The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-02-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, December 2-3, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 142 | 50 cents 079099401001 H ighLow 74 54C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and warming up F orecast Question: Does the good start to the holiday shopping season give you confidence in the economic recovery? Next question: W ill you get a flu shot this season? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Mary Jo Kurtz Age 64, of Sebring Eileen M. Green Age 84, of Sebring Mary Weaver Age 81, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 18.6% No 81.4% T otal votes: 86 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living7B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #1 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 0 0 8 8 Still unbeatenA von Park throttles rival S ebring to go to 5-0 SPORTS, 1BSelection madeA Pcouncil chooses arbitrator f or Rowans appeal process PAGE2 A LIVING, 12B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Aproposed ordinance about off-road motor sports didnt see a vote on Tuesday, but commissioners did give a nod to mud bogging. A lthough both Commissioner Barbara S tewart and County Attorney Ross Macbeth stressed that the new regulation was not about any specific site in the county, the discussion seldom wandered away from the Swamp Hammock OutdoorR ecreation project on Marguerite Road. T he board worked hard to wade through the details oft he ordinance, spending more than three hours working out definitions, lighting requirements and noise levels, and turnedw hat was a public hearing County bogged down by mud bogging rule details Ordinance would allow for four events per year N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS C ounty Attorney Ross Macbeth held the attention of county commissioners on Tuesday as the board trudged through a proposed ordinance about mud bogging. By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK And now .. on with the parade. According to Avon Parks Executive Director DavidG reenslade, his board decided to reschedule the annual C hristmas parade to Monday at 7 p.m. e apologize for any i nconvenience, but we thought it was better to be safe than sorry, Greenslade s aid on Wednesday. The Avon Park City C ouncil decided on Tuesday to absorb the cost for support services for the original date in order to share the burden for the reschedule. The city has been real supportive of the parade Greenslade said. The possibility of high winds and rain with a storm front caused the chamber to call off the parade this pastM onday, and the lack of available dates prompted t hem to move it to the Monday that is traditionally the Christmas on Main Santa is still coming to AP Parade to be held Monday News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jeff Kennedy reminded commissioners that there was currently no regulation about his proposed outdoor recreation club that included mudbogging. Kennedy is working with partners to use a property of Marguerite R oad for the outdoor motorsports. See MUD, page 3A See AP, page 5A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING If youre wanting to get fully into the holiday spirit and fill your belly at the same time, then Sebring is the place to be this weekend. The city will be jam-packed with holiday cheer and events through tomorrow night. The annual Sebring Christmas parade will kick off the weekend festivities tonight at 7 p.m. The annual parade, coordinated by The Heartland Young Professionals, will feature more floats and more Christmas cheer this year. The Pre-centennial Winter Wonderland theme will feature nearly 100 entries this year; truly a reason to get out and enjoy the experience. Justin Aeder, member of the Young Professionals, described the parade as bigger and better than last years. e are at about a 10 to 15 percent increase from last year. We have about 80 floats, said Aeder. People are more positive about it this year. It makes me feel confident about the economy and that it is changing. People are looking forward to it. Aeder stated that many of the faithful businesses will still be found among the Air to be full of Christmas spirit and smell of BBQ News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY This was just about the only pig without a worry at the Central Florida BBQ Festival last year. Parade, Pigfest and more on tap in Sebring By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK While co-workers stood by stunned Wednesday, Big-T Tire employee Geraldo Aguilera Vargas was arrested on a charge of premeditated murder. The killing is alleged to have occurred in 1992 in Mascotte. According to a Mascotte Police Department report, Aguilera, whose real name is Daniel Aguilera, allegedly shot and killed Xochitl Leyva Patina at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 13, 1992. She was 35 years old at the time. No motive has yet been established for the killing. The police report states trouble began when Patina and her husband Alejandro Cedillo returned home from shopping and Aguilera pulled into their yard. Patina demanded that Aguilera park his car so it didnt block the sidewalk. Aguilera did this, leaving his blue four door Ford Crown Victoria about a foot off the sidewalk and around five feet from the front of the house. He remained in the vehicle. Cedillo approached Aguilera, who reportedly pulled out a automatic pistol of some kind and began waving it around. He took a shot at Cedillo, the bullet barely missing him and lodging in a tree. Cedillo began to struggle with Aguilera over control of the gun. Patina had stepped away from the struggle. When her husband gave up the fight for the gun and stepped away himself, Aguilera allegedly took aim at Patina and fired the lethal APman arrested for 20-year-old murder charge See COLD, page 3A See HOLIDAY, page 8A


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com Pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 Nov. 30 71113161751x:2Next jackpot $39 millionNov. 26 2913222637x:2 Nov. 23 31011204243x:5 Nov. 30 225272830 Nov. 29 5892328 Nov. 28 515182832 Nov. 27 211121328 Nov. 30 (n 7006 Nov. 30 (d 2336 Nov. 29 (n 0817 Nov. 29 (d 1071 Nov. 30(n 908 Nov. 30 (d 553 Nov. 29(n 125 Nov. 29 (d 326 Nov. 29 418242610 Nov. 25 834394311 Nov. 22 518224321 Nov. 18 1112283912 Nov. 30 26343547 PB: 22 PP: 2Next jackpot $40 millionNov. 26 2037394555 PB: 28 PP: 2 Nov. 23 430355759 PB: 25 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 C ourtesy photo Barbara Wade and Linda Kegley of the Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop paint wine glasses to be sold in sets of two at the Fourth Annual Wine Tasting at Kenilworth Lodge. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Military Sea Services Museum needs volunteersS EBRING Have an interest in Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard history? Adesire to meet new people? Maybe just lookingf or an interesting place to spend a few hours every now and then? If so, please volunteer to help operate the Military Sea Services Museum in Sebring. You do not have to be a vet-e ran to volunteer. The Museum is the only museum i n the country that preserves the history and traditions of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard under one roof. Volunteers often come upw ith excellent ideas to improve Museum exhibitions and operations. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdayt hrough Saturday. Volunteers report to the Museum by 11:50 a.m. to prepare to open t he Museum by noon. Museum volunteers greet v isitors, conduct tours when desired by visitors and accept donations. The maximum amount of time a volunteer would be asked to work iso ne day a week (four hours Depending on the number of volunteers, the time spent could be much less. Please volunteer today by calling either Tony LaMorte at 382-2578, John Cecil at3 85-2270, or Gene Kissner at 382-4047.LP Chamber holding annual Toy DriveLAKEPLACID The a nnual Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Toy Driveis taking place throughDec. 16. The chamber is asking for n ew unwrapped gifts for toddlers through age 16. Cash donations will also be accepted. A ll donations will benefit M anna Ministries. T he vhamber is at 18 N. O ak Avenue, and is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Evangelistic crusade this weekendA VON PARK The H ispanic Christian Church M ount Zion of Avon Park is h aving a Clamor for the city of Avon Park at the Gazebo on Main Street in Avon Park at 6 p.m. on Friday andS aturday. Hosting pastors are G regory Ramos and Mrs. E llie Ramos. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING With graduations still a semestera way, parents of the class of 2012 are already raising funds for each high schools Project Graduation. The original idea was b orn in 1980 in Oxford Hills, Maine. The year before, seven teens had died during the commencement season due to alcoholor drug-related car crashes. D etermined to stop the tragic trend, parents provide d their children special activities and a party, while in exchange the teens con-s ciously choose to celebrate without alcohol or drugs. B y 1986, the idea had spread to all 50 states. In Highlands County, each high school is responsible for its own event. F or several years now, Sebring High School gradua ting classes have gone to the theme park Wet and Wild in Orlando. P arents want to ensu r e that every graduating senior can once again attend, which is why they need to raise $20,000 an amount that includes all costs, even transportation. Diana Walker is one of the parents coordinating Sebrings Project G raduation. She hopes e veryone who turns out for the Sebring Christmas Parade tonight finds the time to stop by 160 S. Commerce, Alison Copleyso ffice. T hose who do will discover a delicious array of all things chocolate, from h ot cocoa to brownies to a chocolate fountain and strawberries, pretzels, and popcorn for dipping. Saturday, parents will SHS parents raising money for Project Graduation B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Gilan A suncion, an Avon Park High School junior, was recently awarded a Ronald McDonald House Charity Scholarship. A suncion attended a scholarship banquet earlier this week to be recognized for his accomplishment at the Hyatt Hotel in Tampa. Asuncion is one of the 28 students in the state ofF lorida who received a scholarship for the 2011 a cademic year. Asuncion is the only recipient of the scholarship from Highlands County this year. Asuncions mother, Jean, i s exceedingly proud of her son and all of his recent accomplishments. I am so, so proud of him. Last year, HighlandsC ounty had three (recipients) this year he is the only o ne, said Asuncion. Im happy of the amazing student he is and that we can share his accomplishment with the community Not only is Asuncion a d edicated and hardworking s tudent, he also has a busy social and sports life. Hep lays soccer and basketball and referees games at the YMCA. He is in two (advanced p lacement) classes at the h igh school and he is doing v ery well. Hes usually a s traight Astudent but he got a Bin one of his classes. He said to me Mom, I got a Band I said Thatsf ine son. Its an APclass. Ill accept As and Bs but n othing lower than that, s aid Asuncion with a chuckle. APHS junior Asuncion named Ronald McDonald scholar SEBRING Four local artists are among the donors of items for silent auction at the Fourth Annual Wine Tasting to benefit Highlands Art League on Saturday. L inda Kegley, Janet King, Alice Hansen and Barbara Wade have all donated original w orks of art to be displayed and auctioned at the event to be held in the beautifully decorated Historic Kenilworth Lodge. O ther items for auction include beach getaways, spa services, gift baskets, a golf package for four, wine glasses painted by Yellow House studio artists and much more. International wines will be paired with gourmet foods from around the world and am icro-brew table will offer sips of regional beers. Selected cigars will be available for p urchase. Tickets are $30 each and are available at the Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop, 1989 Lakeview Drive; at theH ighlands Museum of the Arts, 351 West Center Ave., Sebring, or call 385-6682. Wine Tasting to benefit HAL Continued on page 7A See PROJECT, page 8A See APHS, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER T UFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Council selected B radenton attorney H. H amilton Chip Rice to a ct as arbitrator in former Police Chief Michael Rowans contract dispute with the city. R owan is appealing his termination, citing breach o f contract. T he citys labor attorn ey, Brian Koji, presented the council with five names from which to c hoose. Four practice outside the county, the fifth is Lake Placid attorney Bert H arris III. K oji explained that despite the city charter stipulating the council act a s arbitrator in city labor cases, an outside arbitrator is needed because four of the five councilors had written letters of comp laint about Rowan, were possible witnesses and can not claim to be unbiased. D ue process, Koji emphasized, was of paramount importance. Rowan and his attorney Robert Grizzard were present for the discussion. Grizzard addressed thec ouncil, expressing reservations regarding the five candidates. T he problem, he said, had nothing to do with any of the individuals. Rather, he worries that they all h ave backgrounds in management and mediation rather than arbitration. A mediator, Grizzard said, is trained to find common g round between parties, whereas an arbitrator weighs arguments and r eaches a conclusion based on evidence. Grizzard recommended V irginia Charles Wood, who he said is a trained arbitrator. Alternatively he suggested someone from Council chooses arbitrator for Rowan a ppeal By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Council was presented with two options at its regular meeting Tuesday night regarding its plan to pay city employees a 3 percent onetime-only stipend. The stipend would be paid to all employees, but not upper management. Members of four unions are involved: The Police Benevolent Association; the International Association of Firefighters; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and Civil Service workers. Option A, which was approved by all four unions, would be a straight 3 percent of an employees base pay. Under Plan A, AFSCME requested a flat stipend of $956, which amounts to 3 percent of payroll for the entire bargaining unit. City Manager Julian Deleon told the council Option Awould cost the city $121,990. The Option B stipend would amount to less than 3 percent per employee since, moneys are deducted to cover the citys expenditure for pension, and other applicable deductions. Deleon said Option B would cost the city $82,089. He told the council that all unions, with the exception of the PBAhad agreed to Option B as well. Mayor Sharon Schuler expressed anger when told the PBAdid not support Option B. e gave 16 (PTO) hours and are giving the stipend, (but we need to do that out impacting the budget, she said. The money was budgeted but we havent received the money. With my own budget I dont spend money I dont have. Weve tried to be forthcoming. I mean, the PBAhas a right to go to impasse or do whatever it is they have to do. We should approve the (option for the employees who are accepting the stipend as it is. She said she wanted to see the stipend distributed in time for Christmas shopping. City councilor Parke Sutherland quickly moved to approve Option B, which was passed unanimously by the council. Efforts to contact the PBA for comment were unsuccessful. AP approves payment of employee stipend News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Avon Park city councilor Brenda Gray listens to city manager Julian Deleon as he outlines two choices regarding the 3 percent stipend promised city employees. See ROWAN, page 7A


C M Y K shot. As he pulled the trigger, his car lunged forward, hitting the front of the house. He then backed out and sped off heading East on State Road 50. Cedillo had dived for cover behind a truck parked about 35 feet away. The driver, Esteban Morales, was well positioned to witness the shooting. There was a second witness, Patinas brother Arturo Patina, who had never gotten out of Cedillos car. Both witnesses corroborated Cedillos story. Police were on the scene within minutes and an all points bulletin was sent to surrounding law enforcement agencies, however, Aguilera managed to escape. In the course of the investigation police were told that Aguilera had returned to Mexico and had been murdered there. Thats when the case went stone cold. But, in 2002 Aguilera, alive and well, returned to the United States and settled in Avon Park. He was hired by Big-Tafter his all his documentation checked out and has worked there ever since without incident. In fact, co-owner Virgil McInvale said Aguilera was well liked and considered a great worker. When they called yesterday we were just totally shocked. As far as we could tell he was a great family man. He fooled us, like he fooled everyone else. s a shame. The woman he killed had four kids and he has four kids and a wife. Two families are totally devastated. The break in the case came in early November this year when confidential sources contacted the United States Marshals Service in Orlando to report Aguilera was living in Avon Park. Asecond contact was made with the Avon Park Police Department, which information it passed the information on to the U. S. Marshals. The arrest, made by U.S. Marshals, went without incident and Aguilera was immediately transported to Lake County. He made his first appearance before a judge Thursday morning and is being held without bail. i nto a workshop. Despite the misdemeanor $500 fine and up to 60 daysi n jail for violation of the new regulations, Highlands C ounty Sheriff Susan Benton made it very clear that the original ordinance broughtf orward by County Attorney Ross Macbeth was not enforceable. I have to tell my deputies not to enforce this as it s tands, Benton said at the beginning of the discussion. It also became clear that the ordinance would affect currently established events,s uch as the lawn mower racing and the Highlands County Shriner events. The new county rules would allow just four events per year for off-road events that were commercial inn ature and involved motor vehicles. T he board also directed that the maintenance of the shell road adjacent to Swamp Hammock would have to be p aid for by the group wanting to have mud bogging. ou keep talking about t he people, but there are way more cows out than people, a nd they impact our pocketbooks. Our way of life, and everything else, said rancherD onald Skipper, who owns land adjacent to the Swamp Hammock site. We live on this road, and our home and livelihood is at r isk as well. You can understand our concern. We laugh about it, but cattle and agriculture is our livelihood, said Beth Lail, anotherl andowner. e are concerned about campfires and cigarettes. Right now, it is a tinderbox out there. Commissioners directed Macbeth and staff work tor ework the ordinance, and for it to be done quickly. We can be ready for another hearing in two weeks, Macbeth said. One more meeting, we c ould have the answer to questions that have come up this meeting, Macbeth said. T he next phase of discussion about the ordinance was s et for the Dec. 26 night meeting. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/2/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 1 1 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 9 9 C ontinued from page 1A Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by Katara Simmons (From left)Steve Copeland, Gabe White, landowner Tommy Kertesz and Jeff Kennedy all sit front row at the County Commission meeting on Tuesday, ready to answer questions as the board wades through an ordinance about mud bogging. B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK The Apostolic Church of Jesus will hold its first ever Night of Joy this evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the South Florida Community College Auditorium. The event will provide an evening of entertainmenta nd delight for the community. Popular gospel singers f rom around Central Florida will provide musical entertainment in an intimate set-t ing for the guests. Gospel singer and O rlando native LeAndria Johnson, the 2010 winner of BETs Sundays Best talent competition, will headline the show tonight. Johnson ist he granddaughter of Deacon David Hicks and his w ife Wilma. lot of people locally watched the show and fol-l owed her so we are happy t o promote her and provide entertainment for people in this community, Wilma Hicks said. The Hickses are stepping o ut on faith by coordinating their first ever large scaled concert in the community. This is our first big event. Weve had other things in the community butn othing at the college before. We are feeling our w ay. We thought that if we had it at the college then maybe more people willc ome out, said Hicks. The Night of Joy concert w ill feature Johnson as well as singer Anita Bush, The Turner Brothers, and the Union Missionary Baptist Church Choir of Lakelandw ill dazzle the audience with melodies and beautiful v oices. Johnsons father, Pastor R. Keith Hicks of OrlandoW est Church, will be the e mcee for the event. The Night of Joy will feature mainly gospel music, however guests may get a special treat with holidayt unes during the concert. Tickets for Night of Joy are still available. The costs are $15 per person for advance tickets, $20 at the door and $30 for VIPtick-e ts. The VIPtickets include p referred seating, an autographed photo of Johnson as well as a CD. VIPticketsm ay also be purchased at the door. I hope the event will bring out everyone in the community. I hope everyone will come out and enjoy and have a spiritual night,H icks said. For tickets or more inform ation call Hicks at 4537948. The church is at 920 South Carolina Ave. Night of Joy at SFCC features gospel singer LeAndria Johnson Mud bogging issue to be discussed again Cold case murder arrest made in AP Winner of BETSunday talent competition G ET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Follow us on www.twitter.com/thenewssun


C M Y K Job growth is continuing, though slowly, with 94,000 jobs being created in the statei n the last year, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity. B ut 10.3 percent is too high; the number is not falling nearly fast enough.W orse, the underemployment rate, which includes discoura ged workers no longer looking for a job and part-time employees who want full-t ime work, is 18.2 percent. One important sector, cons truction, continues to lose jobs, losing almost 12,000 jobs in the last year. Since 2006, that sector has declined by 360,000 jobs int he state. Which brings us to Gov. Rick Scott, the Legislature and affordable housing in Florida. I f Scott and other state officials want to reverse the decline in construction jobs,t hey could begin by restoring funding to a program created in 1992 and funded by feeso n documentary stamp filings. T he fee is still being collected, but instead of being used for its intended purpose supporting housing the money is being diverted to t he states general fund. ... Even with fewer documentary stamp filings, the fund is expected to generate $116.6 million in the coming year. H ousing advocates project that spending the fees as intended could create as many as 9,000 construction jobs, as well as assist many to get into affordable housing. This will be a tough budget year all of them are. But the Legislature should help restore construction jobs by using the fees as intended t o boost affordable housing programs. N ot surprisingly, the r estored allocation has the support of the real estate industry, builders andb ankers. Scott should take the lead b y including that priority in h is proposed budget. There never was a good r eason to raid a trust fund designed for affordable housing in this state. But to continue in this economy is an outrage. An editorial from the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 8 63-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION We own the countyEditor: Thank you very much f or (Wednesdays) editorial. I wrote to the two commissioners who have their government email address listed on the County's webs ite. The new comissioner is not even listed. Sad isnt it? (In the classifieds is listed for four new openings for manager positions. Because a bureaucrat on staff of the HCBCC sought to give all his employees a new title of banager in order to raiset heir pay scale, but was denied by the commissione rs, I believe that a smoke screen was developed to advertise the new jobs ino rder to award them to current employees. These jobs w ill pay $60-80,000 each. Since it has been well established that staff does not communicate very well with the commissioners, ita ppears to me that they are trying to pass the jobs past t he commissioners. I will know when I request the names of the persons whoa re hired for these posted openings. W ith all the very costly errors committed by staff in recent months, maybey ears, I have come to realize that it appears that the county has an abundance o f prime examples of Peters Principle. I am conc erned with a recent remark by a commissioner that we, the citizens and taxpayers are customers of the county. We are theo wners, we pay the bills, we hire the employees and I believe it is time we start firilng some of them. William E. Clagg Lake PlacidNo Choice in trash collection Editor: Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that couldnt be beat and then itw as time to take out the garbage ... I had a black friday experience that would have made Arlo Guthrie proud. Im rarelyh ome on a trash collection day and having slept in I realized that the big truck was coming. No problem I thought, Ill get it out right away. You see the truck always goes to the far end of my street and has to make a return trip to leave. As I put my cans at the curb I noticed some spill from the cans across the street and thought OK, they will surely stop and correct that problem anyway. They didnt. They blew by and never blinked. So I looked up the county contracted service and gave them a call. I was promptly and cheerfully directed to Nick, the supervisor, who promptly and cheerfully gave me the official runaround. There is a county ordinance which states that all trash to be collected must be out by 7 a.m. The driver was not here at 7 a.m.; the trash was out when the driver was here and he chose to ignore it, I complained. County ordinance, 7 a.m. repeated Nick. Thats a stupid argument and you know it, I said. I just want m y trash picked up. e will be there to collect on the next scheduled d ay. Before I hung up with Nick I reminded him that I did not hire their service so I guess Ill take my comp laint to the county. As I had a chance to ponder all this, it occurre d to me that if the driver had an old-fashioned work e thic, his concience would have prevented him from p assing us up. Isnt this the way of the w orld these days? We e nable and encourage poo r a ttitude and ethic and concoct ways to defend it instead of doing work to be proud of. In these tenuous a nd uncertain times for all b usinesses everyone would do well, particularly monopolies that are privleged to unionesque behavior, to remember that nothing is a lock. Acontract may be for a s eason, but the reality is t hat this is the climate in which character can rise t o the top. You cant fire your t rash collector, the school b oard or the postal servic e But Americans are still free to build a better mouse trap, and will. By the way, I was a tra s h c ollector once. Customers lied, the trash stunk and some things just werent fair. I did a good job any-w ay. Michael Colli ns Sebring B ouquetTrip for friends was e njoyableEditor: I would like to extend my thanks to the staff of I nn on the Lakes and Chicanes Restaurant. For the past 10 years my lifetime friends and I have gotten together to catch u p The four of us all live in Florida but in different areas. Each year one of us p lans the get together nea r our home. This year it was my turn. I picked Inn on the Lakes for our lodging needs. Kudos to the staff. From our arrival on Nov. 18th to our departure on the 20th, staff members d id so much to welcome us and assure our comfort as guests. The warm personal greetings set the right tone for the rest of our stay, and Im in your debt for the extra courtesies that my friends enjoyed while visiting Sebring. Our complimentary breakfast at Chicanes was very enjoyable and the wait staff members were friendly, efficient and speedy. My friends thoroughly enjoyed our trip over to Solomons Castle. If you have friends coming to town you may want to make the trip. The tour of the castle is a lot of fun and the food at the Boat i n Moat is good and reasonable priced. Jackie Bailey Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. As I write, the Occupy Wall Street (OWSs popularity is dropping just about as rapidly as the movements masses are being kicked out of the places across the country theyve all but destroyed. What was originally painted as an innocent expression of freedom of speech quickly morphed into a violent temper-tantrum against all forms of normal society generally, and banks and financial institutions specifically. Unlike the Tea Party movement which is largely responsible for changing the nature of the debate in Washington, and in 2010, changing the face of Congress, OWS will most likely have zero impact on the political process due to lack of substance and provocative style. For a short season, the silent majority caught liberals by surprise when they rose to the occasion and publicly expressed their views against Obamacare and other far-left policies. They learned in short order that protests alone were useless having fallen on the deaf ears of a Democratic Party-controlled Washington. Henceforward Tea Partiers became involved in the political process. While there are whispers around Washington suggesting the Tea Party has seemingly lost its punch, it would be wise to remember who controlled the debt ceiling debate a few months back. I genuinely feel sorry for so many of the OWS protestors who still havent a clue that they were played like pawns on a grand liberal chessboard by those who care little about financial inequality. Liberals are quick to come alongside protestors and claim solidarity, but fail to mention they are responsible for much of the mess the protestors are marching against. Its all about political power and naive, disenfranchised youth, brainwashed by college professors, bought into the whole percent marketing ploy. The OWS movement was painted to portray protestors as representative of the 99 percent of Americans, but, evidently the paint was not permanent. After untold reports of public nudity, orgies and masturbating, drug overdoses, robberies and rapes, Americans have discovered, with immense relief and much thanksgiving that these occupiers are not at all like the rest of us. I can only imagine the protestors originally wanted to create some sort of American Spring where CEOs and Wall Street Bankers across the country turned in their resignation under duress and gave in to the protestors demands. Then what? Are the same dredlocked do-gooders going to hold a shareholders meeting to discuss the way ahead? Not likely. Likewise, during the Arab Spring protests, protestors fought for change, but when it arrived they didnt have a clue what to do with it. As Ive watched the coverage of the Occupy protests, I have tried to gleam some sort of common thread binding them all together, and all I can come up with is anger. But to what end? Anger without purpose is dangerous. Democrat leaders seemed to hope the OWS movement would sweep across the country and not fizzle out as it has. What they fail to understand is protests absent a purpose, dont accomplish anything. Theres no lasting energy. The Civil Rights movement had a singular focus which captivated the nation, and as a result, the movement affected a change in national policy. Similarly, the Tea Party movement succeeded in changing the political focus in the country to fiscal responsibility and smaller government. The Occupy movement has only succeeded to annoy and disrupt the lives of innocent people who happen to make a living in the vicinity of the Occupy parks, and expose the underbelly of the Left as to who they really are agitators. Susan Stamper Browns weekly column is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Susan at writestamper@gmail.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. We are not The 99 Percent Construction jobs key to easing unemployment Theres a smattering of good news on unemployment. Floridas jobless rate fell to 10.3 percent in October, its lowest rate in 28 months. Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown


C M Y K By TOM KRISHER and D EE-ANN DURBIN A PAuto WritersDETROIT People are finally replacing the cars and trucks they held onto during the economic slump, giving a boost to sales at Chrysler, GM and Nissan in November. Chryslers sales rose 45 percent from a year earlier, while GMs climbed 7 percent and Nissans 19 percent. The three companies were among the first to report U.S. sales of new cars and trucks on Thursday. Dealers say theyve had strong floor traffic all month, with surprisingly high sales for a month thats normally lackluster because of colder weather and holiday distractions. But this November, buyers went to showrooms because of good deals on leases, more confidence in the economy and a need to trade in older cars, says Ryan LaFontaine, a partner in a six-dealer chain in Michigan. The activity underscores projections that Americans bought new cars at the fastest pace in more than two years as they replace aging vehicles. Analysts expect that the annual sales rate for November could range between 13.3 million and 14 million cars and trucks. That is far better than the rate of 12.6 million through the first 10 months of the year. November sales also could approach the 14.1 million annual rate from August of 2009, when the government offered big rebates for drivers to trade in their gas-guzzling clunkers. Sales at Chrysler Group LLC last month were led by the Jeep Compass small SUV, which had a nearly ten-fold increase in sales. Jeep brand sales rose 50 percent, while Chrysler brand sales nearly doubled on strong demand for its 200 and 300 sedans. But Chrysler also raised its incentives to nearly $3,300 per vehicle, up 6 percent from October. At General Motors Co., buyers snapped up small cars and pickup trucks. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze compact rose 54 percent, while the Silverado pickup, GMs topselling vehicle, saw sales jump 34 percent. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The winners of Kids Tag Art, a fifth gradea rt contest and fundraising project introduced this year in Highlands County by Tax Collector Eric T. Zwayer, have been selected. T he Awards of Distinction designs can be viewed and are available for sale to the public on the Tax Collectors website at www.hctaxcollec-t or.com/. Atotal of 51 tags were chosen for the Award of Distinction, five from eacho f the nine public schools and two from each of the private schools that participat-e d. Kids Tag Art, originally c reated by the Polk County Tax Collectors office in 2006, encourages students toc reate a license plate design that can be scanned and p rinted as a plastic license plate for use on the front bumper of vehicles or framed for display. They make great gifts for family and friends. T he tags, similar to Floridas specialty tags that s upport worthy causes, are strictly art and not for use as a legal registration on the r ear bumper of a vehicle. All proceeds from the tag sales g o to the schools for classroom art supplies. Plans are under way for an awardsc eremony and reception honoring the Award of Distinctionw inners to be held at the South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium in the spring. Att he end of the ceremony, the winner of the Tax Collectors Choice Award will be announced by Zwayer, who will display the winning tag on the front of his vehicle fora n entire year. Kids Tag Art was made possible this year by the generosity of major sponsors Champion for ChildrenF oundation and Alan Jay Automotive Network in cooperation with the Highlands County Tax Collector, the School Boardo f Highlands County, the Highlands Art League and Douglass Screen Printers. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 5A H CA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; HCA; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 2 2 Martial Arts; 3.639"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 0 0 6 6 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 5 5 MARYJO KURTZ M ary Jo Kurtz, age 64, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 in Winter Garden, Fla. She was born in Loch Haven, Pa. on Aug. 8, 1947 to Lester and Gladys (Gunn Schrecengast. She worked in restauranta dministration, and was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the King. She was a resident of Sebring since July 2000 coming from Orlando, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Rev. J ames E. Kurtz, Sebring, Fla.; sons, Rory Glass of Orlando, Fla., Michael Kurtz of Baton Rouge, La., and William Kurtz of St. Cloud, Fla.; daughters, Stephanie Nadler of Winter Garden, Fla., Jill Grant of Ocoee,F la., and Deborah Fry of Orlando, Fla.; mother, Gladys Meekin of Sebring, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Amemorial service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St.A gnes Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made i n her memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to St. Agnes Episcopal Church. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com EILEEN GREEN Eileen M. Green, 84, passed away on N ov. 26, 2011, in Sebring, Fla., where she resided for the past 21 years. Prior to that, s he resided in Beacon and Glenham, N.Y., and Pompano Beach, Fla. She was born in Dunville, Ontario, Canada, on March 2,1 927 to Edna Mae Gifford and Joseph Kenney and later became a U.S. citizen in 2 000. She retired as a manager for IBM in Boca Raton, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, S tewart E. Green. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Kenney and his daughter, Trisha, of Sebring, Fla.; her son, Keith ( Diane) Coultas of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Sebring, Fla.; stepchildren, S tewart (Cindy Patricia (Robert (Deborah, who all reside in New York, as well as 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildrena nd many nephews along with their wives. She is also survived by a very special friend, Judy Bateman of Sebring, Fla. Special thanks to her caregivers at the P alms of Sebring, especially to her most caring doctor, Cheri. Per her request, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity.I nterment will be at the convenience of the family at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., where she will be reunited with her husband, Stewart E. Green. Condolences may be expressed by visitingT BO.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla. Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview Street S ebring, FL33870 Phone: 863-385-1546 MARYWEAVER Mary Groves Weaver, age 81, of Sebring, passed away Nov. 27, 2011 atH ardee Manor in Wauchula. She was born Dec. 20, 1929 in Warne, N .C. and has been a resident of Sebring for 27 years moving there from Fort Meade. She was an artist and enjoyed drawing o utdoor scenery and caricatures. Mary is survived by four daughters, N anci (J.R.Wimpey of Jonesboro, Ga., Sharon Twiggy Weaver of Wauchula, Dianne (JerryWelch of Wauchula, and Lisa Weaver of Fort Meade;t wo sons, Keith (Cheryl Weaver of Blairsville, G a., Robin Weaver of Fort Meade; three brothers, Bill Groves ofR amona, Calif., Jay Groves of Social Circle, Ga., and Jack G roves of Monroe, Ga.; one sister, Lorene Bryant of Blairsville, Ga.; 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and numerousn ieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Mack Weaver, and her parents, Verlin and J essie Sampson Groves. Her memorial service will be held at 6 :30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 404 W. Palmetto St. in Wauchula. Online condolences may be made at PongerKaysGrady.Com P onger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home in Wauchula has been entrusted with the arrangements. OB ITUARIES Weaver Street, which is now canceled. The scheduling conflict was a problem, but everyone who was asked decided that it was better to hold the parade at 7 p.m. and cancelC hristmas on Main Street. Most of the folks were in both anyhow, Greenslade said. Everyone has beenr eally good about the changes, and most everyone is coming on Monday. e are sorry we had to do it, but we had a lot of folkst elling us they had already decided not to participate because of the weather The parade starts on north A noka and then runs east on Main Street. 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C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/30;12/2,4; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 0 0 5 5 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 7 7 S ince making it home from the 1993 Black Hawk Down battle in Somalia, Keni Thomas has become a successful country musics inger, motivational speaker a nd author. I came out of the military with a pretty good skill set,a nd there were jobs I could have taken, Thomas told the Unknown Soldiers. But music is a disease. Its incurable. O f all his endeavors, there i s nothing more important to this ex-Army Ranger than visiting with wounded heroes of the Afghanistan a nd Iraq conflicts. He thinks e very day about his conversations with combat veterans at various hospitals, including a female military truck driver who lost her leg whenh er vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. I told her it was okay to be upset about what happ ened to her, and she started crying, Thomas said. She said, I just dont know if anybody will ever love me. It was so basic and human. T homas will never forget the chaotic battle he and his fellow troops fought on the war-torn streets ofM ogadishu more than 18 years ago. One reason hes so touched by his encounters with wounded veterans is because he knows he could h ave easily ended up in a hospital bed, wheelchair or cemetery. Theres not a day that goes by that I dont think about it in some sort of way, Thomas said. I dont mean it in a Ramboflashback sort of way; I know by the grace of God is the only reason Im still around. Thomas has a special talent for bringing the 99 percent of Americans who have never experienced combat into the minds of the one percent who have. It took me a long time to figure it out, Tom, but when you make it home from something like that, theres this weird sense of guilt, he explained. Why did I survive when other peopled eserved to live? The Army Ranger lost several friends in the brutal u rban battle. Even though Thomas threw himself into h is music career soon after coming home, feeling content during the past two decades has been difficult. Instead of enjoying his suc-c ess, he has often agonized over his fallen buddies who didnt get the same opportunity. They had families. They had kids. They were twice the soldier I was, Thomas said. Whenever something good happens in your life, its like you dont let it happen, because that little voice reminds you of your friends who didnt make it. It sabotages everything thats good in your life, he concluded. In his songs, Thomas sometimes sings directly to fellow combat veterans. s what I do, the singer-songwriter said. I love to tell stories. Another challenge recently conquered by the guitar h ero was writing a book. In Get It On: What It Meanst o Lead the Way, Thomas recounts the chaos of Black Hawk Down while usingt he battles painful lessons to convey principles of leadership. Thomas candidly admits that at the Mogadishu batt les outset, when U.S. t roops set out to confront a murderous warlord, the highly trained Ranger did note xpect the bloodiest American firefight since Vietnam. When you set a goal, it always takes longer than yout hink its going to take, he said. Its a good lesson for us. Whether its in a book, s ong, or conversation with a w ounded veteran, Thomas tries to convey the same powerful message. Without faith, Thomas believes, hew ouldnt be in a position to help others. Thats one of the beauties of putting some mileage ony our life, he said. You can see with clarity that theres no way you ended up where you ended up on your own accord. T homas still thinks about the weeping young amputee who thought shed never find love. Hopefully, shell find t hat if she doesnt let the guilt, the wounds and the anger consume her, shell get back into life and shell do just fine, he said. I hope someone will love her, and I hope everybody finds a sense of purpose. Keni Thomas thinks hes found his. When I cant sing anymore, I think my life is going to be dedicated to teaching Iraq and Afghanistan veterans that its OK to be happy, he said. 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. A real-life guitar hero K eni Thomas, an ex-Army Ranger who fought in the 1993 Black Hawk Down battle in Somalia, is now a country music performer, author and motivational speaker. Photo court esy KeniThomas.com. When I cant sing anymore, I think my life is going to be dedicaated to teaching Iraq and Afghanistan veterans that its OK to be happyKENITHOMAS v eteran, singer The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K T.J. & The Cruisers at DuffersAVON PARK T.J. & The Cruisers Band will be m aking their debut at Duffers Sports Grille from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday. This local four-piece band will bring a variety of Top 40, originals, country, rock and blues music for dancing. There is no cover charge. The Longshot Band will be back on stage from 6-9 p.m. today. They play country and o riginal music. Anew addition to Duffers this Friday night will be D.J. Chase who will provide lotso f dance music and karaoke songs for anyone who wants t o sing. He will play from 9 p .m. to 1 a.m. Free line dancing lessons a re offered from 6-8 p.m. every Monday with Maureen Hecox teaching. Bob Weed plays oldies and country music while sharing some trivia questions from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday. D uffers is at 2451 U.S. 27 S outh, Avon Park. Call 4526339.Classic country on t ap todayLAKE PLACID The first Friday of the month G enes Classic Country Band will be playing for your e njoyment at 6:30 p.m. at the LPWC building, 10 N. Main A ve., Lake Placid. Cost is $3 donation at the door. A ny questions, call 6991975.Lake Placid Elks Hoop Shoot is saturdayLAKE PLACID Lake P lacid Elks Lodge will sponsor a Free Throw Contest on S aturday, Dec. 3 for boys and girls ages 8-13 at Lake PlacidH igh School. Free registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 a.m. Proof of age is required tor egister. Winners receive awards a nd will be eligible to advance to the district, state a nd national competition. Winners not only receive trop hies and plaques, the national champions have their name p laced at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Call Lake Placid Elks Lodge at 465-2661.Christmas Bazaar set for SaturdayAVON PARK Christmas Bazaar will be held at Union Church by the Happy Crafters from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday. There will be crafts of all kinds, bakery goodies (brownies, cakes, cookies and bread), trash and treasure tables and scrubbies too. Bring the kids. Santa Claus will be there in the kids craft area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is at The Rock (youth buildings grounds of Union Church between Jim Rodger and Butler Streets, one block north of Main Street, downtown Avon Park (signs will be posted near church).Military Officers to meet SaturdaySEBRING MOAA Chapter First Vice President Army Lt. Col. Randy Smith will present the plans for the coming nominations and election of officers for the year 2012 at the Military Sea Services Museum at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday. The present board will outline plans for luncheon meetings for December and January. On the groups agenda will be plans for the Dec. 17 luncheon meeting to elect the coming years officials. Chapter Secretary Col. Roy Whitton is responsible for o btaining a guest speaker for Dec. 17 and an MOAAstate official to install the 2012 officers at the Jan. 21 luncheon meeting. A ll MOAAmembers have been asked to be at the Military Sea Services Museum in Sebring to fill the slate of chapter officers fort he coming year. The local MOAAchapter supports the six Junior ROTC units in Arcadia (Army Avon Park (Air ForceP lacid (Army (ArmyAir Force Wauchula (Air Force well as the local Civil Air Patrol. Call (863Sebrings Carousel of Lights illuminates Downtown SebringSEBRING The areas l argest Christmas lighting display can be seen at Sebrings Christmas Carousel of Lights located on the Circle in Downtown Sebringf rom 6-9 p.m., starting Saaturday and lasting through C hristmas. Nightly visits with Santa are featured along with shows and other activi-t ies for the kids. Admission is free. F or more information, visit www.DowntownSebring.org.ABATE Toy Run is SaturdayS EBRING ABATE of Florida Inc. Inerstate C hapters 26th annual Toy Run will be Saturday. Line up begins at 11 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 N. Ridgewood Drive inS ebring, leaving promptly at 1 p.m. under police escort. The run ends at the Elks, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. Cost is $10. Please donate an unwrapped toy. There will be 50/50, auctiona nd a complete turkey dinner. The event ends at 9 p.m. P roceeds will benefit local children in need. For more information, call (863 1134 or (863Second Blessings garage sale SaturdayAVON PARK First U nited Methodist Church of Avon Parks Second Blessings garage sale is from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 200 S. Lake Ave.Fly-in Breakfast is SaturdayAVON PARK The Flyin Breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Florida Aircraft Services (KAVO), 1535 S.R. 64 West, Maintenance Hangar, Avon Park. Full breakfast, casseroles, sticky buns, all for $5 donation. Breakfast will be served by Christ Lutheran Church LCMS. Call 471-2663.Craft Bazaar, Cookie Walk is SaturdaySEBRING Annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk will be hosted by Spring Lake United Methodist Church, located at 8170 Cozumel Lane, Sebring (off U.S. 98, one-fourth mile east of hardware store), from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be homemade crafts; knitted, crocheted and s ewn items; wood crafts, holiday decorations; Rada cutl ery; hand-painted home decor; ceramics; cards and notes and much more The Cookie Walk will feature home baked cookies (you fill the container with the cookies you prefer), candy and other sweets, baked goods and more.Womans Club to sponsor antique appraisalSEBRING On Saturday f rom 1-4 p.m., the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4 260 Lakeview Drive, will be h osting an antique appraisal. J im and Jody Dow of the Furniture Doctors will be e valuating and assessing the v alue of your antiques. The cost is $10 for only one appraisal item. T he seating is limited to the first 75 people. Refreshments will be served. Call 402-5631 or 382-0824. Music Under the Oaks is SundayS EBRING Music Under t he Oaks begins at 1 p.m. on S unday.The venue located at 3 414 Beck Ave. in Sebring, off Powerline Road. J am and open mic, all types of music. Covered and heated auditorium with 25 acres of free parking, all for a $5 donation. No alcohol. For more information, call Talent World at 453-0694 or (863Bridal and formal sale SundayAVON PARK There will be a bridal and formal sale from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 596 U.S. 27 North in Avon Park. The sale is sponsored by Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Community Services.Bridge Club hosting special gameSEBRING The Sebring Bridge Club, located at 347 N. Fernleaf Ave., will play a special game extra points at noon on Friday, Dec. 2 and 16. Call 385-8118. Shuffleboard tourney todaySEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will host a mini-shuffleboard tournament at 1 p.m. today. Call 3852966.Elks lodge eventsSEBRING Due to the Christmas parade, the Sebring Elks will not have a buffet or entertainment today. However a fish dinner will be served from 3-5 p.m., for $6. For details, call 471-3557. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 7A C OWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/2/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 2 2 JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, business; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 3 3 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS the state Division of Administrative Hearings,e xperts trained for just this kind of situation. These people dont come from one side or the other Grizzard said, adding therew ill be a cost. If we agree on the arbitrator my client will a gree to pay half the cost. Instead, the council voted on the five candidates presented by Koji. They weret old by city attorney Gerald Buhr to vote for their first t hree choices, marking them in order and signing their names to their votes. T here is a problem, however. Rice received four first p lace votes. Harris received two. That means there were six first-place votes, when there should only have beenf ive. When the mistake was b rought to Buhrs attention by the News-Sun immediately after the meeting, hei ndicated it wouldnt be a problem unless Rice turned d own the job. C ontinued from page 2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY R obert Grizzard II (leftney for, former Avon Park police chief Michael Rowan (rightegarding Rowans termination appeal Tuesday night. Council makes selection for Rowan appeal arbitrator Associated PressWASHINGTON Democrats say they are planning an unprecedented effort to pro-t ect voting rights in the 2012 election after several states passed voter identification laws and restrictions on early voting and same day registration. Democratic National Committee C hairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the party will oppose obstacles essent ially designed to rig an election when Republicans cant win these elections on the merits. Party officials say they will try to overt urn some of the measures, educate voters on the types of documents needed to vote in the states and pursue lawsuits if necessary. Voter ID laws have passed this year in states like Wisconsin, Tennessee and RhodeI sland. Efforts to restrict early voting have been approved in Florida, Ohio and W isconsin. Dems to pursue protections for voting rights


C M Y K dozens of floats, along with a f ew some new faces. There isnt any really anyone that we thought Wow, theyre in it?but there definitely are new floats and thes ame big floats. Cross County Automotive, Alan Jay, they still have their big floats like every year, said Aeder. The parade route will take t he floats down Ridgewood Drive, around the Circle and down South Commerce Ave. The Sebring Christmas Carousel of Lights will kicko ff tonight just before the Christmas parade at 6 p.m. at Circle Park in DowntownS ebring. The light show will feature kid friendly activities, visits from Santa and more.T he Carousel of Lights will run until Christmas from 6-9 p .m. each night. Two events, one old and one brand new, will comet ogether at the county fairgrounds when the barbecue f estival and the Heartland Holiday Spectacular open. The 20th annual Central Florida BBQ Festival better known as Pigfest willb e held at the Highlands County Fair Grounds for a f ull two days of entertainment and fun. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. today.S aturday hours are from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. T hirty-two barbecue teams will be present, along with various entertainment, food a nd refreshments. s just grown by leaps and bounds in just one week, said Marketing and Sales Director Tenille Drury. J im Fortner, Chairman of the Central Florida Barbecue Association, is excited about the event and invites everyone to come out. We want people to come. Park your cars at Firemens F ield, walk up Commerce (Ave.) watch the parade, walkb ack and enjoy the band on Friday night, said Fortner. Fridays entertainment will run from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will feature Jimmy andt he Megabytes. Saturdays musical guest are the California Toe Jam Band from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Pigfest will have at l east a dozen teams vending and will have some of Central Floridas best barbecue right at your fingertips. The Pigfest is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event. Im really excited. It is a lot of fun. Its been a lot of work but weve got some great sponsors. Its going to be a great time and some great weather, said Fortner. In conjunction with the Pigfest, Drury will be holding the inaugural Heartland Holiday Spectacular featuring the Festival of Trees. The HHS will run from 1 p .m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Guests of the Pigfest are invited to attend the Spectacular inside the Highlands County Convention center. The Spectacular will feature 10 booths full of local vendors for guests to enjoy. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. to take Christmas wishesf rom boys and girls. Taylor D ixon Photography will also be present providing photos. e also have a huge kids station full of fun arts and crafts, said Drury. The Festival of Trees will feature dozens of decorated trees for guests to bid on and take home or donate to a needy family. The Heartland Holiday Spectacular is also free, however non-perishable food donations will be taken at thed oor and donated to the Heartland Food Pantry. Proceeds for the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity and The Humane Society of Highlands County. Also, Saturday will provide another opportunity to benefit the Humane Society during the Santa Paws 5K and Pet Parade at the HighlandsH ammock State Park. Furry f riends can be dressed in holiday attire beginning at 8 a.m. Call 655-1522. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 3.639"; 7"; Black; main A (hlr metals); 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 4 0 0 5 5 P UBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 87467 liquors IO11124PPO; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 4 5 5 7 7 have a booth at the Festival of Lights at the Convention Center, with an assortment of baked goods, more hot chocolate and extras like nachos. Every penny goest oward Project Graduation. Sebring parents will be at t he Sears/Bealls end of Lakeshore Mall Dec. 17-23 providing expert gift wrapping for a donation. Monday, Dec. 5, Chilis R estaurant will donate 10 percent of a customers bill to the project when a project flyer is turned in. The flyers will be availa ble at the Christmas Parade, the Festival of Lights and at the high school. Raffle tickets for a 42inch LG plasma television also will be available at the parade, festival and gift w rapping table. They are $10 apiece. The raffle will be held Dec. 23 so the television can be home in time for Christmas day. Other fundraisers will be coming along. For example,t he parents will be running a strawberry shack at the C ounty Fair and holding a Denim and Diamond Dance Jan. 21. Walker said parents are very grateful for the com-m unitys support from gifts of wrapping paper, ribbons and adhesive tape (maybe left over from last year), to party platters fort he dance, baked goods to sell, or volunteered time or cash donations. Door prizes for the teens during Project Graduation also are needed items like iPods, gas cards or gift cards. Promotional materials are b eing worked out to recognize business contributions. Walker said the parents of the Class of 2012 realize theyre asking for a lot and are extremely grateful. The effort, she pointed out, isn ot just to show young people a good time, but to keep t hem alive. Graduation, said Walker, is the start of a new life, its not meant to be the end of one. As Avon Park and Lake P lacid High Schools prepare their fundraisers, the NewsSun will keep the community informed. For information about S ebrings project go to the Facebook group SHS Class of 2012 Parents. Or visit Diana Walker on her Facebook page. Correspondence may be sent to P.O. Box 583, Sebring, Fl. 33870. Continued from page 2A After graduation, Asuncion has his eyes set on the University of Florida,w here he will study in the medical field to become a n urse. Following his nursing degree, Asuncion plans to work as a nurse to pay form edical school to become a doctor. T he RMHC scholarship pays for the equivalent of 60 credit hours for each of ther ecipients. For the past 26 years, the RMHC Scholarship has been awarding scholarships to deserving high school students and improving the lives of the students as wella s their families. RMHC has given out m ore than $44 million in scholarships to deserving students all over the nationa nd establishing more than 300 Ronald McDonald H ouses throughout the country and the world. The scholarships are split i nto four categories: The RMHC Scholars, which can be awarded to any student regardless or race or sex; the R MHC Asia, which is awarded to any eligible student who has at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage; the RMHC African-A merican Future Achievers, w hich is awarded to eligible s tudents with at least one p arent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage; and the RMHC HACER, which is awarded t o any eligible student who has at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage. C ontinued from page 2A C ourtesy photo Avon Park High School junior Gilan Asuncion is a 2011 recipient of the Ronald McDonald House Charity Scholarship. Asuncion is accompainied by (from left) APHS Prinicpal Tealy Williams, Ronald McDonlad, (Asuncion Mary Hutchison. APHS junior earns Ronald McDonald scholarship Project Graduation fundraisers planned to benefit SHS Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University says its dismissing four students for their role in the death of a marching band member. Robert Champion was found unresponsive on Nov. 19 on a bus parked outside an Orlando, Fla., hotel after the schools football team lost toa rival. His death has sparked a criminal investigation as well as a probe into whether FAMU has ignored past warnings about hazing. FAMU President James Ammons acknowledged the dismissal of the students in a memo he sent earlier this week to members of the FAMU Board of Trustees. Ammons did not specify what the four students did but said that their dismissals were connected to Champions death. He also told trustees that a group of students protested his decision to shutter the Marching 100 while the investigation continues. FAMU dismisses 4 students connected to band death Associated PressSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. Jerry Sanduskys lawyer says he hasnt discussed pleading guilty with his client and that the former Penn State assistant football coach still maintains hes innocent of the charges against him. Joe Amendola said Thursday that hed consider possible alternatives with Sandusky if new charges are filed that involve more victims than the eight boys covered by the 40 pending criminal counts. Amendola says Sandusky has never considered a plea in his case. The 67-year-old former Penn State assistant coach is awaiting a preliminary hearing on the charges. Amendola says the topic of a guilty plea came up as a what-if question about potential additional charges in a recent interview and that if more charges are filed he would only then discuss the possibility of a plea. Sundusky wont seek plea Continued from page 1A Holiday season kicks off in Sebring


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, December 2, 2011Page 9A Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 H IGHLANDS COUNTY O UTSIDE SALES If 150-$200 A Week will help you Part Time, I need people who need And want to work. Easy Sales. Good for S tudents and Retirees. C all Ed: 352-217-9937 ADVERTISING 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 a dvertising schedules. Client r elations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. S alary + Commission. N ews Sun S end reply to A dsalessjobs@newssun.com 2 227U S 27 South S ebring Fl. 33870 E OE 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1709 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 13th day of December, 2011, beginning at 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, according 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-236-GCS H IGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, P laintiff, vs. MELISSA L. SCHINDLER, KATHERINE D. S CHINDLER, ESTHER BELLE SCHINDLER, C APITAL ONE, N.A. f/k/a CAPITAL ONE, F SB, and STATE OF FLORIDA, D efendants. A MENDED NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Fin al Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on October 4, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands C ounty will sell the property situated in Highlands C ounty, Florida, as described below at a Public S ale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South C ommerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on D ecember 20, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: S EE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' E xhibit A L ot 1 and the Southerly 30 feet of Lot 2, Block 81, E IGHTH ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING, a ccording to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat B ook 1, Page 3, of the Public Records of Highl ands County, Florida, the Southerly portion of Lot 2 being more particularly described as follows: B egin at the SE Corner of Lot 2, the same being a p oint on the dividing line between Lots 1 and 2; thence in a Northwesterly direction along the Easterly boundary of Lot 2, the same being the Westerly right-of-way of Oak Avenue, a distance of 30 feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction parallel t o the dividing line between Lots 1 and 2, a dist ance of 150 feet to the Easterly right-of-way of t he alley located at the Westerly end of Lot 2; t hence in a Southeasterly direction along the W esterly boundary of said Lot 2, being the Easte rly right-of-way of aforesaid alley, a distance of 30 feet to the SW corner of Lot 2, the same being a point on the dividing line between Lots 1 and 2; thence in a Northeasterly direction along said dividing line a distance of 150 feet to the POINT OF B EGINNING. T ax Identification Number: S 2934297008100010 A ddress: 383 Oak Avenue & 713-717 Orange S treet, Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida / s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk D ecember 2, 9, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001874 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF T HE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT S ECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED P ASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 006-M1, P laintiff v s. KEVAUN R. HINDS, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Ord er Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated Novemb er 18, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 2 009-CA-001874 in the Circuit Court for Highl ands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK N ATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN T RUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1, is the Plaintiff, and KEVAUN R. HINDS, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, F lorida, described as: T HE EAST 1/3 OF THE SOUTH 3/4 OF THE SOUTH 1 /2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 LESS THE SOUTH 7 30.68 FEET PLUS THE 11 FOOT STRIP ABUTT ING ON THE EAST SIDE IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 A LL IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a t public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 13th day of December, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: November 18, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff November 25; December2, 2011 N OTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 3 95 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL B E DISPOSED OF ON DECEMBER 23, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN H OUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE S TATED. N ames and unit numbers are as follows: N AME UNIT NUMBER L inda Switzer 356 U reeda Barrett 203 D ISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDL ORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL R IGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. December 2, 9, 2011 P UBLIC AUCTION F OR TOWING & STORAGE 1999 CHEV 1 Y1SK5285XZ431809 O N DECEMBER 13th, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST L AKE PLACID, FL 33852 December 2, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000623 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, P laintiff, v s. R OGER BASS JR A/K/A ROGER G. BASS, JR., A /K/A ROGER G. BASS, et al, D efendant(s N OTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Ord er Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000623 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE L LC, is the Plaintiff and ROGER BASS JR A/K/A R OGER G. BASS, JR., A/K/A ROGER G. BASS; M ONICA J. BASS; are the Defendants, The Clerk o f the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder f or cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEM ENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in s aid Final Judgment: L OT 65, OF SEBRING SHORES DEVELOPMENT, S ECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 109 LONGVIEW ROAD, SEBRING, FL 3 38700000 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 28, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P .O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 09045960-CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accom-m odation 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. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-Sun Friday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com SEBRING -Small nicely furnished Apartments! 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. Monthly $375 with 6 month lease. Pay own electric. 863-385-1806 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 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 VENUS -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 MOBILE HOME1959. Good bones. 10'x41' w/10'x 27' completely inside space. Florida room attached. Good size shed & lot. $196 per month Lake Jackson access. $4000 obo. Please call 863-451-2848. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 OKEECHOBEE MOBILEHOME 2/2. 1400sq.ft. Furnished, ceramic tile t hroughout, new counter tops, new flat top stove, new washer & dryer, just installed new A/C. Large shed & parking for 2 vehicles & boat. $14,900 obo. Call 772-597-1130 ask for Fay. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesA TTENTION: CASH for your Home, D uplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedL 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. 608-566-5628 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidS EBRING VANTAGEPOINTE B y Owner Large 2/2/2 F urnished or Unfurnished. C all 863-471-2666 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialC NA SEEKINGEMPLOYMENT! 30 y ears experience in health care. Have references. CPR certified training. Will work weekends. Call Debra 863-465-2088. 2300Work Wanted TREE SERVICESeeking EXPERIENCED T REE CLIMBER, With Valid Drivers License. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 TELEVISION REPAIRTECH M ust have one year experience. Pay depending onexperience. Contact Musselman's Appliances and TV. Email r esume: mussappl@earthlink.net 863-386-0898 TECHNICIAN WANTEDMust have c lean driving record. Apply in Person @ 5146 Schumacher Rd. 8-4pm. Sunny South Exterminators 863-382-1850. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS F ull time Clerk needed. Must be organized & have excellent customer s ervice skills. Cash handling e xperience a plus Fax Resumes to: 863-453-6138 S EEKING PARALEGALPART-TIME M INIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE E-mail resume to: o fficetalent@yahoo.com or Fax 863-471-2565 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Immediate o pening for an experienced Medical Assistant for a busy Pediatric Practice. E xperience in phlebotomy, EMR and Bi-lingual a plus. Attractive benefits and a n opportunity for career growth. Fax resume to (863 c fmsonni@gmail.com M EDIA 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 least 6 months to 1 year sales experie nce. Is highlymotivated and enjoys building client relationships, not afraid t o ask for a sale, professional, enthusia stic, and exhibit a high level of i ntegrity. This position is the perfect choice for a nyone loving to sell a product you believe in. We offer base salary plus commission; e xcellent benefits to include medical, dental, life, 401k and more; paid time o ff; and training. Send reply to A dsalesjobs@newssun.com 2227 US 27th South S ebring, Florida 33870 E OE 2100Help WantedDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623


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Accommodations for 2 yrs if payment plan approved. $120,000.00. 917-216-8379 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationWHEELCHAIR /HOVEROUND / ELECTRIC, Good Condition $500 863-381-7667 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies T HE SEB.CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE featuring ARTISANS & CRAFTERS is Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2 011, 7am ??, on the SIDEWALKS at t he HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CIRCLE SEBRINGHUGESALE! 4349 Sebring L akes Blvd. (approx 4 mi S of Lake J osephine Dr., light to Sebring Lakes E states, R follow signs) Dec 2-3-4, F ri-Sat-Sun 8am 5pm. Antiq., linens, c ollectibles, CD's, Clothing, Cypress T rees. Too Much To List! SEBRING **HARDER HALL** 3 208 Golfview Dr., Sat Dec 3rd, 7AM 3 PM. Linens, Man's Clothing size L & X L, Household items. Lots Of Misc., S omething For Everyone! SEBRING YARDSale Furniture, clothing, small appliances, and more. 1 0022 Pinto Way. 66 to Payne Rd. turn o n Palamino to Pinto Way. Fri and Sat D ec. 2 to 3 8am to 4pm. SEBRING WOODHAVENEstates Christmas Fair. Fri. Dec. 2nd. 8 12. 2 122 Jacaranda Way off Bruns Rd. C rafts, Rummage sale, raffle, bake sale & misc. S EBRING SAT.8 1pm. 305 Eagle Ave. M ulti-Family Sale! Lots of items! S EBRING -FRI. & Sat. Dec 2 & 3, 8-5. 1 655 Killarney Dr. Awakening Youth F undraiser Sale! Lots Of Clothes A ll Sizes, dishes & misc. M uch Much More!! S EBRING -Multi Family Sale! 4313 W estminster Rd, Sat, Dec 3rd, 8AM 3 PM. Lots of Teen boy & girl clothing, h ousehold items, golf cart, trolling m otor, furniture, tools. Much More! SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 4955 Sparta Rd. Fri & Sat Dec 2nd & 3rd, 7:30 AM ? Proceeds to benefit t he adoption of a Chinese girl by Pastor David and Teresa Altman, of Southside Baptist Church. S EBRING -HUGE SALE Dec. 1-2-3; T hursday, Friday, Saturday, 1012 Thurston Ave. behind Sebring High School off Airport Road. S EBRING -FOUR FAMILY SALE! 3421 Sonnet Rd. 0ff Desoto City Rd., Sat & S un Dec 3 & 4, 8AM ? Tools, fishing equipent, clothing, household items, Nscar collectibles. Much More! SEBRING -1611 Prospect St., Jacks on Heights. Fri & Sat 8 3pm. Household items, Tools & other misc. items. SEBRING COMMUNITYGARAGE S ALES for 2012 are Jan. 28th, Feb. 18th, Mar. 17th, Apr. 21st May 19th o n the SIDEWALKS at the HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CIRCLE. See application w ww.destinationdowntownsebrig.com L ORIDA THURS.SAT. 8-2pm 2005 H icks Rd. Largest in County, Christmas, tools, baby, household, collectib les, furn., clothing. All very nice items! L ORIDA SAT.8 3pm. 1900 Leisure Dr. Tools, Antiques. Worth the Drive!! LAKE PLACID**HICKORY HILLS** 1 10 Lakeshore Dr., Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun, D ec 1-2-3-4, 8AM3PM. Desks, Hutch, T ools, Furn., Clothing. Much More! 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comT he Green Dragons got back on the soccer pitch after the holiday break in fine fashion, earning a 4-2, come-b ack win on the road at Frostproof. T he host Bulldogs, however, got the only goal of the f irst half before Lake Placids comeback began. T he Dragons evened things up early in the second half when Vicente Barajas sent a great cross pass, finding a wide open Jorge Medina who ripped it into the net. Frostproof moved back in the lead when a Lake Placid foul lead to a cross and finish from the top of the penalty box, but just five minutes later, Barajas headed in an Osvaldo Orduna cross to even it at 2-2. Jorge Gomez then put the Dragons in the lead for the first time, with Barajas tallying another assist. Barajas then put the icing on the cake with an insurance goal, booting it home after Jose Santana played a through ball to split two Bulldog defenders. And though Barajas name was prominant on the scoresheets, head coach James Ashley commended the whole Dragon squad. onights win was a complete team effort, he said. The defense was tested several times and made some key stops that helped spark our attack. Lake Placid hoped to build on the win Thursday, with a visit from Mulberry. The Lady Dragons also had a little coming back to do in their first match back after the break. In a key district contest against perennially tough Frostproof, the Lady Bulldogs got on the board first with an Ana Vega score 18 minutes in. Hannah Waller then tied it with three minutes left before halftime and less than two minutes later, Brittany Collison scored on a Lindsey Bennett assist to put Lake Placid up 2-1 at the half. Name Sport Age Group Wayne VoightArchery 80-84 Rob Knickerbocker Billiards50-54 Robert KnickerbockerBilliards80-84 Ronald CrandallBowling65-69 Virgil Crandall Bowling 70-74 Max Gnagy Golf75-79 Jerry McClain Golf 60-64 Gail Brown Pickleball70-74 Michelle King Pickleball65-69 Gordon King Pickleball70-74 Linda Kramer Pickleball65-69 James Maynard Pickleball70-74 Barbara Miachika Pickleball 75-79 William Phillips Pickleball75-79 Diane Reynolds Pickleball 65-69 Gloria Soltes Pickleball 70-74 Marvin Strope Pickleball 75-79 Mark Telfer Pickleball65-69 Tom Whiteleather Swimming 80-84 Don Dobbert Table Tennis 55-59 Lynda Hahn Tennis 60-64 Jane Hollinger Tennis55-59 Earl Maslin Tennis70-74 SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, December 2, 2011 Page 3B Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Florida Senior Games State Championships are 23 individual athletes from Sebring as the Games begin Saturday, Dec. 3, in Polk County. The 2011 Florida International Senior Games and State Championships will be held over nine days, Dec. 3-11, with over 1,800 athletes, age 50 and over, competing in 22 sports. The 2011 Games marks the first of a two-year run in Polk County. It is the second time Lakeland and its surrounding communities have hosted the annual Olympicstyle Sports Festival for athletes over 50. The 2001 and 2002 Games were also held in Polk County. Over 1,800 athletes have registered to compete and only one event, the 5K Road Race, to be held on Saturday morning at Lake Hollingsworth, will accept entries on the day of the event. On-site registration for this multi-generational event begins at 7 a.m. with the starting gun going off at 8 a.m. The on-site entry fee is $30. Of the 162 Pickleball players to be in action at the Kelly Recreation Center, Saturday, Dec. 3 through Monday, Dec. 5, are 11 athletes from Sebring. See the listing below for the pickleball players as well as the 12 other athletes competing. All events of the 2011 Florida International Senior Games and State Championships have no admission charge and spectators are encouraged to attend and support Floridas finest senior athletes. Volunteers are still needed to assist in Floridas own Olympic-style Sports Festival for athletes age 50 and over throughout the weekend and into next week. Volunteers will assist Florida Sports staff and Sport Directors, in a variety of duties. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and an application can be found at www.flasports.com or can call 866-FL-GAMES (3542637). Prospective volunteers can choose from a variety of dates and times to assist and will receive a 2011 Florida International Senior Games and State Championships T-shirt. They will also be able claim a part of history as being involved in the 20th Anniversary of an Annual Florida Sports competition which has seen over 35,000 athletes in action. Daily results will be sent out by 9 p.m. on each of the nine days of competition and will be posted at www.flasports.com on the Results page of the Senior Games tab. Florida Sports Director of Communications Nick Gandy will be in Polk County for the duration of the Games and can be reached at (850 for updates about athletes and interview opportunities. The 2011 Florida International Senior Games and State Championships are a program of Florida Sports, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., the lead state sports promotion and development organization, presented in conjunction with Central Floridas Polk County Sports Marketing. Sebring athletes competing in the 2011 Florida International Senior Games and State Championships: Sebring athletes to compete in 2011 Florida Senior Games News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Breauna Corley came up with 18 saves in the Lady Dragons 4-1 win at Frostproof Tuesday. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Blue Streak Jared Lang evades this Lake Wales kick in T uesdays 1-1 tie with the Highlanders. B y LAUREN WELBORN N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Not many realize just how much of a contact sport soccer can be. Add a pinch of rivalry, the determination to win and, of course, the everincreasing adrenaline rush and youre sure tos ee a few sparks fly on t he field. This was the case as the Sebring boysvarsity soccer team took on Lake Wales on their own home turf Tuesday night at Firemans Field, and wound up with a 1-1 tie.. T he first minutes of the half are generally the most intense, as the players are at peak performance. This shined a light of hope on Sebrings behalf as Marcelo Gori put the first point on the board even while the Lake Wales defense was still fresh. This also outlined how intense the fight would be as the firsty ellow card was given t o a Lake Wales player early in the game. As the final minutes of the first half ticked to a close in this heated battle, a blocked corner kick attempt on Sebrings goal side ended the half at 10 The intensity picked up quickly as the second half began, seeing a shot on goal from Sebring and a collision thereafter within the first five minutes. Unfortunately, Lake Wales came out just as determined and tied the score a few short minutes later, after a scramble in the goal and a blasted shot in the top left sailed justo ver the reach of Ethan S mith, who had a stellar performance throughout the night. Santiago Hernandez took a shot of his own in an attempt to regain the lead, however it was just an inch too high and instead slammed into the top p ole, not finding its way into the net. Lake Wales tried to put pressure on Smith again less than ten minutes after their first goal, but he was not going to give up that easily an impressive block kept the score even at one. At this point, it was evident that the adrenaline was definitely a factor in the game. After a little scrap between players, this aggression reached its high point as the last twenty minutes came to a close. Ever persistent, Sebring would keep a level head despite the pushes and shoves. T he boys continued to hold Streaks battle Highlanders to tie See SEBRING, Page 4B Dragon comebacks Sebring1L ake Wales1 L ake Placid4Frostproof2 Tonights win was a complete team effort. JAMESASHLEY Lake Placid head coach See LP, Page 4B B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Lady Red Devils took a cue from the Avon Park boys in their first match-up of the season against county-rival Sebring Tuesday night. Much like their male counterparts thrashing of the Blue Streaks a week prior, so too did the girls lay up a lopsided score against the Lady Streaks. After a slow start, the Lady Devils buckled down and overruled Sebring 64-37. Ill take the win. The rivalry against Sebring in always lovely, said Avon Park head coach Paulette Daley. Sebring led the Devils 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, hitting hard under the basket and holding their own at the free throw line. The second quarter was a different story, however, as the Devils picked up 20 points to Sebrings seven in eight quick minutes. e were playing kind of sluggish there in the beginning, Daley said. Man, we were reaching and not sticking to our game. In the beginning, we were not executing, but once they settled down on offense, things just fell into place, Daley said. Turnovers allowed the Devils to continue their lead in the third and forced Sebring to play catch-up ball. e have been working on free throws. They need to just quit squeezing the ball and shoot. Just shoot, Daley said. They just had to settle down. You know, it is kind of a hype. Abit of a rush. They werent thinking. They werent communicating. Once they settled down and executed our offense things just fell into place. Avon Park had three ladies in double figures with Johntavia Perry leading the pack, netting 18. Brekayla English followed her lead, nicking out 15 with three three-pointers to her credit. Toryana Jones rounded out the Devils offensive charge, hitting 13 on the night. Sebrings Jamiese Wiley stayed right in the scoring pack with 14 points. Avon Park, now 5-0 on the young season, was on the road Thursday at Kathleen and rest up for another cross-county battle Devils buckle down on Streaks Avon Park64Sebring37 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE B rekayla English and Sebrings Khamria Ancrum battle for position under the boards Tuesday night. The Lady Streaks came out strong, but Avon Park wound up running a way with the cross-county contest. See AP, Page 4B




C M Y K By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated PressNEWYORK These are the kinds of negotiations NBAfans have been waiting for. Teams began talking to agents Wednesday as the lockout inched closer to its end, and basketball moved back into focus. Dwight Howard and Chris Paul were linked to trade speculation, while free agents such as Tyson Chandler and Nene were in the news after months of attorneys getting all the ink. Now, the players are taking over and the league was set to reopen its facilities for workouts Thursday. Some may arrive out of shape, just as was the case in January 1999 after the NBAs only other shortened season. But theyre anxious to get back, with a little more than three weeks until they start playing games. The guys are going to come in and Im sure theyre going to be in good shape. They want to play new Houston coach Kevin McHale told reporters. These guys have played basketball their entire lives. They love to play basketball and theyre excited to get after it. The league still hopes to open training camps and free agency next Friday, leaving both sides scrambling to get business finished in time. The lawsuits have been settled, contingent upon the ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement by Dec. 9. Players are in the process of collecting the signatures needed to approve the reformation of the union, which must be done before the sides can resume bargaining on the remaining issues that must be settled before each side can vote. NBAofficials are working to complete a two-game exhibition schedule for each team that will lead to a 66-game regular season, starting with a five-game slate on Christmas. Considering that a lot of this is brand new to us, the last 24 hours has been a little bit of a scramble, Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti said. We have a lot of things that we have to do from getting players in and just basically preparing ourselves for whats ahead. Philadelphia 76ers president Rod Thorn was working in the league office during the last lockout and knows how much work it will take to stay on the schedule Commissioner David Stern revealed after reaching a tentative agreement with the players early last Saturday. I definitely remember that time and how hectic it was on the NBA side, Thorn said. If you think it was hectic over here, it was really hectic on that side. Trying to make the process smoother, the NBAagreed to allow players to re-enter the buildings Thursday. Coaches arent allowed, but players, who will have to sign a waiver removing teams of liability in case of injury, can meet with the teams training personnel and conduct unsupervised workouts. The decision was made in consultation with the union Tuesday, and league spokesman Tim Frank denied it had anything to do with the settlement of the litigation. e agreed that it was in everyones interest that players have the opportunity to get back to work, he said. The lockout began July 1, which would have been the opening of free agency. It finally arrived in a minimized form Wednesday morning, when teams were allowed to talk to agents. Contracts cant yet be offered or signed not that anyone is ready to rush into it as they digest the new signing and spending rules that will become official in the new deal. Chandler, the starting center for NBAchampion Dallas, and Denvers Nene headed a solid core of free agent big men. Jamal Crawford, the former top sixth man from Atlanta, was available for teams seeking backcourt scoring punch, and teams seeking a reliable veteran swingman could sort through Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Caron Butler and Tayshaun Prince. But the class isnt spectacular, which is why the focus was already on next summer, when Howard, Paul and Deron Williams can become free agents. There were reports that Paul planned to leave New Orleans, and that the teams were angling to tra de for him. Nets general manager Billy King denied an ESPN.com report that he w as preparing to offer Brook Lopez and two first-round picks to Orlando in hopes of getting Howard to play with Williams. Ill go on the record that I havent talked to Orlando about a trade since February, right before the trade deadline, King said. I have not had any conversations at all with my good friend Otis (Smith, the Magic general manager). So, I dont know where that is coming from. The league could announce the opening-day schedule this week. The full regular-season schedule may not be unveiled until next week. AP Sports Writers Dan Gelston in Philadelphia and Jeff Latzke in Oklahoma City, and AP freelance writer Jim Hague in East Rutherford, N.J., contributed to this report. Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: twitter.com/Briancmahoney Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played an Odd Holes 1/2 handicap event on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Winning the First Flight was Trudy Stowe with a 27, with Laura Kebberly one shot back at 28 for second. Continuing the close scores, Florence Towell was third with 29 and Lorraine Friend fourth with 30. In the Second Flight, Nancy Porcari scored a 28 for first, Joyce Stanley and Cindy Dall each came in with 30s to tie for second and Alma Barefoot was fourth with a 32. Last Monday, Nov. 28, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf hammock Country Club. Joe Martini scored a plus 2 for first place in A group, while Denis Shank h ad a minus 2 for second place. In B group, Doug Haire made plus 3 f or first place and Curt Matterson was m inus 2 for second place. Paul Brown had a plus 3 to take first p lace in C group and a tie for second place between Joe Hyzny and Ken Spencer at minus 1. Bob Hughes scored a plus 1 in D group and Dick Botelho was even for second place. Bob Colandrea took the lead in E group with plus 2 and Jim Reed was at plus 1 for second place. Jerry Linsley scored an amazing plus 8 in F group for first place with Jerry Patterson in second place with p lus 2 while Jean Terrell was at minus 2 for third place. Ron Geouque continued to score well with a plus 5 for first place in G group and Karl Mellorwas in second place with plus 4. Next week the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. This is a shotgun start, please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280. The Ladies Association played an Even Holes 1/2 Handicap event Friday, Nov. 25. Ruth Harris won the First Flight with a 38, staying ahead of Laura Kebberlys 40 for second and Lorraine Friends 42 for third. In the Second Flight, Florence Towell scored a 36 for the win while Joyce Stanley and Cindy Dall tied for second at 40.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Points event on Monday, Nov. 28. The winners were: First place, Mary Ryan with plus-3; and second place, Helen Sayre with plus-4. The Harder Hall Ladies won the Interclub Championship at The Bluffs golf course on Monday, Nov. 21. The winning ladies were: Ronna Mason, Nancy Jankovic, Helen Sayre, Mary Ryan, Joyce Himler, Wendy Lake, Sue Herriman, Gail Brown, Dori Landrum, Kay Maher, Elaine Hettinga and Jude Stewart.Lake June West Golf ClubA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Nov. 24. Winning first place was the team of Dick Denhart, John and Shelly Byron and Dan Starifheky with 51. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Doyan and Donna Eades, John and Sue Ruffo; Ron and Sylvia West, John and Gloria Huggett with 54 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Gloria Huggett, 9-feet-5-inches; and No. 8, Sue Ruffo, 3-feet-10-inches. (Men inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Ron West, Bob Orr, Mario Cappelletti and John Ruffo; Ron Hesson, Cal Billingsley, Ken Grubbs and Bill Fowler with 39 each. Third place, Claude Cash, Orville Huffman, Ward Shaw and Fred Neer with 41. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron West, 4-feet-7-inches; No. 4, Doyan Eades, 12-feet-8.5-inches; and No. 8, Walt Nagel, 2-feet-7-inches. The Ladies League played an event o n Monday, Nov. 21. Winning first place was the team of Annie Hall, Eva Huffman and Pat Asmus with 39. Tying for second/third/fourth places were the teams of Helene Mellon, Gloria Huggett and Charlotte Mathew; Joyce Swartz, Elaine Orr and Laurie Lorey; Virginia Simmons, Sylvia West and Doris Weeks with 40 each. C losest to the pin: No. 2, Jan Mann, 4-feet-10-inches; and No. 8, Janice Barringer, 5-feet-2-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Mens A ssociation played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Winning first place was the team of Tom Rockola, Nic Staffieri, Paul Brown and Bob Chapman with plus-17; and second place, Don Brewer, Bill Baker, Glen Woodward and Chick Regan with plus-13. Individual winners were: A division First place, John Scott w ith plus-6; tying for second/third places were Joe Bunk and Ron Johnston with plus-3 each. B division First place, Nic Staffieri with plus-5; and second place, Vern Gates with plus-4. C division First place, Paul Brown with plus12; and second place, Glen Woodward with p lus-7. D division First place, Dan Harper with plus-7; and second place, Jerry Linsley and WayneM eyer with plus-6 each.Placid Lakes Country ClubThe Mens A ssociation played an Individual Quota Points event Wednesday, Nov. 23. The winners were: First place, John Goble with plus-11. Tying for s econd/third places were Russ Isaacs and Ed Bartusch with plus-9 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, John Goble, 16-feet-1-inch. T he Turkey Shoot was played Tuesday, Nov. 22. The winners were: Flight A Low Gross, Bobbie Miller with 88. Low net, Von Lacy with 71. Flight B Low Gross, Carol Olsen with 98. Low Net, Linda Archibald with 72. Flight C Low Gross, Gloria Ziegler with 105. LowN et, Joan Sniffen with 74. Closest to the pin: No. 11, Karen Wallin, 14-feet.SpringLakeAn Individual Low Net-Flighted tournament was played on the Cougar Trail courses on Wednesday, Nov. 30, by the SpringLake Womens Golf Association members. Flight A winners were Lou Cannon (66 (69 Flight B was won by Gail Whiting (7172 in second. A net score of 66 won first place for J udy Dunn in C Flight with Rosie Foote taking second place with 69. Patty Miller (one of our new members) was the winner of D Flight with a net 67 and Carolyn Irvine (one of our Canadian members) was second with 68. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Net Points competition on the Panther Trail course. Points were accumulated as follows: After considering the handicap on each hole, Eagles are worth 6 points; Birdies worth 4 points; Pars worth 2 points and Bogeys worth 1 point. I n Flight A, the winner was Bill L awens, who scored 2 net eagles and 6 net birdies, enroute to 49 points. In a tie-breaker, Bob Hinde took second with 2 net eagles, 4 net birdies, 9 pars and 2 bogeys totalling 48 points and Jan Hard placed third, also with 48 points. Jack Hoerner placed fourth with 47 points. In the B Flight, Leon Van scored 53 p oints to take first place, which included 2 net eagles and 7 net birdies. Ray McKenzie won second place with 46 points. G ale Monda took third with 45 points and Dave Docherty got fourth with 42 points. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the S pringLake Womens Golf Associaton played Individual Pro-Am Points Flighted Tournament on the Panther Creek course. Maggie Robb won first place in Flight A with a score of 80 and 30 points, which was 7 points over her quota of 23. Lou Cannon took second place after shooting 91, one point over her required 21 points. Terrie Austin made 25 points to win Flight B with plus 6, shooting 88. Judy Dunn came in second with 91 one point over a quota of 19. Flight C was won by Kay Gorham who made 9 points; 4 points over her quota and Barbara Mountz came in second with 4 points, 2 over the required two points. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 4 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 8 8 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break make good; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 3 3 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 8 8 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 4 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break make good; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 3 3 With lockout nearing end, basketball back in focus GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


Special to the News-SunFive drivers and a legendary American sports car will join the prestigious Sebring Hall of Fame in 2012. Hans Herrmann, Geoff Brabham, Denise McCluggage, Johnny OConnell, Jim Downing and Chevrolets Corvette will be inducted at ceremonies on March 16th, the day before the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Hans Herrmann is a two-time Sebring winner in addition to his Le Mans victory in 1970. His first Sebring win in 1960 was also the first for Porsche as he co-drove an RS60 to victory with Olivier Gendebien. Herrmann returned to victory lane in 1968 when he drove a Porsche 908 to victory with Jo Siffert. Herrmann also won his class at Sebring in 1956 and 1966. Geoff Brabham is a twotime Sebring winner, driving for Nissan. He co-drove with Chip Robinson and Arie Luyendyk in 1989 to give Nissan its first major endurance win. He won Sebring again in 1991 driving with Derek Daly and brother Gary Brabham. He also finished second twice, recorded two fastest race laps and two pole positions. His career also includes a win at Le Mans in 1993 driving for Peugeot. Denise McCluggage is a pioneer in motorsports and sports journalism. As one of the first female drivers, she found success in many international events, winning class as the top Gran Turismo entry at Sebring 1961 driving a Ferrari 250GTwith jazz musician Allen Eager, and finishing second in class in 1967. Her career as a writer spans six decades and has resulted in numerous honors, including the Ken Purdy Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism. Johnny OConnell is Sebrings all-time winner with seven class wins and an overall victory in 1994. He holds the Sebring record for class podium finishes with 12. His string of 20 consecutive starts is also a Sebring record. While his early victories came driving for Nissan, he is best known for his success while driving for Corvette. He has four class wins at Le Mans. Jim Downing has competed in 20 Sebring 12-hour races, tied with OConnell in second for the most starts in Sebring history. He is also second on Sebrings all-time class podium list. Driving primarily Mazda entries, Downing won five IMSAchampionships and has three class wins at Sebring. Racing his Kudzu chassis, Downing finished third overall in 1994. Downing has also contributed to the safety of motor racing by helping to create the HANS device with Dr. Robert Hubbard. The Chevrolet Corvette is an American automotive icon that has proven itself over six decades of compe tition at Americas greatest sports car race. Since its first appearance at Sebring in 1956, Corvette has earned an incredible 17 class wins. Corvette joins Porsch e, Audi and Ferrari as automotive makes to be inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will take place Friday, March 16, during a luncheon at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center, overlooking Sebrings famous Hairpin turn. The luncheon is open to the pubic with admission proceeds benefiting the Sebring Hall of Fame. Derek Bell will serve as emcee for the event. Tickets are $200 and must be purchased in advance by calling 800-626-7223 x218. The Sebring Hall of Fame was established in 2002 at Sebrings 50th Anniversary. The non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving Sebrings history. The annual Joe Jenkins 5K Run/Walk with its time prediction format is set for Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. The unique format asks runners/walkers to predict the time it will take them to cover the 3.1-mile run. The fifteen closest to predicting their times will win awards. No speed is necessary to win and, of course, no watches are allowed. Entry fee is $15 through December 14 and $20 afterwards through race day. C hecks made payable to Joe Jenkins and forwarded to race director Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Entry forms are available by email at cbrojek@comcast.net or calling 385-4736. Former HHSPranger Joe Jenkins is suffering from Lou Gehrigs ALS disease and every dollar raised by the event goes to helping Joe and his family with medical expenses, said Brojek. Lets all join in this effort to help Joe and his family during this holiday season. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 1 1 FLA LAWNRACING ASSOCIATION; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 12/2/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 FLA LAWNRACING ASSOCIATION; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 12/2/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 1 1 their own; Smith made more saves for his team while the offense looked for gaps to squeeze in one final goal to win the game. Jared Lang took a shot that almost trickled past the fumbling fingers of the Lake Wales goalie; however, their defense stepped in and cleared the ball before any more scoring threats came within reach. Estebinson Joseph did the same after the two minute warning. Philemon Chavez took the last shot towards the goal, and as the referees whistle blew the final score was an even 1-1 tie. ere disappointed we didnt win, but a tie is better than a loss. Both teams fought hard and wanted to win, said head coach Keith Bowyer. Bowyer also explained that the first game after a week long holiday is always a bit of a challenge. Our passing was slow and we were slow getting to the ball, he said. We were also rushing set pieces and not taking time and thinking. These are the aspects that the boys would be working on as they prepared to play Thursday in Winter Haven. T he boys and girls varsity teams will then be hosting Hardee on Friday at Firemens Field. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Ethan Smith had a strong night in the net for the Streaks, l imiting Lake Wales to one goal. Sebring, Lake Wales come out even Collison added to the lead with a goal, garnering a carom off a Frostproofd efender and booting it in, before Bennett got a score off a corner kick to complete the scoring. Breauna Corley had a strong night in goal, making 18 saves and surrendering just the one goal to a dangerous Bulldog attack. All the girls played really great, Collison said. Frostproof is always tough, so this was a good win. Now 6-0-1 to start the season, 2-0 in district, Lake Placid opened December with a trip to Mulberry Thursday night. See Sundays NewsSun for a wrap-up of the Green Dragon action. Continued from 1B L ake Placid4Frostproof1 LP takes two from Bulldogs against a much-improved Lake Placid squad Friday, Dec. 9. The Lady Streaks have dropped two in a row after a stronger than expected start for the young squad. The team looked to get back to their winning ways at Frostproof Thursday before heading to Lake Gibson for a Monday night contest. Continued from 1B Avon Park storms past Sebring Joe Jenkins 5K Run/Walk is set for December 17 at State Park Sebring Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN C M Y K


www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 5B I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 9 9 The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of theg roup to update the News-Sun on a ny changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY 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. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 has k araoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 471-1448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club b uilding. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m.a t 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Genes Classic Country Band will play for your enjoyment at theL PWC Building, 10 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid at 6:30 p.m. for a $3 donation at the door. Questions, call 699-1975. Harmony Hoedowners Square D ance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6 792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the nighta way to the music of the areas Big B ands. All club dances are open to t he public. Appropriate dress r equired. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 710 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520 579. MOMs Club meets at 10:30 a.m. f irst Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, A CBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 3 47 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 F ridays. For details or info on less ons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, c all 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 servi ng buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks a nd guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 1-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 s erves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to c losing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays b ridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis a t 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. a nd music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 452-0106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p .m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invite d. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a f ree Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 452-3803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woodys BBQ. Proceeds benefit H ope Hospice.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volun-t eer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006. Highlands Chapter 601 meets at G olf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 o pens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar B ingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal H all Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA South Central F lorida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the M ilitary Sea Services Museum on K enilworth and Roseland. The m onthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at n oon (except holidays at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 4657048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon o n the first Saturday at Sunrise R estaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Da y G roup meets at 7 p.m. at First P resbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. atB ob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group m eets on the second Saturday in January, March, May, July, S eptember, and Novembe for lunch at rotating restaurants. Call 4522968 for meeting location. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Musi c is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers l ine dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the f irst and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Twelve Step Study Group for A dult Children of Alcoholics m eets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3 880 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinne r from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p .m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385 8902. COMMUNITYCALENDAR


C M Y K Outreach scheduleAce Homecare will offer t he following community outreach events in the comin week: Today: 8 a.m., Doctor Panel, Sebring Village,S chumacher Road, Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Highlands Village, Villa Road, Sebring. Monday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, S.R. 17, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday: 10 a.m., Health Fair, Fair Havens, Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie, U.S. 27, Avon Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main St, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe, Assisted Living facility, Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Thursday: 10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, SebringHeartland Amputee Group meets Dec. 8S EBRING The next meeting for the Heartland Amputee Group will be at noon on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Sebring Chamber ofC ommerce in the Village Fountain Plaza. Guest speaker will be Jeff Alexander, licensed massage therapist. His topic is all about the benefits of massage for the amputee. He will explain how the body responds to massage to help with circulation and also phantom pain. Questions and answers will follow. Refreshments will be served. The Heartland Amputee Group has reached out to people who live with amputations with its lecture series and support group meetings for many seasons. It is important to know that people who are experiencing this loss are not alone. The groups main purpose is to give support, encouragement and exchange information and news regarding living with an amputation. This information can be very helpful and educational. Anyone who is interested in sharing information that may help others is welcome to attend. The group is encouraging m ore people to join. They meet in an informal manner to bring news to both the experienced and the new amputee, their family andf riends and interested health care professionals. For any other information about the group, or if you would like to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, please call 385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872. Also join them on Facebook at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization and www.halloinc.orgLow Vision Information Group meets Dec. 15SEBRING The Low Vision Information Group will be meeting at noon on Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. John United Methodist Church on Grand Prix Drive in Sebring in the Education Building. Anyone experiencing problems with low vision or the topic of the lecture are welcome to attend. Featured speaker will be AnnMarie Turner, business development with the Mulberry Pharmacy. Her topic is about the Direct Service Program of Prepackaged Prescribed M edications and Vitamins, custom tailored for the indiv idual. If you are getting your meds mixed up this program may be the solution, especially if the prescription bottles are hard to read. Mulberry Pharmacy has a Direct Service Program, presorting and packaging according to dose and times of the day.They deliver right to your door each month. Also with automatic prescription refills, you save time and it is stress free. Anyone taking multiple daily medications and/or vitamins can qualify and benefit from this program. Turner will answer all of your questions about insurance coverage, matching prices and extra prescriptions to take on vacation. This information group is hosted by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. If you would like to be on our post-card list for announcements, please call H.A.L.L.O. at 385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872. Also join them on Facebook at HandicappedA mericans Love of Life Organization. D earReaders: Everyone knows Im a health nerd, so it may come as a surprise t hat I love to cook. I confess my kitchen looks like a bit like a high-school sciencel ab, complete with the mortar and pestel, juicers, funnels and beakers. Seeds ofa ll sorts. Yeah, Im a freak, I know. This week, Im giving you s omething new to chew on, literally. And its not bone s oup again. Its an Apple Crisp desert and my famous c ranberry sauce. Flavor is not compromised, even though my recipes areg luten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Dont let this scare you, because if I didnt tell you, you wouldnt even know. These are mouthw atering. The ingredients I use give you much more than a fiveminute taste sensation. F or example, grape seed oil is helpful with cholest erol management, almond flour has dramatically fewer carbs compared to all-pur-p ose flour, maple syrup contains manganese, needed to h elp another compound called superoxide dismutase disarm free radicals. Cranberries support urinary tract health and contain compounds which stimulate quinone reductaseenzymes and cause apoptosis, two things that are good thing forp eople worried about cancer. Fresh ginger can help with arthritis, coconut water has fungus-fighting activity, pineapples contain bromelain, a natural digestive enzyme that helps reduce pain and inflammation. T he key to unlocking the flavor in my recipes is by u sing a real zester, and grating the orange rind, and the ginger, and so forth. Dontu se dry spice, except for cinnamon. Speaking of, hunt d own true Ceylon cinnamon at a spice shop, not cassia. Eat like I do, itsg uilt-free, good for you, and yummy! Suzy's Famous Cranberry Sauce1 cup of coconut water Fresh cranberries (approx 12 oz bag) 1 /2 cup crushed pineapple 1 tea grated fresh ginger (to taste 1 tea grated fresh orange r ind 1/4 tea cinnamon powder 1/4 cup maple syrup Directions: Gently boil all the ingredients together,u ntil it is the texture you like. I prefer mine a bit chunky, but if you dont, you can blend it smooth. Suzys Apple Crisp 5 green apples, peeled a nd sliced (orchopped) 1 /3 cup grape seed oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tea vanilla extract 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger(to taste 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour 1 /4 cup gluten-free granola 1/2 teas sea salt 1 tea cinnamon 1/2 tea nutmeg D irections: Place apples in 10 inch baking dish. Mix the w et ingredients and then the d ry ingredients, separately. Then, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ones a nd spread this mixture over the the apples. It will be a little thick. Cover and bake a t 350 for about 1 hour. W hen the apples are juicy and bubbling, remove the c over, and bake another 5 or 1 0 minutes longer until the top is crisp brown. This recipe could easily be made with peaches instead of apples. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and RealS olutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your cond ition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com DR. 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Contrary to its name, heartburn, which affects 60 million Americans at least once a month, has nothing to do with the heart. Itsa digestive problem that is also called reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERDo ccurs when contents in the stomach flow back into the esophagus. This happens when the valve between the stomach and thee sophagus does not close properly. Heartburn is most often described as a b urning sensation behind the breast bone that moves up toward the neck or throat. This occurs when stomach acid irritates then ormal lining of the esophagus. People may also experience acid regurgitation with h eartburn, which is the sensation of stomach fluid coming up through the chest into the mouth. Less common symptoms that may also be associated with gastroesophageal reflux include unexplained chest pain,w heezing, sore throat and cough, among others. A ccording to some physicians, planning ahead and knowing which over-the-counter (OTCk eep your gatherings merry and bright. I always recommend heartburn sufferers b e prepared and bring along a few over-thecounter treatments, like antacids or H2 blockers, when they are heading out for a h oliday party, says Dr. Tom Rupp, a Michigan-licensed gastroenterologist. With regard to specific medications or brands, I would actually recommend patients just go with a store-brand treatment. Store-brandO TCs have the same efficacy as national brands and are approved by the FDA, but cost much less. Perrigo is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes most of theo ver-the-counter medications found under store-brand labels at leading retailers, groc ers, club stores and pharmacies. According to Perrigo, these products are the primary treatments available over-the-counter forh eartburn relief: Antacids. Antacids come as liquids and t ablets like calcium carbonate (name brands: Rolaids and Tums) H2 blockers. Indicated for occasional heartburn, these medications are most effective when taken an hour before eating.E xamples include famotidine and ranitidine (name brands: Pepcid and Zantac Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs are indicated for people who have heartburn at least twice a week. Omeprazole (nameb rand: Prilosec OTC) wont relieve heartburn right away and may take up to four d ays for full effect so theyre not helpful for immediate, temporary relief after youve already overindulged. For most people holiday heartburn is nothing to worry about. However, if youre having ongoing symptoms, you need to see a doctor. The worst thing you could do is ignore chronic symptoms, hoping theyllr esolve in the New Year on their own, Rupp says. You can find more information about the symptoms and treatments for holiday heartburn at the National Institute of Health, ort he American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Have yourself a heartburn-free holiday A RAContent There are several over-the-counter methods available for treating heartburn. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN


C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is the second Sunday in Advent and will be led by DeaconD avid Thoresen. Lector/Assistant is Ron Fitzpatrick. Aongregational meeting will be held following morn-i ng worship service on Dec. 11. Church members are helping fill Christmas bags for our veterans in local nursingh omes and overseas. Items needed are small packs of toiletries, shaving cream, razors, gum, candy and chocolates, cookies of all kinds. For more information,c all Donna Klemm or Joe Wortman at 382-0140.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Quenching Past Mistakes (Hebrews 13:5-6 Sunday morning message presented by Larry Roberts, minister. T here will be a dinner in the multi-purpose room i mmediately following the morning worship for members and their guests. A von Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest A ve. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSA VON PARK This Second Sunday of Advent, P astor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Advent Patience, Perish, Passing Advent People, Promise, Peace. W ednesday is the second Advent Midweek celebration beginning at 6 p.m., with a soup supper followed by a service of evening prayer at 7 p.m. Pastor McLean will be preaching Waiting withP rayer The church is at 1320 C .R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate M inister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Advance at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon ords of Comfort with the Scripture taken from Isaiah 40:1-11. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.c om/.Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Midweek Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. The Agape Cafe is open for coffee and snacks from 9:40-10:10 a.m. There is no Lunch Bunch scheduled for November or December, the next one will be Jan. 26 at the Olive Garden in Sebring. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave. in LakeP lacid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindle will be delivering his Sunday morning sermon entitled AVoice Calling int he Wilderness from Isaiah 40:1-11. Bible study on Tuesday has been stopped until January. T he radio broadcast on WITS 1340 AM is sponsored by Lois and Kelly Sanders,i n memory of Nancy Shafer. This Sunday morning is the second Sunday inA dvent. Wednesday at 6 p.m. is the Advent service. A dvent (from the Latin word meaning coming) is a time of expectant waiting a nd preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of J esus at Christmas. It is marked by the Advent wreath. Advent starts the fourth Sunday before Dec. 25. For Christians, the sea-s on of Advent serves as a reminder of both the original w aiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah as well as thew aiting of Christians for Christs return. The celebrat ion of Advent started Nov. 27 and is culminated on Dec. 25. O n Sunday, the church will go Caroling at The Palms. There will be pizza at the church before caroling, and hot chocolate and cook-i es after. The Christmas Dinner Pageant will be Friday, Dec. 9. Cost is only $5 for adults and children over 13. Them enu includes appetizers, baked ham, mashed potatoes s upreme, sweet potatoes, green beans and birthdayc ake. Please call the church at 385-7848 to make reservations, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Faith Missionary Baptist ChurchSEBRING Faith M issionary Baptist Church will be singing Christmas carols and Pastor Kenneth C. Lambert will lead the celebration of The Lamb each Sunday in December. Charlie Coriell is teaching through Exodus in Sunday school. The worship service is interpreted for the deaf. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave. in Sebring.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK There will be a missionary speaker at the Sunday morning service. Nursery is available for the morning service. After the morning service, at 12:15 p.m. there will be a Mission Banquet. There will be no Sunday evening service. Instead, there will be a prayer vigil for Chad Varga ministries at 6 p.m. The church is at 100 N. Lake Avenue. Rev. Jon Beck is the pastor. Email info@fbcap.net or visit www.fbcap.net/.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Jerry Harper will preach the sermon entitled Stand Firm with r egards to Exodus 14:13. The church is at the corner o f Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call4 65-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through T hursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)S EBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by MikeG raves, Chris Baker, Jayne Weldy and Juanita Roberts. G reeting the congregation this second Sunday inA dvent are Carol Chandler and Diane Beidler. Diane Thibodeau and son, the readers during the short service to light the second candle. T he sermon is titled You Have Found Favor With God from Luke 1:29-33. Carol Graves and Ann Van Covering will be workingw ith childrens church the whole month of December. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. in Sebring.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is entitled Son of God, Son of Man based on Matthew 17:1-13. This is the second Sunday of Advent. In the special Advent program entitled e Wait in Hope, Matt and Dean Sboto will light the candles, lead a litany and explain the meaning of the two candles. The choirs introit will be e Wait in Hope and the anthem will be Come, Savior of the Nations. Guest organist will be Emily Hayner. The adult Sunday school class is continuing the study of David in II Samuel 18 which tells of Absalom being murdered by Joab. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. Members are asked to bring non-perishable items for the Church Service Center. The Womens Ministries is c ollecting funds for Samaritans Touch and toys f or the Church Service Center. ACongregational meeting w ill be held after worship service to elect new officers a nd approve the 2012 budget. Wednesday Bible study, e ntitled The Basics of the Faith, will be led by Pastor Bob Johnson. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with twoe ntrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Joseph A M an of Character is the title of Sunday morning ser-m on by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. This is also the Second Sunday in Advent.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring theS unday morning message on the second Sunday of Advent God Working and Putting Things In Order with Scripture from Matthew 1:18-25. Holy Communion will be served. The United Methodist Women will hold their annual Christmas Tea on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m., in the Family Life Center. All are invited to Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. The website is www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace P ointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Clubhouse. Sunday, Pastor Zimmer continues the river renewals eries Making the Wilderness a Pasture. Has it been a wilderness for you in 2011? Find out how to make it a pasture before the arrivalo f 2012. The website is www.gracepointeministries.net/. Ustream available (live or 24/7) of all services in Sebring. Log on tou stream.tv, and then enter gracepointetv in the search b ox. Heartland Christian ChurchS EBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be: Learning From Joseph, with Scripture from: Matthew 1:18-25.C ommunion is offered during the service weekly. T he service will also include The Heartland Singers singing What didy ou say was the Babys Name, Vic Anderson playi ng O Holy Night and Mary VanHooreweghe and Flossi Moore singing Ordinary Baby The Christmas program It Came Upon AMidnight C lear will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. A dult Sunday School is led by Fran VanHooreweghe. Tuesday night adult Bible study is Living on the Edge taught by Pastor TedM oore. Wednesday night young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly,Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a freem eal. The church is at 2705 A lternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist Church LAKE PLACID Holy Communion will be served at all worship services.P astor Claude Burnett will preach at the Heritage (Traditional) Worship Service in the Sanctuary and the New Song Contemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. His sermon is Redefining Greatest using Matthew 22:34-40. Aretired Methodist pastor, Rev. Greg Wood will preacha nd officiate communion at the Celebration (Blended Worship Service. His sermon will be Be Prepared using Mark 1:1-8. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. in Lake Placid.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, A Blessing For All Nations, is taken from Genesis 12 (KingJ ames Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morninga nd evening worship service messages. The Wednesday evening service will bep raise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Hope! w ith Biblical reference from Mark 1:1-8 will be the topic for Sundays sermon. Holy Communion will be served. Wednesday evenings A dvent Vesper Service will feature The Christ Child. N ursery is provided at all three services.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will bring a C hristmas message in the Sunday morning worship service. Childrens church and a nursery are available. The Sunday evening worshiph our will focus on prayer for all nations. Monday at 11 a.m., Women for Missions will host a Christmas luncheon. T uesday at 11 a.m., Forever Friends will meet. T he Sebring High School Show Choir will perform. T he church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752.The Way ChurchSEBRING On the second Sunday in Advent PastorR einhold Buxbaum will be preaching on Peace. The Difference Makers Youth meet Sunday and Wednesday evenings. T he Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 4716140. Pastors cell is 2733674. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 7B FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 4 4 Zeno's Italian Restaurant P; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 8 8 Sew Special; 3.639"; 7"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 9 9 5 5 RELIGION Courtesy photo A truck from the Bishop's Storehouse of The Church of J esus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unloaded of $1,000 in food commodities to be donated to the 2 Fish community f ood outreach sponsored by the Crossroads Community Church of Avon Park. As part of the LDS church humanitarian service, many food banks throughout the United States and beyond will receive this help throughout the y ear. Food delivery The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 2, 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 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 1 0 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult B ible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision B autista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. childrens choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts o f 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 Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all child ren. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. 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 at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. S unday School, 9:45 a.m. for all a ges; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth andL ife! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Jon Carter, Music D irector. 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 P oinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. T hursday, 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 at4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION It was a wise person who divided the year into 12 months. I reallyd o not know who came up with this idea but let me go on record in saying that it was a good one. Each month seems to have its own peculiar value. Some months are bettert han others. For example, I am not a member of Januarys fan club. I am not sure if it is the longest month of the year but at times, it sure seems tob e. I mean, after all of the excitement typically leading up to the month of January, is it any wonder it seems to be such a dull month. I could say many things about some of the other months of they ear but I really have to say that my favorite month of the year has t o be December. Maybe this goes back to when I was a youngster and looked forward to theC hristmas holiday. I am not sure because the Christmas holiday does n ot hold that much of a fascination for me. I think it began to wane when I had to foot the bill for all of the Christmas activity. I do not love December because o f the shopping. Right after Thanksgiving the shopping frenzy b egins and this year several people lost their lives. Is it crazy to go out shopping like this when everybodye lse is out there with the fierce intent of buying something and you had better not get in his or her way? On the other hand, do all the crazy people go shopping? W ell, I am one crazy person that does not go out and join the rest. I just do not like shopping. The month of December is one of the high shopping months of the year.I t did not get the reputation because of my shopping activity. This past week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage asked me if I wanted to join her in a shopping spree. Without thinking,w hich is my normal modus operandi, I said, Id rather be punched in t he nose. WACK! When I came to, I pondered the f act that my wife is so literal when I am trying to be metaphorical. My n ose is doing nicely, thank you. Therefore, I do not like shopping. The month of December is more than extravagant shopping with crazy people. O ne of my favorite songs of the season is, Tis The Season To Be J olly. I like jolly. During the Christmas season, everybody enjoys seeing jolly people. I like toe xploit the jolliness of my nature. I may not be Santa, but I sure could pass as his twin brother. Do not think I have not exploited that part of my character. D uring the holiday season in the month of December, nobody bothers about your weight. In fact, everybody seems to enjoy seeing the jolly old man who is slightly overweight. I cannot tell you howm any times when out in public during the month of December the p eople come up to me and said, Heres my list. Dont forget me. At first, I did not quite understandw hat they were doing. Now as they place that sacred list in my hand I l ook at them and say, Ho, ho, ho. Everybody seems to enjoy that. Of course, it can go too far. One time after my Santa impression, I happened to sit down and beforel ong, there was a line of youngsters wanting to sit on my lap. I have s ince retired my Santa impression, especially when in public. What I like about December is t hat nobody, and when I say nobody I am referencing my wife, worries about diets. All year long, my wife is faithful in reminding me, Thats not on your diet. Put itd own. I would say it is like a broken record but nobody knows what a record is anymore let alone a broken one. During the holiday in December s he is too busy baking pies and cookies for relatives and friends to think about my diet. Oh, how I love December. Perchance somebody in the course of a conversation brings upt he subject of diets; the month of December is a great ready-made e xcuse for me. I start my diet, I say with the upmost confidence to anybodyi nquiring, next month. It is amazing to me that next m onth is never December. And so, during the month of December I only look forward to my diet. It would be wrong, absolutely wrong, to begin a diet in December. If ap erson would do that, what do they do for a New Years resolution? T he month of December is a time to relax and just enjoy the season. By enjoying the season, I am thinking of those delicious Christmas cookies baking in the oven, in the kitchen, in my presence. It would be a shame not to taste one. After all, what if they were no good? What if this batch of cookies, baking in the oven right now, turned out to be bad? It is my patriotic duty to ensure that thoseC hristmas cookies are delicious. For me, December is a very s acred purpose. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said, To every thing there is a season, and at ime to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV My purpose is to exploit the entire month of December. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives w ith his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs S hores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or em ail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church w eb site is www.whatafellowship.com. G uest columns are the opinion of the w riter, not necessarily those of the NewsS un. Why I love the month of December ... and its not presents Guest Column R ev. James L. Snyder


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. S unday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS w ith the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American 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 to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy 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 andB ible 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 7p .m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior m inister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:8 :30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;W ednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.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 YouthF ellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United 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 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were 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 RELIGION As the physical heart has m ajor chambers/parts, so does the spiritual heart. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for me with all your heart.( Jeremiah 29:13) Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart. (Psalm 119:2) It takes full surrendero f self (i.e. whole heart the gospel for that power (Romans 1:16fective in salvation and sanctification. Nevertheless even among the rulers manyb elieved in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not c onfess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved thep raise of men more than the praise of God. (John 1 2:44,45) The spiritual heart includes intelligence, emotions, will and conscience. T he many conversions in the book of Acts reveal the working of the whole heart. Consider, as an example, the some 3,000 converted soulso n the day of Pentecost in Acts 2: Intelligence: Men of Israel, hear these words (v. 22); Now when theh eard this (v. 37) Hear/heard is the Greek word akou_ meaning: to give ear, hearken, hear. Some of the parting words of the Master were that theg ospel message would be preach to all nations, every c reature. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15,16) Why? So then faith comes by hearing,a nd hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17Yet t he Messiah spoke of an age old problem: Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you w ill see and not perceive. (Matthew 13:14 Emotions: they were cut to the heart (v. 37) Jesus told the apostlest hat when the Spirit of Truth comes, He would convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8 As the apostles were preaching this convicting message( Acts 2:22-24) in Jerusalem, the two-edged sword was piercing even to the division of soul and spirit. (Hebrews 4:12s orrow produces repentance to salvation, not to be regrett ed; but the sorrow of the world produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:10) Will: Men and b rethren, what shall we do (v. 37)? This is the logical response from one who has heard/understood/believed the message of the King ofk ings, Lord of lords. They had been admonished Be saved from this perverse generation (v. 40). It is interesting to note that theyr ealized each had a responsibility to respond to the gift of amazing grace. He is the author of salvation to all who obey Him. (Hebrews 5:9) C onscience: Then those who gladly received his w ord were baptized (v. 41) Now we see their fears, guilt and anxiety erased inh umble obedience to the Divine plan of salvation. C onscience is defined as a knowing with oneself (Young) and a knowing with, to know (Vine). They were made aware by knowledge of their rejection of the Messiah. They then were instructed how to be forgiven and in obedience their conscience was at peace i.e. good conscience. Conscience is a safe guide when it is molded by Truth (John 8 :31,32) and the Truth is obeyed. There is also an a ntitype which now saves us, n amely baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 3:21) Frank Parker can be reached at frankparker27@yahoo.com. 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C M Y K B ill Gates, American entrepreneur and Founder of Microsoft Co.: Never before in history has innovation offered so much promise of so much to so many in so short a time. So what has that to do with biblical prophecy? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Way Church, and I like a word with you. Technology can be a great tool. Listen to some predictions: 2012: The Mars Science Lab lands with it 3D camera on Mars. 2013: For all smart phones and wireless devices, 4G will become standard. 2014: The Hadron Collider in Switzerland will reach maximum operating power. 2015: Lunar tourism: First tickets to the moon will be sold for about $150 million per person. 2016: First space hotel will go into operation 2017: Teleportation of molecules made possible. 2018: Spinal Cord injuries will be treated and cured. The list goes on and on. Some of the accomplished technology is truly remarkable. Recently, the city of Chattanooga went 100 percent fiber optic. Not only does every resident of a 600-square-mile area have access to 1 gigabyte per second Internet speed, all police cars can access security cameras and even control city lights as needed. Chattanooga is now known as the Gig City But then there is the dark side of technology. Recently, the new generation of bunker busting bombs were added to the military arsenal. The newest one is called MOPfor Massive Ordnance Penetrator and weighs 30,000 pounds. It will penetrate 200 feet into the ground and then explode. Or how about the EMP? An electromagnetic pulse (EMP A merica would take this country back some 200 years. Both Iran and North Korea are known to have these kind of bombs. The bomb does not destroy the people but all electronics, from cars to factories to planes to the electric grid. Yes, technology can be used for good and bad. But here is the point: God knew about the rapid development of technology in the end times. Thats why the prophet Daniel wrote: Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. (Daniel 12:4b NIV knowledge leads to new technology. The book of Revelation uses many pictures of high-tech: pictures seen around the world at the same time. (Rev. 11:9); a talking image of the beast (Rev. 13:15) (a hologram?); the mark on the right hand or forehead (Rev. 13:16) (the chip?). Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus! Reinhold Buxbaum is Pastor of The Way Church, he teaches An Evening in Prophecy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. No purchase is necessary. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 2, 2011www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 2 2 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 12/2,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 0 0 Church of the Redeemer welcomes new priestAVON PARK It is with great pleasure that the congregation of the Church of the Redeemer in Avon Parkw elcomes Father George Conger as their Priest-InCharge. He assumes his duties at the Church of the Redeemer on Sunday. F ather Conger comes to Redeemer after having served as staff chaplain to theT reasure Coast Hospice. Heb rings with him a vast amount of e xperience from the various positions he has held within t he Episcopal Church. Educated at Oxford, Yale and Duke Universities,F ather Conger is a noted author recognized for his c ontributions for more than the past ten years to The Church of England newspaper, the Living Church magazine and the WashingtonT imes, to name a few. He has also been published in m any church publications throughout the world. Father Conger and his w ife Susan reside in Vero Beach with their twin daught ers.Messiah performance set for SundayLAKE PLACID The first local performance ofG eorge Frederick Handels oratorio Messiah in several years is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. James Catholic Church, 3380P lacid View Drive in Placid Lakes. T he concert is admission free and there will be no col-l ection taken during intermission. The Lake Placid Messiah Society intends its offering to be a special gift to the greater Lake Placidc ommunity as we enter the Christmas season. T he performance of Messiah revives a decades-old tradition in Lake Placid dating from 1957 when the work was first per-f ormed here by the Messiah Society directed by its founder, Paul Buckley. The Society continued to perform the work alternate yearst hrough the 1970s into the 1980s after which the Highlands Delta Chorale continued the tradition. This years performance w ill find the Messiah Society Chorus, more than 50 voices strong, singing 11o f the works choruses including the famous Hallelujah Chorus. Thec horus will be augmented by a quartet of soloists performi ng most of the well-known solos in the work, including I Know That My RedeemerL iveth and O Thou, That Tellest Good Tidings To Z ion. The chorus, directed by local musician David H. Rinald, is made up of singers from around the greater LakeP lacid area. The four soloists include soprano Katherine S mith, a masters degree candidate in music at Florida International University inM iami; alto Kimberly Milton, a voice student at F lorida Southern College; tenor Adam Davidson, who is Director of Music at T rinity Presbyterian Church in Lakeland; and the bass soloist will be Sebring musician Daniel Burke. Richard Wedig, organist at SpringL ake Presbyterian Church, will accompany.Free tickets to Singing Christmas TreeS EBRING Free tickets are now available at the FirstB aptist Church office for the Singing Christmas Tree programs on Dec. 8-9 and 11 at7 p.m. This celebration of the f irst Christmas has been an annual community-wide event since 1988. The church is at 200 East C enter Avenue, downtown Sebring.Free coffee after LP paradeLAKE PLACID Stay Downtown after the Christmas parade Dec. 10 for some free coffee at FirstP resbyterian Churchs Friendship Hall, 117 N. Oak Ave., in Lake Placid. There will be specialty coffees, homemade desserts,a nd Christmas music. All adults, youth, and children are invited. Call4 65-2742 or visit www.fpclp.com for details.Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 10SEBRING The First United Methodist Church ofS ebring mens group will sponsor a Breakfast with S anta on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Family Life Center from 9 a.m. until noon. Bring your kids and camera for a picture with Santa.S erving pancakes and sausage, juice and coffee and a movie The Little Drummer Boy will be shown. Everyone is wel-c ome.The Gift to be presented at First Presbyterian of LPLAKE PLACID The Gift, a Christmas presentation of music and word celebrating the gift of Jesus atC hristmas will be presented at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Music includes worship s ongs, First Kids Childrens Choir, RockSolid; Black L ight Team, Praise Team and Youth Bells, all accompaniedb y piano, organ, and the FPC Orchestra. There will be sweets (refreshments garden at 3:15 p.m.Tabor in concert Dec. 11LAKE PLACID Joanne Tabor will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Community Church of God, 735 S. Sun N Lakes Blvd. Looking into a sea of f aces, Tabor sings for the Lord, forever embracing herm otto, Nothings Gonna Steal My Joy. The impact on her listeners is unmistakable. She has witnessed more than 30,000 decisions for Christ in the past 16 years and has no intention of stopping there. T he theme of the concert c enters on the Christ of C hristmas. Invite a friend to enjoy this great event. C ommunity Church of God is one mile east on C.R. 29 in Lake Placid (across f rom Lake Country E lementary School).P eterson concerts s et in APAVON PARK Special Christmas concerts featuring recording artist Judy Peterson, from Tyler Perry Silver Screen hit movie Daddys Little Girl, arep lanned Monday through Friday, Dec. 12-16, at 6:30 p.m. nightly at FaithP entecostal House of God in Avon Park. Seats are limited to a firstc ome, first-served basis. T ickets are $15. For ticket information, contact Pat Valentine at (407Spaghetti dinner setSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church w ill hold a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Serving times will be 4, 5, a nd 6 p.m. Cost is $7 per p erson. Take-outs and walkins are welcome. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Call 382-1736. RELIGION Conger Snapshots Technology at its best? Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 By JONATHAN L ANDRUM Jr. Associated PressATLANTA Four times a week, Mark Hall ministers to youth at a suburbanA tlanta megachurch, working from an office where the walls are lined with vintage Marvel comic books and that also houses a stone-like desk decorated with sym-b ols from The Avengers. In Halls eyes, hes a dork. But when he steps away from his youth pastor endeavors and comic memo-r abilia collection, the 42year-old stars as the lead s inger and songwriter of Casting Crowns, a sevenmember, Grammy-winning contemporary Christian rock band, one of them ost popular in the genre. I n midOctober, the group releasedt heir latest album, Come to the W ell. It debuted at No. 2 on Billboards Top2 00 charts, trailing only behind Adele, who has d ominated the charts with her b est-selling album . The bands album also topped the Christian albumc hart for three weeks in a row. The band has become accustomed to leading the Christian chart. Their 2009 album, Until the Whole World Hears,w as No. 1 on the chart for 18 weeks. H owever, the success doesnt define the band, according to Hall. Fame is such an illusion, said Hall, who hasb een a youth pastor at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church for about 10 years. If you look at me, Im just a dork that Ive always been.T he way I see it, God connected with them (fans through our song that he let me write. Theres no room for me or us to get a big head. Since the bands debut album in 2003, Casting Crowns has gone platinum three times and gold twice. Theyve earned a Grammy award for their 2005 album Lifesong, won five Group of the Year titles at the Dove Awards gospels highest honor and they just won an award for Contemporary Inspirational Artist at the American Music Awards this month. Not bad for a band that does music on a part-time basis. Im extremely thankful for being No. 2 on the charts, said Hall of the bands latest achievement. s amazing. I think like probably most musicians, its something that encourages the moment, but then you have to get back to life A long with Hall, who has co-authored three books, the band includes married couple Juan DeVevo (lead guitar) and Melodee DeVevo( violin, backup vocals); Hector Cervantes (guitar Megan Garrett (piano Christ Huffman (bass guitar); and Brian Scoggin (drums C asting Crowns is known for their aggressive guitar g rooves, which center on themes of not giving up and leaning on a higher power.T he bands power rock ballads are built on Bible script ures. Music is an extension to their individual ministries. All seven members of Casting Crownsr emain active in student ministry a nd tour part-time around their church duties.T hey lead Bible study group gathe rings, head church mission trips and counsel teenagers. E ach of the band members make it an effort to separ ate their youth ministry endeavors f rom the Casting Crowns brand. They rarely perform any of the bands songs atw orship services on Sundays or use church as a platform announce upcoming concerts or boast about their accolades during service. Garrett said the youth w hom the band ministers to have more important probl ems in life to worry about than keeping pace with Casting Crownsachievements. lot of these kidslives a re crumbling, Garrett said. ou have kids whose parents are about to get divorced, some are going through a breakup and someo thers who are being made fun of at school. The last thing they care about is you having a No. 1 song on the radio. When youre ministering to people, I think it takes the focus off of our self. And even though it does not seem like Casting Crownscareer is in jeopardy of fading anytime soon, they know that the limelight may not last forever. If that time does come, the band would be able to walk away with contentment. When it is over, who are you then? said Garrett, whose husband is a youth minister at a suburban Atlanta church. Im just Megan with all the warts and blemishes that I have. Thats the same way for everyone else in the band. Were all just trying to be obedient. Online: http://www.castingcrowns.com Casting Crowns continue to top Christian charts The way I see it, God connected w ith them ( fans) through our song that he let me write. T heres no room for me or us to get a big head.MARKHALL lead singer


C M Y K Associated PressPrecisely staged but maddeningly obtuse, this is ana rtful exercise in pointlessness. A ustralian novelist Julia Leighs first feature as writer and director has an admitted-l y voyeuristic allure. Lucy (Sucker Punch star Emily Browning), a college student o f pristine, porcelain beauty, engages in a series of i ncreasingly odd, odd jobs to pay the bills before becoming a lingerie-clad wine server at elite dinners and, eventually, an unconsciousp laything for wealthy old men. Leigh depicts this surreal descent matter-of-factly, through assured, long takes in which the camera quite often just holds still andt akes in the kinky trappings of this rarefied world. B rowning reveals nothing, either when shes awake, shes so passive that she may as well be asleep even as she snorts coke with as trange woman in a nightclub bathroom or lets a cointoss determine which random, middle-aged man shell sleep with that night. L eigh takes the character into deeper and more dangerous psychological territory, but Lucy is such a cipher its impossible to tell, or care, whether this journey is taking any sort of toll on her. Ambiguity can be appealing and challenging and all, but Sleeping Beauty takes that approach to frustrating extremes, which ultimately proves irreparable. Unrated but contains sexual situations, nudity, drug use and language. 104 minutes. Two stars out of four. Christy LemireCoriolanus Shakespeares Coriolanus isnt one of his highest regarded plays, but its one of his most political. Its about a proud Roman w ar hero Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes) whose post-battle entry to politics goes soa bysmally that hes branded a traitor and banished from t he country. Coriolanus sympathy for the people, you see, isnt much he callst hem fragments, for starters. Fiennes, like many before h im, recognizes the plays contemporary relevance: l eaders with deaf ears, capricious publics and out-ofcontrol media storms. As director, hes updated the play to the cable-news pres-e nt and, with the help of John Logans smartly adapted screenplay, kept Shakespeares language. It succeeds most as an intense and vivid character drama. T he acting is largely excellent: Fiennes as the b loody warrior with all-consuming rage; Vanessa Redgrave, startlingly graceful as Coriolanusmother, Volumnia; Brian Cox as theo perating campaign manager Menenius; and Gerard Butler as Coriolanusmortal enemy Tullus Aufidius. After the harried, handh eld first half, the film finds its balance and Fiennesperformance (sometimes a bit too rage-filled) grows fuller, finally bursting forth in a late rush of sympathy. Best of all is the plays namecalling: Fiennes exhorts Butler with a sneering Boy! and, somewhere, Harry Potter is shaking. Rated R for some bloody violence. 122 minutes. Three stars out of four. Jake CoyleShame Despite the ado about its NC-17 rating, this is the least-sexy movie about sex you will ever see. Michael Fassbender lays himself bare, literally and metaphorically, as a sex addict prowling an increasi ngly dark and dangerous New York City. But theres nothing titill ating about the often graphic interludes in which his c haracter, Brandon, engages; they grow more desperate, animalistic and unsatisfying for everyone involved as the film spirals toward its overwhelming conclusion. F assbender reunites with Steve McQueen, the British a rtist-turned-filmmaker who directed him in his breakthrough role in 2008s Hunger, in which he starred as Irish hunger strik-e r Bobby Sands. His performance here is startling, riveting, haunting. He immerses himself and makes you feel as if youre truly watching a man hellbent on exorcising hisd emons through compulsive self-destruction. O n the exterior, though, Brandon is cool, stylish and precise. But hell hold the glance of a pretty, married womano n the subway a little too long, and his computer at work is filthy with porn. He finds his routine disrupted with the unannounceda rrival of his sister, Sissy (Carey Mulligan ward lounge singer with nowhere else to go. The two have an unspecified history of family damage that makes it impossible for either of them to find a loving, stable romance. Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content. 99 minutes. Three stars out of four. Christy Lemire www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 2, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 12/2/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 0 0 9 9 DIVERSIONS DearAbby: A while back I toldm y family I was considering downsizing my life and made the big mistake of tellingt hem I want them to eventually have my house. I also revealed the contents of my will. Now I feel exposed, uncomfort-a ble and vulnerable possibly even a bit paranoid t hat they might want to have me six feet under sooner than I should be. I dont think I am ready to move yet, but I have g otten my familys hopes up. I did talk to one of them and felt reassured at the time, but I still sense that theres a change inh ow they perceive me and all of our futures now. H ow can I undo the damage, knowing I have to make sure I have enoughm oney to live on as well as provide for them when Im g one? Foot-In-Mouth, Massachusetts D earF-I-M: Two of the most sensitive subjects to discuss are death and m oney, and you deserve praise for having started t he conversation. I disagree that making your intentions known instead of having them transmitted during a reading of your will was am istake. Because you feel there may have been a misunderstanding, call a family meeting and clarify your message. Tell them your health is great, you have no plans to move in the nearf uture and plan to live a long and happy life. DearAbby: My mother lives in an assisted living community in the memory care unit. During a recentv isit, I became upset because the care staff addressed my mom as Granny, Grandma, Mamma, etc. Mothers truggles with the time of day, the day of the week and sometimes forgets who we are so I dont see the benefit of using names other than her own. I think it is disrespectful, unacceptable and unprofessional. When I asked the attendant to please address Mom as Mrs. Smith or Ms. Ann, she laughed and said, Granny wouldnt know who I was talking to if Ic alled her by those names. My siblings and I took this issue to the director, who toldu s we shouldnt be hurt and that the staff was showing our mom she is loved. I am interested in knowi ng your opinion on this matter. She Has AName in Georgia DearShe Has AName: N ot knowing the national origin of the attendants in y our mothers care unit I cant be certain, but what you encountered may be a cultural difference. In other cultures, calling someone Mama, Auntie or Grandma is considered r espectful. While it made YOU uncomfortable, if it didnt have that effect ony our mother, you should take your cue from the d irector of the facility. However, because you have formally requested thaty our mother be addressed by name, then that is what should be done in the f uture. D earAbby : When my husband and I are out together, he strides out ahead of me and calls back, Catch up! or Keep up!I am not creeping along but walking at my own (reasonable) pace. I think he should either slow down or let me walk behind him and not expect me to run after him at his command. Whatd o you think? Likes To Smell The R oses in Tennessee DearLikes: Unless your husband is a Marine drill sergeant, I think youre right. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an Buren, also known as J eanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA9 0069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Mom fears future plans have cast pall on the present Dear Abby IFCFilms E mily Browning stars as Lucy and Ewen Leslie stars as Birdmann in Sleeping Beauty Review:Sleeping Beauty is maddeningly vague A ssociated PressIt was Adeles year, and when the Grammy Awards are revealed nextF ebruary, it very well may be her night. But on Wednesday night, the British songstress shared in theG rammy nominations glory. While she was nominated for six trophies,i ncluding album of the year for and record and song of the year forh er bitter groove Rolling in the Deep, Bruno Mars a nd the Foo Fighters also received six, and it was Kanye West who was then ights top leader, with seven nominations. W est was nominated for song of the year for his all-star anthem All of the Lights, which featured everyone from Rihanna toE lton John. But even though the album from w hich it came, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, heralded an epica lbum by critics when it was released last year, it w as not featured in the best album category (so far, no obligatory West r ant has surfaced in response). Bon Iver, the folky indie rock act that was a key part of My BeautifulD ark Twisted Fantasy and received a popularity boost from its association with Kanye, was one of the nights big winners,r eceiving four nominations, including for best a rtist, and song and record of the year for Holocene. And last years critical darlings, Mumford & Sons, were once again nominated, receiving among theirb ids for song and record of the year for The Cave. Other multiple nominees were Lady Gaga,N icki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Radiohead, and dubstep artist Skrillex, who landeda bid for best new artist among his surprising five nominations. Among the evenings biggest eye-openers were the artists not mentioned in certain categories. Taylor Swift, who won best album in 2010 for Fearless and was considered to be a key favorite for her multiplatinum Speak Now, only got her three nominations in the country fields, and Tony Bennett, who had a feel-good story as his Duets II album made him the oldest act to debut an album at No. 1 at age 85, was not nominated for album of the year, as some critics had predicted. Wests joint album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne, was also ignored for best album. Mars, who like Adele was nominated in all the top three categories record, album and song of the year was estatic about his night. He was nominated for song and record of the year for Grenade, album for Doo-Wops & Hooligans, and best pop solo performance, among other bids. It feels incredible. Me and these guys, we locked ourselves in the studio not too far from here and worked on this album, especially Grenade. Thats the song we worked the hardest on. Thats like our trophy right there. Kanye top Grammy nod-getter with seven Associated PressPANAMACITYBEACH Abook that tells the story of a security guard who shota wounded a man who held a Florida school board at gunpoint has been released. Salvaged Santa was written by Mike Jones with co-authors David Angier and Greg Wilson. Angier says they wanted to tell the series of events that led Jones to be in the Bay County school board building on the afternoon of Dec. 14, 2010. Jones shot gunman Clay A. Duke in the leg as he held a gun on the five-member panel. Duke then fatally shot himself. Jones is the head of security for the school district. He also founded a charity called Salvage Santa. The Panama City News Herald reports that Jones hasa series of book signings planned. School board shooting hero writes book Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, December 2, 2011 Cartoon Canvas Ornament FrameMaterials Needed: Tulip Fabric Markers Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint Semiprecious 28792 Semiprecious 28790 Aleenes Original Tacky Glue 1/4 yard of blank canvas Scissors Pinking shears Ribbon Thin cardboard 1.Fold the canvas in half and cut your desired shape through both layers. This will be the front and the back of the frame. 2.Cut the cardboard to fit about 1/4 inch smaller. 3.Take one of the layers, and cut out an inside area. This will be the front of the frame. 4.Take the cardboard piece, add a row of Aleenes Original Tacky Glue to the back, smooth it out with your finger and affix it to the second piece of canvas. 5.Apply Aleenes Original Tacky Glue to the inside edges of the first piece of canvas and affix to the front of the cardboard, but leave the top two inches unglued so a picture can easily be slid inside. Let dry. 6.Color with Tulip Fabric Markers. 7.Use Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint to add dimensional highlights all over the front of the frame. Let dry. 8.To make your frame hangable, flip it over, back side up, and add a drop of Aleenes Original Tacky Glue on each side at the top and press the strand of ribbon into the glue. Let dry.Giftsand dcoryou canmakeF AMILYFEATURES Give your holiday a personal touch by making one-of-a-kind gifts and dcor items. These projects, designed by The Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo, use bright fabrics and fun dimensional paints and add-ons from Tulip to make vibrant gifts and holiday decorations.F aux Beaded Poinsettia Wreath Wreaths and poinsettias go together like milk and cookies during the holiday season. But what can you do to really make those flowers pop? Add some dimension with easy faux beads.Cartoon Canvas Ornament Frame Get the kids in on some crafty action this season. They can express their creativity with these jumbo picture frames that can be used as ornaments, gift tags or holiday dcor.Starlight Scrap Holiday Garland Multi-strand garlands for your tree or mantle can get quite expensive. Whip up your own version with personality and shine.New Years Dream Journal This ornate, bejeweled journal is full of blank pages to inspire setting dreams into action. Inscribe the first page with your greeting and let the recipient take it from there. F or best results, please read all instructions before beginning a project. Refer to photos for color and design placement. For more great holiday projects, visit www.ilovetocreate.com.New Years Dream JournalMaterials Needed: Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint Semiprecious 28790 Semiprecious 28791 Semiprecious 28792 Tulip Beads in a Bottle Iron-On Ink Transfer Butterfly 28805 Floral 28812 Tulip Beads in a Bottle Studs and Crystals Metal Studs 28813 Pearl Crystals 28814 Gemstone Crystals 28816 Aleenes Fabric Fusion Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive Hardback journal Scissors Iron Assorted fabric scraps in bright holiday jewel tones: red, green gold, yellow, blue and purple 1.Cut assorted colors of fabric pieces into varying sizes of squares and rectangles. 2.On a few of the pieces, add Tulip Beads in a Bottle Iron-On Ink Transfers, applying according to package directions. This is to create a variety of looks and textures on each of the pieces of fabric. 3.Set all of the fabric pieces on the top of the journal and arrange them in a mosaic fashion. Make sure to balance the colors and designs so they appear even and interesting. 4.One by one, take a piece of fabric, flip it over and add a drop of Aleenes Fabric Fusion on the back. Spread it evenly around the fabric with your finger and then press the fabric piece in place on th e journal. Smooth out any wrinkles using fingers. Let dry. 5.Once all the pieces are glued down and dried, add Tulip Beads in a Bottle Studs and Crystals to each of the fabric pieces that do not have the Tulip Beads in a Bottle Iron-On Ink Transfers. To apply the crystals and studs, add a small drop of Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint and set the stud or crystal on top. Let dry. 6.Once the entire cover is dry, apply Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint on the spine edg e to give the entire book a finished look.Faux Beaded Poinsettia WreathMaterials Needed: Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint Semiprecious 28794 Metal 28788 16-inch faux pine wreath 5 large flocked poinsettias, clip on 5 long white featheraccents 1.Hold one flower and add Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint to each petal. To do this, hold the bottle upside down and gently squeeze until a small drop releases. Keep the drops evenly spaced. You may want to practice on a spare piece of cloth before working on the flower. As far as color, you can choose if you want all gold or all red Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint or a combination of both. 2.When applying the dots, start by applying beads to the center area of the flower, then set it aside to dry, and repeat on the next flower. Once all the centers are dry, you can hold on to them in order to apply Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint to the outside areas of each flower. 3.Now apply Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint to the feathers. Let dry. 4.Assemble the flowers and feathers around the wreath to your liking.Starlight Scrap Holiday GarlandMaterials Needed: Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint Metal 28788 Semiprecious 28791 Semiprecious 28792 Semiprecious 28794 Assorted rolls of ribbon Assorted skinny strips of fabric in different textures, colors and shapes Assorted rolls of sequins Assorted yarns and fibers 1.This garland set will consist of eight to 12 strips of contrasting fabric. Measure and cut each of the different types to 36 inches. 2.Set the pieces out flat on a table and apply a contrasting color of Tulip Beads in a Bottle on each one. Let dry. If your fabric or ribbon is very sheer, work on top of a plastic covering so you can peel up the ribbon after it dries. 3.Once all the strands are dry, loosely drape them around your tree. You can also gather them into a single garland and hang on your mantel.