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: 12-04-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
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 )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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 Sunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 143 | 75 cents H ighLow 80 59C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Sunny to partly cloudy and breezy F orecast Question: Will you get a flu shot this season? Next question: Do you still send out Christmas cards? w ww.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Eileen Green Age 84, of Sebring Mark Greene Age 63, of Sebring O bituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 35.6% No 64.4% 099099401007 Total votes: 87 Arts & Entertainment7B Books9B B usiness9A Chalk Talk12B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Comunity Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscopes13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B News from the Watershed11B Pause and Consider13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 6 6 3 3 G uide to picking t he perfect g adget to put u nder the tree LIVING, 14B Heartland holidays AP selects new chamber head N ews-Sun staffSEBRING A20-year veteran of the HighlandsC ounty Sheriffs Office detention bureau has been c harged with 16 counts of possession of child pornography. F ollowing a nearly twomonth investigation by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigations Unit,D etention Deputy Michael Shawver was arrested on Thursday. According t o a press release from t he HCSO, a citizen com-p laint in early October against Shawver turned into a criminal matter. At the start of the investigation, Shawver wasp laced on administrative leave with pay. Once detectives completed the criminal investigation, it was sent to the StatesA ttorney for review and a warrant was issued for 16 counts of possession of photographs of sexual performance by a child. There was no bond on the warrant, but following a bond hearing where Shawver appeared before a judge, the court set bond at $144,000. Shawver was booked into the Highlands County Jail and posted bond Shawver has now been placed on administrative leave without pay. These allegations are very Deputy facing child porn charges 2 0-year veteran of d etention brueau facing 16 counts S hawver See HCSO, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comA VON PARK Chamber of Commerce President William Bennett announced Friday morning Laura Wade, South Florida CommunityC ollege coordinator of Student Life, has been selecte d to serve as the chambers executive director and chief executive officer. C urrent director David Greenslade retires Jan. 1 a fter 15 years with the organization. Lauras energy and crea tivity will be a great asset to the chamber, Bennett wrote in the press release announcing Wades appointment. ith all the great appli-c ants, it was a tough decision for the board. Dr. KimberlyB attyHerbert, d ean of Arts and Sciencesa t SFCC, was a member of the selection committee. She has supervised Wade and knows her work. Laura has a high energy level that is just going to be contagious within the Avon Park business community. She has technical skills andc ompetence with social media. Its her greatest strength. s just a dynamo and a pleasure to work with because she exudes a positive energy and creates a positive atmosphere. Wade grew up in Highlands County, leaving for a time to go to college and attend graduate school where she studied the fine arts, particularly music and acting. She and her husband, Eric Wade, returned home in 2007. Since then she has News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Members of the Sweet Adelines harmonize during rehearsal at the Avon Park Rotary Club Thursday night. (Front row) Teresa Korn and Kathy Lettman. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK One advantage in the future world of virtual newspapers will be the ability to provide subscribers with sound. Until then, the most important component in any story about the Sweet Adelines is missing, and so the story will be flat no matter how eloquent. The Sweet Adelines sing. More than that, they sing without accompaniment and in fourpart harmony otherwise known as Barbershop Harmony. Voices, (from high to low) tenors, leads, baritones and bass, braid and blend, sink and soar. Here in Highlands County the Heart of Heartlands Sweet Adelines have been creating harmony for 35 years. An international organization, the Sweet Adelines began in the early 1950s. Thursday night about 30 women gathered for their regular rehearsal, taking a moment to celebrate their anniversary and recognize four charter members. Celebrating decades of four-part harmony T here was plenty to entertain us this past weekend, and these pictures t ouch only a few of the activities. S anta and Mrs. Claus wave goodbye t o spectators at the end of Sebrings Christmas parade Friday night. See story and more photos of parade on page 6A. Mike Jones of Smoke Shack BBQ (right Saturday morning during the Central Florida BBQ Festival at Firemens Field in Sebring. Jones and his team traveled from Columbus, Ohio to participate in the event. More photos on page 7A. Artists/musiciansK aye and James Hahn perform S aturday morning during the Art & M usic Festival at the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. The Heartland Cultural Alliance hosted the three-dayf undraising event, which ends today a t 4 p.m. The Hahns are new memb ers of the HCA and believe in the A lliances mission that art and culture can change a community. To learn more about HCA, contact Fred L eavitt at 402-8238. More events w ill be covered in Wednesdays News-Sun. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR See WADE, page 8A W ade See SWEET, page 8ASoccer sweepS ebring varsity squads keep u p their winning streaks PAGE2 B Young superstarE than Bortnick, worlds youngest s olo musician, comes to SFCC PAGE7 B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Jayda KnightAustin wont be too concerned with making her Christmas list a top priorityi n the upcoming weeks. Its likely she only wants one t hing; a win that comes along with that blue ribbon. The Sebring High School f reshman has advanced to the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba N ational Dog Championship that will take place at the Orlando Convention Centero n Dec. 17 and 18. Austin has been showing dogs since the age of 10; she j umped into competition when she was 12 and hasnt l ooked back. s awesome. Its a neat sport. It is a lot of fun, but it also teaches her a lot of responsibility, said Austinsm other Jackie. Jackie has been fully supportive of her daughters love of dog showing since the beginning and finds her dedication to the sport, as well as her bullmastiff, Hoss, ar efreshing sight. I told her, if you want to d o this, youve got to do this yourself. Im just the chauffeur, Jackie said with a chuckle. Austin spends countless h ours training and practicing with Hoss. Before and after school, Austin works with her 130-pound animal, making sure he is in the bests hape and has the best attitude possible. In order to even compete in the national championship, a junior contestant must be between the ages of 9 and 18, have at least five first place finishes in their respective category and carry at least a 3 .0 grade point average; Austin has well over 10 first place finishes and holds a 3.4 GPA. Austin also is an avid s wimmer and was named Most Improved Female Swimmer in her first year asa Blue Streak swimmer and looks forward to joining theh igh schools track team in the spring. A t a mere 84 pounds, Austin is able to impressivelya nd successfully handle the massive dog that happens to be the largest dog breed. lot of long hours and many treats have made this aw inning combination, Jackie said. The success of Austin and Hoss is also due to some very helpful contributions ofm any people like Cheryl Williams of Pawsitively Pampered Pets. Williams has been instrumental in training as her dog handler and instilling confidence. Kevin Skow, a local bullmastiff breeder, works with Austin during competitions as her coach and provides encouragement and confidence for t he junior handler. Linda Whitney, also a professional handler, works with Austin and teaches her how to handle many different dogb reeds. The added encouragement and support of Austins parents, Jackie and Bill, also goes a long way. I help her in any way I can. We go all over the place f or these things ... but it is very exciting. I just enjoyw atching her, Jackie said. Austin is currently ranked third in the country for bullmastiff junior handler and certainly has everything itt akes to get to number one. Following a win at the national championship in Orlando, Austin could advance to WestminsterK ennel Club show in New York City in February, but for now, AKC/Eukanuba is Austins only focus. Austin will be one of 160 competitors in the championship in Orlando. s an honor just to be there, Jackie said. Austin agreed with her mom. As far as Hoss, Austin l oves him and takes special care of her furry friend. s a big baby and she loves him, said Austins mother. He listens to her,h s comfortable with her, with judges and with everyone. She does a good job with him. Im very proud of her Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 4, 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 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 9 9 9 9 K AYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery general; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 N ov. 30 71113161751x:2N ext jackpot $39 millionNov. 26 2913222637x:2 Nov. 23 31011204243x:5 Dec. 2 1281326 Dec. 1 527283233 Nov. 30 225272830 Nov. 29 5892328 Dec. 2 (n 7433 Dec. 2 (d 4183 Dec. 1 (n 2561 Dec. 1 (d 6174 Dec. 2(n 707 Dec. 2 (d 206 Dec. 1(n 142 Dec. 1 (d 664 Dec. 2 61321342 Nov. 29 418242610 Nov. 25 834394311 Nov. 22 518224321 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 CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Ridge Area Arc wrapping holiday gifts at mallS EBRING Ridge Area Arcis wrapping holiday gifts at Lakeshore Mallfrom 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,fromn ow untilDec. 15. Arc has set up a gift wrapping workshop in the former Trade Secrets Beauty Salon near CenterC ourt. Bring packages in to be wrapped for a donation to help people with disabilities served by Arc. Any donation is accepted. Therea re a variety of bows, wrapping paper and tags to choose.Golub to speak to Tea PartySEBRING Eric Golub a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker and comedi-a n will be the guest speaker of this months m eeting of the Highlands Tea Party, 6 p.m. Tuesday at HomersR estaurant. Golubs b ook trilogy is Ideological B igotry, Ideological Violence, and Ideological Idiocy. He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has l ived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his masters degree fromU SC. Astockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11, 2007, the three-year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readerss ince then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends. Boat ramp closed for repairSEBRING Highlands C ounty Parks and Recreation Department will close the Lake Josephine boat ramp at 425 Lake Josephine Shire Roadf or repair and maintenance from Monday, Dec. 12 through Thursday, Jan. 12,2 012. The boat ramp will be closed during the Christmas holidays andN ew Years Eve holiday and is schedule to reopen o n Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. For further information on boat ramp closings youm ay contact the Highlands County Parks and R ecreation Department at 402-6812.LPPD offers classesL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Police Department will offer itsA merican Heart Association First Aid Class o n Monday and the CPR Class on Tuesday. Find more information on thed epartment website at www.lppd.com. Register at the police department.PA school retirees meetSEBRING Retired Continued on page 5A Golub By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING The identities of the two men involved in an industrial accident at 1127 Bassage Road in Sebring Thursday afternoon have been confirmed by the Highlands CountyS heriffs Office. Koletto Sharpe, 59, of Avon Park was killed after a Bevis Construction lift flipped over causing the two men to fall 3 5 feet. Sharpe was declared dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Services. Zachary Brown, 20 of Lake Placid, was airlifted to a Tampa hospital following the fall. Brown sustained unknown injuries from the accident. T he two men were picking moss from trees when the accident occurred. The HCSO is investigating the incident at the request of the Sebring Police Department. T he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA scene Friday morning to conduct further investigation of the accident. 1 dead, 1 hurt in industrial accident Fell 35 feet while clearing moss from trees Courtesy photo Jadya Knight-Austin and her Bullmastiff Hoss will compete in the junior AKC/Eukanauba N ational Championship in Orlando in two weeks. All she wants for Christmas is a blue ribbon By GARYFINEOUT The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida state economists are struggling to figure how much money three new casinos could mean for the Sunshine State. But what they have come up with so far could have far-reaching political consequences because the preliminary numbers suggest that mega-casinos proposed for South Florida are unlikely to create the large windfall of tax dollars that some casino backers have been predicting. Two lawmakers have filed bills seeking the Florida Legislatures approval for massive casinos, most likely in Broward and MiamiDade counties. The initial measure would require each casino developer to spend at least $2 billion on construction in order to geta license. In exchange, casino operators would pay a much lower tax rate than existing dog and horse tracks. Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale and one of the bills sponsors, has played down the potential financial impact for the state, saying her legislation is more about mapping out how Florida regulates its gambling industry. Colin Au, the president of Genting Americas, whose company has already acquired land for a resort along Biscayne Bay, told a Senate panel last month that casinos could bring the state anywhere from $250 million to $450 million a year. But economists who work for the state and are trying to come up with a figure for legislators could not agree Friday on a final number. They spent more than two hours looking at everything from how much visitors might spend to whether the casinos would actually attract large numbers of new tourists to Florida. One of the big question marks around the casino proposal is whether a large resort in Miami would lure someone from Asia or Latin America who might otherwise never come to the state. Economists also grappled with how much a visitor depending on whether they already lived in Florida would spend on a daily basis. They agreed that their preliminary numbers need more tweaking. But right now the numbers suggest that three casinos would yield as much as $155 million in 2012 for state and local governments but then no more than a total of $319 million from 2013 to 2016. Amy Baker, one of the main state economists crunching the numbers, pointed out that these preliminary numbers are estimates on how much the casinos and their customers would wind up paying in state and local taxes, not on the overall economic benefit to the state. But the figure could still deflate a push by casino backers looking to line up votes. While Senate leaders have pledged to hold a vote on the casino proposal, it is unclear if House leaders will go along. Florida economists struggle to predict casino impact


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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION But, hey, thats most small governments, and despite the hurdles, volunteers are a crucial part of the policyp rocess in most small towns. Right now, the city of Avon Park is asking for no less than 17 volunteers tof ill vacancies on various boards critical to the functions of the City of Charm. Avon Park is looking for: Three regular and three alternate members of the Civil Service Board. One regular and one alternate for the Airport Advisory Board. One regular and two alternates on t he Southside CRABoard. One regular and two alternates on the Main Street CRABoard. Two regular members for the citys planning and zoning board. T hats a lot of people. Although we understand why so few want to be involved in the running of as mall, politically charged city, there is no one to blame but the citizens if the government is not what they want. V olunteering for these kinds of positions allows input from those who live a nd work in the currently expanding bounds of the city proper. If those who live there remain silent, those that havet o make decisions have no input from which to base their decisions. Even though we are, as a nation, a representative government, the inputf rom the masses is very important to the political process. We cannot allow an government to make decisions in a vacuum. Sometimes, the only place to share y our input is on a volunteer committee and every citizen has some valuable insight at one time or another. Therefore, no matter what the obstacles, everyone should set aside the time tom ake sure your government, and the policy it sets, is the one you want. The alternative is not a pretty picture, and isa world where a citizens input is discouraged at the end of a gun. The News-Sun encourages everyone t o get out and do their part in the government process by volunteering for a c ommittee or government advisory board. Either that, or dont complain. If you have any questions regarding q ualifications to volunteer, please contact the City Clerk at 452-4403. Volunteer, or dont complain Lets be honest, recruiting and keeping volunteers is hard to do. It is especially hard when an organization provides no support and very little in the way of training. Or when you feel like there are too many obstacles to overcome when you do volunteer. Once upon a time, I took m y kids to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus. I s a holiday tradition most parents go through. Y ou get the kid to sit on Santas lap and (hopefully smile for a waiting camera. You then buy some of the pictures either to remembert he event or even to share. Santa would be seated o n a nice looking chair surrounded by gifts, and just maybe an elf or two. Itsa ll very warm and fuzzy and part of the holiday s pirit. Apparently there is now a new spin on said holiday s pirit. Agun club has been offering pictures with Saint Nick and your firearm of choice. I am not kidding. A ccording to the article on the CBS news website, the Scottsdale Gun Club is offering people the chance to pose with Santa Clausw hile they hold pistols and other kinds of firearms. T he website included a number of pictures ofa dults, some dressed in camouflage, all holding weapons. According to Ron Kennedy, the general man-a ger of the gun club, the business got the idea when a member showed up last year dressed as Santa and people asked to have pic-t ures taken. Children are not excluded from the photo opportunity. The article described a picture of Santa holding a toddler dressed in camouflage while a man and woman stood close by holding rifles. Kennedy says that while they are not aiming the event at children they left it up to the parents whether or not a kid should be included. According to Kennedy the guns used in the photos have had their firing pins removed and are not loaded. Furthermore, their chambers are cleaned regularly to ensure safety Not everyone is ho-hohoing over the gun clubs pictures. Democratic state Representative Steve Farley called the photo op inappropriate and suggested the owners read the New Testament before mixing Christmas with machine guns. Kennedy, on the other h and, says that the photo op is just a way for people to express their passions and celebrate their Second Amendment rights. Hes ays that as long as customers want them to cont inue providing the photos that they will do so. I am a believer in the l egality of the Second Amendment. I think that i ndividuals have a Constitutional right to possess a firearm. I also think t hat what the gun club is doing is perfectly legal and technically not hurting anyone. And if someone wants to ask Santa for ag un for Christmas, theres no law saying he cant. It still makes me scratch my head and wonder if the pictures are such a greati dea. We tend to associate a l ot of things with Santa. Christmas. Holiday cheer.G ift-giving. Generosity. Do we really want to add an AK-47 to that list? There are those who celebrate Christmas as a reli-g ious holiday, the birth of Jesus. I cant seem to picture the wise men coming to greet the Prince of Peace with gold, frankincense,a nd a semi-automatic handgun. And while I am an advocate of the Second Amendment, I worry about putting guns, even unloaded ones with no firing pins, in the hands of young children. What is that teaching them? Im not sure. I will defend the clubs right to do what theyre doing. Like I said, they break no laws. But dont ask me to pose with Santa armed with anything more threatening than a chocolate cake. Wonder how I can get one of those in my stocking this year. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Santa and guns? Lauras Look L aura Ware Sebring bicyclists and pedestrians, take heedEditor: With Floridas beautiful a nd mild winter days upon u s, residents and visitors no doubt find it a perfect time for strolling and pedaling the s treets of Sebring. I do not w ish to discourage your outdoor activities, only caution you about the dangers of inattentiveness. Yes, everyl icensed driver should be w atching out for you, however pedestrians and bicyclistsn eed to take ultimate respons ibility for their own safety... It should be obvious that if you happen to be the walker, jogger or biker, youre going to be on the losing end of a vehicular collision. So why in heavens name would you load your beagle in the rear basket and put your wobbly, floundering adult tricycle skills to the test on the twisty roads of Lakeview Avenued uring rush hour with the sun g laring brightly into the eyes of hurried morning drivers? Yes, by all means, you have the right to do it ... but the question is, should you do it? And pedestrians, have you forgotten the most fundamental rules of crossing the street? You know, look left, look right, then look left again. Or is it dash out there ... theyll stop ... white lines equal safe?. I ask only because thats what I have been seeing. Lets stop for a minute and think about some of the people we are sharing the road with here in Sebring: 1) Distracted drivers drivers on cell phones, drivers eating, drivers applying makeup, drivers texting, drivers arguing with their GPS; 2) Elderly drivers drivers with poor eyesight and/or diminished reflexes; 3) Medicated drivers drivers taking a list of prescription medications as long as your arm; 4) Young drivers drivers that are inexperienced or have an attitude of invincibility. OK, so Ive put together some tips that will hopefully prevent you from being squashed like an armadillo in the roadway look left, right, then left again (yes, even if there is a crosswalk). If there is a car, make eye contact with the driver, and let him wave you across the street. Trucks cannot see you. Always assume you are in their blind spot. Stay out of their way. If there is a sidewalk, use it. Otherwise walk facing traffic. Bicyclists: Stay to the far right and watch out behind you. If you are holding back a line of traffic, get off the road. (I know you have a right to be there, but is it really worth life or limb?) Be defensive. Never assume anyo ne sees you. Never assume the driver will do the right thing. Use common sense. Dont take chances. Always err on the side of caution. Drop the righteous attitude. Remember, you can be bothr ight and dead. Kim Brandau S ebring Cook gets outcome that he deservedEditor: On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Wesley Cook finally got the outcome from the court system he has been waiting on for four long years. If you know him, you know this story was bogus from the beginning .... The State Attorney fell down on the job by prosecuting him without a strong investigation into the charges and when shown they were wrong still refused to back down well shame on them. This is just another story of how powerful people step over the line and try and ruin a good, Christian-hearted man, but for once we can all rejoice in the season knowing he has been exhonerated. I hope that he can move on with his life and try to forget this awful time and I for one will be his friend because I always believed in him. He is a good person and no one has the right to try and destroy that for their own justifications. Pattye Roney Avon Park Grief is multiplied by poor preparationsEditor: I dont believe I have ever written a letter to the editor before, but I was so appalled by the situation that arose recently at (a cemetery had to write to hopefully spare some other family from having such a horrible experience. My clients bereaved famil y members, after being charged an extra fee of $250,t o open and close a grave because it was Saturday, (even after my client had arranged a pre-need contract of more than $4,000) and thes taff firmly insisted that if the arrival time at the grave site was not before 3 p.m., thatt here would be no interment. Upon arrival at the grave site, there was nothing prepared. No tent, no chairs, someone was just starting to lay the grass mats to cover the raw open grave and the family members had to wait around standing in the heat while the crudest set up was accomplished. They were offered no apologies or any sympathy; in fact, in spite of arriving about 2:45 p.m., (due to the previous threat of no interment if they did not arrive before 3 p.m.), they were told they were too early and treated as if it was their fault that things were not prepared. In all my years of arranging burials and helping family members of my clients, I have never had anyone treated so callously. If this helps open someones eyes, or prevents another family suffering this distress, I will be satisfied, because this should never have happened, especially to a grieving family. J. Thorpe Guardian BouquetCouldnt do it without youEditor: For six seasons, the Tanglewood Actors Guild (TAG) has been staging very professional productions with our amateur seniors. We got our start when Joe Morano left his job teaching Theatre Arts in Davie, Fla. and took up full-time residence in Tanglewood. He brought with him a wealth of talent and experience in all aspects of staging quality productions. We, in Tanglewood, are f ortunate to have a clubhouse that can hold live theatre. Thanks to Hometown America for providing such a great facility. I n Sebring, we have been blessed with many community-minded businesses that value the arts and have made a point of supporting TAGsa ctivities. At this time we wish to extend a very special thank you to: NewsomEye, Florida Hospital-Heartland Medical Centre, Heartland National Bank and Alan J. Holmes/Edward Jones for their unwavering support. Intermission dessert has become standard fare at TAG plays. We couldnt keep our prices low and offer complimentary dessert without the help of the businesses mentioned above. As well, we have numerous program sponsors who help to make our productions possible. Hats off to: Paragon Lawn Care, GoinPostal, Alligator Pack and Ship, Alan Jay Automotive Network, Young at Heart Travel, Hayes Automotive, Wells Insurance, Digital Hearing Aid Outlet, Eye Specialists of MidFlorida, Wauchula State Financial Sevices, Stewarts Moblie Village Inc., CFRA Roofing and Aluminum, Phil Nisa Air Conditioning and Heating, Christines Golf Carts, Gravelle Installations, Unique Window Treatments, Visions Koin Korner, Willie Watch, Creative Crafts by Design, On-Top Concrete Coatings, Lakeside RV, Ridge Area Arc, Beef OBradys, Sybles Hair Care and Albert Ruiz, D.D.S. There are still tickets available for the performances of Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9. For tickets, please call Linda at 382-9507. Neil Simpson 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. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 4, 2011Page 5A BOWDEN, PAUL; 1.736"; 3"; Black; memoriam-TOP OF OBITS-not in; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 8 8 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 D EMOCRATIC WOMENS CLUB HC; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/4/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 9 9 3 3 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp main top rhp only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 0 0 6 6 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 2 2 8 8 employees of Pennsylvania public schools will hold their fall luncheon meeting on Tuesday at Inn On the Lakes of Sebring. Social time will begin at 11 a.m., with for-m al activities starting at 11:30 a.m. T he event is organized by the Citrus Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. All retirees from all categories of schools ervices who are members of the Pennsylvania school retirement system are encouraged to attend. For reservation information, call4 71-3769 or 314-0219.SHS Choral Department presents concertAVON PARK The Sebring High School Choral D epartment will present its Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the South Florida Community Colleges Auditorium. The public is invited to come enjoy a variety of musical selectionsi ncluding holiday, classical, popular and spirituals. Six c hoirs will perform, including Show Choir and a mens choir. Donations will be taken at the door to help support choral music atS ebring High School. Sebring Highs choral students recently performed with the Disney orchestra at EPCOTs CandlelightP rogram with narrator Michael W.Smith. The Sebring choirs are under the choral direction of Luanne Hawk. Hawk is pleased to announce this yearsAll State students are Amanda Ladinsky, Rachel LaVo,O livia Napper, Evan Napper and George Dumont. These students passed three extensive theory, sight-reading and vocal exams and will perform at the Tampa AllS tate Convention in January.Holiday Mixer scheduled Dec. 6A VON PARK The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Main Street District will host its Whats Up Main S treet? Holiday Mixer from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the new Highlands County Economic Development Commission office, 1 E. Main St. Anyone who has an interest in Main Street Avon Park is invited to attend this social gathering that is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, contact Casey Wohl at Casey.Wohl@Yahoo.com or by phone at (863 For more information about the Avon Park CRA, visit www.AvonParkCRA.com. EILEEN GREEN Eileen M. Green, 84, passed away on Nov. 26, 2011, in Sebring, Fla., where she resided for the past 21 years. Prior to that, she resided in Beacon and Glenham, N.Y., and Pompano Beach, Fla. She was born in Dunville, Ontario, Canada, on March 2, 1927 to Edna Mae Gifford and Joseph Kenney and later became a U.S. citizen in 2000. She retired as a manager for IBM in Boca Raton, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, Stewart E. Green. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Kenney and his daughter, Trisha, of Sebring, Fla.; her son, Keith (Diane Junction, N.Y., and Sebring, Fla.; stepchildren, Stewart (Cindy Fla., Patricia (Robert Searing, Richard (Deborah Green, and Debra Besley, who all reside in New York, as well as 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 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 Palms 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. Interment 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 visiting TBO.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla. Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview Street Sebring, FL33870 Phone: 863-385-1546 Death noticeMark S. Greene 63, of Sebring died Nov. 28, 2011. Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES C ontinued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS S pecial to the News-Sun SEBRING Highlands Little Theatre supporters are revolutionizing charitable giving turning their everyd ay actions into ways of bringing community theatre to our area. How? By using GoodSearch.com andG oodShop.com. GoodShop.com works with more than 3,000 top online retailers including Toys R Us, Target, BestB uy, Apple, Sephora, Macys, 1-800-Flowers, PetSmart, and Expediaa mong others. The shopping experience and prices are the same as going to the retailerd irectly, but each time you shop at one of these stores v ia GoodShop, a percentage of what you spend goes back to your favorite charity ors chool. And, equally as exciting, GoodShop.com o ffers over 100,000 money saving coupons and free shipping offers. So, not only are you helping your cause, but you are also savingm oney while doing so. Similarly, with every s earch conducted on Yahoo!powered GoodSearch.com, approximately one penny isd onated to your favorite c harity. Its used exactly like any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly. Search engine advertisers and online shopping generateb illions of dollars each year. Now, some of that money is going towards helping HLT produce shows such as The Diary of Anne Frank inJ anuary. More than 100,000 nonprofits have partnered with GoodShop and GoodSearch and millions of people areu sing these sites to help their causes. GoodSearch and GoodShop have raised nearly$ 8 million helping make a real difference for the organizations they work with. T o date, HLThas raised $435.17. To understand the p otential of GoodSearch, here are some other examples: U NICEF has used the money earned from G oodSearch and GoodShop to provide clean drinking water to more than 200,000 children. Supporters of the ASPCA h ave raised more than $40,000 to help animals in n eed. The National Inclusion Project, which helps childrenw ith disabilities, has used the $ 16,000-plus its supporters have raised to send nearly 250 children to summer camp. GoodSearch and G oodShop have grown into a massive online grassroots movement attracting the attention of leaders in the nonprofit industry, students,b loggers, writers, and even celebrities such as Jessica Biel, Montel Williams, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Rob Thomas who have allc reated videos on behalf of their favorite charities. The GoodSearch and G oodShop team is revolutionizing online philanthropy so that no one is denied theo pportunity to support the causes most important to t hem. We have taken simple everyday actions, like searching and shopping, and turnedt hem into ways people can do good with just the click of a m ouse, says Scott Garell, CEO of GoodSearch (and former President of Ask.com). Around the holidays when everyone is think-i ng how can I give back, GoodSearch provides an easy a nd meaningful way to fund causes most important to them. HLT supporters turn to innovative fundraising sites South Florida Community Colleges Take Stock in Children program awarded new scholarships to 11 Highlands County students (front row, from left) Luzedy Ocasio, Isaac Vega, Kelley Young, Alison Romero, Danielle Windham, Hally Sebring, and Kaitlynn Wilson. Back; (back row, from left) Nicole Escobar, Maria Gloria, Kendell Bowen, Callie B obo, Cristian Resendiz, and Leticia Jauregui. Not pictured is Destiny Ybarra. S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK South Florida Community C olleges Take Stock in Children program awarded new scholarships to 11H ighlands County seventhgrade students and two Lake P lacid High School 10thgrade students at a contract signing on Nov.16. W ally Cox, superintendent, Highlands County Schools, and Dr. Norm S tephens, SFCC president and chairman of TSIC's L eadership Council, attended the contract signing to congratulate the students. Take Stock in Children ( TSIC) is a statewide program that provides at-risk children with a mentor and a f our-year college scholarship. In return, TSIC scholars sign contracts in which t hey promise to remain drug-free, to avoid behavior t hat would get them into trouble with law enforcement, to attend school regu-l arly, and to earn satisfactory grades. The studentspare nts also sign the contracts and agree to provide home environments conducive to e ducation and to participate in. Take Stock in Children awards 11 scholarships


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Hundreds filled the Downtown Circlei n Sebring Friday night to take part in the seasons most popular event, the annual Christmas parade. Early spectators walked a round The Circle looking for a comfy, close seat beginning just after 6 p.m. Withina half hour however, people filed in groups of four or fivec reating a tight squeeze around each of the sidewalks and down the spoke streets. T he Carousel of Lights kept spectators occupied as they awaited the start of thep arade. The light show started slowly, first lighting the a rches that create a glowing entrance to The Circle. Afew minutes later, the e ntire Circle lit up including the center Christmas tree, w hich sparkled with colorful lights. The parade kicked off at 7 p.m.; spectators anxiously awaited the sight of the firstf loat following the Sebring High School Jr. ROTC. S ebring Mayor George Hensley along with his wife greeted spectators followedb y some city council members and other dignitaries. C ross Country Automotive, which recently changed its name to Agero, f loated by with a lit up float and candy for little ones. Other large floats included Alan Jay Automotive Network, Florida HospitalH eartland Medical Center, Heartland National Bank, Wauchula State Bank, West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, and local Girla nd Boy Scout troops. Several local organizations a nd businesses floated along the route handing out candy, k ey chains and other knickknacks to excited kids and a dults. School groups and sports organizations, includingS ebring High School D.A.R.E. organization, footb all team, SADD, as well as cheer and basketball teams all took part in the Christmas parade. Spectators enjoyed several p erformances by Dance Unlimited and Stepz as well a s musical entertainment from the Blue Steak marching band and vocalistt hroughout the parade. Kids lined the streets in s earch of a good spot to nab some sweet treats. One little trio brought blankets to rest o n as they sat and watched the parade in comfort. This is awesome, said Cracker Trail Elementary student Samuel McNamee.M cNamee sat with fellow CTE students and family friends Eva Ebey and sister Chelsea. The group was busy sorting through candy forh alf of the parade and sharing waves and kind words with t he people on the floats. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Ebey shouted as floats passed by. The feeling of Christmas was in the air, the weatherw as perfect, and everyone in the crowd wore a smile duri ng the parade. It seemed as if every person spectators, police offi-c ers, and float riders have been bitten by the Christmas s pirit bug. This years parade had more floats than past years, g iving spectators a little more time to spend out with family and friends Friday night. Santa and Mrs. Claus closed out the parade.C hildren giggled with delight and reached for the hundreds of bubbles drifting from the float. Little fingers were busy popping the bubbles as Santaa nd Mrs. Claus waved goodbye and goodnight to finish o ut the evening. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.com W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, wells new; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 3 3 0 0 is the season; parade bigger, better this year News-Sun photos by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Floats in Sebrings Christmas Parade show support of the U.S. Troops Friday night in Downtown Sebring. K ids reach for sweet treats from Wauchula State Bank employees during the Sebring Christmas Parade Friday night in Downtown Sebring. Santas helpers are already b usy as they take a stroll down South Ridgewood Friday night during the Christmas parade.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 4, 2011Page 7A JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; Process, Ad #1 Promo NM Bus Vl; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 3 3 8 8 Kalee DeShazo, 3, and her mom Angeline prepare to serve up pulled pork Saturdaym orning for the P eoples Choice A wards at the Central Florida BBQ Festival in Sebring. Lots of good eats at the Central Florida BBQ Festival The smell of barbecue lingers in the air Saturday during the Central Florida BBQ Festival. Joseph Keiber, 4, and Graham Weisz, 1, check out a large pig on display during the BBQ Festival in Sebring. The boys visited the festival with their grandparents Fred and Sharon Keiber. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


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Continued from page 1A HCSOdetention deputy charged with child porn Special to the News-SunS EBRING Darrell Collins, chief historian and interpreter at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina, will tellt he remarkable story of Wilbur and Orville Wrights 19ll flight that lasted nine minutes and 45 seconds and is regarded as the first soar-i ng flight. Collins is on the schedule to speak Friday, Jan. 20 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in theA eroShell tent. There is no additional cost to attend this speaking engagement. C ollins has worked with the National Park Service in the division of interpretationa nd education for 32 years, serving the majority of his t ime at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. He is a popular speaker on the avia-t ion/aerospace lecture circuit, and is widely recognized as o ne of the top five authorities in the world on early aviation history and the Wright brothers. He is the author on numerous articles and con-s ulting editor for play writes and authors on early aviation a nd the Wright brothers. In 2003, the National Aeronautic Association awarded him the Paul Tissandier Diploma for hisc areer of service to aeronautics and airports. C ollins resides in Manteo, on Roanoke Island. His family has lived on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for 149 years, his great-grand-p arents having been members of the black Freedmen Colony that settled on Roanoke Island in 1862 during the Civil War. T he EXPO Light Sport Aircraft (LSAes the best of the LSAcommu-n ity, and includes conventional aircraft, kit planes, p owered parachutes, trikes, gyros, amphibians, and innovative designs such as elec-t rically powered aircraft over 150 aircraft on display. A ttendees will have the opportunity to see demonstration flights, attend EAA Educational Forums, and experience new aviationt echnologies. W right Brothers historian to speak at Expo taught in the school district and organized student activ-i ties at SFCC for the last almost two years. She and her husband have two daughters. Wade is well known among Highlands Little Theatre audiences. Shep layed Beauty in Beauty and the Beast and Laurie in Oklahoma! among many other roles. Our main priority is conn ecting business to business, Wade told the NewsSun during a telephone interview Friday. The chamber is in good shape financially, Im going into a very positive organi-z ation to begin with. We want to take the foundation and move into the future. I want to meet every member face to face, and make betteru se of Facebook. Wade plans to keep members better informed via cutting edge technology. At the same time she will collect more feedback from members about their priorities,i deas or suggestions for improvement. I want to build events around what people want what they like, what wes hould change, and what we should continue. I want members to feel ownership. Wade will begin the transition from one position to another Dec. 19. She will have to hit the deck runningJ an. 2. C ontinued from page 1A Wade chosen to lead Avon Park Chamber Bette Killen, 90, is retired now, but she has sung Barbershop Harmony for 44 years. Evelyn Delk, whop olitely asked to keep her age to herself, is the oldest charter member still singing. Other charter members Nancy Nunnallee, Billie SueE rvin and Maureen Welch (the Heart of Highlands first president) were also on hand. Delk, who is a classically t rained pianist, told how she knew nothing about Barbershop Harmony in the beginning, and neither did the first director. She asked if I would play the piano (ast he accompanist), Delk said. This is an inside joke a s Barbershop Harmony is always sung a capella. In any case, Delk became h ooked and joined the group. Not only is it beautif ul to listen to, and fun to create, Delk said singing with the Sweet Adelines, was a good aerobic exercise and good for your mindb ecause you have to learn hundreds of songs. I t is also a very social time. Many of the singers become lasting friends.H eart of Highlands draws members from Wauchula, W inter Have and Lake Wales, as well as from all over the county. The groups current director is Ron Bower. Im realp roud of them, he said. e have a heck of a good t ime. Women are so much more receptive to change and better at taking directiont han men. Bower paused a moment a nd looked around him, What its like, he said with a grin, is just like having 30 mothers. Besides remembering a s pecial Disney show they once put on with Disney c haracters in costume, something Disney no longer allows most membersh ad a clear memory of a fundraiser gone horribly w rong. They had decided to bake cakes to sell during a 12 H ours of Art Festival, sponsored by the Highlands Art League. Each member was asked to bake four cakes. They ended up with about2 00 on display on tables without any cover. It began to rain, then downpour. There was a scramble to try and save thec onfections, but without much success. The rain coursed in the road filling the gutter and they watched as one cake floated in thec urrent and sailed down the street. The melodious laughter accompanying the story came in four-part harmony. In this years annual s how, The Heart of Highlands Sweet Adelines w ill be joined by the Heartland Pops on Feb. 25 at the Union CongregationalC hurch in Avon Park. Tickets are $12; the proc eeds go to the Sweet Adelines fund that provides college scholarships for young women studying music. Were open for membership, said Ida Di Stefano, p resident of the group. Come listen here (at the Avon Park Rotary Club) fort hree weeks, and then you can audition. C all Jeannie Parzygnat at 699-0743 for more information. Sweet Adelines make sweet music C ontinued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Barb Kuiper (lefteen Raymond are members of the Sweet Adelines. Both sing lead, which means they carry the melody.


Associated PressWASHINGTON — The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for two and a half frustrating years, suddenly dropped in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire. Economists said there was a long way to go but liked what they saw. The rate fell to 8.6 percent, the lowest since March 2009, two months after President Barack Obama took office. Unemployment passed 9 percent that spring and had stayed there or higher for all but two months since then. The country added 120,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy has generated 100,000 or more jobs five months in a row — the first time that has happened since April 2006, well before the Great Recession. “Something good is stirring in the U.S. economy,” Ian Shepherdson, an economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients. It clinched one of the best weeks in stock market history. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 37 points and 825 for the week. The only better week was in October 2008, when stocks lurched higher and lower during the financial crisis. The report showed that September and October were stronger months for the job market than first estimated. For four months in a row, the government has revised job growth figures higher for previous months. Unemployment peaked at 10.1 percent in October 2009, four months after the Great Recession ended. It dipped to 8.9 percent last February and 8.8 percent last March but otherwise was at or above 9 percent. Obama, who faces a reelection vote in less than a year and a presidential campaign that will turn on the economy, seized on the decline to argue for expanding a cut in the tax that workers pay toward Social Security. The tax cut reaches 160 million Americans and will give most households $1,000 to $2,000 this year. It will expire Dec. 31 unless Congress acts. Republicans and Democrats have supported an extension but differ on how to pay for it. The Senate on Thursday defeated plans from both parties. Republicans had proposed paying for the cut by freezing the pay of federal workers through 2015. Democrats wanted to raise taxes on people making $1 million or more a year. “Now is not the time to slam the brakes on the recovery, right now it’s time to step on the gas,” Obama said Friday. Inside the unemploymen t report, one of the most closely watched indicators of the economy’s health, were signs of improvement for small businesses, which account fo r one of every two jobs in the private sector. The government uses a survey of mostly large companies and government agencies to determine how many jobs were added or lost each month. It uses a separate survey of households to determine the unemployment rate. The household survey picks up hiring by companies of all sizes, including small businesses and companies just getting off the ground. It also includes farm workers and the self-employed, who aren’t included in the survey of companies. You may not know it, but millions of Americans are owed money from long-forgotten government payments, stock sales, bank accounts and other lost accounts. When the entities holding these funds can’t find the rightful recipients, they turn over the money to individual states, which hold it in escrow until claimed. State treasuries and other government agencies are sitting on more than $33 billion in unclaimed assets. And that doesn’t include billions of dollars in unredeemed U.S. savings and treasury bonds, unclaimed pensions and income tax refunds returned to the IRS as undeliverable. Here’s a guide to locating unclaimed assets that may belong to you: Money winds up in government lost-and-found agencies for many reasons, including: — People move and don’t leave accurate forwarding addresses; or, they forget to update companies where they do business, hold investments or have earned retirement benefits. — Dying without a will leaves it up to the court to assign assets. — You could unknowingly be named as beneficiary of an insurance policy or other account. — Forgotten utility deposits, bank accounts or product rebates. — Overpaid mortgage payments after a home sale. —Name changes after marriage or divorce. Start your search with the nonprofit National Association of Property Administrators (NAUPA), which provides tips on finding your money, as well as links to unclaimed property programs maintained by each state (www.unclaimed.org). Many individual state programs also participate in MissingMoney.com (www.missingmoney.com), a free, centralized database endorsed by NAUPA. Companies are required to surrender balances from accounts that have been inactive for one year or longer to the state government of your last known address; also check with other states where you’ve lived or done business, just in case. To improve your chances, search using different variations of your name (such as first name and middle initial, first and middle initials, last name first, etc.), as well as common misspellings. NAUPAalso provides a handy round-up of links to other sources for unclaimed property such as unclaimed veteran’s benefits, refunds from HUD/FHA-insured mortgages and unclaimed foreign bank accounts. Other helpful sites include: The IRS’“Where’s My Refund?” page, where you can track down an expected federal tax refund you never received – or check the status of your current filing (www.irs.gov). The Treasury Department’s “Treasury Hunt” search engine can help you find and redeem matured, uncashed Series E savings bonds issued since 1974 (www.treasurydirect.gov). The Public Benefit Guaranty Corporation (www.pbgc.gov) can help you track down forgotten pension benefits you’ve earned. Other helpful sites include PensionHelp America (www.pensionhelp.org), and the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (www.dol.gov/ebsa). The National Registry of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits can help you find an unclaimed defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k) or profit-sharing plan (https://www.unclaimedretirementbenefits.com). Many legitimate companies use states’freedom of information acts to obtain owner information for unclaimed accounts. They contact individuals and offer to help find lost property for a fee (often a percentage of the total). This is the same information you can find yourself, for free. Also, beware of emails or letters purporting to be from the state treasurer asking you to supply personal information – either by mail or by logging into a link provided. This is how many cases of identity theft begin. If in doubt, contact your state treasurer or controller’s office to ensure the contact was legitimate. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 9A SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; PO0089421 cisco academy; 0 0 0 1 4 5 5 4 HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 3.639"; 7"; Black; HLR main A; 0 0 0 1 4 5 8 6 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/2,4; 0 0 0 1 4 6 1 6 BUSINESS Finding your lost money Metro Services Millions of dollars worth of unclaimed money is sitting is escrow accounts around the w orld. Personal Finance Jason Alderman Unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2009


Page 10ANews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.com ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/30;12/2,4; 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 5 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, irsh, ethan; 0 0 0 1 4 6 0 7 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Think of it as a mall for personal services. That’s Signature Salon Suites, opening January 2012 in the Preserve Professional Plaza on U.S. 27, one mile north of Sun ‘n Lake Boulevard between Avon Park and Sebring. Suites are available for independent hair stylists, nail techs, massage therapists and estheticians. “Each suite is a fully functioning salon,” said Diane Moree, vice president of Signature Salon Suites. “Clients get privacy and personal one-on-one service. No salon drama.” Signature Salon Suites features all new construction and equipment. Each hair stylist suite is complete with a shampoo/styling station, dual purpose shampoo/ styling chair, dispensary and retail shelving. Specialty services suites have soundproof walls and a dispensary with sink, cabinets, retail shelving and any additional equipment needed. Common waiting areas are positioned around the building that also features a laundry room and free Wi-Fi Internet access. “ASignature Salon Suites website is under construction and each tenant will have a personal page to promote their business. We even have a professional beauty supply store with wholesale pricing to licensed professionals,” said Glenn Moree, president of the Signature Salon Suites. “Tenants have access 365 days a year with a secure access system employed at night, weekends and holidays, if you have a client at night I want you and your client to feel safe.” The Morees have a combined 50-plus years in the salon industry and currently own and operate Mild to Wild Hair and The Professional Stylist Store in Avon Park. Signature Salon Suites plans future expansion with another location on Sebring’s south side and locations throughout Florida. Prospective tenants can call (863) 446-3362 for a complete confidential interview. Look for Signature Salon Suites on Facebook to follow the construction process. Signature Salon Suites brings new salon concept to county Special to the News-SunPINELLAS PARK — Park Auto Mall owner Fred Najjar may soon have to claim a new job title: horse trader. For the second time in three months, Najjar has accepted a horse as a trade-in for an automobile. The most recent trade occurred on Oct. 29. Sebring residents David and Kathy Sanders and their daughter Nikki traded in their horse named “I’m Diggin’It,” a 9-year-old Appendix gelding, for a 2002 Daewoo Nubira. In July, Najjar accepted Dallas, a buckskin quarter horse on trade. His wife and children urged him to keep Dallas, which he did. I’m Diggin’It now resides at a stable with Dallas. Najjar admits he has broken a cardinal rule in the auto dealership business, which is to never accept anything on trade that must be fed. However, David Sanders is glad Najjar did so. “The car doesn’t eat unless I use it,” Sanders said as he laughed, adding that the horse was for his daughter, who once competed with the quarterhorse/thoroughbred cross but no longer does so. The family opted to trade the horse for a second vehicle. Although Najjar has accepted unusual items on trade for years, he said the tough economy has prompted more customers to inquire about the dealership’s willingness to accept unusual trade-ins. “We are willing to consider almost anything that has value as a trade,” Najjar said. To learn more, call 866-708-0086 or visit www.parkautomall.com/. Car dealership trades horsepower for horse


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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ON THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CHARTER REVISION PROCESS The Spring Lake Improvement District will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Community Center, 209 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida, 33876. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the proposed District Charter Revision Process. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joseph DeCerbo District Manager November 27, 2011; December 4, 2011 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON DECEMBER 23, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Robert Padgett Jr. 309 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. December 4, 11, 2011 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Rustic House located at 4920 US 27 South, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 1st day of December, 2011. GreenScape Nursery Inc. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 22, 2006, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 63, OF RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 102 NORTH KING DRIVE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of November, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk November 27; December 4, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 03-00479 Division Civil MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. DANNY SHANNON AND GWENDOLYN CAROL SHANNON, COMMERCIAL CREDIT CONSUMER SERVICES INC. N/K/A CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE 1050Legals 1050Legals PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 2002 Hyun KMHDN45D82U287861 ON DECEMBER 17th, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 December 4, 2011 Individuals wishing to address the Delegation on the topic being considered should plan to attend the public hearing at the Senate Office Building, Room 229, located at 404 South Monroe Street in Tallahassee. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the Highlands County Legislative Delegation Special Hearing, please contact Kevin Cleary, Legislative Aide to Representative Ben Albritton at kevin.cleary@myfloridahouse.gov by Monday December 5, before 5:00 p.m. December 4, 2011 HIGHLANDS COUNTY DELEGATION NOTICE OF MEETING TO: All agencies of local government and interested parties FROM: Representative Ben Albritton, Chairman, Highlands County Legislative Delegation SUBJECT: Special Highlands County Legislative Delegation Meeting and Public Hearing Representative Ben Albritton announces that a special meeting of the Highlands County Legislative Delegation will be held on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. in the Senate Office Building, Room 229, located at 404 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 to take up the following changes to the original Charter for the Spring Lake Improvement District: Update elections provisions to reflect that there are currently two popularly elected Board members and to require the presence of a quorum to fill a vacancy on the Board. Grant the District the authority to conduct mosquito control activities Removes the power of eminent domain from the District charter Limits the amount of bonds the District is currently authorized to issue. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: FC11-1032 DIVISION: FAMILY VIOLET L. WILLIAMS, Petitioner and DAN A. WILLIAMS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Dan A. Williams Fort Stewart Army Base First Battalion, Forty-first Infantry, Building 631 Fort Stewart, Georgia 31314 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Violet L. Williams, whose address is 336 E. Camphor Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, on or before December 15, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file a Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: /s/ Robert W. Germaine, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock Deputy Clerk November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2011 2925 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-5564, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. and between the hours of 1:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Bid Bond, Payment and or Performance Bonds will not be required for this project. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District: Attention Board Secretary, 5306 Sunn Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33872, so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Tuesday December 13, 2011. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register(41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Michael Wright, General Manager Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District 5306 Sunn Lake Blvd. Sebring, Florida 33872 November 27; December 4, 2011 SUNN LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #11-023 The Board of Supervisors of the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District will receive sealed bids at the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District Office for: BID #11-023 EDGEWATER DR./SUNRISE DR SIDEWALK PROJECT A Scope of Work, Plans, Specifications and other Bid Documents are available at Polston Engineering, Inc., of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk November 27; December 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-469 GCS SULLIVAN D. CURRAN, Plaintiff -vsNORTH RIDGEWOOD, INC., a Florida corporation, MARIA E. DUGARTE, INDIVIDUALLY, EUGENE O'STEEN, INDIVIDUALLY, REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EUGENE O'STEEN, whose address is 4933 West Bay Dr., Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL 33629. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a lien on the following property in Pasco County, Florida; Highlands County, Florida alcoholic beverage license #: 38-01283 4 COP has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Scott C. Tepper, Esq., the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 120 East Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176, on or before December 27, 2011, and file the original with the clerk IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-498 CCS EMARK CORPORATION, a Florida corporation d/b/a LAKEVIEW MOBILE COURT Plaintiff vs. DEREK GREEN Defendant NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Derek Green Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a claim of lien on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: 1960 SIDO Mobile Home, bearing Title #15002649, ID#463507 and all personal property located in the home at 2207 Oceanview Street, Sebring, FL 33870, or at the mobile home park has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before November 30, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 29th day of November, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE (SEAL) As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk ` `In accordance with the American With Disabilities A ct, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6566 not later that seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.'' 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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.co m DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623SEBRING VANTAGEPOINTE By Owner Large 2/2/2 Furnished or Unfurnished. Call 863-471-2666 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialCNA SEEKINGEMPLOYMENT! 30 years experience in health care. Have references. CPR certified training. Will work weekends. Call Debra 863-465-2088. 2300Work Wanted TREE SERVICESeeking EXPERIENCED TREE CLIMBER, With Valid Drivers License. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 TELEVISION REPAIRTECH Must have one year experience. Pay depending onexperience. Contact Musselman's Appliances and TV. Email resume: mussappl@earthlink.net 863-386-0898 TECHNICIAN WANTEDMust have clean driving record. Apply in Person @ 5146 Schumacher Rd. 8-4pm. Sunny South Exterminators 863-382-1850. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time Clerk needed. Must be organized & have excellent customer service skills. Cash handling experience a plus Fax Resumes to: 863-453-6138 SEEKING PARALEGALPART-TIME MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE E-mail resume to: officetalent@yahoo.com or Fax 863-471-2565 SEBRING -Mature Male, with references, drivers license and car, to care for older son who cannot drive. A companion that likes cards, play pool, movie, etc. Someone with fishing gear & boat a plus. For more info. Call 863-655-1068 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Immediate opening for an experienced Medical Assistant for a busy Pediatric Practice. Experience in phlebotomy, EMR and Bi-lingual a plus. Attractive benefits and an opportunity for career growth. Fax resume to (863) 471-9340 or email cfmsonni@gmail.com MEDIA ADVERTISING MULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are a Sebring Florida Newspaper is accepting resumes for a qualified OutsideSales Representative that values teamwork and has a desire to succeed. The successful candidate must have at least 6 months to 1 year sales experience. Is highlymotivated and enjoys building client relationships, not afraid to ask for a sale, professional, enthusiastic, and exhibit a high level of integrity. This position is the perfect choice for anyone loving to sell a product you believe in. We offer base salary plus commission; excellent benefits to include medical, dental, life, 401k and more; paid time off; and training. Send reply to Adsalesjobs@newssun.com 2227 US 27th South Sebring, Florida 33870 EOE HIGHLANDS COUNTY OUTSIDE SALES If 150-$200 A Week will help you Part Time, I need people who need And want to work. Easy Sales. Good for Students and Retirees. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Sebring Florida for a ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules. Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary + Commission. News Sun Send reply to Adsalessjobs@newssun.com 2227U S 27 South Sebring Fl. 33870 EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, December 4, 2011Page 13A CITY OF SEBRING 3X3 AD # 00014577 HGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 3X4 AD # 00014620FILLER CONTACT US BY PHONE ETC. CLUB CAR Full Cover, Windshield, mirror. Excel cond. w/charger. $1175 obo. Call 863-453-4234 C LUB CAR1993 Totally reconditioned b y D & B. New Battery $1600 Cash. 8 63-465-7160 8500Golf CartsD EISEL BUSMCI 47 Pass. w/air b rakes. 2 yrs. groceries free, Wal Mart, Target & Best Buy Merchandise. Accommodations for 2 yrs if payment plan approved. $120,000.00. 917-216-8379 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationW HEELCHAIR /HOVEROUND / E LECTRIC, 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 WASHER -(clothes D uty, Excellent condition. $100 863-453-5216 W ALKER -w/ wheels, excellent condition. $25 863-873-3801 TODDLER BEDFire Truck. Uses your c rib mattress. Every toddlers dream. $50 Call 863-243-9441 S HADOW BOX15" x 21" Oak finish. $10 Call 863-453-3104 PRINTER -Sm. off. size,Lazar multi f unction, model DCP7065DN.,New 10/3/11, $100. 863-382-9289 L EXMARK/PICTBRIDGE PRINTERExcellent Cond. $35 Call 863-446-0972 LAWN VACUUMBlack & Decker. Elect ric. $45 Call 863-452-0903 FOUNTAIN PINEChristmas Tree 4' w /base. $10 Call 863-452-0903 FIBER OPTICChristmas Tree / 3ft. / B rand New / Green. $50 863-385-6433 C OMPUTER DESKwith Glass Top and s helf. $40. 863-314-9080 CHRISTMAS TREE/ Pre-lit 550 colored b ulbs /7' Northfield Pine. $50. 863-382-9289 C ARPET STEAMCLEANER Bissell Elec. Almost new. $95 Call 8 63-453-3104 BATHROOM SINKMarble New. $ 75. 863-314-9080 A B LOUNGERTony Little $25 Call 863-381-6481 3 -IN 1 For bathroom transfer safely in & out of Bath Tub, excellent. $ 60 863-873-3801 7310Bargain BuysS TAINED GLASSEQUIPMENT Lots of g lass, Mosaic's, lead grinders, all tools n eeded, books, came bender, elec. glass cutter, good deal on everything. $ 800 obo Call 863-471-1452. 7300MiscellaneousS HOP CLOSINGEquipment for Sale! D isplay cases, hair dryers, sink, hydraul ic chair & supplies. Would prefer to sell e verything for $600, however I will s eparate. Call 863-471-1452. 7280Office & BusinessEquipment 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $ 1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 o verhead doors, 3 phase electric, f enced yard, near Sebring Parkway. C all Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalS EBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 1 2' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor RentA VON PARKSEASONAL RENTAL For Snowbirds. 2 Bedroom Villa w/carport surrounded by good Snowbird neighb ors. Renting avail. 1/1/12. Please give us a call for more details. $750 per mo. M inimum stay 5 months. 863-368-0510 6320Seasonal Property S EBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. N o Smoking, no pets. 863-402-1142 L AKE PLACID,2/1, clean. $500/mo. 1st, last, sec. +++ Optional: On adjoin-i ng lot, 30'x30' garage, 9'x12' door. $250/mo. 124 Hallmark Ave. 8 63-465-4845. LAKE PLACID3/2 Gem w/pool on Lake C arrie. 1500 sq. ft. w/large pool deck, central A/C, 2 car garage, dock and b oathouse. Annual lease incl. pool, lawn and water treatment. $1150/mo. F irst, last & security. Non smoker p lease. Avail. 12/1. Call 954-481-8095 L AKE PLACIDSylvan Shores Newer / Nice 2BR, 2BA, Screened r oom, Garage, Very Clean. Non Smoker. $675 monthly 863-441-2844 o r 863-465-3838 AVON PARKLAKES 3/2, 2 car garage, f enced in back yard. $800 per mo. Call 863-453-9544 Leave message. A VON PARKGUEST HOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Applia nces, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care. $600/mo. 863-452-2299 6300Unfurnished HousesS EBRING HILLS2/2 Plus Mother in Law Suite. Lanai w/pool. $800 per mo. I ncludes Lawn Service. Call 8 63-458-0867. 6250Furnished Houses S EBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $ 395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. C all Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .B EAUTIFUL APTSS EBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, s creen back porch, beautiful l andscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets O K. $595 month. Medical Way. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments A VON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, a vailable immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 3 86-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony O verlooking Lake Verona and City Park 1 00 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. S PECIAL : $325/mo. 8 63-453-8598 A VON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1 680 North Delaware Ave. 1 BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. C entral Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1 st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments S EBRING -Small nicely furnished A partments! 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. M onthly $375 with 6 month lease. P ay own electric. 863-385-1806 P LACID LAKESStudio Apartment. K itchenette, pool w/d avail. Fully Furn. o n golf course, weekly, monthly, yearly. $ 425 incl. elec. & water. Background c heck. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsS EBRING NICE2/1 & 3/1 Duplex for r ent. 2004 & 2006 Fernway St. Conveni ent location. Ready to move in. Washer & Dryer in each. $550 (2/13/1 C all Pat (954863 451-1030 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsV ENUS -New 4BR, 2BA (jacuzzi in master BA ) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w /option of 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 7 31 CR 201. 305-725-0301 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent O KEECHOBEE MOBILEHOME 2/2. 1400sq.ft. Furnished, ceramic tile t hroughout, new counter tops, new flat top stove, new washer & dryer, just i nstalled new A/C. Large shed & parki ng for 2 vehicles & boat. $14,900 obo. Call 772-597-1130 ask for Fay. M OBILE HOME1959. Good bones. 1 0'x41' w/10'x 27' completely inside space. Florida room attached. Good s ize shed & lot. $196 per month Lake Jackson access. $4000 obo. Please call 8 63-451-2848. AVON PARK**PICTURE THIS** F urnished 2BR, 2BA, ( Own Land Renovated / Painted / New Laminate & All New Carpets. 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C M Y K By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The parade lights were not the only ones lighting up the town Friday night. Both the Sebring boys and girls varsity soccer squads kept up their winning streaks as they took on visiting Hardee at Firemens Field. The Lady Streaks would luck into the first goal of their game asa Hardee defender turned her back on a shot that would soon deflect off of her and turn into an own-goal, giving Sebring the lead after the 20minute mark. The ball remained primarily on the offensive half of the field for Sebring throughout the night. Despite numerous more attempts it was one final save from Streak keeper Meghan Williams that ended the half at 1-0. Hardee came back with a little more intensity in the second half, giving their offense more scoring opportunities and cashing in on one. But Williams and the Sebring defenders did not allow them to score again for the rest of the night. They would, however, add three more to their own side of the board as a shot-on-goal for Jordan Hinkle turned into a handball in the box, setting up Heather Bloemsma for a successful penalty kick. Nifty footwork from Justus Martin and a follow-through from Haylee Petersshot by Jennifer Cochran finalized the score at 4-1. Both head coach Paul Brown and assistant coach Daniel Grimaldo agreed that the girlsboosted confidence played a role in the win. Everyone came out aggressive, Brown said. Our key players were present tonight, as well as the more up-andcoming strikers. As the boys took the field shortly after, the battle for offensive control was a bit more intense; as both Sebring and Hardee battled hard to gain the first point advantage. It wasnt until after 30 minutes of play when Sebrings Marcelo Gori headed a ball towards the goal. Estebinson Joseph was able to flip it past the Hardee goalie to make the first and only goal for the night. As the last five minutes of the first half came to a close, Hardee scrambled to get the ball through Sebrings defenders, but would not SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Suh suspension upheld . . .3B M agic looks to buy Dodgers. .4B Ali OK . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, December 4, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Blue Streak Matt Taylor blocks this lay-up attempt by Frostproofs Josh Murphy and also lead his team with 20 points in Fridays 68-32 win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebrings Estebinson Joseph manuevers while these Hardee defenders try to keep track of his progress in Fridays Blue Streak win over the visiting Wildcats. M CTphoto South Avon Park Baseball has produced three generations of Major League players, from Hal McRae to Thomas Gordon and now, current L.A. Dodger, Dee Gordon. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Kids and parents gathered Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to register their children for the South Avon Park Little League Baseball Program. South Avon Park paired with Beachfront Community Outreach Inc., to feed and register girls and boys, ages five to 13 for the program. About 300 people were fed and 74 kids registered for the South Avon Park Little League. T he program will train youths to play the game of baseball and softball. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadershi p, the South Avon Park Little League program will also assist youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discip line, teamwork and physical well-being by espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty. Registration Day at the RCMA/Hopewell Center See SOUTH, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Blue Streak head coach Princeton Harris has often said hell take an ugly win over a pretty loss. That doesnt mean, however, hell settle for sloppy play against an overmatched opponent, such as Fridays 68-32 win over visiting Frostproof. A little delayed coming out of the locker room for the postgame interview, Harris mentioned that he had been doing some yelling. When you have a game like this, you should be working on the things y ou need to work on and we werent doing that, he said. We didnt exec ute as well as I felt we should. It wasnt an impressive win for me. We s hould have done a lot better One might look at the Bulldogs aggressive, physical, attacking style of defense for muddying up the works, but that gets precisely to Harrispoint, as execution will overcome. Instead, the Streaks played into the pace, which became rather frenetic, resulting in hurried passes, rushed drives and a scant 13-9 lead after one. Though that was slightly misleading as, behind Matt Taylors six points in the period and a Michael Weston putback had Sebring up 13-6 in the waning seconds, Bulldog Jacoby Ross launched a three that banked in at the buzzer. Josh Austin started the second with a baseline drive, before two Frostproof scores closed it to 15-13. Davaris Faulk hit a 15-foot jumper for the Streaks, but the other aspect of the heightened pace, an excess of fouls, then came into play, which, actually slowed the pace to a crawl. Or, rather, a slow-moving parade to the free-throw line. But Sebring made their charity tosses at a 67-percent clip, 10-for15, while the Bulldogs went just 1of-8, helping the Streaks to a 31-18 edge at the half. Any suspense that the first half may have held, as Frostproof had hung around, was waylaid in the third as Sebring blew it wide open with a 26-8 margin for the quarter. Jonathan Tookes scored all seven of his points in the frame, with Jared Cannon canning two threes and a Blue Streaks cruise Sebring68F rostproof32 Sebring4Hardee1 We didnt execute as well as I felt we should. PRINCETONHARRIS Sebringhead coach N ews-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Brittany Collison received a rare and prestigious honor i n being named to play in the FACA Volleyball All-Star game today at St. LeoU niversity. Collison is the first Lake Placid player to r eceive the honor of being invited to play in the game. Sebring soccer sweep See SOCCER, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jared Cannon hit two three point-e rs as part of his 10 points in F ridays win. See HOOPS, Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLake Placid senior Brittany Collison dug out her volleyball gear to take part in the Florida Athletic Coaches Aassociation All-Star game today at St. Leos University. The Lady Dragon libero, who finished the season with 273 digs, 90 more than her nearest teammate, is the first Lake Placid player to ever be honored with participation in the prestigious FACAevent. s pretty cool that Im the first one to make it, Collison said. Deservedly proud, her mother Michelle wasnt the only one. The whole school is ecstatic, she said. But while she is back on the court today, Collison and her Dragon teammates have been tearing it up on the soccer pitch this past week. After topping a tough Frostproof squad on Tuesday by a 4-2 score, with Collison scoring twice, she went for a hat trick with all three goals in Thursdays 3-1 win at Mulberry. It was Stephanie Bennetts turn for a hat trick Friday as the Dragons took a 4-0 win at Ft. Meade, with Collison scoring the other goal, to move Lake Placid to 8-0-1 on the season. It was a return to volleyball Sunday, in a very prestigious way, but it will be back onto the soccer pitch this week as the Dragons play host to Avon Park and DeSoto Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Collison honored, rolling


C M Y K Elks GolfSEBRING The monthly Elks Golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is only $30, which includes golf, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. at the entry to the restaurant, on the Pro Shop sideLake Placid Senior SoftballLAKE PLACID If you are 50 and o ver and want some exercise in a fun atmosphere, come to the Lake June B allfield on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. L ake Placid Senior Softball is currently practicing for the 2012 season which b egins in January. Bring your glove and enjoy the comradery.Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis currently conducting a sign-up for Adult Flag Football ages 16and-up. Aminimum of five players and a maximum of twelve players per team. Any questions call 382-9622 Doty MemorialSEBRING Play golf, help the kids! The 20th annual Brad Doty Memorial Childrens Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Sun NLakes Golf and Country Club. Format will be four-man scramble, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry Fee is $60, which includes greens fee and cart, lunch and beverages on and off the course. There will also be a raffle and door prizes, range balls and lots of fun. Alan Jay and Cohan Radio Group will provide the Hole-in-One prize. The field will be flighted according to total team handicap. Hole sponsorship donations are available for $100. The Tournament benefits The Champion for Children Foundation. They will be helping less fortunate, local children who need the help of others during the Christmas season and throughout the year. For additional information call Kip Doty at 446-4008 or Andy Kesling at 3854830 ext.1.Holiday Baseball CampAVONPARK SFCC Baseball will be holding its 14th Annual Holiday Baseball Camp Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19-21, for players aged 5-14. Cost of the camp is $75 with SFCC head coach Rick Hitt serving as camp director and assistant coach Andy Polk and current and former Panther players will assist campers. There will also be a special appearance by one or more former SFCC players that have made it to the Major Leagues. Register at www.southflorida.edu ; click on camps, or call 863 784-7035. Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-up registrations are accepted. Registration and check-in each day from 8:30-9 a.m. Instruction, drills, baseball trivia and games daily from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All campers receive camp T-shirt Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Duffers Pool TournamentAVON PARK Duffers Sports Grille will be kicking off a double elimination pool tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Game times will be from 7-11 p.m. each Wednesday in December and will conclude with the championship game played on Dec. 28. Everyone is guaranteed two games. All games are free. There is a $5 entry fee. All fees go to prize money for first, second and third place winners. Limited entries are being accepted. First place wins cash, pitcher of beer (or soda, while second and third wins cash. Sign up with Duffers General Manager Ross Vickers by the Monday, Dec. 5 deadline. Atournament ladder with times will be posted at Duffers on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Ano-show is a forfeit. Pocket billiard rules apply. Duffers is located at 2451 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park. For more details, ca ll 452-6339.Joe Jenkins 5KSEBRING 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 the ir 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. Checks 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 3854736. 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. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England830.727331223 N.Y. Jets650.545256241 Buffalo560.455261281 Miami380.273212206 South WLTPctPFPA Houston830.727293179 Tennessee650.545226212 Jacksonville380.273138200 Indianapolis0110.000150327 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727272182 Pittsburgh830.727233188 Cincinnati740.636259215 Cleveland470.364165216 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland740.636260274 Denver650.545221260 Kansas City470.364153265 San Diego470.364249275NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas740.636270225 N.Y. Giants650.545252277 Washington470.364183222 Philadelphia480.333271282 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans830.727362252 Atlanta740.636259227 Tampa Bay470.364199291 Carolina380.273252305 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay11001.000382227 Chicago740.636288232 Detroit740.636316246 Minnesota290.182214295 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco920.818262161 Seattle570.417216246 Arizona470.364213256 St. Louis290.182140270 ___ Thursdays Game Seattle 31, Philadelphia 14 Sundays Game Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m. New England at Washington, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NE4212773627 2810 Schaub, HOU2921782479156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT385 24530701710 M. Moore, MIA2191381607 85 Ftzpatrck, BUF36923625491914 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB3622603475334 Brees, NOR460 32336892711 Romo, DAL380245 3026219 Manning, NYG3552202952189 Smith, SF2981862116135 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jnes-Drew, JX23010404.55 Jackson, BUF1709345.56 A. Foster, HOU1938054.27 McGahee, DEN1627754.83 Benson, CIN1887403.95 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD L. McCoy, PHL21511345.312 Forte, CHI1989855.03 M. Turner, ATL2199484.38 Gore, SNF2039094.55 Peterson, MIN1868724.711 AFCRECEIVING NoYds Avg LongTD Welker, NE82114313.999t8 Grnkwski, NE6086414.452t11 Marshall, MIA5985014.4463 M. Wallace, PIT5593917.195t6 Bowe, KAN5581914.952t4 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgLongTD J. Graham, NO6795714.3598 R. White, ATL6483013.0434 Johnson, DET63102316.273t12 Sproles, NO624767.7363 St. Smith, CAR59106018.077t5 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts Gronkowski, NE110110066 R. Rice, BAL1082006 0 Decker, DEN908105 4 A. Foster, HOU972005 4 Welker, NE808004 8 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts L. McCoy, PHL15123009 0 Johnson, DET120120072 Peterson, MIN12111007 2 C. Newton, CAR10100006 0 J. Nelson, GB909005 4EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1574348264 N.Y. Rangers1453316549 Philadelphia1473318471 New Jersey12111256068 N.Y. Islanders7115194774 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1571318150 Toronto1492308281 Buffalo13111276967 Ottawa12112267786 Montreal10115256568 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida1384306862 Washington12111257277 Tampa Bay11112246576 Winnipeg10114247180 Carolina8154206491WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1671337352 Chicago1583338582 St. Louis1483316153 Nashville1294286668 Columbus7163176288 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota1673356457 Vancouver14101297866 Edmonton13103297366 Colorado12131257176 Calgary10122225464 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1591316567 Los Angeles1384305956 San Jose1471296451 Phoenix1383296558 Anaheim7135195781 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Columbus 4, Calgary 3, SO San Jose 4, Montreal 3, SO Pittsburgh 2, Washington 1 N.Y. Rangers 5, Carolina 3 Dallas 3, Ottawa 2 Winnipeg 1, Phoenix 0 Nashville 6, Vancouver 5 Los Angeles 2, Florida 1 Fridays Games Chicago 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, SO Colorado 3, St. Louis 2, SO Detroit 4, Buffalo 1 Minnesota 4, New Jersey 2 Edmonton 6, Columbus 3 Philadelphia 4, Anaheim 3, OT Saturdays Games Montreal at Los Angeles, late Toronto at Boston, late Ottawa at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Carolina, late New Jersey at Winnipeg, late N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, late Chicago at St. Louis, late Buffalo at Nashville, late Philadelphia at Phoenix, late N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, late Calgary at Edmonton, late Florida at San Jose, late Sundays Games Detroit at Colorado, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 9 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS KesselTOR161632 GirouxPHI141731 LupulTOR121830 D. SedinVAN82129 Nugent-Hopkin EDM111728 ToewsCHI141327 VanekBUF121527 EberleEDM101727 PominvilleBUF91827 StamkosTB161026 VersteegFLA121426 SmythEDM121426 BackstromWAS81826 H. SedinVAN81826 KaneCHI71926 NealPIT141125 KopitarLA101525 SeguinBOS121224 SharpCHI121224 FranzenDET111324 FleischmannFLA111324 HossaCHI91524 7 tied with 23BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSSigned C Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract. Named Rob Leary field coordinator, Mickey Callaway pitching coordinator and Alan Zinter hitting coordinator. Named Phil Clark hitting coach of Columbus (IL ager and Scott Erickson pitching coach for Carolina (Carolinaallace manager of Lake County (SALed Kubiak manager of Mahoning Valley (NYP Junior Betances hitting coach for the Indians (Arizona Cabrera hitting coach for the Indians (DSL TEXAS RANGERSNamed Tim Purpura senior director of player development. Promoted Jayce Tingler to field coordinator. Agreed to minor league contracts with C Dusty Brown, SS Luis Hernandez and INF Yangervis Solarte. National League HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with INF Diory Hernandez on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with LHP Chris Capuano on a two-year contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSNamed John Mabry assistant hitting coach. Promoted Barry Weinberg to senior medical advisor and Chris Conroy to assistant athletic trainer. SAN DIEGO PADRESNamed Omar Minaya senior vice president of baseball operations. Japanese Pacific League SOFTBANK HAWKSSigned OF Wily Mo Pena to a two-year contract. American Association EL PASO DIABLOSSigned C Kelley Gulledge and RHP Reyes Dorado. LINCOLN SALTDOGSReleased INF Joe Ramos and RHP Jake Muyco. WICHITA WINGNUTSReleased RHP Kendy Batista and C Gerardo Bustamante.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Atlanta WR Kerry Meier $20,000 for his illegal blindside block to the head area of Minnesota LS Cullen Loeffler in a Nov. 27 game; Fined Washingtons Stephen Bowen and Seattles K.J. Wright $15,000 each for roughing the passer penalties in their Nov. 27 game. CHICAGO BEARSAgreed to terms with WR Earl Bennett on a four-year contract extension through 2015. MINNESOTA VIKINGSClaimed QB Sage Rosenfels off waivers from Miami.HOCKEYNational Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKSNamed Bob Woods assistant coach and Joe Piscotty video coordinator. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAcquired a conditional 2013 seventh-round draft pick from Ottawa Senators for F Rob Klinkhammer. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSActivated LW Kristian Huselius from injured reserve. LOS ANGELES KINGSPlaced F Mike Richards on injured reserve. Activated LW Dustin Penner from injured reserve. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGAcquired D Evan Oberg and D Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers for F James Wright and D Mike Vernace.COLLEGEVANDERBILTSigned football coach James Franklin to a contract extension. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Okeechobee,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sebring,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Region,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Auburndale, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Auburndale,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts meet,5p .m. 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C M Y K see the ball fall into the net. As play resumed after the half, Hardee had a few more goal attempts. Keeper Ethan Smith would not allow for this, and made countless saves to keep the score at 1-0. This would prove to be successful as the night came to a close, and as the final whistle blew Sebring took another win for their current 5-1-1 record. e were aggressive to the b all tonight, said head coach Keith Bowyer. We were expecting a good game tonight. While still undefeated in their district, the boys still continue to work hard and make improvements to their game. The attacking mids dropped back to help the defense, which is what they are supposed to do, but we need to keep them up as well, Bowyer said. When you abandon space, you abandon a forward. The Sebring boys host Frostproof Monday while the Lady Streaks hit the road for a match at Mulberry. The girls stay on the road Tuesday at Auburndale, with the boys welcoming the Bulldogs to Firemens Field. The teams then finish out the week Thursday with the boys at Tenoroc and the girls hosting the Lady Titans. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 3B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, wells used; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 2 2 9 9 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, wells used; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 2 2 9 9 News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Marcelo Gori lofts one over the Hardee defense in Fridays match at Firemens Field. Below: Holly Scherlacher c hanges direction of her progress upfield as this Lady W ildcat defender flies by in Fridays 4-1 Lady Blue Streak win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Decaris Jones soars through a crowded lane toward the hoop in Fridays blowout win over visiting Frostproof. Continued from 1B Soccer takes two from Hardee deuce for eight. Taylor hit two buckets and three free throws, while Faulk and Ezell Gammage added a hoop each to balloon the lead to 57-26 heading into the final eight minutes. Kenoi St.Louis drained o ne from downtown and added a free throw, his brother Nelson got a basket, as did Gammage and Weston, with Grant Strickland hitting a free throw for Sebrings 11, fourth-quarter points that made for the final margin. Now 2-3 on the young season, Harris hopes his squad can tighten up the execution as a tough stretcho f the schedule looms. e have Lake Region on Monday, with a 6-foot-11 kid and another one 6-foot7, he said. So weve reall y got to work on some things. Following that game is a Tuesday rematch with Hardee, to whom the Streaks fell by nine to this past Tuesday, before hosting DeSoto in a rare Saturdayn ight contest. Continued from 1B Hoops win for Blue Streaks A ssociated PressNEWYORK The suspension stands, a nd that means Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games for stomping an opponent duringa loss to the Green Bay Packers. Suhs appeal of the suspension handed out earlier this week was denied Friday by Art Shell, jointly appointed by the NFLand the playersassociation to hear such cases. S uh will miss Sundays game at New Orleans and a Dec. 11 home game against M innesota. He can return for practice on Dec. 12. Usually, a hearing is held within 10 days of an appeal, but the league expedited Suhs high-profile case so a decision could be made before Sundays game. Suh is barred from practice and the teams facility while suspended. Suhs 2-game suspension upheld


C M Y K Associated PressLOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers could be ready for a little Magic. Magic Johnson has joined a group bidding to buy the beleaguered Dodgers, hoping to restore the luster of a onceglamorous franchise that hasb een sullied during owner Frank McCourts messy tenure. Johnson, the longtime Los A ngeles Lakers superstar and former part-owner of the N BAclub, is partnering with former Atlanta Braves execut ive Stan Kasten and wealthy investor Mark Walter in the u pcoming auction for the Dodgers, who filed for bankruptcy protection in June. McCourt finally agreed last month to auction the team at an undetermined future date. Im excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Dodgers legacy and bring a World Series championship back to LA, Johnson tweeted Friday. Johnson has joined a heavyweight group in whats expected to be a tough competition for the Dodgers: Kasten is the former president of the Braves and Washington Nationals, while Walter is the CEO of a global financial services firm managing more than $125 billion in assets. Their organization will be called Guggenheim Baseball Management, and Waltersv ast financial resources could put the group up front in the bidding. The Los Angeles Times f irst reported Johnsons interest in the Dodgers. T he news was greeted with enthusiasm across Los A ngeles from fans who count Magic among the most popul ar athletes in Southern California sports history. The three-time NBAMost Valuable Player has become a successful businessman since his second retirement in 1996, with investments in several sectors of commercial real estate. But Johnsons passion still is sports, and he has spent several years looking for an ownership role in a pro franchise, most recently expressing his interest in returning the NFLto Los Angeles. Johnson amicably left his ownership position with the Lakers in October 2010, selling his 4.5 percent equity stake to Dr. Patrick SoonShiong in whats widely thought to be a wildly lucrative transaction for the former Lakers point guard. The Lakers would love to see Johnson with a largeo wnership role in the Dodgers. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak regularly speaks with Johnson, who h as said hell never leave his influential role behind the scenes with the Lakers and t he Buss family. I know hes sitting on a p ile of cash, which is maybe why I take his calls as often a s I do, Kupchak said Friday. Hes been incredibly supportive as an owner. Never once did he say, Mitch, this is what you should do.He would be a great owner (of the Dodgers). Johnson played baseball growing up in Michigan, where he rooted for the Detroit Tigers. The full list of bidders for the Dodgers is still unclear, but it will be studded with accomplished businessmen and famous athletes who realize a cash machine is sitting up in Chavez Ravine for the proper ownership. Former Dodgers owner Peter OMalley is in the mix, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said hes investigating the prospect. Former Dodgers Steve G arvey and Orel Hershiser have been vocal about pursuing the club, while former Dodgers general manager F red Claire, Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, supermarket mogul Ron B urkle and former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano h ave been linked to the bidding. T he price likely will break the record for a baseball franchise, topping the $845 million paid by the Ricketts family for the Chicago Cubs in 2009. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011w ww.newssun.com GHC MOTORSPORTS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/30/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 4 3 3 6 6 H ARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 8 8 4 4 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 GHC MOTORSPORTS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/30/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 4 3 3 6 6 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 8 8 4 4 The South Avon Park Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes. Our goal also will include educational training to help increase FCAT scores. Coach Hinson (President of SAPLL) stated that he has always believed in neighborhood baseball pro-g rams. It gives the community a sense of ownership and pride for the teams within the community, he said. The City Park is great but you dont have that sense of ownership, that this is our field. Every community s hould have a community field for the kids to play on. Coach Hinson also stated that three generations of professional baseball players have come from the South Avon Park area and played on these same grounds Hal McRae, Thomas Gordon and Dee Gordon. Mr. Wilson (director of B eachfront Community Outreach) was very happy with the turnout. Beachfront Outreach sponsored the event and prepared the food, Jump Houses and entertainment for the day. Mr. Wilson said that he too is concerned about the kids in the community and that he and his company are supporting the Little League Baseball and S oftball program. The field has a histo ry to be told and we hope to get back that pride we once had in this field and this community South Avon Park Litt l e League and Beachfront Community Inc. would like to thank RCMA, Kevin & Kevin Productions, parents and all who came out to s upport. Continued from 1B South AP Little League gives back It gives the community a sense of ownership an d pride. COACHHINSON S APLLPresident Class 8A Regional Final Christopher Columbus Catholic 28, Miami Southridge 7 Fletcher 31, Timber Creek 27 Miramar 35, Palm Beach Gardens 7 Plant 28, East Lake 21, OT Class 7A Regional Final Dwyer 6, St. Thomas Aquinas 3 First Coast 28, East Ridge 21 Lakeland 42, Gaither 14 Manatee 13, Fort Pierce Central 10 Class 6A Region Final Armwood 17, Gainesville 14 Bartram Trail 34, Pace 24 Mainland 27, Naples 16 Miami Central 17, Palm Bay 7 C lass 5A R egional Final Miami Norland 29, Glades Central 13 Palmetto 42, Immokalee 21 Pasco 31, Jesuit 7 Wakulla 20, Ponte Vedra 6 Class 4A State Semifinal Bolles School 49, East Gadsden 7 Miami Washington 20, Cocoa 14, OT Class 3A State Semifinal Delray American Heritage 17, Berkeley Prep 9 Madison County 14, Ocala Trinity Catholic 0 Class 2A State Semifinal Admiral Farragut 42, Glades Day 16 North Florida Christian 54, Warner Christian 13 Class 1A State Semifinal C hipley 25, Northview 21 J efferson County 27, Union County 6 Florida Football Playoff Scores Magic Johnson joins bid to buy Los Angeles Dodgers A ssociated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is well, happy and carrying on with his daily routine after being treated for dehydration last month. Spokesman Craig Bankey says in a statement released Friday that Ali was treated Nov. 19, five days after the funeral of Joe Frazier, whom he fought in three epic fights. Bankey says Ali is home in Scottsdale. He adds that early reports were blown out of proportion. Star magazine reported Ali had been hospitalized last month. Jeanie Kahnke, a spokeswoman for the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, says she spoke with Alis wife, Lonnie, by phone Friday morning and that he was right next to her asking for breakfast and that he was doing good. Ali, who turns 70 in January, was last seen in public at Fraziers funeral. Ali long has suffered from Parkinsons Syndrome, which can be caused by taking too many blows to the head. Muhammad Ali home after dehydration treatment The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 471-0657 or 3850759 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 4710226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Don at 386-1101. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studio'from 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third MondayfromOctober through May at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including holidays, Monday-Friday. The cost is $4.35 per meal. Call 4021818 for details. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 6591019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Members build and run an "HO" Guage model railroad layout. Rail-buffs interested in other model railroad gauges are welcomed. For information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer, 452-0334, or Curtis Petersen, 382-6967. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book reader's group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each month's book, call 471-1999. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Ballroom Dance lessons, 4 p.m., free, first and third Tuesday of each month. Eastside Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 101 Peace AVe., Lake Placid. 314-9215 or 699-0886 Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 3866099. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday from 6:157:15 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced All-Service Realty, corner of Thunderbird Road and U.S. 27 in Sebring. For information call Linda Udall at 386-6495 or email erinehess@yahoo.com or www.toastmasters.org. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mail sbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 3860752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer's Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief suppo rt group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Loran t. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focu s on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 465-5510, or Ken Lorant, 699-0172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Fo r details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Cal l 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Lind a Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuc h of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 5B ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a; 0 0 0 1 4 4 5 3 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break make good; 0 0 0 1 4 5 3 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/4,11,18; 0 0 0 1 4 5 5 6 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **iternet included**; 0 0 0 1 4 5 8 5 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 6B


Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.com DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 12/4/11; 0 0 0 1 4 5 8 2 YMCA; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 4 5 8 8 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, 12/4,18; 0 0 0 1 4 5 9 8 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets the third Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. Location varies monthly. For more information call 4027369. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smokefree environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 57 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. "Souper" Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch. All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 4521093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Call 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. House Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. For more details, call 6995444. Continued from page 5B COMMUNITYCALENDAR


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 7B Veranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/4,11,18; 0 0 0 1 4 5 5 8 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK —South Florida Community College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture will present its third exhibition of the season, “Guardians of the Everglades: Nicolas Petrucci, Clyde Butcher and Connie Bransilver” Dec. 7-Jan. 30. Guardians of the Everglades is an art, conservation, and education exhibition featuring Petrucci’s oil portraits of people dedicated to preserving the Everglades ecosystem. Supporting the portraits to create the Everglades experience are Clyde Butcher’s black and white landscape photographs, detailing the complexity of the glades, and Connie Bransilver’s photographs of colorful native orchids printed on diaphanous silk panels. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Donald and Jeanmaire Appelquist and Charles and Anne Reynolds. In conjunction with the exhibition, SFCC MOFAC will hold a special program “Guardians of the Everglades” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.13, at the SFCC University Center Auditorium. Who cares about the Everglades? Who cares about clean water and native species, about sawgrass and cypress swamps, about native cultures and human health? There are men and women who care and who work, each in his or her own way, to preserve the Everglades. Petrucci will talk about the outstanding living individuals he selected to honor as Guardians of the Everglades. Butcher and Bransilver will join Petrucci to expose the breathtaking beauty of this delicate and unique wetland ecosystem. In the Lower Lobby Gallery located in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, an exhibition of photographs by Niki Butcher runs Dec. 7-Jan. 30. Reminiscen t of early hand-painted pos t cards, Butcher captures the fading facades and changing cultures of Florida in he r color-tinted photographs. He r subjects include old shacks, lonesome sandy beaches, and the mysterious cypress strands of the Everglades. SFCC MOFAC is open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:304:30 p.m., one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee Series performance and by appointment for group tours. For more information abou t the museum and its exhibitions and workshops or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at ext. 7240 at 863453-6661, 465-5300, 7732252, or 494-7500. SFCC MOFAC to present Guardians of the Everglades ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Clyde Butcher Ghost Classic by Connie Bransilver Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — The world’s youngest solo musician to headline his own tour, Ethan Bortnick, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts. This young pianist and composer seamlessly brings to life some of music’s most well-known classics and biggest hits from every era and genre in his performance titled “Musical Time Machine.” At 10 years of age, Bortnick is taking the entertainment world by storm with a talent well beyond his years. Having headlined over 100 shows across the globe, he has received rave reviews and garnered media attention world-wide. He will be the youngest solo artist ever to appear on SFCC’s stage. He entertains crowds with a repertoire that spans from Bach and Mozart to disco, j azz, pop and rock songs. His amazingly fun, inspiring, funny, interactive show is filled with surprises. Bortnick delivers a trip through music’s rich history and introduces some of his very own compositions, including the entertaining and inspiring stories behind his original songs. As motivating as they are entertaining, his concerts captivate both kids and adults while reminding the audience that “anything is possible.” He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno four times and has been featured on Good Moring America, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, Martha Stewart, and twice on Oprah. As a part of Oprah’s Farwell Season, Bortnick was dubbed one of Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids. Bortnick even created and hosted his own award-winning, nationally televised concert special on PBS, which was broadcast more than 700 times. Recently, he became the youngest headliner at the Hilton Las Vegas, where legends like Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow and Barbara Streisand have graced the stage. Through concert and charity events he has shared the stage with legendary artist such as Natalie Cole, Beyonce, and Reba McEntire. This performance is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. George D. Leidel and Dr. Andrew and Beth Kulick. Tickets range from $19 to $25 and may be purchased online anytime at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., located in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive. Young superstar Ethan Bortnick to perform at SFCC Jan. 7 Courtesy photo The worlds youngest solo musician to headline his own tour, Ethan Bortnick, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts.


Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239) 6710390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Children's Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. children's choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. "In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park." First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: 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 the11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, "Where the Bible is Always Open." Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.” Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP By FRAZIER MOORE APTelevision WriterNEWYORK — John Walsh is rallying America against the nation’s bad guys again. “America’s Most Wanted,” a Fox Broadcasting mainstay for 23 years before that network canceled it last spring, returns to weekly television at a new address: Lifetime, where it premieres Friday at 9 p.m. “It will be basically the same show,” says Walsh, whose criminal roundup has led to the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives in the U.S. and 30 countries, plus the rescue of 61 children and missing persons — and counting. Walsh says there will be no softening of the show’s gritty, tough-guy tone in its new home, despite Lifetime being chiefly a channel aimed at women. “It will still be tough enough for people sitting in their living rooms to say, ‘My God, that happened to a real person, that’s not a scripted drama,”’he says, “and then get off their couch and go to their phone if they recognize the fugitive, and do the right thing.” After “AMW” aired its last weekly episode on Fox last June, “people never stopped going to the website and calling the hotline, which amazed me,” Walsh says. “We caught five guys.” These included alleged child predator Kenneth Craig, who turned himself in to law enforcement in Brazil just days after watching himself being profiled on the show. “I’ve told Lifetime, ‘Most of the people we profile are cowards that have hurt women or children.’I think that’s why Lifetime got it so much, and picked up the show,” he says. “I don’t believe there’s ever been a show that combines entertainment with public service in the way this show does, and its mission is something we believe in very deeply,” says Rob Sharenow, Lifetime executive vice president of programming. “Public safety, keeping our streets safe, keeping our children safe is probably the issue of most importance to our viewers.” It was in 1981 that Walsh, now 65, launched his crimebusting crusade in the aftermath of the abduction and murder of his 6-year-old son Adam (who Walsh notes would have turned 37 last month). The grieving father became an outspoken advocate for tougher laws against sex offenders, more cooperation among law enforcement agencies, and citizen involvement in flushing out fugitives. Then his TVshow premiered in April 1988 on the fledgling Fox network and, little more than a year later, was the first-ever Fox program to rank first in viewership in its time slot. It remained a fixture on the network after that, and during the 2010-11 season, was seen by an audience averaging 5 million viewers. Last May, Fox announced it was axing the series because of high production costs. “AMW” remains on Fox with a greatly reduced presence — the first of four quarterly, two-hour specials aired recently. But the weekly push has relocated to Lifetime, which signed for 20 episodes, with an option fo r 44 more, according to Walsh. Fox sibling company Twentieth Television, which owns “AMW,” has licensed the show to Lifetime. Now Walsh’s company produces it. Based in Washington, D.C., Walsh Productions has several other series pilots in the works that Walsh hopes will lead to the rehiring o f many of the remaining 55 people (out of a total of 80) he couldn’t restore to “AMW” on Lifetime. “It was very, very difficult,” he says, describing the process of laying off staffers last summer. Now, after a tumultuous few months, Walsh resumes his tireless TVmission, and he hopes loyal viewers again will do their part. “Will they come back afte r we were off for several months?” he muses. “Will they follow us to cable?” Online: http://www.mylifetime.com/show s/americas-most-wanted Americas Most Wanted returns to TV on Lifetime MCT John Walsh began his anti-crime crusade in 1981 after his son Adam was abducted and murdered.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week serv-ices Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Children's/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school), 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school), and nursery and children's ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday): grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didn't reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and you'll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. We're at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Explosive Eighteen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 2. "11/22/63" by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. "The Litigators" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. "Kill Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. "V Is for Vengeance" by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood) 6. 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Coldblooded, slithery, evil and scary are words that may come to mind when one thinks of a snake. Few creatures have the power to instill such a sense of fear in humans. Since the beginning of time, the snake or serpent has had a bad reputation. Many myths and folk lores have stemmed from this anxiety. Perhaps the most feared snake of all is the rattlesnake because of its venomous bite as well as the frightening rattle at the end of its tail. Rattlesnakes are indeed venomous snakes. They are in the family of pit vipers (Crotanlinae), which means that they have a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and nostril on either side of the head. There are 32 known species of rattlesnake and they range from Canada to Argentina. They are native to the Americas. Florida’s species of rattlesnakes are the Eastern diamondback and the pygmy rattlers. While the diamondback is a large snake, its relative the pygmy only reaches a length of just over two feet. Both species are equally dangerous if threatened or frightened into striking. Rattlesnakes are predators and hunt for small animals and birds. They kill their prey with venom injected by fangs. Once the snake bites its victim, the venom travels through the bloodstream, destroying tissue and causing internal bleeding, swelling and pain. Contrary to what most people have been led to believe, rattlesnakes rarely bite humans unless provoked or threatened. If the snake does strike, bites are rarely fatal if the victim is treated soon after the bite. To locate their meal, rattlesnakes generally lie in wait or they may go into holes or burrows to find prey. Once located, the prey is killed quickly with the snake’s venom. Before swallowing its meal, the snake will check to see if it is still alive by prodding it with its nose and flicking its tongue to smell it. The snake then locates the head of the prey by odors that emanate from the mouth. The unfortunate prey is then swallowed head first. This enables the snake to swallow the animal with minimal protrusions such as out folded wings or limbs. Within the rattlesnake are gastric fluids which allow the digestion of bone and flesh. Once the prey has been swallowed, if the snake is full, it will find a warm place to coil up until the meal is digested. Often, the rattlesnake will warn predators off with its large rattle, which is located at the end of its tail. In spite of its fierce reputation, huge numbers of rattlesnakes are killed by humans as well as predators such as hawks, weasels, king snakes and indigo snakes. In fact, some populations of these snakes are severely threatened because of extermination campaigns as well as habitat destruction. Rattlesnakes are found in most types of plant communities. Most species prefer open, rocky areas that offer cover and plenty of prey as well as open basking areas where they can sun themselves. Being cold-blooded reptiles, they do prefer temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees; however they can survive below-freezing temperatures. They are active during the day and the evening. Most reptiles lay eggs, but rattlesnakes are viviparous, which means they give birth to live young, which are born with venom intact. The babies take several years to reach maturity and females only reproduce about once in a three-year time span. These snakes play a vital ecological role in the environment. They limit the size of vermin populations, which not only helps us out as humans, but prevents crop damage and stabilizes ecosystems. Rattlesnake facts — 25 percent of adult rattlesnake bites are dry, with no venom injected. — Rattlesnakes can strike a distance roughly two-thirds their own length. — Fangs are like retractable hypodermic needles. — The largest rattlesnake in the United States is the eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus), which can grow to a length of eight feet — All rattlesnakes are members of the Viperidae family of snakes (pit vipers), a family that also includes copperheads, vipers and more. All members of this family are venomous. — The pits on their heads are used to detect warmblooded prey. Rattlesnakes can detect differences in temperature down to a fraction of a degree. — Rattlesnakes give birth to as many as five to 20 live young at a time. — Counting “buttons” on a rattlesnake’s rattle is not an accurate measure of the snake’s age. Rattlesnakes get extra buttons in conjunction with how often they shed and they may shed several times in a year. The buttons may also break off. — Rattlesnakes are excellent swimmers and have been found several miles out at sea. — If a snake bites you: stay calm, try to see what the snake looks like but do not approach it or try to catch it, take off any jewelry or clothing near the bite area before swelling occurs, lift a bitten arm or leg so it is level with your heart, clean the bite wound (wipe in the direction away from the wound), get to a hospital if you think the snake was venomous. DO NOTbleed the wound, try to suck venom out of the wound or put ice on the bite. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011www.newssun.com NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/27;12/4,9; 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 5 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/4/11; 0 0 0 1 4 5 8 3 CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANN; 5.542"; 5"; Black; phn for 5310; 0 0 0 1 4 5 9 2 Rattlesnakes play a vital role in ecosystem Courtesy photo Two types of rattlesnakes are native to Florida. Although the Eastern diamondback (left) is much larger than the pygmy rattles nake (right), both have a venomous bite and should be given a wide birth. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155 CROSSWORDSOLUTION


By LINDADEUTSCH APSpecial CorrespondentLOS ANGELES — The private world of Michael Jackson, fiercely shielded by the superstar in life, was exposed in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. But rather than suffering harm from revelations of drug use, experts say Jackson’s legacy and posthumous earning power will survive any damage done and could actually grow after he was portrayed as a victim of a money-hungry doctor. Jackson died before he could launch a series of highly anticipated comeback concerts in London as he tried to regain the towering status he enjoyed when he released the “Thriller” album in 1983. But his death did breathe new life into record sales and boosted other projects to generate hundreds of millions of dollars for his estate, even as his already tarnished personal life took another hit by revelations about his drug use. Jackson zoomed to the top of the Forbes Magazine list of highest earning dead celebrities and his executors are moving quickly on more projects designed to burnish the performer’s image and expand the inheritance of his three children. ACirque du Soleil extravaganza, “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” opens in Las Vegas this weekend, a precursor to a permanent installation at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and fans are expected to flock there for a “Fan Fest” exhibit of Jackson memorabilia. After the trial, a judge made it clear that the defense effort to cast Jackson as the villain in the case had been a miserable failure. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, called a reckless opportunist and sentenced to the maximum four years in prison. Judge Michael Pastor also blasted Murray for experimenting on the pop star with the operating-room anesthetic propofol to help him battle debilitating insomnia, even though the drug was never meant to be used in a private home. Some experts say the revelations made the King of Pop look more like a regular person coping with a difficult challenge. “In the final analysis, not a lot of damage was done,” Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborelli said. “I think the trial humanized Michael Jackson. It presented him as a human being with problems.” As evidence unfolded, “It definitely made our hearts go out to Michael Jackson. He was a person suffering a great deal and not getting the help he needed,” the author said. Taraborelli said the entertainer’s family, fans and estate executors were concerned before the trial that testimony would paint Jackson as responsible for his own death while resurrecting past accusations of child molestation and bizarre behavior by the King of Pop. But the judge limited testimony and evidence to Jackson’s final months and specifically ruled out any mention of the 2005 molestation trial. Thomas Mesereau Jr., the attorney who won Jackson’s acquittal in that case, believes the Murray trial did damage Jackson’s reputation but said the impact would likely be short term. “It certainly didn’t help to have all this testimony about drug use,” Mesereau said. “But as time passes, people will focus more on his music and the negatives will fade.” While Murray was ultimately shown to be negligent, the portrait of his patient that emerged during the trial was one of an aging superstar desperate to cement his place in entertainment history while providing a stable home life for adored children, Paris, Prince and Blanket. The image of Jackson as a caring father had never been illustrated quite so vividly. A probation officer who interviewed Jackson’s mother, Katherine, said she told him: “Michael Jackson was his children’s world, and their world collapsed when he left.” Aleading expert on the licensing and branding of dead celebrities believes the trial engendered so much sympathy for Jackson that in the long run it will eclipse negative fallout from his past. “I don’t think any tawdry revelations that may have come out of the trial will have any impact on his lasting legacy,” said Martin Cribbs, who is based in New York. “We as a society tend to give everyone a second chance. Michael’s legacy will be like Elvis and the Beatles. It will be his music, his genius. and his charitable works “ Cribbs has represented the estates of such deceased luminaries as Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Steve McQueen and Mae West. He is not involved in the Jackson estate but praised its executors’efforts. Beginning with the rapid release of the concert movie, “This Is It,” he said, “They have done a brilliant job of reminding us of Michael’s genius.” Taraborelli also cited the film based on rehearsals for Jackson’s ill-fated concerts as a spectacular move setting the stage for a posthumous comeback of the Jackson entertainment empire. “It made you want to embrace him,” said the author of “Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness.” Jackson’s eccentricities and bizarre behavior often made headlines. Whether it was traveling with a chimp named Bubbles, sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber or dangling his baby Blanket off a balcony, he managed to alienate many people. The molestation trial pushed him further from the mainstream. “That all ended on the day the news was announced that Michael was dead,” said Lance Grode, a former music executive and onetime attorney for Jackson who now teaches legal issues in music at University of Southern California. “The public decided they prefer to remember Michael as this great superstar and music prodigy and to forgive and forget any negative things they had heard over the last 10 or 15 years,” Grode said. “Nothing came out at the trial that was nearly as bad as things they had heard in the past.” Grode said evidence of public acceptance is seen in the Jackson estate’s ability to generate a half-billion dollars in the wake of his death. The Cirque show, which launched in Canada, is slate d for 150 dates across North America through July and expected to run through 2014 internationally. The permanent Las Vegas show is due in 2013. The year he died, Jackso n sold 8.3 million albums in the U.S. — nearly twice as many as second-place Taylor Swift — and “This Is It” became the highest-grossing concert film and documentary of all time. Joe Vogel, author of a new book on Jackson’s music, and others said the most shocking part of the Murray trial was the playing of a recording of a drugged Jackson slurring his words while dreaming aloud abou t his future concert and his plans to build a fantastic state of the art children’s hospital. Vogel said the recording, found on Murray’s cell phone, reveals the dark side of Jackson’s world. “Michael had a difficult life. He said once that you have to have tragedy to pul l from to create something beautiful and inspiring. And that’s what he did. His music has staying power,” Vogel said. Rich Hanley, a pop culture specialist who teaches journalism at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University, said Jackson had “complexities on top of complexities.” “There may be collateral damage to his reputation from the trial. His inner sanctum was penetrated for the first time,” he said. However, “his music is eternal. It brings universaljoy to people and will continue as much as Elvis’wor k continues to attract new fans even though he’s been gone for generations,” Hanley said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 11B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/4/11; 0 0 0 1 4 5 6 0 COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/4/11; 0 0 0 1 4 5 8 9 Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/MCT Kamal Ali Jr., 6, impersonates Michael Jackson outside Los Angeles Superior court where Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, 58, was sentenced to four years behind bars for the singer's June 2009 death. Jackson legacy expected to thrive after trial By CAITLIN R. KING Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. — No one has spoken to Keith Urban since his surgery last week to remove a polyp on his vocal chord. That’s because the country star is on complete vocal rest for the next couple of weeks. Good friend Brad Paisley has checked in with Urban, and they have plans to hang out while Urban recovers. “We’re big guitar junkies, and we wanted to get together and maybe go through some amplifiers and go through some gear,” said Paisley before the CMTArtists of the Year taping on Tuesday in Nashville. “I told him, ‘Let’s do that. You don’t have to talk. We’ll get together. We’ll play guitar, set up some amps, go through some tubes, try some stuff out and tweak.’I’ll do all the talking, which I am very capable of. He can just nod and grunt and do whatever he’s allowed to do.” Paisley said he can’t imagine what it’s like to not be able to talk for weeks. But he thinks Urban’s wife, Nicole Kidman, should take full advantage of the situation. “I’m sure Nicole loves it. It’s got to be great for her,” he joked. Before heading into surgery, Urban posted a video for fans, thanking them for their gifts and well wishes. He said he looks forward to seeing fans in 2012. An earlier statement from Urban’s publicist called the surgery a minor outpatient procedure. Urban postponed his “All For The Hall” concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame that was originally scheduled for Jan. 18. He also rescheduled the rest of his 2011 concert dates for next year. Urban is a four-time Grammy winner with 13 No. 1 hits, including his most recent, “Long Hot Summer.” Paisley to hang with Urban after surgery


Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Dec. 5-9 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, green peas, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Baked chicken, dinner roll, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad plate, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, Presidents Smart cookie, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Corn dog, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, potato chips, string cheese, Smart cookies, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast „ Chocolate chip waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Lunch „ Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, string cheese, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch „ Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, green peas, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch „ Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, Presidents Smart cookie, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch „ Corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch „ Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch „ Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Sun Chips, carrots and dip, diced peaches, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, chicken patty on bun, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, green peas, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad plate, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, Presidents Smart cookie, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Corn dog, cheeseburger hot and spicy sandwich, ham sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, Smart cookies, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast „ Chocolate chip waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, corn, carrots and dip, string cheese, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chocolate chip waffle stick, string cheese, fresh tangerine, chocolate milk, white milk. Lunch „ Hot dog on bun, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, baked sweet potato fries, baked beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, white milk, apple cinnamon toast, peach cup. Lunch „ Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, raisins, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Apple cinnamon toast, peach cup, chocolate milk, white milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch „ Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, cinnamon bears, apple juice, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, white milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk, white milk, cinnamon oatmeal, Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices. Lunch „ Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast „ Chocolate chip waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon oatmeal, Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, breakfast frittata, orange juice. Lunch „ Cheeseburger,Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, turkey chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, glazed berries and cherries, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch „ Hot dog on bun, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, baked sweet potato fries, baked beans, apple crisp, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch „ Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, raisins, assorted milk. 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DearAbby: Every year across the United States and around the world, families must deal with the holiday season after the unthinkable has happened — the death of a precious child. In response to the need for grieving families to have one special day during the difficult holidays to remember, honor and reflect on the lives of these children who have died — at any age and from any cause — The Compassionate Friends, a national self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child, created the Worldwide Candle Lighting. It is held the second Sunday of each December and is now in its 15th year. The event officially takes place at 7 p.m. local time for one hour and continues to grow larger every year. The Compassionate Friends invites your readers to attend a service Dec. 11, to honor the lives of these children, or to light a remembrance candle at 7 p.m., wherever they may be, whether alone or with friends and family. They are also invited to visit The Compassionate Friends national website on the day of the Worldwide Candle Lighting and post a remembrance message in our online memory book. We do this so that their light may always shine, Abby. Thank you for spreading the message. — Patricia Loder, executive director, The Compassionate Friends/USA DearPatricia: You’re welcome. The holidays are an emotionally loaded time of year for many people. For families suffering from the loss of a child, it can be even more so. Thank you for the support you offer them. Readers, on Dec. 11, services open to the public will be held throughout the day in hundreds of locations across the U.S., as well as in about two dozen countries around the world. Services will be held by many of the Compassionate Friends’630 U.S. chapters, as well as allied organizations, community groups, churches and houses of worship, funeral homes, children’s memorial gardens, hospices, schools, cemeteries — even community centers. To locate the nearest service and find out more information, you should visit www.compassionatefriends.o rg or call 877-969-0010. DearAbby: I moved out of my parents’house and have been working full time and supporting myself for three years. I love my life as a young adult. This past year, my younger sister “Nicole” has been saying she wants to move in with me so she can get out of our parents’house and be closer to me. She earns twice as much as I do, and can easily afford her own place. I have not encouraged her because I enjoy living by myself. Nicole and our parents are now accusing me of being a terrible sister and friend to her. She has been depressed, gone into therapy and has been cutting herself. I want to support my sister in any way I can, but I don’t think her living with me will be the solution to her many problems. I don’t want to cause a rift in the family, but I also don’t want to be guilted into letting her move in. What should I do? — On My Own in Denver DearOn YourOwn: Because your sister’s depression is so severe that she’s cutting herself, you are right in thinking her living with you won’t be the solution to her problems. That she realizes she needs professional help and is getting it is a step in the right direction. You should not have your sister move in until and unless you have discussed it with her AND HER THERAPISTand are satisfied it will be beneficial for both of you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 4, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 12/2/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 1 0 FILMCAF...By DARIN MCDANIEL ACROSS 1 Carpal tunnel site 6 Break down 9 Former Kiss guitarist Frehley 12 Convention label 17 Get on (it) 18 Express lane unit 20 Instapundit, e.g. 21 Singer Bryson 22 And the following, in footnotes 23 Princess who battled Callisto 24 Singer k.d. 25 Brilliance 26 Mideast eggplantflavored coffee? 30 Hopeful lover's pickings 31 Reebok rival 32 Push (through) 33 At this point 36 "Baudolino" novelist 37 Coffee that unleashes your inner prehistoric beast? 42 Reminiscent of 43 Terse reproof 44 Ao part 45 Litigates 46 Scot's refusal 47 Transitional state 49 Pallid 50 "It's __!": speakeasy warning 52 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit 53 With 65-Across, words describing coffee that's almost too smooth? 57 Swear 59 Belted out 60 Et __ 61 Reynolds Wrap maker 64 Augurs 65 See 53-Across 69 Conservative 72 "All I gotta do __ naturally": Beatles lyric 73 Area 51 phenomena 74 Tolkien tree creatures 78 Is unable to 80 Coffee lover's paradise? 83 Help on the way up 84 Rival of Paris 87 Leb. neighbor 88 "We Got Us" Grammy winner, 1960 89 Altar constellation 90 Red, perhaps 91 Jack's predecessor 92 Madhouse 94 W.'s degree 95 Wild West coffee to go? 99 Etymologist's ref. 100 1985 Cher film 101 Commonly, to Coleridge 102 Nobelist Pavlov 103 Old manuscript copier 105 Coffee with a spot in "Guinness World Records"? 113 Palin's "Going __" 114 Prong 115 Regrettably 116 Swelling 117 Asteroid group named for a love god 118 Change for a five 119 It may drop down 120 Flying movie monster 121 Date opener 122 Ballclub VIP 123 Mil. decoration 124 Duke's era DOWN 1 Sharpen 2 Van Halen's David Lee __ 3 __ dixit 4 Treeless plain 5 Chef's hat 6 Abs paragon 7 Verdi opera with Desdemona 8 Elaine's last name on "Seinfeld" 9 It's east of the Bering Strait 10 Italian noblewoman 11 Brand originally called Froffles 12 Medicinal syrups 13 Pull up stakes 14 Anklebones 15 "This guy walks into __ ..." 16 Attend 19 Deface 20 British prime minister before Brown 27 GPS options: Abbr. 28 Heavy load 29 Peanuts character with "naturally curly hair" 33 Stops 34 Friend of Job 35 Nagano noodles 37 Malone of "Saved!" 38 __ generis: unique 39 Was over 40 Bring up 41 "A thing of beauty is a joy forever" poet 43 Heavy load 44 Steep before cooking 48 Moose mating activity 49 Stays put 50 Shakespeare title starter 51 Contingency plan 52 Simultaneously 54 Strong suit, slangily 55 K-12 56 Tack together 58 TV schedule abbr. 62 Part of OBO 63 Words after take or tie 66 Wedding promise 67 Repeat 68 Immigrant's subj. 69 Discard 70 Bull: Pref. 71 Boutros-Ghali's successor 75 Roe v. Wade plaintiff McCorvey 76 Resting places 77 Play with no handoff 79 Melancholy, in Metz 81 1960s-'70s antiapartheid activist Steve 82 Earlier 85 Not in favor: Abbr. 86 Worthy of 90 Update, as a web page 91 Exists no more 92 Like a game in which wins equal losses 93 Anthony Hopkins's "Thor" role 96 Probiotic snack 97 Leveling tool 98 Wedding invite encls. 99 Vast amounts 100 Lea 103 Did a cobbler's job 104 Stouts, e.g. 105 Rail transport 106 "Ecce __": Pilate 107 Austrian expressionist Schiele 108 Tiny power source 109 __ session 110 Quick, in trade names 111 Agt. under Ness 112 Display, in a way Solution on page 10B DIVERSIONS Come with me on a little journey of imagination. Let the familiar story lose some of its familiarity. Put on the rough clothes of a shepherd. Feel the staff in your hand. Hear the bleating of the sheep. It is just another ordinary night for a bunch of shepherds doing their ordinary duty. And it is here we will join them. They are no strangers to the open expanse of fertile earth and starry skies. Pretend you are a silent observer who has entered their world for a short visit. Walk along with them and learn how they tend the sheep. Vigilance marks their every step. This is not work for the faint of heart. Their staff is a prod for safety and direction; as well as a weapon of protection from wild animals. Quietly, inhale the fragrances and absorb the stillness of the night listening to the rumbling of their voices and the “baa” of the sheep. So, this is the life of a shepherd, we think, as we create a small box into which they fit nicely; just like the storage box that holds our shepherd figures that we display at Christmas. But, then… “Behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you:You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” From this account in Luke 2:9-12, NKJV, we see the ordinary life of a shepherd transformed. The small box of society’s expectations suddenly bursts open. These simple shepherds are released to witness the extraordinary happenings of heaven. Are our hearts beating in rhythm with the shepherds?Do we join with the music of the angel multitude that joined the messenger angel? Do you want to cry out and run with the shepherds to “see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” The Scriptures tell us that after finding the babe they made widely known that which they had been told about the Child. Let’s do likewise. Open the box of praise kept silent too long and make him known to all. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Released to sing praises Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) — Aries, you may be all talk early in the week, but when Friday rolls around, you will have nothing much to say. Fortunately you have other things to fall back on. Taurus (April 21-May 21) — Taurus, financial pressures can quickly turn a good week into one full of stress. There are things out of your control, but you can take back your finances. Gemini (May 22-June 21) — Gemini, even though you care about your coworkers, you are not very cooperative this week. You prefer to remain low-key, and you’re not planning on being a social butterfly. Cancer(June 22-July 22) — Cancer, issues may arise over the path you have chosen. This uncertainty could cause you to mask your feelings with humor, but someone will see the truth. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) — Leo, as much as you may want to help a friend make his or her dreams come to fruition, you simply do not have the time to devote to this project this week. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) —Virgo, you know what you have to get done, but you are stalled by fear of making the wrong choices. You could turn to running around as a distraction. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Accomplishing some goals this week may not bring you closer to the love you seek or the recognition you desire, Libra. It is essential to refocus your efforts. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Scorpio, although you may prefer to avoid a confrontation with someone and move on, you have to face the problem headon. Otherwise nothing will be resolved. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Keep up the appearance of being a strong leader at work and at home, Sagittarius. You don’t realize just how many people are watching your actions and using them as an example. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) — Capricorn, relationship drama arises when you have a desire for relationship security but also want to be independent. There is no reason you cannot find a compromise. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) — Aquarius, you have been keeping up with all of the social events in your life but they are wearing you down considerably. It’s time to give yourself a timeout. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Pisces, someone doesn’t approve of what you are doing but you can’t figure out why. The reasons will reveal themselves in time. Notable birthdays Dec. 4, Marisa Tomei, Actress (47); Dec. 5, Frankie Muniz, Actor (26); Dec. 6, Tom Hulce, Actor (58); Dec. 7, Aaron Carter, Singer (24); Dec. 8, Kim Basinger, Actress (58); Dec. 9, Donny Osmond, Entertainer (54); Dec. 10, Raven-Symone, Actress (26). Virgo, you know what you have to get done Horoscope Candle lighting shows support for those who are grieving a lost child Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ


LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 4, 2011 Tech-minded gifts easily can fit into a stocking and those choices are endless, just like the bigger boxed items. Here are a few favorites: Microsoft’s Arc Touch wireless (transceiver) mouse is one of the coolest looking you will see. Obviously by its name, the design includes an arc to fit comfortably in the palm side of your hand and collapses for storage. Microsoft’s BlueTrack Technology allows it to work on any surface and scrolling is done with the touch of your finger on the touch scroll strip.www.microsoft.com, $59.95 Scosche’s clipSYNC Charge and Sync Cable for iPod and iPhone has a built-in, spring-loaded carabiner clip to attach it to a backpack, belt loop or keychain to ensure you always have a charging cable with you. If Apple isn’t your thing, there is a Micro and Mini USB model available. When closed, it measures just 2.5 inches. www.scosche.com, $19.99 The PressReader app from NewspaperDirect is second-to-none for newspaper reading on Apple iOS or Google Android platforms. Currently the app has 2,000 full-content newspapers from 95 countries in 51 languages available in full XMLversions by individual subscriptions. Once you have subscribed to the papers you want, every morning once the app is launched, the papers will automatically download. Each page lets you scroll, zoom or flip to the next with the touch of your finger with incredible clarity in both landscape and portrait views. Plans include the option for single downloads for $0.99 or all you want to read for $29.95 per month. Download the app from iTunes and you can get 7 issues free. www. pressreader.com Flash drives are available in a fun way with the Disney Club Penguin series from Dane-Elec. The series includes Cadence, Gary the Gadget Guy and Captain Rockhopper themed flash drives with 4GB of storage on each. In addition to the storage, each drive comes with free bonus content including wallpaper, coloring pages and comics. www.clubpenguin. com, $14.50 The Enercell 2400mAh high-capacity universal portable battery will ensure your electronic gadget won’t go powerless away from home, at least for a short period of time. The battery provides up to eight hours of portable power with most anything that takes a USB charge, but the exact time can vary depending on the device being charged. An Apple 30pin connector along with a Mini and Micro USB connection cables are included with the pocket sized battery.www.radioshack.com, $49.99 iHome iDM15 speakersThe iHome iDM15 is a space-saving (5.4-by-3.07-by-2.48 inches), travelfriendly portable set of respectablesounding speakers designed to work with an iPad, iPhone, iPod or any other Bluetooth enabled device. Cellular calls can be answered on the speakers since they include a built-in speakerphone equipped with iHome SoundClear Voice echo cancellation and conveniently located answer/end buttons on top. Atravel case is included to hold the speakers, a charging cable and a small amount of your other accessories. What makes it great, though, is it doubles as an iPad/iPad 2 stand for easy handsfree viewing. The speakers are charged via USB and while one main speaker makes the Bluetooth connection to your device, the other is connected for sound with the included cable. www.ihomeaudio.com, $99.99Soul by Ludacris SL150 headphonesHeadphone choices are endless, but they make the perfect gift for anyone on any occasion. The Soul by Ludacris SL150 Pro Hi-Definition on-ear headphones are a great choice. Aside from the awesome sound, flowing with lots of ear catching bass, the comfort is as good, if not better, than anything available. They come with all the accessories you need, including a hard carrying case and standard headphone cables for any connection. The connectors are gold-plated to ensure a seamless signal transfer for the highest sound quality. The Soul headphones are certified iPhone Ready, which means they work to control iPhones, iPads and iPods. When connected to an iPhone, an inline remote control lets the music stop for calls. The remote also controls the music choices, pause and volume. You get a choice of chrome-onblack or white-on-black color combinations. They work the same but look a little different cosmetically. www.soulbyludacris.com, $199 Woogie 2 iPhone case Last year, the Griffin Technology Woogie Huggable Case and Media Player for iPod touch and iPhone was one of biggest hits for the holiday season and even sold out in some locations. So get a jump on this year with the Woogie 2, which has an updated design and vibrant new colors. Designed for children ages 3 and up, the case enables parents to let kids play with the expensive media players with the peace of mind that if it falls or is even tossed across the room, the device shouldn’t get damaged. The media player fits securely in an integrated pocket, which is secured shut with Velcro but still gives users full access to all the device’s controls including the LCD screen with its touch-through screen protector. Five fuzzy legs are used to prop it up for easy viewing or to just rest it on a lap. The Woogie 2 is made with certified non-toxic materials and is available in blue or pink. www.griffintechnology.com, $17.99Energizer iSurge Travel Charging StationThe Energizer iSurge Travel Charging Station is obviously designed for traveling but works great in any location – hotels, home or work. The item’s description calls it “The Ultimate Charging Station,” and when you see it, you believe it. Just plug it into an AC wall outlet and your family’s pile of power hungry gadgets has instant access to more than enough power charging options. The iSurge includes an Apple 30-pin charging dock on top, three front facing, surge protected AC outlets, one USB charging port on the side and a front-facing nightlight. www.energizer.com $59.99New Helium portable hard drivesBacking up your digital data, specifically priceless family photos and videos, is something very few do. The typical person allows digital photos to sit on their computer — or even worse, in their cellphone — and only realize they are gone when the phone or computer hits the landfill. New Helium portable hard drives from Iomega are a great gift choice for anyone to make a priceless backup of this data. The USB 2.0 powered portable drives are made with a rugged and durable metal enclosure and feature the Iomega Drop Shock feature, which helps the drive withstand drops up to 36 inches. www.iomega.com available in 500GB ($99.99) and 1TB ($149.99) capacities BYGREGGELLMANMcClatchy-TribuneTechnology and electronics will again be the staple of many holiday shopping lists. Whether you’re a tech head or not, compiling the list can be a challenge. Here’s a little help — some suggestions for larger gifts that most anyone would enjoy, plus a few ideas for stuffing those stockings. Pick the perfect gadget for your favorite tech headWoogie 2 iPhone case SL150 headphones Energizer iSurge iOmega Helium portable hard drive iHome iDM15 speakers