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: 12-09-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING Three Sebring men arrested on Tuesday by the Highlands C ounty Sheriffs Office face charges of running a dog fighting operation. Atotal of 15 dogs, two of which h ad to have immediate medical treatment, were collected after E rnest Reed, 53, James Thomas Reed, 5 3, and Sylvester David Sims, 29, were arrested and charged with fighting or baiting animals, crueltyt o animals and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. According to HCSO Public Information OfficerN ell Hays, around 10 a.m. Tuesday inform ation came in that a dog fight was in progress, but the information did not originate from a 911c all. Hays said on Thursday that the animals were taken to the Highlands County Humane Society and the Highlands CountyA nimal Control, but were considered NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, December 9-10, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 145 | 50 cents w ww.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 77 58C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and pleasant F orecast Question: Is religion a major part of your Christmas celebrations? Next question: Have you finished your Christmas shopping? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Bill Fielden A ge 80, of Lake Placid Carolyne Furst Aged 95, of Fort Myers Catherine Hare Age 80, of Avon Park Donald Wallace Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 73.7% No 26.3% T otal votes: 95 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Dear Abby11B Deed Transfers10B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #3 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 7 7 9 9 0 0 Season of snickersO utdoor display ideas guaranteed to bring a smile PAGE1 2BHoliday gatheringS econd Holiday Feast being planned in Avon Park PAGE3 AOff and liftingS ebring, Lake Placi girls sling iron in season debut PAGE1 B E Reed J. Reed Sims Three collared for dog fighting 15 dogs taken as evidence See THREE, page 3A News-Sun file photo Those hoping to spot Santa at the Lake Placid Christmas parade Saturday night should keep an eye on the passing fire trucks. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The final Christmas parade in Highlands County will stroll the streets of Lake Placid Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m. Interlake Boulevard will be filled with Christmas lights, floats and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Lake Placid City Clerk Arlene Tuck said that the parade route will begin closing off early in the afternoon and warns drivers of road closures. Interlake is where the parade will go down but some roads will close before the parade. Dal Hall will be blocked off at 3 (p.m.). There will be no parking on the north end of Interlake. Any cars parked on Interlake should be moved by 4 or they will be towed, said Tuck. LP to finish off parade season Christmas parade set to begin Saturday at 7 p.m. See PARADE, page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners held a workshop on Tuesday to flush out more details about mudbogging in Highlands County, and directed staff to take the issue back through the proper planning and zoning process, according to chairman Jack Richie. Although some of the discussion centered around a moratorium, the commission took no action to limit outdoor events for the six months requested by Development Services Director Mark Hill. moratorium holds us in place as we figure out what the new criteria on what the zoning should be, Hill said. Hill also pointed out that staff needed at least six months to get through the fourmouth planning and zoning process. Commissioner Barbara Stewart agreed that a moratorium would insulate the counMudbogging rules still not clearly set See COUNTY, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Almost every Christmas tree in America hash anging on it somewhere a most treasured ornament. Not something made out of hand blown glass, sterling silver or studded with rubies. More likely, in fact,i s be made from a toilet paper roller or popsicle sticks. It may be bent out of shape, missing sequins and ribbons, or turned black over time, but no matter the condition, the ornaments made by a childs hands are always the most precious objects on the tree. T he boys and girls at the Avon Park Boys & Girls Club are hard at work now creating future treasures. The News-Sun visited a class of girls there Tuesday to witnesst he work in progress. While a table full of girls focused on their homework, another 17 gathered around the arts and crafts table and listened carefully as Hattie McDonald, the clubs arts and craft director, explained what they were about to do. Each girl was given five wine c orks, one slightly shortened. With a hot glue gun they were to assemble the corks into a horse one cork being the body, two the legs, one the neck, and the shorter corkt he head. There were ribbons to fashion into a harness and reins, small squares of bright cloth to Making some Christmas memories News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Girls at the Avon Park Boys & Girls Club get ready to make Christmas tree decorations. The boys had made f ootballs, the girls are working on horses. (From left) Kiodenis Luna, Ashira Luna, Jardae Sutton, Carlnya Bennett and Janiya Walker. The finished ornament is below. Boys & Girls Club members construct ornaments See CHRISTMAS, page 3A


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Veterans, family members, dignitaries a nd law enforcement officials all paid tribute to the men and women who were ap art of the Pearl Harbor attack 70 years ago that p lunged America into World War II. The Pearl Harbor R emembrance ceremony was held at the Medal of Honor Park adjacent to the Veterans S ervices facility near the Health Department in South S ebring. Betsy Waddell, CPO U.S. Navy Retired and President of WAVES Unit 88, revealed the catastrophic damage thatt ook place at the attack. Navy and Marines lost 2,117. The attacked crippled the U.S. Navy Pacific fleet, Waddell said. The number of WWII veterans that are alive dramati-c ally reduces with every passing day. Veteran Affairs r ecords indicate that 1,000 veterans die each day and Pearl Harbor survivors are nearly impossible to find, leaving their stories of thatd ay untold. The ceremony also paid tribute to the Medal of Honor recipients from every war in U.S. history. G uest speaker Albert H. Linden Jr., a Vietnam War helicopter pilot, was the first soldier who was restored to full flight status and active duty following a leg amputation. Linden spoke to the audience about the history and purpose behind the Medal of Honor. It is this nations highest medal for valor in combat a warded to armed forces. There are only 85 living recipients of the Medal of Honor today, said Linden. More than 3,000 Medals of H onor have been given out over the span of U.S. military history. The ages of recipients range from 26 years to 94 years. T he state of Florida has 12 Medal of Honor receipts still living. The Highlands County Health Department was named for Medal of Honor recipient Major Thomas McGuire. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller was the last Medal of Honor recipient int he state of Florida. Miller was awarded the medal in O ctober 2010 after losing his life to an enemy attack when he gave cover to his team. Miller was just 24 years old. Miller hailed from Oveido a nd was recognized during the ceremony for his honor and bravery in Afghanistan. Millers marker in the Tranquility Garden is the2 2nd that stands in the park. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 9, 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 Dec. 7 5926303439x:5Next jackpot $43 millionDec. 3 212739484953x:5 Nov. 30 71113161751x:2 Dec. 7 2341219 Dec. 6 16232426 Dec. 5 16131531 Dec. 4 47132433 Dec. 7 (n 6925 Dec. 7 (d 1643 Dec. 6 (n 6251 Dec. 6 (d 0132 Dec. 7(n 511 Dec. 7 (d 217 Dec. 6(n 505 Dec. 6 (d 465 Dec. 6 2022344220 Dec. 2 61321342 Nov. 29 418242610 Nov. 25 834394311 Dec. 7 314203940 PB: 37 PP: 2Next jackpot $67 millionDec. 3 518334345 PB: 8 PP: 3 Nov. 30 26343547 PB: 22 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Cross Country Automotive Services is changing its name to Agero. Combining Cross Country Automotive Services, the leading provider of emergency roadside assistance and accident management services, and ATX Group, a pioneer in personalized telematics and location-based services enhancing safety, security and the overall driving experience, Agero is a single, unified company dedicated to delivering service to motorists. Agero (pronounced AhJEH-roh) and its accompanying Safe. Smart. Driven. tagline were developed to represent the company's core values of delivering safety, leveraging technology, and staying focused on providing innovative solutions for users and providers of mobile services, a press release said. One of the largest and most trusted providers of driver assistance programs for vehicle manufacturers, vehicle insurers and mobile service providers in North America, Ageros Sebring center provides always-available support by answering inbound phone calls from motorists in need of emergency roadside assistance and by managing insurance issues at accident scenes. Additionally, its contact center agents also support private-label telematics (or connected vehicle services) programs on behalf of automaker clients by responding to automatic collision notifications immediately following accidents, assisting police with stolen vehicle location, and providing navigation and concierge assistance, said Barry Bittner, Ageros director of contact center operations for the Sebring site. The center celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Sebring community earlier this year. Throughout 2011, its employees participated in building a Habitat for Humanity home, the March of Dimes Walkathon and the Cross Country Services changing name to Agero Boat ramp repair rescheduledSEBRING Lake Josephine boat ramp at4 25 Lake Josephine Shore Road in Sebring will remain open until Jan. 2, after the holidays. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the b oat ramp will then close for repair and maintenance and is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. F or further information on boat ramp closings you may contact the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department at (8636 812.Destination Downtown has holiday themeSEBRING D owntown Sebring will celebrate the holidays with entertainment, special events, special shopping offers and diningd uring this months Destination Downtown e vent from 5-8 p.m. today in and around downtown Sebrings Circle Park. H ighlights include: Christmas Carousel o f Lights (free admission); Christmas Caroling a t Wild Artist Jewelry from 6-7 p.m.; Grand opening of d owntowns newest store: Mermaids Castle; Opening reception for the Highlands Art Leagues Christmas exhibit; Special offers at s even stores; Dining at five downtown Sebring restaurants. Several Downtown Sebring merchants are offering incredible deals and discounts during thisD estination Downtown Sebring event, which used t o be referred to as Gallery Walk. Visit local businesses, enjoy refreshments and snacks and stroll the charming his-t oric downtown sebring district. Volunteers are needed and pets are welcome. For more information, contact LindaT ucker at (863 For more information about the monthly Destination Downtown events, visit www.DestinationDownto wnSebring.com/. Sponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA Community Sidewalk Garage Sale Committee.Free computer classes at librariesThe Heartland Library Cooperative continues its mission to offer free weekly computer classes to citizens of Highlands County. Currently, Introduction to PCs, Intermediate PCs and Web Based Email are being offered at Lake Placid Memorial Library on Wednesdays, Sebring Public Library on Fridays, and Avon Park Public Library on Tuesdays. Introduction to the Internet, and Word Processing will also be offered. Introduction to the Internet will allow users the chance for hands-on experience in surfing the World Wide Web (www in a controlled environment.The Word Processing class will encompass text formatting, and teach users the cut, copy and paste functions. For schedules and CO MMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 6A N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Dozens of veterans, dignitaries, guests and law enforcement officials pay tribute to soldiers a nd Medal of Honor recipients during the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday morning. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Staff Sergeant Robert Millers mother, Maureen, takes herf irst look at her sons marker in the Tranquility Garden at t he Medal of Honor park in Sebring Wednesday morning. Miller is the latest Medal of Honor recipient in the state of Florida. Pearl Harbor attack, veterans remembered By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING City council members tabled a handfulo f agenda items at Tuesday evenings The most anticipated item, the animal ordinance regulations within Sebring City limits, brought in sever-a l supporters of potbellied pig Emma and her owner K im Haney, some holding signs that read Oink, Oink for Emma. C ouncil member John Clark made a motion to table t he item, which was likely to take up much of the meetings time, due to the absence of council member John Griffin due to medicalr easons. The council also tabled o ther items a purchasing policy for vehicle maintenance and the approval ofP ersimmon Way plat. The council also revisited t he proposed sign ordinance amendments. Jim Polatty of Planning and Zoning pre-s ented the council with three questions that were to be answered in order to move f orward with the ordinance. The council denied the H ighlands County Fair Association proposal to place a LED marquee sign on the property. The public lands district does not cur-r ently regulate publicowned facilities and signage. Thats just a whole can of worms I dont think we even want to go near, said Clark. C ouncil members made a motion to regulate resident ial home businesses signs. Yard signs advertising a business inside the residence, called home occupation signs, will no longer bea llowed. The P&Z board stated that the signs must be on the wall or not at all. The signs must be attached to the wall, not toe xceed six square feet. Current signs that are placed in yards will not be grandfathered into the new ordinance. C ouncil approved the new home occupation sign ordinance unanimously. The council also discussed the purchase of the Hickory Ridge WaterS ystem from C&H Utilities. The purchase would include t he water plant and distribution system. The original price was $ 40,000. The city offered $30,000, according to Bob B oggus, administrative coordinator of C&H Utilities. The owner, Wendell Faircloth, accepted the offer. Faircloth willr etain ownership of the plant, however. The system is in good shape. Wedont anticipate any problems with the distri-b ution system, said Boggus. A n eight-inch water line will be constructed and will be connected to the HickoryR idge line, a 12-inch line that runs near U.S. 98. ater usage has not been r eal great out there, Boggus said. N early a dozen homeowners showed up for the meeting in hopes that the council would approve the proposal. Homeowners complaineda bout the water pressure in the subdivision Clark made a motion to approve the proposal. Before approving the item, hands went up in agreement that homeownersw ould like to move forward with the issue. Were just in f avor. Believe me, said one homeowner hidden behind of wall of hands. Clark, Whitlock and Stanley voted yes.C ouncilman Andrew Fells abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest regarding the negotiations by MidFlorida Brokers, where hisf ather is an associate. Sebring council touches on sign rules, tables animal debate See CROSS, page 6A


C M Y K m ake the saddle blanket and buttons for eyes. Yarn was on hand to turn into manes and tails. McDonald handled the g lue gun while each girl pressed the corks into place. O lder girls, like Raven Wright and Akieria Hughes,c ut the yarn for the littler ones, like the 7-year-old twins Brianna and Adrianna Martinez. Making ornaments was a s pecial treat, but the girls all said they enjoyed coming to the club everyday. Tenaura Simmons, for example, loves to come top lay outdoors. Her special favorite game is playing hide and seek. Lakeya Wooden likes to get her homework done. I like learning about science and math, she said. I like learning about plants and trees best. I help my grandmother put flowers in her garden. Tajai Duff, who has only been coming to the club this school year, loves art. I like to color and paint on paper she said. My favorite color is pink. She paused a second, then added and purplea nd orange and green with a giggle. Aaliyah Gordon enjoys doing long division and Jameria Montgue likes playing board games and com-p uter activities. McDonald, who was never harried, said the girlsoutstanding quality was how f riendly they are and willing to interact. Well decorate a tree here, McDonald said, then t hey get to take the ornaments home. Do you save them? asked the visitor. Thats what my Mama do, said Lakeya with a wide smile. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 7 7 9 9 1 1 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comA VON PARK The second annual Holiday Feast will be served at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. It isb rought to the community by its police officers and firefighters, with the help of some citizen donors. Sgt. David Sass spoke on behalf of the police department. Its going t o be a good time, he said, a nice sit-down dinner at the Community Center. There will be no take-out. That is because a tasty, hot meal is onlyp art of the pleasure equally important is the opportunity for people to mingle and interact; ac hance for citizens to meet police officers and firefighters as individuals and people. It is as much about the spirit of Christmas as it is about food. T he dinner is mainly for those who wont get a Christmas meal otherwise, but Sass said everyone is welcome and no questions will be asked. We want people to come,h e said. Given the tough financial times, Sass said he was pleasantly suprisedt o find so much support of the event. There are policemen, citizens and businesses that stepped up pretty big, he said. W hile there are many Thanksgiving dinner events, he added, the Holiday Feast is the only Christmas meal being served in the county. We hope others will do more Christmas dinners, too, Sass said, even if we lose people to othera gencies, we want to get to people out there. There is a definite need, he added, saying 330 people gathered for dinner in 2010, and about 500 a re expected this year. Donations of non-perishable food are still being accepted things like cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes or green beans a nd may be delivered to the police department at 304 W. Pleasant St. Cash donations may be delivered toa ny Highlands Independent Bank in the name of the Holiday Feast. Sass said he hopes the dinner, now served only in Avon Park, will eventually grow to include not only S ebring, but the Bert Harris Jr. Agricultural Center and Lake Placid too. Call the APPD at 453-6622. Second annual Holiday Feast on tap in Avon Park evidence and pictures of the animals were not allowed. Hays stated she was not aware of the extent of thei njuries to the animals, and would not go into details b ecause the case is still an ongoing investigation. Hays also said the HCSO w as treating this as a single incident and there was no e vidence to indicate that this was an extensive operation. D eputy Bret Hinkle responded to 4807 High Ave. where he observed several black males, one whom was holding a small d og, within a rectangular area defined by stacks of tires. The suspects fled the scene when Hinklea pproached. Hinkle eventually apprehended the three suspects and the HCSO obtained a search warrant for properties on High Avenue in Sebring. O nce the warrant was served, Hays reported that numerous items were disc overed indicating the dogs were being held in restraint boxes and there were treadmills rigged with fencing to force the dogs to run on thet readmill as part of training the dogs for fighting. H ays added that HCSO Road Patrol, Detectives and Crime Scene assisted in thei nvestigation along with Highlands County Animal C ontrol Officers. Earnest and James Thomas Reed were bothr eleased on bond. Sims also was arrested on an existing warrant for violation of prob ation and is currently being held without bond. T he investigation continues at this time. Anyone with information on this or any other dog fighting incidents may contact DetectiveH enry Smith at 402-7250. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800226-TIPS(8477I nternet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. Continued from page 1A t y from potential legal action. In the countys best interest, it would be best to be conservative so thatw e could not be sued, Stewart said. T he discussion drifted to supporting business endeavors, possible spe-c ial permits and sweeping zoning changes. Its a property rights thing, Commissioner Ron Handley said. One s ide or the other will get short changed here. County Attorney Ross Macbeth asserted that the proposed mudboggingw as not currently permitted in areas zoned agriculture. There is a list of special exceptions allowed ina griculture, Macbeth said, but the proposed m udbogging was not permitted. The only way you can get a special exception to the code for a commercial use is if it benefits agriculture. This does notb enefit agriculture, Macbeth explained. Jeff Kennedy, who is one of the organizers at the proposed SwampH ammock facility, informed the commission that he was not going to apply for the permits for water use until the commissioners were done with their deliberations. That is an expensive gamble. The permit fee could be in the $15,000 range, Kennedy said. I dont have that to gamble. Stewart actually made a motion for a moratorium during the workshop, which was seconded by Commissioner Don Elwell for discussion, but withdrew her motion after more discussion. So anyone can go out and do this because of the gray area in our zoning? Stewart asked. As a commissioner I feel uncomfortable with this. I think we are putting ourselves in a tenuous position. This is an area where if events go on, you will be hearing from staff on what do you want us to do, Macbeth. I dont see them being able to have the event right now C ontinued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Three jailed after dog fight discovered News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY L akeya Wooden, in the 3rd grade at Sun N Lake Elementary School, gets help from Hattie M cDonald, the arts and crafts director for the Avon Park Boys & Boys Club. They are glui ng together wine corks, making a Christmas tree horse ornament. Christmas treasures dont have to be expensive South Florida Community College Dean of Arts and Sciences Kimberly BattyHerbert contacted the NewSun to clarify a misconception regarding her connection to Laura Wade, the recently named executive director of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. Batty-Herbert said while she had worked with Wade on several projects, and had indicated to the News-Sun she had done some supervision of Wade in that context, she is not, in fact, Wades direct supervisor, and has never been so. I am an academic supervisor, Batty-Herbert said. Dr. Annie Alexander-Harvey, dean of student services, is Wades direct supervisor. Wade is the coordinator of student life. Clarification County still debating mudbog zoning Macbeth NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 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 as much as we admire Dave, and w ish him well, this is about the city council. Dont panic. We simply want to say thank you and well done. Its always easy to second guess decisions after the fact, but calling theC hristmas parade on account of weather Monday, Nov. 17, was prudent, espec ially given the wind gusts and rain squalls. The question of rescheduling, howeve r, became an issue because the chamber had used the money budgeted for the p arade costs on Monday nights rainout. Even though the parade did not take place, the costs for it remained police had already been scheduled, cones distributed by public works and so forth. T he chamber would have to produce another $2,000 to $3,000 in order to m ount the parade. Police officers and public works employees, among others, would have to be paid for a second night of work. Somebody had to pay the bill, and the chamber did not have the funds. I t turned to the city council, asking that the fees for the rescheduled parade b e waived. e have had a parade since the 70s, Greenslade told the council, every yearf or 35 years. It would be a shame, he added, if after all that time there was no p arade this year. City manager Julian Deleon, in the role of practical administrator, warned the council that underwriting the parade was not in the budget and would have af iscal impact on the city. The money has to come from somewhere, he pointed out. But no one has control over the weather except God, Brenda Gray, deputy mayor, said, explaining why shet hought the chamber deserved the citys help. The parade benefits the whole town. Im sure we can find the money somewhere. Councilor Paul Miller agreed. I think i f we waive this wed be doing an injustice to our citizens, he said. Other members strongly agreed, a motion was made and unanimously passed. We know in tough financial times s omething like a parade may seem a luxury deserving a low priority, but we a gree with Gray and her fellow councilors we think city staff are capable people, able to find enough moneys omewhere. We absolutely believe doing so will be worth the effort, or sacr ifice. As we know, the Christmas Parade was a treat from beginning to end, just what we all needed at just the right time. We thank every council member for t his gift. AP parade was a great gift As Ed Baldridge wrote in Wednesdays paper, Avon Parks Christmas Parade Monday night brought to the city by the Chamber of Commerce was a total success and a fitting sendoff to Dave Greenslade, retiring as executive director of the Chamber after 15 years. Theres no place like home for the holidaysi s a jingle a few of us have already n oticed ourselves singing and the radio stationsp laying too frequently. Its a t ime to be jolly, while we rock around the clock,d ash through the snow and sing to our Christmas trees. But t his happy time of year can be a scary time if youre a p arent. The month of December means our college students have completed their semester and are more thane ager to hang out with friends they havent seen in a while and our high schools, middle schools and elementary schools are out for winter break as well. A nd when theres no school, there are no school nights where you have to be in at a certain time. Thus, teens are going out with friends and out on the road at night more thanu sual. Sadly, most traffic deaths happen during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and the NewY ear, usually between 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Many of these involve 15to 20year-olds and are alcoholrelated. In fact, out of all individuals involved in drunk driving accidents, this teen group has the highest blood alcohol levels. With the holidays fast approaching and tragic traffic stories already in the news, it is a perfect time for parents to remind their children and teens about the dangers of alcohol use. Parents should lay down some ground rules when teens are driving to ensure their safety.Although parents hope their teens will not drink when theya re underage, it is critically important f or them to make it clear that driving while under the i nfluence of alcohol is absolutely t he wrong choice to make. Encourage yourt een to invite friends over, stock the fridge with soda, build a campfire, buy them pizza ... you get the drift. I n order to prevent youth from drinking alcohol, we need to provide awareness to them, but we must also give parents the directiona nd information to tackle this tough issue. Because research shows that parents are the number one influence on their childs decisions about alcohol, parents should and can learnh ow to have ongoing conversations with their kids a bout the dangers of underage drinking. By having regular family conversations about alcohol, parents can reduceu nderage drinking and drunkenness by 30-60 percent. For further information or questions regardingu nderage drinking and information on how to talk to your child please email me at asherley@drugfreehighlands.org or contact me at 382-2138. I would be happy to pass some information along your way. Drug Free Highlands wishes you and your family, a healthy, happy and safe holiday season. Amanda Sherley is project coordinator for Drug Free Highlands. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun. Data in this article provided by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Underage drinking a concern during the holidays 1 Stop For Drug Talk Amanda S herley EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sun has a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Informed Editor: Im so thankful for these organizations that are working diligently to restore this beautiful nation to One Nation Under God. May He be the constant guide of each one. In a recent issue of Family Research Council, there was some interesting information. People have begun to understand what President Obama means when he says we are engaged in a contest of value. Now, if you are very well versed on his values, you know they dont come close to the values this nation was built on and what most of us continue to stand for. Of course, its difficult to know what his values are, but if one observes closely, one will grasp it after awhile. Before the House of Representatives began after the last election, the former House repealed the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy that forbids open homosexuality in the military using this policy to attack the definition of marriage as one man and one woman. Now, we have a Congress that stands for values and policies to restore our nation, but the majority of the Senate stands with the President, which makes it almost impossible to get anything done. Today, most politicians think the economy and the federal deficit are all that matters, but when we leave God out, were treading on thin ice. God created a small society with one man and one woman coming together in marriage being drawn toward their children, both working to support them, nurturing them morally and spiritually. Of course, some fell through the cracks with the government filling the void created many times by neglectful parents. When we reject Gods plan, the bigger the government grows... Our own government is even working to outlaw biblical morality. The Obamacare requires every person to purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. It also requires insurers to cover birth control, medication and devices that can cause abortion. There is a bill that has passed the House of Representatives that prevents taxpayers from being forced to subsidize abortion under Obamacare. God help Congress to continue to work to bring our nation back to a God-fearing nation. Anation that reveres and worships Him, putting Him first in all things. May that be our daily prayer and that He will give us wisdom to know how to vote to elect candidates who will work to that end. How we need His help. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring BouquetParade thanksEditor: The Heartland Young Professionals would like to thank the community for making the 2011 Sebring Christmas Parade a huge success. Without your support, the parade couldnt be the highlight of the holiday season as it is each and every year. Aspecial thank you to our sponsors Agero (formerly Cross Country Automotive Services), The Palms of Sebring, Heartland National Bank, Alan Jay Automotive Network, Florida Hospital Heartland, Sun n Lake Golf and Country Club, and Heartland Exterminating for their contributions to making this year's parade special. Finally, thank you to the countys administration, the City of Sebring and its workers,and all the police officers and firemen that helped organize this years event. Thank you one and all and Merry Christmas! The Young Professionals Board


C M Y K Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida environmental regulators are taking a vote on a hotly debated state water pollution rule. Environmentalists say the states proposal is too weak to control algae blooms that are choking Floridas waters. The state Environmental Regulation Commission is set to vote on it Thursday. The states proposal is an alternative to a federal rule that has drawn opposition from agriculture and business interests as well as utility officials. They say the proposal by the federal Environmental Protection Agency would be too costly to implement. The EPAdrafted its numeric nutrient standards to settle a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. The federal agency, though, has since given tentative approval to the states alternative. Environmentalists, meanwhile, have filed an administrative challenge against the rule. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 5A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 87468 liquor IO11124PPO; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 4 5 5 8 8 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 7 7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp 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 CAROLYN FURST Carolyne Edith Lillie Furst, aged 95, died Dec. 4, 2011 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, Fla. Born in Coopersville,M ich., on Oct. 14, 1916 to Caroline and Dr. R.D. Lillie, she was graduated from Coopersville High School, Western Michigan University and St.M arys College of Notre Dame. She taught elementary school in Michigan and at Bremen Public Schools i n Indiana. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold D. Furst, and son, Richard. She is survived by children, Carolyn Sue, StevenD ouglas and Brian David; and grandchildren, Travis, David, Julie, Laura, Steven and Anonda. I nterment is at Memorial Garden, Avon Park, Fla. Condolences may be left online atw ww.fortmyersmemorial.com. D ONALD WALLACE Donald C. Wallace, 87, of Sebring, Fla., passed awayM onday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Sebring. He was born Feb. 2 3, 1924, to Harold and Marian (PalmerWallace in Kalamazoo, Mich., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1989, coming from Carleton, Mich. He was a conductor with D.T. & I. Railroad for 35 years and was a veteran of World War II, serving in theU .S. Army, and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Union Congregational Church in Avon Park, Fla., where he served as an usher for many years andw here he was a member and president of the Jolly Gents. He was a member of the Union U.T.I. of Cleveland, Ohio; lifem ember of V.F.W. in Carleton, Mich., and B.P.O.E. 1529 in Sebring. He served for 12 years on the Airport S chool Board and was president of the Airport Athletic Boosters for seven years, both in Carleton, Mich. Hel oved his golf, was a member of the Sebring Golf Association and had four hole-in-ones during his lifetime. H e is survived by his wife, Isabelle Bixby Wallace of Sebring; children, J udy (DouglasAtlanta, Ga.; Vicky (Jeff) Vajen, Carleton, Mich.; Robert (CarolWallace, SouthR ockwood, Mic.; Richard (Carol Wallace, Flat Rock, Mich.; Donald ( Terri) Wallace, Monroe, Mich. and Patrick (MichelleWallace, Flat Rock, Mich.; stepchildren, Lynn Miller, Portland, Ore., and Bonnie (Jeff) Kaufman, Sebring; cousin, Victor (Linda nieces and nephews, 13 grandchildren,n ine stepgrandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 59 years, Betty Wallace, and his son, Jerry Wallace. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at Union Congregational Church in Avon Park with Rev. Bill Breylinger officiating. Memorial donations may be madet o Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870 or Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Arrangements have been entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com Death noticesB ill J. Fielden 80, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Amemorial service will be scheduleda t a later date. Catherine Katie Hare 80, of A von Park, died Dec. 7, 2011 Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. OB ITUARIES Furst Wallace T his years Christmas parade will feature at least 75 entrants with a combination of floats and strollers. We try to balance it out with music, walkers and floats. So we have a walker and a couple floats. Then some music and some more walkers then some more floats,T uck said. Lake Placids parade is e xpected to last an hour. e usually start at 7 and itll be over about 8 or 8:30, said Tuck. We try to get it around an hour sop eople dont tire out. Santa and Mrs. Claus can be seen this year on one of the fire trucks driving the parade route.C lowns may even try steal a little of the spotlight, though. C ontinued from page 1A Champions for Children Foundations We Care Hotline. They also helped support the Heartland Horses and Handicapped program, the Lupus Foundation of America and a backpack drive. In addition to our clear focus on consistently providing first-class service to the customers we serve, we are extremely proud of our associatescontinual commitment to helping aid others throughout our area, Bittner said. Agero, which operates five contact centers in North America overall, earned a Gold Award for Best Contact Center at last years Contact Center World Awards. Continued from page 2A Parade set for Lake Placid Cross Country changes name www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Courtesy photo T he GFWC Woman's Cub of Sebrings sewing group (Betty Podmore, chairman) has comp leted its annual Dress-A-Doll/Bear project. Many Club members and community ladies met over the summer to complete the task. The 100 dolls and 84 bears were purchased by the Salvation Army and Highlands Independent Bank and are currently on display at the Bank across from the Sebring Library. About two weeks before Christmas, the Salvation Army picks up the dolls and bears from the Banks exhibit and they distribute the toys to underprivileged children in the community. The dolls and bears have added to the enjoyment of many children since 1980, and shows the generosity of the Womans Club to the community during the Christmas season. Thats one stuffed tree Florida panel considering debated water pollution rule


C M Y K i nformation, call Lake Placid Memorial Library at 6993705, Sebring Public Library at 402-6716 or Avon Park Public Library at 452-3803.14th annual Highlands Bike Fest this weekendSEBRING Two hundred and fifty bicyclists will be riding in the 14th Annual Highlands Bike Fest today through Sunday in Highlands County. The age of regist rants averages 56 and r anges from 11 to 84 years of age 40 percent are women. Riders, drawn fromt hroughout the state of Florida, look forward to visi ting our lightlytraveled r oads, friendly motorists, rural scenery and charming s mall towns. The Highlands Bike Fest, co-sponsored by the Kenilworth Lodge and the Highlands Pedalers bicycling club, features rides of varying distances including 20, 3 1, 62 and 100 miles, all on t he back roads of Highlands County. These rides are fully s upported with mobile sag service, rest stops and an e vent photographer. Helmets are mandatory. Please call the Kenilworth Lodge (385-0111) for other d etails or go to www.kenilworthlodge.comSpaghetti dinner on Saturday S EBRING There will be a spaghetti dinner at St. C atherine Parish Hall on Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m. T he hall is at 827 Hickory Street in Sebring, across f rom the church. The meal consists of s alad, spaghetti w/meat sauce, meatballs, bread stick, d esert, and beverages at a cost of $8 for adults and $4f or children.Elks take reservations for New Years EveS EBRING Tickets are now being sold for the u pcoming Sebring Elks New Years Eve Celebration. T he prime rib dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Saturday, D ec. 31. There will be an open bar and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Party favors and a champagne toast are included in the $35 per person ticket. Contact the lodge at 4713557 for tickets and reservations. Visitors are welcome.High schools put on concert at HammockSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Parks Citiens Support Organization would like to invite everyone to Highlands Hammock from 7-9 p.m. today to attend a Christmas concert being put on by Sebring and Lake Placid high schools. The high schools and park will both benefit from this event. Concert is $5 per person and children under 12 are free. Food and beverage will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and flashlight. Proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Park entrance fee of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people per car) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 386-6094 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/h ighlandshammock.Guns n Hoses benefits Florida Blood CenterSEBRING Afriendly competition between law enforcement departments and the fire department will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at Sebring City Hall, 368 S. Commerce Ave. C alled Guns nHoses, the event is open to the public a nd donors will be able to donate on behalf of their favored group. A ll participants will receive a special themed Ts hirt for this event and a free movie ticket.Social Dance Club gathers tonightSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance Club will host ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m.t oday at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Music w ill be provided by The Fabulous Buddy Canova. Dance the night away to w altzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other ballroom favorites. A ll club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress r equired. Snack bar opens at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. C all 863-385-6671Beatlemania hits Duffers on New Years EveAVON PARK Its time t o Come Together at Duffers Sports Grille to ring i n the new year with the band All You Need, which will perform a Beatle Tribute Show from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on New Years Eve,D ec. 31. Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Special STARS, which providess ports and recreational activities for people with disabilities in Highlands County. Tickets are available at Duffers, 2451 U.S. 27 South, or by calling Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall at 443-0438 or 452-6607. Ticket price includes show, dancing, party favors, snacks and a toast at midnight when the balloons drop. Tickets are limited and will go fast. Dinner is sold separately. Reservations area must and can be made by calling Duffers at 452-6339. All You Need features four talented musicians who recreate the look, style and sound of the most famous rock nroll band in the world The Beatles. All You Need includes members of the original cast of Beatlemania and members who have performed in subsequent casts of Beatlemania. Cast members include musicians who havep erformed for more than 11 years at Disneys Epcot in O rlando. These guys have performed more than 15,000 shows for more than a mil-l ion people. All You Need will have e veryone singing along, clapping their hands, dancing and grooving to hit songs like She Loves You, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, Hard Days Night, Ticket to Ride, Hey Jude and many more.Movies showing at Lake Placid LibraryLAKE PLACID The December schedule ofS aturday 2 p.m. Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library is as foll ows: Funny Face (NR Saturday and The C hristmas Cottage (PG Dec. 17. The libraries will close Saturday, Dec. 24 and there is no movie scheduled for Dec. 31. T he public is invited to attend these free showings. Seating is limited. Children age 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Garden Club presents Holiday Home & Garden Tour todayLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Garden Club presents four beautiful lakefronth omes and gardens to be open for tour from 1-4 p.m. today. Free refreshments and poinsettia sale will be held at the clubs Holiday Cafe inS tuart Parks picnic pavilion. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12, at the park on the day of the tour. Map will be provided with ticket. Contact Peggy Alexander at 465-1269 or Barbara Scott at 699-5432 Proceeds from this event will be used to fund college scholarships and civic projects in the Lake Placid community.Women Connection plan cookie saleLAKE PLACID The Christmas Women Connection is having its annual Christmas cookie sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Church of God, 735 Sun n Lakes Blvd. The cost is a $10 donation. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011www.newssun.com JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, business; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 3 3 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 7 7 9 9 2 2 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Courtesy photo T he All You Need Band will perform a Beatles Tribute Show on New Years Eve at Duffers Sports Grille. The show will be from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will benefit Special STARS. By MIKE SCHNEIDER A ssociated PressO RLANDO Amember of Florida A&M Universitys Board of Trustees on Thursday called for the schools president tob e put on administrative leave until authorities finish a criminal investigation into the death of a band member. Board member Rufus M ontgomery said he has lost confidence in FAMU President James Ammons. Detectives say hazing played a role in the Nov. 19 death of Robert Champion,w ho died aboard a band bus following a football game in O rlando against rival Bethune-Cookman University. Witnesses saidt he drum major vomited before becoming unrespons ive. Band director Julian White has been put on administrative leave pending the criminal investiga-t ion into Champions death. Montgomery said Ammons s hould be treated in the same manner. He also criticized the president fora ccreditation problems with some academic programs a nd for failing to keep the board informed. If the quarterback has t hrown seven interceptions, you pull him from the game, Montgomery said at a board meeting in Orlando. That is what we should do w ith Dr. Ammons, The board postponed a decision until later in the day. Ammons became president of his alma mater inJ uly 2007 and recently signed a new five-year contract. Some board members expressed concern about creating a leadership vacuum at a time the school is facing unprecedented scrutiny over hazing. The OrangeC ounty Sheriffs Office is leading the criminal investig ation into Champions death but other probes have been started by the FloridaD epartment of Law Enforcement and the Board o f Governors, the states governing body for public higher education. Im concerned about a knee-jerk reaction until we have the results of an invest igation, said board member Karl White. There has n ot been an opportunity to have a discussion of what would be put in place if we decided to put the president on administrative leave. S eeming to anticipate the action against him, Ammons offered a defense of his tenure earlier in the meeting. He said the university was cooperating with investigators and that changes will be made so that the board isn otified of any future hazing allegations. He also said lett ers that had been sent to his office warning of hazing in the band only reached hima fter Champions death. The letters were notifications t hat band members had been suspended over hazing allegations. Despite the challenges we have, I think we have some things we can be p roud of, Ammons said. School officials said W ednesday that four students who were expelled for their role in Champions death have returned to classes because the investigationi s not finished. The status of White also changed. He had faced termination Dec. 22 but is now on administrative leave with pay. Future of FAMU prez in question after band death MCTphoto The Famed FAMU marching band has been shut down since the death of a membover on Nov. 9.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 7A NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/27;12/4,9; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 0 0 5 5 R OAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/7,9; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 7 7 2 2 By GARYFINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott onW ednesday proposed a budget for the upcoming year that would increase money for schools, but would make dramatic cuts elsewhere top ay for the extra funding. Scott, who once ran the nations largest chain of hospitals, wants to sharply cut what the state spends reim-b ursing hospitals for taking care of patients enrolled in Medicaid. He also wants tos hut down a handful of state prisons, eliminate 4,500 state jobs and require all statee mployees to pay the same for health insurance. S cotts spending recommendations for 2012 are just a building block that state l awmakers will use when they put together a final b udget early next year. When Scott pitched his first budget in February he immediately ran into a confrontation with his fellowR epublicans over his push for nearly $2 billion in tax c uts and a 10 percent cut in money for public schools. The time the governor w ants to increase overall public school funding and he p ledged that he would not sign a budget unless it included what he called a significant increase in education. Scott, however, refused to put a number on what constitutes a significanti ncrease. I dont know the right number, I dont know what it ought to be, I recommendeda billion dollars, Scott said. B ut so far the GOP-controlled Legislature appears m ore amenable to Scotts latest recommendations. Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, said that Scottsb udget plan is very much reflective of what the Senate will be pursuing this year Some Democrats, however, were sharply critical ands aid that the governor was pushing more money into education at the expense of others. Scott and state lawmakers a re being confronted by a nearly $2 billion budget shortfall for the coming yearb ecause the states sluggish economy isnt growing as much as had been predictedj ust a few months ago. The shortfall is also due to g rowing costs in programs sucha s Medicaid, an increase i n the number of public school students and a drop in property values thata ffects how much in local tax is available for schools. S cotts decision to put $1 billion into public schools will not even have a dramat-i c impact on per-student funding because most of it is b eing used to cover growing enrollment and declines in local taxes. Rep. David S immons, R-Altamonte Springs and the Senate schools budget committee chairman, said it is essentially level funding. S immons, however, still praised Scott for putting the money where his mouth is. But while public schools are getting extra day-to-daym oney the governor refused to recommend borrowing a ny money that is traditionally used to help pay for new school or college buildings. Scott kept money for state universities nearly level andd id not recommend any money for repair and renovation projects. Both Scott and GOPlawmakers have said they willn ot raise taxes in order to help cover the projected budget shortfall. Scott in his budget plan didnt even recommend a tuition hike forc ommunity college or state university students, although the state university systemh as the legal authority to put in hikes up to 15 percent a year without legislativea pproval. The governors spending p lan is $66.4 billion which would be a 4.6 percent decrease from thisy ears overall state spending. Scott is recommending a s ubstantial $1.16 billion decrease in money for roadbuilding due to an ongoing decline in gas and other tax money that is used to pay fort ransportation. But the hardest cuts are a imed at Medicaid the safety net program that helps cover the health care costs oft he poor. The governor wants to cut f unding in the program by nearly $1.8 billion, most of which would come from c hanging how much hospitals are paid to treat patients. Scott, who was critical of nonprofit hospitals while head of Columbia/HCA, saidt hat the current reimbursement system for hospitals is unfair and illogical. Scott also accomplished savings by eliminatingr oughly 4,500 state jobs, many of them in the states p rison system. Scotts budget gives more to schools, less to rest S cott


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011Page 9A NOTICE OF INTENT TO SEEK LEGISLATION The Spring Lake Improvement District, Highlands County, Florida, hereby gives notice pursuant to Article III, Section 10 of the Florida Constitution and Section 11.02, Florida Statutes, of its intent to seek legislation before the 2012 Florida Legislature. The legislation will amend the districts special act, Chapter 2005-342, Laws of Florida, by amending board, election, and term of office provisions; deleting provisions relating to eminent domain; providing a limitation on the amount of bonds the district can issue; providing the authority to conduct mosquito control; and providing an effective date. Joe DeCerbo District Manager December 9, 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 USA DELI located at 901 US HWY 27 N SUITE 22, 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 7th day of December, 2011. Mo Katramiz K&K Fashions Int'l, Inc. December 9, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000623 C HASE HOME FINANCE LLC, P laintiff, v s. R OGER BASS JR A/K/A ROGER G. BASS, JR., A /K/A ROGER G. BASS, et al, D efendant(s N OTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Ord er Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000623 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and ROGER BASS JR A/K/ A R OGER G. BASS, JR., A/K/A ROGER G. BASS; MONICA J. BASS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of December, 2011, t he following described property as set forth in s aid Final Judgment: L OT 65, OF SEBRING SHORES DEVELOPMENT, S ECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 109 LONGVIEW ROAD, SEBRING, FL 338700000 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 28, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michala k D eputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P .O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09045960-CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. December 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA P ROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-493 IN RE: ESTATE OF MURRAY W. RIKARD a/k/a MURRAY W. RIKARD, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MURRAY W. RIKARD a/k/a MURRAY W. RIKARD, JR., deceased, whose date of death was October 28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 9, 2011. Personal Representative: Frank L. Ducharme 1811 Prospect Street Sebring, FL 33870 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com A ccepting sealed bids for (4 houses, which are 5'x10'. We will accept the sealed bids by mail or dropped off at our location: 3 214 Spinks Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Final date t o receive bids is December 27, 2011. At that time all bids will be opened and we will contact t he highest bidder of each of the 4 mini wareh ouses. Please number your bid(s i dentify which warehouse(s S eparate sealed bids for each warehouse you are b idding on. Minimum bid accepted on each 5'x10' w arehouse is $100.00. D ecember 9, 11, 14, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-000343PCS IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBORAH REDDY, Deceased, SSN: 265-82-7568 Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DEBORAH REDDY, deceased, whose date of death was January 22, 2011, and whose social security number is 265-82-7568, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is the 9th day December, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Donnie Smith 3842 Avenue O, N.W. Winter Haven, FL 33881 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charles M. Laycock, Jr. Florida Bar No. 528781 123 First Street North Winter Haven, Florida 33880 Telephone: (863 Facsimile: (863 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000656 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P laintiff, v T HE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, L IENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF FRANC IS I. DRIGGERS; DEBORAH JEAN DRIGGERS, DEC EASED, ET AL. D efendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVIS EES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF D EBORAH JEAN DRIGGERS, FRANCIS I. DRIGG ERS, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST DEBORAH JEAN DRIGGERS, FRANCIS I. D RIGGERS, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN N AMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PART IES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR I NTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DES CRIBED C urrent residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 4730 COCO PALM DR., SEBRING, FL 33870-5301 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands C ounty, Florida, to-wit: L OT 15, BLOCK 5, OF SEBRING VILLAS SUBD IVISION, FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE P LAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, P AGE 83, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, w hose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 2 00, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before J anuary 10, 2012 or within thirty (30 t he first publication of this Notice of Action, and f ile the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, 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 petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 2 9th day of November, 2011. R OBERT GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp D eputy Clerk D ecember 9, 16, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000363 S PRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERIC AN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. P laintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, L IENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF SHIRL EY GUNN A/K/A SHIRLEY A. GUNN, DECEASED, E T AL. D efendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVIS EES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF S HIRLEY GUNN A/K/A SHIRLEY A. GUNN, DEC EASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR P ARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND W HOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, C LAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST SHIRLEY GUNN A/K/A SHIRLEY A. GUNN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND T O THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED C urrent residence unknown, but whose last k nown address was: 1 11 CLOVERLAND ST., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 27, OF THE THIRD ADDITION TO HIGHWAY PARK, A COLORED SUBDIVISION OF LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA, PLAT OF SAID THIRD A DDITION BEING RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, P AGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. h as been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it o n DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before January 6, 2012 or within thirty (30 the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 S outh Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 3 3870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's a ttorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a d efault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 28th day of November, 2011. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp D eputy Clerk December 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-728-GCS O NEWEST BANK, FSB, Plantiff, v s. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE WOOD, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE WOOD Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE WOOD Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, ASSEMBLY POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before January 12, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30 THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 5th day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE No. 11-622 GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, v s. J OSEPH W. MCGATHEY, REGINA A. MCGATHEY, SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., UNKNOWN T ENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, D efendants. N otice of Action T O: Regina A. McGathey R esidence Unknown I f living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming i nterest by, through, under or against the above n amed defendant(s ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the prop-e rty herein described. Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in H ighlands County, Florida: L OT 15, BLOCK 11, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED I N PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 311 GROSBEAK AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872h as been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it o n Clarfield & Okon, P.A. Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, S uite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 3 0 days after the date of the first publication of t his notice and file the original with the Clerk of t his Court, otherwise, a default will be entered a gainst you for the relief demanded in the comp laint or petition. DATED on November 29, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Clarfield & Okon, P.A. A ttorney for Plaintiff 5 00 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 W est Palm Beach, FL 33401 T elephone: (561 December 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 11000496GCS FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, P lantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE E STATE OF MARY E. YOUNG, et al, D efendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: U NKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E YOUNG L ast Known Address: Unknown C urrent Residence: Unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE E STATE OF MARY E. YOUNG L ast Known Address: Unknown C urrent Residence: Unknown R OBERT YOUNG L ast Known Address: 1720 Lake Josephine D rive, Sebring, FL 33875 Also Attempted At: 13334 W. Waterway Drive, Sebring, FL 33875 Current Residence: Unknown T IMOTHY YOUNG L ast Known Address: 609 Coral Ridge Court, Seb ring, FL 33876 C urrent Residence: Unknown Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclos ure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE WESTERLY 106.48 FEET OF LOT 48, AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE N ORTH LINE OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY ROAD R IGHT-OF-WAY AND THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE O F LOT 48, LAKE JOSEPHINE SUBDIVISION NO. 2, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED I N PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 85 OF THE PUBLIC REC ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN EASTERLY 106.48 FEET ALONG THE NORTHLINE OF THE JOSEPHINE COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 48, A D ISTANCE OF 136.54 FEET TO THE INTERSECT ION OF SAID LINE AND THE NORTH LINE OF S AID LOT 48; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE N ORTH LINE OF LOT 48 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1 06.84 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID NORTH LINE OF LOT 48 WITH THE WEST LINE OF S AID LOT, THENCE SOUTH WESTERLY ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 48 FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-G INNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before January 10, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30 THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 30th day of November, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 9, 16, 2011 1050LegalsI N THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY C ASE #: 2011-CA-000638 D IVISION 3: UNC: B ank of America, National Association Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans S ervicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans S ervicing, L.P., Plaintiff, vs.A nthony Brunson; Sebring Golf View Home Owne rs' Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possess ion #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s a live, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an i nterest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or O ther Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession # 2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, t hrough, under and against the above named Def endant(s w hether said Unknown Parties may claim an intere st as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION F ORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY T O: Anthony Brunson, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 1 2506 Ridgeway Court, Davie, FL 33330 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either h as remarried and if either or both of said Defend ants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, d evisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, a nd trustees, and all other persons claiming by, t hough, under or against the named Defendant(s a nd the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or oth-e rwise not sui juris. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has b een commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the f ollowing real property, lying and being and situa ted in Highlands County, Florid,a more particul arly described as follows: U NIT 12, GOLFVIEW TOWNHOUSES, (FORMERLY KNOWN AS UNIT 1), DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF LOTS 35 AND 36, BLOCK AA, COUNTRY CLUB ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, P AGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PART ICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMM ENCE AT THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF L OT 35; THENCE RUN SOUTH 28 DEGREES 39' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 35, FOR A DISTANCE OF 156.67 FEET; T HENCE RUN SOUTH 61 DEGREES 21' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 7.83 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 61 DEGREES 21' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 34.67 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 28 DEGREES 39' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 18.33 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 36; THENCE RUN NORTH 61 DEGREES 21' WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOTS 36 AND 35 FOR A DISTANCE OF 34.67 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 28 DEGREES 39' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 18.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 1177 US 27th South, Unit #12, Sebring, FL 33870. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 cation of this notice 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. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 2nd day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011www.newssun.com 1100Announcements I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ase No.: 11-236-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, P laintiff, vs. M ELISSA L. SCHINDLER, KATHERINE D. S CHINDLER, ESTHER BELLE SCHINDLER, CAPITAL ONE, N.A. f/k/a CAPITAL ONE, F SB, and STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. A MENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled ac-t ion on October 4, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands C ounty, Florida, as described below at a Public S ale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on D ecember 20, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' E xhibit A L ot 1 and the Southerly 30 feet of Lot 2, Block 81, E IGHTH ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING, a ccording to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 3, of the Public Records of Highl ands County, Florida, the Southerly portion of Lot 2 being more particularly described as follows: B egin at the SE Corner of Lot 2, the same being a point on the dividing line between Lots 1 and 2; t hence in a Northwesterly direction along the Easterly boundary of Lot 2, the same being the Westerly right-of-way of Oak Avenue, a distance of 30 f eet; thence in a Southwesterly direction parallel to the dividing line between Lots 1 and 2, a dist ance of 150 feet to the Easterly right-of-way of the alley located at the Westerly end of Lot 2; t hence in a Southeasterly direction along the Westerly boundary of said Lot 2, being the Easte rly right-of-way of aforesaid alley, a distance of 30 feet to the SW corner of Lot 2, the same being a point on the dividing line between Lots 1 and 2; thence in a Northeasterly direction along said di-v iding line a distance of 150 feet to the POINT OF B EGINNING. Tax Identification Number: S 2934297008100010 Address: 383 Oak Avenue & 713-717 Orange S treet, Sebring, Florida 33870 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a c laim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court H ighlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk D ecember 2, 9, 2011 N OTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FAC ILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOC ATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL B E DISPOSED OF ON DECEMBER 23, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN H OUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. N ames and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER L inda Switzer 356 U reeda Barrett 203 D ISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDL ORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS M UST BE IN CASH. December 2, 9, 2011 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease 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:314-9876 News-Sun Classified HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623


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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring and Lake Placid met Tuesday e vening at Firemens Field to open up the girls weightlifting season. Both teams came into the meet predominantly young, though with some keyr eturnees, making this goround key as both teams head to LaBelle Friday for a big invitational. e went to that last year as our first meet, Sebringh ead coach Steve Berry said of the Cowgirl Invite. Witha lot of new girls, it was tough and we were kind of instructing them on the fly. Having this meet gives thema chance to get the experience and get the proper form down before we go there this year As for his Lady Streaks, Berry has the ability and experience of strong returnees Brittany Lockhart, Bianca Nortelus, Roenecka Freeman and Amanda Hicks and they all showed that, while not in midseason form, they were ready. Hicks topped the 101pound class by getting 75 pounds up on both the bench press and the clean-and-jerk for a 150-pound total. Nortelus went 95 and 90 to win the 110-pound class and Freeman totaled 220 pounds in her combined lifts to win the 183s. Lockhart, competing in the 129s, had the highest weight of the meet, with a bench of 115 and clean-and-jerk of 125 for a 240 total. I was sick for a while and lost some weight, so Im not at my strongest, Lockhart said. Usually Id start the bench at 115, but in warmups I was having a tough time with 110. Even so, her total was just 20 pounds off her total at the end of last season, which had left her just short of a trip to state. Sebring also got wins in the Unlimited class from Angela Dennards 220 total, Alexis Wilson powered up 130 on the bench and 95 in the jerk to win the 169s and Michaela Malisham went 80 and 85 in the 199s for a 165 total and the win. ere still real inexperienced, overall, but weve got the highest number of girls weve had in a while, Berry said. We have someone for every weight class, which really helps a lot. The Lady Dragons, while similarly constructed, doesnt quite have the same luxury of numbers. e dont really have anyone for the upper weight classes, head coach Donald SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, December 9, 2011 Page 4B News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE A bove: Brittany Lockhart gives it a strong push to put up 115 pounds in the bench press at Tuesdays opening meet of the girls weightlifting season. Below: Brandy McMahon hoists 90 pounds in her clean-and-jerk Tuesday as Lake Placid and Sebring had a good warm-up to Fridays big invitational at LaBelle. Lady Streaks, Dragons toss iron to open season See LIFT, Page 3B News-Sun file photo by ED BALDRIDGE R eggie Baker led the Devils with 20 points in Tuesdays 74-46 win over Frostproof. Marcus Dewberry and Romeollo Roberts added 11 apiece and Jarviel Hart pitched in 10 as Avon Park moved t o 4-0 on the regular season and 1-0 in district play. T he team looks to add to that total tonight as they take on the Green Dragons in Lake Placid. A Red Devil romp News-Sun staff reportWhile the Red Devils of the basketball court continued to roll Tuesday night, others around the county werent so fortunate. Blue Streak boys basketball, looking for redemption after a loss at Hardee at the e nd of November, saw that effort come to no avail as the Wildcats took a 59-48 win. The soccer pitch offered little relief for Sebring Tuesday night either, as the Blue Streak boys saw their three-game winning streak snapped in alarming fashion a 6-0 loss to visiting Auburndale. The Lady Streaks, while keeping it closer, couldnt notch a win at Auburndale, falling 2-0 to the Lady B loodhounds. Lake Placid soccer had a very strong night, though at the expense of Avon Park, as both the boys and Lady Dragons, now 9-0-1 on the season, mercy-ruled their Devil counterparts by 8-0 scores. Brittany Collison continued her roll with four goals. The Lady Dragon basketball team also had a big night, continuing their turnaround with a 60-44 win over D eSoto. Sebring boys basketball is back in action Saturday, hosting DeSoto, while the Lady Streaks host the Bulldogs Friday night. Blue Streak soccer had the boys at Tenoroc Thursday night, with the girls hosting the Lady Titans and the wrestling team opening its home schedule against Winter Haven. The Lady Devils of the hardwood host Lake Placid Friday, and Dragon soccer had the boys at DeSoto Thursday with the girls getting a visit from the Lady Bulldogs. Mixed bag for county teams Tuesday By RONALD BLUM Associated PressDALLAS Mark Buehrle joined Heath Bell and Jose Reyes in baseballs Miami migration as the Marlins got tired of waiting for Albert Pujols and pulled their offer. Dominating the market under art dealer-owner Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins increased their spending spree to $191 million in less than a week, agreeing Wednesday to a $58 million, four-year contract with Buehrle just hours after completing a deal with All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes. Now how about three more? new manager Ozzie Guillen said. Hey, you shoot for the moon, just in case. Quite a turnabout for a team that had the major leagueslowest payroll in 2006. The minnows have become Marlins, agent Scott Boras said. With Pujols unwilling to accept their $200 millionplus proposal, the Marlins turned their attention to pitching in an effort to get off to a quick start in April at Buehrle joins free-agent migration to Miami See MLB, Page 4B MCTphoto Former White Sox starter Mark Buehrle is the latest free agent the Marlins have hooked. B y FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman says his injured throwing shoulder is improving and that he hopes to be able to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nevertheless the thirdyear pro was limited practice Wednesday, when he did some light throwing while backup Josh Johnson worked with the first-team offense. Freeman was injured on Tampa Bays final offensive play during a 23-17 loss at Tennessee two weeks ago. He sat out last Sundays 38-19 loss to Carolina, ending a stretch of 36 consecutive starts. Johnson made his first start since 2009 against the Panthers. The fourth-year pro left the game for one play in the second quarter, and coach Raheem Morris said Wednesday that was because the quarterback separated his non-throwing shoulder and returned after having it popped back into place. I dont think he even grimaced, Morris said, adding that Johnson wast affected the remainder of the game and will be prepared to start again if Freeman is unable to play at Jacksonville. Freeman described his injury as a bruise suffered when he dropped the snap on a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak that Tennessee stopped for no gain, sealing the Titansvictory. He said he landed awkwardly on his right elbow, jolting his shoulder. Obviously, hell be a day by day guy. Well see what hes able to do (ThursdayWell have a chance to evaluate him on Friday, obviously Saturday and Sunday Morris said of the prospect of waiting until the weekend to make a decision on Freemans status. Obviously hes a lot better this week than he was last. Well get a chance to see where he can go and if he can go the next couple of days. The Bucs (4-8 lost six straight games and seven of eight overall following a 3-1 start. Freeman said before practice Wednesday that he planned to warm up, but doubted he would actually do much if any throwing in practice because team trainers want to take it slow. Still, he believes theres a realistic chance he can play Sunday against the Jaguars. Continually its gotten better. It started out extremely painful, just standing around. But my movements greatly increased, the quarterback said. Ive thrown the ball a few times and its just day to day gotten better. If we can continue on this pace, and I really hope we can, Ill play Johnson threw for 229 yards, one touchdown and an interception against Carolina. Buccaneers Freeman hopeful of returning this week MCTphoto Bucs QB Josh Freeman.


C M Y K Lake Placid Senior SoftballLAKE PLACID If you are 50 and over and want some exercise in a fun atmosphere, come to the Lake June Ballfield on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently practicing for the 2012 season which begins in January. Bring your glove and enjoy the comradery.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 C hildrens 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. E ntry 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. A lan 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 hi m 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 g ames are free. There is a $5 entry fee. All fees go to prize money for first, second and third place winners. L imited entries are being accepted. First place wins cash, pitcher of beer ( or soda) and a trophy, while second and third wins cash. S ign up with Duffers General Manager Ross Vickers by the Monday, Dec. 5 deadl ine. Atournament ladder with times will be posted at Duffers on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Ano-show is a forfeit. Pocket billiard rules apply. Duffers is located at 2451 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park. For more details, call 452-6339.Tennis TournamentSEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association will sponsor a new Memorial Mixed Doubles Tournament honoring Brigitte Klein. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Thakkar Tennis Center. Entry fee is $10 per player, $5 for those under the age of 19. To enter, call Earl Maslin at 382-7514 before Thursday, Dec. 15.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 their times will win awards. No speed is necessary to win and, of course, no watches are allowed. Entry fee is $15 through December 14 and $20 afterwards through race day. 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. SFCC Volleyball CampAVONPARK The Lady Panther Volleyball program will be holding a fourday camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 24, 26, 31 and Feb. 2 at the Panther Gym for players from grades 5-8. Cost is $60 and the camp runs each evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact SFCC Volleyball head coach Kim Crawford at 784-7037 or Kimberly.Crawford@southflorida.edu AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England930.750362247 N.Y. Jets750.583290260 Buffalo570.417278304 Miami480.333246220 South WLTPctPFPA Houston930.750310189 Tennessee750.583249229 Jacksonville390.250152238 Indianapolis0120.000174358 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore930.750296192 Pittsburgh930.750268195 Cincinnati750.583266250 Cleveland480.333175240 West WLTPctPFPA Denver750.583256292 Oakland750.583274308 Kansas City570.417163268 San Diego570.417287289NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas750.583283244 N.Y. Giants660.500287315 Philadelphia480.333271282 Washington480.333202256 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans930.750393269 Atlanta750.583269244 Carolina480.333290324 Tampa Bay480.333218329 North WLTPctPFPA x-Green Bay12001.000420262 Chicago750.583291242 Detroit750.583333277 Minnesota2100.167246330 West WLTPctPFPA x-San Francisco1020.833288161 Seattle570.417216246 Arizona570.417232269 St. Louis2100.167140296 x-clinched division ___ Thursdays Game Cleveland at Pittsburgh, late Sundays Games 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. Mondays Game St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Jacksonville at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NE45930639163010 Schaub, HOU292178 2479156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT40826032461910 M. Moore, MIA244151176995 Fitzpatrick, BUF41526528372014 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB4082883844375 Brees, NO49634940313011 Romo, DAL4222733325229 Manning, NYG44227637052311 Ale. Smith, SF321203 2390155 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jns-Drew, JX23010404.525 Jackson, BUF1709345.496 R. Rice, BAL2089264.459 A. Foster, HOU2249164.098 McGahee, DEN1828864.874 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD L. McCoy, PHL21511345.2712 Forte, CHI2039974.913 M. Turner, ATL2339924.268 Gore, SF2249824.385 B. Wells, ARI2019164.569 AFCRECEIVING NoYds Avg LongTD Welker, NE93125313.599t8 Grnkwski, NE6592814.352t13 Marshall, MIA6391014.4463 Bowe, KC5986814.752t4 Johnson, BUF5967411.4526 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgLongTD J. Graham, NO75104613.9598 Johnson, DET69109215.873t12 R. White, ATL6888113.0435 Sproles, NOR675227.8364 Gonzalez, ATL6673011.1307 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts Gronkowski, NE141130084 R. Rice, BAL1192006 6 A. Foster, HOU1082006 0 Decker, DEN908105 4 5 tied at 48 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts L. McCoy, PHL15123090 Newton, CAR13130078 Johnson, DET12012072 Peterson, MN12111072 G. Jennings, GB909054 M. Lynch, SEA981054 J. Nelson, GB909054 B. Wells, ARI990054EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1684368669 Philadelphia1673359377 N.Y. Rangers1563337155 New Jersey13121276574 N.Y. Islanders9115235779 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1781358954 Toronto15103338990 Buffalo14112307674 Ottawa13123298696 Montreal11116286972 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida1584347869 Washington14121298487 Winnipeg12114287783 Tampa Bay11142247089 Carolina91742277104WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1684369388 Detroit1691337759 St. Louis1593336660 Nashville12114287074 Columbus8163196590 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota1873397161 Vancouver16101338967 Edmonton13123297976 Colorado13141277584 Calgary12132266778 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix1593337467 Dallas15101316972 Los Angeles13104306261 San Jose1491296858 Anaheim8145216388 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Columbus 3, Montreal 2, SO New Jersey 3, Toronto 2, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 3, Detroit 2 Phoenix 3, Nashville 2 Winnipeg 2, Boston 1 Calgary 7, Carolina 6 Vancouver 6, Colorado 0 Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 2 Minnesota 2, San Jose 1 Wednesdays Games Washington 5, Ottawa 3 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Carolina 5, Edmonton 3 Thursdays Games Florida at Boston, late Ottawa at New Jersey, late Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, late Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, late Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late Nashville at Columbus, late Vancouver at Montreal, late Phoenix at Detroit, late Anaheim at St. Louis, late Colorado at Calgary, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Dallas at San Jose, late Fridays Games Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Giroux PHI162036 Kessel TOR171835 D. SedinVAN122133 ToewsCHI171532 LupulTOR131932 StamkosTB161430 Ngent-Hopkins EDM131730 H. SedinVAN82230 KaneCHI82230 WeissFLA111829 BackstromWAS101929 EberleEDM101929 PominvilleBUF92029 VanekBUF131528 Versteeg FLA121628 FleischmannFLA121628 SharpCHI131427 SelanneANA91827 FranzenDET131326 SmythEDM121426 HossaCHI111526 KopitarLA101626BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESNamed DeMarlo Hale third base coach and Bill Castro bullpen coach. BOSTON RED SOXAnnounced DH David Ortiz had accepted salary arbitration. MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with RHP Matt Capps on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYSAnnounced the retirement of special assistant Andres Reiner. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAnnounced 2B Kelly Johnson had accepted salary arbitration. National League COLORADO ROCKIESTraded RHP Huston Street and cash to the San Diego for a player to be named and cash. HOUSTON ASTROSNamed Jeff Luhnow general manager. MIAMI MARLINSAgreed to terms with SS Jose Reyes on a six-year contract and LHP Mark Buehrle. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAnnounced RHP Francisco Rodriguez had accepted salary arbitration. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Erik Bedard and OF Nate McLouth on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with C Jose Morales on a minor league contract. Designated C Jason Jaramillo and INF Pedro Ciriaco for assignment. Acquired INF Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals for RHP Brooks Pounders and INF Diego Goris. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAcquired OF Angel Pagan and a player to be named or cash from the New York Mets RHP Ramon Ramirez and OF Andres Torres.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESNamed Terry Porter, Jack Sikma, T.R. Dunn and Bill Bayno assistants coaches and R.J. Adelman director of player personnel and David Adelman player development coach.FOOTBALLNational Football League CINCINNATI BENGALSPlaced DT Pat Sims on injured reserve. Signed DT Nick Hayden. Released DT Cornell Banks from practice squad. Signed DT Swanson Miller to practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned QB Graham Harrell from the practice squad. Placed TE Andrew Quarless on injured reserve. Signed G Jake Vermiglio to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANSSigned QB Jeff Garcia and P Matt Turk. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned WR Dorin Dickerson to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTSPlaced OT Stacy Andrews on injured reserve. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle Invite,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,6 p.m. Sebring TODAY: GirlsBasketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle Invite,3 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Okeechobee Duals,9 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Southeast,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p .m. 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C M Y K By RALPH D. RUSSO A ssociated PressNEWYORK The new Big East will span four time zones, 3,000 miles from coast to coast and, eventually, have 12 teams. The beleaguered and everchanging conference hopes it all adds up to a billion dollar television contract and a spot among the best football leagues in the nation. The Big East introduced Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU and Central Florida as its newest members, effective 2013. The Big East conference is the first truly national college football conference, Commissioner John Marinatto said Wednesday during a teleconference with the university leaders from the five schools. Boise State President Bob Kustra said the announcement was a significant step forward in the evolution of Boise State University and our football program. The Big East, depleted by the planned departures of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and West Virginia, is trying to rebuild as a 12-team football conference with a western division. Its been a slow process that began in September, and there is still work to be done. Boise State and San Diego State, which currently play in the Mountain West Conference, will join the Big East only for football. Houston, SMU and UCF will be leaving Conference USAand joining the Big East in all sports. e have ambitious plans, and this expansion is a great stride toward reaching them, Marinatto said. The Big East has also been pursuing Air Force and Navy as football only members, but it seems Air Force is no longer a possibility. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the superintendent of the academy, said the school will stay in the Mountain West. e belong out West and for now thats where were going to stay, he told the AP. Boise State has reportedly worked out a deal to have its other sports teams compete in the Western Athletic C onference, where its football team dominated for 10 seasons. San Diego State is reportedly finalizing a deal to have its other teams compete in the Big West. The Big East has only five football members committed to the conference beyond this season: Connecticut, Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers and USF. It also has seven schools that do not play major college football and Notre Dame, which competes in the Big East in everything but football. Marinatto has pledged to hold Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia in the conference until 2014, in accordance with the Big East bylaws. West Virginia wants to join the Big 12 in 2012 and has sued the Big East to get an early release. The Big East filed a countersuit to keep West Virginia in the conference. Pittsburgh and Syracuse intend to join the Atlantic Coast Conference as soon as possible, but are not challenging the Big Easts bylaws. Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said he expected the Big East might ask his school and Pitt to leave early now. Theyd need us to move out of the way, said Gross, who was taking part in IMGs Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in Manhattan on W ednesday. Marinatto said there have been no discussions with the new members about the possibility of letting the departing members out early. Potentially, that could lead the Big East to have the same eight teams it has now in 2012 and as many as 15 members in 2013. I think its a simple matter of respecting our bylaws, Marinatto said of having lame duck members. An early departure and a violation of those bylaws would damage the membership. The Big East was born in 1979 as a northeast basketball conference and in 1991 added football with the inclusion of Miami, Virginia Tech and others. Maintaining a strong football league has been difficult. Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College left the Big East for the ACC in 2004 and and the league seemed on the verge of extinction. Instead, it expanded, bringing in Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, DePaul and Marquette. The additions revitalized the football league for a few years and Big East basketball, with 16 members, has been better than ever. The latest additions are all about football and television markets. Boise State has been one of the most successful programs in the country over the last decade playing mostly in the Western Athletic C onference before joining the MWC this season. T he Broncos are 72-6 over the last five seasons with two BCS victories. Houston has been to a bowl game six of the last seven seasons, and is in the 10th-largest television market in the country, according to Nielsen. San Diego State, UCF and SMU have all been on the upswing on the field in recent years. Just as importantly, Dallas, where SMU is located, is the fifth-largest TVmarket. Orlando, where UCF is located, is in the 19th largest, and San Diego is the 28th largest. Marinatto said the additions boost the Big Easts potential TVhouseholds by more than six percent and up to 28 million. He added that having members in four time zones would allow the league to play four games on a Saturday that dont overlap. The Big East is hoping that a combination of success on the field and potential viewers will help the league land a new television deal that can keep it relatively competitive with the other power conferences, all of which have signed long-term TVcontracts worth more than $1 billion. This new footprint is the largest footprint in all of college sports, Marinatto said. The five new members are banking on the move to the B ig East bringing increased T Vrevenue and exposure, along with better access to the Bowl Championship Series and its multimilliondollar payouts. This is a game-changer for us, University of Houston President Renu Khator said. Getting to the BCS has been a particular problem for Boise State. For t he second straight season, Boise State went 11-1 and r anked among the top teams in the country but was left out of the marquee bowl games. That clearly was one of the reasons that drove us toward this decision, Kustra said. So theres no question that weve been frustrated over recent years as to how the BCS has handled those who were not automatic qualifiers. But the time has come for us to deal with what we can control and not worry about the rest. I think its fair to say that thats the reason why Im on this teleconference today The Big East has an automatic bid to the BCS throug h the 2013 season. But the future of the BCS is unclear and whether the Big East holds onto its AQstatus, or whether there will even be such a thing after 2013, is unknown. Meanwhile, the leagues Boise and the rest are leaving behind have already announced in October they would be merging. Conference USAand the Mountain West announced in October they would create a far-flung football league with as many as 22 teams by 2013. AP Sports Writers Rachel Cohen i n New York and Pat Graham in Beaver Creek, Colo., contributed t o this report. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011Page 3B LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 3 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; B lack; 12/9,23; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 7 7 6 6 HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/7,9; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 9 9 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 7 7 8 8 7 7 Ridgeway said. We have a lot of inexperience too. But weve got a lot of strong girls down there in the lower classes and they are eager and excited and really working hard. Salina Walker is a key returnee who stayed true to form with a 190 total to win the 119-pound class and Abigail Samperi showed shell be one to watch as she powered up 210 pounds total to win the 154s. Lake Placid also got a win from Tess Lundy in the 139s with 100 on the bench and 90 in the clean-and-jerk. The Dragons had impressive second and third place finishes as well, with Emily Waldron totaling 125 for second at 101, Kayla Davis went for 155 to take third in unlimited, Yarensi Sanchez totaled 180 for second at 129 and Samantha Lusby took third in 169 with 55 and 65 for a 120 total. Brandy McMahon also impressed, going 70 on bench and 90 in clean-andjerk for a 160 total and second place at 110. The second and thirds were where Sebrings expanded numbers also helps them out, as Katie Stoll took third in 101s with 115, Christine Smith was second in unlimited with 175, Alyssa Castelli was third in 129 with 170 and Imani Powell went for 185 to take second at 139. Jessica Belcher was second at 169 with an 80 and 90 for a 170 total, Nakeema Thomas scratched on her clean-and-jerk but showed promise with a 90-pound bench to take second at 199, Kayla LaRosa totaled 175 for second at 183 and Michelle Volney and Mattie Coe were second and third, respectively, at 154 with dueling 170s. Larissa Fantetti and Tatianna Perilla also went second and third at 119, with lifts totaling 180 and 165, respectively.. Liz Whitehead made the most of her first meet with a third-place finish at 110 with a 125 total. Amanda (Hicks missed going to state in her first year last year, Berry said. Shes already where she finished last year, so that is a great start. Brittanys strong, Biancas been strong the last couple years, and with the new girls, we have index cards for what their sets should be in practice. If they do more at that weight, we start bumping them up and start a new card, he continued. Weve already had six or seven girls go through a card. That hard work and promise moves along today at LaBelle, with eight schools expected for the first big showcase of the season. Continued from 1B Lift season gets started for the Ladies News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above left: Lake Placids Salina Walker focuses as she readies to attempt 90 pounds in the clean-and-jerk Tuesday. Above right: Lady Streak Amanda Hicks totaled 150 pounds between h er bench press and clean-and-jerk to win the 101-pound weight class at Tuesdays season-opening meet. Big East adds Boise State, 4 other new members


C M Y K their $515 million, retractable-roof stadium. It has never been clear that the three-time NLMVP, coming off his second World Series title in six seasons, would be willing to leave the St. Louis Cardinals. The Los Angeles Angels may still be bidding. Im hoping they keep the other animal in St. Louis, said former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, now skipper of the NLEast rival Atlanta Braves. Marlins president David Samson said the team had withdrawn its offer to Pujols. And while the first baseman still had not announced a decision, there were other moves on the third day of the four-day session. Colorado traded closer Huston Street to San Diego for a player to be named and cash, Minnesota finalized a $4.75 million deal with closer Matt Capps and Pittsburgh completed agreements with left-hander Eric Bedard ($4.5 million) and outfielder Nate McLouth ($1.75 million The Pirates also acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals for a pair of minor leaguers. San Francisco finalized a trade to obtain outfielder Angel Pagan and a player to be named or cash from the New York Mets for outfielder Andres Torres and right-hander Ramon Ramirez. The New York Yankees, unusually quiet at the annual gathering, won negotiating rights to shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima of the Seibu Lions in Japans Pacific League. If they sign him within 30 days, they would pay the Lions a posting fee of $2.5 million. In the evening, three free agents returned to their former clubs by accepting the salary arbitration offers made last month: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, Milwaukee Brewer reliever Francisco Rodriguez and Toronto second baseman Kelly Johnson. And just before midnight, the Houston Astros hired Jeff Luhnow as general manager. Luhnow, who had been the Cardinalsvice president of scouting and player development, is the seventh new GM in the majors since the end of the season. Texas general manager Jon Daniels sounded resigned to losing ace C.J. Wilson, another pitcher Miami had pursued. I havent received a call to say hes chosen to go elsewhere, but were prepared for that call, Daniels said. After winning the 2003 World Series and then dismantling the roster because of a lack of revenue, Loria is collecting free agents like old masterpieces, trying to build a Miami machine with the funds provided by the new stadium and an expected boost in attendance. Guillen and Buehrle were together on the Chicago White Sox this season, when the 32-year-old left-hander went 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA and won his third straight Gold Glove. This kid is special, Guillen said. He pitched in the big scenarios, big moments, very tough city to pitch. When people love you in Chicago that means something. Buehrles deal is subject to a physical, which the sides were arranging. Reyes, a four-time AllStar, finalized a $106 million, six-year contract, two days after Bell completed a $27 million, three-year deal. Wanting to get started with talks right away, Loria and Marlins officials met Reyes and his agent just past mi dnight on Nov. 3, the start of the signing period, at a table outside Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle hotel in New York. :01. Those guys are crazy, Reyes said. They showed me a lot of love. The cash-strapped Mets, who signed him when he was 16, never made a formal offer. If youre asking whether I should have sent him a box of chocolates, perhaps I should have done that, general manager Sandy Alderson said. But on the other hand, the box of chocolates would have cost $106 million. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 4 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 8 8 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/9,11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 7 7 8 8 6 6 Golf HammockLast Monday the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Les Campbell took first place in A group at even while Fred Latshaw was at minus 2 for second place. In B group, Mike Lajiness was at plus 3 for first place and Joe Martini at plus 1 for second place. There was a tie in C group for first place between Jack Schell and Joe Hyzny with plus 1. David Mulligan scored well in D g roup to take first place with plus 6, and in second place Bob Hughes was at plus 5. Doc Thomas was in first place with p lus 2 in E group and Bob Colandrea was at even for second placce. Bill Glenn scored plus 6 to take first place in F group and Don Meitz at plus 2 for second place. Newcomer Trudy Perkins was at e ven which was good for first place in G group and a tie in second place between Jean Terrell and Pete Mezza at minus 2. In H group Janet Howland made plus 5 for first place while Frank B ranca made plus 4 in second place and Karl Mellor in third place at even. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. This will be a shotgun start, so please arrive early. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallT he ladies league played a pro am points event on Monday, Dec. 5. The winners were: First place, Joyce Flemming with plus-9; second place, M are Armstrong with plus-4; and third place, Helen Sayre with plus-3. Chip-ins: Chip-in Eagle No. 2, Joyce Flemming; and No. 16, Mary Hayes. The ladies league played a Throw Out 1 Par 3 1 Par 4 1 Par 5.5 Handicap event on Thursday, Dec. 1. The winners were: First place, Elaine Hettinga with 60.5; second place, Sue Herriman with 61; and third place, Rose Huizenga with 65.5.Lake June West Golf ClubA mixed scramble was played on T hursday, Dec. 1. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Helen Mellon, John and Gloria Huggett with 49. Tying for second/third/fourth places were the teams of John and Virginia Simmons, Art Schmeltz and Betty Billau; Ron and Sylvia West, Pete and Mary McNamee; Frank Gallagher, Jeanne McGill, Nancy Reaney, Don Boulton and Margaret Schultz with 52 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Billau, 6-feet-6-inches. (Men Simmons, 3-feet; and No. 4, Ott Wegner, 10feet-4-inches. The mens league played an event on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Winning first place was the team of Doyan Eades, John Simmons, J oe Swartz and Fred Neer with 36; second place, John Byron, Art Schmeltz, Ernie Hall and Walt Nagel with 38; and third place, Dick Denhart, Bob Orr, Norm Grubbs and Ott Wegner with 39. Closest to the pin: N o. 2, Norm Grubbs, 3feet-3-inches; No. 4, Art Schmeltz, 5-feet-4inches; and No. 8, Ernie Hall, 10-inches. The ladies league played an event on Monday, Nov. 28. W inning first place was the team of Elaine Orr, Barbara Cash and Janice Barringer with 35; second place, AnnieH all, Jan Mann and Charlotte Mathew with 36; and third place, Virginia Simmons, Eva Huffman and Pat A smus with 38. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Helen M ellon, 3-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Doris Weeks, 4-feet-11.5-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, Nov. 30, the mens association played team and individual pro am points. Winning first place was the team of Jim Cozine, Lynn Fredrick, Paul DuBrule and Bob Morrison with plus7; and second place, Bud Kammerman, Bill Baker, Wayne Courson and Stan Sterling with plus-3. Individual winners were: A division First place, Bud Kammerman with plus-5; tying for second/third places were Jim Cozine and Mike McCarville with plus-4 each. B division Tying for first/second/third places were Larry Staggs, Bill Baker and Paul Brown with plus-4 each. C division First place, Dick Botelho with plus-5; tying for second/third places were Paul DuBrule and Darrell Bailey with plus-2 each. D division First place, Earl Plemmons with plus-6; and second place, Frank Hocott with plus-4.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played an I ndividual Quota Points event on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and went to a match of cards to decide a winner. Bob McMillian came out on top as his +7 got the nod over the +7 brought in by David Raciti. Jim Hays was at +6 for third, Darrell Horney at +5 for fourth after winning his own match of cards with the +5 of Taft Green. Bud Snyder totaled +3 for sixth place. The Womens Golf Association played a 3-2-1 Best Ball event on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Taking first with a -21 was the team of Sue Mackey, Gloria Ziegler, Barb Moriarity and Jeanne Ransom. Alice Bitzer, Pat Haas and Emily Bootier shot a -17 for second and Bobbie Miller, Karen Wallin, Barb McArdle and Bev Burke carded a -13 for third. Barb Lockwook had closest to the pin, getting to 18-feet, 6-inches from No. 13. T he Mens Association played a One Best Balls Odd, Two Best Ball Even game on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Bob McMillian, Bud Snyder and Alan Pratt; Ken Burnette, Ed Bartusch, Russ Isaacs and Larry K ress with minus-20 each. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Darrell Gardner, Frank Fisher and Jim Hays; Bill Lockwood, Darrell Horney and David Raciti with minus-18 each. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Bill Lockwood, 15-feet-10-inches. T he Ladies Association played a One Best Ball Odd, Two Best Balls Even game on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Winning first place was the team of Barb Lockwood, Barb Sydenstricker and Joan S niffen with minus-15; second place, Pat Haas, Linda Archambault and Jeanne Ransom with minus-11; third place, Alice Bitzer, Andrea Burdick and Geri Bramos with minus-8; a nd fourth place, Karin Wallin, Gloria Ziegler and Carol Jones with Even. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Gloria Ziegler, 5feet-10-inches.River GreensThe Morrison Group g ot in a round on Monday, Dec. 5, with the team of Cliff Steele, Butch Smith, Jim Cercy and Bob Stevens takingf irst place. Clark Austin, Len Westdale, Joe Graf and F red Evans were second and Larry Roy, David Kelly, Kenny Brunswick and Al Farrell were third. A Mens Day event was played Saturday, Dec. 3. David Kelly, Cecil Lemons, Jim Cercy and Al Farrell scored a -34 for the win, with Russ Rudd, Ken Koon, Bob Stevens and Lefty St. Pierre a shot behind at -33 for second. J.R. Messier, Butch Smith, Keith K incer and Len Persails were third with a -31. For closest to the pin on the day, Bob Wolf was closest at No. 3, Farrell to No. 5, Lemons at No. 12 and Larry Roy to No. 17. A n A.M. Scramble was played on Friday, Dec. 2, and Cliff Steele, Peggy Nicholson, Ken and Carolyn Brunswick won it with a 60. The Morrison Group was out and about Thursday, Dec. 2, and saw Len Brunswick and J.R. Messier team up to score 133 for the win. Frank Conroy and Harold Plagens were second with 136, Gerry Page and Joe Graf third with 137 and Bob Streeter and Gil Heier fourth at 138. A Mens Pro-Am was played Wednesday, Nov. 30. Cliffe Steele, Don Ethun and Harold Lee scored +10 for the win with Clark Austin, John Smutnick, Gary Riddle and Cecil Lemons totaled +5 for second. Individually, Smutnick won A Flight with +6, Clark Austin B Flight with +1 1/2, Lee took C Flight with +6 1/2 and Romun Belobvedich and Terry Lewis tied for the lead in D Flight with +3. The Golfettes played a round on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and saw Fran Niel, Michelle Koon, Peggy Nicholson and Babe McDonald take first with a -18. One shot behind, at -17, were Pat Kincer, Jeannine Persails, Peggy Wehunt and Carole McClay for second. The Morrison Group took to the course on Tuesday, Nov. 29, for a team event. Lefty St. Pierre, Bob Stevens, Cecil Lemons and Fred Evans teamed up for a -23 to win, with Keith Kincer, Hank Wunderlich, Frank Conroy and Tim Thomas carding a -21 for second. The Morrsion Group was more individualistic on Monday, Nov. 28, playing Individual Pro-Am Points. John Smutnick was first with +6, Jim Cercy second at +5, Frank Conroy and Cecil Lemons tied for third with +4 and Gerry Page and Lefty St. Pierre tied for fifth with +3. A Mens Day event was played Saturday, Nov. 26, with Cecil Lemons, Fred and Len Persails carding a -29 for the win. A two-way tie for seecond, with 28s, was seen between the teams of Larry Roy, Gil Heier and Frank Conroya nd Harold Plagens, Ken Koon, Bob W olf and All Farrell. Getting closest to the pin on the day, Wolf got to 4-feet, 11-inches from No.3 and Bob Streeter to 25-feet, 10-inches from No. 5. Lefty St. Pierre was 11-feet, 2-inche s from No. 12, with Hank Wunderlich g etting to 9-feet, 4-inches. A Mens Pro-Am was played Wednesday, Nov. 23, with John Smutnick, Bob Wolf, Johnny Wehunt and Gary Riddle taking first with +121 /2. K en Koon, Bob Stevens and Neil Purcell were second at +9 1/2. In Flight A, Smutnicks +9 got the win, while Tim Thomas +5 took Flight B. Harold Lee scored +5 1/2 to win F light C and Purcell won Flight D with a + 7. The Golfettes played Low Gross, Low Net on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Linda Therrien won the Low Gross in Flight A with an 87, while Betty LeBlanc shot a 76 for Low Net in thef light. Flight B Low Gross went to Pat Kincers 92, with Marybeth Carbys 71 getting Low Net. Babe McDonald shot a 103 to get Flight Cs Low Gross, with Low Net seeing a tie between Peggy Nicholson and Kay Conkle. The Morrison Group also played on Tuesday, Nov. 22, with Cliff Steele, Gil Heier, Jim Cercy and Joe Graf carding a -36 for the win. Kenny Brunswick, Donald M cDonald, Frederick Evans and Keith Kincer scoring a -30 for second. Continued from 1B MLBwinter meetings see plenty of wheeling and dealing The box of chocolates would have cost $106 million. SANDYALDERSON N.Y. Mets general manager


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 5B INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 9 9 COMMUNITYCALENDAR T he 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 byc alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alzheimers Association Support Group meets at 6 p .m. second Friday at the O aks of Avon in AvonPark. F or details, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the pub-l ic. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ford etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a.m., R otary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a c lass in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a .m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month atP lacid Lakes Town Hall B uilding, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through M arch from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Country Cruisers has a car show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woodys Bar-BQ parking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and d oor prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves w ings, fish and burgers at 6 p .m. Music provided from 7-11 p .m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Callr 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian C hurch, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. Call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is p layed at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 110 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club p lays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 P omegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every f ourth Friday at the post, 1224 C ounty Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5 :30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p .m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Cancer Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 3852974.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. W ednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College D rive, AvonPark. Call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a fleam arket from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. t o noon and pancake breakfast s erved from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the s ummer months. Plenty of off road parking. Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on thes econd Saturday at the club. T here will be dinner and music provided for dancing. R eservations are required by calling 382-2208. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,S ebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 6 83-0630. More information on o ther meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Hills Association h as a pancake breakfast from 8 -10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the clubh ouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the p ancakes, sausage, OJ, coffee or tea you can eat or drink for $3 for members and $3.50 for non-members. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast f rom 8-11 a.m. and horse raci ng at 5:30 p.m. every second a nd fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and mus i c is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. 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 m embers and their guests. Fo r 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. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, g o t o www.oa.org Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and playsp oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444.


C M Y K Low Vision Information Group meets Dec. 15SEBRING The Low Vision Information Groupw ill be meeting at noon on Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. J ohn United Methodist Church on Grand Prix Drive in Sebring in the EducationB uilding. Anyone experiencing problems with low vision o r the topic of the lecture are welcome to attend. Featured speaker will be A nnMarie Turner, business development with the Mulberry Pharmacy. Her topic is about the Direct Service Program of Pre-p ackaged Prescribed Medications and Vitamins, custom tailored for the individual. If you are getting your m eds mixed up this program may be the solution, espec ially if the prescription bottles are hard to read.M ulberry Pharmacy has a Direct Service Program, presorting and packaging according to dose and times of the day.They deliver rightt o your door each month. Also with automatic prescription refills, you save time and it is stress free. Anyone taking multiple d aily medications and/or vitamins can qualify and benefit from this program. Turner will answer all of your questions about insurance coverage, matching prices and extra prescriptions to take on vacation. This information group is hosted by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. If you would like to be on our post-card list for announcements, please call H.A.L.L.O. at 385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872. Also join them on Facebook..Better Breathers Support Group meets Dec. 16SEBRING The American Lung Association's Better Breathers Club is a Lung Health Support Club for adults with lung disease, and their families and friends. The club offers educational information on COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, sleep apnea, and other lung diseases. We feature different speakers each meeting ont opics ranging from living with lung diseases, equipm ent use, managing and coping with your disease. The next meeting is Friday, D ec. 16, at noon in Conference Room 3, upstairs a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, on Sun 'n Lake Boulevard. T he guest speaker will be Dr. Lacson, an infectious disease physician. He will discuss pseudomonas and other infections COPD patients cane ncounter. He will also talk about preventing pseudomonas from growing on home respiratory equipment. A healthy snack and beverage will be provided. Call M ike Napper at 402-3450. Outreach scheduleAce Homecare will offer t he following community outreach events: Monday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1p .m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. T uesday: 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, C.R. 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Heron's Landing, Heron's Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard; 1 p.m., H ealth Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27 Sebring. Wednesday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neibert's, U.S. 98, LakeP lacid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, L orida. Thursday: 9 a.m., Health Fair, Maranatha Village,A rbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., C aregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility 93 Balmoral Road, C .R. 621, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Coping with Transitions, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility 93 Balmoral Road, C.R. 621,L ake Placid Dec. 16, 7 a.m., Health Fair, ARC Residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon ParkM eal Site, Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, H ighlands Village, Villa Road, Sebring Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARR IN; 1.736"; 3"; B lack; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 6 6 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 0 0 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 1 1 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 5 5 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 7 7 HEALTHYLIVING ARAContentHow do you protect strawberries from an early frost? Some scientistsc hoose to insert a gene from an arctic flounder so the strawberries tolerate the cold, just like the fish. That may sound a bit strange toy ou, and mounting evidence indicates that tinkering with nature like this might even prove harmful. Its not just about strawberries either. The flounderberry is still lab research, but there are quitea few genetically modified organisms (GMOs already out on the market, on shelves, and in our homes. According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, more than three quarters of all processed foods on American grocery store shelves contain genetically modified (GM dients. That means that these ingredients were created through processes that combine the genetic building blocks of different species to produce new foods. In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA beets, a new form of GM corn and GM alfalfa to the list of GM crops that can be grown and used in food nationwide. For shoppers, it can be hard to identify foods with GM ingredients since manufacturers arent required to label GM foods. This isntt he case in Japan, Australia and Europe, where GM labeling is mandatory. But why all the fuss over a label? Recent research i ndicates that GM ingredients can correspond to a host of potentially worrisome health concerns, like food allergies and gastrointestinal, reproductive and immune problems. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has even gone so far as to encourage all physicians to prescribe non-GM diets to their patients. While GM food labeling in the U.S. isnt required, there are some ways consumers can currently identify non-GM foods. For example, you can look for the USDAOrganic Seal. By definition, USDA-certified organic foods cant containGM ingredients. You can also find an abundance of non-GM options in the produce aisle since GM ingredients appear most frequently in processed foods. Only corn and some varieties of squash, papaya, sugar beets and potatoes may come in GM varieties. In the rest of the grocery store, identifying GM foods can prove more difficult, however. Thats where the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit organization that sup-p orts non-GM products and helps educate consumers about them, comes in. The Non-GMO Project has a Product VerificationP rogram through which products can become verified as non-GMO, and earna seal on packaging that lets shoppers know the food doesnt contain GM ingredients. The non-profit Center for Food Safety is also helping shoppers navigate the aisles with the True Food Shoppers Guide app, which offers information on common GM ingredients and brands to choose or avoid. Organizations like The Non-GMO Project and Center for Food Safety have gone a long way toward helping shoppers make informed decisions about the food they purchase, but for consumers who would like to see mandatory labeling of GM Foods, the Just Label It! We Have the Right to Know campaign offers an opportunity to make their voices heard. Consumers can make a public comment in support of the petition online at www.justlabelit.org/. DearPharmacist: Ive been very sick with pancreatitis. Do youh ave any treatment regimens or vitamin recommendations that could stop this problem? J.M., Tulsa, Oklahoma Answer: I believe so, but it stuns m e that most people reading todays column arent interested in pancreatitis. They think it wont ever happen to them but the sad reality is there are a few things onp retty much every ones lunch and dinner table nowadays, that dramatically increases the risk for pancreatic problems and digestive disorders. If you dont know anyone with pancreatic problems, thinka gain. Diabetes and even certain digestive problems are huge clues t hat your pancreas needs help. I assume you are seeing a specialist, as pancreatitis is not some-t hing you should self treat. For most people, you hardly realize you even have a pancreas until it getso verworked, which isnt hard to do with the standard American diet, and overgrowth of micro-organisms in the gut. The pancreas just quietly and goes about its business ofs ecreting essential hormones to help you digest your food. Once inflamed, termed pancreatitisthe pancreatic enzymes literally start digesting the pancreas itself. T his causes pancreatic insufficiency, hallmarked by pale, bulky or malodorous stools, as well as undigested food/fat that is easily visible in the stool. It can cause incredible pain, usually left-sidedo r radiating to the back. Adiet of processed foods and h igh-fat or fried foods can increase your risk for pancreatic complications. So can certain popular med-i cations known to harm the panc reas. Ive covered everything you about this in my ebook, Understanding Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer which was just released in November, NationalP ancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Ive emailed you a free c opy, but let me tell everyone else about it. It will shock most people to learn t hat a very popular, supposed healthy beverage is actually destroying your pancreas. Contraryt o what some physicians say, I have researched and found natural dietary supplements (herbals eliminate, or at least reduce the intensity of pain. Y ou will learn how eating one certain vegetable every day can support digestive health, and at the same lower blood pressure. Ill teach you about two metaboli c pathways that are hyperactive in people with cancer, and exactly which foods and supplements turn off these pathways. Why would I spend two years to write a book that affects a smallp ercentage of people? Because pancreatitis sufferers have so few o ptions, the pain is disabling, and incidence is on the rise. My book is one-of-a-kind and p rints out to 120 pages. It elaborates on dozens of natural dietary supplements including dandelion, chamomile, resveratrol, pepperm int, glutamine, vitamin E and astaxanthin among others. I have worldwide readership, so t here are herbal options from the Chinese and Ayurvedic perspectiv e. Im so proud of this ebook, it will help ease suffering, and hopefully, prevent some of you from getting it. Understanding Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer is now available for purchase on Kindles fromA mazon.com, and from my website S uzyCohen.com as an ebook. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For m ore information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This informa-t ion is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Understanding pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots ARAContent Checking the labels on the food you buy is always a wise decision. Shopping advice: knowing whats in your food


C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCAS EBRING This Third Sunday in Advent C elebration will be led by t he Rev. Jefferson Cox. Lector/Assistant will be JimF iedler. C ongregational meeting following morning worship service. O n Sunday, Dec. 18 the church will decorate Christmas tree with Chrismons at 4 p.m., followed by Agape fellowshipd inner. A special Christmas Eve s ervice at 7 p.m. will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. The church is helping fill Christmas bags for our veterans in local nursing homes and overseas. Items neededa re small packs of toiletries l ike shaving cream, razors, g um, candy and chocolates, cookies of all kinds. For more information, call Donna Klemm or Joe Wortman at 382-0140.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Lift Up Your Eyes (John 4:35b e the message presented by Minister Larry Roberts on Sunday. The Sunday evening service will be a Bible study from the book of Nehemiah. On Sunday night there will be a teen activity. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This Third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled s, Donts and Done. This Wednesday evening (Dec. 14Advent Midweek celebration beginning at 6 p.m. with a soup supper followed by a service of evening prayer. Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching, Waiting with Joy. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchS EBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled God the Preserver o f Man. The keynote is from Psalms 55:22, Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: The church is at 146 N. Franklin Street.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Witnesses of Truth: Part 4 at the Sunday m orning service. The W ednesday night Bible study will continue the book o f Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID W ednesday, Dec. 7 was the 10th annual Christmas Benefit Concert presented by Grace Harmony Music Ministry. Admission was a non-perishable food item for Manna Ministries. One hundred percent of the Love Offering went to the Potters House. Watch for the church float in the Lake Placid Christmas Parade on Saturday. There is no Lunch Bunch scheduled for November or December, the next one will be Jan. 26 at the Olive Garden in Sebring. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, rue Light, True Love with Scripture taken from John 1:1-28. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road C all 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.c o m/.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning is the third Sunday in Advent. Pastor GaryK indles will be delivering his sermon entitled: John the Baptist from John 1:68, 19-28. Tuesday Bible Study with with the pastor on the book of John has been stoppedu ntil January. Thye 8 a.m. service can b e heard live on WITS 1340 AM, this weeks broadcast is sponsored by Cindy Hurner, in Honor of Gods Glory. Pastor Kindles sermon f or Wednesday will be entitled: Waiting with Joy The church will offer two Christmas Eve services. The early service onC hristmas Eve will start at 7 p.m. and will be a childrens service with a Christmas play Christmas in Bethlehem being performed by the children of Faith Lutheran Church. There will also be an 11 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve, also offering communion. Christmas Day there will be one service on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., no Sunday school. New Years Eve there will be a communion Service at7 p.m. and on New Years Day the church will be offering Communion Service at 10 a.m., no Sunday school.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK This C hristmas season, the pastor is presenting a sermon series The True Purpose of the Christmas Holiday. This weeks sermon is TheM essage of Hope with Scripture being Luke 1:2638. A t the Christmas Gift Celebration on Dec. 18, the c hurch family will be sharing their talents through song, poem, Scripture reading and other unique gifts that God has blessed usw ith. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail us at firstchristianap@embarq-m ail.com with any questions or to request information. T he website is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Third Sunday in Advent, will beD iane Beidler and Betty Simpson. Communion will be served by Mike Graves, Chris Baker, Jayne Weldy and Juanita Roberts. Greeting the congregation this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Mike Graves and Catherine Baker are the readers during the short service to light the Third Advent candle as we await the birth of baby Jesus on Christmas Day. The pastors sermon is titled Gold, Frankincense The Gracious Mistress of t he Parsonage had commandeered the Christmas decorating operation for yet another year. I am not quite sure how she remembersw hen to start all of this, because the thought had not yet entered my mind. H ere it is Christmas and I am about as prepared for Christmas this year as I wasl ast year. One of the great things about my wife is that s he keeps all of these holidays in order and on time. I am still reeling from myT hanksgiving Day turkey indulgence. O nce again, our home is in decorating mode. My great contribution to the Christmas holiday decorating plan is to keep out ofm y wifes way. One year I tried to help her and lets j ust say we will not repeat that again. I just have no decorating expertise at all. Ic annot tell the difference between a wrapping bow a nd a Christmas tree bulb. Before I could get out of the way of the decorating f renzy in our home, I ran across something in the back of a box. How it got there, I have no way of knowing. How I got up thism orning, I have no way of knowing either. However, there was a photo album from when I was a young person. I want to stress the fact that there was a time when I w as a young person. We will not discuss how long agot hat was, but just know that there was a time in my illustrious career when I was a young person. I opened up the album a nd saw all of those photographs from when I was a young person. The photograph that really caught my attention was one takenb efore I was one year old. I had forgotten this photo. Of course, I have no recollection of when that photo was taken. I was about nine months old and I was mostly occupied with the rascal who confiscated my bottle. I had simple concerns at that time. I was not worried for example about world affairs, politics or the economy. As long as I knew where my next bottle was coming from, I was a happy little camper in a diaper. I miss those days of naivety. I am looking forward someday returning to that state of mind. I delighted looking at all of those pictures of whats was supposed to be me when I was very young. Then I found a picture I had completely forgotten about. It is valuable at times to go back and relive the past.I know you cannot really relive the past, but you can look at the past and see how far you have come. Photographs are a marvelous way of reliving the past. These were the old black and white photographs, so you know how long ago that was. The photo that really caught my attention was when I was very young. I believe this is the first photo ever taken of me. It was in the year of our Lord 1951 and I was nine months old. Looking at that picture I had to admit to myself that I really was a cute little guy. It was a black-and-white photo but my mother had carefully colored it with crayons. She did a marvelous job but then she had a great piece of work to b egin with, if I say so myself. The important thing about t his photo was it was a picture of me, but it was also a picture of the winner of thec utest baby award in our community in 1951. I had w on a beauty award when barely 9 months old. How many people can boasta bout that? I really do not know any o f the details of that beauty contest. After all, every nine-month-old baby is cute.I really do not think I was the cutest baby but thena gain I won the title and I have the picture in my hand. U nfortunately my beauty career peak then and it has been on a downward slidee ver since. I have the skid marks to prove it. A fter looking at that picture for a while, went into the bathroom and looked i nto the mirror. What a shock. I could not see any resemblance in the mirror to anything in the picture. It would be a stretch for any-b ody to say that the two pictures were of the same person. When anybody says that beauty is in the eyes of theb eholder I would like to correct them and say that beaut y is in the hands of the holder of a picture of theb aby who won the cutest baby award in 1951. In the years since that picture was taken, I have lived quite a bit and FatherT ime has carved his initials on my face. I can honestly say I am not the same person in that photo. What innocence then. Whatn aivety. There in that photo was a person who had not yet experienced the lumps of life yet. The verse of Scripture that has encouraged me throughout my life has been Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV rust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Life is full of ups and downs, gains and losses but in the end, those who trust Christ are marvelously guided throughout life and enjoy life of blessing to the Lord. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 7B LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 2 2 FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 4 4 RELIGION Whatever happened to cute? Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder R ELIGION NEWSGUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ubl ishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to edit or@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For i nformation,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page 8B N ews-Sun staffSEBRING Along anticipated y outh event is set for Sunday featuring Chad Varga, an inspirational and motivational speaker that has spoken to millions of students nationwide. The Big Event is headed by the Youth f or Christ Highlands County organization and will be held at Firemens Field in Sebring from 3-8 p.m. and is open to all denominations. There is no admission price. Y outh for Christ is working in conjunction with the Highlands County Impact Team to bring students and fam-i lies together. More than 500 volunteers have been working diligently to bring the event to the community. N umerous local churches and businesses are teaming up with the two organizations to create a free event that will inform and inspire each and everyp erson in attendance. Varga has spoken at each of the middle and high schools in Highlands County (as well as the Highlands County Jail and numerous churches int he area) and is ready to take on the community as a whole by delivering the powerful and touching story of his life. Varga speaks about numerous topics including bullying, child abuse ando vercoming some of lifes toughest obstacles. Musical entertainment will be prov ided by Newworldson a highly popular band that has performed on stages worldwide. The band will performb efore and following Varga. Bishop Freeze will also provide entertainment and a strong message for the audience. F ood and refreshments will be available at no costs. The event will also include plenty of games and several prizes. Prizes include laptop, iPad, iPad2, i Pod, Play Station 3, XBOX 360, televisions, DVD players and more. The grand prize will be a car for one lucky student. For more information, visit the Big E vents Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/167664009999046/ orwww.highlandsyfc.org/bigevent/.C all the Youth for Christ office at 3860005 for additonal information. Tickets may be picked up at schools f rom Youth for Christ students or at several local churches. The Big Event to feature Chad Varga, Newworldson at Firemens Field CH URCHNE WS


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun t hat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to c ome worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult B ible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. childrens choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midw ay between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; S unday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a .m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 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.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the 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 routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP and Myrrh, taken from Matthew 2:9-12. C arol Graves and Ann Van Covering will be working with Childrens Church the whole month of December. The church is at 510 Poinsettia A ve. in Sebring.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING The Followers is the title of this Third Sunday in Advent sermon, given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. The Christmas banquet is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in fellowship hall.R eservations required.First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING The service this Sunday morning will be a C hristmas message in song and word by the adult choir. Everyone is invited to the Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon int he Family Life Center. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 e ach Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. service. C all the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine Street. The website is www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Welcome back Pastor Ron Zimmer from Grace PointeW est in California, where they celebrated Christmas together. Faces of Grace, the kidsclass, will be having their Christmas party this week. S unday, Pastor Zimmer continues the river renewal series Making the Wilderness a Pasture.H as it been a wilderness for you in 2011? The website is www.gracep ointeministries.net/. Ustream available (live or 24/7 i ces in Sebring. Log on to ustream.tv and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. If youw ould like to join live on Friday nights, call (863Heartland Christian S EBRING The annual Christmas musical this year is It C ame Upon a Midnight Clear featuring the Heartland Singers the L ittle Heartland Singers, skits, solos and a wonderful Christmas program. Sunday Morning at 9 a.m.: Adult Sunday School led by FranV anHooreweghe. Tuesday adult Bible study is Living on the Edge taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night youth prog rams are taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate R oute 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693M emorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage W orship Service. AChristmas musical, Night of the Fathers Love, will be present-e d at the Celebration Service by the Sanctuary Choir under the d irection of Pastor Claude Burnett. Kathy White, a memorial member and principal of Lakeview Christian School, will speak at the New Song Contemporary WorshipS ervice in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. A fter the Christmas Musical, homemade cookies will be for sale. T hey are gift-wrapped for Christmas at Rob Reynolds Hall. The proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. C all 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, APromise to Abram is taken from Genesis 15 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sundaym orning and evening worship service messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study. The church will have services on Christmas Day, however,s ince the last Sunday will be Christmas Day, the end-of-them onth-sing will be Dec. 18.St. John United Methodist ChurchS EBRING Love! with biblical reference from Isaiah 61:8-11 will be the topic for Sunday mornings sermon. Aspaghetti dinner is planned at 4 5 and 6 p.m., on Tuesday. Wednesday evenings Advent V esper Service will feature Christmas Traditions.Spring Lake Presbyterian S EBRING The Two From Galilee is the title of the Sunday morning sermon given by the Rev D on Davis. The Scripture will be taken from Matthew 1:18-25.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at8 170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers S unday morning sermon will be Divine Yet Human. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchS EBRING On the third Sunday in Advent Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum will be preaching on Joy The youth will be attending the Chad Varga Youth Event at Firemans Field at 3 p.m. The Difference Makers Youth m eet Sunday and Wednesday evenings (call for times The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Churchp hone is 471-6140. Pastors cell i s 2 73-3674. For church information and the pastors messages, go tow ww.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 7B RELIGION Church News


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy 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 withH ealing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesdays ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bringa dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 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 with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American 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 independentc ommunity church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown i ng@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a .m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. C ommunity service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Christmas cantata at LP NazareneL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene will be presenting their annual Christmas program on Sunday. This years presentation will be thec antata Mary, Did You Know? performed by the Christmas Choir, a 14-voice ensemble led by Vanessa Sackett. The church is at 512 W. I nterlake Drive in Lake Placid. The cantata will be presented during the 10:45 a.m. service. Other Christmas activities include a night of caroling and as pecial Christmas observance. This special service will be filled with many talented vocalists and musi-c ians presenting Christmas songs, both old and new, on Christmas Day which will begin at 10 a.m. onD ec. 25. For more information, call Pastor Tim Taylor at 446-1339.Wacasters at Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAVON PARK Award-winning Nashville recording artists the Wacaster Family will be perform-i ng at the Pentecost Holiness Church, 312 S. Avon Park Estates in Avon Park on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. All are welcome to come and worship the Lord witht he Wacasters.Prime Timers hosting luncheonL AKE PLACID The Prime Timers of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid at 119 E. Royal PalmS t. will host a covered dish luncheon at noon on Monday in the fellowship hall. The Sweet Adelinesw ill be singing. Bring a covered dish and a friend.Bridal and formal sales plannedA VON PARK The Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Community Services will host a bridal and formal sale from 5-8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday throughD ecember at 596 US. 27 N. For more information, call Bunny Peterson at 784-4050 or Mavis Sager at 452-2593.Maranatha Baptist hosting productionSEBRING Maranatha Baptist Church will present its productiono f From Christmas to Calvary with performancesat 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 and at 6 p.m. onS unday, Dec. 18. Director Jan Burgess is being assisted with the drama by PatS eddon. Accompanists are Judy Tinkham and Ann Truax. Solos are being sung by Joyce Walmsley, Cathy Witham, Stan Mohr and Wayne Mattson. Drama parts areb eing played by Donna Bondi, Gary Hanson, Sharon Mattson, Wayne Mattson, Mary Schuster, Pat Seddon and David Waite with childrens parts played by guestsA bbey Altman and Grant Rittenour. The story is about a choir whose members are reluctant to go Christmas caroling because they are too busy frantically preparingf or Christmas. Then they encounter a grandfather who finds it difficult to lookbeyond the failures and hypocrisy of people in the church to the real reason for Christmas.T hey come together to realize that Jesus was born in a manger to go eventually to the cross of Calvaryt o die for the sins of all mankind. The church is on Arbuckle Creek Road, one-half mile east ofH ighlands/MLK Boulevard in Sebring. For more information, call 382-8594 or 382-4301.Christmas with the Celts setSEBRING Marcille Wallis and friends will perform a variety of Christmas music in the Celtic style at the St. John United M ethodist Church 2011-2012 Concert Series at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. T hey will be featured on the dulcimer, flute, guitar, fiddle and bagpipes. This is a return performancef or the group. Based in Florida, Wallis and her group perform frequently throughout the U.S. at concerts, festivals, theme parks and lecture settings. St. John United Methodist C hurch is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. For information, call 382-1736. RELIGION The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K Sept. 16Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to James L. Crowe, L21 Pine and Lake Sub, $122,000. Dennis Nelson McClure to Dennis Nelson McClure, L22/23 Blk 302 Lake Sebring Sub, $100. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Maribel Barrera, L12 Blk 18 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 4, $28,000. Roland T. Pierre to Michele K oon, Unit 12-G Casa Del Lago Condo Phase 12 St., $100. Eghbal Jalali to Gholam R. O midipour, PT Sec. 20-35-30, $ 100. A nita Agnes Murphy to Lazaro P adron, L11 Blk 252 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 20, $175,000. James A. Schell to Robert S. Smith, PT L26/27 Blk 88 Town of Sebring, $40,000. Dorothy L. Kinsella to Thomas P. Kinsella, L3 Blk K Spring Lake Village 11, $100. Aaron T. Peavy to Homer B. Gordon Jr., TR 5 Blk 21 River Ridge Ranches Unrec, $64,000. Ridge Area ARC Inc. to Ronald P. Cochran, L10 Lake Sebring Est., $170,000. D ustin Beerbower to Amanda Keim, L5338/5339 Avon Park Lakes Unit 17, $64,000. Camden Real Estate Co. to S ebring Healthcare Investors, L3/5 PT L1/2 Blk 79 Town of Sebring 2nd Add, $301,000. S tephen Richard Pizzella to Stephen Richard Pizzella, L14 Blk 324 Leisure Lakes Sec. 10, $100. Artistic Towing & Recovery Inc. to Michele L. Hall, L11 Blk 40 Palmhurst Sub, $4,000. A lexander Reitor to Mirta LoisR eitor, L243 Grayces Mobile Est. 2 nd Add, $100. W ells Fargo Bank to James E. U pchurch Jr., PT 13 Blk 278 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13/Easement, $26,400. S waine & Leidel to John 14:6, P T L9 Blk 63 Town of Sebring, $ 100.S ept. 19Dolores Brittenum to Janet R. Pye, L1/2 Blk 69 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8 Resub, $67,000. B etty Gibbs to Dannie Osbourne, L 14 Blk 302 Leisure Lakes Sec. 13, $ 2,500. C lyde Dudley to Seivey L. Spry, L3 PT L2 Blk 3 Skipper and Lanier Sub, $45,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Wells Fargo Bank, L25 Blk 72 Placid Lakes Sec. 7, $0. M idfirst Bank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, L15 Blk 123 Placid Lakes Sec. 10, $100. J. Richard Greider to Highlands County Commissioners, L35 Blk 100 Placid Lakes Sec. 15, $40,000. P atricia M. Woeppel to Robert Strathy, L12 Blk G Tomoka Heights Sec. 9,$28,000. Khalmack of South Florida Inc. to Roberto A. Ponce, L9 Blk 53 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $85,000. MPC Land Investment Co. Inc. to Gordon E. Thomas, PT Sec. 28-3629/Easement, $299,900. Stockbridge Capital to Eric Lane, L2 Blk 623 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $100. United States of America to Robin Rodriguez, L22 Sparta Hts., $28,000. Gustavo A. Morales to Gustavo A. Morales, L603 Las Palmas Resort, $100. Jim D. Allman to Jim D. Allman, L5 Blk 12 Lake Letta Est. Sub, $100. Maria V. Moreno to Maria V. Moreno, L4 Blk B Clearview Terrace, $100. Lon E. Chisum to Lonnie E. Chisum, L19 Blk 263 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 20, $100. Jonathan C. Zahn to Victoria M. Zahn Family Trust, Unit 206 Fairway Villas II Condo, $100. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to JP Morgan Chase Bank, L44 Ridgewood Est., $100. Alvin R. Holton to Edward J. Tunning, Cluster 29 Country Club Villas I Phase III of Spring Lake Unit A, $57,500.Sept. 20Stanley Rice to Shirley Rice, L27 Blk 145 Lakewood Terrace Add, $100. Wesley H. Carter to Gary L. Bagwell, PT L22 Blk 1 Stump Sub, $90,000. Lloyd Gadd to Bela Malacsina, L4-6 Blk 1 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec. 34, $140,000. Margie N. Murray to David M. Thomas PT L511 Golf Hammock Unit V/Corrective, $0. D avid M. Thomas to Joe D. J ernigan, PT L511 Golf Hammock U nit V, $161,000. G ary Francke to Mark Francke, L 203 Sebring Hills, $100. Nationstar Mortgage to Frank A. Celentano, L13/14 Blk 13 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1, $47,000. Robert D. Knickerbocker to David E. Smith, PT L8/9 Blk 2 Sun'N Lake Est. Holiday Country Club Sec., $70,000. Patrisa V. Trimnal to Roy M. Darnell, L14 Blk 140 Placid Lakes Sec. 11, $60,000. Diana Latta to Bluewaters Florida Land, L5 Blk 5 Highlands Park Est. Sec. C/Others, $100. E rnest Jacobs to George E. Maurer III, L5/6 Blk 197 Placid L akes Sec. 18, $100. P orfirio Maldonado Fontan to O lga Maldanoado Quinone, L14 Blk 1 42 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 18, $0. P eggy Mae Sprankle to Adan Padilla, L15/16 Blk 14 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec. 27, $50,000.S ept. 21Donald Gonzalez to Bobby D. Sexton Sr., L21/36 Blk 82 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 18, $100. M ajor M. Johnson to Major M. J ohnson, L15 PT L14 Wilsons Lake Josephine Sub, $100. R ebecca T. Johnson to Rebecca T. Johnson, L188 Golf Hammock Unit III, $0. L on E. Sinness to Lon E. S inness, L268 West Sebring Est. S ec. B, $100. S tephen E. Winegard II to Merle J. Davidson, PT Tract L Red Water Lake Est., $10,000. S tephen E. Winegard II to Dolores M. Davidson, PT Tract L Red Water Lake Est., $10,000. Peter R. Hardy to Beth H. W atson, L2 PT L1 Blk 116 Lake View Place, $73,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Edward Kasperczyk, PT L13/14 Blk 47 Sebring Lakes Unit 4-A, $95,100. James A. Pough to James A. P ough, L9/10 Blk G Tulane Sub, $ 100. P aul M. Siegel to Robert Alan G osney, L47/48 Blk 2 Erin Park, $0. Paul M. Siegel to Robert Alan Gosney, L42 Blk 4 Erin Park, $0. F. Elgin Bayless Jr. to Machado F amily Ltd. Ptn. No. 1, PT Sec. 3237-31/Other, $20,900. Steven Richman to Marsha R ichman, Cluster 14 Unit G Country Club Villas I Phase II Spring Lake, $5,000. James Edward Bell to Terri Lynn Bell, L10 Blk 2 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $100. T annis Lynn Overstreet to Deborah Warner Overstreet, L53 Blk 266 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring U nit 13, $100. Ruth Maribel Nobio to Jose Nobio, L7 Blk 93 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 11, $100. G ary Neal to James W. Douberly, L7/8 Blk 47 Sebring Lakes Unit 4A, $ 72,000. Charles A. Rogers to Doris Jean Ehnis, L166 Fairmount Mobile Est., $100. Nancy J. Lambert to C. Dionisio Christian, L11 Blk C Silver Fox Ranch, $116,000. H. Irene Robinson to Richard A. Giordano, L485 Golf Hammock Unit V, $157,500. Camillo A. Guzman to Joelky Elizabeth Martinez, L6 Blk 1 Spring Lake Village VI, $5,500. Christopher Cornelius to Daniel T. Fisher, L48-50 Blk 16 Sebring Lakes Unit 2, $48,500. Adam Willis to Joshua S. Goodwin, L7000/7001 Avon Park Lakes Unit 22, $65,000.Sept. 22Walter Raczkowski to Dennis Raczkowski, L11 Lake Viola Sub, $0. Bluewaters Florida Land to Terry Larson, L16-19 Blk 183 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11/Others, $100. Bluewaters Florida Land to D arryl Tucker, L19 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. C, $100. B luewaters Florida Land to Michiel C. Fennema, L5 Blk 5 Highlands Park Est. Sec. C, $100. William J. Stephenson to William J. Stephenson, Unit 7E Casa Del Lago Condo Phase 7, $100. Rodney C. Hawley to Rodney C. Hawley, L7/8 Blk 3 Highlands Park Est. Sec. G, $100. Danny Edward Masuth to Beder H ome Inc., L810 Sebring Hills, $ 65,000. D anny Edward Masuth to Beder H ome Inc., L810 Sebring Hills, $0. R aymond W. Fox to Jill P. Ashley, L4 PT L3 Blk 6 Harder Hall Country C lub II, $50,000. B AC Florida Bank to Victor Figueroa Martinez, PT L4 Blk 20 Sebring Hills South, $35,500. BAC Florida Bank to Antonio Quintana-Rivera, PT L4 Blk 20 Sebring Hills South, $35,500. Carol Ann Nesci to Janice Lee Mack, L509 Sebring Hills, $75,000. John Vosilla to Andrew Marcy, L3/4 Blk 1 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $108,000. William H. Hugo to David Eric Dwinell, L13/14 Blk 22 Highlands Park Est. Sec. K, $70,000. Thomas E. Palmer to Pamela M. Huff, L56-A Vantage Point, $1,000. Dorothy L. Gladue to Nancy Nielsen, L17 Beasley Unrec, $100. M ichael A. Hutchison to Deborah D. Casebier, L15 Blk 9 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $100. O wen Bennett to Lucas D. Giller, L 10 Blk 6 Sebring Hills South, $79,900. Hector Enrique Marin to Hector E. Marin, L17 Blk 216 Placid Lakes Sec. 11 Revised, $100.S ept. 23L onnie G. Tucker to Jeffrey J. Sinclair, Week 15 Parcel 19 Harder Hall Resort Club LakesideE II, $10. Rudolph Moroziewicki to Celeste Carr, L4882/4883 Avon Park Lakes Unit 15, $100,000. Gurzel Cummings to Sandra C ummings Sibblies, L6 Blk 3 Sebring Villas 1st Add, $100. J ohn E. Gregalot to Jill A. Gregalot, L28 Blk 2 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9, $100. David P. Harrison to David Lamar H arrison, Tracts B/D In Sec. 3-373 0, $665,400. L ee D. Badgett to Caldwell Citrus G roves, PT L7 Blk 4 Town of Avon Park, $14,200. Arthur L. Badgett to Caldwell C itrus Groves, PT L7 Blk 4 Town of Avon Park, $14,200. Dunham Badgett Groves to C aldwell Citrus Groves, PT L7 Blk 4 T own of Avon Park, $56,700. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. to F ederal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., L3 Blk A Kaywood Add, $100. Arlene A. Duvall to Arlene A. D uvall, L16 Blk 7 Lake Blue Est. Sub, $100. D avid P. Harrison to Good Days Caladiums, Tracts A/C In Sec. 3-3730, $749,200. John Stanyer Baal to John Baal, L33 Blk 21 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $100. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Janice A. Jadusingh, L17 Blk 135 Placid Lakes Sec. 11/Rerecorded, $0. Gladys L. Jurczik to C. Dionisio Christian, L11 Blk C Silver Fox Ranch, $100. Ralph Baumgardner to David A. Davis, L83 Brunner's Mobile Est., $42,000. James Bullard Jr. to Robert E. Whirley, L2A Thunderbird Hill Village II, $66,500. James S. Sottile Sr. to John W. Kromholz, L19 PT L18 Tract U Sebring, $105,000. Pizza Hut of America Inc. to Realty Income Properties 13, PT Sec. 6-37-30, $462,400. Sheela Minckler to Heidi A. Minckler, L20 Selah Acres, $100. Barbara A. Stills to Diana Perkins, L29 Blk 4 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $135,000. Mary Ann Ronk to Deyben Fabian-Tomas, L10 Blk 417 Hillcrest Hts. Sub, $100. Felix Cuevas Maldonado to Jason ONeal Robles Lugo, L11 Blk1 2 Highlands Park Est. Sec. H, $ 8,000. J ohanna U. Libero to Johanna U. L ibero, L27A Thunderbird Hill V illage II, $100. Ilona Fortunato to John Fredrick Mendez, L4 Blk 2 Lake Ridge Est., $100. Ilona Fortunato to Ralph Levin, L5 Blk 2 Lake Ridge Est., $100.S ept. 26Lane J. Capp to Linda K. Capp, L14 Blk 4 Florida Highlands, $100. MPC Land Investment Co. Inc. to Frank S. Thomas, PT Sec. 28-3629/Easement, $279,900. Alan G. Buchanan to Alan G. Buchanan, L30 Blk 12 Orange Blossom Est. Sub Unit 6, $100. Patricia L. Jenkins to Patricia V. J enkins, PT L3 Blk 14 Town of Avon P ark, $100. Lisa P. Juliano to Phillip A. Stieve, L27 Blk 10 Sylvan Shores E st. Sec. C, $57,500. A lan Edward Withrow to Pedro Pagan, L163 Sebring Hills, $ 50,000. M ark W. Gistinger to James F. Giglio, L16/17 Blk 210 Leisure L akes Sec. 14, $49,000. Alan H. Underwood to Phoenix Properties of Lake Placid, L3-7 Blk 3 J M Andrews Sub of Lake S tearns, $100. Alfred H. Underwood to Phoenix P roperties of Lake Placid, L328 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $100. Valbert G. Pusey to Gaynett McLaughlin, L15 Blk 6 Sun'N LakesE st. Acres Sec. 34, $100. Norman T. Gensolin to Estrellita B. Gensolin, PT Sec. 28-33-29, $ 100. N orman T. Gensolin to Estrellita B. Gensolin, L1 Blk 780 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 15R2, $100. Norman T. Gensolin to Estrellita B. Gensolin, Blks 66/67 Lake Lillian Sec. of Highlands Lakes Sub R eplat, $100. Norman T. Gensolin to Estrellita B Gensolin, PT L2/3 Blk 34 Pabor L ake Colony, $100. Jaime Mejia to Rigoberto Mejia, L3 Blk 1 Altamont Place Add 2, $100. O liver Stoeckle to Carlos E. Garcia-Prieto, L14 Country Club of S ebring Phase 2 Sec. 2 Sterling Oaks, $245,000. Larry C. Musgrave to William H. Owens, L17 Blk 72 Placid Lakes Sec. 7, $26,000. Geoffrey S. Balog to Debbie D. B alog, L10 Blk 2 Country Walk, $100. Roselaine Bustin to Calvin Hudson, L21 Blk 11 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $65,000. Donna Beach to John N. Chuba, L389 Fairmount Mobile Est., $70,000. Delphine Malopolski to Robert J. Hugo, L6 Country Club of Sebring Phase 2 Sec. 2 Sterling Oaks, $239,900. Myrtle Austin to Myrtle Austin, PT L8 Blk 14 Town of Avon Park, $100. Linda Diane Walls to Lon E. Sinness, L14 Blk 9 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1 Replat, $52,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Jerry Marshall, L26 Blk 344 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $177,000. J.E. Futch Custom Homes Inc. to Kandice K. Edwards, L14 Blk 55 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $117,000. Richard Levi Hargrove to Marcia Anne Hargrove, L1446/1447 Avon Park Lakes Unit 4, $100. Linda Irwin Martin to Linda Irwin Martin, L36B Thunderbird Hill Village II, $100. Richard Levi Hargrove to Marcia Anne Hargrove, L1448/1449 Avon Park Lakes Unit 4, $100. William T. Campbell Sr. to W illiam T. Campbell Sr., L17-20 Blk A Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $100. O scar A. Rodriguez to Oscar A. R odriguez, L9 Blk 82 Sun'N Lake E st. Sec. 9, $100.S ept. 27Heartland Family Homes Corp. to James Arthur Pacheco, L35 Blk 1 Venetian Village Revised, $90,000. Thomas W. Clark to Evan Wilson, Week 46 Unit 1A Linkside Villas Resort Condo, $100. Citimortgage Inc. to Jennifer Robinson, L12 Blk 176 Woodlawn Terrace, $37,100. U.S. Bank to Jennifer L. Chambers, L11/12 Blk 2 Lake Sirena Shores Resub, $86,500. Andrew T. Johnston to Jacqueline M. Johnston, L15 Blk 261 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 20, $100. Regina McGathey to Joseph W. McGathey, L15 Blk 11 Sebring Hills S outh, $100. Michael A. Meyer to MacGregor J Gentleman, L433 Golf Hammock Unit V, $143,000. Richard L. Couture to Charles V. Stratton, PT L11 Blk 3 Lake and Ranch Club 1st Add, $14,000. David W. Becht to Joseph C. Reilly, L12 Blk AA Spring Lake Village V, $178,500. L ucile Holloway to William B. Powell Jr., L8B PT L8A Blk E T omoka Hts. Sec. 4, $105,000. J ean W. Moyer to Pamela J. Hart, L28/29 Blk 262 Sun'N Lake E st. Sebring Unit 13/Rerecorded, $0. Betty J. Braden to Mark David B raden, L12 Blk Y Spring Lake V illage VI, $25,000. J ohn L. Sedlock to Angel L. Pesquera, PT L1 Blk 32 Town of A von Park, $87,400. Lucille M. Meyers to Lucille M. Meyers, L13/14 Blk B Cherokee Heights, $100. Aaron T. Peavy to Homer B. Gordon Jr., PT Sec. 21-332 9/Rerecorded, $0. R aymond L. Negron Jr. to Shane Michael Dennis, L4117/4118 Avon Park Lakes Unit 13/Other, $93,000. Forrest L. Clady to Forrest L. Clady, L33 Blk 30 Leisure Lake Sec. 4/Corrective, $2. P auline Brown to Christy Carlbert, Unit 1E Interlake Apartment Condo, $100.Sept. 28Arthur Louis Owens to Jerry Wachter, L2 Eaves Est./Corrective, $ 100. J erry Wachter to Trevor Shawn Wachter, L2 Eaves Est., $100. B ank of America to to Robert S. S mith, L739 Sebring Ridge Sec. E, $61,000. Robert J. Hunt to First Church of Christ Scientist, L29 Blk 3 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 5, $100. Leatha A. Wells to Leatha A. W ells, Unit 110 Fountainhead Condo/Other, $100. Ardell L. Klostermann to Teresa Heiring, L13 Blk B Heirings Sub No. 2/Corrective, $100. Rhoda Straw to Armando Vasquez, L7/8 Blk 98 Red Hill Farms Sub, $26,000. Royal G. Lamb Jr. to Kathryn G. Lamb-Johnson, L7 Blk 1 Schaffner Est., $5,000. TD Bank to Charles W. Hwang Jr., L2 Blk 32 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $1,100. Highlands Independent Bank to Guadalupe Evangelina Casares, L655 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $25,000. Linda Travers to Wauchula State B ank, L3 Blk 18 Sebring Ridge Sec. G $90,000. I rene Carpenter to Normand W. Guay, L18A Hidden Creek, $75,000. R obert A. Ganas to Crystal L. Brackett, PT Sec. 5-35-29, $120,000.S ept. 30Kathryn L. Wagner to Lafe E. Pettry, L2 Blk 52 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 5, $100. Kathryn Wagner to Lafe E. Pettry, L1 Blk 4 Sun'N Lake Est. Acres, $100. Mink Associate I to City of Avon Park, PT Crystal Lake Golf Club/Easement/Others, $20,000. G eorge F. Davis III to Pamela L. B rown, L22 Blk 3 West Sebring Est. Sec. A, $38,000. Patrick Graham to Frank D eFazio, L31 Blk 28 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $42,000. Y ohayra Guerrero to Jahna Jamala Joseph, Week 31 Parcel 3 Harder Hall Resort Club Lakeside I, $100. Darrylin D. Severino to Beryl Duffie, L55 Blk 261 Sun'N Lake Sebring Unit 13, $100. Thomas W. Carver to Larry Scott T urner, PT L1-4 Blk 4 In Sec. 16-3631/Easement, $25,000. J ay B. Porter to Oliver Scott S hoemaker, L9A Hidden Creek Villas, $71,000. E ddie Hoy Wyatt to Eddie Hoy Wyatt, L193 Fairmount Mobile Est., $100. Rebecca J. Wacker to Rebecca J. W acker, L5 Blk N Sun'N Lake Est. S ec. 4, $0. B arbara R. Snider to Barbara R. S nider, L11 Blk D Spring Lake Village IV, $100. David B. Saltzman to Jimmy L. Frazier Sr., L1 Lake Side Park, $212,000. Mara Mundinger to Aly M undinger, Unit 14C The Manors II U nrec, $100. Citimortgage Inc. to Secretary of H ousing & Urban Development, L8 Blk C Sebring Lake Village III, $100. Peggy H. Nichols to Peggy H. Nichols, L1 Blk 2 Lebanon HeightsS ec. 1, $100. Wauchula State Bank to Clinton W ayne Gill, L411/412 Sebring Ridge Sec. E, $109,000. Active 5 Inc. to Florida Power Corp., PT Sec. 11-34-28 Active 5 I nc., $89,500. Edward Youngblood to Kenneth E. Ferrand, L4 Blk 505 Sebring M anor, $100. Marianne Smith to Kenneth E. Ferrand, L10 Blk 2 Red Water Lake Est., $100. Stanford Wright to Christopher Nelson, L2 Blk 14 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres, $100. Wilburn L. Gillilan to Ian Cordero, L20/21 Blk 44 Sebring C ountry Est. Sec. 2, $90,000. Debra Keesee Graves to Debra Keesee Graves, L7/8 PT L6/9 The Cove, $100. Jonathan C. Elrod to Charlie E. Patterson, L8/9 Blk 25 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $115,000. Van D. Young to Randall Hargis, L79A Cormorant Point Sub Unit 2, $80,000. Brenda D. Mood to Brenda D. Humphrey, PT L11/12 Blk 257 Lake Sebring, $100. Louis Nostro to Christopher M. Wilson, PT L6/7 Blk 13 Pinecrest Lakes, $340,000. Douglas D. Isenhour to Sergio Sanchez, L35/36 PT L34 Pine Ridge Park, $60,000. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 9, 2011www.newssun.com Zeno's Italian Restaurant P; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 8 8 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 9 9 DEEDTRANSFERS


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 9, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 12/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 7 7 8 8 8 8 DIVERSIONS DearAbby: I recently met a man I love dearly,b ut I don't agree with the toys he buys for his 10year-old son, Dale. The boyp lays violent video games and is obsessed with guns to the point that we can't leave the house without him bringing a toy guna long. The video games he plays (unsupervised v iolent and gory and rated M (17 and over Dale is not mature for h is age. In fact, he often whines when he doesn't get h is way. He's allowed on the Internet without supervision, and I have walked in and caught him surfing naughty pictures. When It old his dad, he laughed and said, Boys will be b oys! Abby, I'm afraid for my 6-year-old daughter. Afeww eeks ago, Dale decided he wanted to play good g uys/bad guys with her. When he grabbed my daughter in a choke holda nd held a toy gun to her head, she became hysterical. I have since had nightm ares that Dale will find a real gun, think it's one of h is play guns and shoot my daughter. I think Dale's obsession is unhealthy, and I don't think it's healthy for myd aughter to be around him. How do I handle this with my boyfriend? I love him and would like to spend the rest of my life with him, but I cannot marry him at the expense of my daugh-t er. Paranoid and P erplexed DearParanoid and Perplexed : How did your boyfriend handle the good guys/bad guys incidentw hen you brought it to his attention? The answer to that question will provide you with insight into his ability to parent his son,a nd what your and your daughter's future will be like if you marry him. If his reaction wasn't to your satisfaction, then you must place your child's safety above your heart's desire, and you have assessed the situation correctly. DearAbby: I am a divorced, childless, independent and financially secure woman. I live hap-p ily in my upscale apartment. How do I respond to family members, co-w orkers and friends who constantly ask, Why don't you buy a house and quit throwing your money away paying rent? I don't want to buy a house and be tied to a 30y ear mortgage. I'm perfectly happy the way things are. What is a properr esponse to those questions? Saying, I don't want t o hasn't been enough. Happy Renter in Houston DearHappy Renter: The responsibilities ofh ome ownership aren't for everyone, and many indiv iduals have realized it as bills for plumbers, electricians, roofers, insurancea nd property taxes mounted up. Y ou might mention that to the inquirers, although your response to your well-m eaning friends, relatives and co-workers should have been sufficient. A way to change the subject would be to say, Now, l et's talk about something else. DearAbby: My 22-yearold son told me he had af ight with his girlfriend. Am I allowed to ask him what it was about, or if they have resolved the problem? Curious Mom in Atlanta D earCurious Mom: When your son mentioned t he spat, that would have been the logical time to ask what it was about. If you start probing now after the fact it could be con-s trued as nosiness. If he's still seeing the girlfriend, it's safe to assume the problem was resolved so keep yourm outh shut, your eyes open and let him solve his relationship issues without involving yourself in them. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an 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. Dads girlfriend loses sleep over boys attraction to guns Dear Abby By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterNew Years Eve is the s econd in a remarkably shallow series of holidaythemed, celebrity-stuffedc onfections from director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate, foll owing their 2010 alentines Day collaborat ion. Of course, the really good stuff will come once they get to Columbus Day or maybe, just maybe, Ash Wednesday M any of the elements are the same as they were for alentines Day, just moved back on the calendara few weeks, with the script again weaving together a dozen or so plot lines thatc risscross a holiday prone to sentimentalizing. I f there is some kind of world record for schmaltz, this may have set it. Included here are first kisses, midnight rendezvous,d ying fathers, newborn babies, husbands at war and trapped strangers. Its narcotic mawkishness, with notes played on heartstringsl ike a 12-string guitar. Though its pure, rosy fantasy on screen, this is cynical, paint-by-the-numbers entertainment, sold with a gaggle of stars spread across its movie poster like a telethon lineup. The threads of romance emanate from where else? New Yorks Times Square. Hilary Swank plays a character running the ball drop festivities, at which a f amous rocker (Jon Bon Jovi as Jensen) is to perform, and where various police keep watch, including one played by Chris LudacrisB ridges. Some of the footage from these scenes came from last years New Years in Times Square shot by cinematogra-p her Charles Minsky. This, surely, is the films biggest accomplishment: The atmosphere is very true to the Times Square celebration. Katherine Heigl plays a chef catering a pre-party featuring Jensen, who happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Her sous chef is Sofia Vergara of Modern Family Abigail Breslin, now a teenager, is hoping to join her friends in Times Square, but her mother (Sarah Jessica Parker) wont let her. J essica Biel, with husband Seth Meyers, is going into l abor, competing for the new years first baby against a rival couple (Sarah Paulson,T il Schweiger). Michelle Pfeiffer plays a meek office assistant who q uits her job (John Lithgow plays her record-label execut ive boss, a good bit of casting that should have spawned laughs) and hires a courier (an ultra-confident Zac Efron) to help hera ccomplish a list of resolutions. Ashton Kutcher, as a bearded grouch, gets stuck in an elevator for hours with backup singer Lea Michele. (I crossed my fingers thatb athroom needs would spoil their budding romance, but a las.) Most incredulous, perhaps, is the pairing of nurse Halle Berry and dying Vietnam veteran Robert De Niro. E n route to love and new beginnings, the many characters run around familiar New York tourist attractions and pair off predictably. E ditor Michael Tronick deserves credit for stitching all of these corny story lines together smoothly. None of the characters are more than cardboard cliches, but the cast is likable and pretty enough (there are some romcom pros here, including Heigl and Josh Duhamel) that most are able to swallow the pallid dialogue without causing inadvertent laughs. The cameos keep coming until the end, with even Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropping by. After all, this is as much an ad for New York as it is a movie. And Im pretty sure I spotted KnickA mare Stoudemire as the credits rolled. Obviously, the NBAlockout was very hard on players. And its during these lighthearted extras and outtakes at the end of NewY ears Eve where the first and only honest moment of t he film occurs. Carla G ugino, who plays the OB/GYN delivering the e xpected babies, hints at the c rassness of the enterprise. I n a gag, she emerges from b etween Biels legs with not a child, but Valentines D ay DVDs. C ongratulations. Its d reck. Motion Picture Association of A merica rating definitions: G General audiences. All ages admitted. P G Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. PG-13 Special parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13. Some material m ay be inappropriate for young children. R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. NC-17 No one under 17 admitted. Movie Review New Years Eve R ating: PG-13 (language, i ncluding some sexual references) R unning time: 117 minutes Review: (of 4 Andrew Schwartz/Warner Bros. Pictures. Josh Duhamel stars as Sam in New Years Eve. New Years Eve drops the ball By RYAN NAKASHIMA APBusiness WriterLOS ANGELES Universal Studios will spend several hundred million dollars to build a Harry Potter attraction inside its existing Hollywood theme park in hopes of mimicking the success of a similar park in Orlando, Fla. Executives announced the project Tuesday with much fanfare, spraying confetti and hoisting mugs of the wizardly brew butterbeer. The attraction, based on the Warner Bros. movies about the boy wizard in J.K. Rowlings novels, will create more than 1,000 jobs at Universal and even more indirectly from an expected boost in tourism, officials said. At the same time, Orlandos Wizarding World of Harry Potter will get an expansion. Since the Harry Potter attraction opened in Florida in June of last year, company executives have said attendance has jumped by about 50 percent, but did not give raw figures. It was a game changer for us and frankly for Orlando, Universal Studios president Ron Meyer told reporters after an announcement at the Universal Studios Hollywood. The expansion in Orlando will make it that much more of a must-see, and well have the same experience here. Executives did not immediately detail their plans for the Hollywood park, but Meyer said there was enough room to expand. ere not landlocked, Meyer said. Were (on acres on this lot and 200 of them are still not developed. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said he was told that a live concert venue, Gibson Amphitheatre, would be scrapped to make way for the attraction. He said it would open around 2014, but officials did not give a date. The widely expected announcement happened in typically dressed-up Hollywood style, complete with staff wearing scarves representing the various houses of the fictional wizards school, Hogwarts, beneath a theater marquee that said, Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood. James and Oliver Phelps, who play the twins Fred and George Weasley in the movies, were present, as was California Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor appeared a day after he proposed raising taxes to help make up for the states projected shortfall. Poof! Harry Potter park to appear in Hollywood, Calif.


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, December 9, 2011 Amemorable scene in the film AChristmas Story inspired our goofy daredevil, who issues freezingreetings to all she meets.Y ou will need: Pink adhesive craft foam 81/2by 11-inch photo (or color photocopy) of a childs face Plastic gallon jug Clear packing tape Craft knife Plastic grocery bags Newspaper Childs boots Duct tape 2 (3-foot Plastic hanger Childs snow bib Childs hooded parka Childs mittens Safety pins Permanent marker Plastic lawn sign, 15 by 19 inches or larger (we got ours at an office supply store for $5)Directions: 1 .T o make the head, cut two identical tongues from the craft foam (ours were 11/2by 4 inches) and stick them together. Cut out the face from the photo or copy, center it over the edge of the jug opposite the handle, and line up the chin with the spout. Adhere the face with packing tape, cove ring it completely so that its weather-resistant. Use a craft knife (parents only through the jug at the mouth, then slide the tongue into the opening.2.Loosely fill a dozen or so plastic grocery bags with newspaper and tie them closed (youll need enough to stuff the bib, parka, and boots; we used 14). Slide one or two stuffed bags into each boot. 3.To make a frame for the body, duct tape the dowels to the hanger and cut off the hangers hook just below the curve as shown.4.Slide the frame into the bib with a dowel in each leg and the hanger supporting the shoulder straps. Push the ends of the dowels into the snow boots and stabilize them with more bags of newspaper if needed. Pull the elastic ankles of each pant leg down over the boots. Fill the bib with bags of newspaper until its rigid enough to stand on its own .5.Stuff the arms of the parka, then attach the mittens with safety pins. Place the parka on the hanger, zip it up and fill it withmore bags as needed. Put the head on the neck of the hanger and pull up the hood so that it fits snugly around the head.6.Write Mehwy Twismas on the lawn sign. Stand your greeter next to a pole, wrap the arms around it, and secure them with safety pins. Position the tongue so that it touches the pol e (if desired, secure it with duct tape) and post the sign in front. Want to make a laughing impression this holiday season? These three merry outdoor display ideas, all put together from household items and simple craft supplies, will keep passersby and your family giggling all the way to New Years Day. Joy Howard, Disney FamilyFun MagazinePHOTOS BYKORTDUCE, DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE T his far-fetched scene was hatched by Jill Sprankell of Carrollton, Texas. In early December she put out a large help-wanted sign, then kept the joke going by adding a few penguins each day. By the end of the month, a crowd of nearly 400 birds was gathered in her yard!You will need: Black and white glossy acrylic paint Plastic soda or water bottles ( we used 12-ounce, 1-liter, a nd 2-liter bottles) Styrofoam balls (2to 3inch diameter) Black and yellow craft foam sheets Tacky glue Masking tape (optional Butter knife Googly eyes (we used 3/4to 1-inch diameter) Funnel Sand Small doll accessories (optional Childs socks (optional Permanent marker Plastic lawn sign, 15 by 19 inches or larger (we got ours at an office supply store for $5)Directions: 1.For each penguin, pour two parts black paint and one p art water inside a bottle (we used 1 to 4 tablespoons of paint depending on the size of the bottle). Screw on the cap and shake the bottle to coat the sides. Remove the cap and save it for later. 2.On the outside of the bottle, paint a white oval from the spout to the bottom. Dry overnight (the inside may be s lightly wet in the morning). 3 .Coat a Styrofoam ball with black paint and let it dry. 4.Cut two wings from the black craft foam and a beak and feet from the yellow craft foam (you can download our templates from FamilyFun.com/magazine). Glue the wings and feet to the bottle as shown and let them dry. If needed, use masking t ape to hold the wings in place as they dry.5.With the knife, bore a h ole in the Styrofoam ball big enough to fit the neck of the bottle. Glue on googly eyes. Make a small slit below the eyes, insert a few dabs of glue, then slide the beak into the opening.6.Funnel sand into the bottle to weigh it down (we used 1 to 2 cups depending on the bottles size). Replace the cap and press the Styrofoam head on top.7.I f you like, dress the penguin in doll accessories or use kidssocks to make your own. For a hat, snip a 6to 8-inch length from a sock and knot one end. For a scarf, cut a 11/2-inchwide loop from a sock, snip it open, and fringe t he ends.8.Write Penguins wanted, apply within on the lawn sign, then arrange it and the peng uins in your yard as shown. Transform used soda or water bottles and your childs lone socks into playful penguins.Jill Sprankell of Carrollton, Texas, says her mail carrier inspired this idea when he jokingly warned her not to fall into the bushes as she hung her holiday decorations. A bonus: The spoof requires hanging just half the lights!You will need: 2 (5-foot en dowels (we used tomato stakes) Newspaper Duct tape Adults jeans Adults work or snow boots Large safety pins Plastic grocery bags Permanent marker Plastic lawn sign, 15 by 19 inches or larger (we got ours at an office supply store for $5) Outdoor string lights LadderDirections: 1.Wrap one end of each dowel with enough crumpled newspaper to keep it from shifting after its placed in a boot, and secure the paper with tape. 2.Slide a dowel through each leg of the jeans, then slip on the boots. Attach the jeans to the boots with safety pins. 3.Loosely fill several plastic grocery bags with newspaper, tie them closed, and stuff them into the jeans, shaping the legs as you go. 4.Write Oops! on the lawn sign. 5.To set up the scene, invert the legs and place the dowel ends in a shrub or bush. Arrange the sign, lights, and ladder (we secured ours in packed snow) as shown. This realistic ruse, inspired by the film AChristmas Story, is made by dressing a simple yet sturdy hangerand-dowel frame.