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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 12-11-2011
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C M Y K Sunday, December 11, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 146 | 75 cents NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 HighLow 80 60Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Some showers around and breezy Forecast Question: Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Next question: Do you put money in the Salvation Army kettles? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Helen Schaad Age 99, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 31% No 69% 099099401007 T otal votes: 58 Arts & Entertainment7B Business 9A Chalk Talk 11B Classifieds 11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar8A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope 13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B Pause & Consider13B Places To Worship8B Senior Scene 6B Sports On TV 2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 6 6 3 3 Handy checklists to make this holiday season your most organized yet PAGE14B News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Ed Nichols, a member of the Rotary Club of Sebring, helped out Friday collecting donations for the Salvation Army in the annual Circle of Cans event. Here he accepts a cash donation from a passing motorist. Tis the season of giving By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.co mSEBRING Members of the Rotary Club of Sebring were out ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Friday. It was the annual Circle of Cans event, when donations of nonperishable food and cash are collected at the Sebring Historic Circle on behalf of the multifaceted charity. Food donations, however, were noticeably sparse. Carlos Roman, manning a kettle on Circle Drive and South Ridgewood Drive, was not in the least depressed. He said that while food item contributions were only soso, cash donations were generous. Money is good, he said. Theyre giving whatever change they find. Some people miss me (as they drive up the street), but they always come around the Circle to give. Roman said people have been friendly and positive,. They all have a smile and are happy to say hello. This is always a fun event for me. Major Bruce Stefanik, who with his wife Major Vicki Stefanik directs the Salvation Army in Highlands County said, Things seem to be going good. The Rotary Club is doing a wonderful job for us. Salvation Army can use donations, volunteers Some months we see around 500 people, other months 700. The needs are rising.MAJ. BRUCE STEFANIK Salvation Army director By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING For 28 years, the Florida Sportsmen Association has assisted Santa in getting children socks and underwear for Christmas. This year, their 29th, President Robert Saffold is hoping to help 132 or more children to do it again by giving them about $60 each for a shopping spree at K-Mart. They are not asking for a lot. Just clothes in most cases. And just that little bit can help kids in changing their paths, Saffold said. Saffold is seeking donations this year in order to add to the number of kids helped last year. Our emphasis is on necessities such as underwear, shoes, socks, clothing and personal hygiene products like toothbrushes and toothpaste, not toys, Saffold said. In the past, Saffold said the donations have been generous once an unidentified donor even gave $500 during the shopping spree but he knows that times were tougher this year. Sportsmen help meet needs Annual shopping spree set By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The controversy over the countys purchase of a building continued this week when it was discovered that no certificate of occupancy was ever issued for the building at 4500 N. Kenilworth Blvd. that is intended to house the Supervisor of Elections office. Acertificate of occupancy is required before a building can be used for any purpose to insure that the structure is safe. Additionally, a building being used without a certificate raises questions about insurance. County staff has reported in several commission meetings that building is being used to store county documents, elections paperwork and election machines. We have no record that a C.O. was ever issued, said Sebring Building Official Ed White on Friday. White did confirm that county staff was made aware that the building never met the certification requirements at the time of purchase. Yes, we notified the county staff that there was not a C.O. on the building back then, White said. County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete told the News-Sun that there was a More issues with elections office building Sebring has no record of document needed before building can be used See COUNTY, page 7A See SPORTSMEN, page 7A See SALVATION, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Tampa resident and cyclist Peggy St. John (right), gets a little cleaning at the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring from bicycle mechanic Jim Shipp (left) Saturday morning. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Bikers got a little more than they expected during the second day of the 14th annual Bike Fest in Sebring Saturday as the usually dry winter weather turned cloudy and rainy. The Highlands Bike Fest is filled with cyclists from the local area to as far away Canada. This yearsfest brought in some repeat riders as well as several new ones along with their families and friends. Rita Bennett, manager of the Bike Fest and member of the Highlands Pedalers bicycle club, spent Saturday morning dispatching for riders as well as helping out around the Kenilworth Lodge, where the event is headquartered each year. We are drawing people from all over. There is a guy who has been coming for the last five years from Ottawa, Canada, said Bennett. The cycle enthusiast, Richard Bonenfant, told Bennett Saturday morning that Highlands County is one of his favorite places to ride. Bonenfant continues to return to the Bike Fest because of the nice and helpful people and laid-back atmosphere. This year however, Bonenfant did not return to the Bike Fest alone. Bonenfant spread the word about his experiences during the event and managed to bring down seven other cyclists friends to enjoy scenic Highlands County. Bennett was thrilled with the added cyclists and the Wet n ride: Bike Fest draws bigger crowd this year See BIKE, page 6A Hard-fought winLady Devils hold off rival Lake Placid SPORTS, 1BTown hall meetingElwell listens to concerns, promises answers PAGE2A


C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands County citizens got to be part of the process on Thursday at the Kenilworth Lodge when Commissioner Don Elwell held a town-hall style meeting. This is a great way to be part of the process, Elwell said. Citizens were given a brief summary of the commissions progress on short-term goals set about a year ago during the first half of the meeting, then Elwell opened up the floor for additional goals and questions for the 48 people in attendance. I would like to see a required balanced budget without using contingency money, said Matt Byrd. If we continue to spend our contingency to offset loses, we will run out of contingency when? Elwell explained that although the county budgeted about $7 million from contingency, traditionally, the county has only used just more than $3 million. It would be hard to make that work in a short time, Elwell pointed out. Elwell asked citizens for input on other items, like mud bogging, multi-year budgeting and the possibility of becoming a charter county, all of which received an overwhelming show of hands in support. Recreation was also brought up by a citizen, and a quick show of hands showed that almost everyone was in favor of passive recreation, such as public parks, being supported by taxpayer money but play-designated parks, such as a softball or baseball complex, should be an enterPage 2ANews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 9 9 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; nursing above lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 6 6 3 3 Dec. 7 5926303439x:5Next jackpot $43 millionDec. 3 212739484953x:5 Nov. 30 71113161751x:2 Dec. 9 29242933 Dec. 8 69172526 Dec. 7 2341219 Dec. 6 16232426 Dec. 9 (n) 8754 Dec. 9 (d) 7046 Dec. 8 (n) 5320 Dec. 8 (d) 2488 Dec. 9(n) 413 Dec. 9 (d) 278 Dec. 8(n) 129 Dec. 8 (d) 973 Dec. 9 3613343 Dec. 6 2022344220 Dec. 2 61321342 Nov. 29 418242610 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) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Volunteers needed for Aviation ExpoSEBRING The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will t ake place Jan. 19-22 at the Sebring Regional Airport. Expo 2012 is on t arget to grow over prior years with the addition of s everal special events in addition to a full slate of returning and new Exhibitors. The purpose of the E xpo is to stimulate the local economy, boost t ourist development, showcase Highlands County to encourage econ omic development, and promote interest in recrea tional aviation. The eighth annual U.S. Aviation Expo is again d edicated to the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and Ultra Light markets and b rings like-minded aviation enthusiasts together. A call for volunteers has been sounded by Expo Director Jana Filip. Avolunteer registration meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., behind the Sebring Library. Volunteer needs this year encompass ticket sellers at the gate, shuttle d rivers around the Expo and to the Seaplane Base a t Lake Jackson, parking lot attendees, hospitality booth greeters, trash collectors, flightline, taxiway and ramp attendees, g atekeepers, media center support, food court assistance, setup and teardown crews, and volunteer support. One not need be a pilot or aviation intelligent to volunteer, just a love of serving, camaraderie, and fun are requested. A four-day event/parking pass will be issued to each volunteer as well as an invitation to the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner, this year featuring Sweetbay products prepared by the Highland's County Cattlewomen Association, with a trio of entertainment and a nationally renowned guest speaker from the Kitty Hawk Museum. Returning volunteers, new volunteers, and friends of volunteers are all welcome.Tea Party holding food driveSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party is having a Christmas food drive for the needy. Please help by contributing so that others less fortunate, have a wonderful Christmas. Canned goods, boxed goods and non-perishables are needed. Members have already collected more than three barrels of food which was taken to Freewill Baptist Food Ministries. The Tea Party also asks that you please bring at least one unwrapped gift for a child. They meet Continued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Two people were arrested Thursday on drug charges as part of the Highlands County Sheriffs Offices long-term ongoing investigation into methamphetamine t rafficking. According to a press release from HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays on Friday, Deedra Daniel Brown, 24, of 3804 Hoyt Ave. in Sebring, was charged with trafficking after deputies recovered 20 grams of the illegal substance. Asearch warrant was served on 1313 Bassage Road and it was not clear what connection Brown had with the location. Brown was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine (over 14 grams), possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hays reported that Brown also had outstanding warrants for petite theft, fraudulent use of credit cards, fraud by impersonating another and bondsman off bond. Brown remains in the Highlands County Jail with bond of $113,750. Donnie Joe Lee, 30, of Frostproof was also arrested at the residence, Hays said, and was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia when methamphetamine was found in his possession. Hays stated that the arrests came from a joint effort by the HSCO Special Investigations Unit and the Safe Neighborhoods Unit. Lees bond was set at $1,500 and he was release from the Highlands Jail after posting bond at 3 a.m. on Friday. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. Anonymity is guaranteed. Two netted in meth bust on Bassage Road By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Pete Pollard, who directs the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency, will celebrate his 30th anniversary with the city on March 8, 2012. He turned 64 in Nov. 2011, having survived a difficult 2010 filled with health scares and issues. In other words, Pollard is well aware that life is short, the clock is ticking and he has spent most of his life going to work every morning and serving the community of Sebring. Which is why he has announced his retirement. His last day with the city will be Feb. 29. Id like to go back to my roots, Pollard said Friday, and do something creative. Directing the CRA, he quickly added, had creative moments. I can honestly say Im proud of what we have accomplished. From handto-mouth funding to tangible results that will be around a long, long time. But Pollard has always immersed himself in the arts, especially the dramatic arts. For years he acted, produced, directed and mopped floors when necessary at the Highlands Little Theatre. He has in his pocket one thing Id like to take advantage of a Screen Actors Guild card, although, he quickly adds luck is as important as talent in landing a role. The point is, he looks forward to a flexible future where he can follow some of his dreams. I feel incredibly fortunate, Pollard said. I have a wonderful family, a wonderful wife, five children and seven grandchildren. I am truly blessed. Pollard counting days until retirement Pollard Elwell listens to concerns, promises to give answers News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE County Commissioner Don Elwell held a town hall meeting on Tuesday. The meeting drew about 45 citizens who wished to have input into county government. COMMUNITYBRIEFS By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The official countdown has begun for an exciting, year-long event in the City of Sebring, which will kick off its Centennial Celebration shortly after the new year begins. Jan. 6 marks the first day of the year-long celebration. The first activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Sebring City Hall. Aparade will roll up Ridgewood Dr. and will include current (and former) city officials and dignitaries. The walking parade will end at the historic downtown Circle where a long list of activities will await guests and families. The evening will include live entertainment from some of the areas most well known artists and musicians. The Sebring High School Band, Nellie Ford, Wings of Faith Praise Singers, California Toe Jam Band and Back Porch Revival are scheduled for performances that evening. If you happen to be more of a movie or history buff, the Centennial Celebration will feature rare home movies from the George and Orville Sebring family collection. Amovie screen will be set up on Center Street and movies and slide shows dating back to the 1920s will show historic Sebring and the earliest members of the community. Mayor George Hensley said during last Tuesdays city council meeting that the kickoff will also include a picnic-style barbecue on North Ridgewood Drive. Each dinner plate will cost $7 and will include Firemens chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and a roll. Hensley, the Sebring Chamber of Commerce and countless other individuals Mark your calendars for Centennial kickoff on Jan. 6 Nearly 50 attend townhall meeting See ELWELL, page 7A See SEBRING, page 7A Brown Lee


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C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION We are now firmly set in the holiday season. Christmas lights are going up all over town, Christmas shopping is either ongoing or, in my case, being planned, and Christmas cards are going out. People are really getting into the spirit of the season. Well, almost everyone. The past couple of days Ive felt a little more like Scrooge than Tiny Tim. Im not knocking the whole Christmas spirit thing, dont get me wrong. Im just not feeling it very much at this point. I think part of the problem is that over the years Don and I have let a number of holiday traditions lapse. We used to get a real tree for the holidays, needles and all. At some point the needles in the carpet became more hassle then they were worth and we were both too busy to decorate it and the boys wouldnt miss it anyway ... so recently, no tree. We put out a few decorations as we near the holiday season. But they are usually limited to our living room we just cant seem to find the time or energy to do more than that. This isnt to say we dont enjoy the holiday. But its almost as if weve turned the volume down, that our celebration is more muted than it was in years past. I think about when I was a kid. My family had a number of traditions that made the holiday special. For one thing, my father built yes, built a huge manger scene that came out every year. It had the stable, with Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus. It also had other buildings and hills as well as the shepherds and wise men. The top was covered in black material and blinking colored lights were the stars. If given the choice between the manger scene and a tree, we kids wouldve picked the manger scene hands down. I would stand in front of it, fascinated by the little details my father put in, thinking about the Christmas story. On Christmas Eve, wed attend a candlelight service that started at 11 p.m. When we got home, it would be time to go ahead and open presents. (Not stockings they were for the morning). I remember eating scrambled eggs at 3 a.m. as we laughed and enjoyed our gifts and our times with each other. Mistletoe has never bee n a part of our traditions. It was apparently important to a man in Decatur, Ga., who had a unique way of harvesting it with a shotgun. I am not kidding. According to the article, posted at www.myfoxatlanta.com, 66-year-old William Robinson wanted some mistletoe for a party and to decorate his house. He decided to try to shoot it from the trees with his 12-gauge shotgun. Robinson claimed to have gotten a bunch of mistletoe down with one blast, and that he wasnt worried about hurting anyone, since he was shooting up into a tree. The police werent very jolly about the whole thing. They arrested Robinson, charging him with reckless conduct and discharging a firearm. He had to spend the night in jail, but got out the next day without his mistletoe. He plans to pay the fine and he regrets shooting his gun within city limits. So, okay, there are some traditions Im not hurrying to emulate. This Christmas Ill be with my family. Well go through our stockings. Ill get stuff I want. Ill be happy. But right now Im a little wistful as I contemplate the season. Wondering if its too late to revive some old traditions. To recapture a little bit of the holiday spirit I find myself missing. Wondering if the needles in the carpet were really that bad. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Christmas traditions Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff of the News-Sun. The award is most meaningful because the men and women who selected him for the honor know what it is to lead a school district on a day-to-day basis during these difficult times. It says a great deal that Cox is respected as a leader throughout the state, despite our districts small size. Anyone who knows him knows Wally Cox is a truly humble man, dedicated to the children and employees of the Highlands County school district. The News-Sun has always admired him because he lives his belief in servant leadership, a trait not often found in these parts. We understand there are individuals who worry that without classroom experience Cox lacks a depth of understanding in terms of the issues facing teachers. We, however, do not believe his lack of actual teaching experience has affected his performance in a negative way. In fact, given that so many decisions have been removed from local control by the state legislature and the federal government, Coxs strengths an intimate understanding of the budget and an almost scholarly knowledge of educational funding serve the district well. No one is more conscious of what he lacks than Cox himself, which is why he has created a highly professional, experienced team to administer the system and prepare every year for what lies ahead. Working with the school board, Cox has attempted to see future trends in time to respond thoughtfully and not simply react. The school district, for example, is well ahead of the curve in creating a peer evaluation system for teachers. One reason for that is because the teachers union was included in the process. Aman who wears his heart on his sleeve like Cox does (and often struggles against tears when talking about people or issues he cares about deeply) should be taken seriously, because his emotion is honest. Aschool superintendents job is not a simple one, nor easy. Providing an education to a vast array of children, on a budget over which they have no control, having to follow standards set far from home, abiding by rules and state statutes that are complicated, esoteric, filled with deadlines and often do not fit local needs, while facing a local population with no idea of those difficulties, means superintendents are often turned into scapegoats. Wally Cox is one of those rare public officials who deserve the honor they receive. Cox deserving of honor It is a pleasure to congratulate Wally Cox on being named Floridas School Superintendent of 2011 by the Florida Association of School Superintendents. A P parade was excellentEditor: I want to congratulate the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce for the excellent Christmas parade they conducted. The crowds along Main Street were happy to see the activities get under way and the individuals and the individuals responsible for the orderliness of the parade were very friendly and helpful. Overall, Id say a job well done. I want to thank the chamber for permitting me to march my two St. Bernards with their brandy containers slung beneath their necks. Prior to the parade, in the staging area, many children with parents came to pet these friendly dogs and have their photographs made with the dogs. On the march on Main Street one could hear the name Beethoven being shouted by the youngsters with the happy faces and the large eyes. My assistant, Ricky James, held the female dog and I had the large male. Occasionally we would permit the dogs to come close to the happy spectators lining the route. Sometimes even touching an outreached hand. This was a gratifying experience for me and my assistant. The children, along with many adults, received a wonderful memory of rescued St. Bernards for Christmas. These two dogs were rescued out of the mountains of North Carolina almost five years ago where they were secured to chains in the forest without water or food. My wife, Anita Miller, who passed away one year ago, was responsible for the rescue and physical restoration of these wonderful animals that brought joys and happiness to many viewers during the parade. They are maintained by Miller Energetics, Inc., a solar contracting company in Avon Park. Charles S. Miller Avon ParkBike riders have same rights as driversEditor: I am responding to Kim Brandaus letter of Dec. 4, 2011. Kim, you made many very sensible comments in your letter. However, the fact remains that under Florida law, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists have exactly the same right to the roads as cars do, as long as all road laws are being observed. I ride both bicycles and motorcycles in the Sebring area because I dont have a car. The bicycle is my main and healthy device of transportation because I have both cancer and Menieres disease. I am also 61 years old. The exercise from cycling helps me maintain the best possible physical fitness for me. What should be an enjoyable activity is a white knuckle ride of terror because of you car operators. I say operators because none of you are drivers in this area, simply dont watch what you are doing behind the wheel. I have had too many close calls because of incompetent, inconsiderate, and just plain stupid decisions people make while in their two-ton-living-roomon-wheels. I pay road taxes too. The basic problem is overpopulation, with the resulting too many cars on the roads. I would bet that any given time during the day, 50 percent of the cars on the road dont even need to be out there. Many scientists feel that the damage done to this planet is irreversible due to the fact that there are too many cars out there spewing carbons and filth into the atmosphere that could, ultimately, doom us all. There are other ways of getting around like the ways I do; by walking and bicycling to work and errands. Many European cities shut their streets off to vehicular traffic, then people have to walk and bicycle to their destinations. We should do that here too because most people here use cars to go ridiculously short distances that could easily be walked or bicycled. This would also help curtail the obesity epidemic as well because it would get the couch potatoes out of their cars to then get some exercise. Oil experts say we could start having permanent oil shortages by the year 2015. What will you car people do when this happens in whatever year? In the meantime, realize that because you are in a car does not make you a god. That person in a cross walk, or on a bicycle or motorcycle, has exactly the same rights to the road as a car does. Jerry Nargelovic Sebring


C M Y K f rom 6-8 p.m. first, second, third Tuesday at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square, in the meeting room. For more information, call J eanne at 699-0743. In other Tea Party news, Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell will speak to members Tuesday The m eeting, at Homers, starts at 6 p.m., after the 5:30 p.m. buffet. Also, the Tea Party is asking for bell ringers to help o ut the Salvation Army in Sebring. Lake Placid and AvonPark have filled schedules but Sebring is more than 65 percent short of their needed ringers. Call Cindy McGee at the Salvation Army at 863-3857 548, ext. 100.Womans Club hosting Christmas Tea MondaySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will hold their annual Christmas T ea on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Members are asked to bring f inger foods (tea sandwiches, veggie trays, bars, cookies, etc.). Attendees please bring an unwrapped new toy for an u nderprivileged child, age 10 and under. The Safe House project this month will be g ift cards from Walmart or phone cards. Call 385-7268.Christmas Boat Flotilla todayLAKE PLACID Boats taking part in the annual Boat Flotilla are asked to meet in the main canal by t he Leisure Lakes Bridge (right before the entrance to Lake June). Parade starts at noon today. Viewers can see the parade from homes along the canal, from the Covered Bridge spillway or from the s hores all around Lake Carrie. For further informat ion, call Terri at 840-0270. Aholiday dinner dance will be held at the Lake Placid Elks today. Social hour will begin at 4 p.m. and a chicken cordon-bleu dinner will be served at 5. Tickets to the dinner can be obtained by calling Donna at 4657297. The winners of the b est decorated boat will be announced at the dinner. Live music will be provided by the L&Lband.Debby Bacons show today at TanglewoodSEBRING Debby Bacon will present her holiday show today at 7 p.m. at Tanglewood. From the age of six, people began to see this talented prodigious child take the world by storm by winning the prestigious Ted Mack Amateur Hour record three times on national TV. Featuring songs from the roaring s to today, Bacons original onewoman show features her multiple talents in a spirited performance that keeps the audience guessing how many instruments shell play with perfection before the big finale. Doors and snack bar opens at 6:15. Cost $10. Call 386-5442.Lake Country PTO fundraiser at Pizza Hut on MondayLAKE PLACID The Lake Country Elementary School PTO is hosting a fundraiser with the help of the Lake Placid Pizza Hut. Present a coupon along with your order on Monday from 11 a.m. to close Pizza Hut and LCE-PTO will receive a percentage of sales. Coupon is good for dinein, carry-out and delivery and must be presented. Use one and share the other with a friend. Coupons are available at the LCE front office.Red Hatters meeting MondaySEBRING Queens of Abundance, South Central Florida Red Hatters, will meet at Dots Restaurant Meeting Room in Sebring on Monday. AChristmas Luncheon is planned with each Red Hatter bringing a $ 10 exchange gift. Tickets are now available for the March 8 Green Spring Fling in the Bingo Hall at Brighton. Lunch is $ 9.95 and will be sold in advance until March 1. Make your Chapter reservations and purchase tickets from Becky at 4650161 or at the luncheon.Lineage Society members to meetAVON PARK Aluncheon for Lineage Society Members who are wintering in Florida will be held T uesday and second Tuesday of each month through March. Members of any lineage society (CW, SR, DAR, SAR, 1812, SUVCW, etc.) are invited as well as genealogists working to join a lineage society. There will be a 10 a.m. social gathering at the Avon Park Bandstand and 11 a.m. luncheon at the Hotel Jacaranda. Further details are available at http://gradeless.com/lineage/AvionPark.htm or Dr. Gradeless, 382-8954.Highlands Gem and Mineral Club social is TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, for the Christmas Social. The birthstone for December is turquoise. So, if you have turquoise jewelry, flaunt it. There will be a prize for the person who displays the most. Call 453-7054.Womans Club to host chamber mixer SEBRING On Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m., the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring will invite the members of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce to be their guests for the second year. President Betty Wickensimer and Past President Virginia Neel are Co-chairs for the event. They, along with our many members, are anticipating numerous visitors from the Chamber. Alovely spread of plentiful food awaits the attendees. Call 382-1415.Night of Laughs II is WednesdaySEBRING Night of Laughs II featuring stand-up comedy from Carmen Morales, magic and laughs with Dewayne Hill and musically-inspired comedy with Kier will be presented on Wednesday at Chateau Elan Hotel at Sebring International Raceway. Dinner is from 6-7:30 p.m. and the show is from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $20 per person for dinner and show and $12 per person for the show only. Cash bar, allyou-can-eat Italian buffet. Call 655-7200.Taylor on Reflections stage WednesdayA VON PARK Mikki T aylor will bring her show to Reflections on Silver Lake, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Taylor is a vocalist, comedienne and ventriloquist. Youll laugh as she performs with her puppet bingo and be moved by her Broadway tribute, featuring her four-octave vocal range. This lively, up-tempo show is open to the public and tickets are $7.50. For more information, call 4525037.Angel Tree program needs donorsSEBRING The Salvation Army is in need of kind and generous donors to pick up their Angel Tree Tags at the Lakeshore Mall and several other locations in Highlands County. Please help the children in Highlands County have a blessed Christmas by selecting an Angel to shop for. Call 385-7548 for a location near you.Events at local lodges, posts & clubsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the following events: Today NFLpackage available on our big screens. T uesday Karaoke from 5-8 p.m., (call for details). Call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374, will host the following events: Today Music with Bama Jam (call for time). Monday Moose Legion meets 6 p.m. Call 465-0131. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid, will host the following events: Today Karaoke with Naomi starting at 4 p.m. MondayAuxiliary EBoard meeting 6:30 p.m. Legion/Auxiliary meeting 7 p.m. Call 465-0975. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, will host the following events: Monday BPOE Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. T uesday BPOE meeting 7 p.m. For details, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will host the following events: Monday Amateur Nationals Mixed Doubles Shuffleboard in Avon Park at 9 a.m. Ladies Social Club at 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday Line dancing Christmas party (call for time). Call 385-2966. SEBRING The Sebring Elks will host the following events: Monday BPOE Board meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday BPOE meeting 7 p.m. For details, call 471-3557. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff main top rhp only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 0 0 6 6 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone); 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 2 2 8 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 4 8 8 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; sebring bus p/u 11/6/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 6 6 4 4 Continued from page 2A HELEN SCHAAD Helen Schaad, 99, of Sebring, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 30, 1912 to Enos and Louise (Wioland) White. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence, daughter, Judith Schaad Sochacki and three grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Robert (Susan) of Sebring; six grandchildren, Lynn Schaad of Sebring who was her devoted caregiver, Michael (Desiree) of Bradenton, Thomas (Ellen) of Venice, Jeffrey (Patti) Sochacki, of Toledo, Ohio, James (Carla) Sochacki of Ocala and Christine (Jay) Higgins of West Palm Beach, Fla., 18 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Helen was a homemaker and moved from Toledo to Sebring in 1989. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. She loved her faith, her family and was especially fond of playing bridge. Her wishes were not to have a funeral. She will be cremated and then buried in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that any donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1100 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida 33870 863-382-3773 OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS www.newssun.com LAKELAND (AP) A piece of country music history is for sale. The Ledger reports that a south Lakeland mansion where country superstars George Jones and Tammy W ynette once lived and partied is on the market for $2.3 million. The 6,390-square-foot home is on seven acres and has 16 rooms, four bedrooms, a horse barn with four stalls, and a pool in the shape of a guitar. Jones called the home the Old Plantation. George Jones former home for sale


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 4 5 5 temporary certificate in place, and that the church that had occupied the building before the c ounty purchase was operating under the temporary C.O. But White stated that his department could find no record of a temporary C.O. They were operating illegally.We cannot find a record where at temporary C.O. was issued, but we are working with the county to correct that now. I m et with Commissioner (Ron) Handley just the other day and brought him up to speed on t his, White said. Have I seen a temporary certificate? No, but staff assured m ewe have one, Gavarrete said Friday. That is handled by D avid Flowers. Flowers is the countys facility manager and was out of the o ffice Friday afternoon. White pointed out that a temp orary certificate is just that temporary, not indefinite. He said has issued them before to help a store get their shelves stocked while waiting on paperw ork or when a hotel needed to make up beds and stock linen w hile they were waiting on a lighting decision. But those were short-term i ssuance to help business get going. We try to facilitate busin ess whenever we can in these instances, White said. The lack of a certificate b rings into question insurance coverage on the building. Gavarrete told commissioners that the building needed fire suppression equipment installed. I talked to Rick Helms today, and he told be the building was included on the insurance inventory, said Commissioner Don Elwell on Friday. White would not comment on if a building being used before a C .O. was issued was covered by insurance, but questioned how title insurance could be issued. That is a question answered by the title company and the legal staff, White said. As far as I am concerned, whoever did the legal work at the county on this did not follow through. Concern over the building started when Gavarrete asked the board in November for more money to bring the shell of a building up to code so that the Supervisor of Elections Office could move their operations from the Government Center on Commerce Street in Sebring. Commissioner Barbara Stewart was upset that Gavarrete was asking for $100,000 to weatherproof the building. Its not what you can consider weatherproof. You can actually go into the building and see daylight, Gavarrete said. Stewart asserted that the building was presented as a commercial building ready to move into when the county agreed to the first purchase of seven of the eight units for $1.2 million in 2008. The eighth unit was purchased for approximately $186,641 in 2010 and the budgeted amount of $632,000 to repair and upgrade the building brings the total cost to $2.1 million, according to county staff. According to White, a certificate can not be issued until the county brings the retention pond up to code and gets a permit from the Southwest Florida W ater Management district. The pond was used but never permitted, White said. The building is safe, but what was done is totally wrong. Someone over there created their own problems with this. As far as I am concerned, they bought a pig in a poke, said White. Continued from page 1A Food and money collected on Friday will all stay in the county. Some of the food will be used for Christmas, and the remainder will be distributed by the Salvation Armys food pantry. Bruce Stefanik said the numbers of the hungry continue to grow. Some months we see around 500 people, other months 700. The needs are rising. It used to be by the year, now its daily. Were up by about 14 percent (at the food pantry). He added his organization would be helping approximately 475 families over Christmas, both with food and toys for the children. The kettles will be out until Christmas at major stores like K-Mart, Walmart, Winn Dixie and Publix. We can still use volunteers to man the kettles, Bruce Stefanik added. The Salvation Army will gratefully continue accept donations of nonperishable food items. The Kenilworth office and Thrift Store has a drivethrough drop off area which makes it easy to deliver donations of all kinds. One of the advantages of giving to the Salvation Army, Stefanik said, is that most of every donation remains in the community. Eighty-eight cents of every dollar stays in Highlands County, he said. The food goes to our emergency pantry. In addition to emergency relief in the event of catastrophe, the charity helps individuals and families during difficult times, helping with rent or utility bills, for example. Bruce said help depends on the need a suit for a funeral or furniture for a family burned out of their home. The agency also runs a self-sustaining program for individuals convicted of misdemeanors. It allows us to provide (our full range of services) and help keep people from getting into further trouble. We tr y to help people at their point of need, Stefanik said. That help, the major added, might just be a sympathetic ear, or a com panion in prayer. People forget were a church, said Stefanik, but weve been here in Sebring for 100 years as a church, and offer services every Sunday. The Salvation Army office and thrift store are at 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. Call 385-7548 for more information, to make a donation or to volunteer. Continued from page 1A County building has legal issues positive feedback she has gotten about the event. When we have the September event and people come to ride and they see their friends here from other clubs it just makes them want to come back. It makes them spread the word, Bennett said. Other cyclists from outside of Highlands County include two riders from Ohio, one from Boston, and hundreds from cities around the state of Florida. There are people here from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Key West, there are people from everywhere. The word is getting out about what a great event this is. Its not really a competition, its more for leisure or training. Some cyclists use it as training for a triathlon or other race, but most just enjoy riding, Bennett said. Even in the yuck of Saturday mornings onand-off rain showers, riders seemed happy to be a part of the event and to enjoy Highlands County. Peggy St. John of Tampa and her husband rolled into the Kenilworth lodge a few hours after the start of the 100 mile (century) route. We came back in early; we didnt finish. Its very wet and the showers, and the cars splashing puddles makes it a bit difficult out there, but I have enjoyed it anyway. It is a lot of fun, St. John said. Bennett stated that the fastest riders could be done with the century route in about four to six hours, and most riders would finish between seven and eight hours. Nonetheless, cyclists pushed through the unfavorable weather and continued their treks. Bicycle mechanic Jim Shipp was on site making sure to help out with any necessary repairs for cyclists. Shipp spent a few minutes cleaning mud, dirt, and grime from bicycles Saturday morning. The Highlands Bike Fest will finish up today with a 63-mile, 31-mile and 20mile route around the county. Riders will begin at 7:30 a.m. and ride until the afternoon. Motorists should continue to be cautious and look out for cyclists throughout the county roads and city streets. Bicycles have a right to be on the roads, too, said Bennett. We make sure that they are wearing helmets are signaling properly and are passing only when its safe. Vehicles should be cautious at stoplights and turns. We want everyone to be safe and have a fun time. Continued from page 1A Bike Fest draws bigger crowd this year Salvation Army seeing increased demand News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Cyclists make a pit stop at Kenilworth Lodge during the 14th annual Highlands Bike Fest Saturday morning.


C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla 16) recently e xperienced first-hand the critical and expanding role laboratory testing plays in patient care during a tour of Highlands Regional Medical C enters laboratory. The tour focused on the important role that pathologists play in health care, and included a demonstration of h ow pathologists use cuttingedge technology and laboratory tests to screen for cancer a nd precancerous lesions. During the tour, Rep. Rooney discussed the growth o f personalized health care and need to preserve the i mportant role pathologists can play as a diagnostic consultant for patient care. It was impressive to witness the scope of diagnostic tests conducted on a daily basis at Highlands Regional Medical Center, said Representative Rooney following the tour.Patients and the health care industry as a whole can benefit greatly by understanding the vital role pathologists play in our nations health care system. We are honored that Representative Rooney took time out of his busy schedule to visit our laboratory to see firsthand the role we play in todays medicine, said George Leidel, MD, FCAP, medical director of the Highlands Regional Medical Center Laboratory. The tour demonstrated how laboratory services are a vital component of patient care from diagnosis to treatment, as well as the benefits of having the laboratory based inside of Highlands Regional Medical Center, with close access to physicians, nurses and administrators. The laboratory at Highlands Regional Medical Center approximately staffs 43 full-time equivalent personnel who are involved in processing approximately 750,000 clinical lab tests and 6,000anatomic pathology cases annually. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 7A SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/11/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 4 9 9 SWEETBAY-National Newspaper PS; 7.444"; 15"; Black plus three; process, main IO11123M3I; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 7 7 4 4 prise that pays for itself from p articipant fees, not unlike golf courses. Other suggestions included a citizens peer review board for concerns about county employees. It all boils down to better communication between t hose high and mighty folks in the county and the government and the municipalities, and the poor little peons that happen to put them in their j ob, Elwell said. The communication has to improve between the two, or you end up with that haveand-have-not mentality. I know there are several people out there in government and i n the municipalities that are trying to break down those w alls, Elwell added. Citizens also insisted that an evening meeting was to be a top priority, but concessions had to be made for c ounty employees who had to be in attendance, like flexible time to compensate for the evening hours. Another unidentified citizen stressed the need to make sure public records were available and up to date. I told you in an e-mail and I will tell you now, youve got some people who are not keeping records updated, the citizen pointed out. The citizen went on to explain he had difficulty getting public records and that the information he got was in error. The form the lady gave me said that you make about $42,000, the citizen asserted after Elwell stated that he was paid about $49,000 per year. The meeting ended with Elwell promising the crowd to take their concerns to the commission board and to ask the questions posed by the citizens and e-mail the answers to everyone on the list. Continued from page 2A Rooney tours HRMC lab Courtesy photo Dr. George Leidel (left) and Representative Tom Rooney (RFla.-16) discuss the importance of pathology in patient care during Rooneys recent visit to Highlands Regional Medical Center. and organizations have worked persistently to provide citizens of Sebring a memorable Centennial. Weve got all sorts of Centennial stuff, buttons, hats, shirts. There is plenty of things to show your support, said Hensley. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce 385-8448. For updates on upcoming event dates and activities visit the Centennials website or Facebook page http://www.Sebring100.com/ or www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial/. Continued from page 2A Elwell holds town hall meeting Sebring ready to begin Centennial NEWS-SUN 385-6155 Got something to buy,sell or trade? News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 We know that there are many appeals out there this time of year for worthy causes, but these are Highlands County children. They may be the sons, daughters or grandchildren of your neighbors. Many families are without employment this year and there are a lot of families trying to survive on assistance, Saffold said. I know personally that this is a sacrifice for many to even think about assisting others, but it is needed this year more than ever, Saffold said. I would like to thank all the sponsors and donators of the program. It means a lot to the kids. They are making a difference in these kidslives. In addition to the shopping spree for kids seven to 17, Saffold said there would be an opportunity to meet Santa on Dec. 24 for the children under 7. Well, we dont like to leave them out, and the little ones are in need too, Saffold said. Each child has to meet specific criteria when the application is turned in to the Sportsmen Association, and currently, only two children per family are accepted. Well, sometimes I dig into my pocket when I see that a child in the family may be left out, Saffold admitted. Those wishing to participate in the shopping spree can contact Saffold at 3815166. Continued from page 1A Sportsmen planning annual shopping spree


C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.SUNDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 18 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 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 members and their guests. 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, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6553920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 45:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAYAl-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At A Time group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 2020647.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448. n AmVets Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. All members welcome. n AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Sebring, Conference Room 1. Qi-Gong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 386-5687. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 3858118. Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Heartland Division Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun N Lake. Call 4020177 for more information. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 12:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 402-0177 for guest speaker list. n Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch meets at noon second Monday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. Call 382-0481. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 3850949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.n Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. Call 314-8877. Heartland Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Village Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). Call 402-1165. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Don at 386-1101. Highlands County Homeowners Association meets the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands CountyParkinsons Support Group meets at 10 a.m. second Monday at First Baptist Church in Downtown Sebring. Call 453-6589. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 of Florida Hospital. This group is open to all insulin pump wearers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Preregistration is not required. Call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studio from 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon everyMonday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 6830630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. ebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. Call 471-2522. Sebring Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including holidays, MondayFriday The cost is $4.35 per meal. Call 402-1818 for details. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL 632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weighin at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Womans Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October throughMay, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-7268. TUESDAYAging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 382-2134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Womens Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. A barbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost self-esteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 3853288. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent), a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. All welcome. Call 471-9778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homers Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog testing available. AKC-pointed shows held annually in April. Call 385-7474 or 385-7803 or HeartalndDog ClubofFlorida.net. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 79:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Club does not meet in July, August or September. Call 453-7054. Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 2-4:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Nu-Hope of Highlands County, 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Optional education/refresher session from 2-3 p.m. Support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. This is a free support group fro all patrients with insulin pumps, or for those who want to know more about them. Call 414-6444 for information. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p.m. every second Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 465-5510, or Ken Lorant, 699-0172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/7,11; 00014763 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/11/11; 00014853 COMMUNITYCALENDAR


C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Atlanta Regional Commissioner Michael Grochowski recently announced the selection of Rebecca Collins as manager of the Sebring Social Security Office. Collins began her career with Social Security as a claims representative in the Kansas City, Kan., field office.She is a graduate of the 2004 Leadership Development Program and served on details in Central Office and the Kansas City Regional office staff. Collins has held a variety of management positions in the Kansas City Region including operations supervisor, assistant district manager and area administrative assistant. She most recently served as the manager of the Kansas City South field office. She is known for her integrity, enthusiasm and always putting the customer first. She spends her free time with her husband, David, and daughter, Dylan. Her family enjoys being outdoors and attending extended family gatherings.She is an avid runner and enjoys participating in benefit runs. The Sebring Office serves Highlands and Hardee counties. There are more than 39,794 people receiving more than $39,613,000 in Social Security (SSA) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in the Service Area. The Sebring Office is a t 3700 Commercial Drive and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Individuals with questio ns about Social Security can visi t the Sebring ofice or contac t SSAs National Toll-Free service at 1-800-772-1213. They can also visit Social Security online a t www.socialsecurity.gov/. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 9A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 6"; Black; christmas special; 00014858 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 10"; Black; 88160 insurance plans; 00014873 BUSINESS/MONEY Couples who marry as young adults usually dont bring a lot of financial baggage to the table. But what if youre getting married in your 40s, 50s or later after divorce, children and years of building assets have complicated your economic situation? Do you and your spouseto-be have a game plan for how to comingle your finances? There are many reasons to seek legal and financial advice before tying the knot. But before you bring in the professionals, there are a few steps you can take to better know where you stand: First, catalog each persons preexisting assets and debts. Include assets like income from paychecks, Social Security, investment accounts, bank account balances, retirement benefits and equity in homes, cars and other major purchases. Debts might include ongoing expenses such as child support, insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payments, credit card balances, outstanding car loans and medical bills. Use this information to launch discussions about: What are your plans for sharing expenses and living arrangements? Whose medical insurance will you opt for your own employers plan vs. spousal coverage? How long until each of you qualifies for Medicare, and how will you pay for coverage until then? How do you want your estates to be distributed? For example, how much of your pre-marriage assets should go to children from previous marriages? Youll probably want to amend your wills, financial and medical powers of attorney, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, investment funds and any other accounts where beneficiaries or people who control your health or finances are named. You also might want to draft a prenuptial agreement (prenup) a written contract that basically outlines who gets what if you divorce or one of you dies. Having a prenup might prevent your spouse from challenging terms of your will or preexisting trusts after you die (it happens). Other financial considerations: By federal law, you can bequeath an IRAto anyone you like, but spouses are entitled to inherit other non-IRAretirement benefits such as 401(k) and pension plans unless they sign away their rights. Amounts accumulated in 401(k) plans during a marriage typically are considered marital property, so if you were previously divorced, the court should have divided your accounts through a qualified domestic relations order as part of the divorce settlement. Division of pension benefits can be even more complicated, so make sure your attorney reviews prior divorce settlements very carefully when drafting your prenup. If you were widowed, or married at least 10 years before divorcing, you can draw Social Security benefits based on your dead or former spouses earnings if thats more favorable than your own accumulated benefit. However, if you remarry before age 60 (50, if disabled), that option goes away. Prenups dont supersede Medicaid rules. The government considers your combined income when determining eligibility to receive Medicaid benefits, including long-term nursing home care. Alimony payments from ex-spouses will almost certainly end when you remarry, so factor that into your new budget. Widowed spouses of public employees often lose some or all of their survivor benefits upon remarriage, so research survivor annuity or health insurance policies carefully. Congratulations on finding love later in life. Dont be put off by all the important financial decisions youll need to make together, but do get sound legal and financial advice. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney Financial planning for later-life marriages Personal Finance Jason Alderman Social Security announces new manager for Sebring office Associated PressWASHINGTON The Justice Department says its going to ask to withdraw or postpone its antitrust case against the proposed merger between AT&TInc. and smaller rival T-Mobile USA. The companies withdrew their application for approval of the $39 billion deal with the Federal Communications Commission two weeks ago after the commissions chairman came out against it. The companies have said theyll seek approval in a trial scheduled for February and file another FCC application later. But a government lawyer has told the federal judge overseeing the case that theres not a real transaction until the companies file again with the FCC. Justice Dept wants to put off AT&T T-Mobile trial


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000115 Division Civil FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. MARIO ANZUALDA, SR., DORALES ANZUALDA AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 1, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 15, BLOCK 18, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1010 ASTON MARTIN DR., SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on December 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282010CA001283XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs GREGG S. FOSTER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 2, 2011 and entered in Case No. 282010CA001283XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC is Plaintiff and GREGG S. FOSTER; BREND A M. FOSTER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 3; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 4; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 5; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 6; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 153, PLACID LAKES SECTION TWELVE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on December 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000015 DIVISION: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. PATSY JANE MAVRAEDIS A/K/A PATSY J. MAVRAEDIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000015 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which CitiMortgage, Inc., is the Plaintiff and Patsy Jane Mavraedis a/k/a Patsy J. Mavraedis, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 175, OF VALENTIA DEVELOPMENT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1416 MARLOW AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870-4426 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 5th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000322XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs REINA MONZON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 2, 2011 and entered in Case No. 282011CA000322XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is Plaintiff and REINA MONZON; JUAN L. MONZON; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 8880, 8881 AND 8882, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 27, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on December 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282010CA000535XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CHARLES K. ROBINSON, DECEASED, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 2, 2011 and entered in Case No. 282010CA000535XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC is Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CHARLES K. ROBINSON, DECEASED; SERIAH ROBINSON, A MINOR; BEVIS CONSTRUCTION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 487, LEISURE LAKES SECTION EIGHTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on December 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 10-799 GCS CARRIE M. STOLPMANN; ESTATE OF ROBERT J. LEWISON, Deceased; and ROSE MARIE STOLPMANN, Plaintiffs, vs. LOUIS DE ANGELIS and CYNTHIA DE ANGELIS, his wife, and BOLLMAN'S ELECTRIC COMPANY, a Florida corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 ``PLEASE PUBLISH IN THE NEWS-SUN'' NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 5, Block C, of PLACID PARK LAND FIRST ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 13, at Page 2, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. a/k/a 12400 S. Jefferson Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ORDERED at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 5th day of December, 2011. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON DECEMBER 23, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Robert Padgett Jr. 309 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. December 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000944-A DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC., DBA DITECH.COM, Plaintiff, vs. BRUNO E. MARLIER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000944-A of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgge, LLC., DBA Ditech.Com, is the Plaintiff and Bruno E. Marlier, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 2896, 2897 AND 2898, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 10, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 101, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2350 W. LONGBOTTOM RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 5th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2011-CA-000181 Division: Civil DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE5 Plaintiff, v. LANNY KIDD; CATHERINE KIDD N/K/A CATHERINE ANN CARIDI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHERINE KIDD N/K/A CATHERINE ANN CARIDI; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgement dated December 2, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2011-CA-000181, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE5 is Plaintiff, and LANNY KIDD and CATHERINE KIDD N/K/A CATHERINE ANN CARIDI, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at public sale, at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of December, A.D. 2011 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 54, BLOCK 2, ERIN PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 611 Killarney Drive, Sebring, FL 33875. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a cliam you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-498 CCS EMARK CORPORATION, a Florida corporation d/b/a LAKEVIEW MOBILE COURT Plaintiff vs. DEREK GREEN Defendant NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Derek Green Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a claim of lien on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: 1960 SIDO Mobile Home, bearing Title #15002649, ID#463507 and all personal property located in the home at 2207 Oceanview Street, Sebring, FL 33870, or at the mobile home park has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before January 5, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 29th day of November, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE (SEAL) As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk ``In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6566 not later that seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.'' December 4, 11, 2011 Accepting sealed bids for (4) individual mini warehouses, which are 5'x10'. We will accept the sealed bids by mail or dropped off at our location: 3214 Spinks Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Final date to receive bids is December 27, 2011. At that time all bids will be opened and we will contact the highest bidder of each of the 4 mini warehouses. Please number your bid(s) 1, 2, 3 or 4 to identify which warehouse(s) you are bidding on. Separate sealed bids for each warehouse you are bidding on. Minimum bid accepted on each 5'x10' warehouse is $100.00. December 9, 11, 14, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000503 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN B. EDMONDS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 02, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000503 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JOHN B. EDMONDS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN B. EDMONDS N/K/A DONNA EDMONDS; KEVIN F. EDMONDS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN F. EDMONDS N/K/A REFURSED NAME N/K/A REFUSED NAME N/K/A JANE DOE N/K/A BOBBIE EDMONDS; CHRISTIAN SAVILLE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WAUCHULA STATE BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF LOT 14 AND ALL OF LOT 15, BLOCK 218, CARVA HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6327 CAMBRIDGE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09037396 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC--Team 4 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-469 GCS SULLIVAN D. CURRAN, Plaintiff -vsNORTH RIDGEWOOD, INC., a Florida corporation, MARIA E. DUGARTE, INDIVIDUALLY, EUGENE O'STEEN, INDIVIDUALLY, REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EUGENE O'STEEN, whose address is 4933 West Bay Dr., Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL 33629. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a lien on the following property in Pasco County, Florida; Highlands County, Florida alcoholic beverage license #: 38-01283 4 COP has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Scott C. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com FEILD INSPECTIONPOSITION Positions in Sebring/Avon Park/Wauchula areas. FT/PT Positions available. Seeking motivated and organized professionals. Income from $800-$1200 per month. Responsibilities Include: Taking pictures of pre selected properties/houses. Independent contractor. Requirements: Dependable & fuel efficient transportation, Gps Navigation Cellular Phone ( Must have communication at all times), Computer knowledge a must, Computer with high speed internet and scanner Digital camera. Experience a plus. All will train. Please reply to: info@prosafeproperties.com CHANEY'S USEDCARS, Inc. (Avon Park, Fl.) is seeking temporary seasonal employment of a Used Car Buyer/Seller for purposes of acquiring used cars in the United States to sell at car auctions in Egypt. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 13A 9000 Transportation CLUB CAR Full Cover, Windshield, mirror. Excel cond. w/charger. $1175 obo. Call 863-453-4234 CLUB CAR1993 Totally reconditioned by D & B. New Battery $1600 Cash. 863-465-7160 8500Golf Carts CHRISTMAS PACKAGE. 4 Wheelers-2006 Kawasaki 750cc Brute Force. 2006 Suzuki 400cc Eiger. 2007 Suzuki 90cc, 2006 16' double axle trailer. Call for individual pricing or all for $7500 obo. 863-381-7917. 2002 HONDAFORMAN 450CC / 4 X 4 / 4 WHEELER. Good Condition $3000. 863-214-7965 DEISEL BUSMCI 47 Pass. w/air brakes. 2 yrs. groceries free, Wal Mart, Target & Best Buy Merchandise. Accommodations for 2 yrs if payment plan approved. $120,000.00. 917-216-8379 8400RecreationalVehiclesREMINGTON -MODEL 870-Express Magnum3 in. shells-12 gauge, has turkey choke tube, 20 gauge has skeet and full choke attachments. $300 each or both for $550. 863-382-4549 8350Sporting Goods1992 PONTOONBOAT, 17 foot Sylvan with trolling motor, bait well, fish finder and 35hp. Call 863-385-2927 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation WHEELCHAIR /HOVEROUND / ELECTRIC, Good Condition $500 863-381-7667 POWER SCOOTER!Like New! Disassembles easily to fit into vehicle. Goes 10 mi.! $400 Call 321-287-6543 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING THUR.FRI. 8 3pm. 2905 Paradise Path. Francis 2 MHP. Household, Tools & misc items! SEBRING SAT.Sun. 7-?. Estate Sale! 106 Longview Rd. off the Parkway. Living room sofa, 2 corner curio cabinets, recliner sofa & chair, elec. fireplace, end table, coffee table & sofa table, lots of kitchen items, fine collectibles, Armani, Swarouski, Star War, Coca Cola, too much to mention. All items Excel. Cond. SEBRING FRI.-Sun. 8 ?. 311 Ren Ave. 3 Family sale! Misc. items, tools, clothes, furn. & more. SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! Harder Hall 4516 Westminster Rd. Fri & Sat Dec 16 & 17, 7am-? Furniture, Sm. appliances, Christmas decor, household items, collectibles, jewelry. Much More! LORIDA -1608 Grey Oak Ln., Fri & Sat Dec 9 & 10, &am 2pm. Some Antiques, household items, clothing (kid's sizes). Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WOODEN GAMEBOX has 10 games. $25 Call 863-465-0859 UPRIGHT VACUUMCLEANER / Excellent condition / $20 Cash obo 863-471-2502 SWIVEL ROCKERS(2), 1 Tan & 1 green blue. Excellent cond. Pair $70 863-385-7762 SOFA BROWN,tan leather sofa & blue recliner. Free! you pick up! Fair cond. RIDING MOWER300 Large Kiln. $50 Call 863-441-1014. RECLINERS (2)Green / Blue Fabric, Excellent Cond., Pair $100 (Will split) 863-385-7762 RECLINER /Brown / Good condition. $100 863-385-3988 RAMLINE FOLDINGStock for Ruger Mini 14. New in Box. $40 Call 863-441-2443 POKER TABLE$25 CALL 863-465-0859 MEN'S SUITExcel. Cond. $20 Must sell! 863-446-0972 LUGGAGE SET3 piece, green tapestry. $75 Call 863-465-0859 LIGHTED CHRISTMASTREE Table top. 2' w/Blue jays. Call 863-465-0859 FISHING EQUIPMENTBaitcaster Reel (new), 10BB, 7.0:1 retrieve, right or left handed. $85 Call 863-273-1846 EXERCISE BIKE$50 Call 863-441-1014 BLINDS 7foot wide X 36 in long. $5. 863-382-9022 BISSELL UPRIGHTVAC. Excellent cond. recond. / like new. Guaranteed for 30 days. $20 863-402-2285 AQUARIUM COVER.Light Brown. New in Box. 12 x 24. $18 Call 863-441-2443 ANTIQUE WHALEBONE Bracelet, 1940's w/ 3 small gold bb size nuggets. Needs restringing, $50 863-402-2285 **BOOKS** PAPERBACKS/ Westerns & Top Authors, --125 Books-$40 863-385-2605 7310Bargain Buys SILK ARRANGEMENT2' tall. New! Red, white and cream flowers. Large Resin Santa w/toys in sleigh. $100 Call 863-465-0859 RAINBOW VACCLEANER w/Shampoo attachment. $500 Call 863-465-0859 MATCHING -Sofa & Love Seat / Like NEW / Loose cushions. ( Beige color ) 863-273-2382 COMPLETE AMATURERRadio station Kenwood transciever TS-4305 PS 30 power pack, versa tuner MFJ949, Hustler 4BTU vertical antenna. Mike & headset. All $500 cash. 863-382-4549 7300Miscellaneous DINING ROOMSET Hammary. 14 piece. Creme. 3 Leaves. $595. Call 717-602-6612 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR GESide by Side 25cu ft. Ice & water in door. Works great. $150 Call 863-402-0660. Leave message. 7040AppliancesCOURT ORDERED AUCTIONUS Bankruptcy Court Southern District of FL West Palm Beach Div. In Re: George Mason Citrus, Inc. Case No: 11-34921-BKC-EPK Auction Conducted On Site 140 Holmes Ave, Lake Placid FL 33852 10 AM SAT DEC 17 Assets of Citrus Harvesting Company Includes: Truck/Trailers, Pickup Trucks, SUV, Welding Machine, Asst. Tools, Air Jacks, Air Drives, Cherry Picker, Air Compressor, Truck & Auto Lifts, Tire Dolly, Clutch Jack, Truck Tires, Asst. Office Equip, Furniture & Supplies Terms: Deposit to Register: $1,000.00 cash, cashier's check, 10% Buyer's Premium, Previews: Fri, Dec 16, 9 AM 5 PM, and 2 hours prior. All assets sold subject of Court Order, and sold subject to Confirmation of the US Bankruptcy Court Judge at a hearing on Dec. 19. All assets offered and sold in As-Is condition. For further information contact George Richards, 954-635-5033, or E-mail: grichards@natlauction.com NATIONAL AUCTION CO AB640AU899 Licensed RE Brokers & Auctioneers (561) 364-7004 www.natlauction.com 7020Auctions 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalBEAUTY SHOPavailable, 600 sq.ft. Located on busy street in Sebring. Call 863-385-8738 for more information. 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor RentAVON PARKSEASONAL RENTAL For Snowbirds. 2 Bedroom Villa w/carport surrounded by good Snowbird neighbors. Renting avail. 1/1/12. Please give us a call for more details. $750 per mo. Minimum stay 5 months. 863-368-0510 6320Seasonal Property SPRING LAKE4BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., 1/2 acre fenced yard, pool in screened enclosure w/ baby barrier, pool & lawn ser. & garbage incl. No pets. 1 yr. lease $1200 1st/ last/sec. dep. 863-214-4004 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-402-1142 LAKE PLACID,2/BR, 1BA, Clean. $500/mo. 1st, last & security deposit. Optional: On adjoining lot, 30'x30' w/ Garage, 9'x12' door. $250/mo. 124 Hallmark Ave. 863-465-4845. LAKE PLACID3/2 Gem w/pool on Lake Carrie. 1500 sq. ft. w/large pool deck, central A/C, 2 car garage, dock and boathouse. Annual lease incl. pool, lawn and water treatment. $1150/mo. First, last & security. Non smoker please. Avail. 12/1. Call 954-481-8095 LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores Newer / Nice 2BR, 2BA, Screened room, Garage, Very Clean. Non Smoker. $675 monthly 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 AVON PARKLAKES 3/2, 2 car garage, fenced in back yard. $800 per mo. Call 863-453-9544 Leave message. AVON PARKGUEST HOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Appliances, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care. $600/mo. 863-452-2299 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING HILLS2/2 Plus Mother in Law Suite. Lanai w/pool. $800 per mo. Includes Lawn Service. Call 863-458-0867. 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Small nicely furnished Apartments! 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. Monthly $375 with 6 month lease. Pay own electric. 863-385-1806 PLACID LAKESStudio Apartment. Kitchenette, pool w/d avail. Fully Furn. on golf course, weekly, monthly, yearly. $395 incl. elec. & water. Background check. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING NICE2/1 & 3/1 Duplex for rent. 2004 & 2006 Fernway St. Convenient location. Ready to move in. Washer & Dryer in each. $550 (2/1) $600 (3/1). Call Pat (954) 410-8844 or Stan (863) 451-1030 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. $450/mo. + 1st. mo. & security. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 LAKE PLACID2/2. Patio, Fenced Yard. Washer & Dryer. $450 per mo. + security. In Sun In Lakes-lake Placid. Call 954-829-1641 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals AVON PARK2/1 Mobile Home. $450 per mo. + $450 deposit. Call 863-443-0134 2/1 MOBILEHOME on Private Lot. W. NW. side of lake Istogpoga. Incl. water, furnishings, W/D. $500 per mo. No large pets. Call or email Shawn @ 954-609-1001 ShawnD@Bellsouth.Net 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SEBRING MOBILEHome 55+ Sebring Village. 2/2. $6500. Good Cond. 863-471-6728 or 863-446-0815 MOBILE HOME1959. Good bones. 10'x41' w/10'x 27' completely inside space. Florida room attached. Good size shed & lot. $196 per month Lake Jackson access. $4000 obo. Please call 863-451-2848. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedSUN INLAKES 1 lot 100 x 100. On Dreamland Dr. $4000. Call 954-295-4393. 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TELEVISION REPAIRTECH Must have one year experience. Pay depending onexperience. Contact Musselman's Appliances and TV. Email resume: mussappl@earthlink.net 863-386-0898 TECHNICIAN WANTEDMust have clean driving record. Apply in Person @ 5146 Schumacher Rd. 8-4pm. Sunny South Exterminators POSITION FILLED! 2100Help Wanted SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time Clerk needed. Must be organized & have excellent customer service skills. Cash handling experience a plus Fax Resumes to: 863-453-6138 SEBRING -Mature Male, with references, drivers license and car, to care for older son who cannot drive. A companion that likes cards, play pool, movie, etc. Someone with fishing gear & boat a plus. For more info. Call 863-655-1068 MEDICAL RECORDSCOORDINATOR Progressive long-term care facility is seeking a qualified Medical Records Coordinator as part of the team. Must have a strong working knowledge of long-term and documentation a plus. Must be accurate detail oriented, computer, medical terminology and ICD 9 coding experience. Salary based on education and experience. Apply in person at Royl Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 863-453-6674. EOE,MF.DFWP. MEDIA ADVERTISING MULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are a Sebring Florida Newspaper is accepting resumes for a qualified OutsideSales Representative that values teamwork and has a desire to succeed. The successful candidate must have at least 6 months to 1 year sales experience. Is highlymotivated and enjoys building client relationships, not afraid to ask for a sale, professional, enthusiastic, and exhibit a high level of integrity. This position is the perfect choice for anyone loving to sell a product you believe in. We offer base salary plus commission; excellent benefits to include medical, dental, life, 401k and more; paid time off; and training. Send reply to Adsalesjobs@newssun.com 2227 US 27th South Sebring, Florida 33870 EOE HIGHLANDS COUNTY OUTSIDE SALES If 150-$200 A Week will help you Part Time, I need people who need And want to work. Easy Sales. Good for Students and Retirees. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 FITNESS CENTERTRAINER (PT). Must have current CPR and AED certifications, as well as related exp. Certified Personal Trainer preferred. 10.00-$12.00/hr. 32 hrs/wk. Typical schedule: Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am 3:30 pm & Friday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Deadline: 1/3/12. Note: The College will be closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2 for Winter Break. Visit http://sfcc.interviewexchange.com for application instructions. (863) 784-7132. EA/EO. BUSY HOUSECLEANING COMPANY Looking for a Part Time House Cleaner. Must have own transportation. Call Janelle @ 863-382-6442 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 SFCC 2X3 AD # 00014700 SFCC 2X3 AD # 00014603 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X4 AD # 00014793 AGERO (CROSS COUNTRY) 3X10.5 AD # 00014852NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00014564 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 000


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C M Y K SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section APMS Cheer Champs . . .3B Florida Prep Football Scores. .4B Chalmers stays with Heat . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, December 11, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Vicente Moore tries to roll Lake Wales Alex Silfa before getting a second-round pin for the Streaks Thursday night against the Highlanders. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The season nearly one month old, the Sebring wrestling squad fell in itshome-opening meet, 4 9-30, to the Highlanders of L ake Wales. Though it was a battered squad that took to the mat, with several key wrestlers out with injury, Sebring did have some shining moments. After Matt Juve lost a decision to open the evening, seni or Josh Figur got things rolling with a pin at 1:21 of the first round. Vicente Moore followed that up with a pin of his own in the 189-pound match over Alex Silfa to give the Streaks a 12-4 lead. A forfeit went Sebrings way for an 18-4 lead, but Lake Wales then ran off three straight wins, then two forfeits and two more wins to blow their lead out to 43-18. Things looked to keep rolling the Highlanders way, as Blue Streak freshman Shaquille Williams was behind on points to Ryan Upchurch in the third period of his 140-pound match. But with both wrestlers all but spent in the late going, Williams reached back for that little extra and got a late pin for the win. Fellow freshman, Dakota Slade, wasnt quite so fortunate in his match at 130 against Bobby Sorisa. It was back and forth as Sorisa was on the verge of an early pin before Slade turned it around and was moments Blue Streak grapplers are still building See STREAKS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placids Jamacia Gayle swats the ball away, but gets a bit of Lady Devil Johntavia Perry as well, sending Perry to the line for two in Avon Parks comeback win Friday night. Courtesy photo Martial Arts America has an elite group of children learning the valuable life skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. The S.W.A.T. team at Martial Arts America stands for Special Winning Attitude Team. One of the man requirements to become a member of this elite group is to earn all As and Bs on their report cards, not just in academic evaluation but also in work habits and conduct. These children have done that on their first report card for the school year of 2011-12. Each day after school these students are transported to the Martial Arts America training center at 2800 Kenilworth Blvd., in Sebring. When they arrive, they are required to start working on their homework for the next 30-40 minutes. If they need help, tutoring and help are provided to each student to successfully complete their homework. Then they put on their martial arts uniform and start to learn the benefits of martial arts and how it helps them make good choices, builds their self esteem, get in shape, learn self defense while they learn how to develop respect for themselves, their teachers, parents and friends. So if you are looking for the best after school program for your child and would like them to be successful in life, call now to register. We pick up for free from all public Sebring schools. Our programs start at $30 per week, some restrictions apply for those who qualify. So call today at 471-2467. Our program is about Life Care not Day care. Martial Arts Americas S.W.A.T. team By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK This wasnt a typical Avon Park, Lake Placid girls basketball game from recent years. Rather than playing the roll of mere foils for the Red Devils to work out the kinks against, the Lady Dragons took control of Friday nights game early and nearly grabbed a win. But Avon Parks perseverance finally won out in a thrilling, comefrom-behind 52-50 Devil win. Id seen them play earlier and knew this was a much different team than were used to seeing, Avon Park head coach Paulette Daley said. Their new coach is really making a difference. That coach would be Pittsburgh native Jackie Coyne, who saw her squad seeming to resume the underdog role of seasons past early on. Brekayla English started the scoring with a free throw for the Devils before Bria Wilson put the Dragons on the board with an inside score. Kayla Wilson answered with a bucket in the lane as well and, after two misses at the line by Lake Placid, Johntavia Perry drove for a score and split a pair from the line for a 6-2 Avon Park lead. But the Dragons soon woke up behind Coynes daughter, point guard Alex, who then hit one from downtown, followed by a Kunshe Wilson jumper, a long two from Coyne and an Arnetia Gobourne three for a 10-0 run that spun the score around to 12-6 and forced a Devil time out. Back on the court, Kayla Wilson got inside for Avon Park, though Bria Wilson answered right back with a put-back. English drove for a score, but then so did Kunshe Wilson. Two missed Devil free throws and a Bria Wilson score made it 18-10. English and Tundra Sullivan would each score for Avon Park in the waning moments, with the Dragons getting one-of-two free throws from Jamacia Gayle and a follow, after the second of two missed free throws, from Bria Wilson for a 21-14 lead after one. The Devils would more than double their scoring output in the second, with English going for seven and Lady Devils outlast upstart Dragons Avon Park52Lake Placid50 See DEVILS, Page 3B News-Sun staff reportThe Avon Park boys bask etball team had a bit easier of a time in their Friday cont est, cruising past the Dragons at Lake Placid, 714 4. In Thursday night basketb all action, the Lady Blue Streaks had a similarly easy time in trouncing Hardee by a 52-25 score. On the soccer pitch, the Sebring boys edged Tenoroc, 1-0, though Lake Placid fell to DeSoto by the same score. The Lady Blue Streaks booted their way past Tenoroc, 4-0, with Jennifer Cochran scoring twice and Caylin Webb and Heather Bloemsma adding a goal each. The Lady Dragons continued their near-perfect season with a 6-1 demolition of DeSoto Thursday night. Lindsey Bennett and Brittany Collison each had a pair of goals, with Taylor Miller and Erica Hurtado both scoring once. Up just 2-0 at the half, Lake Placid kicked it up a notch to get the win and move their record to 10-0-1 on the season. Late-week wins around the county By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO Abusy opening day of training camp for the Orlando Magic included a trade, dumping a big contract and a lot of uncertainty about their biggest star. The Magic announced Friday that they are using a new Collective Bargaining Agreement amnesty provision to release guard Gilbert Arenas. And in a flurry of other personnel activity forward Brandon Bassagent said a deal is being finalized that will send his client to Boston for Celticsforward Glen Davis and the Magic also signed rookie forward Justin Harper and rookie guard DeAndre Liggins to contracts. Also, Magic chief executive officer Alex Martins said the Magic have not filed tampering charges with the NBAagainst any team for interference with star center Dwight Howard. For his part, after practice Howard deflected the rash of reports that sprang up Friday saying he met with the New Jersey Nets on Thursday and was preparing to ask for a trade there. Right now were in Orlando and we just had practice and thats what matters, said Howard, who turned 26 Thursday. Nothing else matters beyond today and at this moment. Howard is eligible to opt out of his current contract in July 2012. Asked if he could see himself staying the whole season Howard said: As of right now Im here. And like I said, thats the only thing that matters...Rumors say this and sources say that, until you hear it from the horses mouth, until you see something happen thats when you know its happened. And thats how I see it. People are going to say whatever and do whatever. But until it happens, thats when it matters. ESPN reported that that Howard met with Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Nets general manager Billy King on Thursday night in Miami without the Magics knowledge or permission. It all followed other reports that said Howard plans to request a trade to the Nets. Like I said, I have not had any conversations with anybody, Howard said. If my agent has, or anybody that Im associated with has, you would have to talk to them about it. King denied the report about the meeting in a statement. Martins, likewise denied the Magic had filed any formal charges. Well there arent any tampering charges, Martins said. What I would say to that is that Dwight is under contract with us and our rules in the league are very explicit Trade, amnesty highlights as Magic open camp See MAGIC, Page 4B


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 Holiday Baseball CampAVONPARK SFCC Baseball will be holding its 14th Annual Holiday Baseball Camp Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19-21, for players aged 5-14. Cost of the camp is $75 with SFCC head coach Rick Hitt serving as camp director and assistant coach Andy Polk and current and former Panther players will assist campers. There will also be a special appearance by one or more former SFCC players that have made it to the Major Leagues. Register at www.southflorida.edu ; click on camps, or call 863 784-7035. Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-up registrations are accepted. Registration and check-in each day from 8:30-9 a.m. Instruction, drills, baseball trivia and games daily from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All campers receive camp T-shirt Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Duffers Pool TournamentAVON PARK Duffers Sports Grille will be kicking off a double elimination pool tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Game times will be from 7-11 p.m. each Wednesday in December and will conclude with the championship game played on Dec. 28. Everyone is guaranteed two games. All games are free. There is a $5 entry fee. All fees go to prize money for first, second and third place winners. Limited entries are being accepted. First place wins cash, pitcher of beer (or soda) and a trophy, while second and third wins cash. Sign up with Duffers General Manager Ross Vickers by the Monday, Dec. 5 deadline. Atournament ladder with times will be posted at Duffers on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Ano-show is a forfeit. Pocket billiard rules apply. Duffers is located at 2451 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park. For more details, call 452-6339.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 .Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Country Club of Sebring. Format is a four-man scramble with handicap flights. Entry fee is $65 per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Please submit entries by Monday, March 26, 2012. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012. 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 Pittsburgh1030.769282198 Baltimore930.750296192 Cincinnati750.583266250 Cleveland490.308178254 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 Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3 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, PIT42927635262111 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 Philadelphia1773379679 Pittsburgh1694368872 N.Y. Rangers1564347358 New Jersey14121297078 N.Y. Islanders9116245982 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1791358956 Toronto15113339194 Buffalo15112327875 Ottawa131243090101 Montreal11117297276 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida1685378171 Washington15121318889 Winnipeg13114308185 Tampa Bay12142267391 Carolina91842279108WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1784389690 Detroit1791358261 St. Louis1693357062 Nashville13114307477 Columbus8164206894 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota1973417563 Vancouver17101359370 Edmonton14123318377 Calgary13132287080 Colorado13161277891 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix15103337672 San Jose1591317360 Dallas15111317177 Los Angeles13114306465 Anaheim8155216592 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games New Jersey 5, Ottawa 4, SO Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, SO Vancouver 4, Montreal 3, SO Florida 2, Boston 0 Chicago 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 Nashville 4, Columbus 3, OT Detroit 5, Phoenix 2 St. Louis 4, Anaheim 2 Calgary 3, Colorado 2 Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 2 San Jose 5, Dallas 2 Fridays Games Washington 4, Toronto 2 Buffalo 2, Florida 1, OT Winnipeg 4, Carolina 2 Edmonton 4, Colorado 1 Saturdays Games Montreal at New Jersey, late N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, late Vancouver at Ottawa, late Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, late Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, late Winnipeg at Detroit, late Boston at Columbus, late San Jose at St. Louis, late Anaheim at Nashville, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late Edmonton at Calgary, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games San Jose at Chicago, 7 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Giroux PHI162137 Kessel TOR181836 Lupul TOR132033 D. Sedin VAN122133 Toews CHI171532 Nugnt-Hopkins EDM131932 Backstrom WAS112132 Eberle EDM112031 H. Sedin VAN82331 Kane CHI82331BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Octavio Dotel on a one-year contract. Traded RHP Ryan Perry to Washington for RHP Collin Balester. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with RHP Freddy Garcia on a one-year contract. Designated OF Colin Curtis for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with LHP Matt Moore on a five-year contract. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with INF Alberto Gonzalez on a minor league contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAgreed to terms with INF Lyle Overbay on a oneyear contract. Acquired RHP Trevor Cahill, LHP Craig Breslow and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics for RHP Jarrod Parker, RHP Ryan Cook and OF Collin Cowgill. CHICAGO CUBSClaimed INF Jeff Bianchi off waivers from Kansas City. MIAMI MARLINSAgreed to terms with LHP Mark Buehrle on a four-year contract. Designed RHP Clay Hensley for assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAgreed to terms with RHP Dave Bush, C Steven Lerud and LHP David Purcey on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRESTraded LHP Nick Schmidt to Colorado to complete an earlier trade.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKSSigned C Tracy McGrady to one-year contract. BOSTON CELTICSSigned G Marquis Daniels, F Chris Wilcox and C Greg Stiemsma. CHICAGO BULLSSigned F Jimmy Butler. CHARLOTTE BOBCATSRe-signed G Derrick Brown to one-year contract. CLEVELAND CAVALIERSSigned G Kyrie Irving and F Tristan Thompson. Waived F Joey Graham. DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned F Brandan Wright. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSSigned G Charles Jenkins. Waived G Jeremy Lin. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERSSigned F Caron Butler to three-year contract. LOS ANGELES LAKERSSigned F Jason Kapono, G Darius Morris and G Andrew Goudelock. MIAMI HEATAgreed to terms with G Mario Chalmers. NEW JERSEY NETSSigned G Marshon Brooks and F Jordan Williams. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDERAgreed to terms with G Daequan Cook on twoyear contract. ORLANDO MAGICReleased G Gilbert Arenas. Signed G Larry Hughes, G Gabe Pruitt, F Justin Harper and G DeAndre Liggins. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSAgreed to terms with F Thaddeus Young on multiyear contract. Signed F-C Nikola Vucevic, F Lavoy Allen, G Antonio Andersen, C Dwayne Jones, C Mike Tisdale and G Xavier Silas. PHOENIX SUNSRe-signed G-F Grant Hill to one-year contract. Signed G Sebastian Telfair and G Shannon Brown to one-year contracts. Waived G Vince Carter. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERSSigned C Greg Oden to one-year contract. SACRAMENTO KINGSSigned G Marcus Thornton and C Chuck Hayes to four-year contracts and G Jimmer Fredette, F Tyler Honeycutt and G Isaiah Thomas to rookie contracts. UTAH JAZZRe-signed G Earl Watson. Signed C Enes Kanter and G Alec Burks.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Detroit TE Brandon Pettigrew $25,000, Detroit WR Nate Burleson $7,500 and Detroit KR Stefan Logan $7,500. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Southeast,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting vs.Hardee,5 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at DeSoto,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at DeSoto,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at T-MAC Tournament,Auburndale,vs.Ridge Community,6 p .m. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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C M Y K By DIONISIO SOLDEVILA Associated PressSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez apologized Friday for using a fake name and age, saying he falsified his identify when he was young so he could play professional baseball. I apologize to my supporters, my fans, he said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. It was a mistake I made as a child and with Gods help everything will turn out OK. His real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and hes 29, a year older than listed in the Marlinsmedia guide. He spoke to the APin the Dominican Republic one day after he was arrested and released on a charge of using a false identity. Officials said he would not be prosecuted because he was cooperating with a larger investigation of fake documents. In September, the Marlins placed him on baseballs restricted list after Dominican authorities said he was implicated in the case. The pitcher also apologized to the Marlins, the U.S. government and his native Dominican Republic, a country where many worship baseball but the sport has been tarnished in recent years by the use of false documents and banned substances. Nunez, accompanied by attorney Nicolas Restituyo, did not say specifically when he adopted the fake name and age but said he did it so he could play as a pro. They told me that in order to sign I had to be one year younger to be a professional, he said. But Im a more experienced person now and I decided to appear before the authorities and say my name was Juan Carlos Oviedo, he said. Authorities have arrested Hector Pena Diaz, who is accused of falsifying Nunezs documents. Pena could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. Nunez had 36 saves and a 4.06 ERAin 68 games this season with the Marlins. He turned professional in 2000 after signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was traded to Kansas City in late 2004 and made his major league debut with the Royals the next season. The Marlins traded for him after the 2008 season. He said hes hoping to make it back to the Marlins. f reshman Toryana Jones stepping up with a three as well a sa steal and drive. But Lake Placid got a bucket apiece from Gayle a nd Coyne before Kunshe Wilson scored six straight t oward the end of the period to keep the Dragons up 31-29 at the half. English then tied it with the opening score of the third q uarter, but Gayle hit two at the line, Bria Wilson split a p air and Kunshe Wilson scored on consecutive drives t o push the lead back out to 38-31. Perry then got an easy two i nside off an English dish, but Bria Wilson scored on an o ffensive rebound. But Lake Placids freet hrow woes started to pile up as just one of the next four attempts was converted and English had two more slick assists for a score each from Jones and Takesha Williams to cut it to 41-37 heading into the final eight minutes. But that lead, held onto for the first three quarters, would soon slip from the Dragons grasp as the Devils kept on the attack and more missed free throws would come back to haunt them. Jones cut it to 41-39 with a long jumper to open the fourth and two Lake Placid misses at the charity stripe allowed for an English three to get Avon Park itsfirst lead since being up 6-4 in the first. Perry then split a pair at the line before Kunshe Wilson hit a jumper to tie it at 43s. Another missed Dragon free throw was followed by a Perry put-back, and a one-oftwo at the line by Gayle was answered with a Jones three for a 48-44 Devil lead with less than three minutes to play. Kunshe Wilson would counter with an offensive rebound and score, but two more missed free throws squandered an opportunity to tie and Avon Park would seize the moment with scores from Williams and Jones to make it 52-46 and all but seal it. Raveen Gobourne would be fouled on a three-point attempt, and would convert two of her three free throws, but with a 1-7 mark at the line for the quarter before Gobournes attempts, the damage had been done. Kunshe Wilsons long two in the waning seconds provided for the final margin. The free throws really hurt us and its something were really going to have to work on, Coyne said of her team missing 19 free tosses ina two-point loss. But defensively we did all right and we controlled the boards on both ends. We had the game, but a few little things, a couple of lapses. We saw some things to work on tonight and well be all right. Grateful for the win over this upstart of a new rival, Daley also saw some things to work on. They dug deep and showed they wanted to beat Avon Park tonight, she said. This was a lesson for our girls that this is our home court and we cant let somebody slap us in the mouth first and not respond to it. They also were killing us on the boards, offensively and defensively. But we finally got it together and fought back and I have to give T akesha (Williams) a lot of credit for digging deep and making a difference defensively when it mattered most. It was a great game , Daley continued. Itll be interesting to see how it goes when we play at their gym. That anticipated contest will have to wait until Tuesday, Jan. 17, however. In the nearer future, Lake Placid faces Mulberry at home Tuesday while Avon Park travels to DeSoto that night. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 4 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/4,11,18; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/4/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 6 6 0 0 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 5 5 5 5 National Auction Co. 2x7 00014889 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE The Avon Park Middle School Cheer Squad took first place this month in the Universal Cheerleading Associations Central Florida Regional Competition. The Lady Devils are seeking donations to travel to the national competition coming to Orlando. Front Row, left to right: Tiffany Crossen, Shelbie Meyers, Jaden Hancock, Alyssa Rowan and Sarah Becerra. Middle: Allie McSorley and Acuria Smith. Back row: Francesca Pemble, Kaitlyn Whitman, Madison New, Alyssa Cloud, Mequela Bogle, Rhianna Davis and RiColby Jefferson. Cheering champions Continued from 1B Devils need fourth-quarter surge to get past Lake Placid News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placid point guard Alex Coyne scored seven and helped set up the offense to a Dragon lead after three, but it wasnt enough to hold off Devil point Brekayla English, who scored 17, in Avon Parks come-from-behind win Friday night. Marlins Nunez apologizes for using fake name, age


C M Y K about the fact when a players under contract with the team, other teams are not allowed to contact the player or players representative about them. And if thats been voided in any way, well deal with it to the fullest extent that the NBAconstitution allows. But at this stage there arent any tampering charges. In a text message to The Associated Press Friday, Howards father denied yet another report that he was now representing Howard and the Magic said they are still dealing with agent Dan Fegan. My dad is not my agent, hes my father and thats all he wants to be, Howard said. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said he addressed the issue of distractions with the team beforehand. Its a crazy day around here, but its crazy most places in the NBAright now, Van Gundy said. But the bottom line is we talked about it before we started were professionals. Were professional athletes. Were professional coaches. You come out here and do your job. There are always distractions. This may be a little crazier than usual. But theres always distractions. Magic guard Jameer Nelson said Friday was probably one of the craziest days in my life in terms of basketball. Not knowing certain guys, Brandon getting traded, Big Baby coming in. Like it said, its just one of those days that shows you why youre a professional athlete and that you can handle it. Arenasrelease has been anticipated ever since the new amnesty clause was proposed as being included in the CBA. He has struggled in Orlando and the Magic took advantage to the new provision allows a team a onetime option to waive a players remaining contract from the salary cap and luxury tax. Since coming over from the Washington Wizards in a trade for Rashard Lewis last season, the 29-year-old Arenas hasnt been able to make an impact in Orlando. Arenas has about $62 million remaining on the final three years of his six-year, $111 million deal. Arenas averaged career lows in minutes (21.8), points (8.0) and assists (3.2) last season with the Magic, starting just two of the 49 games he appeared in. He also was at times bothered by sore left knee and left leg that at times limited his availability. Hes had three knee surgeries during his 10 seasons in the league. Practice ended without the Bass and Davis trade going official, but Bassagent Tony Dutt confirmed the impending deal of his client to the Celtics to The Associated Press, which swaps a pair of former LSU standouts. The move could be the first by Orlando during free agency to beef up their roster around Howard. Bass is entering his seventh NBAseason and averaged a career-high 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds last year in his second season with the Magic. He started 51 of the 76 games he appeared in. Davis has played all four years of his career with Boston and averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds last season, starting 13 of 78 games. After a long day, Van Gundy acknowledged that the circus atmosphere probably wont go away any time soon. When we come out here, its not about any of that, he said. Its about basketball and given the short amount of time to get ready, thats my focus. Obviously Otis has a lot of things going on and things he has to be concerned with. He keeps me informed and we talk about those things. But when it time for practice, thats what Im concerned with and our players, thats where their focus needs to be. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 12/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 6 6 2 2 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 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; apple; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 8 8 7 7 1 1 away from a pin himself. But Sorisa turned the tables again and this time secured his pin. Sophomore Casey Ricker t hen closed the night for Sebring with a pin late in the first round of his 160-pound match with Laron Richardson to provide for the final score. Its tough because weve been rebuilding for a few years and I thought this was the year where wed really step up, head coach Josh Miller said. Christopher Cook is out with injury, Ryan M cNew is hurt. Ive got six kids out of the line-up right now, which seems to be my thorn every year. Were real young right now because those kids are out, he continued. I guess I want to build it faster than its coming. But they say you can tear something down twice as fast as you rebuild it and that seems to be the case here. Shaq really stepped up though, coming back late and getting his second real big win of the season. Were turning it on, but its taking a while. The team was at the Okeechobee duals over the weekend before returning home for their Senior Night match against Bartow Thursday. After that, were looking forward to the holidays to get some more mat time, Miller said. Were real young now and so the more time we get them on the mat is invaluable. Continued from 1B Streaks struggle with injuries News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Josh Figur got Sebrings first win of the night, a first-round pin of Joshua Collier, Thursday against Lake W ales. Below: Dakota Slade was this close to getting a pin in his match Thursday night, but Lake Wales Bobby Sorisa soon flipped the script and got the pin himself, much like Lake Wales rode a mid-meet run to take a 49-30 win over the Blue Streaks. Continued from 1B Magic work through crazy day Class 8A State Semifinal Miramar 14, Christopher Columbus Catholic 6 Plant 26, Fletcher 7 Class 7A State Semifinal First Coast 24, Lakeland 14 Manatee 19, Dwyer 14 Class 6A State Semifinal Armwood 46, Bartram Trail 38 Miami Central 17, Mainland 7 Class 5A State Semifinal Miami Norland 35, Palmetto 27 Wakulla 41, Pasco 38, 3OT Class 2A State Championship North Florida Christian 69, Admiral Farragut 0 Class 1A State Championship Jefferson County 47, Chipley 13 Florida High School Football Scores Associated PressMIAMI Mario Chalmers says hes staying with the Miami Heat. Chalmers said Friday morning that he is planning to stay with the Heat until they dont want me any more. He was a restricted free agent, meaning Miami would have had the chance to match any offer that he accepted from another club anyway. Terms of Chalmersdeal were not immediately announced. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 7B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used; 00014844 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Gallerygoers streamed into The Artists Group Open House on Dec. 4 at TAGs six artists, including Louise Weis, Betty McCarthy, Dr. Nancy Adams, Betty Heim, Kathleen Morgan and Kathy Alvord circulated among a throng of happy gallery guests who munch gourmet food and drank great cranberry punch while looking at the wonderful paintings, glass art and unique jewelry made by Avon Parks artists. Visitors to TAG Art Studio and GalIery inside Avon Parks elegant Jacaranda Hotel on Main Street can enter the gallery by either the North Lake Avenue entrance or by the Jacarandas lobby entrance. The Lake Avenue entrance is closer to the Gallery, but the Jacarandas lobby entrance gives the gallerygoer more bang for his buck. Ample parking gives easy access. TAGs artists are all experienced painters and art teachers and offer cheerful landscapes of Floridas scenery, still lifes and animal paintings that would appeal to the citrus grower, the farmer and the businessman, as well as to the general public. And, oh yes, the prices are low compared to the prices charged in larger cities. One gallery-goer, Kathy Alvord, is a painting student who lives in Sebring. Louise Weis, who teaches our acrylics class, is wonderful, Alvord said. She never hollers at us and can always fix our mistakes. Alvord was born in New York State and has come to Highlands County with her husband, David, for the past six winters. Weisacrylics class at the TAG Art Studio and Gallery is held for four hours on Wednesday afternoons. Alvord, who had never painted, started painting lessons in the fall of 2009. Since then, she has painted 14 pictures in the TAG class and another six pictures at home. Louise Weis tells our class, You never make mistakes. Once dry, you can change the color or if youve painted in the wrong place, you can paint over it with the right color, Alvord said. Weis said that several people in her art class were at the Open House. She recommends art classes to snowbirds as well as to locals, as the artists dont paint in the summers anyway. The classes are totally relaxing; you dont think about your home troubles or anything when youre here. Painter and jewelry artist, Kathleen Morgan, said, I do it all: acrylic painting, jewelry and metallic glass art, which is 10 layers of metallic paint in different colors, painted over carefully selected glass pieces. I do reverse painting, which is painting the outside of the glass first, then painting the inside a dark color. As you turn the glass, the outside colors swirl. Morgan is from Michigan, about 27 miles from Toledo, but lives here now. Shes worked with glass painting her whole life, learning and perfecting her technique. Her favorite finished piece is a plate-sized leaf with soft swirling colors. It sells for $125. Painter Betty McCarthy, once a popular Avon Park photographer whose Main Street studio was destroyed by Hurricane Charley, likes oils but is proficient in all painting media, as well as sculpture and hand-building in clay. She teaches TAGs clay classes. For 16 years, while McCarthy had her photography studio, she also worked the front desk at the Jacaranda. Chila Smith, a scientist and hiking and scuba diving enthusiast who was born in Chile, has painted for 30 years. Shes currently working in acrylics but oil is her favorite medium. She said, About four years ago I joined this group of crazy artists at the TAG Studio in Avon Park and it has been one of the most wonderful experiences in my life. I work with people who know about art, who are good at art, and who love it as much as I do. I have fun here. Betty Heim, another TAG painter, holds degrees in art and painting and has won awards throughout Florida and New Jersey. She studied art history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and studied for a summer in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Nancy Adams, a retired veterinarian, grew up in New Hampshire, attended college in New York and became a veterinarian at University of Georgia. She had her own practice for 25 years in Brandon, but painted on the side. After retiring in 2005, Adams moved to Avon Park, where shes a part of TAG. She does mediums of oil and watercolor, but just teaches oil. Her new classes will be Jan. 11 to Feb. 15, on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. I do a lot of Florida birds, pelicans and flamingos, in both watercolor and oils. Ive done a painting of one panther, which sold and wolves, as I fell in love with wolves in Yellowstone, she said. As the almost extinct Florida panther holds a special place in the hearts of Floridians, I plan to paint more panther pictures. At TAG we inspire one another and when we get together we talk and support each other. Its a nice studio. Its just a nice place to come. Call TAG at 784-7346. TAG holds Holiday Open House Courtesy photo Kathleen Morgan is glass painter and member of TAG. Special to the News-SunLAKELAND The Kuumba Dancers and Drummers of Tampa Bay will perform during Polk Museum of Arts Kwanzaa Celebration from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26. Although the Museum is usually closed on Mondays, it will open at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 26 for this event. Admission is free. Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American culture, but this party is fo r everyone! During this event, guests will learn about the principles Kwanzaa is founded upon and be able to do a little dancing with the Kuumba Dancers. Call the Museums Education Department a t 688-5423. Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland is a private, notfor-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate o f the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. on Sundays and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free fo r museum members. Kuumba Dancers and Drummers at PMoAs Kwanzaa Celebration


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College presents a stellar season of Matinee performances beginning with singer and impressionist Paul Tanner at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tanner has amazed audiences from Las Vegas to Broadway and around the globe. His show is jam-packed with impressions from the worlds of celebrity, comedy, and music and has often been compared to the Man of Many Voices, Danny Gans. The ladies will swoon as Paul Tanner brings the likes of Elvis, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, and Engelbert Humperdink to life to serenade them and perhaps kiss them on the hand. No doubt others will enjoy the extraordinary impressions of Barry Manilow, Roger Miller, Nat King Cole, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, and many others. His talents were noticed at a very early age and eventually earned him a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. There he trained classically and began his opera career singing with such stars as Beverly Sills and Marilyn Horne. However, his career didnt stop at opera. His loyal fans have followed him from the stages of Broadway to Las Vegas with a short stop at Shea Stadium where he was invited to sing for Pope John Paul II. It was his uncanny knack for imitating the voice of popular singers and celebrities that led him to a pivotal moment in his career. After a performance in Los Angeles, he was introduced to Neil Diamonds mother, who remarked, You sound more like my son than my son does! His natural ability has turned him into a mustsee sensation. The 2012 Matinee Series is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc., and The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located in the front of the Theatre fo r the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive in Avon Park. Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239) 6710390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. 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 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all 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 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Singer and impressionist Paul Tanner will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts SFCC Matinee Series opens with impressionist Paul Tanner on Jan. 10 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 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 with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week 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 independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www.ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who 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): grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and 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) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus 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 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Breakfast Rotary club announces the appearance of Gary Lewis and the Playboys at SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsors for the event are Budget Bi Rite Insurance, Inc. of Avon Park and Nurse On Call Home Health Care in Sebring. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Heartland National Banks, Highlands Independent Banks, Wauchula State Banks, the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and Reflections on Silver Lake. Gary Lewis, the son of Jerry Lewis was discovered by the Disneyland entertainment director. In the summer of 1964, they did their first single, This Diamond Ring. From then on they followed with hits such as Count Me In, Everybody Loves a Clown and in 1965 Lewis was the Male Vocalist of the Year from Cash Box magazine. This show is a must see for fans of the 1960s pop classics. For more information, call 453-5756. Gary Lewis and the Playboys to perform Feb. 17 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Amemorial service for Don Brusha, the longtime Avon Park Librarian who recently died at home, is being planned for January. Don Brushas double-first cousin, Ron Brusha, and his wife, Lynn, are planning the memorial service with Mary Myers, Head Librarian in Sebring, Barbara Holt and Charlene Hogan, president of the Friends of the Avon Park Library. Holt was a special friend of Don Brushas. She has lived in Highlands County for six months and in Canada for six months for the last 10 years. Holt has generously offered to pay a glass artist to create an original blown-glass chandelier about 36 inches wide to be hung in the middle of the Avon Park Librarys reading area. This chandelier will be similar in style to Dale Chihulys stupendous green, blown-glass chandelier hanging in the Rotunda of Londons Victoria and Albert Museum, which is considered to be the worlds greatest museum of Art and Design. Brushas ashes will be scattered over Santa Catalina Island, Calif. The date of his memorial service in Highlands County will be announced in January. The Friends of the Avon Park Library have enjoyed the suppor t of Don Brusha for many years. He was a counselor and friend s. He will be missed. Brusha Memorial planned for January ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Associated PressNEWYORK If there is a best-of list for music this year, its a safe bet to put Adele on top. Billboard has declared her the No. 1 artist of 2011. Rihanna was No. 2, followed by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne. The list, announced Friday, takes into account album sales, charting singles, radio airplay and other factors. Rounding out the list was Bruno Mars at No. 6, Nicki Minaj at No. 7, Taylor Swift at No. 8, Justin Bieber at No. 9 and Chris Brown at No. 10. Adeles album was the best-selling of the year with 4.8 million sold. Following on the list: Swifts Speak Now, Gagas Born This Way, Jason Aldeans My Kinda Party and Susan Boyles The Gift. Adele also had the most popular song with Rolling in the Deep. LMFAOs Party Rock Anthem featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock was No. 2, Perrys Firework was No. 3, her E.T. Adele was the top female artist. Lil Wayne was the top male.Andie MacDowells daughter named Miss Golden GlobeThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named its newest Miss Golden Globe. Rainey Qualley was introduced as the 2012 honoree at a news conference Thursday a t Cecconis restaurant in Wes t Hollywood. Shes the daughte r of Golden Globe-nominated actress Andie MacDowell. Miss Golden Globe is traditionally the child of a celebrity who is invited to assist during the awards ceremony. Previous honorees include Rumer Willis, Laura Dern, Melanie Griffith and Joely Fisher. Adele earns Billboards top artist of 2011 award


C M Y K Trees serve mankind in many ways. Of course, they are beautiful to look at, but they also provide oxygen, shade, shelter, food, timber and many other necessities. But did you know that in Florida there are good trees and not so good trees? The good trees, or native species, are those that have always been in Florida. Native simply means indigenous or endemic. They are naturalized to a given area in a geologic time period. These trees have developed, occurred naturally or existed for many years in the area of Florida. Most native plants have special adaptations to their environment. Pine trees, specifically the slash pine, cover most of the land mass in our Sunshine state. In Florida, we are fortunate to have seven native pine species. The two most abundant and common are the slash and long leaf varieties. The slash pine (Pinus elliottii) is the most widespread. They love the sun and will tolerate most soils. They grow very fast and can reach heights of 80 feet. The needles are about eight to 12 inches long. They reproduce by seeds, which are located in the cones. This particular pine is fire dependent, which means that it needs fire to survive. The heat enables the cones to open and release their seeds. Many animals and birds also depend on these seeds as a food source. Like its relative the slash pine, the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) also grows to a height of about 80 feet and thrives in sunny spots. Longleafs are generally found in uplands in sandhill and flatwood communities. The needles are from nine to 18 inches long and are in bundles of three. Unlike the slash, longleaf pines need acidic soils that are well drained, dry and sandy. This is a slow growing pine and it spends about the first seven years of its life in the grassy stage. The longleaf is the longest living pine. Youve probably all seen the sand pine (Pinus clausa), which resembles a Christmas tree in shape. These trees also like full sun but dont get as tall as the slash or longleaf varieties. They reach a height of about 40 feet. The cones are only about two to three inches and found in clusters. They have flat, winged seeds that take about four years to open and release. The needles on the sand pine are about two to three inches long and are soft and flexible in bundles of two. The shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is found mostly in northern Florida. It grows in uplands and mixed hardwood stands. It likes sandy and well drained soils and can climb to a height of 100 feet. The needles are two to five inches long and it is a drought-tolerant species. The spruce pine (Pinus glabra) is a little different than the other pines. It enjoys moist and fertile soil. Generally, this species can be found in rich woodlands and mixed hardwood forests.This pine also enjoys full sun and grows to about 80 feet tall. For the first five years of its life, the spruce pine grows very rapidly. But once the five year mark has been reached, the growth rate slows down. The needles are about two or three inches long and the cones are about two inches in length. The cones remain on the tree for several years and then they turn gray and fall off. The pond pine (Pinus serotina) can be found in poorly drained flatwoods and around the edges of ponds. The needles range from four to eight inches and the trunk of this pine can appear twisted and deformed. The cones remain unopened on the tree for many years before falling off. The loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is the fastest growing southern pine. Like its relatives, it also likes full sun and grows to be about 80 feet tall. It can grow in just about any type of soil but prefers acidic. The needles are six to ten inches long in bundles of three. The cones on the loblolly are lined with sharp spines at the tips. This tree has a shallow root system and can be transplanted quite easily. These true evergreens are an enjoyable feature in Floridas landscape. When other trees are losing their leaves, the pines remain lus h and bright green, adding more color to our fall and winter seasons. Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about pines is when the breeze moves through their delicate needles it sounds like a waterfall or raging water in some form. It is a very relaxing and natural sound. Pines also have a very pleasant aroma and are very pleasing to the eye. Floridians are fortunate indeed to live in such a beautiful state. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com Veranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/4,11,18; 0 0 0014558 BORDER TOWN CANTINA; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/11,14; 00014854 The seven pine tree species in Florida Courtesy photo Longleaf pine trees are a relative to the more common Slash pine. The longleaf pine is a slow growing tree which spends about the first seven years of its life in the grassy stage. The longleaf is the longest living pine. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess CROSSWORDSOLUTION


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Aselect group of students in South Florida Community Colleges Allied Health program were recently awarded scholarships from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. The recipients are currently enrolled in SFCCs Nursing, Dental Education, Radiography, and Emergency Medical Services programs. The students awarded the scholarships were Dental Hygiene students Maria Mares, Candy Velez, Nuvia Sanchez, and Raquel Diaz; EMS students Jennifer Bidlack, Christy Cooper, Yvonne Danielson, Kelli Delaney, Jeremy Hollenbeck, Michael Hollenbeck, William Jackson, Rodger King, Wayne Markey, David Mills, Matthew Simmons, Michael Strube, Joshua Taylor, Sean Testerman, and May Wack; Nursing students Nhora Adams, Katherine Campbell, Sebastian Eriksen, Linda Farnes, Ivan Lee, Jennifer Schreiner, Reinhard Stadelbauer, Nicole Norman, Trista Howard, Kevin Hawkins, Deborah Crocker, and Brenda Terrones, and Radiography students Mandy Willard, Veronica Marin, and Kelly Panchenko. The scholarship comes from a donation by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida to the Florida College System Foundation, a leading advocate for postsecondary educational opportunity, access, and student success. The foundation recruits gifts and donations from national and statewide groups and disburses it among the 28 Florida community and state colleges. The Florida College System Foundation feels scholarships such as this are important to help meet the needs of Floridas students, said Winkie Williams, Florida College System Foundation board member. We believe in helping those students who want to achieve success with a college education, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida scholarship helps those students achieve their dreams of becoming health care professionals. Blue Cross and Blue Shield made the donation to create an endowed scholarship fund for students in nursing and other allied health programs at all 28 of Floridas community and state colleges to meet the growing need for skilled nurses and allied health professionals and to attract students into the nursing field from populations that are underrepresented. SFCC has received the scholarship each year since 2006. Allied Health Program Managers are grateful to Blue Cross and Blue Shield for their continued support of Nursing and Allied Health students at SFCC, said Rebecca Sroda, associate dean, SFCC Allied Health/Dental Education. Their generous donation provides much needed financial support for many students working to achieve their career aspirations. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 11B **HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BAN; 3.639"; 6"; Black; 12/7,11; 00014670 AVON PARK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIS; 3.639"; 4"; Black; bridal & formal wear show & sa; 00014847 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; PO0089421 discover a new world; 00014865 CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College will offer a 40-hour Security Guard Training course, Jan. 30-Feb. 14, at the SFCC Public Service Academy. Class meets Monday through Thursday, 6-10 p.m. This course is required to work as a State of Florida licensed security guard, class D license. Cost of the course is $130 per person. Registration must be complete before the start of the course. Register in Building B a t the Highlands Campus o r any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact the SFCC Public Service Academy at ext. 7280 or 7285 at 453-6661. SFCC offers security guard certification course Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The FFA Sub-District Contest was held at South Florida Community College on Tuesday. Kevin Brown, dean of Applied Sciences at SFCC welcomed the participants, parents, advisors, judges and other guests and expressed his admiration to everyone for their involvement and dedication. The following counties comprise the Sub-District: Highlands, Glades and Hendry. In the business meeting that followed, Shelby Ball of Avon Park Sr. and Angie Patino of Sebring Sr. were elected as 2012 Sub-District Chairman and Co-Chairman, respectively. Competition took place in six events. The results were as follows:Tractor OperationsFirst place, Jacob Kopta, Avon Park Sr.; Second place, Kaleb Langdale, Moore Haven; Matthew Pettit (Sebring Sr.) and Nick Swain (Lake Placid Sr.) also competed.CreedFirst place, Jessica Belcher, Sebring Sr.; Second place, Kelsey Cole, Avon Park Sr.; Mariah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat Middle.Opening and Closing CeremoniesFirst place, Hill-Gustat (Alex Hornick, Sydney Whitehurst, Austin Hart, Amber Myers, Megan Soward, Taylor Shoemaker and Emily Little); second place, Lake Placid Middle; third place, Avon Park Middle.Extemporaneous Speaking (Middle)First place, Mariah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat; Second place, Elizabeth deBree, Sebring Middle; Garrett Barr, Avon Park Middle.Extemporaneous Speaking (Senior)First place, Elton GarganoSebring Sr.; Second place, Brooke Jackson, Avon Park Sr.; Third place, Haley Stevens, Moore Haven.Prepared Public Speaking (Middle)First place, Jacob Schlosser, Avon Park Middle; Second place, Gavin Thompson, Hill-Gustat; Third place, Valissa Hitt, Sebring Middle.Prepared Public Speaking (Senior)First place Megan Stein, Sebring Sr.; Second place, Nick Swain, Lake Placid Sr.; Third place, Mattie Bass, Moore HavenParliamentary Procedure (Middle)First place, Hill-Gustat (Alex Hornick, SeAnna Hornick, Emily Little, Ritika Manik, Sadharth Ananthan and Jonathon Accosta); Second place, Avon Park Middle.Parliamentary Procedure (Senior)First place, Sebring Sr. (Teresa Ware, Megan Stein, Ashley Palmer, Tara OBerry, Jessica Belcher and Kelby Mahoney; Second place, Avon Park Sr.; Third place, Lake Placid Sr. Locals shine at FFA Sub-District Courtesy photo (Front row, from left) Alex Hornick, Emily Little, Ritika Manik, SeAnna Hornick, Jonathon Acosta, (back row) Charlie Brown, Sadharth Aananthan, Megan Stein and Brittany Gates at the FFA Sub-District Contest was held at South Florida Community College. SFCC students get scholarships from Blue Cross Blue Shield Courtesy photo SFCC EMS students who received Blue Cross and Blue Shield scholarships were Jennifer Bidlack, Christy Cooper, Yvonne Danielson, Kelli Delaney, Jeremy Hollenbeck, Michael Hollenbeck, William Jackson, Rodger King, Wayne Markey, David Mills, Matthew Simmons, Michael Strube, Joshua Taylor, Sean Testerman, and May Wack. The Panther Network may be viewed exclusively on Comcast Cable Channel 6. Wednesday 2-2:30 p.m. Meet The Author-Anthony D. 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C M Y K Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Dec. 12-16 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn cobbettes, mixed vegetables, Colby Jack cheese stick, glazed berries and cherries, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad plate, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Pressed Cuban sandwich, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad meal, baked beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Grilled cheese sandwich, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, dill stack, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, Smart cookies, potato chips, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, corn cobbettes, mixed vegetables, glazed berries and cherries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, dried blueberries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Pressed Cuban sandwich, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, baked beans, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Grilled cheese sandwich, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, chicken patty on bun, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, corn cobbettes, mixed vegetables, Colby Jack cheese stick, glazed berries and cherries, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Pressed Cuban sandwich, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad meal, baked beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Grilled cheese sandwich, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, dill stack, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, Smart cookies, potato chips, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Maple waffle stick, string cheese, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green peas, strawberry applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chicken biscuit, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, white milk, very berry bread, apple juice. Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, green beans, Smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Very berry bread, apple juice, chocolate milk, white milk, chicken biscuit, strawberry cup. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, broccoli, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast burrito, orange juice, chocolate milk, white milk, cinnamon oatmeal, Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn, refried beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon T oast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon oatmeal, Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, breakfast burrito, orange juice. Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, grilled cheese sandwich, Sun Chips, diced pears, carrots and dip, apple juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green peas, strawberry applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, green beans, Smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, broccoli, fruited Jell-O, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn, fruit cocktail cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, Sun Chips, diced pears, carrots and dip, Goldfish crackers, apricot cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011www.newssun.com Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00004069 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break p/u; 00014536 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/4,11,18,25; 00014557 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/11/11; 00014850 CHALKTALK School Menus


C M Y K DearAbby: Why do camera-happy people think its OK to snap someones picture and then post it on social networking sites without permission? I recently attended a party for an old friend. Of course, everyone wanted a photo of the guest of honor. Dont get me wrong, I love pictures. But I think that if the photographer is intending to post it online, he or she should ask, Is it all right if I post your photo on my Facebook page? One considerate person asked if he could photograph our table and we agreed. Another person didnt ask and just kept snapping away. I tried to duck out of the way when I knew it was going to be an unflattering shot, but it was posted anyway and I looked awful. I have some health issues that have caused weight gain and hair loss, and Im very self-conscious and do not want my image plastered all over the Internet looking this way. I am usually a good sport, but wonder if others feel this is a breach of etiquette and possibly security. What do you think? Camera-Shy in Pennsylvania DearCamera-Shy: You are definitely not the only person who feels this way. Most people prefer to be seen when they know they look their best. Feeling as you do, contact the person who took and posted the picture and ask that it be taken down from the Facebook page. Your reason for asking is valid and if the person has any manners at, all your wishes will be respected. DearAbby: My college roommate Jillian has become my closest friend. When we started discussing room assignments for next year, she informed me that she wont be rooming with me because she wants to transfer to a different school to be with her boyfriend. She will be transferring from one of the best schools in the state to one thats much less prestigious. If Jillians boyfriend loved her, he wouldnt pressure her into changing schools. How can I convince her that shes giving up an opportunity to receive the best education here? Wants The Best For Her in Georgia DearWants The Best: It would be interesting to know how Jillians parents feel about her making the move. Has she told them her plans yet? If they are aware and have voiced no objection, you could debate this with Jillian forever and not convince her because shes thinking with her heart, not her head. This may not be what youre hoping to hear, but my advice is to start looking for another roommate. DearAbby: When my sisters husband comes to our house for a family dinner or other event, he immediately asks where he can take a nap. He then goes upstairs and sleeps for a couple of hours. This has been going on for more than five years and is not related to any medical condition. Should I mention this to my sister? I think he is being rude. Sleepys B.-I.-L. DearB.-I.-L.: You should definitely talk to your sister about her husbands behavior although she may wonder why it has taken you so long to do so. Sleepy may be uncomfortable interacting with people, which is why he retreats upstairs to sleep. Please withhold judgment until you have more information. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 11, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 12/9/11 p/u; 0 0 0014789 DIVERSIONS GIVEBSA CHANCEBy JANE & ALEX BOISVERT ACROSS 1 Corrupt, in a way 6 Ignore 12 Sleeping 18 Ayes 19 "Lady Marmalade" group 20 Caesar salad topper 22 Unpleasant pair to choose from 23 "To reiterate ..." 24 Deep-fried Japanese dish 25 Jaded ballplayer? 27 Grain of sand? 28 Mocha native 29 Fantastic 31 As well 32 Vase-shaped pitcher 33 Drama with two spinoffs 36 Scarlett, to Rhett, ultimately 38 1983 Keaton title role 42 Tweet 44 Alka-Seltzer sound 46 New York college whose team is the Gaels 47 Coal receptacle building blocks? 51 Steer groups? 54 2001 French film nominated for five Academy Awards 55 One reason to work 57 Energy meas. 58 Tell 59 Stain-removal brand 60 Turning parts 61 Grasps 62 Sharpen 63 Family name in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" 64 Shark's practice 66 Tell 70 Field division 71 They get tipped in lots 73 1971 Clapton classic 74 Psyche part, to Freud 77 General at Antietam 78 White Label Scotch maker 79 Roaches, e.g. 80 Fish with a bad cold? 83 Pointed front of a two-wheeler? 85 Jai __ 86 Deserve 87 Browns 88 Cheers 90 Slightly burned 94 Was in charge of 95 Insect stage after larva 99 Morning morsel 101 "Got me" 103 Ear problem 105 Sound of Crosby's doorbell? 109 Collection of yokels? 112 Kuwait, for one 113 How a team should work 114 "Love Story" co-star 115 Timeline divisions 116 Reddish-brown horses 117 Like some mythology 118 Malevolent beings 119 From Aconcagua, say 120 Lamb piece DOWN 1 Parting words 2 Look over 3 "Am I crazy?" 4 Merman, notably 5 Museum Folkwang city 6 Normal opening? 7 Stands guard, perhaps 8 One may be deviated 9 Disney dwarf 10 Played loudly 11 Although 12 Entr'__ 13 Costumed kid's hope 14 "Pretty Woman" genre, briefly 15 Blissful 16 Broadway souvenir 17 Songwriter Amos 19 Bldg. with stacks 21 Rebellious Turner 26 Singer Lionel 27 NBAers' game 30 RSVP 34 Word seen in brackets 35 Trying 37 See 69-Down 39 Comedian Jay 40 Draft status 41 Sail support 42 Short review? 43 H.S. exams 45 Crack filler 47 Gala 48 Letters before an online view 49 Krypton relative 50 Word after sky or powder 51 Grill partner 52 Sea witch in "The Little Mermaid" 53 Frat letters 56 Bakery array 60 49-Down, for example 61 Braver 63 Part of an act 65 Southern Slavs 66 Zinger 67 Connecticut town for which a disease is named 68 Et __ 69 With 37-Down, Bonnie and Clyde 70 Ex-boxer Laila 72 Litter reactions 73 Reduced 74 Auction site 75 __ warning 76 Like much history 78 Steve's sidekick in "Hawaii Five-O" 79 Washington's mount? 81 About 2.2 pounds 82 "__ it on!" 84 Kipling python 89 Domingo preceder 91 Martini with an onion 92 Einstein's second son 93 Reserved 95 Some uprights 96 Says 97 Web image-viewing software 98 Scarlett's love 100 On a scale of one __ 102 Sleep problem 104 Beef cut 105 Flower place 106 Wrote online, briefly 107 Pleasing 108 Storied loch 110 Potter's oven 111 "__ a Wonderful Life" 113 Botanist Gray Solution on page 10B As each passing day brings us closer to Christmas Day, we may feel squeezed in by all that is expected of us at this season overwhelmed instead of joyful. Add to that the economic constraints hemming us in on every side, and we may be hyperventilating in a claustrophobic box of apprehension. Like a sturdy lid, it has come down hard and closed us off from celebrating. But, if that is our perspective, then we arent really looking at this holiday as the Holy Day it is. Think of it this way. We were born in time. But, God created us for eternity. He has a purpose and plan for our lives that includes more than the time we will spend here on earth. When Jesus came to earth, the Eternal One limited himself to living in time. He was placed in the box of a manger for his first bed. He willingly boxed himself into the time he created for mankind. Every year we take out the manger scene, placing Jesus in his rightful place with adoring parents watching over him. Angels sing, shepherds come and it gets neatly tied together with the wise men bringing their gifts. At the end of the season, we pack the box, seal it and put it away. Unfortunately, that is how we sometimes treat our relationship with God. We pull him out when we need him to decorate a place in our lives; or to help us out of a fix. Then we tuck him away till the next time he can be useful. But though God the Son, Jesus Christ, entered our world and confined himself to the box of time, he is infinite, unlimited. He created the universe and is not limited or confined by it. He is the image of the invisible GodFor by him all things were createdall things were created by him and for himHe is before all things, and in him all things hold together, says Colossians 1:15, 16, 17, NIV. Though human, the attributes of God were still in tact. Through the ministrations of the Holy Spirit, Jesusdivine nature acted under human conditions fully human and fully divine. Therefore, he could identify with us and invite us back into relationship with God the Father. He longs to be invited into our lives. He is personal. At this most holy season, lets embrace all that he is and free ourselves to live in time; but, for eternity. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Born in a box, not for the box Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, this week youll need to operate under the "use-it-or-lose-it" way of thinking. Dont sit on any resources, including your time. Get active and be productive. Taurus (April 21-May 21) You may need to call in a few favors from friends, Taurus. There is a hurdle you need to get over and it likely will not get done alone. Pisces could be the person you seek. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, sometimes others simply dont understand you, and deep down inside you may just like it that way. You continue to bring an air of mystery to the week. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, it will take some time, but you will finally be able to convince someone to heed your advice. It will take all of your persuasive power to do so. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, avoid letting your guard down after something falls in your favor. You will need to redouble your efforts to make sure things keep going swimmingly. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, its wise to open your eyes a little wider and see where things are going right or wrong for you. Making the same choices over and over wont lead to progress. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, a change of scenery could help bring a new perspective to something that has been on your mind. Get out of town for a few days and enjoy the respite. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, its time to put that creative energy to good use. Now could be the time to spearhead a project that has your name written all over it. Start drawing up ideas. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a wonderful birthday celebration, but the most ideal could simply be surrounding yourself with family and friends this week. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Take a cue from someone close that less is more when youre caught in the middle of a squabble, Capricorn. Keep your opinions to yourself for the time being. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, there may be a few bumps along the way, but this week figures to be peaceful and relaxing. Plus, your financial situation is steadily improving. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, use your cache of energy to plow through projects at work and free up some time for fun for the weekend into next week. Notable birthdays Dec. 11, Jermaine Jackson, Singer (57); Dec. 12, Mayim Bialik, Actress (36); Dec. 13, Steve Buscemi, Actor (54); Dec. 14, Vanessa Hudgens, Singer (23); Dec. 15, Don Johnson, Actor (62); Dec. 16, Benjamin Bratt, Actor (48); Dec. 17, Duff Goldman, Chef (37). Put creative energy to good use, Scorpio Party guest isnt celebrating after finding her photo online Horoscope Dear Abby Top 10 Concert Tours from PollstarBy The Associated PressThe Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous weeks ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. 1. (1) Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson: The Immortal; $1,924,258; $116.04. 2. (2) Taylor Swift; $1,320,833; $69.53. 3. (4) Marc Anthony; $961,805; $84.29. 4. (5) Enrique Iglesias; $806,680; $69.00. 5. (7) Journey; $651,018; $58.05. 6. (6) Foo Fighters; $647,638; $47.97. 7. (8) Keith Urban; $591,247; $61.55. 8. (New) Caifanes; $530,209; $50.38. 9. (10) Katy Perry; $519,977; $45.17. 10. (9) Jason Aldean; $497,140; $36.39.


C M Y K LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 11, 2011 he holidays can easily overwhelm. Theres so much to do, in what seems like so little time. And you are bound to let something fall through the cracks, right? Well, take a lesson from Santa this year: Make a list. Check it twice. To help you out, weve already done the first part for you (1. Make list). Clip and save these handy checklists to make this holiday season your most organized yet! Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune Hosting a holiday dinner, cocktail party or family gathering? Follow these steps to minimize your stress and maximize the fun for you and your guests.2-3 WEEKS BEFORE Pick event type (dinner, happy hour, cookie exchange) Set time, date Make guest list Invite guests (via paper invites, email or phone)1-2 WEEKS BEFORE Plan menu (dont forget beverages alcoholic and non) Plan entertainment (music, games, gift exchange, etc.)3-4 DAYS BEFORE Grocery shop (dont forget paper products, cups, ice and garnishes) Clean house (vacuum, dust, clean bathrooms) Press tablecloths Clean, polish serving pieces1 DAYBEFORE Stock bathroom with soap, toilet paper, fresh hand towels Set table Make extra ice Find space for guestscoats Prep any food you can make in advanceDAYOF Prep remaining food Fill ice bucket Put out condiments, salt/ pepper, butter Take a deep breath Enjoy your event Dont be stuck at Christmas dinner without something for Aunt Sally, or be scrambling last moment for a teacher gift. Fill in gift ideas for each person on your list and, if youre budget conscious, your target spending amount. Kids Parents In-laws Siblings Nieces/nephews Grandparents Grandkids Other family Friends Boss/colleagues/mentors Grab bags Teachers Service providers (cleaning person, gardener, etc.) Babysitters Hostess gifts (buy several generic ones to have on hand) ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Going away over the holidays? Whether youre escaping to the beach or going to Grandmas, heres a packing list to get you started.FOR THE KIDDOS Clothes (plus a spare outfit) Shoes Socks/tights Underwear Pajamas Stuffed animal/pillow/security blanket Nightlight(s) Portable video gamer (and charger, games) Books/toys Medications (plus pain reliever/fever reducer)FOR THE BABIES (KIDDOS PLUS) Diapers/wipes Bottles Food Bibs, burp cloths Pacifier Portable crib, sheets, blankets Stroller (if youll be walking a lot)FOR ADULTS Clothes (plus a spare outfit) Shoes Socks/tights/stockings Underwear Pajamas Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush and paste, hairbrush, shampoo/ conditioner) Makeup Hairdryer Travel clock (or use alarm on cellphone) Purse/wallet (cash for tips, incidentals) Cellphone (and charger) Laptop (and power cord) Medications (plus pain reliever)FOR EVERYONE In-flight/in-car entertainment (DVD player and movies, books, magazines, games, etc., plus chargers for electronics) In-flight/in-car snacks, drinks (Tip: If going through airport security, bring empty bottles and fill once youre cleared) Handwipes/hand sanitizer Tissues Holiday gifts/hostess gift (leave unwrapped if flying)BEFORE YOU LEAVE Stop mail and newspaper Hire pet sitter Ask a neighbor to check on the house, keep an eye out for packages Set an indoor light/holiday lights on a timer Turn down heat All work and no play makes the holidays a very dull time. So heres a list of suggestions to put a little sparkle into your season. Write letters to Santa Go caroling Make a gingerbread house Watch your favorite holiday movies Find a light display near your home and take a tour Go downtown to see the store windows Take the kids ice skating Wear an ugly holiday sweater Make hot chocolate and mulled cider Unfortunately, shopping, entertaining and traveling are not all youll be doing this season. Heres a list of all the other stuff that you cant forget about. Holiday cards Take photo Buy/order cards Address cards Buy stamps Mail! Decorate the house Buy tree or set up artificial tree Trim the tree! Make a family visit to Santa Bake cookies (or other family goodies like fruitcake, pumpkin roll) Make sure the whole family has holiday outfits (dont forget the kidsdress shoes) Contact family to make holiday plans (where to go on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, etc.) Confirm times, what to bring to family gatherings Buy wrapping paper, tape, ribbon and gift tags Wrap gifts Assemble toys Leave out milk and cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer Mail/Newspaper carrier(s)