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Publication Date: 12-18-2011
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C M Y K Sunday, December 18, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 149 | 75 cents HighLow 72 51Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Mostly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Do you have a real Christmas tree? Next question: Should someone convicted of dog fighting face mandatory prison time? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Kevin Harris Age 31, of A von Park James Platt III Age 63, of Sarasota James Singletary Age 89, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 17.9% No 82.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 106 Arts & Entertainment6B Best-Sellers 9B Business 9A Chalk Talk 11B Classifieds 11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope 13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B 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; 00014563 PAGE14B Courtesy photo One of the dogs recovered Dec. 6 from High Avenue in Sebring that was being used in a dog fighting ring, which had severe lacerations on its face. The face of dog fighting News-Sun file photo Two new initiatives announced Wednesday aim to get more local kids involved in triathlons. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Along with the newly unveiled TriPOWER initiative, the Highlands County YMCAhas announced a new triathlon series known as Rock N Heartland Youth Triathlon Series. RHYTS is a three-race series created just for kids who strive to become better athletes and participate year-round in triathlons. The RHYTS runs under the standard swim-bike-run format, but varies slightly in the swim category. Traditionally, triathlons hold what is known as an Youth triathlon series unveiled By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand the Heartland Pedalers have partnered together to accomplish something that has yet to be attempted in Highlands County. Anew initiative, known as TriPOWER, has been presented to the community as a triathlon training program for kids. TriPOWER coordinator Laura Andrews spoke during a press conference at the YMCAWednesday afternoon explaining the ins and outs of the program. Year-round training program created By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING ASebring woman makes the fourth person in a week to be arrested on charges of dog fighting. Quandra Brown-Sims, 29, of 4807 High Ave. in Sebring was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of causing a cruel death pain and suffering to animals, use of an animal to fight or bait and owning or operating property used in animal fighting. All three charges are thirddegree felonies. According to the arrest warrant, a rectangular ring was discovered along with five bit bulls at Brown-Simsresidence. Two of the 16 rescued dogs were immediately taken for treatment and were bleeding profusely from the head and face. On Dec. 6, Ernest Reed, 53, James Thomas Reed, 53, and Sylvester David Sims, 29, were arrested and charged with fighting or baiting animals, cruelty to animals and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence on High Avenue. The warrant said that Brown told detectives from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office that she had lived at the residence for two Fourth arrest made; help sought to fund dogs treatment, rehabilitation Brown-Sims E. Reed J. Reed Sims News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Syltauin Sims and Nazaya Rivers enjoy a good meal at the Avon Park Holiday Feast Friday night. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Yum! said Avon Park Public Safety Director John King while enjoying a meal at the second annual Holiday Feast put on by the Avon Park Police and Fire Departments. The smoked turkey is really good, King said around mouthfuls of holiday fare. The group severed more than 300 people again this year the usual fare of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberries. Of course, there was also pie. This is all about showing the community that we are a part of the family, King said. This is the brainchild of Sgt. David Sass. Special thanks need to go out to him. He is the one who does most of the work in organizing this, and he does a great job, King added. APPD and APFD provide special service to community Second Holiday Feast draws more than 300 See YOUTH, page 8A See TRAINING, page 8A See DOGS, page 7A See FEAST, page 7A Streaks slam em Sebring grapplers punish Bartow in dual meet SPORTS, 1BDoing the DukeTed Howes tribute to Ellington set for SFCC PAGE7B NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com

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C M Y K Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. A graduate student waited a day after allegedly seeing a child being sexually assaulted on Penn States campus before telling his supervisor, football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno waited another day before calling the universitys athletic director, who looped in a school vice president. It was a Saturday morning and I didnt want to interfere with their weekends, Paterno told a grand jury this year, recalling the unusual visit from graduate assistant Mike McQueary. McQueary said he had seen former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky doing something extremely sexual with a young boy in a locker room shower. On Friday, McQueary testified at a preliminary hearing for two Penn State officials athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz accused of covering up the story. He offered the most detailed public account yet of the child sex abuse allegations that have upended the universitys football program and the entire central Pennsylvania campus. Curley and Schultz are headed to trial on perjury charges after Fridays preliminary hearing, accused of lying to a grand jury about what McQueary told them. Curly and Schultz waited another 10 days before meeting with McQueary to get more facts. Instead of calling police, they talked to two people: Sandusky and the executive director of his childrens charity. I think its a sad, sad, sad day, when you think about all of these victims, and you saw the inaction by a number of supposedly important, responsible adults. And theres a lot of inaction in this case, Marc Costanzo, a senior deputy attorney general, said after the hearing. Besides the perjury charges, and the dozens of sex assault charges pending against Sandusky, Paterno and university president Graham Spanier have lost their jobs over the scandal. Defense lawyers argued that McQueary minimized the alleged sexual assault when he talked to Paterno. They say McQueary never relayed the seriousness of what he saw, leading them to think Sandusky was merely horsing around. I didnt see any reason because I didnt think at the time it was a crime, Curley told the grand jury, according to testimony read into the record on Friday. Curley, Schultz and Paterno have been criticized for not telling law enforcement about the 2002 charges. Prosecutors say Sandusky continued to abuse boys for six more years. In about two hours on the witness stand, McQueary said again and again that what he saw was a sexual act. He stopped short of saying he was sure that Sandusky, now 67, had raped the boy. I believe Jerry was sexually molesting him and having some type of sexual intercourse with him, McQueary said on Friday. He said later he cant say 100 percent that Sandusky and the boy were having intercourse because he was seeing Sandusky from behind. He said after talking to his father, he went over to Paternos home the next morning and said that what he had seen was way over the lines, it was extremely sexual in nature. He said he would not have used words like sodomy or intercourse with Paterno, out of respect for the coach. Paterno told the grand jury that McQueary said he saw Sandusky doing something of a sexual nature with the youngster but that he didnt press for details. I didnt push Mike ... because he was very upset, Paterno said. I knew Mike was upset, and I knew some kind of inappropriate action was being taken by Jerry Sandusky with a youngster. Paterno told McQueary he would talk to others about what hed reported. McQueary said he met about 10 days later with Curley and Schultz and told them hed seen Sandusky and a boy, both naked, in the shower after hearing skin-onskin slapping sounds. I would have described that it was extremely sexual and I thought that some kind of intercourse was going on, said McQueary. McQueary said he was left with the impression both men took his report seriously. When asked why he didnt go to police, he referenced Schultzs position as a vice president at the university who had overseen the campus police I thought I was talking to the head of the police, to be frank with you, he said. In my mind it was like speaking to a (district attorney). It was someone who police reported to and would know what to do with it. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00008034 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 00014599 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery workers comp; 00015048 Dec. 14 13493338x:5Next jackpot $47 millionDec. 10 31922283437x:4 Dec. 7 5926303439x:5 Dec. 16 315182021 Dec. 15 616182333 Dec. 14 235630 Dec. 13 12123436 Dec. 16 (n) 0293 Dec. 16 (d) 0166 Dec. 15 (n) 2843 Dec. 15 (d) 8583 Dec. 16(n) 390 Dec. 16 (d) 234 Dec. 15(n) 501 Dec. 15 (d) 730 Dec. 16 42128449 Dec. 13 162729427 Dec. 9 3613343 Dec. 6 2022344220 Dec. 14 224465256 PB: 19 PP: 5Next jackpot $91 millionDec. 10 419334159 PB: 9 PP: 5 Dec. 7 314203940 PB: 37 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 NARFE meeting TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homers Buffet in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the installation of new officers and business meeting at noon. Guests Bob Lemley, District 5 VPand Jane Lemley, VPFlorida Federation, will conduct the swearing in of new officers. All current and retired Federal employees (and their spouses) are invited to attend. For more information, call L.R. Corky Dabe, president, at 382-9447.S.A.L.T. forum is TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold their monthly educational forum on Tuesday at the Sebring City Council Chambers, 369 South Commerce Ave. in Sebring. The Sebring Police Department is the sponsoring agency for this months program and will present Car Phishing and Other Holiday Tips. Guest speakers will be Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman and Sebring Police Department Investigator Michael Hirsch. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. While there is no charge for this event, reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation please contact S.A.L.T. President Janet Tindell at (863) 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7369. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime.Blend in concert at HLT Dec. 27-28SEBRING Blend, an acappella quartet that brings back all of those fun loving memories of the 1950s and s with a twist of fun, will be in concert at Highlands Little Theatre Dec. 27-28. Tickets $12 if purchased before Dec. 25 and $15 at the door.Free Christmas dinner offeredLAKE PLACID Dont sit home alone on Christmas Day. There will be a free Christmas dinner and social at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 118 N. Oak Ave. The movie Words of Christmas is showing at 3 p.m. with dinner at 4 p.m. Dinner will be ham, scalloped potatoes, cranberry relish, corn and broccoli and rolls, desserts. All are welcome Call Mark for more information 243-4177 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Nearly 30 volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul, Heartland Food Reservoir, West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department and the Highlands County Sheriff's Office help distribute as much as six tons of food Saturday morning at the Lakeshore Mall parking lot in Sebring. The Salvation Army donated 4,000 pounds of food to St. Vincent de Paul to assist with the distribution. Nearly 50 pounds of food was provided for each family. Food items included fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, lunch meats, and can goods. Lending a helping hand for the holidays News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid High School Key Club member Jackie Alonso (from left), Selina Johnson, 7; Priscilla Johnson, 2; Crystal Johnson, and Mia Johnson, 6, make pine cone bird feeders Saturday morning during the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Christmas party at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. Nearly 80 kids attended the party with about 20 Big Brothers and Sisters. Activities included pizza, volleyball, crafts, musical chairs and a special visit from Santa. Each child received a wrapped gift, toothbrush and toothpaste. Big Brother Big Sisters celebrate Pa. deputy AG cites PSU inaction

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C M Y K After all, she made the motion to buy the building in 2008, and she was elected to make sure taxpayer cash is protected. Arecent request from the county engineer brought to light the fact that taxpayer money was being poured into what has been called a shell of a building and a pig in a poke. Thats the kind of spending that gets taxpayers upset. With that in mind, what Commissioner Stewart suggested makes perfect sense. Problems have arisen with the permitting, occupancy licenses, costs needed to bring the building up to code for an established county need and who is allowed to do the finish work. It is good that all those questions are out there in the realm of discussion. Keep it that way. It is a little embarrassing, sure, but it holds accountable those who are spending taxpayer money. Hopefully, this will help identify problems with a specific policy or procedure and help to make corrections. The county will buy other buildings in the future in fact, they are looking at a possible purchase for the sheriffs needs and this information is critical to getting it done right. It is much easier to trust our elected officials and our yes, our county staff when they lay all the cards on the table and look to correct mistakes as quickly and efficiently as possible. The City of Sebrings building department and management also took the right course of telling the truth. No one could find a certificate of occupancy, despite the fact that the county was already occupying and using the building for training. The statements made by Ed White, Sebrings building official, may have been embarrassing, but they were truthful and honest. They pointed out a mistake, and were helpful in bringing those mistakes to the surface so that they could be addressed. Then White affirmed that he was working in the best interest of the taxpayer when he stated that he was working with the county now to keep things on the right track and get the building in service as quick as possible. He could have shut the whole thing down, but he chose the high road to protect the public purse. Some now want to point fingers, which solves nothing. But, if something like this happens again, then someone needs to be held accountable. Possibly even fired. Commissioner Elwell was correct when he said We are all human. Yep, and we all make mistakes. If it is discovered that some sort of corruption took place, then prosecute, but as long as elected officials and county staff (and city staff, as well) are being honest and trying to correct an obvious mistake, then do not persecute. Help them self correct. Does the Supervisor of Elections office need the space? Yes. Is the building suited for training and possible future growth? Yes. Should the county have bought that particular building? Probably not. Look at the events surrounding the building in an objective light, discover the mistakes made and work to correct them. No cover up, just honest people making honest mistakes and then making honest corrections. Thats real government by leaders that want to serve the public, not their own agenda. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 18, 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 Stewart right to demand diligence with taxpayer cash If we cant do recourse, at least we can learn for the future what not to do, County Commissioner Barbara Stewart suggested Tuesday about the lack of proper diligence surrounding the purchase of the Kenilworth Building. Charity begins at homeEditor: I read the article, Pakistan to tax military supplies with dismay which evolved into a degree of anger. This action by our ally results from the loss of their soldier from our friendly fire recently. It was tragic, no question about it; but what part of accident dont they understand? From our standpoint, we should consider the following: 1. Deduct this tax from the foreign aid we give them; 2. Start a Berlin type airlift which was successful against the USSR after World War II; 3. Consider ending all foreign aid to them. Then we might consider re-evaluating our foreign aid to others and using it to fixing the money problems at home. As Ive said before, charity begins at home. As to Pakistan, whatever option we might take should end with the salute used around the world, you all know the one I mean. Ted Feldt Sebrin gThanks for helping make LP parade greatEditor: Eileen May of the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and I would like to thank all the participants of the Lake Placid Christmas Parade. We would especially like to thank the Lake Placid Police Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Sebring Police Department, the Avon Park Police Department, Town of Lake Placid Employees, Kim Miller of Happiness Farms, Vicki Spires of MidFlorida Credit Union, and Chamber Director, Progress Energy, Florida Department of Transportation, Adam Hess of the Lake Placid Fire Department Station 36, Commissioners Don Elwell and Barbara Stewart, Schoonis for the use of a dressing room for Santa, and last but not least Santa Claus (Gary Duffey) and Mrs. Claus (Christina Ammons). Even though it started misting rain, it stopped right after the parade started. We were so pleased with all the entries and all the Christmas spirit. Everyone had such a good time. It is because of our participants and volunteers that we are able to always have such an outstanding Christmas Parade. Please start planning for next years Christmas Parade which will be December 8, 2012. Dont wait until the last minute. Again, a great big thanks from the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Lake Placid. Arlene J. Tuck, Co-Chairman Eileen May, Co-Chairman Lake Placid Christmas Parade Committee EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sun has a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Recently a friend of mine posted something rather profound on Facebook. Yes, amid the videos of cute kittens, funny jokes, and Farmville requests, profound sometimes sneaks in there. In fact, it was so profound that I shared it on my own Facebook feed. Here is what it said: Administrative note to my friends on Facebook: there are as many ways of being Christian as there are of being atheist or agnostic. Please consider this next time you see a worstcase example of someone identified as "Christian" doing something distasteful, rude, stupid, bigoted, etc. That person does not speak for me, does not represent me, does not advocate for me, nor am I interested in reading your screed against Christians et al, based on the bad behavior of a single, foolish individual. *ahem* Thank you. Carry on. Ive noticed a lot of times people want to label Christians as awful people, citing examples of someone calling themselves by that name and going ahead and doing something wrong. Some use it as an excuse to denounce Christianity altogether, saying something along the lines of, If thats what being a Christian is, count me out! Often, the examples they cite are pretty bad. In fact, I have a story sent to me by my youngest son that falls into that category. According to an article on www.huffingtonpost.com, an interracial couple who had visited a church and performed a song together was later told that they couldnt sing in front of the congregation again. If that wasnt enough, the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church actually voted to ban interracial couples from membership in the church and from participating in certain worship activities. The resolution passed 9-6. When the story came out a couple of weeks ago, there was a huge uproar. So much so that the congregation was scrambling to do damage control. According to another article on http://religion.blogs.cnn.co m, the church unanimously voted to overturn the ban, and to accept all people regardless of race, creed, or color and to accept everyone into the fellowship of Christ. What the Kentucky church did at first was wrong. Totally wrong. They didnt even bother to give a Scripture to support their decision, because there arent any. God doesnt care about the color of peoples skin. We shouldnt either. But there will be people you know that there will be people who will ignore that the church took steps to correct their grievous error. They will not see this as the action of nine so-called Christians who had no real clue as to what was right. They will instead point to it and say, See? See? Christians are ignorant bigots. It is very easy for someone to call themselves a Christian. But assuming that what they say and do represents all who wear the name is just that: an assumption. It seems to me that a Christians actions should be compared to what the Bible says a Christian is supposed to be, and judged accordingly. There is a word for those who judge a whole group by the actions of a few. That word is bigoted. Its not right when we use it to judge people of different races, and it isnt right when we use it to judge people of different beliefs. If you want to know what I believe, instead of looking at the actions of people like those nine in Kentucky, how about asking me? That way we may both gain something. At the very least, ask yourself if you want to be judged by the actions of a few crazies in your own group. If not, think twice before you judge others. 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. Christians who do not act Christian Lauras Look Laura Ware

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 7A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process ad#1 lexus IO#11125HS1; 00015047 weeks and was not aware what was taking place in her back yard. When questioned by HCSO detectives, BrownSims stated that she was asleep during the incident. The report said Brown-Sims did not appear to have been asleep recently. Five of the dogs seized were taken from BrownSimsresidence. Two dogs were on short chains that restricted their movement and another dog was found inside the 4087 residence in a small cage. The remaining 11 dogs were apparently recovered from 4819 High Ave. Brown-Sims was released on Tuesday on $5,000 bond. Authorities are asking for the communitys help with funding the treatment and rehabilitation of the dogs The dogs have been housed at the Highlands County Animal Control facility or with veterinary services. The HCSO, Animal Control and the Humane Society have received numerous calls from local citizens wishing to adopt the dogs, but the HCSO said the animals arent eligible to be placed in homes right now due to their dog fighting training, the press release said. The States Attorney Office and HCSO deputies have located several rescue shelters that deal primarily with pit bulls that are willing to assess the dogs and try to place them for rehabilitation. Prior to getting the dogs into these shelters we are looking at about $200 per animal to cover transportation costs, shots and other expenses. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is aware that many of the calls we receive are from folks willing to help in anyway. Since we will not be able to directly adopt these dogs out, citizens could donate to help with the cost of getting them to a rescue shelter, the press release said. Anyone wishing to donate can mail a contribution or drop it off at the Highlands County Sheriff Office, 434 Fernleaf Ave. in Sebring just behind the courthouse. Those in Lake Placid may drop off donations at the substation behind the Health Department on Main Street. There is a special donation account already set up as we have received generous donations in the past for our own law enforcement K-9 needs, the press release said. The investigation is still under way, and Fridays press release said at this time detectives are serving a new search warrant in the Sebring area and have just located an additional 12 dogs that are being used and abused for illegal dog fighting. The suspects involved in the original investigation may face additional criminal charges based on new evidence uncovered with todays search warrant. These new 12 dogs will also be taken into custody by animal control. Hays also said that there was still an ongoing investigation surrounding the two incidents. Anyone with information on this or any other dog fighting incidents may contact Detective Henry Smith at 402-7250. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or on the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/ Continued from 1A Its all about the community, Sass said. This is a way to share with the community and to show that we can be there in the good times and the bad times. It gives us a chance to greet the community and the community to greet us. Knowing we have their back and want to show that we appreciate being able to serve them. Thats what this is about. This year, due to generous donations, the two departments were able to provide toys for the kids as well as a good meal. The folks at the Wild Turkey were very generous. They donated a lot to the kids, Sass said. We served about 155 in the first hour, and we will be here until we run out of food. This is good stuff, but I dont like pie, said a very young Nazaya Rivers while she ate with her mom. Santa made a brief visit later in the early evening hours, but couldnt stick around long because it was the busy season. His helper handed out several toys as he greeted and hugged children. Sass was winding down as the evening wore on, mostly because he started cooking at 4 a.m. that day. Its not that big of a deal, but I am getting a little tired, Sass said. But it was worth it. Continued from page 1A We are looking at about $200 per animal to cover transportation costs, shots and other expenses.HCSO Press Release Courtesy photo Several of the dogs recovered on High Avenue in Sebring Dec. 6 were kept on short chains that restricted their movements. Dog rescued from fighting ring need financial aid for recovery News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Ralph Stivala and his ostrich enjoy the Holiday Feast put on Friday night by the Avon Park Police and Fire Departments. Feast provided by APPD, APFD feeds more than 300 in AP The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/18/11; 00015049 open-water swim, where athletes usually swim in a lake or predetermined stretch of beach, but the RHYTS will use the YMCAs pool. The cycling and running portions of the race will take place in the Harder Hall sub-division. The RHYTS has dedicated three race days in late spring and summer providing ample opportunity for kids to participate. Race one will take place May 13, the next on June 16 and the last on Aug. 12. Various age groups and levels are provided so that everyone from beginners to senior triathletes are able to enjoy the RHYTS. Beginners (age 5 and 6) will compete in a 25-yard swim, 1-mile bike ride and quarter-mile run. Juniors (ages 5 through 8) will complete a 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike ride, and quarter-mile run. Intermediates (9-11) have a 100-yard swim, 4-mile bike ride and 1-mile run and seniors (12-16) have a 200yard swim, 6-mile ride and a 2-mile run. All participants of the triathlon series are required to be a USATriathlon member (dues for USATare $10 each year). Entry fees for the RHYTS events are $25 for early entry and $30 the day of the race. The combined efforts of Highlands County individuals and organizations will make RHYTS a sure success. The TriPOWER mentors and trainers, as well as Heartland Triathlon affiliates, work to promote and cooperate to make the RHYTS an upstanding event and great addition to Highlands County. Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good, said YMCADirector Greg Harris. The RHYTS is sponsored by The Jarrett Family Foundation, Creative Printing, U.S. Air Force and benefits the YMCAs Julies Funds for Kids. For more information about the Rock N Heartland Youth Triathlon Series contact RHYTSeries@ gmail.com/. Continued from page 1A As we all know, practice makes perfect, said Andrews. TriPOWER isnt just a flyby-night idea. The creative minds that have been putting this program together have worked for nearly seven years to bring something unique and beneficial to the youth of Highlands County. It is so rewarding to see the look on a childs face as she crosses the finish line completing a triathlon. It is this sense of accomplishment and drive to succeed that motivated Highlands Pedalers to form the TriPOWER team, providing our communitys youth the opportunity to train and learn from experienced cyclists. Since the arrival of the Heartland Triathlon, the swim-bike-run event has been becoming more and more popular in this area, and the minds behind TriPOWER felt it necessary to recognize the sport and the many families that love to be a part of it. New race series are consistently being added to the already full local schedule, kids are in more need now to have proper training to become the best athletes they can be, to grow in their techniques and learn more tips from skilled trainers. We are creating a yearround program. Kids will train and learn how to participate in the sport of triathlon, Andrews said. The YMCAwill provide the training facilities for the majority of the training for TriPOWER. Beginning in February, teams will meet Saturday afternoons. Children must be family members of Highlands Pedalers members due to insurance coverage and training. Highlands Pedalers President Red Camp said that triathlon is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country and felt the time was right to start this worthy cause. The TriPOWER program has set a goal to participate in at least one event each month in order to broaden the program and childrens exposure. TriPOWER also hopes to expose other areas to the program. Continued from page 1A News-Sun file photo A new training program and triathlon series unveiled Wednesday will give area kids a chance to excel at triathlons. Training program for young triathletes to be year-round Youth triathlon series to have three events GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate passed legislation Saturday extending a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months, handing President Barack Obama a partial victory while setting the stage for another fight in February. It also brought a peaceful end to a year-long battle over spending by passing a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill that wraps together the day-to-day budgets for 10 Cabinet departments and military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House passed the measure Friday, and the White House has signaled that Obama will sign it. The renewal of the 2-percentage-point cut in the Social Security payroll tax for 160 million workers and unemployment benefits averaging about $300 a week for the additional millions of people who have been out of work for six months or more is a modest step forward for Obamas year-end jobs agenda. As a condition for GOP support of the payroll tax measure, Obama has to accept a provision demanded by Republicans that forces him to decide within 60 days whether to approve a proposed a Canada-toTexas oil pipeline that promises thousands of jobs. The budget bill, passed 67-32, heads to the White House for Obamas signature; the payroll tax measure won a 89-10 tally that send it back to the House where many Republicans only reluctantly support i t for a vote early nex t week. Aspokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, would not predic t whether the House would accept the Senate payroll tax measure, saying GOPleaders would have to discuss i t with the rank and file nex t week. But Democrats assume Senate Republicans would not have allowed the short-term measure to advance without a signal from Boehner that the House would go along. Democratic and GOP leaders opted for the shortterm extension of the payroll tax and jobless benefits measure after failing to agree on big enough spending cuts to pay for a fullyear renewal. The measure also provides a 60-day reprieve from a scheduled 27 percent cut in the fees paid to doctors who trea t Medicare patients. The $33 billion cost of the measure would be covered by raising fees on new mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The fees, drawn from a Treasury Department housing finance market reform plan, would effectively raise the interes t rate on home loans guaranteed by the mortgage giants and the Federal Housing Administration by one-tenth of a percentage point. Senate OKs $1T budget bill, payroll tax cut COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) At times, Colton Harris-Moores two years on the run were euphoric the nights of beatific solitude in the woods, the soaring adrenalin rush of his first moments airborne in the cockpit of a stolen plane. But most other times were far less glamorous: sleeping in portable toilets or culverts as he sought shelter from the elements and the police. The youthful thief who rocketed to international notoriety as the Barefoot Bandit is done with both extremes for the moment. He was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in a Washington state prison after pleading guilty to dozens of charges. Barefoot Bandit gets more than 7 years for spree

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C M Y K Weve all suffered buyers remorse say you buy something you really cant afford or the items sudden drop in value make it seem, in retrospect, a poor investment. Thats what has happened to some people whove taken advantage of IRS rules that allow them to convert a regular IRAor 401(k) into a Roth IRA, only to discover later it may not have been the right strategy. In this particular situation, however, the IRS graciously allows for a do-over, called a Roth IRArecharacterization. Read on to learn how recharacterizations work, and whether you may be a good candidate. First, a brief primer on IRAs. With regular IRAs you contribute pretax dollars, which lowers your current taxable income so you pay less tax now. Your account grows, taxfree, until you withdraw the money at retirement, when you pay income tax on withdrawals at your tax rate at the time. By contrast, with Roth IRAs, youre taxed on your contributions during the current year, but all withdrawals, including investment earnings, are tax-free at retirement. The IRS allows taxpayers at any income level to convert part or all of their regular IRAs or 401(k) plans to Roth IRAs. (Prior to 2010, higher-income people were excluded.) Although such conversions can provide long-term tax advantages especially for younger people they can be expensive in the short term, as I experienced first-hand when I did the conversion in 2010. The cardinal rule of Roth IRAconversions is to make sure you have money outside your IRAto pay the tax bill borrowing from your IRA will not only lessen the amount of money available to grow tax-free, but youll also be subject to a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty if youre under age 5912. So what about that buyers remorse? There are several reasons someone might want to recharacterize their converted Roth IRA: You decide you cant afford to pay the additional taxes owed after all perhaps you become unemployed for a few months or other pressing expenses arise. Adding income from the conversion puts you into a higher marginal tax bracket or subjects you to the alternative minimum tax. The value of your converted Roth IRAhas dropped significantly, so in effect youre paying taxes on phantom money. There are a few rules to keep in mind if you decide to recharacterize: You have until October 15 of the year following the conversion to recharacterize, provided youve filed your tax return or filed for an extension on time. You can recharacterize all or part of the converted amount. The amount you recharacterize will be adjusted for any gains or losses while it was invested in the Roth IRA. To initiate a recharacterization, contact the financial institution that has your Roth IRAfor instructions. Youll need to file an amended tax return (IRS Form 1040X) along with IRS Form 8606. You can later reconvert the recharacterized IRAback to a Roth, but you must wait until 30 days after the recharacterization or one year after the initial conversion, whichever is later. Clearly, these are complicated transactions, so its probably a good idea to work with a tax professional or financial planner to guide you through the process. If you dont have financial planner, the Financial Planning Association (www.fpanet.org) is a good place to search. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Follow him on Twitter: www. twitter.com/PracticalMoney Special to the News-SunWAUCULA Through a grant by Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation, the Center For Great Apes (CGA), Wauchula, FL, will provide better living conditions for its primate residents. CGAis a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees that have been retired from the entertainment industry, research or are simply no longer wanted as pets. These animals are provided with a home in a natural setting, where they can live out their days with their own kind. The grant provides up to $15,000 in matching funds toward CGAs project to retrofit 12 ape houses with weatherproof, self-sealing window enclosures. These houses, primarily used by the animals at night, have aging windows and frames which are warped and no longer have the ability to keep out cold winter air. The new windows are unbreakable, highly energy efficient and will not warp. Operation Round Up, the charitable arm of Peace River Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Wauchula, considers grants for individuals and organizations in the areas of food, shelter, medical needs, clothing and the environment. The program is funded by more than 29,000 of the cooperatives members who voluntarily have their power bills rounded upto the next dollar. CGAoperates solely on support from memberships, private donors and animal welfare grants. To learn more about Operation Round Up or to download an application, visit Peace River Electric Cooperatives website www.preco.coop/. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 9A JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/4,11,18,25; 00014557 EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 12/18/11; 00015057 BUSINESS/MONEY Courtesy photo Center For Great Apes founder Patti Ragan (center) accepts a grant check from Operation Round Up directors Pat Gugle and Lois Valley. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Currently on a global tour, the International Gold, Silver, and Diamond Buyers (IGSDB) will be making a stop in Avon Park at The Hotel Jacaranda at 19 East Main St. Monday through Friday. The IGSDB will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public. We hope to spend at least $200,000 while we are in town by purchasing people's old coin collections, vintage bank notes and scrap gold, silver and diamonds, IGSDB spokesman Ron Smith said We buy a lot of class rings, mismatched earrings and broken necklaces. Just a small handful of gold can add up to hundreds of dollars very quickly. I encourage everyone to clean out their drawers, lock boxes and jewelry boxes, and bring their items to our show for a free evaluation and perhaps walk out a little richer. Traveling from small towns to large cities, the IGSDB hosts hundreds of events each year where local residents bring in their precious metals, diamonds and paper currency to earn extra cash. While meeting one-on-one with each guest, the IGSDB specialists review, research and evaluate the items and will make an offer to purchase all gold coins, silve r coins made before 1970 and paper currency printed prior to 1934. The amoun t of the offer depends on the silver or gold content, the collectability, the rarity and the condition of the items. If the price is right for you, IGSDB will pay you on the spot with no hidden fees. Whether you have an old pocket watch, a can o f coins or a class ring from high school, IGSDB will assess it and test it for free. Parent company of the IGSDB, THR & Associates is the largest and most-successful company of its kind in the world. On the leading edge of the precious metals, antiquities and collectibles industries, THR & Associates is headquartered in Springfield, Ill. with bases in Canada and Europe. For more information contact the corporate office at 217-726-7590 o r matthew.enright@thrassociates.com/. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 11 A CLASSIFIEDSHIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for the following services: RFP No. 12-017 PROFESSIONAL EXTERNAL AUDITING SERVICES Highlands County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals from qualified Independent Certified Public Accounting firms for its 2012 thru 2015 year-end auditing requirements, in accordance with Chapter 11.45 of the Florida Statutes on Local Government Reporting Regulations. The purpose of the audit is to express an opinion as to the fair presentation of the Countys basic financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. An opinion on the fair presentation of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, any discreetly presented component unit(s), each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information should be expressed based upon the auditing procedures applied 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-000134-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID WILLIAM SIMONS, CITICAPITAL COMMERCIAL LEASING CORP., CITICAPITAL COMMERCIAL CORP., ROYAL'S INC. a/k/a ROYAL'S FURNITURE, INC., U.S. BANK, N.A. d/b/a ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on August 4, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' Parcel 1: Lot 7 and Lot 8, in Block 2, of VACATION ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 11, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 2: Lot 589, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION D, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k December 18, 25, 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 Cler k November 11, 18, 2011 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 Michala k As Deputy Cler k November 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals 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 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 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 Clerk December 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001392 Division Civil DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY F/K/A BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR VENDEE MORTGAGE TRUST 2001-2, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, GUARANTEED REMIC PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, vs. DONALD R. VANDYGRIFF AND BETH A. VANDYGRIFF, SUNTRUST BANK, 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 9, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 21, UNIT B, AVON PARK LAKES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 49 AND 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2892 W. ALBATROSS ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 18, 25, 2011 1050Legals 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 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 CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001374 Division Civil BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN JACKSON and FLORENCE SMITH MINTER, LORIDA COUNTRY ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORMAN JACKSON, 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 9, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: A PORTION OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 55'39'' WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 24 A DISTANCE OF 668.85 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41'23'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 1990.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41'23'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 663.65 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 59'42'' WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 667.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 39'50'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 663.85 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 58'41'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 667.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 205 Spaniel RD., LORIDA, FL 33857; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 18, 25, 2011 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 November 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals 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 IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-428-GCS SUNTRUST BANK, a Georgia banking corporation Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY SUEPPEL, individually; WILLIAM SUEPPEL, individually; CFRA, INC., a Florida corporation; UNKNOWN TENANT COLUMBUS and UNKNOWN TENANT LONDON Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an order for Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 11-428-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, that on January 4, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., a sale will be held at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870; The undersigned Clerk will offer for sale the following real property described as: LOT 27, BLOCK 18, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND LOT 10816, LOT 10817, LOT 10818, LOT 10819 AND LOT 10820, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 33, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. together with all structures, improvements, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances on said land or used in conjunction therewith. DATED: December 9, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 18, 25, 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) November 11, 18, 2011 Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accomodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863)402-6591, 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 18, 25, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-675 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HAROLD J. FINCH and MARICA L. FINCH, His Wife, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against HAROLD J. FINCH and MARCIA L. FINCH, and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: HAROLD J. FINCH and MARICA L. FINCH, His Wife, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against HAROLD J. FINCH and MARCIA L. FINCH, and all claimants under any of such party; 3217 Hicks Road, Lorida, FL 33857. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 7 of T.A.S. ACRES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 1, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with: 1969 Budd Single Wide Mobile Home VIN BF 1709C. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before January 5, 2012; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9th day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-191 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HOLLI J. JOHNSON a/k/a HOLLI A. JOHNSON and JORGE L. PEREZ, Wife and Husband, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against HOLLI J. JOHNSON a/k/a HOLLI A. JOHNSON and JORGE L. PEREZ, and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The Property: a/k/a 1194 Henscratch Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Lot 28, Block 95, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNIT 19, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 6, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel I.D. No. C-24-35-28-190-0950-0280 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 5th day of January, 2012. SIGNED this 9th day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator (941) 534-4690, within tow (2) working days of publication of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. 10-4502-004 December 18, 25, 2011 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. November 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000098 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. A RIEL RICARDO A/K/A ARIEL D. RICARDO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 9, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000098 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and ARIEL RICARDO A/K/A ARIEL D. RICARDO; SONIA RICARDO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; 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 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 931 AND 932, OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2112 W. COLUMBINE ROAD, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 9, 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 F0900331-WMFIDELITY-SPECFNMA--Team 3 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) 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 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-512 IN RE: ESTATE OF RALPH JOHN AMANN a.k.a. RALPH J. AMANN a.k.a. RALPH AMANN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RALPH JOHN AMANN a.k.a. RALPH J. AMANN a.k.a. RALPH AMANN, deceased, whose date of death was October 28, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-5208, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 18, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Sheila Ann Williams 369 Della Glass Road Smithville, Georgia 31787 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 A von Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 December 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-469 GCS SULLIVAN D. CURRAN, Plaintiff -vsNORTH RIDGEWOOD, INC., a Florida corporation, MARIA E. DUGARTE, INDIVIDUALLY, EUGENE O'STEEN, INDIVIDUALLY, REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EUGENE O'STEEN, whose address is 4933 West Bay Dr., Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL 33629. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a lien on the following property in Pasco County, Florida; Highlands County, Florida alcoholic beverage license #: 38-01283 4 COP has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Scott C. Tepper, Esq., the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 120 East Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176, on or before December 27, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements

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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.co m CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING (RFP) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for: RFP 12-020 BEVERAGE VENDING SERVICES FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FACILITIES NIGP COMMODITY / SERVICE CODE: 740-85 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Interim Director, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number and title RFP 12-020 BEVERAGE VENDING SERVICES FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FACILITIES NIGP COMMODITY / SERVICE CODE: 740-85 so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (5) five copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 12, 2012, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this RFP. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made in the best interest of Highlands County. The BCC reserves the right to waive irregularities in the Proposal. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the BCCs functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for Computer-Assisted Realtime Technology services or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net December 11, 18, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements. The audit shall be conducted in accordance with Generally A ccepted Auditing Standards as set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the standards set forth by the Government Accounting Standards Board; Financial Accounting Standards Board; the U.S. General Accounting Offices Government Auditing Standards, Section 218.39 Florida Statutes; the Florida Department of Banking and Finance; the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133; the Rules of the Auditor General; the Single Audit Act of 1984 as revised in 1996; the Florida Single Audit Act; Chapter 270-1, Rules of the Executive Office of the Governor, Florida Administrative Code and any other applicable standards as set forth by Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards and Florida Statutes. Determination of firm qualifications will be based on the firms written proposal which is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the RFP specifications. The contract, if awarded, shall incorporate the RFP specifications and the firms proposal. Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Interim Purchasing Manager, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org. Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held Wednesday January 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Highlands County Government Center; Board Room, 1st Floor; 600 South Commerce Ave.; Sebring, FL 33870. Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer and the RFP number and title RFP 12-017 PROFESSIONAL EXTERNAL AUDITING SERVICES, so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include one (1) original and fourteen (14) copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday February 9, 2012 at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners, Constitutional Officers, and Committee Member designees may be in attendance at the proposal meeting and proposal opening opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this RFP. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the determination of this award, if an award is made, will be based on the ranking of each firms proposal which is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the RFP Specifications. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: hr@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net December 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623

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Great condition! $500 863-414-4436 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t 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. JACK RUSSELL11 mo. female, fixed, house broke, all shots. Small & cute! $250 obo. Call 863-441-2792. 2 CHIHUAHUA'S,male & female, 5 months old, vet certified, ready for Christmas, $300, 863-382-9399. 7520Pets & Supplies TELEVISION 19INCH/ Durabrand $50 863-699-0352 STEREO AM/FMRCA W/5 CD changer. Excel Cond. $50 Call 863-465-4151 SPORT COATand Suit size 40 short. $20 863-699-0352 SLIDING SHOWERDoors with Frame. 2 sets $15 863-214-8462 SHADOW BOX15" x 21" Oak finish. $7 Call 863-453-3104 SANTA MUGS20 oz. 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Call 863-385-1806 RAINBOW VACCLEANER w/Shampoo attachment. $500 Call 863-465-0859 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 7300MiscellaneousFENDER 12String Guitar $275.00 2328 Glen Dr. 419-681-2387 7260MusicalMerchandise DINING ROOMSET Hammary. 14 piece. Creme. 3 Leaves. $595. Call 717-602-6612 ANTIQ. BEDTwin sz., dark wood on rollers, low head board, w/ cut outs, short sleigh foot board, new mattress outfit. Keep Calling! 863-214-6697 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR GESide by Side 25cu ft. Ice & water in door. Works great. $150 Call 863-402-0660. Leave message. 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise STORE FRONTFOR RENT! 1600 sq. ft. Excellent Location. Downtown Avon Park. Asking $800 per mo. Call John @ 863-453-5600. SEBRING 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 Rent 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 6300Unfurnished HousesBRYSON CITY.3/1, Cottage nestled in the Mountains of North Carolina. Dining/Kitchen/Utility Room all in one & cozy Den w/fireplace which opens to a newly added 600 sq. ft. deck. Close to Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park. Recreation Mecca, from riding the river, to hunting & fishing. Call 214-717-3096 for details! 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 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets or smokers. Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 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 Rentals2/1 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 SEBRING FRANCIS1. 1/1, Carport w/lot. Furnished. Reduced $20,000.00 obo. Call 561-202-4087. SEBRING -2BR,1 1/2 BA, on owned land 50' X 120' lot, No fees, Cose to Shopping. Serious Inquiries Only 863-314-9460 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. AVON PARKRemodeled 12X56, 55+ Park, 2 BR, Lg. bath, hardwood floors & plumbing. Florida rm., heat pump, carport, storage building. Fully Furn. Ready to move in. $8500 276-698-5514 AVON PARK**PICTURE THIS FOR XMAS** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, (With Land) Reno / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Rent Free! Don't Miss This One! 863-453-4338 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 SaleLAKE JACKSON,near boat ramp, west side, best view of lake. 2 BR/2 BA home on 1 acre lot, zoned for 2 additional homes, $385,000. 863-385-7237. 4080Homes for SaleSebring 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 STANLEY STEEMER now accepting applications for CLEANING TECHNICIAN. Good Driving Record, People Person. 863-655-2158 for instructions. 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. 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 BUSY HOUSECLEANING COMPANY Looking for a Part Time House Cleaner. Must have own transportation. Call Janelle @ 863-382-6442 2100Help WantedMEDIA 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 2100Help WantedFEILD 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 2100Help WantedADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Sebring Florida for a ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules. Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary + Commission. News Sun Send reply to Adsalessjobs@newssun.com 2227U S 27 South Sebring Fl. 33870 EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X4 AD # 00015059 AGERO (CROSS COUNTRY) 3X10.5 AD # 00015050AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00014877 NORTHGATE/ HIGHPOINT FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00014564

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C M Y K SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Bonds sentenced . . .3B 7A, 5A Football Finals . . .4B Spoelstra gets new deal . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, December 18, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Just as Heather Bloemsma was tripped up here, so too were the Lady Streaks Thursday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Casey Ricker flings his opponent to the mat in Thursdays meet win over Bartow. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Sebring grappling squad celebrated Senior Night in grand fashion, riding a wave of six consecutive pins to a 66-12 besting of Bartow Thursday night. Dalton Helvey got it started in the 126-pound class with a pin of Michael Quinn before Nathan Franklin won by way of forfeit at 132 pounds. Shaquille Williams then battled back from the brink on a few occasions before finally pinning Vandy Hawk in the 138pound class. Kyle Brown got one of the two YellowJacket wins on the night, getting the better of Dakota Slade at 145 pounds, but the Streaks then began their run. Casey Ricker muscled his way to a pin at 152 pounds over Dennis Sturgill and Chris DeJesus returned from injury to pin Shaquille King in the 160 class. Senior Josh Figur made his senior night count with a pin over Avery Tolley at 170, making it three in a row fo r Sebring, before Vicente Moore made it four in a row with a pin of Calvin Moore at 182 pounds. Sophomore Ty Johnson got a pin o f Brandon Barber a t 195 and Devon Durham followed with yet another pin to finish the run and pu t the Streaks up by a 54-6 margin. Luis Sanchez kept the winning streak going, with a forfeit, in the heavyweigh t class, though freshman Vincent Phan fell in a tough battle at 106 to end the run o f wins. Braden Washburn, howevBlue Streaks batter Bartow Sebring66Bartow12 See STREAKS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Dragon Yarensi Sanchez tries to get her balance as she hoists 90 pounds in the clean-and-jerk in Thursdays meet at Sebring. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING They gathered at the Firemens Field fieldhouse for a round of pumping iron Thursday. And when the clinks of metal, grunts of effort and shrieks of exultation were all done, the Lady Blue Streaks had come out on top of the tri-meet with LaBelle and Lake Placid. Amanda Hicks continued her strong season with a 160-pound total to win the 101 class, getting 75 pounds on the bench and 85 in the clean-and-jerk. Lake Placids xxxxxx Waldron took third with a pair of 70s in the two lifts for a 140-pound total and Kat Stoll was fourth for Sebring with a 135-pound effort. In the 110-pound class, Blue Streak Bianca Nortelus nearly hit the 200-pound mark, pressing an even 100 and jerking 95 for the win, while Lady Dragon Brandy McMahon totaled 160 for second. Liz Whitehead added a point for Sebring with her 140 total for fourth in the class. Larissa Fantetti got another couple points at 119 for her third-place finish after hoisting 95 in bench and 90 in the jerk. And Brittany Lockhart cruised past the 200-pound barrier for a win in the 129-pound class. Lockhart added a 120-pound bench press and a 115-pound cleanand-jerk for a 235 total for the win, while Lake Placids Yarensi Sanchez went 85 and 90 for 175 total and second place. Imani Powell got three Sebring points for her second-place finish at 139, totaling 200 pounds, with Tess Lundy just five pounds behind in Sebring lifters push past Lady Dragons, Cowgirls See LIFT, Page 4B News-Sun staff reportIt was another mixed bag Thursday as Highlands County teams scattered about the Heartland. In boys basketball, Lake Placid bounced back from an 18-2 first quarter deficit against Sebring with a 16-14 edge in the second. But the Blue Streaks rode a 24-8 tilt in the third to build toward a 65-39 win over the Dragons. Avirtual one-man show, Devonta Chisholm tallied 24 for Lake Placid while Sebrings Decaris Jones totaled 20 and Matt Taylor added 15. The Lady Dragons, howe ver, were on the positive side of a one-sided win, throttling Hardee Thursday by a 65-38 count, though the Lady Red Devils came up just shor t against Lake Wales, 41-38. There were two routs in boys soccer, with Sebring exploding for a 10-2 win a t McKeel, but it was Mulberry that blew up in a 7-2 win ove r Lake Placid. It was a flipped script in girls soccer as well, with the Lady Dragons keeping thei r undefeated season intact with a 2-0 win over Mulberry, while the Sebring girls fell by the same score to McKeel. Thursday night wrap By MICHAELCASEY Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates American teenager Lexi Thompson has made history as the youngest winner on both the LPGAand Ladies European Tours. The 16-year-old Thompson shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to win the Dubai Ladies Masters, becoming the youngest professional winner on that side of the Atlantic. Thompson pulled away from Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa to win by four strokes for her second professional victory. In September, she became the youngest winner of an LPGAtournament at the Navistar LPGAClassic in Alabama. It feels amazing, Thompson said. Im just honored they invited me back and Im just grateful to be here. Ive been working on my game really hard and it has paid off. Thompson chipped in for a birdie on No. 9 to take a oneshot lead over Pace and extended her lead with four birdies on the back nine for a 15-under 273 total. Pace (69) started strong with two birdies and an eagle on her first six holes, but shaky putting on the back nine ended her chances. The 2010 European Tour money winner, Pace hit her approach shot on No. 12 over the green for her second bogey in five holes. Things could have been a little different, Pace said. I hit a bad club on 12, which cost me a shot, and that is where things changed around. Sophie Gustafson of Sweden (71) was a shot behind Pace in third place followed by four players another shot back. Michelle Wie (72) came into the final round five shots behind leader Thompson. She fell out of contention with two bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine, finishing tied for 12th. It was pretty frustrating. I couldnt get my putts going, Wie said. I just needed to play better on the front nine all week. Nothing really went. Nothing went in. At least, I finished birdie, birdie. I gotta work on a lot of things Thompson wins in Dubai Im just grateful to be here.LEXITHOMPSON News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Alex Coyne and the Lady Dragons stole another one from Sebring Friday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comGetting their holiday break off to an early start, the Lady Dragons continued their strong season, breaking a close game open in the third and topping Sebring, 55-43, for the second time in three weeks Friday afternoon. We kept it close into the third period, Blue Streak head coach Mike Lee said. But they went on an 8-0 run and took control of the game. Lake Placid would hold a narrow 27-25 lead at the half but used that run to help outscore the Streaks 18-5 in the third for a commanding 45-30 lead heading into the final eight minutes. They went to a fullcourt press and we didnt react well, Lee said. That built the lead and we never quite recovered. That point guard, Alex Coyne, makes such a difference for them, Lee continued. Its great to watch, except when youre the opposing coach. Both teams are now off until after the new year, with Sebring returning to action Tuesday, Jan. 3, against Okeechobee at home, while the Dragons play at Frostproof Friday, Jan. 6. Lake Placid ladies stop Streaks See LEXI, Page 3B

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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.Last Day 5KSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAis hosting a Last Day 5k Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9 a.m. Enter before Monday, Dec. 26 to guarantee a duffle bag. 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 kicked 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.SFCC Volleyball CampAVONPARK The Lady Panthe r Volleyball program will be holding a fourday camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 24, 26, 31 and Feb. 2 at the Panthe r 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 a t 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 car t 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 a t 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.Junior Kickers ClinicLAKEPLACID There will be a day soccer camp for kids ages 6-11 at Lake Placid Middle School running from 9 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 20 and 21. The purpose of the Junior Kickers Clinic is to provide high-level technical coaching to the local youth soccer community by Green Dragon head coach James Ashley. The camp is open to all 611 year old boys and girls regardless of soccer skill level. Players can register the day of the clinic and need to bring cleats, a size 4 ball, and shin guards. Cost of the camp is $30 per player. For more information, contact Coach Ashley at 273-1438 or email james.ashleyru@gmail.com.SFCC Alumni GameAVONPARK South Florida Panthe r baseball will celebrate itspast with its Alumni Game Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Panther Field. The game will feature former Panthe r players making up the alumni team, squaring off with the 2012 SFCC squad a t 1 p.m.. Following the game, the teams will hos t a BBQ dinner at 5 p.m. in the Panthe r Gym. All former players, coaches and families are invited. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England1030.769396274 N.Y. Jets850.615327270 Buffalo580.385288341 Miami490.308256246 South WLTPctPFPA y-Houston1030.769330208 Tennessee760.538266251 Jacksonville4100.286207293 Indianapolis0130.000184382 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore1030.769320202 Pittsburgh1030.769282198 Cincinnati760.538285270 Cleveland490.308178254 West WLTPctPFPA Denver850.615269302 Oakland760.538290354 San Diego670.462324299 Kansas City580.385173305NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants760.538324349 Dallas760.538317281 Philadelphia580.385297292 Washington490.308229290 South WLTPctPFPA x-New Orleans1030.769415286 Atlanta950.643341281 Carolina490.308313355 Tampa Bay490.308232370 North WLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay13001.000466278 Detroit850.615367305 Chicago760.538301255 Minnesota2110.154274364 West WLTPctPFPA y-San Francisco1030.769307182 Seattle670.462246259 Arizona670.462253288 St. Louis2110.154153326 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Game Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14 Saturdays Game Dallas at Tampa Bay, late Sundays Games 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. Mondays Game Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NE496328 4273 3311 Schaub, HOU2921782479156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT42927635262111 Rivers, SD48030237452217 M. Moore, MIA2631621864106 Tebow, DEN198961290 112 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB4383054125396 Brees, NO54338543683211 Romo, DAL453294 3646269 Manning, NYG48930341052512 Stafford, DET51632737542914 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jnes-Drew, JX27712224.47 R. Rice, BAL23410294.410 A. Foster, HOU2399574.08 Mathews, SD1859435.14 F. Jackson, BUF1709345.56 McGahee, DEN1999204.64 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD McCoy, PHI24211724.814 Turner, ATL25410684.28 Gore, SF23410544.56 Forte, CHI2039974.93 Lynch, SEA2259694.39 AFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvg TD Welker, NE100133913.49 Gronkowski, NE71108815.315 Marshall, MIA6793714.04 Bowe, KC6593714.44 Johnson, BUF6379012.56 2 tied at 62 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgTD Graham, NO80110113.88 White, ATL7596512.96 Sproles, NO74580 7.84 Gonzalez, ATL7381211.17 Johnson, DET72112115.612 2 tied at 69 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts Gronkowski, NE161150096 R. Rice, BAL1210 20072 A. Foster, HOU10 820060 Jnes-Drew, JX10 730060 Decker, DEN9 081054 Welker, NE9090054 6 tied with 48 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts L. McCoy, PHL1714300102 Newton, CAR1313 00078 Johnson, DET120120072 Peterson, MIN1211 10072 Nelson, GB100100060 Lynch, SEA10 910060 Jennings, GB9 090054 Wells, ARI9 900054 Jacobs, NYG8 710150 4 tied with 48EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia20734311085 N.Y. Rangers1784388465 Pittsburgh17114389985 New Jersey17131358589 N.Y. Islanders9146246796 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston20914110261 Buffalo16123358686 Toronto161233597100 Ottawa1514434102116 Montreal13127338284 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida1796408782 Washington16131339094 Winnipeg14134328494 Tampa Bay131622884105 Carolina101852584113WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago20844410796 Detroit19101399667 St. Louis1893397563 Nashville16114368383 Columbus91842274102 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota2084448370 Vancouver181123810177 Calgary14144328090 Edmonton14143318584 Colorado14171298699 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas18121378086 San Jose16103358372 Phoenix16123358282 Los Angeles14134326771 Anaheim91752372100 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Dallas 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Carolina 4, Vancouver 3 Los Angeles 2, Columbus 1 Philadelphia 4, Montreal 3 Tampa Bay 5, Calgary 4, OT St. Louis 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Nashville 4, Detroit 3 Washington 1, Winnipeg 0 Phoenix 4, Edmonton 2 San Jose 5, Colorado 4 Fridays Games Florida 3, Calgary 2, SO Buffalo 5, Toronto 4 Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 6, Dallas 3 Chicago 4, Anaheim 1 Saturdays Games Boston at Philadelphia, late Vancouver at Toronto, late New Jersey at Montreal, late Buffalo at Pittsburgh, late Anaheim at Winnipeg, late Los Angeles at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Columbus, late St. Louis at Nashville, late N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, late N.Y. Rangers at Phoenix, late Washington at Colorado, late Edmonton at San Jose, late Sundays Games Carolina at Florida, 5 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 7 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Giroux PHI162339 Kessel TOR181937 Spezza OTT33122436 Stamkos TB31191635 Lupul TOR31142135 H. Sedin VAN3182735 Toews CHI32181634 Sharp CHI32171734 Hossa CHI31142034 D. Sedin VAN30122234 Pominville BUF31102434 Vanek BUF31161733 Versteeg FLA31151833 Ngent-Hopkins EDM31132033 3 tied with 32 pts.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESNamed Danny Haas national crosschecker. CLEVELAND INDIANSTraded RHP Cory Burns to San Diego for OF Aaron Cunningham. Agreed to terms with INF Jose Lopez and OF Felix Pie on minor league contracts. Designated RHP Josh Judy for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINSNamed Bill Smith assistant to the president and general manager. National League CHICAGO CUBSNamed Chris Bosio pitching coach, Dave McKay first base coach, Jamie Quirk bench coach and Mike Borzello and Franklin Fort major league staff assistants. Reassigned bench coach Pat Listach to third base coach. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with OF Mike Baxter on a minor league contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLSWaived G Keith Bogans and G Jennero Pargo. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSClaimed G Ish Smith off waivers from Memphis. MIAMI HEATAgreed to terms with coach Erik Spoelstra on a contract extension. NEW ORLEANS HORNETSAgreed to terms with F Jason Smith on a threeyear contract. SAN ANTONIO SPURSSigned G Cory Joseph. WASHINGTON WIZARDSRe-signed G/F Maurice Evans.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined New Orleans S Roman Harper $22,500, San Francisco LB Larry Grant $15,000, New England DE Andre Carter $15,000, Kansas City LB Jovan Belcher $15,000, Detroit LB Stephen Tulloch $10,000 and Washington CB DeAngelo Hall $7,500 for actions during last weeks games. Denied an appeal of a one-game suspension by Pittsburgh LB James Harrison. CLEVELAND BROWNSPlaced TE Benjamin Watson on injured reserve. Signed FB Eddie Williams from the practice squad.COLLEGEABILENE CHRISTIANAnnounced the resignation of football coach Chris Thomsen to take an assistant coaching position at Arizona State. BOSTON COLLEGEAnnounced RB Montel Harris has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA. ARIZONA STATEAdded Chris Thomsen, Bob Connelly, Chris Ball and Mike Norvell to football coaching staff. FLORIDASigned mens basketball coach Billy Donovan to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season. ILLINOIS STATENamed Mike Murray director of development. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at ECS Christmas Invitational,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at ECS Christmas Invitational,3 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Boys Basketball at ECS Christmas Invitational,3 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.27: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY,Dec.28: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Dec.29: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,7:30 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.27: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY,Dec.28: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,TBA N N FL SUNDAY 1 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CBS 1 1 p.m. Regional Washington at N.Y. Giants, Carolina at Houston or New Orleans at Minnesota FOX 4 4 p.m. New England at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . CBS 8:1 5 5 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NBCMONDAY 8:3 0 0 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . ESPN S NOWBOARDING SUNDAY 12:3 0 0 p.m. USSA Grand Prix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NBCW OMEN S C OLLEGE B ASKETBALL SUNDAY 3 3 p.m. USC at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUN 8:3 0 0 p.m. Connectucut at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN Times, games, channels all subject to change G OLF SUNDAY 9 9 a.m. JBWere Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF Noon Thailand Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF 3 3 p.m. Wendys Three-Tour Challenge . . . . . . . . GOLFC OLLEGE F OOTBALL TUESDAY 8 8 p.m. St. Pete Bowl FIU vs. Marshall . . . . . . ESPNC OLLEGE B ASKETBALL SUNDAY 5:3 0 0 p.m. Virginia at Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUNMONDAY 7 7 p.m. UNC-Greensboro at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUN 1 0 0 p.m. Southern Mississippi at Arizona State . . . SUNTUESDAY 7 7 p.m. Samford at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2 9 9 p.m. Butler at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2 LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League Transactions National Hockey League Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.co m Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K for next season. Thompsons father Scott, who caddies for her, said he was most impressed how she handled the pressure when Pace made her run. She didnt panic and kept playing her game, not worrying about what else anyone was doing, he said. Wie offered a congratulatory tweet and predicted she would be force to reckon with in the future. The 22-year-old Wie praised the support Thompson gets not only from her father but her entire entourage. I think she kind of has that mentality, just grip it and rip it, said Wie, who also joined the LPGATour at 16 and has two wins. She just goes out there and just kind of has fun, which is really nice to see. Shes a really talented player and Im really impressed. Thompson is projected to move into the top 40 in the rankings. She credits her success with playing alongside her brothers, including PGA Tour member Nicholas. The precocious Floridian qualified for the U.S. Womens Open at age 12 in 2007 at Pine Needles, tied for 10th at the tournament last year and was a runnerup by one shot last year at the Evian Masters, one of the richest events on the LPGATour schedule. Her breakout moment came in September when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic by five strokes and was granted LPGAmembership two weeks later. The unfailingly polite, easy-going Thompson said she was looking forward to spending some time with friends and steadily improving next season. Theres not really an y pressure, she said. Im just playing the game and doing what I love. Playing every week in these tournaments is an honor for me, so Im just coming out and relaxing and doing my best. Her father also tried to tamp down expectations, saying he just wanted to relish her second victory since she turned pro a year-and-ahalf ago. The first one wasnt a fluke. She has won again now.That is the grea t thing, he said. The firs t one people may say she is lucky for the week. But she won again, so it kind of validates it. Follow Michael Casey on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mcasey1 By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI New Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes misspoke Friday talking about the teammate he bumped to third base, Hanley Ramirez. I cant wait to play for, er, with Hanley, Reyes said. If Reyes played for Ramirez, there would be no change at shortstop. Instead, Ramirez is reluctantly giving up the position. Reyes signed a $106 million, six-year deal with Miami last week and said he hasnt heard from Ramirez since. There has been no phone call, text message or Christmas card from his pal and fellow Dominican. Meanwhile, speculation persists that Ramirez is unhappy about being supplanted at shortstop. As soon as I have the opportunity, Im going to talk to him, because we are very good friends, Reyes said. Were both here for one reason to win the World Series. It doesnt matter where Im going to play or where hes going to play. Reyes and another recent All-Star acquisition, closer Heath Bell, were in Miami for appearances at team retail outlets. Both said they expect big things from the Marlins after the teams recent $191 million spending spree, which included the signing of All-Star lefthander Mark Buehrle. If you see the lineup and the pieces we have, you have to think we can compete with anybody, Reyes said. The Marlins went 72-90 in 2011. But thanks to the freeagent signings, the hiring of manager Ozzie Guillen and the move into a new ballpark, theyre brimming with optimism. We want to win now, Bell said. The Marlins had talent last year and in years past. They didnt really put up the numbers they wanted to. But you needed a few pieces to the puzzle. You get somebody like Buehrle and Jose, and hopefully I can finish games like I did in the past I think that will help this talented ballclub to win the division and hopefully the World Series. That sounded good to president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest. These are major moves for us, he said. We didnt just bring in players. We brought in All-Star players who want to win world championships. The Marlins arent done shopping. They remain in the market for a starting pitcher but have said they would be content going into spring training with the roster they have. With Reyes at shortstop and Ramirez at third, the Marlins become stronger defensively at both positions, and more potent offensively. Reyes hit .337 with the New York Mets this year to win the NLbatting title, and Ramirez a career .306 hitter was the 2009 batting champ. We can be one of the best left sides of the infield in the big leagues, Reyes said. Hes so excited about the situation he doesnt even mind losing his familiar dreadlocks. Theyll be shorn before spring training to conform to the Marlinsgrooming code. Its going to be a new look for me no hair, Reyes said with a laugh. It doesnt matter, because in the past I didnt have any hair, so its not going to affect my game at all. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0014514 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/18/11; 00015052 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 00015053 By PAULELIAS Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO Eight years of being investigated for steroid allegations ended for baseball home run king Barry Bonds on Friday with a 30-day sentence to be served at home. No more and maybe less. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston immediately delayed imposing the sentence while Bonds appeals his obstruction of justice conviction. The former star was found guilty in April not of using steroids, but of misleading grand jurors. Even without prison time, the case has left its mark on the seven-time National League MVP. His 762 career home runs, and 73 homers in 2001, may forever be seen as tainted records, and his ticket to baseballs Hall of Fame is in doubt. Bonds declined to speak in court. Well-wishers hugged the 47-year-old in the hallway courtroom after the hearing was over, and a smattering of fans cheered him as he left the courthouse. It was a marked departure from his initial court appearance four years ago, when guards had to clear a path for Bonds to get through dozens of onlookers to his SUV. Whatever he did or didnt do, we all lie, said Esther Picazo, a fan outside the courthouse. We all make mistakes. But I dont think he shouldve gotten any kind of punishment at all. Bonds was sentenced to two years of probation, 250 hours of community service, a $4,000 fine and 30 days of home confinement. It will take time to determine whether he serves any of it; his appellate specialist, Dennis Riordan, estimated it would take nearly a year and a half for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Parrella called the sentence a slap on the wrist and the fine almost laughable for a superstar athlete who made more than $192 million for playing baseball. Parrella had sought 15 months in prison and argued that home confinement wasnt punishment enough for a man with a 15,000-squarefoot (1,390-sq. meter) house with all the advantages. Bonds lives in a six-bedroom, 10-bath house with a gym and swimming pool. The defendant basically lived a double life for decades before this, Parrella said. He ripped Bonds not only over performanceenhancing drugs but over his personal life: He had mistresses throughout his marriages. Parrella said Bonds made lots of money due in part to his use of performance enhancers and that he has been unrepentant and unapologetic about it. Illston said none of that had any bearing on Bonds sentencing. She said she agreed with a probation department report that called Bondsconviction an aberration in his life. She said she received dozens of letters in support of Bonds, some discussing how he has given money and time for decades to charitable causes. Bonds is the last and highest-profile defendant in the governments investigation of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO, a steroids distribution ring. The ex-slugger has long denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. Illston said she was compelled to give Bonds a sentence similar to the two she meted out to other figures convicted after trial of lying to the grand jury and federal investigators about their connection to steroids. The case against Bonds after he testified before the grand jury Dec. 3, 2003. Prosecutors revised his original 2007 indictment several times and spent a year unsuccessfully appealing a key evidentiary ruling before jurors deadlocked in April on three of the four remaining charges related to his grand jury testimony. On the final charge, the trial jury convicted Bonds of purposely answering questions about steroids with rambling non sequiturs in an attempt to mislead the grand jury. I think he probably got off a little easy, said Jessica Wolfram, one of the jurors who convicted Bonds of obstruction. He was just so clearly guilty, so I actually am happy he got sentenced to something. Wolfram said s he researched the case after the trial and viewed evidence no t presented then. After that, she felt even more comfortable that Bonds was guilty. Besides Bonds, 10 people were convicted of various charges in BALCO cases. Six of them, including track sta r Marion Jones, were ensnared for lying to grand jurors, federal investigators or the court. Others, including Bonds personal trainer Greg Anderson, pleaded guilty to steroid distribution charges. The governments top BALCO investigator, Jef f Novitzky, declined to comment outside the courtroom after attending the hearing. Bonds was one of two former baseball superstars to stand trial in doping-related cases this year. The trial of pitcher Roge r Clemens was halted after jus t two days in July because prosecutors used inadmissible evidence. U.S. Distric t Judge Reggie Walton has se t a new trial for April 17. Both men will face a different judgment day in 2013, when theyll be eligible fo r the Hall of Fame. Associated Press writers Jason Dearen in San Francisco and Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report. Barry Bonds gets 30-day home sentence at worst MCTphoto Former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds listens to lawyer Allen Ruby speak to the media on Wednesday, April 13, in San Francisco, California. Bonds was convicted on one count of obstruction of justice, and mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury, which was based on Bonds telling a grand jury in 2003 that he never used performance-enhancing drugs. Reyes says hes eager to play with Ramirez MCTphoto Jose Reyes is excited for the Marlins season, though Hanley Ramirez doesnt seem too happy about it. Continued from 1B Lexi making her mark

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/16,18,23,25; 00015013 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 12/18/11; 00015062 er, finished off the night with a forfeit win at 120 to provide for the final margin. The match win gives Sebring a lift during a trying and injury-riddled first part of the season and sends them into a three-week break over the holidays, giving them some time to recuperate before hitting the mats again. The Streaks return to action Saturday, Jan. 7, at the McKeel Duals before a match at Okeechobee Thursday, Jan. 12, and a trip to the Palmetto Invitational Saturday, Jan. 14. Continued from 1B Streaks step up on Senior Night News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE It may have been Senior Night, but freshman Shaquille Williams made his own mark with a pin against Bartow Thursday. third for Lake Placid. The Lady Dragons then got a win at 154, with Abigail Samperi going 95 on the bench and then a whopping 120 in the jerk for a 215-pound total. Mattie Coe totaled 190 to add a Sebring point for fourth in the class. Alexis Wilson then got a Sebring win at 169 with the hightest total of the day. After pushing up 140 pounds on the bench, Wilson jerked 105 for a 245 total and the win, while teammate Jessica Belcher took third with a 180-pound effort. Roneika Freeman then got a win at 183 with a 225 total while Kayla LaRosa scored with an even 200 fo r second. Michaela Malisham and Nakeema Thomas each powered up 185 for Sebring in the 199 class, with the tie-breaker putting Malisham in first, and Angela Dennard and Christine Smith totaled 240 and 190, respectively, to finish second and third in the unlimited class. And when the scor es were all tallied, the Lady Streaks had 52 points to LaBelles 33 and Lake Placids 19. The weights are now on hiatus for the holidays bu t will be hoisted again Thursday, Jan. 5 when Sebring hosts the Highlands County Meet. Continued from 1B Lift season on hold for holidays News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Streak Larissa Fantetti totaled an impressive 185 pounds in the 119 class, good for third place at Thursdays three-team meet. Associated PressORLANDO Cord Sandberg had 180 yards passing and a touchdown to lead Bradenton Manatee to a 40-0 victory over Jacksonville First Coast in the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 7Achampionship game. Sandberg added 78 rushing yards and another touchdown as Manatee (132) dominated Friday, gaining 429 yards. Manatee running backs Leon Allen and Anthony Lauro each accounted for over 120 yards of offense. Lauro hauled in a 44yard touchdown pass on a 3rd and 11 to give Manatee a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Allen caught a 39-yarde r in the third quarter that led to Lauros second touchdown a 10-yard run. First Coast (13-1) was overwhelmed by a Manatee defense that recorded five sacks. First Coast was held to minus-71 yards rushing and eight first downs. Manatee defeats First Coast Associated PressORLANDO Randy Duke Johnson scored five touchdowns as Miami Norland defeated Crawfordville Wakulla 38-0 in the Florida Class 5Afootball finals. Johnson scored four rushing touchdowns Friday, adding a 69-yard kickoff in the second quarter to put Norland up 23-0 at halftime. His final carry was a 40yard touchdown run. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound running back had 130 yards rushing and 54 yards receiving. Norland (15-0) was equally good on defense as the Vikings yielded just 58 yards and five first downs to an overmatched Wakulla (12-3) team. Norland whips Wakulla By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat have agreed on a contract extension, ending any speculation that Pat Rileys protege would be a lame-duck coach this season. Riley, the team president, made the announcement Friday. The Heat typically does not release terms of deals for coaches and executives, and Riley did not divulge any details of Spoelstras new deal. Spoelstra is beginning his fourth season as coach and his 17th season with the team overall. We have one of the great young coaches in the league, an absolute member of this family and has been for a long time, so we want him to become a Hall of Famer, Riley said Friday. So its been taken care of. The 41-year-old Spoelstra was not available for immediate comment. The Heat had the day off Friday, and Riley spoke at his annual preseason availability. Earlier this week, Spoelstra said he did not expect his contract to be a distraction, noting that Riley and the Arison family have never given him any reason to be worried about his status with the organization. Its a family here, Spoelstra said, and Im part of that. In his first three seasons, Spoelstra has gone 148-98 in regular-season games, 18-15 in playoff games. Ayear ago, he led the Heat to a 58-24 mark and a 14-7 record in the postseason, where Miami lost the NBA finals to Dallas in six games. Me and Erik, our relationship will continue to grow, Heat forward LeBron James said this week. Its much better today than it was the first day of practice last year. We didnt know each other at all. We were still learning each other. Wed seen each other from a distance. Id seen him coach from the sideline ... hed seen me play while he was coaching from the sideline. Our relationship is really good right now. Im happy with where we are right now. Riley said the team has been working on Spoelstras deal for a while. Spoelstra came to the Heat in 1995, working his way up from the video room. Spoelstra was particularly close to Stan Van Gundy during his stint in Miami. When Van Gundy stepped down in 2005, Riley took over, and Spoelstra became the heir apparent. When Riley decided in 2008 that his coaching days were over again, he and Heat owner Micky Arison quickly agreed Spoelstra was the right one for the job. Clearly, that hasnt changed. I think hes so much more comfortable his own skin, Riley said. Contrary to what people might think, I am not a helicopter flying over the top of him all the time. I give him tremendous freedom and space, because I trust the fact that hes in there working every day. He is somebody who is very innovative, and hes not afraid to take some risks. Riley is a regular onlooker at practice, and he and Spoelstra talk just about every day. But Riley insists the coaching is done by Spoelstra and his staff. He does a great job on the bench coming out of timeouts and being prepared for things, Riley said. And I think the experience last year of also being in the finals and going down to the game that meant the difference in your season and going through that and that pain will help him. I think hes grown leaps and bounds, and hes the perfect coach for this team. The core of Heat players James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers, Mike Miller and so on are all under contract for several years to come. Riley thought it was vital to have their coach be in the same position. He never would have been a lame-duck coach even though (media) would have made him one, Riley said. Guy in the last year in his contract, that wasnt the reason why we did it. The reason why we did it is because we wanted to extend him and keep him in the family and not have somebody come in and steal him away from us. I mean that sincerely ... and I think the players feel the same way. Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ByTimReynolds Heat coach Spoelstra gets new contract GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE MCTphoto Eric Spoelstra doesnt need to worry about his job security now, after the Heat rewarded their coach with a new contract. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebring resident Tom Whiteleather displays the eight medals he won at the Senior Games last weekend in swimming. As part of both State and International Championships, Whiteleather earned two silvers in the 50meter backstroke and touched in first for gold in the 100 Back, 50 Free and the 100 Free, in which he broke the state record by two seconds, in the 80-84 age division. A Canton, OH native, Whiteleather was a state champion and All-American in high school before becoming an All-American during his stint at Ohio State. I was out of swimming for a few years but picked it up again in the Master program, he said. I was in Oklahoma to get some aviation ratings when I started up again. Then a recession hit and I had the choice to either move back to Ohio or to Florida, where my parents then lived. I chose Florida and have been here ever since. And dominating Masters Swimmers ever since, as well, claiming 700+ medals over the years. Currently swimming with the Maverick Masters of Florida swim team out of Clearwater, Whiteleather is working toward bringing more Masters events to Highlands County. Master swimmer

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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-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 3856155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. Call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. 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 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. Call 471-2143. 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 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewsters Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 2145522. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. 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 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. 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. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. 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 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 471-0657 or 3850759 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or email him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. Call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 471-0226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Don at 3861101. Highlands County 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 noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League, breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studiofrom 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday from October through May at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including holidays, Monday-Friday. The cost is $4.35 per meal. Call 4021818 for details. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 3828782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Members build and run an HO Guage model railroad layout. Rail-buffs interested in other model railroad gauges are welcomed. For information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer, 452-0334, or Curtis Petersen, 382-6967. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book readers group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. Call 471-1999. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Ballroom Dance lessons, 4 p.m., free, first and third Tuesday of each month. Eastside Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 101 Peace AVe., Lake Placid. 314-9215 or 699-0886 Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. Call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday,Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. Call 386-6099. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent), a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. Call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. Call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday from 6:157:15 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced All-Service Realty, corner of Thunderbird Road and U.S. 27 in Sebring. For information call Linda Udall at 386-6495 or email erinehess@yahoo.com or www.toastmasters.org. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mail sbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief 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. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 465-5510, or Ken Lorant, 6990172. 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. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 4650568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. Call Joe Collins, 655 5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreim a at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends o f someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephin e Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c o m. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. eve ry Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 4654888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Togethe r) meets the third Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. Location varies monthly. For more information call 402-7369. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:3 0 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966 or leave a name number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Souper Book Group meets the third Tuesday of eac h month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selectio n and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch. All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd .) Call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 5B STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/4,11,18; 00014556 ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a; 00014931 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/18/11; 00015051 In an effort to clean out items on the Community Calendarthat are out of date, the News-Sun is asking that all groups with entries to email editor@newssun.com orcall 385-6155 ext. 539 and inform us that yourentry is current. Any group not heard from by Jan. 15, 2012, will have its entry deleted from the calendar. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.com FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, 12/4,18; 00014598 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College Matinee Series presents the Bronx Wanderers on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m., in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Being a teenager on an avenue in the Bronx back in the 1950s and early 60s was unlike being a kid anywhere else in the universe as the liberating sound of doo-wop and rock and roll filled the streets. This music had heart, soul, purity and soundtunes that made you want to dance, harmonies that made you high, lyrics that once in a while, even made you cry. With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the magic of the era and build an energetic bond with their audience, guaranteeing an afternoon of toe-tapping and hand clapping. This show tells the stories and plays the music that will take you as close as you can get to having lived the actual experience. If you like the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Dion and The Belmonts, youll love The Bronx Wanderers. The Wanderers bring incredible energy to the stage as they recreate the hits you grew up with, just the way you remember them. The Wanderersrepertoire includes hits from The Bee Gees, The Rascals, KC and The Sunshine Band, Tommy James, Bob Seger, The Brooklyn Bridge, and more. Remember hits like The Wanderer, Runaround Sue, and not to be forgotten, the popular Frankie Valli medleys that this group nails, say the critics. The group began as a father-son Dion tribute band, and grew in popularity until they exploded on the national scene in 2008, becoming an instant hit with their show-stopping performances. 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 $17 to $22 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.ed u. 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 the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. The college will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 17-Jan. 2. The college will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. Bronx Wanderers take SFCC stage Jan. 17 Beginning watercolor class plannedLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is holding beginning watercolor classes starting Jan. 5. The instructor will be Marsha Penn. The cost of this class is $24for Co-op members and $25 for nonmembers with all supplies furnished. This class will be held from 9: a.m. until 12 p.m. The number of students is limited so hurry in to sign up for this class. The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. For further information call 863-6995940 or visit the website www.caladiumarts.org/.Municipal Fine Arts Show set for Lake W alesLAKE WALES The Lake Wales Arts Council Inc. and the City of Lake Wales are pleased to announce the exhibition of the Municipal Fine Art Show. The exhibit will be held at the City of Lake Wales Municipal Building from Jan. 26 through March 30. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. with award presentations at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Room. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given. For additional information on the Municipal Fine Art Show or to receive an Entry Form and Rules for Entry, please contact the Lake Wales Arts Center at (863) 676-8426. Entries forms are due by 9 a.m., Jan. 10. Courtesy photo South Florida Community College Matinee Series presents the Bronx Wanderers on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m., in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Hits from the s, s and more Snapshots The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 7B MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/18 (p/u 12/4); 00014784 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 12/14,16,18; 00014932 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK Ted Howes Trio presents An Evening of Duke Ellington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. This is the second performance of the Jazz Series, which is held in the intimate 245-seat auditorium. Howe takes the music of his first idol through an eclectic array of styles, always respecting the original intent of the music. The show features educational and anecdotal material on the Duke delivered by the ever diverse showman, Ted Howe, whose passion for learning has never diminished and whose unique voice brings virtuosity to the piano, the recording studio, and the stage. Howes An Evening of Duke Ellington has been touring colleges, j azz societies and concert venues, receiving critical acclaim while delighting audiences. He will be accompanied by drums and bass. Howe began studying piano in his tender teens with Harry Smith, one of the legendary founders of the Berklee College of Music. His natural persistence and relentless fascination of developing his craft led to him not only being a student at Berklee, but a professor of piano arranging, theory and improvisation, all before reaching the age of 24. After a two-year stint as a pianist in the Army, he took a gig at one of Bostons leading live entertainment venues, The Surf Supper Club, where he soon became bandleader. Howe moved to Atlanta where he continued performing, composing, arranging, producing and teaching. Again, he shared the stage with many of the great jazz artists and entertainers of the day, such as Mel Torme, who refused to sing with anyone else on his visits to Atlanta. Howe also joined the faculty of Georgia State University where he assisted in developing its first jazz education program. Now living in Los Angeles, Howe continues to record, produce, arrange, and perform extensively. The SFCC Jazz Series Season Sponsors are: Tom and Nancy Mitchell, John and Evelyn Mills, an anonymous donor, Lake Placid Journal, and AgriLeader by Highlands Today. The performance sponsors are Sophia Rose and Amelia Claire Heston. Ticket prices are $23 and $25 and may be purchased 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., in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. SFCC Jazz Series presents Duke Ellington tribute Courtesy photo Ted Howes Trio presents An Evening of Duke Ellington on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. Ted Howes Trio set for University Center Auditorium Jan. 14 After realizing that his apartment has been burglarized losing TVs, computers, and other valuables, Dr. Sheldon Cooper runs frantically into his bedroom to check to see if his most prized possessions had been stolen. What is he looking for? His comic book collection. Arecent happening in the world of comic book collecting would have Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard in a tizzy. From the celebrated collection of actor Nicholas Cage, the comic book, Action Comics No. 1, featuring the first appearance of Superman sold for a record setting $2,161,000 recently. Of course, this is not just any old comic book. It is the holy grail of comic books. It is a rare copy in superior condition receiving a 9.0 grade for quality and it is one of only 100 copies in existence. The Cage sale broke the previous record for the piece of $1.5 million. Cage originally purchased the comic book in 1997 for a mere $150,000. Here are some tips to maintain the value of these comic books from bygone days. Dont handle them too often as the oils from your hands will deteriorate the paper and printing. Keep similar comic books with key characters (Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc.) together just as you would any other related set or collectible. Protect your comic books in plastic covers, acid free solander storage boxes, or museum quality frames. Avoid wooden crates and cardboard boxes which off gas. Dont store your comic books in areas where temperature or humidity fluctuate. That means no damp basements and no hot attics. Display your comic books and any other printed materials in dark areas as sunlight will fade and devalue your objects. Judging from this groundbreaking multi-million dollar sale of Action Comics No. 1, it might be time for Dr. Sheldon Cooper to have his comic book collection appraised by an expert. Why, yes Im available. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events nationwide. As seen on NBCs The Tonight Show and Comedy Centrals The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, watch Dr. Lori on Lifetime Television. For information about your antiques, visit www.DrLoriV.com, follow her on www.facebook.com/doctorlori, or call (888) 431-1010. Art imitates life and vice versa Art & Antiques Dr. Lori

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 18, 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, pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:00 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. 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 V alencia 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 o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-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 By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticBEVERLYHILLS, Calif. George Clooney vs. Ryan Gosling ... it really is a matter of personal preference, isnt it? And maybe its a generational thing, too. Both actors are sexy and gorgeous, of course, but both also have chosen difficult film roles that intentionally play down their looks. Both ooze movie-star charisma but both have displayed versatility, as well. And both will be competing in the category of best actor in a drama at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15; nominations were announced Thursday morning. Clooney is up for The Descendants, in which he plays a father struggling to raise his two daughters while his wife is in a coma; Gosling is up for The Ides of March, in which he plays a cunning campaign strategist for a democratic presidential hopeful ... played by Clooney. (Gosling also received a nomination for best actor in a comedy for playing a ladies man in Crazy, Stupid, Love.) Perhaps a little tale of the tape can help us determine an early winner: AGE: Clooney just turned 50 this year; Gosling is 31. HEIGHT: Clooney is 5foot-10; Gosling is 6-foot-1. HOMETOWN: Clooney was born in Lexington, Ky.; Gosling grew up in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. MOSTIMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE: For Clooney, its so hard to choose, simply because hes been around longer and made more movies. Maybe Syriana (see below) because it was so demanding both physically and emotionally. But man, is he great in Michael Clayton. As for Gosling, he had to dig deep for The Believer (2001), in which he played a Jewish man who becomes an antiSemitic skinhead. It was an early indication of his vast talent. But man, is he great in Blue Valentine. MOSTOUT-THERE PERFORMANCE: Clooney showed his goofy side as a smooth-talking escaped convict in the Coen brothers 2000 comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? Gosling fell in love with a life-sized doll named Bianca in 2007s Lars and the Real Girl. BRUSHES WITH OSCAR: Clooney packed on the pounds, grew a shaggy beard and became virtually unrecognizable to play a CIAoperative in 2005s Syriana, which earned him the Academy Award for best supporting actor. That same year, he also was nominated for directing and co-writing the TVnews drama Good Night, and Good Luck. Since then, hes earned two other best-actor nominations: for Michael Clayton (2007) and Up in the Air (2009). Gosling was a surprise nominee for 2006s Half Nelson not because he was undeserving, far from it, but because it was such a small, littleknown film. He played a middle-school teacher with a drug problem. EMBARRASSING BEGINNINGS: Clooney rocked the mullet in the mids on the sitcom The Facts of Life, where he played a handyman named George. Gosling was a member of The Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s, around the same time as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. SEXIESTMAN ALIVE STATUS: Clooney has the rare distinction of winning the annual honor from People magazine twice: in 1997 and 2006. Gosling hasnt won yet but this years winner, Bradley Cooper, has conceded that Gosling deserved the title more than he did. ON-SCREEN ROMANCES: Clooney: Michelle Pfeiffer (One Fine Day); Jennifer Lopez (Out of Sight); Julia Roberts (Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve); Catherine Zeta-Jones (Intolerable Cruelty); Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air). Gosling: Rachel McAdams (The Notebook); Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Carey Mulligan (Drive); an anatomically correct sex doll (Lars and the Real Girl). OFF-SCREEN ROMANCES: Clooney is divorced from actress Talia Balsam and has dated model Lisa Snowdon, former reality show contestant and cocktail waitress Sarah Larson and actress Elisabetta Canalis. He is now dating former WWE star Stacy Keibler. Gosling previously dated his Notebook co-star McAdams and has been linked most recently to Eva Mendes. THE WINNER: Atie. While Clooney will probably win on Golden Globe night, Gosling is so hot these days he seems unstoppable. Clooney vs. Gosling: Who should win Golden Globes showdown? George Clooney Ryan Gosling

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 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 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. /22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult) 3. The Litigators by John Grisham (Doubleday)Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (Knopf) 4. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (Knopf) 5. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 6. The Drop by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 7. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 8. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 9. V Is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood) 10. Micro: A Novel by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston (Harper) 11. Zero Day by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 12. The Scottish Prisoner: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte Press) 13. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 14. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami (Knopf) 15. The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck (Threshold) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 2. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) 3. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 4. Go the F--k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach (Akashic) 5. 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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.com Veranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/4,11,18; 00014558 Show a child a gopher tortoise and watch their eyes grow huge and their smiles become brighter. There is something fascinating about the ancient looking creatures. Not only are these animals interesting to look at, they are considered a keystone species, which is defined as a plant or animal that plays a critical role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community. An ecosystem may experience major problems if a keystone species is removed. One of the reasons the gopher tortoise is so important is because it digs burrows that provide shelter for many other types of animals. Gopher tortoises (gopherus polyphemus) are one of the oldest living species. They are native to the southeast United States. They are a fairly common sighting in Highlands County because of the sandy soils and plant types located here. Gopher tortoises prefer digging their tunnels in dry habitats such as the scrubby areas located on the Lake Wales Ridge. The burrow is fairly easy to spot because of the bare, sandy mound with a dark hole, shaped like the tortoises shell, at its center. The tortoises are master diggers and often make their burrows from 10-50 feet long and up to 20 feet deep. Their front legs, or forelimbs, are shovel-like and equipped with sharp claws for digging. Their back legs look similar to those of an elephant, which give them strength to push forward and back out of the burrow. These long underground burrows are a motel for other critters that live in the area. The endangered Indigo Snake, gopher frogs, mice, foxes, skunks, opossums, rabbits, quail, armadillos, burrowing owls, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads and other invertebrates live in the burrow with the tortoise. The burrow is a haven for the tortoise and the other animals that live there because it provides protection from predators and the weather. During drought, freezes, or fire, the burrow is a shelter from the elements above. And when the summer heat begins to sizzle, the animals have a cool place to rest during the day. Gopher tortoises are herbivores and feed mostly on low-growing plants such as legumes and grasses. They do enjoy the occasional gopher apple, pawpaw, blackberries, saw palmetto berries, and most any other fruit. They get the water they need from the food they eat and rarely if ever actually take a drink of water. Gopher tortoises are solitary animals except for during breeding season. Each tortoise needs about four acres to live. These critters reach maturity at about 10-15 years of age. When mature, their shells are about 9 inches long. They mate from February through September. The female will lay from between three and 14 eggs in a sandy mound close to the entrance of her burrow. The eggs incubate for about 85 days until they hatch. Eggs resemble ping pong balls. The temperature of the sand will determine the sex of the young. Once the eggs are laid, approximately 90 percent of the clutch will be destroyed by predators. Less than 6 percent of the eggs are expected to grow into tortoises that live one year or more after hatching. Once hatched however, the shells of the babies are yellowish in contrast to the dull brown of the adults. Once they mature, the shell begins to turn darker. They begin life at about 1-2 inches long and they grow about three-quarters of an inch per year. Unfortunately, many gopher tor toises have been killed as a result of development. Since April 2009, more stringent permitting and relocation requirements have been put in place for development on gopher tortoise habitat. Hopefully these new requirements will help the animal to survive. In Florida, gopher tortoises are on the Endangered Species List, categorized as a Threatened Species. Their numbers are dropping mainly because of habitat loss. The fact that they dont mature until they are about 10 and they have a low reproductive rate is also a factor in their future success. Other threats are by people who eat the animal, and those who are hunting rattlesnakes that share the tortoise burrow. Traffic is another major concern for the survival of this creature. We can all take steps to help this keystone critter by protecting the habitat they live in. Educate yourself and others on the laws that protect scrub and other impor tant habitats that gopher tortoise live in. Write letters and participate in groups that get involved with these issues. Dont cover up a burrow and dont build on top of one either. And whatever you do, dont pour anything down the burrow which may harm the creatures that reside there. One step each one of us can do is helping the animal cross the road if you see one in the middle of the street. Just put on your flashers, watch for traffic, and pick the creature up and move it to the side of the road that it was travelling toward. Youll feel a lot better about yourself and the gopher will live to see another day. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Ancient gopher tortoise is a keystone species Courtesy photo Gopher tortoises are considered keystone species, which means that other plants and animals depend on it to survive. These ancient creatures dig burrows that provide shelter for other animals to live in. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSFCCs Corporate Education is offering several new corporate training classes: Students will learn to create, format, save, and print basic spreadsheets, formulas, and charts in Intro to MS Excel 2010. This workshop will be offered Monday, Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 20949 and costs $30. Discover how to use SUMO Paint, the free, cloud graphics software for photo correction and enhancement, merge images together, create presentation backgrounds, manipulate text, enhance old documents, and more in the SUMO Paint Graphics workshop. It will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 21359 and costs $30. There is a lot more to MS Word than just entering and printing text. Learn the MS Word techniques and shortcuts that will make your work easier and faster in the Introduction to MS Word 2010 workshop. Highlands Campus (Avon Park), It will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 21634 and costs $30. Learn how to create newsletters, calendars, business cards, brochures, flyers, award certificates and more in the Introduction to MS Publisher 2010 workshop. It will be held Monday, Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 21635 and costs $30. Learn layouts, graphics, background design, and animation which will enable you to create dazzling PowerPoint presentations lightning fast in the Introduction to MS PowerPoint 2010 workshop. It will be held Monday, Feb. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 21010 and costs $30. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office 2010 and Sumo Paint? Sign up for this Microsoft Office 2010 workshop and get Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint plus SUMO Paint all for only $135, a savings of $15. This workshop is held Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 21637 and costs $135. Learn how to create a new company file, work with lists, set up your items, track customers and sales, track vendors and expenses, and track sales tax in the Introduction to QuickBooks workshop. It will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Jan. 31, 79 p.m., SFCC Lake Placid Center. The course number (CRN) is 21151 and costs $129.99. Learn how to customize QuickBooks, track time, set up and use payroll, pay liabilities and taxes, purchase and manage inventory, build inventory assemblies, track sales orders and back orders, and more in the Intermediate QuickBooks workshop. It will be held Tuesdays, Feb. 7-Feb. 14, 79 p.m., SFCC Lake Placid Center. The course number (CRN) is 21152 and costs $129.99. In just 12 weeks, learn key Spanish terms and expressions that are important for communicating in a working environment in the Workplace Spanish Class. Each class participant will receive a written manual with Spanish phrases, an audio C D for listening in your car o r stereo, and a companion Click ITCD-ROM for PC use. It will be held Mondays, Feb. 6-April 30, 6-8 p.m., SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN) is 21260 and costs $195. The First Aid Training course provides employee training for: designated firs t responders, or individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements. This course covers first aid basics, medical, injury and environmental emergencies and AED use. Students will also complete a written exam. The cost is $30. Highlands Campus (Avon Park). For a detailed class schedule, contact corporatetraining@southflorida.edu or call 863-784-7033. ACPR Training class with Basic Life Support through the American Hear t Association is being offered for students who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of inhospital and out-of-hospital settings. Students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations, work with an American Heart Association Certified BLS Instructor to complete Basic Life Support (BLS) skills practice and skills testing, and complete a written www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011Page 11B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00004069 BORDER TOWN CANTINA; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/18,21; 00015061 CHALKTALK SFCC offers corporate training classes Courtesy photo Hannah Brown of the Sun n Lake Elementary Fifth Grade Chorus gives a present to a resident of Fairway Pines. The students sang at Fairway Pines, Crown Point and Florida Hospital Heartland this week. The chorus also delivered get well cards made by students at the recent Santa Social at the school which was attended by over 400 students, parents and staff. The cards will be given to patients who are in Florida Hospital on Christmas Day to spread holiday cheer. Courtesy photo Students at Sun N Lake Elementary School took time this Christmas season to make handmade get well cards for hospital patients. The SNLES chorus delivered more than 40 get well cards to Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring and performed a 30-minute concert filled with holiday merriment. Pictured are (from left) A ngelina Weisinger, Kirsten Oca, registered nurse Theresa Espiritu, 3NS/CPCU nurse manager Carin Lentz and patient Harry Oliver. Courtesy photo T he Cracker Trail Elementary School Mustang Chorus presented a Christmas Concert to the Fair Heavens Apartments Village Residents at the Sebring Civic Center on Monday. Students use music to spread some Christmas cheer Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. See CORPORATE, page 12B CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunSunday, December 18, 2011www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/4/11; 00014560 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 12/4,11,18,25; 00014562 exam. The cost is $30. For a detailed class schedule, email corporatetraining@southflorida.edu, or call 863-7847033. The New Miner Training Course develops and instills in new miners an attitude of safety, trains miners to do each task safely and correctly, and how to identify hazards and prevent accidents. This is a three-day class offered on the SFCC Hardee Campus. The cost is $130. For a schedule of available classes, email corporatetraining@southflorida.edu, or call 863-784-7033. The Miner Refresher Training Course reaffirms and reinforces a miners safety attitude formed during New Miner Training. It provides the most current information available on various topics, and recognizes and rewards miners for their safe work attitude. This is a one day class offered on the SFCC Hardee Campus. The cost is $130. For a schedule of available classes, email corporatetraining@southflorida.edu, or call 863-7847033. CDLRefresher Courses are available by appointment only. The class A and B refresher course is offered to experienced drivers who have allowed their CDLto lapse, or for some reason have let their CDLrevert back to a regular class E license. The course is offered in either 8-hour or 72-hour increments, This course offers one-on-one training that is needed to pass the CDLskills test, providing the applicant is already competent in driving a commercial vehicle, either class A or B. Please contact Lorrie Key at 863_784-7033 for more information. CDLExams are available by appointment only. The State of Florida CDLexam consists of 3 parts: pre-trip inspection, basic controls skills test, and driving skills test. The CDL Exam lasts 30-45 minutes and is mandated by the State of Florida. Please contact Lorrie Key at 863_784-7033 for more information. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Corporate Education at 453-6661, ext. 7033 or email CorporateTraining @southflorida.edu/. Continued from page 11B Courtesy photo W oodlawn Elementary School has been awarded the Silver Model School Status through Floridas Positive Behavior Interventions & Support Project for their positive implementations of the program since 2009. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Student leaders from the Avon Park High School, Avon Park Middle School, Lake Placid High School and Sebring High School chapters of the Future Business Leaders of America joined with student leaders from the South Florida Community College Phi Beta Lambda (Business Honorary Society), Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association (and Career Academy SGA recently for a Leadership Summit. Approximately 40 student leaders visited SFCC for the Summit in November. The Summit included general sessions as well as breakout workshops where the students gained knowledge on leadership, exceptional character, the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, goal setting, college success, dealing with difficult people, communication and molding our character to become great leaders. From these workshops, the definition of a true leader was clear to the students. Dr. Norman Stephens, president of SFCC and opening keynote speaker, explained to the students which qualities make the best leaders and that when they are faced with obstacles exactly how to adapt to the changes around them. Some of the greatest minds in the world have made the worst mistakes in the world, said Dr. Stephens.. Dr. Stephens reminded me that as a leader, it is important to remember those you are serving when a problem arises and put them first, said APMS eighth grader Jocelyn Jackson. Emily Whitman, APHS FBLASecretary and FBLA District 18 Parliamentarian said the Summit was very helpful to her and a great learning experience. Workshop presenters for the summit included Will Bennett (financial manager), Ben Carter (SFCC Tutoring and Learning Center coordinator), Lisa Garrison (SHS business teacher), Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert (SFCC dean of Arts and Sciences), Charla Minson (SFCC counselor), Chris De La Rosa (SFCC PBLpresident), Laura Wade (SFCC Studen t Activities coordinator), Tealy Williams (APHS principal), Melanie Jackson (SFCC PBLadvisor) and Alex Zirulnik (SFCC SGA president). The Leadership Summi t was coordinated by studen t leaders from APHS and APMS FBLAas well as SFCC PBL. Bill Jarret t Ford was the Gold Sponso r for this event. Bronze even t sponsors included the SFCC Bookstore, SFCC Athletic Department, and the SFCC Student Services Department. I was grateful that many leaders from our community were so eager share with ou r student leaders about thei r experiences, successes and failures. We have outstanding young leaders throughout Highlands County, said Melanie Jackson. Leadership Summit draws 40 top students CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Student leaders from APHS, APMS, SHS, and LPHS FBLA as well as SFCC PBL, PTK, and SGA attending the Leadership Summit. Courtesy photo A my McClellans third grade class at Lake Placid Elementary, with the help of volunteer A rlene McJunkin, started a plant unit in early September. Students started with seeds and planted corn, beans and squash in small solo cups. Within two weeks, their seeds sprouted and the plants were moved into earth boxes. The students have cared for the plants daily by watering, removing insects and turning the boxes for equal sunshine. The project has been a great success and the students now have "tasseling" corn in December. Corporate training at SFCC Woodlawn earns Silver Model School Status LP Elementary class has green thumb Courtesy photo A lan Jay Wildstein (right) presented a check to Sherry Sides Vrettas third-grade class at W oodlawn Elementary School to fund a field trip to meet Winter, the star of Dolphin Tale. The class has been studying the diversity of living organisms, and how animals and people w ith disabilities adapt. The class will visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Winter resides.Also, they will take a trawling boat cruise on the intercostal waters to see marine life in the wild.The check will also cover literature for the unit and a copy of the movie. Wildstein funds trip to see Dolphin Tale star

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C M Y K DearAbby: My mother, Eleanor, passed away last Aug. 30. She spent her long life helping others. During her eulogy, I described her by saying, Her best lesson, the one she modeled for us, is that a selfless life devoted to family and others, is the highest example of Gods work here on Earth. After the funeral, my brother mentioned that the one thing Mom had wanted read during her service was an item she had saved from a column of yours that was published in 1999. It eloquently captures the essence of bigotry and lack of compassion in our society. Although we have made significant inroads on eradicating prejudice, I found it still timely. Would you please print it again? Ellies Daughter in Seattle DearDaughter: I am honored that your mother found something she saw in my column to be so meaningful. Please accept my sympathy for her passing. I agree that the poem, which is attributed to James Patrick Kinney, is worth sharing again.The Cold WithinSix humans trapped in happenstance In dark and bitter cold, Each one possessed a stick of wood, Or so the storys told. Their dying fire in need of logs The first woman held hers back, For of the faces around the fire, She noticed one was black. The next man looking across the way Saw not one of his church, And couldnt bring himself to give The fire his stick of birch. The third one sat in tattered clothes He gave his coat a hitch, Why should his log be put to use, To warm the idle rich? The rich man just sat back and thought Of the wealth he had in store, And how to keep what he had earned, From the lazy, shiftless poor. The black mans face bespoke revenge As the fire passed from sight, For all he saw in his stick of wood Was a chance to spite the white. The last man of this forlorn group Did naught except for gain, Giving only to those who gave, Was how he played the game. The logs held tight in deaths still hands Was proof of human sin, They didnt die from the cold without, They died from the cold within. 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 18, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 12/16/11 p/u; 0 0 0015017 DIVERSIONS E-TAILSBy JIMHOLLAND ACROSS 1 Grades 6 X3 and Z4 10 Pumped (up) 15 Ripe, so to speak 19 Ecuadoran province named for a metal 20 Cream's Clapton 21 New York restaurateur 22 An orchestra tunes to one 23 Hockey legend makes a particular fashion statement? 26 Adds (up) 27 Beatles title critter 28 One may be chartered 29 Water holder 30 Rhein tributary 31 Two-bagger: Abbr. 32 New England senator's winter tools? 35 Olympics chant 37 "Well played" 38 Pampering place 41 Hist. majors' degrees 42 Business abbr. 44 Provenal capers spread 48 Author Thomas blows a tune? 53 Guitar great Paul 54 Concert beginning? 55 According to 56 Connect (with) 57 Car roofs with removable panels 59 Deportment 60 "So-so" reactions 62 Wyoming hrs. 63 Mumbai nurse 65 Author Graham's lament? 73 Cyberseller's site 74 Workers' rights assurance, in ads 75 Bill dispenser 76 Sharp relative 77 Put up 80 Talk show host spanning five decades 83 Mel of many voices 84 Fido's response 85 In back 88 Writer Oscar's groupies? 91 Seductive greeting on the docks 94 Caviar, e.g. 95 Like USN volunteers 96 Narc's org. 97 Most idiotic 100 Works with dough 102 Routines that crack up patriot Thomas? 106 Stand beverage 107 Quarterback Tony 111 One way to think 112 "Say Anything ..." actress Skye 113 Final, maybe 115 Split apart 116 Maintain vital info on actor Rob? 119 Jazz combo 120 Established fact 121 Bit of Realtor slang 122 Coupe alternative 123 Pre-wedding party 124 Hgar's hound 125 Formerly, once 126 Low Hold 'em pair DOWN 1 Bombay-born conductor 2 Pacific greeting 3 Oarsman 4 Mardi Gras parade group 5 Scotch partner 6 Frat social 7 Enterprise helmsman 8 It's good to keep them about you 9 It may be elem. 10 Part of ASAP 11 Zambia neighbor 12 Take under one's wing 13 Old Tokyo Bay capital 14 Cartoonist Browne 15 Had one's revenge 16 Overhead 17 __ 6 18 Okays 24 "A stitch in time ...," e.g. 25 Mideast "son of" 29 Texas flag symbol 32 Big bag carrier 33 Ball-balancing performer 34 Cross one's fingers 35 Prefix with mensch 36 Enthusiastic acceptance, in Acapulco 38 Eastern guru 39 Assume 40 Barre des crins range 43 Surmount 45 Fuss 46 Guacamole, for one 47 Ogee shape 49 Aromatic herb 50 Rick's love 51 Caesar's being 52 "Contact" acronym 58 Bad thing to catch 60 Hr. affected by delays 61 "Yo!" 63 Rep. with a cut 64 Vegas's __ Grand 66 Put one's hands on 67 Cainites, e.g. 68 Listless assent, perhaps 69 S.F. Giants' league 70 Spiral-horned antelope 71 '30s V.P. John __ Garner 72 __ Sketch 77 "Phooey!" 78 Mentalist Geller 79 Conditions 81 Furry Endor dwellers 82 Yours, in Tours 83 Oil meas. 86 Criticism 87 Nobelist Morrison 89 Cell user's problem 90 Make lovable 92 Canine also called a Hokkaido 93 Come out of the bullpen 98 Sewing pattern 99 Flat fee payer 101 Stands by an artist 102 Romeo and Juliet, e.g. 103 Warn 104 Ancient Samos' region 105 Seminary subj. 107 Send (to) for help 108 Rust, say 109 Asia's __ Peninsula 110 Dark clouds and such 113 Pitcher with a big mouth 114 Baseball's "Walking Man" Eddie 116 Metric wts. 117 Beethoven's A? 118 Pacific st. Solution on page 11B He eyed the box suspiciously, walking around it, inspecting it and wondering. His curiosity was peaked for sure by the long, narrow box, wrapped up invitingly and placed under the Christmas tree. I wasnt about to divulge its contents. I smiled and recalled how Id gotten together with a friend who was skilled in woodworking. I had an idea for a gift for my husband, Ken that would indeed fulfill a desire he had forgotten he had expressed. I showed an oak board left over from a house project to our friend. I want to make a long plaque for over the opening of our family room that says, Love Spoken Here.Would you be able to create this for me? I asked. Immediately his creative lights went on and he said he thought he could and took the board home to work some magic. Ken had seen a similar wall hanging in a store, but it wasnt for sale and we couldnt find anything like it. Our friends craftsmanship shown through in the finished product and I knew Ken would be absolutely delighted. The task of wrapping this creative gift was next. I made a box from scraps until the wall hanging was safely secured, wrapped in Christmas finery and placed under the Christmas tree. Is this Christmas a good time to create an inventive gift box with contents that sing out love spoken here?Is this the year to turn difficult economic times into blessings in disguise? What did Mary think when she and Joseph could only provide primitive conditions for JesusbirthThe poor timing of the census had pulled them from the comforts of home. However, the Bible says in Galations 4:4-5, NKJV, But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. God had a plan. This was his timing. Mary and Joseph could have bemoaned their circumstances or been inventive. They chose the latter. They looked around, found a feeding trough and set to work to make it an acceptable bed for the newborn babe. Maybe our expectations are all wrong. Are our hearts too full of the things of this world?An inventive spring cleaningof our hearts in the middle of winter may be just what we need so we can receive all that God has for us this Christmas.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily of the News-Sun staff. Inventive box Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, pretending to enjoy something you dont like will not make for a productive week. Speak your mind. If something is bothering you, say so. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, theres nothing mysterious about a presentation that is made, which earns your interest. This could be a good opportunity for a change if you pursue it. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, you are trying to purchase something that has sentimental value but you cant seem to find the item you have in mind. Dont devote too much energy to the challenge. Cancer(June 22-July 22) When someone at work makes an announcement, you are caught offguard by the news. It will take you a few days to recover, but then its business as usual. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) The cliche, save for a rainy day was never more appropriate, Leo. Your rainy day has arrived, and you may need to tap into saved funds just to get along. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, others could find youre acting irrationally, and thats not within your character. It could be time to step aside and regroup, which may paint a clearer picture of your behavior. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You have nothing on your mind except having fun, Libra, and thats OK. Since youve been working so hard lately, its actually a good opportunity to do something to let loose. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, although things have been a bit hectic, you have found new strategies for not letting the stress affect your wellbeing. Youre enjoying the ride, instead. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, organization at home can go a long way to bringing a new outlook on your life. Think about eliminating some of the clutter that has taken over. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Its high time you share some of the responsibility with someone else, Capricorn. Managing everything yourself is a one-way ticket to getting stressed out. Thats not what you need. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, contrary to what you may believe, you cannot always be right in every situation. Thinking this way is counterproductive to your relationships and could affect friendships. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Rethink a financial strategy, Pisces. Examine all the ins and outs and consider all the pros and cons before committing. Notable birthdays Dec. 18, Christina Aguilera, Singer (31); Dec. 19, Jennifer Beals, Actress (48); Dec. 20, David Cook, Singer (29); Dec. 21, Ray Romano, Comic (54); Dec. 22, Ali Lohan, Model (18); Dec. 23, Eddie Vedder, Singer (47); Dec. 24, Stephanie Meyer, Author (38). Rethink a financial strategy, Pisces Poem echoes moms legacy of selfless devotion to others Horoscope Dear Abby Associated PressSALTLAKE CITY Apolygamous family made famous on a reality television show is asking a Utah federal judge not to block their challenge of the states bigamy law. Kody Brown and wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn filed a lawsuit in Salt Lake Citys U.S. District Court in July. The stars of the TLC show Sister Wives say the law is unconstitutional because it prohibits them from living together and criminalizes their private sexual relationships. Formerly of Lehi, the Browns moved to Nevada in January after police launched a bigamy investigation. No criminal charges have been filed. State attorneys say the judge should dismiss the lawsuit. They say the Browns are not likely to be prosecuted. Oral arguments in the case were set for Friday before U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups. Judge to consider challenge of Utah bigamy law filed by Sister Wives family

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C M Y K LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 18, 2011 olar-powered Christmas lights and designer pet clothes are flying off the shelves, but one of the hottest trends this holiday season cant be bought: measuring our collective bah-humbug. The abundant body of holiday-stress research reveals the obvious (finances are most likely to cause it at the holidays!) and the should-be obvious (scrooges will avoid perky sales folks). Most of us dont need surveys to tell us were stressed. And the results can make us feel worse if they offer no remedies, said Nancy Molitor, a Chicago-area psychologist and public education coordinator for the association. You need to step back, not panic, not get caught up in the gloom and doom, she said. People who do better in a downturn situation are the ones able to stay focused, calm and deal with the present. So heres to looking at the bright side.BYCAROLYN STARKS AND VIKKI ORTIZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE EXPERTS SAYYOU CANT DO IT ALL SO DONTWhen Patricia Allen, a paralegal from Chicago, was laid off a few years ago, she gave herself permission to avoid holiday stress. She turned down an invitation to attend a cookie exchange, made a pact with girlfriends not to exchange gifts and cut her Christmas card list in half. We think she was on to something. Heres a list of stresses some helpful experts give us permission to cross off our lists. HEALTH APPOINTMENTS:Sure, having the kids home from school seems like the perfect time to book all their shots and dental work. But unless theyre absolutely necessary, wait until after the holidays when life calms down, said Ann Van Damme and Teresa Frith, owners of AWorld Class Concierge Service Inc., in Chicagos North Side. OBSESSING ABOUT THE PERFECT GIFT:Alot of hot gifts are sold out this time of year. Dont fret just buy something similar, perhaps from the same manufacturer. The recipient will either love it or exchange it easily with the gift receipt, said Chris Sterling, director of concierges for Red Butler, a company that provides personal assistant services through monthly memberships. DRIVING DELIRIOUSLY:Whether its dinner, DVDs or dry cleaning, you can have what you need delivered to your home saving time and frustration. Also consider tagteaming pickups with friends or neighbors (you pick up their dry cleaning if they fetch kids after school), Van Damme and Frith said. MAKING SPECIALSHOPPING TRIPS:Its less stressful to shop by categories, like age group. Youll thank yourself for tackling all the toys in one outing and so forth, Sterling said. DONT NEGLECT YOURSELFNancy Creaney is cutting back on just about everything this year, but she still plans on getting a massage in a spa where nobody can get to me and I can think about whatever I want to think about and I dont have to talk if I dont want to. If I dont take care of myself, then the stress will be worse than what it is, said Creaney of Woodstock, Ill. Mental health experts say Creaney has the right attitude. Harvard Medical School offers these suggestions: FEELING UNBEARABLYTENSE?Try a massage, a hot bath, a brisk walk even a sprint up and down the stairs. Better yet, crank up your favorate tunes and dance around the house. FEELING PESSIMISTIC?Remind yourself of the value of optimism: a more joyful life and, quite possibly, better health. Rent funny movies and read amusing books. Make a list of reasons you have to feel grateful. BURNED OUT?Care for your body by eating healthy food and for your heart by seeking help from others. OVEREXTENDED?Clear the deck of at least one task. Hire a house cleaner, shop online or delegate jobs to others in the family. MERRIMENT STARTS WITH ACHUCKLEYou gotta laugh when you see someone about to crack from holiday stress. Seriously, you do, said Roni Golan, who leads Laughter Club meetings out of his art gallery in Rockford, Ill. Laughter releases endorphins, brings oxygen deep into your lungs and helps improve your immune system all of which keep your attitude positive and your stress level down, Golan said. Still not smiling? Try these suggestions from laughter professionals. BRING BACK YOUR SILLYGOOSE:To get club members chuckling, Golan asks them to strike an awkward pose. Moving in ways they usually dont gets people laughing. TAKE TIME OFF:Even people in the business of laughing struggle to stay upbeat this time of year. Thats why, for more than a decade, Zanies Comedy Clubs in Chicago have shut down for holiday week, said Bert Haas, executive vice president. I think it takes the pressure off the employees. HEAD TO THE COMEDYSECTION:In a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical College in Baltimore, subjects who watched the movie Kingpin were left with better-functioning blood vessels than those who watched Saving Private Ryan. FAKE IT TILLYOU MAKE IT:Interestingly, pretending to laugh has the same stress-relieving benefits as laughing for real, Golan said. And often, a laugh that starts off fake turns into the real thing. HAVE APRETEND TANTRUM:Stomp your feet, yell, shout and wave your arms. Haas said when people know youre having a melodramatic meltdown, they tend to laugh at you which makes you laugh as well. CAMILLE WEBER/MCT