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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-23-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, December 23-24, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 151 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 83 61Complete Forecast P AGE 14A Partly sunny and very warm F orecast Question: Do you decorate the outside of your home for Christmas? Next question: Have you stuck to any of the new years resolutions you made in January? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online I nside Obituaries Daniel G. Bennett Age 90, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 58% No 42% Total votes: 81 Business/Money9A Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Letters to Santa6B Lottery Numbers2A Religion10B Movie Review/Times13B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle13B Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #1 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 2 2 0 0 6 6 Students from Avon, Cracker Trail elementary schools let the big guy know what they want this year PAGE6 B North nabs winS irk leads North All-Stars t o FACAClassic blowout SPORTS, 1BGarbage changesC ounty to change days f or garbage pick-up PAGE2 ALights, camera, action!E asy strategies to help you m ake better home movies LIVING, PAGE1 4B B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING With the teachers union and the school board at an impasse int heir contract negotiations, Steve Picklesimer, president o f the Highlands County Educational Association and a chemistry teacher at Sebring High School, spent time with the News-Sunr ecently explaining why the union was having difficulty r eaching an agreement. Every year a school board must submit a proposedb udget for the coming year, Picklesimer said. E ach budget, he said, is broken down into line items, called functions, which show e xactly how much money has been allotted for every cost including teacher salaries and benefits. e all know that financ ially were in hard times, so I dont want to be unreasonable when I come to the table, Picklesimer said. The unions concern, he added, is that for years thed istrict has often missed t hose line item targets. In the 2010-2011 school year, Picklesimer said, wea sked for a better salary p ackage than we got. Their budget for salaries was $39.7 million. What they actuallys pent was $35 million and c hange. Theres a $4.7 million difference between then umber they budgeted and what they actually spent. Now, that was over budgeted in their salary package,s o where inside the budget d id that ($4.7 million k le itself? In , they were averaging being over $2 million under budget; they were Teachers have issue with budget numbers By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Rotary Club will hold its first ever Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off on Jan. 21 at the Highlands County Convention Center. Gates will open for vendors beginning at 8 a.m. The cook-off will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event was thought up by members of the rotary to work as a benefit as well as a fun event for members of the community. Registration coordinator, Missy Golden, explained the reason behind the cook-off. This is our first year and we were just looking for a way to get out and mingle with the community. What better way to do that than with chili? Everyone likes chili, Golden said. Entry into the cook-off is $75 per team. Vendor space will be available at $50 per first space and $25 for any additional booth space. e will have lots of other things going on that day also. We will have door raffles and prizes, kids games and activities, there will be local artists and craftsmen and vendors and plenty of food. The chili tasting and judging will start at 12, Golden said. The Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off will benefit the St. Judes Hospital Foundation as well as the Highlands County Rotary Club. Interested participants or vendor may contact Golden at 253-1360 or 386-4325 for registration or more information. Highlands Rotary to see whose chili is the best Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off on Jan. 21 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING Commissioner Ron Handley reported to the board on Tuesday that he was working on ideas that could trim extrac osts and time from the renovations of the Kenilworth building. Purchased in 2008 for $1.2 million, the shell of a building has turned out to be a $2 million-plus boondoggle from a public perspective, and has some commissioners looking into the diligence county staff applied before the building was purchased. e know that some mistakes, maybe some bad judgments were made, Commissioner Don Elwell said at the Dec. 13 meeting. e are all human, it happens, lets go ahead and address them and lets see what kind of corrective measures can be taken and lets move forward, Elwell said. At the very least, we will get a good understanding of this issue so that it will never happen again. Handleys goal is to try a nd use county labor to finish out the building and cut the cost for the renovations while keeping it from going through a lengthy bid process. Handley asked for clarification on the state statute surrounding the bid process, trying to maneuver taxpayer money through the legal jargon and still accomplish the goal of having a complete and useful building. Handley quoted state statue 255.041. It clearly states that you can prepare separate specifications for each of following branches of work. And its broken down exactly Commission seeking creative solutions for elections building Handley See TEACHERS, page 7A See COUNTY, page 5A B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Shoppers slowly filled the department stores in the Lakeshore Mall Thursday morning, most hunting for last minute deals and bargains. The final days of Christmas shopping brought out mostly females shoppers, giving the old stereotype men always wait to the very last minute to shop a little extra validity this year. Customers looked through racks of clothes, aisles of shoes, toys and electronics as they made their last few purchases for the holiday season. Patty Scott of Avon Park had a cart full of toys and pet supplies Thursday when she was spotted roaming the baby toy aisle in KMart. t this just the cutest thing? asked Scott as she held up singing doll. Im shopping for my daughter. She is 17; I just picked this up because it is so cute. I love this, Scott said. Scott had just about finished up all her Christmas shopping that morning but was hoping to find a lastminute special item for her daughter On the other side of Lakeshore Mall, Bealls manager Anthony Marley Last minute shoppers fill department stores Down to the wire News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Avon Park resident, Patty Scott, does some last minute Christmas shopping at Sebrings KMart Thursday morning. See SHOPPERS, page 7A PAGE2A

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C M Y K During a phone conversation with the parents of Maj.M egan McClung, I referred to the loss of their daughter i n Iraq as a tragedy. The fallen Marines mother, Dr. Re McClung, offered ap rompt, polite correction. Nothing about Megans l ife was tragic, Maj. McClungs mom, speaking from Coupeville, Wash., toldt he Unknown Soldiers. A tragedy does not occur when you have a compelling d esire to serve your country in the best possible way L ong before she fought for freedom, Megan declared her independence. When she was about 2 years old, I would try to layh er clothes out on the bed, Re said. She would take the outfit and say, No, mommy,I want to wear this instead. I knew she would go on to do something really important, Megans motherc oncluded. Whether it was learning to c limb up the stairs, successfully arguing for admittance to an all-male strength training class, or becoming the first woman to attend thep restigious Admiral Farragut Academy in Toms River, N.J., an unjust no was something Megan refused to accept. In the military, you often hear about command presence, said Dr. Mike McClung, who served as an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam. Megan had command presence as a young child. As a Marine, Megan impressed her peers by sticking up for them. Megan was an interesting little force because she had no qualms about speaking up to a senior officer if she thought something was wrong, her father said. McClungs military success was no accident. Her mom explained that Megans laser-like focus on three key areas mind, body, and spirit helped her daughter become remarkably wellrounded. Megan used to collect quotes, and shed write them on scraps of paper and stick them in a book, Re said. One of them says, To give anything but your best is to waste the gift. Megan gave her best as a marathon runner, gymnast and diver. She earned a masters degree in criminology from Boston University. And she was one of the most effective public affairs officers the Marine Corps had ever seen. She wanted to see firsthand what was going on (in Iraq), Megans mother explained. She wanted people to write about the individual stories of bravery Determined that political divisions at home should not overshadow the heroism she witnessed on the ground in Iraq, Megan brought a profound sense of purpose to her job. ithin a month of Megan b eing there, the whole attitude and feeling of the base h ad changed, her mom said. Megan was focusing on the good things. Spending almost all of 2006 in Iraqs then-volatileA l Anbar Province, McClung was tasked with helping journalists embed with units on the ground. She wanted to make sure t he writer got the story he or she was looking for, her dad said. In dealing with the press, Megan had a motto that rubbed off on fellow Marines: Be bold. Be brief. Be gone. Today, those six words are engraved on her headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Megan didnt just repeat her mantra. She lived it. On Dec. 6, 2006, Megan was helping escort Newsweek journalists through Ramadi when an improvised explosive device detonated beneath her vehicle. McClung, 34; Army Capt. Travis Patriquin, 32; and Spc. Vincent Pomante III, 22; were killed in the attack. For five years, Mike and Re McClung have approached Megans death with the same passion their daughter displayed in life. They support scholarships, marathons, and charities that embody Megans focus on mind, body, and spirit. They learn more about Megan the warrior from her fellow Marines. And when they have a bad day, Megans collection of quotes provides comfort. Do something youre passionate about, one quote reads. That saying is rarely lived to the fullest. Yet Megan spent 34 years doing the things she was passionate about, which included helping some of the Iraq wars most compelling examples of valor end up on our kitchen tables. After a revealing conversation with her parents, its clear that the story of the highest-ranking femaleM arine officer to be killed in Iraq is not tragic. The real t ragedy would be for us to forget Maj. Megan McClungs extraordinary life. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by otherC reators Syndicate writers and c artoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com Pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 Dec. 21 31024254952x:4Next jackpot $50 millionDec. 17 62140465152x:2 Dec. 14 13493338x:5 Dec. 21 1372029 Dec. 20 819263536 Dec. 19 3481828 Dec. 18 1416172436 Dec. 21 (n 7904 Dec. 21 (d 8200 Dec. 20 (n 2352 Dec. 20 (d 5089 Dec. 21(n 310 Dec. 21 (d 374 Dec. 20(n 934 Dec. 20 (d 284 Dec. 20 116334015 Dec. 16 42128449 Dec. 13 162729427 Dec. 9 3613343 Dec. 21 1013153154 PB: 18 PP: 5Next jackpot $125 millionDec. 17 1328495159 PB: 33 PP: 4 Dec. 14 224465256 PB: 19 PP: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Blood drive today in Lake PlacidL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Jaycees is h osting a blood drive on t he bus from 12-5 p.m. today at Highlands Independent Bank in Lake P lacid. All participants will receive two Fandango vouchers that can be redeemed for two free movie tickets! Your blood donations saves three lives in our community. Royal Care to cater Meals on WheelsAVON PARK Royal Care of Avon Park R ehabilitation and Nursing Center will begin catering the meals for Avon Park Meals on wheels beginning Jan. 2. All routes for Meals on Wheels of Avon Park will be delivered daily, Monday through Friday from the Royal Care l ocation at 1214 W. Stratford Road. I f you would like more i nformation on Meals on Wheels, please call 4431191 or 453-6674; or visit our website at www.mealsonwheelsap.org/.Next Whats Up Main Street? meeting Jan. 10A VON PARK The A von Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA District will host its next Whats Up Main Street? meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Eighteen East restaurant( 18 E. Main Street). A nyone who has an i nterest in Main Street Avon Park is invited to attend as this meeting that will feature an informal meeting and discussion with the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, LauraW ade. F or more information, contact Casey Wohl at Casey.Wohl@Yahoo.com or by phone at (863 6326. For more information about the Avon Park CRA, visit www.AvonParkCRA.com/. Humane Society Sale-a-thon Jan. 14SEBRING The H umane Society will hold its second annual Sale-athon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ag-Center on Jan. 14, 2012. T he Humane Society is asking the public for donations of furniture, jewelry, tools, collectibles/ antiques, pet products andg eneral household items. Clean wearable clothing will be accepted. For more information, please call Pat Hoffer at8 35-1491 or the Humane Society Shelter at 6551522.Good Dog course plannedSEBRING Highlands C ounty YMCA(located at 100 YMCALane, Sebring) will be offering a NewY ears dog obedience and behavioral modification c ourse, Good Dog. The course is being offered to all citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have to be a member oft he YMCAto partake. This is a six-week c ourse, which will begin at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. The class meetse ach Saturday for approximately one hour. The classe s are held under cover at the basketball courts to keep owner and dog cool a long with protecting us from possible summer showers. Good Dog is geared towards dogs of all agesa nd levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Upon completiono f this course, you will have learned how to comm unicate better with your dog and have fun doing it.M any techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. S ome of the exercises you will be instructed in include: sit, down, stand, stay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more.T opics to be addressed are geared towards each indiCO MMUNITYBR IEFS C ontinued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comHIGHLANDS COUNTY As the New Year approaches, county residentsn eed to look for changes in trash pickup when they make their resolutions. In a press release on Thursday, the CountysP ublic Information Officer Gloria Rybinski stated that s tarting on Jan. 2, residents in the unincorporated areas of the county, will have new trash pickup schedules. Trash pickup within the c ity limits of Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid will not be affected, Rybinski said. Rybinski stated that the n ew schedules will be implemented to service our comm unity more efficiently According to Rybinski, for all residents north of Hammock Road north of Lakeview Drive and all resi-d ents of Arbuckle Road, trash pickup will be on Monday and Thursday. Yard waste pickup will be on the first and thirdW ednesday of the month. For all residents south of H ammock Road, Lakeview Drive and all residents on Kenilworth Boulevard the new trash pickup days will be Tuesday and Friday. Y ard waste pickup will be the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Anyone seeking clarification or more information ise ncouraged to call Choice Environmental at 655-0005. County trash pickup changing in 2012 Triumph over tragedy Courtesy photo Maj. Megan McClung, 34, was the highest-ranking female M arine officer to be killed in action during the Iraq war, which ended just over five years after her death. B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING The Caddyshack Bar and Grill a t 3122 Golfview Road was a big topic during Tuesdays city councilm eeting, but it had nothing to do with whats on the menu. T he Caddyshacks Bobby Fulcher recently d iscovered that the eight Progress Energy lights surrounding the Caddyshack had been billed to the establishments ince the summer of 2006, and he asked the city council to pay the restaurant back for the bills. On December 12, 2006 Caddyshack took over the electric, which the streetl ights included, explained Fulcher in an em ail to city administrator Scott Noethlich. After a couple of street lights burned out, Fulcher contacted Progress Energya nd discovered that all eight of the lights had been being billed to Caddyshack and not to the city. Caddyshack had been paying for all eight lights that the city had installed, the e-mail stated. The Caddyshack has been paying $33.43 monthly for the past 59 months, Fulcher stated, for a grand total of $1479.72. After clarifying the exact number of months that the Caddyshack had been billed for the service (the e-mail stated 59, but the actual number of months was 51), Councilman Andrew Fells questioned Fulcher on the time frame as well as the late action taken to fix the problem. I wish this wouldve come to council 59 or 58 months ago when you realized you were paying for eight lights, Fells said. ell we didnt realize it until the lights were out and the city wouldnt fix them because they were under our account, said Fulcher. After several minutes of discussion, Fulcher told council that he feels the Caddyshack should be responsible for only two of the eight lights in the Caddyshack area. One is facing towards our parking there is another hanging out over the street. They arent over the parking the lot they are over the street, Billing issue over lighting resolved Caddyshack was paying for lights city installed See LIGHT, page 5A

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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Second hand smoke constitutes a danger to others, which means government is ful-f illing its duty in protecting the public. So far, so good. It is one thing to protect the innocent, however, and totally another to tell people how to live their lives. We refer to a newly added paragraph in t he anti-smoking ordinance: All (county applicants will be required to sign an affid avit stating that they have refrained from tobacco products for the 12 months preceding the application/hire. W hat? We will screen potential hires, making them promise they havent used a l egal substance for a year? Admittedly, it is a great idea to have programs to help people kick an addition, and nice that the nicotine patches are even free for five weeks to help in that effort. But addiction is a pernicious disease, and tobacco is one of the hardest to beat. R equiring applicants to claim they have not used tobacco in a year is about as useful a policy as Just Say No. Then there is the question of why policy makers think it is okay to poke governments nose into peoples private business. W hy, it is for the greater good, we are told. To lower the countys insurance rates, f or example. Right. How much did the insurance company s ay it would lower the premium each year if we required applicants to sign a piece of p aper stating they were tobacco free a year ago? Really? That much. Well, it is for a persons own good then. Maybe. But whats next? The Twinkie police to save us from over indulging in sugar? Fastf ood S.W.A.T. teams to keep us from clogg ing with cholesterol? Are we going to demand future county hires swear that they have flossed every day in order to get a break on dental insurance premiums? What about an affadavit stating that they eat all their vegetables every day to grow up big and strong? Mom always said that was a requirement. Is it really necessary to infringe on personal freedoms to oppress the village, so to speak, in order to save it? A nd where does government get the r ight to restrict employment based on a personal habit however self-destruct ive. Some of the most successful people h ave smoked cigarettes or chewed tobacco. While we agree people have to be prot ected from secondhand smoke and lawns from discarded cigarette butts, we strongly disagree that the government has the right to protect smokers and chewers from themselves. Anti-tobacco or anti-freedom? Despite the arguments that folks should have the freedom to chew tobacco when they are fishing, or the liberty to enjoy a smoke between their car and a government building, the countys tobacco-free policy is spot on. Francisco will be missedEditor: Please accept the following as a tribute to an upstanding Highlands County resident, Betty Francisco. All who knew her felt it a privilege to spend time with Betty. She has recently moved close to her family in Melbourne. Here is her story. Betty Francisco and her husband, Larry, moved to Highlands County from New York by way of West Palm Beach in 1988. Betty has generously given of her time and energy for the good of us all. Her successful beauty salon, Betty Francisco Hair Designs on Ridgewood for about five years, 1988 to 1993, got her going. Betty became president of the Sebring Downtown Merchant Association for two years and launched the Roaring s Celebrations on the Circle. For a few years, she did the actorsmake-up for Highlands Little Theatre, winning their Zenon Award for her contribution to the success of The King and I play. Most cherished perhaps is her part along with Kevin Roberts bringing our Safe House for abused women into being. Betty organized two auctions to raise money for Safe House to the tune of $27,000 from one auction. Since 1993 to this year, Betty kept up her career by working in home from a complete salon made for her customers in its own dedicated room and entrance. Shes been an active member of the Elks and also volunteered at Florida Hospital for five years. As members, she and Larry hosted a wine judging event for the Highlands Grape Growers Association in their home. Some of us have learned the art of stained glass making from Betty in classes she taught at the Highlands Art League and lots of us boarded buses to see plays and art museums around Florida, Betty at the helm. We salute you, Betty Francisco. MK Maggie Hall SebringWe should be concerned about the futureEditor: I think the people of the United States should be very concerned about the future of their country. It has been slipping slowly for the past couple decades. Our schools have been dumbed down, they no longer teach American History. This leaves our kids with no idea of why their country had become the greatest and most envied country of the world. Good penmanship is a thing of the past. Many of our children cannot write legibly, they do not think nor articulate well and more times than not speak in clichs, making it difficult to understand what they mean. The people have elected a man whom they didn't and still don't know much about. Since his election, we have found that his friends are usually radicals in their chosen fields of work. He is subtly creating class warfare always talking about the haves doing more for the have-nots he thing that worries me most about this man is that he wants and has talked about creating a civilian defense force outside of our military, under his direct control to be used inside our borders. This immediately brings to my mind Hitler and his Gestapo. Sadly, the media does not tell us about these things and most of our young people do not know about Hitler. In view of the above, I pray that this man, Obama, does not get a second term as president of our country. Richard Ford SebringAge of violenceEditor: My generation of TV viewers can remember the classic models of detective work in Mission Impossible, the ATeam TVprograms and the movies/TVseries of Sherlock Holmes in the 60s. These programs used superior human intellect and modern technology to solve crimes. Very little violence permeated them. Yet, todays TV/Hollywood movie industry has turned them into voracious, violent scenarios because that is what the public wants. The world has witnessed utter destruction in the past 10 years or so, much more than the horrors of World War II, a world to save the world for democracy. Agenuine war hero, Sec. of State Colin Powell, was manipulated into providing false evidence to instigate the war in Iraq and we witnessed Sec. of Defense Rumsfield gleefully washing his hands observing the Shock and Awe destruction of Baghdad and the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians. Powell himself opposed that war, as did President Bush I, but the damage was done. The violent destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan continues as President Obama tries to bring it to an end. Yet former V.P. Cheney is trying to rewrite history claiming Obama is following the Bush policies. What Obama is doing is cleaning up the horrific mess left by Bush II. History will show this past decade as an Age of Violence. The whole globe is swamped in violence, as is our own national culture. Free enterprise and capitalism have wrought terrific, positive improvement for mankind, but they have wrought destructive results, too. There must be a remedy for that; pandering to the lowest level of human nature must end. Gabriel Read Avon Park Surrounded by the protection of barbed wiref ences and cement barricades, the U nited States Forces Iraq flag was furled fort he last time during an unpretent ious ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq on December 15,2 011. It has been a long nine years. At the wars onset in 2003, t roops were promised the only way to return home w as through Baghdad. Nine years, two administrations, and multiple tours later, with mission finally accomplished, troops areh eaded home to celebrate Christmas. The holiday celebrations this year should extend to include honoring the many soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have sac-r ificed so much for the liberation of Iraq. Given the c urrent political climate, it is unrealistic to expect the ticker tape parades of daysgone-by that took place to commemorate wars end. F rankly speaking, the word victory is all but missing from the vocabularies of those in leadership who originally voteda gainst the surge leading to success in Iraq. Thankfully, sound wisdom prevailed. At this point in time, it seems it is safer for those who could not militarily strategize their way out of a paper bag to err to the side of caution. After all, the mission in Iraq is as accomplished as it can be considering the commander in chief had promises to keep with an antiwar constituency, thereby closing down operations prematurely and against the wishes of commanders with boots on the ground. At the moment, conditions look favorable for the people of Iraq, but enduring freedom in this country bordering the saber-rattling Islamic regime of Iran is a crap shoot at best. Albeit the existence of a free Middle East devoid an American presence there may be atop our presidents Christmas wish list, a wish it shall remain until history does its part to tell us the rest of the story. Unlike what seems to be happening in some Arab Spring countries, which m ay soon succumb to the weight of their own inepti-t ude, Americas presence in Iraq h as unequivocally contributed to the birth of a fledglingd emocracy in a region known for and surrounded by deep a nd widespread oppression. There is much in Iraq for A merica to be proud of despite the comments coming from isolationist naysayers like Republican presidential hopeful RonP aul, who has all but spit on the graves of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for a war he recently described as useless during the GOPPresidential Debate in Iowa. A s nonsensical as it may be, Paul is entitled to his o wn opinion, but it might be much wiser to heed the voice of common sense coming from those whose boots are soiled with Iraqid esert sands like U.S. General Lloyd Austin who recently said Americas sacrifice gave the Iraqi people anu nprecedented opportunity to live in a relatively peaceful environment. Similarly, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta acknowledged the cost was high in blood and treasure but those lives have not been lost in vain because they gave birth to an independent and sovereign Iraq. As many of us pause during this busy holiday season to reflect on the birth of freedom for mankind offered to us by way of a lowly Bethlehem manger, we should offer a prayer of thanks for the birth of a sovereign Iraq and the soldiers who gave her a chance. Susan Stamper Browns weekly column is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Susan at writestamper@gmail.com. Guest columns are the opinions of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Merry Christmas, welcome home and job well done Guest Column S usan Stamper Brown EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 5A LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 7 7 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 6 6 2 2 8 8 MARTIAL ARTS (pp main top only p/u 12/2/; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 0 0 4 4 1 1 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; #1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 1 1 9 9 7 7 vidual student; i.e., calm greetings, jumping, barking, biting and other problem solving techniques. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test will be avail-a ble for those wishing to obtain said certification at the end of the course. The instructor will be Monica with 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications.S he has titled dogs in AKC, Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs, Narcotics, Tracking and Evidence Indication, Personal Protection, Therapy Dogs and Registered Service Dogs. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 655-9080.Events at local lodges, posts and clubsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the following events: Sunday, Dec. 18 NFLpackage available on our big screens (call for time). Tuesday, Dec. 20 Karaoke from 5-8 p.m., call for details. Friday, Dec. 23 Music by Uptown Country from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 Music by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 31, is our New YearsEve dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Music by T.J. and the Cruisers from 8 p.m. tom idnight. Call for details. For times and details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374, will host the followinge vents: Today Music with Steve and Peggy from 6-10 p.m. Saturday Music with Larry Musgrave 6-10 p.m. Volunteer Christmas party (call for time On Saturday, Dec. 31, is our New YearsEve party. Sign up early, (call for details). For times and details, call 465-0131. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid, will host the following events: Sunday, Dec. 18 Karaoke with Naomi starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Drawings 3 and 4 p.m. Karaoke 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 Drawings 3 and 4 p.m. Entertainment 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 Eggnog party and Christmas caroling (details coming). On Saturday, Dec. 31, we will have a New YearsEve celebration (call for details). For more information, call 465-0975. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, will host the following events: S aturday Lodge will close at 5 p.m. New Years Eve Dinner/Dance on Dec. 31. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30. Music by Don & Allen with party favors and champagnet o bring in 2012. Open to members and guests. Any questions, call 465-2661. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 in Lake Placid, will host the following events: Saturday Horse races 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 31, is our New YearsEve dinner 7 p.m. Champagne at midnight. Cost $17 per person (call for time). For times and details, call 699-5444. SEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will host the following events: Today Mini-shuffleboard tournament at 1:15 p.m. For details, call 385-2966. SEBRING The Sebring Elks will host the following events: Today Christmas dinner (call for details). Music by Buddy Canova from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday Lodge will close at 5 p.m. For details, call 471-3557. Continued from page 2A DANIELBENNETT D aniel Gordon Bennett, age 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. Mr.B ennett was a general contractor and member of the F irst Baptist Church. He served in the United StatesC oast Guard during World War II and had been a lifelong resident of Avon Park, Fla. He is survived by his wife, V irginia Bennett of Avon Park, Fla.; daughter, Vaunda Bennett Simpson (John Florida Keys; sons, Jimmy Bennett (PalmiraF la., and Danny Bennett (SusanAvon Park, Fla.; sister, Mary Wise of Frostproof, Fla.; nine grandc hildren and 14 great-grandc hildren. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. (one hour prior to service) at the First Baptist Church. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with R ev. Jon Beck officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral H ome Avon Park, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS 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. C ourtesy photo T uesday, Alzheimers patients at the Kenilworth Care & Rehabilitation Center beat drums and stroked therapy dogs. S tudies have shown that drums and dogs are extremely effective in calming patients, and reducing the need for medicat ions. Drums and doggies help spread holiday cheer i nto what we want to do at t he Kenilworth. You have heating, you have electric and you have plumbing. T hose are broken down into three separate contracts which then you could put those separate contracts under the $300,000 thresho ld, Handley said. A ccording to Handley, by keeping the contracts under $300,000, the county is not required to go out for bid and c ould possibly use cheaper county employee labor to b ring the building up to code. County Attorney Ross Macbeth told the commission t hat he thought Handleys interpretation was not correct, but warranted further investigation. Unfortunately, that job is p artly mine to deliver bad news about statutory interpretation, Macbeth said. Macbeth read the statue and suggested Handleysi nterpretation only applied to state agencies, not county or m unicipalities. Board Chairman Jack R ichie suggested that Macbeth and Handley continue with a scheduled meeting o n Wednesday, but Handley insisted at first that the discussion happen in an open board meeting. ait a second. Its still m y turn. If its no, then its no, but I want all to hear it, Handley said. Basically, our hands are tied in many ways, but not ina ll ways. Hopefully, we can use your expertise to make s ome of these things more cost effective, Macbeth suggested. C ommissioner Greg Harris suggested selling the building to the Sheriffs Office, letting them do the renovations needed, and then buy the building back when it was f inished, but Handley and Macbeth agreed that was not a good avenue to take. Handley agreed to continue and meet with Macbeth and to bring the information back to the commission at al ater date. C ontinued from page 1A County trying to find ways to solve issues with elections building on Kenilworth Fulcher said. Councilman John Clark added that the lights are allb eneficial to the Caddyshack patrons and t hat the establishment should be responsible for five of the eight. F ells then made a recommendation that all eight l ights be in control of the City of Sebring. Fulcher had asked for reimburse-m ent in the form of the $1,479 be taken off the upcoming months rent, but c ouncil did not agree to the idea. Clark made a motion that Fulcher provide evidence (billsl ights being paid for by C addyshack for however many months and the city would credit for every month of the inequity. Thec ity will then split the b illing of the lights, four lights each for city and for Caddyshack. The motion was a pproved by all present members of the council. Continued from page 2A Light bill issue with restaurant settled B ETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP dential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday spurned chief rival NewtG ingrichs challenge for a one-on-one debate in the run up to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses but dismissed the notion suggested by thef ormer House speaker that he was afraid to participate in such a face-off. eve had many occasions to debate together andw ell have more, I presume quite a few more, before this is finished, Romney t old The Associated Press. But Im not going to narrow this down to a twoperson race while there are still a number of other can-d idates that are viable, important candidates in the race. I want to show respect to them. Romney also distanced h imself anew from the standoff in Washington between the GOP-controlled House and the Democratic-run WhiteH ouse over a two-month extension of a cut in payroll taxes. Romney says no to Gingrich debate

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C M Y K was busy straightening a isles and happily assisting customers. e will be having anothe r midnight madness sale again tonight. We gave away a Kindle last night, said Marley. Marley made sure that customers knew of all the specials and deals going onf or last-minute shoppers this holiday season. e want customers to know that we will be accepting all Bealls Bucks, the expired ones especially, up until Christmas Eve,M arley said. Afew aisles over, friends D ollene Fields and Tonya Richardson rummaged through a hoodie rack searching for sizes. Fields came over from W auchula to shop with her friend and get away from the holiday madness in her home for just a bit. s never done (shopp ing), said Richardson. Theres always stuff to get and just to get away and a break from the kids is always good. They are all pretty excited about Christmas. Both Fields and Richardson will likely have spent several hundred dollars each after the holiday shopping is all said and done. The duo both have four kids with their spouses and have to buy items for children of multiple ages. Im still shopping for my oldest one. Shes graduating this year. The older they get the more things they want and the more expensive the gifts get, said Fields. The friends both added two hoodies to their carts as they spoke of previous holiday seasons and shopping. I see more deals this year than I did last year in the stores. It doesnt seem like people are spending any less, said Fields. ea, said Richardson. Im spending about the same as I did last year Inside Belks, there were several people making pricey purchases at the fragrancec ounters at the front entrance of the department store. Im shopping for my wife, English said, sniffinga strip of a designer fragrance. English was one of the f ew men shopping Thursday morning in a sea of ladies. E nglish showed a hint of completion as if he was ready to wrap up all his shopping and spend the holiday with his family. B elks associate Colleen Marley assisted English with his purchase and gift wrapped the box with a smile. S everal other customers waited in line at the mens fragrance counter to smell different colognes for the special men in their lives. Shoppers filled up the parking lots slowly outside t he mall as the lunch hour a pproached. Nail and hair salon chairs were all full and gift wrappers were busy cutting and taping customers purchases. W ith only two more days until Christmas, shoppers are feeling the time crunch and working hard to have the task of searching for thatp erfect gift for loved ones wrapped up in time. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 7A WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 7 7 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 2 2 JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, business; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 3 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 12/9,23; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 7 7 6 6 m issing by that much. Picklesimer said the district didnt always overestimate. In 2008-09, the district u nderestimated salary and benefit costs, and had to take money from their fund balance which started the year at $5 million ande nded at $3 million. They really fell short, he said. In 2009-2010, however, t he district again over budgeted salaries and benefits by $1 million. Look at the numbers, said Picklesimer, they w ere off by quite a bit. Thats the numbers Im askinga bout this year. How many q uestions have they answered at the table? Not one. Their answer is alwayst he same: What we cant afford y oull never know. What were going tog ive you is what youve got. T hats it. Go away. Were at impasse. B ecause of this history, Picklesimer said he feels he cannot trust the dis-t ricts figures. Heres the 2011-2012 school year. Were only sup-p osed to get $73 million next year ( from the state), but now theyrep rojecting well get $75 million. So, they are actually predicting an increase. If were at the bottom of the curvea nd were starting to come back up, why are they being so cheap? They say they dont want to give a raise tot eachers because it may upset the voting public in Highlands County, but they raised our taxes, too, when they raised that levy, and the state of Florida raised our taxes by 3 percent for our retirement. Like everyone else, were having a hard time. Picklesimer said he wants to reach an agreement. Last year, the district had offered returning teachers a step up and a $500 raise in pay. This year, however, only a 1 percent bonus has been offered. This ranges from $540 to $340 per teacher, before taxes and deductions. I cant accept nothing as an offer, Picklesimer said. They didnt give mee nough to work with. The teachers, he added, had already indicated they would accept a one-time bonus of $1,000. H e said the impasse was particularly painful because the teachers have already helped lower costs. For example, giving up i ndividual planning periods has saved the district between $2 and $2.5 mil-l ion. I can show you a spread sheet they provided that shows that,P icklesimer said. They cut our allocation b y another 32-33 teachers, that right there is $1.4 million. Ther etirement change is $3 mill ion. So, when I add (those figures together) I get $4 million saved on theb acks of the teachers. P icklesimer added that since the 2007-2008s chool year the district has cut 1 43 teachers. In the same years the student popul ation dropped by 339 students. ake that 339 kids, he said, divide by 20a nd thats only 17 teachers. So why did we cut the (126 teacher difference? H e paused a moment, We cut 1 26 more teachers just so theyc ould save money in the budget, but where is that money going? When you start asking questions at thet able all you get is silence. What does all this mean if this is their offer and their CFO cant answer any questions how are wef aring on line items, are we above or below on health benefits, salaries etc.? In his statement to the press announcing the impasse, Deputy Superintendent Rodney Hollinger, speaking for the district, said the union had raised its salary request from 2.81 percent to 4.81 percent by the end of the negotiation. Picklesimer says that is true. I did it for a reason. Last year they over estimated salary and benefits by $3.5 million. How do I know theyre not doing it this year? We never get any answers, so thats why were at an impasse. Continued from page 1A Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Dollene Fields and Tonya Richardson dig for sizes Thursday morning during their last minute Christmas shopping. Shoppers search for lastminute Christmas deals I see more deals this year than I did last yearD OLLENE FIELDS shopper Teacherss union wants answers on budget questions How many q uestions h ave they a nswered at the table? Not one. Their answer i s always the s ame: What we cant afford youll never know. What were going to give you is what youve got. Thats it. Go away. Were at impasse.STEVE P ICKLESIMER teachersunion representative DELTONA(AP Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a mini-van as she walked across a busy central Florida intersection while talking on her cell phone. Volusia County Sheriffs spokesman Gary Davidson says the accident happened about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in Deltona. He says an offduty paramedic tried to revive 26-year-old Shinnique Comer, but she was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver was not injured. Pedestrian on cell phone killed by van M IAMI (AP Authorities conducting a six-week counterfeit sweep in three countries seized 327,000 phonyi tems including fake Hello Kitty clothing and cheap imitation Casio G-Shock sport watches that if legitimate carry suggestedr etail prices of more than $76 million, federal investigators said Thursday. Counterfeiting remains a significant problem that demands stronge nforcement efforts both here and abroad, said U .S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton. I CE and other agencies, as well as the Mexican a nd South Korean governments, targeted flea markets, seaports, land ports of entry, swap meets and retail stores between Nov.1 and Dec. 9 in 66 cities in the U.S., 55 cities in M exico and in Seoul, South Korea. Handbags, cell phones, toys, comput-e r software, DVDs and sports jerseys were among o ther items seized. Thirty-three people have been arrested on c harges of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Investigators said they hope the sweep dubbed Operation Holiday HoaxI I will help them identify organized crime groups behind the fake merchandise industry. $76M in bogus goods nabbed

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 9 9 Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. R ick Scott wants lawmakers to fix a pair of auto and property insurance issues that arec osting Floridians hundreds o f millions of dollars but have eluded resolution for more than a decade. The issue facing the largest number of Floridians is the rising cost of personal injury protection or PIPcoverage t hat licensed drivers must buy. In some neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area and South Florida the coveragec an add several hundred dollars annually to auto insurance premiums, a cost thatsa lmost entirely the result of rampant fraud. S cott, a conservative Republican, also expects lawm akers during their annual session that begins Jan. 10 to somehow reverse the runaway growth of the stateb acked Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which was c reated a decade ago as the insurer of last resort for home and business owners. However, Citizens has mushroomed into the biggest prop-e rty insurer in Florida with 1 .5 million policyholders and doesnt collect enough in premiums to guarantee that is could pay off if a catastrophic storm hit the state. W hile Scotts predecessors, as well as legislators, havet ried to resolve these issues in recent years, the problems r emain. e were just in an echo c hamber here making ourselves feel good by passing bills, said Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican slated to become that bodys next president. A nd the prospect of making gains on either insurance measure, much less both, is uncertain again as lawmakers concentrate on approvingn ew political boundaries before cranking up their reelection campaigns. I hope we can make progress on both, but its toos oon to tell, House Speaker Dean Cannon said in a presession interview. He points out that fixing the Citizens problem would likely result in higher premiums, at leasti n the short term, something legislators dont want to do a s the state suffers from a down economy and 10 percent unemployment rate. B oth PIPand Citizens began with the best intentions to make sure anyone injured in an auto accident would quickly get money to treat their injuries and to make sure that property own-e rs in areas especially susceptible to hurricanes could g et coverage. But both have turned into annual headaches for the Legislature, wherec ompeting interests have made resolution difficult. U nder PIP, which was adopted in 1972, a drivers own insurance company paysu p to $10,000 to cover medical bills and lost wages after an accident, no matter who is a t fault. But it has been fraught with fraud, with s chemers turning Florida into the No. 1 state for staged a ccidents. The Insurance Information I nstitute predicts that fraud could approach $1 billion in the state this year costs that are passed on to customers. Lawmakers havee ven heard testimony that organized crime is involved i n some areas of the state in the high-stakes swindles. Florida is one of only ad ozen states that require PIP insurance. These excessive costs are levied on those who can afford them the least, saids tate Rep. Jim Boyd, a Bradenton Republican and insurance agent who sits on t he House Banking and Insurance subcommittee. Its c osting our taxpayers and our citizens and our friends and n eighbors a lot of money every year. U .S. Sen. Bill Nelson tried to clamp down on PIPfraud as long ago as 15 years ago during the time he served as Florida treasurer and insur-a nce commissioner. s been so hard to fix the p roblem in Florida because of the influence of special interests, Nelson told TheA ssociated Press. Youve always had trial lawyers vers us the insurance companies, plus health-care providers trying to get at least some oft heir costs covered in car injuries. State Sen. Ellyn B ogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, apologized at a l egislative committee meeting earlier this year for not solving the problem in 2007 when a bill she shepherded while in the House inadvertently led to increased fraud-u lent activity as questionable claims involving staged accidents increased 58 percent between 2008 and 2009. The Insurance Research Groupa lso found that one-third of all no-fault claims closed in 2007 involved overbilling or excessive use of medical services.We messed up,B ogdanoff said. We need to fix it. She believes that keeping PIPin its existing form amounts to a legislative endorsement of fraud ands ome lawmakers would just like to kill it Rep. Mike H orner, R-Kissimmee, filed a bill to repeal the law effective July 1, 2014. Many peo-p le already have health and disability insurance that w ould cover their losses, although the first $10,000 would not be covered in a basic health policy in Florida since PIPwould pay it. S en. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, agrees with his colleague on m any concerns about PIP, but believes changes are needed to ensure that insurance com-p anies pay legitimate claims in a timely manner. Lets not go to the other extreme and act like every person involved in an autoa ccident is a potential crook, Negron said. Lawmakers thought they m ight have had a solution in 2006, but former Gov. Jeb B ush vetoed it. Bush believed any changes should include limits on the number of doctor visits permitted and on charges by doctors, hospitals and lawyers. L awmakers did allow for more than 11.3 million licensed drivers in Florida to have an option on buying PIP in the 2007 session, but afterj ust three months it was required again. The Citizens property insurance problem is just as complex. The state-backedi nsurer is supposed to be getting smaller, but instead has been adding customers at the rate of 30,000 a month. Scott wants Citizens shrunk because of fears thei nsurer would suffer massive losses if a big hurricane hits. U nlike private companies, Citizens has the power to place a surcharge on nearlye very insurance bill in the state if it cant cover such l osses. Although industry estimates vary somewhat, Citizens could pay roughly $20 billion, including $6.5 billion from the FloridaH urricane Catastrophe fund, before assessing policyholde rs. That would be a pittance if a Category 4 or 5 hurricane hit a major metropolitan area. T he company was created by the Legislature in 2002 to p rovide coverage for businesses and homeowners in high-risk areas and those whoc annot afford coverage in the private market. It was largely an offshoot of an underwriti ng association formed by the state in the aftermath of H urricane Andrew in August 1992. Gov. Scott pushing lawmakers on insurance MCTphoto Gov. Rick Scott is pressing lawmakers to fix a pair of insura nce issues.

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C M Y K By YURI KAGEYAMA A PBusiness WriterTOKYO Toyota is aiming for a comeback, targeting record global sales of 8.48 million vehicles in 2012 and an even bigger number in 2013, after being battered this year by the March disaster in Japan and flooding in Thailand. Toyota Motor Corp., Japans top automaker, relinquished its title as the worlds biggest in global vehicle sales for the first half of this year, sinking to No. 3 behind U.S. rival General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG of Germany. Toyotas global vehicle sales for this year totaled 7.9 million vehicles, including group companies, down 6 percent from the previous year, it said in a statement Thursday. General Motors Co. spokesman Jim Cain said it will release its full-year global sales totals in January. The Detroit-based automaker had been at the top for more than seven decades until Toyota took the crown in 2008. After the first three quarters, GM sold 6.788 million vehicles worldwide, according to its filings with the U.S. S ecurities and Exchange Commission. If fourth-quarter results are consistent with prior months, it will sell just more than 9 million vehicles in 2011. Last year, GM sold 8.39 million vehicles around the world. Volkswagen also has not released its 2011 tally but said earlier this month it delivered 7.51 million vehicles globally during the January-November period. Toyotas targets for 2012 and 2013 do not include group companies such as Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors, and so arent directly comparable with numbers from GM and Volkswagen. Toyota said its sales target for calendar 2012 is based on achieving 20 percent growth from its global sales this year and would be a record high for the company, underlining its turnaround ambitions. The automakers current sales record of 8.43 million vehicles was attained in 2007. It wont be a surprise to me if Toyota reaches a new record in global sales, said Mamoru Katou, auto analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research. B y DANIELWAGNER APBusiness WriterWASHINGTON The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to itsl owest level since April 2008, extending a downw ard trend that shows the job market strengthening. First-time applications for unemployment benefits fell 4,000 to a seasonallya djusted 364,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the third straight weekly drop. The four-week moving a verage, a less volatile gauge, fell for the 11th time in 13 weeks. At 380,250, its the lowest since June 2008. Applications generally must fall below 375,000 consistently before hiring is strong enough to reduce the unemployment rate. Unemployment applications are a measure of the pace of layoffs. Job cuts have fallen sharply since the recession, though many employers remain slow to start hiring. The declining number of applications suggests that the economy may finally be regaining strength, 2 1/2 years after the Great Recession ended. The nation added at least 100,000 jobs every monthf rom July through November, the first fivem onth streak since 2006. When you fire fewer people, hiring unquestionably follows, said Dan Greenhaus, chief globals trategist at BTIG LLC. If unemployment applications continue declining, Greenhaus said, the number of jobs created each monthw ill rise to 200,000 and the unemployment rate might fall as low as 8 percent before Novembers elections. In the past three months, employers have added an average of 143,000 net jobs a month. That compares with an average of 84,000 in the previous three months. More small businesses plan to hire than at any time in three years, a trade group said last week. Aseparate private-sector survey found more companies are planning to add workers than at any time since 2008. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 9A SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/16,18,23,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 0 0 1 1 3 3 P UBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 87470 liquor IO11124PP0; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 0 0 2 2 2 2 24/7; 11.25"; 2"; Black; #3 business; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 1 1 9 9 9 9 BUSINESS/MONEY By MARTIN CRUTSINGER A PEconomics WriterWASHINGTON The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the summer than previously thought because con-s umers spent less than the government had first estimated. But economists expect growth in the current OctoberDecember quarter to be stronger. The Commerce Department says the e conomy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the July-September quarter. That was the fastest growth this year, upf rom 1.3 percent in the April-June quarter. But it was down slightly from last months estimate that the economy wase xpanding at a 2 percent rate in the summer. T he government now estimates that consumer spending grew at a 1.7 percent annual rate last summer, instead of2 .3 percent. The updated estimate reflects data showing less spending on h ospitals. Economists think the economy is growing at an annual rate of more than 3 percent in the final three months of this year. That would be the fastest paces ince a 3.8 percent performance in the spring of 2010. A mong the positive factors are a brightening job market, strong holiday shopping, further gains in factory pro-d uction and cheaper gas prices, which leave consumers with more money to s pend on other items. Stronger growth would be needed to significantly drive down the unemployment rate. Unemployment did fall to 8.6p ercent last month after remaining around 9 percent for 2 1/2 years. The rate is now the lowest since March2 009, two months after President Barack Obama took office. Unemployment passed 9 percent thats pring and had stayed there or higher for all but two months since then. S till, Obama faces a re-election vote in less than a year and a presidential campaign that will turn on the economy.H e may face voters next fall with the highest unemployment of a sitting presi dent seeking election since World War II. Unemployment was 7.8 percent when Obama took office in January 2009. There are also threats that could derail the economys modest recovery.T he biggest is Europe, where the 17 nations that use the common euro curr ency are struggling to deal with debt problems and keep their currency union together. Many economists are alreadyw orried that Europe has entered another recession, which would be bad news for U .S. companies that export to that region. A nother source of uncertainty for 2012 is what Congress will end up doing about extending the Social Security payroll tax cut. The tax cut, which benefits 160 million Americans, is set to expireJ an. 1. Also expiring on Jan. 1 will be extended unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. If lawmakers dont renew the tax cut and the extended benefits, it could lowere conomic growth by as much a full percentage point in 2012. Mark Zandi, chief economist for M oodys Analytics, said that he is forecasting economic growth of 2.6 percent for 2012 if the tax cut and extended ben-e fits are renewed. But if those programs are allowed to lapse, Zandi predicted the e conomy will only manage to grow by 1.7 percent next year, a lackluster pace that would match what many analystse xpect for all of 2011. The third-quarter pickup in growth c ame even though incomes after taxes fell at a 1.9 percent rate in the JulySeptember period. It was the sharpest decline in two years, reflecting stillhigh unemployment and lower pay rais-e s. The governments last look at econ omic growth in the third quarter showed that the economy received a boost not only from a pickup in con-s umer spending but also from a surge in business investment on equipment and s oftware. Such investment grew at an annual rate of 16.2 percent. Economy grew more slowly in summer than thought Unemployment applications lowest since April T he government now estimates that consumer s pending grew at a 1.7% a nnual rate last summer, instead of 2.3% MCTphoto Deliveries of new Toyotas to dealerships has picked up since the companys low point earlier this year following theM arch 11 earthquake in Japan. Toyota aims to sell 8.48 million vehicles in 2012

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C M Y K SHANGHAI (AP Tentative reforms to North Koreas dilapidated economy that could help its people escape poverty and hunger are likely to languish as the anointed heir to the late leader Kim Jong Il consolidates his hold on power. The 11-day mourning period following Kims death Saturday underscores the regimes focus on uniting behind his young son and heir, Kim Jong Un. The leadership has inched erratically toward modest reforms as it touted buildinga great and prosperous nation as part of celebrations that had been planned for the April 2012 centenary of the birth of the Kim dynastys patriarch, Kim Il Sung, who ruled North Korea from its founding until his death in 1994. The governments attempts to build up the economy including efforts to lure more foreign investment have not been enough to overcome decades of economic mismanagement and outdated farming methods. North Koreas determination to keep developing its nuclear and missiles programs have also meant a loss of aid as well as strengthened sanctions. B y TAMMYWEBBER Associated PressCHICAGO As Americans watch yet another political drama play out onC apitol Hill this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits they have a question for Congress: Cant you all justg et along? For once? s like, Kids, kids, kids,said Brenda Bissett, a lawyer from Santa Clarita, Calif., as she waited for cof-f ee Wednesday at a Starbucks in downtown Los Angeles. Its just frustratingt hat theres no compromise ... I do it all the time. Around the country, people o f different backgrounds, incomes and political leani ngs say theyre angry and downright disgusted by the posturing in Washington aftert he House rejected a twomonth extension of the payr oll tax cut passed by the Senate, then both chambers adjourned for the holidays. If lawmakers dont act by Jan. 1, payroll taxes willj ump almost $20 a week, or $1,000 a year, for a worker e arning $50,000, and as much as $82 a week, or $4,272 a year, for a house-h old with two high-paid workers. Whats more, about 6 million people could lose unemployment benefits, and Medicare payments to doct ors would be slashed. s just another smack in our face for the working public. We just cant get ahead, said Mike Pryor, a construc-t ion worker from Aurora, Ill. It seems like everything that Congress is doing is always against us ... I mean, Im at a loss for words, and I justc ant understand it, why they have to keep arguing. O n Wednesday, President Barack Obama urged con-g ressional leaders to return to Washington to pass a shortterm payroll tax cut extension before New Years Day, then work later on a full-yearm easure. Leaders from both chambers say they want the other side to return, too, though t hey still disagree on whether it should be to negotiate a two-month extension or a one-year deal favored by House Republicans. M eanwhile, the public can only wait and wonder and s tew. At Augie & Rays, a popular eatery in East Hartford,C onn., the consensus among several diners Wednesday w as that the partisan bickering was eroding their already shaky faith in Congress. To s ome, that was just as frustrating as the idea that their paychecks could shrink. s us, the average Joe, thats getting caught in them iddle, said Ray Ramsey, a retired utility meter technician who works part-time fora medical-supply company. Fellow diner Richard L ongo, who owns a buildingmaintenance business, said h e worries about the effect of the taxes on himself and his3 0-plus employees. But he thinks theres a lot of blame to go around. I truly believe that if the sides were reversed, if weh ad a Republican president and a Democratic Congress, wed still be going through the same thing, he said. A payroll tax increase would come at a vulnerable time for some people who already have been affected by falling property values and,i n some cases, state tax increases. S ome expected to spend less on non-essential things, like dining out. And otherss aid they were willing to pay more if it means reducing the d eficit. But almost all agreed that the partisan acrimony and 11th-hour crises in W ashington are getting old. It seems they want to bring down everything to the last minute and then figure it out, said David Kaiser, ani nstitutional researcher at Miami Dade College in Florida, who said a tax increase wouldnt affect him significantly. K aiser wanted some way to send that message to them: T hats not what theyre hired for M ike Raney, a maintenance and repair worker from Chicago, said he blames the s talemate on misguided ideals among politicians of both parties. Id like to say they mean well, but were talking aboutp oliticians, Raney said as he a te a hamburger at a McDonalds in Chicagos Loop. Its very frustrating, especially for people who are just getting by. I mean, itsn ot like Im making millions of dollars, but its affecting other people a lot harder than its affecting me. The tax cut lowered the S ocial Security tax on incomes of up to $106,800 from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. Its meant a maximum savings of $2,136 for an indi-v idual. Without a deal, Americans would begin 2012 facing at ax increase just as an election year begins. And many say the bickering has more tod o with elections than economic ideals. The way I see it is that the Republicans want Obama to be a one-term president,s aid James Edwards, an Amtrak conductor from H amden, Conn., who was in Boston on Wednesday. They are taking their patriotism and throwing it away, and they are hurting the middlec lass. They want to make s ure that America is hurting while this president is sitting so they wont vote for him in 2012. Anaiah Spencer, a property m anager from Los Angeles, said the deadlock is damaging peoples faith in lawmakers. I have never seen a gove rnment this divisive, Spencer said. In the end, we both end up broke, and we wind up with an entire country of angry citizens whod ont know who to turn to. Greg Kirksey, a pastor in Little Rock, Ark., said a pay-r oll tax increase would be little more than an inconvenience for him, but others are talking about whether to buy dried beans or ground beef to g et their protein. But Im afraid because its a political year ... Im nott hinking anybodys really got the guts to make the hard d ecisions, he said. They just keep putting a Band-Aid on, putting a Band-Aid on, kicking the can down the road a little farther Page 10ANews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 4 4 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/23/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 2 2 0 0 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 2 2 0 0 5 5 BAILEY, BILL ******PP; 1.736"; 5"; Black; 12/23/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 MCTphoto Thousands of unemployed men and women from around the country make the trek to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Dec. 6 to urge lawmakers to extend emergency federal unemployment insurance benefits. BUSINESS/MONEY Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates NKorea economy to languish amid leader transition

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-09-125 LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF1 Plaintiff, v s. FABIO SUAREZ A/K/A FABIO ERNESTO SUAREZ, INGRI CATALINA HOYOS GALVAN A/K/A INGRI C. H. GALVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FABIO SUAREZ A/K/A FABIO ERNESTO SUAREZ; UNK NOWN SPOUSE OF INGRI CATALINA HOYOS GALVAN A/K/A INGRI C. H. GALVAN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR NATIONPOINT, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 5th day of January, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly R oom in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: A PORTION OF LOT 22 AND LOT 23, OF SEBRING SHORES DEVELOPMENT SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF LOT 22; RUN THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT (SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 944.58 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 54 SECONDS) FOR A DISTANCE OF 28.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 84 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 144.09 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT (SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1093.21 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1 DEGREE 28 MINUTES 03 SECONDS) FOR A DISTANCE OF 28 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT (SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1093.21 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 56 SECONDS) A DISTANCE OF 66.76 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 145.33 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT (SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 944.58 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 49 SECONDS) A DISTANCE OF 56.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 8th day of December, 2011. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk December 16, 23, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28 2011 CA 000187 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. FRANCINE M. BARRON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANCINE M. BARRON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY UNIT A 2526 HIDDEN CREEK CIR, SEBRING, FL 33872; UNKNOWN PERSON(S SUBJECT PROPERTY UNIT B 2526 HIDDEN CREEK CIR, SEBRING, FL 33872; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 1, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28 2011 CA 000187, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-1 is Plaintiff and FRANCINE M. BARRON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANCINE M. BARRON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY UNIT A 2526 HIDDEN CREEK CIR, SEBRING, FL 33872; UNKNOWN PERSON(S JECT PROPERTY UNIT B 2526 HIDDEN CREEK CIR, SEBRING, FL 33872; are defendants. I will sell 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, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 28th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 26A, HIDDEN CREEK VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.A 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 this 2nd day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 16, 23, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION F ile No. PC 11-469 D ivision Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF G EORGE R. DAVIS Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE R. DAVIS, deceased, whose date of death was May 11, 2010, is p ending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the C ourt, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal r epresentative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having c laims 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 A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS N OTICE 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 h aving claims or demands against decedent's estate must f ile their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL 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 T ER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 1 6, 2011. Personal Representative: Rodney A. Davis 4 7 Lake Damon Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: J ohn K. McClure Attorney for Rodney A. Davis Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive S ebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 F ax: (863 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net D ecember 16, 23, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-508 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MILTON B. WRIGHT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MILTON B. WRIGHT, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 23, 2011. Personal Representative: Gilbert P. Wright 1548 B Common El Paso, Texas 79936 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Gilbert P. Wright Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 December 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-485 IN RE: ESTATE OF JENNINGS SEGRAVES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JENNINGS SEGRAVES deceased, whose date of death was October 27, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6266, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 F LORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 16, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jennings Segraves, Jr. 205 E. Charles Street Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 December 16, 23, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-497 IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTY HUMPHREY a.k.a. BETTY LOU HUMPHREY a.k.a. BETTY L. HUMPHREY Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTY HUMPHREY a.k.a. BETTY LOU HUMPHREY a.k.a. BETTY L. HUMPHREY, deceased, whose date of death was July 16, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-1707, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 16, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert L. Norton 6494 Sanibel Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 December 16, 23, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: GC-11-000547 TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Plaintiff, vs. CLARA LUCK A/K/A CLARA D. LUCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARA LUCK A/K/A CLARA D. LUCK; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CLARA LUCK A/K/A CLARA D. LUCK 423 ARCHER ROAD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 OR 951 W. BELDEN AVENUE, 3R CHICAGO, IL 60614 OR 1147 6TH STREET, APT. 210 SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 OR 4740 N. CUMBERLAND AVENUE 298N CHICAGO, IL 60656 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARA LUCK A/K/A C LARA D. LUCK 423 ARCHER ROAD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 OR 951 W. BELDEN AVENUE, 3R CHICAGO, IL 60614 OR 1147 6TH STREET, APT. 210 SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 OR 4740 N. CUMBERLAND AVENUE 298N CHICAGO, IL 60656 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 21, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark A. Buckles, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 8th day of December, 2011. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 16, 23, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 11-000474-GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and U.S. CENTURY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. JOEY D. KOVATCH, individually, RHONDA G. KOVATCH, individually, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit Corporation, et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOEY D. KOVATCH YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to ``enforce a lien on or ``foreclose a mortgage on or ``quiet title to or `` partition and/or other type of action in connection with the following property in Highlands County, Florida: 6101 SHERMAN TERRACE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33876 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Ryan Tables, Esq., at Stolzenberg, Gelles & Flynn, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 1401 Brickell Avenue, Suite 825, Miami, Florida 33131, on or before January 17, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.Dated on December 9, 2011. As Clerk of Court of HIGHLANDS COUNTY By: /s/ Toni Kopp A s Deputy Clerk December 16, 23, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000704 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS SCHOTT A/K/A DOUGLAS J. SCHOTT SR., et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION To: Douglas Schott A/K/A Douglas J. Schott Sr.: 34 Dartmoor Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: Lot 6, Block 6, Highlands Park Estates Section D, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in plat book 4, page 86, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida, commonly known as: 34 Dartmoor Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jacob A. Thomas, c/o Johnson & Freedman, LLC, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 400 Northridge Road, Suite 1100 M/S 27, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350, within 30 days after the first publication date: 01/27/12, 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: December 5, 2011. Robert W. Germaine As Cleerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy December 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2011-CA-000744 BONY CTHOLDERS 2007-4 Plaintiff, vs. LUIS A. GALAN A/K/A LUIS ALBERTO GALAN, LORRAINE CALWAY A/K/A LORRAINE ELIZABETH CALWAY, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LORRAINE CALWAY A/K/ALORRAINE ELIZABETH CALWAY CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 556 LEAR AVE. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 7, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. c ommonly known as 556 LEAR AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul M. Messina, Jr. of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose add ress is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813 (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) 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. Dated: December 12, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.71 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 4.71, Participation of Home Education and Private School Students in E xtracurricular Activities at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Sect ion 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: A private school student is eligible to participate in an interscholastic or intrascholastic sport at a public high school, a public middle school or a six (6 twelve (12 dress at which the student resides provided the student meets all Florida Statutes, requirements and rules established by the School Board, and FHSAA bylaws. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey lass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.15 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 4.15, Adv anced Academics at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new m anual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed amendment is to update in accordance with a nnual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: All elemen-t ary schools will offer an Advanced Academic class in G rades 1 through 5. Priority placement will be given to students identified as gifted. All teachers will be Gifted E ndorsed or working toward endorsement by taking at least one class per year. All middle schools will offer Advanced Academic Classes in the four core content areas (Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Sci-e nce). Priority placement will be given to students identified as gifted. All teachers will participate in Advanced A cademic staff development activities at the district level, be gifted endorsed or working toward endorsement by taki ng at least one class per year. The specific legal authority i ncludes Sections 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1001.43, Flori da Statutes. The School District believes that the prop osed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed r ule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or s tate or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade a nd/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost t o the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated ann ual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office ( Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the h ours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 3.701 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 3.701, Visitor Identification Measure at a regular meeting of the B oard on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Purs uant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be r equested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superint endent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 d ays after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5 :45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify w hether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the prop osed amendment is as follows: The Superintendent shall d evelop guidelines to allow persons convicted of certain crimes as defined in Section 856.022, F.S., to visit a school campus or event under specific circumstances. T he individual must request approval prior to the activity. I f approved to be on campus or at a school event, the individual shall be under the supervision of a designated staff member at all times. The specific legal authority includes Section 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District b elieves that the proposed rule or amendment will have no e ffect on small business. The School District believes that t he proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and w ill not result in significant adverse effects on competition, e mployment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by l aw. The cost to the School District of promulgating the p roposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. T he estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobeyl ass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, F lorida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT N OTICE OF BOARD MEETINGS T he Board of Supervisors of the Spring Lake Improvement D istrict has established Board meeting dates for the remainder of the fiscal year 2012. The meetings will take place at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33876. The Board meetings will begin at 10:00 a .m. and are open to the Public. The dates are as follows: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 1 3, July 11, August 8, and September 12. E ACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION B Y THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDE RED AT THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY N EED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND E VIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. J oe DeCerbo District Manager December 21, 23, 2011 1050L egals DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011Page 13A 9000 TransportationCHRISTMAS PACKAGE. 4 Wheelers-2006 Kawasaki 750cc Brute Force. 2006 Suzuki 400cc Eiger. 2007 Suzuki 90cc, 2006 16' double axle trailer. Call for individual pricing or all for $7500 obo. 863-381-7917. 8400RecreationalVehiclesINFLATABLE BOAT/ 9 foot / Oars / 2 Pumps / Trailer / Trolling Motor / 2 Batteries. $450.00 382-6741 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationLIFT CHAIRLUXURY Power Recliner with 6 motion / massage / heat. Great condition! $500 863-414-4436 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, h ave 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. 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Call Linda 863-375-3377 2300Work Wanted 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. 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 2100H elp Wanted 2000 Employment SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.18 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 6.18, Contracts: Instructional and Administrative Personnel, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: A. Contracts with Instructional S taff 1. Each member of the instructional staff shall receive a contract in accordance with the provisions of law. The contracts shall be in accordance with the duly adopted salary schedules of the Board and shall be for a definite term of servi ce. A signed copy shall be retained in the District Administrative Office. 2. A probationary contract for one (1 tial employment in the District regardless of previous employment in the District, in another district or in another state. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 101.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie S cobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 8.60 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 8.60, Telec ommunication Plan and Electronic Communication, at a r egular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George D ouglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Seb ring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effect ive upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 ter publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. S uch hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, Februa ry 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend s uch a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents o ffice to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with require-m ents set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of t he proposed amendment is as follows: Sexting shall be prohibited. All acts of alleged sexting shall be reported to the appropriate legal authority. The specific legal authority i ncludes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. T he School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendm ent will not result in substantial increase in costs or p rices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or l ocal government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do n ot exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the S chool District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or a mendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office ( Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME STATUTE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the ``Fictitious Name Statute'', Chapter 865.09, Florida Statutes will register with the Division of Corporations, Department of State State of Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publication of this notice, the fictitious name to-wit: F F L L O O R R I I D D A A H H O O S S P P I I T T A A L L H H E E A A L L T T H H C C A A R R E E M M E E D D I I C C A A L L C C E E N N T T E E R R I I N N T T E E R R N N A A L L M M E E D D I I C C I I N N E E S S P P E E C C I I A A L L I I S S T T S S Under which the below named party/parties will engage in business at 6801 US Hwy 27 North, Suite B-2 Sebring, Florida 33870 That the party/parties interested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o s s p p i i t t a a l l H H e e a a r r t t l l a a n n d d M M e e d d i i c c a a l l C C e e n n t t e e r r d d / / b b / / a a o o f f A A d d v v e e n n t t i i s s t t H H e e a a l l t t h h S S y y s s t t e e m m / / S S u u n n b b e e l l t t , I I n n c c . Dated at Orlando, Orange County, Florida, December 20, 2011. December 23, 2011 1050L egals N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 7.10 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL P UBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 7.10, School B udget, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, F ebruary 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting R oom, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual s hall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 1 20.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy i n accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as f ollows: Fund balances shall be classified and reported in accordance with the Governmental Accounting Standards B oard (GASB p orting and Governmental Fund Type Definitions. The tentative budget, the adopted budget, and any amended b udget(s as required by law. The specific legal authority includes S ections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendm ent will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by c onsumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse e ffects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative a pproaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School Dist rict of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is e stimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendm ent is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Conn ie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.91 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 6.91, Salary Schedules, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, F ebruary 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting R oom, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy i n accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as f ollows: All salary schedules and their implementation shall comply with the requirements of Florida Statutes. T he specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 101.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no e ffect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and w ill not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulat ory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing t he proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey lass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, F lorida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.40 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 6.40, Assessment of Employees, at a regular meeting of the Board o n Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board M eeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy i n accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida l egislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as f ollows: Evaluation of instructional personnel and school a dministrators shall include indicators of student learning g rowth. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1 001.41, 101.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will h ave no effect on small business. The School District bel ieves that the proposed rule or amendment will not result i n substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects o n competition, employment, investment, productivity, inn ovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School Dist rict of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is e stimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of imp lementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendm ent is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8 :00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 23, 2011PUBLIC AUCTION: JANUARY 13, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1992 CHEVROLET/GEO 1Y1SK5462NZ031540 December 23, 2011 1050L egals N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.37 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL P UBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 6.37, Suspension and Dismissal, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The petition for suspension or dismissal of an employee shall notify the employee that in the event a written request for a hearing is not received by the Superintendent within fifteen (15 tice if the employee is under annual or professional service contract or thirty (30 individual under continuing contract, that the employee waives his/her right to a hearing. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 101.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.341 AND NOTICE OF POTENT IAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 5.341, Use o f Time Out, Seclusion and Physical Restraint for Students with Disabilities, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board M eeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida l egislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The Superintendent shall develop procedures for a plan reducing the use of restraint and seclusion. The s pecific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes t hat the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the p roposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial i ncrease in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will n ot result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or intern ational trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the p roposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing t he proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Sup erintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey lass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, F lorida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., M onday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox S uperintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.18 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 5.18, Chil-d ren of Military Families at a regular meeting of the Board o n Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new m anual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Sect ion 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida l egislation. A summary of the proposed new rule is as foll ows: The District shall recognize the provisions of the Int erstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children and shall address the educational transition issues faced by military families. Assistance to children to m ilitary families, as defined in the Compact, shall include b ut not be limited to: Enrollment; Educational records; Placement; Attendance; and Graduation. The Superintendent shall develop procedures to assist students who are children of military families and to remove barriers to edu-c ational success. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule or amendm ent will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will n ot result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, produc-t ivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative a pproaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is e stimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment c an be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Conn ie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 23, 2011 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON JANUARY 16, 2012, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN H OUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Juanita Jervier 109R on Lozier 130 Mary Cazarin 205 Randal Ennis 229 Karen Van Zant 319 Sarah Deweese 360 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. December 23, 30, 2011NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPOINT DISTRICT SUPERVISOR The Spring Lake Improvement District Board of Supervisors shall appoint an individual to fill the remaining three years of a recently vacated four year popularly elected po-s ition on the Board. Anyone interested in the vacancy m ust be a qualified elector within Spring Lake and submit a resume by mailing or delivering it to the District Office at 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Fl. 33876 by noon on T uesday, January 10, 2012. The Board will review the res umes at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesd ay, January 11th and select a new Supervisor. Please contact the District office if you have any questions or require additional information by calling 655-1715. J oe DeCerbo District Manager D ecember 21, 23 January 4, 2012 1050L egals Classified ads get fast results HAPPY HOLIDAY FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC., a disolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defend ant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 and on the 24th day of January, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, December 14, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Services. December 16, 23, 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-515 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN R. NEUMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN R. NEUMAN, deceased, whose date of death was October 24, 2011, and whose social security number is 375-30-9321, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF D EATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 23, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Jeanette Marie Bostrom-Eastham / s/ Nancy Dye Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 December 23, 30, 2011 1050LegalsHIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X4 AD # 00015059AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00014861 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00014515

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C M Y K B y CRYSTALMULLIKIN Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Red Devils regained their swagger and snapped a two-game losing streak with an 82-58 win over the Hardee Wildcats on Tuesday. The victory improved Avon Parks overall record to 7-2 for the season after the Devils dropped both games late last week at the T-Mac Tournament in Auburndale to Ridge Community and the host Bloodhounds. Tuesdays game had a peculiar start as Avon Park was apparently cited for a technical foul before players even got on the court. Hardee made the foul shot, got the ball back and scored another basket for a quick 3-0 lead. Avon Park would go on a five-point run to pull ahead 5-3. Hardees last lead of game would come at 6-5 as Avon Park would go on a 12-point run led by Tyrone Perry, Romeolla Roberts and Reggie Baker as each scored four points to give Avon Parka 17-6 lead. By the time the first period ended, the Wildcats had put up a respectable 19 points. But they were no match for the Red Devils as they scored at a blistering rate and ended the first period with 30 points and an 11-point advantage. Surprised that his team had scored that many points in the first period, Avon Park head coach Luther Clemons attributed the difference between their two losses and this game in the way they practiced. Flat practices, Clemons stated, we had flat practices and we lost two games. This time we had great practices and you can see the difference. Though the pace of the game remained at a fast tempo in the second period, the scoring rate of both teams dropped considerably. Hardee was never able to get any closer than nine points, even though the Red Devils only scored 13 in the second period. Avon Park was able to hold Hardee to only 10 and would go into the half with a 43-29 lead. The velocity of the game continued into the second half, as Hardee would continue to put up respectable numbers, but they never got any closer than 12 points. Hardees 15 points for the third quarter was no match against Avon Park as the Red Devils added 21 points to their halftime total. The game went into the fourth period with Avon Park holding a 20 point, 64-44 lead. Hardee was able to score 10 points in the first two minutes of the fourth period, but they could not close the gap SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, December 23, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Romeollo Roberts goes up for two of his 13 points in Avon Parks 82-58 rout of Hardee Tuesday. Avon Park hammers Hardee Avon Park82Hardee58 See DEVILS, Page 4B By KYLE HIGHTOWER A ssociated PressORLANDO The countdown to the NBAregular season is now in its final stages for the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. Though its clear after their final preseason matchup Wednesday night that both teams could use a few extra days to prepare for their Christmas Day openers. The Magic showed some late-game toughness to secure a 104-100 victory on Wednesday night, but needed a furious comeback to erase a 14-point halftime deficit. The Heat played well early before slowing in a forgettable second half. I dont think it was that we didnt show life (early we didnt make shots, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. ...I thought we had good life in the second half. Glen Davis, who had 13 points in the third quarter to ignite the comeback, finished with 18 points, and Dwight Howard and Jason Richardson each added 15 for the Magic. It felt good, Davis said. This is my new home, to come here and kind of show everybody what I can do because theres a question mark. Orlando also got a late lift from its reserves to secure the win, including strong fourth-quarter efforts by veteran Larry Hughes and rookie Justin Harper. LeBron James had 27 points and Dwyane Wade added 21 for the Heat. Reserve Norris Cole chipped in 11 points. Both teams open the regMagic slip by Heat in preseason finale See MAGIC, Page 4B I thought we had good life in the second half. STANVAN GUNDY Orlando head coach News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE A bove: North MVP and D uke signee Thomas Sirk, of Baker County, makes a move on this quarterback keep on his way to a 33yard gain Wednesday night in the Norths 47-21 win at the 57th Annual FACA F ootball All-Star Classic at Firemens Field. Right: Sebrings Anthony Powell gives ground to Class 7As tate runner up Jacksonville First Coasts wide receiver Brandon Brooks in Wednesdays FACA FootballA ll-Star Classic. Brooks is a Troy signess, though Powell would snare an interception in the contest. B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The state playoffs over, the championship games settled, it was time for one more showcase of the cream of Floridas prep football crop at the 57th Annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association FootballA ll-Star Classic Wednesday n ight at the Firemens Field complex in Sebring. And it was the North squad, led by MVPThomas Sirk of Baker County, that would roll to a 47-21 win that really wasnt even that close. After a pair of three-ando uts to start the festivities, Ocala-Forests Mark Herndon lit the spark on a 43yard punt return to the Souths 5yard line, setting up Tion Greens scamper on the next play for a 7-0 lead at the 10:28 mark. D wayne Carter II of Navarre would score for the North again, exactly four minutes later on a 13-yardb urst, but the South would cut the lead in half on an 18p lay drive that bridged into the second quarter, culminati ng in a Billy Pavlock (Palm Harbor University), foury ard toss to Class 7Astate champion BradentonManatees Leon Allen. The South had a chance to cut into the lead a bit more, but Manatees Nick Tankersley, while on target with his 54-yard field goal attempt, left it just short. The North, however, would then add two more touchdowns before the half, one a 12-yard, corner floater from Sirk to Brandon Brooks of Jacksonville First Coast and then a Sirk to Al Legree,o f Fort White, connection from 21-yards out for a 27-7 lead at the half. It seemed a shift in m omentum might take hold to start the second half when t he South went on another extended drive, marching it t o the Norths 20. But a Ladarion Young (Pensacola Catholic ception turned the tide and it was within two plays that North Florida Christians Matt Dobson kept it on a quarterback keeper and bolted 69 yards for a 33-7 lead. It moved to 40-7 on a Herndon 20-yard run at the 5:42 mark of the third beforeS ebrings Anthony Powell picked off a Sirk pass and got the ball back for the South. Five plays later, Pavlock s crambled out of a potential sack and found Cape Corals T yreece Jiles for a 46-yard s core to cut it to 40-14. But the North all but sealed it on another Herndon run, this from five yards out early in the fourth. North rolls in FACA Classic News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE AJ Legree of Fort White hauls in this Matt Dobson pass for a 42-yard gain, after getting past South Fort Myers Nate D ortch, in the Norths 47-21 win over the South in Wednesdays FACA All-Star Classic. North47S outh21 See FACA, Page 4B Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. Earlier this season, the Patriots ranked among the NFLs leaders in rushing defense. They hadnt allowed an opposing running back to surpass 100 yards in 21 straight games dating to last year. The last two weeks, the other team has run all over them. New England is now ranked 19th in the league against the run, allowing 117.6 yards per game. Next up are the Miami Dolphins and Reggie Bush, who has rushed for a careerhigh 973 yards this season, including 203 and a 76-yard touchdown run against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Washington rookie Roy Helu exposed the Patriots two weeks ago by gashing the defense for 126 of the Redskins170-yard rushing total. Then came Denvers topranked running game. Tim Tebow and the Broncos amassed 167 yards rushing in the first quarter alone en route to 252 yards. The Patriots are now even more vulnerable against the run after leading pass rusher Andre Carter was lost to a season-ending leg injury last week. Bush brings three straight 100-yard games to New England (11-3) on Saturday Patriots run defense struggling with Bush up next MCTphoto Having a career year, Reggie Bush is not what the doctor orderd for New Englands run defense. See PHINS, Page 4B

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Lake Placid Senior SoftballLAKE PLACID If you are 50 and over and want some exercise in a fun atmosphere, come to the Lake JuneB allfield on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. L ake Placid Senior Softball is currently practicing for the 2012 season which b egins in January. B ring your glove and enjoy the comradery.L ast Day 5KSEBRING The Highlands County Y MCAis hosting a Last Day 5k Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9 a.m. Enter before Monday, Dec. 26 to guarantee a duffle bag. A ny questions call 382-9622. 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. e ach Wednesday in December and will conclude with the championship game played on Dec. 28. Everyone is guaranteed two games. All games are free. There is a $5 entry fee. All fees go to prize money for first, second and third place winners. Limited entries are being accepted. First place wins cash, pitcher of beer (or soda, while second and third wins cash. Sign up with Duffers General Manager Ross Vickers by the Monday, Dec. 5 deadline. Atournament ladder with times will be posted at Duffers on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Ano-show is a forfeit. Pocket billiard rules apply. Duffers is located at 2451 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park. For more details, call 452-6339.Ultimate FrisbeeSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAwill be hosting an eight-week Ultimate Frisbee season beginning Saturday, Jan. 14. Games will be held each Saturday at 9 a.m. at the YMCASoccer Fields, with 5to 10-player teams, made up of males and/or females ages 13 and up. The focus of the season will be on positive competition, character development and having fun. Entry fee is $100 per team, with registration ending on Wednesday, Jan. 11 all skill levels are welcome. For any questions and more information, contact the YMCAat 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampAVONPARK The Lady Panther Volleyball program will be holding a f our-day camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 24, 26, 31 and Feb. 2 at the Panther Gym for players from grades 5-8. Cost is $60 and the camp runs each evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact SFCC Volleyball head coach Kim Crawford at 784-7037 or Kimberly.Crawford@southflorida.edu .SFCC Alumni GameAVONPARK South Florida Panther baseball will celebrate itspast with itA lumni Game Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Panther Field. The game will feature former Panther players making up the alumni team, s quaring off with the 2012 SFCC squad at 1 p.m.. F ollowing the game, the teams will host a BBQ dinner at 5 p.m. in the Panther Gym. All former players, coaches and families are invited.Hammock Half MarathonSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk are set for Highlands Hammock State Park at 8 a.m on Saturday, Jan.28, 2012. The half marathon (13.1 milesill feature overall male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, deluxe tee-shirts and plenty of refreshments. There is also a team competition in the half marathon with runners forming teams of two, three or four individuals to cover the 13.1-mile distance. The 5K Run/Walk will feature custom medals to all participants. Entry fee for the half marathon is $35 through January 20 and $45 after January 21 and on race day. Only pre-registered are guaranteed shirt size, so sign up early. Entry fee for the 5K is $17 prior to January 20 and $22 after. You may receive an email application form by contacting Chet Brojek via email cbrojek@comcast.net or by phone at 3854736. Mail entries to Highlands Hammock Half, C/O Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit Highlands Hammock State Park. Come join the challenge of running trails in our beautiful state park.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Country Club of Sebring. Format is a four-man scramble with handicap flights. Entry fee is $65 per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Please submit entries by Monday, March 26, 2012. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England1130.786437297 N.Y. 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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. Sundays Game Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NE5303514593 3511 Schaub, HOU2921782479156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT4733013856 2114 Rivers, SD5033194015 2317 Moore, MIA2831722081126 Tebow, DEN2201071484112 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB473 3224360406 Brees, NO58341747803711 Romo, DAL483317 3895299 Stafford, DET56835641453314 Manning, NYG5293264362 2515 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jnes-Drew, JX29413344.57 Rice, BAL24410864.510 Foster, HOU25510664.29 Mathews, SD21110334.96 McGahee, DEN2069904.84 Bush, MIA1949735.06 Benson, CIN2449593.96 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD McCoy, PHI26012744.917 Turner, ATL27311294.19 Gore, SF23410544.56 Lynch, SEA24510114.111 Forte, CHI2039974.93 Wells, ARI2319944.310 Jackson, STL2209664.45 AFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvg TD Welker, NE104138013.39 Gronkowski, NE75114115.215 Rice, BAL716489.12 Marshall, MIA70102114.65 Bowe, KC6998614.34 2 tied at 68 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgTD Graham, NO87117113.59 White, ATL85110012.98 Johnson, DET81133516.514 Sproles, NO796598.35 Gonzalez, ATL7482611.27 Cruz, NYG73119416.47 Smith, CAR72129918.06 Harvin, MIN7278710.95 H. Nicks, NYG70109615.76 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts Gronkowski, NE161150096 Rice, BAL12102007 2 Foster, HOU1192006 6 Jones-Drew, JX1073006 0 Decker, DEN908105 4 Green-Ellis, NE990005 4 Tolbert, SD972005 4 Welker, NE909005 4 6 tied with 48 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts McCoy, PHI2017300120 Johnson, DET140140084 Newton, CAR13130007 8 Lynch, SEA12111007 2 Peterson, MIN12111007 2 Nelson, GB100100060 Wells, ARI10100006 0 5 tied with 54EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia21844611695 N.Y. Rangers1984429168 Pittsburgh191144211090 New Jersey18141379196 N.Y. Islanders11146287299 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston22914511163 Toronto1613436102108 Ottawa1614436106117 Buffalo16143359098 Montreal13157338897 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida18106429186 Washington17141359597 Winnipeg151353591100 Tampa Bay141723089114 Carolina101962689120WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago229448118102 Detroit211114310975 St. Louis19104428472 Nashville17124388688 Columbus92042280111 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota20105458578 Vancouver211124411482 Colorado171713594104 Calgary15154348495 Edmonton14163318990 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose18103399376 Dallas19131398693 Phoenix18133399089 Los Angeles15144347281 Anaheim91952378110 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Islanders 3, Winnipeg 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, New Jersey 1 Washington 4, Nashville 1 Pittsburgh 3, Chicago 2 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 1 Phoenix 2, Florida 1 Calgary 2, Minnesota 1 Wednesdays Games Phoenix 4, Carolina 3 Chicago 5, Montreal 1 Philadelphia 4, Dallas 1 Colorado 3, St. Louis 2 Vancouver 4, Detroit 2 San Jose 7, Tampa Bay 2 Thursdays Games Buffalo at Toronto, late N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, late Florida at Ottawa, late Columbus at Nashville, late Montreal at Winnipeg, late Detroit at Calgary, late Minnesota at Edmonton, late Anaheim at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Giroux PHI172643 H.Sedin VAN93140 Kessel TOR192039 Malkin PIT152439 D. Sedin VAN132639 Hossa CHI152338 Stamkos TB201737 Toews CHI201737 Spezz OTT122537 Sharp CHI181836 Lupul TOR152136 4 tied with 35 pts.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with INF Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with LHP Jose Mijares on a oneyear contract. TEXAS RANGERSAcquired C Luis Martinez from San Diego for RHP Ryan Kelly. National League ATLANTA BRAVESNamed Lee Elia special assistant to player development, Rick Slate minor league strength and conditioning coordinator, Aaron Holbert manager of Mississippi (SL Ingle manager of Rome (SAL Jonathan Schuerholz manager of Danville (Appalachian Wheeler manager of the Braves (GCL MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with LHP Juan Perez and INF Cesar Izturis on minor league contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAgreed to terms with INF Hector Luna and OF Luis Montanez on minor league contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with INF Anderson Hernandez on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSClaimed 3B Carlos Rivero off waivers from Philadelphia.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLSAgreed to terms with G Derrick Rose to a five-year contract extension. DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned F-C Sean Williams. DETROIT PISTONSWaived C Jake Voskuhl, G Brian Hamilton and G Walker Russell Jr. HOUSTON ROCKETSSigned F Jeff Adrien. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSWaived G Antonio Anderson, F-C Dwayne Jones, C Mike Tisdale and G Xavier Silas. NEW JERSEY NETSRe-signed F Kris Humphries to a one-year contract. NEW YORK KNICKSClaimed F Steve Novak off waivers from San Antonio. SACRAMENTO KINGSWaived F Lawrence Hill and G Adrian Oliver. WASHINGTON WIZARDSWaived G Mike Wilks and F Larry Owens.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSt. Louis WR Austin Pettis has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. ARIZONA CARDINALSPlaced LB Joey Porter on injured reserve. Signed LB Brandon Williams from the practice squad. Re-signed RB William Powell to the practice squad. BALTIMORE RAVENSSigned K Shayne Graham. Placed LB Chavis Williams on injured reserve. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned S Vincent Fuller.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANESRecalled F Riley Nash from Charlotte (AHL Placed F Jeff Skinner on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 7. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSRecalled F Brandon Pirri from Rockford (AHL Placed F Daniel Carcillo on injured reserve. FLORIDA PANTHERSRecalled RW Evgenii Dadonov and RW Michal Repik from San Antonio (AHL MONTREAL CANADIENSSigned F Michael Bournival to a three-year contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERSRecalled F Micheal Haley and G Anders Nilsson from Bridgeport (AHL Rolston on injured reserve. PHOENIX COYOTESRecalled G Justin Pogge from Portland (AHLCOLLEGEHAWAIINamed Norm Chow football coach. LOUISIANA TECHAgreed to terms with football coach Sonny Dykes on a contract extension through the 2017 season. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY,Jan.3: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.5: Boys Soccer vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,7:30 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,TBA THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,TBA N N F F L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Miami at New England . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 4 4 p p . m m . S an Diego at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 4 4 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X N N H H L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Colorado.. . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . American Century Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . RE/MAX Long Drive Championship . . . . E E S S P P N N 4 4 p p . m m . ADT Skills Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . American Century Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Hawaii Bowl, Nevada vs. South. Miss. . . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Western Kentucky at Louisville . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Baylor vs. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Diamond Head Classic, Semifinal . . . . . 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C M Y K Golf HammockThe Ladies Association played an Even Holes 1/2 handicap event on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Taking First Flight with a 40 was F lorence Towell with a 40, while there was a tie for second with dueling 41s for Ruth Kirk and Shirley Enochs. In the Second Flight, Joyce Stanleys 38 held up for the win, with EleanorS hort next with a 39 and Carol Troup in third with a 42. Last Monday, Dec. 19, the Mezza Group played Individual Golf at Golf Hammock Country Club using Pro-AmP oints. Mike Lajness was in first place with plus 1 in A group and Les Campbell in second place with minus. I n B group, first place was Fred Latshaw with plus 6 and Kendalll Griffin in second place with minus 5. Doug Haire scored plus 7 to finish in first place in C group while Curt M atterson was in second place with minus 1 and Pat Dell was even for third place. Tony Frances made plus 2 in D group to take first place and David Mulligan was at plus 1 for secondp lace. E group first place was Dick Botelho had a plus 3 and Bob Hughes in second place with plus 1. Roger Poulin scored plus 4 for first place, second place was Janet Regan with plus 1 and Gerry Geouque in third place at even. Bob Morrisin was in first place in G group with plus 1 and in second place Bob Colandrea was at even and a tie in third place at minus 2 between Jim Reed and Greg Brewer. Don Mietz took first place in H group with plus 2 and Pete Mezza in second place with plus 1. Tom Nelligan scored plus 8 to take the lead in I group and Trudy Perkins was plus 1 for second place. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Dec. 15. Winning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Margaret Schultz, Ott and Maxine Wegner with 50. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Ken Rowen, Don Boulton, Pete and Mary McNamee; Joe and Joyce Swartz, Bob and Elaine Orr with 51 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Betty Billau, 8-feet-4-inches; and No. 8, Virginia Simmons, 9-feet-9-inches. (Men The Mens League played a game on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Orville Huffman, Butch Hall, John Simmons, Fred Neer and Norm Grubbs; Ron West, Mario Cappelletti, John Ruffo, Ott Wegner and Cal Billingsley with 39 each. Third place, John Byron, Irvin Smink, Larry Clay, Ron Vanmeter and Bill Brouhle with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Norm Grubbs, 12-feet-9-inches; No. 4, Norm Grubbs, 7-feet-10-inches; and No. 8, Larry Clay, 11-feet-9-inches. The Ladies League played a game on Monday, Dec. 12. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Virginia Simmons, Elaine Orr, Betty Billau and Jan Mann; Annie Hall, Mary McNamee, Verna Knishka and Charlene Schofield with 37 each. Third place, Joanne McGill, Margaret Schultz, Sylvia West and Doris Weeks with 38. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Jan Mann, 8-feet-6-inches; No. 4, V irginia Simmons, 22feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Virginia Simmons, 5-feet-6-inches.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Bob Watkins, Bob Luttrell, Ed Truax and Earl Plemmons teamed up to total +19 for the team win, while there was a two-way tie for second. The team of Nic Stafferi, Rex Waymire, Ron Taylor and Chick Regan came in with+ 12, as did the foursome of David Reasoner, Ron Terell, G len Woodword and Jerry Linsley. Individually, Don Billy won A Division with +6, one ahead of the +5 scored by Jim Underwood. In B Division, Ray Smiths +9 took top honors with Greg Mitchell in seco nd with +6. Ron Taylor hit double figures with +11 to win C Division with Woodwarda nd Bob Wimmers tying for second at +5. And in D Division, Roger Dowe and Plemmons tied for first with dueling +10s.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association had a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Ball Back tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Darrell Gardner, Bill Lockwood, Henry Shaw and Larry Kress shot a -24 for the win, with John Goble, Bruce Miseno and Jim Hays second with a -23. Ken Burnette, Roger Thompson, Bud Snyder and Howard Tricknor were third at -18. Tom Lacy got closest to the pin on the day, getting to 3-feet from No. 2. The Womens Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Ball Back event on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Taking first with a -16 was the team of Alice Bitzer, Joanne Shaw, Andrea Burdick and Geri Bramos. Finishing second at -15 were Barb Lockwood, Carol Olsen, Marnie Rosettis and Barb Moriarity while Von Lacy, Linda Archambault, Pat Haas and Karen Wallin were third at -14. Closest to the pin was Olsen, getting t o 19-feet, 6-inches from No. 2 and Lockwood had a chip-in at No. 10. The Christmas scramble was played on Thursday, Dec. 15, with 81 players. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Roger Thompson, David Nixon and Karen Wallin; Keith Buntin, Jim Rozmarynowski and J.P. Plunkett with minus-20 each. Third place, John Goble, Henry Shaw, Geri Bramos and Cathy Raciti with minus-19. Closest to the pin: (Men Gene Ransom, 14-feet-5-inches; (Women), No. 11, Alice Bitzer, 2-feet. The Mens Association played a 3-21-Best Balls event on Wednesday, Dec.14. Winning first place was the team of Bob McMillian, Bill Lockwood, Dick McArdle and Larry Kress with minus26. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Ken Burnette, Darrell Horney, Ed Bartusch and David Raciti; John Goble, Gene Ransom, Bud Snyder and Howard Ticknor with minus-20 each. Closest to the pin: No. 11, Bob McMillian, 32-feet-11-inches. The Ladies Association played a Womens Association Christmas Scramble on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Winning first place was the team of Rose Hunter, Lou Suthard, Gloria Ziegler and Geri Bramos with minus16; second place, Sue Mackey, Karen Wallin, Andrea Burdick and Jeanne Ransom with minus-15; Von Lacy, Joanne Shaw, Joan Sniffen and Barb Moriarity with minus-14. Closest to the pin: No. 11, Carol Olsen, 10-feet-8-inches.River GreensThe Mens Association played a M ens Day event on Saturday, Dec. 17. Winning first place was the team of Len Westdale, Cecil Lemons, J.R. M essier and Butch Smith with minus3 7; and second place, Glenn Nelson, Peter Bridge, Don McDonald and Ken B runswick with minus-36. Tying for t hird/fourth places were Jim Anderson, D ick Garceau, Al Farrell and Gil Heier; B ill Krug, Cliff Aubin, Neil Purcell and J ohnny Wehunt with minus-30 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Butch S mith, 9-feet-1-inch; No. 5, N. Purcell, 1 9-feet-2-inches; No. 12, C. Lemons, 2-feet-9-inches; and No. 17, Lefty St. P ierre, 11-feet-10-inches. The Ladies Association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Dec. 15. W inning first place was the team of Kay Conkle, Peggy Wehunt, Karen Speaker and Anne Kelly with plus-12; s econd place, Ann Purdy, Anne Purcell, Nancy Long and Linda Therrien with plus-3.5; and third place, Marilyn Clauws, Dianne Stoddart, Pauline Bridge and Jody Ethan with plus-3. Individual winners were: First place, Pauline Bridge with plus-10; second place, Anne Kelly with plus-8; and third place, Linda Therrien with plus-5. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, Dec. 15. The winners were: First place, Bob Streeter and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-15; second place, Gil Heier and Ray Delsasso with minus-13; and third place, Don McDonald and Butch Smith with minus-11. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, Dec.14. Winning first place was the team of Bob Plunkett, B.C. Roberts, John Yoder and John Hierholzer with plus6.5; and second place, Joe Graf, Jim Cercy, John Smutnick and Russ Rudd with plus-3. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Fred Evans, Ron Jensen, Al Farrell and Butch Smith; Bob Stevens, Jerry Lewis, Roman Relobradich and Vince Boever with plus-1 each. Individual winners were: A Flight (26over): Tying for first/second places were Butch Smith and Russ Rudd with plus.5 each. B Flight (2225): First place, Jim Cercy with plus-6.5; and second place, Frank Conroy with plus-5. C Flight (1921): First place, Bob Stevens with plus-6.5; s econd place, Bill Krug with plus-4. D Flight (18-under Joe Graf with plus-5; and second place, Roman Relobradich with plus-4.5. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Winning first place was the team of Kenny Brunswick, Jim Cercy, Frank Conroy and Gordon Clauws with minus-43; second place, Joe Graf, Butch Smith and Len Westdale with minus-32; and third place, Ray Delsasso, Fred Evans, Al Farrell and Dick Garceau with minus-31. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The winners were: Front 9 First place, Marilyn Clauws and Donna Johnson with 27. Tying for second/third places were Mary Beth Carby and Pat Gower; Linda Therrien and Fran Neil with 29 each. Back 9 First place, Nancy Long and Betty Leblanc with 27; second place, Linda Therrien and Laura Smutnick with 28; and third place, Betty Wallace and Mary Beth Carby with 29. A Jingle Bells event was played on Sunday, Dec. 11. Winning first place was the team of Joe and Pat Graf, Larry and Carol Roy with minus-32; second place, Kay Conkle, Tim Thomas, Dick and Gale Garceau with minus-28; and third place, Leo and Jeannine Persails, B.C. and Lucy Roberts with minus-26. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Gale Garceau; No. 5, Dick Garceau; No. 12, Paul Johnson; and No. 17, April Stewart. A Member/Member event was played Saturday, Dec. 10. Winning first place were Len Westdale and B.C. Roberts with 56. Tying for second/third places were Dave Kelly and Dick Garceau; Dick Sherman and Al Farrell with 57 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Tim Thomas, 13-feet-10-inches; No. 5, Don Ethan, 3-feet-3-inches; No. 12, Dick Long, 3-feet-11-inches; and No. 17, Al Farrell 3-feet-9-inches. Closest to the Line: Clay Davis. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, Dec.8. Winning first place was the team of Marilyn Clauws, Anne Kelly and Fran Neil with plus-6. Individual winners were: First place, Marilyn Clauws with plus-6; and second place, Carole McClay with plus-4.5. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, Dec. 8. Tying for first/second places were Ken Koon and Lefty St. Pierre; J.R. Messier and Frank Conroy with 58 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Clark Austin and Fred Evans; Jim Cercy and Cliff Austin with 59 each. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Winning first place was the team of Don Ethan, Roman Relobradich, Harold Lee and Russ Rudd with plus10; second place, David Kelly, Cliff Steele, Keith Kincer and Al Farrell with plus-4.5; and third place, Bob Stevens, Dan Pelfrey, Russ B. and Frank Conroy with plus-2. Individual Flights Flight A First place, David Kelly with plus-1.5; and Russ Rudd with plus-.5. Flight B First place, Frank Conroy with plus-5; and second place, Russ B. with plus-3. Flight C First place, Don Ethan with plus-5; and second place, Bob Wolf w ith plus-3.5. Flight D First place, Terry Lewis with plus-10. And tying for second/third places were Roman Relobradich and Al Farrell with plus2 .5 each. T he Golfettes played a Christmas Scramble on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Winning first place was the team of Anne Kelly, Donna Johnson and Mary B eth Carby with 66; second place, P auline Bridge, Karen Speaker and Mary Relobradich with 64; and third place, Linda Therrien, Fran Smith, Colleen Posey and Helen Ochala with 72. The Morrison Group played Tuesday, Dec. 6. Winning first place was the team of Cliff Steele, Keith Kincer, Butch Smith and Frank Conroy with minus-32; second place, David Kelly, Joe Graf, Russ Rudd and Larry Roy with minus-31; and third place, Fred Evans, Cecil Lemons, Gil Heier and Bob Stevens with minus-28.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Dec. 21 the League p layed 4 Person Team Pro-Am Points on the Cougar Trail course. Mary Cebula, Judy Dunn, Julia Starr and a blind draw won first place with plus 17 points over their team quota o f 51. Second and third place was a close m atch that was won by the team of Barbara Francoeur, Barb Stevens, Carolyn Irvine and Patty Miller who had 65 points to wind up with plus 14. Maggie Robb, Roberta Briggs, Jean Donahue and Eleanor Demitz had to settle for third with 66 points their quota was 53 leaving them with plus 13. O n Tuesday, Dec. 20, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association played a Four Man Team Scramble on the Panther Creek course. T eams were evenly matched, with team handicaps between 62 and 64. The winning team, with a score of 63, was made up of Gary Behrendt, Wayne Nelson, Vern Hoffman and Larry Colclasure. Second place at 65 went to Jan Hard, Jack Hoerner, Jay Payne and Bill Rentel, while third place was awarded to the team of Bob Hinde, Bo Bohanon, Bob Berg and Ed Clay, who scored 66. There was a tie for fourth place at 67 between Ken Kirby, Bart Bartholomy, Ken Rohr and Jim Foote and the team of Bob Rogers, John Delaney, Dale Stevens and Charlie Keniston. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a 4 Person Team 2 Best Ball Net Tournament on the Panther Creek course. The weather was a bit windy, the scores above normal but fun was had by all. First place winners were: Pearl Bradford, Grace Albert, Carolyn Irvine and a blind draw who had a net score of 124. The team of Marsi Benson, Terrie Austin, Rosie Foote and Diana Ackling came in to win second place with a 126 and Marilyn Redenbarger, Dotti Blackwell, Barbara Francoeur and Judy Dunn took third with 128. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 4 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 8 8 Courtesy photo Ridge Area Arc consumer Mark Anderson, of Avon Park, is behind the wheel of a golf cart being donated to the agency so people with learning disabilities can learn how to drive. 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C M Y K Associated Press TALLAHASSEE Florida State senior running back Jermaine Thomas has been declared academically ineligible for the Champs Sports Bowl and will not play in his final college game. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Wednesday Thomas did not pass one of his classes during the fall semester. Fisher says Thomas was the only player on the roster who is academically ineligible for the Dec. 29 game against Notre Dame. Thomas was Florida States second-leading rusher in 2011, gaining 279 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Without Thomas, Florida State will likely lean more on freshman Devonta Freeman, who has 531 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Either freshman James Wilder Jr. (150 rushing yards) or senior Ty Jones (71 rushing yards) should see increased playing time. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011w ww.newssun.com Zeno's Italian Restaurant P; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 8 8 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 9 9 on Avon Park as they also scored 10 amid the blistering pace. W ith the score at 74-54 with six minutes to go in the game, some fans in the stands started chants of scoring 100. Those thoughts were dashed away with 3:48 left in the game. With Avon Park holding a commanding 78-58 lead, both teams substituted most of their starters with bench players. Avon Park added four more points and the game ended with the Red Devils winning 82-58. R eggie Baker led Avon Park with a game high of 2 3 points. Perry, Roberts, and Marcus Dewberry added 16, 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Red Devils. Steve Metayer and Keyon Brown each had 16 points for the Wildcats. Back on the winning track, Avon Park was to close out the first half of the season Thursday with a rivalry game at Sebring. s not a district game added Clemons. I dont get caught up in the rivalry, to me it is just two groups ofb oys playing basketball. T he Devils defeated the Streaks 64-25 in their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Continued from 1B Devils dominate N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Marcus Dewberry chipped in 16 points Tuesday night, both from the outside and on drives to the hoop, to help Avon Park top Hardee going away. ular season as part of the NBAs four-game Christmas Day schedule. Miami travels to defending champion Dallas for a finals rematch and Oklahoma City hosts the Magic. s upon us, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. We have about three days to get ready ... Now its all about getting healthy and ready for Sunday The Magic played without Hedo Turkoglu, who sat with a bruised left hip. The Heat also were tender, with Mike Miller (hernia), Shane Battier (quadriceps), Eddy Curry (hip) and Eddie House (knee ing. Whether it was just the injury bug or something else, the rust definitely showed for both sides early on. James badly missed on a pair of free throws in the opening minutes, including an air ball on one attempt. Both James and his teammates were able to settle down, however, with James a nd Wade each scoring to push the lead to as many as 23 en route to the halftime advantage. Orlando missed its first 12 shots from the field overall and its first 13 3-point attempts. The Magic regrouped to make 8 of its final 14 shots from beyond the arc. The matchup of division rivals did have a small dustup late in the third quarter when Richardson was called for a technical after he was caught delivering a shoulder into Jameschest. The contact came after the pair collided while running down the court. Continuted from 1B MCTphoto LeBron James scored a game-high 27 Wednesday night, but new Magic arrival Glen Davis, right, added 18 in Orlandos win. Magic cool Heat The South did have an impressive goal-line stand, stopping Lake Brantleys Green on a fourth-and-goal at the one. And the offense kicked it up for one final drive, going 99 yards on seven plays, ending in a Pavlock score on a keeper. B ut at the 3:07 mark, it was far too little, too late. Im an old offensive line coach so Im real proud of what my guys did tonight, North head coach Phil Ziglar of Orlando-Boone said. This could have gone either way a few times, but they played their hearts out. Its just fun for me to be around such great kids. Jiles, who injured his shoulder on a 38-yard reception on the final scoring drive was named the South MVP. F or the local talent that had the chance to participate, the experience was both exciting and an eyeopener. I just couldnt believe how fast everyone was, Blue Streak senior Damion Thompson said. Going from the season to the South-Central (All-Star game, you could see a diff erence. Then coming here was a whole other level. But it was a great experience and hopefully it can increase my collegeo ptions. Thompson did his part, getting a good amount of playing time, getting in on several tackles and making a nice open-field, solo-stop of Herndon. Powell, while happy to have made the interception, knew he had to come up big. I had to make up for that touchdown, he said of the second-quarter connection from Sirk to Brooks, a welltimed, high-arching fade that was placed perfectly and still took a great effortf rom Brooks to bring it down. But it was amazing being out here with these players. Knowing some of t he schools these guys are going to, when they were in the game I was just watchi ng. But when I was in there, I saw I could play with t hem. Continued from 1B N ews-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Ocala-Forests Mark Herndon would score twice and have a 43-yard punt return in Wednesdays FACA North-South battle, but was hauled down by Sebrings Damion T hompson on this play after just a two-yard gain. Below: Anthony Powell cradles the ball a fter stepping in front of Bryan LaCivita of Gainesville-St. Patrick to pick off a Thomas Sirk pass in Wednesdays FACA Football All-Star Classic. FACA provides moments to shine for Streaks when he and the Dolphins will try to snap the AFC East championssix-game winning streak. When you think of Reggie Bush, you just think electric plays, Patriots defensive end Shaun Ellis said. So far thats what hes been getting. So for us, we just got to pay attention to our keys, read our blocks, get off the blocks and make the tackle. Bush rushed for just 38 yards on 11 attempts in a season-opening 38-24 loss to the Patriots. He did catch nine passes for 56 yards and a touchdown and has 1,243 yards from scrimmage this season. s a special guy, New England linebacker Rob Ninkovich said. Aguy like Reggie can do a lot of different things. ... So, youve just got to make sure you dont let him do those things. Continued from 1B Phins, Bush look to run rampant Florida State RB Thomas ineligible for bowl game Associated Press ATLANTA Some former NFLplayers say in a new federal lawsuit that brain injuries have left them struggling with medical problems years after their playing days ended. Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens, Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart filed the lawsuit against the National Football League and FNL Properties LLC this week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. The players maintain the NFLknew as early as the 1920s of the potential for concussions to harm its players. The court documents say the league concealed the dangers from coaches, trainers, players and the public until June 2010, when it publicly acknowledged the health threats and warned players and teams. NFLrepresentatives did not immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press. All four ex-players live in metro Atlanta. Ex-NFL players blame league for brain injuries

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C M Y K Community outreach events plannedA ce Homecare community outreach events scheduled for next week include: Tuesday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring; and 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park; and 1 p.m., Health Fair, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring.SHINE Program seeks volunteersTAMPA The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, invites residents to join the award-winning SHINE team of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. S HINE volunteers provide individual counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. For additional information about this exciting opportunity and to become a SHINE volunteer in Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Polk Counties, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813 740-3888, ext. 5593. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Elder Helpline offers support for the growing numbers of caregivers and their aging parents. The Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregivers by helping callers makei nformed decisions about available assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs or services that can meet the needs of the older adult or caregiver. For more information, contact (800 (800 www.AgingFlorida.com/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 5B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 1 1 6 6 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 0 0 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 1 1 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 5 2 2 5 5 HEALTHYLIVING D earPharmacist: The cold weather is upon us, and Im worried about cold and flu. What are some simple steps to keep my immune system healthy? L.F., Alexandria, Va. A nswer: Preventing the spread of germs is job one. If you feel any symptoms of a cold, please stay home and delegate your errands to a friend or relative. Also, consider the other individua ls around you, such as your husband or child, who could potentially fall ill before making close contact with sick people. Being mindful of this could h ave lasting benefits if you consider t he fact that their cold could turn into pneumonia should they have a weak immune system. If you have to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of youre lbow. Wash your hands with soap and w ater frequently for 30 seconds. While shopping for bargains at the mall, or waiting in airport security lines, or anywhere for that matter, keep your handsa way from your eyes, nose and mouth. I ll tell you to make sure your kids do t he same, but I know they put their little fingers in all the wrong places, so I also recommend keeping antibacterial lotion or wipes handy. With that, here are some of my top v itamin recommendations to help supp ort immunity: Probiotics These are beneficial bacteria that naturally help maintain immune system wellness. They also aid in proper digestion. Vitamin C The humans body doesnt make vitamin C, so its important we get it from other sources such as supplements, citrus fruits, or vegetables including bell peppers. Its a strong antioxidant that does housekeepingon your cells and helps sup-p ort the immune system. Vitamin D Getting your Vitamin D from sunlight isnt always reliable, especially if you use sun block to protect your skin or live in a state with a l ong winter. Most people dont realize t hat Vitamin D is mostly obtained from fortified foods. AVitamin D supplement can provide added support, try 1,000-5,000 IU but ask your doctor to make sure. You want the bio-active f orm, vitamin D3 and high-quality supplements say that on the label. Zinc This mineral is a strong antioxidant best known for supportingp rostate health, but it also happens to neutralize free radicals; it may affect the duration of a cold. Elderberry extract This herb has been revered for centuries and is bestk nown for its anti-viral effects. Two separate studies have found that it can inhibit influenza if taken during the first 48 hours of symptoms. Echinacea Related to daisies, this herbal supplement is thought to rev up the immune system thereby lowering risk of infection. Recommended dosage is usually in cycles, not every singled ay. When choosing dietary supplements, seek out brands that are committed to science-based protocols for product development and testing. Be sure toa sk your health care professional or pharmacist what supplements are best f or you, especially if you take medications. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit w ww. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or c ure your condition. is the season to be healthy Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Metro Services T here are many natural ways to help prevent colds and flu. Have you been awoken d uring the middle of the night by a hot, extremely painful feeling in your big toe or ankle? Gout (gouty arthritis a condition caused by a buildup of uric acid called hyperuricemia. The uric acid forms crystals that collect in the joints, bring-i ng on a gout attack. Asingle big toe joint is commonly the affecteda rea, possibly because it is subject to so much pressure in walking. H istorically, it has been referred to as the king of d iseases and the disease of kings or rich mans disease. T he first documentation of the disease is from E gypt in 2,600 BC in a description of arthritis of the big toe. Gout attacks happen without warning, causingj oint swelling, tenderness, redness, heat and pain. M en are much more likely to be afflicted than women, but women can also bea ffected after menopause. Gout is strongly associated w ith obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. B ecause of genetic factors, gout tends to run in some families. Gout rarely affects children, and can go away (even without treat-m ent) after three to 10 days. During the holiday season rich foods and alcohol are commonly served atC hristmas and New Years parties. Alcohol such as b eer and red wine should be avoided by people pronet o gout attacks. Also diets that contain lots of red meat, rich sauces, and shellfish are associated with gout. These includep rocessed meat, organ meats, and shellfish such as shrimp, lobster and scallops. D o not make the mistake of thinking that once a gout a ttack passes, you are home free. Approximately 60 percent of patients suf-f ering from gout will experience a second attack w ithin one year. An estimated 78 percent of patients will have another attack within the next two years. T he good news is that gouty arthritis is managea ble. The initial aim of treatment is to settle the symptoms of an acutea ttack. Your doctor will likely order a blood test to c heck your uric acid level. Xrays may be taken to check for tophi or changesi n the bones. Tophi are large deposits of uric acid crystals that f orm in the joints after many gout attacks. A cortisone injection may be given for the inflammation. Your doctor may start you on anti-inflammatorym edicines as well as a daily long-term control medication to reduce levels of uric acid. Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen a nd the Gentle Foot Care Center are on U.S. 27 and can be reached at 314-9255. For more information visitw ww.Gentlefootcarecenter.com. This information is not intende d to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Gout for the holidays F ootprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Snapshots Special to the News-SunGAINESVILLE A group of life-threatening blood disorders collectively called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, may occur four times more often than reported by national cancer registries, according to new research from the University of Florida based on data from Medicare claims. MDS occurs when the bodys blood factory does not produce healthy red or white blood cells or platelets. Getting a more accurate picture of the disease could lead to earlier diagnosis for patients and better guidance for public health policy. The findings, reported in the November issue of the journal Leukemia Research and in an earlier issue of the journal Blood, indicate that more women than men are overlooked. The data from the cancer registry is showing us a partial picture of MDS, said Christopher R. Cogle, M.D., an associate professor of hematology and oncology in the UF College of Medicines department of medicine. State cancer registries, which feed the national registries, need more resources so they can more comprehensively capture this disease and others, such as skin and gastrointestinal cancers. MDS is a hard-to-diagnose disease that presents itself in a wide range of ways. On the less severe end of the spectrum, it shows up as a low blood cell count, and, at the other extreme, as leukemic growths inside the bone marrow. Seventy percent of people with MDS die of complications related to a low blood cell count. Even with low-grade disease, the average persons survival after diagnosis is about five years. For those diagnosed in their 60s, we know we can do better than that, said Cogle, a member of the UF Shands Cancer Center whose clinical and research program has been designated a Center of Excellence by the MDS Foundation. Cogle and colleagues at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa noticed that their clinical practices received many referrals from local physicians trying to figure out the cause of low blood cell counts. MDS diagnoses in those cases occurred almost exclusively on an outpatient basis. But such cases are not captured by registries, which get most of their data from hospitals and laboratories. 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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com Letters are printed as they were written by students. No editing needed for Santa to understand. Avon ElementaryM s. McNamaras c lass Dear Santa, I have some things I l ike for Christmas. I w ould like a puppy dog, a laptop, a paint set, a ping-pong set, and some sillybands. L ove, Cadence A ge 7 Dear Santa, I have some things I w ould like for Christmas. I would like a orby srr, a drum set, giter, a m icrophon and a p eano. L ove, Cassie A ge 8 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for Cristmas. First, I will l ike Super Mario 3D land. Next, I want a wii. I also want SuperM ario galixey. Can I a lso get Mario Krqt7 a nd Mario kart. Last I want Rabbits taval in time 3D. Love, Bradley Age 7 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for Christmas. First, I would like brats on the mike, Next, brats clothes, Also, brats barbies, Last brats shoes. Love, Daneris Age 8 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for Christmas. First, I would like more S. D. S. Games. Next, I would like a recaler. Last, I would like to see you. I hope I get my chrismas gifts. Love, Joshua Age 8 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for Christmas. One thing I wish I can have is a xbox. The next thing that I wish I could get is the new Hess car and truck. Love, Shawn Age 8 Dear Santa, I have some things I woudl like. for Christmas. I would like money, new DSI games, Clothes, a new bike, a ipod. Love, Shaira Age 7 years old D ear Santa, I have some things I w ould like for Christmas. I would like aDs, Wii games, s hoes, computer, and some books chapter b ooks. L ove, Magaly Age 7 years old Dear Santa, I had some things I would like for Christmas. I would l ike a pool a kickball candy land sorry and a R ipstick. L ove, Joshua Age 7 D ear Santa, I have some things I w ould like for C hristmas. I would like a hot pink DSI, r emember hot pink. What I also want for Christmas is a L olaloopsy doll the big one Bea-spells-alot. Theres something e lse I want for Christmas its a Ugly Doll named Ket in pink. That what I want f or Christmas. Love, Sarai Age 7 Dear Santa, I have some Things I would like for Christmas. what I want for Christmas is a 3DS, Mario kart, Mario kart, supper Mario Bros, call of duty 4, hairy potty 57. Love, Christian Age 7 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for Chistmas. I want gogos, all the burnout games, bade blades let it rip, video games, and a work out set. Love, Blake Age 7 Dear Santa, I have some thingsI would like forChristmas. I want aIPod superslugger baseball newsupermario a new bat aIPadandaspywatchan daspyPhone. Love, Dillon Age 8 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for Christmas. Wresling mulch DSI 3d, Nerf Gun, wrestlers, dsi game. Love, Caleb Age 7 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for C hristmas. I would l ike board games, new teneshoes, White b oard with 4 markers, D s games, and a art s et. L ove, Saleen Age 8 Dear Santa, I have some things I would like for C hristmas. I would l ike a loip top, a hot w heel s10 pick or solid figures, a toy dumptruck and a toy f ilretrack. those arethethings I want forC hristmas. So can I g et those things? L ove, Walher Age 7 Ms. Halls class Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I want a fence. for a trampoline len. I help my mom with my brother. I want to get a lemor shreddre. I help my dad with stuff. I want to get him colon. I help my brother get dressed. I want to get him a baseball tractor. your friend, Jenson. Dear Santa, I would like a super mario borthers 3ds. I would like you to get my mother a car. I would like you to getmydad anew washer machine. I would like you to get my little baby brother toy train. From Marco Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I want a movie. I help my mom make herbed. I want for my mom is a perfume and for my dad is a laptop. Your friend, Bridget D ear Santa, I v have beeng good I help my mom claeni ng my bed up I take c are of my littel baby I w ould like my mom to have a phone and I would like for my dad a laptop, and for me I w ould like everyone to h ave a good C hristmas. Y our friend, Agustin Dear Santa, I have been good in school. I want more Thomas sets and some H ello Kitty stuff for my room. Give my d ad some yankees stuff. Y our best friend, Rachel D ear Santa, Ive ben good so will you get my mommy a lap top Ane for daddy too. My sisters been good so will you get them a phon. Your friend, Kendall Dear Santa, Santa I have beein good I do my homework evry day I been doing good in school. I want some paints. Can you my Dad a towlbox. Can you get my mom a mtm bloncet! your friend, Alyssa Dear Santa, I play with my baby brother niceley. Would you bring my mom a pitcher. Would you bring my Baby bothr a toy. Would you bring my Dad a new jacket. Can you bring me an ipod? Can you bring my sistr a new bed? your friend, Javon Dear Santa, I would like a water S lide for Christmas. a nd lip stick for Christmas anda pool. a nd I been good. my m om wood like money f or christmas. and m akeup for Christmas. your friend, C herdean D ear Santa, I have been good. I h ave donen the dishir a nd clend the litrbox. I thik you shod get my s istr rolrdlade and me. I thik you shod get my Mom pajomus and my d ad a mug your friend, Alana Dear Santa, I ve been good in class helping people read. I would like to h ave my real own babydoll. I would w ant you to get my m om a new phone. I would like you to get mydad a computer. I w ould like my whole f amily to have a good Christmas dinner. y our friend, Janelle Dear Santa, I have been good Iv helpd my mom to water the flowrs and clean up the hose. I would like you to bring me a doll. I would like you to bring my mom a phone and my DaD a phone too. I would like you to bring my bruther a laptop. You friend, Johanna Dear Santa, I like green sticks I would like a toycar and my mom would like lip gloss and my dad would like a laptop and my brother would like a new toy truck on Christmas Eve. your friend, Patrick Dear Santa, I have been good. I help my mom take care of her baby. I want a Mario cart seven and a toy pumpkin. For my mom I want a star and for my dad I want a new screw driver. And for my baby brother or sistr a toy teddy bear. Your friend, Britney Dear Santa, I did my home work everey day. I would like a watch for my Dad and a book for me and a bracee for my mom. Your friend, Kimberly D ear Santa, I ve been good. can y ou get me Harry P otter. Can you get m y dad a neckles. An c an you get my brother AX box E 60. your friend, Stacey M s. Whiddens class D ear Santa, I wish I had Jenga. I love you Santa. I wish I had a basketball. I wish I had a laptop. I wish I had a d s games. I wish I had a wii games. I I have been good. I wish I had a MP3 player I wish I had a Eash Bake oven. I Love you Santa I have cookies and milk and pudi ng for you. L ove, Layla D ear Santa, I want t he EasyBakeOven. I wish to see your efs. I am good at schooL. I have 5 strw every day.M y little sisry want bob. I am good at m ath. I Love Santa. from Jessica. Dear Santa, try to begood. I help my mom clean. Something I would like for Christmas is a KeYboard. love, Blaise. Dear Santa, I tried my best. What I want for Chritmas is a piano, drum set keyboard and skteboard. I halp Alyssa opin up her mallk. Love Jaxon. Dear Santa, I try to be good at School. I wish I had a Barby house. I wish I had Scootr. I have cookes and milk Foryou. I take awt The trash. I wash The sliding dors. Luve, Hannah. Dear Santa, I try tomake good choicesat shool. I choose to be a good stood?I wont laptop and Mario CartDS7 Love, Myron Ford. Dear Santa, DearSanta, Ich to Begood. I wot a BoShuc I wot a i qod! Luf Steven Continued on page 7B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 7B D ear Santa, I wisfor a Flat guitar. I wish fora Lego batm en. I wish for a now g ps. I tried to be good a litte. I hleped mom. L ove, Clinton D ear Santa, I bin good. I did not m ove my name. I have 5 stars all week. I wish I had a doll. Love, Jasmine D ear Santa, I trid to be good at s chool an then after school. I tack yar the t rash at home. I want f or christmas a robot and a hex big set an a tedy bear. L ove, Zachary Dear Santa, I try to be good. I would like a 3DS. I would like a Xbox360. I would like three rips ticks. I would like a ball. I would like a playstashen and the game Marocart7 fort he wii. I helq my Dad c leen the close. Love, Gabe D ear Santa, I try to do my longli at huom. I want a skatbard and my baby brothr wants a scooter. And I want a Ds. I allwas do my homework. Love, Tori Hester Est-ik Dear Santa, I try to be good. I have too many toys. I wot a cat for Christmas. I tack the trosh from hom. From Carlos Dear Santa, I try to be good. I hep my gap I wont the Ds Lego Batman game and the Ds Mario vs Danke Kame Game. Love, Jaidyn Dear Santa, I wish for a crown. I wish for a lego. Love Alyssa Dear Santa, I was gwb. I sent camputer hot wels Scooter flat guitar turbo pyk Your friend, Andon Ms. Fosters class Dear Santa, My name is Lexi. I am seven years old. I would like a cotton candy machine and a monster High doll for Chistmas. My mommy would like a ring with dimenes in the middle. Love Lexi Dear Santa, I want to give my m om a car. I want it to b e pink. I want a s hiny pink bike with r ed hot hills. My mom w ants to go to Jamaica f or Chritmas and I w ant a motor scooter, f or Christmas. y our friend, Emma Dear Santa, My name is Laura. I m 7 years old. For Christmas I wanta PsP, a doctor kit, and a d rum set Every Christmas I alwaysg ive you 3 toys. This Christmas Im going to give you a candy c ane. My brithday is o n January 25. Love, Zarra Dear Santa, I wantabike and I want a puppy. What a re you getting for Cristmas Santa? I am eight years old. But for Chistmas I want to see you. I always seey ou at the mall. I like t o see you Santa. Hezikah D ear Santa, Can you bring me and my mom and my dad a present? Please Santa. How many elves do you have Santa? How do you bring the presents in a big storming snow Santa? I will tell you what I like to do play soccer. How do you make your toys Santa?How can you fly in your sled Santa? How is Rudolph? Please tell me Santa. How can you make the deers fly santa? Love Guadalupe Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a bike, boots and a toy. Christmas is fun. On Christmas we are going to church. We are going to my Grandmas house to open presents. I am going to wear my new clothes. I am going to wear to my Grandmas house. Is Christmas your favorite holiday? Kelitza Dear Santa Claus, My name is Alexandra. For Christmas I want a cotton candy machine.I am 8 years old. I Love Christmas. My birthday is May 4. What do you want for Christmas?Christmas is fun. Love, Alexandra D ear Santa, M y name isJ and I g o to Avon E lementary school. I w ould like two snakes a nda cotton candy machine. I want my dad tonot work onChristmas. I hope t hat you could make m y mom well. Y our friend, J. D ear Santa, W hat I want For C hristmas isa PS3 and aPS3 Mario. What do you wantforChristmas? I w ill bring ittoyou. W hatis it? Whatisit? Write meback totell me. L ove Jair S. Dear Santa Claus, My name is Shaterria. I want a pool thing because I like to swim and I am 8 years old. I want my mom and dad to get a car and Job and we need a bigger house. My mom needs baby clothes and toys but I dont Know what She is having. I like to do exercise and go to recess. Love, Shaterria Dear Santa, I am going tell you something about me and it is that I like to draw. I want a computer because I can hear music and play games.I want to know why snow does not come here. Love, Saray Dear Santa, My name is Osiris. Im eight years old. Im in second grade. I got Ss on handwriting. This is what I w ant for Christmas Eve. I want a xbox Knect playstation, I pad 2, I Phone, Mac L aptop, Box Blad a b ike, drum set, and g ood health. Chistmas is my favorite holiday. I want to be on the n ice list. L ove Osiris D ear Santa, I love you very m uch. Do you Know that I like unicorns a nd I like horses? Do you eat just cookies? Do you eat candy too? H ow do your elfs make the presents? How do you get all y our presents delivered so fast?What I W ant for Christmas is a horse because I will ride it anda unicorn because I will puta chain on it. The most important thing is that I have a family. Santa will you help my grandma get better because she is sick? Love, Layla S. Dear Santa, I hope you come to my house. I want a General Gravuse and bobo Fet and a spy jet. How meny elves do you have? Can you send a Elves on the Shelf. a new net, and a remot cnterol Boat. and my dog. Love Ian Dear Santa, My name is Izaiah and I go to Avon Elementary School. Please may I have a dog for Christmas. Also, I wont forget to leave cookies and milk. Can you please let my mom have her day off for Christmas? Izaiah D ear Santa, My name is J akaiyah. Im seven years old. Im in second grade. I got As a nd Bs on my report card. I am excited for Chirstmas. I would l ike lipstick for Christmas. How many elves do you have? H ow many gifts do y ou wrap? Your friend, J akaiyah D ear Santa Claus, I am seven years old. How do you get the r eindeers flying. All I want for Christmas is a bike because I l earned how to ride with no training w heels. Could you p lease let my moms off of work? y our friend, Isis. Dear Santa Claus, M y name is Jacqueline. I am 8 years old and my birthday is almost coming. Its onD ecember the 16. Its on Friday. For Christmas, I want at eddy because they are b rown and they are very soft. I wont forget to put you a cup of milkand some cookies. could you bring a toy car for my little brother but a little one because my little brother likes those but bring a blue one. Love, JacquelineCracker Trail ElementaryMs. Halls class Dear Santa, what I want most is star wars the forse unlese 2 on wii. And I know I been good. One more thing I love you Santa. Remi Dear Santa Claus, Iv been good at School. Iv been getting strate As. I even decorated my own tree. But what I want for Christmas is aphone, a horse, a trampoline. That is all the things I want for Christmas. Sincerely,Alexus Mary Chistmas And Aall To Good Night! Dear Santa Claus, How is rudolph, danner, comit, vixin, cupit, doner, pranser, and dixin. I have been some good moths. I want a rudolph be jomus, stuft rudolph, toy rudolph, rudolph courtum, blahblan let it rip, blan blan let it r ip molecunchole und b uckeklgon sets. From: Jonathan T o: Santa Claus. D ear Santa Claus I Have ben good th i s y ear. I want Adoll h ouse and a phone and a stuffed animal and a p uppy dog and a big big stuffed animal and a computer that I can p ickup and a bigbig b ucket of love pleas a nd Thank you. Lily Dear Santa Claus, I h ave been good Me a nd my sister C harlotte. I want 10 b arbiedolls a mackup s et and some jewelry a nd1 mory thing mony f or me andmyfamle a nd for the poor l oveIsabellEAcharl otte. My sister wonts h eels and dowever she w ants to do! love, I sabelle Dear Santa, I have b een good all year l ong I havent hert iny b ody or said bad w ords to iny body. I thank I deserve some presents from you. I d eserve a Phone, a c omputer, and a p uppy. Love, Kash Dear Santa, I wont a dirt bi ke because I have bin good at home becauseI do my chores and bin good at school to. Thats why I wont a dirt bike!!! Sincerely, Fernando Dear Santa, I know I have been a little naughty this year but I want a reindeer because I can fly on it to school and a big big bucket of love plese thank you! Sincerely, Naomi Dear Santa Clau I had been good th is year I wanta remote control and atoy truck and a remote control toy crane Sincerely ton y miyares and a dirt bike. Dear Santa Claus, I wont a spark elect ric scooter so I can ride with my frinds. Thank you. Andrew Marcy Dear Santa, my behavior has benn soso this year andI thank I should get presents but it is up to you and I woud like legos and toy tractors for Christmas. Michael DuLA Continued on page 8B

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com D ear Santa, I want a electric s cooter andI am a b eliever and I Think I deserve it. I want a b ariedoll, barie house, b arie phone anda dog I Like reindeer Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer i s my favrite. L ove, Jade D ear Santa I Want a four wheele r and a dirt bike E S park electric scooter plone electric car 5 00000! Camputer l ove Blaze Dear Santa Claus, santa Im good in s chool and at home. M y brother been bad. Thhis is what for christmas a puppy, b oot, highheel boot, a pink scarf and Justin Beiber pillow. L ove, Hayli Dear SantaClaus, I have been so good t his year and i cant w ait intill christmas because i can decorate the christmastree andis awyou at the circle christmas parade for christmas i want a Phone and acamra anda xbox with games. Sincerely, Piper Nicole Ieslin Ms. McGuires class Dear Santa, It is your Dear friend Cavin. Are you and Mrs. Claus allright? I liked the video you sent me last year. I bet Rudolphs doing allright to. Santa the three toys I want is a electric drifton trash pack, and a jet pack. I will give you somthing special more than cookIes and milk. And only a few more days then you will find out what it is. I hope you enjoy having Christmas. Because I enjoy Christmas. If you dont like Christmas we can switch jobs. The elves and the reindeer are as special asyou. Because the Elves make the toys and the Reindeer can fly you and all the toys all around the world? But you know that you can give a boy or a girl as many toys as you want. And the last thing I want to say is MERRYCRISTMAS SANTA! Love, Cavin Dear Santa Claus How are you, Mrs. Claus and the elves and the reindeer Of course. Thank you for a ll your hard work. I ve been good this y ear only a Few bad t hings. Ive helped my m oMMy, DaDDy and m imi and papa. You have worked so hard so may I have a furry F rinzie a bunny I perFur. Abike without trainingwheels andj oy, family and f riends, and happiness. Thank you sooo much I hope you have a Merry Christmas F rom my family and f riends Thank you s ooo very much. L ove Alexis D ear. Santa how h ave you been? I have b een good. I picked up m y room the other d ay, and I put up my cloths. How are the elves? Thank you for all that you do! How have the reindeer been? I want a new bike. y our friend, Beau R. Dear Santa Claus h ow are you today? How has Mrs. Claus been?I, ve been fine. All I want from you is a mps player. Thats a ll. I could think of, but if you cant find one its ok. I would love to see your reindeer. Does Rudolph really have a bright red nose? If I could see Rudolph, I would pay you $200 for it! I hope you have a very, very good Christmas your Friend, Sharon S. Dear Santa, I want to thank you for keeping me on the good list and not on the bad list. And the best thing is I always get presents. Every thing is going well and I want to ask Mrs. Claus some thing. How are you doing Mrs. Claus? Please write. . . I have been really good because I have been helping my mom. Please can you fix my four-wheeler??? Thank you your friend Ashton G. Dear Santa, How are you doing? How are the elves doing? Ive been nice to my sister and brother. I hold the door open for them. Thank You for putting me on the nice list and not the bad list. I want a new Back-pack and a new bike. your friend, Hannah R. D ear Santa, H ow have you been? H ow are Mrs. Claus a nd reindeer doing? I m been good by h elping my Sisters c lean their rooms and also I have helped my m om and dad. Ihave e ntertained my sisters for my mom, dad, p apaw, Beth, Mimi, p apaw tom so my mom and dad couldt alk. Santa Claus, may I please have a bike with a kick Stand a nd can it be 18 inche s. Thank you Santa Claus. y our friend, Sydney P. D ear Santa, How are you doing? I would like to know how the reindeer and e lves and of course Mrs. Claus are doing. I hope I am on the nice l ist but if I am not I will try my best next year I have done a lot of good thigs but a Few bad I do know one thing ive done good can you guss what it is? Well if you guessed singing in the church you guessed really! For Christmas I would like a nook color and thats it! Merry Christmas from your friend Heather S. Dear Santa, Ive been very good this time of year. Can I please have an Iphone and my one and only Ipad. and a small blue four wheeler, and a very small real puppy that is trained. Also, my own little real Kitten that is small as my two hands put together. and clothes for my puppy and Kitten, anda Star bucks coffee for Mrs. McGuire. your friend, Abby Dear Santa Claus, I am Diya u. I have b een very good this y ear. I gave money to poor people in India. I a lso said lots of nice w ords to people like thank you and your W elcome. By the way how are feeling?I am j ust curious are you f eeling good or bad. you worked very hardl ately for Christmas I only want two things a remote control airp lane, but if you d ontwant to give me t hat get me an artset or a ny thing you want p lease. your friend, Diya u. Dear Santa Claus H ow have you been g ood or bad? I am Ethan A. I have been good this year. I will l ike MW3 and I will like a dumebuggy and I will like football for the Xboxsthreesixty. I have been good. Do you have fun? I have fun. How are the Reindeer? Are they all pumped up?I bet you been good too. your friend, Ethan A. Dear Santa, This is Brock. F writing this letter. How have you been?Santa good or not that good. I have been good not bad because I have not got wipons or time out. I want the whale set of Skylanders with Skylanders for the three DS Gost roosters with the stuff on Skylanders. your freind, Brock. F Dear Santa Hello my namei s Jordan. B. How have you, Mrs. Claus, and t he elves been? Did y ou eat lots of sweets t his year? Has Mrs. Claus been doing all t hework? Has R udolph been laughed a t? And I have been on y our nice list right? I do all my push ups and sit ups, got good g rades, I listen to my p arents part of the time. Last, will you p lease get me skylanders, Rediki anda pogo stick. Sincerly Jordan B. Dear Santa I was just wondering h ow youve been and so on and so forth. And do you know I only want two mosti mportant things for christmas. And they a re joy and family:I b et the elfs are making y ou a present because y ou are so great. Well a t least I think you are s o so so so so great! Well great talking to ya. B est wishes, love Savannah D ear Santa, How have you been?I wonder is my sister and I are on the nice list. I hope you have a great year!I made a special present for you. All I want for Christmas is joy, family time, and love. Oh!I for got, I love you! Your my favorite person ever! Your great!Merry Christmas! Love, Emma R. and Katelyn R. Dear Santa Claws How is it in the North Pole?I have been good this year you saw me right?Its very cold in the North Pole. What I would like for Christmas is a new base ball bat, sky landers and the game 21. I hope you come soon!have a great Christmas! your firend, Cole Dear Santa This is Michael. Ive been good by helping my mom babysit Madison. Ive took care of two dogs. Santa how are you? How are the reindeer? How are the elves?Do you really have a son named Arthur? I want a beetle sord, Octupus sord, Sord fish sord. Thats wat I want please. How long does it take to bring all the presents? from, Michael to, Santa. D ear Santa, H ow is your day ? I hope it was good. By the way Im Kyla C. I can tell a few of the good things Ive done, I ve fixed Breakfast, f or Griffin, Ive h elped others, Ive done Operation Christmas Child. W hat I want the most for Christmas is for e very one to have a M erry Christmas and y ou too plus I hope the R eindeer like the carrets. Am I on the nice list?Tell Mrs. Claus I w ish her a Merry C hristmas too and the R eindeer. I hope you l ike the tree and cookies? I hope Mrs. McGuire is on the nice list. Y our friend, Kyla C. M s. Labarrs class Dear Santa Can I getone papy p lease a puf ball p lease and Thank you i fyou gave me a flufb all I want to gave My mom the fLufbaLL a rlLLove Love charlene Dear Santa, F or Christmas I wa n t Barbies. Can I have the Barbies glowstick. Love Chloe. Dear Santa, Howold are you When Christmas, is over What do youdo I want a Bike end a lap top for Chistmas Love Jamiyah Dear Santa Claus, I love you. I want a KamuFlo I wunt a Tint looks likea haos. I want a little fowelr that is ril a jump hopsa ril bred and a do. I wunt gis dos I wunt KensBrBe I wont 3 just Faith Dear Santa, I Love You. How Does Your Raderv fly. From Auriana Dear Santa Claus. how old are you Santa. I wanta kid sized fourwheeler. and toys. from Bansford to Santa Dear Santa Claus For Christms I wu nt HiyHzis and A BootFLDres with Boots and Shoots anda Shrt I Love Santa Love Kiera Continued on page 9B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 9B D ear Santa Claus I love you for c hristms I want KamElot clos andC amFlot bebe gun and tevs tree howes and to masle des 3D 2S 3 Ddsglasis PS3 D axtvthree labe s kevde vobos tomp h owes a rele sragen N it sote PSP love luis. D ear Santa Claus, H ow Old are You? I Love You Santa. Wat D o You Do Wen C hristmas Is Over Love Logan Dear Santa, I wish you a Merry Chistmas Santa claus I Love You Santa and I w ish every one a m erry christmas. in I hope you have a Good C hristmas and Iwont a lap top And a computer in thats all I want Howoldare you When Christmas is over What do you do I want a bike any a lap top for Chistmas. Jamiyah Fields D ear Santa, H ow do the randeer f liy? Maye i ples have f or Christmas a Mi3ac p uter a i Pada Monster highdolls a BarbioeDrem hose Barbie car a Barbie Dolls a dvdPlayer a dvd uav tow Bruther and flipper. I love you very very much. I rile rile rile hoop you mack it arad the word very very very much. JorjaMoni Smith Dear Santa How randear fiy? I wox a Toy SPS By Garrett Dear Santa, how Do your ren Der Fliy I wot Gems F or the Dees 3. Arturo M s. Vermyles class D ear Santa Claus, What I want for C hristmas is a elf ona shelf. I will leave you a nother note on C hristmas Eve in West Virginia. I have tried with all my might tobe good. Can you tell M rs. Claus that I wish her a very Merry C hristmas. Also, Can you tell the elves that if there cooking that t hey can have some cookies or some hotc ocoa. I think it would be fun to have a elf on a shelf. I wish y ou a very Merry Christmas. Is it fun being Santa? How do y ou go down the chimneys if they dont h ave one? Please write back. L ove, Sydney Christina Carter M rs. Vermyle class Dear Santa, All I want is a p uppy. Agolden r echever puppy. I like t her fur. It is so exiting. I love p uppys!Ther so soft. I w ill ask my mom if I c an leave some cocoa. I hope you have room. T he puppy I want is very smart. I want it to be black. love, Jayssa Dear Santa, North pole Iwant for christmas is Hot wheels kidpics store N racecase car it fitinthe sliegh. my cookies will taste good. How does your reindeer fly bymaigh. How do you get ever county orstate. your friend, Joshua Dear Santa, All Iwant isall the lego ninjago. for c hristmas theyare s ocool. I got thebluea ndblackone. And a darknessguy. They a reawsome logos. I n eedthe redand white h avea great christmas. T hats my only r equest, look forthe c ookies. By the table m erry christmas Santa a nd hot cocoa! L ove, Cole D earSanta, A llI want for cristmas is my sister C outney. I will play with her. Love, Maredith Dear Santa Claus, I wish you a merry Christmas. dont forget to eat the cookies. My wish for this Christmas, Is lego Mario kart. I wish for it because it looks fun to play with. I hope you have a great Christmas ever. Love, Tyler D ear Santa, I am writing to wish y ou a Merry Christmas. I hope you a re enjoying getting r eady for the big day! H ow do you feel dilivering I bet you take a long napwhen you are d one delivering all t hose toys. I would l ike a elf onthe shelf because I think it would be funny for it t o come move around a t night. I hope you h ave room on your sleigh for my request. thank you for always being nice to all of the nice children around the world. I hope you have the best Christmas ever! your friend, Selena Dear Santa, Iwant a ipod touch witha camo case. So when I am board. I will play a game on it. At my house. How do you travel so far to get h ere? Youtravelall a round the world. I h ope you love y ourChristmas. I hope you have a nuff ony our sleigh. Look by t hee fireplace and you w ill find the cookies. loveReid Dear Santa, I am writing this letter to wish you a M erry Christmas. I would like a Iphone! t hank you For being n ice to everybody. S incierly, Mikayla P. S. Can you give m e just one elF please D ear, Santa A ll I want for C hristmas is a Monster high collect. And my favidrit one is K leoy; Do you still want me to put thec ookies under the t abel. So just tell me. I hope you have a merryChristmas. l ove, Arianne Dear Santa, I wanta Coumpter For Christmas please. Canyou I hope you are g oing to give me a coumpter. how do yo get down the chimn ey? I f they dont h ave a chimeny So how do yo get in? I hopeyou have room for my request. I would play it all the time. love Daymien Dear, Santa allI want for ChristmasisaMonster High collect. I am wundring, how do you eat all those cookies inthe wholeworld? Ihoep you havea reallygratechristmas andtellallof the reindeerI said, I love themexpeshle radof. I want the monster Highcollect becus they lookso cute. Love, Delaney D ear Santa, I would like a ipo d touch with a purple case. Its ok if you cant get it. I have w anted it for a long t ime. L ove, Katie D ear Santa, I m writing to yo u b ecause you arevery very nice! May you p lease get me atable o ra kinlle I dont really care because you can real off of both of t hem. I would want this because then I w ould always real off of it. I hope you havr oom on your Sleigh f or my request. Thankyoufor always b eing nice to all the n ice children all around the world. I hope you have the best Christmas ever! Byt he way What do you f eed your reindeer? Please write a request b ack to me. l ove, Elianna Dear Santa claus, I wanta air sivimal er sobody Plus I love this toy andI hope you can bring it. I just love it! Sincerely, A lexander Dear, Santa I am writing you th is letter becase I want to wish you a Merry Chistmas. you are eating so much cookies do you feel sick after eating all of those cookies?becase you are eating so much andI forgot to tell you I would like for Chistmas a Lalalopsy house and onthe magizine itcame with a Lalalopsy sillyHair doll I hope you have the best Chistmas. Sicilerly, Mackenzie From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com

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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun t hat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to c ome worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult B ible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, 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 c hanging Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 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 S tudy, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CA THOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a .m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCAS EBRING The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be titled Lessons and Carols will be led by Rev. Jefferson Cox att he 7 p.m. service. Lector/assistant will be Ron Fitzpatrick. There will be special music one-half hour prior to the service. C hristmas Day service will be led by Deacon David Thoresen with Communion.A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK The S hepherds (Luke 2: 9 be the Sunday morning message presented by LarryR oberts, minister. There will be no Sunday e vening service. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. ForestA ve. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK This C hristmas Eve, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled God With Us. Christmas carols and Candlelight service ofD ivine Worship is celebrated is the evening. This Christmas Day, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled TheG reat Surprise: The Word Among Us. No adult Bible study. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east theA von Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.org.C hristian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morningi s titled Christian Science. The keynote is from Romans 1 0:15 . . How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,a nd bring glad tidings of good things! T he church is at 146 N. Franklin St., Sebring.Christian Training Church SEBRING The regular services for Sunday, Dec. 25 and for Wednesday, Dec. 28 are canceled. The next meet-i ng will be Jan. 1.Eastside Christian ChurchL AKE PLACID All are invited to attend the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Our Christmas DayS ervice will be at the regular time. There is no Lunch Bunch scheduled for December; the next one will be Jan. 26 att he Olive Garden in Sebring. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave. in LakeP lacid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. The phone number is4 65-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will b e at 7 p.m. Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Between Emperors and Angels. Scripture will be taken from Luke 2:1-20. R ev. George Miller will lead Christmas Day worship services. Scripture readings will be taken from Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:39-45; Luke2 :1-7; and Luke 2:8-21. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visits ebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING There will be two Christmas Eve (Saturday The early service on Christmas Eve will start at 7p .m. There will be a childrens service with a Christmas play being pre-s ented. The play is titled Christmas in Bethlem and is being performed by thec hildren of Faith Lutheran Church. There will also be an 11 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve; this servicei s also offering communion. Christmas Day (Sunday w ill have one service at 10 a.m. Sunday; there will be no Sunday school. New Years Eve (Saturday, Dec. 31) will be offeringC ommunion Service at 7 p.m. New Years Day (Sunday, Jan. 1) we will be offering Communion Service at 10a .m.; there will be no Sunday school.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK First Baptist Church of Avon Park is at 100 N. Lake Ave. with Rev. Jon Beck, pastor. C hristmas Eve Candlelight Service begins at 6 p.m. Christmas Day service begins at 10:45 a.m. There will be no Sunday evenings ervice. Call 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 1 00 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. No Christmas Days ervice. First Baptist Church of SebringS EBRING First Baptist Sebring welcomes all to t heir Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary and on Christmas Day, Sunday Dec. 25. There will be only ones ervice at 10:30 a.m.; no Sunday school or Sunday evening service. N ew YearsDay, Sunday, J an. 1, will have regular services. The church is at 200 E. Center Ave.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The Christmas Eve service will be held at 6 p.m. Christmas morning worship is at 10a .m. F irst Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or email firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. Thec hurch website is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church of SebringSEBRING At the L ords Table this Sunday m orning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communio n will be served by CatherineB aker, Chris Baker, Mike a nd Carol Graves. Continued on page 11B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 11B 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-mailr edeemer1895@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 9a .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 e vening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An 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 o n 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, 8a .m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Greeting the congregation this morning are Howard Woodruff and S herry Kunsak. The readers for the Christmas Meditation and re-lighting of the Advent Candles andl ighting of the Christ Candle will be done by Noel and Juanita Roberts and Kateland Altersburger. AChristmas message, Luke 2:120, will be brought by Pastor J uanita Roberts. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Saturday, D ec. 24, there will be a Candlelight Christmas Eve service a t 7 p.m. The Christ candle, which s tands for Proclaim, will be lit in a ddition to the other four candles. Kathleen Richards will be the Litany Reader, Savannah Oldfield will light the candles and Stephen B rown will be the candle lighting r eader. There will be a dramatic presentation called Cloud of Witnesses. Guest organist will be Emily Hayner. Special music during the offertory will be April Garcia at the piano playing Do You Hear What I Hear? and Little Drummer Boy. The public is invited. On Sunday there will be no Sunday school. Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled TheB irth of Jesus based on Matthew 1:18-25. Special music will be provided by the Johnson family. The church office will be closed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. T he church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.F irst Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Christmas Eve C ommunion and Candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day sermon title will b e Hope in a Dark Hour, given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.First Presbyterian Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID First P resbyterian Church of Lake Placid is at 117 N. Oak Ave.; phone number is 465-2742; and website is www.fpclp.com. The Christmas Eve Worship S ervice will have two special candlelight services at 6 and 8 p.m. A nursery will be open for the 6 p.m. worship service. There will be just one Christmas D ay Service in the church sanctuary. There will not be Sunday school on that morning.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Christmas Eve candlelight services will be at 5 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary withc ommunion being served in the chapel following the services. A contemporary service with com-m union will be at 9 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the m essage on Christmas Sunday, Bethlehem Out of You Shall C ome a Ruler at the one service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. No Sunday school. L isten Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the Worship S ervice. Call the church office at 3855184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills AssociationC lubhouse. N o Tuesday night Bible study this week. S unday join members for coffee, sweets and fellowship. The pastor brings a special Christmas message celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Visit www.gracepointemin istries.net for upcoming events. Ustream available (live or 24/7 o f all services in Sebring. Log on to ustream.tv and then enter gracep ointetv in the search box. Friday Night Bible study with GoToMeeting. Let the pastor knowi f you would like to participate; c all 658-2534.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Christmas Eve Candle Light service begins at 7 p.m. with The Little Family, The Bernardo Family, The Niemiec Family, The Armentrout Family,a nd The Cribb Family telling the Christmas Story. Abby Bernardo will sing Silent Night; Roland Bates sings Marys Little Child; and VicA nderson plays O Holy Night. Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be The Peace of Christmas, with Scripture from Luke 2:1-4. T he service will also include Beverly LeBeck, David Nuske and Flossi Moore singing Go Tell it on the Mountain, and Vic Andersons trumpet solo of TheC arol. Starting Jan. 8 there will be two services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix phone number 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Candlelight C hristmas Eve Service at 7 p.m., (pre-service music begins at 6:30 Continued from page 10B C ontinued on page 12B

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C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunFriday, December 23, 2011www.newssun.com 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; #2 lifestyle; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 RELIGION p.m.). This service will feature special music by the Sanctuary Choir, the mens quartet and others. The cong regation will sing carols a nd there will be a Christmas meditation by Pastor Fred Ball. Christmas Day Worship Service is in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m., with Rev. Fred Ball preaching. This will be the only service of the day. There will be no Sunday school or youth group on C hristmas Day. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING There will be a Christmas Eve service Saturday at 6:30 p.m. There will be morning and evening services on Christmas Day. The morning Bible lesson, According to Gods PromiseChristmas, is taken from Luke 1 (King J ames Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the morning and evening worship services.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Great Joy for All! with biblical refer-e nce from Luke 2:1-20 will be the topic for the Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5 and 7 p.m. On Christmas Day the messagea t all three services will be The True Light has Come! with reference from John 1:1-14. Nursery is provided at all services.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Sunday mornings sermon will be Gifts? by the Rev. Don Davis. There will be a candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon is Christmas 1784. No fellowship following service.The Way ChurchS EBRING The Birth of Jesus is the message thatP astor Reinhold Buxbaum w ill bring on Christmas Day. There will be a fellowship hour at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast food and videos. ACandlelight Service will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 there will be a campfire on the church grounds at 6:30 p.m. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastor's messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 11B Tanglewood plans Christmas Eve servicesSEBRING Saturday there will be a candlelight service held at 7 p.m. at Tanglewood CommunityC hurch, 1600 Tanglewood Circle, in the center hall. Pastor Ken Thoreson will present his Parables in Chalk. A ny questions, call 4710321. The public is invited.R oyal City puts on Christmas Eve concertSEBRING Christmas E ve Concert with Royal City, Keeping Christ in Christmas, is set for at 9p .m. at the Whisper Lake Mobile Community C lubhouse, 1429 Whisper Lake Blvd. This event is open to the public. Use the Memorial Drive entrance. (enter thep ark, straight to first stop sign, turn left, clubhouse s traight ahead). Free will offering will be taken to show gratitude tot his group coming here on Christmas Eve.First Presbyterian plans Communion, Candlelight serviceSEBRING AChristmas E ve Communion and Candlelight service will be h eld at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church ARPin Sebring, 319 Poinsettia Ave. Everyone is invited for this special, heart-warming serv-i ce.Christmas services at First Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID Saturday will be the Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. No childcare. S undays Christmas Day service will be one service at 10 a.m. No childcare or Link Groups. First Baptist of Lorida sets s ervices LORIDA First Baptist C hurch of Lorida activities will be as follows: Saturday Christmas E ve will be a candlelight service with communion at 6 :30 p.m. Sunday Christmas no Sunday school worship at 10:30 a.m. No evening service this date. Regular sched-u le resumes on Jan. 1. Sunday, Jan. 22 the Wine F amily will perform their gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Worship in music with thisi nspiring family. Alove offering will be taken. T he church is just off U.S. 98 in Lorida, at 1927 Blessings Ave. For morei nformation, call 655-1878.Dont sit home alone on Christmas DayL AKE PLACID The First Presbyterian Church will have a free Christmas dinner in its fellowship hall, 118 N. Oak Ave., at 4 p.m. The Words of Christmas DVD will be showing at 3 p.m. This event is open to all in t he community wanting a healthy, friendly Christmase xperience. The menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, cranberry relish, corn and broccoli, rolls and d esserts. For more information, ca ll 243-4177.Grief Group begins Jan. 6SEBRING Grief Group w ill meet at 1 p.m. Fridays in January at Emmanuel U nited Church of Christ fell owship hall chapel. The c hurch is at 3115 Hope St. (off Hammock Road). The first one is Friday, Jan. 6. For more information, ca ll 4 71-1999 or email pastormiller224@aol.com.Flotas celebrate 19 years at Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING On Monday, J an. 15 at 2 p.m., there will be an open house in the Buttonwood Bay recreation hall for Rev. Howard and Bea Flota to celebrate 19plus years of service to the Church of Buttonwood Bay He retired from the ministry in the fall. A lthough I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, andt his is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration. For the last few years, I h ave never had to check my calendar to know when it is time to celebrate theC hristmas season. It seems that the Thanksgiving turkey always gives rise tow hat I shall refer to as the Holiday Turkey. No sooner i s my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly inside of me when the Holiday Turkeysb egin their assault on Christmas. D o not let this get out, but I love it. Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin theira ssault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they d id not. I expect them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes tos how that the Christmas story has not lost its o ffense. Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord J esus Christ embrace this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, we are celebrating the fact that JesusC hrist came into the world to save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year when most people are having a diffi-c ult time. Dont get me wrong h ere. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every day.T here is something special about setting aside one day out of the year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I vener-a te the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege oncea year to celebrate His birthday. I know He was not born on December 25, but it is the thought that counts. Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting C hristmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture butt hat is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this yearf or your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will do moreg ood than something you buy in the store that will be o bsolete by the time they open it Christmas morning. Then there are those w ho take this time of the year to do nothing but p arty, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during thec elebration of Christs birth because of some intoxicate d driver. This is not the reason for the season. Y ou can always tell the quality of a person by what t hey celebrate and how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will a ccuse me right here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? W hy is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those areas that are matters of life and death. M y doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I w ould like to punch him in the nose. What right doesh e have to tell me that I have something wrong with me? Well, hes the doctor. How many people have shortened their life by notl istening to their judgmental doctor? Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, You have no rightt elling me what to do. Im going to have a good time. Dont you judge me. Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing some young family coming home from a Christmas party. That certainly is not the reason for the season. The Christmas season is n ot the season to get so drunk you do not knoww hat you are doing that you h urt other people and it is not the season to spend y ourself into the poor house for the next year or so. The Christmas season is the season to celebrate Gods answer to mans incurable dilemma. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begott en Son, that whosoever b elieveth in him should not perish, but have everlasting l ife (John 3:16 KJVThe a nswer to all of mans problem is Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is t he season to join with fami ly and neighbor and sing of Gods amazing Grace. Go ahead. Deck your hallsw ith Holly but in the midst of it all, give God the gloryi n the highest. This is the s eason for our streets to echo with the joyous celeb ration of Christ coming into this world. Then there are those w ho object. I have a proposition for all of the Holiday Turkeysw ho object to me celebrati ng Christmas or trying to call it something other than what it really is. Y ou do not have to celebrate the Christmas season; just allow me to celebrate it in a way that I see fit.T hen, I will not celebrate A pril 1 or Halloween but will allow you to celebrate your holidays anyway you want to. I think that is fair.I t is a two-for-one deal I am not sure anybody could ever pass up. C elebrate your holiday, and I will celebrate the Christmas season and wish all my friends a very MerryC hristmas and a happy New Year. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God F ellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in SilverS prings Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellows hip.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Merry is as merry celebrates CHURCHNEWS SNAPSHOTS RELIGION NEWS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder NEWS-SUN 385-6155 SALTLAKE CITY(AP Idol runner-up David Archuleta will take a break from his singing career to serve a two-year proselytizing mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The contestant from the 2007-2008 season made the announcement during a Christmas concert Monday in downtown Salt Lake City, according to KSL.com. The 20-year-old Miami native, who grew up in Murray, Utah, said hes not quitting music, but feels a strong call to serve the church. Avideo of the concert on Archuletas website shows him overwhelmed with emotion and crying as he talks about his plans. The crowd screams wildly with the news and gives him a standing ovation. s not because someone told me that Im supposed to do it, and not because I no longer want to do music, but because its the feeling that Ive felt I need to do this with my life, Archuleta told the crowd. Archuleta was 16 and one of the youngest contestants when he competed on the seventh season of American Idol. The runner-up has since released three albums, one of which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2010, he performed with the Grammywinning Mormon Tabernacle choir at the groups annual Christmas concert. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed that Archuleta had been called on a mission by the faith. Hawkins said he didnt know when Archuleta was scheduled to report for missionary training. The location of Archuletas mission has not been disclosed. Statistics released in April show the church has more than 52,200 members currently are serving full-time proselytizing or service missions worldwide. About 75 percent of missionaries are men between 19 and 21. Single women over 21 and retired couples make up the remaining 25 percent. Single men typically serve for two years, and women and couples serve for 18 months. Idol runner-up Archuleta to serve Mormon mission

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C M Y K B y RACHELCOHEN APSports WriterNEWYORK The biggest draw in television is going mobile. The Super Bowl will be streamed online and to phones in the U.S. for the first time, the NFLsaid Tuesday. NBCs broadcasts of wild card Saturday, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl will be available on the leagues and networks websites and through Verizons NFLMobile app. The service will include additional camera angles, ingame highlights and live stats and replays of those always popular Super Bowl ads. NBC has been streaming its Sunday Night Football telecasts for four seasons, and what the network has found is its not just being used by fans who cant get in front of a set. Many of the page views come from people using the service as a complement to watching the game on TV. That certainly would seem likely for the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 from Indianapolis. The game is annually by far the biggest attraction on television, with last seasons Packers-Steelers matchup drawing a record U.S. audience for any show with 111 million viewers. Whether its just for a quarter if somebody has to run out to the store to get something they forgot, now they can stay connected to the game, Hans Schroeder, the NFLs senior vice president of media strategy and development, told The Associated Press. With sucha big television audience, it will be interesting to see the expanded reach. NBCs streams on Sunday nights typically average 200,000-300,000 viewers, compared with 21 million for the telecasts. The network has seen no evidence it hurts the traditional broadcasts healthy TVratings. If anything, the extra options online may help keep fans glued to the games on their sets. e dont want to limit ourselves to people not in front of the TV, said Rick Cordella, vice president and general manager for NBC Sports Digital Media. The playoffs are appointment viewing, he added. People schedule their day around it. The NFLand NBC will do extensive research to find out exactly how many people are watching the streams and how theyre using them. What number of fans want to watch the Super Bowl each year but arent in front of a TVfor whatever reason? Schroeder wonders had this been around for the Super Bowl three years ago, if fans at parties would have used the service to watch Santonio Holmestoe-scraping winning touchdown catch for the Pittsburgh Steelers over and over again. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 23, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 12/23/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 2 2 0 0 7 7 DIVERSIONS DearAbby: After 19 years of marriage, my hus-b and left me for a younger woman. I found out later that they had been dating for severaly ears. They moved in together immediately after our separation, and she was pregnant at the divorce hearing. They had a babyb oy eight months later. At every event with my k ids, they come together with their son and she steers the conversation toh er life, whats going on, etc. I have tried to be silent a nd civil, but she ruined my daughters high school graduation by gossiping and giggling behind me and the kids the entiree vent. I am trying not to be a b itter ex, but I have had to bite back some nasty words to both of them. Any sug-g estions on how to deal with a miserably blended f amily? Blended Family in Baton Rouge, La. D earBlendedFamily: Yes, and please dont thinkI am without sympathy. T he surest way to deal with your miserably blended f amily is to make a conscious decision to get on with your life. If youre not interested in what the woman has to say, get upa nd move away. No one says you must listen to her prattle. Develop your own interests and activities, and meet some new friends. The stronger and more independent you become,t he better off youll be. Trust me. DearAbby: I have been in a relationship with Anita for four years. She moved in with me twoy ears ago and our home life has been wonderful. We are a unique couple. We have discussed marriage, but neither of usb elieves in the tradition. Id like to show Anita how much I love her, as well as show others we're in a serious relationship. An engagement ring would be a way to show it. However, the term engagement would not be accurate because we do not plan to marry. Can you suggest another symbol or even another term for a ring to show unity without indicating thee ventuality of marriage? Romantic in Ohio Dear R omantic: How about calling Anitas ring a commitment ring? Or give her a pendant with a sweet message engraved on theb ack? Or a wristwatch engraved with, Love ya til the end of time, or ... til time runs out. Another way to indicate to otherst hat youre together but dont believe in tradition w ould be to hold a commitment ceremony and invite friends. DearAbby: There is an i ssue driving a wedge between my wife and me. I h ave always believed that my casual shirts (in fact, all my shirts) should bew orn tucked into my slacks. My wife feels they s hould be left out. I think I look better with them tucked in. She feels differ-e ntly. Abby, you can save our marriage if youll let us k now who is right. To tuck, or not to tuck that is the q uestion. And, by the way, she says I should mention that I have a bodacious waistline, which means I could lose 40 pounds. Friar Tuckedin Longmont, Colo. Dearucked: Your wife is your best friend and she is right. (If you doubt it, consult a mens haberdasher.) By leaving yours hirt out, you would appear to be a few pounds thinner. W hen you tuck it in, your bodacious waistline is accentuated by a horizontal line, which makes you appear to be heavier. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an Buren, also known as J eanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA9 0069. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send a business-size, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. First wife has heard enough of young replacements chatter Dear Abby By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticS ometimes, reacting to a m ovie is all about the expect ations you bring with you walking into it. We Bought a Z oo is about a family that buys a zoo. Its as high-conc ept as you can get, outside o f maybe Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and its equally s traightforward in wearing its heart on its sleeve. We know to expect this ahead of time because WeB ought a Zoo comes from C ameron Crowe, the writerdirector of Say Anything ..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous and, more recently, the 2005 flop Elizabethtown. Weknowt here will be some poignantly phrased life lessons in store for this family as they struggle to reconnect after them others death. The whole exercise could h ave been agonizingly mawkish, and/or filled with cheap, lazy animal-poop jokes. And yet, its not. Its actually surprisingly charming and more emotionally understated than the material would suggest, and a lot of that has to do with Matt Damons performance. He is an actor incapable of fakingi t, one who cannot mail it in, and so he brings great a uthenticity and gravitas to the role of Benjamin Mee, aw idower and father of two. e Bought a Zoo, which Crowe co-wrote with Aline Brosh McKenna, is based ona true story with some t weaks.) Six months after his wife died of cancer, Benjamin is struggling to move on. Hes having trouble dedicatingh imself to his career as a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and finds himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan (ColinF ord); meanwhile, his younger daughter, Rosie ( Maggie Elizabeth Jones), is an impossibly adorable angel. B enjamin thinks a change of scenery might help, so he q uits his job and moves the family to a rustic, rambling house on 18 acres outside the c ity. Seems perfect except for the fact that the land includes an animal park that has fallen into disrepair. Since Benjamin is a writera nd not a zoologist, he has no idea what hes doing. He gets some help from the parks ragtag, hippie crew, led by Scarlett Johansson as theh ottest zookeeper on the planet. M oving to a zoo spoiler alert! eventually helpse veryone reconcile. No big shocker there. And no, this does not occur through the mystical power of the animals radiating positive vibest o the universe. The lions and tigers and bears are mercifully free of cloying anthropomorphism. Basically, father and son are just stuck in them iddle of nowhere and the necessity for teamwork thrusts them back together. D ylan also makes friends with the only other kid his a ge on the grounds, the ebullient Lily, played by Elle F anning. Yes, We Bought a Zoo is sentimental and overlong,a nd full of obligatory fishout-of-water physical humor. B ut everyone is so good in it especially Damon, who b rings real emotional truth to his characters grievingp rocess that its hard not to be won over. Johansson has a no-nonsense likabilitya bout her performance, and the suggested romance between her character and Damons, while easy to pre-d ict, isnt milked for easy heart-tugging. Its a beautiful film, too: Everything is bathed in thiss ort of magical sunlight, the work of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution), which enhances the sensation that anything is possible. This is the first feature from Crowe since the heavy-handed, overly quirky Elizabethtown, and while its not a complete return to form, its close enough. MCTphoto Matt Damon stars as Benjamin Mee in We Bought a Zoo. e Bought a Zoo tugs at heart M ovie Review e Bought a Zoo Rating: PG (for language and some thematic elements) Running time: 123 minutes Review: (of 4 Super Bowl to be streamed online, to phones NEWYORK (APs infamous Friday video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views. The Google Inc. video-sharing site announced its most-viewed clips of the year Tuesday. The 14-year-old Black was turned into a viral video celebrity after her parents paid a production company to make the music video for her. Friday became an unlikely, off-key global hit. Because of a legal dispute with Ark Music Factory, the video has had two YouTube incarnations, both of which were tabulated in the year-end count. The second most popular video was Ultimate Dog Tease, in which an owner taunts a dog with food and voices its reactions. Third was the Saturday Night Live digital short featuring Michael Bolton as a rabid Pirates of the Caribbean fan. Rebecca Black tops YouTube videos in Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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C M Y K LIVING 14B PA GE News-Sun Friday, December 23 2011 Letters To SantaPAGE6B With todays video cameras, recording your family gatherings is a snap. But creating genuinely entertaining, watch-emagain-and-again home movies requires more than just pointing and shooting. Never fear. With our 10 tips and a bit of advice from director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and a veteran of years shooting his two kids), well help you earn a star on your familys own Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gregory Lauzon, FamilyFun magazine A good shot is often dictated by the direction and quality of light, and for most situations that means a soft, warm light on your subjects face. One rule to remember is to always keep the light source behind your camera, even when shooting outdoors. Indoors, turn on all the lights or open all the shades. Lembeck also stresses the importance of the lights quality. Natural light is always the best light, anytime you can get it, he says. Anyone who has a video came ra knows that home movies are too often dominated by the sound of the camera operat ors voice, fingers fumbling w ith controls everything but whats being shot. Thats because the built-in microphones record the sounds in the immediate vicinity of the camera, not necessarily what you see in the viewfinder. The solution? Agood, external d irectional microphone you can aim at what you are filming. Check your camera manufacturersWeb site for a recommendation or try a univers al, panoramic microphone ( prices start at around $75). If there is one golden rule about improving your home v ideos, its stop jiggling. Brace your camera against your body o r a solid object. For specific s hots like a childs play or concert, a tripod cant be beat. Look for a lightweight, comp act model with a three-way head (available for $50 and up). Atripod is especially terrific for standing group shots a nd fast action, Lembeck says. P ut a little forethought into your v ideo shoots, and make the process easier and the results better. C harge up all your b atteries. Position your subjects in front of an u ncluttered background. A djust your background music. But most important, Lembeck says, is to figure outw here you want to be and make sure you are there when it happens. You want to place yours elf so you see the kidsfaces as t hey run into the room with the presents not their backs. You dont want to miss a moment of t heir experience. W hen possible, frame your subjects off center. When you shoot a movie, its rare to see a close-up right through the goalp osts, right on center ice, as we say. Were always leading the audience to the left or right ... its more cinematic, Lembeck s ays. That said, be careful not to do too much panning with the c amera a habit sometimes r eferred to as firehosing. Try to stay focused on your subject. The best home videos tell a tale. Take the camera outside for an establishing shot a few moments of your house decorated for the holidays. Get some footage of the kids huddled excitedly at the top of the stairs; include a shot of a clock. Be sure, though, to avoid snapshooting (filming just a few seconds in each clip let the story tell itself. Dont try to make anyone behave. It ruins the spontaneity, Lembeck says. Just photograph. Thats photojournalism being in the middle of the experience when a gift is being opened. Thats what you love looking at when you play it back. Using the zoom feature when you shoot can be pretty tantalizing, but remember: the more you zoom in, the shakier your picture gets, and the action of zooming in and out can make viewers motion sick (too much, in fact, is called motorzooming solution is to get physically closer to your subject and not use the zoom. Another is to use the feature sparingly and do it slowly. ou can get nice and close without being obtrusive when you zoom a bit, Lembeck says. You can get in there without spoiling the moment. Shooting family videos is really all about having fun, so try experimenting with some trick shots. For instance, to create a homemade time machine, film your youngest child walking into a closet labeled Time Machine, then hit Pause. Without moving or changing anything else, have your eldest child swap places with the youngest, then film him walking out. Use a similar technique to shoot, say, an endless stream of family exiting a door of a relatives car thats just pulled up. Many new h ome compute rs come with easy-to-use v ideo editing s oftware that lets you turn the roughest digital f ootage into Oscarworthy material. Its especially good for cutting down long, drawn-out scenes and focusing on the m ost entertaining moments. You can also:Create title and credit framesAdd transitions O verlay sound tracks C hange the order of scenes For the most watchable results, though, resist the temptation to use every special-effect transition in the book; the best ones are usually subtle. You want your viewers to focus on the subject matter, not the software wizardry. (For other tips on editing home videos, check out videomaker.com.) In addition to making copies of y our movies on DVDs and s ending them to friends and family, a great way to share videos is by posting comp ressed clips on the Web. A n umber of sites now offer video sharing. Some, like YouTube (youtube.com f ree, but have ads. Others, like Phanfare (phanfare.com charge a fee but have a more f amily-friendly interface and feel. Phanfare also lets you upload still pictures. ILLUSTRATIONS BY LISAPARETT/ FAMILYFUN MAGAZINE