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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Highlands County Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday night with a party and fundraiser at the Sebring Convention Center. But balloons, good food and the sense of shared mission were only the surface story. The heart of the matter lies in the 145 homes in the county where families gather under sound roofs they helped to raise. As if the work done over the years wasnt enough, Habitat staff and volunteers are thrilled about their latest project at Masons Ridge, a full subdivision of 59 twoand three-bedroom homes named in honor of Mason Smoak, who was on the board of directors before he died unexpectedly in 2008. The development, part of which is still under construction, will include shopping, services, a community center, pocket parks and walking and biking trails. No other Habitat organization in the country has tried anything like it. At a recent conference in Washington D.C., John Hawthorne, director of Highlands County Habitat, was inundated with questions about the project. Thursday morning, Sherita Baggett became the newest Habitat homeowner, and the first Masons Ridge resident, signing closing papers at attorney Mark Breeds office and accepting the keys to her new front door. Baggett put in the required 400 hundred hours of manual labor, from digging trenches to nailing studs to hanging drywall. It took two years of work and patience, but its been worth the wait, said Baggett, who couldnt keep a smile off her face and carried a disposable camera with which to NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, May 1, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 51 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 90 68Complete Forecast PAGE 6A T-storms around in the afternoon Forecast Question: Should city governments do business with a company owned by an elected official or their spouse? Next question: Are you glad the royal wedding is over? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries William Cheshire Age 75, of Albuquerque Thomas Paige Age 76, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 8.3% No 91.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 109 Arts & Entertainment10B Business 8A Chalk Talk 6B Classifieds 10A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope 13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B Pause & Consider13B School Menus 5B Sports On TV 2B Index Title gameDevils fall to McKeel in district championship SPORTS, 1BCamp Run-a-MuckLCE students head outdoors for education PAGE2A PAGE14B By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y firstname.lastname@example.org m AVON PARK Repeatedly througho ut approximately an hour of questioning with local med ia on Thursday, Avon Pa rk Police Chief Michael Row an spoke of his responsibiliti es as a law enforcement office r, standing by his decision to investigate alleg ed Government in the Sunshi ne Law violations involvin g council members and oth er allegations against senior city staff. Rowan is currently on paid administrative leave, put there by interim city manager Julian Deleon o n April 19 because of his co ncerns about those investig ations some of whi ch involved recording convers ations with Deputy May or Brenda Gray. I stand by my investig ation, Rowan said. Ho w would my community fe el about me if I turned a blin d eye to corruption? I did take an oath of office that is sacred to me I am sworn to uphold the law . Rowan said he had n ot begun to investigate the ci ty council on a whim or f or revenge, or to keep his job. These concerns about h is motives are based on the fa ct that Rowan had applied f or the job of city manager, an d was one of the 11 finalists as well as the fact that his jo b now hangs in the balance. Rowan said he beg an investigating only becau se numerous people h ad approached him asking hi m to look into the council s actions. As a police office r I was bound to investigate, he said. Rowan defends probe o f officials APPDchief: I stand by my investigation Rowan See ROWAN, page 5A John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun-Herald/MC T Zach Broadway helps salvage clothes out of Jimmy and Sherri Henrys house in Snell, Miss.,on Thursday, April 28, after a tornado destroyed the house on Wednesday, killing four people Associated PressPRATTCITY, Ala. The beat-up pickup truck patrolled beat-up Pratt City, stopping at taped-off intersections as volunteers jumped out of the back to hand out water and groceries to residents of this Birmingham suburb ravaged by the second-deadliest day for a twister outbreak in U.S. history. Down the road, dozens more volunteers transformed the local elementary school into a community pit stop. One room was devoted to storing bread, another to sorting donated clothing. Adoctor set up shop in one part of the building, and volunteers staffed the grill in front while college students formed an assembly line to unload trucks stuffed with fresh supplies. Im from the community but my house wasnt damaged, so I had to help, said Elsie Bailey, who was working in a room doling out Volunteers pitch in to help tornado outbreaks survivors See TORNADO, page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Homeowner Sherita Baggett prepares to pick up another load Saturday morning. Baggett is the 145th person to earn a Highlands County Habitat home. A Moving Anniversary News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sherita Baggett and Tracee Smoak share a moment of joy Saturday between heavy lifting, while Baggett moves into her new home. Habitat for Humanity celebrates 20 years with 145th new homeowner See HABITAT, page 3A
Page 2ANews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com April 27 162026273753x:2Next jackpot $19 millionApril 23 122232384353x:2 April 20 42040434653x:3 April 27 1123293336 April 26 711162633 April 25 1116242831 April 24 34162226 April 27 (n) 2037 April 27 (d) 1927 April 26 (n) 5233 April 26 (d) 6803 April 27(n) 16 4 April 27 (d) 55 1 April 26 (n) 67 4 April 26(d) 31 9 April 26 151943441 April 22 524394221 April 19 838394210 April 15 259314 April 27 424404455 PB: 5 PP: 2Next jackpot $25 millionApril 23 311474858 PB: 19 PP: 3 April 20 924343643 PB: 27 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, April 28: Steven Andrew Acevedo, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with trespassing. Harold Lee Byrd, 48, of Avon park, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Ana Gabriella Gomez, 24, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference unauthorized possession/use of driver license/identification. Justin Dawayne Hatchett, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with robbery and grand theft of motor vehicle. Joseph Lawrence Heston, 23, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended/revoked. Carlos Ivan Maldonado, 54, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, and possession of cocaine. Corrine Nicole Myers, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with fraud/impersonation, and petit theft. Emigido Santiago-Gonzal, 44, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Donald Craig Strange, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of burglary tools with intent to use, loitering or prowling, and resisting an officer without violence. Nancy Nicole Wyche, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with two counts of contempt of court reference failed to pay child support. Anthony Shane Young, 18, of Orlando, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting officer with violence. POLICEBLOTTER Got something to sell? Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Tea Party to watch Atlas ShruggedSEBRING The Highlands County Tea Party will present Atlas Shrugged at the Fairmount Theater at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Please arrive at 6:30 p.m. The theater is at 3750 U.S. 27 North in Sebring. Call 385-9980 for more information.Writers group to meet at BeefsSEBRING The Florida Writer's Association group, Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Sebring Beef OBradys, 2940 U.S. 27. Come earlier to eat dinner. Local writer Suzanna Crean will host the meeting. Meetings are geared toward networking and writers helping writers. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. Call Barbara Beswick at 402-9181.Parking lot sale set at Arc Resale StoreAVON PARK The Arc Resale Store at 899 W. Main St. in Avon Park is having an inventory reduction sale Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot. All clothing and shoes will be 50 cents per item in this sale of donated merchandise that has never been displayed in the store. There will be free popcorn and soda available for purchase.Events at Recreation ClubSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, located at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring, (phone number 3852966), will host the following events during the summer months (May 1 through Nov. 7): Monday: ice cream shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: bridge at 12:30 p.m. and ping pong at 3 p.m Wednesday: line dancing from 7-8:30 p.m. and ice cream shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m.. Thursday: ping pong at 3 p.m. Friday: bridge at 12:30 p.m. Saturday: ping pong at 3 p.m. and pin shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m.Events at VFW 9853AVON PARK Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPo st 9853 in Avon Park will host the following events this week: Monday Happy hour all day. Bar menu served from 47 p.m. Wednesday Happy hour all day. House Committee meeting at 7 p.m. ThursdayBar bingo at 1 p.m. Lunch served at break for $1. Friday Fish fry for $7 served from 5-7 p.m. Music by Uptown Country from 57 p.m. Saturday Karaoke by Pe g and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Ba r menu served from 4-7 p.m. NASCAR at 7:30 p.m. Call 452-9853.Celtic American Society meets WednesdayThe Celtic American Society of the Highlands wi ll hold its last monthly meetin g of the season on Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Fir st Presbyterian Church of Sebring. Refreshments and social time will be at 6.30 p.m. followed by our program at 7. The program wil l be a video presentation of The Edinburgh Tattoo. During the summer, the society will meet at various restaurants to have dinner and keep in touch. For more information cal l Barbara Wood 314-9141 or Richard Banis 381-9081 LAKELAND (AP) G rocery store chain P ublix is developing a u niform policy on coupon u se. APublix spokeswoman t old the Lakeland Ledger o n Friday that the compan ywide policy is schedu led to be implemented in t he next few weeks. Spokeswoman Shannon P atten says customers h ave asked for a coupon p olicy that is consistent at e ach Publix store. Currently, the L akeland-based Publix a ccepts coupons from m anufacturers, competit ors and some online c oupons. Particularly s avvy shoppers have been a ble to combine coupons f or steep discounts on t heir grocery bills. Publix to unveil new coupon policy By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Ten fires t hroughout the county o ver the past week have k ept the local fire departm ents as well as the F lorida Division of F orestry busy. Two fires began last M onday, on Horse H ammock Road in Avon P ark and Quail Avenue in S ebring. Three fires were r eported last Tuesday o ne at Henscratch Road a nd Miller Avenue, anothe r six miles south of Lake P lacid and one off B ramblewood Road in N orth Sebring. The Bramblewood fire i s still under investigat ion. According to a press r elease from the Division o f Forestry. The fire b egan under suspicious c ircumstances and c aused some minimal d amage to the exterior of a home in the area. Wildfire Mitigation S pecialist Melissa Yunas s aid five other fires p opped up between W ednesday evening and F riday morning. Theyre pretty small a nd the (local) fire departm ents are jumping on t hem fast and knocking t hem out, said Yunas. There has been a lot of l ightning in the county. It h as become really intense. T he last few (fires) have a ll been results of that. T he thing about lightning i s it doesnt make a fire r ight away, it can smolder f or days and then just pop o ut, Yunas said. Afire on Thursday was 3 00 feet from a home w hen Highlands County F ire Department made it o n the scene, according to Y unas. They jumped right on i t, Yunas said. Neighboring counties a re also experiencing i ntense wildfires due to t he recent lightning. Glades County has had s everal pop up as well. We a ctually lost two homes o ver there, near LaBelle. L uckily Highlands hasnt l ost any in the last few m onths, said Yunas. Yunas wanted to inform t he public of the dangers o f wildfires and how to l ower the risk of losing a h ome. Mobile homes are the m ost at risk. They just b urn differently; they b urn from the ground up. County hit by wildfire outbreak News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Lake County third grade instructor Gitona Rogers assists her science students in identifying an insect. (From left) Colby Gasden, Nathan Vandam, and Jared Roberts, spotted the bug just outside their tent during Camp-Run-a-Muck. The students spent their week outside in nature learning about insects, water conservation, soil and animals. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Gitona Rogersthird grade science class at Lake Country Elementary School had had quite a time last week. The students have spent their days outside in nature soaking up as much knowledge as possible during Camp Run-a-Muck. Weve been doing this for about 20 years, said Rogers. The students use their class time to camp outside in the school lawn and discover all they can about insects, soil, water and nature. They really enjoy it we spend the whole week out here doing this. They learn better and they retain the information better, said Rogers. Rogers has been heading Camp Run-a-Muck for her 18 years. In one tent, students Jared Roberts, Colby Gasden and Nathan Vandam were working hard trying to find the name of an insect they discovered right outside their tent. I think it is a paper wasp, said Vandam. The boys watched as the insect burrowed in and out of a hole in the ground and attempted to catch it just before Rogers stopped them. The four other tents were also filled with busy learners searching for clues to name animals in their workbooks. The students will take a field trip to Archbold Biological Station soon and Rogers is confident that what they have learned this week will show up later down the line. Weve done a lot today. We did a water conservation project, we made sunlight smores, and we have many other things planned as well, Rogers said. The week ended in a real campout overnight in the tents. Students who were given permission by their parents were able to spend the Thursday night in the tents. Lake Country students learn in nature at Camp Run-a-Muck Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The 25th Miss and Junior Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce pageants will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at South Florida Community College. The theme for the event, co-sponsored by Carpet One, is Evening in Paris. Admission if $5 for adults, $4 for kids and children 2 and under are free. The reigning Miss Avon Park is Caitlyn Marie Johnson and the Junior Miss Avon Park for 2010 is Caylie Allyne Wall. Pageant coaches are Kortney Wright, Jean Lund and Shawna Lund. The Lunds will emcee the Miss Avon Park Pageant, while Aaron Jahjah will emcee the Junior Miss. Contact Heather Howell at 443-3383 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. Miss Avon Park pageants set for Saturday See FIRES, page 7A
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 3A r ecord the moment. I did p lenty of hammering, B aggett added, singing a line f rom the folk song, If I Had a Hammer. She has worked at the H ighlands County recycling c enter for four years, dealing w ith hazardous and electroni c waste. Baggett first learned about H abitat from a woman she w orked for, joining the allw omens build in 2005 along w ith Sheriff Susan Benton. I liked the work, B aggett said. Baggett has known her s hare of tragedy. In S eptember of 2001, the h ouse where she grew up a nd in which she lived, b urned to the ground. It will be good to have a f amily home again, she s aid. She wants it to be the c enter to which her sons, 18y ear-old Wesley, and 22y ear-old Elbert, return to and w here her future grandchild ren will make memories. Mason Smoaks widow, T racee Smoak, and their c hildren, her sister and pare nts helped Baggett move in S aturday morning. People dont realize whats going on out here, Smoak said. This is a oneof-a-kind subdivision, with energy-efficient houses with its own infrastructure. So many people did so much to make it happen, said her mother, Beth Plank. The whole community gave what it could goods, services, tile, trees, said Smoak. Thats the wonderful thing. Habitat gives people a leg up, not a hand out. Its a full-circle program. Continued from page 1A Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Heartland Cultural Alliance will be opening its May show at the HCAArt & Music Gallery in the Kenilworth Lodge on Saturday, May 7. Highlands County artists in a variety of medium will be showing new and classic works. There will be an artists reception from 6-8 p.m. with classical guitar music by Kenny Summers. Wine and snacks will be provided. These free event is open to the public. From 8-10 p.m. there will be an Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute by Highlands County mus icians Frank E and Tod d Allen. Open mike warm-u p. There will be a $5 cov er charge after 8 p.m.; drin ks will be available for pu rchase. HCA, in partnersh ip with Kenilworth Lodge, h as created this first Saturd ay of the month event to gi ve venue and opportunity to the wealth of talent in Highlands County. For more informatio n contact Fred Leavitt at 40 28238, or email info@hea rtlandculturalalliance.or g. For more information o n the HCA, visit www.hea rtlandculturalalliance.org. Heartland Cultural Alliance opens May show with art, music News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Paul Rowe volunteers at the Habitat Restore with his wife Donna. The Rowes returned home to Canada for the summer Friday, but refused to miss Habitats 20th birthday party Thursday night. Here Rowe ponders a bid in the silent auction. Habitat celebrates 20 years News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (From left) Highlands County Habitat for Humanitys director John Hawthorne and board secretary Sherry Statler watch Sherita Baggett sign the papers for her new home Thursday morning. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Members of the Smoak family help Habitat for Humanitys newest homeowner Sherita Baggett move in Saturday at Masons Ridge in Sebring. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
Page 4ANews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Last week, President Obamas long f orm birth certificate was released to t he public. I was able to see it on f oxnews.com. Now the matter is sett led and we can move on to other matt ers. And if you believe that last sent ence, the sun will rise in the west t omorrow. Thats right, there are still people w ho will deny the credible evidence s hoved in their faces and maintain that P resident Obama was not born in the U nited States. For those of you who have managed t o escape any news about this, let me e xplain: Ever since the 2008 election s eason, questions have been raised a bout where President Obama was b orn. The accusation is that he was n ot born in the United States. This is k ind of important because in order to b e President you have to be a natural b orn citizen of the country. Back then candidate Obama r eleased what is called the short form o f his birth certificate. This indicated t hat yes, he was born in Hawaii. S adly, it did not even slow down those w hove been labeled as birthers. T hey demanded to see the long form o f the birth certificate, which they c laimed contained vital information t he short form left out. The birther issue got a big boost f rom Donald Trump, who made it a b ig deal as he considers a run for the W hite House. It seems his constant q uestions drove the White House to do w hat it had been resisting doing all t his time: they released the long form o f the birth certificate. Anyone expecting some great revel ation from this document is going to b e disappointed. It tells us what weve k nown all along President Barack H. Obama was born in Hawaii. Hes an American citizen. End of story. I have really tried to avoid the whole birther issue in this column. The conspiracy theories out there would fill several columns. But to me, its a non-issue. There is credible evidence out there to indicate hes an American citizen. This is an issue that distracts from true issues concerning the president, like his not-so-great policies. I will admit that I also avoided the topic because I know there are readers out there who will ignore that I disagree with the Presidents policies and accuse me of all kinds of things because I believe the evidence of the birth certificate. Trust me, I dont enjoy being called names. But this matter needs to be put to rest once and for all. If we truly want to deal with the mess we have in the country at the moment, we need to concentrate on the real issues. And at the risk of being called names, President Obamas citizenship is not a real issue. And while I dont have room in this column to deal with all the objections that will be raised looking at this latest document. I will address one objection that I heard: that while President Obamas birthdate is listed as Aug. 4, it was not signed by the doctor or accepted by the local registrar until Aug. 8, four days later. I dont know where my birth certificate is at the moment, but my friend Tina found hers. She reported to me that while she was born on Oct. 16, it was not signed by her doctor until the 23rd of the month. It wasnt received by the local registrar until Oct. 28. So either that is yet another nonissue or my friend Tina has a fake birth certificate and was secretly born in New Zealand. What do you think? Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com The dreaded birth certificate issue When a movement began, now years ago, to rid our daily language of words or phrases meant to hurt or insult, it was seen as an overdue attempt to cut the cycle of racial, ethnic and gender prejudice. Instead of going along with code words or demeaning slang we were all asked to build new vocabularies that showed more consideration and awareness of another persons feelings. Over the years, however, this basic drive to be polite evolved into something less healthy. It became a way to candy coat hard truths or a method to deny the obvious. For example keeping it light a tall person would no longer be called stretch but low-center-of-gravity challenged instead. Worst of all though, instead of becoming more connected as a people, too many of us became prickly and thin skinned, becoming hyper vigilant, looking for insults. Come to be called political correctness, what began as an effort to encourage good manners ended up being Orwellian and ridiculous a barrier to conversation, not an aid to it. Politicians, in particular, are prone to political correctness. It comes from the need to satisfy everyone and upset no one. It is a good way to pull punches and say nothing with diplomatic finesse. Which is why we thank Lake Placid Town Counc il member Steve Bastardi f or telling the unvarnished tru th and expressing his feelin gs openly at the regular tow n meeting Monday. It has been a long tim e since such honest apprais al has come from any gover nment dais. Bastardi has often spok en out about his concerns wi th the towns spending and t he uneven distribution of t he countys recreation and pa rk funding. He has repeated ly asked department heads to be careful and thorough in the ir accounting, and to let t he council know when problem s arise, especially when t he problems are too difficult to solve. When he saw the publ ic works budget was serious ly off track and that fact had n ot been brought to his or an y council members atte ntion, he blew up, upbraidin g department head Joh n Komaso on the record and in front of an audience, perha ps the biggest downside of n ot having a town administrat or who could handle these situ ations in private. Certainly his public rep rimand was uncomfortable at one point Bastardi said if it were in his power he wou ld fire Komaso but a poi nt had to made forcefully if progress was to be made. Bastardi is frustrated wi th what he sees as inaction and a failure to respond quickly in the towns best interest. To his credit, Komaso d id not become defensiv e. Instead he listened, an d acknowledged Bastardi s point. We hope all governme nt employees heed Bastardi not to create political theate r, but to create politic al progress. When speaking plain is healthy Lauras Look Laura Ware Mandatory septic law moves forward E ditor: The following is an u pdate on the status of the S eptic Tank Law: Upadte on Mandatory S eptic Law HB 13 passes the Florida H ouse yeas 110 nays 3 on A pril 15, 2011. The bill is m aking it through the F lorida Legislature seemly f aster than most with little o r no resistance. The provis ions of the bill passed last y ear and signed into law by t hen governor Crist was to b ecome effective 1 January 2 011. In November the legislat ure moved the effective d ate to 1 July 2011 so they c ould look at the bill again i n regular session focusing o n the provisions concerni ng septic tanks and drain f ields. The bill passed last y ear is SB550 and has a s ection that requires home o wners to have their septic t anks pumped out and i nspected every five years. T his would cause an unnece ssary expense for a very l arge group of Floridians. Due to the efforts of R epresentative Coley; D rake; Ford; Patronis, the o riginal sponsor of HB13 and each of the cosponsors (Representative Ben Albritton district 66 was one of the cosponsor) this legislation is just a few steps away from modifying the language of SB550 to eliminate the requirement of home owners to have septic systems pumped and inspected every five years, and replaced deemed necessary by your local Septic Tank dealer. The cost of replacement has been estimated between $5,000 and $15,000. The following is an email I received from Representative (Ben) Albrittons office concerning the passage of HB13: Mr. Singletary It has been a while since we last spoke. I hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that HB13 relating to septic tanks, which Representative Albritton co-sponsored, passed on the House Floor. Here is a summary of what the bill does: Revises legislative intent; eliminates provisions directing DOH to create & administer statewide septic tank evaluation program; eliminates procedures & criteria for evaluation program; terminates grant program for repair of onsite sewage treatment disposal systems identified pursuant to evaluation program, to conform; eliminates provisions authorizing DOH to collect evaluation report fee & provisions relating to disposition of fee proceeds & revenue-neutral fee schedule. Please feel to call or write about this or any other issue you would like to discuss. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Warm Regards, Karen L. Whaley, District Secretary to Representative Ben Albritton, District 66 (863) 534-0073 Tom Singletary Avon ParkOffense takenEditor: I took offense tonight to the Mayor (George) Hensley attempting to tell me what I should or should not call my community. Ive called where I have lived, worked, shopped and conducted my business for more than 30 years the quarters and will always call where I hang out the quarters just as my friends and associates who also are from there do. ... I will take offense when the city changes Washington Heights name to The Villages too but no one asked me or my peeps in the quarters our opinion of that name either. And Councilman (John) Griffin, you should not call me the public, a city taxpayer and voter a liar when there is public records to the facts. You stated in public at a council meeting that you would not be caught dead in Washington Heights without a police escort. I shall find this statement on my CD of public records and I shall post it here on the World Wide Web to state the facts and your error. I never forget when a negative statement is made about my community and me and my people. And if you are gonna whine about other council members not being there to vote on issues I suggest that you make your comment and opinion address all issues equally. I didnt see you table every item at the council meeting for the other council to be present for, now I wonder why that is ... hmmmmm. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters wi ll be automatically rejected. Please keep your letter s to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385 1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominate d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted onc e every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are sole ly the opinion of that author and not necessarily th e opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as spac e permits, although more timely ones could be move d up. We believe your viewpoints are just as importan t as any community leader or government official, s o consider this a personal invitation to get your tw o cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history o f encouraging public discussion through letters, gues t columns, and Readers Response questionnaires Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure not an obligation.
News-SunAVON PARK Healthy L iving, located at 1016 US 2 7 South, will be hosting a nother wellness event and t he community is invited to a ttend. The nutritional blood a nalysis event has taken p lace four times since the e stablishment opened late l ast year. The blood testing service i s a unique blood analysis t hat demonstrates how eating h abits, illnesses and physical a ctivity can affect the body a nd blood. The technicians w ill examine blood and moni tor it under a high-powered m icroscope. The examination w ill be displayed on a video m onitor for clients to see, as w ell. Certified technicians will b e at the site doing the testing a nd it only takes a few minutes to get results. Its a great opportunity to receive nutritional guidance geared toward individual needs, said manager of the Healthy Living facility, Betty Wells. According to Wells, the events have been well received by the community. Several people have requested return visits so they can see how their health and nutrition have improved. Within minutes after the painless examination, technicians are able to tell how diet, exercise and lifestyles affect different aspects of a persons wellness. Avariety of blood analysis services are available at various cost. The cholesterol testing requires a 12-hour fast. All other testing can be done after a two-hour fast. Healthy Living testing is available from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. For appointments or information, call 4525793. He added that before proc eeding, he had checked in w ith the states attorney o ffice in Sebring, as well as w ith then City Manager B ruce Behrens, and that both h ad told him to move forw ard. According to Rowan, he i nvestigation at the center of t he controversy involved a lleged private conversations i nvolving public matters b etween city council memb ers in 2010. The problems began when t he town was looking for a r eplacement for Sarah Adelt, w ho stepped down as city m anager in November of 2 009. Maria Sutherland, then the c itys project manager, was a sked to serve as interim city m anger while a search was c onducted for Adelts r eplacement. The effort to find a new c ity manager however, i ncluded two different search c ommittees and months of d elay so long in fact, that i n February of 2010 the c ouncil removed the word i nterim from Sutherlands t itle, in order to meet city c harter-mandated deadlines. I t was still understood S utherlands was a temporary a ppointment. Complicating the story, R owan was one of the city m anager applicants, making t he final short list of 11 cand idates. Behrens was the i ndividual finally selected i nstead. It was after Behrens was i nstalled as city manager in S eptember of 2010 that the c omplaints about the S unshine violations began. Elected officials may not p rivately discuss issues pending for a vote. Gray and Mayor Sharon Schuler, however, were reported to have discussed appointing Sutherland permanently as city manager late in the search process, Rowan said, adding that there was an additional report saying those two council members were preparing to talk privately with a third. You can tell from the records there was communication between (council) members, Rowan said. He added he became concerned about the investigations integrity, especially when he discovered information was leaking out of the police department. After that, he said, he held his cards close to the vest and kept his own council, dealing with the state attorney himself. When Deleon the citys director of public works now serving as interim city manager following the councils firing of Behrens on March 14 asked Rowan if an investigation was under way, Rowan said he told Deleon no, because by then he had passed the matter onto the states attorney. Rowan said he also worried that Deleon was too close to some of the individuals involved. In any case, the state attorney declined to prosecute. There are other issues Rowan forwarded to the states attorney possible ethics violations by Mayor Schuler involving city dealings with her business (see Fridays paper for the story) and possible misuse of the homestead exemption by Maria Sutherland and her husband Parke Sutherland, an attorney and member of the city council. Rowan answered Deleons criticism that the Avon Park police departments policies and procedures are antiquated, having not been updated since 1978. The department has been working on updating all its procedures and policies for several years, he said, beginning with police chief Frank Mercurio, and the process continues. It should not be mistaken as working for accreditation, however, which is a separate, much more complicated and expensive process although that too is something past police chiefs have worked toward over the years, Rowan said. Currently, Rowan said, the city doesnt have enough money to pursue it. In answer to a question about a possible investigation of the police department Rowan said, I encourage an investigation. Weve done nothing wrong. Nothing wrong. I stand by that; it was a proper investigation. Regarding reported discussions between Rowan and Deleon about Rowans possible separation from the police department, the police chief would say nothing beyond confirming he has hired a lawyer who now acts as his representative in those ongoing discussions. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 5A Continued from page 1A WILLIAM CHESHIRE William Floyd Cheshire, born of Elijah and Madge in Lake City, Ga. on Dec. 19, 1935, passed away in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by Carol Campbell (wife) and Ruth Gebman (wife). William is survived by his wife, Joan Thomas; as well as his children, Mike Cheshire, Wendy Hickert (John Jr.), Gordon Gebman, and Brigitte Harger (Rusty). His family included nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Williams many accomplishments throughout the course of his life began when he joined the Air Force after completing basic training in Texas. He was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. He worked for 10 years in the service department at Southern Union Gas Company, before starting his own business in building maintenance. He later owned and managed rental units. William loved huntin g and fishing with family an d friends in the great ou tdoors. He bow hunted f or 40 years acquiring man y awesome trophies, whi ch included mule deer, el k, bear, lion and oryx. The family express es deep appreciation to t he staff of Vista Care Hospi ce unit at Lovelace Hospit al for their compassiona te care. Amemorial servi ce will be held Saturday, M ay 7, 2011, 11 a.m., at French Lomas Chapel. Visit t he online guestbook f or William at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. N E (505) 275-3500 THOMAS PAIGE Thomas R. Paige, 76, of Hendersons Fish Cam p, Lake Placid died April 2 5, 2011. Gathering of family an d friends will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 20 11 at the Moose Lodge in La ke Placid. OBITUARIES Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Avon Park Police Chief Michael Rowan faces the media Thursday, answering question regarding recent investigations at city hall. Rowan says it was his duty to investigate Avon Park officials I did take an oath of office that is sacred to me. I am sworn to uphold the law.MICHAELROWAN APpolice chief Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Young Artists S tring Orchestra (YASO) will be presenting t wo free spring concerts on May 11. The first w ill be at the Lake Placid Memorial Library ( on the circle) at 4:30 p.m., followed by a s how at 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid Church of t he Nazarene, 512 West Interlake Blvd. The program includes six themes from Fiddler on the Roof, Bachs Brandenburg C oncerto II, and Themes from the New W orld Symphony. Please come and support these wonderful y oung musicians. They performed their December Christmas Concert before several hundred enthusiastic people. The orchestra was founded in January of 2009 by Diane Osborne, conductor. She has her own violin studio in Lake Placid and is a concert violinist (Osborne Ministries) who has performed all over the United States, including Alaska and in the Ukraine. Two local teachers/performers assist Osborne: Peggy Essex-Klammer and Bill Hawthorne. Call 863-659-4541 for information. The orchestra rehearses each Wednesday evening at 5:15 at the Lake Placid Nazarene Church from August through May. Young Artists String Orchestra to perform two shows in LP The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Healthy Living hosting wellness event
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m ens clothing. We were so a mazed at the destruction t hat I just wanted to help. P eople are really stepping up, c oming through. Across the South, volunt eers have been pitching in as t he death toll from W ednesdays storms keeps r ising. At least 339 people w ere killed across seven s tates, including at least 248 i n Alabama, as the storm syst em spawned tornadoes t hrough several states. There w ere 34 deaths in M ississippi, 34 in Tennessee, 1 5 in Georgia, five in V irginia, two in Louisiana a nd one in Kentucky. It was the largest death toll s ince March 18, 1925, when 7 47 people were killed in s torms that raged through M issouri, Illinois and I ndiana. That was long before the d ays when Doppler radar c ould warn communities of s evere weather. Forecasters h ave said residents were told t hese tornadoes were coming. B ut they were just too wide a nd powerful and in populate d areas to avoid the horrifyi ng body count. Storms can still defeat t echnology. This weeks torn adoes devastated the infras tructure of emergency safety w orkers. Emergency buildi ngs were wiped out, bodies w ere being stored in refrigera ted trucks, and authorities w ere left to beg for such b asics as flashlights. In one n eighborhood, the storms e ven left firefighters to work w ithout a truck. Volunteers stepped in to h elp almost as soon as the s torms passed through. They d itched their jobs, shelled out t heir paychecks, donated b lood and even sneaked past p olice blockades to get aid to s ome of the hardest-hit communities. Were part of the community, and were called to reach out and help people, said Ken Osvath of the Church of the Highlands, one of an untold number of volunteers who handed out supplies to victims in Alabama. Thousands of people were injured 990 in Tuscaloosa alone and thousands of properties were destroyed. As many as 1 million Alabama homes and businesses remained without power. The scale of the disaster astonished President Barack Obama when he arrived in the state Friday. Ive never seen devastation like this, he said, standing in sunshine amid the wreckage in Tuscaloosa, where entire neighborhoods were flattened. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has responded to all affected areas and has officials on the ground in Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee, Director Craig Fugate said. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox called it a humanitarian crisis for his city of more than 83,000, but he said the situation would have spiraled out of control if not for the volunteers who worked to quickly get supplies for people. Thomas Brown, who lives in Pratt City with his wife, Shirley, said volunteers have been the ones to step up with groceries and other supplies. But what folks really need are trucks and other heavy equipment to start hauling out debris. He also said he was frustrated that police had put up roadblocks that kept residents out. They let the governor ride on through, but you cant get to your house, he said. Why are they still blocking the streets? Others were more desperate for officials to step up the response. Eighty-two-yearold Eugene Starks was working with a tow truck driver to pull a blown-out car from what remained of his garage on Saturday morning. His house was wrecked by the storm and he wishes there was more help, he said. Im trying to do what I can myself, he said. I hope the government steps in, but Im not holding my breath. Shamiya Clancy is one of those in desperate need of shelter after the homes where she and her family lived in the Alberta City neighborhood were wiped out. Theyre now pooling their resources clothes, money, food, whatever they can scrounge but none of them have anywhere else to go. Astuffed bear that her husband gave her on Valentines Day this year was the sole belonging she recovered when she sifted through the rubble. She was hoping to find family photos. If I could have found one picture, Id be OK. Id feel a little better, she said. In Rainsville, a northeast Alabama town devastated by the storms, people in cars stopped to offer bread, water and crackers to residents picking through what was left of their belongings. Aradio station broadcast offers of help, a store gave away air mattresses and an Italian restaurant served free hot meals. Aglass shop offered to replace shattered windows for free. Emergency services were stretched particularly thin in the demolished town of Hackleburg, Ala., where officials had kept the dead in a refrigerated truck because of a shortage of body bags. At least 27 people were killed there and the search for missing people continued, with FBI agents fanning out to local hospitals to help. Tuscaloosas emergency management center was destroyed, so officials used space in one of the citys most prominent buildings the University of Alabamas Bryant-Denny Stadium as a substitute before moving operations to the Alabama Fire College. City employee Gene Hopkins was delivering loads of supplies to different parts of Tuscaloosa when he took a break to help Barbara Deerman, a restaurant owner at the strip mall, board up her shattered front door. I appreciate this, Deerman said. Ill give you a free meal when we get this back up. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 7A Continued from page 1A The fires get undernea th them and just burn the ir way up, so it is very da ngerous, Yunas said. Yunas advised res idents of mobile homes to do some cleaning aroun d the homes to ensure n o branches, leaves or debr is are hazardous to t he home. Residents shou ld clean the roof and the gu tters out. We definite ly want everyone to be safe, said Yunas. Residents should take a look around their hom es and trim vegetation aw ay from structures. Be su re there is no accumulatio n of flammable plants an d debris and honor any fi re bans in the area. Anyone needing add itional information m ay contact the local Divisio n of Forestry at 655-6407 Continued from 2A County hit by wildfires Tornado victims getting help from volunteers MCTphoto A neighborhood in Cassville, Ga., was devastated by the tornado outbreaks on Wednesday.
Mothers Day is May 8. I n addition to traditional g ifts like candy and flowe rs, consider spending a f ew hours helping your m om organize her financ ial, legal and medical r ecords so she and you know where she stands. B eing prepared will make i t much easier to take a ppropriate actions s hould an issue ever a rise. Here are a few key a reas to sort out: Retirement income s ources. Gather these d ocuments so your mom w ill know better how m uch income will be a vailable throughout r etirement: If shes still working, y our mom should already r eceive an annual statem ent from Social Security s howing estimated benef its at varying retirement a ges. (Youll also need y our dads statement to d etermine any potential s pousal or survivor benef its for which she might b e eligible.) Annual statements from p ension plans for which s hes eligible, showing u pdated benefit estimates. T his might also include p otential spousal death b enefits if your father has a pension. IRA, 401(k) or other r etirement savings plan s tatements. Bank statements for c hecking, savings, money m arket and CD accounts. Company stock and b ond certificates and s tatements for other i nvestment accounts. Outstanding debts. Also g ather monthly statements a nd outstanding balances o wed for major expenses i ncluding home mortgage o r other property loans, h ome equity loan or line o f credit, car loan or l ease, credit cards, medi cal bills and personal l oans. Other important docuSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Previously known as Florida Living Realty is now operating as Nextage Floridian Living Realty. Owned by Jeff and Terri Futch made a decision to help foster a revolution in the real estate paradigm and stepped into the 21st century with a new brand and a new attitude towards doing real estate business. Nextage is about rebuilding the real estate sales industry by empowering brokers and agents with the most innovative compensation model in the industry and the training and coaching to help them Build a Business ... Not Just Do Business. Athorough investigation of the companys leadership, philosophy, objectives, vision, mission and financial strength was conducted and there was no denying the opportunity this model would provide for the real estate agents and customers. While many real estate franchisees are closing doors all across the country, Nextage Realty International LLC is one of the fastest growing franchises in the United States with already more than 72 new offices in 22 states in less than two years and has application in 39 countries. Stop by the office at 2031 U.S. 27 South. The phone number is 658-1737. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Alan Jay Ford manager Rufus Brown has been a longtime supporter of the FFAprogram in Sebring and recently reaffirmed his support with a donation of $500 to the organization. For the past two years, hes hosted the Sebring FFA Alumni Barbecue fundraiser at the dealership in Sebring and has provided tables, a tent, etc. to make both events one of the largest and most successful annual events sponsored by the alumni. After a hiatus of several years, Alan Jay Ford has sponsored two $1,000 Ford Truck Scholarships to graduating senior FFAmembers from Sebring High School for the last two years and plans to continue the support of this worthwhile endeavor. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members-as part of 7,487 local FFAchapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. The National FFAOrganization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agriculture education. The FFAmission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. For more information visit www.flaffa.org. Alan Jay Ford donates to Sebring FFA Courtesy photo Sebring FFA members (from left) Carlee Hill, Kelby Mahoney, Jennifer Swain, Kari Ast, Brittany Palmerton and Taylor Crutchfield receive a check from Alan Jay Ford manager Rufus Brown. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Join the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation for a fun evening as they host the Second Annual Celebrity Dinner at Yiannis Prime Choice Restaurant in Sebring from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and everyone is invited to attend this fundraiser benefitting the FHHMC Heart & Vascular Center. Local Highlands County celebrities who will serve dinner live and in person include Jon Beck, First Baptist Church of Avon Park; Dr. Alan Bennie, FHHMC Hear & Vascular Center; Bill Benton, NCTGroup CPAs; Judy Lee Brown, Highlands Independent Bank; Tim Cook, FHHMC; Dennis Crews, Bill Jarrett Ford; Don Elwell, Highlands County Board of County Commissioners; Tiger Gullett, Union Congregational Church of Avon Park; Bill and Lisa Jarrett, Bill Jarrett Ford; Andrew Katsanis, Grace Bible Church of Sebring; Drs. Carmelita and Abe Lim, Carmelita Lim, MD and Associates; Jean Lund, Tom and Chad Lund Insurance; Nida Roquiz, Dr. Placido Roquiz; Robin Scheck, SunTrust Bank; Jan Shoop, Sebring International Raceway; John Shoop, Highlands Independent Bank; and FHHMC Foundation board member Peggy Smith. The proceeds raised at Celebrity Dinner will benefit the FHHMC Heart & Vascular Center, which aids in saving lives through early detection and intervention against heart disease. T he Foundation has pledg ed $500,000 over a three-ye ar period to the Heart & Vascular Center. This pled ge has supported the growth an d development of the FHHM C Heart & Vascular Center an d is used to support the ce nters Cardiac Angioplas ty Program. The Foundatio n has raised $320,000 for t he center. Before the opening of t he Cardiac Angioplas ty Program, patients wou ld have to travel more than 5 0 miles to receive interventio nal procedures and treatmen ts in order to stop a hea rt attack. Since Time is Muscle in heart care, th is delay in treatment present ed a huge problem. Choose your celebri ty server and call 402-5525 to make a reservation. Florida Hospital Foundation to host Celebrity Dinner Florida Living Realty merges with Nextage Realty International For this Mothers Day, help mom get organized Personal Finance Jason Alderman See HELP, page 9A
ments. Your mom should have documents instructing how shed like her affairs handled, both while shes living and after death. Look for: Medical, homeowner/renter, auto, life, disability and long-term care insurance policies. Awill (and possibly a trust) outlining how she wants her estate managed after death. Durable power of attorney and health care proxy specifying who will make her financial and medical decisions if she becomes incapacitated. Also, a living will tells doctors which medical treatments and life-support procedures she does or doesnt want performed. Birth certificate, marriage license, Social Security card, funeral and burial plans, safe deposit box information and other important paperwork. Contact information for professional service providers, including doctors, dentist, pharmacy, lawyer, financial advisor, bank or credit union, insurance companies, pharmacy, etc. Also give these providers your own contact information in case of emergencies. Review all important documents regularly and make updates whenever her situation changes. For example, make sure that designated beneficiaries for your moms will, life insurance and retirement plans accurately reflect her current wishes. If you need help guiding discussions on your moms current and future needs, Social Securitys special website for women provides information on retirement, disability and other issues (www.ssa.gov/women). They also have a Retirement Estimator that automatically enters her earnings information from its records to estimate her projected Social Security benefits under different scenarios, such as age at retirement, future earnings projections, etc. (www.ssa.gov/estimator). Another good resource is the Womens Savings Initiative, a program jointly developed by Heinz Family Philanthropies, the Womens Institute for a Secure Retirement and Visa Inc. This free program features a book called What Women Need to Know at Retirement, which you can order on CD or download a s a PDF or audio file at www.practicalmoneyskills.c o m/resources. Discussing finances may not be as much fun as cand y and flowers, but your mom will appreciate your concer n for her financial future. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. www.practicalmoneyskills.com www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 9A BUSINESS Continued from page 8A Special to the News-SunSEBRING Cross C ountry Automotive S ervices is celebrating its 1 0th Anniversary of doing b usiness in Highlands C ounty. To celebrate this m ilestone the company will h ost a series of 10 commun ity service events beginn ing this month and continu ing through August. The associates of the i nternationally known i nbound call center support H ighlands County in so m any ways because they c are. Spanning the months of A pril through August the c elebration of the 10th A nniversary includes the f ollowing community events a nd activities: Cross Country A ssociates got on the bus. T he Big Red bus that is. In a p artnership with the Florida B lood Center, Cross C ountry hosted a bimonthly B lood Drive on April 13. T he next blood drive will be i n June (date to be a nnounced). The public is i nvited to join the associates a nd donate during these b lood drives. On April 16 for the R elay for Life, Cross C ountry joined the A merican Cancer Society in a n effort to eliminate cancer a s a major health problem b y preventing cancer, saving l ives, and diminishing suff ering from cancer through r esearch, education, advocac y, and service. Cross C ountry is a corporate spons or of the April event and m any of the associates w alked the track for the c ause. In May the company will d edicate of the Johnson f amily home in partnership w ith Habitat for Humanity. A long with a corporate f inancial sponsorship a n umber of Cross Country a ssociates have donated s weat equity hours to assist Grandma Grace in achievi ng the required hours for o wnership. In 1996 Grace lost her h usband of 32 years. In 2 006, she lost her daughter t o illness. Grace quickly f ound herself caring for t hree adolescent grandchild ren in her tiny apartment. C ross Country is proud of the associates dedication to assisting people like Grace in their moment of need. Anumber of associates will participate in the March of Dimes Walkathon on Saturday. Cross Country is a corporate sponsor and will host a water station table to show support for all walkers who are supporting this great cause. In recognition of the high school graduates of the Class of 2011, and to invest in the future of Highlands County, Cross Country will provide four $500 scholastic scholarship to graduating seniors at the three area high schools. Additionally, to ensure their safety and an enjoyable graduation party Cross Country will provide $1,500 in corporate sponsorships to local high schoolsProject Graduation events. To assist children and adults who are physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged Cross Country associates will partner with Heartland Horses and Handicapped to sponsor a program horse, Pride. Pride is utilized to provide physical interaction and exercise to those in need. The sponsorship will provide feed, medical, and farrier care for Pride. Funds for the sponsorship will be raised through center wide fundraisers. One of The Champions for Children Foundations successful initiatives is the We Care Hotline. Cross Country is excited to support this much needed caring response line for youth with questions, worries, and fears. In May look for the promotion awareness campaign for this Hotline on the electronic billboard near Lakeshore Mall courtesy of Cross Country Automotive Services. To have a hand in creating responsible men and women for the future and to awaken hope in the hearts of our communitys children, Cross Country associates will hold a center wide childrens book drive in July. The Early Learning Coalition and the 40 childcare facilities they support will be the beneficiaries. New and used childrens book will be accepted from the public as well. Cross Country associates believe that every child deserves to start the first day of school fully equipped to learn and enjoy the experience. The annual back-toschool backpack drive provides essential school supplies to elementary children in need. Last year more than 187 bags were donated. This year the goal is 200 bags. And finally, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) funds vital research to find the causes and cure for lupus. This is why Cross Country associates have decided to assist LFAwith their efforts. In August a center-wide fundraiser will be held to support life-saving research, education and advocacy initiatives to bring an end to lupus. Cross Country Automotive Services celebrates 10th anniversary Courtesy photo Being involved in the community is nothing new for employees at Cross Country Automotive Services. Here a group of employees participate in Sebrings Relay for Life. Courtesy photo Cross Country Automotive Services employees work at a Habitat for Humanity home. Help mom get organized this year By OSKAR GARCIA Associated PressLAS VEGAS The indictments that led to three major online poker companies shuttering U.S. operations have provided an opening for American casinos to cash in on an industry worth an untold billions of dollars. Casinos want to fill the void created by the crackdown to create their own online poker sites should the game become legal in the U.S., giving them tens of thousands of potential consumers who have seen their pastimes and livelihoods eliminated. Their argument: Americans are playing poker online despite attempts to stop them, so why not allow legitimate casinos to offer the game? They also argue that governments could clearly use tax revenue from poker games. The push has gained momentum in the last week after billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn and his counterpart at Caesars Entertainment Corp. spoke out in favor of clarifying federal laws to explicitly allow Internet poker. Their advantage if lawmakers ultimately see things the same way is that its unlikely PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker will be allowed back into the U.S. market while their executives face charges of bank fraud, money laundering and running illegal gambling businesses. Caesars CEO Gary Loveman told The Associated Press after penning an op-ed on the subject this week that the timing is right for casinos to publicly make their push. Our industry has to modernize itself in a way that allows its services to be provided electronically and not in these massively expensive brick-and-mortar facilities, Loveman said. To speak to a younger audience, this is increasingly necessary. Internet gambling was effectively banned in 2006 by a federal law that prohibited banks and credit card companies from processing payments from gambling companies to individuals. But it didnt clearly state what kind of gambling was illegal, and many believe it left the door open for states and companies to consider the issue. The policy up to now, which is no surprise to anybody, has been murky and arcane. Arcane is a good word from the SATs that means mysterious and unfathomable, said Wynn, the chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd. Wynn Resorts had a deal in place with PokerStars to partner in offering onli ne poker to Americans if feder al laws changed, but nixed t he arrangement the same day t he indictments were announced Most everything in Washington is mysterious an d unfathomable, Wynn to ld investors last week as h is company reported its firs tquarter earnings. Were tr ying to figure out what the he ll the public policy is and th en we can have a corporate po licy. The Department of Justi ce has yet to pursue legal actio ns against anyone for playin g poker based on the 2006 la w. The recent charges dealt wi th allegations that the poker sit es were creating third-par ty operations that tricked ban ks into thinking gambling tran sactions were legitimate. The word indictment is not one that you take light ly. However, what theyre indic ting was the illegal activity of foreign operators in t he United States, said Lovema n. The solution to that proble m is not simply to send our la w enforcement people out cha sing foreign operators. T he solution is to take a very sim ple pastime thats been aroun d this country for hundreds of years, and allow licensed, re gulated providers to provi de it. U.S. casinos sense opening in online poker indictments
Page 10ANews-Sun Sunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.co m NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A NEW ATHLETIC FIELDS GROUNDS KEEPER (AFGK) II. NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a new job description for a new Athletic Fields Grounds Keeper (AFGK) II at a regular meeting of the Board on June 6, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. 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 Monday, June 6, 2011, 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 job description is to create the job description for a new Athletic Fields Grounds Keeper (AFGK) II. A summary of the proposed job description is as follows: The minimum qualifications for an Athletic Fields Grounds Keeper (AFGK) II: 1. High school diploma or equivalent; (2) Completion of requirements for Grounds Keep II; (3) Working conditions: (a) Ability to understand follow directions (b) Physical ability to perform strenuous manual tasks during the performance of duties, including exerting up to70 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently; crawling, twisting, kneeling, bending, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling, balancing (c) Repetitive motion/movement (d) Working continuous/long hours on his/her feet (e) Performing work from a ladder or heights (f) Hearing/visual acuity (g) Potentially harmful conditions to include: Ability to work in extreme climates (possible temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for over one hour); changing environmental/atmospheric conditions to include exposure to substances such as fumes, odors, gasses, etc.; contact with various forms of wildlife to include insects, animals, birds, reptiles, etc.; loud/vibrating noises; various other hazardous conditions such as use of power tools/mechanical parts; (4) Basic computer skills; (5) Must obtain a Florida Pesticide Applicator License (FPAL) as per state requirements (upon acceptance of job offer and do so within the first 60 days of employment and prior to performing responsibilities or must agree to obtain license within first year of employment and be directly supervised by personnel who currently hold a valid FPAL during duties that include pesticide spraying); (5) Satisfactory clearance of criminal history records check and drug screening. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; 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), 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. May 1, 20111 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000469 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE A WOLFE AKA GEORGE A WOLFE IV, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000469 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and GEORGE A WOLFE AKA GEORGE A WOLFE IV; ANGIE M. WOLFE; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 42, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1513 ORANGE BLOSSOM AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09032711 NMNC-FHA --Team 1 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-869 GCS SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. NATIONAL RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES OF SUN 'N LAKES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company,its successors and/or assigns; DEVELOPER FINANCE CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, its successors and/or assigns; and RICARDO MOODIE, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse,heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against RICARDO MOODIE, and all claimants under of such party; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Parcel 1: Lot 26, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 2: Lot 27, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 10th day of May, 2011. SIGNED this 12th day of April, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of publication of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. April 24; May 1, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: GC 09-538 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. GARY HOFFENDEN, a Married Man, and the Unknown Spouse of GARY HOFFENDEN, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against GARY HOFFENDEN and the Unknown Spouse of GARY HOFFENDEN, and all claimants under of such party; and BRANCH BANKING and TRUST COMPANY, a foreign profit corporation, its successors and/or assigns; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 21, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 10th day of May, 2011. SIGNED this 12th day of April, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of publication of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. April 24; May 1, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: GC 08-795 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. DELORES WALKER, if alive and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against DELORES WALKER, and all claimants under of such party; and MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, and all claimants under of such party Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 43, Block 351, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 10th day of May, 2011. SIGNED this 12th day of April, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of publication of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. April 24; May 1, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-181 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH C. CLARK NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH C. CLARK, deceased, whose date of death was December 23, 2010, and whose social security number is 265-36-2950, 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 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 May 1, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Kevin D. Marsh 1532 N. Delaware Ave. Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 May 1, 8, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-133 IN RE: ESTATE OF PONTICELLO, SHARON L. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHARON L. PONTICELLO deceased, whose date of death was March 11, 2011, and whose social security number is 144-42-2366, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A pril 24, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia Simons 2501 Woodlawn Ave. Boise, ID 83702 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 April 24; May 1, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. GC 10-1317 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICANS, A S TRUSTEE FOR TEH REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2005-4 MORTGAGELOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA A. PYLE, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Maria A. Pyle Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 59, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, A T PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 4501 COOPER DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield & Okon, P.A. 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Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. 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 Monday, June 6, 2011, 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 job description is to create the job description for a Peer Observer/Evaluator. A summary of the proposed job description is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Peer Observer/Evaluator: 1. Masters degree in Educational Leadership or related area from an accredited educational institution as determined by the Florida Department of Education with five (5) years of successful teaching experience OR Five (5) years of successful teaching experience to include three (3) or more of the following: a. Demonstrated ability to raise student achievement over multiple years; b. Assumed positions of leadership within the school and district; c. Certified National Board of Professional Teaching Standards ) Teacher; d. Demonstrated commitment to continuous professional development; e. Clinical Educator trained; e. Clinical Educator trained; f. Prior mentoring experience; g. Experience with students/staff from diverse backgrounds; f. Experience with students/staff from diverse backgrounds; g. Differentiation of instruction to meet students learning needs; h. Experience with review and use of student assessment data to plan instruction; i. Delivery of professional development; j. Knowledge and experience in problem solving/Response to Intervention Implementation (RTI). 2. Valid State of Florida Professional Educators Certificate. 3. Valid drivers license with ability to travel to and from school sites; 4. Physical requirements to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. 5. Satisfactory clearance of criminal history records check and drug screening. Primary Performance Responsibilities: Summary: Responsible for supporting the School Board of Highlands County teacher effectiveness initiative by providing feedback on instructional practices and evaluating peers using the instructional performance appraisal instrument. Peer observers/evaluators will observe and provide feedback for Annual Contract, Continuing Contract and Professional Service Contract employees performance appraisals. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; 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), 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. May 1, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.75 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a new Rule 5.75, Foreign Exchange Students at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, June 6, 2011, 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) days after 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 Monday, June 6, 2011, 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 manual is to create a policy for Foreign Exchange Students. A summary of the proposed new rule is as follows: A foreign exchange student may be enrolled in a Highlands County school and shall be enrolled for a semester or a complete school year. The student shall be subject to the Code of Student Conduct. The Superintendent shall develop procedures for implementing the foreign exchange student program. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; 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), 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 May 1, 2011 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, May 1, 2011Page 11 A 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board District Technology Plan at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, June 6, 2011, 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) days after 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 Monday, June 6, 2011, 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 manual is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following will be amended: 1. Updating ACCESS to reflect the change this year from students signing the internet agreement form as it will now be covered in the Student Code of Conduct; 2. Updating the NCLB: Enhancing Education through technology (EETT) information to reflect the current funding; 3. Updating the Fiscal Year 10-11 Technology Budget. 4. Adding into the Appendix the new Code of Conduct procedure for students use of SBHC internet. 5. Deleting student network access permission & internet safety contract (replaced in COC). 6. Updating MIS 07.05 SBHC MIS Technology Policies & Procedures Manual & Non-Student Network Access Permission and Internet Safety Contract. 7. Updating the EETT Grant Award Notification; 8. Changing the name of programs used by MIS that have changed since last Tech Plan was written. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; 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), 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 May 1, 2011 the Plaintiff and GEORGE N. JACOBS and DELORES A. JACOBS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 17th day of May, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, GEORGE N. JACOBS and DELORES A. JACOBS, and described as follows: Lot 7 and 16, THE GROVE ON LAKE FRANCIS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 2029 Jack Creek Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852; and 2065 Jack Creek Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax ID#: C-22-36-29-020-0000-0160. DATED on April 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. May 1, 8, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-953-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE N. JACOBS; DELORES A. JACOBS; Husband and Wife; THE GROVE ON LAKE FRANCIS PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, GEORGE N. JACOBS and DELORES A. JACOBS, dated the 20th day of April, 2011, in Case No. 10-953-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 10-547 HIGHLANDS COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC., a Florida corporation vs JO ANN JOHNSON, Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 21 and 22, Block 48, AVON PARK LAKES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT C, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 52, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 9th day of June, A.D., 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. April 24; May 1, 2011 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), 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 May 1, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.65 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a new Rule 6.65, Nursing Mothers at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, June 6, 2011, 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) days after 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 Monday, June 6, 2011, 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 manual is to create a policy for employees that are nursing mothers. A summary of the proposed new rule is as follows: Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the District shall provide reasonable unpaid breaks for an employee to express breast milk for her child for up to one (1) year after the birth of the child. The Superintendent shall develop procedures for the notification of employees and for the implementation of this policy. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41, 1012.22 and 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11000469FCS BETTY L. CALVILLO, Petitioner and JOSE A. CALVILLO, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: JOSE A. CALVILLO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWNYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, BETTY L. CALVILLO, whose address is 1307 Spinks Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 on or before May 20, 2011 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: April 20, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alice Perez Deputy Clerk April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2011 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000156 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JAVIER HERRERA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000156 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JAVIER HERRERA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAVIER HERRERA N/K/A JESENIA HERRERA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21 AND 22, BLOCK 93, SECTION D, OAKRIDGE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN FLEETCRAFT CORP MANUFACTURED HOME ID NO. FLFLP70A21076CG AND ID NO. FLFLP70B21076GC, LOCATED AT THE ABOVE DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY A/K/A 2340 W ROBEY ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 f09008096 NMNC-SPECFHLMC --Team 5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 24: May 1, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000096 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DAVIS S. BOWDEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000096 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and DAVIS S. BOWDEN; LISA BOWDEN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6232 SUNRISE WAY, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09002872 NMNC-SPECFHLMC--Team 5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 24: May 1, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001371 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2006-WF2, Plaintiff, vs. LEE E. WILLIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001371 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2006-WF2, is the Plaintiff and LEE E. WILLIS; SANDRA WILLIS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBL Y ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 607, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2729 KING DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08087791 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 24: May 1, 2011 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results
Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.co m RECEPTIONIST -for busy front office, responsible for a multi-line switchboard and clerical support duties. Good organizational skills. Bilingual a plus. Good benefits. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT Experienced Ophthalmic Assistant Positions available, COA preferred but not required. Please send resume to: Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Attn: Human Resources 5032 US 27 N Sebring, Fl 33870 or Fax to 863-385-7442 or Email to cgrice@EyesFl.Com HAIR STYLISTHave your own business without investing. Work in a private room if desired. One week free! Please Call 863-382-2264(days) or 863-655-4040 (evenings) ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST.15 hrs./wk. Min. High School Diploma. Background in Public Assistance application process preferred. Responsible for assisting clients w/food stamp applications. Fax resume to: 863-452-6882 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/DRUG FREE. THE HIGHLANDSCOUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT has an opening for a "Tobacco Prevention Program Assistant". Annual Salary range: $29,463.72 ( not negotiable ) plus benefits. Please apply on line at https://jobs.myflorida.com. Refer to requisition number 64003316. Only Sate of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 05/06/2011 EO/AA/VP EMPLOYER. DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. CERTIFIED PATIENTCARE TECH Part Time / per Diem wanted for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume to (863) 382-9242. ASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 2100Help WantedBILINGUAL /SPANISH SPEAKING CASE MANAGER, full time. Receive Referrals and completes annual client assessments; devise care plans; secure and target client support services; maintain case records. Position requires a bachelor's degree in social work or related field. Other directly related job education or experience may be substituted for some of these requirements. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 6414 US Hwy. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment*PRN MEDICALAssistant (w/phlebotomy skills) Details @ www.flcancer.com 1400Health CareServices NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ficitious name of SEBRING MOTORS located at 526 Park Street, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 26th day of April, 2011. Juan Soto April 29, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000663 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2006-WF2, Plaintiff, vs. MASUD RAHMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000663 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2006-WF2, is the Plaintiff and MASUD RAHMAN; RABEYA RAHMAN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 17, HYDE PARK 2ND REPLAT, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 904 WEST PRAIRIE STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 f10033964 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 24: May 1, 2011 SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: email@example.com
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, May 1, 2011Page 13 A 1998 NISSANMAXIMA, Burgundy, 4Dr, 6 cylinder, automatic, 62K, cold air, CLEAN, Very Good Condition. $5200 Sorry Sold! 1996 CHEVYS10 Super Cab, 4.3, 5 speed. $1500 o.b.o. Sorry This is Sold! 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationBIG GUNSHOWHighlands County Fair Grounds Sebring, FLMAY 7TH & 8THSAT. 9-5; SUN. 9-4 Concealed Course At Show! Call 321-777-7455 8350Sporting Goods 8000 RecreationLIFT RECLINERELEC. Blue in color. Call 863-655-9622 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment PUPS STANDARDPoodles. 3 Colors. 11 wks. We're cute, playful, Pedigree. Free Range, loving, Guarenteed. In training, learning fast. $900. Call 305-731-6242. We won't last. HAND RAISEDIndian Ring Neck Parrots. Very sweet. Great gifts. $200. Call 863-697-3418 7520Pets & Supplies GOOD LOVINGDOG, needs good loving home. Call 863-386-4383. BEAGLE FEMALE. Fixed and up to date on shots. Great w/kids. Free to good home Call ADOPTED!!! TYPEWRITER BROTHERSelec. Like new. $50 obo. Call 863-471-2575 after 12pm. STAINED GLASS,hobby suppl.. grinder, glass, chopper, foil, solderleadless, misc. $100 863-402-2285 SAMSUNG GUSTOCamero phone. Black (By Verizon) New in box. $20. Call 863-452-6359 METAL DETECTORTechna model DX-1200, rarely used.Works excellent. $50 863-402-2285 EXERCISE BIKE/ Nordic Track, large seat, fan, 16 programs, 1 touch, like new, $95. 863-382-4137 EXERCISE BIKEPrime Fit, stationery w/ digital readings. $50. 863-655-0342 EASTON 5'pop-up sports multi-net. $50. Call 863-453-0569 DISHWASHER GENautilos. Almond in color. Excel cond. $75. Call 863-655-9622 CHAIN SAWEcho CS4400 with 18" bar & chain. $100. 863-443-0912 BOOKCASE HEADBOARDTwin, frame & mattress. $45. CAll 863-453-0569 BIKE 18"Boys Next Brand. Like new. $30. 863-452-6798 BEDRAILS -PUTCO pipe, 1 set for Ford F-150 short bed, very nice $60 863-453-7027 BED EXTENSIONfor Ford F-150 Pickup, aluminum pipe, never used, (New $200) Will sell $75 863-453-7027 AREA RUG95' X 63' and Runner. 92' x 24'. $40. Call 863-655-9622. AB LOUNGElike new $20 863-4414418 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS -White, Tinted & Tempered Alum. (2) 4'X8' $350 / (1) 6'X3' $175 / Cabinets w/ Formica Top (3) $150. Call 863-385-3199 VACUUM CLEANERKirby with attachments, $200 o.b.o. & ROOMBA (vacuum) complete, used once $50. 863-465-7738 OR 863-441-3180 2 COMMERCIALUpholstery sewing machines miscellaneous supplier & remnants. Call 863-446-4673 7300Miscellaneous TABLE, MAHOGANY,36" x 39 1/2 square w/4 matching chairs. $150. Call 863-243-3646 TABLE, LEXINGTONwhite wicker 44" w/4 chairs on rollers, 8 cushions. $385 obo. Call 863-465-5694 or 863-243-9108 SOFA -Queen Size like new, Floral mauve shade. 863-453-2851 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR MAYTAG.Excel cond. 20.7 cu.ft. $150. Call 863-452-1904 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalWORKING OUTof home not working anymore? Lease a professional office for as little as $229/mo. A/C & Electric. included. Full size elevator, 24 hr. access. 863-385-1705 HainzCenter.com 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for RentSEBRING -Weekly/Multi-Week Condo Rentals Avail. Now. Located on Little Lake Jackson across from Harder Hall Golf Club. Lots of ammenities. Starting @ $500/wk. 863-385-5005, ext. 0 6320Seasonal Property SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACED3/1. Close to Schools & Shopping. $600. mo. + utilities. $500 dep. For more info. Call 863-465-1354. 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING 2240Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-237-3129. 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-602-4683. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 3024Spinks Rd. 2/1 Completely refurnished. New Wood Floors. Patio. Washer & Dryer. $600. mo. Call 561-967-7161 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent PLACID LAKEDUPLEX 2/2. Nicely furn./unfurnished. C/H/A. Immaculate. Short term/mo. 863-699-0045 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. $400/mo. + 1st. mo. & security. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsFURNISHED -55 plus Francis II Park. 2BR, 1BA, carport, air. $500 deposit, $475 monthly plus utilities. 1 year contract. Call 419-408-8821 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent LAKE PLACIDWell insulated home on Paradise corner lot. Five furn. rooms, two baths, plus lg. utility room, tolls incl. Call for info. 863-202-6325 DOUBLE WIDEin 55+ park, fully furn. All you need are clothes & groceries. Ref./ ice maker, CHA, dishwasher, lg. utility rm., W & D, screened porch, includes golf cart. $12,500 obo. 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesCEMETARY LOTSPinecrest. 4 Joining. Old Section. $1,500. obo. Call 904-287-7110 or 615-653-1118 4280Cemetery LotsSEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $150 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 7310Bargain Buys Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876 CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador
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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, May 1, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Drew Reeves connects on this first-inning single in Fridays 3-2, extra-inning loss to McKeel in the District 9-3A championship game. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Red Devil baseball coach Whit Cornell holds firm to the belief that he has the best team in the district. McKeel lost twice to Fort Meade, and we beat Fort Meade twice, he explained after Fridays loss to the Wildcats in extra innings of the District 9-3A tournament title game. The balls just didnt fall for us tonight. That was the case for both squads, as Drew Reeves was keeping McKeels offense quiet, and other than a firstinning run on an Anthony Carruthers single, Avon Parks bats werent exactly booming. Solid defense also helped, as in the second, the Wildcats had a runner on second with two outs and a single up the middle looked to even the score. But a strong throw in from Alfred Brown cut down the runner to keep the lead intact and end the inning. But it was some shaky defense and a bit of wildness that gave McKeel the lead in the third. Awalk to Brandon Snapp started the inning and a stolen base put him in scoring position. Asingle to right by Ryan Coward had Snapp rounding third and a bobble of the hit made sure the run would come in and put another runner on second. Two wild pitches later, Coward came in to score and give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. From there, starter Kyle Schackne held down the fort until Brandon Weeks came on in relief in the fifth. Weeks stymied the Devil bats, striking out two in the fifth and working around a walk to Cole Jones in the sixth to hold the lead. Lane Crossen came on in relief of Reeves in the sixth and escaped a lead-off double to keep Avon Park within reach. Crossen the brought the Red Devils back with his bat when, after Mason Jahna reached on a dropped third strike and was moved to second on a Matt Roberts sacrifice bunt, he ripped a triple into the right-center field gap to tie things at 2-2 and put the lead run on third with just one out. But on an apparent missed sign of a potential squeeze, Crossen was soon caught in a rundown and a grounder to short sent things into the bottom of the seventh. And while McKeel threatened, Avon Park got out of it to send it to extras. Carruthers drew a walk in the top of the eighth, but he wouldnt go far and to the bottom of the inning it went. And it didnt last much longer as Jordan Rivera lead off with a double to right center and a Weeks drive down the left-field line found turf a few inches fair to bring home the deciding run. We did a real good job in shutting down their small ball game and the kids gave a great effort, Cornell said. Im proud of the way they kept battling. They made some clutch plays, we made some clutch plays, but in a game like that, sooner or later one teams going to get that break. Even with the loss, by reaching the title game, Avon Park secured a spot in the state playoffs and heads to the coast Tuesday to face District 10 champion, Clearwater Central Catholic, a 9-8 comeback Devils downed in district thriller News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Johnny Knight slides home safely, scoring from second on a ground out, but it wasnt quite enough in Sebrings 8-4 loss to Lake Wales in the District 5-5A semifinal game Thursday night. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING In the end, Sebring head coach Hoppy Rewis had been right, that it was about the beginning. If we can just get out of the first inning well be all right, he had said after Tuesdays win that secured a match-up with Lake Wales in the District 55Abaseball tournament semifinals. But it was that first inning again, as it had been in the two regular season losses to the Highlanders, that couldnt be gotten out of unscathed, setting the tone in Lake Wales8-4 win Thursday night. It marked the third year in a row that the Highlanders had ended the Streaks season. In the unusual position of being the visitors at Firemens Field, given the Highlanders second seed, Sebring couldnt do anything against starter Justin Shafer in the first, after a Seth Abeln walk would open the game. And Lake Wales quickly went to work as Colton Davis lead off the bottom of the inning with a single and promptly stole second. Highlanders keep streak alive over Streaks SEE AP, page 4B See SEBRING, Page 4B By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO This was supposed to be a defining season for the Orlando Magic. Coming off a trip to the NBAfinals two years ago and the Eastern Conference finals last year, this was supposed to be the season they turned championship flirtation into reality. Instead, the Magic were ousted in the first round Thursday night by the Atlanta Hawks, their first opening-round exit since 2007. Now, championship daydreams have dissolved into piles of questions as Orlando tumbled into what should be a busy offseason. Management will certainly have to examine a midseason roster overhaul after its worst postseason finish under coach Stan Van Gundy. And it must be enough to convince star center Dwight Howard, who can become a free agent after next season, that hoisting a championship trophy is possible in Orlando. As the rumor mill around Howards possible destination picked up steam this year, Howard expressed annoyance with all the speculation. Theres no need for me to comment on it, he said Thursday night. He reiterated that sentiment Friday at the teams exit interviews. Magic president of basketball operations Otis Smith said Friday that an extension is on the table for his star. But asked abo ut it, Howard said I haven t seen it and that after su ch a tough playoff loss th at nobody wants to ta lk about a contract right now . Im only going to co ntinue to do what I do , Howard said. I can on ly control what I do and it takes a team to win. S o every player has to loo k into the mirror and s ay Im going to do my job to make our team better.I ve always been a leader of this team. But I can on ly do so much. Smith said that ever yone must take blame f or how things played out. We have some work to do, thats for sure, Smi th said. After stumbling out of the gate this season with a 16-10 start, Smith trad ed Vince Carter, Marc in Gortat and Micka el Pietrus to Phoenix, brin ging back Hedo Turkog lu and acquiring veter an Jason Richardson alon g with youngster Earl Clar k. Then, in a separa te move with Washingto n, Smith shed the weigh ty contract of an underpe rforming Rashard Lew is and convinced the Mag ic brass to take on that of former All-Star Gilbe rt Arenas and his off-th ecourt issues. Neither trade produc ed huge dividends, thoug h. Orlando finished the ye ar 36-20 to wrap up a fra nchise-record fourt hstraight 50-win seaso n, but Turkoglu, Richardso n and Arenas only show ed Magic enter offseason with big questions See MAGIC, 3B By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressWASHINGTON Tampa B ay Lightning coach Guy B oucher might very well h ave been sincere when he c alled Alex Ovechkins tops eeded Washington Capitals a hockey machine and a m ore powerful team than us. Boucher and some of his p layers also probably were s erious when they made refe rences to luck that helped t he fifth-seeded Lightning d uring Game 1 of their E astern Conference semifin al. All that matters is this, of c ourse: The Lightning are k illing off penalties, playing t ight defense and getting terr ific performances from 41y ear-old goalie Dwayne R oloson. Oh, yes, and winning. E ven on the road. Sean Bergenheim scored e arly, Steven Stamkos added t he go-ahead goal on a power p lay, and Roloson made 26 s aves, helping the Lightning b eat the Capitals 4-2 on F riday night in the series o pener. Steve Downie had a goal a nd an assist, and Dominic M oore added an empty-netter w ith 40 seconds left for the L ightning, who have won f our straight games since f alling behind Pittsburgh 3-1 i n the first round. I dont know about us b eing tired, said B ergenheim, who scored 2 :12 into the game. I dont f eel it right now. Roloson got the shutout, a nd Bergenheim provided the o nly goal when Tampa Bay w on at Pittsburgh 1-0 in G ame 7 on Wednesday night. The Lightning flew s traight to Washington that n ight, crawling into their h otel beds after 3 a.m. T hursday. They were back on the ice f or a 7 p.m. faceoff Friday. It was good for us, in a w ay, Tampa Bay center Nate T hompson said. We kind of g et right back at it and dont h ave a lot of time off. Were s till in game mode. Game 2 is Sunday night at W ashington. The Lightnings get-aheada nd-focus-on-defense strateg y confounded the Capitals. Ovechkin was held without a point and limited to two s hots, and Washington went 0 f or 5 on the power play m aking Tampa Bays penalty k illers 39 for 40 this postseas on. They make it frustrating, C apitals coach Bruce B oudreau said. They just h ang back, and youre trying t o push. Theyre very good at i t. Roloson only needed to m ake five saves in the third p eriod. Were surprised by the r esult tonight but happy w ith it, said the goalie, a cquired from the New York I slanders on New Years Day. We were lucky to win a h ockey game. We had some b ounces. Thats true. For example, t he Lightning trailed 2-1 but t ied it with 3:43 left in the s econd period, when Downie w as trying to center the puck, b ut his pass deflected off d efenseman Scott Hannans s tick and fluttered over g oalie Michal Neuvirths r ight shoulder. And Stamkosgoal came w ith 31.6 seconds remaining i n the period, when Neuvirth s topped his initial try but the p uck came right back to the f orward, who put in the Roloson, Stamkos help Lightning top Caps See TAMPA, page 4B MCTpho to Dwight Howard reacts in frustration as the final seconds tick off in the Magics loss to Atlanta on Thursday.
Golf for God TournamentSEBRING The Golf for God Tournament will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 7 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. It will be a 2-Person scramble at $65 a person, which includes golf, cart, a $25 dry cleaning certificate, a golf certificate for two rounds of golf and a ball for the ball-drop. You can purchase additional balls for the ball-drop which will take place by helicopter at 1 p.m. over the driving range. It will be a 50/50 cash prize, up to $500. Mulligans will also be available. First, second and third-place winners will receive additional balls for the balldrop. This is a fundraiser for Kayla Griffin who will be on a missionary journey to 11 countries over an 11 month period, spreading the Word of God to the people of these lands. Call the course at 382-2151 to have a registration form faxed to you or pick one up at a near-by course. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 514. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-ups are taking place now for an April 25-30 class.APProject GraduationAVONPARK The APHSProject Graduation 2011 Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will be mulligans, a 50/50 and raffles for purchase the day of the tournament. The grand prize raffle is for a round of golf for two at Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Tee sign sponsorships are going for $50, for a sign and player, it is $100. For more information, contact Suzie Gentry at 446-7368.SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panther Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per camp or $150 for both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serve as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand as instructors. Campers should bring their individual baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hitt at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.SFCC Fun CampsAVON PARK SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:158:55 a.m., and pre-registration is not ne cessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 f or both days. The camp will be aministered by SFC C head and assistant coaches, with he lp from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, co ntact Camp Director and SFCC Athlet ic Director Rick Hitt at 784-7036.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season f or public swimming is just about upon us as the Sebring High School pool opens to t he public Sunday, May 1. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 -3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays additio nal hours will be added once school is ou t. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big sa vings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 f or the first swimmer and $15 for each add itional family member. Swimming lessons will also be availab le with four separate sessions throughout t he summer for eight differents levels of instruction, ranging from Adult Beginne r, Parent and Tot, Fundamenta ls, Introduction to Water Skills, Pre-Scho ol Aquatics, Fundamental Aquatic Skil ls, Stroke Development, Improvment an d Refinement, Personal Water Safety an d Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session I runs from June 13-24, sessio n II from June 27-July 8, session III fro m July 11-22 and session IVfrom July 2 5August 5. Registrations will be Wednesday, M ay 17 from 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. and Monday May 2 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. Water aerobics return as well, with ce rtified instructor Ricki Albritto n, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:3 0 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the fir st class is Thursday, May 5. For more information, please call 47 15500, ext. 229, and leave a message f or Ms. Pat.Blue Streak Golf ClassicSEBRING The 28th Annual Bl ue Streak Golf Classic is set to tee o ff Saturday, May 7, at Sun N Lake, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Sebring Firemen, Inc., are t he major sponsor for the event which ben efits Sebring High School Athletics. Entry fee is $60 per golfer for the Fou rPerson, Flighted Scramble and includ es one mulligan, lunch, beverages, prize s, cart, greens fee, range balls and loads of fun. Among the plethora of prizes are a 5 0 widescreen plasma, HD television an d IPads courtesy of ABCAppliences as well as a Hole-In-One prize of a 20 11 Ford donated by Bill Jarrett For-Mercur y. Blue Streak Scramble rules dictate th at each team members tee shot must be us ed twice and professionals are not eligib le for hole-in-one prizes. Entry forms can be picked up at t he Sebring High School front office or at Sun N Lakes. Checks to be made payable to Sebrin g High School. For more information, call Ter ry Quarles at 471-5500.Dragon Summer HoopsLAKEPLACID Green Drago n Basketball will be holding itsannu al summer camp from June 13-17 at t he Lake Placid High School Gymnasium f or boys and girls in grades 2-8. Camp will run each day from 8 a.m. -4 p.m., with the final day ending at Noon Cost of the camp is $65 and all campe rs will receive a Dragon Basketball camp Tshirt. Campers can bring lunch or purcha se lunch items at camp concessions ea ch day. Drinks and other snacks will be ava ilable at a reasonable cost. Half-day options are also available. Call or text Linda Veley for details an d other information at 441-0299, or ema il firstname.lastname@example.org. FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 4, Indiana 1 Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Chicago 116, Indiana 89 Miami 4, Philadelphia 1 Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Miami 97, Philadelphia 91 Boston 4, New York 0 Boston 87, New York 85 Boston 96, New York 93 Boston 113, New York 96 Boston 101, New York 89 Atlanta 4, Orlando 2 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 Orlando 101, Atlanta 76 Thursday: Atlanta 84, Orlando 81WESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 4, San Antonio 2 Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT Friday: Memphis 99, San Antonio 91 L.A. Lakers 4, New Orleans 2 New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90 Thursday: L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80 Dallas 4, Portland 2 Dallas 89, Portland 81 Dallas 101, Portland 89 Portland 97, Dallas 92 Portland 84, Dallas 82 Dallas 93, Portland 82 Thursday: Dallas 103, Portland 96 Oklahoma City 4, Denver 1 Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97 ___ CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago vs. Atlanta Monday: Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA Sunday, May 8: Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Tueseday, May 10: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Miami vs. Boston Sunday: Boston at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Boston at Miami, TBA Saturday, May 7: Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. Monday, May 9: Miami at Boston, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Boston at Miami, TBA x-Friday, May 13: Miami at Boston, TBA x-Monday, May 16: Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCEL.A. Lakers vs. Dallas Monday: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m. Wednesday: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA Sunday, May 8: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City vs. Memphis Sunday: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD Friday, May 13, Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD Sunday, May 15, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 4, New York Rangers 1 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2 Boston 4, Montreal 3 Montreal 2, Boston 0 Montreal 3, Boston 1 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Montreal 2, Boston 1 Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 6, Phoenix 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCETampa Bay 1, Washington 0 Friday: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 Sunday, May 1: Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA Wednesday: Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Tampa Bay at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 9; Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Tampa Bay at Washington, TBA Philadelphia vs. Boston Saturday: Boston at Philadelphia, late Monday: Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. Friday: Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Philadelphia at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Boston at Philadelphia, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 1, Nashville 0 Thursday: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Saturday: Nashville at Vancouver, late Tuesday: Vancouver at Nashville, 9 p.m. Thursday: Vancouver at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Vancouver at Nashville, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Nashville at Vancouver, TBA San Jose 1, Detroit 0 Friday: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT Sunday: Detroit at San Jose, 3 p.m. Wednesday: San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m. Friday: San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: San Jose at Detroit, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBAAMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB NY Yankees149.609Tampa Bay1412.538112Toronto1313.500212Baltimore1113.458312Boston 1114.4404 CENTRAL WLPCTGB Cleveland178.680Kansas City1313.500412Detroit 1214.462512Chicago Sox1017.3708 Minnesota916.3608 WEST WLPCTGB LA Angels1511.577Texas1511.577Oakland1313.5002 Seattle1215.444312___Fridays Games Cleveland 9, Detroit 5 Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 L.A. Angels 8, Tampa Bay 5 Seattle 5, Boston 4 Baltimore 10, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 3, Texas 1 Saturdays Games L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, late Texas at Oakland, late Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Detroit at Cleveland, late Baltimore at Chi White Sox, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late Seattle at Boston, late Sunday's Games Detroit at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia178.680Florida168.66712Atlanta 1314.4815 Washington1213.4805 NY Mets1115.423612CENTRAL WLPCTGB St. Louis1511.577Milwaukee1312.520112Cincinnati1313.5002 Pittsburgh1214.4623 Chicago Cubs1114.440312Houston917.3466 WEST WLPCTGB Colorado168.667LA Dodgers1413.519312San Francisco1213.480412Arizona 1114.440512San Diego917.3468 ___ Fridays Games Philadelphia 10, N.Y. Mets 3 Washington 3, San Francisco 0 Florida 7, Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 3, 11 innings Milwaukee 5, Houston 0 Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 2 Saturdays Games N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, late St. Louis at Atlanta, late San Francisco at Washington, late Milwaukee at Houston, late Florida at Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs at Arizona, late Pittsburgh at Colorado, late San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games San Francisco at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Florida at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 8:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball at Clearwater Central Catholic,7 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Global Rallycross Championship. . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . NHRA OReilly Spring Nationals . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Toronto at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 4 4 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 3B Johnny Knight halted t hings momentarily with a d iving catch of a Davon L opez liner, though Davis t agged and moved to third. Shafer was intentionally p assed by Blue Streak starter C orbin Hoffner, but it backf ired as Jarred Smith sliced a d ouble over Gunnar W estergoms head in left to b ring two in. Joseph Jusino then singled S mith in and the Highlanders h ad themselves a 3-0 lead. Sebring mounted a threat i n the second with Nate G reene and Alex Griffin both r eaching, but they would be l eft on the bases and Lopez d rove in a run with a single in t he bottom of the inning to p ush the lead to 4-0. But as had been the case in t he previous games, while L ake Wales got their scoring i n early, Sebring then started t o peck away at the lead. Abeln began the third by d rawing another walk, one of f our he would work on the d ay, and would eventually c ome around to score on a J esse Baker ground out. Again in the fourth, the S treaks scratched for a run w ith a speedy and hustling K night somehow scoring f rom second on a Westergom g round out. But while a seeming m omentum was starting to b uild, the Highlanders turned t he tide with a four-run bott om of the fourth to break it o pen. With the bases loaded, S mith smacked a two-run s ingle and Jusino and Z achary Calvin knocked in o ne each to balloon the lead t o 8-2. And though the barrage c ould have served to deflate t he Sebring cause, the S treaks continued to battle. Evan Lewis singled to start t he fifth and moved to third o n Bakers single to right b efore coming in on a H offner grounder. But even though they batt led, one run per inning wasn t going to cut it, especially w hen Shafer got them in o rder for the only time in the g ame in the sixth. Kyle Cunningham came on i n relief with one out in the f ifth and held the H ighlanders scoreless t hrough the sixth, giving the S treaks one last shot which t heyd nearly make the most o f. Abeln drew his fourth walk t o start the seventh and R andall reached on an error, sending Abeln to third. One out later, Shafer was lifted for lefty reliever Gerardo Dudamel and Baker soon drove Abeln in with a sharp single to left and put runners at second and third when the throw came home. Hoffner then walked to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate with just one out. But Dudamel used his offspeed pitches to strike out the next two batters and end the tournament and season for the Streaks. We let a couple plays get away from us and they made two or three really great plays, Rewis said afterward. But in each of the games weve lost this year, weve either gotten the tying run on base in the last inning, or threatened. We never just laid down and thats kind of a measure to the character of our kids. We had a great group of seniors and if there was anything hard about it, its that it was hard to get mad at them, he continued. There were never any problems anywhere and theyre one of the Continued from 1B Sebring falls short of title game News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Corbin Hoffner gave a game effort, but the Highlanders were just a bit too much Thursday. Below: Matt Randall lays down a sacrifice bunt. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and now Cam Newton. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked around the rest of the NFC South and concluded that to enhance their chances of winning their division it was imperative to improve the clubs ability to pressure opposing quarterbacks with a strong pass rush. After taking defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and DaQuan Bowers with their first two picks in the NFL draft, general manager Mark Dominik feels theyve done that. Bowers, rated as a possible top-five pick before undergoing right knee surgery, was the clubs second round selection at No. 51 overall on Friday night. The former Clemson star led the nation with 15.5 sacks last season and said hes motivated to prove other teams erred in skipping over him because of concerns about his injury. The last 24 hours have been crazy long. Its been grueling just waiting for that one phone call. Im just glad for the opportunity that Tampa Bay gave me. I just want to show them that they made a great pick and it wasnt a mistake, Bowers said. He said hes excited about the prospect of lining up on the end opposite Clayborn, the ex-Iowa sackmaster selected in the first round on Thursday. Im definitely motivated, Bowers said. Im just ready to get in Tampa and show everybody what Im capable of doing, and showing them that they picked a great athlete and a great guy. The Bucs stayed on the defensive in the third round, adding Washington linebacker Mason Foster, who had 6.5 sacks as a senior with the Huskies. Its the second straight year Dominik and coach Raheem Morris have used their top two picks on defensive linemen. Tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price were taken in the first two rounds in 2010. Clayborns selection at No. 20 overall was not a surprise. Bowerstalent is unquestioned, however many team shied away from the 6-foot4, 277-pound end from Bamberg, S.C., because of speculation that he may need future knee surgery and possibly could have a short career. Picking late in the second round, the Bucs felt he was too good a prospect to ignore. Obviously we did a lot of research on this pick. For me, the value ... was just too strong, Dominik said, adding that the Bucs are not among the teams concerned about how long it may take Bowers to recover from his current injury or if major surgery may be required eventually. We dont see that. What we will do is everything we can to get him on the field when its appropriate to get him on the football field, Dominik said of whether theres a chance Bowers might not be able to play as a rookie. That should be some time this season. Without elaborating or getting into specific s, Bowers said his knee is fine and getting bett er every day. Ill be ready to get o n the field whenever th ey need me to, he adde d. Whenever they sa y: DaQuan, were ready f or you to hit the field, I m going to hit the field ru nning whether that be in two weeks or two month s. Whenever they give me t he go, Im going. The Bucs plan to pl ay Bowers at left end and u se Clayborn, who had 1 9 career sacks at Iowa, at right end. The hope is both w ill help McCoy, the third ove rall pick in the 2010 dra ft, realize his potential an d starting slowly and finis hing with three sacks as a rookie. Clayborn, who receiv ed a congratulatory call fro m McCoy on draft night, is excited about being part of a young defensive line th at can grow and prosp er together. Its not going to happ en right away. But I think de finitely were going to bui ld something here thats goin g to be great, Clayborn sa id during a visit to the Buc s training facility on Friday Im going to step into a situation where its goin g to be a lot expected of m e, but at the same time I m going to have help alon g the way, Clayborn adde d. Like I said, getting th at call from Gerald and hi m kind of telling me he s going to be there for m e and will lead me through it, gives me confidence. Bucs build defense with first 3 draft picks
Page 4BNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com This summer the South Florida Community College volle yball program has more camps to offer than ever before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and indo or camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the a ge group is different than yours please call and special arrang ements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are ava ilable year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:3 0 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:3 0 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16th: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 -10:3 0 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:3 0 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.craw email@example.com cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 86 3784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps w inner over Tampa C atholic Thursday. We havent seen them so w ell be making some calls, a s Im sure they will be to f ind out more about us, C ornell said. But hey, we g et to keep playing and Ill t ake a regional champio nship over a district champ ionship. The Devils reached the t ournament title game with a decisive, 13-3 win over c ounty rival Lake Placid T hursday. Agood outing by the t eams strongest pitcher, B rad Torres, and solid hitt ing by Ty Jackson and L ane Crosson contributed t o the victory. Torres threw a complete g ame, striking out six, w alking three and hitting o ne batter. Jackson delivered a twor un home run in the first i nning that set the tone for t he night. Crosson then hit a triple o ff the center field wall in t he fourth inning that drove i n three runs. Dragon pitching did not f are well. Starting pitcher Dylan W eber-Callahan struck out o ne and walked one, but g ave up the first inning h ome run and was knocked o ut of the game during the t op of the fourth a 40m inute, six-run adventure i n itself with a flurry of s ingles and the solid triple. Heath Harris, pitching w ith two out in fourth, s truck out none and walked none, but did allow two runs to score on base hits. Colby Delaney then took the mound in the fifth and finished the game, striking out two and walking three, but allowing four more runs. While not fire breathing Dragons, Lake Placid did have one or two moments of actual heat. They answered Avon Park back in the bottom of the first when Tyler Carr hit a sharp single to bring in a run making the score 2-1. Then the bats went quiet until Taylor Townsend hit a towering home run, scoring two in the sixth. Pitching control and fielding bobbles played a role in the game, with several unearned runs scoring. Lake Placid Dan Coomes was not entirely happy with his team. They had beaten Avon Park in both of their previous match-ups this season, and played as the host team on Head field because they were the higher seed. From the first inning you could see Avon Park had come to play and we didnt, he said. It was a lack of dedication. Whit Cornell, the Avon Park coach was as thrilled as Coomes was disappointed. Thats one thing I say about Lake Placid, said Cornell, you have to keep the runs coming out of respect. Christopher Tuffley contributed to this article. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Park catcher Cole Jones tags out this McKeel runner trying to score Friday night in the District 9-3A tournament title game at Charles R. Head Field. AP heads to Clearwater for Tuesday regional r ebound. That power play came w hen Jason Chimera was sent o ff for roughing after a hit on P avel Kubina, who didnt p lay in the third period. That c all drew boos from the home f ans. Those jeers only grew l ouder, naturally, when S tamkos converted the extram an chance. That finished reversing the 2 -1 lead Washington built w ith goals by Alexander S emin and Eric Fehr. The Lightning played most o f the game without veteran l eft wing Simon Gagne, who w as helped to the dressing r oom after his helmet banged o n the ice when he fell hard f ollowing a hit by Hannan in the first period. The Lightning said Gagne and Kubina would be re-evaluated Saturday. Boudreau chastised his players for engaging in what he called river hockey the sort of back-and-forth, wide-open style the Capitals used to rely on before making a concerted effort to focus on defense. In the first round, rookie Neuvirth hes 18 years younger than Roloson and the Capitals allowed the New York Rangers to score a grand total of two goals in the three games played at Washington. The Lightning surpassed that total in a span of two periods. Were staying very downto-earth about this win, Boucher said. Theyre a more powerful team than us, and at some point, its bound to show. NOTES: Capitals D John Carlson played only 36 seconds in the third period, and Boudreau said he was day to day. Im hoping he can go Sunday, Boudreau said. ... Washington C Nicklas Backstroms goal drought reached 13 games and he acknowledged he might be starting to try too hard to score. Thats what happens when you struggle, he said. ... The Capitals had an apparent goal waved off 13 1/2 minutes in, when officials ruled Brooks Laich kicked the puck past Roloson. Continued from 1B Tampa takes series lead f lashes of their past ability. Turkoglu, who averaged 1 6.8 points before his initial d eparture from Orlando in 2 009, averaged just 11.4 p oints with the Magic during t he regular season and only e ight points during the posts eason (shooting 16 percent f rom 3-point range). Richardson averaged a r espectable 13.9 points duri ng the regular-season after j oining the Magic, but that w as a career low. Arenas was particularly disappointing. Battling knee and calf issues late in the year, he averaged a career-low eight points in a backup role to Jameer Nelson. Before erupting for 20 points in Game 4 against the Hawks, he had even been benched by Van Gundy. I think the trade was good for our team, Smith said. I thought we would play a little bit better. I thought we would shoot the ball a little bit better than we did in the postseason. If I had it to do it all over again, Id probably do the same thing. Another area of focus will be in the front court, where Howard was basically a oneman show in the second half of the year without Gortat to relieve him off the bench. Van Gundy said he has only had preliminary talks with Smith about potential roster shakeups. Were just starting to think in those terms, Van Continued from 1B Magic eye roster shakeups NEWS-SUN 385-6155
Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of May 2-6 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Corn dog, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, dill stack, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, black beans, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, orange glazed carrots, applesauce snacking cake, strawberry cup, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, tossed salad, peach cup, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Corn dog, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, dill stack, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit blend slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit blend juicy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, brown gravy, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, sweet potato casserole, green beans, raisins, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, peach cup, white milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/ sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, cinnamon bears, apple juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk, Whole Grain PopTarts, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, glazed berries and cherries, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Whole Grain PopT arts, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Homestyle pork roast, brown gravy, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, sweet potato casserole, green beans, raisins, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, Goldfish crackers, apricot cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, glazed berries and cherries, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 5B SCHOOLMENUS
Page 6BNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunAVON PARK During S outh Florida Community C olleges commencement e xercises Wednesday, T renton Haralson will gradua te twice. The 18-year-old Sebring n ative will receive his high s chool diploma from the S outh Florida Community C ollege High School. Then, hell accept the p romise of an Associate in A rts degree with an honors d esignation from South F lorida Community College. O nce he completes three final c lasses over the summer, h ell have that degree in h and. Haralson has spent the last t wo years as a dual enrolled h igh school and college stud ent at SFCC, which helped h im earn his high school d iploma and associate degree s imultaneously. For many students, this w ould be an extraordinary a ccomplishment, but the H aralson family is taking it i n stride. His older brother, Tommy, d id the same six years ago a nd has since become the I nformation Technology (IT) d irector for the Highlands C ounty Clerk of Courts. Both young men came to S FCC from the ABecka A cademy, a home-schooling p rogram that is produced by P ensacola Christian College. T renton Haralson credits the c urriculum-based program f or preparing him personally a nd academically for college c lasses. He watched video recordi ngs of actual high school classes, completed homework assignments that were graded by the academy, and received a report card every quarter. This definitely taught me to be self-motivated, Haralson said. I came to SFCC with the attitude that I would do whatever I had to do to help myself. I never expected teachers to do things for me. Ironically, his brothers example did not inspire him to enroll in college early. Honestly, from my perspective at the time as a 12-yearold, I did not want to do it. I was the wild child. I didnt want to lose my two years of high school. By the end of his 10thgrade year, he changed his mind. I didnt feel challenged. I wanted to do something different. Rather than go to high school and study things I had already seen, I decided to do something more advanced. During the fall 2009 academic term, Haralson enrolled in SFCCs adult high school and began taking a full load of college courses that would fulfill the requirements of a high school diploma and an associate degree. He was immediately accepted into SFCCs Honors Program, which offered additional learning opportunities and helped him apply his education to real-life experiences. One of my first servicelearning projects was volunteering at the Avon Park Depot Museum, organizing data and taking pictures, and then documenting them so they could be stored electronically, he said. It was cool to get a grasp on history through special projects. In his freshman year, Haralson joined SFCCs Honors Ambassadors club, which mentored first-year students. He became the clubs liaison to the colleges Student Government Association (SGA), which eventually inspired him to run for election as the clubs 2010-11 officer of jurisprudence. We went on leadership trips and retreats to St. Petersburg and Tallahassee through the Florida Junior and Community College Student Government Association (FJCCSGA), Haralson said. In Tallahassee, we lobbied for real legislation that is affecting college students. Haralson is still weighing careers, but is leaning toward law or law enforcement. He plans to pursue his bachelors degree next, although he has not yet settled on a four-year college. Reflecting on high school and the two years of college that are now behind him, Haralson said his double accomplishment was rigorous but worthwhile. I would recommend that any high school student do some level of dual enrollment, he said. Its a great way to get college credits at a younger age and prepare yourself for college. Weve got some of the most outstanding people here at SFCC, he continued. Theyre not just willing to help in the classroom. They will make an extra effort if they see you putting in the effort, and help you in any situation. I definitely had a great experience. Haralson is the son of Shawn and Tommy Haralson Sr. SFCCs 2010-11 commencement exercises will be at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. SFCC graduate earns AA degree while finishing high school CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Only 18, Trenton Haralson is graduating from South Florida Community College with a high school diploma and associate degree. Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK South Florida Community College graduates will celebrate their self-determination, diligence, and long hours of study when they are honored during commencement on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in the Theatre for the Performing Arts. More than 818 students will have met SFCC graduation requirements by the May commencement. Of these, 719 will receive their associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees, associate in applied science degrees, vocational certificates, or college credit certificates, and 99 will be graduates from SFCCs Adult Education program. Approximately 239 plan to walk across the stage during commencement. The commencement keynote speaker will be graduating student Ricki Albritton of Sebring. During her time at SFCC, Albritton has played on the Lady Panthers Volleyball team, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society, and serves on the Student Government Association (SGA). She also spends much of her time volunteering with her church as a youth leader by helping middle and high school students with relationship building and teaching volleyball. She is a camp counselor during the summer at Lake Denton and works as a disk jockey on Friday nights for WWOJ. She plans to atten d the University of Flori da (UF) in the fall to pursue a bachelors degree in Telecommunications. What Im going to mi ss most about SFCC are m y fellow volleyball teammat es and being so involved in t he community, said Albritto n. But Im really excited to continue my education at UF because my whole fam ily attended college there. Albritton was recent ly honored with the Joseph E. Johnston/Bette L. McDearman Stude nt Services Award for ou tstanding academic achiev ement and involvement in student-related activities o n campus, outstanding leade rship ability both on and o ff campus, and her contrib ution to fellow students an d the college. Marshals for this year s graduation are SFCC facul ty members Lena Phelp s, Elizabeth Andrews, Ell en Thornton, Tanna Marke l, Brian Deery, and Felec ia Dozier. Rhonda NeSmi th and Deborah Florence w ill provide American Sig n Language interpretatio n during the graduation cer emony. Graduation rehearsal w ill take place Wednesday at 1 0 a.m. in the Theatre for t he Performing Arts. Arece ption immediately followin g the graduation ceremoni es will be held in the Catheri ne P. Cornelius Stude nt Services and Classroo m Complex. Call 784-7405. SFCC graduation ceremonies set for Wednesday
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College (SFCC) Community Education is offering new classes this spring at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Basic Home Computer will teach students the components of a pc system, understanding the desktop, icons, opening multiple windows, screensavers, and backgrounds. This class is for beginning computer students working with MS Windows XP. Class meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, May 23 to July 25. The cost is $94 and includes a book. Aquabics is a moderatelypaced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength in a heated pool. Water exercise is easy on the joints but still provides resistance. Morning and evening classes will be offered May 6 to July 29. For detailed days and times, call 453-6661, ext. 7388. Aquacize is a gentle water exercise class for people with arthritis and is sanctioned by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes meet May 6 to July 29. For detailed days and times, call 453-6661, ext. 7388. Lap Swimming is an excellent way to exercise and cross train. Each class is one hour and students have the ability to swim at their own pace. This class meets from 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, May 5-31 and June 2 to July 28. The cost is $22 for May and $47 for June and July. Work out on state-of-theart, 10-station Nautil us equipment in the Nautil us class. Afitness instructor w ill design a program with t he students goals in mind. T he class meets from 5:30-6:3 0 p.m. Monday an d Wednesday, May 4 to Ju ly 25. The cost is $61 for t he term. Learn the graceful art of Tai Chi and improve yo ur balance, flexibility, breat hing, and muscle strength an d control. The class meets fro m 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday an d Wednesday, May 23 to Ju ne 29, and the cost is $40. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or an y SFCC campus or center. F or more information, conta ct Lauren Redick at 453-666 1, 465-5300, 773-2252, or 49 47500, ext. 7388 or 7392. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 7B CHALKTALK Courtesy photo FFA member Carlee Hill reads These Florida Farms to a class at the Kindergarten Learning Center. Special to the News-SunFlorida Agriculture C ommissioner Adam P utnam kicked off Florida A griculture Literacy Day A pril 25 by reading to 70 s econd, third, fourth and f ifth graders at Shady Hill E lementary in Ocala and 1 20 fifth graders at C olumbia City Elementary i n Lake City. The official Florida A griculture Literacy Day w as Tuesday, April 26. Highlands County volunt eers joined forces with m ore than 1,200 agriculture i ndustry volunteers to read t o more than 60,000 Florida s tudents. The volunteers read from o ne of two books that are p art of a series developed s pecifically for the annual e vent. One is a new book, Florida Farms at Work, w ritten and illustrated by N athan Brown, which introd uces students to a variety o f careers in agriculture, f rom farmers and scientists t o truck drivers and grocers. The other book, These F lorida Farms, written by G ary Seamans and illustrate d by Mike Wright, is the f irst in the series and shows s tudents how food comes f rom a farm, not a store, and a bout the variety of comm odities grown in Florida. Florida Agriculture L iteracy Days books disp lay a variety of aspects of F lorida agriculture througho ut the vibrantly colored r hyming books, which m akes students eager to list en and learn about Florida a griculture. Children are naturally c urious about agriculture, w hich makes it easy for t eachers to later use the conc epts taught on Florida Agriculture Literacy Day to teach core subjects like math, science, language arts and science, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Chairman Jennifer Sills said. She participated in Commissioner Putnams press conferences Monday at the two elementary schools. Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is a partnership between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, a non-profit organization charged with educating Florida students and teachers about the importance of agriculture. In addition to Florida Agriculture Literacy Day, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom uses funding it receives from sales of the agriculture specialty license plate known as the Ag Tag to provide curricula, materials, workshops, grant money and other programs to teachers and agriculture industry volunteers throughout the year. For more information about specific counties or schools participating in Florida Agriculture Literacy Day, contact Rachael Ryals at (352) 846-1391/(352) 339-0853 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Highlands County 4-H programs were on board for this very important community service project. 4-H members visited schools in Avon Park, Sebring, and Lake Placid. 4-H members representing Avon Park were Shelby Ball, Roxanne Guerndt, Taylor Hedrick, Brittany Gates, Sarah Hunnicutt, and Taylor Brown. Reading from the Sebring 4-H Clubs were Megan Stein, Justin Bickman, Cassie Hare, Megan Sowards, Julia VanFleet, Stephanie Halliday, Amanda Killmon, Jenna Leigh LaBarr, William Brunner, Kitty Lackey, Juliette Perez, Mariah Brewington, and Cheyenne Simmons. Promoting Ag Literacy in Lake Placid was Hannah Thompson. Highlands County FFA, 4-H members take part in Ag Literacy Day Courtesy photo This group of Highlands County 4-H students participated in Ag Literacy Day. SFCC Community Education announces summer 2011 classes Special to the News-SunSouth Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is offering a 12-hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course for drivers who wish to have their drivers license reinstated or those that were ordered by the court to do so. The course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 1719 at the SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia. Pre-registration is required and the fee is $124. Aseries of Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention Training (ADAPT) courses for firsttime drivers license applicants will also be offered. The four-hour courses will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive., Avon Park; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $32 and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Finally, a series of Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program (SPAPP) courses for drivers who have received a traffic citation will be offered. The four-hour courses w ill be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m Wednesday, May 11 at t he SFCC DeSoto Campus, 225 2 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadi a, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:3 0 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at t he SFCC Hardee Campus, 296 8 U.S. 17 N. Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $37. Participants may regist er in Building B on t he Highlands Campus or at an y SFCC campus or center. F or more information, contact t he Community Educatio n Department at 453-666 1, 465-5300, 494-7500, 77 32252, or 382-6900, ext. 738 8 or by email at communitye email@example.com. Driving classes offered at SFCC Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
Page 8BNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. 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, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. 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 and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. 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 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 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; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 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, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. 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. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. 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. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunday Bibl e Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worshi p Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesda y Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP SHS Class of prepares for reunionLAKE PLACID The S ebring High School Class o f 1961 will hold its 50-year c lass reunion on May 13-14. A ttendees will be gathering a t 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 to v isit the Sebring Historical A rchives at the city library. A time to socialize and r enew friendships along with a barbecue meal will follow a t the Sebring Civic Center n ext door. On Saturday class memb ers will meet at the Danny a nd Darlene Phypers home i n Lake Placid. Gathering t ime will be 5:30 p.m. A c lass picture will be taken a nd made available for sale. A buffet meal will follow. Additional information a bout the reunion is availa ble by contacting Gary L anier or Kay Taylor Wise. A nnual Parent Conference May 17LAKE PLACID Florida D iagnostic and Learning R esources System Heartland w ill hold its Annual Parent C onference on Tuesday, May 1 7 at the FDLRS Office in L ake Placid. Guest speakers w ill address Living with A utism and The Internet: How Safe is It? John Miller has a masters degree in special education and currently teaches in Palm Beach County schools. He will give the presentation on Living with Autism.Miller has taught children with special needs for nearly a decade. Diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at the age of 30, Miller has overcome many obstacles to be the person he is today. His success has come from perseverance, hard work and support of people in his life. He teaches and speaks publicly because he wants to make a difference in the lives of people with Autism. Sgt. Chris Myers from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office will speak about cyber-bullying, Internet safety and sexting. This is a must-see for all parents with children in elementary, middle or high school. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m., with refreshments between the presentations. Call (800) 316-7057 to register. The FDLRS office is at the Heartland Educational Consortium, 1099 U.S. 27 North. The conference is free, but space is limited. Register by Friday, May 6; transportation can be provided.Zesch to teach good writing skills at Walker AcademyAVON PARK If youve ever been uncomfortable about your ability to write well, you can learn techniques to help you break through that wall of uncertainty when it comes to putting pen to paper. There is no special equipment for this class, except an ordinary letter-sized note pad. Two evening classes on Learn the Fundamentals of Good Writing will be instructed by Jeannette Zesch at Walker Memorial Academy: Students going into grades 9-12 will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6-27. The cost for the seven sessions is $80. Adults of all ages will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5-28. The cost for the eight sessions is $90. Call Walker Memorial Academy at 453-3131, ext. 201 to register and pay a $10 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is due the first week of class.Walker Memorial Academy presents spring concertAVON PARK Walker Memorial Academy will have the second free concert of its Spring Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 with a sacred Vespers portion and ending with a few secular pieces featuring the elementary groups: 4-6 Chorus, Grade 3 Recorders, K-2 Chorus, Junior Band and 5th and 6th Grade Steelers. The program will be held in the Walker Memorial Academy gymnasim, 1525 W. Avon Blvd. CHALKTALK Courteys photo South Florida Community College art student Allen McPherson presents his design for the 2011-12 South Florida Community College birthday card to SFCC President Dr. Norm Stephens. McPherson used a gouache watercolor technique to paint the design. I chose a Florida landscape with the panther because I felt it represented SFCC and the campus, he said. McPherson recently received three outstanding student awards for his work in his drawing II, painting II, and watercolor classes during SFCCs Awards Day. Winning design Courtesy pho to Heartland Christian School seventh-grade student Nic Hewitt placed above the 95th percentile on the Stanford Achievement Test and has been invited to takethe College Board SAT or ACT with college bound high school students through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.Nicscored in the top 1 percent of seventhgrade studentsin the nation and iseligible to attend the Duke University Summer Academy. HCS Hewitt scores high on achievement tests
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each month, a nd Rev. Jefferson Cox on the seco nd and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir d irector. Worship service at 9:30 a .m.; Holy Eucharist is every S unday. Coffee hour on the first a nd third Sunday of each month. C ouncil meeting on the first M onday of month; Ladies Group W ELCAmeets at noon second M onday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable G arden Club meets as needed. L abyrinth Prayer Garden open s even days a week to congretation a nd community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 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 seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 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). Trinity Tots Preschool (3-4years old): 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Visit us online at:www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. 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 to 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 worship, 6 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: Phone, 3140482, email@example.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. 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, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. 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 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. 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,firstname.lastname@example.org,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: email@example.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; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lPLACESTOWORSHIP If you are an agricultural land manager or if youre interested in the dynamics of wetlands and phosphorus, mark your calendar for Tuesday. The Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors have arranged to have a very informative presentation at 4 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris A gricultural Center Auditorium l ocated at 4509 George Blvd. in S ebring. Dr. Mark Clark will be presenti ng on Conventional and E merging Wetland Treatment S ystems to Address Phosphorus L oads in the Environment. The p resentation is free and it will a ddress how agricultural landowne rs may benefit and help the envir onment by using best management p ractices on their land. Two of the planets biggest challenges are providing food for a growing population and protecting the environment. Conservationists and landowners, now more than ever, must work together to face increasing obstacles that come with a growing population. The demand for more land, water and resources are ever increasing. Since Highlands County is composed largely of agricultural lands, it is more important than ever that landowners practice best management practices on their property in an effort to help resolve these issues. Agriculture represents one of the most cost-effective ways to improve one of the most pressing environmental challenges: water quality. Many cost incentives and cost sharing programs are available to the land managers who implement best management practices on their property. By being involved in reducing phosphorus in our water bodies, these programs may benefit not only the landowner but the environment. Most agricultural land owners are excellent conservationists and care deeply for the land. It is certainly in their best interest to take care of the water since that is their livelihood. This presentation will be helpful and allow the audience to take away vital and useful information regarding phosphorus loads, wetlands and how to implement landscapes, designs and other approaches to face the problem of nutrient loads head on. Dr. Clark has vast knowledge in the water quality field and is an associate professor at the Soil and Water Science Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Clark also serves as the Wetlands and Water Quality Extension Specialist at UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He has a master of science in wetlands ecology from the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences and has a doctorate in wetland biogeochemistry from the Soil and Water Science Department both at the University of Florida. His expertise in wetland ecology, water quality and watershed processes are well known and should prove beneficial to all who attend. He has done research that includes wetland nutrient assimilation and storage processes, vegetative succession dynamics, wetland macrophyte ecophysiology, and ecological engineering design using natural and integrated processes to improve water quality and enhance ecological function o f altered landscapes. The nutrient level numbers in our lakes and wetlands are cause for concern. Dr. Clark will addres s this issue and give recommendations on how to find and implement best management practices that could reduce these numbers. His agenda topics include: phos phorus dynamics in upland and wetland landscapes, conventional use of wetlands to treat phosphorus, and alternative/integrative/multi-optimization approaches to address phosphorus loads. This last topic includes sources and source control, integrated landscapes and intensive designs with crop/produ ct recovery. If you have questions or need additional information, please cal l 402-6545. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assistin g the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Clark to present on phosphorus loads in the environment News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Dr. Mark Clark is an associate professor in wetland ecology for the University of Florida. He is scheduled to present at the Agricultural Center at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Special to the News-SunThe final concert of H ighlands Hammock State P arks Music in the Park s eries is 7 p.m. Saturday, M ay 21. The band performi ng, previously advertised as F inal Cut, will be replaced by t he country-rock ensemble, D ock 7. Dock 7 includes members R ich Shepard on bass guitar, W aylon Baker on guitar, Rick D aniels on drums and Robyn C ole singing lead vocals. The band performs a mix o f contemporary country, c lassic rock and their own o riginal music. Sample their s ound at w ww.dock7music.com and h ear their current single, Crazy Over Me. Our sound is influenced b y everything from rhythm a nd blues to Van Halen, K ISS, Brad Paisley and also a rtists like Hank Williams, W aylon Jennings and A labama, says Rich S hepard. Weve been entertaining i n central Florida since O ctober and our band i ncludes two founding memb ers of the highly successful R obyn James Band. Waylon Baker, one of t hose two, hails from Plant C ity as does wife Robyn Cole a nd drummer Rick Daniels. R obyn has been singing on s tage since she was 5 years o ld and while she performs in s everal genres, country music is her home. She and husband Baker are the chief song writers of the group. Its always a team effort though, says Robyn. The guys always throw out an idea or two and will tell us if they dont like something. Robyns stage presence and vocal ability is well known as a show stopper due to the soul and sound she brings to the stage. All the guys started their careers a bit later than Robyn, each picking up their preferred instruments around age 12. Their musical influence is as varied as the band themselves. Rich Shepard was a founding member of the California Toe Jam Band, while Daniels mentions his previous performances with Kings Ransom Band. Although we have all played in a number of bands around Florida, Dock 7 is our home now, asserts Shepard. We just get along so well, musically and personally. Hear Dock 7 at the Hammock on Saturday, May 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, a flashlight, bug spray and a picnic basket or cooler. Concert admission is $5 per person with accompanied children age 12 and under admitted free of charge. Park admission will be waived after 6 p.m. on the concert night, making this a very affordable evening out for the whole family. The annual concert series has proven to be an excellent fund raiser for the Friends of Highlands Hammock during the nine years the park has sponsored this event, says Park Specialist Dorothy Harris. The board is currently working on next years concert line up and we should be able to post the fall and winter dates to the park website soon. View all the upcoming events at www.FloridaStateParks.org/h ighlandshammock or call 386-6094 for more information. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Dock 7 wraps up Music in the Park Courtesy photo Dock 7 will close Highlands Hammock State Parks Music in the Park series on May 21. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The goal of the Childrens Academy of Arts & Theatre, (CAAT) is to give opportunity and training to up and coming young artists in the fields of visual art, dance, music, creative writing, and theatre both on stage and behind the scenes. Parents and young people enjoy our programs and understand the importance of the Arts to a complete education and to becoming a well rounded individual. Krista Flores, director of CAAT, said, We are excited about this summers theatre camp, which is a musical version of Hans Christian Andersons The Little Mermaid.We are anticipating some very talented teenagers and kids coming out for auditions. Auditions will be fro m 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesda y, May 17 and Thursday, M ay 19 at the Avon Pa rk Community Center, 310 W Main St. There are man y male and female roles bo th singing and non-singin g, according to Flores. Summer camp will ru n from May 24 through Ju ly 16. The cost of the eigh tweek camp is $250 per st udent. Some need-bas ed scholarships are available The cost of producin g live theatre is a realit y. Financial support of t he community is needed to continue to offer stude nt scholarships opportunities Contact Krista Flores at 212-0800 or Michel le Cathey at 449-0191 f or more information. Childrens Academy of Arts camp program on its way Performance is May 21 at 7 p.m. Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun
T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e firstname.lastname@example.org;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Lodge phone number 4 52-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers AvonPark P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 6 55-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) m eets at 2 p.m. first and third S unday at Brewsters Coffee H ouse on U.S. 27 in Sebring. F or details, call 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at South F lorida Community College will h old a critique clinic the first S unday of every month, 2-4 p .m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, A von Park. Professional local a rtists will discuss and evalua te participantspaintings. The f ee is $5 with a two painting l imit. For more information, call 7 84-7346. U.S. Military Vets M otorcycle Club meets at 1 p .m. on the first Sunday of e ach month at VFW Post 9 853, State Road 64 West and N orth Oliva Drive. For informat ion call Hocky at (954) 5924 847 Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p .m. at the post, 2011 SE L akeview Drive, Sebring. For d etails, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. Ambucs, a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gators Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. For details, call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him email@example.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 4716109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. For details, call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the fir st Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to shar e ideas and suggestions, pleas e join us. For more information, contact Kathy McNeil at 4146444. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800 949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 11B CROSSWORDSOLUTION COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 12B
Page 12BNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011www.newssun.com For more details, call 3820352. Highlands County Community Orchestra rehearses each Tuesday in the Green Room of the South Florida Community College Performing Arts Theater, 5:307:30 p.m. Entrance is at the rear of the building. String players especially needed. Strings call Eugene Longo at 699-1975; winds call Kim Houser at 453-6049 for more information. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. For details, call Philomena Greco at 402-0048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or firstname.lastname@example.org Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctors conference room. For more details, call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. has its boa rd meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday at Placid Lakes Tow n Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for details. Annual meetings are in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near th e library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm. at the Sebring Library 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For info rmation call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 7 p.m. and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655 3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scot t Albritton at 402-1819. Continued from page 11B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College a rt student Nathan W alkington can soon add p ublished childrens illust rator to his resume. Early t his year, Walkington was c hosen to illustrate the child rens book, The Crumb S natchers, written by local a uthor and Park Elementary S chool assistant principal D ebra Thompson. Because Thompson is s elf-publishing her book, s he needed to find an artist t o create the illustrations for h er. Id heard many good t hings about SFCCs art stud ents, so I visited the coll ege and a few students volu nteered, Thompson said. After meeting with Nathan, I saw we were a good fit. He h ad much of the same vision a s I did for the illustrat ions. The two corresponded at l east once a week to collabo rate on ideas and discuss t he physical characteristics o f each character in the s tory. Since these charact ers are based on my sisters a nd I, there were some very s pecific characteristics I w anted the illustrations to h ave, Thompson said. I drew up sketches for h er, and she would tell me w hat parts she wanted to k eep and what she wanted to c hange, Walkington said. I have my own ideas when I draw, but its been really i nteresting interpreting and d rawing someone elses i deas. Walkington uses colored p encils and ink to draw the illustrations. He spends about three hours on each, sketching a rough design, working on the concept and look of each illustration, and then making the final adjustments Thompson requests. So far, he has completed five illustrations and is currently working on the cover. Walkington wants to illustrate comic books and graphic novels as a career and sees this opportunity as a good starting point. Ive done drawings and portraits for people, but never a book, he said. Its been a really a cool introduction seeing how it all works. The Crumb Snatchers is Thompsons first book and is based on experiences she had as a child. The book is the first in a series that focuses on Penny Lenske, the youngest of three sisters, who always gets herself into mischief. Her two older sisters, Sammy and Terri, have to save her from trouble. Thompson would like to see Walkington illustrate the next three books as well. Hes an amazing artist, she said. His definition of the characters is so detailed they almost look threedimensional. Walkingtons illustrations can be seen early this summer when The Crumb Snatchers becomes available for purchase on the Internet. SFCC art student illustrates childrens book ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Debra Thompson and Nathan Walkington display the illustrations for her book, The Crumb Snatchers.
Celebrities and politicians o ften find themselves at the e nd of an artists pen adept at c reating caricatures. Ears out of proportion or l ips protruding, hair askew, e yes bulging, or a misshapen h ead, still we recognize the p erson being depicted. Most t imes it brings a funny sort of s mile to our faces. The artists abilities cause u s to laugh at ourselves ( should we be the one caricat ured) or chuckle at the exagg erated peculiarities of the w ell-known person depicted. It can be fun in a cartoon s ort of way. And yet, it is not c omplimentary. It is a distort ion of reality. The one caric atured would be better s erved with a true portrait t hat accentuates his or her f iner qualities than overstati ng lesser ones. Sometimes I think people h ave misinformed concepts a bout God. In essence, theyve painted a caricature of God according t o their own ideas or those d rawn together through t hings they hear. C onsequently, they miss the one true God. For example, hes been called the man upstairs, the genie in the sky, or a force. In each case, an image pops into ones mind that distorts him. And if we have a wrong concept of God, well have a wrong response. Reading the Bible helps us to understand God for who he is. We see throughout Scripture that God seeks us and he makes provision for us to approach him for fellowship. By making himself known, we are able to have a relationship with him. His attributes include being holy, perfect, loving, merciful, good and righteous. When we understand that he is our heavenly Father, we come into a relationship as sons and daughters. And he is committed to fulfilling the responsibilities of his fatherhood to his children. Satan would rather we have a distorted caricature of God in mind. He wants us to fear Gods holiness and diminish his love. On the other hand, he may over emphasize Gods love to some driving them into sinful behavior because of minimizing Gods holiness. Gods authentic portrait is painted throughout Scripture. The fullness of his love, holinessall his attributeswill bring rest, hope and joy to our souls. Lets not be led astray by caricatures. Come meet the one, true God as revealed to us through Jesus Christ. As we read in Colossians 1: 15a, 19a, NKJV, He is the image of the invisible GodFor it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winning writer. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 1, 2011Page 13B DIVERSIONS UNFINISHEDB MOVIESBy CHRIS A. MCGLOTHLIN ACROSS 1 Words preceding a pronouncement 5 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Newton 8 Novel digits 12 Trig function 19 Guy 20 In the style of 21 Popeyes __ Pea 22 Sentence alterations 23 Film about an embarrassing fig leaf situation? 25 Film about winning the chicken breeders trophy? 27 Toast triangle topper 28 Link letters 29 Most prone to brooding 30 Film about great cornbread? 35 Buffys love 38 Simpson judge 39 Tallow source 40 Scrub over 45 Italian mine 46 Walk pompously 48 Strip 50 Bassoon relative 51 Film about where to put Melba sauce? 54 Film about clashing egos? 57 Catholic college near Oakland 58 45 players 61 Bridge supports 62 ... the whites of __ eyes 63 TV intro opening 64 With 115-Down, wrinkly pooch 65 Computer add-on 66 Film about swabbing drudgery? 71 Some four-yr. degrees 74 Really could use 75 Afterward 76 Bribable 80 Moves back 82 Kills 99.9% of bacteria product 83 Lennon classic 85 Film about Milos pal Otis? 87 Film about a tick at a kennel club event? 89 Colorado River feeder 90 __ bene 92 Am 93 First name in despotism 94 Run fast 97 Team-player liaisons: Abbr. 99 Saucer contents? 100 Setting for Starry Night Over the Rhone 102 Film set in a sty? 106 Trapped 109 Openers target 110 Prepared for baking, as flour 114 Film about a celebrity golf tournament? 116 Film about V-chip users? 118 The Kids Are All Right Oscar nominee Bening 119 Art Deco designer 120 Clampett patriarch 121 The Auld Sod 122 Painters plasters 123 Pastoral poem 124 Madrid Mrs. 125 Way out DOWN 1 All-in-one Apple 2 Word from a crib 3 Norwegian royal name 4 Hebrew, e.g. 5 Writer John le __ 6 Rhyming fighter 7 Tourists aid 8 Disputed point 9 Ice cream lines 10 Bankrupt 11 Harry Reids st. 12 Cooks protector 13 Fast-talking performer 14 Princess jaunt 15 Its always underfoot 16 Troubles 17 Bygone Nair competitor 18 D.C. setting 24 Satirist Mort 26 Drama queen, e.g. 31 Some Millers 32 Neither esta nor esa 33 One with backing 34 Friends, in slang 35 __ Wanted Man: 2008 novel 36 Amendment dealing with unenumerated rights 37 You win 41 Amazes 42 Belittle 43 Tender spots 44 Steppenwolf author 46 Watch secretly 47 Lead-in following a second point 49 Supple 52 Corey of The Lost Boys 53 Going concerns? 55 Apothecarys weight 56 Old VW camper 59 Greek cheeses 60 Carbon-14, e.g. 63 Buried 64 NASDAQ unit 67 Projection booth item 68 Common conifer secretion 69 Fax forerunners 70 Cribbage pieces 71 Fayetteville fort 72 Tone of the Kansas sequences in The Wizard of Oz 73 Oar 77 It meant nothing to Nero 78 Battery current entry point 79 Comedian Black 81 Its the same in Paris 82 Unhand me! 83 __ Easy: Guns N Roses song 84 Charles River sch. 86 Got all bubbly 88 Jedi adversary 91 Payment option 95 Decides one will 96 Somalian menace 98 Wisenheimer 100 Spellers clarification 101 Made calls, in a way 103 Theyre found in pools 104 Photographer Adams 105 Fed. nutritional no. 106 __ Reader 107 Only the credits held my attention et al. 108 Greek war god 111 Crosby, Stills & Nash, e.g. 112 Architect Saarinen 113 A few bucks? 114 Lose support 115 See 64-Across 116 Short sleepers? 117 Anthem contraction Solution on page 11B Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, be careful what you ask for, as things have a funny way of coming true for you this week. Censor your thoughts for the time being. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, your mind is reeling and the only way to stop these anxious thoughts is to keep busy. Friends provide a welcome diversion later in the week. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, your current interests arent panning out as youd hoped so consider other opportunities. Stop and consider all the possibilities as soon as possible. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Thoughts of love and relationships are on your mind, Cancer. However, you will have trouble expressing just how you feel to others. Think through the words. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, you are a whirlwind of activity and this causes a bit of disruption to a normally organized week. Others may remark on the change in personality. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Its hard to imagine fitting anything else into your packed schedule, Virgo. Somehow you manage to do it. But the effects could prove stressful. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Its time to plan and prepare, Libra. Take out a pen and paper and start making lists. Its the only way to remain organized with so much going on. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Matters of the home take importance this wee k, Scorpio. Focus your atte ntion on tackling thin gs around the house and you ll have more time to devote to fun. Sagittarius (Nov. 2 3Dec. 21) It might be tim e to pinch some pennie s, Sagittarius. This week yo u could come up a bit sho rt, and it doesnt bode well f or the rest of the mont h. Consider working ove rtime. Capricorn (Dec. 2 2Jan. 20) Capricor n, things turn out to be ve ry calm this week and it is su rprising how much you c an get accomplished. Th is slow pace is just t he reprieve youve needed. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Fe b. 18) Aquarius, theres n ot much you can do about a particular problem if yo u dont spend any time act ually thinking about a sol ution. Ignoring the situatio n wont help. Pisces (Feb. 19-Marc h 20) Pisces, a few min or tweaks to your schedu le and you are able to tack le an enormous amount of tasks this week. Enjoy pr oductivity. Famous birthday s May 1Tim McGra w, singer, 44; May 2 Dav id Beckham, athlete, 36; M ay 3 Frankie Valli, singer, 7 4; May 4 Randy Travi s, singer, 52; May 5 Adel e, singer, 23; May 6 Geor ge Clooney, actor, 50; May 7 Taylor Abrahamse, acto r, 20. Things turn out to be very calm, Capricorn Horoscope Caricatures recognizable, not authentic Pause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby: My fraternal twin, Marla, was always difficult. When w e were kids she was physically and e motionally abusive. She stopped hitt ing me only after I outgrew her in h igh school, but she continues to try t o control me. When I started dating my wife, Gloria, Marla would tell me Gloria w asnt good enough for me. At first, i t gave me serious doubts about the w oman who is the love of my life. W ere now expecting our first child a daughter and Marla has been o ffering parenting advice that goes a gainst what Gloria and I feel about c hild-rearing. When I politely decline h er advice, Marla accuses me of b eing selfish for not appreciating it. I want my daughter exposed to h ealthy adult relationships, not abusive ones. How do I tell my twin I love her, but she must stop trying to control me and create conflict where none exists? I dont want to have to cut her out of my life. Soon-To-Be Dad DearSoon-To-Be: The patterns of a lifetime wont change without work on both your parts. Tell your twin that if she wants to be a part of your life and your daughters some radical changes will be necessary. Offer to join her in family therapy. If she agrees, recognize that change wont be easy for her. If she refuses, do what you must to protect your child from her controlling and manipulative behavior. DearAbby: I am a 25year-old man. I have been in a two-year relationship with the most beautiful woman I have ever met. Amanda is 23, and she has just told me she plans on joining the Navy. I respect her decision and courage to better her life and future career. However, my feelings are deeply hurt. I dont understand how, after all this time, she could change course and put our relationship on the back burner. Amanda says she wants us to stay together and promises that everything will be all right. I love her with all my heart. Do you think after four years in the Navy our love will be as strong? At our age, is it worth keeping ourselves exclusive to each other? In Shock in California DearIn Shock: I wish you had mentioned why Amanda has decided to join the military. Could it be shes doing it because, in return for her service, they will pay for her education? If thats the case, then respect her decision and her determination to better her life. 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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, May 1, 2011 BYNICOLETSONGThe Seattle Timestruck spewing exhaust prompts many of us to hold our breath when it passes by on the street. But when it comes to pollution, your own home might be just as insidious. People spend 90 percent of their time indoors, and your home can be two to five times as polluted as the air outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Poor indoor air quality can cause health problems like asthma or sinus issues. And a lot of those problems are triggered by what is in your house, including cleaning products, furniture and carpets. Taking care to recognize your house is properly ventilated and minimizing toxins youre bringing into your home and in your shopping bag is important, said Thor Peterson, the Residential Green Building Specialist with Seattle Department of Planning and Development. Its not pretty once you break it down. Mold grows as a result of too much moisture, dust mites set up camp in pillows and mattresses, and outdoor grime and pollution are tracked in on your shoes. Your furniture might be off-gassing formaldehyde and, if not stored properly, paint cans are probably leaking volatile organic compounds, which can cause nose and lung irritation, rashes and headaches. It gets worse in the winter, when people shut windows and seal their homes up to be energy efficient and trap everything inside. So what can you do to minimize your exposure? For smokers, the No. 1 thing is to stop smoking at home, said Aileen Gagney, asthma and environmental health program manager for the American Lung Association of Washington. For everyone, there are a few easy steps to get started: Use fewer chemicals, get rid of dust mites and open windows even in winter. With all these chemicals, were really torturing our lungs, Gagney said. Its invisible, the air is invisible, but boy, are they (lungs) important.EASYIMPROVEMENTSTo make your home even healthier, see these home-improvement tips:Check your ventilation.Moisture results in mold, particularly in the bathroom. Test your bathrooms ventilation by placing a sheet of paper against a working fan. If the paper sticks, the fan is strong enough. If not, the motor might be old or the ducts may need work. Also, make sure air vents to the outside, not into the attic.Keep dry.Make sure the crawl space is maintained and dry, that water spouts are directed away from the houses foundation and that the ground is graded to drain away from the foundation. Keep gutters clean and clear to keep water out of the house.Buy a good vacuum.Air-quality experts dislike carpeting in general, but if you have carpeting, use a vacuum with a HEPA(high efficiency particulate air) filter and a dirt sensor, a light that lets you know when all the particles from a patch of carpet are vacuumed. Alot of times, people do not vacuum as long as they need to, Peterson said.The fewer cleaning products, the better.Castile (vegetable oil) soap, vinegar and baking soda will take care of most cleaning duties at home, Peterson said. If you still want to buy products, look for those with the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval (www. goodhousekeepingseal. com), which usually are less toxic and work better. Green Seal (www.greenseal.org) is another organization that evaluates household products for their environmental impact and toxicity. One easy way to reduce toxins is to pick cleaning products without hazard warnings on them, Peterson said. If it says cautionor danger,its telling you there are toxins in the product, he said. But Gagney recommends helping the environment by using up what you already have instead of tossing it, then switching to safer products.Lock toxic compounds in a cabinet.Paints will leach volatile organic compounds (VOCs) once theyre opened, as will other smelly household products. Either use them up when you buy them, or place them in a locked cabinet in a ventilated area like the garage.Prevent lead paint exposure.Homes built before 1978 generally have lead-based paints, which produce lead dust when they chip, Peterson said. Wipe down surfaces in your home weekly with a lightly dampened cloth to minimize dust.Watch out for the fireplace.Woodburning fireplaces are probably one of the biggest pollutants in your home in the winter, Gagney said. Fires spew carcinogens and carbon monoxide into the air, and wood smoke damages lungs.Eliminate dust mites.Dust mites like warm, moist places like pillows, but also live in furniture. Vacuum upholstered furniture, buy covers for your mattress and pillows and wash your sheets weekly in hot water. The water must be 130 degrees to kill dust mites, Gagney said, so if your water heater is set lower, increase the temperature about an hour before doing your laundry, or add a kettle of boiling water to the load.Change filters.The EPArecommends changing filters on central heating and cooling systems and air cleaners according to manufacturer recommendations. If instructions are not available, change every month or two. MAJOR CHANGESReplace carpeting.Carpeting picks up and holds on to dirt and toxins, and adhesives used to put the carpet together off-gas VOCs. Experts recommend installing as much hard flooring as you can, but if you still want carpet, natural materials like wool are better than synthetics. If you buy synthetic carpeting, ask the installer to unroll the carpet in the factory 48 hours before installing to let the adhesives dry. To find carpets with lower levels of off-gassing, seegreenseal.org.Pick safer floor finishes. Floor finishes often contain high levels of VOCs, so you should choose water-based finishes, which are less toxic than oil-based versions. You also might consider finishes that dont contain carcinogens or toxins, zinc or ammonia and have a VOC concentration of a maximum 7 percent by weight, according to Green Seal.Seal exposed composite woods.Particle board and medium-density fiberboard are made with formaldehyde-based resins. Formaldehyde is considered a probable human carcinogen, and it can cause respiratory problems and off-gasses for years, Peterson said. Countertops, cabinets and desks usually include some kind of composite wood inside. If composite wood is made for exterior use, it is most likely sealed and safe, Peterson said. If it is installed inside a cabinet, and part of the wood is exposed, it probably is off-gassing into your home. Look underneath desks, in bookshelves, inside cabinets and under countertops. If there is exposed composite wood, you should seal it, experts say. Peterson recommends Safecoat, a special sealant that locks in gas.The Ikea factor.Sweden-based Ikea is required to adhere to stricter European standards for toxins, and has phased out fire retardants and uses low formaldehydebased resins. It is one of the best sources for low-cost flooring and furniture that is safer for indoor air quality, Peterson and Gagney said. Household pollution can be hazardous to your familys health Baking soda is a nontoxic cleaning alternative. Paints can leach volatile organic compounds once opened. Ikea products are safer for indoor air quality.RON BORRESEN/BRADENTON HERALD/MCT