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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Acrowd of nearly 200 gathered on the lawn of the Highlands County Courthouse beneath the large oak trees Thursday for National Day of Prayer. Residents, law enforcement, dignitaries and students all came together to celebrate faith. The crowd was entertained by the Walker Academy music students, who played multiple songs including God Bless America, The crowd also heard songs from The First Baptist Praise Team (Sebring) led by Richard Martin. Three local ministers were the guest speakers during the event. The first was Pastor A.C. Bryant of the Sebring First Methodist Church. There is a hunger within us as a community and as a nation to know God. Prayer is how we communicate with God, said Bryant. Bryant continued on to give listeners the phone number to reach God. Its Psalms 100, Bryant went on to quote the scripture and By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The United Ways annual Day of Caring projects took place Wednesday throughout Highlands County. Local residents and businesses went through the day not just to observe a day of giving but to participate in lending a helping hand. The day was filled with more than 300 volunteers all pitching in to complete 34 separate projects, the largest of which was the Lucas project, where volunteers spent the morning demolishing a burned home located on Lucas Street in Sebring. The home was owned by Loretha Burke and was intentionally set on fire about a year ago. Burkes daughter, Tina Carter, was at the site Wednesday along side the many volunteers watching the house finally being demolished. Ive just been waiting so long for this to happen. Its just been sitting here burned like this for almost a year. This is a blessing, said Carter. Carter had recently begun attempting to take up collections from family and church members as well as friends within the community to support the cost of demolishing the house. Then Carter was given advice on another way to get help. NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, May 6-7, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 53 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 86 65Complete Forecast PAGE 7A Afternoon T-storms in some spots Forecast Question: Is the U.S. in more danger of attack after killing bin Laden? Next question: Should the death photo of Osama bin Laden be released? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Bonnie Boney Age 83, of Lorida Kevin Lowie Age 25, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 63.6% No 36.4% Total votes: 99 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion 7B Pets 10B Sports On TV 2B Index News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR James Massey uses a front-end loader to demolish the remains of Loretha Burkes home on Lucas Street in Sebring Wednesday during the United Way Day of Caring. The home was damaged beyond repair in a fire. Day of Caring knocks out huge project See DAY, page 8A By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and DORIE TURNER Associated PressNORCROSS, Ga. It was a day of infamy they dont remember. Sixth-graders in Jacob Coles soci al studies class relived the terror of the Sep t. 11 terrorist attacks this week in a lesso n intended to help them understand what t he death of Osama bin Laden means. The students at Ivy Preparato ry Academy charter school near Atlanta co vered their faces as they watched t he images of jets flying into the World Tra de Center. The voices of frightened new scasters and terrified onlookers broug ht them to tears. Aphoto of Osama bin Lad en evoked gasps. Cole designed the lesson to help the st udents understand why some America ns were celebrating in the streets for the vi olent death of a man on the other side of t he world. I totally think he deserved to die, st udent Colby DeWindt said. He killed a l ot Educators use bin Ladens death as teachable moment See TEACHERS, page 8AOne drawer at a timeTips to get your junk organized PAGE12BPacking pawsThe right way to travel with your pet PAGE10BSeason endsRed Devils fall in state playoffs PAGE1BMaking changesCounty shakes up tourism board PAGE2A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Scholar, gentleman, soldierPAGE2A Day of Prayer Hundreds gather for ceremony in Sebring By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.email@example.comSEBRING Floridas 67 school districts received the first of 2011s Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results Wednesday with the arrival of the writing scores. Highlands County is celebrating because the results show increases in student achievement across the state as well as here at home. The writing test is given in the fourth, eighth and 10th grades. Students have to write essay answers. The advances are esp ecially welcome, becau se the state is raising i ts writing standards in t he 2011-2012 school yea r. The new acceptable min imum will be a 4.0 on t he 6-point scale. Since 200 5, 3.5 was considered t he standard. In a press releas e, Florida Educatio n Commissioner Eric J. Smith said Our educato rs continue to rise to t he occasion, answering t he call of increased expect ations for our students ... Every time the state rais es Countys FCAT writing scores show improvement See FCAT, page 3A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Riley Whitehurst, 3, gets an extra tight squeeze from her mom Alison on Thursday morning during the annual Day of Prayer on the Highlands County Courthouse lawn in Sebring. See DAY, page 3A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ladies bow their heads prayerfully Thursday during the Day of Prayer in Sebring. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The Sebring City Council members spent a large portion of Tuesday nights meeting debating over what to do about the open position of Public Works Director. The previous director, Rob Miller, died unexpectedly last month leaving the next person with some large shoes to fill. Council members were split as to what to do to fill the position and members had strong opinions about how the decision shou ld be made. There has yet to be an y advertising complet ed regarding the open pos ition, according to Ci ty Administrator Sco tt Noethlich, however cou ncil member John Griffin as well as Mayor Geor ge Hensley have each be en contacted about the op en position. We should hire som eone in the meantim e. There is a lot going o n over there, said Griffin Council begins process to replace Miller See COUNCIL, page 3A
William Semon was sitting in his first history class at New Jerseys Mercer County Community College when a classmate offered his hand in friendship. Hey, my names Omar, future Army 1st Lt. Omar Vazquez said. Since meeting in 2003, the year the United States removed Saddam Hussein from power, Semon and Vazquez were inseparable, frequently meeting for lunch and having spirited discussions about their favorite subject: history. He was just that type of guy: fun to be around and always looking for a debate, Semon told The Unknown Soldiers. He could convince you that the grass was blue, even though you knew it was green. Shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, for which Osama bin Laden was brought to justice on May 1, Vazquez had convinced himself that serving his country would be a crucial part of his life journey. But first, he drove himself down a path of academic achievement. He didnt need to go into the military, Semon, who once tried to sway Vazquez from a military career out of concern for his safety, says. It was something he wanted to do. After earning his associate degree, Vazquez entered the ROTC program at Rider University, where he majored in history. He went on to earn a masters degree in liberal studies on the Camden campus of Rutgers University. After a rigorous period of mental and physical training, Vazquez was ready to lead. He took his role as a leader very seriously, his buddy says. But he took his role as a friend very seriously, too. Even while deployed Page 2ANews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.com May 4 61322273750x:3Next jackpot $23 millionApril 30 141628374551x:4 April 27 162026273753x:2 May 4 1323293335 May 3 410121727 May 2 1791720 May 1 1011293536 May 4 (n) 7216 May 4 (d) 8861 May 3 (n) 6840 May 3 (d) 1494 May 4(n) 71 2 May 4 (d) 73 3 May 3 (n) 05 3 May 3(d) 07 7 May 3 718364119 April 29 3419215 April 26 151943441 April 22 524394221 May 4 315272941 PB: 24 PP: 4Next jackpot $50 millionApril 30 613153241 PB: 3 PP: 2 April 27 424404455 PB: 5 PP: 2 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 Scott Canaday is the E mergency Management D irector for Highlands C ounty. Astory in W ednesdays News-Sun h ad the wrong job title. T he News-Sun apologizes f or the error and apprecia tes the opportunity to set t he record straight. Osama bin Laden was k illed on May 1, 2011. An i nformational graphic d ownloaded from MCT t hat ran in Wednesdays N ews-Sun contained the w rong year. Corrections Courtesy photo The children at Trinity Tots Preschool, Lake Placid spent last week learning about bicycle safety. Last Friday, each child brought his bicycle to school and had the opportunity to ride on a bicycle course set up for the children to show the teachers and parents all the rules they had learned. The children did a great job remembering to watch out for the other bicyclists, to stop at the stop signs and slow down at the pretend driveway, said director Susan Norris. Special thanks goes to the Lake Placid Police Department, who provided helmets for those children who needed one as well as coloring books and reflector bracelets. Teaching tots bike safety Scholar, gentleman, soldier Courtesy photo First Lt. Omar Vazquez was killed in Iraq on April 22. By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING Magic things happen when there is change in a board, Commissioner Jack Richie said about the countys tourism board on Tuesday. New blood brings new things to a board, and I would like some changes, Richie added. Commissioners were looking to make shake up the tourism board, and chose not to replace long-time board member Mark Stewart, owner of the Kenilworth Lodge. We need some fresh blood, and we need some change, agreed Lake Placid Chamber Director Eileen May. Richies motion to replace Stewart with applicant Sonja Warner, general manager of Lake Placid Holiday Inn Express, died for lack of a second. Harrisnomination of Stewart also died for lack of a second. Commissioner Don Elwell nominated Sherry Bartley, general manager of LaQuinta Inn and third applicant for Stewarts seat, which passed 4-0. The commissioners continued their changes to the tourism board when they selected Sam Timms, president of the Heartland Golf Association to replace travel agent Sandie Greenslade. Chairwoman Barbara Stewart suggested that since Lakes Association representative John Ruggerio had served less than a year that he be reappointed because lakes and golf were the largest attractions in the county. Commissioners re-appointed Ruggiero and Tres Stephenson of the Sebring International Raceway to the tourism board. County makes changes to tourism board Adds Bartley and Timms NEWS-SUN 385-6155 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 Wednesday, May 4: Jessica Hattie Barton, 31, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deedra Daneil Brown, 23, of Sebring, was charged with robbery. John Daniel Griffis, 21, of Henry, Tenn., was charged with failure to appear reference petit theft and three charges of violation of probation reference possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and alcohol beverage possession by person under 21. Bettie Lynn Heckman, 46, of Augusta, Ga., was charged with contempt of court reference non-support. Austin Michael Hodgdon, 21, of Sebring, was charged with loitering or prowling, and trespassing. Delray Devon Kendricks, 32, of Orlando, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Benny Jose Madison, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. Levonzo McFadden, 29, of Sebring, was charged with a sex offender violation. Fredy Alberto Medina, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Jose Antonio Noyola, 46, of Sebring, was charged with failure to register motor vehicle. Ernest James Portee, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Matthew James Rose, 20, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing and loitering or prowling. Keith Jacob Ross, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. David Leonard Schaffner, 31, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Felix Garcia Silva, 39, of Sebring, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Joshua Skipper, 19, of Lorida, was charged with battery. Joseph Svenson, 40, of Tampa, was charged with failure to appear reference loitering or prowling. Natasha Torres, 28, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Mitchell Young, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 8A See SOLDIER, page 8A COMMUNITYBRIEFS LP Jaycees plan blood drive, Spring Fling DanceLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Jaycees and Highlands Independent Bank will host the blood mobile today at the Lake Placid bank branch. The bus will be on hand from noon to 5 p.m. Sign up online at www.fbcdonor.org and use account M33J. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 382-4499 with any questions about donating blood. The Jaycees Spring Fling Dance will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge. Music will be provided by Tight Rope. Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit local community projects.Rooney to speak at Tea PartySEBRING The Highlands Tea Party and Highlands County Republican Executive Committee presents U.S. Representative Tom Rooney at a luncheon meeting Friday, May 20. The meeting begins at noon at the Quality Inn of Sebring. Advanced tickets are $10 and may be purchased from John Nelson at 385-8274 or from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May 14 at the Quality Inn, front parking lot (look for the golf cart with Highlands Tea Party sign), from Jan Grove at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce location on the Circle from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or at the Tuesday evening Tea Party meeting.New Project Linus chapter startsSEBRING The Highlands County Chapter of the national all volunteer organization, Project Linus has recently been approved for operation. Head of the local chapter and chapter coordinator is Sybil Brady, a resident of Highlands County for mo re than 10 years. Project Linus (www.pro jectlinus.org) began in 1995 as an all volunteer organization whose missio n is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children (infan ts to teens) who are seriousl y ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through gifts of new, handmade blanket s and afghans created by these volunteers. There ar e now more than 370 Projec t Linus chapters in the United States who, throug h the volunteers, have dona ted more than 3,800,000 blankets to our children. The new chapter needs volunteers. If you would like to make blankets (kni tting, crocheting, sewing o r no-sew) or are willing to donate funds or gifts in kind, contact Brady at 471 2981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the blankets, they can accept cotton fab rics in fun prints, quilt ba tting, yarn and threads, office supplies, postage and of course money. A donation of just $25 (checks payable to Projec t Linus) can mean several blankets for the kids.Highlands Hammock needs volunteersSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Park is looking for a person or couple to volunteer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays or 1-5 p.m. Thursdays at the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum in the parks picnic area. Schedules are flexible, wi th some volunteers working weekly or bi-weekly as their schedules permit. Volunteers greet the pu blic, answer questions, distribute literature and poss ibly offer tours of the exhibits if desired. This position in indoors, within an air-conditioned buildin g and suitable for persons with limited physical capa bilities. For more information, contact Dorothy Harris at Rooney Continued on page 5A
i ts expectations for student a chievement, the talent and s kill of our teachers, comb ined with the ability of our c hildren, leads to success. Statewide, 81 percent of f ourth grade students earned a score of 4 or higher. In Highlands County stud ents did even better 85 p ercent of fourth graders s cored a 4 or better. The three top scoring elem entary schools on the writi ng test were Park (96), C racker Trail (93) and Sun N Lake (93). Avon Elementary School, w ith the lowest percentage of 4 -plus scores, still had more t han half of its students do w ell, 63 percent, and that t otal is up 12 percent from 2 010. In fact, every elementary s howed double-digit gains o ver 2010. Every middle school s howed advances as well, if n ot as dramatically. Sebring Middle School, a fter dropping a few percenta ge points between 2009 and 2 010, gained 11 percent duri ng the school year so that 92 p ercent of its eighth graders s cored a 4 or higher; at HillG ustat, 84 percent of its e ighth graders scored a 4 or b etter; at Lake Placid Middle, 7 8 percent did so and Avon P ark Middle School improved 11 percentage points 71 percent of its eighth graders scored a 4 or higher. This means in 2011 Highlands County eighth graders matched the rest of the state with 82 percent of all eighth graders scoring a 4 or higher. Interestingly, high schools still lag behind both locally and statewide although Avon Park and Lake Placid high schools show gains over time. Only 48 percent of Avon Parks 10th graders were able to score a 4 or better on the writing exam in 2009. In 2010 that percentage rose to 60 percent, and the latest results show 62 percent of its 10th graders did well. Lake Placids advances have also been steady from 58 percent of 10th graders reaching a 4 or higher in 2009, to 63 percent in 2010, to 75 percent in the just released results. Sebring High School, however, slipped ground a little. In 2009 58 percent of its 10th graders scored a 4 or more; in 2010, 66 percent; in 2011, however, the total was 63 percent. District high schools did not do as well as the state average 66 percent of Highlands County 10th graders compared to 75 percent of 10 graders statewide scored a 4 or better. Assistant Superintendent Becky Fleck was out of town Thursday and unavailable for comment. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 3A Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Continued from page 1A FCATwriting scores go up g ive direction on how the B ible tells the world how to r each God through prayer. Following Bryant was F ather Peter Sheehan, retired p astor of St. Catherine C atholic Church in Sebring. T he third and final clergym an who addressed the c rowd was Rev. Wilmont M cCrary. McCrary, who happens to b e serving the longest term a s a minister in the area, j oked as he tried to get a s peech crammed into a t hree-minute time frame. Thats pretty hard to do f or a Pentecostal, McCrary s aid with a laugh. The crowd laughed with h im as they listened to M cCrary speak about the d ay as well as how prayer a ffects everyone. There is a real need for t he church right now...the c hurch needs to rise from its s lumber. We all need to p ray, said McCrary. Afew hands were beginn ing to raise as well as a few r umbles of Amen as McCrary continued with his speech. The young and the old alike listened and bowed for McCrarys closing prayer. The crowd was split with many denominations Baptists, Pentecostals, Catholics but that made no matter. Prayer continued throughout the ceremony. The greatest commandment, the one God holds above all others is Love thy brother as thyselfand thats what we all need to do. Love one another and pray for one another, said McCrary. Continued from page 1A Day of Prayer service draws big crowd News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Highlands County Sheriffs Office deputy Brian Giguere presents the flag Thursday during a group song of God Bless America. Newly elected member A ndrew Fells was not in a greement that an interim s hould be hired for the posit ion. Let Bob Hoffman handle i t for the next 30 or 60 days. M y concern is that if we a ppoint an interim that pers on will have a leg up on a p ermanent position. There n eeds to be more than one or t wo people considered for this, Fells said. Amotion was made by John Clark to let the city manager to appoint the interim. Its very unlikely that Scott (Noethlich) is going to make every person on this board happy, said Fells. The vote was split with Scott Stanley, John Clark and Bud Whitlcok voting yes and Fells and Griffin voting no. Asecond vote was made suggesting that a committee be created to select the interim from a group of applicants after advertising for the position has taken place. The vote was unanimous. Clark, Fells and clerk Kathy Haley were appointed to the selection committee. The members will begin work on the selection within the next few weeks. Continued from page 1A Council discusses Millers replacement News-Sun staffSEBRING Bob DePugh of the C alibre Investment Group and the city r eached an agreement Tuesday night r egarding the return of the $200,000 e arnest money Calibre had given the c ity when it began its effort to develop H arder Hall. With the majority of the council o pposed to litigation, but insisting on c overing the citys attorney fees, a comp romise was reached. Calibre will receive $175,000 of its e arnest money, but the city retains $ 28,000 $25,000 plus the $3,000 i nterest the $200,000 earned while in it was in escrow. There was debate among the council before the settlement was reached. For example, Council member John Griffin was opposed to compromise and unhappy with just $28,000. In my opinion, he said, we should hire an attorney and go for it. On the other hand, Council member John Clark said, Id rather not go into litigation. Take the $28,000 and let it go. After mulling through possible options taking less money for the attorney, splitting the $200,000, or going to court the council decided to get on with life. Council President Scott Stanley said, Litigation is detrimental. It takes money and time, time that is taken away from other things we should be doing. Ultimately the vote was unanimous. City to return most of Harder Hall deposit Litigation is detrimental. It takes money and time, time that is taken away from other things we should be doing.SCOTTSTANLEY council president
Page 4ANews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION Statewide, the record-sett ing 2010 rate was 4,104.7 c rimes per 100,000 people, d own from 4,397.5 in 2009. The statistics fly in the f ace of conventional wisdom, w hich is that crime is supp osed to shoot up during bad e conomic times. That didnt h appen, and now politicians, a cademics and people at l arge will wonder why. The crime rate doesnt m ean all is well, or that we s hould rest on our laurels. T he progress in the decadeso ld war on crime has been c ostly. So far in 2011, six p olice officers have given t heir lives making life safer for Floridians. ... Political leaders reacted to the crime wave of the 1960s and 1970s with tougher sentences. While some bemoan the tougher sentences, there is no doubt that many hardcore and violent offenders have been taken off the streets. On June 30, 2010, there were 86,300 people in Florida prisons, with another 15,900 in state work camps and other facilities. The tough sentencing environment may have led to longer sentences for nonviolent offenders such as drug users. That is a downside to tough sentencing as spending a lot of money incarcerating nonviolent drug users is probably overkill. Over the past 40 years, the quality of life in Florida has improved and social spending has increased. The state is doing more to alleviate social conditions that breed crime. Its also a point that, before the recession, economic opportunity was increasing and unemployment was down. ... The police have changed their crime-fighting strategies since the 1960s, when the focus was on reacting to crime instead of preventing it. Also, we now live in a digital society, and surveillance cameras are popping up on both public and private property. The increased surveillance probably has taken a bite out of crime. An editorial from the Daytona Beach News Journal. Another viewpoint F orty years ago, Florida began keeping track of crime statistics. And officials are happy to announce that the state is n ow seeing its lowest crime rate in 40 years. I n 2010, crime dropped 6.6 percent from 2 009. A mericas God E ditor: Historically our country was settled f or religious freedom and declaring the G od of the Bible. Looking at the histori cal documentation: The First Charter of Virginia April 1 0, 1606 states; JAMES, by the Grace o f God, King of England ... the recogn ition of Gods grace is given credence i mmediately. The third paragraph states their main o bjective for establishing the colony, We, greatly commending, and grac iously accepting of, their Desires for t he Furtherance of so noble a Work, w hich may, by the Providence of A lmighty God, hereafter tend to the G lory of his Divine Majesty, in propag ating of Christian Religion to such P eople, as yet live in Darkness ... In the Mayflower Compact, 1620, the f irst sentence states, In the Name of G od, Amen. Third sentence reads, Having undertaken for the glory of G od, and advancement of the Christian F aith... . There are many such historical docum ents; space does not allow me to m ention them all, let me remind you o ur Declaration of Independence ment ions God no less than four times. The G od of the Bible was the God of our f ounders and country. This is not so today. We have e xchanged the God of the Bible for a g od of our own making, the dollar. Our d aily news is flooded with stories and r eports on financial markets, the price o f oil, commodities, cost of living, w ages, and the gap between labors wages and the income of the people for whom they work. Taxes are another item we see in the news. God warned us that the King, or government would take from us the first of our earnings and tax us at 10 percent, (I Samuel 8 in the Old Testament), come to think of it 10 percent would be a relief. In recent elections more than 40 percent of evangelical voters cast their votes based upon economic reasons rather than moral reasons. Are we not the valued voters? Matthew 6:33 says, But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. NASB We have gone from putting God first to putting stuff first. Larry J. Overfield SebringWedding was refreshing Editor: How refreshing to watch the Royal Wedding. In this world of chaos, uprisings and riots, some sense of a beautiful bride and groom and people cheering. Go Brits, pip pip hooray. Dave Bara Sebring BouquetsGrateful thanks for the supportEditor: Placid Post 25 held its fifth annual golf tournament for veterans and youth was minimally successful. Thanks to the support of many of our local faithful who realize that all proceeds go to good causes. Even though our date was one year in advance, we ended up facing two other golf tournaments, a 5-K Run and a Rotary chicken barbecue. We lost the support of many corporate sponsors and many golfers which reduced our financial support dramatically, but we managed to raise $1500 which was divided equally between the VeteransAssistance Fund, which aids down and out vets with desperate needs, the Disabled American Veterans of Highlands County to aid in the support of the vans that transport vets to the hospital for care and the Venture Group of the Boy Scouts of America who the legion sponsors for the summer programs. Those who appreciate our efforts and did support us regardless of the diversity and economic strain included: Finishing Touches, Tobacco Pouch, Interlake Cuts, Outback, Big TTire, Spring Lake Golf and Country Club, Placid Lakes Country Club, Seacoast Bank, DAV, Golden Corral, Dominos Pizza, Tangles, Simply Save L& C, Seminole Tire, No Frills, Heartland Bank, Precision Auto Body and other Legion volunteers. We thank you and our veterans and scouts. Thanks to all of you and sincerely hope more will help us if we are able to sponsor a sixth annual next year. J.P. Plunkett, Commander American Legion Placid Post 25 EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-mail email@example.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. Just as most of us will never forget where we were on Sept. 11, 2001, most of us will never forget where we were on May 1, 2011, the evening that the world was told that Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for causing so much unforgettable pain on 9/11, was dead. For many Americans the announcement brought some element of closure. For others it brought back the pain of that day. Nearly ten years later we are a nation still living under the ghost known as grief. As a New Yorker that day and now, I try not to dwell on the pain and fear that stemmed from that morning but instead on the many moments in which my fellow man and woman were inspired by that day to live up to the very best of what the human race has to offer. Firefighters are our heroes: People always liked firefightersm but something shifted on 9/11. We went from simply appreciating them for showing up to save us from blazes, to respecting them for showing up to save us from horrors beyond our imaginations. Some of the casualties from that day were off-duty firefighters who answered the call of duty, spurring a newfound level of respect for their profession that survives to this day. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 it was not uncommon to see people spontaneously applaud as fire trucks raced along the streets of New York. While the public applause may have died down, I know Im not alone in saying that every time a fire truck wizzes by I still feel a well of emotionand respect. They didnt stop making great generations afterWorld WarII: Though its been in vogue the last few years to rag on Generation Y(those born after 1977), its worth noting that the average age of the U.S soldiers killed in Afghanistan is 25. That means that Generation 9/11, those whose formative years were shaped by the tragedy, have been the ones most likely to voluntarily give the ultimate sacrifice for our country since that day. So the next time someone sits down to type out yet another trend story about how lazy, unmotivated and selfish this generation supposedly is, I hope at least one sentence will be devoted to the brave men and women who are following in the footsteps of their grandparents in reminding us how courageous Americans of any generation can be, particu larly when it comes to sac rificing for our country. Americans are incredi bly resilient: We all know that our grandparents walked to school through 10 miles of snow barefoot no less. My grand mothers experience, and those of others like her who endured segregation and so much worse, alway s made it a little hard to whine about the pains of Blackberry thumb, carpal tunnel or student loan deb t. But as much as the exp eriences of those of us born after the greatest generation seem to pale in comparison in terms of ability to endure pain, suffering and struggle, the way that our entire nation stood together after being emotionally knocked down on 9/11 is something that all Americans, of every gene ration, should take great pride in. We really do have mor e important things to talk argue and worry about: In the last couple of months I have written about both the royal wedding and Donald Trump two things that dont matter as much as...well that dont really matter at all. Now we all know what th e President meant when he said he has more importan t things to think about than distractions like whether o r not crazy people believe h e was born here. Hopefully the death of bin Laden is just the reminder we need that show us we should be a b it more selective in deciding what important and spend our energy accordingly. We are all stronger working togetherthan apart: You know whats extraordinary? To conside r that U.S. special forces no t only took out Osama bin Laden but did so without first arguing about who would claim credit, or wh o would take the blame if th e mission. There was a time right after 9/11 when that sense of unity described a ll Americans. Ten years late r it seemed all but forgotten But as I watched my fe llow Americans celebrate the close of one of Americas ugliest, my hop e was renewed that we may just get back to those day s after one of the worst nightmares in our nations history, when our nation was at our best. Keli Goff is a contributing editor for TheLoop21.com, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Five lessons were glad we learned after 9/11 Guest Column Keli Goff
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK It may not be football season, but Joe Franza Stadium will come to life again this weekend as the citys Relay for Life event gets under way at noon with its opening ceremony. This years theme is Cureopoly. Starting at 1 p.m. the game will begin based on the popular boardgame Monopoly using the football field and camp sites as a life-sized gameboard. Each team will have a life-sized game piece based on their team name that will move along the tracks gameboard through the night. While Cureopoly is being played through the night, other games are set up to take place at various times. Minute to Win It is based on the popular NBC TV show of the same name hosted by Guy Fieri. There will be two games, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. Contestants will be given one minute to accomplish assigned tasks and win for their team. Lets Go to Rock Camp will be based more on the TV hit Fear Factor and is a popular game with the younger crowd. The Luminaria Ceremony will be at 8:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to have a luminaria lit in honor or memory of a loved one can come to the Relay before 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will come to a close with a special sunrise service and awards ceremony. The public is encouraged to come out and participate in any or all of the events. One does not have to be a member of a Relay team to participate in the event. Relay for Life is an 1 8hour event symbolic of t he cancer patients everlastin g hope for recovery and t he human races hope for a cu re for this devastating illness. 6 34-7695 or the ranger stat ion at 386-6094. Pool School set for May 17SEBRING All pool owne rs are welcome to attend t he fourth annual Pool S chool sponsored by P oolife chemicals and Spas, P ools and Patio. This special e vent is free to the public, b ut there are a limited numb er of seats available. Shane Carte, a manufact urer rep from Poolife, will b e on hand to present an e ducational seminar covering a ll aspects of pool care, from p ool chemistry, to pump and f ilter care, stain removal, a nd safety issues. The class is at 7 p.m. T uesday, May 17. Door p rizes will be given away. C lass size is limited to the f irst 60 registrants. Call S pas, Pools & Patio at 3855 250 to register or to ask m ore questions. W omans Club to install officersSEBRING The GFWC W omans Club of Sebring, 4 260 Lakeview Drive, will h old its Installation of Officers meeting at noon Monday. The new officers to be installed for 2011-2012 are: president, Betty Wickensimer; first vice president, Pat Gangemi; second vice president, Johnell West; third vice president, Dallas Calabrese; recording secretary, Ruth Gault; corresponding secretary, Tina Macagnone; treasurer, Vicki Porter; and financial secretary, Lois Bechtold. The luncheon is by previous reservations only. Members are asked to bring flip-flops for the Safe House community project. Care packages are being assembled for recent tornado victims; members are asked to bring toiletries and baby clothing. Shirley Kuzarik is spearheading this worthwhile project. This will be the last meeting until October 2011. For membership information, phone 385-7268. The District 9 Meeting will take place at the Womans Club of Sebrings Clubhouse at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a continental breakfast. District Director Sara Castillo will be handing out awards from the convention, and also give a memorial for members who passed away this year. Lunch will be served by previous reservations only. Rob Mixom, counselor for abused woman, will be the guest speaker. Frostproof hosts Cinco de Mayo FestivalFROSTPROOF Cinco de Mayo Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (admission is free) Saturday at 118 E. Wall St. at the historic Depot. Share in celebrating the Hispanic communitiesheritage of Cinco de Mayo. There will be vendors, food, kidsgames, dancing, music and more. For more information, contact the Frostproof Chamber of Commerce, 15 E. Wall St., or call (863) 635-9132; or email@example.com.Fly-in breakfast is set for Saturdayfrom 8-11 a.m., Saturday, May 7 AVON PARK Fly, drive or walk in to Avon Park Executive Airport, Florida Aircraft Services (KAVO), 1535 State Road 64 West, Maintenance Hangar for a fly-in breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Full breakfast, casseroles, sticky buns all for $5 donation. Served by Christ Lutheran Church LCMS. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 5A Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS BONNIE BONEY Bonnie Ruth Boney, 83, of L orida, Fla., passed away T uesday, May 3, 2011 in L orida. She was born Nov. 2 9, 1927, to Julian Edward a nd Zora Frances (Farmer) O Neal in Bartow, Fla., and h ad been a resident of Lorida s ince 1941, coming from B artow. She was a rancher a nd a member of the C attlemens Association and t he Cattle Womens A ssociation and a strong supp orter with 4-H and FFA. She w as a member of the Greater L orida Community Club, the L orida Lions Club and a c harter member of Lorida B aptist Church, where she w as very active. She is survived by her daughter, Elsie Ann (Jimmy) Smith of Lorida; two grandchildren, Elsa Jane (Kevin) Miller and Sara Etta (David) Johns; seven great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2011 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home in Sebring. Funeral services will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson with Rev. Wayne Godwin officiating. Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring will be immediately following. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870 or to the First Baptist Church Lorida Benevolent Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com KEVIN LOWIE Kevin Erich Lowie, beloved son of Kathy Lowie, received his passport to heaven on Friday, April 29, 2011. He was 25 years old. Born in Orlando, Fla., Kevin lived in Sebring from 1996. He was an acolyte with St. Agnes Episcopal Church, a certified EMT, and a sweet spirit with a gentle heart who adored his nephew, Sebastian, niece, Abigail, and sister, Jacquelyn. Acelebration of Kevins life will be held on Saturday, May 7 at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road, at 11 a.m. Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to rest. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Lowie OBITUARIES Courtesy photo T he newly elected officers of the Avon Park LULAC Civil Rights Council 7228 for 2011 are (from left) Patricia Austin, president; Lucien Joseph, treasurer; Dawn Ward, cive president; and Sue Diaz, secretary. New officers for LULAC By MIKE SCHNEIDER and LAURAWIDES-MUNOZ Associated PressORLANDO Already possessing the n ations most diverse, large Latino populat ion, Florida grew into an even bigger melti ng pot of Hispanics in the past decade. Census data released Thursday show the n umber of Central and South Americans in F lorida grew by more than a half million p eople. Cubans and Puerto Ricans grew in almost e qual numbers. Cubans added about 380,000 new residents, while Puerto Ricans grew by more than 365,000 new residents. Hispanics now make up almost a quarter of Floridas 18.8 million residents. The Census data released Thursday also show that Floridians have gotten older in the past decade. The median age is 40.7, compared to 38.7 a decade ago. More unrelated Floridians are living together and the percentage of households with married couples declined in the past decade. Census: Floridas Hispanics grew more diverse Avon Parks Relay is Saturday
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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 7A TODAYAn afternoon thunderstorm in spots86 / 65Winds: SSW at 7-14 mphPartly sunny88 / 64Winds: NNW at 4-8 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny90 / 64Winds: WSW at 7-14 mphSUNDAYSunny90 / 69Winds: NW at 10-20 mphMONDAYMostly sunny88 / 66Winds: ENE at 10-20 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington Washington 72/52 72/52 New York NewYork 71/52 71/52 Miami Miami 86/72 86/72 Atlanta Atlanta 74/53 74/53 Detroit Detroit 63/47 63/47 Houston Houston 85/64 85/64 Chicago Chicago 68/48 68/48 Minneapolis Minneapolis 67/48 67/48 Kansas City KansasCity 76/56 76/56 El Paso ElPaso 91/59 91/59 Denver Denver 82/42 82/42 Billings Billings 62/39 62/39 Los Angeles LosAngeles 75/57 75/57 San Francisco SanFrancisco 62/50 62/50 Seattle Seattle 57/46 57/46 Washington 72/52 New York 71/52 Miami 86/72 Atlanta 74/53 Detroit 63/47 Houston 85/64 Chicago 68/48 Minneapolis 67/48 Kansas City 76/56 El Paso 91/59 Denver 82/42 Billings 62/39 Los Angeles 75/57 San Francisco 62/50 Seattle 57/46 A weak storm system pressing through the Midwest will spark showers and thunderstorms over the eastern Great Lakes and Ohio Valley today. By the afternoon, the showers and storms will advance eastward into much of the mid-Atlantic and Carolinas. A few downpours can also be expected farther south along the immediate Southeast and Florida Peninsula. Dry air will engulf the interior Southeast, with high pressure providing a sunny day for most of the southern tier of the nation. U.S. Cities National Forecast for May 6Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 83/52/s 83/52/s 82/49/s Atlanta 74/53/s 81/59/s 83/60/s Baltimore 70/44/t 74/48/pc 68/54/sh Birmingham 76/47/s 82/62/s 84/64/s Boston 70/49/pc 62/50/c 62/48/sh Charlotte 72/48/t 77/53/s 82/55/t Cheyenne 73/39/pc 74/41/pc 77/43/pc Chicago 68/48/pc 68/46/r 70/46/pc Cleveland 62/44/sh 62/48/pc 66/44/pc Columbus 64/47/sh 66/52/t 73/49/pc Dallas 83/65/s 86/71/s 90/72/pc Denver 82/42/s 81/46/s 84/45/s Detroit 63/47/sh 62/48/r 67/43/pc Harrisburg 72/46/t 70/51/pc 67/46/sh Honolulu 86/74/s 87/74/pc 86/72/sh Houston 85/64/s 84/68/pc 88/71/pc Indianapolis 66/51/sh 66/52/t 71/50/pc Jackson, MS 80/52/s 86/64/s 87/65/pc Kansas City 76/56/s 71/52/t 80/63/pc Lexington 66/46/t 69/55/t 71/50/pc Little Rock 76/55/s 82/65/pc 85/67/pc Los Angeles 75/57/pc 70/56/pc 67/53/pc Louisville 68/51/t 71/57/t 73/53/pc Memphis 76/55/s 84/65/s 88/68/pc Milwaukee 60/46/pc 58/42/r 61/44/pc Minneapolis 67/48/pc 66/47/sh 67/51/pc Nashville 70/49/t 76/59/pc 82/55/pc New Orleans 82/61/s 84/65/pc 84/70/pc New York City 71/52/s 69/52/pc 66/52/sh Norfolk 72/53/t 71/58/s 73/54/t Oklahoma City 83/62/s 86/64/s 88/68/pc Philadelphia 71/52/t 71/54/pc 66/54/sh Phoenix 99/68/s 98/69/s 94/68/s Pittsburgh 61/44/t 64/50/pc 68/46/sh Portland, ME 64/43/pc 64/44/c 62/44/pc Portland, OR 63/48/c 60/47/r 60/46/r Raleigh 73/49/t 79/54/s 81/55/t Rochester 66/43/pc 63/46/pc 66/41/c St. Louis 69/56/s 73/54/t 76/57/pc San Francisco 62/50/pc 60/50/pc 59/47/sh Seattle 57/46/sh 58/43/r 57/45/r Wash., DC 72/52/t 72/55/pc 68/53/sh Cape Coral 87/66/pc 88/65/t 88/65/pc Clearwater 83/68/t 86/68/pc 90/70/pc Coral Springs 85/69/pc 86/70/t 87/68/t Daytona Beach 84/60/t 84/62/pc 86/64/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 85/73/t 87/75/t 87/72/t Fort Myers 87/67/pc 88/68/t 88/66/pc Gainesville 80/55/t 87/56/pc 90/64/pc Hollywood 85/70/t 87/72/t 89/68/t Homestead AFB 83/69/t 84/71/t 85/67/t Jacksonville 82/56/t 86/56/pc 88/62/pc Key West 85/75/t 85/76/pc 85/75/pc Miami 86/72/t 86/73/t 87/71/t Okeechobee 83/66/pc 84/63/pc 86/63/pc Orlando 86/63/pc 88/63/pc 90/64/pc Pembroke Pines 85/70/t 87/72/t 89/68/t St. Augustine 80/61/t 81/61/pc 83/65/pc St. Petersburg 84/68/t 85/70/pc 91/70/pc Sarasota 83/66/t 84/64/pc 87/67/pc Tallahassee 83/50/s 88/57/pc 89/63/s Tampa 84/66/t 86/69/pc 88/67/pc W. Palm Bch 85/70/pc 84/70/t 86/67/t Winter Haven 86/64/pc 88/66/pc 91/65/pc Acapulco 91/77/pc 91/77/pc 88/75/pc Athens 65/50/s 70/56/s 71/56/s Beirut 71/56/pc 68/56/pc 71/58/pc Berlin 65/48/s 71/48/pc 68/50/s Bermuda 71/64/pc 70/65/c 74/65/s Calgary 59/39/c 54/35/c 47/37/r Dublin 61/50/r 61/48/r 57/45/sh Edmonton 60/32/pc 58/32/pc 51/37/pc Freeport 80/73/pc 85/71/pc 86/72/pc Geneva 72/51/pc 74/55/pc 75/55/pc Havana 90/67/s 89/67/pc 91/69/s Hong Kong 86/77/t 86/79/t 87/80/pc Jerusalem 68/50/s 63/49/pc 65/48/pc Johannesburg 65/50/pc 63/46/t 65/44/sh Kiev 57/36/sh 55/37/sh 59/48/c London 72/52/pc 72/52/sh 64/50/sh Montreal 52/39/r 57/46/pc 63/48/pc Moscow 63/43/pc 60/44/sh 60/45/r Nice 72/58/s 72/60/pc 74/62/sh Ottawa 62/44/pc 70/46/pc 67/50/c Quebec 48/37/sh 52/41/c 59/43/pc Rio de Janeiro 84/69/s 77/68/sh 82/71/s Seoul 70/48/r 68/49/pc 72/57/pc Singapore 89/79/t 90/80/r 90/79/sh Sydney 66/47/pc 68/47/pc 68/50/c Toronto 60/44/c 65/46/pc 61/48/pc Vancouver 54/46/c 54/48/r 58/46/r Vienna 65/49/s 68/49/pc 66/47/sh Warsaw 53/38/sh 58/46/r 62/45/pc Winnipeg 63/43/pc 63/46/c 63/41/sh A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 11:22 a.m. Low ............................................... 4:59 a.m. High .....................................................none Low ............................................... 5:11 p.m. Sun and clouds today with a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon. A shower or thunderstorm in spots during the evening; otherwise, mainly clear tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday: sunny. On May 6, 1975, near Omaha, Neb., a massive tornado killed three people and injured 133, while causing $150 million in damage. A shower or thunderstorm in the area this afternoon. Winds west-southwest 7-14 mph. Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with a 45% chance of precipitation and average humidity 60%. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FirstFullLastNew May 10May 17May 24June 1 Today Saturday Sunrise 6:45 a.m. 6:45 a.m. Sunset 8:00 p.m. 8:01 p.m. Moonrise 9:11 a.m. 10:07 a.m. Moonset 11:17 p.m. none Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 82/56 Gainesville 80/55 Ocala 82/56 Daytona Beach 84/60 Orlando 86/63 Winter Haven 86/64 Tampa 84/66 Clearwater 83/68 St. Petersburg 84/68 Sarasota 83/66 Fort Myers 87/67 Naples 84/68 Okeechobee 83/66 West Palm Beach 85/70 Fort Lauderdale 85/73 Miami 86/72 Tallahassee 83/50 Apalachicola 80/56 Pensacola 81/61 Key West Avon Park 86/65 Sebring 86/65 Lorida 85/64 Lake Placid 86/64 Venus 86/64 Brighton 85/65 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 6:08 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:49 a.m. High .............................................. 3:37 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:48 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 4 8 8 5 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 85/75 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 10.85 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 92 Low Sunday ........................................... 66 High Monday ......................................... 92 Low Monday .......................................... 63 High Tuesday ......................................... 91 Low Tuesday .......................................... 63 High Wednesday .................................... 92 Low Wednesday .................................... 66Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 49% Expected air temperature ....................... 86 Makes it feel like .................................... 88BarometerMonday ...............................................30.09 Tuesday ...............................................30.03 Wednesday .........................................30.04PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00 Tuesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.02 Month to date ..................................... 0.02 Year to date ....................................... 10.05
Assoc iated PressORLANDO Its lights out for Disney Worlds Grad Nite. The annual after-hours event for high school seniors ends with Saturdays last bash for the Class of 2011. It has become a rite of passage for students, who take over the park for late-night concerts, rides and other events especially catered for them. Grad Nite began in 1972, shortly after the Magic Kingdom opened. Disney officials say the company will offer Florida schools a Disney Senior Class Trip next year a special oneday, one-park ticket for $55 valid any time. Over the years, Grad Night performers have included New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Destinys Child Officials say the Grad Ni te at Disneyland in California I spoke to Laurie ( Murphy) at Nu-Hope and s he told me to contact the U nited Way. She said it may n ot happen but I should try, s o I did, Carter said. Once Carter spoke to new U nited Way Director Julie F ells, it was on. I spoke to Julie, and she g ot it going. She was right o n it. It was maybe a week l ater she called me and said w ed be a part of the Day of C aring, Carter said. Along with Carter at the s ite were numerous volunt eers, including the team of m en who were tearing apart t he home from Lykes Bros. I nc. The company has been a p art of the community for n early 15 years and have w orked on The Day of C aring for most of that time. Also present at the site w as Jonda Allen, senior case m anager of Nu-Hope; L aurie Murphy of Nu-Hope, a nd two Avon Park High S chool students, Ashley H arris and Benjamin Au Y ang. We are part of the United Way volunteer team at school so we are here to just help out any way we can, said Au Yang. The entire group watched in awe as James Massey ripped up trees, foundation and memories of what once was a home. Wow. I just cant believe what Im seeing, said Carter. After an hour of non-stop bulldozing, Massey took a break to introduce himself to Carter and speak to the day coordinator Richard Hetherton. Choice Environmental was also a part of the day as they donated dumpsters for the rubble and debris. They filled six dumpsters worth of debris, said Fells. The county also waived the landfill fee. The day ended in a heartwarming moment when Murphy discovered a burned teddy bear beneath the debris. Fells was extremely pleased with not only the Lucas project but the entire day. To see over 300 people volunteer their time to go out in the community and help out those in need is amazing, Fells said. Even with the sheer size of the Lucas project, people were so willing to help. It was wonderful. Other projects that took place included Childrens Home Society Hansen House makeover, Family Tree Learning clean-up and the Nu-Hope Elder Care clean-up. overseas, the platoon leader would constantly call home to check on his mom, dad, three siblings and friends. Semon remembers getting a call from Iraq while going through a difficult personal matter. Hes in the middle of a war, but he wants to make sure everyone else is OK, Semon says. I think thats why his men really respected him as a leader. Semon did whatever he could to help his friends platoon during their deployment. After Vazquez mentioned that it was hard to keep clean while deployed, Semon hurried over to the local Costco. I got a huge package of about 1,000 baby wipes, Semon says with a chuckle. He contacted me and said, Thanks, but please dont send any more baby wipes! It would be one of the last times Semon would talk to his dear friend. According to the Pentagon, Vazquez, 25, was killed on April 22 in Numaniyah, Iraq, when terrorists attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pfc. Antonio Stiggins, 25, who also served with the Armys 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. I figured he was injured, Semon says of first receiving word that something had gone wrong. I hadnt heard anything on the news ... I hadnt heard about any deaths in Iraq that day. In tragedys wake, Semon is picking himself up by reflecting on the privilege of knowing such an accomplished, selfless individual. He was a guy that had a lot of plans ... a lot of plans and a lot of potential, says Semon as his voice softens. Its a shame to see someone that great not here anymore. Semon, while noting how deeply 9/11 affected Vazquez, says the daring U.S. military operation to kill bin Laden would have made his friend, who died just nine days prior, enormously proud, particularly because there were no American casualties. Omars father, speaking to CBS 3 Philadelphia from th e Vazquez familys Hamilton Township, N.J., home, agreed. I feel sorry for my sons death, but I dont feel sorry for him, Pablo Vazquez sa id of the defeated terrorist. First Lt. Omar Vazquez learned to speak Arabic and was teaching himself Russian while deployed to Iraq. The intellectually curi ous warrior desired another masters degree before pursuing his doctorate. He was one hell of a gu y. I dont know any other way to say it, Semon says. A true scholar, a gentleman and a soldier. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not over because Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are dead. American troops are still making history, as the story of one of its most bril liant students teaches us. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.com The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, May 3: Robert Christopher Atkins, 48, of St. Petersburg, was charged with violation of probation reference battery. Donnie Allen Gorman, 54, of Lakeland, was charged with contempt of court reference failure to pay child support. Aubrey Christopher Graham, 26, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference battery by strangle and withhold support of children or spouse. Shawn Allen Gray, 21, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing of a structure or conveyance, and loitering or prowling. Walter Hoyt Kempton, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with four counts of failure to appear reference criminal mischief, petit theft, contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor, and smuggle contraband into a detention facility. Anton Lee Lomnicki, 24, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Roberto Carlos Martinez Badill, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Continued from page 2A Soldier was intellectually curious warrior Continued from page 1A To see over 300 people volunteer their time to go out in the community and help out those in need is amazing.JULIEFELLS United Way director Day of Caring draws 300-plus Its lights out for Disney Worlds Grad Nite o f people, but I agree we shouldnt celebrate s omeones death. Teachers in classrooms across the country t his week have been delicately trying to a nswer questions and explain the signific ance of bin Ladens death to a generation o f students that have grown up with faint or n o memories of Sept. 11. Many had quest ions about why the United States had been a ttacked. Some were scared of retaliation. If there were a terrorist attack right now, I probably would move away and get w eapons, Samantha Maldonado, a student i n Coles class, wrote in one assignment. For young students, bin Ladens death is l ikely to be the first event of global signific ance etched into their memories, like Sept. 1 1, the first moon landing and President J ohn F. Kennedys assassination were for g enerations before. They didnt know much about this chara cter, since most of them hadnt even been b orn when Sept. 11 happened, said C andida Gil, a fourth-grade math, science a nd social studies teacher at Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary in Miami. This was a major opportunity to make sure they understood the implication. Gil said she wanted her students to be able to distinguish between fact and opinion in interpreting the event. She and a colleague, Jasmine Bowles, discussed topics like religion and how, just as there were many denominations within Christianity, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban did not represent all of Islam. All we wanted to be was objective and present the facts, Bowles said. Continued from page 1A Teachers put bin Laden death in historical perspective MCTphoto Teachers are trying to explain to young students why people are celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden.
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Those in attendance will be John Clark, Andrew Fells, John Griffin, Bud Whitlock and Scott Stanley, Council-members; Scott Noethlich, City Administrator and Lee Weintraub, Attorney representing the City and a court reporter. The purpose of the litigation/strategy meeting shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures regarding Mark Inc. Kathy Haley, CMC, City Cler k May 6, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-195 Division Tenth IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY RABER RUSSELL NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTH Y RABER RUSSELL, deceased, whose date of death was March 30, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3967. 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 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Emily DeGelleke Morris 4768 N.W. Highway 72 Arcadia, Florida 34266 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 Telephone: (863) 494-4323 May 6, 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001604 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LARRY W. LANGMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a n Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001604 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and LARRY W. LANGMAN; SHELLY D. LANGMAN; 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 25th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 4 AND 5, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT-OF-WAY, LOT 6, LESS STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT OF WAY; ALL OF LOTS 7,8,9,10, AND 11, BLOCK C, BREEZY POINT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 917 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 26, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAIN 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 F09104250 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**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. May 6, 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: GC-09-000943 BAC HOME LOANS SERVCING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P. Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL HINDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL HINDER, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 25th day of May, 2011, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the 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., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 18, Block 102, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 8, according o the Map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, Public records of Highlands County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 28th day of April, 2011. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 6, 13, 2011 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ficitious name of C & J LAWN CARE located at 107 Spring Garden Road, 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 3rd day of May, 2011. Charles L. Card III & Kathy James May 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000746 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. GERALD CLOSE A/K/A GERALD W. CLOSE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a n Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000746 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and GERALD CLOSE A/K/A GERALD W. CLOSE; REGIONS BANK D/B/A AMSOUTH BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER EZELLE; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 1, BLOCK 104, ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, AND IN TRANSCRIPT OF PLATS BOOK 1, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 1 ON LAKEVIEW DRIVE, THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG LAKEVIEW DRIVE ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY PARALLEL TO AND 50 FEET NORTH OF LINE DIVIDING LOTS 1 AND 2 A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE WEST LINE OF FRANKLIN STREET, SAME BEING THE EASTERLY LINE OF LOT 1; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE LINE DIVIDING LOTS 1 AND 2, A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 401 S. FRANKLIN STREET, 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 26, 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 F09054324 SUNTRUST-SPECFHLMC **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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A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-186 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALMA GRACE GAVIN a/k/a GRACE GAVIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALMA GRACE GAVIN a/k/a GRACE GAVIN, deceased, whose date of death was March 12, 2011, and whose social security number is 263-56-0681, 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 April 29, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Joan E. Ford 1320 Shamrock Dr. Sebring, FL 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 April 29; May 6, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 5/26/11 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. F399 Harrell, Robert Joseph HOUSEHOLD GOODS A170 Silverman, Jeffrey HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863) 386-0880 May 6, 13, 2011 AND LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: Commence at the N.E. corner of Lot 2, Block 2,Section 15, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida; Thence run South 00 Degrees 05'08'' East, 30.00 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way line of State Road #17-A; Thence North 89 Degrees 49'29'' West, 269.03 feet along said right of way line, 50.00 feet; Thence South 03 Degrees 33'36'' East, 198.81 feet; Thence North 89 Degrees 49'29'' West, parallel to the said right of way line of State Road 17A, 209.46 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad; Thence South 03 Degrees 28'07'' East along said Railroad right of way a distance of 235.57 feet; Thence South 03 Degrees 28'07'' East along said Railroad right of way a distance of 235.57 feet; Thence South 89 Degrees 52'35'' East, 259.82 feet; Thence North 03 Degrees 33'36'' West, 434.17 feet to the Point of Beginning. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 393 County Road 17A West, Avon Par,FL 33825. The Real Property tax identification number is A-15-33-28-010-0010-0000. SEBRING COLLATERAL: Real Property tax identification number is C-13-34-28-020-2790-120. Lot 12, Block 279, of LAKE SEBRING SHEET 2, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. which currently has the address of 221 West Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870 (``Property Address''): Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 29; May 6, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-0020-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. FORMAN'S CONSTRUCTION & EXCAVATION, INC., a Florida profit corporation, and ROBERT R. FORMAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the ` `Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on April 11, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on May 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' SCHEDULE ``A'' A von Park Collateral: A ll of Lot 2, lying East of Seaboard Railroad right of way in Block 2, Section 15,Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33, of the Public Records of Desoto County, Florida, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, LESS AND EXCEPT Atlantic Coastline Railroad right of way and LESS AND EXCEPT road right of ways, LESS AND EXCEPT the following: Commence at the N.E. Corner of Lot 2, Block 2 of Section 15 Township 33 South, Range 28 East; Thence run South 0 Degrees 05'06'' East along the East line of said Lot 2 for a distance of 30 feet to a point on the South right of way line of State Road S 17 A; Thence run North 89 Degrees 49'29'' West, a distance of 239.03 feet to Point of Beginning; Thence continue North 89 Degrees 49'29'' West, a distance of 30.0 feet; Thence in a Southerly direction to a point on the South line of said Lot 2,said point being 230.57 feet North 89 Degrees 52'35'' West of the SE corner of said Lot 2; Thence South 89 Degrees 52'35'' East a distance of 10.27 feet; Thence North 1Degrees 46'44'' West a distance of 633.56 feet to Point of Beginning of said excepted parcel. A ND LESS AND EXCEPT: Commence at the N.E. corner of Lot 2,Block 2 of Section 15,Township 33 South,Range 28 East; Thence run South 00 Degrees 05'08''East along the East line of Lot 2, Block 2 a distance of 30 feet to a point on the South right of way line of State Road S 17 A for Point of Beginning; Thence continue South 00 Degrees 05'08'' East along the East line of Lot 2,Block 2 for a distance of 633.02 feet to the SE corner of Lot 2,Block2; Thence North 89 Degrees 52'35'' West along the South line of said Lot 2, Block 2 for a distance of 220.30 feet; Thence North 01 Degrees46'44'' West for a distance of 633.58 feet to a point on the South right of way line of State Road S 17 A; Thence South 89 Degrees 49'29'' East fora distance of 239.03 feet along said South right of way line to Point of Beginning of said excepted parcel, Highlands County, Florida. A ND LESS AND EXCEPT: the South 200.00 feet of the following described parcel: Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 2,Block 2, Section 15, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County,Florida; Thence run South 00 Degrees 05'08;; East for a distance of 30.00 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way line of State Road #17-A; Thence North 89 Degrees 49'29'' West, along said right of way line a distance of 269.03 feet to the Point of Beginning; Thence continue North 89 Degrees 49'29'' West still along said right of way line a distance of 259.14 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad; Thence South 03 Degrees 28'07'' East along said Railroad right of way a distance of 634.75 feet to a point on the South line of Lot 2,Block 2; Thence South 89 Degrees 52'35'' East along the South line of Lot 2, Block 2, a distance of 260.14 Feet Thence North 03 Degrees 33'36'' West for a distance of 634.57 feet to the Point of Beginning, subject to an easement for ingress/egress over and across the East 20.00 feet of the above described parcel. 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Page 11ANews-Sun Friday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.co m 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 HomesFOR SALEBY OWNER 3BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1700 Sq. Ft., 2 car garage., CBS + 1200 Sq. Ft. screened-in under roof attached outdoor living on 1 acre. Rural sub division. So. of Sebring $124,000. 863-655-0521 4080Homes for SaleSebringSEBRING -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 EstateCARE GIVERRetired LPN with 18 years experience. References upon request. Days or Nights, Daily, Weekly or Live-in. Call 863-451-1618 2300Work Wanted THE HOMEBUILDERS INSTITUTE is seeking a Building Trades Instructor. Min. five years related exp. plus H.S. Diploma/Equivalent required. For details, incl. qualifications, visit www.hbi.org/jobs. EOE/M/F/D/V SUN NLAKE Subway is now hiring for all positions. Must be avail. to work anytime. Go to subway.com and fill out the application, and return to the Sun N Lakes location. 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. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment*PRN MEDICALAssistant (w/phlebotomy skills) Details @ www.flcancer.com 1400Health CareServices 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun ClassifiedSEEKING DIALYSIS RN with experience or will train the right person for a state-of-the-art dialysis clinic. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package. Please call or fax resume to: Peggy Phone: 863-3829443 or Fax: 863-382-9242
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, May 6, 2011Page 11 A 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 1996 CHEVYS10 Super Cab, 4.3, 5 speed. $1500 o.b.o. Sorry This is Sold! 1994 FORDF150 4X4 With Topper, V8. $1800 obo. 863-452-0152 9450Automotive for Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO One Owner* RareFind 10K miles New paint & chrome $7900 Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationTERRY 27'Fifth Wheel '01. 10' Slide out. Sleeps 6. Fifth Wheel incl. $7500. Call 863-453-0037. 8400RecreationalVehicles 8350Sporting Goods 8000 RecreationLIFT RECLINERELEC. Blue in color. Call 863-655-9622 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE Boys and girls, $300. Home number 863-382-3808, cell 863-446-1402 or 446-4218. NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. BEAGLE FEMALE. Fixed and up to date on shots. Great w/kids. Free to good home Call ADOPTED!!! 7520Pets & SuppliesRIDING LAWNMOWERS ( 2 ), 1) Murray and 1) John Deer, both have automatic transmissions. Call for more info; 863-202-5697 7400Lawn & GardenSPRING LAKEMOVING SALE 316 Blazing Star Rd. Fri & Sat 5/6 & 7, 8am 5pm. Lazy Boy & Broyhill furn., small & large appliances, household items, fishing equip., Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WINCH -Electric, Dayton (American) 1000 lb. $100. 863-453-4234 VACUUM -Upright bagless, completely clean, new belt, works like new 863-402-2285 TYPEWRITER BROTHERSelec. Like new. $50 obo. Call 863-471-2575 after 12pm. SHAMPOO CHAIR,Vintage, gold w/ tray. $25 Call 863-385-3199 SEWING -Machine w/ case & attachments. $75. T-F-Sa.,So. Sun"N' Lake Grassy 12-6 pm only. 113 Golfpoint dr. SAMSUNG GUSTOCamero phone. Black (By Verizon) New in box. $20. Call 863-452-6359 POOTATUCK -Lion Trimmer, Frames / Cabinet. $80. T-F-Sa, So. Sun 'N' Lake Grassy 12-6 pm only. 113 Golfpoint Dr. OLD RAILROAD TOOL very good condition, could be a tie puller. $50. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys LADDER -Aluminum 6' Step w/ plastic top. $20. 863-385-2605 LADDER -Aluminum 16' extension. $25. 863-385-2605 GERI CHAIR,vintage, gold w/ tray. $25. Call 863-385-3199 EXERCISE BIKE/ Nordic Track, large seat, fan, 16 programs, 1 touch, like new, $95. SOLD!! EASTON 5'pop-up sports multi-net. $50. Call 863-453-0569 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 BICYCLE -Ladies. $25. 863-453-4234 7310Bargain Buys WATER PUMPHonda gas engine, 4.0 horsepower, 2" inlet, 2" outlet GX 120, 148 gal per minute. $400. 585-261-2110 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 7300MiscellaneousTECHNICS ORGANLike New. Roll Top Locks. Too many functions to list. $500 obo. Call 863-257-3354 7260MusicalMerchandise 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 Rent 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. 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By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comIt didnt end quite so well, the Avon Park baseball season, but it wasnt nearly as bad as the 8-0 score the Clearwater Central Catholic beat the Devils by. That was all just in the first few innings when we came out and didnt play so well, head coach Whit Cornell said. Once Brad (Torres) came on in the third, things settled down and they didnt score after that. And it was Avon Park who threatened early, when Drew Reeves reached on a two-out single in the top of the first inning. Anthony Carruthers then followed with a perfectly executed hit-and-run to put runners on the corners. Alfred Big Red Brown then battled through his at bat and finally squared one up though the strong fly ball was tracked down in the outfield to end the threat. After the bumpy first few innings, the Devils hung tough and shut the Marauders down. But the offense just couldnt click enough to make a dent and thus the season ended in the first round of the regional state playoffs. Id have loved to have won it, but it was a real good learning experience, Cornell said. Weve got a lot of young kids that will be coming back for two, three more years and this was their first time playing in a game on this level. Once things settled down, they saw they didnt have to do anything fancy, they just had to play, he continued. Now theyve been there and know what to do. So young is the team, in fact, that all but two will be returning, with only Drew Reeves and Ty Jackson leaving via graduation. Reeves will continue his playing career at Polk State while Jackson will be lacing them up for the SFCC Panthers next season. Were real proud to have them go on and continue to represent us at the next level, Cornell sai d. Theyll be missed, but i ts been a fun year, a goo d year for our program an d the community really cam e out and supported us an d got behind us as the ye ar went on. And now we look fo rward. The kids had a re al good experience in playin g a playoff game and they re real excited to get in to summer ball, Cornell co ntinued. Theyre anxious to play, learn and get better. Which can only bo de well in the years to com e for Avon Park baseball. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, May 6, 2011 Page 3B Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Our c oaches each year look for t hree important qualities in p otential student athletes, s aid Dr. Norm Stephens, p resident of South Florida C ommunity College. First is a cademic capability, second i s athletic ability and third is t o be good citizens and repres entatives of the college in t he community. I commend t his years student athletes on e xcelling in all three areas. Dr. Stephens congratulated t he SFCC Lady Panther V olleyball team, Lady P anther Softball team and the P anther Baseball team at S FCCs annual athletics banq uet, Monday, May 2, for t heir academic and athletic a chievements. I hope you take what y ouve done, learned and a ccomplished during your t ime at SFCC and continue y our strive for excellence, s aid Rick Hitt, athletic direct or. Just remember, no matt er where life takes you, y oull always be a Panther. During the SFCC athletics b anquet, each athlete was h onored with a participation a ward from his or her coach. Athletes who received spec ial awards were:VolleyballBest Offensive Player K alee Schlabach Best Defensive PlayerMelissa Tullo Most Valuable PlayerRicki Albritton Coachs AwardShelby FlintSoftballPitcherof the Year Nicole Helms Best Defensive PlayerLaura Lovell Most Valuable PlayerAshlee Quigley Coachs AwardLaura LovellBaseballMost Improved Playerof the YearEric Bailey Offensive Playerof the YearKyle Newton Top Gun Award Andres Lopez Co-Defensive Playerof the YearBrandon Kirby Co-Defensive Playerof the YearBrett Clements Coachs AwardBrett Clements Scholastic Athletes of the Year: (given to a male and female sophomore with the highest cumulative GPA) MaleCody Higgins FemaleLaura Lovell 2011 SFCC Pantherof the YearRicki Albritton SFCC Honors Student Athletes Courtesy photo Former Blue Streak Ricki Albritton made her mark at SFCC, being named Panther of the Y ear, as presented to her by Athletic Director Rick Hitt, at Mondays Awards Banquet. Photo courtesy of JAMES TAYLO R Greg Gentry signed on Tuesday to become a Warrior at Webber International University and continue his golf career. Joining Gentry on his big day were, left to right, father Doug, mother Suzie, former coach Bobby Barben, Webber head coach Nancy Nichols, Avon Park athletic director Mort Jackson, Red Devil head golf coach Shane Ward and Avon Park principal Stu Guthrie. Courtesy photo Sebring graduate Cody Higgins was named Scholar Athlete of the Year for the SFCC baseball team at Mondays awards banquet. Special to the News-SunAvon Park standout Greg G entry signed his name on t he dotted line Wednesday to c ontinue his golfing career as a student athlete at Webber I nternational University in n earby Babson Park. Ive been playing since I w as 19 months old, but it w asnt until this past year t hat I actually thought I could g o to college and play, G entry said. His most recent coach S hane Ward, who took over t he reins of the program from B obby Barben this past year, w as familiar with Gentry s ince his early years, but got a much closer look this seas on. I hadnt had the chance to w ork with him until this year a nd Id say hes probably the most mentally tough player Ive seen in a long time, Ward said. He does not let anyone or anything bother him and that is what really makes him a strong player. Barben also had a similar appreciation of Gentry and his game. Its just neat to see a kid work so hard for so long to go on to the next level and get an education, he said. Ive seen him before he was two years old playing. I think he will be successful. Hes going to have to work at it, but he definitely has the ability. In going to Webber, Gentry may also well be starting up a plan that long-time Warrior coach Nancy Nichols has had in mind. Gentry to tee it up at Webber See GENTRY, page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Colton Brock and the Red Devils saw their season slide to a halt in Tuesdays 8-0 loss at Clearwater Central Classic. Red Devils done for now News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Ty Jackson, #22, will be playing at SFCC next season, but Trey Marley, #25, and mos t of the Red Devil roster will be coming back for another crack at the playoffs next season.
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. 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 necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 784-7036.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season for public swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool opened to the 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 additional hours will be added once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big savings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 for 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 Su n 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.Help for Haiti 5KSEBRING A5K run/walk to suppo rt Haiti Bible Missions outreach to provi de educational support, orphan care an d humanitarian assistance in Haiti will be held Saturday, May 28 at Highlan ds Hammock State Park. Entry fee is $20 through May 22 an d $25 the day of the race. The run will start at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Ti m Baker at 381-0701 or Chet Brojek at 38 54736, or email@example.com to pre-re gister.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID The Royal Palm s Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and u p, begins itsnew season Saturday, Sept. 3 The sign-up fee is $25, which includ es a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes thr ee games of bowling, shoes and the pri ze fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible f or reduced rate open bowling, though som e restrictions may apply, and free bowlin g with instruction on Fridays from 4-6 p.m must be accompanied by an adult. Come out for instruction and a goo d time. For more information, call Fran k Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897. FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 4, Indiana 1 Miami 4, Philadelphia 1 Boston 4, New York 0 Atlanta 4, Orlando 2WESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 4, San Antonio 2 L.A. Lakers 4, New Orleans 2 Dallas 4, Portland 2 Oklahoma City 4, Denver 1 ___ CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlanta 1, Chicago 1 Monday: Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Wednesday: Chicago 86, Atlanta 73 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 2, Boston 0 Sunday: Miami 99, Boston 90 Tuesday: Miami 102, Boston 91 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 CONFERENCEDallas 2, L.A. Lakers 0 Monday: Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Wednesday: Dallas 93, L.A. Lakers 81 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. Memphis 1, Oklahoma City 1 Sunday: Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Tuesday: Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102 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 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 Boston 4, Montreal 3 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, Chicago 3 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCETampa Bay 4, Washington 0 Friday: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 Sunday: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT Tuesday: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3 Wednesday: Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3, Boston 3, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Monday: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Wednesday: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 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 2, Nashville 1 Thursday: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Saturday: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, OT Tuesday: Vancouver 3, Nashville 2, OT Thursday: Vancouver at Nashville, late 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 3, Detroit 0 Friday: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT Sunday: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 Wednesday: San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT 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 New York1711.607 Tampa Bay1614.5332 Baltimore1415.483312Boston 1416.4674 Toronto1416.4674 Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland209.690 Kansas City1614.533412Detroit 1417.4527 Minnesota1118.3799 Chicago1121.3441012West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles1714.548 Texas1714.548 Oakland1615.5161 Seattle1417.4523___Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 2 Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Boston 7, L.A. Angels 3 Kansas City 6, Baltimore 5, 10 innings Minnesota 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Cleveland 4, Oakland 1 Seattle 4, Texas 3 Wednesdays Games Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 L.A. Angels 5, Boston 3, 13 innings Baltimore 3, Kansas City 2 Oakland 3, Cleveland 1 Texas 5, Seattle 2 Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late L.A. Angels at Boston, late Baltimore at Kansas City, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Texas at Seattle, late Fridays Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia209.690 Florida1910.6551 Atlanta1715.531412Washington1416.467612New York1218.400812Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis1714.548 Cincinnati1515.500112Pittsburgh1516.4842 Chicago1416.467212Milwaukee1317.433312Houston1218.400412West Division WLPctGB Colorado1810.643 San Francisco1515.5004 Los Angeles1517.4695 Arizona1316.448512San Diego1219.387712___ Tuesdays Games Philadelphia 4, Washington 1 Houston 10, Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 7, N.Y. Mets 6, 10 innings Milwaukee at Atlanta, ppd., rain St. Louis 7, Florida 5 Arizona 4, Colorado 3 San Diego 6, Pittsburgh 5 Chicago Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 3, Houston 2 Chicago Cubs 5, L.A. Dodgers 1 Atlanta 8, Milwaukee 3, 1st game Pittsburgh 7, San Diego 4 Philadelphia 7, Washington 4 San Francisco 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Atlanta 8, Milwaukee 0, 2nd game Florida 8, St. Louis 7 Colorado 6, Arizona 4 Thursdays Games Houston at Cincinnati, late San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, late Florida at St. Louis, late Washington at Philadelphia, late Milwaukee at Atlanta, late Colorado at Arizona, late Fridays Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAnnounced the resignation of director of public relations Luis Hernandez. MINNESOTA TWINSPlaced OF Jason Repko on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 2. Recalled OF Ben Revere from Rochester (IL). Optioned C Steve Holm to Rochester. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with OF Leonys Martin on a five-year contract. Recalled RHP Mark Lowe from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned RHP Pedro Strop to Round Rock. Sent RHP Neftali Feliz and RHP Tommy Hunter on rehab assignment to Frisco (TL). National League CINCINNATI REDSActivated OF Fred Lewis from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Jeremy Hermida to Louisville (IL). MILWAUKEE BREWERSActivated RHP Zack Greinke from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Brandon Boggs to Nashville (PCL). NEW YORK METSPlaced RHP Pedro Beato on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to May 2. Selected the contract of LHP Mike O'Connor from Buffalo (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESActivated LHP J.C. Romero from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP David Herndon to Lehigh Valley (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRESPlaced INF Orlando Hudson on the 15-day DL. Selected INF Logan Forsythe from Tucson (PCL). Transferred LHP Joe Thatcher from the 15to the 60-day DL. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Royal Purple 200, Qual.. . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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Central Florida at Florida State . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Open de Espana . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Regions Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA WellsFargo Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . RE/MAX Long Drive Championship . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 p p . m m . PGA WellsFargo Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Wells Fargo Championship . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Regions Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Golf HammockOn Monday, May 2. the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Denis Shank made plus 3 to take first place and Chip Curcio and Jim Gulick tied for second at plus in A group. There was a tie for first place in B group between Joe Hyzny and Paul Brown with a plus 4. Bob Topel shot a plus 5 to take first place in C group while Shorty Crocker had a minus 1 for second place. Gerry Geouque took first place with a plus 5 in D group and Larry Holzworth made a plus 4 for second place. Birthday man Pete Mezza shot an 86 for just 3 points over his age. Mezza came in with a plus 6 for first place, Frank Branca had plus 4 good for second place and John Tyner had plus 3 for third place. Next Monday the Mezza Group will be a shotgun start at Golf Hammock beginning at 8 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information call Pete Mezza at 382-1280. Harder HallThe ladies league played a pro am points event on Monday, May 2. The winners were: First place, Jackie Christopher with plus-7; second place, Kay Mohr with plus-3; and third place, Helen Sayre with plus-2. The ladies league played a low net event on Thursday, April 28. Tying for first/second places were Jackie Christopher and Joyce Fleming with 67 each. Third place, Norma Gearing with 71. Chip-in: No. 7, Jan Saliba; and No. 10, Jude Stewart. No. 18, Sue Herriman and Pat Rice. The ladies league played a Blind Partners event on Thursday, April 21. Tying for first/second places were Pat Rice and Helen Sayre; Patty Maxcy and Jackie Christopher with 147 each. The ladies league played a pro am points event on Monday, April 11. The winners were: First place, Pat Rice with plus-7; second place, Jan Saliba with plus-6; and third place, Sue Herriman with plus-5. Chip-in: No. 4, Sue Herriman.Lake June WestA scramble was played on Thursday, April 28. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Doyan and Donna Eades, Ken and Norma Colyer and Margaret Schultz; John and Shelley Byron, Helen Mellon, Bill Brouhle, John and Sue Ruffo with 51 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 2, Jill McGill, 4-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Kathy Billau, 5-feet-4inches. (Men), No. 4, Frank Gallagher, 7-feet2-inches. The mens association played a Mens Best Ball event on Wednesday, April 27. Winning first place was the team of Doyan Eades, Dick Denhart, Don Boulton and Jack Maginnes with 39; and second place, Ken Hesson, Orville Huffman, Jim Lynch and Dick Reaney with 43. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Frank Gallagher, 10-feet-7-inches; No. 4, Doyan Eades, 6-feet10-inches; and No. 8, Bill Brouhle, 9-feet-5inches. The ladies association played a league event on Monday, April 25. Winning first place was the team of Margaret Schultz, Eva Huffman and Mary Malone with 41; and second place, Joyce Swartz, Betty Billau and Barb Cash with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Barb Cash, 3-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Mary Malone, 4-feet-1-inch.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, May 4, with Larry Staggs, Larry Halzworth and Chick Regan taking first with +14. There was then a tie for second as Don Lamp and Paul DuBrule totaled +8, as did Jim Gullick, Ron Taylor and Wayne Courson, along with the team of Norm Adams, Jim Elliott and Bob Colandrea. Staggs took A Division, individually, with +7 over Greg Mitchells +4 for second. Bob Lutrell and Elliot tied for the B Division lead with +7 apiece and DuBrule won C Division with +7 over Coursons +5. On Wednesday, April 27, the Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Gene Patenaude, Dick Botelho and J.W. McCamic; Joe Martini, Ed Northrup and Chick Regan with plus-9 each. Individual winners were: A division First place, Joe Martini with plus-5; and second place, Jim Peters with plus-4. B division First place, Dick Botelho with plus-4; and second place, John ONeill with plus-3. C division First place, Bill Alesi with plus-6. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Bob Fowler, Chick Regan and Paul Brown with plus-4 each.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played Individual Quota Points on Wednesday, May 4, and saw a threeway tie for first. Frank Fisher, Howard Ticknor and Al Verhage all came in with +13 while Wayne Wood totaled +11 for fourth. Ticknor was closest to the pin, getting to within 5-feet, 8-inches from No. 13.River GreensA morning scramble was played Friday, April 29. Winning first place was the team of Carolyn and Ken Brunswick and Jack Sayre with 59. An evening scramble was played Friday, April 29. Winning first place was the team of Austin Smith, Tony Lankford, Linda Therrien, Tom Stewart and John Yoder with minus-14; and second place, Bob Streeter, Jerry Lewis, Bev Rudd, Phil and Annie Kozak with minus-13. The ladies association played a pro am tournament Thursday, April 28. Winning first place was the team of Mary Beth Carby, Carol Roy, Nancy Long and Jan Stevens with plus-5.5; and second place, Bev Rudd, Babe McDonald, Pat Kincer and Laura Smutnick with minus-2. Individual winners were: First place, Anne Kozak with plus-4.5; and tying for second/third places were Mary Beth Carby and Carol Roy with plus-4 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, April 28. Winning first place was the team of Bob Stevens, Lefty St. Pierre, Gil Heier and Peter Bridge with minus-28; second place, Ken Koon, Larry Roy, Keith Kincer and Jim Anderson (draw) with minus-27; and third place, John Smutnick, Ken Brunswick, Fred Evans and Ed Mosser with minus-23. The mens association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, April 27. Winning first place was the team of Bob Stevens, Dick Long, Cliff Steele and John VanSlooten with plus3.5; and second place, Terry Lewis, J.R. Messier, Ken Koon and Russ Rudd with minus-2.5. Individual winners were: A Flight (27-over): Cliff Steele with plus.5. B Flight (23-26): Cliff Aubin with plus-8. C Flight (18-22): Dick Long with plus7. D Flight (17-under): Peter March with plus-3. The Golfettes played a gross/net game on Tuesday, April 26. Gross winners were: Tying for first/second/third places were Linda Therrien, Betty Leblanc and MIchele Koon with 45 each. Net winners: First place, Mary Beth Carby with 31. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Elaine Keppler, Nancy Long and Pat Graf with 34 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, April 26. Winning first place was the team of Bill Mountford, Cliff Steele, Hank Wunderlich and Ed Mosser with plus28; and second place, Fred Evans, Don McDonald, Carl Weigart and Jim Anderson with plus-21. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Harold Plagens, Jim Cercy, Harold Kline and John Smutnick; Bob Stevens, Ken Brunswick and Keith Kincer with plus-15 each. The Morrison Group played an event on Monday, April 25. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Cliff Steele, J.R. Messier, Vince Boever and Lefty St. Pierre; and John Smutnick, Ken Koon, Gil Heier and Butch Smith with minus-19. Third place, Russ Rudd, Cliff Aubin, Butch Smith and Bob Biever with minus-15. The mens association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, April 23. Front Nine First place, Cliff Steele, Tim Thomas, Lefty St. Pierre and Neil Purcell with minus-19; and second place, Jim Anderson, B.C. Roberts, Don McDonald and Len Westdale with minus-15. Back Nine First place, G.L. Heier, Cecil Lemons, Keith Kincer and Butch Smith (draw) with minus-17. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Cliff Steele, Tim Thomas, Lefty St. Pierre and Neil Purcell; Cliff Aubin, Harold Plagens, Dick Long and Vince Boever with minus-10 each.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, May 4, as the SpringLake Womens Golf Association bid farewell to a number of our snowbird members, the league played a 4 person team, 2 best ball net tournament on the Cougar Trail course. The first place team, with a net 111, was comprised of Marsi Benson, Jan Nelson, Sharon Hubbard and Sharon Warner. Linda Pfleger, Debbie Delaney, Rosie Foote and Carole Frederick, 113, came in second and Mary Cebula, Pam Ferguson, Crystal Allan and Jean Donahue were third with 118. On Tuesday, May 3, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association conducted the first day of a 2-Day, Pick Your Partner event. The format for the first day was 1 Best Ball (flighted) and was held on the Cougar Trail course. The A Flight was led by Joe Austin and Jay Payne with a combined 56 strokes after handicap. Mr. Austin won 8 holes outright enroute to a net 62, while Mr Payne took 4 holes and provided the golf cart for Mr Austin to ride in. Taking second Place was the team of Bill Lawens and John Danko with a net 57, while third Place in the A Flight was shared by the teams of Will David and Ron Brochu and Jan Hard and Jack Hoerner at net 60 strokes. Winners of the B Flight were Harry Lasiter and his buddy, 88 year old Bill Robbins-a living legend out at Spring Lake. They also shot a net 56 strokes, with Mr Lasiter taking 6 holes and Mr Robbins taking 8 for a very good ham and egg factor of 75-percent. Second Place in B Flight on Day 1 went to gruff ol codger Ed Clay and John Schroeder who came in at 57 net strokes. Mr Clay had an exceptionally hot hand, taking 11 holes enroute to a net 65. Tying for third Place were the teams of Larry Miesner and Red Bohanon and Wayne Nelson and Jim Foote who came in using 58 net strokes. Mr Miesner and Mr Bohanon took 7 holes each, for an astounding ham and egg factor of 100-percent. Except for the Love Bugs, it was a great day for golf. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 3B The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA There was no c omeback for Alex Ovechkin a nd the Washington Capitals a gainst the Tampa Bay L ightning only more posts eason disappointment. Falling short of expectat ions yet again, the top-seeded C apitals were swept from the N HLplayoffs on Wednesday n ight, falling 5-3 to the fifths eeded Lightning in Game 4 o f the Eastern Conference s emifinals matchup. It was a tough year we w ent through peaks and vall eys but I just thought if we p ersevered that something g ood was going to happen, W ashington coach Bruce B oudreau said. I thought as late as when t hey made it 5-2, this is going t o be tough. But even before t hat I thought, OK, were g oing to find a way. The guys w ant it too much, and theyve c ome back all year in dire s traits.I still thought we were g oing to tie it up and win it in o vertime. With chants of sweep, s weep, sweep reverberating t hrough the building, the L ightning had other thoughts a nd kept pushing until W ashington had no more h ope. Sean Bergenheim scored t wo goals and Dwayne R oloson stopped 33 shots for T ampa Bay, which extended i ts winning streak to seven g ames and advanced to the c onference finals for the first t ime since its 2004 Stanley C up championship season. Were definitely happy, b ut were not popping champ agne or anything, Lightning f orward Ryan Malone said. We know what our goal is a nd we have to keep going a nd stay even keel. We h avent done anything yet. Rookie Michal Neuvirth s topped 32 shots for W ashington, but Bergenheim s cored twice in eight minutes d uring the second period to b uild a 3-1 lead that sent the s ellout crowd of 20,835 into c elebratory mode long before i t was over. Theres not very much you c an say. Theyre down in the d umps. Im down in the d umps, Boudreau said. I j ust told them I was proud of t hem for the way they worked a ll year, and that they never q uit right to the end. Thats all a coach could ask is if you d ont quit and you just keep p lugging through. I thought w e had a good chance to win, a nd we just didnt get it done. The Lightnings big three of Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos have elevated their games in the playoffs, but so has Bergenheim, who has a team-leading seven goals through two rounds. St. Louissixth goal of the playoffs, with 3:08 remaining, finished Tampa Bays scoring. Malone and Marc-Andre Bergeron added goals for the Lightning, who have not lost since dropping into a 3-1 hole against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Bergenheim was eighth on the Lightning with 14 regularseason goals, however hes been much more of an offensive force in ousting the Penguins and Lightning. Its something coach Guy Boucher, who has Tampa Bay in the conference finals in his first season as an NHLcoach, has come to expect of the forward. Every top game, every important game, every game that there is some pressure, he was in it. He was one of our better players, Boucher said. Some people freeze under pressure, some people fly away, and some people fight. He fights. Marco Sturm, John Erskine and John Carlson scored for the Capitals. Ovechkin had an assist on Sturms goal, but couldnt find the net with any of five shots at the 41-year-old Roloson, a midseason acquisition who is one of the biggest reasons Tampa Bay not only is in thep playoffs for the first time since 2007 but thriving. When they got Dwayne Roloson, they became a completely different team, Boudreau said. The Lightning won the first two games of the series in Washington, then pushed the Capitals to the brink of elimination by winning Game 3 in Tampa on Tuesday night. They were expecting the toughest game of the series Wednesday, calling the Capitals a proud team that would not be taken lightly. Washington felt the first three games could have gone either way, with Ovechkin insisting after Game 3 that the series was far from over and that he expected his team to come back and win. We were hungry and we wanted to win, Ovechkin said. We wanted to win. They wanted to win. Somebody had to lose. I dont know what to say right now. The Capitals went 1 for 3 on the power play in Game 4, finishing 2 of 19 for the series. Tampa Bay had two powerplay goals Wednesday night alone. When they had a chance to score, they scored. We didnt, Ovechkin said. Its very frustrating. I dont think any of us saw this coming down, happening like it did. Probably the last thing that was in our mind, but you have to give them credit, Capitals forward Mike Knuble said. They played well, and they held their own when they had to. And really, when they got their chances they capitalized. It was pretty amazing how well they could do it. NOTES: St. Louis, Lecavalier and Kubina are the only players remaining on the Lightning roster from the Stanley Cup championship team. ... The Lightning have won eight consecutive postseason games against the Capitals, dating to the first round in 2003. ... Ovechkin finished with five goals and five assists for 10 points in nine playoff games. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.com This summer the South Florida Community Colle ge volleyball program has more camps to offer than ev er before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand an d indoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but t he age group is different than yours please call and speci al arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand a re available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:3 010:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursda y, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16t h: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:3 01:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-1 4: $100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $6 0 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps Special to the News-SunSEBRING Webber International Universitys Athletic Department will be holding its Second Annual Golf Outing Saturday, May 21, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Sun N Lake Golf Club. Cost per player is $60 and includes cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch, drinks and prizes. Among those prizes is $10,000 for a hole in one on either Deer Run No. 8 or Turtle Run No. 12. Other fun games include a 50/50 drawin g, Adidas Closest to the Pi n, Long Drive contest, Be at the Webber Golfer and a putting contest to win a flat screen television. All proceeds go to be nefit the Webber intern ational University Athlet ic Department. For more informatio n, contact Bill Heath at 52 83775, HeathWL@we bber.edu; Tim Desmarte au at (352) 267-761 9. DesmarteauTJ@webber .e du or Steve Rassel at 63 81431, ext. 311 4, RasselSE@webber.edu. Webber Golf Outing I have always wanted to g et some good, quality local k ids to play for our program, s he said. Greg has the ability a s a freshman to challenge to b e in our top ten or top five. W e have a strong class returni ng and you have to put up scores in September to make the top five, and Greg knows the golf courses. So as a freshman, he has as good a chance as anybody else. Which is something his two biggest fans, his parents, look forward to. I will be able to get off work early and get to see him play, father Doug said. It makes a father very proud to get out and watch his son. Taking the next step, continuing his playing career and getting a college education as the added benefit, these many years of Gentrys devotion and hard work have certainly paid off in giving him this opportunity and keeping him close to home to boot. Its going to be nice to be able to commute to school from home, he said. And Ill still get to play on the local courses. Continued from 1B Gentry goes from Devil to Warrior Lightning finish sweep of Capitals MCTphoto The Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals Wednesday night. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
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 email@example.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.FRIDAY 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 P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 h osts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. a t the post, 1490 U.S. 27, L ake Placid. Cost is $6. S hrimp also is available for s ame price. Open to the publ ic. Tickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge hours are f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 h as karaoke from 7 p.m. until f inal call at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Call 471-1448. AvonPark Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a.m., R otary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers B eginner classes are at 9 a .m., EZ Intermediate classes a re at 10 a.m., and I ntermediate classes are at 11 a .m. every Friday at Reflection o n Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call J ulie for further information at 3 86-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club offers a c lass in Lake Placid at the S unshine RV Resort from 9-11 a .m. Friday. For more informat ion, call Sam Dunn at 3826 792 or e-mail him at samd firstname.lastname@example.org. Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancing e very Friday, October through M arch from 7-9:30 p.m. at the S enior Center on Sebring P arkway. Dance the night a way to the music of the a reas Big Bands. All club d ances are open to the public. A ppropriate dress required. A dmission is $5 for members a nd $7 for non-members. Call 3 85-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 has lounge hours beginn ing at 1 p.m. There is a fish f ry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 p er person. The lodge is open t o members and their guests. F or details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves w ings, fish and burgers at 6 p .m. Music provided from 7-11 p .m. Pool tournament is at 8 p .m. Open to members and q ualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. C all 452-0579. MOMs Club meets at 10:30 a .m. first Friday at the First U nited Methodist Church on P ine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous N ew Day Group meets at 6 p .m. at First Presbyterian C hurch, 319 Poinsettia Ave, S ebring. For information call H eartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. Call 452-3803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woodys BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Road. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Call 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing i n the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2 5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge ) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewsters Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at Sou th Florida Community College w ill hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participantspaintings. Th e fee is $5 with a two painting limit. Call 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West an d North Oliva Drive. Call Hocky at (954) 592-4847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburger s from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the pos t, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5 -8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 5B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 proudly welcomed four new members in April. They are (from left) Al Rasmussen, James Carbaugh, Hershel Duke and George Quel. New Sebring Elks
Page 6BNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.com HEALTHYLIVING Good Shepherd Hospice to hold volunteer trainingSEBRING Learn more about the fulfilling experience of volunteering with Good Shepherd Hospice at a free, 90minute orientation session Tuesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. Hospice needs volunteers at all levels from providing companionship for a hospice patient to supplying office help to facilitating a childrens grief support group. All training is free and volunteers do not need any type of prior experience. Contact Regina Merrick at 863-551-3943 or email@example.com for more information or to register.Community outreach eventsAce Homecare will host the following community outreach events this week. Today 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring Village, Schumacher Road, Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Highland Village, Villa Road, Sebring. Monday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Caregive rs Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, U.S. 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fai r, Herons Landing, Lake Placid; 10 a.m. Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S 27, Sebring Wednesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U.S 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m. Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida.MS Support Group meets TuesdaySEBRING The Multiple Sclerosis Suppor t Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center in the DoctorsBoard Room on the first floor. Friends and family are welcome. For information call 465-3138. Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Prevention Plus, an e stablished leader in early disease d etection and prevention, is celebrating N ational Stroke Awareness Month ( May) by offering ultrasound screenings i n many central Florida locations at a s pecial discounted rate of $20. Everyone is potentially at risk for s troke, heart disease, cancer and other serious conditions. If you are 45 or older, a smoker, have a family history of heart disease or have diabetes or high blood pressure, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Bring a copy of this listing to receive your ultrasound screening for only $20. Prevention Plus is committed to offering affordable, noninvasive, ultrasound testing with accurate and timely readings of the results. Lasting only a few minutes, the true value is in preventing stroke, discovering hidden cancers and learning about otherwise undetected health conditions. Visit www.stroketesting.com for information about screening schedules and other special offers in the area or for more information, call 1-888-667-7587. Prevention Plus plans local ultrasound screenings Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID MBOA(Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and Assistance) representatives from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be available to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits, and if eligible, will provide application assistance from 10 a.m. until noon, Friday, May 20 at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. If you or someone you know needs help with your Medicare costs, dont miss out on this opportunity to see if the MBOAprogram can assist you. More than 90,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for, but not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualified beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan) costs. In addition, many individua ls may qualify for assistan ce in paying their Part B pr emiums. Many of those wh o need help the most don t know about these valuab le benefits, and the MBO A program can help. MBOA, as a joint feder al and state effort, offers fr ee education and confidenti al application assistance f or Medicare beneficiaries wh o may be eligible for pr ograms that assist them in paying for their Part D or Part B premiums. T he MBOAprogram is operat ed by the Florida Departme nt of Elder Affairs and t he states 11 Area Agencies o n Aging. Locally, it is opera ted by the West Centr al Florida Area Agency o n Aging, Inc. If youd li ke more information or app lication assistance, call t he toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337. The library is at 205 W Interlake Blvd. Get help with Medicare costs at LP Library Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun DearPharmacist: I take f our different medications f or blood pressure in the m orning. The labels all say, Take once daily. Is that the b est way to take them? I o nly ask because I bought a b lood pressure monitor and I t est myself, and my blood p ressure is great all day and r ises by nightfall. D.F., Hollywood Answer: Timing medicat ions is very important, b ecause your body has its o wn biological clock. At n ight, melatonin seeps out of y our brain to help you fall a sleep. The bodys production of g rowth hormones, antioxid ants and neurotransmitters i s also ramped up at night. I n the morning, your body c lock releases cortisol and o ther stress hormones w hich gently raise blood p ressure as you wake up. I think its sensible to take s ome of your blood pressure m eds in the morning and s ome in the evening. I base m y recommendation on r esearch that found some people experience a rise in blood pressure while sleeping, rather than a dip. This dip in blood pressure gives your arteries a little vacation. In healthy people, blood pressure naturally dips about 10 to 20 percent while sleeping. You want to be a dipper because it reduces the overall risk of cardiovascular complications. But as I said, some people dont dip at night; this phenomena affects at least 10 percent of hypertensive patients, but risk is greater if you have kidney failure to go with that hypertension. Most people with high blood pressure take multiple meds. There are hundreds available. Among the most common are diuretics (which should always be taken in the morning), ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers). Now, if you take all of your blood pressure pills in the morning, the effects of some may wear off at about the same time, in the evening. This leaves you more susceptible to higher pressures while you sleep. Making this one little change, that is, taking one or two of your blood pressure medications at bedtime might help you to experience that dip, which is especially crucial if youre at high risk for heart attack or stroke. Italian researchers evaluated some people with hypertension and kidney disease. They asked participants to switch one of their drugs from a morning dose to a bedtime dose. In about 60 days, almost all of them (90 percent) experienced an average drop in blood pressure by 7 points, without experiencing any more side effects or spikes in their daytime blood pressure. Not only that, but kidney function improved significantly as well! Acommon side effect with blood pressure drugs is orthostatic hypotension so get up very slowly from a sitting or resting position to avoid feeling faint or dizzy. Timing wont alter your risk for this particular side effect so please be careful. Ask your physician or local pharmacist if spreading your medications apart is right for you.Did you know?Anewly identified compound in tangerines called nobiletin helps protect us from atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. How to take blood pressure pills Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen StatePoint MediaTheres no doubt that a h igh-fiber diet is good for y our health, yet few A mericans consistently get t heir daily allowance of fiber, a ccording to the American D ietetic Association. The recommended amount i s 20-35 grams, but most peop le only eat about 14-15 g rams of fiber a day. Fortunately, adding fiber t o your diet doesnt have to b e a chore. There are some easy addit ions and delicious substitut ions you can make to help m eet your recommended d aily allowance of fiber. Go dark: Every week, s witch at least one white food f or a brown one. So instead o f white rice, use brown rice. I nstead of regular pasta, cook w hole wheat pasta. Similarly, eat whole wheat p itas instead of white ones, w hole wheat burritos instead o f corn and whole wheat c ouscous instead of regular. Breakfast substitutions: I f the idea of purchasing and c hanging an entire staple g rain is too daunting, then s tart slow. Nowadays you can get s ome great-tasting, high fiber b reakfast foods. For example, E ggo FiberPlus waffles are a vailable in two flavors b uttermilk and chocolate chip and provide 35 percent of the daily recommended fiber in every serving. While the buttermilk variety offers 35 percent of the recommended daily value of calcium, the chocolate chip variety contains 20 percent of recommended antioxidants, namely vitamin E and zinc. Theyre also an easy, quickto-make alternative to boiling fiber-rich oats. Add a piece of fruit to every meal: Fruit is a great on-the-go food. No matter where youre eating at work, at home, or lunching with friends its easy to ask for a piece of fruit or a fruit cup on the side. Dont skin it: When eating apples, pears or even potatoes, dont leave the skin behind. The skins not only hold most of the fiber content, but are sources of other nutrients as well. Also, when eating oranges or grapefruits, dont halve or juice them. Peeling and eating them whole will allow you to enjoy the taste and get the most fiber. Snack on: Ahealthy diet should never leave you undernourished or starving. If you do get the munchies, however, snack on granola, nuts or dried fruits. D ont forget to drink plenty of water as you increase your fiber intake. Easy ways to to add more fiber to your diet StatePoint Media Add fruit to every meal for an easy way to increase your fiber intake.
Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The Third Sunday in Easter Celebration will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. Mothers Day as well as May birthdays will be celebrated following morning worship in the fellowship hall. Bible study Thursdays is led by Sharon Palmer. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden, on the east side of the church, is open to the community as well as the congregation seven days per week. All are welcome to do this walking meditation.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK A Mothers Vision of Excellence (Acts 9: 36 42) will be the Message presented by Minister Larry Roberts. Aflower will be presented to each Mother in honor of Mothers Day. The evening service will be a Bible Study from the Book of Psalms. The youth group will have a fellowship following the Evening Service. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest. Ave. Call 453-4692Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK This Sunday, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled This Jesus Whom You Crucified. The church is at 1320 CR 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information call 863-471-2663 or search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.org. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Adam and Fallen Man. The keynote is from Psalms 17:6, 15, I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:...I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Whos Your Mother? at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The Wednesday evening beginning adult mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. If you are interested in knowing the Bible better we encourage you to join us for this time of study and fellowship. This will be the last week of Agape Cafe until it reopens in September.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver Sunday mornings sermon Recognizing Christ taken from the Scripture, Luke 24:13-36.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled Temptations Desire! with regards to Luke 4:1-13. There will be a special baby/child dedication and rededication ceremony at the 10:45 service. There will be no Sunday evening service due to Mothers Day. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. A nursery is provided for all services. Call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking Sunday morning. The Sunday evening service will be canceled in honor of Mothers Day. The church is encouraging families to spend this time together. Nursery is available for the morning service. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email email@example.comFirst Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID First Baptist Church of Lake Placids Primetimers covered dish luncheon will be at noon on Mondat. Bring a covered dish and a friend. The peaker will be Mahlon Hetrick of Christian Financial Counseling. The Confection Connection meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary for the Womens Bible study. On Saturday, there will be a youth car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot to support youth summer programs. Donations are greatly appreciated. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St. Call 4653721.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The church will be hearing the sermon Your Life Says What? by Pastor Ratliff on Sunday with scripture from John 4:39-42. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church of SebringSEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler, Sandra Laufer, Barbara Slinkard and Clara Moore. Greeting the congregation will be Jayne Weldy. Leading us in the Call to Worship will be Bob Harcourt. Noel and Juanita Roberts will be working with Childrens Church for the month of May. Lighting the candles during the month of May will be Nina Kunsak. Adrienne Diaz will be with the children in the nursery during the month of May. The Sunday morning sermon is titled Elizabeth, A Patient Mother taken from Luke 1:5-7. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for any information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Johnsons sermon will be You are Witnesses of These Things based on Luke 24:44-53. The choirs introit is He is Exalted and the anthem is AHeart Like Jesus. Sunday School is available for all ages. Maxine Johnson, adult teacher, con tinues the study of David in II Samuel 12 in which Nathan rebukes David. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and discusses issues of today and how the Bible instructs us. Youth Band meets at 5 p.m. Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday morningm Pastor Johnson will lead th e group in the study of Revelation. On Saturday, May 14, th e Youth Group will have an evening of fun and games a t Pastor and Mrs. Bob Johnsons home. Check wit h Youth Director Dave Blackmon for more details. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Pauls History Lesson to Us is th e title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Saturday, May 14, will b e the Womens Ministries Spring Luncheon at noon a t Chicanes. Reservations required. Call the church office (385-0107) for more information.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING For this Sunday only, the church wi ll be having one worship serv ice at 10:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center with the Methodist Men offering a pancake breakfast as a special treat for Mothers Day which will start at 8 a.m. The Rev. A.C. Bryants message will be Naomis Instructions to Ruth with Scripture from Ruth 4:1-7. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 7B RELIGION May is Mothers Day m onth. I know they only g ive us a day to celebrate, b ut really folks, our mothe rs deserve at least a m onth! After all it took t hem nine months to delive r us! Without the help of U PS or FedEx, I might a dd. It has snuck up on us t his year, May 8! Easter w as a little later and now M others Day is upon us. W eve just eaten the last of t he Easter eggs (egg salad s andwiches, egg on salad, e tc.). Whatever will we do f or Mom? Cook a meal and have h er over for dinner (or l unch or breakfast), rent h er favorite movies and h ave a movie night, give h er a gift certificate to get a facial, manicure and p edicure? Whatever you d o, she will deeply apprec iate and adore you for it. Y ou could give her a candy b ar with a red ribbon tied a round it and shed think y ou bought her the Taj M ahal. After all, its not t he gift, its her child that m atters (even if the child h as a mustache, is pregnant h erself, etc.). Think of all the times s he kissed your boo-boo a nd made you feel better; h ad cookies baked when y ou got home from school; h elped you with homew ork; warned you about t hose friends; didnt trust y our last boyfriend; and for t he older ones, still buying y our essentials (toothpaste, s ocks, yard sale bargains) j ust because she didnt w ant you to run out of s tuff you need. Think of all t he unwanted advice that you look back on now and wished you had listened to. No one is like our Moms, no one loves us like our Moms and well never find anyone to take her place because God only gave us one Mom. Tell her, while shes still in her prime, just how much you appreciate her this Mothers Day. Buy her flowers now, she wont need them when she cant remember your name anymore or when she moves to Heaven. Roll out the red carpet and honor her everyday because we only get one for life. For those of you whose mothers have gone on to their new home in Heaven...remember the good times. Dont recall the disagreements or any negative times. She wouldnt want you to do that. She wants her child happy and enjoying life here on earth (we only get one here too). Take good care of yourself and your family. That would make her happier up there, knowing youre living life to the fullest. Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms in Highlands County. We wouldnt be here without you (and Dad of course) and our lives wouldnt be the same without you. (I love you Mom!) God bless each and every one. Janelle Dennison is news clerk for the News-Sun. There are no others like our mothers A Hearts Journey Janelle Dennison Jealousy is one of the s trongest emotions known t o man. It can lead to d epression, suicide, d ivorce, murder, etc. There a re two kinds of jealousy. O ne is a healthy jealousy o ver our loved ones. It b rings out our protective n ature and is justified w hen a spouse turns away f rom the marriage and g ives themselves to someo ne else. It creates a longi ng to get back what is r ightfully his or hers. It should lead to quest ioning oneself to see if we w ere responsible in any w ay for that person strayi ng. It should spur us to d evelop a plan to win the e rring spouse back. God h as this kind of jealousy o ver His people. D euteronomy 4:24 says, For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a j ealous God. When we who belong to G od, who know Him and f ellowship with Him, turn a way from Him, He gets v ery upset. If everything s eems to be going wrong i n your life check out your r elationship with God. H ave you been neglecting H im? Have you been tryi ng to manipulate Him? W hen was the last time y ou sincerely talked to H im, praised Him for His g reatness and goodness, d elighted in His blessings a nd His presence? How l ong has it been since you r ead your Bible? Is your neglect or your venture back into worldliness caused Him to be angry with you? Are you causing Him to be jealous over you because youve turned away from Him and His standards? Remember, you are the bride of Christ, the living God. There is also an illegitimate, unhealthy jealousy. This type of jealousy wants to control, dominate, and take away whatever it is that you desire from the one who has that object. This could be a person, a vehicle, a house, money, whatever object causes your envy and lust to turn to the raging fire of jealousy. This is an emotion that says I will do whatever it takes to get my way, to get what I want. Proverbs 27:4 says, Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, but who can stand before jealousy? Song of Solomon 8:6 says, Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which have a most vehement flame. If you are jealous, be sure it is the right kind. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo. com Two kinds of jealousy Second Blessings garage sale set for SaturdayAVON PARK First United Methodist Church of Avon Parks Second Blessings garage sale is from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 200 S. Lake Ave. FBC of Sebring collection for Childrens HomesSEBRING First Baptist Sebring will celebrate Mothers Day with its annual Florida Baptist Childrens Homes offering. On Sunday, May 15, Nuno Norberto, music and seniorsminister at a sister church in Kentucky, will be conducting the music program. There will be a meet-and-greet time that evening for Nuno and Sarah and son, Luca.Sparta Road Baptist plans homecomingSEBRING Friends and members (both past and present) are invited to attend Sparta Road Baptist Churchs 15th Annual Homecoming Celebration to be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 15 Dinner will immediately follow afte r morning service. The guest speaker w ill be Pastor Jay McCall. Be there for fried chicken and all th e trimmings, fellowship and many, man y memories. RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Snapshots Snapshots Continued on page 8B The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay NEWS-SUN 385-6155
Page 8BNews-SunFriday, May 6, 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 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; 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 Listen to WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday t o hear the service. Call the church office for information at 3 85-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S outh Pine St. The website is w ww.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 2 00 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association C lubhouse. Tuesday nights class will be on The F uture Revealed Whats on the R evelation time line? The Unholy T hree/The Sealed Book. Class provided f or the children. Sunday will be a special Mothers Day s ervice. Class provided for the children. Visit Grace Pointe in your living room o n ustream.tv and then enter gracepointetv i n the search box. Follow Grace Pointe on F acebook. Become a friend today.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores serm on this Mothers Day will be: The V alue of a Woman with Scripture from R omans 16:1-16. Communion is offered d uring the service weekly. The service will also include a reading b y Darlene Gardner entitled My M other; Little Heartland Singers singing a Mothers Day song; Mina West singing: My Mothers Bible; and Roland Bates s inging: Mommas Eyes. Tuesday night, the adult Bible study will be taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday nights young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly, Jon and Amanda Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. P The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Sunday School for children, youth and adults at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage (traditional) worship service and the Celebration (blended) worship service. Michelle Brewington will speak at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Nursery care is available for all morning events in the Creepy Crawly Club House. Aworship service led by Rev. Dale Schanely wikll be held at Lake Placid Health Care Center at 3:45 p.m. There will be no youth service Sunday night, but there will be Bible Fellowship in the chapel at 6 p.m. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave., overlooking Lake Clay. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Praise and Submission is from Philippians 2 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros sermon will be Jesus On The Road taken from Luke 24:13-15. Nursery is provided at all three services. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday for Mothers Day, Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on God the Fathers Day! The Scripture reading will be from I Peter 1:17-23. Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying Heavenly Worship. They will also be looking at the Scripture from Revelation 4.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Greater Works will be the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Don Davis. Scripture will be taken from John 14:1-4.The Way ChurchSEBRING Mothers are Special will be the message Sunday morning given by Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140 and th pastors cell phone is 214-6190. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 7B RELIGION Church News Associated PressOsama bin Ladens burial at sea by the U.S. go vernment has spurred worldwide debate amon g Islamic leaders and scholars: Did officials follo w Islamic tradition in handling the body before an d during burial, as they contend? Expertsresponses vary as widely as the inte rpretations among followers of any faith. Some sa w the burial as an appropriate option; others decri ed it as an unacceptable way to treat a body of a Muslim, regardless of his actions in life. Still, there are some basic customs and practic es of Islamic burial commonly followed, according to Muslim clerics The preference is always for bodies to be buried on land, but custom allows for sea burials if someone dies on a ship and there is no way to quickly get the body to land. The body must be buried within 24 hours to honor the Prophet Muhammad, and should not be cremated or embalmed. In the grave, the head should be point ed toward the holy city of Mecca in preparation f or judgment day. Before burial, the body needs to be ritual ly washed from top to bottom and dried. The proce ss is meant to honor God, or Allah. After the washing, custom calls for the bod y to be wrapped in three pieces of cloth for men, fi ve pieces for women. The funeral service at a mosque or elsewhe re should include a special burial prayer with fo ur parts to glorify God, and reading of the first cha pter of the Quran. The bottom line is we should not insult t he body of any person when he is dead, said Ahm ad Sakr, president of the Foundation of Islam ic Knowledge in Walnut, Calif. Bin Ladens burial shines light on Islamic rules
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 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? C ome 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 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail 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.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce 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.; Sunday School for all age s, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worsh ip Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Son g worship service at 10:45 a.m Loving nursery care provided eve ry Sunday morning. Youth Fellowshi p, 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 lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Associated PressDEARBORN, Mich. U .S. Muslims who felt the d ouble sting of personal sadn ess and public suspicion a fter the Sept. 11 terrorist a ttacks greeted the news of O sama bin Ladens death w ith a sense of relief Monday a s well as jubilation. His death comes at a time w hen the Muslim community h as been under considerable s crutiny and pressure, with c ongressional hearings in M arch on the radicalization o f American Muslims, cont roversy surrounding ongoing p lans to build a mosque near t he World Trade Center site a nd allegations that about 20 y oung men have traveled f rom the Minneapolis area to S omalia in recent years to j oin a terror group that the U .S. says is tied to al-Qaida. While divisions always e xist in communities as large a nd diverse as Muslims or A rabs, many said Monday t hey hoped the news of bin Ladens death would pave the way for the kind of unity in their community and with other Americans rarely seen since the 9/11 attacks and subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I believe this is an important milestone in bringing closure to the deep wound that 9/11 created in America and our community in lower Manhattan, said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who had been working to build an Islamic community center near ground zero before a rift with developers. In Dearborn, where at least one-third of the population can trace its roots to the Middle East, about 20 men of Arab descent gathered very early Monday at a spontaneous rally outside the city hall. They waved American flags, chanted U-S-A!, U-SA! and whooped joyously at passing vehicles. This is a special day for us, to show Americans we are celebrating, we are united, said Ahmed Albedairy, 35, of Dearborn, who came to the U.S. from Iraq in 1996. We celebrate because of the death of the evil Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces. Many Muslims stressed that bin Laden wasnt a true follower of their faith, and Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, said he hoped the communitys response to his death would help disassociate him from Islam. Abdisalam Adam, board chairman for the Minneapolis-based Islamic Civic Society of America, was among Muslims in Minnesota who said he felt some relief at the news of bin Ladens death. He said the past 10 years have been difficult for Muslims, who feel they always need to explain they are not associated with bin Laden, and they are not terrorists. Several Pakistani immigrants said they thought U.S. leaders made a mistake with the announcement that bin Laden had been buried at sea because people might not believe he was dead. When Saddam Hussein was killed it was a big relief, said Tariq Hamid, who has lived in New York for 40 years and owns a restaurant there with his brother. You saw his face, you saw his pictures and you saw everything. But now that the No. 1 terrorist in the world, where t he whole world wanted to s ee how hes dead and there s nothing. Tamara Halees, 27, wh o manages Assayad, a Midd le Eastern restaurant in Dearborn, said she believ es bin Ladens death has provi ded a chance for people to come together. As an American Muslim his death is exciting to u s. This is also a chance for pe ople who are non-Arab or h ad a different view of Americ an Muslins to see that were as happy as they are, Hale es said. Because thats not wh at we support. Our religion as true Muslims doesnt suppo rt any violence like that. Mohamed Kobeissi, 5 4, manager of the Arabica Ca f in nearby Dearborn, said he was looking forward to fre sh start after bin Ladens death Sept. 11 brought misery to our life in the U.S. ... we ve been under attack for so long, he said. RELIGION United States Muslims express relief after bin Ladens death MCT Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini, founder and director of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County in Costa Mesa, Calif., says that he hopes the elimination of Osama bin Laden clears the way for Muslims to regain control of the global narrative on Islam.
Metro ServicesPet parents may resign t hemselves to the fact that h ardwood floors arent pract ical. But that doesnt have to b e the case. Its possible to h ave and maintain hardwood f loors and still enable p ooches to enjoy rooms with w ood floors. Keep dogsnails t rimmed short so that they do n ot scratch or scuff wood f loors. Dogs that tend to grow l ong fur between the pads of t heir feet may need to have t hat fur trimmed as short as p ossible. This will help i mprove the traction the dog will have when walking on the wood floors. If dog bowls are kept on the floor, use a mat that will protect against spills, drips and slobber. Something that will not allow moisture to bleed through onto the floor is ideal, as is a mat that will contain spills. Place runners in hightraffic areas so that the dogs have an easier time of walking from room to room. Clean the bottom of paws when the dog comes inside from the yard so that dirt wont mar or ruin the floors. Choose distressed-looking floors, so if scratches resulting from dogsnails do occur, it will blend in with the flooring and not stick out like a sore thumb. Ask to have a thick layer of clear-coating applied to the floors to further protect them. Do not encourage doggie horseplay on the wood floors, even if it is humorous watching the pooch slide around and try to get footing. Consider a floor wax product to improve a dogs traction on the floors and reduce their propensity to claw-in to get a good grip. Metro ServicesIndividuals often view their pets as extended members of the family. People want to bring their pets along on vacations or while traveling to visit family and friends. Until recently, it was more difficult to travel with dogs and cats. But as more and more hotel chains recognize the strong connection between people and pets, those chains are growing increasingly flexible in hosting four-legged guests. For those who will be traveling with pets, there is a right and wrong way to do so. Having a plan of action is essential to safeguard the safety and comfort of all involved. Follow these tips to ensure everyone enjoys their R&R as much as possible. Establish the travel method and route in advance. Go online or scour travel maps to determine the best route to your destination. Depending on the length of travel, layovers may be needed to sleep, refuel and simply stretch the legs. Determine which areas will be safe for walking a dog roadside, and look for rest stops with areas to exercise pets. Experimenting with different routes virtually also enables travelers to choose the most direct, most scenic or another route that fits with their travel plans. Some GPS devices can also alert to lodging and traffic conditions. Stock up on supplies. Much as parents would bring along essentials while traveling with children, the same concept should be applied when traveling with a pet. Be sure to pack food, treats, toys, bedding, and any of the other creature comforts from home. It also may be a good idea to bring along a recent copy of the pets immunization records to ensure that he or she is up to date on all shots. Bringing records can also serve as a safeguard if the pet needs to be seen by a veterinarian while away from home. Purchase bottled water. While on the road, take the time to give pets the opportunity to drink water to stay hydrated. Keep in mind that once a pet grows acclimated to a certain type of water at home, a change in that water may cause temporary digestive upset. To avoid accidents or discomfort, travelers may want to bring water from home or purchase bottled water. Contact pet-friendly hotels. Many hotels allow guests to bring along a pet, provided a security deposit is given. Some may have requirements, such as the dog must be caged at night or when left alone in the room. Some pet-friendly hotels can also recommend restaurants that allow leashed dogs. Travel safely. When a cat or dog is riding along in a car, it is always best to have the pet restrained. This protects the animal in the event of an accident and also protects the other occupants of the car from injury. Pet seatbelts or harnesses can be used. For motorists with SUVs there are pet gates that can be installed to keep the animal secure in the back part of the vehicle. Traveling with pets can be an enjoyable experience if proper precautions and planning go into the trip. Be sure to heed the requirements of the establishment where the family will be residing, and inquire as to the pet laws of cities, towns and provinces to act in a responsible manner when out exploring. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011www.newssun.com Metro ServicesHigh cholesterol is c ommonly considered a p roblem that only affects a nimals of the human pers uasion. However, high c holesterol levels can also c ompromise the cardiov ascular health of pets as w ell. Hyperlipidermia, or h igh cholesterol, is excess ive amounts of fat or f atty substances present in t he bloodstream. C holesterol is a waxy s ubstance that is produced i n the liver in order to d igest fats from ones d iet. Cholesterol is carr ied through the blood to v arious organs through l arge molecules called l ipoproteins. There are d ifferent types of lipoprot eins, each responsible for d ifferent tasks. Just as with people, diet a nd heredity can play a r ole in a pets cholesterol l evels. Dogs and cats can have h igh levels of cholesterol i n their bloodstream, leve ls that negatively impact h ealth. Other factors that may i ncrease cholesterol i nclude hyperthyroidism, k idney disease, obesity, i nflammation of the panc reas, and diabetes. Veterinarians will cond uct tests to determine if a pets cholesterol levels a re too high. These tests m ay include a complete b lood count (CBC), c hemical blood profile, u rinalysis, and a serum s ample for biochemical a nalysis. Bloodwork is usually d one after a fast, and for e ase on the pet owner, a d og or cat may be hospit alized in order to comp lete testing. The veterinarian may p rescribe a low-fat diet in o rder to bring cholesterol l evels in check. If this is not effective, m edication or other therap ies may be employed to l ower cholesterol levels. P ets may have to undergo r outine testing to check f or cholesterol and t riglyceride levels in the f uture. Much in the same way a person may make an e ffort to prevent cholest erol from being a probl em, owners can alter the l ifestyle of their dogs and c ats. Metro ServicesThe home aquarium enthusiast hopes his or her fish tank is one that enables marine life to happily grow inside of its confined perimeters. An aquarium that is relatively self-sufficient, requiring only routine cleaning and feeding, is often the goal. With this in mind, many enthusiasts set to recreate the natural ecosystem that would be present in the wild, including predators, prey and scavengers to keep the tank in top form. Asnail is a creature that naturally scours the tank and often fish tank lovers introduce them to the tank with mixed results. Snails are mollusks, meaning they have a soft body and a protective shell. There are more than 80,000 known varieties of snails, many of which are marine animals. Most marine snails are scavengers that feed on decaying plants, dead fish and algae. Some are carnivorous and look to feed on other creatures like themselves. Because they are known to scour the tank, snails can be beneficial to the aquarium environment. But snails have earned a bad reputation in aquarium circles. Thats because, if left unchecked, snails can proliferate quickly and become a tank nuisance. Snails prefer alkaline water, which keeps their shell strong and healthy. An alkaline tank may contribute to snail reproduction. Aquatic snails have both hermaphroditic (both sexual organs on one snail) and heterosexual reproduction. Most snails lay eggs. However, a notable exception to this is the Malaysi an Trumpet Snail, which is a live-bearer. With the rig ht conditions in the tan k, snails can bloom ve ry quickly, which is often wh y they get a bad rap. Snails tend to feed o n decaying plant matte r, excess food and even som e dead fish, traits that can be beneficial in the tank to an extent. Individuals wh o over-feed their fish an d have excess flakes lyin g around the tank could s ee their snail populatio n explode. Feeding fish on ly what they can eat in 5 mi nutes tends to reduce foo d waste and snail overpopul ation. Snail predators in t he tank can also keep snails in check. There are some fi sh that feed on snails, such as the Clown Loach an d Pufferfish. For those who feel th at snails have gotten out of control, there are som e ways to remove snails fro m the tank. Pet stores se ll chemical products that c an kill off the snails. The tro uble is they also may get r id of beneficial bacteria in t he tank or harm other fish as well. Aquarium snails can be a beneficial addition to a home aquarium when t he snail population is careful ly monitored. Otherwis e, snails can get out of contr ol and overrun the tank qui te easily. PETS Metro Services Safe traveling with pets means keeping them properly restrained while in the car. Travel with your pet the smart way Snails are fish tank friends and foes Met ro Cholestorol is bad for your pet, too Tips to dog-proof your hardwood floors Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 6, 2011Page 11B DearAbby: My husband, James, constantly tells me he loves me, but I dont think I love him. Im sure most women would love having a man tell them he loves them all the time, but it drives me up a wall. If I walk into a room, James says he loves me. If I leave the room, he says it again. The words have lost their meaning for me, but if I dont respond in kind, James thinks Im mad at him. I am emotionally exhausted from having to constantly reassure him. If I try to discuss anything serious, he cries, and that just turns my stomach. Im not an uncaring, unfeeling person. Im very emotional, but when a man cries it makes me uncomfortable. Please dont suggest counseling. James is a pastor who would want to go to a Christian counselor. That makes me uneasy because he knows all the ones around here. We dont have much money and no insurance. If I ask for a divorce, it will end his career. Divorce is not an option for many people, but I dont want to wake up one morning and realize I have lived my entire life putting myself second. Abby, when is it OK to say this isnt working? Miserable in the Midwest DearMiserable: Say it now, while there may still be a chance to save your marriage. It is crucial that you find the money you need for nondenominational couples therapy with a licensed professional. Your husband needs to overcome insecurities that may stem from the fact that he feels you becoming increasingly distant, or that may have originated in his youth. And you need to control the impulse to shut down when your husband expresses emotions that make you uncomfortable. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Understanding and accepting what the weaknesses are can be powerful tools in overcoming each others shortcomings. Whether your marriage can be resuscitated (or not) will depend upon whether the two of you are capable of working this through. I wish you luck, because of how much each of you ha s to lose if it fails. DearAbby: Awoman with whom I have become good friends over the past year lost a son 10 years ago, and is estranged from her adult daughter. I woul d like to acknowledge her in some way on Mothers Da y because I dont think her daughter will. Would it be appropriate to send her a card and/or flowers? Kathy in Wiscons in DearKathy: Unless your friend is an older mentor, I would refrain from sending a card with a Mothers Day motif. But a card telling her youre thinking of her or wha t a valued friend she is might be nice. Or a phone call. Ditto with the flower s. DearAbby: I am an over-50 cougar who has a boyfriend whos not happy with my looks. He loves all the other aspects of our relationship, but he wants me thinner and pret tier. Ill never look 30 again. What do you think I should do? Barb in Ren o DearBarb: Change boyfriends. If yours doesn t like you the way you are, face it your romance is on the downhill slide. Of course youll never look 3 0 again. But whats importa nt is how you feel about you rself. My answer might be di fferent had you said YOU wanted to be thinner because YOU thought it would make you more attractive. Please give this some serious thought whi le you still have a healthy level of self-esteem because the longer youre with this man, the more it will be eroded. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Dear Abby Mans need for reassurance is driving wife away By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterThe Norse gods are off to a decent, t hough not divine, start in Thor, the l atest movie in Marvel Comicsbigs creen expansion of its superhero pant heon. Held to a more brisk running time t han some superhero epics that swell to E lizabethan stage proportions, Thor n evertheless manages to cram in a lot o f Shakespearean intrigue. Director Kenneth Branagh, whose b ig-screen Shakespeare adaptations i nclude Hamlet and Henry V, pits f ather against son and brother against b rother, with loads of palatial pride, e nvy, rivalry and resentment driving t he action. The human part of the equation often i s where Thor comes up short, as in t he puny humans of whom the god, p layed by statuesque Australian actor C hris Hemsworth, supposedly becomes s o fond. Fresh off her Academy Award win f or Black Swan, Natalie Portman as T hors mortal love interest is a surprisi ngly insubstantial presence. We have t o be told by a colleague that Portmans J ane Foster is a master physicist, but t heres little in the actressdemeanor to m ake you believe it. Thor is the god who fell to Earth, but w hy he wants to stay among these little E arthlings never feels genuine, given t he far cooler place he calls home. That place is Asgard, the dwelling of s uperpowered beings who, in Marvels r eworking of mythology, became o bjects of worship among the ancient N orsemen. Hemsworths Thor is in line to inheri t the throne from his father, Odin ( Anthony Hopkins), over his scheming b rother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). But a fter Thor defies his dad and leads a m ission of revenge against old enemies o n the ice planet Jotunheim, Odin strips h is cocky son of his power and his m ighty hammer, banishing him to Earth t o learn some humility. In the New Mexico desert, Thor falls i n with scientist Jane, her mentor ( Stellan Skarsgard) and their wisec racking assistant (Kat Dennings, who k eeps the movie lively with her comic t iming and delivery). The Asgard sets are impressive, but w hile the celestial setting of this heave nly dominion gleams, it often looks f ake, even cartoonish. Harry Potter a nd The Lord of the Rings have pres ented much better fantasy lands. The action sequences also are mudd led at times, though an armored guy s mashing things with a giant hammer c ertainly is a fresh take on superhero v iolence. The plot credited to three screenw riters and two story developers, a mong them Marvel Comics scribe J. M ichael Straczynski is a bit unfoc used, since it not only has to relate Thors journey but also help set up next years superhero ensemble tale The Avengers. That film will team Thor with Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man, Mark Ruffalos Incredible Hulk, Chris EvansCaptain America and other Marvel heroes. The bridge in Thor is Clark Gregg, reprising his Iron Man role as Agent Coulson, an operative for SHIELD, the outfit that assembles the superhero dream team (stick through the Thor end-credits for a teaser featuring a prominent member of The Avengers cast). While Jane, Coulson and the other humans gradually learn who Thor is and what hes capable of, battles rage on among the Asgardians (Ray Stevenson as one of Thors raucous comrades and Idris Elba as the realms vigilant gatekeeper are standouts) and the frost giants of Jotunheim (with Colm Feore as their coolly menacing leader). Its a lot to pack into one movie, particularly when the battle expands to Earth, where an Asgard weapon is unleashed. The story flits fickly back and forth, but Hemsworth has true star power, a regal presence that helps keep the disparate elements stitched together. Hes also quite funny, tossing off imperious quips with charm and roguish slyness. And there are beefcake moments where his rippling musculature puts the bare-chested wolf pack of the Twilight flicks to shame. Born to superhuman power, Thor can naturally do things that Downeys guy in a metal suit or Evanssoldier on super-steroids could only dream of. So itll be interesting to see how Marvel overseers and Avengers director Joss Whedon handle the division of labor among the superhero squad. Thor certainly does humble down to a more collegial attitude in his debut run, but The Avengers should make for some engaging alpha-male, or alpha-Marvel, dynamics. Thor rumbles, but never quite roars Marvel Studios/MCT Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor. Movie Review Thor Rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence) Running time: 113 minutes Review: (of 4) DIVERSIONS Associated PressREDMOND, Wash. N intendo is dropping the p rice of its Wii game system b y $50 to $150 and introduci ng a new line of cheaper Wii g ames. Starting May 15, the newly p riced Wii system will come i n either black or white with a Mario Kart Wii game and a Wii Wheel accessory, r eplacing the previously i ncluded Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games. The price cut the second o ne since the Wii launched f or $250 in 2006 comes l ess than a month after the J apanese company announced the console will have a successor next year. Nintendo Co. said in late April it will show off a playable model of the new system at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which runs June 7-9 in Los Angeles. The company said Wednesday that the Nintendo Selects collection of games will come with a suggested retail price of $20. The four games include The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports. Its the first time Wii Sports will be sold separately rather than packaged with the Wii. The Wii redefined gaming when it launched nearly five years ago, expanding video game audience by offering intuitive motion controllers instead of complex buttons. But the Wii isnt as technologically powerful as its counterparts from Sony and Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Unlike those two, it doesnt offer high-definition images. Nintendo has not given details on the capabilities of the new console. Nintendo cuts Wii price by $50, offers cheaper set of games The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, May 6, 2011 BYBRIDGETTEA. LACYMcClatchy Newspapersts time for spring cleaning your chance to straighten up, put away and get rid of the stuff thats lying around your house. But the thought of decluttering closets, attics, garages, and every nook and cranny may have you feeling a bit overwhelmed. You are not alone. Life these days is just very frenzied, says professional organizer Kerry Crocker, of Chapel Hill, N.C. We all want to pack so much in, to get the most out of life. But it isnt working. We need to simplify our lives in order to manage them and enjoy them more. Still, the ability to organize is attainable. Think baby steps, people. I think slow and steady usually wins the race when organizing, says Crocker, who is a member of the National Association of Professional OrganizersNorth Carolina chapter and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. People want to dive in and do the whole house all at once, but thats not realistic. If you can define the goals so that you have the light at the end of the tunnel when you start, then it makes it more realistic. Its the persistence, doing a little bit on a regular basis that gets the job done. Its true whether you are trying to get organized and put a system in place or in maintenance, where you have a system already in place. Here we take our own baby steps (with Crockers help) to declutter and organize a kitchen junk drawer, a bathroom vanity drawer and a workbench three problem areas found in most busy households. Perhaps you will feel inspired to pick up that trash bag and get back to work. BEFOREThe kitchen junk drawer often becomes the home for grocery receipts, recipes, instruction manuals for appliances, office supplies and just about anything else. This drawer has stuff just thrown in it. The user wanted a drawer that was functional, so that she could find what shes looking for without having to rifle through everything. PAILIN WEDEL/MCCLATCHYNEWSPAPERS BEFOREThis homeowner was tired of the messy bathroom drawer she shares with her husband. It had become the place to throw in just about everything, from razors to floss to prescription drugs, makeup and glue. BEFOREThe owner of this garage has three children under the age of 6, so his time is limited when he comes home from work. He has gotten into the habit of exiting his truck and leaving random items on the workbench instead of putting them in their proper place in the house. His workbench has become a depository of stuff including childrens toys, fishing lures, hunting gear, photographs, instruction manuals and household tools. THE SOLUTION Clear out the area, sorting items into categories in this case, fishing, hunting, lawn care, household items and childrens toys. (Potentially hazardous chemicals are placed on high shelves.) Put recyclables together. Store large items that are not used as often elsewhere. Discard trash. Re-organize sorted things into more specific categories. Here, items are grouped based on type and then placed in containers. Quill long extension cords. Put power tools together. Give items new homes. The owner had an old dresser in his garage that was not being used. It now houses ammunition (guns are stored and locked elsewhere), lure boxes, gun cleaning kits and game calls.ORGANIZING TIP Rome wasnt built in a day. If one pile is too huge to tackle, save it for later. The owner didnt have time to go through all the fishing supplies so he put them in a container to go through later. PAILIN WEDEL/MCCLATCHYNEWSPAPERSMIKE ZLOTNICKI/MCCLATCHYNEWSPAPERS THE SOLUTION Pull everything out of the drawer. Sort like items into piles. Identify items that can be thrown away such as decorative bags that have browned and old grocery receipts. Trash them. If an item fits better in another place in the house, put it there. (For example, the spare Christmas tree lights in the drawer could be stored with holiday decorations.) Measure the drawer. Before heading out to pick up containers for the drawer, look at the items you want to store in the drawer to determine what your storage needs. After buying what you need, implement the new system.ORGANIZING TIPS When searching for organizing supplies, look for storage accessories for the kitchen as well as for the closet. Storage items can vary in dimensions and one style may be more practical or prettier for your specific storage needs than another. As you put items in their new homes, play around with the placement, making sure it functions with your daily routine.THE SOLUTION Separate everyday items from rarely used ones. Sort. Check expiration dates on medications. Discard those that have expired. Assess what type of compartment or containers are needed for the drawer. Acommon mistake, says professional organizer Kerry Crocker, is buying storage supplies before really looking at what is in a drawer. Measure the drawer before purchasing containers. Make sure to measure length, width and depth. Buy containers. Place items base d on what fits best in a particular compartment or container.ORGANIZING TIP The bigger the drawer, the bigger the items. Small items should go in shallow drawers. Larger items, such as blow dryers and curling irons, go in bigger drawers. Label each section of the drawer, identifying what belongs where. It is particularly a good idea if you share a drawer with someone else. Oversized prescription bottles were replaced with smaller containers that can be refilled. (Keep the original bottle in a cabinet or elsewhere out of sight.) Like items are grouped together in one compartment. Smaller like items are put in small compartments. Aspace was made for the husbands items. Groups packets of floral preservatives, spare key rings, and more pens go together. Appliance manuals as well as old and new recipes take up a space. Notepads and paper are neat and ready for jotting down ideas and numbers. Rarely used hand tools and duplicate items go inside the toolbox not on top. Ashelf on the board holds oils, lubricants, paints and items that can be dangerous to children. The unused pegboard gets hooks to hang frequently used items. Place things like clocks and thermometers up high in clear view. Arecycling box is placed nearby for cans and bottles. Power tools and bulky items are placed on the bottom shelf. Scrap wood is out of the way under the workbench. Tools that come in handy are now easily accessible in a two-tiered sliding compartment. Underneath, store items not used on a regular basis.