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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, May 11-12, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 55 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 91 71Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny with a T-storm in the P.M. Forecast Question: Will the death of Osama bin Laden help President Obama get re-elected? Next question: Does Newt Gingrich have a good chance of being the Republican nominee for president? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Inside Obituaries Rose Ann Frood Age 69, of A von Park Donald R. Hansen Age 90, of Sebring James Lee Malkausky Age 69, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 34.4% No 65.6% Total votes: 151 Celebrations 7B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Cryptogram 11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Outdoors 10B Sports On TV 2B Women Today 9B Index PAGE12B News-Sun staffSEBRING A22-year-o ld woman was arrested Frid ay evening after she alleged ly took her two small childr en along with her when she we nt to buy drugs. According to an arre st report, Shauna Nicole Ri ch of Sebring was spotted in t he area of Garrett Road an d Alabama Avenue in Avo n Park in her 1994 gold Satur n. That area is a well doc umented high crime/dru g area, the report said. Rich was observed makin g a brief encounter with a m an who approached her vehicl e. After the encounter, Ri ch drove out of the area, an d was later stopped at the inte rsection of Sebring Parkw ay and Ridgewood Drive. Wh en Deputy Richard Kilborn I II approached the vehicle, he reported, Rich was holding a small green bag of marijua na in her left hand. She w as placed under arrest. Kilborn also reported th at two children, ages 1 year an d 1 month, were also in the ca r. Rich was charged wi th child neglect, possession of marijuana with intent to se ll or deliver, possession of dru g equipment and violation of probation.Pair of shooting suspects locatedAVON PARK Am an wanted for attempted murd er was located in Avon Pa rk Sunday. According to an Avon Pa rk police report, a phoned in t ip Cops say woman took kids with her to buy marijuana Calling it a careerHoppy Rewis steps down as SHSbaseball coach SPORTS, 1BDon Hansen diesSportsman, environmental activist founded Sebring youth football PAGE5A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Avon Park residents (from left) Tonya Marshall, Debbie Johnson, Beth Helms protest the suspension of Avon Park Police Chief Michael Rowan outside the city council chambers on Monday. By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK On the same night that the city council passed a resolution supporting National Police Week, honoring officers, several citizens stood outside council chambers Monday in a rally to have Police Chief Michael J. Rowan reinstated to active duty. During the same time as the rally, city council held an unannounced meeting. Asmall crowd of about 15 members of the community carried signs stating that they wanted Rowan returned as police chief. I dont understand why they have not given him his job back, said rally attendee Jack Agard. He has done nothing wrong, and we want him reinstated, Agard said. We want Julian (Deleon) terminated and Rowan returned to his job, said activist Patricia Austin. When asked why she wanted Deleon terminated, Austin replied, For the same reasons they are keeping Rowan from his job. No reason at all. They could find no reason to terminate Rowan, so we dont have to give any reason to terminate Julian. Makes perfect sense doesnt it? They have no reason to let Chief Rowan go, said Debbie Johnson. I Protesters chant while AP council prays Council holds suprise prayer meeting before Mondays regular agendaMoving forwardCouncil takes steps toward new city manager and pair of annexations News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Newly crowned Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, Brittany Gates, shares her moment with her mother Stephanie. Gates beat out 14 other contestants and was awarded the 2011 title Saturday evening. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Brittany Gates, was crowned Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Saturday evening, while Kaitlyn McNeil took home the Junior Miss honors in front of a large crowd at the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts. It was the 25th anniversary for the pageant. Gates is an active member of her school community. Aparticipating member of Future Farmers of America, the APHS softball and swim teams, Gates (as well as each of the other contestants) maintains Gates new Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce McNeil named Junior Miss See MISS, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING The lack of pedestrian traffic signals at the intersection of Kenilworth Boulevard and Sebring Parkway was of particular concern when members of the School Board of Highlands County and the Board of County Commissioners met Monday night because so many students at Sebring High School walk or ride bicycles through it every day, often several times in the course of a day. The board was also concerned about traffic near Sebring Middle School and Woodlawn Elementary School, both of which have students crossing Sebring Parkway on a daily basis. For these reasons, the school board had written the county asking for a school speed limit zones on the Parkway. Ramon Gavarrete, the countys engineer, reported the results of meetings held between the school district and county staff on the subject. He and county staff agreed that a speed zone from Josephine Street to just north of Commerce Avenue was warranted. Gavarrete also recomBoards focus on student safety See COUNCIL, page 8A See PAIR, page 6A See BOARDS, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING With members of the School Board of Highlands County and the County Board of Commissioners meeting in joint formal session Monday night, Joe Campbell, supervisor of elections, was asked to give a report on the progress of the redistricting process, which occurs every 10 years with the new census. When I was asked to bring you up to date, Campbell told the boards, I was asked to keep it short. Heres very short nothing is happening yet. Campbell reminded the county commission that it is the government body charged with local redistricting. He added that all residents counted in the redistricting process, not just registered voters. There are certain things the county commission will not be allowed to do while redistric ting. Incumbents and cand idates who have formally fil ed cannot be shifted into new di stricts. That would lead direct ly to a lawsuit, Campbell warne d. Subdivisions should be ke pt whole, and district lines shou ld not cross a city boundary. Commission chairperso n Barbara Stewart asked if school board districts mirror ed the county and state districts They do, said Campbe ll, but they dont have to, as it stands now. Voters vote acro ss district lines county-wide. If we ever shift to a single di strict representative system in the future, it would nice. Stewart told Campbell t he work should be done as quic kly as possible because som e people are already declar ed candidates and have file d. Campbell agreed. No work done on redistricting yet Worried about traffic patterns around schools APRelay for Life picsPAGE6A
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFELY email@example.comSEBRING Tracee Smoak, a former fourth grade teacher in Highlands County, spoke to the honor students of this years graduating classes Saturday night. She spoke with power, from personal experience. She began by taking her audience to the side of her pool where, dressed for a meeting, her son Landon drenched her with a soaker gun. Plan A going to the meeting had suddenly changed. Going to a Plan B, she grabbed her son, who was also dressed, and jumped into the pool with him, creating lemonade from the small lemon. But life doesnt just send small lemons, she added. Life delivers large and bitter lemons too. Things happen that ruin life time Plan As, she said, forcing people to find Plan Bs. Smoak explained how she and Mason Smoak had been best friends most of their lives, how she followed him to the University of Florida, and how they married while in school something she didnt particularly recommend, but that in their case worked. She described how she and Mason came back to Lake Placid, settled into their lives, had three wonderful children, and a Plan A for their future. Then, three years ago, she said she received a phone call. My husband, my lifelong partner, had been killed in a plane crash. The audience, which had been respectful and attentive, grew stone quiet as if as a body people held their breath while joining Smoak in the painful memory. I had known together (Mason and I) could get through anything, she said, but suddenly it was just me, with three babies. Plan B had come along. Life is all about Plan B, she said. Sometimes its a soaker gun, sometimes a tsunami where you cant tell up from down. She warned how easy it is to get stuck, thinking life is unfair, that weve been wronged. She reminded everyone, however, that there is an alternative to self-pity or quitting. Look ahead, Smoak said, What are the opportunities going to be? She talked of seeing a powerful old oak tree that had been knocked over by a storm. The trunk lay on the ground, half its roots exposed to the air and dead. But, she emphasized, the other half of the roots were still alive in the ground, and shoots where rising straight up from the tree. It had a new purpose, she said, it was now an easy place for children to climb. Would she change things back to the way they were, she asked. Of course. But, of course she cant. Plan Bs give us a chance to shine, she said, They give us new opportunities and help us set new goals. She told the young people, and their parents, to be ready for Plan Bs that they might even be more rewarding than ones original life plan. You have already accomplished so much, she told the honor students. You are the cream of the crop. There will be tough knocks ahead, but you are grounded. Remember that you have already succeeded, she said, expressing her faith in their ability. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com May 7 242543464853x:4Next jackpot $25 millionMay 4 61322273750x:3 April 30 141628374551x:4 May 9 919303236 May 8 917293134 May 7 315183134 May 6 5892234 May 9 (n) 2027 May 9 (d) 6313 May 8 (n) 1052 May 8 (d) 6287 May 9(n) 29 0 May 9 (d) 14 9 May 8 (n) 90 5 May 8(d) 29 9 May 6 22131413 May 3 718364119 April 29 3419215 April 26 151943441 May 7 211274755 PB: 15 PP: 4Next jackpot $65 millionMay 4 315272941 PB: 24 PP: 4April 30 613153241 PB: 3 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 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Families fill the Smith Center at Sebring High School to congratulate their very successful children, now becoming adults. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring High School 2011s graduating honor students take part in Scholarship Recognition Saturday night. The annual event for all three high schools was celebrated for the 48th time this year. Countys graduating honor students learn about Plan Bs 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.On Feb. 24, Stephen James Sarnocinski, 26, of Delray Beach, was arrested in Highlands County on two out-of-county warrants reference trespass after warning and disorderly conduct/breach peace. Those charges were abated, according to court documents recorded April 29, following Sarnocinskis death on March 14.The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, May 9: Robert Umberto Clint, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged burglary of a dwelling; and larceny or grand theft of a dwelling. Donovan Paul Darroh, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged for possession of controlled substances; and domestic violence by strangulation. Juan Macias Gonzalez, 50, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, along with personal/property damage. Christopher Shane Hartbarger, 29, of Bartow, was charged for possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Ronald Leslie Hope, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia Christopher Michael Moye,30, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Norma Jean Rogers, 26, Sebring, was charged for fraud, insufficient funds. Felix Diaz Santiago, 41, of Orlando, was charged for lewd and mascivious acts on victim 12-16 years old. Stephen Craig Sholtz, 39, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Kristin Marie Vesterman, 22, of Sebring, was charged for failing to make prepayment plan for trespassing structure or conveyance. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, May 8: Matthew Anthony Anderson, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Paul Thomas Anderson, 46, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Keila Diaz-Diaz, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike.. Lashawn Jenise Dorval, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery; and aggravated battery, person using deadly weapon Kenneth Alfonso Hawthorne, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with robbery, no gun. Byrone Jermaine Jones, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Altus Jermar Lee, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possesPOLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Historical Society invites the public to the centennial celebration of the city. The Early Settlers Centennial Celebration will be kick of Saturday at DeVane Park at 11 a.m. The DeVane Park dedication will lead way to the teaming up of the Historical Society with the Lake Placid Mural Society. The two organizations are planning the centennial celebration that will be held on May 21. During the celebration the earliest settlers that too k root in Lake Placid will be honored. The families w ill be recognized as being t he early homesteaders in t he area. The families w ill spend the day displayin g family heirlooms and mem ories with the public. Guests will also enjoy a trip back through the ag es with an old fashioned i ce cream social at the La ke Placid Masonic Lod ge located on Park Ave. begi nning at 2 p.m. For more informatio n regarding the Centenni al Celebration contact t he Depot Museum at 46 51771. Lake Placid gears up for Early Settlers Centennial COMMUNITYBRIEFS Follow the NewsSun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Poker Run benefits motorcycle crash victimSEBRING Abenefit Poker Run will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday for Nancy Lare. Lare was hurt in a crash at last months Bike Fest in Leesburg. Sundays event will begin at Carli Lynns, 9119 U.S. 27 South. There will be live music, an auction, free vendor spaces and barbecue. Call (954) 396-9383 or 441-3939.Rose bush dedicated to law enforcement officersLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club will hold a ceremony near the flag pole at the corner of Main Avenue and Interlake Boulevard at 2 p.m. Thursday to dedicate a rose bush to all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Representives from local law enforcement agencies have been invited to attend. Marsha Browning, president of the Lake Placid Garden Club, chose this as one of her presidents projects. The public is invited. VFW groups meetAVON PARK Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 Ladies Auxiliar y will meet at 3:30 p.m. today, followed by the Mens Auxiliary at 6 p.m. and a Post meeting at 7 p.m. Call 452-9853.Luepschen speaks at Lunch Club WednesdaySEBRING Lunch Clu b Wednesday Rise and Shine speaker and member Dr. Olga Luepschen, podiatrist of Gentle Foot Care, will enlighten members and guests today with ways to have and enjoy Healthy Gorgeous Feet. Lunch Club Wednesday continues to be a ladies networking club and meet s the second Wednesday every month at the Sebrin g Elks Lodge. The club is f or women of all ages, career or career retired with doo rs opening at 11:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. There are no club dues, but everyone is expected to purchase a lunch ticket fo r $10. Contact Diana Albritton, LCWfounder, at www.lunchclubwednesday.com or 381-8170.African Violet Society meets ThursdayAVON PARK The Heartland African Violet Continued on page 5A
m ended installing high-visib ility crosswalks at the dang erous intersections, with no turn on red signals. We can see the need for n o turn on red (signals), G avarrete said, although we d o have concerns about cong estion. The signals will be prog rammed to only activate d uring school hours. Our concern was the peak t imes, said J. Ned Hancock, a member of the school board a nd its representative during t he traffic negotiations. Sebring High School has i ts own unique problem. T raffic entering the school at d rop-off and pick-up times o ften backs up on Kenilworth B oulevard to the Sebring P arkway. The high school is encoura ging parents to pull into e mpty parking spaces while w aiting for student release, t he boards were told, but t here was still a major probl em, especially for vehicles e ntering Kenilworth from the s chools parking lot. Gavarrete recommended m odifying the high schools m ain entrance, creating two m ore lanes. This way there w ill be two lanes in and two l anes out. The outbound l anes will be dedicated to r ight or left turn only. Finally, a sidewalk was r ecommended for the north s ide of Kenilworth, from the h igh school to Thurston A venue. The school board w ould be responsible for the e asement. Costs will be kept down, G avarrete reported, if the w ork is done in-house, which i s possible. Only the sidew alk would be contracted out. The cost of all the changes combined was quoted at $115,395. That money will come from the Parkway Phase II budget. The county commission voted in favor of the changes and the method of payment. Work will begin during the summer to keep school disruption to a minimum. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 3A Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Bo Birt (left), director of finances for the school district and Rodney Hollinger, deputy superintendent, listen as traffic problems at Sebring High School are discussed at a SBHC/BCC joint meeting Monday night. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Members of the H ighlands County Commission and t he School Board of Highlands C ounty discussed options to the h igh cost of health insurance M onday night. Gerald Secory, the countys a dministrative services director, r eported on a proposed Employee H ealth Care Center and presented a s elf-funded illustrative proposal. This new idea, Secory said, is a lready in use in some counties and s chool districts. The idea is to crea te an in-house medical system t hat members in this case public s ervice employees would use i nstead of going through the local m edical system. By joining forces, the county, the school board, the sheriffs office and the municipalities, Secory said, could save substantial sums of money, even if more than one clinic had to be created to serve all users. Traditional insurance plans continue to raise premiums, Secory said, and deductibles and co-payments. He spoke of the four existing insurance plans the county holds, each of which faces a minimum 6 percent increase in 2012. That difference, more than $276,000 higher than today, would be absorbed by the employees. According to Secory, going to the new health care model will save the county more than $800,000. Members of both boards showed substantial skepticism. School board member Andy Tuck, for example, wanted to know what kind of hours a clinic would have. He was told that in the proposed configuration, a clinic would be open 32 hours a week, but that the hours would be flexible to cover different periods of the day. Commissioner Jack Richie had similar worries. My kids never got sick on schedule, he said. The biggest concern, however, regarded the unintended consequences to the countys existing medical system, especially if the proposed clinic bid was won by an outside provider. Commission chair Barbara Stewart repeatedly expressed worry that local doctors would be affected. The county has such a large number of Medicaid and Medicare patients, she said, she is concerned that pulling the public service employees out of the system could have a direct and drastic financial impact on doctors. She was absolutely opposed to going any further without consulting the medical community. As proof of Stewarts concern, both local hospital presidents were present for the discussion. Robert Mahaffey of Highlands Regional Medical Center and Tim Cook of Florida Hospital Heartland Division, were asked for their opinions. Neither man was dead set against the idea. In fact, both saw possib le benefits to the community and bo th wanted to be a part of the discu ssions and thought they could be pa rt of a solution. They counseled a careful and thorough approach. The county, school board an d sheriffs office all have insuran ce committees, as do the municipa lities. These committees will conti nue to explore the advantages an d disadvantages of creating an in house medical system. Before a decision can be mad e, data regarding clinic needs have to be collected and studied, such as how many square feet of space w ill be needed, what are the administr ative costs per person, what medic al staffing levels, what hours of oper ation and other specifics. Commission, school board talk about health care options Proposal would create medical clinic just for public service employees Boards discuss traffic safety around schools DUI suspect speeds away, kills motorcyclistAssociated PressHUDSON Authorities s ay a Tampa Bay-area DUI t raffic stop turned into a fatal a ccident after a handcuffed s uspect escaped from a sheri ffs deputy and sped off, k illing a motorcyclist during t he chase. Pasco County sheriffs o ffice spokesman Kevin Doll s aid the female suspect mana ged to get away in her truck T uesday morning. She hit a nd killed a motorcyclist b efore deputies could catch u p with her again. Doll said Deputy Ashley G rady reached in the truck w indow and tried to keep the s uspect from driving away f ollowing the traffic stop in H udson, north or Tampa. She s uffered a head injury and s crapes when she fell off, but i s expected to be OK. The names of the suspect a nd accident victim have not y et been released.
TODAYSEDITORIAL 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com The news nuggets just keep on coming in the Osama bin Laden story, even as we wait patiently for the movie and the inevitable HBO documentary. For instance, we learned that the most wanted man in the world apparently dyed his beard not as a disguise, but to look better on YouTube. We also discovered that bad guys live in compounds, while good guys tend to live on estates. During O.J. Simpson's murder trial, youll recall, prosecutors termed his California home a compound. In bin Laden's case, The New York Times was so confused by housing terminology that it reported he was found in a mansion. At least the papers managing editor Jill Abramson made the right call the night of the raid and deemed that The Times should not refer to the dead guy as Mr. bin Laden. At the Defense Department, a senior briefing officer, in what may be the greatest understatement in military history, described bin Laden as a senior terrorist. There was much debate about whether photos were needed to prove bin Laden was really dead. Comedian Rush Limbaugh had a great line when he quipped that only Donald Trump could get President Obama to release the (long form) photos. Meanwhile, Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live pointed out: Obama is the first black American who ever needed to convince people that he actually killed someone. Sarah Palin continued her march to complete irrelevancy by Tweeting that the photos should be released to avoid pussyfooting. Funny how the photo debate flipped. First it was argued that the photos were necessary to prove bin Laden was, in fact, dead. But then al-Qaida conceded his demise. So, within hours the Photo Lobby insisted that the real purpose of displaying the images was to remind other terrorists what it looks like to be dead. One photo that helps neither side was released by Reuters, showing a dead occupant of bin Laden's compoun d lying next to a green plastic wat er pistol. Another photo the image of Obama's team in the Situation Room, was gripping because of the way Hillary Clinton is seen with her hand to her face, as if reacting to the video screen. Afew days later Clinton disclosed that she has nasty spring allergies and was covering a cough During the raid, a Navy SEALwas asked to stretc h out next to bin Ladens body to determine if the dead man was 6-foot-4. This prompted President Obama to remark, We spent $20 million on the helicopter. We couldnt afford a measuring tape? The most popular word in the bin Laden story tur ns out to be trove. Apparently thats the only term to describe all the stuff that was confiscated and, according to the DOD (Department of Defense), is being studied by a trove o f abbreviation-loving agencies, including: the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), DHS (Departme nt of Homeland Security), DIA(Defense Intelligence Agency), FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), NCTC (National Counterterrorism Center), NGA(National Geospatia lIntelligence Agency), and NSA(National Security Agency). Everyone had a wisecrack. ATweeter named Dana Arikane suggested, They should have captured bin Laden alive and made him continually go through airport security fo r the rest of his life. David Letterman noted, Well, the good news is that bin Laden lived long enough to see the Royal Wedding. If you ask me, its too bad bin Ladens body couldnt have been saved for scientific study. There may be no other person, dead or alive, who can pro vide clues about what its like to go without the Internet for five straight years. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker; he may be reached at www.CandidCamera.com he's also the long-time host of Candid Camera. A collection of his DVDs is available at www.candidcamera.com. The bin Laden news trove Candid Thoughts Peter Funt EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letter s will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. We have to make room for everybody Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the sam e address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@new ssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dom inated by the same writers, letters are limited t o two per month and a guest column can be submi tted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns ar e solely the opinion of that author and not necessar ily the opinion of the staff or editors of the New sSun. All items will run on a first-come basis as spac e permits, although more timely ones could b e moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as impor tant as any community leader or government off icial, so consider this a personal invitation to ge t your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long his tory of encouraging public discussion through le tters, guest columns, and Readers Respons e questionnaires. Providing this forum for our read Along with those tourism d raws, one of the words n eeding a little more encoura gement is agri-tourism. Yes, it is clear that several t housand a year come and p lay on our well-kept and c hallenging golf courses. A dditionally, day trips to L ake Istokpoga for a fishing t ournament or Lake Jackson j ust to enjoy some sun is defi nitely another draw for the c ounty. Who can argue that the S ebring International R aceway does not bring in t ons of cash for local merc hants? All of these items are true, a s the commissioners have p ointed out, but we as a c ounty may be overlooking a n asset that needs some nurturing in agri-tourism. Agri-tourism can mean so much more than just an alternate way to support a farm; it could mean a two-day stay for morning tours of a couple of farms, like McCracken or Henscratch Farms, and two afternoons on a warm, pristine beach followed by some wonderful local cuisine at an eatery. Alook at countywide economics show that agriculture is still king in Highlands County, and that there are plenty of opportunities to encourage day trips, or even longer stays, if there was a concentrated effort for agritourism at the county funding level. Encouraging people to see how tropical fish are raised, experience locally grown wine, see how caladiums are grown or how a dairy farm works are all options that need a little more in the way of support from tourism dollars. More agricultural based events, like the Blueberry Festival or the Citrus Festival that are in the works in Avon Park, can be a big boon to agri-tourism, and to the local economy, but right now the concentration is on the other three things golf, lakes and sports. Those seem to make up only part of the picture that makes up rural Highlands County. Everyone knows that a four-legged chair is a lot more stable than a three-legged one. Florida as a whole has a lot more to offer than just Mickey Mouse, and Highlands County is in the center of it all. Now we just have to determine how to promote and support it, especially when it comes to agritourism. County should focus on agri-tourism R ecent discussions at the commissioner level about tourism has pointed out that Highlands County h as golf, lakes and sports as three big c ontributors to the influx of weekend e xplorers. It figures. The National Day of Prayer was this past Thursday and I forgot to pray. Im not very skilled at praying. Like a lot of folks, I dont pray until things go sour or I face some daunting challenge. I pray on Monday m ornings when Im way behind on p rojects that are due and I am b ehind EVERYMonday. I pray every April 15 right after c ursing. I pray when people I love are ill or w orse. When I was younger, my best p rayers followed long nights at the pub what we call praying to porcelain. Plenty of folks struggle with prayer. It is something people of every relig ion and culture have felt the need to d o since there have been people. One of the most extensive polls on p rayer was conducted by U.S. News & W orld Report in 2004. Some respond ents had wacky ideas about what p rayer is about. One fellow prayed that his broken c ar would heal itself; he claims it did. Another fellow prayed that a couple w ho helped break up his marriage w ould also break up; he claims his p rayers did the trick. The now-deceased Osama bin Laden h ad some nutty prayers. He prayed for A mericas destruction. He prayed, no d oubt, before his boys struck the twin t owers and after the towers fell. He prayed for the wrong reasons, of c ourse. If you believe, as I do, that there is o rder in our conflicted universe that t here is good and evil, at battle everyw here, every day then isnt the purp ose of prayer simply to understand a nd embrace the truth? We pray to know the good. We pray to align yourself with it. We pray to root out dishonesty and evil from our being. Surely you agree there is good and evil in this world. Greek philosophers had names for good: prudence, temperance, courage and justice were virtues that all people longed to master. As we strive for good, we must fend off evil: excessive pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth. These are known as the seven deadly sins and as activities I usually save for the weekend! Ill leave it to the Almighty to judge bin Laden for his worldly acts, but to my feeble human mind, it is clear that bin Laden was blinded by the sin of excessive pride. He had it worked out in his mind that he and his small band had a direct line to God, who told them to slaughter innocent people. Didnt he see himself as pious and subservient when he was really an egotist and narcissist who misused his religion to drape himself in power and the adulation of millions? Didnt he misuse prayer not to get closer to God, but to justify his own misguided ambitions? His was such a clever form of evil that the fool thought he was doing good! These terms sound biblical, but are they really? You need not be religious to agree that there is a battle regularly going on between good and evil. This battle rages in every human heart. It rages within every religion, every political system and on and on. This battle rages because we humans are mighty flawed and in continual need of improvement. If you believe there is order in the universe, then mustnt we continually align ourselves with the good and root out the bad in our political systems, our organizations ourselves? We must root out excessive pride and embrace humility. We must be more kind and charitable, less angry. We must be less greedy, more generous. Honest prayer is helpful in that respect. I sure pray that I get better at it. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Remember to say your prayers Guest Column Tom Purcell
Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO A Yemen native accused of twice trying to barge through the cockpit door of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight yelled God is Great, passengers said, prompting them to fear that he was plotting an attack. Rageh Al-Murisi is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants. In the court affidavit filed on Monday, Air Marshal Paul Howard said after being told that wasnt the restroom, Al-Murisi made eye contact with the crew member, lowered his shoulder and rammed the door. The crew member told Howard he then got between Al-Murisi and the door, but Al-Murisi kept yelling and pushing forward in an attempt to open it, according to the affidavit. Al-Murisi, 28, of Vallejo, Calif., was subdued by the crew member and several passengers, including a retired Secret Service agent and a retired San Mateo police officer, and taken into custody after the flight landed safely around 9:10 p.m. Sunday at San Francisco International Airpo rt, according to authorities. Al-Murisi went toward t he cockpit door about 20 mi nutes before the flight fro m Chicago was supposed to land, according to Howard s affidavit. He was yelling unintellig ibly as he brushed past a flight attendant, witness es said. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 5A ROSE ANN FROOD Rose Ann Frood, age 69, p assed away Friday, May 6, 2 011 in Avon Park, Fla. She w as born in Windsor, O ntario, Canada to Joseph a nd Katy (Gulgan) P awlowski. She had been e mployed at Florida Hospital a nd the Walker Memorial A cademy; she was a member o f the Avon Park Seventh D ay Adventist Church and h ad been a resident of Avon P ark since 1998 coming from H agerstown, Md. She is survived by her husb and, Reginald James Frood o f Avon Park, Fla.; son, Doug F rood (Lori) of Collegedale, T enn.; and step-father, Don B rietzke of Canada. Mrs. F rood was preceded in death b y her parents and a son, M ichael Todd Frood. Memorial service will be h eld Saturday, May 21, 2011 a t 3 p.m. at the Avon Park S eventh Day Adventist C hurch with Pastor Paul B oling officiating. Memorial c ontributions may be made to t he Walker Memorial A cademy, 1525 W. Avon B lvd., Avon Park, Fla. 33825. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com DONALD R. HANSEN Donald R. Hansen, 90, of Sebring, Fla., went to be with h is Lord and Savior on M onday, May 9, 2011. He d ied at his home surrounded b y his loving family. Don w as born on Aug. 17, 1920 in T ampa, Fla., to Albert and A nnie Hansen. Don was r aised in Tampa, where he a ttended Plant High School a nd was an outstanding footb all player and track star. He a ttended Rollins College on a football scholarship. Don spent four years in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, where he participated in track and football as a player, and coach of the Cherry Point Marine Track Team as part of the war bond drive. Don and his wife, Alice, moved to Sebring in 1949. He was a football and baseball coach and teacher of Social Studies, Family Living and Drivers Education at Sebring High School. He was promoted to the Highlands County School Board Office as supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Drivers Education. He then went to the Florida Department of Education as a state consultant in Health, Physical Education and Drivers Education. He retired after serving the youth of Florida for 35 years. Over the years, Don volunteered and was actively involved in many children related activities, including being the founder and coach of Blue, White and Gold Youth Football and Little League president and board member. Don coached, taught and mentored hundreds of young men and women in his 90 years. Don was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. He was extremely dedicated to environmental causes in the state of Florida. He served on the Florida State Marine Fisheries Commission, the University of Florida Council of Advisors for Natural Resources and the State Board for Fishery Hatcheries. He received the Environmental Action Award from the Tampa Frank Sargeant Boat Show, as well as numerous other environmental awards from other organizations. Don was a lifetime member of the Sebring Firemen, Inc., whose main focus is the betterment of all phases of youth sports in Sebring. Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Alice; daughters, Becky (Dave) Travers, Sebring and Corinne Capps, St. Petersburg, Fla.; sons, Donnie Jet Hansen, Sebring; Charlie (Pam) Hansen, Avon Park and Dennis (Elizabeth) Hansen, Lakeland, Fla.; nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren; and brother, Albert C. (Carolyn) Hansen, Gainesville, Fla. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack. Amemorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Bible Fellowship Church, Sebring, with Dr. Eugene Bengtson officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sebring Firemen, Inc. Don Hansen Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1981, Sebring, FL33871. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Death noticeJames Lee Malkausky, 69, of Sebring died May 7, 2011, in Sebring. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. OBITUARIES Hansen sion of ammo or weapon by convicted Florida felon; possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver with 1,000 feet of church; murder, homicide, or murder; possession of aggravated weapon by convicted Florida prison person; and firing weapon public. Macario Jimenez Moran, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Louis Pagan, 52, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction, obstruction without violence; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Eric Ramos, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Randy Lamar Smith, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, May 7: Joseph Luther Bragg, 27, of Avon Park, was charged for leaving crash with injury. Robert Lee Daniels, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with simple assault on officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; resisting officer, with violence; and battery on officer, firefighter or E.M.T., etc. Francisco Lopez Gomez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Jacques Lorrison, 59, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. David Wayne McDonald, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; fabricating, tampering or destroying physical evidence; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Cadmiel Velazquez Medina, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, May 6: Steven Andrew Acevedo, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and trespassing, failing to leave owners property upon order to leave. Luis Jabierr Barajas, 34, was charged with aggravated battery, assault on law enforcement officer with deadly weapon; and battery, touch or strike. Michael Anthony Camp, 33, of Orlando, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Teddy Dennis Dorsey, 55, of Sebring, was charged with attempted aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Ben Benjamin Furman, 21, of Lake Wales, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Terry Lee Light, 27, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of ammo or weapon by convicted Florida felon; trafficking amphetamine or methamphetamine or 14 grams; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, etc. within 1000 feet of specified area. Elisha Katoya McFarlane, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense, destroying physical evidence; and s charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; tampering with, fabricating or destroying physical evidence; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Howard Edward Dennis, 55, of 14424 S.W. Lincoln Ave., Tacoma, Wash., 38498 was char g ed for failin g to report sexual offender change of address. Justin Randall Hutchins, 31, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Shon Eddy Laissen, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with hit and run, failing to stop, remain at crash involving damage; reckless driving, first offense; and hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage. John Bernard Moretto, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Shauna Nicole Rich, 22, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver; possession of drug equipment and/or use; neglect of child without great harm; and false owner information on pawned items. Heriberto Santiago, 24, of Sebring, was charged with criminal mischief. Lenora Jean Shaw, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Gerald Vernon Smith, 46, of Naples, was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer without violence; and felony, fleeing to elude. Jakeith Kewon Smith, 22, of Orlando, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Antonio Alphonso Williams, 27, of Lake Wales, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; burglary of dwelling, structure, or conveyance; and attempted homicide, murder, first degree, great bodily harm. Terrence Savalas Williams, 31, of Sebring, was charged for driving with suspended or revoked driver license; aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; and resisting officer, fleeing, eluding law enforcement officer with lights, siren active. More police blotter online at www.newssun.com Continued from page 2A Society will hold its regular meeting at 2:30 Thursday. The topic will be D-Day: Dump, Divide, Dish in the Dirt. Members will participate in repotting African violet plants. Plants that are divided will be shared. All materials will be provided (plants, soil, wicks, pots). Anyone wishing to bring a plant for assistance/instruction in repotting may do so. Members also may bring their project plants for assessment. Guests are always welcome to attend and to participate in the activities. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, 3003 E Fairway Vista Drive, on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 385-5765 or e-mail Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org. Free information meetings for relatives raising childrenLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Library, 205 W Interlake Blvd., is hosting free meetings for grandparents raising grandchildren and all other relatives raising children related to them. The first meeting will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Consie Levin, from USF Tampa -Florida Kinship Center, will present information on benefits, legal rights and resources available to these relative caregivers. All meetings and other services free clothing, legal handbooks and more are at no cost.Commodities distribution is this weekSEBRING May 2011 Commodities will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. If you dont have a 2011 Commodities card, registe r in the office, receive your 2011 card and receive you r commodities. If you have any other questions, call the Commodities Hotline at 385-7548, ext. 306. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER COMMUNITYBRIEFS Marshal: Flight suspect tried to open cockpit door
Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com said that Altus Jermar Lee, 22, was in the area of Hal McRae Boulevard and South Delan ey Avenue. Lee had active warrants for attempt ed second degree murder, possession of a firearm b y a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public in connection with a shooting on Sou th Pineland Avenue in Avon Park on the night of April 23 in which a man was injured after bein g grazed in the back as he ran from Lee. Lee was located sitting on the steps of a buil ding on Avenue Aand surrendered without inc ident. During the arrest, a loaded .38-caliber han dgun and three small bags containing a total of 3 .4 grams of marijuana were found on the steps. Lee was booked on the warrants, and was al so charged with two more counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon as well as possession of marijuana with intent to se ll or deliver within 1,000 feet of a church and po ssession of drug equipment. Also on Sunday, 27-year-old Antonio Alphon so Williams of Lake Wales was booked into the ja il on warrants for aggravated assault with a dead ly weapon, burglary and attempted first degree mu rder after he was located in New York. Williams is accused of shooting a man o n March 30 at Squallys Bar on Garrett Road. T he victim was hit twice, but recovered from h is injuries. Man charged with fleeing scene of accident that injured one FridaySEBRING Shon Eddy Laissen, 47, of Avo n Park was charged with failure to remain at a cra sh involving an injury (a felony), reckless drivin g and leaving the scene of a crash involving prope rty damage in connection with a wreck on Frida y. According to a Florida Highway Patrol repo rt, Francisco Hidalgo said he was hit from behind b y a silver Volkswagen Beetle on U.S. 27 near Ne w Life Way, injuring his neck and back. The Beet le fled through the McDonalds parking lot, strikin g another car and then blowing out a tire when it h it a curb before heading up Memorial Drive. The Volkswagen was located at Memori al Drive and Hillcrest Road crashed up against a utility pole. The drive was seen fleeing the veh icle and running into the brush. Laissen was reportedly caught 20 minutes lat er a quarter of a mile away with wet pants and sma ll abrasions. He was identified by the witness as t he man who ran away from the car. Continued from page 1A Pair of attempted murder suspects booked into jail News-Sun photo by DANIELWASHINGTON Dale and Brenda Moore make their way around the track at the Avon Park Relay for Life at Joe Franza Stadium. Brenda is a cancer survivor, and she and Dale serve on the Avon Park Relay committee. Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Charles Buck MacLaughlin, commander of the Avon Park Air Force Range, walks a lap during Avon Parks Relay for Life with his daughter Lia. Avon Park Relay for Life Courtesy photo Cancer survivors and their caregivers come out of the survivor tent during Avon Parks Relay for Life this past weekend as they take the track for the first lap in an 18hour walk. Courtesy photo In a game of Twisted Twister, Relay for Life participants watch the kids have fun in the messy game. It was one of the games played throughout the 18hour event. News-Sun photo by Briana Washington Relay for Life participants were given frozen T-shirts to open and put on in a wet T-shirt contest. The contestants were given five minutes to open the shirts.
Special to the News-SunORLANDO While readi ng the May 2011 issue of W omans Day Magazines a rticle on Girlfriend G etaways, you may see a n ame you recognize. Casey W ohl, known as The G etaway Girl, is a Central F lorida-based TVand radio t ravel correspondent, as w ell as author of the Girls G etaway Guide: Leave Your B aggage at Home travel b ook series. The article highlights the i mportance of Girlfriend G etaways, why women need t hem, ways to plan them and h ow to not feel guilty about e njoying them. Wohl was i nterviewed by the magazine i n January the day after she r eturned from her own G irlfriend Getaway to L ondon and Dublin. The a rticle begins with Wohls u nique story of personal and p rofessional heartache and h ow Girlfriend Getaways h elped her cope with the m ost difficult time in her l ife. After a divorce and gett ing fired from my job, I was d epressed and felt like a c omplete failure, Wohl s aid. Within a few months, I went from married with a g reat job to single with no j ob and no income. It was a v ery difficult time for me a nd traveling was my therap y. Today, Wohl is a G irlfriend Getaway and t ravel expert who is featured o n TV, radio, online and in p rint, such as F OXNews.com, CBS Radio, B etter TV, The Daily Buzz a nd Parenting Magazine. S he has served as a travel spokesperson for companies and destinations, such as American Express, Aruba, Dove Visibly Smooth, Expedia, Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau and VISITFLORIDA. She also speaks to groups, such as eWomenNetwork, All About Women, Florida Public Relations Association and American Business Women, on topics of Career Reinvention and Public Relations/Marketing. For more information, visit www.CaseyWohl.com. By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated PressNEWYORK Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states are being awarded the $2 billion that Florida lost after the governor canceled plans for high-speed train service, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday. The largest share of the money nearly $800 million will be used to upgrade train speeds from 135 mph to 160 mph on critical segments of the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor, LaHood said at a news conference in New Yorks Pennsylvania Station, the nations busiest train depot. The projects should also improve the reliability of other commuter lines, such as New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road, by improving electrical lines on shared sections of track and allowing Amtrak trains to bypass a major junction in New York City, LaHood said. Officials in the New York area had lobbied heavily for the money, noting that the stretch between Washington and Boston is the countrys most-traveled rail corridor. This is what our friends around here have been asking for, LaHood said. Another $404 million will go to expand high-speed rail service in the Midwest, including newly constructed segments of 110-mph track between Detroit and Chicago that are expected to save passengers 30 minutes in travel time. Nearly $340 million will go toward state-of-the-art locomotives and rail cars for California and the Midwest. California will also get another $300 million toward trains that will travel up to 220 mph between San Francisco and Los Angeles. These projects will put thousands of Americans to work, save hundreds of thousands of hours for American travelers every year, and boost U.S. manufacturing by investing hundreds of millions of dollars in next-generation, American-made locomotives and rail cars, Vice President Joseph Biden said in a statement. President Barack Obama has sought to make creation a national network of highspeed trains a signature project of his administration. He has said he wants to make fast trains accessible to 80 percent of Americans within 25 years. The money initial ly $2.4 billion had be en awarded to Florida for hig hspeed trains between Tam pa and Orlando. After Gov. Rick Scott ca nceled the project, t he Transportation Departme nt invited other states to bid f or the funds. It received 9 0 applications seeking a tot al of $10 billion. Scott said he had been co ncerned that the state gover nment would be locked in to years of operating subsidie s. However, a report by t he states transportation depa rtment forecast the rail li ne would be profitable. The project initially h ad been approved by Scott s predecessor, Republica nturned-Independent Charl ie Crist. Two other Republican go vernors elected in Novemb er have canceled high-spe ed train projects in their states Wisconsin Gov. Sco tt Walker turned down $81 0 million to build a Madiso nto-Milwaukee high-spe ed line. Ohio Gov. John Kasi ch rejected $400 million for a project to connect Cincinna ti, Cleveland and Columb us with slower-moving train s. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 7A BUSINESS By TOM KRISHER APAuto WriterDETROIT U.S. safety r egulators are investigating a fuel tank problem that c ould affect more than 2.7 m illion Ford F-150 pickup t rucks. The National Highway T raffic Safety A dministration said Monday t hat the steel straps holding u p the trucks gas tank can r ust and break, possibly c ausing a fuel spill and fire. N o injuries have been r eported from the possible d efect. The agency is looking i nto trucks from the 1997 t hrough 2001 model years. N HTSAs investigations o ften lead to recalls. NHTSAbegan looking at the fuel tank problem last year after it received 32 complaints. NHTSAand Ford have now received 243 reports of the tanks falling. In two incidents, a fire started when the fuel tank fell. One of the fires destroyed the pickup, while the other extinguished itself. NHTSAsaid there was fuel leakage in 95 of the reported incidents. Nine reported sparks when the tank dropped on the road, which would increase the likelihood of a fire. Ford said its cooperating with the investigation. Company spokesman Wes Sherwood said owners with questions should contact their dealers. The investigation isnt related to an air bag defect that caused the recent recall of 1.2 million F-150s from the 2004-2006 model years. The F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. Its been the subject of recent sniping between NHTSAand Ford because of air bags that could deploy at the wrong time. Ford announced in February that it would fix 150,000 F-150s for that problem, but under pressure from regulators, it expanded the recall to 1.2 million trucks last month. In that case, there were 98 reported injuries because of the problem. $2 billion Scott turned down going to rail projects in 15 states These projects will put thousands of Americans to work, save hundreds of thousands of hours for American travelers every year, and boost U.S. manufacturing by investing hundreds of millions of dollars in next-generation, American-made locomotives and rail cars.JOEBIDEN vice president MCTphoto Safety investigators are looking into fuel tank problems on 2.7 million Ford F-150s built between 1997 and 2001. Officials investigate fuel tank problem on 2.7 million F-150s Whol featured in Womans Day Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155
Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. The Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet on Tuesday, falling short of its all-time record but still soaking low-lying areas with enough water to require a massive cleanup. To the south, residents in the Mississippi Delta prepared for the worst. National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Borghoff says the river reached 47.85 feet at 2 a.m. CDTTuesday and is expected to stay very close to that level for the next 24 to 36 hours. Hitting the high point means things shouldnt get worse in the area, but it will take weeks for the water to recede and much longer for inundated areas to recover. Pretty much the damage has been done, Borghoff said. In states downstream, farmers built homemade levees to protect their crops and engineers diverted water into a lake to ease the pressure on levees around New Orlean s. Inmates in Louisiana s largest prison were also eva cuated to higher ground. The Memphis crest is below the record of 48.7 fe et recorded during a 1937 floo d. By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK City c ouncil voted unanimously M onday night to start the p rocess to annex two pieces o f property into the city limi ts, and to move ahead with t heir growth plans. Interim City Manager J ulian Deleon told the counc il that he met with officials a t Highlands Independent B ank and secured a volunt ary annexation agreement t hat would bring the propert y at 2600 U.S. 27 North i nto the city limits. The property, which is c ontiguous with the Race T rac and with Chaneys U sed Cars on U.S. 27, could o pen the door to further a nnexation. That piece of property is k ey to our annexation strateg y. It opens the option to e xercise our covenant agreem ents with Chaneys (a car d ealership), which is across t he highway and with the R ace Trac (gas station), Deleon said. According to the city agenda packet, the annexation will put an estimated $3,900 in tax revenue into play and $165 in a fire assessment into the citys coffers. This is also a direction set by the council, and I am just following through. The idea is to increase the citys revenues by exercising our utilities covenants where we can, and that is happening, Deleon said. Additionally, the city agreed to purchase 15-foot easement along the Lake Anoka property for $4,000. In a second vote, the council also approved the annexation of 9.5 acres of property located at 2150 U.S. 27 North. Owned by Marilyn Miller, the property is situated within the Lake Brentwood area and is also key to further annexations, according to Deleon. Deleon also noted that the property owner had been notified by certified mail, but did respond in writing that she did not want to be annexed into the city limits. Since Miller signed a covenant agreement with the city when she requested utility service in 2006, Deleon and City Attorney Gerald Buhr stated that the city had every right to execute annexation. Both annexations have to have a second public hearing and be voted on a second time by city council. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com t hink he was doing a great job. While protesters chanted outside, the c ouncil met in full attendance in an unann ounced prayer meeting on the inside. It was not clear why the council was m eeting and, according to City Clerk C heryl Tietjen, there was no public notice f or the meeting. No, we do not have public notice of t hat meeting, Tietjen said told several m embers of the press who wondered why t hey were not given notice. The unannounced meeting started around 5 :30 p.m., according to Tietjen, and include d several local pastors who wanted to a ddress the council and show their support. Additionally, Interim City Manager J ulian Deleon and several other city d epartment heads were present at the meeti ng. According to Tietjen, four or five pastors t ook the podium to address their support f or current city plans, offer encouragement a nd pray for support of the council, but no m inutes were taken. Tietjen also stated that she had no idea o f the names or addresses of those who a ddressed the council. Mayor Sharon Schuler also stated that t here was no notice for the meeting, and t hat she had forwarded an e-mail from Dr. E ldred Kelly of the Avon Park Holiness C amp that he wished the meeting along to T ietjen. Councilman Parke Sutherland also stated that he received an e-mail about the meeting, but had no idea why it was held. We didnt take a vote on anything. I dont now why we were having the meeting. I have the e-mail if you would like to see it, and I would be happy to forward it to anyone who wishes it, Sutherland said after sitting through a half hour speakers who were in support of the council. City Attorney Gerald Buhr stated later in the evening that he knew nothing about the meeting. I dont know, responded Buhr to questions from reporters who asked about a need for a public notice. I dont know if any city business was conducted, Buhr added. Continued from page 1A By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Avon Parks City Council made some strides in its search for a new city manager on Monday. With a unanimous decision, the council set a salary range for the new city manager between $80,000 and $105,000, but when it came to deciding if there was a need to hire a firm to help with the selection process, four on the council voted to do it with a citizen committee along while Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray stated that her preference was having outside professionals do the resume winnowing and background checks. At our last meeting that we discussed this, I preferred going out with a professional firm and let them do the legwork for us, Gray said. The $85,000 to $105,000 is all right with me. If I am gonna pay a professional firm to do this, I want to offer a professional salary, Gray said. Councilman Parke Sutherland expressed that he felt a panel of local businessmen would be sufficient, and the city had the talent and staff should have the resources to do any background needed. We have good citizens out there like Carl Cool who have the experience and the knowledge to help in this process, Sutherland said. We are the only ones who will know what we want in a selection process. Sutherland also commented that the salary range should be enough to attract from very capable applicants. In this economy, at least what I am reading from the Florida League of Cities, there is a shelf life to a city manager. This economy h as caused a substantial amou nt of shift. I think we will fin d that there are good applican ts out there looking for work , Sutherland said. After deciding to stay loc al for a review committee, Gr ay insisted on putting names o ut there for the committee rig ht away. This is the mistake w e always make. We wait until it is too late to get these thin gs moving. I think we shou ld start by putting names to be on the committee now, Gr ay said. After some discussio n, Mayor Sharon Schuler direc ted council to get their recom mendations to the committ ee into Interim City Manag er Julian Deleon by Friday. Gray also recommend ed that Sutherland serve as t he liaison to the selection com mittee. AP Council begins city manager search, sets salary range AP moves forward with annexations Council holds prayer meeting during protest News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Jack Agard shows his support for Avon Park Police Chief Michael J. Rowan on Monday by participating in the Rally for Rowan held outside city chambers. Agard, and about 15 others, waived signs and chanted that they wanted Rowan to be returned to duty. a 2.5 or above grade point a verage. Gates was crowned by form er Miss APChamber of C ommerce, Caitlyn Marie J ohnson. Johnson and Gates are c ousins which made the m oment just a little bit sweete r for Gates. It must run in t he family, Gates said with a s mile. The first runner up was J ordan Wright, Heather Bass f ollowed Wright in the seco nd runner-up position, T aylor Hedrick was named t hird runner-up and Miss M aria Tataris was named M iss Photogenic. Gates was a lso named Miss C ongeniality of the pageant. Heather Bennett-Howell, c oordinator of the two page ants, addressed the crowd during the tabulations of the judgesvotes. There are so many past winners and participants here. I was also in the pageant for years. I never won, but the reason I kept coming back is because it is fun, said Howell. McNeils court included first runner-up Rosario Marin. The pageant members named Curtisa Wooden Miss Congeniality. McNeil also won Miss Photogenic. The 25 pageant contestants were each sponsored by an Avon Park business or family. Howell made every effort to make the event a community orientated affair and she was quite successful, even allowing former pageant winners, Celeste Gaudlip Carr (1998) and Shay Pritchett Scott (1991), to serve as two of this years judges. Continued from page 1A Miss AP contest crowns 25th winners NEWS-SUN 385-6155 River crests in Memphis short of record
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, May 11, 2011Page 9 A TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5248 TAX DEED NO.: 1000922TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5248 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-140310000080 LOT 8 BLOCK 300 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF JONATHAN BAILEY UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5195 TAX DEED NO.: 1000920TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5195 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-14029600230 LOT 23 BLOCK 296 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF GERTRUDE MARILYN GADSBY UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5184 TAX DEED NO.: 1000919TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5184 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-14029500190 LOT 19 BLOCK 295 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CHRISTOPHER E. ROBERTS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5183 TAX DEED NO.: 1000918TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5183 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-14029500180 LOT 18 BLOCK 295 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CHRISTOPHER E. ROBERTS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4865 TAX DEED NO.: 1000916TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4865 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13026100620 LOT 62 BLOCK 261 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MONALISA DUGUE UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M). DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4906 TAX DEED NO.: 1000917TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4906 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13027000320 LOT 32 BLOCK 270 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MARIE D. SAXTON; CAROL J. SAXTON UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4856 TAX DEED NO.: 1000915TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4856 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13025100150 LOT 15 BLOCK 251 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDAå THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4855 TAX DEED NO.: 1000914TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4855 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13025100140 LOT 14 BLOCK 251 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4854 TAX DEED NO.: 1000913TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4854 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13025100130 LOT 13 BLOCK 251 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/25/2011, 09:00 am at 280 Avon Way, Avon Park, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTZF18W4WNC03862 1998 FORD May 11, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1998 CHEVROLET 1G1JC1241WM115038 ON MAY 22, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 May 11, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/21/2011, 09:00 am at 280 Avon Way, Avon Park, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-173 IN RE: ESTATE OF SUE B. GRZEGORZEWSKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SUE B. GRZEGORZEWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was February 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 4, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ John Gifford 2100 Wynne Way Jamison, Pennsylvania 18929 /s/ Thomas Gifford 841 Primrose Drive Warminster, PA 18974 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: email@example.com May 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-180 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID M. HILLMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID M. HILLMAN, deceased, whose date of death was February 7, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 11, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Benjamin M. Hillman 5263 N. Natoma #2 Chicago, Illinois 60656 /s/ Andrew D. Hillman 379 Wildcat Street NW Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org May 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-187 IN RE: ESTATE OF DIANE B. BUBB Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Diane B. Bubb, deceased, whose date of death was March 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 11, 2011. Personal Representative: Victor Marsella 2200 Martinique Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: email@example.com May 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-185 IN RE: ESTATE OF A THAL ANN CHEYNE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Athal Ann Cheyne, deceased, whose date of death was December 31, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 11, 2011. Personal Representative: Peter M. Cheyne 6924 Acorn Terrace Sebring, FL 33876 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org May 11, 18, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-174 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHNNIE LOUISE KELLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JOHNNIE LOUISE KELLEY, deceased, File Number PC 11-174, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was December 30, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $13,300.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address HARRY M. KELLEY 1621 Lundberg Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 4, 2011. Person Giving Notice: HARRY M. KELLEY 1621 Lundberg Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: / s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. 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Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.co m TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5316 TAX DEED NO.: 1000928TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5316 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15174000230 LOT 23 BLOCK 740 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 15 PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5315 TAX DEED NO.: 1000927TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5315 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15174000070 LOT 7 AND THE EASTERLY 43.00 FT OF LOT 8 BLOCK 740 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15R1 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 15 PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CLIFFORD WRIGHT UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5314 TAX DEED NO.: 1000926TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5314 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15174000050 LOT 5 BLOCK 740 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 15 PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF BENJAMIN CENTENO; LUZ NEYDA PAGAN RIVERA UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5312 TAX DEED NO.: 1000925TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5312 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15031100070 LOT 7 BLOCK 311 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5311 TAX DEED NO.: 1000924TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5311 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15031100060 LOT 6 BLOCK 311 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5310 TAX DEED NO.: 1000923TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5310 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15031000220 LOT 22 BLOCK 310 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF DFC FUNDING CO LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals
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 8000 Recreation SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE Boys and girls, $300. Home number 863-382-3808, cell 863-446-1402 or 446-4218. ROTTWEILLER PUPSChampion Bloodline. 3 males, 3 females. $650. Call 863-452-6355 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. BEAGLE FEMALE. Fixed and up to date on shots. Great w/kids. Free to good home Call ADOPTED!!! 7520Pets & Supplies RIDING LAWNMOWERS ( 2 ), 1) Murray and 1) John Deer, both have automatic transmissions. Call for more info; 863-202-5697 LAWN MOWERPULAN 16. HP, 38 inch cut, 3 years old. $800 863-257-1966 7400Lawn & Garden WOODEN SHELVES,Heavy duty, varnished, lacquered. 5 x 2 x 6. $30. Call 863-414-0563 WINCH -Electric, Dayton (American) 1000 lb. $100. 863-453-4234 VACUUM -Upright bagless, completely clean, new belt, works like new! $25 863-402-2285 OLD RAILROAD TOOL very good condition, could be a tie puller. $50. 863-402-2285 LADDER -Aluminum 6' Step w/ plastic top. $20. 863-385-2605 LADDER -Aluminum 16' extension. $25. 863-385-2605 HARDWOOD FLOORINGOak Laminate, 45 sq. ft. (NEW). $30 obo 863-446-0778 or 8634713292 GAZELLE EDGEExercise Machine. $25.obo. Call 863-452-6359 ENTERTAINMENT CENTERBroyhill, solid oak, beautiful condition. $50 obo 863-446-0778 or 863-471-3292 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 GENERATOR -New McCulloch, 11 HP 5700 Surge Watts, still in crate. Paid $600 will sell for $475 Men's Bike $35. 863-471-9509 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 7180Furniture 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 1/1Cottage. $325. month. + $325 security. No Pets www.620bowman.itgo.com or Call 863-382-4655. 6350Cottages 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 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACED3/1. Close to Schools & Shopping. $600. mo. + utilities. $500 dep. For more info. Call 863-465-1354. LAKE PLACED3/1. Close to Schools & Shopping. $600. mo. + utilities. $500 dep. For more info. Call 863-465-1354. 6300Unfurnished Houses AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-257-0017 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 **NOW LEASING** PARK PLAZA A BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES. **ONLY $575/mo.** A MUST SEE! ************************Please Call 305-932-4800 for more information. SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 6150FurnishedApartmentsDUPLEX LEASE2/2/1 1300 Schlosser Rd. Sebring. All appliances, no pets. Lawn maintenance incl. $550.mo. + security. Call 863-452-0996 for appt. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -Both sides, clean 1BR, screened porch w/ patio, each side. View of Lake Sebring, private boat ramp. Owner's illness forces sale. Rent one side live in other, or rent both sides for total of $1000 a month. Annual income over $10,000. Excellent investment that will pay for its self in 4 5 years. Priced at $40,000. For details call 732-222-0344 after 1pm. 4180Duplexes for SaleFOR 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 SaleSebring 4000 Real EstateRUN YOURown Avis Auto Rental Agency in Sebring Fl. Not a "franchise" No "investment" 877-897-5687 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialCARE 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. SEEKING 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: 863-382-9443 or Fax: 863-382-9242 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 DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. CERTIFIED PATIENTCARE TECH Part Time / per Diem wanted for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume to (863) 382-9242. ASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 APARTMENT MANAGER LEASING AGENT Leasing and property management experience is necessary. Looking for an Apartment Manager/Leasing Agent for lease up of a newly built apartment community. Experienced with low income tax credits is a plus. Bilingual skills is a must. (Eng./Span.). Drug screening and background checks are conducted. Send resumes and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 904-642-0972 EOE. 220 LICENSE INSURANCE AGENT Avon Park / Sebring Area. Must have verifiable references; all responses will be held in confidence. Send reply to Box 103, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment*PRN MEDICALAssistant (w/phlebotomy skills) Details @ www.flcancer.com 1400Health CareServices 1100Announcements TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5558 TAX DEED NO.: 1000959TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5558 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-06033500210 LOT 21 BLOCK 335 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 16 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 4 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PATRICIA FRANCIS; YANIQUE FRANCIS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CHECK 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 Classified DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, May 11, 2011Page 11 A
Special to the News-SunHighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer (HYFC) just comp leted their three-week s pring camp on Thursday, A pril 28. The camp ran three cons ecutive weeks during the m onth of April. HYFC held this camp with t he sole purpose to introduce a ll the players and cheerleade rs to each other and their c oaches. Teams came together with a lot of old faces and new a like. The excitement in the p layers faces could not be c ontained and the smiles and l oud cheers from our cheerl eaders were great to hear. HYFC Coaches were also r eady to get going and were v ery impressed with their t eams. The main goal of the camp w as to teach some basic footb all skills, fundamentals and r ules of the game to new p layers to the game and get t he experienced players r efreshed and ready to go. The most important value o f having this camp was to g ive the players, cheerleaders a nd coaches an opportunity t o begin to develop a relat ionship with their teammates and coaches. Meeting their teammates gives them an opportunity to become friends and know one another when they may see each other at school before the Fall season begins in July. HYFC Coaches feel that the game of football is really more about teaching life lessons of sportsmanship, working together as a team and building relationships. HYFCs Coaching Director, Sonny Harris has been working hard with the Eagles Coaching Staff along with Cliff Howell, Executive Director and Tim Hooks, President to get the camp ready to go. Coach Harris truly believes in getting the players physically fit and building the chemistry as a team is one of the most important steps in fostering teamwork and sportsmanship. The turnout of the camp was a great success, with approximately 150 football players and 50 cheerleaders on the practice fields. All of the HYFC Board of Directors and Coaching staff would like to thank all of the camp participants and would also like to thank the parents for your continued support as we embark on this new endeavor. Aspecial Thanks goes out to the Parkway Church of Christ for allowing us to use your facility to put on our Spring Camp. Youth sports would not be possible without the helping hands of the parents and the community as a whole. This camp represents the first step in what HYFC feels will be a successful season. It has often been said Success is not how successful one person becomes, but how successful we make others. HYFC believes in the power of youth sports and what it can bring to young men and women. The Founders, Board of Directors and Coaching Staff of HYFC are dedicated to this program and are committed to instilling good values, sportsmanship and making this football season a fulfilling and rewarding program to our youth. HYFC is looking forward to the next step of our program. The Highlands County YMCAand Highlands Eagles as a joint venture will be offering Flag Football beginning May 17th, 2011. Teams will be formed this week and players will be contacted by their coaches very soon regarding practices. In addition, HYFC will be offering cheerleading durin g the Flag Football season f or all registered Highlan ds Eagles Cheerleaders for $2 5 each. This includes practices, s ix games and t-shirt and shor ts as your uniform. Should you be interested in registering, please conta ct Becky Grippo, Cheerleadin g Director, 381-9760, Ti m Hooks, President, 414-287 3 or Cliff Howell, Executi ve Director, 235-7070. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Highlands Eagles wrap up Spring Camp Courtesy pho to Coach Cliff Howell oversees stretching exercises for the junior varsity Eagles during Highlands Youth Footballs spring practice camp. News-Sun file photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Sebring head coach Hoppy Rewis sits alone in the dugout in the moments leading up the the Blue Streaks Final Four appearance in May of 2007. This feat was one of many accomplishments of Rewis, a Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame member and Highlands County legend, who announced Monday that he is resigning as the Sebring head man. By JIMMYGOLEN Associated PressBOSTON LeBron J ames, Dwyane Wade and C hris Bosh are on the verge o f doing something together t hat neither of them could a ccomplish on his own. Miamis Big Three comb ined for 83 points as the H eat beat Boston 98-90 in o vertime on Monday night to m ove within one game of the E astern Conference finals. J ames scored 35, Wade had 2 8 and the threesome also c ombined for 35 of Miamis 4 5 rebounds. Were the guys. Were the o nes who get all the attent ion. Were the ones that get a ll the praise, Wade said. This team is going to go as f ar as us three takes it. One game after their worst p erformance as a threesome, J ames, Wade and Bosh had o ne of their best. They scored a ll 12 of Miamis points in o vertime; Bosh and Wade h ad five apiece after James f allaway jumper on the H eats first possession of the e xtra period gave them the l ead for good. The Heat lead the best-ofs even East semifinals 3-1, w ith a chance to close out the s eries in Miami on W ednesday. Wednesday night will be o ur greatest challenge that w eve had with this group so f ar, coach Erik Spoelstra s aid. Well get their best g ames on Wednesday. And w e have to be better. If were r eal about what we want to d o, we have to beat the B oston Celtics at their best. Paul Pierce scored 27, Ray A llen had 17 and Kevin G arnett had seven points and 1 0 rebounds for Boston. R ajon Rondo, who dislocated h is left elbow Saturday night i n Game 3, played 39 minutes w ith a padded sleeve coveri ng what appeared to be a b race on his left arm, scoring James, Wade lead Heat past Celtics in OT See HEAT, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Johnny Knight made it official Tuesday morning, signing a scholarship to attend and play baseball at St. Petersburg College. Pictured, back row, left to right: Sebring principal Toni Stivender, former Blue Streak head coach Hoppy Rewis, athletic director Terry Quarles and assistant coach Buck Rapp. Front row: mother Kim Gauger, Knight, father Gene Gauger and brother Jacob Gauger. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING In taking the next step in his career, Sebring senior Johnny Knight will also be playing a part in the next step of the St. Petersburg College baseball program. Knocked for a loop by recruiting violations and being put on probation this last season, the Titans have cleaned house and are moving in a new direction under head coach Rob Francis. This past season it was predominantly walk-ons, Knights father Gene Gauger explained. The coach hand-picked this recruiting class and their whole outfield were sophomores, so hell have the opportunity to play. Francis was hired last September after serving four years as an assistant at OlMiss in the SEC. Its real exciting, to have this chance to play at a good program and get my education paid for, Knight said. Ive thought about this since back in Dixie and Ive just worked real hard and its paid off. Still a bit raw, Knight certainly has the tools and Knight now a Titan See KNIGHT, Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The long and storied coaching career of Hoppy Rewis seems to unfold in chapters, with the latest being closed earlier this week with the announcement of his resignation as the Sebring baseball head coach. In his 11 seasons at the helm, Blue Streak baseball has been an annual contender for district crowns and playoff appearances, climaxing with the Final Four appearance of his 2007 squad. The school and myself, personally, will miss Coach Rewis, Sebring athletic director Terry Quarles said. He is an institution and sets high standards both on and off the field for his players. I wish him the best and thank him for all he has done for Sebring High School. This tenure, of course, followed Rewisstoried career at Avon Park. Ten years as the Red Devil head football coach, which included consecutive state championships in 1987-88, as well as starting Avon Park softball, moving it from slow to fast pitch and reaching the playoffs for the first time in Im done coaching as a profession, Rewis sai d. Im sure Ill be voluntee ring, especially over in Hardee County. Truth be told, Ill help out wherev er my grandsons are playing. Its tough to leave, b ut then, I never thought Id be able to leave coaching foo tball, he continued. Then it turned out great with softba ll and I didnt think Id be ab le to leave those girls. I seem to do things in 10-year incr ements, so I just hope the ne xt 10 years will be as much fu n as the last 30. For his long and outstan ding service to the prep coac hing ranks, Rewis was induc ted into the Florida Athlet ic Coaches Hall of Fame in 9. But while the accolad es are well deserved, the title s, wins and overall success es arent what Rewis real ly looks back upon. Its about the kids an d seeing them succeed, he said. Not all had the tale nt to go on to college, b ut theyve all gone on and do ne End of an era Rewis steps down See REWIS, Page 3BNASCAR This Week4B
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 additional family member. Swimming lessons will also be available with four separate sessions throughout the summer for eight differents levels of instruction, ranging from Adult Beginner, Parent and Tot, Fundamentals, Introduction to Water Skills, Pre-School Aquatics, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Improvment and Refinement, Personal Water Safety and Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session I runs from June 13-24, session II from June 27-July 8, session III from July 11-22 and session IVfrom July 25August 5. Registrations will be Wednesday, May 17 from 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. and Monday May 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. Water aerobics return as well, with certified instructor Ricki Albritton, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the fir st class is Thursday, May 5. For more information, please call 47 15500, ext. 229, and leave a message f or Ms. Pat.Blue Streak Golf ClassicSEBRING The 28th Annual Bl ue Streak Golf Classic is set to tee o ff Saturday, May 7, at Sun N Lake, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Sebring Firemen, Inc., are t he major sponsor for the event which ben efits Sebring High School Athletics. Entry fee is $60 per golfer for the Fou rPerson, Flighted Scramble and includ es one mulligan, lunch, beverages, prize s, cart, greens fee, range balls and loads of fun. Among the plethora of prizes are a 5 0 widescreen plasma, HD television an d IPads courtesy of ABCAppliences as well as a Hole-In-One prize of a 20 11 Ford donated by Bill Jarrett For-Mercur y. Blue Streak Scramble rules dictate th at each team members tee shot must be us ed twice and professionals are not eligib le for hole-in-one prizes. Entry forms can be picked up at t he Sebring High School front office or at Sun N Lakes. Checks to be made payable to Sebrin g High School. For more information, call Ter ry Quarles at 471-5500.Dragon Summer HoopsLAKEPLACID Green Drago n Basketball will be holding itsannu al summer camp from June 13-17 at t he Lake Placid High School Gymnasium f or boys and girls in grades 2-8. Camp will run each day from 8 a.m. -4 p.m., with the final day ending at Noon Cost of the camp is $65 and all campe rs will receive a Dragon Basketball camp Tshirt. Campers can bring lunch or purcha se lunch items at camp concessions ea ch day. Drinks and other snacks will be ava ilable at a reasonable cost. Half-day options are also available. Call or text Linda Veley for details an d other information at 441-0299, or ema il email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Sebring Spring Game, BBQSEBRING The Blue Streaks will be holding their annual spring Blue an d White game Friday, May 20, at Firemen s Field, marking the first on-field actio n under new head coach LaVaar Scott. Along with the hits on the gridiro n, there will also be a fundraising BBQ wi th pork and chicken dinners or a pork san dwich dinner, including beans an d coleslaw, for $8 each. Also, any businesses, classes or grou ps with five or more orders, meals will be delivered for lunch the day of the game Meals can be pre-ordered with pick-u p between 4-6 p.m. on game day. Cost for the game itself is just $2, wi th no charge for parking. 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 CONFERENCEChicago 2, Atlanta 2 Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Chicago 86, Atlanta 73 Friday: Chicago 99, Atlanta 82 Sunday: Atlanta 100, Chicago 88 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 3, Boston 1 Miami 99, Boston 90 Miami 102, Boston 91 Saturday: Boston 97, Miami 81 Monday: Miami 98, Boston 90, OT 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 4, L.A. Lakers 0 Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Dallas 93, L.A. Lakers 81 Friday: Dallas 98, L.A. Lakers 92 Sunday: Dallas 122, L.A. Lakers 86 Memphis 2, Oklahoma City 2 Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102 Saturday: Memphis 101, Oklahoma City 93, OT Monday: Oklahoma City 133, Memphis 123, 3OT Wednesday, May 11, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD Friday, May 13, Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD x-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 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT Tuesday: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3 Wednesday: Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3 Boston 4, Philadelphia 0 Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Wednesday: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 Friday: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, Nashville 2 Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, OT Vancouver 3, Nashville 2, OT Vancouver 4, Nashville 2 Saturday: Nashville 4, Vancouver 3 Monday: Vancouver 2, Nashville 1 San Jose 3, Detroit 2 San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT San Jose 2, Detroit 1 San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Sunday: Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday: San Jose at Detroit, late x-Thursday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBAAMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB New York1913.594 Tampa Bay2014.588 Boston1718.486312Toronto1520.429512Baltimore1419.424512Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland2211.667 Kansas City1816.529412Detroit 1818.500512Chicago1422.389912Minnesota1221.36410 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles2016.556 Oakland1917.5281 Texas1818.5002 Seattle1619.457312___Sundays Games Detroit 5, Toronto 2 Boston 9, Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 12, Texas 5 Oakland 5, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 6, Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 2, 10 innings Mondays Games Detroit 10, Toronto 5 Boston 2, Minnesota 1, 11 innings Oakland 7, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 8, L.A. Angels 0 Tuesdays Games Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle at Baltimore, late Tampa Bay at Cleveland, late Boston at Toronto, late Oakland at Texas, late Detroit at Minnesota, late Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, late Wednesdays Games Detroit (Coke 1-5) at Minnesota (S.Baker 2-2), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 4-2) at Texas (Harrison 3-4), 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 4-3) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 2-4) at Toronto (Litsch 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 2-1), 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia2311.676 Florida2014.5883 Atlanta2016.5564 Washington1618.4717 New York1520.429812Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis2015.571 Cincinnati1916.5431 Pittsburgh1817.5142 Chicago1518.4554 Milwaukee1520.4295 Houston1322.3717 West Division WLPctGB Colorado1914.576 San Francisco1816.529112Arizona 1518.4554 Los Angeles1620.444412San Diego1421.4006 ___ Sundays Games L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Florida 8, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 4 St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 2, Chicago Cubs 0 San Diego 4, Arizona 3 San Francisco 3, Colorado 0 Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 2 Mondays Games Pittsburgh 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 Philadelphia 6, Florida 4 Cincinnati 6, Houston 1 Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3 Colorado 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Tuesdays Games L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Florida, late Washington at Atlanta, late Cincinnati at Houston, late St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, late San Diego at Milwaukee, late N.Y. Mets at Colorado, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Wednesdays Games San Diego (Stauffer 0-1) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-3), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 3-1) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-3), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-4) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-2), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-4), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-3) at Florida (Nolasco 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 2-4) at Atlanta (Hanson 4-3), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 1-4), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Galarraga 3-2) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-2), 10:15 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA New York41315113 Columbus3141386 Philadelphia4211353 Houston333121310 D.C.342111217 New England23410812 Toronto FC23410914 Chicago13471013 Sporting K.C.14141013WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles424161210 Real Salt Lake5101592 Portland431131113 Colorado43214119 Seattle334131210 FC Dallas332111010 Chivas USA2 33987 Vancouver14471114 San Jose1 425610 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Saturdays Games Real Salt Lake 1, Chivas USA 0 Toronto FC 2, Houston 1 D.C. United 0, FC Dallas 0, tie Columbus 1, Seattle FC 1, tie New England 0, Colorado 0, tie Chicago 0, Vancouver 0, tie Los Angeles 1, New York 1, tie Wednesdays Games Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended Oakland OF Josh Willingham one game and fined him an undisclosed amount after making contact with an umpire during a May 6 game at Kansas City. Willingham appealed the suspension. American League CLEVELAND INDIANSOptioned RHP Jeanmar Gomez to Columbus (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELSPlaced OF Vernon Wells on the 15-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERSDesignated OF Milton Bradley and INF-OF Ryan Langerhans for assignment. Recalled OF Carlos Peguero and OF Mike Wilson from Tacoma (PCL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESActivated RHP Joe Blanton from the 15-day DL. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERSSigned LHP Michael Anton. NORMAL CORNBELTERSPlaced OF Tim Rodriguez on the suspended list. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERSSigned LHP Eric Barrett, C Tyler Bullock, RHP Rob Hedrick and LHP Shawn Joy to contract extensions. Signed LHP Clayton Dill, 1B Matt Edgecombe, OF Joe Hage, RHP Justin Harper, OF Sean Harrell, C Trey Manz, OF Jimmy Parque, LHP Ryan Quigley and RHP Justin Robichaux. WASHINGTON WILD THINGSSigned OF Luis Rivera to a contract extension. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTSSigned LHP Paul Fagan. North American League CALGARY VIPERSSigned OF Sean Boatright. RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHITEWINGSSigned OF Antonio DeJesus. SAN ANGELO COLTSSigned 1B-OF Jon Edwards. YUMA SCORPIONSAcquired RHP Reyes Dorado from Wichita (AA) for a player to be named.FOOTBALLCanadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOSSigned QB Marc Mueller, DB David Pittman and DB Brian Logan. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERSAnnounced the retirement of WR-DB Markus Howell. Signed DL Dashawn Cassell, DL Bryant Turner, DL Jason Vega and WR Perry Floyd. United Football League HARTFORD COLONIALSSigned WR Ryan Grice-Mullen and DE Keith Grennan.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERSAcquired F Oscar Lindberg from Phoenix for C Ethan Werek. ST. LOUIS BLUESSigned F Kyle Hagel.COLLEGEBELMONTPromoted Brian Ayers to mens associate basketball coach. GEORGIAAnnounced junior RB Washaun Ealey has been granted his conditional release to transfer to another school. IOWA STATEDismissed F Calvin Godfrey from the basketball team for violating team rules. LENOIR-RHYNENamed Mike Houston football coach. MASSACHUSETTSNamed Joe Tricario special teams coordinator. MICHIGANSuspended WR Darryl Stonum indefinitely from the football team after he was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence. MISSISSIPPIFired softball coach Missy Dickerson. MISSOURIAnnounced redshirt freshman QB Tyler Gabbert is leaving the school. MOUNT UNIONAnnounced the addition of mens and womens lacrosse programs. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 3B 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 Sun N Lake. 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 drawing, Adidas Closest to the Pin, Long Drive contest, Beat the Webber Golfer and a putting contest to win a flat screen television. All proceeds go to benefit Webbers Athletic Department. For more information, contact Bill Heath at 5283775, HeathWL@webber.edu ; Tim Desmarteau at (352) 267-7619. DesmarteauTJ@webber.ed u or Steve Rassel at 6381431, ext. 3114, RasselSE@webber.edu. Webber Golf Outing 10 with five assists. The Celtics would need to win three in a row two of them in Miami to have a chance to defend their Eastern Conference championship. These are those moments. I look forward to it, Allen said. Everybody on this team, we know what to do. We cant talk about it; we just have to put our best foot forward. Its not easy. It just makes it that much more special if were able to do it. Boston has reached the NBAfinals in two of the last three seasons, both times knocking James and the Cavaliers out along the way. The Celtics eliminated the Heat in the first round last year, one round after knocking Cleveland out and sending James on the journey that landed him in Miami. In all, Wade had lost 11 straight regular-season and playoff games in Boston. James had lost 13 of 15, including the one that ended his Cleveland career. I havent had much success in this building, James said. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to just come out and do whatever it took. Boston took an 84-81 lead with 2:28 left after back-toback 3-pointers by Delonte West and Allen, but James hit a 3 to tie it and then made a left-handed lay-in with 48 seconds to play to give Miami an 86-84 lead. Pierce drove to the basket to tie it, but James lost control of the ball while he was dribbling down the clock. Allen went for it and was bumped by James Jones, giving Boston the ball out of bounds with 19.5 seconds left and the game tied at 86. Pierce got the ball, waited out the clock and then took a high-arcing fallaway jumper in the final seconds that rimmed out as time expired. The Celtics scored just four points in overtime, shooting 1 for 6 and making four of their 18 turnovers. Garnett started things off by throwing the ball away, and then James made a fallaw ay jumper as the shot clo ck expired to give Miami an 88-86 lead. Allen missed, Bo sh dunked at the other en d, West missed a 3-pointer an d then James drew a chargin g foul on Pierce. After anoth er Boston turnover, Wa de made a 2-pointer with h is foot on the 3-point arc to give Miami a 92-86 le ad with 2 minutes left in ove rtime. We just had poor exec ution down the stretch , Pierce said. It just carri ed into overtime, it seem ed like. We feel like tonight w e beat ourselves. One game after the Hea ts Big Three combined for ju st 44 points, they provid ed almost all the offense. N o one else had more than fo ur points, and the Heats ben ch totaled just seven. The 83 total points is ti ed for ninth-most by the B ig Three, and their 84.7 pe rcent of total team points is the second-highest percen tage of the season, accordin g to STATS LLC. Continued From 1B a thletic ability to make big s trides as he continues to g row. Hes still growing, r ecently resigned Sebring h ead coach Hoppy Rewis s aid. He is an amazing athl ete with all the tools. Hell b e a better player in college a nd beyond than he was in h igh school. His senior season numbers w ere solid, if unspectacular, w ith some key signs within t he stats. Such as an on-base perc entage a little more than 100 points higher than his batting average, showing a good eye and plate discipline. And anyone seeing the speed that allowed him to score from second on a ground out, the astonishing power when he squares it up, or the rocket arm that can throw a strike to home from right field, knows the talent just waiting to be honed. Were just real proud, Gauger said. For him to have this opportunity, all those trips to Max Long and around the state with travel ball and showcases, have been well worth it. Continued From 1B Knight heading for St. Pete t hings. To see them come back, w ith their kids, thats the b enefit of longevity, to see t hem over and over and see t hem give back to the comm unity. And while those kids had t he benefit of Rewispassion a nd drive to help them succ eed, he realizes the toll the p rofession can take as he l ooks ahead to his next chapt er. Theres a lot of things I c an do better than I have the l ast 37 years, he said. There have been times w here I wasnt a real good s on, husband or father. So I c an work on that and thatll take up a lot of my time. Astate champion as a player for Avon Park baseball and state runner up as a Red Devil football player, Rewis took from his experiences as a student-athlete and spent the last five decades passing that along to generations of the Heartlands own. They say the mark of a great man is to leave a place better than when he got there. Rewis has certainly done that three times over and Highlands County is forever grateful. Continued From 1B Heat take 3-1 series lead News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Hoppy Rewis has kept watch over Highlands County student-athletes at three stops for over 30 years. Rewis leaves long, proud legacy Theres a lot of things I can do b etter than I have the last 37 years.HOPPYREWIS GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekDARLINGTON, S.C. Chevys owned by Richard Childress have won eight times at Darlington Raceway, but all eight out of a total of nine were won by the late Dale Earnhardt, who last won at the track in 1994. One of Childress current drivers, Jeff Burton, has two Darlington victories, but both occurred while driving a Jack Roush-owned Ford in 1999. With no disrespect to any other race track, Daytona is the centerpiece of our sport, but, Darlington, to me, has the most historic meaning of anywhere we go, said Burton. There are no fluke winners at Darlington. When I come here, I look at it as a huge challenge because I know that if I operate at 100 percent of my capability and my cars capability, well get the best finish we can. If Im at 97 percent, then were not. That extra 3 percent at Darlington gets you something. Mystery remains Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was released from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., where doctors determined he was suffering from an inflammatory condition termed neither life-threatening [nor] career-ending by Dr. Brian Crum, a neurologist. By any measure, the details remain sketchy. Though Baynes condition has improved, no schedule has been determined for his return to the Wood Brothers No. 21 the team skipping Darlington and will skip Dover and the No. 16 entry in the Nationwide Series. Chris Buescher drove the car in Darlingtons Royal Purple 200. End justifies the screams Kurt Busch grudgingly admitted that his colorful performance on Richmond scanners was a bit much, but almost in the same breath he claimed berating his team on public airwaves brought results. It wasnt the best forum to go out there on a Saturday night and talk about things, he said of the tirade. Weve just, in my mind, seen things deteriorate, and Ive held it in, held it in and it wasnt the right spot to do so. Uh, not hold it in, that is. Now that people are listening, I think were going to do some good strides and try to advance it. Best of Tony Stewart, Darlington edition The only thing that feels different is that everybody, still, every May, asks me about Indy. Then why is it different? If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to email@example.com Winning at Darlington Raceway means membership in one of NASCARs more exclusive clubs. Most Darlington winners wind up winning at other tracks, too. One of NASCARs great ironies is that Tony Stewart, who has nished second six times at Talladega, crossed the nish line second in the only race hes won there. The driver who took the checkered ag rst on that Sunday in 2008? Regan Smith, who was penalized for driving under the yellow line. The Talladega incident meant that Smith really was due. Nothing calmed down on the have at it, boys front. Quite the opposite, in fact. With Dover up next, it appears as if the sport is being brought to a boil. When NASCAR announced its no harm/no foul approach, some drivers said they appreciated being treated like adults. The result seems more similar to boys will be boys. Another familiar comment was that such matters are best handled on the track. How about on pit road? Or in the NASCAR transporter? It doesnt matter whats going on at the front of the pack. Theres always something to watch at Darlington. TV cannot adequately convey its simple majesty. From this perspective, Dover may be the most underrated track on the circuit in terms of quality of racing. The concrete banking is pulse-quickening. Have you noticed, all of a sudden, that there seem to be more crashes in Sprint Cup than Nationwide? Darlington requires patience, and few drivers had it. Whos hot: Regan Smith pulled off the seasons second historic upset, yet hes still 27th in points. ... Brad Keselowski, one position higher, nished third at Darlington. Whos not: Things could hardly get worse for Jeff Burton, who fell to 24th in Sprint Cup points. ... Paul Menard fell to 18th in the standings. Burton V E R S U SFirst these two rivals clashed in the final laps of the Showtime Southern 500. Then, after the race, Harvick attempted to take a poke at Busch, who was still in his Toyota. Busch pulled away and bumped Harvicks unattended Chevy, which then coasted into the pit wall. Harvick pursed Busch, and the obligatory ruckus ensued before both drivers paid a behind-closed-doors visit to the NASCAR transporter. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: In the have at it, boys era of law enforcement (or lack thereof), it appears as if things may be getting a bit out of hand.KEVIN HARVICK VS. KYLE BUSCH WhIhIlktit Childress winless at Darlington since Dale Sr. By Monte DuttonNASCAR This Week DARLINGTON, S.C. Twice Regan Smith has crossed a Sprint Cup finish line first. At Darlington Raceway, it finally counted. Theres no need to dredge back up 2008, when Smith was penalized at the end of a race at Talladega credited to Tony Stewart. Besides, Smith said hed rather win the Southern 500 anyway. Whats the use of living in the past? Whats the use of letting old wounds fester? This isnt a knock on Talladega at all, but I would trade [it all] for one win in the Southern 500, said Smith in the wee hours of Sunday morning. This is so special. We were looking at the names and faces on the trophy. You think about it. My face is going to be right there next to these guys, and its going to be there forever. You cant change that. It certainly means a lot to me. Some races go to the guy in the fastest car. Others go to the guy who plays his cards right. Darlington isnt a rabbit. No one pulls it out of a hat. Strategy staying out while others pitted put Smith in position, but when the field went to the post for the final time, Smiths betting line was about the same as a horse named Animal Kingdom earlier in the day. Carl Edwards couldnt catch him. Enough said. Smith drives a relatively plain black Chevy headquartered in Denver, Colo., in the only sport where the most important Denver (at least until Saturday night) was in North Carolina. Its No. 78, for gosh sakes. Thats like an outfielder wearing, uh, No. 78. The odds are still long, but things are looking up. Smiths still starring in Mission: Impossible. For his next task, which he chooses to accept, he has to prove that a in the 10th race is more significant than the 24.4 average of the first nine. Any win is special, said Smith. This one is even more special. To get the first one here Its certainly a big deal. We survived and we won. Thats the way it works at Darlington.Mr. Smith Tames DarlingtonFurniture Row driver bests Edwards amid wreck-filled raceJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekRegan Smiths season became so much better Saturday night after winning the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Smith now hopes he can keep that momentum through the rest of the season, as he had a 24.4 average finish in the first nine Cup races this season. REGAN SMITH SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 78 FURNITURE ROW CHEVROLETSoon, Daytona Will Be Around The CornerThink its too soon to be thinking about the 2012 Daytona 500? Well, its not too soon to buy tickets. They go on sale on May 14 (www.daytonainternationalspeedway. com) and, for the first time, children 12 and under are eligible for half-price tickets on the Superstretch, which is the tracks term for its back straight. Call 1-800-PITSHOP. Harvick Kyle Busch This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.Tag Team Racing And Knowing Your Points SystemDear NASCAR This Week, Ill play the devils advocate, considering the double-trouble tango. Its obvious the pusher has very little chance of winning the race. Im wondering if the drivers being pushed will some day, or ever, return the favors? It looked like Johnsons left side tires dropped down below the yellow line (out of bounds). Id like to see an overhead replay of the Talladega finish. Roy Norton Boonville, Ind. Two points: (1.) we prefer the term tag-team racing, and (2.) regarding Johnson, it depends on whether the actual line was in bounds or out, and thats a judgment NASCAR enjoys making without explanation. Dear NASCAR This Week, Im a rather new viewer to NASCAR and racing. Please explain the new points system for me again. Alan Johnson Somerset, Pa. OK, here goes. In each race, the winner gets 43 points, and 43rd place gets one. In other words, one less point per position. A driver gets three bonus points for winning, one for leading a lap and one for leading the most laps. At the end of the first 26 races, the top 10 drivers automatically make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and the final two spots go to the two drivers with the most victories outside the top 10 but inside the top 20. When the Chase begins, the order of the standings is realigned on the basis of wins, as in the past. Banking in straights9 Banking in turns 1-424Distance:............... ........1-mile oval Length of frontstretch:. ...1,076 ft. Length of backstretch:. ...1,076 ft. Miles/Laps:.....400 mi. = 400 laps May 15Oct. 2PIT ROADTURN1TURN2TURN3TURN4FINISH STARTDOVER DATA DOVER DATA Race: FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1.0 mi.), 400 laps/miles. When: Sunday, May 15. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge, 161.522 mph, June 4, 2004. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 132.719 mph, Sept. 21, 1997. Last week: Regan Smith, after taking the lead when other contenders pitted, held off Carl Edwards to claim his first official Sprint Cup victory in Darlingtons Showtime Southern 500. Smiths Furniture Row team is based in Denver. Race: 5-Hour Energy 200 Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1.0 mi.), 200 laps/ miles. When: Saturday, May 14. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Kyle Busch, Toyota, 158.228 mph, May 15, 2010. Race record: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 130.152 mph, May 30, 1998. Last week: Kyle Busch put his No. 18 Toyota in victory lane for the fifth time this season, leaving him one shy of Mark Martins all-time record of 49 series victories. Teammate Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by Elliott Sadler. Race: Lucas Oil 200 Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1.0 mi.), 200 laps/ miles. When: Friday, May 13. Last years winner: Aric Almirola, Toyota. Qualifying record: David Starr, Chevy, 157.577 mph, June 2, 2005. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 120.200 mph, June 2, 2006. Last race: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, claimed yet another victory at Nashville, his second of the season and 26th in the series. Busch uncharacteristically skipped the race at Darlington, giving Kasey Kahne a chance to win driving Buschs No. 18 car.SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupFedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks, 1 p.m., SundayNationwide Series5-Hour Energy 200, 2 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesLucas Oil 200, 8:30 p.m., Friday AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Series Pts.1. Carl Edwards 378 2. Jimmie Johnson 23 3. Kyle Busch 39 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 47 5. Kevin Harvick 50 6. Ryan Newman 61 7. Tony Stewart 65 8. Kurt Busch 72 9. Clint Bowyer 81 10. Matt Kenseth 83 11. A.J. Allmendinger 91 12. Greg Biffle 92Nationwide Series1. Jason Allgaier 346 2. Elliott Sadler 5 3. Jason Leffler 15 4. Reed Sorenson 18 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 24 6. Aric Almirola 42 7. Kenny Wallace 66 8. Brian Scott 74 9. Trevor Bayne 86 10. Steve Wallace 92Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 187 2. Timothy Peters -3 3. Matt Crafton 4 4. Ron Hornaday Jr. 5 5. Cole Whitt 12 6. Austin Dillon 24 7. Todd Bodine 39 8. Clay Rogers 43 9. Max Papis 45 10. Parker Kligerman 51 Keselowski Bayne Kurt Busch
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 5B COMMUNITYCALENDAR T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update the N ews-Sunon any changes in t his listing by calling 385-6155, e xt. 516; send any changes by e -mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; o r mail them to News-Sun C ommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 2 7 South, Sebring, FL33870.WEDNESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics a nd Dysfunctional Families. N ew Life Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. Call 4 46-0461. For details on the o rganization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE Bereavement S upport Group meets the seco nd Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed ( Addiction and Mental Health) S upport Group meets the seco nd and fourth Monday of the m onth from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at F lorida Hospital Sebring, C onference Room 1. Qi-Gong to f ollow at 7 p.m. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday of t he month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Southern Lifestyle A ssisted Living of Lake Placid, 1 297 U.S. 27 North. BALANCE Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental Illness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. with Qi-Gong to follow at 2 :45 p.m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge Club) p lays duplicate games at 12:30 p .m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., S ebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p .m. at Sebring Recreation C enter to play bridge. Call S andra Yates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New dances t aught every other week. Call 6 55-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details call 6554 007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, Cracker T rail Elementary School, S ebring. Call 385-6826 or 4652 228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-8507347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic Safety Committee meets 10 a.m., conference room 3, Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring, second Wednesday. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 3822208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main Ave. Call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. Call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. second Thursday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members homes. Phone 452-1927. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club) plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. Calll 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Founders Hall Activities Room at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. Call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal firstname.lastname@example.org.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. Call Mary McClelland, 452-0006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-8507347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. Calll 471-9829. Highlands County 9-12 Project meets from 5-7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of each month at Beef OBradys. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. Calll 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004, meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula SeventhDay Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. Call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. Calll Dan or Nell Sherman a t 465-2481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome Call Ray Fisch, 402-2296. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladie s Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membershi p is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals avail able for special events. Call 385 9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM hold their meetings, starting wit h a meal at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting following at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. All Master Masons in good standin g are welcome to attend. Visiting Brothers from outside the imme diate area are especially welcomed. The lodge is located a t 1809 Home Ave. (corner of Sebring Parkway and Home Ave.) Call Mike Byers, Secretary, at 453-0594 or Don Cains, Worshipful Master, at 471-2078. www.sebringlodge249fandam.u s Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Bee f franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highland s Hammock State Park Recreatio n Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elk s Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-9165 fo r details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m. Calll 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo a t 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental i llness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a ment al illness 6 days a week from 11a m to 3 pm. all Wendy at 382-202 2.
Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS LAKE PLACID T hursday evening, April 28, w e had our carry-in dinner. The c ost was $1 and everyone b rought a variety of delicious f oods. We had 38 attend the m eal. Marilyn Cromer and her v olunteers were in charge of t he table settings and the spring d ecorations in the clubhouse. Monday, May 2, we had our c oed morning gathering. Our c offee makers were David and L aura Bailie and our emcee w as Peggy Sue Teague. Peggy a sked for a show of hands for r esidents that will be leaving. K en and Marilyn Bigham are l eaving New York state and J ames and Paula Bannister are h eading back to New York s tate also. Marge Kirk is heading back to Indiana. All welcomed new residents Joyce and Jerry Ranes from Ohio who just purchased a home on Belle Tower. Peggy then introduced George Susco, our park manager, who told the residents that he and his staff have been skimming the pool each night and early morning to get rid of the love bugs, which seem to be out of control this year. If you are headed back north, please leave your address where you can be reached in case of emergency with Lynn at the office. Video surveillance cameras are being installed and overhead fans will also be installed. He wished all who were leaving a safe trip home and enjoy your summer. We look forward to your return to Tropical Harbor. Peggy Sue then asked our Sunshine Reporter, Carol Noel for a list of residents who are in need of our thoughts and prayers while in the hospital. Carol began by telling the residents that Rosemary Dankert has passed away. She and her husband Dick lived in Tropical Harbor for many years before moving to a Masons retirement facility. Next, we were told that Bartlett Wahls father passed away in Michigan. Others on the sick list are: Patti Flount, Kevin, childs mother Sherrill Landis is in the hospital in Ohio; Donna Dixson having eye surgery; Burt Pritchett is home following shoulder surgery; Shirley Rose injured her foot. Please sign the thinking of you sheets she has placed on the table. Carol Noel told the group that they will not be having the Military Soup and Sandwich this year but they will be having a Memorial-Day picnic type dinner on Monday, May 30 beginning at 5 p.m. The cost will be the same as the Military Soup and Sandwich, the $5 will still be used for our troops. The Red Hatters will be going to the Tower Airport Restaurant on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m. (Please Note: This is a correction, NOTSaturday, May 14.) Peggy asked for a piano player as she read the names of residents who are celebrating their birthday the week of May 2-9. Virginia Tharp volunteered to play the piano and lead us in song. We all sang to Ralph Weber who was in the audience. Carolyn and John Reece were present for their 30th wedding anniversary and all sang to them as well. Peggy thanked Virginia for her participation. Tuesday, May 3, we had ladies coffee. Our emcee was Marilyn Cromer and coffee was made by Judy Muise and Carolyn Reece. We had 15 ladies present. Marilyn asked Carol Noel for a Sunshine report. The list is the same as reported on Monday. Carol asked all to sign the thinking of you sheets that she has placed on the table. Next Carol told about the Memorial Day picnic which will replace the Soup and Sandwich usual Sunday dinner. So circle your calendar and plan to attend the Memorial Day picnic with your friends. The committee will purchase the meat and condiments and everything else that goes with the picnic; however, they are asking volunteers to make potato salad, or desserts. They will have a list of foods y ou might like to bring. The cost is $5 and all proceeds. Paula Bannister was prese nt and she reported that the Rel ay for Life committed achieved its goal. We are proud of the com mittee and its residents th at contributed towards its su ccess. As of this date, Tropic al Harpers committee turned in $4,044. They also won the ed ucational message. Marily n Cromer discussed the worke rs who volunteered as street ca ptains in the event of approac hing hurricanes. She and Ma ry Sue Willeke will bring t he information in so new residen ts will have an idea where th ey can go or where they can go or where they can take their pe ts. Before ending the program Arlene Clouston read a lit tle story Better Than a Ro lls Royce. Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 7B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Maricelis AyalaMaritza and David Ayala, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Mariceliz at 8;47 a.m., on Monday, May 5, 2011. Maricelis weighed 8 pounds, and measured 21 inches on length. Maternal grandparents are Ismael and Margaritza Monzon of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are David Ayala Sr. and Francisco Sierra. Lillian BryantAmy and Kevin Bryant, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Lillian Marie at 10:54 a.m., on April 29, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical School, Sebring. Lillian weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 16.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Susan Dochniak of Palm Beach Gardens and Steve Madray of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Penny Bryant and Steve Bryant, both of Avon Park.Ronald Cleveland IVShannon and Trey Cleveland, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Ronald Clyde IVat 8:34 p.m., on May 3, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Ronald weighed 7 pounds, 11.5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Londa Fassler Paternal grandparents are Ron and Debbie Cleveland.Richard Cormier IVGina and Richard Cormier III, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Richard Ernest IVat 9:33 p.m., on April 27, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Richard weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Julie Giordano. Paternal grandparents are Jean Cormier and Richard Cormier of Sebring.Bentley FredericksSamantha Birdsall and Jeremy Fredericks, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Bentley David at 11:48 a.m., on May 3, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Bentley weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richey and Shelley and Robbie Sullivan of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Kim Fredericks.Alyssa LambrightNatasha and Jeremiah Lambright, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Alyssa May at 3:09 a.m., on April 29, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Alyssa weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and mea sured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Barbara Fritz of Sebrin g and Gregory Koogler of Huber Heights, Ohio. Paternal grandparents ar e Vealda and Wayne Lambright of Avon Park.Stephen LankfordEva and Nathan Lankford, of Sebring, announce the birth of a so n, Stephen Olavi at 7:58 p.m ., on May 6, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Stephen weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and mea sured 21.5 inches in length Maternal grandparents are Esa and Sade Ontermack. Paternal grandparents ar e John and Sandy Lankford.Ean McNameeBrandy Landers of Lake Placid and Vinnie McNamee of Sebring, announce the birth of a so n, Ean Patrick at 5:03 a.m., o n May 2, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medica l Center, Sebring. Ean weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Cox of Sarasota Richard Landers of Lake Placid. Paternal gradnparents ar e Vince and Michelle McNamee of Sebring. CELEBRATIONS Births Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Courtesy photo Meals on Wheels Avon Park Inc. welcomed new board members at their annual meeting. Pictured Paul Devlin, president; John Sliwicki, Kari McGrath, Ruby Ewing, Donna Vinson, Peggy Schilling, Terry Gooch and John Jeffo. Not pictured Forrest Hilton, Gloria Gaut, Rev. Jon Beck and Father Nicholas McLoughlin. Meals on Wheels Avon Park volunteers deliver hot lunches to the elderly, low income, and homebound, five days a week. For more information call 443-1191. Courtesy photo Paul Devlin, president of Meals on Wheels Avon Park Inc., receives an American f lag flown over the United States Capitol from Sherry McCorkle, Congressman T om Rooneys field representative. The flag is being raffled by Meals on Wheels. T ickets are available for $5 each by calling 443-ll91. Drawing will be on May 30. Meals on Wheels elects new board Courtesy photo Former Avon Park Noon Rotary president Dan Johnson (left) presents a signed Greg Norman photograph to current club president Dr. Dennis Mungall to celebrate Mungall turning 60 years old. Happy birthday Courtesy photo South Florida Community Colleges (SFCC) Division of Applied Sciences and Technologies held the ninth annual Chili Cook-off at the Highlands Campus as a benefit for the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life being held in Avon Park on May 7-8. The proceeds were split and presented to the two SFCC Relay for Life teams (from left) SFCCs Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) chapter president Keith Loweke, coordinator, risk management; Rachelle Roman, president, International Student Organization (ISO); Ralene Graham, team captain, Nursing Relay for Life Team; Natalia Terreros, team co-captain, Phi Theta Kappa, ISO, and AFC Relay for Life Team; and Kevin Brown, dean, Applied Sciences and T echnologies. The February cook-off raised $618 for the cause. Chili Cook-off aids Relay for Life NEWS-SUN 385-6155
Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo More than 80 riders enjoyed the ninth Annual Trail Ride to benefit Heartland Horses and Handicapped at the El Clair Ranch in Zolfo Springs. Special to the News-SunZOLFO SPRINGSHeartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. held its ninth Annual Trail R ide April 29-May 1, the fourth in memory of f ounder and friend Sandy Kuhn. The ride was c o-sponsored by the Putnam family and the F lorida Cracker Trail Association, and took p lace at the Putnams beautiful El Clair R anch in Zolfo Springs. More than 80 riders enjoyed camping on t he beautiful property and an amazing trail r ide, led by Trail Boss Brian Fielder, beginn ing April 30. Riders and their families, spons ors and board members enjoyed a fantastic c hicken and rib dinner prepared by Ed Perry C atering and then joined in the live auction to p urchase some great items to support the prog ram. Later that evening, everyone was entert ained by the band Ransom from Highlands C ounty. Sponsors of the event included Putnam G roves, The Florida Cracker Trail A ssociation, Anderson Animal Clinic, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Fraternal Order Eagles Auxiliary, Fraternal Order Eagles 4240, Hardee County Disposal, Inc., Johns On Wheels, Mosaic, Chad D. McWaters Highlands County Farm Bureau and Sebring Noon Kiwanis. The ride was a huge success. The weather was beautiful, there was a breeze all weekend and the love bugs were minimal. Everyone had a great time and through the hard work and generosity of all those that attended, nearly $9,500 was raised to allow the work of the program to continue. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides physical interaction, exercise and education through the use of horses to children and adults who are physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged. All services are provided to our clients completely free. For more information, call 452-0006, visit the Web site at www.heartlandhorses.org or find the organization on Facebook. Putnam Ride helps Heartland Horses & Handicapped continue TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING The May 4 meeting of TOPS FL487, Sebring had eight TOPS and five KOPS giving the pledges. Best Loser was Judy Phillips. Ginna Meissner has had the Mystery Gift two weeks with two weeks to go. Sharon Flaherty found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. Yes-Yeses are portion control, veggies, healthy snacks, and think before you eat. There were eight winners of 40 cents in the 25-cent contest and Ginna Meissner won $1.30 in the 10-cent contest. Awardss for April: Div. 3 winner was Judy Phillips; Pat Carfield was honored for achieving goal and KOPS graduate; renewal charms went to Carol DeArmitt and Lorraine Thompson. Sharon Flahertys program on The Eat Right Rainbow and a game of Food Bingo"was enjoyed by all. For information on TOPS and the chapter call 3827716 or 385-3155.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING The Club meets every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. All new members and any visitors who may be interested in losing weight are welcome Weigh-in begins at 2:10 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m The meeting begins at 3:3 0 and lasts approximately on e hour. Call 863-659-1019. The past week, Biggest Losers were Linda Hall an d Susan Caldwell and Dorothy Van Howe received an award for hav ing lost four weeks in a row. The club welcomed Ruth back after having been ill for some time. After discussing matters the meeting was adjourned with the usual Hand in Hand. Snapshots Courtesy pho to On May 3, the Lake Placid Elks Lodge installed its 2011-12 Lady officers (front row from left), corresponding secretary Dolly Coffey, treasurer Eileen Glanzel, recording secretary Peg Murray, Lady President Vicci Grant, first vice president Carolyn Pappalardo, second vice president Geri Russo; (back row from left) parliamentarian Gail Sansoussi, advisory board second year and historian Sally Kinsey, member at lodge Sandy Pelski, advisory board third year Marge Holbrook, advisory board first year Suzanne Krueger, and member at large Sandy Pelski. Not pictured, chaplain Evelyn Clough. Cheryl Jonovic, outgoing Lady President, presented Certificate of Appreciations in recognition of support to her committee and officers and also awarded Pam Rosenberg the Lady Officer of the Year. LP Elks install Lady officers Courtesy photo GFWC Womans Club of Sebring member Pat Gangemi displays a delicious Jewish Apple Cake she baked as her contribution to the groups first Tasters Luncheon on April 2. More than 100 people attended and enjoyed over 30 delicious homemade entries that were available for sampling. T he event consisted of lunch, dessert, beverage and a cookbook containing the recipes of the days dishes. The group has decided to make this successful event an annual affair. Courtesy pho to The Heart of Highland Sweet Adelines Show Chorus held their Installation of Officers for 2011-2012 at the Island View Restaurant in Sebring. The installation was conducted by Kip Kisson, a member of the chorus. Officers include (from left) Ann Heppenheimer, secretary; Gail Johnson, vice president; Ida Di Stefano, president; and Barbara Jones, treasurer. Not pictured are board members Tina Altic, Teresa Korn, Barbara Pratt and Maureen Raymond. The group gathers at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Avon Park Rotary, 20 S. Verona Ave. New members are always welcome. For information, call 452-1927, 382-1269, or 699-0743. Call Maureen Raymond, business manager, 699-1288, to schedule a performance. Sweet Adelines install officers CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: TheNews-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a selfaddressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the NewsSun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to theNews-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail 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. Tasters Luncheon Did YouKNOW?70 DOES NOT ALWAYSMEAN 70Remember that speed limits show the fastest speed you may drive under good conditions. You are responsible for adjusting your driving speed to the road conditions. For example, if the weather is bad or there is a lot of traffic, you must drive more slowly than the posted speed. The safe speed is the one that allows you to have complete control of your vehicle. Florida Standard Speed Limits Municipal Speed Areas. . . .30 Business or Residential Areas. . .30 Rural Interstate Limited. . . .70 Limited Access Highways .......70 All Other Roads and Highways. . .55* School Zone. . . . . . .20 *The 55 MPH maximum speed limit is still in effect in Florida except where otherwise posted. Speed limits are 70 MPH on some rural interstate highways. Speed limits may be changed on other multi-lane highways. Drivers should not assume because the area appears to be rural, the limit is 70 MPH. Observe and obey the posted speed signs as there may be frequent changes from area to area along the selected roads and highways.SPEEDLIMITS
Metro ServicesThanks to rising obesity l evels, doctors and health offic ials are warning individuals t o slim down. But those e mbracing their current size s till need to shop for clothing. S ome retailers are realizing it c ould mean big business if t hey make a few tweaks for t he plus-sizedmarket. Its hard to ignore the cons ensus that the general public i s getting heavier. Doctors and o ther experts warn about obes ity statistics and blame them o n everything from sedentary l ifestyles to the increased cons umption of fast foods. W hatever the case behind the growing public, the fact r emains that there are millions o f average women out there w ho have to dress themselves. U nfortunately, many women f ind the offerings for the plus-sized market are not as d iverse or as available as t hose for women who are s maller sizes. The average American and C anadian woman wears a d ress size between 12 and 14, y et these sizes are often in s hort supply for mainstream r etailers. Also, larger sizes are o ften buried in the back of s tores and labeled plus or womens. This can make it o ff-putting for shoppers. Some shoppers feel the clothing should be renamed as real size considering the average size of shoppers or not given a different term at all. According to reports published in Womens Wear Daily, the New York industry newspaper for all things fashion, despite size 14 being the average size for the American woman, its actually the least purchased size for many manufacturers. Why does this occur? There are a number of theories. Some believe that women who used to be a smaller size and have gained weight after a child or through aging may not be ready to accept that their size 8 or 10 is now a 12 or 14. Therefore, they settle for items that already exist in their wardrobes or opt for clothing with ambiguous sizes, like large or extralarge. The size 14 jeans and tops are ignored. Other hypotheses state that the relative style and availability of plus-sized clothing makes shopping for these items a cause of stress for women. Certain retailers do no carry sizes above a certain number. For example, when browsing online at Hollister Co., women can select pants and shorts sizes only up to 11. Women have to look elsewhere for clothing that can fit larger sizes. These stores may not be perceived as trendy or as current as others. Cost is another big factor. Plus-size clothing typically costs more, whether it is purchased in a store that specializes in larger-sized clothes or a department store that offers a wide variety of sizes. Thats because larger clothing requires more fabric and different manufacturing techniques. Machines that produce smaller sizes may not be able to accommodate larger sizes. Some of these manufacturing costs can be passed on to consumers. Its also a matter of supply and demand. Because the demand is high and the availability low, plus-sized retailers can essentially charge what they want. According to a report by The New York Times, the standard clothing sizes are fitting fewer and fewer people and sales are declining as a result. From April 2009 to April 2010, the plus-size market increased 1.4 percent while overall womens apparel declined 0.8 percent, according to NPD, a market research group. Recognizing this, some clothing retailers are re-evaluating their plussized offerings, attempting to make them more available or more trendy. Retail giant Target unveiled its Pure Energy line last summer, which offers contemporary styles for the plus-sized shoppers, and other retailers are thinking about whether they should switch plus-sized clothing from being only available online to being back in retail spaces. Metro ServicesBecoming a mother can be one of the m ost selfless and loving gestures a w oman makes. In the course of bringi ng new life into the world, a woman e xperiences a host of physical and e motional changes, some of which may b e long-lasting and undesired. The body undergoes many transform ations while pregnant. Woman must s acrifice some control over their bodies t hroughout a pregnancy, a sacrifice m ost are not accustomed to. There are a number of things that t ake place that can surprise the average p erson. Heres a look at some of them.Mood swingsPregnancy brings with it great horm onal changes as the body manufacture rs the chemical messengers necessary t o transform an egg into full-formed h uman being. It is common to experie nce mood swings as a result of these f luctuating hormones. One moment a w oman may want to cry while the other s he is overjoyed. Mood swings are o ften the butt of jokes regarding pregn ant women.Change in bra sizeIn addition to swelling breasts, t hanks to progesterone and estrogen l evels, a pregnant womans rib cage a ctually can expand. Thats because the l ungs need to take in more oxygen to a ccommodate both Mom and baby. As a result, it may be necessary to be r esized for a bra several times.Hair changesWomen may find hair grows faster d uring pregnancy. This can once again b e attributed to hormones in addition to t he prenatal vitamins most women are u rged to take. Also, hair may grow on u nwanted places, like breasts and the b elly.Skin discolorationHormones may cause the skin to prod uce more pigment, and not necessarily i n even tones. Women may experience t he mask of pregnancy, which is u neven pigmentation on the face. Other a reas of the body can become blotchy o r darker. On the bright side, pregnancy i s known to stimulate extra blood flow, w hich can produce the side effect of r osier skin and the pregnancy glow. W idening hipsAwomans hips will widen to a ccommodate the baby during delivery. T his is called pelvic separation. In a ddition, the joints and ligaments may l oosen and the back might be more susc eptible to injury. So women should use caution when lifting. Also, while the looser ligaments and widened hips may firm up and return to their original position over time, some women find their pelvis may never return to its exact pre-pregnancy shape. That could mean accepting a new and permanent pant size.IncontinenceWhile a new mom is changing her babys diaper, she may need to wear one of her own. Thats because pressure and strain to the pelvic area can compromise the pelvic floor muscles that staunch and start the flow of urine. This may improve over time, or Kegel exercises can be done to strengthen the area again.Larger feetSwelling and fluid collection often cause the feet to become larger. This may remedy itself postpartum. Some women simply find their feet are larger for the duration.Hair lossAfter giving birth, a womans hair actually may fall out or change in texture. Its not uncommon for wavy hair to turn straight. While there are many uncomfortable and undesirable physical and emotional changes that take place upon becoming a mother, the ultimate reward is a beautiful child who will soon adore his or her Mommy. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 9B STRAPBARGAINSLOP COUSINAGELIMITEIRE WORSTNIGHTMARECOMETRU ANTEATERIMPKNOTT TEESCALFINEEDHELP THESOUTHPOLERROR SAMOASEABEDALUMNI ENTRYLEVELJOAFTSADZ LOOTSAER STATATOE MGMHASTDISCWITSEND BOTTOMOFTHECLAS STEEPLEITSYLEANSON PIXYARKSVETDELAY ANOESSAABJECTPOVERT RETINTACTIONROADS TAINTABSOLUTEZER ARCHRIVALRITZDUMA PEELEEONATTHETOP THERESNOWHERETOGOBUTU ARTIAGLIMMERPIERRE PESTEASYONEFRANS PUZZLESOLUTIONS Apetty thief was in court. He complained of kleptomania. He told the judge and jury he had always taken something for it. Motherhood can be the ultimate selfless gesture Metro Services Brining a child into the world can put the mother through some difficult changes. WOMENTODAY Plus sized may actually be real sized Metro ServicesWomen have long gone to great lengths to change the texture of their hair. Those with straight hair will curl and perm to achieve wavy locks, while individuals with a mane of curls often desire sleekness not easily achieved without blow-drying and processing. Women who have been undergoing popular treatments to enjoy straight, sleek hair may be realizing some serious, unwanted side effects as a result. For some time now, women have been flocking to area salons to undergo straightening treatments that promise long-lasting results in minimal time. One of the more popular names is the Brazilian Blowout, a professional smoothing solution, purported to have been developed by style specialists in Brazil. Treatments like the blowout made headlines for a time thanks to the dramatic results they provided for women with curly, kinky or overly frizzy hair. In about 90 minutes, a customer can walk out of a salon with pristine straight hair that lasts up to 3 months. However, recent news regarding these products has been less than stellar. Certain individuals began experiencing negative health effects, possibly attributable to the salon processes. The controversy surrounds the formaldehyde that is contained in the product. While reformulations now tout that these straightening treatments are formaldehyde-free, experts say that they really do contain formaldehyde, just small, safe levels. But what constitutes safe? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that .2 percent of formaldehyde is allowed in toiletry and co smetic products as a prese rvative. The Orego n Occupational Safety & Health Administration h as tested Brazilian Blowo ut and other similar produc ts, like Keratin Complex b y U.S. brand Coppola, an d has found that some conta in up to 10 percent of formaldehyde, despite sa ying they're free of the chem ical. How the hair-straighte ning properties of formald ehyde were discovered is re latively unknown. Som e suggest it is from the w ay wool is straightened wi th formaldehyde in the texti le industry. Until the n, formaldehyde was large ly known as a preservativ e, such as in embalming flui d. Formaldehyde and oth er derivatives, such as ald ehyde, glutaraldehyde, fo rmalin or methylene glyc ol can be skin, respiratory an d eye irritants. When the se chemicals are heated as is part of the process in pop ular blowout treatments toxic fumes are often t he byproduct. Stylists have report ed getting headaches, havin g watery eyes, trouble breat hing, or feeling nauseo us after applying treatmen ts. Clients have experienc ed everything from burning to itchy skin to hair loss as a result. Litigation against popul ar blowout products is ong oing in certain locales. In turn, the manufacturers of these treatments are al so suing for misrepresentatio n. While there are limited se lfimposed bans of some of these products, blowou ts are still widely available at salons. It is up to the clie nt and the stylist to deci de whether they want to ru n the risks of the treatment. Getting sick a high price to pay for straight hair
Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011www.newssun.com Metro ServicesSummertime and the livin i s easy; Fish are jumpinand the c otton is high ... George Gershwin wrote t hese lyrics for the 1935 o pera Porgy and Bess. T hey seem fitting to many p eople, as summertime is s een as a time to kick back, r elax and enjoy a slower p ace. While summertime is a s eason to live easy, there are s ome inherent dangers to s ummer that can halt plans o f fun in the sun. From skin c ancer to insect bites, summ ertime can be dangerous f or those who dont play it s afe. With a greater number of p eople out and about enjoyi ng the warm weather, the r isk for accidents and i njuries increases. The N ational Safe Kids C ampaign says statistics i ndicate children will be r ushed to emergency rooms a round the country nearly t hree million times this summ er. Higher rates of drowni ng, motor vehicle accidents a nd bicycle injuries occur t his time of year. There are a number of p otential summertime haza rds men, women and child ren can safeguard thems elves against. Sun-related injuriesWhile skin cancer and s unburn are the most obvio us dangers from the sun, t here are other hazards as w ell. Failure to protect the e yes from UVsun exposure c an result in photokeratitis, i rreversible sunburn of the cornea. While it may cause temporary vision loss, recurrent incidences of photokeratitis can lead to permanent vision loss as well. Individuals who are exposed to sunlight between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. without UVprotection may become sunburned, increasing their risk for skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, this year more than one million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer and about 9,500 people will die from it. Dehydration and heat stroke are other potential hazards. Drinking plenty of water and other hydrating fluids (not diuretics like alcohol) can keep the body cool and refreshed. Headaches, acting angrily, dizziness, and excessive sweating or cessation of sweating may be signs of a serious sun-related health condition.Water hazardsThe Maryland CARES Program, which educates health care professionals and the public about pediatric care and safety, offers that drowning incidents increase 100 percent over the summer months. It takes only inches of water to drown a person, especially a young child. Every year the news broadcasts stories of children who fell into backyard pools or adults swept out to sea by choppy waves. People should never take bodies of water for granted. Swimming only where there is a certified lifeguard can make water recreation safer. Individuals should follow the guidelines posted regarding swimming and avoid oceans when storms are brewing because of rip tides and undertows. Children should always be carefully monitored around water. Self-latching gates around pools can help deter entry as well as safety covers or retractable pool ladders. Remember, pool floats and water wings (swimmies) should not be used as a substitute for a life vest.Wildlife dangersJust as many people come out of hibernation when the weather warms, so do animals and insect life. Tick bites are common when the weather is warm. Experts say that the months of May, June and July are peak times for exposure to ticks, which may carry Lyme Disease or another dangerous parasite. Ticks are small and can be difficult to spot. People can do a tick check after coming in from outside, paying careful attention to the areas to which ticks tend to migrate:In ears, in and around the hair, under the arms, behind the knees, around the waist, and between the legs. Mosquitoes, biting flies, bees, wasps, and other insects are in full force. Using an insect repellent can help keep them at bay and avoid bites. In addition to insects, animals like bats, squirrels, raccoons and bears are more active in the warm weather. During the time of dawn and dusk deer may be on the prowl for food before the heat of day. People can pay attention to wildlife when driving, hiking or bicycling to avoid altercations. OUTDOORS Summertime safety a must this season Metro Services Warmer temperatures mean an increase in water-related hazards. Metro ServicesAccording to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Despite that prevalence, skin cancer remains the proverbial elephant in the room, a disease men and women are certainly aware of, but many prefer not to think about. Thanks to a societal trend that associates a deep tan with beauty, many men and women prefer to avoid the subject of skin cancer. However, as the following facts and figures about skin cancer attest, skin cancer is a topic that cannot be ignored According to the American Cancer Society, men are more likely to develop non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers than women. In fact, the National Cancer Institute notes the majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over the age of 50. The rate of skin cancers increases with age. However, skin cancers, and especially melanomas, can be found in younger people. The five-year overall survival rate for melanoma, which represents the percentage of patients who live at least five years after diagnosis, is 91 percent. This includes patients who are disease-free, in remission or under treatment. The five year localized survival rate for melanoma is 98 percent. Localized cancer represents cancer that, at the time of diagn osis, has not spread to oth er parts of the body. The NCIs Surveillan ce Epidemiology and En d Results program notes th at nearly 800,000 America ns are living with a history of melanoma and 13 millio n are living with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer Basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing and painle ss type of nonmelanoma sk in cancer, is the most commo n form of cancer in t he United States. Roughly 2 .8 million cases of BCC a re diagnosed annually in t he U.S. Though rarely fata l, BCCs can be unsightly if the cancer is allowed to grow. According to the NC I, between 40 and 50 perce nt of Americans who live to age 65 will have melanom a or nonmelanoma skin ca ncer at least once. Roughly 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cance rs are associated with exp osure to ultraviolet, or U V, radiation from the sun. According to t he National Center f or Chronic Disease Preventio n and Health Promotio n, melanoma accounts for le ss than five percent of sk in cancer cases, but it caus es more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths. The World Heal th Organization reports th at 10 minutes in a tanning b ed matches the cancer-causin g effects of 10 minutes in t he Mediterranean summer su n. Visit www.skincance r. org to learn more. Skin cancer facts & figures
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 11, 2011Page 11B DearAbby: Your mothers recipes occasionally have been printed in your column. However, there is one of the best that I have never seen yet. Its her St. JamesBaked Beans. If you have never tried it before, then the greatest taste sensation has been missed. I am always invited back to any party provided I bring the beans. I have always given your mom full credit for the recipe and have never changed a single ingredient. You cant improve upon perfection. Do your readers a favor and print it. They wont be sorry. My mom started making them when she bought the first cookbooklet in 1987, and I have continued the tradition. Thanks! Sandra S., Port St. Lucie DearSandra: Im pleased to print the recipe. With summer almost here, those baked beans will make a welcome addition to any barbecue or patio party and theyre high in fiber, too. Other recipes in the cookbooklet set are also terrific for entertaining when the weather is sweltering. Among them are Summer Cucumber Salad, Cucumber Soup, Abbys Tomato Salad, Summer Surprise Dessert (made with fresh fruit) and Ritz Pecan Pie. All of them are simple and easy to make. The cookbooklet set can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Included with the recipes are tips for not only entertaining, but also how to graciously end a party without being rude a question I am frequently asked.St. James Baked Beans(Serves 8) 6 slices bacon, diced 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 (16-ounce) can pork and beans, drained 1 (16-ounce) can lima beans, drained 1 (15-ounce) can kidne y beans, rinsed and draine d 1 (10-ounce) package sharp cheddarcheese, cubed 1 cup ketchup 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Heat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 1 1/2quart casserole. In a small skillet, saute the bacon an d onions until the bacon is crisp and onions are lightl y browned; drain well. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Ad d bacon-onion mixture; mix well. Pour bean mixture into prepared casserole. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Enjoy! DearAbby: Why is it when women get headach es or something goes wrong that depresses them, they take it out on us men? Sometimes Not M y Fault in Sioux City, Iow a DearSometimes Not My Fault: For the same reason that men do it. Its because you are THERE. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Readers spill the beans about tasty summer dish DIVERSIONS LOOKONTHEBRIGHTSIDE!By XAN VONGSATHORN ACROSS 1 One keeping a watch on someone? 6 Steal 13 Swine swill 17 One who may be removed 19 21, at a casino, say 21 Home for clover lovers 22 *Most awful thing you could imagine 25 One with a deadly tongue 26 Rapscallion 27 Founder of an eponymous berry farm 28 Some pipe joints 29 Dogie, e.g. 32 Declaration upon checking oneself into rehab 36 *Destination of 1911 40 Does not compute 41 Where lavalava skirts are worn 44 Davy Jones's locker 45 Graduates 46 *First rung on a ladder 49 Times in classifieds 51 Wood shaper 52 Hits and runs? 53 ___ Lingus 54 Hits or runs 55 Stub ___ 56 : A Space Odyssey studio 57 Dost possess 59 A laser might read it 62 Brain-racked state 64 *Dunce's place 67 It may have a cross to bear 70 Minute, informally 71 Skin-and-bones 72 Pluto, to Saturn 75 ___ Stix (powdered candy brand) 76 Big boats 78 Doctor whose patients never pay the bills 79 Holdup 81 52 semanas 82 She, in Rome 83 *Destitution 87 Color again, as hair 89 Director's cry 91 Ones running shoulder to shoulder? 92 Corrupt 93 *Coldest point 96 Burger King vis--vis McDonald's, fittingly 98 Town House alternative 99 Russian legislature 103 The Old Wives' Tale playwright George 104 Years on end 107 Above all others 110 Optimist's phrase under adverse circumstances or a hint to completing the answers to the six starred clues 115 Introductory drawing class 116 Like stars on a clear night 117 Luxury hotel along Manhattan's Central Park, with the 118 Unwelcome guest 119 Real softball 120 Baroque painter Hals DOWN 1 Teatime biscuit 2 Rich cake 3 Surprise birthday parties often involve them 4 Wirehair of the silver screen 5 Pub order 6 Ugh! 7 Go-between: Abbr. 8 Do followers 9 1970s rock genre 10 Scuba mouthpiece attachment 11 ___ Mine (George Harrison book) 12 Over three-quarters of bunsenite 13 Sheer, informally 14 Almost every puppy has one 15 Bobby on the ice 16 Little, in Lyon 18 Many a flower girl 20 Pitch 22 Buddhist temple 23 Foie ___ 24 Some miniatures 30 #2 or #3, say 31 Coal, e.g. 33 Tacitly agree with 34 2012 Olympics site 35 Close to one's heart 36 Place to get a yo-yo or choo-choo 37 Shakespearean prince 38 ___ Mahal 39 Cable inits. 41 Kiss, in 34-Down 42 One of three for H20 43 Mohawked muscleman 45 Fifth-century invader 46 Slippery ___ 47 Dates determined by the lunisolar calendar 48 Ixnay 50 Actress Farrah 54 Principal's charge: Abbr. 55 Hinny's mother 58 It's about time! 59 Freckle 60 They're hypothetical 61 Quarters that haven't been picked up? 63 Naan cooker 64 Ottoman bigwig 65 Prefix with information 66 Monopoly util. 67 Leonidas' kingdom 68 Noted weakness? 69 Tamed tigers, say 72 Bob, e.g. 73 Things in locks 74 Big Apple media inits. 77 Most sacred building in Islam 78 20-ounce Starbucks order 80 Mendes of Hitch 82 Something with one or more sides 83 From ___ Z 84 The Family Circus cartoonist Keane 85 Plat du ___ 86 Start to fix? 88 Come into 90 Creator of Aslan and the White Witch 93 Settle a score 94 Pennsylvanie, e.g. 95 Legs band, 1984 97 Casablanca role 99 Messing of Will & Grace 100 Reversal 101 Specks of dust 102 Kwik-E-Mart operator 105 Goodness gracious! 106 Verne captain 108 Late-week cry 109 Gardener, at times 110 Pick 111 Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. 112 Pay ending 113 Nickelodeon dog 114 Poet's before 12345 6789101112 13141516 17 1819 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 293031 3233 3435 3637 3839 40 414243 44 45 46 4748 4950 51 52 53 54 55 56 5758 596061 6263 64 65 66 676869 70 71 727374 75 7677 78 7980 81 82 838485 86 87 88 8990 91 92 93 9495 96 97 98 99100101102 103 104105106 107108109 110111 112 113114 115 116 117 118 119 120 Solution on page 9B Dear Abby Man does not live by bread a lone, or so weve been told. T here are so many breads that are j ust down right awful and lead to i nflammation and sluggish digest ion. You know the ones Im talki ng about. Specifically, white b read. Kids love white bread ( remember squishing those white s lices into a cube of dough?) E ven if you ate white bread as a k id and youre convinced your c hild will only eat white bread, w ere going to try and break that w hite bread habit. We start by reading labels. It c an be deceptive. There is a H UGE difference between whole wheat and wheat flour. I know its hard to tell when y oure walking down the bread i sle and every other label is m arked with one or the other and e ventually they all start to blur t ogether and start sounding the s ame. That word whole is i mportant thats the word to l ook for. Whole wheat flour contains the e ntire grain (even the bran, germ, a nd endosperm). Plain wheat f lour doesnt have the bran or g erm, leaving you with fewer n utrients. Dont be fooled by enriched wheat flour either. A nother little trick in labels. E nriched only means whatever n utrients that were lost in the p rocessing are added back, but it s till doesnt have the bran or g erm. You always want to check the i ngredients to ensure that youre b uying bread that is using whole grain wheat. Even if some packaging says made with whole grains its not necessarily made with whole grain flour. I know its confusing. To recap: you want the word whole. Double check the ingredients and make sure one of the first ones listed is whole wheat/grain flour (and obviously, if there is hydrogenated anything in there, leave that bread on the shelf too). Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com. The whole truth about bread Dinner Diva Leanne Ely J YAQQM QSDAG EJO DK RVPWQ. S A RVCYUJDKAN VG ZUAYQVCJKDJ. S A QVUN QSAHPNBAJKN HPWN SASJ N JUEJMO QJZAK OVCAQSDKB GVWDQ CRYPTOGRAMBYMYLESMELLOR Solution on page 9B The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressWASHINGTON The Social Security Administration says Jacob was the most popular name for baby boys in 2010. Isabella was the most popular name for baby girls. Elvis, meanwhile, has left the list of 1,000 most popular names for the first time since 1954. Jacob is on a 12-year run at the top, followed by Ethan, Michael, Jayden and William. Isabella sits at the top for a second year, followed by Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Ava. Maci was the fastest-rising name for girls, and Bentley for boys. Maci Bookout starred in the reality TVshow, and Pregnant. Her son is named Bentley. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue says he will leave it to others to explain the phenomenon. Top 20 baby names for girls in 2010: 1.Isabella 2.Sophia 3.Emma 4.Olivia 5.Ava 6.Emily 7.Abigail 8.Madison 9.Chloe 10.Mia 11.Addison 12.Elizabeth 13.Ella 14.Natalie 15.Samantha 16.Alexis 17.Lily 18.Grace 19.Hailey 20.Alyssa Top 20 baby names for boys in 2010: 1. Jacob 2. Ethan 3. Michael 4. Jayden 5. William 6. Alexander 7. Noah 8. Daniel 9. Aiden 10. Anthony 11. Joshua 12. Mason 13. Christopher 14. Andrew 15. David 16. Matthew 17. Logan 18. Elijah 19. James 20. Joseph Jacob, Isabella top baby name list
LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Grilling TipsLet meat rest for several minutes before slicing or serving. This lets the juices redistribute throughout the meat, which keeps it nice and juicy.Slice flank steak diagonally across the grain, otherwise it will be too tough.Know your ribs. Pork spare ribs come from the outer edge and tend to be leaner. Baby back ribs are shorter and are cut from the back. Country style ribs come from the shoulder area and are meatier than the other cuts.When buying shrimp for grilling, make sure you get at least jumbo sized (12 to 15 per pound), or colossal (about 10 per pound). If theyre much smaller, they will be harder to handle and will cook more quickly than the other ingredients on the skewer. Cajun BurgersMakes 4 hamburgers 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper 4 teaspoons Red DevilTM Cayenne PepperSauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves crushed (optional) 1/2 teaspoon Accent Flavor Enhancer 1/2 teaspoon salt In large bowl, combine all ingredients ; shape into 4 patties. Grill or broil unt il beef is no longer pink. Serve, if desired, on hamburger buns and top with shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese.Memphis-Style BBQ SauceMakes about 2 cups The secret to this sauce is Grandmas Molasses it adds extra zest to the juicy ribs. 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 1/2 cups ketchup 1/4 cup chili sauce 4 tablespoons brown sugar 4 tablespoons Grandmas Molasses 2 tablespoons yellow mustard 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon WrightsLiquid Smoke 1/2 teaspoon garlic powderorgranulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Ortega Chile Seasoning Mix Dash cayenne pepper Saut onion in butter until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste. BBQ RibsServes 6 4 slabs (about 10 pounds) pork spareribs Dry Rub: 2 tablespoons koshersalt 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder Rub on both sides of ribs and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, or overnight. Heat oven to 250F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Add 2 cups water to baking sheet. Place ribs on rack on baking sheet. Bake 4 hours or until very tender, adding water to pan as needed. While ribs are baking, make BBQ sauce. Preheat grill to medium. Place ribs on grill and baste with sauce, turning frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes.Smokey Steak KabobsServes 6 2 tablespoons WrightsNatural Hickory Seasoning 1/2teaspoon Accent FlavorEnhancer 1 cup coffee 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup oil 2 pounds steak (rib-eye orsirloin) cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large green pepper, cut into chunks 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms Cherry tomatoes In a bowl, combine hickory seasoning, flavor enhancer, coffee onion and oil. Add steak cubes and stir occasionally. Marinate 45 minutes. Drain. Using long skewers, alternate steak cubes, green pepper chunks, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Place skewers on gril l over hot coals. Grill 6 minutes, turn and grill additional 4 to 6 minutes.FAMILYFEATURES Backyard chefs, get ready to fire up the grills and cook up some flavor. Whether youre cooking just for the family or for all the neighbors, make sure youve got plenty of great recipes and grilling know-how. These recipes have a little extra yum thanks to allnatural AccentFlavor Enhancer, which boosts your ingredients already-delicious taste and has 60% less sodium than salt. For more grilling recipes, visit www.accentspices.com.Grilled SalmonServes 6 16-ounce salmon fillet perperson 2 tablespoons Accent FlavorEnhancer 2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper(orto taste) 1 tablespoon fresh ground black peppercorns 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons onion flakes 2 tablespoons dried oregano Oil Mix all dry ingredients together with a mortar and pestle until powdery. Rub all over salmon fillets on both sides and leave for 1 to 2 hours. Heat a ridged grill pan, chargrill or BBQ until hot. Spread some oil over the salmon fillets and place on the grill. Cook for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook until done. Test by poking a knife into the center of fillet and look inside; the fish should flake easily. Serve with a mixed pasta salad.