The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 05-13-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Graduating seniors arent the only people looking forward to a new chapter in their lives. Fifty-seven adults are moving on in 2011 too, graduating from lifetime careers into a world where they may pick and choose how to spend a day. The list of those leaving is too long, but very impressive from David Burnham, director of facilities to Majel Bowerman, principal of Lake Country Elementary, Diana Lethbridge, principal of Sun N Lake Elementary; to Harvey Wilder, assistant principal at Fred Wild Elementary. From Lois James who taught language arts for generations years at Avon Park High to Dale McQuillen of Lake Placid High, who had school board member J. Ned Hancock in his first class. From Linda Canright, who drove students safely to school for 32 years to Eunice Claypole, who made salads and kept children fed for 23 years and to Betty Geren, who has helped keep the financial department balanced since 1979. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County community took a solemn moment Thursday morning to remember law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and to express gratitude to all officers who daily expose themselves to danger in order to keep the community safe. An honor guard made up of representatives of all the police agencies working in Highlands County presented the colors. Members of the U. S. Military Veteran Motorcycle Club Highlands County Chapter and the Nam Knights of Highlands County presented a wreath. The Veterans of Foreign Wars presented a gun salute. Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman gave the keynote address. He told the audience in the approximately 40 years he has been in law enforcement, 420 men and women have been killed in the line of duty. It is imperative to understand their selfless service, Dettman said. It takes a special person. I belie ve there is an overwhelming sense of duty that we can and do make a difference. We pay tribute n ot because they died, but because th ey lived. Major Mark Schrader of t he Sheriffs office gave the audien ce grim statistics. During the period of Jan. 1 to M ay 9 of this year, he said, 10 office rs have been killed in the line of duty in Florida alone. Sadly, that mea ns Florida leads the nation. Nationwide, 66 officers have di ed in the line of duty during that time, an increase of eight percent from 201 0. Of those 66 deaths, 31 were due to gunshots, an increase of 41 perce nt NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 56 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 91 70Complete Forecast PAGE 5A Afternoon storms may be brewing Forecast Question: Does Newt Gingrich have a good chance of being the Republican nominee for president? Next question: Have you been using more coupons to help reduce your bill at the grocery store? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Ashley Cleveland Age 27, of Miami James Loveless Sr Age 73, of Avon Park Floyd Poll Age 83, of Sebring Robert Tomlinson Age 74, of Orange City D.J. Van Grundy Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 27% No 73% Total votes: 111 Classifieds 7A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar8B Dear Abby 9B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times9B Religion 6B Sports On TV 2B Sudoku Puzzle 9B Index PAGE10B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Coun ty commissioners got snagg ed by their own E-Verify poli cy during a discussion abo ut recreation funding o n Tuesday. The county agenda pack et stated that inter-local agre ements for recreation fundin g between Avon Park, La ke Placid and Sebring we re ready for approval when B ill Youngman, a local advoca te of E-Verify, and Coun ty Attorney Ross Macbe th pointed out that separate la nguage requested by Sebrin g circumvented county policy Avon Park and Lake Plac id had agreed to their respecti ve agreements without change s. I think in all fairness, w e need to point out that the EVerify language here diffe rs from what has been approv ed by the board in som e respects, Macbeth point ed out to the commission. Back in February, w e agreed on verification o n employees coming into t he system. Now with the in k barely dry, we are waterin g this down significantly , Youngman pointed out. Sebrings contention w as that the county policy was of nationwide significance , according to Macbeth, mea ning that all contractors wor king for Sebring would have to go through E-Verify. Sebring asked that on ly sub-contracts directly fund ed by the countys inter-loc al recreation agreement wou ld apply to the E-Verify stipul ation. After several minutes of debate, most on the commi ssion decided that telling an y E-Verify holds up countys recreation payments A solemn moment of remembrance News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Military veterans salute the fallen during Peace Officers Memorial Day. Unlike wars which begin and end, the audience was reminded, keeping the peace at home never ended. Fallen law enforcement officers honored in ceremony on Thursday News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Lois James (left), who teaches language arts at Avon Park High School, gets a hug from school board chairperson Donna Howerton Tuesday. James is the senior retiree this year, having joined the school district in 1967, 44 years ago. Say goodbye to 1,255 years of experience News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A backyard brush fire that threatened a house was quickly extinguished Wednesday evening by the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department. The house was saved. Located directly behind Home Depot, most of the shoppers inside had no idea there was any kind of excitement outside. The store was never in danger. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The West Sebring Fire Department was dispatched on Wednesday to a brush fire just behind the Home Depot at 2303 U.S. 27 North. Asmall alley separated the store from the fire, which started around 5:50 p.m. in an empty lot, but a house was put in jeopardy to the south of the brush fire. According to Assistant Fire Chief Toby Carter, Home Depot was never in threatened, but the department stopped the fire just 30 feet short of the house. The store was never was not in danger, but it was close with the house, Carter said. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, Carter said on Thursday, adding that the fire was being investigated. It was a normal brush fire with very heavy smoke. The smoke was caused by the palmetto bushes that have a very heavy oil. The Department of Forestry is there today making sure there are no hot spots, and they will check again tomorrow, Carter added. No damages were reported. Fire behind Home Depot quickly put out See FALLEN, page 3A See SCHOOL, page 3A See COUNTY, page 3A Slammin SammyLower all-conference selection at ETSU SPORTS, 1BSerious chargesAvon Park man booked on attempted murder, rape charges PAGE2A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun


Shortly after the death of M oses, God made a vow to h is successor, Joshua. I will not fail thee, nor f orsake thee, the King J ames Bible translation of J oshua 1:5 reads. Capt. Joshua McClimans m ade a similar vow to his s on, Max, before leaving for A fghanistan. Even while the A rmy nurse was caring for p atients in a volatile war z one, his duties as a father w ould continue, even from t housands of miles away. Josh and Max were i nseparable, the soldiers g irlfriend, Melissa Bulebush, t old The Unknown Soldiers. Despite frequent bombings a nd a poor Internet connect ion on Forward Operating B ase Salerno in eastern A fghanistan, McClimans m ade weekly Skype video c alls to his sons first-grade c lass in Ohio, which he had s poken to before deploying. T he 30-year-old soldier, who h ad previously deployed to I raq, thought it was import ant for Max and his classmates to understand that our nation is at war. They looked up to him as a hero, Ally Wehmann, Maxs teacher, told the Akron Beacon Journal. McClimans did not think of himself as a heroic figure. In his mind, he was simply a nurse who, on occasion, had to do his job in the worlds most dangerous places. When McClimans chose to re-enlist in the Army Reserve, he understood the risks. He knew he was going to get deployed at some point in time, and he was OK with it, Bulebush, 35, said. He had a little bit of PTSD from the first time over there, but working with (the) company that he was with in Iraq, he actually enjoyed it. He helped a lot of soldiers. Those who served with McClimans were in awe of his genuine bravery and medical ingenuity. He was such a dedicated nurse and officer who impacted so many lives, Chris Weidlich, McClimans company commander in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, posted on Facebook. He always brought a smile to his friendsfaces. On April 22, McClimans was killed in Khost province when terrorists attacked his unit with indirect fire, according to the Pentagon. The dedicated nurse, who served with the 848th Forward Surgical Team, died just six days before Maxs Page 2ANews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011www.newssun.com May 11 158293046x:3Next jackpot $27 millionMay 7 242543464853x:4 May 4 61322273750x:3 May 11 29222831 May 10 27152831 May 9 919303236 May 8 917293134 May 11 (n) 5982 May 11 (d) 7724 May 10 (n) 4462 May 10 (d) 2510 May 11(n) 33 4 May 11 (d) 03 5 May 10 (n) 81 2 May 10(d) 74 8 May 10 101128316 May 6 22131413 May 3 718364119 April 29 3419215 May 11 917324345 PB: 31 PP: 3Next jackpot $81 millionMay 7 211274755 PB: 15 PP: 4 May 4 315272941 PB: 24 PP: 4 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 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Tom Allaire, owner of the Lake Placid Raceway station, draws the winners of gas cards to conclude a fundraiser for Lake Placid Project graduation. The winners were: Donna Dazey, Jones Oil and Tire $200 card; Shirley Wilson, Raceway of Lake Placid $200 card; Robin Hatch, Rodneys Marathon $200 card; Colby Royce, USA Grocer of Lake Placid $200 gift card. The cards were donated by these businesses and $1,895 was raised for Lake Placid Project Graduation, which is still raising funds for this years graduating class. Anyone wanting to donate can send it to Lake Placid Project Graduation, P.O. Box 415, Lake Placid, Fla. 33862. Gas stations help LP Project Graduation Capt. Joshua McClimans and his son, Max, share a tender moment. Joshua was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2011. Photo courtesy Loving Memory Joshua McClimans Facebook page. The promise News-Sun staffAVON PARK A44year-old Avon Park man is facing charged of attempted first-degree murder, false imprisonment and sexual assault after police say he raped a woman at her home on Monday. Larry Cooper, whose arrest record with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office goes back to 1997 and includes mostly drug possession charges, was being held on $250,000 bond at the Highlands County jail on Tuesday. According to the arrest report, police were called at 9:31 p.m. The victim told investigators that Coop er came to her residence, forc ed himself on top of her a nd attempted to rape her. He al so forced her to perform or al sex and choked her to t he point that she beg an to lose consciousne ss and thought he w as trying to kill her, t he report said. The victim, wh o had bruising on h er cheek, a cut on her l ip and abrasions on h er neck, identified Cooper as the suspect. He was pick ed up at his home on Sou th Verona Avenue, where t he victim immediately an d without hesitation identifi ed him as the man who attack ed her. AP man facing attempted murder, rape charges Cooper Sparrow Road re-opens todaySEBRING Excavation Point is scheduled to complete its work on Sparrow Avenue at the intersection with U.S. 27 and re-open the road at 3 p.m. today. As a result of the road improvements, the stop sign at Limpkin Street for vehicles traveling toward U.S. 27 on Sparrow has been removed. The new left turn lane will remain closed until the traffic signal is upgraded to provide a signal for the additional lane and the realignment of the lights. The improvements have been completed 60 days ahead of schedule and involved the construction of an additional lane for cars turning left from Sparrow onto U.S. 27, a concrete traffic separator, a concrete curb and gutter and drainage improvements as well as resurfacing. The project was funded through the one-cent Infrastructure sales tax.No garbage picked up for holidayAVON PARK There will be no garbage pick-up on Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. May 30s garbage pickup will move to Tuesday, May 31; May 31s garbag e pick-up will move to Wednesday, June 1.Two bands to perform at Gallery Walk todaySEBRING Historic Downtown Sebrings monthly Gallery Walk wil l be held from 5-8 p.m. today. Here are additional details: Janet King Gallery will be open for Gallery Walk and celebrate by having a spring clearance sale and $10 discounts for anyone signing up for Summer Classes during Gallery Walk. Still Chic Consignment Boutique will feature loca l jewelry artist Sherylin Renard of Zephyr Creations and her handcrafted jewelry, and will offer free locally handcraf ted goats milk soap made with essential oils for eve ry boutique purchase totaling $50 or more. Brenner Pottery Shop and Gallery will be offering up to 20 percent off o n Continued on page 6A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, May 11: John Eugene Barker, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of drug paraphernalia. Gwendalyn Deloris Barnes, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, and giving false identification to law enforcement officer. Anthony L. Barton, 51, of Plant City, was charged with possession and or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and driving while license suspended. George West Brown, 72, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference possession of cannabis. David Robert Dwight, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference sexual battery of a child under 12 years of age. Jennifer Marie North, 33, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference disorderly conduct. Irael Eliakim Tipan Shabazz, 46, of Avon Park, was charged with petit theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, May 10: Alex Erick Bertrand, 18, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Kyle Brandon Blanchette, 22, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference robbery. Willis Jackson Bullard, 24, of Frostproof, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference trafficking in stolen property. Larry Cooper, 44, of Avon Park, was charged with sexual assault, attempted homicide and kidnap/false imprisonment. Larissa Marie DemersFloyd, 27, of Frostproof, was Continued on page 3A News-SunAccording to Feed America, more than 37 million people go to bed hungry in America, 14 million of them children and 3 million of them elderly. You can help by taking part in the U. S. Postal Services Stamp Out Hunger Day Saturday. Mail carriers will be collecting food donations left in the mailbox, or right next to it. People are asked to donate canned meat or fish, canned vegetables or fruit, bottled water, pasta, cereal, rice or peanut butter. The Postal Service requests that you leave nothing out of date, no glass jars and nothing that needs refrigeration to be picked up. Postal Service food drive is Saturday LAKELAND (AP) A state law making it illegal to blast loud music or other audio from a car stereo system has been declared unconstitutional. Athree-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland ruled Wednesday in a pair of Pinellas County cases. Both motorists were cited for playing their car radios too loudly. Auto audio law overturned


Special to the News-SunSEBRING Area youth a ges 8-17 will have a chance t o take to the skies on S aturday as an Experimental A ircraft Association (EAA) C hapter 1240 hosts a Young E agles Flight Rally and P ancake Breakfast at the S ebring Regional Airport. The rally is part of the E AAYoung Eagles Program, c reated to interest young p eople in aviation. Since the p rogram was launched in 1 992, volunteer EAApilots h ave flown more than 1.4 m illion young people who r eside in more than 90 count ries. Free airplane rides are j ust part of the Flight Rally, s aid John Rousch, s pokesman for the event. We hope to build one-too ne relationships between p ilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation. Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight. The Sebring Regional Airport will also be having an Alternative Fuels presentation at 9 a.m. Following the presentation Heartland EAAwill be presenting two $1,000 scholarships supporting flight instruction. Each student that flies with receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle and their names will be entered into the Worlds Largest Logbook, which is on permanent display at the EAAAir Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisc. Funds from the pancake breakfast will benefit youth aviation education, guided tours of aircraft and how activities are conducted at an airport. Come to the Sebring Airport terminal building parking lot and follow the signs to the left of the hanger. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.. Flights will begin at 8 a.m.. Young Eagles must have a parent or legal guardian present. Visit www.eaa.org or www.youngeagles.org. other government that they had to use E-Verify on everything outside of what was directly funded by the county was a stretch, and opted to redraft the agreements. At one point, the commissioners sent a runner out to get a current copy of their EVerify language. After more discussion, the commissioners put off funding to the municipalities for their recreation budgets, and directed staff to rework the agreements. County Administrator Rick Helms stated that to redo the agreements could take two weeks or more. According to www.uscis.gov, E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information fro m an employees Form I9, Employment Eligibili ty Verification, to data from U .S Department of Homelan d Security and Social Securi ty Administration records to confirm employment eligib ility. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011Page 3A Young Eagles Flight Rally, pancake breakfast Saturday charged with driving while license suspended and DUI. Victoria Ashley Garman, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Willie Frank Hicks, 28, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference battery. Hermino Torres Jaramillo, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine. David Allen Kerpan, 58, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine and driving with suspended/revoked license. Jessica Gail Fleming Parras, 42, of Sebring, was charged with three counts of violation of probation reference grand theft and trafficking in stolen property. Margie Marie Pena, 59, of Lake Placid, was charged with aggravated battery. Elizabeth Ann Sisson, 18, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Jason Eugene Tyler, 37, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Continued from page 2A from 2010. Schrader reminded the officers present to back each other up, regardless of what uniform they wear, or which constituency they protect. He told the officers, when justified, to not hesitate to use force. In a simple, but moving, from-the-heart ceremony, Lake Placid Police Chief Phil Williamss reading the roll call of dead heroes. Highlands County lost Sebring Police Sgt. Jimmie Moore in a automobile accident 1976, HCSO Capt. Robert F. Hopton Jr. and Inspector James E. Rodgers died in an aircraft accident in 1995, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas Sottile was shot during a traffic stop in January of 2007 and Avon Park Sgt. Marc Wilbur of a heart attack while in duty Christmas Day, 2008. Continued from page 1A This years retirees repres ent 1,255 years of collect ive professional experience. Sarah Coltharp taught at s everal elementary class l evels for 36 years, second g raders being her favorite a ge group. I have had a w onderful time, she said, e specially teaching reading. She couldnt stop smiling, h owever, and added, Im r eady for a new experience. Lois King retires as a g uidance councilor at Lake P lacid Middle School. S tarting out in 1985, King t aught at Avon Park and L ake Placid high schools before earning a Masters Degree and moving to middle school guidance. Her job, she said while celebrating with cake and punch at a farewell and thank-you reception Tuesday afternoon, was to help students ready for high school. She taught students to think about the future, plan their time and explore career options. King said parents came to her for advice as often as her students did. The overwhelming majority of the retirees talked about visiting grandchildren and family as their new No. 1 priority. Almost as many are looking forward to traveling and spending more time with their hobbies. Two or three said they expected to become bored eventually, and so would probably end up volunteering down the line. Tricia Cox, wife of school superintendent Wally Cox, retires this year after 33 years as an elementary school librarian. She had the final word. It was going to be good to get away from top-level management she said, hugging her husband. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A School board honors retirees News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY T hese are some of the 57 retiring district administrators, principals, teachers, bus drivers, cooks, secretaries, and bookkeepers as they were honored for their service by the School Board of Highlands County Tuesday afternoon. Fallen officers remembered News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman was the keynote speaker during Highlands Countys tribute to law enforcement officers. He spoke of an officers overwhelming sense of duty. County to rework recreation agreements POLICEBLOTTER WESTON (AP) Authori ties say a South Florida man h as committed suicide by d ousing himself with gasol ine and then lighting a fire. The Broward Sheriffs O ffice identified the man W ednesday as 65-year-old A rmando Barrientos of W eston. His body was discovered outside his first-floor apartment after other residents reported a fire early Tuesday in the building. Agas container and lighter were found nearby. Aneighbor tried to put out the fire with a nearby water hose. Cops: Man set himself on fire Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


O ne of the best ways to keep gove rnment accounta ble is to provide p ublic information o nline about how it s pends taxpayer m oney.Promising efforts have b een made in recent years to g ive the public more insights i nto the operations of a federa l government that seems too l arge to fathom. But groundbreaking federa l sites such as U SAspending.gov, the IT D ashboard, Data.gov and o thers designed to enhance t ransparency are in danger b ecause of a massive budget c ut, despite being just a slive r of the federal budget, says t he Sunlight Foundation, a n on-profit organization that a ims to make federal data m ore accessible. The sites provide a wide r ange of insights into the fede ral government, from who is g etting various federal cont racts and how much to s pending levels on technolog y investments to raw data on f ederal agency actions and activities. Sunlight says Congress and President Barack Obama cut the Electronic Government Fund from $34 million in the 2010 fiscal year to $8 million in 2011. Theres talk of more reductions. Just how much money Congress will ultimately allocate and which sites will survive is up in the air as the budget is hashed out for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Sunlight Foundation estimates it would cost around $15 million to $20 million to keep many of these sites operating at basic levels. The federal government can seem like a huge black hole when it comes to transparency on how taxpayer money is spent. These times call for frugality, and providing any kind of service to the public should entail doing it as cost efficiently and effectively as possible. But it has taken many years to make inroads on making just a fraction of federal information more accessible on a broader scale. The public often has good ideas. Lets not close an important door thats just beginning to open. An editorial from the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Rally for Rowan speaks volumes E ditor: Good for the folks of Avon Park a s they rally with signs of support f or Chief Mike Rowan (last) M onday evening. He proved his d edication to your community and h is profession. The rally speaks volumes for t hose who are sick of political g ames elected officials play for t heir own benefits at the expense o f the citizens of their communit ies. Cathey Fallows SebringToo many would-bes given a free ride E ditor: I would like to weigh in on the H arder Hall debacle. I was wonderi ng if any of our local realtors have b een asked to help to secure a purc haser for The Lady. The cont racts described in the newspapers d ont seem to follow the steps of a n ormal purchase, which an experie nced, professional realtor would s et up. For starters, in the Financial D ictionary ((http://financial-dict ionary.thefreedictionary.com), e arnest money is defined as: Money given to a seller by a b uyer to demonstrate the buyers g ood faith. If the deal falls through, the d eposit is usually forfeited. My point is that we have given f ar too many would-be buyers a f ree ride. We have closed further b idding on this property every time w e thought we had a live one, o nly to get burned when their supp osed financing has fallen through. We have carried all the expenses while these bidders have more or less held Harder Hall hostage. Perhaps this is common in the world of high finance, but in our present economy Sebring and Highlands County just cannot keep what amounts to paying shoppers to see if they can get financing. If a company believes it is capable of handling all the refurbishing and additional construction for a holding of this size, it should be prepared to forfeit at least a reasonable portion of its earnest money deposit if it backs out of the contract. If we had deducted the expenses incurred during the time these players looked for financing, we at least would be even with the board instead of falling further and further in the hole. I suggest it is time our hard won tax monies stopped being forfeited. Judith Hinkle SebringSALT subjects are good for allEditor: As chairperson of the Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Chapter I would like to thank everyone that has been involved this year with getting information out to the residents of our county. The (Highlands County) Sheriffs Department started off our new year with Terry Cerullo, community outreach coordinator with Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwaters office, speaking about Safeguarding our seniors. In February, Florida Hospital Heartland hosted our meeting, which was the signing of the TRIAD/SALTAgreement. This is an agreement that is signed by a member of law enforcement from each county as well as others involved with reaching out to the seniors of our county to help safeguard them against harm and scams. Sherriff Susan Benton, Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman, Lake Placid Mayor John Holbrook (Chief Phil Williams was out of town on training assignment), Avon Park Police Chief Mike Rowan, Chuck Fortunato with AARP, and myself all signed the agreement. In March, Lake Placid Police Chief Phil Williams hosted the meeting; he spoke on one of his passions medical assistance. The main topic was CPR and the new guidelines this year. Chief William also introduced Lt. James Fasler, who discussed self-defense and fraud. April was hosted by Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman. He introduced Lu Edwards and Jennifer Williams (both vice presidents) with Highlands Independent Bank. They spoke on ways to protect yourself from identity theft. Chief Dettmans administrative assistant also passed out Easter baskets to all in attendance that she had prepared. And, of course, a big thank you to Nell Hayes, public information officer for the HCSO. She organizes all of the meetings. We could not do this without her. These agencies have been working very hard to get the word out. I would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you out there. Whether you are a senior or not, this is very good, valuable information. We meet the third Tuesday of every month, at 10 a.m.; the location changes because we try to cover the entire county to make it easier for people to attend. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 17. It will be held at the Childrens Advocacy Center in Sebring. It is being hosted by the Highlands County Sheriffs Department and the speakers will be Deputy Jan Tosella of the Special Victims Unit HCSO, and Department of Children and Families investigator Myra Young. Please come out and hear what they have to say; you or someone you know may need the information or help one day. May 15-21 is National Police Week; take the time to let them know they are appreciated. Janet Tindell, LP N Sebring Nursing Servic es Chairperso n Highlands County SAL T BouquetKokomo was fun, successful eventEditor: I would like to thank everyone who made Ridge Area Arcs Kokomo a fun, successful event. Kokomo was held lakeside at Sun N Lake on April 16. Guests enjoyed a delicious Caribbean buf fet, margaritas and the music of th e Caribbean Chillers. Thanks to our sponsors: Waypoints Financial, Heacock Insurance, Publix Super Market Charities, Inc., Budget Bi-Rite Insurance, Cohan Radio Group, Glades Electric, Heartland Nation al Bank, Highlands Independent Bank, Highlands Today, Kiwanis Club of Sebring, River Greens Go lf Course, Turner Furniture, Bill Jarrett Ford, Cross Country Automotive, J. J. Taylor Distributing, the Stephens Family Wabasso Road Dairy, Wicks, Brown, Williams, Co. CPAs, Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Central Security, and Palmer Hardware. All proceeds from the event wi ll benefit the programs and services provided by Ridge Area Arc. Rhonda Beckma n CE O Ridge Area A rc One of the shameful hallmarks of a dictatorship is the restriction of movement telling citizens or groups they cannot travel or relocate freely. We are now witnessing a shocking example of that dictatorial practice at the hands of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is insisting that a major U.S. employer may not move some of its operations from one state to another because to do so might somehow violate workersrights. The case in point involves famed aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, which is building a second assembly line for its new 787 jetliners in South Carolina. Thats a no-no, says the NLRB. Huh? Afederal government agency which is supposed to monitor relations between employers and their employees to insure fairness is taking into its hands the power to say which manufacturer may or may not relocate its facilities on what it sees as the basis of good business practice. Boeing, whose aircraft have helped secure the liberty and safety of Americans in countless wars, wants to move some of its facilities from the state of Washington to South Carolina which happens to have a so-called right-to-work law, which permits employees of companies with facilities in the state to choose whether or not to join a union. Big labor hates that kind of law. Big labor insists that employees, like slaves, must either be forced to join a union or have dues extracted from their paychecks, even if they are unwilling to part with a segment of their pay used to finance Unions leftist political activities which they often oppose. The NLRB has filed a complaint against Boeing, a firm headquartered in Chicago, for daring to choose where they may locate one of their plants. In this case, Boeing is being told it cannot make the move on the specious grounds that the move constitutes an unfair labor practice. The unfair labor practice? South Carolina has a state right-to-work law, which ensures employees the right to either join a union or not to join a union as they see fit. Imagine that, a law that allows a worker to choose whether or not to join a union! That NLRB decision has drawn fire from South Carolinas gutsy Gov. Nikki Haley, who defiantly told the agency, We absolutely will not allow them to bully our businesses or mess with our employees. As governor, I absolutely will not stand for it. As Teddy Roosevelt would have said, Bully for her. Also angry is U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who rightly said the NLRBs request for a court order that would force Boeing to build the assembly line in Washington shouldnt be taken seriously. Boeing came here because it was a darn good deal for Boeing and a great deal for South Carolina, Graham said. Boeing is going to stay here. They are going nowhere, just like this complaint, eventually, will go nowhere. Graham added that he plans to work with other members of Congress to make sure Congress know s about what he called this outrageous decision by the NLRB unelected burea ucrats that have put in motion a precedent that w ill destroy American business es. Hes right. When a fede ral agency takes it into its grubby hands to dictate where a firm may locate some of its facilities America stands at the divi ding line between freedom and tyranny. The NLRB complaint alleges Boeing decided to build the plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, because it had concerns about strikes by unionized workers in the state of Washington. It appears that the NLRB ha s acquired the ability to read minds, at least those of Boeing officials. Boeing has said it will fight, because the complai nt departs from precedents established by the NLRB and the Supreme Court. U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R S.C., expressed amazemen t at the NLRBs actions. This means inside our own government is union thugs trying to bully and intimidate, DeMint said. The signal theyre trying to send to any company in America is if you move to a right-to-work state, theyr e going to make it painful fo r you. Right on! Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. NLRB vs. Boeing tyranny vs. freedom Making Sense Michael Reagan Another viewpoint EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011Page 5A TODAYAn afternoon thunderstorm91 / 70Winds: SW at 6-12 mphPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.90 / 70Winds: SW at 7-14 mphSATURDAYSome sun, t-storms possible; breezy87 / 67Winds: SW at 12-25 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible87 / 65Winds: WSW at 10-20 mphMONDAYPartly sunny84 / 63Winds: WSW at 10-20 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington Washington 72/62 72/62 New York NewYork 70/56 70/56 Miami Miami 86/74 86/74 Atlanta Atlanta 88/63 88/63 Detroit Detroit 80/58 80/58 Houston Houston 89/64 89/64 Chicago Chicago 72/50 72/50 Minneapolis Minneapolis 62/46 62/46 Kansas City KansasCity 62/47 62/47 El Paso ElPaso 84/65 84/65 Denver Denver 68/39 68/39 Billings Billings 66/39 66/39 Los Angeles LosAngeles 73/59 73/59 San Francisco SanFrancisco 60/49 60/49 Seattle Seattle 66/47 66/47 Washington 72/62 New York 70/56 Miami 86/74 Atlanta 88/63 Detroit 80/58 Houston 89/64 Chicago 72/50 Minneapolis 62/46 Kansas City 62/47 El Paso 84/65 Denver 68/39 Billings 66/39 Los Angeles 73/59 San Francisco 60/49 Seattle 66/47 High pressure will keep the Northeasts Interstate 95 corridor dry today, while a storm system sparks widespread thunderstorms from the Great Lakes to the South. The presence of warm, steamy air will help thunderstorms to unleash ooding downpours. The thunderstorms could also become severe, mainly across the lower Mississippi Valley. Behind the storm system, cooler air will lter into the Upper Midwest and southern Plains. Milder air and sunshine will arrive from northeastern Colorado to South Dakota. U.S. Cities National Forecast for May 13Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 74/54/s 81/55/s 78/55/s Atlanta 88/63/t 80/59/t 72/55/pc Baltimore 74/58/pc 70/58/t 74/56/t Birmingham 84/64/t 79/58/t 74/53/pc Boston 62/47/pc 54/46/c 59/53/sh Charlotte 84/62/t 85/59/t 77/55/c Cheyenne 63/36/s 57/33/t 54/37/s Chicago 72/50/t 62/48/sh 60/38/sh Cleveland 80/58/t 75/57/t 69/46/t Columbus 86/62/t 80/60/t 76/49/t Dallas 76/55/s 75/54/s 74/55/s Denver 68/39/s 64/38/t 60/40/s Detroit 80/58/t 71/53/t 65/42/t Harrisburg 74/59/pc 67/59/t 70/58/t Honolulu 86/73/pc 87/72/pc 87/73/s Houston 89/64/t 83/57/s 82/59/s Indianapolis 84/59/t 72/55/t 71/45/c Jackson, MS 86/61/t 78/56/pc 76/54/s Kansas City 62/47/r 62/46/c 58/41/pc Lexington 82/60/t 78/55/t 74/50/c Little Rock 84/55/t 74/54/pc 72/50/pc Los Angeles 73/59/pc 69/54/pc 68/53/pc Louisville 86/63/t 78/59/t 74/51/c Memphis 84/59/t 71/57/pc 70/52/sh Milwaukee 68/46/t 55/44/sh 52/41/pc Minneapolis 62/46/c 57/44/sh 64/45/pc Nashville 86/60/t 76/57/t 72/51/sh New Orleans 85/68/t 81/64/pc 81/62/s New York City 70/56/s 65/56/c 66/58/t Norfolk 70/62/pc 77/65/t 81/62/t Oklahoma City 68/47/s 68/47/pc 64/48/s Philadelphia 73/56/s 68/57/t 71/61/t Phoenix 97/74/pc 94/72/s 93/67/s Pittsburgh 82/60/t 76/58/t 72/56/t Portland, ME 64/46/pc 50/44/c 58/49/sh Portland, OR 70/48/pc 68/50/c 59/46/t Raleigh 79/64/t 82/61/t 80/60/c Rochester 76/59/t 72/56/t 65/47/t St. Louis 80/58/t 68/53/c 71/45/sh San Francisco 60/49/pc 63/51/c 61/49/r Seattle 66/47/pc 67/49/c 56/45/r Wash., DC 72/62/pc 68/63/t 76/62/t Cape Coral 89/70/t 89/69/pc 86/67/pc Clearwater 90/70/pc 89/72/pc 84/69/t Coral Springs 87/73/t 85/73/t 87/71/pc Daytona Beach 87/69/t 88/69/t 86/65/t Ft. Laud. Bch 87/76/t 86/74/t 86/73/pc Fort Myers 90/71/t 87/69/pc 85/67/pc Gainesville 90/64/pc 89/67/t 85/62/t Hollywood 87/72/t 89/74/t 88/73/pc Homestead AFB 84/70/pc 84/71/s 85/72/pc Jacksonville 90/66/t 87/67/t 86/62/t Key West 86/75/pc 87/78/s 85/76/pc Miami 86/74/t 87/75/t 88/72/pc Okeechobee 86/69/t 87/71/t 86/66/pc Orlando 90/69/t 89/69/t 87/64/t Pembroke Pines 87/72/t 89/74/t 88/73/pc St. Augustine 85/67/t 86/67/t 83/65/t St. Petersburg 90/70/pc 89/72/pc 84/69/t Sarasota 87/71/pc 86/70/pc 82/68/t Tallahassee 90/69/pc 87/66/t 83/60/pc Tampa 89/72/pc 87/72/pc 85/69/t W. Palm Bch 86/71/t 86/73/t 87/71/pc Winter Haven 92/69/t 90/70/t 87/66/t Acapulco 91/75/s 93/77/s 88/76/s Athens 66/59/s 77/60/s 79/62/s Beirut 63/54/sh 63/56/sh 66/59/sh Berlin 65/47/pc 72/47/c 60/41/sh Bermuda 74/66/sh 74/66/s 74/66/s Calgary 68/44/pc 67/41/pc 65/41/pc Dublin 55/39/r 54/41/sh 55/45/sh Edmonton 69/46/pc 69/39/s 69/42/s Freeport 84/72/s 84/74/s 86/73/s Geneva 75/56/pc 69/53/r 62/44/r Havana 91/69/t 90/68/s 89/66/t Hong Kong 83/77/t 82/76/t 83/77/r Jerusalem 62/48/r 60/49/sh 65/50/s Johannesburg 67/50/pc 64/49/r 69/49/s Kiev 73/47/c 68/46/s 69/54/c London 61/48/sh 61/43/r 59/48/sh Montreal 68/54/t 61/45/sh 57/45/r Moscow 63/46/c 57/36/sh 46/32/sh Nice 74/60/sh 73/60/sh 73/59/sh Ottawa 72/57/t 70/50/c 58/46/r Quebec 55/43/sh 55/39/sh 57/46/r Rio de Janeiro 77/68/sh 75/68/sh 79/64/pc Seoul 66/48/s 71/49/s 69/47/c Singapore 88/78/t 87/78/t 88/77/t Sydney 67/45/s 62/42/s 64/41/s Toronto 74/57/t 63/51/t 56/50/c Vancouver 63/48/c 61/51/c 58/46/r Vienna 73/53/s 75/60/sh 61/49/r Warsaw 64/45/sh 66/48/c 58/44/r Winnipeg 54/38/c 61/39/c 65/37/s A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 5:23 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:28 a.m. High .............................................. 6:08 p.m. Low ......................................................none Clouds and sunshine today with a thunderstorm during the afternoon. A thunderstorm in spots this evening. A shower or thunderstorm around tomorrow afternoon. Sunday: a couple of showers and thunderstorms possible. A farmer was killed by hailstones when he was caught in an open eld 36 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas, on May 13, 1930. A thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds west-southwest 6-12 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 60%. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst May 17May 24June 1June 8 Today Saturday Sunrise 6:41 a.m. 6:41 a.m. Sunset 8:04 p.m. 8:04 p.m. Moonrise 4:15 p.m. 5:20 p.m. Moonset 3:30 a.m. 4:10 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 90/66 Gainesville 90/64 Ocala 91/66 Daytona Beach 87/69 Orlando 90/69 Winter Haven 92/69 Tampa 89/72 Clearwater 90/70 St. Petersburg 90/70 Sarasota 87/71 Fort Myers 90/71 Naples 86/70 Okeechobee 86/69 West Palm Beach 86/71 Fort Lauderdale 87/76 Miami 86/74 Tallahassee 90/69 Apalachicola 86/70 Pensacola 82/71 Key West Avon Park 91/69 Sebring 91/70 Lorida 89/71 Lake Placid 90/68 Venus 90/68 Brighton 89/69 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High ............................................ 11:27 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:05 a.m. High .....................................................none Low ............................................... 6:11 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 10 10 5 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 86/75 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 10.69 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 91 Low Sunday ........................................... 51 High Monday ......................................... 93 Low Monday .......................................... 57 High Tuesday ......................................... 95 Low Tuesday .......................................... 56 High Wednesday .................................... 95 Low Wednesday .................................... 67Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 43% Expected air temperature ....................... 91 Makes it feel like .................................... 95BarometerMonday ...............................................29.92 Tuesday ...............................................29.96 Wednesday .........................................29.91PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00 Tuesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.02 Year to date ....................................... 10.05


selected items. Stop in to use the Shop Downtown Discount cards. As always refreshments will be served. Full Circle Gallerie, located at 115 N. Ridgewood Drive, welcomes all Gallery Walk participants by offering a 15 percent discount off any purchase during the Walk. For Mays Gallery Walk, the Highlands Art Leagues Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop will be featuring a Five Objects Challenge. The challenge is simple: create a work of art that somehow contains the five objects chosen. The result is an excellent example of how the same subject matter can be artistically interpreted in completely different ways. Come get inspired by studio artistsand membersinterpretation on this unique project. There will be light food and beverages as well as music, and admission is free to the public. Wild Artist Jewelry & Beads is hosting a live demonstration of Polymer Clay art by Sebring resident Shelly Snow during gallery walk. Watch or join in this clay art workshop with finished pieces also available. Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Lindas Books, Childrens Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Rons Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Still Chic Consignment Boutique, Carrillos Closet, Liz & Co, Kathys Consignment, Etcetera, The Pier Group, Full Circle Gallerie and Net Patrol. Most offer fantastic giveaways and promotions during the event, which provides a unique shopping opportunity for attendees. For more information about Gallery Walk, visit http://www.GalleryWalkSebr ing.com.YMCA looking for unwanted carsSEBRING Got a car that youre not sure what youre going to do with it? How about donating it to the Highlands County Family YMCA. The proceeds from selling a car would help benefit children in the local community learn how to swim, play soccer, basketball ,gymnastics, flag football, etc. The YMCAis a 5013C organization, so donations would be tax deductible. Call 382-9622. Becci Davis Scholarship Run is SaturdaySEBRING The 12th Annual Becci Davis Scholarship Run will be Saturday. Sign up is at 10 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 Ridgewood Drive. Last bike out is at 11:30 a.m.; last bike in at 3 p.m. at the Elks, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. The cost of $10 includes one poker hand and dinner served at 4:30 p.m., auction, 50/50, door prizes. Proceeds go to qualifying Highlands County students. Please donate a school supply item, i.e., pens, pencils, notebooks, markers, colors, paper, etc., to be given to a local school for children in need.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Lora Patten from 5-7 p.m. today. For details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host music with Tom McGannon from 6-9 p.m. today. Texas Hold-em is set for 2 p.m. Bingo bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Steve and Pegg y from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host L&L Duo this evening. Bingo is at 2 p.m. Saturday; horse race s at 5:30 p.m. Get tickets ear ly for a prime rib dinner on Saturday, May 21. Tickets are $10. Music with Now & Then. On Sunday, May 29 a memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Call 699-5444. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have a NASCAR Day with wings, nachos and cheese a t 1 p.m. Sunday. The post is at 2029 U.S. 27 South. ASHLEYCLEVELAND Ashley Dawn Cleveland, 2 7, went home to be with t he Lord, May 6, 2011. She w as born to Ronald and Deborah Cleveland on Aug. 24, 1983 in Avon Park, Fla. Ashley grew up in Sebring and graduated f rom Sebring High School i n 2001. She went on to furt her her education in South F lorida at Key College w here she earned her degree i n court reporting stenograp hy. She was currently e mployed by National R eporting Service in M iami, Fla. Ashley was a l ong-time member of First B aptist Church of Lake J osephine. Ashley is survived by her f ather, Ronald Cleveland; m other, Deborah Cleveland; s ister, Shannon Cleveland; h er three brothers, Trey ( Shannon), Shaun, and C ody Cleveland; two n ephews, Jaden and Ty; g randparents, Bill and B onnie Viehman, all residi ng in Sebring, Fla.; along w ith many aunts, uncles, c ousins and friends. She was our shining star f ull of life, love and comp assion for anyone that c rossed her path. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church o f Lake Josephine on S aturday, May 14, 2011 f rom 10-11 a.m. with a celeb ration service to follow i mmediately after. Burial w ill be at Lakeview M emorial Gardens. Those d esiring to assist with e xpenses may make donat ions to First Baptist Church o f Lake Josephine, 111 Lake J osephine Drive, Sebring, F L33875. Condolences m ay be expressed at: w ww.morrisfuneralchapel.c o m. Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Fla. 33870 JAMES LOVELESS Sr. James Alton Loveless Sr., 73, passed away Tuesday, May 1 0, 2011 in Avon Park, Fla. M r. Loveless was born in A lbany, Ga., to Walter Alton a nd Mildred Lee ( McDonald) Loveless. Mr. L oveless graduated from A lbany High S chool in 1 956. He p layed in Ray S tevensfirst b and called t he Barons, a nd he played t he trombone i n several bands such as H igh Society, Golden Era B and, Sophisticated Swing B ig Band, The H ighlandaires, Highlands C ounty Concert Band, the F irst Baptist Church O rchestra and in two G erman bands. Mr. L oveless was a teacher for A von Park schools, South F lorida Community and at N orth Florida Community C ollege. He was a comment ator on WWOJ Radio stat ion for about three years in the 1980s with Do You Remember? show. He served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Avon Park where he was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the church choir and served on numerous church committees. Mr. Loveless is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lucy Vaughn Tatum Loveless of Avon Park, Fla.; son, Jim Loveless (Gena) of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Lucy Anne Coleman (Keith) of Newnan, Ga.; five grandchildren, Lauren, Trey, Tatum, Kallie and Kenley. Visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Avon Park with service beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jon Beck and Rev. Howard Leman officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Fla. 33825. FLOYD POLL Floyd Poll, 83, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 in Sebring. He was born June 23, 1927 to Floyd O. and Beatrice (Park) Poll in Grand Rapids, Mich., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1982, coming from Grand Rapids. He was an automobile manufacturer inspector and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was of the Methodist faith, was an avid golfer and worked as a ranger at Sun N Lake. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially NASCAR, but more than anything, he loved his family and spending time with them. He will be missed tremendously. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Poll of Sebring; children, Dianna (Gerald) VanNoord, Grandville, Mich.; Floyd Douglas (Lisa) Poll, Fountain Hills, Ariz. and Denise (Reid) Endly, Laguna Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will take place in Grand Rapids, Mich. at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com ROBERTTOMLINSON Robert Naan Bob Tomlinson, 74, died April 24, 2011 in Deland, Fla. He was born in Wauchula, Fla., on Nov. 27, 1937 and moved to Avon Park, Fla. at the age of 4, and with the exception of a few years in his 20s and 30s, spent the remainder of his life in Avon Park until 2010 when he moved to Orange City, Fla. for health reasons. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and James N. Tomlinson, and his brother the Honorable James L. Tomlinson. He is survived by his niece, Thea Lyons of Orange City, Fla.; three nephews, James Jamie E. Tomlinson of Fredricksberg, Va., Thomas Tommy Tomlinson of Gainsville, Fla., and Steven Tomlinson of Spanish Fort, Ala. Bob was a member of the Poinciana 227 F & AM Masonic Lodge, Avon Park. Agraduate in 1956 from the Avon Park High School, he won a scholarship to Eastern Kentucky Sate College in Richmond, Ky., and graduated with a degree in music. He retired from the state of Florida in 1986 where he had worked with the prison system and later with HRS. He was raised a Methodist. Amemorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers send donations to your local hospice, or United Methdist Church of Avon Park, Fla. 33825. D.J. VAN GRUNDY D.J. Van Grundy, 87, of Sebring, Fla., died May 10, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. He was born in Groveport, Ohio and was sole survivor in a family of 12 brothers and sisters. He served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps, during World War II. He and his late wife, Jeanette, raised their family in Miami, Fla. where he owned a successful mechanical contracting business. They retired to Lorida, Fla. in 1974, later moving to his home in Spring Lake Country Club. He became an active member of the club and the mens golf association. He recently moved to the Westminster Towers, Bradenton, Fla. to be closer to his family. He was a life-long Mason and enjoyed singing in various community groups as well as his church choir. He is survived by his loving family, D.J. Van Gundy Jr., Suzanne Van Gundy, Carole Van Gundy and Marian King. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Douglas Van Gundy and Christine Wittman; as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins and his many friends. Memorials should be directed to Fisher House Foundation; www.fisherhouse.org or call (888) 2948560. Fisher House is a non-profit organization,providing housing and support for military families with loved ones in VAMedical Centers. Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Morris Funeral Chapel, with family receiving friends one hour prior. Internment with Military Honors will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Condolences, www.morrisfuneralchapel.c om. Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. 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If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements 1050Legals Notice of Public Sale, Notice is hereby given that 6/7/11 10:30 am. The following vehicles will be sold at public auction: The 2007 JEEP UT # 1J8HH48K67C592546 Will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 713.585 to satisfy Towing, Storage & Labor Charges. The vehicle will be sold for $5663.51. Sale will be held by Lienor, Campbells Collision Center Inc. 1405 US 27 n Sebring, Fl 33870 863 382 7551 Pursuant to F.S. 713.585 the cash sum amount of $5663.51 would be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lienor. Any owner, lien holders, or interested parties have a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand with the Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. The owner has a right to recover possession of the vehicle prior to the sale, by posting a bond pursuant to F.S. 559.917, and if sold proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Highlands County for disposition. Lienor reserves the right to bid. May 13, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1989 CHEVROLET 1GCDK14Z1KE126397 ON MAY 25, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 May 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001604 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LARRY W. LANGMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a n Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001604 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and LARRY W. LANGMAN; SHELLY D. LANGMAN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 4 AND 5, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT-OF-WAY, LOT 6, LESS STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT OF WAY; ALL OF LOTS 7,8,9,10, AND 11, BLOCK C, BREEZY POINT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 917 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 26, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104250 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. May 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: GC-09-000943 BAC HOME LOANS SERVCING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P. Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL HINDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL HINDER, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 25th day of May, 2011, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 18, Block 102, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 8, according o the Map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, Public records of Highlands County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 28th day of April, 2011. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 6, 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000746 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. GERALD CLOSE A/K/A GERALD W. CLOSE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a n Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000746 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and GERALD CLOSE A/K/A GERALD W. CLOSE; REGIONS BANK D/B/A AMSOUTH BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER EZELLE; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 1, BLOCK 104, ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, AND IN TRANSCRIPT OF PLATS BOOK 1, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 1 ON LAKEVIEW DRIVE, THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG LAKEVIEW DRIVE ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY PARALLEL TO AND 50 FEET NORTH OF LINE DIVIDING LOTS 1 AND 2 A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE WEST LINE OF FRANKLIN STREET, SAME BEING THE EASTERLY LINE OF LOT 1; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE LINE DIVIDING LOTS 1 AND 2, A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 401 S. FRANKLIN STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 26, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09054324 SUNTRUST-SPECFHLMC **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. May 6, 13, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 5/26/11 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. F399 Harrell, Robert Joseph HOUSEHOLD GOODS A170 Silverman, Jeffrey HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863) 386-0880 May 6, 13, 2011 NOTICE Pursuant to IRC Section 6104(d), the annual return of the G.F. and Mary Ellen Ward Foundation is available for public inspection at the offices of the NCT Group CPA's, L.L.P. located at 435 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Foundation's trustees, Deborah Barber or Marcia Ward, at 453-6631 or the Foundation's CPA, Tammy Hancock, at 385-1577. May 13, 15, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-195 Division Tenth IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY RABER RUSSELL NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY RABER RUSSELL, deceased, whose date of death was March 30, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3967. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Emily DeGelleke Morris 4768 N.W. Highway 72 Arcadia, Florida 34266 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 Telephone: (863) 494-4323 May 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-211 IN RE: ESTATE OF MORALES, MIGUEL A. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MIGUEL A. MORALES, deceased, whose date of death was April 18, 2011, and whose social security number 351-24-6942, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 13, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Morales 3621 Pitzen Road Johnsburg, IL 60051 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 May 13, 20, 2011 1050LegalsNOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE:Friday May 13, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. END DATE:Monday May 23, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. through 10:00 P.M. LOCATION / WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted policies, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida, has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said property. A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from the following locations and/or by requesting a list by fax (863)402-6735 or email to sbutler@hcbcc.org or kbaker@hcbcc.org 1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Kelley Baker at (863)402-6511. 2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., 2nd Floor BCC Receptionist; Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500. Additional information can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. about the Countys Internet Auction process by contacting Highlands County BCCs General Services / Purchasing Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or (863) 402-6528 Note: All property will be sold on an as is, where is basis. The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals Website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida May 13, 15, 20, 22 United States District Court Southern District of Florida Public Notice United States Magistrate Judge (Two Positions) West Palm Beach, Florida The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two full-time United States Magistrate Judges for the Southern District of Florida. These appointments will succeed incumbents, who will be retiring on or about January 6, 2012 and May 27, 2012 respectively. The basic jurisdiction of the United States magistrate j udge is specified in Title 28, United States Code, Section 636. The duties of the position are demanding and wide ranging, including, but not limited to: 1) conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; 2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; 3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; 4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and 5) assist the district court with any additional duties as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the United States). To be qualified for the appointment an applicant must: 1. Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highestcourt of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years; 2. Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness; 3. Be less than seventy years old; and 4. Not be related to a judge of the district court. A Merit Selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the judges of the district court, in confidence, the names of at least five applicants for each position whose character, experience, ability and commitment to equal justice under law fully qualify them to serve as a United States magistrate judge. The Court will make the appointment, following an FBI full-field investigation and an IRS tax check of the appointee. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified candidates, including women and members of minority groups. The current annual salary for the position is $160,080.00. The term of office is eight years. Official application forms may be found on our U.S. District Court, Southern District, web page, www.flsd.uscourts.gov under Public NoticeVacancy of U.S. Magistrate Judge (Two Positions). Completed applications must be submitted to: Flsdmagistratejudgerecruitment@flsd.uscourts.gov A ll applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and the judges of the district court. The panels deliberations will remain confidential. Instructions for completion and submission of the application are included on each application form.Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2011. 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Page 8ANews-Sun Friday, May 13, 2011www.newssun.co m SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 6150FurnishedApartments PLACID LAKEDUPLEX 2/2. Nicely furn./unfurnished. C/H/A. Immaculate. Short term/mo. 863-699-0045 DUPLEX 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 RentalsSEBRING RENTw/option to buy. 2/2 Double Wide Mobile Home. $525. 3303 Highlander. Call 863-446-2414 5150Mobile HomesFor RentSEBRING MOBILEHome for sale! 55+ park. Low lot rent incl. water. 2/1,large kitchen/dining area with pantry, attached Florida room completely inside living. Storage shed. Very reasonably priced. Call 912-492-6867 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -Both sides, clean 1BR, screened porch w/ patio, each side. V iew 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. SUMMER HOUSE-KEEPING Lake Placid Camp now hiring house keepers. Motel or Hotel cleaning experience a Plus flexible hours. Call 863-465-2197 9-5, M-F. 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 QC MANAGER needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast, quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I & II & ACI Certified preferred, NOT REQUIRED. Email resume/salary requirements to: juliem@floridaprecastind.com Fax: 863-655-1215 MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. V isit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO 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. APARTMENT MANAGER LEASING AGENT Leasing and property management experience is necessary. Looking for an A partment 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 housingtc@gmail.com or fax to 904-642-0972 EOE. 220 LICENSE INSURANCE AGENT A von 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 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876


www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, May 13, 2011Page 9 A 1996 FORDRANGER $3000 OBO 863-386-4220 1995 ISUZUHydraulic Low Rider, one owner garage kept, Dayton rims gold & chrome, mahogany gold steering wheel, 10 switches & 5 new batteries, 38.000K. 863-381-4948 1994 FORDF150 4X4 With Topper, V8. $1800 obo. 863-452-0152 9450Automotive for SaleLOOKING FORa Water Pump Windmill. Call 863-655-2166 or 239-494-2059. 9220Utility Trailers1973 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. 8400RecreationalVehiclesPOOL ABOVEGround, 4' x 18', ladder & filter. $150. Call 863-655-0881 8300Pools & SuppliesSEA DOOGTX '03 3 seater 59 hrs. 185hp. $4700. Mint cond. 863-385-5425 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationFRESH PICKEDBlack eyed peas. $25. un-shelled bushel. $35. for a shelled bushel. Call 863-235-0271. 7540Fresh Fruits &Vegetables 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 BEAGLE FEMALE. Fixed and up to date on shots. Great w/kids. Free to good home Call ADOPTED!!! 7520Pets & SuppliesNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesMARY ALICE& CO. presents Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Bazaar, Sat. 5/14 12pm 4pm, Sebring Country Estates, 3240 Grand Prix Dr., rummage / cake sale. Come help support Autism 863-2733-1677 7460Crafts & BazaarsCENTRAL AIRSYSTEM New. 10 year factory warranty. $1495. Call 863-455-4040 7420Heating &Air ConditioningRIDING LAWNMOWERS ( 2 ), 1) Murray and 1) John Deer, both have automatic transmissions. Call for more info; 863-202-5697 7400Lawn & GardenLAWN MOWERPULAN 16. HP, 38 inch cut, 3 years old. $800 863-257-1966 7400Lawn & Garden AVON PARKSeventh Day Adventist Church Community Services Center. Sunday 9 2pm. 2345 Lake Lillian Dr. Sponsored by Walker Memorial Academy. Huge Multi-Family Sale! 7320Garage &Yard Sales 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 CORDLESS DRILLBlack & Decker, with battery pack & drill bits. $25 863-655-0342 BLOUSES -20 long and short sleeved, sizes 6 8. $15 863-699-0352 A/C UNITColeman 4 ton. Cools only. This unit attaches to an air handler. Good Cond. $100. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comHer first season at East T ennessee State was a t umultuous one. Recovering from ACL s urgery didnt make the t ransition to Division I coll ege softball an easy one for S ebrings Sammy Lower. But her hard work, dedic ation and ability shone t hrough as the slugging s hortstop rode a breakout s eason to Atlantic Sun C onference First Team hono rs, announced earlier this w eek. Sam is a tremendous p layer who helps us both in t he field and at the plate, f irst-year coach Brad Irwin w as quoted as saying. She p roduced wherever she hit i n our lineup, and she also f illed in nicely for us at s hort, after never playing t he position at the colleg iate level. We are very fort unate to have Sam for two m ore years and hopefully s he continues to put up allc onference numbers. Lower lead the Bucs in h itting with a .353 average, f ifth among Atlantic Sun l eaders, 110 points higher t han her abbreviated freshm an campaign. The batting average was a lso the third highest mark i n East Tennessee program h istory, with her .504 slugg ing percentage ranks fifth. I got into the flow of it t oward the end of my freshm an season, Lower said. And this season, I was just s o relaxed. I knew what to e xpect and what was e xpected of me. I was ready t o prove myself. And oddly, it was a c oaching change, which c ould have been another bit o f adversity, which aided in t he improvement. (Irwin) was a big part of w hy I was so relaxed this y ear, Lower said. Hes a m ore laid-back coach. It m ight be that it was his first y ear and he just wanted to s ee what we were made of, b ut he just kind of stayed back and let us do our thing. Irwin was named the new head coach last July after serving as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at theUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga since 2006.. With limited time in the field her freshman season, it was Lowers first full year at shortstop at the college level. And while she was a stalwart at the position in high school, this experience was an eye-opener. It is so different at this level, she said. You have so much more responsibility and adjustments to make. Watching out for the short game, these girls are so quick, cheating over when there are runners on. Adjusting to pull hitters, moving back on power hitters and even adjusting based on what your pitcher is throwing. And yet the added pressure afield didnt take anything away from her offense. In addition to the impressive average, Lower tied for the team lead with 47 hits, was second in home runs with five and totaled 22 RBI, predominantly from the leadoff position. She also swiped four bases in five attempts, though her walk to strike out ratio was a bit lacking. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, May 13, 2011 Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Evan Lewis signed on Tuesday to play with the South Florida Panthers, following in his mothers footsteps. 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, left to right, mother Tammy, Lewis, father Jim and sister Paige. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring outfielder Evan Lewis made the choice Tuesday, signing on to play at South Florida Community College for the 2011-12 season. The decision wasnt too difficult, although there were some other options. Atwo-sport standout with the Blue Streaks, as the hardhitting, range-roving outfielder on the diamond and the fleet-footed, sure-handed wide receiver on the gridiron, Lewis drew attention from colleges in both sports. There were some out of state schools that made offers for football, Lewis said. But Ive always loved baseball more. I might be better at football, but I just really enjoy baseball and Id rather not have to keep getting hit by safetys coming over the middle. His talent on the baseball field is for sure, as his speed helped him cover the vast expanses of center at Firemens Field, often tracking down shots in the gap or toward the wall that seemed destined to drop. Hes no slouch at the plate either, batting .325 this past season with a .462 on base percentage and drawing more walks than strike outs. Lewis lead the Streaks in runs scored with 35 and triples with two, while his three home runs trailed only Jesse Baker. Its not often you g et someone with the power to take it out as well as t he speed to leg out triples. Hes just uncommon ly strong for a guy his size , outgoing Sebring head coa ch Hoppy Rewis said. And he s still growing, so Id bet h is best baseball is ahead of him. The decision to stay clo se to home was one of the easi er ones. Ive been wanting to d o this for a long time now , Lewis said. My mom wan ts me to stay home for a coup le more years, but I also li ke coach (Rick) Hitt a lot and he Lewis staying home, stepping up See LEWIS, Page 3B ALMS.com The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn has named Sebring native Taylor Carson as its Manager of Public Relations/Media Services. Carson comes to the ALMS from a familiar place: home of Americas greatest sports car race and the home of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Carson previously worked for the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation where she served as development coordinator. Her responsibilities there included communications, promotions, community relations, event management and philanthropic development. She has also interned for the ALMS PR/Media Services department at previous Sebring events. She comes to the ALMS with a diverse communications background having pr eviously worked in the trave l, non-profit, post-seconda ry education and drag racin g industries. Carson graduated from t he University of Florida Colle ge of Journalism an d Communications wi th degrees in public relation s, business administration an d event management. As Manager of Publ ic Relations, her focus w ill include the Seriesgreen ra cing initiatives, special even ts and promotions, the Aust in Hatcher Foundation (offici al ALMS charity), at-track f an activities, media relatio ns and social media activities. She will report to Bo b Dickinson, Vice President of Public Relations and Med ia Services. Having recently complet ed her relocation from Florida to Georgia, Carson begins h er new role with immedia te effect. ALMS Names Taylor Carson Manager of Media Services Photo courtesy of ALMS.co m Sebring native Taylor Carson was recently named by the American LeMans Series as Manager of Public Relations/Media Services. Photos Courtesy of etsubucs.com Slammin Sammy Lower broke out with a .353.batting average to lead East Tennessee State and earn Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors this past season. Slammin Sammy named all A-Sun I was ready to prove myself.SAMMYLOWER ETSU shortstop See LOWER, Page 3B By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI He scored the g ames final 10 points. He knelt on the court when i t was over. He even apologized afterw ard for any feelings that m ay have been hurt last summ er when he left Cleveland f or Miami. For LeBron James, the night was emotional and unforgettable. And imagine: The Miami Heat are only halfway through the pursuit of an NBAtitle. Finally vanquishing their rivals from Boston, Dwyane Wade scored 34 points, James added 33 including a spectacular closing flourish and the Heat went on a 160 run over the final 4:15 to beat the Celtics 97-87 on Wednesday and win their Eastern Conference semifinal series in five games. When it was over, James took a knee, oblivious to the photographers who quickly surrounded him in Miamis celebration. By then, some of the Celtics were already back in the locker room, skipping the customary end-of-series handshakes. James didnt seem to notice. Everything went through my mind at that point, James said. Finally getting over this hump against this team. Everything I went through this summer, with The Decisionand deciding to come down here to be a part of this team ... because I knew how important team is to this sport ... and all the backlash I got from it. Id be up here for two hours if I tell you exactly everything that went through my head. Very emotional at that point, you know, and happy we got through it as a team. That they did as a team. James Jones hit a 3-point er that kickstarted the fin al push, and Chris Bosh fi nished with 14 points no ne of them more important th an the two coming when he ble w past Kevin Garnett for a game-tying dunk with 2:5 7 left. Wade carried Miami earl y, Eastern finals bound: Miami ousts Boston with 97-87 win See HEAT, Page 3B


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 first class is Thursday, May 5. Summer swim lesson sign up will be Tuesday, May 17, from 5-6:30p.m. and Saturday, May 28, from 9-10:30 a.m. in t he front office of Sebring High School. For questions call 471-5500 ext. 22 8 and leave a message for Pat Caton.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 veley131@comcast.net.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 cbrojek@comcast.net 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.Affinity Health 5KSEBRING Affinity Heal th Professionals and Highlands Independe nt Bank are hosting a 5K Walk/Run for t he Children. The event will take place on Saturda y, May 14, at 8 a.m., with registration begi nning at 7:30 a.m. at Highlands Hammo ck State Park. St. Judes mission is to continue findin g cures and saving children with catastrop hic childhood diseases, and all of the pr oceeds from this event will go directly to the hospital. To register for this event or make a pledge prior to the date just stop into t he office for a registration package, or ca ll Missy at 386-4325 or 253-1360.A.P. Fishing DerbyAVONPARK The Avon Park A ir Force Range Fish, Wildlife and Outdo or Recreation Program and the Wint er Haven Kiwanis Club are having their 7 th Annual Fishing Derby Saturday, June 4 for boys and girls aged 16 and unde r, accompanied by parent or legal guardia n. Registration will be from 7-8:30 a.m ., at the Outdoor Recreation office in buil ding 600, with fishing from 9-11 a.m. wi th weigh-in, contests, lunch and awar ds immediately following. Trophies will be awarded in four a ge classes with hot dogs, chips and soda pr ovided by the Breakfast Rotary of Avo n Park and the Winter Haven Kiwanis Clu b. For more information, call 452-4254 or visit www.avonparkafr.net 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 3, Atlanta 2 Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Chicago 86, Atlanta 73 Chicago 99, Atlanta 82 Atlanta 100, Chicago 88 Tuesday: Chicago 95, Atlanta 83 Thursday: Chicago at Atlanta, late x-Sunday, May 15: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Miami 4, Boston 1 Miami 99, Boston 90 Miami 102, Boston 91 Boston 97, Miami 81 Monday: Miami 98, Boston 90, OT Wednesday: Miami 97, Boston 87WESTERN 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 Oklahoma City 3, Memphis 2 Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102 Memphis 101, Oklahoma City 93, OT Monday: Oklahoma City 133, Memphis 123, 3OT Wednesday: Oklahoma City 99, Memphis 72 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 3 San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT San Jose 2, Detroit 1 San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday: Detroit 3, San Jose 1 Thursday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, late CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCETampa Bay vs. Boston Saturday, May 14: Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21: Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 23: Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 25: Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 27: Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB New York2014.588 Tampa Bay2115.583 Boston1720.459412Toronto1720.459412Baltimore1619.457412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland2312.657 Kansas City1917.528412Detroit 2018.526412Chicago1523.395912Minnesota1223.34311 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles2117.553 Oakland1918.514112Texas 1918.514112Seattle 1621.432412___Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 1 Baltimore 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 7, Boston 6, 10 innings Texas 7, Oakland 2 Detroit 10, Minnesota 2 L.A. Angels 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Wednesdays Games Detroit 9, Minnesota 7 Oakland at Texas, ppd., rain Kansas City 4, N.Y. Yankees 3, 11 innings Baltimore 4, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 8, Cleveland 2 Toronto 9, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 6, L.A. Angels 4, 10 innings Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Cleveland, late Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle at Baltimore, late Fridays Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia2412.667 Florida2115.5833 Atlanta2018.5265 Washington1818.5006 New York1620.4448 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis2116.568 Cincinnati2017.5411 Pittsburgh1819.4863 Chicago1619.4574 Milwaukee1621.4325 Houston1423.3787 West Division WLPctGB Colorado1915.559 San Francisco2016.556 Los Angeles1820.4743 Arizona1520.429412San Diego1522.405512___ Tuesdays Games L.A. Dodgers 10, Pittsburgh 3 Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 Washington 7, Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 7, Houston 3 St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Milwaukee 8, San Diego 6 N.Y. Mets 4, Colorado 3 San Francisco 1, Arizona 0 Wednesdays Games San Diego 13, Milwaukee 6 Houston 4, Cincinnati 3 N.Y. Mets at Colorado, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers 2, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 5, Florida 3 Washington 7, Atlanta 3, 11 innings Chicago Cubs 11, St. Louis 4 San Francisco 4, Arizona 3 Thursdays Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, late N.Y. Mets at Colorado, late Arizona at San Francisco, late L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, late Washington at Atlanta, late Fridays Games San Francisco at Chi. Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Florida at Washington, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA New York41315113 Philadelphia4221464 Columbus3141386 Houston333121310 D.C.342111217 New England23410812 Toronto FC24410915 Chicago13471013 Sporting K.C.14141013WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles425171311 Real Salt Lake5101592 FC Dallas432141110 Colorado43214119 Seattle334131210 Portland431131113 Chivas USA2 33987 Vancouver14581215 San Jose1 436711 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 1, Los Angeles 1, tie FC Dallas 1, Toronto FC 0 Vancouver 1, San Jose 1, tie Saturdays Games Chicago at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Colorado at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at New England, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Seattle FC, 11 p.m. Sundays Games Chivas USA at New York, 7 p.m. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Portland at Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . NASCAR Dover 200, Qualifying. . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR Dover 200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . NHRA Summit Southern Nationals. E E S S P P N N 2 2M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Oakland . . . . . . . . W W G G N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Regional Boston at N.Y. Yankees or San . Francisco at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Miami at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Mississippi State at Mississippi . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change C C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . SEC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E G G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . NCAA Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SC C O O L L L L E E G G E E L L A A C C R R O O S S S S E E S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Iberdola Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA The Players Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . PGA The Players Championship . . . . . . N N B B C CN N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Miami at Boston, if necessary . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oklahoma City at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NH H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships . . C C B B S SB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . 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t hen James finished the job. His personal 10-0 run to c lose the game put some l ong-simmering Celtics d emons to rest. I play with the two best p layers in the league, Bosh s aid. And we do this togethe r. True, this was about the c ollective. And in the end, for James, i t was also personal. The Boston series a year a go was painful for him, as w as the summer and the f allout that followed after h e left Cleveland. I apologize for the way it h appened, James said. But I knew that this opportunity w as once in a lifetime. Ray Allen led Boston with 1 8 points. Garnett had 15 points and 1 1 rebounds, Paul Pierce s cored 12 and Delonte West a dded 10. Right now, I am really u pset, Pierce said. I wish I c ould have played better t onight. Unfortunately we c ame up on the short end of t he stick. I tip my hat off to M iami. They really played g reat basketball. Rajon Rondo finished with s ix points in 31 minutes for B oston, playing with what a ppeared to be a slimmer b race over the still-painful l eft elbow that he dislocated d uring Game 3. I know we gave a lot in G ame 3, Celtics coach Doc R ivers said. And I dont k now if we could ever get t hat effort back. The Celtics got one measu re of a victory Wednesday n ight: Ending months of speculat ion, Rivers said he will likel y return to coach next seas on. Im a Celtic, Rivers said. And I love our guys. So while he could start t hinking of the future, James w as trying to put away the p ast. Exactly one year earlier, J ames was maligned in C leveland when the C avaliers were embarrassed b y the Celtics, 120-88 in Game 5 of that East semifinal series. Boston won in six games, the finale of that matchup being Jameslast game with the franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003. He wound up in Miami, alongside Wade and Bosh, aiming to chase a title. Eight wins down, eight wins to go. Next up for the Heat is the East finals against either Chicago or Atlanta, a series that may begin as early as Sunday. Chicago leads 3-2 with Game 6 on Thursday. When youre playing this game, and you have another guy over there doing the things and as capable as LeBron, not only am I a fan on the court, but it makes the game easier, Wade said. Obviously. Obviously. James put Miami up for good with a 3-pointer with 2:10 remaining, then added a game-sealing more aptly, a series-sealing 3 with 40.4 seconds left, then turned and posed for some fans who screamed in delight. Asteal and two-handed slam 6 seconds later for good measure, followed by a Celtics turnover, got the party started. It was over, the Heat and Celtics knew it, and Rivers stood silently near the bench, his arms folded across his chest as James ran down the clock on Miamis final offensive possession of the series. Of course, he scored. Boston was done, thoroughly worn down by a younger, more athletic opponent. The Celtics won the first three meetings between the clubs this season, then lost five of the final six. It was a series that all of us wanted, really since training camp, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Wade was knocked over into some courtside seats trying to snare the final rebound, but that only prolonged the moment. James knelt in prayer for several seconds, then ran over to wrap Wade in a long embrace as the fans screamed loudly. D-Wade, he made it real difficult, Celtics forward Glen Davis said. He came through. He carried the team. He willed them to win. He carried them just long enough for LeBron to knock us out. The Heat said often in this series, Boston laid the plan for what Miami needed to ultimately do to become champions. James said it again when it was over Wednesday night. Its a great team, James said of Boston in the on-court celebration. Like I said, I got the utmost respect for that team. Theyre the reason why all three of us came together, is because of what they did, that blueprint they had in when they all came together. So its a great team win and get ready for our next opponent. Its Miamis fourth trip to the East finals, its first since 2006. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011Page 3B This summer the South Florida Community Colle ge volleyball program has more camps to offer than ev er before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand an d indoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but t he age group is different than yours please call and speci al arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand a re available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:3 010:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursda y, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16t h: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:3 01:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-1 4: $100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $6 0 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.crawford@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps Special to the News-SunSEBRING Webber International Universitys Athletic Department will be holding its Second Annual Golf Outing Saturday, May 21, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at 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 drawin g, Adidas Closest to the Pi n, Long Drive contest, Be at the Webber Golfer and a putting contest to win a flat screen television. All proceeds go to ben efit Webbers Athlet ic Department. For more informatio n, contact Bill Heath at 52 83775, HeathWL@we bber.edu; Tim Desmarte au at (352) 267-761 9. DesmarteauTJ@webber .e du or Steve Rassel at 63 81431, ext. 311 4, RasselSE@webber.edu. Webber Golf Outing k nows what hes talking a bout. His mother Tammys gratit ude for the choice isnt only a bout keeping her son close t o home for a little longer, as s he is an ex-Panther herself. I was on the first girls s oftball team there on schola rship, she said. Whenever anyone asks where he gets his athletic ability I say its from me, although my husband (Jim) doesnt agree. I also wasnt quite ready for him to go, she continued. But Im also real proud as hes my first to go to college. And in so doing, Lewis is doing a bit of both, going while also staying. Continued From 1B Lewis follows in moms footsteps News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE A long with his strong batting numbers, a keen eye at the plate allowed Evan Lewis to total more walks than strike outs this past season. I did cut down my strike outs from freshman year, she said. Yes, I need to work on that, but Im a hitter, Im going to swing the bat. That she does, as her breakout season showed. And as her new coach said, East Tennessee has the benefit of two more years of her talents. (Irwin) wants me to be more of a leader, someone for the freshman to look to, Lower said. Id like to keep getting all-conference and go for the school batting record. I dont want to get ahead of myself, but I would like to leave my mark. If her sophomore season is any indication, Sammy Lower is well on her way to doing just that. Continued From 1B Lower looks to leave her mark Photo courtesy of etsubucs.com Despite the advanced demands of the shortstop position at the Division I level, Sammy Lower broke though with an outstanding sophomore season. Continued From 1B Heat await Atlanta-Chicago winner


Lake June WestA Scramble was played Friday, May 5, with Ron Hesson, Joe and Joyce Swartz and John and Sue Ruffo coming out on top with a 51, one shot ahead the the 52 posted by Ken Rowen, John Haworth, Norma Colyer, Betty Billen and Don Boulton for second. Jo McCall was closest to the pin on #2 at 7-feet, 6-inches, Billen was closest on #8 at 3-feet, 10-inches and John Byron was closest at #4 at 15-feet, 7inches. The Mens Association played on Thursday, May 4 with Claude Cash, Frank Gallagher, Jack Maginnis and Bill Brouhle teaming up to score a 40 for the win. Rich Loomis, Dick Denhart, Fred Neer and Dick Reaney came in second with a 42. Getting closest to the pin were Ron Hesson at 14-feet, 3-inches from #2, Dave Calvin to 9-feet, 1-inch from #4 and Hesson again at 5-feet, 4-inches from #8.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, May 11, with Jim Peters, Jack Litalien and Vern Gates teaming up for the win with +9. Joe Martini won A Division with +6, Larry Halzworth won B Division with +2 and Gates, Chuck Primeau and Bill Ringo tied for the lead in C Division with +4 apiece.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played a One Best Ball on Even Holes and Two Best Balls on Odd Holes event Wednesday, May 11. Ed Bartusch, Bob McMillian, Cliff Moore and Gene Ransom came in with a -26 for the win. A two-way tie for second saw Bud Snyder, Bruce Miseno, Chuck Fortunato and Howard Ticknor card a -21, only to be matched by Jim Hays, Darrell Horney, John Goble and David Raciti. Horney was closest to the hole on #13, getting to within 17-feet, 1-inch.SpringLakeWednesday, May 11, found the SpringLake Womens Association playing an Individual Low Net tournament with only a few of our summer members. There was a tie for first place in Flight A between Mary Cebula and Teri Swisher, who both had 63. Flight C was won by Rosie Foote with 69. Margaret Mazzola and Jean Donahue both had 70 but Margaret won second place on the tiebreaker hole. On Tuesday, May 10, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association held a Two Man Team Best Ball competition on the Cougar Trail course. In the A Flight, Jan Hard and Richie Eastep won with a net 55 strokes. Gene Hearn and Charlie Keniston were second with 59 strokes. In the B Flight, Gale Monda and John Scroeder came in first with a net 53; aided bigtime by Mr. Schroeder's own net 53; the best game of his life, according to him. Another hot game by Ed Clay (net 62) put himself and Jim Foote in second place with a net 56. On Thursday, May 5, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association finished a Two Day Pick Your Partner event on the Panther Creek course with a TwoMan Total Net Score format. The Day 1 format was a net 1 Best Ball on Cougar. The overall winner of A Flight was Joe Austin and Jay Payne with 56 + 144 = 200 strokes for the two days. Tied for second place in A at 202 strokes was Dwight Demitz and Bo Bohanon (coming from last on Day 1 64 strokes to add 138 strokes on Day 2) and the team of Jan Hard and Jack Hoerner with 60 + 142 = 202. Third place went to Bill Lawens and John Danko 57 + 148 = 205 strokes. The two-day winner of B Flight was Ed Clay and John Schroeder who scored 57 +142 = 199 strokes. Second place in B Flight went to Harry Lasiter and Bill Robbins with 56 + 145 = 201 strokes. There was a three-way tie for third place at 204 strokes between Larry Miesner and Red Bohanon (58/146), Wayne Nelson and Jim Foote (58/146) and the team of Charlie Keniston and Gale Monda (61/143). Page 4BNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK The Highlands Seminole Club is proud to present the 17th Annual Mark Palmer Memorial Seminole ShootOut golf tournament, to be held Thursday, May 19, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park, noon shotgun start. The awards dinner will include recognition of the 2011 Haywood Taylor Scholarship winners and will highlight keynote speaker, Coach Bob Braman, head coach of Florida State University s track and field teams. For more informatio n about the tournament an d dinner, please visit hig hlandsseminoles.org or ca ll (863) 386-9194. Seminole Shoot-Out to feature FSU Track Coach, Bob Braman By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO The annual Florida Classic c ollege football matchup between BethuneC ookman University and Florida A&M has r eceived a new title sponsor. The presidents from both historically black c olleges announced a five-year deal W ednesday with Blue Cross and Blue Shield o f Florida, which will also keep the game at O rlandos Florida Citrus Bowl through 2015. The final two years of the five-year pact are optional. Blue Cross and Blue Shield will also sponsor the popular Battle of the Bands competition between the schools. The Florida Classic started in 1978 and has spent the past 17 years in Orlando. In that time it has had an average attendance of more than 66,000. The game had an estimated $31 million in economic impact for central Florida last year. Florida Classic game gets a new title sponsor By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI The Miami D olphins have cut employee p ay because of the NFLlocko ut, a person familiar with t he situation said Wednesday. Salaries will be cut 10 to 20 p ercent effective immediately f or all support staff, the pers on told The Associated Press o n condition of anonymity b ecause the Dolphins have not p ublicly announced the cuts. The person said the perc entage is higher for higherp aid employees. The Dolphins declined to confirm the reductions, which were first reported by The Miami Herald. It was unclear whether the coaching staff or general manager Jeff Ireland would be affected. Dolphins employees were informed of the reductions by CEO Mike Dee at a meeting Tuesday, and told theyll return to full pay when the lockout ends. Dee blamed lagging ticket sales resulting from the lockout, the person told the AP. Other teams began instituting furloughs and pay cuts in March. NFLCommissioner Roger Goodell slashed his salary to $1, and all league personnel at New York headquarters took a 12-percent cut. Shortly before the lockout began, team owner Stephen Ross didnt discount the possibility of pay cuts. Right now, were looking at it as business as usual, Ross said in Feburary. Hopefully well not be in a position where we have to do that. Pay cut for Dolphins employees


Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. told a cancer nurse Wednesday that while cigarettes are harmful and addictive, it is not that hard to quit. CEO Louis C. Camilleris statement was in response to comments at its annual shareholder meeting in New York. Executives from the seller of Marlboro and other brands overseas spent most of the gathering sparring with members of anti-tobacco and other corporate accountability groups. Awoman identifying herself as a nurse named Elizabeth from the University of California-San Francisco cited statistics that tobacco use kills more than 400,000 Americans and 5 million people worldwide each year. She also said a patient told her last week that of all the addictions hes beaten crack, cocaine, meth cigarettes have been the most difficult. In response, the oftenunapologetic Camilleri said: We take our responsibility very seriously, and I dont think we get enough recognition for the efforts we make to ensure that there is effective worldwide regulation of a product that is harmful and that is addictive. Nevertheless, whilst it is addictive, it is not that hard to quit. ... There are more previous smokers in America today than current smokers. Camilleri himself is a smoker. An April 2009 BusinessWeek article quoted him as saying he had quit only once, for three months when he had a cold. Following Wednesdays meeting, the company reiterated its position that tobacco products are addictive and harmful. Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said the comments represent the most irresponsible form of corporate double-speak. Study after study has documented the powerful addiction to cigarettes is one of the most difficult to overcome of any drug anywhere in the world, Myers said. It is stunning in the face of overwhelming science for the leader of the worlds largest private tobacco company to deny how difficult and addictive cigarettes are. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011Page 5B HEALTHYLIVING Community outreach events Ace Homecare commun ity outreach events for M ay include: Today 7 a.m., health f air, Arc residence, P leasant Street, Avon P ark; 9 a.m., health fair, A von Park Meal Site, M ain Street, Avon Park. Monday 9 a.m., h ealth fair, Highland V illage, Villa Road, S ebring; 1 p.m., careg ivers support group, C rown Pointe Assisted L iving Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, S ebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., h ealth fair, Sebring Bluffs, U .S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m., h ealth fair, Fair Havens, A partments, Spinks Road, S ebring; 1 p.m., health f air, Groves, behind S ebring Diner, U.S. 27, S ebring. Wednesday 9 a.m., h ealth fair, Avon Park M eal Site, Main Street, A von Park. Thursday 9 a.m., h ealth fair, Maranatha V illage, Arbuckle Creek R oad, Sebring; 10:30 a .m., caregivers support g roup, Balmoral Assisted L iving Facility, 93 B almoral Road, County R oad 621, Lake Placid. DearPharmacist: My c holesterol is high, and my d octor is giving me three m onths before putting me on a statin, which I dont want t o do. Can you a natural s olution? C.H., Gainesville Answer: You can reduce y our cholesterol with diet a nd exercise alone, did you k now that? Most assume t hey need a pill because t hats what the doctor o rdered, but a gym is cheape r. When youre not pumpi ng iron, blend baby blend. J uicing fruits and vegetables w ill reduce cholesterol, d etoxify the liver and supp ress pain-causing chemic als. Try combining fresh c arrots, pineapple, celery, p arsley, ginger and green a pples. There are many dietary s upplements to help you r educe cholesterol and Ill n ame them shortly. Just p romise me you wont lower i t so much that you feel sick, t hat seems to be an A merican trend. You need c holesterol, its the backbone molecule of some crucial hormones that make us happy and healthy, namely estrogen, testosterone and DHEA. Lets focus on red yeast rice, or RYR to lower cholesterol. This is a dietary supplement and a product of yeast (Monascus purpureus). Basically, its a fungus that grows on rice, but its a staple in Asian diets. It contains several compounds known to inhibit cholesterol such as mevinolin or monacolin K (same thing, two different names). This compound reduces cholesterol production. Years ago, one drug company saw green when they learned about red yeast rice and created the very first billion-dollar blockbuster statin called Mevacor sold generically as lovastatin. Today, we have other sister drugs in the statin class such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and rosuvastatin (Crestor), just to name a few. Although RYR is a weaker statin than its pharmaceutical cousins, it works well if you get a brand that authentically contains it. I have limited space in this article, so to find out which products are contaminated, which authentically contain RYR go to www.DearPharmacist.com and sign up to receive my free health newsletter via email. Back to RYR. A2009 study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that RYR and fish oils lowered cholesterol just as well as Zocor over a 12week period. For those of you who wish to take RYR, the dosage is about 2,400 mg total per day plus 100 mg CoQ10 or Ubiquinol to restore what the drug muggersteals. Get your doctors approval first, and do not combine RYR with a prescribed statin.Other amazing ways to keep cholesterol down (other than reducing cheeseburger intake) is to supplement with essential fatty acids (like Nordic Naturals or Essential Living), policosanol by NOWFoods or GNC, plant sterols (CholestOff by Nature Made), Kyolics Aged Garlic, Guggulow by Doctors Best (a pure source of guggul) and/or niacin (there are hundreds of makers for this one). Emerging studies prove that probiotics are helpful to reducing cholesterol. Did you know? Consume apples every day can lower LDLcholesterol by 23 percent over six months. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Red yeast rice Mother Natures statin As America continues to struggle w ith a rising obesity epidemic, a r ecently published national study sugg ests that obese children are in danger o f another health problem developing a lower limb injury. According to the study, published in t he April 2010 issue of Pediatrics, o bese children had more leg, foot and a nkle injuries than similarly aged child ren of a healthy weight. The study m easured 23,000 children, ages 3 to 14 y ears old about one in six of whom w as considered obese. These findings are strongly troub ling to those of us in the podiatry c ommunity. In addition to obesity causi ng injury and growth plate inflammation, children with existing foot ailments who have not been evaluated and treated by a medical specialist, such as a podiatrist, have a much greater tendency to avoid exercise altogether, said Ronald D. Jensen, DPM, president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Inactivity is a major factor in developing obesity. For these reasons, it is important that parents be mindful of the type of footwear they purchase for their children, and make sure that any sign of foot problems and pain be evaluated by a podiatrist immediately. Having a childs feet properly measured can also help avoid problems. Whether on the playground or around the home, ensuring that all children wear supportive footwear is paramount to avoiding injury. With summertime approaching, lets keep our Highlands County kids injury and painfree. If your child is having foot pain, visit your local podiatrist. Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center can be reached 314-9255. Study finds obesity in children increases foot injury risk Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Snapshots Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Philip Morris Int. CEO: Cigarettes are not that hard to quit By MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying superbug germs. Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant MRSAbacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and theres no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread MRSAor a second less dangerous drug-resistant germ. However, bedbugs can cause itching that can lead to excessive scratching. That can cause breaks in the skin that make people more susceptible to these bacteria, noted Dr. Marc Romney, one of the studys authors. The study is small and very preliminary, But its an intriguing finding that needs to be further researched, said Romney, medical microbiologist at St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver. The hospital is the close st one to the poor Downtow n Eastside neighborhood ne ar the citys waterfron t. Romney said he and his co lleagues did the resear ch after seeing a simultaneo us boom in bedbugs an d MRSAcases from t he neighborhood. Five bedbugs we re crushed and analyze d. MRSA, or methicilli nresistant Staphylococc us aureus, was found on thr ee bugs. MRSAis resistant to se veral types of commo n antibiotics and can becom e deadly if it gets through t he skin and into the bloo dstream. Two bugs had VRE, or vancomycin-resista nt Enterococcus Faecium, a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteri a. Both germs are oft en seen in hospitals, an d experts have been far mo re worried about nurses an d other health-care worke rs spreading the bacteria th an insects. Its not clear if the bact eria originated with the be dbugs or if the bugs picked it up from already infect ed people, Romney added. Alarming combo: Bedbugs with superbug germ found


Page 6BNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunday Bibl e Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worshi p Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesda y Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The Fourth S unday in Easter Celebration w ill be led by Deacon David T horesen. Eucharist A ssistant/Lector will be Ed G raff. Bible study on T hursdays led by Sharon P almer. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK The W ork of Almighty God (Job 8 :5-7) will be the message p resented by Larry Roberts, m inister. The Sunday evening servi ce will be a devotional in t he fellowship hall. Afingerf ood fellowship will follow t he devotional. There will be a dinner in a l ocal restaurant for members a nd their guests on Tuesday n ight. Avon Park Church of C hrist is at 200 S. Forest A ve. Call 453-4692.Bethel Baptist LAKE PLACID Bethel B aptist Church, 216 E. Park S t., has a new Spanish s peaking service on S aturdays at 6 p.m.. Also at 6 p.m. Friday, the Friday Focus event will be a video on soul winning. Call Pastor Luke Knickerbocker at 6339294 or www.visitbethelbaptist.com.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Christ Embodied in Leitourgia and Diakonia. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information call 4712663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled How Long? at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews.Eastside Christian LAKE PLACID Plan to stay after service this Sunday for the potluck luncheon. This will be the last until it resumes in September.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Our Daily Bread, with Scripture from Acts 2:42-47. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK The Rev. Jon Beck will speaking at the morning service and evening service. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.netFirst Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled The Period of Proclamation! with regards to Luke 4:14-24 on Sunday. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK The pastor will bring a sermon this week titled I See In You... from the sermon series Hear It, See It, Speak It, Believe It. Scripture will come from John 9 and 1 Peter 5. As the pastor brings the sermon he will bring the message of hope. The theme of the sermon is Dont let a problem or hardship cause you to lose hope. First Christian Church of Avon Parks motto is Jesus First at First Christian Church! We are at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or email firstchristianap@embarqmail.com. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Diane Beidler and Linda Correll. Communion will be served by Carol Graves, Michael Graves, Carol Chandler and Gretchen Ames. Greeting the congregaion will be Diane Thibodeau. Noel and Juanita Roberts will be working with childrens church this month. Lighting the candles during the month of May will be Nina Kunsak. Adrienne Diaz will be with the children in the nursery during the month of May. The new officers for 201 12012, the elders and the newly elected deacons will be installed during the serv ice today. The pastors sermon is titled Parable of the Four Soils, taken from Matthew 13:3-8. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352.First Presbyterian Churchof Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, the pastors sermon is titled You are Witnesses of These Things based on Luke 24:44-53. The choirs introit is He is Exalted and the anthem is Go Out and Tell! Maxine Johnson, adult Sunday school teacher, con tinues the study of David in II Samuel chapter 12 in which Nathan rebukes David. Wendy Garcia teach es the youth class. At Wednesday Bible study, the pastor will lead the group in the study of Revelation. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande RELIGION RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Church News Continued on page 7B


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each month, a nd Rev. Jefferson Cox on the seco nd and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir d irector. Worship service at 9:30 a .m.; Holy Eucharist is every S unday. Coffee hour on the first a nd third Sunday of each month. C ouncil meeting on the first M onday of month; Ladies Group W ELCAmeets at noon second M onday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable G arden Club meets as needed. L abyrinth Prayer Garden open s even days a week to congretation a nd community. Like to sing? C ome join the choir. Visitors always w elcome. Come grow with us. P hone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Trinity Tots Preschool (3-4years old): 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Visit us online at:www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m.; Sunday School for all age s, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worsh ip Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Son g worship service at 10:45 a.m Loving nursery care provided eve ry Sunday morning. Youth Fellowshi p, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP S treet). For more informat ion, call the church office at 4 53-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Pauls H istory Lesson to Us is the t itle of Sunday mornings s ermon given by the Rev. D arrell A. Peer. Deacons meet at 4 p.m. M onday. Mens prayer breakfast is a t 8 a.m. Thursday, at S andys on the highway. W omens ministries board m eeting at 4:30 p.m. in the a dult classroom.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A .C. Bryants message will b e Children in the Boat w ith scripture John 21:1-14. The Highlands County b loodmobile will be in the church parking lot Sunday morning. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Steps to Joy with Scripture from Matthew 5:110. The service will also include Rebeca Rivera singing The Times and Toby Cribbs singing The Joy Unspeakable. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix); or call 314-9693Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastoral Assistant Claude Burnett will give the message in the Sanctuary at Heritage (Traditional) Worship and the (Blended) Worship Services. Senior Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the New Song (Contemporary) Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. Only Middle School youth will meet at the Lighthouse at 5 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., overlooking Lake Clay. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Thankful Worship, is from Revelation 7 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. Parkway Free Will Baptist will host the Central Florida Association of Free Will Baptists on Saturday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros sermon will be Being The Church Together, taken from Acts 21:42-47.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will preach on Working in a Stone Quarry? The Scripture reading will be from I Peter 2:210. Sunday school will study Thankful Worship. They will also be looking at the Scripture from Revelation 7:9-17.Southside Baptist ChurchSebring In the Sunday morning worship service the Rev. David Altman will speak on Remember My Chains, from Colossians 4:1-6. The evening service will focus on prayer for all nations. Monday at 1 p.m. Women for Missions will meet in the student hall. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning sermon will be Saints in Shoe Leather, with Scripture taken from Hebrews 11:1-16, 12:1-2, and given by the Rev. Don Davis.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane, just off U.S. 98 at Spring Lake Village IV(across from UHaul). Lay speaker Agatha Johnson will bring the message Stairway to Heaven with Scripture from Genesi s 28:10-17. New participants in the service are Vicky MacDonald, Al Overslaugh Norman Spear and the Rev. David Stevens. Acarry-in lunch follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Continuing his series in Joshua, Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message Sunday is Joshuas Attack on the Northern Kings with Scripture from Joshua Chapters 11-19. The Word of Life Singer s will ministering in music o n Sunday, May 22 during the Worship Hour. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 4716140. The pastors cell is 214-6190. For church info rmation and the pastors me ssages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 6B RELIGION


The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alzheimers Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in AvonPark. For details, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Building, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Country Cruisers has a car show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woodys Bar-BQ parking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 273-1421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Cancer Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 3852974.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m to noon and pancake breakfa st served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:3 0 a.m. Vendors are welcome. N o setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Amonthly socia l is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and mus ic provided for dancing. Reservations are required by calling 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Ter r. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylic s taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open t o members and their guests. Fo r details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information o n other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-400 7. Sebring Hills Association has a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. the second Saturda y of each month at the clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, OJ, coffe e or tea you can eat or drink fo r $3 for members and $3.50 fo r non-members. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse rac ing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and mus ic is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. Page 8BNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011www.newssun.com RELIGION COMMUNITYCALENDAR In my last article Bible s hows us what true humilit y is, I also explained the c oncept of what true humili ty is based on the example o f Jesus Christ. I also s howed how this applies to u s today as Christians. T here is nothing wrong w ith being successful in l ife or being gifted in areas o f our life; however, the w ay we exhibit Christ-like c haracter and humility is m ost important. Gods w ord has provided us with a n example to help us gain a better understanding of t his concept through the l ife of Joseph found in the O ld Testament (NKJV). Genesis 37:1-3 tells a bout Josephs brothers, w ho hated him and spoke d own to him on a regular b asis because he was f avored by their father J acob. This had much to do w ith the fact that Joseph w as the youngest and Jacob h ad him late in life. Jacob s howed favoritism toward J oseph compared to his o ther brothers by giving h im a special coat that had s everal colors. Im sure m any could relate to this s ituation in some personal w ay. Verses 5-11 explain a d ream that Joseph had in w hich his brothers, father a nd mother would bow d own to the earth before h im in years to come. His f ather rebuked him, and his b rothers despised him even m ore. Verses 12-35 tell about J osephs brothersplot to k ill him and throw him into t he pit. Joseph was instructe d by his father to go and c heck on his brothers while t hey were tending the s heep. Once his brothers s aw him, they ripped off h is robe and threw him into a pit. They already made a rrangements for him to be s old into slavery to the Ishmailites. After throwing Joseph into the pit, they dipped his robe into goats blood and took it to their father. They told him that a wild animal had torn him to pieces. His father was overtaken and refused to have anything to do with anyone. While this was going on, Joseph had been taken out of the pit by the Ishmailites. Could you imagine being so loved by your father, and then thrown into a pit? Do you think Joseph might have asked What did I do to deserve this? I dont understand and Where are you, God? G enesis 39:1-6 shows that the Lord was with Joseph. Do you think Joseph knew or truly understood that God had something great planned for Him, such as serving under Pharaoh? He was very successful while he was in this position, and the Lord blessed Him. Genesis 39:7-20 points out that not only was Joseph well admired for how he performed in his position, but he was also very attractive. Pharaohs wife tried to seduce Joseph, but he refused. She resented Josephs response to her and she went to Pharaoh and accused him of seducing her. Pharaoh became angry and put Joseph into the prison. Once again Joseph was putting forth the effort of trying to do what God wanted him to do, and now hes gone to prison after doing the right thing. Could you imagine how Joseph might have felt once again? ow discouraging this could be. What happened? Everything was going so well? Genesis 39:21-23 reveals Gods faithfulness to Joseph again. God was with Joseph just as when he was serving under Pharoah. He was in his favor, and everything that Joseph did prospered, and God blessed Joseph. Genesis 40 explains how God used Joseph to interpret dreams of the prisoners. In Genesis 40, Joseph was remembered, and he was released so he could interpret Pharaohs dream. Joseph was able to guide Pharaoh in what should be done in reality to face what would take place in the future based on his dreams. Genesis 41:37-57 tells us about Josephs promotion by Pharaoh as ruler over the entire house. Joseph also commended him for the wisdom that he had and that no one was wiser than anyone he knew. Little did Joseph know that he would be reigning as a ruler in Egypt when he was being persecuted by his brother, sold as a slave, eventually thrown into prison, etc. The example that God has given us through Joseph was not much different compared to our circumstances today. We have the same potential as Joseph, and God has a purpose behind the difficult things that He allows in our lives. However, lets remember to give God the glory for the great things He allows us to accomplish. Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com. From the pit to the palace Come To The River Leslie Deese I know Ive written about t his before but there are so m any aspects to adultery a nd jealousy it cant all be c overed in one or two c olumns. This is another a spect on how to react to a h usband who is having an a ffair, even if its just on t he emotional level. First of all, there is no a mount of criticizing or p leading you can dish out t hat will make him come b ack to you. The more you s tand on your principles a nd righteous indignation, t he more he will seek her c ompany. If you withhold y ourself from him, you will d rive him to her bed. Im not saying it is your f ault your husband is havi ng an affair. But he already k nows he is wrong and d oesnt care. Men respond t o innocence, dependence, c onfidence and someone w ho knows how to have fun. They delight in someone who takes pleasure in being in their company. They are attracted to smiles. The woman who tries to nag her husband and shame him into being the husband he ought to be will lose him. You can stand on your principles and being right, and end up right and totally alone. Your next husband will likely be a man who was cast off by his wife and the scene just gets uglier each time around. What you can do is beat that horrible woman at her own game. Swallow your pride. Put aside your righteous indignation and get in the battle. You are in a battle for your husbands affection. Write love notes to him. Call him at the office and, with a smile in your voice, tell him you love him and that he will be pleased to see you when he gets home. In todays world most phone calls are recorded so dont embarrass him. Tell him youre fixing his favorite meal and will be wearing his favorite outfit. Prepare a candlelight dinner, create a romantic mood. Become the woman he fell in love with all over again. Let him know he is still the man of your dreams. Flirt with him when he gets home. He may not trust you and may reject you at first. Give it time. It may take months before he realizes you are sincere and not just trying to manipulate him. You can do it. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com You need to fight fire with fire The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay First Baptist Youth host car washLAKE PLACID The y outh of First Baptist C hurch of Lake Placid (119 E Royal Palm St.) will host a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p .m. Saturday at the churchs p arking lot. Support youth summer p rograms. Donations are g reatly appreciated.Walker presents Panda ManiaAVON PARK Walker Memorial Academy Vacation Bible School presents Pandia Mania, a Bible-based fun and free program that runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 1317 for ages 4-12. The church is at 1525 W. Avon Blvd. For information, call 453-3131. Snapshots Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun


DearAbby: I recently l earned that my husband of 3 5 years is gay. I never susp ected and I am stunned. I h ave loved him since we m et. I still do. I have never b een interested in anyone e lse. We have three children a nd eight grandchildren who a ll adore him. I learned his secret from a n email he left on the comp uter screen. It took a few d ays, but I confronted him a nd he told me everything. H e has been with men since b efore our marriage. He a ssured me he has never d one anything that could h ave caused me to get a dise ase. I went for an examinat ion and Im fine. Im lost about what my n ext step should be. Im in m y late 50s. Starting over i snt something I ever cons idered. Im seeing a therap ist who suggested it might b e simpler to consider m yself a widow. I have no i nterest in having sex with m y husband again, but being a part from him terrifies me. I feel like Im in prison. H ave you any suggestions? Helpless in Miami DearHelpless: You are n ot in prison and youre n ot helpless. Youre probab ly in shock, knowing your h usband deceived you from t he time you met him. Thats u nderstandable. My advice is t o do nothing until you r egain some sense of bala nce. Finding that email was no a ccident. Consciously or u nconsciously, your husband w anted you to see it. That y ou no longer want to have s ex with him isnt surprising. Some things to consider: Does he still want to have sex with you? How do you feel about having sex with anyone? Is your husband involved with more than one person or just one? And does he want to stay married? Some women (and men) remain married to their bisexual spouse. Others marry people they know are gay. I do not agree with your therapist that you should consider yourself a widow, unless you want to be married to the living dead. Before making any decision about your future, you should contact the Straight Spouse Network. Its a confidential support network of current or former heterosexual spouses or partners of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates. It helps straight spouses or partners cope constructively with the coming-out crisis and assists mixed-orientation couples and their children to build bridges of understanding. The phone number is (201) 825-7763 and the website is www.StraightSpouse.org. I wish you luck on your journey. DearAbby: Im a 19year-old woman. When I was 4, my mom went to prison for eight years. It turned her life around. At 38, she now has a college degree, a loving husband, a good job and a new home. My two younger sisters say they dont want to be part of Moms life, but they never fail to call her at holiday and birthday time to pick up the gifts they know she has bought them. Afterward, they dont contact her or answer her calls and texts until the next holiday. It leaves Mom depressed and feeling used. I have tried telling them theyre wrong, but they dont listen. They say Im wrong for getting in their business. Is it wrong to want my mother to be happy? Daughter on the Outside DearDaughter: I dont blame your mother for feeling depressed and used. Your two younger sisters are manipulative, selfish and self-centered. However, your mother is enabling them to behave that way. Talk to her and suggest family counseling. She may be giving and giving out of guilt, they may be taking and taking in order to punish her, and thats not healthy for any of them. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 13, 2011Page 9B DIVERSIONS Wife loses sight of her future after husband admits that hes gay Dear Abby By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterThe title character of Hesher enters the lives of a g rieving family approximatel y like the rolling bolder that o pens the film Sexy Beast. Hesher (Joseph GordonL evitt) has long black hair, a p roclivity for shirtlessness a nd a giant tattoo of a middle f inger on his back. He drives around in a beatu p black van blasting M etallica, smoking pot and d oing what he pleases. His e ntrances are comically a nnounced with a loud, metal g uitar riff. When 13-year-old TJ ( Devin Brochu) inadvertently r eveals that Hesher is a squatt er in a half-constructed c ondo, Hesher believes it o nly fair to move into the s habby suburban home where T J lives with his father ( Rainn Wilson) and grandm other (Piper Laurie). The house is in a stupor of m alaise, still mourning the d eath of TJs mother two m onths earlier. The heavilym edicated father is nearly c atatonic. TJ is obsessed with keepi ng their red station wagon, w recked from the fatal accid ent that left him with a cast o n his arm. The films protagonist, TJ i s a tough, scrappy kid whos b een left in a vacuum of p arental oversight to fend for h imself, including against a school bully (Brandon Hill). Hes saved from one beating by a woman who interferes (Natalie Portman, who also co-produces). Awkwardly inserted into the film, shes a lonely cashier who, like everyone else in Hesher, could use a little fun. Hesher is a kind of demented wake-up call: catharsis by heavy metal. Hes similar to Brad Pitts character in Fight Club: a grungy, brash, violent force of life who revels in shattering convention and blowing smoke in the face of talk-itout therapy. Hesher, too, seems almost a fictional projection (something the film alludes to). Though unmistakably shot on the asphalt backstreets of Los Angeles, the film is intentionally not set anywhere specific. And its gritty texture and drab interiors seem more s than contemporary. Its the feature film debut for Spencer Susser, the lone American in the loose Australian collective of filmmakers called Blue-Tongue Films. Susser wrote the script with David Michod (the director of last years critical hit Animal Kingdom), working from the story by Brian Charles Frank. What most comes through for Susser is a talent for working with actors. The young Brochu is an honest 13-year-old, biking everywhere and distrustful of every adult. Laurie is touchingly sincere, even as she grows senile. Gordon-Levitt, though, is clearly having the most fun. He stomps around, hardly ever noticing those around him except for an occasional, sly sideways glance or a mean stare. By just his physicality, Gordon-Levitt is nearly unrecognizable even when half naked. The lone exception is Wilsons overwrought, onenote performance as the grieving father. The talented Wilson isnt given enough range. He comes off as simply pitiful, and nothing else. Like some other BlueTongue movies, Hesher can be gratuitous in its violence. As a movie, its generally mangy and there are obvious missteps (like the clichid flashback scene to the car accident). But Hesher nevertheless manages to be more emotionally true than the majority of the films coming out of Hollywood. Warts and all, Hesher is still a good shot in the arm. Though overdone, Hesher packs quite a punch Movie Review Hesher Rating: R (disturbing violent behavior, sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language and drug content, some in the presence of a child) Running time: 105 minutes Review: (of 4) Newmarket Films Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman star in Hesher. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Associated PressBEVERLYHILLS, Calif. The hardest thing about a pirates life for Penelope Cruz was not all the swashbuckling and sword fighting and sailing the high seas. It was not even the added rigor of being a pregnant pirate as she filmed her scenes last summer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides while carrying her first child, a son with husband Javier Bardem born early this year. Cruz said her toughest job on the fourth Pirates flick, overseen by her Nine director Rob Marshall, was staying in character opposite Johnny Depp as woozy buccaneer Jack Sparrow. To keep a straight face sometimes with Johnny in some of the more dramatic scenes, Cruz said in an interview for On Stranger Tides, which sails into theaters overseas starting May 18, just ahead of its May 20 U.S. opening. I would look at him doing the things he does as Jack Sparrow, and Rob had to cut so many takes with Johnny or me, because we could not control ourselves. He would provoke me and always make me laugh. It was harder than t he swordfights, for sure. Cruz, 37, was easy pic kings for Depp, Marshall an d the rest of the Pirate s crew, who landed her wit hout having to put out mu ch bait. She had been frien ds with Depp since they c ostarred in 2001s crim e drama Blow, whi le Marshall directed Cruz to her third Academy Awa rd nomination for the 200 9 musical Nine. Marshall popped t he question to Cruz over dinn er in London as they were fi nishing work on Nine. H e already had sounded o ut Depp and Pirates produc er Jerry Bruckheimer abo ut casting Cruz as Sparrow s old flame. Bruckheimer had be en angling for Cruz in the ro le even before Marshall sign ed on to direct. He had Cruz s picture on his plannin g boards as the character w as being developed, and it made it a lot easier wh en Rob committed, because s he likes him, and she work ed with Johnny before, so an y trepidation she had about t he project was lessened , Bruckheimer said. 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LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, May 13, 2011 FROM DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE WRITTEN BYCATHERINE NEWMAN, PHOTOS BYTIM MACKAY, STYLING BYMARYELLEN SULLIVAN These sweet stamps let teachers say "great job" with ease, and they come together fast from cork and adhesive-backed craft foam. Packaged with an ink pad and a gift card to a craft store, the set is a great way to say thanks for a stellar year.YOU WILLNEED:Nail file (optional)4 corks (we used 1-inch diameter)PencilAdhesive-backed craft foam 1.Use the nail file to sand the wide end of the cork flat, if necessary.2.Draw or trace a letter or shape on the back of the craft foam. Cut it out and press it onto the cork. Repeat for the other three corks.STAMPS OF APPROVALLet teachers know they made a big impression with a set of (truly) hand-printed cards and envelopes. Bundled with stamps, this one-of-akind gift will make summer correspondence even more fun.YOU WILLNEED:Ink padCard stockEnvelopesPens or thin markersRaffia or ribbon 1.Press ink fingerprints onto each card and envelope.2.Using a pen or marker, embellish the fingerprints to resemble creatures. Let the ink dry, then bundle up the set with raffia or ribbon.PHOTO BOOKMARKThank the teacher for making reading fun with a bookmark that lists your child's new favorite titles. Tuck in a bookstore gift card, and shell be sure to read your message loud and clear.YOU WILLNEED:Card stock or thick scrapbooking paperWhite paperGlue stickPhotograph of your childMarkers 1.Trim the card stock to the desired size (ours measures 3 by 91/4inches), and cut the white paper slightly smaller. Cut the photograph into a heart shape and glue it in place on the white paper, then use a marker to add the message and book list.2.Turn over the white paper and run glue around the outside edge, leaving 31/2inches bare on one side. Press the sheet onto the card stock, then insert a gift card. Stuffed with a sweet scent, this little luxury makes a great gift for a teacher who may be hitting the road this summer. Pin on a gift card to a local car wash, and recipients will be good to go.YOU WILLNEED:PencilPaperFabric (we used broadcloth)FeltGlueClothespinsPotpourri (available at craft stores)PushpinPaper fastenersThin ribbon 12 inches 1.Draw a car shape on paper, or print out our template (online at familyfun.go.com). Cut out the shape, then use the pencil to trace it twice on the fabric. Cut out both pieces, then cut out a felt window and two wheels, as shown.2.Glue the window and wheels to one car shape. Let the glue dry. Lay one of the car shapes wrong side up. Run a line of glue along the outside edge, leaving 2 inches bare. Press on the second car shape, right side up, then clip clothespins around the edge until the glue dries. Stuff the car with the potpourri, then glue the opening closed and let the glue dry completely.3.Use the pushpin to punch a hole in the top of the car, just below the glued edge, then use the pencil to widen it. Make a hole in each wheel in the same way. Add the hanging ribbon and paper-fastener hubcaps.+add a car wash gift certificatePAINTED THANK-YOU MUGWith the stroke of a paint pen made for pottery (we used a Pebeo-brand Porcelaine 150 with a bullet tip), kids can turn an ordinary mug into a useful keepsake for their teacher. For an even more robust thank-you, include a gift card to a coffee shop.YOU WILLNEED:Rubber bandOven-safe ceramic mugTowelCeramic paint penDamp cotton swab 1.To make a guide for writing evenly, place a rubber band around the mug.2.Working on a folded towel to keep the mug from slipping, use the paint pen to write a message, moving the rubber band as needed. (Tip: Keep a damp cotton swab handy to wipe away mistakes before they dry.) When you're finished, bake the mug according to the instructions on the pen package. FUN FINGERPRINT STATIONERY HAPPYTRAVELS CAR SACHET+add a craft store gift card+add a coffee shop gift card+add a book store gift card+add a sheet of stamps