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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 05-15-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Lovebugs, according to the University of Florida, do not bite, sting, or transmit diseases and are not poisonous. They are a nuisance pest, not destructive or dangerous, even when swarming in large numbers, which they do in the spring and fall. But ask Scott Bradley, sales manager at GHC Motorsports in Lake Placid, and he will tell you that love bugs can sting you. They sting when they hit you in the face, said Scott Bradley, sales manager at GHC Motor Sports in Lake Placid. He rides his motorcycle on U.S. 27 everyday from Sebring to work and back. I alternate jackets, he said, because they have to be cleaned after each ride. I have to wash my visor and my arms every time too. The April-May mating season is just about over, but it will be followed by another in August and September. Eggs being laid now will swarm this fall. Students raise fundsPAGE2APool Paradise makes splashPAGE1BBanana Splits now openPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, May 15, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 57 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 87 67Complete Forecast PAGE 7A A couple of showers and t-storm Forecast Question: Have you been using more coupons to help reduce your bill at the grocery store? Next question: Are you tired of the lovebugs? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Richard Johnson Age 78, of Sebring Violet Lewis Age 93, of Sebring John Moseley Age 88, Lake Placid Jim Shader Age 87, of Sebring D.J. V an Gundy Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 54.8% No 45.2% 099099401007 Total votes: 62 Arts & Entertainment7B Business 9A Chalk Talk 5B Classifieds 11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Health 10B Horoscopes 13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B News from the Watershed8B Pause and Consider13B School Menus 5B Sports On TV 2B Index PAGE14B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING After a on eday jury trial, open gover nment activist Preston H Colby was sentenced to 6 0 days in jail on Thursday f or petty theft. Colby, 68, was detained o n Feb. 18 for alleged ly shoplifting a 12-pack of be er and a trailer light kit from t he store on the bottom of a shopping cart at the Sebrin g Walmart. According to the arre st report, Colby paid for seve ral items, but did not pay f or the beer or light kit, whi ch totaled $35.41. They asked for m y receipt, I showed them it an d they said I did not pay for t he stuff on the bottom of t he cart. I said OKand th ey asked if I would return an d pay for them. I told them I was out of checks, and th ey asked if I would follow the m to the security room, which I did, Colby told the NewsSun in February. In the police report, a Walmart associate stat ed that Colby refused to pay f or the items and refused to show his receipt. But Colb y claimed that he called t he Sebring Police Departme nt when the two security peop le got in his face and wou ld not let him go to the res troom. Walmart employe es reported that Colby was ve ry abusive toward them. Colby stated in March th at he was sorry it had happen ed and that the whole situatio n was unfortunate. Colby was booked o n March 30 for failure to appear in the same case wh en he did not appear for a hea ring. After the trial, Colby w as immediately sentenced an d handed over to Highlan ds County deputies to start h is sentence. He was book ed into jail at 6:50 p.m Colby gets 60 days in jail Colby By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Sebring City Council will discuss and vote on the Community Redevelopment Agencys proposal to implement new alcohol and zoning ordinances in downtown Sebring during Tuesday evenings second monthly meeting. City council members Bud Whitlock and John Clark were not present at the April 19 meeting when a 2-1 struck down the proposal. Andrew Fells and Council President Scott Stanley voted against the alcohol ordinance and Councilman John Griffin voted for it. If the ordinance had passed at that meeting the ban on bars and clubs within 300 feet of a church in the on the Circle and certain areas of the spoke streets would have no longer been in place as a special entertainment district would be created. Tuesdays meeting will give members Clark and Whitlock an opportunity to discuss the topic. The city attorney w as asked to come up with recom mendations in Decemb er regarding the ordinance. T he first was to remove the ord inance city wide. Another w as to remove the ordinance wit hin the CRAdistrict. The fin al was to create a new ordinan ce Council to revisit entertainment district idea Tuesday Whitlock, Clark were absent when vote was taken about changing alcohol ordinance See SEBRING, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary is very blue, and they are asking everyone to preserve this today for both music and fruits. The ambitious pickers are planning the first ever Bluegrass Blueberry Festival from 1-5 p.m. at the Rotary Building downtown at 20 S. Verona Ave. with arts, crafts, food and live music. The colorful jam will feature the bluegrass bands Mountain Brew and Highlands Bluegrass. Additionally, the Mountain Dew Cloggers will be on hand to provide some downhome stage entertainment. Childrens activities will include a free bounce house and face painting. Also on tap for the day will be refreshments like blueberry lemonade and various forms of blueberry art. There will be a big batch of blueberry pies for the baking contest and a blueberry muffin eating contest 2:45 p.m. Busters award-winning barbecue chicken dinners with blueberry sauce will also be available. The festival is part of the fundraising events sponsored each year by the Noon Rotary and proceeds will go towards their scholarship program. There will be fresh vineripened blueberries for sale as well. This is the first annual festival featuring locally grown blueberries. The blueberries and plants are grown by Milton Farms, between Frostproof and Avon Park. Major beneficiaries of the Festival will be Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Food Reservoir food bank, and Samaritans Touch. For more information, call 863-585-2132. Blueberry Festival today in Avon Park Lovebugs can sting ... especially at 60 mph News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Chris K. P. Patrick hates lovebugs just as much as anyone else who has ever driven through a swarm of them on a motorcycle. Just ask any biker See BIKERS, page 6A

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The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, May 12: Octavio Adalberto Bamaca, 31, of Lake Wales, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Preston Henry Colby, 68, of Sebring, was sentenced to 60 days reference failure to appear reference petit/retail theft. Larry Eugene Coleman, 59, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of drug paraphernalia. Crystal Lashawn Douglas, 22, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference trespass structure/conveyance. Cameron Bernard Freeney, 18, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, resist an officer without violence and battery. Jarquez Ontario Hester, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer without violence, battery and disorderly conduct. Decarlos Jamar Jackson, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, DUI, possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of marijuana. Kynsha Lavon Kelly, 23, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference aggravated assault. Ryan Derrick Langford, 20, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence, battery and kidnap-false imprisonment. Timothy Todd Lawrence, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. Regina Blyn McClellan, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference failure to comply with court order. Trevor Sean Miller, 18, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. William Junior Watson, 43, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court reference failure to pay child support. Joshua Montrell Wilson, 25, of Lehigh Acres, was charged with violation of probation reference burglary of a structure/grand theft/possession of burglary tools. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Students from Avon Park Middle School discovered that most citizens will open their pockets to help, if others are willing to put in the time and effort. The group told Avon Parks City Council last Monday that they were determined to hold their middle school graduation, despite the fact that it was canceled due to funding. The group sought out the Avon Park Community Center to hold the event, but discovered that the facility would cost more than $600 to rent for one night and the city council would not waive the rental fee. City Councilman Parke Sutherland stepped in, donating the $200 deposit, but encouraged the middle school group to raise the $400 balance of the funds on their own. The group also approached different officials throughout the city government to seek activities for the summer. Interim City Manager and Avon Park Police Chief David Cloud offered to help with setting up fire hydrants during the hotter days around the city for activities and block parties. The hydrants have to be flushed every year. Why not combine the efforts? said Anne Marie Feigner, who is helping organize the events. The kids are learning the concept of sweat equity. When Mayor Sharon Schuler asked with the middle school group what they needed, Feigner immediately produced a firemans hat provided by Cloud. Wed like to pass the hat, Feigner said, and the group took the opportunity at the city meeting to gather funds in the hat. Jasmine Thompkins, one of the middle school organizers, spoke after the gathering. So far, we have collected $205, Thompkins said. I am really surprised that people are willing to support the project this much. The group hopes to hold their dance in June. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com May 11 158293046x:3Next jackpot $27 millionMay 7 242543464853x:4 May 4 61322273750x:3 May 13 913151923 May 12 311192325 May 11 29222831 May 10 27152831 May 13 (n) 2649 May 13 (d) 1019 May 12 (n) 2327 May 12 (d) 6572 May 13(n) 57 7 May 13 (d) 28 9 May 12 (n) 89 4 May 12(d) 64 8 May 13 418222919 May 10 101128316 May 6 22131413 May 3 718364119 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 APMS students raising funds for graduation News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Jasmine Thompkins, Angelica Huerta, Anne Marine Feigner and Akayla Dennis outside council chambers on Monday celebrate their collections from passing the hat for their middle school graduation project. Passing the hat News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Jasmine Thompkins passes the hat to Makayla Dennis during the Avon Park City Council meeting on Monday. The two, along with friend Angelica Huerta, raised more than $200 towards their eighth grade graduation project from the council audience. POLICEBLOTTER Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Community Drum Circle gathers todaySEBRING The C ommunity Drum Circle w ill take place behind the S ebring Civic Center, 355 W Center Ave., overlooki ng Lake Jackson, from 3-5 p .m. today. Everybody is w elcome. Bring a chair or blanket; b ring an instrument if you h ave one; bring something t o drink; bring a friend (all a ges). Join the Primal C onnection and make a j oyous sound. No experie nce necessary. Play along, d ance or just enjoy the m usic. Some percussion i nstruments will be availa ble for the public to use. For more information c ontact Fred Leavitt, P rimal Connection, at 4028 238, or e-mail fred@prim alconnection.org. For m ore information on the P rimal Connection go to t heir Web site at www.prim alconnection.org.Bereah Day is todayBEREAH Annual B ereah Day will be held t oday at Corinth Baptist C hurch in the Bereah comm unity. Bring a covered d ish and join us for lunch a t 1 p.m. Call 635-4207.RCMA recruiting for seasonLAKE PLACID R CMASouth Highlands at 5 00 E. Interlake Blvd. ( Building 500 at the coll ege) is now accepting a pplications for children 35 years old for the Early H ead Start/Head Start seas on. Call 699-3794 to make a n appointment and ask for M aria or Becky (7 a.m. to 5 p .m. Monday-Friday). RCMALake Placid at 5 41 E. Interlake Blvd. ( across from the college) is n ow accepting applications f or children six weeks to 5 y ears old for the program. C all 699-3790 and ask for W anda, Angela or Karen (7 a .m. to 5:30 p.m. MondayFriday).NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Buffet in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 am., followed by the noon meeting and speaker. President Corky Dabe will report on the Florida NARFE Convention. All current and retired federal employees (and spouse) are invited to attend. Model Railroad Club meets TuesdaySEBRING All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Members build and run an HO Gauge model railroad layout. Railbuffs interested in other model railroad gauges are welcomed. For information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer at 452-0334 or Curtis Petersen at 382-6967.Sebring Masonic Lodge to hold open houseSEBRING From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, Sebring Lodge No. 249 F&AM will hold an open house at the Lodge Facility 1809 Home Ave., (corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway). Information will be available to anyone interested in learning about Freemasonry. Representatives of other Masonic bodies (York Rite, Eastern Star, Shrine, DeMolay and NCT) will be on hand to answer questions about their organizations. In conjunction with the open house, Sebring Lodge COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Highlan ds County planners, the sta te of Florida and enviro nmentalists will discuss a recent settlement reach ed with the Department of Community Affai rs involving planned deve lopment communities at the commission meetin g on Tuesday. The countys plans f or development of Bl ue Head Ranch, Greater La ke Placid and Lake Plac id Groves were found in October of last year by t he DCAto not be in comp liance with the states lan d management laws. Highlands County pla nners have spent the la st three months negotiating a settlement with the sta te that also includes t he countys water supp ly plans and agricultural lan d uses. The county agen da packet shows that staff is recommending the f ar seeping changes to t he board, for approval, an d that the settlement agre ement has already be en revived and approved b y DCASecretary Bil ly Buzzett on May 5. The countys develo pment plans faced oppos ition from environmenta lists and other intervene rs last year when questio ns arose about the protectio n of Highlands County s natural resources. According to oppos ition, the county ignor ed the 90,000 already platt ed lots that could be bu ilt upon and looked to ad d more, which the DC A claimed was not nece ssary. The commissioners w ill have to approve t he changes to both coun ty policy and land regul ations, and return tho se changes to the state f or approval. County to look at DCA settlement

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Just in time f or the hot days of summer S ebring resident Teresa Barry d ecided to open he Banana S plit Ice Cream Parlor. B arrys husband, daughter, a nd granddaughter each have t heir own part in the family b usiness. We just love people. We t hought we could make this a p lace for people to come and e njoy, said Barry. Formerly known as S coops, Banana Split is l ocated at 2191 U.S. 27 in the B rewsters Coffee House p laza. Barry took ownership o f the establishment in J anuary and has spent the last f our months renovating and r e-doing the shop. It was very s in here. J ust old timey and old looki ng. I wanted it to look new a nd fresh and for it to be a g ood place for kids to come a nd enjoy, said Barry. The lavender and pink w alls are inviting and the s potless floors, walls and t ables are without a doubt an a dded touch. We made a few changes. M y husband extended the f reezer and the counter area. I t was too far back so now we h ave more space to hold the i ce cream and it just looks b etter, Barry said. Another new aspect of B anana Splits is the product i tself. All the ice cream is h omemade, said Barry. B anana Spilts is also the only h omemade ice cream in the c ity. The family gets its ice c ream for the parlor in B oynton Beach delivered f resh every Thursday. The f amily was excited at the first e ncounter with it. We went over there a few w eeks ago. The owner of the company showed us everything. We learned how its made, we actually got to go help make some. They even showed us the proper way to scoop the ice cream, Barry said with a laugh. So its not some ice cream we just found. We are connected to the product. The company has 80 flavors of ice cream, so many that the Barry family found it difficult to decide what to bring to the shop. The family eventually agreed to sell half of the flavors. Banana Splits features 35 flavors, including sugar free, in the shop weekly with 28 on display. Barry always keeps a few extra flavors on site in case someone has a special requests. The ones we dont have on display are rotated out. We use all of them. There isnt one that customers dont like, said Barry. An ice cream parlor wouldnt be complete without the option of milkshakes. Barry recently purchased three new mixers to stir up some yummy summertime sweets for her customers. We also have yogurt too, and we have started making homemade waffle cones, Barry said. Banana Splits business hours are 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Meeting new people and seeing the kidssmiles on their face when they are eating the ice cream is fun, said Barry. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 3A Enjoy a banana split at Banana Splits By EMILYWAGSTER PETTUS Associated PressVICKSBURG, Miss. Ashley Dickinson was not yet in preschool when the Mississippi River flooded the part of Missouri where she grew up near St. Louis. Some of her familys land was deluged, and the lives of many of many people in her community were changed dramatically by the power of nature. Now, Dickinson, a 21year-old from St. Charles, Mo., is one of several AmeriCorps volunteers working on flood preparation in Mississippi. Some in the federally funded program are working in the local emergency operations center in Vicksburg. Others are filling sandbags. Some have helped improve the floodwall that protects downtown Vicksburg by filling cracks with tar. While shoveling sand into bags, Dickinson said shes doing what she can to help Mississippi residents whose homes and businesses are threatened by the same river that menaced her hometown near St. Louis in 1993. I know what this is like, Dickinson said this past Thursday, wiping sweat off her forehead. The college-age volunteers are part of the National Civilian Community Corps, a program within AmeriCorps. They come from several states, including Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana and New York. Vicksburg for the past two years has been home to the southern region campu s for AmeriCorps NCCC; th e program is housed in a white-columned buildin g that used to be a residenti al Episcopal school. About 160 AmeriCorp s volunteers a year are base d in the city, and they wor k on disaster recovery an d other projects in 11 state s Alabama, Florid a, Georgia, Kentuck y, Louisiana, Mississipp i, North Carolina, Sout h Carolina, Tennesse e, Virginia and West Virgini a. The volunteers are 18 to 2 4 years old, and they serve in AmeriCorps for 10-mon th stints. Tim Griffith, 23, o f Columbus, Ohio, said h e has spent the past sever al months in AmeriCorp s helping with Hurrican e Katrina recovery i n Louisiana and Mississip pi and working at a food ban k to help Mobile, Ala.-are a residents affected by la st years Gulf of Mexico o il spill. Now, hes on flood du ty and is helping emergenc y officials gather conta ct information for Vicksburg area residents who mig ht need extra assistance i n case of flooding thos e with special medical need s, for example. Marie Thompson, polic y director for the city o f Vicksburg, said th e AmeriCorps workers ar e adept at disaster prepar ation and response. Theyve been a god send to us, Thompso n said. Volunteers help with Vicksburg flood preparations News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Richie Cormier, his wife Gina and brand new baby boy little Richie chat Friday with Terry Barry, co-owner of Banana Splits Ice Cream Parlor in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Banana Splits Ice Cream Parlor is now open and serving up cool treats to beat the summer heat seven days a week.

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W hile the Jaycees have been f undraising in Avon P ark and Lake Placid f or some time, ensuri ng firework displays t his Fourth of July in t heir towns, Sebring i s under the gun and b ehind schedule.What a shame if the city d oesnt get to celebrate this F ourth of July traditionally. Economic times being w hat they are, local governm ents, Community R edevelopment Agencies and c ivic organizations just dont h ave the spare money to d onate to the cause. At roughly $15,000, and p robably a little more, a firew orks display is expensive. It i s not, however, a luxury. Because most of us are w orking harder and longer h ours than ever before, and m uch of the news we read or s ee in our brief time off is w orrisome foreign countries in turmoil, corporate leaders called before Congress, city governments collapsing, teachers fleeing their profession it is vital to celebrate what we share in common and to remember we have been through worse as a nation and survived. Gathering on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to share a moment of gratitude and pride is uplifting and joyful, a reminder of the best in each of us, and how we come together as a society. So, what can be done? We could each run out and buy a package of sparklers, meet at Veterans Beach on the Fourth and have an after dark wave-a-thon. Or we could begin a grass roots effort to raise money right now, while we still have time. Wed love to see, for example, Boy and Girl Scout troops join with the 4-H, the FFA, the Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Masons and the Knights of Columbus, all collecting money outside grocery stores, or even door to door. Church congregations could contribute. Neighborhood Watch groups could help. Bake sales and car washes could be held. With everyone giving a little, we could come up with enough. There is another benefit to a true community effort. Many people who complain about big government and our increasing reliance on government agencies to solve all our problems are right. How much heart is involved, after all, if celebrating the countrys birth amounts to a line item in a government budget? How different it is when we look up into a sky filled with exploding reds, yellows and blue, delighting in the reverberating booms, knowing each of us helped create the show. By joining to make the celebration possible, we deepen the meaning of the celebration. Which, paradoxically, means we get more out of less. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, May 15, 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 My dog Perky, the cutest beagle in the universe, has developed fleas. The fleas in turn have decided they like our carpet and have hopped in, lying in wait to bite us in the ankles. Don brought in a can of flea killer in an effort to stop them. The fleas rolled around the carpet laughing at him. Time to call pest control. Another reason to call the bug killers is that my mother-in-law spotted a scorpion behind the kitchen sink today. Being far more courageous than her daughter-in-law she squished the creature where it stood. Its corpse was laid to rest in our trash can without an Islamic ceremony. Hopefully it wasnt a Muslim scorpion. I am not a fan of bugs. I realize they are Gods creatures just like every other animal, but we just dont get along. I figure they have all the outdoors to roam around in, they dont need to be in my house. Sounds reasonable, right? Occasionally, despite our best efforts, a bug does find its way in to the Ware domicile. Such a violation of our borders means the death penalty. Justice takes as long as it takes for me to get someone to play executioner, unless I have an attack of bravery and do the deed myself. You may be asking yourself why I have such a negative attitude about insects. You might be planning to send me long emails telling me how wonderful these creatures are and necessary for our very existence. I know all this. And there are bugs out there you might get me to admit I like. But there are a lot of them that are irritating at best, and scary at most. Take lovebugs, for instance. Please, someone, take them out of the state. They have been everywhere the recently, as anyone with a car can tell you. I keep hoping they will get a clue that they arent welcome around here and go back to where they came from. So far, they are content to hang around and pester us. I also hate, loathe, and despise palmetto bugs. Those things are bigger then they have any right t o be and can pull a shriek out of me just by acting like theyre going to craw l on any part of my body. Stepping on one is out of the question their death s must be brought about by long distance means. My phobia about palme tto bugs reached new heights when some kids a t school decided it would b e funny to tape one of the creatures under my desk. I dont know what reaction they expected, but they go t hysterics. I wound up sob bing in the guidance coun selors office while the matter (and the bug) was dealt with. At least I havent done what a nameless 20 year old apparently did to deal with annoying insects. According to answers.yahoo.com, the young man found a spide r on his wall. In an effort to kill it, he grabbed a baseball bat and swung. The wall sported a larg e hole after that move. No word on the condition of the spider. Another funny bug stor y comes from newsgroups.derkeiler.com Todd Hayslett was on his computer when he heard a pop from inside the cas e and the computer died. Fearing that it was dead f or good, he tried to restart it To his surprise, everything appeared fine. Curious, he shut down an d opened up the case. There on the motherboard, was a fried bug. He wiped up th e mess with a damp cloth, l et things dry, and no more problems. His conclusion? I gues s Windows really does have bugs I could go on but computer bugs are a whole nother column. Besides, I sense Ive bugged you enough. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@embarqmail.com Bugged by bugs Lauras Look Laura Ware W hat was done for the taxpayer? E ditor: The 2011 legislative sess ion was noteworthy for seve ral reasons. There were h uge tax cuts for large corp orations that the Governor b leated for. Yet there was no r oll back of the car tag fees t hat would benefit working f olks. They passed changes i n homeowners insurance t hat restricts claims taxpayi ng homeowners can make w hen sinkholes damage their h ome. It also reduces the t ime to make a claim, and a llows insurance companies t o raise rates for some covera ge without approval by the i nsurance commission. Not a t hing to help homeowners w ith the outrageous rates t hese companies already c harge. Nor did they address the d amage to homes and roads c aused by growers overp umping during freezes. T hat my friends, is a two for o ne. Big agribusiness can c ause sinkholes and big i nsurance wont pay. Would it surprise anyone t o learn that the insurance c ompany friendly legislation w as sponsored by Senator G arrett Richter who just c oincidentally won Florida I nsurance Council, L egislator of the Year, 2009, and Special Leadership Award 2010. The Governor and the lawmakers chattered on about reducing regulations on growth, development and businesses, all of which effect water quality. Yet the Senate couldnt find the time to repeal regulations requiring 3 million rural Florida homeowners to have their septic tanks inspected at their cost. Then there was an unwillingness to try to reduce illegal immigration. This was an issue that many Floridians wanted to see addressed. The effort was derailed by Senator J.D. Alexander. I am certain that the fact that Mr. Alexander has large citrus and agriculture interests had nothing to do with this. Governor Scott had a lovely inauguration paid for in large part by the private prison industry, he also watched the Super Bowl at a party hosted by a lobbyist for the GEO group, Aprivate prison company. Here is a shock for you, the Governor and legislature decided to turn over all the state prisons in south Florida to these private prison companies. Guess what, mall cops to keep felons out of your house. So, the 2011 legislative session went. Nothing for the bulk of the people of Florida. No sales tax cuts. No reduction in fees for car tags and other licences. The state forcing you to have your working septic system inspected at your cost. What is likely to be huge increases in home insurance costs. Less public safety, less school funding. Less protections for the beautiful Florida we all love. But buddy, if you are big company or a wealthy developer or in the insurance business. Christmas came in May. D. Orr Avon Park BouquetsBlue Streak Golf Classic a successEditor: On behalf of the Sebring High School administration, coaching staff, and every athlete at Sebring High School, I would like to express sincere appreciation to the community, Sebring Firemen, Highlands Ridge Golf Club, Sun N Lake Golf Club, and all golfers who participated in the 28th Annual Blue Streak Golf Classic on May 7. In these tough times, the community and local businesses were extremely generous in the support of the fundraising event. Thank you to the record field of 200 golfers and your purchase of raffle tickets. A special thank you to Beef O Bradys and Sweetbays for supplying the food. The athletic department wishes to extend our gratitude to the 25 businesses that were hole sponsors. For a golf tournament to be successful, door prizes, raffle items, and goodie bags items are essential. The local businesses responded with an overwhelming amount of generosity, as 165 businesses donated door prizes. Thank you so much. To our flight winner sponsors Olympic Restaurant, Blue Crab, Yannis, Cowboys, Taylor Oil, Publix, Dees your donations were greatly appreciated. It is my hope that by awarding our flight winners with gifts certificates, it will generate business back into the community. Thank you to our bronze sponsors AXAAdvisors, Highlands Independent Bank, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid, Glades Electric, Hancock Citrus, ABC Appliance, Cowboys, Youth for Christ, Sevigny Associates, the News Sun and Highlands Today. Your contributions were instrumental to our success. Sebring Firemen, Inc., you are the backbone of SHS athletics. Dave Travers, without you cooking all those hamburgers and hot dogs, we would have had a lot of hungry golfers and workers. Aspecial thank you goes to SHS cheerleaders, all SH S coaches, secretaries and administrators who donated their time to register golfer s, serve breakfast and lunch, and distribute towels and drinks. You ensured that the day ran smoothly. Last, but not least, thank you to the Sun N Lake and Highlands Ridge staffs. It was a wonderful day. Terry Quarl es Athletic Direct or Sebring High Scho ol Smoaks message heard loud and clearEditor: I wanted to express my gratitude for the article regarding the uplifting and inspiring speech given by Tracee Smoak at the countys high school honors pro gram. What a wonderful les son about strength of chara cter and perseverance. I hear d her message loud and clear I thank you for passing t he message on to those of us who were not in attendance Ellie Johnso n Lake Plac id It may be good news after all 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. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun.

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VIOLETLEWIS Violet S. Lewis, 93, of S ebring, went to be with the L ord on Friday, May 6, 2011, w hile in the care of Good S hepherd Hospice. She was b orn to Howard and Sarah S picher of Indiana County, P a., on Oct. 18, 1917. She m oved to Opa Locka, Fla. in 1 952 and then to this area in 1 980. She was a resident of F air Haven where she loved to play Bingo. She enjoyed football and especially her team the Bucs. She was a member of the F irst Baptist Church, Avon P ark. She was a woman of h er word and always took life t o its fullest. She was preceded in death b y her husband of 40 years, C lyde Lewis, her parents and b rother, George. She is surv ived by her daughter, Sara a nd husband Jack Burroughs, A von Park; sister, Willavene a nd husband, Harry Reed, P alm Harbour; three grandc hildren, Stacy, Shelby, Scott a nd wife Laura, four great g randchildren and two great g reat grandchildren; three n ephews, Howard and wife J oAnn Reed, Harry and wife K ay and George Spicher, Jr o f Michigan. Amemorial service will be h eld on Sunday, May 22, 2 011 at 3 p.m. at Fountain F uneral Home with Rev. Jim C oates officiating. In lieu of f lowers memorial may be m ade to Good Shepherd H ospice. Arrangements by Fountain F uneral Home, Avon Park. JOHN H. MOSELEY John H. Moseley, 88, of Lake Placid went to be with his L ord on Thursday morning, M ay 12, 2011 at the Florida H ospital Lake Placid. He was b orn on Sept. 14, 1922 in D ixon, Tenn., to parents John H Sr. and Mary (Boyte) Moseley, and was raised by his Aunt Hazel Boyte Kern. Mr. Moseley served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the southeast regional director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, retiring in 1976. He moved to Lake Placid 25 years ago from Plantation, Fla. and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, NARFE, American Legion and AARP. Mr. Moseley loved spending time with his family and enjoyed a good tennis match. John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary; daughters, Mary Ellen Marshall (Bob), Linda Freeston (Gary), Jean Hoover (Bud) and Hazel Matovich (Andy); son, Thomas Moseley (Gladys); nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 with funeral service celebrating Mr. Moseleys life starting at 1 p.m. at the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid with Rev. Richard Norris celebrating. Burial will take place at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scott funeralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, Fla., 465-4134. JIM SHADER Jim Shader, 87, of Sebring, died on May 8, 2011. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., he moved from Dearborn, Mich. to Sebring in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned both his bachelors and masters degree at Wayne State University and then taught school in Dearborn for 30 years. He was an extensive world traveler, accomplished wood carver, loved the outdoors and especially bird watching. He is survived by LuElla, his loving wife of 63 years; sons, Tom (Gabi) of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jerry (Robin) of Gladwin, Mich., John (Patricia) of Albany, Ore.; and daughter, Donna (Dean) Marks of Portage, Mich.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will be having a private memorial service at a future date. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL33908. D.J. VAN GUNDY D.J. Van Gundy, 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 lifelong 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 nonprofit 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.com. Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Fla. 33870 This obituary is being reprinted due to an error. Death noticeRichard E. Johnson 78, of Sebring, died May 12, 2011. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is handling arrangements. w ill be putting on a Free C hild ID event. Children m ust be accompanied by a p arent or guardian. Each c hild will be photographed, f ingerprinted, have a DNA s ample prepared and a voice s ample recorded. The parent w ill then be supplied with a C D with all the information c ollected as well as laminate d ID cards. Tragically, child ren are abducted and b ecome missing all the time. T his information could b ecome very valuable if the c hild were to go missing. E very second counts if an Amber Alert needs to go o ut. Also in conjunction with t he open house, the Lodge w ill be having their monthly c hicken barbecue dinner. T he meal includes chicken, b aked beans, coleslaw, potat o salad, drink, and dessert. C ost of the meal is $8.. If you have questions call D on Cains, Worshipful M aster at 471-2078.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have NASCAR on the s creen at 1 p.m. today. For d etails, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will host karaoke with B ama Jam from 3-6 p.m. t oday. For details, call the l odge at 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have a game o f poker at 2 p.m. Monday. c all the lodge at 699-5444.SALT meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Childrens Advocacy Center, 1000 S. Highlands Ave. (just north of Sebring High School). The meeting, hosted by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, will begin at 10 a.m. Deputy Jan Tosella of the Special Victims Unit, Highlands County Sheriffs Office and Department of Children and Families investigator Myra Young will address issues they encounter when investigating Elder Abuse complaints. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge, however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation please contact SALTpresident Janet Tindell at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7369. The SALTCouncil is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. SALTmeetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings rotate throughout Highlands County. LP Art League changes meeting LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Art League is having an exciting change of venue at 5 p.m. for its Wednesday dinner meeting. The group will meet at the Toby the Clown Foundation, 109 E Interlake, dining on pizza and touring the Clown Museum. Contact Pat Keesling or Ken Lorrant with any special dietary needs and to make reservations. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 5A Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Lewis Shader Special to the News-SunSEBRING Over the past week the Highlands County Sheriffs Office has been made aware of several new tactics to solicit personal information from unsuspecting victims. Callers pretend to be representatives from local social service organizations and businesses requesting credit card information, Social Security numbers and other forms of identification. The Sheriffs Office advises that legitimate social service organizations, businesses, physicians and the like will not call you to get or verify your personal information. Nell Hayes, public information officer at the Sheriffs Office, said, Thieves are relying on your trust of these companies to over-ride your good judgment. Dont let them do it. Unless you initiated the call, make it a practice not to give out any personal information such as date of birth, Social Security Number or credit card numbers over the phone. If you are contacted by someone representing a company you do business with and you are concerned about your account, call the company back at a phone number that you have on file. Do not call the number the caller provides as they may have set up an accomplice to field those calls as well. Here are a few things t o keep in mind: Check out any urgen t request (usually receive d by e-mail) from a relativ e or friend who is in troub le and needs cash. Most o f these are scams. Call th e relative directly and verif y before sending any finan cial assistance. When ordering a prod uct or service over th e phone, be sure you initia ted the call and that you go t the phone number from a legitimate source. If making an intern et purchase, be sure you hav e verified the website an d are using a secure connec tion. Secure connection s are indicated by a locke d padlock symbol usually i n the lower right task ba r. Hold the cursor over th is icon and the name of th e company providing th e security will be revealed. If nothing comes up, it coul d be a fake icon and the si te may not actually be secur e. To determine if th e website itself is secur e look for https: in the we b address. The addition o f the s indicates a secur e website. Remember, if its to o good (or bad) to be true; if theres a sense of urgenc y and/or secrecy, its proba bly a scam. Follow you r instincts and stay safe , Hayes said. Sheriffs Office warns of scams seeking personal information Associated PressMIAMI Three South Florida men have been charged with providing about $45,000 in financial support to the Pakistani Taliban, which the State Department has designated as a terrorist organization. The U.S. Attorneys office in Miami announced Saturday the arrests of Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan and sons Irfan Khan and Izhar Khan. Hafiz Khan is the imam at Miami Mosque, also known as Flagler Mosque, and Izhar Khan is the imam at Jamaat AlMumineen Mosque in nearby Margate. Officials say the mosques are not suspected of wrongdoing. 3 Florida men charged with supporting terrorism

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com The eggs, about 600 per f emale, are laid under decayi ng vegetation, where they m orph into adulthood. This t akes longer in the winter, a nd less time in the summer. The University of Florida r eports that full grown loveb ugs live just long enough to m ate, feed, disperse and d eposit eggs a life span of t hree to four days. To judge by appearances, t he bugs make the most of t heir lives, multi-tasking by f lying and mating at the same t ime in orgy-like swarms. While not around long a nd harmless to people, other a nimals and plant life l ovebugs are a royal pain. For one thing, they are s oft, smearing on a surface w hen brushed away. For another, there are just s o many of them. Most Floridians have seen s warms of thousands of the s quishy, copulating couples h overing over roads, seemi ngly dedicated to suicide on t he move, as if seeking death by hurtling themselves into windshields and chrome grills or exposed teeth, leather jackets, bare arms, and foreheads. The first thing Florida motorcyclists and bicyclists learn is to keep their mouths shut during the swarming season. Bradley didnt think the lovebug swarms are worse this year than other years, but added he hadnt been riding back roads and it could worse on them. They seem worse in the afternoon, he said. Chris K.P. Patrick, who often rides his Harley Davidson on U.S. 98, runs into bunches of them. Some as recently as Thursday. They terribly, terribly bad this year, he said. When asked if he had any good lovebug stories, Patrick raised one eyebrow. No stories are good about running through lovebugs, he said. They get all over your sunglasses and you have to pull over several times, just to clean them off enough to see. The bad part is they are nothing but oil, they splatter everywhere. They hit the windshield or a side mirror and you get plastered with all their juices. Its just terrible. Rick Yaeger of Hub Cycle in Avon Park laughed when asked about surviving lovebug season. Dont smile, he said, and you can quote me. Dont ride with your mouth open, said J.D. Barrett, who sold his motorcycle a while back, but remembers the bugs. Although they are not themselves inherently corrosive, left out in the sun dead lovebugs bake into a vehicles surface, destroying the paint and marring the finish. Glenn Bragg, of the Bragg Glenn Car Wash on Main Street and Verona in Avon Park, said the only way to deal with lovebugs is to get rid of them quickly. Dont let them dry, he said. Scrub them off. Theres no easy fix but elbow grease. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lovebugs can be so heavy that they turn a light-colored vehicle to black when viewed from the front. Bikers hate lovebugs more than most

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 7A TODAYA couple of showers and a t-storm87 / 67Winds: WSW at 10-20 mphPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.85 / 65Winds: W at 10-20 mphMONDAYSome sun with a t-storm possible81 / 59Winds: W at 15-25 mphTUESDAYMostly sunny85 / 62Winds: WSW at 7-14 mphWEDNESDAYA t-storm around in the afternoon89 / 68Winds: ESE at 8-16 mphTHURSDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue.Today Mon. Tue. Washington Washington 78/61 78/61 New York NewYork 70/61 70/61 Miami Miami 88/72 88/72 Atlanta Atlanta 68/50 68/50 Detroit Detroit 54/42 54/42 Houston Houston 79/55 79/55 Chicago Chicago 51/41 51/41 Minneapolis Minneapolis 63/40 63/40 Kansas City KansasCity 62/41 62/41 El Paso ElPaso 84/64 84/64 Denver Denver 58/40 58/40 Billings Billings 62/43 62/43 Los Angeles LosAngeles 66/53 66/53 San Francisco SanFrancisco 59/49 59/49 Seattle Seattle 54/45 54/45 Washington 78/61 New York 70/61 Miami 88/72 Atlanta 68/50 Detroit 54/42 Houston 79/55 Chicago 51/41 Minneapolis 63/40 Kansas City 62/41 El Paso 84/64 Denver 58/40 Billings 62/43 Los Angeles 66/53 San Francisco 59/49 Seattle 54/45 A storm system pushing eastward over the Mason-Dixon Line will trigger thunderstorms over the mid-Atlantic and the Southeast today. A few of the thunderstorms rumbling along the mid-Atlantic and Southeast coastlines to South Florida could turn strong with gusty winds and hail. Locally torrential downpours may also trigger ash ooding, especially in poor drainage areas. Well to the north of the storm track, a steadier and soaking rain may also cause some ooding incidents over northern New England. U.S. Cities National Forecast for May 15Shown 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 Mon. Tue.Today Mon. Tue. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 78/53/s 81/53/s 78/48/s Atlanta 68/50/pc 65/49/t 67/48/pc Baltimore 74/58/t 74/59/t 76/60/t Birmingham 69/49/pc 65/46/t 68/47/s Boston 60/55/r 66/55/sh 65/56/sh Charlotte 76/52/t 71/50/t 68/47/t Cheyenne 52/36/pc 65/40/pc 66/42/pc Chicago 51/41/r 56/38/pc 59/41/pc Cleveland 62/43/t 51/41/r 56/45/r Columbus 66/47/t 57/42/sh 57/44/sh Dallas 71/53/pc 73/55/s 78/60/s Denver 58/40/pc 70/43/s 75/43/pc Detroit 54/42/r 57/41/sh 57/45/sh Harrisburg 74/58/t 72/56/t 74/58/r Honolulu 87/73/pc 88/73/pc 87/72/pc Houston 79/55/s 82/59/s 82/61/pc Indianapolis 58/42/c 61/40/c 62/43/sh Jackson, MS 70/52/s 66/46/pc 71/47/s Kansas City 62/41/pc 63/44/s 65/48/s Lexington 62/48/c 57/41/sh 59/43/sh Little Rock 68/47/pc 71/46/pc 73/50/s Los Angeles 66/53/pc 67/54/pc 68/55/pc Louisville 64/48/c 59/44/c 63/47/sh Memphis 64/47/pc 64/48/pc 70/50/s Milwaukee 52/39/c 55/40/pc 56/43/pc Minneapolis 63/40/pc 63/44/s 66/46/s Nashville 62/46/sh 60/43/sh 62/43/pc New Orleans 77/59/s 75/55/pc 75/58/s New York City 70/61/t 70/60/t 68/60/sh Norfolk 82/62/t 79/59/t 78/60/t Oklahoma City 68/47/pc 72/49/s 74/55/s Philadelphia 74/61/t 74/60/t 73/58/t Phoenix 90/67/s 87/65/s 84/62/s Pittsburgh 69/50/t 60/50/sh 60/49/r Portland, ME 56/49/r 57/51/sh 64/52/sh Portland, OR 55/44/sh 61/42/sh 62/43/sh Raleigh 82/55/t 77/52/t 73/52/t Rochester 60/44/r 55/48/r 71/57/r St. Louis 54/43/sh 64/43/pc 65/45/pc San Francisco 59/49/t 61/50/pc 61/50/sh Seattle 54/45/r 56/43/sh 57/42/sh Wash., DC 78/61/t 75/59/t 75/60/t Cape Coral 88/67/t 85/66/pc 82/61/pc Clearwater 86/69/t 83/66/pc 78/64/pc Coral Springs 87/71/t 85/70/t 86/65/pc Daytona Beach 86/65/t 81/60/pc 77/57/s Ft. Laud. Bch 88/73/t 87/74/t 88/68/pc Fort Myers 88/67/t 84/67/pc 82/62/pc Gainesville 85/60/t 80/52/pc 76/50/s Hollywood 88/71/t 88/72/t 86/67/pc Homestead AFB 85/70/t 86/72/t 85/67/pc Jacksonville 83/59/t 80/53/pc 76/51/s Key West 87/74/t 85/75/pc 85/73/pc Miami 88/72/t 86/73/t 87/69/pc Okeechobee 86/66/t 85/65/t 83/59/pc Orlando 86/64/t 86/62/t 81/58/pc Pembroke Pines 88/71/t 88/72/t 86/67/pc St. Augustine 83/63/t 79/56/pc 73/55/s St. Petersburg 86/70/t 83/66/pc 78/64/pc Sarasota 85/68/t 83/67/pc 78/60/pc Tallahassee 80/58/pc 76/50/pc 78/49/s Tampa 85/69/t 81/65/pc 81/63/pc W. Palm Bch 86/71/t 85/69/t 86/64/pc Winter Haven 87/66/t 85/63/t 79/59/pc Acapulco 93/77/s 93/77/pc 89/77/t Athens 79/62/s 78/65/pc 76/58/s Beirut 66/57/pc 73/62/s 79/69/s Berlin 60/41/c 62/46/c 67/46/c Bermuda 74/68/s 73/68/s 75/68/pc Calgary 62/42/pc 63/37/pc 54/42/pc Dublin 57/49/sh 59/47/r 56/53/c Edmonton 66/48/s 70/37/pc 56/42/pc Freeport 86/72/t 85/72/t 83/70/pc Geneva 61/46/r 65/46/pc 69/49/pc Havana 89/64/t 88/64/sh 86/64/sh Hong Kong 83/77/t 84/74/t 79/75/r Jerusalem 65/50/s 70/53/s 76/61/s Johannesburg 69/49/pc 63/49/t 63/48/t Kiev 66/49/c 72/54/c 64/58/sh London 62/49/pc 67/50/c 65/51/c Montreal 54/41/r 50/41/r 55/48/r Moscow 57/35/pc 58/45/pc 54/47/r Nice 73/59/sh 73/57/sh 72/61/pc Ottawa 58/39/r 50/35/r 54/51/r Quebec 57/41/r 45/41/r 55/41/r Rio de Janeiro 80/64/t 70/63/sh 70/62/sh Seoul 69/52/pc 69/47/pc 71/53/s Singapore 86/77/c 86/78/t 85/78/r Sydney 64/41/s 66/41/s 66/44/pc Toronto 52/39/r 53/39/r 52/48/r Vancouver 56/46/r 54/48/sh 60/48/c Vienna 60/49/r 65/46/c 69/52/pc Warsaw 60/44/r 61/45/pc 65/47/pc Winnipeg 64/42/s 67/44/s 67/50/s A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 7:18 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:56 a.m. High .............................................. 8:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 1:18 p.m. Times of clouds and sun today with a few showers and a t-storm; breezy. A moonlit sky tonight. Partly sunny, becoming breezy tomorrow afternoon with a shower or t-storm. Tuesday: breezy with a thunderstorm possible. A tornado on this date in 1968 cut a 65-mile path through Iowa. Charles City was hit the hardest with 13 deaths and $30 million in damage. Breezy today with a couple of thunderstorms. Winds west 10-20 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 60% 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 Monday Sunrise 6:40 a.m. 6:39 a.m. Sunset 8:05 p.m. 8:06 p.m. Moonrise 6:27 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Moonset 4:54 a.m. 5:41 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 83/59 Gainesville 85/60 Ocala 87/62 Daytona Beach 86/65 Orlando 86/64 Winter Haven 87/66 Tampa 85/69 Clearwater 86/69 St. Petersburg 86/70 Sarasota 85/68 Fort Myers 88/67 Naples 85/69 Okeechobee 86/66 West Palm Beach 86/71 Fort Lauderdale 88/73 Miami 88/72 Tallahassee 80/58 Apalachicola 79/59 Pensacola 82/58 Key West Avon Park 87/67 Sebring 87/67 Lorida 87/67 Lake Placid 87/65 Venus 87/66 Brighton 87/67 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 1:44 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:18 a.m. High ............................................ 12:28 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:00 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. 5 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 87/74 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 10.62 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Tuesday ......................................... 95 Low Tuesday .......................................... 56 High Wednesday .................................... 95 Low Wednesday .................................... 67 High Thursday ....................................... 95 Low Thursday ........................................ 62Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 44% Expected air temperature ....................... 87 Makes it feel like .................................... 89BarometerTuesday ...............................................29.96 Wednesday .........................................29.91 Thursday .............................................29.92PrecipitationTuesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Thursday .............................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.02 Year to date ....................................... 10.05

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f or downtown, which was the b est choice, said Sebring C RADirector Pete Pollard. The Planning and Zoning c ommittee has constructed the p roposed ordinance to i ncrease the square footage of m ixed use (commercial and r esidential) district for develo pers beyond the current 5 ,000 square feet maximum. There arent many propert ies where we even met the m aximum. The majority of t he properties are 4,000 ( square feet) at most, said P ollard. Asecond constraint that the C RAand the new ordinance h ope to change is the height of p roperty downtown. C urrently buildings can be no m ore than three stories high. The proposed ordinance w ill also make changes to the r estriction if the council votes t o pass the ordinance. Its just going to revise the z oning downtown and conf orming to what is already t here. We want to attract f uture developers to downt own, said Pollard. The community however, is w orried what the possible new a dditions may bring to the m odest downtown area. The entertainment district is a separate issue. It pertains to only a small area around the Circle, said Pollard. The fear of boozing and loud noises until the wee hours of the morning, however, still leaves some residents with a number of concerns. I completely understand what the residents are saying. I had someone ask me How can you guarantee that a bar that opens up wont turn into a dump?and I thought, Well, how are you so sure that it will? Pollard said. One thing Pollard and the CRAare sure of is that the first thing that opens up in the district will not be a bar, but a restaurant. We hope to attract restaurants first, its our primary target. The alcohol license is another issue. They are expensive, but the restaurant would be able to sell liquor once it has acquired the license, Pollard said. After the restaurants, Pollard hopes to expand the district by attracting an after hours establishment in other words, a business that does not sell food. Ajazz club or a comedy club, something along those lines is what we hope to attract next, said Pollard. The idea is that people will go where the new businesses are and once an area becomes a destination place further development will follow. Residential development is the ultimate long-term goal. Weve seen the constant progression of downtowns in other cities, large and small. If you create a place that is a destination it grows. You bring the restaurants, then there are the after-hours places, well then you have retail establishments and then the market begins to turn and you find people looking at other types of development (such as) residential, Pollard said. The CRAhas had some inquiries regarding restaurants for downtown and the CRAis aggressively marketing downtown, however an actual opening of a business is still a long way off. The first step was to change the ordinance, the second was to change the zoning, which we have done. The next step is for redevelopment to set up public hearings. That step is several months away and while take a while, said Pollard. Tuesdays meeting will allow a clear decision about what to do regarding the ordinance as well allow two council members their first chance to actually vote on the topic. The Pollard is confident that the entertainment district and the new ordinances are positives and not negatives, stating that property owners will enjoy and welcome the change. The council will discuss all they need at the meeting. CRAwill be there but we will just sit back and listen. We hope the discussion is all positive, but we will abide by whatever the council says, Pollard said. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. Property owners are looking for an upscale place and that is what we are trying to attract. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com Continued from page 1A Sebring council to talk about downtown Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.PETEPOLLARD Sebring CRAdirector Associated PressTAVARES Acentral F lorida prison inmate has b een sentenced to another 43 y ears for killing his cellmate f or whining too much. ALake County judge sent enced 23-year-old Phillip A dams last month. He had p reviously pleaded guilty to s econd-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. Authorities say Adams was sharing a cell at Lake Correctional Institution with 43-year-old Marc Rogers in July 2009 when Adams grew tired of listening to Rogers complain about his sentence. He was serving 25 years for fatally stabbing a housemate in Boynton Beach. Authorities say Adams chewed the hem off a bed sheet and used it to strangle Rogers. If not for the attack on Rogers, Adams would have completed his four-year sentence for lewd and lascivious molestation in October. Inmate gets another 43 years for killing cellmate

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Special to the News-SunHIGHLAND CITY R ichard Shapiro has joined the s taff at United Way of Central F lorida as the new resource d evelopment manager. Shapiro has an extensive background in management, sales and marketing. In his new role, he will be responsible for planning, directing and f acilitating the development of f inancial resources to maxim ize all fundraising efforts. This is an excellent match f or the organization and the a rea, said United Way P resident Terry Worthington. We have added a great local l eader who will continue to strategically move the United Way of Central Florida forward in creating change for people throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. Shapiro worked more than 25 years in marketing and advertising positions for The Ledger Media Group until his retirement in November of 2011. Shapiro was recently honored as the 2010 United Way Citizen of the Year. Special to the News-SunWINTER HAVEN NCT G roup CPAs intends to join w ith Minneapolis-based L arsonAllen CPAs, C onsultants & Advisors e ffective July 1, according to J ay Gray, managing partner w ith the NCTGroup. Our partners all agreed t his was a powerful opportun ity for our clients and peop le, Gray said. The NCTGroup has a lways adapted to changes in t he market, and we have g radually added the capabilit ies weve needed to stay on t op of the trends. But when LarsonAllen a pproached us, we saw the o ffer to combine as a readym ade growth package; it will i mmediately bring our clients a nd people several more w ays to be successful. As more businesses opera te internationally and tax a nd compliance issues become more complex and standardized across the glove, Gray says his firm is eager to provide clients with everything they need to meet these demands. We dont want our clients to have to go outside our market to find what theyre after. We want to bring it to them. Joining with LarsonAllen allows us to do that. Gray cites research and development tax credits, international tax knowledge, and highly focused industry specialization as some of the benefits the combination brings to the NCTGroups clients and staff. The NCTGroup serves clients throughout Florida from its offices in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Sebring, which will expand LarsonAllens current presence in the state to seven locations including Orlando, Tampa, Naples, and Fort Myers. The firm was founded in 1959, has 64 employees and reports annual revenues of approximately $6.5 million. LarsonAllen is a top-20 CPAfirm with more than 300 principals, approximately 1,800 employees, and more than 40 locations across the country. The firms industry specialization enables it to consult more deeply with clients in health care, nonprofit and government, manufacturing, banking and credit union, construction, real estate, dealerships and agriculture, among others. Like the NCT Group, it serves primarily small to mid-sized privatelyheld businesses, government entities, and communitybased nonprofits. Coming together with the NCTGroup will expand our industry specialization in Florida, said Denny Schleper, executive principal with LarsonAllen. We are particularly optimistic about the opportunities in the governmental sector. Together, our two firms will make up one of the largest government audit practices in the state. Well deliver a new level of knowledge and insight in this area and that means better things for clients and employees. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 9A BUSINESS To paraphrase Yogi Berra, w hen it comes to gas prices, t his is like dj vu all over a gain. Instability in Africa a nd the Middle East, among o ther factors, has driven up p ump prices to levels we h avent seen since the summ er of 2008. Unfortunately for those p lanning their summer vacat ions, higher fuel prices are i mpacting many travel-relate d costs: If youre driving, the cost t o fill the tank has increased e xponentially since last summ er. Airfares, which are largely d riven by fuel costs, are way u p. Food is generally more e xpensive to account for i ncreased shipping costs. Hotels and other businesse s are also passing along t heir increased energy costs t o consumers. Because the last few years h ave been stressful on everyo ne, you probably need to r echarge your batteries now m ore than ever. Here are a f ew tips for planning a vacat ion that wont break the b ank: First, be realistic about w hat you can afford. Racking up debt can be almost as stressful as no vacation at all, so examine how vacation spending will affect your overall budget. Create a trip budget and try to anticipate all potential expenses. Its amazing how quickly unanticipated expenses can torpedo your budget. Consider things like: Airfare include taxes, fees for extra or overweight baggage, transportation to and from the airport, inflight meals and entertainment, etc. Car rentals factor in taxes, gas, fill-up penalties and insurance (although check your auto insurance and credit card policies to ensure you dont pay for duplicate coverage). Hotel/lodging dont forget taxes and other local fees, charges for phone/internet, room service, tips, etc. Entertainment include meals, event admission and ticket-ordering charges, transit passes or taxis, sporting equipment rental, babysitters and special clothing or accessory requirements (sunscreen, etc.) Cell phone roaming charges, especially in foreign countries, remote locations and at sea. Ask your carrier ahead of time to avoid nasty surprises. Practical Money Skills for Life, a free personal financial management program run by Visa Inc., has a handy web-based travel calculator that can help you estimate travel costs and rejigger them to meet your budget needs (www.practicalmoneyskills.com/travel). Its also available as a free iPhone app, which you can download from iTunes. Search for deals on flights, hotels and rental cars at popular sites such as Orbitz, Travelocity, Kayak, Expedia, Priceline and Travelzoo. But beware: Before clicking confirm, make sure the final price matches the initial quote and that your seat is still available. Consider a staycation, where you become a tourist in your own area and save on travel and lodging costs. Make sure you treat it like a true vacation, however, and dont get trapped doing routine chores. If youre at a loss for what to do, here are a few suggestions: Read reviews of local restaurants, museums, spas and more at www.yelp.com. Search for local attractions youve never visited at www.roadsideamerica.com or www.usatourist.com. Browse upcoming local events at www.eventful.com. If gardening relaxes you, dedicate time to sprucing up your yard. If you hate it, splurge on a gardener. Use money you save by not traveling to hire a housecleaner after your staycation so you wont have to think about cleaning. Dont pass up a vacation youve earned it. Just be cautious about how expenses can add up. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. www.practicalmoneyskills.com Trim your vacation costs Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunSEBRING Frank Benchina, a real estate sales professional in Highlands County, has joined the Keller Williams Realty of Highlands County Market Center. Benchina has an extensive background in residential real estate sales and has been in the real estate industry for seven years. He has been a resident of Highlands County for more than 40 years and is committed to assisting the search for a new home in this area. He can be reached by calling 4144531 or email him at fbenchina@embarqmail.co m. We are truly lucky to have Frank Benchina join us here at Keller Williams, says Team Leader Jarrod Davis. Keller Williams Realty offers its associates unparalleled career growth and lifelong learning opportunities in the real estate industry. We know that Frank Benchina will be a great fit and that it is o ur customers who will tru ly benefit from Frank joinin g us. I chose Keller William s Realty because of its rep utation for integrity and its agent-centric busine ss model, Benchina said. I want to continue to gro w my real estate bus iness, and Kell er Williams Realty pr ovides the trainin g and technology th at will help me rea ch my goals. The Kell er Williams Realty of Highlands County Mark et Center, 2359 US 27 Sout h, was established in 2005 an d has 40 associates. Kell er Williams grew in 2010 b y more than 30 percent and in the toughest real estate ma rket since the great depre ssion grew by 50 percent in closed production. Kell er Williams was one of t he only companies to grow in all areas of real estate in 2010. Call Jarrod Davis at 38 64141 or visit www.kw.co m for more information. Benchina joins Keller Williams Realty Benchina NCT Group CPAs join with LarsonAllen Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Brittany McGlade of L ake Placid has become an independent cons ultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national d irect sales company featuring more than 60 d elicious, easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, M cGlade offers delicious food samples at h ome taste-testing parties, along with easy i deas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simples products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Brittany McGlade at brittanymcglade@gmail.com. McGlade joins Tastefully Simple Shapiro named resource development manager at United Way of Central Fla. Shapiro

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NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER A DOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CODE OF CONDUCT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Code of Conduct at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, June 20, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed changes to the handbook shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Monday, June 20, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the Code of Conduct to update in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following topics will be amended: (1) Public Notices Parents who do not approve of their child(ren) in grades 6 through 12 having access to a SBHC issued email account must notify the Principal in writing within thirty (30) calendar days of the start of the school year. (2) Alcoholic Beverages, Drugs, Tobacco: Prohibited Conduct for substances shall now include any legal substances used in an unsafe way, such as inhalants or over-the-counter drugs. (3) Possession of Dangerous Objects: Student discipline: Elementary K-2Principals discretion ranging from parent conference, counseling, corporal punishment, detention, ISS to OSS, parent conference/Secondary OSS minimum five (5) days to Expulsion. Grades 3-5 OSS minimum five (5) days. (4) Violations against Property: Theft All Grade Levels: Restitution based on value and number of occurrences. The specific legal authority includes A rticle IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.32, 1001.41, and 1001.43, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10000815GCS CIVIL DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. CESAR RODRIGUEZ, a single man; THE STATE OF FLORIDA; and EMELIA MORALES OBO, MARTHA MARTINEZ, Defendants. CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff's Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered March 14, 2011 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on May 25, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), in the BASEMENT OF THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, located at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, the following described property: Lot 1, Block 250, Sun 'N Lakes Estates of Sebring, Unit 13, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s) 71, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 4937 Vilabella Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: April 26, 2011. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) April 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-000787 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. MICHELLE R. RICHMOND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R. RICHMOND; HAMILTON R. RICHMOND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OR HAMILTON R. RICHMOND; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 59, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 114 Fox Ridge Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the basement of the courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on May 31, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Disability Language: If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in ta program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the Courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this May 3, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk May 15, 22, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11000469FCS BETTY L. CALVILLO, Petitioner and JOSE A. CALVILLO, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: JOSE A. CALVILLO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, BETTY L. CALVILLO, whose address is 1307 Spinks Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 on or before May 20, 2011 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: April 20, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alice Perez Deputy Clerk April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-110 GCS DEBORAH S. SEXTON, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY G. ANDREWS; TIFFANY D. LOWRY, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: TIFFANY D. LOWRY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 4395 Dana Road Labelle, Florida 33935 or if the aforesaid person is dead, then his unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against him; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action relating to homestead determination and partition of real property with respect to the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK 10, LAKE BLUE ESTATES REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is: Pamela T. Karlson, P.A. 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before May 17, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint for Homestead Determination and Partition of Real Property. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk May 8, 15, 2011 1050LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING (RFP) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for: RFP 11-040SNACK VENDING SERVICES FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FACILITIES NIGP COMMODITY / SERVICE CODE: 740-85 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number and title RFP 11-040 SNACK VENDING SERVICES FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FACILITIES NIGP COMMODITY / SERVICE CODE: 740-85 so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (5) five copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 2, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this RFP. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: Jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners; Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida; Website: www.hcbcc.net May 8, 15, 2011HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING NVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB No. 11-042 LAKE CHARLOTTE LATERAL CANAL CROSSING PROJECT No. 09040 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, A ssistant Director, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A .M. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 9, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. BIDDER'S submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of BIDDER'S qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment to construct a crossing with dual 43x68 CMP across the Lake Charlotte Lateral Canal of the Upper Josephine-Jackson Creek watershed. All workmanship and materials shall meet the requirement of the Florida Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (dated 2010) and be in compliance with all permits issued. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer, a fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible jurisdiction. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by email: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net May 15, 22, 2011 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, (COUNTY) will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 11-044 US-27 FROM NORTH OF RAILROAD OVERPASS TO SOUTH OF TOMOKA BOULEVARD NORTH INCLUDING LAKE JUNE ROAD AND S.W. VISTA DRIVE STREET LIGHTING PROJECT, PROJECT No. 08020, FM No. 412644-1-58-01 & ITB 11-045 66 AT THE INTERSECTION OF CR 635 STREET LIGHTING PROJECTPROJECT No. 08018, FM No. 4145092-58-01 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Assistant Director, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday; June 9, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The County will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. An Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment to install highway lighting system at US-27 FROM NORTH OF RAILROAD OVERPASS TO SOUTH OF TOMOKA BOULEVARD NORTH INCLUDING LAKE JUNE ROAD AND S.W. VISTA DRIVE STREET & at SR 66 AT THE INTERSECTION OF CR 635 in accordance with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (2010 Edition), FDOT Design Standards for Design, Construction, Maintenance and Utility Operations on the State Highway System (2010 Edition), and highway lighting construction plans. The COUNTY reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible BIDDER whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The COUNTY reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The COUNTY does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the COUNTY's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners; Purchasing Department, Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net May 15, 22, 2011 U. S. DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Appointment of New U. S. Magistrate Judge (Two Positions) West Palm Beach, FL The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida at West Palm Beach. The current annual salary for the magistrate judge position is $160, 080 per year. The term of office is eight years. A full public notice for the magistrate judge position is posted on the Courts Internet website at: www.flsd.uscourts.gov Interested persons may contact the clerk of the district court for additional information and application forms. The application form is also available on the Courts website www.flsd.uscourts.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically to: Flsd_magistratejudgerecruitment@flsd.uscourts.gov by May 31, 2011. May 15, 22, 29, 2011 2100Help Wanted 2100Help WantedSubscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! CLASSIFIEDSwww.newssun.comNews-Sun News-Sun, Sunday, May 15, 2011Page 11 A AXXIS ADVT. 2X4 CROSS COUNTRY 3X10.5

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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 1100Announcements HIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING NOTICE 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.COMPursuant 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) 402-6528Note: 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 CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida May 13, 15, 20, 22, 2011NOTICE 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 1050LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 11-039 MULCHING AND DISPOSITION OF WOOD AND YARD WASTE Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Assistant Director /Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875 5803 Phone: 863 402 6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed submittal. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 26, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible and responsive bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-4026508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: Jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net May 8, 15, 2011CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. 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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 Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO One Owner* RareFind 10K miles New paint & chrome $7900 Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationTERRY 27'Fifth Wheel '01. 10' Slide out. Sleeps 6. Fifth Wheel incl. $7500. Call 863-453-0037. 8400RecreationalVehiclesPOOL ABOVEGround, 4' x 18', ladde r & 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 863-452-6355NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesCENTRAL AIRSYSTEM New. 10 year factory warranty. $1495. Call 863-455-4040 7420Heating &Air Conditioning RIDING LAWNMOWERS ( 2 ), 1) Murray and 1) John Deer, both have automatic transmissions. Call for more info; 863-202-5697 LAWN MOWERPULAN 16. HP, 38 inch cut, 3 years old. $800 863-257-1966 7400Lawn & GardenLOOKING FORa Water Pump Windmill. Call 863-655-2166 or 239-494-2059. 7340Wanted to BuyAVON 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 BOOKS -Paperback / Western 30 for $15. 863-699-0352 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. Call 863-655-0881 7310Bargain Buys WATER PUMPHonda gas engine, 4.0 horsepower, 2" inlet, 2" outlet GX 120, 148 gal per minute. $400. 585-261-2110 GENERATOR -New McCulloch, 11 HP 5700 Surge Watts, still in crate. Paid $600 will sell for $475 Men's Bike $35. 863-471-9509 7300MiscellaneousTECHNICS ORGANLike New. Roll Top Locks. Too many functions to list. $500 obo. Call 863-257-3354 7260MusicalMerchandiseSOFAS (2)Robb & Stucky. Excellent Cond. Includes accent pillows. $400. Call 863-446-2414 7180Furniture 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 1/1Cottage. $325. month. + $325 security. No Pets www.620bowman.itgo.com or Call 863-382-4655. 6350Cottages for Rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING 3or 4 BR, 1BA block home near YMCA, newly remodeled bath, new flooring in kitchen, 4 energy efficient A/C units recently installed. Paid off, no fear of foreclosure, no credit check. $700/mo + $700 security. Call 863-513-0050. SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 6300Unfurnished Houses LAKE PLACID3/2 house in Sylvan Shores. $700. per month plus first & last. $350. security, no pets, no smoking. LAKE PLACED3/1. Close to Schools & Shopping. $600. mo. + utilities. $500 dep. For more info. RENTED!!! 6300Unfurnished Houses AVON PARKClean, Quiet: Studios 1BR, 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., form $375/mp. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook up. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-602-4683 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 **NOW LEASING** PARK PLAZA A BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES. **ONLY $575/mo.** A MUST SEE! ************************Please Call 305-932-4800 for more information. SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING 1or 2 bedroom. Spacious living area. Very clean, Like new. Laundry facilities. A/C. Close to Downtown. Lawn Services Incl. $540. per month + security dep. Call 941-773-7523 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 HomesLAKE VIEWMEMORIAL GARDENS. Mausoleum, Interment, name plate, casket & tray, placement on bottom row level 1. $5000. Call 863-385-4927 4280Cemetery LotsSEBRING -Both sides, clean 1BR, screened porch w/ patio, each side. View of Lake Sebring, private boat ramp. Owner's illness forces sale. Rent one side live in other, or rent both sides for total of $1000 a month. Annual income over $10,000. Excellent investment that will pay for its self in 4 5 years. Priced at $40,000. For details call 732-222-0344 after 1pm. 4180Duplexes for SaleFOR SALEBY OWNER 3BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1700 Sq. Ft., 2 car garage., CBS + 1200 Sq. Ft. screened-in under roof attached outdoor living on 1 acre. Rural sub division. So. of Sebring $124,000. 863-655-0521 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real EstateRUN YOURown Avis Auto Rental Agency in Sebring Fl. Not a "franchise" No "investment" 877-897-5687 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialCARE GIVERRetired LPN with 18 years experience. References upon request. Days or Nights, Daily, Weekly or Live-in. Call 863-451-1618 2300Work Wanted THE HOMEBUILDERS INSTITUTE is seeking a Building Trades Instructor. Min. five years related exp. plus H.S. Diploma/Equivalent required. For details, incl. qualifications, visit www.hbi.org/jobs. EOE/M/F/D/V SUN NLAKE Subway is now hiring for all positions. Must be avail. to work anytime. Go to subway.com and fill out the application, and return to the Sun N Lakes location. 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. STAFF ASST. (PT) Responsible for providing clerical support to the Human Resources Dept. Secretarial/Clerical exp. proficient typing skills and exp. in word processing required. $8.60/hr. Deadline 5pm., 5/24/11. Visit www.southflorida.edu /hr for detailed position announcement. (863) 784-7132. EA/EO/VET'S PREF. SIMPLY SOLDeBay Store needs eBay Sale Specialists. Email resume to simplysoldonebay@gmail.com or drop off at 330 US 27 N, Ste. 1 Sebring, Fl. 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 2100Help WantedQC 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 FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTSHIRING: PRNM A (w/Phlebotomy skills) Details @ www.flcancer.com FIRST BAPTISTPreschool is hiring for a PT Pre School Teacher, Christian, and fun loving. Apply at First Baptist Pre School. 200 E Center Ave, or call 863-385-4704. CERTIFIED PATIENTCARE TECH Part Time / per Diem wanted for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume to (863) 382-9242. ASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 APARTMENT MANAGER LEASING AGENT Leasing and property management experience is necessary. Looking for an 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. AMIKIDS LASTChance Ranch has positions for FT Administrative Asst. Also 1 FT RN or 2 PT RN's. Applications accepted on site. Call 863-699-3788 EOE 2100Help WantedCASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador Classified ads get fast results DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876NEWS-SUN PAGE DESIGNER 2X4 SFCC INSTR/ MATH 2X4.5 NEWS-SUN SALES REP 3X5 AVON PARK HOUS ING 1X3 AVON PARK HOUSI NG 1X4 HIGH POINT FURN. 1X3 NEWS-SUN CIRC CARRIERS 2X5www.newssun.comNews-Sun News-Sun, Sunday, May 15, 2011Page 13 A

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Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Afew years ago Sebring Youth Football and Cheer decided that it needed to go a step further and give back financially to well deserving Sebring High School graduating seniors who had participated in our program as youth athletes and had continued to participate as football players or cheerleaders in high school. Last year SYF was able to present one $500 scholarship and this year it upped the ante and was able to award two $500 scholarships. We at SYF feel that it is extremely important to give back to our community, for us that means helping the young athletes that participated in our program and continued on as high school football players or cheerleaders. To actually dedicate and commit yourself to a sport should be rewarded, to get good grades and participate in a sport such as football or cheer is extremely difficult. We would like to congratulate Isha Robinson (FAU) and Zac Morris (Florida Technical) for being chosen as the 2011 scholarship winners. Both Zac and Isha will attend college and continue to play football and cheer, respectively. Congratulations, on behalf of SYFC, to both of you. We know you both will be successful college student-athletes. Sebring Youth Football and Cheer has had an excellent Spring Camp, with well over 225 children participating. The camp will conclude on Saturday, May 21 with an exhibition game against Avon Park at the Highlands County Sports Complex with kick off at 9 a.m. There will be five games on the day with free admission, so come out and show support for the children and program. The participants have worked hard for the past six weeks and are looking forward to showing their friends and family all that they have learned. SYF will also hold its first registration for the Fall Season, cost is $65 for Football Players and Cheerleaders. Registrations will be accepted for ages 5 14. Questions regarding re gistration, call Kim Anderso n at 381-5047. Special to the News-SunIn youth sports it is often s o easy to get caught up in g etting equipment together, m aking sure you have your u niform, getting to practice a nd of course winning the g ame of football, that you h ave to stop and think about h ow you got to where you are t oday. Several key people within e ach youth sports organizat ion work diligently behind t he scenes to get ready for the u pcoming season but the c ommunity around us is our b est supporter and most i mportant contributors. Working together towards a common goal and providing a youth program that fosters m entoring, teamwork and s portsmanship is crucial to t he development of the young m en and women of H ighlands County. Highlands Youth Football a nd Cheer (HYFC) is a new l eague to Highlands County a nd the community has been v ery supportive of our assoc iation. To give back to our community is important because without the support of your community and parents, youth sports would not be possible said Cliff Howell, Executive Director for the organization. On Saturday, May 7, in an effort to give back to the community, several players, parents and coaches of the Highlands Eagles visited three retirement communities in Highlands County to hand out carnations to those special ladies that we call Mother, Grandmother or Great-Grandmother and give them Mothers Day wishes. The idea came about when Howell and his son Cole were watching TVone day and saw the Buccaneers giving food to the elderly. Cole turned to me and said dad, can our football team do something for the elderly here in Sebring? It just made me start thinking and then I thought about the nursing homes li ke Royal Care of Avon Par k, because my wifes gran dSPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, May 15, 2011 Courtesy pho to Highlands Youth Football players visit with Granny Boots, the great grandmother of athlete Cole Howell, as part of their Saturday, May 7, Mothers Day celebration. Highlands Youth Football and Cheer celebrate Mothers Day See HYF, Page 4B Cole turned to me and said, dad, can our football team do something for the elderly here in Sebring? CLIFFHOWELL HYFExecutive Director News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Josh Crouch connects on his second home run of the day in Pool Paradises 18-1 win Thursday. Courtesy pho to Zac Morris is presnted with a $500 scholarship from Sebring Youth Football and Cheer for his days as part of the organization and continued participation in football at the high school and soon to be college level. Pictured, left to right, Amy Alcordo, Robert Duncan, Morris, David Jones and Mark Bryan. SYF awards scholarships By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The steamy days of summer may still lay ahead, but Pool Paradise continued its sweltering pace with an 18-1 win over the Elks Thursday in 11-12-year old Dixie League play at the Max Long Sports Complex. The scoring started with a bang, make that three bangs, as Seth Cannady, Jimmy Peck and Josh Crouch went back-to-back-to-back with fence-clearing blasts in the top of the first inning. Cannady and Crouch would each add another home run later and Trey Frazier was able to clear the Blue Monster in right field for a round-tripper as well. The Elks would scratch for one in the second inning, but it wasnt nearly enough to keep the game going beyon d the third. Bolstered by a stron g returning core of player s, who have seen growth spur ts among a few, Pool Paradi se also saw contributions fro m itssupporting cast. This gave us a chance to let everyone play , head coach De an Frazier sai d. Everyone got o ut there and contribute d. They made the pla ys and did some hittin g as well. Members of t he team joined with t he Sebring travel team to a tou rnament in Orlando this wee kend. Down 6-1 to a team fro m Tampa in Fridays fir st round, Sebring battled ba ck for a 6-6 tie behin d Cannadys two home runs. Pool Paradise makes big splash Pool Paradise18Elks1 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Here we go again, a C hicago sports team moving f orward in the playoffs. Which means for Chicago f ans, such as myself, it is t ime to be nervous. It is not often that we find o ut teams reaching these leve ls, and when they do, things g enerally seem to go wrong. Sure, the Bears reached t he Super Bowl in the not t oo distant past, but how did t hat turn out? The last time they won the w hole thing was during the R eagan era. The White Sox won a W orld Series a few years b ack, though their previous l ack of a championship nearl y rivaled their cross-town r ivals, my hapless Cubs. Yes, the Blackhawks won t he Stanley Cup less than a y ear ago but, again, it was n early 40 years since the last t ime they called the cup their o wn. Which brings us to this y ears NBAplayoffs, where m y hometown Bulls have j umped the curve and r eached the Eastern C onference Finals against t he Heat. Thought to have made a j ump into solid playoff cont ention when the season b egan, it caught many of us o ff guard when, even amid i njuries and extended time o n the disabled list to key p layers, they wound up with t he best record, the MVPand C oach of the Year. After all, there were a f lurry of new faces, a brand n ew coach and the aforem entioned injuries. But Chicago native D errick Rose brought back g limpses of the Jordan era w ith his unbending determin ation and dazzling ability to A good time to fret See ROSE, Page 4B

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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 fin ding cures and saving children with cat astrophic childhood diseases, and all of t he proceeds from this event will go direct ly 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 4, Atlanta 2 Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Chicago 86, Atlanta 73 Chicago 99, Atlanta 82 Atlanta 100, Chicago 88 Chicago 95, Atlanta 83 Chicago 93, Atlanta 73 Miami 4, Boston 1 Miami 99, Boston 90 Miami 102, Boston 91 Boston 97, Miami 81 Miami 98, Boston 90, OT Miami 97, Boston 87WESTERN CONFERENCEDallas 4, L.A. Lakers 0 Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Dallas 93, L.A. Lakers 81 Dallas 98, L.A. Lakers 92 Dallas 122, L.A. Lakers 86 Oklahoma City 3, Memphis 3 Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102 Memphis 101, Oklahoma City 93, OT Oklahoma City 133, Memphis 123, 3OT Oklahoma City 99, Memphis 72 Friday: Memphis 95, Oklahoma City 83 Sunday: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago vs. Miami Sunday: Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22: Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 26: Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 28: Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 30: Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCEDallas vs. Oklahoma City-Memphis winner Tuesday: Oklahoma City-Memphis winner at Dallas, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Oklahoma CityMemphis winner at Dallas, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21: Dallas at Oklahoma City-Memphis winner, 9 p.m. Monday, May 23: Dallas at Oklahoma City-Memphis winner, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 25: Oklahoma CityMemphis winner at Dallas, 9 p.m. x-Friday, May 27: Dallas at Oklahoma City-Memphis winner, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, May 29: Oklahoma CityMemphis winner at Dallas, 9 p.m. 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 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3 Boston 4, Philadelphia 0 Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 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 Nashville 4, Vancouver 3 Vancouver 2, Nashville 1 San Jose 4, 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 Detroit 3, San Jose 1 Thursday: San Jose 3, Detroit 2 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCETampa Bay vs. Boston Saturday: Tampa Bay at Boston, late Tuesday: 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.WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver vs. San Jose Sunday: San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Wednesday: San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Friday, May 20: Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 22: Vancouver at San Jose, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 24: San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 26: Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, May 28: San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Tampa Bay2315.605 New York2016.5562 Boston1820.4745 Toronto1820.4745 Baltimore1720.459512Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland2413.649 Detroit2118.5384 Kansas City2018.526412Chicago1623.4109 Minnesota1224.3331112West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles2118.538 Texas2018.52612Oakland1919.500112Seattle 1623.4105___Thursdays Games Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 4 Kansas City 11, N.Y. Yankees 5 Baltimore 2, Seattle 1, 12 innings Fridays Games Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Detroit 3, Kansas City 1 Cleveland 5, Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 0 Texas 4, L.A. Angels 1 Toronto 2, Minnesota 0 Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 3 Saturdays Games Seattle at Cleveland, late Chicago White Sox at Oakland, late Baltimore at Tampa Bay, late Kansas City at Detroit, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Toronto at Minnesota, late Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late Sundays Games Kansas City (Davies 1-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 6-0), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Pineda 4-2) at Cleveland (Tomlin 4-1), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 4-1) at Tampa Bay (Sonnanstine 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Minnesota (Duensing 2-2), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-4) at Texas (C.Wilson 4-2), 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-3) at Oakland (Cahill 6-0), 4:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 2-2), 8:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia2512.676 Florida2215.5953 Atlanta2119.525512New York1820.474712Washington1820.474712Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis2217.564 Cincinnati2117.55312Pittsburgh1820.474312Chicago1720.4594 Milwaukee1721.447412Houston1424.368712West Division WLPctGB Colorado2016.556 San Francisco2117.553 Los Angeles1920.487212Arizona 1522.405512San Diego1523.3956 ___ Thursdays Games St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 9, Colorado 5 San Francisco 3, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain Atlanta 6, Washington 5, 10 innings Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 11, San Francisco 4 Florida 6, Washington 5, 11 innings Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4 N.Y. Mets 6, Houston 4 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 2 Colorado 12, San Diego 7 L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 3 Saturdays Games Florida at Washington, late Philadelphia at Atlanta, late San Diego at Colorado, late N.Y. Mets at Houston, late Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, late St. Louis at Cincinnati, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, late Sundays Games St. Louis (Carpenter 1-2) at Cincinnati (T.Wood 2-3), 1:10 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 2-3) at Washington (Marquis 4-1), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 5-2) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 4-3), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Capuano 2-4) at Houston (An.Rodriguez 0-1), 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 5-3) at Milwaukee (Greinke 1-1), 2:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 3-3) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 4-1), 2:20 p.m. San Diego (Latos 0-5) at Colorado (Hammel 3-2), 3:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 3-3), 4:10 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. ___ Saturdays Games Chicago at Toronto FC, late Colorado at D.C. United, late Vancouver at New England, late Philadelphia at FC Dallas, late Houston at Real Salt Lake, late Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles, late Columbus at San Jose, late Portland at Seattle FC, late Sundays Games Chivas USA at New York, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21 Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. New York at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Chivas USA, 10 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Seattle FC, 10 p.m. New England at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at Portland, 11 p.m. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Autism Speaks 400. . . . . F F O O X X 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . San Francisco at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at N.Y Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Philadelphia at St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NB B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . USBC Womens Team Championships . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, 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 SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . ACC Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC 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 SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . RE/MAX Long Drive Championship . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Memphis at Oklahoma City, if necessary . A A B B C C 8 8 p p . m m Miami at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TB B O O X X I I N N G G M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Marcos Jimenez vs. Diego Magdaleno . . . S S U U N N LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Major League Soccer Major League Baseball Page 2BNews-Sun Sunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 3B By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Mario C halmers has been watching p lenty of video, studying D errick Roses game in an e ffort to get ready for the E astern Conference finals. Suffice to say, no clips f rom 2008 are in that homew ork reel. No need to further break d own the ones from that year, t hough Chalmers has them p ermanently committed to m emory. Go figure. Chalmers is in a F inal Four, the NBAversion, f or the first time. And his prim ary assignment when hes o n the floor for the Miami H eat in this East champio nship series will be trying to s low down Rose, the Chicago B ulls star, the NBAs reigni ng MVP and the player C halmers made the shot of h is life against in the 2008 N CAAtitle game. Game 1 of the series is S unday night in Chicago. Its a lot of different n ow, Chalmers said. Two d ifferent hypes. Hes the star o f his team. Weve got D wyane Wade, LeBron J ames and Chris Bosh on our t eam. So its a lot different. Of course it is. After all, the last time they m et in a Final Four the c ollege one the 2008 n ational championship was o n the line. Rose made one of two foul s hots with 10.8 seconds left i n regulation, giving M emphis a 63-60 lead. C halmers got the ball on the r ight wing with 5 seconds left a s he curled toward the top of t he key, stopped after one d ribble and took one of the b iggest shots in Kansasstor ied history. His 3-pointer o ver Roses outstretched arm s wished, the teams went to o vertime and the Jayhawks p revailed 75-68. Never get tired of talking a bout it, Chalmers said. Its p robably one of the greatest c ompliments Ive had in my l ifetime. Itll be a moment I ll cherish for the rest of my l ife. An NBAtitle would be right up there, too. And to get one of those this season, Miami will likely have to ensure that the MVP doesnt run wild against them in this series. The Heat are not expected to change their starting lineup for the East finals, which means Mike Bibby will be at the point to open games. But given how the regular season went, its a safe guess Miami will use Chalmers plenty against Rose over the next couple weeks. Rose was on the court against Chalmers for 91:32 in the teamsthree games, all won by Chicago. In that time, Rose shot 43 percent from the floor, was 1 for 8 from 3point range, 16 for 17 from the foul line and scored 0.71 points per minute. When Rose was on the floor without Chalmers, a total of 26:54, he shot 50 percent and scored 0.82 points per minute. In short, Chalmers doesnt stop Rose who does? but fared well in an effort to at least bother him at times. Rios going to have to be smart, Wade said. Derrick, hes able to take any kind of contact. Whatever mistake the defenders make, he always capitalizes on it. So Rio is obviously an aggressive defender. But he has to be smart versus a guy like DRose. He wont be the only one guarding him. Well have about four different guys guarding him at different times. Wade will get a turn. So will Bibby. James might even take a shot at Rose here and there. But when Chalmers plays in this series, hell be the one charged with staying in front of Chicagos biggest threat. Hes already eager for that opportunity. Ive had that battle with D-Rose before, several times, Chalmers said. Theyll probably rely on me a lot. History shows that might work out well for Miami. Tim Reynolds can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/bytimreynolds Chalmers back in a Final Four the NBA version MCTphoto Heat guard Mario Chalmers, sticking close to Ray Allen in the Conference Semifinal series with Boston, knows hell have his hands full with MVP Derrick Rose in the Eastern Conference Finals. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Webber International Universitys Athletic Department will be holding its Second Annual Golf Outing Saturday, May 21, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Sun N Lake. Cost per player is $60 and includes cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch, drinks and prizes. Among those prizes is $10,000 for a hole in one on either Deer Run No. 8 or Turtle Run No. 12. Other fun games include a 50/50 drawing, Adidas Closest to the Pin, Long Drive contest, Beat the Webber Golfer and a putting contest to win a flat screen television. All proceeds go to benefit Webbers Athlet ic Department. For more informatio n, contact Bill Heath at 52 83775, or email at HeathWL@webber.edu; Ti m Desmarteau at (352) 26 77619, or email at DesmarteauTJ@webber.ed u or Steve Rassel at 638-143 1, ext. 3114, or email at RasselSE@webber.edu. Webber University Golf Outing May 15 1862 The Union Grounds, the new home of the Eckfords, opens in Brooklyn. The Williamsburg ballpark is the first baseball facility to be enclosed entirely by a fence, thereby allowing only paying customers to view the games. 1991 The Red Sox and White Sox play a contest which lasts 4 hours and 11 minutes setting a new record for slowest game ever played in nine innings. Today in Baseball History The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 4BNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com This summer the South Florida Community College volleyb all program has more camps to offer than ever before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and indoor c amps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the age g roup is different than yours please call and special arrangem ents could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are availa ble year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a .m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:30 p .m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16th: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 -10:30 a .m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:30 p .m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.crawf ord@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 8637 84-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps NEWS-SUN 385-6155 m other is there and the Palms b ecause it is close to our h ome, Howell said. I ran it b y our Board of Directors a nd Coaches and they all l oved the idea. I looked up t he Palms on Facebook to see i f they had a page and sent a m essage to them. Mrs. Hawk, the activities d irector from the Palms r esponded and thought it was a great idea and we have been t alking and planning it for the l ast couple of months. Three groups of players, c oaches and parents visited R oyal Care of Avon Park, T he Palms of Sebring and L ake Placid Health Care C enter. This event was very spec ial to one of the Highlands E agles coaches because it w as very near and dear to his h eart. Willis McGuire, Assistant M ighty Might coach for the E agles, took some of his p layers to Lake Placid Heath C are with his son Scooter. W illis and Scooter visit this f acility on a regular basis as h is wife has been cared for t here since January 2009. Mrs. McGuire was i nvolved in a single car accid ent where she was ejected f rom the car and sustained a s evere head injury. When Coach Howell c ame to me with this idea, I w as overcome with emot ion, McGuire said. I told m y son about it and he was so e xcited to have his teamm ates be able to come and m eet his Mom. The kids really enjoyed g iving out the carnations to t he ladies, they kept coming b ack and asking for more f lowers so they could give o ut more. Some of the resid ents got very emotional w hen our boys were handing t hem the flowers and wishing them Happy Mothers day, it was very touching for me as their coach and for the parents that attended, McGuire continued. When Scooter took his teammates into his moms room, the boys started doing the Eagles chant,She heard the boys and opened her eyes, it just made me cry and brought tears to many of our parents. Mr. McGuire wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to the Lake Placid Health Care Center for taking such good care of his wife and showing him and his son such love and support since the accident. He would like to give special thanks to David Smith for going above and beyond during their time of need. I have never been more proud to be part of an organization such as Highlands Youth Football; this organization is supported by good people with good values and compassion. Now it is time for us to spread our wings and fly. said McGuire. Its amazing that something so simple like giving a stranger a flower can have such an impact on the person giving it as well as the one receiving it. Several of the ladies were very touched by the gifts and were happy to see the kids. The players were asked how doing this made them feel: Colton Williams said It really made me feel good and I liked it when they smiled. Cole Howell said When I gave the first lady her flower, she started to tear up and it really made me feel warm inside. It was really special for me because I got to go and see my Granny Boots and give her a flower and all my teammates got to have a picture with her, she was very excited to see us there. The players, parents and coaches that attended these retirement communities did a good thing today; it is great to be part of an association that gives back to their community and I am proud to be part of it, said Dennis Brubaker, Business Manager for the Eagles. I am so proud of our boys and seeing the tears and smiles today were very touching. All in all, the day was a real treat for the Highlands Eagles and the retirement communities. It was a great honor and pleasure to pay tribute to these special ladies this weekend. Highlands Youth Football plans to continue to give back to the community. They already have plans for Fathers Day at some of these same communities. Being able to work with the youth is one of the most rewarding experiences, and being able to share this experience with our young men was something that HYFC will remember always. Continued from 1B HYF gives back with Mothers Day visits Courtesy photo Coach Willis McGuire and members of the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer visit the Lake Placid Health Care Center to celebrate Mothers Day. carry the team beyond expectations. And now they are set to tip off against Miami, one of the more disliked teams anywhere outside of the southern part of Florida. Brought together in grand fashion, along with cries of collusion and disrespect, with even grander expectations, the Heat stumbled some early in the season and it seemed like the project might fall flat. But as the season has progressed, the team seems to have figured it out, come together and is clicking on all cylinders. Granted, beating a beat up, mismatched Celtic team in the Conference Semifinals wasnt quite as impressive as it seemed. But then again, it was the heat mismatching and beating up Boston. The back stories add intrigue to the match-up, which tips off tonight, beginning with the altered schedule. The series was actually supposed to start Monday, but Oprah Winfrey had the United Center booked for that night and the NBA was forced to adjust. Consider that, the National Basketball Association was backed down by Oprah. The players union might want her on their side when negotiations get going before a potential lock-out this summer. But I digress. There was the thought that the Bulls were in the mix of the LeBron-a-thon last summer, there were even thoughts that Dwayne Wade might come back to play for his hometown team as well. But James never really considered anywhere but Miami, adding to the distaste of the whole thing everywhere but Miami, an d it seems Wades flirtation was merely a ruse whic h, rumor has it, hasnt sat to o well with Rose. Sure, the Bulls won all three regular season game s against the Heat, though none all that impressively nor dominant. But all the pundits seem to be swayed by the overwhelming prowess James and Wade have been show ing of late and are pretty much handing the team th e keys to the NBA Championship Series. Which is probably a good thing for Chicago fans. Other than the Jordan regime, when in each of six seasons in the 90s, we could be bold in backing our team, we dont do rea l well as front-runners. When things seem too good to be true with our teams, thats because they usually are. I mean, I see where the Bulls have some distinct advantages heading into the series, but I realize m y bias and the fact that I am seeing things through Rose-colored glasses. But at least, however it turns out, as a Chicago fa n, for the first time in quite a while, I at least have reason to hope. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com. Continued from 1B Rose gives reason for hope

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of May 16-21 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Lunch Managers choice or penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, yellow rice, green peas, black beans, strawberry cup, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, assorted cereal, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, black beans, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, assorted cereal, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Managers choice or Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, orange glazed carrots, applesauce snacking cake, strawberry cup, assorted juice, milk. Tuesday Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, brown gravy, milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, black beans, dried blueberries, assorted juice, milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, Sun Chips, dill stack, tossed salad, peach cup, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, white milk, strawberry milk chocolate milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, milk. Lunch Managers choice or Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, milk. Lunch Roasted chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, blueberry upside down cake, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, yellow rice, carrots and dip, corn cobbettes, diced pears, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, assorted cereal, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, milk. Lunch Managers choice, burger, cheeseburger, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, carrots and dip, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/ sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, peach cup, white milk. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, peach cup, white milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, blueberry upside down cake, fresh apple slices, assorted juice, milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, white milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Honey, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, milk. Friday Breakfast Managers choice, assorted cereal, cheese filled breadstick, assorted juice, milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Managers choice, white milk, chocolate milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Managers choice, PBJ sandwich, chef salad, tossed salad, assorted juice, milk. KINDERGAR TEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, milk. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, orange glazed carrots, blueberry upside down cake, fresh apple slices, milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, milk. Friday Lunch Managers choice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 5B SCHOOLMENUS By PAULJ. WEBER Associated Press SAN ANTONIO Smile, Texas s choolchildren. Youre on calorie c amera. Thats the idea behind a $2 mill ion project being unveiled W ednesday in the lunchroom of a S an Antonio elementary school, w here high-tech cameras installed i n the cafeteria will begin photog raphing what foods children pile o nto their trays and later capture w hat they dont finish eating. Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many calories each student scarfed down. Local health officials said the program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is the first of its kind in a U.S. school, and will be so precise that the technology can identify a half-eaten pear left on a lunch tray. This is very sophisticated, said Dr. Roberto Trevino, director of the San Antonio-based Social & Health Research Center, which will oversee the program. Parents will be required to give consent for their children to participate, and receive regular reports showing what foods their kids are filling up on at lunch. Trevino said only the trays, and not students, will be photographed. Heres how it works: students are assigned lunch trays with a unique bar code. After the children load up their plates down the line mashed potatoes or green beans? french fries or fruit? a camera above the cashier takes a picture of each tray. When lunch is over and the kids return their plates to the kitchen, another camera takes a snapshot of whats left on the tray. Software then analyzes the before and after photos to calculate calories consumed and, according to Trevino, a report of nutrients in the foods. Researchers hope parents will change eating habits at home once they see what their kids are choosing in schools. The data also will be used to study what foods children are likely to choose and how much of if theyre eating. Five San Antonio elementary schools will take part in the pr ogram. Researches selected poo r, minority campuses where obesi ty rates and students at risk for di abetes are higher. The grant from the USDAw ill fund the study for four year s. Trevino said the coming school ye ar will be very experimental, with pr ogrammers fine-tuning the camer as and imaging software to accurate ly identify whats a pear and whats an apple. He expects the prototype to be in place by the second year. CHALKTALK In Texas schools, a pictures worth 1,000 calories under new project

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Page 6BNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Morgan Olmsted and Makenna Watkins, both fourth-grade students in Janice Polstons class at Woodlawn Elementary School, made a perfect score of 6 on the Florida Writes test. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Registration for South Florida Community Colleges 2011 summer B and fall terms is in progress. The final day to register for summer B term is June 16 and classes begin June 17. The final day to register for fall term is Aug. 21 and classes begin Aug. 22. Students and prospective students are urged to register early. Returning students may register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central, which operates 24 hours a day. To access Panther Central, visit the colleges website and click the Panther Central link on the right. Then click the Student tab to access registration, financial aid, and payment options. The SFCC Office of the Registrar accepts walk-in registrations Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Studen ts can register in Building B on the Highlands Camp us and at the DeSoto Campu s, the Hardee Campus, and t he Lake Placid Center. New students can app ly for admission by visitin g the colleges website at www.southflorida.ed u. Click Apply Now at the to p or print and fill out t he Application Form an d return it to the SFCC Offi ce of the Registrar at t he Highlands Campus or an y other SFCC campus or ce nter. Following admission to the college, new studen ts must meet with an academ ic advisor to register f or classes. The Summer and Fa ll 2011 Schedule of Class es are available at the SFC C website in searchable an d PDF formats. For more informatio n about registration, call 45 36661, 465-5300, 773-225 2, or 494-7500. Summer and fall registration continues at SFCC Perfect scores Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Camp Discovery launches June 13, providing children ages 716 with fun, educational activities and a front-row seat to various exciting careers. Camp Discovery meets 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 13-July 1 and July 11-29, at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Young people enjoy fully supervised games, technology and art-related projects, and recreation. On Fridays, campers take field trips to local attractions. Each week focuses on a different career, such as automotive services, drafting, public service, culinary arts, nursing, and emergency medical services. During the summer camp, students will learn about automotive technology by building a pinewood racing car, explore architecture with Lego blocks, and learn how to decorate a cake. Law enforcement officers will introduce children to crime scene investigation (CSI) techniques, wildlife conservation, and bicycle safety. Tours of the colleges simulated nursing laboratories and an ambulance will give students a glimpse into how cutting-edge technology is enhancing medical care. Children may enroll in any week of their choice or the entire camp, although pre-registration is required. Cost is $100 for MondayThursday, and $25 for Friday field trips. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day, but campers may also bring their own meals. Drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m. each day, while pick-up time extends to 5:30 p.m. Camp will not meet the week of July 4. For information about Camp Discovery, call SFCC's Corporate and Community Education Department at 784-7388 or e-mail redickl@southflorida.edu. Registration forms and more information are available online at www.southflorida.edu/campdiscovery/. SFCCs Camp Discovery launches in June News-Sun photo by DANIELWASHINGTON Air Force Major (retired) James Galloway pins the Silver Valor Award on Tykeria Wiley, a Junior ROTC Cadet Lieutenant and senior at Avon Park High School, during the annual ROTC awards program recently. Wiley received the honor for saving a life while not endangering her own life. Silver Valor Award Courtesy pho to Heartland Christian School recently sent 13 students to the regional ACSI Math Olympics competition in Clearwater.Eleven of 13 students in grades third through eighth placed in various divisions in both computation and reasoning testing. Students pictured here include (front row) Stephanie Chang, Brennan Arnold (fifth place), Leishan Marasigian (first place) and Miguel Ongsiako (fourth place);(second row) HCS teacher Sara Arnold, Paige Kaser (fifth place), Jabex Asuncion (first place), Camilla Lim (fourth place) and Allyson Fronda (fifth place); (back row) Jeremy Lim (first place), Graham Arnold, Ansley Selander (second place), Peyton Kaser (first place) and Shayne Fassler (third place). Math Olympians Courtesy pho to Megan Stein and Angie Patino are winners of the Highlands County Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest on May 6. Shown are (from left) Ann ONeal, Megan Stein, Angie Patino and Donna Howerton. Speech Contest winners Special to the News-SunFORTMYERS The f ollowing local residents r ecently graduated from F lorida Gulf Coast U niversity: Avon Park: Desmond A lbritton, bachelor of scie nce from the College of H ealth Professions. Lake Placid: Taylor B rewington, bachelor of a rts from the College of A rts and Sciences; Curt M atthews, master of busin ess administration from t he College of Business. Lorida: Matthew M erritt, bachelor of scie nce in Nursing from the C ollege of Health P rofessions. Sebring: Robert Daniels o f Sebring, bachelor of a rts from the College of E ducation; Frank Franze, b achelor of arts from the C ollege of Professional S tudies; Carl Belcher, b achelor of arts from the C ollege of Arts and S ciences; Kristin Salinder, b achelor of arts from the C ollege of Education; A shley Falis, bachelor of s cience from the College o f Health Professions; C hristin Sapp, bachelor of a rts from the College of E ducation; Kayla Dunn, b achelor of science in n ursing from the College o f Health Professions. Local residents graduate from FGCU Special to the News-SunLAKELAND The foll owing Highlands County s tudents graduated from t he University of South F lorida Polytechnic at its s pring 2011 commencem ent May 9 at The L akeland Center: Avon Park: Samantha B erry, bachelor of science, e lementary education; N atalie Massey, bachelor o f science, elementary e ducation; Raymond R espress, bachelor of scie nce, elementary educat ion. Sebring: Jenna F reeland, bachelor of scie nce, elementary educat ion; Christi McGhee, b achelor of science, elem entary education; Katie W ack, bachelor of science, e lementary education. Local students graduate from USF Polytechnic in Lakeland NEWS-SUN 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 7B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The work of L oretta Dewitt is currently on e xhibit at the Heartland C ultural Alliance Gallery of F ine Art in the Sebring A irport. DeWitt calls herself somewhat of an art maveri ck. She doesnt over-think h er art, loves to e xperience/experiment with d ifferent media and considers h er creative process a fast f low. DeWitts talent is w idely recognized. She has sold paintings, d igital and computer art and p hotographs all over the w orld through www.fine artamerica.com. Afive-year Sebring resid ent, she has also sold works t hrough the HCAKenilworth g allery, Highlands Art L eague and currently has p ieces at the HCA Kenilworth gallery and Brewsters Coffee Shop. In Lake Wales, DeWitt donates a 45 percent commission on sold art to benefit the Riding with Angels Charity (www.ridingwithangels.org). Permanent displays of her art are located throughout Maryland (Frostberg State University), West Virginia, Virginia and Florida (the Northwest Visual Arts Center in Panama City). On Friday, at the artists reception, DeWitt will also demonstrate her culinary art by baking a cake inspired by the work on exhibit. The event will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Sebring Airport. The cake cutting will take place at 5 p.m. Wine and snacks will be served and there will be classical guitar by Kenny Summers. Open to the public. Free. For more information contact Fred Leavitt at 402-8238, e-mail info@heartlandculturalalliance.org or visit www.heartlandculturalalliance.org. DeWitts art on display at HCAs Gallery ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo The work of Loretta Dewitt is currently on exhibit at the Heartland Cultural Alliance Gallery of Fine Art in the Sebring Airport. Associated PressLOS ANGELES Survivor: R edemption Island should have b een subtitled Survivor: Boston R ob Island because Rob Mariano, t he CBS reality competitions tell-itl ike-it-is veteran schemer, has domin ated the Nicaragua-set 22nd edition w ith both his on-camera swagger a nd ability to deftly dispatch his o pposition on the way to tonights f inale. One man should not have this m uch power in this game, the 35y ear-old Mariano said in the latest i nstallment while wearing a selfknowing smirk. Luckily, Im not an ordinary man. Its not shocking considering Mariano has competed on and lost Survivor more than any other player, never winning the $1 million prize. He debuted on the Marquesas season nine years ago as one of the games biggest trash talkers, but he was dumped after the tribes merged. Marino later earned a spot on All-Stars, where he aligned with Australian Outback alum Amber Brkich. Mariano made it to the All-Stars finale with Brkich, who ultimately bested him by earning just one more vote. It wasnt a total loss for Mariano. The pair married and now have two daughters. One month after the birth of his first child, Mariano returned to Survivor to film the Heroes vs. Villains edition. He only managed to make eighth place. Samoa bad boy Russell Hantz plotted Marianos dismissal, paving the way for this seasons Redemption Island showdown. The much ballyhooed bout between the duo, who were sent to opposing tribes of newbies at the start, never sizzled because members of Hantzs tribe threw a challenge and ousted the double loser for the first time on Survivor. Meanwhile, Mariano became the undisputed leader of his Ometepe tribe, persuading his colleagues to vote out their smartest and strongest tribe mates, then forming an impenetrable alliance that methodically sent each member of the opposing Zapatera tribe packing after they merged. It was an airtight strategy for Mariano but inevitable TVfor viewers. Everyone on that tribe trusted Rob, said Julie Wolfe, the fourth castaway to be picked off b y Marianos gang. He had them a ll convinced that he was going to ta ke them to the end, and they real ly believed that. They truly believ ed that. It was a whole different vi be than on our tribe. We didnt tru st Russell at all. They had much, mu ch more trust in Rob. Since devastating the Zapate ra tribe, Marianos name hasnt be en written down by the remaining co ntestants at Tribal Council. In fact, it hasnt even really been uttered as a possibility, from what viewers ha ve been shown. Is Boston Rob cruising to a long-awaited Survivor win? By CAITLIN R. KING Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Help is on the way. Thats the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off Music Builds: The CMTDisaster Relief Concert at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville with a rendition of I Saw the Light, sung with the Blind Boys of Alabama. Little Big Town gave a haunting performance of the Coldplay song Fix You, and Lady Antebellum performed a funky medley that included Bob Marleys Three Little Birds and their own hit, I Run To You. President Barack Obama appeared in a video message from a manufacturing plant in Indiana to praise volunteers, first responders and local, state and feder al officials for their hero ic efforts after the deadly to rnadoes and continu ed flooding along t he Mississippi River. H e encouraged Americans to donate to the Red Cros s, calling the U.S. a nation of people who look out f or each other. Nicole Kidman, Shan ia Twain, Carrie Underwoo d, Courtney Cox, Taylor Sw ift and other big-name celeb rities also appeared in vid eo messages, urging donatio ns and telling stories of destruction and surviva l. American Idol judg es Randy Jackson, Stev en Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, an d host Ryan Seacrest sent in well wishes from t he American Idol set. More than 300 peop le were killed across sev en states two weeks ago, mo re than 200 in Alabama alon e, when a record number of tornadoes ripped throug h the region. Stars urge support in CMT disaster benefit

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sunat 3856155, 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 C17A(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, FL33825. 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. Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 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 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life 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). AdultLifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5-MaxKidz 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 AWANAgroups 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, FL33870. 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 6990671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (A half 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 382-0869. 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., AvonPark, 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, FL33870, 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 33:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:157:45 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, FL33852 (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, FL33872. 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, FL33825; (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, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 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 3821343. 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 Christia n Science textbook, Science and Health wit h Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome t o come and partake of the comfort, guidance support and healing found in the lesson-se rmons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St ., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church Schoo l, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL33825. Ministe r: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities ar e available at every service. Bible Study : Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m Bible centered classes for all ages. Churc h phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Chris t, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870 ; 385-7443. We would like to extend an inv itation for you and your family to visit with u s here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of serv ice are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avo n Park, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825 1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Ruper t, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship a t 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m with special services for children and adults Special services once a month for senior s (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If yo u need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lak e Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m .; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m Classes for adult children and youth. Ca ll 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churche s of Christ in Christian Union, (Orang e Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presentin g Jesus Christ as the answer for time an d eternity. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Churc h activities at same time for K-6 grade Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:3 0 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m Children and youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, pleas e come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senio r Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP What animal uses its tail to make pools of water during the dry seasons, as a weapon, to store fat that it will use for nourishment during winter and propel itself through water? Heres another hint: it is a large semia quatic carnivorous reptile with f our legs and a tail half its body l ength. Im sure youve guessed by n ow, but in case you havent, Im t alking about the American alligat or. The alligator is a crocodilian in t he genus alligator. There are two d ifferent species; the American a lligator and the Chinese alligator. T he name alligator came from the S panish word el lagarto, which m eans lizard. These prehistoric l ooking reptiles are extremely a daptable and they have not c hanged much since the early days o f the dinosaurs. In case you havent noticed, allig ators are very active right now. It i s mating season for the beasts and i f you are near water you may hear t he bellowing choruses that they m ake. During the evening hours in s pring, male alligators sometimes g ather in large numbers for group c ourtship and do what is called alligator dances. During these h ot, sunny days, you are likely to s ee them basking out in the sun. These creatures are cold-blooded and need the suns heat to warm them up. Once summer arrives, the females will build their nests out of nearby vegetation. Once this plant matter begins to decompose, it will heat up, serving as an incubator to the eggs within. The sex of the young is determined by the temperature. If the temperature is 86 degrees or lower, chances are the clutch will be all female. If the temperature rises above 93 degrees, males will result. Babies emerge from the shells of the eggs by utilizing an egg tooth that is present while hatching. Mom alligators are fierce protectors and will keep the offspring with her for about a year. This is necessary since adult alligators preying on the newborns account for about 50 percent of the deaths in the first year. Females can lay up to 50 eggs, which will hatch in about two months. The young are about six inches long and have orange-yellow stripes on their backs. Alligators may live to be 50 years old. The American species are found in the southeastern United States from Florida to North Carolina and Oklahoma. They prefer freshwater environments such as marshes, swamps, ponds, wetlands, rivers, and lakes. However, they have been known to inhabit brackish water areas such as the Everglades, which is the only place on earth where both alligators and crocodiles live together. They are huge beasts and can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and grow to lengths of 17 feet. Although they appear big and sluggish, they can move fairly quickly for short distances. Contrary to many beliefs, alligators are timid towards people and will, under normal circumstances, try to get away as quickly as possible. However, if a mother is protecting her nest or if the wild animal has been habitually fed by people, it may become aggressive. Once any wild creature loses its natural fear of mankind, usually by being fed, it becomes a danger to people. Alligators are bone crushing machines when it comes to attacking their prey. The muscles in their jaws are very powerful and when they close or bite down with their mouth, the pressure is phenomenal. However, when they go to open their big snout, the strength is not there. That is why an alligators mouth can be held closed by just a couple of fingers or duct tape. The food of choice for the creature is fish, but they will munch on insects, snails, crustaceans, worms and whatever they can get a hold of. They have about 20 pairs of inch-long replaceable, conicalshaped teeth on each jaw. These chompers allow them to grab, hold and crush their prey. New teeth just below the gum line push up to replace worn and broken teeth when needed. Alligators are truly amazing creatures and very much adaptable to their watery environment. When they prepare to submerse under water they have hatches that close a semitransparent membrane or third eyelid covers the eyes, folds of skin close over the ears, muscles contract sealing the nostrils shut and the throat closes tight, allowing the beast to open its mouth under water without drowning. You may have heard the term eyeshine. Alligators are one of the many creatures that can be spotted at night because of this effect, which is the eye glowing red when light is shone on them. Alligators have a thin layer of special reflecting tissue behind each retina which acts like a mirror to concentrate all available light during the darkest periods. This makes them excellent nocturnal hunters. These creatures have very keen eyesight and with their pupils full y dilated, their sharpness of vision i s comparable to an owl. Having the ir eyes located on the top of their head allows them binocular vision and they are good judges of distance. They can pull their soft eye orbits down into their skulls and pop them back up when danger ha s passed. Alligators are one of the happy success stories in the environmen tal realm. At one time, these prehistoric looking creatures were in trouble because of overhunting. Once prohibition of hunting was implemented in Florida, the American alligator population increased significantly. The creature has moved from the endangered list and hunting by permit i s once again allowed. Unfortunately many species in the crocodylian family are not so fortunate such a s the American crocodile and the Chinese alligator. Lets hope that laws will be put in effect that will help their plight as well. We are fortunate to live in Highlands County where alligator s are plentiful. Knowing more abou t these creatures makes them even more interesting to observe. Next time youre out in nature and you spot an alligator, hopefully youll have a greater appreciation for jus t how amazing these animals really are. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assistin g the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District. Alligators are the modern-day dinosaur News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Alligators have eyes located on the top of their head, which allows them binocular vision and makes them good judges of distance.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r 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 welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Trinity Tots Preschool (3-4years old): 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Visit us online at:www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, 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,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m.; Sunday School for all age s, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worsh ip Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Son g worship service at 10:45 a.m Loving nursery care provided eve ry Sunday morning. Youth Fellowshi p, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kenilworth C are & Rehabilitation Center p articipated in a coordinated p rayer event on Thursday, M ay 5, joining millions of o ther Americans to recognize w hat has been designated as t he National Day of Prayer. Kenilworth is one of 72 n ursing communities in s even states operated by L ouisville, Ky.-based S ignature HealthCare. On M ay 5, each building held a p rayer, some releasing b iodegradable balloons or c arrying out other symbolic a cts. An event at Signatures L ouisville headquarters was t ransmitted via live webcast. Its a big honor for me to l ead a company with a focus o n interfaith spirituality, s aid Signature President and C EO E. Joseph Steier, III. We never want to push any k ind of religion on our e mployees. We just want to g ive them time for thems elves, to worship as they b elieve and have time for reflection. For Signature, the event highlighted a key part of the companys mission, which embraces spirituality in all forms, faiths, cultures and traditions. The synchronized event was carried out under the theme of Endless Hope, in an effort to remind participants of the challenges they face and bind them together as a group. Residents were also welcomed to participate. Perhaps most precious to our people is the collective power of prayer, said Dianne Timmering, vice president of Spirituality for Signature. It is most simply love, one to another, in the trenches of life when brokenness needs the hope of someone else, where faith is sewn into the distresses of others, where the bounty of prayer begins the healing of one, for the healing of us all. Aweek prior to the event, the White House released President Barack Obamas Presidential Proclamation marking the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. In the proclamation, the President says, Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity. Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nations leaders. For more about the National Day of Prayer, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.or g. For a list of prayers from various faiths, traditions and cultures across the world, visit www.worldprayers.org. Kenilworth Care & Rehab celebrates National Day of Prayer Perhaps the most precious power to our people is the collective power of prayer.DIANNETIMMERING VPof spirituality for Signature HealthCare Photo courtesy of Moutain To p The Sebring Boys and Girls Club had a Mothers Day Fashion Show recently. Several of the members are shown here with their mothers. Mothers Day fashion show By ULAILNYTZKY Associated PressNEWYORK The New York Public Library is encouraging bookworms to pass around 25,000 free copies of a new paperback it will distribute in subway stations, on park benches and in other public places. The book celebrates the librarys vast collection and patrons by featuring a diverse group of celebrities, including Stephen Colbert, the Harlem Globetrotters and Yoko Ono, posing with or discussing their favorite library treasure. Its distrib ution is part of the librarys centennial cel ebration. Starting May 19, the limited-editio n paperback, Know The Past, Find T he Future, will be dropped off at park benc hes and in five subway stations: Gran d Central, Times Square, Columbus Circl e, Bryant Park and Union Square. Copies w ill also be distributed in front of the landma rk Fifth Avenue library building and all its branches, as well as in some bookstores. NY library: Return this book to a park bench

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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com By MARIACHENG APMedical WriterLONDON Smallpox, o ne of the worlds deadliest d iseases, eradicated three d ecades ago, is kept alive u nder tight security today in j ust two places the United S tates and Russia. Many other countries say t he world would be safer if t hose stockpiles of the virus w ere destroyed. Now for the fifth time, at a W orld Health Organization m eeting next week, they will p ush again for the virus d estruction. And again it s eems likely their efforts will b e futile. U.S. and Russian governm ent officials say it is essent ial they keep some smallpox a live in case a future biologic al threat demands more tests w ith the virus. They also say t he virus samples are still n eeded to develop experim ental vaccines and drugs. It was in 1996 that WHOs m ember countries first a greed smallpox should be d estroyed. But they have r epeatedly delayed a demand f or destruction so that scient ists could develop safer s mallpox vaccines and drugs. T hats now been done: There a re two vaccines, a third in t he works, and there are d rugs for treating it, but not c uring it. Yet even if most of WHOs m ember countries vote to set a new date for destruction, t he agency doesnt have the p ower to enforce the decis ion. The scientific community r emains divided over whether t he smallpox samples should b e destroyed. The respected j ournal Nature editorialized against it earlier this year, arguing that scientists need the ability to do further research, and perhaps develop new vaccines and treatments in an era of possible biological attack. However, one of the most prominent figures in wiping out the deadly, disfiguring disease is in favor of destroying all remnants of it. It would be an excellent idea to destroy the smallpox viruses, said Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who led WHOs eradication effort in the 1970s. This is an organism to be greatly feared. He says possession of smallpox by those not authorized to have it should be made a crime against humanity and that international authorities should prosecute any country found with it. Areport by independent researchers commissioned by WHO last year concluded there was no compelling scientific reason to hang onto the viruses. Yet other scientists contend the stockpiles could still provide valuable information in the future. Smallpox is one of the most lethal diseases in history. For centuries, it killed about one-third of the people it infected, including Queen Mary II of England, and left most survivors with deep scars on their faces from the hideous pus-filled lesions. The last known case was in Britain in 1978 when a university photographer who worked above a lab handling smallpox died after being accidentally exposed to it from the buildings air duct system. Smallpox vaccines are made from vaccinia, a milder related virus. We have many ways of looking at smallpox, including gene mapping, that means we dont need the actual (smallpox) virus, said Henderson, who is now with the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. American and Russian officials disagree. Dr. Nils Daulaire, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Affairs, said the U.S. will again ask WHO to postpone a decision calling for the stockpiles destruction. He said U.S. scientists need more time to finish research into how well new vaccines and drugs work against the virus. But he acknowledged U.S. officials also want their own supply in case terrorists unleash smallpox as a biological weapon and additional study is needed. Ascientist at the Russian laboratory where smallpox is kept, who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to the press, said the virus should be kept in case similar ones pop up in the future and more studies are needed. Meanwhile, officials from developing countries are anxious to close the last chapter on the disease. There is a consensus to destroy the viruses, so how come were in this situation where were pandering to the U.S. and Russia? asked Lim Li Ching, a biosafety expert at Third World Network, a group that lobbies on behalf of developing countries. HEALTH Experts debate destroying last stocks of smallpox viruses

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. For d etails, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Lodge phone number 4 52-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 6 55-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) m eets at 2 p.m. first and third S unday at Brewsters Coffee H ouse on U.S. 27 in Sebring. F or details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p .m. at the post, 2011 SE L akeview Drive, Sebring. For d etails, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-2044 or 3822063 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 4710226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. For details or to book a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League, breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. a t Church of Christ, 3800 Sebrin g Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Members build and run an HO Guage model rai lroad layout. Rail-buffs interes ted in other model railroad gauges are welcomed. For information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer, 452-0334, or Curtis Petersen, 382-6967. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shu ffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m to 9 p.m. For details, call 465 7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-238 5. Avon Park Library has sto rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011Page 11B CROSSWORDSOLUTION COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 12B

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Brown Bag Book Bunch b ook readers group meets at n oon on the third Tuesday of t he month at Emmanuel U nited Church of Christ, 3115 H ope St., Sebring. Read the s elected book, bring your bag l unch, and join in the lively and i nteresting discussions. For i nformation on each months b ook, call 471-1999. Busy Bee Craft Club m eets 9-11 a.m., Fairway P ines, Sun N Lakes B oulevard, Sebring. Everyone i s welcome. For more details, c all 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets e very Tuesday night at The R ock, Union Congregational C hurch, 28 N. Butler Ave., A von Park. Abarbecue meal is s erved at 6 p.m. for a donat ion. At 6:45 p.m., members m eet. At 7:30 p.m., the group b reaks up into small groups for m en and women. The program i s designed for drug and alcoh ol addiction, divorce, death or i llness grief, low or lost selfe steem or identity due to dysf unctional relationships, d epression/anxiety, or any o ther need for healing. For d etails, contact Celebrate R ecovery coordinator Pam S im by calling 453-3345, ext. 1 06. Fletcher Music Club meets e very Thursday and Tuesday a t Fletcher Music Center in L akeshore Mall, Sebring. For m ore details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands H ammock meets at 6:30 p.m. t hird Tuesday, Highlands H ammock State Park, Sebring. F or more details, call 3866 099. Heartland Avian Society m eets every fourth Tuesday, 7 :30 p.m., at Huntington N ational Bank, 126 Center A ve., Sebring. For more d etails, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle M iniature Build meets 7 p.m., t hird Tuesday, St. Johns M ethodist Church social hall, 3 214 Grand Prix Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3823 553. Heartland Harmonizers B arbershop Chorus meets f rom 7-9:30 p.m. in the S ebring High School Music R oom, Sebring. All men who e njoy singing are invited. R eading music is not required. C all 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt G uild meets on the first and t hird Tuesday of each month at t he Women's Club of Sebring, 4 260 Lakeview Drive, across f rom Veterans' Beach, from 10 a .m. to 2 p.m. For information, c all 471-0694 or e-mail s bringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has a n educational and informat ional meeting at 6:30 p.m. T uesday at the Quality Inn, 6 525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6 99-0743. Highlands County V eterans Council meets 7 p .m., third Tuesday in the conf erence room at the Veterans S ervices Office. The meeting i s for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smokefree environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. For details, call Jim Smith at 382-8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 57 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. 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., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Souper Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch. All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Communit y Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452 1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxilia ry meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Ca ll 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. House Committee meets at 5:30 p.m For more details, call 6995444. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, May 15, 2011www.newssun.com Continued from page 11B COMMUNITYCALENDAR By SETH BORENSTEIN APScience WriterWASHINGTON As the s pace shuttle program winds d own, questions are flying a bout whats happening and w hy. The launch countdown b egan Friday for the secondt o-last flight. Some answers a bout the end of the space s huttle: Q: Why are the shuttles r etiring? A: The shuttles are aging a nd expensive, their key task i s nearly completed and N ASAwants to use the m oney spent on them to do s omething new. Theyve been f lying since 1981, hauling up p ieces of the International S pace Station. The panel that i nvestigated the 2003 C olumbia accident concluded: It is in the nations interest to r eplace the Shuttle as soon as p ossible. Q: Who decided to stop f lying shuttles? A: President George W. B ush made the decision in 2 004. He wanted astronauts to g o back to the moon, and eventually to Mars. For NASAto afford to build a new spaceship to reach those goals, it had to stop spending about $4 billion a year on the shuttle program. But President Barack Obama dropped the moon mission. His plan has NASA building a giant rocket to send astronauts to an asteroid, and eventually Mars, while turning over to private companies the job of carrying cargo and astronauts to the space station. Q: When does the shuttle program end? A: There are two flights left. Shuttle Endeavour, set to launch Monday, is carrying a $2 billion science experiment to the space station. Atlantis makes the final shuttle trip this summer with spare parts for the station. The third surviving shuttle Discovery made its final voyage earlier this year. Two other shuttles Challenger and Columbia were destroyed in accidents that killed a total of 14 astronauts. Q: What was the shuttle program all about? A: It was supposed to make getting into space cheap, simple and safe with a launch virtually every week. It didnt accomplish that. But it was the best way to get big items such as satellites and the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit and fix them if needed. For the space station, it was a combination moving van and construction crane. What made the shuttle unique was its ability to do all kinds of things. Q: What happens to the space shuttles? A: Theyll be shipped off to museums. Endeavour goes to the California Science Center in Los Angeles and Atlantis will stay at Kennedy Space Center for its visitor complex. Discoverys new home will be the Smithsonian Institutions hangar near Washington Dulles International Airport. Enterprise, a shuttle prototype used for test flights, goes to New York Citys Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Q: What about the space station? A: The life of the space station has been extended to at least 2020 and it could continue on even longer. Its now big enough for six people. They conduct science research, from astronomy to zoology, and help scientists understand what is needed for longer missions in space, such as going to Mars. Q: What about the astronauts? Do they still have jobs? A: Some will. More than a dozen astronauts will still go to space and live on the spa ce station. Others will wa it around for slots on still-to-b ebuilt spaceships, including t he ride to an asteroid. Others w ill leave the program. The sam e thing happened after t he Apollo program ended near ly 40 years ago. Q: How will astronau ts get to the space station? A: NASAwill continue to buys seats on Russian Soy uz capsules to ferry space statio n residents. The $56 millio n price per head will go up to $63 million, which is st ill cheaper per person than t he space shuttle. Q: Is there any otherwa y to get into space? A: Not from U.S. soil on ce the shuttles retire. NAS A could eventually use the com mercial rockets and capsul es being developed by priva te companies. Two compani es predict they could fly astr onauts to the space statio n within three years. NASA is under orders to build a gia nt rocket to go beyond Ear th orbit. Why the space shuttle fleet is retiring and whats next for NASA Associated Press

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GAGLIARDO & CC BURNIKEL ACROSS 1 Lifetime job 7 Let __ eat cake! 11 __ meant was ... 15 Loser rocker 19 Commonly thorny tree 20 Whit 21 Like people in pews 22 Wheel shaft 23 Week 1 26 No View, No Touch Trap maker 27 Siss sib 28 Like an ant. 29 Org. that can help you get started 30 Fastens, as a ships rope 32 One-named New Ager 35 Some strings 38 Common Latino newspaper name 39 Week 2 45 Catch word? 48 Beans spiller 49 Many NASA astronauts were in it 50 __ seen the light! 51 1997-2006 U.N. leader 54 Foot or fathom 55 Team 57 Week 3 61 Understood 63 Els with clubs 64 1968 U.S. Open champ 65 Put into law 66 Group with the 1979 #1 hit Babe 67 Week 4 71 __ world 75 Silly 77 Lincoln in-law 78 Refrain syllables 79 Yacht feature? 82 Week 5 86 Degrade 87 Zeus jealous wife 89 Chicago Eight defendant 90 Mess up 91 Club __ 92 Lil Abner and Doonesbury, e.g. 95 Inner-city genre 97 Week 6 102 Exeters county 103 As much as one cares to see 104 They may be childproofed 108 Place saver 110 Got the gold 112 __ Grande 113 Word to a masseuse 114 The mi. in Mile-High City 115 Week 7 122 Ax 123 Floor piece 124 Yahtzee quintet 125 Hall of Fame subject of The Last Boy 126 Lob 127 Stops hedging 128 Ton 129 Week 8 DOWN 1 Hack 2 Legend creator 3 Silky synthetic 4 Car starter? 5 German article 6 Arctic explorer John 7 Mens wear accessory 8 East Asian stew 9 Ikes command: Abbr. 10 Oh, brother! 11 Communications opener 12 Zhivagos love 13 Its not good to get caught in one 14 Cool color for contacts 15 Rotten apples, so to speak 16 Legendary sword 17 Sate 18 50-year-old dolls 24 Rules 25 Routine grounder, say 31 F1 neighbor 33 Freudian never 34 Intrude upon, as ones space 36 Part of 81-Down 37 Gallery fare 38 Cutting, maybe 40 One of a Latin trio 41 Silver and Glass 42 Yale Bowl rooter 43 Anthem start 44 Zippo 45 Keeps secret 46 Hardly secret 47 Squirt 52 Confined, after in 53 Inhaler? 55 Dry, as wine 56 Doha native 58 Playful sprites 59 Hesitating sounds 60 Peachy! 62 Owns 65 Assume, as a role 67 Bowler, for one 68 Let loose 69 Altar assurance 70 Altar assurances 72 Darts 73 It may be red 74 Iraqi seaport 76 Manila-to-Seoul dir. 78 Dug-out area 79 __ Club: Costco rival 80 Yeah, right! 81 Six-time World Series-winning MLB franchise 82 Party wheel 83 It may be grand 84 Manila tongue 85 Blueprint 88 Airport stat. 92 Affirmed in court 93 Tarzan portrayer Ron 94 Get it? 96 Old Prizm maker 98 Speed actor 99 Uncle Tom rescues her from drowning 100 Aardvarks land 101 Undone 105 Dillon and Damon 106 Hole in one, e.g. 107 Did a smithys job 108 Nimble 109 Mixed bag 110 Whip mark 111 Mined metals 116 Big shot 117 Favres 508, briefly 118 Fruit drink named for a vitamin 119 III x DCC 120 Friendly skies co. 121 __-Cat Solution on page 11B March winds whipped my h air back from my face and l ifted my spirits highlike a k ite soaring toward the c louds. In the early evening hours a long the beach near the l ake, my husband Ken was e ager to see what might p resent itself for his photog raphic eye.Ever his cheerl eader and companion and l over of cool, outdoor b reezes I accompanied h im, book in hand for entert ainment. Around that time, a gent leman arrived with his k ite.My eyes left my book a nd turned skyward where t he kite soared and dipped b uzzing in the breeze as the m an skillfully maneuvered i t. However, the best awaited u s. After a time, leaving the o ne kite behind, he walked t o his truck and I again r eturned to reading. Then I n oticed him carrying what a ppeared to be another k ite.Instead, it was a case h olding five kites. With great precision, he lined them up and then attached the lead to both hands. As he expertly navigated the kites, the wind lifted them from their sandy perch. With tails flying, they soared into the sky like planes in formation to put on a show. And what a show they put on. The whirring sound set my heart to fluttering.The flawless dancing quintet of kites soared, dipped, and waved swishing this way and that elegant, colorful winged movement against white billowy clouds and blue sky that dazzled and amazed me. Out there surrounded by Gods creation of sky, lake, foliage, and relentless breezes, I was refreshed.But, watching this man make use of the gift of the wind and the natural beach backdrop, I felt my spirits soar. It reminded me how the Holy Spirit of God, when invited into our hearts, is like the wind that lifts us up, up and away to realms we could not reach on our own.And as we respond to his promptings, we motivate others to catch the breeze of the Spirit so they can soar, too. When Jesus spoke to Nicodemus (a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews) about being born again of the Spirit in John 3: 8, NKJV, he said, The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. Akite alone is a beautiful thing.But, like those five kites ascending, gliding, dipping and swooping, lets work together in the Spirit, catching the breeze for his glory.Selah Dazzled by the dance of the kites Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) There are some situations for which there are no answers, Aries. In these times, you should defer to someone with more authority on the subject. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, a number of people are questioning the way you are operating lately. Do not be dissuaded from action. You know the reasons behind your decisions. Gemini (May 22-July 22) Nominal purchases can quickly add up to quite a sum, Gemini. Keep track of your spending because you can easily deplete your funds without even realizing it. Cancer(June 22-July 22) There is a romantic match out there for you single Cancers. It could just take a little more looking this week. Attached Cancer men and women will form a stronger romantic bond. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, be a little more patient because something you started a while ago has yet to be resolved. It can only get done if you buckle down for the next few days. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, it can be hard to ignore gossip but that is precisely what you need to do this week. Foul words can hurt only if you let them get under your skin. Keep friends close by. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 2 3) Theres no need to worr y, Libra. You have it all und er control even if it doesn t seem that way. Once yo u are done you will see th at you had it covered. Scorpio (Oct. 24-No v. 22) Scorpio, creati ve processes will keep yo u busy this week. G et involved in a hobby or pro ject that will take sever al days to complete. Th en begin a new one. Sagittarius (Nov. 2 3Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a relationship comes to an end and it leaves you fee ling a bit detached. T he quicker you can move o n the better off you will b e. Family softens the blow. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Ja n. 20) Capricorn, if the re isnt anything positive to say, simply keep your li ps closed and be inconspic uous. This can be difficult to do, but its best for ever yone involved. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Fe b. 18) Few things can g et you riled up more than di shonesty, Aquarius. Confro nt someone who has led yo u astray this week for resol ution. You will feel better f or having done it. Pisces (Feb. 19-Marc h 20) Picking up the piec es of something that didn t work out is difficult. B ut not trying at all is ev en worse. Dont get talked out of your planned actions, Taurus DearAbby: Lynn and I were f riends since we were teenagers. W e are now in our late 40s. We had a successful business together, but I decided to leave it to pursue my d reams. She didnt understand and o ur relationship was the casualty. We didnt speak for two years. I a ttempted a reconciliation, but it f ailed. Were both bitter regarding t he settlement of the business, and I m not sure it can ever be r esolved. There is a high school reunion c oming up and Im not sure how to h andle it. Sitting down and talking w ith her isnt an option. Shes not r easonable, and shes prone to sudd en outbursts of anger. Can you h elp? Formerly Friendly DearFormerly Friendly: Yes, w hen you attend the reunion, avoid h er as much as possible. But if you cant, keep any conversation civil, perfunctory, brief and move away. DearAbby: My wealthy brother-in-law and his entire family didnt give my daughter a graduation gift. And even though they attended my sons wedding, none of them gave him a wedding gift, either. We have attended the graduations and weddings of all their children and have been generous. We know the right thing is to say nothing, but its hard to understand and remain quiet. What do you think? Giftless Family in Grand Rapids Dear Giftless Family: If your inlaws attended both events, they should have given something. They may be cheap, stingy or so newly rich that they havent learned the basic rules of etiquette. Or, they may have had financial reversals you are unaware of. You are correct that the right thing to do is to say nothing, so resist the temptation to call them on it. And in dealing with them in the future, expect nothing and you wont be disappointed. DearAbby: My 17-year-old daughter, Kelly, tried to commit suicide. She was admitted to a hospital and started on an antidepressant. Last night, when I was walking across the parking lot to the ward, I met her psychiatrist. When I asked how Kelly was doing, he said shes agitated, not sleeping and he was starting her on medication that night. When he mentioned the dose, I told him my daughter had been given half that amount previously and didnt wake up for 24 hours. I said I thought he should give her less or change the medication. He said hed change it, went back inside and I followed. Im glad I ran into him, but now I wonder what would have happened if I hadnt. What are the rules about medication being given to adolescents? Arent the parents supposed to give consent? What can I do to prevent this from happening again? Vigilant Mom in Colorado DearVigilant Mom: Because your daughter is under 18, your consent is needed for treatment. Good care is both patientand family-focused. You have a right to know whats going on in your daughters treatment and to make sure her doctor has enough information to do an effective job. Its perfectly all right to advocate for your child. Should you become overwhelmed, the Nation al Alliance on Mental Illness (NAM I) and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) can pro vide support and help you navigat e the system. Call NAMI toll-free a t (800) 950-6264 or go to www.nami.org. The toll-free num ber for DBSAis (800) 826-3632 and the website is www.dbsalliance.org. 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. High school reunion is tricky for two friends on the outs Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Classified ads get results!

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, May 15, 20111.TakefamilyactivitiesoutdoorsWhether its family dinners on the patio, reading babys favorite story under a shady tree, or stargazing at night, remember to get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather with the family.2.IncorporatesummerstylesHuggies is helping little ones achieve the perfect denim-clad summer wardrobe by bringing back Huggies Little Movers Jeans Diapers. From play dates to strolls around the neighborhood, this denim accessory is perfect for any summer look. Not only will babies be rocking the hottest summer fashion, but they will also be helping diaper a baby in need. Moms can share their support by uploading a photo of their little one sporting the fashionable denim diaper at www.Huggies.com. For each photo uploaded or photo liked Huggies will help a baby in need by donating to Every Little Bottom. 3.JustaddwaterIts important to keep cool while enjoying a day outdoors in the hot summer sun. Think about breaking out the baby pool, sprinkler or hose, and incorporate bubbles or buckets for extra fun.4.KeepitsimpleAs little ones become more active, summertime is the perfect opportunity to break out the blanket and head to a favorite outdoor spot. Even simple games like Peek-a-Boo are more exciting in the summer breeze. 5.EnjoyfreshairEmbrace the outdoors and enjoy fresh air with nightly walks around the neighborhood. The temperature will have cooled down, and babies often fall asleep to motion.6.IntroducetextureIntroducing a baby to the many fun textures of summer is important to the growing senses. Whether its sand, grass or finger paint, the opportunities to expand babys experiences grow greatly in the summer months. Try walking in a park, playing in the sandbox or touching garden flowers. 7.SummeroutingsPacking a diaper bag and getting outside helps to make the most of summertime. Whether its a stroll around the park or a visit to the local zoo, a day out of the house can be fun for the whole family. If these places are within walking distance, try to resist the urge to drive and break out the stroller for a refreshing walk. 8.TakefulladvantageofholidaysThere are plenty of great summer occasions to bring the family together and celebrate. Take advantage of the warm weather and take the party outside. From neighborhood cookouts to family parties at the park, outdoor holidays can create fond summer memories. 9.StartagardenFind a small part of the yard and buy seeds for easy-to-grow vegetables, herbs and fruit. Little ones will enjoy the dirts texture and they will absolutely love watching the garden grow right in front of their eyes. 10.Sing,danceandlaughBreak out the music and entertain little ones with singing and dancing in the yard. This is a great way to stimulate a babys imagination while allowing them to do what they do best, wiggle and bounce to the beat. Laughing and giggling helps create an unbreakable bond between parent and child. 11.HitthebeachDont forget the sunscreen. The beach provides a unique sensory experience for all little ones. Everything from the birds chirping, to the waves, sand and shells will keep babies occupied for hours and guarantees a long afternoon nap for parents. 12.EnjoyalazydayTaking a break is underestimated in the summertime. Baby an d parents deserve to lay back and relax after a busy summer day Continue to take advantage of the warm summer weather whi le relaxing take a snooze on the porch or rock on the hammock. These moments of rest will help you feel refreshed and ready to get back to all that fun in the sun. 13.TakearainydaybreakNot every summer day can be as sunny and beautiful as the next. But, theres always time for rainy day fun with the little one. 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To learn more about how you can give to babies in need visit www.EveryLittleBottom.com. FAMILYFEATURES T he warm weather has finally arrived and parents everywhere are looking to make this summer one for the memory books. Summer always seems to fly by, with work, chores and family vacations taking priority throughout the warm months. In order to take full advantage of everything the season has to offer, Huggies is helping Moms and Dads beat the h eat with a variety of fun and easy summertime activities. F rom taking indoor activities outside to summer style and starting a garden, the options are endless. W hether its babys first summer or theyre a seasoned warm-weather expert, make it the best summer y et. Photo courtesy of Getty Images