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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: 05-25-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, May 25-26, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 66 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 92 71C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Couple of T-storms in the afternoon F orecast Question: Do you think gas prices will continue to fall through the summer? Next question: Do you think the low water level in Lake Jackson are hurting the countys tourism? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries D avid Boyd Age 68, of Sebring Mary Brown Age 92, of Sebring Primitivo Reyes Age 91, of Lake Placid Mary Ellen Ward Age 96, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 39% No 61% Total votes: 82 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 7 7 Off to a solid startF ormer Blue Streak Baker h its stride at Daytona State SPORTS, 1BSummer blockbustersL ooking at the summers crop, a nd which ones you should pick LIVING, 12BWhere heroes restS ection 60 at Arlington is f illing too quickly PAGE2 A 100 years of Sebring Decade by Decade Rising concern over low water News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY John Jahcook Cook (left Lewis are two of a five man Dress For Success team that appeared before the school board Tuesday night. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING At the start of every school board meeting during the school year,groups of students sing or perform skits that embody the Character Word of the Month. Courage is the word for May. Tuesday night,fiveAvon Park Middle School eighth-grade students,members of the Dress For Success Program,demonstrated and embodied courage as they gave their presentation before a nearly full house. Speaking memorized lines that explained various aspects of courage John JahcookCook, Lauer Lewis,Brandon Caldwell, Tevion Chambers and Dalton Brock impressed everyone with their poise under pressure. The young men had an important message that they delivered with clarity courage is not the absence of fear,its being scared and doing something anyway and humor. Remember,they said,that amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. School board Chairman Ned Hancock,reflecting the thoughts of every member of the board,said the boys were impressive and showed bravery just going to middle school every day dressed neatly and focused on success when so many of their classmates dont yet value those qualities and often make fun of their friends who do. Classy APMS 8th-graders impress SBHC Courtesy of the Sebring Historical Society B y the 1930s Sebring had regular access to national and international print news. Murder stories especially bizarre or lurid cases were prominently displayed. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING On Thursday,Oct. 1, 1931 the Sebring Americanreported on a fish fry held by the Ku Klux Klan at the Lake Sebring Casino. The Grand Dragon and Grand Titan of Florida were present along with other state KKK officers. With the Great Depression in full swing,social pressures everywhere were exacerbated by economic hardship. The state of Florida,Highlands County and the City of Sebring were hard hit by the failed economy. By 1930,after an explosion of growth and prosperity in the mid s,the City of Sebring faced serious financial problems. Its three banks had failed. The George E. Sebring Company was in receivership. The citys credit was so bad nothing could be bought (including oil for the power plant) without cash on delivery and the city owed its employees several months back wages and salaries. City bonds roughly $3 million of which were sold during the real estate boom for infrastructure upgrades were coming due without the revenues to pay the capital or interest. Land values had plummeted, so tax revenues were only a fraction of what they had been. Tax revenue dwindled even more 1930s: a time of differences, struggle and creativity By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING A worldwide e vent will take place in small townAmericaS unday as community members join together during the Pentecost Global Day of Prayer. The Global Day of Prayer o riginated eight years ago in Cape Town,South Africa, when Christians decided to assemble in prayer hoping to become closer to God. T he event spread quickly to neighboring cities and eventually to every country in Africa. In 2005,the Christians of Africa invited the world to join them in prayer every year on Pentecost Sunday. Millions have united every year since the inception of the event,bringing together Christians of all ethnicities and denominations. The Global Day of Prayer takes place following a 10day prayer vigil that leads up to the event where Christ followers seek a deeper relationship with God. The 10 days leading up to Global Day of Prayer event on Circle See 1930s,page 8A See PRAYER,page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING County Commissioners were told on Tuesday night that LakeJ ackson is below the minimum lake level standards set b y Florida statute for conservation. s very low. My dock is out of the water,said County Commissioner Ron Handley,w ho lives on Lake Jackson. wo-thirds of the docks a re out of the lake. I have been there for around 45 y ears and it is the lowest I have ever seen it,Handley said. K eith Kolasa,senior environmental scientist in water r esources with Southwest Florida Water Management District,explained the complex formulas used to calculate high and low lake levelsa nd how historical data of the rise and fall of the water leve ls dictated the guidelines. Overall,10 lakes in H ighlands County have minimum levels established,but Lake Jackson is a little bitd ifferent,Kolasa explained. The minimum lake level is d escribed as the level in an aquifer and surface-level water where it would be harmful to withdraw any more water. Only rainfall can help lake levels News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The City Pier on Lake Jackson is almost entirely high and dry due to a large drop in the lakes water level. S ee LAKE,page 7A

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C M Y K I wish every American c ould spend an hour in Section 60 of Arlington N ational Cemetery. My last visit was on May 11, and like every trip, it was a profound experience. While the entire cemetery i s filled with heroes, Section 60 carries urgent relevance b ecause so many warriors from Americas post-9/11 conflicts rest there. Withe ach visit to the hallowed sector, one will tragically f ind new temporary grave markers bearing the names of U.S. troops recently killed i n Afghanistan. Behind each marker and headstone is a story of sacrifice. One of the first resting spots I encountered on thew arm, sunny Friday afternoon was 1st Lt. Tyler Parten, whose grave was recently moved to Arlington. The 24-year-old Marianna,A rk., soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2 009. As I stared at 1st Lt. P artens white headstone, with total silence filling the cemetery except for the occasional plane taking off from nearby Ronald ReaganW ashington National Airport, all I could see was his mothers face. I met Lona Parten in a Birmingham, Ala., restauranti n January 2011, and seeing her anguish, as well as her commitment to driving forward in Tylers honor, is a constant source of motivation. Lonas surviving son and his wife are currently deployed overseas. Let us all hope and pray for their safe return. The next grave I visited was Maj. Megan McClung, the highest-ranking female Marine officer to be killed during the war in Iraq. She died alongside Army Capt. Travis Patriquin, 32, and Spc. Vincent Pomante III, 22, when an enemy improvised explosive device blew up in Ramadi. Under Maj. McClungs name and dates of birth and death Apr. 14, 1972, and Dec. 6, 2006, respectively is her extraordinary mantra: Be bold. Be brief. Beg one. Having written and spoken a bout Megan as well as meeting her father and brother and speaking to her mother by telephone, I feel like I knew this remarkablew oman. But I didnt. I just miss her, and wish everyone particularly young women knew the story of this world-class athlete,s cholar, and patriot. Two days before Megans death, America lost Spc. Ross McGinnis, whose headstone is engraved in gold. Thats because the 19-yearold Pennsylvania native was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor the nations highest military decoration for using his body to cover a live grenade that was thrown into his vehicle in Baghdad. He left behind his loving parents and siblings, but also saved the lives of all four soldiers riding with him. When Ross McGinnis was in kindergarten, a teacher asked him to draw a p icture of what he wanted to be when he grew up, President George W. Bush said in an emotional White House ceremony on June 2, 2008. He drew a soldier As I walked quietly through the long cemetery grass, I saw a man and woman sitting on lawn chairs under the twilight sky. They were at the grave of Army Cpl. Joseph M. Hernandez. While I didnt want to intrude on their grief, I said the only five words I could think of while passing by: Im sorry for your loss. Thank you, the grieving woman graciously replied. Upon returning home, I learned that Cpl. Hernandez, 24, of Hammond, Ind., was killed in action alongside Maj. Brian Mescall, 33, and Sgt. Jason Parsons, 24, on Jan. 9, 2009, inA fghanistans Zabul province. He left behind his w ife, two young boys, his parents, and two brothers. Somebody who knew this soldier thanked me for caring. Today, I want to thankC pl. Joseph M. Hernandez and his two fellow soldiers for having the courage and bravery to make the ultimate Page 2ANews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 May 23 569233041x:4Next jackpot $2 millionMay 19 51014172833x:2 May 16 2527434447x:5 May 23 1821263031 May 22 69101820 May 21 46101324 May 20 4671123 May 23 (n 2454 May 23 (d 1362 May 22 (n 0518 May 22 (d 5813 May 23(n 245 May 23 (d 586 May 22(n 984 May 22 (d 140 May 22 320323519 May 18 216233315 May 15 2124344310 May 11 1314253914 May 23 47265359 PB: 32Next jackpot $128 millionMay 19 813354651 PB: 30 May 16 37212843 PB: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Section 60: a place for heroes U .S. Marines pay tribute to a fallen hero in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of the Travis Manion Foundation. Courtesy photo The Avon Park Police Department is seeking this man for questioning about an incident at Walmart where a woman says she was touched inappropriately. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK In a press release on Wednesday, theA von Park Police Department asked for help in identifying a man wanted for questioning that involved inappropriate touching at the citysW almart. If you are approached by anyone identifying themselves as an authority figure, a company representative ore ven a plainclothes policeman, ask for identification, said Cmdr. Jason Lister of theA von Park Police Department on Thursday. His statement stems from an incident on May 7 just after 4:30 p.m. where a female cus-t omer complained of inappropriate touching. The victim stated that a man allegedly followed her around the store, thena pproached her in her vehicle. According to Det. Nathan Coogan, there have been no updates to the case since the press release on Wednesdaya nd so far the leads have not lead to positive identification. The APPD did not want to r elease further information that might endanger the case, but did include several photos from Walmart security cameras of the man and his vehi-c le. e have not received a lot of tips yet and our questioning has not helped us solve this case. We would like the publict o assist in identifying this man, Lister said. This is unusual and I am not aware of any other cases in the area similar to thisc ase, Lister added. Lister also said no similar incidents have been reporteda t the Sebring Walmart. The man wanted for questioning was described as a Hispanic with a light complexion, approximately 5-f oot-6 with a medium to slightly heavy build. The picture of his vehicle released by the APPD shows a late model, black DodgeD urango SUV. Call the Avon Park Criminal Investigation Division at 863-452-4422. If you feel you are being f ollowed in a store, contact an employee or security. If you are victimized, call the policei mmediately, Lister advised. APPD probes inappropriate touching at Walmart Incident occurred on May 7 in parking lot of store COMMUNITYBRIEFS SFCCs Camp Adventure launches in JuneAVON PARK Learning life-saving techniques, creating culinary masterpieces and exploringo ur local agriculture are a few of the fun and educat ional adventures in store for children who come to South Florida CommunityC olleges Camp Adventure. Parents can pre-register c hildren from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 1 in the lobby of Building B, SFCCH ighlands Campus. Camp meets 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through T hursday, June 11-29 and July 9-27, at the SFCC H ighlands Campus. Young people ages 5-14 enjoy fully supervised educational activities, technology and art-related projects andr ecreation. An optional Friday program takes campers on field trips to local attractions. During the first week of Camp Adventure, June 1115, campers will experi-e nce hands-on training in the SFCCs dental lab, pool d eck and nursing facility. Instructors will work with campers to teach life-saving skills, first aid safety, drowning prevention, fires afety and dental education. Campers will find their inner chef June 18-22 by exploring the excitingw orld of cooking. Several cooking lessons will include cake pop design and appetizer creation and how to make healthy culinary choices. A focus on technology w ill teach children about c omputers and give them a f irst-hand look at the benef its of technology, June 252 9. Campers will embrace t echnology through programs like SUMO Paint, Powerpoint and Excel. During week four, July 9-13, campers will learn about firearm safety and responsibilities in the hom e from NRAs Safe Firearms Program for Kids. Greg Graziani from Python Hunters will bring various c ritters to teach campers a bout safety in the wild. C ampers will explore F loridas agriculture indus t ries, July 16 20. Guest s peakers will highlight the local citrus, cattle and dairy businesses in the area. Campers will learn the basics of agriculture, horticulture, and landscap e design.APHS plans barbecue pork dinnerAVON PARK Avon Park High School is planning barbecue pork dinner will be held today at Joe Franza Stadium just befor e the Football Jamboree. The dinner includes pork, baked Continued on page 7A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Former Avon Park residents and siblings, Astrid Ruth and Hans Fredrich Von Walter, have been recognized on numerous occasions for their outstanding abilities throughout their academic careers. Now its time for the siblings to add one more thing off of their list of accolades. Astrid Von Walter will graduate from the obstetrics and gynecology school at the University of Southern California on June 8. In 2008, Astrid received her medical degree from Loma Linda University graduating magna cum lade before going on to continue her medical studies at USC. Following the completion of her residency and graduation in California, Astrid will re-locate to Washington D.C. for a fellowship position at George Washington University, where she will specialize in robotics medicine (laparoscopy Hans Von Walter is also completing his undergraduate studies in the top of his class. Hans has been named suma cum lade and will receive his bachelors degree with an emphasis in bio-chemistry from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. Hans gained national exposure and recognition as a contestant and third-place finisher in the Jeopardy! College Championship in 2010. Hans will continue his studies as he pursues a medical degree at Loma Linda. They attended Walker Memorial Academy. It is an excellent Christian school. They received a solid and sounding academic education and the necessary skills and foundations to prepare them for a path to success in their careers. We (our family very proud of them, said mother Doralba Von Walter. Former AP residents excel on paths to medical careers See SECTION, page 5A

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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Project is important to Lake Wales RidgeEditor: I was delighted to see the s tory of the Lake Wales Ridge on the front page of S undays News-Sun. It is an important story, especially if you live in Florida and liket o drink water. This is why Heartland Cultural Alliance ( HCA) partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to p roduce an artistic survey, by HCAartists, of this crucial environment. The 14 artists and one writer in this project haves pent countless hours in the field feeding mosquitos and dodging bees. Everyone involved is volunteering their time and talent becauset hey also think the story is important. The work they are p roducing is world class and will likely influence genera-t ions to come. The HCA plans to enable libraries, museums, schools and public venues throughout Florida to host the resulting exhibita long with its collateral material/book. HCAis convinced that art can work to help protect the Ridge. The project is at a point w here we need to make and frame prints of this remarkable work. We are seeking donations toward that end. With that in mind, I would like to point out that the name of the project printed in the paper is not exactly correct. Not that a rose by any other name smells sweeter, but the name of the project is the HCALake Wales Ridge Project. I mention this because HCAis a not-for-profit organization and donations toward this project are tax deductible. The real power of this project can only be understood by seeing the quality and scope of the art being produced. For anybody interested in helping to support this project they can contact me and I will provide a sampling. In the meantime, I will drink a glass of Lake Wales Ridge, naturally filtered, water in thanks to your bringing attention to the remarkable ecosystem in our backyard. Fred Leavitt, President Heartland Cultural AllianceBishop has a strong work ethicEditor: I write now to urge your newspaper to endorse an outstanding former student who I have watched grow into a very sharp, organized, experienced leader. While employed in schools, private business, the electricity industry and a major conservation initiative, she has taken time to serve on many different volunteer boards. Susie Bishop, candidate f or Supervisor of Elections, may have one of the best understandings of Highlands County government and the values of local residents thatc an be found among all the citizens willing to run for public office. Locally born and raised, she was a leader at SebringH igh School with Student Council, Hi-Steppers, 4-H and made high grades. I was directly involved and I personally observed her complete honesty, reliability and diligence. As a young wife and mother, she volunteered in the dairy business, youth baseball, 4-H leadership, school improvement teams, the Sebring Races, the Fair, etc. Later, she became the only paid employee (director) of United Way. Being a United Way Board member, I saw her break records in outreach, fundraising and organizing volunteers countywide. I believe she has the know-how to get the job done. She fully understands budgeting and personal finance and realizes the urgency to cut costs. Her work ethic is very strong; her management skills are proven; her money management and business practices are sound; her personal conduct record is spotless and her insights are usually on target. Please review her record. It speaks for itself. I am proud to know the person who built that record. Speaking as a former Avon Park and county elected official, I certify that the voters of Highlands County will not go wrong when they elect Susie Bishop, the next Supervisor of Elections. Doris Gentry Hawthorne Avon ParkMiddle class mysteryEditor: As a retired middle class man, I am perplexed as to h ow Mitt Romney can possibly have any understanding a nd concern for the middle c lass. How does a man with an annual income from a family inheritance, investments andp rofits from Bain Capital of over $2,500,000 a year have any idea of what its like to live on a middle class income of $50,000 a year? Does Mitt Romney who paid a little over 13 percent of his reported income in federal taxes while my wife and I paid 16 percent of our retirement income in federal income taxes really care about an equitable tax system that would help the middle class? Does Mitt Romney, with his bank accounts and houses spread out all over the world, really have any idea of what its like to have to scrape up enough money to pay a monthly home mortgage? Does Mitt Romney who, while at Bain Capital, was only concerned about the bottom line and assuring that his stockholders got dividends from the companies he took over and once boasted, I like to fire people, have any empathy or concern for those people who are out of work because they lost their jobs? Does Mitt Romney, who never had to worry about putting food on the table for his family, or paying tuition for a son or daughter to go to college, or worrying about medical care for a family member who may be seriously ill, really understand the plight of the middle class family that he boasts he wants to help? In short, what does Mitt Romney really understand about the middle class? I suspect, nothing. Anthony J. DAngelo Lake PlacidMany help with Blueberry & Bluegrass FestivalEditor: The Avon Park Noon Rotary second annual B lueberry & Bluegrass Festival was an outstanding success. The family friendly festival raised funds for many charitable projects that Rotary supports in the community. The following Sponsors contributed to this success: Winn Dixie, North Central Heights Single Family Rental Homes, Sevigny & Associates Eye Care, Highlands Aviation, Walter Nunnallee, Homemade Creations, Nancy Nunnallee, Jarrett Ford, Wells Motor Co., Longs Air Conditioning, Souther Signs, Florida Hospital, SFCC, Clinical Pharmacology Advise Network, American First Air Conditioning & Heating, Highlands Today newspaper, Bill Sager and Forrest Hilton CPA. In addition the following companies and individuals also contributed to the festival: Management Experts, Turner Furniture, Eighteen East restaurant, Don Jose restaurant, Dr. Patrick Danzey, Yannis Fairmount Caf, Ridge Florist, Duffers, Wild Turkey, Race Trac, Alan Jay Chevrolet, Barben Fruit Co., Avon Park Middle School, Avon Park High School Football Team, Avon Park Youth Academy, Sebring High School Art Club, Busters Bar BBQ Sauce, Nip n Nitters, Central Florida Striders, and Geo Dev. The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club thanks all of those listed above and the 13 vendors who brought outstanding products that completed the festival. Larry Shoeman, President Avon Park Rotary Club If someone s hoots a person wearing a hoodie, could it be partially explained because it madet he person look like a menacing g angster? Apparently that continues to be thev iew of Fox News fading, mustac hioed news personality Geraldo Rivera, who is at it again. Rivera seems stuck i n defending racial profiling mode as he again calls hoodies provocative thug gear Riveras exercise in w ardrobe defining is not as it seems at first glance, although if it was true, hoodie manufacturers could simplify things: why notj ust print logos of targets on hoodiesbacks? R iveras first raised the hoodie-as-dangerous-cloth-i ng in battle cry in March, when he said on Fox News while talking about Florida Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmermanss hooting of teenager Trayvon Martin: I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martins death as GeorgeZ immerman. George Washington Law School Professor Jonathan Turley perfectly summarized the context on his blog: While the parents of Trayvon Martin are saying that he is wearing a hoodie in Heaven, Geraldo Rivera went on the air to denounce hoodies as evil garments causing the death of teenagers across the country Riveras comment sparked howls of protest, including from many fans. He tweeted that his own son wrote to him saying he was ashamed of his position, but Rivera insisted, I still feel parents must do what they can to keep their kids safe. After a virtual national furor, Rivera apologized to Martins parents directly on TV, expressing his deepest apologies, and saying he was only warning parents of minority children about certain clothing. Fair enough. But he recently seemingly issued a big Never mind! on laying his crusade to rest, pointing to 7-Eleven footage of Martin the night he was killed showing the hoodie-wearing teen. Aha, Rivera said, it showed he was wearing thug gear Its sad to have watched Riveras descent into racially divisive thinking. When I was a student at the Medill School of Journalism in 1972, Rivera was a Peabody Award winner, a young TV investigative journalist who professors and students considered a role model. He symbolized what many felt journalism should become. Over the years h e discarded serious journalistic branding and hosted the eleven year run of Geraldo, as yndicated TVtalk show that lowered t he bar for daytime talk and was labeled trash TVb y Time. Then he joined Fox News a s a sometime reporter and always news personality. His star declined greatly o ver the years and NOTdue to his age, but due to his own CHOICES. Actually, hoodies are to thug gear what Rivera is tos erious journalism and thoughtful commentary. Hoodies date back to Medieval Europe, starting as formal wear for monksa nd became popular in the U.S. in the 30s But, accordi ng to Rivera, they are thug gear. I ve been in schools all over the country where kids of all ages wear hoodies. So a first grader is dressed like a thug? Ive seen teachers inh oodies. At a rest stop near in Oregon several 30ish white adults men and women wore them. So if little Joe G andelman, who lives in California and was bar mitzvahed in Connecticut, and whose teenage years are ancient history, is wearing a hoodie at night and is shot, it was because he was wearing thug gear? Should we assume all these kids in schools and all these adults who wear hoodies are wearing thug wear because gang members wear them, too? Should we assume anyone who has a moustache is silly and sensationalistic because Rivera wears one, too? Rivera contends a black or Latino young person walking at night wearing thug gear is, in effect, asking for it, due to perceptions rooted in racism and media. So these now become a justification or mitigating factor to ending someones life? Or if that does occur is someone who physically acts due to perceptions committing a hate crime? I have a wardrobe suggestion for Geraldo Rivera: a nice, big roll of duct tape that he should put over his racial-profiling-enabling mouth. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He has appeared on cable news show political panels and is Editorin-Chief of The Moderate Voice. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Are hoodies thug gear? Guest Column Joe Gandelman We not only welcome public debate and protest, we think both are essential to a healthy democracy. Even so, this election season is a lready harsh, crude and mean-spirited as far from a thoughtful conversation as it is possible to get. W eve discussed this sad state among ourselves here in the newsroom on many occasions, trying to figure whyt here is so much division and intolerance. W e wish we had an answer. Certainly we are living through times of change on monumental proportions. Technology and information amongo nly two major forces have altered our perceptions and abilities forever. There is no going back to a life before the Internet or Facebook, or a world where people stayed home. T hen theres the current economic condition for whatever reasons, we in the middle class are having to do with less while being asked to carry more. No wonder so many of us are stressed t o the point of passionate anger. Then the other day something more positive occurred to us if a personh as the time to create a poster, drive to a protest site and stand for hours yelling at cars while waving that poster, thent hat person has the time to volunteer and make a positive difference. A s important as voicing ones opinion is, it is just as important, maybe even more important, to help make things b etter. Talk is cheap. For example, we cry about our schools. Over and over again, we rant about how terrible they are and how teachers are the personification of evil and sloth. Think again. Teaching is a collaborative act, one that takes years and many hands. Instead of spouting gloom and doom, why not get into a classroom and take action. Do something. S chools not exciting? Volunteer anywhere there is need the food reservoir or a church pantry, a hospice, a hospital, a chamber of commerce, a city advisory board or a neighborhood watch. Y es, it is important to say what we think. H eroes, however, are the ones who make a difference, one person at a time. Talk is cheap. Do something As we hope everyone knows by now the News-Sun is passionate about freedom of speech and citizen engagement.

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C M Y K DAVID BOYD David Thomas Boyd, 68, died on May 22, 2012 ath is home in Sebring, Fla. He was born on March 3, 1944, in St. Joseph, Mo., and moved to Lake Placid, Fla. with hisf amily in 1948. David retired after 20 years from the United States Air Force in 1982 and served in the Vietnam War. He was am ember of the American Legion Placid Post 25 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2259 and was of the Christian faith. M r. Boyd is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Jones and Angeline (Wilson)B oyd, and his brother, Earl Jones EJ Boyd. He is survived by his loving daugh-t ers, Kathy Clements and Deborah Griffis (Jeremy b oth of Sebring; his brother, Donald Boyd (Shirley Lake Placid; three grandchil-d ren, Cameron Clements, Amanda Griffis and Kane G riffis; and dear friends, Doug Tuck and Gloria Emigh. Dad, we loved you so much and will miss you! A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, M ay 25, 2012 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., LakeP lacid. Agraveside service and inurnment will be held 1 0 a.m. Saturday June 2, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Military Honors by the V FWPost 4300 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations in Davids name can be made to the American Cancer Society, FloridaD ivision, 3709 W. Jetton Avenue Tampa, FL336295146. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribute of David can be seen byv isiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Cremation a rrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home,L ake Placid, 465-4134. MARYBROWN Mary Frances Earhart Brown, age 92, diedT uesday, May 22 at Hope Hospice in Sebring. Mrs. Brown, twice married, is survived by her husband, Dr. Frederick J. Brown, Jr. Her f irst husband, Dr. Quentin L. Earhart, died in 1981. She is also survived by her son, Robert Allan Earhart, and his wife Kelley, of Columbus, Ga. Her daughter, Barbara Earhart Sheehan, predeceased her in 1999. Mrs. Brown leaves two stepsons, Eric Hastings Brown and his wife Debra, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Richard Parker Brown and his wife Kimberly of Frederick, Maryland. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Tracey Sheehan of Homestead, Fla., John Sheehan IVof Haddon Township, N.J., Robert Earhart Jr., and Sean Earharto f Columbus, Erica Brown of East Norriton, Pa., and Inga Brown of Mt. Pleasant. She also leaves a greatgrandson, John M. SheehanV and a great-granddaughter, Natalie Ryan Sheehan, also of New Jersey. Born in Bridgewater, Va., Mrs. Brown was the daugh-t er of the late Rev. Frank E. Williar and his wife Marian Finkbine Williar. One of seven children, she had three brothers, Frank, Oscar andR obert, of whom Robert survives. Of her three sisters, Rosalie, Sylvia and Rebecca,o nly Rebecca survives. Mrs. Brown graduated from Western MarylandC ollege in Westminster, Md., and earned graduate degrees a t the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Md. She taught music in theB altimore County and Frederick County, Md. p ublicschools. She conducted an ambitious program of musical presentations, and her choruses won awards for their outstanding perform-a nces. In addition, she was organist at churches in W estminster, Md., and a choir member of the Chancel Choir of Grace UnitedM ethodist Church, Baltimore, where the choir at t hat time included James Morris, now with the Metropolitan Opera in New Y ork. She treasured the notes she received from former students who called her their best teacher ever, and that she was their inspirationt o go into music education, too. Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. She wasa lso a member of Frederick Chapter 79, Order of the E astern Star, the Maryland Retired TeachersA ssociation, the Frederick County, Md., Retired School Personnel Association, the Society of Virginia Women of Maryland, the Sebringc hapter of the American Association of University Women, and Highlands County Inner Wheel. Adevoted wife and mothe r, Mrs. Brown greatly enjoyed entertaining family and friends in her home, where she delighted in preparing varied foods for parties and dinners. She especially enjoyed family holiday dinners when the children and the grandchildren of the blended families gathered around her table. She also greatly enjoyed her flower gardens in Maryland and in Florida. Mary Frances appreciated good music, and she liked to play her piano and lead singing at her parties. She also supported the concert series at South Florida Community College. She enjoyed people, and she leaves behind numerous friends to whom she was devoted. She maintained a positive manner and outlook and found and nurtured theg ood in everyone she met. She was a person of strong faith, which she attributed to the influence of her parents. Her own strong faith allowedh er freedom from daily worries, and she often expressed her belief that persons with faith need not fret over small things. She rejected negativet hinking and thinkers. Aformidable collector, she enjoyed American and English antiques, Oriental rugs, and water colors byG inny Earhart Hancock of Charleston, S.C. She particularly liked to read recipeb ooks, which in later years became party gifts for her friends when her collectiont hreatened to overwhelm available space. Many of her t reasures were travel souvenirs. She and her husband Fred loved to travel, and hadv isited all the continents except Antarctica. They part icularly enjoyed cruising the Mediterranean Sea as well as the North Sea, Baltic Sea, the South Pacific, and almost yearly the Caribbean.H er special pleasure was their annual stay in Maine, w here they frequented a beautifully sited cabin overlooking Frenchman Bayt oward Mt. Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain. A memorial service will be held at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Sebring o n Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Aservice in Frederick, Md., will be held at a future date. Kindly omit flowers in favor of memorial contribu-t ions to the charity of ones choice. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, FL. www.morrisfuneralchapel.co m. PRIMITIVO REYES P rimitivo Toledo Reyes, age 91, passed away onT uesday, May 22, 2012 in Lake Placid, Fla. He was born in Bacoor, Philippines on Nov. 11, 1920 to Alfonso and Eduvigis (Toledo)R eyes. He was an accountant, a member of Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, an alumni of the Philippine Union College,a nd was a lay pastor and later served as the treasurer of the Philippine Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist church. He was a resident of Highlands County since 1989 coming from Silver Springs, Md. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Eleanor Reyes of Lake Placid, Fla.; son, Elmore Reyes (Noemi of Boca Raton, Fla.; daughters, Leticia Riordan (AndrewAmbler, Pa., Lynn Reyes (Glen Bayaca of Silver Springs, Md., Veronica Achacoso (EdgardoVirginia Beach, Va., and Minda Gonzalez of Philippines; brother, Ernesto Talay, and sister, Elisea Napod, both of the Philippines; seven grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dionesia Reyes, and his son, Eduardo Reyes. V isitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, from 6-8 p .m. Afuneral service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Avon ParkS eventh Day Adventist Church with visitation at 2 p.m. and services at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Bolingo fficiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, FL M ARYELLEN WARD Mary Ellen Heitsch Ward, age 96, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at her home in Avon Park, Fla. Mrs. Ward was born in Pontiac, Mich., on June 24, 1 915 to Robert D. and Gladys (Hodgson She is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Tom) Barber and Marcia Ward (Rodney Anderson); and her son, Rob Ward, all of Avon Park; brothers, Charles W. (Leona Mo., and Lawrence D. (Elaine Birmingham, Mich.; grand-c hildren, Eric Barber of Plant City, Fla., Doug Barber o f Orlando, Fla., Elizabeth (MikeAbell of Sebring, F la., Patrick (Jennifer Barber of Lexington, Tenn., K atie (Neil Cranberry Township, Pa., Robert (Jaime Venice, Fla., Kelly (Heath Seeber of Lakeland, Fla., Jody Anderson of Avon Park, Fla., and Morgan Andersono f St. Petersburg, Fla.; as well as six great-grandchildren, Gavin Abell, Lawsen Seeber, Gage and Logan Barber, Zoey Barnett and A ddison Barber. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, G. Franklyn Ward; her parents; a sister, Chloe Sargent; and three brothers, Robert, James and Richard Heitsch. Mrs. Ward graduated from t he University of Michigan in 1939 with a masters degree in Public Administration, went tow ork for the Tennessee Valley Authority and later Hillsborough County during which time she became thef irst female to gain membership in the American City Planners Association. She and her late husband, Franklyn, moved to Avon Park in 1948. After the birth of their son, they founded Ridge Area Association for Retarded Citizens in 1957. Mrs. Ward spearheaded the fund raising efforts to build Ridge Area Day School in 1960, organized the Highlands County Special Olympics a few years later, and eventually established the first of several group homes for the developmen-t ally disabled in the Heartland area. She was an o utstanding advocate for people with disabilities for o ver 50 years, serving on the local, state, regional and n ational Associations for Retarded Citiezens, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, the State Infant S creening Advisory Counci l, the GovernorsAdvocacy Committee and the FloridaP revention and Health Committee. During this same time, she served on th e Highlands County Planning and Zoning Board, the S outhwest Florida Regiona l Planning Council, the South F lorida Community College Foundation, sponsored the SFCC Cultural Series from its beginning and served as a vestry member in the E piscopal Church. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim M cConnell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial con tributions be made to either Camp Wingmann, 3404 Wingmann Road., Avon Park, FL33825 or Ridge Area Arc Foundation, 120 W College Drive, Avon Park, FL33825. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 8 8 0 0 MARTIAL ARTS (pp 5/23-30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; may ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 6 6 4 4 5 5 OB ITUARIES Brown sacrifice for our country. I have never sacrificed anything. Over the past decade, thousands of brave men and women, including many buried in Section 60, have risked everything to ensure we live in a safer world than the one that seethed with hatred and fear on Sept. 11, 2001. After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on a previous generations day of infamy, Nov. 22, 1963, an eternal flame was lit at his Arlington National Cemetery resting place. A short walk away is Section 60, where a new greatest generation has ensured that freedoms candle will always flicker. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Section 60 a resting place for heroes Police: Cab driver shot passenger in self-defenseTITUSVILLE (AP Police say a Titusville cab driver likely wont be charged with fatally shooting a passenger. Authorities did not identify the driver, who they say shot 19-year-old Marize Simone Brooks in self-defense early Wednesday. Brooks had asked the driver to take him to an isolated location, where they began discussing the fare. Police say Brooks shot the driver in the back of the head. But the driver returned fire, killing Brooks. According to police, the driver staggered out of the cab and called for help. He was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition. In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K The minimum level for L ake Jackson is currently set at 102.4 feet and the lake is currently at 97.63 feet. L ake level measurements are reported in feet and refere nce mean sea level (MSL For example,a lake level of 35.50 feet is 35.5 feet above m ean sea level. Level measurement reference systems have been developed using vast elevation (level) data networks,such as NGVD( National Geodetic Vertical Datum) and are used to ensure the accuracy and representative quality of level measurements throughoutF lorida and the world. e are trying to stop any h arm from over-pumping or withdraws,Kolasa said. D r. Gary Williams,senior scientist with SWFWMD, explained that in 1970,a canal was built between Little Lake Jackson and LakeJ osephine to deter flooding brought on by Hurricane Donna in 1969. The canal transfers 900,000 gallons per day,butt he most significant impact on Lake Jackson is due to lower-than-normal rain falls, according to Williams and Kolasa. Ground water usage is actually falling based on historical data,due to the decrease in agricultural acreage. Residential usage has basically remained consistent over the past 10 years, Williams said. After 1970,we have been b elow the average for rainf all. That makes it hard to determine the impact of the canal,Williams said. Average rainfall from 1970 up to April of 2012 is four to six inches lower that 1915 through 1969 levels. Rainfall deficit from 20061 1 is 46 inches,according to W illiams. It would cost $1.6 million t o build an additional struct ure between Lake Jackson a nd Lake Josephine to slow t he seepage,Williams said. The effect would only be an et gain of two inches. Two m ore structures runs about $3.2 million with a net gain of three to five inches,he added. The cost of the these structures are not insignifi-c ant. The addition of additional water control struct ures do not justify the additional cost,Williams said. Williams also noted that filling the canal would not net significant increases,e ither. If you could fill the canal b ack in,in my opinion,you w ould still have low lake levels. We are in a drought cycle,Williams said. Reducing seepage is one of the only tools we have inr aising lake levels. We were hoping for about a foot of increase,but the data does not pan out that way, Williams said. e all have the same problem. The only thing that could really solve it is rainfall,said Board Chairman Jack Richie. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012Page 7A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, main 90456 liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 9 9 0 0 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 5/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A great white heron walks along the shoreline Thursday morning, while two dogs and their owner cool off in the shallow waters at Lake Jackson in Sebring. Lake Jacksons main problem is lack of rain, commission told After 1970, we have been below the a verage for rainfall. That makes it hard to determine the impact of the canal.DR.GARYWILLIAMS S WFWMD Associated PressMIAMI Federal forecasters predict there will be about nine to 15 stormsd uring this years Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released itsi nitial outlook Thursday for the six-month storm season that officially begins June 1. The season got an early start when Tropical StormA lberto formed last Saturday off South C arolinas coast. The agency predicts that this years total will include four to eight hurricanes. One to three of those could become major hurricanes. T his season marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrescatastrophic landfall in South Florida as a Category 5s torm. Last year marked the sixth consecutive year without the U.S. landfall ofa major hurricane,which are classified as Category 3s torms with sustained winds of 111 mph or highe r. Forecasters: 9 to 15 storms this hurricane season TALLAHASSEE (AP Fewer third graders have passed the tougher new Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests reading and math exams,just as predicted. Results released Thursday show that 56 percent are reading and 58 percent are doing math at or above level three on a one-to-five scale. Third graders,though, need only score at level two or above on the reading exam to be promoted. Only 18 percent,or nearly 36,500 students,didnt make it. Students last year took the FCAT 2.0 for the first time, but scores then were based ona previous grading system. As a result,72 percent passed the reading test and 78 percent passed the math exam. The 2011 tests now have been rescored using the new grading system,and the results are nearly the same as this year. 3rd graders score lower on FCAT, as predicted

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C M Y K b eans,coleslaw,roll,tea and cookie. All proceeds will go to the APHS Football team. Pick up your dinners between 4:30-7 p.m. behindJ oe Franza Stadium. The price for the dinner is $8. Avon Park,Sebring and Lake Placid will meet in a football spring jamboree after theb arbecue at 7 p.m. at Joe Franza Stadium. Avon Parks fifth annual Oktoberfest seeks sponsorsAVON PARK On Saturday,Oct. 13 the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Main Street District will host the fifth annual Oktoberfest,a community event that attracts more than 4,000 residents and visitors to Avon Parks Mile Long Mall on Main Street. This premier one-day festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will ignite the Main Street area with excitement and Germanthemed festivities,includinga beer garden,car show,live entertainment and kids activities. In addition,food and snack vendors will also beo n site. The Avon Park Chamber o f Commerce is seeking vendor applications and spons ors for this festive event. Vendors spaces range in price from $20-$60. Sponsorships range in price from $200 to $2,000. F or more information about Oktoberfest,a vendor a pplication and/or sponsorship package,contact the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce at 453-3350.Gary Daniels will have karaoke at AMVETSSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 at 623 U.S. 27 South will have karaoke with Gary Daniels from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. Pizza will be on sale.Troop 847 holds stroganoff dinnerSEBRING Troop 847 will be having a stroganoff dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church,3214 Grand Prix Drive,just behind Walmart. Tickets are $7 and can be bought in advance or at the door. Contact D.R. Walker at 214-9567 for more information. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012www.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 5/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 5 5 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 5/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 when the millage rate was l owered in response to the increasing poverty. Sebring lowered its millage from 106 mils to 79,ande ven then,many tax payers were behind in their payments. According floridamemor y.com,beginning in the 1930s,26 percent of the states population was dependent on some form of r elief. City utility customers were behind on their bills, too revenue that was am ain source of cash flow for t he city. Of all these challenges, the one that hung heaviest was the debt to bond holders. C ity Attorney M. R. McDonald,backed by cityl eaders,came up with a plan to shrink Sebring by redrawing its borders to those described in the 1915 char-t er. This was done by going to t he Circuit Court and having the Charter of 1929 w hich comprised a far larger area declared null and void. The move succeeded because the state supremec ourt had already ruled a m unicipality could not annex territory to its limits by ordinance when it had a specialc harter from the legislature defining its limits. That meant areas annexed into the city following 1915w ould no longer be a part of Sebring. As a result,ofc ourse,the city lost significant tax revenue and population,which was the purpose. B y returning to 1915 city limits Sebring was left with only slightly more than $1.4 million worth of taxable property and a population off ewer than 900. This meant,McDonald was quoted in the Sebring American as saying,that payment of the bonds wouldp rove an unjust and unreasonable burden ... (which would be confiscatory and a violation of state and federal constitutions ... Investors had long been a ngry and restless. They wanted their principal and i nterest paid in full immediately a bond matured. When the city argued that c ertain bonds would now be void because the money was s pent on projects no longer inside Sebring,investors singly and in groups began filing what became a string of lawsuits that con-t inued throughout the decade. D efending the citys course of action McDonald said,Bond holders weret rying to force an exorbitant tax levy to pay all bonds. T he city decided to use every available defense to defeat that purpose. T he courts,however, found in favor of the investors. On the other hand, t he city had no money. Negotiations among the v arious parties began, including a self-formed committee of 18 citizens known as the Sebring Citizens Information Committee. Ap ayment compromise was finally reached. The city set 2 0 mills of city tax aside to pay off the debt,and investors would be paid on af irst-come,first-served basis. In the meantime the city s et out to not only balance the budget,but to also budget the balance.City salariesa cross the board were cut. The city attorney,for example,went from a salary of $ 200 a month to $150,and the police chief from $150 to $ 135 a month. After a decade of hard, hard times,in 1939 the Sebring Americanreported there were gleams of eco-n omic light Highlands County was ranked fifth in c attle production in the state and a bank had finally opened in Sebring. E ver the optimists,Florida boosters were back to e xtolling the future. Harold Colee,president of the Florida State Chamber ofC ommerce said,First,while Florida regrets the conflagration,the present European w ar will keep at least $500 million worth of American t ouristsmoney from going abroad this year ... 1939-40 is slated to be the greatest,if not the greatest,winter season the state of Florida hase ver hoped to enjoy. Continued from page 1A 1930s were tough times in Sebring Courtesy of the Sebring Historical Society William Byrd Crawford served as Sebring mayor from 1928 to 1935. Little is known of him except that he had a s uccessful auto dealership, was married with a family, and had served in the Army during the Spanish American and F irst World War. This article appeared in the Sebring A merican during his first run for office. Sunday is to draw closer to the Lord,says Debbie Lees,co-coordinator of thee vent and Youth For Christ volunteer. Lees works alongside a group of 25 prayer warriorswho are the core oft his and previous events. The group continues to provide opportunities for the community to share the word of God and bring oth-e rs to Christ through their efforts and faith. e are not really about n umbers,we are about our hearts,said Lees. We pray for a big number and ab ig turnout Sunday,but we are happy with those that d o show up. The Global Day of Prayer coordinatorsr eached out to their network of 20 local churches f or the event as well as the daily prayer vigils leading up to Sunday. s exciting that we are all coming together,Leess aid. The event will be a comb ined effort from numerous local churches and organizations. Youth for Christa nd Highlands Prayer Fellowship Ministers are t he main organizations behind the event. YFC serves as neutral ground f or all churches involved in the community,each church focusing on bringing the youth closer to Christ. Wings of Faith (Sebring Crossroads Fellowship (Sebringds Community Church (AvonP ark) are the three churches currently set to provide music,prayer and worship during the event. ings of Faith Praise a nd Worship will provide special music,they are fantastic. Crossroads Fellowship and Crossroads Community will also pro-v ide prayer leadership. We will have shofars provided by Candi Garcia,Leess aid. Two final prayer vigils will take place Friday andS aturday before the event Sunday.Wings of Faith ( 4348 Schumacher Road) will host a prayer vigil Friday morning from 9:30-1 1 a.m. and Crossroads (605 State Road 66 h ost Saturday evening from 7-8 p.m. All -are welcome to attend the vigils and Global Day of Prayer. Lawn chair,b lankets,umbrellas are welcome on the downtown C ircle for the event. Prayer will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Sunday. F or more information regarding the Global Day of P rayer event call Pastor George Ridenour (Regional Director of Florida Men of I ntegrity) at 381-3570. The next Community Wide Prayer Vigil will be held on Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. Continued from page 1A C ontinued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Prayer event planned Sunday News-SunAVON PARK Lincoln Garden Cemetery President Shirley Johnson invites everyone to join the Avon Park High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Corps in a tribute to veterans at the memorial garden,3:30 p.m. Friday,May 25. APHSs JROTC received its second straight Distinguished Unit with Merit Award on May 2. That means the unit earned an overall score of exceeds expectationsduring their assessment this spring. Come out to honor the past and the future. The cemetery is in Cummins Avenue. APHS JROTC to honor vets NEWS-SUN 385-6155

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000913GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s vs.J USTIN T. GLENN, et al., Defendant(s DIVISION NO. Section. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 4th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000913GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JUSTIN T. GLENN and BETH A. GLENN are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6, LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARL Y DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 06'25'' EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 264.94 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 122.13 TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 60 DEGREES 41'02'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 25 DEGREES 43'15'' WEST) A ARC DISTANCE OF 63.55 FEET; THENCE NORTH 16 DEGREES 47'45'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 222.38 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45'4.0'' EAST AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 76.30 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6, LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-M ENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ALBRITTON ROAD INTERSECTS THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01'17'' WEST AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 353.46 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 415.81 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH; THENCE CONTINUE IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 40'47'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 21.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST; THENCE IN A EASTERLY, NORTHERLY THEN WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE OT THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 279 DEGREES 21'34'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 292.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH; THENCE CONTINUE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT; (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 40'47'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 21.68 FEET TO THE PINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 415.74 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10'17'' EAST AND ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 990 N DEER LAKE RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 7th day of May, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09001569GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DANA A. COLETTI, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 09001569GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 AM on the 6th day of June, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 49, BLOCK 4, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny 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 this 11th day of May, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09000428GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA; BANK ONE FINANCIAL SERVICE, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 5th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 19, BLOCK 22, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 9th day of May, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09000272GCS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE A LT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, vs. J OSHUA IMPERIO; LINDY IMPERIO; SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et. al. Defendant. N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 8, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09000272GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, is the Plaintiff and JOSHUA IMPERIO; LINDY IMPERIO; SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on June 5, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 107, SUN N' LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 8, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 5815 SAN JUAN DR., 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 this 9th day of May, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Dated this 9th day of May, 2012. Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 your receipt of this (describe notice hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. May 18, 25, 2012N otice of Public Availability S tatement of Basis E nvironmental Restoration Program Site WP-44 A von Park Air Force Range A von Park, Florida T he corrective action proposed by the Air Force consists of three major activities: Removal of contaminated soil above r esidential levels 2) Monitored natural attenuation of groundwater plumes 3 ) Institutional Controls to prevent residential development and use of groundwater A lthough the Air Force is proposing a corrective action for Site WP-44, a final decision has not been made. Public input on the proposed corrective action is an important c ontribution to the decision-making process. All c omments received will be reviewed a nd considered. Public Review Period May 25, 2012 through J uly 2012 T he Statement of Basis is available at the Avon Park Air Force Range Headquarters, Building 29 F or further information contact: Tish Matty A ir Force Environmental Restoration Program 6 CES/CEVR 7 621 Hillsborough Loop Drive, Bldg 30 M acDill AFB, FL 33621 (813 P atricia.Matty@us.af.mil Please submit written comments to: John Winters F lorida Dept. of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4535 T allahassee, FL 32399-2400 850-245-8999 J ohn.Winters@dep.state.fl.us M ay 25, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000460GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-13 Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS FORT; ALLIE L. FORT; HIGLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000460GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-13 is Plaintiff and THOMAS FORT; ALLIE L. FORT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 8 OF A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF LAKE BLUE ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.A 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 this 13th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863 ceipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). May 25; June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001182AOOOXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JORGE F. PEREZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE F. PEREZ; UNKNOWN TENANT(S OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001182AOOOXX of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JORGE F. PEREZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE F. PEREZ and UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 23, OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance r 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 9th day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-148 IN RE: ESTATE OF SARAH J. NAPIER Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SARAH J. NAPIER, deceased, whose date of death was February 19, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. T he date of first publication of this Notice is May 18, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Latisha Evans 18951 SW 51 Manor S outhwest Ranches, Florida 33332 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Dan P. Heller DAN P. HELLER, Esq. Attorney for LATISHA EVANS Florida Bar Number: 472220 HELLER WALDMAN, P.L. 3250 Mary Street Suite 102 Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Telephone: (305 Fax: (305 E-Mail: dheller@hellerwaldman.com May 18, 25, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-185 IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD J. UTZINGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard J. Utzinger, deceased, whose date of death was December 21, 2011, and whose social security number is 391-28-3124, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 25, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael R. Utzinger 1004 Duke St. Rice Lake, WI 54868 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Keith Wadsworth E-Mail Address: kwadsworth@petersonmyers.com Florida Bar No. 049440 Peterson & Myers, P.A. 100 W. Stuart Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33853 Telephone: 863-676-7611 May 25; June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-199 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIAN E. BOLTZ, a/k/a MARION E. BOLTZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARIAN E. B OLTZ a/k/a MARION E. BOLTZ, deceased, whose date of death was May 8, 2012, and whose social security number is 189-18-6425, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE O F A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 18, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia Ann Gates P.O. Box 113 Schertz, TX 78154 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 May 18, 25, 2012 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the a d must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2 000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com 863-314-9876 D EADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday S unday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday A ll fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept o nly standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedADJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 314-9876. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09001838GCS SEC.: Civil BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. SARAH E. GAGNON; JOSEPH GAGNON A/K/A JOSEPH R. GAGNON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 09001838GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 6th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10376 AND LOT 10377, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 32, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 or (800Florida Relay Service 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 of service that you believe will enIN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000369 Division Civil BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. PHILLIP D. CRAM, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHILLIP D. CRAM, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 10, BLOCK 15, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION P, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 301 FLAMINGO ST., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on June 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 7th day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON JUNE 18, 2012, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Sarah Deweese 360 Lucito Joseph 227 Lorimar Cuencas 207 Craig Overholt 131 Lela Davis 116 Juanita Jervier 109 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. May 25; June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 12-238 ROGER VANHAITSMA as Trustee of The Roger VanHaitsma Trust Dated December 29, 1984, Plaintiff Vs KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS, ANTONIA VASSILAKOPOULOS, his or her unknown spouse, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described, and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK, Defendants N OTICE OF ACTION TO: KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS, address unknown, ANTONIA VASSILAKOPOULOS, address unknown, his or her unknown spouse, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: C043428-16034100060 Lot 6, Block 341, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, 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 THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before June 1, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately t hereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (SEAL ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6566 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. I hearing impaired (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.'' May 11, 18, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012Page 11A 1994 E150FORD CUSTOM VAN Half Back. All NEW tires, battery, radiator & many other parts. Cold A/C. Drive needs transmission adjustment. Asking $2800. Call 863-465-7278 9450Automotive for SaleSUZUKI QUADSPORT250 4 Wheeler. 2006. Like New. Excel cond. $2500. 863-471-2776 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE 1 Boy & 3 girls, had their vaccines. 2 black & white and 2 brindle. $300. Home number 863-382-3808 or Cell 863-446-4218.NOTICEF lorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING **TOTAL HOUSEHOLD** 1430 Thompson Ave. Thurs/Fri/ Sat May 24/25/26, 8am 2pm. Bdrms Lvgrm FL rm Furn, Kitchen sm. appls, cookware, dishes, glassware. Lamps, linens, wall decor. Mns/wms clothing, Lots of hand/lawn/elec tools, lawn mower. Golf clubs, Sm Elec Organ w/ lots of sheet music. Misc items too numerous to list. All Must Go! LAKE PLACIDSat. Sun. 9 6pm. 748 Placid Lakes Blvd. Estate Sale! Entire House Furn., elec., dishes, misc. Everything must go! LAKE PLACIDHUGE SALE!! 104 Club Rd. NW (off Placid Lakes Blvd. 5/25 8am 1pm & Sat 5/26 8am Noon. Lots Of Household Items! AVON PARKSat. Only! 8 ?. 1301 N. Central Ave. 2 Family Sale! Near Lake Isis. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LADDER -Large 12 foot. wooden. Excellent condition. $65. 863-699-1911 HANDICAPPED -Stainless steel Trapeze triangle "hoist", includes floor stand. $45. 863-699-1911 7310Bargain BuysOCTAGON TABLE/ GLASS TOP / Pewter Base with 4 Padded Swivel Chairs on Rollers. $350. 863385-6214 7180FurnitureREMODELING SALE!DISHWASHER 3 yrs. old Kenmore, Ultra Wash Quiet Guard Deluxe. Like New! $175 Call 863-471-3257 7040Appliances 7000 M erchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750C ommercial Rental SEBRING COUNTRYESTATES 2/2/1 Screen Porch. A Modern Home w/new tile. Low electric bills. Appliances Incl. No pets or smoke. $725/mo. + deposit. 1 year lease. Call 863-381-3990 SEBRING -502 W Fairview Rd Spacious 3BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, Lg. Screened Porch, C/H/A. Very Nice & Clean / Great Location! No Pets. Rent Negotiable Includes Lawn Care. 863-465-9100 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. RENTED!!!! 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $600/mo. + $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250F urnished Houses SEBRING Free Cable Large / Very Clean 1BR, 1BA. New paint, Tile floors, Mini blinds. Quiet / Safe No last Mo. (1st Mo. $300 + security Reduced Rent. 863-385-1999 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, bldg. 5 yrs. new. 3113 Medical Way $595 Monthly. 8 63-446-1822 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 S EBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $395/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR & 2BR Apartments. Clean & Quiet Setting. C all 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKES/ Studio Apartment. Kitchenette, Fully Furn., W/D avail., Golf Course. 2 People Maxim. Monthly or Yearly. $425. incl. all utilities & cable. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150F urnishedApartments SEBRING -Duplex / Cute 2BR / 1BA, Fenced Yard, New Energy Efficient A/C, Tile Floors, Indoor Laundry. Most Pets OK! $550 + $300 Security. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 PLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Nicely Furnished / Immaculate, C/H/A, near Golf & Fishing. Monthly/yearly. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entals55 +PARK Rent with option to buy. Many Mobiles to choose from. 2 BR, 1BA, Nice Fully furnished in Oakridge M.H.P $525 Mo. W/S/G, pickup & lawn care included. Call 863-385-1754 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050M obile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile Homes2 LOTSat Lakeview Memorial Gardens, located in Mathew area, at front of the Gardens. Asking $1900 ea. or both for $3600. Contact Juanita 864-497-2234 or Jenner 864-494-9126 4280C emetery LotsINCREDIBLE HISTORICALRENTAL Property off Circle, around the corner from Lake Jackson. All Contents, Oil Paintings, Antiques & Good China. Everything included. 2 Buildings & 1 Sm. House. Private entrance. For info., Call 863-385-1806 4200Income &Investment Prop. 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com SEBRING LARGESENIOR APARTMENT COMMUNITY SEEKING Apartment Manager. Duties incl: Marketing, Budgeting and Consumer Service, Strong Computer skills a must. Send Resume to: lpaolo@wrhrealty.com EOE SEACOAST SUPPLY Class B CDL driver to deliver building materials. Call 863-382-4566. DFW/EOE ROOFERS NEEDED.Must have valid drivers license. Experience a plus, but not necessary. Full time position. Salary will depend on experience. Applications are available at 44 Commercial Blvd., Lake Placid. LAKE PLACIDOffice/Receptionist needed for Lake Placid Podiatry office. Pleasant personality and good computer skills required. POSITION FILLED! DIALYSIS EQUIPMENTTechnician need for an in-center dialysis clinic. Will consider training someone with a background in electronics and h ydraulics. Fax Resume to 863-382-9242 Attn: Clark CLERICAL /SECRETARY For Real Estate. Part Time 10-15 hours weekly at $10 per hour. Send resume to Box 115, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentFOUND 2LABRADOR DOGS. Male & Female. Sebring, Sun in Lakes. Call 863-382-8952 1200Lost & Found SLIM, ATTRACTIVE,BRUNETTE, 45. Seeks Marriage Minded Man, 45-60. Must have good values. Call 954-330-9475 OUTGOING LADY(50 blonde hair, brown eyes, likes dining out, movies, boating, fishing and companionship. Wants to meet gentleman (55-70 Send photo & phone no., with brief info about yourself. Lonely In Sebring, P.O. Box 7996, Sebring, Fl 33872 1150P ersonals 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-000921-GCS REGIONS BANK Plaintiff, vs. LARA GROUP, LLC., A-1 MACHINERY CORP., JULIO LARA, MELISSA LARA, CNH CAPITAL AMERICA, LLC., US BANCORP, TEREX CONSTRUCTION AMERICAS, A DIVISION OF TEREX CORPORATION., UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LARA GROUP, LLC OR A-1 MACHINERY CORP. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on May 16, 2012, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at public sale in the Jury Assembly Room, in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of June, 2012 the following described property, situated in Highlands County, Florida, as set forth in the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure: LEGAL DESCRIPTION Commence at the Southwest (SW Section 34, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida; thence run North 0 degrees 12'30'' East along the Westerly line of said Section 34 for a distance of 1684.35 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 12'30'' East along the last described course for a distance of 274.00 feet to a point; thence run North 86 degrees 11'40'' East for a distance of 294.17 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 27; thence run Southeasterly along said Westerly right-of-way line, along a circular curve to the left having for its elements a radius of 8662.37 feet, a central angle of 1 degree 13'17'' for an arc distance of 230.02 feet to the point of line for a distance of 78.05 feet to a point; thence run North 89 degrees 57' 30'' West parallel to the South line of said Section 3 4 for a distance of 387.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. a/k/a 2400 US Highway 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. CASE NO.: 11-000921-GCS C ERTIFICATE OF TITLE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 16, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Clerk of Highlands County May 25; June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-103 MARIA M. AYALA, Petitioner; and, VINCENTE AGUIRRE, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Vincente Aguirre YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Maria M. Ayala, Petitioner, 1857 N. Homeric Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before June 22, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: May 16, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ As Deputy Clerk May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/06/2012, 09:00 am at 280 S Avon Way, Avon Park, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1P3ES46C2YD627294 2000 PLYMOUTH May 25, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12-51-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARK WORRELL, ROBIN WORRELL, THE BLUFFS ON RED BEACH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, RED BEACH LAKE, LLLP, a Florida limited partnership, LAKE JUNE POINTE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, and THE GROVE ON LAKE FRANCIS PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure, and for T emporary Abatement of Deficiency Litigation'' (the "Final Judgment'' above-styled action on May 8, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as on the attached Exh ibit ``A'', at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on June 7, 2012, 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. EXHIBIT ``A'' Lots 33, 34, and 35, The Grove on Lake Francis, according to the Plat thereof, recorded Plat Book 16, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 3033 Jack Creek Drive, lake Placid, Florida 33852, 3037 Jack Creek Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, and 3041 Jack Creek Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Lots 7, 8 and 9, The Bluffs of Red Beach Lake, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 74, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 7366 Red Beach Court, Sebring, Florida 33870, 7362 Red Beach Court, Sebring, Florida 33870, 7358 Red Beach Court, Sebring, Florida 33870. AND Lot 18, Block 3, LAKE JUNE POINTE, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 34, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 798 Sunset Pointe Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court H ighlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000441GCS DIVISION NO. Section. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERT IFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15 Plaintiff(s vs. BRYAN JOHNSON, et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000441GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15 is the Plaintiff and BRYAN JOHNSON are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK ``D'', TULANE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 512 W LACY STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012 able you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 8TH DAY OF MARCH, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA May 18, 25, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure is correct. S ometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens t o you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, pleasec all us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-195 IN RE: ESTATE OF GENEVA POTTER a/k/a GENEVA G. POTTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Geneva Potter a/k/a Geneva G. Potter, deceased, whose date of death was January 25, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 M ONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER B ARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 25, 2012. Personal Representative: Gregory T. Elam 113 Brookview Drive Nicholasville, KY 40356 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com May 25; June 1, 2012 1 050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-11-000556 TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH ANGERS; UNKNOWN SPOSUE OF KENNETH ANGERS; and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 5th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County C ourthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 187, UNIT 11, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT T HEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indic ated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 9th day of May, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 18, 25, 2012Having 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! 314-9876 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00019818 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X3 AD # 00020125AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00019399 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00019398 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00019489

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C M Y K By LAUREN WELBORN N ews-Sun correspondentFresh off his year as a designated hitter for Daytona State College, Jesse Baker saw a solid season, with a .272 average, two home runsa nd 11 RBI in 22 games. This position, however, was not handed to him. Baker saw many successf ul seasons as a Sebring Blue Streak, yet faced the same d aunting task college athletes e verywhere must overcome impressing a new coach who has a full roster of other accomplished players. That meant Baker had to work that much harder in practice as well as taking on more hours on his own to climb his way up the ladder. Because of his persistence, Baker soon found his way into the starting lineup and was able to hold on to that spot as he continued to showcase his skills throughout the season. Being part of the starting lineup was victory in itself, but Baker also took pride in his position for other reasons. I enjoyed it a lot because not too many freshmen are put as the designated hitter he said. When the person in front of me on the depth chart wasnt producing and it was my time, I never let the opportunity slip. As a result, Baker saw a lot of improvement in his game; his .306 on base percentage resulted in bettering his instinct as a base runner and his overall mental game as well, helping the Falcons to a 21-16 overall record and third place in the Mid-Florida Conference standings. Baker knows the importance of not getting complacent and has been preparing himself for the next season accordingly. Im looking more to improve on my hitting of the off-speed pitches, he said. And Im moving to first base next year, so Im working on my fielding, speed and agility, along with my footwork When asked of how the high school to college transition treated him, Baker responded, Off the field it was easy because our coach made sure we were on top of our school work and I never really fell behind and got stressed. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, May 25, 2012 Page 3B Courtesy photo The Highlands Eagles descended upon Sebring Palms to celebrate Mothers Day as part of the organizations commitment and desire to give back to the community. Special to the News-SunSEBRING In youth sports it is often so easy to get caught up in getting equipment together, making sure you have your uniform, getting to practice and of course winning the game of football, that you have to stop and think about how you got to where you are today. Several key people within each youth sports organization work diligently behind the scenes to get ready for the upcoming season but the community around us is our best supporter and most important contributors. Working together towards a common goal and providing a youth program that fosters mentoring, teamwork and sportsmanship is crucial to the development of the young men and women of Highlands County. With the Eagles youth sports organization being established for only a little over a year in Highlands County, we attribute our successful first season to the community that has been very supportive of Highlands Youth Football & Cheer (HYFC o 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 12, in an effort to give back to the community, several players, cheerleaders, parents and coaches of the Highlands Eagles visited The Palms of Sebring retirement community in Sebring to hand out carnations to those special ladies that we call Mother, Grandmother or GreatGrandmother and give them Mothers Day wishes. This was the second year HYFC has celebrated Mothers Day with the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer celebrate Mothers Day See EAGLES, Page 3B Baker fancies the Falcon life Courtesy photo Former Blue Streak Jesse Baker worked his way into the starting line-up and had a solid s eason in his first year as a Daytona State Falcon. See BAKER, Page 4B When the person in front of me wasnt producing and it was my time, I never let the opportunity slip. JESSE BAKER Courtesy photo Lake Placid native Andrew Brown powered to four wins for the Highlands Hurricanes during Saturdays inaugural swim meet of the summer. B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Highlands Hurricanes swim team got the summer season underway as it competed in Wauchula this past Saturday, May 19. Joining the Hurricanes in the day-long competition were the Lake PlacidA quatics and the Hardee S wim Association, totaling 93 swimmers in all, ranging in age from 5-19. Hardee took the overall win, tallying 749 points, with Lake Placid second at 732 and the Hurricanes third with 699 in an obviously close day of racing. And as with any team event, many great individual efforts were seen as six Canes won all the events in which they swam. Julia Anderson, competing in the 13-14 girls took wins in the 50-yard freestyle, butterfly and backstroke, as wella s the 100 free. S wimming for the Highlands squad out of Lake Placid, Andrew Brown, 1314 boys, and Shannon Cummings, senior girls, each went four-for-four on the day. Brown got wins in the 50 free, 100 Individual Medley, 50 backstroke and 100 free. Cummings touched the wall first in the 50 free and 100 breast, butterfly and back. Sebrings Megan Glisson, 8-and-under girls, had a perfect day as well, racking up wins in the 25-yard free, butterfly and back, along witht he 50 free, with fellow n ative Clara Simpson, 11-12 girls, winning the 50 breast, fly and back and the 100 IM. Swimming for the Hurricanes out of Wauchula, Wyatt Kofke in the senior boys got wins in the 100 IM, fly, back and free, to add points to the overall. For the Aquatics team, J ames Baker took four wins in the 8-and-under boys, getting to the wall first in the 100 IM, 25 fly and back and the 50 free. With all those wins, of course, Glisson, Simpson, Anderson, Brown, Cummings and Kofke were the point-total winners for t heir age groups, while Anna Sapp, 9-10 girls, tied for her groups point lead with AquaticsJenna Capuano and Lexi Maulden. Hurricanes splash into summer See HHST, Page 4B By JENNAFRYER Associated PressI NDIANAPOLIS The Indianapolis 500 will be run on Sunday in whats believed to be the most wide-open race in years. There are no clear favorites and theres a group of n ew faces vying for attention. And with no Danica Patrick, theres a chance for some n ew stars to be born in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The late Dan Wheldon will be honored throughout the w eekend, and the absence of the two-time winner and defending champion will be felt long after the checkered f lag drops. Aquick look at the big questions at Indy: ___ WHO WILLWIN? The front two rows for the start of the race are stacked with drivers from Penske Racing and Andretti Autosport, so it could very well be a shootout between those six guys. Penske has Ryan Briscoe on the pole, with Will Power and three-time race winner Helio Castroneves in the second row. Andretti has spots two through four with James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the front row, and Marco Andretti in the second row. The nod should go to a Penske driver, though: The team is undefeated so far this season, with four wins and five poles. ___ CAN AN AMERICAN WIN? Its quite possible it will be a red, white and blue celebration for the first time since Sam Hornish Jrs 2006 victory. Although the nine Americans in the field matches 2010 for the fewest in race history, the group racing Sunday is solid. JR Hildebrand nearly won the race as a rookie last season, but crashed coming out of the final turn while leading. Marco Andretti has had several near-misses, and has been fast at practice. Josef Newgarden, a 21-year-old rookie driving for American owner Sarah Fisher, has been the surprise, making the top-three on the speed charts in several practice sessions. ___ DOES CHEVROLETHAVE ACLEAR ADVANTAGE? It sure looks that way, and has all season. Chevys have won all four races this year with Penske drivers, making it a very successful return to IndyCar after a six-year absence from the series. Over Who will win the most wide-open Indy 500 in years? See INDY, Page 4B

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C M Y K C itrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. Also, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golfing participants. For additional information call 3858091.F lag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County F amily YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football L eague. R egistrations are for ages 5-15 years of a ge. For questions call 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is r ight around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Three indoor camps are going to be held, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 25-28,J uly 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. E ach day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool time from 4-4:45 p.m. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out on the sand court, four-day camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 18-21 and July 16-19, with campers going into grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camps is $60 per week or $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. T o register, go to w ww.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .Sebring Cheer ClinicSEBRING The Blue Streak Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic from Monday through Thursday, June 11-14, in the Sebring High School gym. The clinic is open to children from age 4 through eighth grade and will meet each day from 3-5:30 p.m. There will be a different theme of crafts, fun and cheers each day and attendees will be taught cheers and chants from the nationally ranked and four-time state champion Blue Streak squad. The clinic culminates with a Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and attendees will also perform at a Sebring football game. Cost is $50 before June 1, $60 after, and there are discounts for multiple family members $50 first child and $35 each additional member of same family. For more information, contact Wendy Cloud at cloudw@highlands.k12.fl.us .Sebring Pool HoursSEBRING The Sebring High School Pool is open to the public with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 67:30 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Additional hours will be added once school is let out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member and $20 for each additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which begin Tuesday, May 8 and meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class, though with a summer pool pass, the cost is trimmed to $1. Swimming lessons are also going to be offered throughout the summer. The first session runs from June 11-22, the second from June 25-July 6, the third from July 9-20 and the fourth from July 23-August 3. Cost is $50 for each two-week sessio n. To register for swim lessons, come to the front office of Sebring High School beginning Monday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The office secretaries will be able to sign you up. For more information or questions on all pool activities, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us.APHS Summer Cheer ClinicAVONPARK The Red Devil Cheerleaders will be hosting a summer cheer clinic Monday through Thursday, June 11-14. E ach day, the clinic will run from 9 a .m.-Noon in the Avon Park High School gym, for aspiring cheerleaders from age 4 through eighth grade. Cost is $40, with additional children from same family costing $25. Lunch and a camp T-shirt will be provided and all clinic cheerleaders are invited to perform at the Devils first home f ootball game this upcoming season. For any questions, or more information, contact Tammy Williams at 414-7660 or Rose Kirby at 452-4311.HGMS Basketball CampSEBRING Hill Gustat Middle School (HGMSfering a fundamental basketball camp during the summer designed for players of all levels and experience. Offensive and defensive fundamentals will be emphasized as well as individual skills such as ball-handling, shooting,r ebounding, passing, reading and reacting offense, as well as reading and reacting defense will also be highlighted. The Camp will be held June 11-15 at t he Hill Gustat Middle School Gymnasium. T he Cost of the Camp is $30 and can be p aid by cash, check or money order to HGMS. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 1. Participants can be young men or ladies just finishing 3rd thru 8th grade. Each participant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to participate and must bring a copy of their last report card to the first day of camp. Scheduled times for the camp is as follows: 3rd thru 5th graders 8:30 11:30 a.m. and 6th thru 8th graders will be 14 p.m. If you are interested in registering, please go to the HGMS School office by June 1 to fill out the registration form and pay your fee. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Coach Nick Brooks at (850or by email at nbrooks4726@comcast.net .Purple Heart Golf ScrambleSEBRING Harder Hall Country Club will be the site of the Saturday, June 9, Military Order of Purple Heart Golf Scramble. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be presented for closest to the pin. Cohan Radio Group is sponsoring a $2,000 Hole-in-One prize. Mulligans, door prizes and 50/50 drawing will also be a part of the event's activities. Agrilled lunch will follow the tournament for each participant. Cold refreshments will be available on the golf course. For more information, contact Harry Marsh, 655-1982 or Fred Arbelo, 4657074. Come out and support. Checks may be mailed to the Military Order Purple Heart, P. O. Box 8201, Sebring, FL33875. If you received a Purple Heart from injuries sustained while in the U.S. Military, you are eligible to join the MOPH. The yearly dues are very low. Meetings are held on Saturdays so as not to conflict with any other activities. For more information, contact Commander Fred Arbelo or Harry Marsh, or write to the above address.Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, June 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Note the change in start time this month due to Inter-club matches at the same course. Cost is $25 which includes golf, cart, a lunch buffet with multiple choices and the prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. in the Pro Shop. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSE ASTERN CONFERENCEBoston 3, Philadelphia 3 Boston 92, Philadelphia 91 Philadelphia 82, Boston 81 Boston 107, Philadelphia 91 Philadelphia 92, Boston 83 Monday: Boston 101, Philadelphia 85 Wednesday: Philadelphia 82, Boston 75 Saturday: Philadelphia at Boston, 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. Miami 3, Indiana 2 Miami 95, Indiana 86 Indiana 78, Miami 75 Indiana 94, Miami 75 Sunday: Miami 101, Indiana 93 Tuesday: Miami 115, Indiana 83 Thursday: Miami at Indiana, late x-Saturday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEOklahoma City 4, L.A. Lakers 1 San Antonio 4, L.A. Clippers 0 CONFERENCE FINALSEASTERN CONFERENCEIf the Miami-Indiana series and the Boston-Philadelphia series concludes in 6 games Miami-Indiana winner vs. Boston Saturday, May 26: Boston at MiamiIndiana winner, 8 p.m. Monday, May 28: Boston at MiamiIndiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30: Miami-Indiana winner at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1: Miami-Indiana winner at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, June 3: Boston at MiamiIndiana winner, 8:30 p.m. x-Tuesady, June 5: Miami-Indiana winner at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, June 7: Boston at MiamiIndiana winner, 8:30 p.m. If game 7 is necessary in the MiamiIndiana series OR in the BostonPhiladelphia series Miami-Indiana winner vs. BostonPhiladelphia winner Monday, May 28: Boston-Philadelphia winner at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30: BostonPhiladelphia winner at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1: Miami-Indiana winner at Philadelphia-Boston winner, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3: Miami-Indiana winner at Philadelphia-Boston winner, 8:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 5: Boston-Philadelphia winner at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, June 7: Miami-Indiana winner at Philadelphia-Boston winner, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Boston-Philadelphia winner at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCEOklahoma City vs. San Antonio Sunday, May 27: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday: June 4: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 6: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. x-Friday, June 8: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. CONFERENCE FINALSEASTERN CONFERENCENew Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 New Jersey 3., NY Rangers 2 NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Monday: New Jersey 4, NY Rangers 1 Wednesday: New Jersey 5, NY Rangers 3 Friday: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 27: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles 4, Phoenix 1 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0 Thursday: Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 1 Sunday: Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 0 Tuesday: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3, OTSTANLEY CUP FINALSWednesday, May 30: Los Angeles at Eastern Champion, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2: Los Angeles at Eastern Champion, 8 p.m. Monday, June 4: Eastern Champion at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6: Eastern Champion at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Los Angeles at Eastern Champion, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 11: Eastern Champion at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Los Angeles at Eastern Champion, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore2817.622 Tampa Bay2718.6001 Toronto2421.5334 New York2321.523412Boston2222.500512Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland2518.581 Chicago2222.500312Detroit2023.4655 Kansas City1726.3958 Minnesota1528.34910 West Division WLPctGB Texas2718.600 Oakland2223.4895 Seattle2125.457612Los Angeles2025.4447 ___ Tuesdays Games Baltimore 4, Boston 1 Cleveland 5, Detroit 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5 Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 2 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 0 Texas 3, Seattle 1 Wednesdays Games Boston 6, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4, 11 innings L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 1, 11 innings Seattle 5, Texas 3 Cleveland 4, Detroit 2 N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 0 Thursdays Games Detroit at Cleveland, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Fridays Games Kansas City (B.Chen 3-4 (Hammel 5-1 Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-0 (Lester 3-3 Toronto (Morrow 5-2exas (D.Holland 3-3 Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-2 White Sox (Danks 3-4 Detroit (Smyly 1-1 (Swarzak 0-3), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-2 (T.Ross 2-4), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6 (Beavan 2-4NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington2618.591 Atlanta2619.57812Miami2420.5452 New York2420.5452 Philadelphia2223.489412Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis2519.568 Cincinnati2419.55812Houston2123.4774 Pittsburgh2024.4555 Milwaukee1826.4097 Chicago1529.34110 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles3014.682 San Francisco2321.5237 Arizona2025.4441012Colorado1627.3721312San Diego1629.3561412___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Mets 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 5, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 3 Miami 7, Colorado 6 Houston 2, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 4, San Diego 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 7 Wednesdays Games N.Y. Mets 3, Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 8, San Francisco 5 Philadelphia 4, Washington 1 Cincinnati 2, Atlanta 1 Colorado 8, Miami 4 Houston 5, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 6, San Diego 3 Arizona 11, L.A. Dodgers 4 Thursdays Games Atlanta at Cincinnati, late San Diego at N.Y. Mets, late San Francisco at Miami, late Philadelphia at St. Louis, late Fridays Games Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-2 Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 2-2 Colorado (Friedrich 1-1 (Cueto 5-1 San Diego (Bass 2-4. Mets (Gee 3-3), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-4 (Jo.Johnson 2-3 Washington (Detwiler 3-3 (T.Hudson 3-1), 7:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-2 (Lohse 5-1 Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-4 (I.Kennedy 3-4 Houston (Harrell 3-3 (Kershaw 4-1BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSRecalled OF Quintin Berry from Toledo (IL Collin Ballester for assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed with New Hampshire (EL player development contract for the 2013-14 seasons. National League COLORADO ROCKIESPlaced INF Jonathan Herrera on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF DJ LeMahieu from Colorado Springs (PCL MILWAUKEE BREWERSClaimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from Arizona. Optioned INF Edwin Maysonet to Nashville (PCLransferred SS Alex Gonzalez from the 15to the 60-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATESActivated RHP Jason Grilli from the bereavement list. Optioned LHP Jeff Locke to Indianapolis (IL ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced INF/OF Matt Carpenter on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of C Steven Hill from Memphis (PCLBASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBASuspended Miami C Dexter Pittman three games for striking Indiana G Lance Stephenson and MiamiF Udonis Haslem one game for striking Indiana F Tyler Hansbrough during Tuesdays game.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSSigned DT Nate Collins to a one-year contract. DENVER BRONCOSTraded DB Cassius Vaughn to Indianapolis for FB Chris Gronkowski. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Cleveland at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . . W W G G N N 7 7 p p . m m . Regional Tampa Bay at Boston, Chicago . Cubs at Pittsburgh or Colorado at Cincinnati . . . . . . . F F O O X X N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . P hiladelphia at Boston, if nec. . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E L L A A C C R R O O S S S S E E S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N CAA Tournament Semifinal . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament Semifinal . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NASCAR History 300, Qualifying. . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N HRA Lucas Oil Series . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . NASCAR History 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . G lobal Rallycross Championship . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA BMW Championship . . . . . . G G O O L L F F N N o o o o n n S enior PGA Championship. . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA BMW Championship . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Senior PGA Championship. . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational . . . . . . . C C B B S SB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Alisher Rahimov . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C 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 F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N CAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012Page 3B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 Lake June WestThe Scramble planned for Thursday, May 17, was rained out. The Mens Association played a league event on Wednesday, May 16. Winning first place was the team of John Byron, Norm Grubbs, Fred Neer, Dick Reaney and Bill Brouhle with 42; second place, Doyan Eades, Mario Cappelletti, Jack Maginnis and Roger Childers with 46; and third place, Ron Hesson, John Russo, Joe Swartz and John Ruffo with 50. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Doyan E ades, 17-feet-2-inches; No. 4, Doyan Eades, 32-feet-3-inches; and 8, Fred N eer, 10-feet-5-inches.P lacid LakesThe Mens Association played a 1-23-Best Ball, One Best Ball on Par 3s, Two Best Balls on Par 4s and Three B est Balls on 5s on Wednesday, May 16. Winning first place was the team of John Goble, Russ Isaacs, Bud Snyder and Lane Capp with minus-29; second place, Bruce Miseno, Ed Bartusch, Wayne Wood and Bob McMillian with minus-28; and third place, Jack Marceau, Gene Ransom, Taft Green and Ken Burnette with minus-27. C losest to the pin: No. 13, Bob McMillian, 11-feet. The Ladies Association played a Best Net on Odd Holes, Individual e vent on Tuesday, May 15. The winners were: Tying for f irst/second places were Pat Haas and DeeDee Harstine with 37 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Barb Moriarity and Alice Bitzer with 38 each. Closest to the pin: No. 11, Bobbie Miller, 14-feet-4-inches.River GreensAn Evening Scramble was played on Friday, May 18. W inning first place was the team of Charlie Seralde, Jack Sayre, Jim Sizemore and Kay Conkle. Closest to the pin: J ack Sayre and Don Ethun. The Mens Interclub played at the Bluffs on Thursday, May 17. The winners were: First place, John Smutnick; and second place, Dennis Dunn. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places were Russ Rudd, Don Ethun and Larry Roy. T he Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on T hursday, May 17. Winning first place was the team of E. Keppler, S. Dworak, R. Nicholson and M. Carby with plus-9; and second place, A. Purcell, B. McDonald and D. Johnson with plus-5. Individual winners were: First place, M.B. Carby with plus-5.5; and second place, Kay Conkle with plus4.5. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, May 17. The winners were: First place, Lefty St. Pierre and Warren Herendeen with 96; second place, D. McDonald and J. Graf with 101; and third place, Jim Cercy and Gil Heier with 102. The Mens Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday, May 16. Winning first place was the team of Al Farrell, Ken Koon, Jim Cercy and Russ Rudd with plus-7; and second place, Peter March, Cliff Steele, Romy Febre and Lefty St. Pierre with plus-3. Individual winners were: Flight A Romy Febre with plus-4.5. Flight B Fred Evans with plus-2.5. Flight C Al Farrell with plus-4. The Golfettes played a game on T uesday, May 15. T he winners were: Tying for first/second places were Betty Wallace and Pat Gower; Michele Koon and Peggy Nicholson with 55 each. Third place, Pat Graf and Dee Paul with 56. The Morrison Group played a game o n Tuesday, May 15. The winners were: First place, D. McDonald with plus14; and second place, Joe Graf with plus12.5. Tying for third/fourth places were F. Evans and Lefty St. Pierre with plus-9.5 each. The Morrison Group played a game o n Monday, May 14. Winning first place was the team of Don Ethun, Al Farrell and Fred Evans with minus-2 0. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, May 12. The winners were: First place, Johnny Wehunt and DonM cDonald with 159. Tying for s econd/third/fourth/fifth places were Peter March and Tim Thomas; Fred Evans and Cliff Steele; D. Dunn and B. S peaker; Bill Mountford and Cliff Aubin with 162 each. An Evening Scramble was played on Friday, May 11. Winning first place was the team of B ob and Barb Plunkett, Joe and Pat Graf, Charlie Seralde and Jim Sizemore with minus-10; and second place, Don a nd Jody Ethun, Don and Babe McDonald, Jerry Lewis and Jeff Buton.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Womens Golf A ssociation played an Individual Low Gross/Low Net Flighted Tournament on Wednesday, May 23. Winning first place Low Gross in Flight A was Gail Whiting with 85 and Jean Donahue took the honors in Flight B with 86. Congratulations to Jean, as this was one of the best rounds she has ever played. Judy Dunn was the Flight B Low Net winner with 67 and Ann McWilliams won Flight B with 63. On Tuesday, May 22, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Four Man Team Total Net Points tournament on the recently aerated Panther C reek golf course. The scoring for each player on each hole of this competition on a net of handicap basis was as follows:b ogey = 1 point, par = 2 points, birdie = 4 points, eagle = 6 points, and double eagle = 8 points. Triple bogey or worse deducted 1 point from the team score. So a player with one handicap stroke on a par 3 hole who scored a 2 (a birdie score an eagle on a handicap basis that would be worth 6 points. The team taking first place at 173 points, included Joe Austin, Richie Eastep, Jack Hoerner and Dan Porter. Ol Dan the Lake Placid Flash had a hot day, scoring a net 66 strokes and 49 of the 173 points. Second place went to the team of Bob Hinde, Bo Bohanon, Will David and Bill Robbins with a score of 154 points. Out of the money teams were captained by Jan Hard 152 points, Bill Lawens 149 points, and Gary Behrendt 146 points. Palms. Last year was the first time the Eagles did this type of event in our community. The idea came about when Mr. 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 was our first attempt to give back to our community and it has just connected with our leagues values, beliefs and philosophies and our players and cheerleaders were excited about doing it again this year said Kay Howell, Public Relations Director for the Eagles. The morning started with Nancy Hawk, Activities Director for the Palms, speaking with the young men and women on how important it is to give back to the community that they represent. She also touched on what a spec ial weekend it was and indicated the fact that everyone has a Mom, how important of a role they play in the lives of their children and what special things Moms do for each one of us every day and we should always remember that simple but yet so very true fact. The Palms that morning was very pleasant, the hall ways leading to the residents were decorated in Disney Themes with one area on the second floor in a football sports theme with Eagles Fly in the middle of the goal posts. This was very exciting for the kids to see and they quickly gathered round for a group photo. Its amazing that something so simple like giving a stranger a f lower can have such an impact on the person giving it as well as the one receiving it. Several of the ladies were so very touched by the gifts and were happy to see the kids. Junior Varsity player Frankie Molina came out of a room after giving a resident a flower with a big smile on his face saying, that really made me feel good. Newcomer to the Eagles and JV Player Joey Picior tried to give a flower to a resident when she responded You must have the wrong room Joey and Mrs. Kay quickly explained that we were there to honor Mothers Day and she responded with a huge smile stating That it was so sweet of the boys and thank you so much. Joey also walked out of the room with a huge smile on his face sayi ng, that was really nice. As I looked around, I saw lots of smiles on the faces of the residents and the children as well. My belief is that the kids get as much out of doing for the mothers as the mothers get from the kids, said Mr. Howell. The players, parents and coaches that attended the retirement home 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. I am so proud of our kids and seeing the tears and smiles today were very touching. said Dennis Brubaker, Business Manager for the Eagles. All in all the day was a real treat for the Highlands Eagles and t he Palms. It was a great honor and pleasu r e to pay tribute to these special ladies. HYFC would like to thank o ur Cheer Director, Chrissi Merrick, Mrs. Hawk and the Palms of Sebring for coordinating this event and allowing us to be a part of the family at the Palms. We would also like to thank the parents for allowing their children to participate in this celebration. Every child that participated in this event should be very proud of themselves, because I can tell you all the coaches, team moms and parents are proud of all of you! Asimple flower and an act of kindness from the heart will go a long way to brighten a persons day, said Howell Continued from 1B Eagles find reward in giving back Associated PressNEWYORK NBAMost Valuable Player LeBron James was the leading votegetter for the leagues alldefensive squad Wednesday, while Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler didnt even crack the first team. Confused? So were plenty of others even a Harvard graduate. Jeremy Lin, Chandlers teammate, took to Twitter to ask for an explanation of how that was possible. The answer is because the voting is done by different parties. Amedia panel voted for Defensive Player of the Year, while the all-defensive team vote was conducted by the leagues 30 head coaches, who voted for a first and second team by position and were not allowed to pick their own players. They favored Orlandos Dwight Howard, the NBAs leading rebounder and its top defensive player three straight years before Chandler, as their center. Also on the first team were Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, who led the league in blocks and was runner-up to Chandler for Defensive Player of the Year; Clippers guard Chris Paul, the league leader in steals; and Grizzlies guard Tony Allen. James totaled 53 points, including 24 first-team votes. He averaged 1.9 steals and 7.9 rebounds. Joining Chandler on the second team were Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett of the Celtics, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, and Chicago forward Luol Deng. Heats James leads NBA all-defensive team GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunThe Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter has a slew of activities on tap for the month of May to enjoy the wonders of nature throughout the area. Date: Friday Sunday, May 25-27 Activity: Memorial Weekend Camping Trip, Kayaking, Bike Ride, and Potluck Dinner Location: Hillsborough River State Park Directions: 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. From 1-75, take the Fowler Ave. exit #265 east to Hwy. 301, travel north for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side. Description: Come to camp; or come for kayaking on Sunday or bicycling on Saturday, as day trips. Contacts: RSVPCamping site #, Bicycling on Saturday, and Pot Luck Dinner to Maureen Jones at 293-5036 or mjones206@tampabay. rr.com meet-up time and other information. RSVP Kayaking: Eileen Valachovic at 956-2145 for meet-up time and other information. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter May Activities Page 4BNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports may ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 9 9 6 6 D&IEVEnterprises, 00020126, black, 3X10.5 This definitely came in handy; as an honor student at Sebring High School, Baker was prepared for the workload and, because of his dedication, should attain his AAi n Marine Science next fall. Living-wise it was different because I had to do everything for myself and keep myself on the right track, Baker added. On the field everything was faster and more intense. The mental game of baseball outweighed the physical part a lot more than it did in high school. Of course, all work and n o play doesnt keep the stress away. My favorite part of the year was the end of fall because we played water polo after work outs each Saturday, and the last two weeks before Christmas break we held a singles and doubles foosball and ping pong tournaments. Clearly it was a fun, exciting and successful year for J esse Baker as a Daytona State Falcon and through more hard work and dedication he is sure to have more promising years ahead of him. Continued from 1B Baker makes most of first year as a Falcon Zach Geitner also got a point win for his age group, boys 11-12, for the Hurricanes, as did Tyler Baker, boys 8-and-under, for the Lake Placid team. And as for teams within the team, the Highlands relay foursome of Simpson, Anderson, Anna Frietas and Kasey Starling picked up wins, 13-14 girls, in both the2 00 freestyle relay, with a time of 2:17.96, and the 200 medley relay in 2:35.34. Equaling that feat was the s enior girl relay team of Cummings, Mikaela Talley, G abrielle Dion and Meghan K nowles, getting wins in the 200 free relay, 2:05.24, and the 200 medley relay, 2:26.24. Not to be outdone, a quartet of Hurricane boys got some relay wins as well. Seth Moon, Geitner, Kofke and Steven New took the senior boys 200 free relay win in 2:08.18, while New, Kofke, Moon and Johnny Cromwell got a win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:40.65. The season continues for the Hurricane swimmers Saturday, June 9, as they will host an invitational meet at the Highlands County Family YMCAin Sebring. For information on joining Highlands Hurricanes Swim, contact coach Marvin Wolfe at 382-9272. Continued from 1B Courtesy photo The 2012 Highlands Hurricanes, front row, left to right: Patti Sapp, Seth Moon, Megan Glisson, Caroline Dion and Luke Swaine. Second row, Zach Geitner, Anna Sapp, Clara Simpson, Mikaela Talley, Anna Freitas, Johnny Cromwell, Shannon Cummings and assistant coach Quinlan Wolfe. Back Row: assistant coach Megan Wolfe, Tony Karl, Meghan Knowles, Julia Anderson, Kasey Starling, Gabriella Dion, Steven New, head coach Marvin Wolfe, Andrew Brown and Wyatt Kofke. C ourtesy photo Gabriella Dion helpd the Hurricanes senior girl relay team to wins in the 200 medley and freestyle races. HHST looks toward busy season Courtesy photo The Doty boys had a big day at the Gary Davis Karate Invitational Tournament Saturday, May 12, at the SFCC Lake Placid campus. Chase, left, won first place in both sparring and kata for his age group while Trevor, right, took home the champions trophy for winning his sparring event. The Golds Gym Ronin Goju Karate Program boasted several strong performances at the event, with Gary Davisgetting third place in kata, Brittany Haralson taking second in kata, and Sensei Mike Watts finishing second in sparring and first in kata. Paco Becker also did well, winning his sparring competition and taking third place in kata, while Ivan Herrera took first place in sparring and second place kata. The karate program at Golds is instructed by Sensei Mike Watts, third-degree black belt, and Danny Tataris, firstdegree black belt, and has classes for kids Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., Fridays from 5:30-7 p.m. and for adults on Fridays from 7-8:30 p.m. Golds program shows off karate kids and adults Chevrolets objections, IndyCar allowed Honda to use a new compressor cover on its turbocharger, but Chevys took nine of the top 10 spots in qualifying. ___ DANICAIS GONE? Yes, D anica Patrick will race in NASCARs Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. But this field still has plenty ofa ppeal. Four-time series champion Dario Franchitti h as been overlooked for his accomplishments, which i nclude two Indy 500 victories. And Will Power is the m ost dominant driver in the series, yet is not appreciated for his feats. But this month has brought attention to two new faces: Patricks replacement, James Hinchcliffe, and rookie Josef Newgarden. Both are young, charismatic and capable of winning. ___ WILLDAN WHELDON BE REMEMBERED? Last years winner was killed in an accident in the October season finale, and the track has many special tributes planned for the popular two-t ime champion. His wife, Susie, will participate in Saturdays drivers meeting, and will attend variouse vents this weekend with her two young sons. Wheldons r ace-winning car has been on display, and car owner Bryan H erta will drive it for a ceremonial lap before the race. F ans will also be given white sunglasses Wheldons preference to wear during tributes on the parade lap, lap 26 and lap 98, which recognize the numbers of his winning cars. Continued from 1B Indy 500 questions n"rr#f#"btr#f# bbn bnbftn !# !! %" f&r! n '&'!' nftrt

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012Page 5B INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 7 7 9 9 By LAURAN NEERGAARD A P Medical WriterW ASHINGTON Healthy men shouldnt get routine prostate cancer screenings,says updated advice from a government panel that found the PSA blood tests do more harmt han good. Despite strenuous protests from urologists,the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is sticking by a contentious proposal it made lastf all. A final guideline published Monday says theres little if any evidence that PSA testing saves lives while too many men suffer impotence,incontinence,heart attacks,occasionally even deathf rom treatment of tiny tumors that never would have killed them. T he guideline isnt a mandate. The task force stresses that men who want a PSA test still can geto ne,but only after the doctor explains the uncertainties. Thats in p art because the panel found PSA testing hasnt been studied adequately in black men and those with prostate cancer in the family,who are at highest risk of the disease. T he Obama administration said Monday that Medicare will continue t o pay for PSA screenings,a simple blood test. Other insurers tend to follow Medicares lead. This is important information for the public and men to have,and t hey should talk with their doctors about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening and maket he decision thats best for them, said Mark Weber,a spokesman for the Department of Health and H uman Services. The task force advice goes a step f urther than major health groups including the American Cancer S ociety,which has long urged that men decide the issue for themselves after being told of PSAs pros and cons. But its not likely to end an annual ritual for many men 50 ando lder. After all,the same task force has long urged men over 75 to skip P SA screening,and research suggests almost half of them still get tested. T he controversy will end only with development of better tests t o finally tell which mens tumors really will threaten their lives,and who will die with prostate cancerr ather than from it,said Dr. Virginia Moyer of the Baylor College of Medicine,who heads the task force. We have been told for decades to be terrified of cancer and that the o nly hope is early detection and treatment,she said. The reality: You dont need to detect all cancers. e dont want this to be the answer,Moyer added. We want to screen for the ones that are going tob e aggressive,manage those early and leave everyone else alone. I n an editorial published with the guideline in Annals of Internal Medicine,some urologists argue thep anel underestimated PSAs value and overestimated its harms. What PSA screening offers the men is a substantial opportunity to avoid dying a particularly unpleas-a nt death from prostate cancer,said editorial co-author Dr. William Catalona of Northwestern U niversity. He spoke Monday from a meeti ng of the American Urological Association,where doctors debated t he guidelines impact. The urology association advises that men be informed of the potential risks and benefits before screening. But Dr. Otis Brawley,the A merican Cancer Societys chief medical officer,welcomed the task f orces recommendation. He hoped it would help deter mass screenings, where men are given free PSAs ats hopping malls and sports arenas without being told of the controvers y,screenings that Brawley calls big business when health centers profit from the follow-up care. The question is,are we actually curing anybody who needs to be cured right now?Brawley asked. T oo much PSA,or prostate-specific antigen,in the blood only s ometimes signals prostate cancer is brewing. It also can mean a benign enlarged prostate or an infection. Only a biopsy can tell. Most menw ill get prostate cancer if they live long enough. Some 240,000 U.S. men a year are diagnosed with it, most with slow-growing tumors that carry a very low risk of morphingi nto the kind that can kill. To evaluate whether routine screening saves lives,the task force analyzed previous research,focusing in particular on two huge stud-i es in the U.S. and Europe. The panels conclusion: Without screening,about 5 in every 1,000 men die of prostate cancer over 10 years. The European study found PSA testing might pre-v ent one of those deaths,while the U.S. study found no difference. Of every 1,000 men screened, two will have a heart attack or stroke from resulting cancer treat-m ent,and 30 to 40 will experience treatment-caused impotence or i ncontinence. Of every 3,000 men screened, one will die from complications of surgery. Both the U.S. and European studi es have flaws,and task force critics argue over which are most believa ble. And while U.S. death rates from prostate cancer have dropped over 20 years,the cancer societysB rawley says the drop began before PSA testing became widespread. M oreover,the risk of death is the same in Europe and the U.S. even though many more American mena re screened. e need to do a better job of using PSA wisely,said Dr. Scott E ggener,a University of Chicago prostate cancer specialist who was d isappointed the task force went so far. HEALTHYLIVING Final advice: Panel against routine prostate test MCT Studies show that of every 3,000 men screened for prostate cancer, one will die from complications from surgery for the condition.

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012www.newssun.com DUMMY 2012; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, ty pro grad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 Dear Pharmacist: Would you elaborate on cholesterol, and what LDL and HDLn umbers mean. C.J. Dallas,Texas Answer: Theres mass c onfusion,everyone thinks cholesterol is bad. Medical authorities and televisionc ommercials have convinced some people that the lower y our LDL number,the healthier you are. You should sit down for t his:Cholesterol is a strong and wonderful anti-inflamm atory and a potent antioxidant. Shocked? Because I bet you thought it was bad and that you should get rid of this bad awful cholesterola sap! Obviously,you dont want levels to run amok,but t here is a point where you could lower excessively,and thats unhealthy. W ell-designed studies have repeatedly demonstrate d that cholesterol can block two different pathways responsible for inflammation a nd pain,5-LOX and 5COX. For the record,prescribed anti-inflammatories often work on those two pathways,but if you havee nough natural cholesterol,it is doing the work for you ... without cramping your legs and making you weak! We commonly refer to our badLDL cholesterol and our goodHDL cholesterol. I ve even used those terms m yself because people automatically understand,but there silly. LDL and HDL are not even made of cholesterol. They are just fatty pro-t eins,hence the name lipoproteinwhere lipo m eans fatty and protein means just that. (Stick with me,we are getting to the funp art.) There is no such thing as goodor badcholesterol, why would your body make something bad for you anyw ay? LDL stands for low density lipoprotein,and HDL stands for high density lipoprotein. LDL is nothing more than a carrier mole-c ule,a pick-up truck that shuttles cholesterol (fat) to the tissues. You dont want too many deliveries of fat to your arteries and organs sod octors are correct in trying to tame LDL levels. HDL r emoves the fat from your t issues and returns it to the liver. Excellent! Thats why you are trying to raise HDL all the time,while lowering LDL. B alance is key.Total annihilation of LDL (and cholest erol) makes your life miserable. This LDL,the pick-up truckalso shuttles nutrientsa nd antioxidants such as vitamin E which has antic ancer properties. LDL helps you make steroid hormones such as pregnenolone,cortis ol,DHEA,estrogen and testosterone so you can feel youthful,happy,strong and fertile and much more. Im in your head right n ow,so let me tell you do not suddenly stop taking your medications,good gracious that is not at all what Im trying to say. Just under-s tand that your body has a set-point where you feel h ealthy and strong. Control t hem,but dont chase the numbers down too low! Natural considerations include niacin,guggul fish oils,astaxanthin and solublef iber. Discuss changes to your medication/supplement r egimen with your pharmacist and physician(s Clarification from last w eek: Neither Forteo or Evista are bisphosphonate d rugs,they work by a totally unique mechanism of action. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more informat ion, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your cond ition. LDL cholesterol isnt entirely bad HEALTHYLIVING MCT A sk your doctor for a further explanation of what your cholesterol numbers mean if you have questions. Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, doubt; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE S pecial to the News-SunTAMPA Chapters Health Palliative Care,a service of the non-profitC hapters Health System, has entered into a participating provider agreement with Florida Blue (formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield ofF lorida) to provide palliative care services to Florida Blue members inH ighlands,Hardee and Polk counties. Chapters Health Palliative Care currentlyp rovides the program, called HopeBlue,to Florida B lue members in Hillsborough County. Palliative care is a spec ialized area of healthcare that focuses on addressing t he issues associated with a serious illness. Palliative care providers are experts in pain and symptom management and help to add com-f ort and improve quality of life for their patients. U nder the agreement,eligible Florida Blue members requiring palliative cares ervices will be referred to Chapters Health Palliative C are for an initial evaluation and assessment in the Palliative Care clinic,a n ursing facility,assisted living facility,hospital,or the patients home. Florida Blue member eligibility for HopeBlue pal-l iative care services is subject to the members benefit plan coverage. Chapters Health Palliative Care consists of a team of professionals, including physicians,nurs-e s,social workers and chaplains. The team,under the direction of Medical Director Chad Farmer, M.D.,coordinates care witht he patients primary care physician to deliver quality palliative care. We are very excited to work with Florida Blue to offer HopeBlue and reacht heir members who are confronting the challenges of c hronic or complex medical conditions,said Kathy Fernandez,Chapters HealthS ystem president/CEO. Chapters Health has nearly t hree decades of experience delivering palliative care services,and we are confident that this will be of great benefit to Florida Bluem embers needing this care. Palliative care consultat ions have been shown to produce better patient clinical outcomes,support pri-m ary care physicians and increase efficiencies. Since 2 006,Chapters Health Palliative Care has provided palliative care consultations a t community hospitals and nursing facilities. In 2011, Chapters Health Palliative Care provided more than 1,100 consultations. Form ore information,call (813 Chapters Health to work with Florida Blue

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C M Y K B y ALICIA CHANG AP Science WriterLOS ANGELES Swept by the barefoot runningc raze,ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. T he first time he tried it two years ago,he ran a third of a mile on grass. Withint hree weeks of switching over,he was clocking six miles on the road. D uring a training run with a friend along a picturesque b ike path near downtown Minneapolis,Carter suddenly stopped,unable to takea nother step. His right foot seared in pain. It was as though someone had taken a hammer and hit me with it,he recalled. Carter convinced his friend to run on without him.H e hobbled home and rested his foot. When the throbbing b ecame unbearable days later,he went to the doctor. The diagnosis:a stress frac-t ure. As more avid runners and c asual athletes experiment with barefoot running,doctors say they are treating i njuries ranging from pulled calf muscles to Achilles tendinitis to metatarsal stress fractures,mainly in people who ramped up too fast. Ins erious cases,they are laid up for several months. Many converts were inspired by Christopher McDougalls 2009 best-sell-e r Born To Run,widely credited with sparking the b arefoot running trend in the Western world. The bookf ocuses on an Indian tribe in Mexico whose members run long distances without pain in little more than sandals. While the ranks of people r unning barefoot or in barefoot running shoeshave grown in recent years,they still represent the minority of runners. Some devoteess wear they are less prone to injuries after kicking off their athletic shoes though theres no evidence that barefoot runners suffer fewer problems. In some cases,foot specialists are noticing injuries arising from the switch to barefoot,which uses different muscles. Shod runners tend to have a longer stride and land on their heel compared with barefoot runners,who are more likely to have a shorter stride and land on the midfoot or forefoot. Injuries can occur when people transition too fast and put too much pressure on their calf and foot muscles,or dont shorten their stride and end up landing on their heel with no padding. Podiatrist Paul Langer used to see one or two barefoot running injuries a month at his Twin Cities Orthopedics practice in Minneapolis. Now he treats between three and four a week. Most just jumped in a little too enthusiastically,said Langer,an experienced runner and triathlete who trains in his barefoot running shoes part of the week. Bob Baravarian,chief of podiatry at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica,Calif.,said hes seen a fair numberof heel injuries and stress fractures among first-timers who are not used to the different forces of a forefoot strike. All of a sudden,the strain going through your foot is multiplied manifold and problems occur when people dont ease into it,he said. Running injuries are quite common. Between 30 to 70 percent of runners sufferf rom repetitive stress injuries every year and experts cant agree on how to prevent them. Some runners with chronic problems haves eized on barefoot running as an antidote,claiming its m ore natural. Others have gone so far as to demonizes neakers for their injuries. Pre-human ancestors have walked and run in bare feet for millions of years often on rough surfaces,yetr esearchers surprisingly know very little about the science of barefoot running. The modern running shoe with its cushioned heel ands tiff sole was not invented until the 1970s. And in parts of Africa and other places today,running barefoot is still a lifestyle. The surging interest has researchers racing for answers. Does barefoot running result in fewer injuries? What kinds of runners will benefit most from switching over? What types of injuries do transitioning barefoot runners suffer and how to prevent them? While some runners completely lose the shoes,others opt for minimal coverage. The oxymoron barefoot running shoesis like a glove for the feet designed to protect from glass and other hazards on the ground. Superlight minimalist shoes are a cross between barefoot shoes and traditional sneakers theres little to no arch support and there lower profile. Greg Farris decided to try barefoot running to ease the pain on the outside of his knee,a problem commonly known as runners knee. He was initially shoeless running minutes at a time and gently building up. After three months,he switched to barefoot running shoes after developing calluses. Halfway through a 5K run in January,he felt his right foot go numb,but he pushed on and finished the race. He saw a doctor and got a steroid shot,but the pain would not quit. He went to see another doctor,who took an X-ray and told him he had a stress fracture. Farris was in a foot cast for three months. He recently started running again in sneakers. I dont think my body is made to do it,he said, referring to barefoot running. Experts say people can successfully lose the laces. The key is to break in slowly. Start by walking around barefoot. Run no more thana quarter mile to a mile every other day in the first week. Gradually increase the distance. Stop if bones or joints hurt. It can take months to make the change. t go helter skelter at the beginning,said Dr. Jeffrey Ross,an associate clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of the Diabetic Foot Clinic at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. A year and a half ago, Ross saw a steady stream between three and six barefoot runners a week with various aches and pain. It has since leveled off to about one a month. Ross doesnt know why. Its possible that fewer people are trying it or those baring their feet are doing a better job adapting to the new running style. Theres one group foot experts say should avoid barefoot running:People with decreased sensation in their feet,a problem common among diabetics,since they wont be able to know when they get injured. Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman runsa lab devoted to studying the effects of running form on injury rates. He thinks form matters more than footwear or lack of dont overstride,have good posture and land gently. In a 2010 study examining different running gaits, Lieberman and colleagues found that striking the ground heel first sends a shock up through the body while barefoot runners tend to have a more springy step. Even so,more research is needed into whether barefoot running helps avoid injury. The long and the short of it is that we know very littlea bout how to help all runners barefoot and shod prevent getting injured. Barefoot running is no panacea. Shoes arente ither,said Lieberman,who runs barefoot except during the New England winters. Carter,the ultramarathoner,blames himself for his injury. Before he shed his shoes,he never had a problem that kept him off his feet for two months. In April,he ran his fourth 100-mile race with shoes. Meanwhile,his pair of barefoot running shoes is collecting dust in the closet. Online: http://barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/ http://www.acsm.org/ http://apma.org/ www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012Page 7B GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 1 1 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 2 2 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 3 3 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 6 6 HEALTHYLIVING Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured M CT photos M any runners have come to b elieve that running barefoot, or wearing minimal s hoes like Vibram Five F ingers (righteduce injuries for distance runn ers. But others arent so sure. The long and the short of it is that we know very little about how to help all runners barefoot and shod prevent getting injured. Barefoot running is no panacea. Shoes arent eitherDANIELLIEBERMAN H arvard evolutionary biologist Ace Homecare Community has several outreach events planned in the coming week. Tuesday 9a.m., Health Fair,Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27,Sebring. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street, Avon Park. Friday 8 a.m., Health Fair,Sebring Village,Schumacher Road,Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair,Highlands Village,Villa Road, Sebring. Outreach schedule A ssociated PressMILWAUKEE One of lifes simple pleasures just got a little sweeter.A fter years of waffling research on coffee and health,even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease,a big studyf inds the opposite:Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer.R egular or decaf doesnt matter. The study of 400,000 p eople is the largest ever done on the issue,and the r esults should reassure any coffee lovers who think its a guilty pleasure that mayd o harm. There may actually be a m odest benefit of coffee drinking. No one knows why. Coffee contains a thousand things that can affecth ealth,from helpful antioxidants to tiny a mounts of substances linked to cancer. The most widely studied ingredient caffeine didnt play a role in the new studys r esults. Its not that earlier studies were wrong. There is e vidence that coffee can raise LDL,or bad cholesterol,and blood pressure at least short-term. Even in the new study,it f irst seemed that coffee drinkers were more likely to die at any given time. But they also tended to smoke,drink more alco-h ol,eat more red meat and exercise less than non-coff ee-drinkers. Once researchers took thoset hings into account,a clear pattern emerged:Each cup of coffee per day nudged up the chances of living longer. Study finds java d rinkers live longer

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012www.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 NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake P lacid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 1 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and A waiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. 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, FL 33825.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 6:30 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:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. M orning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. 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 St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.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 at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.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, FL 33825. 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, FL 33876.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 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (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, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, past or.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 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION: First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.; Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.;Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. 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 Cornerstone Christian Church 1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825 (Saxon Hall in Reflection Community).Bill Raymond, Minister.Sunday, 10 a.m.Worship; Communion is available each week.Thursday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.Our goal is:Love Christ Love People.For more information call 453-7679 or 4538929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, 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.Changing Seasons,a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First C hristian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies 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:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 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, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443. Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9 :45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 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 seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday 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, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCAS EBRING This is Pentecost Sunday.Worship service with (open led by Deacon David Thoresen. Sermon will be based on theG ospel reading of John,chapter 15:26-27 and 16:4b-15. There will be no Council meetings in June,July and August.Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist ChurchAVON PARK On Saturday morning at Avon Park Seventh-dayA dventist Church,1410 W.Avon Blvd.,Pastor Paul Boling will be the speaker. The subject of his ser-m on will be Gods Warnings.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSA VON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled The Lord and Giver of Life. T he church is at 1320 County Road 64,east the Avon Park High S chool. For more information,call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism,D enounced.The keynote is from Proverbs 21:30,There is no wisdom not understanding nor counsel against the Lord. The church is at 146 N. Franklin S t.C hristian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message titled Lightning Powerat the S unday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. The Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets each Sunday in the clubhouse. A patriot-i c service is planned this Sunday in observance of Memorial Day. P astor Cecil Hess is speaking on the subject Lets Honor Our Heroes.Special music will be presented by Bob Marks. The service is non-denominat ional and open to all. For further information,call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon,Are You Who Matters? Yes!Scripture is from Acts 2:1-21. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634( Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 o r visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morni ng,the church celebrates the Pentecost. Worship leader Ken Hallw ill be delivering his sermon based on all three readings of the day: Ezekiel 37:1-14 ,Psalm 139:1-16, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15. R eligions of the World (Focusing o n the US) is the theme for Tuesdays Bible study to be led by Roy Allen. A Bible study on Esther (by Beth Moore Traci Roberts. Call the church fort ime. Phone number is 385-2782 (direct to Faiths Closet).First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday,the pastors sermon is titled Laying Something Asidebased on IC orinthians 16:1-4. Special music will be provided by the mens trio. T he adult Sunday school class is completing their study of David in I Chronicles 29. T he Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. O n Monday the church office will be closed. On Wednesday the pastor will finish the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith.Bibles tudy will resume in the fall. The church is at 215 E. Circle S t. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Gods Plan of Restorationis the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev.A.C. Bryants sermon topic for this PentecostS unday will be Wind & Firewith the Scripture from Acts 2:1-13. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visitt he website at www.sebringfirstumc.comG race Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe C hurch Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave.,Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. H ome Bible Study series continues Seeing What Abraham Sa o n Tuesdays. Does God have a secret to reveal to Abraham? What is He about to do? For directions, call 658-2534. Sunday morning the pastor cont inues the series Possession Finally! The Israelites are ready n ow. Some things in the past are R ELIGION NEWSGUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas p aper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 3 3870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page 10B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 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 A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bringa dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 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 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m.Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m.Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 a.m.to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday 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.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 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, FL 33852;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).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 3 3872.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 to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m.W ednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 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 service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small 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.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.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 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org 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. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 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: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two e ntrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.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, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. 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.Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School for adults to grade school will be from 10:1010:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings: Adult Bible Study (7 p.m.), Youth Group (Middle and High School (7 p.m.), RockSolid (Kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.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, FL 33876.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:4536641 or e-mail: a vonparksda@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.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE 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 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,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday m orning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press WriterLOUISVILLE,Ky. An eastern Kentucky Baptist pastor troubled by President Barack Obamasv iews on gay marriage violated federal law when he urged his followers to vote the president out of office in November,aWashington watchdog group said. P astor Ronnie Spriggs of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church said during a May 13 sermon that he wants Obama voted out of office because of the presidents support of gay marriage. O bama said that he believes that gays ought to have the right to m arry in the United States. Thats the president of the United States who said that,Spriggs told hisf lock during the sermon. I dont know about you folks,but Im g oing on record and I dont care who knows it. I want the guy out. The statements elicited cheers from the flock and supporting shouts of Amen! A mericans United for Separation of Church and State said Spriggs c omments violate a federal law that s ays tax-exempt churches should not oppose a candidate. Executive Director Barry Lynn said the group receives several tips during election seasons of churchest hat may be violating the law,but he said only a few reports are sent to the IRS. This is one of the most over the top,unequivocal statements ofo pposition to a candidate that we have seen in a long time. Usually its a little bit fuzzier,Lynn said. This guy clearly doesnt care what the law says. He said so far this year,the g roup has filed two IRS complaints concerning the presidential elect ion. Spriggs did not return phone calls to his home and the church. Av ideo of the sermon was posted on the Johnson County churchs webs ite. Spriggs touched on the topic briefly during the sermon,beginning by announcing,I said I wast going to get into it but I will fora moment ... Im disappointed in our president,Im going on r ecord. H e said this country cant afford that kind of ideology in that office. Obama earlier this month declared his unequivocal supportf or gay marriage,the first time a sitting president has done so. Gay rights advocates cheered Obamas declaration,after urging him for years to show his support. Thep resident once opposed gay marriage but more recently had said his views were evolving. Lynn said Spriggs is free to condemn gay marriage to his followers,but he crosses the line bye ncouraging them to vote against the president. What violates (tax code linking it to a candidate and opposition to a candidate,he said. Hisg roup filed another complaint last month against the Catholic Diocese o f Peoria,where bishops urged listeners to vote against Obama. Lynn said if the IRS decides to investigate,there are a range of punishments including the churchl osing its tax-exempt status. But he said he believes that has happened o nly once in the last 20 years when a church in New York took paid for a newspaper ad urging readers not to vote for Bill Clinton during his first race for president.Catholic dioceses, colleges sue over Obama birth control mandateNEW YORK Roman C atholic leaders opened a new front against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage,filing federal lawsuits Monday on behalf of dioceses,s chools and health care agencies that argued the requirement viol ates religious freedom. Among the plaintiffs is the University of Notre Dame,whichi n February had praised President Barack Obama for pledging to a ccommodate religious groups and find a way to soften the rule. Notre Dame president,the Rev. John Jenkins,said the school had since decided to sue because progressh as not been encouragingin talks with administration officials. T he lawsuits have been filed in e ight states and the District of Columbia by the Archdioceses of Washington and New York,the Michigan Catholic Conference, Catholic Charities in Illinois,M ississippi,Missouri and Indiana, health care agencies in New York and the dioceses of Fort Worth and Dallas in Texas. e have tried negotiation with t he administration and legislation with the Congress,and well keep at it,but theres still no fix,said New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Time is runningo ut,and our valuable ministries and fundamental rights hang in the b alance,so we have to resort to the courts now. Erin Shields,a spokeswoman for t he Health and Human Services Department,said Monday the a gency does not comment on pending litigation. The liberal advocacy group Catholics United accused the bishops of serving a right-wing political agenda. H ealth and Human Services adopted the mandate to improve h ealth care for women. 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C M Y K Associated PressORLANDO The first phases of a reimagined Fantasyland at Floridas WaltD isney World,a Disneyland attraction in California based on the Carsmovies,and Universal Studios Hollywoods newT ransformers ride top the list of new attractions at theme parks across the country in 2012. And thrill ride enthusiasts w ont be disappointed,with at least 20 new roller coasters debuting at parks fromM aryland to California. Disney says the renovation and new construction atF antasyland inside the Magic Kingdom in Florida is the l argest expansion project in the parks 40-year history, doubling the size of the cur-r ent Fantasyland. Part of it including one of what will e ventually be dueling Dumbo rides and the rethemed Barnstormer family roller coaster opened in April. Much of the construction i s still in the middle stages, but Disney says most of the n ew elements will be open in time for the winter holidays this year,with the rest open-i ng later. Its going to include new attract-areas i mmersive mini-parks that include attractions,restaurants and retail built a round the stories of Snow Whiteand Beauty and Beast,as well as a new dark ride based on the adventures of The Little Mermaid. R eplacing Snow Whites Scary Adventures in Fantasyland will be Princess Fairytale Hall,where visitors will be able to interact witha ll the Disney princesses. The opportunity to greatl y expand and relaunch Fantasyland,which has beenl argely unchanged since 1972,is just a huge opportunity,Tom Staggs,chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, told The Associated Presse arlier this year. Every time I go down and look at the progress in construction I get more excited about it. Industry consultant Dennis S peigel said the Fantasyland expansion with detail-oriented areas immersing guests in Disney-themed worlds is expected to pay dividends for years,much like the hugely successful Harry Potter minipark at Universal Orlando, where visitors feel like theve been dropped right into meticulously decorated movie sets. s a big deal,Speigel, president of Cincinnati-based International Theme Park Services,said of the Fantasyland project. Its the largest expansion ever in the history of the park. The last number we heard is that its approaching $500 million....Parks have realized it takes more than a Space Mountain by itself or one ride and attraction. It has to have a combination of all the elements now. In June,Disneyland California Adventure is opening Cars Land,replicating the town of Radiator Springs from the movies,including ar ace-course ride and two other new little-kid-friendly attractions. Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles ise xpected to debut the new Transformers ride a dark ride with motion-simulator vehicles inspired by the science fiction action film onM ay 25,with gates opening early Memorial Day weekend (starting at 7:30 a.m. Fridayd ue to expected interest in the ride. On May 8,Universal Orlando introduced a dailyi nteractive character parade and nighttime pyrotechnics s how celebrating Universals 100 years of making movies. A new 3-D ride based on the Despicable Memovie will open at Universal Orlando s ometime this summer. In April,SeaWorld Orlando opened a new attraction centered on sea turtles, including a first-of-its-kind3 60-degree domed theater showing a 3-D movie about t he endangered creatures. Legoland,which opened in October in central Florida,isr enovating and reopening an existing water park at the site i n time for the summer season. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay t his spring rolled out an elaborate ice show called Iceploration,which features everything from bombastically costumed skaters to reall ive exotic birds flying around the indoor theater. The show tells the story of a kid who,with the help of his wise grandfather,puts downh is electronic devices and discovers the natural wonders o f the world. And entering the cool indoor theater for the3 0-minute show will undoubtedly be a welcome respite for park visitors in the heat of the Florida summer. The International A ssociation of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade group reports 135 new attractions opening this year, including water parks,rides and shows,spokeswomanC olleen Mangone said. Among those are 20 new roller coasters. s almost like timing is everything,Mangone said. And in 2012 were seeing short-term and long-term projects coming to fruition at the same time,which certainly should create some greatt hrills at amusement parks. Among the new coasters debuting are Manta atS eaWorld San Diego,which will simulate underwater flight; and Superman-themedl aunch coasters at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in V allejo,Calif.,and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Six Flags GreatA merica in Gurnee,Ill., introduces a new coaster c alled X-Flight,in which two riders sit side-by-side with their feet dangling,experience a 12-story drop and turn upside down five times. H ersheypark in Hershey, Pa.,introduces a 200-foot-tall c oaster called Skyrush,which will reach speeds of 75 mph and includes five zero-G air-t ime hills. Dollywood in Pigeon Forge,Tenn.,opened t he 210-foot-tall Wild Eagle coaster in March. Busch Gardens Williamsburgin V irginia unveils a half-milelong indoor-outdoor coaster called Verbolten. Apocalypse at Six Flags A merica in Largo,Md.,is a 100-foot-tall stand-up coaster,and the Stinger at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown,Pa.,is a scorpi-o n-themed boomerang-style coaster that features six i nversions and face-to-face seating. B ased on attendance trends and season-pass sales, Speigel said the theme park industry is expected to see 7 percent growth or more thisy ear,which is much better than expected. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, May 25, 2012www.newssun.com WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 0 0 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 5"; Black; may 23-30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 c oming back into their memory. Lets remember what God has done for us in days gone by. Visit www.gracepointeministries.net to watch all services,click the tab Teachings.C ontact the pastor at www.gracepointecog@comcast.net or call 658-2534 before Friday to join the Friday night Bible study with GoToMeeting.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be Memorial Day with scripture from II Timothy 1:3-5. The service will also include George Kelly playing Red,White,and Blue are its Colorsand Darlene Gardner singing a patriotic medley. The North American Christian Convention in Orlando Marriott will be July 10-13. Call the church for information. Vacation Bible School will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday,Aug. 6-10. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind PublixMemorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Service on The Ups and Downsof Pentecost. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject,Spirit-filled to Love One Anothewith the Scripure lessons from John 15:26,27;16:4b-15 and Romans 8:22-27. Graduating seniors will be honored at the Celebration Service in the Sanctuary and the New Song Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. There will be no youth fellowship this Sunday evening. Bible fellowship is concluded until September. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For i nformation,call 465-2422.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Pentecostat all three services. Biblical reference is from Acts 2:1-21. Nursery is provided at all services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pastor Terry Grove will preach on An Elderly David.For the kidstime with TBear,Pastor Terry will give a little talk. Sunday school will be studying A Hopeful People,looking at the Scripture from II Peter 3. For more information,call 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be The Churchs Proclamation.The Church of the Way EFCASEBRING Youth leader Zac Tsais message Sunday is Community The Biblical Remedy for Spiritual Stagnancy. A hymn sing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Difference Makers Youth meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with Tsai. The Church of the Way EFCA is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B Truth has a way of getting our attention especially when it deals with thingsl ike eternity as in Galatians 6:7,8 Do not be deceived. God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,that he will also reap. For hew ho sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.This is one of the Divine laws we some-t imes wish had an of switch on it. A case in point i s the decisions made by Adam and Eve as recorded in Genesis 3. Notice thes teps traveled in their journey from God: H EARD a lie. You will not surely die.In this situation,they changed their minds toward their Creator. They raised doubts andq uestioned His restrictions, prohibition and concern for t hem. BELIEVED a lie. Satan presented Jehovah God as al iar and one possessed by jealous pride. Now they h ave distrust toward the very One who provided all their needs via creation. O BEYED a lie. When Eve saw that the fruit was good for food,pleasant to the e yes and desirable to make one wise,she took of its f ruit and ate. Now there was a change in relationships they hid and were afraid. FRUIT of the lie. The law mentioned above now comesf ull circle as they were removed from the garden and fellowship with God spiritual death separation. Let no one say when he is tempted,'I am tempted by God'; for God cannot bet empted by evil,nor does he Himself tempt anyone. But e ach one is tempted when he i s drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown,bringsf orth death(James 1:1315). But this whole picture can b e reversed when Truth,not a lie is involved. Follow the journey of reconciliation asr ecorded in Acts 2: HEARD the gospel. On t he day of Pentecost,those precious souls were challenged to hear these wordso f salvation. Through the power of the gospel of J esus,the Christ a change of mind would come about. or the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,but to usw ho are being saved it is the power of God(First C orinthians 1:18). BELIEVED that truth. A change of attitude camew hen that Truth was received in good and honest h earts and they cried out, Men and brethren,what shall we do?The twoe dged Sword cut deeply into their hearts. Or do you despise the riches of His goodness,forbearance,and long-suffering,not knowingt hat the goodness of God leads you to repentance (Romans 2:4 OBEYED the truth. They realized there had to be ac hange of relationship to the crucified Messiah and they g ladly obeyed the command, Repent,and let every oneo f you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.That day about three thousand souls obeyed. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemp-t ion through His blood,the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13,14 FRUIT from obeying that truth. The uncertainty that was expressed in their ques-t ion is now replaced with gladness and praising God. Now then,we are ambassadors for Christ,as though God were pleading throughu s:we implore you in Christ's behalf,be reconc iled to God. For He made Him who know no sin to be sin for us,that we might become the righteousness of God in Him(SecondC orinthians 5:20,21). The wise disciple will e ver be conscious that lies and truth also prevail today. The good Shepherd admon-i shes:Beware of false prophets,who come to you i n sheeps clothing,but inwardly they are ravenous wolves(Matthew 7:15) and If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the t ruth,and the truth shall make you free(John 8 :31,32). And,of course,the fruit of the lies or truth remains the same today,Do not be deceived,God is not mocked; for whatever a mans ows,that he will also reap. Frank Parker can be reached atf rankparker27@yahoo.com/. G uest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Adam and Eves journey from God RELIGION Guest Column Frank Parker Church News Special to the News-SunSEBRING Spanish Aglow International will move its meeting location to Spring Lake Community Center,209 Spring Lake Blvd. B. This group meets each second Saturday of every month. Take U.S. 27 to U.S. 98 (eastive miles and then turn left onto Spring Lake Blvd. Community Center is on right side. The next meeting will be breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9 (donations welcomed); meeting will be afterwards (with singing, sharing and surprises). Spanish Aglow International moves meeting site Theme parks opening new attractions, coasters

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 25, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 5/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 3 B y CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticT heres a moment early on in Men in Black 3when Will Smiths Agent J sits d own next to his longtime partner,Tommy Lee Jones Agent K,and bemoans the fact that hes too old for this sort of thing for runninga round New York in matching dark suits,chasing down aliens and zapping them with their shiny metal weapony doo-hickeys. W re paraphrasing a bit. But unfortunately,thats an e xcellent observation. Wre all too old for this sort oft hing the shtick itself has gotten old,and it has not aged well. Fifteen years since the zippy original and a decades ince the sub-par sequel,we now have a third Men in Blackmovie which no one seems to have been clamoring for except maybe BarryS onnenfeld,the director of all three. Long-gestating and written by a bunch more people than actually get credited,the latest film shows the glossy style and vague,sporadic glimmers of the kind of energy that made this franchise such an enormous international hit. But more often it feels hacky, choppy and worst of all just not that funny.And of course,its in 3-D for no discernible artistic or narrative reason. Smith and Jones dont seem to be enjoying themselves,either,in returning to their roles as bickering secret government agents. When even the most charismatic actor on the planet cant fake excitement,you know youre in trouble. (Wre talking about Smith, in case you were wondering.) The puppy-doggish enthusiasm is gone,and now his Agent J is just weirdly obsessed,after all these years,with determining why it is that K is so surly. K, meanwhile,remains surly and reveals nothing. But then one of Ks adversaries from long ago,the growling,sharp-toothed alien Boris the Killer (Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords),resurfaces and forces everyone to revisit the past. Literally. Boris busts out of the hightech Lunar Max prison with the help of his girlfriend,played by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger clad in dominatrix gear and carrying a cake in order to jump back in time and kill the Young Agent K,who put him there. (Back to Scherzinger for a moment:Shes one of the many nonsensical elements here,one of many characters and ideas that are introduced and then cast aside. She arrives at the prison and approaches Boriscell in a beautifully framed opening sequence,then after a great deal of buildup is simply jettisoned. The absurdity of such randomness isnt even amusing; it just feels sloppy.) Anyway,Boris returns to the summer of 1969,a few days before the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, and takes out Agent K. Agent J shows up for work in the present day and wonders what happened to his partner; once he figures it out,he jumps back a bit earlier to kill Boris before Boris can kill K. Time-travel plots can make you feel dizzy and nauseous if you try and pick them apart to determine whether they make sense, but once we reach our destination here,the jokes provide no pleasant escape. Its all super-obvious fish-out-ofw ater stuff and gags about how ridiculous hippies looked. Men in Black 3begins to address the possibilities ofh ow it must have felt for a strong black man in America during this tense time for race relations,then backs off. Theres also a brief, clever bit in which Bill Hader plays Andy Warhol that might have worked as a separate Saturday Night Livsketch. Again,more opportunities squandered. The best part of our trip to the s the best part of the movie,period is the arrival of the Young Agent K. Josh Brolin channels Jones in eerily dead-on fashion,from the bemused Texas twang to reticent demeanor to the slightest facial tics. Its also an amusing bit of casting given that a) the two actors co-starred in the Coen brothersmasterpiece No Country for Old Menand b) Brolin is supposed to be playing a 29-year-old version of Jones,even though hes in his mid-40s,and looks it. As good as Brolin is, t hough,the novelty wears off quickly,and were once again left with the realization that theres no substance to the script (credited,f or the record,to Etan Cohen). And all the familiar and rather flat comic elements lead up to a revelatory climax that comes out of nowhere and in no way earns the sort of heartrending emotion it aims to evoke from its audience. But the most disappointing part of all:Frank the talking pug is nowhere to be found. The movie is a dog anyway without him. DIVERSIONS D ear Abby: Would you please remind your many readers that the greatest gift wec an give to Americas fallen is the gift ofr emembrance? The legacy of those who haved ied for our freedom from the Revolutionary W ar to the present is something that strengthens and unites Americans. Iw ould like every child to say,I know why I am free, a nd I know who died for my freedom. Since 1997,Major League Baseball has stopped all games inp rogress at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day to observe t he National Moment of Remembrance. The umpire steps out from home plate,r emoves his mask,and halts the game so that e veryone can pause. The crowd rises as one with hands over their hearts. A long with MLB,the Ironworkers,Sheet Metal Workers and firefighters unions,American Veterans Center,the NationalC artoonists Society and Bugles Across America observe the Moment,too. The Moment does not replace traditionalM emorial Day events. It is not an eventbut an act of c onscience. Throughout our history,and especially dur-i ng the past decade,servicemen and women in foreign lands have been dying almost daily to protect freedom and liberty. W e encourage all citizens to make every day Memorial Day in their hearts,but especially on Memorial Day itself. Mayt he love of country always bond Americans together. For all of the fallen,let us continue to make this nation one great American family in spirit. To learn more,please go to www.ngl.org. Carmella LaSpada, Founder,No Greater Love Dear Carmella: Im printing your reminder in advance of Memorial Day so that readers can plan ahead for it. I know many of them will be interested i n observing it. Readers,wherever you are at 3 p.m. local time on Monday,May 28,w ont you join me in pausing for the National Momento f Remembrance and honoring those brave individuals w ho died for us? And when you do,make a commitm ent to give back to our country in their memory by putting your remembrancei nto action. D ear Abby: My parents were married 25 years. When Dad died last year, Mom was devastated. Then she got in touch with ano ld flame. She told us they were just friends. A few m onths later,she informed us she was moving across the country with him for a mutually beneficial situation.He gives her a place t o stay,and she takes care of his house and the bills. She called recently to tell m e that she has loved him since she was young and they are now getting married. Im worried because she h as jumped into this so quickly.When they marry, Dad will have been gone not quite a year. I feel she is showing lack of respectf or my fathers memory and their marriage by doing t his so soon. Should I be worried about her,or justh appy she has found lov again? Dreading the Wedding in the Midwest Dear Dreading the W edding: While the man your mother is marrying is a stranger to you,he is obviously no stranger to her. They have a historyt hat pre-dates your father. Going on with her life is not disrespectful to your fathers memory. Be happy for your mother and cross your fingers that everything works out for her the way she wishes. Worrying about her will help neither of you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Pause during holiday to thank those who made it possible Dear Abby Was anyone clamoring for Men in Black 3? MCT Will Smith (leftommy Lee Jones return as Agents J and K in Men in Black 3. MCT Josh Brolin stars as a younger version of Agent K in Men in Black 3. Movie Review Men in Black 3 Rating: PG-13 (sci-fi action violence and brief suggestive content) Running time: 105 minutes Review: (of 4 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, May 25, 2012 S itting in the cool, dark theater with a large tub of buttery popcorn in your lap its a nice way to get out of the summer heat, no matter whats up on the screen. But still, you dont want to w aste your cash and your time watching s omething cringe-worthy or just plan annoying. Below, we run you through this summers offerings, and give some advice on which flick you should pick.OPENING MAY25Men in Black 3 or Moonrise Kingdom (limited releaseT he hilarious secret agent team of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is back. This edition has the added element of time trave l with Josh Brolin playing the younger but still stoic version of K. We also get the addition of the ever-brilliant Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility Moonrise Kingdom is a kid-centric tale from quirky director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tennenbaums). The highly stylized director turns back to the 1960s with this tale of two kids who fall in love and run a way together. The Andersonr egulars are back, including Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, but with the surprising addition of Bruce Willis.Our pick:With both films, you pretty much know what youre going to get. Men in Black 3 will try to top itself with more one-liners from Smith and bigger explosions; Moonrise Kingdom will be sweetly tender and look like it sprang from a childrens picture book. In the end, more people will have the chance to see MiB3 this weekend, as Moonrise wont open wide for a couple of weeks.OPENING JUNE 1Snow White and the Huntsman or Piranha 3DDKristen Stewart (Twilights Bella) joins Charlize Theron in the Snow White and the Huntsman, a dark and action-packed retelling of the classic fairy tale, with Snow White leading an army against the wicked Queen. The horror-comedy Piranha 3DD is a sequel to the 2010 Piranha 3D. Think Jaws meets Baywatch, complete with lots of bikini shots and even David Hasselhoff.Our pick:Do you even have to ask? Snow White and the Huntsman looks seriously bad-ass, while Piranha 3DD just looks seriously tacky. Snow White and the Huntsman by a mile.OPENING JUNE 8Prometheus or Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted Prometheus is the eagerly anticipated prequel to the Alien saga. It is helmed by Ridley Scott, who directed the original Alien and other much-loved films, such as Thelma and Louise and Gladiator The well-planned marketing campaign has slowly teased out the glimpses weve gotten of Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron, and the trailer looks, well, out of this world. Madagascar 3 looks like more of the same. The gang joins a traveling circus as they continue their trek b ack to their New York City zoo. O ur pick:Depends on how insistent your children are. If you can get away with leaving the kids at home with a DVD of a previous Madagascar film, then you should definitely watch Prometheus. Another great choice this weekend for comedy l overs in limited cities is Safety Not Guaranteed,starring indie king Mark Duplass, New Girl star Jake Johnson and stone-faced Parks and Recreation grump Aubrey Plaza. Its about a kooky guy who says he can travel through time and the girl who falls for him.OPENING JUNE 22 Brave or Abraham Lincoln: V ampire HunterT wo action films, two very different choices. Lincolns director Timur Bekmambetov is a Russian-Kazakh film director known for stylishly over-t he-top action films. You probably know him best from Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie. Expect acrobatics with your gunplay, and way-out-of-left-fieldp lot lines, as our 16th president kills vampires. Brave is the first Pixar film with a female lead. The independent and impulsive medieval Scottish Princess Merida is forced to undo a decision that threatens her kingdom. Its from Pixar, so theres an impressive track record, but again, it c omes down to the director, and Mark A ndrews is something of an unknown quantity. He co-wrote and co-directed theP ixar short One Man Band. Hes also the productions second director the first left in a huff and the story has changed quite a bit over the years. Our pick:Chuck it all and go see the dramedy Seeking a Friend for the E nd of the World,starring Keira Knightly and Steve Carell. This film is about a man who takes a road trip to find his first love as an asteroid heads toward Earth. It was written and directed by Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist scribe Lorene Scafaria.OPENING JUNE 29 AND JULY3G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 29 The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3OK, these two dont come out on the same day, but both are released in time for the Fourth of July holiday (which falls on a Wednesday this year). The G.I. Joe sequel has the addition of Bruce Willis and The Rock. It also has the addition of some seriously cheesy dialogue. But, you also have to overlook some things if you pick Spidey. For instance, all the other Spider-Man films youve seen in the last eight years or so. This one is a reboot it features all new actors and follows a new storyline.Our pick:Spider-Man stars up-andcomers Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) and Emma Stone (The Help), who have enough real-life chemistry to be dating off-screen, and enough real love of the characters that Garfield gets tears in his eyes when he talks about the comics affect on his childhood. Go with the heart and pick Spider-Man.OPENING JULY13 Ted and Ice Age 4: Continental DriftHasnt global warming killed off these Ice Age jokers yet? Not a chance this franchise brings in a lot of cash. If you are one of the many who have shelled out to see Ice Age films in the past, be forewarned that this incarnation has a different director. The story finds the group of animal heroes separated by m elting ice, shifting tectonic plates and pirates. ed stars Mark Wahlberg as the grown man who still lives with his walking, talking teddy bear. This is NOTa kids movie. This is a movie w ith a teddy bear that swears and h umps people. Family Guys Seth MacFarlane directs and also v oices Ted.Our pick:Must we? OK, well go with Ice Age, even though that squirrel should get a darn acorn already.OPENING JULY20The Dark Knight RisesF an polls show this is the most anticipated film of the summer, so you proba-b ly dont need us to tell you about it, but here it goes. Director Christopher Nolan returns us to a bleak Gotham, eight years after Batman (Christian Bale Two-Faces crimes. When Bane (new addition Tom Hardy) begins to terrorize the city, Batman is forced to return. The movie also features Joseph GordonLevitt as police officer John Blake and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. This is Nolans third Batman film, and its safe to say that it doesnt really matter what else is in theaters this weekend get your tickets early.PROMETHEUS ICE AGE 4: C ONTINENTALDRIFT THE DARK KNIGHT R ISES SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMANBy Merrie Leininger/McClatchy-Tribune MEN IN B LACK 3 SEEKING AFRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MCT