The news-sun
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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: 07-20-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comA VON PARK Tensions continue to mount in the city as the issue of whether o r not to replace the police department with the sheriffs office proceeds through the discussion stage and moves towards a decision, which has to be made by the city council no later thanA ug. 4. The question of providing law enforcement for the city has to do with finances and what the city can afford. Communication, however, is breaking down between the different interest groups, in some cases being replacedw ith emotional personal attacks. For example, Detective Jesse Sapp f iled a formal complaint against City Manager Julian Deleon in a letter dated Monday, July 16, written and sent to the city council by his attorney, Stephanie Dobson Webster, deputy general counselw ith the Florida Police Benevolent Association. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, July 20-21, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 90 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 95 74C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny with less chance of storms F orecast Question: Do you agree with the Boy Scouts policy to ban gays? Next question: Should the county begin looking for a new county a dministrator immediately? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Donald Carlisle Age 60, of Sebring Wilba Andrews Age 97, of Marathon Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 61.7% No 38.3% T otal votes: 149 Classifieds9A C ommunity Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County commissioners decided Tuesday to wait until they are done with the budget to seek another county administrator. The board terminated its relationship with former administrator Ricky Helms two weeks ago and appointed Assistant County Administrator June Fisher to fill the role until a replacement could be found. Fisher offered options to the board on Tuesday about when and how to seek another county administrator along with a budget and options for advertising. Fisher asked if she should start the advertisements now, after the budget is finalized in September or after the elections in November. The commission expressed its happiness with Fisher during the meeting, and reached a consensus that she should remain in the spot until September. I would be of the opinion to either start the process after the budget or even at the start of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, Commissioner Don Elwell said. We need to get our house in order of addressing the (hiring what we need to see out of our next Commissioners:budget first, then administrator search News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Interim County Administrator June Fisher will stay in the seat until the budget process is over, county commissioners decided Tuesday. City manager, APPD officer have different accounts of confrontation By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners reviewed the 2012-2013 budget on Tuesday and asked staff to look for big ticket items they could cut. The recommended $118 million budget starts out of balance by $2 million and reflected $3.7 million above current year funding, according to the cover letter from Interim County Administrator June Fisher. Public safety is the largest expenditure in the general budget, taking up 33.1 percent and $39.3 million. Revenue from property taxes continues to decline as values decrease. The estimate for revenue in next years budget is $30.4 million, closer to the 2004 level of $30.2 million than to the 2008 figures of $48.9 million. Despite our best planning, we do not have the capability to fund the unwanted Medicaid bill and continue to serve the core functions of county government, Fisher wrote in her cover letter to the board. Fisher estimated that the county would have to pay an additional $750,000 per year for the unfunded Medicaid mandate handed down this year by the state that says counties have to pick up more of their own citizens bills for Medicaid. According to records from the Florida Department of Revenue, County looks for ways to make up $2 million shortfall Fisher to stay in charge until fall See BUDGET, page 3A See FISHER, page 3A State champs ... againSebring Junior Boys win areas fourth title SPORTS, 1B APrecycling planB ins ordered, collection t o begin by December PAGE2 AContinuing educationI s going back to school the r ight choice for you? PAGE1 2B News-Sun file The Sebring Police Department has been asked by the city to investigate four firefighters sick leave and overtime use. Sparks fly in APPD debate See APPD, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Theres two sides to every story Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman saidT hursday morning as he discussed the ongoing drama of the citys fire pension and union matters. F or the past 10 months, the city and fire department have been at odds during collective bargain-i ng, trying to come to an agreement on what to do about employee pension plans. eve had some open and frank discussions during collective bargaining. The two sides are very far apart, Hoffman said. T he recent decision to move from a 30-year pension plan to a 401k plan for new hires was decided by city staff. The decision, however, isnt one that fire union members are happy about. Sides very far apart in fire pension talks See FIRE, page 8A Page 2A B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING The president of the International A ssociation of Fire Fighters has informed Sebrings City Council of alleged illegal acts of threats and intimidation against local firefighters because of union activities. In a July 2 letter, Harold A. Schaitberger, IAFF president, notified the council of his concern regarding the decision to launch a police investigation into the alleged improper use of sick leave by IAFF letter claims illegal threats See IAFF, page 8A


C M Y K Every time her 19-yearold son would call from Iraq,K im DeTample would hear a distinctive sound before his v oice. I would know it was him because there was a click...ad elayed response because of where he was, Kim told T he Unknown Soldiers. I remember the click of the phone to this day A fter Pfc. Nathaniel DeTample arrived in Bayji, Iraq, an industrial city about 1 30 miles north of Baghdad, in May 2005, he told his m other about the countrys inexorable heat. He told me to put my face up against a blow dryer, she said. Thats howh ot it was. Despite the harsh conditions, Pfc. DeTample was fulfilling a lifelong dream by serving his country. When he was a little guy, about 3 years old, he got hisf irst buzz cut, the soldiers mother said. From that day o n, he always had that buzz cut. Nate, as his mother calls him, joined the Boy Scouts at age 10, where he excelleda nd eventually attained the top rank of Eagle Scout. He also starred on the wrestling mat. He was a real determined y oung man, Kim said. During his junior year of high school, Nate, whose father and grandfathers served in the military, committed to joining the National Guard. He believed in our country, his mother said. He was one of the little kids whod always stand for the pledge of allegiance. After graduating high school, the eastern Pennsylvania native enrolled at Shippensburg University, near Harrisburg. But as other freshmen adjusted to college life, including the party scene, Nates country came calling. I remember when he c alled and said he might need to report within 24 h ours, Kim said. That drive out (to Shippensburg) to pick him up, I felt like my son was going off to war On the morning of Aug. 9, 2 005, Kim picked up the phone and heard the usual clicking sound. It was Nate, with whom she hadnt spoken in nearly two weeks, calling from Iraq. ere very fortunate that w e got to talk to him that morning, she said. It was t ruly a blessing that Ill never forget. Less than 24 hours later, Kim got an early morning knock on the door. Standingo utside was a U.S. Army officer. s not good, is it? the stunned mother said. No maam, its not, the s oldier replied. According to the Pentagon, Pfc. DeTample, 19, Spc. John Kulick, 35, Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31, and Sgt. Francis Straub Jr., 24, were killed when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked their patrol with small arms fire. All four soldiers were serving with a Philadelphia-based Army National Guard unit. Nates youth made it particularly difficult to accept his death. He was 19 when he died, Kim said. He was a teenager when he died. One of the grieving mothers only comforts is knowing that in her sons finalm oments, he was surrounded by fellow heroes. He served with the best, she said. Three others died, and we will always remem-b er them. An outpouring of commun ity support has helped the DeTample family cope in the years since. But almost noth-i ng could have prepared Kim for having a son deployed in combat all over again. S gt. Staten DeTample, 25, left for Afghanistan almost e xactly seven years after his brother arrived in Iraq. Driven by Nates memory, Sgt. DeTample is making his entire family proud, even ifh is mother spends every day worrying. I know hes going to be fine, Kim said. But on the other hand, you always think about Nate and the reality that a war is going on inA fghanistan. Hopefully people will remember that. A s her surviving son fights in Afghanistan, Kim is preparing to embark on her own journey to Iraq. Inspired by one of the last videoss hot by Pfc. Nathaniel DeTample, in which soldiers are seen handing out shoes to Iraqi children, she wants to perform similar acts ofc ompassion in a healing country where so many Americans and Iraqis made sacrifices. s not just to remember Nates spirit, she said. Its to remember all the spirits. In the meantime, Kim DeTample waits by her phone to hear Sgt. Staten DeTamples voice. s back to the click, she said. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com/. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, July 20, 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 July 18 137233344x:5Next jackpot $7 millionJuly 14 81931374151x:5 July 11 161926313950x:3 July 18 217323435 July 17 1012161734 July 16 113192029 July 15 16141534 July 18 (n 7945 July 18 (d 1509 July 17 (n 9875 July 17 (d 8603 July 18(n 646 July 18 (d 723 July 17(n 108 July 17 (d 000 July 17 71419331 July 13 418202612 July 10 512132911 July 6 611323619 July 18 25202357 PB: 3Next jackpot $110 millionJuly 14 416323746 PB: 13 July 11 522364955 PB: 23 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center P hoto courtesy of Kim DeTample Pfc. Nathaniel DeTample, 19, was killed in Iraq on Aug. 9, 2005. His brother, Sgt. Staten D eTample, 25, deployed to Afghanistan in May. s back to the click Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 2013 U.S. Sport Aviation Expow ill introduce a new event layout when the Expo opens J an. 17-20, 2013, thanks to input from exhibitors and visitors. The ninth annuale vent, focused on light-sport aircraft, will again take place a t the Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring. In announcing the c hanges, Jana Filip, director of the Expo, said, During Expo 2012, we surveyed e xhibitors and visitors formally and informally, and we r eceived several suggestions for improving the event. The result is a more organized event layout that we believe will be more accommodatingf or visitors and exhibitors and create a traffic flow that will assure guests visit every area of the Expo. The redesigned layout will bring more activity to the Flightline area and, thereby,m ore attention to the daily manufacturer showcase f lights. The Food Court will be relocated between the Indoor Exhibit Tents, with both indoor and outdoor seatinga vailable. The AeroShell hospitality tent also will be relocated adjacent to the Food Court, with an additional picnic area closer tot he Flightline. This arrangement will place the concess ions in a location thats more accessible for e xhibitors and will keep visitors engaged in the central area of the event, Filip said. It also moves the Exhibitor Support Office to a morec onvenient location for exhibitors. Opening and closing ceremonies and other special activities taking place duringt he four-day event will all be centrally located in or near t he AeroShell Hospitality Tent. T he new layout also will provide more area for prominent sponsors and include enlarged Premier Partner exhibit spaces that willa ccommodate multiple aircraft as well as offices on wheels, Filip said. See the map at www.sport-aviation-e xpo.com. Sebring Expo introduces new event layout for 2013 Courtesy illustration The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo set for January 2013 will have a more organized layout this year. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager Julian Deleon announced Monday that the city is moving forward in its plan to provide sin-g le-stream curbside pick-up of recyclable materials. Asingle-stream system means things like newspaper, cardboard, glass and aluminum can be mixed into one container for a singlec ollection. I am excited about taking this huge step, Deleon said in his press release Monday. It should reduce our operating costs, while doing the right thing for the environment. The recyclables collected will m ost likely be delivered to Republics Materials Recovery Facility in Bartow. At the Bartow facility, Republic has the needed technology and mechanical equipment to separate and categorize the recovered mate-r ials. The city council voted to order 65-gallon carts, as well as some 95-gallon carts for entities that produce more recyclable material. Deleon said the carts should arrive byA ugust. Their distribution should be complete by November. Republic is expected to begin collections by November or December. The carts are yellow so they will be easily recognized as for recycling use only. AP recycling collection should start by December Bins have been ordered for single stream service COMMUNITYBRIEFS North Central Heights plans candidate forumAVON PARK North Central Heights Community will host a candidate forum at 1 p.m. Saturday at its Community Center, 709 Juneberry St. Apre-forum Candidate Meet & Greet will begin at noon, with complimentary refreshments provided. This event is hosted free of charge and open to the public and press. NCH executive director Larry Shoeman has received confirmed participation from at least 15 candidates representing at least six races: Florida House District 55, County Commission Districts 1 and 3, School Board District 3, Superintendent of Schools, and Supervisor of Elections. ere excited to host this forum for such a wide range of candidates and hear their plans for the future of Avon Park and Highlands County Shoeman said. The intent of this forum is to provide an opportunity for our local candidates to share your views and qualifications with our resident constituency so that they may become more informed voters for this years Primary and General elections. Shoeman added that the format for this forum will provide for both candidateto-candidate questions as well as questions from the audience. For more information, contact Shoeman at 452-4432. North Central Heights is a non-profit affordable single family rental housing development located on Central Avenue between Winthrop and Palmetto avenues in Avon Park. For more information, visit www.avonparkha.org.Breen performance postponedAVON PARK Due to a scheduling change, Cody Breens musical appearance today at Duffers Sports Grille has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Duffers apologizes for the inconvenience, and Breen will be on stage soon.Grace Bible starts a singles ministrySEBRING Grace Bible Church is starting a singles Continued on page 5A


C M Y K T he complaint, which alleges violations of the citys personnel rules and regula-t ions concerning violence in the workplace and personal h arassment, is based on events following the city councils special meeting Wednesday, July 11. It asks the city council to investigateD eleons behavior, which Sapp characterized as bizarre and threatening. The confrontation between Sapp and Deleon was appar-e ntly triggered by a question City Councilor Paul Miller a sked Deleon in the closing moments of the July 11 meeting, asking why Public SafetyD irector John King had not been a part of the city team during discussions with the s heriff. Deleon did not answer M illers question during the meeting. He did answer Miller in an e-mail after the meeting, writing that it was my decisiont o exclude John King from any Sheriffs negotiations based on ... his willingness to talk about 22 jobs being lost, but not the 9,000 tax payers footing the bill in Avon Park for the 22 jobs he wants tok eep ... I opted not to answer your question in public to a void the public spectacle. According to Sapps official complaint, after the meeting he and Deleon had a brief exchange regarding Millersu nanswered question. It began, Sapp said, with a handshake, uncharacteristic of any handshake they had ever had before. Mr. Deleonw as extremely close to Sapps person and staring directly into his eyes as if trying to intimidate him. Sapp said he told Deleon (Millers) last question was a tough one, huh? Deleon physically crowded him, Sapp said, (his expression was clearly angry. Sapp added Deleon told him I dont have to answer to anyone except a judge. Sapp said he felt Deleon was trying to intimidate and threaten him. In an email to the NewsSun Wednesday afternoon, Deleon disagrees with Sapps representation of the incident. My recollections of the events differ from Detective Sapp, Deleon wrote in his email. After the council meeting that evening, I respectfully shook hands with many officers. When I tried to shake Sapps hand he held onto the grip of my hand and questioned me as to why I refused to answer Mr. Millers question at the council meeting and I told him I didnt have to. He questioned me regarding the same thing, while he was hanging onto my hand, another two times and shortly thereafter he let me go. He made efforts to intimidate me, and physically controlled me as he tightly gripped on my hand, and further pulled me c loser towards him. He is physically much larger and t aller than me. He physically pulled me in closer to him; he stared down upon me, as I looked directly at his face. Deleon said his request for s heriff deputies to be present at future council meetings was a direct result of the incident. He added that Sapps complaint did not list two city councilors among its list ofp ossible witnesses, Parke Sutherland and Terry Heston, a lthough they were present during the July 11 incident. Sutherland and Heston were both unavailable to comment before press time onT hursday. Sapps complaint continued. He further alleges that Deleon began to walk away,b ut returned, calling over King, and suggested they all talk about the situation. The three men, along with a few nearby police officers, returned to the city council chamber where the lights were already off. Mr. Deleon approached the center of the room, which was extremely dark, PBAattorney Webster wrote in Sapps complaint. Mr. Deleon turned to my client and again approached him in an extremely uncomfortable and threatening manner staring directly into his eyes and said, bad things happen to people in the dark,while pointing his index finger directly into Detective Sapps face ... Sapp felt at that point Mr. Deleon was going to attempt to physically harm him. Deleon, however, recalled that the room was pitch black, and I stated the lights need to be turned on, I am concerned about bad things in the dark. Then Sapp started shouting, are you threatening me?Repeatedly Allegedly Sapp and Deleon exchanged further words, with Deleon accusing Sapp of disrespect and Sapp advising Deleon his demeanor and his threats were unwarranted and were causing a hostile work environment. Sapp claims that Deleon then told him he now unders tood the citizen complaints he had previously received a gainst Sapp. Now I have proof myself, Sapp says Deleon told him. Acall made asking for Kings recollections regard-i ng the issue was not returned by press time. Deleon agrees the issue of citizen complaints was raised. He told the News-Sun Thursday it was Sapps demeanor and behaviort oward him that made him wonder if past citizen complaints against Sapp might have some truthfulness. Some very serious allegat ions have been launched against me, Deleon said Thursday. I have to defendm yself, so I went and r equested copies of comp laints regarding that same type of (intimidating ior Deleon said he could find no files of citizen complaints prior to King taking over after former chief of policeM ike Rowan was fired. Citizen complaints prior to John King were not avail-a ble, he said, adding that it was too soon to draw any k ind of conclusions. Written records may exist somewhere; it might only be a matter of finding them. O n the other hand, Deleon said, It concerns me that a c itizen may have filed a complaint without any written record kept. This is a critical issue, D eleon said, because the state has clear guidelines, timelines and processes regarding citizen complaints, for which the city is responsible. Right now I dont know how complaint records, prior to King, are stored, or if theyh ave even been addressed, Deleon said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 6 3 3 2 2 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Local residents looking to get assistance for Tropical Storm Debby damage have one final day to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at The Bert J. Harris A gricultural Center in Sebring. M ary Margaret Walker, FEMAdisaster specialists, stated that the center will shut down Saturday at 6 p.m. e just havent had a lot of traffic there, said Walker Wednesday afternoon. The FEMARecovery Center was set up early last w eek in order to provide locals with a place to get help in the process of applying for federal aid or loanst o help with recovery and/or repair from Debby. The center has had maybe 20 people come in. Weve done a total of 57a pplications in Highlands County, said Walker. The numbers are lower t han expected but that isnt totally a bad thing, explained Walker. Each FEMAcenter is closely monitored by the state and the low numbersi ndicate that Highlands C ounty survivorsneeds have been met. Two other centers, Clay County and Bradford County, are also closing Saturday. Highlands County residents may visit the closest center in Manatee County at the Manatee County C onvention Center at 1 Haben Blvd. in Palmetto for f urther needs or assistance or call the FEMAhelp line at 1-800-621-3362. Survivors and businesses also may apply online at the Small Business Administrations website https://disasterloan.sba.gov/e la or obtain details on SBA d isaster loan applications by calling 1-800-659-2955. Local FEMA center for Debby victims closing Saturday N ot much traffic at Sebring site C ontinued from page 1A Avon Park PDofficer files complaint against Deleon News-Sun file A question asked by City Council member Paul Miller led to a confrontation between City Manager Julian Deleon and APPDDetective Jessie Sapp after the July 11 meeting. Deleon B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING According to Highlands County Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine, ar ecent scam to defraud centers around jury duty. We have had four or five complaints in the last couple of days, Germaine said Tuesday. The victim is told that t hey have missed jury duty and there is a warrant out f or their arrest. The victim is told they can avoid arrest if they pay a $500 fine viat heir credit card. They can avoid arrest if they pay i mmediately, Germaine said. That is fraud. We dont a rrest people for missing jury duty, and we never call and demand payment, Germaine said. We send out several notices to thosew ho miss jury duty. I want to make sure that the information gets out there that we do not arrest people or call people liket hat, Germaine said. Those called for jury duty a re notified three times via mail before a sheriff deputys erves the papers in person. If you are unsure, you c an call our office and we can clear things up. Call the m ain number at 402-6564 if you have any questions Germaine added. I hope we can get someone to file an affidavit and g et the sheriff involved, Germaine said. According to Nell Hays, HCSO public information officer, anyone receiving ac all to turn over their credit card information should n eeds to notify the HCSO. Anyone who has returned the call and hasg iven their credit card number is asked to call their l ocal law enforcement agency and make a report, Hays said in a press release W ednesday. Do not give out any personal information over the phone unless you have initiated the call. This includesc redit card numbers, Social Security number, drivers license number, date of birth or any banking information, Sheriff SusanB enton said Wednesday. Residents who have g iven out a numbers or who have possibly beens cammed should call the HSCO at 402-7200. Clerk: Beware of jury duty scam under way GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINT 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 Page 4ANews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012www.newssun.com Well,actually,it is,in the sense that o ur nation has become a battlefield of ideas pitting left against right. The possible use of drones over American cities, towns and neighborhoods has further split the right,pitting big-governmentc onservatives against their small-government,more libertarian-minded brethren. D rones are unmanned aircraft the federal government has sent aloft to spy on, and sometimes kill,insurgents inA fghanistan and elsewhere. The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year a pproved their use by local law enforcers. Now,all sorts of people are eager to launch drones farmers,oil companies,real estate agents and police, w ho could use the mechanized eyes in the sky to chase bad guys,nab speeders and aid search-and-rescue missions. Depending on what you think of enlarging the governments ability tok eep watch over average folk,drones hold either great promise or great peril. The rift was nicely captured by this p assage in a recent Associated Press report: When Virginia Gov.Bob M cDonnell,a Republican,suggested during an interview on Washington r adio station WTOP last month that drones be used by police since they have done such a good job on foreign battlefields,the political backlash was swift. NetRightDaily complained:This seemsl ike something a fascist would do. McDonnell isnt pro-Big Government, he is pro-HUGE Government. Gov. McDonnells argument sounds familiar. For years,and especially since9 /11,conservatives in Northwest Florida have argued for more government scrutiny of the populace,from warrantless wiretaps to traffic-light cameras. Their usual rationale:If you have noth-i ng to hide,you have nothing to be afraid of. On this issue,well side with the s keptics. America already is inching toward a surveillance society. We dont need pilotless flying cameras to hastent he loss of our privacy and our freedoms. A n editorial from the Northwest Florida Daily News. Keep drones grounded over USA Jo hn Whitehead,president of the conservative Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville,Va.,recently spoke out against police use of drones to snoop on U.S. citizens. America,he said,is not a battlefield. Republicans are attempti ng to limit voter turnout in various states,including Pennsylvania,by requiring citizens to produce particular forms of photographic identification on election day in order to exercise their right to vote. We should be doing just the opposite. In fact,we should be doing whatever we can to increase voter turnout on Election Day.The easiest way to do that would be to require all citizens to vote under penalty of paying a small,perhaps $3,fine for failing to vote,as is done in Australia,Brazil,Singapore, Uruguay,and several other democracies. Mandatory voting would insure that elected officials are truly representative of their electorates,and not just those most interested in and most able to vote on Election Day. In the U.S. we are experiencing political gridlock because both major political parties are dominated by their most extreme wings which are most likely to vote and be politically active. Mandatory voting would force both political parties and all candidates to pitch their campaigns towards the political center where the less politically attentive have been prone to not voting. Mandatory voting will insure that even the least privileged segments of the electorate will have a say in the outcome of elections, and may to some extent mitigate the impact of money on elections,since "get out the vote" efforts will no longer be required. Citizens may be more attentive to political developments and issues knowing that they are required to vote on Election Day. Mandatory voting would also prevent efforts at voter suppression by employers or special interests or anyone else. U.S. citizens have many obligations under our Constitution and laws. Citizens are required to pay taxes and to attend school up to a certain age. Citizens are required to show up for jury duty when summoned,and are subject to military conscription whenever Congress requires. Citizens who are financially able,we recently learned,can be compelled to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. In comparison, requiring citizens to vote would be a minor imposition,but with big,positive consequences for democracy. Mandatory voting will not insure a 100 percent voter turnout. Exceptions will have to be made for those physically unable,or who otherwise have a good excuse. There will always be some who neglect or who deliberately choose not to vote. The fine for not voting may be difficult to collect. But jurisdictions that have imposed the legal requirement of a small payment for every disposable grocery or merchandise bag,have seen a dramatic increase in customers bringing their own re-usable bags or alternatively juggling their purchases without a bag to avoid paying an extra nickel or dime. Most voters can be expected to make considerable effort to vote if it means avoiding a fine of even just a few dollars. Functioning democracies require citizen participation. Higher participation by citizens gives legitimacy and respect to elected leaders and the electoral process. We should stop trying to restrict voting for citizens,and instead should do what is necessary to insure that every citizen votes. Jan Ting is a Professor of Law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law and a former Assistant Commissioner for Refugees, Asylum and Parole, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice. Jan can be reached at janting@temple.edu/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Voting should be mandatory Guest Column Jan Ting Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Dear Columnist: I am 8 y ears old. Some of my friends say if you hear it on a talk show,or from a big political pundit on TV,it must be so. They say their parents are certain wholl win the election becauset he other side is so awful it will destroy America if they w in. Can this election be predicted and is the survival of the America myp arents and I know at risk? Virginia Schmiggleberg 9 68 Hydrolic Street P.S. Why cant the candidates be as cute as Justin B eiber? Virginia,your little friends and their parents are wrong. A merica throughout its proud history has experienced overheated,demonizing political rhetoric,and somehow our country sur-v ived Presidents from each party as incompetent as m any of them may have been. But its true thath atred seemingly drives our politics more than ever. Todays raw hatred is certainly a true example of transparency in politics. F orget talk show hosts for anything but preaching to choirs. Some on the right and left have become (cracked) mirror images ofe ach other. On the right,Rush Limbaugh has removed his last fig leaf (a dreadful image) to reveal pure personal hatred of Barack Obama. Limbaugh now says its clear who hates this country.On the left, talker Mike Malloy showed equal blinding partisan hatred with his contemptible on-the-air interviewith Satan to ask how dead conservative blogger AndrewBreitbart is doing in in hell.Many talk show listeners barf up their favorite hosts riffs into blog posts,Facebook postings and conversation. Talk show hosts give partisan choirs new music to sing. Some pundits and hosts on conservative Fox News and liberal MSNBC are actually political entertainers who name-call and push specific candidates. There not serious analysts. The media create a conventional wisdom that changes on a dime. Only weeks ago, President Barack Obama seemed on the ropes due to an ailing economy,bad polling numbers on whether voters feel the country is on the right track,and statements from surrogates who contradicted talking points. And today? The National Journals Charlie Cook writes:The strategic decision by the Romney campaign not to define him personally not to inoculate him from inevitable attacks seems a perverse one... The election is still more than three months away,and yet it has a different feel than it did just a month ago. Just ass ome Democrats in midJune were starting to sound a s if they were giving Obama up for dead, Republicans are nowd espairing. We have to remind ourselves that this e lection still has a long way to go. Many analysts note that h istory suggests Obama will lose. But others note that Obama has often ignored and defied history and historys guidepostsm ay be more complicated than pundits say. In his masterful book, The Candidate:What it Takes to Win and Hold the White House, University of California P olitical Scientist Samuel Poplin says a challengersc ampaign must be like a nimble speedboat and adapt quickly,while an incumbents is like a battleship, slower to course-correct.R omnes campaign today seems the battleship,and Obamas the speedboat. In recent weeks Obama has taken several actions thatm ove him closer to Poplins specific,historical criteria for winning incumbents. Attorney and Moderate Voice blogger Patrick Edaburn analyzed American University political science professor Allan Lichtmans reliable keys to the White Houseand found Democrats have 10 of 8 needed to win. In an interview with a liberal blogger, Lichtman who has successfully predicted every Presidential winner since Ronald Reagans 1984s reelection, said the Democrats have three more keys needed to win. So,yes,Virginia,there are some things to watch. But you still cant assume anything. Remember the old saying:Assume makes an assout of uand Which is why if you listen closely to pundits,partisan talkers and bloggers this election year,youll be sure to hear a lot of braying. PS:Its true that neither candidate looks like Justin Beiber. But both have sung in public. Obama wasnt bad,but admirers of the musical scale are thinking of suing Mitt Romney for abuse. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He is Editor-in-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. The tempestuous 2012 election Guest Column Joe Gandelman


C M Y K Associated PressMIRAMAR The pare nts of the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer rejected the shooters claim that the death wasa part of Gods plan. In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity televised Wednesday, George Zimmerman said he felt thec ourse of the night 17-yearold Trayvon Martin was killed was all Gods plan. e must worship a different God, Martins father,T racy Martin, told The Associated Press. There is no way that my G od wanted George Zimmerman to murder my teenage son. S peaking Thursday on NBCs Today show, the t eens mother, Sybrina Fulton, said the notion was ridiculous. I n the Fox News interview, Zimmerman also said h ed like to talk with Trayvon Martins parents about what happened. Absolutely not, Fulton said when asked on NBC ifs hed be willing to meet with Zimmerman. T he Fox News interview was Zimmermans first lengthy television interviewa nd was conducted at an undisclosed location in S eminole County, where Zimmerman must remain under conditions of his r elease on bail. Zimmerman, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooti ng in Sanford, about 20 miles north of Orlando. Martin is black and Z immerman has a white father and Hispanic mother. The shooting prompted nationwide protests after Z immerman was not arrested for weeks after the shooting. Zimmerman claims Martin a ttacked him and has pleaded not guilty, claiming selfdefense under Floridas stand your ground law. Z immerman is free on $1 million bail. In his interview, Zimmerman said he would like to tell Martins parentsh e was sorry about the teens death. I cant imagine what it must feel like. And I pray for them daily, Zimmermans aid. Later, he added: I am sorry that this happened. B ut Fulton said it is hard for her to accept his apology because he still says he does n ot regret anything he did on the night of the shooting. When asked in the Fox News interview to explain what he meant when he told a police dispatcher he was f ollowing Martin, Zimmerman said he was trying to keep an eye on Martin to tell police. He said he was not following Martin buta ttempting to get a more precise address for the authorities. Whether Zimmerman was the aggressor plays a majorr ole in his self-defense claim. I hadnt given them a correct address. I was going to give them the actuala ddress, he said. I meant that I was going in the same direction as him. I didntm ean that I was actually pursuing him. Zimmerman said shortly a fter he got out of his car, Martin was right next to h im. Zimmerman said he looked down to try to findh is cellphone and when he looked up, Martin punched h im and broke his nose. Then, he said, Martin straddled him and started slamming his head down. He started bashing my h ead into the concrete sidewalk. I was disoriented, Zimmerman said, adding that it was at that point he began to fear for his life anotherk ey element in his selfdefense claim. He said as the two were struggling, Martin said youre going to diet onight. Zimmerman said he yelled out multiple times shouts captured on 911 calls by local residents in hopes the authorities wouldl ocate them. I was yelling in hopes that they were in the vicinitya nd they would come and find me, he said. As soon as he broke my n ose, I started yelling for help. M artins parents have said they believe it was their son who was yelling for help. Z immerman also said racial profiling had nothing t o do with the confrontation. Im not a racist and Im not a murderer, he said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp uniform; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 AZURE COLLEGE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 5 5 2 2 1 1 real pro nails; 5.542"; 3"; Black; real pro nails exchange essay; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 6 3 3 5 5 ministry. There is a need for singles to meet for fun and fellowship. The first get-together is 6 p.m. Sunday at Zenos Restaurant. Cost is $5 for pizza and soft drinks. The group will meet the third Sunday of every month. Any questions, call Tom or Patti Katsanis at 633-9354 or 633-9787.Scribes Night Out set for SundaySEBRING The next chapter of Scribes Night Out, the literary hoe-down that happens the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. at Brewsters Coffee House Brew (just south of Home Depot place this Sunday. Writers whod like to read a sample of their work or folks whod just like to listen are all invited to this event sponsored by the Heartland Cultural Alliance. Admission is free. For more information about the event, call SNO facilitators Larry or Elaine Levey at 385-8618. Continued from page 2A D ONALD CARLISLE Donald Leon Carlisle, 60, of Sebring, went to his Heavenly Father on July 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, DanaR unnion and Donika; son, Isaac; granddaughters, KatieA shley and Veronica DAngelo; great-grandson, Justin; brother, Lenard Carlisle Jr.; and sister, Dianne Logston. D on was an ordained minister through the New Testament Church andM ission, worked for the city of Sebring in Waste Water Treatment and worked as a tree trimmer for many years. His Cherokee name was ork Horse. He loved his family, the Gators, golfing and telling others about Jesus, and most of all the Lord. He will be greatly missed. Afuneral service will be Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2 p .m. at Morris Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to New Testament Church andM ission or charity of choice. Online condolences may be e xpressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL33870 WILBAANDREWS Wilba Mae Andrews passed away on June 30, 2012. She was born inS umner, Fla. on Nov. 18, 1914 to Arthur and Electra Mershon Hoover. The family moved to Miami, Fla., later moved to Key Largo where they grew Key limes and had a packing house in Rock Harbour. Afire destroyed everything and they moved back to Miami. Wilba m oved to Lake Placid, Fla. after the death of her husband, Glenn, and later moved to Marathon, Fla. to b e near her daughter. She h ad many friends and was loved by all who met her. We enjoyed hearing the stories of her life and were fascinated by them. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Robinson and husband Bill; sister, Grace McCleskey; granddaughter, Dawn Robinson Finney and husband Kevin; grandsons, G lenn Fichter and wife S tacy, and Grant Fichter and wife Amy; great-granddaughters, Amber Finney and Ally Fichter; and greatgrandson, Landon Beer. She is preceeded in death by her daughter Glenda Fichter. Acelebration of her life will be held in the open on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Alva, Fla. at 11 a.m. on July 21 followed by refreshments and fellowship. Please contact Grant Fichter at (239 872-2625 for details on the memorial service. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Carlisle Andrews OBITUARIES Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Parents: Trayvon Martins death not Gods plan MCT T he parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton, look on during defendant George Zimmermans bond hearing in Seminole circuit court in Sanford o n June 29. I cant imagine what it must feel like. And I pray f or them daily. I a m sorry that it h appened.GEORGEZIMMERMAN In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 8 88-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


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C M Y K a dministrator I also agree with that timeline. I think we should wait, Commissioner Greg Harris said. I think we are in pretty good hands with June. We need to get through the budget, so I concur with that timeline, Commissioner RonH andley said. Commissioner Barbara Stewart agreed. Ive been extremely impressed with what has happened over the last cou-p le of weeks, Stewart said. Stewart wanted to emphas is that Fisher had the support of the board, but wanted to quash any discussion or questions about Fishers authority. Stewart stressed that Fisher had the authority andr esponsibility to handle the day-to-day things. She is in charge and we have confidence in her Stewart stressed. Board Chair Jack Richie w anted to make sure the hiri ng process for a new admini strator did not go past the s tart of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, but did support Fisher in the short term. June has my complete e ndorsement, Richie said. I dont put the budget as a reason to wait. Staff is doing a marvelous job, and I know this organization and direct ors will give Miss Fisher all t he help and respect she deserves right now, Richie said. But if you reach a consensus to wait until Oct. 1 for the search, that is fine with me. No later than Oct. 1 though, Richie said. Highlands County currently o wes $388,083.12 in back billing after rebates. If we ask every single department to cut 10 percent, thats still not enough, saidC ommissioner Greg Harris. I know there are items in there where we could find $ 500,000, said Barbara Stewart. F isher additionally asked the board to consider rolling the millage forward, increasing property taxes to 7.3534 mills. T he millage is currently at 7.1 mills on each $1,000 of appraised value, but Fisher made it clear this would give the board some options. e can lower the millage later. This leaves us somer oom, Fisher said. Finally, Fisher suggested f urther workshops on the budget including Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The board directed Fisher t o take the next two weeks and look for areas that need t o be eliminated or decreased. The list included a reduction in the $330,000 funding to the cities for recreation. Ita lso included cuts to industrial development, Nu-Hope Elder Care, Ridge Area Arc, the Highlands County Boys and Girls Club and the three chambers of commerce. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 2012Page 7A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process 92463 publix liquor pr; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 3 4 4 3 3 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, main #1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 SFSC 3x10.5 00021673 Continued from page 1A News-Sun file photos Guests have a good time at the Nu-Hope Elder Care Services annual Thanksgiving dinn er (top photoand Sue Talos proudly shows artwork she made during a Ridge Area Arc project. The programs may face fuding cuts as the county tries to balance its budget. County looks for budget savings Continued from page 1A Fisher to stay in charge until budget is complete I think we are in p retty good hands w ith June. We need to get through the b udget.RONHANDLEY county commissioner The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressTOLEDO, Ohio A4year-old girl who went through two years of cancer treatments isnt being allowed to go on a Make-AWish trip to Disney World because her father said shes in remission and the trips should go to children who are sicker than his daughter. The young girl, McKenna May of Haskins, had the trip postponed twice while was undergoing treatment for leukemia and finally was set to go in August when the father refused to sign off on the trip, the girls mother and grandmother said Thursday. The family said Make-AWish requires signatures from both parents if either have visitation rights or is listed on the birth certificate. McKennas parents never married or lived together. Her grandmother said the father only recently received visitation privileges. McKennas mother and grandmother are now collecting donations at local businesses to pay for the trip to Disney on their own. Money has poured in since their story spread beyond northwest Ohio. They havent told McKenna why the Make-AWish trip was canceled. eve told her were still going to Disney, just not when she thought it was happening, said her grandmother, Lori Helppie. Dad turns down Make-AWish trip


C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012www.newssun.com e dont have a choice; theyre going to impose it.S cott (Noethlich are absolutely going to a 401k. Well, thats their issue. Our issue is Chief (Brad Batz, said SebringP rofessional Firefighter Association Local No. 3210 Union President Ross Edmonds. According to Edmonds, B atz has breached contracts of certain union members. Investigations of four fire-f ighters (Jimmy Baker, Brandon Albritton, Bobby Border and Ken Barfield)h ave been opened by the Sebring Police Department at t he request of the city, Edmonds said. They sent it over to the p olice department. Commander (Steve d oing the investigating, I think. Theyve never done that. Theres never been an internal investigation on any city department that I knowo f, at least not in this department, Edmonds said. E dmonds stated that a fellow firefighter came to him with concerns about thei nvestigations and alleged threats of termination and job l oss. Once that firefighter came back to me and said he w as scared, I contacted the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) in Washington. I told the council You guys are pick-i ng on our guys. Youre out of control. Edmonds said. Things got even messier when the possibility of shutting down Station 15 on U.S.2 7 was raised during the last weeks general budget works hop. During the meeting, Batz was advised to do somen umber crunching and come up with the amount of savings the city would be looking at if Station 15 were to be shut down. Its nothing new to us, them threatening to close Station 15. Chief has been saying this for a year. Its justa tactic; theyre telling us u nion guys to calm down. They say they would be closing it down to save money but thats a lie. Theyre closing it down to get rid of us, Edmonds said. I think its a bullying move; to calm us down or to have the union turn on me. Hoffman addressed Edmonds accusations of bullying Thursday morning. The elected bodies decide what level of services the citizens will receive. We have been having some financial issues, but no decisions have been made yet. I talked toB atz this morning and he doesnt even have a number yet. Nothing has been decided, Hoffman said. Edmonds asked City F inance Director Mike Eastman for information regarding the budget so that it could be sent to IAFF. They tried to say I couldn t have it, but Mike gave it to me because he knows the law. Basically what IAFFs aid is that the city is doing great, so I dont see why they would shut down that station.O r why they need to say that contributions to other organiz ations like the Boys & Girls Club, which is a great organization, is dependent on ourp ension numbers. That is a lie. The city has already a ccepted their pension deal, Edmonds said. Edmondsconcerns, he says, are not with numbers and money but with Batz andt he service provided to the community. We keep a boat there (Station 15 and stuff. If they close it,w ell be working out of the downtown station. We cant k eep a boat there. This is going to be putting people at a higher risk, Edmonds said. U nion members have come to the city council multiple times, according to Edmonds, about the mistreatment of certain firefighters as well asB atzs alleged breaches of their contracts. He has his favorites and theyve (council support him, and now thec ouncil is sort of stuck in the middle. What I want everyo ne to know and understand is what they are talking aboutb ehind closed doors isnt dollars and cents. Its about us and how to shut us up, Edmonds said. Edmonds said the recent i nvestigations of members of the fire department have caused difficulties within the fire department, but not between fire and policed epartments. No. Absolutely not, we have no strain between us and the police department. They back us up in the field and they have a chief that supports them. Any strain in any department is within our own department, Edmonds said. Chief is the seed of most of our problems. Hoffman has strong feelings about the union members and firefighters and their relationship with Batz. I think Chief Batz is one of the best chiefs in a small city fire department in thes tate of Florida. I am 100 percent behind him and I know that Scott (Noethlich the city council members. Any problems with him needt o be resolved for the better operation of the department, Hoffman said. Edmonds stated encounters with both Hoffman andN oethlich leads him to believe that the city is only interested in favoring theg ood ole boys rather than doing what is right. He (Noethlich m y face You better calm down or youre going to get i n trouble.Hoffman told us that we better find a way to work with Chief or we wouldb e in trouble. They arent trying to help us, thats why the c ontract is still open; not because of money, but because they want to change it to take out the arbitration discipline and they cant dot hat unless we agree to change it, Edmonds said. H offman stated that the current freeze for contribution plans has been acceptedb y the police department but not by the fire department. C ity staff has decided to begin going through proposals for a defined contribution p lan for the fire department 401k plan. Contribution pension benefits are not sustainable. It escalates to a point that a cityj ust can not afford and its not just here, its all over Florida. There are some cities in California that have declared bankruptcies overt his and we do not want to do that, Hoffman said. T he next meeting regarding the tentative general fundb udget will be the first public hearing on Sept. 5. The next collective bargaining meeting for firefighter pension will be held Aug. 29. H offman stated that the city has asked both the fire and police departments for basic data and numbers for the budget, which the policed epartment has provided. e had to act. Weve filled in the pension numbers the best we can and weve got a balanced budget on the fire pension, Hoffman said. The final budget hearing will take place Sept. 19 at City Hall. Hopefully at the next meeting theyll cut this mess out about closing Station 15 down, but well see, Edmonds said. Continued from page 1A Local 3210 (Sebring Professional Firefighters Association, FL) president Ross Edmonds, the illegal interrogation of several Local 3210 officers and members, and the unlawful and unsubstantiated singling out and discipline of Local Secretarytreasurer Kyle Yancey Schaitberger claimed the request for a police investigation was a clear attempt to unlawfully retaliate against President Edmonds. The letter includes allegations that Chief (Brad has regularly called Local 3210 members into his office to intimidate, threaten and harass them based on their union participation and to strong-arm them into declaring their loyalty to him over the union, Schaitberger stated in his letter. According to the letter, Sebring Police Commander Steve Carr was directed to interrogate these members regarding the aforementioned investigation into President Edmondssick leave, which included a threat to one member that if he spoke to anyone regarding his interrogation, he would be hauled off in handcuf Schaitberger wrote. The letter from Schaitberger further states that Yancey was recently suspended and denied overtime for simply blowing a department vehicles horn during a non-emergency. It is commonplace and goes unpunished by other department employees, Schaitberger wrote. Schaitberger also alleges that firefighters were told by city officials to calm down their union activity and were threatened with further trouble if they continued upholding their memberslawfully protected rights. Edmonds informed the News-Sun that firefighters Jimmy Baker, Brandon Albritton, Bobby Border and Ken Barefield are being investigated by the Sebring Police Department for sick leave and overtime use. They sent it over to the police department. Commander (Steve doing the investigating I think. Theyve never done that. Theres never been an internal investigation on any city department that I know of, at least not in this department, Edmonds said. Schaitberger urges the city to stop their activities and to comply with statutory and constitutional protections and to direct the fire department to refrain from unwarranted and unlawful harassment. I was asked to take an impartial look into the allegations, Carr said on Thursday. It is not a criminal investigation, it is administrative and it is still pending. Batz referred all questions about the issue to city administrators Scott Noethlich and Bob Hoffman. Noethlich was out of the office on Thursday and Hoffman was in a meeting at press time. Continued from page 1A Fire pension talks spawn allegations in Sebring IAFFclaims intimidation


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012Page 9A PUBLIC AUCTION: AUGUST 10, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1979 HONDA AB015006035 July 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 11-00096 DIVISION: AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HENRY BARRY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11-00096 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Aurora Loan Services, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Henry Barry, Joanne M. Barry, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 1st day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 50, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 228 CUMQUAT ROAD N.E., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 6th day of July, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk July 15, 22, 2012 P osted: July 16, 2012 United States District Court S outhern District of Florida Public Notice United States Magistrate Judge F ort Lauderdale, Florida The Judicial Conference of the United States has authori zed the appointment of a full-time United States Magist rate Judge for the Southern District of Florida at Fort Lauderdale. This appointment will succeed the incumbent who was appointed as United States district judge. The b asic jurisdiction of the United States magistrate judge is s pecified in Title 28, United States Code, Section 636. The duties of the position are demanding and wide ranging, inc luding, but not limited to: 1) conducting most preliminary p roceedings in criminal cases; 2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; 3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges o f the district court; 4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and 5) assist the district court with any additional duties as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the United States. To be qualified for the appointment an applicant must: Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto R ico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active prac-t ice of law for a period of at least five years (with some substitutes authorized); Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; b e committed to equal justice under the law; be in good h ealth; be patient and courteous; and be capable of delibe ration and decisiveness; Be less than seventy years old; and N ot be related to a judge of the district court. A Merit Selection panel composed of attorneys and other m embers of the community will review all applicants and r ecommend to the judges of the district court, in confidence, the names of at least five applicants for the posit ion whose character, experience, ability and commitment to equal justice under law fully qualify them to serve as a United States magistrate judge. The Court will make the appointment, following an FBI full-field investigation and an IRS tax check of the appointee. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified cand idates, including women and members of minority groups. The current annual salary for the position is $ 160,080.00. The term of office is eight years. O fficial application forms may be found on our U.S. District Court, Southern District, web page, www.flsd.uscourts.gov u nder Public Notice-Vacancy of U.S. Magistrate Judge. C ompleted applications must be submitted to: Flsd_magistratejudgerecruitment@flsd.uscourts.gov A ll applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications will be exa mined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and the judges of the district court. The panel's deliberations w ill remain confidential. Instructions for completion and submission of the applicat ion are included on each application form. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2012. THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER July 20, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2011-CA-000842 Division: Civil FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, v. MAGDALENA DIAZ A/K/A MAGDALENA HITT; MIC HAEL L. HITT, JR.; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated June 28, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2011-CA-000842 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION is Plaintiff, MAGDALENA DIAZ A/K/A MAGDALENA HITT; MICHAEL L. HITT, JR.; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK are Defendants. BOB GERMAINE, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on 30th day of July, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK G, LOTELA TERRACE, THIRD ADDITION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 806 REDDICK STREET, AVON PARK, FLORIDA 33825 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 29, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2009-CA-001038 Division: Civil BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DEBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND IF ANY; CARA TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARA TOWNSEND IF ANY; AMY TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMY TOWNSEND IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MANOR HILL OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A MANOR HILL PROPERTY OWNER ASSOCIATION; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated June 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2009-CA-001038, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff, and DEBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND; CARA TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARA TOWNSEND N/K/A WILLIAM MANCUSO; AMY TOWNSEND; MANOR HILL OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A MANOR HILL PROPERTY OWNER ASSOCIATION; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on 30th day of July, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 63, BLOCK 260, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 3318 SUNRISE DR., SEBRING, FL 33872. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 29, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-11-00887 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. ALVIN B. NEEDHAM; ALICE L. NEEDHAM; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC. FKA LEISURE LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 30th day of July, 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 s ituate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 7, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 6, 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 C ourt this 29th day of July, 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 July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-205 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLARD LEE HAMMAC a/k/a WILLIAM L. HAMMAC Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLARD LEE HAMMAC a/k/a WILLIAM L. HAMMAC, deceased, whose date of death was February 6, 2012; File Number PC 12-205, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 13, 2012. /s/ Bonnie Hammac Sheldon Personal Representative: 2740 E. Milky Way Gilbert, AZ 85295 /s/ L. Bruce Swiren Attorney for Personal Representative: Email: bswiren@swirenlawfirm.com Florida Bar No. 329347 L. Bruce Swiren, P.A. 1516 E. Hillcrest Street Suite 200 Orlando, Florida 32803 Telephone: (407 Facsimile: (407 July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-935-GCS STEVE COLTHARP and SARAH M. COLTHARP, H usband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. LUCIO CASIO LOPEZ, if alive and if not, the UNKNOWN SPOUSE, heirs, devisess, grantees, credit ors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LUCIO CASIO LOPEZ and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: LUCIO CASIO LOPEZ, if alive and if not, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LUCIO CASIO LOPEZ, and all claimants under any of such party; 1603 Golden Age Villas, Avon Park, FL 33825 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: The property: 1603 Golden Age Villas, Avon Park, FL 33825 Dwelling Unit No. 1603, Building F-1, GOLDEN AGE VILLAS, AVON PARK, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 20, Bock 62, Avon Park, Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, as shown by map or plat thereof recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit court in and for DeSoto County, Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part) in Plat Book 1, Page 58; thence in a Southerly direction along the Easterly right of way line of DeSoto Avenue a distance of 60 feet to the Northwest corner of a closed park; thence in an Easterly direction along the North boundary of a closed park, a distance of 99.61 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along the North boundary of a closed park, a distance of 28.24 feet to a point; thence in a Southerly direction and parallel to DeSoto Avenue, through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 70 feet to a point on the center line of a closed park; thence i n a Westerly direction along the center line of a closed park a distance of 28.24 feet to a point; thence in a Northerly direction through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 70 feet to the Point of Beginning, as per plat recorded in O.R. Book 277, Page 438 and 439, 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 John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before July 31, 2012; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 3rd day of July, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B Y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (8637 prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2012CP-257 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES A. PERAGINE, A/K/A ANGELO CHARLES PERAGINE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES A. PERAGINE, A/K/A ANGELO CHARLES PERAGINE, deceased, whose date of death was May 9, 2012; File Number 2012CP-257, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, 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. A ll 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. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 20, 2012. /s/ Blanche G. Peragine Personal Representative 181 Woodside Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 /s/ D. Andrew Hunt Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0612723 Hunt & Smith Law Firm, P.A. PO Box 1260 Lake Wales, FL 33859-1260 Telephone: (863 Facsimile: (863 July 20, 27, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-140-GCS CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN I. DIAZ, a/k/a CARMEN DIAZRIVERA; ISAIRIS D. STALL, a/k/a ISAIRIS DIAZ-STALL and JEMAR D. STALL, a/k/a JEMAR RYDELL STALL, husband and wife; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARMEN I. DIAZ, a/k/a CARMEN DIAZ-RIVERA Last Known Address: 1467 Ruth Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 and ISAIRIS DIAZ-STALL Last Known Address: 609 Ballard Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, in favor of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. dated October 6, 2003 and recorded on October 14, 2003, in Official Records Book 1710, Page 992, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, encumbering the following real and personal property located in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: Tract A, Avon Park Estates Unit III, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page(s Highlands County, Florida, Together with that certain 2004 Clayton Freedom 68' x 32' Doublewide Mobile Home, Serial #WHC013263GAA and WHC013263GGAB, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 215 S. Monroe St., Suite 510, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within twenty (20 file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on June 29, 2012. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 12354GCS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA K. WALKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA K. WALKER; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA N.A. F/K/A CAPITAL ONE BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: CYNTHIA K. WALKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA K. WALKER whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: The following described land, situated, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 20, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 65, 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 counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before August 21, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 11th day of July, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK July 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000519 DIVISION: UNC: 282012CA000519XXCICI GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA Plaintiff, vs. GILBERTO CATALAN; MARIA CATALAN A/K/A MARIA ROSARIO CATALAN; JOHN DOE; Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANT(S GILBERTO CATALAN 2024 GARDNER DRIVE LORIDA, FL 33857 GILBERTO CATALAN 925 POOLE LN IMMOKALEE, FL 34142 MARIA CATALAN A/K/A MARIA ROSARIO CATALAN 2024 GARDNER DRIVE LORIDA, FL 33857 MARIA CATALAN A/K/A MARIA ROSARIO CATALAN 925 POOLE LN IMMOKALEE, FL 34142 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 3, LORIDA ACRES SUBDIVISON, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff: VESCHIO LAW GROUP, LLC 2001 W. KENNEDY BLVD. Tampa, FL 33606 on or before August 14, 2012, or within 30 days of the first publication of this notice of action, and file the Original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on July 5, 2012. C lerk of the Circuit Court, HIGHLANDS County 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 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 AT (863 534-4686 AT LEAST SEVEN (7 YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7 HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. 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If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT C ITY OF SEBRING: COMMUNITY R EDEVELOPMENT AGENCY RFP #12-025: SALE OF 432 NORTH RIDGEWOOD DRIVE T he City of Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA property owned by the Redevelopment Agency. Proposals c an be for commercial, residential or mixed use developm ents. The property is located at the corner of North R idgewood Drive and Orange Street in Downtown Sebring, F lorida, legally described as TOWN OF SEBRING-TRANS B K-PG 6, LOT 1, Block 34. The property is 100 by 315 a nd according to an appraisal prepared for the Redevelopm ent Agency on April 17, 2012, the market value of the p roperty was established as $63,000. Florida Statutes C hapter 163.380 governs the disposal of property in a Redevelopment Area. Florida law requires the posting of this n otice, with the intent to solicit proposals from any individu al or developer who may wish to offer a proposal for the development of the property. All proposals will be given full consideration by the CRA and will be judged on the ability o f the proposal to meet the needs of the Community Redev elopment Plan, as well as the financial and legal ability of t he persons making such proposals to carry out the prop osal. The CRA may accept any proposal it deems to be in t he public interest and in the furtherance of the purpose of t he revitalization of the designated area. Proposals must f ollow specifications in the Request for Proposals (RFP d ated July 11, 2012 which may be obtained from the CRA o ffice. Pursuant to Florida Statute, any proposal accepted b y the CRA must be forwarded to the Sebring City Council f or a Public Hearing and final approval prior to the execut ion of any contract to sell, lease or otherwise transfer real p roperty. All questions and proposals should be addressed to the Sebring CRA located at 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The CRA Acting Executive Director is Robin Hinote, phone 863-471-5104. Pursuant t o Florida Statute, all proposals shall be received by the S ebring CRA no later than 30 days following the publication of this notice, in order to be considered by the Sebring C ommunity Redevelopment Agency. Robin Hinote City of Sebring CRA Acting Executive Director July 20, 27, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals12-026: Demolition Of 709 E O Douglas Ave, 714 E O D ouglas Ave,715 Harris Street, 829 Lemon Street, 1247 US 27 South The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purc hasing Department for: ITB #12-026: Demolition of 709 E O Douglas Ave, 7 14 E O Douglas Ave 715 Harris Street, 829 Lemon Street, 1247 US 27 South Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-4715168, or email: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870. It shall be the bidders responsibility to check the website for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, August 9, 2012, of the official time clock in the purchasing office. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804 visions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida July 20, 27, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.145 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 6.145, Subs titute Teachers, at a regular meeting of the Board on T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 , at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 1 20.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed rule is to modify the policy pursuant to recent l egislative guidelines. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: Any member of the Florida Ret irement System who has been retired for at least twelve ( 12) calendar months from any state administered retirem ent system may be employed as a substitute or hourly t eacher on contractual basis. There are no administrative fees for this plan. The specific legal authority includes S ections 1001.41, 1012.22 and 1012.23, F lorida Statu tes. T he School District believes that the proposed rule or a mendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendm ent will not result in substantial increase in costs or p rices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in signific ant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or a lternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or a mendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule o r amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office ( Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary July 20, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 2.70 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 2.70, Prohibiti ng Discrimination, Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting R oom, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 1 20.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule to update in accordance with annual rev iew and implement statutory changes and other correct ive measures as deemed necessary. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: This amendment would require that the School Board comply with all state and federal laws, which prohibit discrimination and a re designed to protect the civil rights of applicants, emp loyees, and/or students, or other persons or organizations p rotected by applicable law. The specific legal authority includes Sections 120.54, 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1 012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes t hat the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect o n small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual i ndustries or state or local government agencies, and will n ot result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulat ory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by l aw. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $150. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the p roposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey l ass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, F lorida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary July 20, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-67FC DOROTHY VOLPENTESTA, Petitioner, v. MELVIN SHUMAKER, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Dorothy Volpentesta Address unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a hearing on Respondent's Motion to Dismiss Injunction for Protection is scheduled before The Honorable Peter F. Estrada, in Courtroom 1A at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on July 30, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. 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, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863S ervice at ``711''. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 11th day of July, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: /s/ Amber Rodgers Deputy Clerk July 13, 20, 2012 1050L egals N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR A MENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CODE OF CONDUCT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Code of Conduct at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, A ugust 21, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed changes to the handbook shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant t o Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the Code of Conduct to u pdate in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following topics will be amended: 1. School Health Screenings: Parents who do not want their childs height/weight/BMI screening information sent home but would rather it be mailed can submit a written request with their mailing address to the health room staff at their childs school. 2. School Bus Guidelines: Electronic communication devices must be turned off and put away. Discipline Review Procedures Electronic Communications: The term wireless communication includes those devices which provide communication by text, word, voice or picture; such as cell phones, palm pilots, iPods, iPads, laptops, notebooks, e-readers, etc. Inappropriate Personal Conduct Harassment: Any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing conduct in written, verbal or physical form; or use of electronic communication devices that: 1) places a student or school employee in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property 2) has the effect of substantially interfering with a students educational performance, opportunities, or benefits, or 3) has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school including any course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such a person and serves no legitimate purpose. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b 1001.32, 1001.41, 1001.43, 1006.07, 1006.15, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary July 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12-90-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUSTIN C. JACKSON, CHRISTINA M. JACKSON, and ROBERT M. FOX, JR., Defendants. N OTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on June 27, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on July 30, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. The Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also, known as Lot 7, of T & K UNRECORDED. Togehter with a 1996 REDMAN SHADOWRIDGE Doublewide Mobile Home, I.D. #FLA14610404A/B, Title #70437867/870 Property Address: 2805 North Bonnet Creek Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000254 SEC.: Civil DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN T RUST 2006-AR11, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR11 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 1, 2006 Plaintiff, v. WAYNE M. LUPO, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2011-CA-000254 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 30th day of July, 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: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 10 AND ALL OF LOT 11, IN BLOCK 117, OF LAKE VIEW PLACE ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE SAID NORTH HALF OF LOT 10 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A COMMON BOUNDARY OF LOTS 10 AND 11 ON THE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG HOTIYEE AVENUE, RUN THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG HOTIYEE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY AND PARALLEL WITH THE SAID COMMON BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 10 AND 11 TO THE REAR LINE OF LOT 10; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE REAR OF LOT 10 TO THE COMMON BOUNDARY OF LOT 10 AND 11 THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SAID COMMON BOUNDARY OF LOT 10 AND 11 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 20TH DAY OF JUNE, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA July 13, 20, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION: AUGUST 03, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN #1997 BUICK 1G4HP52K2VH462624 July 20, 2012 1050L egals Classified ads get fast results AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00021016 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00021002


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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING This certainly wasnt what was expected ast he evening began. T he Sebring All-Stars, after all, had handily taken care of Mulberry Sunday morning by an 18-2 score in the second round of the Dixie Junior Boys Florida State Tournament at the Max Long Recreational Complex. B ut by the time the dust had settled Wednesday night, more than six hours of games were played and 46 runs had been scored before this Sebring squad mercifully clinched itsfourth straight state title. e definitely werent expecting to play two games tonight, head coach Dean Frazier said. They certainly hadnt h oped to either, after another nail-biting contest that saw them outlast the supposed biggest challenge of the tour-n ament, Spring Hill, by a 6-4 score late Tuesday night. A nd it didnt look like they planned to either as, free f rom facing the dizzying deliveries of Spring Hill s outhpaw Noah Siem, the Sebring bats looked ready to roll as Seth Cannady opened up the 5 p.m. contest with a home run over the right-field fence. T hat would be all that came across in the first, however, against wiry right-hander Austin Garcia, andM ulberry soon served notice that this would be a battle j oined. With two out against s tarter Daniel Simons, Morgan Harrison drew a w alk and Doug Hawsey launched one beyond the fence in right to give them a 2-1 lead. An error put Jeffery Corona on, where he promptl y stole second and third and came in when Eli Cozza also reached on an error. Brock Werrather then sing led up the middle and on a steal attempt, Werrather lured t he Sebring defense into a rundown, allowing Cozza to c ome in for a 4-1 margin after one. S ebring got one back as, also with two out, Trey Frazier and Brendan Doty lined back-to-back singles before Cannady pounded a double to left for a run. T he defense picked it up a bit in the bottom of the second as Frazier made a leaping snare of a Garcia liner,t hough Kurt McDonald reached on an infield hit and C ody Daniels walked. Not wanting his pitch c ount to build too much and burn him for a potential seco nd game, coach Frazier pulled Simons and brought Jay Bible on in relief. Bible got Chase Ricketts on a fly out to left-fielder David DeGenaro, but H arrison came through with an RBI single, scoring McDonald. DeGenaro, however, nailed D aniels trying to reach third on the play to end the inning w ith a 5-2 margin. The junior Blue Streaks l oaded the bases with one out in the third, but Garcia i nduced a double-play grounder to get out of it, and Mulberry added three more in the bottom of the frame. Hawsey hit his second homer in as many at bats to lead it off, and a walk, single and error loaded the bases. Garcia helped his own cause with an RBI single and after another pitching change, McDonald drew a walk to force in another run. Sebring matched those three runs in the fourth, with Cannady ripping a two-runs ingle and Josh Crouch later plating him with a sacrifice fly. But Mulberry was to soon blow it open and threaten to end it early. The bottom of the fourth saw an error to start the proceedings, Sebrings fourth of the game, with Corona singling and, after anotherp itching change, Cozza belting a three-run homer. They were swinging hard, coach Frazier said. It seemed like no matter what pitcher I put in, we couldnt get them out. Werrather kept the inning going with a single to right and one out later, McDonald also singled before Daniels p lated two with a double. R icketts knocked in another with a single and Harrison unloaded for a two-run shot over the fence. Sebring now trailed 16-5 Sebring squad captures fourth straight, fifth Highlands team this summer Jockeying between work and the rain, I had a couple of opportunities to get out on the water this week. My first outing was with Burt Watkins, an old fishingp artner of mine who lives in Avon Park. We decided to fish last Wednesday in one of the weekly morning tournaments on Lake Glenada. We arrived early, and I was surprised at the number of boats turning out for the event. The tournament started at 7 a.m. and we were in the water by 6:30, watching bass hit the surface as the other seven boats were launched. Our strategy was simple we figured wed throw top-water baits early over the hydrilla and other grass that now covered much of the shoreline, and as the sun came up and the day got hotter, wed switch to flipping the reeds. Although once we started fishing we realized the water had come up and much of the hydrilla was now under water. The tournament had a three-fish limit, and each fish had to be 14-inches or longer. It didnt take long to put our first fish in the boat, a nice 16-inch bass, followed by two bass just short of 14 inches. Keeper number two came on board around 8am, anoth-e r decent fish at 15 1/2 inches. We figured by 9 a.m. we should be culling and building on our total weight, but after a couple of missed strikes and a couple more shorts, we were approaching noon and what appeared to be a pretty ugly thunderstorm. Now I have a rule: I dont mind fishing in the rain. In fact I kind of enjoy it, but when I see that first flash of lightning, its time to get off the water. Apparently the other seven boaters had a similar rule, and within minutes, everybody was back at the boat ramp jockeying to get their boats loaded up. The storm hit full force just after I dropped Burt off on the shoreline to get the truck. I couldnt get my rain suit on fast enough when it started raining cats and dogs! The tournament was supp osed to end at 1 p.m., but due to the storm, it ended an hour early. I didnt get to see much of the weigh-in. By the time we took our bass up to be weighed in, most everyone had already weighed in their fish or gone home. We didnt expect to win anything with only two bass and we werent disappointed SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, July 20, 2012 Page 3B Courtesy photo Jim Whitney, former basketball coach at Sebring and Avon Park, was a featured guest on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, July 14. The show airs each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. July 21 marks the 30th anniversary of the program and there will be no studio guests as the listening audience is invited to call in with questions and comments. Hoops chat paves way to anniversary show Fishin Around... Don Norton Rainy days limit time on the water See FISH, Page 4B Courtesy photo Don Norton with a bass he took from Lake Glenada. Yet another State Champ! News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The 2012 Dixie Junior Boys State Champion, Team Sebring, enjoys their hard-fought, marathon win Wednesday night. This was the fourth straight state title this group of players has won, sending them to their fourth straight Dixie World Series as t wo-time defending champions. See CHAMPS, Page 4B BYROB MAADDI Associated PressMajor league baseballs non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching and rumors are swirling surrounding several big-name players. Who will be dealt before 4 p.m. ESTon July 31? Fewer teams are expected to be sellers this year because the addition of a second wild-card spot allows more clubs to stay in contention. But there should still be plenty of movement involving teams that are way behind in the playoff race. Will the five-time defending NLEast champion Philadelphia Phillies unload players? Can the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates make a big move in hopes of securing their first winning season since 1992? The New York Yankees have the best record in baseball, but they can afford any of the highpriced rental players out there. Who can help them? How can the Texas Rangers improve their chances of finally winning the World Series after losing it two straight years? Lets examine those questions by taking a closer look at five players who could be switching uniforms: HOLLYWOOD HAMELS? Cole Hamels was long ago nicknamed Hollywood by Phillies teammates for his GQ style, movie-star looks and laid-back attitude. Now the three-time AllStar lefty could be headed home to California Hollywood in particular. The Los Angeles Dodgers are among the teams expected to pursue Hamels. So are the Los Angeles Angels. Of course, the Yankees have an eye on Hamels. Texas may be the best fit to make a deal, however. The Rangers have excellent prospects in the minor leagues, specifically third baseman Mike Olt and shortstop Jurickson Profar. If the last-place Phillies could get either player, they might pull the trigger, especially because Hamels already made it clear he wouldnt rule out returning to Philadelphia when he becomes a free agent after the season. The Phillies are planning to make a significant offer to Hamels, hoping the 200 8 World Series MVPcant refuse it. This one could go down to the last minute. NEED ACENTER FIELDER? The Phillies will be busy no matter what happens with Hamels. Its unlikely they will want to pay Shane Victorino what he will make in free agency after the season, so the FlyinHawaiians days in Philadelphia seem numbered. Victorino is a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner who makes sense for several teams, including the Pirates, Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, and San Francisco Giants. Theres also the Yankees, Rumors swirling as trade deadline nears See TRADE, Page 4B


C M Y K S occer sign-upsSEBRING The Highlands County F amily YMCAwill start Fall Soccer registration Monday, July 23, for ages 3-14. Any questions please contact the YMCAat 382-9622.Panther passesAVONPARK South Florida State College Season Passes on sale for 201213 Athletic Seasons. The 2012-13 All sport passes for SFSC are now on sale through the Panther A thletic Office. The pass is $40 and is good for all Panther Home Athletic contests in all sports. General admission will be $2 per person for all home athletic events. Contact the SFSC Athletic Office at (863 Passes by phone. Passes can also be purchased at the SFSC Athletic Office on the Avon Park Main Campus.S FSC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is moving right along, which means one more opportunity for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and l earn some new things at the lone remaining SFSC Summer Camp, lead by head c oach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. One more indoor camp is going to be held. The four-day indoor camp will be offered Monday through Thursday, July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers g oing 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. I ndividual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.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.crawf ord@southflorida.edu .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 a nd Sundays Additional hours will be added once s chool is let out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member and $20 per additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which 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 session. For more information, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us.Hammock Golf fundraiserSEBRING Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club is holding a 4-person scramble on Saturday, July 28, with an 8 a.m. shotgun to benefit Dennis Hestons battle against an incurable cancer. At 51-years old, without much insurance, creates some rough times both emotionally and financially for the family. Cost is $50 a person for cart, green fee and prizes. Mulligans and a 50/50 will be available along with an auction. Please come and enjoy the game and lend a helping hand to a very worthy cause Aburger-bar will be available after the game. Obtain a registration form at various p ro shops, local churches and service clubs or call 382-2151 to have one faxed to you. Get paid registration to pro shop by Thursday, July 26.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Sebring Firemen, Inc. Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by AXAAdvisors L LC and Home Depot, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at Sun N Lake. The tournament will be the familiar four-man scramble with a $75 per-person entry fee. That fee, the same as last year, again includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tournament mixer on Friday night with great appetizers. Once again, there will be a silent auction and raffles for fantastic, signed sports memorabilia from the likes of TimT ebow, Jimbo Fisher, Nick Saban and many other athletic luminaries. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, as well as $500 sponsorships whichi nclude a team entry and hole signs on both the Sun N Lake courses. A ll proceeds go to benefit area student athletes, with last years tournament raisi ng more than $20,000. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a .m. shotgun start on both the Deer Run and Turtle Run courses. For more information, call Tommy Lovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255.Florida Trail Association July OutingsSaturday, July 28 Activity: Kayaking Location: WeedonIsland Preserve Address: 1800 Weedon Island Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL Description: Paddle beautiful mangrove tunnels that lead through the tidal forests into quiet lagoons. The marked kayak/canoe trail is easy to follow. Expect to see an amazing array of wildlife including great blue herons, great egrets, roseate spoonbills, yellowcrowned night herons, white ibis, osprey, and belted kingfishers. Watch the water for jumping mullet, stingrays, manatees, and Eastern bottlenosed dolphin. Bring: Kayak, life jacket, brimmed hat, snacks, drinking water, sun and insect protection. Kayak Rentals: Call Sweetwater Kayaks at 727-570-4844. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 863956-2145 or EileenV3@gmail.com for meet-up time and other information.Beach Volleyball TourneysSEBRING Don Joses Mexican Restaraunt will be hosting a 4-on-4 and 2on-2 Beach Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. Proceeds will go to benefit the YMCA. You can register at the Sebring YMCA or at Don Joses. Any questions call 382-9622. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York5734.626 Baltimore4744.51610 Boston4745.5111012Tampa Bay4745.5111012Toronto4547.4891212Central Division WLPctGB Chicago5041.549 Detroit4844.522212Cleveland4744.5163 Kansas City3951.4331012Minnesota3853.41812 West Division WLPctGB Texas5536.604 Los Angeles5042.543512Oakland4744.5168 Seattle3954.41917 ___ Tuesdays Games L.A. Angels 13, Detroit 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 5 Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 2 Minnesota 6, Baltimore 4 Seattle 9, Kansas City 6 Texas 6, Oakland 1 Wednesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 0, 7 innings Oakland 4, Texas 3 Detroit 7, L.A. Angels 2 Boston 10, Chicago White Sox 1 Cleveland 10, Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 2, Minnesota 1 Kansas City 8, Seattle 7 Thursdays Games Cleveland at Tampa Bay, late L.A. Angels at Detroit, late Baltimore at Minnesota, late Seattle at Kansas City, late Chicago White Sox at Boston, late N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, late Fridays Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-1 Cleveland (D.Lowe 8-7 Chicago White Sox (Peavy 7-6 Detroit (Verlander 10-5), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 1-2ampa Bay (Shields 8-6 Toronto (Laffey 1-1) at Boston (Beckett 5-7), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 4-5 City (Hochevar 6-8 N.Y. Yankees (Nova 10-4 (Milone 9-6 Texas (D.Holland 6-4 (Weaver 11-1), 10:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Trout, LAA28665101.353 Mauer, MIN31048102.329 Cabrera, DET36759120.327 Konerko, CHW3074199.322 Beltre, TEX33954109.322 HOME RUNS Hamilton, TEX28 Dunn, CHW28 Bautista, TOR27 Trumbo, LAA26 Encarnacion, TOR25 Granderson, NYY25 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX78 Cabrera, DET75 Fielder, DET67 Willingham, MIN663 tied with65 STOLENBASES Trout, LAA30 Davis, TOR24 Kipnis, CLE20 Revere, MIN19 Crisp, OAK18 RUNS Kinsler, TEX65 Ortiz, BOS65 Trout, LAA65 Granderson, NYY65 Bautista, TOR63 WON-LOST Harrison, TEX12-4 Price, TB12-4 Weaver, LAA11-1 Sale, CHW11-2 Sabathia, NYY10-3 ERA Sale, CHW2.11 Weaver, LAA2.26 Verlander, DET2.43 Price, TB2.80 C. Wilson, LAA2.82 STRIKEOUTS Hernandez, SEA140 Verlander, DET136 Scherzer, DET125 Darvish, TEX121 Shields, TB114 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL27 Rodney, TB27 C. Perez, CLE26 Soriano, NYY24 Broxton, KC22NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington5336.596 Atlanta4941.544412New York4645.5058 Miami4447.48410 Philadelphia4152.44114 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati5140.560 Pittsburgh5140.560 St. Louis4745.511412Milwaukee4447.4847 Chicago3753.4111312Houston3458.3701712West Division WLPctGB San Francisco5140.560 Los Angeles4944.5273 Arizona4447.4847 San Diego3855.40914 Colorado3556.38516 ___ Tuesdays Games Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 4, 10 innings Cincinnati 4, Arizona 0 San Francisco 9, Atlanta 0 Miami 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 2 San Diego 8, Houston 2 Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Wednesdays Games Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 3, 12 innings Pittsburgh 9, Colorado 6 San Diego 8, Houston 4 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Arizona 7, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 9, Atlanta 4, 11 innings Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1, 8 innings Thursdays Games San Francisco at Atlanta, late Arizona at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, late Miami at Chicago Cubs, late Houston at San Diego, late Fridays Games Atlanta (Hanson 10-5ashington (Strasburg 10-4 Miami (Nolasco 8-7 (Correia 6-6 San Francisco (Lincecum 3-10 Philadelphia (Worley 5-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 6-5. Mets (J.Santana 6-6 Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3 (Bailey 8-6 Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-3 Louis (Lohse 9-2 Houston (B.Norris 5-7 (Cahill 7-8 Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-4 Diego (Marquis 2-5LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA McCutchen, PIT33365123.369 Cabrera, SF35659126.354 Wright, NYM32259113.351 Ruiz, PHL2804498.350 Votto, CIN29852102.342 HOME RUNS Braun, MIL26 McCutchen, PIT22 Beltran, STL20 Stanton, MIA19 Alvarez, PIT19 RUNS BATTED IN Beltran, STL66 McCutchen, PIT65 Braun, MIL65 Kubel, ARI63 Gonzalez, COL62 STOLENBASES Gordon, LAD30 Campana, CHC25 Bourn, ATL25 Schafer, HOU23 Bonifacio, MIA22 RUNS McCutchen, PIT65 Gonzalez, COL63 Bourn, ATL63 Braun, MIL61 Cabrera, SF59 Pence, PHL59 Wright, NYM59 WON-LOST Dickey, NYM12-1 G. Gonzalez, WAS12-4 Lynn, STL11-4 Hamels, PHL11-4 Bumgarner, SF11-5 Cueto, CIN11-5 ERA Dempster, CHC1.86 Cueto, CIN2.28 Vogelsong, SF2.31 Zimmermann, WAS2.35 Cain, SF2.56 STRIKEOUTS Strasburg, WAS135 Kershaw, LAD132 Dickey, NYM127 G. Gonzalez, WAS127 Hamels, PHL125 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL27 Hanrahan, PIT26 Casilla, SF23 Papelbon, PHL21 Motte, STL20EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Sporting KC1163362619 New York1055353529 D.C.1063333426 Houston857312825 Chicago974312222 Montreal7123243039 New England694222525 Columbus674221719 Philadelphia692202019 Toronto FC5114192436WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA San Jose1344434325 Real Salt Lake1173363126 Seattle857312521 Vancouver867312325 Los Angeles8103273534 Chivas USA675231218 Colorado7121222728 FC Dallas4107192030 Portland5104191930 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games New York 1, Chicago 0 Chivas USA 1, Portland 0 Toronto FC 2, Colorado 1 Montreal 2, New England 1 Houston 2, Sporting Kansas City 1 Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 2, tie San Jose 2, FC Dallas 1 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at New York, 2:30 p.m. D.C. 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 7 Lake June WestA Scramble was played T hursday, July 12. Winning first place was the team o f Margaret Schultz, Don Boulton, John Ruffo and Betty Billau with 52; second place, Dick Reaney, Charlotte Mathew, John and Gloria Huggett with 55; and third place,J oyce Swartz, Mario Cappelletti and Larry Heath with 56. Closest to the pin: (Ladies 4, Gloria Huggett, 15-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Betty Billau, 5-feet-8 -inches. (Men The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, July 11. Winning first place was the team of Dick Reaney, Jack Maginnis, Don Boulton and John Russo with 43; and second place, Claude Cash, Mario Cappelletti, John Ruffo and Larry Heath with 45. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Larry Heath; and No. 8, Don Boulton, 15f eet-1-inch.River GreensThe Mens Association played a Pro-Am tournament Wednesday, July 11. Winning first place was the team of Keith Kincer, Kevin Kincer, Ron Jensen and Gil Heier with plus-8; and second place, Terry Lewis, Al Farrell and Romy Febre with plus6. Individual winners were: A Flight Kevin Kincer with plus-6. B Flight Gil Heier with plus-4.5. C Flight Al Farrell with plus-8. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, July 10. Winning first place was the team of Mary Beth Carby, Bev Rudd, Dee Paul and Linda Therrien with 83. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, July 10. Winning first place was the team of Don McDonald, Lefty St. Pierre and Tim Thomas with minus-20. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Friday, July 6. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Don McDonald, Fred Evans and Al Farrell with 185. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Lefty St. Pierre, 17-feet-6-inches; No. 5, Neil Purcell, 7-feet-3-inches; No. 12, Clay Davis, 6-feet-9-inches; and No. 17, Gil Heier, 11-feet-9inches. T he Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, July 5. Winning first place was the team o f Sally Dworak, Jody Ethun, Linda Therrien and Betty Wallace with plus-12.5. Individual winners were: Tying f or first/second/third places were Sally Dworak, Linda Therrien and Betty Wallace with plus-4 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, July 5. Tying for first/second places were Donald McDonald and Romy F ebre (draw place, Joe Graf with 135. when we were told 6 pounds won the tournament. All-in-all, it was a lot of fun and Ill likely get out and fish some of the other mid-week tournaments when I can. One of my goals in writing this weekly column is to fish different lakes and try to share where the fish are hitting and what theyre catching them on. I moved to Highlands County because it offers so many lakes and rivers that it would take a life-time to become knowledgeable on all oft hem. Y oull see more about many of these lakes in upcoming columns. But somehow I end up fishing the same few lakes over and over again. I guess once you get comfortable with a lake it only makes sense to keep going back because you have more confidence in that lake than g oing to one that you havent fished in awhile. Lake Glenada is a bit of a mystery to me. Years ago, when I lived in Avon Park, I fished it regularly and had some amazing catches. Since Ive been back, the lakes changed somewhat, but I just havent had the success there that I used to enjoy. So, Sunday morning, I decided to try to beat the storms once againa nd I headed out to Lake Glenada. Only this time, my strategy was different. This time my goal was to find the f ish, not just catch them. For those of you who read my c olumn a few weeks ago when I wrote about Buck Perry, the Father o f Structure Fishing, I decided to leave the flippinstiks at home and t ry some Spoonplugging. I didnt get out till 10:30 a.m. (yeah, I know, youre all thinking you have to be on the lake early if you want to catch any fish), but I wasnt as concerned about catching them as finding them. I started with the 500 series Spoonplug, trolling it at a moderate speed in 2-4 feet of water. Hydrilla and assorted other vegetation moved me quickly to tie on a 2 50 series, combing the bottom at 69 feet. A fter covering a good stretch of water, I changed again to the 100 s eries and thats when I found the fish. My depth finder showed the water to be 10-12 feet, but my 100 series Spoonplug was ticking the bottom at 1 3 feet. T he first strike felt more like a snag. I put the boat in neutral, raised my rod tip as line was peeling off and started reeling to catch up the slack. As the line tightened, I could feel the weight of the fish as he fought desperately in our tug-of-war. I had more line out than I thought and as I put pressure on the bass, he exploded on the surface causing slack in my otherwise taut line again. He was gone! Ten seconds, 20 seconds hard to say how long he was on, but it was my fault he got away. Slack line will allow a fish to throw a bait and nobody knows that better than me. But I did have the fore site to throw out a marker buoy to mark the spot. I turned the boat around and cast i nto the same spot with a halfo unce jig, tipped with pork rind. On the third cast, I felt that familiar tap, tap and I set the hook. I brought the fish boat side, a nice three pounder, and released it without taking it out of the water. Another dozen casts yielded three more bass around the same size. I decided to go back to trolling so I swung the boat around, dropped m y Spoonplug into the water and fed out line until I could feel the lure digging into the bottom. Astorm was building as I rounded a point and just as I made the turn, the bait stopped dead again. Tossing out a marker, I was determ ined to get this fish to the boat. Its amazing how powerful a bass c an be in deep water. This one decided to swim towards the boat so I frantically reeled in l ine to prevent any slack and moments later I lipped my biggest b ass of the day, a solid six pounder. Stopping again and throwing a jig, I landed two more fish between 3-4 pounds when I heard the thunder and felt the first few drops of rain. I hated to leave the spot but it was pretty clear this was going to be a fast-moving storm. I got the boat loaded up just as the storm hit, but I felt like Id at least proved a point. With the help of the spoonplugs, Id found the fish in their deep water home. Don Norton is a professional tournament b ass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and c ustom rod builder. He has also taught a few fishing classes at the South Florida Community College. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named T he American Fisherman. He can be reached at 330-635-6682 or by email at d onorton13@gmail.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. Continued from 1B Fish before the storm S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Jason Bass, fresh off a fine performance at the Peach Tree Road Race 10K on Wednesday, July 4, sped to victory in the Inaugural Home Run for Habitat 5K Saturday, July 14, as the male champion in 18:32, and Regan Davenport took top honors as the female champion in 21:58. The race benefitted the 165 houses being built in the county for our community. Cynthia Gulchrist, whose house is being built across from the YMCA, had waited six years for her home to be built. Race organizer Sara Pallone was delighted with the first-year field of 104 and hopeful the run will grow in size each year. Bass and Davenport win Home Run 5K Overall Male: Jason Bass18:32 Overall Female: Regan Davenport21:58 Male age group results (Top three won medals) (9-13 Scottie Meeks 26:00, Zack Durastanti 27:11, Jesse Bermudez 28:30, Kaylub Lindsey 42:30; (1419) Brandon Beatty 21:18, Nicholas Gregor 21:48, Brooks Whidden 21:53, Larry Gilchrist 31:36, Brendan Rentz 43:06, Joshua Ladd 43:07; (20-29 Sean McCoy 22:42, Kemar Swaby 25:00, Nick Pavlinsky 25:34, Michael Brown 28:13, Travis Heacock 28:21, Jerry Wright 33:44, Carlos Ortiz 44:08, Anthony Wilson 49:12; (30-39 Sean Brown 20, Cory Lindsey 26:17, Jeff Beard 32:27; (40-49 Jerry Whidden 21:07, Joseph Starr 28:21, Scott Harrington 2822, James Horvath 33:44; (50-59 Adam Ray 25:09, Frank Rowles 25:53, Phillip Statler 28:52, Russell Andrews 28:57, John Snyder29:35, Nelson Pacheco 37:31, Scott Reynolds 57:21; (60-64 Pep Hutchinson 37:50, Kenny Vincent 41:34, Bruce Braswell 49:09, Phillip Sweeney 52:10, John Hawthorne 55:48; (70+ Dale Bargar 37:09, Gene Statler 55:20. Female age group results (Top three won medals) (9-13 Savannah Oldfield 28:50, Celese Vega 45:18, Katie Knipper 45:21, Lexi Vega 46:12, Katelyn Edwards 55:30; (14-19 Febe Murillo 26:01; (20-29 Maggie Statler 27:09, Trina Talley 27:49, Dana Barnes 34:08, Vandy Mayworth 35:12, Kirstin Awtey 39:32, Candice Woodhouse 53:51; (30-39 Sandy Meeks 30:43, Kaylie Lindsey 31:10, Angel Nowling 31:11, Heather Mellow 31:48, Noelle Stoll 31:43, Gloria Mize 36:21, Staci Braswell 34:32, Julie Beard 38:45, Erin Galimba 38:47, Trisha Johnson 42:09, Monica Manus 42:10, Jessica Vega 46:03, Jessica Nichol 55:29; (40-49 Jennifer Glassburn 25:01, Evelyn Colon 25:33, Mary Ann Andrews 28:13, Eika Lopez 30:16, Patrice Holman 31:42, Pamela Lanier 32:51, Anna Marie Grimes 32:53, Dorothy Harris 32:57, Marsha May 33:31, Jennifer Bussey 36:37, Laura Waldon 37:28, Janet Gilliard 38:18, Kimberly Martin 40:09, Cynthia Gulchrist 41:49, Rita Starr 43:32, Jennifer McGee 50:01, Deanna Barr 55:14; (50-59 Lessa Skipper 31:17, Deborah Hartzell 31:49, Sherri Bates 31:54, Joyce Statler 36:09, Vicki VanDam 38:55, Patricia Wilson 40:06, Tammy Murphy 49:31, Barb Sheasky 49:35, Lynn McCoy 53:51, Gerrilynne Rentz 54:54, Lori Knipper 55:14; (60-69 Peggy Essex-Klammer 30:26, Donna Patterson 35:58, Robyn 43:28, Jane Pallone 55:44; (70+ Sherry Statler 55:20. Home Run for Habitat 5K race results Associated PressHOOVER, Ala. LSU has been picked to win its second straight Southeastern Conference championship. The Tigers got the nod in the Western Division over Alabama, the team that beat LSU in the BCS championship game in January. Arkansas was picked to finish third in the West, followed by Auburn, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Mississippi in a vote by the 222 media members attending the leagues media days Georgia was picked to win the Eastern Division, followed by South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore received the most votes on the first team, followed by LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama center Barrett Jones. LSU led the league with seven first-team selections, Alabama had five. The West had 20 of the 26 first-team selections. LSU the favorite to win SEC championship By JOHN ZENOR Associated PressHOOVER, Ala. Florida coach Will Muschamp says defensive end Ronald Powell will play this season. The Gators starter tore a knee ligament in the spring game. Muschamp also said that tight end A.C. Leonard is transferring. Leonard was arrested in February on domestic violence charges. Muschamp says quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel are tied going into fall camp and both could play. They combined for two touchdown passes and six interceptions as freshmen. Both guys are very talented, Muschamp said Wednesday at Southeastern Conference media days. Both guys are certainly qualified for the position. If you saw the spring game, you saw what I saw for 14 practices: Two guys that are very even in that competition. Theyre even going into fall camp and theyll get equal reps. Id like to name a starter before the season but Im not going to put a timetable on that. If we need to play both of them, thats what were going to do. Well do what we need to do to win football games. Theres a possibility you could see both in the game at the same time. The second-year coach has emphasized getting stronger late in games and improving on a turnover margin that was among the nations worst. Muschamp said Powell has been cleared for all weight-room work, including squats, and straightahead running. Hell play for us this year, the coach said. When that will be, I dont know yet. Theres nobody thats worked harder or handled the situation better or more mature than Ronald has. Hes grown up through the summer Then there was the fourth quarter problems in SEC games. League opponents outscored Florida 72-22 in the final quarter, and Muschamp called his team soft after the regular-season finale with Florida State. Thats one of our main things going into this year, linebacker Jon Bostic said. Weve got to to finish in the fourth quarter. If we dont finish in the fourth, the year will turn out the same as last year Muschamp: Floridas Powell will play in 2012 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K who still are missing injured outfielder Brett Gardner. The Phillies are desperate for bullpen help. If they can get a quality arm to pitch the seventh or eighth inning in a deal for Victorino, hes gone. Or they could keep Victorino and opt for the compensation draft pick theyd receive for allowing him to walk. J-UP, J-OUT? Justin Upton finished fourth in NLMVPvoting last year while helping Arizona win a division title. But the two-time All-Star right fielder has struggled this season. Upton turns 25 next month, is signed through the next three seasons and owed $38.5 million, meaning he wouldnt be a short-term rental for a contending team. Hes also an attractive option for non-contenders. The Pirates, Rangers, Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves have been linked in talks for Upton. The Diamondbacks would have to get a shortstop, third baseman or top-notch starting pitcher to deal Upton. WHATS ZACK GREINKES VALUE? Milwaukees chances of trading Zack Greinke decreased because the 2009 ALCy Young Award winner was scratched from his last start and isnt expected to pitch until next week. If Greinke pitches well next time he takes the mound and proves he was simply fatigued after making three straight starts, interest in the righty should intensify. Like Hamels, Greinke will be a free agent after the season. The Rangers, Angels, Tigers, Dodgers, Braves and Chicago White Sox are among the teams who were scouting Greinke. But the Baltimore Orioles might have what it takes to get him. The Orioles, seeking their first winning season and playoff berth since 1997, had their sights set on Greinke before his recent struggles. If theyre willing to part with one of their top prospects, perhaps shortstop Manny Machado, they could land Greinke. WHO WINS THE RYAN DEMPSTER SWEEPSTAKES? The Chicago Cubs almost certainly will trade Ryan Dempster, who is in the last year of a $52 million, fouryear contract. The two-time All-Star righty can help plenty of contenders down the stretch. The Dodgers, Tigers and Braves appear to be the leaders in the running for Dempsters services. The Cubs are looking to rebuild through the draft and would want the best package of young players, or one of those lottery picks awarded to several teams in Wednesdays draft compensation. Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: twitter.com/RobMaaddi. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012w ww.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 6 3 3 3 3 and would see the game ended if the didnt score at least twice in their next at bat. Bible got one of those right off the bat with a lead-off homer to right center in the fifth, and DeGenaro followed with a single. Frazier was hit by a pitch and, one out later, Cannady was also plunked to load the bases. Jimmy Peck singled the gamecontinuing run home, and Crouch soon made a game of it again with a grand slam, making it 16-11. K yle Helms then came on to pitch and faced three batters in each of the next two innings while Sebring continued to chip away. When we were down, it wasnt like Oh, were still in this, DeGenaro said. It was more like, OK, lets just keep hitting, keep chipping away That they did, with three more in the sixth, on a Frazier RBI double and a two-run Cannady homer. Helms then singled with one out in the seventh and with two out DeGenaro walked and Frazier singled home Helms run. Awild pitch allowed DeGenaro to race in with the tying run and the miraculous comeback seemed near complete. But with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Corona walloped a walk-off home run, the ninth of the game, to end it at 17-16. After the half hour break between g ames, Mulberry seemed ready to keep their momentum going as Daniels sent the first pitch of the game over the fence for yet another home run. But Cannady, game twos starting pitcher, soon settled in and began mowing through the Mulberry order. The Sebring offense, meanwhile, obviously awakened with itsfirstgame rally, got going early. Cannady beat out an infield single and Peck singled to left. Crouch then hit a towering fly to deep left where, concerned with the proximity of the fence and warning track, the left fielder couldnt get a g love on it for a very long RBI single. Two outs later, Bible came through with a two-run double up the left-center field gap and Sebring had a 3-1 lead. Cannady got through a scoreless second, and with Frazier and Doty on base, hit a high-pop that fell just fair to load the bases with nobody out. Peck followed with a double to score two, Cannady slid home safely on a wild pitch and Crouch singled Peck home for a 7-1 lead. Mulberry threatened with two, t wo-out singles in the third, but a fly to right ended it before Cannady had yet another RBI hit, scoring Doty for an 8-1 edge. And thats where it stayed into the sixth. Needing six outs before Mulberry could score eight or more runs, Cannady got one of those outs on as trike out to start the top of the sixth. McDonald homered, however, and Ross Nelson reached on an error. But Cannady struck out the next batter as his night ended due to pitch count. That brought back Simons, wisely pulled early from the first game, who then struck out the next hitter to end the inning. Sebring failed to add any to their total in the bottom of the frame, and Simons struck out the first batter of the seventh to leave just two outs to go. But a walk was followed by another Hawsey homer, making it an 8-4 game. Harrison followed with a single, though Simons struck out another hitter for the second out. McDonald then scored Harrison with a double to make it 8-5. But Simons reached back for that little extra to soon end this marathon of a night, striking out the next hitter to clinch the fourth straight state championship for this group of players. It was tough, coach Frazier s aid. In past years, weve had the target on our back but pretty much just rolled through. This year, they opened up the boundaries, so teams arent necessarily just a group of kids from one town. Some of them are now travel-ball teams, and very g ood travel teams, so the competition is that much better. But when we were down in the first game, we said we just want to chip away, chip away, he continued. The momentum shifted as the bottom of the order really carried us, got on base for the top of the order to do some damage. The biggest damage was done by Cannady, who went 8-for-8 on the n ight, with a hit-by-pitch, two home runs and seven RBI. Then Seth came on to pitch in the second game and was lights out, Frazier said. With the type of hitters they had, and for him to be able to throw his fastball right by them, that was something. I just cannot wait to tell my employer tomorrow that were going again. Going to the World Series, that is, for the fourth year in a row, thist ime to Christiansburg, VA, beginning Saturday, Aug. 4. Continued from 1B Champs again, Sebring headed to Virginia News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Seth Cannady connects for a home run Wednesday night and turned in a monumental performance, going 8-for-8 at the plate, with two home runs and seven RBI, along with a six-inning, two-run stint on the mound in the late, clinching win. News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above left: Daniel Simons started Wednesdays first game and finished the nightcap to secure the state title for the Sebring Junior Boys. Above center: David DeGenaro hauls in this fly ball just short of the warning track in Wednesdays wild opener with Mulberry. Above right: DeGenaro and Simons were both on hand to get congratulations from assistant coach Mike B rowning. Continued from 1B Trade rumors will abound for next two weeks GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 2012Page 5B BYLINDAROBERTSONMcClatchy NewspapersTriathletes swimming in Hyde Parks Serpentine. Volleyball players diving onto a makeshift beach at the Horse Guards Parade. Marathoners running past B uckingham Palace. Tennis stars not wearing white at Wimbledon. Athletes will transform iconic landmarks into sporting venues at the London Olympics, a summer spectacle that promises to be rich in pomp, circumstance and history. Expect to see Queen Elizabeth II waving from the royal box during opening ceremonies July 27. And perhaps the Rolling Stones performing at closing ceremonies Aug. 12. Who will light the cauldron flame? Sir Steve Redgrave? Dame Kelly Holmes? Roger Bannister? Daley Thompson? Derek Redmond and his father? Or it could be a young athlete symbolizing Londons theme inspire a generation. Much stickier questions confront the 2012 Games. Security has been a concern since July 6, 2005, when London upset Paris in the bidding to be host. Less than 24 hours later, celebration turned to horror when suicide terrorists bombs ripped through three sub-w ay trains and a double-decker bus, killing 56 people. Transport worries are growing in traffic-choked London, where the creaky Tube system experienced yet another breakdown in May when a train stalled underground on the Jubilee Line, a main Olympic artery, and passengers had to walk through the tunnels to safety. As for competition among the 10,500 athletes from 204 nations in 26 sports, can the U.S. keep its place at the top of the medals table, or will China which surpassed the U.S. in the gold medal count four years ago assert its might? How many golds will swimmer Michael Phelps win in his last Olympic hurrah? Will Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt break any of his world records? How will the audiences react to womens boxing and Saudi Arabias insistence on an all-male team? Will the home team known by its self-deprecating public for excellence in the sitting-down sports of cycling, rowing, sailing and equestrian make Great Britain proud? London is the first city to host the modern Olympics three times. In 1908, the games were reassigned to London from Rome after Mt. Vesuvius erupted. F ollowing 12 years without the Olympics, the post-war 1948 Austerity Games were held in London. Athletes stayed in military housing, Germany and Japan were banned, and Bob Mathias and Fanny Blankers-Koen were big winners. Sandwiched between the 2008 Beijing and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, London has also used the Olympics as a lever for redevelopment. The former industrial wasteland and garbage dump of East London and Stratford have found n ew life. The 500-acre Olympic Park, hub of the Games, is dotted with birdhouses and bat boxes. Surrounding neighborhoods of artists, immigrants and street markets are blossoming. S port venues will be an assortment of historic, temporary and newly constructed facilities. Some will be taken down and moved, o thers downsized and many converted for community use. The emphasis is on practical sustainability and avoidance of the white elephants that have saddled previous hosts with enormous debt andl ittle-used arenas. Our vision is to use the power of the Games to inspire change in this country, said Sebastian Coe, the gold-medal-winning middle distance runner and former Parliament member who led Londons bid to the finish line. The sleek aquatics venue will be the stage for the worlds top swimmers and divers, including s wimmer Rebecca Adlington and diver Tom Daley of Great Britain. Michael Phelps wont win eight gold medals again because hes swimming in only seven events. But if he wins three medals, he will supplant Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won a record 18 medals from 1956-1964, as the most decorated Olympian. The rivalry thats brewed for years between Phelps and Ryan Lochte will be one of the most tantalizing of the Games. Lochte beat Phelps in two races at the 2011 world championships, the 200-meter freestyle and 200 individual medley. That seemed to motivate Phelps, who said he has intensified his work ethic in the past year and is ready to peak for his Olympic finale. Meanwhile, the American women led by Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer look strong enough to upstage rival Australia. On the track, the rivalry between Jamaica and U.S. sprinters has been intensifying for eight years. The Americans failed to win gold in the 100, 200 or the 400-meter relay in 2008 while Bolt put on a show with world records in the 100, 200 and sprint relay. He said he wants to become a legend by winning three more golds, although his coach said it may be too chilly for record times and training partner Yohan Blake could dash that goal. Americans Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix would like to have Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown chasi ng them this time. In fact, the U.S. track and field team has a goal of winning 30 medals, and the men have a chance of sweeping the shot put, d ecathlon and 400-meter hurdles. Lolo Jones is seeking redemption and a chat with Prince Harry after falling over the final hurdle while leading her 100-meter race in 2008. Heptathlete Jessica Ennis and marathoner Paula Radcliffe are popular picks among British fans to win medals all being made at the Royal Mint. In gymnastics, the United States and China pick up where t hey left off in Beijing, where the winning Chinese girls looked suspiciously young and some were later found to have altered birth dates. The much-improved American men have an outside shot of upsetting China for team gold. Michigans Jordyn Wieber, world champ last year at age 16, is favored to succeed Nastia Liukin as all-around winner while for Japans spectacular Kohei Uchimura, the mens title is his to lose. One rivalry sure to prompt deep patriotic feelings (or at least interesting tabloid headlines) is England vs. Argentina in mens field hockey. Its been 30 years since the Falklands War, and an advertisement featuring an Argentine hockey player in the Falklands on Argentine soil was condemned. Soccer will be especially popular in football-mad England, as will rowing in Eton, sailing in Weymouth, tennis on the AllEngland Clubs grass, track cycling inside the velodrome and road cycling on Londons streets. Baseball and softball have been dropped from the Olympic program, womens boxing has been added (five weight classes special dispensation was given to shooting, which would otherwise b e prohibited by Englands gun l aws. The city will rely on a huge security operation manned by 10,000 police, 13,500 troops and agents from the countrys crack intelligence services. There are plans to station missile launchers on rooftops, and the Royal Marines recently conducted exercises on the Thames. Despite persistent complaints about the ticketing process, Londoners have been in a festive mood celebrating the queens diamond jubilee her 60th year on the throne. She is a keen equestrian fan, and Prince William and Kate (officially the Duchess of Cambridge) plan to visit a variety of competitions. Expect to see and hear many references to Chariots of Fire, the Oscar-winning film which will be re-released around the country prior to the Olympics. Aplay based on the film is scheduled to premiere in the West End. Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Hours, Trainspotting) is organizing the opening ceremony, titled The Isles of Wonder. Ashort film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond will be shown. Already receiving bad reviews are the London 2012 mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville (animated droplets of steel) and its zigzag logo, which English tabloid The Sun had redesigned by a monkey.I ran complained the logo spelled the word Zion and threatened to boycott. Closing ceremonies will be a tribute to British music with surprise live performances. Music is something weve been very good at for the past 50 years, said Artistic Director Kim Gavin. And London hopes its third Olympics will be as memorable as all those hits.ABACAPRESS/MCTJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, No. 2163, wins a gold medal and sets a world record in the 100-meter race during the 2008 Beijing Games. The rivalry between Bolt, the other members of Jamaicas sprint team and the U.S. mens sprint team has been intensifying for eight years.LONDON GAMES B ritish royalty, iconic venues and compelling rivalries have all eyes on London this summerLet the spectacle beginK EVIN SULLIVAN/ORANGE COUNTYREGISTER/MCTThe United StatesRebecca Soni and the womens swim team s hould be strong enough to fend off rival Australia.BERND THISSEN/DPA/ABACAPRESS/MCTU.S. sprinter Carmelita Jeter leads an ambitious womens track and field squad with medal hopes.


C M Y K StatePoint MediaLife has its ups and downs and adversity touches everyone at some point. B ut some experts believe that a focus on the positive can help you persevere through tough times. For Anita Moorjani for e xample,life took a horrific turn when she was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkins lymphoma. Admitted to the hospital as a terminal patient,Moorjani s lipped into a deep coma, nearly dying before she e xperienced a spontaneous remission and recovery. Her case has since fascinated them edical community. While spontaneous remiss ion of breast cancer is not uncommon,according to a study done by physician researchers at Dartmouth Medical School in 2009,it isr arely seen in a terminal cancer case. M oorjani attributes her victory in overcoming cancer to a belief in positive things,l earning to live fearlessly, and finally loving herself. I n her New York Times bestseller,Dying to Be Me (Hay HouseMoorjani can-d idly shares her story,discussing the lessons she learned from her near death e xperience,what she would have done differently and w hat she wants people to know now. Here are some tips Moorjani feels can help others face their own trials: Prior to her devastating diagnosis,Moorjanis life was driven by fear of illness. Rather than letting similar fears and stressors get the better of you,learn to enjoy y ourself and take care of whats inside. Much of our suffering stems from feeling less than.Love yourself uncon-d itionally and be yourself fearlessly. Remind those c lose to you that you love them just the way they are. Dont obsess over problems or allow your days to revolve around solving them.I s actually far more productive to distract yourself and s tay occupied with activities that stimulate you in positive, creative ways. Thinking positivcan be tiring. Never suppress n egative feelings when they creep in. Instead of bottling up your emotions,experience them naturally. After all,a bad mood wont last forever. Everyday joys can go a long way toward helping you cope with stress and depression. Be it a box of chocolates,a h ome cooked meal or a great bottle of wine,dont be shy about indulging yourself in moderation at meal time with foods that make you happiest. Whats most important for your well-being is how y ou feel about yourself during tough times,Moorjani says. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012www.newssun.com A PPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 7 7 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3";B lack; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 8 8 picadilly circus; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process pickadilly circus spon; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 5 5 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 6 3 3 4 4 HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist: My lifes never been the same since 2004. O vernight,I developed arthritis,vertigo,headaches and fatigue. I used to run every day! ve been to 10 doctors forn ever-ending symptoms too embarrassing to list. Last week,I fell in love with you Suzy because you wrote about Lyme Diseaseand I looked it up.I t explains my life. I called my doctor,but she said L yme isnt common here, and dismissed me,so Im stuck now. C an you offer guidance? S.N.,Chicago A nswer: Youre not stuck,there are many Lyme literate medical doctors (LLMDs try,and here are three peo-p le who educate:Dr. Lee Cowden,Dr. Joseph B urrascano and Stephen Harrod Buhner; each has a different viewpoint. Thec ontroversy surrounding Lyme is latched on tighter t han a tick. Lyme is frequently dismissed or misdiagnosedl eaving you sick,tired and eventually disabled. It mimics multiple sclerosis, R heumatoid arthritis, Parkinsons,ALS, A lzheimers,fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and epilepsy so its hard to pin down. Bummer,because if y oure diagnosed incorrectly,precious antimicrobials needed to kill Lyme bugs are never taken,leading to potentially catastrophic problems. Im not being melodram atic,ask any Lyme sufferer! N o two patients have the same symptoms,which come and go:Chronic pain,e xhaustion,brain fog,poor memory,insomnia,yeast i nfections,twitches,trigeminal neuralgia,anxiety, back/neck pain,neuropathy, migraines,dizziness,muscle/joint pain,cramps,blad-d er or testicular pain,urethritis,buzzing,sound sens itivity,eye or ear pain,air hunger and irregular heartbeat. Thats for starters. D ont assume there has to be a tick bite,followed b y a bullseye rash. That rash only occurs in 50 percent of people,and mostw ont ever see a tick,some of which are the size of the period at the end of this s entence. Besides,ticks are not the o nly way to get infected. Lyme is carried by fleas, biting flies,lice,mosquitoes and dust mites. Kissing or having sex with someonew ho has Lyme may cause transmission. Some people carry Lyme even though there asymptomatic and well. Oh,and it can remain dormant for months to years. I f you have a long history of health issues,with symptoms that change daily or monthly,but never go away, d seriously consider Lymet esting by a lab that specializes in it,for example Galaxy,Igenex,Fry or Advance Labs. Inaccurate results by regular labs may produce af alse negative,so you think you dont have Lyme when y ou do. Years of misery could ensue. The medical disparity b etween testing labs is unfathomable so I urge you t o test using one of my suggested labs. There expensive,but worth it. Dont assume Lyme i nfection is caused only by Borellia burgdorferi, b ecause other co-infecting organisms such as Babesia, Rickettsia,Bartonella orE hrlichia could be behind your symptoms. M y recommended labs are better at detecting those bugs. Finally,the CD57b lood test offers a clue,and tracks your progress,and I recommend LabCorp for t hat particular test. Visit ilads.org for more L yme information. S uzy Cohen is a registered p harmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to t reat, diagnose or cure your condition. Long history of pain? Think Lyme Disease Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Positive thinking can improve your health StatePoint Media


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 2012Page 7B POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1 .736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 6 6 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 9 9 HEALTHYLIVING Special to the News-SunGAINESVILLE A University of Floridar esearcher has received $75,000 from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation to expand a program geared toward improv-i ng the health of Floridas African American population,who face increased risks for heart disease,stroke,cancer and diabetes. T he statewide African Methodist Episcopal HealthSmart Church ModelP rogram is designed to combat obesity in families,children and adults by promotingh ealthy eating and physical activity. T he program,originally tested at churches in Gainesville and Bronx,N.Y.,w ill slowly expand across the rest of Florida in the next two y ears. During the trial run of the program in the Bronx and Gainesville,participants exhibited a decrease in bodym ass index and blood pressure and an increase in h ealth-promoting behaviors, signaling an overall increase in health,said Carolyn M.T ucker,Ph.D.,the programs principal investigator. T he 11th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church w as chosen as the programs collaborator because it has many well-organized,closely connected churches that strive to promote spiritual, physical and emotional health,Tucker said. T here are more than 400 African Methodist Episcopal, or AME,churches in the state of Florida. Theres an opportunity to i mpact a lot of people by operating through the church and having church members help implement the program,said Tucker,theF lorida Blue Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research at UF,the Richarda nd Thelma C. Barney Term Professor and director of the UF Health DisparitiesR esearch and Intervention Program in the College of M edicine. In Florida,African Americans have dispropor-t ionately higher rates of chronic diseases,such as h eart disease,stroke,diabetes and cancer,said Penny Ralston,M.Ed.,Ph.D.,director of the Florida State University Center on BetterH ealth and Life for Undeserved Populations and a co-investigator on the project. Death rates for heart dise ase are 23 percent higher among African Americans t han among whites and death rates for stroke are 31 percent higher,according to the C enters for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition,African American adults are twice as likely as white adults to have diabetes. ith church-based health, w e have the opportunity to work with church leaders to modify risk factors for chronic disease,such as obesity and hypertension,throughp romoting healthy lifestyles, including diet and physical activity,Ralston said. The program will begin with fiveAME churches inJ uly. During the first year of the program,Tucker,her co-i nvestigators and other research team members will work with the pastors andt hree members at each church. T he pastor and church members will act as participants and help the investiga-t ors adjust the program for each church community. M ore than 100 churches will be added during the second year of the program. After the program is implemented,participatingc hurch members will act as health empowerment coaches t o empower their fellow church members to engage in health-promoting behaviors. Churches understand that they can play a major role in p reventing and overcoming obesity and related health problems in their communit ies,and thus we are trying to empower these churches with the tools to assume this important role,Tucker said. Health Smart program receives grant to combat obesity S pecial to the News-SunTAMPA Making even one doctors appointment can be challenging. Imagine trying to find the right treat-m ent if youre depressed, psychotic or addicted. Four regional providers with 165 years of combined experience in behavioralh ealth have announced their intent to merge and improve access. Mental Health Care Inc. (Hillsborough/Pasco counties),PersonalE nrichment through Mental Health Services Inc. (Pinellas CountyAgencyf or Community Treatment Services Inc. (Hillsborough, Pasco and Broward coun-t ies) and Tri-County Human Services Inc. (Polk, H ighlands and Hardee counties) intend to merge and reemerge as Gracepoint. Changes in health care reward larger and stronger o rganizations. This merger allows Gracepoint to continue its specialty focus in behavioral health,substance abuse and developmentald isabilities and reap those rewards,said Joseph F. Rutherford,MHCs CEO. e are more than a place for behavioral health care.W e are the source for wellness. This is all we do,and we help people achieve their best lives. All four providers are r espected and accredited behavioral health and drug and alcohol treatment cen-t ers that have helped hundreds of thousands find their own paths to wellness. Together our multiple locations will help people f ind the right treatment as close to home or work as possible,explained TomW edekind,CEO of PEHMS. People have told us they w ant to be able to make an appointment with experts in a wide range of behavioral health specialties. Thell be able to do that b y using the teams at one of Gracepoints 87 treatment programs,added Robert Rihn,CEO of Tri-County. Our intent is to combine o ur specialized teamsskills and our 69 locations to serve people in seven counties," concluded Richard Brown,CEO of ACTS. L arger behavioral health providers are more attractive partners forA ccountable Care Organizations,managed care companies and HMOs.T hey produce cost-effective expertise,and can manage c omplex diagnoses. They are also attractive partners for hospitals,whichm ay not have behavioral health specialists on staff. Mental health agencies to merge


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, July 20, 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 News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting 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 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, 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:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;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. Morning 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, YouthI ntersections, 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. T elephone: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.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 3824301. 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.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, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.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, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.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.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.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. C HRISTIAN 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 453-8929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each w eek 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 3826676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825;(863 453-5334;on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.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 t o 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:Don Smith.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. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Jimmy Goins, pastor. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Chris t, 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 Avon Park, 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 Church Churches 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), 9:30 a.m.(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.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran C hurch ELCASEBRING This is the eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Rev. Jefferson Coxs sermon will beb ased on the gospel reading of Mark 6:30-34,53-56.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled I Will. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64,east of the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.C hristian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon o n Sunday morning is titled ruth.The keynote is from John 8:32,... you shall know the truth,a nd the truth shall make you free. The church is at 146 N. Franklin S t.Christian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the m essage titled Speak the Truthat the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess sermon subject for this Sunday morning is Youve Got to BeK idding! The Church of Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27,four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 382-1737.Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Eastside C hristian Church is excited to announce its Vacation Bible School,from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridaya nd Saturday,July 27-28 with a slideshow presentation on Sunday, July 29,during the morning serv-i ce. All elementary aged children, from entering kindergarten through f ifth grade,are invited. Call 4657065 to register by Monday. Eastside Christian Church is at 1 01 Peace Ave.,two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. The p hone number is 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon,oo Big For God,with Scripture taken from II Samuel 7:1-17. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morni ng,the church celebrates the eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Pastor Bob Reinhardt will deliver his sermon,Reconciled to God Through the Cross,fromE phesians 2:11-22. Faith Child Development Center is open for summer camp. Call 385-3232 for more information. Summer camp is for ages 3-5,is only $2 per hour and includesb reakfast and lunch. Call for more information. Also the center is now e nrolling for fall VPK programs. Call 385-2782 (direct to Faiths Closet) for more information.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK An Ice Cream Social,celebrating National Ice Cream Month,will follow theW ednesday evening Bible study. Bring a favorite ice cream. F irst Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information.T he church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Linda Ellis and Juanita Roberts. Communion will be served byC hris Baker,Franny Goff and Michael Graves. Greeting the congregation will be Sharron Campbell. The pastors sermon is titled Josephs Brothers Go to Egypt, taken from Genesis 42:8-17. Call the church office at 3850 352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.,Sebring.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, R ev. Pat Williams of Orlando will be the guest speaker. His sermon is titled In Awe of the Holy One based on Exodus,Chapter 3. The adult Sunday Bible class w ill continue its series titled Faith Lessons on the Prophets and Kings o f Israelsponsored by Focus on the Family.These lessons are filmed on location in Israel and narrated by historian/teacher Ray V ander Laan. Sundays lesson is t itled Who is God? Special music on the flute will be by Kim Houser. An Agape luncheon will be hel d immediately after worship service to celebrate the one year birthday of Alma Grace Sboto. Bring sandwiches,soup or a salad. Dessert, beverages and table service will b e p rovided. T he Family Gathering will meet a t 6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Gods Plan P oweris the title of Sunday mornings sermon by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Session meets at 2 p.m. Sunday. M onday through Friday,July 2327 will be summer camp for sixththrough eighth-graders (registration r equired),from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev.A.C. B ryants sermon will be They Continued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 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.u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.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.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. 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.Bring a 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.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Summer Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes, 9 a.m.Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 10 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 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:30 p.m.Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, a ssociate 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 C ounty 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 3 3875;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:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.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 .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances 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.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Summer Camp (middle school a.m.to 3 p.m.daily.Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. 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: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.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 R oad 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, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth 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 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, 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 t he second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church website: 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 morning.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 Methodis t 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 wee k. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Poisoned Their Mindswith the Scripture taken from Act 14:21-28. W ednesday is Family Night with food, fun and Pastors Bible study beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday will be Family Movie Night from 6-8 p.m. in the Youth Lounge. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Toby Cribbs is preaching this week. The service will also include G eorge Kelly singing:The Cross. Vacation Bible School will be from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The public is welcome. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publixi s 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Dale S chanely,visitation pastor,will preach at t he summer Heritage Worship Service on the subject The Atonement. Joann Springer,certified Methodist lay s peaker,will speak at the Celebration Worship Service. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject,Now Im A Believer,with theS cripture lesson from Mark 2:1-12. Combined Youth Group will meet at the lighthouse from 5-7 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Phone number is 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning B ible lesson,Acting On A Widos Behalf,is taken from II Kings,chapter 8. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. Next Sunday evening,July 29,will be the end-of-the-month-sing and fellow-s hip.S t. John United Methodist Church SEBRING On Sunday,the Rev. R onald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Jesus Brings Peace.Biblical reference i s from Ephesians 2:11-22.Sebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING Sunday morning,Pastor Terry Grove will preach on Equality of Men and Women.For the kids time with T-Bear,the pastor will give a little story. Sunday school will be studying itness to New Life,looking at the Scripture from Luke 24:36-53. F or more information,call 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchS EBRING Agatha Johnson will be t he speaker Sunday morning. Her topic will be Unlimited Dimensions of Gods Love. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane (Village I Spring Lake).T he Church of the Way E FCASEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum will start a series on eschatology with the message title being Gods Timeline for the World. T he Church of the Way EFCA is at 1 005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. The church phone is 4 71-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. F or church information and the pastors m essages go to www.thewaychurch.org. C ontinued from page 8B RELIGION WHEATON,Ill. (APWheaton College,a top e vangelical school,is joining a raft of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration mandate that most employers offer health insurance that covers birth control. The college,based in Wheaton,Ill.,filed the fede ral suit Wednesday in the District of Columbia. Last May,Roman Catholic dioceses,schools, charities and health care agencies filed a dozen federal lawsuits around the country,arguing the requirement violates religious freedom. Among the plain-t iffs in those suits are the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of America. Health and Human Services adopted the mandate a s part of President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. The goal is to improve health care for women and children by allowing women to spacet heir pregnancies. A religious exemption generally allowed churches a nd other houses of worship to opt out,but kept the requirement in place for religiously affiliated nonprofits,including hospitals,colleges and charities. M any religious leaders across faith traditions argued the exemption was far too narrow,and the O bama administration offered to soften the rule. However,the plaintiffs in the lawsuits said the accommodation doesnt go far enough. Wheaton College is latest to sue over birth control rule


C M Y K W hen the men came from the East in search of the King of the Jews,they came prepared to worship Him. At the very outset,we do notk now how many wise men there were or their country of origin! This precious information given to us the by inspired pen of Matthewc onveys valuable examples and lessons. A s they left home,they knew they were coming intot he presence of royalty and as the custom was they brought gifts and their gifts were gold,frankincense and myrrh. An interesting obser-v ation is seen in the rebels against Saul despised him and brought no gifts whereas the queen of Sheba respected Solomon and broughtg ifts. (1 Samuel 10:27; 1 Kings 10:1,2) Continued to be led by the star in the East,they came to where the child was and they entered the house. (Matthew 2:9-11) Did you notice that the baby is now a child and they were no longer in a manger but a house? Did you also note And when they had come into the house,they saw the young Child with Mary His mother,and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures,they presented gifts to Him:gold,frankincense,and myrrh.They did not worship Mary nor presented gifts to her! Mary was never exalted to a place of worship by Divine authority! What was the significance of the gifts? Were these just gifts from things available in their country or did they have a specific meaning? How familiar were they with the prophets and the teachings regarding the coming King/Messiah? Gold:This could certainly be called the metal of the kingssince it was the most valuable of metals. Nebuchadnezzar was called the head of gold (Daniel 2:38) and one of the gifts t hat the queen of Sheba brought to Solomon was gold. (1 Kings 10:2 the many teachings regarding the coming King waso ffering of gold. (Psalm 72:10-15) F rankincense:This gum/sap came from the barko f trees in Arabia and India. It has a long history with the children of Israel. It was pulverized and used in burning incense (Exodus 30:8,34;L eviticus 2:1,2) and a purer kind was used in the showbread (Leviticus 24:7). Myrrh:This,too,was gum from trees in Arabia and alsoh as a long history with Israel. We learn from Exodus 30:23 it was a compound in holy anointing oil and in Psalm 45:8 it was a perfume. On the cross,Jesus was offered myrrh (Mark 15:23 apparently for medicinal purposes and Joseph and Nicodemus used a mixture of myrrh on the body of Jesus (John 19:38-42 We may not fully understand the wise mens mind set in offering the gifts,but several examples are clearly manifested by these men of the East: 1) They knew who they were coming before! Hear the cry of Jehovah God through the prophet Malachi (1:14 deceiver who has in his flocka male,and makes a vow, but sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished-for I am a g reat King,says the Lord of hosts,And my Name is to be feared among the nations. The apostle Paul used 11 chapters to explain Godsa mazing grace to both Jew and Gentile and then stated: I beseech you therefore, brethren,by the mercies of God,that you present yourb odies a living sacrifice, holy,acceptable to God, w hich is your reasonable service(Romans 12:1 2 ) They planned ahead, and,therefore,they were prepared to worship the King. Heed the ringing rebuke via the prophet Isaiah( 1:15) When you spread out your hands,I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers,I will not hear. Your hands aref ull of blood.The church of God at Corinth needed a similar warning:Now in giving you these instructionsI do not praise you,since you come together not for the better but for the worse. For first of all,when you come together as a church,I hear that there are divisions among you,and I in part believe it(1 Corinthians 11:17,18). 3) Though not directly related to their gifts,these wise men were truly wise men as they did not listen to Herods deception. They choose to heed Divine instructions and did not fall prey to Herods lie. Now the Spirit expressly says that i n latter times some will depart from the truth,giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,speaking lies in hypocrisy,havingt heir own conscience seared with a hot iron,forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be receivedw ith thanksgiving by those who believe and know the t ruth(1 Timothy 4:1-3). Though these wise men w ere never named,they were indeed a worthy example to follow in their journey to find the King who became the King of kings and Lordo f lords. Frank Parker can be reached at f rankparker27@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily thoseo f the News-Sun staff. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, July 20, 2012www.newssun.com FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHO; 3.639"; 2"; Black; main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 1 1 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 5"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 3 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 7/6,20; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 Gold, frankincense and myrrh S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Incredible,unbelievable and truly amazing are words that are used to describe MasterM agician Terry Hedges. Unfortunately,even those words fall short of conveying the genius and wonder of a performance by the giftedm an from Nashville,Tenn. Adjectives fail where this magical artist whose performances incorporate everything from sleight-of-hand tod isappearing illusions to music is concerned. W ith a long list of clients that includes the White House,where he has appeared twice,Hedges effortlessly delivers a per-f ormance unlike anything currently on any stage. From never-before-seen card and coin tricks so sophisticated illusions,Hedges delivers ar iveting performance with humor,class and style to make audience members feel like there part of entertainment history in the making. H edgesshow weaves together magic,music, h umor and audience participation to take audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride that leaves them wondering where the time went. Sob e prepared to find yourself on the edge of your seat shaking your head in astonishment and bewilderment while enjoying Hedgespersonality,c reativity and precisely-executed trickery. This award-winning Master Magician has delighted crowds all over the UnitedS tates and in Europe for more than 20 years. Whether its a c oncert stage,a packed school gymnasium,a church, a retreat or a business convention,guests at a Hedges show experience the mostm ind-boggling spectacle they have ever seen. Hedges will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at LakeP lacid Church of the Nazarene. The church is at 512 Interlake Blvd. Bring the whole family and enjoy an amazing adventure and a loto f fun. For more information, call 446-1339. Hedges brings magic to Church of Nazarene Southern Gospel concert SaturdaySEBRING A Southern Gospel Dinner Concert will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Dees Restaurant,138 N. Ridgewood Drive. Cost of admission isb y donation only. Call 471-2228 for reservations; seats fill up quickly.VBS at Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID IncrediWorld A mazement Park,AThrill Ride Through Gods Creation,will be the theme of Daily Vacation Bible School next week at Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. The program is designed for p reschool through high school,ages 3 and up. The church will provide an meal at 5 :30 p.m.,with the program being from 7-8:30 p.m. The VBS will run Monday t hrough Friday,July 23-27. All children are welcome. The church is at the western end of Lake June (808 Gardenia St. U.S. 27,take Lake June Road to Miller,t urning north on Wildflower. For further information,contact the church office at 6 99-0671. On-line registration is available at: http//answers.com/manage/studentf orms/llbclp.Babylon visit on agenda for VBS at Sebring ChristianS EBRING Sebring Christian C hurch is going to Babylon this year for V acation Bible School to learn about Daniels Courage in Captivity. VBS runs Sunday through Friday, A ug. 5-10,from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information about the program,call thec hurch office at 382-6676 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church is at 4514 Hammock Road. RELIGION Snapshots Guest Column Frank Parker RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to theNews-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 33870. For information, call 385-6155,ext. 516. A ssociated PressNASHVILLE,Tenn. Public discussion of evolution often turns into a nastyd ebate between youngearth creationists on one s ide and atheists who believe science disproves the existence of God on theo ther. But it doesnt have to be that way. W itness the gracious dialogue taking place between Southern Baptist seminary p rofessors and evangelical scientists on the BioLogos website. In a series of essays titled Southern BaptistV oices,the two groups consider questions such as whether the existence of a historical Adam and Eve created in the image ofG od is compatible with the gradual development of h umans through evolution. While there is disagreem ent,the authors are quick to emphasize places where they do agree,such as the reality of the miracles described in the Bible,i ncluding the bodily resurrection of Jesus. And there is room for give-and-take on both sides. The series came about a fter Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Academic Dean Kenneth Keathley and BioLogos President Darrel Falk met at a Christian scholars conference last year. Keathley agreed to invite seminary professors to contribute essays describing their disagreements with BioLogos,a nonprofit foundation committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and biblical faith,according to its website. Keathley begins the first essay by noting that the Southern Baptist statement of faith is silent on how God created the universe. But he goes on to say that Southern Baptistsvery literal interpretation of Scripture leads many in the denomination to hold the view that God created the world in six,24-hour days less than 10,000 years ago. Many Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant Christians today see parts of the Bible such as the creation as metaphorical, but for many evangelical Christians such a belief is untenable. Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler,a young-earth creationist,has called the attempt to reconcile evangelicals to evolution a direct attack upon biblical authority. Keathley,meanwhile, calls himself an old-earth creationist who accepts that the universe is billions of years old,but also believes that God directly intervened at certain points in natural history. In an introductory essay to the series,Keathley layso ut several points where he believes Southern Baptists a re at odds with the BioLogos model. Among them is whether Adam andE ve were real people who experienced a real fall from g race with God that brought sin into the world. The concept is also central t o the idea that Jesus saved the world from sin through his death on the cross. Falk and two other writers state respond that sci-e nce tells us there was never a time when the human population from which all modern humans descended was as small ast wo individuals.Instead, they suggest the possibility t hat God began a covenantal relationship with a real,h istorical first couple who brought about spiritual death as a result of their disobedience. Keathley also points out t hat for some Christians, evolution presents a problem because it implies that suffering and death have been with the world fromt he beginning,rather than resulting from rebellion against God. oung-earth creationists ask,What does this do to the nature of God if God created the world with pain and suffering from the beginning?Keathley said in an interview. Another essayist,Bill Dembski,who is a research fellow at the Discovery Institute and one of the leaders of the Intelligent Design movement,takes it a stretch further when he says,In terms of strict logic,nothing takes you from natural selection to atheism,but,as a practical matter,many people find that Darwin makes atheism seem plausible. Falk and others say in their essay that the problem of evil is a challenge,but that Scripture does not take a universally negative view of suffering and death in the present age. Rather it is recognized as being both a tragedy and a creative force. So far,BioLogos has published four essays and responses with three more planned. Writers on both sides say the dialogue has been useful. I think everybody recognizes this is an important topic and its not going to do any good to simply yell at each other across the fence,he said. They need to hear from us on the nature of Scripture,the nature of the fall and of salvation. And we need to hear from them on the nature of modern science. Scientists, seminarians debate evolution on website The Biologos website.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 20, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 3 4 4 1 1 By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticC hristopher Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy in t ypically spectacular,ambitious fashion with The Dark Knight Rises,but the feeling o f frustration and disappointment is unshakable. Maybe that was inevitable. Maybe nothing could have met the expectations estab-l ished by 2008s The Dark Knight,which revolutionized and set the standard for films based on comic books by being both high-mindeda nd crowd-pleasing. With Christian Bale as his tortured s uperhero starting from 2005s Batman Begins,N olan has explored the complicated and conflicting motivations of man as well as the possibility of greatness and redemption within society. H ere,as director and cowriter,hes unrelenting in hammering home the dread, the sorrow,the sense of detachment and futility of ac ity on the brink of collapse with no savior in sight. Gotham is under siege in ways that tonally and visually recall 9/11; what is obviously the island of Manhattan gets cut off from the outside world at one point. Rather than seeming exploitative,its just one of many examples of the script from Nolan and his usual collaborator,his brother Jonathan,making the franchise feel like a relevant reflection of our times. Identity theft,economic collapse and an uprising of the disgruntled,disenfranchised have-nots against the smug, comfy haves also come into play. Theres so much going on here,though,with so many new characters who are all meant to function in significant ways that The Dark Knight Risesfeels overloaded,and sadly lacking the spark that gave 2008s The Dark Knightsuch vibrancy. The absence of Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the anarchic and truly frightening Joker,is really obvious here. It retrospect,it makes you realize how crucial Ledgers performance was in making that Batman movie fly. By comparison,The Dark Knight Risesis plot-heavy, obsessed with process,laden with expository dialogue and flashbacks that bog down the momentum and dare I say it? just flat-out boring at times. Yes,the Batman world through Nolans eyes is supposed to be moody and introspective; youve got to admire the fact that he is willing to challenge us this way when summer blockbusters so often feel flashy and hollow.And yet at thes ame time,it takes some giant leaps with its characters which either make no sense, havent earned the emotions there seeking,or both. The Dark Knight Rises does feature the kind of impeccable production values weve come to expect from Nolans films; many members of his core team are back,including cinematographer Wally Pfister,editor Lee Smith and production designers Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh. The Dark Knight Risesfeels weighty and substantive and, thankfully,isnt in 3-D but it takes on an even grittier look than its predecessors as Gotham City devolves into desperation and ruin. But Nolans approach is so coldly cerebral that its a detriment to the films emotional core. Its all doom and gloom and no heart. There is no reason to care about these characters,who function more as cogs in an elaborate, chaotic machine than as real people whose souls are at stake. Its been four years since The Dark Knightcame out but eight years have passed in terms of story. Bales Bruce Wayne suffers in selfimposed exile,sulking about Wayne Manor,mourning the loss of his darling Rachel and carrying the burden of blame for the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent. His goal of a peaceful Gotham has been achieved,but hes left as a man without a purpose. Michael Caine,as the ever-loyal valet Alfred,brings dignity and eloquence to the film as he begs Bruce to carve out his own form of happiness. Fellow veterans Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as gadget guru Lucius Fox are their u sual dignified selves,but they dont register the way they should because the film is so overstuffed. Several new characters m anage to draw Bruce out of his funk in various ways. Anne Hathaway brings some much needed zest to the proceedings as Selina Kyle,oth-e rwise known as Catwoman in the Batman universe,a slinky thief who punctures Bruces bubble when she lifts his fingerprints from his safe, along with a beloved pearl necklace. The other woman in Bruces life,however,is woefully underdeveloped which is a real problem because she plays a key role in the films climactic revelations. Marion Cotillard (one of many alumni from Nolans Inception) co-stars as Miranda Tate,awealthy philanthropist who hopes to work with Wayne Enterprises on developing clean,sustainable energy. The romance that develops between her and Bruce is utterly unbelievable. Joseph Gordon-Levitt adds a youthful presence as John Blake,an up-and-coming member of the police force who inspires Bruce to revisit his own childhood as an orphan. Then theres Bane,a muscular mass of pure evil who orchestrates an elaborate takeover of Gotham City. The role is a huge waste of what Tom Hardy can do; his character is so one-dimensional and poorly defined,hes never so much a fearsome figure as a large and hulking one. It doesnt help matters that its often difficult to make out what hes saying beneath the cage-like muzzle that covers his nose and mouth and alters his voice. Hardy can be sexy and charismatic (as he proved in Inception) but also a dangerous and unpredictable figure. None of that is on display here. H s all brute force. But he is the instigator of the films dazzling opening sequence,worthy of the best of James Bond:a daring aeri-a l maneuver in which Bane kidnaps a scientist by hijacking his plane from the skies above. Thats probably the most effective of the manys et pieces Nolan stages here, although the collapse of Heinz Field during a packed football game also has an urgent,visceral quality,with thrills that recall the most imaginative moments of Inception. This is the problem when youre an exceptional,visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary,they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a letdown. Ron Phillips/Warner Bros./MCT T om Hardy as Bane and Christian Bale as Batman face off in The Dark Knight Rises. Ron Phillips/Warner Bros./MCT A nne Hathaway stars as Catwoman in The Dark Knight R ises. DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: Seven years ago,while on a business trip to Europe,I went to a bar,got drunk and wentb ack to my hotel with one of the hostesses.It was a one-night stand,but my wife found out. I quit drinking with the h elp of AA and have never had another affair. However,I am a sociable,f riendly person,and I like to share laughs and lighthearted conversation withm embers of both sexes. Although my wife claims t o have forgiven me,she constantly brings up my flingand makes it cleart hat she doesnt trust me to this day,despite my repeate d apologies,my desire to make amends and my determination never to do it again. She has made my life a living hell. She hasa n extremely caustic tongue that she uses at e very opportunity to embarrass and humiliate me. I no longer love her,but her health isnt the best and s he hasnt worked for several years. What can I do, Abby? I feel so alone and s tuck. Desperate in the U.S.A. Dear Desperate: Because you are both miserable,do what other cou-p les with troubled marriages do get marriage counseling to see if you and your wife can reach an understanding you both canl ive with. If that doesnt work,however,and she c ontinues to berate and humiliate you,consult al awyer and go on with your life. Dear Abby:My husband and I are going to Italyn ext year and taking our two sons,ages 8 and 12, with us. We have planned and saved for this trip for five years. W hen my sister-in-law heard about it,she invited herself along,with her husband and two children who are my sonsages. Although I love all of them,I dont want to spend my vacation of a lifetime with her. She often pawns her children off on others while she goes and does her own thing. Shes a pro at it and has done it to me many times. How do I approach this without anyones feelings being hurt? Theres no way I can go on this trip with h er. Id rather not go. Help! Bound for Italy Dear Bound: You may b e bound,but were you also gagged when your sist er-in-law invited herself and her family along? Thats when you shouldh ave had the gumption to say no. T he longer you put off telling her,the harder it will be,so tell her now. If you dont have the courage to do it alone,you and yourh usband should do it together. You haveevery r ight to go on your dream trip the way you and your husband planned it. His sis-t er can schedule her familys visit to Italy at another t ime. Dear Abby: My husband a nd I have clearly stated more than once that we didnt plan to have children. Recently,however, we realized that we hads imply not been ready. We have decided to try for a baby in the near future. If we are lucky enough to conceive,howw ill we respond to the inevitable barrage of quest ions about whether or not the baby was planned? Taking it Back in New York Dear Taking it Back:Just say you changed your mind and the baby not only isnta n accident but is a welcome blessing. D ear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline P hillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. B ox 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447 Man pays for onenight stand with 7-year punishment Dear Abby Batman series ends as epic letdown in Dark Knight Rises Movie Review The Dark Knight Rises R ating: PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality andl anguage) Running time: 164 minutes R eview: (of 4


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, July 20, 2012 Photos courtesy of Getty Images ADifferent Kindof EducationCollege education has changed dramatically over the years, and often in ways that benefit working adults.Schools now offer a variety of online and campus course options.Smart phone applications allow students to check in on class discussions.Online libraries make the latest textbooks and research available at the click of a mouse.Diverse tutoring options and academic resources mean the education experience has become more customized to individual student needs. Youll be more likely to find other working adults and practitioner faculty who bring their own diverse work experience into the classroom. Whats Your Style?Everyone learns differently. Understanding what learning styles work best for you helps you make better,more informed decisions about how to learn new things,and whether youre best suited for online or classroom learning. Here are a few of the learning styles which style best describes you? Solitary These students focus best when alone and tend to be highly motivated. They benefit most from having alone time for studying.Social Social learners often need to bounce ideas off of others. Study groups both in-person and online work well for these students.Visual This type of learner often doodles,using visual cues to help understand and retain new information. Study aids could include graphics or color coded notes.Verbal These students have a way with words, enjoying reading,writing and crosswords. Reading aloud, summarizing content in their own words or using acronyms are good study tools for verbal learners.Aural Aural learners have an affinity for music and sound. They can learn content by making musical associations,such as playing music while studying,making up songs,or putting facts to tunes they know.Logical These financial and math-minded learners frequently make use of ordered lists. They benefit by using to-do lists for studying tasks.Physical Moving around helps physical students retain information. Taking lots of notes during class,as well as walking or jogging while memorizing facts are helpful study aids. You can take a self-assessment to find out your learning style by visiting www.phoenix.edu/ LearningStyleAssessment. F AMILY FEATURES The phrase back to schooldoesnt just apply to kids. Many adults are headed back to the classroom in hopes of starting a new career or improving their odds of promotion within their current job. In fact,according to the National Center for Education Statistics,the number of students over age 25 grew 43 percent from 2000 to 2009 and its expected to increase another 23 percent by 2019. Anyone considering going back to college needs to do their homework,said University of Phoenix School of Business Dean Dr. Bill Berry. Returning to school is a big decision,and you have to be sure of your reasons so you get the most out of your educational experience. Do your research and ask questions. Additionally,talk with your family to make sure there prepared to support you. Going back to school is a commitment,but its one that could change your life for the better. So how do you know if going back to school is right for you? How do you choose a college and program? If youve been thinking of going back to school,Dr. Berry recommends asking yourself the following questions and answering them honestly:Whataremygoals?You need to be clear about why you want to go back to school. Some common goals include getting ahead in your career,starting a career in a new field,or the personal satisfaction that comes with completing your degree. DoIhavetimetotakeclasses?Building in time for coursework and using time management skills is necessary for success. According to the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning,whether taking classes online or in a classroom,it can take at least eight hours a week of work to successfully complete assignments. Consider how you will structure your week in order to maximize time.AmIself-motivatedandself-disciplined?Many adult learners have responsibilities other than school,such as families and jobs, which require time and personal commitments. You need motivation and discipline to do the work no one will do it for you.DoIhaveaplacetostudy?Having a dedicated space to complete assignments whether its reading,writing a paper or creating a presentation is important,even if its small or shared with someone else. If youre taking online classes,youll either need your own computer and Internet access or access to these in order to participate in online group discussions,submit assignments or take advantage of electronic learning resources.HowcanIleveragemysupportsystem?Having personal as well as professional support is critical. Ask family or friends if they are willing to look after your children while youre studying. If you work,discuss your situation with your supervisor to ensure you have a plan in place to address work-related deadlines and responsibilities.Howaremycomputerskills?How comfortable are you with basic computer programs and Internet research? As more and more course work is done online,its critical to have these skills in order to succeed. If your computer skills are a bit rusty,look to see if your college or university offers any courses to help strengthen your skills before enrolling. DoIreallyknowwhattoexpect?If you havent been to school in a while,or you never had a college experience,starting out can be overwhelming. Programs such as the University of Phoenix University Orientation workshops are required for incoming students with less than 24 credits. This provides those students with an opportunity to experience the University of Phoenix classroom without incurring a financial burden. The three-week,no-cost workshops allow students to experience the Universitys academic rigor. We want our students to succeed,said Dr. Berry. Offering this workshop lets them figure out if this is a good fit for them,and what is expected of them as students.WhattoLookForIf youve decided that youre ready for school,you need to choose one that will help you achieve your goals. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning recommends that you:Look for colleges that are accredited Check for their accreditation on their website,or look for them at www.ed.gov.Ask about Prior Learning Assessment (PLA If the school has a system for evaluating your prior learning,you could save time and money when earning your degree.Find out about student services Will you have access to the library whenever you need it? Is tutoring or online help available? If its an online program,will you be able to interact with other students? Will you have access to faculty and advisors to help you with classwork and your program goals? For example,University of Phoenix assigns every student a Graduation Team made up of advisors for enrollment,academics and finance,in order to help you navigate your entire college experience. ou also need to determine how you will pay for school,said Dr. Berry. Between scholarships,federal financial aid,pay-as-you-learn plans,student loans or tuition reimbursements by employers,there are a lot of options available to help you get the education you want. Make sure youre clear on tuition costs,and talk with the schools finance advisors before enrolling. Going back to school is a big decision,but if you ask the right questions and do the right planning,it will be a decision you can make with confidence,knowing it will pay off with a brighter future. You can learn more about University of Phoenix programs at www.phoenix.edu.