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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 09-07-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K N ews-Sun staff/wire reportsTALLAHASSEE T he Florida Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a man who shot and killeda highway patrol trooper more than five years ago. T he high court Thursday unanim ously upheld the conviction and death sentence of Joshua Lee Altersberger. He entered a guilty plea t o killing Sgt. Nick Sottile during a Jan. 12,2007 traffic stop north of Lake Placid in 2009,just threed ays before his trial was to begin. Altersberger pleaded guilty to murder and a jury recommended by a 9 to 3 vote that he r eceive the death penalty. H is attorneys, however,argued that Sottiles murder was not cold,calculated and premeditated and did not B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Seventy-seven Highlands County elementary students achieved perfect scores on the 2011 Florida ComprehensiveAssessment Test. Of the perfect scores,34 were on the reading test; 34 on the math test, five on the writing test and three on the science test. Ten students made perfect scores in two subjects and one student,Vaidehi Persad a fourth grader at Sun N Lake Elementary. was perfect in all in three. At least one student in every elementary school had at least one perfect score. Lake Placid Elementary School had the most perfect FCAT students with 14. Sun N Lake Elementary School had 12. In front of a packed audience at the school board chambers Tuesday night, NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, September 7-8, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 111 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 91 73C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A An afternoon or evening T-storm F orecast Question: Now that Labor Day has passed, do you expect gas prices to take a significant dip? Next question: Does Joshua Lee Altersberger deserve to be put to death for killing FHP Trooper Nick Sottile in 2007? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Vera Cribbs Age 90, of Lake Placid Lee Roberts Age 83, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 25.9% No 74.1% Total votes: 108 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Deed Transfers7B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Unknown Soldiers2A Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 6 6 Courtesy photos Security camera photos of the men who robbed the Circle K on Hammock Road in Sebring Tuesday night. N ews-Sun staffSEBRING Highlands County Sheriff's Detectivesa re investigating an armed robbery that occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday at theC ircle K convenience Store at the corner of Jacklin Avenue a nd Hammock Road. According to a press release,two masked mene ntered the store one armed with a gun and the o ther holding a machete. The suspect with the gun reportedly jumped the counter,hit the clerk in the face with the g un and demanded he open the cash drawer. The clerk complied and the s uspects grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and ran out. T he victim was treated at the scene and did not require h ospitalization. The two suspects were described as Hispanic orb lack males. One of them was about 5-foot-8 with a m edium build and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. The other was tall with a thin build. A nyone with information on this robbery is requested to call the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Criminal I nvestigations Unit at 863402-7250 and speak to Detective Roger St. Laurent. Anyone with information w ho wants to remain anonym ous and be eligible for a c ash reward is asked to call H eartland Crime Stoppers at 1 -800-226-TIPS (8477 visit www.heartlandc rimestoppers.com/. A nonymity is guaranteed. HCSO seeks armed robbery suspects N ews-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A selection of the elementary school students who earned perfect scores on the FCAT. V aidehi Persad (extreme right, first row), a fourth grader at Sun N Lake Elementary, is the only student in the county to make perfect scores on all three tests math, reading and writing. CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Jacob Gauger, a third grader at Cracker Trail, examines his medal. Applauding perfection 77 students honored for perfect FCAT scores See PERFECT,page 5A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING At Tuesdays county commission meeting,the issue of hiring more medical emergency first responders was discussed. Executive director Harvey Craven told the commission he needed another two provisional paramedics in addition to the five recently hired. No one on the commission was opposed to the idea. Commissioner Don Elwell, however,did ask about the department policy where provisional paramedics are paid a starting paramedic wage whenever they work,even if they are fulfilling an emergency medical technicians function. EMTs have less training and responsibilities than paramedics and are typically paid less. Elwell asked if employees could be paid at the two different rates. re looking at every area, Elwell said,referring to the countys need to cut costs. It seemed this might be opportunity to save money and be fair to those with more experience and training. One of the complicating facElwells EMS questions spark Facebook furor W est N ile v irus is tiny, but it is l eaving a big mark o n U .S. society 1 2B By BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING After a whirlwind tour of meetings and press conferences in Daytona Beach,Tres Stephenson was back at his desk as the President of the Sebring International Raceway Thursday. The longtime Raceway director is full of anticipation after a combined press conference by principals of the American Le Mans and Grand American series,announcing the merger of the two sanctioning bodies,which included the acquisition of the leases for Sebring International Raceway and the Chateau Elan Hotel & Merger wonderful for Sebring track Raceway director says new owners bring resources Stephenson See MERGER,page 3A Elwell See ELWELL,page 3A A good startL ady Devils open season w ith win over Hardee SPORTS, 1BSmoke in the skyP rescribed burns planned a t Lake June State Park PAGE6 A A ltersberger Altersberger death sentence upheld by court Killed trooper in 2007 See DEATH,page 3A


C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING West Sebring V olunteer Fire Department joined six teams from around the state to compete in the2 012 Florida State Firefighters Association B ass Pro Shop Competition. The event features competitive timed skills events that t est endurance and practical applications. West Sebring was joined by two other teams from Highlands County,DesotoC ity Volunteer Fire Department,which placed third overall,and Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Department. T he 2012 members of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire D epartments Firematics Team set out months ago on aj ourney to bring home the state traveling trophy and the bragging rights that come with it. Months of planning, fund raising and practicingp aid off last weekend but it didnt come easy. The team started practicing months ago,giving up evening and weekends tryingt o get back into competitive shape while training new members of the team. It was go time,competition ready and off to Fort Myers for the 2012 Florida State Firefighters Association Bass Pro Shop Competition. The first event of the day, The Dry Hose started off great. Team captain Chris Kelley commented on how great the team ran that event. It was like they were hitting on all cylinders.Better than any practice run they had done. The tone was set and the team was off to a great start. T he second event of the day,The 1 into 2,an event t hat had haunted the team through practice,was up. There were a few jittersg oing into this one. Just connectcould be heard b efore the team took off,and thats just what the team did. They connected flawlessly w ith a time good enough for firstplace in that event. The third event,The Dry Hose,looked great and felt great but in an event wheree very second counts the team came up just short in tenths of a second to the first place team of Plantation. West Sebring seemed to r un neck and neck with Plantation all day to this p oint. Although the team did not get first place in thise vent,every point counts and it was a solid second that brought West Sebring on its way to being number one. The next event,The Barrel P ush,is an event in the past that has proven to be firstor last. Its the way the barrel rolls that day.This year it was time to be first,the eventl eader,Asst. Chief Joe Romanik was on point; it was a smooth run and again beat the teams practice times. The Barrel Push pushed the team closer to number one with another firstplace time. The Busted Hose event,a crowd favorite,mostly because of the water going everywhere,was the fifth event of the day.The event simulates what could happen on the fire ground when things go wrong and a hose breaks in the middle of the line,then do whats necessary to get it shut down and changed fast. This team did it f ast but not nearly fast enough,being beat out by t wo other teams to claim third place in the event. The final event,The B ucket Brigade,brings back history of days of old when p eople moved water to put out a fire by moving buckets of water from the water s ource to the fire. In this event its from one big water bucket to another by little buckets. The firstplace team in this event was Plantation,r unning it in a crazy time of 19 seconds. After the six events were completed West Sebring and Plantation Fire Departmentsw ere tied for firstplace and it was decided to use a run off o f the Bucket Brigade as the tie breaker. Plantation wouldr un it first,and they had a great run beating there original time by several seconds. The West Sebring team put together strategies,gotp umped up and then headed to the line. The team was ready and a few long seconds later it was over.West Sebring had won the tieb reaker by seven-tenths of a second,becoming 2012 state champions. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, September 7, 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 Sept. 5 232829363746x:3Next jackpot $2 millionSept. 1 2823274353x:5 Aug. 29 12836394447x:2 Sept. 5 210133536 Sept. 4 1020212426 Sept. 3 27102734 Sept. 2 713313436 Sept. 5 (n 7884 Sept. 5 (d 9529 Sept. 4 (n 5143 Sept. 4 (d 4866 Sept. 5(n 662 Sept. 5 (d 560 Sept. 4(n 180 Sept. 4 (d 224 Sept. 4 923334219 Aug. 31 1117222715 Aug. 28 1728334117 Aug. 24 23643442 Sept. 5 419264251 PB: 29Next jackpot $100 millionSept. 1 811214449 PB: 22 Aug. 29 2528495456 PB: 28 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center TD Bank sponsors September luncheonL AKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be at noon Wednesday att he Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Presentation will be made by Scott Canaday, director of the Highlands County EmergencyM anagement Office,on storm and hurricane preparedness. The luncheon is sponsored by TD Bank,LakeP lacid. RSVP the chamber today by email at chamber@lpfla.com or call 465-4 331.Shrine Club hosts breakfast and flea marketAVON PARK The Highlands Shrine Club,2 604 State Road 17 South, will be open to the public f or breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturdays for a $4 donation. The menu is pancakes,scrambled eggs, sausage,orange juice andm ore. The two bargain stores,flea market vendors a nd fresh produce vendor are open.Travailing Womens Conference setSEBRING Pastor Barbara J. Robinson and t he Travailing Women will present the seventh annual Travailing Womens Conference from 9 a.m. to4 p.m. Saturday,Sept. 15 at I nn on the Lakes Hotel, 3101 Golfview Road, (overlooking beautiful Lake Jackson). Featured guest speakers w ill be prophetess Wanda Holmes,Enmity and S orrow;prophetess Tasha Campbell,GrandmasD evils;pastor Bettye Jamison,Midwife, Metrons,Mantles;apostle and pastor Dr. Annie Darville,There Shall be aP erformance;mother A. Greene Submission;and pastor and travailer Barbara J. Robinson,aiting on God. S potlight featured guest will be rain dancer Ty Young,and a souvenir will be available Travailing, the book. For registration and information (cost $25 includes lunch),RSVP byc alling (561 452-2531.Commodities distribution is set for todaySEBRING Commodities distribution for September will be from9 a.m. to noon and 1:303:30 p.m. today at The Salvation Army,3135 Kenilworth Blvd. Those with a 2012 C ommodities Card may pick up commodities in the Drop Off lane. If not,goi nside and register for the new 2012 year,then receive a new card andc ommodities. Call 385-7548,ext. 306 w ith any questions.Heartland Pops Concert Band begins rehearsalsAVON PARK The Heartland Pops Concert Band,The Premier Concert Band in theH eartland,announces weekly rehearsals for its 2 012-2013 concert season beginning from 7-9 p.m. Monday,Sept. 17 at AvonP ark High School. This Premier Concert B andis enjoying its fourth season under the direction of Anthony Jones a nd is always happy to welcome new members. Whether new to the area ora local,full-time or seasonal resident,new membersa re invited. For information,call 314-8877.Masons to help Highlands Humane SocietyOn Saturday,the memb ers of Placid Lodge 282 and Sebring Lodge 249, Free and Accepted Masons, are hosting an open house for the Humane Society ofH ighlands County. Both lodges will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,collecting office and cleaning supplies,dog and cat food,c at litter and monetary donations. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A B efore Cpl. Reece Lodder deployed to Afghanistan last fall,he agonized over leaving his beautiful wife behind. Preparing to say goodb ye to the most important person in your life for s even months ... it hurts, the 22-year-old Marine told The UnknownS oldiersin 2011. Its a struggle. T oday,after risking his life in one of the worlds most dangerous places, Cpl. Lodder is home. It was a really good d eployment,Lodder said Aug. 30 from Marine C orps Base Hawaii. Im thankful its over,but sometimes I miss it. T he fact that anyone would miss A fghanistans Helmand province,especially while stationed in Hawaii,s peaks to the selflessness of a young generation that has consistently stepped f orward since Sept. 11, 2001. But if you ask L odder,he was simply doing his job and owes everything to his fellow Marines and his loved ones in the state ofW ashington. I had so much support from my family and church back home,he said. God got us through this. While some politicians a nd media pundits are self-proclaimed experts on t he decade-plus Afghanistan conflict,the opinions of Americans like Lodder,as one of a relative handful to servet here,truly matter. From his perspective,America is making progress in Afghanistan because our nations bravest men andw omen are still willing to serve and sacrifice. s not a sexy story, the military journalist said. But the (Afghan people were very receptive to the work we've done. Lodder,who jumped between several units while capturing images and filing reports,said a storyline pushed by some in the mainstream media Afghan civilians universally despising American troops is simply not accurate. They were thankful and kind of in awe of the fact that we were over there to help them and to serve,Lodder said. In some respects,realistically,there kind of used to us being there. Still,tragic violence continues in Afghanistan, including an increase in so-called insider attacks against U.S. forces by terrorists wearing Afghan military or police uniforms. While Lodders heart aches for the families of his fallen brothers and sisters in arms,the Marine believes the cowardly attacks reveal a drastically weakened enemy. The insurgents are so desperate ... thats what there resorting to, Lodder said. There so weak because of all the work that weve done to push them out and cripple their insurgency. Finding beauty C ourtesy photo West Sebring Volunteer Fire Departments Firematics Team beat out six other teams from a round the state in the recent 2012 Florida State Firefighters Association Bass Pro Shop Competition. Team members are (front row, from left) Lt. Robby Viera, firefighter Luis R odriguez, Capt. Robert Price, Assistant Chief Joe Romanik, firefighter Matt Muha; (back row, from left) team captain Chris Kelley, firefighter Max Sherwood, firefighter Bobby Carson, and Chief Scott Mann. Assistant Chief Billy Kingston is also a member of the team. WSVFD Firematics Team named 2012 state champions By CHRISTOPHERTUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Five candidates have qualified to run for the Avon Park City Council. Three are incumbents Brenda Gray,Terry Heston and Paul Miller and two are challengers Jim Barnard and Garrett Anderson. Gray has served three terms of office and has been the citys deputy mayor for three years. Heston and Miller have each served one term. Barnard is running for the first time. He is retired,and a volunteer at First Baptist Church where he maintains the grounds and facilities. The News-Sun was unable to reach Anderson. The top three vote getters will earn seats on the council. Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilor Parke Sutherland do not have to run for office this year. The municipal election is part of the general election Nov. 6. Five candidates qualify for AP city council elections See SOLDIER,page 6A GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K tors,Cravin told Elwell,is that an emergency medical responders might work both positions during a shift. At a guess,Craven thought it might be a 70/30 percent split. Exact figures were difficult to collect. Elwell did not propose a motion,or action of any kind. The agenda item was just a request for the two additional provisional employees. The board never got to a vote. The item was temporarily pulled after Elwell asked his questions. Word of the discussion, however,spread. By Tuesday night,Facebook and other social media sites overflowed with postings taking Elwell to task for wanting to disband the Emergency Medical Service,or accusing him of wanting to cut personnel and salaries. It kind of went downhill, Elwell said Wednesday afternoon. People are really passionate. Word of mouth has kind of turned into that game of telephone. Too many people have gotten the facts twisted,he said. Its made for an interesting day. Elwell added one constituent had what he thought was a good suggestion: Doing a ride-along for a shift. It was something Elwell had not considered. I didnt know there was room in an ambulance,he said. I thought it would be kind full. However,he thinks a ridealong is a useful idea. He said it is important for commissioners to get out of the comfy green chair and walk in (an emergency responders) shoes. Im not trying to cut anyone off at the knees,Elwell said. Im for our (EMTs and paramedics). Spa as well as the Road A tlanta track in Braselton, Ga. This is going to be wonderful,said Stephenson. e are going to haver esources we have never had before. Stephenson said that officials from the Grand American Road RacingS eries have been at the track for several days and everybody has been re-hired. s going to be just like it was,only with new owner-s hip,he said. In fact,it may be difficult for anyone to see any notice-a ble difference. The 2013 edition still will be the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring fueled b y Fresh From Florida. The American Le Mans S eries will remain the sanctioning body for one more year while rules are deter-m ined to meld the ALMS with Grand-Am. A press conference was held in Daytona Beach to make the formal announcement with Don Panoz and Scott Atherton of the ALMSa t the table with Jim France and Ed Bennett of the Grand A merican Road Racing Series. It was a deal that had been y ears in the making,but the initial agreement reportedly w as made six months ago during a golf game with France and Panoz. L ater,some manufacturers and teams were contacted about the accord and all agree the combination into a single sanctioning body willb e beneficial for the road racing world as a whole. The first local inklings of the deal came at an Aug. 30 special meeting of theS ebring Airport authority to reassign the lease. R eportedly,both Panoz and France were at that session. They gave some very generalized plans," said Sebring Airport Authority E xecutive Director Mike Willingham. T he lease was transferred to Citrus Speedway LLC,a Florida limited liability corporation. Thats just temporary u ntil there's an official new name for the group, S tephenson said. Panoz took the opportunity to note that the AutomotiveC lub dOuest had been contacted about the plan and t here were ongoing negotiations to make certain that ties to the 24 Hours of Le Mans w ould be maintained. This also will allow a single series to run at the absolute best tracks,said Stephenson. It will startw ith Daytona in 2014 then Sebring will be next,just like it was in the IMSA days. It appears the new group plans to run about a dozenr aces over the course of the season,although a schedule o f exactly which tracks and when has yet to be devel-o ped. Also in the mix is the sale of the Chateau Elan. R einhard Haubner,general manager of that facility,also h ad great expectations of the change. Im telling you,its going to be fabulous.he said. Like the Raceway, H aubner said he did not expect to see any changes to t he operation in the immediate future. The next item on the agend a,said Stephenson,will be the Sebring Historics schedu led for Oct. 25-28. Those will be held in conjunction with the 100tha nniversary celebration of the city of Sebring and was create d by the track as an annual event to honor the historic cars that have competed ont he legendary circuit Vintage Speed LLC will s erve as the event manager,a well-established group of racing professionals who are recognized throughout the vintage community. We are looking forward to kicking off the Sebring H istorics and helping to build it into one of the major vintage racing events in the US,s aid President of Vintage Speed Dan Schmutte. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 7, 2012Page 3A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp school care; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 9 9 4 4 3 3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 3 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 9/7,21; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 9 9 Continued from page 1A Merger joins ALMS, Grand-Am series News-Sun file photo F ans probably wont notice much difference at the next 12 Hours of Sebring, but the 2014 Race will likely feature a much different type of field for the historic endurance test. s going to be just like it was, only with new ownership.TRES STEPHENSON Sebring International Raceway president Continued from page 1A Elwell: Im not trying to cut anyone off at the knees By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING A new position has been created by the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. Applications are now beinga ccepted from applicants. The key to this position, said Ray Royce,executive director of the Highlands Citrus Growers Association, is that there hasnt been a true administrator for the HSWCD in decades.The new position will serve as the primary manager of all activities associated with theH SWCD. This means the individual w ill be responsible to provide leadership for financial, personnel,program plan-n ing,education and outreach,and project managem ent and implementation. For example,among a variety of duties,the executive director supervises and evaluates all staff and con-t ractors,oversees and coordinates volunteers,develops and administers grants and contracts,keeps the district board of supervisors informed,and ensures compliance with relevant laws a nd rules pertaining to district expenditures. The director will prepare and update district strategic and annual work plans; be the primary liaison to other a gencies,the media and the general public. The initial salary offered is w ithin a range of $47,500 and $62,500,depending on experience. The full job description a nd list of requirements can be found at http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu/ A ll applications have to received by 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. They may be sent to j ensenm@ufl.edu,faxed to 4 02-6544,or delivered in p erson at the Highlands County Extension Service at 4509 George Blvd. C all Royce at 385-8091. HSWCD looking for an executive director merit a death sentence. J ustices disagreed and pointed out that Altersberger earlier in the day had threate ned to shoot an officer. Altersberger also did not shoot Sottile until the trooper took his hand off his gun, justices said. I n deciding for the death penalty,which he handed down in Bartow on June 19, 2009,Judge MichaelH unter reviewed the transcripts of witn esses Quentin Kinder,who fledA ltersbergers vehicle during the traffic stop,and Peron Merise,a truck driver who had a clear view of what happened. H unter cited the testimony while explaining how the court came to its decision. Kinder testified that Altersberger had told him hew as going to kill the trooper before he did,and Merise testified that before he was shot,Sottile backed up a little and had his hands up. According to the law,the cold,calculated and premeditated aggravator must be proven by the state showing that the murder was not prompted by emotional frenz y,panic or a fit of rage,that there was a careful plan or p rearranged design to commit the murder,that there was heightened premeditat ion,and no pretext of legal or moral justification. There was no testimony that the defendant had been acting in an emotional frenz y,panic or fit of rage,Hunter wrote. According to the witness,when it appeared the trooperw as comfortable,the defendant lowered h is hands,produced a weapon,and shot the t rooper. He called the murder an unnecessary,execution-type killing,and said it was the type of killing for which thisa ggravating circumstance was intended. Citing the Florida Supreme Court,Hunter said the heightened premedita-t ion required to sustain the aggravator is one where the defendant has the opportunity to leave the scene but, instead,commits the murder. He could have attempted to disarm the trooper when the trooper took a step back and raised his hands, Hunter wrote. Instead,he shot him. Continued from page 1A Death sentence upheld for troopers killer S ottile


C M Y K No one worries about the experienced hunters,collectors or target shooters. Thesea re people who understand, not just how to handle guns and rifles,but how to keept hem safe. These are people who teach their families to have respect for firearms. N o one worries about responsible gun ownership. G iven our constant exposure to violence in the news,its understandable that manyp eople only feel safe if they have a gun in their house. We a gree that people must be allowed to protect themselves. We argue,however,that there are certain limits. It doesnt take an Uzi or an A K-47,for example,to kill a deer,or an unknown intruder i n the house for that matter in that case,a shotgun or large caliber hand gun is a muchb etter choice. Of course,the right to selfd efense is the most important right we have,but it really doesnt take a machine gun to be safe in the United States ofA merica. Sometimes legitimate safety concerns edge over intop aranoia and one persons paranoia can end with an innocent in the hospital or them orgue. What possible reason can a l aw-abiding citizen have for buying armor piecing bullets, or ammunition clips with am ass-destruction capacity,or plastic guns that can be snuck o nto an airplane or into a courthouse? Think about the danger to the general public when people on a twisted mission ordert housands of rounds of ammunition online. I n the first place,someone who needs hundreds of bullets to hit a target cant be a veryg ood shot. Who wants to be anywhere near a muzzle s pewing hot lead especially when the weapon is held in hands shaking with adrenalineb y someone cant shoot. We understand why critics of any type of firearm control worry curtailing the Second Amendment in any way.Theys ee a slippery slope leading to total control. We dont agree. People slide when they ignore what is going on around and just go with flow. T he right to bear arms,on the other hand,is an issue to which people have dedicatedt heir lives. No one will allow the Second Amendment to be breached. T here are times,however, when we have to face reality a nd be practical. The News-Sun thinks this is such a time. W e do live in a world where,too often,everyday l ife explodes into violence, but we dont think shooting back is practical public policy. The easier it is to buy ammunition or weapons capa-b le of mass killing,the more often violence will shatter our l ives. It is in our own best interest to return to the ban on the saleo f automatic weapons,and to not allow ammunition to be s old over the Internet certainly not ammunition that p uts our police officers at risk. We understand this means the law-abiding citizen sacri-f ices an individual right. We dont,however,think it i s too much to ask. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012www.newssun.com Its time to face reality The News-Sun supports the Second Amendment. Wedo,however, h ave concerns about weapons getting into the hands of unstable people, driven by dark visions with poor impulse control. Nu-Hope Elder Care Services needs supportEditor: Nu-Hope has provided vital services for seniors since 1975. These services allow seniors to remain in their homes and avoid nursing homes and nursing home placement. For more than 25 years,the county has partnered with Nu-Hope providing valuable funding to ensure that the needs of our seniors are met. However, as you may have heard,the county now proposes to end all support. This will have a significant impact. Every dollar provided by the county brings in $10 of federaland statefunded services. Without these funds, the number of seniors who can be served will be reduced. Many of these seniors will be forced to go to a nursing home in order to receive the care they so critically need. We do not believe this is right. More than 39 percent of our countys residents are 60 and older. These residents need and deserve the support of our county government. They also deserved to have their voices heard. We encourage you to speak out in support of our seniors by contacting the county commissioners at 402-6500. We also encourage the community to attend the public hearing on Tuesday,Sept. 18. For more information,contact Nu-Hope at 382-2134. Ingra Gardner SebringWhy is Rooney still hiding?Editor: After the Republican National Convention hoopla,our congressman, Tom Rooney,is still hiding in the tall grass; public appearances restricted to under publicized attendance at tea party meetings. Perhaps a trifle embarrassed at co-signing a wacko letter by Michele Bachmann or being one of the selfstyled young guns,the underinformed,over-opinionated members of the house caucus who find their image in a trite,tired western starring a demented member of the Sheen clan. Embracing their childish image,they behave as if their function is to obstruct every effort of the administration to enact beneficial legislation. Perhaps its time to send the kids back to school to learn what legislating is about. The electors deserve something better; representatives who will serve their better angelsand look to the interests of the country. Thus far Mr. Roones efforts have been devoted to voting against any legislation advanced by the White House, in lock step withhis fellow young guns.As for Highlands representation in the House,it is surely time for a change. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidFood Drive continues through end of yearEditor: As you all know our Tea Party has embarked on a very important project that we would like to continue to the end of the year. Your Food Drive to help the needy of Highlands County,is to provide much needed food supplies to the Highlands Food Bank,Parkway Freewill Baptist Church and Mana Ministries in Lake Placid. Now we are asking again for your support in a big way. John Larsen and myself,with the help of Jeanne and Tina,have placed receptacles in the following places: Boom Booms Gun Shop,330 US 27 N., Sebring; Winn Dixie Food Mart,802 US 27,Avon Park; Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce,18 N. Oak Ave.,Lake Placid; Winn Dixie Food Mart,70 Plaza Ave.,Lake Placid; and Homers Buffet,1000 Sebring Square Shopping Ctr.,Sebring. We are asking that you ask your friends and neighbors to please support this drive as the number of families requiring assistance has grown over the past few years with our less that enthusiastic economy. Lost jobs and fewer opportunities for the needy have risen to a level higher than ever seen in our lifetime. Your gifts of canned goods and non-perishables would be a blessing to many.We will also accept cash and checks if you wish; John and I will do the shopping for you. Please make your check payable to: The Highland Tea Party.You can give them to us along with any cash donations at a Tuesday meeting,or mail to either John Larsen or myself John Larsen,2006 Sawgrass Trail,Sebring, FL 33872 or Lester Lob,2873 Whistle Stop,Sebring,FL 33872. In addition we are asking your help for the Peace River Center for Victim Services. In the past year this group has provided bed nights for 1,806 adults and 1,645 children,handled several hundred crisis calls and now house 69 adults and 61 children in the center. This shelter is in need of personal item such as soap,shampoo,tooth paste, tooth brushes and diapers. A good source for some of these item are found in hotel/motel rooms. If you dont use them,pick them up and help us out. Thanks and God bless. Jack Nelson Sebring Its not Obama v s. Romney in 2012. Its really O bama vs. Obama. The president h as to run against himself. His own record on thee conomy has been so pitiful he cant d efend it or run on it. He has to run away from it. Instead of comparing his performance as presidentt o what Romney-Ryan might do,Obama has to p retend like its been someone else whos been mismanaging the economicr ecovery for the last 3 1/2 years. H e has to pretend that its not his policies that have kept unemployment a bove 8 percent for 43 straight months and racked up too many trillions of new debt to count. And this week,when the i ncompetent-in-chief was asked to give himself a grade for his own performance,his answer was not an For F-minus.Itw as incomplete. President Obama said he n eeded more time. For what? T o hope that Obamanomics can work,if we just wait until the USA becomes Greece or California? T o prove that obscene deficits,wasteful government spending,overregulation and higher taxes on the successful can put theg reatest economy in the history of the world in a coma for another four years? Compare what Obama is doing in this election to what Ronald Reagan did when he ran for re-election in 1984 against Walter Mondale. My father didnt have to hide from his own record, he ran on it. Proudly. Unlike Obama,he was able to show that his economic policies had pulled the wrecked Jimmy Carter economy out of the ditch and turned it around. Ronald Reagan could point to real progress real hope and change. He had cut the unemployment rate from double digits to 7.2 percent,adding almost 8 million jobs. The inflation rate had dropped from 10.3 percent to 3.3 percent. Interest rates were on their way down from 20 percent. Gasoline prices were not going up,but down. By 1983,the country was already clearly headed down the road to recovery, fueled by lower tax rates, simpler tax codes, l ess regulation and tighter monetary policy. R eaganomics which got g overnment out of the way of the private sector w as working. The severe recession o f when unemployment hit 10.8 percent,still the highest since the Great Depression,was shrinkingi n the rear-view mirror. When my fathers ree lection campaign ran that famous optimistic ad that said,s morning again inA merica,people believed it. It was already coming t rue. Thats why he was reelected in a landslide. After 44 months in o ffice,Obama is still trying to blame George W. Bush for the problems he inherited and hasnt been able to solve. M y father didnt spend his first three years whining about the mess Jimmy Carter left him. He rolled up his sleeves and went tow ork. He didnt roll up his sleeves and put on a golf g love or practice his bowling skills. B eing president of the United States in a time of economic crisis means you dont get to play golf more than 100 times. Being pres-i dent means you have to go to work to fix the economy,not destroy it further. Obama is a true disaster a failure,a flop. Sayingh is grade is incomplete implies that hes got a good plan for the economy, but that he just needs four more years to put the finishing touches on it. He doesnt. He has no plan but the same old economic plan the one that hasnt worked and never will. Obama wont change. And unless the American people follow Clint Eastwoods advice and let him go,we may have no hope. In the fall well have a clear choice. Do we want to rehire an ex-community organizer with a record of failure? Or do we hire a businessman with a record of success? Its a question we shouldnt even have to ask. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press). Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Four more years of failure? EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.nPlease keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.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 Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Making Sense Michael Reagan


C M Y K Seventy-seven students on the elementary school level earned a perfect score on the 2011-2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.They a re: A von Elementary F rancis Espiritu, Dalila E ugenio-Badillo, Torielle F iler, Iris Negley, and Brianna Nobles Cracker Trail Hanna Allison, Jalenah Darby, Jacob Gauger, Kenneth High, Jayden Lee, Gavin Pyle, Lauren Swaine, and Joseph Torres Fred Wild A ngelica Bustos, M auricio Marquez, Gabriel T orres, and Zachary Youlden Lake Placid Nicole Blount, Adam Canaday, Michael Edgemon, Jazsmin Ganaban, Carl Gross, Luke Halpern, Chase LeBlanc, Logan Million, Arieli Montalvo, Claire Phypers, Tyler Sassin, M adeline Whitney,Payton Wright, and Brendan Zion L ake Country H alie Montano Memorial Kobe Labra, Jenna Murphy, Ceyarah Veasey, and Amelia Zhandossova Park Nathan Ahrens, Sam Chen, Hailey Hood, Sydney Johnson, Jose L ugo-Sanchez, Madison Murfield, Jacob ONeil, and Hayden Tyler Sun N Lake Alyssa Bonilla, Vinay K rishnadas, Dhruv Manik, Robert Matos, Nikole Martinez, Rohin Patel, Vaidehi Persad, Nicholas Piccione, Paolo Pineda, Phil Pineda, Felicity Velez, and Harbor Young W oodlawn James Branca, Emily Bible, Robert Gotkiewicz, Andrew Livingston, R amiro Palacios, S ebastian Rivera, Rilian Smith, Michael Williams, and Nancy Zuniga www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 7, 2012Page 5A Common supplies the Humane Society needs include bleach,soap, dish soap,paper towels,printer paper, printers,printer ink,pens,pencils,dog shampoo,and cat cleaning supplies,cat litter,dog food,dog bones and animal toys. Any help from the local community will be greatly appreciated. The Humane Society will also have pets up for adoption at both lodges. Drop off donations at the Humane Society,7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd.,Sebring,phone 655-1522. Sebring Lodge 249 is at 1809 Home Ave.,phone 385-5415 and Placid Lodge 282 is at 102 N. Main St., phone 465-8185.SFSC offers Safe Driving Accident Prevention ProgramSouth Florida State Colleges Community Education Department is offering a series of Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program (SDAPP) courses for drivers who have received a traffic citation,were court ordered to attend,or were involved in a traffic accident and issued a ticket. The four-hour courses will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SFSC DeSoto Campus,2252 N.E. Turner Ave.,Arcadia; and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,Sept. 29 at the SFSC Hardee Campus,2968 U.S. 17 N.,Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $43 and may be paid by cash,check, or credit card. Participants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For more information,contact the Community Education Department at 453-6661,465-5300,494-7500,7732252,or 382-6900,ext. 7388. Continued from page 2A B ecky Fleck,assistant superintendent for curriculum,and J oyce McClelland,director of elementary education, handed out the medals. There was never any question,Fleck said no matterh ow tight the budget became but that the district would f ind the funds to purchase medals for the students. These kids rose to the t op,she said,ven with a more difficult test. M cClelland beamed at the standing room only crowd. Thank you for making it a priority to be here tonight,s he said to the parents and families. This is truly a cele bration. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The students from Avon, Cracker Trail, Fred Wild and Lake Placid elementary schools who earned perfect scores on the F CAT in 2011. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY H alie Montano, a 3rd grader at Lake Country Elementary, is the only student at the school to earn a perfect FCAT s core. She aced the math test. Perfect FCAT scorers honored Perfect FCATstudents V ERA CRIBBS Vera Ellen Tubbs Cribbs, a ge 90,passed into the loving arms of Jesus at Southern Lifestyle ALF in Lake Placid,Fla. on Tuesday,Sept. 4,2012. Shew as born Oct. 2,1921 to Arthur and Pattie Posey Tubbs in Jasper,Ala. Living in Sebring,Fla. since the age of 4,Vera was a graduate of Sebring High School and a lifelongm ember of Sebring Church of Christ. She was a housew ife,partner with her husband in the caladium business and owner of the Shoe Box shoe store in Sebring for many years. V era is survived by her husband of 69 years, William EbertCribbs of Sebring,Fla.; daughters, Sherry Trombley of LakeP lacid,Fla.,and Patricia Diana (Paul) of Atlanta, Mich.; brother,Leon Tubbs (RuthFla.; and sister,Ozella Allison of Sebring,Fla. She is the beloved grandmother of Sharlyn Cruse,Ebert Weaver,Shawn Cruse (LindaJacques Trombley (Tonya); and five greatgrandchildren,Jaclyn and Joseph Kerigan,Bailee and Shelby Cruse,and Jordis Trombley. She is the aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Friday,Sept. 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that memorial contributions in her name be made to the Lake Placid Church of Christ,1069 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid,FL 33852 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring,FL 33870. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. stephensonnelsonfh.com L EE ROBERTS Lee C. R oberts,83,of Sebring,Fla., passed away Monday,Sept. 3,2012 in Sebring.He was born Feb.2 ,1929,to Edward Legrande and Ethel (Baacher City,Calif.,and had been a resident of Sebring since 1992,coming from Fort Lauderdale,Fla. He wase mployed in the Immigration and N aturalization Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines,serving during the Korean War. He was a Master Mason and a mem-b er of Buttonwood Bay Church and the Fraternal Order of Retired Border Patrol Officers. He is survived by his w ife,Doris Roberts of Sebring; sons,Bruce (Kendra) Roberts of California,John Roberts of Maine and Lee (Brenda Roberts Jr. of Florida; daughters,Toni Roberts of California,Susan Hollingworth of Nevada, Nancy (Terry) Carter of Nevada,Lisa Welch of Maine,Crystal (Del of Georgia and Carol (Bradley) Stoll of Florida; brother,Jerry Roberts of California; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until service time at 6 p.m. Friday,Sept. 7 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,Sebring,with Mike Adams officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. 33870 (863 stephensonnelsonfh.com OB ITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands Little Theatre announces it has an opportunity to be thef irst theater outside of New York City to produce Stories,a play about Sept. 11. The play is based on a ctual first-person accounts woven into a journey.The experiences of a wide rangeo f individuals an iron worker,a chaplain,a K-9 handler,a nurse,a doctor,ap hotojournalist,a chiropractor and the homeless w ho saved lives that day reveal hope,humor and compassion in the midst oft ragedy. The play is a love letter t o NYC,celebrating the resilience of the citys people and sharing their grief. The playwright,Sarah Tuft,has said about herp lay,On its most personal level, Storieswas a w ay to manage my own feelings. Where I grieved it allowed me a way to memo-r ialize the dead as a gift to their families. Tuft vowed that product ions of her play should be used to raise money for charity. In that spirit,there is no charge to attend the HLTp erformances Tuesday, Sept. 11,but local firefighters from the Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will be at thed oor accepting donations toward their needs. Vanessa Logston,HLs e xecutive director,said,As soon as I became aware of the play I felt it was impor-t ant to bring it to the community to mark the annivers ary. I could not be more proud that we are the first community theater to pro-d uce this. The show will be perf ormed by an ensemble cast as a staged reading under the direction of Kristin Taylor. There are two performa nces Tuesday night,at 6 and 8 p.m. W hile admission is free, tickets are required. Call 382-5555 or go on-line atw ww.highlandslittletheatre.org/. HLT special production to remember 9/11 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Construction plans for the Dr. Newsom Eye Surgery Center will continue to move forward after a unanimous approval by the Sebring City Council Tuesday evening. Council members previously approved the proposal for annexation of the threestory building that will be built across from the Love Buggs gas station on U.S. 27. The contractors and engineers proposed the location, 4211 U.S. 27 North,at last months council meeting and informed the council that a grant was being sought for the project development. Tuesday evening brought the approval of the first reading of the annexation ordinance drawn up by City Attorney Bob Swaine. Swaine reminded the council members that the ordinance could be tabled or passed at any point up to the final reading if members were dissatisfied with the language or any issues within the ordinance. Following the annexation ordinance,council members again unanimously passed the zoning ordinance for the project. The initial presentation, brought to council by Carl Cool of Cool Engineering, requested a zoning of the development as a PD and city commercial. Swaine stated at the Aug. 21 meeting that the PD zoning would give you all additional control. A $750,000 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG applied for to fund the water and sewer extension to the property. The grant funds will also cover road improvements along U.S 27 to give better access to the future Newsom Center. CDBG consultant Fred Fox urged the council to submit the grant before the Oct. 1 deadline. According to Fox, funds have already been reduced by 15 percent last year and additional 8 percent this year. The pot is getting smaller,Fox said. The grant approval would provide approximately 80 jobs,according to Fox. Cool stated that the jobs would employ local workers. Fox said that more than half of the jobs are expected to be given to low-to moderateincome households. At least 51 percent of the positions would require no more than a high school education,Fox stated. Still to come are final zoning changes and approvals, public hearings and the final annexation ordinance vote. The council will revisit and hold second and final hearings at the Sept. 18 council meeting. Newsom Center nears development stages after unanimous Council approval The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.


C M Y K H ighlands Hammock State Park in Sebring and Lake J une-in-Winter Scrub State Park in Lake Placid both protect and preserve the real Florida. Lake June Scrub, home to globally-imperiledp lants and animals,is an amazing ecosystem of tiny p lants,peculiar creatures and unusual insects whose survival depends upon goodl and management. Long-term residents may r emember we last used prescribed fire in Lake June-inWinter Scrub State Park fift een years ago. Now,its time to re-apply fire to the scrubby-flatwoods habitats of this park. Fire control is just one of t he benefits of prescribed burning. This burn will lower wildfire hazards to nearby landowners by reducing the abundance of plantm aterial that catches fire easily.The burn also helps to s low down re-growth over the coming years,lesseningt he chance of lightningcaused wildfire. The plants and animals of Florida scrub are adapted to a desert-like existence where lightning-f ueled fires of the past naturally burned during the summer months. Our semi-tropical weather pattern in central Florida iso nly part of what shaped this unique natural community. The Lake Wales Ridge stretches down the very center of the Florida peninsula, and was formerly a series of islands long ago. As ocean levels rose and fell,plants and animals became isolated on these sand ridges and remain uniquely distinct even today. Due to anticipated favorable weather conditions, about 100 acres,a small portion of the 845-acre park,are being prepped for a prescribed burn. Pre-determined levels for humidity,wind speed and more,are all part of the burn prescription. Preparations include using tractors to create boundaries around the burn area and careful review of documented plants and animals to ensure the right timing of the burn. This prescribed burn will be cooperatively managed by multiple agencies to ensure the safety of our neighboring community and completion of burn objectives. Experienced staff from the Florida Park Service,Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy will work together. During the prescribed burn,residents may see flames,abundant smoke and falling ash throughout the day. We aim to reduce these impacts as much as possible. Prescribed fires are only conducted when weather conditions are suitable. The final decision to burn is made daily,after reviewing the Predicted Fire Weather forecast for that particular d ay and after obtaining a burn authorization from the Florida Forest Service. Parks taff,with our partner agencies,has spent many hours p lanning this burn. Now we wait for the right weather patterns. O nce everything falls into place,we will work together to ensure this imperiled h abitat remains healthy for years to come. Quick factsPhysical location of this burn is along Daffodil Road on the northwest side of Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park within the parkb oundary (Leisure Lakes subdivision area) This burn is planned b etween Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 due to federal regulations for n esting bald eagles. Actual date of burn is determined by weather predictions. If appropriate weather does not occur,burni s cancelled. Rare scrub plants rely on o pen,sandy patches to grow. Fire removes leaf litter and tree cover that shades outo ur rarest plant species. Small creatures like the F lorida mouse,Florida scrub lizard and Indigo snake escape from fire by seeking r efuge in Gopher tortoise burrows. Still have questions or concerns? Call AssistantP ark Manager Brian Pinson at 386-6099. Dorothy L. Harris is a Park Services Specialist and JenniferD iaz is External C ommunications Manager, Florida Park Service Everyone in his unit came home from Afghanistan alive,Lodder said,although three Marines were woundeda nd awarded Purple Hearts. There was still the inherent threat of IEDs (improvised explosive devices) every time we went out,L odder said. We were fortunate to come back with all our guys. While he was eager to confront the remnants of al-Q aeda and the Taliban, Lodder believes his unit saw less action because of brave American troops who served before them in the country where 9/11 was planned.S till,some terrorists remain. There not completely g one,Lodder said. There still there ... still hiding ... there just too nervous toa ttack us. While reflecting on seven m onths that will remain with him for a lifetime,the Marine recalled a bitterly cold,damp evening that marked the fourth straightd ay out on patrol in southern Afghanistans rugged terrain. B ut even amid harsh conditions that would wear down the toughest warrior,Lodderf ound solace. I remember seeing the s un go down,and it was the most round,purple,clear sunset Id ever seen,hes aid. I remember thinking that this was the first time I'd ever seen beauty in A fghanistan. A few months later, L odder saw an even more beautiful sight when he stepped back onto American soil. It was his wife,Krissy, running toward him witht ears in her eyes and a huge smile on her face. e just hugged,and I was home,he said. It was perfect. With Afghanistan behind them,Reece and Krissy Lodder are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. Im so thankful that Im h ere to support her,the Marine said. My service m eans a lot to me,but my family and my faith is paramount. Afghanistan is full of bloodshed,pain and heartbreak. But sometimes,even during the hell of war,there is also beauty. T o find out more about Tom Sileo, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 92484 publix liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 7 7 9 9 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 4 4 Photo courtesy of Cpl. Reece Lodder U.S. Marines patrol Afghanistans Helmand Province at sunset on Feb. 27 near Combat Outpost Rankel. Prescribed burn planned at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park Continued from page 2A Soldier finds beauty in middle of war Courtesy photo Prescribed burns are planned for Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park in Lake Placid. Prescribed burns help control wildfire hazards to nearby landowners. Guest Column Dorothy L. Harris & J ennifer Diaz


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012Page 9A 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. D EBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND, et al Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated the 16th day of August, 2012 and Final Summary Judgment dated June 28, 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 DEBR A 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 TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID 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, 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 the 21st day of September, 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. 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 August 20, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to particiIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000326 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, HARRY E. ROCKWELL A/K/A HARRY ROCKWELL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 09, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000326 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and HARRY E. ROCKWELL A/K/A HARRY ROCKWELL; CAROL A. ROCKWELL A/K/A CAROL ROCKWELL; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH C OMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, BLOCK S, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7733 PINE GLEN ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33876-8107 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12003798 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-kvickers-Team 1-F12003798 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the not ice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V v ia Florida Relay Service. September 7, 14, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000417 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, LIZA ARRUDA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 09, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000417 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and LIZ ARRUDA; MARK E. ARRUDA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 459, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3121 MARLIN DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10101097 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA-R-UNASSSIGNED-Team 2-F10101097 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 7, 14, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000774 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,P laintiff, AHSAN RAZA, et al, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 9, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000774 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and AHSAN RAZA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AHSAN RAZA N/K/A TAJ RAZA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 21st day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 1, BLOCK 6, AVON PARK ESTATES UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2483 W. SEIPLE ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 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 sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 22, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11022060 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jmyers-Team 2-F11022060 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. August 31; September 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000325 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, BEVERLY K. HUNT, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 0 9, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000325 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and BEVERLY K. HUNT; JERRY A. HUNT; are the Defend ants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 15 FEET OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 115, LAKEVIEW PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1232 NANCESOWEE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk R onald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11005024 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA-R-jmyers-Team 2-F11005024 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 7, 14, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001388 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, P laintiff, WAYNE HUDSON A/K/A WAYNE ANTHONY HUDSON, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 09, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001388 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and WAYNE HUDSON A/K/A WAYNE ANTHONY HUDSON; ERICA HUDSON A/K/A ERICA J. HUDSON; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4, BLOCK D, PINE HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 341 S PINE HILL AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 338254266 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09092489 WELLSLPS-FHA--Team 1-F09092489 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 7, 14, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001139 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, ROENA L. VONDENBERGER, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 09, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001139 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff and ROENA L. VONDENBERGER; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOTS 4554, 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558, 4564, 4566, 4567, AND 4568, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 15, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2440 W STRYKER ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 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 sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10065847 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2-F10065847 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 2 5018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000490 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, JUDITH MUISE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 09, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000490 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and JUDITH MUISE; MICHELE SHAW; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; GE MONEY BANK; MEADOWLAKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8, BLOCK B, MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7 S MEADOW LAKE CIRCLE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10020441 WMIFIDELITY-SPECFNMA--Team 3-F10020441 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 7, 14, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001525 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, ELLEN G. PATE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 09, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001525 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and ELLEN G. PATE; DONNA M. GRIFFITH; FLOYD WESLEY PATE; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; SYLVAN SHORES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 10, BLOCK 8, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 81, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1744 TAYLOE LANE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09101064 IBM-LENDER-SPECFNMA--Team 4-F09101064 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 7, 14, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-342 IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER SAFRAN Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PETER SAFRAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 9, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-1481, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 31, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael J. Safran 2135 Angelina Avenue LaSalle, Ontario N9H 0A3 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 August 31; September 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-349 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF PEARL MARIE (PENNY HERRAULT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Pearl Marie (Penny was July 18, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE F LORIDA 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 September 07, 2012. Personal Representative: Robert C. Potter 3138 Lake June Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001675 GCS DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN M. THIBODEAU A/K/A KEVIN MICHAEL THIBODEAU, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 16, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001675 GCS of the Circuit Court of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08001481GCS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ASHA JOHNSON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated May 22, 2009 entered in Civil Case No. 08001481GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, where SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and ASHA JOHNSON are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court w ill sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 AM on the 21st day of September, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A portion of Tract ``A'', Somervale Downs, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly des cribed s follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of said Tract ``A''; thence North 00 degrees 20'41'' West along the West line of said Tract ``A', a distance of 441.75 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48'25'' East, a distance of 985.83 feet; thence South 00 degrees 24'41'' East, a distance of 441.75 feet to a point lying on the North right of way line of West Josephine Road; thence South 89 degrees 48'25'' West along the North right of way line of said West Josephine Road, a distance of 986.34 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to and together with a 50 foot nonexclusive ingress and egress easement described as follows: A portion of Tract ``A'', Somervale Downs, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Tract ``A''; thence North 89 degrees 48'25'' East along the North right of way line of West Josephine Road and the South line of Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East, a distance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 24'41'' West, a distance of 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48'25'' West,a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North 00 degrees 22'41'' West, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48'25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence South 00 degrees 24'41'' East, a distance of 1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North right of way line of said West Josephine Road and the South line of Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South 89 degrees 48'25'' West, along said South line, a distance of 50.00 feet 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. Dated this 22nd day of August, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk /s/ Sara Collins Sara Collins, Esq. McCalla Raymer, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407 Fax: (321 Florida Bar No.: 0053992 August 31; September 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-209-GCS HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BILLY CUNNINGHAM, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in this cause on August 9, 2012, in Case No. 2012-209-GCS, in the Circuit Court, in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., is the Plaintiff, and BILLY CUNNINGHAM, et. al., etc., are the Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to the t erms of said Summary Final Judgment, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in at the Highlands County Courthouse, in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on Wednesday, the 26th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., the following described real property located in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: Unit Numbers and Week Numbers in HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE I, A Condomini um, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 735, Page 0082, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Unit Weeks 05 16, 18, 21 13 16 Unit Numbers and Week Numbers in HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE II, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 804, Page 0001, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Unit Weeks 16 24 17 27, 45 18 07, 16 22 20 24 12 25 32 27 15 WITNESS My Hand and Official Seal of this Court, this 10th day of August, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk NOTICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTE 45.031 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60 HH1 ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled,a t no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; Tel.: 863-402-6565; if you are hearing or voice impaired, Call 1-800-955-8771; THIS IS NOT A C OURT INFORMATION LINE. September 7, 14, 2012 pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863 (TDD800Florida Relay Service at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. August 31; September 7, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012Page 11A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!2003 TOYOTACOROLLA S Automatic, Cold A/C, Good tires, 4 Cyl, Power windows/steering, Only 86,000 well cared for miles, High MPG, Very good in & out, Priced to sell. $7200 obo. 863-465-1713 / 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for SaleFORD ESCAPE2010. Just bought vehicle, need to sell. $21,000 is owed. Refinance or take over payments. Low mileage. Call 419-466-9872 9440Sport UtilityV ehicles HARLEY DAVIDSON2003. Anniversary model,Low Rider. Helmet incl. $8000. Call 863-382-8705 or 863-414-0354. 2009 HONDAShadow 750 ACE/VT Cruiser, 800 miles 1 owner, Like New! Black with Extras!! $5250 / 1994 Honda 250 Nighthawk, 8100 miles, Runs Great!! Sharp Bike, Blue. $975. Call Larry 863-202-6394 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationBENTLY PONTOONBOAT 20' includes Boat, Motor (4 stroke Good cond. 50hp Mercury. Low hours. Bimini top. $8000. Call 863-471-1428 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation PRIDE BACKPACKERPLUS / Hybrid Electric Interior Lift for Scooters or Electric chairs. Easily mounts to your vehicle ( fits hatch back 863*664*0205 LIFT CHAIR,Like new. Less then half price. $225. Works Great! SOLD!!!! 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of int estinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SPRING LAKEHuge moving sale. Saws (table, wet, scroll, router, hand plus tons of tools). Electronics, yard equipment incl. mower trailer, generator, some lg. antiques, lumber, full bedroom suit, refridg, clothes, office desk/chair, exercise equip. You need to make this sale a MUST! Saturday, Sept. 8, 9am, 7209 Rolling Hills Rd., Spring Lake (US 98 to Spring Lake Blvd., left on Honeysuckle, go 2 blocks). SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 2pm. 4437 Ferrari Dr. Kids stuff, household items, pots & pans, some clothes, lots of misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE. OVER 20 VENDORS September 8, 7am 1pm. ** MOVINGSALE ** Fri & Sat, Sept. 10 & 11, 8am 4pm, Wood Ave. 0ff 635. W/D, Sectional sofa, King bedroom set, futon, Antique corn sheller & sausage m aker, Pots & pans, Lawn mower, Antique desk, Sony flat screened TV, Garden pots, Staghorns, 4 man tents & Misc. Rain or Shine. No Early Sales. Donna Collins Estate Sales w ww.estatesales.net 7320Garage &Yard Sales WALKER WITHTRAY. $35. 863-655-0342 NEW CAGE/ CAT TRAP 7" X 7" X 24". $18. 863-385-7520 DOG CAGE24' L X 18" W X 20" H. Very Nice. $25. 863-382-4665 COUCH &LOVESEAT. Matching, oversized. $100 obo. Call 863-835-1734 CANE WITH4 PRONGS. $15. 863-655-0342 7310Bargain BuysBANK OWNEDOn site. REAL ESTATE AUCTION Sebring 4421 Lewis Ave. 4/3, 3,627 sq. ft. on .46 acres Sat. 10/6 @ 10:00 am. FREE COLOR BROCHURE 800-260-5846 auctionservicesintl.com 5% Buyers Premium Paul May FL-AU248 ASI-FM.AB675 7020Auctions 7000 Merchandise SEBRING 3BR(Possible 4 BR Large Fenced Yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr. $700 Mo., Plus 1st & security. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -Lake Josephine Area. Unfurnished. 2BR/1BA Florida room, Laundry room & small shed. Close to boat ramp. $525/mo. + first & last & security. Call 863-655-4528 LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores Newer / Nice 2BR, 2BA, Screened r oom, Garage, Very Clean. Non Smoker. $675 monthly 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 AVON PARK3BR, 1BA. All Appliances Included. Avail. Oct. 1st. Close to US 27 / Walmart. $650 per mo. Call for Details. 863-449-0429 or 301-245-4619 ** SEBRINGHILLS ** Beautiful 3BR, 2BA, W/D, Lg, Lani, Above ground pool. Lawn care included $790 Mo. 1 year lease. Call 863-458-0867 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACID$400 / 3BR/2BA 1400 sq ft Was $750/mo. Now ONLY $400 Not a traditional lease, home listed on market for sale HENCE the deep discount. Must have nice furniture, be clean and flexible. No lease purchase or longer term lease. 863-385-5160 6250F urnished Houses AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2/2 $520 mo. New 1/1 $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs Or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 S EBRING -1 & 2 BR,1BA. T ile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $395 $ 600/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 & 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedA partments 6000 R entalsVENUS -New 4BR/2BA (jacuzzi in Master) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 bl. from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 786-370-2778 5150M obile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORVILLAGE New Homes Start at $39,900 $5K for your used Mobile Home Any Condition! 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile HomesSELL YOURHOUSE IN 48 HOURS Any Price or Condition. Short Sales Okay. Private Investors. Call us at: 239-200-9593 4320R eal Estate WantedWOW! LARGEAVON PARK 3/2 SFR, 1,692 sq. ft. down the street from Lake Olivia, New floors. Priced below market at $69.9K. 2596 N Ithica Rd. Call 561-262-6884 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkBANK OWNEDOn site. REAL ESTATE AUCTION Sebring 4421 Lewis Ave. 4/3, 3,627 sq. ft. on .46 acres Sat. 10/6 @ 10:00 am. FREE COLOR BROCHURE 800-260-5846 auctionservicesintl.com 5% Buyers Premium Paul May FL-AU248 ASI-FM.AB675 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TEACHER NEEDEDFor 2 year old class at Christian Preschool in Avon Park, F/T. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK currently has a new Full Time position for a Social Services Assistant. Prefer candidate to have experience in human services. Strong working knowledge of long-term care documentation a plus. Excellent benefits available. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 West Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863 REHAB TECH Royal Care of Avon park currently has a new Full Time position available in our Rehab Department for a C.N.A with strong organizational and computer skills to assist our Rehab Director. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, (863 NURSES ROYALCARE of Avon Park, currently has a FT position available for t he 7a-7p and 7p-7a shifts. Excellent benefits available. Please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd Avon Park, Fl. 33825. 863-453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. NEW CHRISTIANPRESCHOOL Looking for Christian Teachers. Please call 863-402-2408 for more information. NAIL TECHPOSITION Happy Spa environment looking for stable, quality individual for Mani's, Pedi's & Shellac. (Offering Shellac Training Call 863-386-0822 GREAT STRIDES PHYSICAL THERAPY Is looking for energetic PT/PTA to work in our newest ALF clinic. Come be a part of a fast growing team and help America's seniors regain their independence. Excellent salary and CEU reimbursement. 40 hour position. Fax Resume to: 813-436-8700. DRIVERS -Flatbed to run FL/GA/SC/CDL Class A, 3 yrs. exp., good MVR, Benefits. Call Atlantic Truck Lines, Jacksonville, Fl 904-353-4723 M-F. (9 3pm DOG SITTERNEEDED Must be able to stay at my house while I am gone. Must love animals. This is an as needed position. Call 419-466-9872. Sebring area only. CERTIFIED NURSINGASSISTANT R oyal Care of Avon Park has FT and PT 7 3 positions available for C.N.A.s that have a willingness to give excellent loving care to our residents. If you want to become part of Royal Care team, please apply in person or call Maria Perez at 863-453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentFOUND DOGBull Mastiff, dark fawn, adult male. Contact animal control. Call 863-386-5876 1200Lost & Found 1100A nnouncements T he City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purc hasing Department for the following annual bids: 1 3-012: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION FOR P ROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES S pecifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, F ax 863-471-5168, or email: kirkzimmerman@myseb ring.com a t the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders respon-s ibility to check for amendments/changes made to the d ocument. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids m ust be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office A ttn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 11, 2012, of the official time clock in the purchasing office. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rej ected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery o f 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, s tate 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 F ederal 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 F la. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. T he Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or rej ect any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible b idder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The counc il reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent S ebring, Florida September 7, 14, 2012 **************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** T he following legal notices are from the H ighlands C ounty Board of County Commissioners and are b eing published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 09/20/12 at 10:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. G463 Gonzalez, Ramon G. HOUSEHOLD I680 Smith, Randy Alan HOUSEHOLD H581 Woodham, James HOUSEHOLD Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 September 7, 14, 2012 Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M. Saturday 15th September 2012 to the highest bidder. Items held for Tiffany Brown, 2 vacuums, xmas tree, end table, boxes and bags of unknown contents. September 5, 7, 2012I nsight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc I ncluding: School Board of Hendry County, Lake Placid P olice Department S aturday, September 15th at 9:00am S eptember 7, 9, 14, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000135GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MEGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS W. TEMPLE A/K/A THOMAS WATSON TEMPLE A/K/A THOMAS TEMPLE, ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated August 2 1, 2012 and entered in Case No. 11000135GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and THOMAS W. TEMPLE A/K/A THOMAS WATSON TEMPLE A/K/A THOMAS TEMPLE; JULIE ANNE TEMPLE A/K/A JULIE A. TEMPLE A/K/A JULIE TEMPLE A/K/A JULIE G. TEMPLE; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defendants, whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendants are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 21st day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 241, SUN N' LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 811 LAKE BETTY DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 23rd day of August, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk August 31; September 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 11-667GCS MCKINLEY LAW FIRM, P.A., a Florida professional association, f/k/a MCKINLEY & BLENK, P.A., Plaintiff, vs. JASON DUNFORD A/K/A JASON ERIC DUNFORD, THOMAS S. LONG, Unknown Tenant #1 and Unknown Tenant #2, his wife, and the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditor, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 250, SEBRING HIGHLANDS SECTION ONE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 75, Public Record of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 21, 2012, by Clerk's sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the prescribed date at t he Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. If you are the owner of real estate that is being foreclosed, there may be money owed to you after t he sale. You may contact the Office of the Clerk of Court at 863/402-6565 for information on what you need to do to get the funds. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money. 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, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, (863 least seven days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The date of the sale as described in the Final Judgment or any other court order rescheduling said sale remains unchanged. All other provisions of the Final Judgment or any other court order rescheduling the sale shall remain in full force and effect. / s/ Lisa Tanillo August 23, 2012 Albert C. Galloway, Jr. ALBERT C. GALLOWAY, JR., P.A. Post Office Box 3339 Lake Wales, Florida 33859-3339 Telephone: (863 Attorney for Plaintiff Florida Bar No. 475602 August 31; September 7, 2012 the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and KEVIN M. THIBODEAU A/K/A KEVIN MICHAEL THIBODEAU LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., REBECCA J. THIBODEAU A/K/A REBECCA JOAN THIBODEAU, 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 21st day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 26, IN BLOCK 27, OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 401 ELGIN STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 16th day of August, 2012. C lerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 09-27338 August 31; September 7, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified H aving something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. Y ou know what youre doing, but no one else does. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Facing an opponent as familiar as Hardee, one should know what to expect. But that wasnt at all the case in Avon Parks four-set win Tuesday night. I really didnt know what we were facing, head coach Stephanie Devlin said. We had heard theyve improved, but we havent played them in two years, so I really had no idea what to expect. And so the Devils were facing a team they hadnt seen in quite some time, and were taking the floor competitively for the first time since the Preseason Classic at Sebring nearly two weeks prior. Which might explain some of the rust that lead to some sloppy play early on. It wasnt pretty in the first couple of games, Devlin said. We werent communicating well and our passing wasnt good.. The Wildcats, for their part, definitely have shown improvement over previous years under their new head coach Jeanne Adkins, which made things even tougher on the hostesses. After Hardee scored the first four points of the opener, the Devils fought back to keep it even on a pair of aces from Ashley Chacon and one from Alexis Williams. An Otisha Smith kill put Avon Park up 15-13, but the Lady Cats scored four straight to tak a 17-15 lead. Soon tied at 20, the Lady Devils put together enough mini-runs to get the 25-22 win. But if the first set was uneven, the second was all the more so as, again, the Wildcats got on the board first and had Avon Park chasing. Down 12-4, they closed the gap with six straight. Hardee scored the next two, but a Marina Torres tip and consecutive aces from Teresa Devlin caught them at 14-14. The Cats then scored six of the next seven points, but the Devils scored the next five to tie it again at 20-20. Akill and ace from Torres then upped it to a 2321 Avon Park lead, but things fell apart as Hardee scored five of the next six to take a 26-24 win. Our serving was strong and that kept us close, Devlin said. But it was when we got more consistent that things started to turn around and that will be the key for us is consistency With nearly two weeks of just practice time, it is understandable that it took a while for the consistency of competition to kick in. And when it did, the rest of the match played out much differently. The Devils got on the board first in each of the last two sets and, though the Wildcats would battle, took over. An Otisha Smith ace sparked a run that made it 8-4 in the third set, with two kills from Devlin upping it to 12-6. Its a small world. Acouple of months ago, I met Helen and Paul Bogus, neighbors of mine in Golf Hammock and during that conversation, Helen mentioned her 92-year old father who loved to fish. She didnt mention his n ame but she said hed been a fisherman his whole life, and at 92, he was still fishing. I told her Id give him a call and see if he wanted to spend a day on the water with me. When I called Helen to get his number, she mentioned that he had had his picture in the B.A.S.S. magazine a couple of years ago, and that he had been a member of the Highlands Bass Club. Since I had started that club back in 1990 or so, I figured I must know her father, so I asked his name. Sure enough, her dads name was Nelson Hill, who I not only remembered, but I fished with Nelson a couple of times in the past with our club. As a life-member of B.A.S.S., I also remembered seeing his picture in the magazine holding up a trophy sized bass when I was living in Ohio. It is indeed a small world. Acouple of phone calls later, and Nelson and I planned a trip to Lake Glenada for Labor Day Monday. When I arrived at the boa t ramp, Nelson was already waiting, rods in hand. We loaded up his gear, dropped the Ranger in the water and started fishing just to the north of the boat ramp. Thirty minutes later, in front of the college, Nelson hooked up with his first fish and expertly brought him in. Afew minutes later, he was landing his second bass. I had to look twice at his bait, since I had yet to even get a hit. As I was giving thought to changing out my blue/black Yumdinger plastic worm, Nelson was reeling in his third bass, which unfortunately made once last jump for freedom at boat side and we both agreed to call that a quick release. I was amazed. Nelson had hooked three bass and landed two, and here I was waiting for my first bite. While we were fishing, I learned that Nelson was born SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, September 7, 2012 Page 3B Fishin Around... D on Norton 92-years young and still Pluggin away Courtesy photo Nelson Hill holds up two of the slew of bass caught on Labor Day with Don Norton. See HILL, Page 3B Courtesy photo Head coach Steve Remes keeps an eye on his Flag team defense in Saturdays win in Lake Wales. Special to the News-SunLAKEWALES The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYFC week to Lake Wales to take on the Gators on Saturday, Sept. 1. The first team to take the field was the Flag team coached by Steve Remes. The Eagles quickly took control of the game with Fred Hankerson scoring on the opening drive. The offense was on fire with another score by John Alexander and William King returning a kick off all the way back for a touchdown to build a 20-6 halftime lead. The defense made their presence known and stood strong with key tackles by Romeo Castellanos, Hankerson and King. The Eagles offense clinched the game with another two scores by Hankerson. It was a very exciting game with the Eagles getting the first win of the day, 33-13, and bringing their season record to 3-0. Next to take the field were the Mighty Mights under head coach Justin Jackson. The Eagles offense took the field focused and determined after last weeks loss to the Titans. It quickly became a defensive battle for the Eagles with linebacker Jesus Williams making some awesome tackles with help from teammates Ronnie Roberts, Caleb Reed and Austin Garza. But it was not enough as the Eagles took a tough loss, with a final score of 28-0 to bring their record to 1-2. Next up was coach Tim HooksPee Wee team. Things got off to a great start with a 48-yard touchdown by Kasey Hawthorne in the first quarter. But the Gators quickly responded with a score of their own. The Eagles ended the first half with a quarterback sneak by Anthony Rosado to score with the Gators up 13-12. The defense came out in the second half with key tackles by Austin Oppold and Christian Ramos. The defensive battle continued when late in the fourth quarter the offense rallied Eagles wrestle the Gators See HYF, Page 4B Game Notes Despite the score last week,the Red Devil defense was effective in limiting Frostproof to 250 total yards.It was the offense that couldnt find a rhythm,keep drives going and keep the defense off the field. L ast W e ek Avon Park: Fell at home to Frostproof,27-0. Hardee: Couldnt get past Ft.Meade in a 24-14 loss. Recor ds Avon Park 0-1; Hardee 0-1 Avon Park at HardeeGame Notes The Dragons rushing attack found a fourth option to go with Marquavein Copeland,Foster Walker, and Malachi McLean as Eldon McKenzie broke through for 115 yards on 13 carries. Last W eek Lake Placid: Took care of Celebration with a 26-12 win. M oore Haven: Lost to First Baptist by a 14-0 count.. Recor ds L ake Placid 1-0; Moore Haven 0-1 Lake Placid vs. M oore HavenG ame Notes The Blue Streaks youth and i nexperience showed against DeSoto, with penalties and turnovers getting in t he way of several scoring o pportunities. L ast W e ek Sebring: Lost to the Bulldogs at DeSoto,28-6. Frostproof: Ran past Avon Park with a 27-0 win. Recor ds Sebring 0-1; Frostproof 1-0 S ebring vs. Frostproof News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Ashley Chacon makes good use of her knee pads in sliding for this dig Tuesday in the Lady Devils win over Hardee. Lady Devils waylay Wildcats See AP, Page 4B


C M Y K FSU, USF tailgate tripSEBRING The Highlands Seminole Club is hosting a bus trip to Tampa on Saturday, Sept. 29, to watch the FSU Seminoles take on the USF Bulls. All teamsfans are welcome, and children too. D ont drive join us for a bus party and tailgating! Some refreshments will be available. For details, please email Lisa at fsugr ad87@gmail.com .Cheer and BBQAVON PARK Reminder: All young l adies who participated in the Avon Park Cheer Clinic this summer need to be at Avon Park High School on Friday, Sept. 24, to cheer at the game, remember to wear your clinic shirt and bring your cheer spirit. Abarbecue dinner, including pork, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, tea and cookie for $8. Pick-up between 4:30-7 p.m., behind Joe Franza Stadium. All proceeds go to Cheerleading Program.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 Athletic 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.Shining Star GolfLAKEPLACID The Highway Park Community Create a Shining Star program will be hosting a fund raising golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 8. Cost is $55 per person, which includes luncheon, or $220 per four-person team. For more information, contact Star Program at 465-8131, Ray Brown Sr. at 381-9479, Theresa Williams at 243-2843, or Dee Dee Harstine at 465-1626.Golf FORE HomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents the 2012 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Country Club of Sebring. Golf FORE Homes benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. where four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course, lunch and awards. Complimentary reception for all players on Friday, Sept. 14,at Country Club of Sebring, sponsored by ReMax Realty Plus and EMCI Wireless. A$2,000 hole-in-one sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a new vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $240 per team or $320 for team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at www.habitathighlands.org Please contact Habitat for Humanity at 385-7156 for additional information or email team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org .Adult Softball LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting team registrations for the summ er leagues until Thursday, Sept. 6. Games will begin at the Highlands C ounty Sports Complex the week of Sept. 1 0. Leagues will include mens slow pitch, womens, church and recreation and coed leagues. Leagues are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. League fees will be $360 plus a one time sanctioning fee of $15 for the 2012 fiscal year for new teams. Please call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 863-402-6755.Franza inductionAVON PARK Its still a ways off, but its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzas induction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction ceremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, beginning with a Noon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold after Friday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. Tickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. Hotel reservations are available at (386 FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACA. The award is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, for dedication to the FACAand for outstanding coaching accomplishments. Dont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.McFarling Junior Golf ClinicSEBRING The second annual J.W. McFarling Junior Golf Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at SpringLake Golf Resort. The clinic will provide instruction in short game techniques and is targeted for golfers between the ages of six to 12. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is limited to the first 30 who enroll. The event is free and will include lunch, a goody bag and expert instruction. The J.W. McFarling Foundation has been a sponsor of the Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf Tour for six years and has awarded more than $10,000 in education stipends to graduates of the Tour. Please contact Charley Riley, PGA Professional and Golf Director at Springlake Resort at 655-0101 to register by Wednesday, Sept. 12. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York7759.566 Baltimore7660.5591 Tampa Bay7562.5472.5 Boston6375.45715 Toronto6175.44916 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago7462.544 Detroit7363.5371 Kansas City6175.44913 Cleveland5879.42316.5 Minnesota5681.40918.5 West Division WLPctGB Texas8155.596 Oakland7660.5595 Los Angeles7463.5407.5 Seattle6771.48615 ___ Tuesdays Games Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Baltimore 12, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Minnesota 18, Chicago White Sox 9 Kansas City 6, Texas 3 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 1 Boston 4, Seattle 3 Wednesdays Games Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 2 L.A. Angels 7, Oakland 1 Detroit 7, Cleveland 1 Toronto 6, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 4 Texas 7, Kansas City 6 Seattle 2, Boston 1 Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, late Texas at Kansas City, late Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 13-12) at Baltimore (W.Chen 12-8), 7:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 10-6ampa Bay (Hellickson 8-10 Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-12 (Doubront 10-7 Cleveland (J.Gomez 5-7 (Hendriks 0-7 Kansas City (Mendoza 7-9 White Sox (Liriano 5-11 Detroit (Scherzer 15-6) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-11 Oakland (Griffin 4-0 (F.Hernandez 13-6), 10:10 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington8452.618 Atlanta7760.5627.5 Philadelphia6671.48218.5 New York6572.47419.5 Miami6077.43824.5 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati8355.601 St. Louis7463.5408.5 Pittsburgh7264.52910 Milwaukee6769.49315 Chicago5185.37531 Houston4295.30740.5 West Division WLPctGB San Francisco7760.562 Los Angeles7365.5294.5 Arizona6870.4939.5 San Diego6474.46413.5 Colorado5679.41520 ___ Tuesdays Games Washington 11, Chicago Cubs 5 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 2 Colorado 6, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 8, Miami 4 Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 3, 11 inngs Arizona 8, San Francisco 6, 11 inngs Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 6, St. Louis 2 Washington 9, Chicago Cubs 1 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 3 Atlanta 1, Colorado 0 Milwaukee 8, Miami 5 San Diego 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Arizona 6, San Francisco 2 Thursdays Games Colorado at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Miami, late Chicago Cubs at Washington, late Fridays Games Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-11) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 15-5 Colorado (Francis 5-4 (Cl.Lee 4-7 Miami (Ja.Turner 0-2) at Washington (Strasburg 15-6 Atlanta (Maholm 11-9. Mets (Niese 10-8 Houston (Harrell 10-9 (H.Bailey 10-9 Milwaukee (Gallardo 14-8 (Lohse 14-2 Arizona (Skaggs 1-1 (Cashner 3-3 L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 1-1 Francisco (Lincecum 8-14AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo000.00000 Miami000.00000 New England000.00000 N.Y. Jets000.00000 South WLTPctPFPA Houston000.00000 Indianapolis000.00000 Jacksonville000.00000 Tennessee000.00000 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore000.00000 Cincinnati000.00000 Cleveland000.00000 Pittsburgh000.00000 West WLTPctPFPA Denver000.00000 Kansas City000.00000 Oakland000.00000 San Diego000.00000NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas1001.0002417 Philadelphia000.00000 Washington000.00000 N.Y. Giants010.0001724 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta000.00000 Carolina000.00000 New Orleans000.00000 Tampa Bay000.00000 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago000.00000 Detroit000.00000 Green Bay000.00000 Minnesota000.00000 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona000.00000 San Francisco000.00000 Seattle000.00000 St. Louis000.00000 ___ Wednesdays Game Dallas 24, N.Y. Giants 17 Sundays Games Indianapolis at Chicago, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Miami at Houston, 1 p.m. New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Denver, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Games Cincinnati at Baltimore, 7 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 10:15 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Sporting KC1575503424 New York1377464639 Chicago1385443531 Houston1179423933 Columbus1296423332 D.C.12105414338 Montreal12143394346 New England7147283538 Philadelphia7135262530 Toronto FC5166213048WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA San Jose1665535633 Real Salt Lake14104463832 Seattle1268444127 Los Angeles13114434840 Vancouver10117372937 FC Dallas8129333438 Colorado9172293641 Chivas USA7117282039 Portland7146272746 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games New England 2, Columbus 0 Colorado 3, Portland 0 Thursdays Games Real Salt Lake at Houston, late Saturdays Games Chivas USA at Seattle FC, 4 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Connecticut207.741 x-Indiana179.6542.5 Atlanta1513.5365.5 New York1116.4079 Chicago1016.3859.5 Washington522.18515WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Minnesota224.846 x-Los Angeles199.6794 x-San Antonio179.6545 Seattle1114.44010.5 Phoenix620.23116 Tulsa620.23116 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games Connecticut 77, Washington 70 Minnesota 88, Los Angeles 77 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 71, Indiana 64 New York 87, Phoenix 59 Thursdays Games Tulsa at Seattle, late Fridays Games Phoenix at Connecticut, 7 p.m.Los Angeles at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Indiana at San Antonio, 8 p.m.BASEBALLNational League COLORADO ROCKIESRecalled INF/OF Matt McBride from Colorado Springs (PCL LOS ANGELES DODGERSTransferred RHP Chad Billingsley to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP Steven Rodriguez from Chattanooga (SL SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with OF Chris Denorfia on a two-year contract through 2014.FOOTBALLNational Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned TE Michael Hoomanawanui. Placed TE Visanthe Shiancoe on injured reserve/designated for return list. Signed WR Kerry Taylor and OL Jeremiah Warren to the practice squad. Released FB Eric Ketttani and WR Sam Kirkland from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETSRe-signed DT Marcus Dixon. Signed P Robert Malone. Released LB Ricky Sapp from the practice squad. Signed CB LeQuan Lewis to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Moore Haven,7 p.m.; Bowling at Sebring,3:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Cross Country at Hardee,4:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at LaBelle,4:15 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Hardee,LaBelle,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Swimming at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Bowling vs.Lake Placid,3:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swimming hosts Blackman Invitational,8:30 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Bowling vs.Jensen Beach,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Ridge,4 p.m.; Swimming at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys G olf vs.Avon Park,Winter Haven,4 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.McKeel,4 p.m. SFSC T UESDAY: Volleyball vs.Hillsborough,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Polk State College,7 p.m. FRIDAY,Sept.14: Volleyball at Brevard Tri-Match,vs.St.Johns River,2 p.m.,vs.FSCJ, 4 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football at Hardee,7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Regional Kansas City at Chicago White Sox o r Atlanta Braves at N.Y. Mets . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N T T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . U .S. Open, Semifinals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n U.S. Open, Semifinals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . U.S. Open, Womens Final . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SB B O O X X I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Devon Alexander vs. Randall Bailey . . . S S H H O O W W 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . Chad Dawson vs. Andre Ward . . . . . . . . . H H B B O OC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Utah at Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Penn State at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C N N o o o o n n East Carolina at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 N N o o o o n n Auburn at Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Central Florida at Ohio State . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Ball State at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 3 3 p p . m m . North Carolina at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . P urdue at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . T eams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . K entucky at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Florida at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Washington at LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Nebraska at UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 7 7 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . Georgia at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . I llinois at Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n NASCAR Auto Parts 400, Practice . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . NASCAR Virginia Savings 250, Qual. . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N ASCAR Auto Parts 400, Qual. . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Virginia Savings 250 . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012Page 3B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 5 5 Saturday, Sept. 8 Activity: Chapter Meeting, nature walk and pot luck lunch. Location: Circle B Bar Reserve Lakeland Area, entrance south side of SR 540 between US 98 and Thornhill Rd. Description: Oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore. Tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Bring water, insect repellent, sun protection, and a dish to share based on last names beginning with A-H Main Dish, I-Q Dessert, R-Z Salad. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Sunday, Sept. 16 Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Description: Approx. 3 mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Saturday, Sept. 22 Activity: Trail Maintenance Location: National Scenic Trail at Boney Marsh, Bluff Hammock Rd., Lorida, (just south of Sebring). Bring water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact: David Waldrop at 605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, Sept. 29 Activity: Trail Maintenance Location: Tiger Creek Preserve. Group will meet at the Mini Mac Convenience Store, 910N Scenic Hwy, Babson Park Description: Tiger Creek Preserve is located east of US 27 between Babson Park and Frostproof The trail traverses the rolling hills of the Lake Wales Ridge, including some of the highest hills and oldest land in the Florida peninsula. Botanical diversity is extensive along this trail. Bring: Lunch, snacks, water, sun and insect protection. Contact: RSVPDavid Waldrop at 605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/HeartlandFTA/calendar Saturday, Sept. 29 Activity: Dinner followed by full-moon hike. Location: Ruby Tuesdays, Lakeland, for dinner and Lake Hollingsworth to hike. Description: Come for dinner and/or hike. Meet at the Presbyterian Church parking lot on Lake Hollingworth for the hike. RSVPfor dinner by 9/27. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 956-2145 or EileenV3@gmail.com for meet-up time and other information. FTA September activities S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The YMCA is seeking Golf Clubs of all sizes for our new youth golf program starting in October ages 5-15. Classes will be twice a week for four weeks. If you have used clubs or golf balls you would like to donate please contact the YMCA382-9622 This September will be the kick off of the YMCAs New Aqua Zumba! It will make you feel like a kid again. Imagine a pool party complete with foam noodles, splashing, even hooting and hollering set to awesome up beat reggae and calypso music. For more info on Aqua Zumba contact the Y at 3 82-9622. Sign-ups for September swim lessons are under way, with classes starting Monday, Sept. 3, get your child signed up today. For more information on swim lessons or private swim lesson contact Kevin Stoker at the Y 3829622. The YMCAhas partnered with the Champion for Children Foundation to offer Free Drowning Prevention classes every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. This class is for both children and parents. The number one cause of death, in children four and under in Florida is drowning. So be sure to take advantage of this free class at t h e Pre registration required. For questions or more information contact the Y at 382-9622. The YMCAhas not one, but two heated pools and a s plash pad for your family to enjoy. Come check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours Mon.-Thur. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. F riday 6 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-4:4 5 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 382-9622. Plenty going on at YMCA Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 30. Winning first place was the team of Mario Cappelletti, Norm Grubbs and Don Boulton with 56; second place, Ken Rowen, John and Gloria Huggett and Betty Billau with 57; and third place, Joe and Joyce Swartz, Larry Heath and Chris Heath with 62. C losest to the pin: (Ladies None. (Men Grubbs, 25-feet. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Aug. 29. W inning first place was the team of Norm Grubbs, Mario Cappelletti, Jack Maginnis and Don Boulton with 45; and second place, Joe Swartz, Fred Neer and Larry Heath with 49. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Norm Grubbs, 2-feet-6-inche s; and No. 8, Larry Heath, 9feet-6-inches.Placid LakesA Labor Day Scramble was played on Monday, Sept. 3, with 36 players taking part. Bill brinegar, Rose Hunter, Gene Miller and Betty Near teamed up to tally a 42.6 for first place, while Darrell Horney, Jim Burbick, Karen Wallin and Richard Toledo had 43.2 for second. T he team of Jim and Ashley Engle, Travis Harstine and Bar Moriarity totaled a 44.2 for third. Wanda Beers was closest to the pin among the women, getting to 10-feet, 5-inches from No. 2, while Ralph Rosenberg got a 17-feet, 5-inches from No. 13 to lead the men. in 1920, the same year my father was born and, like my father, he had served four years as part of the Great Generation in the army during World War II. My father, a ferociously passionate fisherman, died at the age of 53 from cancer, but it occurred to me that had he lived, like Nelson, hed still be in love with fishing. Getting back to our trip, I finally connected with a c ouple bass and we continued to circle the small lake, looking for signs of bass feeding. Nelson hooked another fish, one that was obviously bigger, giving him a real fight up until it got to the boat and we could see it was a big mudfish. Another quick-release boat side and we continued fishing. Lake Glenada has always been one of my favorite lakes, primarily because of the reeds and bulrushes along its shoreline, offering plenty of opportunities for flippin the reeds and, with its easy to find breaklines, an equally good opportunity to troll. Nelson fishes Lake Glenada quite a bit as too, often fishing off the pier. He mentioned that just two weeks earlier hed caught a 5 lb and a 7 lb bass, around 8 in the morning, casting his favorite fluke into aboute ight feet of water. Ive had some good luck trolling spoonplugs on the lake, so when the action slowed down, we tried trolling a bit. No takers, although Nelson did snag an old net. Nelson said he started fishing when he was a young boy and that back then, all you needed was a branch off a tree, a hook fashioned out of a safety pin and a can of worms. W eve certainly come a long way since then. Hes also fished, and knows well, many of the great fishing lakes in Highlands and Polk County and did his shareo f saltwater fishing in the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. In my lifetime, Ive witnessed some remarkable changes in the fishing world. New rods and reels, lures, boats and electronics, not to mention the conservation of game fish and lakes to preserve this great sport. Yeah, weve come a long way. But for Nelson, the changes have been even more amazing. We called it quits around 1 p.m., the afternoon sun getting too hot for both of us, (although Nelson said hed stay as long as I wanted to stay) and we ended up with eight nice looking bass. It was a lot of fun to get re-acquainted with an oldf riend and to share his pass ion 92-years young, and still able to get out there and enjoy the sport of fishing! Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom 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 w ith his wife Lexie and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He can ber eached at 216-339-6571, 3 30-635-6682 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. Continued from 1B Hill still reeling them in S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Rainy weather has caused the local recreational softball teams to postpone their tournament for several weeks. The tournament is now planned for Tuesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6:45 p.m. The new recreational league will begin their season on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The womens league will begin Monday, Sept. 10 and the church league will start up on Thursday, Sept. 13. All games are played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Sheriffs Tower Road in Sebring. Registration for all teams is still in progress. Please call 402-6755 for more information New local leagues to start softball season soon Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sun N Lake Golf Club is offering FREE play on Monday, Sept. 17, on Turtle Run Golf Course. Make a donation in the Chip In for Arc bucket and your greens fees will be waived. Call the Sun N Lake Pro Shop at 385-4830 to make a tee time. All proceeds benefit Ridge Area Arc and the programs and services offered to citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information contact Sydney Stewart at 4521295, ext.106 or dev@ridgeareaarc.org Chip In for Arc at Sun N Lake The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressDAYTONABEACH Sports-car racing in North America is getting a makeover. Grand-Am and American Le Mans announced Wednesday they are merging and will compete as one series beginning in 2014. Grand-Am founder Jim France and ALMS founder Don Panoz made the joint announcement at Daytona International Speedway. The new series will start with the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014 and likely include 12 races. Panoz says the merger will strengthen professional sports car racing beyond what either of our organizations could have achieved separately Officials are still working out some details, including a series name, a 2014 schedule and technical regulations. Both sanctioning bodies will operate separately in 2013. France says the merger will improve current conditions and adds that there is no doubt in my mind that the answer lies in two groups combining forces. Grand-Am, American Le Mans Series to merge in


C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012w ww.newssun.com House ad of Leesburgs choice together with key blocking by Christopher Cardoso and Treshawn Rowe to lead the way for a 37-yard Hawthorne score. This put the Eagles over the top in a 19-13 win and upped their record to 3-0. The Junior Varsity team, coached by Cliff Howell, earned a victory by forfeit with the Gators folding their team earlier in the week due to injuries, which brings the JVrecord to 3-0. Head coach John B ishops Varsity team took t he field ready for some action after not playing in a game last week. The offense, lead by lineman EJ JnPierre, Anthony Healy, Geraldo Sanchez, Anthony Oppold and Bryan Blanchette dominated the l ine of scrimmage all game which lead to six rushing touchdowns. Donte Carpenter had a great game, scoring twice on the ground in the first half. The defensive stance was impressive with key tackles by Tyler Edwards, Sammy Smith and Oppold. T remaine Hawthorne, h owever, stole the show, scoring four times on the ground, two of which came in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter. Malik Taylor had a key interception to help seal the game in the fourth quarter, leading to Hawthornes breaking through four tackles to score the final touchdown. This gave the Eagles a 38-25 victory and brings their record to 3-0. All in all it was a great day of football with only one loss across the slate of games The HYF Board o f D irectors want to express their appreciation to the parents, players, cheerleaders and coaches for coming out on the road to support the Eagles organization. The Highlands Eagles will be hosting their next g ame at Joe Franza Stadium in Avon Park to face the Haines City Rattlers this Saturday, Sept. 8. Games will begin at 9 a.m., with admission $4 for adults and $3 for children. Come on out to support the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer program Continued from 1B C ourtesy photo Kasey Hawthorne goes airborne as he crosses the goal line for a Mitey Mite score on Saturday. HYF goes four for five The Associated PressNEWORLEANS SAINTS (14-4 New faces: LB Curtis Lofton, DTBrodrick Bunkley, LG Ben Grubbs. Key losses: LG Carl Nicks, LB Jonathan Vilma (suspendedTracy Porter, WR Robert Meachem, coach Sean Payton (suspended). Strengths: Saints have virtually all key players back from offense that broke NFL records for yards passing and total yards last season, starting with QB Drew Brees and favorite targets TE Jimmy Graham, WR Marques Colston. Also back is versatile RB Darren Sproles and reliable RB Pierre Thomas. Weaknesses: Defensive front four unproven and will have to be better in order for new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuoloss cheme to work. DE Will Smith is best returni ng pass rusher, but is suspended first four games in connection with bounty investigation. DE Cameron Jordan enters second season with potential, but remains unproven. DT Sedrick Ellis trying to rebound from off-year and Saints hoping free-agent acquisition Bunkley will live up to expectations. Expectations: Even with Payton suspended f or e season in connection with bounty probe, Saints are playoff contenders. They have wealth of experience on coaching staff and across leadership positions on offense and defense. Many key veteran leaders from Saints2009-10 Super Bowl run Brees most importantly still on squad, as are most top assistants. Lone new coordinator is Spagnuolo, whose 2007 Giants defense won a Super Bowl against a previously unbeaten Patriots team whose single season scoring records still stand. ATLANTAFALCONS (10-7 N ew faces: CB Asante Samuel, G Peter Konz, OTLamar Holmes Key losses: MLB Curtis Lofton, KR-PR Eric Weems. S trengths: With WR Julio Jones bulked up for second season, Atlantas passing attack c ould be among leagues best if offensive line protects QB Matt Ryan and ball is distributed e qually to Jones, WR Roddy White, TE Tony Gonzalez and WR Harry Douglas under new o ffensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Samuels addition boosts secondary with third proven veteran to pair with CBs Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson. FS Thomas DeCoud and SS William Moore entering primes and should benefit from blitz packages installed by new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Weaknesses: MLB Akeem Dent untested as he attempts to replace Lofton. Offensive line has new respected position coach in Pat Hill, but it returns same starters that got Ryan hit 84 times and sacked 24 times last year. RTTyson Clabo, considered best player on line, allowed two sacks in third preseason game. RB Michael Turner could be slowing down. He averaged just 2.7 yards per carry through three preseason games. Expectations: If Falcons dont make playoffs and then win at least one game, Ryan and coach Mike Smith will be highly criticized. They are 0-3 in playoffs since Smith was hired and Ryan was drafted No. 3 overall in 2008. CAROLINAPANTHERS (6-10 New faces: FB Mike Tolbert, FS Haruki Nakamura, LB Luke Kuechly (first-round pick), G Amini Silatolu, PR Joe Adams. Key losses: TE Jeremy Shockey, G Travelle Wharton, WR Legedu Naanee, LB Dan Connor. Strengths: Carolina fifth in scoring in 2011 and most of offense returns along with coordinator Rob Chudzinski. Cam Newton starred as rookie by throwing for more than 4,000 yards. Running game should be among best with T olbert added to already strong mix that includes DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Newton. Newtons ability to run 14 rushing TDs makes Carolina difficult to defend. And it doesnt hurt to have Steve Smith still catching passes. Weaknesses: Defense and special teams remain concerns. Carolina lost three key players last year to injury LBs Jon Beason and Thomas Davis and DTRon Edwards. With all three back and Kuechly looking good, P anthers have chance to improve their 27thranked defense. Special teams coverage units a llowed 3 TDs last year. Expectations: Panthers thinking big. Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil promised a Super Bowl when he took out full-page ad in local newspaper. Several players and coach Ron Rivera have backed him up. Team has talent, b ut needs to stay healthy on defense. If offense r emains same and defense makes moderate improvements, team could be playoff bound. TAMPABAYBUCCANEERS (4-12 New faces: S Mark Barron (first-round p ick), WR Vincent Jackson, G Carl Nicks, CB Eric Wright, RB Doug Martin (first-round pick), TE Dallas Clark, LB Lavonte David. Key losses: TE Kellen Winslow, S Tanard Jackson, C Jeff Faine, CB Elbert Mack, S Sean Jones, LB Geno Hayes. Strengths: Its first-year coach Greg Schianos team, but continued development of QB Josh Freeman will determine whether Bucs can escape NFC South cellar and contend for playoff berth in division featuring Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton. Two-time Pro bowl guard Davin Joseph out for the season (right knee). Still, offensive line figures to be strong with addition of All-Pro Carl Nicks. Free agent c atch Vincent Jackson gives Freeman bona fide go-to receiver, and Martin is being counted on to help running game that ranked 27th a year ago. Weaknesses: Have invested heavily in past t hree drafts to improve porous defense that a llowed league-high and franchise-worst 494 points, while ranking last against run, in sacks and turnover margin. Seventh overall pick S Mark Barron and second-rounder Lavonte David being counted on to make impact. Fivetime Pro Bowler Ronde Barber making transition from cornerback to free safety in 16th season, and free agent pickup Eric Wright has moved into Barbers old spot. Biggest key to improvement figures to be whether tackle Gerald McCoy can remain healthy and show why he was third overall pick in 2010 draft. Expectations: Bucs finished last season on 10-game losing streak, yet dont feel theyre starting from scratch under Schiano lured from Rutgers after Raheem Morris was fired. Freeman threw for 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2010, but regressed last season with 16 TDs and 22 interceptions. Schiano hopes to ease burden on his young QB with solid running game. If Freeman can revert to form of two years ago, chances of narrowing gap between Bucs and division rivals New Orleans, Atlanta and Carolina will improve NFL 2012: NFC South Preview O taysha Smith had a kill to highlight a run to push it to 19-9 and Otisha Smith finished off the 25-13 win with a kill for the 24th point and an ace for the 25th. Avon Park then scored the first three in the deciding set and kept the momentum on their side. Other than a three-point run early in the third set, a nd another run of three late in the fourth, the Wildcats would only score consecutive points seven times over the two sets just three times in the final one. The Devils, meanwhile, kept building the lead, from 7-2 to 12-4 to 19-10, before Hardee made one last push. Back-to-back points were answered, and that final three-pointer was halted by an Otisha Smith kill, leaving it at 20-14. Then Chacon had an a ce and a kill, with Devlin a dding her own ace and Haylee Rosano finishing off the 25-16 win with a deft tip that found the floor. Avon Park continued their look for consistency Thursday at All Saints b efore returning home to face Frostrpoof in their first district match on Tuesday. C ontinued from 1B AP wins regular season opener By MARK LONG Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Between Maurice JonesDrews holdout, Justin Blackmons arrest, coach Mike Mularkeys injury policy and playing future home games in London, the Jacksonville Jaguars received plenty of attention in the preseason. None of it really positive. It surely wasnt the ideal way for owner Shad Khan and Mularkey to start their first season together. The Jaguars, though, get a chance to turn things around in Sundays season opener at Minnesota. Its not a game thats going to get the team in the playoffs, but it certainly could set the tone for what players, coaches and the owner hope will be a different direction for a franchise that has missed the postseason 10 times in the last 12 years. I think our guys want to see where were at, Mularkey said Wednesday. e did some good things in the preseason. We just want to see if we can do that for four quarters. ... I think this will be a good test up there in this environment. I think its going to be good for us to see where were at. Jones-Drew ended a 38day holdout Sunday and practiced for the first time in full pads Wednesday. Speaking to reporters for the third time in four days, Jones-Drew made it clear his absence was all about money, and added that hes glad to be back and eager to regain his starting spot. He said he has spent about 12 hours a day learning the playbook. I have to kind of get acclimated to the offense, JonesDrew said. I have to show them the work to get my job back. Thats all it is. No one has ever given me anything in my whole life. This is just something that Ive been used to. I like it. The competition is going to be great. ... I have a lot to catch up on and get back to my old self. Asked whether being the backup to Rashad Jennings reminds him of his rookie season in 2006, when he split time with Fred Taylor, JonesDrew recalled his sophomore year in high school. I was told I was going to start and then they decided not to start me and started a senior, he said. I didnt end up starting until my senior year. It was a lot of hard work I had to put in. I can take a little bit of that, load it back up and work with it. Mularkey has little concern about Jones-Drews conditioning heading into the opener, but the coach wants to make sure he puts JonesDrew in situations where he may not have a chance to fail because he has so much information thrown at him. More worrisome for Mularkey is the health of his team. The Jaguars have just three healthy defensive ends Jeremy Mincey, rookie Andre Branch and Aaron Morgan and could be without right guard Uche Nwaneri (ankle in the opener. Nwaneri was limited in practice Wednesday, and with fellow linemen John Estes, Jason Spitz and Drew Nowak on injured reserve, that left Josh Beekman to get repetitions with the starters. Beekman was out of football last year and left a graduate assistant job at Eastern Kentucky for another shot at the NFL. ere fortunate that he fell into our hands, Mularkey said. Jags ready to move from distractions


C M Y K Dear Pharmacist: Please write about biotin deficiency, this is what killed my hus-b and. No one detected it and I want to alert everyone. Love your work,hope to meet you one day. J.P.,Ft. Lauderdale, A nswer: Im sorry about your loss. Today,I will write about it. Together we will be preventing more deaths. The problem is that physicians and consumers think ofb iotin only as a beauty vitamin to improve nail s trength and hair growth. Its also known as vitamin H,or B7. The sad part is,t housands of medications are drug muggersof biotin, m eaning they prevent absorption or diminish our ability to make it in the body. Here are signs that suggest b iotin deficiency: Nerve pain: Numbness, t ingling,prickly sensations, pain or any other paresthesia.It can occur by itself,ora s part of kidney disease, insulin resistance or diab etes. Skin conditions: Eczema, psoriasis,seborrheoeic der-m atitis,flaking,itching, flaking,scaly,dry or inflamed skin,sores in or a round the mouth,burning mouth/tongue,all of these p roblems suggest biotin (or another B vitamin) deficiency. P oor immunity: Results in more frequent bacterial or v iral infections,anywhere, even in your eye (conjunctivitis). C ognitive problems: The brain needs biotin to make n eurotransmitters that keep you feeling mentally alert, happy and attentive. Low biotin can cause fatigue and depression. H igh cholesterol: Animal studies have shown that b iotin (along with chromium) can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Low biotini ncreases risk for fatty liver. Anorexia: Youre not hung ry if you have biotin deficiency. Sounds like a dream right,but it can actually con-t ribute to depression,lethargy,and weakness. Anemia: The hemoglobin c ells lose their ability to tote oxygen,leaving you feeling w inded,short of breath,inattentive and fatigued with little exertion. Prolonged anemia raises risk for heart fail-u re. Cardiac arrhythmia: Biotin deficiency can absolutely cause you to suffer palpitations,skippedb eats and other electrical disturbances that can cause a fatal heart attack. You must get as irritated as I do to read Internet posts from so-called experts say-i ng that biotin deficiency is rareor that we get enough f rom foods. I believe biotin deficiency is extremely common andc overed this nutrient in Chapter 6 of Drug M uggers. Biotin is made by yeast and bacteria,the same friendly microorganisms in our intestinal flora. Keep inm ind,all medications strip away our probiotics,reduci ng our biotin stash. Antibiotics are huge drug muggers as are estrogen-con-t aining hormones,acid blockers,antacids,anti-conv ulsants,steroids,antivirals,breast cancer drugs, anti-inflammatories and cer-t ain analgesics. Also people who smoke, drink alcohol,coffee or take a lpha lipoic acid run out of biotin quickly. M y list adds up to a bazillion people! Biotin supplements are sold over-thecounter but,of course,asky our doctor if its right for you. About 1,000 to 5,000 mcg per day should help. Your body washes away excessb iotin. Food sources:Organ meats,nuts,cashews,dairy, liver,scrambled eggs,cauliflower,leafy greens, legumes and seafood. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. Thisi nformation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your cond ition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 7, 2012Page 5B POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthly living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 9 9 0 0 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 9 9 1 1 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 9/7,14,28,28; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 9 9 5 5 Beware: Biotin deficiency can be fatal and easily missed HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Community outreach scheduleAce Homecare plans the following community outreach events: T oday:8 a.m.,Health Fair,Sebring Village, Schumacher Road, Sebring; 10 a.m.,Health Fair,Highlands Village,V illa Road,Sebring. Monday:8 a.m.,Health Fair,Brookside Bluffs, S.R. 17,Zolfo Springs,10 a.m.,Health Fair,ChathamP ointe,Stenstom Road, Wauchula,1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. T uesday:7:30 a.m., Health Fair,Lakeside G ardens,C.R. 621,Lake Placid; 9 a.m.,Health Fair, Herons Landing,HeronsL anding Lane,Lake Placid;10 a.m.,Health Fair, L ake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard,Lake Placid; 1 p.m.,Health Fair, Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring. W ednesday:8 a.m., Health Fair,Neiberts,U.S. 98,Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair,Palm Estates, U.S. 98,Lorida T hursday:10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring.B lood cancer drug approvedPfizer Inc. says the Food and Drug Administrationo n Tuesday approved its new drug to treat a rare f orm of blood and bone marrow cancer. Pfizers Bosulif is a d aily pill to treat chronic myeloid leukemia patients w ith a specific genetic variation. Snapshots


C M Y K By JENNIFER PELTZ A ssociated PressN EW YORK The citys planned crackdown on supersized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers,JennyC raig and other diet companies,who added their influence to the campaign ahead of a vote next week. The announcement m ade at a press conference featuring Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a top Weight Watchers official was the latest in a volley of statements of support for botha dvocates and critics of the plan,which calls for restaur ants,movie theaters,sports arenas,food carts and delis to stop selling sodas and others ugary drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces. B loomberg and other proponents call it a sensible way to encourage people to cut calories. Opponents see it as gove rnment overreaching and question its effectiveness. T o the diet groups,its a tool that fits with their approach to making healthye ating easier. oday,we live in a world w here despite our best intentions,its oftentimes very difficult on your own to maket he healthy choice,said David Burwick,president of Weight Watchers North A merica. We all need to take more personal responsib ility for our own weight and eating habits,but it helps to remember what a healthy portion size is in a world where super-size portionsh ave become the norm. The proposal is set for a Sept. 13 vote at the city Board of Health,whose members are appointed by Bloomberg. If approved,it would take effect as early as March. Bloomberg has been the leading advocate for the plan, which follows other efforts tos pur New Yorkers to mind what they eat. During his 11y ear tenure,the city has barred artificial trans fats from food served in restau-r ants and compelled chain restaurants to post calorie c ounts on menus. Still,the city spends roughly $4 billion a year on weight-related health problems,the mayor says. Hes ees limiting the serving size of sugary drinks as a meani ngful step but not an inflexible order to keep people from downing caloriest hey might not even think about. Nobody is restricting the amount of sodas you can buy or the amount of sodas youc an drink,he said,noting that people would be free to purchase multiple 16-ounce c ups or bottles if they liked. It is simply using portion c ontrol to point out to you ... how many calories you are consuming. Along with Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig,t he creator of the South Beach Diet,the founder of The Best Life and other diet experts expressed their support. City Hall also has released a roster of kudos from people including physic ians,elected officials,chef Jamie Oliver and filmmaker S pike Lee. Critics,too,are counting their ranks. An oppositiong roup called New Yorkers for Beverage Choices said it has the backing of more than 2 ,000 businesses and 201,000 people. A New York Times p oll last month showed that six in 10 New Yorkers opposed the plan. Opponents say the city is overstepping its authority andi nfringing on personal freedom. And they call the diet companiesstance inconsistent with their own emphasis on letting people make food choices,rather than absolute l imits. Restrictions and bans will d o nothing to address the very complex issue of obesity,New Yorkers forB everage Choices said in a statement Tuesday.New Yorkers are smart enough to make their own decisions. S ome City Council members support the proposal; o thers have criticized it. Regardless,it isnt scheduled to come before them for av ote. The rule wouldnt apply to lower-calorie drinks,such as water or diet soda,nor to alcoholic beverages or drinks t hat are more than half milk or 70 percent juice. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012www.newssun.com CENTENNIAL COMMITEE/K. HALEY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 2 2 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 9 9 3 3 GROVES AT VICTORIA P ARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 9/7,14,21,28; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 9 9 4 4 HEALTHYLIVING Weight loss groups back NYCs sugary drinks plan M CT A proposed ordinance in New York City would limit the serving size of sugary drinks to less than 16 ounces. Nobody is restricting the amount of sodas you can buy or the a mount of sodas you can drink.M ICHAELBLOOMBERG N YC mayor


C M Y K July 19Christy J.Nicholas to Charles L.Johnson, PT L20/21 Blk 247 Placid L akes Sec.20, $60,000. Laray Edwards to Kristy Misiaszek, Cluster 7 Unit B Country Club Villas I Spring Lake/Other, $42,000. George R.Koch Jr.to Richard Stephen Knight, L 3 Blk B Spring Lake Sec. 1 $50,000. Edward Bellinger to Thomas Morano, L35 Blk 3 0 Leisure Lakes Sec.4, $ 36,000. Julie Ann Lipscomb to NSG, L15 Foster-Beasley Sub Unrec, $35,900. Robert T.Clark to Humberto Ambriz, L23 Blk 4 Temple Terrace, $60,000.July 20Lori Roulette to Lori R oulette, L129/130 Sylvan Shores Est.Sec.E, $19,500. Mark J.Winslow to Christopher M.Winslow, L1 Blk Q Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec.3, $70,000. H ollis A.Parker to J onathan P.Reed, L13/14 Sparta Heights, $85,000. Lionel P.Martin to A Call t o Serve Inc., L4 Blk 16 Highlands Park Est.Sec.B R eplat, $52,500. R ebecca H.Newton to S hawn Regina Mulligan, L 516 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec.D, $91,000. J oseph Pagoria to Kathleen W.Brooks, L35 V alencia Acres Sub, $30,000. Saleatha Bradford Blum to Maralynne True, L2 Rolfe's Sunset Bay, $73,000. Frances E.Swanner to D onald W.Meitz, L861 Sebring Hills Sub, $ 65,000. Marshall G.Albritton to A lvin L.Smith, L23/24 PT L25 Lakewood Villa A dd/Other, $141,000. Tracy M.Woods to George C.Kinney, PT L11 Blk 33 Avon Park Est., $35,000.July 23Donald R.Snapp Jr.to W auchula State Bank, L8 Blk 69 Sebring Country Est.Sec.3, $175,000. H eartland National Bank to Robbie L.Holland, L28/29 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est.Sec.D, $48,000. Wauchula State Bank to R odolfo Romero, L10540/10541 Avon Park Lakes Unit 33, $72,500. Donald F.Knuckles to C ecil W.Wood, L369/370 S ylvan Shores Est.Sec.D, $66,000. Donald W.Meitz to Christopher H.Fordham, L4/5 Blk 7 OrangeB lossom Est.Unit 3, $157,000. Adhemar F.Pourbaix to Larry A.Romine, L11 Sunshine Acres, $40,000. JPMorgan Chase Bank t o Juan De Dios Mendoza, L479 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec.D, $29,000. Senoj Property to Alba C .Ribero, L6 Blk M Lake Jackson Heights, $79,000. Bank of New York Mellon t o Jeffrey A.Williams, L9 B lk 174 Leisure Lakes Sec.3, $25,900. F ederal National Mortgage Assn.to Philip R.Leiber, L281-286/297-3 01 Avon Park Lakes Unit 1, $46,000. Sam S.Leggio III to D arlo Santos, L3 Eiland Est., $55,000. Jimmie Williams to G uadalupe Diaz, L3 Blk 21 Hoffmans Grove to Lake S tearns 2nd Resub, $8,300. Carol McCoon to G uadalupe Diaz, L3 Blk 21 Hoffmans Grove to Lake Stearns 2nd Resub,$ 8,300. Richard Williams to G uadalupe Diaz, L3 Blk 21 H offmans Grove to Lake Stearns 2nd Resub, $8,300. J ason Williams to Guadalupe Diaz, L3 Blk 21 Hoffmans Grove to LakeS tearns 2nd Resub, $4,200. Theresa Caulfield to G uadalupe Diaz, L3 Blk 21 Hoffmans Grove to Lake S tearns 2nd Resub, $4,200. Jeanne Denise Knudtson to Alphonsus Maxime, L17 PT L16 Crescent Heights Resub, $55,000.July 24Andres Urdaneta to Lynette Sullivan, L289 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club/Other, $135,000. L eonard Tucker to Karla Roberts, PT Sec.21-3929, $46,000. Chapmans Property Management Group to H osmer L.Compton, L14 Blk 9 J H Driggers Add, $135,100. Chapmans Property Management Group to H.L.Compton Co., L12/13B lk 9 J H Driggers Add, $253,500. American Land Investment Corp.to AliceS ayago, L24 Blk 34 Sebring Hills South Unit 2, $9,000. Edward Bellinger to Robert Stacy, L80 Twin Lakes Est., $20,000. L ori Renzetti to Randall L ee Prevatte Jr., L24 Blk 2 Lake June Pointe Phase 2, $35,000. HSBC Bank USA to Marcel G.Ruel, L7728-7 731 Avon Park Lakes Unit 24, $60,000. C arlos Bustamante Jr.to L arry B.Mason, L1 Blk 241 Sun'N Lakes Est.Sec.19, $ 69,000. R olando M.Gonzalez to Christopher Dean, L1527 S ebring Ridge Sec.F, $110,000. W ells Fargo Bank to Ryan Pauze, L18 Blk 703 Sun'N Lake Est.SebringU nit 4 Replat, $56,900. Winnell B.Griffith to Javier Rosado Rodriguez,P T L19/20 Blk 31 Town of Sebring/Other, $80,000. Danny Clyde Kaye to R oy G.Whitehead, L208 G rayces Mobile Est.Add No.2, $16,700. Phyllis A.Manar to J oslyn A.Brown, Unit 317 Lake Damon South Condo, $ 56,000.July 25U .S.Bank to James E. Upchurch Jr., L25 Blk 19 Sun'N Lake Est.Sebring U nit 2, $38,000. U.S.Bank to Philip Leiber, L12557-12563 Avon Park Lakes Unit 39, $18,900. Barbara S.Watson to J ohn C.Watson III, PT Sec.27-35-28, $45,000. Darren Green to James W .McCarty, L1-4/41-44 Blk V Lakemont Est.Sub, $15,000. C ampus USA Credit Union to Donald RexS mith, PT Sec.24-37-29, $115,100. Clyde L.Smith to Melvin H .Taylor, L52 Blk 2 Erin Park, $45,500. Donald Knitter to Joseph Morreale, L134 Colony Pointe Sub, $22,500. H ighlands Independent Bank to Mark Negley, L4434-4436 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $85,000. Raymond R.Bees Jr.to J ames L.Upton Sr., L132 Blk 3 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4A, $75,000. Patricia S.Pella to Thomas P.Pella, PT Sec. 1 4-36-28/Others, $51,000. Patricia S.Pella to Edward Eugene Pella, L10 B lk 1 Lake Josephine Sub, $50,000. Jack Antablian to Charles Tripp Jr., L2 Valencia Acres, $23,000. Theodore A.Roberts to Michael R.Borders, L40 C ountry Club of Sebring Phase 3 Sec.2 Sterling Oaks, $250,000. Donald E.Bennett to Michael Richardson, L477 S ebring Hills, $108,000. R ichard L.McCarthy to Julio A.Arencibia, L98 Sebring Hills, $62,000. Jean B.Hollenberg to J effery A.Gourley, L11/12 B lk 5 Altamont Place Add N o.3, $99,000. Milton W.Koster to Barbara P.Burns, L19 Blk V Spring Lake Village VI, $9,000. M ichael L.Thompson to Henry L.Willis, L5 Strodan Acres, $135,000.July 26Miguel Garciga to Emma Prescott, PT L8 Blk 44 Town of Avon Park, $ 30,000. Patricia Jill Ashley to Melvin L.Feathers, L4 Ashley Oaks, $123,000. J udith Fitzsimmons to G ary Ralph Jowers Jr., L26 Blk 22 Highlands Park Est.Sec.C, $82,000. Jay Alan Jensen to J ohnny L.Harper, L63 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 5, $105,000. Robert C.Steiner to Norman James Owers, Unit 7 Lakeview Villas Condo, $31,000. D awn Leota Alexander Langston to Jacqueline Lee, L2/23 Blk 17 Avocado Park, $39,900.July 27Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Maribel Perez, L9 Blk 50 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Units 13-19, $1,000. S hafer Seymour to Wayne Brent Shelters, L23 B lk B The Grove, $73,500. Fannie Mae to Leslie Cruz Martinez, L634 Las Palmas Resort, $17,000. La Sixth Street Partners t o Transportation Alliance B ank Inc., L6 Blk 229 East-Palmhurst/Other,$ 43,500. Joseph Viviano to Nancy L .Elwell, L11 Blk 3 Lake Grassy Homesites, $18,000. F rances Lugo to Javier N avarro, L821 Sebring H ills/Other, $55,000. J ames J.James to T homas P.Monack Jr., PT Sec.20-35-31, $55,000.July 30U.S.Bank to Thomas B arrett, PT L22/23 Sebring Shores Development Sec. 3, $53,300. C ommunity Christian Church of Sebring Inc.toH ighlands Community Church Inc., PT Sec.233 4-28/Other, $350,000. DFC Funding Co.to G oolcharan Ramdeen, L2 Blk 199 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11, $16,900. U .S.Bank to Kenneth C. Cousino, L1 Blk 256 Sebring Summit Unit 1, $18,000. E va L.Del Toro to F ederal National Mortgage Assn., L8 Blk 28 Sun'N Lake Est.Sebring Unit 2,$ 116,600. Celeste Perrin to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L23 Blk 14H ighlands Park Est.Sec. B $129,100. David R.Haba to Ngo c T .Phan, L6 Blk 8 Sun'N Lakes Est.Acres Sec.27, $ 27,500. Alton E.Frisch to Thomas U.Thorson, L386 Golf Hammock Unit IV, $215,000. Junie Mills to Ricardo Patino, Unit 2B Manors, $ 17,000. John C.Lineberger to W alter E.Fletcher, L6 Blk 10 Lake Haven Est.Sec.1, $4,500. Christopher J.William s to Barbara Buss, L12 Blk 7 P lacid Lakes, $48,000. Gary M.Moore to J ohnny Lamar Bland, L27 Blk 1 Citrus Lakes Colony, $15,000.July 31Bank of America to Jacqueline Hoover, L811/13-15 Blk 6 Highlands Park Est.Sec.B, $6,000. Bank of New York Mellon to Charles L.McKibben, L10447/10448 Avon Park L akes Unit 32, $48,000. DFC Loan Funding C o to William S.Costello, L6 Blk 614 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $12,900. Roland J.Vavrosky to Paul P.Dorsey, L5 Blk H Spring Lake Sec.1, $ 78,000. U.S.Bank to Gordon M. Weber, L513 Sylvan S hores Est.Sec.D, $34,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.to John W. Brown Jr., L2092/2093 Avon Park Lakes Unit 7, $ 52,500. B rian G.Parker to Rog e r L awrence Pertle, L39 The Knoll Sub, $39,000. John Fletcher to Peter N.Hodgdon, L1 Stephens Heights, $43,000. U .S.Bank to Lu ci P ackett, L9 Blk 296 Placid L akes Sec.20, $74,000. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 7, 2012Page 7B M ILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/7,21,28; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 8 8 7 7 DEEDTRANSFERS By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and a private survey showed businesses stepped up hiring in August. The data sketcheda brighter outlook for the job market one day before the government reports on August employment. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000,the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average,a less volatile measure,ticked up to 371,250. Unemployment benefit applications are a measure of the pace of layoffs. When they consistently fall below 375,000,it suggests that hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate. Separately,payroll provider ADP said businesses added 201,000 jobs last month. Thats the most reported by the survey since March. And ADP said July job growth was stronger than first thought:Employers created 173,000 jobs 10,000 more jobs than the group reported last month. The labor market is getting better and while the pace of improvement is nothing great,the direction is clear, Joel Naroff,president of Naroff Economic Advisors, said in an email to clients. Despite the positive signals,most economists tempered their expectations for August payroll growth. The ADP survey only covers hiring in the private sector and excludes government job growth. The Labor Departments report on Friday will offer a more complete picture. The two surveys reported roughly the same private-sector job creation in July. But they have diverged sharply in previous months. And the drop in applications likely wont affect the August jobs report,set to be released Friday.The data for that report were compiled three weeks ago. But it could signal better hiring in September. Economists forecast that employers added 135,000 jobs last month,while the unemployment rate is expected to stay unchanged at 8.3 percent. Weekly unemployment applications are still stubbornly high,which is consistent with our expectations fora modest employment report in August,said Bricklin Dwyer,an economist at BNP Paribas In July,employers added 163,000 jobs. It was the best month of hiring since February and an improvement from the average of only 73,000 per month created in the April-June quarter. Still,the economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, down from the 2 percent rate in the January-March quarter and 4.1 percent in the final three months of last year. Growth at or below 2 percent is typically too weak to lower the unemployment rate. Most economists expect the unemployment rate will remain above 8 percent through the November election. President Barack Obama will address the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte on Thursday. Polls show most Americans regard Republican nominee Mitt Romney as better able to handle the U.S. economy. Romney and his Republican allies have pointed to high unemployment as evidence that Obamas policies are not helping the economy. The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent when Obama took office and has been above 8 percent for the past 42 months. Most economists say normalunemployment is 6 percent or less. US unemployment aid applications decline to 365K


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, September 7, 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 C17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., 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.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email: information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located r ight on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.David E. Richardson, senior pastor;Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.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 a lways 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 at6 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.Rev.Mark McDowell. 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 and7 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 Mass5 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, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music 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 453-8929 or 4490203. 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 week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 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 ou r only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: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, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship i s 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 at7 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 Lak e 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 Church ELCAA VON PARK Deacon David Thoresens sermon on Sunday will be based on the gospel reading of Mark 7:24-37. Saturday,Nov. 3 will be the a nnual yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members are accepting items for the annual yard sale please,no furniture. Contact Ed Graff,John Wade or Jim Fiedler tom ake arrangements for drop-off items.C hrist Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled In Us and Through Us. The church is at 1320 County Road 64,east of the Avon ParkH igh School,just past the four-way Stop sign. T he Mens Fraternity will study The Quest for Genuine Manhood on Thursday. F or more information,call 4712663 or search online at christl utheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church S EBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled The Enemy:Part 2at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study iss tudying the Gospel of John. Church of Buttonwood BayS EBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on A Modern Day Parable:The Good Samaritanon Sunday.; The service is nondenominational and open to all. T he church is on U.S. 27,four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 382-1737.E mmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon,Generosity,w ith Scripture taken from Proverbs 22:1-9. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Roado r visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Dr. Les Hardin, professor at Florida ChristianC ollege,will preach Sunday during the worship service. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank).C all 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING At the Lords T able this Sunday morning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler,Chris Baker, Sharron Campbell and FrannyG off. Greeting the congregation will be Jayne Weldy and KathyW hitlock. The acolyte for the day is Heaven Kunsak. Working with Childrens Church will be ShirleyA nn V.Wood and Carol Graves. The pastors sermon is titled Children and Parents,taken from Ephesians 6:1-4. For any additional information, c all the church office at 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia A ve.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,Rev. Bob Johnsons sermon will be titled Why So Few? based on Mark 8:11-21. Sunday school is available for all a ges. Rev. Johnson or his wife, Maxine,will conduct the adult class. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and they discuss how the Bible applies to issues today. S pecial music will be provided by Bob and Maxine Johnson. The Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday,Rev.Johnson will teach How Do We GlorifyG od?Mary Circle meets at 1 p.m.,at the church. Bible study leader Ginger McCraken will teach Johns Gospel Wisdom from Ephesus. O n Thursday,the Deacons will meet at 6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. Circle S t. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Gods Planis t he title of this Sunday mornings sermon,given by the Rev. Darrell A Peer. Tuesday is Youth Group (for middle school and high school students) in fellowship hall. Wednesday,Sept. 12 is choir r ehearsal at 5:30 p.m.First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING The Rev.A.C. Bryants sermon will be Sharp Contentionwith Scripture taken from Acts 15:36-41. United Methodist Women's C ircles will meet Tuesday. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at3 85-5184.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries Church is at 200 Lark Ave.,Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Home Bible Study series continu es on Evil Spirits. On Sunday the summer sermon s eries on Battlegroundwill continue. Battle plans and wartime strategies were important if Israelw as going to triumph over her enemies.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday will be What People are Saying!with S cripture from II Samuel 6:12-23. Continued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 7, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.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.T he Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bringa dish to pass.Church Vegetable G arden 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 past the four-way stop sign. 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 (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m.;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon 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, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;3864900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). 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.and9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship: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), AvonPark, 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. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.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, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School 10:10-10:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. 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, W eb 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 Road 17, Sebring;385-2438.Worship Services:9:15 a.m.Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m.Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. 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.salvationarmys ebring.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 the second and fourth Friday of th e month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist 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 o f Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP The service will include Robert Whitman singing a special. The church is at 2705 A lternate Route 17 South (behind Publix ber is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Jerry R. McCauley will preach at the New SongC ontemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject of Questions About The Second Coming of Christ with Scriptures from theB ook of Revelation and I Thessalonians Chapter 4. T he Worship Band will lead the service. Rev. John Bryant of Punta G orda will preach at the Heritage Worship Service a nd the Celebration Service. Pastor Claude Burnett will lead the choir anthem. The Lake Placid Health Care Service will be lead by Rev. Jerry McCauley. Prayer meeting in the chapel at 6 p .m. Mens Prayer meeting W ednesday mornings at the Mens Bible classroom. The church is at 500 Kent A ve. For information,call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday m orning Bible lesson, Steadfast Confidence,is taken from Hebrews 11 and Psalm 46. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening worship services.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday morning,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Reflecting on Faith. Biblical reference is from James 2:14-17. Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This S unday,the church will celebrate the arrival of its new pastor,David Smalley,with a Bread and Cup Communion. S unday school will be s tudying Gods Covenant with Israel,looking at the S cripture from Exodus 20. Call 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. C lyde Weavers sermon is Sins and Penalties. Memorial for Floyd Baker will be held at 3 p.m. S unday at the church.T he Church of the Way EFCASEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum willp reach The New Testament O rdinance of the Lords Supperthis Sunday morning. Monday will be TheN ight of Prophecy at H omers Restaurant. The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; t he pastors cell is 273-3674. www.thechurchoftheway.org. Continued from page 8B R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes relig ion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridasp aper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to edit or@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For i nformation,call 385-6155,ext. 516. RELIGION Associated PressM ANAMA,Bahrain The building of the largest Roman Catholic church in the Gulf was supposed to be a chance for the tiny islandk ingdom of Bahrain to showcase its traditions of religious tolerance in a conservative Muslim region where churches largely operate under heavy limita-t ions. Instead,the planned c hurch intended to be the main center for Catholics in the region h as turned into another point of tension in a count ry already being pulled apart by sectarian battles between its Sunni and Shiite Muslim communities. Hardline Sunni clerics h ave strongly opposed the construction of the church complex,in a rare open challenge of the countrys Sunni king. M ore than 70 clerics signed a petition last week saying it was forbidden to build churches in the Arabian Peninsula,the birthplace of Islam. O ne prominent cleric, Sheik Adel Hassan alH amad,proclaimed in a sermon during Friday prayers last month,thatt here was no justification for building further churche s in Bahrain,adding,anyone who believes that a church is a true place of Plan for Catholic church makes waves in Bahrain See PLAN,page 10B


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, September 7, 2012www.newssun.com Fourth annual AP Day of Prayer features a Celebration of LifeA VON PARK The Avon Park City-wide of Day of Prayer will feature a Celebration of Life with a time of remembrance for those persons who have passed away within the past year or so.Family,friends and col-l eagues of the loved ones will be asked to come to the altar and speak their names. Members of the congregation will be given the opportunity to come forward,offering comfort and love to the grieving. By proclamation of the city council,the Day of Prayer is set for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.It will be at the AP Holiness Camp conference center,the Tabernacle,directly across from Walmart on U.S. 27 N.Everyone is welcome. Community pastors are asked to observe Sept. 16 as a day of prayer in their congregation.St. Francis church offers ALPHA courseLAKE PLACID St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will offer the ALPHA course once again,with dinner,starting Monday. This 12-week practical study on the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions like:Who is Jesus Christ? Why did he die? Why and how should I read the Bible? And Who is the Holy Spirit? Eachs ession begins with an informal dinner,followed by a video presentation and ends with small-group discussion and interaction. Alpha began in London and is now held in thousands of churches of all denominations around the world. Join the thousands who have found answers to their questions about life and God and how they relate. The course and dinner are free. To learn about the course and to make a reservation, call the church office at 465-0051. The course is for everyone Christians looking for answers,non-Christians looking for answers and lapsed Christians looking for answers.Prime Timers meetLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid,119 E. Royal Palm St.,will host a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish to share and a friend. Speakers will discuss the Home Depot Fall Flower Expo. During World War II,a m an named Oscar,along with his platoon,was ordered to move forward,dig in and stay put. Later,intelligence revealed that the areai n which they had dug in was to come under an artillery attack,so orders were sent to pull back. Somehow,that order did n ot reach Oscar. I was asleep in my foxhole when the first shell exploded,he recalled,And then all hell broke loose,with shells landing and exploding every-w here. He had been taught that r arely do two shells hit the same spot,so he dived headlong into the nearest shellh ole,covered his head as best as he could and prayed, God,if you get me out of this,I will serve you for the rest of my life.Some time after the shelling stopped, Oscar was found face downi n that shell hole,still alive and still praying. I f the story ended here, with Oscar surviving,it would be amazing enough,b ut upon further examination,what Oscar and his b uddies found was absolutely miraculous. All around me,out to a bout 50 or 60 feet,there were unexploded shells,any one of which,had it explode d,would have killed me, he recalled. Beyond that circ le was complete destruction. In that war,many Jews were forced to work in German arms manufacturingp lants,some of which belonged to a man named Schindler,the same man about whom Schindlers Listwas written. In these plants,many artillery shells and bombs were assembled w ithout detonators,which caused them to fall harmlessly from the sky without exploding. Now I cant say that the unexploded shellst hat fell around Oscar were from Schindlers plants. It really doesnt matter, because somehow God had managed to sort the live ones out and keep them awayf rom Oscar. The sabotage done by S chindler and his people put them in constant danger of being discovered and killed,b ut they considered the risk worth taking to save some o ne else from the Nazis. Who knows how that war would have turned out,or how many thousands more would have died,if they hadd eveloped a them and us attitude to save themselves? W hen they were keeping Nazi planes from shooting down our bombers,the coloro f the pilots in the fighter escorts did not matter. The r eligion of the man in the next foxhole did not matter. The nationality of the mena nd women in our shipyards and factories did not matter. They were all in it together. I n that war,the factory workers in America,the hund reds of thousands of Americans who fought and died,the ship builders,the underground in Europe and the families who lost lovedo nes all developed a W attitude. They were a team,a family,and they won. Where that kind of attitude prevails, everyone always wins. In America today,we need to develop that same attitude. Labor and management must stop working selfishly a gainst one another and stop being us and them. Patients and caregivers in hospitals and nursing homes must work together as a team for the benefit of e veryone. Politicians must cease being Democrats and Republicans and start being Americans. America does not need African Americans,Italian Americans,Irish Americans,A sian Americans,Native Americans or immigrant Americans. We dont need b lack Americans,white A mericans,yellow or red A mericans. Weneed A mericans,period. We can only prosper as a nation if we stop allowing o urselves to be divided by these name tags. Americaw ill continue to be strong o nly to the extent that we all realize this. Our nation is in dire need of men and women of every nationality,color and creed to stop being anything but A mericans and to start acting in the best interest of theU nited States. I seriously q uestion the patriotism of those politicians who play us against one another using race,color or creed in order t o get re-elected. We are the United States of America. W e are one nation under God. W e are family. We are Americans. M ay God Bless America. Chaplain Fred Jeans is chaplain a t Kenilworth Care & Rehabilitation Center. We can if I will RELIGION Guest Column Fred Jeans Snapshots worship is someone who has broken in their faith in God. In response,the government ordered him transferred out of his mosque,located in the elite district of Riffa, where many members of the royal family live and the king has several palaces. But the transfer order touched off a wave of protests by the clerics supporters on social media sites and by Sunni-led political blocs. Finally,the government was forced last week to cancel the order. The uproar reflects the widening influence and confidence of hardline Sunni groups,who have been a key support for the monarchy as it faces a wave of protests led by Shiites demanding greater political rights. Shiites account for about 70 percent of Bahrains population of just over half a million people,but claim they face widespread discrimination and lack opportunities granted to the Sunni minority. The monarchy has also has relied heavily on help from ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, which last year sent troops to help crush protests. More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds detained in nearly 19 months of unrest in the strategic island kingdom,which is home to the U.S. Navys 5th Fleet. Bahrains rulers have promised some reforms and urged dialogue to ease the crisis. Instead,positions on all sides have hardened. Many among the majority Shiites claim the Sunni monarchy is not interested in reforms that would weaken its near monopoly on power. Bahrains most senior Shiite cleric,Sheik Isa Qassim,has actively opposed the church plans,questioning why the government should donate land for a Christian site when Shiite mosques have been destroyed as part of the crackdowns. A Bahrain-based political analyst,Ali Fakhro,questioned the timing of the church project at a time when the nation is still locked in its own upheavals. What Bahrain needs is to solve it is own internal issues rather than adding more new things that could be the source of troubles,he said. The plate is already full. So far the outcry has brought no change in plans to build the church complex. Continued from page 9B Plan for church sparks controversy


C M Y K By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticFor a movie about writing, about the transporting nature of a compelling narrative and the importance of crafting something timeless and true, The Wordsis needlessly complicated. It boasts an impressive cast and some glimmers of strong performances,notably from a grizzled Jeremy Irons,whose character sets the films many stories-within-stories in motion as a young man. And it kinda-sorta explores the notions of art,fraud and the need to sleep at night. But ultimately,The Words seems more interested in melodrama than anything else. The writing-directing team of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal (who co-wrote the story for Tron:Legacand are childhood friends of star Bradley Cooper) direct for the first time here. Certainly they must be familiar with the doubts and frustrations all writers face at some time or another,the need to have your voice heard and the fear that what youre offering to the world might just plain suck. But while theve come up with a clever nugget of a premise,theve couched it in a gimmicky package that keeps us at arms length emotionally. The Wordsbegins with celebrated writer Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid reading excerpts from his latest best-selling novel (titled The Words,conveniently enough) to an enraptured crowd. Among the audience members is the beautiful grad student Daniella (Olivia Wilde),who has come to flirt with him and eventually,in a total 180,force him to face his own truth. As Clay begins to read,the film flashes to the characters in the book and their story, which is probably where the film should have started all along. Cooper plays Rory Jansen,who also happens to be a celebrated writer appearing before an enraptured crowd. What are the odds? Rory is receiving a prestigious award for his debut novel,the one that made him an instant literary sensation. Trouble is,he didnt actually write it. A flashback to a few years earlier,when his marriage to the beautiful and loving Dora (Zoe Saldanaas still new, reveals him hammering away at his laptop and struggling to find a literary agent who will take a chance on him. While in Paris on their honeymoon, though,he happened to buy an old satchel in a secondhand store. And within that satchel,a typed manuscript happened to be hidden:the story of a young man,his bride and their baby in postWorld War II France. And that typed manuscript just happened to be The Real Thing. Rory knows its wrong,but he passes off the work as his own,and voila! Hes a superstar. But wait! Irons is skulking around,an old man (whose character is literally called Old Man) hoping to talk with Rory and share his own story which we also see in tastefully lighted, sepia-toned flashbacks. (Antonio Calvache of Little Childrenand In the Bedroomis the cinematographer.) Its pretty obvious who this Old Man is,but its still a pleasure to watch him relish in regaling his tale and make this punk kid squirm. Irons also has some lovely, vulnerable moments,and as Cooper showed last year in Limitless,hes always a more interesting actor when hes distraught than when hes Being Bradley Cooper. Still,The Wordsleaves nothing to the imagination, smothering all these storylines in narration that spells out the actions were seeing or emotions we could infer for ourselves. And the characters themselves in all of these tales are total clichis:the scruffy,hungry writer in his spare Brooklyn loft; the blandly selfless and supportive wife; the wide-eyed,small-town soldier seeing the world for the first time,etc. By BOB GARVER S pecial to the News-SunSome text at the beginning of The Possessionclaims that the film is based on at rue story. I dont think its a good idea for this film to go for the true storyangle. Theres a lot of spiritual, supernatural,and seeminglyp hysically impossible action in the film. I wont bother attacking t he believability of the action,but I will point out a fallacy in the overall claim.N amely,if the events in movie were real,wouldnt w e have heard something? Wouldnt we have heard something about people int his country being flung around rooms by demonic f orces? Some will no doubt contend that the people involved in the story covered it up to protect their privacy, but then why allow thism ovie to be made? And why would they allow the movie t o be the lame Exorcist knockoff that it is? Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars a s Clyde Brenek,divorced father of Hannah (Madison D avenport) and Emily (Natasha Calis girls on weekends while t heir mother (Kyra Sedgwick) looks on disapprovingly. Clyde is no deadbeat dad,but its implied that he put his career as ab asketball coach ahead of family,a decision he now regrets. Still,hes apparently doing pretty well in his career because he justb ought a nice new home in the suburbs. He takes the g irls to a yard sale to get some household items,andE mily takes a liking to a box with mysterious Hebrew markings a box that horribly injured its previous owner. T hings slowly start to change in Emily. She goes into trances,insults people, has violent outbursts,attracts giant moths,talks in a voice t hat isnt hers,rolls her pupils back into her head, a nd nearly chokes on fingers inside her body. Clyde senses that theres somethings eriously wrong,but everybody else just blames the d ivorce and more specifically they blame him. He suspects it has something do w ith the box,so he does some research,consults with a professor and some rabbis, and it seems hes got a demon on his hands and itw ont be long before it completely takes over his daughters body. Emilys only hope now is an exorcism. For some reason,the d emon goes pretty easy on Clydes family and severely p unishes those outside of it. Sure it gives Emily a torso-a che,but there isnt a lot of harm done to the family besides some cuts,lumps, and hurt feelings. Even the startling puncture woundf oolishly given away in the trailers doesnt seem to be long-lasting. Its the minor characters who arent so lucky. The demon hurts them w ith involuntary contortions, involuntary eye surgery,andi nvoluntary dentistry. Our demon is evidently very versatile in involuntary medical procedures. Youd think the demon would try to go afteri ts toughest threat in Clyde, but no. If its just the family members in the scene and its not the climactic exorcism,the demon probably w ont do anything scarier than make Emily act creepy o r cause you jump for no good reason. The Possessiondoesnt h ave a lot of interesting tricks up its sleeve. Demon p ossession movies are a dime a dozen these days and they all look bad when comp ared to the big one. The nicest thing I can say about the film is that it has particularly likeable characters played by decent actors. T his isnt the kind of horror movie where you just wait indifferently for bodies to pile up. I wanted the demon to leave the nice peo-p le alone and go bother those jerk bike messengers i n Premium Rushin the next theater. TheP ossessionis a forgettable horror movie opening two months too early for Halloween,probably because it was too scared toc ompete with better horror movies. C ontact Bob Garver at rrg251@nyu.edu/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 7, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 9/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 1 1 8 8 Dear Abby: Last night at a restaurant,my hus-b and and I were surprised to see a male server wearing a blond wig and full makeup. Iw as,to say the least,shocked and very glad we had-n t brought the children, ages 11 and 14,with us. How do you explain some-t hing like that to an 11year-old? The 14-year-old w ould be able to get it. What kind of policies are in place for restaurants inc ases like this? What if customers are offended? Could I request a different server or just leave? Your comments would be appreciated. Taken Aback in C alifornia Dear Taken Aback: In C alifornia,people have the legal right to dress in a style not typical of theirg ender without fear of discrimination or retaliation. T hat right is protected by state law. If customers find it offensive,they can either r equest a different server or take their business elsewhere. Presumably,the customer would pay for food that had already been pre-p ared. Because children today grow up quickly and are less sheltered than in past decades,I recommend youe xplain to your 11-year-old that not all people are alike, a nd the importance of treating others with respect. Itsc alled REALITY. Dear Abby: My boyfriend,Shane,and I have been together moret han a year. My problem lies in child support issues. Im a college student and full-time employee at a major company. I make ap retty good living considering my age. Shane is an electrician,and half of every paycheck he earns is going to his childs mother. I understand the money is being given to support the child,but every time we see him,the kid says his mommy is broke. Because my boyfriends check is half gone by the time he brings it home,I must pick up the slack regarding the bills. Shane helps out any way he can, but its never enough,so I have to step in. I love him,he treats me like a queen and I have yet to have a major problem with him.B ut its the money situation. I feel a little guilty for f eeling this way.What do I do in this situation? Please help. Feeling Guilty in Colorado D ear Feeling Guilty: Stop feeling guilty. Your feelings are natural consid-e ring that Shane isnt carrying his half of the load he s hares with you financially. Talk to him about the way the inequity is making you feel because if you dont, your resentment will onlyg row. He may need to find a second job so you have to step inless often. The alternative is to accept that the present will also bey our future. D ear Abby: I have a pet peeve people who make a big production out of y awning. Its not enough to just yawn quietly. Noooo, they have to open wide,not cover their mouth and moan loudly. It annoys the hecko ut of me and Im not sure its appropriate to say anything. People who do this seem to have several yawns ins uccession and want to make sure everyone notices. A ny suggestions other than to grin and bear it? Seeking Quiet in Georgia Dear Seeking Quiet: Yes. If its happening socially say,I can seey oure getting tired,so maybe its time to end this visit. If its happening at work, suggest the person take ab reak and go outside for some fresh air. Write Dear Abby at w ww.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 Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Waiters use of makeup shocks surprised diner DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Movie Review The Possession Rating: PG-13 (mature thematic material involving violence, disturbing sequences)R unning time: 92 minutes R eview: (of 5 The Possession doesnt offer memorable horror MCT Tzadok (Matisyahu, left), Em (Natasha Calis, center), Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, back) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick, right The Words is both clichid and complicated Movie Review The Words Rating: PG-13 (brief languague) Running time: 97 minutes Review: (of 4


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, September 7, 2012 Q : What is West Nile virus? A:It is an infectious germ that can be spread by many different types of mosquitoes.Q: How big of a deal is it? A:U.S. health officials call it an epidemic that is on track to be as bad as it was in 2002,when 4,156 people were infected and 284 people died in the United States.Q: Who is at risk of WNV? A:Senior adults,infants or anyone with a compromised immune system are at greatest risk for contracting WNV. People who work outside also are at greater risk due to the increased exposure to mosquitoes.Q: Is there a peak time of infection? A:Yes,from midsummer to September in northern climates,and as much as year-round in warmer climates. Mosquitoes may continue to infect people as long as temperatures remain above 50 degrees at night.Q: How is it spread? A:An infected female mosquito bites you. The virus also can be transmitted by blood,but blood centers screen for it.Q: Does weather or rain have any effecton the spread of WNV? A:Experts say that although such questions are difficult to answer, warm weather usually helps mosquitoes breed. States hit hard this year by drought and scorching temperatures also have been besieged by mosquitoes.Q: How long does it take for WNV symptoms to set in? A:Generally,WNV symptoms become present from three to 14 days after being bitten.Q: What are the symptoms of West Nile? A:Typically,a person has an unexplained fever particularly in the summer and early fall along with abdominal pain,diarrhea,fever, headache,lack of appetite,muscle aches,nausea,sore throat,swollen lymph nodes and vomiting,which may last from three to six days. Roughly 50 percent report a rash. In severe,neuroinvasivforms of WNV,an estimated 4 percent to 18 percent die mostl y those who are older or suffering f rom other illnesses. In neuroinvasive cases of of WNV,a persons symptoms can include confusion,inability to think clearly,muscle weakness,stiff neck, weakness in one arm or leg,loss of consciousness,coma and possible death. These severe symptoms can be related to encephalitis inflammation of the brain or of tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord which can lead to brain damage or death,according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.Q: What should you do if you suspect WNV? A:Individuals whove been in contact with mosquitoes and are experiencing any of the symptoms are advised to seek a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek advice from their physician if they develop symptoms. The risks of WNV to a fetus and breastfeeding infants are still being evaluated.Q: How long do symptoms last? A:Mild symptoms fevers and aches may last a few weeks. Individuals with more severe symptoms may need more time to recover and some neurological effects may be permanent.Q: Does everyone get sick? A:N o. Only one in 20 people who is bitten by an infected mosquito will develop symptoms.Q: How is it diagnosed? A:Doctors conduct blood work to find certain antigens that are signs of the disease. They also may perform other procedures,including a computed tomography (CT scan,and a lumbar puncture,also called a spinal tap,to check the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord.Q: How is it treated? A:There is no specific treatment. Antibiotics do not fight viral infections,only bacterial ones. Symptoms are treated individually.Q: Is there a vaccine? A:No,not for humans. There is one for horses. State agricultural experts say the fact that only one unvaccinated horse in Michigan this year has contracted West Nile disease is evidence that many horse owners vaccinated their animals. Patricia Anstett,Detroit Free Press Symptoms Reducing risksT he best way to reduce the risk of West Nile virus is to eliminate mosquitoes or make them less likely to bite you. Here are some suggestions: Get rid of any standing water around your home. M osquitoes breed in it. Turn o ver wading pools,wheelbarrows,flowerpots,toys and anything that collects water. Discarded tires are common breeding grounds. Drain and refill birdbaths often. Unclog roof gutters. Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers so they can drain. Treat ornamental ponds with larvicide from hardware stores,or stock them with mosquito-eating fish. Repair holes in window screens. Dont spend too much time outdoors during prime mosquito hours,around dusk and dawn. Wear long-sleeved,loosefitting clothing outdoors to keep mosquitoes from biting you. Use bug repellent with DEET (sometimes listed on product labels as N-N-diethylmeta-toluamide). When properly used,it is safe. Children should use repellent with no more than 10 percent DEET. Studies show the ideal percent of DEET for adults is about 35 percent. Dont spray repellent in enclosed areas and dont spray it on faces:Spray the repellent on hands and then apply to the face. The amount of DEET corresponds to how long the repellent lasts. A spray with 7 percent DEET lasts about 21/2hours unless a person sweats a lot. A spray with 15 percent DEET lasts about four hours. A spray with 28 percent DEET lasts about six hours. Cover baby carriages with mosquito netting. Avoid wearing perfumes and colognes when outdoors for long periods. They draw insects. Despite the rising death and illness count,you probably wont get sick from West Nile even if you are exposed to the virus. Of people infected with the WNV,only one in five feels mild symptoms. Four out of five people dont know they were infected,and the virus is out of their blood stream in about a week. The symptoms of the milder infection,called West Nile fever or Non-NeuroinvasiveWest Nile disease,may include fever, headache and body aches, s wollen lymph glands and a skin rash on the trunk of the body. About one in every 150 people infected with the West Nile virus will develop the more severe form of the disease called West Nile encephalitis or meningitis, also referred to as Neuroinvasive West Nile disease. Symptoms include headache, high fever,neck stiffness,stupor, disorientation,coma,tremors, convulsions,muscle weakness and paralysis. West Nile tends to strike people in their 50s or older and those with compromised immune systems. People typically develop symptoms between three and 14 days after they are bitten by the i nfected mosquito. MCT The Centers for Disease Control:http://www.cdc.gov/ ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm The U.S. Geological Surves West Nile maps: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/ wnv_us_human.html The American Mosquito Control Association:http://www. mosquito.org West Nile virus isnt big so tiny that 25,000 could fit on the head of a pin but it has left monster-sized footprints on the American landscape, thanks to that pesky little mosquitoPETER KOHAMA/MCTu man cases of West Nile virus (WNV a re on the rise. A ccording to the Centers for D isease Control and Prevention (CDC illness from WNV is a seasonal epidemic flaring up in the summer months going i nto the fall,generally lasting from July through September.For warmer areas with m ild winters,the threat can be year-round. As of Aug.28,1,590 cases of human WNV infections,including 65 deaths,have been r eported for 2012,compared to 712 cases reported in 2011. According to the CDC,the highest number of human cases has been reported in Texas. The virus is spread from infected blood feedi ng arthropods,most commonly,mosquitoes,but c an include sand flies,no-see-ums(ceratopogonids) and ticks.These insects can become infecte d from feeding on infected birds,and the dise ase spreads when they bite to feed on humans or other animals. At this time,there are no preventive medications for humans.WNV cannot be treated by a drug regimen,as it is not a bacteria to be treate d by an antibiotic. H owever,medical treatment in a health care facility can help reduce the disease symptoms and complications. Anna Lamy,Hernando Today,Brooksville YearNeuroinvasive NonNeuroinvasiveTotal Cases* Deaths Cases Cases 2012** 889 701 1,590 65 2011 486 226 712 43 2010 629 392 1,021 57 2009 373 347720 32 2008 687 6691,356 44 2007 1,217 2,4133,630 124 2006 1,4592,8104,269177 2005 1,2941,7063,000119 2004 1,142 1,3972,539 100 2003 2,8666,9969,862264 2002 2,946 1,2104,156 284 2001 64266 10 2000 19221 2 1999 59362 7WEST NILE CASES IN THE U.S. BY YEARSOURCE:CDC *INCLUDES CONFIRMED AND PROBABLE CASES,**AS OF AUG.28 Mosquito facts Most mosquitoes dont c arry any disease. There are about 2,500 species of mosquitoes,and about 200 types are found in the United States. Of those 200,about 20 are bridge vectors,mosquitoes that bite both birds and humans and can help t ransfer a disease from the wild bird population into people. Only the female mosquito bites people and animals. Her blood mealis not for food but to help her lay eggs. The blood triggers activity in the females ovaries. After a few days,the mosquito lays her eggs as many as 450. A female mosquito finds a victim by using thousands of hairs on her antenna to sense heat,carbon dioxide,body movement and moisture. When the female mosquito bites,her saliva leaves an anesthetic and anti-coagulant,which causes itchy welts. A female mosquito will drink two to three times her own weight in blood,continuing until stretch receptors in her stomach signal she is full. Mosquito means little flyand is of Portuguese or Spanish origin. Mosquitoes spread malaria from person to person,without any other animal in between. Even though malaria has been virtually eradicated in the industrialized world,it still kills more than 1 million people a year. The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits both dengue fever,often called breakbone fever,and yellow fever.The U.S. government tried to eradicate it from the nation in the 1960s,but it is back and has spread throughout much of the country. Dengue fever is on the rise worldwide and occasionally shows up in Florida. Dengue fever is fatal in about 5 percent of cases. Yellow fever kills more than 30,000 people annually, worldwide. Four different encephalitis viruses that are spread by mosquito Eastern Equine encephalitis,Western Equine encephalitis,La Crosse encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis have struck more than 7,700 Americans in sporadic outbreaks since 1964. Experts worry that other mosquito-borne diseases will make their way to the United States. At the top of the list are Japanese encephalitis,Rift Valley fever and Ross River fever. WNV PerspectiveThe mosquito-borne virus has altered how some people think about going outside. The virus has not only sickened humans but also horses,squirrels and especially birds. F ar worse diseases have struck America and other countries. The c ommon flu kills hundreds of times more people each year in the United States. Malarias annual death toll worldwide regularly stretches past a million. Whats different is the speed a nd spread of West Nile,an African disease. Before 1999, W est Nile was a geographic term, not an illness. The virus had spread through the Middle East and even parts of Europe,but it had not been seen in either North or South America. New York City saw West Nile first. Then it slowly spread across t he rest of the nation. With increased world trade and travel,other now-exotic diseases will travel the deadly path of West Nile through America, said Dr. Anthony Fauci,director of the National Institute of A llergy and Infectious Diseases. There will continue to be emerging and re-emerging microbes,he said. Thats the nature of the microbial world. Seth Borenstein, M cClatchy N ewspapersSOURCES:AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION, LOUISIANA PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE, FLORIDA MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY AND MOSQUITO:THE STORY OF MANS DEADLIEST FOE. More info