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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK One of the main reasons the city wants to add definitions of farm workers and farm worker housing to the citys Land Development Code,city services administrator Maria Sutherland told the News-Sun,is because the code has definitions for neither. Definitions are very,very important in the table of land uses, Sutherland said. NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 117 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 89 72C omplete Forecast PAGE 6A Partly sunny with a T-storm or two F orecast Question: Should YouTube remove the Innocence of Muslims trailer that is causing the violent protests worldwide? Next question: Do you agree with the move to eliminate federal assistance with the funding of political conventions? w ww.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Kim Barton Age 38, of Avon Park Carolyn Madison Age 75, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 38.9% No 61.1% Total votes: 113 Business10B Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B 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 Rivalry showdownS treaks topple Lake Placid t o avenge earlier loss SPORTS, 1BFamily fire safetyH ome fires kill an average o f 7 people every day LIVING, 12BBe ready to eatP ig Out planned S aturday in Avon Park PAGE2 A Parker Sutherland By CHRISTOPHERTUFFLEY c email@example.comA VON PARK At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday,a single individual,armed with a handgun, r obbed the Highlands Independent B ank at 400 U. S. 27 North. No one w as injured. The suspect escaped the building and is being sought. He is described as a black male w ith a light complexion,in his early 20s,5 feet 8 inches tall,and1 60 pounds. He reportedly has pitted skin that may be acne scars, according to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. He is said to have AP bank robbed at gunpoint Courtesy photo A young black male with light c omplexion is being sought in the W ednesday afternoon robbery of Highlands Independent Bank in Avon Park. Courtesy photo (From left) AlJoe Hinson, NAACP; Maurice Wilson, NAACP; Charlie Brown Freedom Fund Award recipient; Rev. Robert Walker. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Three young men,one from each city,received special awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Saturday night. The occasion was the annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner,held at the Elks Lodge in Lake Placid. Charlie Brown from Avon Park,Anthony Powell from Sebring,and Isiah Williams from Lake Placid were recognized for their academic excellence and community involvement. All three are now freshmen in college,where,AlJoe Hinson,president of the local NAACP chapter,says they continue to excel. Brown attends the University of Florida; Powell is at Miles College in Birmingham,Ala.; NAACP honors 3 young men See NAACP,page 5A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Alicia Jetton, with her twins Carter, left, and Hayden. The children, born a few months after their father wask illed in combat in Afghanistan, recently marked their first birthday. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.com SEBRING One huge birthday party and just over a dozen teeth later,Alicia Jetton and her twin babies Hayden and Carter are moving through the year with grace and growth. s been a busy and quick year,Jetton said. Jetton was thrown in the public eye last summer after the death of her husband,21-year-old Army PFC Joshua Jetton,in combat in Afghanistan. At the time of Jettons death and burial,Alicia was several months pregnant with the couples first children. Born on Aug. 15,2011,the twins were a welcomed blessing to Alicia and the family. e had a really big party for them last month, Jetton said. There was about 65 people there. The first birthday party was a bittersweet moment. The two walking toddlers provide plenty of action and things to do for Jetton and she has learned to just go with the flow. ime management and lack of sleep are the things Ive A bittersweet year Jetton twins celebrate first birthday I keep a picture of him in their room between their beds. Every night they say good night to him and kiss him.ALICIAJETTON Joshua Jetton S ee BANK,page 5A See JETTON,page 8A Sutherland: AP code in need of definitions Farm worker, farm worker housing not currently delineated See FARM,page 3A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Former Avon Park p olice officer James Parker III was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse on Wednesday. Parker was sentenced to 30 years on each count,the sentences to run c oncurrently. After five hours of deliberation, t he jury decided that Parkers actions on March 28,2009 caused the multiple skull fractures that resulted in the death of 20-monthold Kaedyn Short. Kaedyn died on May 27 of that year after being t aken off life support. Before the jury got the case on W ednesday,Parker,36,spoke to jurors and the full courtroom about h is account of what happened to Parker guilty of both charges Jury says former cop killed 20-month-old girl S ee PARKER,page 8A
C M Y K P aul Sears of Apache Junction,Ariz.,lost his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Niall Coti-Sears,in Afghanistan on June 23. A late-night phonec onversation I had with the grieving father is haunting in i ts resonance,as it offered a glimpse into how the war in Afghanistan continues toa ffect so many. s been a complete blur, S ears said about the painful weeks since his son was killed. To me,it just happ ened yesterday." To many military families, Afghanistan is a war that dictates nearly every moment of their lives. But to manyp oliticians,Afghanistan is a war of a bygone era, launched by a previous president after the attacks of Sept. 11,2001. With thousands ofb rave Americans still serving, sacrificing,and suffering in A fghanistan,many of our nations leaders and would-bel eaders are often silent. While some political strategists justify President Barack Obama,former Massachusetts Gov. MittR omney and other candidates declining to frequently address Afghanistan because the war is unpopular in current polls,I ask whether pastl eaders like Presidents John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan would have shied away from frank discussions about such a crucial issue. I am not a historian or political scientist. But the thought of Kennedy or Reagan putting popularity ahead of patriotism is almost ridiculous. Yes,anyone can scour the Internet and find quotes from Obama and Romney about Afghanistan. The president made honoring our troops a part of his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.,while his Republican challenger spoke about the military's heroism during a Sept. 11 speech in Reno, Nev. But anyone paying even casual attention to the 2012 election cycle knows Afghanistan is mostly invisible on the campaign trail. Thousands of U.S. troops are fighting in mountains,deserts and remote forward-operating bases,yet their sacrifices are rarely highlighted by their next commander-in-chief. Christy Meador of Columbia,S.C.,lost her husband,Army National Guard Sgt. John David Meador II, on June 20 in Afghanistan when he was killed alongside two fellow soldiers. He died one week before their daughter's first birthday. There are so many people out there,even good friends of mine,saying,I cant believe he left you and that baby,Christy told The Unknown Soldiers. I say,ou dont understand. Its something he wanted to do. Some volunteer warriors return home with physical a nd emotional scars. Yet when I met wounded Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills in May at the Walter Reed National Military MedicalC enter,the soldier expressed more concern for troops still in harm's way than sorrow over his devastating injuries. His unselfish attitude wasr emarkable,especially considering that Staff Sgt. Mills l ost both his arms and legs in Afghanistan. He worries about (his fellow soldiers) constantly,the wounded warriors wife, Kelsey Mills,said in May. He makes me message themd aily to make sure there safe. The stories of heroes like Lance Cpl. Niall Coti-Sears, Sgt. John David Meador II,a nd Staff Sgt. Travis Mills are being all but ignored during the 2012 presidential campaign,as is the war their b rothers and sisters in arms still fight. Yes,there are other issues at home and abroad that also command our attention. But the most solemnd uty of any president is the decision to send our military t o war. Last summer,I looked into the eyes of the 44th presidentd uring a solemn event and saw a man who cares deeply a bout the sacrifices of our troops. While I have never seen his election opponent up c lose,I have no doubt that he is also a man of compassion. Despite being honorable men,both politicians,along with many Beltway insidersa nd pundits,lack the courage to make the war in Afghanistan part of our daily national consciousness. Therefore,it is up to us toc hallenge our national leaders to frequently remind A mericans that our nation is still at war. Poor is the country that has no heroes,but beggared is the country that having them,forgets,goes an old, anonymous quote. Neverh ave those words been more relevant. T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the C reators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. 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Marines conducted the patrol to disrupt the flow of lethal and illicit aid by the enemy in the area. The courage to lead Wine Family Singers come to Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID The Wine Family Singers will minister in music and song Sunday at the LeisureL akes Baptist Church. Making their third annual appearance at Leisure Lakes,The Wine Family, from Lake Wales,has been delighting churches all over with their uplifting old-fashioned songs of praise and faith. Their country gospel style is enjoyed by all ages. Following the morning service,all are invited to stay for dinner on the groundsin the church fellowship hall. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller,turning north on Wildflower. For further information contact the church office at 699-0671.Volunteers needed on National Public Lands DayIn celebration of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 29,the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Ridge Rangers Program is looking for volunteers to help clear invasive plants from five spots along the Lake Wales Ridge. Those volunteering will receive a free pass to any state park and a free pass to Bok Tower Gardens (exceptions apply as noted on the passes). Removal of invasive plants on Saturday,Sept. 29 is from 9 a.m. to noon at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales,The Nature Conservancs Tiger Creek Preserve near Babson Park, Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring and Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid. At Hilochee Wildlife Management Area in Clermont,volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. Invasive plants tend to crowd out native plants that provide high quality food and cover for wildlife,said Bill Parken, FWC Ridge Rangers coordinator. Your aid in removing these harmful plants helps ensure the health of the unique ecosystem,which exists nowhere else on Earth except the Lake Wales Ridge. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient sand ridge that runs from north of Clermont,south beyond Lake Placid and was once the only part of peninsular Florida not covered by oceans. Due to this ancient islands isolation,the ridge developed a unique ecosystem of plants and wildlife that survives to this day. Ridge Rangers are FWC volunteers who work with a number of conservation agencies and nongovernment organizations on and near the Lake Wales Ridge to help restore wildlife habitat. To sign up for National Public Lands Day events on the Lake Wales Ridge, or for more information about Ridge Rangers,go to MyFWC.com/RidgeRanger s or contact Parken by email at Bill.Parken@MyFWC.com or call 699-3742.SFSC MOFAC Docent meetingAVON PARK Do you love the visual arts? Do you have an interest in S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK In a new effort to hold more activities in the downtown Avon Park area,the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce andt he Avon Park Champions Club have found a lot of helping hands. From theM ain Street CRA,the city council,Public Works,local businesses and the local cit-i zens,everyone has pitched in to make this Saturdays e vent a great one. This Saturday,the two entities are hosting Pig Outo n Main Street,Family Fun BBQ from 2-7 p.m. in in f ront of the Hotel Jacaranda. This effort is a community push to have more events and activities for families. The eventb egins with music by the Dressel Band at 2 p.m. and t hen at 4:30 p.m. the Ransom Band takes the stage. A t 4 p.m. there will be a Corn Hole Challenge for t wo man teams. It is only $20 to enter the Corn Hole Challenge and the first p lace prize is $100,as well as second and third place prizes. Homemade Creations will be supplying the jumph ouses,which will be bouncing for the kids all day long. The barbecue dinners will be available for $10e ach and include a mound of pulled pork,role,slaw, beans and sweet tea. This event is a communit y effort with many different supporters coming together to make it a success. Winn Dixie is the primary supporter,donatingn early all of the food products,as well as Jeff Williams donating his tractor trailers to use as a portable stage. When permission was g ranted for the chamber to close the roads,even the F DOT expressed support by telling all to have fun and make sure we overeat,saidL aura Wade,chamber president. T he Avon Park City Council gave the green light for this event and expressed interest in having more events like this one. Genpakh as graciously donated the Styrofoam containers for t he dinners and a many volunteers are donating their time to raise money for thel ocal student athletes and local businesses. This is an example of how our community can come together in a positivew ay to support each other. I feel blessed to live and work in Avon Park. There is a lways someone there to help when help is needed. T here is also a community spirit to want great things to happen downtown and I am pleased the chamber has the opportunity to be a part ofi t,Wade said. For any questions on Pig Out on Main Street,call the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce at 453-3350. Feel free to Pig Out in AP on Saturday COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.email@example.comSEBRING A quest ion was asked at the Lake Jackson meeting Monday about the changes in laks name over time. No one there had information. Thanks to Carole Goad o f the Sebring Historical Society,here is the a nswer. In the 1880s the laks first known name wasL ake Hare. Then,in 1912,the year t he city was officially founded,the name was changed to Lake Jackson not in honor of President AndrewJ ackson,as might be guessed,but to recognize t he chief surveyor who mapped the lake in 1858. Rex Beach was a succ essful,nationally known author,mostly of advent ure stories for boys. He was an active and generous citizen who lived onL ake Jackson,which is why he was honored in 1941 by having the lake r enamed Rex Beach Lake. The name,however, n ever caught on. So many people persisted in calling it Lake Jackson over the years that in 1957 the name was changed back. B each came to a sad end. Painfully ill with incurable cancer and a recent widower,he shot himself to death in 1947. Whats in a name? Lake Jackson has had 3 C ourtesy photo At one point, Lake Jackson was named after author Rex Beach. BBQ, music to f ill Main St.
C M Y K Everything is delineated. F or example,there are definitions for group homes and f oster care facilities; playgrounds,neighborhood parks, recreation facilities; neighbor-h ood commercial,downtown commercial,highway comm ercial,commercial parks; and mobile homes. This is giving recognition; i s more inclusive, Sutherland said. Its just putting the definitions into the law. The county actually hand les,she said,planning and zoning issues for the city. Ordinance 15-12 realigns city code to county code. The whole issue arose,Sutherlanda dded,when a property owner on Main Street planned to o pen a boarding house,spec ializing in migrant farm workers during the picking season. The problem,Sutherland said,was not to whom theo wners would be renting,but that the building is older,pred ating zoning codes,and there i s no space for cars to park. In looking to change that owners zoning to conditional use,the city decided to clarify the LDR and specify wheref arm worker housing would be allowed. It makes it a fair game for all,Sutherland said. Property owners should do due diligence and pay atten-t ion to the LDRs. The city was mimicking c hanges in Zolfo Springs. By putting farm worker housing to the fields,it is easier forf arm workers to get to work. The city is only three s quare miles,Sutherland said. There are stores all around the place. Anyone can g et to Walmart or wherever they want to eat. Wre not excluding,not denying. If anything,were creating illumination. I personally see 2006 all over again,Patricia Austin,a community activist who challenged the city when it proposed an ordinance fininga nyone doing business with illegal aliens that year. Fear is rising for many Hispanics. We dont want this to become a control issue. Itsa bout freedom of choice. A ustin understood houses had to be maintained,but said t hose kinds of issues were c overed by the city code. t separate people, s he said,adding there are s ome areas where conditions were worse than any farm w orker housing. We all have to show respect. A lot of people are affected. The city manager met with A ustin and LULAs national c ivil rights commissioner Victor Valdes on Thursday. L ULAC is an organization w orking on behalf of the Hispanic community. A repres entative from the U. S. Justice D epartment took part by telephone. T he meeting was still under way at press time. B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Twenty-three days from now,1,200 third gradersd escend on Firemens Field over the course of three days. That can mean only one thing: Ag-Venture is coming a handson learning experience that openst he world of farming and agriculture to the students. Even though the organizers and most teachers are well experienced, this being the events 13th year,d etailed pre-planning and communication remain vital to success. Timing is of the essence,lunches have to be organized,transportation arranged and students briefed on what to expect. W hich is why 64 teachers, including some from private s chools and home schooling parents,gathered at Fred Wild Elementary Schools cafeteriaW ednesday to synchronize watches, so to speak,and fill big bags with agricultural subject material designed to help teachers weave agriculture into different subject matter and show its importance toh ealth through nutrition,and its contributions to the economy. Darlene Phypers,and her daughter Daniele Daum,founded AgVenture. P hypers said,I think our FFA and 4-H Club have grown because the kids get a taste early. Phypers and Daum are still very active and very hands-on theyl ed the meeting Wednesday but they now they have a dedicated cadre of trained volunteers to help. It takes 120 volunteers a day to make the complex,interactive,mass learning experience a success. A ccording to years of student reviews,Ag-Venture is the event of y ear; something every third grader looks forward to,based on word-ofmouth alone. S tudents attend on two different paths,each leading through seven stations dedicated to a commodity o r agricultural issue. T he key is that each station has a h ands-on lesson. For example, while learning about dairy students make butter and eat it on a cracker. Each station stop lasts about 20 minutes. Phypers is always looking volunteers,this year in particular as AgVenture is coming two weeks early and winter resident volunteers have not yet returned. For a free T-shirt,a home-cooked lunch,and the reward of watching children excited to learn,call her to offer some time. People may volunteer for one day only or all three. Most volunteers work in the different stations helping the children w ith the hands-on activities. A gricultural expertise is not a requirement. No public speaking is involved. Call Phypers or Daum at 4652313. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 21, 2012Page 3A COMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, IO178508 comcast busi; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 4 8 8 9 9 C entral Security 2x2 color 0 0023501 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY S ixty-four third grade teachers, including those from private schools and home schooling parent, gather to prepare for Ag-Venture Wednesday a fternoon after school. Only 24 will be attending the event for the first time. Volunteers needed for 2012 Ag-Venture program C ontinued from page 1A Farm worker housing not currently defined under Avon Park code N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Y udith Fernandez and her husband own the building on M ain Street whose proposed boarding house triggered the c itys effort to change zoning definitions.
C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. email@example.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org V ICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org A DVERTISING Page 4ANews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012www.newssun.com T he more celebrants,the merrier the celebration. A good way to have even more fun is to join in the events like being in the marching parade,the boat parade,or the bed race. C ome join the week of parties on the Circle,at City Hall,and in L akeshore Mall. Run the Major Tommy McGuire 5K race at Highlands Hammock,or attendt he dedication of a Medal of Honor memorial in McGuires honor. G et into the spirit and put together a period costume. Take part in the time capsule celebration. C ome to a community church service at City Pier Beach and enjoy a $5 box lunch while you are there. In these days of hard times,dont miss the Blessing of the Businesses. Here at the News-Sun we decided we h ad to get into the act. We thought about entering the boat p arade,but no one had a boat. We wanted to march in the street parade,but we didnt have the numbers. T hat left the bed race. Wre building a team. Skinny people t o pile on the bed giving us an edge,and muscled guys to give us some speed (well,thats our middle-aged dream). Wre out now looking for a bed right now,a bed the owner wouldnt mind not getting back or at least forgive us if it comes back covered in tread marks. Fair warning,we intend to go fast. Wre going to put some WHEELS on that thing. We challenge you to beat us. W ll be easy to spot. The bed careening down Commerce Avenue,duvet flapping i n the breeze,will be the News-Sun. The good news is that if we can do it, anyone can. The better news is that getting ready is a big part of the fun. The best news,however,is that there i s still time to sign up. Monday,Oct. 1st is the deadline to register for either the bed race and the on-shore parade. Call Jen Brown at 655-5554 or go to www.Sebring100.com to get involved. W e dare you. Were tucking in for the bed race, unless we tucker out Se brings big birthday week is coming in a hurry. S ave the week of Oct. 15-20 for all kinds of special e vents,including much singing,dancing and eating i n the streets. Help in Keeping the PromiseE ditor: All students deserve the c hance to earn a quality higher education. That is why we applaud the FloridaL egislature,which recently allocated an additional $1 million in funding to Take S tock in Children due to its solid history of awarding s cholarships to more than 18,000 deserving lowincome students,over 80 percent of whom are the first in their family to have theo pportunity to attend college. We are pleased that the state sees the organization as a strong partner in the solution for improving education. Their support comes ont he heels of Take Stock in Children receiving national r ecognition for its outstanding results,including the prestigious Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department ofE ducation,and shining as a top program in a study by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. T ake Stock in Children offers a unique opportunity for its students with comprehensive services starting in middle school,continuing through high school and including assistance during their transition to college. With an unparalleled high school graduation rate of 92 percent with 89 percent enrolling in college,Take Stock in Children contributes to the economic viability of our communities and delivers an unmatched return on investment. High school graduates contribute 46 percent more in taxes, have longer lives with less public health dependency and are three times more likely to be employed and not dependent on government assistance. The total benefit to the state of Florida is estimated to be $300,000 per student over a lifetime. With the Florida Legislatures vote of confidence,came the understanding Take Stock in Children will enroll an additional 1,800 students. However, prior to enrolling students Take Stock in Children must first secure the funding to purchase a college scholarship for them. This is the promise Take Stock in Children makes to all its scholars. In return,each student promises to meet with their mentor once a week,maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5,and remain drug and crime free. Once the student has fulfilled the agreement,he or she is awarded a college scholarship at high school gradua-t ion. Take Stock in Children is l aunching its Keeping the Promisecampaign with the goal of raising enough funding to enroll 1,800 more students. To achieve this goal,w e need individuals and businesses to follow the lead of the Florida Legislature and rally behind our organization. Volunteering,mentor-i ng or providing resources to purchase scholarships are great ways to help us in eeping the Promise. With Take Stock in Childrens unique public and private model of funding, any contribution made is matched dollar for dollar by the state. Now is your chance to help in changing the face of education. Take Stock in Children is a vital part of the solution to improve our communities and prepare a stronger workforce for tomorrow.We give everyone making an investment in education an A+. For more information about eeping the Promise please visit www.takestockinchildren.org/donate/keepingthepromise. Emilio Alonso-Mendoza President/CEO Take Stock in ChildrenFortunate to have Fleck on ballotEditor: I strongly support the candidacy of Rebecca Fleck for the office of Superintendent of Highlands County Schools. Ms. Fleck is a brilliant and dedicated educator with outstanding credentials. Moreover,she has had invaluable experience as a classroom teacher and school principal,prior to assuming her current position as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. As a former educator in Highlands County at both the high school and college level,I know that there is simply no substitute for this kind of experience. Ms.F leck brings a depth of understanding and focus to t he innumerable challenges that teachers,administrators, students,and parents face every single day. She knows her job from the ground up. S he also has a proven record of excellence,having won honors at both the state and national level. She was named Floridas AssistantP rincipal of the Yearat Lake Placid Middle School. Later,under her leadership as principal,Lake Placid Middle School was named one of the top 100 Wired Schoolsin the United States. In addition to her other accomplishments,Rebecca Fleck was also a driving force behind the creation of the Highlands County Career Academy at South Florida State College. She serves as principal of the academy where students can earn both a high school diploma as well as a certificate in their chosen field. Ms. Fleck has the experience,knowledge,leadership, and vision to immeasurably improve the quality of education for all school children in this county. We are indeed fortunate that her name will be on the ballot for Superintendent of Highlands County schools. Anne P. Hill SebringA quandry of concealed carry permitsEditor: Drive-by shootings are a problem in Miami. In July, Miami police put out a random shooter alert. In June,a woman who was eight months pregnant was killed this way.A Miami Herald story says that surveillance cameras dont seem to be helping. There are 250 gangs with 2,000 members in Dade County,according to police. For gang members,the areai s divided into areas known as turf. This was reported by W FOR,a CBS station. Dade County leads the state in the number of concealed carry permits. Does this help? No,it plays intot he hands of the gangs. Lt. Luis Almaguer of the Miami-Dade Police says that gangs use terms of three. One drives,one holds drugsa nd a third carries one or more guns. The gang gets someone with no criminal convictions to carry the guns and that person can get a concealed carry permit. He may have arrests,just no convictions. When a gang member has a state-licensed concealed carry permit,it makes it harder for the police to prove intent to commit a crime. George Zimmerman had a concealed carry permit. He had no criminal convictions, although he had been arrested for assault on a Federal officer,an ATF agent. Also, his ex-fiance had been granted a restraining order against Zimmerman. This was reported on MSNBC. Those who are concerned about domestic violence and stalking may find it frightening that someone under a restraining order can have a concealed carry permit. Under Florida law,neither an arrest for assaulting a police officer nor being the subject of a restraining order stops a person from getting a permit. An editorial in the Toledo Blade,in Toledo, Ohio says that the sheriff doesnt know how many permit holders there are in the county. Ohio recognizes outof-state permits and Florida and Utah issue permits to non-residents. A sheriff in Ohio can never know how many Ohio citizens have a non-resident concealed carry permit. Dale L. Gillis Sebring The greenmovement h as developed from an expanding awareness that e ach individuals lifestyle choices have both a personal and a communityi mpact. The decision to modify l ifestyles and expenditures towards a more sustainable outcome is increasing ins ignificant numbers within the more affluent western populations. Technology a nd innovation have allowed us to explore g reener alternatives in every facet of our communities. The Department of Environmental Protection (Departmentws that ah ealthy environment and a healthy economy are interdependent. The green industry is a perfect example of this coexistence. Tourism and healthcare are two ofF loridas biggest economic draws,and the public d emands the greenest options necessary to protect the environment while creating jobs. South Florida has plenty o f resources to satisfy the demand for nature based tourism. Vacationers come to enjoy the natural beauty of the Everglades,ourb eaches and our award winning state parks. With so many unique nature based businesses,it is important to encourage consistency to protect those resources for public use and enjoyment. As more hotels in our community become a part of the Green Lodging Family more tourists will flock to South Florida. In addition to the vacationers,South Florida has an influx of seasonal residents requiring health care services. The industry benefits from employing green techniques in their daily operations. Green cleaning and energy efficient practices not only benefit the environment,but they are more cost effective. In an effort to assist local businesses implement green practices,the Departments South District office is hosting a Green Cleaning Expo on Sept. 27 and 28. The Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn at Town Center,a green lodging facility in Fort Myers. The Expo will be two days; the first day focusing on hotels and restaurants, and the second focusing on health care facilities, assisted living facilities and other businesses. Partnering with the Department are Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center,the Lee County Visitos and Convention Bureau,the F lorida Green Lodging Program,the Green C leaning Institute and the Florida Restaurants and Lodging Association. M ultiple vendors will be present to educate attendees about the use of their p roducts. Hotel mangers and engineers from all over S outh Florida can explore the different products for the most economical options to help their facilitiesenvironmental effi-c iency and cost reduction. National vendors new to South Florida will have the opportunity to develop business contacts and bring more jobs to the area. The Department and its p artners will hold several seminars and classes to e ducate the attendees on current green products and demonstrate the importance of using green cleaning products,the safety ofc hemical use and future staff training. Speakers will also provide information regarding the economics of goingg reen and using sustainable practices. Also,the Small Business Development Center will talk about how to start a business in a sustainable,green,economic way that will serve the target industry. In addition,the Green Clean Institute will be offering an eight-hour technician certification training for managers to work with the frontline employee on the green cleaning process. Technology has pushed the hospitality and healthcare industries towards an ecologically friendly business model the economic gains from green cleaning are measurable and real. Customer satisfaction from staying somewhere that is environmentally conscious brings more tourists to South Florida. This will create opportunities for locals to expand their existing businesses and will encourage economic growth in South Florida. Ultimately,our economy and our environment depend on the decisions we make today; more businesses involved in the green movement means communities will continue to generate revenue and jobs into the future and our environment will continue to thrive. Jon Iglehart is director of Florida Department of Environmental Protections South District Office. Green concepts in ecotourism will be economic growth Guest Column Jon Iglehart
C M Y K and Williams is at Florida S tate University. Powell was unable to attend the celebrat ion,because he was needed at school. The Elks Lodge was packed Saturday night,with approximately 200 peoplea ttending. All the candidates for local o ffice were there,Hinson said,along with some elected officials,including SebringM ayor George Hensley. The evenings theme, H inson said,was to remember the power of the vote. Guest speaker Rev. Robert S hannon,of Faith Christian Worship Center,gave an address called Your Power; Tour Decision; Vote!which was in tune with the evening.V ote,vote,vote was his message by which,of course, he meant get many people out to vote,dont vote more than once. Dont be persuaded not to vote,because by not voting y ou allow others to make decisions for you,Shannont old the audience. The evening was not only about civics,Hinson said. There was entertainment as well. The Shiloh MensC hoir,Andrea Mathis,Wings of Solomon,Wings of Faith, and Katlin Jones. Hinson said there have been changes for the better in Highlands County regarding race relations. For example, he praised tax collector Eric Zwayer for hiring minorities. They didnt used to have any blacks working in the o ffice,Hinson said. I applaud the change he made. H ighlands has become a very diverse area,Hinson added. He sees the same kinds of attitudes here that he used to see in Miami. People there were hard nosed at first,he said,ut they worked through the hidden agendas and fought against prejudice. re going to survive,Hinson said. We are America. a mole under his eye,possibly the left eye,and has long e ye lashes. He was wearing a black baseball type cap with a blueb andanna under it,a cream colored short-sleeved shirt and black pants. I t was the second local bank robbery in the past two m onths. The Heartland National Bank near Tanglewood was robbed by two armed men on Aug. 6 Anyone with information o n this crime is requested to contact the Highlands County Sheriffs Office crimi nal investigations unit at 402-7250. A nyone who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime S toppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477or www.heartlandc rimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed for anyone providing tips. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 21, 2012Page 5A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp school care; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 9 9 4 4 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone h ospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/21/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 4 9 9 4 4 KIM BARTON Kim Hardy Barton,age 38,passed away Friday, Sept. 17,2012 in Sebring,F la. She was born in Haines City,Fla. to Larry J. and Janet (Hughes. Kim was a dental assistant. She attended and graduated fromA von Park High School where she was a member of the high school softball team. She was Sophomore Sweetheart,Junior Classp resident,1991 Avon Park High School Homecoming Queen,1992 Avon Park High School Prom Queen, and Junior and VarsityC heerleader. She traveled to London her senior year as a UCA All Star Cheerleader.S he was the 1990 Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. She attended Valencia JuniorC ollege in Orlando. She had been a resident of Avon Park s ince 1984 coming from Dundee,Fla. She is survived by her c hildren,Lane,Cassidy, Montana and Bryn; parents, L arry and Janet Hardy of Avon Park,Fla.; brother, Scott Hardy (Angie Ocala,Fla.; one niece and one nephew. A memorial service will be held Friday,Sept. 21, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Millennium Church,101 Jim Rodgers Avenue,Avon Park,F la. and officiated by Pastor Jason Hughes and Pastor Tiger Gullet. Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks,5455W ilshire Blvd.,Suite 2250, Los Angeles,CA 90036 or the Union Congregational Youth Building Center,101 Jim Rodgers Ave.,AvonP ark,FL 33825. Arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-NelsonF uneral Home in Avon Park. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home A von Park,Fla. www.stephensonnelsonfh.com CAROLYN MADISON Carolyn S. Madison,75, o f Sebring,Fla.,passed away Wednesday,Sept. 12, 2 012 in Sebring. She was born Jan. 7,1937 to Robert Quin and Edith (Donnelli Smith in Vicksburg,Miss., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1978,coming f rom Meridian,Miss. She was a service representative f or the Social Security Administration and she e njoyed working in the garden. She is survived by her d aughters,Lynne Bolsover, Edie Katzenmeyer and Dian e M adison,all of Sebring; son, Chip Madison; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will b e held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22,2012 in the S tephenson-Nelson Chapel i n Sebring with Pastor Ron N orton officiating. C remation arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring,Fla. 33870 (863 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com OB ITUARIES Continued from page 1A Bank robbed in Avon Park Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo (From left) AlJoe Hinson, president of the local NAACP; Rev. Robert Shannon, the guest speaker; Miles Wilson, NAACP V.P.; Dorothy Hinson, chairperson of the organizing committee; and Rev. Robert Walker. Courtesy photo (From left) Maurice Wilson, NAACP; Isiah L. Williams,r ecipient of a Freedom Fund Award; AlJoe Hinson, N AACP, and Rev. Robert Walker at the Freedom Fund A wards dinner Saturday. NAACPhosts Freedom Fund Awards dinner Florida history,archaeology or culture? For an enriching educational experience, become a docent for South Florida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture. SFSC MOFAC will hold a docent meeting and lunch for new and returning MOFAC docents at 11:30 a.m. Friday,Sept. 28 at SFSC MOFAC,Highlands Campus. SFSC MOFAC docents greet visitors and provide an entertaining and educational aspect to the viewing experience. Docents also have the opportunity to attend training workshops,learn about exhibits and visit other regional art museums. SFSC MOFAC provides an exhibition venue for contemporary Florida regional artists and preserves Floridas history and heritage through its art. The museum also serves as a repository for the discoveries unearthed by members of the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. For more information, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator,SFSC MOFAC,at 784-7240 or by e-mail at email@example.com.Election for DSAC set for Oct. 8SEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday,Oct. 8,in the Garland Boggus Board Room,at the School Board of Highlands County,426 School St. The agenda topics for this meeting are the District Parent Involvement Plan,Federal Grants,Title VI and the 2012-2013 Election of Officers. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a District School Advisory of Council meeting,call 471-5608 three days prior to the scheduled meeting date and time.Benefit race set for motorcyclistsSEBRING There will be a benefit race for two motorcyclists injured in a February motorcycle accident. The event will be on Sunday. Friends at CarlyLynns and Nieberts have donated a generous $900 to help with medical costs but the duo still have a long way to go. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Sign up at Fred Nieberts bar at 12:30 p.m. First bike out at 1 p.m.; last bike in at 3:30 p.m. Its a short run, just four stops and they are at Warlocksclubhouse. Cost is $5 per person; cars welcome. Barbecue dinner for $5 by Dave Cumming; 50/50 and silent auction; CarlyLynns Gator Shack and Freds Bar. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 8 88-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
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C M Y K Kaedyn,the daughter of his former live-in girlfriendJ ennifer Short. Parker had stated numerous times during interrogations and interviews that Kaedyn was a clumsyc hild. The night of the incident,Short left Parker alone with Kaedyn and the two other girls in their home at 3333 Sparta Circle. S hort went to work upset and in tears,according to Assistant State attorney Steve Houchin. The couple had had an argument regarding a plannedr elocation to Las Vegas, which had become a huge p roblem in the relationship. Houchin questioned Parker about what took place in thee arly morning hours of March 29,2009. Mr. Parker,you think Kaedyn tripped and fell,but you didnt see that,Houchin said. No,Parker replied. And you didnt see the second fall? You didnt hear a ny glass breaking or anything like that? No,sir. So Kaedyn was walking back to her bed,after you c hanged her diaper,and she fell down? es,Parker replied. I h eard a fall,but it wasnt a typical thump on the carpet. It was a fall where she might h ave hit something. Such as?Houchin asked. Such as a computer or tripped over a fan,some type of object,Parker replied. Houchin accused Parker of giving varying accountsoft he incident. Other witnesses, including Jennifer Short and Highlands County Sheriffs Office detectiveTyrone Tyson,also stated that Parkers account had different variables to it. P hotos of the crime scene were taken and revealed the l iving room,bedroom and kitchen of the home. Clothes were scattered throughout the living room. On the far wall a recliner chair was positioned where Parker stated he sat with Kaedyn on numerous occasions and napped. Thel aptop that Parker stated K aedyn might have hit her head on lay on the floor to the right of the chair next to the wall. Parker testified that the laptop that was pictured int he living room near the chair was in the hallway before the p hoto was taken. Did you tell Detective T yson that you had moved that laptop?asked Houchin. No,sir,replied Parker. At any point did you tell them Oh,by the way,thel aptop is not where it was originally? No sir. But I did describe t hat where she fell at she hit t he laptop... ouve been on crime scenes before?Houchin asked Parker. Yes,sir. Would you buy anything you just said? Absolutely.P arker explained that the topic of the location change o f the laptop never came up when being questioned because he was busy re-e nacting the entire incident for the investigators. Houchinc ontinued his questioning regarding what happened after Parker said Kaedyn fellt he final time in the hallway of the home. Then you picked her up? es sir. And you took her where? At that time I took her to t he bathroom. Had she stopped screaming by then? What was shed oing? Holding her breath. d do that from time to time wouldnt she?Houchina sked. es,sir,Parker said. Houchin then began a series of more intrusive questions that Parker answered with few emotions. Mr. Parker,you want to tell us what flat,hard surface you hit her head on?H ouchin asked. Absolutely not,Parker stated. Can you explain to us w hen you took her in that bathroom why she didnt h ave any skull fractures and when she came out she did? Houchin asked. I cant tell you whether the skull fractures were there p rior to when she went in, while she was in,when she came out,or the days prior tot hat,Parker said. Houchin continued asking P arker what he knew about the injuries that Kaedyn had and how the symptoms of her injuries could have been o verlooked. Parker testified that he did not call an ambulance,911 ort ake Kaedyn to the emergency room even though she w as going limp and slipping into unconsciousness as he cradled her in the chair after exiting the bathroom with the toddler. Had I seen something different I would have called 911. If I thought her condition was an emergency,I would have,Parker said. J ennifer Short arrived a few minutes after Parker called her home. According to Shorts testimony Kaedyn was unconscious,limp and pale. She turned the lights on in the house when she (Jennifer c ame in so she saw something differently than what I saw,Parker explained. So youre telling us that you hadnt even turned the l ights on to look at Kaedyn to see what her condition was? Houchin asked. P arker stated that he sat with the child in his arms and e xamined her in the light from the television. I didnt feel it was an emergency. I didnt feel it w as anything out of the ordinary,Parker said. Houchin continued his q uestioning,insisting that Parker had struck Kaedyns h ead on the night of the incident. Parker continued to deny the accusations in a calm,composed demeanor. Defense attorney H owardene Garrett redirecte d with Parker in an attempt to show Parkers concern for the toddler at the time of the i ncident. When you grabbed Kaedyns hand when you were siting in the chair,did she grab your finger some? G arrett asked. es,maam. Did you know that she h ad a fracture at that time? No,maam,Parker said. I didnt have any idea. When Jennifer came in I still didnt understand how it could be a s erious situation. When did you fully understand?Garrett asked. When the police started showing up and said she hada skull fracture,Parker r eplied. ou knew from prior experience that if that was the case that you would be as uspect? Absolutely. Garrett continued her questioning,asking how Parker had been treated foll owing the incident. ou had a unique experience. You had been a lawe nforcement officer,you k new what it was like. Then you had been in this position where you felt accused and been accused. Based on your experience,Mr. Parker,can a nyone who has not been through it really understand w hat its like?Garrett asked. Absolutely not. Its nothing like anyone can ever imagine,Parker said. Were you concerned a bout Kaedyn?asked Garrett. Absolutely. Yes.Parker said. How did you feel about all of this? I felt that she was my d aughter. I loved her very much. Did you do anything, intentionally,that evening to h urt her? Absolutely not,Park er replied. During his closing stat ement,Houchin said,Kaedyn Short could not be here. She can not take the stand and tell you what Parker did to her t hat night. But she has spoken to you. She should have been the safest little girl in the world. Her mama was a n urse and her mamas boyfriend was a police officer. Nothing should have happened to that little girl. Garrett closed her ca se with these words:Nothing will ever be the same for anyone. Even if your verdict is not guilty,his life will never be the same. It is a tragedy for everyone. We know that he loves and is proud of K aedyn. He said that to your f aces. The prosecution has brought drama to this courtr oom. It is to distract you from looking at the law. I ask y ou to look at the evidence and what it proves and does not prove. Nearly 10 doctors and e xpert witnesses testified during the trial to give details,some gruesome and h ard to interpret,of what they b elieved to have caused the injuries that lead to Kaedyns d eath. Judge Dennis Maloney reminded the three-man, nine-woman jury to do their duty when making the verd ict. Jennifer Short,28,was indicted in June of 2009 for not reporting child abuse,and f ailure to secure medical services/ failure to protect a child from child abuse. Her trial is scheduled for later in the year. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012www.newssun.com C ITY OF SEBRING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 9/14,21; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 0 0 had to learn this year,Jetton said. The differences between Hayden and Carter are another thing Jetton has come to learn and love. Carter is a wild child. Hes a wild man. He likes to fight; he likes to bite. Hayden is a princess. Shes very high maintenance; shes very quiet and shy,Jetton said. The three spend plenty of time together as Jetton has decided to put her education ona brief hiatus so that she may be at home with the growing toddlers. After receiving a scholarship from a local medical college, Jetton began considering a career in the medical field. She also has an interest in possibly pursuing a law degree in her future,but for now shes enjoying the challenge of motherhood. I wanted to go back to work and school. I was excited about it,but right now this is better. The longer I can stay home with them the better,she said. The obvious void left by Joshs death is something Jetton has come to accept and endure. Through their children, Jetton is able to see her husband everyday,she says,and it makes things much easier when she has a bad day. Mostly in Carter I see Josh ... he makes a lot of facial expressions like Josh,Jetton said. Besides the obvious things being taught to 1-year-olds like new words,no biting and sharing,Jetton spends a great deal of time teaching her children an additional useful and unique communication skill. Im teaching them sign language. They know a few words and phrases. They know milk, all gone,good-bye,she said. Hayden and Carter are happy,healthy babies that have an immense amount of love and support. Jetton herself is surrounded by family and friends who continually provide the love and support she needs. Jetton makes sure that the twins remember and recognize their brave father in every aspect of their lives. I keep a picture of him in their room between their beds. Every night they say good night to him and kiss him. For the longest time,that is the only person Hayden would give kisses to ... she would barely even kiss me,just her dad. Shes gotten a little better with kisses now though, Jetton said with a laugh. Though the absence of Josh seems like it would be an unbearable burden to outsiders, Alicia has made it through the first year,first anniversary,first steps,first teeth,first holidays and the first birthdays with grace and strength. s hard sometimes. When the milestones come up,thats when I really miss him,Jetton said. But I just cry.When I really miss him,I just cry and cry and get it out. Now,Jetton looks forward to the future and remembers the past honorably. She looks forward to more holidays with her precious children,more visits to her mother-in-law in Indiana and more time with the ones nearby who love the three of them so dearly. Continued from page 1A Jetton family tries to balance moving ahead, remembering Its hard sometimes. When the milestones come up, thats when I really miss him. But I just cry. When I really miss him, I just cry and cry and get it out.ALICIAJETTON The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Continued from page 1A Parker found guilty of murder, child abuse News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS James Parker leaves the courtroom during his trial this week.
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11000612GCS ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. GERALD SHELTON A/K/A GERALD A. SHELTON; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; DOROTHY SHELTON A/K/A DOROTHY G. SHELTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTH Y SHELTON A/K/A DOROTHY G. SHELTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD SHELTON A/K/A GERALD A. SHELTON; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000612GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and GERALD SHELTON A/K/A GERALD A. SHELTON; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; DOROTHY SHELTON A/K/A DOROTHY G. SHELTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY SHELTON A/K/A DOROTHY G. SHELTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD SHELTON A/K/A GERALD A. SHELTON; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNT Y COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 9th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 65, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 8th day of August, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Cler k September 21, 28, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-11-000724 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SUYIN DIAZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUYIN DIAZ; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 2nd day of October, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 11, OF LONGWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 5th day of September, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000424 H & R BLOCK BANK, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GREGORIO RUBEN VILLATORO; OLGA VILLATORO, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000424, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida. H & R BLOCK BANK, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK (hereafter ``Plaintiff'' RUBEN VILLATORO; OLGA VILLATORO, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 208, OF SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. Dated this 5th day of September, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of BIKE SHOP located at 213 US 27 South in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 18th day of September, 2012. JP Ventures, LLC September 21, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000058 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA CAMPBELL; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 17th day of July, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000058, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and PAMELA CAMPBELL IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 2nd day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 55 OF GRAND OAKS ON LAKE DAMON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 16th day of August, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-10-759 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN JENSEN; KAREN J. HOWARD A/K/A KAREN HOWARD; GREGORY HOWARD, and any u nknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 10th day of October, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 33, Block ``G'', of the unrecorded Plat of ``THE GROVE'' being a portion of Government Lot 2, in Section 19, Township 34 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 34 South, Range 29 East; thence run South 89 degrees 49' 45'' East a distance of 1,320.71 feet to the Northeast corner of Government Lot 2, thence S outh 00 degrees 11'08' West along East line of Government Lot 2 a distance of 1,229.89 feet to a point; thence West a distance of 40.00 feet for Point of Beginning. Thence continue West a distance of 126.72 feet to a point; thence run South a distance of 145.01 feet to a point; thence run Northeasterly along the arc of a curve concave to the Southeast, (said curve having for its elements a radius of 430.00 feet; a central angle of 18 degrees 25'32'' a chord bearing of North 54 degrees 48' 48'' East and a chord distance of 137.69 feet) a distance of 138.28 feet to a point of compound curve. Thence run Northeasterly along the arc of a curve to the left concave to the North (said curve having for its elements a radius of 25.00 feet; a central angle of 63 degrees 50'26'') for a distance of 27.86 feet to the Point of Tangency. Thence run North 00 degrees 11'08'' East a distance of 43.27 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with Grant of Engress and Ingress Easement recorded in O.R. Book 917, Page 201 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 27th day of August, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 21, 28, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of CHATEAU ELAN SEBRING located at 150 Midway Drive, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Daytona Beach, Florida, this 19th day of September, 2012. SEBRING HOTEL, LLC September 21, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000199 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, JANICE L. GOKA, 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-000199 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and JANICE L. GOKA; DAVID K. GOKA; DAVID K. GOKA, AS TRUSTEE OR SUCCESSOR TRUST, UNDER THE GOKA FAMILY TRUST CREATED BY TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JULY 21, 2008; JANICE L. GOKA, AS TRUSTEE OR SUCCESSOR TRUST, UNDER THE GOKA FAMILY TRUST CREATED BY TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JULY 21, 2008; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARY OF THE TRUST, UNDER THE GOKA FAMILY TRUST CREATED BY TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JULY 21, 2008; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS 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 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 11, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5002 MANATEE ROAD, 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 F11002566 NATIONSTAR-SPECFHLMC-R-kcabral-Team 4 F11002566 **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 21, 28, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-268 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELEANOR A. MEILER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (Testate The administration of the estate of Eleanor A. Meiler, deceased, File Number PC 12-268, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The estate is testate and the date of the decedent's will is July 11, 2008. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney is set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom a copy of this Notice is served must file objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in s.90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this Notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims wth this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 14, 2012. Personal Representative: Denise Meiler 3115 Grouper Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Dawn Nowell 2407 King Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Attorneys for Personal Representative: Keith D. Miller, Esquire Boswell & Dunlap, LLP Post Office Drawer 30 Bartow, Florida 33831 (863 Florida Bar No. 0159573 September 14, 21, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-354 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIAN L. BARR Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARIAN L. BARR, deceased, whose date of death was December 17, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-1912, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. A ll 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 September 14, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Debra Phyllis Barr Wilson and /s/ Allen Philip Barr c/o Reed Griffith and Moran 630 East Ocean Avenue Boynton Beach, Florida 33435 ( 561) 732-8188 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ James J. Moran Attorney Florida Bar No. 260959 Reed Griffith and Moran 630 East Ocean Avenue Boynton Beach, Florida 33435 (561 September 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: PC 12-368 IN RE: ESTATE OF LORENZO MAGDALENO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of LORENZO MAGDALENO, deceased, File Number: PC 12-368, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867; that the decedent's date of death was June 8, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $750 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Michael A. Magdaleno 1366 West 2nd Avenue Hialeah, Florida 33010 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED W ILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 21, 2012. Person Giving Notice: MICHAEL A. MAGDALENO 1366 West 2nd Avenue Hialeah, Florida 33010 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: PADRON LAW FIRM, P.A. 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CALKINS; DOROTHY CALKINS; LILLIE NORRIS A/K/A LILLIE M. NORRIS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000568OOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff and NEIL NORRIS; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; FRED R. CALKINS; DOROTHY E. CALKINS; LILLIE NORRIS A/K/A LILLIE M. NORRIS; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A SEAN NORRIS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 9th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK G, SPRING LAKE SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or s ervice of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the c ourthouse as possible. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 12-333 GCS U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, Plaintiff, vs. LINDA PAYNE, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 12-333 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, is the Plaintiff and LINDA PAYNE are the Defendant(s Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on October 17, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 15, UNIT 12, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, 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; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 711. September 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001940AOOOXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE F OR CSFB A RMT 05-12, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH D. LAGROW; SUNTRUST BANK; RHONDA K. LAGROW; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001940AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB A RMT 05-12, is the Plaintiff and KENNETH D. LAGROW; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court will sell to the h ighest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 10 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 11, BLOCK 11, BLOCK A OF THE SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS A AND B OF SEBRING HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1 (SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable y ou to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 10th day of September, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 21, 28, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2012-CP-333 PC IN RE: ESTATE OF SHERYL D. GUSTAFSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHERYL D. GUSTAFSON, deceased, whose date of death was June 16, 2012; File Number 2012-CP-333-PC, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other p ersons 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 September 14, 2012. /s/ Richard C. Gustafson Jr. Personal Representative 3487 Shrewsbury Drive Jacksonville, FL 32226 /s/ L. Bruce Swiren Attorney for Personal Representative: Email: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 329347 L. Bruce Swiren, P.A. 1516 E. Hillcrest Street Suite 200 Orlando, Florida 32803 Telephone: (407 Facsimile: (407 September 14, 21, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
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Sept. 21st. & Sat. Sept. 22nd. Wicker Bedroom, 2 sleeper sofas ~VINTAGE~ Tea cart, rocker, teapot, McCoy Wicker patio furniture C offee & end tables, lamps, antique clocks, TV's. Loads of stuff inside and out!! Sale starts @8:00am.-3pm. Fri. & Sat. 4224 Loquat Rd. Sale being conducted by TRANSITIONS NOW LLC "Assisting with life's changes" SEBRING -Fraternal Order Of Police L odge 99 at Highpoint Furniture parking lot (across from Home Depot), Sat., Sept 22, 8 am ?. Tools, Furn., Household items, Books, Glassware, Clothes, Foosball t able, Drum & Lots Of Misc.! AVON PARKMULTI FAMILY SALE! 322 E Washington St. (off Memorial & Sat, Sept. 21 & 22, 8am-?. Household Items, Clothing Adult to Children's. TOO MUCH TO LIST! 7320Garage &Y ard Sales YAMAHA KEYBOARD510 w/seat, stand & carrying case. $100. Call 863-471-9714 TABLE SAW10" $50. Call 863-471-9714 SEWING MACHINEBrother, white, used 2x. $50. Call 863-446-0972 AREA RUGApprox. 5 x 8. Great cond. Blue & white. $15. Call 863-382-8952 ANTENNA MAST/ 35 FOOT TALL ALUMINUM / WITH HD ANTENNA. $100 obo. 863-471-9341 7310Bargain Buys TANNING BEDFOR SALE 24 BULB GOOD CONDITION $300 863-452-6721 KING SIZEBED / Sealy Mattress / Bedguard / Supreme Mattress Pad / Beautiful Headboard (off white Set & Bed Spread. $500. 8 63-382-9289 7300M iscellaneous MICROFIBER SECTIONAL,Green. Very good cond. $250 obo. Call 863-381-4123. FULL SIZEBEDROOM SET / Walnut Nightstand Dresser with Mirror Bed with over stuffed Mattress and Memory Foam. $ 300. 863-414-7801 ** SOLIDOAK ** SLEIGH CRIB with MATTRESS. Excellent Condition. $299. 863-446-2846 7180F urnitureBANK OWNEDOn site. REAL ESTATE AUCTION Sebring 4 421 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 PLACID LAKESNewer, very clean 3 /2/2. Many upgrades. Nice area. Non-smoker. $875. per mo. Call 863-465-3838 or 863-441-2844. PAYNE ROADAREA! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 18 acres. Recently renovated with granite counter tops, new cabinets & some new appliances. $800/mo. Available immediately. 386-561-7310 6300Unfurnished 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. R ELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -2BR, 1BA. 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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 EXPERIENCED ROOFERSWANTED Drug Free Workplace. 863-385-0351. RESTAURANT HIRINGLINE COOKS SERVERS & DISHWASHERS Needed. at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Wed Sat 2 5. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. P/T ASSISTANTNEEDED, 20 hrs. per wk., for United Way of Central Florida's Highlands County office. Strong communication, organization, computer and public speaking skills required. Fax resume 863-648-1535. POB 1357 Highlands City, 33846 or firstname.lastname@example.org LPN'S WANTED,Avon Park Cluster. Must have valid Drivers License & High School Diploma. 3p. -11p. & 11p. 7a. 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We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT NEEDED. Must have minimum of 10 years field experience, good organizational and time management skills, and ability to inspect all aspects of residential construction. Email resumes to email@example.com CHURCH SECRETARYP/T needed. Absolutely must have experience in Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word. Call 863-453-6681 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100A nnouncementsNOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO: Allen B. Hench Case No: 201101073 A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is snot received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09000273GCS NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SAMSUNDAR SAMSUNDAR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAMSUNDAR SAMSUNDAR IF ANY; RAJENDRA BHARAT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAJENDRA BHARAT IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000273GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and SAMSUNDAR SAMSUNDAR; RAJENDRA BHARAT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAJENDRA BHARAT; AND PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on October 5, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 31, BLOCK 114 OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOTS 1, 2, 3, BLOCK 196, PLACID LAKES SECTION EIGHTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOTS 8 AND 9, IN BLOCK 14, OF PLACID LAKES, SECTION NINETEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 288, PLACID LAKES SECTION TWENTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 31, 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 OF COURT 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 534-4686 (Voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service 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. DATED at Highlands County, Florida, this 4th day of September, 2012. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000519 DIVISION: UCN: 282012CA000519XXCICI GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED L IABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA Plaintiff, vs. GILBERTO CATALAN; MARIA CATALAN A/K/A MARIA ROSARIO CATALAN; JOHN DOE; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: LOT 3, LORIDA ACRES SUBDIVISION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON OCTOBER 5, 2012, AT 11:00 AM AT HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SEBRING, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE L IS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENT ITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR AT ( 863)534-4686 AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7 Y OU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. I DATED: September 14, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000123 Division Civil CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JAMES GORDON SCOTT A/K/A JAMES G. SCOTT AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 4, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT ONE (12 TWELVE (12 CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 70-B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.a nd commonly known as: 2542 DON CARLOS AVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on October 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of September, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10001017GCS Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, Vs. TERESA S. BURLEY; BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; JACKSON SHORES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on October 9, 2012, the following described property: UNIT 5G, JACKSON SHORES, SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 701, PAGE 753, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND FURTHER DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR JACKSON SHORES ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF JACKSON SHORES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. AND BY-LAWS OF JACKSON SHARES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATIONS, BOTH INCLUSIVE AND AFFIDAVIT AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 710, PAGES 613 TO 623, BOTH INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ``AS DESCRIBED IN MORTGAGE BOOK 2137 PAGE 1398'' Property Address: 1561 Lakeview Drive, Unit 957, 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on September 5, 2012. Bob Germaine, Clerk of Court /s/ Toni Kopp By: Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL September 21, 28, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282010CA000351XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1, Plaintiff, vs JOSE R. RODRIGUEZ, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated June 28, 2012, and an Order Resetting Sale dated September 12, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000351XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1, is the Plaintiff and JOSE R. RODRIGUEZ; IRIS RODRIGUEZ; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. C ommerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 10th day of October, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 36, IN BLOCK 282, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. I n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on September 14, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak AS DEPUTY CLERK September 21, 28, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000959AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000959AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-E RTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 13, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk September 21, 28, 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 c an. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876 Classified ads get fast results AVON PARK HOUSING 2X3 AD # 00022941 HICO SCHOOL BOARD 3X5 AD # 00023370AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00022940
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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSPRINGLAKE The 2nd Annual J. W. McFarling Junior Golf Clinic was held at SpringLake Golf Resort on Saturday, September 15. Twelve children between the ages of 6 to 12 participated in this free clinic from 9 a.m. to Noon at the SpringLake Practice Area. Charley Riley, PGA Professional Golf Director at Springlake Golf Resort and Dave Schumacher, a local PGAProfessional, provided instruction for the kids in putting, chipping as well as proper golf etiquette in an hour long session. After that session, the kids were divided into three teams of four players and with the help of volunteer members of SpringLake, they played a two-hole scramble on the Panther Creek Course. The competition was tight with two teams tying for top honors with the third only one stroke behind. While playing in this small event, the players My brother related an exchange he had with a frienda couple of years ago regarding the advances in technology. This friend had said he was on board with all the advancements, up to a certain point. That there was a point at which, he knew what he needed to know and didnt need to go beyond that. Im kind of at that point with baseball statistics. Ive always been a stat geek, poring through each days paper as a child, seeking out the league leaders, seeing how my favorite players were stacking up against players from those other teams I despised. And for most of my life, there were those basic, up front stats by which we measured how good a player was. For batters it was average, home runs and RBI, while for pitchers it was won-loss record, ERAand strikeouts. Sure, I would dig deeper and see how many hits, runs, doubles, triples and stolen bases players had, and that all gave me a pretty good framework of how good my favorites were, compared to the others. Over time Ive adapted and incorporated more information and views on some stats. Such as, I now see that batting average isnt necessarily as valuable a stat as on base percentage is. I mean, would you rather have a guy that hits .280, with an OBPof .320, or someone who bats .260 with an OBPof .360? As well as realizing that a pitchers won-loss record is something he has little control over and really isnt that good of a measurement of his effectiveness. Felix Hernandez has been considered one of the top pitchers in the American League for a few years now, but his record overall for the last three seasons is just 40-34. His ERAover that span is under 2.90, and his strikeout to walk ratio is at 3-1 or above each year. But he plays for Seattle, which is averaging less than four runs per game this season and, in a lot of Hernandezs starts apparently, average less than that. So, OK, Im on board with OBPbeing a better measuring stick than AVG, and won-loss record not being a good indicator of how good a starting pitcher is. But then theres this more recent statistic that the sabermetric folks have come out with, the WAR wins above replacement. I knew, in general terms, that it took a more overall look at a player combining batting, fielding and base running stats to determine how many more wins he meant to his team than an average replacement would. But when looking for a more specific description of what WAR was, I found this explanation. ins Above Replacement (WAR) is an attempt by the sabermetric baseball community to summarize a players total After months of 90+ weather and daily thunderstorms, the fall transition becomes a much-anticipated event. Both bass and baitfish become more active as progressively cooler weather shifts the advantage back to the anglers. D ays become shorter, w hile air and water temperatures decline, providing an ideal setting for everyone to share in this great sport we call fishing. The change is gradual, days shortening by only a few minutes each day, the a ngle of the sun changing ever-so-slightly. But for most species of game fish, this is the time of year they put on the feedbag and prepare for a few months from now when its time to spawn. During the transmission month of September, our weather doesnt appear to be changing much. The middle of the month i s actually the height of the hurricane season, often resulting in daily thunderstorms and wind directionsc hanging from southerly or western to the north. B y late September and into October, cold fronts w ill begin dropping down, cooling water temperatures a nd killing some forms of vegetation. Fishing in mid to late September can and often is a challenge. Early morning anglers, anticipating being off the water by lunchtime, often beat the afternoon storms but the air temperatures still range into the 90s. I look forward to this time of year, more so than the spring spawn, because bass will move shallow and stay for much longer periods of time. Its also a great time to do some speck fishing. Being a northerner, I still call specks crappies, but regardless of the name, theyre fun to catch and probably one of the best-eating game fish youll ever catch. I n the fall, specks will bunch up in schools, moving out into and often suspending in deep water. A small jig, or just a longshanked hook tipped with a m innow is all thats needed t o catch these soft-mouthed panfish. Always a little ahead of the curve, I picked up some minnows and headed out to B y BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentSEBRING There was a storm brewing late afternoon on Tuesday. Little did the average person know that it was the Lady S treaks of Sebring prepping to take on county rival Lake Placid. This rivalry goes back years between these two teams and the competition never fails to entertain. Sebring was able to pull out a win in four sets over Lake Placid. e didnt come to play was most of what Lake Placid head coach Linette Wells could say. After taking the win over the Blue Streaks in the Preseason Classic, the Green Dragons came into the game with a slight advantage; but was quickly taken away with the quick start of the Streaks. Having home court advantage was easily another factor to the victory for Sebring. The Streaks pulled ahead 5 -2 after junior Lindsey Whittington jousted at the net. Akill by sophomore C aylin Webb extended the lead 7-4. T he first set was beginning t o lean more and more the one side as the Lady Streaks continued to rack up points after a kill from junior Jordan Hinkle and three consecutive SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, September 21, 2012 Fishin Around Don Norton Page 4B Last W eek Avon Park: Fell just short at Mulberry,9-6. LaBelle: Edged Lemon Bay by a 14-13 score. Recor ds Avon Park 1-2; LaBelle 2-1 Avon Park vs. LaBelle Last W eek Lake Placid: Couldnt keep up with Cardinal Mooney in a 41-7 loss. Dunbar: Fell at the hands of Riverdale by a 24-10 margin. Recor ds Lake Placid 1-2; Dunbar 2-1 Lake Placid at Dunbar Last W eek Sebring: Held off Hardee to claim first win of season. Gibson: Beat Auburndale,19-10. Recor ds Sebring 1-2; Lake Gibson 3-0 Sebring vs. Lake Gibson All games have 7 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted News-Sun photo by BRITTAN YWHITTINGTON Bella Caraballo tries to get this kill past Tiffani Broder, No. 11, and Jacalyn Baldwin in Sebrings Tuesday win over Lake Placid. Streaks strike down Dragons See SEBRING, Page 3B Summer to Fall See BASS, Page 4B Courtesy photo Twelve children took part in last weekends J.W. McFarling Foundation Golf Clinic at SpringLake. McFarling Foundation hosts Golf Clinic See GOLF, Page 4B And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne My statistical tipping point See STATS, Page 4B
C M Y K Karate at YMCASEBRING The Highlands County YMCAwould like to welcome to our team, Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry, who are bringing authentic tradi-t ional martial arts Karate training to the YMCAas of Tuesday, Sept. 11. Master Henry will be offering family martial arts training at the YMCAandc lasses will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for both adults and children. T his is a great activity to enjoy as a family, a family that kicks together sticks t ogether. Master Henry is the highest ranked a uthentic black-belt master instructor in Highlands County. Master Henry has been teaching and training students in Highlands County for over 24 years and has trained many state, national and international champions. If you are interested in learning from the best in Highlands County, come try a free martial art karate class at the YMCA on Tuesday or Thursday. The fee thereafter is only $50 per month for YMCAmembers and $60 per month for non members. Contact the YMCAfor more information and questions at 382-9622.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. Dont drive join us for a bus party and tailgating! Some refreshments will be available. For details, please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org .Cheer and BBQAVON PARK Reminder: All young ladies who participated in the Avon Park Cheer Clinic this summer need to be at Avon Park High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 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.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. D ont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.Plenty going on at YMCASEBRING The YMCAis seeking G olf Clubs of all sizes for our new youth golf program starting in October ages 51 5. 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. Sign-ups for September swim lessons are under way, with classes having already started. 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 the Y. Pre registration required. The YMCAhas not one, but two heated pools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. Come check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours Mon.-Thur. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 6 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 3829622.Panther passesAVONPARK South Florida State College Season Passes are on sale for 2012-13 Athletic Seasons 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 784-7035 to order your Season Passes. Passes can also be purchased at the SFSC Athletic Office on the Avon Park Main Campus.SFSC Volleyball Tournament and Rib SaleAVON PARK On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, the SFSC Athletic department will hold their 4th annual Lady Panther Volleyball Tournament. Matches will take place beginning Friday, running through Saturday, as Collegiate teams from across the state will gather at Panther Gym for the event. The annual BBQ Rib sale will take place just outside Panther gym on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-orders of ribs can be submitted by Friday, Sept. 21, by contacting the SFSC athletic office at 784-7035. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York8563.574 Baltimore8564.570.5 Tampa Bay7970.5306.5 Boston6882.45318 Toronto6681.44918.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago8167.547 Detroit7969.5342 Kansas City6781.45314 Minnesota6287.41619.5 Cleveland6188.40920.5 West Division WLPctGB Texas8860.595 Oakland8464.5684 Los Angeles8168.5447.5 Seattle7080.46719 ___ Tuesdays Games Minnesota 6, Cleveland 5, 12 innings Detroit 12, Oakland 2 Toronto at New York, ppd., rain Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5 Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 11, Texas 3 Baltimore 4, Seattle 2, 18 innings Wednesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2, 1st game Minnesota 6, Cleveland 4 Detroit 6, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 2, Toronto 1, 2nd game Tampa Bay 13, Boston 3 Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Texas 6, L.A. Angels 2 Baltimore 3, Seattle 1, 11 innings Thursdays Games Minnesota at Cleveland, late Oakland at Detroit, late Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Boston at Tampa Bay, late Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late Fridays Games Minnesota (Deduno 6-4 (Porcello 9-12), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 11-8. Yankees (Sabathia 13-6 Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 6-4 (Lester 9-12 Toronto (Villanueva 7-5ampa Bay (Shields 14-9 Cleveland (Masterson 11-14 City (Mendoza 7-9 Chicago White Sox (Peavy 11-11 L.A. Angels (Haren 11-11 Texas (M.Perez 1-1 (Iwakuma 6-5NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington9058.608 Atlanta8664.5735 Philadelphia7574.50315.5 New York6682.44624 Miami6684.44025 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati9059.604 St. Louis7970.53011 Milwaukee7672.51413.5 Pittsburgh7474.50015.5 Chicago5891.38932 Houston48101.32242 West Division WLPctGB San Francisco8663.577 Los Angeles7772.5179 Arizona7474.50011.5 San Diego7178.47715 Colorado5890.39227.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 0 L.A. Dodgers at Washington, ppd., rain Miami 4, Atlanta 3, 10 innings Philadelphia at New York, ppd., rain Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 4, Houston 1 Arizona 3, San Diego 2 San Francisco 6, Colorado 3 Wednesdays Games Washington 3, L.A. Dodgers 1, 1st game Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 1 Atlanta 3, Miami 0 Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Washington 6, 2nd game Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 5, 11 ings St. Louis 5, Houston 0 Arizona 6, San Diego 2 San Francisco 7, Colorado 1 Thursdays Games Houston at St. Louis, late Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late San Diego at Arizona, late Colorado at San Francisco, late Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Washington, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Fridays Games St. Louis (C.Carpenter 0-0 Cubs (Volstad 3-10), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 12-8 (K.Kendrick 9-11 Milwaukee (Marcum 5-4) at Washington (E.Jackson 9-10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Blanton 9-13 Cincinnati (Arroyo 12-8 Miami (Ja.Turner 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 11-9 Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1 (E.Gonzalez 2-1 Arizona (Miley 15-10 (D.Pomeranz 1-9 San Diego (Cashner 3-4 Francisco (Vogelsong 12-9), 10:15 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets110.5005855 New England110.5005233 Miami110.5004543 Buffalo110.5006365 South WLTPctPFPA Houston2001.0005717 Indianapolis110.5004461 Tennessee020.0002372 Jacksonville020.0003053 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore110.5006737 Cincinnati110.5004771 Pittsburgh110.5004641 Cleveland020.0004351 West WLTPctPFPA San Diego2001.0006024 Denver110.5005246 Kansas City020.0004175 Oakland020.0002757NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia2001.0004139 Dallas110.5003144 Washington110.5006863 N.Y. Giants110.5005858 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta2001.0006745 Tampa Bay110.5005051 Carolina110.5004543 New Orleans020.0005975 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay110.5004540 Detroit110.5004650 Minnesota110.5004646 Chicago110.5005144 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona2001.0004034 San Francisco2001.0005741 St. Louis110.5005455 Seattle110.5004327 ___ Thursdays Game N.Y. Giants at Carolina, late Sunday, Sep. 23 Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Detroit at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sep. 24 Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Sporting KC1676543725 Chicago1585504033 New York1487494942 Houston12710464134 Columbus13106453535 D.C.13105444539 Montreal12153394449 New England7157283640 Philadelphia7136272631 Toronto FC5177223251WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-San Jose1766576035 Seattle1369484429 Los Angeles14114465040 Real Salt Lake14114463833 Vancouver10127372938 FC Dallas9129363538 Colorado9182293643 Portland7148293049 Chivas USA7147282144 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Wednesdays Games Sporting Kansas City 2, New York 0 Columbus 1, Chivas USA 0 San Jose 2, Portland 2, tie Thursdays Games D.C. United at Philadelphia, late Saturdays Games Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 1:30 p.m. New York at New England, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Seattle FC, 10:30 p.m. Sundays Games Houston at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Chivas USA at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Connecticut249.727 x-Indiana2012.6253.5 x-Atlanta1814.5635.5 New York1418.4389.5 Chicago1319.40610.5 Washington527.15618.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB z-Minnesota265.839 x-Los Angeles2310.6974 x-San Antonio2012.6256.5 x-Seattle1418.43812.5 Tulsa823.25818 Phoenix725.21919.5 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference ___ Tuesdays Games San Antonio 77, New York 66 Seattle 75, Chicago 60Los Angeles 101, Phoenix 76 Wednesdays Games Connecticut 73, Indiana 67 Thursdays Games Atlanta at Chicago, late New York at Tulsa, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. San Antonio at Seattle, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESRecalled RHP Dylan Bundy from Bowie (EL CLEVELAND INDIANSReinstated DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEESReinstated LHP Andy Pettitte from the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Trenton (EL day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSRecalled OF A.J. Pollock from Reno (PCL Selected the contract of INF Mike Jacobs from Reno. Designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment. CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to player development contracts with Kane County (MSLFSL (NWL ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to a four-year player development contract with Peoria (MWLFOOTBALLNational Football League DETROIT LIONSClaimed CB Jerome Murphy off waivers from New Orleans. Placed CB Drayton Florence on injured reserve. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSSigned TE Maurice Stovall. Released TE Stephen Spach. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSSigned CB Elbert Mack. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSSigned LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned WR Jordan Shipley. Signed LB D.J. Bryant to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football at Dunbar,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming vs.Lakeland Christian, 5:30 p.m.; Cross Country at LaBelle,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Okeechobee,4 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Lake Gibson,8 p.m. SATURDAY: Cross Country at North Port Invitational,8:50 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Bowling at Martin County,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at George Jenkins,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; B owling at Southfork,3:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Auburndale,Okeechobee,4 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Pasco-Hernando,7 p.m. T HURSDAY: Volleyball at Hillsborough,7 p.m. FRIDAY,Sept.28: Volleyball hosts Tournament,vs.Gulf Coast,1 p.m.; vs.Lake Sumter, 5 p.m. SATURDAY,Sept.29: Volleyball hosts Tournament,vs.Broward,9 a.m.; vs.Clearwater Christian,3 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.LaBelle,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Frostproof,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 . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012Page 3B PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; B lack plus three; process, 92490 publix liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 4 8 8 8 8 aces by Whittington. Staying pretty quiet throughout most of the set, the Lady Dragons finally hada side out with a Shelbi Bertram kill, stopping the run at 18-8. Atip by Tiffani Broder gave the Dragons another point bringing the score 19-9, still in Sebrings favor. Webb would end the set with a kill making it 25-12. The second set would show similarities as the first with Sebring jumping ahead. A n assisted block by Paige L ewis and Bella Caraballo would bring the score to 3-1. Hannah Tucker would add to the score with a kill making it 6-5. After being absent for a college tryout in North Carolina during last weeks g ame against Avon Park, Meghan Lollis returned to contribute with a solo block and kill pulling Sebring ahead 7-4. Again Lake Placid stayed fairly quiet throughout this match not having much retaliation. Apair of aces by Breauna Corley would tighten the score 15-15. Soon after the Blue Streaks were seen to pull ahead and eventually win the set 25-16. Arare opportunity would be at the hands of Sebring possibly sweeping Lake Placid. In the history of this rivalry, there is to be a curse. F or years it seemed to be o nly been on rare occasions where one team has beat the other in less than five set, but the trend lately has been decided in four sets. Unfortunately for Sebring, the opportunity would quickly be snatched away with a l ivened up Lake Placid squad. It started off just like the previous two for the Dragons, a very slow start. With an assisted block by Corley and Jacalyn Baldwin, the Green Dragons came to life. In a blink of an eye, the Lady Dragons were pulling away after an ace by Samantha Phypers bringing the score 17-14. Amassive solo stuffed block by Lollis would make an attempt to have kept the Streaks alive, tying up the score 19-19. Another block by Lollis would put Sebring ahead 20-1 9. L ake Placid then sided out and was a point away from a win after a Corley ace. The final score of the set would be awarded the Dragons in a nail biting 2523 finish and a chance for a come back. T he fourth and final set would not start off as usual. Lake Placid would be rewarded the first point, but immediately was sided out with a kill by Caraballo. Sebring would trail for a short period of time after Abigail Samperi bringing the score 3-2. An assisted block shared between Phypers and Broder would extend the lead 11-9. Sebring retaliated with and Allie Mann kill tying the score at 13. That was the moment when the Streaks pulled away finishing the set 25-18. A fter the game, Sebring head coach Venessa Sinness was not as satisfied with the play even with the outcome. Our hitting was off, she e xplained. And the only reason we won is because serving and serve receive. S ebring hosted Hardee on Thursday while Lake Placid traveled to take on Frostproof. Continued from 1B Sebring atones for Classic loss Lake Walk-in-Water in Polk County to see if the specks had schooled up yet. Judging by the lack of trucks in the parking lot and the strong winds early Saturday morning, I wasnt surprised to see that I was the only boat drifting along on the two-foot waves. I tried two or three spots, drifting faster than I would have liked, with only a coup le of bites and one, sad l ooking four-inch speck. Watching my depthfinder as I drifted along, it was obvious I was too early for the fall speck season so I d ecided to fish for bass. T he weather was already changing quickly. I could see what looked like rain storms already hitting the south end of the lake, but the north end was fine so I guided the boat into a reed bed in four feet of water and started flipping. To my surprise, in an area that normally produced some good strikes, I found no takers for my 5-inch Yum D inger. I switched to a different color, then to a different size and finally to a different type of plastic crawler altogether. Nothing! It was strange, because I could hear bass striking something in the reeds, but they certainly werent interested in my plastic worms. Searching for the right weedless, topwater bait that could be used in the reeds, I remembered a bait from years past, and a favorite of 10-year old Louie Echols. The Snake, a 12 inch plastic replica of a slithering snake, manufactured by Doug Hannon, the Bas Professor was the perfect answer. Tying on a chartreuse yellow snake, I tossed it deep into the reeds and was surprised at the relative ease of bringing it back in without a snag. Acouple of casts later and I was rewarded with a strikea nd a nice 3 1/2 pound bass. Releasing the fish and resetting the snake I continued to cast and 10 minutesl ater, caught another, slightly larger, 4 pounder. T he wind was picking up and the storms were moving c loser but now that Id found the bait they wanted, I kept f ishing. Casting even deeper into the reed island, I missed two consecutive strikes before I hung a nice fish that quickly wrapped itself around some reeds and forced me to go in after it. Five and a half pounds, the biggest of the day. A real beauty. The wind had blown me completely across the reed island, so I started the motor and moved back to the other side, hoping to get a few more casts in before the rain started. I didnt see the fish strike, but I sure felt it! Abig fish had inhaled the snake and was coming right at me. As the rain came down hard, I maneuvered the big fish out of the reeds and after a couple of acrobatic jumps, managed to grab his lower jaw and bring her in the boat. I was sure this one had to be a 10 pounder so I got out my tape and electronic scale and I was surprised she only weighed 8.4 pounds. At 24 1/2 inches, she was certainly big enough to be a 10 pounder, but the weight just wasnt there. Too early in the fall for her to have put on the extra weight in preparation of the spawn. Still, a nice fish and a fitting end to another rained out day on the water. Louie and his grandfather Dan Echols stopped over on Sunday and I was happy to tell Louie about the success Id had with Doug Hannons snake. He wasnt surprised, in fact he and Dan had been out on a private lake themselves Saturday and caught a half dozen nice bass up to about 6 pounds. Although they caught the bass on a variety of lures, most were caught mid-morning on top-water baits. Looks like the best fishing of the year has already started. For the next couple of months, take advantage of the cooler temperatures and enjoy the great fishing our area has to offer. Maybe Ill see you out there! John Wood, owner of Lorida Bait and Tackle is putting together an Okeechobee/Istokpoga Team Trail tournament schedule for anyone interested in signing up. The trail will alternate between Lake Okeechobee and Lake Istokpoga with the first tournament scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. John runs a great tournament and hes pretty excited about the 100-percent payback team event. For more information and to get signed up, call John at 863-655-5510 or 863-4129095. 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 with his wife Lexie and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He can be reached at 216-339-6571, 330-635-6682 or by email at email@example.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. Continued from 1B Bass were hitting last weekend C ourtesy photo D on Norton holds up this 8.4 pound bass that he caught last weekend. News-Sun photo by BRITTANYWHITTINGTON Blue Streak Lindsey Whittington readies to set the ball for one of her hitters in Tuesdays match win over visiting Lake P lacid. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI The Miami Marlins paid homage to the career of Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones on Wednesday night, presenting him with gifts before his final game in South Florida. Jones, who plans to retire after the season, received a fishing rod among other items from the Marlins. Jones has picked up many presents this year, including a surfboard from the San Diego Padres and a years supply of bratwurst from the Milwaukee Brewers. Jones played in his 244th game against the Marlins on Wednesday, 45 more than anyone has logged against the franchise to date. No Miami opponent has gotten more home runs (40 entering Wednesday), RBIs (16525747 runs (152860 walks (140 got his first taste of the majors in 1993 the same season that the Marlins debuted. I dont know why he wants to quit playing, said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. To me, good. Yeah, get out of here. He plays against the Marlins very well. Marlins give retiring Chipper Jones a fishing rod
C M Y K were taught proper golf etiquette while on the course, such as being quiet while others are playing, sanding divots on the course and fixing ball marks on the greens. At the final hole of the event, parents, volunteers and players cheered as the three teams completed their play. The kids were then treated to a luncheon of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and brownies. Each participant was given a goodie bag with golf towels, ball markers, golf balls and bag tags from the McFarling Foundation. Since 2006, the J.W. McFarling Foundation has held an annual charity golf tournament at the SpringLake Golf Resort with the proceeds going to the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour in the form of $1,000 stipends to graduates of the tour who are continuing their educations. To date, the foundation has awarded over $10,000 in stipends as well as funding the junior clinic each year. Mrs. Mary Kay Rider and Sherry Breedlove, daughters of J.W. McFarling, were at the clinic representing the foundation. They were extremely pleased with the event and there are plans for bigger and better teaching clinics for the future. Next years McFarling Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 2, at SpringLake. Golf HammockLast Monday, Sept. 17, the M ezza Group played at the Golf Hammock Country Club using pro-am points. A group saw Gary Galle in first place with plus 7 and Les Campbell in second place with minus 2. David Mulligan and Jack Stafford tied for first place in B group with plus 1. In C group Jerry Patterson was in first place with plus 3 and Bob Hughes in second p lace with plus 2. In D group Karl Mellor was even to take first place and Bob Colandrea was minus 1 for second place. Next Monday, Sept. 24, the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early to regist er. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280.Lake June WestA scramble was played Thursday, Sept. 13. Winning first place was the team of Dick Denhart, John and Gloria Huggett and Norm Grubbs with 52; second place, Ken Rowen, Mario Cappelletti, Charlotte Mathew and Betty Billauw ith 54; and third place, Joe and Joyce Swartz, Larry and Chris Heath with 55. Closest to the pin: (Ladies H uggett, 4-feet-7-inches. (Men Huggett, 9-feet-5-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League e vent on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Winning first place was the team of Joe Swartz, Norm Grubbs, Fred Neer and Larry Heath with 38; second place, Dick Denhart, Ott Wegner and Jack Maginnis with 47; and third place, Pete Otway, Mario Cappelletti and Dick Reaney with 48. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Joe Swartz, 7-feet-6inches; and No. 8, Dick Denhart, 8-feet-10-inches.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Sept. 18, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Low Net Tournament on the Cougar Trail course. First place in the A Flight went to Jack Hoerner, who shot a net 65. Bill Lawens took second place with a net 67. T here was a tie for third place, at 68 strokes, between Jon Brower, Ed Clay and Jan Hard. In the B Flight, Dave Docherty took first place with a net 65. Gale Monda came in second with a net 66. In the B Flight there was also a three-way tie for third place at 70 strokes, between Gene Hearn, Jim Foote and Jay Payne. I t was another really great day for golf until a rainstorm came through, catching the last two g roups on the last two holes played. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012w ww.newssun.com 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 gala golf; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; gala golf; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 4 9 9 0 0 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 P reserve. G roup will meet at the Mini Mac Convenience Store, 910 N 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/Heartlan d -FTA/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 Continued from 1B Golf clinic teaches finer points contributions to their team in one statistic. You shoulda lways use more than one metric at a time when evaluating players, but WAR is pretty darn all-inclusive and provides a handy reference point. WAR basically looks at a player and asks the question, If this player got injured and their team had to replace them with a minor leaguer or someone from their bench, how much value would the team be losing? This value is expressed in a wins format, so we could say that Player X is worth +6.3 wins to their team while Player Yis only worth +3.5 wins. Calculating WAR is simpler than youd think.If you want the detailed (yet very understandable) version, check out the links at the bottom of the page; Dave Cameron does a good job of walking through the process step-by-step. The short answer, though, is that as follows: Offensive players TakewRAA, UBR, andUZR (which express offensive, base running, and defensive value in runs above average) and add them together. Add in a positional adjustment, since some positions are tougher to play than others, and then convert the numbers so that theyre not based on league average, buton replacement level (which is the value a team would lose if they had to replace that player with a replacement player a minor leaguer or someone from the waiver wire). Convert the run value to wins (10 runs = 1 win and voila, finished! Pitchers Where offensive WAR used wRAAand UZR, pitching WAR usesFIP.Based on how many innings a pitcher threw, FIPis turned into runs form, converted to represent value above replacement level, and is then converted from runs to wins. WAR is available in two places: FanGraphs (fWAR) and Baseball-Reference (rWAR). Both statistics use the same framework, but are calculated slightly differently and therefore sometimes show different results. The above explanation is for fWAR; see the section below on rWAR for more information on the differences between the two iterations of WAR. Maybe Im too old. Perhaps my brain is reaching itscapacity for trivial information. But when I see abbreviations that could well be on the periodic table, that could well be a tipping point. And then to see, there toward the end, where it says that this statistic can be calculated slightly differently and could have different results, based upon who is doing the calculations well, to me that is the tipping point. To adapt a Naughty By Nature lyric from back in the day as to where my statistical limitation is Im down with OBP, but thats just me. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continued from 1B Stats have reached my breaking point By STEVEN WINE A ssociated PressDAVIE Miami Dolphins practice had ended and the field was mostly deserted Wednesday when coach Joe Philbin lined up for a lunch buffet in the team dining room, glancedo utside and noticed one of his players still doing drills. It was Reggie Bush. Once all glitz and glamo ur in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Reggie Bush is e njoying a reputation as a blue-collar running back e ager to break tackles and shoulder the load while l eading the Miami Dolphins out of the NFLwilderness. Bush had a career-high 26 carries for 172 yards in last weeks victory over Oakland, and on Wednesday he was chosen AFC offensive player of the week. Bush won the 2005 Heisman Trophy at Southern Cal, then later relinquished the award because of a scandal involving the program. He helped the Saints win a Super Bowl but was considered an underachiever and was traded to Miamil ast year. This spring he said he wanted to lead the NFLin rushing, and after twog ames it appears he might do just that. I like the way he comes into the building, Philbin s aid. He doesnt say a whole lot, and he seems to b e serious about his trade. Hes a diligent worker The New York Jets are braced to face Bush on Sunday. s doing a tremendous job, Jets coach Rex Ryan said. Obviously weve got to do a great job of getting a lot of guys to him and get him on the ground put some hot sauce on him, if you will. With 241 yards, he ranks behind only Buffalos C.J. Spiller, and hes averaging 6.0 yards per carry. s a fun back to block f or, Pro Bowl tackle Jake Long said, because you never know wheres going to pop out or what hesg oing to do. Bush said he can become m ore consistent advancing beyond the line of scrimm age. He strives to gain at least 4 yards on every carry, a tough standard to meet. Theres still a lot of room for improvement for us in the running game, he said, which I think is pretty scary because were running the ball pretty well right now Bush tries to lead Dolphins out of wilderness
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 21, 2012Page 5B 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 HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist: I just heard about the new study that says fish oil supplements dont prevent heart attacks,a nd may not help us. Should I keep taking fish oils? S.S.,Chicago Answer: Yes,if there high-quality. The study wasnt a study at all,it was a meta-analysis,which meansr esearchers examine results from a bunch of trials and draw their own conclusionsb ased on the collective data. The meta-analysis you refer to appeared in the September2 012 issue of JAMA and included 68,000 participants i n 20 different studies that covered a time frame of 24 years. I have some problems with their opinion that fish oils are f airly worthless. The research I know of suggests strong benefits to the heart and arteries when you take highquality fish oils. These arem y problems with the JAMA article: 1 The researchers only reviewed 20 studies,but there are thousands that suggestc ardiovascular protection by fish oils,particularly the EPA a nd DHA components. Youre not going to get the full picture from 20 studies. 2 How much fish oil was used? Most people were taking 1,000 mg per day,but you need about 2,000 mg per day (total daily dose of EPA and DHA) to truly impact coro-n ary heart disease. We come up therapeutically short. What about the ratio of EPA toD HA; ideally,d like it to be 3:2; for example,600 mg of E PA to 400 mg DHA is a 3:2 ratio. 3. The study looked at c hronically ill people who had serious conditions,like t hey had already suffered a heart attack and stroke,not folks taking it for prevention. Fish oils are not intended to prevent heart attack or stroke.P lus,its super hard to prevent more health catastrop hes,once youve had one. Feeling skewed? 4. What about the medicat ions these folks were taking? The participants were taking a ll sorts of blood pressure pills and diuretics,most of which just so happen to be d rug muggers of magnesium. Do you realize that serious uncorrected magnesium deficiency can cause a heart attack,no matter how much fish oil you take. To me,this is a huge gap in their premature conclusion. 5 What about Gamma Linolenic Acid or GLAstatus? When you take fish oils, an omega 3 fatty acid,you have to also supplement withG LA (an omega 6 fatty acid) because high doses of fish oils will cause drug mugging of GLA. For example,if you take 1,000 mg of fish oil (EPAa nd DHA totaled together), you need 500 mg GLA at the s ame time. Evening primrose oil supplements can provide this GLA. This is importantb ecause GLA deficiency can increase your tendency to f orm clots (bad known to protect the heart; without adequate amounts, you could suffer cardiac consequences,and this was note ven addressed. Even the American Heart A ssociation approves of fish oils for heart health. Think smart and dont be fooled bya single study intended to sway you away from decades o f positive research. S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your c ondition. New JAMA study bakes fish oils dont believe it! Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen StatePointHealth care costs are on the rise. Between a maturi ng baby boom population and an explosion of availa ble tests,treatments and d evices,Americans spend about twice as much per capita for healthcare compared to other western countries. Some experts warn that despite legislation like the Affordable Care Act that promises to expand qualityc overage to everyone,there a re still a lot of unknowns about the future of healthc are in this country. Getting savvy about your health and the future of healthcare politics can help protect you and your f amily,no matter what trends we see in the years to come,says Virgil Simons,Founder and P resident of The Prostate Net,a non-profit patient education and advocacy o rganization. Here are some important s teps to consider: Know your health r isks. Some populations are more susceptible to certain diseases than others,and if you have a family historyo f a particular disease,you may be genetically predisposed for a certain condition. Take advantage of free s creenings where possible a nd make realistic and appropriate decisions about what diagnostic exams are important for you tor eceive. Testing for the s ake of testing can add enormous costs to your health care bills and mayn ot be worth the price tag. Disparity in quality of c are is often due to lack of knowledge. Empower yourself to get better care with free resources. For example,The Prostate Nets bi-m onthly In the Kno newsletters serve as a thoro ugh review of information and developments in healthcare of criticali mportance to men. You can access the free newsletters online or order a print edition at www.ProstateNet.com/inth e know_a.htm/. A recent study cond ucted by the Commonwealth Fund found that uninsured and underinsured U.S. women a re more likely to skip care because of costs than women in 10 other indust rialized nations. Be an advocate for affordable care by becoming an active voter and engaging your elected officials. Seek alterna t e sources of information. Health symposiums and conventions,for example, bring together patients and doctors for a healthy exchange of information not normally available. The Prostate Cancer Educational Symposium is a series of events that aref ree to attend and will address risk awareness, t reatment options,and dise ase management. T o register,vis it www.TheProstateNet.org/S ymposium.html. Take steps to redu ce y our chance of being diagn osed with a life-threatening disease. You can start by elimin ating risky habits like smoking,reducing your i ntake of alcohol and highly processed foods,and eating a diet rich in vegetables,lean meats and whole grains. Obesity increases your risk for diseases like c ancer,heart disease and diabetes. Incorporate exercise into your day to help maintain a healthy weight. No matter what the f uture holds politically for healthcare reform, Americans can become their own health advocates by getting informed. Get savvy about healthcare S tatePoint
C M Y K StatePointAs a woman,you most likely experience aches andp ains from your daily activities no matter what your l ifestyle entails. In fact,a recent study shows 89 percent of women experiences ome type of muscle or joint pain every year,and 63 percent experience it weekly, a ccording to ProAct,an independent marketing r esearch firm. But whether the discomfort stems from a day at work,strenuous exercise or housework,pain has itsp rice -from feeling tired and low on energy,to contributing to feelings of stress,depression and frustration. Before discomfort gets the better of you,reducey our risk for pain and relieve the aches you a lready have with these simple measures:Avoid overexertionDont save all your heavy-duty chores for one weekend,especially ify oure not regularly active. If you suddenly spend the whole day cleaning out your basement,or climbing ladders to clear gutters,muscle strain or overexertion is highly likely,says family physician Elena Klimenko, M.D. You have to let muscles build up gradually. The same goes for working out. Consult a physician or fitness professional to build an exercise routine safely.RelaxHot baths,gentle stretching and meditation can help prevent and relieve stressrelated muscle tension and stiffness. Even if it means putting the kids to bed early or turning your phone off for an hour,incorporate stress-free down time into your busy day,every day.RelieveNext time you experience pain,avoid popping conventional painkillers that masks symptoms. A homeopathic medicine works with your body to relieve not only pain,but also swelling, which is a common reasonf or pain,says Dr. Klimenko. It does so without the risk of drug interactions or complications,even if combined with pharma-c euticals. For example,Dr. Klimenko recommends Arnicare Gel from Boiron, an over-the-counter gel that can be applied anywhere on the body to reduce muscle pain and stiffness,swelling from injuries,and bruises. Because it relies on a natural active ingredient,you can safely use it as a first line therapy to relieve pain. More information can be found at www.Arnicare.com. Take breaks from computer workProActs research shows that womens aches and pains stem more from daily activities like sitting at a computer too long than from injuries. Be sure to take periodic walking breaks or sit on a ball to keep muscles activated. While modern life has created challenges that lead to aches and pains,Dr. Klimenko says women dont need to grin and bear it. ou can take proper care of yourself to avoid pain and treat aches naturally before they get out of hand.Maintain a healthy weightExcess weight puts undue s tress on joints. Try a diet that promotes joint and tissue heath. Eat foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon. Add flaxseeds to salads or try cooking with mustard seed,ginger, turmeric or cayenne pepper, all of which have antiinflammatory properties. For more natural health tips,follow Dr. Klimenks blog at www.DrElenaKlimenko.co m/. S pecial to the News-SunA ce Homecare plans the following community outreach events: Today 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Highlands Village,Villa Road,Sebring. Monday 9 a.m.,Coping with T ransitions,Resthaven Assisted Living facility off State Road 64,Resthaven Road,Zolfo S prings; 10 a.m.,Health Fair,Chatham Pointe,Stenstom Road,Wauchula; and 1 p.m.,Caregivers Support Group,Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun N L ake Boulevard,Sebring. Tuesday 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Grove s, behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring; 10:30a .m.,Health Fair,Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard,Lake Placid. Wednesday 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street,Avon Park; and 1 p .m.,Health Fair,Tanglewood,U.S. 27 Sebring. 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A RA Content The average super market offers some 45,000 food products,most of which are packaged,processed anda poor choice for someone who w ants to eat healthy even when the package says otherwise with claims of being natural,whole grain and even organic. People love the idea of conveni ence,especially with their food,says registered dietitian Anika DeCoster,assistant program manager of LifeTime WeightLoss,a division of Life Time,The HealthyW ay of Life Company. Most of the convenience and processed foods on the market are barely recognizablet o the human body.The body cant properly digest,absorb or use nutrients in these modified foods effec-t ively,which negatively impacts metabolism,weight and energy prod uction. Of those 45,000 products,there a re four DeCoster says you can stop buying now.Breakfast cerealMost Americans consume an o ver-abundance of sugar,not just in desserts but also via processed foods,like breakfast cereals that contain simple carbohydrates, which our bodies treat like sugarw hen they enter the bloodstream. Too much sugar in the diet can lead to obesity which can be a cause for Type 2 diabetes and also takes some blame for suppressingt he immune system and playing a role in depression,even Alzheimers. Cereal is not theb reakfast of champions. If you miss the crunch,start making your own granola packed with nuts and seeds,w hich provide healthy fats and protein,without the excess sugar and a dded trans-fats found in storebought varieties. Fruit juice and sodaOne of the main culprits of the o besity epidemic,soda even diet soda has a negative impact on healthy eating. Fruit juice,while seemingly more healthy since it is made with fruit,contains so muchs ugar,it outweighs any benefits. Water is the only beverage a body truly needs. If you need a flavor kick,try buying natural,carbonated water and add a little lime,lemon,o r even flavored Stevia drops, which come in vanilla,toffee and other flavors,recommended DeCoster. S alad dressingEating a salad? Good for you. Top it with dressing loaded withs ugar,additives and preservatives and youve just doused those h ealthy vegetables with an unhealthy dose of products your b ody doesnt need. Making your own salad dressing is simple:whisk together oil like olive,walnut,or sesame seed varieties with acid, like red wine vinegar,balsamicv inegar or lemon juice. Season with dry or fresh herbs and change the consistency with anything from peanut butter or mustard to sour cream or avocados. Homemaded ressings are easy to prepare and keep in the fridge for a week or longer. N on-fat flavored yogurt Instead,buy plain full-fat Greek yogurt and add your own flavorings such as nuts/seeds,a little organich oney or berries,DeCoster says. Thats right,full-fat. The fat in the yogurt helps your body absorb fat-s oluble vitamins like vitamin D, which is the most common vitamin d eficiency.Plus this natural fat is essential for fortifying brain and c ell membranes,and because it is digested more slowly,youre less likely to be hungry an hour later. DeCoster suggests comparing the ingredient list from a plain full-faty ogurt to a non-fat flavored yogurt. The first will have a few recognizable ingredients; the second will read like a chemistry textbook. Because our busy lifestyles thrive o n convenience,as well as good nutrition,DeCoster recommends that people make their own convenience foods via whole food preparation. I encourage people to put most of their emphasis on choosing foods that dont have labels or packaging,l ike meat,fruit,veggies,raw nuts and seeds. These foods are in their most natural form and are consid-e red whole and unprocessed foods, she says. If a food does have a label o r package,never choose to buy it based on the packaging claims. 4 foods you dont need: Packaged foods inconveniently unhealthy
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 21, 2012Page 7B CENTENNIAL COMMITEE/K. HALEY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 09/19, 09/21, 09/23; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 8 8 1 1 By GILLIAN FLACCUS A ssociated PressC ERRITOS,Calif. While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East would likely face swift punishment in his native Egypt form aking the film,in America the government is in the thorny position of protecting his free speech rights and looking out for his safety even while condemning his message. I s a paradox that makes little sense to those protesting and calling for blood. To them,the movie dialogue denigrating the Prophet Muhammad is all the evidence needed to pursue justice vigi-l ante or otherwise against Nakoula Bassely Nakoula,an A merican citizen originally from Egypt. In America,theres nothing illeg al about making a movie that disparages a religious figure. And that h as the Obama administration walking a diplomatic tight rope less than two months before the election how to express outrage over the movies treatment of Islam withoutc ompromising the most basic American freedom. The thing that makes this particularly difficult for the United States is that ... we treat what most of usw ould refer to as hate speech as constitutionally protected speech a nd Americans dont appreciate,I think,how unusual this position seems in the rest of the world,saidL awrence Rosenthal,a professor at Chapman Universitys School of Law in Orange,Calif. T he situation also raises vexing questions about how far the governm ent can and should go to protect someone who exercises their First Amendment right. In the past,for example,police have stood guard to ensure Nazis and the Ku Klux Klanc ould march without being attacked for their views. But Nakoulas case invites scrutiny because the free speech he exercised with the film Innocence of Muslimshas had such far-reaching and violent implications. If the government were to overtly protect Nakoula,it could be seen by some as tacit approval of the film,a nd further enflame protests. Leaving him to fend for himself c ould have deadly consequences. There are examples of violence against others who have written ors poken against Muhammad. Egypts general prosecutor on T uesday issued arrest warrants for seven expat Egyptian Coptic Christians,including Nakoula,andr eferred them to trial on charges of harming national unity,insulting and publicly attacking Islam and s preading false information. The charges carry the death penalty. S o far,the U.S. government has acknowledged offering Nakoula very limited assistance. Los Angeles County sheriffs deputies escorted Nakoula to an interview with feder-a l probation officials. They did so in the dead of night and allowed Nakoula to cover his face. And early Monday,deputies answered his familys request for help leaving the house where thed been holed up for five days so they could reunite with the 55-year-old filmmaker. All remain in hiding. Department spokesman Steve W hitmore stressed the agency is not providing protective custody. He r eferred questions to federal authorities,who have declined to comment. J ody Armour,a professor at the University of Southern Californias G ould School of Law,said its not unusual at all for the government to step in and give a citizen in distresso r danger special protection,but it cant be unlimited. There going to have to strike a balance. A 14-minute trailer for the film posted on YouTube sparked violence i n the Middle East,including an attack in Libya in which a U.S. ambassador was killed. Nakoula,a Coptic Christian and American citizen who served federal prison timef or check fraud,told The Associated Press in a short interview last week that he was involved in management and logistics for the anti-Islamic film. Federal officials,however,told the AP they have concluded he was behind the movie. Furor over the film has been widespread. Bahrain protesters usedT witter to organize demonstrations that included burning American f lags in the nation that hosts the U.S. Navys 5th Fleet. Pakistans conservative Islamist parties sento ut text messages,mosque announcements and made phone c alls to bring out protest crowds, including about 1,000 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar onS unday and hundreds who rushed the U.S. consulate in Karachi, sparking clashes with police in w hich one demonstrator was killed. es,we understand the First A mendment and all of this stuff, wrote Khalid Amayreh,a prominent Islamist commentator and blogger in Hebron on the West Bank. But you must also understand that theP rophet (for us more sacred than the American Constitution. In America,the government cant even order that the video be removed from YouTube. All it can do is ask. And so far,parent company Google has declined,saying thev ideo was within its guidelines for content. The company did restrict access to the video in certain countries,including Egypt,Libya and Indonesia,the worlds most popu-l ous Muslim nation. This can be a challenge because whats OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere,the company said in a statement. T hats precisely the point about the First Amendment,Armour said. The reason it is a constitutionally protected interest is precisely because it may prove unpopular,he said. Words and images dont justc onvey information,they are attached to consequences. Thats w hen we really have to ask ourselves,What price are we willing to pay for that First Amendmenti nterest?And these are the times that really test our convictions. I n 1975,former CIA agent Philip Agee published a book detailing agency operations and disclosing the names of a number of CIA agents working undercover over-s eas,Rosenthal said. Even in that instance,the U.S. g overnment didnt press criminal charges but instead revoked Agees passport and sued him for theb ooks profits. s not clear that there is,on the b ooks today,a law that makes what (Nakoula) did a crime,Rosenthal said. This is an extremely difficultp roblem. Indeed,federal officials have said they are looking at Nakoula only in t he context of whether he violated his probation for the fraud convict ion. Under terms of his sentence, he was banned from using computers or the Internet as part of his sentence. The probation issue gives the g overnment a relatively low visibility way of prosecuting him but not technically for what he said and how inflammatory it was,Armour said. It may be a way of splitting the baby. Free speech, religion clash over anti-Muslim film M ohammed Mohammed/Xinhua/Zuma Press Yemeni demonstrators climb up the front door of the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, capital of Yemen, Sept. 13. At least one protester was killed in clashes when Yemeni security forces tried to disperses hundreds of angry demonstrators who gathered around and inside the U.S. embassy as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world over a film ridiculing Islams Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said. RELIGION
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.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 morningw orship 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 TraditionalS ervice 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.David E. Richardson, senior pastor;Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4 400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.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.;SundayM orning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, email@example.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church 1850 U S 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825 (Saxon Hall in Reflection Community).Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Our goal:To Love Christ Love People.Sunday, 9 a.m.Sunday School;10 a.m.Worship;Communion is available each week.Thursday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. 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.; S unday 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. C amphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825;(863 453-5334;on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome 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, 1069 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 is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avo n Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING This is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost. Worship service with (openH oly Communion will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. His sermon will be based on the gospel reading of Mark 9:30-37. T hursday Bible study will be held with Sharon Palmer leading. Saturday,Nov. 3 the annual yard sale will be from 8a .m. to 2 p.m. Members are accepting items for the annual yard sale; no furniture. Contact Ed Graff,John Wade or Jim Fiedler to make arrangements for drop offi tems.Church of Buttonwood BayS EBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on A M odern Day Parable The Rich Foolon Sunday. The service is non-denominational,and open to all. The church is on U.S. 27, f our miles south of Highlands Regional Medical C enter. Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Beware of Prophets. The church is at 1320 C ounty Road 64,east of the A von Park High School,past t he four-way Stop sign. For more information,search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Man Your Positionat the Sunday morning service. TheW ednesday night Bible studi es are canceled until O ctober.Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver Sundaym ornings sermon, Welcoming the Lordwith Scripture from Mark 9:30-3 7. T he church is 1.7 miles w est of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Visit sebringemmanuel ucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday morning,the church celebrates the 17th Sunday after Pentecost. Pastor Robert R einhardt will deliver his s ermon,Enough Already, from James 3:13-4:10 and Mark 9:30-37. T uesday Night Bible Study with Pastor Bob will start the Book of Acts on Tuesday,Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., in the downstairs of the church,First Christian Church-Avon ParkA VON PARK Wednesday evening Bible study will be from the book of Philippians. There will be a potluck diner with a prayer time to follow; all are welcome. First Christian Church of Avon Park is 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Email firstchristianap@embarq-m ail.com with any questions or to request information. T he church website is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian C hurch (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coley and Linda Ellis. Communionw ill be served by Chris and Catherine Baker,Carol Chandler and Franny Goff. Greeting the congregation w ill be Peggy Cousins. The acolyte for the day is Heaven Kunsak. Working with Childrens Church will be Shirley Ann V.Wood andC arol Graves. The pastors sermon is titled Is your eye on earthly things?with Scripture from Philippians 3:17-21. T he church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.F irst Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,the pastorss ermon is titled Whats the Problem?based on Genesis 3:1-6 and Romans 5:12. I n the adult Sunday school class,the pastor is continui ng the series titled Faith Lessons of the Life and Ministry of the Messiahs ponsored by Focus on the Family.The lessons are f ilmed on location in Israel and narrated by historian/teacher Ray Vander Laan. Sundays two films will be Belvoir MisguidedF aithand En Gedi Living Water. Special music will be the mens trio singing It is We ll With My Soul. On Wednesday evening, adult Bible study will be le d by the pastor teaching How Do We Glorify God? The church is at 215 E. Circle St. First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Gods Planis the title of Sunday mornings sermon,given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.F irst United M ethodist Church of SebringS EBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryants sermon will be Stop and Gowith Scripture reading from Acts1 6:6-15. F amily Movie Night is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Youth Lounge showing Johnny. The church is downtown a t 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirs R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes relig ion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p .m. Monday for the following Fridas paper. Submit items between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the News-Sun for possible consideration; by fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail to News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. Continued on page 9B
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 21, 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.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellows hip 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863Dr. 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, primetimers,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 Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771.Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m.prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor:W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month.Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School 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, 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone:3857848, 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 Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. S unday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 385-2346. 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., AvonPark.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;4655253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School 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:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m.Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening 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 InternationalM inistries Network, a full gospel, nondenominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone:3140482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-6559163.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 lefting, 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 402-1684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday,7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m.Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:453-3345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.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, 338722113.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: firstname.lastname@example.org ;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 33870.3850107.Email:email@example.com, 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 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.Choirr ehearses 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone:453-6641 or e-mail: email@example.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;(863ve Austin, Bishop;Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gosp el Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.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 andG irls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday:Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870.The Rev.A.C. Bryant, pastor.Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m.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 Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing. The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday.Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone:655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. 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 tumc.com. Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be The Tears That Touched Jesus Heart,withS cripture from Luke 7:11-17. The service will include Jeannette Billings singing I Believand Robert Hull singing Something aboutt hat Name. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind PublixM emorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Heritage Worship Servicea nd the Celebration Service on the subject of Favorite S tories of the Bible. Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Flu shots will be available in the Ladies Bible classroom from 8:15 a.m. through 12:15p .m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Steadfast Thanks,is takenf rom Hebrews 12:18-29. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services. The Wednesday evenings ervice will be praise,prayer and Bible study. Next Sunday evening,Sept. 3 0,will be the end-of-themonth-sing and fellowship.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING Sunday morning,the Rev. Ronald DeG enaro Jr.s message will be Who is the Greatest! B iblical reference is from Mark 9:30-37. Church-wide Fellowship Meal is at noon Sunday. United Methodist Women will have a potluck luncheon at noon on Thursday. Nursery is provided at all services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING This Sunday morning,the pastor will p reach on Upside Down Kingdom. Sunday school will study God Promises An Awesome Thing,looking at the Scripture from Exodus 34:1-1 0.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchS EBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be Christ the King:Acceptor and Sinless. C ontinued from page 9B RELIGION M ore than 250 young people were crowded in a small auditorium to hear the lecture. The speaker stood out; maybe it wast he white doctors coat or maybe the long list of initials after his name,or maybe the glossy polish on his shoes and razors harp crease in his pants. The lecturer was talking to them about the dangers of brushing their teeth thats right,the dangers! H e talked at length about how toothbrushes could actually scrape pitsi nto the enamel of their teeth,providing a better place for bacteria to live.H e claimed that toothpaste actually changed the acidit y level of the mouth to a level that was great for bacterial growth and thatt oothpaste killed the good bacteria needed for healthy g ums. These youth,as most of us,brush our teeth daily never thinking we w ere doing harm. But what this man was claiming made sense and sounded logical. And as a result, some of these young peo-p le made a conscious decision to stop brushing their teeth. The above scene really did happen on a collegec ampus. So what about the impressive man? He was an actor,asked to con thes tudents by the professor in this experiment. The actors so-called resultsw ere outright lies. He was able to take totally unsusp ecting students and convince some of them that something they had knowna ll their lives as right was now untrue. I f the above mentioned students had been warned of the coming speaker and t he logiche was going to use,probably none of them would have given up their toothbrushes. As wise students,they would havec hecked it out. This incident calls our attention to a far greater threat of deception. Beware of false prophets,w ho come to you in sheeps clothing,but inwardly they are ravenous wolves(Matthew 7:15). Warnings. We need themi n every phase of our lives. Therefore,Gods Divine Word is replete from covert o cover with such. But there were also false prophets among the peo-p le,even as there will be false teachers among you, w ho will secretly bring in destructive heresies,even denying the Lord whob ought them,and bring on themselves swift destruct ion. And many will follow Check it out Mark of wisdom Guest Column Frank Parker S ee BEWARE,page 10B
C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, September 21, 2012www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 4 9 9 2 2 RELIGION BUSINESS Mercy Triumphs is topic of studyS EBRING James:MercyTriumphs study,by Beth Moore,will be featured at Monday evenings LadiesBible study,from 6-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 24 through Nov. 12,at Covenant Presbyterian Church inS ebring. James,Jesusown brother,started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever intoa disciple; and in the process,learn how you can put your own faith into action. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways James morec losely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with B eth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. Topics in this study include:joy,hardship, faith,reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom,gifts from above,single-minded-n ess,the dangers of the tongue,humility and prayer. Plus,Moore introduces a five-tiered study approach that she has never done before. F or more information,contact Beki Lievestro at 382-2428. Sign up in the Narthex so that a notebook can be preordered.Surprise Sunday at Bethel BaptistLAKE PLACID Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St.,will have Surprise Sunday beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 30. Among the surprises will be a surprise s peaker,pianist,singer,teacher,usher,hymnal,bulletin,parking place,seat and visitor. W hy not attend and be one of the surprise visitors. Guests will receive a warm,friendly welcome from the members of Bethel Baptist Church. Pastor John Hankins and members of B ethel Baptist Church welcome the public to be a part of these surprises and all future services. Contact the church office at 6339294. their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed(2 Peter 2:1,2). Listen again to Peter via the Holy Spirit,as also in all his [Paul] epistles,speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction,as they do also the rest of the Scriptures(2 Peter 3:16). The word,twist (NKJVdistort(NIV wrest(KJVtwist and misconstrue(ANTes as a severe warning because of the consequences. Vincents Word Studies says this about wrest:Only here in New Testament. Meaning,originally,to hoist with a windlass or screw; to twist or dislocate the limbs on a rack. It is a singularly graphic word applied to the perversion of scripture.Paul expressed great concern about the spiritual state of the saints in Galatia because some had perverted the gospel of Christ and had turned to false doctrines. (Galatians 1:6-9The fruit of this action was accursed; i.e. anathemadisfavor of Jehovah. To counter this sin of twisting the scriptures,we have the worthy example of the disciples in Berea, These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica,in that they received the word with all readiness,and searched the scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so(Acts 17:11 we have freedom of speech and religion in this country, doctrines abound that have their origin with men/women resulting in hundreds of denominations/sects. Check it out. A wise student of the Word of God will find that these doctrines have no Divine authority and will therefore reject them. However,tragically,many followers of these doctrines will not manifest the mindset of the Bereans search the scriptures. Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,rebuke, exhort,with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,but according to their own desires,because they have itching ears,they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth,and be turned aside to fables(2 Timothy 4:2-4). Warnings,of course,are for good if we will heed them. Pauls son in the faith and faithful evangelist,preacher of the gospel was exhorted, O,Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. ..(1 Timothy 6:20,21). Efforts are ever increasing to identify evolution as science,yet this is an oxymoron. Science means knowledgeand there is no knowledge in evolution just theory and speculation. Then those who have strayed from the faithtry to sell theistic evolutionas an alternative. Check it out. Now back to the example of the Bereans and their desire to search the scriptures.Such wisdom always brings forth good fruit: Therefore many of them believed,and also not a few of the Greeks,prominent women as well as men (Acts 17:12 audience in Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:42-49 ifested the same mindset and good results came forth. There is a great need today also to check it out. Frank Parker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Continued from page 9B Beware those who twist truth Snapshots O nce,a lady was bitten by a dog with rabies. Her minister,knowing that hydrophobia was an incurable disease, called on her and tactfullys uggested that she write down her last wishes before the vicious disease took its toll. She agreed and began writing while he waited. Shew rote and wrote and wrote. Finally,the preacher inquired about the document. Thats a rather long will, isnt it? The lady replied,s w riting a will? This is a list of all the people I intend to b ite! Have you ever heard of the Golden Rule? It states, Do unto others as you would have them do unto y ou.It is derived from the words of Jesus in Luke 6:31, reat others the same way you want them to treat you. Simply put,we should dot hings to and for other people that we,in turn,would l ike done to and for us. However,as much as we might not like to admit it,t his is often easier said than done. I n recent times,you may have heard what some call the New and ImprovedG olden Rule.It states,Do unto others BEFORE they do u nto you.Sound familiar? Perhaps,the reason this rule is so popular is that ita ppeals to ones sense of selfishness. In other words, It is far easier to put my interests above yours,and if that means hurting you before you hurt me,then so be it. H owever,this attitude is not what Jesus Christ taught. H e not only said in Matthew 22:39,...You shall love your neighbor as yourself,b ut He also taught to, ...love your enemies and p ray for those who persecute y ou,in Matthew 5:44. Now, I do not know about you,but I sometimes find that incredibly hard to do. Sure,it is easy to love those who arel oveable,but it is as hard as a brick wall to love those who do not return or even accept our love for them. Nevertheless,loving both thel oveable and the not-so-loveable might just give us a glimpse into the mind ofC hrist who loves the whole world but is not loved by the whole world. T he lesson we must learn and apply is simple. Jesus w ants us to have the same selfless,unconditional love for others that He had nearly2 ,000 years ago when He died on a cross for you and m e. All it takes from us is an attitude change. So,how is your attitude? K evins Komments, by Kevin Patterson, is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 S ebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Find it on the Internet a t www.sebringcoc.com, or email email@example.com. New and improved Golden Rule? Kevins Komments K evin Patterson Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 By MICHAEL LIEDTKE A P Technology WriterSAN FRANCISCO Yahoo has completed al ong-awaited $7.6 billion deal with Chinas Alibaba Group,generating a windfall that could help ease the pain of Yahoo shareholdersw ho have endured the compans foibles during the past few years. After Yahoo distributes most of the proceeds to its shareholders,its recentlyh ired CEO Marissa Mayer will still have an extra $1.3 b illion to finance acquisitions or hire new talent as she tries revive the compa-n s revenue growth. Tuesdays resolution c omes four months after Yahoo Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. outlined the details of a complex transaction that took moret han two years of on-again, off-again negotiations to h ammer out. The deal will giveAlibaba greater autonomy as it pre-p ares to pursue an initial public offering of stock w ithin the next three years, while rewarding Yahoo for one of the few moves thath as gone right for the troubled company in the past few years. Y ahoo paid $1 billion for a 40 percent stake in A libaba in 2005 and is now reaping a huge return. Alibaba is paying $7.1 billion in cash and stock to buy back half of Yahoos hold-i ngs. Another $550 million is being paid to Yahoo under a revised technology and patent licensing agreement with Alibaba. After paying taxes,Yahoo estimates it will pocketa bout $4.3 billion to supplement the $1.9 billion in cash t he company had as of June 30. Yahoo,which is based in Sunnyvale,Calif.,plans to spend about $3 billion of the Alibaba proceeds buyingb ack its own stock in the upcoming months,leaving M ayer with some financial flexibility to pay for other items on her turnarounda genda. This yields a substantial r eturn for investors while retaining a meaningful amount of capital within thec ompany to invest in future growth,Mayer said in a statement. T he decision on how to handle the proceeds may h ave reflected a compromise between Mayer and Yahoos board. Before hiring Mayer away from Google in July,Yahooh ad pledged to distribute virtually all of the proceeds from the Alibaba sale to its shareholders. But the company wavered from that stance last month when it filed regulatory doc-u ments disclosing that Mayer was considering h olding on to the money to help carry out her vision for Yahoo. Without providing specifics,the documents said Mayer was mulling possible acquisitions. A nalysts have speculated that Mayer may try to make a big splash by putting together a takeover offer for one of the Internets hotw ebsites,such as online scrapbook Pinterest or c heck-in service Foursquare Another big payoff looms for Yahoo when Alibabag oes public,an event expected by the end of 2015. Alibaba,which owns C hinas version of eBay and e-commerce sites,has the r ight to buy back half of Yahoos remaining 23 percent stake before the IPO. Yahoo then could chose to sell its remaining Alibabas tock after the shares begin trading. Alibaba currently has a market value of about $40 billion,based on the prices paid for the stock that the company recently sold tor aise enough money to finance the Yahoo deal. Y ahoo,in contrast,has a market value of less than $20 billion. Yahoo closes $7.6 billion deal with Alibaba Group MCT M arissa Mayer was hired as CEO of Yahoo in July in an effort to help revive the struggling Internet giant. By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP AP Business WriterNEW YORK FedEx Corp. says the global economy is stalling,and its going to get worse next year. The conditions are shrinking earnings at the worlds second-largest package delivery company. Factories are making fewer items for FedEx to ship and customers are opting for cheaper delivery options to save money. FedEx on Tuesday cut its outlook for global growth and industrial production while slashing the forecast for company earnings. And CEO Fred Smith suggested trade has slowed to levels seen during the last two significant economic downturns. Its more evidence that the global economy has a way to go to a full recovery. Several countries in Europe are in recession and the U.S. is struggling with high unemployment and weaker manufacturing growth. And Smith said some experts have underestimated the severity of the slowdown in exports from China,where FedEx has invested heavily over the last several years, adding new planes to export goods and expanding its hubs and network. FedExs forecasts are closely watched for signals of future economic health. Its results provide insight into the global economy because of the number of products it ships and the number of countries in which it does business. Bigger rival UPS said in July that it expects the global economy to get worse before it gets better. UPS also cut its earnings forecast. The slow pace of economic recovery is hurting FedEx because it relies on sharp spurts of demand to feed its air network. Demand for air freight is usually strong coming out of a period of slow economic growth,because retailers have whittled down their inventory and need to replenish quickly when demand picks up. The current recovery in the U.S. is the slowest since World War II. FedEx lowered its expectations for U.S. economic growth to 2.2 percent in 2012 and 1.9 percent next year. FedEx says economy is stalling, cuts global growth outlook
C M Y K By ALLEN G. BREED Associated PressIn the foreword of A Case for Solomon,Margaret Dunbar Cutright declares that in choosing to share this story,I had hurled open the family closet and was yanking out its skeletons. I was betraying,and dividing,my own family. From the outset,she and co-author Tal McThenia telegraph the conclusion of this nonfiction legal thriller. Even so,the story is so fraught with,as McThenia puts it, incredulous questions,the reader is compelled to forge ahead,in the vain hope that the main characters will somehow come to their senses. The book details the Aug. 23,1912,disappearance of 4year-old Bobby Dunbar in Opelousas,La. Cutright first heard the story in the fifth grade of how her grandfather had vanished during a family outing,and how he was recovered eight months later in Mississippi in the company of William Cantwell Walters,a roving tinker from North Carolina. The case was a national sensation the subject of newsreels,songs and even a vaudeville play.When the son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped in 1932,reporters came knocking on Robert Dunbars door for comment. Growing up,Cutright whose father was Robert Dunbar Jr. had no reason to question the story. It wast until her brother died and she inherited a family scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings about the case that she began to have doubts. As she dug deeper into the story,Cutright located the defense file from Walters trial,bulging with telegrams, affidavits and letters. A slew of witnesses had placed Walters and the boy miles away in Mississippi at the time of Bobbys disappearance. Walters had steadfastly maintained that the boy with whom he was traveling was Bruce Anderson,the son of a woman who worked for his family back in North Carolina not the missing son of Percy and Lessie Dunbar. At the time,Bruces mother,Julia Anderson,was portrayed by much of the press as a loose woman. She was vilified when she didnt recognize her son when they were first reunited although Lessie Dunbar also could not at first swear that the found boy was Bobby. Most newspapers and the court sided with the respectable,middle-class Dunbars. In their book,McThenia and Cutright do much to rehabilitate Julia Anderson, and to illustrate just how thin the veneer of respectability can be. The book grew out of a March 2008 public radio piece McThenia produced for This American Life. Cutright had already assembled the skeletal structure; McThenia added flesh and sinew. Their research is exhaustive. You can feel the pull of the boot-sucking mud of the swamp where Bobby disappeared,sense the damp of Walterscell at the St. Landry Parish Jail,smell the sweat and cigar smoke of the packed courtroom. If anything,the detail is sometimes almost too much. The books subtitle Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation suggests that a crime was indeed committed back in 1912. But was Bobby or Bruce the real kidnap victim? Thanks to DNA testing,we get a definitive answer. But, as McThenia suggests,that answer in this story,for this boy,is not so clear-cut. This is a story of loss:one mothers agonizing surrender to it,and another mothers terrified,scorched-earth fight against it,he writes. It is a story of the ferocious,selfless,and seemingly irrational maternal instinct to protect a child. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 21, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 9 9 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: I am a 31year-old wife and mother.M y husband,Jake,works 40-plus hours a week,while I am a stay-at-home mom. My daughter,who is almost 3,keeps me on my toes. I n the evenings and on weekends,Jake does yard work or works in the garden. I hate it because Im with our daughter all day, every day,and he expectsm e to watch her while hes outside working. I dislike yard and garden work and dont like being outside unless I am com-p letely comfortable. I also have health/physical issues t hat keep me from being as active as I would like. Every weekend I feel my resentment and anger growing over this issue. J ake says it is necessary for us to have a garden,and I agree. But why must I have all the responsibility of caring for our daughtere ven on weekends? Id like it if Jake would stay in with u s and give up on some of the outside activities. This is something we arguea bout at least once a week. What do you suggest? Second to a Shrub in O regon Dear Second to a S hrub: While tending to the yard and the garden may be necessary,it is also very important for your husband to devote somet ime to nurturing his relationship with his daughter. Mention that fact to him, and while youre at it,tell him she should be at least as important to him as the tomato plants and the zin-n ias. You should not be saddled with all the child care r esponsibilities 24/7. Marriages are like gardens. If there not given care and feeding,they will wither as yours appears tob e doing. Dear Abby: Im engaged and being married soon. I have always had very closen on-romantic relationships with males. I was raised around guys,so its natural for me. People told me that when I fell in love with someone it would be easier to let my male friendships fall by the wayside. This hasnt been the case. These friendships are the ones I prefer now more than ever. The conversations are better. I find men more emotionally stable thanw omen. They also let me talk without interrupting to give their opinions asw omen do. I love my fiance dearly a nd he has been incredibly understanding about this, but I can tell it upsets him. I h ave been known to talk all night with friends,especiall y when Im overwhelmed. My fiance is hurt that I dont come to him with these issues,but hes in medical school and has hiso wn stress. Do I need to eliminate t hese friendships that come so naturally to me for the sake of my husband-to-be?I s it inappropriate for me to have close male friends a fter Im married? Prefers Men Dear Prefers Men: Why a re you presenting the issue as all or nothing? Its not. Nor is it inappropriate for you to keep close male friendships after you marry because that has been your lifelong practice. However,I do think some behavior modification is in order. The first thing yous hould do is cut out the allnight dump sessions with t hese men. For one thing,the man y ou marry should be your best friend and the person you go to first to express your concerns when youre overwhelmed. This is parto f intimacy,and he may be feeling hurt and shut out because you are denying that to him. For another,he may have c oncerns of his own that hed like to discuss with you. Being on the phone all night talking to someone else is really neglectful of the man you love. D ear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Weekend gardener nurtures plants more than family Dear Abby By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticY ouve seen the buddy cop movie a million times before, especially the mismatched buddy cop movie. Having the police officers come fromd ifferent racial backgrounds is an especially tried-and-true element of this genre; it allows them to make fun of each other for the way they talk,the stuff they like,thea ctivities that take up their free time. Is good for a relia ble laugh,in theory. Youve also seen the found-footage movie a mil-l ion times before,beginning with the precedent-setting Blair Witch Projectin 1999 and again in recent years following the success of the low-budget 2007 horror film aranormal Activity.Ac haracter carries a camera around everywhere,docum enting everything,or maybe a camera just happens to be rolling and it captures secreto r strange goings-on we wouldnt be privy to otherw ise. Its a conceit that reflects the narcissism of the iPhone generation. Whyw ouldnt we record everything we do? Everything we do matters. A ll of this brings us to End of Watch,which comb ines these two approaches: Its a racially mismatched buddy cop movie in which the cops record their daily activities while on patrol,f rom mercilessly teasing each other in the squad car between calls to tracking bad guys through the dangerous streets and narrow alleyways of South Central Los Angeles. B ut admittedly,the foundfootage aesthetic infuses the f ilm with both intimacy and vibrancy; it creates the illusion that what were watching is unscripted,and so we feel like we dont knoww hats going to happen from one moment to the next. And co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena have such tremendous chemistry withe ach other,they make you want to ride alongside them a ll day,despite the many perils in store. As they insistently goof on each other in oftenh ilarious fashion,their banter reveals not just an obvious a nd believable brotherly bond but also the kind of gallows humor necessary to make theh orrors of their profession tolerable. This is also familiar territ ory for David Ayer,who has extensively explored the c omplexities of the LAPD and the crime-infested parts of town its officers cover in films hes written and cowritten (Training Day, Dark Blue,S.W.A.T.) or directed (Harsh Times, Street Kings). Here,he suggests hes developed a deep appreciation for what these men and women do. End of Watchisnt a propa-g anda film by any means its officers still make some q uestionable decisions and go looking for trouble where they shouldnt but the greater good of the department and an unflagging senseo f fraternal loyalty are paramount. Gyllenhaals Brian Taylor and Penas Mike Zavala obviously care greatly for eacho ther and will always have one anothers back,long before weddings and babies g ive these patrol partners formal opportunities to say so. B rian is taking a filmmaking class on the side,so not only does he carry a camcorder all day,he also places tiny,imperceptible cameraso n his and Miks uniform shirts. Add to that the many cameras already attached to various parts of their squad car and its a multimediaw onderland. Sometimes this aesthetic can be exciting,as i n the tricky high-speed chase that opens the film from the perspective of the dashboard;o ther times its intentionally dizzying and even headachei nducing. At other times, Ayer abandons this conceit entirely for an aerial shot oft he downtown skyline or a love scene. The inconsistency is distracting; either go with i t,or dont. End of Watchfollows B rian and Mike through a series of seemingly disconnected calls,each of which results in a success for this intrepid young team. T hey begin receiving acclaim within their division, even from the cold,no-nonsense female team (Cody Horn and a very different America Ferrera,both very good) and the bitter,jadedv eteran (David Harbour,who gets one great,angry and prof ane monologue). But they also attract the attention of a power-hungry, stereotypical Mexican street gang,which may have ties toe ven more powerful forces south of the border. From the brutal daily violence to the dramatic final act,End of Watchitselfr emains thrilling and uncompromising. C ourtesy Scott Garfield/MCT J ake Gyllenhaal (rightfers in End of Watch. End of Watch breathes life into familiar genre Movie Review End of Watch Rating: R (strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language includ-i ng sexual references and s ome drug use) Running time: 108 minutes Review: (of 4 Book brings gripping 1912 kidnapping to life
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, September 21, 2012 Fire FactsThe United States Fire Administration (USFA) believes that fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. Here are some simple facts that explain the particular characteristics of fire.Fire is fast.In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get comp letely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house. In minutes,a house can be engulfed in flames. If you wake up to a fire, you wont have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.Fire is hot.A fires heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this superhot air will scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once:this is called flashover.Fire is dark.Fire starts bright,but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home youve lived in for years.Fire is deadly.Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy,disoriented and short of breath. The odorless,colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape. Your Best DefenseAccording to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),working smoke alarms are your best chance for escaping a home fire. They can alert you to a fire 24 hours a day,seven days a week, whether youre awake or asleep.11 p.m. to 7 a.m. are the peak alarm times for home fire deaths when people tend to be asleep and the house is likely to be dark.On average,families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. The NFPA says that in the U.S.,almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with inoperable smoke alarms or no smoke alarms. In reported home fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate:Half of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. Nuisance alarms were the leading reason for disconnected smoke alarms. Almost one-quarter (23 percent the smoke alarm failures were due to dead batteries. Only seven percent of the failures were due to hardwired power source problems,including disconnected smoke alarms,power outages and power shut-offs.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesF AMILY FEATURES No one likes to think about b ad things happening to their home or family. But things like home fires do happen more often than you might think. Home fires kill an average of seven people every day,and they cause billions of dollars in property damage. We know fire safety is important to families,said Michelle Atkinson,Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America. Energizer is proud to partner with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and 6,400 fire departments around the country in their longstanding commitment to spreading the lifesaving message of fire safety andpreparednesswithtipslikethese. Here are some easy steps you and your family can take to protect your home and each other,and to understand the basics of fire safety.Fire Safety ChecklistInstall smoke alarms on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area. Best location On the ceiling in the center of the room, at least 12 inches from any wall.Second best location On a wall 12 inches below the ceiling. Test alarms once a month. To reach it,stand on a chair or use a broom handle,and push the units test button. If you dont hear anything,the battery is probably dead. If the unit still doesnt sound after youve changed the ba ttery,replace it with a new smoke alarm. Change batteries at least once a year. The clock change for daylight saving time is an easy way to remember to change your batteries,as well. Install a fire extinguisher in or near the kitchen.Use a multi-purpose fire extinguisher suitable for use on multiple flammable materials.Check the pressure regularly to make sure its at the recommended level. Keep flashlights with fresh batteries at your bedside for help in finding the way out and signaling for help in the event of a fire. Develop and practice an emer gency escape plan.You can download a free Escape Plan Grid at www.energizer.com to help. For 25 years,Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have been spreading the life-saving reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks for the end of daylight saving time, and please remind your friends,family and neighbors to do the same. Change Your Clock Change Your Batteryis part of the Energizer campaign thats positivenergy which combines a commitment to performance in products and responsibility in partnerships and programs that make a positive impact on the world. Learn more at www.energizer.com.