The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 10-05-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, October 6-7, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 123 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 90 74C omplete Forecast PAGE #A A couple of showers or thunderstorms F orecast Question: Do you plan on attending of this weekends local events? Next question: Who won Wednesday nights debate? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 24.7% No 75.3% T otal votes: 77 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A D ear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRIING It was a full house in the jury assembly room at thec ourthouse Wednesday morning. Fifteen former Avon Park police officers were sworn in as deputy sheriffs. Mayor Sharon Schuler,City Clerk C heryl Tietjen,and AP city councilors Paul Miller and Brenda Gray were on hand to congratulate the 13 men and two women. Im very proud of every one of you. You look so handsome,Schuler said during the ceremony. Please understand,I wish you well in any endeavor,and please accept my best wishes. APPD officers sworn in to HCSO Hard-earned winL ady Streaks win five-set t hriller against Kathleen SPORTS, 1BSyria in conflictO rigins of the brewing civil w ar and its effect on us LIVING, 12BCentennial concertR ush of Fools to perform on C ircle next Saturday PAGE2 A Going green News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS H iram Obregons wife (top photomer Avon Park Police Officers became Highlands County Sheriffs Office deputies on Wednesday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Newly sworn in deputies check out their badges during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Highlands County Courthouse. See HCSO,page page 3A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Historic is one word that can be used when describing the Wells Motor Company establishment at 1600 U.S. 27 South. Established in 1931,the business has continued to grow and mature over the eight decades it has been in existence. A family-owned and operated car dealership, Wells Motor Company has come through some of the roughest economic times and still managed to run a successful business by keeping with the work ethic of the Wells family. Internet Sales Manager Michael Linkenbach is one of many proud employees at Wells. Linkenbach has taken up another role currently and has worked to create the Wells Motor Founders Days events. Wells Motor Co. celebrates eight decades of history By LARRY LEVEY News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Its a strange mix,the 2012 Avon Park Oktoberfest and a performance on Avon Park history. But on Saturday,Oct. 13,thats exactly what will happen. The history event is a monologue written and performed by Jimmie Garner Butts, who taught in Avon Park schools for 30 years before retiring. Dressed in a period dress,wearing a bonnet and carrying a APs Historical Ambassador to put on shows at Oktoberfest Courtesy photo of ELAINE LEVEY Waiting to board the train to take her back through Avon Park history is Mrs. Oliver Crosby, wife of the founder of Avon Park. She is played by Jimmie Garner Butts, wholl be offering a onewoman show on the history of the community during this years Oktoberfest. See BUTTS,page 5A See WELLS,page 5A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING An increase of burglary crimes all overS outh Florida have made their way into Central F lorida,including Highlands County. Highlands County S heriffs Office Public Information Officer Nell Hays spoke Thursday morni ng describing what law enforcement officials have i dentified as the Felony Lane Gangcrimes. The crimes involve car burglaries specifically targeting women and their purses.A ccording to Hays and law enforcement,the burglaries occur in public places where women often leave their purses and wallets seemingly safe in their vehicles while they briefly enter an establish-m ent. ve had several cases t he investigating detective feels fit that criteria,Hays said. Victimschecks have been cashed in places other than in Highlands County. H ays said at least five crimes that have occurred recently in the county fall under the Felony Lane umbrella. Criminals breaki nto vehicles,steal checks and driver licenses or ID cards,then drive through banksouter lanes and cash the checks. The Felony Laneis the lane that is farthest from the bank window,which is usually the most difficult for tellers to make positive idenFelony Lane crimes on rise Women urged not to leave purses in cars See THIEVES,page 5A Page 2A


C M Y K D ust filled the air as a group of U.S. soldiers k icked off a Jan. 8 pickup football game in southern Afghanistan. But unbe-k nownst to the deployed American troops,terror was o n the horizon. Soldiers from the Armys 1st Stryker Brigade CombatT eam,including Sgt. Stephen Stoops,23,were tossing around the football d uring some downtime on their isolated base when l oud noises brought the game to an abrupt halt. e didnt know what it was at first,Sgt. Stoops told The UnknownS oldiers.It sounded just like a bunch of fireworks going off. As the Americans quickly realized,a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform was shooting int heir direction. With their weapons out of reach,all t he stunned group could do was frantically take cover. Run away,get away ... there shooting at us, Stoops remembers a fellows oldier yelling. As chaos ensued,Stoops, a married father of one from Port Orchard,Wash., realized two fellow soldiersh ad been wounded. It then became horribly apparent that their attacker,who hadnt stopped firing,was still out for blood. The guy started walking over (the wounded U.S. troops) and shooting them w hile they were lying on the ground,Stoops said. Then he saw me yelling at him,and he started (shooting) at me. Stoops ran to the bases fortified entry control point,w here he encountered Sgt. Jacob Lewis,who was handed a weapon by one of the guards. After Stoops managed to find a weapon of his own,he darted back toward the site of their foot-b all game,which was now a blood-soaked battlefield. Sgt. Lewis and I decided we were going to flank him,Stoops said. The brave soldiers shot the gunman,who was stillt rying to get back up when Stoops,who said he was out of ammunition,repeatedly hit the killer with a machine gun and kicked hisw eapon away. Finally,the a ttacker lay motionless,not far from the football the s oldiers dropped in the dust when they were startled by the first shots. W ith the threat eliminated,Lewis and Stoops frantic ally turned to their wounded comrades. Lewis tended to Spc. John Bolan,whileS toops tried to stop the bleeding of Pfc. Dustin Napier,who was shot in his l eg,neck,and chin. I couldnt find a pulse, S toops said. So I kind of ... just put my hands on his neck to try and keep some sort of pressure on it. I was screaming I need a medicthe whole time, he added. Pfc. Napier,20,of London,Ky.,died from his wounds. The tragic loss of the popular,caring soldier, who was enjoying a gameo f football with his brothers in arms moments before he w as shot,devastated the unit. It was really hard on the platoon when we were down there,Stoops said,w hile adding that a memorial service held after the soldiers returned from Afghanistan honored Napier Page 2ANews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.com Oct. 3 131425263739x:5Next jackpot $7 millionSept. 29 101521283541x:3 Sept. 26 1316192538x:4 Oct. 3 210232736 Oct. 2 418192328 Oct. 1 1120212233 Sept. 30 410111535 Oct. 3 (n 7349 Oct. 3 (d 3044 Oct. 2 (n 2807 Oct. 2 (d 6280 Oct. 3(n 304 Oct. 3 (d 384 Oct. 2(n 000 Oct. 2 (d 228 Oct. 2 11014256 Sept. 28 3610267 Sept. 25 62036425 Sept. 21 52022271 Oct. 3 1723365559 PB: 10Next jackpot $40 millionSept. 29 1418282957 PB: 8 Sept. 26 1326394142 PB: 10 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Wash out repair completedSEBRING Highlands County Road and Bridge Department has completed the repairs to the washout and has re-opened Payne Road at Tree Farm. For further information,call the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 4026529.LPPD offers CPR, First Aid classesLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Police Department will offers its next CPR class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,Oct. 30. The First Aid class will follow at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 6. Both classes are $45 or either class alone for $30.Masonic Lodge will do child IDsSEBRING Masonic District 25 will be doing child IDs for children up to 18 years of age at Home Depot,2303 U.S. 27 North, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participation is free of charge. Participants will get a CD with your childs pictures,voice,fingerprints, emergency information and DNA.Ballroom Dancers gather SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host a dance from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall of Eastside Christian Church. The theme for the evening will be American Bandstand Memories,featuring professional DJs Mike and Peg Johnston from Tampa. Mike and Peg will be playing ballroom favorites and will have The Strollfeatured during the intermission. Refreshments will be served,and water and soda are available throughout the evening. Fellowship hall is three miles east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27,and everyone is welcome.Humane Society will host Doggie IdolsSEBRING The Humane Society presents the Doggies IdolsContest. Enter your dog from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in front of Belks at Lakeshore Mall. There are four categories: cutest,or best-looking; best dressed; tricksters (the dog does some kind of trick); and,a look-a-like (a dog looks like its owner or maybe there dressed the same; or maybe there are two dogs that look alike or maybe your dog looks like a famous dog). There will be a small, medium and large winner for each category. All 12 winners will have their pictures in the new 2013 Humane Society Calendar. The entry fee is $10 or pre-registration before Saturday for $8,at the Humane Society. Winners will be determined by $1 votes. Come out and see these beautiful dogs parade on the runway to the stage. Support your favorite dogs while at the same time supporting the Humane Society. For further information,call 655-1522. MegaSoundz play at AMVETSSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with MegaSoundz from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. COMMUNITYBRIEFS The game of their lives Photo courtesy of Sgt. Michael Blalack U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen Stoops (righteceives the Bronze Star with Valor at Alaskas Fort Wainwright for the heroism he displayed during a Jan. 8 attack on his base in southern Afghanistan. See SOLDIER,page 5A C ourtesy photo T he Highlands County Sheriffs Office would like to contact the person here, photographed from a surveillance camera at a Pensacola bank, in hopes he may be able to p rovide additional information on mail and checks stolen from Glisson Animal Supply last month. Special to the News-SunS EBRING The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is requesting assistance from the public in attempt to identify the sub-j ect suspected in stealing mail and checks. On Sept. 13,2012,sheriffs deputies responded to Glisson Animal Supply,4545 US 27 South,on a complaint ofs tolen mail. Within the mail that was s tolen were two checks made out to Glissons, which were subsequentlya ltered and cashed at two different banks in the P ensacola area. The investigation is continuing to determine if additional checks may have been included in the stolen mail,b ut to date the Sheriffs Office is only aware of t hese two that have been cashed. A surveillance camera at one of the Pensacola banks p hotographed a subject cashing one of the altered checks. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office would like to contact this p erson in hopes he may be able to provide additional information on the stolen mail. Anyone who may know the individual in the photosi s requested to contact the H ighlands County Sheriffs O ffice Criminal I nvestigations Unit at 4027250 and speak with S ergeant Mike Delaney. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous and be e ligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland C rime Stoppers at 1-8002 26-TIPS(8477or contact the agency via the Interneta t www.heartlandc rimestoppers.com. A nonymity is guaranteed. Stolen mail, checks being investigated By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The 100 year celebration of Sebring will be kicked off next week with a free concert for the community put on by a well-knownn on-profit organization. Circle of Truth Ministries h as worked diligently to make sure Sebrings Centennial Week starts offw ith a bang. The organization will hold its annual big conc ert Saturday,Oct. 13. The concert will run in conjunction with Centennial events,according to co-coordinator Dee Andrews.A ndrews,along with Adam Martin and a number of other v olunteers,have prepared a great show for guests. Each month we have conc erts in the restaurant (Dees Place) but those are usually f or the older crowds. This will be different; its our big concert. We have our big con-c ert only once a year because of the funding it takes to get it done,Andrews explained. T he concert will feature contemporary Christian m usic for attendees of all ages and faiths. Circle of Truth Ministries has lined up local performers and ministers as well as a big nameg roup to provide inspiration and entertainment. The pre-show will have music by Michi and D-Quick. Our opening act is Justus Martin. She is a local singer. We will have Dustin Woods,t he executive pastor at Grace Bible Church,speaking to the c rowd,Andrews said. The main act for the Circle of Truth Ministries concert is the well-known group,Rush of Fools. The contemporaryC hristian/rock group has performed together since 2005 and found stardom with their 2007 hit Undo. The fiveRush of Fools to perform at Centennial concert Circle of Truth Ministries show set for Oct. 13 See CONCERT,page 8A MIAMI (APWith parts of South Florida on pace for record annual rain-f all,water managers are dealing with high water issues on Lake Okeechobee and in the Everglades. The Miami Herald r eports federal engineers on Wednesday ordered drainage gates opened wider after water levels climbed nearly a half-foot even though theve been releasing water for two weeks. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it couldt ake another three weeks to a month for the water to drop to more seasonal levels in the Everglades. The Army Corps of E ngineers plan calls for Lake Okeechobees water levels to stay between 12.5 feet and 15.5 feet above sea level. It was at 15.69 feet on Wednesday.Through September,Miami recorded 79.51 inches of rain. High water in Lake Okeechobee, Everglades


C M Y K Special to the News-SunS EBRING On Sept. 29, members of the Sons of the American Legion Squad 74m ade a presentation to American Legion Post 74 of a restored World War II 50 caliber machine gun. The machine gun,donated to the Veteran Services Office and passed along as ap roject for the American Legion for restoration,took m ore than a year to refurbish. A paper trail on the gun w as conducted and shows that the machine gun was i ssued to the Department of the Navy prior to WWII. Records indicate it was a ssigned to Flotilla Six in the Philippine Islands. The gun was used during the Cuban Missile Crisis,and eventually was impoundedb y the Miami Florida Police Department following a c riminal investigation. Officials with that department asked that the gun beg iven to a Veteran Services Office. D ue to the liability risk to the county,it was determined that the water-cooled rapid fire machine gun should be donated to a localv eteran organization. The American Legion Post 74 v olunteered to take on the expensive and time consuming project to demilitarize t he gun,and bring its appearance up to WWII military standards. S pearheading the refurbishing committee was Sons o f the American Legion member Darryl Marsh. The gun was sanded, welded,and painted,honoring the soldiers from WorldW ar II. The completed monument is now on display at 5 28 N. Pine St.,in front of Post 74. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 2012Page 3A Sheriff Susan Benton,who s wore the new deputies into the department,expressed h er admiration. She welcomed of the finest men and womento the force,and thanked Avon Park for its vision,adding, Change is extremely difficult for everyone. S he said that she was proud of how well the new deputies are adapting tos erving in a new agency and how quickly they moved t hrough the application process. An agency is only as g ood as the peoples trust in it,Benton said. e have all kinds of r ules and regulations. We hold ourselves responsible. B ecause they know the dos and donts (of the Sheriffs Office),unit supervisors and line sergeants are the ones that make or break an organ-i zation. ou all are the pivotal point. Congratulations. Some of 15 deputies still await the last two days of specialized training. Most however,are expected to be o ut patrolling the streets by today. None will be assigned t o Avon Park,at least in the foreseeable future. Benton also thanked and congratulated her human resources staff,who helpedt he new deputies get processed in two months. t know how we managed to be ready for the start of a new fiscal year, she said, but we did. It has to be a historical record, w orking though the process so fast. It took drive and t enacity. Two deputy sheriffs were honored for their promotions to sergeant,Anthony McGann and Scott Williams. M cGanns mother pinned on his new badge during the traditional ceremony. Ow,McGann said,as his mother accidentally speared him. Continued from page 1A Photo by KATARA SIMMONS F ifteen former Avon Park Police Officers became the Highlands County Sheriffs Offices newest deputies Wednesday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Avon Park Mayor Sharon Schuler, and AlJoe Hinson, retired teacher and NAACP chapter president, sit in the audience Wednesday as former APPD officers become d eputy sheriffs. HCSO on patrol in Avon Park Restored World War II machine gun finds new home Courtesy photo Members of the Sons of the American Legion Squad 74 presented a restored World War II 50 caliber machine gun to American Legion Post 74 in Sebring. There for the present ation were (back row, from left) Randy Sallis, S.A.L. Commander Gene Murphy, Wayne Arnado, Gary Clayton, Daryl Marsh and Ed Bates, Post commander; (front row, from left) Bill Martin, William Newbold, Bill LeMay and Joe Costello. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELE ditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Its the moochers vs. the 1 percent,the patriots vs. thep eaceniks,realAmericans vs. otherAmericans. Unless our candidate wins, were doomed. We dont buy it. This electoral season,the first presi-d ential race since the Citizens United decision,has p roduced more divisive campaign ads than ever before, and the frustratingly weake conomy has raised the anxiety level over the nations f uture. But candidates and the electorate seem to agree on urgent priorities the what, if not the how. T he national debt is out of control and must be fixed. The recovery has been weak, more and better jobs are des-p erately needed. The immigration system is broken and must be reformed. Our schools need help. Whoever wins will have to make tough decisions over how to repairM edicare and Social Security. C ommitted ideologues aside,most voters arent looking for a conservative orl iberal approach to these issues. They want fair and w orkable solutions. Thats what the campaign ought to be about. ... Yet for all the differences, major questions remain. MittR omney rebuffs calls for a balancedapproach to the b udget raising revenue and reducing spending. But his detailed,59-point economic plan dodges the tough questions on how to do it. P resident Barack Obama, for his part,has not made clear how he would tackle Medicare and Social Security to make these programs mores ustainable. As the presidential debates continue,undecided voters should be looking for answers on these and other key questions. R omney has been so vague on specifics that its hard to k now what he really believes. Obama still has to show exactly how he would changeh is approach to make a second term and his relations w ith Congress better than his first term. At this point, neither candidate has this election in the bag. A n editorial from the Miami Herald. Still looking for answers Attend enough campaign rallies and listen to enough of those myopponent-stinks commercials and you could come away convinced that thec ountry is hopelessly divided and fearf ul. Leader needs to help students work with their headsEditor: Electing a new school superintendent would appear to be limited to local politics,but I hope Highlands County vot-e rs will see it from a global perspective. I lived and worked in several developing countries helping to move them from Third to First-World status. Thirty years ago,one could find American delegates at international development conferences talking about what would happen to the United States if we actually succeeded in helping developing countries to develop. With the invention of container ships,the transportation barrier disappeared. It seemed as if billions of competing low-cost foreign workers were now right next door competing with American workers. By 1980,those of us in a position to see these changes coming concluded that the only hope for our workforce was to stop fighting automation and globalization. Instead,we needed an immediate and huge investment in education and training so the next generation of Americans worked with their heads rather than their muscles. To say that it did not happen would be an understatement. By 2008,the United States became the only developed nation with a higher percent of 55to 64-year-olds who had graduated from high school than 25to 34-year-olds. We were losing ground. Faced with small-picture leadership at the state and national levels,local voters need to look for actions that are within our control. A critical first step is to hire the best school superintendent. I attended a forum in Sun N Lake where I heard the candidates for school superintendent,Wally Cox and Rebecca Fleck,speak. Within a few minutes it was clear who had both educational credentials and leadership skills. It was not Mr. Cox. I asked Mr. Cox if he would be willing to take some night courses to help with his weak academic background. He said that he would not because he saw himself as a CEO rather an educator. Then,when I learned of the school systems debt incurred under his CEO tenure,it was clear that he failed his CEO test. I decided to vote for Rebecca Fleck. James Upchurch S ebringHuman trafficking is a real thingE ditor: I am writing this letter due to the love and passion I have towards those I believe hold the key to our future. I believe we all are leaders and we have an obligation to our families and communities to build,educate and motivate our children,teenagers and young adults to be the very best they can be. Leading by example,the willingness to stand alone and fight for whats right and honorable before man and before God. I believe in our communities; that is why my family and I are calling out Highlands and all surrounding counties to make an outcry and a stand for all victims of human trafficking. My niece, Natanalie,has been missing over three months,last seen in Miami June 1, 2012 Natanalie became a victim of human trafficking by coercion,and deception of a close friend. Natanalie was offered a job and a safe place to live in Miami,making it impossible for her to pass this great opportunity to make it as a singer. Natanalie went to Miami and was left in there by same individual who was very aware of what she would face. This individual returned to our county without notifying police or family of the danger of Natanalie. Months later,Natanalie was able to come home and share some of the dreadful things that happened to her; however,not without threats from same individual,who stated to Natanalie that she would let the whole county know she was a prostitute,and that she was the one that set her up. Natanalie was afraid to be seen by anyone in our county with fear of being judged. She felt she would not be believed here or accepted by her community. For the fear of her safety and her family she left her home town and now has mysteriously disappeared days before she called that she was home sick and coming back to her home town. Therefore,we want to tell Natanalie and victims just like her that there are more that are willing to stand with her than those that are against her. Please stand with us and support us on the countdown of Natanalies birthdays tarting Sept. 18,2012 to Oct. 18,2012 from 6:30-8 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. She will turn 20 years old. We are doing this for the safety of our community,awareness and an out-r each to the victims of human trafficking. Maria L. Mitil SebringHandshake, yard signs are not enoughEditor: For the last several years,the front lawns of conservatives were decorated with signs,saying I support the troopson occasion,a returning veteran was greeted with a proffered handshake and a recital of thank you for your service. However,last month,a bill titled eterans Jobs Corp Act of 2012,a bill to provide for training and job placement of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans,was defeated in the U.S. Senate by the Republican Senators. The history of our countrys response to the needs of its war veterans has swung widely:from the use of the Army,ordered by President Hoover in 1932 ,to expel World War I veterans demonstrating for an early bonus payment,tanks and cavalry chasing veterans down Pennsylvania Avenue; to a more reasonable response to veterans needs,in 1945 providing a generous GI education bill,unemployment benefits, loan assistance,and veterans preference in employment opportunities. At the close of the Korean war,we veterans returned,virtually unnoticed, and under PL 550,utilized our watered down educational benefits to take our place in civilian life. After Vietnam,our under appreciated and abused veterans,quietly melted back into our society,some utilized the then offered educational benefits. Now,it appears that the conservative elements of our society,feeling that the lawn signs and handshakes were enough,are indifferent to veterans needs. Times are tough; we have other issues to pursue. Suck it up and oh yeah thank you for your service. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?I ndeed,I tremble for my country when I reflect that G od is just,that his justice c annot sleep forever... T homas Jefferson My concern is not whether God is on our side. My greatest concern is to be o n Gods side,for God is always right.Abraham L incoln Occasionally,in the course of my daily newspa-p er reading,a line jumps off the page,sends chills down my spine and keeps me awake at night. A recent Associated Press article regarding the chaos currently spreading across theM iddle East contained such a line. Speaking of the United N ations,it read as follows: Among the proposals is a call to impose an international law against promot-i ng religious hatred.It g oes on to state that many M uslim scholars and leade rs have urged the U.N. or o ther international bodies to s tep in to help define possib le global standards on relig ious expression. Finally,AP tells us that aul Bhatti,an advisor to the Pakistani prime minister,told a multi-faith crowd of Muslims,Christians and others outside the countrys parliament Sunday that international laws should be imposed to limit the most hateful fringes of Western free speech. Still using a cheesy,15minute Internet video which most of them have never seen as their excuse for anti-American riots and murder,this socalled anti-blasphemy law is a deadly serious proposal put forth by religious fanatics to silence anyone who speaks against their repressive,autocratic dogma. And make no mistake; their primary target is the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights,contained within the Constitution of the United States of America. Many Muslims have come to believe that their religion is denigrated in the United States,when exactly the opposite is true. Indeed, in movies,on television,in the mainstream media,and among our government bureaucrats,no set of religious tenets is handled more delicately than those of Islam. Contrary to the myth that the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001,caused a backlash against Muslims,America has instead prostrated itself before the Islamic world in an attempt to make them love us. We prosecute our own soldiers if they mishandlea Koran or otherwise disrespectMuslims. We provide prisoners of war who have killed our soldiers on the battlefield food and religious materials in accordance with their faith. We have even elected a p resident who apologizes to o ur enemies when we are attacked,while rebuffing o ur only true ally in the region,Israel. It is not hard to imagine Barack Obama,i n a second term,demanding that the United States S enate ratify a treaty containing just such anti-blasphemy language as is being proposed by the Islamic radicals who now rule theM iddle East. By the way,it is illegal in m ost of the Arab world to possess a Bible. So much for religious tolerance. O ne aspect of the Muslim argument on this issue that i s absolutely correct is their assertion that our hate crimeslaws stand as evid ence of our hypocrisy. Hate crimes laws are every bit as dangerous as the antiblasphemy laws the Islamists are proposing.S uch statutes stand in blatant opposition to our Constitution,which guarantees every American the right to say things that areu npopular. These laws spawn an atmosphere w herein pastors can be arrested for preachinga gainst homosexuality or any other protected lifestyle.Hate crimes laws will most certainly, eventually,lead to the pros-e cution of expression that someone considers hate speech. The First Amendment to our Constitution reads asf ollows:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Most Americans still take those words and those rights very seriously, because we consider them to be self-evident and bestowed upon us by our Creator. Like Jefferson,we tremble for our country when we contemplate the possibility that Islamic radicals,aided by a weak American president sympathetic to their cause,might be allowed to erase those words from our public life. Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. Now working as a freelance writer, his weekly columns are syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Astute supporters and inane detractors alike are encouraged to email him with their pithy comments at dpatton@cagle.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. This is why we take our Constitution seriously Guest Column Dog Patton EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com


C M Y K This is the same family that has owned Wells since it opened,Linkenbach said. There is a lot of history here. J Lawler Wells opened the company as a Dodge dealership and a Chrysler products distributor for the first seven years of business. Eventually growing an interest in flying, J. Lawler earned his commer-c ial pilot license. The pilot flew all over the world for s everal years before his tragic accidental death in 1941. Then,brother E. Ray Wells took the reins as the Wells Motor Company owner. Ray,w ho had worked at the dealership since it opened its doors in 1931,ran the business until his death in 1993. The ownership was then t aken over by Rays two sons, Stanley and Kenneth. Both men currently still run Wells Motor Company alongside their children,Scooter and Sarah Jane. Stanley is president of Wells Motor Company while brother Kenneth completed schooling at Nashville Auto Diesel College and serves as the director of Service and Parts. Over the decades,Wells Motor Company has changed locations and looks. Numerous redesigns,expansions,overhauls and updates have been done at the oldest Wells Motor Company property before the construction of a new state-of-the-art dealership in 1998. Linkenbach described some of the unique events that have taken place at the company over the 80 years its been open. Interesting p eople have come in contact with the Wells family,including Thomas Edison. Rev. J. R. Wells,Stanles grandfather,had written a let-t er to Edison,which he in turn replied to. Wells sent a letter to Edison in 1913 inquiring about information centering around tobacco use. (Edison had spent a great deal of time to smokingr esearch and the effects it has on the body.) R ev.Wells asked Edison for any information that he could provide on acrolene poison from cigarettes. On March 6 1913,Edisonsr eplied to Wellsinquiry via mail and even made handwritten notes on Wellsletter. Copies of both of the letters have been framed and remaina part of the Wells Motor Company family. In honor of the history and family-run operation,Wells Motor Company has established Founders Days. Throughout the next five weeks,Wells will hold a weekly event at the business. Each Saturday beginning Oct. 6,Wells will bring together the community with free events and festivities for all to enjoy. Founders Days schedule of events are as follows: Saturday,Oct. 6 (Family Day) Wells will have bounce houses,slides, obstacle courses along with f ree hot dogs,hamburgers and refreshments. The Cat in the Hat and Snoopy will be present. Saturday,Oct. 13 ( Chrysler Yesterday & Today) Dragster Champion Don Garlits will hand out autographed photos. Dodge Vipers will be on display as well as free burgers and dogs. Saturday,Oct. 20 (Fall Festival) Join Wells Motor C ompany at the Avon Park Downtown Festival. Attendees may test drive vehicles to contribute donations for two local schools. Saturday,Oct. 27 (Wells Heritage Day) Beginning at 10 a.m. live music will entertain attendees throughout the after-n oon. The event will feature old time photos,costumes and music. Saturday,Nov. 3 (Contest Day Attendees have a chance to win a brand new Chrysler 200 Touring ($22,000 value). A dozen names will be drawn for the opportunity to compete by flying a paper airplane into the sunroof of the vehicle at 2 p.m. Other prizes will also be given away throughout the day. Contestants must be present to win. For more information about Founders Days,contact Linkenbach at 453-6644. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 2012Page 5A and his family. The other soldier initially s truck by the gunman,Spc. B olan,survived the attack. After the incident,when he was awake ... we got tot alk to him a little bit, S toops said. He just wante d to come back to us. A third soldier,who was shot in the leg,also survived. But if not for the gallantry displayed by Lewis and Stoops,more brave Americans would almost certainly have beenk illed. W hen I asked Stoops h ow he mustered the courage to fight back,his a nswer was short and simple. ou just treat everyone l ike there your enemy,he said. According to the Army, Sgt. Jacob Lewis will receive the Silver Star for his selfless actions on Jan. 8 Sgt. Stoops was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. His heroic actions and c omplete disregard for his own safety during an enemy a ttack on Forward Operating Base Apache in Afghanistan saved the lives of his fellow soldiers, Stoopsaward citationr eads. Millions of Americans p lay football in backyards s treets and parks. Millions more watch the sport on television. T he harrowing story told by Sgt. Stephen Stoops should remind us that our n ation's real heroes arent the men playing games in f ootball stadiums. They are the men and women still fighting a war in Afghanistan. To find out more about Tom S ileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website atw ww.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Soldier honored for heroics parasol,shell be offering a one-woman show at the Avon Park Depot Museumo n the highlights of local history,with presentations given throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Taking on the role of E mma Crosby,the wife of the founder of Avon Park, Oliver Marvin Crosby,shll tell tales ranging in time from her husbands veryf irst visit (by horseback this area in 1886 to the recent renaming of our localc ollege. Her stories include Olivers trips to England tor ecruit investors and settlers to come to Lake Forest,and h ow and why that name was later changed to Avon Park; the Big Freezeof 1894-9 5; The Mile-Long Mall; the Bandstand; the burial of Old Man Gloomduring the Great Depression; the a rrival of the railroad; the impact of World War II; the accidental discovery of Brown-and-Serve rolls; and other bits of history. B utts has performed her show some 20-30 times. I see myself as a historical ambassadorfor Avon Park, she says. I love sharingi nformation about our early history and development, especially at our schools and civic organizations and the Avon Park Depot Museum. T he origins of the monologue took place in 1990 when she wrote and narrated( as Mrs. Crosby) a musical play called Main Street in Review,based on severalb ooks on the history of Avon Park. The play,involving s cores of local residents, both on-stage and backstage,was given Oct. 11,1 990,at the Jacaranda Hotel. B utts said that her friend, Pat Touchton,then director o f Avon Park Main Street Inc. (a statewide effort to improve downtowns) convinced me to put on a program to promote the development of Main Street. Then,several years ago, Butts shortened the play and t urned it into the monologue she now performs for the community,including the Oct. 13 shows. Current resident Justine Devlin,who,at the time of the 1990 production,was president of the board of d irectors of the Main Street organization,gives hig h praise to Butts for her work on the play and the monologue. She just nailed it, D evlin said. She gavea v oice to the history of our t own. F or more information, c all the Depot Museum at 4 53-3525 or museum director Elaine Levey at 3858618. C ontinued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Wells Motor Co. plans celebrations for 80th year Butts putting on one-woman show during APs Oktoberfest tification of the person doing banking,Hays said. Usually they will wear a wig or have someone who looks like the victim drive t hrough the lane. They dont do it locally,so using the outer lane of the drive through its difficult sometimes for the teller to see.T hey see it looks sort of like them so they unknowingly c ash the fraudulent checks, Hays explained. The Felony Lane crimes began in Miami and have quickly spread all over F lorida. No arrests have been made locally,however Polk C ounty officials have made s everal arrests centered a round Felony Lane crimes. Certainly,car burglaries in Highlands County arent all related,but we have some that fall under the umbrella. T hey break into the cars and they are just looking for the purses with the IDs and checks. The money is usually still there,Hays said. T hese occurrences are happ ening in places where w omen usually feel somewhat safe about leaving their purses in the car for shortp eriods of time. Hays said that the burglaries usually o ccur between five minutes t o an hour of the victim leaving their vehicle. They are targeting places w here women go in briefly a nd come out. Places like day cares,schools,churches and health clubs,Hays said. In Highlands County we have seen a rise in car burgla-r ies recently especially at gyms and health clubs.Hays said. I dont want to single out a single health club b ecause I dont want to give people a false sense of security or insecurity. With the fraudulent check cashing not occurring in other counties,it takes thec rimes two to three weeks to s how up on the radar. This is a gang. Its a network of people working throughout the state and eveno ut of state. We have started the Phony Lane Initiative to help with this crime,Hays said. The Phony Lane Initiative p rovides intelligence for establishments and asks that managers,employees and business owners began closely monitoring the activities oft he parking lot to look for suspicious people,those who dont belong,or people who constantly are sitting andw aiting. Flyers will be handed out w ith tips and information to businesses in the area. Hays and the HCSO urge w omen to not leave their purses and belongings in v ehicles to avoid becoming another victim of the Felony L ane crimes. There not even really safe in your trunks. Cars canb e broken into very easily, Hays said. If possible,take y our purse in with you,even if you only expect to be gone for a moment. C ontinued from page 1A Thieves target purses left in cars Certainly, car b urglaries in H ighlands County a rent all related, but we have some that fall under the umbrella. They break into the cars and they are just looking for the purses with the IDs and checks. The money is usually still there.NELLHAYS HCSOspokesperson In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.com Plenty of entertainment lined up for this years event Spirit Wind was born from a shared love f or God,music and motorcycles. The group was first brought together as members of the Christian Motorcyclist Association( CMA) in 2003. Dale and Chris Hall introduced Jim and Sonnie Stewart to Ron and D ee Kugler. Little did they know that a living room jam session of praise and worship would give birth to the ministry thatS piritwind has become. Dale and Patty Kugler joined the Spirit Wind family in 2004 and 2005,respectivel y. Fakahatchee is a dynamically driven count ry band founded in April 1992. Their original music is a unique blend of the old style traditional country music and the honky tonkins outhern rock of the s. The bands primary genre is country from todays Top 40 to yesterd ays classics. Downtown Sebring will be full of action this weekend as the 9th annual Run to theH eartland hits Circle Park today for its three-day event. The Heartland Riders Association has put together this annual event that has become known as the biggest family-friendly motorcycle event in CentralF lorida,according to HRAs marketing director,Lora Todd. There is plenty of entertainment scheduled for the weekend. The schedule can be found on page 7A of todays edition. Here is just a small sampling of the entertainment. With the strong vocals of recent Heartland I dol winner Shannon Reed,this band sets a standard for modern country music with a d eep passion for the old music that picks your heart strings. Other band members are Rob Vickers,Greg C leveland,Pete Rurano and David Cleveland Jr. P laying some rock n roll,country and blues,Ran$om is another one of the areas favorite local bands. Ron Garman,Hank Brewer and James FrenchyGugle make up this popular band.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 2012Page 7A T ODAYE vents on The Circle 11 a.m. Opening Ceremonies Flag Raising Ceremonies USMV M/C Honor Guard National Anthem by Leslie Loughlin I nvocation by Pastor SteveTrinkle Opening music by local Bagpiper Mark Manley 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. American Eagle Thunder 5-9 p.m. Early Poker Run Sign up Fearless Flores Family TBA Circle Stage 1-5 p.m. Power SurgeBand 6-10 p.m. The Shannon Reed Band D emo Area 5 p.m. Central Florida Drill Teamskill and safety demonstration 6 p.m. Jerry The Motorman PaladinoRide Like a Pro DemonstrationSATURDAYEvents on The Circle 8-11 a.m. Run to the Heartlands 100-Mile Scenic Poker Run Sign-Up 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Born to RideBike Show Sign-up 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. American Eagle Thunder 11 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremonies Avon Park ROTC National Anthem by Leslie Loughlin Invocation by Pastor Ron DeGenaro W elcome by Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman Music by local Bagpiper Mark Manley 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bike Builders Parade 1-5 p.m. White Collar Crime Band 5-6 p.m. Bike Show Results and 50/50 Drawing 6-11 p.m. The Ransom Band Fearless Flores Family TBA Demo Area Central Florida Motorcycle Drill Team Skill Demonstrations 10 a.m. and 1,4 and 6 p.m. Jerry The MotormanPaladino Ride Like a Pro Demonstrations 12:30,2:30,5 and 7 :30 p.m.SUNDAYEvents on The Circle 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Eagle Thunder 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vintage Bike Show Sign up Fearless Flores Family TBA C ircle Stage 8:30-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast by the Christian Motorcyclist Association 9 a.m. Morning Service and Blessing of the Bikes 8-11:30 a.m. Spirit Wind 1-4:30 p.m. FakahatcheeBand 4:30-5:30 p.m. Vintage Bike Show Results Demo Area Noon Central Florida Motorcycle Drill TeamSkill Demonstrations Jerry The MotormanPaladino Ride Like a Pro Demonstrations 1:30,3 and 4:30 p.m. Schedule of events


C M Y K Associated PressDENVER In a showd own at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debateW ednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. The status quo is not goingt o cut it,declared the challenger. Obama in turn accused his rival of seeking to double downon economic policiest hat actually led to the devastating national downturn four years ago. B oth men made frequent references to the weak economy and high nationalu nemployment,by far the dominant issue in the race f or the White House. Public opinion polls show Obama with a slight advantage ink ey battleground states and nationally,and Romney was p articularly aggressive,like a man looking to shake up the campaign with a little less than five weeks to run. Polite but pointed,the two m en agreed about little if anything. O bama said his opponents plan to reduce all tax rates by 20 percent would cost $5t rillion and benefit the wealthy at the expense of m iddle income taxpayers. Shot back Romney: irtually everything he just s aid about my tax plan is inaccurate. The former Massachusetts governor and businessman added that Obamas proposalt o allow the expiration of tax cuts on upper-level income would mean tax increases on small businesses that create jobs by the hundreds oft housands. The two campaign rivals c lasped hands and smiled as they strode onto the debates tage at the University of Denver,then waved to the audience before taking their places behind identicall ecterns. There was a quick m oment of laughter,when Obama referred to first lady Michelle Obama as sweet-i and noted it was their 20th anniversary. R omney added best wishes,and said to the first couple,Im sure this is the m ost romantic place you could imagine,here with me. Both candidateswives were in the audience. T he two men debated before a television audience likely to be counted in the tens of millions. They will meet twice more this month,a nd their running mates once,but in past election y ears,viewership has sometimes fallen off after the firste ncounter. Without saying so,the two rivals quickly got to the crux of their race Romnese agerness to turn the contest into a referendum on the p ast four years while the incumbent desires for voters to choose between his planf or the next four years and the one his rival backs. R omney ticked off the dreary economic facts of life a sharp spike in food s tamps,economic growth lower this year than last and million people out of work or stropped looking for work. B ut Obama criticized Romnes prescriptions and his refusal to raise taxes and said,if you take such an unbalanced approach thent hat means you are going to be gutting our investment in s chools and education ... health care for seniors inn ursing homes (and with disabilities. Not surprisingly,the two men disagreed overM edicare,a flash point since Romney placed Wisconsin R ep. Paul Ryan on his ticket. The president repeatedly described Romnes plan asa oucher programthat would raise out-of-pocket c osts on seniors. He continued,directly addressing the voters at h ome:If youre 54 or 55 you might want to listen because this will affect you. Romney said he doesnt support any changes for cur-r ent retirees or those close to retirement. If youre 60 or 60 and older you dont need to listen further,he said,but hec ontended that fundamental changes are needed to prev ent the system from becoming insolvent as millions ofb aby boom generation Americans become eligible. Romney also made a detailed case for repealingO bamacare,the name attached to the health care plan that Obama pushed through Congress in 2010. It has killed jobs,he said,a nd argued that the best approach is to do what we did in my state. Though he didnt say so, when he was governorM assachusetts passed legislation that required residents to purchase coverage the so-called individual mandate that conservatives and heo ppose on a national level. Romney also said that Obamacare would cut $716b illion from Medicare over the next decade. The president said the c hanges were part of a plan to lengthen the programs l ife,and he added that AARP,the seniors lobby, supports it. J im Lehrer of PBS drew moderators duties,with O bama getting the first question and Romney the last word. Five weeks before Election Day,early voting isu nder way in scattered states and beginning in more every d ay. Opinion polls show Obama with an advantage nationally and in most if nota ll of the battleground states where the race is most likely t o be decided. That put particular pressure on Romney to come up w ith a showing strong enough to alter the course of the campaign. The sputtering economy served as the debate back-d rop,as it has for virtually everything else in the 2012 campaign for the White House. Obama took office in the shadow of an economicc risis but promised a turnaround that hasnt materiali zed. Economic growth has been sluggish throughout hist erm,with unemployment above 8 percent since before he took office. T he customary security blended with a festival-like atmosphere in the surround ing area on a warm and sunny day.The Lumineersp erformed for free,and Black Eyed Peas frontman w ill.i.am delivered a pep ta lk of sorts to Obamas supporters. School officials arranged t o show the debate on monitors outside the hall for those without tickets. There was local political theater,too,including f emale Romney supporters wearing short shorts and holding signs that said, What War On Women? a rebuttal to claims by O bama and the Democrats. Both campaigns engaged in a vigorous pre-debate c ompetition to set expectat ions,each side suggesting the other had built-in advan tages. Romney took part in 19 d ebates during the campaign f or the Republican primary early in the year. The president has not been onstage with a political opponent since his last face-to-face e ncounter with Arizona Sen J ohn McCain,his R epublican rival in 2008. Obama and Romney prepared for the evening with l engthy practice sessions. R omney selected Ohio Sen Rob Portman as a stand-in for the president; Obama turned to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to play the R epublican role. The two presidential rivals also are scheduled to debate on Oct. 16 in Hempstead, N.Y.,and Oct. 22 in Boca Raton,Fla. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin have on e debate,Oct. 11 in Danville,K y. Both men have already b egun holding practice sessions. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.com Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate MCT Mitt Romney (leftowd before Wednesday nights debate i n Denver. member,all-male group incorporates contemporary sounds with faith-based lyrics to reach the masses. The Circle of Truth Ministries concert is free and open to the public. The event will take place in downtown Sebring near Circle Park. The stage will be set up on North Ridgewood Drive facing Circle Park. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed. Preshow begins at 6 p.m. Andrews and the ministries crew are thrilled about the event and happy to be a part of the Sebring Centennial celebration. e have been doing this for five or six years, Andrews said. Its going to be a great event and we hope everyone will join us. For more information regarding the event,contact Andrews at 471-2228. Continued from page 2A Circle of Truth concert to feature Rush of Fools By BARBARA ORTUTAY A P Technology WriterNEW YORK More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends,tag photos of new ones and post about politics,religion,cats or what their kids are doing. Thats double the 500 million it hit in July 2010 what now seems like a lifetime but was a little more than two years ago. August 2008 marked another milestone,100 million. The latest milestone also amounts to nearly half of the worlds roughly 2.5 billion Internet users,as measured by the International Telecommunications Union. So who are these people? Most of them 81 percent live outside of the U.S. and Canada. Many of them log in on mobile devices rather than personal c omputers,and the company now has 600 million mobile users. The people joining now are young,with a median age of 22. It was 23 in 2010 and 26 in 2008 and 2007. Most of them are from Brazil,India, Indonesia,Mexico and the United States. They are unlikely to be from China, the worlds most populous country and home to its largest Internet population. And millions of them are not actual people. Facebook acknowledged in August that 8.7 percent of its then-955 million users may be duplicate or false accounts. At that rate,as many as 87 million accounts are fake. As expected,the longer users are on Facebook,the more friendsthey have on the site. A user who signed up two years ago has an average of 305 friends. Facebook hits 1 billion monthly users


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER GS 10-28 IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF AVON EUGENE BATHE NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT AND PETITION FOR DISCHARGE The administration of the Guardianship of AVON EUGENE BATHE, File NO. GS 10-28, is pending in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the guardian and the guardian's attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: The Guardian has filed a final report and a petition for discharge upon the grounds of change of the Ward's domicile to Dallas County, TX. The Guardian will apply for discharge on November 1, 2012. A foreign guardian has been appointed for the Ward, and the names and addresses of the foreign guardian and the foreign guardian's attorney are as follows: Foreign Guardian: SANDRA COLE 105 E. Rochelle Road, Irving, TX 75062 Attorney for Foreign Guardian: Debbie J. Cunningham, Attorney at Law, 320 Decker Drive, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75062 Jurisdiction of the Ward will be transferred to the foreign jurisdiction of the Probate Court of Dallas County, Texas. All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections to the final report or the petition for discharge, are required to file their objections with the Clerk of this Court within the later of 30 days from the date of service of the petition for discharge or the date of first publication of this notice. Objections, if any, shall be in writing and shall state with particularity the item or items to which the objection is directed and the grounds upon which the objection is based. A copy of said objection shall be served by the objector on the Florida guardian and the foreign guardian. Within 90 days after the filing of the objection, a notice of hearing thereon shall be served or the objection is abandoned. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 28, 2012. Guardian of Person and Property: SANDRA M. COLE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 282011CA000692A000XX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY V. LOMONICO, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282011CA000692A000XX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and ANTHONY V. LOMONICO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A ANGIE TAYLOR 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 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, LAKE JOSEPHINE SUBDIVISION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, 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. Dated this 19th day of September, 2012. Robert Germaine A s Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any a ccommodation 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. October 5, 12, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000419 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, GONZALO A. ESTRADA SR A/K/A GONZALO A. ESTRADA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000419 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and GONZALO A. ESTRADA SR A/K/A GONZALO A. ESTRADA; MARTHA ESTRADA; 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 25th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK FF, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1025 GREEN ACRE WAY TERRACE, SEBRING, FL 33876 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 23, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11001168 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jmyers-Team 2-F11001168 **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. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-990-GCS DIVISION: B ANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, BOBBY G. TUCKER, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 10-990-GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BOBBY G. TUCKER; WINONA G. TUCKER; 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 25th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 86, SIXTH ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 181, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, AND IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 406 S FRANKLIN ST, 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 23, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109853 COUNTRY-FHA--Team 2-F10109853 **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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-376 IN RE: ESTATE OF ISABELLE IRENE WALLACE Division: Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Isabelle Irene Wallace, deceased, whose date of death was April 8, 2012, and the last four digits of w hose social security number are 9317, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 28, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Claudia J. Diamond 235 Kite Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte Stone Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Attorney for Claudia J. Diamond Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@StoneandWalder.com September 28; October 5, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-384 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAZEL G. GOODWILL Division: Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Hazel G. Goodwill, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0848, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 28, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Joan Judd Britt 6 30 Norway Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317 /s/ Ida Bettoni f/k/a Ida J. Merritt 12288 E. Bates Circle Aurora, CO 80014 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Charlotte Stone Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@StoneandWalder.com September 28; October 5, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 12000065GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plantiff, vs. ESSMA L. BRIFIL, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JORDANY BRIFIL Last Known Address: 1908 OLIVE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Also Attempted At: 2509 HOPE CIRCLE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Also Attempted At: 1476 N MELROSE DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Also Attempted At: 2400 HOPE CIRCLE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Also Attempted At: 333 W. SHORE LINE DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE SOUTHWESTERLY 133.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY 1/2 OF LOT 2, IN SECTION 19 AND 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, DINNER LAKE SUBURB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RECORDED IN PRINT BOOK 1, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO DESCRIBED AS PARCEL #3 ON PLAT RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 290, PAGE 322, HIGHLANDS COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS AND TOGETHER WITH 1/2 CLOSED CONTIGUOUS ROAD PER RESOLUTION RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 327, PAGE 564, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before November 6, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an a uxiliary aid or service that your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of September, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk October 5, 12, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000564 DIVISION: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. Plaintiff, vs. HARLAN WAYNE RICHARDS, ET AL, Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION To: HARLAN WAYNE RICHARDS Last Known Address: 2322 Lake Josephine Dr., Sebring, FL 33875-8204 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, OF POHLMAN ACRES FIRST ADDITION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2322 Lake Josephine Dr., Sebring, FL 33875-8204 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 5th day of September, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act I f you 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-000803 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. PAUL BLANCHETTE, TRACY BLANCHETTE, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PAUL BLANCHETTE CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 1601 ELM TER LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 187, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 1601 ELM TER, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yusuf E. Haidermota of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813 (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: September 27, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL October 5, 12, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000589 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13 Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD A. OTTERMAN, A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: RICHARD A. OTTERMAN, A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD A. OTTERMAN, A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 14, Block 171, Northside Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32 and 33 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Tax ID: C-22-35-29-060-1710-0140 More commonly known as 6004 Old Cedar Street, Sebring, FL 33876 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A., whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after the date of first publication, which is October 31, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 19th 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 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. WWR File #10093502 Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000363 SEC.: CIVIL BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. FLOR ALBA NUNEZ, et al Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION F OR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: FLOR ALBA NUNEZ, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 3139 CLINTON AVENUE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FLOR ALBA NUNEZ, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 3139 CLINTON AVENUE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s wise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 214, LEISURE LAKES SECTION FOURTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3139 CLINTON AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before November 6, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 1st day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK ` `In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation in order to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863 for the hearing and voice impaired 800-955-8770.'' October 5, 12, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2010-CA-000233-A BRAMIC, LLC DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN, Plaintiff(s vs LISA LONG A/K/A LISA ANN LONG, et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to that Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale Date, dated September 25, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Sebring Courthouse basement in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 in accordance with F.S. 45.031., at 11:00 a.m. on the 25th day of October, 2012, the following described real and personal property: Lots 24, 25 and the Southeasterly 10 feet of Lot 26, Block 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID S-20-34-29-150-1900-0240 Street Address: 1055 Bellevue Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 Dated this September 26, 2012. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk October 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. SALE DATE 10/22/12 1993 FORD 1FTJX35M5PKB61326 SALE DATE 11/09/2012 2007 SUZI KL5JD56Z37K526638 October 5, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000609AOOOXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2 006-ACC1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-ACC1, Plaintiff, vs. NOEMI GONZALEZ (PUBLICATION R ODRIGUEZ (PUBLICATION TENANT(S PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 25th day of September, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000609AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-ACC1, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-ACC1, is the Plaintiff and NOEMI GONZALEZ (PUBLICATION (PUBLICATIONS PHILIP CUBAS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 25th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 7, 8 AND 9, BLOCK A, OF ALTAMONT PLACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 45A, 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 25th day of September, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 10/18/12 at 10:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. L859 Cesar, Betty May HOUSEHOLD/BUSINESS ITEMS L903 Cesar, Betty May HOUSEHOLD/BUSINESS ITEMS L860 Cesar, Betty May HOUSEHOLD GOODS L1103 Garcia, Desmond HOUSEHOLD GOODS G463 Gonzalez, Ramon G. HOUSEHOLD E311 Whitt, Dane E. HOUSEHOLD H574 Wyatt, Barbara A. HOUSEHOLD Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 October 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR SALE BY COMPETITIVE BID YOU ARE HEREBY notified that the sale of the following-described personal property, to wit: Franklin travel trailer, metal fence, pavers, cement blocks, AC window unit, satellite dish, plastic garbage can, air conditioning unit, all previously owned by Thomas Duncan and Theresa Duncan who formerly resided at 21 Marilla Lane, Lake Placid, FL 33852, will be offered for sale by competitive bid at 21 Marilla Lane, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The sale will be held on October 20, 2012. Property may be subject to ownership rights, liens and security interests which may have priority by law. October 5, 12, 2012 105 E. Rochelle Road Irving, TX 75062 Attorney for Guardian: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. 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C M Y K Well he did it. Current Tiger, and former Marlin, slugger Miguel C abrera pulled off one of the rarest feats in baseball in b ecoming the 16th winner of t he Triple Crown. It had been 45 years since the feat was last pulled off, by Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski. Even as old as Im getting, even I wasnt born yet when azwon it. Though, oddly, as long as it had been since then, the Crown had been won just the year before by Baltimores Frank Robinson. This shows, perhaps, how cyclical things can be and perhaps we can expect another winner soon. Or else, maybe it shows how much the game has changed. For even as rare an accomplishment as it is, this 45year dry spell marks, by far, the longest stretch between winners. Before Robinson, one only had to go back 10 years to when Mickey Mantle won it in 1956. Prior to Mantle, Ted Williams won it in and while Joe Ducky Medwick won it in and Lou Gehrig in Just the year before Gehrig, there was a winner in both the American and National Leagues, with Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein. Rogers Hornsby won it in and batting over .400 both times. Hornsbys wins came after a 13-year stretch of non-winners, with Ty Cobb having won it in with a whopping nine home runs when the game was still in the Dead Ball era. This came eight years after Napolean Lajoie won it in which came after the second longest dry-spell for the honor, 14-years. That takes us back to the 19th century, with Tip ONeill winning in 1887, nine years after the first time it was earned, by Paul Hines in 1878. So from 1878 to 1967, 15 players had lead their league in batting average, home runs and RBI in the same season. Rare feats, indeed, but not exactly once in a lifetime. Fifteen in 89 years makes it about once every six years, on average, and with it sometimes happening in back-toback seasons, much less twice in one season, that essential average has been about right. But then it suddenly doest happen for 45 years, three times longer than the previous longest drought. I wrote recently about how during certain stretches during my lifetime it was harder By BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Lady Blue Streaks came out victorious Tuesday night, but itw as by no means an easy win. The visiting Kathleen Red Devils came to heat upt he night and made things more interesting and caused c haos for the young Sebring squad. T he last time these two teams met, it ended up b eing a five-set thriller with Sebring coming out on top. Kathleen started out the match with a first service ace. The Streaks then fell into a slump, trailing 11-3. At this point, it seemed as though the match would turn out negative for Sebring. With four consecutive serves between Hannah Tucker, Bella Caraballo and Meghan Lollis, the Lady Streaks started to pick up momentum and finally came to life. The rest of the set was neck and neck finishing up 25-23; with Sebring leading the match 1-0. The second set seemed to be a different pace. The starters for Sebring were given a break while the underclassmen were given the opportunity to shine. This set would start off different from the first, with the Blue Streaks taking a small lead. After a kill by Lollis, the momentum scale was set even and stay pretty even for the rest of the set. In the blink of an eye, however, Sebring was trailing again and lost the set 25-20. The nail biting continued with the sets evenly matched at 1-1. Head coach Venessa Sinness decided to switch things up and mix in more of her starters. This third set would be no different from the previous two. The whole set went back and forth between these two squads. Sebring did not play to their potential by any means, struggling against the Red Devils. It seemed to have been the key to success until Kathleen found some momentum and kept the set close, then finally winning the set 26-24. This victory for Kathleen put them in the potential winners spot winning as they led Sebring two sets to one. The Streaks took this challenge with open arms and stole the fire away from the Devils with a quick 4-1 run. The way the Blue Streaks played this fourth set was extremely more at their level of play. Sebring dominated this set by maintaining a minimal 10-point lead throughout the entire set and winning 25-13. With the sets split in the middle 2-2, the ultimate fifth-set tie breaker would be put upon the Streaks and the Devils. It seemed at first that the set would easily go to Sebring. Until it got to mid-set and Kathleen kicked it into gear and put up the fight. Thanks to seven consecutive kills and an ace to top it off, the Lady Blue Streaks finished out the match witha win 15-12. An ugly win is better than a pretty loss, said Sinness. We werent real consistent and it was a roller coaster all night. The Streaks are currently 10-3 overall and 2-1 in District 9-6Aplay and looked to build upon that with Thursdays first meeting of the season with Lake Gibson at home. Over the past few weeks, Ive written a number of articles about catching trophy-sized largemouth bass bass in the 10 pound class and higher. Like many bass fishermen, Ive been lucky enough to catch not one, but a number of wallhangers, but Ive never caught anything larger than 12.2 pounds. Celebrating my 64th birthday recently and catching up on some long over-due reading, it hit me that I should go on a quest in search of that elusive 12-pound plus bass that I know is currently swimming around in one of our many lakes in Highlands County. Ive been catching bass since I was 12-years old, 50+ years, but Ive never actually targeted trophy bass. Like most fishermen who spend time on the water, Ive caught big bass simply as a result of the time spent fishing. Reading and re-reading books written by big bass experts over the past few weeks has reminded me that theyre out there, and that ifI really want to target the trophies, I probably need to modify my techniques. Doug Hannon, widely regarded as bass fishings greatest living scholar, noted inventor, diver, underwater photographer, filmmaker, lure designer and expert SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, October 5, 2012 Page 4B Fishin Around Don Norton Taking on the Quest Courtesy photo Dons breaking out his arsenal of lures in hopes of landing the big one. See QUEST, Page 4B MCTphoto AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera acknowledges the fans after coming out of Wednesday nights game in Kansas C ity. Streaks squeak past Kathleen News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Tucker and the Lady Blue Streaks were tested by Kathleen again Tuesday, and again passed the test with a five-set win. Game Notes QB Ryan Dick is questionable w ith an injured hamstring.Clewistons record is misleading in that their losses have come to the likes of American Heritage, Glades Day and Martin County. L ast W e ek Avon Park: Held off Hialeah G ardens in a 20-0 win. Clewiston: Bested Booker 42-18. Recor ds Avon Park 2-4; Clewiston 1-4 Avon Park at C lewistonGame Notes Tonight is homecoming for the Green Dragons.Lake Placid s offense,which scored 20 fourth-quarter points last week,could thrive against a Booker defense which has given up 210 points. Last W eek Lake Placid: Fell at Lakeland Christian, 48-26. Booker: Lost at Clewiston 42-18. R ecor d s Lake Placid 1-4; Booker 0-5 Lake Placid vs. B ooker And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Cabrera gets Crown See CROWN, Page 3B


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.Franza inductionAVON PARK Its still a ways off, but its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzas induction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction ceremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, beginning with a Noon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold after Friday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. Tickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. Hotel reservations are available at (386 FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACA. The award is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, for dedication to the FACAand for outstanding coaching accomplishments. Dont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.Plenty going on at YMCASEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis in need of donated bicycles and helmets for ages 5-12 in good working condition for a bicycle safety class. Any questions call 382-9622 The Highlands County Family YMCA is signing up youth from ages 4-14 years for the Winter Basketball League. Cost for embers is $45 and non-members $65. Questions call 382-9622 The YMCAhas partnered with the C hampion 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 p arents. 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 heat ed 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 38 29622.Walker Memorial Academy Golf TournamentA VON PARK All are invited to attend the Walker Memorial Academy Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 21, at River Greens Golf Course in Avon Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The format is a two-person scramble. The cost of $60 per person includes Lots of Fun Package. Luncheon and Awarding Ceremony to follow at Walker Memorial Academy Gymnasium. Proceeds benefit the Sophomore trip to Sea Camp.Halloween 5KSEBRING Ridge Area Arc and MIDFLORIDAwill present a Halloween 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 a.m. in Highlands Hammock State Park. This fourth annual event, being coordinated by Chet Brojek, will benefit Ridge Area Arc, providing opportunities for individuals with developmental and other disabilities. This event welcomes the serious runners, the casual walkers, as well as Arcs special athletes. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winners as well as the first, second and third place finishers in each age category and for the participants with the most money raised for the Arc. Early entry fee is $17 which includes a Dri-Fit shirt. After October 22, through race day, the fee is $25. Tee shirts can be guaranteed for early registrations only. Children 10 and under may participate for $10, but a shirt is not included at this rate. The registration fee includes admission to the park. Checks should be made payable and mailed to Ridge Area Arc, 120 W. Colle ge Drive, Avon Park, FL33825. Donations raised may be turned in the day of the race. Entry forms and pledge sheets a re available at www.ridgeareaarc.org or by calling Rhonda Beckman at 452-1295, ext. 112, or e-mail her at rbeckman@ridgeareaarc.org AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-New York9567.586 y-Baltimore9369.5742 Tampa Bay9072.5565 Toronto7389.45122 Boston6993.42626 Central Division WLPctGB x-Detroit8874.543 Chicago8577.5253 Kansas City7290.44416 Cleveland6894.42020 Minnesota6696.40722 West Division WLPctGB x-Oakland9468.580 y-Texas9369.5741 Los Angeles8973.5495 Seattle7587.46319 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 3, 12 innings Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 12 innings Toronto 4, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 1, Tampa Bay 0 Kansas City 4, Detroit 2 Oakland 3, Texas 1 Seattle 6, L.A. Angels 1 Wednesdays Games Oakland 12, Texas 5 Seattle 12, L.A. Angels 0 N.Y. Yankees 14, Boston 2 Chicago White Sox 9, Cleveland 0 Toronto 2, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 1 Detroit 1, Kansas City 0 End of Regular SeasonLEAGUE LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET622109205.330 Trout, LAA559129182.326 Beltre, TEX60495194.321 HOME RUNS Cabrera, DET44 Hamilton, TEX43 Granderson, NYY43 RUNS BATTED IN Cabrera, DET139 Hamilton, TEX128 2 tied with110N ATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Washington9864.605 y-Atlanta9468.5804 Philadelphia8181.50017 New York7488.45724 Miami6993.42629 Central Division WLPctGB x-Cincinnati9765.599 y-St. Louis8874.5439 Milwaukee8379.51214 Pittsburgh7983.48818 Chicago61101.37736 Houston55107.34042 West Division WLPctGB x-San Francisco9468.580 Los Angeles8676.5318 Arizona8181.50013 San Diego7686.46918 Colorado6498.39530 x-clinched division y-clinched wild card ___ Tuesdays Games Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 1 Washington 4, Philadelphia 2 Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 innings Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 0 Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3 Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1 Arizona 5, Colorado 3 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 0 Washington 5, Philadelphia 1 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 4 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2 Colorado 2, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, San Francisco 1 San Diego 7, Milwaukee 6 St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0 End of Regular SeasonLEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Posey, SF53078178.336 A. McCutchen, PIT593107194.327 Braun, MIL598108191.319 HOME RUNS Braun, MIL41 Stanton, MIA37 Bruce, CIN34 RUNS BATTED IN Headley, SD115 Braun, MIL112 Soriano, CHC108AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets220.50081109 New England220.50013492 Buffalo220.500115131 Miami130.2508690 South WLTPctPFPA Houston4001.00012656 Indianapolis120.3336183 Jacksonville130.2506297 Tennessee130.25081151 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore310.75012183 Cincinnati310.750112112 Pittsburgh120.3337775 Cleveland040.0007398 West WLTPctPFPA San Diego310.75010071 Denver220.50011483 Kansas City130.25088136 Oakland130.25067125NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia310.7506683 Dallas220.5006588 Washington220.500123123 N.Y. Giants220.50011184 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta4001.00012476 Tampa Bay130.2508291 Carolina130.25080109 New Orleans040.000110130 North WLTPctPFPA Minnesota310.7509072 Chicago310.75010868 Green Bay220.5008581 Detroit130.250100114 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona4001.0009161 San Francisco310.75010465 St. Louis220.5007991 Seattle220.5007058 ___ Thursdays Game Arizona at St. Louis, late Sundays Games Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Seattle at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Tennessee at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 4:25 p.m. San Diego at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Open: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Tampa Bay Mondays Game Houston at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-Sporting KC1777583925 New York1588535444 Chicago16105534339 D.C.15106514840 Houston13810494437 Columbus14116483939 Montreal12154404449 Philadelphia9156333437 New England7168293743 Toronto FC5197223559WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-San Jose1867616539 x-Real Salt Lake16114524434 x-Los Angeles15115505543 x-Seattle13710494531 Vancouver11129423540 FC Dallas91210373841 Colorado9184313946 Portland7159303252 Chivas USA7177282153 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 3, Chicago 1 Vancouver 4, Chivas USA 0 Saturday's Games D.C. United at Toronto FC, 1 p.m. Chicago at New York, 3:30 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Houston, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Sundays Games Sporting Kansas City at Columbus, 4 p.m. FC Dallas at Chivas USA, 7 p.m. Portland at Seattle FC, 9 p.m.CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Best-of-3EASTERN CONFERENCEConnecticut 2, New York 0 Thursday: Connecticut 65, New York 60 Saturday: Connecticut 75, New York 62 Indiana 2, Atlanta 1 Friday: Atlanta 75, Indiana 66 Sunday: Indiana 103, Atlanta 88 Tuesday: Indiana 75, Atlanta 64WESTERN CONFERENCEMinnesota 2, Seattle 1 Friday: Minnesota 78, Seattle 70 Sunday: Seattle 86, Minnesota 79, 2OT Tuesday: Minnesota 73, Seattle 72 Los Angeles 2, San Antonio 0 Thursday: Los Angeles 93, San Antonio 86 Saturday: Los Angeles 101, San Antonio 94CONFERENCE FINALS(Best-of-3 (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEConnecticut vs. Indiana Friday, Oct. 5: Indiana at Connecticut, 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8: Connecticut at Indiana,8 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 11: Indiana at Connecticut, 8:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles vs. Minnesota Thursday, Oct. 4: Los Angeles at Minnesota, late Sunday, Oct. 7: Minnesota at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 10: Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m.BASEBALLNational League CHICAGO CUBSFired third base coach Pat Listach. MIAMI MARLINSReleased OF Adam Greenberg. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAnnounced the contracts of first base coach Sam Perlozzo, bench coach Pete Mackanin and hitting Greg Gross will not be renewed. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Sarasota Booker,Homecoming,7 p.m.; Swimming at FSPA, Orlando,TBD; Cross Country at Disney World Invitational,TBD SATURDAY: Swimming at FSPA,Orlando,TBD; Bowling at High School Challenge,Lake Wales,TBD TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7 p.m.; Swimming at Sebring,5:30 p.m.; Cross Country at Moore Have Bridge Run,4:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Hardee,4:15 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Swimming at FSPA,Orlando,TBD; Cross Country at Disney World Invitational, TBD SATURDAY: Swimming at FSPA,Orlando,TBD; Bowling at High School Challenge,Lake Wales,TBD; Boys Golf at Clearwater Invite,12:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Winter Haven,6/7 p.m.; Boys Golf at McCarthy Invite,8:30 a.m. SFSC T ODAY: Volleyball hosts Tri Match,vs.Brevard,1 p.m.,vs.State College of Florida,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at State College of Florida,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football at Clewiston,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7 p.m. T HURSDAY: JV Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Lake Placid,6/7 p.m. FRIDAY,Oct.12: Football vs.Lake Placid,7 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 6 6 p p . m m . Wild Card Game, TBD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Wild Card Game, TBD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S SS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p . m m . Division Series, TBD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . D ivision Series, TBD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago at New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O C C C C E E R R F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Florida at LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . U tah State at BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012Page 3B Special to the News-Sun Southwest Florida Water Management District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land this fall and winter to help reduce the wild hog population. Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, prospective hunters can purchase permits for the hunts on the Districts website at HogHunts.WaterMatters.org. Permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, or until they are sold out. The cost is $75 for each permit. All hunts will adhere to the hog-dog format and no still hunts will be available. Wild hogs, which are not native to Florida, feed on roots, tubors and grubs by rooting with their broad snouts and can leave an area looking like a plowed field. They also prey on native wildlife, compete with native species for food and transmit diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans. Additionally, hogs may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting. The District allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when damage they cause is at unacceptable levels. Damage from hogs is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. Heres where and when the hunts will be held: Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Pasco County Oct. 30-Nov. 1 (day hunts Flying Eagle Nature Center Citrus County Nov. 23-25 Dec. 14-16 (day hunts Hampton Tract and Closed-Areas Tracts at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Polk County Dec. 4-6 (day hunts CokerPrairie Tract at Edward Chance Reserve Manatee County Oct. 30-Nov. 1 (day hunts Little Manatee River Southfork Tract Manatee County Nov. 6-8 (day hunts Conner Preserve Pasco County Nov. 6-8 (day hunts LowerHillsborough RiverWilderness Preserve Hillsborough County Jan. 22-24 (night hunts Starkey Wilderness Preserve Pasco County Jan. 8-10 (night hunts DeerPrairie Creek Preserve and South Schewe Tract Dec. 11-13 March 19-21 (night hunts Deep Creek Preserve DeSoto County Nov. 27-29 (day hunts Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve Marion County Dec. 4-6 (day hunts The District-managed properties will be temporarily closed to the public during the hog hunts. Only permitted hunters will be allowed access. In addition to obtaining a permit online, maps and hunting rules of the areas where the hunts will take place are available on the Districts website at HogHunts.WaterMatters.org. This is the fifth consecutive year for the hunts. Last years hunts removed 270 hogs from four different tracts of land throughout the District. District to hold Hog Hunts to achieve, with the likes of Wade Boggs and Tony Gwynn often leading the league in average, with little power, precluding some sluggers from having any chance at that portion of the trifecta. But that was one stretch of time, and even then there were hitters with power who also hit for average. Some might point to the Steroid Era when it b ecame much more an all-ornothing approach for the home run hitters. But if that began in the midto late-90s, youre still talking about a 30-year gap between Triple Crown winners, still twice as long as the previous longest stretch. It is a conundrum. Sure, the game has changed, become much more specialized. But the game has gone through major changes throughout itshistory, and yet, on a relatively regular basis, someone has bubbled up to win the Triple Crown. I had meant for this column to praise Miguel Cabrera for this once in a lifetime achievement. O ny to find out, this is th e o ne time its actually been a lifetime achievement at least an achievement only witnessed once in my lifetime. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at d aniel.hoehne@newssun.com. Continued from 1B Crown not as rare as this stretch suggests alms.comBRASELTON, Ga. The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn closes its season with a stellar entry for the 15th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. The ALMScornerstone event will see 43 sports cars on the grid the full ALMS field along with a choice group from Europe whichm akes the Road Atlanta race o ne of the sports biggest international events. Perhaps never has Petit Le Mans running 1,000 miles or 10 hours played a larger role in settling ALMS championships. The two prototype classes P1 and P2 have come down to the seasons 10th race. Its winner-take-all for Dyson Racing and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing in P1 as well as Level 5 Motorsports and Conquest Endurance in P2. The Muscle Milk-Dyson battle has ebbed back and forth over the last two months. K laus Graf and Lucas Luhr won five straight races from April to August before Dyson Racing won at RoadA merica and Baltimore the latter a 1-2 class finish. G raf and Luhr were back on top at VIR in the most r ecent round three weeks ago. I n addition to the Muscle Milk HPD prototype and Dyson Racings two LolaMazda coupes, Rebellion Racing is part of the P1 battle at Road Atlanta with a Lola-Toyota. The trio of Andrea Belicchi, Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost will drive the No. 12 entry and hope to improve on last years fifthplace overall finish at Petit Le Mans. The other new top-line entry for the race is the Nissan DeltaWing, driven by Gunnar Jeannette and Lucas Ordonez. The radical car, racing for the first time in North America, will run unclassified as it did at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. The fight between Level s two HPD entries and Conquests Morgan-Nissan is part of an expanded P2 field that features four entries from the European Le Mans Series. Level 5 has seven class wins in nine races six coming from Scott Tucker andC hristophe Bouchut. David Heinemeier-Hansson and Martin Plowman have two wins in Conquests rookie c ampaign. Level 5 has enlisted the d riving skills of four-time I ndyCar champion Dario Franchitti and younger brother Marino in hopes of collecting its second consecutive P2 championship. Dempsey Racing returns to the ALMS P2 field with Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey partnering with fellow team owner Joe Foster in a Lola-Judd. Level 5, Conquest and Dempsey will compete against European counterparts representing Zytek, ORECAand Nissan. The ALMS GTgrid continues to be the best in the world, featuring 12 full factory or works-supported entries. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner wrapped up the GT drivers title at VIR, as did Corvette Racing and Chevrolet in the team and manufacturer standings, respectively. Corvette Racing leads a contingent of two-car teams. Flying Lizard Motorsports enters two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs, BMWTeam RLLhas two BMWM3 GTs, and SRT Motorsports races its two new SRTViper GTSRs. Team Falken Tire and P aul Miller Racing each have a single Porsche, and Lotus Alex Job Racing enters its Lotus Evora GTE. E xtreme Speed Motorsports also has two c ars in the race a pair of Ferrari F458 Italias. H owever, one will race in GTand the second in GTEAM a class featuring both professional and amateur lineups. Another Ferrari from AF Corse is in GTE-AM for Petit Le Mans as is IMSA Performance Matmuts Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Prototype Challenge closes the season with eight ORECAFLM09s, led by class champion CORE autosport with two entries, including one for class drivers champion Alex Popow (CORE clinched team championship at Road America, and Popow clinched drivers championship at VIR). Among the other PC teams contesting Petit Le Mans is defending race-winner PR1/MathiasenM otorsports. Seven Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will compete in GT Challenge. Alex Job Racings Cooper MacNeil already has the drivers title locked up, as does AJR in the team category. The final race of the 2012 A merican Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn is Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. T he 1,000-mile/10-hour race from Road Atlanta is s cheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Oct 20. A BCs broadcast begins at 1 p.m. ETon Sunday, Oct. 21. Full, live coverage starts at 11:15 a.m. ETon ESPN3. The Serieswebsite offers additional content such as live in-car cameras, and timing and scoring for all users around the world. Viewers outside the U.S. can watch Petit Le Mans and all ALMS races live on ALMS.com. ALMS season closes with stellar Petit Le Mans entry alms.com photo R ebellion Racing has joined the fray as part of the P1 battle at Road Atlanta Special to the News-SunAVON PARK This fall, thousands of volleyball teams around the country will participate in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. High school and college teams will promote breast health education as well as raise funds to help eradicate this disease. Dig Pinkattendees will support the cause by donating funds and wearing pink to the match on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the SFSC Panther Gym. We hope this event involves a large number of individuals in the community. The proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c3 organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (Tax ID # 202510044). We need your help to make this rally successful and to reach our goal of $1,500. The players, coaches and school administrators sincerely thank you for your donation consideration and hope to see you at our Dig Pinkevent. If you are unable to attend the match, you can donate online at www.sideout.org/application/ous/fundr aising_page/45412 For a check or money order donation please send to: SFSC Volleyball, 600 West College Dr., Avon Park, FL33875. Make checks payable to: The Side-Out Foundation. Please reference SFSC on the memo/for line of the check or in a note with the check. Lady Panthers will be Digging Pink


C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012w ww.newssun.com angler shares many ideas on when, where and how to catch not only a wall-hanger, but possibly even a new world record in his book Big Bass Magic. Cliff notes on the book are not available, but the information provided inside the covers is not only helpful, but targets and helps identify specifically where he believes a world class largemouth might exist, and the most likely way to increase your chances of catching it. For starters, Hannon w rites, We hear a lot about e xotic, faraway places like Cuba and Honduras as the home of world record bass, but the odds are that the fish will come from Central or North-Central Florida: the 150-mile area from Tampa to Gainesville, specifically. W hy? North of this area, cold weather shortens the growing season. South of this area, it gets too hot. The professor goes on to say In Central Florida where I live, we have an 11 or 12 month growing season for bass, meaning the water temperature causes the bass metabolic processes to be fairly active most of the time. If a bass gets too hot( over 84 degrees F), being a cold-blooded creature, it seeks to conserve bodily energy by being inactive. Ifi t gets too cold, its metabolism automatically slows d own. For a bass to not merely maintain body w eight, but to actually grow, takes water in the 50s to the m id-80s, which is what our water is like most of the year Even in huge Lake Okeechobee, its too hot for bass to get really big. You catch a lot of 5 to 9s there; when I moved to Florida Okeechobees lake record was only 13 pounds. Many states have a record bass bigger than that! So in terms of catching one record fish, you would theoretically have a better chance of catching it in Arkansas or Texas than on Okeechobee. Todays record on Big O is 17 lbs, 3 ounces, but I doubt if this will be broken. I dont think the odds are in favor of a lake with hot water The Okeechobee record brings up an interesting point. This huge bass was 32-inches long and may well have attained world record proportions had it been born in Central Floridas waters. Hannon goes on to discuss how the water transmits sounds and how a bass hears, the importance of vision, lure scents and a multitude of other factors, including weather, wind and the cycles of the moon. He also touches on catching spawning bass and the fact that although they appear to be heavy at that time of the year, the biggest bass will always be caught in the fall season, well in advance of the spawn. Reading the professors book, Big Bass Magic as well as Glen Laus Bigmouth Forever, encouraged me to re-read other bass fishing classics like Bart Crabbs The Quest for the World Record Bass, Steve Prices book Big Bass In Search of Trophy Largemouth and Bill Siemantels Big Bass Zone. Fortunately for me, I travel a great deal with my job, a nd between flying and the time spent in hotels, I have plenty of time to read. The one thing all these books have in common the one central theme is that big bass do exist, and that a world record may be out there just waiting for you or me to put the right bait in front of them. By the way, each of the authors felt your chances of catching a true lunker are greatly enhanced with live bait. Shiners, 10-12 inches long, crayfish, nightcrawlers, leeches and even small bluegills are mentioned often, but I prefer to catch my next wallhanger on an artificial bait. Rummaging through a half dozen old tackle boxes, Ip icked out a couple dozen lures I plan to use over the n ext few months. Many of these lures, like the old Pikie Minnow and the AC Plug are designed for t rolling, and although Im not a big fan of trolling, I p lan to try it with many of these lures. S o why not join me in my quest? To all of my readers who have caught a trophy bass, try catching one thats even bigger! And for those of you who are still trying to catch that first double-digit giant, rest assured there are plenty of them out there. I will be reporting on my progress in the months and maybe the years to come. Twelve pounds, three ounces is my mark. What about you? Send me an email and let me know how youre doing on your quest and include a picture and some details. Im sure the readers of this column would like to know. 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 donorton13@gmail.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. Continued from 1B Quest to land big bass Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, Sept. 27. Winning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Joe and Joyce Swartz, C harlotte Mathew and Betty Billau with 54; second place, Dick Denhart, John and Gloria Huggett, Mario Cappelletti with 54; and third place, Ken Rowen, Ott and Maxine Wegner and Larry Heath with 57. C losest to the pin:, Joyce Swartz, 6-feet,11-inches and No. 4, Ken Rowen, 4feet,10-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event Wednesday, Sept. 26. Winning first place was the team of Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti, Jack Maginnis and Bill Brouhle with 38. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Pete Otway, N orm Grubbs, Dick Reaney and Fred Neer; Claude Cash, J oe Swartz, Ott Wegner and L arry Heath with 42 each. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Norm Grubbs, 4-feet-3inches; and No. 8, Dick D enhart, 11-feet-2-inches.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a One Best Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 3, with Russ Isaacs, Ed Bartusch, David Raciti and Jack Marceau teaming up to bring in a -19 for the win, while John Goble, Lane Capp and Bud Snyder combined their efforts to card a -17 for second. Bob McMillian, Darrell Horney and Wayne Wood totaled a -16 for third. HeresSomeGOOD NEWS!subscribeto forjustpenniesaday...To subscribe please call 863-385-6155 Your complete source for all your local news & entertainment


C M Y K Dear Pharmacist: Dr. Oz said magnesium was then umber one thing for exhaustion. Do you agree? What are the best supple-m ents? C.T.,Charlotte,N.C. Answer: I adore him and k now its impossible to state everything about fatigue in a 2 0-minute segment,or for that matter,a 500-word column (which is what Img iven) so this weeks column isnt about what else you n eed to know to overcome fatigue. Magnesium or magas I call it,is definitely needed for energy production,andI ve written about the benefits of this mineral in prior c olumns because deficiency is epidemic. But no,I dont agree its the number onet hing you need. Symptoms of mag defic iency include sugar and chocolate cravings (Im not making this up),cardiac a rrhythmias,irritability, panic attacks,anxiety,muscle weakness or spasms, tearfulness,depression,personality changes,constipat ion,leg cramps and fatigue. Your body needs mag all day long,some of its used to fuel biochemical reactions,you urinate some outa nd require some to make dopamine (a happy brain c hemical). Heres what Dr. Oz didnt say on that segment:Magnesium is leachedb y medications,something ve termed the drug mugg ingeffect.Over 200 medications deplete mag,among them antacids,antibiotics,d igoxin,heartburn/reflux medications,birth control, methylphenidate,corticost eroids,almost all blood pressure medications and d iuretics. See chapter 12 of Drug Muggersfor more d rug names and how to supplement. Surprise,there are other muggers too,including coffee,black and green tea,g reen coffee bean extract and white refined sugar. Just h aving Celiac disease, Crohns,inflammatory bowel disease and chronic diarrheac an reduce magnesium. Eating nutrient-dense f oods is always my first choice to restore minerals, but in this case,eating mag-n esium-rich foods may not be enough to correct a serious deficiency.The best supp lements are chelated magnesiumor magnesium glyc inateor my favorite magnesium taurate.That last o ne provides your body with both magnesium and taurine, and taurine is imperative for your heart cells! Thats a lot of bang for your buck rightt here. I buy Cardiovascular R esearchs brand of magnesium taurate at Vitacost.com because its a specialty prod-u ct,and I cant usually find it at health food stores. M y point is that fatigue is not usually due to low mag. Theres more involved,sucha s iron deficiency anemia,or poor B vitamin status. You could have mitochondrial d ysfunction,meaning your cells have trouble generating e nergy. That equals fatigue.Mitochondria suffer a t the hands of heavy metals like mercury or cadmium (from cigarette smoke). Mitochondria can die from chronic undiagnosed back-g round infections (we all have germs hiding in us). In this case,you might benefit from transfer factor supplements such as NT FactorE nergy. See where Im going with this yet? Its not all about mag. Your thyroid may be sluggish,so ashwagandha ori odine may help. Adrenal fatigue responds to herbs like ginseng or licorice,or prescribed hydrocortisone. My column Stressed Out? can truly help you,so Ivea rchived it at my site www.DearPharmacist.com/. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharm acist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real S olutions. For more informat ion, visit www.DearPharmacist. c om. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or c ure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 2012Page 5B HEALTHYLIVING More than mag: Fatigue solutions that make sense Metro Exhaustion can be caused by lack of magnesium, or by several other factors. Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living


C M Y K O ver the last few years there has been a huge movement towards barefoot running.Whiles ome resilient folks are truly running barefoot,many have o pted for minimalist footwear. T his idea of barefoot/minimalist running comes from the 2009 book Born to Run,where author Christopher McDougall claimed run-n ing without shoes as nature intended will cause you to run more efficiently. This ignited a debate between runners who favor traditional running shoes which provide protection from injury and cushions the joints and runners who believe in minimalist running,inw hich you run barefoot or in minimalist shoes that offer as little cushioning a nd support as possible. Youve probably seen people wearing the Vibram Five Finger shoe,which has defined toes that make you look like youre really barefoot. Unlike tra-d itional running shoes,you do not want any extra space in the toes. Heel and toes should be comfortably snug and it like a glove.What exactly,do you ask,is a minimalist shoe? These shoesa re extremely flat,lightweight and highly flexible with little padding on the sole. Running barefoot or running in minimalist shoes will utilize muscles in your feet,legs and core that are different than the muscles you normally use, as your foot will land near your midfoot and not close to your heel as it typically does when running with standard running shoes. Minimalist running offers a variety of pros and cons. Supporters believe that it improves your stride and encourages awareness of the motion of your feet and increases efficiency by placing less weight on your feet. Running in a minimalist shoe causes changes the forefoot strike (landing on your forefoot first as opposed to your heel), which shortens runners strides. Opponents claim disadvantages of minimalist running include the possibility of injury from sharp surfaces and stress on muscles and tendons that havent been conditioned for this type of running. Further risks include an increased risk of stress fractures,tendonitis,bruises and lacerations,which can lead to an increased risk of infection for a barefoot runner. Minimalists running shoes are characterized by a zero dropfrom heel to toe. The term zero droprefers to the relationship of the heel height to forefoot height. This encourages a more natural midfoot or forefoot strike. Traditional running shoes,by contrast,feature a 10-12 millimeter drop from the heel to the toe. Minimalist shoes vary in weight from 2.2 to 9.9 ounces and midsole/outsole thicknesses can range from 4 to 20 millimeters. Shoe manufacturers jumped in early on the minimalist bandwagon. Altra and Vibram (an established outsole company that had no previous branded footwear models) offer two popular running brands. Footwear manufacturers that were not known in the running business jumped in as well. Merrell, Terra Plana and Skechers are three new players. The conventional manufacturers such as Brooks,New Balance,Asics,Adidas and others have introduced minimalist lines to complement their established models. Saucony has not only introduced minimalist footwear but also reduced the heel height of almost all of its running shoe models. Sebring runner Doug Morton has represented Running & Triathlon magazine as one of Floridas Finest. He advises someone who wants to go to go the route of running in a minimalist shoe to be properly fitted and then to ease into running in them. Morton trains in Newtons,which puts the foot in a mid-foot/fore-foot strike,similar to what a minimalist offers. You may be questioning if you should change to a minimalist shoe. The answer is something that will not please either side of the movement,and that is this:barefoot running/minimalist running may be right for some people and wrong for others. Although certain runners may be able to use minimalist shoes solely, most people would be better off by using them as one of the tools in their running training regimen. If you find yourself with any kind of running foot pain/injury contact Dr. Olga Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center at 863-3149255 or visit www.Gentlefootcarecenter.com. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Contact your doctor before starting any exercise program. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.com HEALTHYLIVING GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Are you a minimalist? MCT Christian Peterson runs barefoot in Weaver Lake Park in Maple Grove Minn. Peterson, president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society, believes barefoot running reduces the number of stress injuries related to distance running. M CT M innesotas Shelly Noland is a proponent of the barefoot-style of running. She w ears Vibrams, which mimic running barefoot while protecting the soles of the feet. Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Special to the News-SunS EBRING The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter unveils a new support group in Sebring that isd esigned for families coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease and related dementia. Caregivers go through t remendous stress in taking care of their loved one; this stress often has a negativei mpact on their emotional and physical health. Research shows thatA lzheimers caregivers are at a much greater risk for a n umber of health problems. Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Groupsp rovide an opportunity for caregivers to meet other c aregivers who are dealing with similar situations; and to learn skills to make the day to day care easier in a safe and confidential placew hich encourage self expression. Groups are d esigned to provide emotional,educational and social support for care-g ivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop m ethods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal,physical and emotionalh ealth,as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Groupf acilitators have received training as required by Chapter and NationalA lzheimers Association standards. The Alzheimers A ssociation Caregiver Support Group will meet at F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Faith Community NursingB uilding at 4635 Sun N Lake Blvd. beginning Oct. 2 4. Meetings will be from 2-3 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month, excluding holidays. Cofacilitators will be StefanieT hompson and Chris Wilcox,program speciali sts,AAFGCC. For more information email Thompson at thomp-s ons@alzflgulf.org or call (863 New support group helps families coping with Alzheimers Support groups offered by BalanceBalance Lives in Transition Inc. offers sev-e ral support groups in Highlands County. A Behavioral Health Support Group meets every Wednesday from 1-2:30p .m. at Good Shepherd Hospice,3003 Herring A ve.,Sebring. Email zenbuddha@tnni.net ford etails. A Behavioral Health Support Group also meets every Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. at Southern LifestyleA ssisted Living,1297 U.S. 27 North,Lake Placid. Contact Lisa at lisanclyde@yahoo.com or (954 873-8751 for details. A Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Behavioral Health) Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Of Sebring. Email zenbuddha@tnni.net for details. A Family and Caregiver Support Group,which is seeking facilitator,meets the second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Southern Lifestyle Assisted Living. Call 471-0806. There is no cost for any services Balance provides. If you need additional information or wish to donate or volunteer,please e-mail balanceheartland@yahoo.c om,visit http://balanceheartland.weebly.com or call 471-0806.Diabetes classes plannedSEBRING The Highlands County Health Department (HCHD o ffering Diabetes SelfManagement Education (DSME its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. Thisp rogram serves Highlands County residents of all ages,especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. Thesec lasses are free of charge and provided by Peggy P ierce,R.N. and Aleyda Oliveros,nutrition educa-t or. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring on Oct. 22-24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the HighlandsC ounty Health Department, 7205 S. George Blvd.,conference room A. Enrollment is limited and registration is required.T o register and for more information,contact the HCHD Wellness and Diabetes Education Program at 382-7294.Community outreach eventsAce Homecare plans the following community outreach events: Tuesday:7:30 a.m., Health Fair,Lakeside Gardens,C.R. 621,Lake Placid; 9 a.m.,Health Fair, Herons Landing,Herons Landing Lane,Lake Placid; 10 a.m.,Health Fair,Lake Placid Meal Site,Interlake Boulevard,Lake Placid; 1 p.m.,Health Fair,Groves, behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring. Wednesday:8 a.m., Health Fair,Neiberts,U.S. 98,Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair,Palm Estates, U.S. 98,Lorida. Thursday:10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring. Snapshots FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 10/5,12,19,26 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living GROVES ATVICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 10/5,12,19,26 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 2012Page 7B RELIGION Truth has a way of getting our attention especially when it deals with things like eter-n ity as in Galatians 6:7,8: Do not be deceived. God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,that he will also reap. For he who sows to hisf lesh will of the flesh reap corruption,but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.This is one of the Divine laws we sometimes wish had an ofs witch on it! A case in point is the decisions made by A dam and Eve as recorded in Genesis 3. Notice the steps traveled in their journey fromG od: Heard a lie. You will not s urely die.In this situation, they changed their minds toward their Creator. They raised doubts and questioned His restrictions,prohibitiona nd concern for them. Believed a lie. Satan pres ented Jehovah God as a liar and one possessed by jealous pride. Now they have distrustt oward the very One who provided all their needs via c reation. Obeyed a lie. When Eve saw that the fruit was goodf or food,pleasant to the eyes and desirable to make one wise,she took of its fruit and a te. Now there was a change in relationships they hid a nd were afraid. Fruit of the lie. The law mentioned above now comes full circle as they were removed from the garden andf ellowship with God spiritual death separation! Let no one say when he is tempted,I am tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil,nor does he Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires ande nticed. Then,when desire has conceived,it gives birth to sin; and sin,when it is full-grown,brings forth death.(James 1:13-15 But this whole picture can b e reversed when Truth,not a lie is involved. Follow the j ourney of reconciliation as recorded in Acts 2: Heard the gospel. On the d ay of Pentecost,those precious souls were challenged t o hear these wordsof salvation. Through the power of the gospel of Jesus,the Christ,a change of mind would come about. For them essage of the cross is foolishness to those who are peri shing,but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.(First Corinthians1 :18). Believed that truth. A c hange of attitude came when that Truth was received in good and honest hearts andt hey cried out,Men and brethren,what shall we do? The two-edged Sword cut d eeply into their hearts. Or do you despise the riches of H is goodness,forbearance and longsuffering,not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance. (Romans 2:4 O beyed the truth. They realized there had to be a change of relationship to the crucified Messiah and they gladly obeyed the command, Repent,and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shallr eceive the gift of the Holy Spirit.That day about three thousand souls obeyed. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and con-v eyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,in whom we have redemption through His blood,the forgiveness of sins(Colossians 1:13,14 Fruit from obeying that t ruth. The uncertainty that was expressed in their quest ion is now replaced with gladness and praising God. Now then,we are ambassa-d ors for Christ,as though God were pleading through u s:we implore you in Christs behalf,be reconciled to God. For He made Him who know no sin to be sin for us,that we might become ther ighteousness of God in Him(Second Corinthians 5 :20,21). The wise disciple will ever be conscious that lies andt ruth also prevail today.The good Shepherd admonishes: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,but inwardly theya re ravenous wolves. (Matthew 7:15) and If you abide in My word,you are M y disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth,and the t ruth shall make you free. (John 8:31,32And,of course,the fruit of the lies or truth remains the same today, Do not be deceived,God isn ot mocked; for whatever a man sows,that he will also reap. F rank Parker can be reached at frankparker27@gmail.com. Adam and Eves journey from God Guest Column Frank Parker MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process,10/5,19,26 COMCAST-NNN; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process,IO187276 business


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, October 5, 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 morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., 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 4400 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.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil,4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church 1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825 (Saxon Hall in Reflection Community).Bill Raymond, 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,Y outh Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (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 com e 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 Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran C hurchS EBRING This is the 19th Sunday after Pentecost and Birthday Celebration Sunday. Led by Rev. Jefferson Cox,the sermonw ill be based on the gospel reading of Mark 10:2-16. Tuesday is the WELCA meeting at 11 a.m.,followed by salad luncheon. All ladies i nvited. Thursday Bible study will b e on the gospel of John with Sharon Palmer leading the class.A von Park Church of the NazareneA VON PARK At 10:45 a .m.,guest minister Chaplain David L Cowles will provide special music and preach on Persecuted Christians based upon Matthew 5:101 2. For more information,call the church at 453-4851. Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a s ermon titled Gods Own C hildthis Sunday morning. The church is at 1320 County Road 64,east of the Avon Park High School,past the four-way Stop sign. F or more information,call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Something to Talk About at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.E mmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the ser-m on,The Gift of Communion,with Scripture t aken from Micah 6:6-8. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on CountyR oad 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit s ebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday morning,the church celeb rates the LWML Sunday. Pastor Robert Reinhardt deliver his sermon,"Salted f or Service,from the lessons of the day from Mark 9:50. The adult Sunday school class is studying IC orinthians. The pastor will start the Book of Nehemiah onT uesday at 7 p.m. in the downstairs of the church. A Woman's Heart Beth M oore Bible Study Week 3 is at 1 p.m. Friday,Oct. 14.First Christian Church-Avon ParkAVON PARK The W ednesday evening Bible study will be from the book of I Peter. The annual congregational meeting will be held Sunday after the morn-i ng worship service with a dinner to follow.All are welc ome. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. C amphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questionso r to request information. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)S EBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coleya nd Linda Ellis. Communion will be served by Catherine B aker,Sandra Laufer,Carol Chandler and Effie Simmonds. Greeting the congregation will be Anna Coley.Thea colyte for the day is Daniel Thibodeau. There will be no C hildrens Church in October; instead,all are invited to attend the regular worship service. The pastors sermon is t itled Rejoice in the Lord, taken from Philippians 4:4-9. For any additional information,call the church office at 385-0352. Thec hurch is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,the pastors sermon is titled How Do I Get It?based on Romans1 0:1-9. In the adult Sunday school class,the class is continuingt he 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 VanderL aan. Sundays film is titled ursi Piercing the D arkness. The choirs anthem is titled Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread. Members are asked to b ring non-perishable items for the Church Service C enter. The WomensMinistries Executive Board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday Bible study will be led by the pastort eaching How Do We Glorify God? The church is at 215 E. C ircle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,call4 53-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING The Power and the Gloryis the title of Sunday mornings sermon, given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.First United Methodist Church of S ebringSEBRING The guest speaker for Sunday will be Joann Springer. HolyC ommunion will be served on this World Wide C ommunion Sunday. Fine Food and Fellowship dinne r w ill be served after the services. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit thew ebsite at www.sebringfirs tumc.com. Call the church R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. S ubmit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsS un,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. C ontinued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 5, 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 fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bringa dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: C hoirs;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, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web s ite www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, m eets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., L ake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: covpres@strato.net;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School 10:10-10:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von 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 Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP office for information at 3855184.Heartland Christian ChurchS EBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be True Conversion,with Scripture from Hebrews 12:1429. The service will include George Kelly singing O What a Savior;and Walt Malinowski singing Didnt it Rain. The church is at 2705 A lternate Route 17 South (behind Publix); phone number is 3149693.Memorial United Methodist Church LAKE PLACID This Sunday is World CommunionS unday. Rev. Jerry McCauley w ill preach at the Heritage W orship Service. Lay persons will participate in the service. C ommunion will be served. T he Celebration Service will be led by Lay persons,with Wes Powell preaching. Communion will be served. The New Song Contemporary S ervice will be in Rob Reynolds Hall with Communion by intinction. Rev. Jerry McCauley will preach. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. C all 465-2422 for information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson,Courage to Speak,is taken from Acts 6. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday mornings ervice. Rev. Randy Bryant, executive secretary of Free Will Baptists,will preach in theS unday evening worship service. The Wednesday evening service will be praise,prayer and inter-a ctive Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchS EBRING Sunday,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message w ill be World Communion Sunday.Biblical reference is from I Corinthians 11:23-34.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake U nited Methodist Church is at 8 170 Cozumel Lane. World Communion will be celebrated. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon is titled United With Others. Fellowship follows the service.The Church of The WayS EBRING Pastor Reinhold B uxbaum will continue his series on Building Blocks for a Vision. A Kirk Cameron movie, Monumental,will be shown Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The Church of the Way EFCA is at 1005 N. Ridgewood D rive. The pastor is Reinhold B uxbaum. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 2 73-3674. For church information and the pastors messages,go tow ww.thechurchoftheway.org. Continued from page 8B RELIGION Union Church opens resale storeAVON PARK Union Church has opened a resale store across the street from the church. T his store has furniture,clothes, knickknacks,dishes,Christmas items,toys and just about any thing. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A ll proceeds go to the church,so that it can continue to help the community. Union Church is at 106 N. Butler Ave.Two Blessing of the Animals services are slatedLAKE PLACID St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will com-m emorate the Feast of St. Francis and his love of all animals and fowl b y blessing them from 2-4 p.m. Saturday on the church property at 43 Lake June Road. Animal andf owl blessings will be done by Rector Elizabeth Nelson. All anim als must be caged or on a leash. Refreshments will follow.All are welcome to bring their furry or feathered friends. And again,the blessing of the animals will occur at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Agnes Episcopal Church,3840 L akeview Drivein Sebring. All pets, pet owners and others are encoura ged to attend this service. For more information,call St. Agnes at 3857649.Tobys Clowns visit Faith LutheranSEBRING Faith Lutheran Church will entertain Tobys C lowns,featuring Big Aland Zesto Presto,with face painting, b alloon animals and more. There will be games,prizes,a cupcake walk,popcorn,hot dogs,chips, lemonade and cookies. All this is p rovided free of charge. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m today at 2740 Lakeview Drive; p hone 385-7848.Trust Quartet performs Sunday in LoridaLORIDA The Trust Quartet, s inging Gaither-style songs in fourSnapshots Continued on page 10B


C M Y K A tomato grower hired a hobo to grade his tomatoes. The instructions given were quite simple:All you have to do is go through this pile of tomatoes and put the large ones in this bin over here. If the tomatoes are small,then put them in that other bin over there. After about 30 minutes,the hobo went to his employer and announced nervously that he was quitting. Is the work too hard?the grower asked in utter disbelief. Oh,no,the work is easy, replied the hobo. I just can't stand making all those decisions! Each of us has many decisions to make in this life some important and some unimportant; some difficult and some easy. However,the decisionmaking process is not always the toughest part. Often,the toughest part is living with the consequences of our decisions. This makes it terribly important to attempt to make the right decisions in everything we do. But,can we know which decisions are the right ones? Is there such a thing anymore as a right decision? Depending upon how one looks at them,the answers to those questions are both and Yes. There may be no right answer to the type of shoes you buy or pants you wear. There may be no right answer to the way you part your hair or wear your make-up. However,as far as our salvation is concerned,God has given us all the answers we need in the Bible to make the right decisions. This is demonstrated in the words of the apostle in 2 Peter 1:3,seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness,through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. I like to describe the Bible as Gods spiritual roadmap. It shows the way to an eternal home in Heaven for each of us. There are many curves through which we must go, hills over which we must travel,and potholes left and right that we must dodge. Yet,if we follow the map exactly (without taking any unmarked exits and getting lost only the way),then our trip will be well worth the effort when we reach our final destination. Hosea 14:9 reads, Whoever is wise,let him understand these things; whoever is discerning,let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right,and the righteous will walk in them, but transgressors will stumble in them. Remember,the decisions we make may not always be easy,but the right ones are there and worth choosing. Follow Gods roadmap today (and avoid any spiritual Uturns along the way!). Kevins Komments, by Kevin Patterson, is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway.Find the church on the internet at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.co m/. In the Bible,there is an account where Jesus comeso ut onto the Mount of Olives which looks across at the temple mount,and says that He is hungry. I can picture Him lookinga cross at that beautiful temple,one of the wonders of the ancient world,and wondering at its beauty. He sees a fig tree which h as leaves,and approaches it thinking to get something to eat. But when He reaches the tree,it has no fruit. He then did something that made no sense to me. Hec ursed that tree saying that no one would ever again eat f ruit from its branches. The next day,it was dried up and dead. L ater that day,Jesus entered the temple and proc laimed that his Fathers house was to be a house of prayer but they had turned it into a den of thieves. He overturned the tables ofm oney changers,and drove from the temple those who s old doves and other sacrificial animals. He said that the day was soon to comew hen not one block in that magnificent temple would b e left standing atop another. When a fig tree has l eaves,it has figs. To look at this tree,one could assume that it had figs,but i t did not. To all the world, it looked as though it had f ruit,and because that was not the case,it was fit only to be cursed. The message in the leaves was,come to me if you are hungry,and Iw ill give you food. The temple right across the valley was beautiful. It was majestic,and like the fig tree,it had a message for all who saw it. It held ap romise for all the worlds people,that if they were hungry for God,they could find Him there,but as with the fig tree,it was an emptyp romise. The fig tree promised to have food for the hungry. The temple promised to bring God to the people. Both promises,by outwarda ppearances,were valid, but as with a politician duri ng elections,they promised something they would never deliver. Hence both werec ursed. Why the fig tree failed to b ear fruit is not known,but Jesus stated clearly the reason for the absence of God in the temple. The people did not serve the God of thet emple. They served the temple of God. They were o nly interested in making money off of their profession. Temple taxes couldn ot be paid by other than Jewish money,so they c harged for exchanging other currencies into their own. They sold at exorbi-t ant prices sacrificial animals,all under the guise of helping others to worship t he one true God. The greed that caused them to rob othe rs,had actually robbed them of Gods presence. Many declare with pride the Scripture that says we are the temple of the HolyS pirit. They forget that holiness isnt by virtue of the temple. It is by virtue of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the temple. Places arent holy. God is h oly. People arent holy. God is holy.And if we who are the temple of the Holy Spirit,serve the temple instead of the Spirit of God,w e are doomed from the start,to fail. Now think for a moment. If a fig tree that professed to have figs,and had none;i f a temple of stone that promised the presence of God and did not deliver,are fit only to be cursed,how about us? When we who claim to be Christians inw hom the Holy Spirit dwells,and in whom the n ine fold fruit of the Spirit, love,joy,peace,patience, faith gentleness,kindness,m eekness and faith,is not evident; when we have no f ruit,are we no less fit to be cursed? It is far worse to promise nothing and give the same, than it is to promise every-t hing and give nothing. When someone comes to y ou for help in finding God,does your profession meet with your possession?W hen those who are hurting,who are lost,who are c onfused,depressed and lonely come to us who profess to have God in ourl ives,will they find Him? Pray to God that those drawn to our profession, w ill not be disappointed by the God we actually serve. W ill it be the God of the temple,or the temple of God? The God of self,or the one true God? F red Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care & Rehabilitation Center. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, October 5, 2012www.newssun.com RELIGION Do you know that millions of Americans walk away from Jesus. He is just not rel-e vant anymore. Maybe you are one of them. H i,my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of The Way,and Idl ike a word with you. ou Christians talk about J esus coming back,but isnt that just theology from the dark ages,you ask? Well,a ctually,no. The Bible is Gods Word and it is more up to date then tomorros n ewspaper. You see,there is a reason God gave us more t han 400 prophecies about Jesus second coming and what the world will be like. You want some examples? OK. 1 Before Jesus comes the Gospel will be preached around the world. (Mark 13:10) The Bible has been translated into more than 2,400 languages of the world. 2. Mankind will be capable o f destroying all life. (Matthew 24:21-22) R emember that in Jesusdays they fought with swords and spears. Today its nuclear. 3. There will be a move toward global government.( Revelation 13:7-8) The call for global government is getting stronger all the time. 4. Widespread terrorism will be the norm. (Luke2 1:26) Between 1981 and today there were more then 40,000 international terror a ttacks. 5. Deadly diseases ( plagues or pestilences) like AIDS,Ebola,Dengue,West Nile,SARS,bird flue,etc., will be spreading the earth. (Revelation 6:8) 6 Famines will be wide spread. (Luke 21:11) According to the United Nations,an estimated 854 million people went hungry in 2006. 7. Knowledge will i ncrease. (Daniel 12:4 Knowledge is advancing furt her along an exponential curve that doubles every five years. 8. The Jews would return to their own land and in oned ay the nation will be born. (Isaiah 66:8 1948 Israel became a nation again. 9. Jews will return from all f our directions to Israel. (Ezekiel 36:21-22 lion Jews came from the n orth (RussiaThey came from Africa,Asia,Europe a nd America 10. Jerusalem will be a burdensome and immovable rock to all nations.( Zechariah 12:3) This is a lready happening,but stay tuned when the middle East war starts,the hatred for I srael will increase manifold. Ten out of more than 400 end time prophecies. Sow here is Jesus? Listen to 2. Peter 3:4: They will say,Where is t his cominghe promised? E ver since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of cre-a tion.And then comes the answer:The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, a s some understand slowness. H e is patient with you not wanting anyone to perish,but everyone to come to repen-t ance.(2. Peter 3:8-9 NIV Yes,Jesus is waiting for you. Yes,the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Church of The Way. He teaches An Evening in Bible Prophecy at Homers Restaurant. Guest columns are t he opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. So, where is your Jesus? part harmony,are scheduled to perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First BaptistC hurch Lorida. The exciting Trust Quartet,a Florida-based,Nashville-recorded mixed group will perform with its enthusiastic approach to some of gospels finest songs. Trust not only has great harmony but also au nique ministering ability with song. Cost is a love offering. The church is just off U.S. 98 at 1927 Blessings Ave. Call 6551878.Fall Trash and Treasure SaleSEBRING St. John United Methodist C hurch will hold its annual Fall Trash and Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday,O ct. 13. Lunch will be available on Friday. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just behind the Sebring Walmart). C all the church at 382-1736.Spanish Aglow to meetSEBRING Spanish Aglow International will meet Oct. 13 at its new location,Spring Lake Community Center (209 Spring Lake Blvd. B Spring Lake). Take U.S. 27 to U.S. 98 (eastgo five miles and then turn left onto Spring Lake Boulevard. The C ommunity Center is on right side. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. (donations welcomed); meeting will be afterwards (with singing,sharing and surprises). T he guest speaker will be Carolyn Thompson.Fall concerts presented by The Young Artists String OrchestraLAKE PLACID The Young Artists String Orchestra will present two concerts on Wednesday,Oct. 17. At 4 p.m.,the group will perform at Lake Placid Memorial Library (on the circle 7 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the N azarene,512 W. Interlake Blvd. Continued from page 9B Snapshots Guest Column R einhold Buxbaum Fruitlessness of the spirit Following Gods roadmap Guest Column F red Jeans Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson A ssociated PressMIAMI Its not just the collection plate thats getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainlyA frican-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the nation. Exhorting congregations to register to vote,church leaders are distributing registration cards in the middle of services,and many are pledging caravans of souls to the pollsto deliver the vote. The stepped-up effort in many states is a response by activists worried that new election rules,from tougher photo identification requirements to fewer days of early voting,are unfairly targeting minority voters specifically,AfricanAmericans who tend to vote h eavily for Democrats. Some leaders compare their registration and get-out-thevote efforts to the racial struggle that led to the 1965V oting Rights Act. In light of all this,we are saying just let our people vote,said the Rev. Dawn Riley Duval,social justice minister at the Shorter Community A.M.E. Church in Denver. The people are being oppressed by these measures. It has ignited a sense of urgency and collective power that we can take by engaging in the process. In key swing states such as Florida and Ohio,proponents of the new election rules deny they are aimed at suppressing the minority vote in hopes of helping Republicans win more races. Reasons for their enactment vary between r ooting out fraud and purging ineligible voters to streamlining the voting process. But to some AfricanA merican leaders like the Rev. F.E. Perry,a Cleveland-based bishop in Ohios Church of God in Christ,is as if the 1960s barriers to black civil rights have returned all over again. ve come too far to sit idly by and watch that happen,Perry said. We want to get souls to the polls. Whatever it takes to get them there,thats what were going to do. With national public opinion surveys showing a close race between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney,even a few votes either way in a state such as Florida. 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