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C M Y K NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, November 9-10, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 138 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 75 51C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Sunshine and patchy clouds F orecast Question: Are you glad the election is over? Next question: Do you think the U.S. will be in better shape four years from now? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Stanley Jones Age 46, of Sebring Marion Taylor Age 64, of Amelia Island Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 92.7% No 7.3% Total votes: 150 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index www.facebook.com/newssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 7 7 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comAVON PARK Teaching of any kind requires knowledge, insight, patience, persistence, and a good sense of humor. This is even truer when the students being taught have no use for education and think teachers are patsies, working for fool wages. This is why the Department of Juvenile Justice honors teachers who work with failing or at-risk students in schools designed for those who have already dropped out or gotten into trouble. Every year the department recognizes a teacher of the year from each of its five regions. Then it chooses of those teachers a DJJ State Teacher of the Year. Rocio French, dean and lead instructor at the Avon Park Youth Academy, is the DJJs selection for its 2012 state title. French didnt expect the honor. Being such a small community I didnt think people would notice what were doing, she When teaching saves lives News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Rocio French, dean and lead instructor at the Avon Park Youth Academy, was honored as state teacher of 2012 by the Department of Juvenile Justice. APYAs French wins state honor Tipoff timeL ady Streaks h andle Lake P lacid in preseason o pener SPORTS, 1B Hail to the chiefA look at presidential pay, p erks and requirements LIVING, 12B See APYA, page 3A Unknown Soldiers2ATurkeys neededS alvation Army needs h elp for holiday dinner PAGE2 A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Best friends Emanuela Charles, 9, and Diamonia Burns, 9, each chose the book Muttley on T hursday morning so they could read together during a Reading Is Fundamental event at Fred Wild E lementary School in Sebring. The books were purchased with grant money provided by Macys. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Macys, the department store chain, recently provided the Highlands County school district with a Reading is Fundamental $26,000 grant. T he money was given so every public school student could be bought a book of their own to take home. RIF has a long history. It was founded in 1966 by a group oft eachers and volunteers. Within two years, helped by grant from the Ford Foundation, RIF had become a model program, dedicated to getting books to low-i ncome students. Since 1966 RIF has distributed more than 380 million free books. According to the RIF website, by 1975 Congress took notice oft he programs success and created the Inexpensive Book Distribution Program (IBDP provide matching grants. With the economic downturn, h owever, Congress cut its funding of IBDP. Reading is Fundamental ... and free thanks to donation See BOOKS, page 6A By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It will be back to work for Highlands County commissioners Tuesdayf ollowing a two-week hiatus. One item up for consideration will be an animal control measure but it wont be the one based on recommendations made by the Animal Control Advisory Committee. Instead, it will be a simple housekeep-i ng measure that will clarify the ordin ance dealing with livestock in Highlands County. The so called cats and dogs ordinancei s slated for this months night meeting, to be held Nov. 27. Commissioners appointeda panel this past May to deal with the issue of impounded cats and dogs after hearing impassionedp leas from a number of local veterinarians and self-proclaimed animal rights advocates. Pet owners may face fee for licensing Commission to tackle several animal control issues this month See ANIMAL, page 3A By BARRYFOSTER and CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY N ews-SunS EBRING It would appear the best way to get elected to public office is toa lready be there or to have been there previously. I ncumbents and former county staff swept the field in c ounty races Tuesday with local voters joining the trend t o return and retain. Highlands County Superintendent of SchoolsW ally Cox got 56.96 percent of the vote in holding off a c hallenge by Rebecca Becky Fleck by a margin of 2 3,237 to 17,557. Fleck serves as the assistant superi ntendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the school district. T hursday morning, Cox Incumbents rule day E LECTION 2012 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING City council members passed a handful of planning and zoning rezone ordinances on their first reading Tuesday evening and set the second readings for these areas as well. Planning and Zoning Director Jim Pollaty presented the council with half a dozen ordinances that will eventually change the labeling of property and land in Sebring. Three parcels of property along Golfview Road, including the Caddy Shack Bar and Grill, Sebring Municipal Golf Course, golf barns and clubhouse, were approved for future land use development designation. Caddy Shack Bar and Grill, Sebring Council OKs rezoning, discusses AP range S ee VOTERS, page 6A See SEBRING, page 8A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Joe Campbell, supervising his last election, consults with school board member Andy Tuck, serving as a Republican Party monitor during Tuesdays vote count.
C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 Nov. 7 71115182443x:5Next jackpot $2 millionNov. 2 101621234144x:2 Oct. 31 21734364352x:2 Nov. 7 119252829 Nov. 6 1223263435 Nov. 5 516192128 Nov. 4 1112131931 Nov. 7 (n 8386 Nov. 7 (d 0669 Nov. 6 (n 2820 Nov. 6 (d 7732 Nov. 7(n 903 Nov. 7 (d 113 Nov. 6(n 211 Nov. 6 (d 240 Nov. 6 713162316 Nov. 2 3411378 Oct. 30 93139418 Oct. 26 2730374015 Nov. 7 3234455258 PB: 20Next jackpot $168 millionNov. 3 4793054 PB: 25 Oct. 31 127314548 PB: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Photo courtesy of Spc. Jenny Lui U.S. troops conduct a dismounted patrol in Afghanistans Paktia Province on Nov. 1, 2012. The 2012 presidential campaign is over. Americas military campaign in Afghanistan is not. T here have been three presidential elections since t he war in Afghanistan erupted after the 9/11 attacks. By any measure, thew ar was all but invisible during this past campaign, w ith the candidatesrhetoric and the medias curiosity about the conflict hitting allt ime lows. Virtually ignoring a war being fought by thousands of fellow Americans duringa presidential campaign is b oth unconscionable and unprecedented. I voted in this election, but after writing every week about extraordinary men andw omen who make tremendous sacrifices at home and a broad to protect our country, I did so with some ini-t ial apprehension. But then I thought about my recent conversation with Senior Airman Angela Jackson, who is stationed atB agram Air Field in Afghanistan. She was about halfway through her first deployment when the Nov. 6 election took place, yet wast oo focused on her mission to worry about how much attention was being paid to Afghanistan back home. She joined the Air Force for bigg er reasons. ou would lay down your life for your co-worker, Senior Airman Jackson told The Unknown Soldiers. Its hard to be selfish out here, even if you want to be. Jackson, 25, volunteered to serve in February 2009.L ike all U.S. service members who have enlisted since 9 /11, she knew deploying to a war zone was a strong poss ibility. Still, the brave young woman decided to leave her friends and family in Boise, Idaho, for Afghanistan, where snow-c apped mountains serve as just about the only reminders of home. Ive always liked to be part of (somethingt han myself and being able to have the idea that youre working with other people toward something, she said. Since leaving for war, Jackson has communicated w ith her family through e mail, Facebook and Skype, but prefers to sit down and compose letters, much like the generations of U.S.t roops who served before her. I do call them once in a while, but like I said, I mostly do the letter writing,J ackson said. Most of us take hugging our family members forg ranted. For thousands of American troops still serving in Afghanistan, however,w riting a letter is as close as they can get to their loved ones. Its something physical ... its the only thing physical that I can give to my fami-l y, Jackson said. When they get my letter, they can hold it, touch it and read thew ords that I have to say Jackson, who is serving at Bagram with the Air Forces4 55th Expeditionary Wing, helps lead an emergency management team thats inp lace to respond to the worst disasters that could befall an American base during wartime, including terrorist attacks. Our responses are in c hemical, biological, radiaOne campaign is over, but another continues BBQ set before football gameAVON PARK The A von Park High School SAC and the Champions Club are hosting a barbecue dinner tonight before the Avon Park vs. Sebringf ootball game at Joe Franza Stadium. Come to the game early and enjoy a pulled pork sandwich, chips and iced tea for only$ 4. The dinner will be served on both the visitor and home side of the stadium starting at 6 p.m. untilt he kickoff. Come on out and have some great barbecue and watch the annualc lash on the gridiron between the Red Devils and Blue Streaks.Masonic child ID event SaturdaySEBRING Masonic D istrict 25 will be doing child ID for children up t hrough 18 years of age at Ag Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. T his is free of charge. You get a CD with your c hilds pictures, voice, fingerprints, emergency information and DNA F or more information, call Ross Canright at 4520 346.County HOA meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County Homeowner's Associationw ill hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday at 3240 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, FL. Free coffee, hot tea, donuts and bagelsw ill be served. Members and the public are invited. C all Gene Reese, Chairman HCHOA, at 863-6 33-8094 for more details.SFSC Trustees initiate Presidential Search SurveyAVON PARK As an initial step in its search for the next college president, the South Florida StateC ollege District Board of Trustees would like to hear from all of its stakeholders who have an interest in finding the best president ial fit for SFSC. It invites m embers of the communit y, SFSC students and S FSC employees to participate in a presidential search survey atw ww.southflorida.edu/president/. The board is seeking the next SFSC president to succeed Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. when he retires June 30, 2013. The survey responses will be used to assist in the devel opment of a presidential profile. The survey can also be accessed on the home page of the SFSC website at www.southflorida.edu. It will remain open through n oon Friday, Nov. 16. F or further information about the survey, contact t he SFSC Community Relations and Marketing Department at 784-7251.Shrine Club hosts b reakfast and flea market AVON PARK The H ighlands Shrine Club, 2 604 State Road 17 South, is open to the public for breakfast from 8-10 a.m. every Saturday. The menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and more for a $4 donation. Two bargain stores, flea market, and fresh produce v endor are available on site. There is no charge fo r v endor set up in November.Commodities available todayS EBRING The next distribution of commodities will be from 9 a.m. to n oon today at The S alvation Army, 3135 K enilworth Blvd. If you already have your 2012 Commodities Card, pick up your commodities in the drop off lane. If not, go inside and register for the 2012 year; receive a new card and commoditie s. For information, call 385-7548, ext. 305.Sign-ups under way for cheerleadingSEBRING The CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A Special to the News-SunSEBRING Effective Nov. 19, the Sebring Social Security office will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-toface interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past. In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. As was last year, employees working that day will focus on reducing backlogged workloads. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTYnumber, 1-800-3250778. Many of online services also are available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov. Sebring Social Security office adjusts hours See CAMPAIGN, page 5A B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Thanksgiving is approaching quickly, and Americans will be gearingu p to prepare homes for families and friends in just two short weeks. T hough many people will spend the time-honored holiday with lovedo nes, not every person is able to share the day with f amily. For those unfortunate cases, organizations like the Salvation Armyw ork diligently to provide a sense of holiday cheer. T he Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner is free and open to all. This years dinner will be held at the center at 120 N.R idgewood Dr. in downtown Sebring from 11 a.m. u ntil 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22). C o-coordinator Major Vicki Stefanik works a longside her husband and the many volunteers to provide meals to those w ho arent fortunate enough to share the holiday loved ones. Each year, the organization serves more than 200 meals tol ocals. Though the Salvation Army works to bring smiles and put food in the bellies of those in need,t he organization isnt able to do the huge job all on i ts own. Donations and volunteers are needed toe nsure that the Thanksgiving dinner is a success each and every year. e do rely a lot on d onations, said Stefanik. e need them. We are looking to provide about 250 meals this year Everything from turkey t o green beans are needed to have a full dinner available for the Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army operates in a small facility with a kitchen that isnt big enough to prepare the large-scale dinner they are planning to serve, so donations must be given in a particular manner. The turkeys need to be fully pre-cooked. Our kitchen is small, we dont have the means to do that type of cooking here. We can handle small things like side dishes and breads, but not turkey explained Stefanik. All other dishes needed include standard holiday side items: mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cakes, pies and other desserts. Those items may be donated cooked as well. Volunteers are also needed for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner. The employees at the organization have plenty to do for anyone wishing to lend a hand during the holiday. There will be a few shifts. We can get you to work during the set up, serving or cleaning-up shift. Whatever works best with your schedule, Stefanik said. Food items for donations should be as fresh as possible and should be dropped off the day of or day prior to Thanksgiving. For more information, contact the Salvation Armys secretary Cindy at 385-7548, Ext. 100. S alvation Army seeks help for holiday dinner The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Among those appointed to serve on the board wereT eri Ann Dosil, a representative of animal rescue g roups; veterinarian representative Mark Griffin; local animal care professional Dana McPherson; Judy Speigel of the HumaneS ociety of Highlands County; and Twyla O strowski, appointed as an at-large member. Several areas of concern w ere addressedincluding licensing, more stringent f ines, mandates for pet vaccinations, changes in the adoption system, euthaniza-t ion policies and coordination of issues with concerned citizens groups. A fter six months of deliberations, the committee c ame up with a half dozen recommendations that now have been incorporated intoa proposed animal control ordinance. T he committee has suggested a licensure fee for animals.The recommended amount is$5for spayed or neutered animals and$15 for animals that have not been altered. U nder the proposed new measure, owners who do not l icense their animals could be subject to fines under a civil citation program. O ne of the major concerns brought forward was the hold time on cats andd ogs, with at least one story of a pet owner who had a rrived to retrieve their animal only to find it already had been euthanized. The committee recommendation would set the hold time ato ne week before pets would go into anadoption cycle. C ounty officials stressed that during the holding time, the county does not own thea nimal and simply would be holding it for redemption by i ts owner. After that period it might be adopted to a new home orgiven to a rescuef acility. There was no time set for a euthanization order. In an effort to increase the e ffectiveness of staff, committee members have reco mmended that volunteers now be permitted to assist at the animal control department. They also suggested the county look into the useo f PetPoint software. According to its website, the PetPointprogram is offeredfree to organizations using the PetWatch microchip and lost pet recovery program.O rganizations using PetPoint and 24PetWatch also may take advantage of Pethealths ShelterCare I nsurance program, which is described as the most widely used pet health insurance program within the shelter community Additionally, the committee has recommended pictures of animals to be released at least two days prior to the end of their hold t ime in an effort to facilitate t he adoption process. They also suggested an adoption application be m ade available on the anim al control webpage. R eportedly that has been going on for nearly a near. T he web page notifications h ave been supported by notifications on the Highlands CountyFacebook site. For those not on t he World Wide Web the com-m itteerecommended fliers be distributed to local veterinarians, grooming salons, feed stores, pets stores, area c hambers of commerce and interested citizens to assist in the process. An updated animal control ordinance that embodies a nd expands on many of the r ecommendations has been developed. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 2012Page 3A SINGER SEWING; 3.639"; 8"; Black; 11/4,7,9; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 1 1 0 0 S HERWIN-WILLIAMS CO.; 3.639"; 10"; Black; main rt hd pg top IO20e-1104-0; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 3 3 2 2 Courtesy photo Highlands University Preparatory School recently hosted its first Stride for Pride Walk-at hon at Firemens Field. Donors from Highlands County to California sponsored students a nd staff during the one-hour event.Proceeds will be used for scholarships to assist stud ents from families that need help to cover the cost of tuition. S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING Highlands University Preparatory School recently hosted its first Stride for Pride Walk-a-thon at Firemens Field. Several generous donors from Highlands County to California sponsoreds tudents and staff during the one-hour event.More than 600 potential donors were c ontacted. One middle school student, Nathan S tephens, ran 27 laps. The highest single sponsorship was more than $6,000.The top prize for raising the most money is an IPad or Android tablet. The event derived its name from Pride, a family of lions, which is the schools mascot. T his event raised money for scholarships to assist students from families that need help to cover the cost of tuition. The Crusaders for Kids Foundation also provides scholarships and has applications att he school office. Next years project is being planned a lready.Stride for Pride 2013 will raise donations for a new science lab and the upgrade oft he network to accommodate new learning technologies. Highlands UPrep helps families obtain the Step Up for Students scholarship, currently set at $4,335 per student. Students raise scholarship money in Stride for Pride S pecial to the News-Sun AVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Allied Health Program, in conjunction with the Highlands, Hillsborough, and Polkc ounty health departments, will hold free, confidential HIVtesting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the SFSC Health and Science Education Center, HighlandsC ampus. Testing will be administered by the health department using an OraSure device, which requires only a swab of the inside of the m outh. Results should be known within two to three weeks following the test. It is available to the public, ages 13 and older. Throughout the day, guest speakers will also covert opics including living with AIDS, children with HIV, and an HIV/AIDS question and answer session. Educational displays will also be on view. The event is in con-j unction with World AIDS Day, a global event dedicated to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS. Statistics show that currently heterosexuals ages 70 and older have the fastest growing numbers for new HIVcases, said Becky Sroda, associate dean, Allied Health. This is the first screening to be conducted in Highlands County, and our county demographics suggest a strong need for one. People of all ages are at risk, and it is i mportant that everyone know their status. According to the Polk County Health Department, there are an estimated 135,000 people in Floridal ive with HIV. In 2011, Florida was number one in the country for reported HIVcases and number three for diagnosed AIDS cases. In the state of Florida, 48,100 newi nfections occur each year, and 1 in 5 people do not know they are infected. HIVis caused by a retrovirus that is transmitted through unprotected s ex, the sharing of needles, by being born to an infected mother, and through breastfeeding. Less common methods are blood transfusions, mastication (pre-chewed foodb y an infected person), being stuck with a contaminated needle, and tattooing and body piercing. It is our hope that with awareness, we may one day get to zero z ero new HIVcases, zero discrimination, and zero deaths from AIDS, Sroda said. For more information, call Sroda at 784-7021. South Florida plans free HIV testing for World AIDS Day said. Its wonderful to be recognized that way. She added APYAhas had success helping its students acquire GEDs and high school diplomas. French, who teaches math and intensive reading, is responsible for 66 students, whom she teaches in groups of 22, each for two hours a day. Sixty percent of her students, all adolescent males of middle or high school age, have learning disabilities, she said. French is one of those teachers capable of breaking through a troubled young mans armor and igniting a desire to change and grow. I have very high expectations, she said. We are all capable of learning. Having set the expectation, she provides the routine and structure needed to help a chaotic young mind find stability and develop trust. French credits APYAs administration for making her work possible. Their support gives me strength, she said, I really feel they keep my back safe. I can make my own syllabus and have the technology I need to teach like smart boards and computers and software. I can change activities every 20 minutes, moving students from large group to small group to individual projects. French said the boys do not have much experience in being treated with kindness. Many have a roughness, she said, but they are still kids, you can see it in their eyes. She never yells or bullies, she said, but she doesnt make exceptions to the rules either. Instead she constantly prods them. When they complain about hard work, she replies, Im not just your teacher, Im your coach. You have to exercise your brain just like you do your body. When you feel pain, youre doing something right. She lives for the excitement of seeing a student put his world together. Some boys have been out of school for years. Its hard to reach them, but when they click in the classroom, when they realize someone really cares and then take an interest in their own future I can use that to their advantage. French is originally from Lima, Peru. She studied and taught at the Universidad de San Martin de Porros. Arriving in Florida with her husband, from whom she is now divorced, French went back to school to re-certify her teaching credentials in this country. Along the way she expanded her certifications, becoming a certified reading specialist, among other specialties, not just to help her students, but to improve her own English. She joined the APYAstaff in 2004. Used to teaching subject matter for itself alone, French now uses subject matter to teach her students how to learn. Its completely different and has changed my perspective, she said. s quite a challenge, but it is never boring or routine. Continued from page 1A APYAs French earns state recognition Continued from page 1A Animal control issues on county commission agendas this month Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com
C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. email@example.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org V ICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org A DVERTISING Page 4ANews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com Call it an unanticipated benefit of a natural catastrophe; what nature destroys will be rebuilt. H ere in Florida we have once again made it through t he hurricane season without sustaining much damage. But at this point Floridas infra-s tructure really doesnt need much help from nature to d eteriorate. Human neglect is taking its toll. Civil engineers in Florida released their annual report cardon the state of thes tates infrastructure. And, simply put,Florida isnt making the grade. Our highways got a C from the Florida Section of the American Society of CivilE ngineers. Flood control rated a D-minus,as did our e nergy infrastructure. Bridges rated a respectable B,but seaports and transit gota C,and schools a D-minus. (The complete report card c an be read online at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.) For the most part,infrastructure grades either stayedt he same or declined since the last report card,in 2008. Florida is a critical part of our national infrastructure system,said Maria Fernandez-Porrata,chair of the Florida SectionG overnment Relations Committee. If our state cannot improve its infrastructure,then not only Floridians, but families across the country,are going to see pricesr ise,GDP shrink,and our economy remain stagnant. F or all this years campaign rhetoric about the economy,there has been pre-c ious little discussion about the job-killing impacts of i nfrastructure deterioration. Florida ports,Florida roads,and Florida bridges are all responsible for bringing goods in and out of our coun-t ry,said Eric Czerniejewski, who headed up the 2012 R eport Card Committee. As a state,we have fallen behind in building a modern infrastructure system that will be sustainable in a post-reces-s ion economy. If only thanks to Sandy, some infrastructure improvements in the northeast are inevitable. Meanwhile,here in Florida,the continuingn eglect of our roads,ports, airports,wastewater and o ther infrastructure needs will continue to have very real,and very expensive,c onsequences for the states economy and wellbeing. M aybe what we need here in the Sunshine State is a good hurricane by way of a wake-up call. A n editorial from the Gainesville Sun. States infrastructure just not making the grade Because of Hurricane Sandy,a lot of infrastructure highways, bridges,seaports,airports will have to be rebuilt,repaired or renovated in the hard-hit Northeastern U.S. Where were you 70 years ago this past Tuesday? I rememberw here I was. It was 1942 and I was on t he navy ship,the U.S.S. Joseph Hewes,just a few miles off the coast ofA frica,near the city of Casablanca. W e were getting ready to fight the German army that was scattered across then orthern coast of Africa. We were soon anchored about three miles offshore f rom the town of Rabat, Morocco. W e began to put our troops ashore along with all their equipment,including the trucks,tanks, ammunition,food and fuel.T here were six ships in our detail with about 10,000 soldiers aboard. The food and fuel was supposed to last 90 days. Near the end of the fourth day,our battle sta-t ions were all released. The first section went to the m ess hall. The second section took to the showers and the third section went on duty. My job on third section w as to man one of the big search lights on a platform about 20 feet above the main deck. I had only been on the p latform a few minutes when a man on the other search light yelled into my sound power phone, orpedo on the port bow!Almost immediately, the torpedo struck the bow of the ship about a hundred feet back of the anchor engine. The explosion threw me several feet into the air. Fortunately,when I came back down I landed on the platform of the light,along with several tons of water. Just a few minutes later, t he captain came out on the deck below me and shouted,ass the word,A bandon ship! My next move was to w ork my way up the tilted deck to my position where I was to help men get ont he ropes and slide down to the landing craft that had pulled alongside the ship. O n the third and fourth day we had been acting as a temporary hospital. We had some 50 wounded men from the beach. We got all of them off in the 17 minutes before the ship slidu nder the water. We lost 10 crew members and our captain. At this point,I had helped a line of men to get on the ropes and slide down to the landing barge. T he last man in the line had his right arm in a cast. H e was concerned that he might not be able to slide down his rope. So I got on the rope,then he got on right above me and put hisf eet on my shoulders. When I came to the end of the line,I looked down and we were still about six feet above the boat. Iy elled for him to let go and fall into the boat. When he fell,his arm hit the side of the boat and he broke his arm again! The barge pulled away from the ship and in my minds eye I can still see the propeller above the water and silhouetted against the sky. A moment more and the U.S.S. Joseph Hewes was gone. Floyd Rider is a Lake Placid resident. Remembering a dark day Guest Column Floyd Rider 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.We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail email@example.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in.The News-Sun has a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires.Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Support the troopsEditor: An open letter:Once again I will be sending care packages to soldiers for the holidays,and need your help. Here is a list of things they want or need, and I hope I can count on you to donate something. Remember,these brave Americans are over there fighting the Taliban,in order to keep the Taliban from growing stronger and coming over here. They are in a very ugly climate,surrounded by enemies who blend in with villagers and they put their lives at risk every day. The least we can do is send some things from home,in order to make their holidays a bit better. This is the eighth year doing this, and together with the help of people like you,and the folks at K&M Drugs in Lake Placid who donate over-thecounter products,and my Avon Lady, Jeanie Fullard,who has donated loads of moisturizers,lip balms and deoderants,or Mike at Schoonies,who lets us keep a can for monetary donations on the counter in his restaurant,and especially the Lake Placid Jaycees,who have donated thousands of dollars we have sent hundreds of care packages to the troops. And I will keep doing it until they are all home again. But I need your help. You can call me to meet you somewhere at 699-5825,or if you prefer to make a cash donation,there is an account set up at Heartland National Bank,with account number ending in 41356. Items they have asked for over the years:toothpaste,toothbrushes,dental floss,M&Ms,granola bars,Slim Jims, beef jerky,instant coffee,sugar,powdered creamer,tea bags,hot chocolate mix,soups,microwavable snacks,Rice Krispy treats,cookies,trail mix,nuts, dried fruit,crackers,jelly,peanut butter,Cheese Whiz,pudding cups,fruit cups,Power Bars,Wet Wipes,deodorant,Listerine,shampoo,antibacterial gel,Qtips,laundry soap,batteries,eye drops,disposable razors,tobacco products,Zip Lock bags (large and small), Kleenex,Chap Stick,DVDs,travel games,socks,small holiday decorations,paperback books and small Bibles. Mayr Malool Lake PlacidVeterans should not be political footballsEditor: In his letter of Oct. 17,Rod Dilling gives a list of bills beneficial to veterans which passed the House but died in the Senate. All these are from 2009. One of these is the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Re-authorization. It is technically correct to say that this bill died in the Senate in 2009,but the program was re-authorized and is around today. There are 2012 grants from the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to Hillsborough County and Duval County. There are also grants to Veterans of America from program work at four locations in Florida. Also mentioned are the Job Creation through Entrepreneurship bill,which died in the Senate and 2009 and the Veterans Business Center bill,buried in a House committee. One possible reason that these bills didnt pass is that they seem to overlap with an existing program. The Small Business Administration has an Office of Veterans Business Development. This office was established by the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999,signed by President Clinton. Since the Small Business Administration already has a section which promotes businesses owned by veterans,any more laws or agencies on this subject could be duplication. The Disabled Veterans Home Improvement bill died in the Senate in 2009,Dilling tells us. This bill would have raised benefits under the Home Improvement and Structural Alterations Program,known as HISA. The story doesnt end there. On May 5,2010,President Obama signed the Veterans Omnibus Health Services Acto f 2010. This law raised HISA grants more than the 2009 bill would have. Hopefully our leaders will deal with the needs of our veterans and not use them as a political football. Dale L. Gillis Sebring BouquetMany help with YMCA SpooktacularEditor: Whooo! Our 5th annual Spooktacular was a tremendous success. We had more than 1,200 people attend the event over the course of two nights. Everyone was treated to a haunted house,face painting,a cake walk,dunk tank,a bounce house,concessions,and lots of games. As always,none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Spooktacular allows us to offer a fun,safe,and affordable family event that helps to benefit the community and the Y. Thanks to Sebring Pizza Hut, Bowyer Physical Therapy,Henrys Country Motors,Party Monster,Florida Lakes Surgical Center,Palms of Sebring,RCH Vending,Air & Electrical Services,Sweetbay,C & S Auctions,Dr. Tina Thomas DMD, Carlson Accounting,Chicanes Restaurant,AXA Advisors,Zenos Pizza,Bassett Electronics,Eric and Amy Zwayer,Just Auto Yall,P.S. Signs,Kennedy State Farm,Taylor Rental Center,Upland Homes,Robert E. Livingston,P.A,Papa Johns Pizza, Nurse On Call,Positive Medical Transport,Highlands Independent Bank,Insight Auctioneers,Big Jacks Bowling Center,Robert and Barbara SilverHighlands OBGYN, Sun N Lake Improvement District, Complete Family Medical Center,AllBrite Professional Cleaning Services and Champion for Children Foundation. Highlands Family YMCA
C M Y K ANKENY, Iowa (APA mother and father have been charged with false imprisonment after their adopted teenage children told authorities their parents locked them in the basement of their suburban Des Moines home for weeks, only allowed them out for school and passed their meals under the locked door. The 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy told authorities that the imprisonment was a form of discipline but no information has been released on why they were being punished. The Iowa Department of Human Services said it removed the teens from the home in Ankeny after one of them told a school employee about their confinement. The 45-year-old father and 44-year-old mother, who were arrested Wednesday, were also charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. They each posted $22,000 bond and were released after a few hours. Police said the children reported being locked in the basement after school and on weekends for three to four weeks as a form of punishment. tion material and explosives, the airman said. American troops in Afghanistan also need to be prepared for accidents. Jackson recently coordinated logistics for a large drill simulating a helicopter crashing into a dining facility at Bagram. s very important for us to be ready, she said. And its very important out here because we need to be training in the environment were going to be in if something were to happen. As evidenced during nearly two years of constant campaigning, many politicians and pundits have turned the page on this war. But every single day, U.S. troops wake up on bases around Afghanistan and prepare for the worst, all while their families at home wait, wonder and worry. Regardless of popularity or political winds, however, our country continues to be blessed with selfless patriots l ike Senior Airman Angela Jackson, who deploy to Afghanistan so the rest of us dont have to. But even though shes fully committed to her mission, the brave airman still looks forward to coming home. Im planning on seeing all my family and my friends, and getting back into the work environment, she said. N ow that the presidential election is finally over, it is time for all of us to get back to the important work of supporting our troops. America is still at war. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign-up for its Winter Cheerleading Program fora ges 4-16. Cost is $45 for members and $65 for nonm embers. Any questions, call 3829622.Highlands Social Dance Club gathers todayS EBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts the second dance of the season with the music of the SkylarksB and from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. BYOB; ice provided C lub dances are open to the public. Singles are welc ome. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-m embers. For more information, call (863Destination Downtown celebrates Wine, Walk and ShopSEBRING Destination D owntown Sebring celebrates Savor the Flavor for its November theme with a special Wine, Walk and Shop event from 5-8 p.m. today. Enjoy free wine and imported beer tastings, live music and charming Downtown while you stroll, drink and shop for gifts, collectibles, antiques, books, fashions and more. For information, visit www.DestinationDowntown Sebring.com.Morning Market is SaturdayLAKE PLACID Saturday Morning Market, sponsored by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Stuart Park. Produce, plants, food, wine, jewelry, pottery, arts and crafts available. Breakfast and lunch available. Eat at the park or take out is available. V endor applications are a vailable on the chamber s ite at www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com Additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4654331.Spaghetti dinner sponsored by Sebring KofCSEBRING There will b e a spaghetti dinner at St. Catherine Parish Hall from 4:30-6:15 p.m. Saturday. The hall is at 827 Hickory St., across from the church. The meal consists of salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, breadstick, dessert and beverages at a cost of only $9 for adults and $4 for children.Elks plan Christmas B azaar and Bake Sale L AKE PLACID Enjoy h oliday shopping from 8 a .m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Beautifully crafted items and home made baked goods for sale. Breakfasts andwiches and beverages a t the snack bar. The lodge is behind Winn Dixie on County Road 621.Sebring Village Dance features Frank-ESEBRING Sebring Village is hosting a dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, one mile behind Walmart off Schumacher Road. Music will be provided by Frank-E. Cost is $5 per person, and coffee and ice is provided. For more information, call 386-0045 or 273-0875.Str8Up Youth plan car washLAKE PLACID A huge yard sale and car wash will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Str8Up Youth House, 113 South Main Ave. There will be clothes, furniture, books and more. All proceeds will go back i nto the ministry. Saturday Nite Cruise is thisw eekendS EBRING The Saturday Nite Cruise, held o n The Circle in Sebring every second Saturday of the month, will be from 11a .m. to 3 p.m. starting this month. Cruisers come from near and far to Sebrings D owntown Circle to see classic cars, listen to live m usic and enjoy delicious food.Visit www.SebringCruise.com.West Sebring VFD plans fundraiserSEBRING The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Inc. and Delaney Photography present the 2012 HolidayF amily Photo Drive Nov. 11-18. All bookings receive a free 8-by-10 family portrait (bookings must be made by Saturday). For appointments call the West Sebring VolunteerP hoto Fundraiser line at 214-7485 or e-mail email@example.com. Photos will be taken at Station 10 at 3517H ammock Road. Proceeds benefit The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Inc.Tanglewood plans Craft and Hobby FairSEBRING Tanglewoods annual Craft and Hobby Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. More than 85 crafters will sell jewelry, photography, fine art, woodwork, doll clothes, ornaments and so much more. Free admission. There are tables selling crafts for the benefit of the Highlands County Humane Society, the local Art League and The Salvation Army food bank. Tanglewood is on U.S. 27, one-half mile north of the Sebring Walmart. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 2012Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp top nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 3 3 9 9 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 0 0 CHANDLER CREMATION SERVICE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 8 8 1 1 Continued from page 2A Continued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by BRIANAWASHINGTON One of the Junior ROTC drill teams from Avon Park High School participates in the regu lation drill competition Saturday morning. As host of the drill meet, APHS was unable to compete in the event. Orlandos Timber Creek High School was the overall winner in S aturdays competition, which brought in more than 20 competing teams from 10 schools in Central and South Florida. A PHS hosts JROTC drill meet COMMUNITYBRIEFS Campaign continues for those soldiers still in combat zone STANLEYJONES S tanley Tyler Jones, loving son, youngest brother and friend, a lifelong resident of Sebring, Fla., is now in the big Baja race in thes ky. He passed away at his home on Nov. 4, 2012, at age 46. Stan lived most of his life on a fast track. He was happiest when he wasr acing, and was fearless in any type of vehicle. On land or water, he wasnt one to be on the sidelines. He hadt he need for speed; the faster the better. Stan always dreamed off our-wheeling in the desert dunes of S outhern California, and in January with his best friend, Robert Catarelli, he was ablet o realize that dream. He was dubbed the Flying S quirrel. His buddies Robert, Ray and Brent probably understood him better than most. Stan had a very close relationship withh is mom, his sister Joyce, niece Christy and nephew M ark Jr. He loved children and always had a way of making them laugh. H is father, Wayne Jones, preceded him in death. He is s urvived by his mother, Peggy Jones; his siblings, David Jones, Wayne (Colleen Jones, Howard (DebbyJ ones, Mark (Beth Sheila (Steve Joyce Norskov, and Mary (Jack numerous aunts, uncles,c ousins, nieces and nephews. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Children Advocacy Center of Sebring. Arrangements by MorrisF uneral Chapel. Agathering of family and friends to celebrate his life is scheduled for noon, Nov. 24, 2012, at Istokpoga Park in Lorida. M ARION TAYLOR Marion Carol Webster T aylor, 64, of Amelia Island, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at home. Anative ofS ebring, Fla., she was born on Dec. 23, 1947. She was a 1 965 graduate of Sebring High School and a 1969 graduate of the Florida State University School of Nursing. She later earned herm asters degree from Albany State College in Albany, Ga. S he worked in Nursing since 1969 in various capacities, retiring as chief operationso fficer for Gadsden Regional Hospital in Gadsden, Ala. in 2008. She retired to Amelia I sland. Survivors include her hu sb and, Jay Taylor of Amelia Island; sons, Michael Noble of Amelia Island, Matthew (Laura Jacksonville, Fla., John ( Heather) Taylor of Tallahassee, Fla., and J.D. (Lindaaylor of Atlanta, G a.; sisters, Margaret (Ken ) Mueller of Dayton, Ohio and Linda (Joel Sebring, Fla.; brother, Henry (Charleneebster of L eavenworth, Kansas; and two grandchildren, Penny Noble and Colin Taylor. Carol was preceded in deat h by her parents, Hank and Jane Webster. At her request, Carol wil l b e cremated and her ashes s cattered in the ocean off A melia Island. Donations may be made to Communit y H ospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Bldg. 100, Suite 101 Jacksonville, FL32257. For more information and t o sign Carols online regist er book, visit the Green Pine website at www.green p inefuneral.som. Arrangements by Green Pine F uneral Home. OB ITUARIES J ones N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY C oncerned citizens and members of LULAC, held a rally Monday to protest the city counc ils proposed ordinance 15-12, which is aimed at preventing boarding houses within city limits. The council is concerned about over-crowding. Critics say there is no need for the ordinance because city codes address over-crowding issues. Protest held against proposed AP ordinance Parents accused of locking teens in basement In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K was smiling as he told the N ews-Sun he was still operating on campaign adrenaline a nd the campaign calendar. I was awake at 4 a.m. this morning, and then realized Id idnt have that hard grind anymore, he said. R on Handley appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill out the unexpired term of formerc ommissioner Jeff Carlson was elected in his own right, turning back a challenge f rom Michael Stone 22,872 to 16,326. Its humbling to get elected, Handley said Thursday morning, and it makes you feel good because people thought you did a good job. H andley added he was proud of himself and Michael Stone for running clean campaigns and keeping the discussion positive. Im looking forward to getting some of (the commis-s ions) projects going, he said. Like the property and e vidence building for the sheriff and building a new EMS station in the north Sun N Lakes area. Hopefully, the economy turns around and adv alorem revenue increases so well have more flexibility with the budget. Incumbent commissioner Greg Harris held off inde-p endent commission candidate Greg Smith 24,600 to 12,384. Im humbled and I feel great, Harris said, his voice filled with laughter, because it means weve been doing a good job. I love serving, and not everyone gets a chance. I consider this a blessing and a honor Jim Brooks, a former Highlands County EMS director, won the county commission District 1 race over Sally Mowery 24,518 to 14,695. Long-time Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton garnered 83.43 percent of the vote to retain her post, winning over Candido Candi Garcia 33,774 to 6,701. In the race for Highlands County Supervisor of Elections, former Highlands County Deputy Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg held offa challenge by Highlands County Administrative Services Director Gerald Jed Secory 27,224 to 13,091. In the race for Avon Park City Council, two of the three incumbents were returned to office. Brenda Gray and Terry Heston both received e nough votes to keep their seats in the best three out of five balloting. Gray received the most votes overall. Garrett Anderson, a local businessman running for the f irst time, received the second highest number of votes. Heston polled third, slightly ahead of Jim Barnard, who also was running for the first time. Incumbent Paul Miller f inished last. H ighlands County voters supported District 17C ongressman Tom Rooney in h is successful re-election bid. T hey also voted to promote F lorida House representative Denise Grimsley to theF lorida State Senate. Local residents voted overw helmingly to retain all three Florida Supreme Court Justices as well as judges in t he District Court of Appeals. In Highlands County, C onnie Mack edged incumbent Bill Nelson for the U.S.S enate, but Nelson led consistently throughout the state. Local voters also preferred c hallenger Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama by am argin of 60 to 38 percent. The president, however, won the electoral votes needed and continues to lead in the popular vote, which is stillb eing counted. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black p lus three; process, 94823 publix liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 3 3 1 1 C OWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 3 3 4 4 Since then, corporations l ike Macys, Dollar General and Colgate-Palmolive, have partnered with RIF to continue the popular program. Since 2004 Macys has r aised and given away $16 million worth of books. At Fred Wild Elementary School Thursday morning, it was Janet Harrisfourth-g rade classs turn to go to the media center, browse through books neatly scattered on library tables, and pick one to keep. A ll five school district media specialists worked together to bring the bookst o the students, including choosing, ordering and organizing distribution of thet itles, according to Debbie Wood, who led the project for the district. T he students were soon engrossed in what they were reading. Taylor Derr, a member of Harrisclass, quickly chose Jack, part of a series of fictional stories about dogs and the people who lovet hem. Its good, Taylor said when asked. She added that, It hasnt really gottent o the dog yet. Ashian Feliciano chose an e ntirely different type of b ook. Called Great Estimations, it has a photograph on every page with m any objects arranged into designs. The idea, Ashian said, looking at the whole picture, is to get better at e stimating, at guessing how many there are. The books come in all s izes and difficulty, are fiction or non-fiction, with subject matter and vocabulary appropriate for every agea nd reading level. My goal, said Carla Rice, one of the media specialists who organized the e vent, is to get a book to 1 00 percent of the kids, not 9 5 percent. S tudents who are absent t he day of the distribution will get a book to take home. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Fred Wild Elementary School fourth graders Alexus Baker (from left), Justin Delara, Alvin Tumblin and Idalis Chavez read together Thursday morning during a Reading Is Fundamental event at the school in Sebring. Each student chose a free book to take home. Books given away to students as part of RIF partnership Continued from page 1A My goal is to get a book to 100 p ercent of the k ids, not 95 p ercent.CARLARICE m edia specialist Voters send incumbents back to office News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY County commission candidate Michael Stone and Avon Park city council candidate Jim Barnard look at the early returns Tuesday night. Stone was defeated by Ron Handley 58 to 42 percent. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 2012Page 7A C OMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main rhp, comcast biz; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 2 2 6 6 0 0 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB**********; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/7,9; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 7 7 7 7 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS David Mumma of Sebring samples a slice of an apple Thursday morning after buying some from Rotarian Carmen Lybarger in Sebring. The Gene Scheck Rotary Apple and Sweet Cider Sale is the largest fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Sebring each year. More than 40,000 pounds of apples and cider traveled about 12,000 miles by truck from Ohio for the annual sale. Rotarian/Apple Czar Bruce Lybarger (from left) presents a Paul Harris Fellow award to truck driver Jimmy Baker of London, Kent., on Thursday during the 43rd Annual Gene Scheck Rotary Apple and Sweet Cider Sale in Sebring. Baker has driven truck-loads of apples to S ebring for the past 14 y ears. The Paul Harris F ellow award is typically given to Rotary members who have given $1,000 to the club, but Baker earned the honor for his many years of exceptional service. s a big surprise, I wasnt e xpecting that, Baker said. Rotary holds annual apple sale NEWORLEANS (APPLC and a team of plaintiffsattorneys are urging a federal judge to give final approval to a proposed class-action settlement of economic damagec laims spawned by the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is holding a fairness hearing Thursday for arguments by lawyers who negotiated the deal and by other plaintiffsattorneys who object to portions of the agreement. Barbier has hinted he wont immediately rule from the bench. BPestimates it will pay $7.8 billion to r esolve claims through the uncapped settlement. It doesnt resolve claims by the federal government and Gulf states. Atrial next year is designed to identify causes of BPs well blowout and assign percentages of fault to the companies involved in the disaster. Federal judge urged to approve BP settlement
C M Y K B y GARYFINEOUT Associated PressFlorida Gov. Rick Scott will keep pushing in the comi ng year to cut the states corporate income tax but in a w ay that may make it hard for Scott to keep his promise of eliminating the tax entirely. Scott outlined his latest tax c ut proposal on Thursday during an appearance at a national convention of real estate agents gathered in Orlando. The governor told theg roup he will ask state legi slators next spring to exempt about another 2,000 businesses in the SunshineS tate from having to pay the tax. If passed the change would take place in 2014 when Scott will be seeing a second term. Everything we do must be tied to helping families get jobs, and eliminating this tax will ensure more small businesses can hire people, said Scott in a statement. During his maverick campaign for governor Scott vowed to eliminate the tax entirely over a seven-year period. But he was unable to get the Republican-controlled Legislature to go along with his first effort to cut the tax rate in 2011. Lawmakers resisted Scotts initial tax-cutting plan because he was asking for a large tax cut the same year that legislators were also cut-t ing spending for schools and health care. They instead a greed to exempt the first $25,000 of business income from taxes. This year that exemption level was raised to $50,000. S cotts latest proposal would raise the exemption level to $75,000. It would cost the state an estimated $8 million at first and would riset o roughly $18 million in its second year. This year the corporate income tax is expected to bring in $2.1 billion. Rep. Jim Waldman, DCoconut Creek and who has sat on the House tax committee, said the size of Scotts tax cut shows he is being more political savvy about what he can accomplish. But Waldman said that businesses in Florida care more about education and the quality of the employee workforce than the corporate income tax. He also noted how voters this week rejected several t ax-cutting amendments including one that was proposed by Scott. S cott Arceneaux, executive director of the Florida D emocratic Party, called Scotts proposal a hand out to corporate special interests. These are the wrong prio rities to grow our economy, they are the wrong priorities to move our state forward, and they are same failed ideas that are out of touch with Floridas values and have been rejected byF loridas citizens, Arceneaux said. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com D R. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 8 8 KABET, SHIRLEY; 3.639"; 5"; Black; tanglewood craft fair; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 7 7 9 9 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 3 3 5 5 Got something to buy,sell or trade? Classified ads get results! Municipal Golf Course, golf b arns and clubhouse were approved for second reading to be rezoned from their current designation as MUQD (mixed use developmentC -1 (commercial zoning. These changes will allow the area to fall in line with the comprehensive plan in existence currently. T he second and final readings for this ordinance change (1348 scheduled for the Nov. 20 council meeting. Other changes include a p arcel of land at 4735 Kenilworth Blvd., the Senior C enter at 3400 Sebring Parkway, 3121 Golfview and 3181 Golfview. Each of ther ecommended rezones were approved for second and final r eadings, also on Nov. 20. The rezones will be made in order for the properties be consistent with surrounding future land developments andw ill also fall in line with the current Florida Statues. Sebring council members also heard from Lt. Col. PaulN eidhart, the current Avon Park Air Force Range commanding officer. Neidhart gave a presentation about the mission of the range and thep urpose of its role and function not only in Highlands County but throughout the state. At the range we train here l ike we are going to fight so that if we do go out to fight, we come back, Neidhart said. Aformer study is currently being updated on the rangeb y the Highlands County Economic Development C ommission to show the security, role and function of the range. N eidhart broke down the overall areas of the range and h ow each area is used. The range is a collection of 106,500 acres of land that covers air space in Highlands County into Hardee and wells outh of Sebring. Neidhart touched briefly on the many tactical and conventional areas, each servinga training role whether it be air drops, tank operation or combat and weapon training. The most important function of the range of course ist he air space which is very closely monitored by range personnel. Neidhart revealed that the range is looking to expand its air function in thef uture. e are looking to get the airway certified to open it up to other aircraft ... currently it is C-coded. Right now only cargo aircrafts are able tol and. If we can get new certification it will be a great a sset to the range, so we are working on that, Neidhart said. C ouncil members thanked Neidhart for his presentation. N o motions are requests were given following the presentation. Sebrings next city council meeting will be heldT uesday, Nov. 20. Continued from page 1A S ebring council approves rezoning issues for final reading Gov. Scott to push for another corporate tax cut in state Everything we do m ust be tied to helping families get jobs, and e liminating this tax will ensure m ore small businesses can hire people.G OV. RICKSCOTT Scott
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000303 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, HOSSAIN JABBAR, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000303 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and HOSSAIN JABBAR; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOSSAIN JABBAR N/K/A REFUSED NAME OF SPOUSE; TENTANT #1 N/K/ A TERI PAYNE N/K/A TERI PAYNE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A BEN PAYNE 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 27th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 4, OF HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 509 MAC LANE, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 1, 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 F10010851 SUNTRUST-CONV--Team 4-F10010851 **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. November 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-456 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLINE O'STEEN, a/k/a CHARLINE OSTEEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLINE O'STEEN a/k/a CHARLINE OSTEEN, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2012, and whose social security number is 428-56-5192, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 9, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Sonny O'Steen 1 60 Pinewood Drive Senoia, GA 30276 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Facsimile: (863 November 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-12-000404 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs.0 RAYMOND H. RAMSAY; MERNA V. RAMSAY A/K/A MERNA RAMSAY; UNKNOWN TENTANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 27th day of November, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 274, OF BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 31st day of October, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within seven (7 this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 ice 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-673-GCS DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006QS18, PLAINTIFF, VS. JAMES F. GREEN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2012 and entered in Case No. 11-673-GCS in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006QS18 was the Plaintiff and JAMES F. GREEN, ET AL., the Defendant(s the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 on the 20th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 18, BLOCK 11 OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE P LAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notificat ion if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk, Circuit Court /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 2, 9, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 2010-CA-000022 Division EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. H OWARD LOWRY, DIANE LOWRY, AND AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS 1 OF SPRING LAKE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., JOHN DOE N/K/A JOHN LITTLE, JANE DOE N/K/A ELISKA LITTLE, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 30, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: DUPLEX 1, UNIT B, COUNTRY CUB VILLAS I OF SPRING LAKE, BEING A REPLAT OF PARCEL K OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, LYING IN SECTIONS 15 AND 16, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 53'21'' WEST AND ALONG THE MOST NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION A DISTANCE OF 75.04 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 06'39'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 24.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 44'23'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 29.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 32 DEGREES 57'37'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 36.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 32 DEGREES 57'37'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 36.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 44'23'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 29.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH 32 DEGREES 57'37'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 26.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 44' 23'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 32 DEGREES 57'37'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEG4EES 44'23'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 39.80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA BEING D ESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID DUPLEX 1, UNIT B; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 19'16'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 40'44'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 17 DEGREES 19'16' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 72 DEGREES 40'44'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 766 DUANE PALMER BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33876; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on November 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282010CA000842AOOOXX FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ATOLA GERRI BUDD, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY JONES AKA AUDREY BERNADINE QUINLAN JONES, DECEASED; PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; ERNEST LYNDHURST JONES, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY JONES AKA AUDREY BERNADINE QUINLAN JONES, DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ATOLA GERRI BUDD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERNEST LYNDHURST JONES; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 20th day of September, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000842AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court o f the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC is the Plaintiff and ATOLA GERRI BUDD, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY JONES AKA AUDREY BERNADINE QUINLAN JONES, DECEASED; PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ATOLA GERRI BUDD N/K/A DAVID BUDD, UNKNOWN S POUSE OF ERNEST LYNDHURST JONES, ERNEST LYNDHURST JONES, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY JONES AKA AUDREY BERNADINE QUINLAN JONES, DECEASED and UNKNOWN TENANT(S JECT 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 21st day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK 290, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 2 0, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 31, 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 a uxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 21st day of September, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 2, 9, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000096 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY A. WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY ANDERSON WILLIAMS; STACY W. LEMMON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY A. WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY ANDERSON WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S ERTY, Defendants. N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 20th day of September, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000096, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY A. WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY ANDERSON WILLIAMS; STACY W. LEMMON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY A. WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY WILLIAMS A/K/A TIMOTHY ANDERSON WILLIAMS 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 21st day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' TRACT 8, BLOCK 7, OR THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER, LYING IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, RIVER RIDGE RANCHES UNRECORDED. TRACT 13, BLOCK 7, OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER, LYING IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. RIVER RIDGE RANCHES UNRECORDED. 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 21st day of September, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-652-GCS ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s vs. YVONNE LOFORTE, et al Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY L. LABRADOR ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 144 POLK STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY L. LABRADOR ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 144 POLK STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY L. LABRAD OR ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 144 POLK STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, 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 7, BLOCK 7, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 7, BLOCK 7, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52'31 EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF POLK STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.624 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 07'54 EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.004 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52'31'' EAST FOR DISTANCE OF 165 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07'54 EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 7 FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.004 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNE ROF SAID LOT 7, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52'31 WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF POLK STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.L ESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 7, BLOCK 7, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 07'18 EAST A DISTANCE OF 435.50 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 55'50 EAST A DISTANCE OF 100.076 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07'54 WEST A DISTANCE OF 435.50 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52'31 WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A 25 FOOT EASEMENT OVER THE EAST 25.00 FEET AND THE SOUTH 35 FEET FOR ROAD ACCESS. INCLUDES A 2001 LIMI MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER FLA14616038A & FLA14616038B more commonly known as 144 POLK STREET, 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, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication 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 22nd day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7 contact the Administrative Office of the Court, HIGHLANDS County, 590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, County Phone: 863-402-6594 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service''. November 2, 9, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09000637GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MIRIAM E. RIVERA F/K/A MIRIAM PANTOJA, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 9, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 09000637GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, where OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is the Plaintiff and MIRIAM E. RIVER F/K/A MIRIAM PANTOJA are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes 11:00 AM on the 21st day of November, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 7, Heiring's Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000406 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, MICHAEL KURUVILLA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000406 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL KURUVILLA; SHEELA KURUVILLA; 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 27th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, IN BLOCK 65, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION EIGHT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 271 NW LOQUAT ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n October 31, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk R onald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10018493 SUNTRUST-CONV--Team 4-F10018493 **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. November 9, 16, 2012 I nsight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 S URPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc I ncluding: City of Avon Park, City of Sebring, And Highl ands County Sherrif Dept. Saturday, November 10th at 9:00am O ctober 28; November 4, 9, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012Page 11A Contact UsBy Phone( 863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ LINCOLN TOWNCAR'97. Like new, low miles. Must see. $7000. Call 863-699-5517 HONDA CIVIC1993. 133,700 mi. w/new tires, axles, battery, fuel pump, front wheel bearings. Tuned up and ready to go w/cold A/C. $1,900. 863-990-2679 CHEVROLET NOVA1974. 4Dr. Runs, all parts original. No brakes. $1,000. Call 863-414-0058 2002 FORDF150 / Silver / Standard 140K / 4 Wheel Drive/ Tool Box & Bedliner. Great Work Truck. Good Condition. $4000. OBO. 828-290-3429 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationGHEENOE '99,14', w/Trailer, 5hp. Honda, bow mount, salt water 50lb. Min Kota, 2 mid-back seats. $1500 obo. Call 863-214-4154. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation POWER CHAIRLIFT Harman. Like new. $650. Call 863-699-5517 FOUR WHEELSCOOTER Legend Mobility Model E1230. Brand New! $2200 (never used 863-699-2128 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesRIDING LAWNMOWER 2009 Cub Cadet 42" cutting deck. Excel cond. Paid $2,000. Asking $1,000. Call 863-465-9408 7400Lawn & GardenGENERATOR COLEMANPowermate 6250 max watts. Asking $100 obo. Call 863-835-1734 7380Machinery & ToolsST FRANCISOF ASSISI EPISCOPAL CHURCH THRIFT STORE YARD SALE November 10, 9am 2pm. Great Sale / Great Prices Furniture, books, bikes, household items, clothing fabrics. 5 0% of income donated to Local Charitable Organizations 43 lake June Road, Lake Placid SEBRING *GIGANTICYARD SALE Sat. Nov. 10, 9am 3pm. 1000's of Things For You To See! Toys, Furn., Household Items, Exercise Equip., Holiday items & Much More! Join us at the First Presbyterian Church (near The Palms, enter on Lake View Dr.) SEBRING **MULTI FAMILY SALE ** 4020 Youth Care Lane, Sat. Nov. 10th, 7AM ? Adult clothes, Dishes, Decor, Movies, CD's, Christmas decor, Baby / Kids Clothes, Household items, Misc. SEBRING THUR.Sat. 8 4pm. 4175 Bianca St. Sun In Lakes. First circle, 4th exit, left on Viscaya, 2 blocks on corner. CHRISTMAS STUFF, Trees, Deer, Sleigh, Angles, Wreaths, Candles, Tinsel, Lights, Bulbs, Wise Men & more. SEBRING SAT.8 ?. 3550 Cindys Ln. off MLK Jr. Blvd. Multi-Family Sale! Shower stall, pedestal sink, lots of Christmas blow ups & other decor. SEBRING SAT.8 3pm. 4516 Caloosa Ct. Behind Harder Hall off Maclane. Security door, clothes, antiques & much more. SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSale! Fri. Sat. 8 4pm. 800 & 808 Spring Lake Blvd. Linens, clothing and lots of misc. SEBRING HILLSSat. 8 2pm. 901 S. Egret St. Multi-Family Sale! Household, clothes, paintings, vintage linens, china & costume jewelry. Tools, '67 Sebring Race poster & more! SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 2pm. 3213 Sparkling Dr. Antiques, Cross Bow, Saws, Beautiful wood water bed frame w/shelved headboard & drawers, Panini Plie. lg. elec. grill, bullet express plus, Cory Everson fitness body plus exerciser, Misc. kitchen & other articles. SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY SALE Nov. 9, 10 and 11, 7am-3pm. Clothes, furniture, misc., electronics, toys, exercise equipment, golf cart. SEBRING -* MULTI FAMILY SALE 3215 Sparkling Dr., (27 to Seb. Pkwy., left Scenic Hwy, left Summit Rd.) Fri-Sat 11/9 & 10, 8am-2pm, Flooring, Sewing Machines, Baby, Crafts, Homewares & More! LAKE PLACIDThur. Sat. 8 ?. Sylvan Shores 1619 Pine Top. Household items & lots more. LAKE PLACIDStr8 Up Yard Sale & Car Wash! Sat. 8 1pm. 113 S. Main Ave. Furn., clothing, household & misc. LAKE PLACIDSat. Only! 8 6pm. 935 Henscratch Rd. Kids & medical books, toys, 6.5' Christmas Tree, 6 drawer dresser, purses, household, 3 drawer L shape desk & so much more. Everything price to go! LAKE PLACIDHoliday Craft & Bake Sale! Sat. 8 1pm. Located behind Winn Dixie on CR 621 at Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Enjoy our homemade Holiday crafts & baked goods. L AKE PLACID*LARGE ESTATE SALE* PLACID MINI WAREHOUSE* Stalls G-1 & G-2. 844 County Rd. 621. Sat. Nov. 10th only. 8AM 2PM. LAKE PLACID*4 FAMILY HUGE SALE Sat, Nov. 10, 8AM ? Something For Everyone! Lots of Great Misc. At A Bargain Price!! GIANT YARDSALE At Storage Facility. SAT SUN. 8-4PM. Household, furn., appliances, tools & some really nice jewelry. 1866 South Wilburn Dr. Located off US 27, across from College, towards Reflections. AVON PARKFri. & Sun. 8 4pm. 1955 N. Torrington Rd. Piano, Motorcycle, recliner, clothes, plates & pots & misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales AVON PARKLAKES ** TWO FAMILY SALE ** Fri & Sat 11/9 & 10, 8am 2pm. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE / SHOP EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS. 2029 W. Columbine Rd. AVON PARKFri. Sat. 8 3pm. 2517 N. Orangewood St. GARAGE SALESat. Nov. 10th, 7-4pm. New Covenant United Methodist Church (near Heartland Workforce 5535 HWY 27South Sebring Fl. 33870 7320Garage &Yard Sales WORD PROCESSOR/ Smith Corona $35. 863-471-0098 SMALL PLAYMATECOOLER (NEW 863-471-0098 POOL COVER18' round. New cond. $30. Call 863-465-6618 PEARL NECKLACE/EARRINGS.$40. Call 863-446-0972 JACUZZI 1HP.pool pump. New cond. $100. Call 863-465-6618 HAND SAW$6. 863-471-0098 BOOKS WESTERNS20 for $10 Call 863-385-1563 7310Bargain Buys TOSHIBA LAPTOPw/ modem L3050 model, powers up disk drive good netgear installed $150.00 Call (863 KING SIZEBED / Sealy Mattress / Bedguard / Supreme Mattress Pad / Beautiful Headboard (off white Set & Bed Spread. $500. 863-382-9289 After 3 PM. HANDICAP RAMP4' x 23'. Rubbermaid Storage Shed, 5'H x 2.5D x 4.4'W. $550 obo. Call 574-780-0132 7300Miscellaneous LIVING ROOMSET Includes, Sofa, Love seat, Chair & Ottoman. Bari Leather. Camel color. Excel cond. $750. Call 863-414-0358 HIDE ABED. Good cond. $50. Call 863-453-2442 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseLAKE PLACID:Waterfront, Lake Istokp oga. Large 1 br. apt. on 2.5 acres. Natural scenic setting. Large oaks, wildlife & dock. Non smoking. $1200/mo neg. Call 863-464-2939 6320S easonal Property SPRING LAKE2/2 House w/single car garage. New A/C and all appliances. $675/mo. 863-381-8069. SEBRING 3/2Fenced yard, washer/dryer hook up, Fireplace. Near downtown Sebring, close to Schools & shopping. Avail. now! $700/mo. + 1st, last, sec. Call 863-991-2924. SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -Large Newer 2BR, 2BA, 2CG, Enclosed double lanai, Partially furnished, Fenced yard, W & D. Lawn maintenance included. $900/ma. Call 863-458-0867 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2/2 $450 mo. New 1/1 $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs Or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953SEBRING -1& 2 BR, Tile floors, Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 $600/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsRELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING **GREAT LOCATION! ** Beautiful 2BR / 1BA/ 2CP Close to mall & US 27. W/D, screen porch, new carpet Appl's incl., ceiling fans. A/C, No Smoke. CALL 305-490-5399 SEBRING CUTE2/1, Screen porch, Quiet Area near Mall. Most pets ok. 1927 Theodore St. $550/mo. + $300.sec. Call 863-446-7274 SEBRING 2BR./2BA., 1 car garage, all new carpet, new appliances, new countertops. 2000sq.ft., $650/mo. No pets, No smoke. 863-402-1142 PLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Immaculate, C/H/A, Carport. Seasonal/yearly. LAKE PLACED 2/1 Home, Lake Istokpoga Privileges on 5 lots. 863-699-0045 LAKE PLACID/ Furnished / Seasonal 3 6 Months / Adults only / No Pets. 2BR, 1BA, W/D, Screened Breezeway. $1000/mo, Utilities included. 863-465-4870 ** LAKEPLACID-LEISURE LAKES ** Newly painted 3BR, 1.5 BA, near Golf Course & Lake June. W/D hookup. Clean & Quiet. $575/mo. Water & Lawn service included. No Pets. 863-465-9100 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded $0 Down, Singlewides $299/Mo. 800-622-2832 EXT 210 LAKE PLACIDOPEN HOUSE Lakeside Village Mobile Home Park. November 17th 2-4pm. for the Entire Park. View all homes for sale in this 55 plus community. Now is the time to buy low priced homes. AVON PARKMobile Home. Beautiful 2BR/2BA. Completely furnished, just bring toothbrush. Lot 384 in the Villa Del Sol 55+ Park, behind Winn Dixie. Call 574-780-0132 for Private Showing. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes SEBRING **NEW LARGE HOME ** 3BR, 2BA. 2 1/2 CG, Family Room, Screened Lanai. Manor Hill 2728 Manor Dr. Open Daily 9AM 4PM. $194,900. 863-471-3207 Or 863-202-0785 S EBRING 1120Garland Dr. 2/2, single family. Walking distance to lake. Owner financing or cash discount. 803-978-1539 or 803-978-1607. 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate WE AREIN NEED OF A MECHANIC to work on Tractors & Heavy Equipment in our Okeechobee field. We need some help with repairs & maintenance. If interested please call David 352-281-0235 or 386-454-5688. Serious inquiries only. UNITED WAYOF CENTRAL FLORIDA seeks Director for Highlands County Division. Bachelor's degree preferred. Submit resume & salary requirements b y Sunday Nov. 4th to United Way, POB 1357, Highland City Fl. 33846. Fax 863-648-1535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED for stud ents in kindergarten through 8th grade. Monday Thursday 2:30-5:00. Mileage paid @ $.50/mile. Compensation is $25/hour. Year round position. To start as soon as possible Call 786-326-5179. Please email resume to: email@example.com RN/ASST. DONneeded to provide nursing services for Adults with D evelopmental Disabilities in a 24 bed Intermediate Care Facility. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; supervision of small nursing dept., staff development and training, program oversight and Quality Assurance. Flexible hours, competitive benefit package and pleasant working environment. If you are ready to make a real difference in someone's life, please contact Melissa at 863-452-5141 or complete an online application at;w ww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/florida. NOW EXPANDINGOUR DAY SPA & In need of Hairstylist; Commission or booth rental available. For professional working conditions, please apply @ The Studio of Health & Beauty. 863-386-0822, 1981 US 27 S. in Sebring Florida. LUBE TECH(Experienced chanical Ability. Good attitude. Race-Thru Kwick Lube 3447 US. 27 South. LOCAL CHURCHOF THE BRETHREN Needs enthusiastic Christian oriented Choir Director. Call Pastor David Smalley 863-385-1597 FRONT DESK/RESERVATIONSFor Hotel/Golf Resort. Experience preferred. Apply in person Monday-Friday 10-4pm. at 100 Clubhouse Ln. Sebring, 33876. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. CUSTOMER SERVICEASSOCIATES Full Time & Part Time $9.00 per hour. *Spanish and French Differential. AGERO A Geat Place to Work Call 863-402-2786 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentAVON PARK HOUSING 1 X3 AD # 00024763 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00024762
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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING With steady improvement seen over their first four games, the Lady Blue Streaks of the soccer pitch took the next step with Tuesdays 1-0 win over visiting Tenoroc. The team was trending toward the moment and it couldnt have come at a more opportune time, with the onset of the district schedule. e lost two, then tied two, head coach Richie Bridsall said. Now we got this, why dont we continue in this direction. The defense, the strong suit of the early season, continued itsstalwart efforts Tuesday, keeping the Lady Titans in check and keeping things relatively uneventful for their goal keeper. But the offense wasnt clicking early, as Bridsall explained, we were playing a little slow and werent as aggressive as we should have been. Which paved the way to a scoreless first half. But the offense got a boost early in the final stanza when the powerful leg of Heather Bloemsma blasted one from 35 yards out from the front left of the goal that found the back of the net just a little more than two minutes in. I think the keeper wasnt expectinga shot from that far out, Bloemsma said. And when I shot, Lacey Watson was right there to follow through just in case the keeper dropped the ball. The offense would stay on the attack, controlling the ball and keeping it primarily on the Tenoroc side of the field. And though they would find a few more shot By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING Its that time of year again and the Sebring Preseason Tip-Off Classic kicked off the girlss eason against a familiar foe, cross-county rival Lake Placid. And while the Lady D ragons returned with star point guard Alex Coyne, the S treaks return a host of varsity players that were keen o n atonement for two losses to Lake Placid a season ago. W ell, they got that atonement with a 39-28 win Tuesday night, while staving off a furious late rally. e were out of shape, Dragon head coach Jackie Coyne said. I told the girls if you were here this summer (for conditioning) you wouldnt be battling this monster right now. But it wasnt a matter of conditioning early, it was more the miscommunication and disjointedness of a collection of new players that had them scuffling to score over the first three quarters. Sebring, meanwhile, was getting contributions across the board as Christacia Dawkins scored two buckets in the first and was backed up by three points from Rondaja Williams and a hoop from Alexxis Harris for a 9-7 lead after one. Newcomer Breauna Corley got into the mix for Lake Placid in the second, scoring the first basket of her varsity career, but other than a Coyne free throw, that was all the Dragons would muster. And the Streaks really got things going with a 16point effort over the eight minutes with Jamiese Wiley pouring in six points. Allie Mann added five, with a three-pointer thrown in, with Michelle Tyson and Rondaja Williams adding a bucket each for a 25-10 halftime margin. The Sebring scoring eased some in the third, being halved to an eightpoint output, with Wiley scoring two buckets and Williams and Shalontay Rose scoring once each. But the Lake Placid scoring drought continued witha Coyne trey standing as the SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, November 9, 2012 Courtesy photo T he 2012 Junior Varsity Blue Streaks ran the table with seven wins for an undefeated seas on. Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The SHS JV Football team has worked hard this past year and it paid off, ending their 2012 season with a 7-0 record. Despite weather delays all season long, as well as a cancelled game, the team still m anaged to get in seven of the eight originally scheduled games and bring home a win each time. The season started off in Avon Park, where the team walked away with a big win, 60-0. The defense was on fire, holding off the Red Devil offense and keeping them from scoring. The offense started off with a touchdown on the first drive and didnt hold back from there. In the end the offense walked away with 216 rushing yards and the win to start t he beginning of what would become a season of making history. From there they went on to host the DeSoto Bulldogs and came away with win number two. The offense went on to score 38 points with 216 rushing yards and 27 passing yards while the defense held DeSoto to 20 points. Next they traveled to Mulberry, and once again the offense stepped up scoring 20 p oints with 351 rushing yards and 24 passing yards. This time the defense held off the Panthers to six points. Then the Blue Streaks came back home to face the Frostproof Bulldogs. K eeping the streak alive, t he offense put up 20 points with 161 rushing yards and 23 passing yards, while the defense held the bulldogs to JV Blue Streaks make their mark See JV, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Alexxis Harris brings the ball up court, staying out of the reach of Raveen Gobourne, just as Sebring stayed ahead of Lake Placid to get the season started at Tuesdays P reseason Tip-Off. Sebring takes Tip-Off opener S ebring39Lake Placid28 Sebring1Tenoroc0 See STREAKS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Heather Bloemsma battles for control of the ball with this Lady Titan, and would score Sebrings lone goal in Tuesdays 1-0 win over Tenoroc. Lady Streaks break into win column See SEBRING, Page 4BGame Notes This rivalry began in 1926,with Sebring holding a 49-40-1 lead and added to it with a 45-0 win last season.Both teamsoffenses have been struggling,with Sebring totaling seven point in itslast three games.The Devils have scored six points in their last six games. Last W eek Avon Park: Had the week off for its bye week of the season. Sebring: Couldnt get the offense moving in a 38-0 loss at Kathleen. Recor ds Avon Park 1-8; Sebring 1-8 Avon Park vs. Sebring Game Notes The Lake Placid offense has seen steady improvement throughout the season with Robert Walton now at 615 yards passing and 11 TDs.Ricky Miller has 21 receptions for 493 yards,23.48 average,and 8 TDs. Last W eek Lake Placid: Enjoyed itsbye week to rest and recuperate. Lemon Bay: Beat visting Gulf Coast 33-14. Recor ds Lake Placid 3-6,Lemon Bay 6-3 Lake Placid at Lemon Bay All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted Page 3B Special to the News-SunSEBRING Ridge Area Arc owes their gratitude to the many participants, sponsors and volunteers who made the Fourth Annual Halloween 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run a success. The event took place Saturday, Oct. 27, at Highlands Hammock State Park and was sponsored by MIDFLORIDACredit Union. Other sponsors included Wells Motor Company, Bill Jarrett Ford, Lakeside Air Conditioning, Publix Supermarkets, Big TTire, Winn-Dixie and the Sebring Optimist Club. Much appreciation is extended to Chet Brojek and his team for once again donating their time and talents to coordinate and time the event, as well as the West Sebring Fire Department for being present and providing assistance when needed. Several individuals collected donations to benefit the Arc and the services they provide to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Those individuals were able to raise a combined total of $2,211.04. The top two individuals who collected the most money were Sandra Harper in first and Ricky Marino taking second place. Many racers embraced the Halloween traditions and dressed in costumes for the race. Jeff Medaugh, dressed as a superhero, took home the Best Costume Award with tough competition from the other superheroes present. Door prizes were also given out to participants that were entered in a random drawing at registration. Michael Divietro won a gift card and Doris Magowan won a cooler donated by our sponsors. Big thanks from Arc Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Youth Footballa nd Cheer Organization (HYFC round of the Sunshine PAL Playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 3,a t the Highlands County Sports Complex. Four of the Highlands Eagles teams played in the r ound two of the playoffs all c oming out victorious. Coach Steve Remesthirdseeded Flag team faced the second-seeded Haines City Eagles sweep round two See EAGLES, Page 3B
C M Y K Davis Memorial TournamentAVON PARK The 2nd Annual George Davis Memorial Golf Tournament willt ee of on Saturday, Nov. 17, at River Greens. This flighted, four-person scramble will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m., with the $60 per person fee including golf cart, lunch, prizes and lots of fun. Ladies and Seniors over 75 will use the forward tees. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, and all proceeds from the tourna-m ent go to benefit the River Greens Highlands County Youth Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to River Greens Scholarship Fund. F or more information, call River Greens at 453-5210.Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING The 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K has been set for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at Highlands Hammock State Park at 8 a.m. The largest running event in Highlands County last yearsTurkey Trot 5K drew a record field of 658 finishers. Entry fee is $20 with checks payable to Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park and mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872 by the Friday, Nov. 16 early entry deadline. Race fees post November 16 will be $25. e have a deluxe 20th edition dri-fit shirt and our unique custom awards for the 2012 Turkey Trot, said race director Chet Brojek. Those entering after the November 16 date will not be guaranteed size or shirt if we run out. Those needing entry forms may contact Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 385-4736. If sending your check without the form, you must include name, age and tee sizes of entrants. You would sign the waiver form on race morning.Franza inductionAVON PARK 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 condition for a bicycle safety class. The Highlands County Family YMCA is conducting a sign up for their Winter Cheerleading Program for ages 4-16. Cost is $45 for members and $65 f or non-members. Any questions call 382-9622. The YMCAhas partnered with t he C hampion for Children Foundation to offer Free Drowning Prevention classes for children and parents every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pre registration required. The YMCAhas not one, but two heat ed p ools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. 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. Master Val Henry and Master Han k Henry, who are bringing authentic traditional martial arts Karate training to the YMCA. Master Henry will be offering fami ly martial arts training at the YMCAand classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for both adults and children. Come try a free martial art karate class at the YMCA. T he fee thereafter is only $50 per month for YMCAmembers and $60 per month for non members. For questions contact the Y at 38 29622.Horseshoe ClubSEBRING The Highlands County Horseshoe Club league play began on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lee Palm er Complex, 439 Pine St., in Sebring. The league is open to all men and women who like to pitch horseshoes, with play getting underway at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Irve Swihart at 452-6899.Meals on Wheels GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will tee off at Harder Hall Country Club on Saturday, Dec. 1. Benefitting the Sebring Meals on Wheels program, the tournament will be a Foursome Scramble format with an 8:30 shotgun start. The entry fee of $75 per person, $300 per team, includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch and awards. There will be a million dollar hole-inone contest, $20,000 putting contest, hole-in-one prizes on all par-3s, including car, trip and cash prizes. For more information, call 402-1818, or email MOW@stratonet .College Baseball ShowcasesAVONPARK South Florida State College will be the sight of one of two College Baseball Showcase Camps on Saturday, Nov. 17. Cost is $115 per camp and includes TShirt, lunch and four colleges on hand to see you work out. Show your abilities to SFSC, Indi an River State College and two other Florida JUCOs and have a chance to meet the coaching staffs. Each camp includes information sessions, 60-yard dash, infield and outfield practice and a game, starting at 9 a.m. Space is limited to first 50 players. For more information, call (772 41048.LP Senior SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently holding practice on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Lake June Ballfield. If you are 50+ and enjoy playing the game for fun, come out, hit and field a few, and get ready for the 2013 season which opens the first week in January. For further information on the leag ue and its players, visit lpsoftball.com AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England530.625262170 Miami440.500170149 N.Y. Jets350.375168200 Buffalo350.375180248 South WLTPctPFPA Houston710.875237137 Indianapolis530.625159191 Tennessee360.333182308 Jacksonville170.125117219 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore620.750199176 Pittsburgh530.625191164 Cincinnati350.375189218 Cleveland270.222169211 West WLTPctPFPA Denver530.625235175 San Diego440.500185157 Oakland350.375171229 Kansas City170.125133240NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants630.667254185 Philadelphia350.375133183 Dallas350.375150181 Washington360.333226248 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta8001.000220143 Tampa Bay440.500226185 New Orleans350.375218229 Carolina260.250149180 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago710.875236120 Green Bay630.667239187 Minnesota540.556204197 Detroit440.500192188 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco620.750189103 Seattle540.556170154 Arizona450.444144173 St. Louis350.375137186 ___ Thursdays Game Indianapolis at Jacksonville, late Sundays Games Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Open: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington Mondays Game Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Mnning, DEN2922032404206 Rthlsbrger, PIT298 2002203164 Brady, NWE3202092408163 Schaub, HOU2491591918124 Dalton, CIN28518221301411 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD A. Foster, HOU1927704.014610 C. Johnson, TN1477365.0183t3 Ridley, NE1507164.77415 J. Charles, KC1326344.8091t2 R. Rice, BAL131622 4.75436 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Wayne, IND6183513.730t3 Welker, NE6073612.3592 A.. Green, CIN5173514.473t8 Decker, DEN4658312.7557 D. Thmas, DEN4575616.871t4N FCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt A. Rodgers, GB3272192383255 M. Ryan, ATL2992062360176 Ale. Smith, SF2091451659125 J. Freeman, TB253 1412047165 Griffin III, WAS262172199383 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD A. Petrsn, MIN1689575.70746 M. Lynch, SEA1858814.7677t4 Do. Martin, TB154794 5.1670t7 Morris, WAS1647934.8439t5 Gore, SF1196565.51374 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Harvin, MIN6267710.9453 B. Marshall, CH5979713.539t7 Witten, DAL585389.3351 Cruz, NYG5771712.680t7 Fitzgerald, ARI5158511.537t4EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals D.C. United vs. New York Saturday: D.C. United 1, New York 1 Thursday: New York at D.C. United, late Kansas City vs. Houston Sunday: Houston 2, Kansas City 0 Wednesday, Nov. 7: Kansas City 1, Houston 0, Houston advances 2-1 on aggregate CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, Nov. 10: Houston vs. New York-D.C. United winner Saturday, Nov. 17 or Sunday, Nov. 18: Houston vs. New York-D.C. United winnerWESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals San Jose vs. Los Angeles Sunday: Los Angeles 0, San Jose 1 Wednesday, Nov. 7: San Jose 1, Los Angeles 3, Los Angeles advances 3-2 on aggregate Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake Friday: Seattle 0, Real Salt Lake 0 Thursday: Seattle at Real Salt Lake, late CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, Nov, 11 or Monday, Nov. 12: Los Angeles vs. Real Salt Lake-Seattle winner Sunday, Nov. 18: Los Angeles vs. Real Salt Lake-Seattle winner, 9 p.m.MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 1: Eastern champion vs. Western champion, 4:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York301.000 Boston22.5001.5 Philadelphia22.5001.5 Brooklyn12.3332 Toronto14.2003 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami41.800 Atlanta21.6671 Orlando22.5001.5 Charlotte12.3332 Washington03.0003 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago31.750 Milwaukee21.667.5 Indiana23.4001.5 Cleveland23.4001.5 Detroit05.0003.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio41.800 Dallas41.800 Memphis31.750.5 Houston22.5001.5 New Orleans22.5001.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Minnesota31.750 Oklahoma City22.5001 Portland22.5001 Denver23.4001.5 Utah23.4001.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State32.600 L.A. Clippers32.600 Sacramento23.4001 Phoenix23.4001 L.A. Lakers14.2002 ___ Tuesdays Games Chicago 99, Orlando 93 Oklahoma City 108, Toronto 88 Denver 109, Detroit 97 Wednesdays Games Phoenix 117, Charlotte 110 Boston 100, Washington 94, OT Atlanta 89, Indiana 86 Miami 103, Brooklyn 73 Denver 93, Houston 87 Minnesota 90, Orlando 75 Philadelphia 77, New Orleans 62 Memphis 108, Milwaukee 90 Dallas 109, Toronto 104 Utah 95, L.A. Lakers 86 Sacramento 105, Detroit 103 Golden State 106, Cleveland 96 L.A. Clippers 106, San Antonio 84 Thursdays Games Oklahoma City at Chicago, late L.A. Clippers at Portland, late Fridays Games Brooklyn at Orlando, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICESuspended San Diego C Yasmani Grandal 50 games for a violation of Major League Baseballs Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BOSTON RED SOXNamed Juan Nieves pitching coach. National League COLORADO ROCKIESNamed Walt Weiss manager. LOS ANGELES DODGERSNamed Mark McGwire hitting coach. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with RHP Greg Burke on a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with OF Jason Bay to terminate his contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with OF Darren Ford on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRESTraded OF Blake Tekotte to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Brandon Kloess. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAssigned 2B Emmanuel Burriss outright to Fresno (PCL Announced RHP Clay Hensley declined outright assignment and elected free agency.FOOTBALLNational Football League MIAMI DOLPHINSReleased DB DeAndre Presley. Signed CB Bryan McCann. Placed CB Richard Marshall on injured reserve. Claimed CB Brandon McDonald off waivers from Tampa Bay. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football at Lemon Bay,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; BoysSoccer vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Football at Avon Park 7 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Soccer vs.LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Winter Haven, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Sebring,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Okeechobee,1 p.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Lakeland,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.DeSoto,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.DeSoto,5:30 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Arkansas at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N o o o o n n M iami at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C N N o o o o n n N orthwestern at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n W isconsin at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 2 2 : : 2 2 0 0 p p . m m . Missouri at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Georgia Tech at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . 2 2 0 0 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Colorado at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F X X 3 3 p p . m m . Oregon State at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Texas A&M at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . West Virginia at Oklahoma State . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Penn State at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Air Force at San Diego State . . . . . . . . N N B B C C S S N N 7 7 p p . m m . Kansas State at TCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 7 7 p p . m m . Mississippi State at LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Georgia at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Boise State at Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C S S N N 8 8 p p . m m . Notre Dame at Boston College . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oregon at California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . UCLAat Washington State . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 5 5 p p . m m . F resno State at Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C S S N NB B O O X X I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . Erislandy Lara vs Vanes Martirosyan . . . H H B B O O 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Abner Mares vs. Anselmo Moreno . . . . . . S S H H O ON N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Utah at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . M innesota at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change T T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . ATP Barclays World Tour Finals. . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . N ASCAR Great Clips 200 . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . NHRA Southern California Finals . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Connecticut vs. Michigan State . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Gardner-Webb at North Carolina . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Kentucky vs. Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Louisiana Tech at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NG G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Barclays Singapore Open . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . Childrens Miracle Network Classic . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Barclays Singapore Open . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . Childrens Miracle Network Classic . . . . G G O O L L F F LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League NBA MLS Playoffs Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012w ww.newssun.com
C M Y K Rattlers in Lake Wales on Saturday. The offense quickly made itspresence known with a touchdown by Fred Hankerson, but the Rattlers quickly responded with a score of their own. This game quickly became a defensive battle with another score by Hankerson and the Rattlers responding with another score to answer. Going into the fourth quarter, the defense stood strong in this dogfight of a game with key defensive plays by Keldrice Legree, Christian Edwards, Darian Peterson and Willie King, and the Eagles came out on top in a close game with the final score 19-18. Coach Tim Hooksfourthseeded Pee Wee squad faced the top-seed Haines City Rattlers in Sebring. Losing to the Rattlers in the regular season 18-8, they were looking for some redemption. The Eagles took the field on defense, first lead by Austin Oppold, Christian Ramos and Devin Brubaker to shut down the rattlers offense. The Eagle offense took over lead by James Pearson, Kasey Hawthorne, Joel Murillo and Treshawn Rowe. On the second play of the game, with key blocks by Austin Whiddon and OBrian Yarde, Jr., Kevin Rivera rana 45-yard touchdown to put the Eagles up 6-0 in the first quarter. The defense held the Rattlers off in the first quarter with key tackles by Jordan Rose, Jacob Bennet and Giovanni Andino. Late in the second quarter, Hawthorne earned a touchdown with key blocks by Manny Murillo, Jay Bishop and Sam Aguilar. The second half produced a defensive battle with the Rattlers scoring late in the third quarter but that would be it for the day as they finished the game and took down the first place team with a final score of 12 7. Coach Cliff Howells undefeated and first-seeded Junior Varsity team faced the fourth-seeded Dundee Hornets in the next game. The JVteam defeated the Hornets earlier in the regular season 19-6 and looked to continue their winning streak. The Eagles received the ball and the offense quickly made their presence known with Akem JnPierre and Rafael Smith earning key yards. They drove down the field to score on a 55-yard run to t he end zone for an early lead at 6-0. The defense quickly went into action as DJ Taylor intercepted the ball to allow the offense to take over. CJ Harris soon ran in a 10yard touchdown to make the score 12-0. The Eagles were on fire with the defense shutting down the Hornets and the offense was pumped up with Smith and Taylor earning two more scores and Anthony Robinson earning the extra points. The eagles went into halftime with a commanding 260 lead. Taking the field on the defensive side of the ball in the second half, it quickly became a defensive stance with key tackles by Akem JnPierre, Smith, Harris and Kevin Webb. Webb also had two sacks in the game and Malcolm Jackson picked off an interception. Jalen Williams later recovered a fumble and returned it for a 40-yard touchdown to push the lead to 32-0. Late in the third quarter the Hornets were able to capitalize on a couple of missed tackles to get on the board Late in the fourth quarter the Eagles quarterback Norris Fish Taylor handed off to DJ Taylor who rushed for 25 yards to score another touchdown and Smith earned the extra point. That rounded out the final score to 40-6 and kept the undefeated season intact at 11-0. Coach John Bishops undefeated and first-seeded Varsity team then faced the fourth-seeded Auburndale Hounds. The Varsity team defeated the Hounds earlier in the regular season 26-6 and had high hopes of being successful again during the playoffs. The Eagles offense saw quarterback Donte Carpenter earn key yardage then complete a pass to Malik Taylor for a touchdown with Tyler Edwards kicking the twopoint conversation for an early 8-0 lead. The Eagles provided a strong defensive game lead by lineman EJ JnPierre, Anthony Healy and Ladarrean Kendrick with key tackles by Anthony Oppold and Allen Williams holding the Hounds off and thwarting their efforts to reach the end zone. The offense rallied together, driving down the field with two touchdown scores by Tremaine Hawthorne and another pass completion by Carpenter to Sammie Smith for a touchdown. This offensive outburst gave the Eagles the fourth and final win of the day with a final score of 34-6. The Eagles had a clean sweep on Saturday and all teams are headed to Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet Dr. in Haines City this weekend to play in the NFC Championship round. For any teams that are victorious this weekend, the next step will be the Super Bowl hosted by the Eagles here in Highlands County on Saturday, Nov. 17. This is the first tim e Highlands County has ever hosted a Super Bowl game and the Eagles are very excited about the opportunity to do this. Games will begin at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 for Adults and $4 for Children and $2 for parking. Come on out to support the Eagles organization and enjoy a day of good competitive youth football games this weekend w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012Page 3B SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 9 9 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 2 2 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 11/9,23; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 0 0 6 6 Golf HammockLast Monday, Nov. 5, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. There was a tie in A group for first place between Les Campbell and Stan G riffis at plus 4. Greg Brewer was in first place in B group at even and Paul Brown was in second place at minus 2. Bob Hughes was even, which was good for first place in C group and Bill Alesi took second place with minus 1, while third place went to Joe Hamlton at minus 2. D groups first-place winner was Janet Regan with plus 5 and second place went to Jimmy Black with minus1. Karl Mellor scored plus 3 in E group for first, with Jerry Patterson in second place with minus 2. Frank Branca was top scorer in F group with plus 1 and Ian Bell was in second place at even. Next Monday, Nov. 12, the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early to register. This is a co-ed group and the public is welcomed by calling Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake JuneA Scramble was played Thursday, Nov. 8. Winning first place was the team of Doyan and Donna Eades, Larry and Chris Heath and Ken Rowen with 50; second place, Margaret Schultz, Joanne McGill, Norm Grubbs and Mario Cappelletti with 52; and third place, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Walt Nagel and Charlotte Mathew with 55. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Donna Eades, 7-feet; and No. 8, Donna Eades. (Men M ario Cappelletti, 4feet-2-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event Wednesday, Nov. 7. W inning first place was the team of Claude Cash, Paul Martin, Walt Nagel, Bill Brouhle and Arvil Martin with 40. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti, Dick Reaney and John Ruffo; Doyan Eades, Art Schmeltz, Jack Maginnis and Ott Wegner with 46 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Walt Nagel, 4feet-8-inches; No. 4, Pete Otway, 5-feet-8inches; and No. 8, Doyan Eades, 5-feet-6inches. A Scramble was played on Thursday, Nov. 1. Winning first place was the team of John and Shelly Byron, John and Gloria Huggett with 51; second place, K en Rowen, Walt Nagel, Larry Heath and Don Boulton with 52; and third place, Doyan and Donna Eades, John a nd Sue Ruffo with 53. Closest to the pin: (Ladies D onna Eades, 10-feet. (Men John Huggett, 3-feet-7-inches; and No. 4, Don Boulton, 9-feet-6-inches. T he Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Winning first place was the team of Dick Denhart, Paul Martin and Jack Maginnis with 45. Tying for second/third/fourth places were the teams of John Byron, Art Schmeltz, Brad Schmeltz and Larry Heath; Claude Cash, Norm Grubbs, Walt Nagel and Fred Neer; Pete Otway, Joe Swartz, Don Boulton and Bill Brouhle with 46 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies (Men 3 -inches; No. 4, John Byron, 7-feet-4inches; and No. 8, Brad Schmeltz, 8feet-4-inches.Placid LakesT he Mens Association played a Two-Person Blind Draw Low Net event on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Frank Fisher and Roger Thompson paired up to card a 136 for the win, with Ed Bartusch and John Goble two back at 138 for second. Bob McMillian and H oward Ticknor totaled a 140 for third and Darrell Gardner and Gene Ransom had a 143 for fourth. Tom Lacy had closest to the pin on the day, getting to 12-feet from No. 2. The Womens Golf A ssociation played a Turkey Scramble on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Judy Thompson, Carol Olsen and Jeanne Ransom lead the way w ith a 44.0, while Sue Mackey, Gloria Ziegler and Barb Moriarity took second with a 45.6 total. Rose Hunter, Karen Wallin and Joan Sniffen finished third with a 47.8. H unter was closest to the pin with a shot to within 12-feet, 2-inches from No. 11. A Halloween Scramble was played with 44 players on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Winning first place was the team of Dave Roe, Barb Moriarity, Rose Hunter a nd Gene Miller with 45.8; and second place, Ken Burnette, Carol Jones, Ralph and Narola Rosenberg with 46.2. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Roger and Judy Thompson, Gene and Jeanne Ransom; Tom Bramos, Ed Bartusch, Howard Ticknor and Lane Capp with 47.8 each. Closest to the Pumpkin: No. 11, Floyd Beers, 12-feet-1-inch. Best Costume: David Raciti, an NFL Replacement Referee.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Nov. 6, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association conducted Day 1 of a two day Pick Your Partner Team Eclectic Tournament on the Panther Creek golf course. In this flighted contest, each team gets to play the same course on Day 2 ( Thursday) and improve upon their Tuesday scorecard hole by hole. Running in first place in Flight A on Day 1 was the team of Ken Kirby and B ob Hinde, who had a combined net score of 135 strokes. Tied for second place in Flight A, with a score of 136 net strokes, were the teams of Pat Jaskowski and Gordon Reid, and that of Joe Burgoyne and Kirby Gann. Running in third place with a score of 137 strokes, were the teams of Jan H ard and Vern Hoffman, and that of Gary Graves and Richie Eastep. T he B Flight was led at 139 net s trokes by three teams, those of John Delaney / John Bozynski, Ken Willey / Larry Colclasure, and Leon Van / Bob Frederick. In second place, at 143 strokes, was Jay Payne and new member Joe Troia, a nd third place was held by Dave Kamish and Bob Berg, with 149 net strokes. Continued from 1B Eagles continue to soar through the playoffs Courtesy photo Rafael Smith races around the end toward a touchdown against the Haines City Hornets Saturday helping the Highlands Eagles to one of four playoff wins.
C M Y K By CHARLES ODUM Associated PressATLANTA Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech have losing records with three regular-season games remaining, leaving two of the nations five-longest bowl streaks in jeopardy. The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are not the only Atlantic Coast Conference teams with precarious postseason hopes. The ACC may struggle to fill its eight bowl slots. Saturdays North Carolina State-Wake Forest winner becomes only the fourth team to qualify, joining Florida State, Clemson and Duke. North Carolina has a winning record but is ineligible due to NCAAsanctions. Miami, under NCAA investigation, could selfimpose its second-straight bowl ban. Miami needs one more win before it must make that decision. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012w ww.newssun.com wild game dinner; 5.542"; 5"; Black; wild game dinner; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 1 1 2 2 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 3 3 6 6 six points. With two home games under their belts and four wins, the team welcomed the Ft. Meade Miners. Scoring 30 points, 226 rushing and 57 passing, and holding the Miners to 14, the Blue Streaks added another win to the season, making them 5-0. For the last home game of the season, the Lake Placid Green Dragons came to town. Sebring stepped up and scored 35 points, had 246 r ushing and 26 passing yards, and held the dragons to six points. After win number six, the team was ready to travel to Hardee and bring home win number seven and put themselves into the history booksw ith an undefeated season. T his win, however, would be their toughest of the season, but not one they werent prepared for. Last year the Junior Varsity Streaks broke the Hardee JVwinning streak against SHS and ended the Wildcats perfect season. The boys were looking to have a repeat again this year a nd did so. They went in and scored right away with a 53-yard t ouchdown run by Tony Jenkins, with the extra point by Connor Cook making the score 7-0. H ardee went on to score twice before halftime leaving the score, at the half 12-7. With less than five minutes r emaining in the fourth, DJ Lyons recovered a fumble and got the Blue Streaks going again. Cook connected with Wyatt Kinslow on a 27-yard TD pass, moving the score to 13-12. After getting the ball back with less than two minutes left, Cook ran it in from 13 y ards out, with JC Cobb adding on two extra points helping SHS secure their lead to 21-12. A long with a group of dedicated players, the fans at the Hardee game wanted the win just as much. They cheered their team on to the very last minute with a 10-second, out-loud countdown showing their support the whole time. The emotion could be fe lt, with tears of joy after the game by not only the players and coaches, but the fans as well. With this win it took the team to 7-0 for the season adding them to the history books with an undefeated season. All in al,l the team had a great season with a total of 1,464 rushing yards and 200 passing yards. In addition to the amount of yards the team put on the field, they outscored theiro pponents with a total of 218 p oints, averaging 31 points per game, and allowed a total of 64 points on the season, for an average of nine points per game. The team was coached by head coach Chris Cook, and assistant coaches John B ender, David Jones, Jerry Allan, Tom Anderson, Clay Kinslow, Gary Rapp, Josh Miller and Bob Duncan. The coaches and players would like to say a big thank you to all that supported them throughout their season. And would also like to thank the many moms that came out to feed the team, the parents and the businesses that donated monies andf ood items to help with the feeding of the team. Without their support this season wouldnt have beent he amazing success it was. Continued from 1B Courtesy photo Quarterback Connor Cook lead an offense that scored 218 points, averaging 31 per game, in the Junior Varsity Blue S treaks undefeated season. JV makes it a perfect season only points of the period, pushing the Streak edge to 33-13. And though the conditioning was an issue at intervals, it wasnt so much in the final eight minutes as the Lady Dragons made a valiant comeback and scored more than they had over the first three quarters combined. The effort was instigated by Coyne, who got unleashed and drained a trio of treys, with Raveen Gobourne chipping in a hoop and free throw, Bria Wilson scoring down low and Shaquavia Gayle free throw. But with the lead where it was, Sebrings six points in the quarter were more than enough to stave off the rally. e played a lot better in the second half, coach Coyne said. There are things to fix, and were going to take some lumps early, but Im excited for things to come. B lue Streak head coach, Mike Lee, was similarly optimistic. It was a good win and there was a lot to like, he said. We wanted to focus on Rondaja (Williams) and Shalontay (Rose their hands up on defense, to communicate and to have f un. At times the communication broke down a little bit, but we picked it up later when we needed it. Both teams finished up the Preseason tournament Thursday with Sebring facing Okeechobee and Lake Placid squaring off with Bartow. Each then return to regular season action facing, as it turns out, one another as the rivalry renews on Tuesday at Sebring. News-Sun correspondent Brittany Whittington contributed to this article. Continued from 1B Streaks ladies start out hot attempts, no more scores were in the offing. But it was of little matter as, other than same late game Titan forays when time was running against t hem, the defense continued to keep them at bay with no serious scoring threat posed. This was good, we improved during our earlym atches and get our first win in a district match, Birdsall said. Now weve really got to step it up with s ome of the teams were about to face. Sebring was at perennial district power Lake Wales Thursday night, before traveling to LaBelle Monday for a non-district affair and back into district play Tuesday at Winter Haven. The boys soccer team, meanwhile, traveled to Lakeland on Tuesday for a match up against Tenoroc. T hey came back from their loss Monday against Clewiston and handily won their first district game oft he season 2-0. There are still a lot of t hings we need to improve on, said captain Jared L ang. We want to keep getting better and peak at t he right time. As the young team comes together they begin to show a lot of promise for the coming season. The Streaks play host for their next three matches, having faced Lake Wales Thursday and welcoming LaBelle Monday and Winter Haven Tuesday, Nov. 13. Continued from 1B Sebring squads start district with wins News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Haylee Peters goes up for this header in Tuesdays win for the Lady Streaks. News-Sun photo by BRITTANYWHITTINGTON Alex Coyne got hot late, with three three-pointers in the fourth, but the Dragons had dug themselves too deep a hole in Tuesdays loss at Sebring. Parity hurting ACCs hunt for bowl-worthy teams By CHRIS LEHOURITES Associated PressLONDON Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals at the ATPfinals with a match to spare. The six-time champion earned his second straight victory at the season-ending tournament, this time beating David Ferrer 6-4, 76 (5Thursday. But it wasn't so easy for the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who improved his record to 14-0 against Ferrer. Two days after controlling his opening match against Janko Tipsarevic with a dominating serve, Federer faced 10 break points and saved nine of them. Federer reaches semifinals at ATP
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 2012Page 5B INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 3 3 HEALTHYLIVING Diabetes is a chronic conditiona ssociated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Diabetes affects thel ives of nearly 26 million people in the United States and nearly seven million dont even knowt hey have the disease yet. Up to 25 percent of those w ith diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. Diabetes can mean double trouble for yourf eet. First,diabetes reduces blood flow to your feet, d epriving your toes of oxygen making it more difficult for blisters,sores,and cutst o heal. Second,diabetic nerve damage called diabetic n europathy can keep you from feeling sores or cracks in your feet. Untreated,the sores and cracks can become deeplyi nfected,and lead to amputation. If you have diabetes, s hoes can be one of your best defenses for protecting your feet. Your foot doctorw ill recommend wearing shoes specifically designed f or diabetics. When looking for a pair of shoes,you want to make sure it has proper v entilation,which allows the feet to reduce dampness and heat. Sweat often is an ideal environment for bacteria and infection to grow. When choosing a s hoe,you want to make sure the toe and heal curve slightly,forcing your feet to be inb alance when you walk. Toprevent injury to susceptible and sensitive toes,the shoes toeb ox should be high and durable. The shoe should also be l ightweight and seamless to prevent any irritation like calluses,infection or blis-t ers. When measuring for diabetic shoes you will need t o stand on a measuring device. The measuring device measures the lengtho f the foot from the heel to the longest toe and the width a t the widest part.Choosing your footwearC hoosing improperly fitting shoes and socks can c ause foot trauma. Remember to: Wear shoes and socks t hat fit well. Wear shoes and socks m ade from natural materials because they allow for healthy air circulation. Change your shoes at least once each day. Purchase your shoes in the afternoon,when your f eet are at their largest size. Look for shoes that h ave a lot of wiggle room for your toes. Do not choose shoes that feel tight. Take time to break in your new shoes. Wear themf or 1-2 hours each day to begin with. S andals and flip flops are cute,but they dont offer your tootsies any protection.I f you want shoes to wear in hot weather that will keep y our feet cool,look for shoes that offer coverage but are made of materials that g ive some ventilation. Although there is no cure for diabetes,there is hope. With proper diet,exercise, m edical care,and careful management at home,a pers on with diabetes can avoid the most serious complications and enjoy a full and active life. Your podiatrist plays a key role in helpingp atients manage diabetes successfully and avoid footr elated complications. Podiatrist Dr. Olga Garcia L uepschen and the Gentle Foot C are Center are located on US 27. For more information on avoiding diabetic foot complications visit www.gentlefootcarecenter.com or call 314-9255( WALK). This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Shoes a diabetics best defense F ootprints Dr. Olga G arciaLuepschen M etro Flip-flops may be cute, but they dont provide much protection for your feet, which is key for people with diabetes. B y MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterLOS ANGELES Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. People who look old with receding hairlines, bald heads,creases neart heir ear lobes or bumpy deposits on their eyelids have a greater chance ofd eveloping of heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do,newr esearch suggests. Doctors say the study h ighlights the difference between biological and chronological age. Looking old for your age marks poor cardiovasc ular health,said Dr. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She led the study and g ave results Tuesday at an American Heart A ssociation conference in Los Angeles. A small consolation: W rinkles elsewhere on the face and gray hair seemed j ust ordinary consequences of aging and did not correlate with heart risks. T he research involved 11,000 Danish people and began in 1976. At the start, researchers documented their appearance,tallying cros feet,wrinkles and other signs of age. In the next 35 years, 3 ,400 participants developed heart disease (clogged arteries) and 1,700 suffereda heart attack. The risk of these probl ems increased with each additional sign of aging present at the start of thes tudy.This was true at all ages and among men and women,even after takingi nto account other factors such as family history of h eart disease. Those with three to four of these aging signs r eceding hairline at the temples,baldness at the crown o f the head,earlobe creases or yellowish fatty deposits around the eyelids had a 57 percent greater risk for heart attack and a 39 per-c ent greater risk for heart disease compared to people w ith none of these signs. Having yellowish eyelid bumps,which could bes igns of cholesterol buildup,conferred the most r isk,researchers found. Baldness in men has been tied to heart risk before, p ossibly related to testosterone levels. They could only guess why earlobe creases might raise risk. Study: Looking old may be a sign of heart risks
C M Y K Special to the News-SunFlorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula are currently observing National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week beginning by recognizing the important work of the Medical Staff Professionals in the hospital. These professionals play an important role in maintaining the highest quality care at Florida Hospital my by making certain that all patients receive care from practitioners who are properly educated,licensed and trained in their specialty,said Florida Hospital President and CEO Tim Cook. The American Medical Association-Organized Medical Staff Section also recognizes the medical services profession in a resolution that formally acknowledges the importance and value of medical services professionals to the health care organization and its physician members,and recognizes their contribution and dedication in preserving quality patient care. When you visit Florida Hospital in Sebring,Lake Placid and Wauchula,you see the doctors,the nurses,and other medical personnel. What you dont see are the people behind the scenes who make certain the credentials of all practitioners who are caring for you are correct,up to date,and verified,said Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jorge Gonzalez. Medical service professionals are experts in provider credentialing and privileging, medical staff organization, accreditation and regulatory compliance,and provider relations in the diverse health care industry.They credential and monitor ongoing competence of the physicians and other practitioners who provide patient care services in hospitals,managed care organizations and other healthcare settings. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 4 4 P OSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 5 5 BALMORAL ASSISTED LIVING; 9.347"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 11/9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 9 9 8 8 Dear Pharmacist: I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks soy oung for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms. Is t here anything to this? A.F.,Castle Rock,Colorado Answer: The short answer is yes. T he Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi,meaning plant of i mmortality.These medicinal mushrooms have a history of safety that goes back at least 2,000 years. In my book, any herb thats been used continually for centuries deserves respect fromm odern medical science as opposed to snide comments as if its snake oil. M ushrooms and fungi with incredible healing powers are now starting to gain attention from integrative physicians asw ell as folks who choose to self-treat after modern medicine fails them. R ight now there are more than 800 scientific studies on reishi mushrooms on file in the National Institutes of H ealths database. According to these studies,some on animals,some on people... reishi offers potential support for cardiovascular issues,infectious disease,liver detoxification,arthritis pain,a sthma and other respiratory and immune system disorders. Overseas,its common for cancer patients to willingly fork over the considerable expense for these mushrooms,a nd sometimes insurance covers. You see,back when they were gathered f rom the wild,these mushrooms were rare and expensive. Now that they arec ultivated commercially,reishi is relatively less expensive and readily available at health food stores nationwide. If reishi has even half of the healing and disease-preventing power that tra-d itional Asian healers claim for it,one could easily see why it would be considered a longevity herb and part of your anti-aging arsenal. Studies have shown that reishi can h elp improve cholesterol ratios and control blood sugar. It has anti-inflamm atory,antihistamine,antiviral,and anti-bacterial properties. Did you hear that? Anti-bacterial... fabulous since the winter season is upon us. There are many anti-cancer assert ions,based upon studies on immune function. Heres where things get really i nteresting. One study done in Puerto Rico and published just last year in them edical journal Nutrition and Cancer found that reishi has the ability to stunt the growth and spread of inflammatory breast cancer (IBCThe study was done in test tubes on the cellst hemselves,not in living humans. Now,take into account that naturopathic physicians have already experienced some success in treating this fast-growing form of breast cancer.A nd researcher and Professor Michelle Martinez Montemayor,Ph.D (who cond ucted the study) came to this conclusion:Our findings suggest that reishi extract could be used as a novel anticancer therapeutic for IBC patients. What is my point? If you have canc er,of any kind,d discuss reishi as an adjunctive treatment with your oncolog ist. I take reishi supplements on and off throughout the year just for goodh ealth (True Reishi brand),and I also buy dried herb from my local herbal apothecary which I soak in water and then cook in my slow cooker on low for 12 hours. This makes a more potentb lend. S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and t he author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Mushroom power: Plant of Immortality HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen M CT T he Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi, meaning plant of immortalit y. Florida Hospital celebrating National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week By MARILYNN MARCHIONE A P Chief Medical WriterLOS ANGELES Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts dam-a ged by heart attacks. In a study,stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patientsown cells for helping restore heart tissue. T he work involved just 30 patients in Miami and B altimore,but it proves the concept that anyones cells can be used to treat suchc ases. Doctors are excited because this suggests that s tem cells could be banked for off-the-shelf use after heart attacks,just as blood is kept on hand now. Results were discussed M onday at an American Heart Association confere nce in California and published in the Journal of the American MedicalA ssociation. The study used a specific t ype of stem cells from bone marrow that researchers believed wouldn ot be rejected by recipients. Unlike other cells, these lack a key feature on t heir surface that makes the immune system see them as f oreign tissue and attack them,explained the studys leader,Dr. Joshua Hare of the University of Miami. The patients in the study h ad suffered heart attacks years earlier,some as long as 30 years ago. All had developed heart failure because the scar tissue from the heart attack had weakened their hearts so mucht hat they grew large and flabby,unable to pump b lood effectively. Researchers advertised for people to supply marrow,which is removed using a needle into a hipb one. The cells were taken from the marrow and amplified for about a month in a lab at Baltimores JohnsH opkins University,then returned to Miami to be used for treatment,whichd id not involve surgery. The cells were delivered through a tube pushed through a groin artery into the heart near the scarreda rea. Fifteen patients were given cells from their own marrow and 15 others,cells from strangers. About a year later,scar tissue had been reduced bya bout one-third. Both groups had improvements i n how far they could walk and in quality of life. There was no significant differ-e nce in one measure of how well their hearts were able t o pump blood,but doctors hope these patients will continue to improve over time,or that refinements in treatment will lead to betterr esults. The big attraction is b eing able to use cells supplied by others,with no blood or tissue matchingn eeded. ou could have the cells r eady to go in the blood bank so when the patient comes in for a therapy t heres no delay,Hare said. s also cheaper to make the donor cells,and a sing le marrow donor can supply enough cells to treat as m any as 10 people. Dr. Elliott Antman of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston who heads the heartc onference,praised the work. That opens up an entire new avenue for stem cell therapy,like a sophisticated version of a blood bank,he said. Theres an advantagei n not having to create a cell therapy for each patient, a nd it could spare them the pain and wait of having their own marrow harvested,he said. The study was sponsored b y the National Institutes of Health. Hare owns stock in a biotech company working on a treatment using a mix-t ure of cells. Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts
C M Y K What do all have in comm on? Dupuytrens contracture,a cord in the palm that pulls the fingers,generally the ring and little down, connects all of these differ-e nt people. Dupuytrens contracture is most prevalent in Western European populations and originally the Vikings,with their raidst hroughout this area,were blamed for the spread of the gene. In this population,20p ercents of men over 60 and women over 80 will be affected by Dupuytrensc ontracture. James Barrie,the author o f Peter Pan,had Dupuytrens in his right hand,thus inspiring CaptainH ooks hook. It is thought that the sign of papal blessi ng,the ring and little fingers bent with the index and long straight,is actually due to an early Pope who had a contracture of the ring andl ittle fingers. Baron Dupuytren,a P arisian surgeon famous for teaching other surgeons that knowing anatomy wouldi mprove surgical outcomes, first described this ailment i n the early 1800s. He thought it was very common in the Paris cab drivers b ecause they had to whip their jaded horses.The real reason was that the Paris cab drivers were all related. D upuytrens is an inherited disorder with each child having a one in two chance of inheritingt he gene. There are other, mostly unknown, factors that seem to trigger the bandsa ppearance. Dupuytrens effects vary from fingersp ulled all the way into the palm to small knotsin the palm that require no treat-m ent. Until recently,the only t reatment available for Dupuytrens contracture was surgery. This is recommend-e d when the MP or knucklejoints get to about 45 d egrees (half a right angle The ligaments are longest with the joint bent so when the contracture is released, the joint straightens easily.T his is not true of the next joint in the finger,the PIP j oint. This joints ligaments are longest in the straight position and shorten quickly. T he contracted band is in the anchoring layer just u nder palmar skin. This keeps your skin from moving when you get a tight grip o n something. Often the band involves structures that wrap around the nerve. Surgery is now done using magnification to r educe the chance of injury to the nerve. Sometimes skin grafts are needed tog et the finger fully extended. Unless there is a complication,the fingers can be moved righta way and heal fully, with only some tenderness,within a c ouple of weeks. An alternate technique is releasing the bands with as terile needle or in some cases through small incis ions. This procedure works best with smaller bands. Recently,clostridium coll agenase has been injected into the bands as a remedy. C ollagenases are collagen eaters.The fingers are manipulated the next day after the collagenase has had time to work. This worksb est in less severe contractures,especially those i nvolving the knuckle joint. Because tendons are in the next layer,there have been af ew reports of tendon ruptures. T here are rigorous longterm studies comparing recurrence rate with collagen ase or surgery. There is agreement that the needle or small incision release has a higher recurrence rate. Consultation with an experie nced hand surgeon is needed to determine what is best for you. D r. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a c oncentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand probl ems. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic S urgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carrs long list of achievements i nclude being the areas only Orthopaedic Surgeon certified asa hand specialist. For more information, please visit h ttp://hand-shoulderspecialist.com or call (863 7777. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 2012Page 7B MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; 1 1/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 7 7 SFCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, 11/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 0 0 8 8 What do Vikings, Captain Hook and Paris cab drivers have in common? HEALTHYLIVING Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Associated PressWASHINGTON H ouse lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningi-t is have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testifya t the first congressional hearing on the issue next w eek. The Energy & Commerce Committees aid Monday that FDA Commissioner Dr. M argaret Hamburg will appear before the committee on Nov. 14. The following day she is scheduled to appearb efore the Senate health committee,which is also p robing the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionh as reported 419 cases of meningitis illness linked t o contaminated steroid shots distributed by New England Compounding C enter. Thirty people have died as a result of the outbreak, the agency reported Monday. C ommittee staffers said they have also invited Barry Cadden,co-founder of the specialty pharmacy linked to the outbreak.A lso invited is James Coffey,director of the M assachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy.S taffers say they are awaiting replies from Cadden and Coffey. Compounding pharmacies traditionally fill spe-c ial orders placed by doctors for individual patients,turning out a small number of customized formulas eachw eek. But some pharmacies like the NECC have grown into much larger businesses in recent years, supplying bulk orders of medicines to thousands of doctors and hospitals across the country. In recent weeks,inspectors from the FDA and Massachusetts department of health have reported unsterile conditions at the Framingham,Mass. pharmacy's facilities. The most recent inspection from the FDA uncovered green and yellow residues,water droplets and standing water in or around production rooms that were supposed to be sterile. House and Senate lawmakers have called for hearings to examine how the outbreak could have been prevented. Compounding pharmacies have long operated in a legal gray area between state and federal laws. All pharmacies,including compounding pharmacies,have long been regulated by state pharmacy boards. However,the FDA has attempted to exercise its authority in cases where major problems have arisen. In several instances, federal courts have ruled that the agency overstepped its bounds. FDA officials said last month that new laws may be needed to clarify the federal governmen's role in overseeing compounding pharmacies. FDA chief will testify at first meningitis hearing 4 19 cases, 30 d eaths reported in outbreak
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, November 9, 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. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. 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 t he 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;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 3854704. 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 3824 301. 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 at6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.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, email@example.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; 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 th e Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a .m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. P hone 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 Lak e Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran C hurch ELCASEBRING This is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon will be based on theg ospel reading of Mark 12:38-44. Thursday Bible study is on the gospel of John. Ladies meeting and prog ram at on Tuesday,followed by salad luncheon at noon. The birthday celebration will be Sunday,Nov. 18,w ith pie and ice cream,following morning service.C hristian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing w ill bring the message titled God's Timeat the Sunday morning service. TheW ednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING In honor of V eteransDay,all veterans and their families will be r ecognized at the Church of Buttonwood Bay. Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on Jesus and The Military. The church is at U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional MedicalC enter. For more information,call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver Sundaym ornings sermon,Lessons Learned,with Scripture taken from I Kings 17:8-16. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock RoadC all 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday m orning,the church celebrates the 24th Sunday after Pentecost. Leader Ken Hall will deliver his sermon based on a melody of the readings of the day I King 17:8-16, H ebrews 9:24-28 and Mark 12:38-44. The traditional service can be heard live on WITS 1340 AM. A dult Sunday school class is studying I Corinthians; c hildrens and youth classes are studying Moses. A Woman's Heart Beth M oore Bible Study Week 7 is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday. Faithful Followers potluck luncheon for everyone is at noon Thursday. T he church will again host a free Thanksgiving dinner o n Thanksgiving Day. This meal is for those of any age group singles,couples andf amilies that are alone or in need. Meals can also be d elivered to shut ins. No monetary donations will be accepted on Thanksgiving Day from those who are eating. This is not a fundraiser. T here is only one requirement to qualify for the c hurch dinner,make a reserv ation by Tuesday,Nov. 20. Call the church,385-7848, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.D inner will be served from n oon until 3 p.m.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)S EBRING At the L ords Table this Sunday morning will be Dick and Sharron Campbell. Communion will be served b y Chris Baker,Catherine Baker and Carol Chandler. G reeting the congregation will be Julian Smokes.W orking with the children in Childrens Church is Carol Graves. T he acolyte for the day is Allilah Kunsak. The pastors sermon is titled Benefits of Wisdom, taken from Proverbs 3:3-8. For any additional information,call the churcho ffice at 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,the pastors sermon is titled Responding to the Call,based on Acts8 :26-40. I n the adult Sunday school class,the pastor leads the class in a video series titled The Life and Ministry of the Messiahsponsored by Focus on the Family.Thel essons are filmed on locat ion in Israel and narrated by historian/teacher Ray Vander Laan. Sundays film is titled Capernaum/Gethsemane The Weight of the World. M att Sboto teaches the youth class. The choirs introit will be As We Gatherand the anthem,I LoveYou,Lord. O n Monday,the church office will be closed. O n Wednesday,Bible study will be led by the pastor teaching How Do WeG lorify God?Family Potluck is at 6 p.m. Guest s peaker Greg Savitt,with Chosen People Ministries, w ill speak on the future of Israel in relationship to the church. The public is invited.P lease bring a covered dish. Saturday,Nov. 17,there will be a Church Work Dayf rom 8 a.m. until noon. T he church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on LagrandeS treet). For questions,call 4 53-3242. First Presbyterian C hurch of SebringSEBRING Saturday is the church yard sale at they outh house and parking lot o f Lakeview Drive,from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It Is A Good Thing to GiveThanksis the title of the Rev. Darrell A. Peers Sunday morning message. Good Works Festivalwil l be held in fellowship hall immediately following worship. A light lunch will be served.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev.A.C. Bryant will preach the ser-m on Pauls Spirit is P rovoked,with Scripture reading Acts 17:10-21. The pastors Wednesday morning Bible study is Receive God's Blessings. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. T he church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirs tumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday w ill be Trumpets That Continued on page 10B
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 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 email@example.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.Bring a 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: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. 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 site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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: email@example.com;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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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., ContemporaryW orship 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, S ebring, 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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is 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 RELIGION Overflow Revival is S aturdaySEBRING Overflow Revival services are held the second Saturday of each month at HomersS morgasbord,1000 Sebring Square. Free registration; the only cost is for the meal. The group meets at 6 p.m. to eat and the meeting follows. R SVP,as seating is limited,by calling Pastor Barbara Robinson at (561Choices Pregnancy Care Center plans annual banquetSEBRING Join Choices Pregnancy Care Center at its annual fundraising banquet at 6:30 p.m.T hursday at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road. Enjoy a w onderful meal and learn how to be a part of helping women in the local area. T his banquet is $40 per person and $80 per couple. Call 453-0307 f or reservations. Choices Pregnancy Care Center offers education,parenting classes, cribs,diapers,maternity clothes, baby clothes and counseling to young women in Avon Park,Lake Placid,Sebring,and Wauchula.F rom free pregnancy tests to counseling,Choices offers compassionate care for young women facing a crisis. Choices even offers doula services,trained labor coaches thata ssist women during labor and delivery. Faith Lutheran offers free Thanksgiving dinnerSEBRING Faith Lutheran Church will again host a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day,Nov. 22. Thism eal is for those of any age group singles,couples and families that are alone or in need. Meals cana lso be delivered to shut ins. No monetary donations will be accepted on Thanksgiving Dayf rom those who are eating; this is not a fundraiser. T here is only one requirement to qualify for the church dinner,make a reservation by Tuesday,Nov. 20.D inner will be served from noon until 3 p.m. Call the church,3857 848,Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Spring Lake UMC plans bazaar and cookie walkS EBRING The annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 1,at Spring Lake United Methodist Church,8170C ozumel Lane (off U.S. 98,onequarter mile east of hardware store). There will be handmade crafts; knitted,crocheted and sewn items; wood crafts; holiday decorations;R ada Cutlery; hand-painted home decor; ceramics; cards and notes; t oo many items to list. There will also be home-baked cookies (fill the container with the cookies youp refer),candy and other sweets,as well as baked goods (breads, b rownies and more). Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr. will be there to sell and autograph his book,This Road Leads to S omewhere.Cost is $18.95. Breakfast and lunch will be served.Happy Crafters plan Christmas BazaarAVON PARK Happy Crafters Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 1,a t Union (Congregational) Churchs Rock Building. There will be a craft table available fork ids while mom shops. Proceeds for Union Missions in Highlands County.Second Sunday Suite features holiday seasonLAKE PLACID The N ovember Second Sunday Suites at First Presbyterian Church,118 N. O ak Ave.,will feature a stroll through beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Enjoy delicious appetizers and gourmet desserts. Be enchanted byt he variety of musical entertainment. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the reading of the Christmas Story and presenta-t ion of the Live Nativity. Tickets for this Friday,Nov. 16, event are $15 donation per person. The event is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All concerts are at 4 p.m.,unless o therwise noted.First Presbyterian plans Thanksgiving serviceL AKE PLACID Community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday,Nov. 18,at FirstP resbyterian Church,117 N. Oak Ave. The Lake Placid Christian M inisterial Association is sponsoring a Community Thanksgiving s ervice. There will be special music from the community churches under the direction of Joy Toll-C handler and Joshua Klatt. Come join brothers and sisters in C hrist. Bring non-perishable food for Manna Ministry. R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. 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C M Y K Today there is much talk about how people who have been greatly blessed should share your wealthwith those who are less fortunate. Many Christians have been convinced this is their duty. I believe all Christians should and would gladly share their wealth with those who are mentally or physically incapable of helping themselves. If not for the grace of God, we could all be in that position. But what does God really say about sharing the wealth so all can be equal? Using The Message version,in the third chapter of Pauls second letter to the Thessalonians,he tells the new Christians in verse 13, Friends,dont slack off in doing your duty.Many have interpreted this command to say a Christians duty is to help everyone. If you go back to verse 10, Paul says,t you remember the rule we had when we lived with you? If you dont work,you dont eat.And now were getting reports that a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you. Pauls next instruction to these Christians says This must not be tolerated. We command them to get to work immediately no excuses,no arguments and earn their own keep. If you keep going up to verse 6,you can read Pauls specific orders,Our orders backed up by the Master, Jesus are to refuse to have anything to do with those among you who are lazy and refuse to work the way we taught you. Dont permit them to freeload on the rest. We showed you how to pull your weight when we were with you,so get on with it. We didnt sit around on our hands expecting others to take care of us. In fact,we worked our fingers to the bone,up half the night moonlighting so you wouldnt be burdened with taking care of us. And it wasnt because we didnt have a right to your support; we did. We simply wanted to provide an example of diligence,hoping it would prove contagious. How has our government convinced so many hardworking Christians that it is their duty to share their wealthwith the good-fornothings among us who refuse to work? This thinking certainly did not come form Gods word. Instead God tells us that if we tolerate such behavior,we encourage people to become slothful. In I Thessalonians 4:12,Paul says,e want you living ina way that will command the respect of outsiders,not lying around sponging off your friends. Ever since the beginning of the Christian church,God has never expected His children to share their hard-earned wealth to support able-bodied men who simply chooseto not work but lie around sponging off others. Mary Bailey is the author of Jesus My Son: Marys Journal of Jesus Early Life.; For more information, visit www.jesusmyson.com. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, November 9, 2012www.newssun.com PALM DINER; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 8 8 Dont Play Jazz,with Scripture from R evelation 9:1-21. The service will include George K elly singing Mercy Rewrote my Life,and Heartland Singers singing Learning to Lean. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publixn umber is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Rev. John Bryant will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and Celebration Service on the subject You Need A Good Lawyer. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Veterans will be honored at all services. Memorial will lead the worship service at Lake Placid Health Care ServiceS unday with Rev. Dale Schanely preaching. There will be special music a nd a hymn sing. Youth Group will have a Scavenger hunt from 5-7:30 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Phone 465-2422 for information. Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning B ible lesson,eathering the Storm, is taken from Acts 27.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Sunday morning,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Sacrificial Giving.Biblical reference is from Mark 12:38-44.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, the pastor will preach on You Cant Out Give God. Sunday school meets in the Fidelis R oom. They will study God is Forever,looking at the Scripture from Psalm 90. For more information,call 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. Clyde Weavers Sunday morning sermon will be Won or Lost Battle.Fellowship follows the service. C ontinued from page 8B S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Tommy B randt will be in concert at Faith Missionary Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Everyone is invited. This concert will be inter-p reted for the deaf. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Brandt was born the son of a carpenter,who owned and o perated a bar in the small town of Lebanon,Ind. He found his passion for countrym usic listening to the jukebox. He jokes,That was our full-time baby-sitter. B randt recalls his favorite song at 5 years old was C harlie Richs classic, When We Get Behind Closed Doors. L ater the family sold the bar and moved to Florida. His d addy still frequented the local watering holes and at 12 years old Brandt was nearly six feet tall and could walk into most bars with no ques-t ions asked along with his dad. Through his teenage y ears the music he listened to took a turn to outlaw country. Influences like WaylonJ ennings,Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. kept this r ough and rowdy teenager living on the edge most of the time. A t the age of 16,Sebrings Brandt moved out on his own,lived and worked on a large cattle ranch where he learned the cowboy way ofl ife. During this time he also joined a local country band as their sound and lighting engineer. Brandts passion for music continued to grow stronger as he began writings ongs for the band and learning to play the guitar. The band continued to grow in notoriety and became a popular draw for the locals wher-e ver they played. Little did he know how these experiences would play a role in his future career and life. The lead singer of the band d ecided to move to Nashville to pursue his own music career. The band was in a fixn ow and one evening at practice,Brandt offered to fill in until they could find some-o ne. To everyones surprise, including the young 25-yearo ld Brandt,he was pretty good. He had already learned the lyrics to all the songsf rom traveling with them for years and so he became the n ew lead singer. His musical influences soon began to show as he entertained the crowds with high energy and runningt hrough the audiences. The band sky rocketed into one of F loridas best known country bands known as New South.His down-homeh umor and pure country voice melted the hearts of the l isteners and soon found its place on country radio. The self penned song,Why, W hy,Why,put the band on the charts and opened the doors for larger opportunities. Just about the time the b and was about to peak, Brandt met his future wife, Michelle. This beautiful preachers daughter rocked his world and began teaching him a Godly way of life. For the first time in B randts life he had some sort of guidance and surprisi ngly liked it. They began going to church together, having Bible study,and heb egan to pull away from the bar and club scene. Brandt e ventually left the band because he didnt want to hold them back from pursui ng other bookings and opportunities in the clubs and began pursuing a new direction for his own life. In 1998,Tommy and M ichelle got married and his career as a solo artist began. Using the country sounds that he grew up on,he started penning lyrics that would inspire others to live a good life,a life filled with familyv alues and having Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. His v enues changed from bars and clubs to churches, rodeos,fairs and outreachc oncerts. Brandt is now touring and a ppearing at more than 150 venues a year. He has become one of the m ost recognized Inspirational Country singers today. Brandt has shared the stage with country artists such as Keith Urban,M iranda Lambert,Daryl Worley,Little Big Town, Porter Wagner and Roy Clark. Tommy Brandt in concert Nov. 25 RELIGION Courtesy photo Tommy Brandt will be in concert at Faith Missionary Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 Am I my brothers keeper? Guest Column Mary Bailey CHURCHNEWS A politician running for local office was quite upset at certain remarks that had been made about him by the leading paper of the t own. He went down to the newspaper office,burst into the editorial room,and exclaimed at the top of his lungs,ou are telling outright lies about me in your p aper,and you know it! You have no reason to complain,the editor said c almly. Im sure you would rather we print lies a bout you than the truth! B y the time most of you read this article,men and women from local officest o the President of the United States will haveb een elected. And,with the elections over,I have but one thingt o say:Hallelujah! Now, please understand that I do b elieve in our election process. I believe in our system of government. In fact,I firmly believe that we live in the greatest country in the world. B ut,if I see or hear one m ore political commercial or advertisement,I think I w ill simply go nuts. I would be extremely happy if the advertisements gave just the facts aboutt he candidates and nothing else (and some do However,I do not think Ia m wrong when I say that m any,if not most,of the advertisements I have seen e ngage in mudslinging, backbiting,and misrepresentation. It troubles meg reatly that many of those w ho would hold some of our nation's highest offices would participate in slan-d er and smear campaigns. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:29,Do not let anyu nwholesome talk come out of your mouths,but only what is helpful forb uilding others up according to their needs,that it may benefit those who listen. V erses 31 and 32 note that we should rid ourselves of things such ass lander and be kind and compassionate to one another.Does this sound like the political world in which we live? During one national campaign several years ago,I appreciated the emphasis that was made concerning a return to fam i ly values. I have been hoping and praying since then and for those whoh ave just been elected that they help steer our country b ack toward more godly values. One of the values that our country was builtu pon is found in Colossians 3:17. It reads, And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,giving thanks to God the Father throughh im.Let us pray that this type of value system is r estored to our current and future governments. Most importantly,let us n ot forget the personal obligation we each have t oward those in government. 1 Timothy 2:1,2 reads,I urge,then,first of a ll,that requests,prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone for kings and all those in authority,that we may livep eaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. In other words,pray. We may not always agree with the decisionso ur politicians make on our behalf,but we must respect t heir positions as our leaders. A nd,above all,we must remember to pray for them and the direction we would have them lead us. Pray that they will lead us in thep aths of righteousness and godliness. If we will choose to be on the side of God,then our nation will truly beg reat. Kevins Komments is presented by the Sebring Parkway churcho f Christ, assembling at 3800 S ebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Find us on the internet at www.sebringcoc.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org m. Its over! (and yet, just beginning!) 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 9, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 2 2 9 9 DIVERSIONS By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticTo borrow a line from D epeche Mode,death is everywhere in Skyfall. James Bonds mortality has never been in such promin ent focus,but the demise of t he entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent,as well. Still,this 23rd entry in the enduring James Bond franchise is no downer. Far fromi t:simultaneously thrilling and meaty,this is easily one of the best entries ever in the 5 0-year,23-film series,led once again by an actor whos the best Bond yet in DanielC raig. So many of the elements you want to see in aB ond film exist here:the car, the tuxedo,the martini,the exotic locations filled with gorgeous women. Adeles smoky,smoldering themes ong over the titles harkens to the classic 007 tales of the 1960s,even as the filmsc entral threat of cyberterrorism,perpetrated by an elus ive figure whos seemingly everywhere and cant be pinned down,couldnt bem ore relevant. And yet Skyfallseems like it could stand on its own perhaps more than most Bond movies. In the hands o f director Sam Mendes,it almost feels like a reinvention; he has said making Skyfallleft himknackered,but audiences will leave feeling invigorated. And with Mendes collaborating once again with the greatc inematographer Roger Deakins,its definitely them ost gorgeous. Deakins,who also shot MendesJarheadand Revolutionary Road,provides a varied array of looks, all of them dazzling. The MI6 headquarters,which must be moved to a hiddenu nderground location following a vicious attack,have ac risp and stylish industriall oft chic about them. The rugged hills of Scotland, where the final battle occurs at Bonds ancestral home, are both wondrous and imposing; by this point in the film,Skyfallextends beyond the familiar confines of a spy thriller and becomes a flat-out Western. Its a bold move. But the most beautiful sequence of all plays out in an empty office space in a Shanghai skyscraper:a mesmerizing mix of cool glass s urfaces,delicate projected images and bold color,reminiscent of the lush hues in MendesRoad to Perdition.Within this pre-c ise setting,Mendes knows well enough to let the handt o-hand combat between Bond and a sniper unfold without the kind of needlesse dits that unfortunately have become so popular in action f ilms these days. Bond being Bond,he can still get himself out of any d angerous situation; the opening chase,which begins in Istanbuls Grand Bazaar and ends in impossibly daring fashion on top of ah urtling train,is a marvel of timing and choreography. Conversely,he can also talk himself into situation,as he does when he seduces theb eautiful and dangerous Severine (Berenice Marlohe a fter meeting her in a Macau casino. B ut Bonds vulnerability dare we say,his weakness at times makes him a much more complicated and captivating figure. Hes nota lways totally smooth and slick. The work is taking a physical and psychological toll. Muscular and sexy as Craig is,he looks beat-upa nd worn-out here,which adds what feels like an unprecedented sense of depth to a character we thought wed known so well for so long. Three films into the series and Craig owns this iconic role by now,with his stoic cool and willingness to explore a dark side. This time,James Bond must try and protect his nononsense boss,M,from what feels like a very personal attack,even as it seems that she may not necessarily be protecting him in return. The a lways whip-smart and dignified Judi Dench gets to explore her characters hidden fears in the script from Neal Purvis & Robert Wadea nd John Logan,which adds some unexpected and welcome layers to her performance,as well. Ralph Fiennes, as Ms new superior,ques-t ions her ability to lead this aging behemoth of an agency in an increasingly unstable environment; at the same time,Ben Whishaw provides some welcome, subtle humor as young gadget guru Q,whose modernday specialty is computer hacking. And then there is Javier Bardem,who pretty much steals this entire movie away from these esteemed and formidable actors. He is,totally unsurprisingly,tremendous as the villainous Silva,the f ormer MI6 agent getting his revenge against this staid, old-fashioned organization in high-tech,ultra-efficient ways that make him seemu nstoppable. Like so many Bond bad guys,he wants world domination through orchestrated chaos. But he approaches the role with am ix of effeminate flamboyance and cold-blooded menace. Hes hilarious and terrifying and thats just in the beautifully shot monologue in which he introduces himself with touches of The Joker in The Dark Knight and Bardems own Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. Ultimately,the reports of James Bonds death are greatly exaggerated. Fifty years later,nobody does it better. Bond is back and better than ever in Skyfall Movie Review Skyfall R ating: PG-13 (intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking) Running time: 143 minutes Review: (of 4 MCT D aniel Craig is back as James Bond in Skyfall. Dear Abby: My brother lost hisw ife,the love of his life,three years ago. He has three children. His oldest,a 25-year-oldd aughter,Jenny, told him that when you marry, it is for life.She has threatened that if he dates someone or sees any-o ne,she will be out of his life and he wont be able to s ee his future grandchildren. (Jenny is getting married next summer.) M y brother is very upset. He wants to settle this argum ent before she is married. He hasnt dated anyone,but feels she shouldnt be trying to control his life. Please help,Abby. Ill show Jennyy our answer and hope it helps them. Sister Katy in Maine Dear Sister Katy: Im very sorry Jenny lost herm other,but her attitude is off base. At 25,its time for h er to grow up and stop making selfish,childish threats she will regret. W hile I agree that marriage should be for life, her parentsmarriage did l ast for life the life of her mother. That she would b egrudge her father continuing to live his life is cruel and wrong. If she cuts him out of her life,she will deprive her future childreno f a relationship with a loving grandparent,and that would be a shame. Dear Abby: I have a manners dilemma. I was raised in a home where Yes,maamand,No, sirwere expected,and I h ave used that respectful form of address throughout my life. Yes,I grew up in the South. Six months ago,my husb and and I moved north with our two children for job relocation. My co-workers are giving me a hard time about my constant useo f maamand sir.They feel offended. I have tried to respect their request not to say it to them. Some are my age, younger or older,but Im used to saying it to everyone,all the time. It simply rolls off my tongue. I sense that upper management and my supervisor like being addressed that way. But what do you suggest I do with the rest of my co-workers? Ol-Fashioned i n Ohio Dear OlFashioned: I suggest you explain to your co-workers,a s you have to me, that using this respectful form of address is a custom you were raised with. And because old habits areh ard to break,that they please cut you some slack b ecause you are trying to offend no one. P.S. They appear to be c lueless. D ear Abby: Im 15. A few nights ago a guy friend of mine asked me to sext. I was furious,but played along with him and said yes.Than I sent him a picture of an elderly woman i n a bikini. After that,I went off on him. I told him how wrongi t was for him to ask me for that. No girl deserves to be t reated that way. I havent spoken to him since. He texted a close friend o f mine,telling her what happened and saying how much he regretted it and l oved me. He said he cares for me,but that now theres n o chance because I hate him. He has sent me texts apologizing for what he did, but I have ignored them.S hould I accept his apology? Or save my heart from being broken again? Disappointed Teen in California Dear Disappointed Teen: Your guy friend made a mistake and has apologized. If you still have feeli ngs for him,accept the apology and give him another chance. However,if he continues to ask you to do something that you feeli s wrong,that will be the time to end the relationship. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.B ox 69440, Los Angeles, CA 9 0069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by DearA bby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included). Daughter demands her widowed dad spend his life alone Dear Abby By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES Denzel Washingtons character in Flightdrinks a lot throughout the film,but his portrayal of a highly functioning alcoholic pilot isnt going down well with brewing company Anheuser-Busch or the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka. Anheuser-Busch said Monday that it has asked Paramount Pictures Corp. to obscure or remove the Budweiser logo from the film,which at one point shows Washingtons character drinking the beer while behind the wheel. Budweiser is hardly the only alcoholic beverage shown in Flight,which earned $25 million in its debut weekend and is likely to remain popular with audiences. Washingtons character frequently drinks vodka throughout the film,with several different brands represented. William Grant & Sons,which distributes Stolichnaya in the United States,also said it didnt license its brand for inclusion in the film and wouldnt have given permission if asked. Although product placement,where companies pay producers to have their brands seen on-camera,have become ubiquitous in movies and television,experts say studios are not obligated to get permission before featuring a product in their work. Rob McCarthy,vice president of Budweiser,wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that the company wast contacted by Paramount or the production company of director Robert Zemeckis for permission to use the beer in Flight. e would never condone the misuse of our products, and have a long history of promoting responsible drinking and preventing drunk driving,McCarthy wrote. e have asked the studio to obscure the Budweiser trademark in current digital copies of the movie and on all subsequent adaptations of the film,including DVD,On Demand,streaming and additional prints not yet distributed to theaters. A spokesman for Zemeckis referred questions to Paramount,which did not return an email message seeking comment. James Curich,a spokesman for Stoli distributor William Grant & Sons, said the company has a strict code for how the vodka is portrayed in films and is committed to marketing it responsibly Budweiser seeks removal from Flight
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, November 9, 2012THE JOBThe president is the top elected official in the United States and often called the most powerful person in the world. Clout:The president is head of state and chief executive officer of the most powerful country in history. Resources:The president oversees a budget of $3.67 trillion,a federal work force of 3 million and a military of 1.1 million people. Tenure:T he president is elected every four years,but is limited to two 4-year terms.THE GROUND RULESTo qualify you must be 35 years old,have been born in the United States and have been a U.S. resident for at least 14 years.THE CAMPAIGNLabor Day has been the traditional kickoff for the two major party candidates, which gives them two months to woo voters. In reality,candidates begin runs for their partys nomination up to two years before Election Day time they need for exposure,public recognition and raising money. Campaign costs have skyrocketed,and fundraising has,too. Each of the candidates incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney is expected to raise about $1 billion for his election effort. Candidates decide where to spend their time and resources,usually eyeing states heavy with electoral votes that may be considered up for grabs. To win,a candidate needs 270 electoral votes. To get the nomination,candidates stump states with primary elections or party caucuses. Both determine how many delegates a candidate can claim at national conventions that nominate standard-bearers.THE PERKSNice house:1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,Washington,D.C. 20005. The 200year-old White House has 132 rooms,35 bathrooms,412 doors,147 windows,28 fireplaces,eight staircases and three elevators (to reach six levels). Five full-time chefs work in a kitchen able to serve dinner to 140 guests and hors doeuvres to 1,000. Good money:$400,000-a-year salary plus $50,000 in expenses. But its not great money.A comparable job in the private sector would command a salary of millions a year. Presidents of some major U.S. universities earn more than the U.S. president. Great getaway:Camp David,a 125acre retreat 90 miles north of Washington. No airport hassles:Any aircraft in the U.S. military fleet becomes Air Force One (above) if the president is on board. If its a Navy or Marine craft,the designation changes to Navy One or Marine One. Also, ground transport is in one of several armorplated limousines or heavy-duty SUVs.THE NUMBERS44men have been president.4ex-presidents are living:George W. Bush,Clinton,George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.14presidents served as vice president.69is the age of the oldest person elected president Reagan.43is the age of the youngest person elected Kennedy.42is the age of the youngest person to serve as president Theodore Roosevelt (rightwho became president following McKinles assassination.CASH & CONFLICTOften the people who make policy lawmakers,administration leaders also have money and investments. To diminish the appearance of a conflict of interest,many put their holdings into a blind trust. Thats an account whose assets are unknown to the beneficiaries. A third party manages the trust independently.That way a policymaker cant know if a certain regulation or rule will impact his or her financial investments. Romney and Ryan have blind trusts. Obama and Biden do not.THE PRESIDENTIAL PAYCHECKPresidential candidates usually are better heeled than most Americans,so its a bet there not seeking the job for the paycheck.BANKROLLS:REPUBLICANSHeres the asset background of the 2012 Republican candidates. Members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year. Gov.Mitt Romney:His net worth has been reported to be between $190 million and $250 million. Those numbers,however,dont include other items such as real estate and trust funds. It is estimated that he could be worth more than $350 million. Rep.Paul Ryan:Net worth exceeds $4 million.BANKROLLS:DEMOCRATSPresident Barack Obama:His 2011 assets were valued at around $8 million. His annual salary is only $400,000,so income from the sales of his two books,Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope,have added millions. Vice President Joe Biden:He and his wife,Jill Biden,report assets between $239,000 and $866,000. Biden makes $230,700 a year.WHITE HOUSE WEALTHSome of the 43 former presidents were wealthy by the standards of their day. GeorgeWashington (in office 1 789-97):His family was wealthy and he married a wealthy widow.When he died i n 1799,his estate was valued at more than $ 500,000,a handsome sum then. His sala ry as president:$25,000. Andrew Jackson (1829-37):Among the wealthiest presidents of the 19th centur y. His fortune was made in real estate through deals made while he was a U.S. Army gene ra l. His presidential salary was also $25,000. Herbert Hoover (1929-33He made his money in mining and investments. By World War I,when he was just 40,he was worth between $1 million and $5 million. He donated his annual presidential salary of $75,000 to charity. Franklin D.Roosevelt (1933-45Born into wealth,Roosevelt was also a Wall Street lawyer. His personal estate wa s valued at more than $1 million. John F.Kennedy (1961-63Born into wealth,Kennedy was notorious for not carrying money,and friends often had to slip him some cash. He,too,donated his $100,000 annual presidential income to charity.Lyndon B.Johnson (1963-69Earned his wealth entirely while in public life. By the time he became president,his and wife Lady Birds wealth was estimated at $14 million. Most of the fortune came from land deals an d a radio and TV station in Austin,Texas.THE FLIP SIDE OF THE COINServing in the White House doesnt always mean a lifetime of financial security. Ulysses S.Grant died impoverished. The two-term president (1869-77vested money donated by friends and supporter s in a fund that went bust. He sold his swords and souvenirs just to survive. He w as broke when he began writing his memoirs. He died of cancer shortly after his Persona l Memoirs published by Mark Twain came out. It made nearly $500,000. Thomas Jefferson:Author of the Declaration of Independence,two-term pres ident (1801-09prolific writer,quintessential American philosopher,farmer and founder of the University of Virginia,died July 4,1826, virtually bankrupt. Troubled by debt,his finances were ruined after the failure of a business for which he had endorsed a note.SOURCES:NATIONALPRIORITIES.ORG/; WWW2.CENSUS.GOV/;SIADAPP.DMDC.OSD.MIL/PERSONNEL/;WWW.LATIMES.COM/;WWW.SENATE.GOV/; WWW.BLOOMBERG.COM/;WWW. MOTHERJONES.COM/;HTTP://THECAUCUS.BLOGS. NYTIMES.COM/;WWW.BLOOMBERG.COM/;WWW. INFOPLEASE.COM/IPA/A0875856.HTML; WWW.VANITYFAIR.COM/;WWW.HUFFINGTONPOST.COM/ Grant may be on a big bill,but when he died he had little money. Presidential requirements,perks,cash and conflictsBy Carol Cain and Azlan IbrahimDetroit Free PressThe life of the president isnt always easy; check out these facts and figures to get an inside look at what it means to be commander in chief,from running for office to getting paid. Assassination:Four presidents were shot and killed:Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield,William McKinley and John F. Kennedy. Attempts:Andrew Jackson,Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman,Gerald Ford (twice were all targets of assassination attempts. Opposition:Not all politicians like you. Especially those in the opposing political party. And if that party controls Congress,your political agenda is crippled. (This happened to President Obama when Republicans took control of Congress in 2010). The press:If politicians arent criticizing, some newspaper columnist, editorial writer,radio personality or late-night comic is making sure people recognize your vulnerabilities. Impeachment:The constitutional way of removing a sitting president. The House of Representatives prepares and votes on articles of impeachment charging a president with high crimes and misdemeanors.If charged by the House,the trial is held in the Senate where two-thirds of the members must vote to remove a president. Two presidents have survived impeachment trials in the Senate Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.THE DANGERS OF HOLDING OFFICEKEITH MYERS/KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT CHUCK KENNEDY/MCT Emma Kantrowitz of McClatchy-Tribune Information Services contributed to this report.
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