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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 11-16-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, November 16-17, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 141 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 77 59C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A A shower, clouds and then some sun F orecast Question: Was this years early voting period too short to give voters adequate chances to cast their ballots? Next question: Do you think this Christmas shopping season will be better for businesses than last years? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Mary Anticoli Age 97, of Sebring Simon McFadden Age 75, of Sebring Edna Washington Age 87, of Avon Park Philip Weber Age 88, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 36.6% No 63.4% Total votes: 93 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun 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 S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday,detectives with the Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeC riminal Investigations Unit arrested Gopaul Narain,35,of Avon Park,and c harged him with robbery with a firearm and tampering with physical evidence. These charges stem from the robbery of Highlands Independent Bank,400 U.S. 27 North i n Avon Park,on Sept. 19. Narain was in the Highlands County Jail on other charges when hew as arrested on the robbery. He was in jail on previous charges stemming f rom a traffic stop on Sept. 28. During the traffic stop he was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer. Detectives were able to link Narain tot he robbery through evidence collected at t he scene and evaluated during the course of the active criminal i nvestigation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement labo ratory matched the suspects DNA with evidence gathered during the investigation of the robbery. Detectives have been patiently awaiting the lab results while following other leads. When the lab confirmed the match,detectives were able to make the arrest,SheriffS usan Benton said. This investigation remains open. A nyone with information is requested to call Detective Roger St. Laurent of the Highlands County SheriffsO ffice Criminal Investigations Unit at 402-7447 or 402-7250 or Heartland C rime Stoppers at 1-800-226TIPS(8477or visit on the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. Detectives arrest bank robbery suspect N arain DNA links man to Sept. 19 robbery of Highlands Independent Bank in AP By BARRY FOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING With few changes,Highlands County commissionersTuesday adopted recommendations tot he countys Local Housing Assistance Program.A sometimes terse discussion was capped by aunanimous vote to accept the plan. Even so,the new regulations will be short-lived,witha full re-write of the threeyear LHAP plan slated for M ay. Before that occurs,commission chairman Jack Richie wants spelled oute xactly what the county would be mandated to do if it par-t icipates in the program and what rules the county will enact upon itself. I want to see that on hard paper,Richie said. In her finalmeeting as acommissioner,Barbara Stewart explained that the plan had been assembled in a three-member committee, including herself,County Administrator June Fisher and housing specialist Lucy Castillo. Stewart said the recommendationshad been distilled from comments made County adopts Housing ProgramA re recent d roughts, s torms and f ires signs of things to come? PA GE1 2B A sister for Christmas S tewart Courtesy photo The Altman family anxiously awaits the arrival of their newest daughter and sibling Jaelynn, pictured in the framed p hoto. (From left) Matt, Teresa, Abby, David and Katie will soon get to meet the former Chinese orphan when she a rrives in their home on Dec. 1. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING It will certainly be a Christmas to remember for the Altman family this year when parents Teresa and David return to Florida from a whole world away. The family of five will be getting a little bigger.After a lengthy waiting game,the Altmans have started their journey to bring their new daughter, Jaelynn,home since being approved for the adoption of the young Chinese orphan. The Altman familys story begins a year ago when oldest daughter Katie,19,traveled to China on a short-term mission trip with the Show Hope organization. Katie arrived in China in June 2011. For the next week and a half,Katie met a number of interesting and special needs orphans who all were unique, but one in particular caught her full attention. Altman family journeys to Far East to bring its newest member home Courtesy photo Jaelynn, who was once a Chinese orphan, will soon be the newest member of the Altman family. See COUNTY,page 6A District victoryB lue Streaks shut out W inter Haven, 3-0 SPORTS, 1BAsking questionsP arke Sutherland wants to s urvey APresidents PAGE3 A See ALTMAN,page 8A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Two of Highlands Countys law enforcement officers have recently been awarded as certified crime scene investigators by the worlds leading forensic science and identification association,the International Association for Identification. Lake Placid Police Chief Phil Williams and Highlands County Sheriffs Office Detective Jeff Fennell obtained their certification in crime scene investigation on Nov. 1. Williams and Fennell have long been acquaintances and enrolled in the course together,which required a minimum of one year of crime scene-related activities. Williams,who has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience,has always LPPDs Williams, HCSOs Fennell acquire certifications News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Lake Placid Police Chief Phil Williams obtained his certification in crime scene investigation on Nov. 1 See PAIR,page 3A

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C M Y K B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING J. Ned Hancock a ttended his last school board meeting as an elected official Tuesday night. After completing four terms of office he was first elected in 1996 Hancock retired this year. Jan Shoopw as elected to the District 3 seat. Shoop attended the reception in Hancocks honor,as did Pete Pollard, who preceded Hancock in office. In fact,a great many people turned out to say farewell and good lucki ncluding,former board members Wally Randall,Richard Norris,Margaret T urnbull and Ruth Handley,a former superintendent of schools. Elected officials like Ray Royce of Lake Placid,S cott Stanley of Sebring,County Commissioner Ron Handley,Jim B rooks,who was just elected to the county commission,and Sebring Mayor George Hensley also paid their respects. Norris read a letter from former s uperintendent Robert Fitzgerald,who praised Hancock for his compassion, o utspokeness,clarity and honor. Randall said Hancock tackled any issue and was patient whenr equired,a point that met with genuine laughter. Randall added that when H ancock asked questions he expected answers. He was an equal opportunity foot roaster,Randall said. S uperintendent Wally Cox,a man of true emotions,couldnt fight tears as he stepped next to Hancock to formally s ay good-by.Theve known each other all their lives and worked closely over t he years. This is always a disaster,Cox said, meaning his struggle to not cry. Thats just how Im wired.Gathering himself,C ox added,I grew up with his sisters. Ned was the little brother,spoiled much of the time. Ive known him a l ong time. I remember when he was very active at Woodlawn Elementary S chool,well before he thought of running for the school board. I will miss y ou,Cox said. You are a true servant leader. In his turn Hancock talked about how a journey doesnt always work out the way you imagine it will. You startr unning with all kinds of ideas,but schools are people,plain and simple. W e have good people. We need to attract more. Bringing new teachers into the count y,he said,should be a priority in the future,adding that it wont easy s alaries are low and young people look for the excitement of a city. Hancock asked the board to please s tay diligent. Im biased. Im old. Im all those things,but guys,we are not getting what we need. Go to T allahassee. We need more opportunities,more money and more classrooms. The only chance these young kids have is their education. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Saturday and Sunday a special Christmas shopping venue called All I Want forC hristmas Expowill take place at Sebring Christian Church at 4514 Hammock Road. Diana Walker,one of the o rganizers,said it is an opportunity to do early Christmas gift shopping. There will be 25 vendors selling everything from chocolate,cosmetics (Avon and Mary Kay),jewelry, purses,home scented items, food dips,to sunglasses and beads. One-of-a-kind home crafts also will be for sale. A photographer will be on hand to take family photos that can be made into a charm. Walker said shoppers should feel free to bring children. Teachers from My School Academy of Early Learning will have a crafts table set up so children are kept buy. Drinks,loaded nachos,hot dogs,kettle corn and cotton candy will be for sale. For a small fee five minute massages will be available for the stressed out. Walker said there also will be a dollar room with new and gently used items will be for sale at $1 a piece. Visalus,a company that makes weight loss shakes, will hand out samples of their product. Every shopper will be given a raffle ticket for a c hance at door prizes. There is no admission fee, but Walker asks that everyone bring a non-perishable food item or an unwrappedt oy.These items will be donated to a local charity. The Expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; and from 1-4 p.m.o n Sunday. S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Don Appelquist,director of South Florida State College Foundation Inc.,was recently awarded the Campus Impact Award for Outstanding Private Fundraising Professional from the Council for Resource Development, during an award ceremony held in Washington D.C. on Nov. 10. Each year,the award is given to one person in the United States who has had the greatest impact on their campus. Dr. Norm Stephens, SFSC president,nominated Appelquist for the award for the impact his work has had on SFSCs students, campus,and community. Throughout his 42 years at SFSC,Don Appelquist has been an extraordinary benefit to the college and the community in extraordinarily meaningful ways, Stephens said. As the first and only executive director of the SFSC Foundation, Don has established and directed an exemplary Take Stock in Children (TSIC program,mentoring at-risk students. More than 95 percent of our TSIC students graduate high school and attend and graduate from college with the support of pre-paid scholarships. Recently,the TSIC program was selected as an exemplary program in the state of Florida and is now part of a pilot effort funded by a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3 demonstrate how SFSC practices could be used by other colleges and entities with TSIC programs. Don has also directed successful capital campaigns for the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts and the womens softball complex,Stephens said. He implemented and secured funding for a planned giving initiative, has pursued funding for faculty endowed chairs in nursing,dental education, and mathematics,and has facilitated the establishment of more than 120 separate scholarship endowments within the SFSC Foundation,Inc. Under his direction,the grants development office is among the most successful in the state, bringing in funds for new programs,including Title III,Student Support Services Trio,i3,National Science Foundation,and more. This recognition means a lot to me,Appelquist said. I enjoy what I do because it gives me a sense of personal satisfaction that Im doing something important to impact the lives or our students as well as our college and community. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, November 16, 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. 14 101219484953x:4Next jackpot $4 millionNov. 10 81518424559x:2 Nov. 7 71115182443x:5 Nov. 14 67212636 Nov. 13 1720212436 Nov. 12 411131835 Nov. 11 519222932 Nov. 14 (n 7422 Nov. 14 (d 5943 Nov. 13 (n 9282 Nov. 13 (d 7271 Nov. 14(n 671 Nov. 14 (d 702 Nov. 13(n 590 Nov. 13 (d 610 Nov. 13 611182616 Nov. 9 1320273518 Nov. 6 713162316 Nov. 2 3411378 Nov. 14 810304458 PB: 13Next jackpot $214 millionNov. 10 3242505455 PB: 32 Nov. 7 3234455258 PB: 20 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center VA Outpatient Clinic opens todaySEBRING The Bay Pines VAHealthcare System will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sebring VACommunity Outpatient Clinic (COC 11 a.m. today.The new clinic will be in the Beverly Center Plaza at 5901 U.S. 27 South. When entering the facility,park in any available p arking spot,as there will b e no reserved parking for t his event. There is parking available behind the Heartland Workforce. The ceremony will be held outside,near the clinics main entrance. As this program will be held raino r shine,please dress appropriately. All guests w ill have the opportunity to participate in a short reception and tour of the building directly following thec eremony. According to Jason Dangle,public information officer for the Bay PinesV A Healthcare System,the new office will openM onday.Donate items for Humane Society saleS EBRING Cant pull y our car into the garage? No room to put stuff in your house? Its time to clear out the clutter and help benefit the HumaneS ociety of Highlands C ounty. Organizers are collecting excess,clean household items for the Humane Societys third annual Paw Prints Sale-a-thon onS aturday,Jan. 12,at the B ert J. Harris Jr. Agri Civic Center. Furniture,jewelry,small electric appliances,tools, cookware/dishes,electroni cs,lamps,pictures and f rames, c ollectibles/antiques, toys/baby items,pet products and any other great stuff will be appreciated. No clothes or White Elephant electronics. C all Pat Hoffer at 8351 491 or the shelter at 6551522 with any questions. Smaller items may be dropped off to the shelter o ffice from 11 a.m. to 4 p .m. Wednesday through Saturday. Donations will aid in helping give shelter and care to unwanted, abused and sick animals until they find new foreve r homes. Donations are taxdeductible. The Humane Society is at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd.,Sebring; phone num ber is 655-1522.SFSC offers Basic Law Enforcement CourseAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Public Service Academy is o ffering a Basic Law Enforcement course beginn ing Jan. 28. The 770 cont act-hour course will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 11 0 p.m. Monday-Friday, including some Saturdays and Sundays at the SFSCP ublic Service Academy, Highlands Campus. This course is required t o become a state of Florida certified law enforcemento fficer. Enrollment is limite d and application packets c an be picked up by appointment only. Law enforcement officers are jacks of all trades, said Richard Morey,coordinator,Law Enforcement Officer Training. The course covers a variety of topics including weaponst raining,driving,first aid, defensive tactics and crim e scene investigation to help students build a strong foundation toward a lifel ong and lasting career in law enforcement. For more information or t o register,contact Morey a t 784-7285.YMCA starts b icycling safety class, cheerleadingS EBRING The Highlands County Family Y MCA is starting a bicycle safety class for children 512 years old. They need bikes in good working con dition and bicycle helmets. If you have one to donate, drop it by the YMCA If unable to drop it off,call 382-9622. The YMCA is also conCO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A SFSCs Appelquist gets national award Courtesy photo South Florida State College Foundation Director Don Appelquist was awarded the Campus Impact Award forO utstanding Private Fundraising Professional from the C ouncil for Resource Development earlier this month. Christmas Expo set for this weekend at Sebring Christian News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY J Ned Hancock attended his last school board meeting as a member Tuesday night. In addition to his wife and three daughters, former board members, s uperintendents and local elected officials turned out to say farewell. Hancocks last hurrah Tuesday was last school board meeting for long time member You start running with a ll kinds of ideas, but schools are people plain and simple. We have g ood people. We need to a ttract more.N ED HANCOCK outgoing school board member Unknown Soldiers will appear in Sundays edition

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 16, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Residents in the City of Charm soonm ay get asked their opinion on a wide range of topics. Then again,maybe not. Saying he has been discontented about citizeni nput,Councilman Parke Sutherland has suggested the council look into a citywide canvass of residents to find out what they reallyt hink. Sutherland got the idea after speaking with Fort Lauderdale representativesa t a recent League of Cities meeting. They do it twice a year, h e told fellow council members at a Tuesday night sess ion. The councils regular Monday night session was pushed back a day due toV eterans Day. Fort Lauderdales semia nnual poll is conducted by the National Citizen Survey held out as the premier citizen survey serviceof the InternationalC ity/County Managers Association,the National R esearch Center and the National League of Cities. Not only will the firma dminister a survey of residents,they also analyze and r eport results. Moreover,the company will customize each survey,if thats what t he customer desires,then compare the results with other jurisdictions. The firm touts the countrys largest and most cur-r ent database of survey results,so that the customer will get the most precise and useful comparisons. Sutherland did have some r eservations about his brainc hild,the primary one was financial. The company wants $10,300 to do the work with $6,300 of the money up front as a downp ayment. The idea is good,but the cost concerns me,he said, W hen asked by Mayor Sharon Shuler if the city could dos uch a survey in house, S utherland agreed that could be ap ossibility but noted t hat senior staff is very busy with city business. Sutherland also hearkened back to the distillation of information as ak ey service by NCS. However,Sutherland a llowed that there might be other vendors that could do the work at a lower price. B ut the bottom line was input. I want more than just the vocal minority,he said. When asked what percenta ge of returns the city could expect,Sutherland could not remember an exact figure. He suggested that it could be as much as 25-30 percent oft he total surveys mailed out. He said that as part of the program,postage free envelopes would be provided to encourage participa-t ion. Sutherland suggested another key would be how much council members listened to the results of the survey. A sample form from t he NCS shows the firm uses a standard Likert scale of 11 0,asking respondents to r ate such things as quality of l ife,sense of community, overall appearance,growth a nd safety issues of the city, there also is a section on the number and quality of municipal services. The final section tries to find outm ore about the citizens responding to the survey asking about length of residency,economic status,age, s ex,race and even voting habits. Over the past decade there have been numerous visioning sessions,including an extensive effort by the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce t o determine the needs and d esires of citizens and respond to them in a positive way. Several similar effortsh ave been mounted by Highlands County commissioners and the Highlands County Economic Development Commission, which included Avon Park asp art of the study.To date it has been difficult to tell how many of the recommendations have reached fruition. After suggesting that city c ouncil members could each approach officials of NCS to get a better understanding of the program,council members agreed to let Sutherland research other vendors indep endently. Sutherland wants to survey AP residents $10,000 cost is an issue, however Sutherland found the area of crime scene investigation one of hisf avorite parts of law enforcement. My entire career,Ive sort of leaned toward crime scene,said Williams. always find myself coming back to it and in a smalld epartment like ours you have to be hands on and wear a lot o f hats. Williams is the only LPPD officer certified in crimes cene investigation. The seven full-time employees at the d epartment each play a vital role in the day-to-day running of the department. F ennell has worked with the HCSO for the past 14 years in a number of fields. H e has served both as a road patrol deputy and an evidence t echnician. Fennell became a part of the crime scene unit several years ago and remains there today. The certification will e nhance the abilities of the officers providing more credibility and expertise to any crime scene. Both Fennell and W illiams spent several days in St. Petersburg preparing for t he lengthy examination, which covered topics ranging from bloodstain patterns tof ingerprinting. It wasnt a fun time,said W illiams with a laugh. We were there for four days and it was some intensive studying. The hard work paid off when both Fennell andW illiams passed the exam with flying colors and were a warded their certifications as crime scene investigators. It is imperative that our m embers stay current on all matters related to their profess ion,Sheriff Susan Bebtib said Crime scene investigation is such a specific element i n crime solving and our members are so dedicated to this community that they take seriously their training and certifications. Thank you Detective Fennell for your willingness to serve our community at this advanced level. Chief Deputy Mark S chrader added,Jeffs experience,training,expertise, education and certifications int he area of crime scene investigations makes him a valua ble and respected resource within the Sheriffs Office,in assisting our deputies and inp articular our detectives in solving crimes. With the enhancement of t heir skills already in place, the two officers learned a n umber of other skills during their certification courses, including analysis and recon-s truction,photography,video, footwear,forensic art,fingerp rinting,bloodstain patterns and more. Both he (Fennell h ave learned a lot of skills. Wve added a lot of addition-a l skills to the tool box,as we call it. Now when we need t hose skills at a crime scene or during a possible testimony we can just reach in and pullt hem out. In this field ,you are always staying educated and up to date on things. This is just another enhancement to everything wea lready know and do. C ontinued from page 1A C ourtesy photo Detective Jeff Fennell, standing next to his Highlands County Sheriffs Office Crime Scene vehicle, attained the Certified Crime Scene Investigator designation earlier this month. Pair of LEOs earn crime scene investigation certifications B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Members of the school board voted to approve several school board rule changes Tuesday night.A third and final public hearing is needed before they are incorporated. Most of the changes are merely formalities. For example,school meal and nutrition policies used to be overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state Board of Education. The state shifted that responsibility to Floridas Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The change in the rules simply reflects that adjustment. Two new rules deal with possible concussions to student athletes. Rule 5.60 regarding student injuries adds the paragraph,A student who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury shall be immediately removed from physical activity.The Health Services Manual guidelines are to be followed. Rule 5.80 requires students suspected of sustaining a concussion will be immediately removed from a game or practice session. The athlete will not be allowed to return to the field without a clearance from appropriate medical personnel. Parents will have to file a informed consent regarding concussions annually. Rule 4.71 expands to include virtual school students in extracurricular activities. It states a full-time Florida Virtual School student is eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at the school he/she would be a ssigned,or could choose to attend under District enrollment policies. The student must meet all Florida Statutes and academic andc onduct requirements of the District. The rule already provided for students attending private school. Rule 4.11 deals with the student progression plan. A new sentence states,The plan shall include options for academic acceleration and early high school graduation. New rule 4.117 follows up on Rule 4.11. It states,A student who completes a minimum of 24 credits and meets the graduation requirements stated in the Florida statutes,in less than eight semesters or the equivalent, may elect early graduation. The District shall notify the parent,and the student who qualifies. Procedures for the implementation of this policy are to be established. Rule 5.00,which applies to attending athletic events and practices,states,If a student is convicted of an on-or-off campus felony or a delinquent act which would have been a felony if committed by an adult,regardless of whether adjudication is withheld,the students participation in interscholastic extracurricular activities will be suspended for the balance of the school year. The school principal or designee must be notified of alleged violations and conduct an investigation. The principal determines if a violation has occurred. The student and his/her parent shall be notified in writing of a suspension. SBHC adapting rules in the Student Code of Conduct handbook GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 8 63-385-6155 N EWSROOMR OMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012www.newssun.com Actually,there are six different ones. The problem ist hat a general change from the unemployment rate would mean that comparisons would be difficult if not impossible. The usual unemployment r ate is U-3,which includes a percent of the civilian labor force. The most recent figurew as 7.9 percent. The alternative unemployment rate that is most oftenm entioned is U-6. This includes the total n umber of unemployed,plus all those marginally attached to the labor force,plus thosew orking part-time jobs who would like to be working fullt ime. Its 14.6 percent. ... The percentage of prime workers,those ages 25 to 54, working or even looking for work,has fallen to a 26-yearl ow. It may not be a depression, but this recovery doesnt feel all that great. ... L ow-wage jobs have grown three times faster than midwage and high-wage jobs. ... Americans like to beat ourselves up over our variouss hortfalls. When it comes to education,its not as bad as it seems. A s described in The Wall Street Journal,81 percent of U.S. engineering graduationsa re immediately employable. T hat compares to just 25 percent of Indian grads and 10 percent of Chinese grads. A merican graduates are more creative and innovative w hile the Asian students have been trained in rote learning and memorization. Another good sign:Onethird of the nations 25to 29-y ear-olds have at least a bachelors degree. It was less than 20 percent in the early 1970s. The share of high school g raduates in that age group has surged,too,reaching 90 p ercent,up from 78 percent in 1971. College graduates still are more likely to earn significantly higher wages. The premium for those with college degrees has i ncreased by 40 percent since 1983,reports The New York Times. T he degree means more to an employer than the education. It means the ability to learn on the job,it means the abili-t y to persist through the frust rations of college life,it means learning to delay gratif ication,it allows for more time to mature during the crucial young adult years. America still has the greate st college system in the world by far. An editorial from the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Not all education news is bad There actually are a number of unemployment rates. The official one most often cited,it can be argued,is not sufficient. Dear Columnist: I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade. S ome of my friends say America will never be able to put back together after the highly divisive Presidential election and that due toh yperpartisanship people will never work together to solve our problems. They say it's getting almost impossible. Papa says if you hear people say it on TV,in news-p apers and on blogs then it must be so. Please tell me t he truth:can America truly get together after this election? Can there ever be ac hange that takes place that could move our country t owards real problem-solving,or is this as goodas it can get? Virginia Genericperson 285 Quintessential Ave., A ny City,USA V irginia,your friends are wrong. As someone who writes this column,lovedp olitical science at Colgate, monitors political shows on r adio and TV,and who spends hours surfing the internet to edit and write myc entrist blog The Moderate Voice,I know how easy it is to get swept up by the early 2 1st century's rages,passions and melodrama. Y ou and your friends are picking up the fact that our politics no longer resemble the kind of politics that made America great where con-s ensus and compromise were virtues and where politicians perhaps begrudgingly acknowledged the importance of truth and could not blatantly and intentionally ignore it. You're picking upo n the tone of our political culture where rudeness, b oorishness and aggressiveness are perceived by some as being intelligent. Our political culture has shifted, but just as things shift,theyc an re-shift and it is in the power of you and other young people to do it. Go back into American history and you'll find manye xamples of times when compromise two principled parties or politicians giving a little,then taking a little to come up with something for the common good that's supported by more than a power-play faction of people was a virtue. Legislator and former Secretary of State Henry Clay,Sr. (April 12,1777June 29,1852) was even called The Great Compromiserfor his role in the 1820 Missouri Compromise. Partisans known for compromise today face primaries and are replaced by hyperpartisans. You see,Virginia,much of American political culture is now set up to define compromise as a cavingor weakness,and consensus as being in the inaccurately defined mushy middle.It showers those who are the loudest, most outrageous,and most insulting with attention and riches. Some of today's leaders in both parties do seek compromise and cooperation (note New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and PresidentB arack Obama during Hurricane Sandy) and some m ay seek consensus,but there are forces that eschew the notion that real political nirvana is when a policy garners the maximum numbero f populace's participants to buy into it. A merican history is filled with figures that cherished the idea of consensus,evenw hile assertively promoting strong ideological ideals: A braham Lincoln,Teddy Roosevelt,Franklin Roosevelt,DwightE isenhower,JFK,LBJ and many more. Gil Troy,in his superb book,Leading from t he Center:Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents, c lassifies Ronald Reagan as a moderatebecause he successfully used compromise and consensus. Strong work to sandbag c ompromise and consensus. Ideological movements that demonize opponents and seek to shrink once-big political tents. Corporations selling and broadcasting popular talk shows and cable showst hat rake in big bucks by harnessing,communicating, a nd enlarging resentment and anger to build audience share that's then sold to advertisers. The ideological cable channels increasinglyc elebrate political incivility. Still,there courageous politicians and media types and America has a strong center. Many young peoplei n their teens and 20s that I talked to and emailed these past two years make it clear they look with revulsion on hyperpartisanship,and the verbal and written screaming and insulting associated with it. Many wish there was a strong third party movement. The fact you and others ask this question means you may and can make it different. Other generations made it different in positive (the Greatest Generation and negative (Baby Boomers) ways. Your generation can do it in a positive way again. Joe Gandelman is Editor-inChief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for independents, centrists and moderates. CNN's John Avlon named him as one of the top 25 Centrists Columnists and Commentators. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. No, Virginia, 2012s hyperpartisanship will not last forever Independents Eye Joe Gandelman 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 editor@newssun.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. Bad actions were not legally criminalEditor: There is one concept that appeared d uring the presidential campaign that calls for comment:The TV ad paid by Mr. Peterffy,who fled a socialist government. Mr. Peterffy may need to research t he concept of socialism. He did not escape a socialist government. He escaped a communist dictator government. The name does not identify a government; policy and actions identifyg overnment. Of course,he may disapprove of the socialistelements,as this is his constitutional right to do. However,those socialistelements are integral parts of this great country. He hasnt given up his social security nor his IRS checks; he is a little ill now,but I doubt he will refuse Medicare when he isr eally sick. Without a car,he may use the public transportation available to him. He may not like to fly,but if he does,hell fly on the safest planes in the world. And feel safe because of hisU .S. citizenship. There is no bureaucracy in government,a lot of red tape,but as a small business entrepreneur,he should realize that many of the disastrous events of the last 12 years resulted from his big business associates who influenced government to eliminate the rules and regulations that allowed those associates to create the most horrific catastrophe since the Great Depression. Those unholy mortgages and (uncriminal) actions drastically affected 100 million middle class citizens who were working people trying to survive the crisis created by his associates. Those associates made billions because their actions were not legally criminal. Gabriel Read Avon ParkIf VA cant help, maybe attorneys canEditor: An open letter to the President,the Senate and House and the VA:The exposure to dangerous chemicals such as Agent Orange and the many healthcare problems it creates has been acknowledged by the federal government and the VeteransAdministration. The exposure of asbestos and the many health problems that they cause has been acknowledged when it comes to the comparing the Twin Towers attack, but the federal government and the VA has not compared the asbestos damage to World War II and Korea veterans. The veterans were exposed for several years compared to those who were in the Twin Towers. They havebeen dying at the rate of 740 a day.There are more than 100,000 claims that the VA is sitting on. The Republican Congress and ex-Republican past vice-president,who has been the CEO of Halliburton,the HO bid contract company that stole millions of taxpayersdollars in Iraq, created a ploy to deny asbestos claims to millions of veterans by setting up a fund for asbestos claims. They require that the veterans die of lung cancer; they ignore all of the many other health problems that kill that are related toa sbestos. They are not ignored when it comes to Agent Orange or to the many thousands who were exposed to asbestos in the Twin Towers attack. Asbestos kills many more veterans t han Agent Orange due to the numbers of veterans in World War II and Korea. They are dying at the rate of 740 a day from the many health problems they create. Many veterans are dying from illnesses other than lung cancer that the exposure to asbestos creates. Limiting the veterans claims to lung cancer only is criminal. They do not limit Agent Orange to any one health problem. They also do not limit those in the Twin Towers with asbestos exposure to any one health problem. The President,the Senate and the House, and the VA are ignoring the forgotten veterans of World War II and Korea. To ignore those who came first to serve in World War II and Korea is criminal. My claim of asbestos damage to the VA is more than 10 years old. I am 83 years young and I am still waiting. To all you lawyers who believe in the justice system and fair play for all of Americans,I would ask that you step up to the plate and sue Halliburton,if not for the millions of tax dollars stolen in the Iraq war,then for the millions of your brother veteransclaims that have been denied for asbestos damage, remembering that asbestos destroys not only the lungs,but the entire body. The Halliburton Fund set up by Congress is a scam to disallow all veterans their claims; as all the medical profession will attest that asbestos exposure causes the breakdown of all body parts,not just the lungs as they would have you believe. Politics has played a huge part in denying veteransclaims. Are there any lawyers out there willing to fight for our veterans? They fought for you. Billie E. Jewett SebringThe aftermathEditor: The election is over but the effects of it still linger. Many are not happy with the outcome. As Christians,we cannot be comfortable with a leader who embraces abortion,homosexuality,same-sex mar-r iage,lack of free speech,taking our guns away,allowing the influx of immigration with all kinds of promises of handouts,which we are not prepared to honor,removing all traces of ourH eavenly Father and His beloved Son, who gave His life for our salvation. The children are the ones affected the most; but remember,the children of today will be the adults of tomorrow. When these things are removed from our schools and institutions of higher learning are controlled by professors who have no place for anything or anybody that even references the Almighty, we are in serious trouble. No consideration for our Constitution,a complete disregard for those who try to enforce the law,more consideration for leaders of countries who have no respect or belief in our Lord. These are a few concerns of many Christians today. We might ask,if hes not the one God wanted,how did he get elected? As we read His Word,in Kings and Chronicles,we find God destroyed many for just such. We are all responsible for allowing these things. When judgment comes,the innocent will suffer with the guilty. God is a loving, patient God,but there is a limit. When He calls us to repent and trust Him and we continue the same path,His patience will exhaust and judgment will come. Our nation is headed for a oneworld government with foreign law enacted with the removal of our laws. Control of our lives will be in the doctorshands. The greatest thing we have is our freedom. Why do you think so many want to come? There is no other country in the world like ours,where you make your own choice. These who are so willing to live on the goat will one day realize where all the money comes from. We have to learn to live within our means. The answer is simple; live II Chronicles 7:14. Humble ourselves, pray,seek Gods will,turn from our wicked ways and He will hear our prayers,forgive our sins and heal our land. May He give us the courage to be obedient to His Holy Will. May He shed his mercy on this great nation. Willie Clyde Cloud Sebring

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The University of Florida Lakewatch volunteers were recognized with a picnic held at Windy Point Park on Lake Istokpoga on Nov. 4. Lakewatch coordinators recognized local volunteers for their role in protecting water bodies in Highlands County. Some of the volunteers have been sampling local lakes for up to 20 years. Also on hand were r epresentatives from Highlands County Lakes Association,Highlands Soil and Water District, Highlands County County Board of Commission, Highlands County Natural Resources,city of Lake Placid and the UF IFAS Extension Office in Highlands County. There are close to 60 Lakewatch volunteers in Highlands County sampling approximately 40 water bodies,said Mike Jensen, county extension director. ourteen new volunteers received the training this last year. Each monthly sample from Highlands County water bodies provides important information about local lakes and canals that is used to monitor the lakes and help make more informed decisions on future management. Also, for each sample taken,the volunteers save the county more than $60. Considering that each volunteer commits to take monthly samples (three samples per lake for 12 months and approximately 40 lakes in the program) this saves the county from investing approximately $86,400 in water sampling costs. Jensen said that Lakewatch is a University of Florida project that is offered in Highlands County as part of the partnership between the Highlands County Board of Commission and the University of Florida IFAS Extension. e could not accomplish this important work without the dedicated Lakewatch volunteers,Jensen said. For more than 25 years, Lakewatch has put much of its energy into recruiting and training volunteers and facilitating the collection of data on hundreds of Florida water bodies. Lakewatch data can be used to establish a baseline long-term record that provides a basis for comparison with future data. In nature,change is the rule. Water bodies will change naturally over the course of its lifetime. It may even change with the seasons or in response to natural environmental conditions. Only by knowing what changes have been normal in the past can you determine those that are abnormal and possible cause for concern. MARY H. ANTICOLI Mary H. Anicoli,97,died Friday,Nov. 2,2012 at Litchfield Woods Health CareC enter in Torrington,Conn. Mary was born Dec. 17, 1914 in Patterson,N.Y.,(one of seven children,fourth daughter) of the late Georgea nd Barbara (Tomcik) Hresko of Austria-Hungary. She was raised in Towners,N.Y.,and Watertown,Conn.,on the family dairy farm. She gradu-a ted from Watertown High School and the Post School of Business. Mary was the wife of the late Florenzo LarryA nticoli for 63 years. They lived together in Thomaston, Conn. for more than 40 yearsb efore retiring to Sebring, Fla. After the death of her husb and in 2006,she returned to Connecticut to be with her f amily. She is survived by her son, George M. Anticoli and hisw ife,Karen of Torrington, Conn.,and her daughter, C ara B. Anticoli and her husband,Dr. Barry Resnick of Marthas Vineyard,Md. She was the proud grandmother of three grandchildrena nd five great-grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, W illiam Kenneth Hresko of Crossville,Tenn.; a nephew and several nieces,includingM aryanne Bouton of Warren, Conn.,Donna Valentino of P lainville,Conn.,and Barbara Devoe of Fort Pierce, Fla. A memorial service will be held in the spring for family and friends. Specifics will be published at a later date. As well as giving a lifet ime of loving and devoted service to her entire family, she was an avid reader. In lieu of flowers,memorial donations can be made tot he Thomaston Public Library in care of the Hickcox F uneral Home,195 Main St., Watertown,CT 06795. F or additional information or to leave an online message of condolence for Marys family,visit www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com. SIMON McFADDEN Simmon Walter McFadden, 75,of Sebring died Nov. 8, 2012. Born in Cades,S.C.,hem oved to Sebring from Cades more than 50 years ago. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday,Nov. 16 at Mt. Zion AME Church on MLK Boulevard in Sebring. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Mt. Zion AME Church. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring. Swanns Mortuary, Sebring,FL (382-0737 charge of arrangements. EDNA WASHINGTON Edna H. Washington, 87,of Avon Park,died Thursday, Nov. 8,2012. Born May 14, 1925,in Sundance, Wyo.,she was the daughter of Herbert and Anna Kathrina (Deckelman) Hutchins. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings three sisters and four brothers. S he was a Christian and a strong woman of faith. She moved from Wyoming to Los Angeles where she worked asa model. She then moved to W ashington,DC and worked at the National Archives building. She moved from Washington DC to Lake Wales,where she met them an that she would spend the rest of her life with. She married John Washington in 1974 and lived in Avon Park. She retired in 1987 as a legal sec-r etary for attorney Mary Jane Metheny. She was a loving wife,mother and friend. S he is survived by her husband,John; son,Daniel C. of Winter Haven; and grandchil-d ren,Briana and Daniel S. Washington,both of Avon P ark. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,N ov. 17 at Calvary Baptist Church in Avon Park. In lieu o f flowers,donations can be made to The Oaks at Avon. PHILIP F.WEBER Philip F.Weber, 8 8,born to Philip L. and Mary W eber in Pittsburgh,Pa. on Aug. 5, 1924 passed away on Nov.1 1,2012 at his home in Avon Park,Fla. A resident of Avon Park since 1956,Phil graduated from Fordham University in N ew York,N.Y. with a bachelors degree in Pharmacy. Over a span of 63 years he was employed by Touchton Drugs,Walker Memorial Hospital,Walmart Pharmacya nd Central Florida Health Care Inc. He was a consultant pharmacist at Florida Alcoholism Treatment Center and Tri-C ounty Human Services Inc... Phil was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Emmanuel United Church o f Christ at Sebring,Fla., a member of the Avon Park BreakfastR otary Club and the Avon ParkH istorical Society. He loved his family, electronics,music and com-p uters. He is survived by his wife o f 55 years,Nancy Pickens Weber; sons,Steven Weber (Nancy) of Atlanta,Ga. OrionW eber (Charo China; daughters,Reggie C onley (Wendell) from Davenport,Fla. and Laura Hamm (William) from Key West,Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Dec. 12,2012 at 1 1 a.m. in the Emmanuel United Church of Christ at Sebring,Fla. In lieu of flow-e rs please give to your favorite charity. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park,Fla. 33825 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com ducting a sign up for their Winter CheerleadingP rogram for ages 4-16. Cost is $45 for members and $65 for non-members. Any questions,call 382-9622.Golden Era plays for Dance ClubSEBRING Highlands Social Dance Club willd ance to American classics from 7-9:30 p.m. today with Golden Era. Visitors are welcome; members bring a friend. L essons from 6:30-7 p.m by Ringo and Hall are included in admission. T he dance is at Sebring Senior Center,3400 Sebring Pkwy. Bring youro wn beverage. For more information,call 659-4442.Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has saleS EBRING A large rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,3240 Grand PrixD rive (by Walmart). Items including furniture from t hree households,office furniture,etc. Auction at 11 a.m.Change of Pace offers support groupsA re you caring for someone with Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia and need help to understand that others areg oing through the same things as you are? Change of Pace has started two new caregiver support groups. The Avon Park support g roup meets weekly from 12 p.m. Wednesdays at First C hristian Church,1016 W. Camphor St.,and the LakeP lacid support group meets from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Memorial United Methodist Church,500 Kent Ave. L isa Rodriguez will facilitate both of these weekly meetings. The Sebring caregivers support group continues tom eet at Sebring Christian Church,4514 Hammock Road,from 1-2 p.m. T hursdays and is facilitated by Jean Maas and Ellen McKissock. For information,contact Change of Pace at 382-1 188.elcome Back dance planned at ReflectionsAVON PARK The Reflections on Silver Lake elcome Backdance with Larry Musgrave isf rom 7:30-10:30 p.m. today. Cost is $2.50 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Bring your own drinks and snacks; ice will be provided. F or more information, call 452-5037.Military Sea and Services Museum plans saleS EBRING The Military Sea and Services Museum will hold its second garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today andS aturday at 1402 Roseland Ave.AFC Fall Mega Sale is SaturdayAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges willh old its annual Fall Mega Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the SFSC C itrus Center parking lot, Highlands Campus. I tems will be on sale from SFSC employees,students and campus organizations. The public is invited to enjoy plenty of fun,f ood,and treasure hunting. For more information,call Lena Phelps at 784-7303.Rich to speak at Democratic Womens meetingSEBRING G ubernatorial candidate and Florida Senator Nan Rich will speak at the Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County onS aturday. Refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m. After the clubs general meeting,Rich will be speaking. The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County meets at Democratic Party Headquarters,4216 Sebring Parkway,next to Ruby Tuesdays. Like-minded men and women are welcome to attend. For additional information,call 2144680. Rich currently serves on numerous committees including Health and Human Services Appropriations,vice chair; Children,Families,and Elder Affairs,vice chair; P olicy and Steering Committee on Energy,E nvironment and Land Use, v ice chair; Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Commerce; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Ethics and Elections; and Joint Legislative Sunset Committee.Masons plan s paghetti dinnerLAKE PLACID A s paghetti dinner will be h eld at the Lake Placid M asonic Lodge,102 N. Main St.,from 4-7 p.m. S aturday.The cost is $7, eat-in or carry-out. For information,call 465-8185.Sale and Farmers Market ared owntownS EBRING Bargain shoppers and browsers,stop by Downtown Sebring from 7a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the local monthly garage sale. For space or more information,call 382-2649 or visit www.DestinationDowntown Sebring.com.Masons do child IDsLAKE PLACID Masonic District 25 will do child IDs for children upt hrough 18 years of age from 3-8 p.m. Saturday atS tr8 Up Ministries,113 S. M ain St. This is free of charge. G et a CD with your childs pictures,voice,fingerprints, emergency information and DNA. 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C M Y K by the county commission, housing committee members,housing consultants and citizens cobbledt ogether with the hands-on experienceof Castillo and Fisher. Stewart noted that in the last three years of housinga ssistance in the county, fueled bythe State Housing Initiative Program,ept changingdue tostateordered mandates in terms ofh owthe program was fundedand howthe moneycould be used. W hen it came to the actual figures,Stewart urged commissioners to overlooks pecifics. I wouldnt focus so much o n the numbers as focus on the categories and the changes in the program lead-i ng up to where we are today,she said. M oney for the local SHIP programoriginates inthe Florida Housing Trust Fund. That money comes fromdocumentarys tamps,which are part ofreal estate transactions. O ther funding comes from thelocal SHIP program itself,wherepercentagesa rekicked back from SHIP loans. T en percent is takenfromhousing loan totalsfor admini stration,with another 5 percent taken out of money repaid to the program.Thatalso is used for administration fees. F rom 2010 through 2011,Highlands County received noSHIP money insteadit was given$350,000from theA merican Recovery and Reinvestment Act better k nown as stimulus. Those dollars were funneled to the county through the Florida Homebuyers OpportunityP rogram. Only seven clients were serviced through the program that year.The balancesubsequentlyw astransferred to the SHIP account for the following year. That really wasnt very successful,Stewart admit-t ed. Several commissioners expressed concern about ver qualifyingpurchasers that is,allowing people to buy homes that they ulti-m ately could not afford. That discussion ensued after C astillo revealed new provisions showingthe limit of $189,000 for a qualifying home had been raisedto percent of the average area purchase price. The statistical purchase area,how wide an area is that really?asked Commissioner Don Elwell. The statistical area trans cends Highlands County, and includes areas as far away as Orlando. When asked,Castillo said the 90 percent number is based ona n average purchase price of $247,000 significantly higher than Highlands Countys median home value. Stewart reiterated that for t he county to participate, local government officials w ould have no choice in how those numbers would be determined. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012www.newssun.com WALKER, DIANA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/14,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 0 0 6 6 5 5 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 94824 publix liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 8 8 Continued from page 1A C ounty approves housing assistance plan ... for now Special to the News-Sun LORIDA Between Nov. 26-30 Lake Istokpoga willu ndergo a three-day aquatic herbicide treatment for the invasive exotic aquatic plant, hydrilla. Helicopters will be flying o ver and spraying premapped areas with Aquathol K liquid,which is an EPA and FDEP approved aquatic herbicide for use in lakesa nd other waters. Approximately 2,300 acres will be treated thism onth and another 3,100 acres in February at a date to be announced. T here are no restrictions on recreational activities s uch as fishing,swimming or irrigation. A variety of professionals a nd agencies including Highlands County Aquatic W eed Control,Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,Helena Chemical and United Phosphorus Inc. will be att he staging areas and on the lake to make sure the project p rogresses smoothly and safely. According to Kelle S ullivan,regional biologist for Florida Fish and Wildlife C onservation Commission, The Istokpoga management team has been working dilig ently to expand outreach and improve communications with stakeholders. Several meetings have taken place over the past year tof ormulate the 2012-13 Istokpoga hydrilla management plan. Currently,there are approximately 8,000 to1 0,000 acres of hydrilla in the lake. Many factors must b e considered when planning these treatments such as s nail kite nesting,water fowl habitat,fish spawning,and a vailable funds and resources,just to name a few. H ydrilla verticillata is a federally listed noxious w eed. It was brought to the United States as an aquarium plant in the 1950s. I t was discovered growing in natural areas in the s and has spread rapidly since then. When hydrilla invadesa water body,many import ant native plants may be displaced. Native plants are often outcompeted for space and light and may be shaded outb y hydrillas thick surface mats. Hydrilla may also slow w ater flow and can clog irrigation and flood control c anals. It may hamper navigation a nd can prevent swimming and fishing in areas where it is particularly thick. I f the plant is abundant enough,it can even deplete o xygen levels in the water, which can cause fish to die. If you have questions or c oncerns about this treatment,or the 2012-13 Istokpoga Hydrilla Management Plan,contact Kelle Sullivan,regional biol-o gist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,at (863 7074 or Chris Mayhew, weed control supervisor forH ighlands County Parks and Natural Resources D epartment,at 402-6812. Istokpoga fall hydrilla treatment scheduled B y MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called energy shots and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them or other energy drinks. The agency has received 92 reports that cite illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths after consumption of a product marketed as 5-Hour Energy. The FDA has also received reports that cited the highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink in five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack. Agency officials said the reports to the FDA from consumers,doctors and others dont necessarily prove that the drinks caused the deaths or injuries,but said they are investigating each one. In a statement,FDA officials said they will take action if they can link the deaths to consumption of the energy drink. Such action could include forcing the company to take the drinks,often found at convenience store checkout counters,off the market. FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said the agency is cautioning consumers that these energy shotsor energy drinksare not alternatives to rest or sleep. The agency doesnt individually regulate caffeinated drinks or supplements such as the energy shots but can take action if they are proven to do harm. FDA probing if deaths were linked to energy shots

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 16, 2012Page 7A COMCAST-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 5 5 9 9 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Woodlawn Elementary School student Corey Braswell (from left) finishes just inches behind Lake Placid High School student Sommer Cunti on Thursday morning during the annual Special STARS Day in Sebring. Volunteers and fellow students cheer with delight asp articpants cross the finish line. The day began indoors at the Highlands County Fair Convention Center and concluded outdoors with track and field contests. The event was hosted by the Student Support Services department of the Highlands County School Board. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS ou can do it, keep going, Coach Buddy Hunter speaks words of encouragement toM emorial Elementary S chool second grader Alyana R odriguez on Thursday morning during the Seventh Annual Special STARS Day at the Highlands County Fair Convention Center in Sebring. More than 180 special needs students from throughout the county participated in the event. Special STARS have a special day B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Young people face a world filled with temptations. This is whyT ri-County Human Services and Drug Free Highlands have combined and reorganized in their effort to help teens fight peer pres-s ure regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Among other activities, these organizations do community assessments and develop strategies forc hange. The goal is to look at and a ssess the data,then individualize plans. In addition,Tri-County a nd Drug Free Highlands are meshing with other a gencies,like Healthy Start and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance. Jacqueline Rawlings, with Tri-County,is oversee-i ng the use of three grants awarded to the county for d rug prevention programs. Drug Free Highlands provides those programs andn ow has two co-coordinators to make sure everything g oes smoothly Veronica Resendiz Awai and Aisha Alayande. T heir focus is on educating and advocacy. The most important point t hat citizens should remember,Rawlings said,is most y outh do not use alcohol, tobacco or marijuana. Please emphasize the positive,she said. According to Drug Free H ighlands,68 percent of Highlands County teens choose not to drink alcohol; 87 percent choose to not smoke tobacco; and 89 percent choose not to smoke m arijuana. Between 2010 and 2011 Vicodan use by 10th-graders dropped from 7.7 percent to 5.9 percent, meaning that 94.1 percent ofo ur young people do not use Vicodan at all. In fact,in only three take backmedication days,law enforcement collected moret han a ton of pills here in Highlands County. Nationally,1.5 million pounds of pills have been collected in similar programs. D rug Free Highlands has been in existence since 2 003. The school board and the sheriffs office have acted asf iscal agents in the past. In 2010,the Rural Health N etwork won a federal Drug Free Communities grant of $125,000 annually for a five-year period,and now acts as the fiscal agent. F lorida once allotted money for drug use prevent ion,but then the state cut all funding. Since then,local agencies h ave had to scramble for federal grant dollars. W ith the grants just won, Drug Free Highlands plans several educational cam-p aigns and has plans early in 2013 to launch a Positive Action Club in every middle s chool. The clubs,open to stud ents eligible for extra-curricular activities,will meet weekly peers listening to peers. They will do their own assessments of theirc ommunity,report what they see and propose solutions,Resendiz Awai explained. s about growing up a new generation of leaders. B ut the coalitions most important goal,Alayande said,is to emphasize the positive,letting young people know they are far froma lone when fighting peer pressure. In fact,the majority of adolescents in Highlands County are successfully doing the same. T o educate and provide support,public service campaigns are already running on television. There is a Facebook page,Twitter account and a youth textingp rogram with 24/7 access. The coalition is working w ith law enforcement to find funding for more convenience store alcohol andt obacco checks,as well as providing training for conv enience store clerks. It takes the entire community to help young people make healthy decisions, Rawlings said. T eens need safe alternatives to occupy their free t ime and more information about the dangers of drugs. One way to help is to a ttend the coalitions open monthly meetings at Florida H ospital Heartland Division. It meets at 9:30 a.m. on the secondW ednesday of every month in conference room 2,on the second floor. F or more information, call Drug Free Highlands at 3 82-2138. Tri-County, Drug Free Highlands join forces G et the paper delivered to you! NEWSSUN-6155

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012www.newssun.com M OBILITY EXPRESS; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 11/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 2 2 I spent 10 days at the orphanage and I met Jaelynn,Katie said. Katie was almost instantly drawn to the now 5-year-old and quickly learnedo f her ailments. Though Jaelynn suffers from spina bifida and bilateral club feet, her personality and intelligence shined through bright as ever. After Katies return and the many stor ies of young Jaelynn,Katies hope for a family for the young girl grew immensely. I wanted to find her a family and I prayed for her to find one. I didnt reallyt hink right away about adoption but after a while I said to my parents Well, why dont we just adopt her?,Katie said. While the decision to adopt Jaelynn was easy,the actual process was every-t hing but. They thought about it and prayed a bout it for a while. My parents made the phone call to China in September, Katie said. F ollowing the initial contact with the CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption I nternational),the Altmans were somewhat discouraged. e were totally overwhelmed with the costs of everything. We learned it would take about $26,000 to do thisa doption,Katie said. I knew it would take a miracle to b ring Jaelynn to our home,Teresa said. The family continued to pray for Gods will to be done and for Jaelynn tof ind a home. Eventually,Teresa and the Altmans felt that they were the family f or Jaelynn and began making efforts to work towards her adoption. The Altmans first applied for a grant t hrough the Show Hope organization. They continued to raise money through fundraisers in the meantime,all while k eeping the hope that their miracle would happen. Its a long process,Katie said. You n ormally have to wait to be matched with a kid. They sort of see what type of family you are and what child would fit best with you according to their needs. But we went in already knowing whatc hild we wanted so the process was a little different. Several months later,after much hard work and a lot of help,the Altmans had raised the funds it takes to complete thea doption. The funds would cover a number of things,including transportation to and from China,passports,and administrative purposes. One of the big things that took up a b ig part of the cost was the fingerprinting. For an international adoption, everyone in the family 18 and older have to be finger-p rinted for security reasons ... that part a lone cost a few thousand dollars, Katie explained. B y March of this year,the family was t aking the next steps in the adoption process. The initial adoption plan had revealed that Jaelynn would be adopted by late June,however there was a brief hold up in the process that cost theA ltmans several more months of waiting. A s the family waited for China to clear things on its end,the Altmans became more and more excited abouta dding another person to their loving family. Abby was really excited ... shes really looking forward to having someone closer to her age to play with,K atie said. Katie,the eldest of the Altman children,has seen the excitement of her 17y ear-old brother Matt and 10-year-old Abby. Each of the kids are anxious to m et their new sister. We are all really excited,Katie said. W ednesday morning,David and Teresa were anxiously awaiting thed eparture of the flight to Beijing when they spoke briefly about the next twow eeks. Once we get there we have to wait a day or so. We will get Jaelynn on Sunday,Florida time; Monday,China time. We have to stay a couple weeks in Beijing; we will be back on Dec. 1, Teresa said. T he biggest part of the wait is the passport for Jaelynn as an American citizen,which takes two weeks to process. David and Teresa will also have a consulate appointment,which is similar to a c ourt appearance that will officially classify the Altmans as Jaelynns pare nts. U pon their return to the United States, J aelynn will be showered with love from a ll of her siblings and other family members. The Altman parents will attend special training courses that will help them deal with the transition as well as better prepare them as adoptive parents. The family plans to teach English to Jaelynn,though she already speaks the language a little. ve been told to be careful what w e say,Katie said with a laugh. She may not speak it (Englishbuts he can definitely understand it. As for the upcoming holiday season, the Altmans plan to downscale their normal routines and traditions to ensure that Jaelynn is comfortable and secure during her first weeks with the family. She has a play room and everything r eady and we are all excited. We are probably going to be having a lot smaller Christmas than normal this year. Wed ont want to overwhelm her,Katie s aid. Continued from page 1A Altman family ready for new member She has a play room a nd e verything a nd we are a ll excited.KATIEALTMAN S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Members of the Fairmount Mobile Estates Neighborhood Watch were on the lookoutT uesday morning and their information assisted deputies in apprehending a suspicious person with an active warrant. A t approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday,a resident of Fairmount Mobile Estates called the Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeC entral Dispatch to report a suspicious person in the vicinity of a vehicle parkeda t an unoccupied home. As deputies were en route to the area,numerouso ther calls came in essentially detailing the path of t he subject. When the suspect ran, deputies set up a perimeter,h owever the subject continued eluding deputies. U ndeterred,residents continued to call Dispatch and relay information regarding the subjects location. After tracking the subject f or approximately 45 minutes,deputies took the subj ect,Donald Black Jr.,into custody at the Publix Shopping Plaza at the cor-n er of U.S. 27 and Schumacher Road/Sebring P arkway. Black,who lists his address as 3623 New York A ve.,within Fairmount Mobile Estates,had an active warrant for his arrest stemming from a vehicle t heft,which occurred at a Alan Jay dealership in October. He was arrested on that warrant and transported tot he Highlands County Jail where additional charges are expected from Tuesday mornings incident. It should also be noted t hat there were two burglaries reported that morning in Fairmount Mobile Estates that evidence supports to be connected to thiss uspect. If anyone in the area has experienced other suchi ncidents and have not yet reported them,call Central Dispatch and have a deputyc ome out and take a report as soon as possible. S gt.Jamie Davidson credits the alert and continuous response from theF airmount Mobile Neighborhood Watch part icipants for the timely apprehension of Black. If it wasnt for these calls,we might not have been able to find this per-s on,Davidson said. They certainly helped us today. S heriff Susan Benton emphasized the value of the community in this situation. As stated by Sir Walter Peel,the founder of modern p olicing,the police are the public and the public are the police. It is imperative that we operate together; thank you Fairmount Mobile Neighborhood Watch. Neighborhood Watch helps nab suspect

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C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000734 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE DILLON A/K/A JACQUELINE C. DILLON A/K/A JACQUELINE DILLION, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 7, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000734 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JACQUELINE DILLON A/K/A JACQUELINE C. DILLON A/K/A JACQUELINE DILLION; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., F/K/A SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC.; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 6th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in s aid Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK X, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE V, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 833 WINSTON DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 7, 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 F11034035 WELLSLPS-FHA-R-lfarbman-Team 1 F11034035 **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 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 11000441GCS DIVISION NO. Section. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15 Plaintiff(s vs. BRYAN JOHNSON, et al., Defendant(s RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000441GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15 is the Plaintiff and BRYAN JOHNSON are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK ``D'', TULANE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 512 W LACY STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 7th day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 16, 23, 2012 1050Legals 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, w hose 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. T he names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE F IRST 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 160 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. 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, F lorida, 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 C lerk 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 CASE NO. 28-2012-CA000134 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. Plaintiff, vs. COREY LOVE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF COREY LOVE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YASHEKIMA DANIELS, IF ANY; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORECEMENT; ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S C ORPORATION; YASHEKIMA DANIELS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000134 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. is the Plaintiff and COREY LOVE; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORECEMENT; ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S PORATION and YASHEKIMA DANIELS, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 3 3870, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on December 6, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, IN BLOCK 62, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT T HEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 534-4686 (Voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Highlands County, Florida, this 7th day of November, 2012. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000022 Division EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD 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 O THER 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, D efendants. 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 D EGREES 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 DESCRIBED 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 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000634 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST Plaintiff, vs. JOSE A. DOMINGUEZ AND DENISE L. DOMINGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE; EVELYN RAPER; GARY C. MUSICK; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; MID FLORIDA PORTABLE TOILET SERVICES, INC.; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO UNIT 1 A/K/A MAIN HOUSE; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2 AS TO U NIT 1 A/K/A MAIN HOUSE; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO UNIT 2 A/K/A MOBILE HOME; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2 S TO UNIT 2 A/K/A MOBILE HOME; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 8, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000634 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST Plaintiff and JOSE A. DOMINGUEZ AND DENISE L. DOMINGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE are defendant(s ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., on December 6, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final J udgment, to-wit: THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTH 434.91 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE WESTERLY 33 FEET FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTH 434.91 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR 1971 MANUFACTURED HOME, VIN# FT35724FL1849A AND VIN# FT35724FL1849B, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIED LANDS AND AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 November 16, 23, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-452 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ELWOOD L. SINGLES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Elwood L. Singles, deceased, whose date of death was June 1, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7829, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.. The names 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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3 TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30 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 THREE (3 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 16, 2012. Personal Representative: Barbara A. Laviolette 14194 Straitsview Drive Cheboygan, MI 49721 Attorney for Personal Representative: Tanya Bell Florida Bar No. 0052924 UAW Legal Services Plan 2454 McMullen Booth Road Bldg. B-Suite 425 Clearwater, FL 33759 (727877 tanyabe@uawlsp.com November 16, 23, 2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 5th day of July, 2012, in the cause wherein L.W.T., INC. is Plaintiff, and FRED W. CUNNINGHAM is Defendant, being Case No. 11-606-GCS in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant's right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2007 F-150 VIN # 1FTRF12287NA35764 and on the 18th day of December, 2012, at Ducks Body Shop, 1153 Hawthrone Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, FRED W. CUNNINGHAMs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and b est bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, October 13th, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Services. November 16, 23, 30; December 7, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE 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 on October 31, 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 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. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012Page 11A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! LINCOLN TOWNCAR'97. Like new, low miles. Must see. $7000. Call 863-699-5517 CHEVROLET NOVA1974. 4Dr. Runs, all parts original. No brakes. $1,000. Call 863-414-0058 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 T ransportationSAIL ORROW, This stable Dingy, nice cond. $275. Or $175 w/out Sail rig. Call 863-465-7554. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationPOWER CHAIRLIFT Harman. Like new. $650. Call 863-699-5517 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment SMALL CHIHUAHUA'S.3 month old female and 3 year old parents. Male sings! Shots, house trained. 305-807-1170, 863-873-2577. NOTICEFlorida 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. BLACK LAB/PITMIX 2 yrs. Very friendly, smart, good w/other animals & kids, neutered. $100. Call 863-655-6350 7520Pets & SuppliesRIDING LAWNMOWER 2009 Cub Cadet 46" cutting deck w/twin bagger. Excel cond. Paid $2,000. Asking $1,000. Call 863-465-9408 7400Lawn & GardenVENDORS WANTED. Reserve your space for the Trunk 'n Truck Sale! Special sections for Crafts. S at. Dec. 8th. 8 2pm. 112 Medical Center Ave. parking lot behind H. R. M. C. 863-385-1196 or 863-655-2106 SEBRING "HUGE"GARAGE SALE Fri. Nov. 16th & Sat. Nov. 17th Tools, power tools, 2-3 wheel bikes Fishing equipment, life jackets, lures Cabinets, compressor, signed guitar, small appliances Sale runs 8 am. to 2 pm. 4912 Lake Haven Blvd. Sale being conducted by TRANSITIONS NOW LLC "Assisting with life's changes" 7320Garage &Yard SalesSEBRING **ESTATE SALE ** Rain or Shine! 3509 Dolphin Dr. 33870. US 27 to Valerie Blvd, Starfish to Dolphin. 8Am-4PM, Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov 16-17-18. Pedestal DR table & chairs, Singer commercial sewing machine w/ lg. table, china cabinet,100yr. old inlaid setee, display case, antique cabinet w/ drawers, dark wood bedroom set. Lg. computer desk, mantle clock, Ideal antique cooker, white table & chairs, metal patio couch w/ glass table top, microwave, antique Erector set, lg. collection costumer jewelry, Japanese, English and old Royal Doulton china, stemware, cut Glass, plated flaware, deer mounts, vintage linens, includes holiday tableclothes, needlework kits, old books, vintage & military buttons, Precious Moments, Boyd Bears, beads, stocking stuffers, china painting blanks, v intage Hot Wheels, kitchen stuff, oil paints, juicers, sewing, tons of craft supplies and Much, Much More! See pics at www.estatesales.net Donna Collins Estate Sales No Early Sales!! SEBRING *LARGE RUMMAGE SALE 3240 Grand Prix Dr. by WalMart, Thur. & Fri., Nov 15 & 16, 8AM 2PM. Furn., 3 Households, Office furn., etc. Auction on Fri. (16 AM. Good Shepherd Lutheran SEBRING WOODHAVENEstates Parkwide Sale. Fri. Sat. Nov. 16th & 17th. 8 1pm. Off Brunns Rd. SEBRING THUR.Sat. 8 2pm. 2627 King Dr. Furniture, glass top stove, lawn mowers, clothes, toys, cargo carrier, refrigerator & more! SEBRING THUR.SAT. 8 2pm. 2905 Paradise Path. Francis 2 MHP. Household items, glassware, Holiday items, clothes & more. SEBRING SAT.ONLY! 8 2:30pm. 305 Vireo Ave. Clothing, household & much more! SEBRING SAT8 2pm. 4510 Sebring Ave. SEBRING HUGEMulti Family Sale! 2710 Grand Concourse (corner of Henscratch & Grand Concourse) Fri. 11/16, Sat. 11/17, 8am. Childrens's clothing, toys, household items. Too Much To List! SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 ?. 3417 Lakewood. Big Yard Sale! Lawn furn., microwave, new shoes-s. New jeans & Western tops-s. Movies, books, nice towels & rugs, comforters & much more! S EBRING FRI.SAT. 8 1pm. 2706 Rodney St. Hammock Estates. Christmas items, Ladies Alfred Dunner size Lg., like new, housewares, elec., misc., Multi-Family Sale. S EBRING FRI.& Sat. 7 4pm. 610 SR 66. Collectibles, Estate Sale! SEBRING -** LAWN SALE ** 1703 ROBERTS AVE., Thur. & Fri., Nov. 15 & 16, 8am 4pm. LOTS OF MISCELLANEOUS!! SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE. OVER 20 VENDORS November 17, 7am 1pm. SEBRING -ESTATE/GARAGE SALE Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16 & 17, 7:00 AM 1:00 PM, 789 Golfside Lane SEBRING -5349 Oak Rd. (Behind Harder Hall) Fri & Sat Nov 16 & 17, 8am-3pm. Furn., Antiq., Jewelry,Music items, Boat, Dog kennel & igloo, House hold items. Something For Everyone!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING **Multi Family Sale ** 4650 Sebring Lakes Blvd., (4 mi. S of 98 on US27). Fri & Sat, Nov. 16 & 17, 8am 3pm. Everything from Harley parts to H ousehold Items! SEBRING **HUGE SALE ** Sat. Nov. 17, 7am ? Busy Kids parking lot at 922 Persimmon Ave. 33870. Furn., S m. appliances, Household items, Lots of clothing. Too Much To List! SEBRING **5 FAMILY SALE ** Fri & Sat, Nov. 16 & 17, 8am 12 Noon, 4212 / 524 / 4230 Leaf Rd. Household items, Clothes ladies-14, Carpet shampooer, Western books, VHS movies, Furn., Baked Goods & Noodles. SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 1720 Dahlia Ter.,(off Lakewood Rd., colorful signs) Fri & Sat Nov. 16 & 17, 8am-? Furn., Sm. appliances, Baby Stuff. Something For Everyone!! SEBRING *Multi Family / Carport Sale 1441 Whisper Lake Blvd. (off Memorial Pkwy.) Whisper Lake Mobile Home Pk. Sat. Nov. 17, 9am 3:30 pm, Vacuum cleaner, Carpet cleaner, Household items, Table Grill & Lots More! LAKE PLACID** Multi Family Sale ** 125 Vera Lane, Fri & Sat Nov. 16 & 17, 7:30am 2pm. RV Equipment, Tools, Mens clothing, Household items, misc. LAKE PLACID* HUGE SALE* 432 Michigan St. (off W Interlake Blvd & Sat Nov 16 & 17, 7am-2pm. Vintage items, Electronics, Household items, Baby stuff, tools, furn.,Brick-A-Brack. LAKE PLACIDTue. Fri. 7 5pm. 667 Lake August Dr. Estate/Yard Sale! Woodworking tools, fishing equip., odd-n-ends, paintings, sculptures, etc. Make us an offer. LAKE PLACIDFri. Sat. 8 -2pm. 620 CR 29. Pier 1 TV console, microwave, toaster oven, elec. stove, misc household. LAKE PLACIDSAT. SUN. 6 ?. 93 Elkcam Rd. Antiques, furn., clothes & much more! LAKE PLACID* MULTI FAMILY SALE 533 N Lakeview Rd (Lake Blue Area & Sat, Nov 16 & 17, 8am 2pm. Somet hing For Everyone / Too Much To List!! GIANT YARDSALE At Storage Facility. SAT SUN. 8-4PM. Household, furn., a ppliances, tools & some really nice jewelry. 1866 South Wilburn Dr. Located off US 27, across from College, towards Reflections. A VON PARKSat. 8 1pm. 1027 W. Lake Damon Dr., Rivergreens. Craft supplies, wood, pom poms, porcelain doll parts, large bird stand, collectibles & more. No Early Birds! AVON PARKFri. SAT. 7 3pm. 1201 Seaman St. Saddles, much tack, (incl. whips), big Men's 46-58 jeans, 2 Harl ey long sleeve shirts size 5x, antique walnut hutch, tools, misc. AVON PARKESTATE SALE Thurs. Nov. 15th & Sunday Nov 18th "Very Clean Sale" Dining table, chairs & hutch couch & love seat, king size bedroom occasional tables, entertainment center lawn mower, ladders, patio set, swing Sale starts @ 7:30 am on Thursday & Sunday 1925 Fantasy Dr. U.S 27 to Stryker Rd. to Valencia follow paved road to Fantasy. Sale being conducted by TRANSITIONS NOW LLC "Assisting with life's changes" 7320Garage &Yard Sales AVON PARKMulti-Family Sale! 409 S. Christy Jo Dr., Fri-Sat, 7 2pm. Tools, Baby Items, Toys, & MUCH MORE! A VON PARKMULTI-FAMILY SALE Fri.-Sat., 11/16 & 17, 8am-2pm, 222 E. Camphor St. All types of brand new misc. items NEVER USED! Mens/womens (plus sizes some tools. Something for everyone! AVON PARKHUGE SALE!!! South Florida State College, Citrus Center parking lot, Sat. Nov. 17th, 8am-1pm. lots of Misc, a wide variety of items. Shop for Christmas. 7320Garage &Y ard Sales WOODEN CHRISTMASOrnaments. (10 WET/DRY VAC2.25 HP. $20. Call 863-441-4418 WEEDEATER ONEriding mower, needs chain drive replaced. 2 yr. old. $100. Call 863-453-5016 TOOL BOXw/keys for PU 54"-L, 19"H, 21"-D. $100. Call 863-441-4418 TABLE 36inch Round Pedestal w/ 2 Drop leaves. $20. 863-382-9022 SPORT COATsize 40 short. $5. 863-699-0352 RYOBI 4pc. 18V Combo Kit w/accessory. $40. Call 863-441-4418 ROOM DIVIDER/ Dark Wood / 3 Panels $45. 863-471-3456 PLAYPEN -Excellent Condition with Good Padding. $15. 863-873-3801 NEW FACTORYbed extender for Ford F-150 Pickup. $45 863-453-7027 MOTORCYCLE HELMETSilver color size small with fold down face shield. Like New condition. $40. 863-453-7027 METAL BED,Head & Foot board & Frame. 76" wide, White. $25. 863-402-2285 HESS FIRE/ EMERGENCY Truck 1996 w/ box. Excellent condition. $50. 863-402-2285 HEAVY DUTY6 inch VISE. $50. 2699637817 GEORGE FOREMANGRILL. $15. 863-382-9022 FOOTSTOOLS (2Mushroom Style. Both for $20. 863-471-3456 EMMERSON 9inch Color Television. (White CUSTOM NECKLACES(10 863-382-9022 BICYCLE /BOYS / 16 Inch / Has painted flames. Like New. $15. 863-471-3456 ANTIQUE -Brass Lamp w/ mother of pearl shade, round base, small. $15. 863-402-2285 2 1LB.ROLLS / SILVER SOLDER / Lead Free $20. 863-402-2285 REFRIGERATOR GEAlmond Color. G ood Condition. $100 615-444-5224 7310Bargain BuysKING SIZEBED / Sealy Mattress / Bedguard / Supreme Mattress Pad / Beautiful Headboard (off white Set & Bed Spread. $500. 863-382-9289 After 3 PM. 7300M iscellaneousLIVING ROOMSET Includes, Sofa, Love seat, Chair & Ottoman. Bari Leather. Camel color. Excel cond. $750. Call 863-414-0358 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SPRING LAKE2/2 House w/single car garage. New A/C and all appliances. $675/mo. 863-381-8069. SEBRING 3/2/1Quiet area. Close to Florida Hospital. Fairly new. All tile floors. Small pets welcome. $845/mo. + Security. Call 863-414-0942 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 6300Unfurnished Houses B EAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 3106/3113 Medical Way. 863-446-1822 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 386-503-8953 S EBRING -1& 2 BR, T ile floors, Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 $600/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. R ELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. RENTED! 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -2BR, 1BA. Newly Remodeled. $425/mo. incl. water. 1648 Penny Ave. Sebring 2/1 Nice, large Duplex, screen porch, $500/mo. 2206 Whiteman Ave. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. SEBRING -Duplex / Very Nice! 2BR/1BA, screen porch, carport, A/C, new carpet, appl's incl., near mall, w/d hookup. No pets, Non smoker. $550 mo.1931 Fernway St. 305-490-5399 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 6050D uplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES New 2012...30x76 4bd/3ba $0 Down, $399/Month 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 PARK*PRICE REDUCED Furn. 2br / 2ba, w/ Land. Rent Free. Not in a park. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets / Kit Cupboards. Just bring a toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSUN 'NLAKES ESTATES Lake Placid 541 Serenade Ter., CBS, 3BR, 2BA, gar., Florida rm. $65,000 Low down pmt. No qualify Owner financing. 305-888-4688 or 305-885-1621 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid 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 SEBRING 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 3000 Financial UNITED WAYOF CENTRAL FLORIDA seeks Director for Highlands County Division. Bachelor's degree preferred. Apply @ Heartland Workforce 5901 U.S. HWY 27 S. Suite 1 Sebring, 33870 STANLEY STEEMER Now accepting applications for C LEANINGTECHNICIAN Good Driving Record / People Person 863-655-2158 For Instructions. Drug Free Work Place 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: inspired2think@aol.com MAINTENANCE MAN/MANAGER needed for 20 unit complex on lake in S ebring. Perfect for retiree w/Handyman skills. Apartment is provided for your compensation. 954-584-3465 ext 208 or greg@prestigepmm.com LOCAL CHURCHOF THE BRETHREN Needs enthusiastic Christian oriented Choir Director. Call Pastor David Smalley 863-385-1597 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mployment DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876DUMMY 2012 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00025175AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00024763 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00024762

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C M Y K Special to the News-Sun HAINES CITY Four teams from the Highlands Youth Football organizationp layed in the NFC Championship game in Haines City on Saturday, Nov. 10. I t was a tough day of competitive championship g ames for the Eagles with a ll teams facing the Auburndale Bulls. Coach Steve Remes third-seeded Flag team took on the top-seed Bulls in a very physical game. The Eagles struggled defensively, but the offense produced three scores by Fred Hankerson and John Alexander. After a defensive battle with key plays by Willie King, Hankerson and Alexander, the Flag team just couldnt hold off the Bulls, resulting in a tough loss to end the season with a final score of 32-18. Coach Tim Hooksnumber four Pee Wee team took on the second-seeded Auburndale squad. The Bulls quickly took control of the game, thwarting all the Eagles efforts to get the offense going. The offense led by James Pearson, Christopher Cardoso, Kevin Rivera and Kasey Hawthorne rallied together to get a drive going, but they met a strong Bulls defense to nullify their progress. The Eagles defense, led by Austin Oppold, Jordan Rose and Devin Brubaker, made key tackles but ultimately costly mistakes and turnovers cost the Eagles another heartbreaking loss with a final score of 27-0. The defensive battle of the day came at the Junior Varsity level, with the topseed Eagles facing the second-seeded Bulls. Rafael Smith earned some key yardage early, but Auburndales defense would soon stop the drive. But the Highlands boys returned the favor, shutting down the Bulls drive as the game settled into the knock-down, drag-out, defensive duel. Scoreless, with less than one minute before the half and the Eagles on their own 15-yard line, the Bulls picked off an interception SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, November 16, 2012 B y TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The cleats were thundering on Tuesday night at Firemens Field as the Blue Streaks struck down the visiting Winter Haven Devils 3-0. This was a really good district win, said head coach Keith Bowyer. This puts us at 3-0 in district. Sebring got things going fairly early as Riley Watson got them on the board in the sixth minute of the game with a goal. The winds were relatively calm for the rest of the first half as the teams bantered back and fourth without another goal being allotted. However, the Streaks still had many close shots. Acorner kick by captain Jared Lang connected with a header by Watson for a near miss to the left of the goal. With the addition of cross country runners just now b eginning their soccer season, Sebring saw some fresh players on the field. But it was one of those cross country runners, Eric Foster, who had a cross on goal near the 30 minute mark, and fellow runner Wesley Koning took a long range shot on goal less than two minutes later. Going into the second half all the Streaks had to do was maintain their lead over the Devils, but they did much more than that. It looked like they would add to the lead when Brian Dixon had a cross to Riley Watson. It was a bit overshot, however, and Watson had multiple goal attempts as well. The attempts would finally deliver in the final two minutes of the game, with backto-back scores. Watson was in close proximity to the goal at the right time, and simply had to tap the ball in as the goalie was further out on the field defending. Less than a minute later Damian Foster, another cross country runner, would connect for the final goal of t he night. Sebring defense also had a strong night. Keeper Ethan Smith had an easier night compared to Monday nights game against LaBelle where he had a number of hustling saves. T uesday night, however, the defense allowed him to relax a bit more with fewer shots on goal. And when there were shots on goal, often times it was a d efender knocking it away. S uch as a shot attempt that Damian Foster leapt and headed out of the goal. Getting the win over a Streaks step up, down Devils See SEBRING, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Austin Westergom couldnt quite beat the Winter Haven goalkeeper to the ball on this play, but the Blue Streaks made good on three other scoring chances in Tuesdays win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Mary Grace Bates is about to unload on this kick for Lake Placids opening goal in Tuesdays 2-1 win over visiting Mulberry. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Allie Mann fires from the corner in Sebrings Tuesday win over Lake Placid. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid ladies of the soccer pitch eked one out Tuesday, getting past tough district foe Mulberry at home by a 2-1 score. Though things looked like they might have been a lot different as the Lady Wildcats wasted little time in getting on the board, with the opening goal of the contest coming from Jenteal Hudson just 38 seconds after the opening whistle. But in the seventh minute, Lake Placid responded to even things up. Mary Grace Bates raced past the defense toward a lofted pass, gathered it in just to the right front of the goal. Her running kick found itsmark, slipping into the upper right corner untouched to tie it at 1-1. From there, for the remainder of the half, both defenses locked in, with Lady Dragon keeper Tamija Douglas keeping busy turning away numerous shots on goal. In a three-minute sequence, she turned away a trio of shots, making a nice grab in the eighth minute, a leaping deflection in the ninth minute and a drop-to-the-knees cover in the 11th. On the night, the freshman Douglas would garner 18 saves. Lake Placid then broke the tie on a Michelle Hunter goal in the second half to take the district win. Up in Mulberry, the boys squad would also need to come from behind, but could only battle back so far, settling for a tie against the Wildcats. The Dragons would hold a 7-4 shooting edge in the first half, but Mulberry was a bit more efficient in holding a 1-0 halftime lead. Lake Placid kept up the attack in the second half Green Dragons taking steps See LP, Page 3B Courtesy photo The JV Highlands Eagles show off their NFC championship rings after a 6-0 win over Auburndale propelled them to this weekends PAL Super Bowl. Eagles JV headed to Super Bowl See EAGLES, Page 4B By BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Winter is quickly approaching andt emperatures are dropping except for in high school g ymnasiums. The heat was turned up T uesday night in Sebring High Schools gym as the L ady Streaks beat county rivals Lake Placid 39-33. It looked as though in the first half that Sebring was going to take the Lady Dragons with ease. Going into halftime with a lead of 26-12 builds plenty of confidence for the team that is ahead. The Blue Streaks had no problem putting up points in the first half. The first quarter started off fairly slowly, with Sebring scoring just nine total points and Lake Placid scoring only five. Frustration at the low scoring quarter caused a heated Sebring head coach Mike Lee to give a pep talk to get his team back up to the potential they are expected to be at. Coach Lee must have done something right as his team almost doubling their point total from the first quarter with 17 points scored before the half was up. The Lady Dragons went into the locker room knowing it was crucial for them to m ake adjustments if they were going to have any chance of a comeback. And come back they did as L ake Placid put the defensive clamps on and allowed the S treaks to score just 13 more points in the second half. E ight of those came in an even third, making it a 34-20 l ead, but in the fourth, the Dragon offense also got on track and made the comeback push. With the defense holding Sebring to just five points over the final eight minutes, Lake Placid rallied and closed the gap. But Sebring was able to hold on in the final minutes and come out with their second victory over Lake Placid in a week. The top scorers for the Lady Streaks were Rondaja Williams with 10 points, Jamiese Wiley with nine and Allie Mann with seven. The top scorers for Lake Placid were Alex Coyne with 17 points and Raveen Gobourne with eight. Sebring was back at it with another county rivalry game, at Avon Park Thursday, before returning home for a visit from DeSoto Friday. The Dragons, meanwhile, hosted Ft. Meade Thursday and travel to Lake Wales tonight. Lady Streaks stave off Dragon comeback Page 3B LPs Coyne signs with Southern MissPage 4B SYS Flag team Super Bowl boundPage 3B

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C M Y K Davis Memorial TournamentAVON PARK The 2nd Annual George Davis Memorial Golf Tournament will tee 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 tournament go to benefit the River GreensH ighlands County Youth Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to River Greens Scholarship Fund. F or more information, call River Greens at 453-5210.Turkey Trot 5KS EBRING 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 cbrojek@comcast.net 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 i s conducting a sign up for their Winter Cheerleading Program for ages 4-16. Cost is $45 for members and $65 for non-members. Any questions call 382-9622. The YMCAhas partnered with the Champion 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 heated pools and a splash pad for your family toe njoy. Pool Hours Mon.-Thur. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 6 a.m.-7:45 p.m.S aturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. M aster Val Henry and Master Hank Henry, who are bringing authentic tradit ional martial arts Karate training to the YMCA. M aster Henry will be offering family 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. The fee thereafter is only $50 per month for YMCAmembers and $60 per month for non members. For questions contact the Y at 3829622.Horseshoe ClubSEBRING The Highlands County Horseshoe Club league play began on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lee Palmer 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, Indian 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 (77241048.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. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England630.667299201 Miami450.444173186 N.Y. Jets360.333175228 Buffalo360.333211285 South WLTPctPFPA Houston810.889250143 Indianapolis630.667186201 Tennessee460.400219311 Jacksonville180.111127246 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore720.778254196 Pittsburgh630.667207177 Cincinnati450.444220231 Cleveland270.222169211 West WLTPctPFPA Denver630.667271189 San Diego450.444209191 Oakland360.333191284 Kansas City180.111146256NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants640.600267216 Dallas450.444188204 Philadelphia360.333156221 Washington360.333226248 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta810.889247174 Tampa Bay540.556260209 New Orleans450.444249256 Carolina270.222163216 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago720.778242133 Green Bay630.667239187 Minnesota640.600238221 Detroit450.444216222 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco621.722213127 Seattle640.600198161 Arizona450.444144173 St. Louis351.389161210 ___ Thursdays Game Miami at Buffalo, late Sundays Games Cleveland at Dallas, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Minnesota, N.Y. Giants, Seattle, Tennessee Mondays Game Chicago at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Mnning, DEN3302302705216 Rthlsbrgr, PIT2982002203164 Brady, NWE3582322645183 Schaub, HOU2751732013136 Dalton, CIN315 20323291811 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD A. Foster, HOU2218723.954610 C. Jhnson, TEN170 8625.0783t4 Ridley, NWE172 8144.73416 McGahee, DEN160 6764.23314 R. Rice, BAL1446574.56437 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Wayne, IND6993113.530t3 Welker, NWE6681012.3592 A. Green, CIN5882014.173t9 D. Thmas, DEN5489116.571t4 Hartline, MIA4974115.180t1N FCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt A. Rodgers, GB3272192383255 A. Smith, SF2171521731135 M. Ryan, ATL3512402771207 J. Freeman, TB 273155 2257185 Brees, NO3742302847259 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD A. Ptrson, MN19511285.78747 M. Lynch, SEA21210054.7477t5 D. Martin, TB1738624.9870t7 Morris, WAS1647934.8439t5 Gore, SF1407535.38 375 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD B. Marshall, CH 6790413.5457 Witten, DAL665858.9351 Harvin, MIN6267710.9453 Gonzalez, ATL6161710.1256 C. Jhnson, DET6097416.2512 Cruz, NYG6074312.480t7EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals D.C. United vs. New York D.C. United 1, New York 1 New York 0, D.C. United 1, D.C. United advances 2-1 on aggregate Kansas City vs. Houston Houston 2, Kansas City 0 Kansas City 1, Houston 0, Houston advances 2-1 on aggregate CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday: Houston 3, D.C. United 1 Sunday, Nov. 18: D.C. United vs. Houston, 4 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals San Jose vs. Los Angeles Los Angeles 0, San Jose 1 San Jose 1, Los Angeles 3, Los Angeles advances 3-2 on aggregate Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake Seattle 0, Real Salt Lake 0 Real Salt Lake 0, Seattle 1, Seattle advances 1-0 on aggregate CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday: Los Angeles 3, Seattle 0 Sunday, Nov. 18: Los Angeles vs. Seattle, 9 p.m.MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 1: Eastern champion vs. Western champion, 4:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York501.000 Brooklyn42.6671.5 Boston53.6251.5 Philadelphia44.5002.5 Toronto26.2504.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami63.667 Charlotte43.5711 Atlanta34.4292 Orlando25.2863 Washington07.0005 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee52.714 Chicago53.625.5 Indiana36.3333 Cleveland26.2503.5 Detroit18.1115WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio71.875 Memphis61.857.5 Dallas54.5562.5 Houston44.5003 New Orleans33.5003 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City63.667 Minnesota53.625.5 Denver44.5001.5 Utah45.4442 Portland35.3752.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers62.750 Golden State44.5002 Phoenix45.4442.5 L.A. Lakers35.3753 Sacramento26.2504 ___ Tuesdays Games Charlotte 92, Washington 76 Toronto 74, Indiana 72 New York 99, Orlando 89 Brooklyn 114, Cleveland 101 Portland 103, Sacramento 86 San Antonio 84, L.A. Lakers 82 Wednesdays Games Detroit 94, Philadelphia 76 Boston 98, Utah 93 Houston 100, New Orleans 96 Charlotte 89, Minnesota 87 Memphis 107, Oklahoma City 97 Milwaukee 99, Indiana 85 Dallas 107, Washington 101 Chicago 112, Phoenix 106, OT Golden State 92, Atlanta 88 L.A. Clippers 107, Miami 100 Thursdays Games Boston at Brooklyn, late New York at San Antonio, late Miami at Denver, late Fridays Games Utah at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. New York at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Houston at Portland, 10 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Anthony, NYK482913426.8 Bryant, LAL754621126.4 Harden, HOU676521126.4 James, MIA893022124.6 Irving, CLE674419424.3 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Randolph, MEM37619814.0 Varejao, CLE35619613.7 Asik, HOU356810312.9 Hickson, POR38579511.9 Jefferson, UTA268010611.8 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS810012.5 Paul, LAC88210.3 Vasquez, NO6538.8 Holiday, PHL8708.8 Westbrook, OKC9738.1 Steals GSTAVG Jennings, MIL7223.14 Walker, CHA7202.86 Batum, POR8202.50 Lin, HOU8202.50 Ariza, WAS7162.29BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with C David Ross on a two-year contract. National League MIAMI MARLINSClaimed LHP Scott Maine off waivers from Toronto. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with C Blake Lalli on a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with LHP Jeremy Affeldt on a three-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAnnounced first base coach Trent Jewett with be the third base coach for the 2013 season. Named Tony Tarasco first base coach and Gary Thurman minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Houston LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit to Chicago QB Jay Cutler. CAROLINA PANTHERSSigned G Jeremy Bridges. Placed DE Thomas Keiser on injured reserve. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned TE DeMarco Cosby to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETSSigned RB Kahlil Bell. OAKLAND RAIDERSSigned LB Omar Gaither. Placed LB Travis Goethel on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSReleased WR Phil Bates from the practice squad. Placed WR Lavasier Tuinei to the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMSReleased DT Kellen Heard. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSPromoted DE Markus White from the practice squad. Signed LB Joe Holland to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball at Tip-Off Classic,Avon Park,TBD; Girls Basketball at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Clewiston,5:30/7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Tip-Off Classic,Avon Park,TBD Sebring TODAY: Boys Basketball at Tip-Off Classic,Avon Park,TBD; Girls Basketball vs.DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Tip-Off Classic,Avon Park,TBD Avon Park TODAY: Boys Basketball hosts Tip-Off Classic,TBD SATURDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Tip-Off Classic,TBD T UESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Region,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Region,6 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 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Hawaii at Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Iowa at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Northwestern at Michigan State . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012Page 3B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 NIE sponsors; 5.542"; 7"; Black plus three; process, nie sponsor ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 5 5 Golf HammockThe ladies at Golf Hammock played their first tournament of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Play was a Step Aside Scramble. First place winners were Joan Robillard, Betty Clarke, Carol Trouup and Alma Barefoot. Second place winners were Jeanne Fivecoat, Joyce Stanley, Trudy Stowe and Eleanor Short. Third place winners were Lorraine Friend, Wanda Hastie and Nancy Senior. Fourth place winners were Laura Kebberly, Jean Haig, Roxie McMillon and Audrey Walther Last Monday, Nov. 12, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Pointsa t Golf Hammock. G ary Galle took first place in A group with a plus 4 and Jim Gulick was in second place with plus 1. David Mulligan was at minus 2 w hich was good for first place and Bobby Culbert came in second place with minus 5 in B group. Paul (Welsh Wizard) Brown scored a plus 3 that was good for first place in C group And Ned Bauer at even in second place. There was a tie in D group for first place between Bob Hughes and Earl Bittaker at plus 1. Jerry Edward was at plus 5 to take first place in E group and three way tie for second place between Bill Alesi, Jim Reed and Bob Morrison at minus 2 There was a tie for first place in F group between Karl Mellor and John Pickup at plus 1. There was also a tie in J Group between Janet Howland and Tom N elligan with minus 3 for first place. The Mezza Group would like to welcome back our Northern friends to sunny Florida. Next Monday, Nov. 19, the Mezza G roup will play at Golf Hammock starting at 7:45 a.m., please arrive early to register. For more information, please call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe Mens Interclub tournament was played Monday, Nov. 11, with a Pro-Am Points format. Sebring Municipal came away with the team with at +23, with Harder Hall second at +17 and Sun N Lake third at +9. Individually, Jim Cozine won Flight A, with Bill Norcross second, Don Brewer third and Mike Lingenfelder fourth. In Flight B, D. Smith was first, Don Ethun second, Jim Picket third and Jim Werner fourth. Kye Pahk and Bob Topel finished in a tie for the lead in Flight C,w ith Jerry Geoque, Jack Stafford and Tim Thomas all tied for t hird. Similarly, Flight D saw a tie for first between Walt Becker and Keith Kincer, while Randy Leone and Bill Taylor finished all s quare in third. Jude Stewart accomplished the feat o f a hole-in-one on Thursday, Oct. 25: Hole No. 16 from the Blue Tees, 130 yards, used an eight iron. Witnessedb y Judes husband, Danny.River GreensThe Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, Nov. 8. T he winners were: First place, Tim Thomas and Jim Anderson with m inus-8; second place, Gerry Page and Bill Mountford with minus-6; and third place, Jim Cercy and Romy Febre with minus-5. The Ladies Association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Nov. 8. Winning first place was the team of Pat Gower, Fran Neil and Barb Plunkett with plus-4; and second place, Michele Koon, Laura Smutnick, Jody Ethun and Betty Wallace with plus-.5. I ndividual winners were: First place, Betty Wallace with plus-3; and second place, Fran Neil. The Mens Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 7. W inning first place was the team of Larry Roy, Bill Mountford and Glen Nelson with plus-9; and second place, Lefty St. Pierre, John Smutnick, Tim Thomas and Neil Purcell with plus-7.5. Individual winners were: A Flight Larry Roy with plus-2.5. B Flight Bill Mountford with plus-6. C Flight TimT homas with plus-8. D Flight Lefty St. Pierre with plus-5. The Morrison Group played a game Tuesday, Nov. 6. Winning first place was the team of Paul Johnson, Gil Heier, Ken Brunswick and Gerry Page with minus18; and second place, Tim Thomas, Keith Kincer, Don McDonald and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-13. The Golfettes played a game T uesday, Nov. 6. The winning teams were: First place, L aura Smutnick, Fran Neil and Karen Speaker with 71; and second place, Pauline Bridge, Donna Johnson, Betty Wallace and Dianne Stoddart with 73. Tying for third/fourth/fifth/sixth places were Dee Paul, J eannine Persails, Pat Graf and Amy Dixon; Betty Leblanc, Pat K incer, Babe McDonald and Helen Ochala; Carol Roy, Jody Ethun,J o Sherman and Barb Plunkett; Elaine Keppler, Carole McClay, Pat Gower and Bev Rudd with 77 each. The Morrison Group played a game Monday, Nov. 5. Winning first place was the team of John Smutnick, Tim Thomas, Joe Graf and Lefty St. Pierre; ands econd place, Jim Anderson, Ken Koon, Gerry Page and Bill M ountford. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event Saturday, Nov. 3. White Tee Flight First place, Clay Dawd w ith 67; second place, J im Anderson with 69; and third place, Larry Roy with 70. Good Tag First p lace, Ken Koon with 66; and second place, Cecil Lemons 68. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places were Gil Heier, Jim Cercy and Keith Kincer with 69 each. Green T Flight First place, Harold Plagens with 64; second place, Al Farrell with 65; and third place, Bill Mountford with 66. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Russ Rudd, 6-feet-4-inches; No. 5, Dick McClay, 7-feet-1.25-inches; No. 12, Tim Thomas, 6-feet-7-inches; and No. 17, Harold Plagens, 2-feet-8.5-inches.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Nov. 13, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Net Points competition on the Cougar Trail course. In this tournament, Bogeys = 1point, Par = 2 points, Birdie = 4 points, Eagle= 6 points and Double Eagles = 8 p oints. Triple bogey or worse = -1 point. This tournament had four Flights, with A being 0 to 16 stroke handicaps, B being 17 to 21 strokes, C being 22 to 25 strokes, and D being 26 and greater. In the A Flight, Joe Austin took first place with 56 points, while Jon Brower came in second with 55 points. I n the B Flight, Will David won first place with 58 points, including 1 Eagle a nd 10 birdies. There was a tie for second place at 44 points, between Bo Bohanon and Richie Eastep. C Flight was won by Gene Hearn with 68 points and Bob Berg took second with 62 strokes. The D Flight was won by Dan Porter with 66 points, while John Schroederc ame in second with 63 points. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association completed a T wo Day -Team Eclectic Tournament on the Panther Creek course. In the A Flight, four teams tied for first place, then, three more teams tied for second place. Tying for first, at 126 net strokes, were Jan Hard and Vern Hoffman, Joe B urgoyne and Kirby Gann, Gary Graves and Richie Eastep, and Edd Vowels and G ene Hearn. Tying for second place, at 128 net s trokes, were the teams of Bill Lawens and Bart Bartholomy, Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde, and Pat Jaskowski and G ordon Reid. Third place went to Bill Brown and Jim Koperski at 131, fourth to Bo Bohanon and Bob Rogers at 132, and fifth to Jim Baker and Tom Bates at 135. Under a very heavy mental burden, our new President, Gary Behrendt, a long with Joe Austin, placed last in Flight A at 136. T he B Flight teams were led by John D elaney and John Bozynski, with 124 n et strokes. Second place went to Leon Van and Bob Frederick, who scored 128 s trokes, while third place was awarded to Will David and Rick Nelson at 130 net strokes. Fourth place in the B Flight at 133 strokes went to Joe Troia and Jay Payne. There was a tie for fifth place, at 134 net strokes, between Dave Kamish and Bob Berg and the team of Ken Willey and Larry Colclasure. Special to the News-SunAVONPARK The Avon Park Champions Club will be holding their annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Devtech offices located at 24 S. Lake Avenue in Avon Park. All Board members, General members and any of the public are more than encouraged to attend. AP Champions Club meeting Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Senior softball over 60 league will be playing starting play on Monday, Jan. 7, with games taking place each Monday and Wednesday. To sign up, or for more information, call John Kloet at 655-5241 or Steve Blazing at 382-6442. Highlands Senior Softball League and were finally rewarded with the tying goal. Senior Wilfreddy Moreno took a cross from senior Ivan Barajas, redirected it and found the back of the net. And while the scoring stopped after that and the tie went in the books, Dragon head coach James Ashley was pleased with the effort and outcome. Mulberry has been the top team in our district every year since I started coaching here, he said. To get a draw on the road against them is a step forward. Ashley gave credit to the team overall, calling it a complete team effort, and rewarding the Dragon defense, anchored by Christian Resendiz, Jorge Godinez, Armando Calivillo and Jose Becerra, with player of the game honors. They kept us in the game, Ashley said. They worked hard to defend all over the field and they played a solid game. Both Dragon squads squared off with Frostproof Thursday, continuing district play, with the girls on the road and the boys at home. See Sundays News-Sun for results. Continued from 1B LP Soccer making strides By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Sebring Youth Sports Blue Streak Flag Football team continued itsseasonlong run with a 19-14 win over the Osceola Panthers Saturday, Nov. 11, at Cook Field in Haines City in the third round of the Mid Florida Football playoffs. The victory keeps the junior Streaks undefeated on the season and, more importantly, has them competing for all the marbles in the MFFCC Super Bowl. Sebring, now Eastern Conference champions, will square off with the Western Conference champion West Tampa Spartans, 27-19 winners over the Z-Pal Bulldawgs from Zephyr Hills. The teams face off Saturday, Nov. 17 at the DeSoto County High School varsity football field, beginning at 9 a.m. Come support your Sebring junior Blue Streaks as they look to cap off a remarkable season. SYS Streaks Super Bowl bound

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAlex Coyne had a lot of options and a crucial decision to make. But when it came down to it, the choice wasnt so tough after all as the Lake Placid senior signed on the dotted line Wednesday to attend the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and be a mem-b er of the Golden Eagle bask etball team. I was considering the Academies and other Division I colleges, Coyne said. Cleveland State, Florida Southern, Air Force and West Point made offers. But after my official visit w ith Southern Mississippi, my decision was made. This quick decision making is reminiscent of the point guards game that paved the way to averaging 14.5 points, 7.2 assists and 5.5 steals per game as a Dragon junior, and certainly had her on the radar of many schools. And much like eyeing an open teammate, or an opens hot, Coyne just went with the instinctual feeling as to what to do. I immediately felt a ccepted by the players and the coaching staff, she s aid. When I played with them at a little open gym, I f elt team chemistry. The campus was a bsolutely gorgeous and the academics are awesome, Coyne continued. And after I left, the team continued to keep in touch via Facebook, twitter and texting. It showed me that I wasnt just another recruit to them. While undecided on a field of study, she noted the many major and minor opportunities Southern Miss offers, which will give her the chance to find her academic calling. Im so blessed to have this opportunity to be a stu-d ent athlete, and student comes first, she said. So this paying for my education is absolutely key. I cant w ait to grow as a person on and off the court. W hich, as far as on the c ourt goes, will be a bit of a process as the Eagles point guard duties currently reside in other hands. They have a point guard that will be a senior and lead Conference USAin steals last year, Coyne said. s an incredible player and I think I can learn a lot from her, which will help me develop into a true Division I point guard. And while she eagerly looks ahead, Coyne feels a great sense of relief and gratitude for what has made this opportunity possible. All the sacrifices I made as a child. All the blood,s weat and tears go to this, she said. Without my parents pushing me every day, I wouldnt be the player I a m. The reminiscing done, it w as again time to look a head. Going off to college is learning to be independent, although Im so family oriented, Coyne said. But my two days (at Southern Mississippi) felt like a home away from home. It was such a family atmosphere and the team treated me like their baby sister. I couldnt ask for a better situation. and ran the ball down the sideline. Asaving tackle was made by Rodrigo Nolan and C.J. Harris just inside the 25-yard line. The Eagles defense then stood strong and stopped the Bulls, going into halftime scoreless. The second half of the game continued the defensive battle on both sides of the ball. With two minutes left in the game and the Eagles on their own 10-yard line, Harris completed a short pass to JnPierre at the 16. JnPierre broke through two tackles, gained momentum, and ran the remaining 74 yards untouched to score the only touchdown of the day. With 1:36 left in the game, the Eagles defense was superb with DJ Taylor blocking two passes and Nolan, Smith, JnPierre and Nathan Leonardo providing a defensive wall to deny the Bulls any gain. This lead to the first win of the day for the Eagles, with a score of 6-0 advancing the JV squad to compete in the Super Bowl. Coach John Bishops No 1 Varsity team took on the No 2 Auburndale team. T he offense worked diligently and was able to earn key yards with quarterback Donte Carpenter running the ball and completing passes to Malik Taylor. But the Eagles met a strong Bulls defense. The Eagles defense led by Allen Williams, Anthony Oppold and EJ JnPierre made some key tackles. But they struggled to contain the Bulls, allowing them to take an early 7-0 lead. The Eagles quickly responded on a long pass completion to Sammie Smith, and then Tremaine Hawthorne ran it in for the touchdown but the extra point was no good, making the score 7-6 at the half. The second half produced more of the same offensive struggle for the Eagles. And the Bulls offensive drives were successful, quickly taking control of the game and resulting in a devastating blow for the Eagles undefeated Varsity team in the 20-6 loss. Sadly this ended the season for the Flag, Pee Wee and Varsity teams, but the Junior Varsity Eagles will continue on to the 2012 Super Bowl. The Eagles organization is very proud of these teams and their accomplishments and wishes to congratulate the coaches on a job well done. Each team was awarded an NFC Championship ring as a reward for making it to the Championship round. The Highlands Eagles will be proudly hosting the 2012 Sunshine Police Athletic League (PAL) Super Bowl which will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at Firemens Field. Admission will be $ 5 for Adults and $ 4 for Children. Parking charges may apply so please be prepared. Please come out to support your local youth sports program and cheer the JVEagles team on, it will surely be a great day of championship football games. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012w ww.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 11/2,16,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 6 6 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 DR. 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 w ild 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 tough rival like Winter Haven was one thing, being able to do it while remaining fresh was another key to the night. I did a lot of subbing tonight to keep our legs fresh, Bowyer said. Thursday we travel to Auburndale, and theyre the team to beat. That key district contest, as Bowyer alluded to, was Thursday night, check Sundays News-Sun for a recap. T he Lady Streaks werent a s fortune Tuesday night at Winter Haven, suffering a 6-2 loss, and looked to regroup and get back on the winning track Thursday night at home against Auburndale. Results of that match can also be seen in Sundays N ews-Sun. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Niel Wilson redirects the ball with a leaping header in Tuesdays win over Winter Haven. Sebring goes to 3-0 in District Continued from 1B Eagles to close stellar season in Super Bowl N ews-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Dragon standout Alex Coyne agreed to take her talents to Southern Mississippi on a basketball scholarship Wednesday. Coyne to take flight with Golden Eagles

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 16, 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMMJ orge F. Gonzalez,M.D, MBA,CPE a Certified Physician Executive. Currently Gonzalez is a board certified InternalM edicine physician and vice president / chief medical officer at Florida HospitalH eartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula. CCMM awardedG onzalez the status of Certified Physician Executive f or educational achievements,demonstrated stature as a physician,and experi-e nce in the field of medical management. T he CPE designation,used in signatory,indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and managemente ducation,while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills. The Certifying Commission in MedicalM anagement currently lists more than 1,000 Certified Physician Executives. T he national certifying body for physicians specializing in medical manage-m ent,the Certifying Commission in Medical M anagement is a not-forprofit corporation chartered by the American College ofP hysician Executives (ACPE) to establish and maintain the high standards required for p hysician executive certification. The ACPE is the nations l argest organization of physicians in health care leadership. T he College is recognized by the American Medical A ssociation as the specialty society representing physicians in management andh olds a seat in the AMA House of Delegates. Gonzalez attains board certification in Medical Management HEALTHYLIVING G onzalez By MARIA CHENG A P Medical WriterLONDON A leading British medical journal isa sking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu,claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu. T he drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide in case ofa global flu outbreak and was widely used during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. O n Monday,one of the researchers linked to the B MJ journal called for European governments to sue Roche. I suggest we boycott Roches products until they p ublish missing Tamiflu data,wrote Peter Gotzsche,leader of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen. He said gov-e rnments should take legal action against Roche to get t he money back that was needlesslyspent on stockpiling Tamiflu. L ast year,Tamiflu was included in a list of essent ial medicinesby the World Health Organization, a list that often prompts g overnments or donor agencies to buy the drug. Tamiflu is used to treat b oth seasonal flu and new flu viruses like bird flu or s wine flu. WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said the a gency had enough proof to warrant its use for unusual i nfluenza viruses,like bird flu. e do have substantive e vidence it can stop or hinder progression to severe d isease like pneumonia,he said. In the U.S.,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendsT amiflu as one of two medications for treating regular f lu. The other is GlaxoSmithKlines Relenza. The CDC sayss uch antivirals can shorten the duration of symptoms a nd reduce the risk of complications and hospitalization. I n 2009,the BMJ and researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Centre asked R oche to make all its Tamiflu data available. At t he time,Cochrane Centre scientists were commissioned by Britain to evaluate flu drugs. They found no proof that Tamiflu reduced the number of comp lications in people with influenza. Despite a public promise to release (internal company reports) for each( Tamiflu) trial...Roche has stonewalled,BMJ editor Fiona Godlee wrote in an editorial last month. In a statement,Roche said it had complied witha ll legal requirements on publishing data and provide d Gotzsche and his colleagues with 3,200 pages of information to answer theirq uestions. Roche has made full c linical study data ... available to national health authorities according to their various requirements, so they can conduct theiro wn analyses,the company said. R oche says it doesnt usually release patient-level data available due to legalo r confidentiality constraints. It said it did not p rovide the requested data to the scientists because they refused to sign a confi-d entiality agreement. Roche is also being investigated by the E uropean Medicines Agency for not properly r eporting side effects, including possible deaths. British medical journal slams Roche on Tamiflu We do have substantive e vidence it can s top or hinder p rogression to s evere disease like pneumonia.PETER GOTZSCHE leader, Nordic Cocrhane Center W ASHINGTON (AP Nearly a decade ago,federal health inspectors wanted tos hut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly m eningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressionali nvestigators. About 440 people have been sickened by contaminate d steroid shots distributed by New England C ompounding Center,and more than 32 deaths have b een reported since the outbreak began in September, according to the Centers forD isease Control and Prevention. That has put the F ramingham,Mass.-based pharmacy at the center of congressional scrutiny andc alls for greater regulation of compounding pharmacies, which make individualized m edications for patients and have long operated in a legal g ray area between state and federal laws. T he House Energy and Commerce Committee released a detailed history ofN ECCs regulatory troubles on Monday,ahead of a meeti ng Wednesday meeting to examine how the outbreak could have been prevented.T he 25-page report summarizes and quotes from FDA and state inspection reports a nd internal memos,though the committee declined to r elease the original documents. Report: FDA wanted to close Mass. pharmacy

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, November 16, 2012www.newssun.com CORNERSTONE HOSPICE/M.P. HERNA; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 3 3 Family FeaturesThe message that a healthy l ifestyle helps protect your heart isnt new. If youd like to do more to take care of your heart,here are 10 ways technology can make that easier.1. Stop SmokingA pps such as Smoke Reducer for Android,and iQuit for iPhone can help you wean off tobacco. You can also use the Firefox add-on Quitomzilla,which shows you howm uch money you save by not smoking,the number of cigarettes not smoked,and the overall time sincey our last smoke. 2. Stay Within a Healthy Weight RangeM ake it easier to monitor your weight-loss progress with the iHealth Wireless Scale. You cant rack your weight over time,and see results in relation to daily activity, t ime of day,diet,exercise,and more. The scale lets you set a milestone and share your results with doctors,fitn ess buddies and family. T he free companion iHealth Scale app works with iPod touch,iPhone and iPad. Learn more at www.ihealth99.com. 3. Limit Alcohol and CaffeineKeep track of how much youre d rinking with the DrinkControl or Alcohol Monitor apps for iPhone,or the SoberApp for Android. They estimate your blood alcohol content and let you know whether or not yous hould drive. To monitor your caffeine intake,try the Caffeine Zone 2 for iPhone and iPad,or the Caffeine Monitor app for Android. 4 Take Care of Your TeethResearch suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Go online and check the American DentalA ssociations database at www.ADA.org to find oral health care products that have the ADA seal of approval. At the ADA website, you can also watch videos on a vari-e ty of oral health care topics. 5. Keep Tabs on Your Blood PressureT he Mayo Clinic recommends you monitor your blood pressure at home and visit your doctor regularly.With the iHealth Blood Pressure Dock, (www.ihealth99.com),you can accurately measure your blood pressure,t rack your readings over time,and share that information with healthc are providers,friends and family members. The Dock comes with a b lood pressure arm cuff and doubles as a charging s tation for your iPod touch,iPhone and iPad. The companion iHealth app is available for free. 6. Reduce StressTry a portable biofeedb ack device,like the StressEraser,to help you r elax by synchronizing your breathing and your heart rate. If having too m uch on your plate and too many interruptions c auses you stress,try Quiet Hours. It lets you shut down y our computers communication apps, like instant messaging,for a specified period of time. 7. Exercise RegularlyT he Online Activity Tracker from the American Heart Health Association lets you create a personalized walking plan,log time or distance traveled,plot and save walkingr outes,and more. Check it out at www.startwalkingnow.org. You can also use the AHA Walking Paths app for Android and iPhone. 8 Eat RightTracking the foods you consume helps you better understand yourc aloric and nutritional intake. The Lose It! app for the iPhone allows y ou to enter and track your meals and snacks,and keep track of your weight loss progress and goals viat he app,as well as access your account online. Visit w ww.loseit.com for more information. Offering many of the same capabilities,Android phone users can use the Diet Assistant app at www.dietassistantapp.com. 9. Make Sleep a Priority N ot getting enough sleep can raise your blood pressure and make it m ore likely youll have a stroke or heart attack. Learn more about your sleep patterns with a sleep monitor. Y ou can try a headband monitor, such as the Zeo,(www.myzeo.com), o r an armband monitor such as the SleepTracker,(www.sleeptracker. com). Each keeps track of your sleep c ycle. 10. Know Your HistoryKnowing your familys medical history can help you identify patterns that might be relevant to your own heart health. There are a num-b er of online tools such as My Family Health Portrait at https://FamilyHistory.hhs.gov to help you gather and store that information. Top 10 tech tips for a healthier heart HEALTHYLIVING S pecial to the News-SunAce Homecare Community outreache vents for the next week include: Today 9 a.m.,health fair,Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street,Avon Park;a nd 10:30 a.m.,health fair,Highlands Village, Villa Road,Sebring. Monday 9 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Resthaven Assisted LivingF acility,off State Road 64,Resthaven Road,Zolfo S prings; 10 a.m.,health fair,Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road,W auchula; and 1 p.m., caregivers support group, C rown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., h ealth fair,Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27,Sebring; 10 a.m., h ealth fair,Fair Haven Apartments,Spinks Road, Sebring; and 1 p.m.,h ealth fair,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27, S ebring. Wednesday 9 a.m., health fair,Avon ParkM eal Site,Main Street, Avon Park; and 10:30 a.m.,Coping with T ransitions,Crown Pointe,Assisted Living F acility,Sun N Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Outreach events planned Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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C M Y K Many children cause disruptions in class,do not pay a ttention during lessons and drop out of school early, l eaving parents and teachers wondering why.The answer in some cases may be an undiagnosed vision problem, which can contribute to poors chool performance and delinquency. National studies show that 20-25 percent of more than 39 million children are at risk to suffer from undetected vision problems.C hildrens eyes are one of the most basic tools they use f or learning. Impaired vision in children can seriously affect learning abilities and contribute to the development of behavior problems,s uch as attention deficit disorder. Children with vision problems are often not even aware of their difficulty,nord o they complain or seek help. They have no point of reference when there young,and assume everyone sees as they do. Early discovery and treatment can prevent many of these problems. Parents are often unsure about when a child should have their first eye exam. Findings from a study conducted by the Southern College of Optometry in March of 2008 showed that of the 36 percent of children who had never had an eye exam by the age of 5,91 percent of their parents stated that they had passed the vision screening conducted by the childs pediatrician. Vision screenings are offered by many schools, and while they represent a positive effort to discover those students suffering froma vision problem,they also miss 30-40 percent of binocular vision disorders in children. Binocular vision disorders represent problems with both eyes working together.C hildren with these types of problems have no difficulty p assing a vision screening. They can often see 20/20 at distance with each eye individually; however,when using both eyes at near dis-t ances (i.e. readingy may have a problem converging (pulling their eyes in) or accommodating (keeping things in focus at near). I f a child cannot look at something up close without discomfort,they wont! Unfortunately,these children are all too often mislabeled as problemchildren because they cant seem to stay focused in the classroom. Between 60-80 percent of my pediatric patients taking attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications have been diagnosed with binocular vision disorders,all of which are successfully treated with either vision therapy or glasses. If there is a family history of vision problems,the first exam should occur around the age of 6 months. Not e very eye doctor offers this type of pediatric examinat ion,so be sure to check with the office when making the appointment to be sure that your doctor is comfortable with this. I f there is no family history of eye problems,the childs first eye exam should occur around the age of 3, and yearly thereafter. A common visual disorder known as amblyopia (lazye ye) is an example of an ocular problem that can only b e prevented if the underlying cause is diagnosed and treated early. The two main causes of amblyopia are one eye beingm ore farsighted than the other (the child will be unaware of this since they will see as well as the goodeye sees) and onee ye being turned in or out relative to the other eye. Family members will often notice this second cause of amblyopia,but there is no way for them to detect the first cause of amblyopia without taking the child for an eye examination. Only one eye is affected in amblyopia,and sadly,these children are often not brought in to see the eye doctor until they become aware that they see poorly out of one eye. If the child is older than 9 or 10,there is very little that can be done to improve their vision beyond what it already is. If a child with amblyopia i s brought into the eye doctors office by the age of 3 o r 4,the central nervous system can be stimulated to improve their visual development until they are about9 or 10 years old. J ust about every parent makes sure that their child has their first dental exam before entering kindergarten. Make sure to have their eyes examined by an optometrist as well. After all,this is howt hey learn. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician prac-t icing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnost ics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and F lorida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your c ondition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 16, 2012Page 7B DR. 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In home,Family Home H ealth Services will reduce the need of the patient for hospitalization,thereby reducing both the cost and inconvenience of recovery, the company said. F amily Home Health Services offers a wide range of services including registered nurses,physical,o ccupational and speech therapists and medical social workers and specialized programs including d iabetic management,fall p revention,emotional wellness and transitional care. Leading the charge in this market is Jacqueline Johnson,Family Home Health Services newe st account executive,who has more than 15 years experience in the Highlands County market. Florida has been our strongest growth market for m any years now,said Pamela Hopewell,president of Family Home Health Services. And having a strong presence in Highlands and Hardee Counties is the next logical s tep. Highlands County boasts t he fifth-most senior population in America,so having a quality home healthcare c ompany like Family Home Health Services who partners with campaigns like H ospital to Home (H2Ha quality improvement initiat ive designed to reduce card iovascular and other chronic illness-related hospital readmissions,is an invaluable service that many in this growing community will only benefit from having,the company said. Family is heading into an exciting time,says James Szymanski. Weh ave a dedicated,skilled staff that is poised and ready for the next phase of F amilys growth. Call the office at (863 877-0366 or e-mail JJohnson@fhhs.us. Family Home Health Services focuses on Highlands County HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist: I r ecently read a magazine article that discussed the health benefits of glutathione,and I was shocked at how many there are. D o you recommend this supplement for everyone? L.S. Orlando Answer: Glutathione is fantastic for the human body.W e make it actually and it supports liver function! It boosts your immune system,a nd helps you cleanse your system by grabbing heavy metals,like mercury ando ther poisons. Because its an antioxid ant,it can neutralize oxidative damage from free radicals; those are the loose can-n ons in your body. Sounds too good to be true,right? T o answer your question, popping a little capsule of glutathione is less effective than other options,in terms of raising blood levels. Theg ut does not absorb glutathione well. G lutathione is a nutrient best made inside our cells or intracellularly. Luckily,virtually all of our organs contain cells that are able to cook up the recipe of glutathione usingt hree natural amino acids: Glycine,glutamate and cystine (a more stable form of cysteine). To make it yourself,you c ould increase consumption of foods that contain these precursor amino acids,ory ou could pay for the direct injection,given by IV over about 5 or 10 minutes. I s worth the needle stick, and if youre chronically ill, t his will have a huge impact in your ability to clear toxins. H owever,if working it into your diet is more a ppealing to you,then youre in luck because there is quite a variety of food that you can do this with! Some of the fresh foods known to beh igh in these amino acids are:avocados,asparagus, g arlic,spinach,broccoli, tomatoes,milk thistle,and u nprocessed meats. However,if you do decide that oral supplementation of glutathione is the best choice for you though,I recommendL iposomal Glutathione by Empirical Labs,or S-Acetyl Glutathione by Xmogen; both these products can be ordered for you by a physi-c ian,they are not at health food stores. You can also buy a highq uality whey protein supplement at any health food store,and this will quicklyr aise levels by providing the essential amino acids you n eed as precursors. Just be sure if you take whey protein,you are nota llergic to dairy components. If you have cancer,or take i mmunosuppressive drugs,or if youve had an organ transplant,I would avoid glutathione supplementation unless your doctor advises it.W hile glutathione is a great preventative measure to take, a nd Ive tried it orally,and by injection,the studies are inconclusive as to whether it is helpful for every disease and disorder that exists. Patients with AIDS or cert ain cancers do exhibit low l evels of glutathione,but its not clear whether the reduced levels are a result of the disease process,or w hether they played a part i n the manifestation of the d isease. Finally,acetaminophen is a drug mugger of t his nutrient so you will n eed to restore levels if you t ake that drug. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real S olutions. For more informat ion, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to t reat, diagnose or cure your condition. Take glutathione if you take acetaminophen Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Dont wait to get your childs eyes tested Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds DURHAM,N.H. (AP The University of New Hampshire is using a threeyear,$900,000 federal grantt o address regional gaps in newborn screening for heart d isease. The UNH Institute on Disability was awarded the grant from the U.S. Department of Health andH uman Services to address the challenges of implementing newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease in New England.O fficials say those challenges include staffing limitations at public health agencies and birthing facilities,as well as the wideg eographic distribution of birthing facilities across the r egion. The projects goals include enhancing connections between state public health departments and hos-p itals and making sure that families have access to diagnostic and treatment services regardless of how far away they live fromm ajor cities. UNH leads project on newborn heart screening

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, November 16, 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 the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.David E. Richardson, senior pastor;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 A rbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. a nd 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 the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our o nly 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 S chool, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Atonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING Rev. Jefferson C oxs sermon on Sunday will be based on the gospel reading of Mark 13:1-8. Following worship s ervice,members and guests will celebrate November birthdays in the fellowship hall with pie and ice cream.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Soul and Body.The keynote is from II Corinthians 6:16,...ye are the temple of the living God; The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church S EBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message titled Two Roadat the Sunday morning service. The Wednesdayn ight Bible study is canceled. Church of Buttonwood BayS EBRING Thanksgiving S unday will be observed with Communion being served. Pastor Cecil Hess is preaching on Which Sin is Most Common? The service is non-denominational and open to all. The church is participating in the S ebring area community Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Sebring Church of the B rethren. For information,call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sundaym orning sermon,raveling Truth,with Scripture taken from Mark 13:1-8. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING Pastor Robert R einhardt will deliver his sermon, The Eternal Covenant,on S unday. Points are:sacrifices of blood in the temple,blood of false s acrifices,blood of the everlasting covenant in Christ and the life in the new covenant in Christ. Adult Sunday school class is studying I Corinthians. Childrens and youth classes are studying M oses. A Woman's Heart Beth Moore Bible Study is in week eight at 1 p.m. Wednesday. T he church will again be hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day.This meal is for those of any age group singles, couples and families that are aloneo r in need. Meals can also be delivered to shut ins. No monetary donations will be accepted on Thanksgiving Day from those who are eating; this isn ot a fundraiser. There is only one requirement to qualify for the church dinner,make a reservation by Tuesday. Call the church,385-7848,from 10 a.m. to1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Give a number of how many will be attending or how many meals need delivered. Dinner will bes erved from noon until 3 p.m.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Wednesday e vening Bible study will be studying about the place to which all a spire,Heaven. The Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.The monthly board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday. Church offices will be closedW ednesday through Friday,Nov. 21-23,for the Thanksgiving holiday. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor( behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website isw ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristS EBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coley and Linda Ellis. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler,Sandra Laufer,F ran Goff and Effie Simmonds. Greeting the congregation will be Linda Johnson and workingw ith the children in Childrens church is Carol Graves. The acolyte for the day is Allilah K unsak. The pastors sermon is titled How to be Grateful When You Dont Feel Greattaken from Matthew 14:13-21. F or more information,call the church office at 385-0352. The c hurch is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK Sunday school is available for all ages. In the adult class,the pastor leads the class in a video series titled The Life and Ministry of the Messiah, sponsored by Focus on the Family. The lessons are filmed on location in Israel and narrated by historian/teacher Ray Vander Laan. Sundays film is titled Garden Tomb Roll Away the Stone.Matt Sboto teaches the youth class. This Sunday morning,the pastors sermon is titled Forever Thankful,based on Psalm 30. The choirs introit will be As We Gatherand the anthem,Sin g a New Song to the Lord. A town hall meeting will be held a t 4 p.m. to discuss the 2013 budget. The Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. A ll participants in the upcoming A dvent ceremony are asked to meet at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary for r ehearsal. Wednesday Bible study will be led by the pastor teaching How Do We Glorify God? There will be no childrens cho ir a nd ministry or adult choir practice. O n Thursday,the church office will be closed. At 8 a.m. Saturday,Nov. 24,the Hanging of the Greenswill take p lace. The church is at 215 E. Circle RELIGION Church News C ontinued on page 9B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 16, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.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, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: covpres@strato.net;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.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, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. 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 St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Gods Love Compels Usis the title of Sunday mornings sermon, given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday morning will be Celebrating Thanksgivingwith S cripture from Ephesians 5 :19-20 and II Thessalonians 2:15. The service will include R oland Bates singing a spec ial; Flossi Moore singing a s pecial; and Heartland Singers singing Learning to L ean. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix ber is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID This Sunday is Brown BagS unday at Memorial. Everyone is encouraged to bring canned goods for Manna Ministries. The items will be placed at the altar toh elp replenish the shelves at Manna. Come and join in the collection. The traditional and blended services will be led byP astor John Bryant with a sermon title of When the Stones Start Falling Down. W es Powell will preach in the contemporary New Song service in Rob ReynoldsF ellowship Hall. The youth are encouraged t o bring a bag of candy for the Manna Christmas gift bags. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. behind the tower. For m ore information,call 4652422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning lesson,Ministering Through Faith,is taken from Acts 28. Pastor Jim Scaggs will deliver theS unday morning and evening worship service messages.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Sunday,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Thanksgiving.Biblical ref-e rence is from Luke 17:1119.S ebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING This Sunday morning,the pastor will p reach on The Gift of Giving. Sunday school will study God Delivers and Protects looking at the Scripture from P salm 91. For more information,call 385-1597. Continued from page 8B RELIGION BALTIMORE (APA top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply witht he Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control. N ew York Cardinal Timothy Dolan,president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,said church leaders are open to working toward a resolutionw ith federal officials,but will meanwhile press ahead w ith challenges to the mandate in legislatures and in court. The only thing were certainly not prepared to do is g ive in. Were not violating our consciences,Dolan told reporters at a national bishopsmeeting. I would say no door is closed except for the door to capitulation. The bishops have been fighting the regulation sincei t was announced by President Barack Obama early this year. Houses of worship are exempt,but religiously affiliated hospitals,c harities and colleges are not. Obama promised to change the requirement so that insurance companies, not faith-affiliated employ-e rs,would pay for the coverage. But details have not b een worked out. And not only the bishops,but Catholic hospitals and someo ther religious leaders generally supportive of Obamas h ealth care overhaul have said the compromise proposed so far appears to be unworkable. Dozens of Catholic dioceses and charities have sued over the mandate,along with colleges,including theU niversity of Notre Dame. The bishops have made the issue the centerpiece of a national campaign on preserving religious freedom,w hich they consider under assault on several fronts from an increasingly secular broader culture. The Department of Health and Human Services adopted ther ule as a preventive service meant to protect womens h ealth by allowing them to space their pregnancies. Many bishops spoke out s harply against Obama during the election. The bishops s aid they were protesting policies,not the candidate himself. Obama won the overall Catholic vote. Top bishop: We wont give in on birth control rule

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C M Y K LEXINGTON,Ky (AP). You want that blessing to go? Not a problem. Centerpointe Christian Church at 865 Greendale Road has offered drivethrough prayers to those who need them since Easter. Church volunteers offer the prayers tailored to the concerns of each carload that comes through the two-lane prayer carrel at the church located off Leestown Road. Drive-through prayers are offered on the third Wednesday of each month. They will next be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. If the drive-through prayer ministry becomes really successful and so far,church members say it has drawn a good response the service might be offered on a weekly basis. e drive by unaware of what people carry daily,said Rex Hughes,who is in charge of the churchs prayer ministry. Its eye-opening. Its touching. Its a simple way to reach out to our community and say,re going to love you. Volunteers stand by as drivers stop. Driver and passengers are asked to relay concerns for which prayers are said. The information is written on a card,which is used for additional prayer later,organizers said. If participants are willing to offer an email address, they will receive additional information from the church. Rex Hughes,who is in charge of the churchs prayer ministry,said the church is gaining some members from the ministry.The idea for the drive-through prayer ministry came from a church member who had heard of its operation at another church, he said. Its really taken off,Hughes said. During its two-hour session,the church has had between 15 and 26 people drive through seeking prayer. Brian Bolton,pastor of the independent Christian church,which was founded in November 2004 and draws 230 to 250 worshippers each week,said the drive-through prayer ministry is part of its vision and passion to connect with those who are disconnected. Our mission is to connect with our community,Bolton said. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, November 16, 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 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1 1/2,16,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 1 1 HIGHLANDS SOCIAL DANCE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main dance lessons; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 0 0 8 8 2 2 RELIGION Faith Lutheran hosts Thanksgiving SEBRING Faith Lutheran Church will again host a free Thanksgiving dinner on ThanksgivingD ay. This meal is for those of any age group singles,couples and families that are alone or in need. Meals can also be delivered to shut ins. No monetary donations will be a ccepted on Thanksgiving Day from those who are eating; this is not a fundraiser. There is only one requirement to qualify for the church dinner, make a reservation by Tuesday. Callt he church,385-7848,from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Give a number of how many will be attending or how many meals need delivered. Dinner will be served from noon until 3 p.m.Interfaith Thanksgiving Service scheduledSEBRING The annual Sebring c ommunity interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday a t Church of the Brethren,across from The Palms of Sebring. The service is titled One Nation Under Godand will emphasize the unity of Gods people during theset imes. Highlights of the service include several musical groups:The H ighlands Community Chorus,the Heartland Harmonizers barbershoppers,Wings of Faith choir,vocalistsG eorge and Carol Kline,and instrumentalists Frances Dixon Taylor and C arol Weise. The Thanksgiving meditation will be brought by host pastor,Rev. DavidS malley. Other participants include Rev. Cecil Hess from the Palms of Sebring and the Church of B uttonwood Bay; Chaplain James Langham,Good Shepherd Hospice; Rev.Andrew Katsanis,Grace Bible Church; Howard Salles,Temple Israel;R ev.A.C. Bryant,First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Darrell A. Peer,First Presbyterian Church; Bishop SteveAustin,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; MajorV icki Stefanik,The Salvation Army; Rev. Ron DeGenero Jr.,St. John United Methodist Church; Deacon James McGarry,St. James Catholic Church; Rev. George Miller,E mmanuel United Church of Christ; and Rev.Tim Cain,St. John United Methodist Church. A freewill offering will benefit the Sebring Ministerial Fund for the needy. In addition,worshippers aree ncouraged to bring a non-perishable item to be shared with the Heartland F ood Bank. The public is cordially invited to attend this special event. For furtheri nformation,contact Rev. Cecil Hess by calling 446-3695.Community Thanksgiving Service is SundayLAKE PLACID Community T hanksgiving Service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 1 17 N. Oak Ave. The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association is sponsoringa Community Thanksgiving Service. There will be special music from the c ommunity churches under the direction of Joy Toll-Chandler and Joshua Klatt. B ring non-perishable food for Manna Ministry.Also,a love offering will be taken up to benefit Samaritans T ouch Care Center of Lake Placid. For more information,call the church office at 465-2742.Thanksgiving service presented by the Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The Christian Science Church will hold a Thanksgiving Day service to remind people of the won-d erful blessings God is constantly b estowing on man. At this service,the P residential Thanksgiving P roclamation will be read. Guests will a lso hear the 2012 edition of the T hanksgiving Lesson,which is read at a ll Christian Science Churches around t he world. The community is invited to join the congregation for this special service,with an opportunity to express individual gratitude. The service is at1 0:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day at 146 N. Franklin St. No collection will be t aken.First UMC hosts an ice cream socialS EBRING First United M ethodist Church,126 S. Pine St., will host an ice cream social at 2 p.m.S aturday Dec. 8 in the Family Life Center. The Back Porch Revival will provide the toe-tapping music. An extensive display of First Churchs centennial memorable will be in the music suite. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday,Dec. 9,in the sanctuary there will be a special service reminiscing 100 of First Church with a potluck luncheon in theF amily Life Center to follow. Ruth H andles play titled AVoice From T he Pastwill be produced by Toni and Clell Ford. As I began to reflect over my years of education,I saw how the hand of God placedm e in each one my teachers lives. I am thankful for the academics,but most of all,I appreciate the time invested beyond the school day.Thea cademics were important, but the nurturing I received ministered to my spirit and soul because of their Christian values. What a privilege it was to a ttend a Christian school in my elementary,middle and h igh school years. Thank you,Mom,for sending me to this school,and I am veryg rateful now to have spent the majority of my education t here. I also appreciate the teachers I had when I attended local public schools and colleges. One particular teacher m ade an investment in my early life teaching me how to r ead in six weeks so I could go into first grade at the Christian school. Otherwise,I would have been forced to repeat kindergarten again. I w ould have repeated kindergarten; I would have missed the opportunity to have then eatest firstand secondgrade teacher. They were so kind,and I appreciate how t hey always kept in touch with me as a student through t heir newsletters after they went to Niger as missionaries. What a special privilege it was that they have even stopped by my house on ac ouple of occasions while on break from the mission field. One of my middle school English teachers went home to be with the Lord many years ago,but I will never forget how structured shew as in the classroom. She was gentle; yet she gained t he respect of all students in her class. As a child,one of the best parts of the day for me was music class. I loved music,a nd I decided by the time I w as 10 that I wanted to be a music teacher. I wanted to be just like my music teachers.I m not exactly like them, but I love them,and Im t hankful that I have the privilege of passing along the great music education thatw as provided to me by these outstanding teachers. And t hank you,Mom,for supporting me by paying for all of my private lessons. Many times I remembered how the Lord has blessed mew ith encouraging teachers. It reminds me of the song Thank You for Giving to the Lordby Ray Boltz. The lyrics are as follows: One by one they came, far as your eyes could see. Each life somehow touched by your generosity. Little things that you had d one,sacrifices that you made, They were unnoticed on this earth In Heaven now proc laimed. I pray that all the teachers reading this article will not become discouraged or tired. Also,please be encouragedt hat you have not labored in vain. I Corinthians 15:58 s ays Therefore,my beloved brethren,be steadfast,i mmovable,always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. L eslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com A tribute to teachers A man once planned a boat trip to Europe. When his friends found out,theya ll came asking him to buy something for them while he w as there. When they had gone,he looked over theirl ists and found,to his dismay,that if he made all of their purchases,he would have no money left over to pay for the trip. In fact,ofa ll his friends,only one had brought money to purchase what he wanted the man to buy. When the man returned, h is friends gathered around him,eager to see what he had brought them back from his trip. To their surprise, they found that he had made only one of the purchases he had been asked to make. The man explained,One day,as I sat on the deck of the ship looking over your lists,a breeze came along and blew them all away,except for this one. How could that have happened?a frustrated friend asked. Well,he replied,this order was weighted down with the money needed to make the purchase wrapped up in it! Do you see the point? When we go to God in prayer,do we give Him something with which to work,or do we go before Him empty-handed? In other words,when we ask Him to help the poor,are we willing to help the poor? When we ask Him to comfort the sick,a re we willing to comfort the sick? When we ask Him t o help spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all thew orld,are we willing to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all the world? Are we willing? Sometimes,God uses us t o answer our own prayers. The question is this:Are we willing to do some of the work,or without lifting a finger,do we simply expectG od to cater to our every demand? Matthew 7:7 teaches about prayer,Ask,and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.Notice that in order for something to be given, found,or opened,we must first ask,seek,and knock. Yet,what role are we willing to play as God answers those prayers? James 2:15, 16 reads,If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,and one of you says to them,Go inp eace,be warmed and be filled,and yet you do not g ive them what is necessary for their body,what use is that? T he next time you ask God to answer a prayer,ask yourself this question first: Am I willing to do whatever God needs for me to do in order for this prayer to be answered?You might find some incredible results if you do! Kevins Komments is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Visit on the Internet at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.co m. Are we helping God answer prayers? Snapshots Come To The River Leslie Deese Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Kentucky church offers drive-through prayers

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 16, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 6 6 DIVERSIONS D ear Abby: My boyfriend, Richard,and I are a mature couple who have beens eeing each other for three years. I love him. My dog is the issue. Princessis a 2 -year-old rat terrier/mini-pinscher mix. She weighs 9 pounds and iss poiled. (I admit Im a softy when it comes to discipline.) She barks at any-o ne and anything she sees. Her barks are shrill and c an be annoying. But I live alone and feel she is protecting me. R ichard can no longer tolerate Princessbarking a nd has curbed his visits considerably. Except for this issue,he is my dream guy,and I feel lucky to have found him. I was mar-r ied for more than 20 years to a controlling man,and I h ad to defer or compromise on everything. I will not compromise on this. If eel Richard should understand my attachment to P rincess,especially when hes not around. I miss him. Our dates a re now only occasional. He thinks I prefer the dog over him,and thats not the case. Am I being selfish? Why cant I have themb oth? Is there a future for us,or have we reached an impasse? Wont Give Up the Pup,Lafayette,La. D ear Wont GiveUp: Loving ones dog is not b eing selfish. You could have them both if youw ould contact a dog trainer and start giving Princess a doggy education that includes boundaries. Incessant barking shouldn ot be allowed. Perhaps once Richard sees that Princess no longer regards him as a hostile intruder,he willf eel more welcome. But that could take some work on the part of all three of you,if hes still willing. Dear Abby: My grandpa remarried when I was a child. He and Grandma Ellaeach have five children. She is a wonderful woman. When the holidays roll around,especially Thanksgiving and Christmas,my grandparents always host at their h ome. Theyspend all day fixing up the house and preparing the food. When itst ime to eat, Grandma Ellas children think they should be first in the line. If s omeone else tries (some of us on my grandfathers side of the familyh ave small children),they grumble and complain. When the dinner is over, i s always my mom,one of my two aunts and me d oing the dishes and cleaning up. Grandma Ellas family never help. Theyj ust stroll back into the living room and watch TV or l eave to go somewhere else. It would be nice to get some help once in a while so Mom,my aunts and I could also relax aftert he meal. Just leaving the mess is not an option. We t ried it once,and Grandma and Grandpa ended up doing it. Any advice? Stressed in Advance in Iowa D ear Stressed: Gladly! This Thanksgiving when everyone arrives,Grandma a nd Grandpa should cheerfully inform the happy revelers that small children will be fed first,regardless of whose side of the familyt hey come from. At the same time,each of the adults should be assigned a cleanup chore so one side of the family isnt stuckw ith the entire burden. Unless your grandparents a ssert themselves,nothing will change,so please sug-g est this to them in advance. Dear Abby: When a man is married,who iss upposed to come first in his life his wife or his mother? Tired of Being Second String D ear Tired: At the risk of sounding preachy,the Scripture says a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife. As much as a man may love his mother,in order to have a strong and healthy marriage,his wife should come first if he must make a choice. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Small, yipping dog is keeping womans boyfriend away Dear Abby B y CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticFor anyone who cringed just a little while watching the trailer for Lincolnandw orried that it might be a near-parody of a Steven Spielberg film,with its heartfelt proclamations,sentimental tones and inspiringJ ohn Williams score,fret not. The movie itself is actually a lot more reserved than that more a wonky,nuts-a nd-bolts lesson about the way political machinery operates than a sweepingh istorical epic that tries to encapsulate the entirety of the revered 16th presidentsl ife. That was a smart move on the part of Spielberg and s creenwriter TonyKushner,a Pulitzer prize-winner for the play Angels in Americaw ho also wrote the script for Spielbers Munich. T alky and intimate but also surprisingly funny, Lincolnfocuses on the final four months of Abraham Lincolns life as hef ought for the passage of the 13th Amendment to the C onstitution,abolishing slavery,and strove to unite a nation torn apart by the CivilW ar. (It is based partly on Doris Kearns Goodwins b est-seller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.This t umultuous period provides a crucible to display everything Lincoln was made of, both his folksiness and fortitude. H e tells long,winding anecdotes to enlighten and charm those around him but also forcefully hammers home his points to get whath e wants. Totally unsurprisingly, D aniel Day-Lewis inhabits the role fully. He disappearsi nto it with small details and grand gestures,from his carriage to the cadence of his speech,and the Academy should probably just giveh im the best-actor Oscar now and get it over with. Although Lincolnitself often feels too conservative, stagey and safe,Day-Lewisp erformances is full of so many clever choices that he keeps it compelling. Of course,the film has all the top-notch technical hallmarks weve come to expect from Spielberg:Its handsomely staged and impeccable in its production design. But despite the dramatic streaks of misty white light streaming from the outdoors into these dark,solemn rooms of power a signature of his longtime collaboration with Oscar-winning c inematographer Janusz Kaminski Lincolnis much more muted from an aesthetic standpoint than last years equally old-fashioned War Horse.This is a movie thats easier to admire t han love; its impressive but not exactly moving. B ut it is unexpectedly humorous. The process of cajoling and coercing members of Congress to vote for passageo f the amendment provides several estimable character actors with wonderfully showy roles. Tommy Lee Jones does a spin on his can-t ankerous screen persona as the quick-witted,fiercely verbal Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, Thaddeus Stevens,a strong proponent of abolition. David Strathairn is the sharp-minded and condescending Secretary of State William Seward,who was Lincolns foe before becoming a member of his cabinet. There are almost too many great supporting players in juicy,tantalizingly small parts. Youd love to see more from all of them,including Lee Pace as a grandstanding Democrat railing against the amendment on the House of Representatives floor, Michael Stuhlbarg as a conflicted congressman,Hal Holbrook as the powerful Lincoln ally Preston Blair and Jackie Earle Haley as the vice president of the Confederacy.And then there a re James Spader,John Hawkes and Tim Blake Nelson as the cynical,gladhanding trio hired to lobby the toughest Democrats ands ecure those final,crucial votes; their banter is a cons istent source of laughs. It gets to the point where m ajor figures in Lincolns life Sally Field as his wife,Mary Todd Lincoln, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his elder son whos eager tos ee combat dont register as powerfully as they should because the script is just so packed. And that effort to contain s o much history in one feature film especially extends to the ending. This is no spoiler we all know what happened to Lincoln but theres a beautifully photographed moment that occurs before his assassination that would have left the film on the most perfectly lovely,poignant note. Instead,it keeps going and becomes the movie you might have feared Lincoln would be. Day-Lewis is tremendous in Lincoln MCT Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Linclon. Movie Review Lincoln Rating: PG-13 ( intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language) Running time: 150 minutes Review: (of 4 Associated PressMOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev says hes feeling the effects of old age,but aims to stay active as long as he can. Speaking Tuesday at a presentation of his new book,the 81-year-old former Soviet leader said:In the last few years Ive begun to ail,and seriously. In the last five years Ive had four operations. But I really will continue to work as long as I have the strength,he said,according to the Interfax news agency. The book,titled Alone With Myself,chronicles Gorbaches life from his childhood to the 1991 demise of the Soviet Union. The book,dedicated to his late wife Raisa,is full of previously undisclosed personal details,including the story of their romance. Raisa Gorbachev died in 1999 of leukemia. In the book,Gorbachev describes how they first saw each other at a dancing party: During the first meeting, she showed no interest in me. And I tried not to show that she made a huge impression on me. During their next meeting, Raisa said she couldnt believe that Gorbachev was 20 and that he looked much older. I reacted stupidly:I ran for my passport and showed it to her. And then I felt badly about it,ashamed before the other boys. There also was an element of jealousy. Raisa was being courted by a young man whose affluent family was in sharp contrast with Gorbaches peasant roots. But Raisas romance with the man ended after a few months when his mother disliked her at their first meeting and demanded that he rupture the link. She and Gorbacehv started dating and married in 1953. Raisa borrowed shoes for their wedding from a friend. He also chronicled Raisas battle with leukemia, describing agonizing days at her bedside,and tells of the stroke she suffered when a group of hardliners briefly ousted Gorbachev during an August 1991 coup attempt. She lost her speech,and her right hand went numb. I remembered her eyes in these minutes,and I still see them. There was a fear and a pleading in them,he writes. Raisas health continued to deteriorate after that. Gorbachev issues new book, laments illnesses

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, November 16, 2012 urricane Sandy devastated coastal communities all along the Eastern Seaboard and killed more than 180 peop le in the United States and Caribbean,according to reports. Sandy was the 18th tropical cyclone and named storm and 10th hurricane of the 2012 hurr icane season. In August,Isaac delayed the 2012 Republican National Convention,killed 41 people and caused millions in damage. According to Reuters, disaster modeling company EQUCAT estimated Sandy caused up to $20 billion in insured losses and $50 billion in economic losses in the United States alone,ranking the storm as the fourth-costliest catastrophe ever in the U.S. Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs atP rinceton University. He also is faculty associate of the A tmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program. In the wake of Sandy, Oppenheimer told CNN,s a foretaste of things to come. Bigger storms and higher sea levels will create a growing threatin the coming decades. Steven Hamburg,chief scientist of the nonprofit organization the Environ-mental Defense Fund,agreed and said c limate change is the direct c ause of increasingly destructive storms: Yes. Without a doubt,the pattern of the new normal is very consistent with the changing climate. We can look at things like the increase in sea temperatures and know they are directly caused by climate change and increasing the power of a storm like Sandy. We cant predict a month from now,this is going to happen or this storm will hit,but what we can anticipate with a high d egree of confidence is we will e xpect to see more of this. Hamburg said the consistent rise in global sea and air temperatures means increased melting of sea ice at the poles, which changes weather patterns and that water evaporates more rapidly,creating intense rainstorms. According to a study by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as reported in the Milwaukee JournalS entinel,summer ice melt over the Arctic Ocean wasm ore than all previous measurements and equaled an area l arger than the state of Texas. This is not only a record low,but it easily broke the pre-v ious record,set in 2007,says SteveVavrus,a senior scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research at the university,according to the school. Hamburg said that the ice melt creates an effect like a b oulder gaining steam as it rolls down a hill. e are losing the snow and ice because were getting w armer,and then more snow and ice melts. Water absorbs m ore sunlight than ice,which r eflects much of it back, Hamburg said. The reason y oud make your roof white instead of black is because it reflects the light back. On a hot day,you dont go sit on black asphalt,because youll scorch. Hamburg said this also affects vegetation and agriculture. The nights are getting warmer than the days are,and there are impacts on vegetation. A particular example is, in my own area in Rhode Island,it makes it hard to make maple syrup,because you need warm days and cold nights. Combined with dense development in coastal areas, rising sea levels and more s torms that make landfall,climate change is going to be very costly. s not one uniform effect,but in Rhode Island, w here I live,in the past 75 years,the water is 8 inches higher than 75 years ago,and it is going to rise at a faster rate,Hamburg said. Development has assumed the geography is constant,so it created the conditions that are dangerous. Ironically,the same process that creates heavy storms also can cause drought. That puzzles people,but we saw that this summer. If you get m ore of your rainfall in big e vents,you can still have longer p eriods of no rain. Its a double w hammy.Thats one of our challenges managing wateri n all aspects. Ensuring water when we need it and for vegetation,Hamburg said. In order to slow climate change,Hamburg said,people should focus on their energy usage. e need to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases over the long term that means carbon dioxide. We are affected by the carbon dioxide of our parents and grandparents, as well as our own,Hamburg said. In the short term,we emit gasses such as methane and black carbon,which is different from carbon dioxide. They are much stronger trappers of energy in the atmosphere,but dont last as long. Hamburg suggested reducing emissions of methane, which is in natural gas,can slow the rise of temperatures. e cant keep the train from getting faster,but we can slow the rate of increase, Hamburg said. That allows us to build an economy that emits less carbon. Thats going to take a while. We can move to more efficient buildings and focus on renewable energy,but it will take time. Hamburg saidanything that heats or cools your home or water uses the most energy. He has equipped his house with a programmable thermostat that allows the family to heat single rooms instead of the whole house and uses a timer to turn the heat or air on at certain times of the day when its needed. When we go to bed,the heat is off. Before we get up,it comes back up. Were not here very long before we leave for school and work. Those kinds of simple things that dont affect us can make a big difference. Its sort of our down payment. Hamburg said climate change is happening and welldocumented. ou have to prepare for (increased temperatures and more storms and drought). It will happen,Hamburg said. It isnt coming as a shock. This is based on well-understood physical properties. We were talking about these patterns (seventeen years ago),and what we expect to see. Thats happening today and will happen more quickly. SOURCES:NOAA, NBC NEWS, THE GUARDIAN, THE L.A.TIMES, THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISONH T ornadoes: As of October, there were m ore than 850 confirmed tornadoes. D rought: A La Nina p attern continued, b ringing little rain to the s outhern half of the c ountry. As of S eptember, more than 2 ,000 U.S. counties had b een designated as d isaster areas by U SDA, mainly due to d rought. W ildfires: As a result of an extremely dry winter and hot summer temperatures, Colorado witnessed the worst fire seasons on record.The fires have scorched h undreds of square m iles and approximately 600 homes and are expected to cost up to $ 450 million in insured d amage. Storms and flooding: A warmer climate can i ncrease the number of severe rainstorms. T he June derecho a wind storm associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms swept across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and is blamed for 17 deaths and widespread power outages. Hurricanes: Since 1995, there have been more tropical storms and hurricanes, attributed to warmer ocean temperatures. In late August, Hurricane Isaac dumped 9 to 12 inches of rain on New Orleans, causing up to $2 billion in damages. We still dont know the full extent of damage from superstorm Sandy, but the storm is now blamed for 180 deaths and estimated to have cost up to $50 billion. Snow: Just days after superstorm Sandy, a record snowfall of 4.7 inches fell in New York Citys Central Park when another noreaster hit the northeast.2012 SOFARWeather-related events on the riseSource: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, National Hurricane Center, news reports, www.insurancejournal.com, AccuWeather, MCT Graphic: Kate Nieland, Chicago Tribune and MCTH urricane Katrina helps make this year the costliest in modern weather history: $160 billion for the year and $144 billion for Katrina F looding on the M ississippi kills 48 people $32.8 billion Blizzards dump 1-4 feet of snow over Appalachians, M id-Atlantic and Northeast. Severe f looding follows $ 4.3 billion Severe fire often occurs in t andem with drought; in this fire season, 7 million acres burn in the West $ 2.6 billion Hurricane Andrew is the second-costliest hurricane after Katrina but may be surpassed by Hurricane Sandy $43.3 billion A severe freeze in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley in California causes the loss of citrus, avocado trees and other crops $3.7 billion Heat wave and drought in the central and eastern U.S. causes severe losses in agriculture and related industries $77.2 billion Heat waves and drought can often be the most costly disasters over time because of their impact on farming; this one in 1980 cost $60.2 billion in damage El Nino brings storms and flooding, especially in the western and southern states $2.5 billionDisasters with at least $1 billion in damage2011 2010 2 009 2008 2007 2 006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980Storms, flood B lizzard, freeze W ildfire Heat, drought Tornado H urricaneIn order of occurrence, all damage estimates in 2011 dollarsNONE NONE NONE NONENOAA acknowledges that the data it uses to monitor weather and cost has improved over time and could raise the number of billion-dollar weather disastersUnprecedented tornadoes, fires, storms, hurricanes and floods contributed t o a record 14 U.S. weather and climate disasters that caused $1 billion or m ore in damage in 2011.There were just an inordinate number of extremely hazardous and deadly, destructive weather events, said Greg Carbin, a m eteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. U.S. costs from severe drought conditions, wildfires, and now Sandy are expected to surpass those incurred in 2011. Melting iceThe amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to an all-time low this year, shrinking 18 percent smaller than the previous record set in 2007. In millions of square miles (sq. km) and date measured When sea ice melts, more of the dark ocean surface is exposed; 90 percent of sunlight is absorbed, warming the Arctic oceanSource: Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis Graphic: Melina Yingling Median melt, 1979-2000 Arctic sea ice extent, Sept. 19The big problem Minimum ice extentGREENLAND9/18/079/20/08 9/13/09 9/21/10 9/11/119/16/121.61 (4.171.77 (4.591.98 (5.131.79 (4.631.67 (4.331.32 (3.41 Severe drought conditions,rampant wildfires and destructive hurricanes: Are these extreme events a forecast of things to come? Scientists point to climate change as the direct cause of increasingly destructive weather.By Merrie LeiningerMcClatchy-Tribune Information ServicesRISING TEMPERATURESGlobal Highlights from the National Climatic Data Center,part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Northern Hemisphere land surface temperature for June 2012 was the all-time warmest June on record, at 2.34 degrees Fahrenheit above average,based on temperatures recorded since 1880. The globally averaged land surface temperature for June 2012 was also the all-time warmest June on record, at 1.93 F above average. The June worldwide ocean surface temperatures ranked as the 10th warmest June on record.R ICK NEASE/ DETROIT FREE P RESS/ M CT MCT