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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 142 | 75 cents w ww.newssun .com H ighLow 79 56C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Partly sunny and warm F orecast Question: Do you think this Christmas shopping season will be better for businesses than last years? Next question: Will you miss Twinkies if they go away forever? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Joan Griffin Age 85, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 37.7% No 62.3% 099099401007 Total votes: 85 Arts & Entertainment3B Books8B Business1C Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Pause & Consider2B Places to Worship6B Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 2 2 6 6 Courtesy photo Darrel Smith was awarded a plaque by the members of the former CCC Alumni Chapter 169 at the Nov. 3 CCC Festival. By LARRYLEVEY News-Sun correspondentSEBRING For some people, life is a proud journey. For people like Darrel Smith, life is an ongoing series of proud journeys. Hes had a career as a professional photographer and businessman, and today hes on a journey as a historian and teacher and as a survivor. The most recent of these journeys began when he was hired in the mid-1990s by Highlands Hammock State Park as the curator of the states Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. He soon became a park ranger but continued researching the history of the park and the role played by the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was also the liaison between the park management and the local CCC alumni chapter, partly made up of a number of former CCC Boys. As he listened to the CCC stories told by these Boys, he realized he could turn these stories into a CCC Re-enactment. Their stories became his stories, his living history. One of his favorite stories has to do with a family of eight sons during the Great Depression whe n food was scarce. One day his dad showed up with a bag full of corn flakes and treat of treats some milk! His mother divided her sons into two groups: the older and the younger. The older boys ate first but so that everyone had his fair share, they had to eat the corn flakes and milk with guess Darrel Smith: historian, teacher and survivor See SMITH, page 6A News-Sun photo by BARRYFOSTER Hostess Brands store manager Felicia Laforge rings up early birds Saturday morning as customers flocked in to get lastminute deals at the Avon Park outlet store. Alas, the Twinkies had been sold out Friday. Laforge said the store will remain open until the inventory has been sold. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING While Highlands Countys unem-p loyment rate shrunk to its lowest level in years last month, the employment gains could soon take a hit from companies beginning to downsize. One immediate casualty l ocally is employees of the former Hostess Brands s tore on State Road 64 West in Avon Park. Store manager Felicia Laforge said they will sell down their inventory then lock the doors. e could be open as late as this comingT uesday, she said. We sold out of the Twinkies on Friday The abrupt closure notice came in response to parent company Hostess Brands announcement this pastw eek that it is winding down operations and has f iled a motion with the U.S. Unemployment picture better, but not for all Hostess store in Avon Park closing will put 7 out of work N ews-Sun file Gingerlee Mitchelllindo is planning legal action against anyo ne involved with the removal of the wall around her property, which is scheduled for late December or mid-January. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING No official date has been set f or the demolition of the wall located at 503 E. Center Ave. near Sebring Middle School, but city officials say that the wall will indeedc ome tumbling down soon. After several years of disputes, civil suits a nd objections from the property owner Gingerlee Mitchelllindo, the city of Sebring h as continued to push forward with the project to take down the wall that encompasses t he lot. Friday afternoon, City Administrator Scott Noethlich confirmed that a pre-quote meetingh ad occurred the first week of November. The City plans wall demolition, owner plans legal fight See JOBLESS, page 5A See WALL, page 5A N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Nearly 200 female singers hold a high note which filled the Sebring High School Smith Center Thursday morning during a singing workshop. Sebring and Avon Park High were given lessons together by professionals in the field. Denise Helbig of Tampa (right served as the workshop clinician for the females members of both schools chorus during the full-day program. S S i i n n g g i i n n g g l l e e s s s s o o n n s s By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comS EBRING Voices could be heard ringing from the Sebring High School Smith Center Thursday during a singing workshop and clinic put together by two local professional singing groups, the Heartland Harmonizers and Heart of Highlands. The two groups gathered Avon Park High School and Sebring High School chorus students together for a day of exercise and improvement. Stirling Snider, a member of the Heartland Harmonizers, said thew orkshop has been held for the past five years. Vocal coaches and professional singers showed the students a number of techniques and skills that help with their art. Clinician Denise Helbig worked with the nearly 200 girls from the high schools chorus groups throughout the day Thursday. e have workshops like these throughout the state of Florida, said Helbig. These one-day acapella workshops help with a number of different things for these growing singers. The girls watched as Helbig swayed and moved as she sang, demonstrating that certain movements increase the range of sound from the singer. The girls focused on widening their mouths for certain high and low notes and better posture for pitch and sound. Girls focused on perfecting their scale and range as they rehearsed their number Students take a few tips from the professionals at workshop See STUDENT, page 6ASebring Youth Sports flag football team beats West Tampa to take Mid-Florida Football Super BowlSPORTS, 1D Super Bowl Champions Room to growA von Park eyes Lacey Hills s ubdivision for annexation PAGE2A LI VING, 1B
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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS Reflections prepares for Craft BoutiqueA VON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake is holding its annual Craft Boutique from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1. Ifi nterested in becoming an exhibitor, call Bernice H uskey at 452-5215. The cost is $10 per exhibitor.Commodities not distributed in DecemberSEBRING No commodities will be distributed during the month of December. 2013 Early Certification is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 8-11 at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. Next distribution will be from 9 am.. to noon Friday, Jan. 18 at The Salvation Army. Clients in vehicles with new 2013 commodities cards may use drop off lane for their distribution pick-up. Clients without 2013 commodities card must come inside to certify for the new year and receive the new distribution on the same day. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For any questions, check with The Salvation Army by calling 385-7548.Elvis will be in the buildingSEBRING On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Todd Allen Herendeen will be performing at Tanglewood at 7 p.m. The Elvis portion of Todds show is second to none. As well, Herendeen will highlight the works of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. In addition to great great rock and roll, Herendeen and his Follow That Dream Band perform gospel and have a hit with their patriotic chart topper, My Name is America. All p roceeds from this show, sponsored by NewsomEye, will go to the Tanglewood ResidentsCancer Benefit. Tickets are $10 and will b e on sale at the Tanglewood Clubhouse each Thursday from 3-4 p.m., as well as from 6-7 p.m. today. Tanglewood is a half a milen orth of the Sebring Walmart across from Dennys.Silver Eagle plays at Senior CenterSEBRING Live country music by the Silver Eagle Band will be played for listening and dancing pleasure from 1:30-4:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Cost of admission is $5. Come and enjoy great music, see old friends and make new friends as well. For more information, call 471-1737.Open entertainment at TanglewoodSEBRING Today starts the new season of entertainment at Tanglewood with two talented entertainers: The Donna and Dunning Show at 7 p.m. These two will keep guests entertained for the evening. Donna Moore, a veteran of the theatre, she performed her singing tributes of legends like Cher and Patsy Cline, which earned her rave reviews in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Plus welcome to the world of Dunning Shaw, simply put, one of the most versatile vocalists in the industry. In 1990, Dunning formed ocals Unlimited performing 200-300 shows per year. This is a new twist to a stage show, which has earned him the name The Man of a Thousand Voices. Gate and snack bar open at 6:15 p.m., with show at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Tanglewood is one-half mile n orth of Walmart on U.S. 27. For information, call 402-0 763.Sebring Masons serve barbecue lunchS EBRING Sebring Lodge No. 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat barbecue c hicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for an $8 donation. The menu is chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; take out orders are available. Leisure Lakes Homeowners gather MondayLAKE PLACID The Leisure Lakes Homeowners Civic Association Inc. will hold their November meeting at Bishop Park in Lake Placid at 10 a.m. Monday. The meeting will feature Crime Watch issues and a representative from Highlands County Sheriffs Department will do a presentation on the recent burglaries in the Leisure Lakes area.The meeting will also cover all the upcoming activities for December and January. All homeowners living in Leisure Lakes are invited to attend. New members are welcome.Model Railroad Club meets TuesdaySEBRING All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets most months at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. Members run model railroads on their HO Gauge modular layout. Call Curtis Petersen at 382-6967. Continued on page 7A George E. Sebring, although a Methodist, hada deep appreciation for The S alvation Army and donated the land that the corps building sits on today at 120 N. Ridgewood Drive, the oldest existing churchb uilding in Sebring. The building has a beautiful stained glass window that contains the image of William Booth, founder ofT he Salvation Army. William Booth embarked upon his ministerial career in 1852. He walked the streets of London and preached hope, salvationa nd the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, homel ess, hungry and the destitute. He was a traveling evangelist and attractedf ollowers who were dedicated to fight for the souls o f men and women. In 1874, Booth had 1,000 volunteers and 42 evangelists, serving under the name The ChristianM ission. Booth was reading a printers proof of the 1 878 annual report when he noticed the statement The Christian Mission is av olunteer army. Crossing out the words volunteer a rmy, he penned in Salvation Army and from those words came the basiso f the foundation deed of The Salvation Army. By the 1900s, news of T he Salvation Army spread around the world, having officers and soldiers in 36 c ountries, including the United States. The Army organization was well structured, flexible, and was the inspiration for many needed services,i ncluding the first food bank, womens social netw ork, child day care and missionary hospitals. During World War II, T he Salvation Army operated 3,000 service units for t he armed forces. In 2009, they served 106 nations around the world, going where the need was greatest and directed by faitha nd their love for all people. M any of the earliest pioneers in Sebring were Salvation Army officersa nd soldiers. Prominent retired Salvation Army M ajor Everett Case, who commanded the Sebring unit from 1987-90, statedt hat many of the Armys top world leaders retired in Sebring and died here. This T he Salvation Army has long history C entennial Notebook By Jen Brown See SALVATION, page 4A The phone number for Family Home Health Services is 446-2498. The number that appeared in a story on Fridayw as the fax number. The News-Sun apologizes for the error and appreciates the chance to set the record straight. Correction By BARRYFOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Council members in the City of C harm took their first steps t oward another annexation on Tuesday evening. This time it is the Lacey Hills neighborhood on the south side of the city that officials would like to absorb. The a ction could mean more than $ 40,000 a year to the city in taxes and fees paid by residents in that area. Described in city docum entation as a voluntary annexation, the process involves a dual referendum m eaning that both residents o f the city and residents of the affected area would have to vote in favor of the move. C ouncil members approved the first step in the process, which involves fili ng an annexation report with the Highlands County Board of County Commission. The Lacey Hills neighborh ood is an area situated south of Ernest E. Sims Street and n orth of Garrett Road. It is b ordered on the east and west by Cummins Avenue and South Lake Boulevard respectively. The parcel cove rs approximately 43 acres and includes an area owned by the city near Cummins A venue and Garrett Road. That reportedly is to be used for a regional wastewater p ump station. Of the 1,612 lots in the area, 92 are listed as improved. Early indicaAvon Park looking at annexing Lacey Hills See AP, page 4A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Aeromed made a grand entrance Saturday morning by touching down in the middle of the Touch A Truck, Touch A Plane event in Sebring. Both youngsters and grown-ups explored a variety of vehicles on display. Touch a Truck, Touch a Plane News-Sun photo by K ATARASIMMONS W hile checking out an e xcavator, Liam McCann, 2, of Sebring is surprised by a fire truck siren Saturday morning during Touch a Truck, Touch a Plane at the Sebring Regional Airport. The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sebring and allowed chil-d ren of all ages to get an u p-close look at a variety o f heavy equipment, large trucks, public safety vehicles, airplanes and more.
C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com V ICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgM ITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com A DVERTISING www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 18, 2012Page 3A It reports that the cost of a 12-item meal for 10 people rose on average only 1 per-c ent (or 28 cents over 2011 from $49.20 to $49.48 less than $5 perp erson. Compare that small increase to the 13 percent risef rom 2010 to 2011. The estimated cost i ncludes turkey,stuffing, cranberries,sweet potatoes, peas,rolls and butter,milk,c offee and items like eggs and onions used in preparat ion. The results are informal and averages based on prices volunteers collect from grocery stores across the coun-t ry. The cost in 2012 is more t han double for the same menu bought in 1986,the first year the federation con-d ucted its survey. The biggest single expense of the meal is the turkey itself. This year it averages$ 1.39 a pound,about 66 cents more for a whole bird than in 2011. It is possible to find at urkey even less expensive as stores often discount them near the holiday. T here is another way to put a turkey on the table, a lbeit usually more expensive hunt it down yourself. The Florida Fish and Wild L ife divides the state into four zones. The south half of H ighlands County is in zone A; the northern half is in zone B. Florida has two turkey seasons a year,one in the springa nd one in the fall. Zone As fall season runs from Nov. 17 t o Jan. 6; zone Cs season runs from Nov. 3 to Dec. 20. In both cases hunters may usea ll legal rifles,shotguns, muzzle loaders,cross bows, bows and pistols. In this part of the country the predominate breed is the Osceola. T here are a few rules. Only gobblers (males turkeys may be taken. No dogs,recorded turkey sounds or baits may be used,andr oosting birds are off limits. For those who root for the wild turkey,here a few factsf rom the National Wild Turkey Federation: While almost extinct in the e arly 1900s,thanks to conservation efforts mostly by h unting and outdoor groups, wild turkeys now have a nationwide population ofa lmost 7 million. Hunting helps keep the population b alanced and healthy. Wild turkeys are not defenseless. They can run up to 25 mph and fly as fast as 55 mph (although not forl ong distances). They have sharper vision than humans a nd can view their entire surroundings simply by turning their heads. T hey do have a disadvantage from domestic birds beyond sometimes being f illed with buck shot. Wild turkeys average 24 pounds, domestic birds can weigh more than 40 pounds. According to bloggers on h untingwashington.com and shotgun.com,wild turkeys a re smaller,darker and richer then farmed birds,with am ore intense flavor. Most w riters said cooked properly, wild turkey is hard to disting uish from the domestic variety. The main warning is ton ot overcook the meat, b ecause it can be dry. T wo bloggers recommended using oven bags,several said deep frying gave excellent results. To avoid any gamey taste, soak the bird in brineo vernight before cooking. H appy hunting for those with the skill and the energy. Meanwhile,the rest of ush ave two new things to be grateful for:stable prices and supermarkets. There are still three days to find turkey for Thanksgiving Is time to talk turkey.The American Farm Bureau Federation released its 27th annual survey of Thanksgiving Day meal costs. OK,if youve been payi ng attention you might get that there are some people w ho are a tad unhappy about the results of the recent election. It doesnt help that a few of the group that won thee lection have indulged in a bit of gloating. I saw a F acebook post that implied that red state people were less educated than blues tate people. Others,in the spirit of being helpful, a re telling conservatives how they need to change in order to be more electable. I m very suspicious of the last group. Last I looked,the Democrats still want to win elections. Are they really going to tellR epublicans how to beat them? Isnt that like the Steelers telling the Bucs how to defeat them and get to the Super Bowl? (Inserty our favorite football team here if the Steelers are havi ng a bad year. If the Bucs are having a good year,s omeone please let me know so I can start paying attention). But,back to people being upset. There are af ew that are so ticked off that they have uttered the word secession. And they have gone so far as to petition the United Statesg overnment for the right to do so. According to an article on The Daily Callers website,675,000 electronic signatures have been collected on petitions to secede from the Union. All 50 states are represented, though some have more signatures than others. Texas leads the pack with more than 92,000 signatures. Some on the other side of the issue have not taken this lying down. There are two petitions that call for those signing secession petitions to be deported. Some cities in Texas have asked to secede from the state if it leaves the Union. If you go to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions you can see all kinds of petitions that have been submitted to the White House. According to whitehouse.gov,the Obama administration has promised to review any petition that goes above 25,000 signatures. In case you were wondering,yes,Florida has more than 25,000 signatures. Other petitions on the site include a call to recount the election (it hadm ore than 50,000 signatures when I saw it),a coup le dealing with Obamacare,and even one suggesting the President bei mpeached (good luck with the administration going w ith the last one). I understand that people have issues with the curr ent government. I have issues with the current government,ranging from the frivolous to the deadly serious. This was not theo utcome Id looked for. But I think those who want to pack up their stuff and leave need to consider their position. Or,to put itb luntly,they need to get a grip. L ets take Texas for example. Lets say theys ucceed in leaving the Union. How is this good for either side? On the United States side,they will have a heavily armeda nd ticked off nation on their borders. On Texas side,they will suddenly find themselves without the benefits the United Statesp rovide,which Im sure there are some. Plus,I keep thinking this is like a particularly messy divorce. Who gets custody of the military bases,for example? Somehow I cant see the federal government turning over military hardware. Even without it Texans will be well armed, which they may need to be if Mexico decides to invade. But seriously,we need to remember were a great country despite our problems. Instead of divorce, we should think about working together to get through the next four years. Meanwhile,Im thinking of creating a petition making chocolate its own food group. Whos with me? Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Time to go? Lauras Look Laura Ware 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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Focus on the freedom and faithEditor: For the record:Im registered as an Indpendent and voted for Obama. But also for the record:If Romney had won,I wouldve prayed for his administration with the same sincerity with which Ive prayed for the current one. Because for me, its a matter of where I focus my faith. Whether I choose to keep my faith focused on our apparent problems and divisions,thinking that things can never really change. Or whether I choose to keep it focused on the idea that with God,all things are possible. Whether to keep my faith focused on the idea that this administration or anyone else is ultimately in charge. Or whether to keep it focused on the idea that God is the ultimate guiding Prinicple,and this Prinicple is the desire of good for everyone. To the degree that I keep my faith focused on the idea that nothing is impossible with God and that God is in charge and desires nothing but good for all its to that degree I have no need to fear. Quite the opposite:Its in that focus that I have freedom. Freedom to live a good life no matter who or what seem to be the powers that be. Freedom to know that no problem or division need be insurmountable. Freedom to find peace with,pray with and even work with those whom I disagree. Freedom to allow God to be in the midst of all apparent divides and problems,and let Him do the mighty work. At least,this is where Ive chosen to focus my faith. God bless President Obama and our federal government,all the various governments around,and our entire nation. And God bless Govervnor Romney,his family and supporters,and all the other children of God who live in His world. Happy Thanksgiving. Paul K. Ferrell SebringGet on with the countrys workEditor: Now that the election is behind us and Senator McConnells declaration that the Republican partys number one task is to make sure Obama is a one term president is now moot. Whether Obama won because he called Romney a poopy headas Norquist contends, or because a majority of the citizenry decided he was the better choice to preside for the next four years is also moot. Perhaps,the Grand Old Party will refocus its attention on governance. Solving, or at least,not obstructing attempts to solve the nations problems,instead of playing dominance games at the expense of all of us. The hard-nosed tea party, young guns,in the House would be better advised to look to solving the nations woes; unemployment,taxation inequities,the debt and other travails which may interrupt their quick draw practice but bring them to awareness that their purpose, as provided in the preamble to our constitution,.........to promote the general welfare. So lets have an end to the games and posturing and double talk and doctrine rigidity and get on with doing the countrys work. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid BouquetsTournament raffle benefits wounded veteransEditor: On Saturday,Nov. 3, 2012,Trails End Fishing Resort held a Big Bass Shiner Fishing Tournament. We used this opportunity to hold a raffle to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. All of the money raised from the raffle will be used to benefit our wounded military personnel and their families. Trails End management would like to thank all of our friends,neighbors,FWC, and other volunteers that helped with tournament and the raffle. We would like to thank the Highlands County businesses and individuals that generously donated advertising and really nice items for the raffle. We would like to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals that made the raffle a success:Home Depot,Troy Doty,Walmart,Alan Jay Automotive Network,Don Elwell,Central Florida Yamaha,Lake Placid Marine,R & R Diesel, Rustys Fish Dip,Home & Office Essentials,Corbin Dyer,Dave Douglass,Barry Foster,Don Norton,Cohan Radio Group,Highlands Today,the News-Sun,and Heartland Sun Times. Please say thank you to these individuals and businesses for supporting our men and women in the military.The freedom that we enjoy in this country does not come free. Remember to do a kindness for someone today. Smile,it makes people wonder what you are up to. Gary and Janice Albin Trails End Fishing Resort Lorida
C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 1 1 Diane Walker 3x10.5 color 00025216 is where the Armys work in Florida really began, and through the years, Sebring became the top retirementc ity for Army officers. The international organization for retired Army officers, the SAROA(Salvation Army Retired Officers Association)w as founded in Sebring. The good works of The Salvation Army are well known throughout the world and specific services provid-e d by the Sebring Corps include feeding the hungry, spiritual guidance, hospital and nursing home visitation, prison visitation, disaster and emergency services,i ndividual and family counseling, probation services, p roviding decent school clothing, shoes and school supplies for children in need,s ervices to the Armed Forces, providing Christmas f ood and gifts for the needy, rent/housing and utilities assistance. The mission statement of this remarkable charity is The Salvation Army, an international movement, is a n evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the B ible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in Hisn ame without discrimination. Thanksgiving is Thursday and The Salvation Army will be serving the community once again, with free dinnerst o those in need. The dinner is Thanksgiving Day from 11 a .m. until 2 p.m. No one will be turned way, but they do ask if you would sign up sot hey know how many meals to prepare. T hey could also use more food donations, as well as people to help prepare and serve the meals. Call The Salvation Army today at3 85-7548 and ask for complete details. T heres still a few Centennial items left at discounted prices as well as the coffee table book Years of Sebring; they make terrific holiday gifts and pricess tart at just $1, so let me know if your interested. And a reminder to stop by the Centennial Mural on South Ridgewood and Magnolia, a rtist James R. Hahn is nearing completion for the public art tribute to our 100-year celebration; he appreciates meeting people that share the excitement and welcomes conversation by all. If you have any centennial n ews, or know of someone that deserves recognition forh onoring our Centennial, please let me know. Im available at 655-5554, or via email at JenBrown@email.com. Eachw eek I am amazed at the w onderful comments that come my way from NewsSun readers; thank you for reading the articles and taking the time to let me know you enjoy them, I really will miss it come year-end. Thanks to the News-Sun for the continued support. Reference this article every Sunday for updates through-o ut the remainder of this y ear, and a truly wonderful Thanksgiving to you all. C ontinued from page 2A tions are the city could realize just a bit more than $ 5,700 in property tax reve nues annually. Lacey Hills residents already receive both electric and municipal water service. Although the city would loose about 25 percent in water revenues if the residents there begin paying inc ity fees, that loss could be o ffset if properties were required to pay the citys fire a ssessment and franchise fees on their electric service. In his presentation to counc il, Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon estimated that c harging the residential fire assessment of $165 a year would bring in an additional $15,051 to the city coffers annually. A dditionally, municipal trash collection will be offered to the neighborhood. Switching Lacey Hills residents to city garbage would make the city another $ 19,656 a year. Deleon said the city needed to remain contiguous and c ompact, noting the recent annexation of South Florida S tate College. When asked to explain the process for citizens, Deleon told council he would leave that process up to CityA ttorney Gerald Buhr. Buhr was not at last weeks session. It had been pushed back to Tuesday due to the governmental observance of Veterans Day on Nov 13. C ontinued from page 2A AP eyes Lacey Hills for annexation Salvation Army has deep roots
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 18, 2012Page 5A FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main cardiac speed; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 6 6 meeting, which was led by e ngineer company CivilSurv out of Lakeland, brought a number of potential bidders to Mitchelllindos property to inspect the future project. C ity officials, surveyors and engineer teams have long said that Mitchelllindos wall is encroaching the right of way and line of sight ford rivers on South Orange Street who are trying to get onto Center Avenue, causinga hazard to drivers and pedestrians. T he amount of encroachment has changed a number of times, however. It was firsts aid to have been 2 inches, then 2 feet. Mitchelllindo has long felt that the city and itso fficials have somewhat of a vendetta against her for taki ng a stance against government officials. Im trying to do everyt hing the legal way, but my legal rights are being tramp led on, Mitchelllindo said. Ive been through a lot in my life and I thought I was done, but when the government and people high up dot hings like this and do wrong and watch others do wrong a nd dont stand up for the people, then I have a problem. M itchelllindo is currently putting the finishing touches o n a civil suit and an injunction she has prepared to use as a platform to sue each e ntity involved in the wall predicament. Mitchelllindo expects to file the lawsuit w ithin the coming days and with hopes of halting the C itys plans for demolition. Sebrings Purchasing Agent, Kirk Zimmerman, confirmed Noethlichs statement of the quote meeting,w hich brought out a handful of interested potential bidd ers. According to Mitchelllindo, only two local companies were present, botho f which left shortly after the meeting began. They wont touch it with a 10-foot pole, said Mitchelllindo. Same for the a ttorneys. Ive tried getting one, but no one in this county, no one in the surrounding counties (is interested h ad one attorney from down south take interest but (he wants $10,000 up front, t hats why Im fighting this myself. I will not stop until they leave my property and m e alone or until Im dead. Three vendors, EPB E nterprises, EPI and Falcon (each out-of-county companies), showed interest in the project, according to Zimmerman. T he deadline for bids is Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. The demol ition is expected to cost less than $15,000. The exact date for the demolition has yet tob e set. There isnt a date yet. We a nticipate that it will be done over the school holiday break. Possibly just after the f irst of the year or around the Martin Luther King (Jr.) holiday, said Noethlich. Continued from page 1A N ews-Sun file Gingerlee Mitchelllindo holds a picture of what the area in front of the wall that borders her property on Center Avenue in Sebring looked like before the intersection was modified by the county. Wall battle continues in Sebring I will not stop u ntil they leave m y property and m e alone or until Im dead.G INGERLEE MITCHELLLINDO wall owner Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets,i ncluding its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants This past Tuesday, H ostess permanently closed three plants as a result of a work stoppage. Wednesday, the company announced it would be forced to liquidatei f sufficient employees did not return to work to restore normal operations byT hursday. That didnt happen. The Avon Park store had b een open for better than a decade. It also means unemp loyment for seven workers there. Meanwhile, the October u nemployment numbers from the U.S. Department o f Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics were looking good. Figures released Friday indicated of the 43,878 people listed asc omprising Highlands Countys labor force, there w ere 3,797 people out of work. That made for an 8.7 percent unemployment rateh ere last month. The number was six t enths of a percent better than the countys 9.3 percent joblessness rate in S eptember and 2 percent down from the same time a year ago. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics so-called labor force participation rate the percentage of population that is employed or looking for work seems to be a shrinking fig-u re. In Florida it has dwindled 3 .8 percentage points over the past four years to an e stimated 55 percent. The national average of 63.6 percent is the lowest since 1981, when America was emerging from the Carter recession. Areduction in the labor f orce participation rate mathematically triggers a l ower total unemployment figure. A ccording to BLS numbers, Highlands Countys unemployment figure was the best in the Heartland, a h alf percent better than P olk Countys 9.2 percent a nd besting neighbor H ardee Countys 9.4 percent, the highest in the region. Nevertheless, all of the Heartland counties were well above the statewide and national averages, which were listed at 8.5 and 7.9 percent, respectively. Statewide, Florida s seas onally adjusted unemploym ent rate dropped to 8.5 p ercent in October. That was down two tenths of a percent from September and the lowest rate since December 2008. The Sunshine States seasonally adjusted total non-agricultural employment was 7 ,371,500 in October, a reported increase of 14,700 j obs over the month. O ctober was the 27th c onsecutive month with p ositive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for three years. The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services. Other industries gaining j obs included trade, transportation and utilities, pri-v ate education and health s ervices. Continued from page 1A Jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent Associated PressJACKSONVILLE An internal investigation is planned at the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office after one of itsd etectives resigned for making threatening comments about P resident Barack Obama. S heriff John Rutherford told The Florida times-Union the remarks made by detective Sam Koivisto were not a legitimate threat, but they wereu nacceptable workplace conduct. T he U.S. Secret Service is a lso investigating. Koivisto was a 26-year veteran with the sheriffs office. He quit in the face of the internal affairs probe following hiss tatements about the election. Comments were also made a bout the Democratic Party. Jacksonville detective resigns over Obama comments
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 11/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 2 2 3 3 Seminole Gaming; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; IO12123HSO hard rock tampa; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 8 8 By LARRYLEVEY N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING They planted trees all over America that are still growing. They developed parks all over America that are still in use. T hey fought forest fires, b uilt buildings, bridges, roads. In short, they rescued and restored Americas lands; and in so doing, they rescued and restored themselves and rescued and restored their families. A nd as they look back on t hose years, they are filled w ith feelings of pride and of gratitude. N ot bad for teenagers, teenagers enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps, a n outgrowth of the Great Depression of the 1930s and of President Franklin Delano R oosevelts New Deal. Many of these teenagers, all now well into their 90s, have kept the CCC heritage alive by joining a local chapter of the national alumni association (Chapter 169 Unfortunately, racked by thee ffects of age, it has now b een disbanded. The duration of enrollm ent for many CCC boys was six months. If you had a special skill, the time might be increased to a year, sometimes more. But in spite of this brief duration, CCC alumni tell their stories as though they took place last month or even last week, with names, places, dates, events vividly etched in their minds. W hen asked, How can y ou recall all these details so w ell? they talk about their s ense of appreciation, appreciation for the money the government paid them, usually $30 a month, with $25 sent directly to the family. My family was able to buy food, to avoid starvation, they would say without exaggeration. And appreciation for the way they were treated, with three hearty meals a day; with health care; with educational classes, from reading and writing to carpentry, r oad building and dozens of o ther subjects. And a chance to see the good old USA (some of these fellows had never been away from their home town before). T he CCCers also expressed a sense of pride, pride in knowing that what they were doing, like build-i ng state and national parks, would benefit the countryf or decades to come. Their work reflected high standards standards you can still see today. M embers of Chapter 169 have partnered with Highlands Hammock State Park and its State of Floridas CCC Museum. Chapter members have shared their stories withd ozens of community g roups, served as museum docents, took part in the production of three CCC videos and even helped witht he planning for the 1993 remodeling of the museum. The chapter hosted a national reunion of CCC alumni, also occurring in1 993. Its been passing out coffee and donuts at the yearly CCC Festival, along with a special CCC lunch-e on served at the Recreation Hall. B ut no more. Time has marched on. The CCC boys are running out ofs team and out of health. At the 2012 CCC Festival, held N ov. 3, the chapter was given a plaque from the Friends of HighlandsH ammock, thanking Chapter 169 for its contributions to t he parks CCC Museum. (In a touching finale at the plaque ceremony, it was noted that the frame for the plaque is made from woodf rom the building that houses the museum. The building was built by the CCC in the 1930s.) News-Sun correspondent Larry Levey is a former president of t he now-defunct Chapter 169 of t he national CCC alumni association. Appreciation and pride: A tribute to the CCC what? a fork, thus making s ure the younguns got their share. T hese re-enactments became another journey u ntil 2007, when they were temporarily interrupted. Thats when Darrel, an avid cyclist, had a near-fatal encounter with a car onH ammock Road, leaving him with multiple serious injuries, including brain damage and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. W hile he had to undergo a variety of medical and surgic al procedures and hospitalizations hes still under the care of doctors he also credits something else for much of his recovery: his CCC re-enactments, now performed about 25 times a year around the state. W hy? Im their mouthpiece to keep things going, he says. And if I didnt have this, Id be much worse mentally, adding something others might argue with: Besides, its the only thing Im useful at. He also talks about another journey hed like to pursue: t he creation of a CCC village at Highlands Hammock State P ark. Darrel, whos a volunteer at the park and a board member of the Friends of Highlands Hammock StateP ark, was awarded a plaque by the members of the former CCC Alumni Chapter 169 at the Nov. 3 CCC Festival. The plaque credits the C CC for rescuing Americas youth and its land. The p laque also thanks Darrel for helping to rescue an important chapter in Americas history. Continued from page 1A Smith continues his journeys for the afternoons performance of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Tenors, baritones, sopranos sang their respective parts, creating a beautiful harmony for everyone toe njoy. Boys worked together in the SHS Chorus room.T here, 60 young men were drilled vocally by a quartet group from Ft. Lauderdale.T he Heartland Harmonizers also worked closely with t he young singers, making sure to critique and congratulate the students ont heir hard work throughout the day. T he singers worked overtime on their tempo to perfect the old timey, barber-s hop harmony song Honey Little Lize. After a morning of r ehearsing and perfecting, the afternoon brought the o pportunity for both the boys and the girls to perform their routines for their c ounterparts. The workshop was a succ ess and brought a full day of new learning opportunities, bonding and skills harpening. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Quartet members direct the male members of Avon Park High School and Sebring High School chorus groups. The 60 young men spent their morning perfecting their pitches a nd sounds before performing their rehearsed number for their female counterparts Thursday afternoon. Student singers join voices to learn from veterans B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Users of Florida Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT problems Friday when technical issues at the contracting agency running the program shut down the system from 7 a.m. to about 1 p.m. throughout Florida and several other states. The states EBTprogram is run by JPMorgan Chase. The technical issues originated with the company and were national in scope. During the time the system was down, EBTcard holders were not able to use their cards for normal processing at grocery, convenience and other stores. According to DCF, stores may process amounts up to $40 manually and Walmart stores have the ability to manually process manual transactions of up to $100. EBTcards replaced paper coupon food stamps in Florida in 2008 and are used like a bank debit card. The U.S. Department of Agriculture created the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, which is administered by the state. In Florida, the overseeing agency is the Department of Children and Families. EBTcards also are used to distribute Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA families. That is a separate program from food assistance. Money is deposited into each EBTaccount monthly for either or both assistance programs. According to DCF, recipients must be citizens or approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Service, must have a job or be actively looking for one, agree to cooperate with child support enforcement and be a Florida resident. Nutritional assistance may only be used to buy food. It may not be used to buy prepared items like grocery store sandwiches or at restaurants. It may not be used to buy cleaning supplies, paper products, clothes, tobacco or alcohol. Temporary cash assistance is only distributed to families with children under 18, or until 19 if a full-time student in high school. Payments are distributed by the number and age of the children. Benefit amounts depend on the size of the family and their income and assets. EBT system crashes for six hours PLANTCITY(APAPlant City woman is being held in jail on a first-degreem urder charge after authorities found her infant son dead in her home. Jail records show 30-year-old Talae Akei Thomas is also charged with aggravated child abuse. Its not immediately known ifs he has an attorney. Police say when officers found Thomas l ying in a median on Thursday, she told them she needed to go to the hospital because she had lost her baby. T homas was taken to the hospital and officers went to her home to notify her family. Apolice report says that officers found the front door open and went inside, wheret hey found the body of her 5-week-old son. Autopsy results have not yet been r eleased by the medical examiners office. Woman charged in death of her infant son
C M Y K JOAN GRIFFIN Joan Elizabeth Griffin, 85, of Sebring, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at SomersH ospice House. Anative of Ozone Park, N.Y. she had l ived here since1988 coming from Hollywood, Fla. She loved to knit, play b ingo, volunteer and work with Green Thumb at several H ighlands County schools. S he was preceded in death by her husband, James J.G riffin Sr.; daughter, Joan Griffin; son, James J. Griffin Jr.; twin brother, John White Jr.; and sister, Doris Stotler. She iss urvived by daughter, Alice Ann (Michael S ebring, Fla.; son, Patrick William (Donnafin ofP ort St. Lucie, Fla.; sister, Ruth (Paul ers, William (Edith and David (LorettaWhite; four grandchildren, Valerie Lord-Eskew, Patrick Griffin,J oseph Griffin, Donald Griffin; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home,A von Park. NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by a noon meeting and speaker. The g uest speaker for November will be from Fairway Pines Assisted Living facility. An election of officers will also be held. All current and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.CMA meets TuesdayL AKE PLACID The local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake P lacid Holiday Inn Express. M embers attend local and southern Florida events andp lan two rides a month. This is a Christian-based a ssociation whose main purpose is to spread the Word of God to the motorcyclingc ommunity; the motto is changing the world one h eart at a time. Call 402-2225 with quest ions.Get tickets for S alvation Armys T hanksgiving dinnerS EBRING The S alvation Army Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at The Salvation Army Church, 120 N. Ridgewood Drive. Take a moment to call T he Salvation Army office a t 385-7548 to sign up for f ood donations, volunteering to help or sign up to attend the dinner yourselves. Free tickets are available now at The Salvation Army offices; call in reservations at 385-7548. This is the menu of food i tems that are needed: dressi ng, potatoes, string beans, s weet potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, pies, cakes and brownies.Tickets available for Ladies Christmas TeaAVON PARK The women of First Christian Church will have their annual Ladies Christmas Tea at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the church, 1016 W. Camphor St., and would like to invite all women to attend. The theme this year is Season of Joy. Bring your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, neighbor, or someone new. This is for ladies only, so leave the men at home. There will be entertainment, food, fellowship and fun for all who attend. The guest speaker will be Joy Baade from Lansing, Mich. and her topic is Joy on Joy. Tickets for the Christmas Tea are $3 each and can be purchased at the church office from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, or by calling 453-5334.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK T he American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke with Naomi at 4 p.m. today. Legion Riders meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Karaoke by DoubleD from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday. Entertainment by Steve Baker from 4-7 p.m. Friday.B reakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on thes creen at 2 p.m. today. Thanksgiving dinner served for $5 from 3-6 p.m.T hursday. Music by Uptown Country on Friday, and karaoke by Peg and Perry onS aturday, both evenings from 5-8 p.m. Call 4529 853. LAKE PLACID T he American Legion Post 25 will have music with G ary and Shirley from 5-8 p.m. today. Frank E. provides music from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Buddy Canova provides music from 6:30-9 :30 p.m. Friday. Call 4650975. T he Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have NASCAR and football ont he screen today. Wild Bill Karaoke will be set up. L oyal Order of the Moose officers meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. House Committee m eets at 7 p.m. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. General meeting at 7:30 p.m. Karaoke by Wild Bill Karaoke on Wednesday.T hanksgiving Day dinner will be served from 2-5 p.m. Thursday for $7, buffet-style (turkey, stuffing, gravy and fixings). Bring a dessert ors ide dish to share. Music by Frank E. Red Neck Joe Band p rovides music Friday. Lunch in lodge on Saturday.B ill and Moose Rockers provides music. Call 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host a turkey dinner at 4 p.m. Thursday.B reakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Food Drive benefits V eteransCouncil. For details, call 655-3920. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 will host a birthday party today. Music by Gary and Shirley from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Thanksgiving dinner from 2-4 p.m.T hursday for $8. Music by Frank E. from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Larry Musgrave from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-3920. T he Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday. County Shuffleboard Tournament isa t 9 a.m. Tuesday. Thanksgiving Day carry-in d inner is at noon Thursday. Davis Memorial Tournament is at 9 a.m. Friday; MiniS huffleboard Tournament is at 1:15 p.m. Ice Cream S huffleboard is at 1:15 p.m. Saturday; board meeting at 3 p.m.Call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Wacky Wednesday willb e from 5-6:30 p.m. Cost of the meal is $6.50. Dance o nly, $3, to music by Allen from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet is from 5-6:30 p.m.f or $12; dance only, for $3, to Gary and Shirley from 6 :30-9:30 p.m. (Reservations are needed for the buffet, call and leave message withn umber coming to eat). Queen of Hearts event is Saturday. Call 471-3557. T here will be Texas Hold Em (practice games A MVETS Post 21 on Wednesdays starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28. Tournament games start Dec. 12 and every Wednesday tof ollow. All welcome. The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, garlic bread and dessert for $6 from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.M usic to be provided by Patsy from 6-9 p.m. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 18, 2012Page 7A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp top nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 3 3 9 9 CHANDLER CREMATION SERVICE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; corners tone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 8 8 1 1 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 5 5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASK ET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 8 8 0 0 C ontinued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS OBITUARIES Griffin N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Highlands County Boys and Girls Club members along with Branch Director Ada McGowan are thrilled to accept a $1,500 check from Azure College Thursday evening. The B&G Club serves approximately 150 youth in the community. The partnership with A zure will allow additional funds to be gained for the club to use on a number of things. Shirley Sawyer and Debra Snyder of Azure stated that the partnership with Boys and Girls Club will be ongoing and that the college has adopted the club in order to be more available for the needs of the organization and the many lives it touches. A zure donates to Boys & Girls Club In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
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C M Y K LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, November 18, 2012 BYKIMNORTHSHINEDetroit Free Presshe turkey is the star of Thanksgiving,no doubt. But the spotlight will follow the chef whose hopes and dreams depend on a stellar performance on this day and for years to come. Since no one wants to be cast in a production of The House of the Sahara Desert Turkeor left to live down a reputation as the host whose famished guests filled up on knockwurst and nuts,we have compiled a guide to help the clueless in the kitchen. Whether you brine it or brown it (or,um,breakdown and buy it we wont tell),weve compiled a list of how to get started,what to do if you run into trouble (or need more advice,in general) and for entertainment to keep your holiday prep stress-free fun facts about the seasonal sidekick,ever-groovy gravy. Each chef must pick the best bird for his or her table. But dont let that chore ruffle your feathers. Here are some suggestions:PICKING THE RIGHT BIRDWeigh in.A turkey should supply about one pound of meat per person. If more guests prefer white meat over dark,consider buying turkey breasts in addition to the whole bird. Extra turkey legs also can be purchased to satisfy dark-meat lovers.Choices,choices.First,decide whether the bird of honor should be fresh,frozen,free-range,organic,natural or kosher. You may need to place an order for some varieties. Organic and kosher turkeys must meet certain USDA standards,and they can be harder to find and more expensive. Natural turkeys have been minimally processed and preserved. Some epicureans insist fresh or free-range turkeys shame the frozen variety,but others disagree. They swear frozen turkeys,which are typically flash frozen and specially treated to preserve juices and texture,can withstand any taste test.Young birds.Some in-the-know cooks insist on younger turkeys because they claim they taste better. Fry roasters are the youngest at about 4 months. Young hens and toms are 5 to 7 months old and the senior citizens of turkey farms live to about 1 year of age.Cold facts.Make sure theres enough room in the freezer and refrigerator to accommodate the turkey. Dont forget to allow for thawing time. Expect five hours per pound in the refrigerator,or about two days for a 10-pound turkey. Quicker thawing methods exist, but its best to let a turkey thaw on its own.C ool tools.Dont forget to decide whether special cooking utensils,such as a thermometer,cheesecloth for sealing in juices or a syringe for injection basting, are needed. Ingredients such as kosher salt or herbs for brining may be needed. Or consider playing turkey masseuse by buying seasonings cumin,garlic,chili pepper to concoct a rub.Banned birds.For households that choose not to make the turkey Thanksgivings main course or for hosts who wish to offer a turkey alternative for nonmeat eaters,consider a tofu turkey,aka Tofurkey (www.tofurkey.com). Creating a special vegetarian main dish that doesnt resemble a bird is more than acceptable,too. TURKEY ASSISTANCEIs your Tom looking like he just wont cook? Or worse,is he still sleeping in a blanket of ice? What does one do with all those slimy innards,anyway? Are there rules for how much stuffing a turkey-stuffer should stuff? And when its time to carve that prideand-joy main course,where exactly does the cutting begin? Turkey chefs who find themselves in these or any other avian conundrums can get help by picking up a phone or connecting with a website. Cookbooks,cook ing magazines or your favorite search engine might have the answers,too.B utterball Turkey Talk-Line:800-288-8372 or http://www.butterball.com/ (go to Tips & How-Tos; find the Talk-Line under Turkey Experts) The website also features a turkey and stuffing calculator and man y other tips. On the talk line,home economists and nutritionists answer turkey-related questions at these times: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (all times ETv. 21; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. the weekend before Thanksgiving,Nov. 17-18; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.Shady Brook Farms Turkey Line:888-723-4468 or http://www.shadybrookfarms.com This automated, press-a-number answering system provides informatio n by categories that include purchasing,roasting,carving and using leftovers. While the website provides stepby-step instructions,with video,in their guide to the Whole TurkeyA to Z,a FAQ and information on food safety.Honeysuckle White Turkey Line:800-810-6325 or http://www.honeysucklewhite.com Offers the same information as Shady Brook Farms.Reynolds Turkey Tips Line:800-745-4000 or http://www.turkeysuccess.com Recorded directions on defrosting and four roasting methods. The website offers recipes,tips,video demos and more using Reynolds products.USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline,888674-6854 or http://1.usa.gov/bmWQUT Operators provide information on food safety,including handling and labeling, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Online you can find answers to common food safety questions,fin d seasonal food safety information and Ask Karen,a virtual representative,which already contains answers to thousands of typical hotline questions and also is available as a live chat Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For similar tips as well as suggestions on special cooking methods,recipes,wine selection and other topics, check out:www.allrecipes.comwww.foodtv.comwww.meals.comI TS ALL G RAVY You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. Theres more of gravy than of grave about y Even Dickens knew that g ravy is the polar opposite of grave. Graves are cold.Gravy is warm! Graves are scary.Gravy is friendly! Graves are death. Gravy is life! OK maybe its not life, but it is delicious.And d eliciousness is a big part of life, especially around the holidays when piles of naked meat, potatoes and stuffing cry out to be slathered in great-grandms gravy of the gods! Sure, its full of grease and fat.But so are doughnuts and ribs. I t may not be health food, but in millions of households, gravy is a beloved tradition.Maybe thats why youll find gravy on more than just shirts and white holiday tablecloths.If you think about it, the word ravy has been splattered throughout popular culture.Here are just some of the ways the tasty treat has found its way out of the gravy boat, and into our everyday lives. Wavy Gravy (the man): Born Hugh Romney, this peace a ctivist and s hippie icon was the emcee at Woodstock who announced, What we have in mind is breakfast in b ed for 400,000!At Woodstock he was a member of a commune known as the Hog Farm, which still exists, owning and operating a 700-acre ranch.Wavy Gravy, now 72, is co-director of Camp Winnarainbow,ac ircus and performing arts camp for children. Wavy Gravy (the former ice cream): This Ben & Jerrs flavor, named for the peace activist of the same name, consisted of caramel and cashew Brazil nut ice cream with a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl and roasted almonds.It was discontinued in 2002, but it still has fans. Everything else is gravy: A common expression that seeks to put the emphasis on what is most important (such as the meat in a traditional meal), noting that everything else that might come with it is a bonus (such as the gravy that goes on the meat). Good gravy: A quaint and folksy way to express mild surprise.As in Good gravy, Bertha, is raining cats and dogs out there! Difference between gravy and sauce? Its fun to debate.But the truth is gravy is a type of sauce made from meat juices.It is often thickened with flour.But it may also be just juices left in the pan after the meat has been cooked. James A. Fussell, Kansas City StarA guide to Thanksgiving cookery Gather your cooking utensils together before preparing your Thanksgiving meal.JOHN MUTRUX/THE KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT ANDY LYONS/BETTER HOMES & GARDEN/MC TFollowing a few basic guidelines will ensure your turkey is the star of your Thanksgiving meal.JOYCE MARSHALL/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCTFor many families, gravy is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner. The Unknown SoldiersPAGE6 B
C M Y K Dear Abby: My parents are in their 80s. I have two brothers. Pete,the oldest,i s in his 50s and lives with them. Davelives next door. My parents support them both financially. Neither one works or even tries to find a job. Both of them are addicted to meth, and one is hooked on prescription pills as well. My parents know it but enable them by paying their bills. Pete and Dave steal and blame each other or any innocent family member who comes to visit. My parents are in total denial. There is major drug use going on every day,as well as potential violence. Pete and Dave threaten to shoot people all the time. Part of me understands its none of my business,and I have no desire to be around such dysfunction. The otherp art of me is furious and wants to put a stop to them using my parents. If I offer suggestions to my parents such as cutting off Pete and Dave they get mad at me. Im ready to sever all ties because theres no stopping this train wreck. I think my parents actually enjoy paying for my two 50-something brothers so they can stay high,never grow up and always be dependent. Any advice? No Name in the Southwest Dear No Name: I agree there is nothing you can do to saveyour parents or your brothers,for that matter. Their patterns are too well established. You can, however,save yourself. If seeing them is too painful,you have my permission to distance yourself from what appears to be their unhealthy symbiotic situation. Dear Abby: I live in a generally quiet neighborhood,but my next-door neighbors yell at each other and their children a lot. The shouting sounds like it is escalating. T his morning,the father yelled at his young son, telling him to name the letters of the alphabet he was pointing to. His lessonwas filled with anger and profanity when the boy made mistakes. It was finally interrupted by the mother,shouting for him to stop. He then screamed,Shut your mouth!and she responded, t you touch me! I dont know what to do. At what point should I call the police,or is this none of my business? Worried Neighbor in California Dear Worried Neighbor: The turmoil in that household isnt healthy for the children. The next time the father starts shouting,call the police to report a domestic disturbance.The verbal abuse could very well escalate to physical violence (if it hasnt already). Dear Abby: My brotherin-law,a doctor,had an affair a few years ago with his nurse. It destroyed his more than 20-year marriage to my former sister-in-law. He married the nurse. I want nothing to do with him or his new wife now. He stayed with us for a while and lied about the affair. I have no respect for either of them. I usually ignore them at family gatherings becauseI dont like to associate with people who do not share my values. Abby,do you think I should accept his new wife? Principled in Dayton Dear Principled: Good m anners dictate that when you see them you be civil to them. It doesnt have to extend beyond,Hello. How are you?and moving on to talk with other relatives and it doesnt indicate acceptance. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys Page 2BNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 7 7 DIVERSIONS FL IPPINGOU TBy STEVEN J. ST. 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They seek to fulfill their wants and desires,too.T hey give love unconditionally. I remember the years of single parenting. Oh how my heart beat with a desire toa ssure my son of my love, devotion and constancy. E very good thing I knew I wanted to teach him. I recall a conversation y ears later when he was on break from college. I said, You had to learn to do without a lot of things during those years. But,you learned delayed gratification and that waiting is ag ood thing when done right. H is head shot up and he said,Do without what? I explained how I couldn t always give him his desires. I reminded him of h ow wed have looking days at the toy store with the hope of a birthday orC hristmas gift one day. He looked me in the eye and said,I dont rememb er doing without. Thank you,Mom. I wouldnt want t o change anything you did. Could I have received any greater gift? And,yet,all around us t oday we see parents breaking their backs to give gifts to their children that are beyond their means; working long hours,going into debt and feeling guilty to bootwhile attitudes ofe ntitlement instead of gratitude are received in return. God requires us t o love our children and bring them up knowing who he is. He is the ultimate p rovider though he uses us in the process. My sons words reminded me how my feelings of inadequacy turnedt o thanksgiving as we learned together to rely m ore on God. I wanted most to instill in him an understanding ofG ods faithfulness,his goodness,his care of us e ven when things werent just the way we wanted them to be. I often quoted to him that God is the same yes-t erday,today and forever; therefore,we could count o n Gods sameness and dependability no matter what. T hat resulted in a child who knew Gods peace. A nd reminds me of the verse in Isaiah 54:13, NKJV,which says,Ally our children shall be taught by the Lord,and great shall be the peace of y our children. Today,I am often the r ecipient of my grown sons love and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and how it touches my life. T his Thanksgiving I praise God for his everlasting peace through the Lord Jesus Christ. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. The peace of our children P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Wonderful things can happen when you really dont expect them,Aries. You may e xperience a pleasant surprise in the next several days,so be on the lookout for excitement. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,you may have to juggle a few events to get everything you want to have accomplished done by a certain date. It could prove to bea hairy few days. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Now is the time to get serious about saving,Gemini. No matter how hard you wish it, you will not see extra money simply appear in your bank account unless you put it there. Cancer (June 22-July 22) It could take a couple of attempts before you reach the level of satisfaction you are seeking, Cancer. Patience is key whenever delving into uncharted waters. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,a lot of things need to get done,but youre worried there simply isnt enough time to clear your docket. You have to cut out some of the nonessentials for now. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,now might be the time for a permanent change in scenery.Your finances might be ready for you to uproot and follow your heart to another locale. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you are ready to begin a big adventure. There may be moments that are scary,but overall the experience will be a good one for you and anyone else involved. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,although you like to step up to a challenge,this week you really are not feeling like exerting yourself. Take some time to recuperate and build up renewed energy. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,this week you may be called to go above and beyond. As usual,you are ready to rise to the challenge. Take care to put your best effort into the task. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) That monster vacation you have been planning may have to be put on hold, Capricorn. But that doesnt mean that you cant take a few weekend jaunts to make up for it. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,the only way to recharge your batteries this week is to plan a trip. There is nothing like a change of scenery to breathe new life into a situation. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) When someone does not take your advice,it can be easy to feel slighted. Dont let it bother you,Pisces,as its beyond your control. Famous birthdaysNov 18 Linda Evans, actress,70; Nov 19 Jodie Foster,actress,50; Nov. 20 Josh Turner,singer,35; Nov. 21 Carly Rae Jepsen, singer,27; Nov. 22 Scarlett Johansson,actress,28; Nov. 23 Nicole SnookiPolizzi, reality star,25; Nov. 24 Colin Hanks,actor,35. Capricorns vacation may be put on hold Daughter can no longer watch her familys sad soap opera Horoscope Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida State College 2012-13 Artist Series celebrates the holiday season with the New York Tenors at 7:30 p.m. on Monday,Dec.1 0,in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. The a mazing voices of Andy Cooney,Michael Amante, and Daniel Rodriguez will ring together in their program Christmas. A ndy Cooney is a local favorite. Hes performed previously at SFSC in the Artist Series with American Voices and in the Matinee Seriesw ith Forever Irish. Cooney has taken the Irish American scene by storm for the last 20 years and has been called Irish Americas favorite sonby the New York Times. His unique tenor voice has been heard in concert halls internationally,including two sold out performances in NewYorks Carnegie Hall. Michael Amante,affectionately known as The Peoples Tenor,is a combination of all-American looks, romantic Italian charm,and an incredible voice. Legendary performer Tony Bennett is quoted saying, Michaels remarkable range of notes and his ability to sing everything from opera to Broadway to contemporary gives this tenor an intimate connection with anyone who hears him. Daniel Rodriguez, Americas Beloved Tenor, came to light during one of the darkest times of our nations history. He was the New York City police officer whose amazing voice comforted a grieving nation in the days following Sept. 11. He continues to inspire,stir,and embrace his listeners through his recordings and memorable live concert performances. The New York Tenors combine the artistry of three men who alone are superb,but together provide an overwhelming,cant-miss showcase of some of the worlds greatest vocalists and repertoire. In fact,the New York Tenors will follow up their SFSC performance with a p erformance at Carnegie Hall. The performance is sponsored by Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Highlands Today,Heartland National Bank,and JDF inancial Solutions and Insurance Group,Inc. I ndividual tickets for the New York Tenors range in price from $31 to $38. They are available for purchase online at www.performanc-e s.southflorida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office,863-7847178. SFSC Box Office hours are Monday-Friday,11:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and is locatedi n the front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts,600 West College Drive,Avon Park. Like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sfs cperformingarts/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 18, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 wild game dinner; 5.542"; 5"; Black; wild game dinner; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 1 1 2 2 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunSEBRING Local author M illie Richmond has a knack for writing books that help both children and adults deal with difficult situations. Her first book,Hildy,has to dow ith a girl growing up with a hearing impairment; her second,Dadds Gone,is about a boy dealing with the loss of a parent. Her books seem to have hit a nerve. A few weeks ago, Hildy,won the first place F lorida Writers Association 2012 Royal Palm Literary Award for (Childrens)C hapter Book. When they announced the winner at the A wards Banquet,Richmond said,I didnt budge. I didnt dare stand until I was sure I heard correctly.You see,Im hearing-impaired,too. W riting books that contain a message,a lesson,appear t o come easy to Richmond. She recently retired after 41 years as a classroom teachera nd reading specialist,but working with children is still s econd nature to her. Along with her books,last year she organized a writing festivalf or local fourth-graders,with another such festival on tap t his December. From the feedback she has r eceived over Hildy,she says its an eye-opener for some,a reminder for others and many say,a delight to read.Many of her readersh ave even asked her to write another Hildybook. I see my book as an opportunity to get young readers to expand their think-i ng about people labeled as different,Richmond said. Hildy has to learn to deal with the problems and teasing that often come with sucha n impairment. Hildyis available in print and e-book from amazon.com and barnesandno-b le.com. Richmond is also available f or Author Visits to schools and organizations. Contact her atr firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with other local authors,on Nov. 24 and Dec. 15,shell be at McLanesG arden Restaurant,420 N. Ridgewood Drive,from 10 a .m. to 2 p.m. And on Dec. 20,she'll be at the Kenilworth Lodge from 6-8p .m. Check out her website at www.millierichmond.com/. Local author takes first place at writers conference Hildy, by local author Millie Richmond, recently won first place in the Florida Writers Association 2012 Royal Palm L iterary Award for (Childrens) Chapter Book. Courtesy photo Millie Richmond, along with other local authors, will be at McLanes Garden Restaurant on Nov. 24 and Dec. 15 and at Kenilworth Lodge on Dec. 20 to sign c opies of her new book, Hildy Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID The Friends of the Library are groups of thoughtful citizens who have stepped up to help the shrinking budg-e t. Your help would be very beneficial to the community. For as little as $15 annually,one can become a Friendand get a few benefits as well. F or instance,the Lake Placid Memorial Library o ffers its membership a discount at the fundraising bookstore and periodicb ook sales,an informative bulletin board and soon,a t ri-annual e-mail newsletter. The funds raised by individual membership have allowed the Board of the Friends of the LakeP lacid Memorial Library to purchase several brand new c omputers for their library earlier this year. They buy many new books eachm onth and fund as much as they can that the system can n o longer provide. However,funds shrink serving these needs andm ore good people are needed to maintain theexcellent county libraries. The F riendsboard has no administrative costs; every c ent goes back into the library for its specific community use. Members of the board are volunteers too. The Friends of the Library at all three of the H ighlands County Libraries could use your participation. Funding for the libraries in the county has been drastically reduced int hese hard budget times. The elected officials have faced a difficult job and done well in allocation funding for many community activities. The libraries,a s most other agencies, have fewer dollars to serve t he public. Residents get a free library card and with that,t hey can not only check out bestsellers,how-to books a nd cookbooks; they get CDs and DVDs that are entertainment and educational titles too. One may use a computer for a jobs earch,research on the Internet,or register to vote a nd then check the genealogy rooms for family histories,all free. There arew onderful childrens libraries at all branches, w ith many current periodicals available. Contact any librarian,or a Friendto join this nonprofit group,to help the community maintain the e xcellent library system we have or check the bulletin b oard at the library for membership applications and information. You are also invited to volunteer at the library. More Friends for library system needed New York Tenors bringing sounds of the season to SFSC Theatre Dec. 10 Courtesy photo T he New York Tenors open the holiday season as part of S outh Florida State Colleges Artist Series. They will take the stage on Monday, Dec. 10. S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges M useum of Florida Art and Culture (SFSC MOFAC) will hold an Intro to Watercolor Portrait Painting workshop with artist Owen Jolly from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday,Nov. 28 in Building A,Room 16. The workshop is open to beginner-,intermediate-, and advanced-level artists who want to improve their technique. Participants should bring their own portrait to the workshop. The cost is $20. Jolly is an award-winning contemporary painter with a strong foundation in classical art. A former high school and college level art teacher, Jolly also has a backgroundi n the field of graphic art and worked as an illustratori n New York City. His artw ork can be found on the w alls of corporate and priv ate collectors in Jamaica, Canada,England,and the United States and will be featured in the upcoming Journey Stories exhibition at SFSC MOFACin December. Call Mollie Doctrow 7847240 or 784-7195. Watercolor Portrait Painting Workshop is Nov. 28
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sounds of the Season,a Christmas celebra-t ion,is returning to Highlands County.This holiday musical revue hosted by Unity in the Community has been a favorite in years pasta nd is sure to put even the Grinchin the holiday spirit! Show producer Andrew Conyer said,There hasn ever been a year where people did not contact us to see if the show was returning.After much introspection,we have finally decided to bring back theh oliday musical revue in a streamline form.This y ears show will feature NLight,the popular musical group who just returned thiss pring with an all new show.The group has been in r ehearsal since August of this year creating an outstanding holiday review.Traditional Christmas both secular and sacred will be presented. Nlight members are Beverly Kautz,Nelly Guzman-Ford,Tracy Pollard-S chucknecht,Sharon Cornine,David Flowers,Carl G illilan and Andrew Conyer.The group has performed together for moret han 15 years after Kautz decided to bring together s ome of the best voices in our area to perform uplifting positive music with outstanding harmony and energy.Since the beginning,NLight has wowed local audiences and left them standing on their feet. S ounds of the Season will be presented at Unity Life E nrichment Centre,10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd.,at 2:30 and again at 6 p.m.S aturday,Dec. 1.The venue has very limited seating for b oth shows. Tickets are $10 each. Reservationsfor all performancescan be reserved by calling The Centre Box office at 4711122 or by emailing Unity@vistanet.net.Sorry,n o credit cards accepted.State performance time,location and call back number,when calling or emailing an order request. N light will also offer a final performance of Sounds of the Season at Union Congregational Church,106 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park,a t 7;15 p.m. Sunday,Dec.16, in the main sanctuary. Tickets for the Avon Park performance are also available for $10 each by calling Union Congregationalsc hurch office at 453-3345 or by calling The Centre Box O ffice,471-1122.Sorry,no credit cards accepted.State performance time,locationa nd call back number,when calling or emailing an order r equest. For more information contact Andrew Conyer at 4711122. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com S WEETBAY-National Newspaper PS; 7.444"; 15"; Black plus three; process, IO12114MS3 sweetbay ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 2 2 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 11/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 8 8 Courtesy photo Nunset Boulevard will kick off South Florida State Colleges 2012-13 Artist Series on Saturday, Dec. 1. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo NLight returns with its Sounds of the Season, a Christmas celebration, at Unity Life Enrichment Centre on Saturday, Dec. 1. NLight prepares for Sounds of the Season Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida State College 2012-1 3 Artist Series kicks off with the comedy musical Nunset Boulevardat 7:30 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 1 in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. This allnew show is a follow-up tot he 2008-09 seasons popular Nunsenseand features w acky and unpredictable comedy,audience participation,and heavenly voices.T he show is written and directed by Dan Goggin,the c reator and writer of the Nunsensefranchise. In this hilarious new chapt er of the Nunsenseseries, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are thrilled when they think theve been asked to perform at the famousH ollywood Bowl,only to arrive and find theve actually been booked at the Hollywood Bowl-a-Rama. Things are not going smooth-l y as the sisters try to sing over the announcer and the b owlers on the lanes. The plot thickens when the sistersd iscover that auditions are being held across the street for a movie based on the reallife story of Dolores Hart,the 50s Hollywood starlet who gave up her acting to become a nun. Each of the sisterst hinks that theyre perfect for the role. Nunset Boulevardstars TVs Cindy Williams as Mother Superior. Williams is best known for her starring roles as Shirley Feeney inA BCs Laverne & Shirley and the 1973 film American G raffiti. This performance is sponsored by Highlands RegionalM edical Center,the SFSC Foundation,Inc.,Dr. Patrick a nd Mrs. Mercedes Carruthers/Heartland Breast and Imaging Center,and Dr. a nd Mrs. C.B. Patel. Tickets for Nunset Boulevardrange in price from $34 to $41. They are available for purc hase online at www.performances.southflorida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office, 784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 1 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and is in the f ront of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts,600 W.C ollege Drive,Avon Park. On Facebook visit www.facebook.com/sfscperformingarts/. Nunset Boulevard set for SFSC stage Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Highlands Countys own Nashville recording star Tommy Brandt will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. today at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. Brandt has delighted groups across America with his country gospel music. Called by many the heart and voiceof todays Christian Country Music, Brandt has been awarded the 2006,2007,2009 and 2010 Male Vocalist of the Year in Inspirational Country Music.He has had 11 No. 1 songs on the music charts and has performed on some of the largest stages and churches across America. Following the morning concert,all are invited to stay for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner on the groundsin the church fellowship hall,featuring turkey and all the trimmings. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller,turning north on Wildflower. For further information,contact the church office at 699-0671. Tommy Brandt in concert today Courtesy photo Tommy Brandt will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. today at Leisure Lakes Baptist Church.
C M Y K H ighlands County is teeming with an abundance of rare and endangered species. It is natural for folks to empathize with the vanishingc ritters and do whatever they can to protect those in peril. It is a very noble cause and one that is vital to the survival of all those endan-g ered. However,there are other types of endangered species that need our help plants. It may be harder to relate to the green,leafyf lora,but they are a critical part of the ecosystems they live in. Fortunately,there are places in Highlands County that are designated principal-l y to protect endangered plants. For example,The L ake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is home to 31 rare plants,22 of whicha re federally listed as endangered or threatened. These p lants live in the scrub communities,which are rapidly vanishing. Many of these plants are found nowhere else on the planet; so then eed to protect them is obvious. F lorida ziziphus (Ziziphus celata the rarest and most endan-g ered plants in Florida. In fact,it was believed to be e xtinct for many years. Apparently it was discovered in the 1940s and placed in ah erbarium drawer. About 40 years later,in 1984,the plant was named while the taxonom ists believed it to be extinct. Fortunately,it was d iscovered again in 1987. The rare plant was placed on the endangered list in 1989. Ziziphus is believed to have originated in the lon-g leaf pine/wiregrass sandhill communities; however,today most of those few remaining plants have made their homes in pastures. Ziziphus is a member of the buckthorn family and appears asa spiny shrub. It grows to be from three to six feet in h eight. The leaves are alternate and deciduous and have rounded tips,wedge-shaped bases and entire margins. The upper side of the leaf isd ark shiny green in color and the underside is a dull lighter green. Ziziphus blooms with fragrant small flowers sporting five green-i sh-yellow sepals and five white petals clasping onto five stamens. When the plant is mature it produces an abundance of blooms that can number in the tens of thousands. The plant also produces fruit in the form ofa drupe which is about a half inch long. The yellow fruit is fully mature in May. The plant loses its leaves in the late fall. It begins blooming in late December or early January. Unfortunately,no seedlings have been found in the wild. It is unknown when the seeds germinate. Little is known about the reproduction traits of this plant. The p lant does not self-fertilize because the pistils and stam ens mature at different times. In addition,lack of sexual reproduction may bed ue to the absence of compatible genotypes at a given site and/or the age of the a bove ground stems. (Burkhart et al. 1997 S cientists continue to manage land to encourage the rare plant. Further studies and proper land management are vital if the speciesi s to survive. Transplants and seeds have been introduced to some natural areas for further studies and research. Another endangered plant is the scrub blazing star, which is a member of thea ster family.This beautiful plant has an erect stem and c an grow up to three feet tall. The one to three inch leaves are alternate,fleshy, narrow and spirally arranged. In the summer,s crub blazing stars produce anywhere from three to thirty flower heads per plant, which are widely separated along the stem. The flowerh eads may contain up to thirty disc florets. The rosep urple colored blooms are clustered at the tips of the f lowering stalks and not along the spike. They begin to bloom in May and peakf lowering occurs in August. The scrub blazing star w as listed on the endangered species list in 1989. It is endemic to Florida and prefers sandy,open,firemaintained habitats. Thee cosystem of choice is rosemary balds,which are basic ally islands separated from each other in the scrub community containing well-d rained,droughty,low-nutrient soils. S crub blazing star needs cross-pollination to reproduce. Butterflies,specifically s kippers,are believed to be the major contributors to reproduction through pollination. The seeds,which sport bristles and hairs,mayb e carried by the wind. They need open areas to plant themselves. Seeds caught in leaf litter will often fail to sprout or die quickly afters prouting. The plant appears to pref er shade and is often found growing beneath Floridar osemary bushes. It can live to be over 9 years old. It is estimated that our scrub habitat has been reduced by about 75 percentd ue to land clearing for residential,agricultural and commercial purposes. Unfortunately,for the portions that still exist,frag-m entation is a problem. Most of the surviving patches of scrub are not connecte d,so many of the species that require large tracts are d isappearing. In addition, fire suppression is a huge c hallenge. With populations and safety considerations, m any areas are not burned on a regular basis,causing o vergrowth and decline of these precious plant communities. Fortunately,agencies exist that strive to protectt hese endangered plants and animals. We are fortunate in Highlands County to live amongst such rare and unique species. We must alld o our part to help preserve the flora and fauna that exist on the Lake Wales Ridge. Study the issues,get involved,and be a part of thep reservation of the remaining ancient islands that make up our endangered scrub communities. C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 18, 2012Page 5B TRAUTMAN, BOB; 11.25"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main 116 wildflower ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 3 3 L AKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 1/18,25;12/2,9,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 7 7 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new patients accepted; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 8 8 Ziziphus and Scrub Blazing Star need our help to survive Courtesy photo Scrub blazing star is endemic to Florida and is on the e ndangered plant list. Both plants live in scrub habitats on the Lake Wales Ridge. Courtesy photo Ziziphus is one of the rarest and most endangered plants in Florida. N ews From T he Watershed Corine Burgess
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisem ent 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 f amily, 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.Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult M idweek 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, email@example.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter S aturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are ou r only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays andW ednesday 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 Emily Booth had just come home f rom Afghanistan when she met her future husband,a Navy SEAL named Patrick Feeks. He had just returned from a deployment to Iraq. e really just hit it off,Emily, a Navy cryptologist,told TheU nknown Soldiers. It didnt take long before the s ailor and SEAL realized they were meant for each other. By Thanksgiving 2010,we were p retty much inseparable every day, Emily said. We just kind of knew. W hether it was their shared sense of humor or common military experiences,nobody understood Emily like this young Navy SEAL. atrick always took care of me, s he said. Special Warfare Operator Petty O fficer 1st Class Patrick Feeks and Petty Officer 1st Class Emily Feeks were married on March 12,2011. Just two months later,Emily deployed to the Philippines,leaving her engagement ring with Patrick to symbolize their resilient bond. The two of us always made time to talk,she said. We talked every morning and every night,and we talked constantly during the day. Shortly after Emily returned f rom the Philippines,it was Patricks turn to leave for Afghanistan. Having served there, Emily understood the risks her husband faced,even as Patrick placedh is wedding ring in her hand. Im coming home,Patrick told his wife. I promise you Im coming home. But Patrick was a SEAL,and Emily knew the meaning of theg old Trident her husband wore with such pride. In Afghanistan,he w ould be involved in some of the U.S. militarys most dangerous combat missions,confronting thee nemy while shielding the innocent. I dont want people to think these guys are killing machines, Emily,32,said. There welltrained men,but there also incredible sons,fathers and hus-b ands. Even in the heat of battle, P atricks heart went out to a stray dog he encountered one day in Afghanistan. The SEAL made it a priority to find the dog a safe h ome. Sadie now lives in Canada on a f arm,Emily said. He had to get her out of there. Every night in San Diego,Emily went to bed hoping to wake up to the beeps of an incoming Skype call. Her conversations with Patrick were frequent,but the SEAL neverd iscussed the things he was doing or the lives he was saving. Patrick was too humble for that and Emily knew it. If there was something that n eeded to get done,he would do it and do it right,the SEALs wife said. Everything had a purpose and everything should be done correctly. A fter an Aug. 15 combat mission was delayed,Emily seized the opportunity for a late-night Skype conversation with Patrick. She knew her husband was headed into harms way,so Emily kept Patricksf ace on the computer screen as long as possible. I love you,she said. I love you more,Patrick replied. Now go save the world,Emily said as the screen turned to black. E mily awoke at 2 a.m. to the echoes of Patricks voice. She thought her husband was calling on Skype,but the screen was still blank. I just knew something wasw rong,she said. On Aug. 16,Special Warfare O perator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks,28,was killed alongside six fellow Americans in a helicopter crash near Kandahar. The fallen hero left behind his wife, parents,and a sister who also serves in the Navy. Youre just so numb ... you cant believe its happening,Emily said through tears. Then you realize hes not coming home and youll never hear his voice again. W hen Patricks flag-draped casket returned to American soil, Emily was waiting with his wedding ring. They were never apart while he was gone,and even afterP atricks death,the couple is still together. Still,Emily agonizes over what could have been. ou look around and everyone is happy and go-lucky,and you wonder why you cant have that,t he young widow said. Why does it have to happen to you? P etty Officer 1st Class Emily Feeks plans to dedicate the rest of her life to helping others. By emu-l ating Patricks care and compassion,Emily knows thell always b e together. ve never been treated like that in my entire life,she said. He made me feel like the world. T o find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at w ww.creators.com/. Military couple inseparable even after death Photo courtesy of Emily Feeks S pecial Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks, 28, was killed in an Aug. 16 helicopter crash near Kandahar, A fghanistan, alongside six fellow Americans. The Navy SEAL is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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James (Vintage 1 0. Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn (SamhainP ublishing) www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 18, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway email@example.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: email@example.com;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporaryWorship, 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, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United 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 CR OSSWORDSO LUTION BOOKS B est-Sellers
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, 11/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 3 3 3 3 Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is a celebration for the whole family with thet raditional Pinewood home tour,new workshop activities,poinsettia displays, member events,holiday concerts,winter walking toursa nd more. The highlight of this seasonal event is the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate. Now in its 18th year,v olunteers and sponsored designers have decorated the 20-room,Mediterraneanstyle mansion on the Gardens property. Pinewood will be open every day Nov.2 3 through Jan. 6 for selfguided tours. T his years Room Design Partners include:The Ledger Media Group,Nettle Creek,W aters Edge Retirement Community,Seaside Sisters o f Florida,Lori Drapers Furniture and Accessories, Cornerstone Catering & Events,Dr. and Mrs. Salud, Garden Party Florals,andC itizens Bank and Trust. The Holiday Home Tour i s our largest fundraiser of the year thanks to scores of visitors who have made thise vent a family tradition over the years,said Jennifer B eam,director of Visitor Services & Programs. e are so excited to f inally open Pinewood the day after Thanksgiving aftera month of installing more t han 15 Christmas trees, hundreds of feet of garland, m asses of faux snow and thousands of lights. E ach room has a different focus,but they all coordinate with the master theme of The Nature of the Holidays,as the designersc oncentrate on making the dcor naturally classy. Every room is decorated by a different sponsored designer and the hallways,entrancesa nd other spaces are adorned by Pinewood volunteers who have handcrafted most of the decorations. e used technology a litt le bit differently than we have in the past,setting up a Pinterest account for the volunteer design team so they can pin different ideas,said Elyse Gerstenecker,P inewood Estate coordinator. e also focused on crafting m ore and they made a lot of the pieces you see in the house. Some are as detaileda s hand-painted birdhouse ornaments,and others are l arger,featured pieces like wreaths. In the room Gerstenecker designed for Bok Tower Gardens,she incorporatedb oth educational and creative elements. In addition to her t ext panels that share historical information about Pinewood,she also decorat-e d the room in the style of a 1930s living room. C hildren are encouraged to tour the 1930s-style home and are invited to par-t icipate in an ongoing hunt to search for unique holiday decorations. A nd visitors young and old can experience the d ecked halls of Pinewood for free on Christmas Day from noon to 5 p.m. For tickets to the 18th A nnual Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate,visit w ww.boktowergardens.org/c hristmas,or call (863 1408 for information about all Christmas events and programs. H era are the Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens events:Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate Nov. 23 to Jan. 6. The 1 8th Annual Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M ondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. A dmission is $20 adults; $9 children ages 5-12. Members:$7 adults; $6 children ages 5-12. All pricesi nclude general gate admission.Children under 5 are a dmitted free. Christmas Carillon Concerts N ov. 23 to Jan. 6. Bok Tower Gardensacclaimed c arillonneur Geert Dhollander performs Christmas carols froma round the world at 1 and 3 p.m. every Thursday through S unday. These 30-minute live concerts are included with general gate admission.Walking ToursN ov. 23 to Jan. 6. Gardensvolunteers lead visi tors on an hour-long winter walking tour,sharing information about the flora and fauna and guiding visitors through the Gardens fromP inewood Estate to the Singing Tower. Tours are Mondays through Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.; Sundays at 1:45 p.m. only.Holiday Moonlight Carillon Concert & Home Tour NightN ov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. New this year is the Holiday Moonlight Carillon Concert and Home Tour Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday,Nov. 30. Geert Dhollander performsa special nighttime,hourlong carillon concert after n ormal operating hours. Before or after the concert, guests can visit PinewoodE state for a special holiday home tour complete with hot c hocolate and cookies. Pinewood will be open until 10 p.m.,and Geert Dholloander will greet guests at the house immedi-a tely following the concert. Concert only:$5 per person; f ree for members. Concert & Home Tour:$13 per person; $7 for members.Home for the Holidays WorkshopsDec. 1,8,15 and 22. Also n ew this year,visitors can make and take their own winter wonderland dcor w ith the Home for the Holidays Workshop Series. L earn how to create handmade Christmas decorations l ike all-natural ornaments and terrariums. Workshops are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays,Dec. 1-22; $10 per person,supplies includ-e d.Reservations are required. Wintersong by TammerlinDec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tammerlin returns to Bok Tower Gardens at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 to perform a beauti-f ul and unusual holiday program of ancient and modern carols,poems,readings and songs of the season. Their folk/roots vibe encompasses original songs and traditionalt unes from the heart of American music a little bit p op,country,British Isles and blues. Performance takes place at t he Visitor Center. Tickets are $25 per person. R eservations are required.Holiday Hidden Garden Melodies D ec. 29,noon to 3 p.m. The Hidden Garden M elodies series continues with a unique holiday performance by Eirinn Abu onn oon to 3 p.m. Dec. 29. Abu will be playing his sultry, s axophone renditions of holiday classics in an intimate concert that is included withg eneral gate admission. This special performance takes place at Pinewood E state and is sponsored by Bob and Diane Armington of T he Village Kitchen Shop in Lake Wales. Christmas at Bok Tower features Nature of the Holidays Courtesy photo Bok Tower Gardens celebrates the holidays with its Holiday H ome Tour at Pinewood Estates. Designers have decorated the 20-room, Mediterranean-style mansion on the Gardens property. The mansion is open for self-guided tours every day from Nov. 23 through Jan. 6.
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kimberly Reed, broker/owner of Country Club Realty of Sebring,Inc.,has opened her new fulls ervice branch office at 3003 E. Fairway Vista in Highlands Ridge. This new facility will enable us to serve the clientele in Highlands Ridge/Marina Cove with maximum efficiency. Country Club Realty performst he majority of sales in that area,so this step was the right move for us,Reed s aid. Highlands Ridge is a unique 55-plus golfing community with extensivea menities including golfing,swimming, restaurants and a fitness center. T he Highlands Ridge office is staffed by Sandee Halbert and Jamie LaMere two highly experienced professionals, with a combined 34 years of real estate experience. BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, November 18, 2012 H IGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 4 4 Courtesy photo Birdy Whitehouse (second from left), on-site property manager for Highlands Ridge Holdings, welcomes Kim Reed (lefte and Sandee Halbert (righty Club Realty Highlands Ridge office. Country Club Realty opens new branch office at Highlands Ridge Special to the News-SunL AKE WALES The 79th Annual Stockholders M eeting of Floridas Natural Growers was held at the Lake Wales Country Club on M onday.The theme of this years meeting Years and Growing Strongercommemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Cooperativs flagshipB rand,Floridas Natural. The 2011-12 season was the greatest year in the Cooperativs history. Chairman Dick Fort stated, By all measures,the Cooperative has experienced a record year in grower returns,sales,market share and customer loyalty.Thes uccess of our cooperative is inextricably linked to the success and growth of the Floridas Natural Brand. In virtually every aspect, t he financial condition of Floridas Natural Growers i ndicates not only an improvement from recent y earsalready impressive results,but in many cases r epresented new records with a return of $1.90 for oranges and grapefruit at $1.55 per p ound solid,reported Chip Hendry,chief financial officer. The company also generated a profit on non-member business that significant-l y strengthens the Co-ops balance sheet. Gross sales for 2012 were $624.8 million. Growing the Member fruit supply is necessary tos upport real opportunities to increase market share. With t he addition of our 14th member,Southern Gardens G rove Corporation,which will help address our fruit n eeds for the foreseeable future,said Chief Executive Officer Steve Caruso as he d iscussed the addition of a 14th member,located in Clewiston. Despite unprecedented cost increases for energy operations weres uccessful in managing costs through productivity increases and we close the year experiencing a record high market share,record gallonss old,record dollars sold and Floridas Natural Growers celebrate best year S ee COUNTRY,page 2C S ee FLORIDAS,page 2C Like many other economic meas-u res,charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession lev-e ls. According to Giving USAs Annual Report onP hilanthropy,charitable contributions totaled$ 298.4 billion in 2011 up 4 perc ent from 2010,but still 11 percent below 2007 levels. The vast majority of t hose contributions (73 percent) came from individua ls,demonstrating that even during tough economic times,people still find ways to support organizations that help those lessf ortunate than themselves. Because half of all donat ions typically are made between Thanksgiving and New Years,this is a goodt ime to highlight precautions you can take to e nsure your gift has the biggest possible impact, both on the people you w ant to help and on your own bottom line; also to remind seniors about a tax policy that has changed since last year: Contribution eligibility. If you itemize expenses on your 2012 income taxes, any charitable contributions you plan to deduct must bem ade by years end. That means either charging your c redit or debit card or postmarking a check by midnight onD ec. 31,2012. You must have a receipt to claim deductions for cash or property,n o matter how small. A cancelled check or credit c ard statement is fine for contributions under $250,b ut amounts over $250 require a w ritten statement from the charity. See IRS Publication 526 for details( www.irs.gov). Confirm tax-exempt s tatus. For your contribution to be deductible,the organization must be recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS. I s important to note that in recent years the IRS h as revoked the tax-exempt status of scores of nonprofit organizations becauset hey didnt file annual reports for three consecut ive years,as required by law. Use the IRS Exempt Organizations Select Check t ool to ensure an organizations eligibility. Get bang for your buck. Make sure any nonprofit to which you donatei s well-run. Ideally the organization applies at least 75 percent of contributions to programs that serve its benefi-c iaries,versus spending on is the season for donating money Personal Finance Jason A lderman See DONATIONS,page 2CCLASSIFIED PAGE3 C
C M Y K record loyalty. Walt Lincer,vice president of sales and marketingr eported,The Floridas Natural Brand changed this cooperative 25 years ago from a private label packer to a consumer brand mar-k eter. Our successes for the past year in distribution, market share,sales,consumer loyalty are on all accounts as a result of the Floridas Natural Brand. L incer presented an account of the highlights of t he first 25 years of the Floridas Natural Brand, spotlighting the team effortt hat led to the success of the brand. He noted the big i deas,challenges and the accomplishments that brought the brand to its 25th year as he celebrated his upcoming retirement and t he shift of the sales and marketing departments to Chris Groom. Grooms experience includes a two-year tenurea t the cooperative as senior director of marketing as well as prior experience within the Marketing departments of other con-s umer brand companies including Sargento Foods in Wisconsin. First formed in 1933,the growerscooperative was named Florida CitrusC anners Cooperative,as its main function was canning g rapefruit sections and juice for its grower members. After the development off rozen concentrated juices in the 1940s,the C ooperative invested in the necessary infrastructure and became one of the largest juice processors in the state. In 1969,the Canners C ooperative eventually changed its name to Citrus World,Inc. to better reflect its diverse product line. Today,the majority of thec ooperativs sales are derived from the Floridas Natural Brand squeezed from 100 percent Florida oranges. The cooperativen ow uses Floridas Natural Growers as its name. Floridas Natural Growers is comprised of fourteen grower organizations representing almost 1,000 indi-v idual growers who own nearly 60,000 acres of citrus i n Florida. Floridas Natural Growers operates its processing plant in Lake Wales,w ith a juice packaging plant in Umatilla. T he Lake Wales facility employs 670 employees in Lake Wales and 101 in Umatilla. It can extract more than 9 Page 2CNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com 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 SFCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 3.639"; 5"; Black; hotel jac-lunch p/u 11/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 0 0 4 4 3 3 Halbert began her real e state career in Ohio more than twenty years ago,and h as a high level of expertise in the Highlands Ridge market,having been not only t heir top-selling realtor,but a resident for 14 years. LaMere began her real estate career in Highlands Ridge as an office assistant,a nd has steadily progressed to become a valued member of the Halbert-LaMere sales team. Reed opened Country C lub Realty in 1997 with an office in the Country Club o f Sebring. S pecializing in golf course communities was the perfect approach to estab-l ishing a successful real estate business in the area, a s there were no other agencies with that specific target market. T he business expanded, leading to the 2007 opening of the main office at 1 Hammock Falls Circle,just beyond the entrance to GolfH ammock,and has continued growing to include the recent opening of the Highlands Ridge office. The quality of our cari ng,conscientious and professional team of agents has g arnered Country Club R ealty numerous referrals and accolades and led to further expansion of ourm arket to include all areas of Highlands County,Reed s aid. Furthering our reach into all areas of the county has l ed us to become the fullservice agency with expertise countywide,and brings verity to our new slogan, our NeighborhoodR ealtors,she added. The entire team at Country Club Realty is knowledgeable,enthusiastic,and ready to fulfill yourr eal estate needs in Highlands County. 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Formerly,people over age 70 1/2 could contribute up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to charity and have it count toward their annual IRA RequiredM inimum Distribution. This allowed seniors to avoid having to count the funds as adjusted gross income,thereby reaping a tax advantage e ven if they didnt itemize deductions. And finally,if you cant afford a cash donation but still want to help,consider donating your time. Numerous organizations can match you up with local c harities that suit your interests,including the governments United We Serve site ( www.serve.gov),Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org),and Volunteer Match (www.volunteermatch.org). J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: w ww.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Continued from page 2C BUSINESS Floridas Natural Growers mark record-setting year Donations have tax implications Metro Do your homework before making charitable donations this holiday season. Country Club Realty opens new branch Courtesy photo Save Dollars Travel was just awarded No. 1 over 1,500plustravel agencies throughout the United States, Canada and the Bahamas, which arehosted by First Travel Alliance at their recent convention. Sandy and Luis Del Valle are especially proud to bring this award home to Lake Placid, Highlands County and the state of Florida.e were only able to achieve this amazing award because we have the very best clients in the world. Save Dollars Travel was officially opened in October 2010. Lake Placids Save Dollars Travel earns top ranking WASHINGTON (AP JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse have agreed to pay a combined $417 million to settle federal civil charges of sellingr isky mortgage bonds to investors that the banks knew could fail ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. The Securities and E xchange Commission says JP Morgan failed to tell investors that mortgages tied to the bonds were delinquent. And both banks failed to properly disclose practices that allowed them to profit while investors lost millions,the SEC says. JPMorgan is paying $296.9 million. Credit Suisse will pay $120 million. The banks agreed to settle the charges without admitting or denying wrongdoing. The money will go to the investors. It is the latest case against major financial firms for their conduct in the years preceding the 2008 crisis. When the real estate bubble burst,home values plunged and millions of people lost their homes. Investors who bought the securities backed by mortgages lost billions. Robert Khuzami,the agencs enforcement director,said in a statement that inaccurate statements by banks in packaging and selling mortgage bonds contributed greatly to the tremendous losses suffered by investors once the U.S. housing market collapsed. JPMorgan,the largest U.S. bank by assets,previously settled similar charges over mortgage securities with the SEC in June 2011 and agreed to pay $153.6 million. Goldman Sachs & Co. agreed in 2010 to pay $550 million to settle charges of misleading buyers of complex mortgage investment. JPMorgan, Credit Suisse paying $417M in SEC case
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012Page 3C IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001008 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT T. VERMILLION, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001008 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage LLC, is the Plaintiff and Lisa Vermillion, Robert T. Vermillion, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: ALL OF LOT 24 AND PART OF LOT 25, OF BLOCK 279, OF LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 13, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY. COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 18, AT A 1/2 INCH IRON PIN COMMON TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 17 OF SAID SUBDIVISION, THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 111.60 FEET (RM ALONG THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 18 AND 17 TO A 5/8 INCH IRON PIN WITH CAP, BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 18 COMMON TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 19 COMMON TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 21, THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE COMMON LINES OF LOTS 21, 22, 23 AND LOT 17 AND THAT PORTION OF LOT 16 A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH REBAR WITH CAP LB 6899 THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 24 COMMON TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 23; THENCE SOUTH 47 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF LOTS 24 AND 25 BEING COMMON TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOTS 15 AND 16 A DISTANCE OF 53.20 FEET; THENCE D EPARTING SAID LINE ON A NEW LINE THROUGH LOT 25, SOUTH 49 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST 137.16 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 25 BEING COMMON TO THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTHWOOD ROAD; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 25, BEING COMMON TO THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHWOOD ROAD, ALONG AN ARC CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST WITH ARC LENGTH OF 27.61 FEET, A RADIUS OF 929.07 FEET, BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD OF NORTH 53 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 27.61 FEET TO A COMMON LOT CORNER WITH LOT 24; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 24, BEING COMMON TO THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHWOOD ROAD, ALONG AN ARC CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST WITH ARC LENGTH OF 29.31 FEET, A RADIUS OF 929.07 FEET, BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD OF NORTH 55 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 29.311 FEET TO A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVATURE; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 24, BEING COMMON TO THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHWOOD ROAD, ALONG AN ARC CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST WITH ARC LENGTH OF 61.06 FEET, A RADIUS OF 100.00 FEET, BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD OF NORTH 42 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST 60.12 FEET TO A COMMON LOT CORNER WITH LOT 23; THENCE NORTH 72 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 24 BEING COMMON TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 23 A DISTANCE OF 158.22 FEET (MR NING. A/K/A 226 NORTHWOOD RD, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 31st day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 LJ 10-66062 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 November 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000570 Division BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER FLANDERS AND STEPHANIE K. MCINTIRE-FLANDERS AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 1, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF LOT 8, LESS AND EXCEPT THE SOUTH 10 FEET THEREOF, SCENIC ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 106 KAROLA DR, SEBRING, FL 33870; 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 29, 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 2nd day of November, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2009-CA-001038 Division: Civil BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DEBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND, et al Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 1, 2012 and a Final Summary Judgment dated June 28, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2009-CA-001038, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff, and DEBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA D. TOWNSEND A/K/A DEBRA TOWNSEND IF ANY; CARA TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARA TOWNSEND IF ANY; AMY TOWNSEND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMY TOWNSEND IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MANOR HILL OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A MANOR HILL PROPERTY OWNER ASSOCIATION; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, are Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, the Clerk of Court s hall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on the 28th day of November, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 63, BLOCK 260, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 3318 SUNRISE DR, SEBRING, FL 33872. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceedings, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. November 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001605 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JIMMIE H. ROBBINS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 2, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001605 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Ellie Ann Robbins, Jimmie H. Robbins, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Spring Lake Property Association, Inc., are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 23, BLOCK C, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8217 PINE GLEN ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 31st day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 LJ 10-61139 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 November 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-000923 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF RAFAEL COTT, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JEANNETTE SANLLEY CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 3600 SOUTH HIGHLANDS AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF RAFAEL COTT, DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN You are notified that an action to foreclosure a m ortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 21, BLOCK 20, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 4204 PALAZZO STREET, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813 2012, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: November 6, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL November 18, 25, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA 000049 GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. RESSIE BARBARA TRUSTY N/K/A RESSIE BARBARA JACOBS; TOM JUNIOR JACOBS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 9, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 21 IN Block 36 of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT No. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 7, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on December 12, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., in the jury assembly room, in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 DATED on November 13, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Court 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000641 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RUSSELL ATTREE; SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A.; TRIANGLE CHEMICAL COMPANY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; SUNTRUST BANK Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated October 30, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000641 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and RUSSELL ATTREE are defendant(s 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., December 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THAT PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD 25 AND THE COUNTY ROAD KNOWN AS STATE JOB 09650-2151-03-41; RUN S OUTH 78 DEGREES 38'52'' WEST, ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD, 518.88 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE, THE CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 2,864.79 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 8 DEGREES 13'50''; RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD ON THE ARC OF THE CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 411.53 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 26'02'' WEST, ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD 70.01 FEET TO A POINT; RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 24'28'' EAST, 36.83 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD, BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 26'02'' WEST, ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 323.74 FEET; RUN SOUTH 30 DEGREES 35'32'' EAST, 410.42 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE WATERS OF LAKE PLACID; THENCE MEANDER NORTH 63 DEGREES 14'15'' EAST, ALONG THE WATERS OF LAKE PLACID, 93.97 FEET; THENCE MEANDER NORTH 78 DEGREES 00'07'' EAST, ALONG THE WATERS OF LAKE PLACID, 86.52 FEET; THENCE NORTH 09 DEGREES 17'36'' WEST, 61.22 FEET; RUN NORTH 31 DEGREES 41'09'' WEST, 104.42 F EET; RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 24'28'' WEST, 253.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 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/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 November 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10001017GCS Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, Vs. TERESA S. BURLEY; BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; JACKSON SHORES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 2, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on December 12, 2012, the following described property: UNIT 5G, JACKSON SHORES, SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 701, PAGE 753, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND FURTHER DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR JACKSON SHORES ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF JACKSON SHORES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. AND BY-LAWS OF JACKSON SHARES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATIONS, BOTH INCLUSIVE AND AFFIDAVIT AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 710, PAGES 613 TO 623, BOTH INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ``AS DESCRIBED IN MORTGAGE BOOK 2137 PAGE 1398'' Property Address: 1561 Lakeview Drive, Unit 957, Sebring, FL 33870 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on October 9, 2012. Bob Germaine, Clerk of Court /s/ Priscilla Michalak By: Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL November 18, 25, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-140-GCS CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN I. DIAZ, a/k/a CARMEN DIAZ-RIVERA; ISAIRIS D. STALL, a/k/a ISAIRIS DIAZ-STALL and JEMAR D. STALL, a/k/a JEMAR RYDELL STALL, husband and wife; Defendants. C LERK'S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff's Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 27, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on November 29, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. (EST located at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL, the following described property: Tract A, Avon Park Estates Unit III, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page(s Highlands County, Florida, Together with that certain 2004 Clayton Freedom 68' x 32' Doublewide Mobile Home, Serial #WHC013263GAA and WHC013263GGAB. Property Address: 1467 N. Ruth Road, Avon Park, FL 33825. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: November 2, 2012. ROBERT W. 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C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-102 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN J. FRICK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN J. FRICK, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 11, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ James Purucker c/o John Frick & Associates 135 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1175 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for James Purucker IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12000166GCS AMTRUST REO I, LLC Plaintiff, vs. CAMILO MENDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAMILO MENDEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS A NOMINEE FOR UNIFIRST MORTGAGE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN PERSON(S PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 12000166GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. AMTRUST REO I, LLC is Plaintiff and CAMILO MENDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAMILO MENDEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S ERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR UNIFIRST MORTGAGE CORPORATION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTHWEST 1/2 OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, BLOCK 137, OF SUNILAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 1 OF SAID BLOCK 137, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF EVANSTON STREET WITH SUNILAND DRIVE, RUN THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SUNILAND DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL WITH EVANSTON STREET A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 OF SAID BLOCK 137, RUN THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 3, BLOCK 137 A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 3, RUN THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS 1, 2, AND 3 A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SUNILAND DRIVE, RUN THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SUNILAND DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863 ceipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). November 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000442 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. ROBIN L. O'BRIAN A/K/A ROBIN LYNN STEPHENSON A/K/A ROBIN L. BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN O'BRIAN, MICHAEL J. STEPHENSON A/K/A MICHAEL JOSEPH STEPHENSON, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. STEPHENSON A/K/A MICHAEL JOSEPH STEPHENSON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBIN L. O'BRIAN A/K/A ROBIN LYNN STEPHENSON A/K/A ROBIN L. BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN O'BRIAN, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 30, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida de-s cribed as: LOTS 17 AND 18, BLOCK 212, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION FOURTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 856 AMARANTH ST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; 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 28, 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 11, 18, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012Page 5C 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 TransportationSAIL 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 7400L awn & GardenWANTED FLORIDALicense Plates Before 1958. Top Dollar Paid! Call Jeff 727-424-1576 or email@example.com 7340Wanted to BuyVENDORS WANTED. Reserve your space for the Trunk 'n Truck Sale! Special sections for Crafts. Sat. Dec. 8th. 8 2pm. 112 Medical Center Ave. parking lot behind H. R. M. C. 863-385-1196 or 863-655-2106 LAKE PLACIDFri. Sat. 8 5pm. Sun. 1-5pm. 569 Kemper Ave. Christmas decor, clothes, collectibles, magazines & books, linens, comforters, quilting supplies & more. 7320Garage &Yard 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 RYOBI 4pc. 18V Combo Kit w/accessory. $40. Call 863-441-4418 ROOM DIVIDER/ Dark Wood / 3 Panels $45. 863-471-3456 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 HEAVY DUTY6 inch VISE. $50. 2699637817 GEORGE FOREMANGRILL. $15. 863-382-9022 FOOTSTOOLS (2Mushroom Style. Both for $20. 863-471-3456 E MMERSON 9inch Color Television. (White CUSTOM NECKLACES(10 863-382-9022 BICYCLE /BOYS / 16 Inch / Has painted flames. Like New. $15. 863-471-3456 REFRIGERATOR GEAlmond Color. Good 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. 7300Miscellaneous 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING Professional Office Space US Hwy 27 S., Available 80 sq. ft. to 314 sq. ft. Insurance, Financial or Real Estate. Elec., & Water included. 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 6750Commercial Rental 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 BEAUTIFUL 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 SEBRING -1& 2 BR, Tile floors, Fresh paint. I ncludes water. $395 $600/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. R ELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. RENTED! 6200UnfurnishedA partments SEBRING -2BR, 1BA. Newly R emodeled. $425/mo. incl. water. 1648 Penny Ave. Sebring 2/1 Nice, large Duplex, screen porch, $500/mo. 2206 Whiteman Ave. Call for details. 8 63-381-0357 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. S easonal/yearly. LAKE PLACED 2/1 Home, Lake Istokpoga Privileges on 5 lots. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entals SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide w/ 2 Lots. 2BR, 2BA Utility Rm., Carport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 PALM HARBORHOMES 14 x 50 Mobile Condo 2/2 $29,900 Park Special 800-622-2832 ext 210 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, g ar., Florida rm. $65,000 Low down pmt. No qualify Owner financing. 305-888-4688 or 305-885-1621 4100Homes for SaleL ake PlacidSEBRING 1120Garland Dr. 2/2, single family. Walking distance to lake. Owner financing or cash discount. $750 down, $471 per/mo. 8 03-978-1539 or 803-978-1607. 4080Homes for SaleSebringOUT OFSTATE / Hartford, Indiana. 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, Storage bldg., Deck, Privacy fence, Waterfront view, All appliances, Vinyl windows, All window coverings. $74,900. Call Barb Office 765-664-6923 Cell 765-661-6934 4040H omes For Sale 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 S ebring, 33870 TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Laborer with valid Drivers License. Leave message at 863-465-7491 STANLEY STEEMER Now accepting applications for CLEANINGTECHNICIAN Good Driving Record / People Person 863-655-2158 For Instructions. Drug Free Work Place SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Monday Thursday 2:30-5:00. Mileage paid @ $.50/mile. Compensation is $25/hour. Year round position. 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If We can assist you, please call us: 3 14-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES **************************************** T he following legal notices are from the H ighlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000634GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-16, PLAINTIFF, VS. GARY B. BINGER, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20, 2012, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on December 12, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 60, GOLF HAMMOCK UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. N ovember 18, 25, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP12-000401-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: C., J. J. dob 03/21/2012 Minor child SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: TOMEKA COZART DOB: 7/17/79 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: J .J. C. a black male child born March 21, 2012 mother Tomeka Cozart and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Peter F. Estrada, Circuit Judge, in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 19th day of December, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (863 l ater than seven (7 hearing impaired, (TDD Voice (V Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 15TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2012 MACDILL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; and ONEMAIN FINANCIAL, INC., a Foreign corporation, f/k/a CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., a Foreign corporation; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: The Property: 3821 Palazzo Street, Sebring, FL 33872. Lot 29, Block 019, Unit 02, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Tax Identification No.: C-04-34-28-020-0190-0290 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 28th day of November, 2012. S IGNED this 2nd day of November, 2012. (SEAL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 11, 18, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 12-186 GCS SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, v s. LONNIE L. ROSE a/k/a LONNIE ROSE and SARITA R. ROSE f/k/a SARITA R. CARTER, Husband and Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LONNIE L. ROSE a/k/a LONNIE ROSE and SARITA R. ROSE f/k/a SARITA R. CARTER, and all claimants under any of such party; GROW FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION f/k/a IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-433 IN RE: ESTATE OF GOMA B. STALLARD Division Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GOMA B. STALLARD, deceased, whose date of death was July 6, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 16, 2012. Personal Representative: Mary E. Humphrey 3207 N. Wilder Road Plant City, Florida 33563 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Mary E. Humphrey Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: email@example.com November 18, 25, 2012 Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org November 11, 18, 2012 1050L egals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00025160DUMMY 2012 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00025175AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00024763 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00024762 NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD #0 0024825
C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 2 2 HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 1/18,25;12/2,9,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 6 6 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State College District Board of Trustees Chair TamiC ullens has announced the 24 members of the college district of Highlands,DeSoto and Hardee counties who will lead the search for the col-l eges fourth president. SFSC President Norman L. Stephens Jr. retires after 11 years with the college on June 30,2013. Members of the Presidential Search Committee were selected fort heir diverse expertise and for their understanding of the college and its mission,C ullens said. o find members of the c ommittee, we began by asking SFSCs tudents and employees if t hey would like to participate. Then,we asked trustees to suggest people int he community who would be an asset to us in our search f or the next SFSC president. e wanted a balance in gender,ethnicity and geogra-p hy. We wanted educators and business people. We part icularly wanted people who have a great love and concern for our community. M embers of the Presidential Search Committee include: Ken Lambert (committee chair),SFSC trustee repre-s enting Hardee County; vice president of enterprise solutions,Knowledge-Based Marketing Group Beth Andrews,SFSC d epartment chair,Academic Foundations Don Appelquist,SFSC dean of resource development Terry Atchley,Wauchula city manager; SFSCF oundation board member Tim Backer ,SFSC trustee representing DeSotoC ounty; real estate appraiser Julia Burnett,Lake Placid Middle School principal Tim Cook,CEO,Florida Hospital Heartland; SFSC F oundation board member Teresa Crawford,, SFSC director,HardeeC ampus; Hardee County School Board member Eddie Cuencas,SFSC coordinator,Panther Youth Program Dr. Frank Gibbs,retired from the HeartlandE ducational Consortium in Lake Placid; retired after 39 y ears in public education at the district level in several central Florida counties Joan Hartt,citrus grower; SFSC Foundation board m ember; former SFSC trustee Lindsay Lynch,SFSC d irector of grants development Martha Jo Markey,retired after 38 years in teaching and administration with theD eSoto County School District Zach Osha,SFSC student Lana Puckorius,SFSC trustee representingH ighlands County; retired investment adviser Colleen Rafatti,SFSC director,Career Development Center Kris Rider,,SFSC trustee representingH ighlands County; law firm office manager Abilene Rouch,SFSC s tudent Bobby Sconyers,SFSC professor,Dental Assisting Jan Shoop,Highlands County School Board memb er Dr. Walteria Tucker, SFSC faculty member,L anguages June Weyrauch,SFSC e xecutive assistant to the vice president for educational and student services Dr. David Willey,dentist; SFSC Foundation boardm ember Tealy Williams,Avon P ark High School principal The Presidential Search Committee will be chargedw ith its responsibilities and acquire information regardi ng Government in the Sunshine laws in a meeting with search consultant Dr. J eff Hockaday at noon Wednesday,Dec. 5,at the SFSC Highlands Campus. The primary role of the committee is to narrow thef ield of presidential applicants for the trusteesfinal consideration. Much of the committee's work will occur in late February and Marcha fter applications are received. SFSC Presidential Search Committee announced Stephens
C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK Both coaches came away happy amidst the always-heated meeting between the Red Devils and Blue Streaks. That it was the inaugural game of the season for both squads, perhaps it heightened the intensity, as Sebring battled back from a game-long deficit before falling to Avon Park 63-58 in the Tip-Off Classic Friday night. It was a little chaotic, first-year Devil head coach M arty OHora said of his first foray into the rivalry. The kids played hard and I liked the effort. The effort was indeed there, if not a little overzealous in the early going, as nary a shot attempt was made that didn t result in a foul and freethrows. Avon Park had the early edge from the line, going 4-of-6 in the first quarter, while Sebring went 2-for-5. Tyrone Perry had the hot hand from the field early, s coring eight first-quarter points on two drives a three-pointer and a free throw, but the Streaks hung tough with consecutive inside scores from Luke Ancrum and a Decaris Jones trey to make it a 1211 Devil advantage. But Avon Park would score the next nine to close the period, with a Gustavus Owens bucket in the paint, an Jarviel Hart free throw and a three apiece from Michael Rhoden and Jovan Pratt just before the buzzer to break it open at 21-11. Sebring got back into it with the first six of the second, as freshman Connor Cook hit a jumper, Ezell Gammage scored inside and Josh Austin took a dish from Jones for a deuce. Perry, however, got loose inside for a bucket, but Gammage answered with a jump hook. Perry would score twice on fast breaks and Travis Lawton took one to the hole on a baseline drive. But Cook added a score and the gap stood at 29-22 at the half. SPORTS D SE CTION Inside This Section AP Mitey Mites Three-peat . .3D F lorida Prep Football Scores. .4D Dolphins offensive woes . . .4D News-Sun Sunday, November 18, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shalontay Rose saw her stat line overflowing with 16 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and four steals in Sebrings Thursday win at Avon Park. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Im glad we had the big lead, an exasperated and relieved Mike Lee said Thursday night, after his Lady Blue Streaks held off a furious second-half rally for a 51-43 win at Avon Park. This was the first time in quite a few years that an Avon Park team came at us and we didnt fold, Lee added. It feels good to have the rivalry back. Actually, it was Sebring that was coming at the Lady Devils early on, utilizing their quick, long-armed defenders to cut off passing lanes, disrupt dishes and control the boards. Shalontay Rose got the scoring started with a putback, before Allie Mann hit a short jumper. Rose then split a pair at the line and Mann drained a jumper from the baseline and the Streaks were out to a 7-0 lead. Otisha Smith converted on a follow to break the gameopening run, but that opportunistic defense lead to consecutive breakaways by Rhondaja Williams and a fast break score by Christacia Dawkins to make it 13-2. Johntavia Perry would find her way through the lane on a drive, but Rose ended the period with a jumper from the foul line for a 15-4 lead. The home crowd might have expected this formidable Avon Park bunch to respond, as did their coach, Lady Streaks hang on, top Red Devils See SEBRING, Page 5D N ews-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Haylee Peters did the damage Thursday night, scoring both Sebring goals in a 2-1 w in over visiting Auburndale. The Lady Streak defense also stepped u p, keeping the Bloodhound scoring attempts low and only forcing six saves for goalkeeper Shannon B loemsma. Peters hits Daily Double By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING The grunts of exertion, the yells of encouragement and the clanking of steel were heard emanating from the Sebring Fieldhouse Thursday evening. No, it wasnt the Blue Streak football team doing their offseason workouts, it was the dawning of the 201213 Girls Weightlifting season with the Lady Blue Streaks hosting Lake Placid. And while this stage of the season is more to get a gauge of where returning lifters are Let the lifting begin See LIFT, Page 3D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Angela Dennard combined f or 255 pounds lifted for a win in Thursdays inaugural meet of the weightlifting season. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Despite going for a game-high 24 points, Decaris Joneso ften felt the squeeze of a tight Red Devil defense Friday night in Avon Parks 63-58 win over the Blue Streaks. Devils edge Streaks in preseason opener See AP, Page 6D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jayden Garrett gets around the end, and this would be Spartan tackler, in Sebrings Flag team Super Bowl win over West Tampa. B y DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgARCADIA History was made Saturday morning, not only in Sebring sending a youth football team to the Mid Florida F ootball Super Bowl but to have one come out a winner. The junior Blue Streak Flag football squad brought home both honors with a nail-biting 86 win over the West Tampa Spartans at the DeSoto High School varsity field. Things looked like they would go Sebrings way early on, as quarterback Gregory Smith and running back Rhett Vaughn broke off big gains on the first two plays from scrimm age. But though some more ground would be gained on the opening drive, the Spartan defense stiffened and the progression stalled. The Streaks defense, however, showed early on that it was going to be a long day for West Tampa. Quick and sure-handed defenders consistently wreaked havoc in getting into the backfield and swiping flags out and resulted in many short-lived drives. Sebring was having some trouble getting further o ffensive traction though, and the Spartans picked off a pass in Blue Streak territory to give them a golden c hance. The ensuing drive moved enough to give West Tampa Super Bowl Champs! S ebring8W Tampa6 See FLAG, Page 6D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE L ake Placids Justin Mason found the going a little tough against First Academys David Ndiaye, a 6-foot, 11-inch junior, in Fridays opening contest of the Avon Park Tip-Off Classic. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK For most, its not the best way to get your season, nor coaching tenure, started. For first-year Lake Placid basketball coach John Million, Fridays 8627 loss to Orlandos The First Academy in the opener of the Avon Park Tip-Off Classic, had its positives. e knew it would be tough and we were a little outmanned, he said. But I saw some good things. The kids kept hustling and playing hard right through to the end, which, with this type of game, is sometimes hard to do. That they did, and showed a determination that will serve them well throughout the season, as well as some good shooting and overall team quickness. It just wasnt as evident against a team of the class of the Royals, ranked 18th in the state entering the season. But thats okay, facing a team like that right off the bat, Million said. It really shows the kids the level the have to play at, the hard work they need to do to be competitive. That, and the team can take solace in the fact that things will be a lot more evenly matched as the season continues. The Dragons welcome that next step Monday with a road date at LaBelle, before enjoying the rest of the Thanksgiving break and facing DeSoto at home Tuesday, Nov. 27. Dragons no match for First Academy Tubbs takes 7th at State Courtesy photo Taylor Tubbs moved up a slot from her eighth seed going into the State Finals in Tallahassee and was able to move up one slot to take 7th overall in Class 3A to achieve her goal of a top 10 finish. See Wednesdays News-Sun for the complete recap of Tubbs accomplishment.
C M Y K Davis Memorial TournamentAVON PARK The 2nd Annual G eorge 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 tournam ent go to benefit the River Greens Highlands County Youth Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to River Greens Scholarship Fund. For more information, call River Greens at 453-5210.Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING The 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K has been set for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at Highlands Hammock State Park at 8 a.m. The largest running event in Highlands C ounty last yearsTurkey Trot 5K drew a r ecord 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, N ov. 16 early entry deadline. Race fees post November 16 will be $25. e have a deluxe 20th edition dri-fit shirt and our unique custom awards for the 2012 Turkey Trot, said race director Chet Brojek. Those entering after the November 16 date will not be guaranteed size or shirt if we run out. Those needing entry forms may contact Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 385-4736. If sending your check without the form, you must include name, age and tee sizes of entrants. You would sign the waiver form on race morning.Franza inductionAVON PARK Its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzas induction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction ceremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, beginning with a Noon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold after Friday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. Tickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. Hotel reservations are available at (386 h e 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. .Horseshoe ClubSEBRING The Highlands County Horseshoe Club league play began on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lee Palmer C omplex, 439 Pine St., in Sebring. The league is open to all men and w omen who like to pitch horseshoes, with p lay 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. For further information on the league and its players, visit lpsoftball.com AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England630.667299201 Buffalo460.400230299 Miami460.400187205 N.Y. Jets360.333175228 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 Buffalo 19, Miami 14 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 York61.857 Brooklyn52.7141 Philadelphia54.5562 Boston54.5562 Toronto26.2504.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami73.700 Charlotte43.5711.5 Atlanta44.5002 Orlando35.3753 Washington07.0005.5 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee52.714 Chicago53.625.5 Indiana46.4002.5 Cleveland26.2503.5 Detroit19.1005.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis71.875 San Antonio72.778.5 Dallas55.5003 Houston45.4443.5 New Orleans34.4293.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City73.700 Minnesota54.5561.5 Denver45.4442.5 Portland45.4442.5 Utah46.4003 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers62.750 Golden State54.5561.5 L.A. Lakers45.4442.5 Phoenix46.4003 Sacramento27.2224.5 ___ Thursdays Games Brooklyn 102, Boston 97 New York 104, San Antonio 100 Miami 98, Denver 93 Fridays Games Philadelphia 99, Utah 93 Indiana 103, Dallas 83 Orlando 110, Detroit 106 Golden State 106, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 110, New Orleans 95 Memphis 105, New York 95 Portland 119, Houston 117, OT Atlanta 112, Sacramento 96 L.A. Lakers 114, Phoenix 102 Saturdays Games Toronto at Boston, late Utah at Washington, late Dallas at Cleveland, late Memphis at Charlotte, late Denver at San Antonio, late New Orleans at Milwaukee, late Chicago at L.A. Clippers, late Miami at Phoenix, late Sundays Game Indiana at New York, 12 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 1 p.m. Brooklyn at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL855624226.9 Harden, HOU757624026.7 James, MIA1003524824.8 Durant, OKC856324524.5 Irving, CLE674419424.3 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Randolph, MEM456811314.1 Varejao, CLE35619613.7 Asik, HOU427711913.2 Faried, DEN545210611.8 Jefferson, UTA268911511.5 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS810112.6 Paul, LAC88210.3 Vasquez, NO7608.6 Holiday, PHL9778.6 Westbrook, OKC10858.5 Steals GSTAVG Jennings, MIL7223.14 Walker, CHA7202.86 Lin, HOU9212.33 Batum, POR9212.33 Ariza, WAS7162.29BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with OF Torii Hunter on a two-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with RHP Anthony Ortega, RHP Brian Sanches, LHP Atahualpa Severino and INF Brandon Wood on minor league conracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSNamed Craig Shipley assistant to the general manager. ATLANTA BRAVESAgreed to terms with C Gerald Laird on a two-year contract. CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms withC Dioner Navarro on a one-year contract. MIAMI MARLINSNamed Chuck Hernandez pitching coach and Rob Leary bench coach. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with 2B Brian Bixler on a minor league contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.26: Girls Soccer vs.LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.27: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY,Nov.27: Girls Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Nov.29: Boys Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts County Meet,vs.Lake Placid,Avon Park,4p .m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Region,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Region,6 p.m. T UESDAY,Nov.27: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,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 T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Akron at Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Chicago at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Connecticut at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Figure Staking ISU Grand Prix. . . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012Page 3D AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 11/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 2 2 2 2 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 9 9 S pecial 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 at and to get the newbies the experience of competitive lifting, it was, after all a competition. The Lady Dragons had their share of strong performances and top three finishes, but the depth of the Sebring squad would win the day. Beginning in the lower weight classes, Blue Streak Kayla Bowen would take top honors, benching 65 pounds and hoisting 70 in the cleana nd-jerk for a 135 total. Lake Placid would take second and third in the class, with Liliana Sanchez and one of those newbies, Angel Nieto, totaling 115and 110pounds, respectively. Moving up to the 110pound class, Sebring got another win from Chantell Harris, who cleared 80 in both lifts for a 160 total. The Dragons, again, would take the next two spots, as Brandy McMahon went 70 and 80 and Emily Waldron went 70 and 70. Liz Whitehead got another Streak win, totaling 160 in the 119 class, while Shanajh Heath of Sebring and Cheyenne Slade of Lake P lacid each cleared 125 w ith Heath coming in lighter on the scales to nudge her up in the standings. At 129, Imani Powell had quite the impressive outing, clearing 120 in both lifts for a whopping 240 total, and leada top-three sweep for Sebring. F ebe Murillo was second with 180 and Monica Tookes third at 165. The winning ways continued in the 139 class, as D enise Constant went 90 and 105 for a 195 total. Lady Dragon Abigail Samperi benched 75 and jerked 100 for 175 and second, while Hannah Gostch was third with at total of 170 lifted. Lake Placid got a win at 154, with Dani Daigle totali ng 195 to stay just ahead of the 190 total from Sebrings Teresa Ware. The Streaks also took third with Briah Thomas 175pound output. Michelle Volny cleared 225 for the Streaks at 169, with teammate JessicaB elcher going for 210 and second place, and Lake Placids Heidi South third at 160. B ethany Phillips got another Dragon win in the 1 83 class, benching 110 and clearing a meet-high 125 in t he jerk. Monique Michelin and Milanda Michel took second and third for Sebring with 155 and 130, respectively. Nykema Thomas totaled 240 to win the 199 class for the Streaks with Katie Hunter taking second for Lake Placid. A nd Angela Dennard had a meet-high total of 255 to win t he unlimited class, benching 135 and jerking 120. L ady Dragon Marvishay Sholtz took second with a 220 total and Sebrings Ally Sanchez was third at 205. The two teams will go at it again, with Avon Park also joining the fray, at a Highlands County meet Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Sebring Fieldhouse at 4 p.m. Continued from 1D Lift season is now underway News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Imani Powell powers up 120 pounds in the cleana nd-jerk to win the 129-pound weight class in Thursdays s eason-opening meet. Below: Lake Placids Angel Nieto is t he look of determination as she took third in the 101pound class. Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com Special to the News-SunS EBRING Bruce Moellendick, former PGAtrainer, is the instructor for the YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. T he classes will be held twice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, c ost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. F or more information on this program please contact us at 382-9622 ask for Kevin S toker. Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry have joined the YMCAteam in providing authentic traditional martial arts. Master Henry has trained many state, national, and international champions over the past 24 years. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting at the beginning of each month. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers. For more information on this program please contact us at 382-9622 We offer a wonderful Gymnastics program classes starting from preschool to advance. If you would like to get your child in Gymnastics call the Y and ask out about our classes. We do registration at the beginning of each month. Prices have been pro-rated due to the holiday season. Upcoming Events Christmas at the Y Its the Holiday Season and the YMCAis getting in the mood with our 2nd annual Christmas at the Y. On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the YMCAwill be hosting a night full of fun, including: Abig slide, bounce house, games, free candy and prizes, a cake walk, concessions, crafts, Christmas storytelling, and FREE pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets will be $2.00 per person. There will also be live entertainment with the line-up including Michelle Cathey, Justus Martin, The Wacaster Family, and Nala Price. YMCAs Last Day 5K The YMCA is looking forward to bringing in the New Year with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. The race will take place at the Highlands County Family YMCAon Saturday, Dec. 29. The race cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime after that. Children 10 years old and under running are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, the race will promptly start at 9 a.m. C amp Holiday Hoopla The YMCAis offering 8 days of fantastic fun. The Camp Holiday Hoopla will be taking place December 20, 21, 26-28, and January 2-4. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, gymnastics, a field trip, fitness and nutrition, and all kinds of sports. Ages include 5-12 and camp fees are $15 for one time registration, a $20 daily fee, or if you would like to do all eight days it is $125. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join the YMCA? We have been meeting the needs of Highlands County for over 25 years and we offer something for everyone. On Saturday, Jan. 5, stop in to the Highlands County Family YMCAfor our Open House. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the YMCAwill be giving free tours and offering membership specials that include waiving joiner fees, health assessments, and BOGO rates on our daily punch cards. YMCAhas not only one, but two heated pools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. Come check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 3829622 Plenty going on at YMCA Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring R ecreation Club will be hosing a Shuffleboard Tournament Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 333 Pomegranate Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. Come enjoy a day of shuffleboard fun and fellows hip just make sure to bring your own lunch. Anyone living in Highlands County is eligible to play. Cost is $5 for six games, with money prizes going to the top six amateurs and top six professionals. For more information, call 385-2966. County Shuffleboard Tournament News-Sun staff reportARCADIA While Sebring got itsfirst taste of Super Bowl glory, the Avon Park Mitey Mites made it three MFFCC titles in a row with Saturdays 7-0 win over the Fair O aks Rattlers on Bulldog Field at DeSoto High School. Atough achievement in and of itself, all the more so when one considers that each age grouping in youth football is in two-year increments. Getting a special g roup of kids, predominantly the same age, can lead to a repeat. But having another special group come up and m ake it a three-peat makes i t that much more of a rare and special accomplishment. See Wednesdays New sSun for a further recap of the big win for Avon Park. AP makes it three in a row Avon Park7F air Oaks0
C M Y K Page 4DNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012w ww.newssun.com DOTY, KIP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; Brad & aaron doty golf tourney; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 7 7 5 5 BROWN, JAMES KEVIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 3 3 8 8 Class 8A Regional Quarterfinal Apopka 45, Orlando University 35 Cypress Bay 41, Deerfield Beach 13 Dr. Phillips 28, Wharton 15 East Lake 31, Treasure Coast 20 Fletcher 24, Lake Brantley 21 Miami Killian 45, Southwest Miami 7 Miramar 3, South Plantation 0 Palm Beach Cent. 27, Palm Beach Gardens 19 Plant 48, Orlando Freedom 31 Sanford Seminole 26, DeLand 12 Seminole Ridge 35, Park Vista Comm. 31 South Dade 29, Varela 16 Timber Creek 41, Olympia 21 Vero Beach 24, Palm Harbor University 10 Class 7A R egional Quarterfinal B oyd Anderson 13, Atlantic Community 7 Buchholz 10, First Coast 7, OT Durant 34, Tampa Bay Tech 7 Dwyer 25, Oakland Park Northeast 3 Evans 35, Edgewater 6 Fort Pierce Central 41, Lemon Bay 13 Kissimmee Osceola 16, Lakeland 2 Lincoln 27, Fleming Island 17 M anatee 65, St. Petersburg Northeast 12 Martin County 35, Charlotte 32 Newsome 52, Gaither 7 Oviedo 34, Leesburg 31, OT Ridge Community 24, Harmony 0 St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Miami Beach 7 Venice 31, Pinellas Park 21 Class 6A Regional Quarterfinal Armwood 10, Largo 6 Columbia 35, Bartram Trail 14 Gainesville 60, Hernando 3 Heritage 29, Sebastian River 0H illsborough 42, Seminole Osceola 7 Mainland 49, Lake Gibson 42 Miami Central 59, Archbishop McCarthy 7 Miami Northwestern 38, Hollywood Hills 6M ilton 38, Niceville 31, OT Naples 45, Island Coast 7 N avarre 30, Pace 10 Ocala Vanguard 31, Springstead 8 P alm Bay 56, South Fork 7 South Fort Myers 27, Barron Collier 0 S t. Augustine 35, Ridgeview 26 Winter Haven 24, New Smyrna Beach 20 Class 5A Regional Quarterfinal Baker County 36, Creekside 0 Bishop Kenny 16, Ponte Vedra 13 East Lee County 35, Golden Gate 7 Glades Central 34, Rockledge 12 Godby 28, West Florida 10 Immokalee 35, Estero 13 Lake Wales 20, Southeast 17 Lakewood 37, Bishop Moore 13 Merritt Island 28, Jensen Beach 0 Miami Jackson 39, Plantation American Heritage 23 Miami Norland 31, Dillard 21 Palmetto 27, Auburndale 9 Pasco 34, North Marion 10 Robinson 41, Port Orange Atlantic 8 Wakulla 35, Gulf Breeze 19 Class 4A R egional Semifinal Bolles School 38, Mount Dora 13 Cocoa 56, Clewiston 7 East Gadsden 47, West Nassau County 7 Gulliver Prep 25, Inlet Grove 7 Jones 26, Dunbar 13 Miami Washington 71, North Broward 0 South Sumter 29, Raines 28 Yulee 41, Taylor County 26 Class 3A Regional Semifinal C learwater Central Catholic 35, Frostproof 0 Delray American Heritage 30, ChaminadeMadonna College Prep 14 Fort Lauderdale University 27, Cardinal Newman 0 M adison County 54, Providence 7 Ocala Trinity Cath. 55, Melbourne Central Cath. 12 Orlando The First Academy 42, Fort White 1 7 Pensacola Cath. 22, Trinity Christ.-Jax 21 Tampa Catholic 24, Fort Meade 23 Class 2A Regional Semifinal Carrollwood Day 24, Moore Haven 12 Dade Christian 39, Village Academy 16 First Baptist 42, Indian Rocks 21 G lades Day 39, Champagnat Catholic 14 Lake Mary Prep 38, Deltona Trinity Christian 12 N orth Florida Christ. 41, Eagles View 19 University Christian 59, FAMU Developmental Research 6 Warner Christ. 62, Foundation Acad. 0 Class 1A Regional Semifina l Blountstown 10, Holmes County 0 Freeport 26, Graceville 21 L afayette 56, Hilliard 14 Liberty County 26, Bozeman School 7 Newberry 16, Wildwood 10 Northview 57, Cottondale 6 Trenton 31, Jefferson County 21 Union County 21, Crescent City 0 Florida Football Prep Scores By STEVEN WINE Associated PressDAVIE Nothing comes easily these days for the Miami Dolphins. The lone touchdown scored by their offense in the past 2 1/2 games was awarded only after a replay review. The unit led by rookie R yan Tannehill has stalled during a three-game losing streak, and so has the franchises turnaround under first-year coach Joe Philbin. Obviously we need to make some improvements quickly, Philbin said Friday, barely 12 hours after a 19-14 loss at Buffalo. The defeat dropped his team to 4-6 and quashed playoff talk, at least for now. The only touchdown by the offense came with nine minutes left on a 2-yard pass from Tannehill to Davone Bess that was initially ruled incomplete. The reversal ended a streak of 27 consecutive offensive possessions without a TD. Miami totaled a seasonl ow 184 yards one week after managing 255 yards and three points against Tennessee. T he recent lack of productivity is especially dist urbing because the Titans a nd Bills have given up the most points in the NFL. The past two games, we havent been good at all, running back Reggie Bush said. We really havent done much. Bush totaled 41 yards rushing over the past two games, and the Dolphins have slipped to fourth-worst in the league in rushing yards per carry at 3.6. Their team quarterback rating of 72.3 is also fourthworst. Thats the wrong kind of offensive balance. Against Buffalo, Miami averaged a meager 4.0 yards per pass play and 3.3 per carry. e couldnt run the ball, and we couldnt throw the ball either, Bush said. When you cant do either one, its a recipe for disaster Tannehill showed steady improvement early in the season but regressed recently, throwing five interceptions in a five-day span. All 11 of his interceptions this year have come in defeats. The rookie said the offenses recent woes are frustrating but educational. I feel like Im getting b etter. I feel like Im learning a lot, Tannehill said. Obviously you cant turn the ball over, and thats a big problem right now. I realize that throwing five picks in the last two games is a big problem and one that needs to be addressed. P hilbin said Tannehills decision-making of late has been good aside from a couple of lapses, and the c oach stressed that his quarterback is far from the lone c ulprit in the scoring slump. e havent made e nough plays around him, and he hasnt made enough plays, Philbin said. Sometimes its the protection, sometimes its the route, sometimes its a penalty, sometimes its the lack of a running game. Its a variety of issues. W e havent discriminated. Defense also shar es responsibility for the losing streak, as the scoreboard would suggest: In the past 2 1/2 quarters Miami has been outscored 65-20. Big plays have been a season-long problem on both sides of the ball. The offense lacks a deep threat at receiver, while the secondary is prone to breakdowns. A s a result, Miami has g ained at least 20 yards on 29 plays while giving up 46 such plays, by far the worst d isparity in the NFL. T urnover differential is another source of consternation. T he Dolphins rank thirdworst at minus nine, and in the past two games theyve committed seven turnovers w hile coming up with no takeaways. Thats not good enough, Philbin said. Im embarrassed; Im the head coach. Thats one thing w e preach all the time. The weekend off will give the Dolphins extra time to assess the situation before heading into the toughest part of their schedule, beginning Nov. 25 against Seattle. ouve got to make the plays that are available defensive end Cameron Wake said. The Bills made more than we did, and honestly, thats the same old song and dance. I feel like a broken record, and Im getting tired of it. Its got toc hange, and its got to change fast. Sputtering offense plagues Dolphins
C M Y K By JENNAFRYER Associated PressHOMESTEAD When Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon made contact in the closing laps at Phoenix, Gordon was overcome by a grudge hed been carrying at least seven months. The four-time NASCAR champion retaliated by intentionally wrecking Bowyer, triggering a garage-area melee. Gordons reputation took a hit among his peers and he w as fined $100,000 by NASCAR. But he avoided suspension and will race Sunday in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where hell celebrate his 20th anniversary w ith sponsor DuPont and Hendrick Motorsports. He admitted Friday that DuPont had initial concerns NASCAR would park him this weekend for his actions Sunday at Phoenix, but he never worried he wouldnt race at Homestead and hes not sorry for wrecking Bowyer. The thing that I regret and the thing that I messedu p on is that I allowed my anger and my emotions to put me in a position to makea bad choice, Gordon said. I felt like Clint needed to be dealt with, but that wasn t the right way to go about it, certainly not the right t ime. And what I hate most about it is that other guys w ere involved with it and it affected their day The wreck collected Joey Logano and Aric Almirola, and championship points leader Brad Keselowski had to dodge his way around the accident scene. It also triggered a brawl in the garage between Gordons crew and Bowyers crew that has received as much attention as the championship race between Keselowski and five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. It has also thrust the 41year-old Gordon into the headlines at the end of yet another disappointing season. He was docked 25 points for Sundays bad behavior, which dropped him to 11th in the Sprint Cup Series standings in this one-win season. He hasnt won a championship since 2001, and teammate Johnson, who came on board in 2002, will race for his sixth title Sunday. So his actions on Sunday were certainly that of a frustrated driver, and he admitted wrecking Bowyer sent a message to the garage. I dont think theyre going to be messing with me for a little while. I think they realize that that message was sent pretty clear Gordon said. Throughout the last couple years, I feel like one thing that maybe I havent done enough of is show the fire inside me that I have to want to win and want to win championships. And I think that while I would have liked to have gone about it differently on Sunday, I think it did show that that fire and passion is inside of me in a big way So big that hed been angry with Bowyer since Martinsville in April, when Bowyer played a role in costing Hendrick Motorsports its 200th victory. The race had been dominated that day by Gordon and Johnson, and a late caution had set up a restart with the teammates lined up sideby-side at the front. B owyer re-started in the second row, on new tires, a nd got a shove from behind from Ryan Newman. H e dove to the inside of Gordon and Johnson, made contact, and all three wrecked. It was a crushing defeat for the Hendrick camp, which was moments away from celebrating a historic victory at Martinsville, site of some of the teams most significant triumphs and its most heartbreaking tragedy. AHendrick plane crashed en route to a 2004 race at Martinsville, among the 10 people on board were Hendricks brother, son, twin nieces, key team personnel and a DuPont representative. At the April race with Hendrick, for the first time since the 2004 plane crash, were the widows of Hendricks brother and the DuPont executive. e were all wanting to win more than anything, more than any champ ionship. The 200th win at Martinsville meant so much to all of us because we lost so much there, Hendrick said Friday. And that was taken away from us. Both of our cars were wrecked on the last lap and next to last lap and it was by the 15 car (Bowyer as bad in my life leaving the race track as I did that day. It took me a week or so to get over it just because we had it in our grasp. And thats just emotions that we carry and nobody else. So I think that situation, along with some other things that happened along the way, you know, you dont forget it. Bowyer and Gordon spoke at the track that day, and Bowyer texted Hendrick after the race. The two drivers have had other on-track incidents between them this season, including another run-in at Martinsville last month, but they had a conversation after that, too. But something made Gordon snap late in Sunday at Phoenix, when enough was finally enough when he and Bowyer got together. When Gordon retaliated, it mathematically eliminated Bowyer from championship contention, but Gordon said Bowyer has to accept responsibility for putting himself in that position. If youre contending for the championship, youve got to be as smart about thet hings you do on the race track as the guys that youre racing that might be outside the championship, Gordon said. And there was absolutely no reason to run into me. T he only thing Gordon f eels badly about is Logano getting collected in the accident. He said he spoke to Logano on the phone and cant say it went exactly very well and hed like to follow-up at the track. As for whats nex t, G ordon doesnt know. But he understands the attention on the incident with Bowyer, and the effect it might have on the season finale. I would tune in the following Sunday and see what happens, he said. Paulette Daley. s our home court, in front of a good crowd and its against Sebring, she said. I thought wed have come out with more fire. Then again, the Blue Streaks were playing a part in dousing any fire that was t here, as Mann started the second quarter with a three to continue the momentum. Jamiese Wiley got a score on another fast break and Rose drove in from the left to balloon the lead to 22-4. Perry halted the run with one-of-two at the line, but Rose had another follow and Mann scored on a break and it was now 26-5. Perry connected on two at the line and then the Devils got a gift on an inadvertent whistle. With Sebring in possession, some aggressive defense knocked the ball loose and back across midcourt, where Avon Parks Connie Dewberry and Mann were giving chase. Awhistle halted the action, with the call being over and back, which was incorrect. After a brief consultation between the officials, the call was wiped off and the Devils rewarded with a basket. But this didnt cause any momentum shift as Alexxis Harris answered right back with two free throws. Perry would connect on a free throw of her own, but Williams hit two for the Streaks and Jazmin House banked one in from the freethrow line extended to send the game to halftime with Sebring up 32-10. e talked about it at halftime, about getting more aggressive and getting after them, Daley said. Which Lee also discussed with his charges. s Avon Park, so we knew they were going to step up and get their runs in, he said. Though it didnt quite take early on as Sebring answered three early points with three of their own. Toryana Jones then scored on a break as the Devil defense started to pick it up, but Rose answered with a follow to maintain the lead at 37-15. But then the expected run came as Avon Park really upped the pressure, leading to steals and turnovers and ensuing fast breaks for an 8-0 burst that shaved the lead to 37-22. Rose upped it again with a put-back, but another four points cut it to 39-28 headed to the final eight minutes. The lead held early in the fourth, though Sebring wast exactly helping themselves at the charity stripe. While the Devils were getting their points two at a time, the Streaks had six trips to the line where they split their attempts. Perry, however, hit two freebies and Jones drove for two. Perry then hit a jumper and Jones got a steal and score to cut it to seven at 45-38. House got free inside for a bucket, but Dewberry followed with a three to make it 47-41 with 2:43 left. But the back breaker came with Williams answered that with a steal and drive. Dewberry would hit a long two, but with time running out, the Sebring defense stepped it up and didnt allow another Red Devils score, with Mann putting the final nail in the coffin with a jumper from the wing. That was such a big basket by Allie there, Lee said. Im just real glad with how we played. We knew theyd come back, and they did, but we kept our composure for the most part and got the win. It feels good. For Avon Park, the loss was a tough one, as those to a county rival can be. But within it there were lessons learned. This showed the girls that you have to come out 100percent, that you cant wait until youre in too big of a hole to pick it up, Daley said. They came out in the second half and played the way we can, which is something we can build off of. Jones and Perry shared scoring honors for the Devils, with 12 apiece, with Mann chipping in 14 for Sebring. Though it was Rose with the big night, scoring a game-high 16, along with 12 rebounds, five blocked shots and four steals. Williams also was in double figures for the Streaks with 10. Avon Park is back at it Tuesday in a girl-boy doubleheader, as they face Lake Region at 6 p.m., with the boys facing the Thunder at 7:30 p.m. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012Page 5D BIG GREEN LAWN MAINTENANCE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 11/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 0 0 9 9 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 11/4,18; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 2 2 7 7 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 5 4 4 Continued from 1D News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Johntavia Perry shared team-high scoring honors f or the Red Devils, totaling 12 points Thursday night. B elow: Rhondaja Williams had a big night defensively and also added 10 points in Sebrings win. Sebring fast start paves way to win Gordons anger at Bowyer dates back 7 months I would tune in the following Sunday and see what happens. JEFFGORDON NASCAR driver I thought wed have come out with more fire. 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C M Y K Page 6DNews-SunSunday, November 18, 2012w ww.newssun.com DR. CHEN, BILL; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new teeth now; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 8 8 0 0 4 4 Games like these are really just to see what youve got to work with, Blue Streak head coach Princeton Harris said. eve had just over four hours of practice time, so its more about what we see out there than a win or a loss. What he and the rest of the boisterous crowd saw w as things tightening up in the second half, as well as getting a little testy. The Devils opened the third with consecutive hoops from Alfred Brown and Rhoden, with Austin answering inside. Hart drove for a score, with Ancrum then hitting one at the line and Jones getting out on the break for two. AJones three was sandwiched by a Steven Roberts free throw and Rhoden drive, but then Jones hit a jumper and Terrell Williams a three and it was suddenly a four-point game at 38-34. But Rhoden hit his own three and followed his own miss, around two missed Blue Streak free throws. Jones then scored on a q uarter-ending drive for a 43-36 Devil edge heading into the final eight minutes. Avon Park would push the l ead a bit, with Rhoden driving for two, Perry scoring i nside and Travis Lawton h itting a baseline turnaround. But Sebring stayed afloat with an Austin free throw and Cook drive, and then things started to get testy. Brown hit two free throws to put the Devils up 51-39, but then Jones was fouled and split one of two at the line. ere up 12 and we were going for steals 30 feet fromt he basket, OHora said. eve got to play smarter t han that. But the aggressiveness c ontinued, overly so on both sides, as four technicals w ere called over the next few minutes of play. Rhoden made good on two technical shots before Jones took a foul and saw Avon Park whistled for a T, resulting in four straight free throws to get it to 53-44. Lawton would convert on a follow to get it back to double digits, but Joness cored on two more technical foul shots, Ancrum split a pair of free throws, Williams hit a three and J ones got a steal and score and with less than two minu tes left, it was a 55-52 game. Sebring then was assessed a technical at this inopportune time, but the Devils couldnt convert. Recarus Burley, though, would soon drive the lane and take a hard foul, converting the three-point play to give Avon Park a bit of momentary breathing room. But with Jones at the line again, he hit the first, missed the second and saw Gary DeMarest follow it up and it was back to a three-point game with just over one minute left. But it would be settled at the free-throw line as Brown hit one of two, Sebring missed two and Rhoden went four-of-four in the waning moments to stretch t he lead to 63-55. Abanked Jones three just before the buzzer provided for the final margin. It was tough, OHora said. At one point I was t rying to get guys in there who wouldnt get a technical. But I liked what I saw of t heir effort tonight. For Sebring, the thoughts predominantly positive as w ell. This team will be pretty good when we get rolling, H arris said. We just need to get into the gym for practice time and get the football players into basketball shape. Last year I jumped right i n with the schedule, a lot of games early, he continued. This year I wanted to give u s some time to work together before we get into too many games. Which is why the Blue Streaks next take the court Thursday, Nov. 29, with ah ome date against Ridge Community. The Red Devils, meanwhile, are back at it Tuesday, Nov. 20, hosting Lake Region and then traveling to Frostproof Tuesday, Nov. 27. Continued from 1D N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Michael Rhoden scored a team-high 20 points, including four crucial free throws down the stretch, in Avon Parks Friday win over Sebring. AP hangs on late a first and goal. But Sebring stood strong, again disrupting plays with clean grabs of the flag either at the line of scrimmage or behind it. When they ultimately stopped them on fourth and goal, the Blue Streaks had one more shot. A lthough, with barely over one minute to play, and starti ng at their own five, chances seemed slim that any noise could be made. B ut it didnt take long as Vaughn took a handoff from Smith and raced toward the far sideline. Once he got to the edge, Vaughn turned it upfield and completed the 55-yard touch-d own run untouched. Smith then completed a pass for the two-point con-v ersion and an 8-0 lead at the half. Both defenses held the line through the third quarter, with the offenses trading a pair of punts, leaving just 1 0 more minutes to go for Sebring to clinch the win. They came near that goal, holding West Tampa back for the next 7:28, but the Spartan quarterback found a seam and zipped to a long touchdown run that cut the lead to 8-6. But the defense came through again as a Blue Streak slipped into the backfield and ripped the flag out for a sack on the attemptedt wo-point conversion. F rom there, the Streaks just needed to get a first down or two to milk the clock, and that they did in bringing the MFFCC Super Bowl trophy to Sebring for the first time. I told you at the beginn ing of the season wed be here, head coach Jeremy Dougherty shouted to the gathering parents while hoisting the oversized trophy afterward. Get there, and win it, the Flag team Blue Streaks did. Continued from 1D Flag team brings home Super Bowl N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Rhett Vaughn holds up his Most Valuable Player trophy after his touchdown run and numerous sparkling defensive plays helped lead Sebring to Saturdays Super Bowl win.