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C M Y K NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, November 30-December 1, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 147 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 79 56C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Pleasant with sun and some clouds F orecast Question: Do you decorate the outside of your home for Christmas? Next question: Did you buy a ticket for the $550 million Powerball drawing? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries G eorge Coyle Age 79, of Sebring Phyllis Peach Age 99, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 54.2% No 45.8% T otal votes: 83 Classifieds9A C ommunity Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Unknown Soldiers2A Index Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 7 7 Season of lights Special to the News-SunAVON PARK call came into Central Dispatch at 11:15 a.m. on Monday of a burglary in progress at 715 Ruth St. in Avon Park. The caller saw two subjects hanging around a residence where he knew no one was home. As the caller was making the observations, he heard a loud crash and immediately called the sheriffs office. Ashort time later, the reporting person saw two subjects running from the residence and he provided their description to dispatch. Deputies immediately responded to the area and set up a perimeter. Sgt. Jamie Davidson and Deputy Elvin Ancheta saw two subjects fitting the description in the area of Winthrop Street and U.S. 27 and detained them. Meanwhile, Deputy Wayne Gunn and his K-9 partner Sarge responded to the burglary scene and tracked from the scene to the location where the subjects were being detained. Along the way, K-9 Sarge alerted to various pieces of clothing matching the original description provided that had apparently been discarded by the subjects as they were fleeing. As a result of this teamwork, Cristian Alfredo Manuel, 19, of 1115 W. Pleasant St., and Pedro Gonzalez, 20, 709 Palmetto St., both in Avon Alert neighbor helps catch two burglary suspects Gonzalez Manuel See BURGLARY, page 5A By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Commissioners votedT uesday night to table a measure hammered out by an a nimal control committee over the past six months after local veterinarian Dr. MarkG riffin told the board that the issue should first have been workshopped by local veterin arians. This was just thrown t ogether, he said. This could have been streamlined better Griffin had a number of very direct observationsa bout the ordinance. He called the license tag fee a tax, plain and simple, saying that reminding people to renew their tags yearly would fall to veterinarians inasmuch as it is they who administert he shots. He also pointed out that no enforcement process w as put in place, I cannot force people to do this. We can inform the public but it still basically is the honor system, he said. I n fact, Griffin said he himself had not been compliant with the rules as they now are written because currently the only mandate is forl icensing dogs. Commissioner Don Elwell tried repeatedly to determine a cost-benefit analysis of the program, asking how much the department took in each year and how many licenses had been issued. Highlands County Animal Control Department Director Darryl Scott said the revenue was about $50,000 a year, meaning about 10,000 dog licenses had been issued. That number may be high, he allowed. Scott also indicated his department could not enforce vaccination requirements because those are state law. A lot of bark, no bite Animal control i ssues sent back to new committee See ANIMAL, page 6A Ready to fly TreeRollins set to lead H eartland Eagles in ABL SPORTS, 1BReady to landS ebring Airport r unway re-opens PAGE2 AHIVtesting todayS FSCoffers tests on W orld AIDS Day PAGE3 A A guide to squeezing in a ll the merrymaking LIVING, 12B N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T o truly appreciate these lights, you need to drive down Sportsman Avenue, tune the radio to 106.7 and watch the s how. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Herbert Sommers Sr. uses a 16-foot ladder stringing a tree. Some of his words of advice: Always check the strands first to make sure they work and measure them from light to light to avoid dark spots. Sommers warned LED lights should only be used indoors while the strands have brass wiring, the light connections are steel. They corrode in the weather, typically lasting only one season. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgChristmas brings with i t a sense of wonder and miracles, the joy of celebration because Jesus Christ was born. Like the star that led the three wise men, Christmas lights twinkle and blink, turning homes and yards into gifts to the street. Ask the Somers family, on the south end of Lakewood Road, why they enjoy taking months putting up their display of 40,000 lights. They say their work is for children. Kidseyes pop open, patriarch Herb Somers Sr. said. I enjoy seeing that and hearing the kids ooh and aah. The lights turn it into Christmas, even though theres no snow The Somers decorate for the joy of sharing. They do not accept donations. If I cant afford to run thel ights, Somers said, I dont need to put them up. He added the electrical costs are not astronomical, adding about $150 to his monthly bill. This is partly because he and his wife Sandy open their windows and turn off the air conditioner. Somers added laughing, Besides, its so bright outside, we almost dont need lights inside. Somers, his wife, and grown children join together to put up the lights. I use single strands, Somers said, no net lighting except for one small bush. Afew years ago Somers son, Herb II, added a comSome go all out to share holiday cheer See LIGHTS, page 7A
C M Y K F or Karlyn Deveau, Dec. 8, 2012, wasnt just another date on the calendar. It was the day she would marry her fiance, who would finally beh ome from Afghanistan. He was helping plan e verything from over there, Karlyn told The Unknown Soldiers. He was so exciteda bout it. As a Navy SEAL, Special W arfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David Warsen was often in harmsw ay. But when night fell in Afghanistan, the SEAL would always make time for a Skype call with Karlyn, who had usually wrapped up h er night shift as a labor and delivery nurse in San Diego. There were maybe only three days I didnt talk to him during the entired eployment, Karlyn said. e always found a way Karlyn and David found each other through an unlikely series of meetings in San Diego. After two chance encounters, Davidl eft for several months of training in Virginia. But in J uly 2011, once again in downtown San Diego, the future couple met a third time. e both knew at this p oint that we needed to hang out since we kept randomly running into each other Karlyn, 26, wrote. We went on our first date the follow-i ng week and the rest is history Karlyn knew SEALs are some of the worlds toughest men, yet was immediately struck by the genuine warmth of Davids heart. He just loved everyone and made you feel so important, she said. He had so much love and passion about life. When David and Karlyn decided to get married, they understood the challenges they would later face. Like thousands of military couples, they would spend many months apart during an overseas deployment. But David always managed to stay positive, even when Karlyn could tell he wanted to come home. Every time we talked, he tried to be in a cheerful mood, the SEALs fiancees aid. Almost every night, Karlyn would keep her comp uter screen close as she fell asleep while looking into her f uture husbands eyes. It was just so peaceful knowing that if I woke up, I could see him, she wrote about their Skype calls. Ia lways dreaded when I would hear his alarm going off, which sounded like a dog barking, because I knew it was time for him to head out. Karlyn and David spoke f or about an hour in the early morning hours of Aug. 1 6 before the SEALleft for a mission. They were supposed to talk again later that day, but the Skype call never came. I was freaking out a little bit, Karlyn said. Then I found an article that said there was a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. I t cant be him, Karlyn thought. But when she learned two Navy SEALs were killed in the crash, the worried fiancee grew terrified. I got that sick feeling that it could be him, she said. But I didnt want to believe it. Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class Warsen, 27, died in the Aug. 16 helicopter crash near Kandahar, Afghanistan, along with six fellow Americans. s hard to talk about things because in my mind I dont feel like this situation is real, Karlyn said on Nov. 20. I feel like hes going to come back. The fallen SEALs fiancee, who spoke in a q uiet, dignified tone throughout our phone conversation, then paused. s so hard to know hes not coming back, she said. D avid also leaves behind his parents, brothers and g randparents. Im glad that were all together to be there for eacho ther, Karlyn said. Its nice, but its hard. D avids obituary, printed in the Grand Rapids Press, contains a quote that sumsu p the courage of a Michigan native who refused to quit. Failure to David was never an option, the obitua ry reads. While Dec. 8 will be filled with tears of sadness instead of joy, Karlyn and Davids romance is theo pposite of failure. Karlyns road ahead is difficult, but Davids love will always be inside the heart of the woman he longed to call his wife. I just want him to be h onored like the kind person he was, Karlyn said. I w ish the whole world could have met him. Someday, David and Karlyn will meet again. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features byo ther Creators Syndicate writers a nd cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 Nov. 28 71215203449x:5Next jackpot $4 millionNov. 24 262836415051x:4 Nov. 21 31924343741x:2 Nov. 28 69113234 Nov. 27 2471017 Nov. 26 1117182733 Nov. 25 348910 Nov. 28 (n 6800 Nov. 28 (d 4023 Nov. 27 (n 1024 Nov. 27 (d 8308 Nov. 28(n 45 3 Nov. 28 (d 480 Nov. 27(n 190 Nov. 27 (d 491 Nov. 27 61116422 Nov. 23 21719415 Nov. 20 2232333922 Nov. 16 15172620 Nov. 28 516222329 PB: 6Next jackpot $40 millionNov. 24 2232374450 PB: 34 Nov. 21 818243039 PB: 26 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center APHS Culinary Arts has Spirit CardsA VON PARK Avon Park High School Culinary A rts has Spirit Card Sale g oing on for $5. This is their 16th Annual Spirit Card sale. Cardholders r eceive special discounts at 19 different businesses for one full year! Dec. 1 2012 until Nov. 30, 2013. This year's sponsor include: Dairy Queen Grill 'n Chill, Yard Expressions, Annette at Today's Creations, Crystal Nails, Spa, Hair and Tanning, KFC Sebring, Arby's, Maryland Fried Chicken, Don Jose Mexican R estaurant, D omino's Pizza, Subway, Thai House, Top N ails, Savilles Mugs on 27, Charlies, Oishii B urger, Heartland Bowl, Checkers, Yum's and Papa J ohn's Pizza. C ontact Lynn Cloud at A PHS by calling 452-4311 e xt. 256, if interested in purchasing a card. Thank Y ou for your support! Dance tonightSEBRING Highlands S ocial Dance Club will be d ancing to music by Buddy Canova from 7-9:30 p.m. today. Free dance lessons from 6:30-7 p.m. by Bill and Shirley Ringo. Snacks and sandwiches available. Bring your own beverage. Members, cost is $5; non-members, cost is $7. Everyone is welcome. S enior Center is at 3400 S ebring Parkway. For more i nformation, call 386-0855.Masons to hold yard saleLAKE PLACID Placid Lodge Masons 282, 102 N. Main St., will holda yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 4 65-8185.Forest Service has trees for ChristmasFROSTPROOF Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Floridas Forest Service will have its third annual Sand Pine Christmas Tree sale at Arbuckle Tract Rucks Dairy Road and S chool Bus Road on the following dates and times : Saturday and Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. O n these two Saturdays, anyone interested should meet the State Forest representative at the McLean cabin prior to cutting trees. Dec. 17-21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For this week, anyone interested should meet the State Forest representative ats tate forest headquarters prior to cutting trees to obtain a special use permit. Sand Pine trees are 15 feet or less in height; bringy our own hand saw. The cost is $10 per tree. For more information a nd directions, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, Florida Forest Service, 851 CountyR oad 630 East, Frostproof, FL33843; phone (863 6 35-7801.Zumba in the Park classes to be heldS EBRING Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Thats exactly what the Zumba program is all about. Its an exhilarating,e ffective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieb urning dance fitness-party thats moving millions of people, of all fitness levels,t oward joy and health. And now you can enjoy t hese classes for free in Downtown Sebrings Sadie Kahn Park (two blocks off t he Circle on North Ridgewood Drive) with a certified Zumba instructor sponsored by South Florida State College. C lasses will be held at 10 a.m. on the next three Saturdays Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Come enjoy the beauty a nd charm of Downtown Sebrings Circle Park while g etting into shape before the holidays. For morei nformation on this event and others, visit www.DowntownSebring.or g.Resurrection Lutheran Church has Nativity displayAVON PARK The s econd annual Christmas Nativity display will be CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A Someday, they will meet again S pecial Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David Warsen and his fiancee, Karlyn Deveau, were to be married on Dec. 8, 2012. The Navy SEAL was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of Karlyn Deveau. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comAVON PARK South F lorida State College Allied Health Program will do its part to spreada wareness about World Aids Day today. F rom 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., free and confidential HIVtesting will take place at the SFSC Health and Science EducationC enter on the Highlands County campus. W orld Aids Day began in 1988 to spread awareness and remember them any people who have died from the disease w hile showing support with those currently living with HIV/Aids. W orldwide, an estimated 33.3 million people currently are living with H IV. The treatment for the d isease has made incredible strides in the past two decades, giving carriers a better, positive outlook in their battles. T esting for the disease has also come leaps and bounds; the old blood work screenings are a thing of the past. Today, the quickest and less invasive method ofs wapping is the norm for the detection of the HIV v irus. esting will be administered by the Health Department using an OraSure device, whichr equires only a swab of the inside of the mouth, the SFSC press release stated. Results will return two t o three weeks after the test. The test is available for anyone age 13 or older, though a new study reveals that seniors are the fastest growing demographic for HIVcases. Statistics show that currently heterosexuals ages 70 and older have the fastest growing numbers for new HIVcases ... our county demographics suggest a strong need for one (screening People of all ages are at risk and it is important that everyone know their status, said Becky Sroda, Associate Allied Health Dean. This is the first HIV screening to be conducted in Highlands County. According the Polk County Health Department, an estimated 135,000 Floridians currently live with HIV. Last year, Florida ranked number one in the country for reported HIV cases and third for diagnosed Aids cases and 48,100 new infections occur each year in Florida. One in five Floridians do not know they are infected. For more information about the HIVtesting or World Aids Day contact Sroda at 784-7021. SFSC hosting HIV testing today Marking World Aids Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE TALLAHASSEE (AP Anew report says Floridas cities and counties are strengthening their ethics laws and enforcement while state laws have essentially remained frozen since the 1970s. The report was released Thursday by a Florida State University think tank and a new ethics advocacy group. Florida State University political science professor Carol Weissert said Florida has been known more in the past for what she described as anti-ethics reforms. Weissert and ethics advocate Dan Krassner from Integrity Florida say theyre confident that new leadership in the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott are on board with their effort to toughen state ethics laws. Floridas local governments toughening ethics laws
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 3A G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/30/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 3 3 7 7 Wings of Faith 2x3 00025480 By BARRYFOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Aircraft a rriving at the Sebring Regional Airport Thursday had a new option, then orth/south runway. The new stretch of asphalt b ecame operational Wednesday after months of being closed for refurbishing. T he $4.2 million project began in September of last year when the Sebring A irport Authority received a Federal Aviation A dministration grant for reconstruction and overhaul of their main landing strip. e totally reconstructed it from the base up, saidE xecutive Director of the Sebring Regional Airport Mike Willingham. Temporary markings already are down with permanent markings slated to go on in about 30 days. T he project was undertaken to improve the structural i ntegrity of the runway and to provide additional space. T his was phase one. The second and final phase involves a 1,476-foot exten-s ion of the runway, which will lengthen it to 7,000 feet. A parallel taxiway also is part of the plan. Engineers have started d esigning for that phase. This project opens up a window that allows others to k now us. It will allow a huge amount of growth and develo pment, not only to Sebring or Highlands County but to this entire region as well, said Willingham. When completed, W illingham said there would be space to accommodate both more planes and larger ones. This eventually will allow us to land something as large as a Boeing 737/800,h e said. Runway back in operation at Sebring airport By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Anot-to-be-missed opportunity comes to Highlands County Dec. 8 through Jan. 19. The event, called Journey Stories, brings history to lifee xplaining how individuals and families immigrated to Florida and populated the peninsula. Made possible by the Florida Humanitarian Council and theS mithsonian Institutes Museum on Main Street program, it is hosted by the Highlands County Art League and the Highlands Museum of the Arts. T he exhibition includes images, artifacts, audio recordings and interactive stations. It is a first-class exhibit, Susan Jones of the Art League said. ere one of only six cities in Florida chosen. The others are Plant City, B lountstown, Dewberry, Clewiston and Dunedin. o our knowledge it is the only time the county has had such a sophisticated exhibit, Jones said. A mericans are a mobile society, and always were. Its vastness contributes to its citizenssense of a dventure. So did curiosity and the dreams of people brave enough to leave home looking for a better life. While crossing the Great Plains or climbing the Rocky Mountainsp osed enormous challenges, coming to Florida in the 19th century required much more. The peninsula a terrain of swamps, rivers, thick pine forestsa nd expanses of razor sharp palmetto palms was difficult to navigate and the living very uncomfortable, w ith the mosquitoes, panthers, bears and rattle snakes, not to mention soft sugar sand and sand burrs. Still, the people came. They arrived on foot, paddling c anoes, sailing Spanish galleons, riding on horseback, jolting in covered wagons and stage coaches, riding on trains, driving cars and flying in planes. I mmigration came in waves for example, following the Civil War, during the Great Depression, and after the invention of air condi-t ioning. In fact, six out of every 10 Floridians come from somewhere else. The Smithsonian exhibit documents all that history. I f one stops to read everything, the exhibit takes about 45 minutes to tour. It is free. Set up at the Art Museum next to the Highlands Little Theatre, hoursw ill be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 7. For more information call the Art L eague at 385-5312, or visit highlandsartleague.org Unique, free opportunity to see and hear history Smithsonians Journey Stories to be on display Dec. 8 through Jan. 19 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Beth Gollihue recently started a group on Facebook called Secret Angels. Working yearround, not just at Christmas, the group helps people in need locally. e have been able to pay many bills, buy clothing and food and provide other things needed. Many, many people are stepping up to help, she said. Gollihue added she understands what it means to need help. Im not rich by all means. People helped me in the past. This is all about giving back. Im just paying it forward. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, the group will be washing cars at AutoZone, 3711 US 27 N. in Sebring just north of Walmart on the west side of the highway raising money for a toy drive. There is no set price for the wash, just donate what can be afforded. New and used toys, childrens clothing (from toddlers to teens) and non-perishable food are gladly accepted. The used toys must be clean and in good shape. ere having a tough time getting items for teens, she said. Gollihue hopes people visit the groups Facebook page. They regularly auction off donated items, raising money to pass on to those in Highlands County who are in need. e have a lot more requests than we have money, she said. Collection boxes can be found at Master Cut in the Lakeshore Mall and at Fancy Tails Fish Pond at Heartland Treasures. For more information go to www.facebook.com/groups/4 28564323875173 or call Gollihue at 368-2150. Become a Secret Angel by passing Christmas forward News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Members of the Sun N Lake Mens Golf Association present a check for $10,500 to the Veterans Council Wednesday morning. Veterans Council President Ceasar Pinzon said the money, which was raised through a golf tournament, will be used for a number of different things. Pictured ared (from left) Mens Golf Association Board of Directors member Jim Edwards, co-chairman Bob Burke, Mike Hurley, Treasurer of Veterans Council Harry Marsh, Pinzon, Sun n Lake Golf Pro Andy Kelsing and MGA President Howard Humphries. Golfers raise $10,500 for veterans Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINT 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comMITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONE xt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012www.newssun.com Then,as history shows, they can capitalize on theirr elationships and know-how in Tallahassee assets theve acquired at public expense to land lucrative jobs as lobbyists. State law bars ex-legislat ors from lobbying their former colleagues in the C apitol,but only for two years. And theres no waiting period for them to lobbye xecutive branch agencies. As the Sentinel reported r ecently,former Speaker Dean Cannon,the Winter Park Republican whose twoyear term as the state Houses presiding officer ended thism onth,wasted no time in hanging out his shingle. He actually created his own lob-b ying firm,Capitol Insight LLC,a month before his term expired,and told fellow legislators and lobbyists about his new gig before he left office. C annon,a lobbyist before he was first elected to the H ouse in 2004,says he followed all the rules about legislating and lobbying and gott he blessing of the state ethics commission. What this r eally shows is how weak those rules are and how lenient the commission is. ... When the Legislature becomes a farm team for theC apitos lobbying pros, F loridians cant be blamed f or wondering if senators and representatives are making decisions to serve the public interest or to please potential employers. ... The Legislatures new leaders,Senate President D on Gaetz and House S peaker Will Weatherford, b oth have vowed to make e thics reform a priority. That should make them eager,with Cannon as exhibit A,to pushf or a longer,broader ban on l obbying by former legislat ors. Why just two years? Why leave out executive branch agencies? F loridians need to be conf ident that legislators are representing them,not trying to impress special interests with the biggest lobbying budgets. An editorial from the Orlando S entinel. Lobbying reform needed Florida legislators make $29,687 a year not bad for a part-time job, but not exactly kings wages. Their real chance to cash in comes after they leave the state Senate or House. Its a good time to be a conservative dissident reformer. Dissidents,long persecuted by the conservative power structure,have been vindicated by the 2012 elections. Their stinging critiques of modern conservatisms flaws and their urgent calls for reform have been borne out by actual events. Now,as the GOP regroups from its electoral debacle, public criticisms of conservative dogmas have expanded beyond a small circle of dissidents. Prominent conservatives are saying heretical things that would have gotten them tarred,feathered,and banished a few months ago. The long night of strict doctrinal conformitya period when dissidents were condemned for the slightest deviations in the equivalent of media show trials,purged, and then airbrushed out of old CPAC convention picturesshows signs of ending. The high priests of the conservative infotainment industry are both discredited and politically vulnerable. Their agenda has been exposed as a bankrupt frauda Potemkin village,a path to nowhere. And with the conservative power structure reeling in disarray,thoughtcrimeon issues as diverse as immigration,same-sex marriage, economic policy,and taxesis no longer being punished. A political and intellectual liberalization is occurringa veritable Conservative Spring. Ironically,Sean Hannity created the first breach in the ideological dike when he announced immediately after the election that his evolvingviews on immigration reform had led him to support a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. Hannitys statement might have been a transparent attempt to pander to Hispanic voters but in the context of conservative public discourse it was revolutionary. And it was followed by a crescendo of challenges to other deeply held articles of conservative faith. For example,former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman has attempted to articulate a conservative casefor same-sex marriage. Meanwhile,Ross Douthat and David Brooks have penned post-election columns in The New York Times calling for policies that meet the needs of the middle class,and lionizing a new band of young conservative reformers bringing fresh policy ideas to the table,while Michael Gerson has observed that [t]he GOPs economic message is well past its 1980 expiration date. Some conservatives are also spouting heresies on tax increases. Bill Kristol,the editor of the Weekly Standard,observed just days after the election that [i]t wont kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.On Sunday,Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said that Grover Norquists famous anti-tax pledge was outdated, noting that the world has changedand Republicans should not be taking ironclad positionsagainst raising tax rates. Significantly, many of Kings Republican colleagues seem to agree, and Norquists iron grip on conservative tax policy is rapidly weakening. Just as remarkably, Republicans are publicly challenging leading conservative entertainment figures, including Rush Limbaugh. For example,Mike Murphy, a Romney campaign consultant,has called on the GOP to abandon Limbaugh and his skewed worldview, observing that,[i]f we dont modernize conservatism,we can go extinct ... weve got to get kind of a party view of America thats not right out of Rush Limbaughs dream journal. Might conservatism cease simply being a lucrative infotainment revenue stream and become a reality-based, intellectually vibrant,and responsible political movement once again? Time will tell. The window of opportunity for reform could shut quickly. The Conservative Spring might be followed, swiftly,by dour Brezhnevian repression,and another round of purity purges. Authoritarian elites,after all, have a nasty habit of regrouping and reasserting control. And it is unclear whether reform ideas can be effectively communicated to a base that believes in movement conservative inerrancy, is cut off from other information sources,disdains intellectuals,is dangerously misinformed,and is accustomed to the confrontational, schoolyard bully-style of talk radio. Through the years,dissidents have paid a heavy price for daring to question conservative dogma. Some, like Bruce Bartlett and David Frum,have lost jobs and suffered other career consequences for speaking out. Others,including me, have been driven into political exile of one form or another. Wve endured scorn, petty harassment,ostracization,and worse because,in the words of Andrei Sakharov,we told uncomfortable truths about the huge amount of substitution,deceit,and lack of correspondence with realityin modern conservatism and refused to subordinate our integrity to demands for ideological conformity. The courage to speak the truth is needed now more than ever. For conservatism to have a political future in America,it is essential that the Conservative Spring continue,and succeed. Conservatism must reform, in order to survive. Michael Stafford is a former Republican Party officer and the author of An Upward Calling. Michael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. The Conservative Spring is coming The French h ave accused the American government of using U.S.-Israeli spy software to hacki nto the French presidential office. I read about it in The Hill. I contacted my Frenchi nformant,Pierre Le Paint,to learn more about thei ncident. What could America possibly have to gain bys pying on the French?I said. The people currently running your government admire our country,saidP ierre. We have many cradle-to-grave government p rograms and powerful government unions. Our unemployment is more than 10 percent even in good economic times,unemploy-m ent rarely goes below 7.5 percent! and we just r aised the top tax rate to 75 percent on the rich. Regrettably,some A mericans do admire such things,but I dont see why w d have to hack your computers for this information. I will tell you,then,the real reason they would do it:romance! Romance? Youre losing me,Pierre. Look,now that the American economy is bogged down by new regulations,a growing government and massive debt,itr emains stagnant. With so much less work to do, A mericans finally have free time to learn how to woo aw oman. This requires secrets that only French men know. oure saying American men are poor at the art ofr omance? Of course,you fool. Tell me:What would a typical American male consider to be a romantic date? Thats easy. We pick up our better half about 7 p.m.,go to the diner for a couple of burgers,knock down some pins and brew at the bowling alley,then have 75-cent nightcaps at the American Legion. Clumsy oaf! This is not what women want! Let me share with you the basics on how to woo a woman. First,you promise to take your lady to a special place,but you dont tell her where. e American men have the promise part down pat! Then,you go to a fine winery and find yourself a fine French wine. Not too dry,not too sweet. I already have a jug of that stuff in my refrigerator. Then,as you walk to her place, you stroll through the fields until you pluck a lovelyf lower. Are graveyard flowers acceptable? And as you a pproach your beautiful ladys home,you prepare y ourself for her. Double-check your deodorant? No,you American peasant! You must MENTALLY p repare yourself for her! You close your eyes and dream of a faraway beachi n the South Pacific. I do that when Im at w ork. Then you picture yourself lying on the sand. And you imagine that you open your eyes and see a stun-n ing woman,a mermaid, splashing about in the sea. Did you say mermaid? She is the most beautiful woman you have evers een. You stand and run into the water to be near h er,but she laughs at you and swims away. What if she starts s macking you with her flipper? She will not smack you, idiot Yankee! You must long for the mermaid,anda s you are,you ring your ladys doorbell. Your lady will open the door. She will see the longing in your eyes and think you arel onging for her! If you say so. You give her your flower and wine,kiss her,t hen take her to a fine French restaurant,where you will charm her and whisper sweet nothings into her ear. Let me get this straight. You are suggesting that the U.S. government hacked into the French presidential office to find out Frenchs ecrets on how to woo women? Of course,but mainly your government was after the greatest French secret of all! And what would that be,Pierre? How to woo women without your wife finding out about it. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Why spy on France? Guest Column Tom Purcell EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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C M Y K GEORGE COYLE George J. Coyle, 79, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. He was born on Oct. 5, 1933, to Raymond and Maria Luisa (Mendiburo Sebring and had been a lifelong resident. He was a broker associate in the real estate business and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Shriners Club, Masonic Lodge 308 of South Miami, and the Highlands County Concert Band. He is survived by his wife, Janice Coyle of Sebring; children, Michael (Lorelie Springs, Colo., Debra Coyle Johnson of Coral Springs, Fla. and Terri Coyle of Hallandale, Fla.; sister, Eloise (JohnnyTrucano of Gainesville, Fla.; brother, Richard (Patty Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Raymond Coyle. Amemorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with W. Mike Adams officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 (863 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com PHYLLIS ANNABELLE PEACH Phyllis Annabelle Peach, age 99, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 in Sebring, Fla. She was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on July 14, 1913 to Walter E. and Etta Mae (Kline She was a homemaker, member of St. John United Methodist Church, member of the United Womens Methodist Association and was a resident of Sebring since 1974 coming from Miami, Fla. She is survived by three daughters: Martha Marty P. Smith, Sebring, Carolyn S. Bassett, Fort Pierce; and Patricia A. Bratton (Boyd R. eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 from 7-8 p.m. at the StephensonNelson Funeral Home with services to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Ronald DeGenaro, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 5A ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black;1 1/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 0 0 CHANDLER CREMATION SERVICE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 8 8 1 1 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &;1 .736"; 6"; Black; obit p age; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 8 8 0 0 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 3 3 8 8 held Saturday and Sunday at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The hours will be from 10 a .m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Burke Fellowship Hall behind the church at 324 E. Main at Memorial Drive inA von Park. All are invited to enjoy the historic and unique Nativity displays. R efreshments will be available and a free will offering will be accepted but not required.Sebrings holiday festivities begin SaturdaySEBRING The areas l argest Christmas lighting display can be seen at Downtown Sebrings Christmas Carousel of Lights o n the Circle from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and continuing through Dec. 28. Nightly visits and photos with Santa and childrens carnivalg ames. Acomical holiday puppet show and a computerized light show repeat during the nightly event. Admission isf ree. On Dec. 7, the Heartland Young Professionals Inc. presents the annual Sebring C hristmas parade that will begin at 7 p.m. The parade route will start on the Sebring Parkway at Shontee Avenue and will runs outh on North Ridgewood Drive, around the Circle, to South Commerce Avenue. It ends at McClain Lane by Firemens Field. F or a complete list of year-round events in Downtown Sebring, visit the Sebring Community R edevelopment Agency website at www.Downtown Sebring.org in the Calendar of Events section.AMVETS have Road Kill Grill setSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have Road KillG rill from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke with Mega Soundz from 6-9 p.m. Pizza will be available. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Coyle Peach OBITUARIES P ark, were arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, burglary of an unoccupied structure and petit theft. They are current-l y being held in the Highlands County Jail. Davidson commended the eyewitness for staying involved and keeping dispatch informed as this incident developed. The victim, who had been burglarized previously, was very thankful for the response of the H ighlands County Sheriffs O ffice, as this time he got his property back. Highlands County Sheriff S usan Benton commended deputies for their teamwork in being able to apprehend these suspects. This is an excellent example of our vision: A safer Highlands C ounty,where citizens and l aw enforcement are joined together, the rights of all persons are respected and c ommunity values are reflected. Continued from page 1A Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Courtesy photo GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club Public Issues Department Chairman Ginny Howard (leftrightdelivered 260 pairs of socks, 21 T-shirts, and 518 Christmas cards to the VA clinic in Sebring also pictured is Margaret Price, a volunteer who coordin ates transportation to the Bay Pines Hospital in St. Petersburg. This is an annual event that the members have donated to for more than 20 years. L P Womans Club collects for veterans Burglary suspects arrested WASHINGTON (AP House Speaker John Boehner met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner onT hursday and accused Democrats afterwards of failing to outline specific cuts to avert a fiscal cliff that threatens to send thee conomy into recession. No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House in the past twow eeks, the Ohio Republicans told reporters after the private meeting inh is Capitol office. I was hopeful wed see a specific plan for cuttings pending and we sought to find out today what the presi dent really is willing to do, Boehner said. Democrats quickly count ered with a news conference of their own. Republicans know where we stand, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Were still waiting for a serious offerf rom Republicans. Reid noted that polls s how strong public support for newly re-elected President Barack Obamas proposal to extend all expiring tax cuts except for those that apply to incomes over$ 200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples legislation that Boehner and other Republicans say would harm the economyr ather than help it. The dueling news conferences marked an acceleration in the pace of bargaining, if not in movementt oward an agreement on an issue that leaders of both parties say they want tos olve. The speaker has said that Republicans are willing toe ndorse higher tax revenues as part of any deal to prev ent across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect aty ears end, but only as part of a deal that includes savi ngs from Medicare and other government benefit programs. Boehner spoke by phone with Obama on Wednesdayn ight, and said his remarks Thursday were the result of t hat conversation, as well as the session with Geithner. Geithner had a later session on his schedule with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell ofK entucky as well as Congresstop Democrats. On Wednesday, the two sides maneuvered for political position. We have not seen any good-faith effort on the part of this administration to talk about the real problem that were trying to fix, saidH ouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. Obama is mounting a p ublic campaign to build support and leverage in the negotiations, appearing att he White House with middle-class taxpayers and l aunching a campaign on Twitter to bolster his position. Right now, as we speak, Congress can pass a law that w ould prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybodys income, Obama said. And that means that 98 percent of Americans and9 7 percent of small businesses wouldnt see their i ncome taxes go up by a single dime. White House, Congress talk as fiscal cliff nears ORLANDO (AP Authorities were able toa rrest a New Hampshire couple for allegedly beating and b urning the womans 3-yearold son after acquaintances and others offered tips leadi ng marshals to a Florida hotel, an official said Thursday. Federal marshals took 23year-old Jessica Linscott andh er boyfriend, 27-year-old Roland Dow, into custody Wednesday evening at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. They were wanted on warrants from New Hampshire and were fugi-t ives for two weeks until their apprehension. D ow is charged with firstand second-degree assault. Police say he struck the boy h ard enough in the head on Nov. 12 to cause traumatic brain injury. He also is accused of burning the childs fingers and wrist.P olice also have charged him with five counts of child endangerment, saying he failed to protect or seek medical attention for the boy. Linscott is charged with multiple counts of childe ndangerment for failing to get medical attention for her s on when he was suffering seizures from the head injury and for failing to protect him f rom harm. The complaints against her, all misdemeanors, cover conduct on the dates of Nov. 12-14. Police say the boys condit ion is improving but that his recovery will be long and difficult. He is recovering from traumatic brain injury and burns. Tips led to arrest of NH couple in burned boy case In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012www.newssun.com COMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main rhp, comcast biz; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 2 2 5 5 8 8 This needs a lot of work, theres still a lot of holes ini t, said Highlands County Commission Chairman Jack Richie. This needs to be taken care of in the proper way W ith that, Richie appointed Griffin and activist veterinarian Elton Gissendanner to join with Highlands County Administrator June Fishera nd commissioner Ron Handley to form the hub of a committee, charged withb ringing all local interested veterinarians together for a workshop session to look att he ordinance and make it operational for the area anim al doctors. After noting that the tag issue was the most trouble-s ome part of the measure, Griffin expressed concern t hat the work of the animal control committee not be thrown out. The committee spent a lot of hours on this deal, hen oted. Richie said the tabled m easure should be used as groundwork for the veterinarians to build upon and tweakt o make it easy for them to use. This is not a failure, it is a beginning, he said, telling the four he wanted them to r eturn with a finished product. When the motion was tabled, there was an audible groan of exasperation from ag roup of two dozen or so animal lovers who had come to weigh in on the ordinance as written and to tell commissioners of what they per-c eived to be shortcomings in the animal control operation. R ichie assured the group that the veterinarianscommittee, like the animal control committee, would operate under Florida sG overnment in the Sunshine statutes. That means all committee meetings would be announced and be open to the public. He also assured theg roup that they would be permitted to address their concerns to the commission when a number of animal control committee recom-m endations were discussed later in the meeting. There were eight committ ee recommendations, some of which were agreed to by consensus of the board, some w hich will be addressed by t he veterinarianscommittee. One oft he biggest items seemed t o be the use of volunteers at the animal control department. So far we have had only o ne volunteer, Fisher said. Members of the group said t hey were unaware that volunteer applications were available with several askingf or applications at the meeting. They must be obtained through our human resources department, Fisher said. R ichie asked that applications also be distributed at animal control and be available on line. It was later suggested that the applicationsb e made available at the Humane Society as well. Many in attendance showed interest in possibly serving as volunteers. We look forward to you working a lot of hours with n o pay, said Elwell to laughter from the group. Elwell pointed out that the level of volunteerism might also help negate a recommendation from the committee for an additional caretaker spot in the department. As to the issue of adoption, S cott told commissioners, e are a control depart-m ent, not a rescue department. Along discussion followed a bout hold times, periods for adoption and for other disp ersal of animals, including euthanasia. Commissioners also discussed differing time frames for documented and undocumented animals that had been rounded up and taken into custody. In an effort to get publicity out that certain animals were available for adoption, commissioners agreed to shorten times before they would be put on the county web page. Although the hold time was s et at five days, Scott told c ommissioners it was not u ncommon to have some anim als as long as two weeks, although there were animals t hat were considered not a doptable due to health issues and personality problems. The issue of feral cats was turned over to the veterinaria nscommittee, while no c hanges were recommended t o the euthanasia policy. Griffin and Gissendanner reportedly now are working to get the veterinarian works hop together to discuss ways t o make the ordinance userfriendly while reviewing a number of other provisions. No date for the workshop has yet been established. Continued from page 1A Animal Control proposal needs more work Richie
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 7A MARTIAL ARTS (pp top nov ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 3 3 9 9 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 94826 publix liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 7 7 2 2 puter program that coordinates the lights to dance to music. The family begins getting ready in September. Somers Sr. typically has everything up and running by Dec. 1. This year he is running a little behind, but expects to be ready by Dec. 7. Afew blocks away, on Sportsman Avenue just south of Harder Hall, another family works just as hard, setting out just as many lights, also choreographed to music. Certainly motivated by childrens reactions, the family added the spirit of Christmas giving. They put out a donation box in support of Habitat for Humanity, and 100 percent of the money collected goes to the organization. The family asked their last name not be used. This is not about them, Ken, the dad, designer and installer explained. He added that Habitat was selected to receive the money collected because 100 percent of the organizations funds are spent in Highlands County and it provides housing for families who would otherwise never be able to own their own home. These two light shows mesmerize everyone who drives by. Thats because both displays are Disney World spectacular. Tree and bushes are wrapped, flashing arches added and the roofs entirely covered. Ken broadcasts his music through a FM channel, 106.7, so people can hear the music without getting out of their cars (Somers also has a radio transmitter set up). He begins stringing up his lights on Nov. 1, working every day off. In a family tradition, the lights are lit Thanksgiving night. Its all about supporting a good cause and brightening childrens lives, he said. The first year my neighbors thought I was crazy, he said. They probably still do. Ken shook his head in wonder at their good will and patience. Several times he said how lucky and grateful he was for them. Dr. Gary Pearces office at 211 U.S. 27 South in Lake Placid also brightens the night. s been a tradition for years, Pearce said. The patients love it, and being an eye doctor I like doing something to dazzle the eyes. When asked how many lights he puts up, Pearce wasnt sure. Youd have to count them yourself, he said. Its in the thousands. The best thing about lights, he added, is that they are universal. People of all religions enjoy them. His office will be open from 5-9 p.m. the night of the Lake Placid Christmas Parade. Were decorated inside, too, Pearce said. Come on in and socialize. One word of warning, be very careful driving viewers are often distracted. And please be thoughtful of peoples yards when parking. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The home of John and Jan Shoop on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Dr. Gary Pearces office on U.S. 27 in Lake Placid. News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL The Somers house on Lakewood Road in Sebring in 2011. Lights spread Christmas spirit to all who travel past Kids eyes pop open. I enjoy seeing that and hearing the kids ooh and aah. The lights turn it into Christmas, even though theres no snowHERBSOMERS SR.
C M Y K Associated PressWASHINGTON Its n ot just about taxes. Theres another big obstacle to overcome as Congress and President Barack Obama work to skirt the fiscal cliff:d eep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether to consider cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid. M uch of the focus during negotiations seeking an alternative to $671 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts beginning inJ anuary has centered on whether Republicans would agree to raising taxes on thew ealthy. Obama insists that tax increases on the wealthy must be part of any deal,e ven as White House officials concede that governm ent benefit programs will have to be in the package too. B ut even if GOPlawmakers agree to raise taxes, t here is no guarantee Democrats can come up with enough votes in the Senate to cut benefit programs as Republicans ared emanding. e cannot come up with t he solution for Medicare in the next two or three weeks, said Sen. DickD urbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate. Its too important, its too serious, when it comes to this fiscal cliff debate. D urbin has long said Democrats must be willing to discuss cuts to benefit programs in exchange for tax increases on the wealthy.B ut, he said Wednesday, the issue is too complicated to address in a short postelection session of Congress. Republicans complain t hat Democrats are taking issues off the table, even as m ore GOPlawmakers are reluctantly considering taxi ncreases. Democrats like to pretend as though theyre the great protectors of SocialS ecurity, Medicare and Medicaid, said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They make solemn pledgesa ll the time about how they wont even entertain a discussion about reform. What they dont say is that ignoring these programs is thes urest way to guarantee their collapse. Theres a growing consensus among Senate Democrats and the WhiteH ouse that Social Security should be exempt from any deficit-reduction package.B ut some centrist Democrats in the Senate argue that fellow Democrats must bew illing to consider cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in o rder to get concessions from Republicans on taxes. It has to be both a s ignificant revenue increase as well as spending cuts, s aid Sen. Max Baucus, DMont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Sen. Kent Conrad, DN.D., who is retiring asc hairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said risi ng health care costs in Medicare and Medicaid are helping to drive futures pending, making them an essential part of a long-term d eficit-reduction package. Ive been part of every bipartisan group here. Weve a lways put everything on the table, Conrad said. If youre going to solve this problem, youre going to have to deal with where thes pending is and the revenue can be raised. But senators like Baucus and Conrad increasingly are being drowned out by otherD emocrats emboldened by the recent election results to f ight against benefit cuts. I think the election spoke v ery strongly about the fact that the vast majority of A merican people dont want to cut these programs, said S en. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. Further complicating the issue, some Democrats say they are willing to look for savings in programs likeM edicare and Medicaid, as long as cuts dont lead to h igher costs for beneficiaries. Obamas new health care law, for example,a ssumes more than $700 billion in Medicare savings o ver the next decade. Im willing to look at ways of making the prog rams work better, Harkin said. Congress and the White House are devoting the next three weeks to finding atl east a bridge over the fiscal cliff by reducing the sudden jolt of higher taxes and spending cuts in January while laying a frameworkf or addressing the nations long-term financial probl ems next year. Obama wants to let tax r ates rise for wealthy families while sparing middlea nd low-income taxpayers. Some Republican leaders, i ncluding House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, have said they were willing to consider making the wealthy pay more by reducing theirt ax breaks. But most Republicans in Congress a damantly oppose raising anyones tax rates. Negotiations are going s lowly as each side waits for the other to make concess ions. Democrats already have tried to take Social Security o ff the table. White House press secretary Jay Carney said this week that changes to the massive retirement and dis-a bility program should be done separately from any plan to reduce the deficit. Thats the same position taken by 28 Democratic sen-a tors and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont i n a letter to fellow senators i n September. e will oppose includi ng Social Security cuts for future or current beneficiaries in any deficit-reduction package, said the letter, which was signed by manyt op Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid o f Nevada. In the House, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi hast aken the same position, not only on Social Security, but a lso on Medicare and Medicaid. There hasnt been the s lightest suggestion about what theyre going to do about the real problems, and thats entitlements, said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah,t he top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. Theres a certain cockiness that Ive seen that is really astounding to me sincew ere basically in the same position we were before t he election. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012www.newssun.com S UN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; jingle bell 5k run; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 6 6 5 5 ringling bros circus; 5.542"; 10"; Black; ringling bros circus; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 7 7 1 1 Its not just taxes: Benefit cuts divide Dems MCT Democratic Sen. Dick Durban of Illinois says his party must be willing to approve some cuts to benefit programs. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP Two lucky ticket holders one in Arizona and another i n Missouri are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever. P owerball officials said two tickets matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot. The numbers drawn for Wednesday night, for the second-highest jackpoti n U.S. lottery history, are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball i s 6. One of the winning tickets was sold at a Trex Mart con-v enience store in Dearborn, Mo., about 35 miles north of K ansas City, the state lottery commission said in a news release. Earlier Thursday, Missouri Lottery spokesman GaryG onder said he was on his way to that store to assist with t he expected onslaught of media attention. That store will be awarded $50,000 fors elling the winning ticket. I guess well be able to g ive out Christmas bonuses said Trex Mart General Manager Kenny Gilbert. Thats nice, especially at this time of year It did not appear W ednesdays big winner had yet come forward. If you buy Powerball tickets at this location, please find them and check them closely, said May Scheve Reardon, executive director oft he Missouri Lottery. If you find youre holding the winning ticket, be sure you sign the back and put it in a safe place until you can take it to a Missouri Lottery office. P owerball winners in Arizona, Missouri
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012Page 9A NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST HEARING NO. 1729 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 11th day of December, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a Special Exception to allow an adult day care, within the area described as follows: An approximate 2.75 acres located Northeast of the City of Avon Park, on the Eastern side of CR 17A, South of Old Bombing Range Road; the address being 1400 CR 17A North, Avon Park, Florida, and legally described as follows: The South 400 feet of the North 530 feet of West 392.7 feet, in Section 13, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Map of Avon Park as recorded in Plat Book 14, Page 55 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS the West 30 feet for Road. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863 Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001212 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-NC1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT E. HILTON, et al, Defendant(s N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 23, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001212 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-NC1, is the Plaintiff and ROBERT E. HILTON; LILLIE HILTON; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 75 FEET OF LOT FIVE AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT TWELVE, AND ALL OF LOTS THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN, BLOCK ONE, A.B. GANTERS SUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 104, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, (WHICH HIGHLANDS WAS FORMERLY A PART) AND IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 425 JOE HILTON STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 27, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10081500 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 1 F10081500 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. November 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000455 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C ERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-17, Plaintiff, vs. VENITA M. HANSEN, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 20, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000455 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-17, is the Plaintiff and VENITA M. HANSEN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 7, TEMPLE TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 35 MIAMI DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 21, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 09091165 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 F09091165 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. November 30; December 7, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282012CA000751GCAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AMC1, Plaintiff, vs. D UCLAIRE DESIUS; WILDADE DESIUS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S MENT GROUP, LLC; GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST D EFENDANT(S KNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WILDADE DESIUS; W hose residence(s YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses, is any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813813 thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 16, LOT 17, AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY 11.00 FEET OF LOT 15, IN BLOCK 2, OF DESOTO CITY SECOND SUB-DIVISION, BLOCK 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813 ile (813p ublication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 26th day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMANE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service i n advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. November 30; December 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-000682 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. CHARLOTTE AUSTIN, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated November 5, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2012-000682, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and CHARLOTTE AUSTIN, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: All that certain parcel of land situated in the County of Charlotte, State of Florida being known and designated as Lot 17 and the North 1/3 of Lot 20, Block 49, Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, City of Avon Park, Highlands County Florida as recorded in O.R. Book 559, Page 23 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; AND MODIFIED on November 7, 1977, in O.R. Book 565, Page 880 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 28th day of December, 2012. 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 6, 2012. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ``In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7 the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, telephone (863 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service''. November 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000621 DIVISION: PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs.M ATTHEWS N. KARL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000621 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which PHH Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Matthews N. Karl, Patti A. Allison, Lake June Hills Property Owners Association, Inc., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Coldwell Banker Home Loans, 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 13th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 2, LAKE JUNE HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 417 419 LAKE JUNE DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-5655 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 16th day of November, 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 (813 eService: firstname.lastname@example.org LJ 11 91484 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 23, 30, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000511 DIVISION: PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. REYNA CALVO, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000511 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which PHH Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Reyna Calvo, Angelique D. Marchant, Tenant #1 n/k/a Rebecca Marchant, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants 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 13th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 19, BLOCK 2, LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS 2ND ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 120 SHARON AVE, SEBRING, FL* 33872 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 16th day of November, 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 (813 eService: email@example.com LJ 11 86767 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. C ommerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 November 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 282009CA000553A000XX SEC.: GCMF DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-15, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15, Plaintiff, v. ADRIAN SIMON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SOUTHSTAR FUNDING, LLC; AND UNKNOWN PERSON OF IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY N/K/A TAMMY SIMON. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated November 20, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 282009CA000553A000XX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 18th day of December, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK P, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATE SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. A TTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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: Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone: (863 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 26th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA November 30; December 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001020 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4 Plaintiff, vs. BOADIL ZAMORA, ET AL, Defendants, N OTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated May 5, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001020 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4, is Plaintiff and BOADIL ZAMORA; ILIANA ALVARES; ___; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOADIL ZAMORA, IF ANY; ___, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ILIANA ALV ARES, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PARTY IN POSSESSION; BANK OF AMERICA N.A. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse loc ated at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 18th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 13, OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 4600 LAKE HAVEN BLVD., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 26th day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator t (863voice863TDD( 800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. November 30; December 7, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001785GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-21, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES E. ANDERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES E. ANDERSON; JUDITH F. ANDERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUDITH F. ANDERSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOTS 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 AND 7687 AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 24, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on December 13, 2012. DATED THIS 16TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. 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 pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 16th day of November, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. November 23. 30, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. 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Tangerines, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons. 7540Fresh Fruits &VegetablesROTOTILLER TROYBILT Horse Model $350.obo Call 863-699-1804 7400Lawn & GardenWANTED FLORIDALicense Plates Before 1958. Top Dollar Paid! Call Jeff 727-424-1576 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SEBRING THUR.Sat. 8 ?. 4506 Garden Ave. Behind Harder Hall. Silver jewelry, tools, game tables, hand blown glass collectibles, porcelain sink w/gold faucet set/mica counter w/back splash, baby boy clothes & more. SEBRING THUR.SAT. 8 5pm. 255 Milakee Ave. 3 Family Sale & Bake Sale! Furn., TV's, Adult & Children's items. SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE!* Harder Hall area, 4125 Kearly Ave., Fri. 11/30 & Sat. 12/01, 7am-? 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SEBRING SAT.8 3pm. & Sun. 9 2pm. 8408 Hampshire Dr. Books, games, household, collectibles, clothes (kids & women set, weight sets, rocking chair & more. No Early Birds! SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSale! Sat. 7:30?. 302 Sparrow Ave. T.V., small appliances, antique collectibles, jewelry, Christmas items, clothes, children's items, furn. & much much more! SEBRING HILLSInside Household/Estate Sale! Sat. Sun. 9 ?. 318 Kite Ave. Beautiful 60" round glass top table w/4 chairs, washer & dryer, refrigerator, upholstered chairs, nesting tables, lamps, marble framed mirror, wall pictures, exercise equip., tools & lots more! SEBRING FRI.SUN. 8 3pm. 4703 Queen Palm Dr. Lots of odds & ends and misc. items. Karaoke machine w/lots of song discs, tools, Christmas items & kitchen items. Baby items too! Come Christmas shop & save a buck! SEBRING FRI.Sat. 7:30 2pm. 112 Karola Dr. off Scenic HWY. 42" Plasma T.V., Wii, tools, craft supplies, furn., household goods, adult clothing, Christmas items & sewing machines. SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! Behind Harder Hall 4423 Loquat Road, Fri 11/30 & Sat 12/1, 7AM ? Mowers, Household items, Clothes, Trimmer, Printer and Much More! SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 4200 Golfview Rd., Thur & Fri 11/29 & 30, Sat. 12/1, 7am ? Kids & Baby clothing, toys, TV's, Household items Plus Lots Of Misc. SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 2833 King Dr., Fri 11/30 & Sat 12/1, 8am5pm, Household items, clothing, books, tools, speakers, X-mas tree & decor., jewelry, antiques, antique furn., China cabinet, hot tub, Floor air coolers (new SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE. OVER 20 VENDORS DECEMBER 1st., 7am 1pm. SEBRING ANOTHER REALLY BIG ONE! 1012 Thurston Ave. Thur. Fri. & Sat, Dec. 6 7 8. All Day!! SEBRING -1242 FOREST RD., Sat. Dec. 8., 8am 12pm. Children's toys & clothing, Kitchen appliances, Tools, Household items, Collectibles, Antiques. Too Much To list! SEBRING *18th Annual Neighborhood Sale 321 Lake Josephine Shores Rd. (South of Buttonwood RV Park Fri & Sat 11/30 & 12/1, 7am-2pm. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! LAKE PLACIDSAT. 8 ?. 506 Bright Hill Ave. Highlands park Estates. One Day Only! STUFF!!!! A VON PARKSAT. 7 ?. 306 N. Anoka Ave. Knick Knacks, Clothes, A Little Bit of Everything! AVON PARKMULTI FAMILY SALE! Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1 & 2, 404 Malcolm Street. Furniture, Knick Knacks. C lothing. Too much to list! AVON PARK3015 N Lowell Rd, Thur & Fri, Nov 29 & 30, 8am ? Clothing, Fabric, Yarn, Lace, Stamps, Good clothes, Household items and Much More! 7320G arage &Yard Sales TRAILER JACKFrom Tractor Supply. Cost New $45. Will sell $30. 83-453-4234 POLE BARBlue Ox. Universal Pole Plate. $40. Call 863-453-6013 PET CARRIERCAGE / Medium Size. $20. 863-453-4234 COMPUTER DESK,Large, Dark wood. $20. Call 863-385-8254. COCKATIELS 1Male 7 mo. Pearly & 1 Female 1yr. white faced Pearly. Free to good home. Call 863-385-2503 7310Bargain Buys SKEETER BEATERfor 2 Car Garage 16 foot Wide. $300 obo 863-471-9341 ROGERS CLASSICORGAN 2 full manuals and pedal board. $400. TWIN BEDS with Headboards, Mattress & Box Springs. $150. 863-385-3942 KING SIZEBED / Sealy Mattress / Bedguard / Supreme Mattress Pad / Beautiful Headboard (off white Set & Bed Spread. $500 obo. 8 63-382-9289 Leave Message. KILN, ELECTRONIC,pottery & glass. $400 obo. Call 863-465-7261 7300Miscellaneous KENMORE STOVESelf Cleaning Oven, Bisque & Black color. $175 DISHWASHER Black Door, $75. Both in good working condition. Call after 5 PM. 863-382-1294 BOX FREEZER,Kenmore, 138 CU. FT. New $250. 863-385-2843 7040Appliances 7000 M erchandise SEBRING IMMACULATENEWER 3/2/1. All tile, new paint, dishwasher, W/D, small screened in porch, extra large s hady lot plus lawn service. No smokers/pets. $850 + security. Call 863-773-3956 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 AVON PARK3BR, 1BA. All Appliances Included. Immediate occupancy. Close to US 27/WalMart. $650 per mo. Call for Details. 863-449-0429 or 301-245-4619 AVON PARK3/3, Pool, 3 Acres, Fenced. $1250/mo. 828-550-6168 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953SEBRING -1& 2 BR, Tile floors, Fresh paint. I ncludes water. $395 $ 600/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsR ELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. RENTED! 6200UnfurnishedA partmentsSEBRING CUTE2Br, 1Ba,Tile floors, Screen porch. Quiet Area near Mall. Most pets OK. 1927 Theodore St. $550/mo. + $300.sec. 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LYKES CITRUSDIVISION has an immediate opening for a Production Manager at its Brighton Grove Location. Qualified applicants must possess a Citrus Production or Agricultural Operations Management degree and have at least 5 years experience in Citrus Production duties. In addition this position requires experience with Microsoft Office, budgeting and financial management of a grove operation. Lykes Citrus Division offers competitive wages and a benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(k i ngs Plan plus paid vacation & holidays. Qualified applicants should email their resume to email@example.com or apply in person at the Lake Placid office located at 7 Lykes Road, Lake P lacid, FL. 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C M Y K By TAYLOR TUBBS N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Thanksgiving turkey and the break from the regular p ractice schedule proved to not be a factor in the Blue S treak domination over M cKeel Academy on Tuesday night at home. The boys soccer team acquired a decisive victory of 4-1 during their first game back, while simultaneously giving some younger, less experienced members of the team some valuable game time. I gave the younger kids a chance to play tonight, said head coach Keith Bowyer.It was obvious when we put in the veterans and amped it up. Sebring was in control early on when Carl Dassinger had a powerful shot on goal that was received by the McKeel keeper. The powerhouse forwards of Riley Watson and Brian Dixon also had multiple shots early on. However, David Magana would deliver the first goal of the night 25 minutes into the game with an assist by Watson. Jared Lang scored his first goal of the season witha beautiful shot in the final ten minutes of the first half. McKeel struck back right before the halftime break with a goal, leaving the score 2-1. In the second half Sebring continued to control the field, but McKeel was still able to take some shots on goal that Brandon Bowyer saved. This was Brandons first SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, November 30, 2012 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kayla Wilson got the Lady Devils going early with this drive to the hoop in Tuesdays lopsided win over visiting Frostproof. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebrings Damian Foster, No. 19, and Wesley Koning watch as McKeels Jacob Appel sends this header their way. But it was the Blue Streaks in command Tuesday night, coming away with a 4-1 win over the Wildcats. Streaks kick stuffing out of McKeel See SEBRING, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Wayne Tree Rollins was introduced as the head coach of the newly-formed H eartland Eagles Wednesday by American Basketball League CEO Steven Haney. By BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentA VON PARK Coming out of the Thanksgiving B reak can be a hit or miss proposition for high school t eams. Some come out rusty and too well rested, others jump right out of the gate and hit the ground running. The Lady Red Devils of Avon Park showed more of the latter Tuesday night, as they had no problems burning up the Lady Bulldogs of Frostproof to the tune of a 55-18 final against the overmatched visitors. In games like this you still have to play, said Lady Devil head coach Paulette Daley. Although this was an easy win for the home team, coach Daley was still expecting the best out of her players. ou cant get lazy Coach Daley clarified that her team still needed a little improvement on their anticipation. Nonetheless, Avon Park was still able to come out with a district win as they completely crushed the Bulldogs, utilizing a stifling d efense keep the Frostproof scoring to a minimum and c reating more shots for themselves. T he Red Devils were unstoppable with their ability t o score double digits in three out of the four quarters. In the first half, they were able to score 28 points in total splitting each quarter with 14 points. In essence, Avon Park could have stopped scoring midway through the second period and still come away with the win. The main lead advantage was taken after halftime when, in the third quarter, the Ladies in Red put it away with a 19-point frame. Johntavia Perry was the lead scorer on the night for the Lady Devils with an impressive 17 points all to herself. The ball was passed around quite a bit to even out the points scored among the rest of the players. Avon Park headed on the road to face Tenoroc Thursday night and Palmetto tonight. Lady Devils put a fork in Frostproof S ebring4McKeel1 Avon Park55Frostproof18 B y DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Its OK to dream big. But, as with most things, progress is made with baby steps. Too often, new enterprises, l eagues, dreams aim big and go big from the get-go only to see theyve tried for too much, too soon. Steven Haney, founder and CEO of the newly formed American Basketball League, knows full well those sorts of pitfalls and has his business model set up to avoid them. ere going to play a regional schedule, which keeps our overhead to a minimum, he said at Wednesdays press conference at South Florida State College. Traveling all over the country is what caused other leagues to fail, and were starting to get a lot of attention nationally because of our business model. That regional schedule will see the Heartland Eagles competing in the Tropics Conference, including teams in F ort Lauderdale, Davie, Palm Beach, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City. The Lone Star Conference, spread throughout six cities in Texas, will also compete regionally. At the end of the four-month, 24-game schedule, the top two teams in each conference will play a Final Four type playoff for the championship. And while keeping things small in these initial stages is a key, the ideas, goals and format are big indeed. The league is setting itself up as a minor league, along the lines of the NBA Developmental League, but to the various European leagues and thus will be competing under international rules. ell teach young players how to play the international game so that we can be the developmental league to FIFA, Haney said. A nd while the NBADLhas a limited ceiling in players who can realistically move up, the ABLoffers players, potentially, a wider array of opportunities. e already have relations hips with a Swedish league and a league in Israel, Haney said. And our goal is for each team to have a partner team in different European leagues. And the local franchise also ABL taking smart route See LEAGUE, Page 3B Area soccer roundup News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Waller and the Lady Green Dragons got a 2-1 win over DeSoto Tuesday, but that was it for area soccer teams on the night. The Lake Placid boys fell at DeSoto by a 3-1 score and the Lady Blue Streaks couldnt get on the board in a 1-0 loss at McKeel. Both Avon Park squads lost against Hardee, the boys by a 6-1 margin while the Lady Devils kept it a little closer in losing 3-1 to the Wildcats. By CHARLES ODUM Associated PressATLANTA Free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $75.25 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed. It is expected to be announced Thursday once Upton passes his physical. Uptons deal would be the biggest free-agent contract of the offseason so far and the largest in Braves history. The 28-year-old Upton hit .246 with 28 homers, 78 RBIs and 31 stolen bases for Tampa Bay last season. He will replace free agent Michael Bourn as the Bravescenter fielder and provide a needed righthanded power bat for the lineup. Upton made his debut with Tampa Bay in 2004. His first full season was 2007, when he hit a career-best .300 with 24 homers and 22 stolen bases. The speedy outfielders home run totals have increased in each of the last three seasons, but he has hit below .250 with more than 150 strikeouts in four straight years. Bourn was the Bravesleadoff hitter, but Upton Upton, Braves reach deal See UPTON, Page 4B
C M Y K Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge N o. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held a t Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Dec. 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32.00 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at email@example.com or leave a m essage on 471-3295. Check in by 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.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. T ickets 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 N oon 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 c ontacting 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) 254-8200 Please request the FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACAand is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of c oaching 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 Complex, 439 Pine St., in Sebring. The league is open to all men and women who like to pitch horseshoes, with play getting underway at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Irve Swihart at 452-6899.Meals on Wheels GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will tee off at Harder Hall Country Club on Saturday, Dec. 1. Benefitting the Sebring Meals on Wheels program, the tournament will be a Foursome Scramble format with an 8:30 shotgun start. The entry fee of $75 per person, $300 per team, includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch and awards. There will be a million dollar hole-inone contest, $20,000 putting contest, hole-in-one prizes on all par-3s, including car, trip and cash prizes. For more information, call 402-1818, or email MOW@stratonet .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 information, visit lpsoftball.com .Highlands Senior SoftballSEBRING 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 informatio n, call John Kloet at 655-5241 or Steve Blazing at 382-6442.Jingle Bell 5KAVONPARK The Jarrett Family Foundation will be presenting the Jingle Bell Fun Run 5K on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church in Avon Park. Registration fee is $15, and registration forms can be picked up at Avon Elementary, Park Elementary, Avon Park M iddle and High School, or access online through any of the schools. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit the four Avon Park schools.Sebring 70s SoftballSEBRING Seniors 70 and older will be organizing a league starting in earlyJ anuary. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlan ds County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Interested seniors should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or Bill Todd at 3855632, or see them at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Lunch for Cozs Youth BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiche s will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. One hundred-percent of the proceeds benefit the youth bowlers scholarship program in which more than 30 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friend and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid.LP Elks Hoop ShootLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 and Lake Placid Middle School Athletic Department announces the 2012-2013 annual hoop shoot. Area youth ages 8-13 can show their free-throw talents at the Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Lake Placid High School. The competition is free. Acopy of the childs birth certifica te will be required at registration. Registration can be obtained in advance at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge by calling 465-2661 for registration forms. Registration will also be held at 8 a.m., prior the contest. Boys and girls participate in separa te contest/divisions and three age categories in each division: ages 8-9; ages 10-11, and ages 12-13. Contestants must be 8 years old and no more than 13 years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the Elks National Foundation covers all program costs, including participant transportation, food and housing expenses Local winners of each division and age category can advance through district, state, regional and national competitions. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque, on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Any questions, contact John Holbrook at 465-5941. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England830.727407244 Miami560.455211226 N.Y. Jets470.364221290 Buffalo470.364243319 South WLTPctPFPA Houston1010.909327211 Indianapolis740.636230273 Tennessee470.364238335 Jacksonville290.182188308 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore920.818283219 Pittsburgh650.545231210 Cincinnati650.545282247 Cleveland380.273209248 West WLTPctPFPA Denver830.727318221 San Diego470.364245237 Oakland380.273218356 Kansas City1100.091161301NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants740.636305226 Washington560.455295285 Dallas560.455242262 Philadelphia380.273184282 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1010.909294216 Tampa Bay650.545310254 New Orleans560.455308304 Carolina380.273214265 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago830.727277175 Green Bay740.636273245 Minnesota650.545248249 Detroit470.364267280 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco821.773276155 Seattle650.545219185 St. Louis461.409205254 Arizona470.364180227 ___ Thursdays Game New Orleans at Atlanta, late Sundays Games Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Brady, NE4212743299243 P. Manning, DN4092773260268 Rthlsbrgr, PIT316209 2287174 Schaub, HOU3782452855199 Dalton, CIN37423727692311 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD A. Foster, HOU2691064 3.964612 C. Johnson, TN1919424.9383t4 Ridley, NE2069394.56418 J. Charles, KC1959284.7691t3 Spiller, BUF1238306.7556t4 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Wayne, IND84110513.230t3 Welker, NE8096112.0593 A. Jhnsn, HOU69105815.360t3 A. Green, CIN67102215.373t10 D. Thomas, DN61101516.671t6N FCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt A. Rdgers, GB3792522838287 Griffin III, WS3052062504164 A. Smith, SF2171521731135 Brees, NO44227633333111 M. Ryan, ATL42929434252113 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN21312365.80747 M. Lynch, SEA23110514.5577t5 Do. Martin, TB21810504.8270t9 Morris, WS2089824.7239t6 Gore, SF1769145.19375 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Witten, DAL827108.7351 B. Marshall, CH81101712.6458 C. Jhnson, DET73125717.2534 Gonzalez, ATL6971210.3256 R. White, ATL67100315.0594EASTERN 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 Houston 3, D.C. United 1 D.C. United 1, Houston 1, Houston advances on 4-2 aggregateWESTERN 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 Los Angeles 3, Seattle 0 Seattle 2, Los Angeles 1, Los Angeles advances on 4-2 aggregateMLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 1: Houston at Los Angeles, 4:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Brooklyn104.714 New York104.714 Philadelphia96.6001.5 Boston87.5332.5 Toronto313.1888 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami103.769 Atlanta94.6921 Charlotte77.5003.5 Orlando59.3575.5 Washington112.0779 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee76.538 Chicago77.500.5 Indiana78.4671 Detroit511.3133.5 Cleveland312.2005WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis112.846.5 San Antonio133.813 Houston78.4675.5 Dallas79.4386 New Orleans410.2868 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City124.750 Utah97.5633 Denver87.5333.5 Minnesota68.4295 Portland69.4005.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers96.600 Golden State86.571.5 L.A. Lakers78.4672 Phoenix79.4382.5 Sacramento410.2864.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Phoenix 91, Cleveland 78 Philadelphia 100, Dallas 98 Houston 117, Toronto 101 Minnesota 97, Sacramento 89 Indiana 79, L.A. Lakers 77 Wednesdays Games San Antonio 110, Orlando 89 Washington 84, Portland 82 Brooklyn 95, Boston 83 Atlanta 94, Charlotte 91 Detroit 117, Phoenix 77 Chicago 101, Dallas 78 Memphis 103, Toronto 82 Utah 96, New Orleans 84 Oklahoma City 120, Houston 98 New York 102, Milwaukee 88 L.A. Clippers 101, Minnesota 95 Thursdays Games San Antonio at Miami, late Denver at Golden State, late Fridays Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Memphis, 8 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL13810841627.7 Durant, OKC13812442626.6 Anthony, NYK1307937126.5 James, MIA1295132725.2 Harden, HOU11011836824.5 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE8112820914.9 Randolph, MEM6410717113.2 Asik, HOU5812718512.3 Faried, DEN759517011.3 Hickson, POR639315611.1 Lee, GS3711515210.9 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1418112.9 Paul, LAC151449.6 Holiday, PHL151369.1 Vasquez, NO141238.8 Williams, BRO141238.8 Steals GSTAVG Jennings, MIL13382.92 Paul, LAC15422.80 Conley, MEM12262.17 Matthews, POR15322.13 Kidd, NYK12252.08 Blocks GBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC16503.13 Hibbert, IND15463.07 Howard, LAL15422.80 Lopez, Bro14352.50 Duncan, SAN16402.50BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESDesignated 1B Joe Mahoney for assignment. BOSTON RED SOXTraded RHP Zach Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named; RHP Sandy Rosario to Oakland for a player to be named or cash considerations; and 3B Danny Valencia to Baltimore for cash considerations. Named Greg Colbrunn hitting coach. CLEVELAND INDIANSReinstated LHP Nick Hagadone. Designated LHP Rafael Perez for assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAnnounced RHP Chris Volstad and C Brayan Pena refused outright assignment and elected free agency. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with RHP Ryan Madson on a one-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with LHP Andy Pettitte on a one-year contract. Designated C Eli Whiteside for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERSReleased OF Chone Figgins. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Collin Balester on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBSDesignated RHP Casey Coleman for assignment. CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Broxton on a threeyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESTraded RHP Luis Rico and LHP Luis Santos to Kansas City for RHP Vin Mazzaro and 1B Clint Robinson. Designated INF Jamaico Navarro and INF Matt Hague for assignment. Named Ricky Bennett, Carlos Berroa, Ron Hopkins and John Kosciak professional scouts.FOOTBALLNational Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSClaimed DE Jason Babin off waivers from Philadelphia. Placed RB Jalen Parmele and CB William Middleton on injured reserve. Released WR Micheal Spurlock and CB Chris Harris. Signed WR Quan Cosby and DB Antwaun Molden. Signed WR Toney Clemons and RB Jordan Todman from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINSReleased G Ryan Durand. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned OL Derek Hardman. Released WR Diondre Borel from the practice squad. Signed LB Joe Holland to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry,7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Clewiston,5:30/7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 5:30/7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Avon Park Duals,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Region,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Region, 6 p.m. T UESDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6:30 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Boys Basketball at Tampa Catholic,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Palmetto,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Kathleen,Noon; Wrestling hosts Dual Meet,10 a.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p .m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . 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C M Y K went big, both in name and stature, in introducing its head coach, 7-foot-1, longtime NBAcenter Wayne ree Rollins. Born in Winter Haven, raised in Georgia, Rollins played collegially at Clemson before spending 18 years as a player with a number of NBAteams, most notably the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic. It was with the Magic that Rollins started to move into coaching and he is on board with the leagues mission. s smart to be starting with a small number of teams, he said. Traveling is tough and playing on a regional basis is the right way to go. Asked about his coaching philosophy, Rollins smirked and responded with winning is my coaching philosophy but he continued with the main purpose of the league. This league will help develop players with the international rules and allow them the chance to play professionally anywhere in the world, he said. Those international teams, when they look over here for players, will be looking at the ABL. Part of keeping things small in these early stages is also about making a mark in each teamsrespective communities primarily keeping costs low as they develop a fan-base. ere going to have ticket prices affordable, so that entire families can enjoy the games at a cost similar to going to a high school game, Haney said. And well have some incentive type programs, like free tickets for good grades to kids in the community The Eagles will be playin g their home games at the Panther Gym at South Florida State College, beginning in January. For more information about the league and its upcoming season, visit www.abl-hoops.com w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012Page 3B SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 9 9 Golf HammockThe Ladies Association played a Queen Bee tournament on Wednesday Nov. 28, with Florence Towell earning her spot as the Queen Bee with a 65. In the First Flight, handicap 20-28, Laura Kebberly took first with a 68, Ruth Harris was second with a 69 and Lorraine Friend finished third with a 70. Carol Troup and Roxie McMillon found themselves in a first and second p lace tie in the Second Flight, handicap 28-33, with dueling 71s. Shirley Enochs wound up third in the flight with a 74. The Third Flight, handicap 33-36, saw Mary Cripps come out on top with a 70, while Cindy Dall and Nancy Senior finished in another tie, each coming in with a 73. L ast Monday, Nov. 26, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. Jim Gulick finished in first place in A g roup with plus 3 in A group and Les Campbell came in with minus 1 for second place. P aul Welsh Wizzard Brown took first place in B group at even and Stan Griffis had minus 1 for second place. Capt. Billy Parr took first place in C g roup with a plus 5 and David Mulligan was in second place with plus 2. I n D group first place saw Paul Brown II score plus 2 and in second place Bill Alesi won with plus 1. Terry Yandle won first place in E group with plus 9 and in second place there was a tie between Bob Hughes and Les Layton at even. In F group Howard Brown had a plus 5 for first place and Jim Fidlin in second with plus 2. Paul Skidmore was the leader in G g roup with plus 1 and Jerry Edwards in second polace at even. There was a tie for first place in H group between Earl Bittaker and Jim Reed at even. In I group Pete Mezza scored plus 2 to take first place and Bob Morrison in second place at even. In J group there was a tie for first p lace between Ian Bell and Janet Howland with minus 1 and in second p lace Tom Nelligan came in with minus 2. Next Monday, Dec. 3, the Mezza G roup will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 8:15 a.m. P lease arrive early to register. Please call Pete at 382-1280 for any changes in the line up no later than 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Golf Hammock Ladies Played Low Gross/Low Net Wednesday Nov. 21. First Flight, with Handicaps 20-29, saw a Low Gross, first place tie between Jeanne Fivsecoat and Laura Kebberly with 91, while Lorraine Friend came in next with a 97. Low Net in the flight went to Ruth Harris with a 66, in second place was Jean Haig with a 69 and third place went to Florence Towel with 72. Second Flight, with Handicaps 3139, had Trudy Stowe get Low Gross with 102 and a tie for second and third between Carol Troup and Jo Thornburg with 106. There was a three-way tie for Low Net in the flight with Alma Barefoot, Marge Pederson and Mary Cripps all coming in with 75s.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Winning first place was Dick Denhart, Harry Gregor and Larry a nd Chris Heath with 52. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Orville Huffman, Pete and Mary McNamee, Eva Huffman and Norm Grubbs; Doyan and Donna Eades, Joe and Joyce Swartz; Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, John and Gloria Huggett with 54 each. C losest to the pin: (Ladies West, 13-feet-9-inches. (Meny Gregor, 14-feet-2-inche s and No. 4, Doyan Eades, 27-feet. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Winning first place was the team of Dick D enhart, Art Schmeltz, Bill Fowler and Jack Maginnis with 40; second place, Ron West, Doyan Eades, Don Boulton, Ott Wegner and Norm Grubbs with 41; and third place, Pete Otway, Paul Martin, Orville Huffman and Fred Neer with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Orville Huffman, 14-feet-2-inches; No. 4, Pete Otway, 24-feet-9-inches; and No. 17, Norm Grubbs, Hole-in-One! Congratulations Norm! He used a sand wedge, had his first Hole-in-One on No. 17 at 113 yards. The Ladies Association played a Ladies League event Monday, Nov. 19. Winning first place was the team of Joyce Swartz, Joanne McGill, Lorrie Lorig and Mary Malone with 36; second place, Eve Huffman, Sylvia West, Margaret Schultz, Barbara Cash and Charlotte Mathew with 37; and third place, Virginia Simmons, Betty Billau and Betty Brevard with 39. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Margaret Schultz, 4-feet-1.5 inches; No. 4, Sylvia West, 32-feet; and No. 8, Doris Weeks, 6-feet-7-inches.Placid LakesT he Mens Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Balls Back tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 28. T om Lacy, Ed Bartusch, Tom Bramos and David Raciti teamed up to get the win at -20, with Roger Thompson, Lane Capp and Wayne Wood taking second at -18. The team of Bob McMillian, Howard Tricknor, Darrell Horney and John Goble were third at -16 and Jack Marceau, Gene Ransom and Frank Fisher were fourth at -15. Capp had closest to the pin, hitting to 4-feet, 4-inches on No. 13. The Womens Golf Association played a Throw Out (9orst Holes event on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Sue Mackey took first with a net 23, with Pat Haas just a bit behind in sec-ond at 23.5. Joan Sniffen was third with a 25, Bobbie Miller fourth with 26 and Von Lacy fifth at 28.5. Mackey had closest to the pin on the day as well, getting to within 3-feet, 6inches on No. 2. The Mens Association played an individual points tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The winners were: First place, Gene R ansom with 51; second place, John Goble with 50; and third place, Darrell Horney with 47. Closest to the pin: No. 6, John Goble, 15-feet-4-inches. The Ladies Association played a Presidents Cup Finals of three-day event on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The winners were Judy Thompson with 206; second place, Bobbie Miller w ith 210; and third place, Sue Mackey with 212. A Thanksgiving Scramble was played with 56 players on Saturday,N ov. 17. Winning first place was the team of Frank Fisher, Dick Wellman, Jim Rozy and Geri Bramos with 38; secondp lace, Rich Egizi, Tim Ruggerio Sr., Tim Ruggerio Jr. and Dee Dee Harstine with 40; and third place, Butch Ward, Larry Garduno, Rich Tufts and Jeanne Ransom with 40.8. Closest to the pin: (Women), No. 2, Karen Wallin, 8-feet; and (Men 13, Max Tommie, 4-feet-4-inches.River GreensThe Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Nov. 20. T he winners were: First place, Pat Kincer and Donna Johnson with 42; second place, Joanne Merkle and Fran Neil with 45; and third place, Laura Smutnick and Kay Speaker with 116. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Winning first place was the team of Ken Brunswick, Russ Rudd, Don McDonald and Bill Mountford with minus-23; and second place, Roman Belobradich, Gil Heier, Frank Conroy and Johnny Wehunt with minus-13. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Monday, Nov. 19. Winning first place was the team of Jim Anderson, Ken Brunswick, Gil Heier and Joe Graf with minus-12. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Cliff Steele, Ken Koon, Frank Conroy and Lefty St. Pierre; Butch Smith, Don Ethun, Jim Cercy and Leo Persails with minus-17 each. Closest to the pin: No. 5, Jim Anderson, 7-feet-3-inches; No. 5, Page, 23-feet; No. 12, Al Farrell, 5-feet6-inches; and No. 17, Cliff Steele, 22feet-6-inches. The Limited Group game was played Monday, Nov. 19. Winning first place was the team of Don and Patsy Miller, Roy Bassett and Tom Shaver with plus-8. Individual winners were: First place, DonM iller with plus-4; and second place, Tom Shaver with plus-3. T he Ladies Association played a Pro Am Points game on Thursday, Nov. 15. Winning first place was the team of Pat Gower, Carol Roy and Lucy Roberts with plus-3; and second place, Mary Beth Carby, Babe McDonald, Fran Neil and Betty Wallace with plus-2. Individual winners were: First place, Mary Beth Carby with plus-4. Tying for s econd/third/fourth/fifth places were Betty Wallace, Elaine Keppler, Jeannine Persails and Carol Roy with plus-2.5 e ach. The Morrison Group played a game Thursday, Nov. 15. The winners were: First place, Jim Cercy and Butch Smith with minus-13; s econd place, Romy Febre and Larry Roy with minus-12; and third place, Bill Mountford and Jim Anderson withm inus-11. The Mens Association played a Pro Am Points game on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Winning first place was the team of Al Farrell, Gil Heier and Butch Smith with plus-8.5; and second place, Bill Mountford, Jerry Lewis, Jim Anderson and J.R. Messier with plus-1.5. The Golfettes played a game Tuesday, Nov. 13. T he winners were: First place, Barb Plunkett with 31. Tying for second/third places were Linda Therrien and Jeannine Persails with 32 each. The Morrison Group played a game Tuesday, Nov. 13. Winning first place was the team of Don McDonald, Ken Brunswick, Jim Anderson and Jim Cercy with minus19; and second place, Joe Graf, RussR udd and Harold Plagens with minus15. A Limited Member game was played Monday, Nov. 12. W inning first place was the team of Johnny Hierholzer, Don Miller, John Lemek and Kim Lemek with minus-12. Individual winners were: First place, Don Miller with plus-11; and second place, Tom Shaver. On Monday, Nov. 12, the Morrison Group played a game. The winners were: First place, Al Farrell with plus-12; second place, Joe Graf with plus-8; and third place, Bill Mountford with plus-7. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, Nov. 10. Winning first place was the team of Clay Davis, Don McDonald, Gerry Page and Dick McClay with minus-29. Tying for second/third places were Harold Plagens, Ken Koon, Tim Thomas and Lefty St. Pierre; Larry Roy, Cecil Lemons, Gil Heier and (draw Kincer with minus-17 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Ken Koon, 1 3-feet; No. 5, Tim Thomas, 8-feet5.5-inches; No. 12, Russ Rudd, 10feet-11-inches; and No. 17, Bill Mountford, 12-feet-6-inches. An evening Scramble was played Friday, Nov. 9. Winning first place was the team of Don and Pat Miller, Bob and Barb Plunkett and Charlie Seralde.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Womens Golf A ssociation held a 2 Person Team Best Ball Net tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 28, on the Cougar Trail Course. The team of Ann McWilliams and Debbie Delaney won first place with net 55. Coming in with a close 56 was the team of Marilyn Redenbarger and Rita Jaskowski. T errie Austin and Linda Pfleger rounded out the winners by taking third place with 59. O n Tuesday, Nov. 27, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association conducted an Individual Net Score tournament with four flights. This was held on the Cougar Trail golf course. I n Flight A, Gary Graves won first place, shooting a net 60 strokes. There was a tie for second at 66 strokes between Bob Hinde and Joe A ustin. Jan Hard, with a net 67, took third place in A. In the B Flight 15 to 19 handicaps Will David won first place with an excellent net 58. B o Bohanon got second place with a net 67 strokes, while Bart Bartholomy took third place with a net 69 strokes. The C Flight (20 to 24 Handicap winner of first place was Irascible Ed Clay with a net 63 strokes. Gene Hearn and Bob Berg tied for second place in C with 66 strokes, while Jay Payne took third place with a net 67 strokes. Down in the D Flight, Larry Colclasure shot the lights out with a net 57 to take first place over a hot Ken W illey, who got second with a net 58. Gale Monda took third place with 61 strokes and Dan Porter won fourth with a net 66. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the ladies played a Modified Net Score Flighted tournament in which we discarded one each of the worst Par 3, Par 4 and Par 5 holes. T he cool, blustery weather was not conducive to good golf. Flight 1 winner was Rebecca Shatney with 55 and Dotti Blackwell c laimed second with 59. Linda Pfleger had a 61 to win Flight 2 over Pearl Bradfords 62. Debbie Delaney stormed through the third Flight with a 49, followed by Marilyn Redenbarger with 59. F light 4 was won by Donna Ryan who had 57 and Patty Miller took second place with 59. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the SpringLake Womens Association played a Low Gross/Low Net Flighted tournament on the Panther Creek course. Low Gross winners were Flight 1 Rebecca Shatney (87 Bradford (90 Delaney (97 (96 Low Net winner in Flight 1 was Teri Swisher with 75, Flight 2; Marilyn Redenbarger with 71, Flight 3; Sharon Warner with 75 and Jean Donahue won Flight 4 with 73. Continued from 1B League starting small, but with big ideals Save Thousands The Smart Choice For New, Certified Pre-Owned & Used Cars-Trucks-SUVs. Centralfloridawheels.com
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSaturday, Dec. 1 Backpacking 101 Course at the Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Learn the essentials necessary to go on any type of backpacking trip from day hike, overnight or multi-day trips. Bring a notebook, pen and any backpacking equipment you want to review with our instructor, Dave Waldrop. Contact Waldrop at 863605-3587, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, Dec. 8 Adowntown Lakeland walking tour. We will meet for a light dinner or sandwich at The Chop Shop and then a walking tour of downtown Lakelands Christmas decorations and historic sites. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring warm hat, gloves, etc., for the walk and money to purchase dinner. Contact Ken Williams at (863 email@example.com for meetup time and other details. Saturday, Dec. 15 Day Hike (and/or camp overnight in the parks campground Fri-Sun by reserving your own site), at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Abeautiful park with a cow camp where old-time relics are on display, an old timer to tell stories of years gone by and an observation tower on the lake. Bring water, snacks and lunch, sun and insect protection for hiking. Note: RSVPfor hiking to Betty Piper at 863-293-3053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meet-up time and other details. If camping (tent or RV), make a reservation at ReserveAmerica.com, and RSVPto Teresa Newgent at (813 email@example.com Bring a dish for the pot luck dinner on Saturday evening, and a gag gift for the gift exchange if you wish to participate. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30 Overnight Backpacking Trip at the Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. This is a follow-up to the Backpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is only those who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. The trail leads through moderately rolling hills with pine forests, prairies, wetlands, scrub and marshy lakeshore along the west side of Lake Arbuckle. Bring backpacking equipment, hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012w ww.newssun.com HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 2 2 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bruce M oellendick, former PGA trainer, is the instructor for the YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. The classes will be held t wice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. F or more information on this program please contact u s at 382-9622 ask for Kevin Stoker. 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 non-members. We offer a wonderful Gymnastics program 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.t o 9 p.m. the YMCAwill be hosting a night full of fun, including: Abig slide,b ounce house, games, free candy and prizes, a cake walk, concessions, crafts, Christmas storytelling, and free pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets are $2 per person. There will be live entertainment with a line-up of Michelle Cathey, Justus Martin, The Wacaster Family, and Nala Price. YMCAs Last Day 5K The YMCAis looking forward to bringing in the New Y ear with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. The race will take place at the Yon Saturday, Dec. 29. The cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime after that. Children 10 years old and under are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, race time is 9 a.m. Camp 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 w ill include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, g ymnastics, 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 MondayFriday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Plenty going on at the YMCA Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter December Activities time starting in a varsity game, mentioned coach Bowyers good experience for him and he handled it well. With Bowyer in goal, Sebrings usual keeper, Ethan Smith, got to spend some time on the field in more forward positions. Damian Foster drove the ball up the field multiple times to set up plays. Sebring would have no shortage of shots on goal, as Austin Westergom, Jordan Hay, Filemon Chavez, Magana and Watson all made attempts that came up just short. Finally, with three minutes remaining in the game, Dixon settled the ball and drove it into the goal. Striking again less than a minute later, Chavez had a solid left-footed kick straight into the net to end the scoring at 4-1. The Sebring win was even more impressive when considering the statistics. The Streaks had a total of 37 shots on goal; while McKeel had a mere 7. Im excited about the way the season is going. Were now 4-1 for districts. We just need to focus on beating Auburnable this y ear, said Bowyer. T he Thanksgiving Break perhaps got the Streaks rested up for the rest of a busy week, as they traveled to Lake Wales on Thursday and face Hardee on the road tonight. Continued from 1B Sebring now 4-1 in district News-Sun photo by TAYLOR TUBBS With the ball in both their sights, the race is on between McKeels Russell Terry and S ebrings Riley Watson Tuesday night. is not expected to fill that role. The Braves might shop for a left fielder to hit leadoff, with Martin Prado expected to move from the outfield to third base following Chipper Jonesretirement. Y oung shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who hit .289 with a .335 on-base percentage as a rookie, could be an option to bat leadoff. Prado was the normal No. 2 hitter. The deal with Upton comes only five days before the start of baseballs winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. Upton is an expensive addition, but the big move is not a surprise. General manager Frank Wren said after the season he would have funds available t o make a notable offseason acquisition. J ones had a $14 million b ase salary last season and Bourns was $6,845,000. Wren said he entered the offseason with a pretty narrow focus because he only had to replace Bourn and Jones. Beyond that, our club is p retty solid, Wren said after the Braveswild-card playoff loss to St. Louis. Upton adds to what Wren said is a dynamic young core of players. He will join first baseman Freddie Freeman, right fielder Jason Heyward, catcher Brian McCann and second b aseman Dan Uggla as power hitters. McCanns status for the start of the season is uncert ain. He had surgery on his right shoulder in October. The rehabilitation could carry into the first month of the season. Gerald Laird signed a twoyear, $3 million deal with Atlanta earlier this month to s erve as McCanns backup. Laird, who hit .282 with ALchampion Detroit, could open the season as the starter if McCann is not ready. Continued from 1B M CTphoto B .J. Upton will be roaming center field in Atlanta now. Upton headed up to Atlanta By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Greg Schiano didnt have to follow the NFLclosely over the past decade-plus to keep up witht he exploits of Peyton Manning. Tampa Bays first-year head coach was an assistantw ith the Chicago Bears when Manning began his pro career i n 1998, then spent two years as an assistant at the U niversity of Miami and the next 11 transforming one of c ollege footballs worst programs into a Big East contender at Rutgers. Still, Mannings accomplishments with the Indianapolis Colts and now the Denver Broncos are virtually impossible to overlook. The four-time league MVP faces the Buccaneersporous pass defense this week, and Schiano is doing everything he can to make sure his young, inexperienced secondary is prepared for the challenge. The Bucs are first in the NFLin run defense, but are 32nd against the pass. ou have to be careful because you cant try to in four days create a whole new defense so you can confuse him. That wont work. And probably the fact of the matter is, what you think could be this great idea to confuse him, he saw it about six years ago and then again three years ago, Schiano said Wednesday. Weve just got to go out and play our defense and play the best we can, and know theyre going to make somep lays, the coach added. Theres not anybody in this l eague whos kept them from making plays in the passing g ame. We have to make sure we dont let them go off in t he run game. ... If they can run the ball, its going to be a struggle. Manning has completed nearly 68 percent of his passes for 3,260 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions while getting acclimated to a new system and teammates. The Broncos (8-3 won six straight following a 2-3 start, and last weeks 17-9 victory at Kansas City moved him ahead of Hall of Famer John Elway for the second-most wins by a starting quarterback in league history. The Bucs, meanwhile, are trying to remain in playoff contention, despite having a secondary thats without the starting cornerback Schiano began the season with. Aqib Talib was suspended four games last month for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing substances and subsequently trade to the New EnglandP atriots while serving the ban. The NFLtook the same action this week against Eric Wright, also for using A dderall without a prescription. With Talib no longer with t he team and Wright, who signed a five-year, $37.5 mill ion as a free agent last March, sitting out with an A chilles tendon injury, Tampa Bay started former seventh-round draft E.J. Biggers and undrafted rookie free agent Leonard Johnson at cornerback in a 24-23 loss to Atlanta. Johnson has missed tackles this season and on a pair of 80-yard touchdown plays, including Julio Joneslong catch-and-run for the Falcons. e have some young guys who dont have much experience, so were kind of just playing our hand as we feel best, Schiano said. Its going to be a challenge. But theyre 8-3, so three teams figured out a way to do it. Thats our goal. Were trying to be the fourth. Bucs DBs prepare for Manning
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 5B INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 3 3 HEALTHYLIVING S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Through an expanded relationship between UnitedHealthcare and Florida Hospital,people enrolled inU nitedHealthcares AARP MedicareComplete Medicare Advantage plans (Regional PPO, HMO and HMO-POS) and Preferred Care PartnersMedicare Advantage plans (HMO andC hronic Special Needs Plan) in central Florida have expanded access to F lorida Hospital locations and affiliated physicians. Preferred Care Partners is a r ecent addition to UnitedHealthcares portfolio of M edicare health plans. Florida Hospital is an important, well-respected provider of health care services. Our expanded network relationship givesU nitedHealthcare and Preferred Care Partners Medicare Advantage p lan members in central Florida greater choice and access to medical facilities and physicians close tow here they live,said Kathy Winans,regional vice president of U nitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Florida. re pleased that more people e nrolled in UnitedHealthcares MedicareComplete and Preferred Care PartnersMedicare plans will b e able to get the high-quality health care they need at our worldc lass facilities,said Kevin Lay, v ice president of managed care for Florida Hospital. This expanded relationship with UnitedHealthcare complements our commitment to providing quality and accessibleh ealth care in central Florida. As of Oct. 1,UnitedHealthcare AARP MedicareComplete Medicare Advantage (Regional PPO) plan members throughout Florida have in-network access to nine additionalF lorida Hospital locations and their affiliated physicians. Additionally, p eople enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare AARP MedicareComplete MedicareA dvantage (HMO and HMO-POS plans in Hardee and Highlands c ounties have in-network access to these locations and physicians. Additionally as of Oct. 1,members of the Preferred Care Partners Medicare Advantage plans (HMOa nd Chronic Special Needs Plan) in Highlands and Hardee counties h ave expanded in-network access to several Florida Hospital locations. Beginning Jan. 1,2013,five addi-t ional Florida Hospital locations will be in-network for these plan m embers. Plan members should call the number on the back of their memberI D card (8 am 8 pm EST,seven days a week) for specific information about in-network providers. C are providers who have questions should call (877) 842-3210 (8 am -8 p m,Monday-Friday). UnitedHealthcare, Preferred Care Partners expand Dear Pharmacist: My brother suddenly developed seizures,at age 28,with no history. Ive searched your website archivesb ut cant find columns on this. Id like to learn why he suddenly got this,since he was so healthy until then. Today,hes on 6 medications! J.P.,Sacramento,Calif. Answer: I havent covered this t opic extensively because its complex,and I fear that people will not consult their physiciansl ike I tell them to. One wrong move on your part,and you could e xperience a grand mal. So with my strict warning to ask your doctor about what you learn today,ll highlight some strange causes of epilepsy,since Is pecialize in strange.ll also archive a more comprehensive v ersion of this article at my website. Now,the short story since Im allowed 500 words here: Low thyroid:The autoimmune form of hypothyroidism is c alled Hashimotos disease,and one rare complication is encephalopathy. Stay with meh ere because your health (and life) depends on it. If you dont know about Hashimotos E ncephalopathy,you are likely to get diagnosed with a seizure diso rder,or a stroke. Medications that treat seizures do nothing for you here,and you could die if youre misdiagnosed. High doses of prescription steroids work fort his strange condition. Vitamin D deficiency: Seizures may be your first sign. Check serum levels of vitamin D annually and shoot for 70 and 90 ng/ml. The strange part is that thev ery medications used to treat epilepsy are drug muggers of the a ctive form of vitamin D,called calcitriol. So yes,your medications might b e reducing the threshold for,and increasing the risk of seizures, o ver time,in susceptible individuals; blood tests are imperative. Am I saying discontinue your meds? Heavens no,but if you take an anticonvulsant (phenytoin,c arbamazepine,phenobarbital),I suggest some vitamin D3 every m orning. Too much MSG:This food additive used to enhance flavor is also known as monosodium glutamateand it goes by many a liases,making it hard to spot on food labels,and even harder to avoid because its in practicallye verything! MSG is termed an xcitotoxinand may be associated with neuronal degeneration a nd epilepsy,especially when exposure occurs as a fetus or y oung child. Lyme disease:Yes,tickb orne diseases ferociously attack the brain. Been camping lately? Have a pet? The Borrelia bacteria,or a coinfection Bartonellaare capableo f triggering seizures and inflammation in the brain sparking many emotional/mood changes.A ntibacterials or antiparasitics fight off the seizure-producing organisms. Lithium deficiency:People assume this just causes bipolar d isorder,but it may cause seizures without any mood swings! S ometimes a gentle,over-thecounter lithium supplement helps ( lithium orotate) and if not,there are strong medications available. L-Serine deficiency:Serine is an amino acid that makes up your cell wall,especially in theb rain. Deficiencies are tied to cerebral palsy,seizures and musc le stiffness or weakness. Visit www.DearPharmacist.com for the more comprehensive ver-s ion of my column. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist a nd the author of The 24-Hour P harmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Strange causes for seizure disorders Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen
C M Y K S tatePointYou may have heard the term COPD before either in a radio or television commercial. COPD,short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. Also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis,it is the third leading cause of death in the United States,but as many as 12 million Americans dont even know they have it. Unfortunately,symptoms are often shrugged off as a normal part of getting older or a consequence of being out of shape. And during cold and flu season,COPD symptoms can also be mistaken for that cold or cough that just wont go away. But COPD can be a dangerous health hazard. If left untreated,it can have debilitating effects on everyday activities. Affecting one in five adults in the U.S. over the age of 45 and an estimated 24 million Americans,as many as half remain undiagnosed. The disease develops slowly and usually worsens over time. So dont ignore the first signs of COPD,which include a chronic cough, hacking,wheezing and shortness of breath. COPD occurs most often in people age 40 and over with a history of smoking, affecting both current and former smokers. However,as many as one out of six people with COPD have never smoked. Other risk factors include long-term exposure to second hand smoke,certain chemicals,and dust or fumes in the workplace. COPD can usually be diagnosed by a doctor or health care provider during a regular office visit with a simple, non-invasive breathing test called spirometry. If you or a loved one experiences any of the symptoms of COPD,take some time to learn more about it. Visit http://COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov for more information. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 4 4 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 5 5 BALMORAL ASSISTED LIVING; 9.347"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 11/9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 9 9 8 8 Metro ServicesThe holidays are synonymous with m any things,including get-togethers with family and friends,shopping and, a t the tail end of the season,resolutions. One of the more common New Years resolutions is a commitment to g etting healthier. This year,holiday shoppers can combine the tradition of gift-giving with the tradition of making NewYears resolutions by giving a loved one who wants to improve per-s onal health a gift that can make keeping that resolution that much easier. When holiday shopping this season, consider the following gift ideas for that health-conscious friend or familym ember whos looking to turn over a new leaf in the new year by adopting a h ealthier lifestyle.Gym membershipFitness centers tend to see a spike in e nrollment at the dawn of a new year, as men and women who want to get healthier take the first step by signing up for a gym membership. The holiday season can be a great time to sign upf or a membership,as many fitness centers waive their initiation fees in an effort to attract more customers. When trying to help a friend or family member get back on a healthy track,offer top ay a portion of their membership fees or,if their preferred club is charging an initiation fee,offer to pay that instead. Recipients might feel more obligated to go to the gym if they know a loved one h elped pay for it.Cardiovascular machineMany people cite a lack of time as the primary reason they dont exercise enough. Getting to and from the gym takes time,but having a cardiovascular machine,whether its an elliptical machine,an exercise bike or a treadmill,at home removes this hurdle, increasing the chances that people will exercise more often. And the potential benefits of routine cardiovascular exer-c ise are considerable. According to the American Heart Association,as little as 3 0 minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise each day can significantly r educe an individuals risk for heart d isease.BicycleF ew activities are more enjoyable a nd simultaneously beneficial as riding a bicycle. Many people still enjoy ridi ng a bike just like they did when they w ere children,when they might not have known just how healthy riding a bicycle was. Cycling improves cardio-v ascular fitness,lowering a persons r isk for heart disease while helping to build and tone muscles. In addition, men and women with preexisting joint conditions often find riding a bicycle isa great low-impact exercise that encourages them to get off the couch in a way that doesnt aggravate their cond itions. Many adults received a bicycle as a holiday gift when they were child ren,and those looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle might be just as excited to receive a bicycle once again.CookbookA dopting a healthier lifestyle does not have to be all about exercise. In fact,eating healthier is just as important as exercising more. A common misconception about eating healthy is that healthy foods dont boast the flavor of those irresistible,yet ultimatelyu nhealthy,foods we cant get enough of. However,a healthy diet can be flav orful,so help health-conscious men and women get started with a cookbook filled with healthy and delicious recipes. Before buying a cookbook, find out if the books eventual recipienth as any specific dietary restrictions, including if he or she needs to eat gluten-free or has been told to avoid red meat. Then find a cookbook that suits them but does so in a way thata llows them to embrace healthy eating. Great gifts for men and women hoping to get healthier HEALTHYLIVING Metro S ubsidizing a gym membership is a great gift for someone who is trying to get in better shape. By TAMARA LUSH Associated PressC LEARWATER One of the largest counties in Florida voted on Tuesday to add fluoride back into the water supply,capping al engthy debate over whether adding the chemical is beneficial for fighting tooth decay or toxic and an affront to personal liberty. The Pinellas County C ommission voted 6-1 to return fluoride to the water. I t was removed in October, 2011. Shame,shame,shame, o ne anti-fluoride resident yelled out after the vote. T he board reversed its decision because two new commissioners who ran on a pro-fluoride platform were elected in November. T he October,2011 move affected some 700,000 peop le and touched off a political controversy that pitted dentists and orthodontistsa gainst people who feel fluoride is harmful,even toxic, a nd that the county shouldt pay for residentspersonal health decisions. F luoride proponents say the chemical,which has been added to many U.S. w ater supplies for decades, prevents cavities and is s afe. Opponents say it is toxic and that citizens should decide for themselves whether to use it for dental health. F luoride is a mineral that exists naturally in water and soil,and fluctuates depending on the day. Officials in Pinellas will add fluoride to bring the level up to the federal recommendations. N orm Roche,the boards lone dissenter,who had also v oted against fluoride in the water in 2011,said hes seen studies and science on both sides of the issue,and isnt convinced that itss afe. If there are questions,it should not go in our drinking water,he said. The fluoride will be a dded back into the water in March 2013. Officials said it will take that long to noti-f y residents that the substance will be put back in the water supply. About 100 people attended Tuesdays meeting,somet oting signs and oversized toothbrushes. Public comment on the issue lasted more than three hours. Most of those in attendance were against puttingf luoride in the water,claiming that it reduces IQ,exace rbates diabetes and causes people to be docile. Still others say elected officialss houldnt make medical decisions for citizens. You seem to think youre fit to make medical treatment decisions for me, said Pamela Hummel of Clearwater. Thats a matterf or me and my doctor,me and my dentist,and you are i ntruding on that decision. Adrian Wyllie,chairman of the Libertarian Party ofF lorida,said he agrees that fluoride is good for teeth b ut he doesnt believe that the commission has the authority to add it to thew ater. ou lack the authority to make medical decisions for t he people of Pinellas County,Wyllie said. M any of the people who spoke in favor of the fluoride were dentists or dental professionals. Karen Hodge,a dental hygienist,said that putting fluoride in the water is ag ood way to prevent cavities in people,especially c hildren. When were talking a bout something that is so simple,safe,effective,costefficient,its a no-brainer, she said. Harvey Kerstein,a Clearwater dentist,said that hes seen a huge differencei n his patients who grew up with fluoridated water and those that havent. These patients who have not had fluoride have muchh igher decay rates,he said. Pinellas County adds fluoride back to water supply Chronic cough or cold could be COPD
C M Y K StatePointW hile most people are a ware of the need to vaccinate children,immunizations for adults are just as impor-t ant. But unfortunately,adult immunization rates are well below government goals. According to the A merican College of Physicians,40,000 to 50,000 adults die from vaccine pre-v entable diseases each year i n the U.S. Knowing what vaccines to get and when to get themc an be tricky,especially if you have a complicated medical history. By talking to your internist,you can assessy our vaccination status and find out what steps you need to take to stay healthy,saysD avid L. Bronson,MD, FACP,president,American College of Physicians,a n ational organization of internal medicine physicians. Dont wait until its too late. Be proactive and asky our physician at your next appointment what shots you are due to receive. Here are some recomm ended immunizations to discuss:FluThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) recommends that all adults receive the influenza vaccine each year. Despite the wide accessib ility of the shot,which is often administered in workplaces and retailers,only 39 percent of adults received the vaccine in the 2011-2012 flu season. This season,be sure to p rotect yourself against the flu. The vaccine is especially important for seniors and those with chronic condi-t ions for whom the flu can be life-threatening. J ust be aware that not all forms of the vaccine are recommended for everyone. Ify ou have an immune system disorder or are pregnant,talk w ith your physician. Tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough According to the CDC,5 p ercent of adults with whooping cough are hospit alized or have complications,including pneumonia and death. Protect yourself against this dangerous disease,as well as diphtheriaa nd tetanus by getting the Tdap vaccination. Follow up with booster tetanus (Td shots every 10 years. Tdap vaccination is recommended for nearly all adults,including persons 65y ears and older; but is especially important for pregnant w omen,adults who are in contact with infants,and health care professionals. If you are not sure if youre due,check with your doctora bout getting vaccinated. Measles, mumps, rubella I f you never had these diseases as a child,nor were immunized against them, talk with your internist. These diseases,which can have serious complications for adults,are highly contagious and can be caught just b y talking with an infected person. O ne series of two shots protects you. Pneumococcal Infections of the lungs, b lood,or brain caused by t his bacteria lead to 22,000 deaths each year in the U.S.A single shot protects against them. If you have chronic health conditions or youre over 65 and your pneumococcal vacc ination was more than five years ago,ask your internist i f you need a booster. More information on adult immun izations can be found at www.acponline.org. S o much of your health is based on chance. Keeping up with adult vaccinations is one way you can take control of your health and safety. If you cant remember the last time you were immunized,talk to your doctor about getting back on track. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 7B MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 7 7 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/2,16,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 5 5 1 1 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 A ssociated PressWASHINGTON The Food and DrugA dministration halted operations of the countrys largest organic peanut butter processor Monday, cracking down on salmo-n ella poisoning for the first time with the new enforcement authority the agency gained in a 2011 food safety law. FDA officials found salm onella all over Sunland Inc.s New Mexico proc essing plant after 41 people in 20 states,most of them children,were sick-e ned by peanut butter manufactured at the S unland plant and sold at Trader Joes grocery chain. The FDA suspended Sunlands registration Monday,preventing thec ompany from producing or distributing any food. T he food safety law gave the FDA authority to suspend a compans reg-i stration when food manufactured or held there has a reasonable probability of causing serious health problems or death. Beforet he food safety law was enacted early last year,the FDA would have had to go t o court to suspend a compans registration. S unland had planned to reopen its peanut processing facility on Tuesday and a spokeswoman said before the FDAsa nnouncement Monday that the company hoped to be selling peanut butter again by the end of the year. The spokeswoman didnt have immediate comment on the suspen-s ion. The company now has t he right to a hearing and must prove to the agency that its facilities are clean enough to reopen. Michael Taylor,the F DAs deputy commissioner for foods,said the FDAs ability to suspend a registration like this one isa major step forward for t he agency. Consumers can be assured that products will not leave this facility until we determine they have implemented preventive measures that are effective to produce safe products, Taylor said. Sunland Inc. is the nations largest organic peanut butter processor, though it also produces many non-organic products. The company recalled hundreds of organic and non-organic nuts and nut butters manufactured since 2010 after Trader Joes Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter was linked to the salmonella illnesses in September. In addition to Trader Joes,Sunland sold hundreds of different peanut products to many of the nations other large grocery chains,including Whole Foods,Safeway, Target and others. In a monthlong investigation in September and October,after the outbreak linked to processor Sunland and to Trader Joes,FDA inspectors found samples of salmonella in 28 different locations in the plant,in 13 nut butter samples and in one sample of raw peanuts. The agency also found improper handling of the products,unclean equipment and uncovered trailers of peanuts outside the facility that were exposed to rain and birds. HEALTHYLIVING StatePoint Adults can help protect themselves from serious illness by being vaccinated. From flu to whooping cough, adults need vaccines, too Associated PressNEW YORK Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIVi nfections occur in a tiny segment of the population young men who are gay or bisexual. The government on T uesday released new numbers that spotlight how the spread of the AIDS virus is heavily concentrated in young males who have sexw ith other males. Only about a quarter of new infections in the 13-to-2 4 age group are from injecting drugs or heterosexual sex,the study revealed. T he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said blacks represented more than half of new infections in youths. T he estimates are based on 2010 figures. Overall,new U.S. HIV infections have held steady at around 50,000 annually. A bout 12,000 are in teens and young adults,and most youth with HIV haventb een tested. C DC: HIV spread high in young gay males F DA halts operations at peanut butter plant Special to the News-SunAce Homecare plans the following community outreach events: Monday:8 a.m.,Health Fair,Brookside Bluffs,S.R. 17,Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health Fair,Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road,Wauchula; 1 p.m.,Caregivers Support Group,Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday:10 a.m., Health Fair,Fair Havens, Apartments,Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m.,Health Fair, Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring. Wednesday:8 a.m., Health Fair,Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie,U.S. 27, Avon Park; 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street,Avon Park; 10:30 a.m.,Coping with Transitions,Crown Pointe, Assisted Living Facility,Sun 'n Lake Boulevard,Sebring; 10:30 a.m.,Caregivers support group,Balmoral Assisted Living Facility 93 Balmoral Road,Lake Placid. Community outreach events planned
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, November 30, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter 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 RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church ELCAS EBRING This is the first Sunday in Advent and the Celebration of December birthdays. Worship service with (Open Communion will be led by Rev.J efferson Cox. Sermon will be based on the gospel reading of Luke 21:25-36. Council meeting will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.,in fellowshiph all. A congregational meeting following morning worship service for the purpose of electing four new council members and approvalo f 2013 budget will be held Dec. 9 following the morning worship.C hrist Lutheran Church LCMSA VON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a serm on entitled Security That Is Secure. Wednesday evening soup supper i s followed by Evening Prayer service. A dvent 1 is observed Saturday, Dec. 2 and Tuesday,Dec. 5. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. call4 71-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Church of Buttonwood BayS EBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets each Sunday in the recreation hall. In observance of the first of Advent, Pastor Cecil Hess is preaching on Questions About the Birth of Christ.The service is non-denominational and open to all. For information,call 382-1737. Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27,f our miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center.C hristian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring them essage titled Advent Expectationat the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday nightB ible study is the Gospel of John. Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING This Sunday morning,the Rev. George Miller will d eliver the sermon Hopetaken from the Scripture Luke 1:1-25. The church is located 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road1 999 or visit sebringemmanuel.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday,the church celebrates First Sunday in Advent. Pastor Robert Reinhardt will deliver his sermon,Season ofH ope King Comes. The early Sunday service can be heard live on WITS 1340 AM. At 9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday school class is s tudying Old Testament Prophetic Promises of the Coming Messiah. Childrens and youth classes are studying Moses. Tuesday night Bible study is on Acts of the Apostles. A Womans Heart Beth Moore Bible Study Week 10 will be heldW ednesday,Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Advent Services will be held on Wednesdays starting on Dec. 5,w ith dinner at 5:30 p.m.,by different groups of the church and servi ce starting at 6:30 p.m. The Midweek Advent theme for Dec. 5 is One Night in Bethlehem Att he Inn. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop offers d onated items that are in good condition for resale. Faiths Closet now has a Food Pantry help is now available to those who need help in emergencies with food. Food isg iven out Fridays,from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Call 385-2782. Hours are Tuesday through Friday,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Ladies Tea will b e Saturday with a theme of Season of Jowith Joy Baade as guest speaker. Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m.,the church will be showing the movieC hristmas Angel. Refreshments to be provided. Wednesday night Bible study will continue its study on Heaven. First Christian Church of Avon P ark is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334,e-mail firstchris-t firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will beD ick and Sharron Campbell. Communion will be served by S andra Laufer,Marla Null,Carol Chandler and Effie Simmonds. Greeting the congregation will be Diane Beidler and working with the young people in ChildrensC hurch will be Carol and Mike Graves. Pastor Rons sermon is titled An Angel Promiseand is based on Luke 1:26-30. F or more information,call the church office at 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor Johnsons sermon is entitled Heads Upbased on IT hessalonians 5:1-11. Sunday school is available for all ages. In the adult class,Pastor Johnson leads the class in a video series entitled The Life andM inistry of the Messiahsponsored by Focus on the Family.The lessons are filmed on location inI srael and narrated by Historian/Teacher Ray Vander Laan. Sundays film is titled Caesarea Total Commitment. Matt Sboto teaches the youth class a nd they are studying the book of Ephesians. The choirs introit will be Emmanuel.The anthem will be Carol for Adventwith flute solo b y Kathleen Richards. This is the first Sunday of Advent. In the ceremony,e Wait in Hope,Aleta Oldfield will be the reader and Carryn Lozier will light Church News Continued on page 9B
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway email@example.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: email@example.com;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, S ebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP the first candle. There will be a congregational meeting immediately after worship to vote on the2 013 budget and elect officers. Members are asked to bring non-perishable items for the Church Service Center. The FamilyG athering meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday morning, Bible study will be led by Pastor Johnson teaching How Do We Glorify God? O n Thursday,Dec. 6,the Mens Fellowship will meet at The Depot for breakfast and return to the church for a short Bible study and work project. T he church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two e ntrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Great Expectationsis the title of the Sunday morning worship service,given by the Rev. D arrell A. Peer. Youth Group (for middle school and high school students) meets in the fellowship hall on Tuesdays.F irst United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING This Sunday m orning,the choir will present an Advent Worship E xperience called Hope Arriving. United Methodist Women w ill host a Christmas Tea at 1 p.m. in the Family Life C enter on Tuesday. Pastors Wednesday morning Bible sStudy Receive Gods Blessingswill be held in the library. L isten Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the Sunday worship service. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. Visitw ww.sebringfirstumc.com or call 385-5184.H eartland Christian Church S EBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday w ill be Great Expectations, with Scripture from Isaiah 9:2-6. Communion is offeredd uring the service weekly. The service will include R obert Hull singing O Holy Nightand the Heartland Singers singing A King is Born. Next Sunday,Dec. 9,at 10 a .m.,the church will be having its Christmas program, Hark the Herald Angels Sing.Everyone is invited. Adult Sunday School is l ed by Fran VanHooreweghe. Tuesday afternoon is choir practice and Tuesday night is adult Bible study taught by Pastor Moore. Come early for snacks. W ednesday night young adult and childrens Bible s tudy is taught by Amanda, Jon,Toby and George. It features a free meal byB arbara and Dorothy. The church is at 2705 A lternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Memorial is celebrating Laity Sunday. Rev. JohnB ryant will serve Holy Communion at the Heritage Worship service only. Charles Reynolds, Memorials Lay Leader,willc oordinate services. The Celebration and New Song services are combined. Special music,testimonies,a skit and much more willm ake this an uplifting and encouraging service. Youth Fellowship will be in the Lighthouse. Prayer Group meets in the Chapel. The church Is at 500 Kent A ve.,behind the tower. Call the office at 465-2422.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING This S unday,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Promises Made,Promises Kept.Biblical reference is from Jeremiah 33:14-16. Communion will be served. Cub and Boy Scouts meet Monday. Mens prayer and f ellowship breakfast meets Wednesday. Children and Youth programs meet Wednesday. Choir meets Wednesday.S pring Lake United M ethodist ChurchSEBRING On Saturday,the church will hold its Annual Bazaar and Cookie Walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Sunday is the first Sunda y o f Advent. The church will c elebrate Holy Communion R ev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be The World That Awaited Jesus.Fellowship follows the service. Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Continued from page 8B RELIGION R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in t he following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun, 2 227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.
C M Y K Bazaar and cookie walk SaturdaySEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church, located at 8170 Cozumel Lane,in Sebring,will host their annual bazaar and cookie walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,on Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served.Celtic concert at St. John UMCSEBRING Marcille Wallis and friends will perform a variety of Christmas music in the Celtic style on the dulcimer,guitar,fiddle and bagpipes at St. John United Methodist Church. This is a return performance for this very talented group. Donations are requested. The event will be held in the church sanctuary at 4 p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just behind the Sebring Walmart). For information,please call the church at 382-1736. Spanish Aglow International to meetSEBRING Spanish Aglow International meets the second Saturday of every month at the Spring Lake Community Center at 209 Spring Lake Blvd. Directions:Take U.S. 27 to U.S. 98 (eastive miles,then turn left onto Spring Lake Boulevard. Community Center is on right side. The next date is Dec. 8,at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served (donations welcomed with meeting to follow with singing,sharing and surprises. This time,the group will celebrate what the Lord has done,eagerly anticipating a blessed new year. All are welcome Page 10BNews-SunFriday, November 30, 2012www.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 11/2,16,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 6 6 PALM DINER; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 11/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 7 4 4 8 8 RELIGION A father,concerned about the influence that TV had on his children,sat down one night to watch a western with his children. It happened that the movie featured a lot of drinking in the town saloon,and the father f elt compelled to call a amily meetingafterward. He explained the many negative aspects of drinking and h ow he never wanted his c hildren to ever start somet hing so bad. L ater that week,the f athers 6-year-old son drew a picture of a cowboy entering a saloon. Noticing the c oncern on his daddys face a bout what he had drawn, the little boy quickly piped up,t worry,Daddy. H s not going in to drink. Hes going in to shoot someo ne! It is certainly true that there is a lot of programming on TV about which we all need to be concerned. My wife and I are constantly trying to pick out good,clean s hows for our family to watch. Most of the time we are successful. Sometimes w e are not. However,there is n ot a show on TV that our children watch of which we a re not aware and approve f irst. Why so much concern? S imple:Children learn from the things by which they are surrounded. Surround them with love,and they will l earn love. Surround them with hate,and they will learn hate. Surround them with theT V,and they will learn the values displayed on TV. For those who are unaware o f the current values depicted on TV,they include e xplicit sex,graphic violence,cursing,drinking,and a general lack of respect for a nything that is good and decent. Do you really want y our children exposed to this? Let me offer three tips toward healthier television viewing. First,take the timet o know what your kids are watching. It is really not that d ifficult or time-consuming, and it creates great quality time with your children. S econd,limit the amount of TV that your children w atch. TV can be an excellent source of education and entertainment,but it should n ot be the only one. Introduce your children to the real world around them instead of the make-believe world on the television. T hird,and most important, t each your children to decide what they should watch based upon an understanding of the good,moral values that come from God. Look to the Bible to help you knoww hat is good so that you can p ass this same goodness on to your children. One day, your children will be grown. And when they are,the decision about what they will watch will no longer be yours,but theirs. Proverb 22:6 reads,rain up a child in the way he s hould go,even when he is old he will not depart from i t. In other words,help your k ids to know and do what is r ight while they are young, a nd when they become adults,they will hold on to t he training they received as a child. Surround your child ren with Gods love,and they will learn how to l ove...and live. K evins Komments is presented b y the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Visit them online at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org /. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily t hose of the News-Sun staff. Television: Good or bad? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Every single day we hear and read about the coming fiscal cliff.Some use the word taxmageddon.They a re referring to the begin of 2013,when the Bush tax cutse xpire along with other tax cuts and tax increases. The two parties and the president are arguing back and forth what needs to increase andw hat needs to be cut. But is that really the big beal? Hi,my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of The Way,and Idl ike a word with you. While I am sure that by the end of the year the parties and the president will have found some compromise,the real fiscal cliff is ignored. It is pushed aside, as if it does not even exist. I am talking about the $1.3 trillion yearly shortfall. I am talking about the $16.3 trillion national debt. I am talking about the $121.6 trillion unfunded liabilities and the endless printing of worthless money.To me,that is the real coming crisis,the real fiscal cliff. Someone compared the coming fiscal cliff to a runaway train which is one milea way from hitting a concrete wall. The engineers are arguing whether they could reduce the speed from 120 mph to 115 mph or 114 mph. But what about the concrete wall? How long can we kick the can down the road by printing more money or borrowing from other nations? Dont we see that the longer we wait the more catastrophic it will be? And then it hit me! Franklin Graham recently said:e have turned our backs to God,referring to the American people. God wants America back! How will he do it? By taking awaya ll of our false materialistic gods. By allowing our econom y to collapse. Does that match up with t he Bible? Do you know what the riders of the first four seals of the book of Revelation represent? Read it for yourselves in Revelation6 :1-8. It is not a pretty picture and it includes world economic disaster. Two pounds of wheat for a days wages.(Verse 6). T hat spells famine to me, economic disaster. And how will mankind react? Will they fall on their knees and repent or will they shake their fist in Gods face? One thing is for sure: The stage is set for the second coming of Jesus! Reinhold Buxbaum is Pastor of The Church of The Way. He teaches An Evening in Bible Prophecy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on Dec 3. No purchase necessary. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Which fiscal cliff? Guest Column R einhold Buxbaum Snapshots NEWS-SUN 385-6155 By SARAH EL DEEB A ssociated PressCAIRO An Egyptian c ourt convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and aF lorida-based American pastor,sentencing them to d eath on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of theM uslim world. The case was seen as largely symbolic because t he defendants,most of whom live in the United S tates,are all outside Egypt and are thus unlikely to ever face the verdict. The charges were issued in September amid a wave ofp ublic outrage in Egypt over the amateur film, which was produced by an Egyptian-American Copt. The low-budget Innocence of Muslims, parts of which were madea vailable online,portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud,womanizer and buffoon. Egypts official news agency said the court found the defendants guilty ofh arming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam,and spreading false information charges that carry the deaths entence. Maximum sentences are common in cases tried in absentia in Egypt. Capital punishment decisions are reviewed by the countrys chief religious authority, who must approve or reject the sentence. A final verdict is scheduled on Jan. 29. The man behind the film, Mark Basseley Youssef,is among those convicted. He was sentenced in a California court earlier this month to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter. Youssef,55,admitted that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a drivers license under a false name. He was on probation for a bankf raud case. Florida-based Terry J ones,another of those sentenced,is the pastor of Dove World Outreach,a church of less than 50 members in Gainesville,notf ar from the University of Florida. He has said he was contacted by the filmmaker to promote the film,as well as Morris Sadek,a conser-v ative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who posted the video clips on his website, were also among those charged. In a telephone interview Wednesday,Jones said the ruling shows the true face of Islam one that he views as intolerant of dissent and opposed to basic freedoms of speech and religion. e can speak out here in America,Jones said. That freedom means that we criticize government leadership,religion even at times. Islam is not a religion that tolerates any type o f criticism. The connection of the o ther five sentenced by the court was not immediately clear.They include twow ho work with Sadek at a radical Coptic group in the U .S. that has called for an independent Coptic state,a priest who hosts TV pro-g rams from the U.S.,and a lawyer living in Canada who has previously sued t he Egyptian state over riots in 2000 that left 21 C hristians dead. The other person is a woman who converted to Christianity and is a staunch critic of Islam. T he official news report said that during the trial, the court reviewed a video of some defendants calling for an independent Coptic state in Egypt,and another of Jones burning the Quran,I slams holy book. The prosecutor asked for the m aximum sentence,accusing those charged of seeking to divide Egypt and incite sedition. All of the defendants,except Jones,h old Egyptian nationality, the agency added. Some Christians and human rights groups worry that prosecutions for insult-i ng religion,which existed to a degree under the secular-leaning regime of Hosni Mubarak,will now increase with the ascent of Islamists to power. Egypt court sentences 8 to death over prophet film MCT Gainesville-based pastor Terry Jones was one of those sentenced to death in Egypt for his connection to the Innocence of Muslims film that ignited protests around the world. We can speak out here in America. That freedom means t hat we criticize g overnment l eadership, religion even at times. Islam is n ot a religion that t olerates any type o f criticism.TERRYJONES c ontroversial pastor The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN .
C M Y K B y CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticW riter-director Andrew Dominiks Killing Them S oftlyis an incredibly stylish genre exercise set in the world of mobsters,junkiesa nd lowlifes,but its also trying incredibly hard to be About Something. N ot content merely to be profane,abrasive and occas ionally,darkly amusing,it also wants to be relevant. And so Dominik has taken the 1974 crime novel Cogans Tradeby GeorgeV Higgins and set it in the days before the 2008 presidential election,just as the U.S. economy is in the midst of catastrophic collapse. Every television and radio is tuned to then-candidateB arack Obama or President George W. Bush addressing t he nation even in bars and thugscars with the volume cranked way up, commenting all-too obviously on the films action. A s if we couldnt decipher for ourselves that organized crime functions as its own form of capitalism,Killing Them Softlyturns on them ini-implosion that occurs when a couple of idiots rob a mob-protected card game. Scoot McNairy plays the jittery ex-con Frankie; his inept partner in crime is an Australian heroin addict played by Ben Mendelsohn. Both are aggressively grungy. As they get away with briefcases full of cash, we hear Bush in the background,asking rhetorically, What does this mean for your financial future? Could it really be that obvious? The corporate types at the t op of the syndicate,represented by an uptight,humorl ess (and nameless Jenkins,want to restore order,so they ask Jackie Cogan,an enforcer played by Brad Pitt (star ofD ominiks haunting,poetic The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford),to investigate the heist and punish the perpe-t rators. This is one of those effortless Pitt performances that exemplify how beautifully he manages to be both a serious actor and a superstar; the slicked-back hair,aviator sunglasses and gold chains are a showy shorthand to signify hes a dangerous guy, but the consistently surprising choices he makes with the rat-a-tat dialogue reveal his characters intelligence. Jackie brings in an old colleague,veteran hit man Mickey (James Gandolfini), to take out the robbers and send a message to the rest of the criminal world. T he scenes these two actors share are by far the f ilms best,including one in which they sit at a bar and quietly catch up on every-t hing from work to marriage to alcoholism; there so different in tone from everyt hing else,they feel like there part of an entirely s eparate movie. Gandolfinis character is the only one who feels like a complete and complicated person: brazen and abusive but alsos entimental and deeply insecure. At the other end of the aesthetic spectrum is the artfully graphic pummeling some of these characters take,particularly Ray Liottaa s the guy who runs the card game in question (and once g ot caught trying to rob it himself). The hard thwack of a fist against a jaw matches the pummel of rain and the splatter of blood. Bullets firef rom a handgun in superslow motion,piercing the raindrops,then a car window,then someones skull. Its all very painstaking andc ool-looking (the work of the gifted cinematographer Greig Fraser) but it also feels like part of a prevalent cynicism,given the films heavy-handed message. Americas not a country, its just a business,Jackie declares in the films final monologue,a message Killing Them Softly already had hammered pretty hard during the previous hour and a half. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 30, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 6 6 8 8 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: Im engaged to someone I lovev ery much. I am 36 and he is 44. We get along great,but hes in a rush to get married. It will be myf irst and his second. Wegot e ngaged three months ago, and he wants the wedding to be in February.The dateh e picked is his fathers birthday. M y other problem is,he is always pawing at me. He always needs to be touching me or calling me his beautiful angel.Its goodt o hear that once in a while,but not five times a d ay. I love being with him, but sometimes I need myo wn space. If I say no,he gets defensive and worried t hat Im going to leave him. We spend practically every waking (and non-w aking) moment together. I am almost at a breaking point. Help! Overwhelmed in Pennsylvania D ear Overwhelmed: I hope you realize that the behavior you are describing is not an indication of love,but of extreme inse-c urity. His need to constantly touch you,his defensiveness if you say you need some space,and his fear that you will leave him wont change if you marry him. I am also con-c erned about the way your wedding date was chosen, b ecause the decision wast arrived at mutually. Ask yourself this:If he makes what should be joint decisions,and you have nos pace for yourself because of his insecurity,is this the way you want to spend a lifetime? These could be symptoms of an abuser. Dear Abby: Im 25, have an associates degree in health management, completed a CRMA (Certified Residential Medication Aide) course, and Im now on my way to obtaining my bachelor of science in health management. It sounds like Im heading toward a great future,right? My problem is I have zero confidence in myself. Im scared to death of mak-i ng mistakes as a CRMA,and equally scared of being successful. Everybody says how proudtheya re of me and that Im headed toward g reat things,but Im not sure I can do this. I am struggling to find self-con-f idence because if I dont believe in myself,I wont a chieve anything. What can I do to put myself out there and take the steps I need to accomplish my goals? Needs a Boost in M aine Dear Needs a Boost: S elf-doubt can be an asset if it causes you to strive harder to master the skillsy ou will need in your profession. However,because y ou are afraid of both failure and success,the surest way to conquer your fearsw ould be to talk about them with a counselor at your school or to a psyc hologist. What you are dealing with is not as u nusual as you may think. Dear Abby: My husband insists that wearing a white T-shirt when out and abouti s the same as wearing a colored one with a design on it. I think hes wearing underwear as outerwear and is being too casual. We do not live in a rural community. We are in as uburb of San Diego. Life is relaxed here,but not that r elaxed. Do you have an opinion? Dressing Up,Not Down D ear Dressing Up: I do have a thought or two on the subject. If your husband is comfortable this way,leaveh im alone. Because you are the one concerned with appearances,continue dressing up to create the impression you want and let him dress down and suffer the consequences if there are any,which I doubt. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Too much togetherness may result in couples breakup Dear Abby Melinda Sue Gordon/Courtesy Cogan's Productions/MCT Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan in Killing Them Softly. Killing Them Softly hammers message hard Movie Review Killing Them Softly Rating: R (violence, sexual references, pervasive language and some drug use) Running time: 97 minutes R eview: (of 4 B y BOB GARVER Special to the News-SunRise of the Guardians is a humdrum animatedf ilm that Im sure is supposed to be the start of a hot new franchise. The premise is that legendary childrens characters,oftenb elieved to be imaginary, are in fact real and moonlight as superheroes. I cans ee where thats a good idea on paper and I wont deny that its easily mar-k etable. But the film lacks good i deas beyond this most basic stage and quickly becomes dull and joyless,a t least for adults who reluctantly see it with their k ids. The main character is Jack Frost (Chris Pinean invisible teenager who creates snowstorms. We seeh im fine,but hes invisible to the children of the film b ecause none of them believe in him. All the parents in the world tell theirc hildren that Jack Frost nipping at your noseis j ust an expression. Weird place to draw the line. Jack is chosen by the u nseen Man in the Moon to join The Guardians,who are the worlds foremost brings of joy and protectors from harm. The otherm embers are Santa (Alec Baldwin),The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman The Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and the muteS andman. Im not sure why The Sandman is supp osed to be widely accepted as believable and JackF rost isnt. I rarely hear anything about him outside of that Metallica song. But the film makes him lighthearted and loveable so Illl et it slide. The Guardians dont want to let the mischievous Jack join the team,but they need him to combat Pitcha ka The Boogeyman (Jude Law). Pitch is trying to get all the children of the world to believe in him and only him. The movie doesnt really know what to do with its heroes as action stars. It seems like the film cant see fit to give them many powers beyond their mode of transportation The teams key weapon in the fight against Pitch is Jacks dubious magic stick, which is infused with the power of,lets say,fun. Also,everybody has the ability to be super-sneaky and avoid being seen. The film never bothers to explain why any of the Guardians would need to avoid being seen,and in fact they gain consequence-free believability points whenever they are. Heres what you do with a bad-but-harmless holiday film like Rise of the Guardians.You find a relative that says that they dont get to spend enough time with your kids. You let them spend some quality time together at this movie while you enjoy an afternoon off. This way the kids get to see their movie, the relatives get to bond with them,and you get to skip this lame,generic kiddie junk. One-and-a-half stars out of five. Rise of the Guardiansis rated PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action. Its running time is 97 minutes. Contact Bob Garver at email@example.com Rise doesnt soar BANGKOK (APThe South Korean rapper behind YouTubes most-viewed video ever has set what might be a Mission:Impossiblefor himself. Asked which celebrity he would like to see go Gangnam Style,the singer PSY told The Associated Press:om Cruise! Surrounded by screaming fans,he then chuckled at the idea of the American movie star doing his now famous horse-riding dance. PSYs comments Wednesday in Bangkok were his first public remarks since his viral smash video with 838 million views surpassed Justin Biebers Baby,which until Saturday held the record with 803 million views. s amazing,PSY told a news conference,saying he never set out to become an international star. I made this video just for Korea,actually. And when I released this song wow. The video has spawned hundreds of parodies and tribute videos and earned him a spotlight alongside a variety of superstars. Earlier this month,Madonna invited PSY onstage and they danced to his song at one of her New York City concerts. MC Hammer introduced the Korean star at the American Music Awards as,My Homeboy PSY! Even President Barack Obama is talking about him. Asked on Election Day if he could do the dance,Obama replied:I think I can do that move,but then concluded he might do it privately for Michelle,the first lady. Rapper PSY wants Tom Cruise to go Gangnam Style
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, November 30, 2012 Kwanzaa begins and lasts through Jan.1. Shop the afterChristmas sales forwrapping paper and cardsfor next year. Put your feet up and do absolutely nothing! Hanukkah begins at sundown and lasts through Dec.16. Read about the holidas history and traditions atwww.history.com/ topics/hanukkah/. When you think about it, 31 days arent nearly enough to pack in all the shopping, baking, wrapping, hosting and mailingr equired to celebrate the winter holidays. B ut every year, we try to cram it all in between Dec.1 and New Years.Here, we offer a monthlong guide to help you plany our schedule and wring every last m oment of joy (and stress day season.Hang it on the fridge so you can check it every time you go for another g ulp of eggnog. BeckySher,MCT SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY M ake a giant to-do l ist.Include everyt hing you can possibly think of:gifts to buy, parties to attend (or host bake.Dont leave anything off;just assume if its not on t he list, it wont get done. E dit your holiday c ard list.Get rid of t he college roommate you havent talked to in a decade, and add the couple you met at the block party. Email people for a ddress updates. Buy stamps atusps.com. Two options to get in a holiday mood: Watch the Rockefeller C enter Christmas tree lightingat 8 p.m.ET on NBC, or watch A Charlie Brown Christmasa t 8 p.m.ET on ABC. Support the t roops.Deadlines v ary, depending on the destination, so check the USPS website to ensure it reaches a service member by Christmas.For a c omplete list, see www.usps.com/ shippingdates/ Search Christmas cookiesonmarthastewart. comto find dozens of recipes.Plan to make several varieties and freeze some to enjoy throughout the season. MCT PHOTOSM ake a menorahto celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights, which begins Saturday.Search menorahon familyfun.comfor options, including an easy paper-cupm enorah and an elegant nature m enorah made from a tree branch. Santaaaaa!WatchElfon DVD or via streaming video services.M ake plans to volunteerin a soup kitchen, wrap gifts at the mall or find a nother charitable cause to help as a family. Take the day off to do someshoppingwhen the stores arentq uite as packed. Gather the familys holiday outfits. Dig out your familys favorite holiday b ooks, or head to t he library or bookstore for a new supply.A few to try:Mr. Willowbs Christmas Tree,by Robert Barry, or the Mary Engelbreit illustrated The Night Before Christmas. A s busy as you are, take a break from shopping and remember those losto n this date in 1941 at P earl Harbor. Decorate the tree.Make or buy a new o rnament for each child in your family. Then, tune into Its A Wonderful Life,at 8 p.m.ET on NBC. Host a holiday open housefor the neighbors.Serve cookies, fudge and hot apple cider.S tart wrapping.Visit containerstore. c omfor tips on wrapping boxes and making bows.B uy batteries.Make sure you have proper batteries for the toys and gadgets youre giving. Watch Christmas Vacationon DVD or via streaming video services.Start baking your holiday cookies.(Of course youll have to taste-test.) Finish your online s hoppingin the next day or two to ensure gifts arrive on time without paying outrageous shipping fees. Finish any sewing or craft projects.Celebrate being alive!If youve made it to today, the Mayan end-of-theworld prediction has not come to fruition. Congratulations! Gather some friends and go caroling. Find lyrics to holiday songs online and make song lists for your group. Santas gone high-tech. Check out his website at www. northpole.com.Create amenity baskets for your overnight guests.Include a small bar of soap, travel-size shampoo, a bottle of water, late-night snacks like granola bars and nuts, a nail file and Tylenol or Advil.Mail out those international packages and letters! Deadlines are between Dec.18 and 20, and while Global Express Guaranteed dates are calculated for Dec.25 delivery, the cutoff dates do NOT take into account time to clear customs.Mail early!Breathe.Take a yoga class and relax in the calm before the holiday storm. Namaste! Double-check yourgift list this is the final week for shopping before Christmas. Make sure yourcamera batteriesare fully charged. Be sure to leave out milk and cookies for Santa, and perhaps a carrot or two for the reindeer. Watch s A Wonderful Life,at 8 p.m.ET on NBC if you missed it on Dec.1, after the kids go to bed. Research tree pickup or recyclingin your town so youll be prepared when its time to take down your decorations. Bone up on the basics of chilling, serving and storing Champagne atwww.champagne.us. Work ahead:Make any New Years Eve party foods and finalize your party plans.