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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c email@example.comAVON PARK Law enforcement and school communities mourn the unexpected death of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Megno,55, who collapsed in his home Tuesday night. Megno served 25 years in law enforcement,in his home state of Maine,with the Avon Park Police Department and finally with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. Remembered as an excellent officer and generous man, Megno influenced hundreds of children through the years he worked as a school resource officer in both elementary and secondary schools. He was the resource officer at Avon Park Middle School at the time of his death,and preparing to begin the 2013 D.A.R.E programs for Avon and Park elementary schoolsfifth grades a program he had operated for years. s been a shock,said Pam Burnham,principal of Avon Elementary. He was such a gentleman and so kind to the kids. The NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, December 7-8, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 150 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 80 61C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Warm with some showers in the P.M. F orecast Question: Will you get, or have you gotten, a flu shot this year? Next question: Marijuana possession is now legal in Washington state. Should it be legal in Florida? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Susan Baginski Age 97, of Sebring Kevin Megno Age 55, of Sebring Donald TerMeer Age 74, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 46.9% No 53.1% Total votes: 111 Classifieds9A Community 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.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip financial; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 1 1 9 9 T hree animated holiday TV c lassics almost n ever made it to t he airwaves LIVING, 12B Taking an interest By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Do different liquids thaw at the same rate? Does aluminum foil block radio waves? Is window shopping online calming? The answers no,yes and yes to these scientific puzzlers came Wedenesday from Sebring Middle School advanced academic students during the annual science fair. Students in the advanced program must conduct an experiment and submit a project to the fair,but all students are encouraged to enter. This year only three sixth-graders Jameka Fields,Gavin Szoka and Chayanne Iglesias were brave enough to take up the challenge. Lined up neatly in the Commons,the 75 entries impressed teachers and parents. s amazing,Jamie Seppala said,taking her time to look the experiments over. I was never this good in science. Seppalas son,Hunter,conducted an experiment to see which of three liquids caused iron to rust the quickest. He Sebring Middle School students show off their scientific muscles News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (From left) Mika Descartin explains her brother Miguel Descartins winning seventh-grade project about casein plastic to he friend Morgan Carlson and Jamie Seppala, an admiring parent. See SMS,page 7A 75 entries vie for awards Lady Dragons dominateL ake Placid cruises to win o ver rival Red Devils SPORTS, 1B Wet DownD eSoto City to welcome n ew truck in old way PAGE2 A By BARRY FOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentA VON PARK After bouncing back from federal court,Judge J. David Langford this week issued a ruling in the action between the City ofA von Park and former Avon Park P olice Chief Michael Rowan. The case now will g o to a jury trial. However,exactly w hen that will occur is anybodys guess. Langford has ordered the hearing for April of 2013 and while Rowan case to go before a jury Rowan By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Post Colombian American history is the story of movement,as new arrivals spread throughout the continent. Some explored for adventure or riches,others sought to escape urban life in the expanding towns and cities. Some simply wanted land of their own. Whatever the reasons,one cannot understand American culture and progress without taking this wanderlust into account,especially as the succeeding waves of migration often triggered historical events. Appropriately,a traveling exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. arrived at the Journey exhibit arrives in Sebring Opening reception to be held today S ee ROWAN,page 3A See JOURNEY,page 6A Megno County mourns Kevin Megno great cop, caring child advocate News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Eileen May talks about what an honor it is for Lake Placid to be featured in the current issue of Readers Digest as Americas Most Interesting Town. B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgL AKE PLACID Eileen May got quite a shock when she openedt he most recent issue of Readers Digest. I didnt know until I opened up the magazine and saw it yesterday afternoon,May,the Chamber ofC ommerce President/CEW said Thursday. I opened it and looked,and I s aid to Mary Tanner We won. The win May was referring to w as Lake Placid being named Americas Most Interesting Townb y the magazine. The long-running,two-centuryold publication chose Lake Placid as the winner in its annual contest and has placed the charming littleF lorida town in the national spotlight. Lake Placid residents,businesses and dignitaries couldnt be m ore thrilled about its newest title and achievement. T he Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce has been in a buzzs ince the news went official Wednesday afternoon. May had pre-ordered 500 copies of the January 2013 issue of Readers Digest in hopes of seeing the towno n the pages,but the win came as a Lake Placid named Americas Most Interesting Town by Readers Digest S ee LP,page 8A See MEGNO,page 6A
C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c email@example.comLAKE PLACID Police C hief Phil Williams warns merchants to be alert forc ounterfeit $100 bills. Two were passed in town stores Friday, November 30. The bills looked pretty good, Williams said. Theyp assed the merchants pen test. The bills, however, do have a flaw both belonged to the 1985 series and hadi dentical serial numbers. Williams recommends posting the number on cash registers. Look for: B02609463B. Williams added that in the past his department kept local merchants informed about just this kind of situation through notification email and fax lists. He is reinstating that program. Merchants who want to be on the notification list should contact the Lake P lacid police department. The telephone number is 6 99-3757. The e-mail address isl firstname.lastname@example.org/. The police department switchboard and office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week day, except forh olidays. Should a business discover theyve received a counterfeit bill after hours call the Lake Placid number. The callw ill be routed to the Sheriffs central dispatch, but the dispatcher will contact the Lake Placid police. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 7, 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 Dec. 5 62025364452x:3Next jackpot $6 millionDec. 1 2533454850x:3 Nov. 28 71215203449x:5 Dec. 5 36181921 Nov. 4 1423262830 Dec. 3 610242529 Dec. 2 310172632 Dec. 5 (n 8658 Dec. 5 (d 8427 Dec. 4 (n 0932 Dec. 4 (d 9142 Dec. 5(n 81 7 Dec. 5 (d 748 Dec. 4(n 236 Dec. 4 (d 956 Dec. 4 3521307 Nov. 30 31417294 Nov. 27 61116422 Nov. 23 21719415 Dec. 5 1317192738 PB: 12Next jackpot $40 millionDec. 1 310193646 PB: 3 Nov. 28 516222329 PB: 6 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Busy weekend in SebringSEBRING Sebrings C hristmas parade is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Heartland Young Professionals Inc. The parade route will starto n the Sebring Parkway at Shontee Avenue and will run south on North Ridgewood Drive, around the Circle, to SouthC ommerce Avenue. It ends at McClain Lane by Firemens Field. On Saturday, join the Rotary Club of HighlandsC ounty from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Circle Drive and N. Commerce Street for theS econd Annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cookoff. Admission is $5 per per-s on. For more information, visit www.RotaryChili.com o r email DrPepper@strato.net/. Also on Saturday at 10 a .m. is Zumba Fitness in the Park at Sadie Kahn P ark (two blocks off the Circle on North Ridgewood Drive. Then, the Saturday Night Cruise will be from 11 a.m.u ntil 3 p.m. Cruisers come from near and far to S ebrings Downtown Circle to see classic cars, listen to live entertainment ande njoy delicious food.For more information, visit w ww.SebringCruise.com/SHS Band plans garage sale SaturdaySEBRING Spirit of Sebring High SchoolM arching Band, directed by Colorado Paniagua, played in four regional competitions of the Florida Marching BandC hampionships (FMBC Division 2Aand took a v ariety of awards during these competitions. Theb and also qualified for the state championships after their third competition (earliest qualifying date for the Spirit of Sebring MarchingB and). On Nov. 17, the band competed in the State Championship Semi-finals in St. Petersburg ands cored a 79.58, the highest score ever achieved by the Spirit of Sebring Marching Band at the States, ranking it 14th in the state in D ivision 2A. O n Saturday, the Sebring B and Boosters Association w ill hold a garage/rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sebring HighS chool, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds support the SHS Band Programs.A P Chamber hosts membership breakfastAVON PARK The Avon Park Chamber Membership Breakfast, sponsored by Highlands Independent Bank, will be at 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 a t the Hotel Jacaranda. Highlands Independent Bank will have its Money J ug to give some lucky chamber members the o pportunity to draw for c ash. The Christmas program w ill be provided by Park Elementary School Choru s, R SVPby calling the Chamber office at 4533 350.C huck White, Friends play for Dance ClubS EBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music ofC huck White and Friends f rom 7-9:30 p.m. today at t he Senior Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Prior to the dance, free dance lessons will be given from 6:30-7 p.m. by Ringo and Hall. Snacks and sandwiches will be available (bring y our own beverages). Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. F or more information, c all 386-0855.Christmas Choral Presentation is next Music in the Park SEBRING The next M usic in the Park Concert S eries at Highlands Hammock State Park will b e a Christmas Choral presentation on Saturday. Concert admission is $5 per person (accompanied children 12 and under admitted free of charge). CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A Capt. Matt Manoukian could have done anything he wanted in life. Not only was he the son of two Californiaj udges, he was tough, goodlooking and brilliant. He took care of business, his father, Judge Socrates Peter Manoukian oft he Santa Clara County Superior Court, told The Unknown Soldiers. Ever since age 7, Matt dreamed of becoming aU nited States Marine. He believed the Marine Corps gave him a unique chance toh elp protect equality and justice, which he watched his parents preserve throughouth is childhood. Matts plans took on a s ense of urgency on Sept. 11, 2001. While the high school football standout wasr eady to enlist the next day, an injury and a major health s care forced Matt to put his dreams on hold. He had two surgeries ... the first was for a knee injury, his dad said. Then,t hat summer he found out he had a tumor in his spinal c ord. Matt pursued his bachelors degree at the Universityo f Arizona while recovering from both operations. He s tudied political science and rebuilt his strength, but never wavered from his ultim ate goal. He was a good example of if you work hard enough,y oull get what you want, Matts father said. Matt joined the Marine C orps in 2006, and after more than a year of training, d eployed to Iraqs Al Anbar Province. But even as a young Lieutenant, Mattu nderstood that physical preparation was only one a spect of a combat deployment. I told him a big part of being a Marine was understanding the culture, Mattsd ad said. But he already knew that. M att treated Iraqi civilians with respect and began studying their languagew hile leading his platoon on dangerous missions. He was c ompassionate, but also fierce and genuinely heroic. He had an IED (improv ised explosive device) go off near him and knock him out ... it knocked everybody out, his father said. As a fellow Marine lay b leeding, Matt refused to leave him behind. He put a tourniquet on this guys leg and saved his life, Matts dad said. W hile Matt earned medals throughout his military c areer, he was reluctant to discuss any personal achievements. What did fill h im with pride, however, was seeing clear signs of progress when he returned to Iraq a second time. Just like during his first deployment,M att immersed himself in the local culture. He did that in Iraq ... he learned how to speak Arabic, Matts dad said. And then when he went to Afghanistan, he started Marine was defender of justice Marine Capt. Matt Manoukian, 29, served four combat deployments before being killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 10. Photo courtesy of the Manoukian family. S ee MARINE, page 8A Fake $100 bills found in LP C ourtesy photo N eighboring fire departments have been invited to commission DeSoto Citys new fire truck in the countys inaugural wetdown. B y BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Desoto City Volunteer Fire Departmentwill host an event thisweekend they hope will becomea tradition in the localfirefighting community. Known as a wetdown,neighboring fire departments have been invited in to commission Desoto Citysnew fire truck by spraying it with water from their own apparatus. The event is the brainchild of Desoto City VFD Chief Ben deBree and is a custom generally observed up north. Awetdown ceremony is a traditional welcome for a fire apparatus or even an entire fire station. The tradition originated in historic east coast fire departments when changing out old fire pumpers for the new. The horses would be unhitched and water was transferred to the new apparatus. It would then be dried off and pushed into the stall for service. The target this time around will be Engine 19. The fire emergency green t\ vehiclewas constructedby the E-One corporation. The truckis a custom cab from the companys Traditional Series. he engine has a 1,000g allon tank and can pump as much as 1,250 gallons per minute at full force. It arrived in October butwasnot readyfor service until it was fully outfitted with ladders, hoses and other equipment. The wetdown ceremonywill be held at the Alan Jay Ford dealership on U.S. 27 North.Itwill run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with trucks from various departments coming by periodically to spray water on the vehicle. In the meantime, a Desoto City VFD brush truck will be there to allow children to have a chance to spray the truck down themselves. In addition, the Alan Jay Ford dealership will be serving food. There will be give aways for the kids such as safety activity booklets, plastic fire hats, and junior firefighter badges. There also will be smoke detectors available for parents and other adults. Displays and exhibits also will be set up so children can get a feeling of what its like to roll and unroll actual fire hoses. All fire departments in Highlands County have been invited to participate in this event. The Lorida, West Sebring and Highlands Lakes VFDs all have confirmed their participation, with others to come by based on their schedules and/or calls for service. DeSoto City VFD to hold inaugural wetdown ceremony New fire truck will be welcomed with water By CURTANDERSON APLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI AFlorida state worker says she was in total disbelief to discover in 2002 that foster child Rilya Wilson had been missing for more than a year. Department of Children and Families employee Dora Betancourt testified Wednesday that she also couldnt find any clues to the 4-year-olds whereabouts in official court documents. The testimony came in the murder trial of Rilyas caretaker Geralyn Graham, who is accused of killing the girl in late 2000. Betancourt said she went to check on Rilya and a sibling at the Graham home in April 2002. Graham claimed that an unknown DCF employee had taken Rilya away in early 2001 for mental tests. But Betancourt says there are no records supporting that. Worker dumbfounded to find foster girl gone
C M Y K B y BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Countys Medal of Honor Park soon will have a new military display piece.H ighlands County commissioners Tuesday voted to e xpend almost $3,200 to facilitate the transport and placement of an M101A1 Howitzer cannon at the park. The big gun has served in W orld War II, Korea and Vietnam as a direct support artillery weapon. It since has been declared as surplus and has been housed atA labamas Anniston Army Depot. Firing a 105mm shell, the gun was the standard light field howitzer for the United States, seeing action in both the European as well as the Pacific theaters. Entering production in 1941, it gained much of its notoriety in the war against the Imperial Japanese Army in the Pacific, earning a reputation for both its accuracy and powerful punch. The Model M101A1 since has been retired from the U.S. military, although it continues to see service in a number of other countries. The search for a piece of military equipment to exhibit at the George Boulevard facility dates back to 2006 when then-HighlandsC ountys Veterans Services Officer Joe Dionne got perm ission to accept a Howitzer and have a concrete pad poured as a display area. At the time, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton offeredt o supply some of the labor for restoration of the big gun as well as assistance with the pouring of the concrete pad. Two years later, Dionne c hanged his request in order to seek an on-loan Naval aircraft. The idea was to reflect the aviation history at both the Sebring and Avon Park airports. While the county never received an airplane, earlier this year, the Veterans Service Office was notified the Howitzer was available. As part of the agreement, the county will have to disable the cannon by restricting all moving parts. Plans call for the pad to be placed near the county Veterans Service Office sign just west of the entrance driveway. The cannon will be situated near the current military flags display. The breakdown calls for $1,500 to pour the pad,$ 1,200 to retrieve and deliver the weapon with an additional $487.96 Depot Release Fee. Officials at the Veterans Service Office said hey hope to take delivery of the cannon within the next two weeks. The concrete display pad wasp oured Thursday in preparation. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 2012Page 3A MARTIAL ARTS (pp 2x3 ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 5 5 8 8 M y first inkling of that event they call World War II took place in Pennsylvania in1 939. Thanks to the Internet, I can tell you the exact date of the piece of history Im about tor ecall. It was Sept. 1, 1939. Im not sure which town we were living in it was either Hazelton or Shamokin, both in the hearto f the hard coal region of the state. H eres what stands out in my memory about that date: We were living in an apart-m ent and my dad was at work while my mother and I ( all of 8 years of age) were at home with the radio on. Suddenly, the radio erupted with the news that Germany had just invadedP oland. That invasion, as the history books tell us, was the b eginning of World War II. I have a different memory about that date. E ven before the news broadcast was over, I could s ee and hear my mom start to sob. Without a word, she dashed into the bathrooma nd shut the door. Thats it. Thats my 1939 m emory about the start of WWII (in Europe, anyhow). I dont recall her or anyone ever t alking to me about that day, or if I heard more about it on the radio or in the daily paper, orw hy she ran into the bathroom, I dont recall that, either. I dont recall anything until Dec. 7, 1941. I know for sure we were a gain living in an apartment in Shamokin at 57 I ndependence St., right in the midst of Shamokins business section. We lived ina building housing a Rexall Drug Store; a door just right o f the drug store opened onto a flight of stairs that took you up one floor to our apartment (second door on the left). O n that Sunday in December, I still remember w alking up the stairs; walking down the hallway to that second door, and opening it.J ust like in 1939, the radio was on, broadcasting the n ews. I remember snatches from that broadcast: Japaneseb omb Pearl Harbor. Heavy loss of life. President Roosevelt to speak. Pearl Harbor? What was t hat? Where was that? The Japanese? Why the J apanese? Americas at war? What does it all mean? Yes, what did it all mean? W e found out. That day. The next day and everyday for t he next four years we found out. Larry Levey is a News-Sun correspondent living in Avon Park. What did Pearl Harbor attack mean? We soon found out M CT Explosions tower above the water on Dec. 7, 1941 as the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, drawing America into World War II. Guest C olumn Larry Levey Ceremony todayA Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremo-n y will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Medal of Honor Park, 7209 S. George Blvd., in S ebring. GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 1 1 Howitzer cannon to be display at Sebrings Medal of Honor Park Courtesy photo This Howitzer cannon is similar to the one that will be placed at the Medal of Honor Park. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING TLC T herapy Hooves Inc. will visit three different retirements homes on Wednesday. The trained miniature horses and pot-b ellied pigs will bring holiday cheer to residents of Maranatha Manor at 9:45 a.m., followed by a 10:30 visit to Kenilworth Carea nd Rehab and 11:15 visit to Sudan Interior Mission. TLC Therapy Hooves f ollows a strict therapy protocol and trains each volunteer member on proper han-d ling of the animals with focus on safety first. If you l ove animals, consider becoming a volunteer. The horses and pigs have e ach been trained from a very early age to be petted a nd touched by dozens of people and maneuver around wheelchairs and other equipment. The ani-m als are potty trained and even do a few tricks. All the animals are checked regularly by a vet, including shots and monthly farri-e r (hoof Tax deductable donations are gladly accepted to this 501c3 organization. Consider giving a gift inh onor or memory of a friend or family member My view is that these a nimals are a gift from God and it is a blessing to share them with our communityf ounder Terri Lynn Crutchfield said. F or more information or to speak with Crutchfield at TLC Therapy Hooves Inc.,c ontact her at P.O. Box 7277, Sebring FL33872, c all 699-0777, or friend the group on Facebook. TLC Therapy Hooves making visits Wednesday C ourtesy photo T LC Therapy H ooves takes horses and pigs to retirement homes to brighten resi dents days. NEWS-SUN
C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. email@example.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org V ICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org A DVERTISING Page 4ANews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com Isaac Asimov wrote, Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It is the transition that is troublesome. Most people dread that transition from life tod eath and avoid talking about that topic. But its w orthy of discussion. Specifically,how do you want to live the final phaseo f your life,and who can help you with that transit ion? Of course,most people think of their doctors,theirf amilies,their friends. But there is also a service available that can provide t he care,support and comfort you will need when c onfronting a life-limiting illness or condition. There is a service that will deliver the equipment,medications and supplies directlyt o you to address symptoms and relieve pain. There is a service that will help you avoid unwanted hospitalizations and treatments. That service is hospice,and duringN ovembers National Hospice Month,d like to h elp you understand how this important level of care can help you or a loved one. Many people think hosp ice care is for the final few days or hours of life. But thats not the case. The mission of hospice is to enhance a persons qualityo f life in the time remaining. But what does that actually mean? In my two decades of providing hospice care, ve seen that take many forms. It can be hospice staff helping a patient to reunite with a longtime friend. It can be easing a familys burden by providing the guidance needed to cope with the emotional aspects of a life-limiting illness. And it can be the reassuring fact in knowing that loved ones will receive ongoing grief support after a patients death. At its core,hospice care takes a patient-centered approach to end-of-life care and provides a team of caregivers to deliver expert symptom management and provide reassuring guidance and encouraging support. The hospice team consists of medical staff,nurses,social workers,chaplains,bereavement counselors,technicians and vol-u nteers who work with each patient and family to c hart a course of care that fits an individuals unique situation. The hospice teamc omes to a patients home whether that is a private r esidence,assisted living facility,nursing home or hospital. A nd hospice provides the medications,equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. I know that I speak for a ll hospice professionals when I say that it is an honor to care for our patients and families during a difficult and demand-i ng time. We get such satisfaction when we hear that o ur expertise is valued and our care is appreciated,s uch as the family member who recently wrote,What a kind-hearted,caring and compassionate nurse. She was knowledgeable,ten-d er-hearted and kind as she guided us through the process of dying. Thank you for all you did to ease my moms suffering as shet ransitioned to her heavenly home. Frankly,its natural to be sad and disappointed when you or a loved one is facing that transition to death. But it is a reality that we all must confront one day. You have a choice you can deal with it alone or you can get expert help that can make the transition as comfortable as possible. I hope that when you find yourself facing the end of your life,you make that call to your local hospice organization. When you do,I can assure you that you and your loved ones will be greeted with the care and compassion you need to cope with a most uncertain time. Kathy L. Fernandez, BSN, MHA, is the president/CEO of Chapters Health System, the non-profit parent organization of Good Shepherd Hospice in Highlands County. Hospice can help Guest Column K athy L. Fernandez EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.We have to make room for everybody.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Thats why the Legislature should move forward with creating a website that provides more transparency on pub-l ic spending. Unfortunately,it appears to be caught in a web of politics and the clock is ticking on freeing it. As reported by Mary Ellen Klas of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau,in 2010 the stateb egan developing a software program called Transparency 2.0 that allows u sers to instantly access various government databases to see how tax dollars are spent,who requested the money andw ho ultimately benefits. The features include tracking how m uch money lobbyistsclients receive from state business,what expenditures were inserted into the budget at the last m inute and the status of every solesource contract. It even shows how much the state and its contractors spend on travel and office supplies and which companies receivedf avorable terms with one agency and less favorable terms with another. A lot of that information already is available,but only if one knows what hes looking for and goes searching fori t via public records requests. That could take weeks or months. Transparency 2.0 would make it available at the click of a computer mouse and allow users to browse databases. That sounds like an exciting and usef ul tool,not just for legislators and the media but for any private citizen who w ants to keep tabs on his government. Although the program could be a white knight for good government,itso rigins are a little darker. ... Transparency 2.0 now appears to be i n limbo. Neither the governor nor the new House and Senate leaders are embracing it. Senate President Don G aetz told Klas it sounds like an orphan nobody wants. Last year,Gaetz was given a demonstration of a beta version of the program,which Gaetz said was under-w helming. However,the Tampa Bay Times recently requested and received a demonstration of the software,and its editors were impressed. U nfortunately,the contract with Spider Data Systems expires Dec. 31. If its not renewed,Transparency 2.0 could disappear,despite the fact that the state already has spent $4.5 million to develop it and the program shows potential.. .. State officials this month need to d ecide whether to proceed with Transparency 2.0 or to commit to a similar system. T hey shouldnt just let the issue fall through the cracks. ... An editorial from the Panama City NewsHerald. Dont block the sunshine on budget Sunshine is the best disinfectant,and nothing could use more light than Floridas shady state budget. Give Back, Chilis help WSVFDE ditor: The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank each community member who turned out to support the department at the recent Give Back Night sponsored by Chilis Restaurant. $125 was raised to support the department at this worthwhile event. Chief Scott A. Mann and the members of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department genuinely appreciate the support of both Chilis Restaurant and our community members. West Sebring Volunteer Fire DepartmentLocal treasuresEditor: Those of us who have lived in the Heartland for a number of years are very grateful for the growth,which has brought us the Lakeshore Mall and a number of wonderful chain restaurants to enjoy. However,there are several local treasuresthat are unique and should not be overlooked or missed. Sunset Grilles fish francese,among other great offerings,is superb! Yiannis absolutely cannot be beat for grilled salmon and steaks. Island View at Sun N Lake is a real hidden treasure with tasty selections are very reasonable prices. Cowpoks Watering Hole has an extensive menu of delectable choices. This holiday season I urge you to visit the lobby and arcade of the historic Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park. The fantastic decorations are as good as anything one could see in New York City due to the talent of a very generous donor and her elves. Families come from far and wide to take their family picture in front of the 16-foot Christmas tree. The Jacs dining room, with its wonderful Southern buffet,is another treasure to enjoy while you take in the Christmas decor. Be sure to go before the end of December or youll miss a truly amazing display of dazzling decorations. Dr. Catherine Cornelius Avon ParkTry conservative approach to back pain managementEditor: In reading the daily and alarming news items about the fungal meningitis outbreak attributed to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy amounting to 510 cases with 36 deaths and rising I am deeply concerned that deadly epidural steroid injections to relieve back pain are just the tip of the iceberg.These risky interventions, including overuse of cortisone injections,overdoses of prescription drugs such as Methadone and other opioids, as well as debilitating back surgery are often worse than the disease,and dont seem to be getting individuals any closer to relief than they were decades ago. Back pain is pervasive throughout the United States and impacts productivity in the workplace,with estimates that the direct costs of treatment top $50 billion annually.A report by the National Center for Health Statistics found that more than a quarter of adults had low back pain in the past three months,and it's the second most common neurological ailment in the United States,trailing only headaches. Prior to undergoing expensive,risky and sometimes life-threatening treatments,individuals should first try a conservative approach to back pain management. Today,chiropractic care must be considered as a preferred option:evidence-based,drug-free and non-invasive. John Pepper,D.C. Affinity Health Professionals,P.A
C M Y K Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A Bowlarama is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 to benefit the Lake Placid High School Project Graduation. Cost of the 9-pin, no-tap event, to be held at Cozs Sports Bar & Bowl, will be $15 per person( includes shoes). There will be 50/50 drawings and lots of prizes. Project Graduation is a celebration honoring the graduates the night of their graduation with a night of fun in a drug and alcohol free environment. The Class of 2013 has voted to have its Project Graduation Celebration at Wet NWild in Orlando. The planning committees goal is to raise $20,000 to cover busses, admission to the park, meal, snacks. There are approximately 133 seniors at Lake Placid High School. This is one of several fundraisers going on through May. No more than four per lane. If you have any questions, contact Donna Stanley at 441-4897. Beef O'Bradys Give Back Night from 4-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 will also benefit LPHS Project Graduation, as will Chili Night at St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placid View Drive, from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan 19. Cost of the chili dinner is $8 and includes chili, cornbread, crackers, dessert and drink. For information on any of these events email firstname.lastname@example.org om, or call Vicky Rivera at 243-2125 or Sharon Reid at 840-1379. KEVIN M. MEGNO, SR. Kevin M. Megno, Sr., 55, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 inS ebring. He was born to Joseph and Glennis (Craig Megno on Nov. 10, 1957 in Millinocket, Maine, and had been a resident of Sebrings ince 2000, coming from Maine.He was a deputy sheriff with the Highlands County Sheriffs Department and was employed as theS chool Resource Officer at Avon Park Middle School. He was of the Catholic faith; enjoyed riding motorcycles and he loved his Harley. Hew as a member of the Blue Knights, the Moose Lodge, the Elks, the AmericanL egion Riders and ABATE, and was a loving father and grandfather. K evin is survived by his fianc, Deborah Harris of S ebring; children, Kevin Jr. (SandyTony (Jamieg randchildren; brother, Frank (Linda ( Michael) and Tina (Harry Amemorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home,S ebring, with Father Jose Gonzalez officiating. A r eception will follow the service at 5614 North Key, Sebring, FL33875. The fam-i ly will receive friends at the funeral home the hour prec eding the service, beginning at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory t o the DARE Program, c/o Highlands County Sheriffs Department, 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL33870. Arrangements were entrustedt o: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 (863 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com D ONALD TERMEER Donald Albert TerMeer, a ge 74, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was born in Kano, Nigeria, West Africa on Feb. 6, 1938 to Albert andE va (MarvinTerMeer. Don and his wife Jean joined Sudan Interior Mission (SIM in 1962 and faithfully served the Lord for about 30 years inN igeria and at the SIM Retirement Village in Sebring, Florida. Don loved the Lord as seen in his faithful service to his Lord and allt hose around him. Don is survived by Jean, his wife of 51 years; a son, Jeffrey of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Christine Hagena nd her husband Stephen of Sebring, Fla.; a daughter-inlaw, Heidi TerMeer ofB radenton, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jennai, Seth and Elianna Hagen, and JadaT erMeer; a sister, Dorothy Vander Velde of Fruitport, M ich.; a sister, Betty Rosenquist of Dwight, Ill.; a brother, Robert TerMeer ofC anon City, Colo.; a brother, Paul TerMeer of Custer, S.D. H e was preceded in death by an infant twin grandson, Lane Jeffrey TerMeer. The family held a private graveside service. Dons lifew ill be celebrated with a victory memorial service on M onday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the SIM Chapel in Sebring, Fla. with their son-i n-law, Pastor Steve Hagen, from the Alliance Church of S ebring, officiating. Memorial gifts may be made in Dons memory to the A lliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 (863 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com D eath noticeSusan Baginski 97, of Sebring died Dec. 4, 2012. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge ofa rrangements. B ring lawn chairs or blankets and flashlight. Concerts are outdoors in the picnic area from 79 p.m. Proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. The Hammock Inn restaurant will be open for r efreshments, and regular park admission of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people p er car) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights.Group meets to look a t town revitalizationA VON PARK The p ublic is invited to a faitha nd community-based initiat ive to revitalize the backs ide of Avon Park. The luncheon will be at noon today at the Hotel Jacaranda o n Main Street. Community leaders, businesses and pastors, join Pastor Barbara Robinson in an effort to revitalize the b ackside of Avon Park. Historically, this has been an area with a high crimer ate resulting in the death of m any young adults. Those who wish to make a difference are urged to c ome and participate in whatever way possible. This initiative will benefit all children regardless of race, creed, color, gender, orn ational origin. The cost of the luncheon (along with discussing the initiative) is $25. RSVPbyc alling Robinson at 4522531 or (561Buttonwood Bay plans first square danceSEBRING The first s quare dance of the season at Buttonwood Bay will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today.T he caller is Sam Dunn. S quare Dance attire is optional. Dunn will be calling easy, mainstream and plus dances. I f questions, call Roger M cElfresh at 655-4243.Flywheelers open Christmas VillageFORTMEADE The Florida Flywheelers presentC hristmas in the Village from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15, at Florida Flywheeler Park, 700 Avon Park Cutoff Road, Fort Meade. Bring your friends and family. Admission is an unwrapped toy, canned food, or money donation, or all three. Proceeds to benefit local charities, a local food bank and Toys for Tots. Carolers will be in period costumes. The village will be decorated as a winter wonderland. Get your photo with Santa. The gift shopw ill be open; refreshments will be served; ride the tram a nd take a step back in time. Directions: From Fort M eade Go seven miles east on U.S. 98, turn right o n Avon Park Cut-off Road, follow three miles to park. From Avon Park: Turn west off U.S. 27 on Avon Park Cut-off Road, eight miles to park. For more information call (863) 285-9121 (groups, p lease call in advance). Ho Ho Ho! See you there!Under the Oaks Opry in paradesS EBRING Under The Oaks Opry will be in the Sebring Christmas Parade today and the Lake Placid C hristmas Parade Saturday. Look for their Model AA t ruck with some of the Opry Cast. Country, bluegrass and gospel will be played t his Sunday 2 p.m., hosted by G.W. Saunders and other Opry guests. The event is in an inside family venue (no a lcohol) just off Powerline Road at 3414 Beck Ave. C all Ken (863 or find Under The Oaks Opry on Facebook.LP parade plans onlineLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Christmasp arade plans are posted at www.lppd.com. Plans are the same as last year, with the staging area on Dal Hall Boulevard closing at 3 p.m. for parade float line-up. P arking restrictions on Interlake Boulevard will be posted. Handicapped parking will be at the healthd epartment area on Main Street. The parade route will be closed to all traffic startinga t 6 p.m. and the parade will start at 7 p.m. The parade route starts at Dal Hall Boulevard, heads South on Main Avenue, East o n Interlake Boulevard and turns North on Eucalyptus Street.Catholic Women hosting garage saleSEBRING The Council of Catholic Women are hosting a gigantic garage sale on Saturday in the Church parking lot. All goods are reasonably priced and in good condition. They will have electronics, household goods, Christmas decorations, furniture, books, clothes, linens and much, much more. The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. St. Catherines is downtown at Lakeview and Hickory.Breakfast at Sebring AirportSEBRING Adrive-in o r fly-in pancake breakfast will be served from 7:3010:30 a.m. Saturday at Sebring Regional Airport. Menu includes pancakes,b uckwheat cakes, bacon and sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, orange juice, coffee or tea (once through for $6, all-you-can-eat for$ 8). The breakfast is sponsored by Highlands County Senior Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol servingt hree missions: Emergency services, aerospace education and Cadet programs.MOPH hosting golf tourney SaturdaySEBRING Military O rder of the Purple Heart will host the Highlands County Golf Tournament onS aturday at 8:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock Country C lub to benefit veterans of Highlands County. Lunch to follow at the Golf Hammock Restaurant. Refreshments will be avail-a ble during golf (Bloody Marys, etc.). C ost is $55 per person, which includes one mulligan, door prizes, closest tot he pin and longest drive contests for men and w omen. Cohan Radio Group sponsoring a $2,000 holein-one prize. Hole sponsors hips $50 per hole (first 36 foursomes). Any questions, call Golf Hammock Pro Shop at 3822151. Make checks payablet o MOPH.Dale holding book signingsL AKE PLACID Nancy Dale will be doing a book s igning form noon to 2:30 on Saturday at McLanesC ountry Garden Cafe and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Placid Caladium Coop. The book titles which w ill be personally inscribed for Christmas include true stories of Bud Adams, Ft. Pierce; Former Chief Justice of the Florida SupremeC ourt Jim Alderman; Iris Wall of Indiantown and others. The titles: The Legacy of The Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters; Would Do, Could Do, and Made Do; Where The Swallowtail Kite Soars; and Wild Florida The Way It Was.Saturday Morning Market in LPLAKE PLACID The Saturday Morning Market, which is sponsored by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Saturday from8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in DeVane Park on Interlake Boulevard. Vendors offera rts and crafts, wine, jewelry, homemade cakes, pies, jellies, jams and fresh vegetables. B reakfast and lunch will b e available to eat at the park or take home. Entertainment will be provided by Gary Filip. Email email@example.com call the chamber at 465-4331.Caladium Co-op Secret Santa Shopping on SaturdayLAKE PLACID Secret Santa began in 2001 by Gail Tuttle and continued with Esther Hamill and her helpful Elves in 2006. Esther has been a valuable member of the Cooperative sinceO ctober of 1998. T his is a two-fold event, h elping the children of Highlands County with theirC hristmas Shopping with a mazing prices and then the proceeds are used for an ArtS cholarship for a local stud ent residing in Highlands County. Hamill and her Elves are b usy creating and donating jewelry, birdhouses, wood i tems, painted glass, ceramics, and festive mugs filled with candy for children 12y ears old and younger to come with their list for f amily and friends. Gifts ranging in price from 50 cents to $5 are an amazing value and all have been donated by the members of the Cooperative. The Elves, a lso donating their time, will help them shop and then wrap, tag and have the g ift ready for giving to that special someone. Parents a re then free to browse the showroom and do their shopping. Please come and have some fun on Saturday from9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caladium Arts and Crafts C ooperative at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. For furtheri nformation, please call 669-5940.Dunne to perform at ReflectionsAVON PARK Cahal Dunne will bring his Christmas show to Reflections on Silver Lake Monday at 6:30 p.m. Cahal is a composer, pianist, comedian, story teller and television personality. His style is rich and deep, reflecting the many strands in his distinguished career. Youre sure to enjoy this entertainer extraordinaire. This lively, up-tempo show is open to the public and tickets are $8. For more information, call 452-5037. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 2012Page 5A CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736";6 "; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 1 1 5 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 0 0 ICS CREMATION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; fri dec ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 3 3 0 0 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS OB ITUARIES Bowlarama will benefit LPHS Project Graduation Former teacher appealing ruling in sex caseTALLAHASSEE (AP A former Tampa teacher convicted of having sex with a student wants the Florida Supreme Court to take her off probation. An appellate court in August reversed a trial judges decision to end Debra LaFaves 10-year non-prison sentence four years early. LaFave appealed to the Supreme Court in October and Thursday she asked the justices to let her remain off probation until they rule. Athree-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal also asked the high court to review its decision as a question of great public importance. In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K Museum of the Arts behind the S ebring library this week to explain this peripatetic past. Sebring is one of only six cities chosen to host the exhibit,called Journey Stories.The tour made pos-s ible by the Florida Humanities. The exhibit is comprised of six standing units,which arrived disassembled in 14 wheeled crates. Wednesday,MOTAs director S usan James and three volunteers Patty Palmer,Eric Dwinell and Suzanne Wright worked to put the units together. s like a NASA project,said Wright,as she carried a panel acrosst he room. Every individual piece is numb ered. A booklet outlines every step to be taken. As the crew worked the conversation went like this: Somethings backwards. Thats supposed to be a square, t his is a triangle. Know what? This is too high. Do you see section 3? re missing a panel. Now we need 3.5. Watch this one,it has barbed wire on it. Oh. Its soft barbed wire. D winell,on loan form Palmer Electric,grunted as he lifted a panel from its travel crate. Im definitelyg etting a workout,he said grinning. The bottom panels are much heavier t han the tops. Palmer paused,balancing two panels as the metal holding pins werep ushed into place. Wre so excited about this,she said. Good things do h appen in Highlands County. James nodded in agreement, Youve just got to come and see it, she said. Sign our visitors book; the tour takes 45 minutes to an hour. An opening reception is planned from 5-7 p.m. this evening,justb efore the Christmas Parade,with guest speakers and refreshments. Like t he exhibit,it is open to the public and free of charge. James urges people to stop by on their way to the parade. S he is still looking for volunteer docents (guidese two hour s hifts. Call 385-5312 to volunteer or ask questions. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. M onday through Saturday.There is no entrance fee. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com COMCAST-NNN; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, main rhp, comcast biz; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 2 2 6 6 2 2 News-Sun photo by C HRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (From left) Suzanne Wright, Patty Palmer, Eric Dwinell and MOTA director Susan James assembling the Smithsonian exhibit Wednesday. They navigated their way through a booklet of step-bys tep directions. Continued from page 1A fifth-grade kids in particular loved him, because of D.A.R.E. Burnham paused for a moment. Im s hocked,she said again,her voice quiet. He responded whenever we needed help, cooperated in every way he could. Seth Lambert,assistant principal at Avon Park High School,worked with Megnow hen he was the resource officer there at the time as a member of the APPD. He was a guy who was very fair, Lambert said. He really got along with the kids,enjoyed talking to them and establishing relationships. He was a high qualityo fficer and a very well respected man on campus. We wanted him back after he left for the middle school. Lambert too paused for thought. He was a great guy. His death has hit me hard. I am very shocked. Its just heartbreaking,said Jeff Williams,who worked as a school resource officer under Megno when both were in the APPD. He was a mentor,both for me and the kids,Williams said. He loved the kidsa nd working around them. He was a father figure and interested in guidance. He h elped kids to make good choices. Kevin was a real friend to many. Williams added that Megno had made t he adjustment to the sheriffs office easily. He was happy to work there,Williams s aid. I asked him how it was and he told me,Im impressed. I like being a deputy. After his family and the students with w hom he worked,Megno loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle best,Williams said. I n a press release,Sheriff Susan Benton wrote,Deputy Megno truly loved his job .. I could feel (hisve energy ... I only wish he had more time to continue serving and making the difference in the lives of kids. The cause of death has not yet been conf irmed,but it is presumed he suffered a heart attack. A service will be Sunday at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home at 4001 Sebring Parkway.Visitation is 3 p.m.; services begin at 4 p.m. Continued from page 1A Megno to be laid to rest on Sunday News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Students from Pinellas Technical Education Center Commercial Driving Program deliver 14 crates Tuesday containing a Smithsonian exhibit to be featured at the Museum of the Arts in Sebring. Journey Stories pauses its journey in Sebring By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The S mithsonians traveling Journey Storiesexhibit a rrived in Sebring Tuesday by semi-truck. Whats interesting about that rather normal fact is the truck belongs to the PinellasT echnical Education Center in St. Petersburg and is driven b y three students under the s upervision of their instructor,Albert Fergusson. The t railer has a large red on white sign on the back saying s tudent driver. The crew has been moving the exhibit around the state Sebring is the fifth and next to last stop the students driving in 50-mile shifts. Each need 1,000 miles on the r oad to graduate. Smithsonian exhibit so educational even the truck drivers are learning B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comAVON PARK In a unique opportunity for county r esidents,South Florida State Colleges Museum of Florida o f Art and Culture coordinates its next exhibition with the Smithsonians traveling exhibit Journey Stories,on display at the Museum of theA rts in Sebring from Dec. 8 to Jan. 19. MOFAs Journey Stories Highlands Countyfocuses on the personal stories of immigrants from other countries who settled in this count y,Molly Doctrow,the museums director said. MOFAs exhibit is the p erfect compliment to the Smithsonians more general e xhibition. In addition,Owen Jolly is the featured artist. Originally from Jamaica, paints realistically usingv ibrant colors,his work often celebrating ordinary people going about their daily lives. MOFAC is open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. MOFAC enhances the Smithsonian experience CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY E ric Dwinell a nd Patty Palmer help put theS mithsonian Journey S tories exhibit together at Sebrings Museum of the A rts W ednesday.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 2012Page 7A COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 2 2 t ried water, salt water, and bleach and water, his mother said, adding in amazement, I thought for sure the salt w ater would work the fastest, but it was the bleach and water instead. The iron sample rusted in a single day Scientific method counted t he most in terms of evaluation. Each student had to ask a question, make a hypothesis and conduct an experiment to check out the hypothe sis using a detailed procedure that included variables and a control. Students had to d o research, produce and r ecord data, analyze and disc uss the results and then d raw a conclusion. For example, Alaina Keith, who earned third place in the eighth grade, wondered if d ifferent liquids thaw at the same rate. She hypothesized that between orange juice, Coca-Cola, milk or water,w ater would thaw the quicke st. To her surprise, water took the longest to melt. Seventh-grader Mikey S hannon wanted to know what would stop radio waves. T hrough his experiment using a remote control garage door opener, he discovered aluminum interrupted the transmission every time. At wo-inch block of wood only stopped the radio waves from 7 0 feet, and a pillow case couldnt stop them at all. To discover if online wind ow shopping calmed people down, Sarah Lethbridge took v olunteerspulses before and after an online widow shopping session. Each volunt eers pulse rate was considerably lower after browsing, she discovered, and remained so for about 10 minutes in every experiment. S ome students conducted experiments that could have practical applications in the future. For example, seventhg rader Griffin Chynoweth looked into protecting coastl ines from tsunamis. He discovered that sea walls were the most effective. The seaw all did do the best, he said, but thats not really surprisi ng; its a giant wall. Kevin Mojica wondered if buildings could be powered by taking excess water and reusing it to power an alter-n ative source of energy. He predicts, as part of his conc lusion, that hydroelectric power could be fueled with water recycled from homes,p erhaps as soon as 2020. The next step in the scie nce fair process is scheduled in January the county-wide competition. Those winners m ove on to regionals, and from there on to nationals. The sixth-grade place winners were Kailey Swaine, Kadi Ealy, and ChloeF ordham. Seventh-grade place winners were Miguel Descartin, Griffin Chynoweth, and Sanhitha Raguveera. Eighth-gradep lace winners were Jay Bible, Natalie McGathey, and A laina Keith. Continued from page 1A SMS students work hard for science fair success News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYSixth grader Jameka Fields is one of only three students to volunteer entering a project in the science fair. She examined volcanic materials. Here Jameka studies a project about alternative energy by seventh-grader Kevin Mojica.
C M Y K doing the same thing. Matt didnt tell his parents much about his first combat t our in Afghanistan. But when he got the opportunity to return there in 2012, he w as grateful. As it would be Matts last deployment before he traded military life for law school, the Marine wanted to use his good relationship with Afghans to help them develop a strong legal system. He said he wanted to finish the business, just like he did in Iraq, Matts father said. On Aug. 4, Matt spoke enthusiastically to the San Diego Union-Tribune about his Special Operations units progress in building the Afghan police force. ou see kids running around now trying to play ALP(Afghan Local Police Matt told the newspaper. So its catching on. Six days later, Capt. Manoukian, 29, and two fellow Marines were shot and killed by an Afghan police officer who attacked their compound. ou always worry, and one night the Marines came to the door and told us, Matts father said. We miss him, and the Marines who got killed with him were also tough guys. Matts murder is an outrage, but his legacy endures. For the first time in the Judicial Branch of Californias history, someo n e outside the legal profession i s being honored with the Stanley Mosk Defender of J ustice Award. Matt is being recognized for his sacrifice to the cause of justice. Almost every father is p roud of his son, but its di fficult to find a prouder dad than Judge Socrates Peter Manoukian. He was kind to people and took care of strangers h e didnt know, Matts father said. It was a grace and honor to have him in the family, and we miss him te rribly To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 3 3 1 1 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1.736"; 3"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 3 3 2 2 C ontinued from page 2A Rowans legal counsel, R obert Grizzard, said they are ready to proceed, Avon Parks labor attorney Brian Koji has informed the judge it appears he will have a con-f lict. Koji said at that time, he already is slated to be participating in the action of Jeanne Griffin-Moore against the City of Brooksville. T he suit stems back a year and a half, when Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon suspended Rowan without pay after Rowan could not come to terms with the cityo n a separation agreement. The former chief came under f ire after it was learned that he had investigated a number of city council members,i ncluding Mayor Sharon Schuler and Deputy Mayor B renda Gray. Rowan said he conducted the probes following a number of citizen complaints. Since that time, the Avon P ark city council has all but given up the municipal police d epartment, keeping three officers and turning the lions share of law enforcementd uties over to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. The H CSO has taken over and remodeled the former Avon Park Police Departmentb uilding with the three remaining Avon Park officers moved out to the fixed base o perations building at the Avon Park Airport. A s it now stands, the lawsuit will have three phases. The first will be under the states whistleblower provisions. That revolves around allegations that the investigation by the former chief revealed criminal conduct. Rowan contends that led to his termination. Moreover, t he suit also charges the city b oth violated Rowans contract as well as his due process. The due process charge is linked to the citys arbitrationp rocess. Questions there have been raised about exactly on what an arbitrator or mediat or would base their ruling. T he hope now is that a jury will hear evidence of the contract, setting a template for further talks through the arbitration process. City council m embers had balked at the pact offered Rowan by former City Manager Bruce B ehrens. However, Rowan contends that under the prov isions of the citys charter, Behrens had every right to d raw up the contract any way he wished. In any case, that process n ow has been put on hold while the case wends its way t hrough the court system. Once a ruling is made on the validity of the contract, the m ediation process can r esume. W hat will be the outcome is not yet clear. Because the A von Park police department has been dismantled, there is l ittle chance of re-instatement to his former position. R owan has not yet commented on what he would like to see as a specific outcome. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Nevaeh Linton (leftolls clay coils, with the help of High School Art Club member Caitlin Delaney to add to her very own handmade pot Wednesday morning at Fred Wild Elementary. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Little hands created u nique masterpieces when Theresa Whiddens first grade HAARTclass got a visit from some more experie nced students. The Fred Wild Elementary School f irst-graders got a lesson in the arts when Sebring High School Art Club members visited the young students Wednesday morning and shared their love of the arts with the budding stu-d ents. Whiddens 14 students excitedly watched as SHS art students explained how the class was going to make clay coils and turn them into pots. For the past several years, SHS art instructor Steve Van Dam has loanedh is students for a day to FWE to help instill the love of art into the younger g enerations. The first-graders were each given a lump of traditional modeling clay to create their one-of-a-kind pots. SHS students instructed the younger oneso n how to create a snake-like piece of clay that would serve as the coils and walls of the pot. Roll it out just like a snake, SHS senior Venus Saja said. T he eager youngsters rolled clay s nakes onto their tables; each students having a different size and shape. W hidden helped each of her students as she explained the purpose behind this years art project. Its an art integration but its also a science integration, Whidden said. They have been studying and learning about soil and earth and all the different types. They know all about the many types but they havent become familiar with clay, except int he videos we watch. The clay pots were just beginning to be formed as the little hands became tired and sticky. This looked so much easier on the video, Garrett Davis said. The rest of Daviss first grade classm ates agreed. Though the task seemed like it may be a little too much for the s tudents to handle, they finished their clay coils successfully and began the second portion of their art lesson. The high schoolers (Phillip Martin, Thomas Holdren, Caitlin Delaney andS aja) then assisted Whiddens class in assembling their personal clay pots. Students were taught how to score the clay so that the pots can be assembled nice and neat. Each of the potm akers cut little nicks into the clay s nakes before adding it to the base of the pot. This allows a better grip on each of the coils on the pot andb etween each layer. ou have to score each layer so that it stays together ... It will easily s lip apart if you dont score it, Whidden reminded her students. S lowly but surely little clay coils became little clay pots at the hands of the eager first-graders, each one a different size, shape and its own personality. V an Dam shuffled between each of the first-grade classrooms giving students a nod on their hard work on their pots. I hope that when you get to the high school you will be in my clay class and you can sit and make thesea ll day, Van Dam said. Whiddens class finished up the p ots, putting the last touches on their work. The completed pots will be sent to SHS to dry over the next few days. The high schoolers will return the pots to each of the first grade classesw here each of the students will then get to decorate and paint their pot. Theyve been doing this for so many years. Its wonderful. Its great to have them come over and do thisf or the students, Whidden said. Fred Wild students get creative, stick for the arts Rowan case to be heard by jury Marine fought for justice a complete shock to her. It really didnt sink in until later when I went back and looked at the magazine, May said. Harriet Porter, co-founder and president of the Lake Placid Mural Society and president of Tour Lake Placid, was over the moon Thursday morning when she picked up her copy of Readers Digest from the chamber. Im absolutely ecstatic, Porter said. By 10 oclock this morning the town was in such a buzz. Porter and her husband Bob founded the Mural Society many years ago and continue to work hard to bring tourism into the community as well as preserve the unique aspects of their beloved town. As soon as I saw the contest on the Internet I wrote to them (Readers Digest). I wrote all about our murals, the caladiums; I wrote about all the wonderful things that Lake Placid has to offer. There were many other people around town who did the same thing, Porter said. The magazine spent a day visiting some of Lake Placids most famous and intriguing spots, including the many murals around town and the caladium fields. They (Readers Digest) came down here and I guess they liked what they saw May said. In the article they gave just enough, just a little snippet of what its like here ... If I saw that and I lived in Orlando or someplace, Id think, well lets drive down there and see what it is all about. The contest began just over a month ago and the town of Lake Placid waited patiently for the results for the past four or five weeks. Lake Placid went up against 10 other towns, none of which were revealed to May during the contest period. I dont know any of the other towns that were involved; its really none of my business. Im just happy that we won ... To me, the recognition is worth a fortune. You cant put a price on that; we couldnt buy two pages in the Readers Digest, so its really cool, May said. Lake Placid is known for its many murals, caladiums and clowns, as well as the many art aspects that can be found around the town. The 27 lakes in the area are surrounded by green hills and fields, a fact that Readers Digest found noteworthy. Obviously they liked the clowns, they loved the fields and they loved the murals. They just thought it was a charming little town, May said. The January 2013 issue of Readers Digest is expected to be on the stands before the holiday. s going to do a lot of good; I really think it is. Anyone who picks up that book can see this town and say Lets just take a drive there and see what all the fuss is about, May said. Now we have to top this and do something else. Porter agreed that the recognition would bring a great deal of tourism to the town and showcase its uniqueness on a bigger platform. e are all so much appreciative of this honor. It is truly unbelievable, Porter said. Continued from page 1A LP honored by Readers Digest News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Clowns, caladiums and murals are a few of the things that earned Lake Placid recognition as the Most Interesting Town In America.
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000925 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-20CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-20CB, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL G. BRITT et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2010-CA-000925 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YOR K MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. A LTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-20CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-20CB is the Plaintiff and PAUL G. BRITT; CATHY L. BRITT; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHANE RICE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAN GASKINS 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 7th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 48, BLOCK 26, SUN N LAKE ESTATES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4020 URBINO STREET, 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 sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 28, 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 F 10037529 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2-F10037529 **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. December 7, 14, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000185 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA ORDONEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000185 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and JESSICA ORDONEZ; TENANT #1 N/K/A RICHARD ROSNER, and TENANT #2 N/K/A COLLEEN ROSNER are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEM ENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1 AND THE EAST 3 FEET OF LOT 3, OF ALBRITTON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, DESCRIBED AS THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND THE EAST 3 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 174.59 FEET OF THE SOUTH 249.50 FEET THEREOF AND LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY A/K/A 15 SANDSPUR LANE, LAKE PLACID, FL 338520000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom 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 December 3, 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 F09006728 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC--Team 3-F09006728 **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. December 7, 14, 2012 I N 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. DUCLAIRE 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 C LAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S KNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WILDADE DESIUS; Whose 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 a ny, 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 i le (813 publication 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 in 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 FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282008CA001484XXXXXX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUC-C ESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, Plaintiff, vs WADE WOOD A/K/A WADE ALLEN WOOD, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 24, 2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 282008CA001484XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, is the Plaintiff and WADE WOOD A/K/A WADE ALLEN WOOD; KIMBERLY WOOD; WAUCHULA STATE BANK; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 28th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27 AND 28, BLOCK 451, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on November 28, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo AS DEPUTY CLERK December 7, 14, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282008CA001250XXXXXX CITIBANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE5, Plaintiff, vs STEPHANIE NASHIF; et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 25, 2009 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 282008CA001250XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK N.A. AS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO,i ndividually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on December 28 2012 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4 NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4 TION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4 SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4 THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4 SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4 SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4 TANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, ALONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2 DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4 (NE 1/4 GREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 ACRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus, Florida 33960. Dated on December 3, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY (SEAL Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 7, 14, 2012 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11000496GCS FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CITIZENS AUTOMOBILE FINANCE, INC.; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CHARLES YOUNG; ROBERT YOUNG; ROLAND YOUNG; TIMOTHY YOUNG; UNKNOWN TENANT IN P OSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 30th day o f November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000496GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CITIZENS AUTOMOBILE FINANCE, INC.; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CHARLES YOUNG; ROBERT YOUNG; ROLAND YOUNG and TIMOTHY YOUNG IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WESTERLY 106.48 FEET OF LOT 48, AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 48, LAKE JOSEPHINE SUBDIVISION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 85 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN EASTERLY 106.48 FEET ALONG THE NORTHLINE OF THE JOSEPHINE COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 48, A DISTANCE OF 136.54 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID LINE AND THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 48; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 48 FOR A DISTANCE OF 106.84 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID NORTH LINE OF LOT 48 WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT, THENCE SOUTH WESTERLY ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 48 FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 December 7, 14, 2012 TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE5, is the Plaintiff and STEPHANIE NASHIF; PAUL JOSEPH DANELUTTI; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000656 D IVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN MEEKS, JR., A/K/A JOHN P. MEEKS, JR., et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000656 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and JOHN MEEKS, JR., A/K/A JOHN P. MEEKS, JR.; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; 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 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 10070, 10071 AND 10072, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 31, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2802 N. BUCKINGHAM ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom 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 December 3, 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 F12009833 CHASEDIRECT-CONV-B-tjames-Team 3-F12009833 **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. December 7, 14, 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 M ORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4 Plaintiff, vs. BOADIL ZAMORA, ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE 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 ALVARES, 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 bidd er for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on 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 (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. N ovember 30; December 7, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000455 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., A SSET-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, 2012DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012Page 11A Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/TOYOTA COROLLA1996, Runs Well. A/C works! Good Transportation. $1700. Located in Sebring, Call Cell 305-394-0579. 9450Automotive for Sale TRIKE 2003Yamaha, 650cc. Burgundy & Beige. 5400 mi. Lots of extras. $8900. Call 863-655-4528 1989 YAMAHAVIRAGO 1100 Windshield / Saddlebags. $1800 OBO. C all After 4PM 863-257-3647 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 T ransportationTREADMILL -PRO FORM 330X Model from Sears Excellent Condition! $150. Call 863-604-5695 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipmentCHAPARRAL 1987,SALT WATER BOAT. 18' Deep V w/115hp Evinrude, carb. rebuilt. Runs good. $1400 obo. Call 863-447-9045 Okeechobee 8050Boats & Motors 8000 R ecreationMOTORIZED SCOOTER( hard surface Like New, 4 wheel, Rechargeable Battery, Small Basket, with lift for inside Vehicle. $350. OBO 863-655-6212 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentCITRUS FORSALE 706 S. 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SEBRING FRI.SAT. 9 5pm. 1617 R ainbow Ave. Christmas decor, some tools, Nordic Track Audio Strider 600 & misc. items! SEBRING 2Family Sale! Fri. 6620 Lakeside Dr. West off Lakewood & Golden. SEBRING -FRI. 7th & Sat. 8th, 8am-2pm. IBM elec. typewriter, fax mach., HP printer, cookbooks, household, Xmas, lots more! 8600 Cty. Rd. 635, 1/4 mi. south of CC of Sebring, ent. on left. SEBRING ANOTHER REALLY BIG O NE! 1012 Thurston Ave. Thur. Fri. & Sat, Dec. 6 7 8. All Day!! SEBRING -4119 Lakewood Rd., Fri & Sat, Dec 7 & 8. Old items, lots of slag & named glassware, clothes, sterling silver jewelry, lots of Pro Bass Shop rods & reels, old pocket knives, western books, tools, fishing lures & equipment, kids guitars, furniture & misc. SEBRING -1242 FOREST RD., Sat. Dec. 8., 8am 12pm. Children's toys & clothing, Kitchen appliances, Tools, Household items, Collectibles, Antiques. Too Much To list! L AKE PLACIDThur. SAT. 8 2pm. 1545 Cedarbrook St. LP Rummage, Estate, Antiques, misc. collectibles. 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Call 863-414-0932. 1200Lost & Found Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 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 NOTICE 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. ATTENTION: 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) 534-4686 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 26th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak R OBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDADUMMY 2012 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00025175ALMOST FAMILY 3X5 AD # 00025735AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00025552
C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com HARDEE ANIMAL CLINIC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 5k run (hart 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 M ediaGistic Longs 3x10.5 color 00025739
C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, December 7, 2012 News-Sun photo by TAYLOR TUBBS Byron Cobb gets everything into this shot Tuesday night in Sebrings win over Tenoroc. By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRINGThe Streaks game at home on Tuesday night against Tenoroc served as a double whammy for the boys, as they were able to rest up their starters legs and walk away with a decisive 3-0 victory. Thursday night the boys took on Auburndale, which is the big district rival for Sebring. It was a chance to rest the top 11s legs tonight playing against Tenoroc, said head coach Keith Bowyer. We need to be at our best to play Auburndale. Sebring was in control of the game from the beginning Tuesday night at Firemens Field. Powerhouse forward Brian Dixon had a series of crosses from the right side of the field early on, and Elias Salgado had a shot on goal as well. The first goal would be delivered with style when, 15 minutes into the game, David Magana crossed the ball to Carl Dassinger who headed it into the net. Dassinger and Magana worked together as a dynamic team again when their close shots on goal were tapped out by the keeper. With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Sebring would once again score off of a header. Acorner kick by Dixon connected with a head ball by Magana to sail into the goal, ending the scoring for the first half at 2-0. In the second half Sebrings usual goalie, Ethan Smith, showed his versatility by playing more forward positions and taking a shot on goal. Keeper Branden Bowyer was back in the goalie box, and stopped every goal attempt that came his way. The twin-tag-team defense of Eric and Damian Foster had a series of good clears that kept the ball in Tenorocs side. Sebrings offense had a busy night, as the Streaks had many moments where the ball was teetering in front of the Tenoroc goal. Jordan Hay had a shot on goal at the 28-minute mark, followed closely by an Streaks strike almighty Titans Sebring3Tenoroc0 See SEBRING, Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgL AKE PLACID The score may have indicated that this was a typical, one-sided match-up, Tuesdays 8-0 win for the Lady Dragons over Avon Park on the soccer pitch. And it was, in some ways, but while the Lady Devils still have a ways to go, the play on the field showed that those important first steps have been taken. Oh, they are much improved and definitely heading in the right direction, Lake Placid head coach John Merlo said afterward. Its been some down years for them, but they are much better athletically and they obviously have more direction. That direction would be coming from first-year head coach Christopher Sboto, who knows the taks ahead of him and that it isnt a quick fix. Ive got a small core of experienced seniors, while I also have a lot of younger players and players who are just getting started in the game, he said. Theyre working hard and competing every night. Theres really only been one game all season where they just didnt come to play. Were going to struggle some, being so young, but its good that theyre getting started early so we have some time to build. Building towards such moments as the strong first half they played Tuesday night, only allowing two goals to the perennial district power Dragons, and maintaining moments of controlling the action. There were a few times in the first half where they were really controlling the middle of the field, Merlo said. Yes, we came in and fell into the trap of playing down to expectations, and they showed us that we cant do that. And so they stood, just a 2-0 margin at halftime, with goals from Hannah Waller and Rosa Ramirez. And while the Lady Devils continued to battle impressively, a now determined group of Lake Placid ladies came out for the kill. Stephanie Bennett and Michelle Hunter each scored twice in the second half, with Jenna Blount and Mary Grace Bates both adding a goal to account for the mercy-rule early ending. But Avon Park did stretch it until within the final 10 minutes to show that, again, theyve taken some steps, but still have a ways to go. The next step for the Devils was a Thursday match at Mulberry before a Saturday afternoon matinee against Sebring at 1 p.m. The Lady Dragons had a Thursday home contest against another district power, Frostproof. Lady Dragons roll, Devils improving News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Stephanie Bennett, No. 3, tries to get through Noemi Secundino, No. 10, a nd this other converging Lady Devil defender Tuesday night in Lake Placids win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lindsey Moffat took her next step Tuesday, signing to take her golfing talents to Webber International University. Joining her, f rom left, Lady Devil golf coach Suzie Gentry, Weber coach N ancy Nichols, Hammock golf pro Nel Hays, mother Cheryl, father Colin and Avon Park principal Tealy Williams. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK Following in the family footsteps, Avon Parks Lindsey Moffat took the next step on her golf path Tuesday, signing with Webber International University to be a part of the Warrior womensg olf program. The family name is familiar on the area fairways, with dad Colin a long-time golf pro and s ister Paige having taken her game to Johnson and Wales, a s chool that the younger Moffat w as considering. I was looking at them and Florida Gulf Coast, but Webber had everything I was looking f or, she said. Ill be living in the dorms, so Ill get to be out on my own, but still close to home. Aside from the family bent, and obvious knack for the game that has been passed down, Moffat had plenty of arenas in which to hone her budding skills. Afour-year starter at Avon P ark, she also had the chance to refine her game during the summer months on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. Which was where she was Moffat makes move to Webber See MOFFAT, Page 4B Lake Placid8Avon Park0 Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jorge Godinez leaps for this header to clear the ball out of the Dragon zone toward teammate Jose Santana, No. 6, in Lake Placids 9-1 win over Avon Park Tuesday. See Page 3B for the full story of the match. Dragons rise above AP N ews-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T he Sebring Youth Sports Blue Streak Flag team has been keeping busy since their Mid-Florida Football Super Bowl win on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team spent the next few weeks prepping for a national tournament which has played out this week at the Otis Andrews Sports Complex in Plant City and has them into the semifinals after Wednesdays 27-20 overtime defeat of a squad from Baltimore, Md. The lil Streaks played in that semifinal T hursday night, with a potential shot at the championship later on in the evening. See Sundays News-Sun for a recap of the big night. Super Bowl not enough for SYS Streaks We need to be at our best to play Auburndale. KEITHBOWYER Sebringhead coach
C M Y K Tanglewood PickleballSEBRING Awhopping 145 members signed up for the Tanglewood Pickleball Associations 2012 season and members are now being registered for 2013. At least two dozen of these players can be seen outside the gates to Tanglewoods four pickleball courts early each morning, waiting for the courts to open and the first serves to cross the nets at precisely 8 a.m. Pickleball has really caught on here in Tanglewood, as it has across the continent. It is well-suited to seniors due to the badminton size court which greatlyr educes the distances to be covered. It is a fast-paced partners game which requires excellent had-eye coordination. This past weekend the Florida State S enior Games were held in Lakeland. Our Tanglewood players did amazingly w ell against formidable opponents. G ail Brown and Diane Reynolds were each part of teams that medaled in Womens Doubles, getting gold and silver respectively. Jim Maynard won gold as part of a Mens Doubles team and Riger Binette and Tom Stadler teamed up to earn silver in the competition. And in Mixed Doubles it was a Tanglewood sweep of the top spots with Marvin Stroupe and Barbara Miachika taking gold and Roger Binette and Diane Reynolds teaming up to take silver. Our Tanglewood players did us proud. The Florida State Games are a qualifier for the National Senior Games to be held in Cleveland and all of our medal winners have qualified to play. It will be the first time that pickleball will be included in the National Senior Games which are held every two years ina different city. Tanglewood is pleased to be hosting one of Floridas first Pickleball Tournaments of 2013 on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, when teams from surrounding communities will take to the courts for the annual Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament. These games will be based on skill level as opposed to age bracket.Franza inductionAVON PARK Its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzas induction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction ceremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, beginning with a Noon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold after Friday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. Tickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. Hotel reservations are available at (386 FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACAand is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, for dedication to the FACAand for outstanding coaching accomplishments. Dont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.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 SoftballS EBRING The Highlands County Senior softball over 60 league will be playing starting play on Monday, Jan. 7, with games taking place each Monday and Wednesday. To sign up, or for more information, call John Kloet at 655-5241 or Steve Blazing at 382-6442.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 Middle and High School, or access onlinet hrough 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 early January. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Interested seniors should contact Harry B ell at 382-0542 or Bill Todd at 3855632, or see them at the Sports Complex o n Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Lunch for Cozs Youth BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Dec. 8, 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 procee ds 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 advan ce 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 separate 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 El ks 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. Any questions, contact John Holbrook at 465-5941. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England930.750430260 N.Y. Jets570.417228296 Buffalo570.417277337 Miami570.417227249 South WLTPctPFPA x-Houston1110.917351221 Indianapolis840.667265306 Tennessee480.333248359 Jacksonville2100.167206342 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore930.750303242 Pittsburgh750.583254230 Cincinnati750.583302260 Cleveland480.333229265 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver930.750349244 San Diego480.333258257 Oakland390.250235376 Kansas City2100.167188322NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants750.583321243 Washington660.500312301 Dallas660.500280295 Philadelphia390.250217320 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1110.917317229 Tampa Bay660.500333285 New Orleans570.417321327 Carolina390.250235292 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay840.667296259 Chicago840.667294198 Minnesota660.500262272 Detroit480.333300315 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco831.708289171 Seattle750.583242202 St. Louis561.458221267 Arizona480.333186234 ___ Thursdays Game Denver at Oakland, late Sundays Games Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Washington, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dallas at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Games Houston at New England, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Manning, DN4473043502299 Brady, NE4602983537254 Rthlsbrgr, PIT316 2092287174 Schaub, HOU413 2663062219 Dalton, CIN413 26229802413 Ftzpatrick, BUF37322824712012 P. Rivers, SD42427729691815 Flacco, BAL426252 3038158 C. Palmer, OAK50330535322013 Hasselbeck, TN221138136775 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD A. Foster, HOU28311023.894613 J. Charles, KC22210554.7591t3 Ridley, NE22510104.49419 C. Jhnsn, TEN2049934.8783t4 Spiller, BUF1379076.6256t5 Green-Ells, CIN2268853.92485 R. Rice, BAL1988724.40438 T. Rchrdsn, CL2298273.6132t7 Greene, NYJ210 806 3.84365 McGahee, DN1677314.38314 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Welker, NE92106411.6594 Wayne, IND88115613.130t3 A.. Green, CIN76110714.673t10 A. Jhnsn, HOU74111415.160t3 D. Thomas, DN69111416.1 71t8 B. Myers, OAK6972110.4 294 Hartline, MIA6089114.980t1 Bowe, KC5773112.8463 Bess, MIA5672813.0391 Decker, DEN5670212.5558NFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB414 2793124298 Griffin III, WAS325 2182660174 A. Smith, SF217 1521731135 R. Wilson, SEA3172012344198 M. Ryan, ATL462312 35902213 Brees, NO492304 36743116 J. Freeman, TB388217 3003238 Romo, DAL483 32436601915 Kolb, ARI183109116983 Newton, CAR35520429331410 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN23414466.1882t8 M. Lynch, SEA25011384.5577t6 D. Martin, TB23611064.6970t9 Morris, WAS23011064.8139t6 Gore, SNF1999724.88376 Bradshaw, NYG1858364.52375 S. Jackson, STL195 7723.96462 L. McCoy, PHL1777504.24342 Forte, CHI1797494.18463 Griffin III, WAS1057146.8076t6 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Marshall, CHI91118213.0568 Witten, DAL888189.3361 C. Jhnsn, DET86142816.6535 Gonzalez, ATL7377010.5 257 D. Bryant, DAL7197813.885t8 R. White, ATL68102315.0594 Cruz, NYG6888313.0 80t8 Cobb, GB6467510.539t7 Harvin, MIN6267710.9453 Colston, NO6182813.6408EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York134.765 Brooklyn116.6472 Philadelphia108.5563.5 Boston108.5563.5 Toronto415.21110 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami124.750 Atlanta105.6671.5 Charlotte710.4125.5 Orlando711.3896 Washington213.1339.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago98.529 Indiana109.526 Milwaukee89.4711 Detroit614.3004.5 Cleveland415.2116W ESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis133.813.5 San Antonio154.789 Houston98.5295 Dallas810.4446.5 New Orleans512.2949 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City154.789 Utah1010.5005.5 Denver910.4746 Minnesota89.4716 Portland811.4217 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers126.667 Golden State117.6111 L.A. Lakers910.4743.5 Phoenix712.3685.5 Sacramento512.2946.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Minnesota 105, Philadelphia 88 Washington 105, Miami 101 Oklahoma City 117, Brooklyn 111 Indiana 80, Chicago 76 Houston 107, L.A. Lakers 105 Memphis 108, Phoenix 98, OT Wednesdays Games New York 100, Charlotte 98 Indiana 99, Portland 92 Boston 104, Minnesota 94 Golden State 104, Detroit 97 L.A. Lakers 103, New Orleans 87 Atlanta 108, Denver 104 Chicago 95, Cleveland 85 San Antonio 110, Milwaukee 99 Utah 87, Orlando 81 Sacramento 107, Toronto 100 L.A. Clippers 112, Dallas 90 Thursdays Games New York at Miami, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Fridays Games Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Denver at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL17913953228.0 Durant, OKC16214950326.5 Anthony, NYK1559844826.4 James, MIA1585939724.8 Harden, HOU12013040123.6 Westbrook, OKC1438439720.9 Aldridge, POR1507237220.7 Mayo, DAL1235935419.7 Bosh, MIA1128230919.3 Lillard, POR1266936619.3 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE11016727715.4 Randolph, MEM8013321313.3 Asik, HOU6514120612.1 Howard, LAL6414821211.2 Lee, GOL4814519310.7 Jefferson, UTA4916521410.7 Faried, DEN8910819710.4 Noah, CHI6610517110.1 Duncan, SAN3414718110.1 Boozer, CHI391291689.9 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1519212.8 Paul, LAC181719.5 Holiday, PHL181679.3 Williams, Bro171498.8 Vasquez, NOR171488.7 Westbrook, OKC191658.7 Parker, SAN171247.3 Lawson, DEN191367.2 Calderon, TOR191357.1 Felton, NYK171176.9BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with OF Lew Ford, OF Conor Jackson, OF Jason Pridie, RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Adam Russell, C Allan De San Miguel, C Jose Gil, C Chris Robinson and LHP Jan Novak on minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERSTraded LHP Andy Oliver to Pittsburgh for C Ramon Cabrera. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with OF Chih-Hsien Chiang on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVESExercised the 2014 option on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Named Dave Holliday and Brad Sloan special assistants to the general manager/major league scouts. Promoted Don Chiti to special assistant to the general manager/pitching development and special assignment. Agreed to terms with C Jose Yepez and C Matt Pagnozzi on minor league contracts.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended Seattle CB Brandon Browner four games for violating policy on performance enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLSPlaced DE Chris Kelsay on injured reserve. Signed CB T.J. Heath and G Keith Williams from practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERSPlaced RB Johnny White on injured reserve. Signed RB Ryan Grant. Signed OL Shea Allard and S Chaz Powell to practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANSSigned CB Stanford Routt. Placed CB Brice McCain on injured reserve with a designation for return. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSigned LB Jamaal Westerman. Signed RB Alvester Alexander to practice squad. Released TE Martell Webb and CB Isaiah Green from practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINSPlaced T Jake Long on injured reserve. Released DB Anderson Russell. Signed T Patrick Brown and DB Tyrone Culver. MINNESOTA VIKINGSPlaced WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve. NEW YORK JETSSigned DT Tevita Finau to practice squad OAKLAND RAIDERSSigned RB Jamize Olawale from practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMSReleased WR Saalim Hakim from practice squad. Signed CB Quinton Pointer to practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6 /7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle Invite,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. S ebring T ODAY: Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle Invite,5 p.m. S ATURDAY: Boys Soccer at Avon Park,3 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,1 p.m.; Wrestling at Okeechobee Duals,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. T UESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Kathleen, 6 /7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Winter Haven A von Park TODAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle Invite,5 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,3 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,1 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at DeSoto,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at DeSoto,5:30 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Sam Houston State vs. Montana State E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Georgia Southern at Old Dominion . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 p p . m m . Army vs. Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . 2 012 Heisman Trophy Presentation . . . . E E S S P P N NN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . B oston at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L .A. Lakers at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Jacksonville at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Arkansas at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N o o o o n n Portland at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 p p . m m . Cleveland State at North Carolina State . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . Colorado at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 p p . m m . Tennessee State at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 3 3 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Duke vs. Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 4 4 p p . m m . Virginia Tech at West Virginia . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . UCLA at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 6 6 p p . m m . W isconsin at Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . Arizona at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Illinois at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . Franklin Templeton Shootout . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . Thailand Golf Championship. . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . Emirates Australian Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Omega Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . Franklin Templeton Shootout . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CP P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . Sunderland vs. Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League NBA Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012w ww.newssun.com
C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012Page 3B attempt by Wesley Koning. The attempts would finally deliver when Bryon Cobb scored with five minutesr emaining in the game. As the time ran out Sebring would finish the night with a 3-0 victory and a greater goal in mind Auburndale. ere three points behind A uburndale in the district r ankings, so if we can win that will put us over the top,s aid Bowyer. It was good to give the younger kids some game experience, and hopefully that will make us more rested for Thursday S ee Sundays News-Sun for a recap of the big match. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Ethan Smith keeps a close eye on the ball, well, when he opens them up, in Tuesdays shut out of Tenoroc. Sebring puts a stop to Tenoroc Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID It was a Green Dragon swarm Tuesday night, as a non-stop offensive attack saw goals from five different players on the way to a 9-1 win over visiting Avon Park. Though it took a little longer to really ramp it up as an improved Red Devil squad held things in check during a nip-and-tuck first2 0 minutes. L ake Placid then broke through with itsfirst goal in that 20th minute as Jose Santana hit a one-touch shot off a heel pass from Osvaldo Orduna at the top of the penalty box. This seemed to open the f lood gates as the Dragons continued to pressure Avon Park by scoring three more goals late in the first half to give a 4-0 goal halftime lead. Yoyi Gomez scored a pair of goals followed by an additional goal from Wilfreddy Moreno. Lake Placid continued to pour on a strong attack in the second half as they found the goal five more times from Osvaldo Orduna, Diego Mireles, Adrian Barragan and a second pair of scores by Gomez giving him a hat trick, plus one. von Park battled the entire game and have improved a lot over the past couple of years, Dragon h ead coach James Ashley s aid. They are only going to get better. This score does not reflect how much they have improved and how hard they played, he continued. A player that deserves a lot of credit for tonights success has to go to Fabian Munguia.His efforts tonight were silent on the stat sheet, but were all but silent on the field. He helped spark a three-goal run late in the first half. When you have a player fight for every ball and pressure the opposing teams defense, it can create tons of momentum which our team needed tonight. Finding their scoring stride comes at a good timef or the Green Dragons as they set to square off in a key district match Thursday at Frostproof. The Devils, meanwhile, looked to continue their progression at MulberryT hursday before facing off a t home against Sebring in a 3 p.m. Saturday match. Lake Placid boys make scoring splash Lake Placid9A von Park1 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Osvaldo Orduna shows some fancy footwork in Lake Placids big win over Avon Park Tuesday night. News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Jovan Pratt and the Red Devils broke a two-game losing streak Tuesday night, bouncing back with a 44-34 win over visiting DeSoto to move to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in District play. The Devils looked to make it two wins in a row Thursday with a home date against Hardee. Below: Those Wildcats took care of business Tuesday, topping NickT uason and the Dragons 69-42, to end Lake Placids twogame winning streak. The Dragons host Frostproof Friday. D evils, Dragons stop streaks
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSaturday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for meet-up time and other details. If camping (tent or RV), make a reservation at ReserveAmerica.com, and RSVPto Teresa Newgent at (813 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, December 7, 2012w ww.newssun.com D R. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; dec. ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 9 9 Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter December Activities spotted by Webber head coach Nancy Nichols. I watched her and her sister play and continued to see them improve, Nichols said. She has an excellent demeanor on the course, which is very important. Something Moffat credits Devil coach Suzie Gentry for forging within her. She taught me not to get down when you hit a bad shot, she said. I learned that you cant let the last shot bother you, its the next shot that matters most. With that, her game further expanded on the summer tour. Sertoma was such good competition, that it really brought my level up and helped me compete that much more. Moffat will have the chance to earn a spot in the top five from the get-go, as Nichols noted that the Warriors will be graduating two seniors. And with the signing, Nichols continues her Highlands County pipeline, which includes former Devil Greg Gentry and former Blue Streak Savana Fisher. Which also adds to her mentors excitement. This was the first signing Ive had as the golf coach, Suzie Gentry said. And now when I go watch her play ins ome tournaments, Ill be able to see Greg and Paige at the same time. Looking to study Sports Management, Moffat knows what she needs to do to continue her goal toward her golf dreams. I need to work out and get stronger so I can hit farther she said. And Im going to, because it means a lot to be able to play in college and take the next step toward playing on the LPGAtour Looking forward and working toward a career in golf, Lindsey is certainly following in the Moffat family footsteps. Continued from 1B Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played a Low Gross/Low Net event on Wednesday, Dec. 5. In First Flight, Lorraine Friend had Low Gross with an 89 while Laura Kebberly was second at 91. Wanda Hastie had Low Net in the flight with a 66 and Florence Towell and Jean Haig both came in with 70s to tie for second. Second Flight saw Low Gross go to C aroline Duncan with 95 and second going to Shirley Enochs with 97. Three women tied for Low Net in the flight, as Roxie McMillon, Carol Troup and Trudy Stowe each carded 70s. Mary Cripps had Low Gross in Third Flight, with a 102, one ahead of Alma B arefoots 103 in second. Low Net went to Nancy Senior and her 70, with Nancy Porcari second at 7 5. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. There was a tie in A group between Mike Winchester and Stan Griffis at even. In B group, Curt Matterson was in first place with plus 2 and Paul Taff Brown in second plac with minus 1. In C group, Paul Brown II was in f irst place with plus 4 and Dick Botelho in second place at even. There was a three-way tie in D group for first place between Bob Wimmer, B ob Fidlin and Ralph Pickering at plus 1. Jerry Hodges scored a whopping plus 7 for first place in E group and Jerry Edwards was in second place with plus 2. There was a tie for first place in F group between Paul Skidmore and Bob Morrison at plus 7. In G group Pete Mezza was at plus 1 to take first place and Karl Mellor with minus 2 was i n second place. In H group there was a tie for first place between Ian Bell and Frank Branca at plus 3 and Janet Howland was in second place at plus 1. Next week the Mezza Group will have a modi-f ied shotgun start at Golf Hammock. Tee off will be at 8:15 a.m., please arrive early to register. For more information, c all Pete at 382-1280.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, Nov. 29. Winning first place was the team of Doyan and DonnaE ades, Bob and Verna Knishka, Mario Cappelletti and Don Boulton with 51; s econd place, Dick Reaney, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Margaret Schultz and Joanne McGill with 52;a nd third place, Ron and Sylvia West, Pete and Mary McNamee and Betty Bevard with 53. C losest to the pin: (Ladies Verna Knishka, 2-feet and No. 8, Betty Bevard, 7-feet-6-inches. (Men Ron West, 12-feet-5-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event Wednesday, Nov. 28. Winning first place was the team of Pete Otway, Art Schmelts, Bill Fowler and Fred Neer with 40. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Doyan Eades, Paul Martin, Dick Reaney, Jack Maginnis and Bill Brouhle; Claude Cash, Norm Grubbs, Ott Wegner and Don Boulton with 44 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Fred Neer, 13-feet-9-inches; No. 4, Don Boulton, 18-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Ott Wegner, 1-foot-7-inches. The Ladies Association played a Monday league event Monday, Nov. 26. Winning first place was the team of Eva Huffman, Betty Kincheloe and Laurie Lorig with 36. Tying for second/third places were Donna Palmatier, Doris Weeks and Janice Barringer; Verna K nishka, Elaine Orr, Barbara Cash and Clara Wisman with 38 each. C losest to the pin: No. 2, Virginia Simmons, 3feet-7-inches; No. 4, Chris Heath, 5-feet-3inches; and No. 8, Verna K., 4-feet-3-inches.River GreensA Ladies Pro Am tournament was played Thursday, Nov. 29. W inning first place was the team of Carole McClay, Kay Conkle and Michele Koon with plus9; and second place, Babe McDonald, Betty Leblanc, BarbS tuber and Linda Therrien with plus-7. Individual winners were: First place, M ichele Koon with plus-7.5; second place, Linda Therrien with plus-6; and Ann Purdy with plus-5.5. T he Morrison Group played a game Thursday, Nov. 29. Winning first place was the team of G ordon Clauws, Jim Anderson, Jim Cercy and Ken Brunswick with minus21; and second place, Bob Wacky Wolf, Frank Conroy, Leo Persails and Don McDonald with minus-20. The Mens Association played a Pro Am tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Winning first place was the team of Al Farrell, Bill Mountford and Peter March with plus-4; and second place, John Smutnick, Gil Heier, Russ Rudd and Jim Cercy with plus-3.5. Individual winners were: A Flight First place, John Smutnick with plus6.5. B Flight First place, B.C. Roberts with plus-3.5. C Flight Tying for first/second places were Johnny Wehunt and Jim Cercy with plus-3.5 each. D Flight First place, Al Farrell with plus-4. The Morrison Group played an event on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Winning first place was the team of Jim Anderson, Gil Heier, Harold Plagens and Keith Kincer with minus3 5; and second place, Roman Belobradich, Cliff Steele, Paul Johnson and Don McDonald with minus-19. The Golfettes played a game on T uesday, Nov. 27. F irst Flight First place, Linda T herrien with 87; and second place, M ichele Koon with 71. Second Flight First place, Pat Kincer with 90; and second place, Gale Garceau with 66. Third Flight First place, Karen Speaker with 102; and second place, Babe McDonald with 71. The Limited Member event was played Monday, Nov. 26. Winning first place was the team of Tom Shaver, Don Miller, John Hierholzer and Roy Bassett with plus-1.5. Individual winners were: First place, John Hierholzer with plus-3.5. And tying for second/third places were Berk Hyde and Don Miller with plus-3 each. Moffat has sights set high Its the next shot that matters most. LINDSEYMOFFAT Webber golf signee GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING Choices Pregnancy Center hosted a banquet last month at Grace Bible Church to raise support for women facing a crisisp regnancy. Throughout the local area,women facing a crisis pregnancy can go toC hoices Pregnancy Care Center to receive free pregnancy tests,maternityc lothes,baby clothes,diapers and other needed items. A s a nonprofit organization,Choices relies on the generosity of the people int he community to help women in need. D uring the banquet, Choices announced the opening of their new office in Lake Placid at 225 East Royal Palm St. The grando pening for the Lake Placid office will be on Jan. 20 from 2 -4 p.m. Choices also told the attendees about the start of a new abstinence programc alled Relationships Under Construction. T he festive banquet was well attended with approximately 120 guests. R epresentatives from churches in Lake Placid,Sebring, Avon Park,Frostproof and Hardee County attended to show their support for women facing an unplannedp regnancy.Youth from the local area served the as waiters and waitresses. M ary Lou Hendry,executive director of Sanctity of H uman Life,spoke to the crowd encouraging them to make a stand for life. DustinW oods,executive pastor of Grace Bible Church and lead singer for Love Like Gravity, served as the emcee for theb anquet. Shannon Kelly worked sound and audio. Part of the fundraising a ctivities for the banquet included the sale of raffle t ickets for a 40-inch television donated by Musselmans Appliance and TV ofS ebring. Wanda Day purchased the winning ticket. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 2012Page 5B I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 3 3 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 5 5 HEALTHYLIVING Choices Pregnancy Center holds banquet Courtesy photo Wanda Day won the 40-inch TV raffle at the Choices Pregnancy Center banquet. The TV was donated by M usselmans Appliances. T he scientific name for trigger finger is stenosing, for the narrowing of the tunnels the tendon moves through,and tenosynovitisb ecause it is an irritation of the lubricating tissue (synovium) around the tendon. Trigger finger results in a tendon that gets larger froms welling and,after time, scar tissue and a tunnel that gets smaller. That is like eating too much for Thanksgiving dinner andt hen shrinking your pants in the drier. When the tendon finally fits into the tunnel sot he finger can straighten,it releases suddenly as though a trigger has been pulled. T rigger finger was first described by a French surg eon Dr. Notta in 1850. It is more common in women than in men and adultsb etween the ages of 40 and 60. People with diseases of t he synovium,such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetics have a higher incidence of trigger fingers. Repetitive hand motion a nd some finger trauma can also increase your chances o f developing a trigger finger. Trigger fingers often accompany carpal tunnelb ecause it is part of the tunnel system that keeps the t endons up against the bone. Initial treatment is with rest,accomplished by splinti ng the fingers,and antiinflammatories,either pills or injections. If this does not help or if the finger is l ocked in a flexed position, then surgicalr elease is often needed. There are two e qually successful surgical methods. T rigger fingers can be released in the operating room through a small inci-s ion. They can also be released in the doctors office using a large needlea s a micro knife.First,the area of the tunnel is numbed u sing local anesthetic. Once the finger is numb,a large needle turned sideways isi nserted through the skin in the midline and used to cut t he tunnel until the tendon no longer triggers as the finger bends and straightens. This is safe because the nerves are on each side oft he tendon and are not touched. T his procedure will not work in the thumb because the nerve crosses the tendon.T he tendon incision is on the outside edge of the t humb and is vertical so patients return very quickly to using their thumbs in all b ut the heaviest activities. The inflammation or blisteringon the inside may still take some time to heal. D eQuervains,that causes pain in the thumb extensors, is also a stenosing tenosynovitis. In this case there is no triggering. There is painw ith pinching or flexing the thumb. The classic test is to make a fist and then to bend the hand toward the little finger (Finkelstein test). Ift his is painful the test is positive. DeQuervains,like trigger finger,also occurs more frequently in women. It oncew as called mommythumb because mothers got it from lifting their babies. Thet reatment is similar:oral anti-inflammatories,injections,bracing and if thesef ail,surgery. Office percutaneous surg ery cannot be done for deQuervains because the nerve crosses the tunnel.S urgery must be done open so that the nerve can be prot ected as the tunnel is opened. Like trigger thumb,the incision is vertical so use of the hand does not pullont he incision and it is in an area that has minimal cont act with work surfaces allowing the patient t get back to using the handq uickly. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats p atients at The Hand & S houlder Specialists. For more information, please visit http://hand-shoulder-specialist.com or call (863 7777. Trigger finger troubles Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr
C M Y K Dear Pharmacist: I went through your timeline on facebook,and learned why Im still tired and overweight.M y physician says my TSH is normal,just like you said he would,can you discuss hypothyroidism in your column? G.O.,Decatur,Ill. Answer: Theres an epidemic of tired,overweightf olks who dont know there hypothyroid because of improper testing. Some olds chool physicians are still drawing blood levels of TSH ( thyroid stimulating hormone) as the sole method to evaluate thyroid function. T SH is incapable of telling you or your doctor whats h appening inside your cells. Its fine to check as part of a comprehensive profile,but not by itself. People are often told they have normalthy-r oid levels,based upon their normalTSH. TSH is a b rain hormone and has nothing to do with intracellular (mitochondrialvels ofa ctive thyroid hormone called T3. Y ou see,TSH may very well be normal,while T3, (the hormone you want) is d esperately low.You will hold on to weight,have dry skin,suffer with hair loss, fatigue,muscle aches, arrhythmias,depression,for-g etfulness,anxiety and low libido. Regardless of your misery,you may still be told your okay,because your TSH is okay. Big mistake! Huge! T SH is just a messenger hormone,its not active a lthough levels are ideal around 0.1 to 1.0 mIU/l.P eople who feel fantastic have adequate levels of T3 inside their cells. Measuringa free T3gives you relevant,usable data. Id shootf or 3.5 to 4.2 pg/ml myself. During the same blood test, you should also measure T4 (which is inactive hormone, but it converts to T3). This isi mportant to ascertain because it gives you a gauge to see how much hormone is available to eventually become active. Evaluating blood levels of Reverse T3 also called Reverse thyronineand abbreviated as rT3is equally important. Reverse T3 is a mirror image of active T3. Elevated rT3 causes all the symptoms of clinical hypothyroidism I just mentioned. Its often high in people with heavy metals. I lecture around the world,and still meet physicians who dismiss rT3. Did you know that hypothyroidism is a major cause for diabetes? When rT3 is high,that means its poised like a pitbull on your cells receptor sites preventing the real deal (T3 the cell. The net result of elevated rT3 is you feel like zombie. But again,if your TSH is normal,or your rT3 is never measured,you will be dismissed as normal. I prefer natural dessicated thyroid (NDT treatment,such as Nature-T hroid,and Armour over levothyroxine (Synthroid My rationale is that NDT drugs contain both T3 and T4. Remember T3 is whaty ou ultimately want. Synthroid is exclusively T4, so your body has to convert itt o T3 before you can use it. Unfortunately,people with metabolic issues,or digestivep roblems cant convert well. Your physician can also prescribe plain T3 compoundedif that is more appropriate for your individual case. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. Thisi nformation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your cond ition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com B ALMORAL ASSISTED LIVING; 9.347"; 5"; Black plus three; process tv pick-ups; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 2 2 3 3 SFCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, tv book p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 2 2 6 6 Tired of being tired? Measure thyroid properly Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen HEALTHYLIVING A ssociated PressBreast cancer patients t aking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead off ive years as doctors recommend now,a major study finds. The results could change treatment,especially fory ounger women. The findings are a surprise because earlier research suggestedt hat taking the hormoneblocking drug for longer than five years didnt helpa nd might even be harmful. In the new study, researchers found thatw omen who took tamoxifen for 10 years lowered their risk of a recurrence by 25 percent and of dying of breast cancer by 29 percentc ompared to those who took the pills for just five years. In absolute terms,continuing on tamoxifen kept three additional women outo f every 100 from dying of breast cancer within five to 14 years from when theird isease was diagnosed. When added to the benefit from the first five years ofu se,a decade of tamoxifen can cut breast cancer mortality in half during the sec-o nd decade after diagnosis, researchers estimate. Some women balk at taking a preventive drug for so long,but for those at highr isk of a recurrence,this will be a convincer that they should continue,said Dr. Peter Ravdin,director of the breast cancer program at theU T Health Science Center. About 50,000 of the roughly 230,000 new caseso f breast cancer in the United States each year occur in women beforem enopause. Study: Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA The Leapfrog Groups annual list of Top Hospitals was announced on December 4th and included Florida Hospital Wauchula. The announcement came at Leapfrogs Annual Meeting, focusing on transparency as the key to improved hospital safety, and Top Hospital Awards. Florida Hospital Wauchula is made up of numerous staff who work hard each day to meet patient needs, keeping them safe in every way possible. e consider the confidence of our patients a sacred trust that we highly prize.We are honored and humbled to be given this recognition by the Leapfrog Group, said Vice President and Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator Linda Adler. The Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction is by far the most competitive award a hospital can receive. Leapfrog holds hospitals to the highest standards on behalf of our purchaser members and their employees. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Florida Hospital Wauchula has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This hospital stands out as one consistently providing safe, high quality care, and I would be comfortable sendingmy family to Florida Hospital Wauchula for care, said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Florida Hospital Wauchula was selected as a Top Hospital out of nearly 1,200 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Groups annual survey. This year, the Top Rural Hospital list includes a record 11 hospitals. Other hospitals reaching this achievement include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, childrens hospitals, and community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban settings. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Groups annual hospital survey, which measures hospitalsperformance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors. The results of the survey are posted on a website (http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp) open to patients and families, the public, employers, and other purchasers of healthcare. B y NEYSARIVERA Special to the News-SunAre you a parent who is concerned about the development of your infant or tod-d ler? Are you currently in the field of childcare and have questions about the children you are caring for? The intent of this article is t o show the importance of affection, communication, safety, and outdoor play in the development of infants and toddlers. Development ini nfants and toddlers means physical growth, changes in personality and skills thato ccur as they mature. Many of these changes occur naturally in almost all children,b ut these changes can be enhanced through appropria te activities. Affection is important to help develop trust between ac hild and an adult, and it also helps a child feel loved and c ared for. Achild should have at least one consistent caretaker on a regular basis that understands the needs of the child. Infants and toddlersa re usually very curious and a re eager to explore their surroundings, but in order for them to feel secure in their environment, comfort, love and trust are essential. H ow caretakers communicate with infants and toddlers can contribute to their development immensely. Affection and love is onef orm of communication, and this can be shown through holding, cuddling, and rocking a child. Affection is only one form o f communication, but caretakers can also help with their language developmentw hich can enable toddlers to begin communicating more effectively. T he following is a list of ways to help in the area of l anguage development with infants and toddlers: Interacting positively w ith children one-on-one, especially as they attempt to c ommunicate. This can be through sounds, gestures, or symbols which are understandable. Active listening. Talk slowly and pron ounce words clearly so children can understand. Sing with the children. Help children identify and communicate feelings too thers. Be sensitive to each child's cues that tell you they need affection. Provide the child with c hoices. By taking the time to put these principles into practice, infants and toddles are given the opportunity to mature at an ormal pace in their language development. Healthy environments that p romote physical, emotional, and social well-being along with an emphasis on safetyc an also help infants and toddlers in their development. A s afe child-care environment assures that a child can move around hazard free, where thep otential for injuries is minimized. This should be monit ored on a regular basis. Safety rules are necessary to help prevent accidents, and children should never be left unsupervised. O ther ways caregivers can b e proactive in helping to maintain safe environments are as follows: Cover electrical outlets. Store garbage in a c losed container out of reach of children. Keep harmful supplies such as medicines, cleaning agents, and insecticidesl ocked in cabinets or stored in containers out of reach of children. Make sure furniture has no sharp edges or corners atc hildren's eye level. Infants and toddlers need outdoor play to increase theirm otor and social development and to provide opportunities for children to use theirs enses. Play helps them to develop h ealthy bodies with good controlled functions and sensory stimulation. W hile playing, infants and toddlers often practice using t heir imaginations, being creative, and manipulating their environment. This may include interacting with others, and they may learn howt o cooperate with others and a ppreciate differences. By giving the affection needed, communicating in an age appropriate manner, maintaining safe and healthy environment, and allowing infants and toddlers an ade-q uate amount of outdoor play, caregivers and/ or parents can have a great impact on their development. The information given in this article is confirmed by HighReach Learning, 2007 in the following training modules: The Importance of Showing Affection to Infants and Toddlers, Language Development of Infants and Toddlers, Infant and Toddler Safety, and Outdoor Play for Infants and Toddlers. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 2012Page 7B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 4 4 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 7 7 Infants, toddlers need affection and communication HEALTHYLIVING Fla. Hospital Wauchula awarded Elite Distinction P UBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process94827 liquor IO12175PP4; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 2 2 2 2 G et the paper d elivered to you! NEWSSUN-6155 D iabetes affects 26 million people in the US and more than 366 million people worldwide. Adiagnosis of diabetes d oes not necessarily mean a compromise in your quality of life. I n fact, you are in the company of many well-known persons like Halle Berry, Mike Huckabee, Paula Deen and Randy Jackson. Diabetics many times experience burning, numbness, tin-g ling, pins and needles sensations in the feet called small fiber peripheral neuropathy 60-70 percent of diabetics will develop peripheral neuropathy, or lose sensation in their feet. It happens when you have high blood sugar levels over a long time. O ther medical problems that may cause neuropathy are: Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Chronic kidney disease. Infections such as HIVand liver infections. Low levels of vitamin B12 or other problems with your diet. Poor blood flow to the legs. Drugs and toxins may damage n erves. One example is heavy alcohol use. Glue, lead, mercury a nd solvents may damage nerves. D rugs that treat infections, cancer, seizures, and high blood pressure may cause nerve damage. O ne way to evaluate if a person has small fiber neuropathy is a test called epidermal nerve fiber density analysis. This is done in the office setting by obtaining a small biopsy of the skin.This is the same pro-c edure done when having a biopsy at a dermatologist's office though the tissue i s handled differently. The sample is processed to allow a lab to visualize and count small sensory nerve fibers in the skin. When these nerves are affected by p eripheral neuropathy, the number and shape of the nerves is abnormal and can be recognized under the microscope. I f you are diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy always wear shoes to protect your feet from injury. Always c heck the inside of your shoes, before putting them on, for foreign objects like stones, nails or rough areas that m ay harm your feet. Inspect your feet every day. Examine the sides, tops, soles, heels of your feet and between the toes. Every day wash your feet with lukewarm water and mild soap. Apply lotion/cream on dry, cracked skin. Check bathwater temperature with your elbow before putting your feet in the water. Up to 25 percent of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer. To avoid becoming a diabetic statistic, visit your podiatrist yearly. If you are concerned that you may have p eripheral neuropathy call the Gentle Foot Care Center at 863-314-9255 for an appointment or visit www.Gentlefootcarecenter. Dr. O lga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle foot Care Center are located on U.S. 27. Diabetic? Youre in famous company Footprints D r. Olga GarciaLuepschen NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisem ent in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for f amily, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult M idweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, email@example.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter S aturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are ou r only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays andW ednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING This is the Second Sunday in Advent. Deacon David Thoresens sermon will be basedo n the Gospel reading of Luke 3:16. The Dec. 9 congregational meeting has been postponed until Dec. 16,following morning worships ervice for the purpose of electing four new council members and approval of 2013 budget.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Prepare the Way of the Lord. Advent 2 is observed Sunday andW ednesday. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64,east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Call 471-2663 orvisit christ-l utheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon o n Sunday morning is titled God the Preserver of ManThe keynote is from Psalm 40:11 ... O Lord; let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. T he church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message t itled A New Song:Part 3at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING On the Second Sunday of Advent,Pastor Cecil Hess is preaching on Christ T hrough the Eyes of Luke 1. The service is non-denominational and open to everyone. The church is on U.S. 27,four miles south of H ighlands Regional Medical Center,Sebring. For more information,call 3821 737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING This Sunday morning,the Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon,Joy,with Scripture taken from Luke 1:26-38. The church is 1.7 miles west of U .S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock RoadSebring. Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemm anuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday,the c hurch celebrates Second Sunday in Advent. Pastor Robert Reinhardt will deliver his sermon,He Must Increase,We Must Decrease. This week,the candle of Preparation is lit. When we prepare for a house guest we make everye ffort to have our homes ready for their arrival so that we can spend our time with our guest rather thand oing housework. The same is true of our hearts. We must prepare in o ur hearts to hear and respond to God daily that we might be sensitive to the movement of the spirita s we reflect His love to the world. We each have valleys and mountains in our heart that can hinder us from seeing the work of God in and through our lives. Jesus comesa nd makes his home in our hearts, f orming us into his embassies of light to a dark and broken world. Adult Sunday School Class is studying Old Testament PropheticP romises of the Coming Messiah. Tuesday Bible study is the Acts of the Apostles. Advent Services are being held o n Wednesdays. This Wednesday w ith dinner at 5:30 p.m. by the LWML and service starting at 6:30 p.m. The Midweek Advent theme is One Night in Bethlehem In the Field.First Christian ChurchAvon ParkA VON PARK Wednesday night Bible study will continue in the study on Heaven. The Christmas Cantata will be held dur-i ng the morning worship service on Sunday,Dec. 16. First Christian Church of Avon P ark is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchris-t email@example.com with any questions or to request information. The church website isw ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING At the Lords T able this Sunday morning will be B ob and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by Fran Goff,Diane Biedler,Carol C handler and Sandra Laufer. G reeting the congregation will b e Tim Wheaton and working with the young people in Childrens Church will be Carol and Mike Graves. As part of the service,the C hancel Choir will present its a nnual Christmas cantata,The Story of Christmas. C 385-0352. The church is at 5 19 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,the pastors sermon is t itled Gods Sonbased on Hebrews 1:1-14. In the adult Sunday school clas s, the pastor leads the class in a video series titled The Life and Ministry o f the Messiahsponsored by Focus on the Family.The lessons are filmed on location in Israel an d narrated by historian/teacher Ray V ander Laan. Sundays film is titled Caesarea Phillippi Everything to Lose,Nothing to Gain.Matt Sboto teaches the youth class and they are studying the book of Ephesians. This is the second Sunday of A dvent. In the ceremony,e Wa it i n Hope,Jane and Leigh Golden will light two candles and Dena S boto will be the reader. The choirs anthem will be O Come, O Come,Emmanuelwith flute solo b y Kathleen Richards. The Family Gathering will meet at 6 p.m. O n Monday,the Action Crew meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study will be l ed by the pastor teaching How Do We Glorify God? The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Continued on page 9B
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .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, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.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 email@example.com.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: firstname.lastname@example.org;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: email@example.com, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, S ebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Lagrande Street). For questions,call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Second Sunday Suites at First Presbyterian Church will bea t 4 p.m. The church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. (phone number 465-2742,e-mail: www.fpclp.com). Sweets in the garden at 3 :15 p.m.,also this Sunday. All of FPCs musical ministries groups will contribute songs of the winter seasons as we welcome the Christ Child. Adult and childrensc hoirs,bell choirs,orchestra and the praise team will o ffer their joyous music and God given talents in this musical celebration. Therew ill be a story for the children. Special note:The t heme is winter based. It will be chilly in the sanctuary. Come dressed upfor winter. Dig out a hat and scarf or your favorite sweater.First Presbyterian Church SebringSEBRING Preparing the Wayis the title ofS unday mornings sermon, given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Sunday,members will be Christmas caroling to the sick and shut-ins at 3 p.m.S upper will follow in the fellowship hall upon return. M iriam Circle will meet at noon Monday for a Christmas luncheon. Call form eeting place and dont forget a gag gift. C hristmas Banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Reservation is required. Movie and Dinner Night is at 5 p.m. Saturday in the fel-l owship hall. Bring a snack and side dish; meat provided. The movie will be Polar Express.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING In celebration of the 100 years inS ebring the church will host an old-fashioned Ice Cream S ocial at 2 p.m. Saturday with entertainment by the Back Porch Revival and onS unday,the church will have one service in the sanctuary a t 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Chuck Weaver followed by a potluck luncheon in the Family Life Center. The church is downtown a t 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.G race Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200L ark Ave.,Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. T he pastor will be in California this week celebrating Christmas withG race Pointe members and friends there. S unday morning worship is with guest speaker Rev. Joe Herndon. Tuesday Home Bible study continues with a Christmas series. For more i nformation and directions call 658-2534. Friday Night Bible Study with GoToMeeting. Let the pastor know if you would like to participate by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The pastor has started a blog at www.Ron-gracepointes.blogspot.com.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson,One in Christ,is taken from E phesians 2. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING This Sunday,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be The Messenger.Biblical reference is from Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6. Advent Services are at 6 p .m. Wednesday.Sebring Church of t he BrethrenS EBRING This Sunday morning,the Second Sunday of Advent,the pastor will p reach on Living Within a G reater Mystery. Sunday school will study Elizabeths Commitment, looking at the Scripture fro m Luke 1:24,39-45. For more information,ca ll 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake U nited Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. This is the second Sunday of A dvent. Rev. Clyde Weavers s ermon will be The World T hat Awaits Jesus. Continued from page 8B R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. S ubmit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.
C M Y K Sackett leads choir in Christmas cantataLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene will present its annual Christmas Cantata at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Led by Vanessa Sackett,a 16-voice choir will perform the cantata Silent Night,Holy Night.From the worshipful tunes of some favorite carols,to the upbeat rhythm of newer Christmas songs the audience will find encouragement and hope for this Christmas season and beyond. The church is just west of Devane Park and the Circle at 512 W. Interlake Blvd. Call 446-1339.Prime Timers host luncheonLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers of First Baptist Church will host a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St. Christmas sing-a-long with Pastor Keith Campbell and Choir Director Peggy Scott. Bringa covered dish.Maranatha Baptist presents Lamb of BethlehemSEBRING The Lamb of Bethlehemwill be presented by Maranatha Baptist Church choir and drama team at 7 p.m. Friday,Dec. 14 and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. This musical drama was written by Glenn and Jan Christianson. It tThe drama parts are played by Melanie Halstead as Mary and David Waite as Joseph. Marys mother,Rachel,is portrayed by Mary Schuster and Marys father,Heil,is played by Gary Hanson. The drama is directed by Pat Seddon. Accompanists are Rachel Waite at the piano and Ann Truax on the organ. The musical is directed by Jan Burgess. Maranatha Baptist Church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road,two miles east of State Road 17 North. For more information, call 382-8594 or 382-4301.St. John spaghetti dinner is TuesdaySEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday. Serving times will be at 4,5 and 6 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. Walkins are limited. Call the church office for reservations. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just behind Walmart). Call 382-1736 for information. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 7, 2012www.newssun.com 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 12/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 6 6 PALM DINER; 5.542"; 5"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 8 8 RELIGION By SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Dr. Jim Parker is no stranger to church. The pastor and theologist grew up Methodist but always had a curiousm ind as to why religion was the way it was. I was always asking questions,Parker said. I wanted to know why. I wanted to know thea nswers. Parker suspects that is w hy he ended up doing what he does now ministering to those who seekt ruth and knowledge. Parkers story begins just e ast of Highlands County in Palmetto where he began a small Bible study teaching the word of God in private setting. Since the Bibles tudys inception in 2010,it has grown from less than 10 p eople to nearly 50 Christians who all hunger for knowledge. A pproximately 18 months ago,Parker establ ished a church where his congregation is able to gather,worship and learn.P arkers mission is simple: to get back into the word. Parker also strives to get r id of manmade traditions and focus on the traditions t hat he believes God put in place for everyone. Three months ago,Parker began a second small study group in a private homeh ere in Sebring. The Bible study group has since grown to a larger following, similar to the one in Palmetto,and Parkers congregation has pushed the minister to open a seconds mall church in the area. The Back to the Word C hurch is now under way in Downtown Sebring,and Parker continues to focus on the Hebraic roots of faith. A lot of people hear what I am teaching about and they think right away, well that is Jewish or Seventh Day Adventist ...i s neither. This is Bible church,I teach the word of God just as it is right there in the Bible,Parker said. The church services are held on Saturdays,which is why many confuse it with Jewish or Seventh Day Adventist services,but Parker states that Saturday is the day that was reserved as the first day of the week in historic times. Parker works hard to reveal what he believes is the true word of God and explains Hebrew practices,t raditions and stories in a way that is relatable to people of every nation. I try to stay what with God said. I want people tog row in faith,not in religion. So many people have left God because of religion and because of church ... God doesnt care where you go to church,where you aref rom,what your family is like. He cares about you a nd when I do a message I try to teach that. Im a teacher,not a preacher,P arker said. To Parker,many churches a nd ministers dont really jive with what the Bible says; Parker hopes to change that with his establishment. T he minister only strives to show truth and open the m inds and hearts of his congregation to the word of the Lord. People are hungry for the information. You either w ant to know the truth or you dont. Im just doing this as God did,handing outi nformation. True information ... this is what God says,do with it what you w ant,Parker said. The Back to the Word C hurch is a Bible-based church where faith,understanding and salvation are the ultimate goals. Parker focuses on the Old T estament as he ties the information into the New Testament,something he said most ministers do not do enough of in todays churches. Though Parker knows his t actics and teachings hold their own,he still finds it d ifficult to break the tradition of new age Christians and church services,times and days. s hard to do. Its hard t o break all those traditions, and to get people to give that up is sometimes very tough,Parker said. Back to the Word Church i s currently at 155 W. Center Ave. in Downtown Sebring. (The church will be moving from a members home to a new location at a later date.) Currently about 15 members are in attendance each service. Services are Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Bible study is each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Avon Park. For more information, contact Parker at (94137081. eaching, not preaching the aim at new church E ven casual students of the Bible are aware of Abraham and Sarah and the p romise God/Yahweh made to them regarding a son to be born in their old age. This is a story of great faith,impatience with Gods timetable, and profound prophecies. Since Sarai remained childless,she suggested that Abram give her a son t hrough Hagar,Sarais Egyptian handmaid. Even before and after the child, I shmael (God hearsas b orn,there was jealousy between Abrams wife and t he slave girl Hagar and her child. (Genesis 16There are a number of remarkable p rophecies regarding Ishmael and the later born son of promise,Isaac. Before Ishmael was born, the Angel of the Lord said to H agar,Behold,you are with child,and you shall b ear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael,because the Lord has heard your afflict ion. He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man,and every mans h and against him. And he shall dwell in the presence o f all his brethren(Genesis 1 6:11,12 NKJV). He will be a wild donkey of a man: h is hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him,and he w ill live in hostility toward all his brothers(Genesis 16:12 NIV). In a later conversation with Abraham, God said And as for I shmael,I have heard you. Behold,I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget 12 princes,and I will makeh im a great nation(Genesis 17:20). Genesis 25 records the princes and their 12 tribes. The statement recorded a bove,his hand shall be against every manis born out in history.Thomas Newton,who traced the history of the Arabs with precision,said these people,livei n a state of continual war with the rest of the world t hey have been such enemies of mankind,it is no wonder that mankind have been ene-m ies to them again (Dissertations on the P rophecies,p. 23). In the late 6th century, A.D. the religious scene in the Middle East was in turmoil. Judaism and apostate Christianitywere corrupt and idolatry was rampant. B orn in Makkah in the year 570 was a man claimed to be of the family of Ishmael,M uhammad or Mohammed. History reveals the rest of t he storyregarding the descendents and character of Ishmael through this mana nd his disciples for the following 1,400-plus years. In case you forgot,Mohammed w as the founder of Islam. Abraham wanted Ishmael t o be the son of promise, but God said,No,Sarah your wife shall bear you a son,and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish M y covenant with him for an everlasting covenant,and with his descendants afterh im But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to y ou at this set time next year(Genesis 17:19,21 Isaacs seed (i.e. Abraham's seed) became a great nation while in Egypt (Deuteronomy 26:5 i nherited the land promised to Abraham. (Genesis 12:17; Joshua 21:43-45; 2 3:14,15) The promise,and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed(Genesis 1 2:3) was fulfilled through Jesus,the Christ,Messiah, Prophet. As Paul looks back over history and brings it all t ogether in Christ,he states, Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say,And t o seeds,as of many,but as o f one,And to your Seed. Who is Christ(Galatians 3 :16). He had previously stated in verse 8,And the Scripture,foreseeing thatG od would justify the Gentiles by faith,preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand,saying,In you all the nations shall beb lessed. T here are more than 300 Old Testament prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah,Jesus. Deuteronomy 18:15-18 is ofp articular interest since Islam claims it is a prophecyo f Mohammed. The prophet would come from Israel,not Ishmael. This fact is recog-n ized by the Quran (29:27 And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob,and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed.The Holy Spirit i nforms us who Moses was talking about in Deuteronomy 18:15-18. As P eter and John preached in Jerusalem in the porch which is called Solomons,Peter responded to the people with the sermon recorded in Acts 3:12-26. Note the inspired commentary on Moses prophecy:or Moses truly said to the fathers,The L ord your God will raise up f or you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things,whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who w ill not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.Yes, and all the prophets,from Samuel and those who follow,as many as have spo-k en,have also foretold of these days. You are sons of the prophets,and of the c ovenant which God made with our fathers,saying to A braham,And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.To youf irst,God,having raised up H is servant Jesus,sent Him t o bless you,in turning away every one of you from your iniquities(Acts 3:22-26 This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!(Matthew 17:5) Let God be true and everym an a liar! (Romans 3:4 Frank Parker can be reached at f email@example.com Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac and the promise Guest Column Frank Parker Joe and Mike had jobs at a cotton mill. One morning,thef oreman came along and found Joe reading a letter to h is co-worker. Hey!cried the foreman. What are you two guys up to? Mike got a letter from his girlfriend,explained Joe, but he cant read,so Im readinthe letter for him. How come you got the cotton in your ears?asked the foreman. J oe replied,I got this cotton in my ears cause Mike doesnt want me to hear what his girlfriend wrote to him! Sometimes,we feel that we can put ourselves in the midst of people and situations that encourage sinful living because we believe they will not affect us. Or,we think we are strong enough to withstand any temptation t hey might send our way. Those big,red marks on our foreheads are called ullseyes,and Satan,the great deceiver,just shot one of his flaming darts and hit us directly in the center. The devil wants us to feel like we can stand up to anything he throws at us,because he hopes,eventually,we will trip and fall. Bad influences are things we tend to take lightly,butw e should take them very seriously. 1 Timothy 6:11 r eads,But flee from these things,you man of God,and pursue righteousness,godliness,faith,love,perseverance and gentleness.First,con-c erning sin and evil pursuits, it teaches us to flee from these things.The word fleein this passage does not mean to associate,fellow-s hip,walk away slowly,etc. It means for us to get away from sin and its influences as fast as we possibly can. Second,the verse teaches us to pursue righteousness, godliness,faith,love,perseverance and gentleness. These are the things with which we must try hard to surround ourselves. Embracing these kinds of relationships will yield lives that are pleasing and accept-a ble to God. Remember what the apost le Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:33 about the types of relationships we have:Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts goodm orals.Do not forget who you are,and where you are. Surround yourself with righteousness and flee from evil, so that in the end,you do notg et caught off guard by one of Satans greatest deceptions that causes you to find yourself lost eternally. Kevins Komments is presented b y the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Visit www.sebringcoc. com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. It wont affect me! Are you sure about that? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Snapshots Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun
C M Y K By BOB GARVER Special to the News-SunLife of Piis the best film of the 2012 Thanksgiving season. The film is expertly crafted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee,it features an amazing debut performance from actor Suraj Sharma,it has perhaps the most beautiful water and aquatic life ever depicted on film,and theres a big Bengal tiger just waiting for you to show it love. The films early scenes depict the childhood of our hero Pi (Sharma grows up in India. He overcomes bullying through mathematics (or at least memorizing numbers); an inspiring feat that Im sure would get him bullied even worse outside of this uplifting movie. His family runs a local zoo,and his father teaches him at a young age to respect and fear the animals, particularly a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. He experiments with various religions,and his family has a spirited discussion on the subject of spirituality. These scenes are surprisingly compelling and workmanlike considering that they take place before we get to the action. Youll get a real appreciation for the dynamic and chemistry of Pis family, which sadly means that youll miss them all the more when they vanish in a spectacular shipwreck. Pi soon finds himself the lone human survivor of the wreck,sharing a lifeboat with a pitiable zebra,a sympathetic orangutan,a malicious hyena,and the enigma that is Richard Parker. Perhaps inevitably,the boats crew is quickly down to Pi and Richard Parker. At first Pi lives in fear of Richard Parker,surviving on a makeshift raft independent of the relative luxury of the lifeboat. Slowly the two form a bond of mutual dependency Richard Parker depends on Pi to provide him with his future food supply and Pi depends on Richard Parker not to make him his future food supply. This relationship built on fear and need gradually turns into one of respect and friendship as the two share the experience of a lifetime. The film never misses an opportunity to look absolutely gorgeous. Scenes set on land are none too shabby (my favorite being a lush, unspoiled island) but its at sea when the film is really a feast for the eyes. Colorful marine life pops up all the time to remind our heroes that they are a small part ofa big thriving world. The water itself is spellbinding, often harsh and unforgiving, but on rare occasion so tranquil and glasslike in consistency that I could swear the boat had washed ashore. The animals are,of course,rendered flawlessly to maximize the emotional impact. Richard Parker is legitimately scary at times, but believe me youll be feeling for him when he gets thin and mangy. For that matter,youll be equally moved by the performance of Suraj Sharma as Pi starts to look thin and mangy himself. Life of Piis filled with moments that are meant to be savored. Maybe the last act could go along at a faster clip because Pi is telling the story as an adult (Irrfan Khan) so were fairly sure of the outcome of some of his do-or-die decisions. Pis story is more interesting when the question is how does he?than when the question is simply does he? Even then the film manages to throw some uncertainty into the narrative. Such is the challenging nature of Life of Pi,one of the most intelligent,exciting,and impressive family films of the year. Three dtars out of five. Life of Piis rated PG for emotional thematic material throughout,and some scary action sequences and peril. Its running time is 127 minutes. Contact Bob Garver at email@example.com/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 7, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 2 2 4 4 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: I never had a desire to have kids. Im arried a man, Harry,who had four,and did my duty being with them on holidays,b irthdays and vacations. I never enjoyed it,and I have always been honest regarding my feelings about baby-sitting. N ow that Harrys children are grown and have c hildren of their own,they think my husband and I should give up our week-e nds and holidays to babysit their children. Harry a nd I have had several serious arguments about this. I have told his kids I do not want to watch their children. Harry will tell mea t the last minute that one of them is being dropped o ff because the father and his girlfriend are going out. When the grandchilda rrives,Harry disappears because he doesnt want to b e bothered. I served my time when my stepchildren were smalla nd have looked forward to the day Id no longer have to share my down time w ith kids. Three months ago I was surprisedwith the 7year-old so her dad and his honey could go to Atlantic City for a great time. I told them I had a political func-t ion to attend at 1:30 the next day; they didnt return until 3:30 in the afternoon. My husband thought it was fine to go without me! I would never have done that. I love Harry,but this is causing me major grief. P lease tell me what you think about this. Oh and did I mention they think because I was an elementary school teacher Is hould want to sit and play with their kids? Its comparing apples to oranges. Nearing WitsEnd in New Jersey D ear Nearing Wits End: What I think is that you are being taken advantage of,and it will continue as long as you allow it, however unwillingly.The next time Harry informs you at the last minute thata grandchild is being dropped off,grab your coat and purse and tell him you are going shopping,visiting a friend,seeing a movie or anything else that will get you out of theh ouse. If you do, perhaps the next time his kids needa baby sitter he will suggest thatt hey hire one. Oh,and did I mention that when you were a teacher,you were compensated for your labor? You are being used,a nd I hope you draw the line before you really a rrive at witsend. Dear Abby: I am a 70y ear-old man. Many people tell me I look much y ounger because I have my hair colored professionally. I started dyeing my hair about 16 years ago because my children are muchy ounger than those of most people my age. They wante d me to color my hair so that I didnt look like their friendsgrandparents. N ow friends and new acquaintances make comm ents about me not having any gray hair at my age. So,what do I say? ShouldI tell them that I have my hair colored? Should I just laugh? Please advise. To Dye or Not To Dye Dear T.D.O.N.T.D.: M any men have their hair professionally colored these days and others do it themselves at home. It is nothing to be a shamed of. You neither have to laugh nor to divulge the secret of your eternal youth. However,since you are beginning to feel self-con-s cious because you feel the color of your hair isnt a ge-appropriate,discuss it with your colorist. It may be time to let a little bit of gray come through at the temples. Dear Abby is written by A bigail Van Buren, also k nown as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles,C A 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Family treats retired teacher like free baby-sitting service Dear Abby By DAVID GERMAIN A P Movie WriterJ udging part one of Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Ringsprelude The Hobbit is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Y et here goes:The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journeis stuffed with Hollywoods latest technology 3-D,high-speed pro-j ection and Dolbys Atmos surround sound system. The result is some eye candy that truly dazzles and some that utterly distracts,at least in its test-run of 48 frames a sec-o nd,double the projection rate that has been standard s ince silent-film days. Its also overstuffed with, well,stuff. Prologues ands idestepping backstory. Long, boring councils among d warves,wizards and elves. A shallow blood feud extrapolated from sketchy appendices to J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Ringstog ive the film a bad guy. Remember the interm inable false endings of The Return of the King,the Academy Award-winningf inale of Jacksons Lord of the Rings? An Unexpected J ournehas a similar bloat throughout its nearly three hours,in which Tolkiensb risk story of intrepid little hobbit Bilbo Baggins is drawn out and diluted by disp ensable trimmings better left for DVD extras. T wo more parts are coming,so we wont know how the whole story comes together until the finale arrives in summer 2014. Parto nes embellishments may pay off nicely,but right now, An Unexpected Journe looks like the start of an unnecessary trilogy better told in one film. Split into three books, The Lord of the Ringswas a natural film trilogy,running n early half a million words, five times as long as The Hobbit. Jackson and his wife,Fran Walsh,along with screenwrit-i ng partners Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro who once was attached to direct The Hobbit,with Jackson producing havem eticulously mined Tolkien references to events that n ever played out in any of the books (stuff the filmmakers c all the in-between bits). With that added material, there building a much big-g er epic than Tolkiens book, the unexpected journey of h omebody Bilbo (Martin Freeman,with Ian Holm reprising his Lord of theR ingsrole as older Bilbo). Bilbo has no desire to hit the road after wizard Gandalf ( Ian McKellen,grandly reprising his own Rings r ole) and a company of dwarves turn up to enlist him on a quest to retake a dwarf mountain kingdom from the dragon that decimated it. Y et off he goes,encountering trolls,goblins,savage orcs and a grisly guy named Gollum (Andy Serkis,re-creating the character that pioneered motion-capture performance in The Lord of theR ings). Improved by a decade of visual-effects a dvances,Gollum solidifies his standing as one of the creepiest movie creatures ever. And as big-screen prologue moments go,Bilbosa cquisition of Gollums precious ring of power may be second only to Darth Vaders first hissy breath at the end of the Star Warsprequels. T he potential sea change with The Hobbitis J acksons 48-frame rate. Most theaters are not yet equipped for that speed,so the film largely will play at the standard 24 frames a second. Proponents,including J ames Cameron,say higher frame rates provide more l ifelike images,sharpen 3-D effects,and lessen or eliminate a flickering effect known as strobingthat comes with camera motion. I saw them ovie first at 24 frames a second and then at 48,and there absolutely right that higher speeds clarify the picture. Strobing noticeable at2 4 frames is gone at 48,providing a continuity that greatl y improves the action sequences. And the panoram as are like Middle-earth actually come to life,as though youre standing on ah ill looking down at the hobbitsShire. If Camerons Avatarwas like looking through a window at a fantastical landscape,AnU nexpected Journeat 48 frames is like removing the glass so you can step t hrough. But with great clarity c omes greater vision. At 48 frames,the film is more true to life,sometimes feeling so intimate its like watching live theater. That close-upp erspective also brings out the fakery of movies. Sets and props look like phony stage trappings at times,the crystal pictures bleaching away the painterly quality of traditional film. T his may be cinemas future,and the results u ndoubtedly will improve over time. Itll be an adjustment for audiences,though,and like the warmth of analog vinylv s. the precision of digital music,the dreaminess of traditional film vs. the crispness of high-frame rates will be a matter of taste. MCT James Nesbitt as Bofur, Martin Freeman, front, as Bilbo Baggins, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, William Kircher as Bifur, and Jed Brophy as Nori i n the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Lees Life of Pi gorgeous, exciting Hobbit suffers from story bloat Movie Review The Hobbit Rating: PG-13 (intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images) Running time: 169 minutes Review: (of 4
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, December 7, 2012 Cartoonist Charles Schulz and producer Lee Mendelson met so much resistance when making A Charlie Brown Christmasthat the Peanuts gang almost never made it to TV. In June 1965,Schulz and Mendelson got a network go-ahead to make a Christmas special and almost immediately,a series of battles over format,style and story began. First,we were under pressure to do it as an hour show,a big extravaganza like Rudolph, Mendelson says. But we wanted to do a half-hour. Next we got into it because we wanted to cast real children to do the voices instead of adult actors. Then we told them we wanted to use jazz. Then we told them we wanted to read a short passage from the Bible [in which Linus tells Charlie what Christmas is all about]. The network kept telling us,ouve got to be an hour,you cant use children,you cant use jazz,you cant use religion.Charles would say,Why not?And eventually wed get our way. When the finished product was turned in,the two network executives who screened it hated it. But ratings were phenomenal. After that,one executive called me and said he wanted to buy four more years,Mendelson says. But before he hung up,he told me,My aunt in New Jersey saw it and she hated it,too! Schulz & Co. were right and the TV execs aunt was wrong. The show is considered a classic and still going strong after all these years.BYDA VIDMA RTINDALEFort Worth Star-TelegramF or many TV viewers,Christmas wouldnt be C hristmas without Rudolph,Charlie Brown and the Grinch. T hese three animated holiday favorites have been part of our popular culture for more than five decades. M any viewers cant r emember a time when Rudolph the Red-Nosed R eindeer,A Charlie Brown Christmasand How the Grinch Stole Christmasdidnt air every s eason. But would you believe that these Christmas classics all f aced obstacles that could h ave prevented their getting o n TV in the first place? Charlie Brown overcame the l ongest odds. But Rudolph and t he Grinch had hurdles to clear as well. Here are their stories. Before it became an unforgettable TV favorite in 1964,Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeerwas a hit Gene Autry song. But if not for animator Arthur Rankin Jr.s perseverance,the most famous reindeer of all might never have graced the small screen. The composer of the song,Johnny Marks,was my neighbor,Rankin says. I kept saying,s do this, and hed resist. He was making a pretty good income from the song and he was fearful that it could be overexposed. But I finally prevailed. Marksfears proved unfounded. This hourlong show about the misfit reindeer that saves Christmas is the longest running Christmas television special of all time. Rankin chose to film Rudolph in the unique stop-motion animation style that he dubbed Animagic.Rick Goldschmidt,author of The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass,suggests the technique makes three-dimensional characters look like Christmas ornaments that had surreally come to life. It was a painstaking process,but worth the effort. It took a year to photograph it,Rankin recalls. That doesnt include scripts and recording and all those things that come first. Stop-motion animation requires building the figure,as opposed to drawing it. But you shoot it the same way you shoot animation,which is one frame at a time. Rankin also teamed with songwriter Jules Bass on Frosty the Snowman(linear animation) and The Little Drummer Bo(Animagic Nobody ever thinks anything they do is going to endure. So said the late Chuck Jones,the legendary cartoonist who drew Bugs Bunny and created the Roadrunner. Another of his classics is How the Grinch Stole Christmas,a cartoon he directed,produced and cowrote. Grinch was published in book form in 1957 by the late Theodor S. Geisel,aka Dr. Seuss. o see it still popular after 30 years,Jones said when interviewed in the late 1990s,Im surprised by that. Imagine how mind-boggling it would be if he could see that its still aired every holiday season. Nobody wanted to buy it,Jones said of Grinch beginnings in 1966. I had done the storyboard and I presented it 22 times to sponsors,to everyone who usually buys childrens shows,and none of them bought it. I finally found the Foundation for Commercial Banks to sponsor it. Of course,I couldnt see why they would buy the thing when it says,Christmas doesnt come from a store.Exactly what a banker would eschew. It also was a challenge for Jones to fill a 30-minute time slot with the original Seuss story about a sourpuss who swipes Christmas from the town of Whoville. It was a wonderful book,Jones said,ut it only ran about 12 minutes when reading it. So we had to extend the story while still holding on to the character. One of Jones favorite characters was developed during that expansion: Max,the reindeer dog,modeled after a clumsy fox terrier Jones had as a boy. The dog is a very important character in the show,Jones said. Through Maxs eyes, we see how vile the Grinch has become. The inside scoop on how three animated holiday TV classics almost never made it to the airwavesMax,left, and the Grinch Frosty the SnowmanPHOTOS COURTESY OF CLASSIC MEDIA PHOTOS COURTESY OF MGM/UA PHOTOS COURTESY OF UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE INC. Snoopy Rudolph M CT