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C M Y K How about a Living Tree?PAGE14BDevils fall to WildcatsPAGE1 BChristmas parade in photosPAGE6ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 151 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 83 64C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Partly sunny F orecast Question: Marijuana possession is now legal in Washington state. Should it be legal in Florida? Next question: Will changing parties help Charlie Crist in a future run for governor? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline Obituaries Mattie Pritchett Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 53.7% No 46.3% 099099401007 Total votes: 134 B usiness9A Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscopes 13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B News from the Watershed8B Pause and Consider13B SFSC News6B Sports On TV2B Sports Snapshots2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 0 0 Crazy good time fills streets for chili cook-off New-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The Smithsonian exhibit talks about more than the people who traveled. It describes how they traveled too. American history is as much about technology as it is the heart. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Its been a journey,Susan James said smiling,half relieved,half exhausted,as she strolled toward the Thakker Pavilion at Highlands Little Theatre Friday night. At the end of the guest line,James was the most relaxed shed been since the Florida Humanities Council first contacted her about bringing the Smithsonian Institutes Journey Storiestraveling exhibit to Highlands County. For the next six weeks,she said,it is the communitys turn to become enthralled with the unique opportunity to learn American history. Everyone is welcome on the self-guided tour, with no charge for the pleasure. It isnt an opportunity to be missed. Everybody in Highlands County came from somewhere else. Several local leaders shared their journey stories at the exhibit reception. There are relatively modern arrivals,like Sebring Mayor George Hensley who followed a beautiful girl here,Sebring City Councilor John Griffin who followed a dream,and Claude Arriving from everywhere else See JOURNEY,page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS L.J. Pepper, 12, serves Joy Hines a sample of chili Saturday afternoon during the Crazy Pepper Chili Cookoff in downtown Sebring. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Dozens of hungry a ttendees roamed North Commerce Avenue Saturday just past noon getting their tummies filled with delicious,homemade chili. The second Annual Crazy Pepper C hili Cook-Off kicked off for guests at noon Saturday with 13 participating teams,all of which brought their very own twist to a long-time classic comfort dish. T eams arrived bright and early Saturday,well before attendees,to prepare their recipes for the threehour mandatory cook time required in the contest rules. Among the many teams were last years People Choice winner Positive Mobility and returning champion Avon Park Rotary Club. Other teams included Cornerstone Hospice,Balmoral Assisted Living, Lake Placid Rotary Club,Sebring High School team,Chillen Like a Villain,Diversified Machine and Welding and others. The group of judges,composed of local dignitaries,law enforcement and first responders,began their test-tasting of the 13 different chilis shortly after the gates opened to the public. Attendees were able to sample each of the teamschili,as many samples as their bellies could handle,before casting their vote for their favorite. Balmorals Memory Care Lane director Joy Hines was enjoying her samples from two contestants when she voiced her opinion of the best chili she tasted Saturday. I like the Lake Placid Rotary chili .. .and,of cours,e Balmorals,Hines said with a smile. Norm Church of the LP Rotary Club was just across the street at the teams tent and was busy serving up samples to attendees with a smile and was thrilled to be a part of the event. Step up and grab a sample; its the News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Norm Church of Lake Placid Rotary Club serves up chili Saturday afternoon during the chili cook-off in Sebring. Event entries double in number See TEAMS,page 3A By GARY FINEOUT A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE F ormer Florida Gov. Charlie Crist,who was elected the s tates chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, announced on Twitter thath s switching to the Democratic Party. T he announcement Friday night fanned speculation that Crist would seek to regain hiso ld job from Republican Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. C rist sent out a tweet that said,Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in t he home of President (at T he tweet included a photo of a smiling Crist and his wife Carole as he held up a Florida voter registration application. The Tampa BayT imes reports that Crist signed the papers changing his affiliation from independent to Democrat at a Christmas reception at the White House. President Barack Obama greeted then ews with a fist bump. ve had friends for years t ell me,ou know Charlie, youre a Democrat and you dont know it,Crist told the newspaper Friday night. He cited the Republican P artys shift to the right on a range of issues,including immigration,education and the environment. Messages left for Crist by The Associated Press werent immediately returned Friday night. Crist was elected Florida governor in 2006 while in the GOP. As he moved to run for the U.S. Senate in 2010,he faced a tough primary challenge from the right and bolted the GOP to run as an independent. He lost a three-way Senate contest in 2010 to Republican Marco Rubio. Crist,56,spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.,that nominated Obama for a second term and campaigned for his re-election. Ex-Florida Gov. Crist tweets hes joining Democrats
C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery general; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 3 3 6 6 D ec. 5 62025364452x:3Next jackpot $6 millionDec. 1 2533454850x:3 Nov. 28 71215203449x:5 Dec. 7 69182124 Dec. 6 211243031 Dec. 5 36181921 Dec. 4 1423262830 Dec. 7 (n 0267 Dec. 7 (d 9415 Dec. 6 (n 7380 Dec. 6 (d 9006 Dec. 7(n 388 Dec. 7 (d 966 Dec. 6(n 774 Dec. 6 (d 716 Dec. 7 193233443 Dec. 4 3521307 Nov. 30 31417294 Nov. 27 61116422 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 Service today for Deputy MegnoSEBRING Visitation for Highlands County Sheriffs Deputy Kevin Megno will be from 3-4 p.m. today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,Sebring. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m. Megno,a former Avon Park police officer,was a school resource officer at Avon Park Middle School. He had recently gone to work at the Sheriffs Office. He died Tuesday evening after collapsing at his home. He was 55.Annual Avon Park Holiday Feast setAVON PARK The city of Avon Park is organizing its third annual Holiday Feast to benefit the less fortunate citizens of the city. Organizers will be serving a traditional,sit-down holiday meal from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. The feast will be held at the Avon Park Community Center,310 W. Main St. The city staff themselves,along with their families,will be serving the meal. The event will provide assistance to residents in need this holiday season and for residents to interact with city staff. Rumor has it that Santa Claus will be making an early stop at the event with something special for all children in attendance. Interlake Boulevard to close for repairLAKE PLACID Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will close Interlake Boulevard from the intersection at North Pine Avenue to Main Street. The closing will be between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Detours will be posted. For further information,contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.Smithsonian Institution has arrived in SebringSEBRING The Highlands Art Leagues Museum of the Arts is hosting the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit in Downtown Sebring until Jan. 19 and is free for the public to attend. The Florida Humanities Council,in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, is sponsoring the six-city Florida tour of Journey Stories an exhibit that uses images,audio and artifacts to illustrate the critical roles that traveling and moving have played in building our diverse American society. On Monday,students from various Highlands County middle schools will begin multi-day visits to the museum for class field trips. Adultsand kidsgroups are encouraged to contact MOTA at 385-6682 to schedule group visits. Admission to MOTA is free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturdays until the exhibit closes. Highlands MOTA is a sponsor of South Florida State Colleges MOFACs Journey Stories companion programming,featuring local stories and artwork by Owen Jolly,running concurrently with MOTAs Journey Stories exhibition. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 8A The next 100 years, w here will it bring us? This has been an interesting year of learningS ebring history,not only for me as I certainly have with all the research,butt heres also been many people that Ive had conv ersations with about quite a few of the articles,and theve lived in Sebringf or many moons. If youre one of the people that have f ound the articles,and the history of Sebring most fascinating as it is,please take a moment and consider becoming a member oft he Sebring Historical Society (SHS S ince the writing of these articles,I have been asked to join the Board ofD irectors for the SHS and I gladly accepted. I am not t he only new board member,Terry Elwood joins me and we all know T,the great Rotary gal that works at Keiber Law, as well as Jane Hancock. Jane and I served on the Centennial Committeet ogether,had the opportunity to get to know each other rather well,she conceives brilliant ideas and Im excited about the pos-s ibilities that lie ahead. Also on the board of d irectors you will find Gary Lamperelli (presi-d ent),Wanda Whitehouse (vice presidentShirley Kitchings (treasurer Jacquie Sebring Trevelyan (secretaryMarvin Kahn,A llen Altvater III (Centennial Committee president),Celeste Mabe, Jackie Webster and Norma Stokes. Ruth Davis andR obert Freeland have served for years and will not be on the board next year. Being that three of the board members served on the Centennial Committee says a lot about this board. Lets not forget to menCentennial Notebook B y Jen Brown Historical Society is active all year See HISTORY,page 8A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING The city of S ebring is one up in the ongoing battle over the wall after Highlands County Judge David Langford denied a request for ani njunction brought up by plaintiff Gingerlee Mitchelllindo. Sebring, along with Highlands County Florida and CivilS erv Design Group,Inc. are in the midst of a case that involves property owner Mitchelllindo and the retaining wall that surrounds her property at 503E Center Ave. Mitchelllindo filed for t he injunction in late November in hopes of preventing the city fromr emoving the wall,or at least slowing down the p rocess. The preliminary injunction,if granted, would have been a temporary one that would have given Mitchelllindo moret ime to file civil suits against the three parties. T he plantiff and defendant met Wednesday afternoon at the HighlandsC ounty Courthouse to speak with Langford. C ity Attorney Bob Swaine presented a request for denial of the prelimi-n ary injunction on the grounds that the courts had already seen and concluded t he case (09-001827-GCS back in September 2010. S waine argued that the injunction against the city of Sebring would not be the best for the community and would be of harm to thep ublic interest. The presence of this wall constitutes a violation of City of Sebring Code, Chapter 1,Section7 (dsince the entry of a preliminary injunction will serve harm to the public in that the wall will continue toe ncroach on a public rightof-way,Plaintiff cannot satisfy the element required that a preliminary injunction will serve the publici nterest,Swaines documents stated. The ongoing debacle has caused a great deal of turmoil for Mitchelllindo and countless hours and dollars.W ith the denial of her preliminary injunction, M itchelllindo is disappointed but plans to continue on with her fight. Langford turned down the injunction Im still p lanning on fighting. Im going to appeal to a higher court,Mitchelllindo said Thursday. Its just wrong and for the rest of my life Iw ont waste my time getting things the way youre s upposed to; getting permits and what not. It doest benefit you to do thingst he right,legal way when youre living under a corr upt government. Mitchelllindo is currently preparing an appeal to ah igher court to be granted the injunction. The property owner is also working on c ivil suits against the city of Sebring,Highlands C ounty and the surveyors involved in the project. City officials have slated the demolition of the wall to take place sometime dur-i ng the school holiday break. J udge denies injunction request Bringing in the new with an old tradition News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS O wen Harris (above 5 gets a little help w ith the hose from v olunteer fire figther Jackson Rushlo Saturday during the Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department wetd own at Alan Jay Ford. Chief Ben deBree (at right the Desoto City Volunteer Fire D epartment sprays d own his newest fire e ngine Saturday m orning at their departments first ever wetdown. Thel ong time tradition s erves as a initiation with a new addition to the department. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says it wont try top rivatize its license tag services. Tax collectors,who distribute state tags,and two manufacturing groups hadl obbied election officials and filed legal action against the department to block the changes. Highway Safety executive director Julie Jones on Friday told the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/SUrcfg d epartment had wanted to save money by paying private companies $31.4 million over two years to make tags and distribute mail and onlineo rders. Jones says she abandoned t he idea under pressure from the tax collectors,Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The state still plans to redesign its license plates. Residents can vote on four proposed designs at Vote4FloridaTag.com. Florida wont try to privatize license tag services
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 3A WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 4 4 2 2 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS K ris Koetje and Dr. John Pepper tally up scores after judging the Crazy Pepper Chili Cook-Off in downtown Sebring. best,Church said to a guest. ll be the judge of that, the guest said with a laugh. Church continued serving u p piping hot samples of his teams recipe. Its going great. This is our first year here. We didnt get to participate last yearb ecause I was tied up with a lot of other things at the time. But Im really happy to be h ere this year and Im planning on participating every y ear from now on,Church said. As the judges finished their samples of each of the teams chili,the scoringp rocess was under way at the judges tent. Kris Koetje and Dr. John Pepper were tallying up scores as guests continued to enjoy the chili,beer and other delicious foods. S ebring Rotary member Brian Krpata assisted Pepper a nd Koetje as they worked quickly to determine a winner. This year was much better than last year,Krpata said. B oth Pepper and Koetje agreed. We had double the teams this year,great sponsor Winn Dixie and a better turnout.T he judges got a little surprise when they tasted one of t he chilis this year,too, Krpata saidSebring Chamber CEO and c ook-off judge Steve Nyhan was definitely surprised when he found out that one of t he teams submitted a vegetarian chili to the contest. I couldnt even tell the difference when I ate it. It was definitely a good surprise,Nyhan said. Cornerstone Hospice was t he only participating team to submit a vegetarian chili to this years cook-off. The Crazy Pepper Chili Cook-Off announced the second year winner at 3 p.m. Saturday.A large portion oft he funds raised will be given to the St. Judes Childrens H ospital; the remaining funds will be used directly for the Highlands County Rotary Club. Teams vie for Crazy Pepper Chili title Continued from page 1A A ssociated PressDAYTONA BEACH More than two dozen sea turtles stressed by cold ocean waters have been airlifted from New England to recover in balmy Florida. The Coast Guard flew the turtles to Orlando on Friday. The Daytona Beach News Journal reports that 20 turtles were taken to SeaWorld Orlando. Five loggerhead turtles were taken to the Volusia County Marine Science Center. Three other facilities in Florida also took in turtles. A New England Aquarium spokesman says a record number of endangered and federally protected sea turtles have been treated this year for cold stress. SeaWorld officials say an unseasonably warm November delayed the turtlesexit from Cape Cod Bay. When water temperatures suddenly dropped,the turtles developed hypothermia and washed ashore. The turtles will be returned to their natural habitat when water temperatures are warmer. Sea turtle strandings in Cape Cod Bay,Mass. are so common that the phenomenon has its own annual season. But the brisk rate at which the cold-stunned turtles are washing ashore this year has packed a local rescue hospital. As of Saturday,221 turtles had stranded on the Cape this fall. The number has already exceeded the range of 50 to 200 that typically are stranded in a season from October to December. Cold sea turtles flown from New England to Florida NEWS-SUN News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Big Brothers and Big Sisters members Demarco and Derriyus Ramirez construct toy planes and cars Saturday with their big sister Theresa Niemi. BBBS held its annual Christmas party at the Highlands Hammock Recreation Center pavilion which included games, face painting and lunch. Each of the kids in attendance received a gift, stuffed animal, goodie bag and a book. C elebrating Christmas outdoors
C M Y K We should remember,however,it is not the first award the town has received. In 1995 the United States Department of Agriculture named Lake Placid rural community of the year,and in 1996 theo utstanding rural community of the year. Many cities competed against Last P lacid this year. Among other communities vying for the title were Joplin,Mo.,Concord,A laska which bragged about its spring snow and Eau Claire,Wis. J ust entering the contest is one example of what a vibrant place Lake Placid is. The honor came about because so many people took an interest,writing the magazine to explain just why their town w hich covers only 3.45 square miles and has fewer than 2,000 residents is so special. It is those residents who make the t own. Whether working individually or in groups,they created and nurtured the best Lake Placid has to offer. Citizens participate in the local government and volunteer on committees. Thec reative community is organized and has vision. Its families support organized sports. Today,the town embodies everything its founder,Dr. Melvil Dewey,hoped toa ccomplish,but couldnt quite make happen. Lake Placids history is interesting. The t own changed names more than once while growing from a handful of homesteaders,to a posh resort,to falling onh ard times in the Great Depression,to recovering and becoming a 21st century d estination spot. From the Mural Society and its 44 murals,to the Lake Placid Arts and CraftsC ooperative,to Keep Lake Placid Beautiful,to a robust chamber of comm erce with its stable of dedicated volunteers,to the Caladium Festival,Tobys Clown Museum,The Lake Placid Historical Society and Main Avenue with its All-American flair the town truly has a lot to offer. But wait,as they say on informercials, t heres more. What people have diversified and made appealing,nature enhances. Stunning lakes,public parks,scrub areas and golf courses provide excellento pportunities for swimming and boating; fishing and hunting; bird watching,and hiking,making Lake Placid fascinating for those who love the outdoors. And dont forget the views:the caladiu m fields and orange groves; the cypress trees and sunsets and the elegant clouds sliding across the brilliant blue skies. W e tend to undervalue our own backyards and overlook our neighbors. After all,we live in and see them every day.W hen strangers visit it is they who see us with fresh eyes. T he Readers Digests point-of-view view reflects what we miss just what an interesting place Lake Placid is. W e offer our respect and admiration to a community that has not only risen to c hallenges,but moved beyond. Savor the moment,you all earned it. Now,what about doing something with the Tower? TODAYSEDITORIAL 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com V ICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgM ITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com A DVERTISING Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com I have a friend named A my who has an incredible gift of decorating. She can m ake any place look fantastic. Give this woman a room to spruce up and she will have it looking fit for a photo spread in no time. I was at her house last night and she is totally set u p for Christmas. Tree up and decorated,garlands and lights out,wreath ont he door that plays Christmas carols the w hole nine yards. Thats her. And there are of course the people who t urn the outside of their house into a holiday wonderland. These are fun to drive by and look at while you ask the burning ques-t ion:What must their electric bill be like? Seriously,some of these are quite extensive and I admit they are fun to looka t. I think it takes a certain type of person to put somet hing like that up,knowing perfect strangers are goingt o be staring at their house for the next month. Thats them. And then theres me,whose sole nod to the season thus far hasb een to place a small ornament I got from Amy on a shelf in the living room. Dont get me wrong; Im not anti-decorating. Dona nd I will get around to doing something,though it will likely be confined to one room in the house. We will pull out the artificial tree we bought last year and maybe even hang ornaments on it this time. We will lay out the Christmas stockings since we dont have a mantel to hang them on. Maybe put out a few other things. It will look OK. I just dont have the touch that people like Amy have. Give me a place to decorate and you will find me hours later staring at the walls wondering what to do. And neither Don nor I are motivated to string hundreds of lights outside for people to gaze at. I dont know how other people find time to set up these elaborate outdoor displays. Dont they have other things that have to be done? My friend Tina tells me shes ahead of me in the decorating game thanks to her son Matthew,who goto ut their Nativity set and put a wreath on their door. H owever,she points out that the Nativity set remains in its box and hert ree,while up,is undecorated,so I have time to c atch up. Speaking of outdoor displays,I ran into a story on F acebook that was posted by local talk radio station WWTK (AM 730 According to the post, someone thought it wouldb e a wonderful idea to vandalize a Nativity scene that is set up in a field in Frostproof. The vandals apparently t ook a donkey and a representation of the baby J esussometime last weekend. City officials sayt heres an investigation going on but really,they just want the items put back. If they havent been r eturned by the time this column is out,let me appeal to the thieves. Its not cool to steal the baby Jesus. Just put the itemsb ack where you found them. Dont put a black mark on someones holiday for a cheap thrill. Whatever you happen to be celebrating this month, my hope is that you enjoy the time. That means doing as much or as little as you want when it comes to decorating,whether you go all out or not. Oh,and my friend Tina tells me her husband says there going to get their lights and decorations up on their tree this weekend. Looks like I have some work ahead of me if Im going to catch up. Tis the season,after all. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. is the season Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.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 firstname.lastname@example.org To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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 That most wonderful time of the yearhas arrived,and with it,most predictably,another round of attacks (yawn) by Secular Humanists doing their best to destroy the season by removing the Christ child from the creche. Yes,these are the same people who think goodness exists without God (with a capital G thinking minds at courthouse displays of the Ten Commandments. Nothing against all the free thinking atheists out there,but what rational argument can be made against Thou shalt not kill or Honor thy Father and Mother? Youd think free thinking would involve thinking outside the box a bit. It would have saved an atheist group time,money and the embarrassment of recently losing their lawsuit to remove a statue in Whitefish,Montana. One person,out of the countless thousands having skied past the 57-year old statue over the years,found it offensive. Had a little of that free thinkingbeen conjured,maybe they would come to the same conclusion the judge overseeing the case did in late November deciding the Jesusstatue should remain because it is of a historical nature having been erected as a World War II memorial for veterans who saw a similar one in Europe during WWII. Indeed,Americas founders separated church and state because of the tyrannical mess they escaped from and fought against,but it is a ruse to suggest God was removed in the process. Au contraire. Judeo-Christian morality is woven through the very fiber of the U.S. Constitution. The founders underpinned our nations laws with morality to maintain a steady framework that has been systematically chipped away at by individuals,a tiny minority I might add, forcing the masses to conform to their own religion of worshipping themselves,i.e., Thou shalt have no other gods before me. So now they are going after Charlie Brown. An atheist group is upset an Arkansas school offered students an optional,meaning not required,school field trip to see a production of Merry Christmas,Charlie Brownwhich just happened to be showing at a local church. The November 29 letter sent to the Little Rock Arkansas School District by the Appignani Humanist Legal Center speaks to separation of church and state and complains:The message of the play is clear:Jesus Christ is the son of God and the messiah,and the real meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the anniversary of his birth. It is completely sectarian in nature and expressly rejects any secular version of Christmas.... Well,duh. The group claims they are standing up for the rights of children, but what child,after watching A Charlie Brown Christmashas a conversion experience? But... if they do...good for them. Im thinking these people might need to deal with their own Christianphobia. Charlie Brown? Come on. The American Humanist Associations (AHAveiled its latest un-Christmas campaign,Bias Against Atheists Is Naughty,Not Nice, which accuses Christians of intolerance and depicts Santa Claus drafting a naughty list in the towns where the AHA claims atheists experienced discrimination because of their disbelief. At the expense of sounding nit-picky here,on what basis would these particular free thinkers claim discrimination is wrong? In doing so,arent they inadvertently acknowledging a belief in Judeo-Christian morality and a fortuitous belief in God? Check out Deuteronomy 10:17 which states God is against partiality (discrimination Humanists say humans can be good without God,but fall back into the same trap about the definition of good and how they arrived at that definition. They claim they want freedom from religion,which they already have because it is one of our founding principles. Besides,Christianity is not a religion. Never was. Never will be. Its a relationship. A way of life. A choice. But freedom from God is another matter altogether,and thats something thell have to work out with the man upstairs. Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and military advocate who writes about politics, the military, the economy and culture. Email Susan at email@example.com or her website at susanstamperbrown.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Secular humanists bid all a merry un-Christmas Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown Hats off to town of Lake Placid Ce lebrations and cong ratulations to the c itizens and leaders o f Lake Placid having t he town named most interestingin the country b y the Readers Digest m agazine is an honor.
C M Y K Special to the News-SunFlorida black bears are b eing seen with more frequency throughout the southw est part of our state due to the influx of more people and a growing bear population. The Florida Fish and Wildlife ConservationC ommission (FWC residents to store their garbage in a manner that denies bears access to it,or bears repeatedly will visit that neighborhood to obtain food. When bears easily obtain food from human sources, t hey begin to associate communities with a feeding opportunity. In turn,bears develop habits around people that are difficult to change a nd easily obtained food makes it far less likely that a bear will move on to more suitable habitat,said Chad Allison,FWC regionalw ildlife biologist. Some bears are moving northward to Lehigh Acres and other areas because they were forced out by their bear relatives to the south where there is good habitat and are looking for a new home elsewhere. These displaced bears often travel through an undeveloped corridor by Lake Trafford to Lehigh Acres. If not given a humancaused feeding opportunity, these bears will continue moving through Lehigh Acres to more suitable undev eloped bear habitat. The FWC recommends the f ollowing steps to prevent human-bear conflicts: Feed your pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Secure household garbage in a shed,garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before. Secure commercial g arbage in bear-resistant dumpsters consisting of m etal lids or metal-reinforced plastic lids and lock bars. Clean grills and store them in a locked,securep lace. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant. Protect gardens,apia ries,compost and livestock with electric fencing. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods secure that would attract wildlife. Ignoring these recommendations greatly increases the chances that a bear will become a nuisance conditioned to visiting neighborhoods,and have to be euthan ized. Help conserve wildlife by remembering a fed bear m ay become a dead bear. If you would like more information on avoiding conflicts with bears,visit MyFWC.com/Bear and click o n the video titled Living with Florida Black Bears. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 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 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 4 4 4 4 martial arts of america 00025861 By BARRY FOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentS EBRING Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell will hold the latest of his town hallstyle meetings at the Highlands Tea Partys regular Tuesday nights ession at Homers Restaurant in the Sebring Square shopping plaza. The District 2 commissioner is well known for attending meetings of all political and socialr ealm in an effort to gain a wide array of viewpoints and input on county matters. Tea Party officials have done much the same thing. Although on a national level the Tea Party has been an activist organizationp ushing for the return to the United States Constitution,on a local level the group has c entered in on an educational function. During the recent political campaign for instance,the Tea Party hosted a variety of dif-f erent candidates representing Democrat, Republican and even a candidate with no p arty affiliation. I hope to get a great turnout from these folks,Elwell said. I encourage residents of every political affiliation and philosophy to attend and participate. T his will be Elwells fourth such session. It marks the mid-way point in his four year i naugural term as county commissioner. He started the practice a year ago with a goal of building a better bridge between county gov-e rnment and its residents. His goal in holding the meetings is to gain what he terms a more full understandingoft he issues that are important to the citizenry. The meetings are designed with the dual purpose of answering questions residents have about county commission issues,as well as taking input onc itizens' thoughts and concerns. The pattern has remained the same,with opening remarks by the commissioner generally centering around a recap of county action regarding important and h ot button issues,followed by a general discussion time consisting of a question and answer session. Im hoping the majority of the time well be able to take concerns and questions back to the next commission meeting. We also mayb e able to clear up some rumors or things they may have heard and shed some informat ion there as well,he said. Issues expected to come up include animal c ontrol,the recent audit update on the asphalt plant,questions about the asphalt plant,the Swamp Hammock mud bog park,the pro-p osed new building for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office and possibly discussion on t he countys Economic Development Commission and Tourist Development Council. Each of the meetings has had increased p articipation,with the last session also streamed over the Internet. There is no indication as to whether or not that service will bea vailable for this gathering. Elwell slates town hall-style meeting for Tuesday Elwell MATTIE PRITCHETT Mrs. Mattie Pritchett went to heaven on Tuesday,Nov. 27,2012 from her granddaughters home. She was 87 years young. She was born on Aug. 9,1925 in Grayson County,Ky. She was a faithful wife to Bill Pritchett for 67 years. She was a loving mom to Judy and Trudy. Her grandchildren are Stephanie,Rob,Jason,Paul, and John. She has nine greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Olga Shain,and siblings,Rachel,Walter, Hubert,Woodrow,Ralph, Hib,Pete,and Betty. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, Dec. 14,2012 at10 a.m. at Thunderbird Village I Clubhouse at 3910 Thunderbird Hills Circle, Sebring,FL 33870. Pritchett OBITUARY Bear with us, store your garbage The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN B y RAQUEL MARIA DILLON Associated PressMALIBU,Calif. No government agency is taking action to remove the decaying carcass of a whale on a Californiab each,making it appear the job will be left to Mother Nature. The corpse of the huge fin whale created a spectacle on Friday as people wandered down the narrow Malibu beach to look att he remains white bones,rolls of blubber and the tail flukes trailing along the waters edge. The homes of movie stars,celebrities and others line the cliffs high above the slenderb each. Looking over the whale,Malibu resident Ben Dossett suggested there was now non eed to try to remove it. ou look at the difference between what it was on Tuesday to what it is today. I thinkt hey can just leave it and let nature take its course,he said. T he smell had largely faded away,but s till attached to the shoes of those who came near. Some people took pictures,a boy poked the bones and dogs sniffed it. s really sad that this is my first time seeing a whale,said Ingrid De La O,aM alibu resident. Its mind-boggling to see this immense huge thing that lives in the water. The 40-foot-long,40,000-pound juvenile male washed ashore Monday near PointD ume,which marks the western end of Santa Monica Bay,about 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. From the evidence that we have so far,it appears that it was hit by a ship,said JonsieR oss,marine mammal coordinator for the California Wildlife Center. James Respondek,a real estate agent who l ives in the area,worried that the carcass would draw sharks that could pose a threat to his young daughter,who swims in thec ove,and to his favorite surfing spot down the beach. He said he was frustrated that no a gency would remove the carcass. Rotting whale in Malibu likely left to nature In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 8 8 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Miss Florida 2012 Laura McKeeman waves to the large crowd Friday night during the Sebring Christmas parade. N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS D ancers from Dance Unlimited kick their way around the Circle on Friday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Tanner Hengy (from left), 6, C olby Guzik, 6, and Cody L ittlefield, 7, make a mad dash for candy Friday e vening during t he Christmas p arade in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Brice Barerra holds up 4-month-old Ezra to get a better look at the Christmas parade. C hristmas comes to Sebring bringing fun for all ages
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 7A CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, #5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 0 0 2 2 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 2 2 3 3 H owerton who arrived just out of the Navy after World War II looking for temporary w ork,fell in love with the work,the area and a prosperous rancher owners daughter,so he stayed the rest (so far) of his life. M any speakers,however, explained that it was their forefathers and mothers who had the adventure. For example,John Skipper, a sixth generation Floridian, told how the first Skipper a rrived in Florida from South Carolina in 1802. HowS kipper men fought in the Indian Wars,winning land in the process and steadily moving south. How Skippers survived the destruction of FortM eade when Yankee soldiers burned it to the ground during the Civil War,and ended up where Highlands Hammock State Park is now. D enise Grimsley said on her mothers side she too comes from a five generations deep Floridian family that originally moved from South Carolina to become farmers in Hamilton County. The weather was too cold, however,so the family moved into Hardee County where Grimsley grew up. e used to come to Sebring for dates,she said. I remember when 27 was a two-lane road and there was a movie house in the Southgate Plaza,where the private nursing school is now. It wasc alled the Rocking Chair Theater. Then the first McDonalds opened up and we could have a date of a movie and dinner. S ome Highlands County people have more exotic backgrounds than most. Marvin Kahn described how his father escaped Lithuania on the eve of World War I. The virulent antiSemitism meant Jewish families were not allowed to work or own property. Leaving for t he new world was the only option. Kahn explained how his father arrived in Highlands County in 1923,where heh ad the good fortunes of bumping into George Sebring and being welcomed to the community. The family settled in as dry grocers andg rove owners. Kahn,speaking in a soft Central Florida accent,so unlike the European accent his father had used,told the audience,e lived free here. The people were friendly,there was no antiSemitism. We had a good life. N ews-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY B e sure not to the miss Journey Stories, which will be at the Highlands Museum of the Arts until Jan. 19. MOTA is behind the Sebring Public Library, where Center Avenue intersects Lakeview Drive. Journey Stories, at the MOTA for the next six weeks, provides a no cost walk through American History. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call 3855312 for more information. Journey Stories opens at MOTA Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR The Captains Bell sits on display and serves as a memorable part of the Pearl Harbor tragedy during the Veterans Service Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony Friday in S ebring. R emembering Pearl Harbor Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Associated PressTAMPA Authorities s ay an Indiana woman was struck by a car and killed as she walked across a Tampa Bay bridge. A ccording to Florida Highway Patrol,Lucindi Sueann Lane of Kendallville,Ind.,was walking south earlyS aturday along the shoulder of the Howard Frankland Bridge. She was struck by a car driven by an 18-year-old Florida woman. F HP officials say Lane, 25,died at the scene. N either the driver nor three other teenagers in her car were injured. I t was not immediately clear why Lane was walki ng across the bridge. According to an FHP report,alcohol may have been a factor. Indiana woman k illed while w alking across F lorida bridge
C M Y K Homeowners Association meets MondaySEBRING The H ighlands County Homeowners Association will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Sebring Country Estates clubhouse. DickF earnow,representing the Senior vs Crimegroup, will speak on how to fight back against those trying to steal money. T he Glad Hatters,a group from the Highlands Little Theatre,will also be on hand to help with the holiday spirit.MOAA meets SaturdaySEBRING Members of the local chapter of theM ilitary Officers Association of America h ave been invited for a luncheon meeting Saturday at the Palm Diner in Sebring. e are asking all of our m embers to come to this event,which observes the 2 7th year of the chapters founding,said retired USAF Col. Roy Whitton,o ne of the organizations founders. T he luncheon will start at the Palm Diners Bar and Grill room and all membersa re invited. It was explained that luncheon will be free to all members,but drinks will b e paid by the attendees. During the years from 1 985,the MOAA chapter has been active in the support of the six Junior ROTC in the surrounding counties as well as other events int he area.Rev. Angie at Scribes Night OutSEBRING The Featured Reader at todayss ession of Scribes Night Out (SNOv. A ngeline Theisen,or,as she prefers to be called,Rev. Angie.Shes a retired minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church butg rew up writing and performing stand-up comic routines. The event begins at 6 p.m. today at BrewstersC offee House,2191 U.S. 27 North (just south of the Home Depot). Humor still plays a large role in Rev.Angielife. In 2008,she published a series of personal essays some serious,others very funn called,Seasons Readings.The book is divided into the four seasons of the year,with the essays touching on what all of us have in common as human beings.She is now working on a second edition and says she has enough material for a third or fourth edition. Besides being an essayist and a writer,Rev.Angie, who lives in Lake Placid,is also a motivational speaker and a member of Mensa. Following Rev.Angie will be the Open Mik portion of Scribes Night Out. This allows other writers in the audience a chance to share a brief sample of their writings. Arthur Lefkowitz,who serves as the overall facilitator for SNO events,will also be the moderator for the evening. For more information,call Lefkowitz at 3851554. Seminar touches on joint replacementSEBRING Florida Hospital,as part of its community medical education series,will host a seminar specifically to explain surgical and non-surgical treatment and options and advances in total joint replacement,for those with k nee and hip concerns. This free seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Florida Hospital,on Sun N Lake Boulevard,inC onference Room 1. The presentation will be offered by Florida Joint and Spine Institute. Florida Hospital welc omes all of those who are interested in attending the seminar. Call 402-3627 to register.Christmas Tea is MondaySEBRING GFWC Womans Club of Sebring will hold its annualC hristmas Tea at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Members are r equested to bring fingerfood,tea sandwiches,vegetable tray,cookies,etc. A contribution of an unwrapped new toy for a c hild up to 10 years of age is requested of all members. Canned goods and non-perishable food for the Heartland Food Reservoir,I nc. would also be appreciated.FHREDI/FFF meet MondaySEBRING Floridas H eartland Regional Economic Development Initiative Inc. and FloridasF reshwater Frontier Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Heartland W orkforce,5901 U.S. 27 South. T he meeting will cover FHREDI/FFF and other related board issues. For further information,contact Gina Reynolds at 385-4900.Highlands Biggest Loser Challenge begins soonSEBRING Starting in December the Biggest Loserr eturns to the Highlands County Family YMCA. T here will be an open house question and answer session regarding all information for the Biggest Loser at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at theH ighlands County Family YMCA. The Biggest Loser is a 13-week challenge designed by a Biggest Loser Pro andi ncludes weekly Web meetings,accountability with help from a personal trainer, nutrition counseling,outdoor challenges,and Biggest Loser workouts. Participants will also receive reduced rates for personal training sessions at the YMCA. The first weigh-in will be from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29,at the Highlands YMCA Fitness Center. The first challenge is the YMCAs Last Day 5K event being held on the same day as weigh-ins. For fees and other information contact the YMCA at 382-9622 Biggest Loser Pro is an AFAA certified instructor through www.biggestloserlivetraining.com.Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meetsSEBRING Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will hold its Christmas celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ,3800 S ebring Parkway,rear fellowship hall. After a brief meeting,there will be rock challenges,puzzles and games and prizes. M embers are asked to bring potluck foods,hors douevres,desserts and drinks such as soda and tea. Dont forget to bring aw rapped rock for the exchange. Since turquoise is the birthstone for December, there will be a contest fort he person who wears the most or has the most unusual piece:such as necklaces, pins,rings,even clothing. Remember to get tickets for that lovely turquoise neck-l ace. For more information, c all 453-7054.Cahal Dunne comes to ReflectionsA VON PARK Cahal Dunne will bring his Christmas show to Reflections on Silver Lake at 6;30 p.m. Monday. D unne is a composer, pianist,comedian,story t eller,and television personality. His style is rich and deep,reflecting the manys trands in his distinguished career. T his lively,up-tempo show is open to the public and tickets are $8. For morei nformation call 452-5037. Good Shepherd Hospice offers grief support groupsSEBRING When people die,their families and loved ones may need help to cope with the pain ands ense of loss. Good Shepherd Hospice is offering free grief support groups in Sebring where adults,children and teens can share their feelings with others and learn ways tow ork through their grief. An adult grief support g roup will meet from 1011:30 a.m. Thursday at the Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road. The meetings are open ended. C hildren and teens can receive age-specific grief support from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice SunR oom,3003 Herring Road. One parent or guardian must also attend. The groups are free and open to anyone who has losta loved one. Participants need not have used Good Shepherd Hospice programs in the past. Space is limited and reservations are requested. To RSVP or for more information,contact Angel Sanders at 402-1066.Events planned at posts, lodgesAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi today; call for time. Riders dinner is from 4-6 p.m. Legion meets at 7 p.m. Monday; Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bil-Di on Wednesday and music by Lora Patton on Friday; call for times. Doo Wop dinner tickets are on sale now at the bar. For more information,call 4534553. LAKE PLACID VFW Post 3880 House Committee meets at 2 p.m. today. The Ladies Auxiliaryg eneral meeting is at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Music provided by Steve Baker on Friday and by Mike King on Saturday; call for times.C hristmas dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday,Dec. 21 (must show current 3380 membership card to get free ticket). For details,call6 99-5444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host Wild Bill Karaoke today; call for time. Moose Legion meets at 6 p.m. Monday. Karaokeb y Firemen on Wednesday; music by Frank E. on T hursday; music by Larry Musgrave on Friday; all times from 6-10 p.m.M oose Riders lunch is Saturday (call for details, t ime); Disco Night with Disco Frank from 6-10 p.m. For more information,call 465-0131. S EBRING The Sebring Moose L odge 2259 will have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Music by Gary andS hirley on Wednesday. Women of the Moose Joint O fficers business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the general meeting at 8p .m. Music by Red Neck Joe Band from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Larry M usgrave from 6-10 p.m. Saturday; Moose Riders b ake sale at 8 p.m. Any questions,call 655-3920. The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave.,will host aS huffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday. Nickel Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Mini-shuffleboard Tournament at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. For more information,call 385-2966. T he Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Activity Committee m eets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in dining room. Wacky Wednesday music provided by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. BuddyC anova will provide the music after the Friday buffet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Eggnog party is Saturday; cost is $10. Bring horsd oeuvres. Dance to Don and Allen from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 471-3557. AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Peggy and Perry from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pizza will be available. The Moose Riders of Sebring Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 will have a bake sale from 6-10 p.m. Thursday.All baked contributions would be appreciated. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase toys for needy children in the local community. Music by Larry Musgrave is also being held at that time. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new patients accepted; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Save Thousands The Smart Choice For New, Certified Pre-Owned & Used Cars-Trucks-SUVs. Centralfloridawheels.com t ion archivist Carole Goad. She is amazing and runs the place in her dreams. I f you already are a member,we thank you,please send y our comments and suggestions our way so we can kick off 2013 with a bang. Being a Historical Society member is a worthwhile adventure. All ofu s are needed,including you, to take us into the next 100 y ears with vigor and joy.We are on the path of creating a fun and exciting HistoricalS ociety,to keep our rich history alive and growing. A s a new board member,I am asking for your feedback, for your ideas. I am asking y ou to take part in this; this is your Historical Society,its your city of Sebring,its your life and your legacy. It doesnt take much; a simple email tom e will do it. With memberships starting at just $15 per year,theres no reason not to join in and help make this a great club for allo f Sebring to enjoy. It all started when particip ants from a class reunion in 1962 enjoyed reminiscing som uch that Floyd Schumacher invited a few friends to a party where conversation for the entire evening was centered on events and the early days ofS ebring. As a result of the interest,Schumacher gathered a few friends together and a plan was developed to organize the Sebring HistoricalS ociety. The Society was chartered Aug. 7,1968,with Ray Graddy as president. Meanwhile,historian Allen Altvater Sr. had been collecting stories on the beginning days of Sebring. This priceless heritage was donated to Society and stored in the basement of the old Sebring Post Office. The collection remained in the basement until the new library was built in 1989. The generosity of Woodrow Harshmans financial contribution made possible the present location. The archivist is on duty for questions that need answering and stateof-the-art equipment is available for researchers. The Society has archived thousands of documents and photographs,and h undreds of files that are readily accessible to students and researchers. These CentennialN otebookarticles will also be in the archives come year-end. A ll activities of the archives management are intended to shine light on the positive accomplishments of people in our community,to remembera nd honor individuals who have represent or have repres ented the best in community spirit,to include every person and group and lead them tor ealize they are stakeholders in this community. T he Historical Society is behind the library by the Jack Stroup Civic Center at 321 W. C enter Ave. and is open to the public from 9 a.m. til 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.The Society also published a commemorativec offee table book for our Centennial year called The One-Hundred Years of Sebring. There still available and make terrific holidayg ifts,and only $20 with mention of this article,tax include d. A gentle reminder that t oday at 10:30 a.m. theres a special Sebring Centennial Church Service at First United Methodist Church,126 Pine St. in downtown Sebring,the Homechurch of town founder George E. Sebring, and all of the community is invited. As Sebring marks its 100th birthday,five genera-t ions of Sebrings have worshipped in and have supported this church. Following the worship service is a pot luck luncheon,and you are welcomed to that as well. If you have any centennial news,or know of someone that deserves recognition for doing something in honor of our Centennial year,please let me know. Im available at 655-5554,by email at JenBrown@email.com,or www.facebook.com/sebringcentennial. Thanks for reading this article,and thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to keep everyone informed and allowing me this newspaper space. Reference this article the remaining three Sundays of the year for any and all updates. Continued from page 2A History lives on through Historical Society Associated PressB ARTOW A central Florida man faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of a fatal gang shooting. A Polk County jury found 20-year-old Alejandro BaezGarcia guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and attempted second-degreem urder. Because prosecutors didnt seek the death penalty, life imprisonment is the only option at his Feb. 1 sentencing. A uthorities say BaezGarcia was riding in a van with friends in January 2011 w hen he opened the sliding door and began firing at people in front of a Lakeland home. The Ledger( http://bit.ly/VsY5OK ) r eports that 19-year-old Juan Castillo and his then-11year-old brother were both hit. Castillo died from his wounds,and the youngerb rother was left paralyzed. A defense attorney says Baez-Garcia was acting in self-defense after Castilloa nd others began throwing rocks and sticks at the van. Man guilty in gang shooting
C M Y K Special to the News-SunTAVARES Cornerstone H ospice and Palliative Care (http://www.CornerstoneHos pice.org) has named Charles ChuckLee as president and chief executive officer. L ee is a veteran in the hospice industry who has led patient care operations, strategic planning,fund raising,business development, and volunteer recruitment at several hospice organiza-t ions. e are f ortunate to welcome Chuck to our leadership team,saidJ ohn Moore, Cornerstone Hospice board chairman. His proven ability to work c ollaboratively to provide exceptional care while sustaining and expanding programs will benefit the organization as we move into a challenging time for health care providers. I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve the team at Cornerstone Hospice,Lee said. Cornerstone has a long tradition of excellence in serving dying persons and their loved ones in Central Florida,and I'm excited to play a part in keeping that tradition strong in the years ahead. Lee,who most recently has served as chief operations officer at Hospice of Chattanooga in Tennessee, will assume his role at Cornerstone Hospice,which serves seven Central Florida counties including Highlands,on Jan. 2. Prior to Chattanooga,Lee served as senior vice president of operations at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola and worked with hospices across the country as a leader with the Studer Covenant Alliance. In the coming years,hospice programs including Cornerstone will face daunting challenges,Lee said. ighter regulations, changes in reimbursement, and increased competition will demand that Cornerstone enhance the quality of its service delivery,keep costs u nder control,and find creative new ways to ensure that o ur caring mission remains intact. Cornerstone Hospice has been providing compassionate care for people facingl ife-limiting illnesses and their families since 1984. In 2011,the agency served 4,281patients,plus thousands more friends and loved ones,and Cornerstone currently serves more than 800p atients each day. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 9A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 1 1 BUSINESS S pecial to the News-SunThe holidays are not a t ime to take a breakfrom job hunting,cautions Heartland Workforce. Here are some guidelines for those in the job market thish oliday season: Seek help from your local One-Stop Career Center,where available services include job searcha ssistance,resume review or development,interview mastery techniques,andm ore! Some businesses hire part-time workers to fillp ositions created by holiday vacations or to meet yeare nd demand from customers. Although you may be seeking full-timee mployment,part-time employment is an excellent w ay to show your talents to a prospective employer. Dont put off applying for full-time work during the holidays. Companieso perating on a calendar year budget are making staffing d ecisions now for the coming year. Use all available tools. I ncorporate social media into your job search by using LinkedIn,and/or fol-l opotential employers on Twitter,and become a fan on Facebook. Take advantage of the season by attending parties or gatherings and network-i ng with people who might know of job openings now o r jobs that will post in the future. Be positive and be p atient. Bringing a positive attitude to your job search a nd interviews will help you be successful. Understand that it takes time for a company to make its selection of new staff. Be courteous and understanding when you f ollow up with potential employers your attitude on the phone may be thed eciding factor in getting an interview or job offer.A thank yougoes a longw ay both before and after the interview. Use staffing agencies. More and more employers are using contingent work-e rs,especially during times of economic recovery and uncertainty. These jobs often turn into regular fulltime employment; but eveni f they dont,the experience can yield a positive employer recommendation. There is some truth to the statement that the hardest job of all is finding ag ood job. Try to maintain a positive attitude,focus on y our health,and enjoy the extra time you have to do things for and with yourf amily. Get organized be m ethodical about your job search write and/or design a new resume. Heartland Workforce has three OneStop Career Centerse quipped with staff and resources to help you find a j ob. Or attend a workshop on Interview skills,Job Readiness,or ResumeW riting. Continue your job search during the holidays Not a time to take a b reak from job hunting Courtesy photo T he American and Florida state flags in front of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce were taken down some time ago while the building was being painted. Last week, the Mason Smoak Foundation Leadership Youth Group met in the chamber conference room. When the meeting was over, Logan Lowery and Koy McGrath, both of the Avon Park High School Junior ROTC replaced the flags in front of the chamber office. F lags back up at chamber S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Navigating tax issues around hiring workers can be challenging. South Florida State College will host a livew ebinar on basic payroll tax planning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday. Prepared by the IRS,this class can help you determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors as well asg uide you through the tax requirements for each. T his class is a must for any entrepreneur who will be paying people to work in his orh er business. By the end of this course,you will recognize the difference between employees and independent contractors,understand employer responsibilities related to taxes,filing,and IRS and Florida requirements,be able to complyw ith IRS payroll tax deposit and reporting requirements for employees and independent contractors andhave greater confidence in managing the tax requirements. The speaker will be Linda Tuzzolo, I nternal Revenue Service senior stakeholder liaison. Cost is $25. To register call SFSC ( 863) 784-7405. When registering refer to CRN 11602. F or more information contact David Noel,863-784-7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.. Payroll tax planning webinar set Lee named CEO of Cornerstone Hospice A ssociated PressN EW YORK Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac comput-e rs to the United States next year. Industry watchers said t he announcement is both a cunning public-relations move and a harbinger ofm ore manufacturing jobs moving back to the U.S. a s wages rise in China. Cook made the comments in part of an inter-v iew taped for NBCs Rock Center,but aired T hursday morning on odayand posted on the networks website. In a separate interview with BloombergB usinessweek,he said that the company will s pend $100 million in 2013 to move production of the line to the U.S.f rom China. This doesnt mean that A pple will do it ourselves, but well be working with people and well be i nvesting our money, Cook told Bloomberg. That suggests the company could be helping its Taiwanese manufacturingp artner Foxconn Technology Group to set up a factory in the U.S. Apple representatives had no comment Thursdayb eyond Cooks remarks. Like most consumer e lectronics companies, Apple forges agreementsw ith contract manufacturers to assemble its products overseas. However, the assembly accounts fora fraction of the cost of m aking a PC or smartphone. Most of the cost lies in buying chips,and many of those are made in the U.S.,Cook noted inh is interview with NBC. The company and Foxconn have faced significant criticism this year over working conditions at the Chinese facilities where Apple products are assembled. The attention prompted Foxconn to raise salaries. Cook didnt say which line of computers would be produced in the U.S. or where in the country they would be made. But he told Bloomberg that the production would include more than just final assembly. That suggests that machining of cases and printing of circuit boards could take place in the U.S. The simplest Macs to assemble are the Mac Pro and Mac Mini desktop computers. Since they lack the built-in screens of the MacBooks and iMacs, they would likely be easier to separate from the Asian display supply chain. Regardless,the U.S. manufacturing line is expected to represent justa tiny piece of Apples overall production.Apple is latching on to a trend that could see many jobs move back to the U.S., said Hal Sirkin,a partner with The Boston Consulting Group. He noted that Lenovo Group, the Chinese company thats neck-and-neck with Hewlett-Packard Co. for the title of worlds largest PC maker,announced in October that it will start making PCs and tablets in the U.S. Apple to p roduce Macs in the US next year Lee Jones
C M Y K Associated PressW ASHINGTON Republican senators are pressing the U.S. governments housing official to take steps to shore up the fed-e ral agency that insures mortgages for millions of borrowers. An audit shows the agency faces $16.3 billion in losses and might require a taxpayer bailout. S haun Donovan,secretary of housing and urban develo pment,said Thursday at a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee that the agency,the Federal Housing Administration,has alreadyt aken action to strengthen its finances. Republican senators said more must be done,such as ending the FHAs backing ofr everse mortgages. They said the FHA has sustained big losses from defaults on those loans, which allow homeowners age 62 or older to borrow against their homes equity. They also urged reducing the maximum amounts of mortgages that can be insured by the FHA. The independent audit showed that the FHAs estimated losses were steeper than earlier projections. High numbers of mortgage defaults triggered by the housing crisis have reduced the agencs reserve funds,it showed. Mortgages insured by the FHA that were issued in 2007 and 2008 caused a major part of the losses,Donovan said. There is clear potential now for a taxpayer bailout, said Sen. David Vitter,R-La. The agency has expanded so-called short sales whena home sells for less than what is owed on the mortgage. And it has raised annual i nsurance premiums paid by FHA borrowers by an average of $13 a month. Based on those steps,I believe we have significantlyd ecreased the chance of having a bailout at the end of 2013,Donovan said. But Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama,the committees senior Republican,said the agency must do more. It is time for serious reform of the FHA before it n eeds a taxpayer bailout,if it isnt too late already. Donovan agreed the changes would be helpful. But he said that HUD lackst he legal authority to make those changes in the FHAs operations and Congress would have to revise the law to make it possible. B y BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterNEW YORK T-Mobile will likely start carrying the iPhone next year after its par-e nt company,Deutsche Telekom,said it has reached a new deal with Apple. T-Mobile USA had been the lone iPhone-less carriera mong the four national wireless companies in the U.S. Although it has been possible to use iPhones on T-Mobile networks,customers had top rovide the phones themselves. The phones also work at much slower speeds,t hough T-Mobile has been reshuffling its network to match or exceed AT&Ts datas peeds. The three larger carriers, A T&T Inc.,Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., already sell the iPhone,as dom any smaller ones. Deutsche Telekom AGsaid T hursday that T-Mobile will add Apple products to its portfolio in the coming year. Though it didnt mention the iPhone by name in its pressr elease,thats the product it is most likely referring to. I s possible T-Mobile will also sell a cellular version of the iPad,as the three national carriers do. Apple spokeswoman N atalie Harrison confirmed the agreement but would not c omment further. In an email, T-Mobile also wouldnt mention the iPhone by name,saying only that more details will come at a later date. H aving the iPhone would l ikely win T-Mobile more customers and help it keep up with rivals. But the upfront costs of carrying the device are high for phone compa-n ies. Thats because carriers subsidize the iPhone when they sell it to customers, counting on making up the money in service fees overt he life of a two-year contract. Last year,U.S. Cellular Corp.,the countrys sixthlargest cellphone company, said it turned down an oppor-t unity to carry the iPhone, saying its too expensive. T-Mobile has agreed to c ombine its cellphone business with MetroPCS Communications Inc. in ad eal they signed earlier this fall. The combined company w ill stay No. 4 among U.S. wireless carriers,though the combination is aimed at let-t ing the two better compete with larger rivals. Deutsche T elekom will hold a 74 percent stake in the combined company. MetroPCS shareholders will own the rest. The deal awaits governmentc learance. If youre like many Americans 71 percent,a ccording to an AARP survey you might be under the impression that your 401(k doesnt charge you any-t hing to maintain your account. Youd be wrong. In fact,these companies typically charge fees equivalent to 0.5 to 2 percent ofy our account balance each year sometimes as high as 5 percent. In addition too ngoing tariffs for managing your investment options,plan administra-t ors often deduct numerous other fees from individua lsaccounts,including charges for administrative costs,sales commissions,a dvertising,insurance,and trading expenses. P erhaps equally disturbing is that many employers which have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the retirement plans they spon-s or have reasonable fees and expenses often dont k now what fees their employees are being charged either. O ver time,out-of-control fees can take a serious toll. T he Department of Labor estimates that paying just 1 percent in extraneous fees e ach year could reduce your account balance by 28 percent during an average working career. Finding let alone u nderstanding such fee disclosures can be timeconsuming and often involves wading through complex plan documents.T hats why last year,the Labor Department issued r egulations requiring fund administrators to provide am ore transparent breakdown of their fees to employers,which in turn must pass the information along to employees. D uring the first disclosure phase,investment companies were required to send a detailed statement about their plans invest-m ent options,including fund performance and fees. You should have received this information from your employer by Aug. 31, 2012. This statement, which will hereafter be sent annually,should include: An explanation of any fees and expenses for general plan administration, such as legal,accounting and recordkeeping services. Total annual operating expenses expressed as a percentage of account assets and a dollar amount per $1,000 invested. An explanation of fees and expenses incurred based on your actions (e.g., t rading fees,loans,service charges for low balances, h ardship withdrawals,processing divorce decrees or qualified domestic rela-t ions orders,etc.) The historical performa nce of each fund in which you invest (at 1,5 and 10 years,and since the fund's inception.) Benchmark performa nce for example,if you invest in an S&P index f und,it should be compared to the average expense ratios for the S&P5 00 over the same periods. The second phase of f und disclosure was the release of quarterly performance statements tied toy our particular investment accounts. The first of these statements was for July 1 S ept. 30,2012 and most people should have r eceived theirs by midNovember. It should include specific dollar amounts of plan-related expenses or fees charged too r deducted from your accounts that quarter,along with a detailed description of the related services. For many,these statements are a wake-up call for why they need toc hoose investment options more carefully.They wont d o all the work:Youll still need to crunch the numbers on how your current investment choices stack up against other funds. Andn o piece of paper can determine your appetite for risk vs. reward. But therea start. The DOL hopes that by s hining daylight on 401(k plan costs,employers will be motivated to rein in costs and seek better investment options for employees and that employees will be more inclined to seek out the most cost-effective funds for their retirement savings. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/PracticalMon ey. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012Page 11A CLASSIFIEDS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-487 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN FRANCIS SIMANSKI, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JOHN FRANCIS SIMANSKI, SR., deceased, File Number PC 12-487, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was May 27, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $52,000.00 and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: John F. Simanski, Jr., 12201 Highgrove Ct., Reisterstown, MD 21131; Joseph V. Simanski; 2949 Market St., Porter, IN 46304; James E. Simanski, 3530 Southside Ave., Phoenix, MD 21131; Jean V. Carder, 4319 Farmfield Ct., Baldwin, MD 21013; and Judith A. Delacruz, 14300 Dairydale Rd., Baldwin, MD 21013. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 9, 2012. Person Giving Notice: John F. Simanski, Jr. 12201 Highgrove Ct. Reisterstown, MD 21136 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for John F. Simanski, Jr. Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: email@example.com December 9, 16, 2012 N OTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of ALLEY CAT DESIGNS located at 2798 N. Farnum Road, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Avon Park, Florida 33825, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 7th day of December, 2012. Rachella Alley December 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000553 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CARIDAD B. ARENCIBIA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000553 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N A is the Plaintiff and CARIDAD B. ARENCIBIA; LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, I NC.; 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: LOT 17, BLOCK 15, SECTION ONE, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4511 LEWIS AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875-5138 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 December 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12008511 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-mtomlinson-Team 1 F12008511 **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 9, 16, 2012 STATE GRAZING LEASE BID #BPLA2012-001 Section 28, Township 35 South, Range 31 East H ighlands County 1,395 +/acres For a complete bid package call Ann Henson (850 http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/buy bid.htm Bid Deadline is December 14, 2012 10:30 a.m. EST on December 5, 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 F11035430 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMAR-mtomlinson-Team 1 F11035430 **See Americans with Disabilities Act I n 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 9, 16, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000926 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA., Plaintiff, vs. DENVER PETTIGREW, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000926 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. is the Plaintiff and DENVER PETTIGREW; LORNA PETTIGREW; NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANK, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AMTRUST BANK; 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: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 22, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 347 NE CHICAGO WAY, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-5940 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000944 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs.N ERVA LECLERC, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000944 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and NERVA LECLERC; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NERVA LECLERC N/K/A BETTY LECLERC; 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: A PORTION OF TRACT A, SOMERVALE DOWNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT A, A DISTANCE OF 565.36 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 770.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 566.25 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WEST LINE OF TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, ALONG WEST LINE OF TRACT A, A DISTANCE OF 768.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A 50 FOOT NONEXCLUSIVE INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF TRACT A, SOMERVALE DOWNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WEST JOSEPHINE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 961.34 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; T HENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,743.38 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 41 S ECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,134.26 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,743.38 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID WEST JOSEPHINE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 5037 & 5047 SOMERVALE TRAIL, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09102060 SUNTRUST-CONV--Team 4-F09102060 **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 9, 16, 2012 uled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711.'' December 2, 9, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282012CA000933GCAXMX SECTION NO. 10 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. R.T. BOWERS ELECTRIC, INC, a Florida corporation; RICHARD T. BOWERS; LOTTIE K. BOWERS; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: LEGAL: PARCEL B, LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 500 FEET THEREOF, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. ADDRESS: 6310 US Hwy 98, Sebring, FL 33870 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before January 8, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: November 28, 2012. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ``If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the office of the Court Administrator, 863-534-4690 at least 7 days before your schedIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282012CA000742XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION, 2008-FT1 TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2008-FT1, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY LEE TOLBERT, DECEASED; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, G RANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY LEE TOLBERT, DECEASED, deceased; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: ALL OF THAT TRACT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF AVON PARK, FLORIDA, BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF 4TH STREET WHICH IS 100 FEET WEST FROM THE NE CORNER OF THE LOT 4, BLOCK 3 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, THENCE DUE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET TO THE NORTH SIDE OF PROPOSED 10TH STREET, THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF SAID PROPOSED 10TH STREET 65 FEET TO THE POINT, THENCE NORTH 130 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF 4TH STREET, THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTHSIDE OF 4TH STREET 65 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, BEING KNOWN AS LOTS 5 AND 6 AND LOTS 14 AND 15, OF BLOCK 1, OF A PROPOSED PLAT BY Y OUNG AND CROSSDELL FOR FRANK E WOOD, OF A PROPOSED SUBDIVISION BY FRANK E WOOD, OF A PROPOSED SUBDIVISION BY FRANK E WOOD OF LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 3, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, LYI NG EAST OF THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD IN THE CITY OF AVON PARK, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD LEGAL GROUP P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 26, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 2, 9, 2012 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 to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 168, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S CORDED IN 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 September 24, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak AS DEPUTY CLERK December 2, 9, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282010CA000372XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MILTON HINDS; 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 282010CA00372XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and MILTON HINDS; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000959AOOOXX BAC HOE LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000959AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOE LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and MARIA PAG ANI and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI 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, SEB RING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 13, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 16th day of November, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2012-CA-000508 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Denver G. Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A. Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew, Husband and Wife; Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Denver G. Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 257 Lo-q uat Road Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852 and Lorna A. Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 257 Loquat Road Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 20, IN BLOCK 65, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 257 Loquat Road Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852. T his action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, T ampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on P laintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 5th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Noelle Sims Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. December 9, 16, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2012-CA-000493 PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank, Successor by Merger to National City Mortgage Co. Plaintiff, -vs.Michael Wane Stewart a/k/a Michael W. Stewart a/k/a Michael Stewart; Cynthia Diane Potter a/k/a Cynthia Diane Potter-Stewart a/k/a Cynthia Potter Stewart; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, G rantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Michael Wane Stewart a/k/a Michael W. Stewwart a/k/a Michael Stewart; ADDRESS UNK NOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 151 South Riverdale Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: THE NORTH HALF (N 1/2) OF THE SOUTH HALF (S 1/2), OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4), OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS LOT 5 AND LOT 16, BLOCK 24, RIVER RIDGE RANCHES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION more commonly known as 151 South Riverdale Road, Avon park, FL 33825. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 5th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Noelle Sims Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. December 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000482 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 1, 2006, ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSETB ACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, vs. ANNIEBETH NACINO AND ELIZER NACINO, et al. Defendant. A MENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000482 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 1, 2006, ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, is the Plaintiff and ANNIEBETH NACINO AND ELIZER NACINO; HORNICK HOMES, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are the Defendant(s Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on February 6, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: L OT 44, IN BLOCK 740, OF A 1989 REPLAT OF UNIT 15, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 40, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 15 R1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 64, 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. Dated this 8th day of November, 2012. R obert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT I f you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. December 2, 9, 2012 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 (813 eService: firstname.lastname@example.org MA 11-99787 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 December 2, 9, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000425GCS DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GINEL SANCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000425GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Ginel Sanchez, Lucia Vaquez, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, IN BLOCK C, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 609 LIMETREE DR, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 31st day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 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, individually, 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 (SE 1/4 SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4 ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; T HENCE 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 TANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE N ORTH 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 1050Legals 1000 A nnouncements Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876
C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE P lease take notice that Ordinance No. 1350 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second a nd final reading at the City Council Chambers, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on the 18th day of December, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. A copy of the prop osed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any person may appear and be heard with res pect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: A N ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF SEBRING POLICE OFFICERS' RET IREMENT TRUST FUND, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 1308, AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; A MENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECT ION 2, MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALI NG ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice shall be published on December 9, 2012. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley, City Clerk City of Sebring,Florida Robert S. Swaine Swaine & Harris, P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 City Attorney December 9, 2012 **************************************** H IGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES **************************************** The following legal notices are from the H ighlands County Board of County C ommissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP12-000401-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: C., J. J. dob 03/21/2012 Minor child SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: TOMEKA COZART DOB: 7/17/79 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: J .J. C. a black male child born March 21, 2012 mother Tomeka Cozart and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Peter F. Estrada, Circuit Judge, in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 19th day of December, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., a t the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Se-b ring FL 33870, Telephone (863 later than seven (7 hearing impaired, (TDD Voice (V Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 15TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000560GCA FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER R. SOX AND ROBIN S. SOX, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11-000560GCA of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER R. SOX; ROBIN S. SOX; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on February 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 26, BLOCK 58, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT T HEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, 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 o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of November, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. D ecember 2, 9, 2012 1050L egals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012Page 13A TOYOTA COROLLA1996, Runs Well. A/C works! Good Transportation. $1700. Located in Sebring, Call Cell 305-394-0579. 9450Automotive for SaleTRIKE 2003Yamaha, 650cc. Burgundy & Beige. 5400 mi. Lots of extras. $8900. Call 863-655-4528 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationTREADMILL -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 RecreationMOTORIZED 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. Marshall. Tangerines, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons. 7540Fresh Fruits &VegetablesNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesROTOTILLER TROYBILT H orse Model $350.obo Call 863-699-1804 7400Lawn & Garden W ANTED! ORIGINALphotos of the 12 Hours of Sebring. Will buy original color slides or black & white negatives, the older the better. Looking for good quality images from the 1950's-1980's. Also looking for other interesting Sebring memorabilia. Please email details. Top prices paid. Email: email@example.com WANTED FLORIDALicense Plates Before 1958. Top Dollar Paid! Call Jeff 727-424-1576 or firstname.lastname@example.org 7340Wanted to BuyAVON PARK2273 Larramore Rd., follow sigms on Olivia Dr, Tue.-Wed. Thur., 12/ 11-12-13, 7am 3pm. Many Miscellaneous Items! 7320Garage &Yard Sales UPRIGHT VACUUMCompletely reconditioned with a 30 Day Guarantee. $20. 863-402-2285 TELEVISION 15"Sanyo Flatscreen. $30. Call 863-382-0173 STANLEY -ROUTER & PLANNER Both older models / Metal casing / Excellent running condition. $30. 863-402-2285 PEARL NECKLACE/PIERCEDEarrings. Worn 2x. Great gift! $35. 863-446-0972 METAL BED,Head & Foot board & Hollywood Frame. 76" wide, White. $25. 863-402-2285 LOCKER RACKS(5 used for stackable closet racks. All for $25 (Sebring area/ Golf Hammock C all 269-963-7817 GIRLS BIKEw/all extras. $40. 863-382-9932 GENIE GARAGEDOOR OPENER. Excel cond. $60. Call 863-385-5747 DISHWASHER /HOT POINT / White color. $50. 863-402-2285 DINETTE SETBeveled Glass / Rattan Base / 4 Resin High back chairs. $100. ( Sebring area Golf Hammock 29-963-7817 7310B argain Buys PIANO -ELBRIDGE with BENCH $400 OBO. CALL 863-658-2673 ORGAN, BALDWIN,W/Double Keyboard. Matching Bench. Excel cond. $375. Call 863-453-6348 7260M usicalMerchandise TABLE PECANwood w/4 matching upholstered chairs w/arms & castors. Like new. $350. Call 863-453-6348 DINETTE SETCHROMECRAFT Almond Formica with Oak trim / Four Captain Chairs on rollers. Excellent Condition. $390. Call (Sebring 717-264-0904 7180F urnitureKENMORE STOVESelf Cleaning Oven, Bisque & Black color. $125 DISHWASHER Black Door, $55. Both very clean & in good working condition. Call after 5 PM. 863-382-1294 7040Appliances 7000 M erchandiseSTORE FRONTFOR RENT! 1600 sq. ft. Excellent Location. Downtown Avon Park. Asking $800 per mo. Call John @ 863-453-5600. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING SHORES4BR/2BA, C/H/A, Good School District, Near Walmart, Publix & Hospital. 1100 Highland Dr. off Memorial. $700/mo., first, last, and security. No pets. Call 863-533-5117 or 863-537-0506. SEBRING IMMACULATENEWER 3/2/1. All tile, new paint, dishwasher, W/D, small screened in porch, extra large shady lot plus lawn service. No smokers/pets. $850 + security. Call 863-773-3956 AVON PARK2BR/1BA, w/screen lanai, a pet under 20lbs. accepted with pet deposit. 900 sq. ft. $550 per mo. First & Dep. Required. Partially furn. Call 813-785-5794 AVON PARK3BR, 1BA. All Appliances Included. Immediate occupancy. Close to US 27/WalMart. $650 per mo. Call for Details. 863-449-0429 or 301-245-4619 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2/2 $450 mo. New 1/1 $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs Or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953SEBRING -1& 2 BR, Tile floors, Fresh paint. I ncludes water. $395 $ 550/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING, SMALL1BR/1BA, Furn. Water, garbage, sewer paid. $460, $350 deposit. NO PETS! 225 S. Orange. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d email@example.comA VON PARK Some short tempers got the better o f a few Red Devils in a recent game, leaving the t eam shorthanded for the time being. But even so, a hustling and never-say-die squad fought tooth-and-nail Thursday night before coming up short against visiting Hardee, 59-50. Avon Park, in fact, broke out to an early 10-5 lead when, after a Keyon Brown three-point play opened the scoring, Gus Owens hit a baseline jumper and Travis Lawton canned one from the top of the key. Brown muscled inside for another deuce, but Lawton drove with his left, Racarus Burley buried a three from the corner and Owens split a pair at the line. But the rest of the opening eight minutes went all the Wildcats way, with Brown powering inside for seven points and Lucious Everett scoring twice in the paint, for an 11-0 run to put Hardee up 16-10. And though the first quarter didnt exactly set the scoreboard spinning, the second stanza saw it come to a complete standstill as neither team could alter the score over the first three minutes. That was finally broken at the 4:42 mark, when Owens hit one-of-two at the line. That was quickly followed by a three-pointer from Wildcat Steve Metayer, who soon hit one at the line as well. Burley would get Avon Parks next scores at the line, hitting two free SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Florida Prep Football Scores. .3B MLBsalaries rise . . .3B T aggart hired by South Florida. .3B News-Sun Sunday, December 9, 2012 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Riley Watson got Sebrigs lone goal Thursday night as they battled, but are yet to overcome, district front-running Auburndale. By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondent SEBRING The odds were not in favor on the soccer Streaks on Thursday at Firemans F ield as they took on the toughest team in their district, Auburndale. The Bloodhounds edged the Streaks in a 4-1 victory, and some technical problems with the lights in the second half of the game may have given Auburndale an edge. Auburndale started the game off aggressively with a number of shots on goal, which were saved by keeper Branden Bowyer. One of these shots, however, was able to s lip through at the 33minute mark, giving Auburndale itsfirst goal of the night. Sebring had a number of offensive attempts that would fall short of connecting with the net in the first half. Filemon Chavez took a shot from a penalty kick 11 minutes into the game, Riley Watson had a shot attempt, a nd Brian Dixon had a few exciting breakaway runs for the goal. The Sebring defense was a ble to hold strong with a number of saves by Ethan Smith, who was substituted in 15 minutes into the game, and the score remained 1-0 going into the halftime break. Auburndale once again came out aggressively and took several slugs at the goal, b ut the Sebring defense, cons isting of Nick Perez,Junior Chavez andNeilWilson, stopped all the attempts. At the 33-minute mar k, once again, the field filled with energy as Watson scored on a penalty kick to tie up the score 1-1. Much to Sebrings dismay, t hough, the Hounds retaliated less than two minutes later with another goal to put them in the lead again. As the game play continued, an unexpected variable was thrown into the mix at 25:15, half of the lights on the field suddenly clicked off. With the time paused, less Bloodhounds, under veil of darkness, take a bite out of Blue Streaks News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Heath Harris made a couple of highlight-reel plays Friday night, but Frostproof held on for the win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Travis Lawton got this jumper to fall, over the outstretched arm of Hardees Keyon Brown, in Thursdays Wildcat win. Shorthanded Devils fall to Wildcats By ERIKACORD N ews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Thursday nights gamea gainst the Frostproof Bulldogs had left everyone in the stands appreciative of a great game of basketball. M ost thought that the Dragons might add another w in to their already 2-3 seas on record because of the tight leash they had on the Bulldogs throughout the first half, but they couldnt keep them tame in the second. e really need to work on finishing the whole game, said Lake Placid head coach John Million. Although we played a decent game. With Marty Hickey and Nick Tuason racking up the foul shots in the first quarter, it put Lake Placid at a close two-point lead over Frostproof. Anfernee Munnings threw a couple of clean shots as well, adding four points to the score of 12-10 at the end of the first quarter. Things begin to heat up in the second quarter as Heath Harris stole the ball from the Bulldogs and ran it back down the court and banked it in off the backboard for two points, to go along with some style points as well. Benny Aguilar and Tuason also bumped the score up with a couple of two pointers. Harris again made a play that dropped jaws and raised cheers when he jumped and received the ball off of a rebound, and ran it down court to where he threw in a nifty reverse lay-up fora nother two points on the board. Im very proud of the team; they stayed in the game t he entire time and kept up a really great hustle, Million e xplained. The only thing w e really need to work on is getting all the free throws we can get. Ending the clock at half with a score of a breaking even 23-23. The second half saw just as much action as the first as Munnings sank a three-pointer and brought the crowd to itsfeet. Though, this would stand as Lake Placids only connection from beyond the arc for the whole game. Nathan Stanley and Tuason helped keep them in the game with some more traditional three-point plays. And Tuason would rack up a team-high 10 points. But he was the only Dragon in double figures and the Bulldogs would create enough space to hold on for the 66-57 win. e do have new coaches so we are trying to do the best we can, but we are extremely proud of the game the kids played tonight. said Million with a smile after the game. In the upcoming week, the Dragons face Sebring Monday night at home and are at Avon Park on Tuesday. Bulldogs put Dragons in the dog pound See AP, Page 5B See SEBRING, Page 5B Auburndale4S ebring1 Hardee59A von Park50 Frostproof66Lake Placid57 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Haylee Peters and the Lady Streaks couldnt get past Auburndale Thursday. News-Sun staff reportIt was a rough latter part of the week for the county teams all around. While the Sebring girls soccer team was taking a 3-0 loss on the road at Auburndale, Lady Blue Streak basketball took itsfirst loss of the season Thursday, falling 48-35 at Lake Wales. The Sebring boys could not get the payback they were looking for, having fallen to Ridge at home a week prior, the Streaks again fell short against the Bolts on the road, 62-42. And despite 30 points from Alex Coyne, the Lady Dragon basketball team couldnt get past Okeechobee Thursday. Down one at the half, 33-32, Lake Placid had taken the lead early in the third. Thats when the Lady Brahmans ran off a 10-0 scoring run that proved just too much for the Dragons in the 65-60 loss. The Lake Placid squad did end the week on a more positive note, easily taking care of Frostproof on the road Friday. The Lady Dragons host Avon Park Tuesday in a district showdown, with the Sebring boys look to get back in the win column with a Monday contest at Lake Placid and a home date Tuesday against Hardee. The Lady Streaks will be eager to atone for their lone loss, but will face a tough challenge on the road Tuesday at Kathleen. Late-week losses mount
C M Y K Golf Fore a CureSEBRING At the Wednesday, Dec. 5, meeting of the Tanglewood Golf Association (TGA, Director of Golf, announced that TGA would be sponsoring the 8th annual Golf Fore a Cure charity golf tournament to be held at Pinecrest G.C. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The tournament has raised close to $40,000 for breast cancer research since its inception and is now an integral part of Tanglewoods annual cancer benefit. The tournament will have a scramble f ormat with prizes for the top teams in each category. Lunch is included in the $50 entry fee. There will also be a raffle, 50/50 draw a nd an auction. Registration begins on Saturday, Jan. 5. A t this point, Alan J. Holmes of E dward Jones has committed to sponsoring the event. Aco-sponsor is also being sought. Alarge group of volunteers will be canvassing local businesses seeking hole sponsorships for $75, as well as prizes to be raffled or auctioned. For further information about hole sponsorships or to contribute a prize please call 382-8349.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 greatly reduces the distances to be covered. It is a fast-paced partners game which requires excellent had-eye coordination. 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, f or 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 SoftballSEBRING The Highlands County Senior softball over 60 league will be playing starting play on Monday, Jan. 7, with games taking place each Monday and Wednesday. To sign up, or for more 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 online through any of the schools. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit the four Avon Park schools.Sebring 70s SoftballSEBRING Seniors 70 and older will be organizing a league starting in early January. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlan ds County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Interested seniors should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or Bill Todd at 3855632, or see them at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.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 certificate 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 separa te contest/divisions and three age categories in each division: ages 8-9; ages 10-11, and ages 12-13. Contestants must be 8 years old and no more than 13 years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the 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-Denver1030.750365257 San Diego480.333258257 Oakland3100.250248402 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 26, Oakland 13 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, DN48333038123010 Brady, NE4602983537254 Rthlsbrgr, PIT316 2092287174 Schaub, HOU413 2663062219 Dalton, CIN413 26229802413 C. Palmer, OAK53332438052214 Ftzpatrick, BUF37322824712012 P. Rivers, SD42427729691815 Flacco, BAL426252 3038158 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 D. Thmas, DN74119716.271t8 A. Jhnsn, HOU74111415.1 60t3 B. Myers, OAK7072810.4294 Decker, DEN6479012.3558 Hartline, MIA6089114.980t1 Bowe, KAN5773112.8463 Bess, MIA5672813.0391NFCLEADERSQuarterbacks 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 York144.778 Brooklyn117.6113 Philadelphia118.5793.5 Boston109.5264.5 Toronto416.20011 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami125.706 Atlanta115.688.5 Charlotte711.3895.5 Orlando712.3686 Washington214.1259.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago108.556 Milwaukee99.5001 Indiana1010.5001 Detroit615.2865.5 Cleveland416.2007WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis143.824.5 San Antonio164.800 Houston99.5006 Dallas910.4746.5 New Orleans513.27810 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City164.800 Utah1110.5245.5 Denver1010.5006 Minnesota99.5006 Portland811.4217.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers126.667 Golden State127.632.5 L.A. Lakers911.4504 Phoenix713.3506 Sacramento612.3336 ___ Thursdays Games New York 112, Miami 92 Dallas 97, Phoenix 94 Fridays Games Philadelphia 95, Boston 94, OT Denver 92, Indiana 89 Atlanta 104, Washington 95 Golden State 109, Brooklyn 102 Chicago 108, Detroit 104 Minnesota 91, Cleveland 73 Memphis 96, New Orleans 89 San Antonio 114, Houston 92 Milwaukee 108, Charlotte 93 Utah 131, Toronto 99 Oklahoma City 114, L.A. Lakers 108 Sacramento 91, Orlando 82 Saturdays Games Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, late San Antonio at Charlotte, late Golden State at Washington, late Philadelphia at Boston, late Detroit at Cleveland, late New Orleans at Miami, late New York at Chicago, late Dallas at Houston, late Atlanta at Memphis, late Sacramento at Portland, late Sundays Games Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Indiana at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Denver at New York, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL19014856728.4 Durant, OKC17216353927.0 Anthony, NYK1559844826.4 James, MIA1696542825.2 Harden, HOU13013643023.9 Westbrook, OKC1558843021.5 Aldridge, POR1507237220.7 Mayo, DAL1326137719.8 Curry, GOL1276637219.6 Pierce, BOS11710537119.5 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE11417729115.3 Randolph, MEM8413622012.9 Asik, HOU6814321111.7 Howard, LAL7016023011.5 Lee, GOL5515320810.9 Noah, CHI7611819410.8 Jefferson, UTA4916521410.7 Faried, DEN8911520410.2 Duncan, SAN3615719310.2 Cousins, SAC4911116010.0 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1620612.9 Paul, LAC181719.5 Holiday, PHL191719.0 Williams, Bro181578.7 Vasquez, NOR181568.7 Westbrook, OKC201738.7 Parker, SAN181317.3 M. Williams, UTA171207.1 Lawson, DEN201407.0 Calderon, TOR201386.9 Felton, NYK181246.9 James, MIA171176.9 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC18492.72 Conley, MEM16432.69 Jennings, MIL18442.44 Walker, CHA18382.11 Kidd, NYK14292.07 Allen, MEM14292.07 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC20633.15 Hibbert, IND20613.05 Sanders, MIL18543.00 Howard, LAL20552.75 Lopez, BRO14352.50BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXAcquired RHP Graham Godfrey from Oakland to complete an earlier trade and assigned him to Pawtucket (IL NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a one-year contract. Announced INF Jayson Nix cleared waivers and was sent outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL National League CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a two-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with LHP Travis Webb on a minor-league contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms with LHP Randy Choate on a three-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with OF Angel Pagan on a fouryear contract and with INF Marco Scutaro on a three-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with RHP Dan Haren on a oneyear contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERSAssigned F Jon Leuer to Canton (NBADL OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDERRecalled F Perry Jones, G Jeremy Lamb and C Daniel Orton from Tulsa (NBADL PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERSAssignedG Will Barton and F Victor Claver to Idaho (NBADLFOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Chicago LB Brian Urlacher $21,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattles Leon Washington and Green Bay DB Tramon Williams $21,000 for helmet-to-helmet hit on Minnesotas Toby Gerhart in their Dec. 2 games. Fined Detroit DT Nick Fairley $15,750 for horse-collar tackle of Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck. Fined Washington C Will Montgomery $10,000 for kicking New York Giants DL Linval Joseph, who was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness. MINNESOTA VIKINGSSigned OT Troy Kropog from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANSSigned WR Michael Preston from the practice squad. Waived FB Collin Mooney.COLLEGEAUBURNNamed Rhett Lashlee offensive coordinator and Ellis Johnson defensive coordinator. LSUSuspended sophomore G Anthony Hickey indefinitely from the basketball team for an unspecified violation of athletic department and university policies. MISSISSIPPIDismissed F Jason Carter from the mens basketball team for an unspecified violation of team rules. TENNESSEENamed Butch Jones football coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,5:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: 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, 6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; G irls Weightlifting vs.Hardee,5 p.m.; Wrestling at Bartow,7 p.m. Avon Park 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. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6 /7:30 p.m. N N B B A A T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N .Y. Knicks at Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Clippers at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . M iddle Tennessee State at Kentucky. . . . . S S U U N N 3 3 p p . m m . F urman at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC 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 T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Cleveland State at North Carolina State . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Tennessee State at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N 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 p p . m m . Franklin Templeton Shootout . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CN N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Regional Chicago at Minnesota, Philadelphia at Tampa Bay or Atlanta at Carolina . . . . F F O O X X 4 4 p p . m m . Miami at San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Regional New Orleans at N.Y. Giants or . Arizona at Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 : : 2 2 0 0 p p . m m . Detroit at Green Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Houston at New England . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NP 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 M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Fulham vs. Newcastle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League NBA Transactions Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012w ww.newssun.com
C M Y K Class 8A State Semifinal Apopka 38, Dr. Phillips 19 Cypress Bay 33, Christopher Columbus Catholic 13 Class 7A State Semifinal Lincoln 24, Kissimmee Osceola 17 St. Thomas Aquinas 35, Manatee 18 Class 6A State Semifinal Gainesville 62, Navarre 26 Miami Central 48, Naples 33 Class 5A State Semifinal Godby 24, Robinson 20 Immokalee 29, Miami Jackson 21 Class 2A State Championship University Christian 28, Dade Christian 10 Class 1A State Championship Northview 42, Trenton 21 Friday, Dec. 7 w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012Page 3B AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/02,12/09,12/16,12/23,12/30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 9 9 6 6 DR. 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bruce Moellendick, former PGA trainer, is the instructor for the YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. The classes will be held twice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. For more information on this program please contact us at 382-9622 ask for Kevin Stoker. Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry have joined the YMCAteam in providing authentic traditional martial arts. Master Henry has trained many state, national, andi nternational champions over the past 24 years. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m. starting at the beginning of each month. C ost is $50 for members, $ 60 for non-members. We offer a wonderful Gymnastics program starting from preschool to advance. If you would like to get your child in Gymnastics call the Y and ask out about our classes. We do registration at the beginning of each month. Prices have been pro-rated due to the holiday season. Upcoming Events Christmas at the Y Its the Holiday Season and the YMCAis getting in the mood with our 2nd annual Christmas at the Y. On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 p.m. to9 p.m. the YMCAwill be hosting a night full of fun, including: Abig slide, bounce house, games, free candy and prizes, a cake walk, concessions, crafts, Christmas storytelling, and free pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets are $2 per person. There will be live entertainment with a line-up of Michelle Cathey, Justus Martin, The Wacaster Family, and Nala Price. YMCAs Last Day 5K T he YMCAis looking forward to bringing in the New Year with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. T he race will take place at the Yon Saturday, Dec. 29. T he cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime a fter that. Children 10 years old and u nder are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, race time is 9 a.m. Camp Holiday Hoopla The YMCAis offering 8 days of fantastic fun. The Camp Holiday Hoopla will be taking place December 20, 21, 26-28, and January 24. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, gymnastics, a field trip, fitness and nutrition, and all kinds of sports. Ages include 5-12 and camp fees are $15 for one time registration, a $20 daily fee, or if you would like to do all eight days it is $125. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join the YMCA? We have been meeting the needs of Highlands County for over 25 years and we offer something for everyone. On Saturday, Jan. 5, stop in t o the Highlands County Family YMCAfor our Open House. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the Y MCAwill be giving free tours and offering membership specials that include w aiving joiner fees, health assessments, and BOGO rates o n our daily punch cards. YMCAhas not only one, b ut two heated pools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. Come check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours MondayFriday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 382-9622. Plenty going on at the YMCA Special to the News-SunSaturday, Dec. 15 Day Hike (and/or camp overnight in the parks campground Fri-Sun by reserving your own site), at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Abeautiful park with a cow camp where old-time relics are on display, an old timer to tell stories of years gone by and an observation tower on the lake. Bring water, snacks and lunch, sun and insect protection for hiking. Note: RSVPfor hiking to Betty Piper at 863-293-3053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meet-up time and other details. If camping (tent or RV), make a reservation at ReserveAmerica.com, and RSVPto Teresa Newgent at (813 email@example.com Bring a dish for the pot luck dinner on Saturday evening, and a gag gift for the gift exchange if you wish to participate. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30 Overnight Backpacking Trip at the Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. This is a follow-up to the Backpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is only those who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. The trail leads through moderately rolling hills with pine forests, prairies, wetlands, scrub and marshy lakeshore along the west side of Lake Arbuckle. Bring backpacking equipment, hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter December Activities Florida Prep Football Scores By RONALD BLUM Associated PressNEWYORK Baseballs average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million. According to final figures released Friday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, the rise was the steepest since 2007. The boost was helped by an increase in the minimum salary from $414,000 to$ 480,000. T he New York Yankees had the highest average for the 14th consecutive season at $6.88 million, rising after consecutive declines from a peak of $7.66 million when they won the World Series in 2009. T he Los Angeles Dodgers boosted their average from 13th to second at $5.55 million, followed by the Los Angeles Angels ($5.48 million) and ALchampion Detroit ($4.95 million Texas went up from 15th to fifth at $4.89 million. At $684,940, Houston had the lowest average since the 2006 Florida Marlins at $594,722. The Boston Red Sox and Cubs had their lowest averages since at least 2000. Boston dropped from third to 12th at $3.3 million and the Cubs seventh to 23rd at $2.1 million. World Series champion S an Francisco remained e ighth, averaging $4.07 million. ALWest champion Oakland was 28th at $1.79 million. Kansas City rose from last in 2011 to 26th at $2.04 million, and Pittsburgh went u p from 27th to 19th at $2.47 million. The Marlins increased from 19th to 10th after adding free agents Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell but have traded t hem in the teams latest payroll slashes and will drop next year. Among regulars at pos itions, first basemen took over from designated hitters as the highest average at$ 8.6 million, followed by DHs at $8.1 million. T hird base was next at $7.1 million, followed by starting pitchers at $6.1 million, second basemen $4.9 million, outfielders $4.6 million, shortstops $4.2 million, catchers $3.4 million and relief pitchers $1.8 million. Figures are based on Aug. 31 rosters and disabled lists, with 944 players averaging $3,213,479. Major League Baseba ll has not yet computed its final averages, which usually differ slightly because of methods of calculation. MLB average salary up 3.8 percent to $3.2 million By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Willie Taggart h as been hired as South Floridas new football coach a fter establishing himself as o ne of the nations top young prospects by turning a losing program around at Western Kentucky. USF scheduled a news conference for Saturday afternoon to introduce the 36-year-old, who grew up in the Tampa Bay area before h eading off to play and later coach at Western Kentucky. H e replaces Skip Holtz, w ho was fired following the worst season in USFs 16year history. Taggart led Western Kentucky to 7-5 record this season. The Hilltoppers will make their first bowl appearance against Central Michigan in the Little Caesars Bowl. The former assistant to Jim Harbaugh takes over a program that went 16-21 under Holtz, who dropped nine of 10 games following a 2-0 start this season. Taggart leaves Western Kentucky for South Florida
C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012w ww.newssun.com n s half thank you WGD; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; ns half thank you -WGD; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 5 5 6 6 By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. Associated PressFLORHAM PARK, N.J. Tim Tebow is heading home possibly as only a sideline spectator. It will be a game-time decision as to whether the New York Jetsbackup quarterback plays in the teams game in his hometown of Jacksonville against the Jaguars on Sunday. As far as Tim is conc erned, we want to make sure, coach Rex Ryan said Friday. Hes done more this week in practice, quite a bit more. We want to see how he travels and what he feels like on game day Tebow, healing from two b roken ribs, will fly with the team Saturday and Ryan and the team doctors will determine before the game if he will play. He is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week. Tight end Dustin Keller will likely not play after being sidelined all week at practice with a sprained left ankle. H e is listed as doubtful, while wide receiver Clyde Gates (concussion Rookie wide receiver S tephen Hill (knee tackle Sione Pouha (lower b ack) are questionable after being limited Friday, while d efensive tackle Damon Harrison is doubtful after not p racticing a day after turning an ankle. If Tebow can play, Ryan said its possible all three quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Tebow could be active for the first time this season. s something you dont really want to do, Ryan said. Sometimes at this time of year, you have so many nicks that youre trying to find a guy to put in that spot. Youll very rarely have three quarterbacks up in todays game. McElroy, however, probably earned a chance to be active for the second time in his two-year career after tak-i ng over for a benched S anchez against Arizona last Sunday and leading New York to the only touchdown of the game in a 7-6 victory. I want Mark and I want Tim to go out there and play fantastic, and I know they will, said McElroy, who was 5 of 7 for 29 yards in his NFL debut. Thats my goal this week, and thats my role this week, to make sure those guys perform as best as they possibly can. The best way to do that is to try to visualize and try to have enough communication with those guys and let them know what the defense is doing. McElroy took snaps only with the scout team this weeka s Sanchez worked with the first-team offense after Ryan decided to stick with him as the starting quarterback. Nothing really changed a ll that much, McElroy said. s been relatively similar for me throughout the course o f the week. Tebow is a unique case b ecause of the multiple roles he fills for the Jets, running t heir wildcat-style readoption packages and also playing on special teams as the personal punt protector. But, Ryan caught himself during his news conference Friday giving away that the Jets didnt have any wildcat periods in practice this week. I dont want to say that we dont have any wildcat, so I kind of blew that there, Ryan said, smiling. He then quickly joked: But besides our two additional wildcat periods we had this week ... Ryan also basically ruled out Tebow assuming his role as the punt protector for this week. So, it appears his role would be more limited than usual if he does play. Tebow was injured at Seattle on Nov. 11, and played three offensive snaps the following week at St. Louis. He was active but Ryan kept him on the sideline to be used only in an emergency against New England after the quarterback convinced the coach he could play following a pregame evaluation. Despite being medically cleared, Tebow was inactive last Sunday against Arizona because he still wasnt completely healed. T ebow said Wednesday he would have another set of Xrays, likely later in the week, to see how the healing is prog ressing. Ryan has been pleased with what he saw from S anchez since announcing that he would remain the s tarter for at least this week. s had an excellent w eek of practice, Ryan said. I see a lot of energy from him. I see him bouncing around and you can tell he feels good. I think he feels good about the plan, and I think hes confident. S anchez is looking to bounce back in a big way following perhaps the worst stretch of his NFLcareer. He has two touchdowns, five interceptions and two lost fumbles in four games and his first NFLbenching since the teams byeweek break last month. He has pulled himself up before in situations, Ryan s aid. But I think his competitiveness (will help him he understands, you just have to go out and play the position and do it to the best ofy our ability, believe in your teammates and I think thats it. Protect the football. Thats all were asking him to do. Play the position, do what you do, but protect the football. Sanchez will likely be without his favorite target this week in Keller, who was hurt late in the opening half against Arizona. Keller is second on the team with 28 receptions, but backup Jeff Cumberland has been solid this season with 2 1 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns including the one he caught from M cElroy last week. Im really happy with the w ay Jeff Cumberland has progressed, Ryan said. We expected him to get better, but you see it, really, as a blocker but even as a receiver. Hes made some nice catches for us and things, so were fortunate to have Jeff behind us. Tebow will travel with Jets, be game-time decision Just some quick thoughts on Kobe Bryants achievement of becoming just the fifth NBAplayer to score more than 30,000 career points. Immediately, I was reminded of an exchange in the movie Bad Teacher, where a schoolaged kid was debating the whole LeBron James, Michael Jordan comparison with a teacher. Shawn: LeBron is a better rebounder and passer. R ussell Gettis: LeBron w ill never beat Jordan. Call me when LeBron has six championships. Shawn: That's your only argument? Russell Gettis: It's the only argument I need Shawn! N ow, while Id say that James actually being a better passer is debatable, theres no doubt hes a much more willing passer than Jordan normally was. Which leads to two points. One, that the younger generation will always look to those they currently watch as the standard, the best, while we old-t imers Russell Gettis and I will look for reasons to exalt our own childhood greats. Which is why, much of t he younger crowd will look to the fact that Bryant is officially the youngest t o have scored 30,000 points, and see that as m eaning he was the best scorer. B ut, for the second point, that wouldnt be the case. Looking just beneath th e initial numbers points and age youll see why. Remember, Bryant came to the NBAstraight out of high school, giving him a few-year head start, agewise. And while Bryant was somewhat shackled in his early years, what with Shaquille ONeal taking up the bulk of the Lakers scoring load, Jordan also missed virtually his entire second season in thel eague. Y es, Bryant is as prolific a scorer as weve seen since Jordan, but thats not to say he was as efficient. Bryants career shooting percentage is right around 45-percent, with him never having shot over 50-perc ent in any season. Jordans career shooting wound up at just a shade under 50-percent, while he topped that mark six different times during his career. I could go into more detail, wax nostalgic on different aspects of both their careers and scoring ability. But that could go on for pages, and Im limited inm y amount of space here. But to those saying that Bryants the best scorer because he was they oungest to get to 30,000, all I can say is that, while o lder, Jordan reached the mark in 220 fewer games. A nd thats the only argument I need. D an Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He c an be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bryant being youngest is misleading stat
C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012Page 5B Get The BEST Coverage in Highlands County Subscribe to the throws, though the Devils would miss their next three at the charity stripe. But Tevien Chambers made up for those misses with a three-pointer from the wing. Metayer and Everett would both get scores inside for Hardee, but Burley drove the lane for two and Owens con-v erted on a three-point play j ust before the half to close the gap to 24-21. Owens then got the charge going early in the third when, after a Metayer score, he drove for two and then stepped into the passing lane for a steal and score. T he Cats answered with Brown wreaking havoc inside with consecutive follows and Metayer got a putback himself to push the lead back out to 32-25. But John Mason hit from downtown for Avon Park, cutting it to 32-28. Mark Elsberry scored on a finger roll, but Owens got a steal, score and foul, connecting on the freebie, and itw as suddenly 34-31. Brown scored on yet another follow, but Burley canned a trey in the waningm oments and it was a 36-34 game heading into the final e ight minutes. Owens quickly tied it with a jumper to open the fourth, though Brown was at it again o n the inside, corralling a rebound and banking one in off the glass. Owens tied it again with a pair of free throws, only to see Derrick Graham get inside for two. One more time, Owens would knot the score at 4040, getting out on the break. But that would be the last time the Devils would see a share of the lead. Wildcat point guard Kane Casso chose this time to heat up and would connect on three three-pointers down the stretch. Burley would hit two of his own to keep things close for a bit, but another key offensive rebound and score from Brown all but put it out of reach. They were just too much on the offensive glass, assistant coach John Beck said. The kids hustled and played hard the whole night, which is all you can ask for. But weve got to do a much better job in boxing out and getting rebounds. Avon Park will host Lake Placid in a district and crosscounty battle Tuesday. Continued from 1B AP held off by late 3-point barrage News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE G us Owens totaled 22 points on the night, but it wasnt e nough to overcome the Wildcats Thursday. than a minute later the field was in complete darkness. It took nearly 15 minutes the remedy the problem and get the lights working again, and the lull in the play may have thrown the Streaks off of their game. When the match resumed, Auburndale scored at the 22minute mark off of a penalty kick to give them a two-goal lead. e had a hard time coming back after the light incident, said head coach Keith Bowyer. But I still think we played a strong game. Chavez took a shot with 16 minutes remaining that had the Bloodhound keeper beat, but caromed off the frame of the goal. Sebring had soaring clears by the defense and leaping saves by Smith, but Auburndale was able to sneak in another goal off of a free kick with eight minutes remaining in the game to finish the scoring for the night at 4-1. Both teams played an aggressive game, as the referees issued a number of yellow cards throughout the night. This was Sebrings second time taking on Auburndale, and last time they lost an away match, 3-0. I felt like we had a stronger showing this time we played them. They just need to watch out for districts, said Bowyer. So, since they have another opportunity to take on the Hounds later in the season, the Streaks have a chance to shine again, even on the darkest of fields. Continued from 1B Sebring looks for brighter days, and nights, ahead News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Wesley Koning and the Blue Streaks made strides against Auburndale Thursday and have their eyes set on the Bloodhounds for the district tournament. They were just too much on the offensive glass. JOHN BECK Avon Park assistant coach We had a hard time coming back after the light incident. KEITHBOWYER Sebringhead coach
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 1/18,25;12/2,9,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 7 7 NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/9,12,14; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 0 0 SFSC NEWS S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The first c lass of dental hygienists to complete local anesthesia administration training at South Florida State College received their certificationo n Nov. 29. The 17 practicing dental hygienists began training after a bill was passed authorizing state of Florida Board of Dentistryl icensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia to patients. S FSC is the first college in the area to offer the continuing education course forl icensed dental hygienists. Another continuing educat ion class is scheduled for 2013. This training has been incorporated into SFSCsD ental Hygiene Program. This is a great benefit to d ental patients,who are often hesitant to ask for local anesthesia,said Dr. Deborah Milliken,chair, SFSC Dental Education. Now they wont have to wait for the dentist to administer the anesthetic and will feel more comfort-a ble during their procedures. S tudents in SFSCs first class were Alina de Sol, Brett Bullard,Carole Pierre, Chastini Manint,Darlene Saccuzzo,Diana Laswell,J ulie Jones,Kimberly Nason,Laura Griffin, Melissa Hancock,Niketa Jackson,Raquel Tejada,R ene Thomas,Sheryl Pospichal,Sondra Grubbs, a nd Yamilet Pena. For more information about local anesthesia training for dental hygienists or about SFSC Dental HygieneP rogram,call Milliken at 784-7023. First Dental Hygienist Anesthesia class certified Courtesy photo T he first class of dental hygienists to receive local anesthesia administration training received their certifications a t South Florida State College on Nov. 29. Another class is scheduled to begin at SFSC in 2013. Courtesy photo The SFSC Foundation, Inc. held its annual holiday luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, which raised $3,500 for scholarships for SFSC students. During t he luncheon, SFSC nursi ng transition student Norissa Woolard (left medical assisting student J esandy DeJongh, and nursing transition student Sylvia Livingston thanked the SFSC Foundation andd onors for their scholars hips, without which they would not have been able to attend college. Foundation holds holday luncheon Special to the News-SunAVON PARK A select g roup of students in South Florida State Colleges Allied Health program were recently awarded scholarships from Florida Blue. T he recipients are currently enrolled in SFSCs Nursing,Dental Education,R adiography,and Emergency Medical Services programs. The students awarded the s cholarships were Dental students Isabel Cardenas, N ikol Contreras,Jennifer Dennison,and Sylvia Dilday; EMS studentsT amara Butler,Melissa Coleman,Kenneth Delbert, J oshua Exendine,Brooke Grassman,Chelsey McLeod, Chad Reeves,GraceMarie Snellen,and Kyle Yancey; Nursing students CatherineC arlton,Taya Cook,Darian Jones,Jennifer R. E dmondson,Sebastian Erkisen,Michelle Frame, Blair Klobuchar,SilviaL ivingston,Kristen Mink, Kareliz Paez,Rachel Testa, a nd Norissa Wollard; and Radiography students Adrian Gonzalez,Veronica Marin, E smarelda Martinez,and Kelly Panchenko. The scholarship comes from a donation by Florida Blue to the Florida CollegeS ystem Foundation,a leading advocate for postsecondary educational opportunity,access,and student success. T he foundation recruits gifts and donations from n ational and statewide g roups and disburses it among the 28 Florida community and state colleges. The Florida College System Foundation feelss cholarships such as this are important to help meet the n eeds of Floridas students, said Winkie Williams, Florida College SystemF oundation board member. State funds are not a lways adequate to cover the total cost of a college degree,especially in health a nd sciences. Through this scholarship, Florida Blue reinvests in the community by making it possible for first-year nurs-i ng and Allied Health students to earn their degree. Florida Blue made the donation to create an endowed scholarship fundf or students in nursing and other allied health programs a t all 28 of Floridas comm unity and state colleges to meet the growing need for skilled nurses and allied health professionals and to attract students into the nurs-i ng field from populations that are underrepresented. S FSC has received the scholarship each year since 2006. Allied Health program managers are grateful to F lorida Blue for their continued support of Allied Health students at SFSC,said R ebecca Sroda,associate dean of SFSC Allied Health/Dental Education. This scholarship is different from others in that it isa warded on top of any financial aid students receive. It provides our students with extra assistance and can be used in any way that it isn eeded to help enhance their learning. SFSC health students receive scholarships from Florida Blue Courtesy photo Nursing education students Catherine Carlton, Taya Cook, Darian Jones, Jennifer R, Edmondson, Sebastian Erkisen, Michelle Frame, Blair Klobuchar, Silvia Livingston, Kristen Mink, Kareliz Paez, Rachel Testa, and Norissa Wollard r eceived Florida Blue scholarships.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 7B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 4 4 3 3 By TAMARA LUSH Associated PressLAKE BUENA VISTA Derrick Weitlich and his friendL eslie Martinez arrived at the Magic Kingdom at 5:40 a.m. Thursday,wanting to be among the first to visit the parks New Fantasyland. G etting up early was worth it, said these Melbourne Disney fans, who estimated that they have visited the park some 180 times. I love Beauty and the Beast, s aid Martinez,while standing in front of the new Gastons Tavern restaurant. And Im very picky when it comes to details about Beauty and the Beast. M artinez and Weitlich werent disappointed. F rom the antlers lining the walls in the tavern to the animatronic Ariel in the Under the Sea-Journeyo f the Little Mermaid ride,they were impressed with the New F antasyland. Its the largest expansion project in the parks 41-year history. The new spaces are built on what was once the site of the 20,000L eagues Under the Sea experience, and the expansion doubles the size o f the original Fantasyland. The central Florida theme park near Orlando is blending classicD isney characters (like Dumbo,the flying elephant) and newer,popular h its (like The Little Mermaid) with the multimillion dollar expansion. Its really about immersing people in a number of stories,characters and music that they love,said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs. N ew Fantasyland sits just past Cinderella Castle,with two sections:Enchanted Forest,where visitors will find Belle from Beauty and the Beastand Ariel from TheL ittle Mermaid,and Storybook Circus,which is inspired by the D isney film Dumbo. Among the highlights:a ride called Under the Sea-Journey oft he Little Mermaid,which tells Ariels story,and Enchanted Tales W ith Belle,a walk-through experience that features a magical mirror and costumed characters. S taggs said that the expansion allows families to be a little more relaxedwhile in the park,calling t he spaces more enjoyable. Thursdays grand opening happ ened twice:once for media and bloggers in front of Gastons Tavern and then again on the steps of Cinderella Castle,with cheering park visitors. t aggs was joined by actress Ginnifer Goodwin,singer Jordin Sparks and,of course,Mickey Mouse. Sparks sang a medley of songs from Disney movies. T wo of New Fantasylands highlights have yet to open. A ride called Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is still under construction,as is Princess Fairytale Hall whereg uests can go to meet all of their favorite Disney princesses at once. Disney officials said the princess experience will open next year and the ride is expected to open in 2 014. For Disney traditionalists,never fear:Many of the parks longstand-i ng beloved attractions like Cinderella Castle,and rides based o n s a Small Worldand The Many Adventures of Winnie the Poohremain open. B e Our Guest Restaurant is new, and offers a different Disney concept. Folks who eat lunch will be s erved at the counter,while dinner guests will be served tableside. I t will also serve wine and beer with dinner,which is the first time alcohol is being sold at the Magic Kingdom. The meals at Be Our Guest are F rench-themed. Some old favorites have been improved. An additional Dumbo ride was added one Dumbo carousel goes c lockwise,the other counter-clockwise two castles were built and the Barnstormer rollercoaster wasr emodeled. Other areas were spruced up and redecorated. I think they did the themes so well,the transitions from one area to another,said Weitlich,who is3 1. He and Martinez,who is 29, come to the park at least twice a month. O n Thursday,they bought Tshirts that said A Brand New H appily Ever After,posed for photos and drank LeFous Brew,a sweet drink based on apple juice and toasted marshmallows. The pair said they were going to g et to know New Fantasyland just like the rest of the park. or not being cast members, were pretty good,said Martinez. New Fantasyland officially opens at Disney Marjie Lambert/Miami Herald/MCT One of two Dumbo the Flying Elephant rides was among the first elements of the Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World to open this spring. s really about i mmersing people in a n umber of stories, c haracters and music that they love.T OMSTAGGS Walt Disney Parks and R esorts chairman Largest expansion in parks 41-year history doubles size of Fantasyland
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 9, 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 The Spider Watch the busy spider He's helpful as can be. Eating insects all day long n ow they wont bite me! By Purplebabs Many people have the wrong idea about spiders. It would seemt hat next to snakes,spiders are among the most feared creatures. Even though all spiders have venom,most of the toxins have little,if any,effect on humans. Thev enom is to subdue smaller prey such as insects. In general,the only reason a spider will bite a human is self-defense. The bites are usually less painful than a mosquito bite or bee sting. Even the feared blackw idow and brown recluse spiders bite only when they feel threate ned. In fact,in the entire 20th century there were only 100 reports of deaths associated with spiderb ites. But since these creepy crawly creatures cause so much a nxiety,perhaps a little education is in order. Florida is home to many species of arachnids including jumping, crab,golden silk,spiny orb-weav-e r,and wolf spiders,just to name a few. Each family of spiders is u nique and has its own characteristics. But there are some things that all spiders have in common. They are all air-breathing arthropods,w hich is an invertebrate animal having an external skeleton, a segmentedb ody,and jointed appendages. Spiders have eight legs and fangs that injectv enom. They are equipped with spinnerets,which are silk spinning glands connected to their abdomens. And all spidersa re oviparous,which means their babies come from eggs. People know spiders are near by s eeing webs. These magnificent structures consist of sticky and non-sticky silken thread. Webs areu sed by spiders as a home and a place to capture food. Insects get c aught in the sticky strands and the spider does not need to expend much energy in the hunt. Once thes pider is finished with the web,it will wait nearby until the prey is t rapped. The spider senses the impact with tiny hairs located on its legs. The vibrations caused by the struggling creature send transmissions along the silky strandsw ith every kick and push in its attempt to escape. There are some species of spiders that dont use w ebs. The jumping and wolf spiders actually hunt down their prey without the benefit of a web. S piders have exceptional eyesight. This is mostly due to the fact t hat they have so many eyes. Depending on the type,spiders can have from one to four sets of eyes. They are arranged in different ways on the head depending on species.E ach set of eyes has a different function such as detecting light and f orming images. Many misconceptions exist regarding spiders. For example, even though spiders are a member o f the arachnid family,not all arachnids are spiders. In fact,there are many other orders of arachnidsw hich include ticks,scorpions, mites and others. In general,folks a re not too happy when they see a spider inside,but house spiders prey on insects and are not out for blood.Spiders only bite to eat or protect themselves. Most spidersd ont have venom strong enough to harm humans or pets. S o next time you see a spider, try not to get too anxious. Remember,that creature probably has no desire to bite you since you are too large to consume. In reality,s piders are incredibly beneficial to humans. Their main diet is insects, which keeps many other types of pesky bugs in check. Spider factsSpiders are not insects. Insects have three body parts and six legs. Spiders have eight legs and two body parts,the abdomen and thet horax. There are more than 30,000 species of spiders. Most spiders have either six or eight eyes. Fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia. It is one of the most common fears amongh umans. Tarantulas shed their furry skin as they grow,leaving behind whatl ooks just like another tarantula. Spiders eat many types of h armful insects,helping to keep your garden free of pests. On an equal weight basis,spid er silk is stronger than steel and Kevlar,which is used to make bull et-proof vests. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily t hose of the News-Sun. Despite reputation, spiders not as scary as you may think N ews From T he W atershed C orine Burgess Courtesy photo Webs are used by spiders as a home and a place to capture food. Insects get caught in the sticky strands and the spider does not need to expend much energy in the hunt because it can sense the ensnared prey. With every kick and push in an attempt to escape, the helpless i nsect sends vibrations that serve as transmissions to the nearby spider.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway email@example.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: email@example.com;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, S ebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP By JOHN MARSHALL A ssociated PressSURPRISE,Ariz. Renee Coplan played racquetball for 28 years,buth ad to give it up as she got older and chasing a ball around a large court became too much. Just when she thought her d ays of playing court games were over,someone suggested she give pickleball a try. Her reaction was about what youd expect froms omeone who had never heard of a sport named after a garnish. They said pickleball and I said,Excuse me,pickleball?Coplan said. Butt hen I tried it and I absolutely loved it. C reated on the whim of a U.S. Congressman (more on that later),pickleball hasb ecome a big hit in senior communities around the c ountry,and is gaining steam with younger players and at schools,too. A hybrid of tennis,badminton and table tennis, p ickleball is played on a court a quarter the size of a tennis court,with hard rackets and a variety of whiffle ball. T he smaller area and slower pace are perfect for seniors who want to stay active much easier on the joints and lungs than tennis.I s an easy sport to pick up for novices,and fun enough that kids and their grandparents can play on the same court. P ickleball also can be challenging,requiring quick reactions as players trade rapid-fire shots at the net. For those who have discovered the game,the famil-i ar sound of the ball off the racket becomes intoxicating. You get up in the morning and hear that pick-pock, pick-pock and its addictive,s aid Keith Darrow,who lives in the same Sun City Grand r etirement community as Coplan. You just tell the wife:I gotta go. Heres the basics: Theres usually four players two each side on a team playing over a net slightly lower than in tennis. Players swing rackets that look like a beefed-up v ersion of a beach paddleball paddle and hit a whiffle ball thats slightly hardert han the play-in-the-streets variety. The serve is underhanded and goes diagonally like in tennis,but the ball must bounce once on each side before players are allowed to hit a volley (out of the air). Inside The Kitchen,a 7 -foot zone on both sides of the net,volleying is not a llowed; players have to let the ball bounce once if there in that area. Teams only score when there serving,and each p layer gets a turn before the other side gets a shot. There are a few more rules,but the main thing is that pickleball is a blast. Its really easy to learn, its a lot of fun and its a very social game because youre in a small area with a lot of interaction,said BillB ooth,president of the USA Pickleball Association. OK,so whats with the name? Thats up for debate,sort o f. The sport was hatched in 1965,in the backyard of Joel Pritchard,a Congressman for the state of Washington.B ored after a round of golf, Pritchard and a friend lowered the badminton net on the property of his Bainbridge Island home and cut two paddles out of ply-w ood. After trying several balls that didnt work,they s tarted hitting a neighbors whiffle ball back and forth. They came up with rules andt he sport was born. Joan Pritchard,Joels w ife,said she told the guys that the game reminded her of the pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other b oats. Over the years,however,a story circulated that the game was named after the familys dog,Pickles,whow ould chase after the ball. According to Joan Pritchard, Pickles the canine came years after pickle the game, but the ball-chasing-dog leg-e nd grew over the years, blurring the truth. e kind of go with named-after-the-dog because its cute and a legend,butt ake your pick it doesnt really matter,Booth said. s like,how did squash get its name? Thats a vegetable too. Pickleball spread to P ritchards Bainbridge Island neighbors,who started buildi ng their own courts,and gradually across the United States and Canada. About ad ecade ago,it started to gain steam in senior communities, w ith courts popping up all over. The USAPA estimates now there are 100,000 to 150,000 pickleball players in the United States. Tennis-like Pickleball is picking up steam with seniors MCT Pickleball, which is a hybrid of tennis, badminton and table tennis played with hard rackets and plastic balls.
C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com SFCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, reg ad n ursing progra; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 6 6 b ob terrell; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, make good bob terrell; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 7 7 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Kindergarten Learning Center Principal Andrew Lethbridge (left from Statler Financial President/CEO Phillip Statler Wednesday afternoon. Each year Statler Financial, the Nurserymen of Highlands County and Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Organization contribute funds and presents to the KLCs Angel Project. For the sixth year, these entities provide toys, books, clothes as well as fundraisers for a great cause of supplying Christmas gifts to needy KLC students. This year 19 boys and 19 girls will benefit from the KLCs efforts. Lethbridge stated that the project to uses teachers to identify stu-d ents that are in more need than others. Students are carefully selected by teachers and w ith parental approval, they are given a number of items to ensure they have a Merry C hristmas. The parents are very receptive and very appreciative...we know that some of t hese kids wouldnt have a Christmas without the help of these businesses and individuals. A Christmas gift for many Associated Press Games can be both a welc ome and an annoying diversion on Facebook,the worlds most popular online social network. This week, Facebook Inc. issued a list oft he 25 top-rated games that launched on Facebook in 2012. The company says the rankings are based on user ratings and engagement witht he games. Some of the games are p layed on Facebooks website,while others are only on Apple Inc.s iOS or Google I nc.s Android devices using Facebooks app. Top 10 1. SongPop(by FreshPlanet,onF acebook.com,iOS and Android) 2. Dragon City(by Social Point,on Facebook.com) 3 Bike Race(by Top Free Games,on iOS) 4 Subway Surfers(by Kiloo,on iOS and Android) 5. Angry Birds Friends ( by Rovio,on Facebook.com) 6. FarmVille 2(by Zynga,on Facebook.com) 7. Scramble with Friends (by Zynga,on iOS) 8 Clash of Clans(by Supercell,on iOS) 9. Marvel:Avengers Alliance(by Playdom,onF acebook.com) 10. Draw Something(by Z ynga,on iOS and Android) Top 10 Facebook games of 2012
C M Y K Metro ServicesS ome people are a cinch to shop for come the holiday season,while others can be more of an enigma. When it comes to the latter,shopperss hould determine what tickles their mysterious friend or family members fancy,such as a favorite hobby or even something to do with his or her profession. Food is a passion for many people and provides holiday shoppers with a great opportunity to make a loved ones holiday season even more special. Perhaps thanks to the increase in cable networks focusing on food,foodies, those people with an appreciation and passion for cuisine, have grown in number in recent years,and holiday shoppers with foodies on their lists have a host of potential gift options at their disposal. Cooking class:Many foodies dont just like eating food but cooking their favorite cuisine as well. For those who like to get their hands dirty before filling their bellies,consider paying for a cooking class. Many communities have cooking classics for various types of cuisine,so consult your friend or family member, asking them which cuisine thed like to learn and when there available. Or let them find their own class and then pay for the class. This can bea great way for foodies to learn something new and meet fellow food afficionados along the way. Specialty spices:Spices can make the difference between an ordinary meal thats void of flavor and a meal thats so flavorful it wont soon be forgotten. When spicing things up for a foodie this holiday season, dont just buy regular spices at the grocery store. For example,instead of standard cinnamon,buy a specialty spice like Mexican or Vietnamese cinnamon. Such specialty spices can add extra flavor to a meal while becoming the go-to spice for the home chef among your friends and family members. Pressure cooker:Many foodies are fawning over pressure cooking,which can cut down on cooking times without sacrificing nutrition. Some recipes may take half the time to prepare with a pressure cooker as they might with a more traditional cooking method,an important time saving element thats attractive to foodies who want to enjoy their favorite foods but feel pressed for time on weeknights. And while pressure cookers employ steam to cook foods quickly,that steam also traps flavor,whereas boiling can wash flavor out. Many foodies also laud pressure cookers for their nutritional benefits. Steaming certain foods can intensify their flavor,which allows cooks to rely less on potentially unhealthy additions like salt or butter to ensure a meal is flavorful. Serving dishes:Of c ourse,many foodies want to share the fruits of their labors with friends and family. For the person who loves throwing dinner parties,considers ome serving dishes this holiday season. Serving dishes can range from casual (for the foodie who cant wait to fire up the grill) to formal (for the gourmet foodieso get a feel of your friend or family members preferences before purchasing a set of serving dishes. Cookbook:The ideal fallback item for holiday shoppers who cant seem to find anything for their favorite foodies,cookbooks filled with recipes for dishes from their favorite type of cuisine (i.e.,Italian,Thai, Cajun,etc.) are sure to please. When gifting with a cookbook,peruse a few of its recipes to determine if there are any special ingredients that appear throughout. If there are,purchase these ingredients and gift them as well. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 11B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 3 3 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 4 4 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 5 5 By LEANNE ITALIE A ssociated PressNEW YORK Thanks to the election,socialism andc apitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Websters most looked-up words of 2012. Traffic for the unlikely pair on the compans websitea bout doubled this year from the year before as the health care debate heated up and discussion intensified over American capitalismversus European socialism,saidt he editor at large,Peter Sokolowski. T he choice revealed Wednesday was kind of a no-brainer,he said. T he side-by-side interest among political candidates a nd around kitchen tables prompted the dictionary folk to settle on two words of the year rather than one for the first time since the accoladeb egan in 2003. There words that sort of e ncapsulate the zeitgeist. There words that are in the national conversation,saidS okolowski from company headquarters in Springfield, M ass. The thing about an election year is it generates ah uge amount of very specific interest. Democracy,globalization, m arriage and bigot all touched by politics made t he Top 10,in no particular order. The latter two were driven in part by the fight for same-sex marriage acceptance. L ast years word of the year was austerity. Before that,it was pragmatic. Other words in the leading dictionary makers Top 10 for 2012 were also politically motivated. Harken back to Oct. 11, when Vice President JoeB iden tangled with Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan in a televised debate focused on foreign policy terror attacks,defense spend-i ng and war,to be specific. ith all due respect, thats a bunch of MALARKEY,declared Biden during a particularly tough row with Ryan. Them ention sent look-ups of malarkey soaring on M erriam-webster.com, Sokolowski said,adding: Clearly a one-week wonder,b ut what a week! Actually,it was more like w hat a day. Look-ups of malarkey represented the largest spike of a single word on the website by percentage, at 3,000 percent,in a single2 4-hour period this year. The company wont release the n umber of page views per word but said the site gets about 1.2 billion overall eachy ear. Malarkey,with the alternat ive spelling of yat the end,is of unknown origin, but Merriam-Webster surmis-e s its more Irish-American than Irish,tracing it to newspaper references as far back a s 1929. Beyond nonsense, m alarkey can mean insincere or pretentious talk or writing designed to impress one and usually to distract attention from ulteriorm otives or actual conditions, noted Sokolowski. Thats exactly what Joe Biden was saying. Very precise,especially in conversat ion with another IrishAmerican,Sokolowski said. He chose a word that res-o nated with the public,I think in part because it really r esonated with him. It made perfect sense for this man to use this word in this moment. An interesting electionr elated phenom,to be sure, but malarkey is no dead Big B ird or binders full of women two Romneyisms from the defeated candidatest elevised matchups with Obama that evoked another o f Merriam-Websters Top 10 meme. While malarkes history is s haded,memes roots are easily traced to evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins,a B rit who coined the term for a unit of cultural inheritance, n ot unlike genes and DNA. The retired professor at the University of Oxford made up the word in 1976 for The Selfish Gene,a book hep ublished light years before the Internet and social medias capacity to take memes viral. Sokolowski said traffic for m eme more than doubled this year over 2011,with dramatic spikes pegged to political-r elated subjects that included Romnes Big Bird and b inders remarks,social media shares of images pegged to Hillary Rodham Clinton texting and Obamas horses and bayonetsdebate rebukeo f Romney in an exchange over the size of the Navy. D awkins,reached at home in Oxford,was tickled by the dictionary shoutout. Im very pleased that its one of the 10 words that got p icked out,he said. Im delighted. I hope it may bring more people to understands omething about evolution. The book in which he used meme for the first time is m ostly about the gene as the primary unit of natural select ion,or the Darwinian idea that only the strongest survive. In the last chapter,he said,he wanted to describe some sort of cultural replica-t or. And he wanted a word that sounded like gene,so he took a twist on the Greek mimeme,which is the origin o f mimeand mimesis,a scientific term meaning imitation. Its a very clever coinage,lauded the lexicogr apher Sokolowski. Other words in MerriamWebsters Top 10 for 2012: Touche,thanks in part to Survivorcontestant KatE dorsson misusing the word to mean tough luckrather t han point well made,before she was voted off the island in May. Look-ups atM erriam-webster.com were up sevenfold this year over 2 011. Schadenfreude,made up of the German words for damageand joy,meaning taking pleasure in the misery of others,was used broadly i n the media after the election. Look-ups increased 75 p ercent. The word in English dates to 1895. Professionalism,up 12 percent this year over last. Sokolowski suspects theb ump might have been due to the bad economy and more job seekers,or a knowing glimpse into what qualities people value. Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year MCT Vice President Joe Biden gave the word malarkey a bump in internet search results when he used it during a debate with Paul Ryan on Oct. 11. CROSSWORDSOLUTION B y BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterNEW YORK Amazon is launching a subscription service forc hildrens games,videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices. Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesdayt hat the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be a vailable in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software update. A mazon said subscribers will have access t o thousandsof pieces of content,though the company did not givea specific number. Kids will be able to watch,play andr ead any of the content available to them as many t imes as they want. Parents can set time limits,however. T he service,aimed at kids aged 3 to 8,will cost $ 4.99 per month for one child. Itll cost $2.99 per child for members ofA mazon Prime,the compans premium shipping service. Amazon Prime c osts $79 per year for free shipping of merchandise p urchased in the compans online store. Family plans for up to six kids will cost $9.99 per month and $6.99 forP rime members. The Kindle already allows for parental controls through its FreeTime service. Amazon launches Kindle service for kids Gift ideas for the food fanatic on your list Metro Services Gift the foodie on your holiday shopping list with something that encourages their love of cuisine.
C M Y K John Major Jenkins writes in his book The 2012 Story:The Myths,Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in Historythat the public is driven by urgent doomsday scenarios spun out by the mainstream media and opportunistic writers. And yet the date is not simplya newfangled gadget invented by the marketplace. It is,in fact,a true artifact of the authentic Maya calendar,which has suffered the cut-and-paste cosmologizing of wannabe wizards,pocket-protector prophets and celebrity showmen. Pamela Frese,professor of anthropology at the College of Wooster in Ohio and an expert on the Maya and New Age religion,explained that the Maya had many calendars. But the one thats attracted the most attention ends on the winter solstice of 2012,raising speculation that the world is damned. Of course,many dont agree. s true that the long calendar, which fell out of use by the 1500s,and another calendar are coming to an end. But they begin again,Frese said. For the Maya,its a time of death and rebirth. Its kind of like our new year, but much more significant. The only known reference by the Maya to the 2012 date,Frese maintains,is a monument in Tortuguero in Mexico. It was erected in 670 A.D. and forgotten until it was rediscovered by Westerners who were exploring the jungles in the 1800s. The monument reveals a figure a god that some believe foretells the future. Its a god of war and destruction, but its also a god of rebirth. It doesnt say anything about the cataclysmic events,Frese said. Thats something attributed to the monument that just isnt there. If you are Maya and thinking about this (the end of the long calendar what you are hoping for is the beginning of a new cycle. If youre oppressed, youre hoping for justice and relief from that oppression,the professor explained. If you are a believer of some of the New Age religions,especially those who share Christian beliefs of the apocalypse, then you may believe that 2012 is Armageddon. This is the not the first time,of course,that people have made end-ofthe-world predictions. There have been hundreds of failed doomsday scenarios. The website Universe Today (www.universetoday.com),for instance,recounted a story from 1997 in which the Hale-Bopp comet was visible from Earth. It was an exciting time for scientists and people watching the celestial display. It was also a time when the Internet was gaining in popularity and the comet appeared on computer monitors around the world. Unfortunately,as Universe Today pointed out,the excitement was also accompanied by paranoia,panic,and even a false sense of euphoria as many people believed it signaled the end of the world. The mass suicide of the Heavens Gate (an American UFO cult) members drummed up even more doomsday stories.Thirty-nine cult members killed themselves,believing they would be taken to heaven in a spacecraft accompanying the comet. Chances are,you recall the start of the new century when rumors of the end were running rampant. Disaster was predicted not so much for humans,but for computers via the Y2K bug.There was even a prediction of a recession (maybe thats true, but it didnt happen in the year 2000). Even the History Channel has a series of 2012 end-of-the-world documentaries, ominous music and all. One of the programs explains that four days before Christmas of that year, the Earth will be in exact alignment with the sun and the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Some geophysicists,the show notes,believe the mantle of the Earth will suddenly shift,resulting in planetary catastrophe. Don Palmer,geology professor at Kent State University in Ohio,says that theory has no basis. The mantle and Earth itself are remarkably stable,Palmer said. And the stability is derived from the fact that the sequential layers going down from the crust right to the center of the Earth increase in density. Further,very good geological records demonstrate mantle stability over periods of billions of years. Even if you had a small planet hit by a large asteroid,it could make a disruption, but even then,the evidence is quite good that a planet with any reasonable gravitational pull holds together very nicely. Still,if youre intrigued about the end of the world on Dec. 21,2012,there are some places you can visit on a dark, stormy night with the help of your computer that might just scare the bejabbers out of you. For example,typing and disasterinto a Google search recently suggested more than 500 million links. Doomsdayand found 44 million. If you want to follow an in-depth study by a 2012 believer,dont miss author and researcher Patrick Geryls site (www.howtosurvive2012.com). There he explains his book of the same name. It is a blueprint for all of you who want to relive the story of Noah,Geryl says. I explain thoroughly all the problems we are going to encounter and which precautions we need to take. I expect to inspire enough people so that together we can resume life on earth in a new civilization. Mark Hitchcock is a pastor with a doctorate from Dallas Theological seminary. In his book,:The Bible and the End of the World,he includes tips on how to face doomsday predictions. t panic or be drawn to carry out rash,impulsive actions encouraged by fanatics and survivalists who claim to know the exact date of the end of the world or Christs coming,Hitchcock writes. They dont know when the world will end. Only God knows,and He isnt telling anyone when it will happen. So,back to the beginning will the world end on Dec. 21,2012? And is it wise to put off the Christmas shopping? The decision is yours,but if theres no Armageddon,youll be scrambling at the last minute to find something for cranky Uncle Clyde. If it does happen, that five bucks you wasted on the old geezer wont matter anyway. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, December 9, 2012www.newssun.com By Kim Hone-McMahan Akron Beacon JournalIf you havent heard already,some believe the world is coming to an end on Dec.21,2012.The good thing? You wont have to find a Christmas gift for cranky olUncle Clyde. The bad thing? Youll be dead. Thousands of people believe the day,smack in the middle of the h oliday season,is doomsday.There are dozens of books written about the date and even a movie,appropriately named ,w hich filmmakers were smart enough to release in 2009 so they could cash in on the hype before the real end of the world.(Ahem. Most who believe the apocalypse is imminent point to a cale ndar kept by the ancient Maya.The long calendar,as it is c alled,began in 3114 BC and concludes on Dec.21,2012. E ven the scientists,professors and philosophers who dont believe it will be a catastrophic day agree the Maya,who lived inL atin America,were remarkable astronomers.So advanced were t hey when dealing with elements of time and the heavens,they built observatories.And they had an uncanny ability to pinpointa n eclipse hundreds of years before it actually happened. Of course the 2009 film wasnt the last look at the subject. Television has long been producing shows about the worlds end f rom things like fiery meteors and tsunamis.And,yes,theres an app for that MANY apps.Take your pick from hundreds of o ptions on either Android or iOS that help you count down to the day of doom,survive 2012,research M ayan myths or,for no fun at all,debunk it all.
C M Y K D ear Abby: Im a 24year-old woman and have been in a committed relationship with Maxfor six years. He proposed four years ago and I told him I wanted to marry him, except I wasnt ready at that time. The years have gone by, and we have flourished as a couple. Most people would swear that were already married. However,I have been worrying lately that I might have blown my chance for another proposal. Max doesnt mention marriage anymore except if I initiate conversation with a related topic. Some of our mutual friends are now engaged and Max has made no comment on the future of OUR relationship. He seems content in our current state. I feel silly for wanting to be proposed to again,but it is important to me. I dont want to be pushy and force Max into it. Should I talk to him about it or wait it out and see? Hopeful Future Bride in Nevada Dear Hopeful: Max is not a mind reader. The squeaky wheel gets the grease,so if you want a second proposal,squeak up and tell him so. Because you put him off before,he may think you are still not ready for further commitment. Dear Abby: I cant believe Im actually writing to you,but I need an answer to this question. What is the time limit for acknowledging someones attendance ata memorial service? My mother passed away nine months ago. Our relationship had not been an easy one. She had been ill, but the end came very quickly. My youngest sister had died two years before. To make a long story short,I went into a total meltdown. Life just stopped for me. Would it be appropriate to come cleanand tell everyone that I was grossly overwhelmed (an understatement) with my grieving,or should I just send a short acknowledgment,thanking them for the time they took to attend my mothers memorial? Wondering in West Virginia Dear Wondering: Grief is an individual process. No two people grieve exactly alike,and most of us understand that. It is never too late to say thank you,and if you include an explanation with your acknowledgment, it would be appreciated. Dear Abby: I am sending o ut our annual Christmas cards. I do not want to include my husbands name on them this year. We havent spoken to each other in two years. We still occupy the same house but thank God its large so we dont have to see each other often. We have a son away at college. Please tell me it is OK. Married and Not, Albany,N.Y. Dear Married and Not: If you follow your impulse and omit your husbands name from the cards,it will be like announcing that he is dead or that you have separated. While I sympathize with you,do not omit his name unless you are prepared to answer the questions that will surely follow. If youre ready to make an announcement,then do as you wish. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. 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(Shipping and handling are included in the price.) www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 9, 2012Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 2 2 5 5 DIVERSIONS INANDOUTB y TOM HEILMAN ACROSS 1 Inn option 7 Assigned in spades 14 Sources of some stadium images 20 Spanish novelist Blasco __ 21 Monster with both a lion's and a goat's head 22 Piano brand2 3 Wolfing down burgers and fries while driving? 25 Like corn in the kettle 26 Tibetan priest2 7 Rough talk 28 Meryl Streep's alma mater 3 0 Pasture parent 31 Depilatory cream 33 Plus-size supermodel3 6 Suffix meaning "living substance" 3 8 Rocky road from fad to fashion? 45 "Speed-the-Plow"p laywright 46 Many millennia 4 7 Kind of bran 48 Port of Yemen 49 "__ Wiedersehen"5 0 Personnel list 53 Whomp relative 5 5 To-do list item 5 7 Solidarity among c ommoners? 62 Vents frustration toward6 3 Offscreen friend in "Ernest" films 64 Professor 'iggins 65 On the safer side6 6 Former Indy champ B obby 68 Kid's comeback 70 Jefferson Davis's sch.7 4 Brief court plea 7 5 Actor whose voice is emulated by Snagglepuss the Lion 77 Put to shame7 9 Reenactment of a m emorable scene from "The Exorcist"? 8 3 "Reservoir Dogs" actor8 5 Polar sheet 86 Radio host John 87 Ironically, he com-p osed the "Microsoft sound" on a Mac8 8 Drying oven 89 Actor Daniel __ Kim 90 Utterly9 3 Washing station 95 "Dismount" or "set-t le"? 101 Sipped uncertainly 102 Contrary current1 03 __ cava 1 04 Gone by 106 Ripped off 1 09 City near Anaheim 111 Daughter of Darth 115 What opinions oftend o 117 Food-fight evidence a t the picnic? 121 Proofer's finds 122 Sing unlike Bing 123 Golf shoe brand 124 Shifty sort 1 25 Blows up 126 Hinge (on DOWN 1 Iranian currency 2 "Dancing Queen" band 3 Respectful address 4 Not as slow as adagio 5 Lawn beads 6 Hank who voices some Simpsons" characters 7 Chance-of-rain nos. 8 Optimistic reply 9 Small, aptly? 10 Leggy runner1 1 John who loved Colorado 12 Ocean predator 13 Offhand turndowns 14 To a large degree1 5 Actress Linney et al. 16 Online exchanges, briefly 17 Memorable Eastwood line 18 "Close call!" 19 "Marat/__": 1963 play 24 Tale 2 9 Tie concern 32 Team moving to the American League in 2 013 34 McKinley, e.g.: Abbr. 35 Learn all aspects of 37 Packer with a strong arm 38 Relating to regional animal life 39 "Don't worry about me" 40 Unheeding 4 1 Performing trip 42 Get down? 43 Seinfeld's Uncle Leop ortrayer __ Lesser 44 Cut off 45 Tierney of" NewsRadio" 51 Winning like crazy 52 Smashes beyond repair54 Top dog 5 5 Dresses 56 Sign of hope 58 Riesling giant Chateau __ Michelle 5 9 FDR project 60 "__, we won't go!": 60s antiwar chant 61 Like some nuts6 7 To what length 6 9 Woofer's sound 70 Work the aisles, in slang7 1 "Oh, come on!" 72 Avoid waffling 73 Accompaniment7 4 Marlins' div. 76 Ancient 78 Cinder receptacle 79 Issues requiring attention 80 Absolute8 1 Quebec's __'Orleans 82 Chiwere speaker 83 "Rock and Roll,H oochie __": 1974 hit 84 Clean off plates? 89 Dimwit 91 Kept under wraps 92 Color in large Crayola p acks 9 4 Running swiftly 96 Equal, as expectat ions 97 Cleaning basic 9 8 Declining in later y ears 99 Chevy subcompact 100 Tilted 1 04 Food truck drinks 105 Lass 107 Report generators 108 Foil relative 110 Pensioned: Abbr. 112 Berlin article 113 Participation declaration 114 Preschool songo pener 1 16 Short-lived diet, perhaps 118 Sm. change 119 Land div. by the 38th parallel 120 Absorbed, as a cost Solution on page 11B Peace. How easi ly it can elude us. How joyful and full of anticipation my husband,Ken,a nd I were as we enfolded our two families into one over thirty years ago. E verything was coming up rosesas we looked through our love-t inted glasses. Our lives were peaceful and full of hope. B ut after only a few months of marriage,asthma s truck my husband. Sickness hovered and trapped us in its debilitat-i ng grasp. The peace in our home seemed fragile as n erve endings frayed with physical and financial exhaustion. That first year,peace eluded me. Christmas wass pent in the emergency room of the local hospital. O ur young boys played with small toys in the waiting room while Daddy wasa dmitted. Three years later, t hrough burning some moldy logs in our wood stove,we discovered that o ur home harbored mold that was sapping the health and life from my husband. We set out to remedy the situation,but peace seemedh idden away until one morning in church I heard these words from Isaiah 61:3,NKJV, o give them beauty for a shes,the oil of joy for mourning,the garment of p raise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may bec alled trees of righteousness,the planting of the Lord,that He may b e glorified. It was like a healing balm to my soul as my heart responded tot he Lords voice. I knew then that he would bring beauty out of those ashes; joy for mym ourning spirit; dress me in praise clothing to lift my heavy spirits.A nd in the process,we would be called trees of righteousness standingt all and strong because the Lord had planted us so t hat he would be glorified. I realized that the peace that passes understandingw hich is promised to all who believe is not just etern al,but is present no matter our circumstances. It has all to do with who Jesus is and our yielding to him and bringing himg lory. That year,despite our c ircumstances,Christmas came with renewed peace. The Pin peace stands f or the person of Christ who alone can give this a biding peace that settles the heart and exudes calm confidence even in the m idst of trials. The E stands for eternal. It is that peace with God and of God that is ours when we receive Gods free gift ofs alvation through the gift of his son,Jesus Christ. His peace comes into our hearts and remains with us now and for all eternity. A true gift of Christmas. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Present and eternal peace Pause And Consider Jan Merop M etro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,you will have to w ork hard at presenting a different image if you want to win over a few more fans. It might take a little time,but it is definitely within the realm of possibility. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,take a break no matter how busy you are this week. It is for your own good to recharge with some R&R and then get back on track at work. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Unexpected things can happen when you explore new possibilities,Gemini. Get out there and immerse yourself in other social circles so that you can take advantage of opportunities. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,run your ideas by a few people this week before you make a big presentation. This will help you to revise and tweak anything that needs a little work. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,you will be full of energy this week and that energy helps you handle whatever is put on your plate. Take advantage of your productivity with a few days. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,jump on an opportunity to take a vacation. There wont be many other opportunities this year to enjoy a vacation. So go along even if its related to work. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 There are too many happy things going on in your life to let any of the negative things bring you down, Libra. Face challenges with a smile,and youll sail through. S corpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,despite firm convictions you cannot change othersviewpoints all of the time. Dont be hard on yourself if other people do not see things the same way as you do. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,sometimes you may believe there isnt room for anyone else in the spotlight but you. Dont let your ego get in the way of friendships. Share the glory. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,give an idea that would require some significant changes its due consideration. This can impact both your career and personal life in a positive way. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) It may seem like too much money is going out of your pocket and not enough coming in,Aquarius. But the budget will balance out this month. Rest easy when making purchases. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Start a creative project that can be turned into something you keep for yourself, Pisces. Its nice to enjoy the fruits of your creative labors. Famous birthdaysDec. 9,Judy Dench, Actress (78 George Newbern,Actor (48 Dec. 11,Rita Moreno, Actress (81Cathy Rigby,Olympic gymnast (60Taylor Swift, Singer/songwriter (23 14,Spider Stacy,Musician (54Geoff Stults, Actor (35 Take a break this week, Taurus Woman is ready to say yes to mans four-year-old proposal Horoscope Dear Abby Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K LIVING 14B PA GE News-Sun Sunday, December 9, 2012 By Neil SperryM cClatchy NewspapersMany families like the option of buying a living tree from the nursery for their Christmas tree,so they can plant it into the landscape instead of sending it off after the holidays. But that might not be a good idea,depending on the species of tree,among other things. You see, just because a tree has roots and seems to be growing well at a nursery doesnt guarantee its long-term success in your region. Lets examine some facts. Living Christmas trees,depending on the species,often grow to be full-size evergreen trees 30 to 40 feet tall and almost as wide. Before you buy a tree based on how its going to look in your home,think,too,about how its going to look in your landscape. If its not a match for both of those places,its not a match as your living Christmas tree. University research has shown that living Christmas treesrate of survival after planting is inversely proportiona te to the number of days a tree stays indoors. Ideally, y oull not have it inside more than 10 or 12 days. Warm, dry and dark indoor conditions just dont bode well for evergreens. Keep it as cool as you can (away from hot drafts,the fireplace,etc.) and moist. Buy it early if you need to,but keep it in the patio staging area,awaiting its trip indoors. After the holiday,keep an eye on the weather, and when you can see three or four days of nonextreme weather coming up,get it planted and watered. It will have become acclimated to the warmth,so you dont want to set it out when temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s.W HAT TYPES ARE BEST?HOLLIES.Nellie R. Stevens,Willowleaf (zones 6 to 8) and Oakland (*zones 6 to 9) hollies trained in pyramidal form are the most dependable. Of all the types,Oakland hollies are the most commonly found trained in Christmastree size and shape. Note your soil type and climate as well. Savannah (zones 6 to 9Foster (zones 6 to 9East P alatka (zones 7 to 9American holly hybrids ( zones vary) need acidic soils and high humidity. ARIZONA CYPRESS(zones 7 to 9Weve grown t his soft-textured Southwestern native for decades here in Texas,and through that time,it has almost gone overlooked as a good tree for use at this season. Buy one of the grafted bluetypes for the best color. It must have good drainagea nd ample room (35 feet tall and 30 feet wideEASTERN RED CEDAR(zones 2 to 9 junipers. Know the types mature size before you buy it. Make sure you have the space it will require. Your nurs-e ryman can advise you.THREE SPECIAL TYPESTRIMMED ROSEMARY(zones 7 to 10). This wonderful herb,right,grows quitew ell in many conditions. Youll find the plants sold,perhaps even pre-decorated with bows and balls,as trimmed littlet abletop trees. There great plants,and they can certainly be set out into herb beds in the landscape,but its difficult to maintain that shape. If you choose to buy one,plant it into the landscape a fter the holidays and let it grow on its own.NORFOLK ISLAND PINE(zones 10,11). This is a fabulous tabletop Christmas tree,with its gracefully arching branches and its soft-textured needles. If you have really bright light,you can even grow it as a pottedt ropical for a while. What most of us were horrified to learn,after growing these beauties for several years, is that their mature height in nature is 50 or 60 feet or taller. There huge trees! And,since there rigidly symmetrical,there is nothing you can do to keep them pruned back. They wont tolerate freezing weather,either. So,if you opt for one,know going in that it will break your heart at some point when youre forced to discard it.ALBERTA SPRUCE(zones 3 to 7). This dwarf conifer makes a wonderful tabletop tree,but it wont tolerate weather extremes heat or cold. Use it like you would a long-lasting flower arrangement. When it begins to wither,allow yourself the liberty of discarding it.TREES WITH TROUBLESELDARICA(also referred to as Afghan or Mondell) pines (zones 6 to 10) were introduced into the United States landscaping industry 35 years ago. They made sense:They were native to arid areas of Afghanistan,so they had to be tolerant of drought. But theve cropped up with disease issues we didnt anticipate,and they cant handle waterlogged soils. There not good choices for dry areas that get deluged at times.COLORADO BLUE SPRUCES(zones 2 to 7 Theres a reason there named for that mountainous state,where they can thrive at 8,000 feet and 80-degree summer days. Thell live for a while in hotter regions, but they wont be happy,and neither will you.LEYLAND CYPRESS(zones 6 to 10We all loved it when they were first planted into landscapes. However, Seiridium canker has devastated the once-lovely conifer. Theve been toasted (literallyand there is no control for the disease. *According to the Arbor Day Foundation,plant hardiness zones divide the United States and Canada into 11 areas,based on 10-degree differences in the average annual minimum temperature. By knowing what zone you're in,you can find a tree or perennial that can survive in your area. To find your zone,check out www.arborday.org/treeinfo/zonelookup.cfm.Consider these options for a Christmas tree that lasts well after New Years JAMES F. QUINN/ C HICAGO TRIBUNE/MCTThis fresh rosemary bush shaped into a holiday tree,brings scent and substance to the kitchen. You can find a similar version,20 to 28 inches tall,for $78.95 from Jackson & Perkins.RON T.ENNIS/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT