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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 12-12-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 12-13, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 152 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 81 62C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Couple of showers and T-storms F orecast Question: Will changing parties help Charlie Crist in a future run for governor? Next question: If the U.S. economy goes over the fiscal cliff, who will you blame the most? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 27.2% No 72.9% T otal votes: 136 Celebrations9B Classifieds7A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Dinner Diva11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week4B Sports On TV2B Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun Holidays with popP opcorn is for more than j ust movie snacks LIVING, 12BPitched battleL ady Streaks shut out r ival Red Devils SPORTS, 1BRain cant stop SantaL P Christmas parade r escheduled for Saturday PAGE2 A B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comA VON PARK City council promoted Jason Lister to the position of Director of Public Safety ati ts regular meeting Monday night. His selection was made at the r equest of City Manager Julian Deleon,and passed the council by a 3-1 vote,with council memberP aul Miller voting against. Council member Terry Heston was out of t own. By city charter I can make my own choice. I am allowed to pick my own team,Deleon said. I urge you top lease approve his contract. While everyone who addressed the issue praised Lister as a police officer and leader,several said placing someone with a police background in the job was not the best choice. G eorge Hall said the citys needs have changed since the Highlands C ounty Sheriffs Office took over law enforcement for the city. Now Lister named Director of Public Safety Lister By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Maria Sutherland,director of administrative services,and City Manager Julian Deleon asked the city council Monday for permission to explore the opportunity for a $400,000 USDA/HUD grant, which has a 10 percent matching fund component. The money would be used to build or refurbish housing exclusively for farm workers. Part of the need is because single family homes do not convert well to group living. Multiple complaints about overcrowding led to planning and zoning changes to restrict their use. What is at hand here, Sutherland said,is actual ranchers and growers have called concerned about insufficient housing for workers here.This is not Avon Parks problem alone,nor that of Highlands County,she added. Its a regional concern. Lake Placid has a big need for this,too. Deleon told council the Housing Authority would manage the housing complex on a day-to-day basis,for a portion of the proceeds. The complex would be part of the federal governments H2A program where farm workers arrive with a special field work visa that guarantees safe and clean housing. Landlords must follow strict rules. The apartments/rooms are inspected on a regular basis. The county approves the housing without looking at the buildings,Sutherland said. As a result many current facilities for farm workers are in bad repair,unsanitary,or Avon Park to research farm worker housing grant Council would take some convincing, however Getting fitBlack women battle obesity with dialogue, action PAGE5B By CHRISTOPHERTUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City hall staff plan on donning aprons and serving a holiday feast Friday afternoon from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center,310 W. Main St. This is the third year city employees reach out to residents struggling in the economy,especially to children with special needs. The meal is a gift. All city staff will be serving,including Mayor Sharon Schuler. Santa and Mrs. Claus are stopping by for a visit with a few surprises for the young. Volunteers are welcome. Cooks are plentiful,Sgt. Brian Robinson said. Serving and greeting is what we need. Call 452-4403 for more information. City of AP to serve meal for Christmas News-Sun file Young Avon Park residents enjoy last years holiday feast served by the City of Avon Park staff. The feast will be held again Friday from 3-7 p.m. Courtesy Photo by Tracy Jones Photography Lindsey Hammortree, 18, lost her battle with cancer Monday night. I I m m n n o o t t a a n n g g r r y y a a t t G G o o d d , I I m m j j u u s s t t n n o o t t s s u u r r e e w w h h y y G G o o d d c c h h o o s s e e t t h h i i s s f f o o r r m m e e . I I m m n n o o t t a a n n g g r r y y a a t t G G o o d d , I I m m j j u u s s t t n n o o t t s s u u r r e e w w h h y y G G o o d d c c h h o o s s e e t t h h i i s s f f o o r r m m e e . L INDSEYHAMMORTREE J uly 23, 1994 Dec.10, 2012 See LISTER,page 5A See AP,page 5A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING An inspiration to everyone she met and the epitomeo f a fighter,Lindsey Hammortree lived out her last days smothered in love and affection. Hammortree,the beautiful young woman who the community came to know in 2010 after she was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosar-c oma,a rare and aggressive form of cancer,lost a hard-fought battle M onday night. In the privacy and comfort of her home and under the watchful eye of the entire Hammortree family, Lindsey left this world and began her new journey at 9:30 p.m. After Lindses doctors at the University of Florida ShandsC ancer Center began treating her third round of cancer with a pill t reatment three months ago,she became frequently ill with colds and fevers. Lindsey was taken to Shands in late November after she discovered new lumps. Much testing was done during her stay,before Lindses lung col-l apsed. Several liters of blood were drained from Lindses lung due to the spread of the cancer from her pelvis and hips to her back andl ungs,leaving many tumors in her l ungs. The Hammortree family had been informed by Lindses doctors that the 18-year-old had very little timel eft. The doctors there have fallen in love with her. They all loved her. Never bitter, always faithful, Hammortree loses cancer fight Was diagnosed with rare form of disease in 2010 See LINDSEY,page 6A Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Floridas on top of the world when it comes to reading. Hong Kong had a slightly better overall fourth-grade reading score last year than Florida,but an international study released Tuesday concluded they were not measurably different. Floridas 2011 fourthand eighth-graders also scored above average in math and science. The National Center for Education Fla. 4th graders global leaders in reading scores See STATE,page 5A

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Hardee C ounty adult athletes with disabilities participated in a track and field event organized by Special STARS on Dec. 1 at the Hardee CountyS chool Board stadium. There were approximately 4 0 athletes with various disabilities experiencing several track and field events.T his event was designed to introduce track and field to H ardee County athletes. The purpose of this event today was to demonstrate t hat everyone can participate in track and field no matter what their abilities are, said Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall. It taughtt he volunteers to think outside the box and find a way to help an athlete to participate. Athletes don't have to be sprint runners to do tracki n field in Special STARS. We just want them to get out i n the sunshine and get some exercise. T hey first competed in a softball throw. For those who were unable to throw the softball, they threw a tennis ball. They each gott hree throws which were measured. Kevin Wyche had the best throw at 95 feet, 4 inches. I think we got some p otential for a good softball team, Hardee County Special STARS Director Missy Ziegler said. The rest of the athletes took their turn to try to beat Wyche. Back way up because I am going to throw it far special athlete Jessie Miranda warned the volunteers during the event. I did it, screamed Special STARS athlete Christa Haege as she threw the ball. Athletes then headed for the track. Events were set up for athletes to either walk, run or be pushed in wheelchairs for 50 yards. One athlete who is visually impaired was really excited when he learned that he would be able walk down the track on his own. I can't wait to try this, said special athlete Kenneth Krantz. At first he was a little skeptical but after volunteers gave him a test run he felt reassured that he could handle it. Arope was strung from the starting line to the finish line for the 50-yard walk. The rope was threadedt hrough a piece of PVC pipe which is what Krantz held o nto as he guided it down the rope. T he crowd cheered for him as he walked down the track guiding the PVC pipe to the end where he heard familiar voices coaxing him.H e felt empowered to be able to do the event all on his own. Although Krantz was not the fastest racer on the track,h e finished the walk with a smile and did it in 1:59.32. Wyche was the fastest runner by finishing the race in 5.10 seconds while Jack Garnett was right behind him with a 5.67. The fastest time for walking was recorded by Gloria Himelright at 11.38. There were four athletes in wheelchairs who recruited able bodied athletes to push them in a race. Even those who were unstable in walking were able to have a volunteer walk beside them for balance to complete the race. Special STARS in Hardee County started in June with bowling. Track and field will be added next year for the adults in hopes they will advance to a district competition in Highlands County. STARS has been active in Highlands for eight years. Ziegler worked with approximately 15 school students in Hardee County on the same track and field skills. In Special STARS, the athletes are divisioned according to their abilities. All athletes participate for free and win awards. Special STARS (Sports T raining And Recreational Services) is a program for a dults and children with physical and mental disabili-t ies. Currently, Hardee offers bowling and will be adding a track and field program. Swimming may also be added next year. There isa lso a social recreational club offered by Special STARS for those who want to enjoy dances and other fun events. T o learn more about the program, contact Ziegler at (863 at (863 Applications are available for athletes and volunteers are always needed as well as donations. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com Dec. 8 378282953x:3Next jackpot $7 millionDec. 5 62025364452x:3 Dec. 1 2533454850x:3 Dec. 10 212242834 Dec. 9 17122024 Dec. 8 922293033 Dec. 7 69182124 Dec. 10 (n 7391 Dec. 10 (d 0890 Dec. 9 (n 9083 Dec. 9 (d 2247 Dec. 10(n 995 Dec. 10 (d 429 Dec. 9(n 472 Dec. 9 (d 205 Dec. 7 193233443 Dec. 4 3521307 Nov. 30 31417294 Nov. 27 61116422 Dec. 8 723264053 PB: 21Next jackpot $50 millionDec. 5 1317192738 PB: 12 Dec. 1 310193646 PB: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center FMO meets today for No-Host lunchSEBRING The Federation of M anufactured Home Owners (FMO No-Host luncheon meeting at Homers Smorgasbord from 10 a.m. to noon today. The guest speaker isE ric T. Zwayer, Highlands County tax collector.Intersection closed for road constructionLAKE PLACID The intersection of Lake Clay Drive South and PlazaA venue will be closed t oday through Feb. 28 for road construction. For further information, c all Excavation Point Inc. at 421-1997.Heartland Amputee Group celebrates t he holidaysSEBRING The Heartland Amputee Group is planning to meet at noonT hursday at the Sebring C hamber of Commerce. T he Hanger Clinic is sponsoring the gettogether with a lunch. RSVPto HALLO by calling 385-1 196. T he featured speaker will be Dan Strzempka from the Hanger Clinic in Sarasota. Strzempka willb e talking all about the p rosthetic tail he made for inter the dolphin, star of the movie Dolphin Tale. The Heartland Amputee G roup is an informational type of support group for both recent and experienced amputees of all lev els, their family and friends a nd interested health care professionals. The groups m ain purpose is to give s upport, encouragement a nd exchange information a nd product knowledge. Anyone interested in mee t ing with the group is invited to attend this friendly,i nformal meeting. I nformation is exchanged and can be very encourag ing and educational. The Heartland Amputee Group is organized throug h H .A.L.L.O. (Handicapped A mericans Love of Life Organization) whose mission statement is Improving the Quality of Life for Those Meeting th e Challenges of Life. The groups regular meetings a re scheduled for every second Thursday of the m onth at noon through A pril 2013. For any other information about the group, or to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetin gs and guest speakers, call H ALLO at 385-1196, email halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box7 082, Sebring, FL33872.H eartland African Violet Society will meet on ThursdayA VON PARK Did you know that African violets come from a large family called Gesneriads? At the next meeting of the H eartland African Violet Society on Thursday, mem ber Carol Anne Burrell will introduce members to COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A C ourtesy photo Hardee County Special STARS Director Missy Ziegler hands a softball to athlete ChadJ ones during the throwing event. Special STARS athletes experience track and field C ourtesy photo Christa Haege winds up to throw the softball during the Special STARS track and field event in Wauchula on Dec. 1. N ews-Sun staffLAKE PLACID Rained out on Dec. 8, Eileen May, director of the chamber of commerce, con-f irmed Monday the towns Christmas Parade marches out Saturday night (Dec. 15), at 7 p.m. sharp. Participants gather at 3 :30 p.m., just like they did last week, using the same n umbers and spaces assigned to them then. eve had a tremendously positive response, May said Monday afternoon. Nobody wanted the parade to be canceled. The parade is going to be wonderful, she added, just like last week without the rain. Lake Placid parade reset for Saturday Special to the News-SunSEBRING The traveli ng Smithsonian Institution exhibition, Journey Stories, is on display at the Highlands Museum of the Arts( MOTA) in Downtown Sebring, behind the library and next toH ighlands Little Theatre on the shores of Lake Jackson, until Jan. 19w ith free admission for the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. With the importance of t his exhibit to the community and history, middle s chool children from Highlands County will participate in field trips to the museum starting this week with SebringM iddle School (Monday and Thursday); Hill G ustat Middle School today, Lake Placid Middle School on Dec. 17-18,a nd Avon Park Middle School on Jan. 15-16. H ome-schooled children will visit Jan. 14. s important for s chool children in Highlands County to experience an exhibit of this magnitude that brings to life the history ands truggles our society has faced in their quest for the American dream, said Wally Cox, Highlands County Superintendent ofS chools. Thank you to MOTA f or working diligently to bring this interactive andi nformative exhibit to our area. The Florida Humanities Council, in partnership with the SmithsonianI nstitute, is sponsoring the six-city Florida tour of Journey Stories an exhibit that uses images, audio and artifacts toi llustrate the critical roles that traveling and movement have played in building our diverse American society. MOTAis in need of museum docents to volunteer their time and assist with the exhibit. Amuseum docent serves as a guide and educator for the institution they serve, usually on a voluntary basis. The position is ancient in origin, though the role has evolved through the centuries. Docents will be asked to volunteer in shifts during the 6-week exhibit.For details, call 385-6682. Highlands MOTAis sponsoring South Florida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art & Culture (MOFAC)s Journey Stories companion program, with local stories and artwork by Owen Jolly, running concurrently with MOTAs Journey Stories exhibition. Schools visiting Journey Stories exhibit By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Councilor Paul Miller attended his last meeting as an elected official Monday night that is, unless he decides to run for office again. At 7 a.m. Jan. 2, Garrett Anderson will be swore into office, taking Millers seat. I enjoyed doing this very much, Miller said, acceptinga plaque in recognition for his service. Id like to see more people come out to meetings. Weve got a crowd tonight, so something must be up. Weve got a city to run, come out and give your opinion. Make it run the way you want it to run, the way it should be run. Miller made it clear he intends to remain active as a volunteer and serve where needed on advisory boards. In other business, the council approved a $2.2 million loan and $1.7 million principal forgiveness grant to provide 11.5 miles of drinking water mains to Lake Lotela and the Avon Park Lakes service areas. It also approved, on final reading, annexation contracts with Avon Gardens, Crewes Groves, Lake Ridge Groves and B. Hill Griffin, for 275 acres, or 0.43 square miles. The new parkway and city water will make the development of this property a reality, City Manager Julian Deleon said of when the annexation takes place in the future. Miller attends final meeting

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C M Y K Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter a room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.Who said that? A) Winston C hurchill B) Shakespeare C) Socrates D) U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan T he answer is Socrates,who like so many other adults in the r oughly 2,400 years since he died in 399 B.C. was convinced the younger generationw ould ruin the world. We certainly hear those words today:Young people d ont care. Young people are lazy and selfish. Young people a re going to you-know-where in a video game hand basket. At the News-Sun,however, we know that kind of thinking is nonsense. The next generation is doing just fine. We know this because we w itness young people going about their lives every day. We get to watch what they are doing,saying and feeling. Take three sixth graders at S ebring Middle School. Three salt-of-the-earth,delightfully normal children; not a whiz kido r delinquent among them Jameka Fields,11,Chayanne Iglesias,12,and Gavin Szoka,w ho is 12-years old today (happy birthday,Gavin). They a re the type of students who inspire hope for the future. The three of them entered e xperiments in the science fair at Sebring Middle School w hen they had the choice of skipping all the hard work. Much more important,each of these students thought about the world,coming up with aq uestion they wanted to answer. T he exercise wasnt about grades for them. They worked to solve a mystery. L isten to them:e drink water everyday. I wanted to k now what we were drinking, Gavin said,explaining why he tested water for chlorine cont ent. His brother works for the water department,which got Gavin thinking about the subject. He discovered chlorine only appears in trace amountsi n all of the samples he tested, w hich surprised him. Volcanoes and chemistry f ascinate Jameka. She wanted to find out which ingredient sugar,salt or baking soda w ould power the best simulated eruption when added to v inegar. Baking soda was the best,Jameka said,which is what she had thought. It erupted,heated,and sizzled. Chayanne wondered about t he decomposition of materials. The climate is changing and p eople say there is too much plastic. I wanted to find out why,he said. H e dug a hole two feet deep and buried a garbage bag,a s andwich bag,a block of wood and a piece of paper for a week. He expected to see cons iderable decomposition in the organic materials when he dug everything up. Nothing decomposed in a week. I was really surprised.C hayanne said. I did research a fter the week. What people predict and calculated is that p lastic takes 500 years to decompose,and a piece of paper 10 years,although thatd epends on if you wet or it not. O ur point is,these students are quintessential examples of the young people coming up. From what we have seen,we already know Gavin,C hayanne and Jameka will be thoughtful citizens; expanding k nowledge and helping solving problems. Frustrating at it is,we need t o remember that young people gobble food because they are g rowing,contradict adults because they learning to think for themselves,and that their c easeless chatter is,heaven help us,age appropriate and healthy. Wve seen the future in (gaspand thef uture is promising. Page 4AN ews-SunW ednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com V ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com A DVERTISING The naughtyFormer Director of the CIA,General David Petraeus: And no he doesn t make the list for having an extramarital affair with t he co-author of his biography,Paula Broadwell. He makes the naughty list for being head of the CIA and choosing a mistress who clearly cannot keep a secret. S ecessionists: Who likes playing with a loser who f lips the chessboard over a nd stomps out of the r oom? No one. Meet the c urrent Party of Lincoln; Public Policy Polling (PPP reported that 25 percent of Republicans want to s ecede. Let it be said here f irst:25 percent of R epublicans wish the U nited States were more like Europe. Senator John McCain: Hopefully when looking back on John McCains c areer we will all focus on h is 2008 concession speech a nd ignore the last four y ears. He makes my n aughty list because he s pearheaded a nontroversy c ampaign to preemptively t ake down the highly qualified Ambassador Susan R ice for Secretary of State. Not being very bright,is h ow McCain described her. W ho would McCain like to have as Secretary of State? John Kerry! Why? It would o pen up a senate seat the R epublicans think they can f ill with outgoing Senator S cott Brown. Painfully political. Disturbingly cynical. Country,apparently,is no longer first. Tramplers: Whether its Black Friday stampedes or a sign-up for a privates chool that looked like a R unning of the Bulls. Bad helicopter parents! Boooo! Speaker of the House John Boehner: The Wikipedia entry for Pyrrhic victoryshould be the home for Boehnerso fficial Capital Hill portrait. Ive personally worn out a keyboard writing about why the 112th Congress is the worst in the history of the concept of worst. Under Boehners leadership the House has done nothing but re-name post offices,have approval ratings on par with ringworm and go on TV opining the president isnt trying to get along with them. Now there,basically, promising (threatening do the same for the next two years. If we want to cut government waste start with Boehners paycheck.The niceHurricane Sandy volunteers/victims: New Yorkers didnt really need to come together. They live together already. But they h elped out the ir neighbors andt he fallout from this Super Stormc ould have been much worse. Natural disasters can bringo ut the best and the worst. In the states hit directly by S andy,with few exceptions,it was the best. Candy Crowley: Fact c hecking a presidential candidate live in front of 4 0 million Americans takes two things:courage and being correct. At the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney declaredP resident Obama took 14 days to say the word terr orin regards to the attack on our embassy in Benghazi on September1 1th of this year. Theres a transcript and a video from t he Rose Garden the next morning proving otherwise. Crowley set the records traight. And to all those who know the facts,I say: Can you say that a little l ouder? Newark Mayor Cory B ooker: The problem with Cory Booker is that as far as public servants go,hes the exception and not the rule. Yes,Booker went intoa burning building to save a constituent. Yes,he expedites Newarkersissues on Twitter. But also this year he went on a food stamp diet of $4 a day for a week. Does your mayor do that?T hey should! New York Times B logger Nate Silver: He makes the nice list for putting the sexy back in statistics! Its not just that Mr. Silver (swoon) got the elec-t ion right; its that hes a gracious host navigating us through the deluge of data were subjected to. He showed us science andm ath have a place in politics and sometimes that place is in the crosshairs of the conservative media complex. My readers: Yes,Im sucking up to all who read my column every week. But specifically the ones who read my 600-word pontifications on a regular basis and let me know (sometimes quite sweetly they never agree with me. Its you who are on my nice list. Youre what is cool about public discourse. And I thank you. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the editor-inchief of TheContributor.com. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. 2012s naughty or nice list Guest Column Tina Dupuy Inquiring minds wanted to know The voting down of the American Disability ActEditor: A ll veterans organizations are looking on with complete disgust. The Republican Senate and Republican Congress and the Veterans Administration are marching in locks tep,when it comes to the many thousands of veteransclaims on asbestos exposure being denied. The allowing of a company called Haliburton,who is responsible for thea sbestos exposure of millions of veterans,to have control of allowing of claims to those veterans who are dying in the thousands each and every day is criminal. Also,only city and state employees in the twin towers attack are the only ones taken care of when it comes to asbestos exposure. All companies in the United States who supplied asbestos material are liable. The Republican Senate and the Republican Congress under the leadership of Orrin Hatch and Dick Cheney,then an act of Congress, gave complete control over a fund to take care of claims to the company most responsible to the distribution of asbestos material in the United States. The company,Haliburton,and the V.A. are responsible to take care of those asbestos claims. It is not being done; thousands of veterans who were exposed are going to their graves each and every day.They are only accepting death by lung cancer and that is only rarely. Exposure to asbestos causes heart disease and any part of the human body can be destroyed by asbestos exposure. The means of transportation of our troops overseas in war-time was by ships laden with asbestos ... As for the rule of law for all Americans,both citizens and those in uniform when it comes to asbestos damage,the law is very clear. The VeteransAdministration has lost the ability to deal with veterans fairly on legal claims of injury while serving in war-time.The lack of transparency and the many secrets of doing business behind closed doors,cannot continue. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are going to their graves without their day in court. A nation that claims to believe in the rule of law has failed to protect its veterans. They are being denied their just claims by the veteran organization that represents all veterans. They operate behind closed doors. No transparency no day in court! Billie E. Jewett SebringSFSC programs also have simulatorsEditor: I read your article High-tech MediMan Helps Teach Nursing Students,in the Sunday,Dec.2 issue of the NewsSun regarding Azure Colleges Nursing Programs acquisition of a patient simulator. I would like to point out that your statements,The tool is the first of its kind in the Heartlandand the only Medi-Man anywhere around hereare not entirely true. South Florida State Colleges Nursing and EMS Programs have been using simulators since 2008 with much success. Azure's MetiMan simulator is manufactured by METI and South Florida State Colleges SimMan is manufactured by Laerdal. Both MetiMan and SimMan,come equipped with a mouth and airway,are able to blink and speak,have expandable chest walls,and generate programmable audible lung and heart sounds. All but a handful of nursing programs in Florida have incorporated simulation in their curricula,allowing students to experience real-life patient situations before actual contact with humans. Mismanaging treatment on a simulator in the lab is far less traumatic and messy than making poor decisions when treating a human being. Research has proven that learning in a safe environment gives students more confidence to interact with live patients. Programs recognized by the Florida Board of Nursing are allowed to use simulators for up to 25 percent of required clinical hours. Although they serve students well,they do not quite have the personality of living breathing patients. Since 2008,South Florida State College instructors have become experts in patient simulation exercises and have made presentations at two national conferences. Their academic presentation,Mini-Simulations: Maximum Results,was well received. Because of this exposure,other colleges nursing faculty,including Harvards,requested examples of SFSC simulation cases. It is good that Azure is incorporating simulators into their nursing curricula, but they are certainly not the first in the Heartland to use these valuable tools. Rebecca Sroda Associate Dean,Allied Health South Florida State College Editor: I read with interest your article of Dec. 2,High-tech Medi-Man Helps Teach Nursing Students.The assertion that Azure Colleges patient simulator is the first of its kind in the Heartland,puzzled me because South Florida State College Nursing Program has been using one for several years. MetiMan and SFSCs SimMan are both classified HPS,models,which means they are patient simulators capable of portraying human characteristics through computer-integration. Because these three-dimensional,products possess class-requisite features,there can be no appreciable difference in the function between models. Therefore,the arrival of SimMan in 2008 was the first of its kind in the Heartland.Since then,SFSC Nurse educators have put this cutting-edge technology to good use,creating original scenarios now in use at other colleges and earning a reputation for simulation excellence. Angela Chaffin-Miller Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.We have to make room for everybody.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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 All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up.

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C M Y K E pecias,one of several African violet cousins. E pecias plantlets will be provided attendees. The group meets at 2:30 p .m. in the Highlands Ridge activities room, 3003 E. Fairway Vista D rive. Guests are welcome to attend. C all 385-5765 or e-mail shirley.b@juno.com for information.PEO Group meets ThursdayLAKE PLACID The Highlands P.E.O. Group will meet for a Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the home ofL inda Brown. Any woman who is a m ember of a chapter and is now residing or visiting Florida,is welcome to attend. For more information, c all 465-6316.Community Chorus joins the Heartland Pops for concertAVON PARK The Heartland Pops Concert Band and the Highlands Community Chorus will present a joint Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts. The Pops is under the direction of Anthony Jones and the chorus is under the direction of Sue Lewis. The concert will open with the Pops playing traditional Christmas and holiday selections including The Bells of Christmas; the ever-popular The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire); Sleigh Ride;Chanukah is Here and many more. Laura Wade will be the Pops featured vocalist. There will be an audience sing-a-long as well as a joint chorus and Pops presentation of A Family Christmas Spectacular. The Highlands Community Chorus will present several traditional Christmas songs,including Silent Nightand Sing Gloria,followed by readings and vocal selections from Handels Messiah featuring several Community Chorus soloists. Highlighting and concluding the evenings fabul ous entertainment by these two very fine and outstanding musical organizations,w ill be the joint presentation of the exciting,glorio us and inspiring Hallelujah Chorus. Tickets are $10 from any P ops or Chorus member. Tickets are also available at the door. Students through high school are admitted free. F or further information, call 314-8877 or 314-9315.Highlands Little Theatre presents est Center ImprovSEBRING Highlands L ittle Theatre will provide a performance by the Theatres improv group, est Center Improv,at 7:30 p.m. Friday. C all 382-2525 or visit www.HighlandsLittleTheat re.org.Circle of Cans is FridaySEBRING The Sebring Rotary Club will have its annual Circle of Cans from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday on The Circle. Rotarians will be stationed on North and South Ridgewood and South Commerce to accept can goods and monetary donations for The Salvation Army. For more information, call 385-8538. s tuck in the middle of nowhere. T he proposed complex will be inside city limits with aggregate living that means single individuals share common space,like ak itchen. The proposal would be an a lternative choice,an addition to the housing pool,not a replacement. This is not about relocating families,Sutherland s aid. Reaction was swift and unfavorable. R epresentatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) w ere skeptical of the citys motives. Some feared segreg ation and the creation of a ghetto. Why is there this sudden willingness (to create farm worker housing) when it( willingness) hasnt been there in the past?asked Larry Aguelar,LULAs commissioner of education. Government doesnt need to be in the housing business,former city councilm an George Hall said,I encourage you to run as fast as you can away from any-t hing having to do with housing. D eputy Mayor Brenda Gray agreed. Wre not good landlords,she said. ve already proven that. e arent good landl ords,Mayor Sharon Schuler agreed. And I would not be i n favor of the Housing Authority managing the property; they have enough on their plate. D eleon said any private management company would do. R eluctantly,the council did give staff permission to d o more research on the grant and H2A housing. At the same time,it made clear that approval would take considerable persuasion. We dont need no more headaches to take care of, s aid Paul Miller,attending his last meeting as a council member. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, December 12, 2012Page 5A Continued from page 2A we have more firefighters t han police officers,he said. We should have a workshop a nd look at what we want in a safety director. This is nothing against Lister; he is a good officer,but I just think you should spend more time thinking about it. Former mayor Tom Macklin echoed Halls statement. A background in fire services is important,he said. He added that the safety directors role has become smaller because there are fewer employees to supervise. He asked if Lister would have to seek fire fighting training. Deleon said Lister and Sgt.Brian Robinson (the onlyt wo left in the Avon Park Police Department) had two years to become EMT and fire fighter certified. They were already enrolled in anE MT course,Deleon said. Listed in the job description,the requirement for certifications will be added to the employment contracts. P aul Shannon,representing the firefighters union, read a prepared statement. e will respect Mr. D eleons decision for the j ob,Shannon said,adding in about a year there should be a discussion about creating an operations manager position for the fire department. Someone who would be there Monday through Friday,Shannon said,to provide continuity,organization and communication. The department has been witho ut official leadership for four years. Listers safety director salary is $65,000 base pay, with a benefits package. The contract is for three years. Lister and Robinson,a community policing officer, are stationed at the Fixed Base Operations Center at the airport. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Lister named Public Safety Director AP to study housing grant Courtesy photo T ammy Morrow and Byron Becker became Mr. and Mrs. Byron Becker during the Highland Bike Fest. From St. P ete and Zepher Hills respectively, the Beckers met at last years bike fest. When they decided to get married, and discovered most of their friends were coming back to the event this year, they took it as a sign. She wore a helmet with a veil The wedding cake was topped with a bride and groom riding a bicycle built for two. W edding on wheels COMMUNITYBRIEFS B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Council m embers tabled a number of issues during last Tuesdays meeting including proposed commercial and non-residential zoningd istricts. Planning and zoning director Jim Polatty presented a review of the many items that are up for re-zoning during the work-s hop. The proposed changes to the code will,in t heory,make the code more understandable and easier for the public andd evelopers to use. The main issue that was d iscussed at length during the workshop was the significance of the addition of an ordinance that touches on the mobile vendori ssue. Currently,there is no m obile vendor-specific ordinance in the code that suggest mobile establish-m ents are allowed to place their businesses in the p arking lots of other businesses. Though there has been l ittle to no issue with mobile vendor owners and property owners,most c ouncil members thought it best to put in place an ordin ance that covers the issue in full. Council member John Clark,however,disagreed. I dont think we should e ven stick our noses underneath that tent,said Clark. oure wanting to create an ordinance where there is not a problem. Why are we making legislation when there is no need for it? Itsu nnecessary. Council members m ulled over the idea of allowing mobile vendors, such as mobile food trucks, within the city limits. The members spoke about at ime frame,if the ordinance is created,that would allow mobile vendor owners to squaton public properties for an allot-t ed amount of time. Council members agreed that mobile vendors already somewhat violate code,for example with the Highlands County Fair. I guarantee you none of those vendors are supposed to be there. Technically its wrong,council member Andrew Fells said. Members agreed to allow vendors within the city limits but tabled the issue for a later meeting. Council members passed the fire departments tower repairs request for $12,400 by Promise Technologies. The repairs will help with leakage to the structure and significant water intrusion. Council discusses mobile vendors Statistics released the study that showed U.S. students performed better than the global average but still lagged behind many other countries in Asia and Europe. Former Gov. Jeb Bush said Floridas students are continuing to break myths and show all kids can learn. Floridas overall fourth grade reading score was 569,just two points behind Hong Kong. Continued from page 1A State 4th graders tops in reading In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com Theyd come in to see her a nd kiss her on the forehead, said Lindseys older sister, Katlyn. Her doctor told my mom and me that she only had a week or twol eft. (My momt tell Lindsey. She sort of was beating around the bush and started crying. I stepped in and told her K atlyn described her baby sisters last couple of weeks as a time for gratefulness, not bitterness. Before bringing Lindsey home on Saturday, Katlyn and theg irlsmother, Faith, spent her last weekend in the hosp ital planning Lindseys funeral. Lindsey made a point to e nsure that her service not be a sad one. Among her m any final wishes, Lindsey requested her service to be filled with one of her favorite flowers, the sunflower. She said to me in the hospital I just dont want y ou guys to be sad, Katlyn said. Lindsey sensed a few w eeks ago that her time was short, Katlyn said. My mom said that Lindsey said to her I feel like Im living my last days.W e told her no, that she had more fight left, that it wasnt over. But I think she knew. I t hink that God had been preparing her heart for this a nd she was aware of that, Katlyn said. The young woman who quickly became known as an angel to so many in her lifew as close to God and was a believer. That fact gives Katlyn and the entire Hammortree family peace, knowing that their beautiful girl knows no more pain. Im not angry at God; I m just not sure why God chose this for me, Lindsey s aid to her sister and mother last week. Katlyn stated that Lindsey never once complained that she wouldnt live out herw hole life or get married or complete college. Lindseys focus was fully on those she would be leaving behind. I was getting ready to l eave the hospital and I went over to her and hugged her goodbye and I said I love youand she said I love you more, then I said No I love you moreand she smiled and the last thing she said, and Ill never forget it, is I love you to the moon and back to the sun and to Saturn to get a drink and see the rings.Thats the last thing I heard her say, Katlyn said. By the time Lindsey left Gainesville and arrived back in her familys Sebring home, she was unable to speak due to the heavy medications she was receiving. Lindseys brother, Jim, a paramedic, knew that her body was in a great deal of pain but the meds kept Lindsey from feeling it fully. When her body should have been done, she kept fighting, Katlyn said. I never thought that my little sister would be such an inspiration to me. I didnt know that Id be looking up to my little sister and learning from her The strength and persevera nce of the entire H ammortree family is a beautiful piece to their story. Though they have lost a big part of their family in Lindsey, their dedication to her shines brighter than ever. My parents are so amazing. My dad asked why his daughter had to leave so s oon, but he is at peace and t hankful that she is with Jesus. My mom is just amazing. She has not left Lindseys bedside, not a sing le time. Not once while she was in the hospital all this time, Katlyn said. T he Hammortree family is v ery thankful for the outpouring of love, concern and help they have received from the community. e are thankful for the community that has come together for us, bringing us f ood, prayers for everyt hing, Katlyn said. I think I m most thankful that we never had to mend anything. Lindsey and I never had to s ay any Im sorrysand we got to spend so much special time together and love on her and just be with her at the end. Thats the kind oft hing most siblings dont get to do in an entire lifetime. The Hammortree family is especially thankful for the strong friendship of Madison Harris. Harris has been a part of the entire journey and has given Lindsey and herf amily more than they ever hoped she would. s an angel and Lindsey adored her. She would come to the hospital in Gainesville for five or six hours every day after class. She became that third handm y mom and I started leaning on. Shed bring us food, made sure we ate, help change Lindseys clothes and sheets; she was such a blessing. Lindsey said to me Look at Maddie, look how sad she is. I cant leave Maddie.They were so close, Katlyn said. Lindsey leaves behind her parents, Tom and Faith; siblings, Katlyn, Jim and Tom; three nieces, a best friend and countless others touched by her life. Hammortrees services are slated for Saturday at Grace Bible Church and will be officiated by Pastor Andrew Katsanis. Harris will also speak. The funeral service is open to the public, but burial services will be private. The Hammortree family is currently waiting on the time of the services. Service times will be released as they become available. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo L indsey Hammortree spends some alone time with her best friend Madison Harris in Gainesville at Shands Cancer C enter recenlty. L indsey Hammortree exits with grace Courtesy Photo by Tracy Jones Photography Lindsey Hammortree used faith and friendship to help her battle cancer. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Holiday s eason is in full swing and the Highlands County YMCAis ready to celebrate Christmas with its annual Christmas at the Yevent.S anta and fun will be awaiting youngsters at the local YMCAFriday and Saturday. Everything from bounce h ouses to sno cones will be available for kids, and the kids at heart, to enjoy. The annual event promotes community and family togetherness in a Christiana nd relaxed atmosphere. Anew addition to this y ears event will be live entertainment by some of the areas most well-known groups and musicians. Michelle Cathey, Justus Martin, the WacasterF amily and Nala Price will all take the stage throughout the two evenings to provide a musical treat for guests. Christmas carols,t raditional holiday songs and contemporary music are all on the playlist. There will also be bounce slides, games, arts andc rafts, storytelling, candy and concessions. Santa will also be at the YMCAproviding a few Ho, ho, hosas well as free photos. The event will bef rom 6-9 p.m. both nights. Admission is $2 per person. C ontact the Highlands County YMCAat 3829622. C hristmas festivities ready at the YMCA

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C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC 12-483 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHLEEN M. POPE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of KATHLEEN M. POPE, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons havign claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 5, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Perry Towles /s/ Michael M. Disler Attorney for Personal Representative MICHAEL M. DISLER, Esquire mikedisler@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Florida Bar No. 606782 (863 December 5, 12, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-488 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JEANNETTE E. RUBRIGHT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JEANNETTE E. RUBRIGHT, deceased, whose date of death was July 12, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ James L. Rubright 102 Adam Road NW Lake Placid, Florida 33852 A ttorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson PAMELA T. KARLSON Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: pam@karlsonlaw.com December 5, 12, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-484 IN RE: ESTATE OF GORDON L. DAVIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GORDON L. DAVIS, deceased, whose date of death was May 23, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Regina L. Davis 506 S. Willow Avenue #10 Tampa, Florida 33606 Attorney for Personal Representative2: /s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com M otorola Solutions, Inc. proposes to construct a 280 s elf-supported communications tower north of State Route 70, west of its intersection with State Route 721, in Brighton, Highlands County, Florida. Wireless telecommunications antennae will be placed on the tower and related equipment shelters will be placed at the base of the tower. In accordance with regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Motorola Solutions, Inc. hereby solicits public comment concerning the e ffect of its proposal on historic properties. Any comments should be made within 30 days of the date of this notice and be directed to Ligita Kravchuk, AMEC E&I, Inc. at 1075 Big Shanty Rd NW, Suite 100, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Please include the tower location and the location of the historic resource that you believe might be affected. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-481 IN RE: ESTATE OF GAIL L. GREEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GAIL L. GREEN, deceased, whose date of death was July 29, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Floyd E. Green 1103-2353 Dufferin Street Toronto, Ontario M6E5A5 /s/ Becky L. Bossert 215 Cape Coral Parkway E, Apt 101 Cape Coral, Florida 33904 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com December 5, 12, 2012 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-505 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF NORA W. CORBETT, a/k/a NORA WALDRON CORBETT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NORA W. CORBETT a/k/a NORA WALDRON CORBETT, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2 012, and whose social security number is 266-20-0251, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of t he personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to b e served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET F ORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2012. Personal Representative: Alisa Lee 4350 Steve Roberts Special Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 December 12, 19, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000502 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA M. MCANALLY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000502 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and CHRISTINA M. MCANALLY; 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 31st day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, IN BLOCK B, OF HILLCREST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. A/K/A 414 E. OAK STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 28, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10123136 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2 **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. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000077 B ANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT P. PALUSSEK et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: JENNIFER L. MCINTYRE: ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1700 CHIP IT WAY SEBRING, FL 33872 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER L. MCINTYRE: ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1700 CHIP IT WAY SEBRING, FL 33872 UNKNOWN TENANT #1: ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1700 CHIP IT WAY SEBRING, FL 33872 UNKNOWN TENANT #2: ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN A DDRESS IS: 1700 CHIP IT WAY SEBRING, FL 33872 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown name Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property to-wit: LOT 284, OF GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT IV, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, AT PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-L ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA more commonly known as: 1700 CHIP IT WAY, SEBRING, FL 33872 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC, whose address is 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755, on or before 30 days after date of first publication, response due by January 2, 2013, and file the original with the C lerk of the Circuit 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 the seal of this Court on this 7th day of December, 2012. Clerk of the Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Noelle Sims Deputy Clerk December 12, 19, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NUMBER: 12-461 GCS DOUGLAS R. KARLSON, Plaintiff,vs. YVETTE SOZA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: U nit 311, of GOLF VILLAS AT PLACID LAKES COMMUNITIES, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Trace ``E-E'', COUNTRY CLUB COMPLEX OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN as per plat recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 74, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; thence run South 1 degree 13' East along the East line of Tract ``E-E'' for a distance of 479.13 feet; thence run South 88 degrees 47' West for a distance of 105.63 feet; thence run South 1 degree 13' East for a distance of 44.22 feet; thence run South 56 degrees 03'20'' East for a distance of 13.34 feet; thence run North 33 degrees 56'40'' East for a distance of 6.00 feet; thence run South 56 degrees 03'20'' East for a distance of 17.33 feet; thence run South 33 degrees 56'40'' West for a distance of 6.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run South 56 degrees 03'20'' East for a distance of 13.33 feet; thence run South 33 degrees 56'40'' West for a distance of 29.67 feet; thence run north 56 degrees 03'20'' West for a distance of 13.66 feet; thence run North 33 degrees 56'40'' East for a distance of 29.67 feet; thence run South 56 degrees 03'20'' East for a distance of 0.33 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of January, 2013. Any per-s on 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. SIGNED this 30th day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINEClerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 2012 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-338 CCS EMARK CORPORATION, a Florida corporation d/b/a LAKEVIEW MOBILE COURT Plaintiff, vs LIGA OZOLINS Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the County Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: A 1973 SKYL Mobile Home bearing ID#0161708G, Title #5250133, and all personal property located in the home at 2340 Bayview Street, Sebring, FL 33870, or at the mobile home park at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of January, A.D., 2013. 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. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal Deputy Clerk ''In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' December 5, 12, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-551 GCS JAMES E. TOMPKINS & LOUISE B. TOMPKINS, Plaintiffs, -vsANNE C. HOLLOWAY, et al, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, Wilson's Lake Josephine Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with a 1981 Brookfield Doublewide Mobile Home ID #FLFL2AA43322691 and #FLFL2BA43322692 located thereon. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2008 A.M. on the 9th day of January, 2013. NOTICE: 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 SIGNED this 20th day of November, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 08001247GCS Division: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE ACCREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3 ASSET BACKED NOTES Plaintiff, v. JEFFREY MOORE; LAURA S. MOORE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 6, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 08001247GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE ACCREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3 ASSET BACKED NOTES is Plaintiff, and JEFFREY MOORE; LAURA S. MOORE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 on the 8th day of January, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 9442 AND 9443, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 29, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 30 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. The property is located at the Street address of: 2850 N. Tivoli Rd, Avon Park, FL 33825. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 7, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 12, 19, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12000457PCAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF SANDRA E. WEBB, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SANDRA E. WEBB, deceased, whose date of death was October 8, 2012; File Number 12000457PCAXMX is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3701. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001871TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 14748 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-22-37-30-600-0080-0040 Description of Property: LOT 4 BLOCK 8, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 34, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: B ARBARA DODSON KEEN; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001870TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 14745 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-22-37-30-600-0070-0070 Description of Property: L OT 7 BLOCK 7, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST ACCORDING T O THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 2158 P AGE 1043 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: P JAJ INVESTMENT GROUP LLC; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. D ated this 1st day of November, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001869TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: Certificate No.: 14022 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-170-1900-0330 Description of Property: LOT 33 BLOCK 190, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 17, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: A NDRES PEREZ MORENO; MIRIAM MARIN CALVAR; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001868TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 14744 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-22-37-30-600-0070-0030 D escription of Property: L OT 3 BLOCK 7, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 34, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 8 PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: LUZ MARIA VILARINO JIMENEZ; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001867TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 14710 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-22-37-30-500-0150-0060 Description of Property: L OTS 6 BLOCK 15, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC REC ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: SANTO J SPATOLA; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001866TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 14708 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-500-0140-0110 Description of Property: LOTS 11 BLOCK 14, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: CATHERINE J HOWARD; ROSEMARY F HOWARD All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001865TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 14707 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-500-0140-0100 D escription of Property: L OTS 10 BLOCK 14, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: BENJAMIN P SMITH; ANN SMITH; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001863TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: Certificate No.: 14084Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-22-37-30-180-2010-0010 Description of Property: LOTS 1 BLOCK 201, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 18, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 87 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: LUIS FRANCISCO QUEVEDO-HERNANDEZ; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001862TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-e rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 14026 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-170-1900-0430 D escription of Property: LOT 43 BLOCK 190, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 17, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 8 PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: J ORGE G CHAVARRI; RAMONITA C CHAVARRI; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. D ated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001861TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certifi-c ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 14021 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-170-1900-0030 D escription of Property: L OT 3 BLOCK 190, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 17, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 8 PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: C HRISTOPHENA M. MATTHIAS; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001860TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 13980 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-22-37-30-170-1780-0090 D escription of Property: L OTS 9 AND 10 BLOCK 178, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 17, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC REC ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: CARMEN RAMONA MORILLO; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 1st day of November, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001859TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 13819 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-140-1230-0130 Description of Property: LOTS 13 AND 14 BLOCK 123, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 74 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: DOROTHY M. REEVES; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001857TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 13740 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-110-1090-0080 D escription of Property: L OTS 8 AND 9 BLOCK 109, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING SECTION 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 82 OF THE PUBLIC R ECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: DEIN P SPRIGGS TRUST; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001535TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 6580 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-04-34-28-140-3020-0340 Description of Property: LOT 34 BLOCK 302 SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING U NIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC REC ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: ANTONIO SOLIS-SALAS; ANTONIO SOLIS-SALAS; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. D ated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR A MENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.80 AND NOT ICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 5.80, Athletics a t a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January 15, 2 013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statu tes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 p ublication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such h earing must be requested in writing and received by W ally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents o ffice to verify whether such hearing has been requested. T he purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: No student shall b e a candidate for an athletic team or a participant in athl etic competition without filing an informed consent signed by his/her parent(s and risk of concussion and head injury as required by law. T he consent must be filed annually prior to participating in a ny physical activity related to athletic competition or candidacy for an athletic team. A student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or competition shall be removed from play immediately. The athlete may not return to play without a clear-a nce from appropriate medical personnel. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small b usiness. The School District believes that the proposed r ule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or s tate or local government agencies, and will not result in s ignificant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective e ither do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost t o the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule o r amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 12, 2012 Motorola Solutions, Inc. proposes to construct a 250 self-supported communications tower east of Venus Clubhouse Road, north of its intersection with State Route 731, i n Venus, Highlands County, Florida. Wireless telecommunications antennae will be placed on the tower and related equipment shelters will be placed at the base of the tower. In accordance with regulations implementing Section 106 o f the National Historic Preservation Act, Motorola Solutions, Inc. hereby solicits public comment concerning the e ffect of its proposal on historic properties. Any comments should be made within 30 days of the date of this notice a nd be directed to Ligita Kravchuk, AMEC E&I, Inc. at 1075 Big Shanty Rd NW, Suite 100, Kennesaw, GA 3 0144. Please include the tower location and the location of the historic resource that you believe might be affected. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. Georage Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNIT #19 UNIT #43 UNIT #78 December 5, 12, 2012p lementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendm ent is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment c an be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8 :00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 12, 2012 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 8.45 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 8.45, School Breakfast Program, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: Paragraph V: Delete Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. The remainder of the policy remains the same. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of imNOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 8.44 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 8.44, Summer N utrition Program, at a regular meeting of the Board on T uesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board M eeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new r ule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 1 20.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed rule is to create guidelines for the Summer Nutrition Program in accordance with requirements set f orth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: Paragraph II: A ny reference to the Commissioner of Education shall be deleted and replaced with commissioner. The specific l egal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the prop osed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in s ignificant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade a nd/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $50. The estimated annual c ost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or a mendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office ( Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 12, 2012 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 8.42 AND NOT ICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 8.42, Free and Reduced Price Meals, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January 13, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new r ule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to modify the adopted plan in accord ance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: Any references to the Florida Department of E ducation or Florida Department of Education as adopted by the State Board of Education shall be deleted and replaced with Florida Department of Agriculture and C onsumer Services. The specific legal authority includes S ections 1001.42 and 1001.43, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School D istrict believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local governm ent agencies, and will not result in significant adverse e ffects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School Dist rict of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendm ent is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 12, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR A MENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 8.40 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 8.40, General F ood Service Requirements, at a regular meeting of the B oard on Tuesday, January 13, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the B oard Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant t o Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person h as twenty-one (21 r equest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, January 13, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed rule is to modify the adopted plan in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislat ion. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is a s follows: Any references to the State Board of Educat ion shall be deleted and replaced with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.43, F lorida Statutes. The School District believes that the prop osed rule or amendment will have no effect on small b usiness. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or s tate or local government agencies, and will not result in s ignificant adverse effects on competition, employment, i nvestment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost t o the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or a mendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office ( Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 12, 2012 HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 12. 2012 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR A MENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 7.70 PURCHASING MANUAL AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Rule 7.70, Purchasing Manual at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January 13, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the adopted purchasing manual pursuant to recent legislative guidelines. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment includes changes to the policy as follows: Florida Statutes, State Board of Education rules, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services rules, School Board rules and administrative procedures shall be carefully observed when making any purchases. The District shall recognize purchasing terms as defined by law and rule. The specific legal authority includes Sections 337.11(5a District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR A MENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 7.31 AND NOT ICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 7.31, School Food Service Funds on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5 :30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Flori da. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adopt ion. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any aff ected person has twenty-one (21 o f this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands C ounty, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, S uperintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, w ithin 21 days after publication of this notice. If such h earing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2 013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to v erify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to make changes to t he policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or a mendment is as follows: Funds shall be collected and e xpended in compliance with United States Department of Agriculture and Florida Department of Agriculture and C onsumer Services rules. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.43, Florida Statutes. T he School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in signific ant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or a lternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the S chool District of promulgating the proposed rule or a mendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or a mendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 12, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.60 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 5.60, Stud ent Injuries at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual s hall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 1 20.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida l egislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: A student who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury shall be immediately removed from p hysical activity. Approved guidelines contained in the Health Services Manual shall be followed. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in c osts or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective e ither do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or a mendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or a mendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office ( Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 12, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.71 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL P UBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 4.71, Participation of Home Education and Private School Students in E xtracurricular Activities at a regular meeting of the Board o n Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed amendment is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed amendment is as f ollows: A full time Florida Virtual School student is eligible t o participate in extracurricular activities at the school to which he/she would be assigned or could choose to attend under District enrollment policies. The student must meet a ll Florida Statutes and academic and conduct requirem ents of the District. The specific legal authority includes S ections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule or amendm ent will have no effect on small business. The School D istrict believes that the proposed rule or amendment will n ot result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by c onsumers, individual industries or state or local governm ent agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative a pproaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendm ent is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment c an be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8 :00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 12, 2012 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.117 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 4.117, Early High School Graduation, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: I. A student who completes a minimum of twenty-four (24 ments stated in Florida Statutes in less than eight (8 mesters, or the equivalent, may elect early graduation. The District shall notify the parent and the student who qualifies for early graduation. II. Procedures for the implementation of this policy and relevant law shall be established. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Co Superintendent & ex officio secretary December 12, 2012 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.11 AND NOT ICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Dist rict Rule 4.11 at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesd ay, January 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting R oom, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule s hall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 1 20.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 q uest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after p ublication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any p erson desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such h earing has been requested. The purpose and effect of t he proposed manual is to modify the plan to update in acc ordance with annual review and implementation of statut ory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. A summary of the proposed rule or a mendment is as follows: The plan shall include options for academic acceleration and early high school graduat ion. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.45, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District bel ieves that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consume rs, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, in-n ovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is e stimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Con-n ie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8 :00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHL ANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & eoffici secretary D ecember 12, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF S CHOOL DISTRICT RULE 2.21 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt a Rule 2.21, Org anization and Officers of the Board at a regular meeting o f the Board on T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 1 1 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 , a t 5:30 p.m. i n the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected p erson has twenty-one (21 n otice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be r equested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superint endent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 1 1 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 at 5 :45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is r equested to call the Superintendents office to verify w hether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to update in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed neces-s ary. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: In an election year, the organizational meeting shall be held on the second Tuesday following the general election. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1 001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes.The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consume rs, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, in-n ovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is e stimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment c an be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary D ecember 12, 2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 5th day of July, 2012, in the cause wherein L.W.T., INC. is Plaintiff, and FRED W. CUNNINGHAM is Defendant, being Case No. 11-606-GCS in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant's right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2007 F-150 VIN # 1FTRF12287NA35764 and on the 21st day of December, 2012, at Ducks Body Shop, 1153 Hawthrone Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, FRED W. CUNNINGHAMs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described e xecution. Dated this, October 13th, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTDV 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. November 21, 28; December 5, 12, 2012 1050L egals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012Page 9A Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001886TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 8983 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-020-0000-4830 D escription of Property: LOTS 483 AND 484 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: GARCON MATHIEU; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001885TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 8980 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-020-0000-4410 D escription of Property: LOTS 441 AND 442 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 2, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 5 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: R AYMOND W PORTER JR; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001884TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 8962 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-2420 Description of Property: L OTS 242 THRU 243 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: NELLIE ARMSTRONG ESTATE; GORDON EDWARD EST ATE; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012.R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001883TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 8954 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-2010 Description of Property: LOTS 201 THRU 203 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: G ILBERTO A SOCARRAS; MERCEDES SOCARRAS; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012.R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty BlackburnM ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001882TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 8951 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-1690 D escription of Property: L OTS 169 & 170, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: REAL ACQUISITIONS LLC; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 **************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES **************************************** The following legal notices are from the H ighlands C ounty Board of County Commissioners and are b ei ng published in the font, size, and leading as per t heir specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001881TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 8920 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-0610D escription of Property: LOTS 61 & 62, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: KENNETH R CHILDS; LYNDA HARRINGTON; ALLEN FUGERE; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001880TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: Certificate No.: 8919 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-0550 D escription of Property: LOTS 55 & 56, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: M ARY E DEMING; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001879TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: Certificate No.: 8918 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-0270 Description of Property: L OTS 27 THRU 30 INCLUSIVE, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC REC ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: H ENRY J BEY; RUTH BEY; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. D ated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001878TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 8917 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-010-0000-0250 D escription of Property: L OTS 25 & 26 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT B OOK 5 PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: WADE RICKERSON; STANLEY BURYN; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001877TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 12493 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-23-37-29-020-00A0-005A D escription of Property: H ANGAR A, UNIT 5A OF VINCE'S AIRPORT, A CONDOMINI UM, ACCORDING TO THE CERTAIN DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN OR BOOK 1357 PAGE 919 AND OR BOOK 1364 PAGE 1891 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER W ITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST OF 11.1112% IN THE C OMMON ELEMENTS (5.5556% PER UNIT NANT TO EACH CONDOMINIUM UNIT AS FULLY DES CRIBED IN SAID DECLARATION. N ame in which assessed: JOHN W. CRONIN; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 1st day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001876TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 12492 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-23-37-29-020-00A0-003A Description of Property: H ANGAR A, UNIT 3A OF VINCE'S AIRPORT, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE CERTAIN DECLARATION OF C ONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN OR BOOK 1357 PAGE 919 AND OR BOOK 1364 PAGE 1891 OF THE PUBLIC REC ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST OF 11.1112% IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS (5.5556% PER UNIT NANT TO EACH CONDOMINIUM UNIT AS FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DECLARATION. Name in which assessed: JOHN W. CRONIN; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 1st day of November, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001875TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 2130 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-23-34-29-A00-0040-0036 D escription of Property: T HE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1 /4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, 1.25 ACRES, AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 766 P AGE 272 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: L ILLIAN BENITEZ; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001874TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 2125 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-23-34-29-A00-0030-0017D escription of Property: SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF S ECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, 1.25 ACRES, AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 1915 PAGE 110 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. N ame in which assessed: DELSIE DUMERVIL; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. D ated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001873TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 2120 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-23-34-29-A00-0020-0033 D escription of Property: T HE SOUTH 1/2 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 O F NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, T OWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, 1.25 ACRES, AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 805 PAGE 211 OF THE PUBLIC R ECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: LOZANO REGOJO GONZALO; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 1st day of November, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001872TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 14759 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-22-37-30-600-0110-0030 D escription of Property: LOT 3 BLOCK 11, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES SECTION 3 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 8 PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: L EONARD EDWARDS TRUSTEE; LOIS EDWARDS; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. D ated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHaving something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001892TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9036 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-030-0090-0340 Description of Property: LOT 34 BLOCK 9 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: HYLTON C MCCARTHY; LINDA I MCCARTHY; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001891TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 9035 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-030-0090-0300 D escription of Property: L OT 30 BLOCK 9 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: BARBARA B WILSON; JEAN B DUFF; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001890TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 9033 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-030-0090-0070 D escription of Property: LOT 7 BLOCK 9 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 3, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT B OOK 6 PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: C ANYON LAND TITLE CORP; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001889TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9032 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-030-0090-0040 Description of Property: LOT 4 BLOCK 9 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: T IFFANY RINK; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed a ccording to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Stat-u tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001888TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certifi-c ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 9030 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-030-0080-0270 D escription of Property: L OT 27 BLOCK 8 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 3, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: S L FULFER; MIRIAM L FULFER; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County G overnment Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001887TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, t he holder of the following certificate has filed said certific ates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate n umber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 9026 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-030-0070-0190 D escription of Property: LOTS 19 BLOCK 7 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 3, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: H ENRIO COBY; MIREILLE COBY; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 9th day of January, 2 013. D ated this 24th day of October, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557

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C M Y K 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! SOLD! 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. 7520P ets & SuppliesROTOTILLER TROYBILT Horse Model $350.obo Call 863-699-1804 7400Lawn & Garden WANTED! 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: openrd1@gmail.com WANTED FLORIDALicense Plates Before 1958. Top Dollar Paid! Call Jeff 727-424-1576 or gobus13@aol.com 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING *MOVING SALE 7733 Pine Glen Rd., Fri & Sat Dec. 14 & 15, 8am 4pm. TOO MUCH TO LIST! SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 314 Loon Ave., Sebring Hills off Heron qnd / or Egret. Fri-Sat-Sun, Dec. 14-15-16, 8AM 4PM. Sunday is half-price day. Christmas decor, country DR set & sideboard, 4 cane seat chairs, black antique rocker w/ rush seat, 2 sofas, floral recliner, Sealy queen bed exc. cond., high BR chest, low old chest, 2 bentwood rockers, fainting couch needs tlc, movie posters framed, quilts, Franciscan apple dishes, Fiestaware old and new, Friendly village dishes, Kitchen Craft cookware, lamps, sm. microwave microwave, linens, old dolls, kitchen things, cameras, yard & garden, Plus lots more! www.estatesales.net
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C M Y K B y ERIKACORD News-Sun correspondent a nd DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Two teams were looking to turn things around Monday night, and in cross-county fashion no less. Sebring, still looking for itsfirst regular-season win, headed to Lake Placid with the Dragons themselves having lost two straight. Working for that elusive W between the longstanding rivals certainly a dded to the intensity and aggression this night, with Lake Placid pulling out the 71-66 win. With no more than a nine-point lead for either team throughout the night, tensions were high and the c rowd was kept on its toes from start to finish. e could have played a lot better, we need to work on our offense, and play a better defense Sebring assistant coach LaVaar Scott said afterward. They had a lot of effort at times, and there was a lot of offensive rebounding, but we really need to stop beating our selves. One of Lake Placids big plays of the night was when a free throw was attempted by Nick Tuason, but missed. Off the rebound jumped Dragon Sean Hely, who secured another two points with a clean swish. Another key exchange came from Nick Tuason, hitting key, back-to-back three-pointers, upping the ante on Sebring. They had a very hard fought game and they finished the whole game like weve been working on, Dragon head coach John Million said. We finally played that entire 32 minutes. It was a rough game out there, but the kids played with intensity and I am very proud. Both teams threw it into overdrive in the last two minutes of the game. With 1:12 left on t he clock, Sebrings Josh Austin got one of two foul shots putting the Streaks closer to victory, but Lake Placid wasnt about to let that happen. With 40 seconds to go, Jonah Brown performed a clean lay-up, putting the crowd on edge with the score at 66-64 for the Dragons. But they didnt stop there. By ERIKACORD News Sun correspondent AVON PARK Saturdays g ame at Avon Park left a smile on both coachs faces, as well as sweat on their brows. Avon Parks proud coach Chris Sboto said that his team missing four players left him with mostly freshman for the rare Saturday matinee. Yet, they continued to, as Sboto put it, step it up, and pushed through the heat. Although, the final score of 4-0 doesnt tell the entire story. Sara Smith started out the Streaks with a lead when she t ook the first goal in the opening 10 minutes. After that, Sebring had a chance at a corner kick taken by Haley Peters, followed by Kelby Mahoney with a nice clean kick into the goal scoring the second point in the 31st minute. This Dynamic Duo had another chance at a point when Peters free kick bounced off the cross bar, and Mahoneys head butt almost went in, but it went a little wide instead. APs goalkeeper Rosa Cuellar felt the heat with tons of shots being taken, but held her own when she blocked Heather Bloemsmas solid shot with both shins. e really need to work our passing skills along with communication on the field, Sboto said. Again, we are a young team, and we have some players itching to get out and play some soccer, so after getting all the fundamentals down, we should show some great improvement. Sebring captain Ashley Longabaugh said, We have way more potential than what we played today, we did takea lot of shots though, but we still have a lot of improving to do. Peters kept up the fight with a goal at 21:28 and made the sweat worth the while. Sebring finished it up with Mariana Becker scoring the final goal, leaving Sebring with another win under their cleats. APreally wanted it today, and it showed. They sure did step it up, and put up some competition, said Longabaugh. I can tell that there was a sense of accomplishment from the girls today, there was a lot of pride as well, explained Sboto. We can only improve form here. The Devils were on the road in district action at DeSoto Tuesday night, while Sebring played host to district foe Winter Haven. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 12, 2012 N ASCAR This Week4B Courtesy photo Betty Schleis and Danielle Crawfis paired up and took second in their level at last weekends Pickleball tournament in LaBelle. Special to the News-Sun LABELLE Astrong contingent of Tanglewood pickleballers headed down US 27 to LaBelle on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday Dec. 9. They participated in a skill level or rated tournament. The womens doubles competition went off as scheduled and Tanglewood emerged with two teams medaling. Danielle Crawfis partnered with Betty Schleis in the level 3.0 competition to earn silver. In the level 4.5 flight, Deb Yandell and Diane Reynolds captured bronze. In mixed doubles play, Jim Maynard and Gail Brown did Tanglewood proud with their silver medal at the 4.0 level. The mens doubles play got started Saturday afternoon but was rained out, forcing the men to compete after the mixed doubles competition on Sunday. Fortunately, the Riverbend Motorcoach Resort has courts that are floodlit and mens play continued on until midnight. After some very gruelling competition, often against younger players, the Tanglewood mens teams captured three medals. Tom Stadler and Randy Crawfis paired up for a bronze medal in the level 3.5 play. Asilver medal was earned by Clayton Farrar and Charlie Athorn at the 3.0 rating. Our only gold medal of the day came when Jim Maynard and Wayne Buck, competing at level 4.0, staved off exhaustion and a very difficult opponent to clinch the win near midnight after a very long match. Arated tournament means that the players are grouped according to their ability levels so that players can compete with others of similar ability. Many tournaments are played using age categories. The rated system makes for exciting play but Tanglewoods seniors discovered that there are some highly skilled youngsters playing pickleball in Florida. It was reported that a teenager of 17 was in tough competition against some of our elder players. In a late evening mens match, one of our senior mens teams lost to a team they had defeated earlier in the day. The opponents were 27 and 40 something. How are ratings deterStrong showing for Tanglewood Pickleball See TOURNEY, Page 3B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE While Sebring did score four goals in Saturdays win, Lady Devil keeper Rosa Cuellar had many outstanding saves. N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE F rom left, Destiny McCartney, Tiffany Card, Rebecca Hall and Kelby Mahoney vie for position as a corner kick heads their way Saturday in Sebrings win at Avon Park. Blue Streaks scorch Lady Red Devils Special to the News-SunSebring resident, Gerald Campbell, clinched the Inaugural 2012 Florida U nited Pro Truck Series championship Saturday night, Dec. 1, at Auburndale Speedway. The final race of the 2012 season was decided after a field of 19 Pro Trucks completed the 50lap race. Campbell went to the final race with a mere fivepoint lead on second place (16x, Tim Sozio), but gained gained two points with a second-place qualifying time of 14.57. Campbell started on the outside front row and when the checkered flag was waved, Campbell had finished second. In this final race he gained an additional six points to his lead, leaving the track with a 13-point margin over second place. This is Campbells third year racing ProTrucks for Aggressive Eagle Racing and first year in a touring series. Campbell began racing at 12 in Bandoleros and at age 15, he moved to Legends Cars. By the age of 20 he had earned a championship in a very competitive and nationally recognized circle track auto racing division. Local auto racer wins championship C ourtesy photo S ebrings Gerald Campbell celebrates winning the Inaugural 2012 Florida United Pro Truck Series championship on Saturday, Dec. 1. See CAMPBELL, Page 3B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Scott Colley and the Green Dragons rebounded from Thursdays loss to Hardee with a thrilling Monday-night win over visiting Sebring. Dragons slip past Blue Streaks See LP, Page 3B

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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 England1030.769472274 N.Y. Jets670.462245306 Buffalo580.385289352 Miami580.385240276 South WLTPctPFPA x-Houston1120.846365263 Indianapolis940.692292329 Tennessee490.308271386 Jacksonville2110.154216359 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore940.692331273 Pittsburgh760.538278264 Cincinnati760.538321280 Cleveland580.385259272 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1030.769375257 San Diego580.385292281 Oakland3100.231248402 Kansas City2110.154195352NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants850.615373270 Washington760.538343329 Dallas760.538300314 Philadelphia490.308240341 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1120.846337259 Tampa Bay670.462354308 New Orleans580.385348379 Carolina490.308265312 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay940.692323279 Chicago850.615308219 Minnesota760.538283286 Detroit490.308320342 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco931.731316184 Seattle850.615300202 St. Louis661.500236279 Arizona490.308186292 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Game Denver 26, Oakland 13 Sundays Games Minnesota 21, Chicago 14 Washington 31, Baltimore 28, OT Cleveland 30, Kansas City 7 San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 23 N.Y. Jets 17, Jacksonville 10 Carolina 30, Atlanta 20 Philadelphia 23, Tampa Bay 21 St. Louis 15, Buffalo 12 Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19 San Francisco 27, Miami 13 Seattle 58, Arizona 0 N.Y. Giants 52, New Orleans 27 Green Bay 27, Detroit 20 Mondays Games New England 42, Houston 14 Thursday, Dec. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Manning, DN483330 38123010 Brady, NE460298 3537 254 Rthlsbrgr, PIT358231 2572 205 Schaub, HOU413266 3062 219 Dalton, CIN445282 3186 2514 Flacco, BAL447268 3220189 Ftzpatrick, BUF406253 2718 2113 P. Rivers, SD4652983169 2115 C. Palmer, OAK533324 38052214 Hasselbck, TN221138136775 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD J. Charles, KC24012205.08 91t4 A. Foster, HOU28311023.894613 C. Jhnsn, TEN22310374.6583t4 Ridley, NE22510104.49419 R. Rice, BAL2189934.56 469 Green-Ells, CIN238 974 4.09485 Spiller, BUF1449446.5656t5 Greene, NYJ230 883 3.84366 T. Rchrdsn, CLE247 8693.5232t9 R. Bush, MIA179791 4.4265t5 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Wayne, IND94122013.030t4 Welker, NE92106411.6594 A. Green, CIN79115114.673t10 D. Thms, DEN74119716.271t8 A. Johnsn, HOU74111415.160t3 B. Myers, OAK7072810.4 294 Decker, DEN6479012.3558 Hartline, MIA6292514.980t1 Bess, MIA6177812.8391 S. Jhnsn, BUF6177612.7635NFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Griffin III, WAS351233 2906184 Ale. Smith, SF217152 1731135 A. Rodgers, GB4382933297 298 R. Wilson, SEA3302082492 209 M. Ryan, ATL511346 39322414 J. Freeman, TB422231 3192258 Brees, NO535330 40283218 Romo, DAL526349 3928 2016 C. Nwtn, CAR390227 32201610 E. Mnnng, NYG462281 34292013 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN26516006.0482t10 M. Lynch, SEA26112664.8577t9 D. Martin, TB26412344.6770t10 Morris, WAS25312284.8539t7 Gore, SNF21110354.91377 Brdshw, NYG1968694.43375 S. Jacksn, STL2148363.91463 Forte, CHI1928344.34463 L. McCoy, PHL1777504.24342 Griffin III, WAS1127486.6876t6 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Marshall, CHI101134213.3569 C. Jhnsn, DET96154616.1535 Witten, DAL92880 9.6361 Gonzalez, ATL8183110.3257 R. White, ATL77114014.8595 Cruz, NYG76100413.280t9 D. Bryant, DAL75102813.785t9 Cobb, GB7177710.939t7 M. Crabtree, SF6676111.5365 Colston, NO6588913.7408EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York155.750 Brooklyn118.5793.5 Philadelphia129.5713.5 Boston119.5504 Toronto418.18212 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami145.737 Atlanta126.6671.5 Orlando812.4006.5 Charlotte713.3507.5 Washington215.11811 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago118.579 Milwaukee109.5261 Indiana1011.4762 Detroit716.3046 Cleveland417.1908WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio184.818 Memphis144.7782 Dallas1110.5246.5 Houston911.4508 New Orleans514.26311.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City174.810 Utah1210.5455.5 Minnesota99.5006.5 Denver1011.4767 Portland912.4298 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers146.700 Golden State147.667.5 L.A. Lakers912.4295.5 Sacramento713.3507 Phoenix715.3188 ___ Saturdays Games L.A. Clippers 117, Phoenix 99 San Antonio 132, Charlotte 102 Golden State 101, Washington 97 Boston 92, Philadelphia 79 Detroit 104, Cleveland 97 Miami 106, New Orleans 90 Chicago 93, New York 85 Dallas 116, Houston 109 Atlanta 93, Memphis 83 Sacramento 99, Portland 80 Sundays Games L.A. Clippers 102, Toronto 83 Milwaukee 97, Brooklyn 88 Oklahoma City 104, Indiana 93 New York 112, Denver 106 Orlando 98, Phoenix 90 Utah 117, L.A. Lakers 110 Mondays Games Golden State 104, Charlotte 96 Philadelphia 104, Detroit 97 Miami 101, Atlanta 92 San Antonio 134, Houston 126, OT Dallas 119, Sacramento 96 Portland 92, Toronto 74 Tuesdays Games L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, late New York at Brooklyn, late Denver at Detroit, late Washington at New Orleans, late L.A. Clippers at Chicago, late Wednesdays Games Brooklyn at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 10:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL19916060128.6 Durant, OKC18117156627.0 Anthony, NYK16510948226.8 James, MIA1907347925.2 Harden, HOU14015146924.7 Westbrook, OKC1629445121.5 Aldridge, POR1668741921.0 Mayo, DAL1536943620.8 Curry, GOL1447542120.0 Pierce, BOS12210838419.2 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE12118330415.2 Randolph, MEM8814523312.9 Howard, LAL7417224611.7 Asik, HOU7315522811.4 Lee, GOL6317323611.2 Noah, CHI7712820510.8 Jefferson, UTA5217322510.7 Horford, ATL5312117410.2 Hickson, POR7712520210.1 Faried, DEN8912221110.0 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1721712.8 Paul, LAC201869.3 Holiday, PHL211878.9 Williams, Bro191658.7 Vasquez, NOR191638.6 Westbrook, OKC211798.5 Parker, SAN201527.6 M. Williams, UTA181297.2 Lawson, DEN211467.0 James, MIA191306.8 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC20532.65 Conley, MEM17442.59 Jennings, MIL19492.58 Westbrook, OKC21432.05 Rondo, BOS17342.00 Allen, MEM15302.00 Walker, CHA20402.00 Dragic, PHX21411.95 Lawson, DEN21411.95 Kidd, NYK16311.94 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL19593.11 Ibaka, OKC21653.10 Hibbert, IND21633.00 Howard, LAL21572.71 Lopez, Bro14352.50 Duncan, SAN21512.43 Noah, CHI19442.32 Smith, ATL17342.00 Gortat, PHX22442.00 Jordan, LAC20391.95 Lopez, NOR19371.95BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXClaimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Oakland. CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with INF Jeff Keppinger on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms withC Brayan Pena on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Matt Hoffman for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINSNamed Marty Mason pitching coach, Tim Doherty hitting coach and Larry Bennese trainer of Rochester (IL and Chris Johnson trainer of New Britain (EL er, Ivan Arteaga pitching coach and Alan Rail trainer of Fort Myers (FSL Ryan Hedwall trainer of Cedar Rapids (MWL Elizabethton (Appalachian Jackson minor league trainer and rehab coordinator; Erik Beiser minor league strength and conditioning coordinator; TORONTO BLUE JAYSNamed Pat Hentgen bullpen coach. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with OF Ryan Ludwick on a two-year contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Zack Greinke on a sixyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Grilli on a twoyear contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALSPlaced C Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve. Claimed QB Brian Hoyer off waivers from Pittsburgh. BALTIMORE RAVENSFired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Announced quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will assume the duties of offensive coordinator. CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned TE Brad Smelley from the practice squad. Released DL Ronnie Cameron. MIAMI DOLPHINSClaimed WR Armon Binns off waivers from Cincinnati. Released CB Michael Coe. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Soccer at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting vs.Hardee,5 p.m.; Wrestling at Bartow,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Palmetto Duals,10 a.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Clewiston, 6 /7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Lake Wales,7 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. T UESDAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6 p.m. B B O O X X I I N N G G W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . 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C M Y K Munnings hit one-of-two free throws, followed by another two pointer. To finish it off, Heath Harris split a pair of fouls shots with six seconds left on the clock to allow Sebring no chance to come back. e need to work on some offensive things, and there was a few bad passes tonight, but things we can work on in practice, Million explained. e have the intensity and desire and drive, and those are things that are hard to get them to do, so we have a lot going for us, Lake Placid was lead by Anfernee Munnings with 23 points and Tuason with a close 21. Leading scorers for Sebring were Luke Ancrum with 19 points, Decaris Jones with 15 points and Josh Austin with eight. Lake Placid was back in district action Tuesday with another cross-county rival, Avon Park, on the road, while Sebring played a home contest against Hardee. See Fridays News-Sun for recaps of both contests. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012Page 3B S pecial to the News-SunSaturday, Dec. 15 Day Hike (and/or camp o vernight in the parks campground Fri-Sun by reserving your own site), at Lake Kissimmee State Park. A beautiful park with a cow camp where old-time r elics are on display, an old t imer 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 bpiper2005@aol.com for meet-up time and other details. If camping (tent or RV), make a reservation at ReserveAmerica.com, and RSVPto Teresa Newgent at (813 n ewgt7@yahoo.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 T rip at the Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. This is a follow-up to t he Backpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is onlyt hose who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. T he trail leads through moderately rolling hills with p ine forests, prairies, wetl ands, 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 mined? Players can be self-rated by comparing ones own ability to a published set of criteria. Ratings can also be determnined by a players performance in tournaments. Ratings go from a relative beginner at 2.5 to an extremely skilled player at level 5.0. The Riverbend Tournament was yet another opportunity for Tanglewood players to hone their skills in preparation for Tanglewoods own Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament to be h eld on January 5 and 6. O verheard on the Riverbend Courts; anglewood should be t he poster child on how to run a tournament. With such high praise from other communities, the Tanglewood organizers, refs and players will have to work hard once again to prove their skills when they host teams from other Florida communities on January 5 and 6. Continued from 1B Tourney schedule heads to Tanglewood next Campbells goal would be to continually advance in a uto racing into the elite racing divisions and gain more experience overall. Campbell and Aggressive E agle Racing is currently sponsored by Campbells Collision Center. The Florida United Pro T ruck Series touring division c ompleted 50 lap races this year at Desoto Superspeedway, Auburndale Speedway, Showtime Speedway and Citrus County Speedway. An average race fielded 20 Pro Trucks on these 3/8 mile tracks. Drivers and race teams from all over Florida and as f ar as North Carolina com peted in this years touring series. Drivers ranged widely in experience as well as age. FUPTS has drivers as young as 15 to a seasoned age of 62 competing in 10s cheduled races that ran from March 24 to December 1, 2012. Continued from 1B Campbell keeps moving up News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brian Dixon breaks away from these Bulldog defenders Monday night, but it was Frostproof that would stay ahead of the Streaks in the 3-1 win at Firemens Field. By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Of the last 160 minutes that Sebring has spent in game play, they have held the opposing team scoreless for 150 of those minutes. On Saturday in Avon Park, the Streaks played around with different positioning, having fun with the game, and still managed tok eep the Devils scoreless and win in a 2-0 victory. e switched everyone up this game, said head c oach Keith Bowyer. We were trying to get them e xcited about different posit ions, and this was a good game to try it out. So for the first 80 minutes, or the entirety of the Avon Park game, Sebring had no goals scored on them. Unfortunately, the Streaks would not get so lucky when they took on the Frostproof Bulldogs at home on Tuesday. In the first 10 minutes of the game the Bulldogs would take a bite out of the Streaks defensive line by breaking through and scoring three goals. The first goal was scored at the 37-minute mark, the next at 33 minutes, and the final one right at the 30minute line. At that point in the game things were looking grim, but the goals gave the Streaks a shock and the current began flowing. Frostproof would not score again for the remainder of the game, or an entire 70 minutes. Not only did the Sebring defense hold strong, but there were also a number of offensive plays. Riley Watson and Brian Dixon had a number of exciting breakaway runs that were blocked by the Bulldogs keeper. Sebring came close to scoring once again on a corner kick in the final two minutes of the first half when the ball was pushed back from the goal and defensive player Junior Chavez belted out a shot that was nearly in, but just over, the net. Going into the halftime break the Streaks were still losing in a 3-0 deficit, but had stepped up their game considerably. Sebring continued to hold them off, and it looked like they might spark a comeback when Jared Lang made their first goal of the night at the 20-minute mark. He broke through the defensive line and kicked the ball just out of the reach of the goalie and into the Bulldogs pen. As strong as the Streaks continued playing defensively by holding off the oncoming Bulldogs, they were unable to connect offensively for another goal on the night. e definitely outplayed them second half, said Bowyer. This was a good experience for us, because were used to either winning or not really doing well that particular game. We lost, but did well. So although the Streaks suffered a loss, there are some bright sides. It gave them valuable game experience against a tough, non-district team. On Tuesday the Sebring boys took on one of those district teams in an away match against Winter Haven. Thursday night they play away again, in another district game against McKeel. Bulldogs keep Streaks at bay News-Sun photo by TAYLOR TUBBS B lue Streak Byron Cobb keeps control of the ball with t hree Bulldog defenders descending upon him in Mondays 3-1 loss to visiting Frostproof. Continued from 1B LP hangs on for win Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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C M Y K By STACY A. ANDERSON Associated PressW ASHINGTON Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones,it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a freshs tart after a bad breakup. All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for African-Americanw omen:finding creative ways to combat the obesity epidemic that threatens their longevity. African-American women h ave the highest obesity rate of any group of Americans. Four out of five blackw omen have a body mass index above 25 percent,the threshold for being over-w eight or obese,according to the Centers for Disease C ontrol and Prevention. By comparison,nearly twothirds of Americans overalla re in this category,the CDC said. M any black women seem to not be be bothered that they are generally heavier than other Americans. Calorie-rich,traditional s oul food is a staple in the diets of many AfricanA mericans,and curvy black women are embraced positively through slang praisingt hem as thickwith a little meat on their bones,or t hrough songs like the Commodores Brick House or Bootyliciousby D estins Child. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Washington Post earlier this year found that 66 percent ofo verweight black women had high self-esteem,while 41 percent of average-sized or thin white women had high self-esteem. S till,that doesnt mean black women reject the need t o become healthier. Historically black,allf emale Spelman College in Atlanta is disbanding its NCAA teams and devoting those resources to a campuswide wellness program. Ina n open letter announcing Spelmans wellness revolution,president Beverly Daniel Tatum cited a campus analysis that found many ofS pelmans 2,100 students already have high blood pressure,Type 2 diabetes or other chronic ailments. Spelman has an opportunity to change the health trajectory of our students and, through their influence,the communities from which they come,Tatums letter said. Jones,who underwent open heart surgery in 2010 at age 47 and now urges awareness about heart disease among black women,was met by an overflow crowd earlier this year when she convened a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation panel on black women and obesity. e have to get ourselves out of being conditioned to think that using soft words so we dont hurt peoples feelings is doing them any favor,Jones said. Curvy, big-boned,hefty,full-figured,fluffy,chubby. Those are all words designed to make people feel better about themselves. That wast helpful to me. Jones once embraced being large and fabulous,at5 feet 5 inches tall and 300 pounds. But under that exterior,she said,she was morbidly obese,suffering from extreme fatigue,nausea, lightheadedness,heart palpit ations and blurred vision. The attorney and TV persona lity also had gastric bypass surgery in 2003. Now,she advises women t o make simple changes such as reducing salt intake,exerc ising 30 minutes a day, quitting smoking,controlling portion sizes and making n utritious dietary choices. Nutritionist and author Rovenia M. Brock,known professionally as Dr. Ro, agrees with Jones. She saidg etting active is only about 20 percent of the fight against obesity. The rest revolves around how much people eat. Our plates are killing us, she said. B rock said food deserts, or urban areas that lack qual-i ty supermarkets,are a real obstacle. She suggested getting around that by carpooling with neighbors to stores in areas with higher-qualityg rocery options or buying food in bulk. She also suggested growing herbs and vegetables in window-box gardens. Stop focusing on whats not there,or what you think is not there,Brock said. e have to get out of this wimpy,oe is mementality. While first lady Michelle Obama has encouraged exercise through her Lets Movcampaign targeting childhood obesity,the spark for this current interest among black women may have been comments last year by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin,who observed publicly that women must stop allowing concern about their hair to prevent them from exercising. Some black women visit salons as often as every two weeks,investing several hours and anywhere from $50 to hundreds of dollars each visit activity that, according to the Black Owned Beauty Supply Association,helps fuel a $9 billion black hair care and cosmetics industry. In an interview during a health conference in Washington last week, Benjamin said the damage sweat can inflict on costly hairstyles can affect womens willingness to work out,and she hopes to change that. She goes to beauty industry conferences to e ncourage stylists to create exercise-friendly hairdos. I wouldnt say we use it as an excuse,we use it as a barrier,Benjamin said. And thats not one of the barriers anymore. Wre a lways going to have problems with balancing our lives,but we could take that o ne out. Parker,an actress who starred in A Streetcar Named Desireon Broadway earlier this year,understandst his dilemma well. Out of personal frustration over maintaining both her workout and her hair,she created Save Your DoGymwrap a headband that can be wrapped around the hair in a w ay that minimizes sweat and preserves hairstyles. Not just as a black woman,but as a woman, since the beginning of time, b eauty has been our responsibility,Parker said in an interview. Because of that,s he said,exercise has become linked with vanity instead of health. ve turned exercise into a weight-loss regimen,P arker said. No. Exercise is about being grateful for the body you have and sustaining the life you have. ... Take all the hype out of the exer-c ise and think of it as brushing your teeth. With their mutual family histories of diabetes and high blood pressure in mind,C arey,28,and her sorority sister Ashley Hicks,29,cofounded the running clubB lack Girls Run. Carey also considered it a new beginning after a bad breakup anda move across country. Since 2009,Black Girls Run has a massed 52,000 members who serve as a support system for runners. B lack Girls Run has about 60 groups nationwide that c oordinate local races in Atlanta,New York,San Francisco,Washington,D.C, Houston and Greensboro, N.C. Most groups run atl east five times a week. Next month,the national running club will take its first BlackG irls Run Preserve the Sexytour to cities with high obesity rates. The tour includes health and fitness clinics with information onn utrition,hair maintenance and running gear. e found that when you want to get healthy and when you want to be active,i s intimidating,Carey said. ou dont know where to start. Theres a little coaxing that has to go along witht hat. Parker said once AfricanAmerican women placev alue on their bodies and longevity,everything else will follow. It costs her noth-i ng,she said,to walk around an outdoor track with her h usband,actor Boris Kodjoe, or run up and down stairs at home with her headphones. One good step breeds another one,Parker said. Youre going to have one less margarita,one less scoop of Thanksgiving macaroni ... and yet youre not doing anything fanatical ord ramatic. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, December 12, 2012Page 5B MCT Tired of gaining weight over the holiday season, LaTisha Styles, second from left, has made the commitment to exercise more, watch her eating and has the goal to weigh the same at New Year's as she does at the start of the holidays. She is shown working out with friends in Smyrna, Ga., on Nov. 1 with a group called Black Girls Run. Black women battle obesity with dialogue, action

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Highlands County Boys and Girls Club members, along w ith Branch Director Ada McGowan, are thrilled to a ccept a $1,500 check from Azure College recently. The B&G Club serves approximately 150 youth in the community. The partnership with Azure will allow additional funds to be gained for t he club to use on a number of things. Shirley Sawyer a nd Debra Snyder of Azure stated that the partnership with Boys and Girls Club will be ongoing and that the college has adopted the club in order to be more available for the needs of t he organization and the many lives it touches. Azure College makes donation to Highlands County Boys and Girls Club Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is l egally defined as a vehicle. B icyclists using a public roadway are considered o perators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. W ith few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and b icyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, December 12, 2012Page 7B CL UBS& OR GANIZATIONS Courtesy photo M r. and Mrs. Santa and the carollers of the Lake Placid Elks Lodge visited the Lake Placid Health Care Center b ringing Christmas melodies, cookies and cheer. Gail Sansoussi, Past Lady President, and her magical fingers on h er rolling keyboard along with members of the Lake Placid Elks filled the hallways and rooms with holiday melodies. Many staff members and residents joined in with the music singing, humming and clapping. Bob Moran, Exalted Ruler of the lodge, doesn't sing but sure does enjoy s eeing the residents eyes filled with joy and cheer. C ourtesy photo The GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club Conservation D epartment began a highway clean up program. Barbara Million (from left),Jo Williams, Alice Malanga andCheryl Jonovic (Conservation chairman) collected six large black bags of trash on C.R. 621 in October. Santa Elks visit center Womans Club cleans roadway C ourtesy photo S ebring Elks 1529 with the h elp of the Sunday and Monday night bingo players, donated enough food to givet o seven needy families at T hanksgiving. Claude H owerton, Exalted Ruler and Ronna Mason, Leading Knight prepare to deliver to s ome of the families. Bingo helps feed needy Club donates to hospital Courtesy photo GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club donated $100 to The Florida Hospital Foundation Fund. The money will bene fit the hospitals mammography fund, which provides free breast imaging diagnostic exams for women inn eed. Cathy Albritton (lefts marketing director, accepts a check from Rose-Mary Pinto, G FWC Lake Placid Womans Club first vice president. Courtesy photo S ebring Elks 1529 proudly names Newt Dickey as December Elk of the Month. Dickey does outstanding work in talks of encouraging volunteers and innovating ways to recruit and retain members. C LUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes announcements about c lubs and organizations on Wednesdays. P hotos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envel ope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. T he submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdas paper. S ubmit items to the N ews-Sunf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send email toe ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Elk of the Month LOS ANGELES (AP Kathryn Bigelos Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty,Steven Spielbers Civil War epic Lincolnand Christopher Nolans superhero tale The Dark Knight Risesare among the American Film Institutes top-10 movies of the year. Also on the AFI top-10 announced Monday:Ben Afflecks Iran hostage-crisis drama Argo;Benh Zeitlins low-budget hit Beasts of the Southern Wild;Quentin Tarantinos slavery saga Django Unchained;Tom Hoopers Victor Hugo musical Les Miserables;Ang Lees shipwreck story Life of Pi;Wes Andersons firstlove romance Moonrise Kingdom;and David O. Russells misfit love story Silver Linings Playbook. The AFI also picked its top-10 television shows for the year,led by American Horror Story;Breaking Bad;Game Change; Game of Thrones;Girls; Homelandand Louie. Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln make AFI top-10

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C M Y K SEBRING We are sadd ened to acknowledge the passing of Bob George (AKA Lousy) on Nov. 29. Bob (and Peggy),formerly from NewYork State,came toT own and Country 17 years ago after residing in Crystal Beach a number of years. The Georges were an instrumental part of the HomeownersA ssociation for many years and enjoyed sharing stories of their activities over the years. Bob and Peg were an inspiration in their firm beliefs of family values ands haring with others. A luncheon was held at the p ark clubhouse on Saturday, Dec. 8 for friends and family after the memorial service.W e will miss Bob and share sincere condolences with P eggy,Bobby,Beverly, Larry,and the 12 grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be forwarded to Cornerstone Hospice,Sebring. O ther long-time residents, Gene and Vivian New,are l eaving Sebring this month to be with family in Ocala. The News are also former NewY ork residents who retired to Town and Country 22 years a go. They were also very active in the Homeowners Association; Gene being thef irst president. Our best wishes to them as they relocate to new surroundings, a lthough Vivian says they are quite familiar with the Ocala a rea where two daughters reside. Though she has been north for a few years,we received word through Jerry Shipleyt hat Helen Mann,a former park resident,passed away on Nov. 23 in Michigan. Our sympathy to the family and friends. Dec. 3 Homeowners meeting brought us an alwaysw elcome visitor,Nell Hayes, Crime Prevention and Public I nformation Officer for Highlands County Sheriffs Office,who spoke to us concerning the Neighborhood Watch program. She reportedt hree adjoining parks Francis I,Town and Country and Leisure Acres are all enrolled with the Neighborhood Watch andh ave a good record for the past year. Nell urged us to continue our vigilance. She left us with a Seniors Guide to Safe Livingpamphlet available through her office. Non-emergency contact number is 402-7200. President Hal Johnson thanked the Nominating Committee Ruth Lee, Marian Hibbard,Margie Mace and Claudette Boisvert for their efforts in presenting a slate of officers for 2013. Those running for office are Mark Sims, Daphne Rigel,Ray Young and Marian Hibbard. Election will be held at the January HOA meeting. December FMO meeting is Wednesday,Dec. 12,10 a.m. at Homers Restaurant. All mobile home owners are encouraged to attend and join this vital organization. Event chair person Wendy Johnson alerted us to upcoming events. Some park folks will be part of the Baptist Church Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 13,14 and 16. Wednesday,Dec. 19 will initiate a new program movie night at the clubhouse. Popcorn will be provided for the program,Murphys Romance.Sounds like fun. Annual Christmas party will be Saturday,Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. Yankee Gift Exchange is always a fun event as part of the evening program. Bring fingerfoods to be shared. A park cookbook is in process, so get your recipes into Janet Johns or Wendy. Ladies luncheon is Wednesday,Dec. 19 at Esperante Restaurant (Chateau lan will be lighted on Monday, Dec. 24. Thanks to JohnH aag and his volunteers for this lovely event. Listen up Folks:Prepare to visit Town and Country on Saturday,Jan. 26 for oura nnual garage sale. More information as the time grows near. Thanks to Dwaine and Shirley Lowe for collectingt oys and food for The Salvation Army. We are a blessed group and are asked to assist meeting the needs of many in the community,e specially during the Christmas season. Thank you to all in this park who volun-t eer in so many ways to the events of this park. Congratulations to Lee and J erry Niedzielski as they recently shared their 48th a nniversary with daughter, Kim (and Kevin) from Colorado,who were visitingh er parents and celebrating 19 years of marriage on the s ame date. It is great to see Claudia McManus back at her lawnmowing business after her earlier surgery.C ongratulations to Bill LaPeer earning House of the M onthby park managers. Our Mary LeGault participated in the Sebring ChristmasP arade as part of The Palms presentation. Hope many e njoyed this lovely event heralding the Christmas season on the Circle. C ongratulations to Calvin and Marjorie Cerda as they upgrade in size and move across the street to Woodbine. The Cerdas arer elatively new residents from North Carolina and formerly Claremont,N.H. December is one of our busiest birthday months. Bestw ishes to each one as he/she celebrates this special day. T hey are Jack Wilson,Barry Brown,Nancy Haag,CalvinC erda,Vern Fisher,Marie Barber,Virginia Burns, Shirleen Hedges,Lee Lundgren,Toby Chapel,Rod Blaise,Marilyn White,DickK app,Gary Lucas,Wendy Johnson,Janet Day,Cliff Kalybaba,Harold Lee,and Helen Lucas. Blessed wishes for a wond erful Christmas season to everyone. Our park is delightfully decorated and hope you all have an opportunity to view us. LAKE PLACID The first day of December was the Mens Pancake Breakfast and we were served a free breakfast by Santas Elves. Jim Hogan and his Elves,in their green shirts and redh ats,were busy serving 104 people. As always,you can have your pancakes with or without blueberries and the pancakes are so good. D ec. 2,Monday morning coffee hour and the coffee was made and hosted by Vickie and John Echelberry and Gloria and LouisW ackerhauser. Peggy Sue Teague was our emcee with jokes. She asked Jodi for her contribution and Jodi just asked the people driving int he park to pleaseslow down. TonyBaraga agreed with her that some peopled rive on the grass taking corners because they are going too fast. We do not want anyc asualties. The illness report by our S unshine person,Carol Noel, told that Kay Holmes is still ill and so are Betty Beaupie,G lenn Horten and Barbara Howard. They need our p rayers. Home from the hospital and doing well are Rita Anderson and Sonny Conway. Marilyn Cromer played the piano and thism orning we sang Happy Birthdayto Lynne M acCarrick and Happy Anniversaryto Phillip and Kathleen Margetts and Jacka nd Nancy Schricker. We welcomed new resid ents in the park this morning,but not all were present: Ron and Alice Mackinnow f rom Wellington,Ontario; Judy and John Witters from Pikerel,Wis.; Rich and Dee Patterson from Milford,Del.; David Walker of Belle Towerf rom Tennessee; Donna Ferchen of Belle Grove Street; Robert Cole of Belle Field; Al and Carolyn Peltier of Belle Fried,fromM ichigan. The Red Hats are going to C hicanes for their Christmas luncheon at 11 a.m.,onT hursday,Dec. 13. Everyone is asked to bring the ugliest ornament for a contest. Dont forget to wear red and purple. The Ladies Lunch Out will b e at 11 a.m.,on Tuesday, Dec. 18,at the Sebring Lakeside Tea Room. Come and enjoy as this will be our last Christmas luncheon att his tea room because it is closing. We will miss the festive,charming and elegant atmosphere. Your choice of main entree is:Seafood Au gratin,fingertip sandwiches or chicken salad platter. Peggy Sue Teague is hosting the luncheon. The men,the Mustangs, are going to the Palm Tree Cafe at Sun and Lakes, South,for their December 18 Lunch Out. Allen Frye is making the arrangements. Brenda Knoche told that the free movie put on by NuHope on Dec. 16 will be Marigold Hotel,a Britishf ilm chosen by Carol Noel. Actresses are Judy Dench and Maggie Smith. The movie starts at 3 p.m.,but the Nu-Hope Ladies alwayss erve cake and coffee before the movie starts. We certainly appreciate any donations given for Elder Care Service in this area. T he evening of Thursday, Dec. 20,we will be going caroling in the park. This is such a joyful time and the shut-in residents enjoy ours inging for them. After the caroling,we will return to the clubhouse for hot chocolatea nd goodies. Its a fun evening. Tuesday,Dec. 25,there w ill be a Christmas dinner at 4 p.m. It will be a full ham d inner for $6 per person. Get your tickets now. There will also be a New Y ears Eve dance party (Monday,Dec. 31),from 8 p .m. to 12 midnight. Music by Tony and Diane. Make plans for this evening. The December meeting for Home Owners took place ont he evening of Dec. 3. Ed Cromer,president,called the m eeting to order. For discussion during the meeting was Wi-Fi for the park,thei mportance of recycling in the park,joining Home O wners and the FMO and the nomination of officers. The ladies meeting of Dec. 4 was under the direction of Marilyn Cromer; she made the coffee and led the meeting. Marilyn Cromers sister, Sharon Boor,was present thism orning,arriving from Ohio. We have a new lady in the park,Dorothy Parker and she will be assisting Barbara Broadbent with blood pres-s ure checks the first Monday of each month. Barbara M eyer invited people to the First Presbyterian ChurchL ake Placid for a hot cup of coffee and a cookie to go with that coffee after the parade. The men had their breakf ast out at the Truck Stop on Tuesday,Dec. 4. Charlie Price was the host. FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com Scoreboard SEBRING Here are the winners of this week's Bridge at Woodhaven in Sebring. Party Bridge:First place, Ken Meyer; second place, Eric Wickstrom; and third place,Ray Krahn. Duplicate Bridge:First place,Eric and Sandra Wickstrom; second place, Shirley Breckenridge and Jeanne Sisson; and third place,Ray and Roz Krahn. T own and Country Mobile Home Park By Janet Day Associated PressL OS ANGELES A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as withg ifts for their human counterparts,pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech. Like presents for young c hildren who lack the dexterity to enjoy their new playthings,pet gifts areu sually for the human who owns the pet. Allie Robino of Austin,Texas,bought ad og treat maker for her 8year-old rescue mutt B entley,but itll be her baking the biscuits not Bentley. S he bought PetSmarts Sunbeam Holiday Dog T reat Maker,essentially a waffle-maker with dogbone molds,for Bentley when she took him to see Santa Claus at a FortW orth pet store. Even though he and her other d og,Shiner,will be the primary beneficiaries of the purchase,its mostly ag ift for Robino,who admits to having problems m aking things at home from scratch. A lot of these kinds of t hings end up being more complicated than the company promises,but this was super easy to use and the finished product lookedg reat. Believe me,if it were possible to mess up,I would have messed up. Im batting zero on Pinterest, she said,referring to thep hoto-sharing website beloved by amateur chefs a nd crafters. Robino said it was the o nly time she has bought a gift for a pet that requires electricity,figuring that would put Bentley in a rarefied group of animalsw ith high-tech presents. But there are actually plenty of gadgets in stores for animals,from the predictable (dog barking con-t rol,electronic self-cleaning cat litter boxes) to the surprising (exercise equipment,air conditioners for doghouses,pet air purifiers for human houses). Technology is having an impact in every area of the pet world,including food, toys and care products, said Bob Vetere,president of the American Pet Products Association. He believes health care advances are moving the fastest. There are many a dvances on the pet rehabilitation side of health care that werent even heard of a few years ago. There are also newa dvances in medication, treatments,and even testing and diagnostic areas. For example,you can send off your pets DNA to findo ut their breed and even give at-home tests to determine if certain diseases arep resent,he said. Rehab equipment for pets,such as a dog-sizet readmill,are no longer just for veterinarian clini cs. Pet owners can buy the DogPacers Minipacer treadmill ($479which ism ade for dogs under 55 pounds. T he original DogPacer treadmill will accommodate dogs up to 179 pounds and sells for $499 about the same price ash uman-size gym equipment. F or owners who exercise with their pets,the Sharper Image Pet-O-Meter PetP edometer ($19.99 steps,calculates distance a nd tracks the calorie intake of the human partner. M eanwhile,the proliferation of apps for mobile devices offers clutter-free options for urban pet owners with little living space. T here are apps that track petswhereabouts,like the GPS-based monthly service Tagg Pet Tracker, which can alert owners if ad og leaves a designated area or monitor a pets p hysical activity. For a simpler option, P etHub dog tags and collars make ownerscontact information accessible through a scanning app on a mobile device,and ani-m al shelter and GPS tracking services can be added. Vetere believes the best high-tech pet product is the microchip,which canb e implanted in dogs,cats, birds,horses and other animals and will help reunite owners with lost pets. They are also widely used by industry professionals to track vaccinations,test results and other records. ith GPS microchips now available as well,your missing pet can not only be tracked back to you,but you can now track them down and prove ownership if need be,he said. 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C M Y K Brock AdamsNhora and Kevin Adams o f Lake Placid announce the birth of a son,Brock Derek, at 4:23 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,S ebring. Brock weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are S ilvio Sacanamboy and Nora Trujillo of Cali,Colombia. Paternal grandparents are Henry Adams of Miami; and Joyce Stuteville of Florida. L illy AlbrittonBethany and Mark A lbritton of Wauchula announce the birth of a d aughter,Lilly Alizabeth,at 8:14 a.m. on Dec. 3,2012 at Florida Hospital HeartlandM edical Center,Sebring. Maternal grandparents a re Dawn Smith and Benjamin Lazo of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Keith Webb of Wauchula and Dawn Smith of Sarasota.Kyra BlackA leia Jones and Justin Black of Sebring announce t he birth of a daughter,Kyra May,on Dec. 8,2012 at Highlands Regional MedicalC enter,Sebring. Kyra weighed 7 pounds,4 o unces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are C olleen and Wayne Jones. Paternal grandparents are Ron Black and Mary Clem Black.Destynie BodleyErica Farris and Michael B odley of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Destynie Aurora,at 6:04 p.m. on Nov. 3,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Destynie weighed 7 p ounds,3 ounces and measured 19.25 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Michale Robertson of Six Mile,S.C. and Ed Farris of Lafayette,Ind. Paternal grandparents are A ngela and David Bodley of Lake Wales.Jarren BreedloveDolores and Darren Breedlove of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Jarren Dash,at 7:07 a.m. on Nov. 1,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Jarren weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Flora Rivera of Bowling Green. Paternal grandparents are Robbie Breedlove of Avon Park and Jim Breedlove of Alabama.Case BrownBrittney Rodriguez and David Brown of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Case Ryan,at 11:32 a.m. on Nov. 23,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Casey weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Rodney Rodriguez Sr. and Julie Rodriguez of Sebring. P aternal grandparents are Jeanne Butler and Cullen Wheeler of Avon Park and Charles Brown Jr. of and Kassy Roberts of CenterH ill.Jozlin Brown-AvilaWanda Brown of Lake Placid and Juan Avila announce the birth of a daughter,Jozlin Aureli,at8 :49 a.m. on Nov. 23,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Jozlin weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 i nches in length.Q uinn CarterA manda and Walt Carter of Zolfo Springs announce t he birth of a daughter, Quinn Kennedy,at 1:18 p.m. on Nov. 22,2012 at FloridaH ospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Q uinn weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Frieda Fitch of Avon Park.Layne ConklinJ aymi Watts and Patrick Conklin of Lake Placid a nnounce the birth of a son, Layne Brian,at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 24,2012 at FloridaH ospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. L ayne weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Jon Watts and Kimberley Watts of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Brian Conklin and WendiC onklin of Lake Placid.Julia CoulterBrenda and Kevin Coulter of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter,Julia Elaine,at 11:39 p.m. on Oct. 30,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,S ebring. Julia weighed 8 pounds,7 o unces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Margaret Jones of Arcadia. P aternal grandmother is Arthur and Garnette Coulter of Arcadia.Sophia CoxCourtney Ross and Darryl Cox Jr. of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia LeAnn,at 3:24 a.m. on Oct. 20,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Sophia weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Diane Manus Roundtree of S ebring and Tiny Tim Ross of Hiram,Ga. Paternal grandparents are B etty Cox and Darryl Cox Sr. of Sebring.Connor DatemaM arie and Craig Datema of Sebring announce the birth of a son,Connor Michael,at 11:47 a.m. on Nov. 28,2012 at FloridaH ospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. C onnor weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Bonnie and Jimmy White of S ebring. Paternal grandparents are Pete and Carole Datema of S ebring.Christian DavidsonBridgette Davidson of Sebring announces the birth of a son,Christian Michael, at 3:11 p.m. on Dec. 4,2012a t Highlands Regional Medical Center,Sebring. Christian weighed 7 pounds,5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Belinda Mayes.Lilibeth DelaRosaPatricia Lynn and Jimmy Junior DelaRosa III ofW auchula announce the birth of a daughter,Lilibeth Joyce, at 6:53 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,S ebring. Lilibeth weighed 8 pounds,9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mary-Lou Gonzales of Bowling Green. Paternal grandparents are Evelyn and Jimmy D elaRosa.Abigail DixonMindy Meyer and Casey Dixon of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter,Abigail Grace,at1 0 a.m. on Nov. 5,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Abigail weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are Sue Oakley of Wauchula and Virgil Meyer of Augusta,Ga. Paternal grandparents are G ail Dixon of Sebring,Lucy Dixon of Sebring and Pat Cober of Sebring.Genevieve FallsL auren and Stephen Falls of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter,G enevieve Capitola,at 7:37 p.m. on Nov. 6,2012 at F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Genevieve weighed 7 pounds,14 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Frank and Amy Montz of L ake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Stephen Falls Sr.o f Lake Placid.Justin GallegosLaretta Turner and J ohnnie Gallegos of Avon Park announce the birth of a son,Justin Eugene,at 8:38 a .m. on Nov. 5,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Justin weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are Barbara Landers of Avon Park.Levi GlaserJacqueline and Joshua Glaser of Sebring announce the birth of a son,LeviJ akob,at 3:47 p.m. on Nov. 30,2012 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, Sebring. Levi weighed 7 pounds,9 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length. M aternal grandmother is Tammy Carver of Enterprise, Ala. Paternal grandfather is Jack Glaser of Sebring.Adrian KelleyA shley Kelley and Luis Hernandez of Frostproof announce the birth of a son, Adrian Phillip,at 8:13 p.m. on Nov. 13,2012 at FloridaH ospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Adrian weighed 7 pounds a nd measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are J udy Youngblood and Lloyd Youngblood.Roman LeonA utumn Lough and Silvestre Leon Jr. of Avon Park announce the birth of a son,Roman Carter,at 5:06 a.m. on Oct. 25,2012 atF lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. R oman weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Joyce Olguin and Ignacio O lguin of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Cynthia Leon and SilvestreL eon Sr. of Avon Park.James Leavins Jr.Samantha Dennis and James Leavins of Frostproof announce the birth of a son, James Rufus Jr.,at 9:07 a.m.o n Nov. 19,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. James weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are P atty Lou Leavengood and Daniel Leavengood ofF rostproof. Paternal grandparents are N ancy Leavins and Sweet Rufus Leavins of Frostproof.Alana MooreHolly Moore of Sebring announces the birth of a daughter,Alana Lenee Anita,a t 2:33 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Alana weighed 6 pounds, 1 1 ounces and measured 18.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Floyd Moore and Debbie Canning of Avon Park. P aternal grandparents are Terry Moore and Richard Siniard of Sebring.Neyahmiah NelsonJ oanna Gautier and Thomas Nelson of Sebring announce the birth of a son,N eyahmiah James,at 5:58 p.m. on Dec. 18,2012 at F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Neyahmiah weighed 6 pounds,14 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Katia and Jose Gautier. P aternal grandmother is Rita Murphy.Tiffany NguyenKristy and Tung Nguyen o f Sebring announce the birth of a daughter,Tiffany T ran,at 1:54 a.m. on Nov. 17,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, S ebring. Tiffany weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are K im Tran and Ha Tran of New Port Richey. Paternal grandparents are Huong Nguyen and Dung Nguyen of Sebring. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, December 12, 2012Page 9B CELEBRATIONS B irths C ontinued on page 10B Classified ads get results! 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunFORT WORTH,Texas American Paint Horse, Freese Plan,owned by TrevorS teed of Okeechobee,captured a World Show Challenge Championship title recently at the 2012 APHA World ChampionshipP aint Horse Show.The show, which was Nov. 7 in Fort Worth,Texas,is one of the American Paint Horse Associations (APHAs) pre-m ier events. Freese Plan,a 2007 mare, captured the championship int he 4and 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge and was shown byR ick Steed of Okeechobee. In working cow horse,competit ors are judged on performing a reining-type pattern and working one-on-one to holda nd turn a cow,as well as moving it in circles all at a r easonable speed. In challenge classes,exhibitors compete for cash prizes. The World Championship Paint Horse Show featurest he finest gathering of Paint Horses from around the g lobe. APHA hosts two annual world-class competitions to showcase the talents ofA merican Paint Horses and their owners. The second in t he 2012 series,the Open and Amateur World Championship Show was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in FortW orths cultural district. With more than 900 talented P aint Horses and more than 2,500 entries,exhibitors competed for prizes and cash payouts totaling $500,000. The American Paint Horse A ssociation is the worlds second largest equine breed a ssociation. Headquartered in Fort Worth,Texas,it celebrates its 50th anniversary in2 012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, r ecord and preserve pedigrees of the breed,APHA recognizes and supports 111r egional and international clubs,produces championship shows,sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increaset he value of American Paint Horses and enriches memb ers' experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded,andn ow serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult memb ers around the world. For more information about the American Paint HorseA ssociation,visit apha. com or connect with Paint H orse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpaint horse or on Twitter @ APHANews and @WorldShow Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, December 12, 2012www.newssun.com CELEBRATIONS Okeechobee horse, Freese Plan, wins APHS W orld Show Challenge Championship Courtesy photo Freese Plan, owned by Trevor Steed of Okeechobee, captured a World Show Challenge Championship title recently at the 2012 APHA World Championship Paint Horse Show in Fort Worth, Texas. E rin Cochran and Jared Brouillard Cochran-BrouillardE rin Rose Cochran of Davenport is engaged to marry Jared Heath Brouillard, a lso of Davenport. Erin is the daughter of Donald and Donna Cochran of Sebring. The groom-elect is the son of Janet Wheatley of Orlando and Andre B rouillard of Tampa. A wedding date has been set for Feb.1, 2013. Engagement Elia NormanJaime Crivello and Ryan Norman of Sebringa nnounce the birth of a daughter,Elia Blake C rivello,at 9:01 a.m. on Nov. 19,2012 at FloridaH ospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Elia weighed 8 pounds,7 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. M aternal grandmother is Jeannie Crivello of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Mary Norman and Morris Norman Jr. of Winter Haven.Isabella NugentC hristine and Sean Nugent of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter,Isabella Faith,at 8:57 a.m. on Sept. 27,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Isabella weighed 9 pounds,3 ounces and measured 21.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Faith Maiville of Tampa. Paternal grandparents are John and Donna Walker of Tampa.Sebastian OliveroShasire and Francisco Olivero Jr. of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Sebastian,at 4:40 p.m. on Nov. 9,2012 at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Sebastian weighed 9 pounds,2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. M aternal grandmother is Nellie Morales of Avon Park. P aternal grandfather is Francisco Olivero Sr. ofS ebring.Ruth SostreRuth and David Sostre of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter,Ruth Selene,at 6:55 a.m. on Oct.2 6,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Ruth weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are Angel Morales and Ana Ortiz of Avon Park. Paternal grandfather is Tony Sostre of Miami.Maximus SwaffordJessica and Darrell Swafford of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Maximus Kick,at 2:16 p.m. on Nov. 9,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Maximus weighed 7 pounds,6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Maria Lock of Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Paternal grandparents are G ary and Dawn Swafford of Freemont,Ind.Lexi VandermolenCrystal and Nathan Vandermolen of Okeechobee announce the birth of a daughter,Lexi Ranee,at 8:27 a.m. on Nov. 14,2012a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. L exi weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19.25 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Ranee DiMartino ofM elbourne. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Kathy Vandermolen of Okeechobee.Alexander WhiteVictoria and Robert White III of Okeechobee announce the birth of a son,Alexander Gabriel,at 8:02 a.m. on Dec. 3,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Alexander weighed 7 pounds,7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was welcomed home by his big sister and big brother, Anastasia and Ryley. Maternal grandparents are Marty and Alma Burkhart of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Mark and Linda Harllee of Zolfo Springs,and Bobby and Cary White of Sebring. 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C M Y K Dear Abby: I have been married for 14 years to a man who had two failedm arriages. I never felt insecure in my married life until I read his answers to a Yahoo Answers poll that asked,Do you dream about the one that gota way?and,Have you found the love of your l ife? My husband responded that he thinks about herv ery often,especially on her birthday and Valentines D ay.To the other question he replied he had found the love of his life,but the relationship had ended in divorce,which he admittedw as his fault. I know he was talking a bout his first wife. I feel so sad and insecure. Now I must deal with the fact thato n Valentines Day his thoughts are with someone e lse. How can I get over this? I no longer believe him when he says he lovesm e because I have proof that he hasnt moved on yet. I cant believe he said t hat even now he still thinks about her. Please help. Sad Heart in San Jose Dear Sad Heart: Your husband posted those thoughts on a public forum? Rather than feelh urt and insecure,you should be furious. How would he feel if the person answering that poll had been you? (Of course,you would have had better judgment.) B y now it should be clear to you that you did not m arry a rocket scientist. You have my sympathy because his first marriage has been over for nearly two decades and he alongw ith his obvious shortcomings are no longer her problem,but yours. However,your pain may lessen if you look at theb right side:He treats you well 363 days a year,and many of the women who write to me are not so lucky. Dear Abby: I have been involved with a man in a long-distance relationship for two years. I care about him very much and I believe he cares for me. Things were going great until he was devastated by a downturn in his business. He had planned to move here,but was unable to sell his home. We used to see each other every two weeks,but no longer. It has been almost two months. He calls once a week,but nothing else. We have been close and he has shared his life,his w orries and personal information with me. I havent pressured him and I dontn eed a commitment now, although I would like one s omeday. Abby,he seems to be drifting away. Is it OK to write to him,email him, send encouraging noteso nce a week and continue to support him? Is it too m uch to ask for more frequent communication from him? I have offered to trav-e l the 1,000 miles,but he has evaded my offer. Im n ot ready to walk away. We have been great together and this is difficult for me.A dvice? Holding On In Coastal California D ear Holding On: Its fine to be supportive,but d ont overwhelm him right now.You may have to let this play out in its own time. Your friend may have retreated because hes con-c entrating his energy on reviving his business. He may be licking his wounds or he may have met someone,which is why he discouraged your visit. That he still calls you is encourag-i ng. Because you have known h im for two years,I recommend you simply ask him if hes met someone else. If the answer is no,it will put your mind at ease. But ift he answer is yes,at least youll be clear about what happened. Write Dear Abby at w ww.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 6 9440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name andm ailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, December 12, 2012Page 11B DIVERSIONS LOAN DBE HOLD!B y STEVEN E. ATWOOD ACROSS 1 [Its gone!] 5 A pop group might have one on Facebook 12 Pouch 15 64 or 1,000 1 9 Head of a family 20 Woodcutter of legend 21 Rings 23 Consideration inc hoosing a deli? 25 Without rhyme or reason26 Baby pig, e.g. 27 Name part meaning from 28 Part of a butchers stand-up routine? 29 Camouflage 30 Sharpness 31 French wave3 2 Pallid 35 Laundry basket of j ust colors or just whites? 4 1 ___-Pei (dog breed 42 Reqmt. for certain g raduate studies 44 Get an ___ effort 45 Actress Sommer 4 6 Wise lawmaker most likely to be re-elected? 5 1 Miniature 52 Protestant denom. 5 3 Anthony Eden, Earl of ___ 5 4 Red-berried tree 55 French spouse 5 8 Rocks ___ Fighters 59 Seeks, as office 6 1 Artistic expression on the slopes? 6 4 Levels 66 Thrust upward 6 7 Causing Election Day d elays? 73 Car category 7 7 Skin growth 78 Negatives 7 9 Time ___ 80 Mideast capital 81 Dallas player, for short 82 Jungle critter 84 Chart indicating the progression of darkness after sunset? 87 Disturb 88 Sched. listing9 1 Eve preceders 92 Boy: Lat. 93 Power in Hollywood? 9 8 Dont be ___ 99 Caught in ___ 100 Thick skin 101 Prop for Mr. Monopoly or Mr. Peanut 103 Paintball weapons? 107 Voluminous ref.1 08 Comes by 112 Salsa specification 113 When there might be a two-for-one specialo n ice cream drinks? 116 Beat in a price war 117 Props for Mr. Monopoly and Mr.P eanut 118 Make 1 19 Building support 120 Some printers 1 21 Curse 122 Mil. awards DOWN 1 Loan figs. 2 Nuuanu Pali Lookout locale 3 Grp. that has held summit meetings in C aracas and Riyadh 4 Paul Bunyan, e.g. 5 Used a FedEx Office s ervice 6 Actress Woodard 7 Actress Vardalos 8 Source of northern exposure? 9 Belarus neighbor 10 Old minelayers 11 Critic Clive 12 Quarantine 13 Composer Salieri 1 4 1957 #1 R&B hit for Chuck Willis 1 5 Or or nor: Abbr. 16 Let ___ good unto a ll men: Galatians 6:10 17 Suffice 1 8 Salinger girl 2 2 Like superhighways 24 Actress Lena 3 0 Counter orders 32 To the same extent 33 SeaWorld attraction 34 Offshore bank, e.g., for tax purposes 35 Normandy campaign city 3 6 Writer Fleming 3 7 Writer Wallace 38 11th-century king of Denmark 3 9 City on the Little Cuyahoga 40 Clear, in a way 42 Italian port on the T yrrhenian Sea 43 Attics purpose 47 Sport involving pad-d les 4 8 Olive ___ 49 Grazing area 50 Wise one5 1 Patronized, as a restaurant 55 Fr. title 5 6 Unyielding 5 7 Lunatics outbursts 60 Denver-toAlbuquerque dir. 61 ___ Paulo 6 2 Quaker cereal 63 Contents of jewel cases 65 Ones going through channels? 67 Fencing unit? 68 Vive ___! 69 Kind of personality 70 Up to, briefly 71 Brian of ambient music 72 Big maker of 65Down 74 Permeate 75 Jewelry chain7 6 Turn inside out 80 Separate out 83 Braves div. 8 4 High-performance c ars 85 Bond girl Adams 8 6 Given enough to be h appy 88 Out around midday, say8 9 Emphasize 9 0 Some car radio buttons 9 4 B-baller 9 5 Small rented farms, in Britain 96 Keep out of sight 97 High, in a way 98 Pay for a hand1 01 Terra ___ 1 02 Aristotle Contemplating ___ of H omer 1 03 Certain bra specific ation 104 Legal scholar Guinier 105 Quaintly antique 106 German quaff1 09 Actress Lupino and others 110 Undercover agent 111 Bits and pieces, e.g.: Abbr. 114 Thats it!1 15 Roofing material 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 262728 2 93031 3 23334353637383940 4142434445 464748495051 52535455565758 5960616263 646566 67686970717273747576 7778798081 8 283848586 878889909192 9 39495969798 9 9100101102 103104105106107108109110111 1 12113114115 1 16117118 119120121122 Solution on page 9B I cant tell you how passionately I feel about families sitting downand eatingm eals together. Nothing is quite as satisfying andfulfilling as preparing a nutritious meal for your loved ones andsitting around thet able together to enjoy it as a family unit. I dont care if its fruit and yogurt for breakfast or roast chickenfor supper,as long as you make an effort to sit down and eat as manymeals as you can together. Its a perfect way for everyone to connectwith one another, and it provides a feeling of comfort and securityfor your children. When my kids were little, eating at the table was not optional. Iplanned the meals,they would help me prepare dinner and then we wouldsit down together and eat. I believe that were as close as we arepartly because I made family dinner time a priority in our lives. Theyknew they could talk about what was going on in their lives anytime,but dinner time was just the natural time to connect. Iw ouldnt tradethose minutes together for anything. So how do you get everyone around the table together if you haventmade a bigd eal of it before? Lay down the law.Youre the boss,so make the rule. No meals in frontof the TV. Period. Involve everyone. Giving everyone mealtime chores will give you ahand,and it will make your kids feel more involved in the process,making it more likely that thell be keen to sit down and eat withyou. Start at the grocery store by letting the kids decide whatvegetables to buy. Explain the difference between organic foods andconventionally grown foods. Really start to provide your kids with aneducation about where their food comes from. Then,at home, dependingon the ages of your children,you can have them do all kinds of thingsfrom washing and/or peeling vegetables to stirring sauces and settingthe table. Trust me,thell be much more anxious to help prep thanthey will be to clean up, so perhaps you could start there. Make it fun. It will be easier to get the kids to the table with youif you serve food they like. Thats a nobrainer. Give everyone acouple of options for dinn er and hold a family vote over what getsserved m ajority rules. If its pizza night,let everyone make theirown individual pie. Fajita night? Put all the toppings on the tableand let everyone have at it. Veggies a nd roast meat? Instead ofputting the food on their plates in the kitchen,bring everything tothe table and let them serve themselves. Sounds crazy,but kids aremore likely to eat food they put on their plates themselves. What tips do you have to share with us about getting your family tothe table together? Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com. Making dinner time family time Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Wife of 14 years learns man still carries torch for another Dear Abby MINEOLA,N.Y. (AP Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes,that Alan Alda. The actor known for portraying Capt. Benjamin Franklin Hawkeye Pierce on the TV show MASHand more recent guest shots on NBCs Rockis also a visiting professor at New Yorks Stony Brook University school of journalism and a founder of the schools Center for Communicating Science. The center is sponsoring an international contest for scientists asking them to explain in terms a sixth-grader could understand:What is time? Alda is well-known for his affinity for science and is the longtime host of PBSScientific American Frontiers.He said it is vital for society to have a better understanding of science,and puts much of the onus on scientists to better explain their work. Theres hardly an issue we deal with today that isnt affected by science,Alda said. Ive even heard from a number of people in Congress that they often dont understand what scientists are talking about when they go to Washington to testify,and these are the people who make the decisions about funding and policy. He said many scientists have told him they have to get better at communicating. e see misinformation about scientific facts on a daily basis,Alda said. Sometimes you know so much about something you assume everybody else is as familiar as you are and you tend to speak in shorthand. Even other scientists may not understand what you are talking about if they are not an expert in your field. This is the second year Alda is supporting what he calls the Flame Challenge II. The name comes from his own experience as an 11-year-old, when he asked a teacher what a flame was. She replied,oxidation,which left him just as puzzled. So,last year he asked scientists to answer his childhood question via a contest administered by the Stony Brook center. The center received more than 800 submissions from around the world, and the winner chosen by 6,000 student judges was Ben Ames,a 31year-old Kansas City native studying for his Ph.D. at the University of Innsbruck. He created an animated video (http://bit.ly/YJXdwV explaining how clashing atoms create fire. This year,Stony Brook received 300 questions from 11-year-olds and settled on a query submitted by Sydney Allison,a sixth-grader at Gomm Elementary School in Reno, Nev. Entries can be submitted until March 1. The winner gets a trophy,a trip to the 2013 World Science Festival in New York and the satisfaction of educating not only sixthgraders,but the general public. This contest probably gives people the impression that its a teaching tool for kids,Alda said. Thats a happy by-product,but it really is a tool for scientists to take a complex question and explain it in a way the rest of us can understand. Alan Alda asks scientists to explain: What is time?

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Wednesday, December 11, 2012 I spent the second half of last week on vacation and a bout all I did was play golf and go out to eat at night. Since I started writing this column,I have been asked a few times to write aboutw hat I think are the best places to eat in Highlands C ounty,so here goes. For starters,I think that the best wings are the onesm ade by Chef Ray at The Country Club of Sebring. H e adds the perfect amount of butter and garlic to them after they leave the fryera nd then tosses them on the grill for a bit of a char on them. I get them just about e very time I go to play golf out there. T he best place that I have found for fish is Cang Tong. I am a huge fan of sushi and my girlfriend Robbie and I eat there on a regular basis.W hen there,I suggest getting the Ramkissoon roll, which is a roll made of salmon,mango and avocado and contains no rice at all. It is named after local,Dr. Ramkissoon. I would also recommend getting Robbies favorite r oll,the fried bagel roll. It has smoked salmon and is flashed in hot oil to add a crispness to it. I love Indian food and R obbie and I went to eat at Taste of India in Sebring. I really enjoyed the lamb dish called Rogan Josh. It has mild spice and is filled withf lavors of curry and cardamom. They were very accommodating as well by hand-cutting French fries for Robbies son,Gabe,who wanted chicken fingers and French fries. Last but not least is in Avon Park,and it is surly here to stay.At 18 East Restaurant and Bar,the steaks are outstanding and I usually order the bone-in ribeye and love it every time. The last time I dined there,I ordered a new dish. It is the double cut pork chop with a Dijon mustard glaze. It was cooked to a perfect temperature and with a glass of Malbec I was in epicuric bliss. This week I want to leave you with a simple Indian lentil wrap recipe. It is very easy and good for you,too. Cheers,Chef.Indian lentil wrap1 1/2 cup dry lentils 2 tsp. curry powder 8 tbs. raisins 3 cups fresh,pre-shredded carrots 4 whole wheat,12-inch tortilla wraps Cook lentils until tender and drain. Mix with curry powder,raisins and carrots. Wrap 1 1/2 cup mixture into each tortilla,and toast the outside on a dry,hot skillet. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached at tim.spain@ahss.org/. My favorite places to eat locally Chefs Corner Tim Spain Popcorn TrioYield:Varies Cheesy Popcorn 6 cups popped popcorn 1 tablespoon melted butter, optional 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast o r brewers yeast (found at health f ood stores) 1/2 teaspoon curry p owder, optional Caramel Popcorn 6 cups popped popcorn 1 /2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon light or dark corn syrup 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons butter 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 /8 teaspoon vanilla extract Plain Popcorn Cover bottom of 3 to 4-quart pan wit h thin layer of vegetable oil. Place 3 kernels of popcorn in pan; cover with a loose lid that allowss team to escape,and heat. W hen kernels pop,pour in enough p opcorn to cover bottom of pan,one kernel deep; cover pan and shake to evenly spread oil. Shake as popcorn continues to pop. When popping begins to slow to a few seconds apart,remove pan from s tovetop. The heated oil will still pop remaining kernels. S prinkle lightly with popcorn salt, if desired,and store in an airtight con tainer. C heesy Popcorn Follow instructions for making Plain Popcorn. When you remove popcorn from heat,transfer popcorn to serving bow l Pour butter over popcorn and toss. Sprinkle yeast and curry powder,if desired,over popcorn and toss to dis tribute evenly. Serve immediately or store in an a irtight container. Caramel Popcorn Line large baking sheet with lightly buttered foil. In medium saucepan,combine s ugar,corn syrup and water and brin g to a boil. Cook syrup over medium heat, without stirring,until amber in color ; about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter,salt and vanilla unt il blended. Stir in popcorn until coated. Sprea d caramel corn in a single layer onto buttered foil. Allow to cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container until serving time. FAMILY FEATURES Th is year,pop up some holiday fun by making these clever and delicious popcorn treats. With these recipes its easy to create edible dcor,gifts for friends and neighbors,and munchable snacks for the w hole family.You can find more creative holiday recipes at www.popcorn.org Holiday Popcorn SnowmanYield:10 balls,5 snowmen (2 balls each) 1 1-pound package large marshmallows 1/4 cup (1/2 stickutter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 10 cups popped popcorn Decorations:sprinkles, licorice,gum drops,cinnamon candies,cookies,etc. Melt marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let stand for 5 minutes. Pour over popcorn and stir. Butter hands well and form popcorn into balls. Decorate as desired.Festive Popcorn TreesYield:10 trees 10 cups air-popped popcorn 1 10-ounce bag miniature marshmallows 2 tablespoons butter 1teaspoon vanilla extract Decorating sugar (green,blue)* 1 tube of white frosting (with decorating tip) Assorted small colorful candies, such as sprinkles and miniature silver drages Place popcorn in large bowl. Place marshmallows and butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture over popcorn in bowl. Toss well to coat popcorn evenly. Line baking sheet with foil. Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray,then scoop up about 1 cup of popcorn mixture. Shape mixture into a cone shape,keeping the base flat. This forms the tree. Sprinkle tree with decorating sugar; place tree on baking sheet. Make the rest of the trees. Pipe frosting on trees to make a garland,then decorate them with colorful candies. Serving suggestion:Place each tree on a sugar or gingerbread cookie,and decorate your serving tray with shredded coconut to resemble snow. Notes: Its important that this recipe starts with unflavored white popcorn for best color and flavor. *Make your own colored sugar by adding food coloring to sugar,stirring in a bowl or shaking vigorously in a sealed container. Add more food coloring for more intense tones.Holiday Wreath Popcorn TreatsYield:8 5-inch wreaths 3 quarts popped popcorn 4 tablespoons (1/2 stickutter or margarine 3 cups miniature marshmallows 3 tablespoons (1/2 of a 3-ounce box) lime gelatin dessert mix Decorations:small red candies, jellybeans,red fruit leather, etc. Spray large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside. In medium saucepan,melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and gelatin dessert powder until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix well until coated. Spray hands with cooking spray and press firmly to form into 9-inch logs and then bend to form wreaths. Place wreaths on wax paper. Press candy decorations onto wreath to decorate. Add a ribbon cut from fruit leather. Serve immediately,or wrap individually in plastic wrap for storage. Gingersnap Popcorn Snack MixYield:2 quarts 2 quarts popped popcorn Butter flavored cooking spray 1/3 cup granulated sugar substitute 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper Preheat oven to 325F. Spread popcorn on baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl,and sprinkle evenly over popcorn. Spray again with cooking spray and toss to coat evenly. Bake 7 minutes and serve warm.