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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-14-2012
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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 Friday-Saturday, December 14-15, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 153 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 76 58C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Nice, breezy with intervals of sunshine F orecast Question: If the U.S. economy goes over the fiscal cliff, who will you blame the most? Next question: Do you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Marion Ackerson Age 89, of Avon Park Elyse Goggans Age 86, of Sebring Dennis Heston Age 52, of Sebring Barbara Picklesimer Age 78, of Sebring William Roche Age 76, of Sebring William Stephens Age 87, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Democrats 54.1% Republicans 45.9% Total votes: 122 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip financial; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 1 1 9 9 B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Longtime Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency ( CRA) member and acting director for the past eight months Robin Hinote has been officially named Executive Director. After many months of deliberat ion,the title comes as a breath of fresh air to the board and the entire a gency. Hinote became involved with the CRA 10 years agow hen she was hired by retired CRA d irector Pete Pollard. s been my goal s ince day one. I asked Pete Pollard when I came on board with my first interview in 2002 what it would take to fill hiss hoes. Hes been training me since I started out to take his position, Hinote said Thursday morning. Eight of the nine finalists were Florida residents. Each of the appli-c ants were interviewed by the CRA board members before the final, u nanimous decision was made at Monday nights meeting. I found out because I was at the meeting,Hinote said with a laugh. Im required to be at all the meetings so thats how I knew I had the position. H inotes experience with the CRA makes her a comfortable and logical Hinote picked to lead CRA in Sebring H inote By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK What do a police chief,a tax collector,a U.S. Air Force sergeant,a Polk County deputy sheriff captain,a veteras advocate, a reporter and four Avon Park Youth Academy students have in common? They were all judges in the 2012 G4S,Youth Services APYA Cook Off Contest. Pete Zeeger,Avon Park Youth Academy director, presided over the event that pits otherwise cordial teammates in cut throat competition. The judges are,therefore, to be envied and pitied. How fortunate on the one hand:Savoring selections of delicious homemade food from all over the world morsels like spicy meat balls; cabbage; flavorful South American stew; and tender fresh ham baked off the bone. And that was only the start. There were 20 side dish and appetizer entries alone:Corn and broccoli dishes; fancy rice and spinach and humus dips. Then think cheese feta cheese,cream cheese and cheddar; folded into dips, layered into pinwheels, stuffed into peppers,wrapped Cooking with an edge at APYA News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Dont let his size and football background fool you, Cleveland Nobles bakes a mean cake. It took second place at the APYA Cook-Off Wednesday, and won the special, best presentation award. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING I think this is going to be our crown jewel,said Russell Harms, owner/operator of the newest fast food restaurant in town. Harms is referring to the new Checkers location that opened its doors Thursday morning in Sebring 17 years after the first Checkers which was in the same spot on U.S. 27 across from the Southgate Plaza closed up and moved away. I started trying to locate a spot for this Checkers in Sebring about two years ago. It took a year to find the perfect location and we closed the deal with the bank last December,Harms said. Construction began on the restaurant in early fall when Harms purchased and relocated a closed Checkers. The former building was dug up and transported from Crystal River to Sebring on a flat-bed truck,a unique sight to the few who got a chance to see it rolling down U.S. 27. There modular,said Harms. You just break the foundation,dig them up. The wings detach and then you just set it down in the new location. Checkers returns to Sebring location after 17-year hiatus See HINOTE,page 8A See COOKS,page 5A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Checkers quietly opens for business Thursday in Sebring. According to franchise owner Russell Harms, the first three weeks will be a soft opening, while a larger grand opening is scheduled to take place sometime in mid-January. See CHECKERS,page 7A Sebring stunnerB lue Streaks topple u nbeaten Hardee in OT SPORTS, 1BLooking backR esidents enjoy learning h istory of Tin Can Tourists PAGE3 ACan you help?R otars annual Circle of C ans event set for today PAGE3 A B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Boys and Girls Club Emporium has quickly become as uccess after only a few short months in the business. The Emporium,which opened up in late summer,is a discount, pre-owned store where customers can purchase a number of donated items. The Emporium was createda s a way for the Boys and Girls Club to become self-sustaining and s upplement the organizations income. Executive Director Woodraun Wright is excited about the addition to the Emporium. We are expanding,Wright said. We are combining spaces w ith the store next door; we will be tearing down the wall between us sometime next week. The contract for the new space was signed Wednesday and theE mporium will soon get a little b igger.The Emporium has already maxed out the space in its store. With the addition of the seconds tore and space,the Emporium w ill be able to better serve the community and its customers. e grew out of this space very quickly.The response from thec ommunity has been great. We have a quick turn around rate; we get things in here and their goneq uick,Wright said. The new layout for the Emporium will feature a much larger space with all of the appliances and furniture being housed in the new space. The smaller items will stay in the old space. Boys and Girls Club Emporium begins expansion Room to grow N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Boys and Girls Club Emporium Manager Levon Stukes and Avon Park High School student Devante Felix move a dresser that was purchased from the Emporium on Thursday in downtown Sebring. Felix is part of the Boys and Girls Club Junior Achievement program and spends a portion of his school day working at the thrift store. For more information or to make a donation, call Stukes at 873-6160. See EMPORIUM,page 7A

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C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 Dec. 12 173334414953x:4Next jackpot $9 millionDec. 8 378282953x:3 Dec. 5 62025364452x:3 Dec. 12 4781834 Dec. 11 12203235 Dec. 10 212242834 Dec. 9 17122024 Dec. 12 (n 0395 Dec. 12 (d 5659 Dec. 11 (n 0215 Dec. 11 (d 1486 Dec. 12(n 864 Dec. 12 (d 278 Dec. 11(n 064 Dec. 11 (d 281 Dec. 11 712152214 Dec. 7 193233443 Dec. 4 3521307 Nov. 30 31417294 Dec. 12 810253644 PB: 28Next jackpot $40 millionDec. 8 723264053 PB: 21 Dec. 5 1317192738 PB: 12 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center SHS choirs to perform at SFSC MondayA VON PARK The Sebring High School Choral Department will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. on Monday atS outh Florida State Colleges Auditorium. The public is invited to come enjoy a variety of musical selections including holi-d ay,classical,popular and spirituals. Six choirs will perform, including show choir and a mens choir. Donations willb e taken at the door to help support choral music at Sebring High School. S ebring Highs choral students recently performed with the Disneyo rchestra at EPCOs Candlelight Program with c elebrity narrator Whoopi Goldberg. They will perform again on ChristmasE ve at 5 p.m. with celebrity narrator Gary Sinise. T he Sebring Choirs are under the choral direction of Luanne Hawk,who is pleased to announce this years All State Studentsa re AndrewEstima,Rachel LaVo,Olivia Napper,Evan N apper and Renz Torres. These students passed three extensive theory,sightread-i ng and vocal exams and will perform at the Tampa A ll State Convention in January.Red Hatters plan Bunco and lunchSEBRING The monthly Red Hatters Bunco andL uncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at The Caddy Shack Restaurant (across from Harder Hall Lunch is Dutch treatandt here is a $2 donation to play Bunco with monies g oing for the prizes. Guests need not know h ow to play and all Red Hatters are welcome. Any questions,call at 382-9882.Lights at dark at Under the OaksSEBRING Christmas lights will brighten the dark skies at Under TheO aks Opry today. Music at 7 p.m. featuring country/bluegrass/blues/gos pel. Enjoy an evening of lights and music at 3414 B eck Ave. Sunday show is at 2 p.m. Donation is $5; no alcohol. Call 253-0771 or visit U nder The Oaks Opry on F acebook.YMCA hosting Christmas at the YSEBRING The Highlands County Family Y MCA will host its secon d annual Christmas at the Y from 6-9 p.m. today and Saturday.The event will include free pictures with Santa,live entertainment, a big slide,free candy and games,a cake walk and m uch more. Questions? Call 382-9622.T ravis Golden plays for Reflections A VON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake will host a dance featuring Travis Golden from 7:3010:30 p.m. today. Cost is $ 5. Take your own drinks a nd snacks; ice will be pr o v ided. For more informat ion,call 452-5037.The Skylarks play at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the Skylarks10-piece o rchestra from 7-9:30 p.m., today at the Senior Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Free dancing lessons from 6:30-7 p.m.,(tonight the waltz). Snacks and sandwiches will be available. Bring your own beverage. Cost is $5 for members an d $7 for non-members. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 386-0855.Ballroom Dancers dance SaturdayLAKE PLACID If looking for a way to meet new friends,start a new hobby,change your way o f living so you can have a little fun,a little exercise. Try learning the basic steps of ballroom dancing with Shirley and Bill Ringo,th e resident instructors of the Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers. Along with the CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 6A Special to the News-SunSEBRING First Baptist Church of Sebring celebrated its 90th anniversary in February.The church,at the corner of Pine and East Center Streets in down-t own Sebring,reaches another exciting milestone this weekend:the 25th anniversary of its Singing Christmas Tree. Rev. Winfred White,long-time M inister of Music at First Baptist,was dreaming of a musical Christmas celebration that would be for the entire community. Enter Lucille Polston. She was an active member of First BaptistC hurch,and is remembered by church members for her famous homemade biscuits served with Wednesday night suppers at the church. When her husband,Sam Polston,died i n July 1984,she wanted to do something for the church in his memory.The Polstons loved Christmas and music,so White suggested a giant Christmas tree designed to hold an entire choir. Mrs.P olston did not hesitate. And so,the First Baptist Church of Sebring Singing Christmas Tree debuted in 1988. Mrs. Polston was able to enjoy a few of the beautiful Singing Christmas Treep rograms prior to her death in 1990. Her generosity and Whites vision have brought Christmas joy to the citizens of Sebring for the past 24 years. White and his wife Sandra,who r etired after many years as chorus teacher at Sebring High School,recently relocated to North Carolina,but the tradition will continue this year. The 25th rendition of the Singing Christmas T ree,under the direction of current Minister of Music Jezimar Nuno Norberto,will feature the 60-voice First Baptist Church choir accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra performing tradition-a l carols and contemporary anthems. Norberto will debut a Christmas song he wrote to honor White. A technical crew works behind the scenes to construct the tree and engineert he sound and light show necessary to make the production a success. The 25th Anniversary Singing Christmas Tree will be presented at 7 p.m. today and again at 7 p.m. Sunday.T he public is invited. Expect to see Dale,Janice and Joyce Polston,the children of Sam and Lucille,at one of the performances. Call the church office at 385-5154 for additional information. Singing Christmas Tree marks 25th year Five months into a second s tint searching for deadly roadside bombs in A fghanistan,Sgt. Jason Cartwright knows every step he takes with his trusted military working dog,Isaac, could be their last. Theres no time to be afraid now,Sgt. Cartwright w rote to The Unknown Soldiers from Afghanistan on Dec. 8. I pat Isaac on thec hest and say seek on. Since initially making cont act with the senior Army dog handler and trainer in 2011,I have marveled at the selfless c ourage displayed by this married father from Alabama. Based at Missouris Fort Leonard Wood,Cartwright willingly spends months at at ime hunting for improvised explosive devices that kill and maim U.S. troops and Afghan civilians. As Isaac and I come to a lmost half of our tour,well still have done our job with f inding three caches consisting of six jugs of homemadee xplosives,three jars of explosive material and two directional charges with eight pressure plates,the soldier wrote. I saac is a brave black Lab that looks like hes smiling in every picture the dogs handler sends me from the war zone. The fearless 4-year-oldd og,which helped find 28 roadside bombs during a previous deployment that ended in 2011,has found lethal d evices buried by terrorists near roads,hospitals and s chools. Isaac and I search for over 18 hours 800 meters o f routes and compounds to only get everybody back on that chopper to leave once the mission is complete, Cartwright wrote. That ise xactly what we have done together out front taking point with all the troops behind us. Serving with the Engineer C anine Company of the Armys 5th Engineer B attalion,Jason and Isaac have endured countless mis-s ions,including many that have came close to resulting in serious injury or death. But as soon as the inseparable pair returns to base,thet wo soldiers sit together to enjoy temporary moments of solitude and peace. Once the mission was complete,Isaac and I waitedo ut in the open land of Afghanistan under the stars and half-lit moon, Cartwright wrote about a recent assignment. Given his two tours in Afghanistan and previous deployment to Iraq,fellows oldiers in the war zone rely on Sgt. Cartwrights experience and leadership. I understand that I must teach them the way,the sol-d ier wrote. I train these handlers day and night so that they will be ready to face anything that gets put in their way. Cartwright has already missed his wife and young sons birthdays,not to men-t ion Thanksgiving,during this deployment. With frigid air and relentless assaults by American troops forcing alQaida and the Taliban intoh iding during the winter months,Cartwright hopes to Seek on S gt. Jason Cartwright and Isaac, a military working dog, have helped find several enemy roadside bombs during t heir second deployment together. They are serving in A fghanistan with the Engineer Canine Company of the U.S. A rmys 5th Engineer Battalion. Photo courtesy of Sgt. Jason Cartwright. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Tuesday,members of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant on a residence at 126 Palm Beach St. Once inside,investigators discovered evidence of a marijuana stash house or drying operation. During the investigation more than 68 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other paraphernalia. The resident of the home, Irelio Carmona,59,was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell,trafficking in marijuana in excess of 25 pounds but less than 300 pounds,producing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Highlands County Jail with a bond of $52,500. This investigation is open and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Unit and Detective Chris Gunter at 402-7393. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477or visit the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. Search warrant yields 68 pounds of marijuana Carmona See SOLDIER,page 8A By KELLI KENNEDY Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE Gov. Rick Scott wants to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the federal health overhaul,including ways to make expanding the Medicaid rolls and setting up online health exchanges more affordable for states with tight budgets. The request comes after the Obama administration said Monday that states can do a partial Medicaid expansion but that they wouldnt get the three years of 100 percent federal funding provided under the law. Scott had previously requested to meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss his concerns that the law could burden state taxpayers. ell its disappointing that Secretary Sebelius would take that position,Scott told reporters Tuesday. As you know,my goal was to sit down with her,to understand on the exchanges, how we could do what Floridians want we need lower health care cost,we need to constantly focus on access and quality. Scott has been a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act, but softened his position after the election. Gov. Scott wants to talk health care with Obama

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C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The Stars and Stripes are flying again in the City of Charm thankst o some concerned citizens, a couple of business men, city workers and the American Legion. Members of the Ladies A uxiliary and the American Legion Post 69 gathered on Monday outside the AvonP ark Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street to raise a flag on a pole thath as stood empty for more than half a decade. T he pole was damaged during Hurricane Charley and has stood as a rustyr eminder of the gift given by the Ladies Auxiliary and the A merican Legion Post 69 in 1987. Some may have walked past this pole and not noticed its state,others mayh ave scoffed and mumbled about it,but those involved i n Mondays ceremony took action. Because of a generous d onation from Charles Devlin,owner of Devtech S ales in Avon Park,the flag pole has a new coat of paint and surrounding landscapi ng. Dave Ailstock,owner of Eighteen East,bought a newf lag for the pole,and Neil Kemmerline from the city of A von Park worked to attach a new pulley rope as well as repair lighting for the flag to b e flown at night. This community effort reminds all of the impor-t ance of our flag,our freedoms,and the sacrifices m ade by others to protect them. N ews-Sun staff SEBRING Members of the Sebring Historical Preservation Commission unanimously approved the color scheme for theC hampion for Children Circle Theater at 202 Circle D rive Thursday morning. The building will be colonial yellow with white and coffee brown trim. Kevin Roberts,CEO of the C hampion for Children Foundation,told the commission progress continues and he hopes to have the project completed by April 1,or April fools,as he said. This is going to be the premier place for a special event in Highlands County, he said,adding the work has been more of a challenge than anyone could have guessed. Basically weve had to gut the building and start all over from scratch, Roberts said. The council also unanimously approved outside ren-o vations to 301 Circle Park Drive,to the former Gilbert D rug store. The building will be cleaned and painted in a spectrum of grays. The lower portion of the knee wallb elow the plate glass windows will be covered with small back and dark gray glass tiles,reminiscent of the late s and early s.W indows will be replaced and upgraded to tempered glass. Exterior lights will be replaced. Kathy Doherty,who owns and operates Kathys Boutique on Commerce Street,near the entrance to Fireman Field,is expanding into the Circle store. Doherty told the commission she intends to provide space for local artists who arel ess prolific and do not need as much room to show their work. She also will be selling antiques. The name of the business is Galleria 301. Doherty,who admitted being optimistic,hopes too pen the third week in January. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 3A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 5 5 8 8 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/14/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 4 4 B y LARRY LEVEY News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Remember this song? The more we get together,together Y ou were no doubt just a kid,spending a week at summ er camp. But had you been in the Depot Museum this pastS unday afternoon,you would have heard a rousing r endition of that old song, sung by some 60 folks attending a program on the Tin Can Tourists. But more o n the song later. The program,led by F orrest Bone of Bradenton, w as an in-depth look at the Tin Can Tourists. Bone and his wife,Jeri,charter mem-b ers of a vintage Airstream C lub,wanted to create a g roup open to all,not to just one make,like Airstream. After obtaining the trademark on the Tin Can T ouristname,they went ahead and created a club in 1 998 for anyone with a passion for vintage trailers and motor coaches. U nder the new club,Jeris title is Royal Exalted First L ady,and Forrest is now your Royal Exalted Tin Can Opener. OK,lets back up to the beginning,to the 1920s. Thats when middle-class Tin Can Tourists hit the Florida roads in a Model T News-Sun photo by LARRY LEVEY At Sundays event at the Avon Park Depot Museum about the Tin Can Tourists, some of the activities took place outside. Here Bob and Rita Della-Flora from Sebring inspect the i nside of a 1931 Model A Ford Coupe. Two other Model As were also on display, courtesy of the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club. See TIN,page 8A Circle Theater progresses; work begins on Galleria 301 Courtesy photo Members of the American Legion Post 69 prepare to raise the flag on the refurbished flag pole outside the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce building on Monday. Preserving Old Glory is a community effort Flag flies from pole in front of Avon Park Chamber office for first time since 2004 News-Sun staffSEBRING Sebring police are investigating an armed robbery incident that occurred Wednesday evening. Reportedly,three black males,armed with a handgun,took cash from the Pizza Hut restaurant on U.S. 27. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. The trio took an undisclosed amount of money then fled. There were no injuries. 3 armed men rob Sebring Pizza Hut Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A state law making it illegal to blast loud music from a car stereo has been declared unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in a pair of Pinellas County cases. Both motorists were cited for playing their car radios too loudly. The justices called the law unconstitutional and said it violates free speech rights for several reasons including that it exempts vehicles used for business or political purposes. The high court did not have a problem with a requirement in the law that a stereo must be plainly audiblefrom 25 feet or more in order to be illegal. A lower court had questioned the constitutionality of that standard. Instead justices ruled that people do have a right to play amplified music and that the law is intrusive. State Supreme Court strikes down loud stereo law

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C M Y K On Dec. 6 my wife and I w ent to Orlando to watch the competition between 52 teams of law enforcement agencies,known as SWAT units,from aroundt he world. Out son is an officer in the Orlando P olice Department and this was his first year in competition. Also,our ownH ighlands County Sheriffs Office participated; this b eing their second year. I spoke to Lt. Jack Bailey after the competition waso ver; he was very open and generous with his information. S WAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) is a unit that s pecializes in high risk and highly tactical situations. Their mission is to protect and serve our community in areas not covered bys tandard divisions in law enforcement. In most areas,as in Highlands County,the deputies that serve on SWAT have a primary duty in addition to their work on the tacticalt eam. Training and study in this specialty is subject to t ime and financial constraints,this requires additional sacrifice from the officers and their families. Lt. Bailey informed me t hat this was their second year in the competition, and they finished 25th out of 52 teams from around the world. Their goal wast o finish 26th,a goal they surpassed. In response to the questions I had for Lt. Bailey he informed me that this competition allows the deputies to interact with each other and to share tactics and methods used in the field. This helps to set a standard for all units in terminology and procedures,which allows them to work together if it becomes necessary. Lt. Bailey had high praise for Orange County Sheriffs Office and the Orlando Police Department; both agencies have been very helpful to our own HCSO in the two years they have competed. I was informed that since 911,law enforcement agencies around the nation have become aware of the need to work together more openly; this type of competition opens new branches of communication. The smaller agencies like Highlands County Sheriffs Office and others have the benefit of sharing in the experiences of the larger agencies. The larger agencies also have learned from the smaller units. Each team has come upon unique situations that all can learn from. L t. Bailey praised our own Sheriff Susan Benton f or her support of the tactical unit. But just like every other executive leader ofl aw enforcement she is subject to the financial situ ation of the time. It seems that those who sacrifice the most for our society are hitt he hardest in times of financial stress; those who put the most stress on our s ociety seem to be rewarded. T his event is also supported by many vendors who pay to set up displays that cater to law enforcement in areas of ballisticsa nd equipment. The new equipment that has been developed has helped the evolution of tactics that are utilized,providing more safety to our officers. Our own team was the winnero f a drawing that paid off in breaching equipment to g ain entry into locked and secured areas. This equipment will help to save lives. The last question I asked L t. Bailey was,What can the community do to help our own SWAT unit,and our law enforcement agencies?His answer reallys urprised me; I guess I was looking at it from a financial point. The lieutenant asked that the community be supportive to the deputies that they know, the families of each officer, whether they are relatives or friends. Or if you just know someone who has a friend or relative in law enforcement,give praise and support where you can. In summary I would just like to add we can be supportive in our relations with these officers out in the community. Like it or not we all will probably be stopped at a check point, or pulled over for some infraction on the highways and byways. Remember these are men and women who face uncertainty every day in the performance of their job serving us. Be polite,thank them for doing their job,even if it results in a ticket for you, chances are we did something wrong. They are doing the job we pay them to do. God bless them all. Larry Overfield is retired from Progress Energy and lives in Sebring. He has led a ministry at the Highlands County Jail and with area motorcyclists. ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 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 Page 4ANews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com Underemployed is different than unemployedEditor: On Dec. 7,2012 the U.S. Bureau of Labor released theN ovember jobs report. It was a great report 146,000 jobs were created in November and the unemployment rate has gone down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in October. I thought. The politicians will really have a great time with this. Thell try to make you believe the hard times are on the wane. Of course there are two sides to every story and the government will always give you the a rosy side. What is not mentioned is that today theunderemployment rateis 14.4 percent. Thisunderemployment rateconsists of those people who have given up looking for a job,orhave a part-time job because they cannotfind a full-time job. Statistics show people are finding work in low paying jobs,such as retail and healthcare 140,000 retail jobs have been created in the last quarter with 53,000 being created in November. While it is being reported that housing is coming back, reports show that 20,000 housing construction jobs were lost in November. Maybe the rehabilitating of parts of New York and New Jersey will help the home construction sector. It is now reported that the average time of unemploy-m ent is going up to 40 weeks. In 2010 this rate was 30.3 weeks. Also,the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis says there are 4.8 mil-l ion people unemployed. So things are not coming back as well as the government would want you to think.And if you go to the grocery store,the prices will tell you the true story. Dick Ford SebringSmithsonian exhibit reminds us of our pastEditor: As a nearly 30-year resident of Highlands County,I cannot remember having an art and culture exhibit of such esteem in our area as the Smithsonian Institutions Journey Stories exhibit that is on display at Highlands Museum of the Arts (MOTA) in Downtown Sebring now through Jan. 19. Given our rural area,this may be a once in a lifetime experience for some people in our county. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to see this free exhibit,for visitors of all ages,that that uses images,audio and artifacts to illustrate the critical roles that traveling and movement have played in building our diverse American society. We always tend to focus on our future and where we are going,but sometimes it i s important to remember our past,where we came from and how we got there. Jeri Wohl Avon Park BouquetCrown Pointe provides good careEditor: For those that are looking for care for the right place for their parents or spouse whether for assisted living or memory care there is a place where the care is excellent. After my father became ill our family went through the stress of dealing with two local nursing homes where the care was sub-standard. When he was well enough that he no longer needed constant care,but due to memory problems could no longer live by himself,we went looking for an assisted living facility. Very few in Highlands County have a section for those that are memory impaired and we found the best one. Crown Pointe Assisted Living on Sun N Lake Boulevard made a difference for all of us. My father was so very happy there and all of his children were relieved to see him being cared for so well. Often when I visited he was too busy to chat as an activity was going on that he did not want to miss. We no longer had to see him sitting with his head down,in soiled clothing and mumbling incoherently as he wasi n the nursing homes. We lost my father, R aymond R. Kane,in October due to na accidental fall but it eases my mind to know that he was so very happy the last few months of his life and Crown Pointe was there for him when I could not be. Diane L. Thibodeau SebringWaiting for God to open a doorEditor: I want to thank the City of Avon Park for the last 18 years of having the pleasure of working for the citizens of Avon Park and with my co-workers. I know that I was laid off due to too much manpower and not enough work due to going to recycling. I just want everyone to know there are no hard feelings and truely believe all things happen for a reason. Although given the the opportunity to bump another employee,I couldnt do that to someone else in this economy and right before Christmas. I truly believe that as God closes one door, He will open another,and its time for me to start down a new path in this new season in my life. Thank you. Mitchell Strickland Sebring SWAT round up Consider This ... Larry J. Overfield Make 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 EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY T he universities will hold the line on tuition next year in return for another $118 million in state funding. Its too good a deal to pass up. As universities were hiking tuition, l awmakers were slashing their state funding almost 40 percent. Dollars doled out by the Legislature used tof inance three-quarters of a students university education in Florida. Now they cover less than half the tab at mosts chools. Tuition at Floridas public universit ies is still among the lowest in the country,but it has been climbing up to 15 percent annually in recent years,put-t ing a strain on students and families who didnt budget for the increase. Its n ot surprising that the average debt load f or students in Florida is growing. And still,earlier this year,lawmakers doubled down on docking higher education. They cut $300 million in funding for universities,counseling them to soft-e n the blow by raiding their reserves. What sage advice. That has left universities with fewer dollars to improve theirp rograms and facilities or recover from emergencies. Lawmakers promised to restore the $ 300 million next year. Now the universities are asking them for an extra $118 m illion as much as thed raise if they upped tuition next year by the legal limit of 15 percent. To their credit,theu niversities also are pledging to meet performance goals,like boosting gradua tion rates. Scott,who opposes tuition hikes, hailed the idea of a freeze. However,hed idnt endorse the other half of the deal more state funding. Granted,throwing more money at institutions doesnt always make them better. And most large institutions coulds tand to identify and eliminate unnecessary expenses periodically. But Floridas public universities have been going through this exercise now for five years running. W ithout the extra funds there seeking,the universities will have to keep on cutting. Already theve had to elimi-n ate or freeze jobs and close or merge programs. Thats no way to achieve the national preeminence and academica nd research excellencethat Scott has set as their goal. ... F or years Florida universities have made students ante up. Now its time to give students a breather,and let law-m akers do their part. An editorial from the Orlando Sentinel. Tuition freeze a good deal After relentlessly raising tuition by double digits for the past four or five years,Floridas public universities have offered state lawmakers and G ov. Rick Scott a deal.

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C M Y K into meat loaf,crumbled over fresh salad,and blended into an unforgettable Red VelvetC heese Cake. Pity the judges who had to decide what of the delectable dishes outshone the rest. Well,it was almost imposs ible,thats what it was. How does one compare sweet versus tangy; or crispy crunchy to silky smooth? Consider that while all the contestants were civilized, polite,good sports and good cooks,they were the ones holding the keys to the front gate when it came time for the judges to leave. How does a man choose,given his freedom might be at stake, and his taste buds overwhelmed? Very carefully,is the answer.And on merit alone. To be sure all temptation was removed men have been known to do foolish things for a spoonful of Ambrosia or one perfect spring roll Kevin Roberts served as the integrity official,making sure,for example,that every judge drove the car he arrived in home, and no money changed hands. Rocio Frenchs piquant Peruvian beef stew won first place in the entree division. The stew was definitely unique,Judge Tom Dettman said. It was roast beef like a pot roast and extremely tender with a clear stock. It was really,really good. It had some heat to it. You broke into a little of a sweat. A pocket meat loaf by Donna Whiddon (a perennial winner) and a delectable cabbage dish,by Dona Hamilton were enthusiastic second and third choices. Everything was really,really tasty,Dettman said. The c abbage had a very different combination of spices. Leslie Zeeger won the side dish/appetizer contest,with a spinach dip to die for b ecause of the Zeeger connection,Roberts had to specially certify this choice. Jeanette Phippspeppers stuffed with cheese,sort ofl ike open-faced poppers,and Donna Whiddons cheese ball,placed second and third in the division. Out of a wealth of desserts came a surprise winner. Two top contenders,both cakes,were edged out at the last bite by Mary Jean Wards Best dessert ever,the Elvis Pie,made,of course,with bananas and peanut butter. Cleveland Noblescake won a special award for best presentation. Nobles took a great deal of kidding. For a big,athletic guy he played championship football in school he bakes a fine c ake and wields a world class icing bag. Perfect,Zeeger said, referring to the competition, which evolved into a party. abulously perfect. The participation is a sign to me that things are pretty good. Dettman,for one,was extremely impressed. Ive been to all but one of these cook-offs,he said,and I think this one is was the best so far. The other judges were: Eric Zwayer,Steven Jefferson,Rob Oakman,Bud Wallen and Christopher Tuffley and students (identified only by their initials) E.N.; T.C.; and M.W. Congratulations to E.N. for achieving Skillsman,and T.C. and M.W. for graduating. MARION ACKERSON Marion Ackerson,89,of Avon Park,Fla. died Dec. 4,2012 at The Oaks ofA von. She was born in Chicago,Ill.,daughter of the late Henry and Arel Metzdorf. She was a nurses aide and had worked inr etail sales and was a waitress. She moved to Avon Park in 1987 from Minneapolis,Minn. She is survived by her d aughters,Toni Kopp of Avon Park and MariAnn Hiltz; sons,Stoney Nelson and Michael Malecha; and grandchildren,Nicholas,L yndsey,Alexandra, Danielle,Ethan,Shane and Jennifer. V isitation will be at 5 p.m. with a service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,Dec. 18,2 012 at Morris Funeral Chapel. M orris Funeral Chapel morrisfuneralchapel.com E LYSE GOGGANS Elyse LisaGoggans, 8 6,of Sebring,former resident of Tampa,passed away Dec. 5,2012. She was born in Charleroi,Pa. She is survived by her c hildren,daughter,Sharon BobbieDorrough and h usband Gene,of Sebring, and son,Stan Goggans and wife,Peggy of Afghanistan;g randdaughter,Elisa Dorrough Ewing; and four g randchildren in San Antonio,Texas; the five great joys of her life,her g reat-grandchildren,Allie, Gabby,and Hunter Ewing, Brett Jr. and Bella Elyse Goggans; two brothers,Stan Hines and his wifeC harlene,and William Hines and his wife Mae; sister,Winnie Glass and her husband Jim; many nieces and nephews; and manyf amily and friends in Tampa and Sebring. I n lieu of flowers,memorials can be made to GoodS hepard Hospice,1110 Hammock Road,Sebring, FL 33380. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com.F lorida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813 237-2900. DENNIS HESTON D ennis C. Heston,52 of Sebring,Fla. passed away Sunday,Dec. 9,2012 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring. Dennis was born in Lakeland on Nov. 14,1960 to Norman JugHeston and Elizabeth Arehart Heston of Sebring. In the summer of 1981 Dennis enlisted as an electronic tehcnician in the United States Navy. During his naval career he received the Navy Achievement Medal for his work in the Anti Submarine Warfare electronics field and was honorably discharged at the end of his second enlistment. In 1999 he founded Your Data Inc.,a computer networking and repair company along with his wife Brenda. He was an active member of Crossroads Community Church,Avon Park,where he enjoyed serving as head sound technician. The family has been involved with Youth for Christ and the Chad Varga event. He is survived by his wife,Brenda Collier Heston; sons,Zachary Heston and Daniel Heston; daughter,Alaina Heston; sisters,Becky Leaphart, Cathy Terrell,Jacque Maxcy; brothers,James, Bill,Joe,Mike,Gregg and David Heston; father-in-law and mother-in-law,Allen and Carolyn Collier; and was preceded in death by his parents. A service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 15 at B ible Fellowship, Hammock Road. The family is asking in lieu of flowers, they would love memorial donations made in them emory of Dennis with the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County,P.O. Box 77125, Sebring,FL 33872-0103. m orrisfuneralchapel.com BARBARA PICKLESIMER Barbara L. Picklesimer, a ge 78,died peacefully at home in Sebring on Saturday,Dec. 8,2012,w ith family by her side. Born in Holden,W.Va., Barbara was a resident ofO keechobee from 1987 until relocating to Sebring i n 1995. She was a member of Bible Fellowship in Sebring. Barbara was ar etired educator. Her cat was the love of her life. B arbara was preceded in death by her husband,Paul E. Picklesimer. She is survived by two sons,George (CindyL utz,Fla. and Steve (Debbie S ebring,Fla.; three grandchildren,Graham,Kelsey and Isaac; and two sisters,J oyce Chapman of Slattersbranch,Ky.,and Z ella (Jim Okeechobee. Services and burial will b e held in West Virginia. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Local arrangements are u nder the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee,Fla. WILLIAM ROCHE William James Roche 6/10/36 12/6/12 Bill,along with his late wife,Lyn,were instrumental in helping and encouraging caregivers in the Sebring,Fla. area and throughout the world. Through their writings and their many informative,fun, and interactive workshops and seminars it's obvious that Bill and Lyn loved life and they loved people. One of their main objectives was to uplift others. They never failed to refresh caregivers, give them hope,and inspire them to take good care of themselves. Some of Bill and Lyns precious accomplishments include:authoring several support books such as Coping With Caring:Daily Reflections for Alzheimer's Caregivers(1996 Sharing The Care:When Someone You LoveResides in an Adult Care Facility (2004they started a caregiver support group for family caregivers dealing with alzheimers and related dementias that is now being carried on by Change Of Pace Center,and finally, they also wrote a weekly column called Boomers and Beyond for Highlands Today in Sebring. Their many activities included leading life groups and marriage enrichment groups at their local church. Bill passed last Thursday a fter battling dementia for the past few years. He is truly at peace and with his precious bride Lyn. Bill is survived by his s ister,Cheryl Gravell; his son,Wil Roche; his daughter,Melissa Schachtschneider; his four step-sons,Terry Renshaw,J ohn Nocholson,Jason Nicholson,and Joe Nicholson; and his stepdaughter,Tiffany Anderson. A Celebration of Life s ervice will be held this Saturday,Dec. 15 2012 at Sebring Christian Church,4 514 Hammock Road, Sebring Fla.,11 a.m.; 3826676. Fellowship time withf amily and friends,then lunch provided by Change o f Pace/Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group immediately after service. I n lieu of flowers,Bill Roche and his loving wife, L yn,would ask for donations to be made to Change of Pace Adult Day Center, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring,FL 33872; 382-1 188. This is a wonderful organization that provides c are,activities and comfort for people and their families who are struggling withd ementia. This was a vision and dream of Bill and L yns,which is being run by some of the most amazing people in the world. B ill,Billy,Dad,friend, you are loved by many and will be greatly missed. WILLIAM STEPHENS W illiam V. (Dickie Stephens,87,of Lake Placid,formerly of Ona,died on Dec.1 0,2012 at Lake Placid Health Care Center. Born o n June 21,1925,he was a Navy World War II veterans erving as a tail gunner in a torpedo dive bomber. He was a farmer,rancher,and citrus buyer most of his life. He served on the boardo f directors for the Peace River Electric Cooperative for nine years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Josephinew here he served as song director for many years, and formerly of New Zion Baptist Church,also serving as song director. He was preceded in death by his parents,Leon T. and Myrta Stephens,and a son, Ricky Stephens. Survivors include his wife of 60 years,Ruby Stephens of Lake Placid; two sons, Leon Stephens and wife Bobbi of Bowling Green, and Bruce Stephens of Wauchula; two daughters, Martiel (Sissy husband Clay of Wauchula, and Brenn Simonen and husband Jarkko of Portland, Ore.; one brother,Allen Noel Stephens of Lake Placid; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Thursday,Dec. 13,2012 at Robarts Garden Chapel in Wauchula. A funeral service will be on Friday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine at 11 a.m., with a visitation one hour prior. Rev. Kevin Ahrens and Rev. Allen Altvater will officiate. A second service is at New Zion Baptist Church in Ona at 3 p.m., with visitation one hour prior with Rev. Robert Roberts and Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Interment is in New Zion Cemetery. Robarts Family Funeral Home,Wauchula www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 5A CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 1 1 5 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 12/7/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 6 6 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; fri dec ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 3 3 0 0 OB ITUARIES B ill and Lyn Roche B y BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The annual Circle the Circle with Cans drive by the Sebring Noon Rotary Club will get underw ay this morning at 7 a.m. Many long-time residents remember the collection ofcash and non-perishable foodstuffs as being taken inb efore Thanksgiving,however,Noon Rotary Community Service Committee chair Mary Strenth said another event pre-empted it this year. e always used to have it t he Friday before Thanksgiving,but this year w e had the Touch-a-Truck on that date,she explained. The Circle of Cans has b een a unique event in Sebring and had been spotty i n recent years. I can remember when we had a double course of cans a ll the way around the Circle. d like to see it get back to that,she said. Strenth received volunteers from a number of otherR otary clubs to help with the collection,which will go from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three intersections around Circle Drive will be staffed,includingS outh Commerce as well as North and South Ridgewood Drive. There will be a bit more collection time this year. Last year it only went until 1 p.m.,b ut this year the collection will run until 4 p.m. In addit ion to Noon Rotarians,other Rotary Club members have offered to help with the drivea nd The Salvation Army representatives also will be on h and to assist. Those donating canned or boxed goods are urged to c heck the boxes to make certain they are not outdated. In the past we have received items with use by dates as old as 2010 and2 009,said Highlands County Salvation Army Major Bruce Stefanik. Of course,we had to throw those out. Stefanik said that generally t he kinds of items they were looking for include what most people would generally have in a holiday dinner. Although donations for the Red Kettle campaign haveb een running about the same as last year,he said the r equests were up 20-30 percent from 2011. Stefanik said for those who h ad time,there still are shifts available for the Red Kettle l ocations throughout Highlands County. Rotarys Circle of Cans takes place today Continued from page 1A APYAchefs battle for awards News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY G 4S Youth Services APYA director Pete Zeeger (leftd member Kevin Roberts ( center), congratulate Rocio French for her winning beef stew. Allergic to most ingredients, R oberts was designated the integrity officer. 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C M Y K R ingos,Susan and Walt Mirasky will fill in the spaces where needed with the basics,plus their specialty,The Hustle. B oth couples met each other at a dance venue years ago,took lessons and became dance-aholics and now want to share that kindo f an experience with anyone and everyone who loves music,wants to dance and especially meet someone to dance with. The organizerso f the dance group,Susie and Larry Lee,met 12 years ago with a dance lesson group on the West Coast, became dance partners. Larry was left-footedandh as now become a staple in the ballroom dance world, w ith the help of some great instructors on the West Coast. T he dance lessons are being held from 5:30-6:30 p .m. at the monthly Saturday night dances held by the Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers,the next being Saturday at the fellowshiph all,Eastside Christian Church.An Island Christmas comes toA von parkA VON PARK A puppet Christmas musical,An Island Christmas,will bep resented at the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church,1410 W.Avon B lvd.,at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. It is free to all. For more i nformation,call 453-6641.Moose Riders have silent bake auctionS EBRING Moose Riders of Lodge 2259 are having a silent bake auction at 8 p.m. Saturday.The money raised from the auction will be used to purchase toys for two families with a total off ive boys that are in need. Visitthe Lodge and dance t o the music of Larry Musgrave from 6-10 p.m. Menu offerings will be served from 5:30-8:30 pmLake Placid Masons to sell pork sandwichesLAKE PLACID Pulled p ork sandwiches and kettle corn will be available at the Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Main St.,starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.The pulled pork sandwich and chips are $6,large bag of Kettle Corn is $5 and drinks will be $1. For information, call 465-8185.White Christmas Dance Party plannedLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will be presenting a White Christmas Dance Partyon Saturday at the fellowship hall at Eastside Christian Church. Music will be by Pete Ruano and there will be a Christmas line dance program by the Placid Lakes Breakaway Line Dancers at intermission. There will be refreshments and door prizes; water and soda will be available. The hours are from 6:30-9:30 p.m.,and admission is a $5 donation at the door and an unwrapped toy for Manna Ministries. The theme is whitewhere possible,but red is permissible. Bring a dish to share. No dance lesson tonight,but will resume in January. Fellowship hall is 1.8 mile east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27.McLanes plans book signing eventSEBRING McLane's Garden Cafe,420 N. Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring,will host a before the holidaysbook signing for local published authors from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.There will be a selection of authorsworks to choose from including c hildrens picture,story, inspirational and gift books; young adult and adult fiction books; and inspirational and h istorical fiction books. Many of the authors have appeared at Brewsters C offee House for readings of their works and all belong to the Sebring Scribblers andS cribes,which meets the first Wednesday of each month at Beef OBradys inS ebring under the leadership of Barbara Beswick. McLanes is owned and operated by Scott and Lolly McLane,who opened the Country Garden dining sec-t ion in December 2011. Call 471-0204 for restaurant information; and callB arbara Beswick at 4029181 to inquire about the book signing event.Christmas Dance at Sebring VillageS EBRING Sebring Village is hosting a Christmas dance from 7-10 p .m. Sunday at the clubhouse,which is one mile behind Walmart off Schumacher Road. Music will be provided by Buddy Canova. Cost is $5 per person,and coffee and ice will be provided. For more information,call 3 86-0045 or 385-7075.Helping Hands at Francis I plans bazaarSEBRING Helping Hands of Francis I MobileE states announces its annual Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.The bazaar will be held at the clubhouse,directly behind Walgreens South andV illage Inn. All proceeds go to local charities.Link Family performs at TanglewoodSEBRING The Link Family is a true family band, featuring Dad,Mom,five children and two in-laws f rom Lebanon,Mo. They are having the time of their livestraveling on their Silver Eagle bus and sharing t heir music in churches, bluegrass festivals,theaters, S ilver Dollar City,U.S. Military bases,R.V. parks and miscellaneous events. The family consists of R achel,Kyle,Benjamin (15 Aaron (12John (11 B ecky (MomLance (Dad son-in-law,Landen Keeler and daughter-in-law,AshleyL ink. Each member of the family participates in performing. R achel brings to the group a strong lead and harmony voice while playing man-d olin,guitar and bass. Kyle plays all the instruments ons tage,mostly fiddle and guitar while singing lead and harmony. Benjamin alsop lays all the instruments on stage,mostly banjo,sings lead and harmony.Aarons ings lead and plays the fiddle while John sings lead and is learning mandolin. Becky plays rhythm guitar and bass while singing lead and harmony and Lance brings in the foundation sound on the bass fiddle, sings bass as well as serves a s bus driver and manager. Landen is the sound man and Ashley adds twin fiddling with Kyle. Traveling and singing together has its joys and challenges while giving allowance for The Link Family to learn much about life as a family,to meet the many wonderful people that make up the strong fabric of our nation,and to see the beauty of the American landscape. This family group brings a refreshing performance that will leave you smiling, encouraged and tapping your foot. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; s how at 7 p.m. Tickets $10.Interviews set for Miss 12 Hours of SebringSEBRING Interviews f or the Miss 12 Hours of Sebring will start at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the SebringI nternational Raceway board room. Contestants must be a resident or attended schooli n Highlands or Hardee County,be between the ages of 21 and 27 and single.M iss 12 Hours will represent the Raceway at various events during the 61st Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring. Call Sharon Keiber at 3813369 or e-mails gkeiber@earthlink.net to schedule an interview.Zumba Fitness in the ParkS EBRING Gather in Downtown Sebrings Sadie Kahn Park (North R idgewood Drive,two blocks off Circle Park) for a free Zumba fitness class t aught by a certified Zumba instructor at 10 a.m. Saturday. If you are ready to party yourself into shape before the holidays,thats e xactly what the Zumbaprog ram is all about. Its an exhilarating,effective,easyto-follow,Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party thats moving millions of people,of all fitness levels,toward joy and health. The class is sponsored by South Florida State College.Highlands Art Leagues Shibori Dyeing Demo & WorkshopSEBRING Highlands Art League artist Clara Carroll teaches shibori dyeing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday. Fee fort he workshop is $140 ( includes demo). To register for the class and reserve a spot or for more information, call 385-6682 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.or g .Destination Downtown Sebring presents a Shop, Wrap & Roll StrollSEBRING From 5-8 p .m. today,enjoy strolling historic Downtown Sebring and shopping in its eclectic mix of boutiques,art galleries and vintage storesw hile enjoying live rock and roll and holiday oldies music by the California Toe Jam Band,the Carousel of Lights,and refreshmentss erved in select stores. Gift wrapping available for items purchased thate vening. Visit w ww.DestinationDowntownS ebring.com. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black p lus three; process, 94828 liquor ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 9 9 7 7 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/14/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 5 5 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 7A COMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main rhp, comcast biz; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 2 2 6 6 3 3 A little more than $100,000 was spent to refurb ish the closed building to get it into tip-top shape for t he Sebring location. Even w ith the purchase,overhaul and refurbishing of the c losed Checkers,Harms saved approximately $ 200,000 and employed dozens of local workers duri ng the overhaul process. The 20-year franchise veteran knows the import ance of the new location and has worked hard to prov ide a quality experience at his establishment like he does at his others. Sebring is our fifth store. We own the one in Avon Park and the one up in Haines City. We also own two other locations one in Brooksville and one in Inverness up in Hernando County. Wve got some good stores,but this I feel like is going to be our best, Harms said. Harms feels the need for the Sebring location will be t he driving force on the stores success. After many years without a Checkers restaurant,Harms is happy t o bring back the quality food and service that the area needs. The first question Ive been asked by people when t hey find out Im the owner is What happened to the old one?Harms said. Harms isnt fully sure why the last Checkersr estaurant was closed and left Sebring. The owner has a ctively been seeking information and documents regarding the last location,b ut has yet to get a clear answer. A s for his store,Harms is nervous and excited at the same time about getting thed oors open. This is my first ground up opening and its been f un. This is the first store that Ive had thats brand n ew,the others I just took over.You never know what is going to happen when pull that curtain back,but ... were all ready,Harmss aid. The Checkers location will employ 35 local workers. The stores general manager is a former Avon Park Checkers worker who has been promoted to his n ew position. s (hiringantastic. I have to give a big shouto ut to Heartland Workforce particularly Colleen ( Dukes). She tracked me down when she found out about us opening and provided space for interviews and everything. Ive neverh ad an easier hiring process in all my years,said H arms. Harms is thrilled to be a part of the Sebring commu-n ity and passionate about providing a quality experie nce to each of the customers that visit his store. e arent re-inventing t he wheel here. We are just going to continue to do what Checkers does and that is p rovide great food and a great value. This is quality f ood that everyone is enthusiastic about and familiar with. It feels great to employ 35 people here and we are adding somethingt hat has been gone since 1995. This will be great for the community,Harms said. The Sebring Checkers will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. Continued from page 1A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comS EBRING Congratulations are in order for a handful of winners throughout Highlands County. L ast weeks Christmas Window Decorations Contest that took place in Downtown Lake Placid was a success with more than 13 participat-i ng businesses,store fronts and individuals. The winners of the contest are: First place:Kellys Florist & Decorations (Kellie Kelly, o wner) Second Place:The R enaissance Day Spa,Inc. (Cindy Smiling,owner) Third Place (tieCreative D esigns Hair Color Studio (Elizabeth Rados,owner) T hird Place (tieFurniture by Cathy (Cathy Simmons, owner). Each of the winners were awarded cash prizes. O ther participants included: Caladium Arts & Craft Cooperative,Fresh & Tasty Produce,Historical DepotM useum,Home of Debra Worley,Idas Hairport, Photography by Jerry,Ridge Florist,STR8UP Youth Ministry and The BlueberryP atch. Saturday mornings second annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cook-Off was a bigger success in year two. With double the number of participants,t he event was a fun time for all the attendees and particip ants. The overall winner as well as the Peoples Choice wasP ositive Mobility. The winner donated the entire prize m oney back to the charity,St. Jude Childrens Hospital. The 12 participating teams were: C hillin With Villains,Avon Park Noon Rotary,Rotary Club of Lake Placid, Diversified Machine and Welding,Sebring BreakfastR otary Club,Blue Lagoon, Balmoral Assisted Living, Sebring High School Culinary Program,Kelsey Cornerstone Hospice,P ositive Mobility and Sebring Noon Rotary Club. Cook-Off sponsors included Sebring CRA,Cohan Radio,Brenner Pottery, Swaine and Lidell,FlowersF oods,Winn Dixie and Bernie Little. Everything was much larger as far as participation from the team response fromt he public. We look forward to building on it next year, o rganizer Dr. John Pepper said. Window decorating, chili contest winners announced News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS C heckers franchisee Russell Harms installs flags with the help of Checkers franchise business consultant Brad Williams, while consultant Mike Tillis oversees outside of the n ew location in Sebring. Checkers returns to Sebring Emporium bursting at seams The big stuff like refrigerators,sofas,bulkieri tems there going to be over in the new place. In h ere,we will have all the small items the clothes, plates,decor,things liket hat,Wright said. In the meantime,the Highlands County Boys and G irls Club Emporium will continue to spread the word a bout the well-received store. Wright has been happy with the outpouring of donations the store has gotten since it opened its doors.T he mixture of winter resid ents and full-time residents searching for items to fill their homes with has been a t he driving force behind the store. Right now we are trying to get the word out more. A lot of the northerners dont realize that we are here yet. So once we get the news pace all set up we will be c ontinuing to work on spreading the word,Wright said. T he Emporium accepts a number of quality donations t hat will be sold at discounted prices to the public. The Emporium is on the downtown Sebring Circle. For more information,contactt he Emporium at 658-1042. C ontinued from page 1A Right now we are trying to get the word out more. A lot of the northerners d ont realize that we are here yet.W OODRAUNWRIGHT Emporium director FINDT he Best Car Deals On C entralfloridawheels.com

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; dec. ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 6 6 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 News-Sun photo by LARRY LEVEY T in Can Tourist Club (TCTrest Bone of Bradenton, right, shows Quinton Varnes, of Avon Park anda Depot Museum volunteer, how to do the TCT secret handshake during Sundays program. Bone had presented a PowerPoint about the TCT on Sunday afternoon at the museum. northerners found out they could leave the horse-andbuggy behind while they hitt he road to Florida,thanks to Henry Ford and his Model T. And hit the road they did. They jam-packed their $300M odel Ts with clothing,bedding,a tent or two,canned goods,extra cans of gas,extra tires,even the family dog and headed to the SunshineS tate. And one group of travelers,calling themselves the TinC an Tourists (TCTformed an organization in 1919 and received a state charter in1 920,thus becoming the countrys first automobile c lub. Because the TCT boosted the local Florida economies,s mall towns all over the state competed to host their yearly gatherings.But not everyone admired the lifestyle of the vagabonds.In fact,the TCTers were forced to leave Tampa and move elsewhere.N onetheless,the TCT was growing and growing fast -r eaching 100,000 members by 1938. As a sign of these times, they changed their name to Tin Can Tourists of the World. H ow did the TCT come by its name? One story has it that Model T Fords were also k nown as Tin Lizzies; another says it was because these folks carried so many canned goods with them on their travels. (Remember,not too many roadside restaurants in those days.) L ike most organizations, w annabe members had to be i nitiated,said Bone. The wannabe had to be at least 12, of good moral character,and living in a car,trailer or tent on the grounds of the Gatheringat the time of the application. He also had to be recommended by a current member at the Gathering,and after learning the secret handshake,the secret sign and thes ecret password and here it comes after singing the o fficial Tin Cannerssong, The More We Get Together, he was declared a real Tin Can Tourist,complete with a tin can strapped to his radiator. Bone points out these middle-class Tin Canners in theirM odel Ts became the first w ave of Florida tourism, sometimes moving here for a n ew life or becoming Snow B irds and spreading the word about Florida once they returned north. What with more roads, more campgrounds,more luxury-style RVs and campers, the original Tin Can Tourist Club died out during the s and s until the Bones revived it in 1998. But the goals are still the same:prov iding safe and clean camping areas,high moral values and wholesome entertainment.And you can add tot hat list,preserving a wonderful piece of Americana. For more,visit www.tinc antourists.com. Continued from page 1A Tin Can Tourists history presented By LARRYLEVEY N ews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK In 1939 and 1940,the Avon ParkC hamber of Commerce and the city invited the Tin Can T ourists to spend a week at Donaldson Park,using the Armory and the Winter Guest Club and its shuffleboard courts (now the SeniorA ctivities Center). Prior to their arrival and in keeping with their policy,the official Tin Can inspectorvisited the city tol ook things over. He wound up requesting more toilets, showers and lighting. His requests were granted. More than 100 campers and trailers showed up to partake of the City of Charm. According to the Avon Park Times of Dec. 1,1939, the Tin Can Tourists enjoyed various activities,such as a dance every night for six nights,playing card tournaments (pinochle,bridge and rummy 500),shuffleboard contests,band concerts and a concert by the glee club. The next year was not quite as spirited. As the Avon Park Sun of Dec. 7,1940, explained,The estimate is less than 50 trailers to arrive, compared to last years 100 or more. The small number is due i n part to the national defense program,where some have s ons or relatives who may be called into active service. Others have taken on jobs they cannot leave Yes,storm clouds were g athering,even over Avon Park. For two years, Avon Park became a Tin Can Tourist town h ave a relatively nice,quiet Christmas on base with his b eloved dog. The missions have slowed down since winter has come and fighting season is over,he wrote. YetI saac and I are still out and away from our family and f riends during the holidays. It is a privilege to live in a free country. But as we enjoy the company of f riends and family during this special time of year,I hope well keep in mind t hat brave men,women and dogs are still scouring the post-9/11 battlefields of a primitive land. It is a serious and dang erous job that we do,but ve got full confidence in Isaac and the troops who have my back,Cartwright wrote. W hen the air grows warmer and the enemy r eturns to the battlefield, Jason and Isaac will be r eady once again. As I hear the chopper from the distance,I know i s time to begin,he wrote. S gt. Jason Cartwright c ant wait to see his wife a nd child again. But unlik e the 99 percent of us who dont serve in uniform,this 28-year-old American soldier ranks his personalw ishes second. Whenever danger lurks beneath the d irt road ahead,Jason and Isaac always seek on. To them,nothing is morei mportant than uncovering the next bomb. If I one day I shall fall I wont regret it,the soldier wrote. (Thats)b ecause we try to find the m a ll. T o find out more about Tom Sileo visit the CreatorsS yndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A choice for the future of the a gency. The CRA Board is excited about Robin taking the position of executive director on a permanentb asis,said Kelly Cosgrave,CRA board chair.ith 10 years experience in the CRA office, we are pleased to haves omeone with a tremendous amount of knowledge and dedication to downtown Sebring lead us into the future. Hinotes mission is to c ontinue the work of the CRA and to make the CRA district a lively,exciting area for residents and visitors to enjoy. First and foremost is the redevelopment plan,we must get it done and in place. Im just excited to move forward and to con-t inue to bring attention (andfic downtown,Hinote said. Hinotes first order of business was the contracte xtension of Grey Dog CommunicationsCasey Wohl for another year. Hinote described Wohl as antasticand hopes to continue to use Wohlss kills to get advertising and attention for downtown. C ontinued from page 1A Highlands Social Dance 2x4 00026013 H inote promoted to CRAdirector post Soldier, dog seek on By LARRYLEVEY N ews-Sun correspondentA VON PARK Few,if any,of the 60 or so folks who crowded in to the main room at the Depot Museum of the Historical Society of AvonP ark on Sunday for the program on the Tin Can Tourists k new anything about the organization. But they seemed delighted to find out. It was excellent,said John Turner,who is winteri ng in Sebring. I enjoyed the whole thing. I had never heard much about the Tin C an Tourists. Carol First of Avon Park agreed. This was absolutely wonderful. It was historical,i nformative and entertaining. I had known nothing about the Tin Can Tourists before today. And the program received u ltra-high marks from Bob Della-Flora of Sebring. This w as the most interesting program Ive ever been to,he said. Sundays event also feat ured three Model A Fords (a 1929 Roadster,1930 Tudor and a 1931 Coupe),all from the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club. A lso parked outside the museum was a 1970s VW c amper van. Tin Can Tourist program a big hit This was absolutely wonderful. It was h istorical, i nformative and e ntertaining. I had known nothing about the Tin Can Tourists before t odayCAROLFIRST o f Avon Park T he news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000185 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA ORDONEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000185 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR B Y MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and JESSICA ORDONEZ; TENANT #1 N/K/A RICHARD ROSNER, and TENANT #2 N/K/A COLLEEN ROSNER are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1 AND THE EAST 3 FEET OF LOT 3, OF ALBRITTON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, DESCRIBED AS THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND THE EAST 3 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 174.59 FEET OF THE SOUTH 249.50 FEET THEREOF AND LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY A/K/A 15 SANDSPUR LANE, LAKE PLACID, FL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282008CA001484XXXXXX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, Plaintiff, vs WADE WOOD A/K/A WADE ALLEN WOOD, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 24, 2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 282008CA001484XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR B Y MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, is the Plaintiff and WADE WOOD A/K/A WADE ALLEN WOOD; KIMBERLY WOOD; WAUCHULA STATE BANK; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, F lorida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 28th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27 AND 28, BLOCK 451, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on November 28, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo AS DEPUTY CLER K December 7, 14, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12-340-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD D. DiSTEFANO, GABRIELA RROYAVE, STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SYSCO CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC. f/k/a SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC., a Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, THE ESTATE OF DOMINIC B. DiSTEFANO, DECEASED, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Highlands Independent Bank, (the ``Plaintiff'' undersigned attorneys, filed a complaint (the ` `Complaint'') in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. 1. In the Complaint, the Plaintiff seeks relief against defendants, Gabriel Arroyave and the Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Assignees, Creditors, Trustees, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against, the estate of Dominic B. DiStefano, deceased (collectively, the ``Non-Served Defendants''). 2. This is an action for damages in excess of $15,000.00. The Complaint alleges damages resulting from the default of certain Loan Documents, as more fully described in the Complaint, including, but not limited to, a Promissory Note and a Mortgage, and seeks foreclosure of real property, as more fully described below. 3. This action is pending in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. 4. The real property is located at 1874 Washington Boulevard NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852, and is more fully described as: Lot 20, in Block 175, of PLACID LAKES SECTION SEVENTEEN, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 40, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Tax ID: C-14-37-29-170-17500-0200 5. The Non-Served Defendants are required to file written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy within thirty (30 the first publication of this Notice on John A. An-t hony, Esq., Anthony & Partners, LLC, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2800, Tampa, Florida 33602, attorney for the Plaintiff, Highlands Independent Bank. DATED on December 7, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger As Deputy Clerk December 14, 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11000496GCS FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CITIZENS AUTOMOBILE FINANCE, INC.; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CHARLES YOUNG; ROBERT YOUNG; ROLAND YOUNG; TIMOTHY YOUNG; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 30th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000496GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CITIZENS AUTOMOBILE FINANCE, INC.; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARY E. YOUNG; CHARLES YOUNG; ROBERT YOUNG; ROLAND YOUNG and TIMOTHY YOUNG IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WESTERLY 106.48 FEET OF LOT 48, AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 48, LAKE JOSEPHINE SUBDIVISION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 85 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN EASTERLY 106.48 FEET ALONG THE NORTHLINE OF THE JOSEPHINE COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 48, A DISTANCE OF 136.54 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID LINE AND THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 48; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 48 FOR A DISTANCE OF 106.84 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID NORTH LINE OF LOT 48 WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT, THENCE SOUTH WESTERLY ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 48 FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 7, 14, 2012 1050LegalsARY AND THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT ``B'', 1026.04 FEET, RETURNING TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: LOT 1, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 2, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 3, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 5, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 7, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 9, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 12, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 13, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 15, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 16, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 26, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 27, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 28, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 29, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 30, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 32, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 34, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 35, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,L OT 36, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOT 37, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DRAINAGE TRACT D-1, PLAT 1 THE VILLAGE ON LAKE RACHARD, PB 16, PG 91 HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 17th 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 30th day of November, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk December 14, 21, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-722 GCS BNP PARIBAS VPG BROOKLINE CRE, LLC, Plaintiff, -vsLAKE RACHARD ESTATES, LTD., et al, Defendants. 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 Highl ands County, Florida, described as: See Attached Exhibit A EXHIBIT ``A'' PROPERTY DESCRIPTION (Rev. 10-12-07 A PORTION OF TRACTS 10, 12 & 26, ALL OF TRACTS 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 & 44, AND THE SOUTH HALF OF TRACT 43 OF LAKE GROVES, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11, AND TRACT ``A'' & A PORTION OF TRACT ``B'' OF SERENITY SUBDIVISION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 1, ALL AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL LYING IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, CITY OF LAKE PLACID, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: PARCEL 1: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TRACT 43 OF SAID LAKE GROVES, THENCE N00 DEG REES 11'39''E, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 43, A DISTANCE OF 324.66 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID TRACT 43; THENCE S89 DEGREES 22'38''E, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTH HALF, 648.39 FEET TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 43; THENCE N00 DEGREES 02'03''W, ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY, 334.78 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 43; THENCE N89 DEGREES 21'33''W, A DISTANCE OF 647.06 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 43; THENCE N00 DEGREES 11'39''E, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARIES OF SAID TRACTS 30, 42 AND 12, A DISTANCE OF 1426.44 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF ROY PENDARVIS ROAD; THENCE S89 DEGREES 23'07''E, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, 868.47 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVED NORTHWESTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1032.96 FEET (CHORD LENGTH OF 457.97 FEET, BEARING N77 DEGREES 48'26''E), THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 25 DEGREES 36'55'', A DISTANCE OF 461.80 FEET; THENCE N64 DEGREES 59'58''E, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, 44.33 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 37 OF THE VILALGE ON LAKE RACHARD PLAT NO. 1, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 91 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S27 DEGREES 45'41''E, ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 37, A DISTNACE OF 287.45 FEET; THENCE S83 DEGREES 16'21''E, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 37, A DISTANCE OF 62.83 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY SHORE OF LAKE RACHARD (SAID POINT HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS REFERENCE POINT ``A''); THENCE SOUTHERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY, THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND DISTANCES, WITH THE WATERS OF SAID LAKE RACHARD; S06 DEGREES 43'39''W, A DISTANCE OF 64.88 FEET; THENCE S28 DEGREES 38'11''W, A DISTANCE OF 18.74 FEET; THENCE S18 DEGREES 34'48''W, A DISTANCE OF 101.10 FEET; THENCE S22 DEGREES 02'26''W, A DISTANCE OF 78.85 FEET; THENCE S12 DEGREES 33'32''W, A DISTANCE OF 90.32 FEET; THENCE S07 DEGREES 42'39''W, A DISTANCE OF 64.79 FEET; THENCE S06 DEGREES 19'08''E, A DISTANCE OF 34.81 FEET; THENCE S00 DEGREES 36'19''E, A DISTANCE OF 88.10 FEET; THENCE S06 DEGREES 58'06''E, A DISTANCE OF 29.29 FEET; THENCE S04 DEGREES 15'43''E, A DISTANCE OF 97.12 FEET; THENCE S15 DEGREES 42'41''E, A DISTANCE OF 43.16 FEET; THENCE S30 DEGREES 05'17''E, A DISTANCE OF 68.51 FEET; THENCE S47 DEGREES 32'45''E, A DISTANCE OF 25.23 FEET; THENCE S38 DEGREES 11'57''E, A DISTANCE OF 136.24 FEET; THENCE S48 DEGREES 59'12''E, A DISTANCE OF 129.07 FEET; THENCE S32 DEGREES 26'55''E, A DISTANCE OF 28.73 FEET; THENCE S51 DEGREES 07'59''E, A DISTANCE OF 43.28 FEET; THENCE S69 DEGREES 27'55''E, A DISTANCE OF 44.01 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT ``A'' OF SAID SERENTIY SUBDIVISION (SAID POINT BEARING S13 DEGREES 26'14''E, AND 1056.17 FEET DISTANT FROM AFORESAID REFERENCE POINT ``A''); THENCE S18 DEGREES 30'37''E, ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY, 178.02 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT ``A''; THENCE S71 DEGREES 29'15''W, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT ``A'' AND THE WESTERLY PROLONGATION THEREOF, 210.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 28; THENCE S07 DEGREES 15'09''W, ALONG SAID Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. 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TOGEHTER WITH (PARCEL 2 COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 10 OF LAKE GROVES, THENCE S00 DEGREES 10'58''W, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 10, A DISTANCE OF 257.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S25 DEGREES 00'02''E, A DISTANCE OF 170.13 FEET T O THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF ROY PENDARVIS ROAD; THENCE S64 DEGREES 59'59''W, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, 80.00 FEET TO SAID WEST BOUNDARY OF TRACT 10; THENCE N00 DEGREES 10'58''E, ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY, 180.00 FEET, RETURNING TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH (PARCEL 3 BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT ``B'' OF SERENITY SUBDIVISION, THENCE N79 DEGREES 44'00''W, A DISTANCE OF 161.10 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF COMMERCE STREET; THENCE N10 DEGREES 00'00''E, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, 24.84 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT O F WAY BOUNDARY OF RACHARD BOULEVARD AND THE BEGINNING OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE CONCAVED NORTHWESTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1130.00 FEET (CHORD LENGHT OF 63.66 FEET, BEARING N56 DEGREES 25'59''E); THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 03 DEGREES 13'42'', A DISTANCE OF 63.67 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE CONCAVED NORTHWESTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET (CHORD LENGHT OF 99.30 FEET, BEARING N16 DEGREES 56'16''E); THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, NORTHERLY AND NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 193 DEGREES 33'16'', A DISTANCE OF 168.91 FEET TO THE EASTERLY-MOST CORNER OF LOT 7, BLOCK ``D'' OF SAID SERENTITY SUBDIVISION; THENCE N44 DEGREES 22'51''E, DEPARTING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF RACHARD BOULEVARD, 10.00 FEET; THENCE N39 DEGREES 22'28''W, PARALLEL WITH AND 10.00 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE BOUNDARY COMMON TO SAID LOT 7 AND TRACT ``B'', 171.60 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY SHORE OF LAKE RACHARD (SAID POINT HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS REFERENCE POINT ``B''); THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, NORTHERLY AND NORTHWESTERLY THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND DISTANCES, WITH THE WATERS OF LAKE RACHARD: N51 DEGREES 06'34''E, A DISTANCE OF 53.12 FEET; HENCE N41 DEGREES 08'00''E, A DISTANCE OF 63.13 FEET; THENCE N27 DEGREES 26'10''E, DISTANCE OF 111.95 FEET; THENCE N19 DEGREES 09'55''E, A DISTANCE OF 73.20 FEET; THENCE N10 DEGREES 00'30''E, A DISTANCE OF 49.23 FEET; THENCE N11 DEGREES 16'46''W, A DISTANCE OF 113.82 FEET; THENCE N16 DEGRRES 13'34''W, A DISTANCE OF 143.46 FEET; THENCE N24 DEGREES 42'16''W, A DISTANCE OF 97.31 FEET; THENCE N31 DEGREES 32'06''W, A DISTANCE OF 80.51 FEET; THENCE N39 DEGREES 20'45''W, A DISTANCE OF 33.39 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF LOT 26 OF THE VILLAGE OF LAKE RACHARD PLAT NO. 1, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 91 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (SAID POINT BEARING N00 DEGREES 03'30''E, AND 730.08 FEET DISTANT FROM AFORESAID REERENCE POINT ``B''); THENCE N53 DEGREES 08'11''E, A DISTANCE OF 247.62 FEET TO THE EASTERLY-MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 26, SAID POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF ROY PENDARVIS ROAD; THENCE S30 DEGREES 19'47''E, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, 100.00 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVED NORTHEASTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS OF 233.00 FEET T(CHORD LENGHT OF 139.21 FEET, BEARING S47 DEGREES 42'41''E); THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AND RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 34 DEGREES 45'49'', A DISTANCE OF 141.37 FEET TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 26 OF LAKE GROVES; THENCE S00 DEGREES 19'27''W, ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY, 11.36 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY; THENCE S10 DEGREES 00'00''W, ALONG SAID RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000656 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN MEEKS, JR., A/K/A JOHN P. MEEKS, JR., et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000656 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and JOHN MEEKS, JR., A/K/A JOHN P. MEEKS, JR.; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 10070, 10071 AND 10072, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 31, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2802 N. BUCKINGHAM ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 3, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12009833 CHASEDIRECT-CONV-B-tjames-Team 3-F12009833 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. December 7, 14, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000925 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-20CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 005-20CB, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL G. BRITT et al, Defendant(s N OTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000925 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-20CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-20CB is the Plaintiff and PAUL G. BRITT; CATHY L. BRITT; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHANE RICE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAN GASKINS are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 48, BLOCK 26, SUN N LAKE ESTATES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4020 URBINO STREET, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 28, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012Page 11A TOYOTA COROLLA1996, Runs Well. A/C works! Good Transportation. $1700. Located in Sebring, Call Cell 305-394-0579. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationTREADMILL -PRO FORM 330X Model from Sears Excellent Condition! SOLD! 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 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& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies 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. C hristmas 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 Page 12ANews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 2/9,12,14; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 0 0 M edia Gistic (Longsneer; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 2 2

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C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunThe Blue Streaks of the wrestling mats put forth a very strong showing Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Okeechobee Big Lake Classic, taking second place among the 10-team dual event. In their first set of matches, the Streaks edged past Harmony by a 45-44 total before rolling to big wins in their next three. Sebring went on to handle Lakeland and South Ft. Myers by 46-32 and 45-42 scores, before dominating Sebastian River, 56-15. In the end, however, the Blue Streaks came up one point short in the finalsa gainst Wellington. But it was a sensational effort shown and there was plenty of hardware for the boys to bring home. Head coach Josh Miller was rewarded not only by his teamseffort, but by receiving the Outstanding Coach Award after a vote by all the coaches in attendance. Three Streaks took home first-place medals as Nathan Franklin won the 120-pound class, Casey Ricker topped the 160-pound weight class and Chris DeJesus was the top wrestler at 170. Taking home third-place medals were Matt Juve at 182 pounds and Luis Sanchez in the Heavyweight division. Fourth-place honors went to Carlos Cardona at 126 and Brandon Fuller at 220. The Streaks certainly seem to be getting stronger as t he season moves along as the team was at Bartow for a dual match Thursday before heading to Palmetto for another big dual tournament on Saturday. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, December 14, 2012 Page 3B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shannon Bloemsma dives to make this save, one of m any she would have on the night. Though Winter Haven got enough past for Tuesdays 3-0 win. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Tuesdays 3-0 loss at the hands of the Lady Blue Devils of Winter Haven was pretty typical of Sebrings season thus far. Astrong, hustling defense and an improving offense but being on the wrong end of some unlucky breaks. Facing Winter Haven meant dealing with the current second seed in the District 13-3Astandings, a team that certainly didnt need any extra help. Though, while the Devils were predominantly in control of the ball early on, their efforts were being thwarted by that previously noted defense and the goal work of keeper Shannon Bloemsma. That was until a cong lomeration in the goal box saw the ball take an unfortunate carom and essentially go for an own-goal to give Winter Haven the lead. B ut from there, Sebring kicked it into gear on both e nds, took a little more control offensively and g ot off a few shots of their own. Neither side would dent the scoreboard for the remainder of the half and the 1-0 lead stood at the break. It held there still through the first half of the final 40 minutes, with the play getting that much more aggressive and physical with both sides battling for the ball with everything they had. Luck not on Lady Streaks side Big day for Sebring grapplers Courtesy photo Head coach Josh Miller, front left, brought home the Most Outstanding Coach award and several Streaks got medals of their own as Sebring placed second at Saturdays Okeechobee Big Lake dual meet. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Decaris Jones dishes to Gary DeMarest in the lane Tuesday night during Sebrings upset win over previously undefeated Hardee. See SOCCER, Page 4B By ERIKACORD News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Sebring boys basketball made a huge upset against Hardee, putting an end to what was an undefeated streak. In Tuesday nights game, Sebring surprised fans with another extremely close game, but this time, coming out with a win. Although it wast looking good in the beginning, with the Wildcats having an eight-point lead in the first quarter, but Sebring kicked it into gear and finished with a 6664, overtime win. It is our first win, and they worked hard and played hard, head coach Princeton Harris said. Im very pleased with them, so we just have to build for that now. In the first half, Josh Austin scored the first points of the evening with a foul shot, followed by Gary DeMarest with a clean two pointer. Decaris Jones and Ezell Gammage also added points to the score board as Sebring charged for a lead, but Hardee kept up the competition, and had a nine-point advantage over the Streaks by the halftime break. DeMarest, Jones and Connor Cook kept the scorekeepers busy during the third quarter as they caught Sebring up and put them back into the game. Terrell Williams and Quantrae Rouse shot a couple of impressive threepointers, but Hardee kept up the fight with a three pointer as well. The last quarter is where Sebring put up a really god fight. Connor Cook took a nice layup after Ezell Gammage stole the ball from Hardee off of a rebound. With 32 seconds left in the game, Josh Austin added another two points, boosting the crowdsenthusiasm, and closing the gap to 56-55 in Hardees favor. And with 15 seconds remaining, a key free throw tied the score for the Streaks, and pushed the game into overtime. Rouse, Williams and DeMarest all put points on the board in the four minutes of the overtime. Connor Cook then provided a highlight when he stole the ball from Hardee and ran it down the court to finish with a reverse layup and getting the fans to their feet. In the final seconds of the game, Deran Randolph hit one of two free throws, leaving Hardee no time to redeem themselves, and When Streaks strike, the Wildcats scat Sebring66Hardee64 See SEBRING, Page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Raveen Gobourne backed up Alex Coynes 24 points with 17 of her own in the Lady Dragons big win over Avon Park Tuesday. S pecial to the News-SunAvon Park and Lake Placid each picked up wins on the basketball court Tuesday night. The Lady Dragons ran away from the Red Devils by a 62-44 margin behind 24 points from Alex Coyne and 17 from Raveen Gobourne. With the win, Lake Placid moves to 4-0 in District 10-4Aplay, while Avon Park saw their district record drop to 2-2. Toryana Jones lead the Lady Devils with 18 points. The Dragons host DeSoto tonight, while Avon Park travels to Frostproof to continue Dragons, Red Devils split See SPLIT, Page 4B Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Amid the frustration of what could have been, it is the wise coach that sees the positives. Much like Lake Placid boys soccer coach James Ashley took from Tuesdays 1-1 tie against district foe Mulberry. Though the frustration always comes first. Our only mistake resulted in the goal we gave up, he said. And when the game is tied, it only takes one shot to make the difference. We had plenty of those chances, but just couldnt put the one in that we needed. They at least got the first one they needed as, after the Panthers rode their first-half goal to a 1-0 lead at the break, the Dragons got the difference maker in fine fashion. Miguel Resendiz sent a free kick from midfield into Mulberry territory, where Wilfreddy Moreno leapt and redirected it with a header. Yoyi Gomez then corralled it with his feet, cut it quickly and fired a shot past the Panther keeper to even things up. That, however, would be all she wrote in the scoring column for either team as they left the pitch deadlocked. But Ashley was pleased with at least one number. e outshot Mulberry by 13 shots tonight, he said. That shows me we are headed in the right direction. Now we just need to finish better Theyll have that chance tonight as they and the Lady Dragons host Hardee in a girl-boy doublehader, with the girls game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the boys to follow. Dragons match Mulberry

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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 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, late Sundays Games 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. Mondays Game 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, SF6676111.5365EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York165.762 Brooklyn129.5714 Boston129.5714 Philadelphia1210.5454.5 Toronto419.17413 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami146.700 Atlanta136.684.5 Orlando813.3816.5 Charlotte714.3337.5 Washington316.15810.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago129.571 Milwaukee119.550.5 Indiana1111.5001.5 Detroit717.2926.5 Cleveland518.2178WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio185.783 Memphis145.7372 Dallas1111.5006.5 Houston1011.4767 New Orleans516.23812 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City184.818 Utah1310.5655.5 Minnesota109.5266.5 Denver1112.4787.5 Portland912.4298.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers166.727 Golden State157.6821 L.A. Lakers913.4097 Phoenix815.3488.5 Sacramento714.3338.5 ___ 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 94, Toronto 88 Indiana 96, Cleveland 81 Atlanta 86, Orlando 80 L.A. Clippers 100, Charlotte 94 Chicago 96, Philadelphia 89 Golden State 97, Miami 95 Houston 99, Washington 93 Minnesota 108, Denver 105 Oklahoma City 92, New Orleans 88 Milwaukee 98, Sacramento 85 Boston 117, Dallas 115,2OT Phoenix 82, Memphis 80 Utah 99, San Antonio 96 Thursdays Games Charlotte at Atlanta, late L.A. Lakers at New York, late San Antonio at Portland, late Fridays Games Dallas at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 7 p.m. Golden State at Orlando, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 10:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL21516764329.2 Anthony, NYK18011952727.7 Durant, OKC19218360127.3 James, MIA2027851025.5 Harden, HOU15016050025.0 Westbrook, OKC1669946521.1 Aldridge, POR1668741921.0 Mayo, DAL1637046020.9 Pierce, BOS13311741819.9 Curry, GOL1487543019.5 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE12719832514.8 Randolph, MEM9215124312.8 Howard, LAL8018626612.1 Asik, HOU7616824411.6 Lee, GOL6818124911.3 Noah, CHI8114222310.6 Jefferson, UTA5317622910.4 Duncan, SAN4018922910.4 Horford, ATL5613118710.4 Hickson, POR7712520210.1 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1823212.9 Paul, LAC222009.1 Holiday, PHL221968.9 Westbrook, OKC221888.5 Williams, Bro211798.5 Vasquez, NOR211738.2 Parker, SAN211597.6 Lawson, DEN231647.1 M. Williams, UTA191337.0 Calderon, TOR231617.0 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC22572.59 Conley, MEM18462.56 Jennings, MIL20502.50 Rondo, BOS18372.06 Lawson, DEN23451.96 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL19593.11 Ibaka, OKC22683.09 Hibbert, IND22663.00 Duncan, SAN22572.59 Howard, LAL22572.59BASEBALLAmerican League LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with RHP Joe Blanton and LHP Sean Burnett on two-year contracts. MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with RHP Scott Elarton on minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Hector Lopez on minor league contract. TEXAS RANGERSClaimed C Eli Whiteside off waivers from Toronto. Agreed to terms with INF/OF Brandon Snyder on minor league contract. National League CHICAGO CUBSClaimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Boston. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Mike McClendon and RHP Logan Kensing on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERSDesignated OF-1B Scott Van Slyke for assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Grilli on twoyear contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSTraded OF/INF Skip Schumaker to the L.A. Dodgers for INF Jake Lemmerman. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with OF Travis Buck, RHP Sean OSullivan, RHP Jason Ray, RHP Daniel Stange, INF Gregorio Petit, C Rene Rivera and C Eddy Rodriguez on minor league contracts.FOOTBALLNational Football League TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSReleased LB Joe Holland from practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: 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. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: 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 TODAY: 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 S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Jorge Arce vs. Nonito Donaire . . . . . . . . . H H B B O ON N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Memphis at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Brooklyn at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament, Final. . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . FCS D-I Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . New Mexico Bowl Nevada vs. Arizona E E S S P P N N 1 1 p p . m m . NCAA D-II Final Teams TBA . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Idaho Bowl Toledo vs. Utah State . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . I skandar Johor Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 5 5 p p . m m . P NC Father-Son Challenge Pro-Am . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n W endys Three Tour Challenge . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PNC Father-Son Challenge Pro-Am . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . PNC Father-Son Challenge Pro-Am . . . . . N N B B C C 4 4 p p . m m . Iskandar Johor Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Wichita State at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Charlotte at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Lipcomb at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . Butler vs. Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Notre Dame vs. Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Nebraska at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Michigan vs. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Kansas State at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Florida at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League NBA Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012w ww.newssun.com GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K Golf HammockOne Wednesday, Dec. 12, the Gold Hammock Ladies Christmas Tournament and Luncheon was held, playing a Step-Aside Scramble. Taking first place was the team of Judy Kelly, Shirley Enochs, Carol Troupe and Audrey Walther. Bonnie Nye, Joyce Stanley, Mary Cripps and Cindy Dall were second, w hile Anne Coffey, Roxie McMillion, Marge Pederson and Nancy Porcan were third. Finishing fourth were Jeanne Fivecoat, Ida Warner, Trudy Stowe and M arilyn Brewer. Coffey had closest to the pin on No. 7, with Jean Haig getting closest on No. 17. L ast Monday, Dec. 10, the Mezza Group played Pro-Am Points at Golf H ammock. Paul Taff Brown scored plus 4 to take first place in A group and Gary Galle was in second with minus 1. In B group, David Mulligan was at plus 3 for first place and Pat Dell took second place with plus 1. In C group Bobby Culbert was in first place with plus 3 and a tie for second place at even was seen between Dick Botelho and Greg Brewer. Bob Hughes scored plus 6 to take first place in D group and there was a t ie for second place with plus 5 between Jerry Hodges and Bob M orrison. Earl Bittaker won first place in E group with plus 2 and Bob Wimmer was in second place at even. Im F group Les Layton scored plus 7 for first place and Jim Reed finished in second place with plus 3. Ken Granger won first place in G group with plus 4 and Karl Mellor took second place with plus 1. Jean Terrell scored plus 5 to take first place in H group and Frank Branca in second place with plus 3. Next week the Mezza Group will play at Golf H ammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please note this is a n ew start time, please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete at 3821280.Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, Dec. 6. Winning first place was the team of Dick Reaney, Bob and Elaine Orr and Diane Roushw ith 49. Tying for second/third places were the teams of KenR owen, Don Boulton, Bob and Verna Knishka; Ron and Sylvia West, John and Sue Ruffo with 53 each.C Closest to the pin: (Ladies J oanne McGill, 1-foot-4-inches. (Men No. 2, Joe Swartz, 9-feet-10-inches; and No. 4, Dick Denhart, 11-feet-1i nch. The Mens Association played a Mens League event Wednesday, Dec. 5. Winning first place was the team of Claude Cash, Bill Fowler, Art Schmeltz, Ott Wegner and Larry Heath with 38; second place, John Byron, Norm Grubbs, Dick Reaney and Walt Nagel with 42; and third place, Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti, Joe Swartz and John Ruffo with 44. C losest to the pin: No. 2, Norm Grubbs, 20-feet-11-inches; No. 4, Norm Grubbs, 4-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Walt Nagel, 7-feet-3-inches. The Ladies Monday League played a g ame Dec. 3. Winning first place was the team of Donna Palmatier, Betty Kincheloe and Barbara Cash with 40; second place, Joyce Swartz, Elaine Orr and Betty Bevard with 41; and third place, Virginia Simmons, Diane Roush and Mary McNamee with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Sylvia, 9feet-10-inches; No. 4, Diane Roush, 8f eet-9-inches; and No. 8, Diane Roush, 5-feet-7-inches.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a team quota points event Wednesday, D ec. 12. Winning first place was the team of J ack Marceau, John Rosettis and Dick McArdle with plus-33; second place, John Goble, Gene Ransom and Howard Ticknor with plus-22; and third place, Tom Lacy, Bud Snyder and Larry Kress with plus-16. Closest to the pin: N o. 13, Dick McArdle, 6-inches. The Ladies Association played an Individual Best Net 9 Holes on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The winners were: First place, Sue Mackey with 25; and second place, Geri Bramos with 27. Tying for third/fourth/fifth placesw ere Bobbie Miller, Carol Olsen and Von Lacy with 28 each. C losest to the pin: No. 2, Sue Mackey, 11feet-3-inches.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Dec. 11, the SpringLake Mens Golf Associationh eld a Four Man Team event in which only the 2 Best Balls on the Front 9 and the 3 Best Balls on the Back 9 countedt oward the winning score. This was played on a very damp Panther Creek golf course. T he team taking first place included Joe Austin, Vern Hoffman, Ken Willey. a nd caustic ol Ed Clay. They shot 62 on the Front (10 under) and 101 on the Back (7 under par) to total a net 163 strokes. Second place went to Bill Lawens, Gerry Esty, Jay Payne and JohnS chroeder, with 61 on the Front, 105 on the Back, and a total 166 strokes. Taking third place at 168 net strokes was Gary Graves, Bart Bartholomy, M ike Smith and a Blind, with scores of 66 / 102... Coming in fourth place was Jon B rower, Les Greenlee, Joe Troia and Jim Foote at 63 / 197 170 strokes. On Thursday, Dec. 6, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association finished a twoday Pick Your Partner tournament. On the first day, Tuesday, a two-man team Scramble was played on the Cougar Trail course. On Thursday, a One Best Ball event was played on the Panther Creek c ourse. There were three flights. In the A Flight, first place went to J an Hard and Larry Miesner with scores of 54 (Scramble1BB totalling 119. Second place went to Gary Graves and Richie Eastep with 57 + 66 = 123. There was a tie for third place b etween Gary Behrendt and Joe Austin 60 + 68 = 128, Joe Burgoyne and Vern Baxter 62 + 66 = 128, and Bill Lawens and Bart Bartholomy 62 + 66 = 128. In the B Flight, there was a tie for first place at 116 strokes between Edd Vowels and Gene Hearn (57 + 59 Harry Lasiter and Wayne Nelson with 54 + 62. T hird place went to Gary Esty and Mike Smith at 55 + 62 = 117 and fourth place went to Will David and Joe Troia, w ho scored 54 + 66 = 120. In the C Flight, the winners were Rick Nelson and Jim Foote with scores of 52 +59 = 111. Second place went to Ed Clay and J ohn Schroeder 51 + 61 = 112. Third place was won by Vern Hoffman and Larry Colclasure at 55 + 62 = 117. There was a tie for fourth place between Leon Van and Bob Frederick at 52 + 73 = 125, Chips Ryan and Ray McKenzie at 56 + 69 = 125, and Gale Monda and Ron Brochu with 60 + 65 = 125. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012Page 3B SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 9 9 Special to the News-SunSaturday, Dec. 15 Day Hike (and/or camp overnight in the parks campground Fri-Sun by reserving your own site), at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Abeautiful park with a cow camp where old-time relics are on display, an old timer to tell stories of years gone by and an observation tower on the lake. Bring water, snacks and lunch, sun and insect protection for hiking. Note: RSVPfor hiking to Betty Piper at 863-293-3053 or email 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 newgt7@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 Trip at the Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. This is a follow-up to the Backpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is only those who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. The trail leads through moderately rolling hills with pine forests, prairies, wetlands, scrub and marshy lakeshore along the west side of Lake Arbuckle. Bring backpacking equipment, hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter December Activities S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Bruce Moellendick, former PGA t rainer, is the instructor for the YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. The classes will be held twice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. For more information on t his program please contact us at 382-9622 ask for Kevin Stoker. Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry have joined the YMCAteam in providing authentic traditional martial arts. Master Henry has trained many state, national, and international champions over the past 24 years. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting at the beginning of each month. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. We offer a wonderful Gymnastics program starting from preschool to advance. If you would like to get your child in Gymnastics call the Y and ask out about our classes. We do registration at the beginning of each month. Prices have been pro-rated due to the holiday season. Upcoming Events Christmas at the Y Its the Holiday Season and the YMCAis getting in the mood with our 2nd annual Christmas at the Y. On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the YMCAwill be hosting a night full of fun, including: Abig slide, bounce house, games, free candy and prizes, a cake walk, concessions, crafts, Christmas storytelling, and free pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets are $2 per person. There will be live entertainment with a line-up of Michelle Cathey, Justus Martin, The Wacaster Family, and Nala Price. YMCAs Last Day 5K The YMCAis looking forward to bringing in the New Year with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. The race will take place at the Yon Saturday, Dec. 29. The cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime after that. Children 10 years old and under are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, race time is 9 a.m. Camp Holiday Hoopla The YMCAis offering 8 days of fantastic fun. The Camp Holiday Hoopla will be taking place December 20, 21, 26-28, and January 24. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, gymnastics, a field trip, fitness and nutrition, and all kinds of sports. Ages include 5-12 and camp fees are $15 for one time registration, a $20 daily fee, or if you would like to do all eight days it is $125. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join the YMCA? We have been meeting the needs of Highlands County for over 25 years and we offer something for everyone. On Saturday, Jan. 5, stop in to the Highlands County Family YMCAfor our Open House. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the YMCAwill be giving free tours and offering membership specials that include waiving joiner fees, health assessments, and BOGO rates on our daily punch cards. YMCAhas not only one, but two heated pools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. Come check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours MondayFriday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 382-9622. Plenty going on at the YMCA A ssociated PressSOUTH LYON, Mich. The son of an avid bicyclist from Michigan who died when a tractor-trailer struck him on a Georgia highway near the end of a cross-country ride this summer plans to finish the journey this week. Dan Cornell, 41, of South Lyon, Mich., plans to arrive in Key West on Friday and will be greeted by friends and family, AnnArbor.com and The Detroit News reported. Hes riding with Joseph Muscato, who was injured in the crash that killed Pete Cornell, 64. I cant control him not being here, but I can finish the ride, Dan Cornell said. Hopefully, it will help me get on with my life. Its kind of been on pause. The semi hit Pete Cornell, Muscato and Thomas Clark near Dawson, Ga., on July 26. Pete Cornell had retired to Port Charlotte, Fla., and had completed most of a trek that took him thousands of miles through Alaska and many other states. Muscato and Clark are from Michigan, and Clark also was injured. Dan Cornell and Muscato recently started riding in Dawson, near the crash scene. They spent a night in a h otel where the three riders stayed in July. The first day was the worst, Dan Cornell said. e were at the scene of thea ccident. Pete Cornell, who spent most of his life in Ann Arbor, owned CornellMorris Real Estate Company. He was born in Lansing, was a champion wrestler at the University of Michigan and was inducted into the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. An investigation into the accident is open, with no charges filed. Son finishing bike ride of Michigan man killed in Ga. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressTUSCALOOSA, Ala. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron says he will return for his senior season with the Crimson Tide next year. McCarron made the announcement in a statement released by the school on Wednesday. The Mobile native says the NFLis a dream, and he thinks another year at Alabama will help him succeed. McCarron leads the nation in passing efficiency headed into the BCS championship game against Notre Dame. Alabama QB McCarron to return

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012w ww.newssun.com r ingling bros; 5.542"; 10"; Black; ringling bros. circus; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 And it was that effort which got the Blue Devils their second goal as, on the ricochet of a shot Bloemsma deflected, a Winter Haven forward slipped between Sebring defenders and pushed it in from point-blankr ange with just under 20 minutes remaining. The Streaks looked like they might get on the board eight minutes later when Destiny McCartney battled for and gained control of the ball near the left sideline deep in Devil territory. McCartney then dished it toward Haylee Peters, just outside the left line of the g oal box. But the hustling Winter Haven defense collapsed back into position before Peters could fully collect it for the ensuing shot. Afew more chances would b e seen by the Streaks, but their shots just werent finding their marks. And Winter Haven put the finishing touches on with ab eautiful play as a corner kick was deftly headed in w ith 2:02 left. Thats the way its been for us this season, the breaks just havent gone our way head coach Richie Birdsall said. But Im real proud of the girls effort tonight. They r eally played hard and actually played a good game against a real good team. The Devils had topped the Streaks 6-2 in early November at Winter Haven, so at least Sebring was able to show some progress in cutting down the difference. e are improving and were showing we play a lot better at home, Birdsall said. And now WinterH aven is rooting for us to help them out and beat McKeel. T he Wildcats currently top the district standings at 6-11, just ahead of the Lady Devils at 6-1-2, came for a visit Thursday. e lost to them by just one at their place, Birdsall said. They scored a goal late in the game and the ref looked at his watch and told me there were nine seconds left. See Sundays News-Sun to s ee if the Lady Streaks were able to make up those nine seconds. Continued from 1B Soccer ladies see improvement News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kelby Mahoney battles through this Lady Blue Devil for control of the ball along the sideline in Tuesdays match at Firemens Field. giving Sebring their first win of the season. They were down nine, and they could of easily just quit, but they fought, and stuck the game into overdrive, Harris said. They showed up and played well. Sebring will have plenty of time to savor the victory before taking the court again Friday, Dec. 21, when they host Southeast. Continued from 1B Sebring steps up for first win News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Connor Cook made some big plays as Sebring topped Hardee in overtime. both teamsdistrict slates. The Red Devil boys basketball team, meanwhile, held off a second-half Green Dragon surge to secure a 5552 win over visiting Lake Placid. Up two at the half, Avon Park saw the Dragons ride a 16-12 tilt in the third quarterto take a 44-42 lead. But the Devils turned it around over the final eight minutes, stepping up the defense and edging their way to the three-point win. The Avon Park boys host Frostproof tonight, while Lake Placid travels to DeSoto to face the Bulldogs. Continued from 1B Split sees win for Red Devil boys They showed up and played well. PRINCETONHARRIS Sebringhead coach Associated Press MIAMI The Golden State Warriors used a savvy play by a rookie and took advantage of a defensive breakdown to surprise the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Draymond Green, a second-round draft pick out of Michigan State, made a layup with 0.9 seconds left give the Warriors a 97-95 win over the Heat. The Heat left him open under the basket as there was miscommunication b etween Ray Allen and Shane Battier. ith the last shot, Coach didnt point out who specifically was going to take the shot, Green said. We were going to find out who was open and make the best play. Of course guys are going to go with Klay (Thompson and Steph (Curry happened to be wide open and (Jarrett Jack me. Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have won five straight. ere on fire right now Thompson said. Were going to continue building on this. This is a special win. We havent played the best competition the last few games but with theM iami Heat, were showing people were going to bring it every night. We have a chance to be special. L eBron James led Miami with 31 points as he reached t he 20-point mark for the 2 5th consecutive game, the longest current streak in the NBA. After the game, James talked to Green to congratulate him. He played hard, it was great competition out there between me and him, James said. Ive also respected him especially in college, a big-time player and no one really gave him a shot, but you can tell he knows how to play the game. Any team that got him he will find a way to get minutes because he knows how to play the game and (Golden State for him. It was good to see him out there. Jack dribbled the ball at the top of the key for the Warriors on the final possession as the clock ticked down before finding Green open underneath the basket. I was about to shoot it, Jack said. ... I was about to jump and in the corner of m y eye I saw Draymond and I was able to make the pass and he converted the basket. Green caught the pass in mid-air and made the basket as Battier was late in coverage. I think I showed too early, Battier said. It was my responsibility. I got anxious. They made a nice play and burned for us our overanxious play out there, my over-anxious play Jamesjumper from the b aseline banged off the rim giving Golden State the win as Miami lost for just the second time in 12 home games and did not score in the final 3:18. ou have to give Golden State a lot of credit for this road trip they are on rightn ow, five straight, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. It doesnt matter where youre doing that on the r oad, thats impressive. They took control of this g ame. They were playing more consistently with more f orce, more rhythm, execution, and they dug out a good win tonight. David Lee scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Jack added 20 points off the bench for the Warriors. Wednesdays victory over the NBAchamps adds to their best start since 199192 improving to 15-7 and 94 on the road. Golden State took a 77-74 lead into the fourth quarter after leading for most of the third. After hitting a 3 to tie the game at 87, James gave the Heat their first lead since early in the third with a turnaround 18-footer with 6:39 left for an 89-87 advantage. The teams played a onepossession game over the next four minutes before L ee knocked down a pair of free throws to tie the game at 95 with 1:54 left. The score was still tied at 95 with under a minute remaining. Allen had a chance to give the Heat a lead with 46 seconds left. Lee followed by missing a driving layup. Battiers miss from the corner with 12 seconds left gave the Warriors an opportunity in the closing seconds. Ray got two clean looks, Shane got a clean look, Chris had some daylight on his roll to the rim, for the most part our execution going down the stretch weve had a lot of those games where that ball is going in and it changes yourp erspective, Spoelstra said. The Heat received a scare in the second quarter when Lee sent James to the floor w ith a flagrant foul sending James to the floor on his b ack. J ames popped up quickly, but spent the next couple of minutes stretching out his right shoulder before knocking down the free throw and hitting a shot on the ensuing possession for a 47-43 lead. Ill be all right, said James, who had an ice pack on his shoulder after the game. It will be sore tomorrow, but Ill be ready by Saturday. Thats all that matters. Warriors slip past Heat THE GIFT OF NEWS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOORThis Christmas, give the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to the News-Sun. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!863-385-6155www.newssun.com

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 5B I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 3 3 HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist: My doctor asked me to get moref iber in my diet. What are some health benefits and what are good ways to incorporate it into my daily life? ve always been a meat andp otatoes man. D.C.,Palm Beach Answer: Fiber is fabulous! Its Step 3 in my Diabetes Without Drugsb ook because it helps lower cholesterol. Technically,fiber is a carbohydrate and there is the soluble kind,and the insoluble kind. The insoluble sorti s not absorbed into the bloodstream during digest ion. Isnt it odd that something which cant be absorbed during digestions till has beneficial effects? Welcome to the wacky world o f health where strange is the new normal! As I said,there are two different types of fiber,soluble and insoluble both ofw hich exist in the same food. Its a little confusing b ut generally speaking,good sources of soluble fiber include bran,oatmeal,andf ruits and vegetables. These slow down digestion and that m y friend,slows down the release of blood sugar. This stabilizes your appetite byq uelling blood sugar spikes. Fiber may reduce your risk for complications of type 2 d iabetes,because your body isnt forced to pump out t ruckloads of insulin since i s not facing roller-coaster high blood sugar swings. Fiber has been scientifically shown to lower LDL cholesterol,without adversely affecting HDL choles-t erol. This gives you an excellent advantage at reduci ng risk of heart disease. Think of it this way,it helps scrub your arteries clean.T hats not the only area it scrubs clean. N ot to be graphic but insoluble fiber,also called cellulosewill scrub your colon clean. It will literally push waste material throught he intestine making it useful for constipation. Be aware t hat fiber will drive out your medication faster too,so separate administration off iber from oral medications. If youre constipated,drink l ots of water,consider aloe vera and eat vegetables,soybeans,legumes,apples,oat-m eal and of course prunes. ve seen my share of people spending hundreds of d ollars a month on laxatives. No wonder,most Americans d ont even eat half the daily recommended value of fiber! W omen should consume approximately 25 grams per day,and men 35 grams. Your question about how to incorporate fiber into yourl ife is good because I am aggravated with all these s ugary treats and drinks labeled with added fiberto imply that they are nutri-t ious. Dont be fooled. The fiber I suggest is found natur ally in organic fruits,vegetables,seeds,nuts,and beans. Also,peas,broccoli,p runes,apples,oranges,carrots,berries,legumes and potatoes. Not meat though, s orry. Switching white bread for w hole grain (not whole wheat) will up your fiber i ntake,and this is fine assuming youre not gluten sensitive,or on the Paleo or Phase One diet,or sensitive to grains. Dietary supple-m ents offer a fiber advantage because there easy, b ut be careful you dont end up a pill-junkie. Pysllium husk supplements are sold atp harmacies and natural health food stores nationw ide. S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to t reat, diagnose or cure your conFiber is fabulous MCT R oasted chick peas are a healthy, high-fiber snack. Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Health Department is offering Diabetes Self-ManagementE ducation classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residentso f all ages,especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. Education is the key to success for diabetes control and for the prevention ofc omplications. These classes are free of charge and p rovided by Peggy Pierce, RN,and Aleyda Oliveros, nutrition educator. C lasses in English are scheduled in Sebring on J an. 14-16 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Jan. 28-30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Department located at 7205S outh George Boulevard in Sebring conference room A Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Contact the Highlands C ounty Health Department Wellness and Diabetes E ducation Program,at 863382-7294. Outreach scheduleAce Homecare plans the following community outr each events: Today:7 a.m.,Health F air,ARC Residence, P leasant Street,Avon Park; 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street,Avon Park. Monday:9 a.m., C oping with Transitions, Resthaven Assisted Living facility,off S.R. 64, Resthaven Road,Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m.,Healthf air,Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road,Wauchula; 1 p.m.,Caregivers Support Group,Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun n LakeB oulevard,Sebring. Tuesday:8 a.m., H ealth Fair,Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27,Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair,Fair Havens,A partments,Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m.,Health F air,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday:9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon ParkM eal Site,Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., C oping with Transitions, Crown Pointe,Assisted Living Facility,Sun ln LakeB oulevard,Sebring; 1 p.m., Health Fair,Tanglewood, U .S. 27,Sebring. Thursday:9 a.m., Health Fair,MaranathaV illage,Arbuckle Creek Road,Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group, B almoral Assisted Living Facility 93 Balmoral Road, C .R. 621,Lake Placid Free diabetes classes in January

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C M Y K By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressN EW YORK Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas. No,not the sugar plum habit,or his fur-wearing habit,or his penchant forr omping recklessly around open flame. No,gentlepeople,this is the year the man in red gave up pipe tobacco,at least in a new book version of Twast he Night Before Christmas that has received attention f rom some lofty corners, including the American Library Association and theA merican Academy of Pediatrics. T he self-published Pamela McColl of Vancouver, Canada,has a mission for her story,to protect children and their parents from ther avages of smoking. She mortgaged her house and s unk $200,000 into her telling of the 189-year-old holiday poem,touring thes tates to promote it ahead of its September release. W hat,particularly,did McColl do? She excised these lines:The stump of ap ipe he held tight in his teeth. And the smoke it encircled his head like a w reath.And she added to the cover:Edited by Santa C laus for the benefit of children of the 21st century. And she included a letter from Santa on the back jacket flap announcing that allo f that old tired business of smokingis behind him, claiming (by the way) that the reindeer can confirm his fur outerwear is faux out of respect for animals,including the polar bears of hisb eloved North Pole. There is a huge debate r aging,McColl said of the attention. I have been called every name in the book. One person said the only wreath they want to see thisC hristmas is one on my grave. Shame,shame,shame on you is the most common. The 54-year-old entrepreneur and mother of adultt wins said shes on Santas case about smoking because she has seen firsthand how harmful it can be,recalling how at age 18 she had to pull her own father out of his burning bed after he fell asleep with a lit cigarette. She smoked herself as a teen but quit and is thankful her kids never took up the habit. Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the ALAs deputy director for intellectual freedom, doesnt have a hard heart. But she doesnt see tobacco addiction when she considers what McColl has done. She sees Adventures of Huckleberry Finnand Tom Sawyer. A publisher put out a combined version of those classics last year as edited by Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben,who replaced about 200 occurrences of the Nword with slave.Of McColl,Caldwell-Stone said: This wasnt a retelling. This wasnt a parody. This wasnt an adaptation. This wasnt a modernization. This wasnt fanfic. This was pre-s enting the original but censoring the content. That kind of expurgation that seeks to prevent others from knowing the original work because ofa disapproval of the ideas, the content,is a kind of censorship that weve always disapproved of. Caldwell-Stone said as much in a statement the ALA publicly released. She said the two cases involve the altering of a classic work of literature with a view toward protecting modern sensibilities,or preventing children from being aware of the character of the original work. Stephen Colbert had some thoughts on the matter in November,only he was louder and funnier. Santa cant quit smoking,he bellowed on his Comedy Central show,holding back a laugh. He needs that vice. You try dealing with the stress of deliveringt he worlds toys in a single night. Wre lucky hes not doing a pa rum pum pum pum of coke off of Blitzens a--. M cColl said shes trying to offer one option among dozens of versions of the rhyme that helped launch Santa Claus as an icon. She wants to shake up complacency over tobacco addiction and believes the pipe and rings of smoke around his head do resonate with little kids who dont have the same Santa filters as the rest of us,especially those who have parents or other loved ones who smoke. o them,Santas not some historical guy,McColl said from Portland,Ore., where she recently finished nearly a full year on the road. s a real character. Hes a real person coming down the chimney,and hes smoking. Thats what a 3-y ear-old thinks like. McColl said she ran into supporters during her travels, including children who fret about Santas health.S moking,she said,is something Clement C. Moore,a churchgoing academic,also wasnt fond of. He once called tobacco opiums treacherous,villainous friend. A Troy,N.Y.,newspaper published the poem anonymously in 1823 as AVisit from St. Nicholas.Moore, who lived in Manhattan with his wife and six children, claimed the work in 1844, though some historians think Henry Livingston Jr. was the true creator. Moore presented the New York Historical Society,of which he was a member, with a handwritten manuscript of the poem and it resides there today,along with a boxful of about 20b ook versions of the work that now includes no-smoking Santa,donated by McColl. I think it reflects the t imes,so we were amused by it,said Mariam Touba,the societys reference librarian. Among the courtesy stops for McColl during her walkabout promoting the bookw as a visit in October to the American Academy of P ediatrics in Chicago. The group of about 60,000 doctors said the book was notr eviewed or considered by our leadership in any official w ay,but McColl insists that Public health loves this book. A much easier endorsement stop was the advocacyg roup Americans for NonsmokersRights,based i n Berkeley,Calif. The intent of this heartwarming story about SantaC laus and Christmas remains intact despite the omission o f the smoke,said the groups executive director, Cynthia Hallett. My guessi s many children will not notice the absence of the smoke. M cColl estimated she has sold more than 15,000 hard c opies of the book in English,French and Spanish. She has given away thousands in e-books and to hospitals and charities in paper. W hats next,Colbert asked? Kale chips and coconut water instead of cookies and milk? This political correXmas,he said,must be stopped. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, #5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 0 0 2 2 BALMORAL ASSISTED LIVING; 9.347"; 5"; Black plus three; process tv pick-ups; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 2 2 3 3 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 4 4 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 5 5 HEALTHYLIVING There arose such a clatter over pipe-free Santa Claus Metro T he image of Santa smoking a pipe was created in 1823 with the poem Twas the Night B efore Christmas. One womans crusade to make St. Nick smoke-free PHOENIX (AP F ive-year-old Reece Gonzalez visited Santa for the first time this year, and he was so frightened of the guy with the cas-c ading white beard that Reece didnt sit on his lap. Reece is autistic,and his reaction is so typical among children witha utism or other sensory sensitivities that one s ocial-services agency decided to bring in a "Sensitive Santa" who cani ntroduce the children to a holiday tradition without t he trauma of the long lines,bright lights and loud noise that surround Santas thrones in shopping malls. T ouchstone Behavioral Health brought its S ensitive Santa to Mesa on Monday and will make him available for free vis-i ts by autistic kids. To see Sensitive Santa, c hildren arent forced to wait in lines,and the environment is quiet andc alm. While there waiting their turn,they can play w ith crafts in a room stocked with cookies, c upcakes and juice. A movie plays in the craft room,as well. Sensitive Santa,aka Touchstone therapist JohnP ettingill,said he moves slowly and quietly. ith the childrens jumpiness and sensitivity to loud noise ... its not HO,HO,HO,but ho,ho, ho,said Pettingill. Sensitive S anta reduces trauma for autistic kids

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C M Y K INDIANAPOLIS (AP Eli Lillys experimental Alzheimers drug has flashed potential to helpw ith mild cases of the disease,but patients and doctors will have to wait a few more years to learn whether regulators will allow thed rugmaker to sell it. Lilly said Wednesday that it will launch another latestage study of the drug, solanezumab,no later than next years third quarter. The Indianapolis drugmaker said in August that the intravenous treatment failed to slow memory decline in two late-stage studies of about 1,000 patients each. But scientists saw a statistically significant slowing when they combined trial data. Pooled results found 34 percent less mental decline in mild Alzheimers patients compared with those on a fake treatment for 18 months. Researchers also saw a statistically significant result when they examined a subgroup of patients with mild cases of Alzheimers disease. The additional study could help Lilly build a better case with U.S. regulators. But it will likely take a few years to learn the results. Researchers will have to measure over time a patients rate of cognitive decline,which involves the ability remember things. Citi analyst Andrew Baum said in a research note the study will likely be completed by the second half of 2015. He expects the drug,if approved,to launch in 2017. Drugmakers have tried and failed for years to develop successful treatments for Alzheimers,and patients and doctors are anxious for something that can slow its progression. Solanezumab was one of three potential Alzheimers drugs in late-stage testing. Bapineuzumab,being developed by Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnsons Janssen AlzheimerI mmunotherapy unit,gave disappointing results in two studies last summer. A pivotal study of the third Gammagard,byB axter International Inc. will wrap up at the end of this year. Results are expected in the first or second quarter next year. Solanezumab binds to beta-amyloid protein,which scientists believe is a key component to sticky plaque that basically gums up the brain of a patient with Alzheimers disease. The drug is designed to help the body remove the protein from the brain before it can form that plaque. Current treatments like Pfizer Inc.s Aricept try to control symptoms of the disease. Analysts have said at reatment that does more than manage symptoms such as memory loss,confusion and agitation could be worth billions of dollars in annuals ales. But drugmakers first have to spend a massive amount on testing and clinical development to produce such a drug. More than 35 million people worldwide have dementia,a term for brain disorders that affect memory, judgment and other mental functions. Alzheimers is the most common type. Many Alzheimers patients typically live four to eight years after diagnosis. as the disease gradually www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 7B MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 7 7 SFSC corp. ed.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 6 6 9 9 In 1862 during the Civil War,a story,considered bym any to be only legend, began to be told. Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing inV irginia. The Confederates were on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the dark of night, Captain Ellicombe heard them oan of a soldier who lay mortally wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the captain decided to risk his life and bring the injured manb ack for medical attention. Crawling on his stomach t hrough the gunfire,the captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling himt oward the Union encampment. When the captain finall y reached his own lines,he discovered the man was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was already dead. T he captain reached for a lantern to give him some l ight. Suddenly,he caught his breath and went numb with shock. In the dim light,hes aw the face of the soldier. It was the face of his own son. T he boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Withoutt elling his father,he had enlisted in the Confederate Army to fight in the war. The following morning, Captain Ellicombe asked thep ermission of his superiors to give his son a full military b urial,despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted. The captainh ad asked if he could have a group of Union Army band m embers play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral. The request was denied since the soldier was a Confederate. Out of respect for the f ather,however,they did give him one musician. The capt ain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had founds crawled on a piece of paper in the pocket of his dead s on's uniform. The bugler agreed. The music played that day was the hauntingm elody now known as Taps that is played at military funerals today. W ould you risk your life for your own child? Would you risk your life for someone elses child that you did not even know? Would youw illingly give your life so that your child might live? Would you willingly give your child's life so that someone else might live? Be trulyt hankful,because God did that very thing for you and me. For while we were still helpless,at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for ar ighteous man; though perhaps for the good man someo ne would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us,in thatw hile we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.(Romans 5 :6-8) Gods gift to man is no fictional story or legend. Jesus came. Jesus died. And,Jesus rose again. He is the gift,andt hose are the facts. Kevins Komments, by Kevin P atterson, is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway.Find thec hurch on the internet at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail s ebringparkway@sebringcoc.co m/. What would you give up? S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Grace Harmony Christian Music Ministry will give their 11th annual Christmas Benefit Concert in their home church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday atE astside Christian Church,Lake Placid. Mike and Sue Filisky of Grace Harmony sing throughout the state of Florida in the winter months and travel in their singing ministry the rest of the year,singing in the southern and Midwestern states. e written and traditional Christian music. Admission to the concert is one canned or packaged food item per person to benefit Manna Ministries food bank,a Highlands County organization. There will also be a loveo ffering taken at the end of the concert to benefit The Potters House,a home for displaced teen girls. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the concert. Eastside Christian Church is two miles east of Lake Placid on C.R. 621. Grace Harmony singing on Wednesday Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson RELIGION HEALTHYLIVING BATON ROUGE,La. (AP R esearchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center found a link between obesity and children having TV sets in their bedrooms. The report,published Tuesday in the A merican Journal of Preventative Medicine, found that children with TV sets in their b edrooms were likely to watch more TV, have more fat and a higher waist circumference than boys and girls who didnt haveT Vs in their bedrooms. They were also three times more likely to h ave elevated cardiometabolic risk and elevated triglycerides. The Advocate reports the report was b ased on a yearlong study of nearly 370 Baton Rouge children,ranging in ages 5 to 18. Amanda Staiano,a postdoctoral research fellow who co-authored the report alongw ith Peter Katzmarzyk,a professor at Pennington,said a bedroom TV may create additional disruption to healthy habits in c hildren. or instance,having a bedroom TV is related to lower amounts of sleep and lower prevalence of regular family meals,independent of total TV viewing time,Staianos aid in a statement. Both short sleep duration and lack of r egular family meals have been related to weight gain and obesity. Katzmarzyk said it is hypothesized that h igher levels of TV viewing and the presence of a TV in the bedroom are associated w ith cardiometabolic risk. The average American child between 8 to 18 watches about 4.5 hours of TV each day. S eventy percent of children have a TV in the bedroom and about one-third are considered obese. Earlier studies have shown that TV viewing time during childhood continues intoa dulthood,resulting in excess weight and elevated total cholesterol. MCT A recent study shows that children who have a TVin their bedroom are more likely to be obese. Study links TV in bedrooms to childhood obesity risk Eli Lilly plans another study for Alzheimers drug

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisem ent in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for f amily, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult M idweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter S aturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are ou r only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays andW ednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING This Sunday is the third Sunday in A dvent. Worship service with (Open Communion will be led by Rev. Jefferson Cox. Sermon w ill be based on the gospel reading of Luke 3:7-18. New members will be accepted i nto the church during the worship service. Congregational meeting will be Sunday following worship service for the purpose of electing four new council members and approval of 2013 budget. On Dec. 24,the Christmas E ve Candlelight service will b e led by Deacon David T horesen.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSA VON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled ithout a Doubt,this b eing the third Advent observation of the season. On Wednesday,the church w ill also observeAdvent w ith the evening soup supper at 6 p.m.,followed by evening prayer service. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-ways top sign. Call 471-2663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Is the Universe, I ncluding Man,Evolved by A tomic Force?The keynote is from Psalms 145:10,11, All thy works shall praise t hee,O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,and talk of thyp ower. The church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets at 9 a.m. each Sunday in the recreation hall. Pastor CecilH ess is speaking on Stories o f the Christmas Spirit. C ommunion will be o bserved. The service is non-denomi national and open to all. L ocation is U.S. 27,four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center, S ebring. Call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver Sundaym ornings sermon titled, Peace,taken from the Scripture in Luke 1:39-56. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock RoadC all 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com/.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday m orning,the church celebrates Third Sunday in Advent. Pastor Robert Reinhardt deliver his sermon,Jesus,Are You It? T his week,the church will light the candle of Joy. Adult Sunday school class i s studying Old Testament P rophetic Promises of the Coming Messiah. T uesday night Bible Study i s studying Acts of the A postles. Advent Services are being held on Wednesday with dinner at 5:30 p.m.,byt he Faiths Closet. The church will be hosting a Paul Todd Christmas Concert on Friday,Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $10 per person. Call the church office 385-7848 ford etails. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop offers donated items that are in good condition for resale. Hours are:Tuesday throughF riday,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturdays,from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 3852782.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On S aturday at 3 p.m.,Jan Michaelson will perform in a piano recital. Admission is free,so please come. TheC hristmas Cantata will be h eld during the morning worship service on Sunday, Dec. 16. Wednesday nightB ible study will continuine its study on Heaven. First Christian Church of A von Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail f irstchristianap@embarqmail.com or visit www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian C hurch (Disciples of Christ)S EBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by Catherine Baker,Chris Baker,Carol C handler and Effie Simmonds. Greeting the congregation w ill be Juanita Roberts and working with the young people in Childrens Church will be Carol and Mike Graves. A s part of our service,the Y outh Group will present the play Broadcasting Christmas.This play is reall y an exceptional story and y ou will be disappointed if y ou miss it. Call the church office at 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday,Pastor Johnsons sermon is entitled City of Davidbased on Luke 2:17. Sunday school is available f or all ages. In the adult class,Pastor Johnson leads the class in a video series entitled The Life and Ministry of the Messiahs ponsored by Focus on the family.The lessons are filmed on location in Israel and narrated by historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan.S undays film is titled Sardia The Salt of the Earth.Matt Sboto teaches the youth class and they are studying the book ofE phesians. This is the third Sunday of Advent. In the ceremony, We Wait in Hope,Stephen Brown will light three candles and Kathleen Richardsw ill be the reader. The choirs anthem will be Prepare the Way of the Lord. On Wednesday morning, B ible study will be led by Pastor Johnson teaching How Do We Glorify God? On Saturday,Dec. 22,the Johnsons will have an open house from 4-6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. C ircle St. Call 453-3242. Continued on page 9B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: covpres@strato.net;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, S ebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Shalomis the title of Sunday mornings worship service message,given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. A joint meeting of the Session a nd Board of Deacons is Monday at 4 p.m. in the conference room. Youth group (for middle school and high school students) meets Tuesday in fellowship hall.F irst United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Breakfast with Santa with games,crafts and photow ith Santa will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the FLC. Free a dmission. Pastor A.C. Bryants sermon will be The Wonder of it Allwith theS cripture taken from Isaiah 9:6-7 at all Sunday services. L isten Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. worship service. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com or call 385-5184.Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday willb e The Gift of Seeking Him, with Scripture from John 1:1-14. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will include Roland B ates singing The Angels Called Him Jesus,George Kelly singing Mary Did You Knoand Heartland Singers singing A King Was Born. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The Heritage ( traditional) Worship Service will be led by Rev. John Bryant. At 10:45 a.m.,there will be a com-b ined service featuring the New Song Praise band teaming up with t he Sanctuary Choir followed by the choirs presentation of a Christmas musical,onight. The church Is at 500 Kent Ave., behind the tower. Call the office at4 65-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson Unity in the Body of Christis taken fromE phesians 4. Pastor Jim Scaggs will deliver the messages during the Sunday morning and evenings ervices. The Wednesday evening service will be praise,prayer and B ible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchS EBRING Sunday,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Good News.Biblical reference is from Luke 3:7-18. Nursery is provided at all service s.Sebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING On Sunday,the Third Sunday of Advent,Pastor Dave will be preaching on Joy -B ecause Christ Comes.The church will also have its musical cantata. S unday school meets in the Fidelis Room. They will be studyi ng Shepherds Glorify God,with the Scripture from Luke 2:1-20.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING Chaplain John Murdock,endorser for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches,will speak Sunday. Chaplain Murdock has a bachelorsd egree in religious education and sacred music and a doctor of divinity degree. Military chaplains have been an integral part of the U.S. military service since 1775 bring-i ng God to soldiers and the soldiers to God. Monday at 11 a.m.,Forever Friends will meet and Chaplain Murdock will give a concert. T he church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. Call 385-0752.S pring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at8 170 Cozumel Lane,just off U.S. 98 at Spring Lake Village IV (across from U-Haul L ay speaker will bring this Sunday morning message,Hope is B ornwith Scripture from John 1:1-14. Participants in the service will be Earl Dungan,JimA ngevine,Judy Clark,Norm Spear, Ken and Jean Dean and Velma L ockett. A carry-in lunch follows the service. Continued from page 8B RELIGION R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on F ridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for p ublication in the following Fridas paper. S ubmit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or m ail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring, FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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C M Y K When I was in school,I really loved the Christmas season,not so much becauseo f what I got at Christmas, because that was usually pretty sparse,but because of what went with the season. I loved the Christmas l ights which the city strung across the streets,giving the impression of driving through light-filled tunnels. I loved the store fronts with nativity scenes and otherr eminders of the real reason for the season. As The D aydrew closer,stores and streets alike,resonated with the sounds of Christmas,andi t was not uncommon to see carollers on the street corn ers and hear nearly everybody wishing everyone,even strangers,a Merry Christmas. One of my favorite things w as what occurred in school during the last week before C hristmas vacation. From elementary through high school,our schools weref illed with reminders of the birth of Jesus nativity s cenes,Christmas carols, and other such programs. On the afternoon of the last day,w e all went into the auditorium or the gym,and enjoyeda couple of hours just s inging Christmas Carols. It was a magical time of y ear,made such not by fairy tales about Santa Claus,but by the mystery and beauty surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger ofB ethlehem. The Christmas story was sung,told and retold,and none of us were offended by it,nor did we get tired of hearing it. Those who did not agree with the Christian message didntc omplain or sue the school. Instead,they just enjoyed the t ime with the rest of us. We didnt have televisions or central air,or all of the gadgetry and fancy lights of today. Most homes had am other and a father,who worked hard to provide for their families and did not have a lot of money,so all of the extravagances of todaysC hristmases were unthought of. But even without all of our modern conveniences,no man,woman or child,e njoyed Christmas more than we did,simply because we had in our hearts a respect for God,ourselves and others,which was reflected in everything we did. I t is truly a shame that America has allowed a very s mall minority which chooses not to believe to dictate to the rest of us what we cana nd cannot do at Christmas. Our courts base their decis ions on the separation of church and state,a phrase which is not even in our Constitution,and they use it as an excuse to deny them ajority of us our right to freedom of speech and e xpression,under the guise of protecting the same. I am all for protecting the r ights of those who do not agree with the majority,but t hat does not give the minority the right to dictate and force their beliefs (or lack oft he same) on the rest of us. Since America began replacing God with science, J esus with Santa,and the resurrection with the Easter b unny,compassion and brotherly love have also been replaced by self-centeredness and greed. Since then,every type of crime inA merica has been increasing exponentially.We have emptied churches and filled up prisons. Depression and mental illness have been accompanied by a rise in suicides and theu se of antipsychotic drugs. We are quick to put our kids o n drugs while saying they have Attention Deficit Disorder,when in truth,all that most of them need and want is the love,attention and discipline that loving parents provide. We ignore Gods comm and to Love one another, and teach selfishness by spending copious amounts of money on ourselves. We have forgotten J.F.K ennedys challenge to not ask what our country can do for us,but rather what we can do for our country,and have thus become more and more dependent on the gov-e rnment. Instead of praying Our Father which is in H eaven,our prayer,if you could call it that,sounds something like:My govern-m ent which is in Washington,gimme,gimme, g imme... From the time I was 9 years old,I had a job. I delivered newspapers, mowed lawns,worked in ad airy,worked in a mens clothing store etc.. These j obs gave me what I believe was the greatest blessing of those Christmases. I wasa ble to buy and pay for,with my own money,presents for m y family. Scripture says that God so loved the worldthat Heg ave us His Son. He loved so much that He gave.... The angels announced peace o n earth,and good will to mankind at the birth of C hrist. These two Scriptures together embody the real Christmas message:s peace is freely given when Gods Son is openly accept-e d. We cannot go back to those days,but one of the really great things about Christmas,is that its blessings start with the birth of the Christ Child,and can bec arried every day of the year in the hearts of those who h ave accepted Him. Fred Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care andR ehabilitation Center. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 14, 2012www.newssun.com PALM DINER; 5.542"; 5"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 2 2 8 8 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1 .736"; 3"; Black; dec fri ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 3 3 2 2 SFCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tag; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 9 9 6 6 RELIGION Get back to real Christmas celebrations Guest Column F red Jeans Christmas cookie saleLAKE PLACID C hristian Women Convention of Community C hurch of God at 735 S. Sun nLakes Blvd.,Lake Placid,is having their annual Christmas cookie sale from 9 a.m. to noon,S aturday. A $10 donation per plate i s asked.Santa visits First UMC for breakfastS EBRING Have breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at FirstU nited Methodist Church in Sebring. Christmas crafts, reindeer games and a photo w ith Santa will be provided,all with free admission.Bethel Baptist plans open houseLAKE PLACID B ethel Baptist Church,216 E. Park St.,will observe open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The church has just installed new carpet in the sanctuary. Come and seet he beautiful,remodeled church. Also,enjoy seeing t he attractive mural that has been refurbished. Pastor John Hankins and the congregation invite the public to attend.R efreshments will be served. For more information, call 214-6121.Temple Israel presents variety showSEBRING Temple Israel of Highlands County will present a variety show at 4 p.m. Saturday at the synagogue at 1305 Temple Israel Drive. The show will feature the Glad Hatters and the Sweet Adelines. Also appearing will be the Cat Choir,comedy by Phyllis Behrens, vocalists Jim Day,Andy Ray and Cathy Blumenthal. ATai Chi demonstration will be presented by Pamela Paralikis with additional music by Dixon Taylor and Seymour Barahl. This will be an afternoon of fun and pleasure,all for a donation of only $10. For more information and for tickets,call 382-7744.Sunridge Baptist presents Christmas cantataSEBRING The worship choir of SunridgeB aptist Church will present the Christmas cantata,Jesus E mmanuel,at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary at 3704 Valerie Blvd. Two oft he selections in the cantata will feature solos by some o f the children in the church,as well as narration between the selections. O n Sunday evening,the youth of Sunridge are sponsoring a dinner and a famil y-oriented movie. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m., a nd the movie begins at 7 p.m. Call the church office at 382-3695.The Wine Family in concertLAKE PLACID First Assembly of God will be featuring The Wine Family at 10:45 a.m. Sunday for a time of celebrating the birtho f Christ with special Christmas music. This servi ce will be featuring a wide variety of our favorites along with other Christmas music. The Wine Family have t raveled extensively throughout Florida sharing the message of Christ through their anointed music. The church is at 327P lumosa St. Call 465-2363.FBC of Lake Placid plans musical, videoLAKE PLACID Faith Baptist Church of Lake Placid at 660 Holmes Ave. will present musical Emmanuel:Celebrating Heaven's Childat 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The video The Star of Bethlehemwill be shown on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. This documentary produced by Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) has received awards from the Dove Foundation and accolades from scientists as well as Christian leaders. Both events are offered free to the public. Call 465-0060 or visit w ww.faithbaptistchurchlp.c om/.Christmas music at W hispering PinesSEBRING There will b e a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Whispering Pines Baptist Church. There will be duets,trios,adult choir,wind ensemble andt he Pied Pipers Childrens Choir. The church is across from the Home Depot on t he south side.Ukranian missionaries to speakLAKE PLACID Stepan and Vita Kohutka from Kamyanitsa,Ukraine,w ill be at the Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene at1 0:45 a.m.,on Sunday o speak about their mission work among their people.T heir presentation includes a power point of their workw ith children and youth. They work with unchurched young couples, often inviting them to theirh ome,to present the gospel to them. Stepan preaches at small churches around theira rea. Since they do not own a car,they often travel 25m iles by public transportation to the town of Chornuholova to work with the children. On Sunday evening,the feature film Last Ounce of Couragewill be viewed beginning at 6 p.m. The film highlights the efforts of a small town mayor to keep the emphasis of Christmas true to its purpose,which is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The church is at 512 W. Interlake Blvd.Christmas musical at Florida AvenueAVONPARK Florida Avenue Baptist Church,710 W. Bell St.,will be presenting God Speaking,a Christmas musical at 7 p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 22 The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This is a free Christmas event. Courtesy photo First Assembly of God will be featuring The Wine Family at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Snapshots Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Orlando native Tim Kaufman will sing and share with a Christmas theme Sunday during service at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. Kaufman has delighted audiences across America with his fresh style of Christian music. Former director of music at Word of Life Ministries in NewYork,Kaufman has been a frequent guest on Dr. Charles Stanles In Touch television broadcast. He has also provided special music for the Washington Redskins and the NBAs Washington Wizards,as well as the Orlando Magic. This will be Kaufmans first appearance at Leisure Lakes. He comes as part of the 2012-13 winter concert series. All are welcome and there is no charge. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller,turning north on Wildflower. For further information, contact the church office at 699-0671. Kaufman brings talent to Leisure Lakes Baptist Church Courtesy photo Tim Kaufman will fill Leisure Lakes Baptist Church with his fresh style of Christmas music with a Christmas theme on Sunday.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, December 14, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 0 0 1 1 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for seven years. Since ourw edding,he has had increasing health problems. He recently told me that he planned his funeral three months ago,without sayinga word to me. I am very concerned that he seems more focused on death than on life. Am I wrong to be upset? He says I am. Wife in Burlington, N .J. Dear Wife: I dont b lame you for being concerned because husbands and wives should be able tod iscuss important topics with each other,and this is o ne of them. When your husband has his next medical appointment,go with him so you can speak with his physi-c ian. Its possible that because of his increasing h ealth problemshe has become depressed,and if thats the case,his doctors hould be told. It is always helpful for s pouses to accompany each other to their medical appointments in case thep atient forgets to ask a question or tell the doctor something he or she needs t o know. D ear Abby: My 24-yearold son,Dustin,moved out five years ago,but he expects me to keep all his childhood and collegei tems in his old bedroom because he says he doesnt have room for them in his apartment. d like to clear out his closet and dresser and use the space for things I wantt o store. I need more space for me. D ustin is calling me selfish because I want to change hisroom and move my stuff in there. I say I need the space,and ifh e wants to keep all his stuff,he should rent a storage locker. By the way,he sleeps here maybe five nights a year at most. H ow long are parents obligated to keep their grown childrens keepsakes? Wants My Space Dear Wants Your Space: You are asking an emotionally loaded question. While,rationally,five years should be long enough,clearing his room instead of maintaining it as a shrine may feel like abandonment to your adult child. Give Dustin a little more t ime to adjust like six months and then insist t hat he find a place for his things. That way it will be a little less traumatic. Dear Abby: During t hese hard times,may I tell you about my daughter? Every year at Christmas,I let our children pick one present for around $30 fort hemselves. They know that we dont have a lot of m oney and that Santa brings only a few presents. My daughter chose to g ive her Christmas moneto a charity so that a nother family can be blessed. Shes only 9,and she understands there aref amilies who are in more need than us. She truly is an angel for reminding me o f that. I went to our local food p antry and told them what my daughter wanted to do for Christmas. The director wrote her a letter of thanks and explained how manyf amilies her $30 would be helping. Im so proud of my girl. Sometimes it takesa child to remind us how all of us should act. Blessed in Illinois Dear Blessed: Yes,its t rue. But invariably it takes good parents to instill a s pirit of empathy and generosity in their children. So some of the credit belongs to you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known asJ eanne Phillips, and was f ounded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collectiono f Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send yourn ame and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Wife is alarmed that husband has quietly planned his funeral Dear Abby Courtesy photo Jessica Chastain in Columbia Pictures Zero Dark Thirty B y CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticU ntil the very end,she is described as The Girl. E ven after a relentless, decade-long pursuit that leads to the daring midnightr aid of Osama bin Ladens compound,even as she unzips the body bag to verif y that the bloody corpse inside is indeed that of the s lain al-Qaida leader,Jessica Chastains CIA officer character is defined primarily by her femininity in this maledominated world. I s probably a phenomenon Kathryn Bigelow unfortunately is acquainted with herself,being the rare woman in Hollywood making muscular action movies including 2009s The H urt Locker,winner of six Academy Awards including b est picture and director,the latter being a first for a woman. And so even as Zero Dark Thirtytakes an aesthetically stripped-downl ook at a hugely dramatic event,it shines with the integrity and decency of its central figure:a fierce young woman whos both dedicateda nd brainy,demanding and brazen. Of course it took billions of dollars over 10 years and a multitude of people many who gave their lives to make this mission a success. Bigelow and Hurt Lockerscreenwriter-producer Mark Boal have accomplished the difficult feat of taking all that time, travel,investigation and f rustration and depicting it thoroughly but also efficient-l y. The attention to detail,to getting it right each step of the way,is evident in everything from the dialogue tot he production design to the lighting. This is pure,unadorned storytelling,an effort to recreate what happened witha bsolute authenticity and zero excess. Methodical and detached as it is,Zero Dark Thirtymay actually leave some viewers a bit cold; there are plenty of moments of danger in crowded streets and claustrophobic questioning rooms,but some of the legwork is tedious and it doesnt always pay off. But the drama is inherent from the very beginning and the emotion sneaks up on you by the end. We know what happened,and we know why it matters. C hastains powerfully controlled performance a s pectacular showcase for this versatile actressmany talents and a long-overduel eading role is emblematic of the film as a whole. Her character,Maya (based o n a real person with some tweaks to protect the w omans identity),is described by colleagues as a killerupon arrival at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan,two years after the9 /11 attacks. Quietly reserved at first as she watches a colleague (the commanding Jason Clarke) rough up a suspect during an interrogation and Bigelow doesnt shy away from theb rutality of such torture, lets call it by its name M aya soon asserts herself with her exhaustive research and inner drive. We dont learn much about her since she has prac-t ically no personal life; what she does speaks for who she is. At a rare dinner out one night,a fellow female col-l eague (Jennifer Ehle,excellent as always) conspiratorially asks Maya whether shes messed around with a goodlooking co-worker of theirs. Maya is appalled by the very suggestion. Shes a professional. Besides,theres no time. Shes gotten a hold of a lead she cant shake:the notion that following one of bin Ladens couriers will lead to the elusive al-Qaida chief. Trails grow cold,yearsp ass,friends die in the line of duty and more attacks o ccur all over the globe. Pressures run high and time is against her; she finallyc racks and lets some raw feelings burst forth in a confrontation with her arrogant s uperior,played with perfect slickness by Kyle Chandler. A lso among the strong supporting cast are some actors in unexpected roles:Mark Duplass as a CIA officer! James Gandolfini as thea gencs director! But the discovery of a sprawling,heavily protected compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan,makes her suspicious and gives her hope. Bigelos extensive stagingo f the May 1,2011,raid is a prime example of virtuoso a ction filmmaking. Set in the dead of a moonless night hence the title, inspired by military jargon the Navy SEALsmission i s both massive and intimate, a mix of ominous aerial shots of stealthy Black Hawk helicopters and infrared vision in dark bedrooms andc orridors. Every bit of effort and emotion has led to this lengthy sequence,and were invested,too. Theres no riding off into the sunset once the mission is complete,no swell of inspirational music; Alexandre Desplats score is suitably understated,too. Just a few heartfelt hugs and some tears,all of them hardZero Dark Thirty is massive, meticulous Movie Review Zero Dark Thirty Rating: R (strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language) Running time: 157 minutes Review: (of 4 By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES The Civil War saga Lincoln, musical Les Miserables and comic drama Silver Linings Playbookboosted their Academy Awards prospects Wednesday with four nominations apiece for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. All three films were nominated for overall performance by their casts. Also nominated for best ensemble cast were the Iran hostage-crisis thriller Argoand the British retiree adventure The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Directed by Steven Spielberg,Lincolnalso scored individual nominations for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role as best actor, Sally Field for supporting actress as Mary Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens. Les Miserables,from The Kings Speechdirector Tom Hooper,had nominations for Hugh Jackman for best actor as Victor Hugos long-suffering hero Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway for supporting actress as a woman fallen into prostitution,plus a nomination for its stunt ensemble. Silver Linings Playbook, made by The Fighterdirector David O. Russell,also had lead-acting nominations for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as lost souls who find a second chance at love and Robert De Niro for supporting actor as a football-obsessed dad. Besides Lawrence,bestactress nominees are Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst pursuing Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty;Marion Cotillard as a woman who finds romance after tragedy in Rust and Bone;Helen Mirren as Alfred Hitchcocks strong-willed wife in Hitchcock;and Naomi Watts as a woman caught in the devastation of a tsunami in The Impossible. Joining Cooper,DayLewis and Jackman in the best-actor field are John Hawkes as a polio victim aiming to lose his virginity in The Sessionsand Denzel Washington as a boozy airline pilot in Flight. One of the years mostacclaimed films,Paul Thomas Andersons The Master,earned only one nomination,supporting actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman as a mesmerizing cult leader. 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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, December 14, 2012 SOURCES: U.S. SENATE; U.S. HOUSE; WHITEHOUSE.GOV; U.S. TREASURY; REGIONAL ORAL HISTORY OFFICE OF THE BANCROFT LIBRARYATTHE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY; THE WASHINGTON POSTAND THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER; CQ ROLL CALL; CHICAGO TRIBUNE; NEWS REPORTS; MCT2012: $16.07 trillion20115 10 15 $20 trillion 1971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201220132014 607 649 588 634 613 473 623 664 713 650 590 465 333 394 580 377 498 482 460 383 178 ANNUAL SURPLUS OR DEFICIT As a percentage of GDP PARTISAN VOTING Percentage of votes where a party voted unanimouslyBILLS ENACTEDINTO LAW Number of bills per session of Congress 2012 estimate: -7%-10 -8 -6 -4 -2 2% 19711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014 201220132014 19711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014 1 97119741981198519861987199019931995199619972001200820092011 9 2 ND 9 3 RD 9 4 TH 9 5 TH 9 6 TH 9 7 TH 9 8 TH 99TH 1 00 TH 1 01ST 1 02 ND 1 03 RD 1 04 TH 105 TH 1 06 TH 1 07 TH 108 TH 10 9TH 1 10 TH 1 11 TH 1 12 TH 1 13 TH P ARTY IN POWER N IXONCARTERREAGANBUSHCLINTONBUSHOBAMA FORD SENATE HOUSE0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40% 2011 2010 2 009 2008 2 007 2 006 2005 2 004 2003 2002 2 001 2 000 1999 1998 1997 1 996 1 995 1994 1 993 1 992 1 991 1 990 1 989 1 988 1987 1986 1 985 1984 1 983 1 982 1981 1 980 1979 1978 1 977 1 976 1 975 1974 1973 1 972 1 971 NATIONAL DEBT Republicans: 29% Democrats: 16% BYCAROLYNALER,JONATHONBERLIN,CHADYODERANDKIMGEIGERChicago TribuneAs Democrats and Republicans haggle over reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal clifby the Dec. 31 deadline,the divisive politics and economic consequences seem at once familiar and new.While Washington is no stranger to budget battles,the 112th Congress likely will be the least productive in history as measured by the number of bills passed. The struggling economy also has piled on the deficit,something that has strained congressional relations for decades. With deadline looming,wrangling over a deal reaches fever pitch Neither:2%President Obama:27%Both equally:12%No opinion:6% Q: Who will ge tt he blame if a deal is no t reached?Nov. 29-Dec. 2 telephone poll of 1,003 adults. Margin of error is +/3.5 percentage pointsPollCongressional Republicans:53% How we got here the back and forth House Speaker John Boehner announces Republican willingness to consider new revenue, but holds the line on raising tax rates. Congress returns to Capitol Hill for lame-duck session. Obama discusses the deficit in his weekly address: Im open to compromise and new ideas. But I refuse to accept any approach that isnt balanced. Obama discusses the deficit in his weekly address: Im open to compromise and new ideas. But I refuse to accept any approach that isnt balanced. N o v 6 N o v 7 N o v 1 0 N o v 1 3P resident Barack Obama re-elected. GOP maintains control of the House, Democrats the Senate. Obama says in his victory speech, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code. Obama says in his victory speech, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code. Obama meets with House and Senate leaders at the White House. Boehner proposes a two-step process: Avert going off the cliff b y agreeing to a deficit-reduction framework with binding targets to be worked out in more detail by the new Congress in 2013. Republicans say Democrats have f ailed to offer specifics on cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Democrats say Republicans s hould be the ones to propose the cuts since they are the ones insisting on them. Democrats say Republicans s hould be the ones to propose the cuts since they are the ones insisting on them. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promises a swift r esolution: This is not something were going to wait until the last day of December to get done. We have a plan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promises a swift r esolution: This is not something were going to wait until the last day of December to get done. We have a plan. A number of Republicans break with a nti-tax activist Grover Norquist and state publicly that theyll accept raising some taxes. N o v 1 6 W e e k o f N o v 2 5 N o v 2 6 Obama asks Americans to use Twitter, email and Facebook to pressure Congress to act. Obama asks Americans to use Twitter, email and Facebook to pressure Congress to act. Republicans accuse Obama of campaigning rather than negotiating. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meets with Hill leaders to present a White House plan: $1.6 trillion in new revenues over a decade largely from higher taxes on the wealthy plus future spending cuts. The proposal mirrors earlier White House offers including new stimulus spending, aid to help homeowners refinance mortgages and extended unemployment benefits. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meets with Hill leaders to present a White House plan: $1.6 trillion in new revenues over a decade largely from higher taxes on the wealthy plus future spending cuts. The proposal mirrors earlier White House offers including new stimulus spending, aid to help homeowners refinance mortgages and extended unemployment benefits. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell details a GOP counteroffer that the party would be open to new revenue along with an increase to the Medicare eligibility age. N o v 2 8 N o v 2 9 D e c 1 D e c 2 D e c 3 D e c 5 D e c 7 D e c 9Battle moves to S unday talk shows with Geithner s aying: Theres not g oing to be an a greement without r ates heading up. Battle moves to S unday talk shows with Geithner s aying: Theres not g oing to be an a greement without r ates heading up. Boehner says h e was flabbergasted b y an earlier deal offered by t he White H ouse. Boehner says h e was flabbergasted b y an earlier deal offered by t he White H ouse. Obama and B oehner meet face-to-face for t he first time since N ovember 16. Obama and B oehner meet f ace-to-face for t he first time since N ovember 16. B oehner offers a proposal in a letter to Obama; it includes caps o n tax deductions for the wealthy t hat could bring in $800 billion, a s well as $1.4 trillion in s pending cuts to Medicare, S ocial Security and other p rograms. G OP offers a deal to raise taxes on the w ealthy to defer l arger deficit talks to 2 013, when a d ebt-limit vote is l ikely to come up. Obama r esponds, Im not g oing to p lay that g ame. Obama r esponds, Im not g oing to play that g ame. Boehner says the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to s low-walk our economy r ight to the edge of the f iscal cliff. W hat it was:President Richard N ixons order unlinked the value of the dollar to gold,starting floating exchange rates.Politics:Other parts of Nixons p roposals were more politically charged,though this change was more far-reaching as it paved thew ay for an entirely new way to trade currency.W hat it was:The Congressional B udget and Impoundment Control Act set up the Congressional Budget Office and standing budget committees.Politics:T he battle between a Democratic Congress and Nixon was on the heels of Nixon holding back $12 billion in funds Congress h ad approved.What it was: Two bills,the O mnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 and the Economic R ecovery Tax Act of 1981 cut taxes and domestic spending and increased military spending.Politics: Conservative Democrats broke from their majority in the House to help the bills pass.What it was: The GrammR udman-Hollings Act set deficit targets and across-the-board cuts if t hey were not met.Politics: The bill received b ipartisan support,though it was later struck down by the Supreme C ourt,revised and passed again.What it was: The Budget E nforcement Act determined that spending or tax cuts could not add t o deficit. Politics: Tense negotiations b etween President George H.W. Bush and the Democratic C ongress partially shut down the government. The final deal included a tax increase,despite Bushs pledge.What it was: The Deficit R eduction Act raised taxes and cut spending following a presidential campaign that focused on the deficit.P olitics: President Bill Clintons first budget was a tough p olitical fight against members o f b oth parties. It passed by a narrow margin. 1971 GOLD/DOLLAR CONVERSION 1974 BUDGET POWER FOR CONGRESS 1981 REAGANS FIRST BUDGET 1985-87 BUDGET TARGETS 1990 PAY-AS-YOU-GO RULES 1993 CLINTONS FIRST BUDGETW hat it was:An impasse b etween the GOP House and Clinton shut down the government twice from November 1995 to J anuary 1996.Politics:T he Newt Gingrichled House pushed for steep nondefense cuts. A deal was reached, t hough it sidestepped haggling over a balanced budget.What it was: The Balanced B udget Act was the first budget legislation after Clintons re-election and with the GOP in control of the House and Senate.P olitics: Budget talks went quickly,with both parties looking to avoid intense fighting. They were helped by a growing economy.What it was: The Economic G rowth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act was the first of two tax cuts under President George W. Bush,which were extended under Obama in 2010.Politics: Republican majorities in both chambers allowed for rela-t ively easy passage. What it was: The Emergency E conomic Stabilization Act sought to contain the credit and subprime mortgage crisis.Politics: The bill failed an init ial vote in the House,forcing both parties to regroup. But stock market and political pressure helped another deal form within a week.What it was: The $787 billion p ackage of programs was designed to jolt the economy out of crisis. Politics: The effort passed along partisan lines. No HouseR epublicans voted for the measure; only three GOP senators supported it. What it was: A summer-long p artisan fight over raising the countrys debt limit resulted in the U.S. losing its perfect credit rat-i ng.P olitics: Both sides agreed to automatic cuts if further budget negotiations failed. Those cuts area contributing factor to the fiscal cliff. 1995-96 GOVERNMENT S HUTDOWN 1997 FIRST BALANCED B UDGET 2001 BUSH-ERA T AX CUTS 2008 BANK B AILOUTS 2009 THE S TIMULUS 1993 FIGHT OVER D EBT CEILING



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C M Y K Celebrating the sandwichPAGE1 2BHarder Hall tees offPAGE1 BTaveniere ends on down note for local teamsPAGE1 BNEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 1 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 77 61C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Intervals of clouds and sunshine F orecast Question: Are you going to ring in the new year? Next question: Which are you more concerned about the debt ceiling or the fiscal cliff? NASCAR Due to the holidays, the NASCAR page will appear in Fridays edition www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online O bituaries T helma Griffin Age 92, of Avon Park O bituaries, Page 3A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 23.9% No 76.1% Total votes: 71 Celebrations10B Classifieds9A C lubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs2A C rossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Deed Transfers5B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady11B Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Special to the News-SunTony Suazo is making the new year a little brighter for Special STARS by offering a CD promotion from his new release. Anyone who makes a $10 donation or more to Special STARS (a sports and recreational program in Highlands County forchildren and adults with disabilities)gets the Peace by PieceCD recently released by Suazo of Lake Placid. Peace by Pieceis a recording project by Suazo and Masaya. Masaya is the name of what Suazo defines as his studio band.They are the backing musicians that perform the basic tracks,and consequently are not available as a live band for performance purposes. The musicians featured combined with the backing musicians are essentially the Masaya sound at that moment in time. The next project will also be with Masaya,but it will be with musicians that happen to be contributing on that project at that time. The album Gales of the Equinox (Suazos first project),featured a completely different lineup in the Masaya band. According to Suazo, Peace by Piecewas an album long overdue. The project began around the year 2000,and was literally being pieced together as different musicians and influences occurred. Scheduling,time and limited opportunities kept the project from being finished until recently.The recording format was reel to reel tape (analogueand time is not kind to analogue tape. In 2012,there was an urgency to finish the project before the tapes got sticky. As a result,and in keeping with having different musicians perform on the project,I took some time off and pursued a vigorous recording schedule,which lasted a little over two years still,Suazo said. The musicians recorded ranged from the year 2000,with the majority of them recorded in 2010,2011,and completion Suazos album features 18 local musicians Courtesy photo Tony Suazo is featured in the Peace by Piece album cover. See SUAZO,page 7A B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Annie opened the Highland LittleT heatre 2012-2013 with laughter,music and dance. H ere are some of the productions coming up this year. Auntie Mameruns from Jan. 16 to 27. The show is a breezy comedy about a mad-c ap,scatterbrained,funny and flamboyant woman who g oes about raising her young nephew after he is left in her care upon his parents death.R osalind Russell,Angela Landsbury and Lucille Ball, h ave played Mame in the past. Sex Please,Wre Sixt W ill be on-stage from Mar. 20 to 31. It revolves around a question:What would happen i f Viagra is accidentally mixed with Venusia,a drug f or women? This production plays things for laughs. The men taking Venusia undergo menopause,complete with mood swings and crying jags.T he situation leads to plenty of misunderstandings and reactions with comic results. High School Musical 2 follows the highly popular High School Musicalwith the same toe tapping music.T he characters are the same, if a little wiser and facing d ifferent issues and choices. The play,in addition to making great music,explores the teen-agersworld. Three special programs are s cheduled in January and February: Jan. 12,Keith Allynn will present his stand-up routine in the Thakker Pavilion.A llynn who is well known for his impersonations of famous singers,was named Tribute Artist of the Year. Allynn has opened for Robin Williams, Chris Rock,and Tim Allen. Feb. 14-15 there will be a Make reservations n ow for 2013 See HLT,page 3A Top 12 stories of 2012 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.com1) The Aaron Doty Murder: Two young men,one 19,the other 22 years-old,beat 20 year-old Aaron Doty into unconsciousness on Sunday, June 10 in the middle of a crowded party. No one did anything to stop theb eating,or stop the men from leaving with Dotys body in the bed of a picku p. No one called 911. Some of the party-goers helped in the removal of Dotys body,which was set on fire in the woods. Doty was missing until Monday,June 11 whenh e was found after a search. Helped by friends,the two men accused of the actual beating fled to Orlando where they were apprehended after witnesses began to step forward.T hey are currently in custody without bond. In addition to the accused perpetrators,four other individuals have been arrested on charges ranging from tampering with evidence,abuse of a human body,and accessory after the fact. The Sheriffs Office continues i nvestigating. 2) Bringing the Sheriffs Office to Avon Park:F orced with making a choice between maintaining their own,indep endent police department or contracting with the Highlands CountyS heriffs Office to provide law enforcement services for the city residents split into emotional camps. Debate went on for weeks,city council meetings were packed,citizeng roups picketed city hall,and police officers and the Police Benevolent Association protested the decision. The issue of money in the end settled matters,the Sheriff promisingm illions of dollars in savings. On Saturday,Aug. 4,the city council voted unanimously to contract with the HCSO. The transfer took place Oct. 1. As of Dec. 31,the transition appears to be going smoothly.3) SFCC to SFSC:On July 1st South Florida C ommunity College became South Florida State College by adding a bachelor degree program. This was the third time the college grew into a new name. It opened in 1965 as theS outh Florida Junior College and expanded into the South Florida C ommunity College in 1984. Dr. Norman Stephens,the colleges t hird president,retires in the summer of 2013.4) Lake Placid the most interesting town in America:More than enough Lake Placid residents entered a Readers Digest Magazine contest describing thet owns unique variety of attractions and opportunities to earn Lake Placid the title of Most Interesting Town in America.It was the third title Lake Placid has won. 5) Sebring Centennial:2012 was not strickly speaking Sebrings 100th birthday because News-Sun file photo Aaron Doty was 20-years old when he was beaten to death at a party. Although there were many witnesses, no one stepped forward to stop the beating, or called 911. N ews-Sun file photo H eather Town saved her daughter by h olding her tight when they were thrown 200 feet by a tornado. Stories of justice, courage and celebration See YEAR,page 5A

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C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.com Dec. 29 151821314041x:2Next jackpot $15 millionDec. 26 1622243248x:5 Dec. 22 182035363739x:2 Dec. 30 716192733 Dec. 29 49212527 Dec. 28 36161728 Dec. 27 414222427 Dec. 30 (n 4332 Dec. 30 (d 4547 Dec. 29 (n 9471 Dec. 29 (d 6767 Dec. 30(n 400 Dec. 30 (d 460 Dec. 29(n 304 Dec. 29 (d 362 Dec. 28 610223814 Dec. 25 263842437 Dec. 21 3674413 Dec. 18 928304013 Dec. 29 3646505255 PB: 14Next jackpot $40 millionDec. 26 1113234354 PB: 4 Dec. 22 118353944 PB: 11 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center B y JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated PressPENDLETON,Ore. The stretch of rural Oregon interstate where a tour bus crashed through a guardraila nd plummeted 100 feet down a steep embankment is so notorious that state transportation officials have published a specific advisoryw arning of its dangers. Nine people were killed and more than two dozen injured when the charter bus veered out of control around 10:30 a.m. Sunday on snow-a nd ice-covered lanes of Interstate 84 in eastern O regon,according to Oregon State Police. The bus crashed near the s tart of a 7-mile section of road winding down a hill. It c ame to rest at the bottom of a snowy slope,landing beaten and battered but upright with little or no debris visible around the crash site. T he East Oregonian said it spoke with two South Korean p assengers,ages 16 and 17. Both said through a translator that they were seated near ther ear of the bus when it swerved a few times,hit the g uardrail and flipped. They described breaking glass and seeing passengers pinned byt heir seats as the bus slid down the hill. Both said that they feared for their lives. T he paper said that the teens,one of whom injured a k nee and the other suffered a broken collarbone,were staying at a hotel arranged by the Red Cross. More than a dozen rescue w orkers descended the hill and used ropes to help retrieve people from the w reckage in freezing weather. The bus driver was among the survivors,but had not yet spoken to police because of the severity of the injuries thed river had suffered. Lt. Gregg Hastings said the bus crashed along the west end of the Blue Mountains, and west of an area calledD eadman Pass. The area is well known locally for its hazards,and the state transportation department advises truck drivers that "some of the most changeable ands evere weather conditions in the Northwest" can lead to s lick conditions and poor visibility. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution andd efensive driving techniques,and warned that s now and black ice are common in the fall through the spring. The bus had been carrying about 40 people. St. AnthonyH ospital in Pendleton treated 26 of them,said hospital s pokesman Larry Blanc. Five of those treated at St. Anthony were transported too ther facilities. Blanc did not elaborate on t he nature of the injuries but told the Oregonian that the hospital brought in additionals taff to handle the rush of patients and did a lot of Xray imaging. I -84 is a major east-west highway through Oregon that f ollows the Columbia River Gorge. Umatilla County Emergency Manager Jack Remillard said the bus waso wned by Mi Joo travel in Vancouver,B.C.,and state police said the bus was en r oute from Las Vegas to Vancouver. A woman who answered the phone at a listing for the company confirmed with TheA ssociated Press that it owned the bus and said it was on a tour of the Western U.S. She declined to give her name. A bus safety website run by the U.S. Department of Transportation said Mi Joo Tour & Travel has six buses, none of which have been involved in any accidents ina t least the past two years. The bus crash was the seco nd fatal accident in Oregon on Sunday morning. A 69year-old man died in ar ollover accident on I-84, about 30 miles west of where t he bus accident took place. A spokesman for the American Bus Association said buses carry more than 700 million passengers ay ear in the United States. "The industry as a whole is a very safe industry," said Dan Ronan of the Washington,D.C.,-basedg roup. There are only a handful of accidents every y ear. Comparatively speaking,we're the safest form of surface transportation. S unday's Oregon bus crash comes more than two months after another chartered tour b us veered off a highway in October in northern Arizona, k illing the driver and injuring dozens of passengers who were mostly tourists from Asia and Europe. Authorities say the driver likely had am edical episode. C ourtesy photo The Mens Auxiliary of VFW Post 9853, Avon Park, played Santa to the resident veterans of three nursing homes on Dec. 22: Highlands Village Center in Sebring, Royal Care and The Oaks in Avon Park.Everyone in the homes were given gifts, but the veterans who served in the armed forces were especially honored. Bob Bright (from left), Bobby H endricks, Wally Schenk and Richard Reilly present veteran James Hamilton, a residen t o f Royal Care, with a gift. Playing Santa B y JEFF KAROUB Associated PressDETROIT Spoiler alert:This story contains words and phrases that some peo-p le want to ban from the English language. Spoiler alertis among them. So are kick the can down the road,trendingand bucket list. A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th a nnual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse,Overuse and General Uselessness. The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by northern Michigan's Lake Superior StateU niversity is based on nominations submitted from the United States,Canada and beyond. Spoiler alert,the seemingly thoughtful way to warn readers or viewers about looming references to a key plot point in a film or TV show,nevertheless passed its use-byd ate for many,including Joseph Foly,of Fremont,Calif. He argued in his submission t he phrase is used as an obnoxious way to show one has trivial information and is about to use it,no matter what. At the risk of further offense,heres another spoiler alert:The phrase receivingt he most nominations this year is fiscal cliff,banished because of its overuse by media outlets when describing across-theboard federal tax increases and spending cuts that economists say could harm thee conomy in the new year without congressional action. You cant turn on the news without hearing this,said Christopher Loiselle,of Midland,Mich.,in his submission. Ime qually worried about the River of Debt and Mountain of Despair. Other terms coming in for a literary lashi ng are superfood,'guru,job creators and double down. U niversity spokesman Tom Pink said that in nearly four decades,the Sault Ste. Marie school has banishedaround 900 words or phrases,and somehow the whole idea has survived rapidly advancing technology andd iminishing attention spans. Nominations used to come by mail,then fax and via the schools website,he said. Now most come through the university's Facebook page. Thats fitting,since social media has helped accelerate the life cycle of certain words and phrases,such as thisy ears entry YOLO you only live once. The list surprises me in one way or another every year,and the same way every year:Im always surprised how people still like it,love it,he said. Rounding out the list are job c reators/creation,boneless wingsand passion/passionate.Those who nominated the last one say they are tired of hearing about a compans passionas a substitute for providing a service or product form oney. 9 die as tour bus crashes on icy Oregon highway B y DAVID B. CARUSO Associated PressNEW YORK Some of the biggest names in rock nr oll were on the bill for the nationally televised -1212concert benefiting victims of Superstorm Sandy, but the charity in charge ofd istributing donations has been thinking small when it comes to doling out the $50 million-plus raised by Bruce Springsteen,Paul McCartney,the Rolling Stones and other stars. More than 160 organizations and counting have gotten shares of the Sandy relief funds collected so far by the Robin Hood Foundation,and many have been the type of small,grass-roots groups that seemed to be everywhere on the devastated New York and New Jersey coastlines in the initial weeks after the storm. Some of the grants have been small,too,but the foundation's staff said each has been designed to make a difference on a human scale. The list of grant recipients includes places like the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church,of Point Pleasant Beach,N.J.,which got $25,000 so it could install showers and beds for the stream of volunteers it has been deploying to helpr ebuild damaged homes. Numerous food pantries got grants to help serve thousands of hot meals. Another group got $25,000 for mak-i ng storage space available to families that need a temporary place to put salvaged possessions. Robin Hood gave a $100,000 grant to an operation called Rockaway Relief, hastily put together after the storm by James Brennan,a San Diego nightclub and restaurant owner who grew up on New York Citys floodravaged Rockaway peninsula. In the days after the catastrophe,Brennan hired tractor-trailers to send space heaters,water pumps and generators into the disaster zone. Then,he rallied volunteers to help rip out soggy walls and furniture. Since then,the group has repaired plumbing,electrical and heating systems in close to 100 homes,he said. This was really way over my head,Brennan said. But there is so much more that these people need. I could probably rattle off 500 families right now that dont have washer and dryers and haven o way of paying for them. The foundation gave another $150,000 to the Mennonite Disaster Service, which has been dispatchingh ome builders almost daily to New York Citys Staten Island and the Rockaways all the way from Pennsylvania. Volunteers,mostly rural farmers,leave Lancaster County,Pa.,at 4 a.m.,put ina full day mucking out homes and hanging drywall in the city,and then make the 170mile drive back to Pennsylvania at night,said MDS Executive Director Kevin King. So far,they have worked on 117 houses. e are looking to set up a long-term camp,King said. Founded in 1988 by a hedge fund manager,Paul Tudor Jones,the Robin Hood Foundation is one of New York Citys premier antipoverty charities. It spends about $125 million per year funding a wide array of food banks,schools,medical clinics,and other programs. List: No love for fiscal cliff, spoiler alert Money from Sandy relief concert being put to work COMMUNITYBRIEFS YMCA will host open houseSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA will host an open house rom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,Jan. 5. Free health assessments will be offered. Questions,call 382-9622.Traumatic brain injury support group meetsSEBRING New Beginnings,a support group for people dealing with traumatic brain injury,will be meeting for a get-together at6 p.m. Thursday at the office of H.A.L.L.O.,112 Medical Center Ave.,(behind H.R.M.C.). Everyone who has an interest in this group is invited to come and share their experiences The goal of the group is to create a positive,supportive setting and experience in which the traumatic brain injured person can address physiosocial and adjustment issues related to their injury. Patient fellowship,selfimprovement,education and social activities will be stressed. The group will be meeting every first Thursday of the month through April. Guest speakers and special outings will also be planned. The group is sponsored by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For other information please call 385-1196,e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O.,P.O. Box 7082,Sebring,FL 33872. Find the group on FaceBook at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Continued on page 5A DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013Page 3A spring lake golf 2x3 #000264514 special production in honor of Valentines Day,Called Love Songs and Letters to Loved Ones. It is a romantic m edley,perfect for the occasion. Feb. 23-24,local talent b rings the circus to life in the Drs. Thakker Pavilion as Tobys Clowns bring lighthearted laughter,smiles and love. Excellent for children. P lays have evening and afternoon performances,prod uctions in the Thakker Pavilion vary by event. Go to highlandslittletheatre.org for seasonal packages or more information,orc all 382-2525. HLT has busy season planned Continued from page 1A News-Sun file photo Annie opened the 2012-13 season at Highlands Little Theatre. Daddy Warbucks (Bill Davis) is distracted by the pouting of Annie (Larissa Meagher). MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, p/u; 00026375 A ssociated PressN EW YORK A Manhattan couple was facing weapons charges Monday after authori ties said they found a substance used to make bombs and papers titled The Terrorist Encyclopediain their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman,27,and her 31-year-old b oyfriend,Aaron Greene,were arrested on weapons-possession charges Saturday after officers with a search warrant discovered a plastic container with 7 grams of HMTD,a highly explosive white powder used in bomb making,police and prosecutors said. Also found in the living room were numero us written items containing instructions on the manufacture of explosive materials and b ombs,including a collection of pages that had a cover page entitled The Terrorist Encyclopedia,court papers said. According to the court papers,chemical precursors to HMTD also were found in thel iving room. Greene was held without bail after he a ppeared in state court in Manhattan on Sunday. Gliedman,who is nine months pregn ant,was awaiting an initial court appearance. It was not clear who will represent her in court. The whole situations sad,said attorney Lisa Pelosi,who represented Greene. She declined further comment. He is due back in court Friday. T he New York Post reported in its Monday editions that Gliedman is the daughter of a p rominent Manhattan doctor. It described her boyfriend as a Harvard graduate and anO ccupy Wall Street activist. The newspaper said police went to the a partment with a search warrant stemming from a credit card-theft case. It said weapons recovered included a flare launcher,a commercial replica of a grenade launcher,a 12gauge shotgun,ammunition and nine high-c apacity rifle magazines. NYC couple arrested; explosive substance found Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW. DEATHNOTICE T helma A. Griffin ,92,of Avon Park,died Wednesday night,Dec. 26,2012,at her residence in Fairway Pines. F ountain Funeral Home, Avon Park,is in charge of arrangements. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Public Library will host local author Millie Richmond for a meet-and-greet at 2 p.m. Thursday. Richmond,the author of two childrens books,will discuss the writing and publishing process. A retired elementary school teacher and reading specialist with more than 40 years of classroom experience,her goal is to encourage young people to read and write their own stories. Her books,Hildyand Daddys Gone,explore how children deal with hearing loss and the death of a parent,and are drawn in part from her own life experiences. Richmonds books can be purchased from Amazon or Barnes and Noble,and are also available through the Highlands County Library System. The book signing is free and open to the public. The Avon Park Public Library is located at 100 N. Museum Ave. For more information,contact the library at 452-3803 or visit the librarys website at www.myhlc.org Richmond, local author, to visit AP Library

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C M Y K B ut Floridas Supreme Court ruled recently that m otorists can play their c ar stereos as loud as they want. They struck down p arts of a state statute that b arred drivers from blasting car radios at a volume plainly audibleto someone 25 feet away. A court majority called t hat overreach and struck down parts of the law, s aying it infringed on the f reedom of expression. A Tampa lawyer who g ot a $73 ticket for violati ng the noise law brought the case. He was listening t o Justin Timberlake on his way to work one morning when stoppeda nd given the citation. He took the case to c ourt,challenging the las constitutionality, a nd it wound up going f rom circuit court to the 2nd District Court of A ppeal,which also found the law overly broad. T he decision upholds the 2nd District opinion, although the SupremeC ourt justices didnt cite the constitutionality argum ent. Instead,they f ocused on First Amendment rights that g uarantee free speech. Justice Jorge Labarga, w riting for the majority, s aid he was skeptical of the state's argument that s triking down the law w ould put in peril an e xemption for businesses and political speech. T hat's a reference to the s ound trucks deployed during political campaigns a nd often at sales events where loud music and screaming deejays are parto f protectedfree s peech,as well. He wrote that the states argument fails to explain h ow a commercial or political vehicle amplifyi ng commercial or political messages audible a mile away is less danger-o us or more tolerable than a noncommercial vehicle a mplifying a religious m essage audible just over 25 feet away from the v ehicle. So our advice:If you f ind loud music annoying, y ou might ask Santa for the cash needed to get y our car A/C fixed. That w ay,you can travel with windows closed and shutt ing out most of the ambie nt noise that surrounds you. Either that,or you can t ry playing classical music real loud on your o wn car stereo and scare a way teenage drivers in droves. Don't laugh t hat technique has been successfully used by shopping malls on them ainland to discourage l arge gatherings of teens l ate at night. Might we recommend a nything by Beethoven, Wagner and T chaikovsks classic 1812 Overture(you know,the one with the c annons for percussive emphasis). A n editorial previously published in the Miami Herald. Page 4AN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.comTO DAYSED ITORIALTODAYSLETTERS Stopped at a red light,the amplified sound emanating from the car next to you actua lly seems to rock the vehicle. For some motorists,that intrusive noise rises to the level of a public nuisance. 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155D AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com V ICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING A recommended play list We hear a lot of things about our founding fatherst hat are not true; some of what we hear is outright lies,others are omissions, either way we are not getting the whole truth aboutt hem. The reason is simple yet it will be hard for some to accept; others will simply refuse to receive this information. The answerl ies with people who want to control our lives and the direction this country takes. That,however,is another discussion in itself. D econstructionism,Poststructuralism,Modernism, M inimalism and Academic Collectivism are the tools of the revisionists. A per-f ect example is the lies told of Thomas Jefferson,such a s,he was a deist,he rewrote the Bible by taking out passages he disagreed with; neither of these are true. Jefferson signed ano fficial government document In the year of our L ord Christ,a document that dates Sept. 24,1807. This document is permis-s ion for a ship called the Herschel to proceed on its j ourney to the port of London. President Jefferson would never haven amed Christ as our Lord if he was a deist; he knew the Bible and knew that the t eachings of Jesus did not contain deist theology. He b elieved in Jesus as Lord, just as he states in that document. Jefferson turned to the Bible and his faith in Christ during his tryingt imes in life. When his daughter Mary (Polly he was found in his room by his granddaughter with the Bible in his hands. The lie that he rewrote his own Bible because hed id not agree with the virgin birth and the miracles p erformed by Christ could not be further from the truth. Jefferson actually wrote two studies on the Bible,the first was to beu sed for the evangelizing of the local Indians. Because of the culture of Indians, Jefferson knew the best way to reach the Indiansw as to rely on the words and teachings of Jesus and this was the reason of his first undertaking. The reasoning behind his second was for his own personal studies. Jefferson was a student of philosophy and believed that Christs t eachings were the highest of philosophical studies. He entitled this work The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.The term the Jefferson Bibleas so many have come to call his efforts to study his God would have angered him. Benjamin Franklin was a nother founding father who is labeled a deist; this also has no basis in histori-c al fact. Franklin was a great proponent of Bible use in public schools as at ext book to educate the next generation. In his lett er to Thomas Paine regarding Paines manuscript Age of Reason,Franklinw rote,that to have no belief in a particular P rovidence that knows, guards and guides His creation,is not the words of a deist. Mr. Franklin also urged the men at theC onstitutional Convention to retire for three days and a sk the Father of Lights for wisdom stating that he believed that nothingw ould come of the convention unless Gods hand was i n the process. Once again, these are not the words of a deist. L ast,but most of all not least is George Washington,he has of late come under the same attacks by historical revisionists. Theyh ave said that he was not as moral as history paints him; history is established by what we have in record from the era under study.A ll the historical evidence from written letters and c ommunication by Washington and those whok new him gives evidence that Washington was a moral Christian and a man of prayer. Those who say otherwise give us no evi-d ence from the time he lived. Rememberis in the Bible 170 times. He who controls the p ast controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.George Orwell,1984. Above quote is the reason behind revisionists. L arry Overfield is retired from Progress Energy and lives in Sebring. Does Obama weep for unborn babies?Editor: I am sure most Americans were stunned to hear of the massacre of 20 elementary school children and seven adults,plus,the killer who took his own life. All the TV and radio newspeople were advising the American people of the tragedy. Then our president came on TV and wept for these children and families of which I have to believe our president was not alone in his weeping for the lost lives of these children and adults. I wonder if our president weeps for the unborn babies when he approved monies for Planned Parenthood plus agreeing when an aborted baby survives the abortion, he approves the killing of the live child. Since the U.S. Supreme Court approved abortion in 1972,there have been 70plus million unborn babies killed in the womb and nothing heard about them from television and radio. I do not agree with the massacre of those young school children and adults. But neither do I agree with the killing of unborn babies in the womb. People who perform abortions are guilty of murder and the U.S. Supreme Court protects them. Charles Marr Avon ParkPositive events were missing from sectionEditor: Expecting some really up lifting interesting events in the special supplement WELCOME BACK,I was so disappointed. Do you realize that there were at least 10 very negative articles concerning murder and mayhem that occurred during my absence? I had expected some very positive,uplifting articles like the 100th celebration. Surely,you could have found articles that would have helped make your readers feel welcomed back to this beautiful area. I didnt get that message at all. Sorry,you didnt concentrate on the good happenings and events of the area. Nancy H. Bailey SebringKudos to Arcs Secret SantaEditor: On behalf of the employees of Ridge Area Arc,I would like to publicly acknowledge a gentleman who made a donation to the Arc with the instructions that it was to be given to the Arcs employees in appreciation for the work they do. The week before Christmas cash gifts were given to each of the employees. One employee whose husband had recently been laid off from work,said with tears in her eyes,that the first thing she did was put gas in her car. Another employee used her gift to purchase Christmas gifts for her kids. These were gifts that she would not have otherwise been able to afford. The Arc has been blessed during the past month when many individuals stepped forward to make contributions to the Arcs annual appeal,or purchased gifts for residents in the Arcs group homes who have no family remembering them at the holidays,or gave food and gifts to families adopted by the Aktion Club. We are grateful for the generosity shown toward the Arc and the individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the Arc. I was thrilled to play Santas helper for the third year by giving out the gifts to the employees,and as instructed,only told them that a Secret Santa admires the work they do. Thank you again for your generous donation. Rhonda Beckman,CEO Ridge Area ArcHighlands Bike Fest another successEditor: On behalf of the Highlands Pedalers and the Kenilworth Lodge,co-hosts of the Highlands Bike Fest,we would like to thank all of the local businesses and organizations,who helped the event grow by 36 percent this year. Riders,including our members,totaled almost 400. We appreciated the efforts of the Apostolic Church of Arcadia,Bike Sag,Bike Shop of Sebring,Boston Bill Sunglasses,Chicanes,Elite Velo Sports,Henscratch Winery,Jim Harris Photography,Natalies Juices,OK Bike Tours,Palm Diner,Publix,Road I.D.,Sun Cycle,and Velo Sante. Our bicyclists/tourists stayed in the Kenilworth Lodge,Inn on the Lakes,La Quinta, Residence Inn and the Hammock State Park. The Highlands Bike Fest bicyclists complimented the patient and polite drivers in Highlands County as they pedaled through the lovely country scenery. Rita and Bob Bennett Event Organizers Hats off to Kevin RobertsEditor: I want to commend you for your recent article regarding the Circle Theater and especially your comments regarding Kevin Roberts. I,among his many friends,enjoyed seeing some praises sung about him and his accomplishments. He is indeed a dreamer, catalyst,diplomat and pest and it took every one of those qualities to bring into existence such things as the Champion for Children Advocacy Center,the Avon Park Youth Academy,the Kinsey Cox Fund and all the many other programs and facilities that we now have due to Kevins leadership. Kevin is correct is saying that others were involved in making things happen,but the truth is not many of those accomplishments would now exist without Kevins enthusiasm and leadership and persistent drive to attain his goals. So let us take our hats off to Kevin for all that he has brought into our county for the benefit of Highlands County children. Those of us who love children and want to improve their lives are so grateful for Kevins passion to make things here better for our children. I have no doubt that the Circle Theater will just be one more accomplishment in the many Kevin has already on his list; thank you Kevin for all your dedication and hard work in making Highlands County a better place for our children. Kathrine Main Sebring Our Founding Fathers Bouquets C onsider This ... Larry J. Overfield

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C M Y K t he state legislature only met in odd-numbered years,the town was not officially incorporated until 1913 but that didnt stop people from cele-b rating. In fact,celebration was in order. While official incorporation waited a year, by 1912 a town government was at work and Sebring hada sense of place and personality of its own complete with a railway stop and post office. 2012 was filled with street d ances,parties,parades,bed races,special events and a special prayer meeting. At ime capsule was buried in Circle Park,containing documents and artifacts,likeP olice Chief Tom Dettmas official badge and an A merican Flag. It will be opened in 2112 (if the creek dont rise).6) James Hilton Parker III convicted of murder:After a five hour deliberation a jury found JamesP arker III guilty of child abuse and murder on Sept. 1 9. Parker was an Avon Park police officer on March 29, 2009. He was watching 20m onth old Kaedyn Short, daughter of his girlfriend J enifer Short,along with two other little girls while Short was at work. Just after midn ight he called Short reporting something wrong with Kaedyn. Rushed to the hospital with severe head trauma, Kaedyn was later moved to ah ospice where she passed away May 27,as a result of her injuries. Parker was sentenced to 30 years for child abuse and life for Kaedyns murder. Jenifer Short was charged with two felonies failure to reporta buse and neglect of a child and found guilty of both on Nov. 277) Altersbergers death sentence upheld:On Sept. 6,the Florida Supreme Court turned downJ oshua Lee Altersbergers appeal on his death sentence. In January of 2007 Altersberger,19 at the time, shot Florida Highway State Trooper Sgt. Nicholas Sotilled ead in cold blood. The majority of the jury (9 to 3 r ecommended the death sentence on April 9,2009 when Altersberger was foundg uilty.8) Elections: Many of the constitutional o ffices received no,or only token opposition. Supervisor of Elections Joseph Campball retired, triggering a crowded cam-p aign. Ultimately Deputy Supervisor Peggy Ogg won t he position. County Commissioner Barbara Stewart chose not to run for at hird term. Jim Brooks won her Avon Park seat. Avon P ark city council incumbent Paul Miller was defeated by Garrett Anderson,a first time c andidate. School Superintendent Wally Cox won a fourth term of office,but faced several candidates in the primary anda strong showing by Becky Fleck,assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and management information systems,in the general elect ion.9) County Administrator Rick Helms fired:Rick Helms had been a ppointed to county administrator when the former a dministrator Michael Wright was fired by the county commission in 2010.B y July 2012,it was clear Helms had lost the confid ence of the majority of the commission. On July 3, Helms was fired by a vote of3 to 2. It was a controversial decision for three main reasons. H elms had served the county well for 38 years,he had s tepped into the administrators position only because he had been asked by the commission,and he only had eight months left on his con-t ract. J une Fisher was named interim administrator immediately,and was offered a contract on Oct. 9. Fisher accepted the posit ion.10) Animal control regulationsp roposed:Sharp opposition met an a ppointed advisory commissions report on the state of loose animals and pet inocu-l ations in Highlands County. Emotions were running so high,and there were so many q uestions regarding the usef ulness,fairness and practicality that the commission tabled the issue into 2013. Some of the criticisms were the extra responsibilityi mposed on veterinarians,the cost of the program,and the i nhumanity of forbidding the feeding of wild cats,.11) The weather: Drought, tropicals torm, tornado:Lake levels fell to alarming l ows some boathouses,for example on Lake Jackson, were out of the water and s ome canals became nearly i mpassable. Unexpected rain in the fall,while not breaking the drought,helped water levels to rise. While the rain from T ropical Storm Debbie was welcome,the violent weather t hat came with it did a great deal of damage. Significant flooding out at t he Avon Bombing Range entered homes,for example, a nd for more dangerous,tornadoes touched down in the southern portion of the coun-t y. Heather Town died as her home was destroyed by a torn ado and the wind blew her and her three year old daught er AnneMarie 200 feet. Heather House died protecting her daughter with her body. The young child survived despite serious injuries.12) Three women saved lives while giving up their own: Weve spoken aboutH eather Town.Miranda Ming,19,had made it clear to her family and friends if she should die, she wanted her organs donat-e d to those in need. After dying in a solo car crash on Aug. 5,Ms Mings family made sure her last wish was carried out. Her generosityi mproved and saved lives many lives. Lori McKeena,39,was shopping in a convenience store the night of Aug. 3 when a motorcyclist was knocked off his bike and into the road. Ms McKenna rushed immediately to help the fallen motorcyclist. As she rendered aid,however,a vehicle,the driver not seeing her in the dark,struck and killed her. The motorcyclist survived with minor injuries. Organization.Country music is back at the Shrine ClubAVON PARK Country music will start again from 6-8 p.m. Thursday with the Fiddle PickinBand. The event will take place every Thursday evening during the months of January,February and March. Refreshments will be available. Cost is $4 single / $7 couple. The club is at 2604 State Road 17 South,just north of the Red Barn Furniture store.Art Uncorked Class offeredSEBRING To sooth your soul,the Highlands Art League is offering three Art Uncorkedclasses for nonartists (but artists are welcome also) on Jan. 8,10 and 15.Enjoy a fun,laid-back evening of creativity with wine and snacks offered; complete a project in one evening,led by a professional artist starting at 6 p.m. at HALs Visual Arts Center (1985 Lakeview Drive). The 2.5 hours classes are $35/each. To register or for more information,call 3856682 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.or g.Limited to 20 participants per class.International Wine Tasting event set for Jan. 12SEBRING The fifth annual International Wine Tasting,to benefit Highlands Art League,will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the historic Kenilworth Lodge,1610 Lakeview Drive. International wine will be paired with regional gourmet food samplings and micro brew,silent auction of art, beach get-away trips,unique gifts and more. Cigar samplings available for purchase. Tickets are $30 per person and available online,at the Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop,(1989 Lakeview Drive,Sebring),or by calling 385-5312. More information and ticket reservations at www.highlandsartleague.org.LPPD offers CPR, First Aid classesLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Police Departments next CPR Class is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,Jan. 8,and First Aid Class will be Tuesday, Jan. 15. Call for more information,call 699-3757. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013Page 5A cornerstone hospice 2x1 # 00026453 Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00026373 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com; 00026376 News-Sun file photo Highlands County animal control personnel register dogs found abandoned on the street. The county wants to establish stricter animal control regulations. Year in review Continued from page 1A News-Sun file photo One of several tornadoes that touched down in southern Highlands County on July 25, spawned by Tropical Storm Debbie. There was one fatality in Venus. News-Sun file photo Miranda Ming was 19 years o ld when she died in a solo car crash on Aug. 5. The donation of her organs, at her request, saved several lives and improved others. News-Sun file photo County administrator Rick Helms (lefted July 3 by thecounty commission in a 3 to 2 vote. 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C M Y K in 2012. The first track,Flight 001,was recorded in Japan and Hawaii with Suazos fel-l ow Navy musicians (horn section). After arriving here in Lake Placid in 2004,Suazo began listening to the local talent with hopes of eventual-l y playing in one of the local bands. Since that time,the majority of the musiciansw ho performed on the album are some of the finest local talents that Suazo has had thep leasure to play with. The Peace by Piece a lbum is all original rock, progressive rock and Latin style music featuring 18 oft he finest talents from the local area. All of them are c urrently playing live in the area. The artists featured on the album are Otis OBrien, drummer for the Redneck JoeB and; Jimmie Duke, piano/trumpet/saxophone w ith Uptown Country; Patsy Howard,soloist and also vocalist with Johnny andP atsy duo; Peggy EssexKlammer,violin/guitar with S teve and Peggy duo; Vic Anderson,trumpet with the Skylarks and also the music d irector for Highlands County Concert Band; Chuck White,alto/tenor/bari saxophones for GrooVus,Rick K. and the Allnighters,and TheD ennis Lee Show; Freddie Martinez,congas/latin percussionist at large; Dick Maley,drummer/vocalist with the Lakeland JazzO rchestra and Dick Males Jazz Band; Justin Curry, d rummer at large (formerly with Interlake and MainB and); Lew Dunham,drummer for GrooVus and Free 4M bands; Marti Capodiferro,vocalist of Marti CapodiferroE ntertainment; Becky Bice, vocalist at large; Belinda Decker,vocalist at large; Julia Kouragian Newell, vocalist with Rebound Banda nd Jewels in the Night Entertainment; Jose Rios, drummer (formerly with the Latin Heat band); Don Talbert,drummer at large(formerly with GrooVus); Dustin McCranie, vocalist (formerly with Interlake and Main Band); and introducing 13-year-old Kimberly Davis on the oboe. I am extremely grateful and thankful for those who gave their time and performances in contributing to this project,Suazo said. The songs themselves have been there practically forever,with the exception of a couple that were being writtenin the process,and not all of the songs made it on this album. The performances were as about as close to live but without an audience. It is a simple,'home grown' recording of songs captured by performances of the musicians through my emotions from my heart. I find the experiences and influences of other musicians add certain flavors and surprise elements to the music that keep the songs very exciting,Suazo said. Although my music is not 'commercial,' it is an expression of many entities from deep within. They are true, real experiences that manifest themselves through my music. Suazo was born in Yokosuka,Japan and raised in Albuquerque,N.M. He started playing guitar at the age of 16. Playing in numerous bands in a variety of musical styles,he quickly became proficient in lead and rhythm guitar. He attended the University of New Mexico,and soon after found himself on tour in Korea witht he band Five Easy Pieces and the Chico Show. U pon returning,he pursued his musical career in the United States Navy Music Program. He graduated from the Armed Forces School ofM usic in Little Creek,Va., and has had many demanding a ssignments in a variety of bands throughout his naval career. In 1986 he was theL eading Petty Officer for Navy Band Guam,and proc eeded to the U.S. 7th Fleet Band in 1988,where he led the contemporary music e nsemble Orient Express. He served in the Gulf War where the band was deployed play-i ng throughout the region in support of the troops. In 2 001,he was assigned to Pacific Fleet Band,Pearl Harbor,Hawaii,and was the Ceremonial Band conductor, Jazz Ensemble leader,andl eading senior chief. Suazos musical experie nce covers a wide range of musical styles. He has performed for numerous audi-e nces here in the States,the Far East,and Southwest Asia, i ncluding high level foreign dignitaries and military officials. He completed a 23-year N avy music career in 2004 and has since relocated to Lake Placid. A nyone wanting a copy of Suazos new CD release can m ake checks payable to Special STARS. Donations are considered tax deductible. Send checks to Special STARS,120 W.C ollege Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. The CD can be mailed o r picked up at the Special STARS office at the previously mentioned address. Form ore details,call Cindy Marshall at 452-1295,ext. 1 24 or email her at:cindykmarshall@hotmail.comor contact Suazo at geetart ones@yahoo.com. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013Page 7A Courtesy photo Tony Suazo (leftmusician Chuck White, of Sebring,who is also featured on Suazos new album recently released. Suazos album features locals Continued from page 1A Associated PressL OS ANGELES A 24year-old Los Angeles man was charged Monday with attempted murder after a homeless woman was set onf ire last week as she slept on a suburban bus bench, the district attorney's office said. Dennis Petillo is schedu led to be arraigned in Superior Court on the attempted murder charge and an additional count of aggravated mayhem,saidD eputy District Attorney Sean Carney. Carney will ask that Petillo's bail be seta t $1.03 million. Prosecutors say Petillo threw a flammable liquido n the 67-year-old woman then set her on fire last T hursday. She remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition,officials said. Police have released no m otive for the crime that shocked the San Fernando Valley community of Van Nuys,where the woman had made her home on thes treets for years. Neighbors set up a m akeshift shrine at the bench where the woman, whose identity has not been released,habitually slept. Locals said she was knowna s Violet and eked out a living by recycling cans. T hey described her as sweet-natured and never wanting to bother anyone.S he had turned down offers of help and efforts to get her into a shelter. I f convicted,Petillo could face a maximum sent ence of life in state prison. It is unknown whether he has retained an attorney. Man charged in burning of LA homeless woman MARTIAL ARTS (pp B lack; rt hand read top only; 00026387 W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 9.347"; 12.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars p/u; 00026391

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013Page 9A NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001918 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.: 9224 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-070-0030-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: ORANGE BLOSSOM LAND CO INC; DCP CAPITAL INC; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001917 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 property, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: Certificate No.: 9213 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0120-0340 D escription of Property: L OT 34 BLOCK 12 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: FREDERICK W TRUSCOTT ESTATE; 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 Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001916 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 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.: 9206 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0110-0230 Description of Property: LOT 23 BLOCK 11 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: DAVID C ROBINSON TRUSTEE; LILLIAN ROBINSON TRUST EE; 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 Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001915 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 certificaten 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.: 9201 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0100-0300 Description of Property: LOT 30 BLOCK 10 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: MARY A SWAN; 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 CommissionersB oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001912 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.: 9198 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0100-0210 Description of Property: LOT 21 BLOCK 10 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JOHN C LEAL; SELENA M LEAL; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001911 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 number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9193 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0090-0250 D escription of Property: L OT 25 BLOCK 9 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: PINOT IV LLC; 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 Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001910 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 follows: C ertificate No.: 9184 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0070-0360 Description of Property: L OT 36 BLOCK 7 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001908 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 foll ows: C ertificate No.: 9171 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0050-0130 Description of Property: LOT 13 BLOCK 5 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: JACK R GILTNER; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001906 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.: 9161 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0030-0780 Description of Property: LOT 78 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP INC; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 16, 2013 1055HighlandsC ounty Legals N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001905 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 property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9156 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0020-0380 Description of Property: LOT 38 BLOCK 2 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: S TEPHEN BUDD JOHNSON; 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 Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001904 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 prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 9144 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-050-0080-0090 D escription of Property: L OT 9 BLOCK 8 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 5, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 40 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: JOHN C SWEARINGEN; SHELLY SWEARINGEN; 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 Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. D ated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001903 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 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.: 9125 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-050-0030-0180 Description of Property: L OT 18 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 5, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 40 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: BECKY STAUFFER; 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 Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012.R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001902 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.: 9123 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-050-0030-0050 Description of Property: LOT 5 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 40 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: BECKY STAUFFER; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001901 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 number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9118 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-050-0010-0160D escription of Property: L OT 16 BLOCK 1 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 40 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: BECKY STAUFFER; 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 Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001900 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 follows: C ertificate No.: 9112 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-040-0220-0010 D escription of Property: L OT 1 BLOCK 22 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 4, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: I NES J FERNANDEZ; JAVIER LOPEZ; 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 Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 1055HighlandsC ounty LegalsNOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001899 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 follows: Certificate No.: 9107 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-040-0200-0020 D escription of Property: LOT 2 BLOCK 20 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 4, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: R ICHARD VAN DEBOGART JR; 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 Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, FloridaS ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring, Florida 33870. SALE DATE 1/25/2013 1995 PONT 2G2FS228S2219762 January 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-506 Division: Estrada IN RE: ESTATE OF DANNY B. HUGHES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DANNY B. HUGHES, deceased, whose date of death was October 30, 2012, File Number: PC 12-506 is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 26, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Penny L. Hughes 5965 Briggs Road Earlsville, NY 13332 Brigette L. Barker 12508 Vantage Point Lane Huntersville, NC 28078-7110 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Nicholas G. Schommer Attorney For Personal Representatives Florida Bar No. 221090 Email: ngspa@embarqmail..com or tinasharpe_law@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 December 26, 2012; January 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 12-926 Judge: Langford STEPHEN GARY SHAFFNER Plaintiff(s -vs.EDMUND H. DRAKE and PAMELA DRAKE, Husband and Wife Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: Edmund H. Drake Last Known Address 8802 North 85th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Pamela Drake Last Known Address 8802 North 85th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85260 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 7, Block 3, BLUFF HAMMOCK ESTATES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 15, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, o n the Plaintiff(s dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 30th, 2013, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 17, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Noelle Sims Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-411-GCS NORMAN ROBERTS, Plaintiff, vs. MATILDE SANDINO and JUAN I. ORDONEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment after Default entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: A portion of the East 1/2 of Section 31, Township 38 South, Range East, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 31, Township 38 South, range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida thence S 89 degrees 49' 23'' W along the south line of Section 31 a distance of 1801.01 feet to the East right of way line of the A.C.L. Railroad a distance of 1137.57 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 1 degree 52' 35'' E along the east right of way line of the A.C.L. Railroad a distance of 523.35 feet; thence S 89 degrees 49' 45'' a distance of 866.40 feet to the c enter line of the marl road; thence S 0 degrees 42' 05'' W along the center line of a marl road a distance of 523.14 feet; thence N 89 degrees 49' 45'' W a distance of 877.13 feet to the Point of Begninning, together with the perpetual right of ingress and egress over and upon the 50 foot wide right of way lying 25 feet wide on either side of the hereinafter centerline described a follows: Begin at the center of Section 29 Township 38 South, Range 30 East; thence S 0 degrees 02' 09'' W along the fractional 1/4 line a distance of 852.41 feet; thence N 89 degrees 49' 45'' W a distance of 599.56 feet to the centerline of intersection of another unnamed road in Section 29, Township 38 South Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, also: a perpetual right of ingress and egress over and upon that certain 66 foot wide right of way lying 33 feet on either side of the hereinafter centerline described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 29, Township 38 South, Range 30 East; thence N 0 degrees 05' 48'' E a distance of 36.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 89 degrees 49' 30'' W a distance of 2507.42 feet; thence N 72 degrees 12' 55'' W a distance of 155.95 feet; thence N 89 degrees 57' 00'' W a distance of 599.42 feet; thence N 0 degrees 01' 52'' E a distance of 1950.58 feet; thence N 89 degrees 49' 45'' W a distance of 2813.85 feet; thence S 0 degrees 57' 05'' W a distance of 2038.14 feet; then S 0 degrees 42'05'' W a distance of 4896.44 feet to the center of a 60 foot cul de sac and the terminus of said road. Said road being in Sections 29, 30 and 31, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida. Highlands County Parcel ID# C-29-38-30-010-0250-0000 At public sale in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse 430 S. Commerce, Sebring, Florida on January 9th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN ANY SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED on the 7th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686), at least seven days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 26, 2012; January 2, 2013 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 a ds per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the a d must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under t he Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real EstateVISIT OUR W EBSITE AT: n ewssun.com 863-314-9876 DEADLINE S ClassifiedA DJUSTMENTS ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14( additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSm erchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$175 0( additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE E MPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION 1050LegalsSubscribe to The News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001926 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.: 9345 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-100-0040-0030 Description of Property: LOT 3 BLOCK 4 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 10, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: SYED MOAZAM ALI; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001925 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 number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9344 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-100-0040-0020 D escription of Property: L OT 2 BLOCK 4 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 10, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: SYED MOAZAM ALI; 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 Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001922 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 follows: C ertificate No.: 9246 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-070-0070-0590 Description of Property: LOT 59 BLOCK 7 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 7, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: LOUISE BROWN GERARD; LOUISE BROWN; 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 Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty BlackburnM ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001921 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 number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9241 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-070-0070-0040 D escription of Property: L OT 4 BLOCK 7 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP INC; 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 Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001920 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 prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: C ertificate No.: 9231 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-070-0040-0230 D escription of Property: LOT 23 BLOCK 4 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 7, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP INC; 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 B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001919 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.: 9225 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-070-0030-0030 D escription of Property: LOT 3 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 7, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT B OOK 6 PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: O RANGE BLOSSOM LAND CO INC; DCP CAPITAL INC; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. D ated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013Page 11A HONDA CIVIC1995. Good Cond. $2,000. Call 863-452-1843 2002 NISSANFrontier Ext. Cab 4 cyl. 5 speed 96K miles. Very Nice! $5275 OBO. Call 863-202-6394 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. FREE KITTENSTo good home. 9 weeks old. Assorted colors. Call 863-452-6867 7520Pets & SuppliesQUALITY HORSEHAY Rolls & CATTLE "CALLIE BERMUDA" Rolls. Located behind Hammock State Park. For Information Call 863-446-5162 0r 863-445-0009 7500Livestock& Supplies SEBRING ESTATESale Dec. 30-Jan 3. 8 am to dark. 1126 Josephine Court. 1959 Morris Minor, drill press, band saw, generators, MIG welder, sanders, radial arm saw, wood lathe, metal brake, chainsaws, nail guns, wood, I-beam, angle, furn., dishes, housewares, hospital bed, electric scooter, blue print cabinet, electric motors, antique wench. Tons more! 30 years of accumulation! SEBRING -Jan. 3, 4, 5. 8-? Red Hat items, Clown figurines, lots of misc., off of Hammock Rd. 3230 Cedar Drive. SEBRING -1086 Lakeview Dr. Jan 4th and 5th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m lots of tools, furniture, misc. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! 1152 W. Anoka Lane, Thur Fri Sat, Jan. 3-4-5, 8Am ? Frun., Baby stuff, Household items, Sm. appliances. Golf clubs & Balls. Too Much To List! AVON PARKHuge Annual Community Center Yard Sale. 1401 Mont-De-Oca Rd. at the Knolls. Fri-Sat Jan 4 & 5, 8 am -2 pm. Coffee, donuts, sloppy joes, huge bake sale. Tools, furniture, household items, stackable & folding chairs, books Lots More! Good prices. 7320Garage &Y ard Sales MOTORCYCLE HELMETSilver color size small with fold down face shield. In v ery good condition. $40. 863-453-7027 MOTORCYCLE HELMETSilver color size medium, good condition, $25. 863-453-7027 KITCHEN SINKSteel Double Tub $10 863-655-3728 GUN CABINET Double lock, steel const. $60.00 8 63-655-3728 25 GALLONBarbeque Grill with 2 racks $100 Call (863 7310Bargain Buys SCROLL SAW$50. 8" Table Saw $50. New Router w/stand $75. Miter Saw $20. Call 863-452-6439 MODULAR OFFICE/STORAGESHED, well appointed. 13' x 30'. Fully insulated, covered porch, A/C/Heat, ceiling fans, Elec., carpet, blinds, hurricane proof. $8500 Incl. delivery. View at 19 Twin Lakes Rd. 863-991-2428 '82 250Honda Rebel Ask. $1500 OBO Newborn Girl clothes $.25-$.50 each Call (863 7300Miscellaneous 7000 Merchandise SEBRING IMMACULATENEWER 3/2/1. All tile, new paint, dishwasher, W/D, small screened in porch, extra large shady lot, lawn svc. No smokers/pets. $850 + last & sec. 863-773-3956 SEBRING -Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $650 Monthly. 863-446-1861 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished HousesBEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 3106/3113 Medical Way. 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2/2 $450 mo. New 1/1 $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs Or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953SEBRING -1& 2 BR, Tile floors, Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 $550/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARKCASA DE LAGO Fully Furn., Seasonal or Yearly. 2Br, 2Ba, 2CG w/ golf cart. Lg. Kitchen w/ open dining & living area. Community ctr. All Appl. (740863 6100Villas & CondosFor RentSEBRING NICE2/1 DUPLEX. Great location, washer & dryer in unit. $550/mo. plus $500 security to move in. Call 954-410-8844 or 863-451-1030. 2006 F ernway St. Ready first week of Jan. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING MOBILEHOME on its Own Lot. 2BR/1BA on S. Corvette. Completely remodeled & very pretty. Tile floors & new carpet, screen porch, large lot w/trees. REDUCED! $29,900. Call 863-382-8950 PALM HARBORSTILT HOMES Waterfront, Beach, 34 Years Experience www.plantcity.palmharbor.com John Lyons 800-622-2832 x210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes THE AVONPARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is currently accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director. Candidate must be able to manage all chamber activities and provide business members with world-class service and opportunities in an ever more challenging business, political, and economic climate. The Executive Director attends all Chamber events; directs all planning to carry out Chamber objectives; guides the development and implementation of the Chambers overall program of work; and serves as the strategic link between the Chamber and the community. Qualified candidates must be detail orientated, be able to multi-task and possess excellent writing, problem solving and creative solution skills. Must be proficient in use of computers, internet, social media a nd all Microsoft Office programs. Annual salary based on level of experience. Must possess a High School diploma, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Drug test and background check required. Apply directly at the Heartland Workforce OneStop Career Center, 5901 US 27 South, Sebring Fl. Deadline Is January 11, 2013. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 MEDICAL ASSISTANTNEEDED for B usy Family Medical Practice. Exp. necessary. Fax resume to 863-382-3533 DR'S OFFICEin Lake Placid seeking Receptionist & MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Send reply to Box 119, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. LOCAL RANCHSEEKING Candidates for the positions of full time Herdsman & part time Office Secretary. For full job descriptions & requirements, email ranch@morenofirms.com EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort K eeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001943 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 number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as foll ows: Certificate No.: 9579 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-160-0570-0270 Description of Property: L OT 27 BLOCK 57 ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 6 OF T HE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: ADELINE FRANCOIS; DEFILIA GENA; 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 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001942 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 foll ows: Certificate No.: 9551 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-150-0490-0100 D escription of Property: L OT 10 BLOCK 49 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 15, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 10 PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: H AROLD E JOHNSON; LOIS W JOHNSON; 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 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001941 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 number and year of issuance, the description of the prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9497 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-121-0030-0010 D escription of Property: L OT 1 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12 REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 72 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: CHARLES ALAKIJA; 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 Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001940 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.: 9491 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0240-0150 Description of Property: L OT 15 BLOCK 24 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: R ICHARDS FAMILY GROUP INC; 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 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 23rd day of January, 2013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001939 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.: 9490 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0240-0020 Description of Property: LOT 2 BLOCK 24 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: G LADYS B SHEPHERD; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001938 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.: 9489 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0230-0250 D escription of Property: L OT 25 BLOCK 23 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: NANCY M OGBURN; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001937 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.: 9488 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0230-0210 Description of Property: L OT 21 BLOCK 23 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: CLAUTIDE JEAN PIERRE; JAMES JEAN PIERRE; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001936 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.: 9487 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0230-0190 Description of Property: L OT 19 BLOCK 23 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: H OME EQUITY MTG CORP; 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 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 23rd day of January, 2013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001934 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.: 9482 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0220-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 22 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: S HAWN O' HARA; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001933 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.: 9478 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009T ax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0210-0070 D escription of Property: L OT 7 BLOCK 21 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: CLAUDETTE M SIMPSON; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001932 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.: 9475 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-120-0180-0200 Description of Property: L OT 20 BLOCK 18 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JAMES J STEWARD SR; 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001930 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: C ertificate No.: 9454 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-110-0080-001C Description of Property: L OT 1C BLOCK 8 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 7 PAGE 48 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JAMIE J QUIRK; 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 Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. D ated this 12th day of December, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001929 C HAPTER 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.: 9435 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-110-0030-0200 Description of Property: L OT 20 BLOCK 3 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 PAGE 48 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: CLAUD CURRIE; ELIZABETH CURRIE; 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 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 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk D ecember 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001928 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 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.: 9425 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-110-0020-0080 Description of Property: L OT 8 BLOCK 2 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 PAGE 48 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: LOUISE L KEEN; 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 Stat-u tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001927 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: Certificate No.: 9346Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-100-0040-0260 Description of Property: LOT 26 BLOCK 4 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 10, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: S YED MOAZAM ALI; 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 Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 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 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 **************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES **************************************** The following legal notices are from the H ighlands County Board of County C ommissioners and are being published in the f ont, size, and leading as per t heir specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Classified ads get fast results DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876 NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001914 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 prope rty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 9200 Year of Issuance: 05-22-2009 T ax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0100-0290 D escription of Property: LOT 29 BLOCK 10 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. N ame in which assessed: J OHN COEY LEAL; SELENA M LEAL; 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 Statu tes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2 013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED 11001913 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: Certificate No.: 9199 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0100-0230 D escription of Property: LOT 23 BLOCK 10 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed:D OROTHY M REEVES; 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 Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 11001907 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.: 9169 Y ear of Issuance: 05-22-2009 Tax ID: C-24-35-28-060-0050-0050 D escription of Property: LOT 5 BLOCK 5 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 6, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: INTERNATIONAL GROUP DEVELOPERS CORP; 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 23rd day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013 1 055HighlandsCounty LegalsDUMMY 2013 NEWS EDITOR 2X6 AD # 00026406DUMMY 2013 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00026405AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00026394 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00026395

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C M Y K News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE Top left: Maria Tataris, the defensive predator, was always on the lookout for her prey of yet another dig during a season in which she totaled 246 of them. Top right: Samantha Phypers value to the Lady Dragons went from her block and kill totals, 2 9 and 62 respectively, to her senior leadership for the young squad. Below: Lindsey Whittington was the Administrator of the Assist this season for the Lady Blue Streaks. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 2, 2013 By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was another exciting and eventful autumn on the volleyball courts in Highlands County this past season. With a young bunch of newcomers getting stronger as the season went along in Lake Placid, a veteran roster in Avon Park that worked out the kinks and reached the state playoffs along with a Lady Blue Streak squad that battled through injury to turn in another solid season. And of course, while they were team efforts that paved the way to each teamssuccesses, there were those that stood out for their leadership and abilities on the court. In Lake Placid, with a roster full of fresh-starting talents, seniors Samantha Phypers and Shelbi Bertram were instrumental in helping them grow on the varsity level. They both were exceptional captains and were con-s tantly trying to bring this young team together with team bonding and encouraging words, Green Dragon head coach Linette Wells said. They brought alot of heart, teamwork, confidence and inspiration to the court. They also certainly added plenty on the court, both with outstanding serve percent-a ges and their share of aces Bertram had 26 and Phypers 23. They each showed their h itting prowess, as Bertram had 65 kills and Phypers 62, w ith the pair then showing d ifferent key aspects as Phypers was a strong defensive presence at the net as well, garnering 29 blocks, while Bertram moved her defensive wares to the back row with 96 digs. That sort of senior leadership and versatile ability was also seen in Avon Park senior Teresa Devlin, a four-year starter with the Lady Devils. Her precise and powerful serves tallied a county-high 46 aces on the season, while she showed she could contribute at the net, with 72 kills, as well as the back row, to the tune of 158 digs. Devlin took the diversity even further, adding 42 assists and 10 total blocks for the year to really buffer up her stat sheet. eresa was the team captain and helped us on the court and always kept our heads up, Avon Park Libero Maria Tataris said. She bettered us with her positive 2012 All Heartland Volleyball By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt is that time of year again. As the calender turns itspage on the dawn of a n ew year, that means the prestigious Harder Hall Womens Invitational is right around the corner teeing off Thursday and running through Sunday. This 58th edition of the event will, as always, feature some of the top amatuer women golfers from literally all over the world and in a rare occurence, will see two past champions competing for a shot at a second tournament title. 2010 champion Kyle Roig, who survived a brutally cold, windy and rainy final round, including a playoff hole against new LPGAphenom Lexi Thompson, to claim her crown is back. The Plantation A merican Heritage grad is now in her sophomore year as a member of the UCLAgolf team and was selected to play for her native Puerto Rico in the 2012 World Amateur Team C hampionship. Joining Roig in search of a second Harder Hall championship is 2011 champion Ashleigh Albrecht who set a course record with a 63 in the first round of her quest that year. The University of Kentucky senior wrapped up her junior year with a scoring average of 76.22, the fifth lowest in program history. She finished first individually at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational, and earned four top-10 finishes in just nine events. Albrecht currently holds the Kentucky career record for par or better Harder Hall tees off tomorrow News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE 2011 Harder Hall champion Ashleigh Albrecht will be back to vie for her second title in the 58th edition of the prestigious amateur event. See COUNTY, Page 3B S ee HARDER, Page 3B Courtesy photo The Highlands Eagles 2012 Super Bowl Championship Junior Varsity team were honored guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, Dec. 29. Head coach Cliff Howell, left to right, and players Cole Howell, Fish Taylor and Akem JnPiere are pictured with their coveted Super Bowl trophy. Sports Talk airs Saturdays immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Schedule guests for the Jan. 5 show are the Blue Streak girls golf team and Sebrings Pro Trucks Racing champion Gerald Campbell. Eagles talk Super Bowl on Sports Talk By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com and ERIKACORD News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was more hustle and bustle than hustle and flow Saturday as the Taveniere Tournament title game saw DeSoto outlast Sebring 57-47. The host Blue Streaks, having won both of their previous outings in the three-day event by double figures, looked to set the tone early, with and inside bucket from Luke Ancrum and two from Gary DeMarest. But the visiting Bulldogs, having seen both their previous wins come down to the wire, including Fridays double-overtime victory over Homestead, were not going to go away easily. They fought back to even things up, in a low-scoring first quarter, at six-apiece, before Decaris Jones hit two free throws and a three to close out the first period and stake the Streaks to an 11-6 lead. But from then on, it was DeSoto that kept pulling away, though not exactly in demonstrative fashion. Both teams ratcheted up the defensive pressure, and yet both offenses kept racing out at breakneck speed. Racing too rapidly, whipping passes into tootight windows or lofting passes that leaping defenders swooped in to steal. Yet the Bulldogs were able to inch their way further and further ahead, riding a 20-13 second-quarter tilt to a 26-24 halftime lead, and a 14-9 run to make it a 40-33 game after Taveniere ends on down note for Blue Streaks, Red Devils See HOOPS, Page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Conner Cook and the Blue Streaks fell to DeSoto in Saturdays Taveniere Tournament final. The weekly NASCAR page will run in the Friday, Jan. 4, Sports section of the NewsSun

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C M Y K Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Jan. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost this month is $32, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign-up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message at 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the restaurant.Winter LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department announces that the 2013 Winter Softball L eagues will start the week of January 14. Leagues will include Womens, Church a nd Recreational and are open to all a dults and youth, 16-years and older. Registration and fees are due by Monday, Jan. 7 No Exceptions! Fees are $375 per team that includes a $15 sanctioning fee for the year. For any further information please call Bob Keefe at 381-8284 or leave a message at 402-6755.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 format 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 and an auction. Registration begins on Saturday, Jan. 5. At this point, Alan J. Holmes of Edward 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 (386he FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACAand is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, for dedication to the FACAand for outstanding coaching accomplishments. Dont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.LP Senior SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently holding practice on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Lake June Ballfield. If you are 50+ and enjoy playing t he 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.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. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England1240.750557331 Miami790.438288317 N.Y. Jets6100.375281375 Buffalo6100.375344435 South WLTPctPFPA y-Houston1240.750416331 x-Indianapolis1150.688357387 Tennessee6100.375330471 Jacksonville2140.125255444 North WLTPctPFPA y-Baltimore1060.625398344 x-Cincinnati1060.625391320 Pittsburgh880.500336314 Cleveland5110.313302368 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1330.813481289 San Diego790.438350350 Oakland4120.250290443 Kansas City2140.125211425NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-Washington1060.625436388 N.Y. Giants970.563429344 Dallas880.500376400 Philadelphia4120.250280444 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1330.813419299 Carolina790.438357363 New Orleans790.438461454 Tampa Bay790.438389394 North WLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay1150.688433336 x-Minnesota1060.625379348 Chicago1060.625375277 Detroit4120.250372437 West WLTPctPFPA y-San Francisco1141.719397273 x-Seattle1150.688412245 St. Louis781.469299348 Arizona5110.313250357 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Sundays Games Tennessee 38, Jacksonville 20 Carolina 44, New Orleans 38 Buffalo 28, N.Y. Jets 9 Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 17 Pittsburgh 24, Cleveland 10 Indianapolis 28, Houston 16 N.Y. Giants 42, Philadelphia 7 Chicago 26, Detroit 24 Tampa Bay 22, Atlanta 17 San Diego 24, Oakland 21 San Francisco 27, Arizona 13 Seattle 20, St. Louis 13 Denver 38, Kansas City 3 Minnesota 37, Green Bay 34 New England 28, Miami 0 Washington 28, Dallas 18 End of Regular SeasonAFC LeadersQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Manning, DN58340046593711 Brady, NE6374014827348 Rthlsbrgr, PIT449 284 3265268 Schaub, HOU54435040082212 Rivers, SD527 338 36062615 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD J. Charles, KC2851509 5.391t5 A. Foster, HOU3511424 4.14615 Ridley, NE2901263 4.44112 Spiller, BUF2071244 6.0626 C. Johnson, TN2761243 4.594t6 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD A. Jhnsn, HOU112159814.360t4 D. Thoms, DEN94 143415.371t10 Wayne, IND106135512.8335 Welker, NE118135411.5596 A. Green, CIN97135013.973t 11NFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt A. Rodgrs, GB552371 4295398 Griffin III, WAS393258 3200205 R. Wilson, SEA39325231182610 M.Ryan, ATL615422 4719 3214 Brees, NO67042251774319 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN34820976.082t12 Morris, WAS33516134.839t13 M. Lynch, SEA31515905.077t11 Do. Martin, TB31914544.670t11 Gore, SF25812144.7378 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD C. Johnsn, DET122196416.1535 B. Marshll, CHI118150812.8 5611 Witten, DAL11010399.4363 D. Bryant, DAL92138215.085t12 R. White, ATL92135114.7597PlayoffsWild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Cincinnati at Houston, 4:30 p.m. (NBC Minnesota at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (NBC Sunday, Jan. 6 Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS Seattle at Dallas-Washington winner, 4:30 p.m. (FOX Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore, Indianapolis or Cincinnati at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS Dallas-Washington winner, Seattle or Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (FOX Sunday, Jan. 13 Dallas-Washington winner, Seattle or Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX Baltimore, Indianapolis or Houston at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 AFC, TBA (CBS NFC, TBA (FOX Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBCSuper BowlSunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBSEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York219.700 Brooklyn1614.5335 Boston1416.4677 Philadelphia1417.4527.5 Toronto1120.35510.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami208.714 Atlanta199.6791 Orlando1218.4009 Charlotte723.23314 Washington424.14316 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago1612.571 Indiana1713.567 Milwaukee1613.552.5 Detroit1122.3337.5 Cleveland725.21911WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio248.750 Memphis198.7042.5 Houston1614.5337 Dallas1219.38711.5 New Orleans723.23316 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City236.793 Denver1715.5317.5 Minnesota1413.5198 Portland1514.5178 Utah1517.4699.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers256.806 Golden State2110.6774 L.A. Lakers1515.5009.5 Sacramento1119.36713.5 Phoenix1120.35514 ___ Saturday's Games Atlanta 109, Indiana 100 New Orleans 98, Charlotte 95 Toronto 123, Orlando 88 Brooklyn 103, Cleveland 100 Chicago 87, Washington 77 Oklahoma City 124, Houston 94 Memphis 81, Denver 72 Minnesota 111, Phoenix 107 Milwaukee 104, Miami 85 Portland 89, Philadelphia 85 Golden State 101, Boston 83 Sundays Games San Antonio 111, Dallas 86 Detroit 96, Milwaukee 94 Sacramento 118, Boston 96 L.A. Clippers 107, Utah 96 Mondays Games Charlotte at Chicago, late Memphis at Indiana, late Miami at Orlando, late Atlanta at Houston, late Brooklyn at San Antonio, late Phoenix at Oklahoma City, late Tuesdays Games Dallas at Washington, late Portland at New York, late Sacramento at Detroit, late Atlanta at New Orleans, late L.A. Clippers at Denver, late Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Sacramento at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Portland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL30922090330.1 Anthony, NYK23515268428.5 Durant, OKC26624182428.4 Harden, HOU22225475526.0 James, MIA28511772625.9 Westbrook, OKC21714762221.4 Aldridge, POR22911257021.1 Wade, MIA18511148820.3 Lee, GOL26010262220.1 Curry, GOL2159962120.0 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE13822336114.4 Randolph, MEM12720833512.4 Howard, LAL11124435511.8 Asik, HOU9525434911.6 Hickson, POR11619330911.0 Lee, GOL9424734111.0 Noah, CHI10219429610.6 Chandler, NYK12817930710.2 Faried, DEN13019432410.1 Jefferson, UTA6624531110.0 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS2630211.6 Paul, LAC312929.4 Holiday, PHL272408.9 Vasquez, NOR302648.8 Westbrook, OKC292518.7 Williams, Bro292257.8 Calderon, TOR312367.6 Parker, SAN302207.3 Lawson, DEN322216.9 Nelson, ORL221516.9 James, MIA281926.9 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC31842.71 Conley, MEM26632.42 Jennings, MIL29622.14 Westbrook, OKC29622.14 Rondo, BOS26511.96 Harden, HOU29531.83 Kidd, NYK26471.81 T. Young, PHL31561.81 Lin, HOU30541.80 Walker, CHA30541.80 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC29873.00 Sanders, MIL28832.96 Hibbert, IND30822.73 Howard, LAL30762.53 Duncan, SAN31782.52 Lopez, Bro23542.35 Smith, ATL26572.19 Noah, CHI28592.11 Lopez, NOR30632.10 McGee, DEN32662.06BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETSWaived G-F Josh Childress.FOOTBALLNational Football League DETROIT LIONSPlaced DT Sammie Hill on injured reserve. Signed DL Jimmy Saddler-McQueen from the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSPlaced WR Terrance Copper on injured reserve. Signed WR Junior Hemingway from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSActivated DL Jermaine Cunningham. Signed WR Kamar Aiken and DB Malcolm Williams from the practice squad. Released DL Ron Brace. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSAgreed to terms with coach Sean Payton on a multiyear contract extension.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey League AHLSuspended Bridgeport LW Brett Gallant three games for leaving the players bench on a legal line change to start an altercation during a Dec. 27 game at Connecticut. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERSSignedD Dallas Jackson to a professional tryout contract. CONNECTICUT WHALEReassigned D Jyri Niemi and D Steven Delisle to Greenville (ECHL ECHL ECHLSuspended Trentons Justin Taylor pending a review and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Dec. 28 game at Reading. Fined Trentons Matt Mangene and Readings Danick Paquette an undisclosed amount for their actions in the Dec. 28 game. Suspended Bakersfields Tyson Gimblett and Stocktons Teigan Zahn pending a review and fined them undisclosed amounts for their actions in a Dec. 28 game. Fined Toledos Cody Lampl an undisclosed amount for his actions in a game against Cincinnati. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.7: Girls Basketball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.7: Girls Weightlifting vs.LaBelle,5 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Fort Meade FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at All Saints Academy, Noon; Girls Soccer at All Saints Academy,10 a.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Kathleen,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Kathleen,6 p .m. W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Florida at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 p p . m m . T ennessee at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013Page 3B attitude. And while every team is g reatly benefitted by those who do a little bit of everything, they are taken over the top by their specialists. Not to say that these players couldnt, or didnt, contribute their share of other stats and team-helping plays. More it was their specific abilities that lead to eye-popping numbers in one main category for each. Such as back-row predator Tataris, Avon Parks defensive specialist, who prowleda round behind the front line just waiting to pounce upon any potential dig that came her way. S ure, she added 23 aces, 10 kills and 40 assists on the season, but it was her calling card of quick and agressive back-row patrolling that lead to a whopping 246 digs for the year. Not only was she an amazing passer, her motivation during the games is what she really brought to the team, Devlin said of her teammate. She never gave attitude and always tried to pump everyone up when they made a mistake. Up on the front row for these specialists was Sebring middle Meghan Lollis, wheret he 6-foot-2 senior was the f igurative (and somewhat literal) long arm of the law. She could use those long limbs to reach low, 37 digs, or high, 37 blocks, but it was the combination of arms, lets, leaping abiity and timing that propelled her to a kneeknocking (for opposing defenders) kill total of 152. Meghan was all around the best teammate you could ever have Sebring setter Lindsey Whittington said. She was easy going, but serious when needed. She practiced hard and it showedw hen she came t o play But of course for Lollis, and for any team, those kills come also as the result of a solid and slick setter which Sebring certainly had in Whittington. As with all the players on this All-County team, Whittington could also do a little bit of everything, adding 31 aces, 49 kills, 45 digs and six blocks, but it was in setting up the offense that she was the Dealer of Dishes, the Starlette of Sets, the Administratoro f Assists. Lindsey is a great setter and she was always willing to try new sets, Lollis said. Such as when I wanted to run a quick set such as a slide. Whittington totaled a jawdropping 476 assists on the season. She works very hard at giving her hitters perfect sets and doesnt settle for just an ok set, Lollis continued. I consider Lindsey to be very selfless she puts the team first, and she handles the pressures that are put on a setter very well. She is defiantly a leader And while this is the starting six that make up the News-Suns All-Heartland volleyball team, dont think that there werent plenty of other candidates that certainly made the choices that much tougher. Highlands University Prep senior Kayla Selander certainly capped off her long run on the varsity squad with a superior season. Antoher all-around talen t, Selander totaled 32 kills, 73 digs, 59 aces and 97 assists, while garnering deserved recognition by being selected to play in the FACAAll-Star V olleyball game. Ashley Chacon, Otisha and Otaysha Smith and Marina Torres of Avon Park all made s ignificant contributions to the Lady Devils season. Bella Carabello, Allie M ann and Jordan Hinkle were all key cogs for Sebring and of that young core that broke onto the scene for Lake Placid, Breauna Corley, Mary Grace Bates, Jacalyn B aldwin and Rachel Alejandro showed that they w ill be getting mentioned her plenty in the coming seasons. Continued from 1B County has plenty of potential all-stars News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE Above left: Shelbi Bertram recorded 65 kills as an outside hitter for Lake Placid, but got the job done back line of defense as well, with 9 6 digs on the year. Above right: Meghan Lollis was a s trong presence at the net this past season, garnering 37 blocks and an impressive 152 kills. Left: Teresa Devlin could do whatever was needed, whether a kill at the net or a dig from the back row. rounds with 18 through just three seasons. So the field is already stacked from the top, and doesnt fall off much, if at all, with a virtual plethora of negative handicaps on the entries list. Roigs -2.3 and Albrechts -1.4 are impressive enough, but there are even lower handicaps out there, including a -4.2 for Shannon Aubert of Champions Gate and the 3s from Ali Cowan and Kelsey McDonald, of Midland, TX and Stirling, Scotland respectively. Then there is the sister combo from Midgeville, GA, Ashlan (-3.0Taylor Ramsey (-3.1 to make some noise. Players from Canada, the UK, Colombia, Mexico and China give the tournament itsusual international flair, while a handful of local talents will test their games against this top-flight field. Those include Avon Parks Paige Moffat, Sebrings Savana Fisher, Kendall Griffin and Jude Stewart, as well as Erin Fitzpatrick from Wauchula and Athena Yang of Winter Haven. The forecast looks to be clear and on the cool side, as far as playing conditions over the next few days. But as any fan of the Harder Hall Womens Invitational knows, the competition will be heated throughout. Continued from 1B Harder sees two past champs vying for another title News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Kyle Roig is in her sophomore season at UCLA, but returns to Florida for a shot at her second Harder Hall title. Her motivation during the games is what she really brought to the team. TERESADEVLIN Lady Red Devil

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C M Y K Special to the News-Sun T uesday, Jan. 1 Activity: New Years Day Hike, approx. 6 miles (approx. 3.5 hrs. Saddle Creek Park to Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Eileen Valachovic at 863-956-2145 for meet-up time and other information. Saturday, Jan. 5 Activity: Chapter Meeting, Nature Walk and Pot Luck Lunch at Mosaic Peace River Park, located on CR 640 (Homeland-Garfield Rd.f of US-17, in Bartow. Anature walk on the board walk through the park forest followed by our bi-monthly meeting, pot luck lunch and Activity Planning Session at the picnic pavilion. Bring a dish to share for the pot luck based on last names beginning with A-H Salad, I-Q Main Dish, R-Z Dessert. Also, an outdoor folding chair, along with sun and bug protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, Jan. 12 Activity: Bike Ride, 20 miles round-trip on the Suncoast Trail in Odesa. Starting from McDonalds parking lot at 16250 SR-54 at the intersection with Suncoast Pkwy., ride the Suncoast Trail to Starkey Park where we will take a short break. Bring a helmet, water, snacks and/or lunch. Contact Teresa Newgent at (813 newgt7@yahoo.com Saturday, Jan. 12 Activity: Trail Maintenance at the Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area. Located east of Avon Park in Polk County, five miles south of Frostproof, and is part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest which was purchased by the state to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. M eet at north gate entrance. Bring hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact Rose or Jim Kellermann at 863-676-2889 for meet-up time, location and other details. Wednesday, Jan. 16 Activity: Day Hike (6-7 miles) at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Lakeland. Meet at the park Office on Tenoroc Mine Rd. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, Jan. 19 Activity: Trail Maintenance at Green Swamp East, Lakeland. Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles g ate will be on your right. Contact Janice Anderson, b y phone at 813-345-1609 or email scroggie@aol.com for meet-up time and other information. Sunday, Jan. 20 Activity: Nature Walk at the Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland. An approximately threemile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Liane Plumhoff at 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26 Activity: Camping at Ft. Clinch State Park. Contact Teresa Newgent for more information at (813 882-9558 or email newgt7@yahoo.com Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013w ww.newssun.com FTA January Activities three. Sebring had itsshare of chances at the line during the final eight minutes, but went just 4-of-11 on freebies and went just 12-of-30 f or the game. Though DeSoto wasnt doing itself any favors with a 5-of-17 from the line in the fourth and 11-of-29 for the game. But the Bulldogs solved the Blue Streak press for enough breakaway baskets to maintain the lead and arrive back in Arcadia with the Taveniere Tournament title. Sebring is back in action Friday, Jan. 4, with a crosscounty contest at Avon Park.Devils fall short in OTA von Parks last game of the Tavinere Tournament had a sorry ending for the Devils, with a final score of 49-41 after being put into o vertime by the Lake Region Thunder. Avon Park had bounced back from a tournamentopening loss to Sebring Thursday with a lopsided win over Ft. Meade Friday. The hard-fought finale on Saturday was one for the record books, although not officially on the regular season docket, and keeps the h opes of the Devils high. Down early, Avon Park kept pace so as to not let the Thunder get too far out in front. And in the second half, the Devils made their move, g ot back into it and gave itself a chance for the win. e didnt really start p laying hard till the second h alf. We are a young team, and weve got to keep that in mind. Avon Park head c oach Marty OHora said. e didnt really make smart basketball plays tonight. W ith a score of 35-35 at the end of the fourth quarter, Avon Park had a chance at victory in overtime. With the four minutes of extra time given to the teams, Travis Lawton decided to make something of it, scoring two baskets in overtime, putting Avon Park up by one point with a score of 39-38. Although they couldnt quite keep up, with Lake Region pulling ahead and then hitting a three-pointer i n the last seconds of t he g ame to clinch it. e need to work on our turnovers, OHora said. e arent a physical teams o we are getting killed on the glass. T he Devils leading scorers of the night were Alfred B rown with a whopping 16 points thought the game, G us Owens with 11 points, and Tyrone Perry with five points. The Devils get back into regular season play in a nonconference, though always emotional match-up with Sebring Friday night at Avon Park. Continued from 1B Hoops back in action Friday News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrone Perry and the Red Devils pushed Lake Region to o vertime Saturday, but couldnt stop the Thunder from getting the win. The Associated PressLess than 24 hours after the regular season ended, NFLfirings began at a furious pace. In a span of about 90 minutes before lunch Monday, coaches Andy Reid, Pat Shurmur, Romeo Crennel and Chan Gailey were let go by their teams after losing seasons. None of the moves were surprising, and more are expected. The Jets decided to keep their coach, Rex Ryan, but fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum. The Browns made it a clean sweep, dismissing GM Tom Heckert along with Shurmur. Reid was the longest tenured of the group, let go after 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Gailey was dumped after three seasons with the Bills, Shurmur after two in Cleveland and Crennel was coach of the Chiefs for onef ull season. Jacksonville fired GM Gene Smith. Reid among 4 NFL coaches sacked in firing frenzy MCTphotos R omeo Crennel of Kansas City and A ndy Reid of the Eagles were among the first to go as the NFL moves into firing season. Clevelands Pat S hurmur and Buffalos Chan Gailey w ere also dismissed by their respective teams, while Rex Ryan survived the cut in New York.

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C M Y K A ug. 10 Kenneth R. Heiring to Tina J. Wood,L3 Blk E Lake JacksonH eights,$92,000. Violet H. Heyer to Stanley L. Belcher,L32 Blk 3 VenetianV illage Rev.,$32,000. Glenn D. Mihlfeld to Lanny W. Nixon,L21 Blk 53 PlacidL akes Sec. 6,$200,000. Avon Park Estates Corp. to Edward Fuentes,PT L6 Blk 26A von Park Est.,$22,500. Avon Park Estates Corp. to Avina M. Birt,PT L11 Blk 29A von Park Est.,$21,500. Avon Park Estates Corp. to David J. Lambert,PT L2 Blk 43A von Park Est. Unit II,$42,900. Avon Park Estates Corp. to Novia E. Harrington,PT L6 Blk3 4 Avon Park Est. Unit II, $24,900. Lake Placid Development C orp. Inc. to Laurence C. Mullins,L4 Blk 109 Placid Lakes Sec. 15,$12,900. L ake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Hayden Newallo, L11 Blk 185 Placid LakesI ndustrial Park,$15,000. Lake Placid Development C orp. Inc. to Christopher Robinson,L16 Blk 42 Placid Lakes Sec. 19,$12,900. L ake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Wendy Francesconi,L3 Blk 93 PlacidL akes Sec. 14,$12,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Lyndon O. Dawes,L 19 Blk 174 Placid Lakes Sec. 16,$12,900. Lake Placid Development C orp. Inc. to Ernest G. Halliday, L1 Blk 22 Placid Lakes Sec. 2, $10,400. L ake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Jose Isidro MartinGuerrero,L5 Blk 285 PlacidL akes Sec. 20,$12,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Shanti Jankie,L 47/48 Blk 18 Placid Lakes Sec. 2,$27,500. Lake Placid Development C orp. Inc. to Lisa Hurlock,L5 Blk 272 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $12,900. L ake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Joan Reid,L23/24 Blk 261 Placid Lakes Sec. 20,$ 26,800. Lawrence Wilson Williams to Steven M. Guelff,L17/18 Blk 42 nd Resub of Hoffmans Grove Add to Lake Stearns Florida/Others,$106,000. M eredith F. Brown to Keith H. Urweider,L1 PT Prairie Oaks Phase I 2nd Replat,$176,500. E dward F. Guerin to Philippe E. Gadea,L11 Francis Sparta Est.,$76,500. R onald L. Heller to Guy E. Rains,L410 Fairmount Mobile Est.,$46,000. A lice B. Hart to George Banich,PT L15 Blk 281 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $102,500. Gale Venable to Amado Islas, L2 Lorida Country Est. Unrec, $40,000. Bryan G. Marley to Bean Properties LP,L13 Blk 69 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $20,000. Karen Harris to Kyle W. Sager,L25 Heiring's Sub, $22,000. Thomas Stewart Singletary to George A. Hall,Unit 101 Verona Villas,$23,100. Amelia C. Puppala to Emma P. Brown,L15 Blk 190 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 17,$7,500. George P. Russo to Mark D. Davis,L16-18 Blk 267 Lake Sebring,$124,900. Aug. 13 Gregory Turek to Yvonne Colon,L18 Blk 50 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2,$5,000. Lakic Enterprises Inc. to William Jaroszewski,L140 Sebring Ranchettes,$1,400. DFC Loan Funding Co. to Kin Wah Tang,L8 Blk 164 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $13,600. Iberiabank to Anselmo Islas, L6489/6490 Avon Park Lakes Unit 20,$65,000. Howard E. Smith Jr. to Jeffery A. Gourley,L7 Blk 6 Altamont Place Add 3,$52,000. Keith H. Urweider to Gregory L. Denes,Tract B Jindra Sub, $480,300. Victor Berrios to Noel S. Durrance,L49 Denise Heights A dd,$37,000. Viola M. Johnson to Glenn E. R ieben,L34B Vantage Pointe, $95,000. Clinton Dubey to William D. E lwell,Unit 11-C Casa Del Lago Condo Phase 11,$98,400. John A. Salyers to William D. E lwell,Unit 5-A Casa Del Lago Condo Phase 5,$97,000. Annette Mangiero to David Mangiero,L5/6 PT L4 Lake Charlotte Shores,$50,000. Aug. 14 Bank of America to Catherine Bannister,L30 Blk ZZ Fairway Lakes Spring Lake,$8,500. M anuel A. Zurita to Robert Nolan Johnson,L30/31 Blk F Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 3, $75,000. Beverly C. Burke to David R. Haba,L1 Blk 28 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres,$13,000. Sebring Lake Development Group to Willard D. Campbell, L31/32 Blk 26 Sebring Lakes Unit 2A,$63,000. Elizabeth Northrop to Ronald Centers,L13 Blk 36 SebringH ills South Unit 2,$62,000. Edward A. Murphy to James A. Everson,L14 Blk 63 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3,$40,000. Aug. 15 Bank of America to Guibert P eralte,L18 Blk 64 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 2,$3,500. Stuart Cassell to Nawal Aboul-Hosn,L2 PT L1/3 Blk CC rescent View,$135,000. Avon Park Estates Corp. to M arcel A. Donato Jr.,PT L14 Blk 32 Avon Park Est.,$21,500. Avon Park Estates Corp. to Joyce Elaine Bell,PT L3 Blk 17A von Park Est.,$21,500. Lake Placid Development C orp. Inc. to Curtis Bipat,L4 Blk 223 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $14,900. Lake Placid Development C orp. Inc. to Winston Garcia,L7 Blk 38 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $ 16,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Milton Harris,L8 Blk 5 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $13,900. L ake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Vishnu Jacob,L4 Blk 11 Placid Lakes Sec. 2, $17,900. R aymond C. McKenzie to Gary William Kingshott,L20 B lk ZZ PT Fairway Lakes Replat,$115,000. Virtulin Watkis to Traci L. Farris,PT TR 46 Hillside LakesE st.,$84,200. Bank of America to David R. H aba,L9 Blk 69 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8,$53,100. Billie Haneline to Terry Filippelli,L25/26 Blk 1 Citrus L akes Colony,$12,000. Jim Reed to Clarence A. S trickland,PT Lucas Lake Est. Sebring,$1,000. Claris B. Eversole to Barbara A. Buss,L10/11 Highlands Park Sec. E,$45,000. Lawrence E. Wildrick to Mark J. Winslow,L9 Blk 283 Placid Lake Sec. 20,$179,000. Denise Grimsley to Bobby W. Williams,L19 Kingswood Manor Townhouses,$69,900. Steve Schuler to Mark Schuler,L11 Sebring Shores Dev. Sec. 3,$35,000. Aug. 16 Bank of America to Larry S. Brown,L272 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club,$5,500. William Eric Rowe to Ralph V. Barnhisel,L11 Blk FF Spring Lake Village VI,$70,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Dong V. Nguyen,PT Sec. 12-36-28,$67,200. Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. to Charlton T. Blain,L13 Blk 51 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3,$78,000. Aug. 17 Linda Sue McGhee to Laura I. Suarez,PT L11-13 Blk 92 Lakewood Terrace,$154,900. Richard D. Morgan to Ronald D. Walkington,L56 Blk 258 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 20, $105,000. Glen A. Huchison to Mark D. Howell,L1 Country Club Lake Est. Replat,$112,000. William R. Musselman to Angie Fales Peacock,L12 Crumphall Sub/Easement, $ 20,000. Brenda Flinn to Brian Keith H ott,L306 Fairmount Mobile Est.,$28,000. Howard E. Smith Jr. to Jeffrey A Gourley,L10 Blk 6 Altamont Place Add No. 3,$52,000. J ohn B. Roberts to Daniel Bohannon,L15/16 Blk 114 Lakeview Place Sub,$75,000. Alicia Dorko to William Federer,L6 Blk 1 Sunset ShoreS ec. A,$132,000. CNL Funding 2000-A LP to ARC RTSBGFL001,PT L2-6 B lk 305 Lake Sebring/Other/Easement, $1,562,300. Brantley Construction Inc. to Jeff Kelly,Unit 212 LakeshoreC ondo,$189,000. Carrie McClelland to Warren S cott Handley,L12 Blk 11 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $49,000. C harles McKibben to Tiffiny Barnes,L8466/8467 Avon Park Lakes Unit 26,$72,000. G erald E. Tyler to James Raymond Trust,L90 Blk 342 S un'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,$274,000. R aymond W. Guzauskas to Paul D. Giles,L20 Blk 6 Temple T errace,$71,900. Vicki R. Longhini to Teresa Kelly,L48 Villages of HighlandsR idge Phase VIIB Sec. 1, $ 204,500. Sylvia Nesheiwat to Lily Kircher,L7 Blk 98 Placid Lakes S ec. 14,$4,000. Alfred V. Romanik to Lily As, L858 Sebring Ridge Sec. D, $190,600. Aug. 20 Polly O. Hayes to Lizina L amb,L2/3 Blk 9 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D,$3,000. R ussell E. Leonard to Marianne Jean Jacques,L16 Blk 67 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $7,500. Sandra P. Deeds to Joshua A. Morales,L29 PT L27/28 Blk 1 61 Sebring Highlands,$34,000. Joyce L. Leer to Maria Blas Cruz,L4517/4518 Avon ParkL akes Unit 14,$95,000. Carl K. Kicklighter to Charles E. Killingsworth,L17 Blk EE Spring Lake Village V, $125,000. Juli A. Klein to David Wesley Chandler,TR 19 Blk 8 River Ridge Ranches Unrec,$131,100. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Charles L. McKibben, L9253/9254 PT L9255 Avon Park Lakes Unit 28,$37,500. Secretary of Housing & U rban Development to Land Bankers Inc.,L1/2 Blk 18 A vocado Park Sub,$20,000. Land Bankers Inc. to Community Christian Church ofS ebring Inc.,L1/2 Blk 18 Avocado Park Sub,$35,000. S ecretary of Housing & Urban Development to Steven Anthony Craig,L15/16 Blk 222 Carva Hills,$45,000. Aug. 21 Heartland National Bank to Corazon Mendez,L7937/7938 PT L7939 Avon Park Lakes Unit 25,$90,000. Juan Oscar Gonzalez to N ancy E. Bates,L26 Blk 3 Sebring Hills South,$2,900. Bankunited to Jerry Aeschliman,L8 Tyson's Lake F ront Park Lots,$143,000. Florida Premier Properties Inc. to Florida Premier Properties,L32 Blk 8A Orange B lossom Est. Unit 7,$3,000. Phyllis A. Wester to Angelika Farmer Gerber,L8 Blk 12 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1,$49,900. Marjorie Claire DeRose to J ames Pierce,L3 Rosewood Sub, $25,000. S ecretary of Housing & Urban Development to Investor Trustee Services,L43 Fiesta Villa,$21,200. L loyd W.Verhoeks to L. Stancil Raley,L8 Blk A Lake J ackson Heights,$90,000. Sandra Kaye Scholl to Susan Jane McCoy,L18-20 Blk 6 West Beach Sub,$32,000. J ohn C. Martin to Frank Mucciolo,PT L8 Blk 4 Pine Crest Lakes Pine Crest Lakes Country Club & Holly ShoresR eplat,$164,500. Highlands Independent Bank t o Elizabeth Salinas,L16 PT L17 Blk 66 PT Tract U Town of Sebring,$37,300. J ohn H. Miller to Mary R. Plante,L9/10 Blk 289 Lake S ebring,$150,000. Aug. 22 F edeal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Omar Valle,L65 Sebring Shores DevelopmentS ec. 3,$27,000. Albert A. Beaudette to David Jassir,L19 South Bear Pointe, $514,000. Edmond Mark Faulman to Federal National Mortgage Assn.,L1023/1024 PT L1022 Avon Park Lakes Unit 3,$ 142,900. Andrea J. White to Hartigh Terrance,L2 Blk 250 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $50,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Susan B. Watson,L16 Blk 32 L ake Haven Est. Sec. 2,$67,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Latoya S. Jackson,L718 Sebring Ridge Sec. C,$92,000. Dominick Pagano to Frank W. N arki,PT Sec. 6-36-28/Others, $150,000. James R. Swindle to Frank W. Narki,PT Sec. 6-36-28/Others, $150,000. A nna B. Mathis to Charles E. P rokuski,Unit 401 Lakeshore Tower 1 Condo,$39,000. Shirley Twiggs to Philip D. S mith Jr.,Unit 11-B Golf Patio Villa Sub,$65,000. H elen K. Young to Lathan C. Smith Jr.,L7 Ward Est.,$6,000. F redy Wiles to Roberto Fernandez,PT L33 Blk 250 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit1 3,$28,000. Aug. 23 D aniel German to Hillard L. Manus L P,L16/17 Blk 2 Lorida H eights Replat,$58,000. Robert Lansing Padgett III to Matthew W. Laye,L19/20 Blk 17 Pine Crest Lakes Pine CrestL akes Country Club & Holly Shores Replat,$235,000. F ederal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Scott F. Gunn,Unit 2 Wedgewood Villas Condo, $45,000. T erry Heston to John M. Roberts,L19 Blk 35 Town of Avon Park Sec. 22,$151,000. Tracy King MacCornack t o Sergio Pena,L611 Las Palmas Resort,$11,500. F ederal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Lake Forest Investments,PT L1 Blk BO range Heights Sub,$34,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Jeff Williams,L7 PT L6 Blk 11T own of Avon Park,$60,000. Jorge Alejandro Zmud to Bonnie Lee Bast,L9/12 Blk AF airway Lakes,$5,000. Aug. 24 L athan C. Smith Jr. to Leslie Smith,PT L7 Ward Est.,$3,000. Grant Rowe to Edge C heercenter Inc.,PT L9/10 Blk 27 Town of Sebring,$283,700. Kristin R. Fitch to Heartland N ational Bank,PT Sec. 32-3630,$78,500. Jose G. Rolon Rivera to T homas W. Smith,L1 Blk 185 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 17, $5,500. S tephen R. Horowitz to Walter F. Montz,L4 Sylvan Shores Sec. E,$75,000. S tephan Robert Collins to Jonathan E. Mercill,L24142 416 Avon Park Lakes Unit 8, $50,000. Central Bank to Paul V. T roup,Unit 3-G J Shores Townhouses,$44,500. Deborah Hoffman to Paul W. C onverse,L23 Blk 87 Placid Lakes Sec. 8,$3,000. Alejandro Tirado to Wanda W hitaker,L15-17 Blk 42 Placid Lakes Sec. 4,$165,000. Frederick M. Adams to Gayla L awrence,L569 Sebring Ridge Sub Sec. B,$70,000. Aaron R. Seppala to Josefa C ontreras,L3 PT L2 Blk 4 Lake View Heights,$7,500. Carol L. Kleisner to Thomas E Nemitz,L5 Blk P Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 3,$87,000. Melanie L. Hass to Barbara L. F letcher,L1091 PT L1092 Sebring Hills,$87,500. A ug. 27 Federal National Mortgage Assn. to SRP 2011-7,Unit 6B riarwood II Villas Condo, www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013Page 5B DEEDTRANSFERS Continued on page 6B

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C M Y K $10,400. F annie Mae to Francisco Castizo Ortiz,L55 Blk D Hillside Lake Est.,$30,000. H ome Solutions Partners IV REO to Transportation Alliance Bank Inc.,L5 Blk A LakeJ osephine Heights Replat, $25,700. Frances Johnette Rodriguez to R ussell G. Woodworh,L10/11 Blk 1 SunN Lakes Est. Sec. 4, $56,500. J ennifer Jeanne Frick to Russell G. Woodworh,L10/11 Blk 1 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 4,$ 56,500. Raul Gomez to Salvador Esquivel-Cisneros,L33 Sun'NL ake Trailer Sites Unrec Sub, $14,000. Timothy J. Garman to Janelle M iller,L12 Blk 23 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. C,$50,000. TD Bank to REO Properties T wo LP,L99 Sebring Oaks, $41,800. TD Bank to REO Properties T wo LP,L6 Blk 15 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 12,$55,400. Jerry Mumper to Wilfredo R. Fernandez,L36 Valencia Acres Sub,$21,000. G olden Kidd to Howard Chad Pritchett,PT Sec. 24-3430/Others/Easement,$33,000. K yle W. Sager to Marcus J. Gilroy,L26 Heirings Sub, $55,000. J eri Canale to Randall Grimes,L56 Blk 2 Martha Est., $30,000. J ohn W. Scott Jr. to Ismael Leon Torres, L3317/3318/3359/3360 Avon P ark Lakes Unit 11,$87,000. DMX Enterprise Inc. to David Levine,L7 Blk K Spring LakeV illage IV,$2,400. A ug. 28 Robert A. Rivenes to David W. Baker,L318 Sebring Hills,$ 67,900. Jeremi Justin McClellan to Forrest H. Hilton,L2989/2990P T L2988 Avon Park Lakes Unit 10,$2,000. Highvest Corp. to John I oannidis,PT L3/4 Blk 12 Town of Avon Park,$725,200. Catherine J. Whitney to C harles T. Cash,L39 Blk B Sebring Park,$125,000. George R. Mezori Jr. to G eorge R. Mezori Jr.,L124 Golf Hammock Unit III,$50,400. A ug. 29 Fannie Mae to Ann O. Fesser, L106 Sebring Hills,$34,000. J oshua Ferrante to Earnest Vaughn,L12 Blk 17 River Ridge Ranches Unrec,$54,500. R oy C. Brooker to Virginia Pauline Rye,L19 Blk 3 Sebring Shores Development Sec. 2,$ 38,300. Steven G. Kinney to Jack L. Crandall,L22 Blk U Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 1,$103,000. Nationstar Mortgage to Scott A. Morris,L12 PT L13 Blk 99 Lakewood Terrace,$32,500. Asad Sawar to Curtis K. Ivy Jr.,L3 Blk 749 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 15 R1,$208,000. William Frank Redmon to Chass Inc.,L29 Blk 2 Villa Road Sub 1st Add,$20,100. Pamela J. Webb to Deborah Lynne Dillon,L10 Blk 282 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13,$76,000. Jerry S. Morey to William C. Kolhoff,L46 Blk 31 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4,$172,000. Aug. 30 Willis S. Chandler Jr. to R.J. Keen Investments,L86 Blk 143 Placid Lakes Sec. 11,$43,000. CBC Affiliates to William L. Murphy,PT Tract 9 Blk 26 River Ridge Ranches Unrec,$160,000. Megan Murphy Bronson to CBC Affiliates,L26 Blk E Spring Lake Village III, $160,000. Angelia Mack to Connie L. Riddle,L48 Lake Sebring Est./Other,$50,000. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to David V. Edwards,L9 Blk 2 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9, $78,000. Leonora J. Wildfeir to Barbara Wildfeir,L11 Blk 269 Placid Lakes Sec. 20,$4,000. Alice Acevedo to Raymond P. Nicholson,L8063/8064 Avon Park Lakes Unit 25,$3,000. D wight L. Smith to David C. Shoemaker,L1A BLK M PT Lake Placid Camp FloridaR esort Replat,$120,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage C orp. to Eugenia Lopez, L5092/5093 Avon Park Lakes Unit 16,$33,000. P atrick A. Hendry to John S. McLean,L15 Country Club of Sebring Phase 2 Sec. 2 SterlingO aks,$239,900. Patricia Brewster to Jolyn Sue Johnson,Unit 101/310 Golf Villas At Placid Communities, $20,000. Joan M. DAmico to John J. Huffman,L172 Golf HammockU nit III,$82,500. Rene Darby to Peter Klich, L18 Blk 1 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7,$18,000. Dennis C. Green to Hector Medina,L3702-3707 Avon Park Lakes Unit 12,$140,000. Springleaf Home Equity Inc. to Stonecrest Income & Opportunity Fund I,L18 PT L17 B lk 1016 Tia Juana Villa, $11,400. Aug. 31 Bank of America to Thomas J. D unn,L3 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est. Sec. K,$54,700. P aul G. Britt to Martin O. Rimoldi,L36 Blk 26 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2,$42,000. M ary Oleta Picklesimer to H arold I. Cross Jr.,L1 Thunderbird Hill East,$41,500. Ronald L. Hvasta to Marvel Milne,L4 Blk 210 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 18,$3,000. J oe Barajas to Jorge Luis P resmanes,L9 Blk 157 Placid Lakes Sec. 13,$38,000. Philip J. Hash to Michael D. Ackerman,L18/19 Blk 49 Town of Avon Park,$32,500. G erardo Sanz Ortega to Edwin Lopez Figueroa,TR 4 Blk 8 Sun'N Lake Est. Acres Sec. 27,$6,000. G erardo Sanz Ortega to Edwin Lopez Figueroa,L27 BK 4 Sebring Hills S.,$1,300. Jim Reed to Jims Import A uto Salvage Inc.,PT Tract 49/50 Lakeview Park Tracts/Others,$750,000. Jim Reed to Jims Auto S alvage Inc.,L18-22 PT L17 Blk 539 Blk 560 Hillcrest Heights Add/Other,$750,000. J. Timothy Blackman to MacBeth Associates Ltd.,PTS ec. 5-35-29,$68,500. N orman Duke to Maria D. Santos,L54 Blk 26 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2,$90,000. Etha J. Bitterman to Larry L. Ellis,L15/20 PT L14/19 Blk 116L akewood Terrace Add, $110,000. S ept. 4,2012: Wells Fargo Bank to Victor M. Seralde,L176 Sebring Hills, $27,500. Jo Ann White to Patricia Collins,L15 Fairmount Mobile Est.,$44,000. Ramon Rivera to Luis Brunson,L8 PT L7 Blk 300 Lake Sebring,$83,000. Charles Knapp to Leila Ann Longley,L7108/7109 Avon Park L akes Unit 22,$5,000. Charles Knapp to Leila Ann L ongley,L7135-7139 Avon Park Lakes Unit 22,$13,000. Noel S. Durrance to Doreen L Fletcher,L49 Denise Heights Add,$38,000. J Timothy Sheehan to Glenn R. Potharst,L43/44 Blk 97 Leisure Lakes Sec. 8,$152,000. Neil Scharf to Nine Mile Grade Cattle Co.,L8 Great OaksE st. Unrec Sub/Easement, $20,000. Bank of America to James Kenneth Blankenship,L3/4 Blk4 Lake and Ranch Club 2nd Add, $52,500. David W. Putnam to Rene B. Bailey,L1 Blk 17 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1,$64,000. Bank of New York Mellon to R J Keen Investments,L15/16 PT L17/18 Blk 340 Lake Blvd. Sub, $95,000. T ommy E. Price to Reinaldo A. Morales,L487 Sebring Ridge S ec. E,$51,000. Sept. 5 U.S. Bank to Jerry Wayne Minnick,L22 Sunset Point OnD inner Lake Sub,$97,500. N ora Sue Saret to Wells Fargo Bank,L5 Blk 31 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2,$95,700. F ederal National Mortgage A ssn. to Fred E. Maibach,L2 Blk 4 Venetian Village Revised, $50,000. U .S. Bank to SKL Ventures I nc.,L5 Blk B Lakebreeze Sub, $38,500. Michael R. Majersky to Jerry T Whidden,Unit 404 Verona Villas Condo,$25,000. John R. Bliss to Bill Leaird, Tract 7 Blk 13 River Ridge R anches Unrec Sub,$3,000. Discovery Real Est. Holdings Inc. to Pedro Marin,L11-16 Blk 66 Town of Avon Park,$ 180,000. Andrew B. Jackson to K enneth Johnson,L26 Blk B Lake Jackson Heights,$60,000. S ept. 6 Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Randolph P. Gilde,L17 Blk 259 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $78,000. B ank of New York Mellon to R ichard Dutton,PT Sec. 14-382 9,$60,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust to Peak 2 Peak Enterprises,L5 Blk S Spring Lake Village II,$ 42,000. Bank of America to Nikki Y. Dickerson,L9 Blk C Spring Lake Village VI,$122,000. M .E. Gose Inc. to Melanie M. Mobley,L4 Blk 4 Fairway Lake E st. Sec. 1,$163,000. Kenneth Wilkins to Gerald D. Patterson,L78-B Cormorant Point Sub Unit II,$89,000. K athy Lauger to Phyllis M. Gray,L9 Blk 54 Lake Lillian Sec. Highland Lakes Sub Unit 1, $24,000. Jesus Perez to Jean E. McIntosh,L3 Blk 4 Golfview Est./Rerecorded,$7,000. Frank A. Celentano to Omar Patino,L18 Blk 48 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2,$69,000. GregA. Nason to Dennis B. Davids,L18 Blk K Spring Lake Village VIII Replat,$129,000. Ivybelle Duncombe Roye to Donnette M. Jolly,PT Sec. 123 5-28,$125,000. Roger D. Gurganus to Howard Chad Pritchett,PT L16 Blk 2 Peaceful Valley Sub/Others, $475,000. Sept. 7 TD Bank to Suzanne Price,L1 Blk 59 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 16, $2,300. TD Bank to Suzanne Price,L3 Blk 59 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 16, $2,300. TD Bank to Suzanne Price,L2 B lk 59 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 16, $ 1,900. TD Bank to Suzanne Price,L2 Blk 52 Orange Blossom CountryC lub Community Unit 15, $2,900. T D Bank to Suzanne Price,L6 Blk 52 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 15, $2,300. Lake Josephine Inc. to Harry E. Bishton Joint RevocableT rust,PT Sec. 27-35-29, $20,000. Denco to Critchfield Citrus, PT Sec. 6-36-3 0/Others/Easement,$250,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Jorje A mbriz,L622 Las Palmas Resort,$9,900. Frank DeMartino to Daniel P. Scheibel,L1 Blk S Sun'N LakesE st. Sec. 1,$130,000. Freda E. Mitchell to John A. B oyer,Unit 7 Golf Pine Villas/Other,$30,000. Florence L. Cooper to Henry D'Angelo,L6 Blk 10 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 8,$134,000. N icholas Devries to Teddy D arrell,L14 Blk B Lake Jackson Heights,$122,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage C orp. to Joseph Levi Pearce,PT Blk 2 Bear Hollow Acres, $ 159,000. Sept. 10 Richard Nelson to Genevieve K. Dunkle,Unit 5-F Bluffs of Sebring Condo Phase IV, $49,900. Bank of America to Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana De Avon Park,PT L1 Blk 15 Town of Avon Park,$31,000. James L. Berndt to Susan M. Beuckman,PT L54-A Vantage Pointe,$116,500. Aurora Horton to Badoong Talaa,L4769/4770 Avon Park L akes Unit 15,$5,000. Phillip T. Gori to B&B Commercial Investments Lake,P T Sec. 26-37-29/Others, $250,000. F annie Mae to Thomas Fuhriman,PT L7/8 Blk 37 Town of Avon Park,$21,000. Michael J. McMillan to Wayne Keller,Unit 4 Briarwood II Villas,$10,000. James Thomas Cooper to Robert E. King,TR B Parcel D V ogel Lorber Sub,$160,000. Norma Jean Fuller to KeeNan Farms Inc.,L11 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9, $89,900. Ricky B. Howton to Donald M. Childers,L28 Blk B Spring L ake Sec. 1,$45,000. Anthony Lee to Euge n e Brown,L1 Lake Josephine Sub 2,$256,000. N orbert Sabisch to David Casterline,L583 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D,$75,000. L loyd L. Benson to Nary Ham,L14 Blk MM Spring Lake Village V,$151,500. Sept. 11 Tamara Lynn Howard to G abriel A. White,PT Sec. 1-3529/Easements,$197,700. NSG to Darcy Berry,L15 F oster-Beasley Sub Unrec, $28,800. Marie J. Palermo to Michael P erkins,L24B Hidden Creek Villas,$77,300. Clifton E. Hedrick to James M ayo,PT L8/9 Blk 188 Woodlawn Terrace,$26,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage C orp. to Lucrative Ventures, Unit D-5 Bluffs of Sebring Condo Phase II,$11,800. Sept. 12 Lois King to Eugene Longo, L1/15 Blk 177 Placid Lakes Sec. 17,$3,000. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.com DEEDTRANSFERS MENDERSCUMAHMEGLAM I CEAXETHRUDAMNNANA D OWNEDRENTMONEYANDS ANYCIGARSTANDATWORK SOOTDOINAESRISES RHOANCSHILOANEW BAKESLEANTOSUSCG O RNATEDROOLLEADTO STEREOPENNERMORTARS NEWTONEEEEEDITSYAO S YSCANTFDICNSW MIOCAUSEHAGSAGEOLD BARCODEDIALUPSETFEE A NKARASISALUNWORN NAMEFORERANROUST A CDCBRIMSDYEERR ABOILBANEIAMKLEE MOSDEFKERRISTRUGIRS I DEAINESSENCESLAVES CELTRBISSCAMSENECA ISLEMANETABSYEASTY CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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C M Y K LAKE PLACID The p retty Red Hatters in their Christmas array attended their Christmas luncheon at Chicanes on Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Peggy Sue Teaguei s our Grand Mom. Vickie Echelberry hosted the Ugliest Christmas Ornament Exchange and Contest. Everyone had a good time. T he weather outside was delightful and the Lake Placid Christmas parade was held on Saturday night,Dec. 15. This meant that we had to gather early Saturday morn-i ng to re-decorated the float. The group had fun decorati ng. Eight to 10 people rode on the float wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Mary was o ur Frosty the Snowman and she was a big hit. T he Nu-Hope movie, est Exotic Marigold Hotelwas shown Sunday afternoon. Acting in the movie were Judi Dench,BillN ighy and Maggie Smith. It was very well attended and w e were very pleased with the donation for the Nu-Hope Elder Care Service. Thanky ou. Thank you. Monday morning coffee w as made and hosted by Brenda and Rick Knoche. They served the doughnutsg iven by Edith McGovern in honor of her 90th birthday. After our emcee,Peggy Sue T eague read the birthdays and anniversaries for the w eek,we all sang Happy Birthday to Eddie,Phyllis Gingrich and Julie Foland and Happy Anniversary to Rodger and CarolynW hitacre and Ralph and Kay Weber with Laura Bailies help on the piano. The Sunshine Report was read by Marysue Willeke during the absence of Carol Noel,which was Lou Astons sister,L aurice Harrington,passed away; in the hospital are: E velyn Weaver,Nella TenBroeke and her daughter, Natalie TenBroeke. May our greeting cards let them know that we care. It was good tos ee Helen Todd,our line dance instructor back from her summer stay in Ohio. My husband,Bob and I spent the weekend with ours on,Keith,in Lakeland. He drove us around to show us the decorated city at night with Christmas light:the lights were beautiful; the city street lights,the city park was decorated as a candy land,the lights around their lakes,it truly is a city to see. I have to ask once again, how many of you have your water bottle just about filled with dimes? Remember,this is dimes for the cancerc ause? This is our big fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Its a one pint container. They will take whatever you were able toc ollect but wouldnt you be proud to hand in a full bottle? Ladies Coffee Dec. 18, Marilyn Cromer made the coffee and led the meeting.K aren Walker was a guest and is also a guest of Judy Muise. The discussion centered on the Christmas dinner and our caroling through the park. Carol Noel,ourS unshine person said that Richard Koehler,Susie Lewis a nd Duane Cole are in need of our thoughts and prayers. Ladies coffee will not meeta gain until Jan. 8. The Royal Palm Cafe of S. S un NLakes was the gathering place for the Mustangs luncheon on Dec. 18. This was a Christmas luncheon Dec. 18 and youk new it by looking at all the ladies in their festive attire in t he ball room of the Sebring Lakeview Tearoom. It was a lovely setting for lovelyl adies. Peggy Sue Teague, our hostess,asked Marilyn C romer to say Grace. There was a surprise card shower for Edith McGoverns 90thb irthday. She was presented with a birthday cake and we all sang Happy Birthday. W ednesday is usually a Nu-Hope work meeting but it w asnt on Dec. 19. Brenda Knoche had invited all the workers to a carry-in ham luncheon to her home. Brenda had a home full off riends. The food looked so good and it was good. Brenda gave the table centerpieces away which everyone would have liked to win,but only Evelyn Guiney,Sue Bechtel and Betty Beaupre were thel ucky ones. It was a happy chatting group and the lunche on was enjoyed by all. Our next work meeting will be Jan. 9. Now we have our New Years Eve dance to look for-w ard to. It will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. The music will be by Tony and Diane. Bring your own beverages, hors doeuvres to share andc anned goods for Manna Ministries. It should be a fun night. I wonder how many of us seniors will stay awake to see the New Year come in. What a thrill! We,the people of Lake Placid,are starting the year 2013 in Americas Most Interesting T ownaccording to the January issue of Readers Digest. Our town is terrific because of its unique variety of nature,culture and fun. Ia gree with that but Id also like to add the wonderful Country Fair that takes place the first week of February. Thousands of people alwaysc ome to see it. Hundreds of people exhibit each year in the elementary school hall. So many people from our park exhibit in it. F riday,Dec. 21,we went caroling through the park and it was such fun. There were 20 decorated golf carts that took us around to all the shutins in our park. There weres ome 35 raising their voices at each stop. We sounded g ood. The evening ended in the clubhouse with hot chocolate and plenty of good-i es to satisfy our hunger. Monday morning coffee w as made and hosted by the Fred Folands. Julie served Christmas cookies that she had baked. Peggy Sue Teague,our emcee,wasd ressed in Christmas decor complete with red-framed g lasses. Welcome back Tom Clements from Canada and Ruth Ann and Don Wallsf rom Maryland,our faithful participants for the spring c oncert. Then Peggy Sue called upon Marysue Willeke,as our Sunshine per-s on,taking the place of Carol Noel,reporting on illness: John Echelberry,Richard K oehler,Jean Noyes,Robert Cole,Susan Lewis,Glenn H orton and Verna Stutzman. We received a card of appreciation from Frank Harwood. One can tell winter is here, being ill is bad but atC hristmas time it really hurts. Peggy Sue Teague read the names of the birthday people and only Elwood Cosgrove was present and Raymonda nd Dee Woodruff were present for their anniversary so w e sang to them with Laura Bailies accompaniment on the piano. Dee Ziegler took care of making the sign up poster fort he Ladies Luncheon Out. Thank you Dee. January and February are already taken. Ladies,sign up for the month that you would like to host. J im Hogan reminded everyone that the pancake breakfast is Saturday,Jan. 5. Bring your place setting and enjoy. Phillip Margetts announced that the Mens Breakfast Out would be at 8 a.m.,Tuesday,Jan. 8,at the Truck Stop and that the Mens Luncheon Out would be Tuesday,Jan. 22. T he Harbor Lites Book Group will be meeting at 7 p .m.,Thursday,Jan. 10 at Paula Bannisters home. We will be discussing the books:T he Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Too Close To The Falls by Catherine Gildiner. C hristmas Eve in the park is such a beautiful sight with 2 500 luminaries lining all the streets. If you drove from Austin Road onto Lake Clay Drive,what a pretty surprise to see Lake Clay Drive linedw ith luminaries to Belle Grove Street and all through the park. Diane Bennett and all her helpers are to be thanked for all their work at making this possible. The tables for Christmas dinner on Dec. 25 were all setw ith beautiful centerpieces. Arlene Dammer said Grace a nd we followed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. At 4 p.m.,PeggyS ue Teague called table numbers and we lined up for the ham dinner which was served w ith scalloped potatoes, pineapple stuffing and baked b eans. Then we went to the table where everyone had brought a special dish to taste. Dessert was a choice from a variety of cream cheese pie slices. After the dinner,Santa Tom Hoover gave the door prizes to the lucky recipients. The evening ended with the Chinese gift exchange. Bless all the ladies that helped to make this the enjoyablee vening that it was for the 160 participants. W e were happy for Jim and Grace Becker,who on Dec. 16 were present when theirg randdaughter,Rachel Deurlain,graduated Magna cum Laude in elementary e ducation from Northern Illinois University. Jim and G race flew to Chicago for the celebration and spent five days with their family. As we face each day in the New Year,Be thankful thatG ods answers are wiser than our prayers. Wish everyone a Happy New Year and may the Lord walk with you through the year. Courtesy photo T he home of Adalbert and Lorenza Mass, of Bougainvillea Street Northeast, was voted most b eautiful display of Christmas lights in the Placid Lakes subdivision. The Masses received a gift basket from Placid Lakes Social Circle. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.com FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS T ropical Harbor By Arlene Clouston M ost beautiful in Placid Lakes Ed,the engineer, the renascence man, the innovator,the mechanical genius, holder of three degrees,designer of tools (for the landing on the moon!) versus the obscure little rodent. Mo contest,huh? You are right. He lost! When you add me to the equation,student of animal psychology,well,we were an unbeatable team. Right? Wrong! Visualize this a long pole with a crook on the end for hanging flower pots,but we hung the bird feeder from it. A modest little thing with a ledge for the birds to grip on while they daintily picked one seed at a time. It also had a top cover to keep the squirrels out. Well,it didnt. So we made a baffle out of a large pie pan. It was pitiful. They tipped it and grabbed onto the edge of the feeder. What they didnt eat,they shook out. So we used a larger pan,then we bought a large baffle from Lowes for $15 ... and that didnt work. We greased the pole. That was funny to watch him start up (am I the female chauvinist calling him he?),but it only took two attempts and he stopped,climbed a tree and jumped onto the baffle (the $15 one),which tipped till he reached the edge of the feeder and,voila,here he fed. We moved the feeder what we thought was far enough so he couldnt jump on it from the tree,but not so far that I couldnt see it from my window seat. Not far enough. I saw an ad for a slinky with what looked like an apple running through it. When the squirrel jumps on what they think is a pole it closes and they find themselves dumped on the ground, but having spent $15 I wasnt about to spend another $50 even with a money back guarantee. We tried old CDs on a string but then the birds didt come. So I only filled the feeder when I was sitting at the window and could bang on the window as soon as he started his assault. Then he sat in the tree and glared at me malevolently and plotted nefarious schemes to outwit us. I could see him thinking. He ran down the tree and looked and ran up again and stared at me and I stared right back at him. Then quite by chance I found a solution. When I put my dog on her leash attached to the pole the birds came but the squirrels stayed way! Only problem was when Miss Bruce had been out there for more than 10 minutes she would start to bark to come in and I value the approval of my neighbors. Did you think we won? In the end I undid all the precautionary gambits to outwit the squirrels. It was more fun to watch the show. If you have a real solution, let me know,please. Squirrels 5 Man 0 Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013Page 9B Courtesy photo Charlotte Truitt was presented with a Christmas centerpiece created by Fran Beers, when the Avon Park Founders Garden Club held their Christmas brunch. Special to the News-SunA VON PARK The Avon Park Founders Garden Club o nce again held its Christmas brunch at the home of Jody Griffing,who has hosted theb runch for the past several years. E ntering the Griffing home is like going into the ultimate Christmas store. The home isd esigned in an octagonal shape,with a half going around the perimeter. Every s pace holds Christmas treasures either on shelves,wago ns or hanging from the ceiling. The fireplace pit holds several dolls and stuffed animals. Animated figures are placed in other areas of the home. A huge wreath and C hristmas stockings hang on the second story wall. There a re several themed trees and even a tree that snows. The brunch consisting of a french toast casserole,noodle koogle,fresh fruit and j uice,cookies,punch and coffee was prepared and served by the Griffingsd aughter and her friend. A short meeting was held after the meal. Betty Scott t hanked everyone for their help in decorating city hall. It w as suggested to invite the public to see the decorations and serve cookies and punch. Since it is so close to Christmas,it was decided to have this event next year. A report was given by those who attended the Lake P lacid Home Tour. The Yard of the Month award was announced as being present-e d to Devon Donaldson and George Hall,who own G eoDev Financial Services at 120 S. Anoka Ave. A beautiful Christmas cent erpiece was made by Fran Beers was won by Charlotte Truitt. T he next meeting will be held on Jan. 10 with a prog ram on African violets. Anyone interested in attending the meeting,should call 452-1927 for more information. Founders Garden Club celebrate holidays with brunch CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS C ourtesy photo Judy Nicewicz will begin the New Year with painting classes for the beginner, intermedia te or advanced painter. Now that the holidays are over, take some much needed time, relax and paint. The class will be on Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and afternoons in the Sebring/Avon Park area. Call to reserve date and time. For more informat ion, call Judy Nicewicz at 273-1339 or 386-0123. Classes begin at Co-op Special to the News-Sun L AKE PLACID Thirty seven members and two guests,Carmen Walz andB arbara Young,attended the Lake Placid Garden Clubs D ec. 12 meeting at the Lake Placid Womans Club, adorned in a Christmas a tmosphere of poinsettias and festive punch and appetizers with President Alice Stahr presiding. A ham dinner with c heese cake for dessert was catered by Hartzells Grocery & Catering. Two talented garden club members from Toby the ClownF oundation,Parrot Head and Hana Banana,entert ained the members and guests,playing Christmasm usic andtelling and reading stories. A brief meeting followed with Stahr recognizing Sandy Otway with aL ifeMembership given by the garden club members in appreciation for her services. Stahr also thanked Barbara Nickels for herw ork on the yearbook and on the new member tea,and presented her with a FFGC pin and District IX pin. Committee reportsfor the Dec. 7 Holiday Home & Garden tour and the Dec. 8 Saturday Farmers Market all members were given as pecial thanks for their hard work and contributions to the two very successfulevents.Luise Andreaannounced the Jan. 26 Fashion Show& Luncheonand reminded everyone tickets are on sale for $25.Call 465-5425. T he Garden Club meets September through May on the second Wednesday of the month.Interested in becoming a member,call 465-6106. Lake Placid Garden Club now planning for fashion show Courtesy photo Two talented Lake Placid Garden Club members fromT oby the ClownFoundationParrotHead (left B ananaentertained the members with Christmasmusic a ndtold and read Christmas stories. Courtesy photo Larry Pierce (rightAssembly 1723, presented a check for $2,000 to John Nelson, chair of the HighlandsTea Party, to be used for the food drive for the needy of Highlands County. John Drozinski, 4th Degree Knight and vice chair of the Highlands Tea Party, was instrumental in working with the Knights of Columbus. The food drive committee of John Larsen and Lester Lob will be presented with this money to buy and distribute food to the needy the Highlands County. The Highlands Tea Party on Dec. 20 also madepresentations to each of the food banks of $400 each to assist in buying food for Christmas distribution. Help for the Knights food drive Courtesy photo Will you be this years winner of the fourth Annual Tea Hat Contest?Join the fun and decorate a beautiful prizewinning hat.There will be special auctions, door prizes and delicious food. Receive a goodie bag and a teacup painted by one of the artists for attending. The Annual Tea at the Caladiuim Arts and Craft Cooperative will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at 132 E. Interlake Blvd.Doors will open at 1 p.m.Tickets are now on sale. Call 699-5940 for further information and ticket sales. Time to decorate FLORIDA AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main, revival; 00026287 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; jan ads; 00026371

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C M Y K WolfordsJ ames and Beverly Wolford celebrated their 50th w edding anniversary on Saturday,Dec. 29,2012. They are from Syracuse, N .Y. and were married in St. Matthes Church in East S yracuse on Dec. 29,1962. They have been residents of Sebring for 10 years,coming f rom Clay,N.Y. They are the parents of James Jr.,Karen (DavidN icholas),David (Theresa and Noelle (Shawn Stoll); a nd four grandchildren:Eric and Matthew Nicholas,Noa Stoll and Tabitha Wolford. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, January 2, 2013www.newssun.com CELEBRATIONS M r. and Mrs. James Wolford Anniversary Anisha AguilarAngelica and Jose Aguilar of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter,Anisha Lee,at7 :49 p.m. on Dec. 24,2012 at Highlands Regional Medical Center,Sebring. Anisha weighed 6 pounds,15 ounces andm easured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Carmenata Pagan. Paternal grandparents are E dna Perez and Moises Aguilar.J osiah ContrerasTiffiny and Reyes C ontreras of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Josiah Elisha,at 12:03 a.m.o n Dec. 22,2012 at Highlands Regional M edical Center,Sebring. Josiah weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents a re Clifford and Louise Grant. Paternal grandparents are Alberto and Sicilia Contreras.Jennavie EuresC assidy Lane and Christopher Eures of W auchula announce the birth of a daughter, Jennavie Grace,at 10:08 p .m. on Dec. 13,2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. J ennavie weighed 6 pounds,12 ounces and measured 18.5 inches inl ength. Maternal grandparents a re Frankie and Heather Lane of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are G lenda Eures Nathan Eures of Wauchula.Alexis PerezMendozaDora Perez and Jose M endoza of Sebring announce the birth of a d aughter,Alexis,on Dec. 22,2012 at Highlands Regional Medical Center,S ebring. Alexis weighed 7 pounds,9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is E pifania Espinoza Paternal grandfather is Emiliano Perez.Kole and Logan StantonAshley and Frank Stanton Jr. of Sebring announce the birth of twins ons,Kole Edwin and Logan Christopher. Kole was born at 1:41 a.m. and Logan was born at 1:57 a.m. on Dec. 5,2012 atF lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Kole weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19.2 inches in length; Logan weighed 5 pounds,7 ouncesa nd measured 19 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Joe Buell of Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio and LisaC arrillo of Lake City. Paternal grandparents are F rank Stanton and Barbara Stanton of Sebring. Births C ELEBRATIONS GUIDEL INES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about anniversaries,births, e ngagements and weddings and military news on Wednesdays on the C elebrations page. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed s tamped envelope. Forms are available at the NewsSun. T he submission deadline i s noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdas paper. S ubmit items to theNews-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p .m. weekdays; fax to 3851954; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail t o Lifestyle Editor,N ewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Associated PressALTOS DE CHAVON, Dominican Republic Haitis president performed ad uet late Friday with Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias in a celebrity-studded concert in the Dominican Republic to help raise money for impov-e rished children. Among the attendees were Dominican fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera and U.S. journalist Barbara Walters. Haitian President Michel Martelly,better known by his stage name of Sweet Micky,thanked Iglesias for dedicating a concert of his World Tour 2012to Haitis children. The proceeds will go to the Pink and White Foundation,a charity run by Martelly and his wife, Sophia. The duet represented Martellys first performance outside Haiti since he was elected in May 2011. He was previously known for often bawdy performances before becoming president. ve been a singer my whole life,but I never thought Id be here next to you,singing,Martelly told Iglesias. Between laughter,jokes and hugs,the two men sang Corazon,Corazonin Spanish and To all the girls ve loved before,in English. Iglesias had visited Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake that officials say killed an estimated 300,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Thats why the Dominicans are here today,with love,so that your children will be taken care of, Iglesias said. This will show you,the love of the Dominicans for Haitians. An estimated 5,000 people filled an open-air amphitheater in the Altos de Chavon. Haiti leader sings with Julio Iglesias at concert DUMMY 2013; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 00026397

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C M Y K By RAPHAEL SATTER A ssociated PressLONDON Stella McCartney,who designed the uniforms worn by Britains record-smashing Olympic team,and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs,who gave his name to the socalled God particle,are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year. The list is particularly heavy with Britains Olympic heroes,but it also includes Star Warsactor Ewan McGregor,eccentric English singer Kate Bush, Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake,and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton,the royal aide who helped organize the watchedaround-the-world wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. McCartney was honored with the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire,or OBE,in part for her work creating the skintight,red-white-andblue uniforms worn by British athletes as they grabbed 65 medals during the 2012 games hosted by London. McCartney is the designer daughter of exBeatle Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda,and she has moved to make the family name almost as synonymous with fashion as it is with music,setting up a successful business and a critically-acclaimed label. Higgsachievements, which made him a Companion of Honor, touch on the nature and the origins of the universe. The 8 3-year-old researchers work in theoretical physics sought to explain what gives things weight. He said it was while walking through the Scottish mountains that he hit upon the concept of what would later become known as the Higgs boson,an elusive subatomic particle that gives objects mass and combines with gravity to give them weight. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, January 2, 2013Page 11B DIVERSIONS BYWORDSBy JOE DIPIETRO ACROSS 1 Sewer, at times 7 Dregs of society 11 Im not doing so well 15 ___ it up (dress flamboyantly) 19 Sherpas tool 2 0 Kind of street 21 Accurse 22 Grams 2 3 Drank quickly 24 Allocated dollars ford igs 26 &&& 2 7 ___ time now 28 Smokers conveni ence 30 Toiling away 32 Santas bootblack?3 4 ___ ever! 3 5 Paisley refusals 37 Gets up3 8 Density symbol 4 0 Anti-apartheid org. 42 1970 hit for NeilD iamond 43 De novo 44 Lies in the hot sun 46 Shacks 48 Marine rescue grp. 50 Fancified 5 2 Really desire, with over 5 3 Precipitate 57 House of the speaker? 58 Writer6 0 Big guns 6 1 F = ma formulator 62 Very wide shoe spec 63 Text changes6 5 Rocket center, once 66 ___ admin 67 Not doable 68 Govt. money guarantor 69 Its capital is Sydney: Abbr.7 0 O Sole ___ 71 Just ___ or Just ___ 7 3 Crones 74 From way back 77 Its needed for selfcheckout 79 Alternative to broadb and 8 1 Fixed rate 82 Capital north of Cyprus 83 Mat material 84 Not yet out of the closet? 85 Attach a handle to 87 Preceded 89 Give a rude awakening, say 90 Flexible, electrically 92 Derby features 94 Turn blue, say 95 Do wrong 9 6 Bubbling up 97 Ruination 98 Leonard Nimoys ___ Not Spock 100 Fish Magic painter 103 Rapper who playedB rother Sam on Dexter 1 05 1996 Olympian noted for performing on a n injured ankle 110 Form letters? 111 No ___ (Dont ask me) 1 12 Basically 1 14 Breaks ones back 116 Boston player, for s hort 117 Triple Crown winners must lead their league in these 118 Too-good-to-betrue offer, often1 19 Roman tragedy writer 120 Floridas Sanibel, e.g. 121 Zebra feature 122 Theyre run up 123 Like some dough DOWN 1 Unhappy king of lege nd 2 Prefix with -metrics 3 Vegas casino 4 Roseannes husband on Roseanne5 Suit 6 Made de novo 7 Certain baby food 8 So-called Goddess of P op 9 Samovars 10 Its part this, part that 1 1 Whom Shelley wept for 1 2 ater Music comp oser 13 Fr. title 1 4 atermark vocalist 15 Really bugging 16 Woolly 1 7 English royal 18 Covers up 25 Street opening 29 Sports announcers scream3 1 Lost-parcel inquiries 33 Newspaper section 36 Its almost nothing 39 Prefix with -porosis4 1 Took turns recklessly 42 Things may be written in it 44 Capns mate4 5 Kind of well 47 Piece for nine 49 Hockey area in front of the crease 5 1 Seemingly forever 5 4 Long-running TV show featuring the Hortons and the Bradys 55 Fishing boats5 6 South American zoo animal 59 Revolutionary 1960s Chinese youth 60 Open ___ 64 Theyre often behind glass 67 Prompt6 8 Apocryphal 69 ABC, for one 7 0 Wall St. credential 71 Small boat made of wickerwork7 2 ___ / Had em (classic two-line poem a bout fleas) 73 Quibblers split them 74 The Sun Devils sch.7 5 Sci-fi or western 76 Result of a bang-up job?78 One running 8 0 Beta carotene and others 86 Go out 8 7 Trick-winning attempt in bridge8 8 ___ beer 90 Dwellings 91 TV announcer who broke the news of John L ennons murder 93 Earn hand over fist 9 6 Firenze friends 9 9 Rumpled 101 Put up1 02 Lamb specialty 104 Unwilling to budge 106 Kick back 107 People conquered by the Spanish 108 Wound protector 109 Much merriment 113 Heat org.1 15 Got ___ (did great 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 2728293031 323334353637 383940414243 444546474849 50515253545556 57585960 6162636465 66676869 707172737475767 778798081 828384 8586878889 9 09192939495 96979899100101102 103104105106107108109110 111112113114115 1 16117118119 120121122123 Solution on page 6B At the end of every year most of the world is remi-n iscing about the past year. It is sad to think about those who have left this world. Instead of crying over our loss; lets takew hat we learned from those folks and make our affirmations for the New Year. My grandmother passed a way in October. She lived to be almost 98 years old. The one thing she always taught us was to be nice. She would tell us that if you cant say anythingn ice then say nothing at all. That is a very hard less on to learn but once you do,your life becomes so much easier. W e have all mourned the loss of the precious child ren from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Each one of those parents kissed their children goodbye that morning not knowing thati t would be the last time. This broke my heart for all o f us. It is so important that we not only tell our family how much we caref or them but that we show them. W ith our busy life-style we get caught up in the chaos. This stress causesu s to be short with our family and with ourselves. We beat ourselves up when w e make mistakes. Our perfectionism causes us to b e our own worst enemy. This has got to stop. There is a Bible verse that says,Let all things be done decently and in order.F or me this means that things need to be done and they dont have to be perfect. The orderis talking about routines. Take your daily habits and put them into three step routines.T his gets things done. These simple three step r outines will help you to release the stress that causes you to be mean to yours elf and others. Write them down on Post-It Notes and p lace them around your home. This will help you to dance through you dayw ith joy. My goal for us is to be k inder to ourselves,to our family,in text,and on Facebook and Twitter. Being kind in thought, word,and deed will maket his world a better place 2013. I have been working on a motto for 2013. Here is what I have come up with;W ords can be kind or mean; the choice is yours i n 2013. Please take my words to heart and lets make 2013 t he year of kindness. For more help getting rid of your clutter and CHAOS,c heck out her website and join h er free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or read her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House. Help me build a Habitat Home thisy ear. www.share.habitat.org/ flyladybuildprojectPlease bless others with your clutter by donating it to a Habitat for Humanity Restore near you. Copyright 2013 Marla CilleyU sed by permission in this publication. New Years motto FLY Lady Leanne Ely Dear Abby: After years o f denial I have come to realize that I am bisexual. Im happily married to a straight man,and we have a great marriage I wouldnt change for the world. He is my soul mate,and we plan to be together for many years to come. I just happento be physically attracted to women,too. Some people say I cant be bisexual if Ive never been with a woman; I say there wrong. Am I correct? How do I deal with this in social situations? Im afraid to put it on my social media profile for fear of a backlash from my family. Id like my friends to know,but it doest feel proper to just come out and say,Im bi. I was hoping some of your readers might be able to give me some input. How does one come outwithout overdoing it or coming across the wrong way? Is there a right way? Should I continue keeping it a secret? Im not sure what to do with my revelation. I have pondered it for some time now,and felt I could trust you to give me tactful,unbiased advice. Bi in the Deep South Dear BITDS: Bisexuality is having an attraction to people of both sexes,and yes,it is possible to be bisexual without having acted upon it. However,being married means you are (happily involved in a monogamous relationship. Toannounce that you are bisexual and/or put it on the Internet would be a mistake,in my opinion, not only because it would shock your family,but also because it might seem like you were advertising that you are available.Unless you are promiscuous,you are not available. Most married people agree to be committed to their spouses regardless of whether they are straight,gay or bi. If you choose to confide your diverse sexual orientation to your close friends, that is your business. But if you do,please remember that once two people know something,there's a strong likelihood of the news spreading faster than the flu. P.S. If you do decide to divulge,be sure to tell your husband first. Dear Abby: I work in a jewelry store where the associates get generous discounts. I mentioned the amount of my discount at one family party,and ever since,my brother-in-law has continued to ask to use it for my sister. Abby,letting others use my discount is strictly forbidden. Although the store may never find out,this goes against my morals. My sisters birthday is in s ix weeks,and today I told him we can split the cost for the item she wants. I offered because I felt pressured. I have now decided that I can't go against my morals, plus the item is pretty expensive even with my discount. How do I tell him no? I have told him before that it's against company policy,but the message isnt getting through. Feeling Used in Georgia Dear Feeling Used: Tell your brother-in-law that even with the discount, splitting the cost of the birthday gift is too much for you. Then reiterate firmly that doing this is against company policy and could cost you your job. It's the truth. While the conversation may not be pleasant,its important to deliver the message now so he can make other arrangements to pay for that expensive piece of jewelry your sister is expecting. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus $7 (U.S. funds Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Bisexual wife is of two minds about coming out Dear Abby McCartney, God particle scientist gets honors By MICHELLE CHAPMAN A P Business ReporterNEW YORK Looks like Shamu may soon be making a splash in the stock market. The company famous for water shows featuring killer whales,dolphins and other animals at SeaWorld said Thursday that it is planning to go public. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of stock aimed at raising $100 million. That number is likely to change as the compans bankers gauge interest from investors. From its origins as a Busch Gardens animal park at Anheuser-Buschs Tampa Budweiser brewery,the company has grown to span 11 theme parks housing 67,000 animals. Besides the three SeaWorld parks,the company owns two Busch Gardens parks and Sesame Place,an amusement park based on the childrens TV show Sesame Street. The company warns that its business is dependent on customerswillingness to spend on leisure and entertainment which may be a tough proposition in a stillweak U.S. economy. Still, SeaWorlds revenue has risen in the three years that its been owned by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP. The company has looked for ways to stay competitive in the current market,branching out this year with a Saturday morning television show. Sea World files to go public with $100 million IPO

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Family Features Sandwiches are a delicious,easy and affordable way to enjoy a healthy meal any time of day. From satisfying meat-and-cheese combos,to sandwiches piled high with savory vegetables,to the many PB andcombinations, the possibilities for outstanding sandwiches arel imitless. But all the deliciousness starts with one key,wholesome ingredient bread. T he complex carbohydrates in bread provide lasting energy that busy adults and youngsters need on a daily basis. A big key to maximizing your energy and health is taking a look at how you fill your plate in a balanced way. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA MyPlate pro-g ram recommend eating six one-ounce servings of grain foods each day,half of which should come from whole grain sources. To help you and your family get your daily fix of six,The Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with celebrity chef and sandwich aficionado Bryan Voltaggio to create these sensational sandwiches.T o find more great sandwich recipes,visit www.gowiththegrain.org or GoWithTheGrain on Facebook and Twitter. Makes 6 sandwiches 12slices enriched white bread 6bananas,sliced 1cup spiced peanut butter (see recipe) 2tablespoons honey 1teaspoon sugar 1/2teaspoon cinnamon 2ounces butter,at room temperature Lay out two slices of enriched white bread on a cutting board. Spread both slices of bread with peanut butter. Set one aside. Take one slice and top with sliced bananas,then drizzle with honey. Place the reserved slice of bread on top. Brush top and bottom of sandwich with room temperature butter. If you own an electric sandwich maker or Panini press,place sandwich inside for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. If you do not have a sandwich press, place sandwich in a saut pan on top of your stove,set at medium heat; and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. While cooking,combine cinnamon and the sugar in small bowl. Remove sandwich and while still hot,season liberally with cinnamon and sugar. Cut in half and serve while hot. Spiced Peanut Butter Yield 1 cup 1cup peanut butter 1teaspoon salt 1 3/4teaspoons honey 1/8teaspoon ginger powder 1/8teaspoon cinnamon, ground Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks.The Pastrami ReubenMakes 6 sandwiches 1 2slices rye bread 24ounces sliced beef pastrami 12slices Muenster cheese,thin 1 1/2cups sauerkraut,prepared and drained 1/2cup Thousand Island dressing 2ounces butter,at room t emperature Lay out two slices of rye bread on a cutting board. Top first piece of bread with one slice of M uenster cheese,then about 2 ounces of s auerkraut,4 ounces (or roughly three to four thin slices) of pastrami,and a second slice of Muenster cheese. Set aside. Spread second piece of bread with Thousand Island dressing,then place on top of the other half of the sandwich. Brush top and bottom of sandwich with butter. If you own an electric sandwich maker or Panini press,place sandwich inside for 2 1/2 t o 3 1/2 minutes. If you dont have a sandw ich press,simply place sandwich in a saut pan on top of your stove,set at medium heat. Cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove sandwich and while still hot; cut in half and serve.The PilgrimMakes 6 sandwiches 1 2slices seven-grain bread 24ounces turkey,sliced Orange Cranberry Compote,as needed (see recipe) Sage Cream Cheese,as needed (see recipe) 4tablespoons butter,at room temperature S easoning salt,to taste (see recipe) Lay out two slices of seven grain bread on a cutting board. Spread Orange Cranberry Compote evenly a cross one slice of bread. Set aside. Spread Sage Cream Cheese evenly across second slice of bread,then top with about four ounces of turkey. Place slice of bread with the Orange Cranberry Compote on top of turkey. Brush top and bottom of sandwich with room temperature butter. If you own an electric sandwich maker or P anini press,place the sandwich inside for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. If you do not have a sandwich press,simply place the sandwich in a saut pan on top of your stove,set at medium heat,and cook the sandwich for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove sandwich and while still hot,season liberally with seasoning salt. Cut in half and serve while hot.B ryan Voltaggio,chefP hoto courtesy of U nder A Bushel PhotographyOrange Cranberry Compote Yield 1 cup 1/2pound cranberries 1orange,quartered 1/4cup sugar 1/2teaspoon salt Pepper,to taste In medium sauce pot,cook cranberries,orange and sugar for approximately 20 minutes at a low simmer,then stir in a pinch of salt. Remove pieces of orange,and pour into blender or food processor. Puree until smooth, then lightly season with pepper. Sage Cream Cheese Yield 2 cups 2cups cream cheese,at room temperature 15sage leaves,finely chopped 1garlic clove 1/2teaspoon salt In bowl,combine cream cheese and sage using a rubber spatula,mixing well. Grate (or very finely chop) garlic,adding to bowl. Season to taste with salt. Seasoning Salt Yield 1 cup 1/4cup sea salt 3juniper berries,toasted and ground 1orange,zested Lightly toast juniper berries in a pan,then place in a spice grinder and blend. Combine juniper,salt and orange zest in a mortar and pestle,and combine all evenly.The Banana,PB and Honey Chefs Corner Tim Spain Hope you all had a wond erful holiday with your loved ones and Ill bet some o f you are glad to have the holidays behind you. I enjoyed them by spending time with my girlfriend and playing golf on Christmasm orning at Sebring Golf Club,which I must say is in t he best shape that I have ever seen it in. For the past two years I h ave had the pleasure of going to my girlfriend R obbies aunt and uncles house for what was not your typical Christmas dinner. W hat I mean is all the meats that we ate were harvested locally in the wild. Kurt and Darla Olsen,of Avon Park Estates,know how to host ap arty Florida style. Kurt Olsen worked his grill like a pro chef for us. We enjoyed grilled duck breast for starters,and Ic ould have made a meal just out of those tasty treats. T hen the chef offered his guests some wild venisons teak bites as another appetizer while his wife Darla kept everyone laughing and having a good time. After the appetizers we h ad burgers and I know some might think that a burger is not expected at Christmas,however these burgers were made of mari-n ated wild Florida venison and were well received by all. I must say that I looked forward all year to returning to this holiday party and I already am looking forward to the 2013 holiday party and The Olsens. On Sunday night I cooked some salmon for Robbie and I so I thought I would leave you with an easy to make salmon recipe that Im sure you will enjoy. Cheers,Chef Maple Glazed Salmon 2-1/8 tbsp Ginger Root, Fresh,Grated 2-1/8 tbsp Vinegar,Rice, Seasoned 2-1/8 tbsp Syrup,Pancake & Waffle 4 each 7 oz. Salmon,filet, 2-1/8 ounce Shallots,Peeled, Fresh,Chopped 1/4 tsp Salt,Kosher 1/8 tsp Spice,Pepper,Black, Ground 1-1/8 tbsp Syrup,Pancake & Waffle Preparation Method Combine ginger,vinegar and first amount of maple syrup in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. 2. Place fish in a large mixing bowl and evenly distribute the marinade over them. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours 3. Remove fish from the marinade and place on lightly sprayed sheet pans. Combine shallots,salt,pepper and remaining syrup in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Brush each fillet generously with sauce until all is used. Bake salmon in a preheated 450F oven until internal temperature is 145F. Florida Wild Game Christmas