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Title: The news-sun
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C M Y K B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING This story begins with a woman who did the best she could. A mother plagued by demons but who never stopped fighting them ultimately fulfilling her potential and parenting a child. Along the way,however,she left other children behind children left to answer their own questions andf ind their own ways in the world. This story is about them. I t is a convoluted,emotional tale with many players,twists and surprises. It is a story steeped in love:childrens love; mothers love; grandparentslove; love between brothers ands isters. Most of all,this story is about discovering family. Vickie Watson is the News-Sun senior advertising executive. Shek new growing up in Illinois that she and her older sister were adopted. They had lived in an orphanage until she was 3 and her sister Patty was 5. Vickie loved her adopted family and felt part of a whole. As far as she was concerned the only mom in her life was the woman who tucked her into bed every night. Her sister Patty,however,never felt she fit in. She became restless, leaving home early in search of answers to her past. The answers,she discovered,were impossible to find due to officially sealed records. Faced with disappointment,Patty lived her life feeling incomplete and unhappy. Vickie had none of this curiosity or regret. It never really bothered me, not knowing my birth parents, Watson said,xcept for not knowing my medical history. As the years passed,Patty gave up hope. I tried all my life and couldnt get anywhere. Because of the sealed records,it was always a dead end, she told the News-Sun. The situation changed in November 2011 when Illinois unsealed adoption records. Patty immediately began looking for her birth mother,but again,had difficulties finding anything concrete. With her daughter helping,Patty finally turned to someone with experience. The results were quick. After years of disappointment,Patty found answers within two days answers that came with a surprise and a coincidence. First the surprise Patty and Vickie were indeed sisters. In fact, they were two of eight siblings all born to the same mother. No one was sure if there was more than one father. Now the coincidence Pattys daughter lives on the same block as Pattys biological sister Connie,and Patty works with Connies father-inlaw. Patty discovered she had two older sisters,one older brother,two younger brothers and one younger sister (in addition to Vickie). In birth order the brothers and sisters are:Cathy, Connie,Garry,Patty,Vickie,Rusty, Terrie and Danny. Some of Pattys questions have been answered,although some of the answers were painful to hear. Only Cathy,the eldest,could remember Patty or Vickie at all. One day,Cathy told them,she came home from school to find a baby in a crib at the end of her bed. A few days later when Cathy came home from school the baby and the Tanglewoods two TomsPAGE2AMaking sense of moneyPAGE1 0BLiu, Popsen tied in Harder Hall Womens InvitationalPAGE1 BNEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 6, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 3 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 80 60C omplete Forecast PAGE 10A Mostly cloudy with spotty showers F orecast Question: Do you turn your headlights on when driving in fog? Next question: Are you ready for students and teachers t o return to school next week? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Fern Eures Age 92, of Sebring Claude Ryan Age 89, of Avon Park Alena Vecchio Age 86, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 94.9% No 5.1% 099099401007 T otal votes: 97 Arts & Entertainment5B Business6B Classifieds7A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle9B Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope9B Lottery Numbers2A News from the Watershed8B Movie Times9B Pause and Consider9B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.com SEBRING Hugs and cake filled the lobby of the Highlands CountyG overnment Center Friday afternoon as friends,co-workers and f amily members bid farewell to one of the countys most well-known individuals Joe Campbell. C ampbell has been a Sebring resident since he was a year old. After a ttending and completing his graduation requirements through the Highlands County School District, Campbell did what most young men at the time did began his long run-n ing career. I was brought up in a time where w hen you graduated,you went and got a job and you stick with it. If y ou worked hard and long enough, you could retire,Campbell said. After working his first job with t he countys Property Appraisers Office for 11 years,Campbell m oved on to the Supervisor of Elections Office in 1996 under the countys former supervisor,the lateJ immy Whitehouse. There,Campbell found his calling a nd continued working in the position for nearly 30 years. Campbell is described as a hard working,good man by his many peers and employees. His presence in the office madet he workplace better for everyone around him. A fter decades of hard work, Campbell decided to hang up his hat a nd move on to the next chapter in his lifes story.Though his retirement is well earned,Campbell isr egretfully leaving behind many friends and co-workers,each of w hich have a smile on their face when describing their memories of Campbell. I enjoyed working with him. Hes a good boss,said former A ssistant Supervisor of Elections Norma Stokes. Stokes worked alongside Campbell for 13 years,moving up in the ranks as a former poll workerb efore her own retirement as News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Joe Campbell (left ory with County Property Appraiser and friend Ed Sager Friday during Campbells retirement party at the Highlands County Government Center. Joe Campbell retires, celebrates 38 years of service B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Floridas first regular legislative session of 2013 begins March 5. Senators Bill Galvano and D enise Grimsley and Representative Cary Pigman w ant the public,interested government and agency rep-r esentatives to be aware the Highlands County Legislative Delegation will be meeting from 9-11 a.m. Friday,Jan. 18 in the board-r oom at the Government Center,600 S. Commerce Ave. Discussion of issues regarding local legislation fort he 2013 Legislative Session will be held at this time, Grimsley said through a press release. There is a formal,manystepped process in introducing legislation. The Jan. 18 meeting is not the first step. To be considered,a proposed bill must be presented to the delegation in draft form,and it must be accompanied by a supporting resolution from the local government. In addition,the proposed bill must be delivered to Grimsles office,at 205 Public has opportunity to speak out News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Senator Denise Grimsley waves during Sebrings Centennial parade in October. See PUBLIC,page 5A S ee AFTER,page 5A A family finds itself Courtesy photo S isters Patty Frye (leftickie Watson shortly after they were adopted in Illinois. Patty was 5, Vickie 3. Courtesy photo Vickie Watson, News-Sun senior advertising representative, knew she was adopted, but was not sure she wanted to learn more, then her sister Pattys many year search brought a new/old family into her life. See SISTERS,page 3A

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C M Y K S EBRING The 14thannual Tanglewood ResidentsCancer Benefit will host a series of fundraising events between Jan.2 2and Feb. 19. The Cancer Benefit dates back to 2000 when Tanglewood residents Myron and Linda Pickering got together with local D.J.B ob Weed and other residents of the RV section of Tanglewood to plan a gathering of friends to welcome back Bill Stottlemyer,a friend suffering from cancer.T hat first picnic netted $350 for cancer research and T anglewoods annual ResidentsCancer Benefit took flight. After seven years,M yron and Linda turned over the reigns to Tom DiGrazia a nd his wife,Ele. Tom and Ele hail from the Rochester,N.Y. area where they were high school sweethearts. Toms job with Kodakt ook the couple to Albuquerque,Dallas,Los A ngeles and Houston. When Tom retired in 1991 they returned to Albuquerque andb uilt their retirement home, but Ele wanted to return to t heir roots. Tom agreed to return to Rochester on the condition that they not wintert here. After a couple of winters out west in their motorhome,they came to F lorida and soon found Tanglewood which was,at t he time,only an RV park. The pool and clubhouse were under construction. The DiGrazias have been full-time residents ofT anglewood for 10 years. They have abandoned the nomadic life and are now in their second Tanglewood house. They havethree daughters in Rochester and one in Atlanta. Five of theirg randchildren live in Rochester,one is in Denver a nd the other in Atlanta. Their two great-grandchildren also live in Rochester. They were involved with the cancer benefit from itsh umble beginnings and worked with the Pickerings in the early years while it was mainly an RVers function. Tom was the natural one tot ake over as chair. Motivated by the loss of close friends and his younger brother to cancer,Tom worked to have the cancer benefit embrace the entire community and expanded it from a one day event to a series of activities spread over a full month. Tom has always supported c ancer financially and hopes that whatever little he and Ele can contribute will eventually lead to a cure for this dreaded disease. Thrilled that theT anglewood Residents Cancer Benefit has raised awareness as well as large sums of money for research, Toms involvement has hado ther rewards. It has resulted in many new friendships and the satisfaction of working with hundreds of hard working,dedicated volunteers. Now that he has shed most o f his cancer benefit responsibilities,Tom spends much o f his time volunteering at the Sebring SeniorsCenter on Wednesdays. He alsop lays drums in two local bands,the Highland County C oncert Band and the Skylarks Dance Band. After one year as chair, Tom convinced Tom McKeever to utilize his orga-n izational and communication skills as co-chair. They c ontinued in this dual role for three more years. Tom McKeever and his w ife,Loraine,were born and raised in the Philadelphia a rea where Tom trained to be a teacher. In his early 30s Tom set out for New YorkS tate where he landed a job as an education communications specialist. Tom and L oraine raised their children in New York while Tom cont inued to be promoted until becoming superintendent of schools for a total of 10 years in two school districts. After retiring,Tom accepted a vari-e ty of interim positions in the educational hierarchy,filling in for ailing colleagues as the need arose as well as doing college and high school sports broadcasting. Finally,Loraine convinced T om to come south where they settled close to Toms p arents in Estero,leaving three children and two grandchildren behind. Their two sons live in the Pittsburgh area while their daughterr esides in New Jersey. Granddaughter Katie is a counselor at a West Virginia College while grandson Isaac works with his dad at a logis-t ics firm. Seeing an ad for Tanglewood in the Fort Myers paper,Tom and Loraine headed inland for a visit in the spring of 2004 and escaped the traffic congestion of the coast in the fall of that same year with the purchase of a brand new home in Tanglewood. Once here,they immersed themselves in every aspect of theirn ew community. Tom was instrumental in o rganizing the first Cancer Kickoff Concert featuring Paul Todd. He and Loraineh ad seen a luminary display elsewhere and thought it w ould be a great fit with Tanglewoods cancer efforts thus,the annual luminarye vent was born. From heading up sub-committees,Tom soon took the next step to b ecome co-chair. Seeing his father die of lung cancer and watching friends and acquaintancess uffer from various forms of cancer convinced Tom that h is efforts would be well rewarded by leading in the efforts to raise funds for can-c er research. Toms greatest reward has come from seeing a small activity grow into a community-wide effort that has generated more than$ 375,000 in contributions while bringing a host of volunteers together working for a single cause. Avon Park City Councilor Parke Sutherland contacted the News-Sun regarding its Friday storyh eadlined,Avon Park takes back P & Z dutiesto c orrect a mistake. Sutherland said,I do not b elieve that the Avon Park City Council has yet to agree with Mr. Deleons recommendation to terminate the interlocal with thec ounty for P&Z services. On Jan. 2,2013,the council instructed the city manager to identify/retain a third party expert to render ano pinion as it relates to 1 W. Main and separately motioned and approved the advertisement of a RFP for consultation services for P&Z.Responses to the RFP will be considered during any subsequent evaluation by the city as to whether the interlocal agreement with the county should continue. The News-Sun regrets the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013www.newssun.com Jan. 2 91727444851x:2N ext jackpot $2 millionDec. 29 151821314041x:2 Dec. 26 1622243248x:5 Jan. 4 1481027 Jan. 3 112193036 Jan. 2 1011122532 Jan. 1 919202227 Jan. 4 (n 3562 Jan. 4 (d 3280 Jan. 3 (n 4062 Jan. 3 (d 2356 Jan. 4(n 386 Jan. 4 (d 139 Jan. 3(n 871 Jan. 3 (d 645 Jan. 4 917353716 Jan. 1 1216324118 Dec. 28 610223814 Dec. 25 263842437 Jan. 2 1820283553 PB: 20Next jackpot $60 millionDec. 29 3646505255 PB: 14 Dec. 26 1113234354 PB: 4 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The Young Men of the DeMolay will host a spaghetti lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave.Donation is $7 each. The menu will include salad,spaghetti with meat sauce,garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Take out is available.SFSC Lifetime Learners Institute beginsAVON PARK Do you want to learn more about local people,places,and ideas? South Florida State Colleges Lifetime Learners Institute presents opportunities for intellectual and cultural exploration. Educational sessions and field trips provide a relaxed environment for adults to develop new interests and an opportunity for personal growth and social interaction. A variety of topics will be covered including travel, science and technology,and art and culture. Lifetime Learners Institute sessions are held at 9 a.m. Thursdays,Jan. 10-March 28. Several field trips are planned for the 2013 term. The registration fee is $99 and covers 12 sessions. Individual weekly sessions are also available for $12. Participants may register in Building B on the SFSC Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. Fora schedule of classes and events or for general information,call Lauren Redick, SFSC Community Education specialist,at 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation @southflorida.edu .Highlands Tea Party meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Homers Smorgasbord. No party affiliation is required. The public is invited. Nominations for new officers will be taken starting at the Jan,15 meeting. Current offices are:chair,John Nelson; vice chair,John Drozinski; secretary,Robert Gilmore; and treasurer,Dick Fankhaser. All other cabinet positions will be selected by the board from list of volunteers,these cabinets include: communication chair,events chair,advertising chair,fund raising chair,chaplin, Webmaster/gmail chair,and welcome committee chair.FHP watches for Move Over violatorsTALLAHASSEE Since 1999,more than 170 law enforcement officers in the United States have died and thousands injured in a crash as a result of being on the side of the roadway doing their job.During the month of January,Florida Highway Patrol troopers will pay special attention to drivers violating the states Move Over law.The Move Over law protects law enforcement officers,emergency workers and tow truck drivers who are stopped along Florida Continued on page 6A By MATT SEDENSKY A ssociated PressWEST PALM BEACH Election staff inexperie nce and inadequate procedures fueled vote-counting problems in one of the countrys most-watched congressional races,a stater eport released Friday found. St. Lucie County was the epicenter of issues in the hard-fought race between Allen West and PatrickM urphy. The razor-thin contest gave way to two w eeks of recounts,court fights and allegations that the votes werent properlyc ounted. The Department of S tates review of electoral processes in St. Lucie County found at least four incidences in which voting machine memory cardsf ailed,as well as numerous ballot-scanning errors and m issing logs of ballots. Despite well-intentioned efforts,staff inexpe-r ience and inadequate procedures compounded i ssues,the report states, resulting in additional technical and procedurale rrors. Murphy ultimately was declared the winner in the r ace,unseating West,a first-term hero of the tea p arty movement. Among the recommendations made by the state to St. Lucie County was to coordinate with a large county toe stablish review procedures and methods for processing multi-card ballots. St. Lucie agreed to r ecount some early ballots in the District 18 race after a n outcry from West supporters who claimed malfeasance by electiono fficials. The partial recount gave the R epublican a slight bump, but not enough to win or to fall in the parameters of a full recount. Still,Wess campaign fought for af uller recount and received it. T hat final tally ultimately improved Murphys margin of victory,but in a finalf lash of problems,St. Lucie County failed to m eet the state deadline for reporting the numbers. Separately Friday,the s tate issued a report on electoral problems in Palm Beach County,where a p ortion of 36,485 absentee ballots were misprinted and l ater had to be duplicated to be counted. The DOE report echoed the countys assessment,placing the blame of the misprint ont he vendor who printed the ballots. Report finds issues in St. Lucie election process T hat final tally ultimately improved M urphys margin of v ictory,in a final f lash of problems,St. L ucie County failed to meet the state deadline for reporting t he numbers. Correction Tanglewoods Toms help early steering of Residents Cancer Benefit Courtesy photo Tom McKeever and Tom DiGrazia helped spearhead the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit in its early days. The s mall community activity that started in 2000 has generated more than $375,000 in contributions over the years.

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C M Y K Special to the News-Sun A VON PARK The ArtistsGroup (TAG) at South Florida State College i s offering classes this spring. All classes are held i n the TAG studio,located inside the Hotel Jacaranda, 13 E. Main St. Oil Painting with instructor Nancy Adams will teacht he essentials of painting with oils. The class covers the importance of composition and design,the unique properties of oil paint,principles for mixing colors and techniques for applyingp aint. Students are able to select from a variety of subj ects for painting. This class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays,Jan. 7 through Feb. 11. The cost is $105. A crylic Painting with Louise Weis will teach students to paint subjects of their choice. Each student will complete two paintings.T his class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays,Jan. 9 through Feb. 13. The cost is $105. Watercolor Painting with Betty Heim will teach students how to paint their own subjects or participate in a class project. The application of color theory and the elements and principles of design are discussed and implemented into the class project. A gentle critique is held at the end of each class. T his class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays,Jan. 10 through Feb. 14. The cost is $ 105. Jewelry Stitching with K athy Morgan will teach students how to master the technique for making elegant jewelry. Instruction includes design and how tou se patterns. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays,Jan. 10-24. The cost is $105. Introduction to Acrylic Painting with new TAG member,Bob Fishel,willt each students an easy way to produce art with acrylics. E ach student completes two paintings along with the instructor or paints subjects of their choice. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays,Jan. 11 t hrough Feb. 25. The cost is $105. Creations in Clay with B etty McCarthy will teach students to use clay,pottery t ools,and various techniques for this sculptural medium. Glazes are applied and projects are kiln fired. This class will be held from9 a.m. to noon Fridays,Jan. 11 through Feb. 15, Building A,SFSC Highlands Campus. The cost is $105. For more information on this or any otherC ommunity Education classes,call 784-7388. You m ay register for classes in Building B,at the SFSC Highlands Campus,or any SFSC campus or center,or by calling 784-7405. Associated PressA NCHORAGE,Alaska A veteran marine salvager says it could take until spring to remove a grounded oil-drilling ship from rocks near a remote Alaska island. A Royal Dutch Shell barge called the Kulluk ran aground during a fierce year-end s torm,and more than 600 people are working on its recovery. But Dan Magone,who h as worked on other major groundings in Alaska,says hed be surprised if they can remove it before spring due to the fury of the North Pacific winter. Smit Salvage,the Dutch company hired t o salvage the Kulluk,referred calls to Shell,which has said its too early to predict w hen the barge might be moved. Special to the News-SunSouth Florida State Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering child care classes in Spring Term 2013. Introduction to Child Care is a 40-hour class that will cover child care facility rules and regulations; health,safety and nutrition; identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect; child growth and development; behavioral observation and screening; and special needs appropriate practices. The class will meet from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays,Feb. 5 through March 26 at the SFSC Hardee Campus,2968 US 17 N.,Bowling Green. The cost is $199.99 and includes six manuals. Completion of both the FCCPC I and II courses are key elements to earning a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC address eight core areas of knowledge and skill associated with delivery of quality education to preschool children and builds upon the content of the state-mandated training courses previously completed by the caregiver. An FCCPC I course will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 15 through April 29 at the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W.College Drive,Avon Park. The cost is $300 and the course will be taught in English. An FCCPC II course will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays,Jan. 15 through April 2 at the SFSC Lake Placid Center,500 E. Interlake Blvd. The cost is $300,and the course will be taught in English. Register in Building B at the SFSC Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For information,call 7847032. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 6, 2013Page 3A N ewsSun staffL AKE PLACID A single vehicle accident occurred Friday just before 10 a.m. on U.S. 27 resulting in multiple injuries and vic-t ims being transported. The 56-year-old driver, Ming Lei,a Davie resident, was traveling northbound on U.S.27 when an attempt tos witch lanes caused loss of control of the 2004 Honda Pilot he was driving. Lei attempted to change lanes again,causing the Pilot to fishtail. Lei thenl ost control of the vehicle and exited the road into the s houlder ditch. The passengers Jonathan Lei,19; Kevin Guohong ,19; and Linxi Li ,56 were all wearing seat-b elts at the time of impact with the embankment and during vehicles rollover. The vehicle came to a stop on its roof following as econd collision with a palm tree. Li was airlifted and transported in critical condition to Tampa General Hospital. Guhong received minori njuries and was taken to Florida Hospital Lake P lacid for treatment. Lei was also treated for minor injuries at Florida Hospital. Jonathan Lei was not transported and was reported toh ave suffered no injuries. Linxi Li died at 8:31 p.m. Friday as a result of injuries suffered from the accident, according to an updatedr eport from FHP Lieutenant Chris Miller. No further information has been reported from the Florida Highway Patrol. 1 dies after single car crash Friday in Lake Placid crib were gone. Nothing was e ver said. Two years later when another baby in a crib appeared at the end of her bed,Cathy told Vickie,shed id her best to pretend it wast there. Two days later it wasnt. It turned out the six siblings,who all grew up aroundo ne another,knew they had two other sisters,but no idea of where thed been sent. For years,efforts were made to find them,but the samed ead ends that thwarted Patty,frustrated the family. Then came the phone call o n Memorial Day,and they and Patty were finally brought together. The only way you can explain it is comfortable, P atty said,describing her relationship with her new found family. From theb eginning no one felt nervous. We all felt at ease. The o nly way I can explain is they opened their arms. They call randomly just to tell me they love me. Ive gone from feeling lost to having more fami-l y than I know what to do with. C onnie said the timing couldnt have been better. She had just lost her son toc omplications from diabetes when her niece called to tell h er Patty and Vickie had been found. God took my son away, Connie said,ut he gave met wo sisters. It gives me goosebumps,she added. The day I met Patty we were wearing exactly the same sun glasses. P atty and Vickie learned that except for the two y oungest,their brothers and sisters were raised by different family members,and that there were still questions about which children sharef athers,DNA tests are planned to sort it all out,but n o one is in a rush. The woman who gave birth to the eight children is nol onger alive to share her dreams or explain her decis ions. Ill never find out all the answers,Patty said. But all I really wanted is closure, and I got a family. V ickie is glad Patty found peace. She is also awed at the w armth and openness of her brothers and sisters. She looks forward to a trip thiss pring when everyone will get together in Illinois. E ven so,she feels a twinge of disloyalty to her true mother,the one who raised her day to day. I think this is karma, V ickie said. Mom died in April. I thought,my mom is g one,there goes my family. Then,in less than a month I discover a whole set of broth-e rs and sisters. Its like my mom is saying from heaven, its OK. Sisters reunite with siblings Continued from page 1A C ourtesy photo Cathy, Vickie and Pattys o ldest sister, at the age she last saw them. Courtesy photo Cathy and Terrie, two of Connie and Vickies new f ound siblings in 2012. SFSC TAG offers spring classes By MATTHEW DALY Associated PressHONOLULU President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the fiscal cliff,but says its just one step in a broader effort to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits. Obama said in his radio and Internet a ddress Saturday that the new law,approved by Congress on New Years Day and signed T hursday,raises taxes on the wealthiest Americans while preventing a middle-class tax increase that could have thrown the economy back into recession. With one crisis for the short term,Obama f aces new battles in Congress over raising the countrys $16.4 trillion borrowing limit,as well as more than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts for the military and domestic programs which were delayed by two monthsu nder the compromise. Lawmakers promise to replace those across-the-board cuts with more targeted steps that could take longer to implement. Obama,speaking from Hawaii,where he is o n vacation with his family,said he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit. But he said he will not compromiseover his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling. The nations credit rating was downgraded the last time lawmakers threat-e ned inaction on the debt ceiling,in 2011. Our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again,Obama said. I f elected officials from both parties focus on the interests of our country above the interests of party,Im convinced we can cut spending and raise revenue in a manner that reduces our deficit and protects the middlec lass,Obama said. In the Republican address,Rep. Dave C amp of Michigan said that as attention again turns to the debt limit,we must identify responsible ways to tackle Washingtons wasteful spending. SFSC offers child development classes Alaska winter will challenge salvage Obama wants action on governments borrowing limit CENTRAL FLA REGIONAL PLANNING*; 5.542"; 6"; Black; main, public hearing notice; 00026040 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3 .639"; 3"; Black; main rh page new patients; 00026441 FAMILY CHRISTIAN CENTER; 3.639"; 5"; Black; main A; 00026477

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C M Y K But as a recent,hideous murder in Orlando made all too c lear,serious gaps in mental-health care can be a menace to public safety. This issue demands a spot on the postN ewtown agenda,along with other priorities,including sensible gun limits. The Orlando murder took place at a McDonald's on C hristmas night. It was a random,brutal and senseless act. Jerry Tyson,a convicted killer with a history of mental illn ess,allegedly took the life of Steven Lang,who was in a wheelchair,when Lang refused to hand over his pocket change to Tyson. There were no guns involved in this atrocity. Police say Tyson pulled a butcher knife and fatally stabbed Lang in the gut. R ecords show Tyson has been treated for mental illness for at least 20 years. In 2000,he stabbed another man to death. He then underwent seven years of treatment at a state hospital and the Osceola County Jail before pleading no contest to manslaughter in 2007 and was sentenced to 12 yearsi n prison. ... Yet when he was released from prison on Dec. 20 he got credit on his sentence for his time under treatment Tyson got a bus ticket home to Orlando and instructions to report to his probation officer within 24 hours. He never did.F ive days later,Lang was dead. A state corrections spokeswoman told the Sentinel that the department makes plans for mentally ill inmates to get treat-m ent in their communities before they are released. However,the state has no authority to force them to follow those plans. ... R ecently,the Daytona Beach News Journal reported that Florida ranks 48th among the 50 states in per capita funding f or mental health,spending less than a third of the national average. Yet earlier this year,determined to hit rock bottom,lawm akers cut funding for mental-health treatment. All Floridians who suffer from mental illness need access t o the treatment they need. But it's especially crucial for those with a history of violence. ... Online: http://www.orlandosentinel.com Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, January 6, 2013www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS After the horrific school shooting in Newtown,Conn., s ome gun control opponents argued for better tracking and treatment of Americans suffering from mental illness instead of any new l imits on firearms. It would be easy and maybe accurate in some c ases to dismiss this call as a diversionary tactic from those who never want to give up their assault weapons. 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155D 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 Mental-health treatment must improve The faint screaming you h eard seconds after midnight (if you could hear anything with fireworks going off) was the country sailing over the fiscal cliff.T he fhwompsound you heard shortly afterwards w as the parachute the Senate and House hastily enacted to save us from thew orst effects. In case youve been i gnoring the news lately, heres the situation in a nutshell. There were tax hikesa nd spending cuts that were due to kick in Jan. 1st that almost nobody wanted to s ee happen. Even though they knew it was coming, o ur political leaders did a lot of dithering and posturing before hammering out a deal in the wee hours of the morning of the deadline. I s this any way to run a country? And lest you think were landing on a safe,wide plain,our destination is yet another cliff one that must be addressed by thee nd of February before bad things happen,some that w ouldve occurred this week except Congress decided to delay them a couple of months. What does this mean to y ou and me? For individuals making less than $400,000 and families making under $450,000,our taxes dontg o up. Mostly. Payroll taxes are going up,which will hit anyone getting a paycheck. Spending cuts were postponed for two months. A bunch of little things were dealt with,most of which pass under our radar. Demonstrating that no bill is immune to pork,the deal included money for entities such as Hollywood, NASCAR,and algae farmers. Im not sure when this goes into effect because while the House and Senate have passed the bill, President Obama went back to Hawaii without signing the thing. I thought this was urgent? The fact of the matter is that while the president got a lot of what he wanted tax increases on wealthier Americans those of us who wanted spending cuts got almost nothing. For every dollar of spending cut in this deal,there were $ 41 of tax increases. It seems that there are p eople running the country who believe we can spend all the money we want ands imply tax our way out of the mess were in. If I tried t o run my household budget like this,wed be in serious trouble (actually,if It ried to run the household budget period wed be in a mess.Theres a reason Don g ets that job). When are we going to a dmit that our government is spending too much money? I realize its a depressing subject. No one wants to see stuff they likec ut. One mans pork is another mans essential service. This is a fight that wont be pretty. But its a fight we need to have. Our federal government has grown farb eyond our Founding Fathers wildest nightm ares. Its spending money were having to borrow from other countries, increasing the amount of debt our children andg randchildren are going to have to deal with if we continue to ignore the problem. Thanks to this deal,most of us will survive this cur-r ent crisis. At least until the end of February.Then we get to do this all over again to prevent another crisis.Will we do what we need to do for the benefit of the country? If we take the latest deal into account,I have to say Im not hopeful. We need to wake up and realize we cant continue the way weve been spending the past few years. But I fear most everyone is sound asleep in regards to this issue. Me? Im hanging on to my parachute.I suspect Im going to need it for the next cliff were facing. Who does this board really serve?Editor: Attn:Lake Bonnet Village C o-op residents: You are probably aware an election will be held on Jan. 23,to fill three board positions. There are four people running of which three are presently board members. The fourth person attempted to hold a Meet the Candidatemeeting,but three board members refused to attend upon the advice of our attorney. He suggested they might spill information which the members are not to know. Funny,I thought board members were servants of the co-op members and were to offer help whenever needed. Where did I go wrong? Charles A. Marr Avon ParkOptimist Club continues work with youth programsEditor: Just a week ago,I had written a letter extolling the blessings of good things happening in Highlands County and the promising blessings continuing into the new year. It was sad to read in the morning paper that some of the good cheer for the new year diminished with the potential loss of the Avon Park Childrens Academy Theatre. The severe economic recession has hit our nation pretty hard,including Highlands County. That includes our loyal citizens who have kept this and other programs alive for our children. The Sebring Optimist Club will continue to work with the Childrens Theatre,the Boys and Girls Club,Big Brothers and Sisters,Take S tock in Children,School Board and other programs that serve our youth to achieve their goals. We ask our citizens,especially ourB aby Boomers and Seniors, to offer their bountiful experience,skills and wisdom to help our youth develop their potential to become productive citizens in this great land of ours. From kindergarten to college level. Please address your calls and letters to Krista Flores (863-212-0800Avon Park Childrens Theatre or Krista Flores.com. Gabriel Read Avon ParkLegislature, courts need to evolve lawsEditor: The issue of permanent alimony has become a lightning rod for the Florida Legislature in recent years. Appropriate reform has come in the form of a recently adopted supportive-relationship law that ends permanent alimony in the event of the recipientslack of continued need because of a new supportive relationship. Also, reform has occurred and permanent alimony can now never result in the recipient spouse having more income than the obligor spouse. Further protections have long existed such as that permanent alimony may end at normal retirement age and that the income of a new spouse is irrelevant to any modification of alimony (unless the obligor seeks to minimize her earning capacity by living on her new spousesincome). Many disgruntled people paying permanent alimony have joined together and are loudly seeking further reform.Clearly,what is s ought is not reform,but what is sought is the eradication of permanent alimony. This would be a travesty. The system has worked w ell since alimony was first adopted statutorily in Florida in 1828. The need continues to exist in many instances. The purpose of alimony and other relief is to preserve the integrity of marriage. Marriage is intended as a permanent union and is a legal contract with consequences in the event of a divorce. In the age of no-fault divorce,you can divorce your spouse for any reason,but the state of Florida can require alimony if a disparity in income exists and certain specific criteria in the law are met. Certainly,we can all agree that the law should provide relief if one spouse has been out of the workforce for many years and sacrifices his earning potential to make life worth livingfor the other spouse,and the marriage ends in divorce. Should the party who earned the livingin a longterm marriage be permitted to keep all of the earnings that the other spouse helped earn by indirectly making the earnings possible by being a helpmate through raising children,caring for the home or otherwise performing the duties of a traditional marriage? This would give one party a windfall in the event of a divorce and would encourage divorce. The Florida Constitution provides that every person should have open access to the courts for redress of any injury.The party with the injured earning capacity should have the opportunity for redress through the courts. e should never ration justice,in the words of the v enerable Judge Learned Hand to be a true democracy every person should have access to address their grievances whether theg rievance is to obtain compensation for a lost earning capacity or to seek the avoidance of alimony because the other spouses lack of contribution. The system works we havent outgrown it we just need the Legislature and the courts to continue to evolve the law of alimony and to rectify (as has been done) any abuses in the law, and thereby preserve and protect the families of the state of Florida. Mark A. Sessums Esquire Sessums Law GroupNo clue how to live as average AmericanEditor: Our leaders in Washington have set us an example we should follow.They propose to cut the federal budget $100 million. Now that is a bunch of money for us common folk. They plan to cut that amount from a $3.5 trillion budget. Now,as good Americans we should follow their bold example. If your household budget is $2,000 a month and you follow their math in cutting your budget,now you will have to survive on $1,999.94. Beware of deception. Most of these people have no clue how to live as an average American. They were rich when they got there and richer when they leave ... if they ever leave. Frank Parker Sebring Geronimo! Lauras Look Laura Ware Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@embarqmail.co m Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. Letters policyMake 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 edi tor@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,as well as any other opinion piece are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 6, 2013Page 5A S. Commerce Ave.,Suite A, by end of businessW ednesday. If those who wish to speak before the delegationh ave hand-outs for the commissioners,bring eight c opies of each item to Grimsles office by Wednesday. A public hearing is part of the Jan. 18 meeting. Individuals are invited toa ddress the delegation on state issues of concern. I f you have questions or wish to be put on the agenda,e-mail Larry Ford atf ord.larry@flsenate.gov or phone 386-6000. P ublic invited to speak out Continued from page 1A Campbells assistant two y ears ago. Stokes describes her thoughts on Campbell during one of the most difficult elections of their career together. The worst election was 2000. We had to recount so many times,but the entire process with him was very good. He handled it like ap rofessional; you do what you have to do and he always does,Stokes said. Current County Property Appraiser Ed Sager beganw orking with Campbell in 1975 and has kept a close friendship with Campbelle ven after his exit from the appraisers office. s a funny feeling,him l eaving,after working with him for so long,but Im h appy for him,Sager said. years is a long time and he deserves it,I hope he has ag reat retirement. He comes from a great family,a great p erson. The retirement was something that Campbell put a great deal of thought into before he made his decision.C ampbell spoke to close family members about his t houghts regarding retirement before making his final decision. He thought about it a long time. He finally decided that t his was the right time to go ahead and do it,said Campbells mother, K athleen. Campbell smiled proudly during the retirement party, v isiting with her sons friends and colleagues. If he gets bored Ive got s ome things for him to do a round my home ... Ill keep him busy,she said with a smile. Campbells successor, recently elected Supervisoro f Elections Penny Ogg, spoke nothing but kind words about her long-time boss during the party. Ogg has worked underneath Campbellf or the past nine years. Learning the ins and outs of the position under the careful eye of Campbell,Ogg is ready to take on her formerb osss job following the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. Having this camaraderie already there in place is a great thing. Joe has been sog ood to us all. His legacy will carry on in this office and in t his community,Ogg said. As for Campbell himself, he plans on spending hisr etirement doing numerous things and just enjoying life. Im looking forward to it. I knew that I didnt want to go another four years,I didt want to do another election. I just plan to have fun,C ampbell said. Ive got my grandkids. Im going to be h unting and fishing and traveling. When asked what he will m iss most about his career, Campbell gave a sincere a nswer,an answer everyone expected to hear: I will miss my workers t he most. Ill miss all the people in the Government Center. After 38 years in public service, Campbell retires Continued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR S oon-to-be former Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell i ntroduces his granddaughter Chloe Goolsby to a colleague Friday afternoon during Campbells retirement party at the County Government Center. Campbell spoke to numerous f riends, workers and colleagues throughout the afternoon who all bid him farewell and a happy retirement. By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER A ssociated PressP ALM COAST Three people were dead after a small plane crashed into a house Friday afternoon while trying to land at a centralF lorida airport,the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The 1957 Beechcraft H35 Bonanza was heading from Fort Pierce to Knoxville,T enn.,when it began experiencing mechanical problems, FHP Lt. Justin Asbury said. The pilot told controllers that the engine was shaky and there was smoke coming from the plane. The plane was also entering bad weather. The Flagler County Sheriffs Office reports that the plane hit a Palm Coast home just east of the Flagler County Airport around 2:20 p.m.,several minutes after the pilots call. Robert Ferrigno,who lives down the street,said he heard the crash from his home. Planes go over here all the time,but this afternoon,I heard,putt,putt,putt,and then I heard,boom, Ferrigno said. I looked outside,and there were flames shooting up over the trees. Ferrigno and another neighbor,Armando Gonzalez,ran down the street to the crash site. The homes owner identified by FHP as Susan Crockett was already outside when they arrived, screaming that a plane had crashed into her house. The house was in flames, and there were explosions boom,boom,boom inside the house,Gonzalez said. He said the tail appeared to be sticking out the roof of the single-story ranch home. Ferrigno added that the crash had thrown insulation everywhere,saying,It looked like it was snowing. Crockett was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution,Asbury said. Authorities didnt immediately identify the people on the plane. 3 dead after plane hits house near Florida airport Associated PressO RLANDO Gov. Rick Scott is pointing to Floridas improved economy as Republicans look past losses in Novembera nd ahead toward the next election. Scott,who will seek his second term in 2014,told party activists Saturday that u nemployment has dropped and the housing market has improved since he took office. Scott said he has made t he state more business friendly by lowering taxes and getting rid of regulations. Scott makes case for second term

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C M Y K r oadways doing their jobs.Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meetsS EBRING Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,int he rear fellowship hall. There are no dues and the public and all who are interested in lapidary are welcome. The purpose of thec lub is to further the educational and scientific pursuit of the wonders of the earth. Attendees are encouraged to bring in any type of materials (gems,minerals,fos-s ils),for show and tell or for identification. S peaker for this meeting will be Pat Gutierrez,a recently retired sciencet eacher who will speak on stone carving through the a ges,from very ancient times to present day. The birthstone for January is the garnet,which is found in shades of red,black andg reen (the rarest For more information,call 4 53-7054.Ace Homecare offers outreach eventsA ce Homecare Community Outreach will host the following events this week: Monday Health Fair at 8 a.m.,Brookside Bluffs, U .S. 27,Zolfo Springs; and 10 a.m.,Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road,Wauchula. A Caregivers Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at CrownP ointe Assisted Living Community,Sun N Lake Blvd. Tuesday Health Fair at 10 a.m.,Fair HavensA partments,Spinks Road, Sebring; and 12:30 p.m.,The Groves behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27. Wednesday Health Fair a t 8 a.m. at Neiberts,U.S. 98,Lake Placid; and 9 a.m., Palm Estates,U.S. 98,L orida. Thursday Coping with Transitions,9 a.m.,atM aranatha Village,Arbuckle Creek Road,Sebring. Friday Health Fair at 7 a.m. at Arc Residence, Pleasant Street,Avon Park;a nd 9 a.m. at Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street,Avon P ark.CFRPC Finance Committee meetsS EBRING The Central Florida Regional Planning C ouncil Finance Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at ChicanesR estaurant at Inn on the Lakes,3101 Golfview Road. The meeting will be held in the Brickroom. Finance Committee members are CFRPC Chairman,B artow City Commissioner Pat Huff,Lakeland City Commissioner Edie Yates, Okeechobee County Commissioner Ray Domera nd Gubernatorial Appointee Chet Huddleston. All other council members and general public are welcome to attend.West Sebring VFD plans annual barbecueS EBRING The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department will hold its3 8th annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. C ost per dinner is $8. Dinners include half a chicke n,beans,coleslaw,roll and beverage. The barbecue will be held at Station 9,2300L ongview Court off of Sebring Parkway. D elivery service is available for orders of 25 or more. For more information call 386-6052 or 471-5344.MARSP meets TuesdayAVON PARK The M ichigan Association of Retired School Personnel w ill meet for the first time this season at the Avon Park Public Library on Museum A venue (north off of Main Street) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.The speaker will be Anne Reynolds,an educator, who has on her propertyn ear Lake Placid,the Blueberry Archaeological Site.Many of the significant artifacts found there are from very ancient times anda re of Indian and Spanish origins. R eynolds will provide some very interesting infor-m ation about Florida and its ancient residents. Call 655-6825 with questions.2013 Commodities certification setSEBRING Each client will need to certify for 2013 in order to receive commodi-t ies beginning in January. Annual certification for 2013 will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday at The SalvationA rmy,3135 Kenilworth Blvd. Commodities certification and distribution for January 2013 will be from 9 a.m. ton oon Friday,Jan. 18 at The Salvation Army. Any questions,call The S alvation Army at 385-7548.Tai Chi class is WednesdayS EBRING Join a YMCA instructor at 9 a.m. for a free Tai Chi class in DowntownS ebrings Circle Park.This class is wellness for the m ind,soul and body through the use of soothing music and gentle flowing movements improving stress,balance and agility,Sun andY ang style.Celebration Brass Concert performsA VON PARK The Celebration Brass Concert a nd Ice cream Social is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grogan Center. T ickets are $7 per person and are on sale from committee members after masses and at the church office. Proceeds go to theS cholarship Fund. Our Lady of Grace Grogan Center is at 595 E. Main St.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK T he Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 will have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Ladies Auxiliary meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday,followedb y the Mens Auxiliary at 6 p.m. and the Post meeting at 7 p.m. Music by Diane Thompson from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke by JohnnyB from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information,call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID T he Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will have a general meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Music by Sharon English on Friday; call for time. Breakfast served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. For more information,call 699-5444. SEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave., will host ShuffleboardS crambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday. A carry-in dinner and membership meeting are set for 7 p.m. County Shuffleboard tournament isa t 9 a.m. Tuesday. Shuffleboard league is at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Mini Shuffleboard Tournament is at 1:15 p.m. Friday. FERN EURES F ern H. Eures,92,of Sebring,Fla.,passed away W ednesday,Jan. 2,2013,in Sebring. She was born Oct. 5,1920 to Walter and Sarah (Myers Goshen,Ind.,and had beena resident of Sebring since 1925,coming from Indiana. She was office manager for the family business,Highlands Plumbing Company in Sebring,and was a membero f First Presbyterian Church,the Elks and S ebring Womans Club. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed entertaining guests in their home and international travels. S he was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years,Ernest Eures in 1995 and by her two sons,Terry and Ernie Jr. She is sur-v ived by two grandsons, Bruce and Matt Eures; granddaughter,Jolene Eures; and one great-grandson. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8,2013 at Pinecrest Cemetery,Sebring,with Rev. Darrell Peer officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to First Presbyterian Church of Sebring,319 Poinsettia Ave.,Sebring, FL 33870.Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. 33870 385-0125 www.sephensonnelsonfh.com CLAUDE RYAN Claude Ryan,89,of Avon Park,Fla. entered into rest to be with his Lord on Dec. 21,2012. He is survived by four loving sons and their wives, Lloyd and Nenia Ryan,Mark and Carol Ryan,Charles and Judy Vealey,and George and Joyce Vealey; 26 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday,Jan. 9,2013 at t he Avon Park Church of the Nazarene. ALENA VECCHIO Alena (Helen Vecchio,86,was born in Roxbury,Mass. on Feb. 14,1 926. She died at Good Shepard Hospice in Sebring on Dec. 27,2012, after a short illness. She moved to Avon Park in 1987 fol-l owing retirement f rom Onondaga Community College in New York. She outlived herh usbands,William Dillon (1970Vecchio (2000 She is survived by her son and daughter,Granta nd Janice Dillon; granddaughter,Alena Dillon; grandsons,William and Walton Dillon; niece,JoEllen Burton; and nephew, Richard Russell. So Be It. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013www.newssun.com CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from page 2A OB ITUARIES Ryan V ecchio STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3 "; Black; 1/6/13; 00026432 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/6/13; 00026433 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00026373 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 00026453 CR OSSWORDSO LUTION In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013Page 7A 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12000869GCAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff vs TRAVIS KELTON HILL, JR.; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TRAVIS KELTON HILL, JR. 1728 PALM ST SEBRING, FL 33870 TRAVIS KELTON HILL, JR. 2544 NORTH ROAD GARDENDALE, AL 35071 SUSAN A. HILL 1728 PALM ST SEBRING, FL 33870 SUSAN A. HILL 2544 NORTH ROAD GARDENDALE, AL 35071 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 17, BLOCK D, LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 52, 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 this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the NEWS SUN or on or before February 12, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 31st day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk J anuary 6, 13, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12000845GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs GARLAND G. FRAZIER, JR., ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GARLAND G. FRAZIER, JR. 4610 TROUT AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33875 GARLAND G. FRAZIER, JR. 1424 RANDALL ROAD SEBRING, FL 33872 GARLAND G. FRAZIER, JR. 509 MAC LANE SEBRING, FL 33875 GARLAND G. FRAZIER, JR. 1917 E HOLIDAY DRIVE FLORIDA, FL 33857 ANGELA FRAZIER 4610 TROUT AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33875 ANGELA FRAZIER 1424 RANDALL ROAD SEBRING, FL 33872 ANGELA FRAZIER 5 09 MAC LANE SEBRING, FL 33875 ANGELA FRAZIER 1917 E HOLIDAY DRIVE F LORIDA, FL 33857 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 378, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION ``A'', ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S 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 this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the NEWS SUN or on or before February 12, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 2nd day of January, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 6, 13, 2013 1050Legals S ubscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 CLASSIFIEDS Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-832-GCS O CEAN BANK Plaintiff, v s. DAWN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC., a Florida Corporation, and Unknown Tenants 1-5 Defendants. N OTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, in the C ircuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the following property situated in Highlands County, Florida: S ee legal description attached hereto as Exhibit A E XHIBIT A OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2123, PAGES 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, AND 1970 (RECORDERS MEMO: Legibility of Writing or Printing Unsatisfactory in this Document When Received at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at public sale on January 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the jury assembly room, basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 30, 2012; January 6, 2013 DUMMY 2013 NEWS EDITOR 2X6 AD # 00026406

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013www.newssun.com 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: S chool Board of Hendry County, Lake Placid Police Departm ent, City of Avon Park. Saturday, January 12th at 9:00am January 4, 6, 2013 1050L egals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001785GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-21, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES E. ANDERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES E. ANDERSON; JUDITH F. ANDERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUDITH F. ANDERSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s N OTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situa te in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOTS 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 AND 7687 AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 24, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on January 17, 2013. DATED THIS 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 19th day of December, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. December 30, 2012; January 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000976 SEC.: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. GEORGE E. MATHEWS; ANN MARIE P. MATHEWS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN N AMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 19, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000976 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands C ounty, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 17th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 216, OF BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone: (863 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 19th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA December 30, 2012; January 6, 2013 NOW HIRINGP/T Drivers and Drivers Assistants for the PRIDE Tire Retread Plant located at Avon Park Correctional. Class A CDL license is preferred. All Candidates are required to lift truck tires weighing 75+ lbs. repeatedly and work 12+ hrs. in a single day. Candidates must also be able to pass an NCIC background check and a drug screening. Drivers start at $14/hr., Assistants $10.75/hr. 25-30 hrs./week. Serious candidates only. Contact Andy Aunspaugh or Cheryl Whidden at 1-800-929-2715 to arrange an interview.DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comS EBRING Thursdays fog was one thing, delaying the opening of the 58th Annual Harder Hall Womens Invitational, but Fridays early rain and daylong damp conditions really m ade a jumble of an everevolving leaderboard. First-round leader, 13year old Mika Liu from Bradenton, who raceda head of the pack with a 6under 66 on Thursday, cameb ack to the back some with a 75 Friday. And while Tennessee senior Erica Popsens scores from the first twor ounds showed a level of consistency, following a T hursday 71 with a Friday 70, she had some ups and downs in the overcast and soggy conditions. After firing a 35 on the back nine to start her day, w hich included holing one from 60 yards out after finding the water on 17 to save par, Popsen got on a roll on the front nine, racking up consecutive birdies on holes two through five. Then came an inexplicable eight on number six. I had a good tee shot on six, but it got into the trees and I stayed in there for a while, the Ridge Community grad said. Thats four shots Ive lost on that hole in two days. This is Popsens second entry in the Harder Hall, having been on hand in 2011, but missing last year d ue to thumb surgery. I love this tournament and the course, she said after Fridays round. Ive had a hard time the last few months, but have started to spark recently and Ive played solid so far. I am going to turn pro in May, after my spring college season, and hope to geta few exemptions to play before Q school, Popsen continued. It would be an honor to win this and have my name up there with all the great players, especially (amateur legend and tournament coordinator) Carole Semple-Thompson. In order to do that, Popsen will have to work through what looked to be a moderately warm and potentially wet weekend,a long with the likes of Liu, with whom she was tied at a three-under 141, and plenty of others in the field who w ere within seven shots of the lead heading into the f inal two rounds. J ust two shots back of the co-leaders are Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, GAand Hannah Pietila from Brighton, MI at oneunder 143 and at an evenpar 144 is JiaXin Yang of HaiKou, China. Liu, Popsen tied for the lead after two rounds Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract and keep wild turkeys on your property. Wild turkeys, like deer, are edge species, because of their need for more than one type of habitat. Most of the time, with large tracts of land, this isnt a problem because the vast landscape is diverse enough. But in the case of smallacreage, one-habitat propert ies, its up to you as the landowner to create varied, p referred habitats if you expect turkeys to use the p roperty. F or optimal turkey habitat, most experts believe a rule of halves should be applied to the landscape. W hat that means is that half of the area (and if you own a small tract, then include surrounding properties) should be in mature forests and the other half in early-succession openings, such as fields or clear-cut and plantation-cut landscapes. To create even better and more varied habitats for turkeys, you should offer differing age classes of forests and early-succession areas and make prescribed burning a big part of your management plan. This will enable new growth of succulent, woody ornamentals, native grasses and weedy-type flowers. Hardwood lowlands provide travel corridors thatt urkeys and deer use extensively and feel comfortable moving through. Most wild turkeys prefer to roost in trees over or nea r water, so its important to leave these areas undisturbed and free from timbering. Buffer strips of native grasses and woody ornamentals should be left unmowed where clear-cut areas meet pine or hardwood forests. Hens require this thick understory cover for nesting. In Florida, most hens b egin laying their eggs in late March or early April and the eggs take about 25 days to hatch, so take care not tob urn or mow through August. A fter hatching, poults will roost on the ground for the f irst 14 days, and during this period, approximately 70 p ercent of these young birds wont survive, primarily because of predation from raccoons, hawks, coyotes, foxes and bobcats. Attempts to control these SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, January 6, 2013 Outta the Woods Tony Young Follow rule of halves in managing for turkeys See TURKEY, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Thirteen-year old Mika Liu fell off her first-round pace ab it Friday, but still had a share of the lead heading into the weekend at the 58th Harder Hall Womens Invitational. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taryn OBannon tries to fend off this LaBelle forward Friday in Sebrings 4-0 loss to the Cowgirls. By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondent SEBRING The Christmas holidays didnt get to end on a jolly note for the Lady Blue Streaks as they took on the LaBelle Cowgirls on Friday night at Firemans Field. The Streaks put in a strong effort, but the Cowgirls were still able to round up the Streaks with a 4-0 final score. LaBelle got on the board early on in the game with a score at the 38-minute mark, and they nearly scored again at the 31-minute mark off a penalty kick, but the ball hit the top of the bar and bounced back onto the field. The Streaks were given a glimmer of hope with number of strong attempts throughout the first half from Lacey Watson. Watson had a breakaway that nearly led to a goal, but unfortunately the goalie was able to race out and smother the ball, initially. After it leaded away from the keeper, Watson kept after it, but it was soon cleared by a Cowgirl defender. LaBelle got their second and third goal of the night in back-to-back attempts. The Cowboys scored at 23:30 when the ball bounced just out of reach of keeper Shannon Bloemsma. Less than a minute later LaBelle came back again with another goal to give them a 3-0 lead. The Streaks defense stepped up their game after the dual goals by the Cowboys by not allowing another goal to be scored on them in the first half. Bloemsma had a number of strong saves, that paired with the defense of Holly Scherlacher, Taryn OBannon, Heather Bloemsma and Mariana Becker, was able to hold off the oncoming Cowboys. The Streaks had a stronger game the second half by only allowing LaBelle to score one additional goal, which ended the scoring for the night at 4-0. e gave the best we could with what we had said Mariana Becker. We were down a couple players and many were sick. The Streaks look to return to their usual practice and game schedule when school starts back up again on Tuesday. The Sebring girls are taking on county rival Lake Placid at home on Tuesday for their senior night game. Check Fridays edition of the News-Sun for a recap on the contest. LaBelle lassoes Lady Streaks LaBelle4Sebring0 Harder Hall chase fighting through the elements See HARDER, Page 4B By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI Even when seated, the Chicago Bulls outrebounded the Miami Heat. Following one missed shot, the ball rolled between forward Carlos Boozers legs as he fell on his backside, yet he still managed to scoop it up and feed a teammate for two more second-chance points for Chicago. Dominating on the glass and the hardwood, the Bulls became only the third visiting team to win in Miami this season, beating the Heat 9689 Friday night. Chicago outrebounded Miami 48-28. The Bulls had 19 offensive rebounds to four for the Heat. Everybody in both lock er rooms understands what the overwhelming key to the Bulls beat Heat on the boards MCTphoto Joakim Noah helped the Bulls outrebound the Heat by 20 Friday night in Chicagos win. See HEAT, Page 3B By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent AVON PARK Being the second oldest rivalry in the state, any matchup between Avon Park and Sebring is sure to see some sparks flying. Such was the case Friday night as the Red Devils boys basketball team hosted the Blue Streaks, earning some redemption after a loss during the Taveniere Tournament by rising to the top and earning a 55-51 victory. Approaching the second half, Avon Park was trailing 10 points behind Sebring. Red Devil Alfred Brown contributed the first successful shot of the half, putting two of his 17 points of the night on the board. After some neck-and-neck action, the score was 31-27, still in Sebrings favor. Travis Lawton made an impressive block, but before he could run the ball back Blue Streak Gary DeMarest came up with a steal. As the crowds got heated, so did the players as Lawton stole the ball right back, coming up with one foul shot to put the board at 31-28. Again, back-to-back steals resulted in Avon Park points, this time with a layup from Red Devil Gus Owens. Sebring point leader, Quantene Rouse, scored the Red Devils rally for rivalry win Avon Park55Sebring51 News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Gary DeMarest and Travis Lawton battle for this rebound in Fridays typically heated Avon Park, Sebring matchup. See AP, Page 3B

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C M Y K AP Chamber Golf TournamentAVON PARK On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th Annual Avon Park Chamber Golf Tournament at River Greens Golf Course. The golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:45 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. All who are interested in attending will need to pre-register with the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. T he tournament will follow a four-person scramble format with two different hole in one competitions; a $2,000 hole in one will be offered by Cohan Radio G roup, and a win a free car hole in one sponsored by Witham Chevrolet. T he price to enter will be $60 per pers on. For more information, visit www.avonparkcc@gmail.com .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.SFSC Opening DayAVON PARK South Florida State College baseball hosts Dr. Stephens Day at the Ball Park on Friday, Jan. 25. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:45 p.m. at SFSC Panther Field at the Highlands Campus. The celebration begins with the opening ceremony, an appreciation ceremony for Dr. and Mrs. Stephens, followed by Dr. Stephens throwing out the first pitch for the Panthers home opener against the College of Centra Florida. The fun continues with plenty of great snacks and panther athletic apparel available at the Panther concession stand. Throughout the game, announcer Hal Graves will award prizes for those who can muster the answers to his famous baseball trivia. The public is welcome to attend, and admission to the opening day game is free for everyone.Winter LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department announces that the 2013 Winter Softball Leagues will start the week of January 14. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational and are open to all adults 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 The Tanglewood Golf A ssociation is pleased to haveAlan Jay A utomotive Networkjoin withAlan J. Holmes of Edward Jonesas co-sponsors of the 8th annual Golf Fore a Cure Tournament being held at Pinecrest GC on Saturday, Feb. 9. T anglewood golfers are reminded th at they can sign up at the clubhouse Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. and Mondays from 2 3:30 p.m. The $50 entry fee covers golf and a roast beef lunch. There will also be a raffle, 50/50 draw and an auction. 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 e ach category. R egistration began on Saturday, Jan. 5. A large group of volunteers will be canv assing local businesses seeking hole sponsorships for $75, as well as prizes to be raffled or auctioned. F or further information about hole s ponsorships or to contribute a prize please call 382-8349.LP Senior SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Senior S oftball 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.Sebring 70s SoftballSEBRING Seniors 70 and older will be organizing a league starting in early January. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Interested seniors should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or Bill Todd at 3855632, or see them at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.LP Chamber Bass TourneyLAKEPLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Bass Tournament will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Windy Point Ramp on Lake Istokpoga. Entry fee is $120 per team, which includes Big Bass. Big Basswill be a100-percent payback. Entry forms are available on t he Chamber website at www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com or by calling the Lake Placid Chamber at 465-4331. Entries are limited to 50 boats. PlayoffsWild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Cincinnati at Houston, late Minnesota at Green Bay, late Sunday, Jan. 6 Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS Seattle at Washington, 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 York2210.688 Brooklyn1815.5454.5 Boston1517.4697 Philadelphia1519.4418 Toronto1221.36410.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami229.710 Atlanta2011.6452 Orlando1220.37510.5 Charlotte824.25014.5 Washington427.12918 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago1813.581 Indiana1914.576 Milwaukee1615.5162 Detroit1322.3717 Cleveland826.23511.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio269.743 Memphis2010.6673.5 Houston1914.5766 Dallas1320.39412 New Orleans725.21917.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City257.781 Portland1715.5318 Denver1816.5298 Minnesota1514.5178.5 Utah1717.5009 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers268.765 Golden State2210.6883 L.A. Lakers1517.46910 Sacramento1320.39412.5 Phoenix1222.35314 ___ Thursdays Games New York 100, San Antonio 83 Minnesota 101, Denver 97 Fridays Games Cleveland 106, Charlotte 104 Sacramento 105, Toronto 96 Brooklyn 115, Washington 113,2OT Detroit 85, Atlanta 84 Portland 86, Memphis 84 Oklahoma City 109, Philadelphia 85 Boston 94, Indiana 75 Chicago 96, Miami 89 Houston 115, Milwaukee 101 Utah 87, Phoenix 80 L.A. Clippers 107, L.A. Lakers 102 Saturdays Games Boston at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Indiana, late New York at Orlando, late Houston at Cleveland, late Sacramento at Brooklyn, late Portland at Minnesota, late New Orleans at Dallas, late Philadelphia at San Antonio, late Utah at Denver, late Golden State at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Oklahoma City at Toronto, 1 p.m. Washington at Miami, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL33823497730.5 Anthony, NYK25816775228.9 Durant, OKC29626190728.3 James, MIA31415482426.6 Harden, HOU25127884326.3 Westbrook, OKC24516269921.8 Wade, MIA21012955820.7 Aldridge, POR24912061820.6 Curry, GOL22610265220.4 Lee, GOL26910864620.2 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE13822336114.4 Randolph, MEM13422435812.3 Howard, LAL11926538412.0 Asik, HOU10128138211.6 Lee, GOL9725735411.1 Hickson, POR12421233610.8 Vucevic, ORL10423233610.5 Noah, CHI10820431210.4 Chandler, NYK13719132810.3 Faried, DEN13720434110.0 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS2831911.4 Paul, LAC343179.3 Vasquez, NOR322889.0 Holiday, PHL302699.0 Westbrook, OKC322758.6 Williams, Bro322497.8 Calderon, TOR332527.6 Parker, SAN332437.4 James, MIA312146.9 Teague, ATL312106.8 Lawson, DEN332236.8 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC34902.65 Conley, MEM29692.38 Jennings, MIL31662.13 Westbrook, OKC32672.09 Lin, HOU33631.91 Rondo, BOS28531.89 Kidd, NYK28521.86 Walker, CHA32591.84 Harden, HOU32591.84 T. Young, PHL34601.76 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL30913.03 Ibaka, OKC32942.94 Hibbert, IND33882.67 Howard, LAL32832.59 Duncan, SAN34852.50 Smith, ATL29672.31 Lopez, Bro26592.27 Noah, CHI30612.03 McGee, DEN34692.03 Lopez, NOR32631.97 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FGFGAPCT Chandler, NYK151220.686 Jordan, LAC133222.599 McGee, DEN152266.571 Howard, LAL195346.564 Hickson, POR163290.562 Ibaka, OKC191340.562 Lopez, NOR160287.557 Bosh, MIA203370.549 James, MIA314576.545 Horford, ATL216399.541 3-POINT PERCENTAGE 3FG3FGAPCT Bonner, SAN2756.482 Martin, OKC71153.464 Mayo, DAL78170.459 Allen, MIA53116.457 Curry, GOL98215.456 Mills, SAN3170.443 Novak, NYK66150.440 Korver, ATL68156.436 Turner, PHL2762.435 Anthony, NYK69159.434BASEBALLAmerican League BALITMORE ORIOLESClaimed C Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with RHP Brett Myers on a one-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROSNamed Tom Lawless, Mark Bailey, Morgan Ensberg and Vince Coleman development specialists and Adam Everett infield instructor. Named Steve Webber pitching coach for Oklahoma City (PCLim Garland hitting coach and Bryan Baca trainer for Corpus Christi (Texas); Morgan Ensberg coach and Grant Hufford trainer for Lancaster (Cal Omar Lopez manager, Dave Borkowski pitching coach, Joel Chimelis hitting coach and Steve Miller athletic trainer for Quad Cities (MWL manager, Doug White pitching coach, Russ Steinhorn hitting coach and Michael Rendon athletic trainer for TriCity (NYP, Josh Miller pitching coach, Cesar Cedeno hitting coach and Corey O'Brien athletic trainer for Greeneville (Appalachian Edgar Alfonzo manager, Hector Mercado pitching coach, Marty Malloy hitting coach, Gordy MacKenzie coach and Christian Bermudez trainer for the Astros (GCL NEW YORK YANKEESClaimed INF-OF Russ Canzler off waivers from Cleveland. TEXAS RANGERSAnnounced C Eli Whiteside cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Round Rock (PCL TORONTO BLUE JAYSClaimed RHP Chad Beck off waivers from Pittsburgh. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATESNamed Carlos Garcia manager of Altoona (EL Kremblas manager of Bradenton (FSL Michael Ryan manager of West Virginia (SALurgeon manager of Jamestown (NYP ager of the GCL Pirates and Keoni De Renne of the Dominican Summer League team. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSNamed Bryan Eversgerd pitching coach for Memphis (PCL Springfield (Texas); Arthur Adams pitching coach, Roger LaFrancois hitting coach and Keith Joynt trainer for Palm Beach (FSL manager and Mike Petrarca trainer for Peoria (MWL and Dan Martin trainer for State College (NYP Tony Reyes trainer for Johnson City (Appalachian coach for the Cardinals (GCLBASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NEW ORLEANS HORNETSWaived F Dominic McGuire.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSSigned WR Brittan Golden to a reserve/future contract. HOUSTON TEXANSPlaced LB Tim Dobbins on injured reserve. Signed LB Cameron Collins from the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSNamed Andy Reid coach. Announced general manager Scott Pioli and the team have mutually parted ways. NEW YORK GIANTSSigned OT Matt McCants, OT Levy Adcock, G Stephen Goodwin, TE Larry Donnell, DE Matt Broha, CB Laron Scott, QB Curtis Painter, LB Jake Muasau, WR Brandon Collins, CB Trumaine McBride, WR Kevin Hardy, G Michael Jasper, DT Bobby Skinner to reserve-future contracts. NEW YORK JETSSigned CB Cliff Harris and LB Danny Lansanah to reserve/future contracts. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESNamed CB Chris Hawkins. WASHINGTON REDSKINRestored CB Cedric Griffin to the 53-man roster.COLLEGEFIUNamed Ron Turner football coach. FLORIDAAnnounced TE Jordan Reed will enter the NFL draft. GEORGIAAnnounced LB Jarvis Jones will enter the NFL draft. GUILFORDNamed Philip Newton assistant mens lacrosse coach. HAMLINESuspended mens basketball coach Nelson Whitmore indefinitely after a player was accused of punchinga woman. Dismissed freshman F Eugene Lawrence III from the mens basketball team and suspended him from the university pending a hearing. Forfeited its Jan. 5 game at Gustavus Adolphus. LSUAnnounced S Eric Reid will enter the NFL draft. UTAH STATENamed Kevin McGiven offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. WISCONSINAnnounced C Travis Frederick will enter the NFL draft. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.LaBelle,5:30/7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Soccer at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting vs.LaBelle,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Kathleen, 6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Soccer vs.All Saints Academy,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Tampa Catholic,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,7:30 p.m. B B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PBA Scorpion Championship . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NN N B B A A M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Cleveland at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Virginia at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . LSU at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 3 3 p p . m m . Texas A&M at Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State vs. Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . BCS National Championship Alabama vs. . Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Hyundai Tournament of Champions . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Hyundai Tournament of Champions . . . G G O O L L F FN N F F L L P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Indianapolis at Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Seattle at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n S yracuse at South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Temple at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N otre Dame at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . A labama at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . B aylor at Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Ohio State at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013Page 3B predators are usually ineffective and economically unfeas ible, so your efforts are better spent creating and maintaining good-quality brood h abitat. Good brood habitat should hold food in the form of s eeds, insects and tender, new-growth vegetation for young poults to feed upon throughout the summer. It should consist of 1to 3-foot-tall grass and weeds open enough to enable the young poults to move about, yet dense enough to provide cover from the above-mentioned predators. There is great interest n ationally in the planting of food plots for wildlife, including for turkeys. Within extensive closedcanopy forested areas, food plots and/or game feeders are essential to keeping turkeys on your property. Where an open forest structure is maintained by adequate timber thinning and the use of fire, such supplemental feeding is not as necessary because there ise nough natural browse vegetation on which game can feed. On very large tracts of land, sufficient supplemental feeding can be quite expensive. In these cases, proper use of burning and timber-thinning management are more economical ways of providing food for turkeys and other wildlife. Food plots, though, are a lot more cost-effective at feeding game than using feeders on moderate-sized pieces of property. In cases of smaller tracts, perhaps where food plots cant be utilized because the landscape is all lowland and you have a closed canopy, game feeders filled with corn or soybeans are your only option for attracting turkeys. W hen thinking about good food plot sites, avoid excessively wet or dry areas, and dont place them along heavily used roads to minimize d isturbance and possible poaching. Look to create these openi ngs along an edge where upland pines meet a hardw ood drain. This way, youll have an a rea where three separate habitats converge. Keep in mind that it is recommended that 2 percent to 3 percent of the land should be in these permanent openings. The best food plots are long and narrow rectangular shapes that follow the contour of the land. When possible, create food plots where the length (longest part west. That way, the planted crops will receive the most direct sunlight. In the fall, cereal grains like wheat, oats and rye can be planted along with Austrian winter peas, clover and brassicas like turnips, rape and kale. Except for clover, these crops grow well in most of Florida. Clover requires a higher soil pH between 6.5 and 7 and it often wont grow in the sandy soils that make up most of our state, unless you apply enough lime to bring the pH level up. In the northern-tiered counties that border Alabama and Georgia, the soil is richer with red clay, and several varieties of clover and other legumes will grow well there. All of the above-mentioned cool-season forages can be planted by broadcast method after Oct. 1. At least twice as much f ertilizer should be applied. Slightly cover the seed by pulling a drag over it, and try to put your crop in the g round when the soil is holding some moisture and rain is in the forecast. I n the spring after May 1, you can plow under your browned-up fall crop and replace it with any combinat ion of soybeans, cowpeas, browntop millet, sorghum or peanuts. If you can afford it, turkeys are especially fond of chufa. That, along with the other warm-season forages, can be broadcasted and planted just like the cool-weather crops. Hopefully, using some or all of these wildlife-management practices will help bring in turkeys and increase your propertys carrying capacity for birds. If you need assistance, contact the FWCs Landowner Assistance Program, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Natural Resources Conservation Service or your county agricultural extension agent. Heres wishing you luck obtaining your management goals and objectives. Tony Young has many years of experience managing turkeys, deer and timber on private properties in the Panhandle. Hes an avid turkey hunter, and before he was the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management, he worked seven years for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Continued from 1B Turkey hunting tips from Tony game was, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. They were throwing it up there and playing volleyball against us. The Eastern Conferenceleading Heat fell to 15-3 at home. Their other home defeats came against the Knicks and Warriors. It always feels good to beat the Heat, said center Joakim Noah, who had 12 rebounds. And we get a night out in the city, so were hyped right now. We havent been playing great basketball and this is probably our biggest win of the year against the defending champs. It feels good. The first meeting between the teams this season was a bruiser, and the Bulls repeatedly outfought and outfoxed Miami on the boards. The Heat, who are last in the NBAin rebounds, had won four games this season when outrebounded by 15 or more. But this time the disparity beat them. s just the will of going t o do it, LeBron James said. Its a reoccurrence. You give a team like this extra possessions, theyre g oing to capitalize. James scored 30 points, e xtending his streaks of s coring at least 20 points to 31 consecutive games this season, and 52 games in a row overall when including last years playoff run. He has scored at least 25 in eight consecutive games. But he had just six rebounds, which led the Heat. Boozer had 12 rebounds for Chicago, and Taj Gibson added nine in 17 minutes. The Bullsfinal offensive rebound helped seal the win. Jimmy Butler grabbed it and fed Boozer for a layup with 46 seconds left to put them up 93-86. Chicago had 20 secondc hance points to seven for Miami. s killing us, plain and simple, said Heat center Chris Bosh, who had one offensive rebound in 38 minutes. Is it scheme? Is it m ental? Wed better figure it out. Boozer scored 27 points after totaling a season-high 31 Wednesday at Orlando. Noah, back after missing one game with flu-like symptoms, had 13 points. T hey set the tone with their physical play. I dont know if that small ball is going to work a gainst us, Noah said. Not with guys like Carlos Boozer in the game. While the Heat were often on their heels, they kept coming back. Ajarring foul by Kirk Hinrich near the sideline staggered James and he collapsed on the Bulls bench, then was helped to his feet by coach Tom Thibodeau. Seconds later, James sank a 3. Noah drew a flagrant foul when he tackled James around the neck with one arm to stop a drive early in the fourth quarter. The violation led to a four-point possession for the Heat, with James sin king four consecutive free t hrows. The next time Miami had the ball, James drove for a d unk that cut Chicagos le ad to 75-72. But the Heat got no closer. e understand how important rebounding is, Thibodeau said, and it showed tonight. Chicago won with more than mere muscle. The Bulls5-foot-9 Na te Robinson made a leaping interception of a James pass, then smartly bounced the ball off Miamis Shane Battier to avoid traveling. T he ball dribbled out of bounds, allowing Chicago to keep possession. Robinsons 3-pointer with 6 1/2 minutes left gave the Bulls their biggest lead, 8373. The Bulls pounded the boards from the start and s cored the final 10 points of the first quarter for a 26-22 lead. Butlers buzzer-beater to end the first half put them up 49-48. Marco Belinelli sank a 3pointer to put Chicago up 7 5-66 after three quarters. The Heat had won the ir past two games, both in overtime, but the Bulls wouldnt let them get to OT. NOTES: Regarding AllStar voting, James said witha chuckle: It looks like Im going to be a starter. Surprising. ... The Bulls are 9-8 home and 9-5 on the road. ... Chicago improved to 8-1 on the road against the Eastern Conference. Continued from 1B Heat cant overcome disparity on the boards last points for the third quarter, which ended 34-29 in the visiting teamsfavor. As the intensity continued, Avon Parks Recarus Burley was left wide open to drain a three-pointer, tying the game at 38. With the stands roaring and the crowds on their feet, it was like a scene from a m ovie; either side rising to their feet, chanting for their own and against the other, all in good fun to lift the spirits of their favorite team. This encouragement seemed to benefit Avon Park a little more, as they soon took the lead. Of course, this wasnt without a fight from Sebring, as the score was 49-47 in Avon Parks favor with half a minute to go. In a game of mostly foul shots at this point, Avon Park held tight to finalize their 5551 win at the buzzer. They wanted to protect their home court, said Avon Park head coach Marty OHora. We still need to work on not missing the easy shots, but they did a great job. Despite holding the lead for the majority of the game, Sebring head coach Princeton Harris told his boys not to be too discouraged. The boys fought through adversity, and Im still proud. The Devils are back in action Tuesday, hosting Tampa Catholic, while Sebring returns to District play Tuesday at Kathleen. Continued from 1B A P charges late for payback win Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID Plans for the Alex Barajas 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 12, are on the police department website at www.lppd.com . The race will begin at 8 a.m. and will use routes on Dall Hall Boulevard and Heartland Avenue in a circle around the Town of Lake Placid, also know as the most interesting town in the nation according to Readers Digest. Alex Barajas 5K

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C M Y K Kelsey MacDonald of Stirling, Scotland is four b ack at 145, and well within striking distance. As are Amy Ruengmateekhun of Garland, TX and Rinko Mitsunaga of Roswell, GA, who each came in with 146 totals after two rounds of play. Atrio are one shot further back, at 147, as Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Samantha Gotcher of Clarksville, TN and Georgia Bulldog Amira Alexander of Alpharetta, GA, all try to stay within reach. Returning 2011 champ Ashleigh Albrecht has seen the front nine hold her back in each of the first two days. After recovering from a f ront-nine 40 Thursday, the Kentucky senior continued to flourish on the back nine Friday. Starting from the 10th, she fired a 34 to keep her right in the mix after finishing Thursday with a 33 on the back. But a 41 on the front this day would push her back to the brink of contention with a two-day 148 total. Joining Albrecht on this cusp, seven shots back, were Nicole Agnello of Longwood, Amanda Steinhagen of Oak Hill, VA and Eilidh Briggs of Stirling, Scotland. There are 15 others in the 149-153 range, including Isabelle Lendl at 149, 11year old Latanna Stone of Valrico, at 151, and Sebrings Kendall Griffin, at 153. And while this group looks to be on the outside looking in, two days of golf, with the talent on hand and the remarkable rounds they are all capable of, anything can happen at Harder Hall.Late start ThursdayThe heavy morning fog lifted and gave way to beautiful conditions on a sunny Thursday to open the 58th Annual Harder Hall Womens Invitational just three hours late. And while the course record for a round wasnt challenged or reset, for the first time in two years, one young lady broke out of the pack as Mika Liu of Bradenton brought in backto-back 33s for a sterling 66. From there, on the first day of play, just four other underpar scores came in as Amira Alexander went one over on the back nine, but let her front-nine 33 carry her to a two-under 70. Annabel Dimmock, Erica Popsen and Amy Ruengmateekhun each brought in 71s and Latanna Stone, Taylor Gohn and Hanna Pietila each came in with even par 72s. Stone, of Valrico, is just 11-years old and is coming off of two under-par rounds at the Dixie last week. Sebrings own wunderkind, Kendall Griffin who is soon to turn a whopping 14, however, was one of those effected by the time delay, as her late tee time was pushed even further back and had her first round stretch into Friday morning. After firing a one-under 35 on the front nine, Griffin had made it through 11 holes Thursday before continuing the next morning, which was where she ran into a little trouble. Double bogeys on 14 and 18 paved the way to a 40 for the back nine, but left her at a 75 which kept her well within contention. I feel like I played well, Griffin said late Friday morning. I just had two bad holes. Recovering from a couple of bad holes was 2011 Harder Hall champion Ashleigh Albrecht whose round started off rough right from the opening tee. I hit it real well and it started drifting a little, she said of her initial drive of the day. It drifted just a little bit more, caught a tree and went out of bounds. That lead to a seven on her first hole, which would be followed by another seven later on the front nine. would not have been pleasant to be around on the front nine, she said. But it was her opponents who might not have been to pleased with her on the back nine as the University of Kentucky senior channeled her frustration and started to make a move. Albrecht turned the frontnine 40 into a back-nine 33, which was ever so close to a 32. I lipped out an eagle putt on 17, she said. You cant win a tournament on the first day, but you can lose one. I could have really put myself out of it, but I got it together and am still in the mix. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013w ww.newssun.com SFCC Cultural Artist Series 3x10.5 process 00026501 News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Top left: Georgia Bulldog freshman Amira Alexander has herself on the edge of contention, standing six shots back at 147a fter two rounds of the 58th Harder Hall Womens Invitational. Top center: Meghan Theiss watches her chip shot float toward the flag Friday in the second round of the Harder Hall Invite. Top right: Eleven-year old Latanna Stone surveys her upcoming putt on the 18th green Friday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kendall Griffin shows her usual picture-perfect form as she hits this drive Friday. Continued from 1B Harder sees typically tight race heading into the weekend I feel like I played well. I just had two bad holes. KENDALLGRIFFIN

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING One is not likely to encounter a more talented trio of ladies thanB arbara Wade,Shirley Stone, and Rose Besch of the Highland Art Leagues Yellow House Gallery Studio B. Each with many years ofe xperience,these gifted and vivacious artists produce extraordinary traditional and contemporary artworks. Wade began painting in the e arly 1990s,while she was still teaching school. She learned her craft with numer-o us classes and workshops, and loves working in acrylics and watercolor. Her vibrantb otanical and landscape paintings capture the memor ies of the lush gardens, rugged canyons,and verdant forests that she has visited inh er travels. Wade also has an adjacent s tudio at the Yellow House, which she shares with other Yellow House artists,and one will often find her working there on her latest painting. W ade divides her time between Nebo,N.C. and S ebring. Her work has been exhibited in art festivals and shows in both of her homes tates. She is now striking off in a new direction with cold w ax and oil painting techniques. Wade began to share her l ove of painting through teaching about 10 years ago, and she continues to hold class at the Art Leagues Visual Arts Center. Her nextc lass will begin on Friday. For more information about Wade and her classes,call her at 471-2520. Stone is a full-time resid ent of Sebring,and specializes in portraits and oil painti ng,but she also loves to draw as well. She majored in art in college,then set her artwork aside to raise a family. She subsequently returnedt o art and developed her decorative style,and taught it from her home studio. Stone also taught at the Kent State campus in Salem,Ohio,ando ther arts organizations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She later developed and illustrated childrens stories,with a fellow artist. S tone designed and taught a workshop on The Art of Writing and Illustrating,w hich was accepted as the Artist in the Schools program by the Pennsylvania Councilo n the Arts. She has continually studi ed with other art instructors to improve her skills,and has attended workshops withn ationally known portrait artist Daniel Green. She has p articipated in several one woman shows and received awards,in addition to producing commissioned works for both private and business clients. S tone continues to teach art classes in the studio on Thursday mornings,to share her enjoyment of drawing and painting with others. Form ore information about Stone and her art,call 4021368. Besch is an accomplished master of mixed media artc overing a wide range of subjects. Her colorful,eyecatching artwork appearsa lternately Impressionistic and starkly modern. Besch was an art teacher for allg rade levels for many years in upstate New York,where s he returns each summer to paint and spend time with her family. B esch has also been in many art shows in Florida a nd New York. Besides being a member of the Highlands Art League,she is active in New York state arts organizations. For several years,she has organized the very suc-c essful White Elephant Salein the spring to benefit the Art League and provide scholarships to worthy high school graduates. B esch is currently working on more abstract and mixed art,and much of her new work is on the display at the studio. Contact Besch about her artwork at (315 4617. A dditionally,Stone and Besch have worked together for several years to provide a Life Drawingclass as a benefit to members. After ay ear hiatus,they plan to bring this popular class back to the Yellow House in early 2013. Participants are able to draw or paint in their chosen medium with a live model. The Yellow House Gallery a nd Gift Shop is at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The Art League Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday,and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.S aturdays. Additional information may also be obtained by calling 385-5312. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 6, 2013Page 5B ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Meet the artists of Studio B at Highlands Art League C ollage by Rose Besch D UMMY 2013; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00026400 W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 00026449

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013www.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 BUSINESS According to a recent s urvey by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the U.S. Census Bureau,17 million American adults now livei n unbankedhouseholds,while another 51 million are considered underbanked.In other words,more than 28 per-c ent of households either have no traditional checking or savings accounts( unbanked); or their basic financial needs arent being met by their bank or credit union so they alsor ely on alternative lenders like check-cashing services or payday l oans (underbanked). There have always been millions of Americans who are either unablet o or choose not to conduct their financial transactions through a bank. Common reasons cited include: Dont have enough money to need an account. Dont write enough checks to j ustify monthly fees and minimum balance requirements just buy money orders when neede d. Lack of proper identification. Denied accounts due to bad banking trackr ecord. Language barriers. Bad previous banking experience or lack of trust in banking institutions. B ig retailers and other alternative financial services providers have rushed t o fill the void for customers who cant or wont use banks or credit card issuers. For example,B ankrate.com lists dozens of prepaid cards that offer many of the s ame functionalities as regular credit or debit cards,including direct deposit,online purchasesa nd bill pay,ATM access,etc. Other businesses provide such vari ed services as check-cashing, money orders,wire transfers,and payday,pawn shop or car-title loans. However,charges for these servi ces can quickly add up. After youve paid a fee to cash your paycheck and bought money orders to p ay your monthly bills,you probably will have spent far more than the $5 to $15 a month a regular checking account typically costs. Although monthly checking and s avings account fees at large banks have risen,you still may be able to find free or low-cost accounts at banks and credit unions. To find competitive bank account rates,v isit www.bankrate.com/checking.aspx. To find a credit union for whichy ou might be eligible,use the Credit Union Locator at www.ncua.gov. H igh fees aside,theres also a safety risk factor to being u nbanked. Carrying or storing cash at home tempts robbers; also, money can easily be destroyed in af ire or other natural disaster. Plus, money deposited in FDIC-insured b anks is insured up to $250,000 per account (similar insurance is available to credit union accounts through NCUA). Its also more difficult for unbanked consumers to Helping the unbanked get affordable financial services Personal Finance Jason A lderman Special to the News-SunAVON PARK A SafeStaff F oodhandler Certificate Program will be offered from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday,Jan. 30 at Ridge Area Arc. Anyone in the food service i ndustry or those who are interested in working in the field and want to obtain a certificate can enroll in this class being taught by a Certified Professional FoodM anager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in an approved food safety program. A public food service establishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train theire mployees with a Florida approved food safety training prog ram. This includes all employeesresponsible forfood storage,preparation,display ora ny service offood and beverages. The SafeStaff Foodhandler T raining Program is the contracted program of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The class will cover the six mandated key food safetyp rinciples:1. Ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. Preventing c ross-contamination; 3. Controlling time and temperature when handling food; 4. Proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. Thec auses and effects of major foodborne illnesses; and 6. Ensuring proper vermin control. A study guide will be provided and given to each student. A cer-t ificate and an original wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class that will be valid for three years. A No. 2 pencil is needed for class. C ost is $15 per student and must be paid in advance by 5 p.m. Wednesday,Jan. 16. There will be no refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in advance but a substi-t ution of another person can be made. Checks can be made p ayable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park,FL33825 or stop byt he office to make a payment.When submitting paym ent,include your name,birthdate,address and phone number. For more details,call452-1295, ext. 124. The class will be taught in R idge Area Arcs training room at the workcenter,120 W. College D ricw,Avon Park. Students must show up promptly at 5:30 p.m. C lass offered for food handlers See HELP,page 7B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 6, 2013Page 7B 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 BUSINESS improve their credit scores d ue to lack of access to credit-building products like credit cards and loans. To help bring unbanked and underbanked peoplei nto the system,an increasing number of public/private programs like Bank On (www.joinbankon.org) are being formed. Thesev oluntary partnerships between local or state governments,financial institutions and community-based organizations provide lowincome unand under-b anked people with free or low-cost starter or second c hancebank accounts and access to financial education. I n addition,many financial education resources a re available,including: MyMoney.gov. the governments website dedicated to teaching A mericans the basics about financial education (www.mymoney.gov). FDICs MoneySmart program of financial edu-c ation workshops (www.fdic.gov/moneysmart). Practical Money Skills for Life (www.practical-m oneyskills.com),a free personal financial management program run by Visa Inc. Theres no law that says e veryone must have a traditional banking relationship. But if you choose tog o unbanked,carefully investigate the financial consequences you mayn ot be saving money after all. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter visit www.twitter.com /PracticalMoney. Courtesy photo Clients and staff of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Orlando partner with the Rotary Club of Sebring to send a total of 10 boxes to the men and women overseas. The boxes contained candy and hygiene items for the troops. Dance Studio helps with care packages Help for unbanked Continued from page 6B

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 6, 2013www.newssun.com Swamp Thing,Curse of the Swamp Creature,Alien Dead,The Legend of Gatorface,Eaten Aliva nd Crocodileare movies with frightening circumstances that take place in a sinister swamp setting. Its no wonder many folks thinko f these eerie looking wetlands as scary,ominous and foreboding. In reality, swamps are extremely beneficial plant communities andp rovide a variety of benefits to wildlife including food, nesting areas,shelter and water. They also serve mankind as flood control and purifiers of water. S wamps provide a platform for the food chain. A v ariety of microscopic life forms exist within the boundaries of swamps ando ther wetlands. Algae use nutrients in the water and are g enerally considered the bottom of the food chain. Zooplankton are microscopic organisms that feed on algae. Fish eat the zooplankton asw ell as insect larvae found in swamps. Snails eat algae a nd other plant materials. These tiny organisms give rise to the food that attractsl arger varieties of wildlife such as the sandhill crane, g reat blue heron,osprey, alligator,snakes and mammals passing by to grab am eal. Wood ducks nest in the widened,buttressed trunks o f the cypress and hardwood trees that thrive in the s wamp environment. Many varieties of wading birds use the swamps as rookeries. The alligator builds her nest in the swampa reas as do most of the creatures that reside there yearr ound. Fish breed and reproduce in thesew atery worlds. Destruction of these important habitats seriously affects the populations of wildlife that nest and feed within their borders. S ome of the creatures that depend on swamps are merel y passing through or visiting the area from time to time. Insects,reptiles,fisha nd amphibians depend on the tranquil,murky waters to s pawn and reproduce. Other varieties of wildlife may stop by for a quick meal and forage in the shallow,muddy waters. Once they have satedt heir hunger,they move on to nearby plant communities a nd disperse seeds they have ingested,providing a balanced ecosystem to adjoin-i ng areas. When the drier season c omes along,swamps generally have wet pockets that provide invertebrates andf ish year round for hungry, migrating birds and other species looking for a bite to e at. Wildlife that depend on w etlands and swamps include many species of frogs,turtles,and snakes. There are fifteen species of reptiles and amphibians in Floridas swamps that are considered threatened ore ndangered. Countless species of birds depend on t he wet communities. Wood storks,ibis,wild turkey, woodpeckers,owls,war-b lers,herons,kites,ducks, hawks,roseate spoonbills a nd many other birds require these wet habitats. Mammals that need swamps to survivei nclude rabbits,otters,bobcats,deer,beavers,raccoons, panthers and black bears. S wamps provide slow moving waters that are e xcellent breeding and nesting grounds for dragonflies and other insects. Even though some of these winged creatures are annoying to the human race,the larvae,eggs and even tiny emergingi nsects provide food for frogs,lizards and snakes that r eside there. Yet another vital function of swamps is the removal ofp ollutants from water. Wetlands can be thought of a s sponges that filter passing water. When water enters the swamp,plants and othero rganisms absorb many of the pollutants that are carried with it. Wetlands are k nown to improve the water quality of nearby water bodi es such as lakes and rivers. Swamps and other wetlands also serve as natural flood control. When excess water is a problem,swamps absorbm uch of it before it reaches nearby farms and urban developments. Wetlands,especially swamps,have historically been considered wastelands that provide a breeding ground for many unwanted insects,such as mosquitoes.A s a result,many wetlands have been drained,filled and c leared. For example,the Florida Everglades once covered 8 million acres of southF lorida but it now covers less than 2 million acres. F ortunately,mankind has realized the importance of these wetland communitiesa nd laws have been put in place to protect them in many areas.Swamp factsSwamps occur on flat, poorly drained land,oftenn ear streams. Swamps are dominated by woody shrubs or waterloving trees. Mangrove swamps occur i n warm climates near the ocean,so their water is salty. Freshwater swamps are the ideal habitat for many amphibians,such as frogs and salamanders,because of the continuously moist envi-r onment. From 1982 to 1992, a pproximately 1.6 million acres of wetlands on nonfederal lands in the UnitedS tates were converted for other uses. Fifty-seven perc ent of the wetlands were converted into land for development. Twenty percento f the wetlands were converted into land for agriculture. Swamps contain a natural filtration system that c leans the water even better than our man made factories. C orine Burgess is and E nvironmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f t he writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Swamps provide vital benefits to humans and wildlife Courtesy photo When water enters the swamp, plants and other organisms absorb many of the pollutants that are carried with it. Wetlands are known to improve the water quality of nearby water bodies such as lakes and rivers. N ews From T he W atershed C orine Burgess S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Vocalists C arol and George Kline (The Soft Sounds of Carol Kline) will present their popular Country Diamonds Show at 6 p.m. Saturday,J an. 19 in the Sebring Recreation Center,333 Pomegranate St.,one block behind the Sebring Police Station.After two shows inB ranson and performing all across the country during the summer 2012,the Klines were invited back to entertain at the Sebring Rec Center as part of a program series to help defray costs at the center. A spaghetti dinner will held be first,serving from 4-6 p.m.; a $7 donation is requested. The show starts at 6 p.m. Show admission for members is $3,nonmembers is $5. The public is cordially invited to attend this special country music event. The Klines have presented numerous shows on three Carnival cruise ships,and performed several times at private resorts in Branson. Carol Kline is noted for her h ighly acclaimed Tribute To Patsy Cline Show,but the d uo present an extremely popular Country Diamonds Show,featuring the ever popular favorites of Patsy Cline,Tammy Wynette,G eorge Jones,Dottie West, Kenny Rogers,and many more. With good humor flavoring each and every presenta-t ion,Carol will bring back a fond memory or two as she sings:Sweet Dreams, Crazy,ou Needed Me, I Fall To Pieces,Oh, Lonesome Me...,and others,and youre sure to enjoy the marvelous deep harmony duets by Carol and George as they sing:ill I Can Make It On My Own, re Gonna Hold On, ogether Again,Islands In the Stream,aveYou Ever Been Lonely?... the list goes on and on. Call Bev Hann for reservations and/or information at 382-4684. Popular vocalists present countrys greatest hits Courtesy photo George and Carol Kline will offer up a variety of countrs greatest hits witha concert Jan. 19 at the Sebring Recreation Center. D R. 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C M Y K Metro News ServicesAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries,you may have to work a little harder to get what you want,but the results will be worth it. Taurus (April 21-May 21) There is no stopping you when you have a goal in mind,Taurus. Although you may be ambitious,just be mindful of other people. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Be honest with your feelings this week,Gemini. Someone close to you is interested in learning more about the way you operate. Cancer (June 22-July 22 Dont bite off more than you can chew,Cancer. Otherwise you could be left with a long to-do list and not enough energy to get the job done. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 Leo,although you may have rest and recreation on the brain,celestial forces are pushing you in the opposite direction. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22 You have put too much effort into something to abandon your plans now, Virgo. Rethink quitting early on. Maybe a friend can carry you over the finish line. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Surround yourself with lots of friends when you cannot have family near, Libra. This will help keep feelings of loneliness from creeping in during quiet moments. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,you may need to concede to a difference of opinion this week when you simply cannot resolve something amicably. Redirect attention on ac raft or pastime. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,sometimes you tend to be brutally honest with others. While honesty is an admirable trait,this week you may need to censor what you say to avoid hurt feelings. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)Taking a circuitous route will land you at the finish a little behind others, Capricorn. But you will get to the end nevertheless. Trust your instincts with this one. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,you probably wont be able to rest your mind until you square away all of your finances and make a budget for the new year. Take on the job this week. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Introspection leads you on a mini-quest to finda creative outlet,Pisces. Play to your strengths and some ideas will surface. D ear Abby: I spent the afternoon runninge rrands. As I left the shopping center,I sawa young couple with a baby and a toddler holding a signr equesting help with food,as the husband had just been laid off. I drove past,thenc onsidered the children and circled back. I had no cash with me,so I stopped and offered them our familys dinner a jar ofp remium spaghetti sauce,a pound of fresh ground beef, a box of dried spaghetti, fruit cups that my children usually take to school for treats,and some canned soups I occasionally have forl unch. Imagine my surprise when t he couple declined my generosity. Instead,the man strongly suggested that Is hould go to a nearby ATM and withdraw cash to donate t o them because they preferred to select their own groceries and pay their p hone bills. What are your thoughts on this? Genuinely Puzzled in Austin,Texas Dear Puzzled: What happ ened is a shame. Some families are truly in need and should be guided to a shelter so they can receive help getting back on their feet.H owever,in some cities you see the same people on the s ame streets for long periods of time. They have stakedo ut their turf,and because the money they are given is t ax-free,some of them are doing quite well. In your case,the couple you saw holding the sign may have been professional panhan-d lers,and the children may have been borrowed. Dear Abby: My husband and I have been separatedf or a year and I have filed for divorce. We have reached an agreement about every-t hing except one thing:our tortoise. This may seem strange,but Herbert hasa lways been our child.I think of him as my kid,and I b elieve my husband when he says he loves him that much, too. We got Herbert as ab aby that fit into the palm of my hand. Herbert is now 9, v ery large and lives in the backyard in a doghouse structure. The problem is,my husband still wants to seeH erbert. He agrees that he will visit only when I am not a t home. I dont distrust him or worry he will try to take Herbert,but I just dont wanth im here. I know that if Herbert is m ine legally,I wont have to let anyone see him. Once our divorce is final,I want nothi ng more to do with my husband and he knows that. But its like telling someone he could never see his kid again. Id really like to knowy our thoughts. Nicole in Sanford,Fla. Dear Nicole: Because you cant split Herbert in half, why not consider shared cus-t ody? If your husband can provide a safe place for the t ortoise to stay while hes with Daddy,you couldw ork out an agreement so that you could exchange your kidat a neutral place such as your veterinarians office and you wouldnth ave to see your husband and vice versa. D ear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline P hillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 6 9440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 6, 2013Page 9B BIG GREEN LAWN MAINTENANCE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 00026437 DR. 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MAGOO STORY? 1 25 PRE-S ORCHARD S PRAY 126 30 SECONDS TO MARS FRONTMAN JARED 127 LATIN MASS PRAYER 128 FOUL 1 29 BELGIAN RIVER 1 30 THREE-BALL FAMILY PROJECT, TYPICALLY 131 ZERO HAS ONE1 32 IVY GROWING FOR 300+ YEARS DOWN 1 SEND-UPS 2 2002 HP ACQUISITION 3 OVERVIEW 4 OPERA DIRECTOR SCOTTO5 I __ HAD! 6 TITLES IN COURT, FOR S HORT 7 BRAD OF ONE FLEW O VER THE CUCKOOS NEST 8 MENTAL HEALTH ORG. 9 SEOUL PROTECTOR 1 0 CRAIGSLIST CAVEAT 11 PROCLIVITY 12 PLACE FOR A PETN AME 13 THUMPING 14 I WILL FEAR __: PSALM 23 15 GET INTO 1 6 DONT LEAVE ME 17 CRY FROM THE FLOCK 1 8 SCOTLAND YARD INSPECTOR IN SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES 2 1 MENIAL LABORERS 2 5 OHIOS __ STATE 27 HEY, TEX 32 TOP HAT STUDIO 34 ITS ABOUT A FOOT 35 QU __? 3 9 -ISH 4 0 COOL SUM 4 1 ANTI-DISCRIMINATION INITIALS 46 MAIL SVC. THAT MAY COVER A GENERAL STORE 48 QUARTERBACK RYAN ET AL. 49 ISLAND GREETING 5 0 LANDLOCKED AFRICAN L AND 5 1 FALLS FOR TWO LOVERS? 53 STOP 54 BOOKMARKED ADDRESSES, BRIEFLY 55 GAMBLING GAME 56 FIVE NORWEGIAN ROYALS 57 DRESSING WITH WINGS 58 SOME CHURCH SUPPORTERS 63 SEASIDE SOARERS 64 DONNES __ BE NOT PROUD 66 95% OF THEM ARE B ETWEEN 70 AND 130 6 7 SEASIDE DIVER 68 TIME TO SEIZE? 70 OLIVER TWIST ANTAGONIST 7 1 THATS __ TRICK! 72 SOME LATTE SIZES 74 PHOBIA BEGINNING 75 NATALIE GULBISS ORG.7 6 SINISTER STARE 81 AB __: ANEW 83 ANTHONY HOPKINSS THOR ROLE 85 TO THE LETTER 86 SLAKES 87 STET 88 YOU KNOW THE R EST, FOR SHORT 8 9 WERE WINNING! 9 0 JEWISH RITUAL 9 1 THAT SMARTS! 9 2 FEELING FELT IN FITS 9 6 LEES LETTERS 98 BIG OIL EXPORTER 99 FITNESS TEST COMPON ENTS 100 MAID OF FICTION 102 ZIPPY RACERS 103 FAUX 104 ANCHORS AWEIGH ORG. 1 05 1990 WORLD CUP HOST, LOCALLY 106 MANUFACTURERS NIGHTMARE 107 MENU LISTING 110 ALLEGROS OPPOSITE 115 STRESSFUL THING TO GET INTO 1 16 FOUR YEARS, PERH APS 1 18 AWAY FROM MOST OF T HE BLOWING 121 CAMPUS GP. 122 MOLECULAR CODE CARRIER 123 WILLIAM, TO CHARLES 124 AFORE Solution on page 6A Every New Year is a new beginning; as is the dawning of each new day.We can purposefully journey into 2013 with hope and expectancy. You may ask, What hope?What expectancy? Jobs are not plentiful,the economy is still in scarcity mode and families are struggling to make ends meet and,in some cases, cope with incomprehensible pain and loss. But I believe,through prayer to Almighty God, who is our healer,provider and comforter,that hearts can be changed and moved in the right direction. Lets pray that our President and all those in government office will preside with dignity and teachable spirits willing to truly hear the voices of all the people; allowing unity to replace division. And yet,when it comes to Gods plans and purposes, Isaiah 40:15,NKJV says, the nations are as a drop in a buckWe must seek his agenda and follow his ways.And that begins in each home across this great nation. It starts with husbands and wives treating each other with love and respect. It continues with a strong work ethic and integrity at home and in the workplace. It shows itself strong in promoting godly values by example and through teaching our children the values that will make them and this nation strong. I remember a time when the state of our nation and economy was beyond my comprehension. I could blame it on falling in love and living in the clouds; or simple ignorance of the greater scheme of government and the economic underpinnings (which still boggle my mind). Whatever it was,my focus was on my new husband and family we enfolded. Though I didnt comprehend it at the time,the economy greatly affected our purchasing a house; my being a stay-athome mom; and saving for the future. The slightest disruption with health,car,or other unexpected financial issues sent us into a tailspin. Yet, we worked,planned,cared for our family and taught them Gods ways. Life went on and God blessed. He will continue to do so when as individuals,families and a nation we seek Him. He may be unseen,but he is not unknown. In Jeremiah 29:12 & 13, NKJV we read,Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me,and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me,when you search for me with all your heart. Then we can walk into 2013 with hope and expectancy in the Lord. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. A new beginning Pause And Consider Jan Merop Panhandlers refuse a handout from shocked Good Samaritan Dear Abby Dont abandon your plans now, Virgo

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C M Y K LIVING 10B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, January 6, 2013 Money makes the world go round,yet the best things in life are free.A p enny saved is a penny earned,but you get what you pay for.Kids get conflicting messages about money and as the current economic situation proves,there not the only ones left baffled.Nos a great time to teach your kids some financial smarts.You dont have to try explaining subprime mortgages and defaulted loans,of course,but you can help your children learn rich lessons about nickels and dimes and buying and borrowing.They may even gain some valuable insights into such abstractions as,well,value.As youll see,our lessons about moola are disguised as cool games and easy family strategies,which makes using them one investment thats sure to pay off. WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT LETS TALK ABOUT MONEYFrom the Moonjar folks,who sell a popular spend-saveshare bank for kids,comes Conversations to Go:The Game That Questions Money,a collection of conversation-starters full of financial provocation. The game o ffers a mix of nuts-and-bolts problems (How much do you think it costs to have a dog for one year?) and m ore philosophical inquiries (Does money buy happiness? How long does it last?). During a lively dinnertable conversation prompted by the games queries, Ben,my 11-year-old son,mused aloud about the time he spent $5 to fill a small bag with colorful stones,only to have them lose their emotional luster by the time he g ot home. I think the fun of picking the stones might h ave been worth $2,but not $5,he concluded. My 7y ear-old,contemplating greed,recalled the story of K ing Midas and shuddered (moonjar.com,$15).FUN WITH FINANCES HOME SHOPPINGWith a $2 budget,Anna Curtis,age 9,can get a handful of raisins for $1.75 and still have enough left over for five pretzels at Moms Snack Bar,that is. Since her three children were little,Mary Ann Curtis has filled a muffin tin with individually priced nibbles and let her kids pick out and pay for with borrowed c oins their healthy snacks of choice. When the store was still a start-up,the money math was easy:A strawberry was three cents,so if they got two of them, they simply had to add up and count out six cents, Mary Ann explains. But over the years,the sums have gotten more complicated. For an extra challenge, sometimes Annas older brothers run the snack bar, and then the prices get really exorbitant. Mary Ann says,Grapes might be $62,so we get out the Monopoly money for that!SAVVY STRATEGY MEMBERS OF THE BANK OF MOMWhen tweens Gavin and Kieran Hambrose began getting a weekly allowance,their mom,Kathleen,created an allowance account to solve cash flow problems. I never seemed to have the cash on hand to give it to t hem each week,she explains. And when we were out shopping,and they wanted to spend some of their o wn money,they didnt have it with them or know how much they had to spend.Now,in her purse, Kathleen keeps a small notebook in which she records a running balance for each child,tracking deposits (allowance and birthday gifts) and deductions (expenses and purchases). Sometimes the boys save u p to buy something big like a new Xbox game,and s ometimes they use it for little things like a pack of g um. In the cashless society we live in,the account t eaches them how to budget. e have this joke in our family that we dont want to move the same money around in a circle,explains Cathy Herbst about why her kids dont get an allowance. It doest help us if its just moving from our pockets to their pockets. We want to get more money coming inOne solution was to put Calvin,now 12,in charge of clipping coupons. The incentive? He gets to keep half of whatever money the family saves,whether its 50 cents on laundry detergent or 50 dollars on a theme-park admission. Of course it has to be stuff we actually use and need,Cathy says,laughing. In the beginning,we got a lot of We need more cinnamon rolls!But now the arrangement works really well. It saves us money,gives Calvin money,and teaches him how to be a smart shopper.SPENDING SMARTS GO ON AN IMAGINARY SHOPPING SPREEIf I got the snow cone maker and the playset,d still have enough left for the prank peanut can,Ben announced not long ago. To turn longing into learning,d given him a handful of catalogs and a makebelieve budget,then sent him on an imaginary shopping spree. In a single rainy afternoon,Ben found 100 ways to spend an imaginary $100. It was a fun flight of fancy that gave him great practice in subtraction and budgeting (and gave Santa valuable clues to holiday wish lists). Next,Im giving Ben a Chinese take-out menu and a $25 budget and letting him order a real meal. With luck,we wont end up with 25 $1 egg rolls. When your kids are considering a big purchase,run through this checklist to help them think about value,thrift and financial planning.$ How much do you really want it?Spotting a $25 gumball machine,my 10-yearold was filled with longing. But after talking it through,he decided that it would be exciting only for a day or two. Besides,he said wisely,s not like Im even allowed to chew tons and tons of gum.$ Do you still want it a week later?If the item passes the really-wanting-it test,try a waiting period to see how pressing the desire remains. (This purchase purgatory approach works for grown-ups too!)$ How will you pay for it? Recently,a $50 toy pirate ship Ben had come upon sailed through these first two tests. He had $22 in his piggy bank and gets $1.50 a week to spend (50 cents of his two-dollar allowance goes toward charitable giving). I helped him Calculate how many weeks he would need to save to get the ship:19. Nothing inspires practicing division skills quite like yearning!$ Are there ways to earn the money?Ben agreed to wash the downstairs windows at a dollar apiece,bringing in $10 for himself and sparkling sunlight for all of us.$ Can you get it cheaper?ve taught my kids to look for less expensive ways to make purchases:searching the desired item on Craigslist and eBay or at thrift shops and flea markets. No luck on the pirate ship.$ Can you wait until youve saved up?Three months of saving his allowance stand between Ben and his pirate ship. Wll see how the little matey fares. These three websites teach financial smarts through fun and games.$ funbrain.comoffers a change-making game for virtual shoppers.$ newmoney.gov/education/ default.htmoffers a virtual visit to the money factory,(aka the Bureau of Engraving and Printing),with a design-your-own-bill activity and a catch-a-counterfeit security game. $ themint.orgoffers bigger kids interested in bigger bucks a chance to read up on earning and investing or take quizzes about their money habits. V ALUABLE ADVICE STEP-BY-STEP SPENDING ONLINE TREASURES FREE LEARNING TOOLSBY CATHERINE NEWMAN,DISNEY FAMILYFUN MAGAZINEFUN WITH FINANCES RAISING SAVVY SAVERSILLUSTRATIONS BY MATTE STEPHENS/ DISNEY FAMILYFUN MAGAZINEMONEY GAME THE VALUE OF A DOLLARSmall change adds up fast in this quick game involving money and dice but no gambling. Place a pile of coins in the middle of a table:at least four quarters,three dimes,two nickels,and five pennies per person. Players take turns rolling a pair of dice and taking coins from the pile that add up to the number rolled:a player who rolls an 11 takes a dime and a penny.As players amass money,they must trade in smaller coins for bigger ones. (If the player with 11 cents rolls a nine next,he takes a nickel and four pennies and trades the nickel and five pennies for a dime.) The first player to collect $1 wins. To teach the painful concept of fines,add a rule that says a player must lose a nickel for a missed trading-up opportunity. MONEY MATH A GUESSING GAME THAT PAYS OFFExercise your kids math muscle with a guessing game that can be played virtually anywhere. Hold a handful of change behind your back and reveal both the number of coins and the total sum:ve got six coins that equal 54 cents.Players must guess the exact coins in your hand (two quarters and four pennies). Tailor the level of difficulty to a players age; an older kid can handle a puzzler like,ve got seven coins that equal 45 cents.Offer the guessers a pile of coins for testing out solutions or let math whizzes solve the puzzle in their heads.