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C M Y K Lady Dragons runner-upPAGE1BDay of pomp, circumstancePAGE1 4BWinter Fest is SaturdayPAGE3 ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 9 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 77 57C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Clouds and sun with a shower F orecast Question: Are you concerned the growing population of pythons could find their way to the Heartland? Next question: Do you believe the economy is improving? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Arianna Downs Infant, of Lake Wales Walter Katz Age 74, of Sebring Julia White Age 64, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 74% No 26% 099099401007 Total votes: 104 Arts & Entertainment6B Business10B Chalk Talk9A Classifieds10A Crossword Puzzle13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscopes13B Leisure5B Movie Times13B Pause and Consider13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 00026438 By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was a good December for Highlands County,w ith both citrus harvesting and business staffing for holidays combining f or a seven-tenths of a percent drop in the local joblessness rate. Of the 45,691 members of the HighlandsC ounty workforce listed by theU.S. Department of Laboronly 3,548 were o ff the job last monthgiving us a 7.8 percent unemployment rate. The numbers werenearly 2 percent better than December 2011 when Highlandsunemployment stood at 9.6 percent. L ast months local figures were better than the seasonally-adjusted 8 p ercent statewide average and matched the national December unemployment rate. S ome of the residents went back to work through word-of-mouth refere nces,while a number of other aides have been established locally. Theres the Heartland Workforce on U.S. 27 south in Sebring. The government agency offersopportunities both for businesses and job seekers inH ighlands,DeSoto and Hardee counties. For employers,there are online j ob postings,online business resources,virtual recruiting tools, recruitment and screening,and train-i ng funds available. For job seekers,online resume posting servi ces,career counseling,and job search tools for professionals looking for employment are provided.There also areservices specifically for veterans looking for jobs and career training programs. N evertheless,the Florida rate was the lowest since November 2008 w hen it was 7.8 percent. The December rate was down 0.1 percentage point from the Novemberr ate of 8.1 percent and was 1.9 percentage points lower than the yeara go rate of 9.9 percent. Highlands unemployment rate falls to 7.8 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING While some agencies pleaded to not be cut from the budget,or have their current allotments lessened,money was not the main topic of discussion at the Legislative Delegations public hearing Friday morning. Four main concerns did emerge however unfunded mandates,unrealistic time lines,flexibility within state ordinances at the local level, and stability. Several social service agencies asked the legislators to think in terms of prevention as a way to lower crime rates,and several agencies and organizations had specific requests and warnings. School Board chairman Andy Tuck told Senator Bill Galvano,Senator Denise Grimsley,and Representative Cary Pigman,If there are any new mandates,hold off on the ones that would require more funding.Tom Conner,executive director of the Heartland Educational Consortium,whose allotment had been vetoed by the governor two years in a row,told the delegation that the consortium spends more per child in smaller counties, because we must help to fulfill the mandates. Wally Cox,superintendent of schools,praised the new direction in education,especially the concept of Common Coreclasses. He warned the delegation,however,that the switch to endof-course tests needed attenNews-Sun staffLAKE PLACID The H ighlands County Sheriffs Office has issued an arrest warrant for Marquay R ockmore,a 16-year-old,on charges of tampering with e vidence in relation to a shooting in Highway Park that left one victim with serious injuries. According t o reports,at approximately 12:30 a.m. Monday,a call was received by HighlandsC ounty Sheriffs Office Central Dispatch that a subj ect was at Florida Hospital Lake Placid being treated for a gunshot wound. The subject was stabilized and subsequently was to be transferredt o another medical center for further treatment. Due to weather conditions,the medical helicopter was not able to fly. H CSO Public Information Officer Nell Hayes said that once the ambulance crew arrived to transport the seriously injured victim,they knew that time was of the essence. EMS staff requested escort assistance and Central Dispatch was able to contact Detectives investigate shooting Rockmore See HCSO,page 6A Legislative delegation listens, and gets an earful News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY State Senator Bill Galvano (from left), State Senator Denise Grimsley and State Representative Cary Pigman open their public hearing Friday. They wanted to know what was on peoples minds. See MANY,page 6A Imagine whats next Writers note:The middle school County Science Fair t akes place this week. Best in school has been established,now the best in the county is to be chosen. One hundred and five young people are entering projects which involve answering a question by using scientific method. Sebring Middle School teacher Angie Porterss ixth-grade advanced science class,average age 11,has the most participants. The News-Sun and the class sat down Wednesday and talked together. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.org SEBRING Forget rotary phones. A ngie Porters sixth-grade science students wouldnt know one if they saw one. None of them remember lifeb efore push button cell phones or the world before computers,for that matter. When a visitor recently asked them if their parents asked for their help in solving computer problems or fixing the remote,almost everyone raised their hand. C urious,bright and energetic,the warm-hearted group joins in a lively discussion about science and change. Sixth-graders contemplate the future News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sixth-grader Lyndsey Tribbitt works on the individual portion of a classroom project in geography. She is designing a cereal box promoting a state. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Students Austin Ogg, Robert Spoone, Scott Berden and Lance High work together on a geography/writing assignment. Six STUDENTS,page 6A See JOBS,page 6A
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PB:Power Ball Lottery Center By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s email@example.com and BARRY FOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Sweetbay e mployees and shoppers in Highlands County can breathe a sigh of relief after the Sweetbay corporate offices in Tampa announcedt he closure of 33 stores in the state of Florida. Media Relations director Nicole LeBeau confirmed the closures early Friday after-n oon to the News-Sun. The stores listed on our website will be the ones closing,LeBeau said. Neither of the Highlands County (Sebring and LakeP lacid) store locations were listed on the supermarkets w ebsite. S ebrings Sweetbay manager was unable to comment on the subject Friday afternoon. The closest link in the c hain to feel the ax will be in Polk County at the storeon U.S. 98 in Lakeland. Over the years,thelocation atthe DeSoto Squares hopping plaza has carried a number of badges. It has served shoppers as a Food Lion,a Pak n Save and Kash Karry. I n 2004,after years of slumping sales growth,Kash Karry announced the creation oftheir new supermarket concept called Sweetbay Supermarket,whichfirsta ppearedin its core markets on the west coast of Florida. B y September 2007,all Kash Karry stores had beenredesigned asS weetbays. Some annalists contend the chain has since suffered from image problems and an inability to carve out a niche among Florida shoppers.T hey say Kash nKarry had appealed to budget-conscious c onsumers,however, Sweetbays more upscale approach alienated some ofi ts customer base with higher prices on wine and other items. Further,industry experts charge Sweetbayfailed to gain overall traction against firmlye mbedded competitors such as Publix A media release stated no s pecific reason for the closures of the 33 stores but stated:While these decisions are difficult,especially given the impact on our associates,c ustomers and communities, these actions will continue to enhance the performance of our overall store portfolio and further enable us tod eliver profitable growth and accelerate shareholder value. The closures are mainly in the Tampa Bay area. The clo-s ures are spread from the northwestern Florida coast beginning in Pasco County down to the Fort Myers/Naples area. Two stores in Lake County( Clermont) will also be closing their doors. R oughly a third of the s tores owned by the BelgainbasedDelhaize Group will be shuttered,leaving 72 operating locations across the Sunshine State after mid-F ebruary. Sweetbay spokeswoman Nichole LeBeau said the move was designed to help the chain deliver profitable growth and accelerates hareholder value. As a result of the closures, 2,000 employees will lose their positions with the establishment. Sweetbay stated itw ill provide severance to eligible employees. Earnings reports indicated revenues for Delhaize America fell 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter,with thec ompany reportedly anticipating a 17.5 percent decline i n 2012 operating profits Local Sweetbay Supermarkets safe; 33 others not so lucky Courtesy photo Micah Scanga, executive director of the Mason G. Smoak Foundation, presented ac heck of $4,000 to Nu-Hope Elder Cars Hospital Meal Discharge Program. The P atient Discharge Meal Program is an early intervention program designed to reduce n utrition-related medical complications or decline among patients being discharged from a hospital. The program is currently available at both Florida Hospital Heartland and Lake Placid and Highlands Regional Medical Center. From left are Jack Webb, Micah Scanga, Luis Fresquez, Autumn Egan, Chet Brojek, Michelle Dannels; (front row, from left) Tommy Todd, Michael Noel, and Ingra Gardner. M ason G. Smoak Foundation helps Nu-Hope B Y SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgA VON PARK A twovehicle collision resulted in the fatality of 35-year-oldG regory Meeker of Avon Park Thursday afternoon. A t approximately 12:40 p.m.,Meeker pulled onto the highway westbound in hisC hevy Impala in front of a Ford F-250. The driver and p assenger of the Ford Dan Anderson,55,and Virginia A nderson,60,of Centerville, Pa. were traveling northbound on U.S. 27. Meekerw as traveling on Lake Damon Drive. M eekers vehicle was initially stopped at a stop sign before entering the north-b ound lane of U.S. 27, according to the Florida H ighway Patrol. Neither party traveling in t he F-250 were injured during the collision. All three parties were wearing seatb elts at the time of the accident,according to FHP. M eeker was airlifted to Longwood Medical Center from the scene. He later dieda t the hospital as a result of his injuries. AP man dies of injuries after collision Thursday B y BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentS EBRING A policy on what to do with property acquired by the county will be up for discussion Tuesday when Highlands County commissioners gather for their regular session. C ounty Administrator June Fisher reportedly will begin w ith a primer for commissioners on the ways that the county comes into possession of real property,then will provide a general overview ofw hat the county owns and how it is tracked through the databases. Fisheralso will discuss a proposed land management and property reviewp rocess,winding up with the pros and cons of various disposal options for surplus property. The item stems from a discussion at the Jan. 8 county commission meeting where Fisher informed commissioners a plot of land had been offered to the county. At that time,she suggested that adjacent property owners first be contacted to see if they might be interested in the real estatea nd pledged to construct a policy for the commission to consider. A master list of countyowned assets currently is maintained under the General Services Department. Thatn ow will be updated with the inclusion of county-held tax c ertificates. The county's holdings also would be classified depending on use. Categories would range from Permanentindicatingo ngoing use such as offices, parks and the like to sell for assets thatcould be put on the market. There are a number of o ther suggestions for the list including Land Bankfor county property officially designated for future affordable housing and Keep, which would be for land in which a future need had been identified. Under the new staff-proposed plan,property offered to the county first would go to the Engineering Department for review.They would be responsible for get-t ing pertinent information such asdata from the Tax Collector and Property Appraisers office as well as the Development Services Department. If a county department expresses a needf or a given piece of land,they would be required to provide j ustification to a Land Aquisition Manager who will make a recommendation to the county administrator. The administrator then will m ake a recommendation to commissioners. If the land is determined to be of no use to the county, adjacent property ownerst hen would be notified to determine if there was interest there. Land sold back to the private sector would involve an auction,broker or disposition of the land through staff. Commissioners are expected to discuss the item with staff to take their comments and put together a formal recommendation. County to discuss donated lands COMMUNITYBRIEFS Road closures for MLK eventsSEBRING Martin Luther King Boulevard and Lemon Avenue will each be closed for a portion of the day Monday to provide more safety for events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Onterial Clark will hold an event titled Peace on the Blockin honor of Martin Luther King Jr. from 4-8 p.m. today.The event will be held on Lemon Avenue between the municipal parking lot and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Lemon Avenue will be closed at 4 p.m. today from the municipal parking lot to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It will reopen by 8:30 p.m. Ada McGowan of the Highlands County Boys & Girls Club has been approved to hold a parade from 12-1 p.m. The parade will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard starting at East Center Avenue in front of the Boys & Girls Club and it will travel north to Grand Avenue. Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed at 11:30 a.m. from East Center Avenue north to the intersection of Grand Avenue. The road will be reopened by 1 p.m. These road closures will limit vehicular traffic in the Washington Heights community. Questions regarding the parade should be directed to McGowan at 381-5485. Questions regarding todays event should be directed to Clark at 260-1128.Questions relating to this road closure may be directed to Lt. Karl Hoglund of the Sebring Police Department by email at karlhoglund@ mysebring.com or by telephone at 471-5108.UF Extension hosts 'Canals of Highlands County' bus tourHighlands County is known for its natural beauty, diverse agriculture,recreation areas and natural resources. There are 86 named lakes and 48,000 acres of surface water in the county. As you know,water is important to agriculture, economic development and the quality of life in Highlands County. The public is invited to join the Highlands County UF IFAS Extension Office on a special bus tour that will provide an educational perspective on canals and water resources of Highlands County. The bus tour is called the "Canals of Highlands County" and will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday,Jan. 31 with lunch at Golden Corral included. There are only 50 seats available on the tour, and tickets will be offered at $50 per person including lunch,motor coach transportation,educational materials and more. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. today.Tickets will be available only from Continued on page 5A
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 3A Musselmans; 5.542"; 21"; Process color; -; 00026830 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s email@example.comS EBRING Though most of the country,even parts of the deep south,are no strangers to the white,fluffy flakes of snow,CentralF lorida is a place where that type of sighting is likely only with a little help from local organizations. Each year after the holid ays are over,the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast organization holds its biggest fundraiser of the year:Winter Fest. Winter Fest is headed and fully sup-p orted by the Thakkar Foundation. BBBS will be m aking it snow for the eighth year on Saturday.The giant pile of snow is always ani nstant hit with children of all ages; many who have been b orn and raised in Central Florida have never laid eyes on the real thing. Winter Fest serves not only to put smiles on the faces ofc hildren in the community but to raise funds for more than 200 children involved with the BBBS Sun Coast program. All proceeds from the event will go towards enabling Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast to give promising futures to thec hildren of our community through their one-on-one mentoring programs to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supportedr elationships that change their lives for the better,said B BBS Community Resource Director Kiko Vazquez. Of course,the snow pile is t he most popular aspect of Winter Fest,but the event f eatures a number of fun, family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. Bounce houses,inflatables,carnival games,outdoorb owling lanes,video games, face painting,Toby the Clown,a live DJ,yummy snacks and more will be available at Winter Fest. E ach year,more than 1,000 attendees soak up the moment and spend the day creating snowballs,snow angels and snowmen withf amily and friends something most Floridians never get the chance to experience. The Big Brother Big Sisters eighth annual Winter Fest will be held at theS ebring International Raceway (113 Midway D rive) on Saturday. Gates are open at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission price is $5 perp erson. For more information cont act Vazquez at 402-9001. More snow in the forecast for eighth annual Winter Fest News-Sun file photo Snow is in the forecast Saturday as Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast bring its Winter Fest back to the Sebring International Raceway. Admission is $5 per person. B y ROMONA WASHINGTON firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING There are hundreds of children in the Highlands and Hardee countya rea who are being raised by grandparents or in single-parent homes. A large number are being raised in singlegrandparent homes. At least 86 of these children have been matched with someone who is acting as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Another 96 children are desperately hoping for a match,but more volunteers are needed. Kiko Vazquez,BBBS community resource director for the two counties,said these children have all been identified by teachers or family members as needing to have an adult more involved in their life. There are two core programs where adults and older teens can volunteer their time. The School-Based Program allows the volunteers to meet with a child for an hour a week at school. Some students simply want someone to sit and have lunch with them. Vazquez himself is sharing time with a boy in hopes of helping improve the childs reading comprehension. The Community-Based Program allows more time to be spent between the child and the Big. Anywhere from four to six hours a month are spent together talking and sharing activities in the community activities that foster a relationship that helps youth manage the everyday challenges that are part of growing up. Jane Hancock,a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters board of directors, said many people are intimidated by the CommunityBased Program. They feel they are too busy to take on any extra commitments. Just let them interact with your family. If youre not comfortable with that,start with the School-Based Program. Every person on earth wants to feel like someone is interested in them, she said. Just one person getting involved in a childs life can make a big difference. That is life changing for a child who has no one to spend time with them,Hancock said. Vazquez tells the story of a family of eight who packed up their home in North Carolina and moved to Sebring to live with family after going through difficult times. After their car was unloaded the parents left to go to the store. They never came back. The youngest of the six children was matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters and was taken with his Bigs family to a local restaurant for dinner. The child had to be shown how to order from the menu and when the meal was finished and the family got up to leave,the children remained sitting. He told the family that they shouldnt leave their food and plates on the table. e take so many things for granted. I know there are people out there looking for an opportunity to give back from what theve been given,Vazquez said. Winter residents are more than welcome to volunteer as well. Vazquez tells of one winter resident who volunteered and stayed in contact with her Little during the summer. She sent postcards of their travels and when she returned,she learned that the child had saved all of the postcards and created a small album to look back on. Upon her return,the two were matched up again. The youngest that a person can be to volunteer with the program must be 16 or a junior in high school. Once the application is filled out and background checks are completed,the volunteer is interviewed to find out their interests to help in making a match with a young child. To learn more about volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters,contact Vazquez at 402-9001,email him at email@example.com or look on the Internet at www.bbbssun.org More volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters Every person on earth wants to feel like someone is interested in them.JANE HANCOCKBig Brothers Big Sisters board member The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.comTO DAYSED ITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155DAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596l email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION NEWSROOMR OMONA WASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org VICKIE WATSONExt. email@example.comMITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING Closing Last Chance Ranch short-sighted and wrong It seems an extremely shorts ighted decision,especially w hen so many boys are at risk or have criminal records before t hey can shave. T he tragedy of this decision is made worse because the ranch is n ot the only facility of its kind to face draconian funding cuts. Well respected Avon Park YouthA cademy lived through a painful 2012. M aybe these funding choices c ome about because the people doing the choosing,and recomm ending the choices,see only s hort-term dollars and cents. They can do this because of a d eliberate disconnect between the abstract and the concrete. If The School Board of H ighlands County is any guide teachers are referred to as unitsin the budget bureauc rats tend to turn real people in real life situations into impers onal,countable beans. But real people are involved. S o is the community. T ake the five teenagers taken into custody last week here in A von Park. Five kids breaking b ad the youngest only 15 years old,the oldest 17. T hey are accused of breaking into a home and stealing propert y from inside. The police think t hey may be tied to other burglaries. One of the 16-year-olds r eceived an additional charge of violating probation. Another boy,however,is k nown to a member of our staff. T he staff members son played f ootball with him when they were younger. He was such a sweet kid,this individual said. D ont mistake this as a mushy p lea to coddle delinquents. The point is,if any kid might b e turned around,this is one kid w ho could. Perhaps even the other four. Now there is less of a c hance any of them will get the opportunity. F or more than 30 years,nonp rofit AMIkids ran the Last Chance program,graduating m ore than 750 young men. L ocated on a 40-acre site 15 miles from the nearest state r oad,and another 20 miles from the nearest town,the Last C hance Ranch did not need bars, h andcuffs or cells. The staff and students built the d ormitories,a dining hall,general education and vocational classrooms,a barn and storages heds turning an empty w ilderness of swampy land into a working ranch. They raised cattle,pigs,tended horses,andg rew corn,peas,cucumbers and other crops. With a small,but hardened, population,typically 22 to 25 students at a time,staff and t eachers were able to give each i ndividual close attention. Graduation rates were high; r ecidivism rates were low. W e understand that money is still scarce,and that the many o ther agencies and departments h ave had to cut expenses too. W e understand why people might resent a lot of money g oing to care for a handful of trouble makers,while the vast m ajority of our well-behaved c hildren in public schools are doing without. In the long run,however,we b elieve every teen whose life is t urned around is a bar fight avoided,a robbery that didnt h appen,a drug dealer who never t ook to the streets. A kid turned around is a fulfilled human b eing who gives back to the community. A long-term investm ent,with generations of r eward. We mourn the closing of AMIkids L ast Chance Ranch in Venus. The Department of Juvenile Justice did not renew its contract with the special school for troubled boys,so it closed at the end of 2012. If you read last weeks column,you know that Don and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary recent-l y.We decided that we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. Very special. What we came up with w as a cruise. In Norway. In January. Now,you probably know that Norway in January is not exactly a warm climate. In fact,they have this thingc alled winterthere. So you might be asking yourself, Self,why would a Florida girl like Laura go someplace where the chances are shesg oing to be freezing at some point? T hree words.The Northern Lights. Don and I have wanted to see the Northern Lights for a very long time.Yes,we havep ictures of them,but somehow its not the same as a ctually seeing them live. Guess what? Best time to see the Northern Lights isa round this time. So Don and I,having never claimed t o be sane,decided a Norwegian cruise in January was just the thing to do. O f course,we may be crazy,but we arent stupid. We realized that our existing w ardrobe was inadequate for the trip we had in mind. This m eant we had to go shopping for new clothes,preferably things that would prevent us from becoming human popsicles. T his took multiple shopping trips and consulting with people wiser than we are about what to bring to this cold foreign land. We wound up buying a lot more stuff than we needed,butD on told me that was OK because we could use some o f it in those rare occasions it actually gets cold in Sebring. Packing everything we wanted to bring with usp roved to be an adventure in physics. It didnt help that Don wanted to bring everything plus the kitchen sink. Dont get me wrong,wen eeded almost everything weve brought but someone explain to me why my husband thought it was a good idea to bring the bathroom scale to Norway. (Don proudly refers to himself as a board-certified nagwhen it comes to therapeutic lifestyle choices). Getting to Norway isnt a simple affair. It has taken a day and three airplanes to get here. Because our second plane was late getting to Denmark (I am sure there is a good reason we had to go to Norway via Denmark) we came close to missing our last connecting flight. It is not fun trying to rush through an unfamiliar airport when you are sleep deprived. Trust me. By the way,what I noted of the Copenhagen Airport as we rushed along was very pretty. I must see it again sometime when I can actually appreciate it. Nevertheless,we did get to Norway with all of our luggage and most of our mental faculties. After a much needed nap,we decided to explore the town of Bergen where we will be boarding our cruise ship. My next column will be about the trip itself. That is assuming I dont lose whats left of my brain in one of the may fjords around here. Stay tuned. Start of an adventure Lauras Look L aura Ware Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com What kind of compassion is that?Editor: I watched the Presidents talk on new gun control laws that he was initiating. Quite comprehensive. But they were all aimed at the law-abiding citizens. Not a word about trying to curtail criminals or or the criminal black marketin firearms. One of the shabbiest things of the talk was the children he had on the stage with him as props for his theatrical performance. He doesnt mention how his radical fiscal policies will drown them in debt when they become adults. So much for compassion. As to firearms control,this Presidents administration gave tons of firearms and ammunition,for same,to the Mexican drug cartels. How could this happen without his knowledge? His ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) people handled the deal. His Attorney General, Mr. Holder,professes he knew nothing about it. The President has not,to date,commented on it nor done anything about it. Then we have the Benghazi thing in Libya,in which our embassy was attacked and the Ambassador and three other people were killed. No help was sent to these people although they were pleading for help. The sad part is the administration was aware of what was going on. Then all the lies about what caused the attack. The administration said it was a hit and run attack. I dont think you can classify a seven-hour battle as hit and run. Nothing has been done aboutt his to date. From this I gather that the President doesnt care one whit about any American citizen. The media is aware of all the deception that goes on with Obamas administration and evidently condone it as they are not informing the public of it. As for myself,I have come to the point of not believing one word this President utters. Dick Ford SebringDont pass laws on emotions but on factsEditor: I do not want any new gun laws passed on emotion. Get the facts, then act. And dont use 8-year-old kids as a backdrop. A thinking person would see through that charade. Where are the facts? Not,where is the emotion. When I grew up in the s and s we had guns at school and a lot of them hung on the back windows of trucks. Why were there no school shootings then? Why were these guns not stolen? They were in plain view. We could even order guns from magazines and sent to your house. We have a culture problem not a firearm problem. Passing feel-good laws solves nothing. I want the facts on how many lives are saved by armed citizens to compare with how many are taken by the misuse of guns. I want facts on what is thed eterrent effect of armed citizens. We didnt lock our houses or cars back then. Police didnt wear bullet (proofests. I want to fix our culture and not waste time on laws that wont fix the real problem our broken culture. I never heard of Road Rage when I was growing up,another sign of a dysfunctional culture. What if your doctor treated you for an illness and gave you medicine for an illness you dont have? You would not get better and your resources would be wasted. That is what all these new gun law proposals are,the wrong treatment for the real disease we have a broken culture. Is Congress and the President going to be a bunch of quack doctors pushing agendas or doctors looking for the real illness? Thomas Lanfier SebringSmithsonian Institution exhibit brought substantial benefits, visitors to countyEditor: The Highlands Art Leagues Museum of the Arts (MOTA),located in Downtown Sebring,hosted a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit Dec. 8,2012 Jan. 19,2013 that was free for the public to attend and more than 1,000 people experienced while it was in town. The Florida Humanities Council,in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute,is sponsoring the six-city Florida tour of Journey Stories an exhibit that uses images,audio and artifacts to illustrate the critical roles that traveling and movement have played in building our diverse American society. Highlands County has never hosted an exhibition of this stature and esteem before,and hosting the Smithsonian Institution exhibit was a huge boost to art and culture for our area. This exhibition undoubt-e dly helped advance the Highlands Art Leagues (HALwhich is to promote the appreciation, study and development of the arts, in their many forms,and to provide various adult and childrens programs whereby the Highlands County community will prosper as a center of culture. In addition to the local attendees,people from Jacksonville,Miami,Punta Gorda and Naples,as well as our visitors from places like Indiana,Canada, and Ohio visited MOTA to see the Smithsonian Institution exhibit. It is well known that rural communities today face many challenges,such as declining and aging populations,youth retention,limited economic and social opportunities,depleting natural resources, loss of local services,and higher costs of living,as quoted from Canadas Creative City News. Arts,culture,and heritage are not only amenities to improve quality of life but are a foundation upon which the future of rural and small communities rests. Arts and creative activities can profoundly affect the ability of a town not only to survive over time,but to thrive. We applaud the Highlands County School Board for sending middle school students from around the county to MOTA to see the exhibit,and hope everyone in Highlands County took advantage of this amazing opportunity. MOTA will be hosting more art exhibits later in 2013,and HAL works diligently year-round to bring art and culture to our county. Thank you to the HAL Board of Directors and staff,as well as the MOTA volunteers for making this significant contribution to our residents and visitors. Debbie Kendrick and Don Elwell Highlands Art League Co-Chairs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers,letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns,as well as any other opinion piece are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily that of the staff.
C M Y K ARIANNA DOWNS Arianna Downs,infant daughter of Joshua Benton and Brieann Downs,passeda way Dec. 26,2012 at home. She was born Oct. 3,2012 in Maine. She is survived by her parents,Joshua Benton andB rieann Downs of Lake Wales; a brother,Mason Benton of Lake Wales; grandparents,Connie Hodge of Sebring and George Benton of Sebring,and Paul and Peggy Downs of Lake Wales; great-grandmother, Ethel Hodge of Avon Park; and several aunts,uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Union Congregational Historical Chapel in Avon Park. Cremation arrangments were handled by Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales. WALTER KATZ Walter A. Katz, 74,passed away Dec. 24,2012. Walter was born Dec. 28, 1938 and had been a resident of Lake Placid,Fla.,since 1992,coming fromP hiladelphia,Pa. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. Walter is survived by his brothers,B ob Katz of Arizona, Jacob Katz and Ted Katz,both of Philadelphia, Pa.,and Joseph Katz of Idaho; and brother-in-law, Joe Bonett of Lake Placid, Fla. A memorial service will be held on Thursday,Jan. 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church,3380 Placid Lakes Drive,Lake Placid,FL 33852. JULIA WHITE Julia White,age 64,passed away on Wednesday,Jan. 16, 2013 in Sebring,Fla. She was born in Amburg,Germany on June 30,1948 to Francis and Tekla (MazurWawro. She was a yoga/dance instructor and of the Catholic faith. Shew as a lover of yoga and dance and enjoyed spending time with family and raising orchids. She was a resident of Sebring since 2007 comingf rom Daytona Beach,FL. She is survived by her son, Joseph White,and her sister, Adele Wawro,of Sebring, Fla. Contributions may be made in her memory to The Salvation Army. Cremation arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 5A CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00026373 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main rh page new patients; 00026441 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 00026453 MARTIAL ARTS (pp Katz OBITUARIES the Extension Office,4509 George Blvd. E ducational stops include Erin Park Canals,Lake Istokpoga,Lake Clay Project,Ibanez Nursery and Wine Shop/Florida FriendlyL andscaping,Canal Maintenance Equipment Demonstration,and much more. Lunch will be provided at the Golden Corral inL ake Placid. Tickets are expected to sell quickly.The tour will go,rain or shine. Call the Extension Office at 402-6 540 for more information.S ebring Village residents plan tripSEBRING Sebring V illage has a day trip to Orlando for the Pirate's D inner Adventure on Tuesday. Cost is $61,which includes transportation,showa nd dinner. Contact Angie Warchak by c alling 471-2150.Highway Park prepares for RisingB lack Tie GalaSEBRING The Highway P ark Neighborhood Council is hosting its second annual Highway Park Rising BlackT ie Gala to be held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 p.m. to 12 a .m. at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center in Sebring. The event helps t he community by providing financial support for preservation and restoration efforts in Highway Park,a small community in Lake Placid. T his years proceeds will go toward restoring one of the vacant buildings in the community to use as office space and for landscapingo ur first community sponsore public space. F or more information,to become a sponsor or purc hase a ticket,call Tiffany Green at 840-2995 or visit the website at www.hpng.org/ .Queens of Abundance prepares for FlingSEBRING Queens of A bundance will lunch at Dots in Sebring at 11:30 a.m. Monday,Feb. 11. Lunch tickets for South Central Florida Green Flingw ill be on sale at the luncheon. Price is $10.95,payable by March 1. The event will be Tuesday,March 12. For more information call 465-0161.Prescribed burns to take place at the PreserveS EBRING Preparations are being made for pres cribed burning at the Sun N Lake Preserve at the end of Sun N Lake Boulevard. Prescribed burning of the Preserve will take place,w eather and conditions providing,during the week of J an. 21-25. The northern most portions of the Preserve are on the prescrip-t ion for the planned burn. Hikers and bikers should not e nter through any gates north of gate 4 during this period. An easterly wind is expecteda nd smoke should not hamper residents in the area. The Sun N Lake Preserve i s a 1,350-acre site composed of a variety of plant c ommunities. Many of the areas within the Preserve are fire dependent,which means they need occasional fire to survive and reproduce. Ina ddition,prescribed fire reduces the threat of wildfire by reducing fuels that have built up on the forest floor. For additional information,call Corine Burgess at 402-6545.Sebring Village presents Recreation Show S EBRING Sebring Village presents The Recreation Show,American Ambassadors to hospitalized veterans. These are young,t alented performers who captivate audiences of all ages. A magical program that transforms the stage into a wondrous showplace ofu nforgettable entertainment. Colorful flashing costumes, state of the art sound reinforcement,professional stylized choreography. These young people give u p at least a year of their lives to travel the country e ntertaining the men and women in VA Medical Centers. T he show will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday.Tickets are $ 10. For more information call 273-0875.Aguiar holds revival at Independent Baptist ChurchS EBRING Pastor Larry Ruse is inviting all to come to Revival. The revivals peaker is Dr. Dale Aguiar,a missionary/evangelist,helpi ng small and struggling churches. Independent Baptist C hurch,5704 County Road 17 South,no longer qualifies as small and struggling,but A guiar is a great preacher of the gospel. T he revival is Jan. 20-25. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. MondayFriday services start at 7 p.m. Friday night service is ay outh emphasis. There will be a fellowship after the service Friday for all the teens who attend. For more information go to www.ibcsebring.com or call the church office at 6551 899.Sebring Village plans health fairS EBRING A health fair,Better Living for Better Health,will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the SebringV illage Clubhouse,4343 Schumacher Road. Meet local health providers and other health service organizations. It is open to thep ublic and there are many free screenings. To have a lipid profile (cholesterol check) one must fast and take medications with water. The test is only $10. P re-registration is preferred but walk-ins are welc ome. There will be door prizes and refreshments. For further information,contactM ary Ann Mangold at 3829865 or Carol DeArmitt at 3 85-1517.Events planned at lodges, postsA VON PARK The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 9853 will hold a memorial service for Dee Votaw,mother to FoyP arrish,at 2 p.m. today at the post. She had been an o fficer. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853w ill have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Music by Tom McGannon f rom 5-8 p.m. Friday and karaoke by Peg and Perry at t he same time Saturday. For more information,call 4529853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke byN aomi today. Fashion show at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Karaoke by KJ on Wednesday and music by Patsy on Friday; call for times. S.A.L. Breakfast is from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. L egion Riders meet at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID T he Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Bama Jam from 3-8 p.m. today. Steak-O and football; call for t imes. Loyal Order of the Moose officers meet at 6 p.m. Monday. House Committee and Women of the Moose (including nomi-n ations) meet at 7 p.m. Formal general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Karaoke with Bama Jam from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Frank E. from 6-10 p.m. Thursday.M usic by Pressure Point from 6-10 p.m. Friday. For m ore information,call 4650131. The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 3880 will host music by Bud Followell on F riday. Call for time. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Call 699-5444. S EBRING The Moose Lodge of S ebring 2259 will have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today.A birthday party andM oose Jam Band are set for 4:30 p.m. (bring covered d ish). Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Music by Billy Glades from5 -9 p.m. Wednesday. House Committee,Joint Officers and Loyal Order of the M oose business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. General m eeting at 8 p.m. Music by Long Shot from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Steve and Peggy from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-3920. A MVETS Post 21 would like to thank all the Vietnam veterans for their service by putting up a poster at the VA Clinic in Sebring from Jan. 21-25,to acknowledge the signing of the Vietnam Peace A ccord 40 years ago on Jan. 27,1973. The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave., will host ShuffleboardT ournament/Any Doubles in Avon Park Scrambles at 9 a.m. Monday. Shuffleboard league is at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. ShuffleboardT ournament,Two Pros/Any Doubles at 9 a.m. Thursday. Shuffleboard Tournament/All Amateurs/Draw Doubles at 9 a.m. Friday. Ice cream shuf-f leboard at 1:15 p.m. Saturday,followed by a board meeting at 3 p.m. Call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks 1529 Wacky Wednesday will bef rom 5-6:30 p.m.; meal is $6.50. For dancing only, A llen will provide the music from 4:30-7:30 p.m.; cost is $3. Friday buffet is from 5-6 :30 p.m.,$12. Dance to Buddy Canovs music from 6 :30-9:30 p.m. for $3. Call 471-3557.AARP offers Driver Safety programAVON PARK AARP D river Safety Program Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,complete class ino ne day only,on Wednesday at Resurrection Lutheran C hurch,324 E. Main St. No driving,no tests. A possible discount on car insurance,g ood for three years. To register,call Mary Jane Lloyd at 452-0335.LIMCworkshop on ThursdaySEBRING There will be a Lake Istokpoga Management Committee( LIMC) Workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday in Conference Room 2 of the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center,4509 George Blvd. All interested persons are invited to attend. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS C ontinued from page 2A In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K all law enforcement agencies e nroute to their destination. All intersections were cleared by other law enforcement personnel who aided EMS in the safe andt imely delivery of the victim to a level 3 trauma center. Hayes said the victim has since received extensive medical treatment and ise xpected to survive the incident,although he is still unable to speak with detectives. Acting on information g athered at the hospital, deputies and detectives responded to the area ofH ighway Park Liquors,101 Crestmore St.,in an attempt to gather details about thes hooting and secure any possible evidence at the scene. H ayes said it was learned that several juveniles were in the area that evening and lefti n a vehicle. The investigation continu es as to the circumstances of the shooting. Deputies have recovered two firearms believed to be involved with the incident. T he Highlands County Sheriffs Office is seeking i nformation on the whereabouts of Marquay Rockmore. He is describeda s a black male with black hair and brown eyes,approxi mately 6-foot tall,weighing approximately 135 pounds. T he investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information on the location of Rockmore,or with any other information on thisc ase is requested to contact the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigations Unit and Detective Hank Smith at 4 02-7250. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call HeartlandC rime Stoppers at 1-800226-TIPS(8477ors on the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS CO. PROPERTY APPRAIS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus one; spot red, p ublic notice/homest; 00026724 A FFORDABLE CARE-C/O VALASSIS; 3.639"; 8"; Black; main, see great savings; 00026306 Continued from page 1A HCSO searches for teen in shooting incident tion. The state board of educat ions end-of-course tests in place are an excellent measu rement tool,Cox said,but only two or three subjects have them. e need to get those exams in place,Cox said. Its a high stakes situation. The way it is now,every c ounty must write its own end-of-course test,but every district should have the samet ests. Tim Cook,director of F lorida Hospital Heartland Division,told the delegation, Medicaid money is most on o ur minds. It is a real factor here.This was why,he added,regarding fluctuating allotments,... without stability and the ability to pre-d ict,it is hard to plan. Cook warned the delegation that mental health services in the county,except help for seniors,was virtual-l y non-existent. Dr. Barry Hummel,repres enting the Tobacco Prevention Network of F lorida,asked that loose tobacco and filtered cigar cigarettesbe taxed as other tobacco products are taxed. June Fisher,county admini strator,asked the delegation to make it possible for m unicipal-elected officials to meet with county-elected officials at the county seat. S heriff Susan Benton asked the legislators to supp ort legislation to end texting while driving. The plan to centralize the d istribution of license through a third party vendor was not a sensible one,Tax C ollector Erik Zwayer said. People will have to order the t ag over the Internet and wait for it to arrive,yet the Tax Collectors office still does all the processing. Im all about saving m oney,Zwayer said,ut there are no savings in this model. It will cause delays and problems,especially for i ndustry fleets. Our job is to serve the p ublic. We shouldnt be so laser focused on money that customer service suffers. The Heartland Ridge Home Owners Associationa sked that developers acting as managers be forced to be f inancially transparent when dealing with association money. G ingerlee Mitchelllindo,a private citizen,said there had t o a better way for citizens to protect themselves from unethical government behav-i or. She recommended simplifying paperwork. So that every day citizens who see (an ethical b eing done by their government and desire to address it to see the wrong righted will not be dissuaded by the cumbersome and sometimesf orced repeatable paperwork and costs of the process to file a complaint. Many speak up for social services News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Participants at the legislative delegations public hearing Friday make use of the opportuni-ty to make personal contact with state senators Bill Galvano and Denise Grimsley (and s tate Representative Cary Pigman, just out of the picture). C ontinued from page 1A Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Across the Sunshine State, the industry gaining the most jobs was leisure and hospitality including hotels,restau-r ants and theme parks. Other industries gaining jobs included trade,transportation,and utilities,professional and business servic-e s,private education,health servicesand manufacturi ng.Labor officials said those industry job gains were partially due to increases in food services and drinking places; food and beverages tores; employment services; ambulatory health care services; and transportation equipment manufacturing. Industries losing jobs over t he year included total government jobs,construct ion,information services and financial activities. Those industry job losses reportedly were attributedto declines in local government;h eavy and civil engineering, construction; automotive repair and maintenance; telecommunications; and insurance carriers and relateda ctivities. Jobs being filled in Highlands C ontinued from page 1A Science helps everybody,Austin says. You can look inside things now; before,nobody knew how to do it. Science is cool,adds Scott. Math stays the same; science is always changing. ou cant change things just over night,Dakota warns. They are definitely happening; we just cant see them happening. Orpheus agrees,Science will always continue. It takes time to develop new inventions. As to the future: re going to discover new types of fish deep downin the sea,Morgan says. Medicine will become more effective,says Kailey. Like today you can get shingles if you had chicken pox. Wll be able to stop that. Instead of money well have (embedded keep track,Emily says. A remote control to choose your own weather at your house,Chloe says. In time,this classroom will be different, says Colbey. The white board will be like a big iPad. Awesomes,all around. There will be new discoveries of disease and treasures,Victor says, and well be much better getting into space. I dont think it will be so good,Paul says. I think well have to put on masks to go outside and stay inside most of the time. Briana agrees. She says, e have to be more ecofriendly,otherwise no one will live to be 100. The poles are melting. We have to go slower with science. We have to take care. e need to make a better engine,Scott says,one that balances horsepower with torque. Someone says flying cars would be a big improvement there is so much room in the sky to drive,and at so many different levels. The idea does not meet a warm reception. Flying cars,floating traffic lights,its not really different from cars. It might bea bad idea,Emily says. Flying cars are even more dangerous,Morgan agrees. If there were flying cars, says Lance,d go faster with a normal car on the ground. The roads would be empty,everyone would be up in the air. The students strongly believe outer space is our future. From Moon settlements to colonies on Mars; from machines to create breathable air to space suits good enough to use on Mercury or Venus,the young people brimmed with excitement and ideas. For them,moving planets one day might even be possible. ou never know whats next,says Robert. Some day we might have Nike shoes that walk on water. Emily gets the last words, When we get old I think well be telling our kids how hard our life was and what we didt have. Students look at future through science Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYSixth-graders Nyssa Gunthorp (from left), Kadi Ealy, Colby Bowers, John Shannon and Victor Salinas collaborating on a team project at Sebring Middle School.
C M Y K B y JOSHUA FREED AP Business WriterThose airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. T he Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose Xray will be gone by June because the company that makes them cant fix the privacy issues. The other airport body scanners,w hich produce a generic outline instead of a naked image,are staying. The government rapidly stepped up its use of body scanners after a man snuck explosives onto a flight bound for Detroit onC hristmas day in 2009. At first,both types of scanners showed travelers naked. The idea was that securityw orkers could spot both metallic objects like guns as well as non-metallic items such as plastic explosives. The scanners also showede very other detail of the passengers body, too. T he TSA defended the scanners,saying the images couldnt be stored and were seen only by a security worker who didnt interact witht he passenger. But the scans still raised privacy concerns. Congress ordered that the scann ers either produce a more generic image or be removed by June. On Thursday Rapiscan,the maker of the Xray,or backscatter,scanner,acknowledged that it wouldnt be able to meet the Juned eadline. The TSA said Friday that it ended its contract for the software with Rapiscan. T he agencs statement also said the remaining scanners will move travelers through more quickly,meaning faster lanes att he airport. Those scanners,made by L-3 Communications,used millimeter waves to m ake an image. The company was able to come up with software that no longer produced a naked image of a travelers body. T he TSA will remove all 174 backscatter scanners from the 30 airports there used in now.Another 76 are in storage. It has 669 of the millimeter wave machines it is keeping, plus options for 60 more,TSA spokesmanD avid Castelveter said. Not all of the machines will be replaced. Castelveter said that some airports that now have backscatter scanners will go back to having metal detectors. Thats what most air-p orts used before scanners were introduced. The Rapiscan scanners have been on their way out for months,in slow motion. T he government hadnt bought any since 2011. It quietly removed them from seven major airports in October,including NewY orks LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, Chicagos OHare,and Los Angeles I nternational. The TSA moved a handful of the X-ray scanners to very small airports. At the time,the agency said the switch was beingm ade because millimeter-wave scanners moved passengers through faster. R apiscan parent company OSI Systems Inc. said it will help the TSA move the scanners to other government agencies. It hasnt yet been decided where they will go,said Alan Edrick, OSIs chief financial officer,in an interview. S canners are often used in prisons or on military bases where privacy is not a concern. Theres quite a few agencies which will have a great deal of interestin the scanners, Edrick said. O SI is taking a one-time charge of $2.7 million to cover the money spent trying to d evelop software to blur the image,and to move the machines out of airports,Edrick said. B y ALLEN G. BREED and MARTHA WAGGONER Associated PressRALEIGH,N.C. Many m ore Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnessesn ow that a federal agency determined that the water at North Carolinas Camp L ejeune was contaminated four years earlier than prev iously thought. In a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs,the Agency for Toxic Substances andD isease Registry said computer modeling shows that drinking water in the residential Hadnot Point area was unsafe for human consumption as far back as 1953. President BarackO bama signed a law last year granting health care a nd screening to Marines and their dependents on the base between 1957 and 1987. This is yet another piece o f the puzzle thats coming together and slowly exposing the extent of the contamination at Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps c ulpability and negligence, said Mike Partain,a Marines son who was born at the southeast North Carolina base and who says he is one of at least 82 men diagnosed with breast cancer. This is four years overdue. The Marines were slow to react after groundwater sampling first showed contamination on the base in the early 1980s. Some drinking water wells were closed in 1984 and 1985, after further testing confirmed contamination from leaking fuel tanks and an off-base dry cleaner. Health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted water. Its not clear how many Marines and family members will be affected by the expansion of the time line,bu Partain estimates thousands. In a letter to Gen. Allison Hickey,VA undersecretary for benefits,the head of the toxic substance registry noted that a preliminary water modeling report showed that the period covered under the 2012 legislation didnt go back far enough,and that volatile organic compounds exceeded maximum contaminant levels at Hadnot Point as early as August 1953. I hope this information is useful as the Department of Veterans Affairs evaluates claims from veterans who served at USMC Camp Lejeune prior to the release of our full water modeling report in the spring,agency D irector Christopher J. Portier wrote in the letter, dated Wednesday. T he letter was first released publicly during a m eeting Thursday of the agencs community assistance panel at the disease r egistry headquarters in Atlanta. Former Marines a nd family members angrily questioned officials about why these studies havet aken so long to complete. Marine Corps Capt. K endra Motz said she got the disease registry letter Thursday. She didnt have i mmediate comment on it. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 7A W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 9.347"; 12.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 00026824 Courtesy photo Larry Pierce, Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council 5441 in Sebring, (center) presents a$1,500 check to Special STARS Recreation Club Activities Director J oshua Croston andSpecial STARS athlete Sara Canali. The money will assist Special STARS to provide 13 different sports and seven recreational activities this year for m ore than 350 children and adults in Highlands County with mental and physical disabilities. There is also a separate Special STARS program in Hardee County. K nights help Special STARS Agency: NC Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953 TSA to remove controversial X-ray scanners T he TSA will remove all 174 b ackscatter scanners from the 30 a irports there used in now.
C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com N ational Newspaper Placement S; 5.542"; 10.75"; Black; IO 13023HSO seminole gaming; 00026515 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/20/13; 00026772 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 1/20/13; 00026773 By JENNIFER KAY A ssociated PressI N THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES The man known as Alligator Ronhas a lifetime of experience in the FloridaE verglades,a fleet of airboats at his disposal and knows the habitats of furry prey for large reptiles. He still couldnt lead a pack ofh unters to a single Burmese python. Thats the catch in Floridas Python Challenge:Even experienced hunters with specialp ermits to regularly stalk the exotic snake through F loridas swamplands are having trouble finding them for a state-sponsored com-p etition. When these snakes are i n the water,in the vegetation,they blend in naturally to where you cant hardly see them,said state wildlife commissioner RonB ergeron,whose nickname is emblazoned on the rudder o f his black airboat,over the image of him riding an alligator. T he vast majority of roughly 1,000 people who s igned up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands from Jan. 12 through Feb.1 0 are amateurs when it comes to pythons. Only about 30 hold permits for h arvesting pythons throughout the year. T he permit holders might have a slight edge when it comes to handling snakes, but the tan,splotchy pythons have natural cam-o uflage that gives them an important advantage in the ecosystem they have invaded. As of Thursday,21 pythons had been killed fort he contest,according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Its hard to pin down exactly how many Burmesep ythons slither through Floridas Everglades,but officials say their effect is glaringly obvious. According to a studyr eleased last year,sightings of raccoons,opossums,bobcats,rabbits and other mammals in the Everglades are down as much as 99 percent in areas where pythons arek nown to live. Its believed that the p ythons are devouring the native wildlife and officials worry the snakesvoraciousa ppetite will undermine the ongoing,multimillion-dollar e ffort to restore natural water flow through the Everglades. Bergeron led U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.E verglades to hunt pythons Thursday afternoon. They s plashed from their airboat through knee-deep water into several islands that risei n small bumps above the sawgrass,but they always e merged empty-handed. They didnt flush out any of the mammals Bergeront hought hed see,either. The only thing they did find: signs of feral hogs,another p roblematic invasive species. Rabbits were like rats. G rowing up,you saw them everywhere,said Jim Howard,a Miami native anda python permit holder participating in the contest. Ih avet seen a rabbit in 20 years. I dont see foxes. I hardly see anything. He has caught a python in t he Everglades in each of the last two years,though. Each w as more than 12 feet long and contained more than 50 eggs. H e returned to those locations Wednesday,poking under ferns and discarded w ooden boards with a hook at the end of a 3-foot-long s tick. All he found were the sheddings of some large snake each transparent scale was the size of a fingertip. A fter spending hours steering his boat along 14 miles of canals to levees and embankments where pythons m ight lurk,Howard extended the hook toward the dense, i mpenetrable grass that stretched all the way to the horizon,with no landmarkso r vantage points. Millions of acres in any direction in the Everglades a re exactly the same. From that perspective,the hunt for w ell-hidden pythons seems futile. re looking at inches, Howard said. Officials say the number o f pythons caught during the contest isnt as important as the data they provide. Im going to be ecstatic if we see 100,said Frank Mazzotti,a University ofF lorida professor of wildlife ecology who is helping the commission with the contest. He continued to low-ball expectations for the finalt ally. Im happy with 11. Im going to be happy with whatever we have. The small number only proves that there really hard to find,h e said. The state hopes to use the information from python necropsies particularly whats in their stomachs to improve their attempts atd ealing with the snakes. Our list of what pythons e at is not complete yet, Mazzotti said. The population of B urmese pythons,an invasive species in Florida,likely d eveloped from pets released into the wild,either intentionally or in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrewin 1992. They can grow to bem ore than 20 feet long and have no natural enemies in F lorida other than very large alligators or cold weather, which drives heat-seekings nakes onto sunny roads and levees. F lorida prohibits owning or selling pythons for use as pets,and federal law bansi mportation and interstate sale of the species. Mazzotti had one tip for h unters frustrated by the pythonsnear-invisibility: S top and listen for a dry, rustling sound in the grass. It sounds like something large,he said. Online: Python Challenge: h ttp://pythonchallenge.org/ Follow Jennifer Kay on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jnkay 21 invasive pythons killed so far in Florida contest STATE M CT photo The python hunt is on in the Everglades. As of Thursday, 21 pythons had been killed for Floridas Python Challenge, one by Lake Placids Calvin Turner. By GARY FINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Several current and former employees in the administration of Gov. Rick Scott are being ordered by a judge tot estify in a sensational criminal case that centers on alleg ations of illegal taping. It is still unclear after Fridays hearing whether Lt.G ov. Jennifer Carroll will be forced to answer questions in t he criminal case against her former aide that has also included allegations of improper relationships in Carrolls office. C arletha Cole,who was fired last year,was arrested i n 2011 and accused of giving a reporter a secret recording containing a conversationb etween Cole and Carrolls chief of staff. Cole has not b een charged with making the recording nor have p rosecutors said exactly when the r ecording was made. C ircuit Judge Frank Sheffield initially ruled that Carroll must answer questions from lawyers represent-i ng Cole. But then he changed his mind at the urging of Scotts top lawyer. Sheffield said Carroll would be questioned last and only if Coles lawyers could show her testimony was needed. S heffield,however,made it clear that questions of Scott a dministration employees will be limited to illegal taping and whether or not top officials working for the governor had ordered widespreadt aping as alleged by Cole. The judge said lawyers could not ask Carroll or anyone else about the lieutenant governors sexual preferenceo r whether or not her office was the absolute worst place in the world to work. e are not going to try the lieutenant governors office,Sheffield said. Coles attorneys have asserted that their client was being set up because she witnessed unprofessional behavior by Carroll and other employees,including walking in on Carroll and a female aide in a compromising position.Carroll,who isa former Navy officer and married,has called the allegations false and absurd. Attorney Stephen Webster suggested other employees in Carrolls office placed recordings on Coles computer and she assumed they were public records. A spokesman for the governors office has previously denied that there was a widespread policy of taping people. It is against Florida law to record someone without consent,but there have been legal questions about recordings made in public buildings. Cole is charged with a third-degree felony and could face up to five years in prison. The current and former employees who were ordered to answer questions include Carrolls travel aide Beatriz Ramos,former chief of staff Steve MacNamara,and former chief of staff Mike Prendergast. The Scott administration last year had tried to get the judge to shield both Ramos and Carroll from answering any questions but Sheffield Govs staff ordered to testify in recording case C ole B y BILL KACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE State officials on Friday announced plans for qualityi mprovements and tighter monitoring of juvenile justice residential and detention facilities following the arrest last month of a staff member accused of battering a 15-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle. The new efforts include enhancing mental health training,routinely interviewing youths and reviewing less serious incidents by the state. Such incidents formerly were handled by private providers or program managers. Our primary concern is the health and safety of Floridas youth,said D epartment of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters. We are enhancing services to give kids the best foot forward so theyc an lead rewarding lives. Ninety-five percent of the residential facilities are privately operated,and the state is planning this year to outsource the remaining five. Those facilities are separate from detention centers,which are stateor county-operated for high risk offenders. The privately operated Milton Girls Academy, northeast of Pensacola,last month agreed to end its residential contract with the state after the arrest and reports by other children who expressed worries about their safety. Florida tightening juvenile justice monitoring
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jan. 14-18 w as Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! This is a statewide initiative held to promote lit-e racy and the enjoyment of reading for children and a dults of all ages. Students and staff at Woodlawn Elementary School celebrate d literacy with daily activities. Monday was Paint Woodlawn Red and Read. Students participated in theM illion Minutes Marathon and 515 WES students read 10,300 minutes,which contributed to the statewide 30 million-minute goal. Tuesdayw as Team up to Readand WES wore their favorite team c lothing. That day some very special community memberst eamed up as Mystery Readersto read to classrooms sharing special books and how reading is a part of their everyday lives. T he students loved this and WES would like to thank those who took time from their busy day to promote reading at Woodlawn. Theyi nclude Cheryl Vermilye, WES reading coach; Paul Blackman,Highlands County Sheriffs Office; Anita Bible, Kaye Wise and Bonnie Brown,all retired t eachers/principals; Dr. Erin McIntyre Hinds,veterinaria n; Eric Zwayer,Highlands County Tax Collector;M ichelle Jolin,Mid Florida Credit Union; Joyce McClelland,The School Board of Highlands County; Nuno Norberto,Minister ofM usic,First Baptist Church of Sebring; Lauren Taylor, college student; Raymond McIntyre,Highlands County Property Appraiser; WilmaT indell,school resource officer; Donna Howerton and Jan Shoop,school board members; and Wally Cox, Highlands County School Superintendent. W oodlawn will continue to celebrate literacy everyday b ecause the staff and faculty know that reading is the hearto f everything. Woodlawn students celebrate Literacy Week www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 9A HAILE, CHERLYN JEANNE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; john haile retirement; 00026682 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/20/13; 00026770 Courtesy photo D r. Erin Hinds, a local veterinarian, reads to one of the classes at Woodlawn Elementary School during Celebrate Literacy Week, Jan. 14-18. CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Nuno Norberto took some time out of his work as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Sebring to read to the children at Woodlawn Elementary School. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South 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 Mondays and Wednesdays,Jan. 23 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 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. Both classes will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Register in Building B at the SFSC Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For information call 7847032. Child Development classes set for spring The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000204 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. ALMA JEANNE GRIFFITH, CORMORANT POINT HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 96-A, A REPLAT OF LOTS 60A-75B; LOTS 81B-96B; LOTS 100A-103B, AND LOTS 110A-110B, OF CORMORANT POINT SUBDIVISION, UNIT II, REPLAT (13-57 THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 3320 WATERWOOD DR., SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on February 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 filea claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000813 SEC.: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST C OMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-L1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. LENNY GRANT; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 4, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2011-CA-000813 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 6th day of F ebruary, 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: TRACT 20 OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 16 AND 17, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'46'' EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 155.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'00'' EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 1842.70 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 53'14'' EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 237.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'00'' WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 1837.94 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 16; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57'46'' WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 236.97 FEET TO THE BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE NORTH 30.0 FEET THEREOF. 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 4th DA Y OF JANUARY, 2013. By: /s/ Toni Kopp, Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000647 Division BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. ANNE MARIE DUNCAN, SPRINGLAKE VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 16, IN BLOCK G, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VIII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, AT PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1208 LAKESIDE WAY, SEBRING, FL 33876; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on February 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000337 Division C ENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. THURMAN L. HARLOW, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY M. HARLOW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THURMAN L. HARLOW, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 26, BLOCK 22, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 3916 RAMIRO ST., SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on February 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001186 SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ; MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ A/K/A MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PATRICIA WOODS; AND SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 3, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-001186 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 6th day of February, 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 5, BLOCK 20, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any a ccommodation 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 4th DAY OF JANUARY, 2013. By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo, Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA January 13, 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-857 GCS SECTION NO. MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. R ICHARD HAROLD JORDAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD HAROLD JORDAN; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots 1 and 2, Block 88, SHEET 1 OF LAKE WOOD TERRACES, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 2, Page 50, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and 1/2 contiguous closed Wilson Avenue. ADDRESS: 3408 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL 33875 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before February 26, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: January 15, 2013. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ``If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the office of the Court Administrator, 863-534-4690 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711.'' January 20, 27, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO: 12-829-GCS NOTICE OF ACTION IN RE: S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, vs. WHITMORE ENTERPRISE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; DEVON WHITMORE and NORMAN WHITMORE TO: DEVON WHITMORE, IF ALIVE, OR IF DEAD, THEN HIS UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES OR ASSIGNS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 3, Block 28, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, it any, to it on William G. Shofstall, attorney for Plaintiff, S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, whose address is P.O. Box 210576, West Palm Beach, Florida 33421, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled court on or before thirty (30 ter the first date of publication; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for the Complaint. PUBLISH JANUARY 13 AND 20, 2013. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Court at Highlands County, Florida on this 7th day of January, 2013. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 13, 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 12-821 GCS SunTrust Bank Plaintiff, vs. Frank L. Dencklau; Unknown Spouse of Frank L. Dencklau; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Frank L. Dencklau and Unknown Spouse of Frank L. Dencklau Last Known Address: 1058 Jonquil Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 23, IN BLOCK 22, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT, THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yashmin Chen-Alexis, Esquire, BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC., the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on January 3, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE AS CLERK OF THE COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp AS DEPUTY CLERK January 13, 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 12-819-GCS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED T RUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. DAWN D. BONECUTTER A/K/A DAWN BONECUTTER AND BILLY R. BONECUTTER A/K/A BILLY BONECUTTER, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12-819-GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, is the Plaintiff and DAWN D. BONECUTTER A/K/A DAWN BONECUTTER AND BILLY R. BONECUTTER A/K/A BILLY BONECUTTER; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on February 6, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, BLOCK 201, LEISURE LAKES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of January, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 F lorida Relay Service 711. January 13, 20, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-14 GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE B ANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13 Plaintiff, vs. D ERRICK J. ROBINSON, A/K/A DERRICK JERONE ROBINSON, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2012, and entered in Case No. 12-14 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13, is the Plaintiff and Derrick J. Robinson, a/k/a Derrick Jerone Robinson and Teresa M. Robinson, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on February 12, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 13 and 14, Block 3, Highlands Park Estates, Section D, a Subdivision according to the Plat or Map thereof described in Plat Book 4, at Page(s 86, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida Tax ID: C013528-02000400070. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE S URPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 534-4686 (Voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Highlands County, Florida, this 10th day of January, 2013. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-725-GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting Through FARM SERVICE AGENCY f/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Plaintiff, v. ELLIS L. WALTON, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated this 10h day of January 2013 entered in Case No. 09-725-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein United States of America, acting through FARM SERVICE AGENCY f/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATED DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is Plaintiff, and Ellis L. Walton, Patricia K. Walton n/k/a Patricia Walton Ward, Capital One, F.S.B. and State of Florida are Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 6th day of February 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Main Courthouse located at 403 S. Commerce Avenue, Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, Florida 33870 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4, Block 14 of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 175 Impatiens Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. DATED this 10th day of January, 2013. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of Courts Highlands County By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282012CA000494GCAXMX US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR YALE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. BERTHA GAIL MOLTZ F/K/A BERTHA GAIL ROTROFF; BRUCE WAYNE MOLTZ; UNKNOWN TENANT, IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 3rd day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000842AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR YALE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-1 is the Plaintiff and BERTHA GAIL MOLTZ F/K/A BERTHA GAIL ROTROFF; BRUCE WAYNE MOLTZ and UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, BLOCK 153, OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 4th day of January, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 13, 20, 2013 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013Page 11A Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001300 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JARED ANDERSON et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 07, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001300 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida whereinJPMORGAN CHASE B ANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and JARED ANDERSON; THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, A PUBLIC CORPORATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A STANLEY NELSON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 10, IN BLOCK 2, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION R, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 360 PERSHING AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 8, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09087050 CHASEDIRECT-CONV-Team 3-F09087050 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. January 13, 20, 2013 IN 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 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the a bove-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate 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. A /K/A 2304 NORTH ROXBURY ROAD AVON PARK, FL 33825 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 the 13th day of February, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13th day of February, 2013. 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 c ontact 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. January 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 28-2010-CA-000538 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, Minnesota 55102, Plaintiff, v. BASIL M. BERNARD, et al., Defendants. N OTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff's Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 12, 13 & 14, BLOCK 2, LAKE HUNTLEY COVE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as: 153 Huntley Dr. South, Lake Placid, FL 33852. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 AM (EST 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to 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 the Court Administrator's office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000905 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HILDA MINA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: HILDA MINA, 6713 Kenwood Place, Sebring, FL 33876 SAMIR A. MINA, 6713 Kenwood Place, Sebring, FL 33876 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 20, BLOCK BB, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF SAID LOT 20, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 20, BLOCK BB, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE S 74 DEGREES 21'03'' E ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 20 FOR 40.91 FEET; THENCE S 15 DEGREES 36'46'' W FOR 125 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 20; THENCE N 74 DEGREES 21'03'' W ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 20 FOR 40.99 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 20; THENCE N 15 DEGREES 38'57'' E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 20 FOR 125.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sara Collins, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 11th day of January, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000647 SEC.: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-HE1, Plaintiff, v. ARTHUR D. MORSE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEF ENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION D efendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 4, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000647 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 8th day of February, 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 9 AND 10, BLOCK 46, AVON PARK LAKES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone: (863 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 8th DAY OF JANUARY, 2013. By: /s/ Toni Kopp, Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA January 13, 20, 2013 N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000446 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. HERBERT G. ORELLANA, ELIZABETH ORELLANA, THUNDERBIRD MANOR, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: UNIT A-201, THUNDERBIRD HILL MANOR CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 969, PAGE 225, AND AMENDEMENT RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 970, PAGE 602, AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1095, PAGE 0394, AND ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 611 MANOR CIR #A-201, SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on February 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 1050L egals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155
C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that Ordinance No. 1351 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council Chambers, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on the 5th day of February, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 17-77 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEBRING BY REINSTATING REGULATIONS FOR A-FRAME SIGNS FOR A TEMPORARY PERIOD OF TIME; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice shall be published on January 20, 2013. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley, City Clerk City of Sebring,Florida Robert S. Swaine Swaine & Harris, P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 City Attorney January 20, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of EXACT CORE TAX SERVICE located at 406 South 6th Avenue in the County of Hardee, in the City of Wauchula, Florida 33873, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 19th day of January, 2013. Exact Core, Inc. January 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000235 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GREGG S. FOSTER et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 7, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000235 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida whereinBANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and GREGG S. FOSTER; BRENDA M. FOSTER A/K/A BRENDA MARIE FOSTER; GSF ENTERPRISE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 62 AND LOT 63, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1558 CAMELLIA COURT, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 8, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11028292 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jmyers-Team 2-F11028292 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the not ice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. January 13, 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001665 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. SUCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFOERY SCOTT KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY S. KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY KEITH, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 4, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001665 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JEFFOERY SCOTT KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY S. KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY KEITH; SUNTRUST BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-L ANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2227 PLEASANT DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 8, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09107520 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC--Team 1 -F09107520 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should c ontact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. January 13, 20, 2013 1050L egalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
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Call 630-631-1795. 8400RecreationalVehiclesPRECISION SAILBOAT16.5 Ft. 4 Stroke Mercury Motor, Performance Trailer, Bimini top, Sails, Covers, Sleeps Two, Very Fine Condition. Asking $5500. Lake Placid 863-465-7554 8050B oats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesQUALITY HORSEHAY Rolls & CATTLE "CALLIE BERMUDA" Rolls. Located behind Hammock State Park. For Information Call 863-446-5162 0r 863-445-0009 7500L ivestock& SuppliesNEW CENTRALAIR. Still in Box. 10 year Warranty. Installation & References Avail. $1490. 8 63-658-4707 7420Heating &Air Conditioning ST. AGNESEPISCOPAL CHURCH 21st. Annual *Trash & Treasure Sale* Sat. Jan. 26, 8am 3240 Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Don't Miss This One! All Proceeds Go To Local Charities!! SEBRING -Multi-family Community Wide Sale @ Hickory Ridge Drive (2.5 miles E on 98) before RR tracks, turn right & follow signs, Jan. 25 & 26, 8am-3pm. SEBRING -*TOWN & COUNTRY MHP* Park Wide Sale! Sat., Jan. 26th, 8am 1pm. Park on Cooper Rd. and walk the park. Golf Carts available for those medically in need of assistance. Club House offering coffee, donuts, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods, books, puzzles and misc. Trash & Treasure Sale Items. 7320Garage &Y ard Sales WALKER W/5"wheels, folds up. Will deliver in Lake Placid area. $30. Call 863-441-4418 V ACUUM CLEANER-Hoover Wind Tunnel with Attachments. Used 4 months. $75. 863-382-0329 RECORD ALBUMSCollection of Rock. Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, Van Halen & more. 37 totoal. $100 obo. Call 863-452-2260 LARGE POOL,Deck, good liner & railing. Approx. 14x32. Free! You Remove & Clean area. Must see. Call 863-452-1817 DRILL 1/2"reversible. Electric, heavy duty, industrial rated. $50 obo. 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Absolutely new throughout as attested by our Professional Piano Tuner. Includes bench. $1000 firm. Call 863-655-5642 7260MusicalMerchandise ROUND PATIOTABLE & 4 chairs, Matching Loveseat. All like new. $400. Call 863-414-0763 7180Furniture WASHER ADMIRALHeavy Duty. 6 cycle, hardly used. Excel cond. $250. 863-659-1581 after 8am. REFRIGERATOR *General Electric 21.7 cu. ft. White Side By Side with Ice Maker. $175. 863-385-4757 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseLEGAL ORMEDICAL OFFICE AVAIL. Directly across from Sebring Court House, on the corner. 2,094 sq. ft. Can divide into 2, 1034 & 1060 sq. ft. offices. Call 813-453-3619 6600Business & OfficesF or Rent SEBRING *BEAUTIFUL CLEAN 2 Bedroom /2 Bath, 2 Car Garage,Split Plan, Washer/Dryer, Large Screened-in Lanai, Fenced Yard, 1 Year Lease, $800/Month. Call 863-458-0867. SEBRING GREATPEACEFUL HOUSE! B ring your Golf Clubs & Fishing Poles! Lovely 2BR/1BA w/beautiful yard, big trees in a quiet relaxing country like setting Sub Division. Light & bright, immaculate, incl. garage & storage unit. All appl. incl. Tennis court, playground & Club House in Spring Lake Development. Near Lake Istapoga & Sebring Raceway. Non smoker. $600/mo. Call 310-283-4190 or 863-471-0420 SEBRING -Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced Yard. $650 Monthly. Lake Josephine Heights 863-446-1861 or 321-452-7090 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250F urnished HousesAVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2BR/2BA $450 mo. New 1BR/1BA $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs or Cats. 863-449-0195 6200U nfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Neat & Clean, Freshly Painted, Cracker Trail area. 2/Bed rm, 1/Bath rm, Central air/heat, Utility rm, Y ard maint. inc., Close to everything. No pets. $500/mo. 1 security. 863-381-2810 PLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Immaculate, C/H/A, Carport. Short Term/Seasonal/Yearly. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entalsSEBRING MOBILEHOME on its Own Lot. 2BR/1BA on S. Corvette. Completely remodeled & very pretty. Tile floors & new carpet, screen porch, large lot w/trees. REDUCED! $29,900. Call 863-382-8950 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale PALM HARBORHOMES New Homes at $39,900 $5K for your used Mobile Home 3 New Models, 1, 100-2,400 SQ. FT 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARKOwn Lot, Double Wide 2 BR, 2BA, 55 + Subdivision, Partially furn., All appliances, Carport, Screened porch, Carpeting throughout w/ vinyl flr in kitchen, $60,000 obo 863-257-3121 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING OWNERFINANCE 3BR/1BA, 1243 Fernvale Ave. & 3BR/1BA, 4702 2nd St. Move In Ready! Call Today 863-227-2717 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialCAREGIVER, COMPANION& SITTER. I am Experienced & Reliable To Attend To Your Loved One. References available upon request. C all Bernice 863-314-9227 2300W ork Wanted SEBRING-EXPERIENCED HOUSE KEEPERS NEEDED on Saturdays to clean Condo Units. Call 863-385-5005 JANITOR NEEDEDFor Christian Private School in Avon Park. Call and Leave Message 863-443-2344.GENERAL ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Lykes Citrus Division, located in Lake Placid, has an immediate opening for an accounting specialist focused primarily on fruit accounting and general bookkeeping with some statistical recordkeeping and reporting duties as assigned. Qualified applicant must possess general accounting and recordkeeping experience as well as having been exposed to accounting cycles and deadlines. Must be proficient in MS Excel, use of computerized accounting systems, reconciliation procedures, and written communications. Experience with CitrusPro is a plus. Lykes Citrus Division offers competitive wages and a benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(K paid vacation and holidays. Applicants should e-mail their resume to Rich.Hetherton@Lykes.com or complete an application at the 7 Lykes Road, Lake Placid location. Lykes Citrus Division is an Equal Opp ortunity Employer/Drug and tobacco Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 ELDERLY WOMANNEEDS Companion to assist in daily living includes free room & board. Must have medical knowledge of Diabetic, Incontinent & Urinary Bag Flushes. We will train. 863-214-2074. CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR Full-time Inspector needed for Govt funded project in Zolfo Springs for 3-4 months. Heavy construction and utility pipeline experience a must. Mittauer & Assoc., 904-278-0030 CHRIST ACADEMYis looking for Christian ladies that love The Lord and teaching children. Please contact 863-402-2408 NOW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS for Servers for Lunch & Dinner. Apply in person between 2-5pm. 4325 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd. Sebring 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is c orrect. Sometimes instructions over the phone are m isunderstood 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 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000223 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. AUSTIN M. CREENAN, MARY J. CREENAN, PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 33, BLOCK 76, A RESUBDIVISION OF P LACID LAKES SECTION SEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 380 PARKER ST NE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on February 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 20, 27, 2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00026405 DUMMY 2013 NEWS EDITOR 2X6 AD # 00026406AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00026769AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00026394 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00026395NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00026439
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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Teo talks . . .3B Armstrong fesses up . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, January 20, 2013 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Mary Grace Bates has the ball and the goal in her sights, but three Lady Bulldogs have her in their sights as Frostproof held on for a 1-0 win tot ake the District 10-2A title Friday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE G us Owens finds some space between Scott Colley, No. 10, and Nathan Stanley to get this shot off in Avon Parks win at Lake Placid Friday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebrings David Magana keeps the ball ahead of Green Dragon Osvaldo Orduna Friday night as the county foes battled to their second tie in as many nights. Courtesy photo Record wise, it has been another tough season for Avon Park soccer. But upon a closer look, improvements are evident and progress will be sure to follow. And the regular season ended on a high note as Martin Maldonado got a Red Devil score and the defense held for a 1-0 win over All Saints Thursday, marking the first program win in three years. Finishing strong By DAN HOEHNE d email@example.comLAKE PLACID That proverbial hump couldnt quite be gotten over Friday night, as the Lady Dragons finished as District 10-2A Tournament runner-ups after a 1-0 loss to top-seeded Frostproof. The regular season contests between Lake Placid and the Lady Bulldogs had provided a glimmer of hope that this third time might be the charm for the Dragons, as they had fallen in 2-1 and 3-1 matches. And it would be another pitched battle on the pitch with the two squads striving for the distict title and a home date in the first round of the Regional Quarterfinals. The Lake Placid defense hung tough, keeping the serious Frostproof shot attempts to a minimum, though offensively they had a hard time getting any serious threats of their own. On a few occasions throughout the night, the Lady Dragon youth showed up a bit, perhaps, as charges into the Bulldog zone took a little too long to develop with the dribbler waiting an extra few steps before sending the ball ahead. Those scant few moments allowed the Frostproof defenders to Lady Dragons settle for runner-up See LP, Page 4B Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The weather was ideal again for the Sebring Seventy and Over Softball League at the Highlands County SportsC omplex Tuesday and T hursday mornings. On Tuesday the Silent Salesman and Highlands Independent Bank played an exciting game with both teams hitting well. The Salesman dominated in the run department for five i nnings with an 11-6 lead. The Bank boys proved they were not done yet and tied the score 12-12 at the end of seven innings. The Banks rally in the 8th inning was cut short by a slick, inning-ending double play. In the bottom of the 8th inning the Salesman loaded the bases with walks. Having a good day at the p late for the Salesman were Victor Rodriquez going 3for-4, including a triple. Fred Moore, Norm Grubbs a nd Bill Todd each had a double in their 3-for-4 day. L arry Ambuel and Fred Moore connected for three h its each. Bob Iott had 2-for3 and scored two runs. D on Day had a long triple to go with his game winning final hit to seal the 13-12 win. Highlands Independent Banks hits were all singles. Giving it what seemed to be their best efforts, Jim Quartier went 4-for-4 and Harry Bell was 4-for-5. Jose Torres came out having 3-for-5 and Ray Concepcion batted 2-for-3. Royal Palms Bowling Center squeaked by Andrews Allstate Insurance with a 1514 win. PalmsDoug Hanover had a two-base hit with the bases loaded. Charlie Quinn went 3-for-4 and Gene Hanford had a double and triple for his 2-4 times at bat. The Palms scored one more run in the 8th inning to win the game. Jim Longman made two outstanding catches to aid his teammates. Andrews Allstate Insurance had a good game, also. Galo Gonzalez had three Sebring 70s in full swing See 70s, Page 3B B y DANHOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgIt was a mix and match Thursday and Friday in area prep basketball action with wins and losses going every which way. Lake Placids Lady Dragons rolled to double-d igit wins on the road both n ights, running past Okeechobee by 22 Thursday and topping Avon Park 51-37 Friday night. Fresh off seeing senior Alex Coyne score her 1,000th career point Monday night, Lake Placid c ame out on fire against the Lady Brahmans, with an 18-2 first-quarter tilt setting the tone for the game. The Dragons then made it a regular-season sweep against the county and district rival Red Devils to remain unbeaten in district play. Another county sweep went the other way Friday, as the Avon Park boys got their second win of the season over Lake Placid. After escaping with a three-point win in a December contest, theD evils cruised to a 34-17 h alftime lead Friday on their way to a less tense victory and keep their own district record unblemished. The Lady Blue Streaks took one on the chin Thursday, losing a late lead a gainst district front-runner Winter Haven and taking a three-point loss, 42-39. But rather than have a let-down effort the following night, they took out their frustrations on an overmatched, visiting Lake Gibson squad by a whopping 63-16 count. The Sebring boys werent as fortunate Friday as, after a near upset at Winter Haven Tuesday, the road weary Blue Streaks didnt have much to offer in a 21-point loss at Lake Gibson. T he Blue Streaks travels c ontinue Monday at DeSoto before getting a long-awaited for home date Tuesday against Kathleen. The Lady Streaks next travel to Frostproof while the Lady Dragons will be hosting Riverdale, both on T uesday, and the Green Dragon boys are off until a Friday contest at Okeechobee. The Lady Red Devils travel to George Jenkins Thursday and the boys are off until a Monday, Jan. 28, game at Sebring. Highlands Hoops By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Lake Placid Dragons and the Sebring Streaks battled it out for the second straight night at Firemens Field on Friday night for the Streaks senior night. On Thursday night the Streaks traveled to Lake Placid for the Dragons senior night, and both games ended in a similarly indecisive manor, with tied scores. On Thursday the teams battled to a 2-2 tie, while on Friday neither team was able to get a score on the board, leaving the final at 0-0. e managed to tie in a very exciting game both nights, said Sebring head coach Keith Bowyer. Lake Placid has a strong team this year In Fridays game, Lake Placid was on the offensive early on with an early shot on goal by Yoyi Gomez. Sebring retaliated back with a beeline shot by Filemon Chavez that bounced off of the Lake Placid keeper and away from the net. Osvaldo Orduna of Lake Placid had an offensive breakaway towards the Sebring goal that was stopped short by Junior Chavez. The back-and-forth continued with a number of offensive attempts by Sebrings Jared Lang. Lang had a sprint toward the Dragons goal, but a Streaks, Dragons duel to two ties See TIES, Page 3B
C M Y K Y MCA Spring SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis having a sign up for their Spring Soccer Program, ages 3-14. Any questions, please call 382-9622.SFSC Opening DayAVON PARK South Florida State College baseball hosts Dr. Stephens Day a t the Ball Park on Friday, Jan. 25. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:45 p .m. at SFSC Panther Field. T he 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.AP Softball Sign-upsAVONPARK Sign-ups for the 2013 Avon Park Girls Softball season are going to be held at the field from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, Jan. 19 and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Registration fee is $60 per child, $50 per sibling(s than one child. Please bring a copy of your childs birth certificate if she is a first-year player if she played last year, a copy is on file. Registration forms will also be located at the Top Shop if you are unable to make one of the listed dates. Checks are to be made payable to APGS. For questions or more information, call Cindy Bennett at 443-1663.Lady Streak Tennis CampSEBRING The Sebring High School girls tennis team will be hosting their first annual Tennis Camp on Saturday, Feb. 2. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Thakkar Tennis Center located in the Country Club of Sebring. The camp is open to girls and boys ages four to 18. Instruction will be available for all levels of play. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a camp T-shirt. Cost is $25 per student with family discounts available. For registration and/or more information, call Coach Hollinger at 471-5513.SFSC Hosts Heartland GamesAVONPARK South Florida State College (SFSC Department announces Heartland Games for Active Adults 2013. The Heartland Games for Active Adults will run March 2 30 at various venues throughout Highlands County. The cost is a $15 Registration Fee and an additional $5 per event. The Heartland Games for Active Adults is sanctioned by the Florida Sports A Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the games is to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for anyone over 50 and to provide them an opportunity to compete at the local, state and national levels. Events will be held throughout Highlands County in bowling, golf, basketball, billiards, shuffleboard, pickleball, cycling, swimming, horseshoes and tennis. Medals are awarded for first, secon d and third place, male and female, in each sport and age category. Register in Building B, Highlands C ampus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact Community Education (Lauren Redick 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu.Edge Cheer GolfSEBRING The First Annual Edge Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Sun N Lake Golf Club. R egistration begins at 8 a.m. with the tournament getting underway at 8:30 a.m. The four-person scramble format has an entry fee of $240, which includes golf cart, scorecards, drinking water and lunch for the team. R egister at Sun N Lakeor the Edge Cheer Center. Ruby Tuesdays is a sponsor and more hole sponsorships are available. F or a sponsorship, a sign for your bus i ness will be put up at a hole and you will receive a $15 card off a purchase at Ruby Tuesdays. For any questions or more information, call Gabi Birnie at 446-0392 or Michell Rhodes at (727LP 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.GOLS Indoor Soccer LeagueAVONPARK Registration for GOL S Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Fami ly Life Center (old Avon Park Recreation Center across from the tennis courts downtown Avon Park.) The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. Registration is $12 and is limited to the first 40 players to sign up. Each team plays one game a week at 6:30 p.m. (either Tuesday or Thursda y) from Feb. 12 to Apr. 18, concluding with a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccerin its 11th year as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Indoor soccer is a valuable experience for improving passing and shooting skills. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coa ch Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28C ONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco at Atlanta, 3 p.m. (FOX Baltimore at New England, 6:30 p.m. (CBSPRO BOWLSunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBCS UPER BOWLSunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBSEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York2513.658 Brooklyn2416.6002 Boston2019.5135.5 Philadelphia1723.4259 Toronto1426.35012 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami2612.684 Atlanta2217.5644.5 Orlando1425.35912.5 Charlotte1029.25616.5 Washington829.21617.5 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana2516.610 Chicago2315.605.5 Milwaukee2018.5263.5 Detroit1425.35910 Cleveland1031.24415W ESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3111.738 Memphis2513.6584 Houston2120.5129.5 Dallas1724.41513.5 New Orleans1326.33316.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City328.800 Denver2418.5719 Utah2119.52511 Portland2019.51311.5 Minnesota1620.44414 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers319.775 Golden State2315.6057 L.A. Lakers1722.43613.5 Sacramento1525.37516 Phoenix1328.31718.5 ___ Thursdays Games New York 102, Detroit 87 L.A. Clippers 90, Minnesota 77 Milwaukee 98, Phoenix 94 Miami 99, L.A. Lakers 90 Fridays Games Chicago 100, Boston 99, OT Philadelphia 108, Toronto 101, OT Indiana 105, Houston 95 Charlotte 106, Orlando 100 Brooklyn 94, Atlanta 89 Memphis 85, Sacramento 69 San Antonio 95, Golden State 88 Washington 112, Denver 108 Oklahoma City 117, Dallas 114, OT Saturdays Games San Antonio at Atlanta, late Sacramento at Charlotte, late Memphis at Chicago, late Houston at Minnesota, late Golden State at New Orleans, late Cleveland at Utah, late Milwaukee at Portland, late Washington at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m. Dallas at Orlando, 6 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 8 p.m.LEADERSSCORING FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL404262115729.7 Durant, OKC384329117229.3 Anthony, NYK30920090429.2 James, MIA387177100126.3 Harden, HOU314334104126.0 REBOUNDS OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, LAL13332345612.7 Randolph, MEM15626041611.6 Asik, HOU13232645811.2 Vucevic, ORL13230143311.1 Chandler, NYK17124741811.0 ASSISTS GASTAVG Rondo, BOS3437511.0 Paul, LAC373589.7 Vasquez, NOR393509.0 Holiday, PHL363239.0 Westbrook, OKC403318.3 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC37972.62 Conley, MEM37862.32 Westbrook, OKC40802.00 Lin, HOU41822.00 Jennings, MIL38741.95 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL371183.19 Ibaka, OKC381082.84 Duncan, SAN411142.78 Hibbert, IND411122.73 Howard, LAL36932.58 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FGFGAPCT Chandler, NYK173257.673 Jordan, LAC155259.598 Splitter, SAN154259.595 Howard, LAL228389.586 Ibaka, OKC224401.559 3-POINT PERCENTAGE 3FG3FGAPCT Curry, GOL113245.461 Novak, NYK80178.449 Korver, ATL86195.441 Foye, UTA89205.434 Allen, MIA64148.432 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE FTFTAPCT Martin, OKC139152.914 Fredette, SAC6470.914 Durant, OKC329363.906 Paul, LAC146162.901 Redick, ORL8291.901BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICE Suspended Oakland RHP Gary Daley Jr. and free agent 1B Austin Gallagher 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with C Matt Wieters, INF Chris Davis, LHP Troy Patton and LHP Brian Matusz on one-year contracts. BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Andrew Bailey, RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Joel Hanrahan, LHP Andrew Miller, LHP Franklin Morales and OF Jacoby Ellsbury on one-year contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with 2B Gordon Beckham and OF Alejandro De Aza on one-year contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with RHP Chris Perez, RHP Justin Masterson,RHP Joe Smith, RHP Matt Albers, OF Drew Stubbs and C Lou Marson on one-year contracts. DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Doug Fister, RHP Rick Porcello, LHP Phil Coke, C Alex Avila, OF Brennan Boesch and OF Austin Jackson on one-year contracts. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with SS Jed Lowrie, RHP Bud Norris and LHP Wesley Wright on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with RHP Luke Hochevar on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with LHP Jason Vargas and RHP Tommy Hanson on one-year contracts. MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with LHP Brian Duensing and C Drew Butera on one-year contracts. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with LHP Boone Logan on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with LHP Jerry Blevins and 1B Brandon Moss on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with 1B/DH Kendrys Morales and SS Brendan Ryan on one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with OF Sam Fuld, INF Matt Joyce, RHP Jeff Niemann and INF Ryan Roberts on one-year contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with LHP J.A. Happ and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio on one-year contracts and C Josh Thole on a two-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAgreed to terms with RHP Ian Kennedy, RHP Brad Ziegler, INF Chris Johnson and LHP Tony Sipp on one-year contracts. ATLANTA BRAVESAgreed to terms with OF Jason Heyward, RHP Cristhian Martinez, RHP Kris Medlen, LHP Eric OFlaherty and LHP Jonny Venters on one-year contracts. CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with RHP Jeff Samardzija and LHP James Russell on one-year contracts. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with OF Tyler Colvin on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with C A.J. Ellis and RHP Ronald Belisario on one-year contracts. MIAMI MARLINSAgreed to terms with RHP Ryan Webb on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with RHP John Axford, RHP Burke Badenhop and RHP Marco Estrada on one-year contracts. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with C Landon Powell on a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAgreed to terms with LHP Antonio Bastardo on a one-year contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Riverdale,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District 10-2A Tournament,Hardee,vs.Mulberry,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District 10-2A Tournament,Hardee,vs.Frostproof,6 p.m.,if necessary FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Travis Todd Invite,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District 13-3A Tournament,Lake Wales,vs.Winter Haven/Tenoroc winner,6 p.m. SFSC FRIDAY: Baseball vs.College of Central Florida,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Seminole State College,1 p.m.; Softball at Kick-Off Classic, Clearwater,TBD SUNDAY,Jan.27: Baseball at Lake Sumter,1 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.28: Baseball at Webber International,6 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Soccer at District 10-2A Tournament,Hardee,vs.DeSoto,8 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at George Jenkins,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District 10-2A Tournament,Hardee,vs.Hardee,8 p.m.,if necessary H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L 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 5 5 p p . m m . 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C M Y K By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated PressNEWYORK Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teoi nsisted he had no role in the bizarre hoax involving his dead girlfriend and told ESPN on Friday night that he w as duped by a person who has since apologized to him. I n an off-camera interview Friday with ESPN, Teo said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a 22year-old acquaintance who lives in California, contacted him two days ago and confessed to the prank. Deadspin.com first exposed the scheme on Wednesday and indicated Tuiasosopo was involved in it. I wasnt faking it, ESPN quoted Teo as saying during the 2 1-2 hour interview. I wasnt part of this. When they hear the facts theyll know. Theyll know there is no wayI could be a part of this. Teo said he first met Tuiasosopo in person after the Southern California game in November. According to the linebacker, Tuiasosopo told him he was the cousin of Lennay Kekua, the woman who Teo believed he had fallen for through Internet chats and long phone conversations. But Kekua never existed. wo guys and a girl are responsible for the whole thing, Teo told ESPN. According to Ronaiah, Ronaiahs one. The Tuiasosopo family has declined several interview requests from The Associated Press since Wednesday. Teo said he never met Kekua face-to-face and when he tried to speak with her via Skype and video phone calls, the picture was blocked. Still, he didnt figure out the ruse. He also told ESPN that he lied to his father about having met Kekua. To cover that up, he apparently lied to everyone else. After he was told Kekua had died of leukemia in early September, Teo admitted he misled the public about the nature of the relationship because he was uncomfortable saying it was purely an electronic romance. That goes back to what I did with my dad. I knew that. I even knew that it was crazy that I was with somebody that I didnt meet, he said. So I kind of tailored my stories to have people think that, yeah, he met her before she passed away Ts first interview since t he story broke came at the end of a day that started with Notre Dame posting a podcast of athletic director Jack Swarbricks radio show, during which he implored the Heisman Trophy runner-up to speak publicly about the episode. Already, it had turned the feel-good story line of the college football season into a dark and strange one. Teo took Notre Dames a dvice, but this was no Lance Armstrong-with-Oprah Winfrey made for TVmea culpa. ESPN conducted the interview with Teo at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where Teo is preparing for the NFLdraft and hopes to be among the first-round picks. The network produced only still photos of the interview, with reporter Jeremy Schaap sitting at large table with the linebacker. Schaap then provided details on Sports Center anda story was posted on ESPN.com. Some wondered whether Teo had been in on the fake girlfriend scheme in an attempt to gain positive publicity and attention. Schaap said Teo firmly denied that. The nations best defender also said the hoax affected his play in the BCS national championship, a 42-14 loss to Alabama in which he performed poorly. Teo told ESPN that he wasnt entirely sure he was the victim of a hoax until earlier this week, just two days ago, when Tuiasosopo apologized. As Notre Dame officials said earlier, he did get a call from the person posing as Kekua on Dec. 6 but it was t o tell him she had not died at all, and to carry on their courtship. Teo was confused. He finally confided in his p arents over Christmas break in his home state of Hawaii and told Notre Dame coaches what was going on Dec. 26, according to Swarbrick. My relationship with Lennay wasnt a four-year relationship, Teo said. There were blocks and times and periods in which we would talk and then it would end, but he offered her a shoulder to cry on when she told him her father had died. Teo said he was told Kekua was in a coma following an April 28 car accident, but she awoke the following month. He never made an attempt to visit her in the hospital. It never really crossed my mind. I dont know. I was in school, he told ESPN. Then came the day in September when his grandmother died and the woman known as Kekua reached out to him. I was angry. I didnt want to be bothered, he told ESPN. We got in an argument. She was saying, you know, Im trying to be here for you. I didnt want to be bothered. I wanted to be left alone. I just wanted to be by myself. Last thing she told me was Just know I love you. Teo was told later that day Kekua had died. ESPN did not play audio of the interview, relying instead on descriptions of Teo and his statements from reporter Schaap. Audio clips were posted later. According to the reporter, Teo was calm, and had no interest in going on camera. He was very relieved, he told me at the end of it, to have had a chance to tell his story, Schaap said. Teo told ESPN the relationship with Kekua dated to his freshman year at Notre Dame, the 2009-10 season, and they met via Facebook. Teo also provided details of just how devilish the hoax w as how Kekua spoke to his mother about Mormonism, how he could hear a supposed ventilator w hen she was in her coma, even how she sought his checking account number so she could send him some money (he declined At the Notre Dame student union early Saturday, many people didnt even seem to notice the story about Teo playing out on television. Tony Stedge, a freshman from Seattle, said he supports Teo, but hed still like to hear from the star player. I think he should be able to do it in his own time, whenever he is comfortable, he said. Ts comments to ESPN though made it sound as if he is ready to put this all behind him and Tuiasosopo. I hope he learns, Teo said. I hope he understands what hes done. I dont wish an ill thing to somebody. I just hope he learns. I think embarrassment is big enough. Associated Press writer Tom Coyne in South Bend, Ind., contributed to this report. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013Page 3B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; jan. p/u ads; 00026372 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 1/6,13,20; 00026440 S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING If getting out more often is one of your new year resolutions then we have two suggestions for you take advantage of our (new for 2013 Kayaker program, and start right away. The Frequent Kayaker program is simple: Join us for five trips throughout the year and the sixth one is free. T o get you started right away, here are the trips we have scheduled for the rest of January. 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Mel Gross was 3-for-4 including a double and Tom Ashley and John Pena each had 3-for-4. VFW4300 toppled Buttonwood Bay with an 180 shutout. Their Cal Bready had four hits. Also, having four hits were Bob Fulcher and Bob Roth, who also had a double. Ron Lewis and Dennis Burkholtz each had three hits. For Buttonwood, the game was close and exciting until their opponents broke it open in the 7th and 8th innings. T he closest scoring game on Thursday was between the undefeated Royal Palms Bowling Center and Highlands Independent Bank with Royal Palms finishing in the lead. The PalmsKyle Saunders and Andy Timmemanis each had 3-for-4, including a double, and Mo Pier had 3-for-4. Charlie Quinn was the winning pitcher. Highlands Bank again had one home run off the bat of Don Cunningham who also had 3-for-4 to his credit. Gene Phillips was 2-for-4 with a triple, Jose Torres went 4-for-4 and Harold Baucom had 3-for-3. G oing 3-for-4 was Woody Woodward. Andrews Allstate Insurance was credited with a win over the Buttonwood Bay Rebels with a final 14-7 victory. Galo Gonzalez hit a double in his 3-for-3 times at bat. Mel Gross was 4-for-4. Four batters having 3-for-3 were Marvin Knutilla, Jerry Kuffman, John Pena and Rudy Pribble. Dick Ostrick rounded out the game with 3-for-4. The Buttonwood Bay Rebels came up on the short end of a 14-7 finish against the Andrews Allstate Insurance Team. Several of the Rebels had a hot bat as Jim Monroe and Tom Moose Morrissette were 3-for-4 at the plate. Aquartet having 2-for-3 were John Degnen, John Jeffery, Nelson Richardson and Rich Vancuren. T he combination of Jack Grasso, Tom Morrissette and Jim Monroe turned three double plays. The Silent Salesman played the first place undefeated VFW4300 team, hoping to end their winning streak. That didnt happen as the VFWplayers had other plans. They dominated the game from the start to breeze to an easy victory of 19-8. VFWs Bob Fulcher went 4-for-4, including a two-base hit. Cliff Skearns had a double in his two hits and Cal Bready had two doubles in going 3-for-3. Bob Roth and Doran Quigg each had three hits. The Salesman hit the ball well, but a couple VFWdouble plays cut short potential rallies. Don Day led the Salesman with a double and three sing les. Victor Rodriquez had 4for-4, scoring each time. Fred Moore kept up his hot hitting with a 4-for-4 game. The games are played each Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m., bleachers are furnished. The location of the Complex is behind the Train Depot in Sebring. Continued from 1B 7 0s seeing hit parades in high-scoring games defender blocked the ball. L ess than one minute later, Lang took a free kick on the Lake Placid goal as a result of a handball penalty. Lake Placids goalie, freshman Alfredo Alguira, was able to make the save w hen the shot headed straight for the center of the n et. With five minutes remaining in the first half, Lake Placid took an indirect kick that sailed just to the right of the Streaks goal. Despite close calls by both teams, the scoredr emained 0-0 going into the halftime break. At the 37-minute mark, Hunter Livingston of Sebring had a shot on goal that sailed just over the top bar of the goal. Directly after, Wilfreddy Moreno of Lake Placid had a shot on goal that was grabbed up by the Streak goalie, Ethan Smith. Filemon Chavez of Sebring took an indirect kick at the 32-minute mark that was stopped by the Dragons wall. Four minutes later, Lang of Sebring nearly headed the ball into Lake Placids net. Moreno kept on the attack and had a number of shots on goal in the second half. With 15 minutes remaining, a chip was taken out of the Dragons offensive when Moreno was taken o ut d ue to an injury. The back-and-forth cont inued between the teams for the remainder of the g ame, and the match was too even to provide a victor, o nce again. I think we played a very good game tonight, said Lake Placid head coach James Ashley. We had Sebring on their heels. Bowyer was also happy with the result, but has bittersweet feelings about seeing his seniors go. Theyre good kids, said Bowyer. I didnt pull them out at all, so we didnt see much subbing this game. For now, both teams paid tribute to their seniors this week and look toward their respective district tournaments early this week. I dont mind being the fifth seed, said Ashley. eve had a lot of injuries, and close games, 2-1 and 3-2 type games. The record could easily be reversed. Were a strong team. The Dragons face Mulberry at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Wauchula with Hardee hosting the District 10-2A Tournament, with Avon Park facing DeSoto in Tuesdays 8 p.m. match. Sebring, a second seed in the District 13-3Astandings, is also in action Tuesday night, in Lake Wales, facing the winner of Mondays Winter Haven, Tenoroc match, at 6 p.m. Continued from 1B Ties send off both Green Dragon, Blue Streak seniors Teo tells ESPN: Not involved in creating hoax
C M Y K CHICAGO Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday nights second part of Armstrongs interview with Oprah Winfrey. It wasnt over the $75 million in sponsorship deals that evaporated over the course of two days, or having to walk away from the Livestrong cancer charityh e founded and called his sixth child. It wasnt even about his lifetime ban from competition, though he said that was more than he deserved. It was another bit of collateral damage that Armstrong said he wasnt p repared to deal with. I saw my son defending me and saying, Thats not true. What youre saying about my dad is not true, Armstrong recalled. Thats when I knew I had to tell him. Armstrong was near tears at that point, referring to 13-year-old Luke, the oldest of his five children. He blinked, looked away f rom Winfrey and, with his lip trembling, struggled to compose himself. It came just past the midp oint of the hourlong program on Winfreys OWN n etwork. In the first part, broadc ast Thursday, the disgraced cycling champion a dmitted using performance-enhancing drugs when he won seven straight Tour de France titles. Critics said he hadnt been contrite enough in the first half of the interview, which was taped Monday in Austin, but Armstrong seemed to lose his composure when Winfrey zeroed in on the emotional drama involving his personal life. What did you say? Winfrey asked. I said, Listen, theres been a lot of questions about your dad. My career. Whether I doped or did not dope. Ive always denied that and Ive always been ruthless and defiant about that. You guys have seen that. Thats probably why you trusted me on it. Which makes it even sicker, Armstrong said. And, uh, I told Luke, I said, and here Armstrong paused for a long time to collect himself, I said, t defend me anymore. Dont. He said OK. He just said, Look, I love you. Youre my dad. This wont change that. Winfrey also drew Armstrong out on his exwife, Kristin, whom he claimed knew just enough about both the doping and lying to ask him to stop. He credited her with making him promise that his comeback in 2009 would be drug-free. She said to me, You can do it under one condition: That you never cross that line again, Armstrong recalled. The line of drugs? Winfrey asked. es. And I said, Youve got a deal, he replied. And I never would have betrayed that with her AU.S. Anti-Doping Agency report that exposed Armstrong as the leader of an elaborate doping scheme on his U.S. Postal Service c ycling team included witness statements from at least three former teammates who said Kristin Armstrong participated in or at least knew about doping on the teams and knew team code names for EPO kept in her refrigerator. Postal rider Jonathan Vaughters testified that she handed riders cortisone pills wrapped in foil. Armstrong said in the first part of the interview that he had stayed clean in the comeback, a claim that runs counter to the USADA report. And that wasnt the only portion of the interview likely to rile anti-doping officials. Winfrey asked Armstrong about a MinutesS ports interview in which USADAchief executive Travis Tygart said a representative of the cyclist had o ffered a donation that the agency turned down. Were you trying to pay o ff USADA? she asked. No, thats not true, he replied, repeating, That is not true. Winfrey asks the question three more times, in different forms. That is not true, he insisted. USADAspokeswoman Annie Skinner replied in a statement: We stand by the facts both in the reasoned decision and in the Minutesinterview Armstrong has talked with USADAofficials, anda meeting with Tygart near the Denver airport reportedly ended in an argument over the possibility of modifying the lifetime ban. Aperson familiar with those conversations said Armstrong could provide information that might get his ban reduced to eight years. By then, he would be 49. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing a confidential matter. After retiring from cycling in 2011, Armstrong returned to triathlons, where he began his professional career as a teenager, and he has told people hes desperate to get back. Winfrey asked if that was why he agreed to the interview. If youre asking me, do I want to compete again ... the answer is hell, yes, Armstrong said. Im a competitor. Its what Ive done my whole life. I love to train. I love to race. I love to toe the line and I dont expect it to happen. Yet just three questions later, a flash of the old Armstrong emerged. Frankly, he said, this may not be the most popular answer, but I think I deserve it. Maybe not right now ... (but back to that time and say, OK, youre trading my story for a six-month suspension?Because thats what people got. What other people got? Winfrey asked. What everybody got, he replied. Eleven former Armstrong teammates, including several who previously tested positive for PEDs, testified about the USPS teams doping scheme in exchange for more lenient punishments. Armstrong said in the first part of the interview that he knew his fate was sealed when his most trusted lieutenant, George Hincapie, who was alongside him for all seven Tour wins between 1999-2005, was forced to give Armstrong up to anti-doping authorities, So I got a death penalty and they got ... six months, Armstrong resumed. Im not saying that thats unfair, necessarily, but Im saying its different. Armstrong said the most humbling moment in the aftermath of the USADA report was leaving Livestrong lest his association damage the founda-t ions ability to raise money and continue its advocacy programs on behalf of cancer victims. O riginally called the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the cyclist crea ted it the year after he was diagnosed with a form of t esticular cancer that had spread to his brain and l ungs. Doctors gave him 50-50 odds of surviving. I wouldnt at all say forced out, told to leave, he said of Livestrong. I was aware of the pressure. But it hurt like hell. ... That was the lowest, Armstrong said. The lowest. Armstrongs personal fortune had sustained a big hit days earlier. One by one, his sponsors called to end their associations with him: Nike; Trek Bicycles; Giro, which manufactures cycling helmets and other accessories; Anheuser-Busch. That was a $75 million day, Armstrong said. That just went out of your life, Winfrey said. Gone. Gone? Winfrey repeated. Gone, he replied, and probably never coming back. So was there a moral to his story? I can look at what I did, he said. Cheating to win bike races, lying about it, bullying people. Of course, youre not supposed to do those things. Thats what we teach our children. Armstrong paused to compose himself before a final mea culpa. I just think it was about the ride and losing myself, getting caught up in that, and doing all those things along the way that enabled that, he said. The ultimate crime is, uh, is the betrayal of those people that supported me and believed in me. They got lied to. AP Sports Writer Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas, and National Writer Eddie Pells in Denver contributed to this report. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013w ww.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; jan. 2013 ads; 00026370 find their marks and recover. The contest remained scoreless through much of the first half until, with just 2:18 left to go before the break, a Bulldog corner kick found itsway into the midst of a scrum in front of the goal and sent into the net for the only score Frostproof would end up needing to capture the win. That Lake Placid youth, though, has been marked by itsnever-quit attitude and t endency to ramp it up when faced with a deficit. So the second half saw the intensity mount as the effort meter continued to rise. But the Lady Bulldogs would hold their ground and hang on for the district title. This means, in addition to holding the honor, they get a home contest Tuesday aginst District 9-2Arunner-up Clearwater Central Catholic. For the Dragons, whom head coach John Merlo saw reach relatively unexpected heights this season, a trip to the state playoffs is another pleasant surprise. Then again, they will have to hit the road Tuesday to face District 9-2Achampion St. Petersburgh Catholic, 1-0 winners over Clearwater. Knowing wed be in the playoffs against one of those teams, the girls asked me if they really had a chance, Merlo said. I told them it will be tough, but if we play our best we can play with them, keep it close and you never know what can happen. But however it goes, its been a great season and this is great experience for these girls to be getting. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE This individual battle personified the hard-fought district championship contest Friday night as Lady Dragon Samantha Phypers and Frostproofs Lizet Rojas-Aguilar fight to get to the ball they both have their eyes on. LP heads to St. Pete Tuesday JIMLITKE Associated Press Armstrong emotional when recalling talk with son Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com By MARK LONG A ssociated PressNew Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has turned to a former colleague for his first hire maybe his most important one. Bradley hired Miami Hurricanes offensive coordin ator Jedd Fisch to the same position Saturday, charging him with remodeling one of the leagues worst offenses. The Jaguars ranked 29th in the league in total offense this season, slightly better than their last-place finish in 2011. F isch spent the last two years as Miamis play-caller and quarterbacks coach, and his pro-style offense was consistently one of the most efficient in the country. The Hurricanes made significant progress in his second season. Jaguars hire UMs Fisch as offensive coordinator
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 5B D UMMY 2013; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; 1/20,23; 00026775 LEISURELIVING Special to the News-SunFORT MYERS Promising outdoor traveling adventure and family fun,theF ort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center this Jan. 24-27, according to Dan Wylie,p resident of Florida RV Trade Association-Region One. This years RV extravaganza promises to continue pro-v iding attendees the opportunity to see the latest and best camping products availablet o local RVers and lovers of the great outdoors offered by 17 RV dealers,Wylie says. Attendees can view hundreds of recreation vehicles o f all different types,sizes and prices. It also features 75 outdoor and camping supplyv endors,he says. or many years,the Fort M yers RV Show has been the top RV show in Florida and the Southeast simply because of the high quality products, outstanding displays andc ost-saving prices,Wylie explains. Im proud to say t his emphasis on quality has enabled the show to grow into the largest dealer showi n Florida and one of the largest RV shows in the S outheast. The 28th Annual Fort Myers RV Show features 17 d ealers from throughout Florida displaying a large selection of new 2013 recreation vehicles of all styles, brands and price ranges,i ncluding folding campers, gas and diesel motorhomes, travel trailers,toy haulers, fifth wheels,park models and van campers. B esides RVs,the show offers attendees the chance to browse 75 outdoor and campi ng vendors displaying equipment and accessories to help outfit RVers or provide infor-m ation on camping throughout the nation. Items include n ew braking systems,RV insurance,specialized camping equipment and high-tech engine enhancers for fuel efficiency. R ecent research conducted by Dr. Richard Curtin,RV i ndustry analyst and director of consumer surveys at the University of Michigan,r eveals 8.5 percent of U.S. households now own RVs,up f rom 8.0 percent in 2005. RV ownership rates have surged among adults 35-54 and 55 a nd over,according to Curtin. In the 35-54 demographic,RV ownership rose from 9.0 percent in 2005 to 11.2 percent today.Amongt hose 55 and older,ownership rates grew from 8.6 percent to 9.4 percent. And,with the economy stretching consumersbudg-e ts,RV travel remains an affordable option. PKFs spring 2011 Vacation Cost C omparison Study shows that RV trips remain the most affordable way for a familyt o travel because of the significant savings on air,hotel a nd restaurant costs,which continue to rise. The study showed that a family of four can save 27-59 percent on vacation costs by traveling ina n RV,depending on the thpe of trip taken and RV used. A t wo-person travel party (the typical empty-nest couple) would save 11-46 percent.W ith continuing high fuel prices,more than 80 percent o f RV owners say their RV vacations cost less than other forms of vacation. T o combat rising fuel prices,RV manufacturers have improved fuel economy through the use of plastic composite materials that haver educed the weight of many RVs by as much as 25 percent. Fuel prices would need to more than double from their current level to makeR Ving more expensive for a family of four than other forms of travel,the PKF s tudy showed. The lure of RVing is bearing fruit as the RecreationV ehicle Industry Association (RVIA),recently reported t hat year-to-date total shipments rose to 277,300 units in 2012,a nearly 10 percent gain over 2011. The expected gain of 4.5 percent for 2013s hipments would mark four consecutive years of RV mark et growth. or the majority of RV buyers,the interest on theirp urchase is tax deductible since it qualifies as a second h ome,Dan continues. Now is the time to buy since RV prices have never been lower, m aking the RV lifestyle surprisingly affordable. The 28th Annual Fort Myers RV Show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday,F riday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday,Jan. 27. Admission is $8 with children under 16 free. Parking is free.T hursdays tickets are discounted to $5 each. RV Show motors into Lee Civic Center MCT Photo The Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show is set for Jan. 24-27 at Lee Civic Center. By KIM COOK Associated PressAs the new year begins, bringing new colors into our homes can help refresha nd recalibrate our spirits. This spring,blues may be just the tonic we need. Many color marketing and manufacturing groupsh ave named some version of blue among their 2013 colors of the year. AzkoNobel likes indigo; Pantones top palette includes Monaco Blue,am ix of royal and navy; Color Marketing Group c hose mid-range blues. That means that lots of home retailers will bes inging the blues this spring,in a good way. B lues range from energetic to restful. They can call to mind the graduated blues of the sky or those of the oceans,rivers andl agoons. Blues play well with m ost colors,textures and room styles. Rustic woven elements b ring indigo home with a traditional,often global s ensibility. Canadian designer Windsor Shaw pairs indigo silk drapesw ith a jute rug,for example. Sleek lacquerware and silver accessories take blue i nto smart city-modern territory. B lue and white is a combination with lots of possibilities. Sara Peterson, HGTV Magazines editor in chief,says,e love softb lue-grays in master bedrooms,with white linens and dark wood furniture. Light blue is really pretty on painted kitchen cabinets with white countertops. In a kids room,cobalt blue isf un when paired with painted white furniture and bursts of bright accent colors,like fuchsia or lime green. R H Baby and Child has a reversible navy and natural braided wool rug,while Restoration Hardware offers Ben Soleimanish eathered navy pinstripe rug; both would be great bases for other navy touch-e s in a room. (www.rhbabyandchild.com ; www.rh.com ) C rate & Barrel and CB2 have some peppy peacockb lue pieces in the spring collections. The latters got the low-slung Avec sofa,s kinny John floor lamp,and the Yolo flat-weave rug in a f resh,fun peacock and white circle print. (www.crateandbarrel.com ) At C&B theres the little Willa wooden chair inp erky peacock,and the Kruger patio side table and s tool come in a deep ultramarine called Harbor Blue. (www.cb2.com ) T his spring,Targets Threshold collection feat ures an array of landscape blues,focusing on one in particular. As we traveled through Europe and Asia on our trend trips,teal started to become more prominent, says Julie Guggemos,vicep resident of product development. Targets spring collection includes an ikat print shower curtain,a floral door mata nd a ceramic lamp in teal. ( www.target.com ) R ight at Home: spring decors best blues
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Heartland Cultural Alliance is the designated Local Arts Agency for Highlands County and as such is authorized by state and county government to collect and distribute funding to local art and culture organizations. The State of Florida Department of Transportation returns $20 to HCA for each Florida State of the Arts specialty license plate sold in Highlands County. This money is distributed througha HCA granting program to local not-for-profit organizations for funding art and culture related projects. The HCA has awarded the following grants: Toby the Clown Foundation,Inc. $500 for the American Clown Schools classes and supplies; and The Childrens Museum $500 to supplement museum money to provide supplies for the Discovery Camp program planned for summer of 2013. For more information on the granting program contact Fred Leavitt,402-8238 or by email at info@heartlandcul turealliance.org To learn more about the Heartland Cultural Alliance visit www.heartlandcultur alalliance.org Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com S FCC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, earl turner (matinee CROSSWORDSOLUTION ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT C ourtesy photos T he work of Frank Hnat will be part of the Lake Placid Art Leagues Arts and Fine Crafts Show on Saturday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center. Courtesy photo Lake Wales artist Tom Freeman, specializing in Florida landscapes and animals, will participate in Saturdays Art and Fine Craft Show. Special to the News-SunS EBRING Nationally known artist Frank Hnat will have some of his work displayed at the Lake Placid Art Leagues 26th annual Art andF ine Craft Show at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center,4509 George Blvd. on Saturday. Hnat is a painter specializi ng in wild birds and wildlife done in pen and ink with pastels and watercolors. He hasw ork in the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History and has done work for theN ational Wildlife Federation. Other artists featured in S aturdays show will include nationally-known Lake Wales a rtist Tom Freeman,a painter specializing in Florida landscapes and animals,will be participating. He is also the painter of several Lake Placidm urals. Kelvin Hair,an artist with oil paintings of Florida scenes done in the Highwaymen tradition,isa lso participating in the Art and Fine Craft Show. Among a medley of fine c rafts at the show will be the work of contemporary wood artist John Henry.The beauti-f ul wood turned bowls and objects explore the natural b eauty of wood. They are a dialogue between an artist a nd the wood on the lathe a balancing act between precise control and the forms of chance,a collaboration of hand,machine,mind andm atter. Many other artists including photographer Elzbieta Weron,watercolor artist Nancy Flora Adams and tex-t ile artist Darlene Phypers. The hours of the event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.A dmission is free and door prizes donated by more than 50 vendors will be awardedt hroughout the day. Refreshments will also be a vailable. Hnat joins list of artists for Art and Fine Craft Show Need a Car, Truck or SUV? Shop Fast, Shop Affordable, Shop Local. Centralfloridawheels.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rev. Robert Walker will speak t o the Sebring Historical Society membership Saturday at their quarterly luncheon meeting. The event will be held at the Jack Stroup (Sebringvic Center on Lakeview Avenue at noon. Attendees are to bring a dish tos hare,and the cost is $2 each,to cover table service,beverage,and building rent. The public is invited to attend. Walker will be telling his familys story as part of the Journey Storiesprogram sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute,the Florida Humanities Council,and the Highlands County Art League. Walker is a graduate of E.O. Douglas High School in Sebring,with a Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee Institute and a masters degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. His professional career was primarily in guidance,counseling and teaching at the Lantana Youth Correctional facility,f rom which he retired in 1998. Walker is the author of the book,The Way Things Were,which is his personal account of growing up in a small southern town during the days of segregation. He has also writ-t en a sequel to this book that will be published in the near future. Charlie and Anna Belle Walker,Roberts parents,moved to Sebring from Millen,Ga. in 1940. They raised their three children here in Sebring,and all of them achieved college degrees and distinguished careers. In addition,the Walker grandchildren have also followed in their parentsfootsteps and have successful careers in the military,law,medicine and education. For further information,call 471-2522. Robert Walker, local author, to tell family Journey Story at Historical Society Heartland Cultural Alliance awards grants to local organizations
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING I nternationally-known Christian concert pianist J im Hendricks will be in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John UnitedM ethodist Church. A musically-gifted child, h e became a professional as a teenager.After high school he performed with l egends such as Dave Brubeck,Della Reese and many others. When touring with the Glen Miller orchestra,he realized it wast ime to follow Gods calling into Christian ministry. Hendricks has performed at more than 1,200 churches around the country,i ncluding three performances at the Crystal C athedral. He will offer arrangements of traditional and contemporary Christianm usic. People of all ages with diverse tastes in music a re sure to enjoy this program. St. John is at 3214 Grand P rix Drive (just behind Walmart). C all the church office at 382-1736 or check out his website Jim Hendricks m inistries. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 7B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 00026823 D UMMY 2013; 3.639"; 2"; Black; YMCA donate b oat; 00026826 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo I nternationally known Christian concert pianist Jim Hendricks will be in concert Saturday at St. John United M ethodist Church in Sebring. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFSC MOFAC) presents its third exhibition of the season,Sand and Sea,f rom Jan. 23-Feb. 28 at SFSC Highlands Campus,Avon Park. The Sand and Sea exhibition is a culmination of three artists working in varyingm ediums and art forms,while inspired by a shared theme s ea shells. Rick Crawford is known for his turned wood artwork of sea shells ands hell fragment;,John Bunker for his acrylic paintings of s ea shells and floral elements; and Terry Powell for sea shell jewelry,decorative pieces,and replicated tool artifacts. They will share ano pportunity to demonstrate the uses of a natural form in b oth science and art. Crawford sees the form of the sea shell in its completeo r fragmented state as a work of art. His pieces are created by turning wood,adding tex-t ure and color,and carving features into the wood surface. The forms are derived from found and reclaimed wood and molded into as culpture that keeps its organic shape and feel but resembles an entirely new natural form. The artist states,My current work embodies an exploration oft he tactile world around us, using strong textural elem ents of material reduction. Acrylic paint is the medium artist Bunker uses toi nterpret the sea shell in its natural form. The artwork g ives the viewer a perspective on a simple form they may have never noticed other than in passing. A former archeologist and a rtist,Powell exhibits the science element of the sea s hellsnatural form with his handmade items inspired by authentic artifacts he has dis-c overed through his research. Tools made with sea shells and other items were createdt o improve and aid in the lives of early peoples. Powell will also exhibit his re-creations of handmade ancient sea shell jewelry. T he MOFAC Sand and Sea exhibition will invoke thought and comparisons between beauty and science in forms that occur everywhere in nature. SFSCM OFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. W ednesday,Thursday,and Friday. Patrons of the Artist and Matinee series may viewt he exhibition one hour prior to performances,and group t ours are available by appointment. For more information about the museum, exhibitions,and workshops, or to request a museum tour,c ontact Mollie Doctrow, curator,SFSC MOFAC,at 7 84-7240,or visit the SFSC MOFAC website at www.mofac.org. SFSC MOFAC presents Sand and Sea Christian concert pianist performs Saturday at St. John UMC Associated PressJ OHANNESBURG South African singing sensation Lira says she will dedicate a Zulu love song to United States PresidentB arack Obama and his wife, Michelle,when she performs at Mondays inaugural ball in Washington,D.C. Lira says she is blown away by the invitation. She t old South African talk show host Redi Tlhabi her career has gone way beyond my wildest dreams ... Im extremely excited,it blowsm y mind. On Talk Show Radio 702 this week Lira promised to dedicate a song of her own composition called Ngiyazifelato Americas first couple. It talks about being so in love with ones partner and I think Michelle and Obamaa re such an inspiring couple, I just want to pay a tribute to that.Ngiyazifela is Zulu slang for being madly in love. By PAUL FOY A ssociated PressSALT LAKE CITY A federal judge hearda rguments on whether Utah can prohibit plural marriage but issued no immediate ruling in a lawsuit by the stars of ther eality show Sister Wives. Kody Brown and his four wives claim the law is unconstitutional. The family fled Utah for LasV egas last year under the threat of prosecution. T hey did not attend Thursdays hearing in Salt Lake City,leaving argu-m ents to a constitutional law professor. The Browns wanted to show people that a plural family is not a monstrosity,said Jonathan Turley of The GeorgeW ashington University. They dont commit coll ateral problems. Turley said the Browns only sin was opening theirf amily to the TLC hit series,which drew the a ttention of Utah authorities. The state is saying if y ou didnt do this TV show,you wouldnt have a problem,he said. South African Lira dedicating Zulu love song to Obamas Federal court hears Sister W ives lawsuit
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 20, 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.Parrish office/mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanishfax, 3855169;email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr.Anna V.Adam, 747 S.Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870;385-7300;fax, 3857310;email firstname.lastname@example.org .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday: 3:30 and 5 p.m.(vigilSunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m.(Spanish.m.(Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.(French Mass).Daily Mass:Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:15-7:45 a.m.first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday.Office Hours:8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.Monday-Friday. 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 Saturday, 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 e ast 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 our 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, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake P lacid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday 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 Chris t, 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 at 7 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 L istening to the sound of frogs singing in the evening may be one of the most comforting and soothing sounds in nature. Apparently,frogss ing for different reasons and in different ways. Some frogs have vocal pouches that are different sizes that stretch out and serve as ar esonating chamber. Others make noises without any such chamber or sac. Large frogs make low, deep sounds,which meanst hey call at a low frequency. While small frogs use high frequency by singing with high chirping noises. Green tree frogs (Hyla cinerea) are sometimesd ubbed rain frogsbecause they sing the loudest when t he weather is damp. From a distance the call of this frog sounds a bit like a cowbell,b ut when one gets closer to the frog it sounds more like q uick-quick-quick,ow-ooah. Green tree frogs are native to Florida. They are a small amphibian and are usuallya bout two and a half inches in length. They are generally s ome shade of green,ranging from lime green to yellowish-olive depending on l ight and temperature.They are marked with al ight colored line running from the jaw to theg roin and some have patches of white or gold ont heir skin. They are smooth skinned frogs with very large toe pads.The males are smaller than the females. These tiny green critters prefer lots of floating plantso n the water where they can seek a dry spot and hop from o ne surface to another in search for food. They are insectivores and enjoy am eal of flies,mosquitoes, crickets and most any bug t hat gets close enough to snatch up with their quick tongue. This amazing,tiny creature can actually jump up toe ight feet in a single leap. Since it is small in stature,it m ust be quick to escape those that would like to make a meal of it. It is able t o stick to smooth surfaces with its large toe pads and can climb up walls or glass with minimal effort. Another fascinating feat ure of this tiny frog is that it can use its front legs to help push food caught on their tongues into their mouths. Green tree frogs have l arge eyes to see and hunt in the dark. The iris of the eye is golden. Like most amphibians, this frog enjoys land andw ater,although this particular species is adapted for living in trees. The preferential habitats are wetlands such as swamps,marshes,grasslands and large trees near water.G reen tree frogs are most active at night and can be f ound in or near trees searching for prey. During the day,the frog usuallys leeps or rests on a nearby plant where it is camouf laged well and not visible to passing predators,which include Cuban tree frogs, snakes,birds and lizards. Most females breed only o nce a year with a clutch of about 400 eggs,which take f rom four to 14 days to hatch.Males use a distinct call to attract the females that is different from their other songs. Once the male has enticed a female,heg rasps on to her in an effort to fertilize the eggs. Males w ill mate with as many females as they can. These amazing creatures h ave the ability to change the color of their skin when n ecessary.They also produce chemicals that act as insect repellent. They get the water they need by absorbing it through their skin and theyh ave lungs,but they breathe through their skin as well. T hey also have some webbing on their feet to assist swimming. The fingers are one-third webbed and the toes are three-quarters webbed. They are alsoe quipped with long strong hind legs to help them leap a nd shorter front legs for gripping. Green tree frogs are one o f the species that are in danger from their exotic rela tives,the Cuban tree frogs. These invasive,larger frogs have found their way here from other areas of the world and certainly threatent he very existence of many species of native creatures. G reen tree frogs are one of the most beautiful,colorful frogs in Florida and are a treat to observe. They are an essential part of the food chain and are also vitale cosystem indicators due to their ability to absorb pollut ants and chemicals in their environment. Hopefully,they will continue to thrive inn ature and entertain future generations with their beaut iful songs. G reen tree frogs provide beautiful music as well as rain advisories N ews From T he Watershed Corine Burgess C orine Burgess is and Environmental 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. Courtesy photo Green tree frogs are native to Florida and have been dubbed rain frogs because they sing the loudest when the weather is damp.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor 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, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, interim lead pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m.Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.;Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: email@example.com, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; ContemporaryWorship, 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, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED 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: w ww.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t 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 nurs-e ry 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.Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP By STEVE KARNOWSKI A ssociated Press WriterMINNEAPOLIS Pauline Friedman Phillips,who under the name of Abigail Van Buren,wrote the long-running Dear Abbya dvice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world,has died. She was 94. Publicist Gene Willis of U niversal Uclick said Phillips died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. Phillipscolumn competed for decades with the advice column ofA nn Landers,written by her twin sister,Esther Friedman Lederer. Their relationship was stormy int heir early adult years,but later they regained the close relationship they had growing up in Sioux City,Iowa. T he two columns differed in style. Ann Landers responded to q uestioners with homey,detailed advice. Abbys replies were often flippant one-liners. P hillips admitted that her advice changed over the years. When she s tarted writing the column,she was reluctant to advocate divorce: I always thought that marriage should be forever,she explained. I found out through my readers that sometimes the best thing they can do is part. If a man or woman is ac onstant cheater,the situation can be intolerable. Especially if they have children. When kids see parents fighting,or even sniping at each other,I think it is terribly dam-a ging. She willingly expressed views that she realized would bring protests. In a 1998 interview she remarked:Whenever I say a kindw ord about gays,I hear from people,and some of them are damn mad. People throw Leviticus,D euteronomy and other parts of the Bible to me. It doesnt bother me. ve always been compassionatet oward gay people. If the letters sounded suicidal, s he took a personal approach:ll call them. I say,This is Abby. How are you feeling? You soundeda wfully low.And they say,oure calling me?After they start talking, y ou can suggest that they get professional help. A sked about Viagra,she replied:s wonderful. Men who cant per-f orm feel less than manly,and Viagra takes them right off the spot. A bout working mothers:I think its good to have a woman work if she wants to and doesnt leave her children unattended if she has a reliable person to care for them.K ids still need someone to watch them until they are mature enough to make responsible decisions. O ne trend Phillips adamantly opposed:children having sex as early as 12 years old. Kids grow up awfully fast these days,she said. You should try to h ave a good relationship with your kids,no matter what they do. The woman known to the world a s Ann Landers died in June 2002. Later that year,the family revealed t hat Phillips had been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. By then P hillipsdaughter,Jeanne Phillips, who had helped her mother with the Dear Abby column for years,was its sole author. Pauline Esther Friedman,known a s Popo,was born on Independence Day 1918 in Sioux City,Iowa,17 minutes after her identical twin, Esther Pauline (Eppie.Their father was a well-off owner of am ovie theater chain. Their mother took care of the home. Both were immigrants from Russia who had fled their native land in 1905 because of the persecution of Jews. My parents came with nothing. They all came with nothing, Phillips said in a 1986 AssociatedP ress interview. She recalled that her parents always remembered seeing the Statue of Liberty:sa mazing the impact the lady of the harbor had on them. They always h eld her dear,all their lives. The twins spent their growing-up years together. They dressed alike,t hey both played the violin,they wrote gossip columns for their high s chool and college newspapers. They attended Morningside College i n Sioux Falls. Two days before their 21st birthday,they had a double wedding. Pauline married Morton Phillips,a businessman, Esther married Jules Lederer,ab usiness executive and later founder of Budget Rent-a-Car. The twin lives diverged as they followed their husbands to different cities. The Phillipses lived in M inneapolis,Eau Claire,Wis.,and San Francisco,and had a son and daughter,Edward Jay and Jeanne. Esther lived in Chicago,had a daughter,Margo,and in 1955 shea pplied for and was given the job of writing the advice column. She adopted the existing columnsn ame,Ann Landers. Pauline,who had been working for philanthropies and theD emocratic Party,followed her sisters lead,though she insisted it w asnt the reason for her decision. She arranged for an interview with an editor of the San FranciscoC hronicle and presented sample columns,arguing that the papers l ovelorn column was boring. Dear Abby advice columnist dies at age 94 D ear Abby
C M Y K Anyone whos put a loved o ne to rest knows that death is not cheap. According to the National Funeral Directors Association,the average adult funeral cost$ 6,560 in 2009 (their most current data). That doesnt include such common addons as a cemetery plot,headstone,flowers,obituariesa nd limousine,which can add thousands to the bill. Because death is af requently avoided t opic, many people arenta rmed with i nformation about the many variables and costs involved in planninga funeral. Thus,just when s urvivors are grieving and most vulnerable,there b ombarded by decisions that must be made quickly,often without even knowing whatt heir loved one would have wanted. T he key message for the living is to decide on preferred funeral arrangementsa head of time and to convey those wishes to your family ideally in your will. A nother important lesson: Know your legal rights and w hat funeral-related goods and services cost so you or your survivors dont feel pressured into buying things you don't want or need. TheF ederal Trade Commission (FTCversees The Funeral Rule,which regulates how funeral providers must deal with consumers. Among its provisions: Upon request,funeral h omes must provide an itemized price list of all their g oods and services,whether you call (even anonymously) or visit in person. You have the right to choose among their offerings( with certain state-mandated exceptions) and are not required to purchase package deals containing unwanted items. P rior to purchasing a casket or outer burial container from a funeral home,they must share descriptions and prices before showing you stock on hand. Providers that offer cremations must make alternative c ontainers (besides caskets) available. Note:The Funeral Rule does not apply to third-party sellers such as casket andm onument dealers,or to cemeteries that lack an onsite funeral home. If your beliefs dont require following specific funeral protocols,here are a few ways to reduce costsw hile still honoring the deceased and their survivors: V eterans,immediate family members,members of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and certain civilians whovep rovided military-related service may be entitled to burial at a national cemetery with a grave marker. Burial is free,but families arer esponsible for funeral home expenses and transportation to the cemetery. A $255 lump-sum death benefit is available to surviving spouses or minor children of eligible workers who paid into Social Security. F or many,cremation is a viable,less expensive option to burial. If you plan to holda viewing first before the cremation,ask whether youc an rent an attractive casket for the ceremony. Some families prefer not to hold a public viewing. For them,"direct cremation" or "immediate burial" may make sense. Because theb ody is promptly cremated or interred,embalming and c osmetology services are not necessary,which saves hundreds of dollars. Also,with direct cremation you can opt for an unfinished wood cof-f in or heavy cardboard enclosure for the journey to the crematorium. You can purchase a casket or cremation urn from as ource other than your funeral home. The funeral home cannot assess handling fees or require you to be there to take delivery. The death of a loved one is always upsetting,but you may be able to ease your f amily's emotional and financial burdens by planning ahead. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs.T o follow Jason Alderman on T witter visit www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00026400 DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; TSIC ad Highlands; 00026825 BUSINESS Keeping funeral costs affordable M CT Photo T he average adult funeral cost in 2009 was $6,560. A key message for the living is to d ecide on preferred funeral arrangements ahead of time, and know what funeral-related g oods and services cost. Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunAVON PARK As part o f its Dental Hygienist student training,South Florida State Colleges Dental Hygiene program will offer teeth cleaning,X-rays,ands ealants to the public. The clinics give the students a variety of patients to treat,building a broader base for practicing in the future,said Dr. DeborahM illiken,SFSC dental education professor. The stud ent performs the procedure,then the instructor checks the work. Thep atient isnt completed until the job is perfect. S ervices offered during the clinics are adult teeth cleaning for $20-40,children living in Highlands County qualify for servicesa t no cost to the parent. The clinics are held at the Dental Education Building( the sixth entrance on the right along College Drive from Highway 27),SFSC Highlands Campus. The clinic is open Januaryt hrough April,9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Adults should plan to make an initial appointment for a 30-minute screening.T hey will fill out a medical and dental history form and h ave vital signs taken (blood pressure,pulse,temperature,and respiration).T he patient is assigned to a particular student,who will c all to schedule a second appointment. Children are seen immediately. To make an appointment, call 784-7020. SFSC Dental Hygiene Clinic open to county residents Special to the News-SunA VON PARK Yove got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your w ay. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine f easibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need,this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Starting Your Businessis a free seminar presented by the Small Business D evelopment Center at University of South Florida. The class will be held on W ednesday,Jan. 30 at South Florida State College C orporate and Continuing Education Room T24 from 12:30-3 p.m. The seminar will be presented by David Noel,certified businessa nalyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited,so call Noel at 784-7378 to reservea seat in the seminar or for further information. Starting Your Business class set
C M Y K By MATT SEDENSKY A ssociated PressWEST PALM BEACH A trove of memorabilia from Studio 54 is going up for bid in an auction that is resurrecting those long-ago nights at the iconic 1970s clubhouse with a legacy greater than its lifespan. Mementos kept by the late Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell,including paparazzi photographs,letters and artwork once belonging to the New York clubs A-list guests,are being auctioned off Saturday in West Palm Beach. The items give a fascinating glimpse of life at 54:photographer Fran Lebowitz shoulder-to-shoulder with pop artist Andy Warhol. A stone-faced Frank Sinatra staring off in the distance. Diana Ross,arms flailing on the dance floor. Robin Williams,Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jackson,Elton John, Cher and on and on and on. Rubells partner,Bill Hamilton,finally decided to part with the treasures,more than 23 years after Rubells death at the age of 45. The boxes of newspaper clippings,photographs and everything else had spent decades in their apartment on West 55th Street in Manhattan,where Hamilton still lives. Giving up the items was hard,said Hamilton,who was too young to ever enjoy Studio 54 himself. He decided to auction them,in part, because he got married last year and wanted to shed some of his possessions. But as he took a final look at the photos,he was reminded of Rubells generosity and how much fun he helped create. Rubell and Ian Shrager opened Studio 54 in 1977 and sold it in 1981. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 11B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 00026774 **HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BAN; 3.639"; 7 "; Black; main 1/20,23; 00026777 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency is hosting its first RetailA cademy Workshop at 5:15 p.m. Monday,Feb. 4 at the Sebring Civic Center. The Retail Academy is a series of workshopsd esigned for small retail businesses in the Downtown Sebring CRAD istrict. This series is presented by the Sebring CommunityR edevelopment Agency and the Small Business D evelopment Center for Downtown Sebring business owners,managers,v olunteers and employees. In this first workshop, a ttendees will learn how to provide exceptional customer service and merchandise business for sales success. W hy should Downtown Sebring businesses attend? G ood customer service is the lifeblood of any business; create a competitives ales advantage; create customer loyalty equals repeat c ustomers; location,location,location:display product for maximum sales; g ood product design,selection,pricing and packaging equals sales. The first workshop, Customer Service &M erchandising Class,will be held on Monday,Feb. 4 at the Sebring Civic Center from 5:15-8:15 p.m. Light refreshments served. Tor eserve a seat,call the CRA office at 471-5104 no later than Wednesday,Jan. 30. T he mission of the CRA is to bring about the economic revitalization of ane stablished target area. To create a re-investment envir onment that attracts private investors into the area. To promote improvementsw ithin the redevelopment area through renovation a nd restoration of buildings,as well as to encourage new construction. To acquire the funding necessary to make the infrastruc-t ure improvements necessary to attract investment d ollars and improve the assessed taxable value of district properties and toa ssist the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown M erchants in their efforts to market the downtown businesses. Sebring CRA hosts Retail A cademy Workshop for downtown businesses The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By NEIL SIMPSON S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING With preparations well under way for the2 013 Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit activities, time must be taken to say thanks to all of the local business people who help tom ake the Cancer Benefit events possible. As the snowbirds flock back to Central Florida,more pressure is put on local businesses to supporta variety of worthwhile cause s and Tanglewood is honored that so many are willing t o back our efforts. The local newspapers have been wonderful in printinga rticles. Thanks to the NewsSun,Highlands Today,and t he Heartland SunTimes for their ongoing support. We rely on major sponsors to make certain our events can be successful. Thanks toN ewsomEye for sponsoring our kick off concert in N ovember. On Feb. 5, Heartland National Bank will be partnering with us for our Lasagna Dinner for the seventh year. Bill Jarrett Ford will be offering the Drivef or the Cureon Feb. 6. Golf Fore a Cure at Pinecrest G.C. is being sponsored once again by Alan Jay Automotive Network andE dward Jones/Alan J. Holmes. The finale,on Feb. 19 will be co-sponsored by Drs. Thakkar & Patel, Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes,Hometown Americaa nd NewsomEye. As well,numerous merc hants contribute raffle prizes and the following have already agreed to sponsorh oles at our golf tournament: Alligator Pack & Ship,AK ill Pest Control,Central Florida Roofing,Cool's Automotive,Hayes Automotive,Palms of Sebring. F rom all of us at Tanglewood,thanks for helpi ng us to raise funds for cancer research. Businesses partner with Tanglewood for annual Residents Cancer Benefit D rs. Patel and Thakkar A lan Holmes D r. Newsom B ill Jarrett Ford H eartland National Bank Items from famed nightclub Studio 54 go to auction Courtesy photo Reviewing the roster of bilingual patients at Cornerstone Hospices Sparta Road office in Sebring, three members of the nonprofits Hispanic Care Team get ready to assist in their own language patients and families with difficulty in understanding theEnglish of oftentimes complex healthcare terminology. From left, Diana Perkins RN, resident of Sebring; Elizabeth Bryant, clinical liaison, resident of Lake Placid and Maria Serapio Rojas, certified nursing assistant, resident of Avon Park. Cornerstone Hospice has Hispanic Care Team
C M Y K Sept. 13Joann A. Bergkamp to M iachel L. Gannon,L30 Blk 123 Sun North Est. Sec. 9, $3,000. William DrewAdams to John Edward Corcoran Jr.,L 2A Blk Q Tomoka Heights Sec. III,$92,500. Bettina Brumwell to Kirk A. Sheldon,L5 PT L6 Blk 1 DeSoto City 2nd Sub,$ 43,000. Sebring Lake Development Group to Gaitrt Harden Thompson,L33/34 Blk 26 Sebring Lakes Unit 2A,$ 60,000. Billy M. Giles to Thomas M. Steele,L9/10 Blk 11H ighlands Park Est. Sec. R, $4,000. Beth Kariofyllis to F rancisco Gonzalez,L17 Blk 3 Country Club Sebring P hase 2 Sec. 6 Natures Walk, $322,500. Martha Lou Donaldson to A nthony J. Rosa,L2 Blk 44 DeSoto City 2nd Sub, $ 145,000. ALT Bank to Dan A. Fain, L21 Blk 52 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 15,$3,800.Sept. 14Johnny C. Amyzdalitsis to F ederal National Mortgage Assn.,L31 Kingswood M anor Tract A,$85,300. John J. Moore Sr. to Susan E. Weber,Unit 6 Pines ofL ake Huntley,$40,000. Juan Oscar Gonzalez to James L. Baker,L20 Blk 16 S ebring Hills S.,$2,900. Juan Oscar Gonzalez to J ames L. Baker,L22 Blk 15 Sebring Hills S.,$2,900. Emily D. Morris to John V. Sawyer,L9 Blk 260 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 20,$74,000. C arl Duncan Thomas to Robert L. Brown,PT L7A Blk J Tomoka Heights Sec. 5/Others,$124,500. Gene C. Newsome to Adesh Budhraj,L97809782/9802-9804 Avon ParkL akes Sub Unit 30,$70,300. Patricia L. Stanley to R obert M. Eads,L9 Blk 4 Venetian Village Rev., $86,000. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Victor E. Elliott,L 37 Blk 38 Placid Lake Sec. 4,$12,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Dennis A. Hickey,L21 Blk 44 PlacidL akes Sec. 5,$12,900. Lake Placid Land Development Corp. Inc. to Denzil R. Davis,L13 Blk 45 Placid Lakes Sec. 5,$9,900. Avon Park Est. Corp. to Dalmar L. Hooper,PT L8 Blk 51 Avon Park Est. Unit II,$21,900. Donald B. Soldini to Akshai Mansingh,L56 Blk 75 PT Placid Lakes Sec. 7 Resub,$29,900. Donald B. Soldini to Heriberto Cruz-Vargas,L69 Blk 37 Placid Lakes Sec. 5, $12,000. Leisure Lakes Development Inc. to Sunita Ganpat,L13 Blk 60 Leisure Lakes Sec. 16,$17,200. John D. Gwynn to William E. Tatgenhorst,Unit 3-A Building 3 Lake Park Village Condo Phase II,$102,000. Scott L. Fettinger to Douglas Smith,L10/25 PT L11/24 Blk 118 Lakewood Terraces,$97,900. Helen M. Welter to Thomas S. Crutchfield,PT Sec. 11-36-28/Other, $128,000. Helen M. Welter to T homas S. Crutchfield,PT Sec. 11-3628/Other/Easements, $70,000. William R. Celentano to J essica Garcia,L12 PT L13 Blk 187 Woodlawn Terrace, $39,500. Lynn D. White to Connie Fowler,L5 Tomoka HeightsS ec. VIII,$230,000. Adam Martin to David E. Shanklin,L13 Blk 14 Sebring Ridge Sec. G,$122,200. Harvey Gammage to K athryn Johnston,Parcel 75 Highlands Homes Sub, $25,000.Sept. 17J ose Delgado to Thi Van Huong,L9 Blk 6 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9,$ 72,000. Pamela C. Howey to C ynthia L. Parker,L23 Valencia Acres Sub Unit II, $20,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Kim Sunhee,L2 Blk2 51 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13,$94,900. J oseph C. Bruns III to Lost Ball Investments,PT L15/16 Blk 207 Altamont Place Add,$ 6,000. Helen Schwandt to Jeffrey T Person,L1/2 Cavender Villas,$11,000. Bert A. Washburn to David G Knighton,L10 PT L9 Blk 263 Lake Sebring Sub, $40,000. M ark W. Smith to Roy J. Hall,L35 Blk 1 Buttonwood B ay Phase I,$80,000. Cecilia Hernandez to Don J. DeVaughn,L22 Blk 6 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $39,000. H ighlands Ridge Holdings to John L. Walker,Unit 25 Villages of Highlands Ridge Phase VIII,$220,000.Sept. 18M arie P. Cumby to Robert L. Payne,PT Sec. 20-34-28, $45,000. Wells Fargo Bank to David J. Oxford,L1/9 Blk 2 LucasL ake Est. Sub,$19,000. Green Tree Servicing to Lorenzo Michael Felton, L37/38 Blk 21 Placid Lakes Sec. 2,$35,700. T D Bank to Jonathan Harrison,L15 Blk 135 Leisure Lakes Sec. 6, $61,000. Daniel A. Tilleman to Lakewood Chapel,L207 Fairmount Mobile Est., $24,000. Kathy Lauger to Vishwanauth Tilack,L26/28 Blk 28 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2,$52,800. John Bissett to Greg Nason,L5/6 Blk K Spring Lake Village VIII,$182,000. M.E. Gose Inc. to Jorge Juver,L12/13 Blk 93 Lakewood Terraces, $133,900. Suntrust Bank to John B. Cooke,L10816-10820 Avon Park Lakes Unit 33,$1,000.Sept. 19Helen M. Welter to Thomas S. Crutchfield,PT Sec. 11-36-28/Easement, $40,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Michael Charles Griffin,L78 Istokpoga Shores Unit 5, $38,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Richard Picard,PT L4 Blk 12 Towno f Avon Park,$34,900. Raymond Dale Smith to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.,L22 Eiland Est.,$185,000. D eutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Carl Andersen, L23 Blk 269 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13,$59,100. Timothy A. Garant to L arry Bowman,L15 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. E,$70,000. Dana L. Hillis to Joey M. Hammett,L19 Blk D Lake Placid Camp Florida ResortR eplat,$33,500. Midflorida Credit Union to Frank A. Celentano,L26 PTL 27 Blk 55 Lakewood Terraces,$34,000. MTGLQ Investors LP to C had Anderson,L20 Blk 20 Sun'N Lake Est. Unit 2, $ 38,000. Tauchens Triangle T Ranch to John R. Tauchen,P T Sec. 35-35-29,$21,000.Sept. 20William H. Elfers to Brian W eston,L7B Hidden Creek Villas,$50,000. J effrey E. Futch to H. Earl Crutchfield,L6 Edgewater Point Sub,$600,000. J olene P. Bohanon to Mi Tierra Ranch,PT Sec. 30-393 0/Others,$671,300. Helen M. Welter to Helen M. Welter,PT Sec. 2-36-2 8/Easement,$65,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Pamela F. Josey,L22 Blk 63 S un'N Lakes Est. Sebring, $88,500. H SBC Bank USA to Olga Garcia,L15 Blk 107 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 8, $65,100. Deutsche Bank National T rust Co. to Charles L. McKibben,L4439-4441 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $45,500. JDG Properties to Steve O. Caldwell,L11/12 Blk 127 Placid Lakes Sec. 10,$ 52,500. Gerald H. Sherod to Verl V. M onnin,L42 Blk E Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort, $87,500. Marquis Dion Woodcock to Stephen Dumser,L7 Blk 7O range Blossom Est. Unit 9, $113,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sandra L. Pelski,L6 Blk 147 LakeW ood Terraces,$39,800.Sept. 21Garrett Bisogo to James E. Cummins Jr.,L8 Highlands Sunshine Ranches Unrec/Easement,$123,800. William W. Rankhorn to Janice Kreulen,Unit 16-A Bluffs of Sebring Condo Phase XI,$120,000. Michael M. Payne to Eric T. Zwayer,PT Sec. 20-3428/Easement,$35,000. Douglas B. Eldredge to Larry McElroy,L40 Sparta Circle,$67,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Miguel Martinez, L14 Blk 60 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5,$75,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Amanda G. Barber, L14 Blk 327A Leisure Lakes Sec. 9,$75,000. Terrence Turbyfill to Breakers Investment Group, L39 Blk 285 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 20,$164,000. Corey Pressley to Henrietta Harmon,L16 Blk 1 Oak ViewSub,$21,000.Sept. 24Mi Tierra Ranch to Kelvin M oreno,PT Parcel 3 In Sec. 29-39-30,$3,100. Benjamin Bierman to Harris E. Nitzke,L6 Blk 35 DeSoto City 2nd Sub,$ 80,000. Donna E. Borges to Federal National Mortgage Assn.,L7 Blk 34 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2,$ 101,400. Fannie Mae to Frank Ison, PT L6 Blk 217 Placid Lakes Sec. 20,$88,500. Gary L. Rapp to James E. Tompkins,L7 Moon RanchE st.,$40,000. DLRT to Kathleen L. D oherty,L4 PT L3 Blk 58 Original Town of Sebring, $162,000. H ugo Riano to Jorge J. Velazquez Munoz,L6401 L as Palmas Resort,$8,500.Sept. 25Robert L. Brown to David M. Womacks,L29/30 Blk 51 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $204,000. T aylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. to Heartland C onstruction Inc.,L1 Blk 187 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,$55,000. A tlas FL I SPE to Guy R. Hendricks III,PT Tract B O range Blossom Country Club Community Unit 14, $25,000. D eutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Ted O. Edgar, Tract 279 Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 2 Unrec,$35,900. Nicole Moreau to Daniel V oicu Bosca,L22 Blk 26 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $63,000. Joh L. Haugh Jr. to Raquel Eugenio,L21 PT L20 Blk BO range Heights Sub Parcel M/Other $69,000.Sept. 26Geraldine Allegra D onnelly to Besser Holding, PT Sec. 34-3928/Other/Easement, $1,331,400. Deutsche Bank National T rust Co. to April Johnson, L5 Blk M Lake Jackson Heights,$79,900. Joseph Mirabello Sr. to William C. Brauer,L16 Pinea nd Lake Sub,$134,000. Highlands Independent Bank to T.E. James Custom Homes Inc.,L2D Northwood Sub,$265,000.S ept. 27Ray Buford Sutton to R obert C. Little,L2 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. F, $ 135,000. David Castillo to Azelia c. Tuason,L68 Blk 275 Sun'NL ake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $90,000. J ames Williams to Kenneth James Benna,L7B Thunderbird Hill Village Sec. 1,$50,000. Frank L. Dencklau to Mark E Lay,L23 Blk 22 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4,$150,000. T homas Brennan Fraser to Clarence D. Lyons,L11 Blk 2 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9 ,$50,000. Highlands Independent B ank to Ronald D. Baker, L416 Golf Hammock Unit V, $197,000. R aymond W. Miller to Duncan M. Foster,L13 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. E, $ 86,000. John E. Entry IV to H oward Chad Pritchett,PT Sec. 12-38-30/Easements, $17,000. Linda G. Marlow to Judith E. Cayton,L264 SebringH ills,$65,000. Matthew W.Fessenden to Jonathan Joles,L16 Blk 16 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $81,000. Midflorida Credit Union to Michael Weaver,L3 Blk F Spring Lake Village VI,$ 140,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Michael Giannino,L18 PT L17 Blk 182 Woodlawn Terrace Sub,$ 35,000. Judith E. Cayton to Herbert L. Hill,L1387313875 Avon Park Lakes Unit 44,$100,000.Sept. 28E ugene Longo to Smoak Groves Inc.,PT Sec. 35-3629,$32,000. Beverly Jane DeLong to Cathy Ann Crews,L13/14 Blk 115 Lake View PlaceS ub,$25,000. Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Harbour Portfolio VII LP,L10 Blk 3 Lake Letta Est.,$13,900. J ames G. Smith to Carol L. Carter,Unit 314 Lake Damon S outh II,$52,500. Sylvia A. Edwards to Zoltan J. Szilagyi,L13 PT L14 Blk 116 Lakewood Terraces Sub,$40,000. B ert Thomas Reed to Bank of New York Mellon,L29 Blk A Meadowlake Sub, $587,600. Frank B. Duffy to Maureen E Savitsky,L57 Blk 744 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 1 5 R1,$225,000. Martha P. Morris to John C. Hunter,PT L1/2 Blk FH illside Lake Est.,$37,000. Richard J. Doud to Donald R. Dawson,L32 Country C lub of Sebring Phase 3 Sec. 2 Sterling Oaks,$246,000. J oseph E. McClelland to Shelley S. Johnston,PT Sec. 19-39-29,$9,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Hovis & Box,L8 Blk6 5 Town of Sebring 2nd Add, $148,000. Tim Blackman to Julian Deleon,PT L14 Blk 2 Town of Avon Park,$40,000. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 20, 2013www.newssun.com BIG GREEN LAWN MAINTENANCE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 00026437 HEARTLAND HORSES & HANDICAPPED; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; denim & diamonds p /u; 00026786 DEEDTRANSFERS
C M Y K Dear Abby: Im two months pregnant with my second child. Our first child is a boy. My problem is my mother. She loves her grandson dearly,but shes desperate for a granddaughter. Recently,the subject of names came up. Although we have already decided on a name if the child is a boy, we had not discussed girls names at length. When Mother asked me what the girls name would be,I said I had always liked Melody,and that if I had my way,that is what Id name a girl. My mother immediately started knitting an afghan with the name Melody on it. A week later,my husband said that while he didnt mind the name Melody,he thought we should decide ona name together. I tried to tell Mom that Melody might not be the name we choose. Her response was,ell,my granddaughter will always be Melody to me. Mom and I are very close, but she can be extremely stubborn. Whats the best way to tell her we have decided on another name? Whats in a Name in Canada Dear Whats: Tell her in plain English,and do it before the afghan has to be unraveled and redone. If she insists on completing the blanket with the wrong name, accept it graciously and quietly donate it to charity. Dear Abby: I was a busy wife,mother and grandmother who had always been active and involved in my church and community. When my beloved husband died three years ago,everything changed. I became so consumed by grief,all my regular activities suddenly meant nothing to me. My children and grandchildren were busy with their own families and careers. I missed having someone to talk to and began feeling deeply lonely,even in a crowd. Then something remarkable happened:I learned I have an incurable cancer. I was so scared and worried,I couldnt eat or sleep. One of my sons took me to a worldfamous cancer center. Everyone I met there was loving and kind,and radiated positive feelings. Once again,I felt surrounded by love and it changed my outlook. I was able to return to my hometown for further treatment in a cancer center here, and I return to the larger center for follow-ups. Now I have the best of two worlds a world-famous cancer center a plane ride away,and the ability to sleep in my own bed at night. I also have people in two centers who treat me with love and respect. Community and church members are rallying around me to show their support. I feel blessed and content,and the best part is I am no longer afraid. Abby,what do you think about my change in attitude? Am I in denial or experiencing some new stage of grief?I dont want to have cancer. I dont want to leave everyone behind. But I am not afraid to die. Loving Every Day Without Fear Dear Loving: What you have experienced could be called an epiphany. In your case,it may be the simple, striking and illuminating discovery that once you felt again surrounded by love, respect and security,leaving this world and joining your husband in the next no longer held terror,but gave you peace. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two book-l ets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Metro News ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,patience and calm is the way out of a tricky situation. You alsom ay want to keep your opinions to yourself until everything gets settled, which shouldnt take long. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus,though you may be pinching pennies that doesnt mean you cannot make a purchase that will benefit the household. Make a budget so youlll earn how to spend wisely. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) You may need to subscribe to a new way of thinking,Gemini. The wayy ou have been doing things lately is not working out t oo well. Ask a family member for advice. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,it can be easy to get into a routine andt hen in a rut. Try switching up just one thing from your d aily tasks,and it could provide a breath of fresh air. L eo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,take advantage of the m any opportunities for you to meet new people and forge new friendships thisw eek. You may just meet someone who changes your life. V irgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,too much of a g ood thing can make it difficult to focus on other tasks and responsibilities. Make the effort to stay focused so you dont findy ourself falling behind. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you will likely find yourself in a domestic groove over the next few days. Use the time to get creative in the kitchen, straighten up the abode and do some decorating. S corpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,dont allow your emotions to get the best of you during a disagreement this week. Bes ure to gather all of the facts before you form an opinion. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius,this is the perfect week to cor-r ect any wrong impressions you might have made. Be o verly generous with all the people you meet. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 2 0) Capricorn,speak up if you don't like the way s omething is being done. Change cant happen if you dont voice your opinion, so overcome your reservations. A quarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,if you w ant to broaden your horizons you will haveto explore beyond your com-f ort zone. It may not always be comfortable,but it can b e adventurous. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,you have m any questions,but not enough answers are coming your way. Delve a little d eeper this week. F AMOUS BIRTHDAYS Jan. 20 Gary Barlow, singer,42; Jan. 21 Geena Davis,actress,57; Jan. 22 Steve Perry,singer,64; Jan.2 3 Doutzen Kroes,model, 28; Jan. 24 Neil Diamond, singer,72; Jan. 25 Patrick Willis,athlete,28; and Jan. 26 Ellen Degeneres,TV host,55. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 20, 2013Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 00026523 DIVERSIONS TU RNINGHE ADSBy JIM HYRES ACROSS 1OVER THE TOP, DESIGN-WISE 7 GOES LIKE THE W IND? 12 FAIRLY SHARED 19 LIKE MUCH SUMMERY FOOTWEAR 21 MAUVE RELATIVE 22 WILD THINGRAPPER 23 NAIL SALON SUPPLIES? 2 5 WAS HUMBLED 26 BUDS PROMISE 27 MIDSECTION 28 POPULAR SKIING DESTINATION 30 FORMER NBA C OACH BROWN 31 HOWEVER 32 EXAM FOR A JR. 34 COUCH-JUMPING AND YARD-RUNNING? 37 CUSTOMARILY 39 GETTING THE WRONG ORDER AND S UCH 40 TONGUE TWISTER? 45 68-ACROSS NEIGHBOR 46 ABSCAM AGCY. 49 DAWN-OF-MAMMALS EPOCH 5 0 WEDDING ACQUISITION 52 MULTITUDE 55 FAN SOUNDS 56 LINCOLN LOGS, E.G. 59 ONE AND ONLY 60 FORMER BUICK SEDAN 6 1 MEAN AMIN 62 FUNERAL LIGHTI NG? 6 4 GOOD GOLF ROUNDS? 66 ACTRESS WARD 68 WHERE MANHATTAN IS:ABBR. 70 ALLUVIUM 71 ITALIAN HOT SPOT 72 ENERGETIC G HOSTS? 7 5 OLIVER TWIST CRIMINAL 77 HOLDER AND R ENO:ABBR. 79 CERTAIN UKRAINIAN 80 THEYRE WORTH 1.0 82 SOCCER __ 83 CLASSIC NAME IN SHOES 84 ONES WITH MANY FEET 85 SNOOPY, FOR ONE 87 MIMOSA FAMILY T REE 8 9 ROAD COURSE CURVE 90 AIRPORT UNIFORM I NITIALS 92 TORCHES IN DRACULAS CRYPT? 9 5 ED OF MODERN FAMILY 98 BARBECUE FARE 99 SHARP DRESSER F EATURES? 104 __ BEACH, FLA. 105 RAIDERSGP. 1 08 WHEN DOUBLED, NORTHWEST WINE VALLEY 109 FOLLOW 110 TITLE FOR JACKSON OR KING: ABBR. 1 11 WEST SIDE STORSONG 113 SHORT OPERATIC S OLO 116 TALK SHOWS? 119 APARTMENT D WELLERS, TYPICALLY 120 ONE WAY TO READ 121 LONDON-BASED NEWS AGENCY 122 LIGHTHOUSE LENS INVENTOR 1 23 COZY SPOTS 1 24 MUSIC PRODUCE R ESTEFAN DOWN 1 SIDESTEPPED 2 LOADS 3 DO A GARDENERS C HORE 4 __ MANY WORDS 5 TRIES TO PUT OUT, AS A SMALL FIRE 6 DEAR 7 REPUTATION STAIN 8 WEE, IN A SMALL WAY 9 ONE STUCK IN A B AR? 10 ATTENDED 11 LONG DIVISION? 12 SCHOOL SUPPORT GP. 13 MALARKEY 14 LIKE SOME G ROUNDERS 1 5 GIVES A NEW NAME TO 16 STORY 17 DOUGHNUTS HAPED 18 ENTR__:PLAY INTERVALS2 0 DICK FRANCIS HAS F OUR OF THEM 24 PROVIDE, AS MONEY2 9 MULE TRAIN SINGER 33 FIREARM FEATURE 34 QUICK LOOKS3 5 COMPUTER PROGRAM SUFFIX 36 DOLLARS :CENTS ::__ :KOPECKS 3 7 COPIES 38 __ MIZ 40 ACTRESS GARR 4 1 IMPROMPTU PICN IC LOCALES 4 2 GO-GETTERS 43 CONFINE, WITH 44 LUAU DANCES 4 6 EPONYMOUS ITALIAN MATHEMATICIAN 47 REVITALIZED 48 ANOTHER NAME FOR SAINT AGNES 51 FINISHING TOUCH OF A SORT 53 GERMAN INDUST RIAL CITY 54 AMBLE, E.G. 57 PEST CONTROL NAME IN A RED DIAMOND 58 OENOPHILES CONCERN 60 FIRE 62 NO LONGER IN 63 NOT NICE AT ALL 6 5 PAN OR ROAST 67 MINUS 6 9 LIEU 7 2 AFFECTIONATE V ALEDICTION 73 KINDERGARTEN C RAFTSMAN 7 4 LILY THATS UTAHS STATE FLOWER 76 DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE 78 TROUBLE SPOT 81 RESPONDS TO A YELLOW 83 DOJO ACCESSORIES 85 THE JUNGLE BOOKBEAR 8 6 BRIT.RECORD LABEL 8 8 ELEMENT IN STAINLESS STEEL 9 1 TASTE 93 TOOL BOX ITEM 94 THE NERVE!9 5 SMALL HOOTERS 96 TIDY 9 7 LIKE SOME OF THE SAHARA 99 SLEEPY, E.G.1 00 LESS DONE 101 DRESS STYLE 102 HALL OF FAME FOOTBALL COACH EARLE GREASY__ 103 RED-LINED ITEMS, PERHAPS1 05 THE LITTLE MERMAID 106 FLOWER-SHAPED PASTA1 07 CHILDISH COMEBACK 110 MALBEC AND MERLOT 1 12 __ SPUMANTI 114 ONE PAST DUE? 115 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS?:ABBR.1 17 KING IN A STEVE MARTIN SONG 118 SUCCESS SIGN Solution on page 6B Winds howled, r ain slashed,windows rattled. It seemed we could hear nails being pulled out of thes hingles on the roof. Wehunkered down in our safeplace to ride it out several years ago. It was unlike anything we had ever experienced. Yet,it was nothing compared to super storm Sandy that ripped through the Northeast with no regard to humble abode or majestic mansion. The residents and first responders were left to pick up after what looked liked war-torn remnants ofa war; this being a war between three storms. Amidst the rubble of their lives,emotions ran rampant. Fear,anger,hopelessness and despair fought for residence in hearts and minds too stunned to believe this had happened to them. And yet,words of gratitude fell from trembling lips; thankfulness to God that they and their loved ones were spared; and that where there is life,there is hope. We can never fully imagine what such loss feels like unless weve experienced it personally; the despair,hopelessness, not knowing where to turn or what to do next. But to dwell in that despair invites further ruin to ones emotions and spirit. Thats why Im so thankful for those who rush in from neighboring states to restore power, offer hope,a hand up and whatever is neede d. And,as I pray for those affected, I pray for organizations like Samaritans Pursew ho quickly responds to disasters that strike our nation. They go in with readiness,willingness and expertise to help people rebuild.But besides hammers and saws,power tools and other equipment, they bring another tool the Bible. With this tool, the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is given along with muscle,sweat and tears; and,that deeper healing of the heart is met. The outpouring of Gods love is felt as each one becomes quiet before God and hears his still small voice. In Isaiah 61:1; 2 & 3, NKJV we read, Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me To comfort all who mournto give them beauty for ashes the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.We read in verse 4 about rebuilding. And they shall rebuild the old ruins,they shall raise up the former desolations,and they shall repair the ruined cities. But in Psalm 127:1 were reminded,Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city,the watchman stays awake in vain. I trust they will rebuild with God. Selah Rebuilding with God Pause And Consider Jan Merop Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Scorpio should not cave in to emotions Horoscopes Stubborn grandma knits name she wants on babys afghan Dear Abby FINDThe Best Car Deals On Centralfloridawheels.com
C M Y K LIVING 14BNews-Sun Sunday, January 20, 2013W ith all of the excitement surrounding the 57th presidential inauguration,its easy to forget there h ave been many inaugurations before it. Over the years,the event has become highly formalized, w ith the days scheduled events taking on almost ritualistic significance. HARRY S.TRUMAN LIBRARY/NATIONAL ARCHIVES/MCTPresident-elect Dwight Eisenhower,center left,and his wife,Mamie,leave a church in Washington,D.C.on the morning of his inauguration in 1953. Morning worship serviceO fficially begun in 1933 with Franklin Delano Roosevelts a ttendance of a church service at St. Johns Episcopal Church (Washington quietly visited a church before his first inauguration), nearly every president since has decided to participate in faiths ervices on the morning of the inauguration. While most presidents went to Protestant or other Christian churches,John F. Kennedy,the nations first Roman Catholic president,attended services at Holy Trinity Church. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/MCTPresident-elect Woodrow Wilson,left,and President William H.Taft share a laugh at the White House prior to Wilsons inauguration in 1913. Procession to the CapitolEvery president has had a form of procession to the swearingin ceremony,but the procedure we see today was established in 1 849 with Zachary Taylors inauguration ceremony.After being escorted to the White House by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies commonly referred to as the JCCIC the president-elect,vice-president-elect and their spouses are joined by the outgoing president and vice president to journey to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony. Most presidents have ridden to their inaugurations in a carriage or automobile. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson both walked to their ceremonies. In 1869,Andrew Johnson became the third outgoing president to not accompany his successor on the procession; Johnson was inside the White House until his term expired at noon,signing last-minute bills into law.CHUCK KENNEDY/POOL/MCTJoseph Biden,left,takes the oath of office as vice president at the U.S.Capitol in Washington,D.C.,in 2009. Vice presidents swearing-in ceremonyThe Constitution specifically requires the vice president and o ther elected officials to step forward to take an oath to defend the Constitution,but unlike the presidential oath,it does not specify the form that oath must take. Also unlike the presidential oath,a variety of public officials can and have administered the oath to the incoming vice president. The oath,dictated by Congress,is the same one repeated by senators,representatives and other government officers,and has been in use since 1884. Since 1981,the swearing-in ceremonies have been held at the west front terrace of the Capitol. ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/MCTPresident Bill Clinton delivers his address during his second inauguration at the U.S.Capitol in Washington, D.C.,in 1997. Presidents swearing-in ceremony and inaugural addressArticle II,Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution includes the oath of the office of president. The president is typically sworn in byt he chief justice of the Supreme Court in front of the Capitol, though this has frequently changed due to circumstance. The oath r eads: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States,and will to the best of my ability,preserve,protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And,of course,the presidents swearing-in ceremony is accompanied by the inaugural address,which is often the most anticipated portion of the inauguration. Though George Washingtons first address was lackluster,other addresses have set the tone for the presidency.William Henry Harrison gave his inaugural address the longest on record in bitterly cold and inclement weather, which was widely speculated to have caused his death a month later. TANNEN MAURY/POOL/MCTFormer President GeorgeW.Bush departs from the U.S. Capitol in a helicopter after the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. Departure of the outgoing presidentThe 1889 Handbook of Official and Social Etiquette and Public Ceremonies at Washingtondescribed the ceremony this way: His departure from the Capital is attended with no ceremony, other than the presence of the members of his late Cabinet and a few officials and personal friends. The President leaves the Capital as soon as practicable after the inauguration of his successor. But from the start the 1798 inauguration of John Adams, attended by Washington the public has always paid a great deal of attention to the outgoing president. In recent years,newly installed presidents have accompanied their predecessors to a helicopter waiting to see the former president and his spouse off. YURI GRIPAS/POOL/MCTPresident GeorgeW.Bush seats between Tricia Lott,wife of Sen.Trent Lott (R-Miss.st Lady Laura Bush at the 2005 Inaugural luncheon. Inaugural luncheonThis tradition started in 1897,when the Senate Committee on Arrangements gave a luncheon for President William McKinley. Other presidents played host in a similar manner in 1945, Roosevelt hosted more than 2,000 guests at the White House. Th e tradition did not begin in its current official form until 1953,when President Dwight Eisenhower and 50 other guests of the JCCIC ate creamed chicken,baked ham and potato puffs in the Old Senate Chamber. The JCCIC luncheon usually includes speeches, gifts from the JCCIC and toasts to the new administration.NATIONAL ARCHIVES/MCTRonald Reagan,left,and his wife,Nancy,wave to the crowd from the presidential limousine during the 1981 Inauguration Day parade. Inaugural paradeGoing back to the first,the parade is an Inauguration Day standby.When the JCCIC has concluded its luncheon,the president and vice president will journey down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House amid streamers,confetti and general celebration. While the first parades were informal affairs,James Madison was accompanied by cavalry during his 1809 inauguration,setting the tone for the future. Abraham Lincolns second inauguration in 1865 148 years before this years swearing-in of Barack Obama was the first time blacks were allowed to march in the parade.COREY LOWENSTEIN/RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER/MCTFirst Lady Michelle Obama,left,dances with President Barack Obama at the Presidents Home States Ball in 2009. Inaugural ballThough the practice began informally,with multiple balls following Washingtons first inauguration,the growing number of balls necessitated the construction of dedicated ballrooms in Judiciary Square. Eventually,the idea of a single ball that could accommodate thousands of guests was embraced by partygoers who wished to view the newly sworn-in president. The event wa s canceled for the first time in 1853,when Franklin Pierce wished to mourn the loss of his son. Sixty years later,WoodrowWilson firmly canceled the inaugural ball,and the practice of private pa rties sprang up when Warren G. Harding asked for a simple affair without pageantry to mark the occasion of his inauguration. In 1949,Harry Truman revived the practice of the ball,and Eisenhowers inauguration in 1953 necessitated a second ball du e to great demand for tickets. The number of balls reached a high of 14 during the second inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1997. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Jan.19: Just like in 2009, the Obama and Biden families as well as members of the presidents cabinet will dedicate their time to serving others as part of a National Day of Service to celebrate the legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.A youth concert will be held that evening at the Walter E.Washington Convention Center in Washington honoring the children and spouses of those serving in the armed forces. Jan.20: For the seventh time in U.S.history, Inauguration Day, mandated by the Constitution as January 20, falls on a Sunday.In keeping with previous Sunday Inauguration Days, President Obama and Vice President Biden will participate in a private swearing-in. Jan.21: A ceremonial public swearing-in will take place at the U.S.Capitol. After the ceremony, the president attends a luncheon organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCICy Hall in the U.S.Capitol. Following the luncheon, the inaugural parade will go along Pennsylvania Ave., from the steps of the Capitol building to the White House. In the evening the president attends official balls, which are planned by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Jan.22: The sworn-in president and vice president will participate in a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral.The service will be webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org.SOURCE:YALE LAW SCHOOLS AVALON PROJECT;INAUGURAL.SENATE.GOV, 2013PIC.ORG McClatchy-Tribune