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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comS EBRING Abigger and better Christmas celebration took over the Highlands County YMCAfor all those cheery enough to handle it. The annual Christmas at the Yevent was filled with fun and games Friday and Saturday night and left children smiling from ear to ear. Bowling, fishing, bounce houses and train rides were just a few of the activities that the young kids (and young at heart) enjoyed. Families lined up to have their photos taken with Santa and his helpful elf by Delany Photography. This is great we are having a great time, said Jonelle Brown. Shes never been to this before; shes enjoying it. We all are. Browns 4-year-old, Zoei, created u nique reindeer antlers at the arts and crafts station with the help of a couple YMCAstaff members. Many of the kids enjoying the festivities were first-timers to the Christmas at the Ycelebration. Nonetheless, they took it all in with family members and friends. The Berrones family made more Christmas crafts, while the Walkers watched their boys participate in a game of twister. The Christmas at the Yis one of the YMCAs biggest event fundraisers of the year. The family-orientated event is designed to celebrate the season in a safe atmosphere and spread Christian values to guests. NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 154 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 80 61C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Comfortable with clouds and sun F orecast Question: Do you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday? Next question: Should teachers be allowed to have guns at school? w ww.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries M arion Ackerson Age 89, of Avon Park Louise Perkins Age 87, of Sebring Roger Perkins Age 85, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 81.9% No 18.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 105 Arts & Entertainment3B Books7B Business1C Chalk Talk3B Classifieds3C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 0 0 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Many people know Nell Frewin-Hays inh er capacity as the public information officer and crime p revention specialist for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office or perhaps her workw ith the SALTgroup thats Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together. What many may not know is that she is an accomplishedg olfer so accomplished in fact, the Ladies Professional G olf Association has named her as one of three Teaching & Club Professionals to bei nducted into the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame. Among o ther things, FrewinH ays was the head professional at Placid LakesC ountry Club in Lake Placid for eight years. Pursuing a golf course management goal, she signed on with American Golf Corporation in 1987. At the time it wast he largest golf course management company in the n ation. She then was assigned to the south Florida market where she managedA GC courses for more than nine years. In 1997 FrewinHays returned to Highlands County and managed Golf Hammock Country Club until 2001. F or 14 years Frewin-Hays served in various officer p ositions in the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division, Frewin-Hays inducted to LPGA Hall of Fame Frewin-Hays By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Thursday night, seven intrepid Sun N Lake Elementary School fourth-grade students stood up in Brewsters Coffee House, approached the microphone in front of an audience and read aloud pieces they wrote themselves. The annual event was the brain child of Bruce Rogers, Brewsters owner and operator, and ScribesNight Out, an informal writers support group and sounding board that meets weekly at the coffee house. In 2011, they decided to reach out to the elementary schools and give young writers a venue to share what theyd written. The idea is to motivate and excite them. s an optimal activity said Millie Anderson, one of the organizers. To write and then get up and read in public. Its a very good start, she smiled. While there are common threads, you hear a wide range of topics. e chose fourth-graders because they face their FCAT writing test this year. You should see them all working in the classroom, Anderson said. They write and rewrite, all year It was an event to showcase student work. There was no judging or competition. e all have to do something with writing in our life, Anderson told the students and their gathered families. Express yourselves, it Student writers tell their stories News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Lea Holler (lefteading a piece about a birthday surprise party. She was one of seven fourthgrade students from Sun N Lake Elementary School to perform at Brewsters Coffee House Thursday night. Alexandra Collier, who wrote about the beach, sits on the couch. Shopping days left before C hristmas9 S ee FREWIN, page 5A See STUDENT, page 6A Associated Press/Staff reportsNEWTOWN, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching aroundt he world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, a 20-year-old described as brilliant but remote, was driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. I nvestigators were trying to learn more about Adam Lanza and quest ioned his older brother, who was not believed to have been involved in ther ampage at Sandy Hook Elementary. Police shed no light on the motive for the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. My heart breaks for the families of t he kids who loss their lives today said Sebrings Briana Agee, a stay-athome mother with two kids, on Friday. Such a sad day. I cant imagGunman forced his way into school News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR The Berrones family makes arts and crafts together Friday night as they enjoyed this years Christmas at the Y event. The Berrones kids made reindeer hats along with several other crafts during their time at the Y. Christmas at the Y Christmas at the Y a big hit News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Zoei Brown, 4, gets a little help sizing her reindeer antlers from YMCA staff member Sandy Stewart Friday night. MCT Win Heimer lends a shoulder to JoAnne Bauer during a candlelight vigil in Hartford, Conn. Bushnell Park on Friday to honor the students and teachers who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School. See SHOOTING, page 6A Dragons dominateL ady Dragons muzzle D eSoto Bulldogs SPORTS, 1DHoliday bonus?C ommission to discuss handing out c ash to county employees PAGE4 A
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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Bluegrass concert at Reflections todayAVON PARK Awardwinning family Bluegrass band Weaver Believer Survival Revival will perf orm at Reflections on Silver Lake at 6:30 p.m. t oday. Parents, Paul and Chris, c ombine with their children playing guitars, banjos, mandolin, fiddle, acoustic bass and stand-up bass, as well as singing tight family h armony. The group was named Bluegrass Band of the Year at the North American C ountry Music Association Awards Show in 2011. I ndividual members took home three songwriter a wards as well as two i nstrumentalist awards. Theres a lot of fun and humor in their stage show that blends various styles of music with their distinctive Bluegrass sound. The show is open to the public,a love offering will be taken.Promise Acres celebrates ChristmasAVON PARK Join Promise Acres Equine Rescue as it celebrates Christmas with its rescued h orses from 2-5 p.m. today a t 176 N. Riverdale. Meet t he rescued horses, enjoy t hey family game area and pony rides. The concession stand will offer hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda for sale. Admission is $5 per person (includes one pony ride for children). Additionalp ony rides and horse rides f or adults will be available a t an additional cost. P roceeds raised will go towards the feed and hay expenses of the rescues. Call 202-0307 for more information.SFSC TAG Holiday Open House is todayAVON PARK The South Florida State College TAG Art Gallery and Studio will hold its annualo pen house from 2-4 p.m. today. TAG is in the Jacaranda Hotel in downtown Avon Park. Meet the artists, look at t he original jewelry, paintings and prints and enjoy refreshments.Repairs bring road to a closeLAKE PLACID Due t o recent weather conditions, the Highlands County Road and BridgeD epartment will be closing Interlake Boulevard from t he intersection at North Pine Avenue to Main Street. The closing will be between the hours of 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.T uesday and Wednesday. Detours will be posted. F or further information, contact the Highlands County Road and BridgeD epartment at 402-6529. Placid Lakes gathers for dinner, meetingLAKE PLACID Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. will havei ts Christmas dinner and membership meeting from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Town Continued on page 7A H ave you been to The Circle to see the Carousel of Lights yet? Do yourself a favor and enjoy the areas largest display of Christmasl ights, open every day from 6-9 p.m. in Circle Park. Nightly visits and photos with Santa and childrens carnival games, a holiday puppet show and a computerized light show repeat during the nightly event. It is my understanding that Sebrings Christmas Carousel of Lights was conceived, is organized and produced by Jon Spiegel, and for years now, this magical experience is free for all to enjoy. Stop by, enjoy yourselves in beautiful Historic Downtown Sebring, take delight in Sebrings Carousel of Lights, and visit the merchants; they would truly appreciate your business. According to an economic analysis, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $45 goes back into the community and local tax base, and for every $100 spent at a non-local chain store, only $13 comes back to the local area. With that understanding, it makes sense to shop locally. Available now is the Buy Downtown Sebring discount card, its free and it saves you money, offering discounts at most of the merchants on and surrounding The Circle. You simply present the card to the merchant when making your purchase to benefit from the offer. The card can be picked up at both chamber locations 227 U.S. 27 North and 309 Circle Park Dive, at City Hall, or at participating downtown merchants. The holidays are upon us and Christmas cheer is in the air. It is the perfect time to enjoy our beautiful Historic Downtown Sebring, and to do your holiday shopping in the wonderful, spirit-filled atmosphere provided, to shop with holiday joy instead of stress. The entire downtown is a designated 1920s Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, and ideally suited for walking. On The Circle you will discover a diverse collection of places to browse, eat and shop. Youll also find a mix of boutiques, clothing stores, art galleries, gift shops, antiques and restaurants that run along the spoke streets as well. You might take a stroll down South Commerce to Galatis Family Style Restaurant for a delicious meal, or stop by Kathys Consignment Boutique featuring gently worn clothing and accessories set in a quaint cottage with many rooms of display. Kathy (Dougherty chased the old Rexall Drug store on the corner of South Commerce and Circle Park Drive, instead of moving to that location from where she is now (659 S. Commerce she will be renting the space out and we will have a new fun place to shop called Galleria 301. The 4,000-square-foot Galleria 301 (301 Circle Park Drive) will have a mix of antiques, funky furniture, Start the holidays in downtown area Centennial Notebook By Jen Brown B y JoLYNNE CROUT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Educators a t Park Elementary School are the epitome of a good example of cooperation while synergizing together to accomplish a goal, specifi-c ally creating a childrens book. Debra Thompson, assistant principal of Park Elementary, along with the help of several other stafff rom the school, recently published her first childrens b ook called The Crumb Snatchers. The story is a humorous tale about thea dventures of a 7-year-old girl named Penny, the y oungest of three sisters, and the little girls cat, Heidi. The girls dad, Mr. Lenske, knick-named them the crumb snatchers,, whichw as given to them for a list of mishaps that occur in the b ook. The book teaches children to tell the truth and makeg ood choices in things they choose to do in their lives. It is a true story of my life, Thompson said. Every event in the story was aboutt he trial and tribulations I had as a child. I learned I had to stand upto the t hings I had done wrong, by fixing the situation, and m aking it right in the end. I learned what forgiveness was, and learned from my mistakes. I was lucky I had an understanding family whol oved me, and turned the bad situation into a win-win situation. Thompson considered the Seven Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey, whenw riting the book. Park Elementary staff is also a leader in teaching children to be responsible for their choices, as does The Crumb Snatchers. As part of a Leader In Me school, staff and students practice using seven habits in daily life and academics at the school and ath ome. This initiative teaches staff and students to be p roactive, to begin with the ends in mind, put first things first, think win-win, syner-g ize, and seek first to understand, and then to be unders tood, which all leads to a more effective school atmosphere and positive life styles. Being a leader in the educ ation field, Dr. Brenda Longshore introduced the p rocess to Park Elementary three years ago by raising money in the communityw ith help of local businesses to implement the Leader In M e. It has had a huge effect on students taking responsibility for their learning, alll eading up to future community leaders. Even the teachers at Park h ave embraced the concept in their personal lives. S everal staff members assisted by being editors, illustrators, and proofreaders, working with Thompson and making suggestions in creat-i ng the book. Thompson enlisted Tammy Dennis, the schools librarian to illustrate the book. Dennis is a talentedp ainter, who under the direction of the principal, created many of the murals painted o n the wall of the school. It was challenging drawi ng from someone elses imagination, Dennis said. I had to tweak the drawings to fit what Mrs. Thompson had in mind. D ennis is presently working on the cover of a sequel to The Crumb Snatchers. Dennis first started drawing when she was 11 whens he entered an art contest and won. She has inspired many young artists at the s chool and is always available to illustrate childrens b ooks. Continued synergizing occurred when Marsha May, an educator at the school, helped to edit the book byr eading it to her niece. I Educators team to create childrens book The Crumb Snatchers Courtesy photo Debra Thompson, assistant principal of Park Elementary, along with the help of several other staff from the school, recently published her first childrens book called The Crumb Snatchers. S ee TEACHERS, page 7A See DOWNTOWN, page 5A B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comS EBRING The holiday season is in overdrive and the children are anxious for their special gifts. For a growing group of local kids, those gifts dont compare to the basic necessities they need that come graciously at the hands of some very giving local organizations. The Florida Sportsmen Association is gearing up for its annual Christmas Shopping Spree. For the 29th year, members of the FSAare giving underprivileged youth the opportunity to get some of the things they truly need. As always, our emphasis is on necessities such as underwear, shoes, socks, clothing and personal hygiene products, not toys, FSAPresident Robert Saffold said. Last years shopping spree gave 180 participants a merrier holiday. Each of the kids were given a $60 gift card to be used at the local K-Mart for their purchases. Though many of the participants bought things they truly needed, some of them took the initiative to give back to their close family members by purchasing things for their mother, father or a sibling. Saffold said that the number of applicants for the spree has increased this year. The FSAis facing a crucial issue as they prepare Help needed for FSA shopping spree See FSA, page 5A
C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com V ICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgM ITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com A DVERTISING www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 16, 2012Page 3A M any of you may not remember that the world is supposed to end on Friday. This claim is based on the Mayan calendar, whichs upposedly ends its last cycle on Dec. 21. Some l ooked at that and assumed the Mayans knew something we didnt andd eclared the end of the world. T his has spawned at least one bad movie (, which was so bad it was f unny) and a few people acting crazy. However, most scholars and scientists have assured people that nothing special is going toh appen, except the beginning of a new Mayan calendar. Some people have taken the end of the worldp rophecies with tongue firmly in cheek. Agroup of w riters called The Liars Club advertised a party in an ewsgroup Im a member of. Scheduled for Dec. 23, theyre calling it The World Didnt End So Youd Better Finish That NovelP arty. As they note in the invitation, you cant escape your deadlines that easily I think its a neat idea f or a party and wish I lived close to where it is taking place so I could go and congratulate the planners on their creativity. Alas, I will have to come up with some ideas of my own. In case I havent made it clear, Im not a big believer in this latest the world is coming to an end prediction. It is yet another in a long line of prophecies concerning the last chapter in our story. There will probably be another prediction made on Dec. 22. Do I believe the world will come to an end someday? Yes. Do I believe we can have any clue as to when its going to be? No way. While I admit that having a date to zero in on would help with planning my life, I realize that God has decided to keep the date of the end to Himself. Keeps us on our toes. But because some people have made such a big deal of the 21st, Im almost certain that the world wont end then, simply because He wont give the dooms ayers the satisfaction of getting it right. So theres a g ood chance the sun will rise on the 22nd, assuming God doesnt choose to enda ll speculation (and the world) sooner. W hat does this mean? It means that the stuff youre putting off, might as well g o ahead and get it done. Christmas shopping? Yup, time to brave those stores and join those lines. Paying your bills? The Apocalypsei snt coming to bail you out. Cleaning your house? Well OK, we can let it slide a little longer (says the queen of the dust bun-n ies). Im wondering if our e lected officials up in Washington are believingt hat the world is coming to an end and thats why theyre busy not solving the whole fiscal cliff business and getting the econo-m y back into shape. Someone needs to alert them to the fact that these problems arent going away on the 21st and that theyr eally need to get their act together (Though come to think of it, Democrats and Republicans actually working together for the good of the country might be seen as a sign that the end is near). On the other hand, the whole end of the world thing does serve to remind us that some day, things will end. Either the world will come to an end or well die and all the things weve put off will be left undone. So maybe in the waning days of 2012 its time to do what we have kept postponing. Make that phone call. Do that distasteful task. Take that chance. I might even evict a few dust bunnies. You never know. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. The world isnt ending, so ... Lauras Look L aura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. The more people who a re packing heat, the more likely that minor confrontations will turn deadly.Such killings are all the more likely in F lorida, which has issued more than 900,000 permits to carry concealed w eapons, far more than any other state. In 2005, Florida became the first state t o pass a Stand Your Ground law, which appears to have intensified the climate t hat has led to the nickname Gunshine State. Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature should revise or repeal the Stand Your Ground law, but that appears unlikely anytime soon. It is clear that the law is being misinterpreted on a grand scale. Carrying guns in public is encouraged by the rhetoric, the myths and the lunatic notions that are generated by the gun manufacturing industry, which profi ts when gun sales go up. S ome people carry a gun out of fear even though crime is the lowest it has been in decades. O thers buy and carry guns for many other reasons, seemingly with little regard for the potential consequences. Few should have been surprised at the e vents that unfolded when 45-year-old Michael Dunn, in town for his sons wedding, happened upon 17-year-old J ordan Russell Davis and some other youths who were playing loud music in an SUVat a Gate station on Southside Boulevard. Words were exchanged, the teenager w as slain in a hail of bullets and now Dunn is in jail charged with seconddegree murder and three counts of attempted murder. One obvious question, which a jury m ay get to consider, is whether Dunn a cted differently because he had his gun. M any of us are annoyed by loud music in vehicles, but most of us simply e ndure it and move on. Does it seem reasonable that a person armed with a gun might be more emboldened to approach the SUVand complain or make inflammatoryr emarks? And does the Stand Your Ground law further embolden some who carry guns? ... This comes soon after Lt. Gov. J ennifer Carroll released the draft report of the GovernorsTask Force on Citizen Safety and Protection, which was ordered by Scott in the wake of outcry over the Trayvon Martin killing by George Zimmerman in Sanford. ... T he two cases have in common that when people carry guns and get into gard en variety altercations, then all-toooften somebody dies, somebody goes to jail and lives are destroyed. ... L ives are being lost because of a bad law. An editorial from the Florida Times-Union i n Jacksonville. Stand Your Ground is costing lives Where is the real concern for the victims?Editor: The school shooting in Connecticut is an unbelievable tragedy. That a person would be so sick and evil as to target children is impossible to fathom. The victims and the community need the support and prayers of all of America. Unfortunately, minutes after this tragedy, some ghoulish people chose to stand over the bodies to push a political anti-gun agenda. Where is the concern for the victims and their families? I know these types of people lack sound reasoning ability because they blame objects for the actions of criminals. I didnt know they lacked heart until now. For them to push their irrational political gun control schemes minutes after a madman kills innocent children is unconscionable. Unless they are saying to the victims, how can I help? they need to shut up. D.B. Orr Avon Park Rehire decision is ridiculousEditor: I read the article in the Dec. 13, 2012 edition of the paper about the rehiring of Mr. (David board for the job he had quit a year ago. I had come to the conclusion that Ms. (Donna one on the board that showed some sense about this Solomon deal. Several questions crossed my mind. Why did Solomon quit Highlands in the first place? Was it more money at Lake County? Did he quit Lake County like he previously did Highlands or did they fire him? Was the job at Lake County more difficult than the Highlands job? Did he call Superintendent (Wally) Cox about getting his job back? Is his starting salary of $80,470 more than his previous salary at Highlands? Mr. Cox makes the statement that Solomon has seen the light and is going to return. In my estimation, Mr Cox is naive. Once an employee quits, as in this case, he or she will do the same thing in the future, if more money is involved. On top of all this, a manager has been running the department evidently to the satisfaction of the board. Now they bring in a director to be over the manager. This means we now have two salaries being paid for the same job. Next thing they will be asking for a raise in the school tax rate to cover this kind of ridiculousness. This board, sans Ms. Howerton, needs a course in how to win friends and influence people or maybe we need a new board and superintendent. Dick Ford SebringWhat happens to the billions?Editor: Why are both the Republicans and Democrats lying about Social Security? If I remember right, Social Security was started by President Roosevelt back in the 1930s, and it has never lost money. Half of its profits have gone to aid schools and the other half has gone into the governments general fund; this has amounted to hundreds of billion of dollars. Why do both parties want to privatize Social Security? Who would get the billions of dollars? Why do they want to reduce the pay out? And, why do they want to raise the retirement age? Florida has among the most older people of any state; they come here to live out their old age. I kept track for the month of October, from several newspapers, the age of the people that died, 85 percent died before they reached 62 years old. They paid into Social Security for 20-30-40 years and so did their employer. What happened to all of those billions of dollars? Joseph J. Oros Sebring BouquetHelp appreciated for ABATE Toy RunEditor: I meant to write this 10 days ago, but life and a bug I picked up that put me in the sick bed for a while got in the way. Please forgive me for not getting this out sooner. I ride with an organization known as ABATE, and we have a toy run the first Saturday in December, which was the 1st. We had a good turnout, and collected a lot of toys and gifts for the families we are sponsoring. The reason I am writing is to say thanks to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, the Sebring Police Department, and the Lake Placid Police Department for their outstanding service that day. We could not conduct this run with the efficiency and safety that has come to be expected without their help. Thank you very much, and may God bless you and keep you safe in the performance of your duties. At the risk of not being politically correct, (who me and a Happy New Year to you and your families, from all of us at Inerstate Chapter of ABATE of Florida. L.J. Overfield Sebring
C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com SWEETBAY-National Newspaper PS; 7.444"; 15"; Black plus three; process, sweetbay supermarkets; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 0 0 7 7 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING New Highlands County Supervisor of Elections-elect Penny Ogg will be celebrating her birthday today. She received an early presentfrom the votersin August when she won a resounding victory in the Republican primary, followed in November with another as shewon the general election. Ogg officially will take the place of retiring Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell with swearing-in ceremonies on Jan 8. Campbellsteps down after nearly four deacdes in working for the county and three terms as elections chief. There will be quite a bit of celebratingin and aroundthe Ogg household, inasmuch as this will be Oggs 40th birthday a natal anniversary she shares with sister Kathy. I am happy to say I am two years younger than she is,the new elections supervisorlaughed. Interestingly enough, the sisters retain the same last name they married brothers Brian and Brad Oggat a double ceremony meaning they also share a May 31wedding anniversary date. Finally, the two at one time shared the same house numbers both of their addresses begin with the same number 216. Thats the way it started out, Ogg said. Thats not true anymore. And thats the end of the actual sharing, with their children born at different dates and in different years. The sisters do, however, both attend Bethel Holiness Church and will be part of tonights Christmas program. Titled Two Nights Before Christmas, the play revolves around the toys in a store coming to life and learning the true meaning of the day. The stores janitor also learns a lesson as well. Penny Ogg will be the narrator while sister Kathy will play the piano. It will be a pretty busy day so we probably wont be having much of a party, Ogg said. But during the Christmas season, there will be plenty of time in the coming days. Ogg has more than one reason to celebrate today Ogg By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County Administrator JuneF isher wants to put a lump in at least some county workers stockings for Christmas, but it isnt coal. She will ask county commissioners at theirT uesday morning meeting to approve a one-time lump sum special pay for eligible workers. However, it is unclear w hether or not the practice will be a one-time occurrence or an annual affair, as Fisheri s asking the commission to amend the boards pay plan, Chapter II of the HighlandsC ounty Board of County Commissioners Personnel R ules and Regulations. The proposal would cost taxpayers just over $200,000. I f commissioners give the go-ahead, $141,892.33 of the m oney would be taken from the General Fund Reserve or rainy day money, as it has been called with some $60,660.97 coming fromo ther funds. The re-distribution of money would see a $400 payment to workers earning $35,000 annually, those earn-i ng between $35,000-$50,000 would get a $300 bonus, with a $200 check cut to those earning upwards of $50,000. In her memo, Fisher r eminded commissioner it had been the practice of the board to also fund constitutionalo fficers for any increase to employees, meaning the cash also would be given to work-e rs at the Sheriffs Office, the Supervisor of Elections, the C ounty Clerk of Courts staff and those employed by the Property Appraisersoffice. R esponding to a call for citizen input from C ommissioner Don Elwell, there seemed to be resistance to Fishers plan. Several of the respondents pointed out that although county workersh ad not received a raise in four years, there are many in the private sector, including nurses and doctors, who also had not received raises.M oreover, in the private sector there have been numerous layoffs throughout the county during that time. This years budget was constructed withn o currently held positions lost. During the struggle to bala nce the budget, commissioners cut aid to all outside organizations and took severalo ther stringent measures to get to the desired number. The c ommission also resisted a move by commissioners Ron Handley and Greg Harris tor aise the property tax level to meet the budget for the 20122 013 fiscal year. Board to consider bonuses for county workers News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Vanessa and Stephanie Cantu mull over their gift choices Friday night at the Avon Park Community Feast at the AP Community Center. 400 individuals and families were in attendance last night according to event coordinator and AP Public Safety Director Jason Lister. The annual event works closely with the Highlands County School District and the Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless (HCCH l ies. We work with them and they closely monitor and identify the children and parents who are most in need. Then we invite them here, Lister explained. The guests are provided with a free meal and desert; AP city staff along with local businesses including the Wild Turkey Tavern and many others contributed thousands of dollars in toys, games and gifts for the children. Lister stated that the third year of the event has been the biggest one yet, and that the City plans to continue it next year. Avon Park Community Feast News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Victor Marcos shares a smile with Santa before picking out his free gift Friday night during the annual Avon Park Fest at the AP Community Center.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 16, 2012Page 5A Musselman 3x21.5 color 00026027 f or Saturdays spree. This year, the number of a pplications submitted for this program has grown substantially, Saffold said. Consequently, we are facing the possibility of not beinga ble to assist every applicant. Now more than ever your help is needed to continue our efforts. Interested businesses, indiv iduals and organizations are able to sponsor one or more children for the Christmas Shopping Spree. The hope for the FSAis to give each child a $60 gift card; donations may be given in any i ncrements however. If there is someone who d oesnt want to give cash or that exact amount, they are more than welcome to just pick up a K-Mart gift card load it with whatever theyw ant and get the card to us. We will make sure it is given to the kids, Saffold said. Anyone interested in contributing donations to theF SAs Christmas Shopping Spree may send checks or money orders to Florida Sportsmens Association 608 Bowman Ave. Sebring, FL 33870. For questions or more information, contact Saffold a t 381-5166. The FSAChristmas S hopping Spree will be held at K-Mart at Lakeshore Mall Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11:00 a.m. Asecond event connected w ith the FSAwill be held on Christmas Eve. The Meet Santa event will be held at 820 Martin Luther King Jr. St. across from the church.B ikes are needed for the children, as the former contributor, the Avon Park Youth Academy, is unable to assist this year due to cutbacks. The event will start at 11 a.m. C ontinued from page 2A N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Evan, 6, and Grayson, 4, Sparks donate several canned goods to Wendy Turner (right m ember of the Sebring Noon Rotary and Salvation Army volunteer. The Sparks boys visited the Sebring Circle with their mother Gail (leftnoon to contribute to the annual R otary Circle of Cans drive. Each year the Rotary partners with the Salvation Army and collects donations of cans and cash that will be used for local families during the Christmas s eason. Im amazed at how many cans had been donated so far today, Turner said. including a two-year stint as national president. This is not her first honorarium. In 1982 she was voted National LPGAGolf Professional of the Year. Then, in 2000, she was tapped as one of the most influential people in the development of the LPGA during the past 50 years. In 2001, 2005 and 2006 she was voted the Peoples Choice Best Golf Professional by the NewsSun. In 2001, Frewin-Hays retired as a full-time golf professional, doing some independent teaching work but also getting involved with law enforcement by volunteering with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. It was a natural transition, having dealt with law enforcement agencies during her tenure as a troubleshooter, taking over and eliminating problems at different golf courses for American Golf. There might be theft or other illicit activities at some of the locations and I dealt with law enforcement on those, she said. I even hada shooting at one of the courses that I was working with and we had to deal with that. When she volunteered, Frewin-Hays already hada background in law enforcement. In 1993 she successfully completed the Broward County Citizens Police Academy. Over the course of the years, Frewin-Hays moved from a volunteer to a paid, part-time worker and finally went full time with the election of Susan Benton as Highlands County sheriff. Frewin-Hays now works with numerous programs, including the Neighborhood Watch program, which involves between 70-80 individual communities throughout the county. She has continued her law enforcement education. In 2004 shecompleted an Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice from South Florida Community College and attained the designation of Crime Prevention Practitioner in 2004. As to her election into the LPGAHall of Fame, FrewinHays said it came as somewhat of a surprise. I had been nominated but not selected twice before, soI was a bit shocked when they called and said I had been selected, she said. The LPGAT&CPHall of Fame was established in 2000 to recognize LPGA T&CPmembers who, through extraordinary dedication and outstanding achievement, have positioned themselves among the greatest women professionals in the game of golf. In addition to Frewin Hays, the LPGAwill induct Mary Dagraedt, a 45-year veteran of womens professional golf, is one of the LPGAs foremost teaching professionals and 30-year veteran Nancy Quarcelino, co-owner of the Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf isa member of both the LPGA and PGAof America. Continued from page 1A C ircle of Cans FSAseeks donations for spree Frewin-Hays inducted into HOF ladies clothing and jewelry, i tems that are stylish, smart, sophisticated and swanky, fine art and little treasures, e clectic, unique and hard to find items. Keep an ear out for the Grand Opening Celebration of Galleria 301 in January 2013. Thanks to Kathy for her continued efforts to help make our Downtown Sebring more and more exciting to visit, and for the vision to open up Galleria 301. Smart Money buys local w ith the Downtown Discount Card. Lets keep m ore dollars spent in our community. Remember, according to an economica nalysis, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned b usiness, $45 goes back into the community and local tax base, and for every $100 s pent at a non-local chain store, only $13 comes back to the local area. Please support our local merchants and help keep our city on the cir-c le going strong for the next 100 years. If you know of someone t hat deserves recognition for doing something in honor of o ur Centennial year, please let me know. Im available at (863J enBrown@email.com or www.facebook.com/Sebring C entennial. Thanks so much for reading these articles, and letting me know you h ave enjoyed them. Thanks to the News-Sun for allowing me the newspaper space to keep everyone informed throughout 2012. H ere we are, just a couple of Sundays left in the year, where did the time go? Continued from page 2A Downtown festive for holidays I had been nominated but not selected twice before, so I was a bit shocked when they called and said I had been selected.NELLFREWIN-HAYS Hall of Fame electee
C M Y K ine the heartache and pain they are feeling. Think I m ight look into home schooling my kids. Avon Park Youth Academy counselor Alfonso James was in disbelief about the shoot-i ng. I couldnt believe it when I saw it on the news. I thought What? How can someone walk into an ele-m entary school and do that? Not to those babies, those w ere babies. You dont take them. I dont have kids of myo wn but I have tons of nieces and nephews, and I work with kids. I cant understand this at all. I pray for Gods peace for the bereaved. I n tight-knit Newtown on Friday night, hundreds of people packed St. Rose of Lima Church and stood outside in a vigil for the 28 dead 20 children and six adults at the school, the gunmans mother at home, and the gunman himself, who committed suicide. People held hands, lit candles and sang Silent Night. These 20 children were just beautiful, beautiful children, Monsignor Robert Weiss said. These 20 children lit up this community better than all these Christmas lights we have. ... There are a lot brighter stars up there tonight because of these kids. Lanza is believed to have suffered from a personality disorder and lived with his mother, said a law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation. When asked what authorities had learned about why Lanza had gone on the rampage, state police Lt. Paul Vance said investigators had found very good evidence and hoped it would answer quest ions about Lanzas motives. Vance would not describe what they found. Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, drove to the school in her car with at leastt hree of her guns, and opened fire in two classrooms around 9 :30 a.m. Friday, law enforcement officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Acustodian ran through the halls, warning of a gunman, and someone switched on the intercom, perhaps saving many lives by letting them hear the chaos in the school office, a teacher said.T eachers locked their doors a nd ordered children to huddle in a corner, duck under their desks or hide in closets as shots reverberated through the building. The well-liked principal, Dawn Hochsprung was gunned down while lunging at the gunman as she tried to overtake him. Board of Education chairwoman Debbie Liedlien says administrators were coming out ofa meeting when the gunman forced his way into the school and ran toward him. Jeff Capeci is chairman of the towns Legislative Council. Asked whether Hochsprung is a hero, he says, From what we know, its hard to classify her as anything else. Maryann Jacob, a clerk in the school library, was in there with 18 fourth-graders when they heard a commotion and gunfire outside the room. She had the youngsters crawl into a storage room, and they locked the door and barricaded it with a file cabinet. There happened to be materials for coloring, so we set them up with paper and crayons. A fter what she guessed was about an hour, officers came to the door andk nocked, but those inside couldnt be sure it was the p olice. One of them slid his badge under the door, and they called and said, Its OK, its the police,shes aid. Alaw enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said investigators believe Lanza attended thes chool several years ago. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/2,16,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 9 9 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 6 6 0 0 SPOTYELLOW is important. In 2011, the students came from Cracker TrailE lementary. T his years participating Sun N Lake Elementary students were: Sarah Brock; Brooklyn S. Coke; Alexandra Collier; Les Holler; Francisco Marquez;I yana Massaline and Kyria W ickham. Sarah wrote about love in all its many aspects, from loving to shop to loving herp arents I talk to them every day. They help me with life problems. Alexandra wrote about t he beach and what she loves to do there. The sun is shining on my face, Is wim or float on the waves, fish, and look for things along beach, like crabs. Of course, theyre the kind ofc rabs that pinch your toes w hen you walk across a s and bar Alexandra enjoys the feeling of the fake worms and insects used for bait. They feel like Gummy Bears, she said. Lea Hollers story began with her down in the dumps. It was her birthday and her mother was making her clean her room. In fact, Leas uspected her mother had c ompletely forgotten her b irthday. J ust as she was ready to b urst into tears, she wrote, There was banging on the d oor. I think someones breaking into the house,I told my mother, Lea wrote. S he is happily surprised to find the noise at the door is a surprise party arriving Iyana Massaline, read a short story about a girl n amed Sophie who wanted a special nickname. She thought of Sophie the Daredevil. Now, how goodw ould that sound, Iyana wrote. Of course, to earn the name Sophie has to accept dares from her friends. Shes given a cup filled with a disgusting combination to drink that the kids had gathered things like chicken soup, chocolate pudding, lemonade and milk. It didnt look too good, Iyana wrote, but Sophie holds her nose and swallows the mess. At home, Iyana wrote, Sophie got sick to her s tomach. Do you think s h e will ever do that again? Kyria Wickham also w rote about her birthday, but this day was perfect f rom beginning to end. The sweet aroma of cake filled the house. The presents were piled up. It made me feel like the princess oft he world, Kyria wrote. Eating cake and opening p resents is the best part, but I love to play and have activities with my family,l ike tickle hide and seek. The cake was delicious, t he presents were wonderful, and the activities were exhausting, Kyria wrote.C ombined they made the perfect day. Two students read similar w orks they had begun in class, Anderson said, deali ng with babysitting a difficult younger brother. Franciscos story was called Babysit and Brooklyn called hers Little Brother Continued from page 1A B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Alumni, friends and family are wait-i ng in anticipation for the 2012 E.O. Douglass High School Reunion. The alumni foundation has been working hard throughout the year tob ring together a memorable and special reunion that will capture the essence of the former segregated school. The E.O. Douglass High School Reunion will kick off Friday, Dec. 21 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 23. Since its closing after integ ration in 1967, E.O. Douglass has become a pinnacle part of the Highlands County School Districts history. G raduate and former student Robert Saffold is one of the many hands putting together this years celebration and welcomes the many former students and alumni from his alma mater. This county will be invaded with former stu-d ents, teachers, employees and other school officials, said Saffold. The bi-annual reunion will be held this year at theC hateau lan Hotel at the Sebring International Raceway. The first event ceremony will be the unveiling of the E.O. Douglass monument, Saffold said. The monument has been constructed and designedu nder the watchful eye of many former students and current school board employees. It will be placed on the campus underneath the bigo ak tree that Saffold describes as the social spot where many students gathered for lunch, fun and socializing. Other activities include golfing tournaments, picnics, dance parties, church services and a reunion dinner. T he E.O. Douglass Reunion celebration souvenir book will help to capture the many memories and faces that have become a part ofH ighlands Countys rich history. e currently have 100 RSVPs for the reunion. We are sure there are going to be a lot more. Its going to be a great time and a wonderful reunion, said Saffold. Businesses and individuals i n the community may advertise and contribute their business to the booklet and all the alumni near and far. Donations and contributionsa re always accepted. For more information, contributions, schedules or reservations contact Saffold at 381-5166. E.O. Douglass reunion slated for next weekend Student writers share their stories with authors group Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Continued from page 1A M CT A woman talks to a state police officer outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Conn., following Fridays shootings. Shooting shocks nation
C M Y K read the book to her and she just loved it, as I edited it along the way. I felt honored when Mrs. Thompson asked me to be part of the project, May said. Susan Cook, bookkeeper, and Sharon Longshore, educator, also had a part in the book as proofreaders. Thompsons greatest critics came from a fourth-grade class that invited her into their class as a guest author. Thompson read her book to them, and related writing and reading focus skills from the book to the skills the students were learning in class. She also asked for feedback, which she considered in the first drafts of the book. The students were very excited to meet a real author and Thompson hopes she has inspired them to want to write pieces of their own. Thompson presently is in the publishing process of another genre that will include inspirational pieces and also poetry. For more information on a future book signing, go to authormixx.com. MARION ACKERSON M arion Ackerson, 89, of Avon Park, Fla. died Dec. 4, 2012 at The Oaks of Avon. She was born in Chicago, Ill., daughter of the lateH enry and Arel Metzdorf. She was a nurses aide and had worked in retail sales and was a waitress. She moved to Avon Park in 1987f rom Minneapolis, Minn. She is survived by her daughters, Toni Kopp of Avon Park and MariAnn Hiltz; sons, Stoney Nelsona nd Michael Malecha; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Lyndsey, Alexandra, Danielle, Ethan, Shane and Jennifer. Visitation will be at 5 p .m. with a service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 a t Morris Funeral Chapel. Morris Funeral Chapel morrisfuneralchapel.com. LOUISE PERKINS L ouise Lou Perkins passed away on Dec. 3, 2012 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 6,1 925 in Youngstown, Ohio to Pearl Darby and Charles C ollins. She was preceded ind eath by her mother and s tepfather, Pearl and Elmer B aanan; her former husband, Marcus Archbell; her n iece, Nanette Lobdell; and her sister, Dorothy. S he is survived by her daughters, Dustine of Sebring, Fla., Jean of North Carolina, Deborah of South Dakota; five grandchildrena nd several great-grandchildren; and her two best friends, Jean and Lucy. Lou and her daughter, Dustine, moved to Sebring from Southern California in t he 1990s and had previously resided at Buttonwood Bay. Lou enjoyed making porcelain dolls, growing flowers, playing the organ,h osting parties, and going shopping at Habitat for Humanity every Tuesday with her daughter. She wasa member of the Elks, A merican Legion, Am Vets, Moose and the Eagles. She will be greatly missed. Amemorial service will be held at a later date, andc ondolences may be sent to M. Furchak, 523 Von Maxcy Road, Sebring, FL33870. In lieu of flowers, Lou requested that everyone make a donation to the HighlandsC ounty Humane Society, 7321 Haywood Taylor B lvd., Sebring, Fla. LOUISE AND R OGER C. PERKINS Louise P erkins, 87, of Sebring, beloved wife of Roger C. Perkins, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012a t her home and was followed in death one week l ater by her husband, Roger, on Monday, December 10, 2012.Louise was born May 6, 1925, in Ohio; had been employed as a real estatea gent and is survived by three daughters.Roger was born March 23, 1927, in Passaic, New Jersey; was a Minister and had served int he United States Air Force during the latter part of World War II, retiring in 1975.He was a member of Unity of Sebring and is sur-v ived by four sons, Carl Perkins; Clifford Perkins; Richard Perkins and Bruce Perkins; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. M emorial donations may be made to Unity of S ebring, 10417 South Orange Blossom Blvd., Sebring, FL33875.C remation arrangements have been entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Christmas dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Important agenda items will include the following: Commission chair Jack Richie, Highlands County Board of Commissioners; C atfish Creek Dredging Project Tobler Park SeawallB ylaw Change; New Service Contracts Christmas Gifts. P ersons living in the Placid Lakes dubdivision a re welcome to attend. Only members who have paid their dues may vote. The agenda will be posted on the asssociations Web site at www.placidlakesonline.com. For more agenda informat ion, contact the office manager at 465-4888.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE C hapter 288 of Highlands C ounty will meet Tuesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 1 1 a.m., followed by a noon m eeting and speaker. The g uest speaker for December will be Dorothy Harris of Highlands Hammock State Park. NARFE members Jane L emley, Florida Federation Executive VPand Bob Lemley, Florida Federation District 5 VPwill also be in attendance for installationo f new officers. A ll current and retired federal employees (and spouses) are invited toa ttend. F or more information, call L.R. Corky Dabe, president, at 382-9447.Model Railroad Club meets TuesdaySEBRING All Sebring M odel Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. Members run model railroads on their HO Gauge modular layo ut. For more information, or updates on meeting locations, call Curtis Petersen at 382-6967. Sunny Serafino book signing set AVON PARK The Avon Park Public Library will host local author Sunny Serafino for a book signing at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Serafino is the author of 10 novels and a memoir. Her awardwinning books are Christian-themed stories about women facing difficulties in life, showcasing their courage in solving their problems. In 2011 the Florida Writers Association selected her novel, Finding Amy as Unpublished Book of the Year. Serafino has also taught creative writing courses at South Florida S tate College and is a member of the Avon Park Wordsmiths, the Heartland Cultural Alliance and several other local organizations. S erafinos books can be purchased at Amazon.com; copies are also available through the Highlands County Library System. Theb ook signing is free and open to the public. The Avon Park Public Library is at 100 N. Museum Ave. For more information, contactt he library at 452-3803 or visit the library's website at www.myhlc.org. R eflections plans New Years Eve danceA VON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake will host a New Year's Eved ance featuring Don and Allen on Monday, Dec. 31, f rom 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Take your own drinks and snacks. Ice, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors will be provided.C ost is $15 and tickets are now on sale to the public. T ickets will NOTbe sold at the door. For more information call 452-5037.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK T he American Legion Post 69 will host Karaoke by Naomi today. Karaoke b y Double D. on Wednesday. Music by F rankie E. on Friday. Call for times. Doo Wop dinner tickets are on sale now at the bar. For more information, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host KJ Karaoke today; call for time. Loyal Order of the Moose officers meet at 6:30p .m. Monday, followed by the House Committee at 7 p .m., Women of the Moose at 7 p.m., and a formal general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Karaoke by Firemen from 610 p.m. Wednesday. Musicb y Frank E. from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. Music by Larry Musgrave from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Moose Riders lunch on Saturday; call for detailsa nd time. Disco Night with Disco Frank from 6-10 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. VFWPost 3880 Post meets at 8 p.m. Thursday. Christmas dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday (must show current 3380 membership card to get free ticket). Breakfast served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. For details, call 699-5444. SEBRING Sebring Lodge No 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for an $8 donation. The m enu is chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The Rainbow Girls will have a bake sale at the barbecue.T he lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; take out orders are available. T he Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will have a birthday party today; call for time. Jam Band plays from 6-9 p.m. Music by BigF reddy on Wednesday; call for time. Music by Free 4orm Band from 6-10 p.m. Friday. KidsChristmas party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Music by LarryM usgrave from 6-10 p.m. Any questions, call 6553 920. The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 PomegranateA ve., will host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. M onday. Nickel Scrambles will be at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Mini-shuffleboard Tournament begins at 1:15 p.m. Friday. For morei nformation, call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1 529 Activity Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the diningr oom. Wacky Wednesday is from 5-6:30 p.m.; meal c osts $6.50. To dance only, costs $3. Music will be provided by Allen from 4:30-7 :30 p.m. Veterans dinner at 1 p.m. Thursday. Orientation at 6 p.m. PER m eeting at 6 p.m. Initiation at Lodge meeting at 7 p.m. C hristmas dinner from 56:30 p.m. Friday; cost is $13. Dance only, $3, to Uptown Country from 6:309:30 p.m. For more infor-m ation, call 471-3557. Achildren's Christmas Party will be held at the Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 on December 22 from Noon to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served and there willb e clowns, games and fun for all. Members and guests, s ign children up by Thursday. Sign up can be done at the lodge or by contacting a WOTM member. Call 655-3920 for morei nformation. AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a free Christmas dinner for all veterans (with proper ID2 -5 p.m. Saturday at the Post. The dinner will be ham, scalloped potatoes, applesause, peas, roll and dessert. 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C M Y K LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, December 16, 2012 Six families share the stories and traditions that help them remember,and celebrate,what the holidays are all about.M ore than 10 years ago,my father wrote a Christmas story about his oldest granddaughter, Meghan,then 5 years old,helping Grandma make the annual batch of gingerbread cookies. When the family gathered on Christmas Eve,with homemade stockings hung on the fireplace mantel above a roaring fire and a Wisconsin winter raging outside,Grandpa Stevie read the story aloud with Meghan sitting on his lap,all the younger grandchildren in their pajamas listening from the floor. His story was such a big hit that Grandpa Stevie has now composed 15 Christmas stories, each when a grandchild got to the 5-year mark. The stories,written on parchment paper,capture the unique personalities of the children each of whom claims to be their grandparentsfavorite. The Christmas Eve audience now includes 23 grandchildren,11 aunts and uncles,and my mother. The 5-year-olds,all dressed up for the occasion,cant wait for their turn to sit next to Grandpa on the Reading Couch. Id like to say that it is so quiet as he reads that you can hear a pin drop,but when you have 23 children anticipating Santas visit the next day,thats just not the case! The excitement and squirming,however, only add to the charm.Kristin Killian Appleton,Wis.Holiday stories from Grandpa Stevie My family has lived in Japan for more than 10 years. My husband is Japanese,and I am American,so we try to celebrate traditions from both cultures. Christmas,though,is a challenge,because it is not a special holiday in Japan. Some Japanese families share a Christmas Eve meal of roast chicken and a Japanese Christmas Cake (strawberry sponge cake),and children usually get one present. Young couples will sometimes go out on a date. Families do gather for Japanese New Year,but what I deeply missed was the lovely feeling of being with family on Christmas. That changed five years ago,when I hosted a potluck party at my house on Dec. 23, which is a public holiday here:the Emperors birthday. Three other international families organized the party with me. Representing five countries altogether,we shared special dishes,such as Australian roast beef and mince pie,and sang holiday songs. Eleven children,including my kids,Tsuyoshi,now age 15,Reina,13,and Marin,9, ate and played. We didnt exchange presents; instead we gave each other something better:a brighter holiday season we all could share.Louise George Kittaka Toyko,JapanAn international holiday spin Little Saint NickMy son,Alan,8,has a Santa costume he wears every December,everywhere we go:the grocery store,the pharmacy,the post office. He cheerily calls out Merry Christmas,and if people stop to talk to him,he asks if theve been good this year. We always take a special trip to a local nursing home so that Alan dressed as Santa,of course can give out the cards he makes for the residents. Many ask if they can give Santa a hug and a kiss. Its magical to see a persons worry and stress melt into a smile after being so happily greeted by my mini Santa Claus.Michele Baird Lehi,Utah Good-deed fundEach holiday season,every member of our family donates about $50 to the worthy cause of h is or her choice. We spend a few weeks researching and brains torming how best to spend our good-deed fund,then make our contributions. In past years,our 8-year-old daughter,Emmaline,contributed to Meals on Wheels because she learned at school about wants and needs,and she decided that f ood is a needfor everyone. She was shocked to find out many elderly people in our area are hungry. After researching Heifer International and exchanging seve ral e-mails with the staff,our son,Antonio,11,decided to use his $50 to send chicks to a poor family in Tanzania. He was glad to know that the chicks would grow up into chickens,then produce more chicks to enhance the well-being of the entire community. I gave my share to hospice in memory of my grandmother,and my husband,Gary,contributed to his favorite local jazz radio station. This tradition gives each of us a chance to make a difference during the holidays,and we all a ppreciate being able to help a v ariety of causes as a family. Wre looking forward to seeing what our next choices will be.Alissa Norton Morrison,Colo. Our family loves to take an annual holiday lights road trip, touring the displays in our town. A couple of days before we head out,we pick up a box or two of chocolates to give to the creators of our favorite display. On the trip,the discussion can get pretty lively,but when we finally make the decision,we leave a note for the occupants of the house that says, Thanks for a great light display. You have been chosen by the Bridgestocks as the best light display tonight.We attach the note to the chocolates and leave them at the door. Afterward,whenever we drive by the winning house,we think of our tradition and how it helps our family reconnect during a hectic time of year.Barbara Bridgestock Erie,Colo.Awarding the best holiday light displays Christmas a few years ago was a difficult one for us. My husband,Greg,lost his job on Dec.15,after seven years at his company. Knowing our finances would be tight,I thought Greg and I could help our kids,Miles,age 14,Sam,12, and Curtis,3,focus on what we could give to others, rather than on buying a lot of gifts for ourselves. So we all decided to be elvesfor the 12 days of Christmas and anonymously do nice things for 12 people who had touched our lives in some way. Sam,intent on being the first and best elf to spread good cheer, immediately sent a gift card for ice cream to a football teammate whose parents were going through a divorce,then made dog treats and cookies for the neighbors who use his dog-sitting service. Miles did good deeds for his coaches and for friends who needed a lift, and I dropped off cookies for a family who had just lost their mom to cancer. Over the 12 days,I saw my kids being more than elves. As they left gifts on doorsteps and porches,ringing the bell,then sprinting away through the snow,they were keeping the spirit of Santa alive for others.Betsy McCollum Dublin,OhioTurning hardship into holiday helpfulnessF rom Disney FamilyFun magazine | Illustrations by Marta Antelo/Disney FamilyFun magazine
C M Y K Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,you may need to take a leap of faith whens omeone close to you asks for your assistance. Act first and ask questions later. It will be worth it. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,there is bound to be a learning curve when you begin a new job or a new task. Do not be hard on yourself if it takes you a little longer. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,thoughtful reflection certainly may provide some of the answers you seek. But another way is to simply get out there and ask other people what they think. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,sad situations may come up,but you have a way of deflecting the situation and showcasing the bright side of things. You may find you are a person providing support this week. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,many opportunities to entertain family and friends are on the horizon. Honor all of your commitments and enjoy all of the festivities. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,while you aspire to have many friends,you just may find that there are only a few special people who hold the strings to your heart. It iso kay to keep them close. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,sit down and enjoy some peace and quiet. You may enjoy the break from the frenetic pace you have been keeping the last few months. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Ever an ideas person, Scorpio,now you have to put some follow-through into those plans. You can likely find a few friends to join you on your next adventure. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,things certainly go on when youre not around,but others may notice they just may not be as fun. You often lend joviality to anything you attend so spread your cheer. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,bide your time and you just may end the year on a bang. Dont be afraid to add other things to your last-minute wish list because your goals just may be met. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,you enjoy social situations but that doesnt mean you have to be the life of the party. Keep this in mind as you attend holiday gatherings. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,while others are thinking about what presentst hey want under the tree,you may be thinking of how to g ive back to others. Famous birthdaysDec. 16 Hallee Hirsh, actress,25; Dec. 17 Bill Pullman,actor,59; Dec. 18 Christina Aguilera,singer, 32; Dec. 19 Alyssa Milano actress,40; Dec. 20 Jonah Hill,actor,29; Dec. 21 Ray Romano,comic actor,55; Dec. 22 Diane Sawyer, news anchor,67. 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Solution on page 3B I ll always remember a before-cell phonesemergency telephonec all that came to our house about our youngest son. Unfortunately, because we werew orking outside in our yard,we didt hear the phone. Consequently,a teacher/mom took care ofo ur son and eventually reached us once we were inside. He had had a colli-s ion with one of his brothers in the gym and had hit his head on the concretew all. As panic threatened,she a ssured us he was recovering and would be fine. But as we sped to her house,o ur peace felt elusive because we hadnt been a vailable for our son in his time of need. Have you ever lost your sense of peace?Youre told to slow down,have some metime or simply get enough sleep and peace w ill return. But,do you know it doesnt have to be elusive and can be deepa nd abiding? Lets look at the letter Ain peace. It reminds me that peace is always available,always p resent through my relationship with Christ Jesus. We associate peace with the absence of conflict,an atmosphere of calm or lacko f distress. But it doesnt last.And with the threat of terrorism hanging over our heads every day,peace is even more elusive. But itd oesnt have to be. A s children of our God,we are never without his peace because he is always avail-a ble.Even when things seem out of control,he is in control and is our peace. As it saysi n Ephesians 2:14 a,NKJV,or He Himself is our peace. That is why when the angels proclaimed peaceo n earth,good will to men it wasnt about peace from Rome or absence of con-f lict. It was about that always available,always present peace that theP rince of Peace would bring to our hearts. Peace t hat believing,receiving hearts would be able to access and rely on. A s Jesus was preparing his disciples for his crucif ixion,resurrection and ascension into heaven,he said in John 14:27,PeaceI leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the w orld gives do I give to you. A nd then later in Philippians 4:7 were reminded to rejoice alwaysi n the Lord,not to be anxious,to be thankful and c ome to him with our requestsreminding us that everlasting,always a vailable peace is ours. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds inC hrist Jesus. Christmas peace for always. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun corr espondent. Available peace Time for Aries to act first, ask questions later D ear Abby: I have been s eparated for three years a nd am now going through a divorce. I have started a new relationship,and,for the first time,I know what being in love feels like. Masonis a remarkable man with many great qualities. However,when we go to my friendsparties,they often make comments and belittle him because he didt graduate from college. Mason is a security guard. It doesnt bother me,but I feel bad when people ask him why he didnt become a police officer instead. My friends are all professionals who married other professionals. They dont realize that they can sometimes be snobs. I dont know how to approach this subject without getting into an awkward confrontation. Masons feelings were hurt before by a prior girlfriend whose family and friends thought he was a loser because hes a security guard. I love him and want this to work. Why do I let other peoples comments affect me? And how can I approach them about this matter? Unhappy in New York Dear Unhappy: You may be affected because your friends are unable to see the wonderful qualities in Mason that you do. Please understand that they may feel they are trying to look out for your best interests after what has to be a traumatic disappointment the long,depressing slog through your divorce. If your friends persist in making comments to Mason about his job,you should ask them to please stop because they are making both of you uncomfortable. However,I would be remiss if I didnt caution you:After someone has experienced a divorce,it is not unusual to experience a rush of adrenaline a kind of high during the next relationship. While it seems idyllic,the problem is that it usually doesnt last, which is why rebound relationships often dont work out. This is not to imply that there is anything wrong with Mason,only that you would be wise to take your time before rushing into another marriage. Dear Abby: I want to be at home on Christmas. Am I so bad? Every year,my mother-in-law pushes us to be at her house on Christmas. My husband and I have even discussed this issue with a marriage counselor. Together,we agreed to always be in our home on Christmas Day. I am happy to have my in-laws over,but not bothered if they choose not to come. My husband talked to his mother,and everything was worked out last year. However,when I told him she was starting up again, h e got mad at me. It makes m e sad that he is more worried about pacifying his mother than making memories with me. I want to fix dinner and do special things in my home because I didnt have that when I was a child. Am I so terrible to want that? She had her time. Now I want my time. Wants My Turn in North Carolina Dear Wants Your Turn: Your husband got mad at you because he has been on the receiving end of heavy pressure from his mother. Shes alive and kicking,so in her mind her timeis not yet over. While I sympathize with your desire to establish traditions of your own,you will encounter less resistance and resentment if you do it gradually.A way to do that would be to alternate Christmas holidays between your home and your inlaws a suggestion I hope you will take to heart. 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Security guard gets little respect from girlfriends pals Pause And C onsider Jan Merop Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE WASHINGTON (AP Carole King has a friend in the Library of Congress. Shes the first woman to win the librarys Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In her five decades of songwriting,Kings hits have included Youve Got a Friend,o Far Awayand ou Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.King will be the fifth person to receive the prize. Prior recipients include Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. US library to honor Carole King
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida State College Artist Series continues the 2012-13 season with a performance by hit Australian singing sensation Darren Williams at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,Jan. 10 in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Williamsfirst stage appearances were at the age of seven when he won several medals for singing at Sydnes Opera House. Since then,he has been perfecting his craft to become one of Australias finest live performers. Williams possesses the rare ability to sing just about anything,from pop to opera,with a vocal range that must be heard to be believed. His electrifying stage presence has thrilled audiences in his nativeAustralia,the United States,and internationally. Although raised on rock n roll,the son of Australian Bandstands Warren Williams is equally at home singing the classics. Darren has also appeared in Gordon Frosts production of South Pacific and was the leading man in Rodgers and Hammersteins musical A Grand Night for Singingin Sydney. Darren has also appeared on many of Australias television variety shows and has traveled the globe as a headline act for an array of corporate clients and the world's most luxurious cruise lines. Now based in New York, Williams is receiving rave reviews for his first U.S. shows. New Yors Show Music magazine describes Williams as Terrific an accomplished performer who knows how to please an audience.He has also been d escribed as one of the entertainment worlds best-kept secrets. Williams was one of the standout performances in lasty ears SFSC Matinee Series. The audience fell in love with h is good looks,Aussie charm, and amazing voice. His ener-g etic,fun set list consisted of classic 1960s and s pop and rock nroll songs,as well as classics and opera that really showcased his phenom-e nal vocal ability. Individual tickets for Darren Williams range in price from $19 to $25. They are available for purchase atw ww.performances.southflorida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office,784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondayFriday,and is in the front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts,600 W. College Drive. Like the group on Facebook at www.faceb ook.com/sfscperformingarts. An hour prior to the performance,audience members can visit the Journey Stories Highlands County,Fla. exhi-b ition at the SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture ( SFSC MOFAC). Journey Stories Highlands County isa n exhibition about people from other countries and their journey to Highlands County. Journey Stories Highlands County is in partnership witht he Journey Stories exhibit at Highlands Museum of the Arts (MOTA) and the Smithsonian Institute. SFSC MOFAC is open to t he public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,Thursday and Friday,one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee Series performance,and by appointment for group tours. Contact Mollie Doctrow, curator,at 784-7240 or visit the http://mofac.org. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 16, 2012Page 3B c hurch page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new patients accepted; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 12/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 8 8 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Darren Williams to light up Artist Series ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Australian singing star Darren Williams will be in concert Thursday, Jan. 10 as part of South Florida State Colleges Artist Series. S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID R honwen Gavagni,a 2012 graduate of Lake Placid High School,received notification from the Florida Department of Education,t hat she has been selected as a Florida Bright Futures Academic Top Scholar for the 2012 graduating class. This award is a tribute to Rhonis accomplishments because,as the top FloridaA cademic Scholar for Highlands County,she is one of only 67 high school graduates in the state of Florida recognized as anA cademic Top Scholar. Students are ranked for this award based on their Bright Futures grade point average and SAT/ACT score. The Florida Department of Education is dedicated top roviding the best possible education for the young people of this state and is pleased to present this ATS Award. R honi is currently a freshman at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne and is studying Aerospace Engineering. LPs Gavagni earns Bright Futures Top Scholar honor Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community CollegeC ommunity Education is offering new classes this s pring at the SFSC Highlands Campus. Aquabics is a moderatelyp aced aerobic water exercise class for toning and b uilding strength. Aquasize is for people who have arthritis and is approved byt he Arthritis Foundation. Lap Swimming is an excellent way to exercise and c ross train. For detailed days,times and cost of these c lasses,call 453-6661,ext. 7388 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn the basic steps of the waltz,cha-cha,foxtrota nd swing in Ballroom Dance. This class is for couples or singles and meets Tuesdays,Jan. 8 through Feb. 26,from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $42. Dance your way to fitn ess! Zumba is fun and a great way to workout. It is d esigned for everyone,any shape or age,from beginners to advanced students. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays,Jan. 8 throughF eb. 28,5:30 6:30 p.m. The cost is $83. Basic Home Computer will be taught with W indows 7. Topics covered include using the mouse, creating e-mail accounts,u nderstanding the task bar and navigating the World Wide Web.The class meets M ondays,Jan. 7 through Feb. 25,5:30-7:30 p.m. The c ost is $98 and includes a book. American Sign Language I and II is an eight-week course that teaches then ecessities of interpreting for the deaf. Some techniques taught will be fingerspelling ASL,word signing and learning descriptives on non-manual markers,ASL sentence structure,rhetori-c al questions,time,adverbs and verbs and putting it all t ogether to make it work. Class meets Tuesdays,Jan. 8 through Feb. 26,from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $83. I n Conversational Spanish,students will learn the fundamentals of speaking and understanding S panish. The class meets Thursdays,Jan. 10 through Feb. 28,from 5:30-7:30p .m. The cost is $83. In Digital Photography I learn how to set shutter s peed and aperture openings,compose a good phot ograph,take pictures of people,events and much more. An adjustable camera (ability to,at least,set shutter speed and lens openingi s mandatory). Class meets Tuesdays,Jan. 8 through Feb. 26,from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $83. Classes fill up fast,so early registration is recommended. Register inB uilding B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC camp us or center. For more information,contact Lauren Redick,community education specialist,at 453-6661, 465-5300,773-2252,or4 94-7500,ext. 7388 or by email at email@example.com. SFSC Community Education announces spring 2013 classes Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com
C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, 12/9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 9 9 3 3 S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Heartland C ultural Alliance invites the public to its Celebration of Local Authors and EncoreO pening of the Antiroom Gallery from 6-8 p.m. T hursday at the Kenilworth Lodge. Highlands County authors i ncluding Sunny Sarafino, Millie Richmond,Barbara Beswick,Larry and Elaine L evey,Nancy Dale,Fred Leavitt and others will be s igning their new and classic books. Concurrently,there will be an Encore Opening oft he HCA Antiroom Gallery and Artists Reception for t hose who missed,or could not get in the packed house, to experience the openinge xhibit of upcoming,established and renowned local artists. H CA invites the public to shop local art and authors in t ime for Christmas and enjoy refreshments,Christmas deserts,libations,and classi-c al guitar by Kenny Summers are also on the schedule. This free event is open to the publ ic. For more information,cont act Fred Leavitt at 402-8238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. F or information on HCA visit,www.heartlandculturalalliance.org. HCA sets celebration of authors and encore opening of Antiroom Gallery Bird of Paradise by Jouetta Koning S led Dog and Pup by Fred Leavitt ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Kenilworth G ET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT F ROM THE SOURCE By HILLEL ITALIE AP National WriterN EW YORK The story of 2012 in publishing was the story of Fifty Shades of Grey,in more ways than one. E L Jameserotic trilogy was easily the years biggest hit,selling more than 35 million copies in the U.S. alone and topping bestseller lists for months.R ival publishers hurried to sign up similar books and d ebates started over who should star in the planned film version. ThroughJ amesbooks and how she wrote them,the general p ublic was educated in the worlds of romance/erotica, start-up publishing and fan fiction. But the success of James n ovels also captured the dual state of the book mark et the advance of ebooks and the resilience of paper. In a year when printw as labeled as endangered and established publishers r eferred to as legaccompanies,defined and beholden to the past,the allurer emained for buying and reading bound books. James already was an u nderground hit before signing in early 2012 with V intage Books,a paperback imprint of Random House Inc.,the house of Norman Mailer and Toni Morrison,ah ouse where legacy is inseparable from the brand. She could have self-published her work through Amazon.com,or releasedh er books from her own website,and received a far higher percentage of royalties. e had a very clear conversation back in Januarya bout the need for a very specific publishing strateg y,says Vintage publisher Anne Messitte. We talked about distribution,a physi-c al format,publicity. And she was basically clear that s he needed what we did as publishers to make that happen. Fifty Shadesbegan as an e-phenomenon,under-s tandable since digital erotica means you can read it in p ublic without fear of discovery. But according to M essitte,sales for the paperbacks quickly caught u p to those for e-books and have surpassed them comfortably for the last severalm onths. Everyone was in on the secret. The series sold big a t Amazon.com,but also at Barnes & Noble and indep endents,at drugstores and airports. Fifty Shades trilogy dominates publishing in 2012
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 16, 2012Page 5B LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 1/18,25;12/2,9,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 7 7 S FCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, spring registration; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 7 7 8 8 S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Well known for its international races,Sebring has been celebrating its Centennial all during 2012. L ike many cities that are enjoying their 100th birthday,Sebring has been active w ith parades,festivals,sports and arts events to commemorate the event. A real big birthday surprise came from artist James R. Hahn,known for creating large-scale production murals, a nd doing custom work for majors like the Cabbage Patch Kids,Tequila Patrn, C hefs International,and many more. H ahns company designed,facilitated and painted a 50-by-23-foot Centennial mural,with the support of community leaders and regional sponsors. H ahn recently opened an additional art gallery in Sebring,after a decade of b eing in Vero Beach. T he mural includes many of the icons of industry and history from Sebrings i llustrious past. A racing theme vignette is front and center,along with the citrusa nd cattle industry and other area staples documented in the larger-thanlifeartwork. Included in the imagery: older,sepia toned fauxphotos of the f ounding father,George Sebring; historic buildings and parks,leading to full color versions of up-to-date events liket he Centennial Parade. A unique approach was used to include an existing fan that was in the m iddle of the subject wall:Hahn turned the blades of the fan into what looks like t he propeller of a seaplane coming in for a landing. People love to stop and smile at the moving illusion of the spinning propeller,Hahn said. Part of our passion is to create art that moves people,and also attracts them ... and when it can help revitalize historic downtown districts,it is especially important work for us,he added. The artistic services team of James R. Hahn Productions includes Jameswife of almost 30 years,Kay.The Hahns have been contracted to transform many public and private residences,businesses,schools and camps. Large-scale murals and trompe loeil (fool the eye) are the teams focus,but other projects and fortes include Home T heater design,marquees and monuments,custom paintings and creative consultation. Hahn is available for Centennial projects at the new americancentennials.com. D uring the 2012 International Le Mans / 12 Hours of Sebring Race,Hahn w as featured painting live for the crowds at the Chateau Elan Hotel comp lex,right in the center of the action. Hahn remarks,Expanding to Sebring, creating exciting art that people from allo ver the world can enjoy,and being a part of the Centennial in this way,is an h onor. We are glad that Sebring has stepped up to welcome us. The mural can be seen at South Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. The artist can be reached at jamesrhahn.com. Sebring gets 50-foot-wide 100th birthday card ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo The Centennial mural by artist James R. Hahn is now complete. Hahns mural on South Ridgewood Drive building now complete By BOB GARVER Special to the News-SunIt is clear from its opening weekend that Playing for Keepsis one of the biggestb ombs of the year,both critically and commercially. Review database Rotten Tomatoes has it at a 2% Freshrating for its onep ositive review vs. 59 negative ones (and Leonard Maltin gives it only faint praise in his positiv review). The film is almost as bad a s its reputation. George Dryer (Gerard Butler w ashed-up soccer player trying to win back his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and son (NoahL omax). He works his way back into their lives by a greeing to coach the sons soccer team. There is no reason to see Playing for Keepsfor enjoyment,so you may asw ell see it to have fun at its expense. T he time has come to revive Popcorn Games. Eat popcorn according to whath appens in the movie, assuming you can stay a wake. Some suggestions: Eat a piece of popcorn every time George is late fora n activity with his son. Eat a piece whenever George is hesitant to commit h is time to soccer activities despite the fact that he is u nemployed and there doest seem to be anything hed rather be doing. Eat a piece whenever the movie tries to buildp hony suspense in the soccer games despite the huge advantage that Georges team enjoys by having a superstar ringer for a coach. Eat a piece every time s omeone mentions how sexy Georges Scottish accent is. E at two pieces when he himself mentions how sexy it is. Dennis Quaid plays the crooked dad of one of the other kids on the team. Eat ap iece thats really greasy with topping whenever his s leaziness is way over the top. In other words,eat a greasy piece every timeQ uaid is on screen. Eat a piece whenever t he women onscreen talk about Butlers sex appeal as if they have nothing better tot alk about. Throw a piece at your open mouth without really a iming whenever a respectable actress brainl essly throws herself at Butler.This includes Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones as a sportscaster,and Uma Thurman as Quaids wife. And finally,eat a burnt piece when you imagine that the actors are going to fire somebody for casting them in this miserable movie. Playing for Keeps not a keeper Movie Review Playing for Keeps Rating: PG-13 (some sexual situations, language abd a brief intense image) Running time: 106 minutes Review: (of 5
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisem ent in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for f amily, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult M idweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, email@example.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter S aturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are ou r only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays andW ednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP In the near future,t odays children may be facing the tougheste nvironmental challenges ever experienced bym ankind. Climate change and the huge load on limited natural resources are issues theyw ill need to face within their lifetimes. According to recent studies by Justin Dillon,M ark Rickinson,Kelly Teamey,Marian Morris,Mee Young Choi,Dawn Sandersa nd Pauline Benefield, Evidence points to the fact t hat children gain their most powerful understanding of their natural environmentt hrough exploring it for themselves. I n an effort to prepare todays youth for the future challenges they may face,it is vital that we teach them about the natural resourcesb y experiencing nature. This may sound like a simple task: however,educators face many challenges regardingr emoving the students from the classrooms,such as budgetary concerns,curriculum pressures and health and safety of the students whileo ut in the field. It is a common belief that this generation of youths is losing their connections with the natural world and theirc ultural heritage. Technology is a wonderful thing,but when children spend all their spare time in front of a computer or other electronicd evice,they are not experiencing physical fitness or a link with their natural envi-r onment. Once exposed to the natural world,most children trulye njoy the experience and are fascinated with what they see a nd learn. The outdoors allows kids to move beyond the text books and paperworka nd touch and feel the world around them. Interacting with l iving creatures and watching the intricate web of natures mysteries consumes their interest and can actually develop their attitudes,valuesa nd commitments toward being positive stewards of the earth. T he National Foundation for Educational Research has found that outdoor learningh as a wider impact than that same subject being studied in the classroom. Independentt hinking,motivation,time management,communication, t eam-working and good judgment are skills that are credited to learning outdoors.P articipation in outdoor activities shows kids displayi ng trust,respect,social integration and a feeling of wellbeing. Further research suggests that when children aree xposed to outdoor classrooms,they remember the experience for years to come. A study done in 11 California schools showed that the students exposed to an environ-m ental curriculum scored higher in 72 percent of the academic assessments sucha s reading,science,math, attendance rates and grade p oint average. Unfortunately,kids today may not have as many oppor-t unities as we did when we were their age. Playing outs ide,exploring nature and getting dirty was part of growing up in years past. Richard Louv,author of Last Child in the Woods:SavingO ur Children from NatureDeficit Disorder,claims that this disconnect from the natural world is producing ille ffects in both mind and body. But with time restraints on parents and teachers,getting outdoorsmay not be ass imple as it once was. And some folks are just plain afraid to go out because of insects,disease and wild animals that they believe arel urking in wait to attack them and their children. Others simply may not have a place nearby to go if they are living in a city and no parks arec lose by. Most of these fears and issues are easily resolvedw ith a little education and a few common sense precautions. Parents and educatorsn eed to get kids outside because when they spend m ost of their time inside, they miss so much. Depression,obesity anda ttention deficit disorder are becoming common symptoms i n children these days. Research shows that kids that have direct access to nature are better learners and more well-rounded human beings.B eing in nature reduces stress and increases attention spans. Every sense is used and active when outdoors and thes mall human engrossed in the natural world becomes part of something bigger than self. There are many ways to e ncourage children to become part of the natural world. Many parents are already jumping on the band wagon and getting their kidso utdoors. While it may not be wise to let kids freely roam the neighborhood,an adult taking them on a hike or to a local park can do wonders.A nother way to get kids interested is to be excited about nature yourself. Keeps ome untamedspots in the backyard so the kids can explore and dig. Let themg row some vegetables or flowers in a garden area. W hen out in nature,dont just jog along stop and look at the bugs and leaves andf lowers and inspect them and talk about what you see with y our little one. C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Outdoor education can prepare children for the future N ews From T he W atershed C orine Burgess Courtesy photo Justin Burgess, Faith Farrer and Preston Farrer explore nature at the Sun N Lake Preserve in Sebring.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 16, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway email@example.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: email@example.com;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, S ebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Publishers WeeklyHARDCOVER FICTION 1. Threat Vector by Tom Clancy (Putnam 2. The Racketeer by John Grisham (Doubleday 3. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com H OBBY HILL FLORIST; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/18,25;12/2,9,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 6 6 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 8 8 0 0 B y RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated PressLOS ANGELES The worlds attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012,and along thew ay,millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess,the latest iPad,and a recordbreaking skydiver. W hitney Houston was the top trendingsearch of the year,according to Google Inc.s year-end zeitgeist report. Googles 12th annual roundup is an in-depth looka t the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of s earches on Google over the past year,the company said in a blog post Wednesday. P eople around the globe searched en masse for news a bout Houstons accidental drowning in a bathtub just before she was to perform ata pre-Grammy Awards party in February. G oogle defines topics as trendingwhen they garner a high amount of traffic over a sustained period of time. Korean rapper PSYs Gangnam Stylemusic video trotted into second s pot,a testament to his selfdeprecating giddy-up dance move. The video is approach-i ng a billion views on YouTube. Superstorm Sandy,the d amaging storm that knocked out power and flooded parts o f the East Coast in the midst of a U.S. presidential campaign,was third. The next biggest trending searches globally were a pairo f threes:the iPad 3 tablet from Apple Inc. and Diablo 3,a popular video game. Rounding out the Top 10 were Kate Middleton,who made news with scandalous photos and a royal pregnancy; the 2012 Olympics inL ondon; Amanda Todd,a Canadian teen who was f ound dead of an apparent suicide in October after being bullied online; MichaelC larke Duncan,the Green Mileactor who died of a h eart attack in September at age 54; and BBB12,the 12th edition of Big BrotherB rasil,a reality show featuring scantily clad men and women living together. S ome trending people, according to Google,were: Felix Baumgartner,an Austrian skydiver who became the first to break the sound barrier without a vehicle with a 24-mile plummetf rom Earths stratosphere; Jeremy Lin,the undrafted NBA star who exploded off the New York Knicks bench and sparked a wave of Linsanity; Morgan Freeman,the a ctor whose untimely death turned out not to be true. The Internet also continued its rise as a popular tool for spreading addictive ideas andp hrases known as memes. This year,Facebook said its top memes included TBH (To Be Honest),OLO (You Only Live Once),and SMH (Shake My Head). Thanks to an endlessly fascinating U.S. presidential campaign,Big Birdmade the list after Republican candidate Mitt Romney said hem ight consider cutting some funds for public broadcasti ng. Yahoo said its own topsearched memes for the yeari ncluded Kony 2012,a reference to the short film and c ampaign against Ugandan militia leader Joseph Kony; stingray photobombfor an unusual vacation snapshot that went viral; and bindersf ull of women,another nod to Romney for his awkward d escription of his search for women cabinet members as Massachusettsgovernor. A sk.com said the top trending news question was r elated the 2012 Olympics: How many medals did the U.S. gymnastics team win?O ther top queries on Ask.com included When is the Facebook IPO?and Why w as Trayvon Martin shot? And people were happy to p ass on popular Twitter posts by retweeting them. According to Twitter,the years most popular retweets were President BarackO bamas Four more years, and Justin Biebers farewell to six-year-old fan Avalanna Routh,who died of a rare form of brain cancer:RIP Avalanna. i love you. Most Googled in 2012: Whitney, PSY, Sandy MCT South Korean rapper PSYs video for Gangnam Style is nearing 1 billion YouTube views.
C M Y K BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, December 16, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 8 8 1 1 B y CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics WriterW ASHINGTON A steep fall in gas costs p ushed down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month,keeping inflation m ild. The seasonally adjusted consumer price index dropped 0.3 percent in November from October,t he Labor Department said Friday. Gas prices fell 7.4 percent,the biggest drop in nearly four years. That offset a 0.2 percent rise in foodp rices. In the past year,consumer p rices have risen 1.8 perc ent,down from Octobers 12-month increase of 2.2 percent. E xcluding the volatile food and gas categories, p rices ticked up 0.1 percent in November. Core prices have risen 1.9 percent in the p ast year below the Federal Reservs annual target of 2 percent. Higher rents,airline fares and new cars pushed up corep rices last month. The cost of clothing and used cars fell. In simplest terms,inflation is not a problem,JimB aird,chief investment strategist at Plante Moran F inancial Advisors,said. L ower inflation is a real positive that should provide modest relief for house-h olds dealing with limited income growth. High unemployment and s low wage growth have m ade businesses reluctant t o raise prices. Many worry higher prices could drive away customers. Thats helped keep inflation tame. M odest inflation leaves consumers with more money to spend,which can boost economic growth. Lower inflation also makes it easier for the Fed to continue with its efforts to MCT Gas prices fell 7.4 percent from October to November. Cheaper gas lowers US consumer prices 0.3 percent If youve ever tried to removei naccurate of fraudulent information from your credit report and gotten ther unaround,take heart:The ConsumerF inancial Protection Bureau is now on thec ase. In July 2012,the watchd og agency,formed as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform andC onsumer Protection Act of 2010,gained authority t o supervise all of the major consumer reporting agencies. The CFPB now advocates for consumers whoh ave complaints regarding interactions with credit b ureaus and identity theft protection services. This adds to the agencs con-s umer grievance oversight which already included m ortgages,bank accounts, consumer loans and private student loans. Credit reporting companies exert great influence over the lives of consumers,said CFPB Director Richard Cordrayi n announcing his agency's new responsibility. They help determine eligibility for loans,housing,and sometimes jobs.C onsumers need an avenue of recourse when they feel t hey have been wronged. You can seek assistance fromt he CFPB if you have issues with: Incorrect information on your credit report; How a consumer reporting agency is handling i ts investigation of your complaint; The improper u se of a credit report; Being unable to get a copy of a credit score or file; and Problems with credit monitoring or identity-prot ection services. Heres how the new system works: If you believe your credit report contains incorrect orf raudulent information,you should first file a dispute w ith and get a response directly from that credit reporting company beforec ontacting the CFPB. The same goes if you have an i ssue with how the company is handling its investigation of your grievance for e xample,if they dont respond in writing within 30 days. If,after filing your grievance,you are dissatisfiedw ith the resolution,you may file a complaint with the CFPB using any of the following methods: File online at w ww.cfpb.gov/complaint Error on your credit report? Heres help Personal Finance Jason Alderman See CREDIT,page 2C See GAS,page 2C S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges C orporate and Community Education Department is offering corporate training c lasses this spring. There is more to MS Word t han just entering and printing text. Learn MS Word techniques and shortcuts that w ill make your work easier and faster with Introduction to MS Word 2010. The twod ay workshop meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, J an. 14 and Jan. 21 at SFSC Highlands Campus. The cost is $65. Learn to create,format, save,and print basic spreadsheets,formulas,and chartsi n Introduction to MS Excel 2 010. This two-day workshop meets from 5:30-7:30 p .m. Mondays,Jan. 28 and F eb. 4 at SFSC Highlands Campus. The cost is $65. T ake your Excel spreads heets to the next level; learn to sort and filter data,create c ross-sheet formulas,and more in MS Intermediate Excel 2010. This two-dayw orkshop meets from 5:307:30 p.m. Mondays,Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 at SFSC Highlands Campus. The cost is $65. L earn the basics of creati ng a new database with tables,reports and forms in Corporate Education classes set at SFSC See SFSC,page 2C
C M Y K Page 2CNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 BIG GREEN LAWN MAINTENANCE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 6 6 rekindle the economy. If the Fed were worried that prices are rising too fast,it mighth ave to raise interest rates. Gas prices have fallen s harply in the past two months after spiking in the late summer. A gallon of gasc ost an average of $3.29 nationwide Friday.Thats 15 c ents less than a month ago and 50 cents less than in midOctober. T he increase in food prices was smaller than many economists expected. This summ ers drought in the Midwest,which scorched c orn and soybean crops,has pushed up food prices. But the increase hasnt been dramatic so far. Food costs have risen 1.8 percent in the past1 2 months. Some items have seen big increases. The cost of milk, c heese and other dairy products have risen 0.8 percent in each of the past two months. That could reflect the higher cost of animal feed,whichu sually includes corn and soybeans. Cereals and baked g oods rose 0.3 percent last month. But prices for the broad category of meat,c hicken,fish and eggs fell in November,after a big gain t he previous month. Shoppers may face further increases soon. Wholesalef ood costs jumped 1.3 percent last month,according toa separate report Thursday, t he most in nearly two years. Beef prices jumped the m ost in 4 1/2 years,and vegetable costs also rose sharply. Grocery stores may pass on some of those costs to consumers in the comingm onths. With inflation in check,the Fed said Wednesday that it n ow plans to keep the shortt erm interest rate it controls a t nearly zero until the unemployment rate falls to at least 6.5 percent,as long as inflation isnt expected to top 2.5 percent in the next two years. It was the clearest sign yet t hat they will keep rates super-low even after unem-p loyment falls further and the economy picks up. Unemployment was 7.7 percent last month and the Fed projects it will stay above 6.5 percent until late2 015. The Fed also projects i nflation will stay at or below 2 percent for the next three y ears. The Fed also said it would continue purchasing $85 billion in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities each month in an effort top ush down longer-term intere st rates. C ontinued from page 1C I ntroduction to MS Assess 2010. This two-day workshop meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays,Feb. 25 and March 4 at SFSC HighlandsC ampus. The cost is $65. Learn layouts,graphics, background design,and animation which will enable you to create daz-z ling PowerPoint presentations lightning fast in the Introduction to MSP owerPoint 2010 workshop. This two-day workshop meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m.M ondays,March 18 and March 25 at SFSC H ighlands Campus. The cost is $65. A series of s martphone/tablet workshops will be held for A ndroid and Apple users. Workshops will consist of a series of discussions on basic smartphone/tablet features and benefits followedb y demonstrations showing actual smart device usage o n a large video screen. Participants will learn the major components of smart-p hones and tablets and how to use settings to manage d evice setup,to set appointments and alarms in a calendar,store names,addresse s,phone numbers,and email addresses in contacts, and how to send and receive email with attachments (photos or docu-m ents). Attendees will be given handouts showing typical smartphone/tablet screens and buttons and will follow along withi nstructor demonstrations. The Android S martphone/Tablet workshop will be offered from1 -5 p.m. Tuesday,Jan. 15 at SFSC Highlands Campus. The Apple Smartphone/Tablet workshop will be offered from1 -5 p.m. Thursday,Jan. 17 at the SFSC Highlands Campus. The cost is $35. Learn key terms and expressions that are impor-t ant for communicating in a working environment in Workplace Spanish. Each class participant will receive a written manual with Spanish phrases,an audio CD for listening in your car or stereo,and a companion Click IT CDROM for PC use. Class will meet from 6-8 p.m. Mondays,March 18 June 17 at the SFSC DeSoto Campus. The cost is $195. Learn how to create a new company file,work with lists,set up your items,track customers and sales,track vendors and expenses,and track sales tax in the Introduction to QuickBooks workshop. This two-day workshop meets from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays,March 21 and March 28 at the SFSC Lake Placid Center. The cost is $129.99. Learn how to customize QuickBooks,track time,set up and use payroll,pay liabilities and taxes,purchase and manage inventory,b uild inventory assemblies, track sales orders and back orders,and more in theI ntermediate QuickBooks workshop. This two-day workshop meets from 7-9p .m. Thursdays,April 18 and April 25 at SFSC Lake P lacid Center. The cost is $129.99. Local Anesthesia A dministration for Dental Hygienists for Licensed F lorida Dental Hygienists is a 60-contact-hour course designed to meet the requirements outlined by Florida Statute 466.017.T his course will provide the participant with detailed a cademic knowledge and the practical aspects of the administration of locala nesthetics in dental patients. Course P rerequisites require a copy of Current Florida Dental Hygiene License,current C PR certification,and purchase of course books. The cost for this course is $1,050 (plus cost of books The course goes live Jan. 2f or online portion. For information on this class or course books,contact Lorrie Key,director, Corporate and CommunityE ducation,at 784-7033 or email C orporateTraining@southflorida.edu. F irst Aid Training classes provide employee training for designated first responders or individuals needing credentialed training for jobo r regulatory requirements. This course covers first aid basics,medical,injury and environmental emergencies and AED use. Students willa lso complete a written exam. The cost is $30. For a detailed class schedule, contact CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu or call 863-7847033. CPR Training classes with Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association is being offered for students who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills,in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations,work with an American Heart Association Certified BLS Instructor to complete Basic Life Support (BLS tice and skills testing,and complete a written exam. The cost is $30. For a detailed class schedule, email CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu,or call 7847033. The New Miner Trainin g Course develops and instills i n new miners an attitude of s afety,trains miners to do e ach task safely and correctly,and how to identifyh azards and prevent accidents. This is a three-day c lass offered at the SFSC Hardee Campus. The cost is $130. For a schedule of available classes,email C orporateTraining@southflorida.edu,or call 7847033. T he Miner Refresher T raining Course reaffirms and reinforces a miners safety attitude formed dur i ng New Miner Training. It p rovides the most current information available on v arious topics and recognizes and rewards miners for their safe work attitude T his is a one day class o ffered at the SFSC Hardee Campus. The cost is $95. For a schedule of availablec lasses,email C orporateTraining@south florida.edu,or call 7847033. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012Page 3C IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28 2012 CA 000747 D IVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MONA D. SMALLS A/K/A MONA DARLENE S MALLS A/K/A MONA SMALL A/K/A MONA TRACEY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28 2012 CA 000747 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MONA D. SMALLS A/K/A MONA DARLENE SMALLS A/K/A MONA SMALL A/K/A MONA TRACEY; ALVIN E. SMALLS A/K/A ALVIN EEVERND SMALLS A/K/A ALVIN SMALLS A/K/A ALVIN SMALL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALVIN E. SMALLS A/K/A ALVIN EEVERND SMALLS A/K/A ALVIN SMALLS A/K/A ALVIN SMALL N/K/A N/K/A: NEEKA SMALLS; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (101 N. PHILLIPS AVENUE SIOUX FALLS, SD 57104) SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK; CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (701 EAST 60TH STREET NORTH SIOUX FALLS, SD 57104) SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT FUND; HSBC BANK NEVADA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1111B TOWN CENTER DRIVE LAS VEGAS, NV 89134) SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HOUSEHOLD BAN K (SB FUNDING, LLC; 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 8th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK 200, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 458 ALOHA AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 3385200 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 7, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000641 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-AR1, Plaintiff, vs. R. DANIEL KOPPEN, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 06, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000641 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-AR1, is the Plaintiff and R. DANIEL KOPPEN; KAREN KOPPEN; JAMES P. EGAN; SUEZETTE EGAN A/K/ A SUZETTE EGAN; JAY WEINSTEIN; SUSAN WEINSTEIN; HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A GINA HITT, and TENANT #2 N/K/A AARON HITT 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 8th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 52, COUNTRY CLUB LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 504 SPORTSMAN AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875-5149 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 7, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12000281 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-bmellette-Team 1-F12000281 **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. D ecember 16, 23, 2012 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. NOTICE 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 1 1:00 AM (EST 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 By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 16, 23, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000926 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA., Plaintiff, vs. DENVER PETTIGREW, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000926 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. is the Plaintiff and DENVER PETTIGREW; LORNA PETTIGREW; NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANK, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AMTRUST BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 22, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 347 NE CHICAGO WAY, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-5940 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11035430 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMAR-mtomlinson-Team 1 F11035430 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. December 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000260 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MALLELIN NAPOLES, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000260 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MALLELIN NAPOLES; HILCO RECEIVABLES, LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF PROVIDIAN/WMB; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF ASPIRE VISA; 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 8th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 173, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 787 MEMORIAL DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10002702 NMNC-FHA--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. December 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000914 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RAFAEL BERMUDEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16, 2 012, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000914 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HSBC Bank USA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Rafael Bermudez, Julia Bermudez, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 588, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION ``D'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1574 OAK AVE, 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 12th day of December, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813C H11-86160 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 December 16, 23, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000944 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. NERVA LECLERC, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000944 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and NERVA LECLERC; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NERVA LECLERC N/K/A BETTY LECLERC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF TRACT A, SOMERVALE DOWNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT A, A DISTANCE OF 565.36 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 770.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 566.25 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WEST LINE OF TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, ALONG WEST LINE OF TRACT A, A DISTANCE OF 768.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A 50 FOOT N ONEXCLUSIVE INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF TRACT A, SOMERVALE DOWNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WEST JOSEPHINE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 961.34 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,743.38 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,134.26 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,743.38 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID WEST JOSEPHINE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 5037 & 5047 SOMERVALE TRAIL, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE 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 F09102060 SUNTRUST-CONV--Team 4-F09102060 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. December 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000149 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. LLOYD C. RESPRESS A/K/A LLOYD RESPRESS, LAURA RESPRESS, RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT FUND, 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 December 7, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: THE SOUTH 190 FEET OF THE NORTH 390 FEET OF THE WEST 192 FEET OF THE EAST 225 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4205 SPARTA RD, SEBRING, FL 33875; 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 January 9, 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 7th day of December, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 16, 23, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001014 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT C. GRACE, el al. 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: Lot 11, Block 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES SUBDIVISION UNIT 11, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida To include a: 2006 SCTB VIN SBHGA1500501329A 0095899344 2006 SCTB VIN SBHGA1500501329B 0095899431 A/K/A 576 Anna Ave Sebring, FL 33875 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on January 9, 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 7th day of December, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. December 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2012-CA-000508 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.D enver G. Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A. Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew, Husband and Wife; Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown parties c laiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Denver G. Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 257 Loquat Road Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852 and Lorna A. Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 257 Loquat Road Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, d evisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants a nd such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 20, IN BLOCK 65, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 257 Loquat Road Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on P laintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 5th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Noelle Sims Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. December 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC,a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on December 28 2012 the following property:A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4 NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4 TION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4 SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4 THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4 SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4 ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, ALONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2 TANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4 (NE 1/4 GREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 ACRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus, Florida 33960. Dated on December 3, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY (SEAL Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 9, 16, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2012-CA-000493 PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank, Successor by Merger to National City Mortgage Co. Plaintiff, -vs.Michael Wane Stewart a/k/a Michael W. Stewart a/k/a Michael Stewart; Cynthia Diane Potter a/k/a Cynthia Diane Potter-Stewart a/k/a Cynthia Potter Stewart; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Michael Wane Stewart a/k/a Michael W. Stewwart a/k/a Michael Stewart; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 151 South Riverdale Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: THE NORTH HALF (N 1/2) OF THE SOUTH HALF (S 1/2), OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4), OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS LOT 5 AND LOT 16, BLOCK 24, RIVER RIDGE RANCHES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION more commonly known as 151 South Riverdale Road, Avon park, FL 33825. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 5th day of December, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Noelle Sims Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. December 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000704 B AC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Daniel Parker; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 5, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000704 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a C ountrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff and Daniel Parker are defendant(s the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., January 8, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 16, IN BLOCK 165, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 13, 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 any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 December 16, 23, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1255 GCS JUDGE: J. David Langford TD BANK, N.A. as successor in interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver v. C.I.G. DEVELOPMENT, INC.; H.M.P. BUILDERS, I NC.; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIL ASSOCIATION, INC.; HARRY M. POSIN; STUART M. POSIN and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: LOT 25 and 26, Block 164, 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 Having a street address of 1059 Oriole Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 B. The Clerk's Sale will take place on January 8, 2013, bidding begins at 11:00 AM, Eastern Time in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 5, 2012. D. TD BANK, N.A, as successor in interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver V. C.I.G. DEVELOPMENT, INC.; H.M.P. BUILDERS, INC.; LEISURE LAKES HOMEOWNERS CIVIL ASSOCIATION, INC.; HARRY M. POSIN; STUART M. POSIN and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CASE NO.: 10-1255 GCS. E. This sale is being made by ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court on December 7, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Pursuant to S45.031(2 published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least five days prior to the sale d ate. Publication Dates: December 16 and December 23, 2012. via: The News-Sun 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 ADA Coordinator in the Administrative Office of t he Court, Highlands County Courthouse; telephone number (863 before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 16, 23, 2012 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results
C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-487 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN FRANCIS SIMANSKI, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JOHN FRANCIS SIMANSKI, SR., deceased, File Number PC 12-487, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was May 27, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $52,000.00 and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: John F. Simanski, Jr., 12201 Highgrove Ct., Reisterstown, MD 21131; Joseph V. Simanski; 2949 Market St., Porter, IN 46304; James E. Simanski, 3530 Southside Ave., Phoenix, MD 21131; Jean V. Carder, 4319 Farmfield Ct., Baldwin, MD 21013; and Judith A. Delacruz, 14300 Dairydale Rd., Baldwin, MD 21013. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 9, 2012. Person Giving Notice: John F. Simanski, Jr. 12201 Highgrove Ct. Reisterstown, MD 21136 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-270 IN RE: ESTATE OF PHYLLIS A. PSZYK Division Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PHYLLIS A. PSZYK, deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 16, 2012. Personal Representative: Anna Boothroyd 5342 Ivory Dr. Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Anna Boothroyd Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: email@example.com December 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000553 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CARIDAD B. ARENCIBIA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000553 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CARIDAD B. ARENCIBIA; LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, 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 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 15, SECTION ONE, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4511 LEWIS AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875-5138 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE 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 F12008511 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-mtomlinson-Team 1 F12008511 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. December 9, 16, 2012 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12005518 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-mtomlinson-Team 1-F12005518 **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. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012Page 5C TOYOTA COROLLA1996, Runs Well. A/C works! Good Transportation. $1700. Located in Sebring, Call Cell 305-394-0579. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationTREADMILL -PRO FORM 330X Model from Sears Excellent Condition! SOLD! 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 RecreationMOTORIZED SCOOTER( hard surface Like New, 4 wheel, Rechargeable Battery, Small Basket, with lift for inside Vehicle. $350. OBO 863-655-6212 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies WESLO ELLIPTICAL/ Duel action / Full read outs with pulse touch / Very good shape. $35. 863-382-4137 LOCKER RACKS(5 used for stackable closet racks. All for $25 (Sebring area/ Golf Hammock Call 269-963-7817 GOLF BAGTRAVEL COVER w/wheels. Like new. $25. Call 863-382-9882 EMMERSON 9inch Color Television. (White DISHWASHER /HOT POINT / White color. Excellent Condition. $50. 863-402-2285 C HRISTMAS VILLAGE30 PIECES. Excel cond. $15. Call 863-446-0972 CHRISTMAS VILLAGE10 large pieces, plus all accessories. $100. Call 863-382-9882. 7310Bargain Buys PVC PATIOtable w/ 6 chairs/ $400. Twin beds w/ night table & dresser/ $450. Credensa / $200. Floral couch / $150. Chest of drawers/ $75. Rocking love seat/ $75. Office chair/ $25. Small church or home organ/ $200. 2 recliners/ $60. Rocker/ $30. 863-414-2145 GE REFRIGERATOR,Kenmore Washer, $125 each obo/ Dresser w/ Hutch mirror, chest of drawers $50 each obo. Call 863-402-1985 7300Miscellaneous PIANO -ELBRIDGE with BENCH $400 OBO. CALL 863-658-2673 ORGAN, BALDWIN,W/Double Keyboard. Matching Bench. Excel cond. $375. Call 863-453-6348 7260M usicalMerchandise HIGH ENDLeather furniture (Italian Provencal) Sofa & Lg. Chair, Chaise Lounge, Coffee & 2 End tables / Dining Room set Wooden Pedestal Table with 4 chairs. Call 863-453*4271 GAME TABLEPecan wood w/4 matching upholstered chairs w/arms & castors. Like new. $350. Call 863-453-6348 DINETTE SETCHROMECRAFT Almond Formica with Oak trim / Four Captain Chairs on rollers. Excellent Condition. $390. Call (Sebring SOLD!!!!!! 7180FurnitureELITE AUDIOSPEAKER SYSTEM 2500 watts. AM/FM, Digital Tuner, 5 speakers. High End Components. Brand new, still in box. MSRP $5299. Sacrifice $950. 863-386-4087 7100T V, Radio, & Stereo 7000 MerchandiseSTORE FRONTFOR RENT! 1600 sq. ft. Excellent Location. Downtown Avon Park. Asking $800 per mo. Call John @ 863-453-5600. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING IMMACULATENEWER 3/2/1. All tile, new paint, dishwasher, W/D, small screened in porch, extra large shady lot, lawn svc. No smokers/pets. $800 + last & sec. 863-773-3956 LAKE PLACID3/2 131 Loquat Rd. Screened patio. $700/mo. + $1,000. security. Call 305-804-5464 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses N ORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S paid, you pay electric. No pets, 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $400 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2/2 $450 mo. New 1/1 $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. N o Dogs Or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953SEBRING -1& 2 BR, T ile floors, Fresh paint. I ncludes water. $395 $550/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING, SMALL1BR/1BA, Furn. Water, garbage, sewer paid. $460, $350 deposit. NO PETS! 225 S. Orange. Call 863-382-8658 SEBRING FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED 1BR or Studios, on the circle. $450.-600. Some Utilities incl. Attn: Vets, Special programs for veterans, subsidized payments, call to see if you qualify. 863-386-9100. AVON PARK2BR/1BA, w/screen lanai, a pet under 20lbs. accepted with pet deposit. 900 sq. ft. $550 per mo. First & D ep. Required. Partially furn. Call 813-785-5794 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING CUTE2Br, 1Ba,Tile floors, S creen porch. Quiet Area near Mall. Most pets OK. 1928 Theodore St. $550/mo. + $300.sec. Call 863-446-7274 PLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Immaculate, C/H/A, Carport. Seasonal/yearly. LAKE PLACED 2/1 Home, Lake Istokpoga Privileges on 5 lots. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING MOBILEHOME on its Own Lot. 2BR/1BA on S. Corvette. Completely remodeled & very pretty. Tile floors & new carpet, screen porch, large lot w/trees. $32,900. Call 863-382-8950 SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 2BR, 2BA Utility Room, Carport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 P ALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot o Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050M obile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile HomesSEBRING SPACIOUS3BR/2BA Duplex. Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher. Near Mall. Most pets Ok. Call 863-446-7274 4180Duplexes for Sale* BEAUTIFULFURNISHED D/W in Woodhaven Estates, 1400 sq. ft. 2BR, 2BA, spacious Master BR w/ walk in shower & closet, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings, upgraded furn., & appliances, irrigation sys. $48,900.00. 717-264-0904 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 F inancial SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Monday Thursday 2:30-5:00. Mileage paid @ $.50/mile. Compensation is $25/hour. Year round position. T o start as soon as possible Call 786-326-5179. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: email@example.com NOW HIRINGP/T Drivers with Class A CDL for the PRIDE Tire Retread Plant located at Avon Park Correctional. Candidates must be able to lift 75+ lbs. rep eatedly and work 12+ hrs. in a day. Candidates must also be able to pass an NCIC background check and a drug screening. Serious candidates only. Contact Andy Aunspaugh or Cheryl Whidden at 1-800-929-2715 to arrange an interview. NEW CHRISTIANPRESCHOOL Looking for Christian Teachers. Please call 863-402-2408 for more information. DR'S OFFICEin Lake Placid hiring full time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. 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If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 N ews-Sun Classified 1100A nnouncementsNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that 1/11/13 10:30 am, the followi ng vehicle will be sold for towing & storage charges purs uant to F.S. 713.78: 2 003 MITS Montero #JA4LS21H93J013698. S ale will be held at Alan Jay Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadill ac 441 US 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870 863-402-4210. L ienor reserves the right to bid. December 16, 2012 1050L egals NOTICE OF POLICY AMENDMENT SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policies will be considered at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the DeSoto Campus at 2251 NE Turner Avenue, Arcadia, FL. The general public is invited. Proposed amendments to the following policies: Policy 2.05 Signing Authority Policy 4.09 Cash Collection and Book Depositories New Policy 2.08 Check and Electronic Funds Transfer Procedure For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees or contact the Office of the President, South Florida State College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON W HICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. December 14, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-508 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF RAGNVALD F. KVAAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RAGNVALD F. KVAAS, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2012, and whose social security number is 474-36-3986, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to b e served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 16, 2012. Personal Representative: Sandra Doran 3 E. Elaine Circle Prospect Heights, IL 60070 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 December 16, 23, 2012 John K. McClure Attorney for John F. Simanski, Jr. Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: email@example.com December 9, 16, 2012 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001562GCS CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. TROY A. KNIGHT A/K/A TROY KNIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TROY A. KNIGHT A/K/A TROY KNIGHT; TRACY KNIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY KNIGHT; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, 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 above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 9 AND 10, BLOCK E, ASA LEWIS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on January 8, 2013. DATED THIS 7TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of December, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. December 16, 23, 2012 Subscribe to the NewsSun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? 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C M Y K By BRITTANY W HITTINGTON N ews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The Lady Dragons of Lake Placid were looking to keep their winning streak alive Friday night as they hosted the Lady Bulldogs of DeSoto. Friday was no different from the two previous games earlier last week, nabbing another win, this one by a 60-36 count, and moving Lake Placids record to 8-3 overall; and most importantly 5-0 in the District 10-4A standings. With the triumphant wins earlier in the week against district rivals Avon Park and LaBelle, another win Friday was just icing on the cake to further secure the Dragons top seed place. It was a bit of a slow start for the home team as they trailed DeSoto the first few minutes of the opening quarter. The ending of the first quarter score, 10-7, was about as close as the Bulldogs could get to have any chance in taking the victory. But not much time passed and the Dragons were slowly but surely taking full control of the scoreboard. It was in the second quarter where the Lady Dragons really stepped their full-court defense, forcing turnovers and creating more scoring opportunities. And with the defense translating into more offense with quick, precise and flowing passes, Lake Placid began to pull away from the Lady Bulldogs. The scoring output in the second quarter just about doubled in points for the Dragons, as they were able to score 18 points in the second to add up to 28 points going into the half. DeSoto, while still trying to stay aggressive, struggled to keep up and score just 11 points in the period to bring the halftime score to a 28-18 margin. The Lady Dragons shined bright like a diamond with their second half play as they completely demolished a withering Bulldogs pack. Although both teams scored almost an identical amount of points in the third quarter, the outstanding defensive play from the previous half by Lake Placid continued and gave them the upper hand still by 13 points. The fourth quarter was by far the best defensive performance by the Green Dragons of the whole night as they held DeSoto to just six points over the final eight SPORTS D SE CTION Inside This Section Aquinas, Godby take titles . .3D S ebring on writers wish list. .4D Bucs set for Saints . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, December 16, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebrings Chantell Harris powers up 85 pounds on this clean-and-jerk attempt on her way to a win in the 110 class at Thursdays meet. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING It was little more than a glorified practice Thursday, with an undersized Hardee team coming to the Sebring Fieldhouse. But even so, the Lady Blue Streaks didnt let a lack ofc ompetition get in the way of pushing forward with their p rogress. It is tough when theres n ot a lot of competition, head coach Steve Berry said of a Lady Wildcat squad that had few, if any, lifters in the h igher weight classes to push his team. But the girls still kept focused and a lot of them saw improvements. One of those improvements came from Angela Dennard in the Unlimited category, as she took a step closer to a season goal with her combined lifts of 280, with a 150-pound bench press and 130-pound cleanand-jerk. I went up five pounds in each lift from last time, Dennard said. My goal is to b reak 300 and Ill get there. H er total won her class, with teammate Ali Sanchez going 135 bench and 105 jerk f or a 240 total to take second. J amiese Wiley, taking some time off from basketball practice, made an outstanding first showing with a 290 total to win the 199 class, posting dueling 145s in each of her lifts. Lady Streaks lift strong See LIFT, Page 6D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Bria Wilson provided some strong inside scoring punch, racking up 16 points in Lake Placids win over DeSoto Friday. Lady Dragon defense muzzles Bulldogs Lake Placid60D eSoto36 See LP, Page 6D News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Steven Roberts got Avon Parks fourth-quarter floodg ates opened in Fridays come-from-behind win over visiting Frostproof. News-Sun photo by TAYLOR TUBBS Ashley Longabaugh looks to power this punt past this McKeel player during Sebrings Thursday night loss to the top-district seed. By ERIKACORD N ew-Sun correspondentAVON PARK The Devils took the win against Frostproofs Bulldogs in Friday nights boys basketball game, even with four starting players suspended. The close game against these county border rivals left Avon Park fans leaving with a smile after the final score of 42-39 in the Devilsfavor. They played better the second half than the first half, said Avon Parks coach Marty OHora. They were a lot tougher than we were. To start off the first quarter, Travis Lawton and TChambers gave the Devils their first five pints in the game, and Recarus Burley getting 1 of 2 points on a technical foul. Although Frostproof fought back hard, holding Avon Park silent from there, and finished the first with 12, leaving the Bulldogs up by seven. The second period wast as good as the home team needed it to be either, going into the halftime break with Frostproof up 18-11. John Mason and Burley shot some two pointers, which slowly began to add up. Chambers finished off the second with a lay-up to a dd another two points to t he board. Things were continuing to trudge along early in the second half when Chemaya Louis had the light shining on him when he made a 3-pointer in the middle of the third, giving the Devils a chance at catching up to the Bulldogs. Along with Burley then hitting two foul shots to finish off the third with Avon Park only down by six points. The Devils kicked it up in the last quarter, where it was a solid back-and-forth over all eight minutes. Steven Roberts started it off with a penalty shot, adding the first point of the quarter. Burley, Lawton and Jovan Pratt were the players who then took over and did the damage to Frostproofs ego over the next several minutes. With 18 of the final points scored in this quarter, it nearly matched the Devils total from the first three quarters combined. This late offensive outburst soon saw Avon Park put the deep freeze on Frostproof for the threepoint win when the final horn sounded. The leading scores for Devils late charge freezes Frostproo f Avon Park42F rostproof39 By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRINGThe Lady Streaks took on the McKeel Wildcats at home on Thursday night under the cool temperatures with the stadium lights shining down. The lights could not provide enough heat for the Streaks to shine, however, as they came up short of a win with a 2-0 final score. McKeel typically has a strong girls team and currently sit atop the District 13-3A standings, though the Sebring girls gave them a run for their money with several strong offensive attempts as well as a solid defense. Acorner kick by Heather Bloemsma almost ended up in the net, but the McKeel keeper was able to scoop it up just in time. Bloemsmas sister, Shannon, proved to be a strong player for the Streaks as well in her posiStreaks hang tough with top seed McKeel2Sebring0 See AP, Page 4D See SEBRING, Page 4D FACA Football Classic returns The 58th Annual North-South FACA Football All-Star Classic returns to Sebring this week. See Page 3D.
C M Y K Red Devils to honor Mitey Mite Super Bowl ChampsAVON PARK On Thursday, Dec. 20, the Lady Red Devils basketball squad will take the floor to face Lake Gibson for a 7 p.m. contest. A long with the exciting game action this night, Avon Park High School encourages the community to come out as they honor the three-time Mitey Mite Super Bowl champion team and head coach Reggie Knighten. We want to get a crowd out to see the players and show them some love, Lady Devil head coach Paulette Daley said. It would be great for the kids to see that t heir community supports and recognizes their hard work.Golf Fore a CureSEBRING At the Wednesday, Dec. 5, meeting of the Tanglewood Golf Association (TGA, D irector of Golf, announced that TGA would be sponsoring the 8th annual Golf Fore a Cure charity golf tournament to be h eld at Pinecrest G.C. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The tournament has raised close to $40,000 for breast cancer research since i ts inception and is now an integral part of Tanglewoods annual cancer benefit. The tournament will have a scramble format with prizes for the top teams in each category. Lunch is included in the $50 entry fee. There will also be a raffle, 50/50 draw and an auction. Registration begins on Saturday, Jan. 5. At this point, Alan J. Holmes of Edward Jones has committed to sponsoring the event. Aco-sponsor is also being sought. Alarge group of volunteers will be canv assing local businesses seeking hole sponsorships for $75, as well as prizes to be raffled or auctioned. For further information about hole sponsorships or to contribute a prize please call 382-8349.Tanglewood PickleballSEBRING Awhopping 145 members signed up for the Tanglewood Pickleball Associations 2012 season and members are now being registered for 2013. At least two dozen of these players can be seen outside the gates to Tanglewoods four pickleball courts early each morning, waiting for the courts to open and the first serves to cross the nets at precisely 8 a.m. Pickleball has really caught on here in Tanglewood, as it has across the continent. It is well-suited to seniors due to the badminton size court which greatly reduces the distances to be covered. It is a fast-paced partners game which requires excellent had-eye coordination. Tanglewood is pleased to be hosting one of Floridas first Pickleball Tournaments of 2013 on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, when teams from surrounding communities will take to the courts for the annual Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament. These games will be based on skill level as opposed to age bracket.Franza inductionAVON PARK Its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzas induction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction ceremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, beginning with a Noon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold afterF riday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. T ickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. H otel reservations are available at ( 386) 254-8200 Please request the FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACAand is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, for dedication to the FACAand for outstanding coaching accomplishments. Dont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.LP Senior SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently holding practice on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Lake June Ballfield. If you are 50+ and enjoy playing the game for fun, come out, hit and field a few, and get ready for the 2013 season which opens the first week in January. For information, visit lpsoftball.com .Highlands Senior SoftballSEBRING The Highlands County Senior softball over 60 league will be playing starting play on Monday, Jan. 7, with games taking place each Monday and Wednesday. To sign up, or for more information, call John Kloet at 655-5241 or Steve Blazing at 382-6442.Jingle Bell 5KAVONPARK The Jarrett Family Foundation will be presenting the Jingle Bell Fun Run 5K on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church in Avon Park. Registration fee is $15, and registration forms can be picked up at Avon Elementary, Park Elementary, Avon Park Middle and High School, or access online through any of the schools. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit the four Avon Park schools.Sebring 70s SoftballSEBRING Seniors 70 and older will be organizing a league starting in early January. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Interested seniors should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or Bill Todd at 3855632, or see them at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England1030.769472274 N.Y. Jets670.462245306 Buffalo580.385289352 Miami580.385240276 South WLTPctPFPA x-Houston1120.846365263 Indianapolis940.692292329 Tennessee490.308271386 Jacksonville2110.154216359 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore940.692331273 Cincinnati860.571355293 Pittsburgh760.538278264 Cleveland580.385259272 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1030.769375257 San Diego580.385292281 Oakland3100.231248402 Kansas City2110.154195352NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants850.615373270 Washington760.538343329 Dallas760.538300314 Philadelphia4100.285253375 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1120.846337259 Tampa Bay670.462354308 New Orleans580.385348379 Carolina490.308265312 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay940.692323279 Chicago850.615308219 Minnesota760.538283286 Detroit490.308320342 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco931.731316184 Seattle850.615300202 St. Louis661.500236279 Arizona490.308186292 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Game Cincinnati 34, Philadelphia 13 Sundays Games Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Manning, DN483330 38123010 Brady, NE460298 3537 254 Rthlsbrgr, PIT358231 2572 205 Schaub, HOU413266 3062 219 Dalton, CIN472295 33132614 Flacco, BAL447268 3220189 Ftzpatrick, BUF406253 2718 2113 P. Rivers, SD4652983169 2115 C. Palmer, OAK533324 38052214 Hasselbck, TN221138136775 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD J. Charles, KC24012205.08 91t4 A. Foster, HOU28311023.894613 Ridley, NE24310824.454110 Green-Ells, CIN26310804.11486 C. Jhnsn, TEN22310374.6583t4 R. Rice, BAL2189934.56 469 Spiller, BUF1449446.5656t5 Greene, NYJ230 883 3.84366 T. Rchrdsn, CLE247 8693.5232t9 R. Bush, MIA179791 4.4265t5 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Wayne, IND94122013.030t4 Welker, NE92106411.6594 A. Green, CIN85120814.273t11 A. Johnsn, HOU82120914.760t3 D. Thms, DEN74119716.271t8 B. Myers, OAK7072810.4 294 Decker, DEN6479012.3558 Hartline, MIA6292514.980t1 Bess, MIA6177812.8391 S. Jhnsn, BUF6177612.7635NFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Griffin III, WAS351233 2906184 Ale. Smith, SF217152 1731135 A. Rodgers, GB4382933297 298 R. Wilson, SEA3302082492 209 M. Ryan, ATL511346 39322414 J. Freeman, TB422231 3192258 Brees, NO535330 40283218 Romo, DAL526349 3928 2016 C. Nwtn, CAR390227 32201610 E. Mnnng, NYG462281 34292013 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN26516006.0482t10 M. Lynch, SEA26112664.8577t9 D. Martin, TB26412344.6770t10 Morris, WAS25312284.8539t7 Gore, SF21110354.91377 Brdshw, NYG1968694.43375 S. Jacksn, STL2148363.91463 Forte, CHI1928344.34463 L. McCoy, PHL1777504.24342 Griffin III, WAS1127486.6876t6 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Marshall, CHI101134213.3569 C. Jhnsn, DET96154616.1535 Witten, DAL92880 9.6361 Gonzalez, ATL8183110.3257 R. White, ATL77114014.8595 Cruz, NYG76100413.280t9 D. Bryant, DAL75102813.785t9 Cobb, GB7177710.939t7 M. Crabtree, SF6676111.5365EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB rooklyn139.5914 Boston1210.5455 Philadelphia1211.5225.5 Toronto519.20813 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami146.700 Atlanta146.700 Orlando913.4096 Charlotte715.3188 Washington317.15011 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee129.571 Chicago129.571 Indiana1211.5221 Detroit718.2807 Cleveland519.2088.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio186.750 Memphis146.7002 Houston1111.5006 Dallas1112.4786.5 New Orleans517.22712 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City194.826 Minnesota119.5506.5U tah1311.5426.5 Denver1212.5007.5 Portland1012.4558.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers166.727 Golden State158.6521.5 L.A. Lakers1014.4177 Phoenix915.3758 Sacramento715.3189 ___ Thursdays Games Atlanta 113, Charlotte 90 New York 116, L.A. Lakers 107 Portland 98, San Antonio 90 Fridays Games Toronto 95, Dallas 74 Indiana 95, Philadelphia 85 Orlando 99, Golden State 85 L.A. Lakers 102, Washington 96 Milwaukee 90, Cleveland 86 Brooklyn 107, Detroit 105,2OT Houston 101, Boston 89 Minnesota 113, New Orleans 102 Oklahoma City 113, Sacramento 103 Phoenix 99, Utah 84 Denver 99, Memphis 94 Saturday's Games Golden State at Atlanta, late Cleveland at New York, late Orlando at Charlotte, late Indiana at Detroit, late Washington at Miami, late Brooklyn at Chicago, late Dallas at Minnesota, late Boston at San Antonio, late L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee, late Memphis at Utah, late Sundays Games Houston at Toronto, 1 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 9 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL23418470429.3 Anthony, NYK19012655727.9 Durant, OKC20219263227.5 James, MIA2027851025.5 Harden, HOU15616752124.8 Aldridge, POR1768944121.0 Westbrook, OKC17010347820.8 Mayo, DAL1657647020.4 Pierce, BOS13812343619.8 Curry, GOL1568245519.8 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE13321034314.9 Randolph, MEM9515324812.4 Howard, LAL8819928712.0 Asik, HOU7817625411.5 Lee, GOL7219226411.5 Noah, CHI8114222310.6 Jefferson, UTA5418624010.4 Duncan, SAN4219323510.2 Hickson, POR8113321410.2 Faried, DEN9714424110.0 Horford, ATL5713319010.0 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1924512.9 Paul, LAC222009.1 Holiday, PHL221968.9 Westbrook, OKC232018.7 Vasquez, NOR221908.6 Williams, Bro221858.4 Parker, SAN221647.5 Lawson, DEN241697.0 M. Williams, UTA201407.0 Calderon, TOR241646.8 Felton, NYK221506.8 James, MIA201356.8 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC22572.59 Jennings, MIL21532.52 Conley, MEM19472.47 Rondo, BOS19412.16 Allen, MEM17342.00 Walker, CHA22442.00 Westbrook, OKC23462.00 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL20623.10 Ibaka, OKC23693.00 Hibbert, IND23672.91 Howard, LAL24622.58 Duncan, SAN23592.57BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXNamed Dave Joppie hitting coach for Pawtucket (IL Gedman hitting coach for Portland (EL Nelson Paulino hitting coach for Salem (Carolina and Tim Hyers hitting coach for Greenville (SAL coach for Lowell (NYP manager, Dick Such pitching coach and Tom Kotchman coach of the Gulf Coast League team; and Aly Gonzalez coach for the Dominican Summer League team. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with OF Xavier Nady on a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with INF Kevin Youkilis on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Josh Spence for assignment. TEXAS RANGERSAnnounced C Konrad Schmidt cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Round Rock (PCL National League CINCINNATI REDSNamed Ronnie Ortegon major league assistant hitting coach, Ryan Jackson minor league hitting coordinator, Jim Riggleman manager for Louisville (IL DeShields manager for Pensacola (SL Jose Nieves manager for Dayton (MWL Arizona League team. Promoted Nick Krall to director of baseball operations, Jeff Graupe to director of player development, Sam Grossman to director of baseball research and analysis, Jeff Taylor to special assistant to the general manager and John Morris to special assistant to the general manager. Named Reed MacPhail baseball operations assistant and Will Harford professional scout. HOUSTON ASTROSNamed Dyar Miller minor league pitching coordinator, Ralph Dickenson minor league hitting coordinator, Craig Bjornson roving pitching instructor and Jeff Albert roving hitting instructor and Brendan Verner minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms with INF Ty Wigginton on a twoyear contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSPromoted manager Brian Daubach and hitting coach Mark Harris from Hagerstown (SALCarolinaripp Kiester from the Gulf Coast League to Hagerstown. Named Patrick Anderson manager of Gulf Coast League Nationals and Gary Thurman outfield/baserunning coordinator.FOOTBALLNational Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSWaived WR Kevin Elliott. Signed OL Austin Pasztor from the practice squad. Signed WR Jerrell Jackson to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer at Avon Park,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park 6 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at ECS Christmas Tournament,TBA; Girls Soccer at Okeechobee,7 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Clewiston, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Lake Wales,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Southeast,6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Lake Placid,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6 p.m. F RIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Booker,6/7:30 p.m. B B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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C M Y K News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Arthur Williams will be representing the host Blue Streaks as FACAs 58th Annual NorthSouth Football All-Star Classic takes place Wednesday night at Firemens Field. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and will also be streamed live on The Prep Zone at www.foxsportsflorida.com. This event is one of the oldest high school All-Star games in the country, beginning in 1949. The game had a fiveyear absence in the early 2000s when all resources were rededicated to Florida All-Stars playing against other states until 2005. Names include top seniors from throughout the state, including two who just squared off in the Class 5A State Title game Friday, Tallahassee-Godbys Khalid Thomas and Immokalees Makenro Alexander. Other area products representing the Heartland include Ft. Meades Devin McCalebb, Jesus Zuniga of Hardee, Lake Wales Bobby Leath and Adam Lane of Winter Haven all joining Williams on the South squad. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012Page 3D E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 7 7 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 5 5 9 9 G HC MOTORSPORTS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; polaris Christmas ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 7 7 9 9 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bruce Moellendick, former PGA t rainer, is the instructor for t he YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. The classes will be held twice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. For more information on this program please contact us at 382-9622 ask for Kevin Stoker. Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry have joined the YMCAteam in providing authentic traditional martial arts. Master Henry has trained many state, national, and international champions over the past 24 years. Classes are Tuesday and T hursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m. starting at the beginning of each month. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. We at the YMCAalso offer a wonderful Gymnastics program starting from preschool to advance. If you would like to get your child in Gymnastics call the Y and ask out a bout our classes. We do registration at the beginning of each month. Prices have been pro-rated due to the holiday season. Upcoming Events YMCAs Last Day 5K T he YMCAis looking forward to bringing in the New Year with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. The race will take place at the Yon Saturday, Dec. 29. The cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime after that. Children 10 years old and u nder are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a .m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on r ace day, race time is 9 a.m. C amp Holiday Hoopla The YMCAis offering 8d ays of fantastic fun. The Camp Holiday Hoopla will be taking place December 20, 21, 26-28, and January 2-4. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it w ill include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, gymnastics, a field trip, fitness and nutrition, and all kinds of sports. Ages include 5-12 and c amp fees are $15 for one time registration, a $20 dai ly fee, or if you would like to do all eight days it is $125. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join the YMCA? We have been meeting the needs of Highlands County for over 25 years and we offer something for everyone. On Saturday, Jan. 5, stop in to the Highlands County F amily YMCAfor our Open House. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the YMCAwill be giving free tours and offering membership specials that include waiving joiner fees, health assessments, and BOGO rates on our daily punch cards. YMCAhas not only one, but two heated pools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. Come check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours MondayFriday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 382-9622. Plenty going on at the YMCA Special to the News-SunT here is one more activity f or the month of December for the Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter, scheduled for the weekend after Christmas. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30 Overnight Backpacking Trip at the Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. T his is a follow-up to the B ackpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is only those who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. The trail leads through moderately rolling hills with pine forests, prairies, wetlands, scrub and marshy lakeshore along the west side of Lake Arbuckle. Bring backpacking equipment, hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect prot ection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter December Activities Associated PressORLANDO John OKorn threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas to a 41-25 victory over Tallahassee Lincoln in the Florida Class 7Astate championship game Friday night. OKorn threw an 80-yard strike to Corey Holmes and a 71-yarder to Mark Barr in the first quarter. He also rushed for a 51yard touchdown in the second as St. Thomas Aquinas stormed out to a 21-6 lead. Lincoln (12-2 with a short touchdown run from quarterback Cameron Joseph and a 50-yard pass to Taj Williams to make it 2119. St. Thomas Aquinas (132), however, got another touchdown run from OKorn, who had 95 yards rushing, and a 40-yard scoring run from Fred Coppet to extend its lead to 41-19. St. Thomas Aquinas outgained Lincoln 605-225. Lincolns John Burt took the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. St. Thomas Aquinas defeats Lincoln 41-25 in 7A Associated PressORLANDO Tallahassee G odby held on to defeat Immokalee 21-20 in the Florida Class 5Astate championship game Friday after Immokalee botched an extrapoint attempt with no time remaining. Godby (14-1 lead with 5:54 remaining in the game after Khalid Thomas scored on a 28-yard run. Immokalee (11-4) stormed right back with a short touch-d own run from quarterback Tshumbi Johnson. After both defenses held for a series, Immokalee received the ball at its 18-yard-line w ith 1:08 remaining and no time outs. Johnson drove the Indians down to the 1-yard line after a 19-yard pass to Mackensie Alexander with less than one second remaining. Immokalee tried for a quick snap and QB sneak but the officials called a false start and moved the ball back to the six. On the next play Johnson t hrew an incomplete pass in the end zone but Godby was whistled for pass interference and the ball was moved to the 3. O n the third untimed down Johnson completed the touchdown pass to Xavier Richardson in the corner of the end zone. On the extra-point play Johnson struggled to grab a low snap and scrambled before throwing the ball into a crowd short of the goal line. Johnson finished with 301 yards passing but three interceptions. J .T. Bradwell threw for 108 yards and rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown. Tallahassee Godby defeats Immokalee 21-20 FACA Football at Firemens
C M Y K B y CHARLES DRESSING ALMS BroadcastingWhen the November calendar page flutters to the floor I naturally t hink of, well, Sebring. Then Christmas. D ecember is not only where the Y ule and the first day of winter live but the very calendar page where the anniversary of the first Grand Prix of the United States resides. After the recent revelries in Austin, such memories are easy to retrieve because that first USGP was at Sebring. Look at the grid of the recent USGPand two names slide easily into the same synapse as the 1959 F1 World Championship decider at Sebring on Dec. 12, 1959 Ferrari and Lotus. Both are still on the grid, 53 years later. And that ancient field of honor, 53 years ago, was Sebring. There was no other option. Sebring impresario Alec Ulmann was beloved by the international motorsport community, so Florida got the date. Like 2012, the F1 title fight went to the final round. And a McLaren won both; Bruce McLaren won the 1959 USGPat Sebring and Jenson Buttons McLaren won the Brazilian GP. Its yet more historic symmetry, if one cares for such froth. (And I do.) This was so long ago that the pair of Lotuses that took the green flag for the first World Championship F1 race in America had their engines in front of the drivers, just like the Ferraris of the day. All this is part of my Christmas memories because that was the y ear that I got my first Scalextric set with) a pair of front engine Lotus 16 F1 racers.(Honest. As a bonus, Mom threw in a pair o f sports cars: an Aston Martin DBR1 (it had just won Le Mans, a fter all) and a Costin L ister/Jaguar. I couldnt afford enough Scalextric track to make a proper Sebring course on the floor of my bedroom. But I kept adding stuff piece by piece. Most of its gone, but the original set survives, in the box. (Merry Christmas, indeed.) So Christmas and Sebring are forever linked (along with Lotus, Aston Martin and Lister) in my tiny mind. Down here the Yule is the end of the old year and Sebring is the beginning of the new. The whole idea of starting over is appealing. Next March is the 60th anniversary of the first World Sports Car Championship (at Sebring, of course) race on March 8, 1953: a date I remember. Sort of. The last summer of freedom before I entered grammar school and began the slogging 12-year death march through our appalling public school system where I learned nothing more important than to keep my head down, never volunteer and make sure no one caught me reading Henry Manneys race reports in Road & Track magazine during study hall. This was the year John Fitch and Phil Walters won the first World Sports Car Championship race on Sebrings unforgiving runways. It was an American victory in every sense. Im still proud of that. (Scalextric is an English company, so no Cunningham C-4R slot carst o honor the first car to win a World Sports Car Championship race!) Sebring is still a magical name, a nd because of Christmas 1959 the Yule always brings it closer. S o tantalizingly near; in the same time zone and, with blood r elatives living in Florida, Sebring somehow seemed potentially accessible. It took me another 21 years to get there, but I finally made it. Since the mid-80s I havent missed the 12 Hours. Its my celebration of the New Year (and of the delightfully obscure St Urhos Day that always falls the day before St Patricks Day). This March 16th will be bittersweet. The FIAhas chosen to exclude the 12 Hours from the 2013 World Endurance Championship calendar. That honor in America -will go to the Circuit of the Americas. So much for my nostalgia-fueled glee last year when the first round of the new and improved WEC was the 60th 12 Hours of Sebring. So heres my Christmas wish list. (As usual, Ill be getting none of it.) 1) A12-hour round of the World Endurance Championship at Sebring (In March, thank you. 2) A24-hour round of the World Endurance Championship at Daytona (in 2014 3 ) Asix -hour round of the World Endurance Championship at Watkins Glen. 4) Its probably too much to wish for a 10-hour round of the World Endurance Championship at Road Atlanta. (In October, on the traditional USGPweekend, please.) 5) The recently discontinued Scalextric Full Throttle slot car s et with the Gulf-liveried LolaAston Martin and the 908 Peugeot HDI FAP, plus a lap counter and timer unit that counts down the numbers of laps and a timer that records fastest lap for each lane to the nearest tenth of a second and a raised bridge section and two crossovers! Its never too late toh ave a happy childhood. (I prove that every race day morning at Sebring.) Oh! And enough track to make a decent Sebring layout the old 5.2mile Sebring circuit that Bruce McLaren won on in the year David Brabhams dad won the first of his three World Championships by pushing his Cooper home fourth in that first US Grand Prix! Only 82 dark days to Sebring from Christmas Eve. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012w ww.newssun.com AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/02,12/09,12/16,12/23,12/30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 9 9 6 6 ringling bros; 5.542"; 10"; Black; ringling bros. circus; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 the Devils this night were Burley with 16 points and Lawton with eight. The heart those players have is what has kept us going, OHora said. They valued the ball like it was the last time they were going to play. e told them in the locker room that a lot of their careers are going to go by a nd that you cant, for one second, not play your hardest or not be smart with the ball. You have to play your toughest. Avon Park has most of the w eek off before hosting Sarasota Booker on Friday and then traveling to the Auburndale Christmas Shootout to face Haines City Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Continued from 1D tion as goalie. She made a number of great saves throughout the night, but unfortunately one was able to slip though at the 10-minute mark, giving McKeel a lead going into the halftime break. Shannon is improving every week, said head coach Richie Birdsall. s only been a goalie for four months, and the great thing is we have her for two more years. Just minutes before halft ime the Streaks suffered a l oss when Mariana Becker had to be taken off of the field due to a lagging injury. The Wildcats came on strong after halftime, scoring once again at the 36minute mark off of a corner kick. S ebrings defense returned to itsaggressive and stingy ways after that, and was able to keep the Wildcats at bay for the remainder of the game. Haylee Peters stopped a M cKeel attempt at goal with a massive clear across the field. McKeel took several corner kicks that were headed straight for the Sebring goal, but once again the Streaks m ade a fence that even these Wildcats were unable to scale. The Sebring offense had a number of close calls to scoring in the second half as well. Destiny McCartney had a breakaway run and shot on goal with 18 minutes remaining in the game that s ailed a little too far to the left. Peters proved her versatility from a defensive clear to an offensive powerhouse when she took a shot on goal t hat bounced off the frame. Although Sebring had a number of attempts, McKeel would still come out on top with a finishing score of 2-0. e had chances, but we d idnt finish, said Birdsall. When they had chances, they finished. They played hard, and t hats all we ask of them. P lay hard, and have fun. With only one game remaining next Tuesday a gainst Clewiston at home, the Lady Streaks will then have the chance to recharge over Christmas Break for the remainder of the season. Continued from 1D News-Sun photo by TAYLOR TUBBS Heather Bloemsma had a corner kick that nearly found n et Thursday, and the Lady Streaks would see a number of opportunities turn into near misses in the 2-0 loss to visiting McKeel. Sebring strong, McKeel mightier News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE R ecarus Burley lead the way to Fridays win over Frostproof with 16 points. AP players making most of opportunity The perfect gift for this racing wish The heart those players have is what k ept us going. MARTYOHORA Avon Park head coach
C M Y K By BRETTMARTEL A ssociated PressNEWORLEANS As he reaches the final stage of a memorable career, Tampa Bay safety Ronde Barber is pleased to have at least one more late-season game with postseason implications. If he and a Buccaneers defense that ranks last against the pass can somehow slow down Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday, Tampa Bay (6-7 fringe of the NFC wild card race for another week. One of the most frustrating things that Ive had to deal witho ver my career, not necessarily this y ear or any other year, just over the years (is meaningful games in December. Then it feels like youre just grinding through, said Barber, who has yet to commit to playing beyond this season, his 16th. To still havea chance is about as much as you c an ask for. That mentality sounds familiar to the Saints (5-8 that approach into New York last Sunday, only to be throttled by the Giants, 52-27. It was a demoralizing thirdstraight loss after they had clawed back to .500, at 5-5, following an 04 start. Brees, who torched the Bucs when New Orleans took a 35-28 victory in Tampa Bay on Oct. 21,h as hardly looked himself during the recent skid, throwing nine interceptions in the three losses, which have all but mathematically elimi-n ated New Orleans from the postseason. B rees has held himself accountable for what he has termed gamec hanging mistakes. It only looks worse that one of B reesworst seasons as a Saint comes after a long hold-out that ended shortly before training camp, when he received a five-year, $100 million contract extension that made him the highest paid player in the game. Yet assistant head coach Joe Vitt is quick to come to Breesdefense, appreciating what a central role he has played in the success the Saints have had since 2006. Drew knows the respect we have for him as an organization, from a playersstandpoint and a coachings tandpoint, Vitt said, adding that the problem is not Drew Brees. This is our football team and the only thing thats been a shortcom-i ng on this team has been me, Vitt said. Ive got to do a better job of p reparing our football team. When we lose, we lose together. We dont p oint fingers around here and well never do that. I need to coach better. .. Everybody needs to play better. When everybody plays better, Drew will play better too. But, no, theres nothing I can do for him except to be there for him. The Saints arent the only team in this matchup that has struggled recently. The Buccaneers fell to a thirdstraight loss only, letting a very winnable game slip away in a 23-21 setback against Philadelphia last week. e dug ourselves a hole, there is no question, by losing (the pastt hree games straight, at least two of them that we were in and had a chance to win, Barber said. Bucs coach Greg Schiano said his t eams biggest issue is consistency right now. Well shoot ourselves in the foot, he said Well get a holding p enalty or do something that were not trained to do and all of a sudden w ere behind the eight ball. e have to coach better. We have to do a better job of all the little things that allow you to win. Odds makers expect a high-scoring game, setting an over-under of 54, which represents a league-high for Week 15. Its easy to see why. Both teams rank in the top half of the league on offense and at, or near, the very bottom on defense. The Buccaneersdefense ranks first against the run, but still 29th overall because its yielding a whopping 311.6 yards per gamet hrough the air. That could bode ill for the Bucs against Brees, who despite the recent losing has New Orleans p assing offense ranked second in the NFLat nearly 300 yards per game. T ampa Bay has had more balance on offense, with Doug Martin rushi ng for a Tampa Bay rookie record 1,234 yards and quarterback Josh F reeman surpassing 3,000 yards in the air for a third straight season. Although New Orleansdefense has started to look better in the second half of the season, the unit struggled last week and is still giving up a league-worst 436.9 yards per game, on pace to allow singl eseason record 6,990 yards, which would surpass the 6,793 allowed by 1981 Baltimore Colts. Technically, if the Saints won their last three games and several teams in front of them completely fell apart, New Orleans could sneak into the postseason at 8-8. But Brees and Co. know its no longer realistic to believe they will be back in the postseason for a fourth straight year. Recently, the Saints have been fielding a lot of questions about whether their playoff hopes ultimately were derailed by the bounty scandal that led to head coach Sean Paytons suspension for the whole s eason, and which forced two defensive regulars, Jon Vilma and Will Smith, to put forth an intensive legal effort through the first 14 weeks of the season before their suspensions were thrown out this past week on appeal. The party line at Saints headquarters is that it obviously hurts to lose a coach like Payton, among the most respected and progressive offensive minds in the game. But the Saints do not want to use that as an excuse. They still had their best players in the lineup most of them veterans who know the system and they simply didnt execute consi st ently. All we can control is the next three weeks and how we want to define ourselves for the season, Brees said. You try to block out a lot of whats happened prior to this.I think we would all recognize we havent played our best football, especially down the stretch here. The only way we can make that right is by going out here these last three weeks and really putting it together the way that we know how. We want to end the season on a high note, feeling good about ourselves, feeling good about the future. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012Page 5D DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; dec. ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 NIE sponsors; 5.542"; 7"; Black; NIE sponsors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 8 8 3 3 Bucs try to stay alive for playoffs vs. Saints MCTphoto Its been a trying year for Drew Brees and the Saints, but theyll be eager to play the spoiler to Tampas playoff hopes today. Associated PressDAVIE Miami Dolphins receiver Davone Bess and linebacker Koa Misi have been ruled out of Sundays game against Jacksonville. Bess missed practice this week with a back injury, and Misi has been sidelined since hurting his ankle in last weeks loss at San Francisco. Their absences could mean the first starts of the year for receiver Marlon Moore and linebacker Jason Trusnik. Seven players were listed as probable Friday, including receiver Brian Hartline (gluteus) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (biceps Jaguars waive WR Elliott, promote G Pasztor The Jaguars, meanwhile, have waived rookie receiver Kevin Elliott and activated rookie offensive lineman Austin Pasztor from the practice squad. The team also signed receiver Jerrell Jackson to the practice squad. Elliott, who started one game and played in a dozen more for the Jaguars (2-11), caught seven passes for 70 yards. Bess and Misi to miss Miami game against Jaguars
C M Y K Page 6DNews-SunSunday, December 16, 2012w ww.newssun.com bob terrell; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, make good bob terrell; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 4 4 7 7 MID STATE DEWATERING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 6 6 2 2 Nakeema Thomas finished s econd in the class with a pair of 130s for a 260 total. Sebring took the top two spots in the 183 class, uncontested, with Jessica Belcher totaling 215 and Milanda Michel posting a 145 total. Two more top finishes came at 169 as Michelle Volny had a 125 bench and 110 jerk for a 235 winning effort, while Monique Michelin had a 175 total for second. At 154, Briah Thomas and Teresa Ware had quite a battle, with both benching 100 and jerking 105 for 205 t otals. With the pre-meet weighin serving as any first tiebreaker, the nod for first went t o Thomas. Denise Constant remained consistently strong, taking a win at 139 with a 225 total and Monica Tookes went 100 and 95 to place third. In the 129 class, there was little doubt Imani Powell would continue her seasonlong winning streak, and she d idnt disappoint with a 245 t otal with a 125 and 120. Febe Murillo was second at 210 with a bench of 110 and clean-and-jerk of an even 100. Another step up was seen at 119 when, after her winning totals of 80 and 95, Liz W hitehead seemed more surprised than Berry when she ran up and declared, I got 95! Shanajh Heath was third in the class with a 140 total. Chantell Harris added to t he winning with a 170 comb ination of 85-pound lifts to take the 110 class, with Andrea Murillo taking third, and Kayla Bowen had a 140 total to win at 101, with Kuleyka Valles finishing second with a combined 105. The girls will have the rest o f the holiday season to split time between relaxing, reveling and getting reenergized for the latter part of the lifting season with a home meet against LaBelle on Friday, Jan. 4. Continued from 1D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Angela Dennard gives a smile as she knows her 150-pound bench press is going to be good in Thursdays meet. Lift season heads to break minutes of play. There is still improvem ent we can make, head coach Jackie Coyne said a fterward. We have much of the season left. Were here to t ake districts. Alex Coyne lead the scori ng with 22 points and got some strong interior scoring from Bria Wilson who totaled 16. Quiahja Williams added eight and Breaunna Corley seven. Lake Placid has a non-district date against Clewiston at home Monday and travel to Mulberry for a district tilt Tuesday before settling into the Holday Break. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan H oehne contributed to this article. Continued from 1D LP sits atop District News-Sun photo by D AN HOEHNE Quiahja Williams looks inside for an open teammate and would score eightp oints of her own in Lake Placids big win Friday. There is still much improvement we can make. JACKIECOYNE Lady Dragon head coach