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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-23-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K Fiscal cliff loomsPAGE1CYouth Super Bowl champions aboundPAGE1 D Sunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 157 | 75 cents H ighLow 69 47C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Mostly sunny and p leasant Forecast www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Rosie Shaffer Age 72, fo Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com 099099401007 Business1C Centennial Notebook2A Classifieds3C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B News from the Watershed8B Pause and Consider2B Personal Finance1C 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 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .comDear Santa ...Elementary students letters to Santa Claus PAGE1 B News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR E.O. Douglas alumni are lead by well-loved instructors Mrs. L.B. White and Mr. Bob Saffold (right alumni, Friday morning during their schools walk/song as a part of the monument unveiling and the 2012 reunion. Honoring a rich history B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Dozens of E.O. Douglas alumni filled in around the famous old oak tree at the former campus (now the Highlands County School District offices) Friday morning for a trip down memory lane and the unveiling of the very first E.O. Douglas monument. Former teachers and students braved the chilly weather to pay their respects for the colleagues and instructors who touched so many lives over the years. E.O. Douglas was Highlands Countys black only high school. The doors were open on the school from 1941 until integration in 1967. Many of the schoolsformer students went on to become teachers,businessmen and entrepreneurs in the comE.O. Douglas school monument unveiled News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR The E.O. Douglas monument stands proudly under the beloved oak tree on the former campus. The monument was unveiled Friday morning as part of the E.O. Douglas 2012 reunion. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID With longtime Town Clerk Arlene Tucks retirement coming up in March,the town council is already discussing what should done after she leaves. For decades the streamlined,smallgovernment model worked well for Lake Placid. A town clerk was enough administer town council policy. The council and concerned citizens, however,pointed out at a recent council meeting that times have changed. For example,there is a lot more paperwork. County,state and federal governments have been adding mandates,requiring more detailed reports and shortening deadlines. New rules and regulations have rained down on cities and towns,administration staff say.The times call for tighter,more sophisticated organization. Some people argue the town should add a town administrator position, keeping the town clerk. Other people think one person can handle the work load. They prefer the idea of a administrator/clerk blended into one position. Lake Placid must replace town clerk in 2013 Question remains on if town needs administrator after Tuck retires See ALUMNI,page 4A See LAKE,page 7A No place like home for the holidays By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Here is a story for C hristmas. The kind of true-life tale that brings memories of reunion,joy,and l ove flooding back into the mind. The kind of story that inspires faith. Tray Hill belongs to Highlands County. An only child,he entered the world here,growing up in Sebring andg raduating from Sebring High School in 1999. He was in one of Sun N Lake E lementary Schools first classes. Trays father,John,is part owner of the Depot Restaurant in Avon Park. Hism other,April,is a hair stylist working a few doors down from her husband. W hen he graduated from high school, Mrs. Hill said,Tray needed to find his way. There was no war on and we tried to talk him into enlisting,but instead het ried his hand at a lot of different things. He ended up at Strato.net for several y ears. Then,when he was 28 he came to us and said he wanted to join the Army. I cried for days,because now there was a war on. We tried to talk him out of e nlisting,she said. Not for long. The Hills chose to support their son every way they could. Even when their hearts were in their throats after Hill Courtesy photo Army Specialist Tray Hill, SHS Class of 1999, returned to Highlands County Saturday. He served a nine-month tour in Afghanistan. See HOME,page 7A B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Florida released the 2012 high school grades Friday.The news is good in Highlands County. Avon Park raised its grade to a C a fter a decade of Ds. Sebring High School earned its first B,and Lake Placid High School maintained a Bfor the second year ina row. Lake Placidin 2011 was the first earned by any Highlands County high school. Andy Tuck,chairman of The School Board of Highlands County,was pleased and proud. I think principals and teachers have done an awesomej ob,he said. Lake Placid maintained its Band Avon Park and Sebring both increased a letter grade. All the teachers and staff are to be commended. Improving schools has been a major g oal at the federal,state and district levels for more than a decade. Grading was tightened,new assessments put into place,teachers held to higher standards and more strictly scrutinized. While there has been controversy over unfunded mandates passed down from the state legislature,the federal Race To The Top program helped fund several major changes,particularly in teacher evaluation and development. Of the 16 elementary,middle and high schools,seven are Cschools; four are Bschools; three are A schools; and only one,Memorial Elementary the countys newest public school,is a Dschool. Five schools maintained the same grade as the year before and four schools improved a grade. Seven schools lost a grade. High schools improve their grades Question: Should a ssault weapons be b anned? Next question: Do you feel children are safer with military or law enforcement on school campuses? Yes 57.3% No 42.7% Total votes: 110

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C M Y K By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Several gathe red at the sight of James Hahns newest completed p iece of artwork just before the Circle on North Ridgewood Friday afternoon. Hahn is best known for his Cabbage Patch Kids muralsb ut has become well known in the Heartland for his g allery work. Since October,Hahn and his wife Kay have worked forh ours on end to create the perfect piece that will capt ure the essence of Sebring and the communitys rich culture. As an artist,everything is a canvas to him (JamesWe kept passing by this huge white wall and my husband thought Ive got to havet hat,Kay said. James agreed that the open space would be the perfect place to create a one-of-akind piece that will portrayw hat is the heart and soul of Sebring. Wd come through town and Id just see it. When wef inally got it (the wall) I thought how to represent Sebring from the start to now,James said. As the project began in e arly October,Hahn created the background and the backdrop not knowing fully yet what the mural would become. The fan that isp laced at the top center of the wall posed a nice challenge for Hahn,though he tackled it with genius. (The mural was complete the first week of December.) He said to me what about a seaplane ...We live on Lake Jackson and always see them landing. It was perfect,Kay said. Once the first hurdle was behind them,James went on to fill in the wall with empty photograph frames not yet knowing what to fill them with. After the background and big detailing was nearly finished,he was hit with more ideas on what would be theb est additions to the piece. I didnt know what I wanted to fill those with when I started. It came to me as I worked,as the mural pro-g ressed,James said. The plan worked out great. T he first picture within the mural is a hand-painted photoo f Sebrings founder,George Sebring,back in 1912. Following George Sebrings photo is a number of local ondersof which everyr esident is familiar cattle, oranges,race cars and the current mayor of Sebring, George Hensley. I started with George and I ended with George,Hahn said with a laugh. Hensley is portrayed riding in a convertible along the Centennial parade route. This spells out clearly the history of our city,Hensley said. It says so much about our neighborhood and out community ... Wve had an incredible year and I have a feeling this is the start of the next 100 years in Sebring. The Hahns thanked a number of individuals who helped make the mural possible Jen Brown,city of Sebring staff,Mike Carr,and Katie Eldridge,who donated the wall and gave the property to the Hahns for the mural. Allt hose people and so many more were all a part of a beautiful piece of art that will become another part of Sebrings rich history. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; workers comp above lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 7 7 8 8 6 6 D ec. 19 252937384445x:3N ext jackpot $12 millionDec. 15 132830323840x:4 Dec. 12 173334414953x:4 Dec. 21 411142325 Dec. 20 712222729 Dec. 19 116192028 Dec. 18 25151923 Dec. 21 (n 4272 Dec. 21 (d 4974 Dec. 20 (n 4883 Dec. 20 (d 2536 Dec. 21(n 326 Dec. 21 (d 192 Dec. 20(n 048 Dec. 20 (d 220 Dec. 21 3674413 Dec. 18 928304013 Dec. 14 323438418 Dec. 11 712152214 Dec. 19 58202330 PB: 3Next jackpot $40 millionDec. 15 1523404455 PB: 14 Dec. 12 810253644 PB: 28 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Change in AP recycling pick up, not for garbageAVON PARK There w ill be a change in pick up of recycling materials for residents in the city of Avon Park. There will be no pick up of items onW ednesday. Due to the holidays,recycle pick up was moved to Thursday. There will be no change in garbage servicef or the Christmas holiday. Contact Public WorksSanitation Department at 452-4429 with questions. Scribes Night Out offers Open MikeSEBRING Scribes Night Out,the semi-m onthly event that gives local authors a chance to b e heard,meets this at 6 p.m. today at Brewsters Coffee House,2191 U.S. 27 N. (just south of the Home Depot). The eventi s open to the public and admission is free. N o featured reader is scheduled; however,the evening will be devotedt o an Open Mikformat in which visitors can v olunteer to read a brief sample of their own writings. Moderating the pro-g ram will be veteran adventure writer Jack Everett,from Liverpool, E ngland. For more information, c all Art Lefkowitz,event facilitator,at 385-1554. Dec. 29-30: HLT presents BlendSEBRING Highlands Little Theatre will present Blend,an a cappella quartet that brings back all of those fun loving memories of the s and 60s with a twist of fun, on Dec. 29-30. B e amazed at the unbelievable sound and sight while four young men take the audience back with songs such as Come,Go With Me and In the Still of the Night. Blend is a show not to miss. The real strength of Blend lies int heir ability to entertain crowds of all ages with their renditions of songs that most everyone has heard at one point or another. Adult tickets are $12 in advance,$15 the day of show. Youth tickets are $7 in advance,$10 the day of show. For tickets or more information,call 382-2525 or visit www.HighlandsLittleThe atre.orgEvents planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Naomi today. Christmas Eve party is from 4-7 p.m. Monday. Karaoke by KJ on Wednesday and music by Patsy 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 karaoke by Firemen today; call for time. Volunteer party,music by Larry Musgrave is from 6-10 p.m. Monday. Karaoke by Bama Jam on Wednesday and Friday, music by Franke E. on Thursday and by Big Freddie on Saturday.All times from 6-10 p.m. For more information,call 465-0131. CO MMUNITYBRIEFS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Dec. 19 at approximately 6:30 p.m.,following a lengthy investigation,members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at 101 McGahee Ave. Apt. 105. During the search of the apartment a significant amount of cocaine,commonly packaged for sale,was recovered. Additionally,a smaller amount of prescription drugs,drug paraphernalia and more than $10,000 in cash was seized. A short time after entry was made into the apartment, the resident,Terrence Sholtz, arrived at the scene and was taken into custody. Sholtz, 34,was charged with Possession of Harmful New Legend Drug Without a Prescription,Possession of Cocaine,Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Sell within 1,000 feet of a Church and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sholtz bonded out of jail in less than 24 hours with a bond of $17,000. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Richard Kilborn of the Special Investigations Unit at 402-7389. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477or via the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. Search warrant results in arrest The digital age may be upon us and maybe it is ani Pad world. The big newspapers may want us to go online to get the news,and the growth of social media has us thinking we are allj ournalists with the ability to make the news when, where and how we want. Nevertheless,scrapbooks are still important. Smallb usinesses are still important. We,as small towns and communities,are still important. The fact is a newspaper i n a small town is its backbone. Its there for the good and the bad. Its theref or historys sake. Its there for local news that you may or may not find ino ther places. Its there to put your kids picture in the p aper,to let everyone know who got married,who died, whos a local hero,whatsn ew in town; its what the News-Sun is for us. T he News-Sun is Highland Countys oldest newspaper and has had many names through the years. Staff members havec ome and gone. However, its dedication to Sebring a nd all of Highlands County remains the same. As a true partner in the c ommunity,it is here to report about the countys g rowth,challenges and the people who make this the best county in Florida. T he following history lesson is from an article in the commemorative book, The 100 Years of Sebring,written by News-S un publisher Romona Washington. Romona began her career at the News-Sun in 1980,and in 2009,she was named publ isher. Scott Dressel became editor in 2009,and they both have been a pleasure to work with during this year. T he first newspaper published in Sebring was called the Sebring News.O nly one issue,that of August 1912,was officially documented. The enduringS ebring News was inaugurated June 23,1928. It was e stablished by Eugene Schaefer of the Broking Printing Company,and thee ditor was N.A. Broking, who also served asbusiness m anager and staffer.The duo was publishing the Bowling Green News in Hardee County when they fulfilled an interest to starta publication in Highlands County. The newspaper e xperienced steady growth during the Great Depression,except for ac ouple of years in the early 1930s. T he newspaper was sold March 21,1946 to the Perry Group of newspap ers. Broking continued as editor,although Schaefer had sold his interest in the newspaper in 1937. Prior to the Sebring News,area res-i dents gained their news from a variety of publications. W.M. Hetherington, Recording history C entennial Notebook By Jen Brown Continued on page 6A S ee NEWS-SUN,page 7A Centennial Mural dedicated to city News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR A rtist James Hahn (from left) and art agent Hugh Liddle listen as Sebring Mayor George Hensley describes the importance of Hahns mural to the City of Sebring Friday afternoon during the dedication of the mural. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Artists Kay and James Hahn dedicate their Sebring Centennial Mural Friday afternoon amongst local dignitaries and friends. The couple composed, designed and painted the mural to encompass the heart and soul of the communit y since its beginnings in 1912.

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C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com V ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com A DVERTISING www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 23, 2012Page 3A E ditors note: Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New Yorks Sun,and the response written by veteran newsmanF rancis Pharcellus Church was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21,1897. It has become the most reprinted newspaper editorial ever,a nd the News-Sun presents it every year in the issue before Christmas. Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. S ome of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. P apa says,If you see it in The Sun its so. Please tell me the truth; is t here a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon 1 15 West Ninety-Fifth Street. Virgina,your little friends are wrong. They have been a ffected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensibleb y their little minds. All minds,Virginia,whether they be mens or childrens,are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect,ana nt,in his intellect,as compared with the boundless world about him,as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Y es,Virginia,there is a Santa Claus. He exists as cert ainly as love and generosity and devotion exist,and you know that they abound andg ive to your life its highest beauty and joy.Alas! how d reary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith t hen,no poetry,no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment,except in sense and sight. The eternal lightw ith which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believei n fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus,but even if they did not see Santa Claus comingd own,what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa C laus,but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the worlda re those that neither children nor men can see. Did you e ver see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not,but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wond ers there are unseen and unseeable in the world. Y ou may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside,but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not thes trongest man,nor even the united strength of all the s trongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy,poetry,love,romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the s upernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia,in all this world there is nothing else real and a biding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives,and he lives f orever. A thousand years from now,Virginia,nay,ten times ten thousand years from now,he will continue to make glad the heart of childh ood. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Instead of paying bonus, hire some peopleEditor: I will make this short. Is it a bonus or the bone? More than $200,000 for bonus money to people who are drawing a paycheck? Shades of present and past county officials. Why give a bonus to people who draw a paycheck? Why not hire 10 workers to give some relief to at least 10 families or more. Most county (employees) have two paychecks coming in to their homes,so let the people in charge bring some cheer for some veterans or people who have not had a check. We need to start kicking these noncaring people out of the positions they hold when not in the best interest of the people of the county. We have a very high unemployment rate here,so 10 people,look how much that would help even if the job just lasted one year,then they can get unemployment and might be saving homes. Wake up county. Clarence Neeley Lake PlacidWake me up from this dreamEditor: Please bear with me in my older age as Im stuck in memories past. You see, I remember a time when every time I ate out,I choked on cigarette smoke from some stranger at a nearby table, who couldnt enjoy the pleasures of food without blowing their smoke my way in a small,crowded eatery. Thirty minutes later I had severe asthma attacks and Id vow Id never go back to that place again! It took experts nearly 50 years to realize the dangers of second-hand smoke and do something about it. And now,I remember the day when my rights ended where someone elses began. Do you remember that,Mr. E ditor? My friends tell me Im dreaming. They say weve always had the right to infringe on the rights of others. They also tell me our state supreme court says that its OK for others to blast their music as their freedom of speech,even though my ears and my nerves are suffering the damage. Please Mr. Editor,write me a Dear Virginia letter that reassures me its not true and that on Christmas morning Ill wake up and find under my tree,my rights to peace and quiet and that a new,sane,reasonable supreme court is on the bench. Because you see,Mr. Editor,if there right,then Ill be deaf and in my grave before the experts realize the damage and do something about it. Jo Antley Sebring BouquetsMany help with Christmas at YEditor: The sound of Christmas is in the air. The second annual Christmas at the Y was full of magical holiday fun as more than 450 people came to celebrate with us on Dec. 14 and 15. Both nights featured spirited holiday performances from Justus Martin,The Wacasters,and Nala Price. Our very own Dave Scheck lead participants through our always popular cake walk while other Y staff and many volunteers helped by working at our concessions, games,bounce house,giant slide,and train ride. A special thanks to Santa for coming to take pictures with all of the children who came,and thank you to Delaney Photography for donating their time and talents to capture all the moments with our jolly,red cloaked friend. The Highlands County Family YMCA would also like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters for the evening. We would not be able to have t he impact we do without your help and support:E-Stone USA Corporation, Signtastic,Taylor Rental,ABC Discount Appliance Inc.,Highlands Independent Bank,LaQuinta Inn & Suites,Windmill Farms & Nurseries, Dr. T.C. Lackey,Champion for Children,Papa Johns,C.N.S. Auctions, Air & Electrical Services,Don Joses Mexican Restaurant,Delaney Photography,Henrys Country Motors, Bowyer Physical Therapy,Rob Livingston,Attorney,AXA Foundation, Dr. Nasim Khan,P.S. Signs & Graphics,Pizzanos,Carols Upholstery,Publix Southgate,Sebring Pawn,Eric Zwayer,All About Lawns, Positive Mobility,Waldron Chiropractic,Nurse On Call,Party Monster,and RCH Vending. Highlands County Family YMCACentral Security, HCSO help pricelessEditor: Are you looking for a security system? Only Jack knows why it was necessary to go outside at 2:20 a.m. Friday morning. Neglected to disengage the security system,as the door was opened,the alarm went off. Took several minutes to get to the keypad to shut the system off. Usually Central Security calls to make sure everything was O.K. There was no call. Less than 10 minutes later a flashlight was seen in my backyard when asked what he was doing,the deputy then explained Central Security called the sheriff due to an alarm activation the deputy was checking the property. A sense of security is a priceless item at 2:20 a.m.,it is serene. I am so thankful for the immediate response of Central Security and the sheriffs office. Audra I. Aubin Sebring I meant to write a Christmas column this week,talking about the upcoming holiday and maybe poking a little light-h earted fun at my lastminute preparations. B ut its very hard for me to get into that kind of mood this week. Not whena madman decided last week it would be a good i dea to shoot up an elementary school. Twenty-six people died,not counting t he killer who turned his weapon on himself and his mother. Twenty-six people. Twenty of them young chil-d ren. It hurts just to type that. What kind of human being targets six-year-olds? What could possibly have been going through thek illers mind that would justify this atrocity? P eople are upset,and rightly so. When evil paintsa target on the innocent,we should have strong feelings about it. We should weep with the families of the victims and pray for them. Wes hould be angry that someone chose to commit an act of such despicable evil. The day we dont feel anything when something liket his happens is the day weve lost something vital to our humanity. I pray that never happens to any of us. Because the killer used guns,gun control has come up for debate yet again. According to a poll conducted by CNN,a bare majorityof respondents favor major restrictions on gun ownership,if not an outright ban. Before you take these poll numbers seriously,however,keep in mind three things:the number of people polled was ridiculously small (620 people!),the margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 4 percent,and the poll was taken the Monday and Tuesday after the shootings,while emotions are still running high. Oh,and one more thing: in the same poll a little over half the respondents think such attacks will continue to happen no matter what the government does. I can understand why people run to the gun control argument. It is on the surface an easy fix. Just ban this or that type of gun, a nd everything will be fine. At least thats the impress ion I get from some of their arguments. I hate to be the bearer of b ad news,but I really doubt that more gun laws a re going to solve this. Because when you get right down to it,the gun isnt the r eal problem. A gun is a tool. A tool capable of horrific damage, but still merely a tool. It takes a human being to puti t to evil or good use. And gun control fails in general to address the human element,despite things such as background checks. T he real problem that causes attacks like the one i n Newtown is a societal one. There are people ino ur country who have lost their moral compass. They believe the lives of others have little to no worth. And that they can act withi mpunity. This is not so easy to fix. Because in many ways our country its has lost its moral compass. That bringsc onsequences. When we as a society lose our way,is it really so shocking that young people will stray off the path? Am I saying that a return to God and old fashioned values would prevent things like the shooting in Newtown? I am not arrogant enough to say it would prevent it 100 percent. But it could reduce the number of such atrocities. This has been a difficult column to write. Because in the end,as long as people have free will,we run the risk of horrible things happening. And sometimes all we can do is hug our loved ones and pray that it doesnt happen again for a long,long time. I wish I could give you more than that. 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. Twenty-six precious souls Lauras Look Laura 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 editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.

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C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com SFCC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, m ain, artist series; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 CHICANES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 munity but always rememb ered the lessons learned at their beloved E.O. Douglas. After integration,many of the students of Highlands County,both black andw hite,became aquatinted with one another,a fact many feel lucky to have. School Superintendent Wally Cox spoke during theE .O. Douglas Monument Ceremony Friday about the memories he had of the many alumni from the school. I was a young person attending an all-white Sebring High School in1 967. I always thought that if I was a student at E.O. I probably wouldnt have likedm oving from my school to this new place. I cant imagi ne it was easy. But Im grateful for it (integration). Its been a blessing to mea nd to so many in the community. I have so many more f riends now that I wouldnt have. Our paths just wouldt have crossed,Cox said. As hard as the change was,its been a blessing tom any of us. Several of the teachers f rom E.O. impacted not only its students lives,but the lives of those like Cox whon ever even entered the schools doors. Cox praised t wo E.O. instructors specifically Coach William Blanding and Principal S amuel Nixon Jr. He was a very honest man,Cox said of Blanding. Mr. Nixon was just a wonderful man. He taught mew hat being a servant leader is all about. Many alumni followed the superintendents address; all stating the same facts aboutt heir school and the great teachers they had. C lass of 1959 graduate M attie Wyche praised beloved music instructor Mrs. L.B. White following a beautiful solo song dedicated to former classmates andE .O. Thank God for Mrs. W hite. I played around a lot and she made me sing even when I didnt want to. Mr.( Robert) Saffold stayed on me and told me Mattie R obinson,you better straighten upand Major Callahan introduced me to C hrist in the school house and I thank him for that, Wyche said. Barbara Hobbs,class of 1949 graduate,had fondm emories of the old oak tree under which the new monument now stands. There are so many things that went on under this oldt ree. Im glad this tree cant talk,Hobbs said with a l augh. Its been 60 years s ince Ive been here and it holds so many beautiful memories. I will never forget this tree. H obbs went on to describe the many schemes and plans s he and her classmates conjured up under the old oak tree. Tales of cafeterias trikes and dress code violations filled the air with l aughter as alumni remembered their strict principal, Nixon,and the full lunch m enu they were served daily. At the close of the ceremony,E.O. Douglas Alumni Foundation Board President Rev. Robert Walker statedt he importance of the monument for every person in the community. So much of our history was lost. It wasnt writtend own; it was lost,discarded and just thrown away, W alker said. It took a lot of r esearch to find all these people and their writings. Today we are honoring some dynamic men. These men had to have been just ass mart,intelligent and fearless as Mr. Nixon. T he E.O. Douglas monument features the name of each of the principals onr ecord. Eight mens names are engraved on a beautiful s tone that now stands proudly under the schools old, beloved oak tree. e will be adding to this,Walker said. This will become a place with beautiful walkways and fountainsf or our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy. This isnt the last thing that we are doing. The monument unveiling k icked off the beginning of the E.O. Douglas 12th bia nnual reunion. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR The E.O. Douglas Alumni Foundation Monument Committee members untie the monument that has been revealed to dozens of alumni Friday morning. Alumni gather under the oak B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Donald Wallen sat downw ith the News-Sun for a conversation on Friday. He is a volunteer with Employer Support of Guard and Reserve,known by itsi nitials as ESGR. Very few members of the reserves or national guard know about the organization,Wallen said,and he wants toc hange that. Created by the Department of Defense,E SGR is designed to help the reservists and guardsmen called to active duty ors erving their monthly and annual obligations and t heir spouses who are having difficulty with their civilian employers. P roblems for the parttime soldiers and their fami lies grew after 9/11, Wallen said,because so many were called to active duty for significant periods of time. In the beginning,many employers were firing t hem,Wallen said. And there was no one to explain the laws protectingr eservists and guardsmen to those employers,or speak t o them on behalf of the employees. The ESGR provides an o mbudsman to work out a ny difficulties. In addition,in March of 2012 the ESGR joined with the National Chamber of Commerce Foundation andC apital One for their H2H program Heroes 2 Hire a coordinated effort to secure 500,000 employment commitments for vet-e rans of all kinds. In 2012, H2Hs goal was to hold 400 job fairs also open to husbands and wives of veterans. T he fairs bring business and job seekers together. Wallen said most e mployers are understanding and supportive. Some even go out of their way.T hose outstanding businesses are honored as P atriotic Employers. om Dettman (Sebring Police Chief) and SusanB enton (Highlands County sheriff) have both been h onored as Patriotic Employers,Wallen said. That means they look for vets,reservists or guards to hire. T he next job fair close to Highlands County is Jan. 1 3 in Tampa. For more information contact Wallen at 346-7611o r dwallen@comcast.net or Ernie Lombardi,the H 2H director for the S/E Region,at (2025 or elombardi@uscham b er.com S upport available for military veterans Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K R OSIE SHAFFER Rosie Louise Struemph Shaffer,72,of Avon Park, Fla.,died Monday Dec. 10, 2012,in the Cox SouthH ospital in Springfield,Mo. Rosie was born on March 2, 1940 in Osage County,Mo. She iss the daughter of Rose Conner Struemph and the late Charles Struemph. Rosie was married to Franklin A Shaffer. Surviving Rosie is her mother,Rose Struemph of Belle,Mo.; daughter,Bonnie Patricia Olsen (Tom) of Fort Myers,Fla.; granddaughters, Laura and Katherine; and great-granddaughter,Nyla; daughter,Delorse Reinsch (MichaelMo.; grandchildren,Justin,Billy and Christopher; and greatgrandchildren,Jacob and J ake; son,Franklin Schaffer of Avon Park,Fla.; daughter, Wanda Sue Brockwell of Berryville,A laska; granddaughters,Danielle and Cindy (Havey) Horton; and great-grandchldren,Emberly, Joslynn,Samatha and Tessa Jean; son,Mark Wayne Shaffer (Veronica) of Belle, Mo. Also surviving Rosie is her son Luks family,grandchildren Josh,Zachary and T ommy; great-grandchildren Danielle and Christian; and daughter Gales family of four grandchildren. She is survived by four brothers,C larence Struemph of Desoto,Mo.,Jack Struemph of St. Clair,Mo.,and Larry and Henry Struemph,both of Belle,Mo.; and a sister,Anne Marie Dingley of Belle Mo. Rosie is preceded in death by her husband,Franklin; a son,Bill Luke Shaffer; and daughter,Gale VandeBrake. Condolences may be made by contacting Patricia Olsen at (239 Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com CENTRAL FLORIDA C ASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 1 1 5 5 Ande Cobb; 3.639"; 3"; Black; obit, 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 9 9 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obits pg, vets ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 2 2 0 0 9 9 Special to the News-SunS EBRING Heartland Rural Health Network I nc.hosted a Diabetes Master Clinician Program (DMCPvento n Dec. 7 at Inn on the Lakes to recognizetwo l ocal providers and the Networks two Community Health Workers for achieving excellence in quality diabetes care forrural pop-u lations in Highlands and Hardee counties. K elly J. Johnson,HRHN executive director,opened the event with a welcomet o Dr. Kathleen Welch Wilson and team from H ardee Family Medical Group and Dr. Miguel Beltre and team from Sun N Lake MedicalGroup as well as Dr.Edward Shahady,DMCP medical director,andTamara Cruz and Judy Vekasy,HRHNsc ommunity healthworkers. Natoy BakerRobinson,DMCP coordinator,explained her commitment to the program and tot he providers and staff involved in the DMCP. T hose present were recognized withindividualc ertificates as well as both practices being recognized by the Florida Academy of F amily Physicians Foundation as Centers of D iabetes Excellence. Shahady reviewed a PowerPoint that reflected e ach practices data within the diabetes registry. He discussed opportunities and successes of both p ractices. Cruz and Vekasy were also presented withDiabetes University c ertificates. U pon distributing the certificates the floor was opened for comments.Welch-Wilson said,I can see the progression at each(patients) v isit after they seea CHW. Beltresaid,Because of t his program,my medical office has changed how we treat diabetes. TheDiabetes Master Clinician Program is a team effort and the dedication to serving patients within ac ommunity-based setting helps contribute to the o verall achievement of diabetes goals and the successo f the DMCP as a whole. For further information, contact Baker-Robinson at 452-6530,ext. 301. Network recognizes local providers for quality diabetes care C ourtesy photo Tamara Cruz (second from left) and Judith Vekasy (fourth from left), community health workers,accept their Diabetes University certificates from Kelly Johnson, Natoy Baker-Robinson, and Dr. Edward Shahady (left to right). VFW Post 3880 will host C hristmas hors doeuvres at 4 p.m. Tuesday. For details, c all 699-5444. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will host music by Larry Musgrave on Wednesday; call for time. Women of the Moose Joint Officers Business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by a general meeting at 8 p.m. Music by Frank E. from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Gary and Shirley from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. See an officer for details of New Years Eve dinner. Music by Long Shot. Any questions,call 655-3920. The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave.,will host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday. Nickel Scrambles is at 1:15 p.m.W ednesday. Mini-shuffleboard Tournament at 1:15 p.m. Friday. For more information,call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Activity Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the dining room. Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.; meal costs $6.50. To dance only, costs $3. Music will be provided by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12. To dance only,costs $3. Dance to Don and Allen from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information,call 4713557. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Shaffer OBITUARY New To Town?Call today to start your subscription tomorrow.And keep current on Highlands County To subscribe call circulation at863-385-6155 N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS William Booker, 7, lights up Saturday morning, while shopping for toys during the Florida Sportsman Christmas Shopping Spree at Kmart in Sebring. Booker was one of more than 100 children who received a $60 gift card to make their Christmas dreams come true. Youngsters aged 7-17 from throughout the Heartland pre-applied with the Florida Sportsman Association to receive a gift card. Robert Saffold, founder of the Florida Sportsman Association, gives people instructions before the start of the annual ChristmasS hopping Spree at Kmart in S ebring. Saffold has organi zed the local shopping spree event for 30 years, h elping provide Christmas p resents to children in n eed. To learn more or to make a contribution contact Saffold at 381-5166. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Christmas comes early for 100 children In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K P olice Chief Phil Williams provides a third choice. He has expressed an interest in becoming Lake Placids administrator. Im happy being police chief,Williams said. Im not even sure they (the council) know what they want to do at this point. This gives them some additional flexibili ty. Well just have to wait and see. Williams paused,than gave a half jokingly warning, couldnt be objective if thes ubject of the police department came up. Mayor John Holbrook echoed Williamsgeneral assessment. We still haventd ecided,he told the NewsSun. We did change the wording of our open position advertisement,changing it to clerk/administrator. The posi-t ion will be advertised until Jan. 7,so nothing happens u ntil then. e want to do something i n January,Holbrook added. e want there to be time for Arlene to get the new person acclimated as to how the town goes about its business,andw hat the pending issues are. Marline Barger,part of a small,informal,citizen group, said two essential points need to be acknowledged by thec ouncil and mayor:The council must provide the new position with the authority to carry out the assigned responsibilities and it must notm icro-manage town staff. In terms of applicants B arger said,Wed like the council to cast the net and seew hats out there.Should Williams be interviewed for the job,however,Barger said, Phil will do a fine job. But he should be sure to interviewt he council just as much they interview him. He should i nsist an getting the authority needed to get the job done. T he issue should be given a high priority,Barger added. March is only three months away a lot needs to be done before Arlene leaves,Barger said. e need a timeline,and we need to follow that timeline. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 23, 2012Page 7A 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 MARTIAL ARTS (pp 2x3 ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6 5 5 8 8 CITY OF SEBRING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main a, 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 5 5 a n editor and publisher of the Sebring News and publisher and co-owner of the Avon Park Sun,noted a Sebring Recorder published Feb. 20,1913; another Sebring News published Jan. 9,1914; the Sebring White Way published Nov. 26, 1914; and the Sebring American published March 8,1929. In addition,there was a Highlands American,which was a combination of the Sebring White Way and the Sebring American. There was also a Highlands County News. When the Sebring White Way was sold to Perry Newspapers in 1945,the name changed to the Sebring News,which also included a merger with the Sebring American. A competing paper,Highlands Herald, was also purchased by Perry and merged with The Sebring News. In 1971, Hetherington retired and the Avon Park and Sebring newspapers were bought by General Newspapers,Inc. Six months later,the newspapers were sold to the New York Times Company. In 1983,the Avon Park Sun and Sebring News merged their efforts to produce the first Sunday NewsSun edition. Both papers were eventually merged to become the New-Sun,with the addition of the Friday publication coming in 1996 to make it what it is today. In 2000,the newspaper was sold to Better Built Newspapers and in 2004, HarborPoint Media took ownership of the property. The News-Sun,Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper since 1927,cares about the community they serve. They celebrate their history,they continue their tradition,and they thank you for sharing your stories. Newspapers like the NewsSun report on local news stories with accuracy and depth that effect their readers,they distribute to individuals and in doing so,they cultivate a community. By residents reading the News-Sun it enables them to educate our citizens,it ensures that they continue to flourish as an important resource and to help maintain a healthy democracy.All you need to do is your part and support the News-Sun, read it so youll know whats happening in your community. Once again,I give sincere thanks to the News-Sun for allowing me the newspaper space to keep everyone informed throughout the Centennial Year,for all of the Centennial coverage,for participating in The Centennial Bed Race,and for being such a pleasure to work with. Next week will be the final Centennial Notebook article; it will be the last hoorah. Jen Brown was a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee and is a member of the Sebring Historical Society. C ontinued from page 2A News-Sun has been here since 1927 Continued from page 1A Lake Placid faces town clerk decision next year deployed to Jalalabad, Afghanistan on March 12, 2012. Even when he reenlisted recently. He blossomed in the Army,said Mrs. Hill, pride resonating in her voice. I knew he would do well. He graduated withh onors from basic training, and just before he came home he was named Soldier of the Month. A specialist,Hill repairs s mall arms,which means everything from hand-guns to howitzers. His role is critical. He is the man who makes sure every soldiers weapon fires every time thet rigger is squeezed. When faulty weapons c ould not get to Hill,he went to the weapons, including those in distant,d angerous places. His tour of duty lasted nine months. A ssigned to the 4th Battery,4th Infantry Division,Hill and his fellow soldiers returned to the United States in December.T hey landed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs to p rocess through the Armys re-integration program. A formal welcome home cere-m ony was planned. Mrs. Hill was not going to let her son walk off the plane from Afghanistan without some-b ody waiting with a warm hug,so she flew out. The ceremony took your breath away,Mrs. Hill said. It was 2:30 in them orning,but the place was packed,including children. There was a Santa Claus and bounce houses and all kinds of food. T he returning soldiers began to march in,four abreast. Smoke came in from underneath the doors and the song Proud to bea n Americanwas playing loud,Mrs. Hill said, unable to keep the emotiono ut of her voice. They really did it up right. The Hills are grateful T ray is back home,with all his fingers and toes. They c ouldnt think of a better Christmas gift. Hes in the United States a nd Im sleeping a lot better,Mrs. Hill said. T ray arrived home Saturday to a massive surprise party in his familys yard. Family,his friends,his parentsfriends,a nd neighbors got together, all eager to say,Thank G od youre back,safe and sound. Home for the holidays C ontinued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS T he Sebring Police Department and Sebring Fire Department respond to Capital Pawn on Friday afternoon to investigate a n envelope containing an unknown white powdery substance. The envelope was addressed to an employee of the pawn shop who opened it and notified authorities. The Sebring Fire Departments HazMat team was dispatched to retrieve a sample of the substance, which was tested on the scene using specialized equipment. According to Sebring Fire Department Chief Brad Batz, I determined it was not hazardous and sent the remaining substance to the lab for further a nalysis. H azMat team called out

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C M Y K Lake Country ElementaryDear Santa, Can I get a game a pc game for Christmas because evry-b ody got a game Can I get a game. L ove, Kelvis D ear Santa, I want for Christmas is tablit anda bikk and a baby dlou and a Chrismas tree anda Christmas book For my BrutnrAJ and x box I want 2 tablit. Love, Antranique D ear Santa, A ll I Want for Christmas iS a mini Bike and a ATV and SaS for my mini Bike and my ATV. We wish you a Mery Christmas and a happy noyer. L ove, Blaine Stephen D ear Santa, I want for Christmas is a 3Dsa tblet, and legos and games for Xbox 360 and carsa nd lego car andI hop you are redey for geven preset for C hristmas. Love, Alex Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a bike and a mustache and a fire truck and a train truck and I wota ipod and a DS with 2 games a nd a nerf gun and a l nore bike Frome Ethan Dear Santa, AllI want for Chrisxmes isa s among. L ove, Cameron Mivejc Dear Santa, I whunt a Tomes set,can I hav the hd shop ples Love, Arthur D ear Santa, All I wed like is close and games for Dsi and krards erasers and dry erase markers a pet poir it and a toy lifsaver. Have a mary christmas. From: Gio Dear Santa, I want a pinguine, Mavie up, neclis, baby dolls, close, shoes, new glasses, eyer raings, face wisy, high hilses,a new backp ack, a tablit, fanger nale poli sh, raingas, face nails. Love, Carissi Dear Santa, I want for christmas SDS it gun. Loying love bear bug ipob. From Jordan Dear Santa, I want a iphone, Phone, bike, Zidra wache, Zidra fanger nails,Joulry, School Suplies, Sharpiner, pinsals, marakers, earaser, paper, A big math book. A big science and I hop you, your wife and and the raindeers have had a good Christmas. Love, Iamyja Dear Santa, I want a roking horse stompes and dream light and a bike and a game and a play shopping toys and others stuff. I hope you have your randers ready for Christamas. from Veronica Dear Santa, I wad like roler, scalse for c hrismas. And a horse watch. A nd Please a macanical pencil. A nd wen I get Back I will Be Behaveb. And I hope you have aS afe chrip this year and miss crass and the efs. Love Jackie Dear Santa, I wad like Games for me wii and a xbox360 and I hope your raindeers are redy. Love, Gabino D ear Santa, Im am Sarey I didnot rint you a note in a log time.And for Christmas I wat to have a Pasw ord groll. And tell the els I sed h iyer And I wish to macke my t eech wish cam chroo. And plees tellmy il the redeeys ir vaye like my food I made for vem.And can you poot in mys tocing and howsee ball. Love Cameron Edwers Dear Santa, A llI want for christmas is a kittin,camra, forweeler, tablit, man,ereing, I hope you have a grat year Tel Misis, clos to m acke jinjerbred cokies and I want to glow my deck down. Brendon Alexander Carrion Dear Santa, F or xmas I want a nook color, a new bike, gak coler mixer, a d og, and a new bed. P.S. mery xmas from all Genisis Mikel and KoBy Mrs. Wilsons 2nd Grade C lass D ear Santa, I have been a good boy I like helping my Mom and Dad because they might get hoct for christms I Want a X box 360 and a car Please. Happy Christmas. L ove, Erik Dear Santa, Iam a good boy at School and at home.Santa I amadonsgood are you doing good? I w ishfora Xbox 360.I was for a nd wii 2.and a yo-yo For chrimas. Love Luis Diaz Dear Santa, Im a good girl Im Special b ecause I help my mom out with my brothes. you are the best Person inthe whole wide world your the best because you give alot of presents I Love you.May I please have a pink quad and a pink touch screen tablet.and an light green ds IxL. May I Please have I also want a Ipod and the cover is light green and the Ipod color is going to be pink and I also Want a light green cover and the real Phone color is going to be Pink and I also want a light green lap Top. Love, Ayla Dear Santa, I want a X box 360 and a game Named Call of Duty Black ops 2. also want a trick bike and a double X scooter. also want aHat W leels and a 305 and Mario car7 anda sky lander giant and santa is going to give my famly a happy cnristmas. y our friend, Carlos G. D ear Santa, how are you doing today g ood I hope So Santa I have been a good boy Past The week I wowd like a Tablet. and a riestick too Santa and I left you S ome cookies and milk on The c ounter and help my baby b rother do his math. Love, Lazavion D ear Santa, I have been a Good boy I have been doing math writing science and reading.I havef riends named L azavion,Frankie,CarlorG.,Carlo sH and Zack I want Call of Duty Back ops 2 and wipe out.Ia lways obey my momand dad and I want Sky I andergiant.Hav a Good Holiday. your friend, Yahir Dear Santa, I want a x Box 360 please.I a m a good boyat shool and s ometimes iam a bad boy. sometimes i Like to play the game. My b rother Rey be git to Play the game too. SanktaI Whant a gamefor the xBox360 call Call of dutyBlack ops two. I Will dom y best on the sPelling test on Friday. I Love Christmas b ecause you can get presents. Love, Frankie Cortes Dear Santa, I am being a good boy I am in second grade. theseare the t hings I want. I want a 3D, a n ew mario Brothers 2 for 3Ds m ariocart/super mario 3D1 and mario and sonic for myBrother. and can you get a 3Ds for myB rother. MarioKickers mario cart. Mario lennwlians formers for3Ds. I want a new Pistal For my Dad and whatever momw ants. L ove, Zack Dear Santa, h ow are you today?I hope you have a good Chrstmas you are so Special to me. I have been a good boy and practicing my spelling words. I left you some cookies I really love my sister. happy Holiday Santa. L ove, Carlos H. D ear Santa, I am being a good leader and a good girl. I am good with my mom and dad and my brothers.I help my mom clean everything but sometimes I clean by myself. Dear Santa cluas WhenI come from school I take care of my little brother and my to cousins. May I please have a real puppy and a game Please can I please have a real bike and I want a DVD and a real goldfish. I also want a real bunny. Love Yosenia D ear Santa, I have been a good girl. I h ave been good at helping my Sister and my mom. I do suff like clean my room. At school I am a good helper too. I help mys ister pick up paper outside some timesI help my mom c ook. May I please have a bike, a real puppy and a kitchen I w ant a game and the DVD Magascar n. I want a coloring book pencils and sharpened pencils. I also want playdough a nd a doll. I want a bunny too. Your friend, Laura Castro Dear Santa, I am a Good Girl.I help peop le like my mom andI Love Christmeis day I wish I could h avea lot of Toys.I wish now that I can have a beautiful Christmas dayand you and your elves Happy Chrstmas Santa Love, Isela D ear Santa, IDo my Homework WhenI get outof School. and I Do my Class room at School Toso clean myroom I love Chrstmas merry Christmas I want a Xbox360 anda 3Ds andS aparmakinBrother L ove Galilea Dear Santa, I am insecond grade. I work hard atschool everday, we do Science and otheractivies. we DoreadandIwant a 3DS and a game called Steet fighter. I Love Christmas too. Santa Iwant anipodand Mario cart2 for my mom and my Dad I want a new jacket. I aleane, shirt for my mom. f rom Doyan Martinez Dear Santa, When I get home after shcool I do my homework. May I p lease have a pet hamestir. may I Please have a wii you. may I Please have a new clock. From Landon D ear Santa, I have been a good girl. and e verything on the hotm of this is what i want mad it is AA merican Girl doll and som bak in the back and a Za Za pet A baby sheep, dog A baby Zobb. from Sophia Wheeler Ms. Browns first-grade class Dear Santa, We love you because you b ring us presents. Do you like snow? Santa will you give me s ome school clothes for Christmas? Love, Colton Dear Santa, H ow are your elves? How are y our reindeer? I love you. Love, Giovani Dear Santa, How are your elves? How old are you? Is Mrs. Claus good? Are you watching us? Are yous trong? You are big. How can you live in the North Pole? Love, Ricardo Dear Santa, I hope you have a happy holi day. How old are you? How are t he elves? You are nice. I hope I can sing you a Christmas song. The elves work so hard, thats why I want to say thank you. Love, Josselyn B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, December 23, 2012 LIVING Editors Note: As much as possible,the letters are printed just a s they were written by the students at Lake Country and Fred Wild Elementary Schools. Some letters did not have the teachers name on them,but were sure Santa can figure ito ut. Continued on p age 3B

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C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunA ries (March 21-April 20) Both social and business communication require some tact this week,Aries. You can handle it,and yous hould be prepared to meet some interesting people. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,your confidence and energy are strong, but you seem to be having difficulty sitting still for enough time to get a handle on other people's opinions and viewpoints. Gemini (May 22-June 21) New options present themselves that are excellent f or educational pursuits, Gemini. Friends will be supportive of any ideas that you devise,even if they seem a little off-center. C ancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,this week you could gain the attention of people in high positions. Use the opportunity to get your best points heard if you have the chance. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,this should be one of those glorious weeks when you have the feeling that everything is moving along smoothly and according to your master plan. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,your confidence is high and there is just about nothing that you fear or think you cannot handle this week. Float along on these feelings of euphoria for a while. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you will show leadership in your profession over the next several days. This also will extend into your personal life,where y ou may have more energy in home affairs. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,indulge your curiosities,as your imagina-t ion and creativity are very high. Projects that require artistic work or writing should be the top priority on your list. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,this is a good week to explore new business opportunities. Apply your efforts to solving some complex problems that others have shied away from. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 2 0) Capricorn,your feelings of restlessness might be because you're not accustomed to sitting still for too long. You will think of wayst o fill the time. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Broaden your social contacts,Aquarius,and this way you will extend your professional reach as well. There always are opportunities for networking. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You may find that needs at home quickly drain you of any energy,Pisces. Simplify your routine to find s ome relief. Famous birthdaysDec. 23 Susan Lucci, actress,66; Dec. 24 Stephanie Meyer,author,39; Dec. 25 Sissy Spacek, actress,63; Dec. 26 Beth Behrs,actress,27; Dec. 27 Bill Goldberg,wrestler,46; Dec. 28 Maggie Smith, actress,78; Dec. 1 Ted Danson,actor,65. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 0 0 7 7 DIVERSIONS SECRETAGENTB y ERIK AGARD A CROSS 1 To be, to Balzac 5 Perfume oil 10 "It __ to me ..." 15 Classic pop favorite? 19 Number on le menu 20 "Next week on ..." ad 21 It's blocked by sunblock 22 Gives the sack 23 *Scenic souvenirs 26 Slow roller on a baseball diamond?27 Cuddle, in a way 28 Delivered a sermon2 9 Little green man? 30 Place for a pin 33 "Eww, more than In eed to know!" 34 Take exception 3 6 *Acupuncturist's targ et 41 One way or another 4 5 "Malcolm in the Middle" dad 4 6 Get rid of 47 Egyptian Christians 49 Prefix with cab5 0 Flips (through 53 Oscar-winning fore ign language film based on a Fugard novel5 6 Sap 57 Fesses up to 58 Memorable tumbler 59 *Nonconformist, idiomatically 6 2 Browns quickly 63 To-do list items 6 5 Aptly named fruits 66 Shore flier 6 7 *Cookies sent from home, say6 9 "Cmo __ usted?" 73 Apt to mope 75 Sofa cushion concerns 76 Legal right7 7 *Repair shop item 81 Old-style "once" 8 2 One just starting 83 Intense passion 8 4 Van Gogh masterpiece 86 Totals 8 7 Fall guy 8 8 Three-star mil. officer 90 Wheel with a knife nearby 92 __ de Cologne 93 Seventh-inning ritual 95 *Tense subject? 100 Space __ 1 02 Zip 103 "It's the Hard-Knock Life" musical 104 Singer LuPone 107 Didn't go along 110 Guitar parts114 Et __ 1 15 *British Sunday m eal staple 118 O'Brien predecessor and successor 119 Video game plumber 1 20 Looks for a vein 1 21 Pierre's South Dakota? 122 Eight-legged team 123 Rhett's last words 124 Actress MacDowell 1 25 Agents "hiding" in the answers to starred c lues DOWN 1 "House" actor 2 Voyage 3 Puerto __ 4 Lauds 5 Earth Day mo. 6 Afternoon ora 7 Brings down 8 Love of Latin 9 Faced head-on, as a c hallenge 10 To the point1 1 Cole Porter's "Well, Did You __?" 1 2 Put one's foot in it 13 Most miffed 14 Part of MS-DOS: Abbr. 15 *Protected area 1 6 Teacher's handout 1 7 Rosemary, e.g. 18 "__ with my little eye ..." 24 Seor's "some" 25 Author Hoag 29 Mess (up 3 1 Whines 32 Oldest of the gods, in Plato's "Symposium" 35 Cal. pages 3 6 Put into words 3 7 Takeover engineer 38 Composer of the "Beetlejuice" score3 9 Diminutive 4 0 Chuck 42 Rattletrap 43 Garfield's pal 44 Building addition4 8 Agreeably sharp-tasti ng 51 *Smokey Bear's bailiwick5 2 NYPD ranks 54 Typos and such 55 Fatty-acid esters 56 Soft & __: Dial product 58 MacGyver, so to s peak 60 Trendy fleece-lined boots 61 Malt beverage 63 It's often raw 64 Goosebump raiser 6 7 Target on the green 68 Mouth 70 "Evidently" 71 "Fresh entertainment" mint7 2 Eschewed cooking 74 On top of, to poets 76 Abbey title7 7 Yields to gravity 7 8 Bapt. or Meth. 7 9 Feast of Esther month 80 Nonkosher8 2 Certain club restriction 85 Together 86 Cereal box title 8 8 HDTV feature, often 89 Pulitzer-winning Cormac McCarthy novel9 1 Like a McJob 9 4 Mai __ 96 Wednesday's mom, to Gomez9 7 Last syllable 9 8 Fruit discard 99 Thing out on a limb 101 Caesar's land1 04 __ Alto 105 Michael's "FamilyT ies" role 106 Pea piercer 108 Milk choice 109 Leprechaun's turf 111 Mention 112 Sack opener? 113 Boot camp NCOs1 15 Soprano Sumac 1 16 I.M. with plans 117 Employ Solution on page 3B Is there anything that ticklesh earts of all ages in anticipation and hope as much as brightly wrapped surprises undert he Christmas tree? A few years ago my husband gave me a lovely neck-l ace that he creatively wrapped and placed under the tree Christmas Eve. C hristmas morning I saw a white teddy bear sitting on a wreath wrapped inb eads and garland while holding a pretty package. I c ouldnt wait to discover the hidden treasure. Kens love and the festive presen-t ation enlarged the capacity of the gift. H e related how I was on his mind one day while he delivered the mail. He passed a yard sale,saw the bear and wreath and hisi magination took flight. Just think how a simple s hoe box filled with lovingly chosen gifts and delivered through SamaritansP urse has the capacity to bring joy and eternal hope t o a child we have never met. The cin peace reminds m e that nothing compares with the capacity of Christmas giving in the first Christmas story. Wise men from the East c ame to Jerusalem. Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to wor-s hip Him,the Bible tells us in Matthew 2:2,NKJV. T hough they presented Jesus with gold,frankin-c ense and myrrh,first they worshipped him. Worship enlargedt heir hearts to present him with these significant gifts that held far more meaning than b eing costly. Gold represented purity and righteousness of life; frankincense was used for i ncense in sacrifices; and, myrrh was for use as a perfume and for embalming. T he magnitude of these gifts went far beyond their initial appearance to sym-b olize what was yet to come in Jesuslife; his purp ose to provide our salvation. However,the greatest c apacity in Christmas giving was displayed when G od the Father gave his Son,Jesus Christ (John 3: 16). Jesus showed us the Father through his life here on earth (John 14:9 b) andt hen took our place on the cross. After his death,resu rrection and ascension,he sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers (John 14:1 6-17). Peace is found in the p erson of Christ. It is eternal,available,and beyond our capacity to imagine. T his extravagant gift of incredible capacity and magnitude is a gift for time and eternity. It requires only one thing of us. Wem ust receive it with hearts of faith.Then who we are and what we do will flow out of the capacity of Gods love.Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. The capacity of Christmas giving New educational options open to Gemini this week Dear Abby: While searching for two of my husbands childhood friends,with his knowledge,I believe I may have found a child he doest know is his. Im not positive that the child is his,but the time frame and location indicate that he could be, and theres a strong resemblance to my husbands brother. (I have seen photos on the Internet.) I am curious whether my hunch is correct,but Im afraid of asking the questions,not knowing how they would be received. My husband is a kind and caring person,a great husband and father. The child could have been conceived during a casual,one-night stand before we started dating. I now wish I had never found this information because by not asking,I feel like Im in denial,and by not saying anything to him,I feel like a terrible person. If the child is his,the mother has kept this from him for more than 10 years. d really appreciate some input. Whats the right thing to do? Wondering in the Southwest Dear Wondering: I see nothing to be gained by withholding this from your spouse. Tell your husband about your research,and what you think you may have turned up. Then ask if he is acquainted with the childs mother. The resemblance could be coincidental, or the child could have been fathered by another family member. Dear Abby: One of my fond memories of my father when I was growing up was that he would always order my moms meal when we were out for dinner. Of course,she decided what she wanted to eat,but when the waiter came,my dad would always say,My wife would like the ...Now that Im older and married,my husband does the same for me. One couple we dine out with regularly gives me a difficult time about this tradition.They make comments like,Oh,Susans not allowed to speak in a restaurant.The wife has also told me she thinks its disrespectful to me when my husband orders my food. I have explained that it was a cherished memory of mine and not something forced on me. Its like when a man opens a door for a woman. I can definitely open the door myself, but I appreciate the sweet gesture. I try to respect opinions that differ from my own,andI dont expect everyone to do as I do. Do you think Im living in the Stone Age? Susan in Virginia Dear Susan: No,I do not; you appear to be living quite happily in the present. While the tradition you and your husband are observing is antiquated,you are hurting no one. Please allow me to make an observation:When couples dine out together socially,they are supposed to relax,entertain each other and have a good time. Giving you heartburn regarding who orders your dinner is rude,particularly since this couple has done it more than once and has been given an explanation. From my perspective,you might enjoy your evenings out more if you shared them with this particular couple less often. 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) 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C M Y K D ear Santa, H ow old are you? I wish you had a phone. I wish that you have a good time. How old are you Santa? How are the elves? I love you. Love, Lisette Dear Santa, I wish for you snow. Ive n ever seen snow before but I want snow to play. I would like t o make a snowman. I like your elves. L ove, Luis J. D ear Santa, We love you Santa. You give toys to kids. You live in the North Pole. Is it snowing at the North Pole? You have a Merry C hristmas. Love, Kyler Dear Santa, H ow are the elves? How are t he reindeer? Will you come to o ur classroom? I love you Santa, 100%. Love, Andy Dear Santa, M erry Christmas! How are t he elves? Santa, how are the reindeer? How is the snow at the North Pole? I like Santas sleigh. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Charles Dear Santa, I wish you would come to see us. I wish you a merry C hristmas. I wish to go with you. I wish you would bring your reindeer. I wish I could see your elves. From Justin D ear Santa, I love you. Thank you for making presents for people. How old are you? Where do you keep the reindeer? Love, German D ear Santa, H ow old are you? I hope your h oliday is wonderful. I hope you have good fun. How are the elves? Love, Jacqueline Dear Santa, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I hope you have fun. How are the elves? I love you. Love, Teraje Ms. Moretzs Class Dear Santa, Hi Santa and elves! How are y ou? I hope you are feeling w ell. Be safe on your big trip. I will leave you cookies and milk. I will be a good girl. Give girls and boys lots of toys. Get a good night sleep. Santa, can I get one Furby? Love, Sophya A. Dear Santa, Hi! How are you? How are the elves doing? Santa, tell me at Christmas...if you remember. I am excited! I will leave some cookies with milk for you. I will be in Arizona. So, I wont be able to see you this Christmas. What stinks this Christmas? Seth wont be able to see you. I would like a dollhouse like the other one. I am soooo sad because I wont be able to see you. Love, Kayleigh B. Dear Santa, Hi! Santa, how are you? I want a dress. Are your elves good at working hard? The elves are working. I hope you are well soon. How are you? Are you good? I will leave cookies and milk for you. I will leave carrots for your reindeer. I love you. Merry Christmas, Santa. I want a Nintendo 3DS. Love, Monica C. Dear Santa, Hi! How are you? How are your elves? I want a Pop the Pig. I hope you are well. I love you Santa said Bailee! You are the best in the world. Dont forget about Shelby. A horse? Merry Christmas. Santa, I will leave you milk and cookies and carrots. I got my dog and my cat a stocking. Love, Bailee Dear Santa, Hi Santa. What are you doing? I think your elves are making toys. Do your reindeer fl y? I think your reindeer fly. I will leave you cookies and milk next to the table. I want a toy dog please. You are the best! Merry Christmas! Be safe on your trip. Love, Jacqueline D. D ear Santa, H ow are you Santa? Are you feeling good? Can you bring a Power Rangers movie please? Love, Jacob H. Dear Santa, Hi Santa. How are you? I hope you are fine. Merry Christmas Santa. I will leave some cookies. I hope your elves are working hard. Be safe at your big trip. Will you please b ring me one Wii? Where do y ou live Santa? Do you got a lot of toys? L ove, Emanuel L. D ear Santa, Hi Santa! How are you? You are well. I will get a bike. Love, Christian P. D ear Santa, Hi! How are you Santa? I am g ood. I hope you are well. How are your elves doing Santa? Be safe on your big trip, Santa. I will leave some milk and cook-i es at my home. Bring me two skateboards please. Thank you. J ose R. D ear Santa, Hi! Santa, I am a good boy. Santa, and thank you for bringing the presents too. Merry Christmas Santa! Please bring an ew Nintendo 3DS. L ove, Luis R. Dear Santa, Hi Santa! How are you? Are you feeling good? Be safe at your big trip. Are your elvesw orking hard? Are they? Where d o you live? How is it out there? Is it cold or hot? I will leave you some cookies and milk by the table. I hope you are well. I wanta Xbox please. L ove, Yasmin R. D ear Santa, Hi! How are you? How are your reindeer? How are your elves? I hope that you are well.I want one little remote control car please. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, David R. Dear Santa, Hi! How are you doing? I am good. I am excited that MerryC hristmas is come. My family w ill be together. Can you bring me a ball please? I will leave some milk and cookies by the tree. Have a grateful trip. Have a great Merry Christmas! Love, Griselda R. Dear Santa, Hi. How are you? I hope you are well. I will leave you cookies on the table. I am happy it is Christmas. I want a new scooter. Love, Frankie S. Dear Santa, I hope that you will be safe on your trip. Santa are your e lves working hard? Santa, can I have one toy? It is a football. Love, Edward W. M rs. Holdens first-grade c lass D ear Santa, How are the elfs? Have the elfs been nice and good. I have been good. I hope Ill get a doll-h ouse. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love, A. Hill Dear Santa, Y our elf is at my house we named him chip chip. I hope your reindeer are worm. How is Rudof? Is it cold up there. Are y our elves wrking hard on those toys. I have been good this year. I hope I get a camra and stuft a nimals Rudof and razor scutr. M erry Christmas. Love, J. Walker Dear Santa, H ow is Rudph? I have been good this year. A cupl of times I h ave been on Blue. Can you get me a white board with markers? And that is all. Thank you! Love, M. Bond Dear Santa, H ow are you and how are your elves? How is Rodof doing? Ples can I have a camra? Can I ples have a long jupp rope? Merry Christmas. Love, B. Walker D ear Santa, H ow are your rainDears? Today I have been so good this year. Can you get me thees things a remote cinchroll truck and a Bowan arrow and ac hockBored and a toy reindeer t eddy Darr and a snow Glowd. M erry Christmas. Love, J. Morey Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? Is it cold out there? Are yous taying warm? I hope you are not staying cold? And can you get me a doll. I have to wook a little hard. Can you get me some chak. I also want a some jokes books. Merry Christmas. Love, Y. Carrillo Dear Santa, How is Rodph doowing? And How are your elves doowing? Did I be good or meen I hope I get stopes and a wite bord with mrckers with diffent ckullrs and a allechreck sckoodr and I like Crismes. Love, P. Sapp Dear Santa, H ow is roudoof? I ben riley good. I hope I get a nice bicke. Thank you. Merry Christmas Santa. L ove, C. Winslow D ear Santa, Hows Rodoff Santa? I been good. I ples want a toy cat. I ples want a toy dog. I ples want a big lin. I ples want a toy pet cat. I want a little cat that isb lack. I ples want a duck. Marry Christmas! Love, M. Garduno Dear Santa, H ow are yor reindeer? I ben rely good. I hope I get noos topes sliprs. I hope I get a doll. Thank you Merry Christmas. Love, M. Martinez-Martinez Dear Santa, H ow are all the Reindeer? H ave the elvfs been doing lots of work? Please can you get me a lego set? I want a lego set because I have been a good gril this year. I hope you guys havea Meery Cristmas. Love, E. Hopper Dear Santa, How are your elves? How is M rs. Claus? I have been very g ood. This year. Ples can I get a w ii? Youre the best Santa. Love, H. Hall Dear Santa, How is Rudof? How is Mrs. Claus? I have been good thisy ear! Is it cold up there? Are y ou bouth warm over there? Are your elves working on those toys? I hope I get a ipad this year. Merry Christmas Santa and Mrs. Claus. L ove, C. Hernandez Dear Santa, How are the reindeers and t he elfs and Mrs. Claus and how is Roudoph? Are you staying warm? Can I please have two pairs of slipper one for my big sister and one for me? Also a scooter please and thank you and I have been good this year. I also hope to get a joke book. Merry Christmas and thank you. Love, V. Diaz Dear Santa, A m I on the nice list or the n aughty list? Dear Santa I have b een good. I have been on s uper student. Hi Mrs. Claus can I have blingals? Thank you. Can I have a purple DS? Can I have a staf animals that is Rudof and Clay? Thank you. Merry Christmas to your elves and you and Mrs. Claus. Love, Y. Becerra M rs. Wiricks first-grade class D ear Santa, How are your rander? Good. I want a obe you stik your fet in a nd 2 kitins and a par of sisr a nd a par of shoos. L ove, K. Cebula Dear Santa, Santa, can I please have a remot car. Santa how are you?G ood. I want a Xbox 360. L ove, A. Jacobs Dear Santa, How are you? I would like a toy snak, dragin toy, PSP gam,a new bik and some svileyins toys. L ove, C. Gibson D ear Santa, How are you? Im good. I want clos. I want a dog. I want a Xbox. Love, L. Vega D ear Santa, H ow is the Northpole? How i s your raindeers! For Christmas I want a Xbox 360 and a Spiderman toy that has a car with it. L ove, J. Ruiz Cardova D ear Santa, How is the Northpole? I want a pet. Love, E. Oyola Dear Santa, I want a mot cnl bot and a bic and a mot cnl helacoptr. Love, T. Glacin Dear Santa, How are your randeer and you? I would want a box of animals with deer in it. L ove, C. Bobo D ear Santa, H ow are you? Im good. How are your rain deur? I would likea kittin and a Xbox game Moreda com bait and a bike. And Xbox 370. Love, D. Gaskins Dear Santa, How you do Santa? Good. I want a car and a Xbox 370 anda toy gun. Love, A. Andrews Dear Santa, How is Northpole going wel. I w ant a Xbox 37. L ove, A. Sparks Dear Santa, How are you doing? I am doing find. I want a bike for Christmas plees Santa. Thanky ou. L ove, S. Ramirez Dear Santa, How are you doing? I want a Xbox 360, and a bike and someg ames. Love, C. Curry Dear Santa, H ow are you doing? I want a PSP and a P3 and Madden 13. I want a Xbox 360 and a PlayStation, Clos, Shos. Love, J. Jenkins D ear Santa, H ow are the redes. They are d oing good? Wut I wnt for Kimsis is a transform. Love, W. Yargee M rs. Prescotts first-grade c lass D ear Santa, Wood like a pair of rolr skacs and a bik. From A. LaBrardor Dear Santa, P lease bring prezis. Please bring PSP Wii 3D DS, 4 Wilr, www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 23, 2012Page 3B church 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 D R. 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 holiday deadlines; 3.639"; 2"; Black; Holiday Deadlines-ROP,lifestyl; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 5 5 2 2 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Continued from page 1B LETTERSTOSANTA Continued on page 4B

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, Christmas Schdl; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 7 7 6 6 Drt Bike. Thank you. It is me Santa, from Travis. Travis Dear Jesus, You are kind. I like your angels. I love you Jesus. I know that you tac care of everbody.P lease may I have a remot knontroll boat please. Love, L. Bermudez Dear Santa, May I please have some cawb oy boots with ziprs ples. From J. Merlo D ear Santa, C an you please do a nis job of Christmas. I wot a new pair of chaps. From L. Turner D ear Santa, I wold like a PSP! Do you no w hy? I like a PSP! I wold like a P SP. F rom J. Sullivan Dear Santa, I boots. Santa can you give me boots. Please! From C. Padilla Dear Santa, I want a skateboard. And I w ant a remot ctrol mustr truc. From A. Hill Dear Santa, please can I have cawboy boots to please and can I have chaps? Can I have a horse too? F rom D. Rix Dear Santa, How are you? Can you bring me presents? You are niys. Didy ou know that you are niys to kids. I will like a Ipod and a dog. From Y. Martinez Dear Santa, H ow is Mrs. Claus is she good or bad I hope she is good. I wood like cowboy boos and a book and comepruter and a DSP. From S. Chillemi Dear Santa, May I have a toy horse, it moves. From C. Worley D ear Santa, I want candy canes. I dont h ave candy canes! I rele wut to have candy canes. From A. Meza Dear Santa, C an you please bring me a mama horse! And a mama dog b ecause I love horses and I love dogs too. From J. VargasFred Wild ElementaryDear Santa Clause: Christmas is coming Soon. And I know that Im on the nice list! I am wrting to let you Know what I would lik for chris mis this year. I would like a basballg love becus I do not have a b aseball glove to my baseball S et. Next I whude like a bag whith a lot of army guysand toy guns. Finally I whude like an I ndiana JCD whip becuse I need that sol I can look like IndianaJ ones I have worked all year. t hese are the giftsI would like f or christmas thanks in advarve! Siselely, Clay Dear Santa Clause, Christmas is comeing soon and I Know I am on the nice list!I amwritting to let you know W hat I would like for Chrstmas this year.I Would like a barbie d oll because it has a nice came ra.Also I Would DS3 because my sister has one.I want to get I can be Anything I want Barbie Doll, So I can practice beingdifferent things like a nurse, adocter and work with babies.I havew orked all year. Those are the g ifts I would like for Christmas. Thanks in advarve! Sinerely, Lexis .W Dear Santa Clause. Christmas is coming soon and I know. I am writing to lety ou know What I would likefor C hristmus this year. I will lik a I pod So I can Texx PePle in Im gowing to do to tak peahers Ih ave worked hard all year. those are the gifts I Would like for christmas. thanks in advance. Sincerely, Cheyenne D ear Santa Cluse, Christmas is coming soon and I know I am on the nice list! I am writing to tellyou What I w ant for Christmas. For C hristmas I want A football. W ith a football I can play catch. For Christmas I want a soccer ball. With a soccer ball I can play Soccer. Finally, For Christmas I want a glob. With A glob I can look at countries. Ih ave worked all year. Those are what I want for Christmas this year. thanks an advance! James Thomas D ear santa clause: C hrist masis comming soon a ndI know I am on thenice list I amwriteing tolet you Know what I would likefor Christmas t his year. I would like a lectric gu-am to Play mucik. I woulda lso like an IPod to text tomyfriends and I would likean a Fell core to louf ur in thesky. I ha et wordek all year thesar t hingI want Christmas. S incebrly, Travis Dear Santa Clause: Christmas is coming soon and I know I am on the nice l ist!I amwriting to let you know w hat I would like for Christmas this year. Frist,I would like an Ipod so Ican shareit withmy brother. Next,I would like a 3DDS so I can play 3D gamesonit. and takep ichers.Finally,I would like is a Nerf gun so me and my brother can play together.I have work hard all year.Those arethe gifts I would like for Christmas.Thanks in Advance. S incerely, Shyann deBree D earSantaClause: Christmas is coming soon and I Know I AM on the nice list. I AM Writting to Let youknow WhatI Would LikeforchristMas. ABaBy ALivesowwhen IgetBoardAIPod sowI canPlayg ames, A Phon to call PePle W henI need helP. R omeshia Walker Dear Santa Clause Christmas is coming soon and I know I am on the Nice ListI am witing to letyou know What I wold like for Christmas. I Whant The Wrold toy4 Begin so we can be peace I Will likea PSP. I will likea Nd 3DS M ichael Harris D ear Santa: Christmas i scoming soonand I know I am on the nice list I would like For C hristmas is a byguns becus me and myFriends so we can Play Amyr. I Would like a PSP a nd gams the names is Gta vid/tvsta and LiFFle CH Stoyso I can Play With my friends.I like ab oox bike becus me and my f riends. I have worked hard all year. Those are the gifts I would like for Chrismas. Thank in advance Raymond S anta Claus: Christmas is coming soon and I Know I an on the nish lesht So I hoop you will bwingm e a Ipod because I love music.Clothe because I do not h avea lot of c lothes.Finally,water Slide because I love to Play in water.I have work hard all year. those are the gifts I would like for christmas. Thanks in Advance. S incerely, Alexis Wilson Dear Santa Claus: christmas is comingsoon andI Know ThatI am on the nice list.I am writing to let youknowW hatI Would like for christmas. 1 Iwouldlikababyaliveto PlayWithit,I Would like a Qla la loopitistoplay With it. 2. I wanta DS toplay with it. I have workedh ard allyear. Thosare t hegifts.Iwoulike for christmas. T hanks inadvance! JolYanis Muniz Franco Dear Sant Claus: Christmas is coming soon and I know I am on the nice list! I am writing to let you know what I would like for Christmas This year. For Christmas I would like an ipad with a small phone so I cold us it for emergareies only. Nexd I wold like a barbie dream house so when I a m done playing with my barbies I can put thim in thare. Last b ut not leust I would likea moxie girl becase my brother ruiner my outh one. I would also like to sleep with it I have w orked hard all year. Those are the gifts I would like for C hristmas.Thanks in advance. Sincerely, Evy Dear Santa, Ive beegood. Ive been nice t o mybrothers and sisters.I f orchristmas I wanta a DS b ecause mybrother wont l et m e play his. Y our friend, Alan D ear Santa, Ive beengood. whenIgo to the mall,I keepmy hands to my self and do not touch anything i wouldlikea hound dog forc hristmas. iknow my dad w ouldbe happy with adog too. Your friend, Tyler Dear Santa, Ive been good. I helpmy m om. with thedishes. I claer my b aby sister when shegets dirty. for christmas.I would. an Ipad. I want an I pad Because you can p lay. a gerbild. Your friend, Alex Dear Santa, Ive been good. I help my mom to wash the dishes.I also help her clean the house and help her match socks. For C hristmas,I would likea cars toy. Cars is my favorite movie and I Know Ill play with it a lot. Your friend, Luis D ear Santa, I ve been good. clean my Continued from page 3B LETTERSTOSANTA Continued on page 5B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 23, 2012Page 5B 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 bedroom. I would like a baskeball hoop and backboard for christmas.I Love baskeball andI a yready haveaball. Ireally want to practicemy shooting. Your friend, Keke D ear Santa, Ive been good.I have stayed on green. for christmas,I would like a puppy.My other dog died,and I would like a new dog tokeep my brothers from fighting. Your friend, Mackenzie Dear Santa, Ive been good. Ihelp my papa fix his truck I help mama clean the house. I would like C lothes and Shoes and a Foot b all for christmas. Id like to h ave same new clothes for S chool. My brother and sisters p lay FootBall together. Y our friend, Brian Hunte Dear Santa, Ivebeen good atchurch.I friendsIm nice to his mom for C hristmasI would like a LKGO N iNjA myfriend and I always w atch the NiNja movies and t heyare my favorite. Your friend, Patrick D ear Santa, Ive been good. I listen to my m om. I would like a big sword to play Stav Wars. Thank you. Your friend, Elias Lopez D ear Santa, Ive beengood. I helpmy b rother and sister. For C hristmas Iwood lik eatoydin osaur because I lik edinos Ihope itdoesnot make to mush-r oom in Yoursled. Your friend, Porter Neal D ear Santa, Ive beengoodthisyear.Ive been nice tomy big bruthe .I helpmy dad. For Christmas Iwould PS3.My broutherandI wanttoplaysobadly. Your friend, Angel D ear Santa, Ive been good by obeying the rules and help my mom wash the dishes. Ive been helPing my dad wash the c ar.Ive vacuumed the car. For chrstmas I would like a dog.I w ant to be responsible for the D og.I want the Dog because my other, Dog died. Y our friend, Emmanuel Dear Santa, Ive been good.I was helping m y mother clean the dishes.I was helping my stepdad trim the tree.I was helping my uncle take out the trash.I was heclp-i ng my baby bruther Walk.I did my homework. For christmas, I w ould like a Noby 2.I would like i t because it has learning games on it. Y our friend, Jadyn Dear Santa, I ve been goodg helpingmr my mom. Clean ForChristmas I w ould like a Barbie. because mine broke Your friend, Brianna D ear Santa, Ive been good. I been cleaning with my mom and Ive been sweeping the floor. For christ-m as I would like a bunny very much. I want a baby one to take c are of and pet. Thank you, Santa. Your friend, Angelina Ms. Liles Second Grade Class Dear Santa, M y name is Madisen and I a m in second grade at Fred Wild Elementary. I want my three f ront teeth to grow, a Just in B ieber mug, and a new D s game. Ive been good, just ask my elf. Love, Madisen D ear Santa, I am in second grade at Fred Wild Elementary. My name is J orge Flores.I like to play and r ead. I wish for atoy trainfor C hristmas because it cancarry my car toys. Love Jorge F. Dear Sant, My name is JTerien I wanta 3DSfor Christmas. Love, JTerien Dear Santa My name is Cesar Paul I am eight yeas old. I want a Xbox for Christmas and a game for it called skylander Giants Ive only b een bad two times. Please bring me a xbox for christmas. Love, Cesar Paul Dear Santa, I want a dog for Chrismis because Lewis needs a friend. Love,Treyvon Dear Santa, M y name is Connor I am in second grade and I go to Fred Wild Elementary School. I am ag ood boy. I would like an IPad for Christmas. Love, Connor Dear Santa, My name is Angellina and I live in Florida. I want a 3Ds for C hristmas. Thank you Santa. A nd Ive been a good girl. I forgot Im 7 years old. Love Angellina D ear Santa, I m 7 years old. Im in 2nd grade. My name is Jesus Marin. Ive been a good little boy.P lease bring me atoy helicopter for Christmas. L ove, Jesus Dear Santa, My name is Summer. I have tried to be a good little girl this year. This year I would like a i pod tou ch because AJ and Simon have one and I feel left out. Summer Johnson Dear Santa, My name is GloriaJean Philippe I would like a doll for Christmas. I like dolls so much. L ove, Gloria Dear Santa, My name is Jorge Librado. I a m in second grade. My age is 7 years old. I want a book that comes with a Ninjugo, a green Ninja. Love, Jorge Dear Santa, My name is Eric.I am 8 years old and I am a good b oy. My family lives in Florida.What I want forC hristmas is a Wii U becausethe games for the Wii aremore expensive than the Wii U games. Decause the Wiiu games are like $30 dollars orm ore. Love, Eric Mrs. Words second-grade class D ear Saint nicks My name is Jamiyah Fields my dad work very hard every week he gives me presents For Christmas. he is my best Dad. h e gives me bicycles cles ands h e is going to by me a phone if I ask him he is going to by me lots of presents. L ove, Jamiyah Fields D ear Santa, I Love you Santa. I wish my mom can come back home. For Christmas I want is a dsi and a b aby af live.And a nail, pollish. My brother want for Christmas is a tetty bear. My Sister want for Christmas is a I .pad. I want is a I pad too.And a I pone. L ove your friend Aliyah Thomas Dear Santa, Santa I wish you could get m e an computer for Crismist. I w ishyou could get me a brod game the titel is the elecheric, battle ship. I want a bop it shash toy. L ove, Bruce Dear santa, w ant I want for Christmas is Me and My PaPi and my MaMi a nd my brother Then we can be a fam a le all over agin and all I want PS. Love, Marianna D ear Santa I want a looo matie cars and I want a dridike that then I want a bike Love, Michael McCracken Dear santa: for christmas I want Donats 10000 donats.for christmas I want a ipanD. love, Jose Dear Santa, You are my favorite elfI Know you work very hardall year long youis workhard andhard and I w ishyoua merry C hristmasSanta. L ove, Janiyia Dear Santa, I want toys for Christmas, like a doll and a bycycle and lots o f other things. My sister wants a toy fhone and a little bike that she can ride on. Love, Brenda Hernandez Dear Santa I want is narfgun for Christmas.I want s dosins of donutsfor christmas. I What a i 900tuch for christmas. L ove, Ryan, xxxxoooo Dear Sata I what dotush evrey day. I what a kovwbeeir, I what a morchrl helcotr. I what a dog. I what a ecis. I What a igoo I w hat 1000 dolcers. L ove Aidan Continued from page 4B LETTERSTOSANTA Continued on page 6B

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisem ent in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for f amily, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult M idweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter S aturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are ou r only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays andW ednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Dear Santa, I wishI can have a gunforchistmas. IwishI can havea snake Chistmas. Love, Tori D ear Santa Youare my favorite elf I Know y ou work very hard all year. en to Bey happey. L ove, A. Orlurrndo Dear Santa, You are my favoriter elf Santa I know you areverybise i want a dog. Love, Dedra Dear Santa, I love the prezins you gave me. This time I want a fat cat a nd I want it to be black and you by the cat food ok.I wish I can see you but I know its your job b ut I saw Rodofs nose it is very b rite red.And I want a liter box I cant by that. Thank you. one question how much cookeis did you have. Wish you a merry Christmas. And one more am I on this good list. Love, Xiana Vilain DearSanta, yoyare my faveriteelf Love Michael Ms. Wacks Class Dear santa,it Whant for chrimas 4 X, Box c.brl,I want The Game The amazing Spytear Man. Luove Mike Dear Santa Iwant IPoP Love John Der Santa I want paya8me.go seen PRQP or gAcem xBox360 Love, D.J. Dear Santa, I wnat to git a PuPy for crismis. I wut clos for my PuPPy Santa. I want a ba d for my PuPy. I want a Don for my Pupy. L ove Tanna Dear Santa, I wot lyv rgm Santa. I wot tos f am Santa. I wot tell Santa BuT f or crimis. I wut for cims PS a b oy ard Cat. Dear Santa I wot a C at for MY arb dog. I wot my m om ard my DaD Santa. Bridgett Luv D ear Santa, I wont a pupeu for crismis bnd a chootoy. L ove Camren. Dear Santa, what I whate for Crismise is a bick and a Pare of rotrle sikas and best of all a Barbeey greeme hous. Love, Chloe Dear Santa. I like a dies for crismes and escebur and computer love Matthew Dear Santa, I would like a tedetora and a bick Love Owen. Dear Santa, I want a BDDs Love Darrius Dear Santa, I Want For Christmas is Lago Frands. Iwould Litte gad. L ove Jasmine Dear Santa, May i Ples get a D.S and a Ray Barie Set and a SoBee Set. Love Cameron. Dear Santa. what I want for Christ maS isa mu shing of snow cone Sa nd a Des for Christmas L ove Dayanara D eAr sAntA, I wlld Like A ar Bik inA Box r otk in A L A t opin A BiG. L ove Dyveon Dear Santa I want for crismis n d I want a brown truck gos intre grass. Dear Santa Crismess I wot cash for DaD. n I wot A Play Stashns. n I wot A cat n A Dog. n I wot Big Bas fish. n I wot A noow has. n I wot A cor. n I wot A rig for my Dad Love Larry. Theresa Whiddens Class Dear Santa, I want a Board Game a doll house an a biclye.What is it like in the North pole? Love, Nevaeh, Age 7 Dear Santa, How do you get in our house? Sunta you are the best guy I ever saw. Santa do you have magic? Santa do you have a elf? L ove, Jayden G., Age 7 Dear Santa, I want three things. First, I want a phone5. Next I wunt a t alking dinosaure. Last I want a g ame Lbp Kart rhg. Love, Jakob C., Age 7 Dear Santa, How do you make toys for all the boys and the girls? Santa can you bring me a puppy for Christmas and can you try to make it real?Oh and Santa, you are the best in the world.And I hope you like the puppy so that way I like the puppy. And can you bring me a doll that has a pink dress with loud shoes. Love, Kimberly L., Age 6 Dear Santa, I want a Barbie doll That can sing.I want a Barbie doll that has wings. How is Mrs. Clause doing?I want a ipod too. Love, Rachel K., Age 6 Dear Santa, I want everything you need f or a dollhouse andacar. How m any raindear do you have? L ove, Georgianna N., Age 6 Dear Santa, I want aI phone anda lab top a nd a Reymisterio shirt and a x box 360. and a DS. I pad. Love, Angel S., Age 7 D ear Santa, I would like a toy hores because I like horses. And I would like if you would give my b rother some thing speshell. A nd I want a Chloc 3ds 3ds land g ame Love, Chloe M., Age 6 D ear Santa, How is Mrs.Claus doing? tell her I said hi. Tell one of your elfs to come to my house. L ove, Amar R., Age 7 Dear Santa, For Chrismas I want my Mom to have a book. And my dad to have a new tv. And last but not least my sister to have a new chair. Love, Michael S., Age 7 Dear Santa, I wish I had a baby doll.And my Mom would like a box ofc hoklll please Santa. Love, Arrianna S., Age 6 Dear Santa, I want a ipad.I want a pet sh ark in a tank and another dog that isa parteshin dog and a w hole bunch of leggoes. I want to see a elf alive for my birthday D esember 28.Makeit snow. Love, Jonah, Age 6 D ear Santa, You have done allof all these C hrismisis bin coud you and your ellfs make a Sir Cara.r esaller. I relly Love what you d idall of thies yeaer.I love you so mulch,I relly want to go to t he north Pool and a lot of other stuff. And coud one of your e llves come to my house. L ove, Austin B., Age 7 Continued from page 5B LETTERSTOSANTA

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 23, 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 church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: covpres@strato.net;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.;C ontemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, S ebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. U NITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Birders of all abilities will take part in the 26th annual Lake Placid Count and the National Audubon Societys 113thC hristmas Bird Count. The challenge every year is to find new species,more species and individuals than in previous years within the 15-mile diameter LakeP lacid Count Circle centered in Lake Placid near U.S. 27 and Lake Grassy. Archbold Biological Station and Highlands County AudubonS ociety work together to arrange and oversee the 24-hour event. Many highly skilled observers from other areas of Florida and out of state join locals to form teams searching for usual and unusualn ew species,many beginning before dawn searching for owls, r ails and other early birds. Last year,10 teams of 38 field observers plus seven personsc ounting at feeders tallied a species count of 152 (highest is 155 i ndividuals numbering 47,067. Last year,2,248 counts and 63,223 volunteers in all 50 states and all Canadian provinces plus 99 count circles in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands tallied more than 60 mil-l ion birds. Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow,wind, or rain,to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes ane normous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conserva-t ion action. If your home is within the b oundaries of the Lake Placid Christmas Bird Count Circle the town of Lake Placid,SylvanS hores,Highlands Park Estates, part of Leisure Lakes,Placid L akes,or Sun N Lakes South,you can stay home and report the birds visiting your yard and/or feeder. If you have never taken part in a CBC before and want to participate this year as a feeder watcher,call 465-1904 or (269t o the count. Another nearby count to join is the Avon Park Air Force Range Circle CBC on Jan. 5. Call 4521034 or (360p ossible. From Dec. 14 through Jan. 5, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among genera-t ions. Families and students,birders a nd scientists,armed with binoculars,bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission oftenb efore dawn. For more than 100 years,the d esire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the holiday season. From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers andr egional editors,everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition and with the knowledge thatt heir efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation. The count began in 1900 when Dr. Frank Chapman,founder of Bird-Lore,which evolved intoA udubon magazine suggested an alternative to the holiday side h unt,in which teams competed to see who could shoot the most small game,including birds. Chapmanp roposed that people count birds instead. M ore than a century later,by helping monitor shifts in wildlife populations associated with climate changes,birders can assist land m anagement ranging from habitat modeling to farming practices. How Christmas Bird Count helps protect species and their habitat: The data collected by observers f or more than the past century allow researchers,conservation biologists and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird popula-t ions across North America. When combined with other surveys such as the Breeding Bird Survey,it provides a picture of how the continents bird popula-t ions have changed in time and space for more than the past hundred years. The long term perspective made possible by the Christmas Bird Count is vital for conservationists.I t informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat and helps i dentify environmental issues with implications for people as well. For example,local trends in bird p opulations can indicate habitat fragmentation or signal an immedia te environmental threat,such as groundwater contamination or poison from improper use of pesticides. Lake Placid Christmas Bird Count tradition continues Thursday From Dec. 14 through Jan. 5, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com merry christmas; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Merry Christmas; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 2 2 0 0 8 8 W ve probably all heard of some species of animals that utilize tools. But did you ever hear of a bird using gizmos to get dinner? Greenh erons (Butorides virescens are one of the unique creatures that use tools and are considered to be one of the most intelligent birds on thep lanet. They use bait,such as insects,feathers,berries, small sticks or a crust ofb read to lure fish close by. They drop it onto the surface of the water and when theu nfortunate finned creatures check out the grub,the c rafty green heron grabs the fish. This is one interesting bird. G reen herons live near water. They generally inhabit f reshwater wetlands such as ponds or stream sides, although they may be found near salt water where they must adapt to the rhythm oft he tides. Wherever they claim as home,green herons p refer thick vegetation near the waters edge. They are generally solitary c reatures and have little or no tolerance for other types o f birds. They dont forage in groups. The dining process consists of standing s till on shore or in shallow water or perched upon nearby branches to wait for passing prey. They eat fish, frogs,and most any inverte-b rate or vertebrate they can get their beaks around. They remain monogamous for a season. Once the male has won over the femalew ith an enthusiastic mating ritual that includes flying in f ront of her and puffing up his head and neck plumage, h e selects a nesting site. Green herons nest in s wampy areas or forests that overlook water with plants nearby. They build theirn ests in shrubs,trees and sometimes on the ground. T hey use sticks for building materials. Nesting season is one of the few times that these solitary creatures may gather in a group. F emales lay anywhere from two to six light green e ggs. The eggs arent usually laid in the same day and the second egg may be six daysf rom the first. Once the female has finished laying t he eggs,both parents help with the incubation,which lasts about 20 days. O nce hatched,the mom and dad bird share in the feeding duties. Fledglings may begin to leave the nest as early as 16 days and arer eady to fly at about 23 days. They stay near the parents until they are capable of defending themselves at about one month old. Theg reen heron may breed two times per year. M any folks call this bird t he green-backed heron. It is one of the smaller herons and is about the size of a large crow. It may range from a foot and a half to twof eet long and sports a dark head with a black crest. The back and wings of the bird are a dark gray-green to dark gray-blue and the neck isr ust colored with a white line down the front. The long,sharp pointed bill isd ark and the short legs may be orange or yellow.The neck appears to be pulled int ight against the body. Females are smaller than t he males and are not as colorful. Juvenile green herons are a bit duller in colorationa nd until they mature their legs and bill are greenishy ellow.When first hatched out of the eggs,the birds are covered in down feathers which are light grey on top and white on the underside. H ere are some interesting facts about green herons f rom the BioKids,Kids Inquiry of Diverse Species: The oldest known wild g reen heron was a banded bird that was captured when i t was almost 8 years old. There is very little information on lifespan of these b irds. Green herons use their keen vision,hearing,and sense of touch to perceive their environment. They havee specially acute vision that helps them to capture prey. Green herons have an elaborate set of calls and body postures that they use forc ommunicating with other green herons. Examples are t heir elaborate courtship displays,warning calls when a p redator is detected,and territorial displays. The heavy bill of a green h eron enables them to capture large prey. Feeding can t ake place at any time,day or night. Typically,prey is captured with a darting stroke of the head and neck, lunging the body towards thev ictim and either grabbing or impaling the prey. The most c ommon feeding technique is to stand in a crouched position with neck and headr etracted. Standing often alternates with slow walking i n a crouched posture in the water or bordering vegetation. Herons use their feet to s tir up animals in the water, making them move and then capturing them. They may also dive from perches head first into deep water,a lthough this isn't a very efficient method. Green herons do best catching prey in shallow water. Snakes,crows,and comm on grackles are known to eat green heron eggs. R accoons eat nestlings. Adult birds may be preyed o n by large birds of prey. Green herons remain vigilant to protect themselvesf rom predators. They also utter warning calls when p redators approach. Green herons are important predators of fish and invertebrates in the aquatic ecosystems where they live. Green herons are not considered threatened or e ndangered. They are fairly common in appropriate habitats throughout their range.T hey are killed by fish hatcheries to prevent them f rom eating young fish,suffer as a result of wetland loss to farming and developm ent,and can accumulate poisons in their tissues from pesticide use and toxic releases into waterways. C orine Burgess is and E nvironmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Green heron considered to be one of the most intelligent birds Courtesy photo G reen herons are considered to be extremely intelligent birds. They use bait, such as insects, feathers, berries, small sticks or a crust of bread to lure fish close by and once the prey goes after the bait, the heron has its meal. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess MONTREAL The creators of a video purporting to show an eagles wooping down and snatching a toddler from a Montreal park that went viral after being posted on YouTube earlier this weekn ow say it was a hoax. The four people behind the video said Thursday that the video was intentionally created as a parto f a class project to create a viral video hoax at a new-media training insti-t ute in Montreal. The video has been viewed millions of timeso n YouTube and written about in various newspap er and websites around the globe.Gangnam Style reaches 1B views on YouTubeNEW YORK Viral star PSY has reached a new milestone. T he South Korean rappers video for Gangnam S tylehas reached 1 billion views,according to YouTubes own counter.I s the first time any clip has surpassed that mark on t he streaming service owned by Google Inc. It shows the enduring p opularity of the self-deprecating video that features Park Jae-sangs giddy up-style dance moves. The video hasb een available on YouTube since July 15,averaging more than 200 million views per month. Justin Biebers video f or Babyheld the previous record at more than 8 00 million views. Creators of viral eagle snatch video admit hoax

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING ERA Advantage Realty of Highlands and Hardee Counties recently announcedi ts highest-producing sales associates. The winners include:Mark Lambert,Top Listing Agent and Top Sales Agent; DarrinM ills,Spirit Award and Beyond Excellence in Rentals; Anita Zahn,BeyondE xcellence in Short Sales; and Janie Passmore,Most Improved Short Sales. Through their dedication, these professionals lead our l ocal real estate market by providing each client the most comprehensive products ands ervices,said Greg Karlson, Broker/owner. Our top prod ucers truly embody the ERA core values of innovation,collaboration and superior service and exemplify ERA Advantage Realtys commit-m ent to hard work and customer satisfaction. e are also pleased to announce Laura Higgins asT op Listing and Top Selling agent for the month of November. Lauras professional attitude and meticu-l ousness in her work habits is truly the mark of a stellar agent,Karlson said. Contact Karlson at 3 81. BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, December 23, 2012 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 9 9 Courtesy photo The ERA Advantage Realty 2012 award winners included Darrin Mills (from left), Mark Lambert, Anna Parnell and Anita Zahn. ERA Advantage announces agent awards W hen it comes to making New Years resolutions, getting into good shape financially ranks right upt here with losing weight and eating h ealthier. All three goals require discipline and plan-n ing; and,as you've no doubt e xperienced,its not unusual to encounter setbacks along the way. Dont let losing a minor battle here or there con-v ince you to surrender on the bigger war.Youll proba bly have more success if you start out taking small steps,learning from yourm istakes and gaining momentum as you go. H ere are a few suggestions for better managing your personal finances int he New Year: The first step on the road to financial health is to crea te a budget you can live with. If youre new to b udgeting or havent been successful in the past,start slowly. For a few months write down every cent you spend:mortgage/rent,utili-t ies,food,gas,medical copayments,credit card interest the works. Youll be surprised where you money goes. A t the same time,compare money coming in (income money going out (expenses). Ify oure just breaking even or losing m oney each month,you need to boost youri ncome and/or aggressively trim s pending. Try these strategies: Pay bills on time and send at least the minimum amount due. Youll avoidl ate fees and related interest rate increases; plus, y oull improve your credit score. Balance your checking a ccount regularly and use in-network ATMs to avoid o verdrafts and fees. If your employer offers flexible spending accounts,u se them to pay health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars. Raise insurance deductibles and shop a round for better rates. Once you start reducing expenses,use the savings to pay down debts more quickly.Try making a tableo f all outstanding credit card and loan balances and their corresponding interest Resolve to be financially secure in 2013 Personal Finance Jason A lderman S ee FINANCIAL,page 2C By ANDREW TAYLOR A ssociated PressW ASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner signaled on Friday hes still open to negotiations with President B arack Obama on avoiding across-theboard tax increases set to hit taxpayers J an. 1,but sounded pessimistic about reaching a grand deal with the president. How we get there,God only knows, Boehner told a Capitol Hill news conference just hours after his rank-and-fileh anded him a stunning tactical defeat. The Republican leader spoke the morning after he was forced by his members to abandon legislation that would have raised taxes on incomes above $1 million. e didnt have the votes to pass it, Boehner said glumly. I n the aftermath,Boehner said any deal with the president to avoid the looming fiscal clifwould require more compromise by Obama and greater involvement of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,D-Nev.,and the minority l eader,Mitch McConnell,R-Ky. Im interested in solving the major p roblems that face our country, Boehner said. And that means House l eaders,Senate leaders and the president a re going to continue to have to work together to address those concerns. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.,who stood by Boehners side,s aid,e stand ready to continue in dial ogue with this president to actually fix the problem. Boehner dismissed suggestions that the embarrassment late Thursday night Boehner on avoiding cliff: God only knows Im interested in solving the major problems that f ace our country.J OHN BOEHNER Speaker of the House See BOEHNER,page 2C

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C M Y K o ver the legislation would cost him his speakership,seco nd in line to the presidency. While we may have not been able to get the votes lastn ight to avert 99.81 percent of the tax increases,I dont think they werent taking t hat out on me,he said. They were dealing with the p erception that somebody might accuse them of raising taxes. Obama has said he will press ahead with Congress ins earch of a deal and that the two sides are relatively close to a long-sought budget bargain. But Boehner on Friday depicted an impasse. I told the president on Monday these were my bot-t om lines,Boehner said. The president told me that h is numbers the $1.3 trillion in new revenues,$850 billion in spending cuts was his bottom line,that he couldnt go any further.B oehner and the White House differ on how to classify key elements of Obamas latest offer,particularly whether to count interest sav-i ngs on the national debt as a spending cut. The White House says Obama offered $1.2 trillion in spending cuts,matched by $1.2 trillion in higher taxes. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday that Obama has never said either in private or in public that this was his final offer. He understands that to reach a deal it would require some further negotiation. There is not much further he could go,because after all, unlike his counterparts in this negotiation,he has already gone halfway on both sides of the equation. B oehners attempt to retreat from a longstanding p romise to maintain Bush-era tax rates for all was designed to gain at least some leveragea gainst Obama and Senate Democrats in the fiscal cliff endgame. Thursdays drama w as a major personal defeat for the speaker,who retains t he respect and affection of his tea party-infused conference,but sometimes has great difficulty getting them to follow his leadership. W hat Boehner called his Plan Bwas crafted to prevent tax increases set to kick in Jan. 1 on virtually every taxpayer. But it also would have provisions that would have let rates rise for those att he upper income range a violation of long-standing R epublican orthodoxy that triggered opposition inside the party. The hope was that successful House action on the meas-u re would force Senate Democrats to respond. But Reid made clear that Plan B would have been dead on arrival in the Senate. T he latest events leave little time for Obama and bruised lawmakers to prevent across-the-board tax increases and deep spending cuts from taking effect with the new year. Economists say the combination threatens a return to recession for an economy that has been recovering slowly from the last one. The House will not meet again until after Christmas,if then,and the Senate is expected to meet briefly on Friday,then not reconvene until next Thursday. In arguing for legislation with a million-dollar threshold for higher tax rates, B oehner said the president has called for protecting 98 p ercent of people from a tax increase. His bill would protect 99.81 percent of theA merican people from an increase in taxes. A companion bill that was m eant to build GOP support for the tax legislation called f or elimination of an estimated $97 billion in cuts to the Pentagon and certain domestic programs over a decade. It cleared the House on a parti-s an vote of 215-209 and is an updated version of legislation that passed a little more than six months ago. Those cuts would be replaced with savings totaling $314 billion,achievedt hrough increases in the amount federal employees contribute toward their pens ions and through cuts in social programs such as food s tamps and the health care law that Obama signed earlier in his term. E arlier in the week, Boehner and Obama had significantly narrowed their diff erences on a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. B ut Republican officials said members of the GOP leadership had balked at the terms that were emerging. Democrats said Boehnersa brupt decision to shift to his Plan B legislation drafted unilaterally by Republicans reflected a calculation that he lacked support from his own members to win the votes needed for the type ofa greement he was negotiating with the president. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com TOTAL GASTROENTEROLOGY; 3.639"; 5"; Black; dr. cavalcant; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 9 9 0 0 8 8 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 3 3 rates. Then,each month pay the minimum amount due on each except pay as much as possible on thea ccount with the highest interest rate. Once that ones paid off,move to the next-highest rate account and so on. A nother smart move is to have an emergency fund in case of financial upheaval (layoff,medical emergency,unexpected car repairs,etc.) Ideally yous hould save enough to cover six months' of e xpenses,but dont be discouraged if that sounds insurmountable:Start slow-l y by saving a few dollars each week. You wont miss i t and your little nest egg might just save you from needing an expensive short-term loan to cover an unplanned bill. I f something terrible happened to you,would y our family be protected financially? Make sure you have a valid will,durablep ower of attorney,health care proxy and living will. Numerous books,online articles and sample formsa re available if you want to draft them yourself,but you should probably review your documents with a financial advisor or attor-n ey to avoid potential legal problems. Also,make sure you have adequate life and disability insurance. Its debatable how much S ocial Security will be able to contribute toward your retirement income in com-i ng decades,so if youre not already participating in your employer's 401(kp lan or an IRA,make that one of your top financial r esolutions. Sticking to resolutions is never easy if it were,w d already be doing them. But striving to i mprove your financial situation now will pay off big-time down the road. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/ P racticalMoney. C ontinued from page 1C Continued from page 1C BUSINESS Financial resolutions for the new year Boehner pessimistic on deal as fiscal cliff deadline nears MCT House Speaker John Boehner (leftand President Barack Obama have struggled to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Associated PressW ASHINGTON Confidence among U.S. consumers has sunk to its lowest point since July,according to a monthly index. T he University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index for December fell to 72.9,a sharp drop from the November reading of 82.7. The November figure was af ive-year high. Peter Newland,an economist at Barclays,says consumer confidence has dropped because of uncer-t ainty over whether Congress and the Obama administration will reach a budget deal to avert sharp tax increases and govern-m ent spending cuts set to take effect in January. E conomists said confidence could fall further ift he standoff over the fiscal clifpersists into 2013. Consumer confidence hits 5-month low

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012Page 3C CLASSIFIEDS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000736 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. J OSEPH CATALANO et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 7, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000736 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION1, is the Plaintiff and J OSEPH CATALANO; GEORGE CATALANO; JESSICA CATALANO; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, 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 14th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 6, BLOCK 3, SCHAFFNER ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 12 S LANTANA AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 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 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10032303 IBMM-LENDER-SPECFNMA---Team 4 F10032303 **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 23, 30, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000297 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. HOSSAIN JABBAR, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 7, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000297 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and HOSSAIN JABBAR; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOSSAIN JABBAR N/K/A JANE DOE; TENANT #1 N/K/A BRIDGETTE KPOKKORS N/K/A BRIDGETTE KOKKORS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A GEORGE KOKKORIS 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 14th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 25, BLOCK 4, OF HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB II, ACCORDING TOT HE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 520 DOZIER AVENUE, 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 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 25018T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10010857 SUNTRUST-CONV---Team 4 F10010857 **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 23, 30, 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 By: /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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001651 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. JUAN DE LA CRUZ et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 7, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001651 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and JUAN DE LA CRUZ; are the Defend ants, 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 14th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 46, IN BLOCK 73, OF SUN'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4309 CORTEZ BOULEVARD, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on 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 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09106230 SUNTRUST-CONV---Team 4 F09106230 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accom-m odation 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 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000971 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY6, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-16, Plaintiff, vs. MARSHAS MYRTHIL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 7, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000971 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICAN, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP1, is the Plaintiff and MARSHAS MYRTHIL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARSHAS MYRTHIL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVUIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OF ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A JERRY VANWY, TENANT #2 N/K/A JENNIFER VANWY, and TENANT #3 N/K/A 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.a nd 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 above-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: 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, 2012, 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 f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 CH11-86160 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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000704 BAC 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 Countrywide 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 5 34-4690, 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 H ighlands 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 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, INC.; 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 date. 1050Legals IN 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 a uxiliary 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 COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-12-000399 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEROME J. PALAZZOLO; MICHELLE PALAZZOLO; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; SOUTH BEAR POINTE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 16th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: TRACT 4 COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH BEAR POINTE BOULEVARD AND THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.C.F.E RAILROAD; THENCE SOUTH 12 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.C.F.E. RAILROAD, A DISTANCE OF 1879.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 12 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000044 SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. FELIPE ACEVEDO, JR; MARIA ANGELA ACEVEDO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SPRINGLAKE VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated December 4th, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2011-CA-000044 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 13th day of March, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK Q, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone: (863 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 7th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA December 23, 30, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000752 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT L. SAUNDERS, III et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 7, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000752 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida whereinJPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR B Y MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and ROBERT L. SAUNDERS, III; ANGELA D. SAUNDERS; TENANT #1 N/K/A STACEY PATTON 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 13th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 11, BLOCK 3, ALTAMONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SERGIO CHAVEZ 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 11th day of January, 2013, the f ollowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 15, IN BLOCK 1, OF ALTANONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2211-2215 MELADY AVENUE, SEB RING, 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 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 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09055290 SPECIALIZED-CONV B/C---Team 4 F09055290 **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 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 05000043GCS CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL S. PLANETA, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 05000043GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL S. PLANETA, et al are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with Chapter 4 5, Florida Statutes, on the 8th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 20, BLOCK 14 OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION 1, ACCORDING TOT HE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Sebring, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, this 7th day of December, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As 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 23, 30, 2012 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 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 the 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 TANCE OF 364.57 FEET; THENCE NORTH 55 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1371.51 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH B EAR POINT DRIVE AND TO A POINT ON A NON TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 520.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 14 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 07 SECONDS, AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 38 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, 132.16 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC A DISTANCE OF 132.52 FEET; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 211.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1186.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 10 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 5th day of December, 2012. 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, (941 w ithin seven (7 this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 ice 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001039 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS T RUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006RZ3 Plaintiff, vs. WILLIE J. WIGGINS, JR, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 7, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001039 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006RZ3, is Plaintiff, and WILLIE J. WIGGINS, JR, et al are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 720, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Sebring, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, this 7th day of December, 2012. Robert W. Germaine C lerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As 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 ( 800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much 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 23, 30, 2012 1000 Announcements

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C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F 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 11:00 AM (EST If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a r ight to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 6 0 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 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 T HE 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 Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018T ampa, 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. December 16, 23, 2012Dummy 2012 5X21.5 Ad#00015557 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28 2012 CA 000747 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MONA D. SMALLS A/K/A MONA DARLENE SMALLS 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 BANK (SB FUNDING, LLC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of A/K/A 2103 2107 COLMAR AVENUE, 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 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 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10035011 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC---Team 3 F10035011 **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 23, 30, 2012

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Call 863-453*4271 7180F urnitureELITE 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 7100TV, Radio, & Stereo 7000 M erchandise 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 SEBRING -Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $650 Monthly. 863-446-1861 LAKE PLACID3/2 131 Loquat Rd. Screened patio. $700/mo. + $1,000. security. Call 305-804-5464 6300U nfurnished 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 AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2/2 $450 mo. New 1/1 $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs Or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953SEBRING -1& 2 BR, Tile floors, Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 $ 550/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK2BR/1BA, w/screen lanai, a pet under 20lbs. accepted with pet deposit. 900 sq. ft. $550 per mo. First & Dep. Required. Partially furn. Call 813-785-5794 6150FurnishedA partmentsAVON PARKCASA DE LAGO Fully Furn., Seasonal or Yearly. 2Br, 2Ba, 2CG w/ golf cart. Lg. Kitchen w/ open dining & living area. Community ctr. All Appl. (740863 6100V illas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING NICE2/1 DUPLEX. Great location, washer & dryer in unit. $550/mo. plus $500 security to move in. Call 954-410-8844 or 863-451-1030. 2006 Fernway St. Ready first week of Jan. SEBRING CUTE2Br, 1Ba,Tile floors, Screen porch. Quiet Area near Mall. Most pets OK. 1928 Theodore St. RENTED!!!!! 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 2BR, 2BA Utility Room, Carport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 1 15 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 PALM HARBORHOMES New Home Stimulus $5K for your used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARK*PRICE REDUCED Furn. 2 br / 2ba, w/ Land. Rent Free. Not in a park. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets / Kit Cupboards. Just bring a toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile HomesLEASE /LEASE OPTION *SUN 'N LAKES* 3000 + sq. ft., 3/BR / 2BA, 2/C.G. Owner Will Finance up to 65% of selling price. For info on financing, Call 954-270-5242 BEAUTIFULFURNISHED Dbl. Wide in Woodhaven Estates, 1400 sq. ft. 2BR, 2BA, spacious Master BR w/ walk in shower & closet, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings, upgraded furn., & appliances, irrigation system. $48,900.00. 717-264-0904 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed M ust be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medic al terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com MEDICAL ASSISTANTNEEDED for Busy Family Medical Practice. Exp. necessary. Fax resume to 863-382-3533 DR'S OFFICEin Lake Placid hiring full time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Send reply to Box 119, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. EXPERIENCED SECRETARY Part Time, Seasonal, with knowledge of Word. Tuesday Friday, Noon 4pm, Background Check & Finger Printing required. Cell 954-240-8193 DELIVERY TRUCKDRIVER For ORNAMENTAL NURSERY Apply: Peace River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs. Florida 33890. EOE BUSY REALESTATE OFFICE Seeking full time, licensed Buyer's Agent to handle 12+ leads a week. Call Susan Compton at Century 21 Compton Realty (863 send resume to compton@htn.net BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions, F/T & P/T. Send resume to: P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid Fl. 33852 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentFOUND SMALLDog. Avon Park area on Thursday 12-13. Call 772-321-2730 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens t o you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements* **************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY L EGAL NOTICES **************************************** T he following legal notices are from the Highlands C ounty Board of County Commissioners and are bei ng published in the font, size, and leading as per t heir specifications. 1 055HighlandsCounty LegalsThe City of Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies o n the following voluntary boards: C ommunity Redevelopment Agency T o be a member of this Board you must be a resident of t he City of Sebring or engaged in business within the City limits which means a business owner or employed full time. S ebring Police Officers Trust Funds Board of Trustees To be a member of this Board you must reside within the C ity limits of Sebring. Planning & Zoning Board (alternate To be a member of this Board you must be a resident of the City of Sebring or a non-resident of the City, but have an ownership interest in real property and a resident of H ighlands County. Code Enforcement Board (alternate To be a member of this Board you must be a resident of the City of Sebring. T he application for submission is located on the Citys web site at: www.mysebring.com Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to C ity Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: k athyhaley@mysebring.com C ity Hall is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. D ecember 23, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals 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 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 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 4 45 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 December 16, 23, 2012 1 050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000634GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-16, PLAINTIFF, VS. GARY B. BINGER, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20, 2012, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on April 15, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 60, GOLF HAMMOCK UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 47, 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 sixty (60 Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro1050L egals 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 deced ent'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 S ERVICE 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 Classified ads get fast results Classified ads get fast results AP Housing Authority 1X3 Ad#00025552Northgate/Hig hpoint 1X3 Ad#00025521Dummy 2012 2X6 Ad#00025879 Dummy 2012 2X3 Ad#00025175Agero 3X10.5 Ad#00026134Dummy 2012 2X2 Ad#00026153ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. D ecember 23, 30, 2012 WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME P ERIODS 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: kelly@mllaw.net December 16, 23, 2012 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 o n December 7, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk R onald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 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. 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

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C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012www.newssun.com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 7 7 Special to the News-SunS EBRING The Highlands County Sheriffs O ffice Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team participated in the 30th AnniversaryS WAT Roundup International held at the Orange County S heriff's Office Range Dec. 2-7. The event featured 51 teams from across the globea nd included education, training,a trade show and competition. T he Orange County Sheriff's Office,Orlando P olice Department,Florida SWAT Association,Winter Park Police Department, Maitland Police Department and the Criminal JusticeI nstitute at Valencia Community College collaborated to present this event. Along with several teams from across Florida and the United States,teams from S weden,Bosnia,Hungary, Jamaica,St. Maarten,Brazil, S witzerland and Romania took part. The competition was made u p of six individual challenges:Hostage Rescue,Two M an-Four Gun Challenge, Pricher Scramble,Officer Rescue,Tower Scramble andO bstacle Course. The Marion County Sheriff's Office team won the overall title with San A ntonio (Texas) Police Department finishing second. T he Highlands County Sheriff's Office team finished a commendable 25th in the competition,which included an 11th place finish in theT wo Man Four Gun Challenge and a 15th place in the Obstacle Course segment. HCSO Lieutenant Jack Bailey,SWAT Team leader, was very pleased with the p erformance of the team. or some of the teams in t his competition,SWAT is their only duty where our team members are full timed eputies and participate in SWAT on a part-time basis. T aking this into consideration,I feel we did an exemplary job and Im very proudo f the performance of our team. According to Sheriff S usan Benton,e should be so proud of our team,not just f or their performance but for their readiness and willingness to serve our citizens at this advance level in these dangerous situations. F or complete results of the 30th Anniversary SWAT Roundup International,you may visit www.swatroundup.net. Highlands SWAT team competes in event Courtesy photo Sgt. Dave Stewart, Deputy Wayne Gunn, Lt. Jack Bailey, Deputy Ernest Gelinas, Sgt. Kyle A lbritton, Det. Chris Gunter, Deputy Alfredo Campos, and Sgt. Mike Delaney make up the Highlands County SWAT competition team. S pecial to the News-SunW ith the holiday season in full swing,people are busy with thoughts of gifts to buy,meals to prepare and guests to entertain.S ometimes these activities lead to carelessness in daily routines and normal safety precautions. The following tips are b rought to you by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Crime Prevention Unit in order to help you have a safe holiday season:At homeBe sure to lock doors a nd windows when leaving, even for a short time. Keep holiday gifts from being seen through a window or doorway. Store giftsb efore leaving. Turn on lights and radio o r television when going out for the evening to give the appearance that someone is in the house. If you are leaving for the h oliday,put some lights on timers to come on at various t imes of the night throughout the house. Also remember to stop mail and paperd eliveries until you return. Be wary of strangers s oliciting charitable donations. Ask for identification and how the money will be s pen. Avoid leaving boxes from purchases on the curb for trash pick-up. Take an extra moment and breakd own the box so the previous contents are not readily identifiable.When shoppingShop in daylight hours if possible. If your shopping goes into night time hours, park in a lighted area withp lenty of pedestrian traffic. Never park in an isolated a rea or in a dark parking lot. If you make a trip to your car and deposit packages,lock them in the trunk. You may even want to re-p ark the car in another safe location,closer to your next s hopping destination. Always lock the car also,to keep thieves from accessingt he trunk through the trunk release located in the glove c ompartment. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Pay forp urchases with credit or debit cards when possible. This also gives you a record o f your purchases in the event something needs to be r eturned. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Do not put purses in shopping carts, and keep wallets in an insidej acket pocket,not a back trouser pocket. Be aware of the proximity of your children. Teach them to go to a store clerk or cashier if you become separ ated.Holiday partiesChoose the designated driver before anyone starts drinking. The designated driver is someone who hasn ot consumed any alcoholic beverages. Dont let guests drink and drive. Provide alternative transportation for intox-i cated persons. Have non-alcoholic beverages available for partyg uests and designated drivers. Serve food before servi ng alcoholic beverages. High protein foods stay in t he stomach longer and delay the absorption of alcohol into the system so bes ure to have some of these on your menu. M ost importantly,take a little extra time to arriveat your destination safely. And Sheriff Susan Benton adds,Hug each other andt ell your loved ones how much they mean to you. P lease pray for our deputies who will be working throughout the holidays thatt hey are able to serve you well and go home safely to t heir families. God bless you and I wish you all a very safe holiday. Sheriffs Office issues holiday safety tips Please pray for our deputies who w ill be working t hroughout the h olidays that they are able to serve you well a nd go home s afely to their f amilies.S USANBENTON sheriff Get the paper delivered to you! NE WS-SU N-6155

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comA VON PARK Ahighscoring first half paved the way to the Lady Dragons 5-0 win over Avon Park Thursday night, though that result was also a testament to the continued progress seen by the Lady Red Devils. e know its a rebuilding year, head coach Chris Sboto said. So its all just about making progress as we go. That might have been a bit hard to see at times, early on. For though they battled, the hardcharging Lake Placid offense broke onto the scoreboard just under nine minutes in when Jenna Blount lofted a kick from 30-yards out that sailed just over the leaping hands of Avon Park keeper Rosa Cuellar, and just under the crossbar. Less than two minutes later, Michelle Hunter got past the defense on a break and hammered a shot home for a 2-0 lead. The Lady Devils were able to seize control at times and boot it deep for breakaways and scoring chances though none would quite come to fruition with Dragon keeper Tamija Douglas able to cover what shots came her way. Back on the attack, Lake Placid had a corner kick in the 20th minute that saw the ball disappear into a mass of bodies, get deflected out, but collected and cashed in by Sonia Becerra for a 3-0 Lady Dragon lead. It held there until the 26th SPORTS D SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, December 23, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Park Youth Football head coach Reggie Knighten and his three-time Mitey Mite Super Bowl champions were honored at halftime of Thursdays Lady Devil win over Lake Gibson. Knighten spoke to his players and the crowd about perseverance and playing with heart as w inning strategies on the field and in life. And if the results have been any indication, his young players are certainly on the right track. A P Mitey Mites honored for three-peat News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Michelle Hunter clears the ball away from Avon Parks Darlene Satine on this possession and would later use her powerful left leg to score one of Lake Placids goals in Thursdays 5-0 win. Dragons take two from ever-improving Avon Park See LP, Page 4D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Conner Cook looks to get the offense going Friday night and would tie for team-high scoring honors. But there just wasnt enough scoring to keep things close with visiting Southeast. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Perhaps t he Christmas vacation started a bit too early for t he Sebring boysvarsity basketball team, as a slugg ish start and a few too many missed opportunities led to a 63-32 loss to Bradenton Southeast Thursday night. Twelve consecutive Seminole points went unanswered in the first quarter before Quantre Rouse drained a threepointer at the 1:44 mark to put the Streaks on the board. Ezell Gammage and Connor Cook added some successful shots of their own before ending the quarter. With the board now at 14-7, the Streaks offense seemed to be working out some the kinks. The start of the second quarter, however, began with another Southeast run. But this time, only seven Seminole points went up before Sebring would respond, with Gammage offering up a two-pointer to put the score at 21-9. An extended scramble below the net finally saw a lay-up for Luke Ancrum shortly thereafter. A ncrum shared the title of point leader of the night a long with Conner Cook, each with a total of five p oints for Sebring. Cook and Duran R andolph put up a few more for Sebring in the second, to prove they still had a little fight left in them. However, Bradenton Southeast point leader Antonio Roy also offered up two of his twelve points in the second quarter. Along with the supporting efforts of his Seminole teammates, Roy and Southeast held onto the lead going into halftime, 3814. Despite Gary DeMarest making the first shot of the second half, the Steaks could not make sufficient enough gains to catch up to the Bradenton bunch in the third, seeing a deficit of 39 points. With the gap in score came a running clock during the fourth quarter, which really put the pressure on Sebring to step up their game. Terrell Williams, Kevin Alvarado and Decarus Jones responded to the pressure, but the final Seminoles stifle Blue Streaks L ake Placid5Avon Park0 S outheast63Sebring32 See SEBRING, Page 5D Courtesy photo Mayor George Hensley holds up the Super Bowl Championship trophy won by the Highlands Youth Football Junior Varisty Eagles as he honored the team with a proclamation for their own day Tuesday, Dec. 4. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity Team made history in Sebring on Saturday, Nov. 17, as they won the Super Bowl Championship. This was the first team from Sebring to make it to the big game and win the championship. This victory has brought so much to this JVTeam and will literally go down in the history books in the City of Sebring as they were honored by the Mayor George Hensley and the City Commissioners at the council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. Coach Cliff Howell, coach Sonny Harris and some of the players from the Eagles squad, along with their families, attended the meeting. As the meeting was called to order, Mayor Hensley took the podium to address the audience. He began by addressing the coaches and families discussing the importance of working with the youth of our city and thanking them for giving so much to youth sports programs in an effort to support their children. Mayor Hensley continued by congratulating coach Howell and Harris and the players on their successful season and the Super Bowl victory as he began to read aloud the following: Whereas, on October 13, 2012, the Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity football team, finished the regular season defeating all of their opponents, giving them undefeated status with a perfect 10win and 0-loss record, defeating their opponents by a comChampion Eagles earn their Day See EAGLES, Page 5D By FRED GOODALL Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Blake Bortles is just one of the reasons why Central Florida feels good about its c hances of being successful in the new-look Big East. The red-shirt sophomore turned the Beef OBradys Bowl into a personal showcase Friday night, throwing for three touchdowns and running for another to pace a 38-17 victory over Ball State in UCFs final game as a member of Conference USA a league the Knights won twice in eight seasons. s an outstanding player, and he scared me ... coming in with his feet and his ability to escape in the pocket and keep his eyes down the field and make plays, Ball State coach Pete Lembo said. He did that basically f rom the beginning of the game until the end when he came out, Lembo added. I cant believe that this guys not going to be a pro prospect if he continues to develop the way he has. So Im very, very impressed with him and obviously the supporting cast. Bortles directed a balanced attack that gained 494 yards total offense. UCFs defense did its part by holding the highscoring Cardinals to their lowest point total of the season. Offensively, this is one o f the best games we had all year, Bortles said. Everyone just really picked up and went, and thats why we won the way we did. Bortles threw for 271 yards and three touchd owns. The red-shirt sophomore a lso rushed for a careerhigh 80 yards and scored on a 6-yard run that helped UCF (10-4 point halftime lead. I thought Blake did everything he needed to do by making the right decisions, UCF coach George UCFs Bortles dominates in Beef O Bradys Bowl See KNIGHTS, Page 5D

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C M Y K YMCA Last Day 5K SEBRING The YMCAis looking forw ard 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 a nytime after that. Children 10 years old and under are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, race time is 9 a.m. Any questions, call 382-9622.Winter LeaguesS EBRING The Highlands County P arks and Natural Resources Department announces that the 2013 Winter Softball Leagues will start the week of January 14. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational and are open to all adults and youth, 16-years and older. Registration and fees are due by Monday, Jan. 7 No Exceptions! Fees are $375 per team that includes a $15 sanctioning fee for the year. For any further information please call Bob Keefe at 381-8284 or leave a message at 402-6755.Golf Fore a CureSEBRING At the Wednesday, Dec. 5, meeting of the Tanglewood Golf Association (TGA, Director of Golf, announced that TGA would be sponsoring the 8th annual Golf Fore a Cure charity golf tournament to be held at Pinecrest G.C. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The tournament has raised close to $40,000 for breast cancer research since its inception and is now an integral part of Tanglewoods annual cancer benefit. The tournament will have a scramble f ormat with prizes for the top teams in e ach category. Lunch is included in the $50 entry fee. There will also be a raffle, 50/50 draw and an auction. Registration begins on Saturday, Jan. 5. At this point, Alan J. Holmes of Edward Jones has committed to sponsoring the event. Aco-sponsor is also being sought. Alarge group of volunteers will be canvassing local businesses seeking hole sponsorships for $75, as well as prizes to be raffled or auctioned. For further information about hole sponsorships or to contribute a prize please call 382-8349.Tanglewood PickleballSEBRING Awhopping 145 members signed up for the Tanglewood Pickleball Associations 2012 season and members are now being registered for 2013. At least two dozen of these players can be seen outside the gates to Tanglewoods four pickleball courts early each morning, waiting for the courts to open and the first serves to cross the nets at precisely 8 a.m. Pickleball has really caught on here in Tanglewood, as it has across the continent. It is well-suited to seniors due to the badminton size court which greatly reduces the distances to be covered. It is a fast-paced partners game which requires excellent had-eye coordination Tanglewood is pleased to be hosting one of Floridas first Pickleball Tournaments of 2013 on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, when teams from surrounding communities will take to the courts for the annual Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament. These games will be based on skill level as opposed to age bracket.Franza inductionAVON PARK Its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzasi nduction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction c eremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach O ceanfront Resort, beginning with a N oon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold after Friday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. Tickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. Hotel reservations are available at (386 FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACAand is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, 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.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 England1040.714506315 N.Y. Jets680.429255320 Miami680.429264279 Buffalo590.357306402 South WLTPctPFPA y-Houston1220.857394280 Indianapolis950.643309358 Tennessee590.357285396 Jacksonville2120.143219383 North WLTPctPFPA x-Baltimore950.643348307 Cincinnati860.571355293 Pittsburgh770.500302291 Cleveland590.357280310 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1130.786409274 San Diego590.357299312 Oakland4100.286263402 Kansas City2120.143195367NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington860.571381350 Dallas860.571327338 N.Y. Giants860.571373304 Philadelphia4100.286253375 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1220.857371259 New Orleans680.429389379 Tampa Bay680.429354349 Carolina590.357296319 North WLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay1040.714344292 Minnesota860.571319308 Chicago860.571321240 Detroit4100.286330380 West WLTPctPFPA x-San Francisco1031.750357218 Seattle950.643350219 St. Louis671.464258315 Arizona590.357224302 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Saturdays Game Atlanta at Detroit, late Sundays Games Tennessee at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 1 p.m. Oakland at Carolina, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt P. Manning, DN511347 40163110 Brady, NE560355 4276 306 Rthlsbrgr, PIT3982552911226 Schaub, HOU4763083555 2210 Dalton, CIN472 2953313 2614 Flacco, BAL4872883474 2010 P. Rivers, SD488 31432902215 C. Palmer, OAK562 34239872214 Fitzpatrck, BUF44427429352215 Hasselbeck, TN221138 136775 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD A. Foster, HOU32513134.044614 J. Charles, KC24912304.9491t4 Ridley, NE25211054.384110 Green-Ells, CIN26310804.11486 Spiller, BUF16110476.5056t6 C. Johnsn, TN223 10374.6583t4 R. Rice, BAL23010314.48469 T. Rchrdsn, CL2588973.4832t11 R. Bush, MIA2008954.4865t5 Greene, NYJ2308833.84366 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Welker, NE100117211.7594 Wayne, IND97123412.730t4 A. Johnsn, HOU93136014.660t4 A Green, CIN85120814.273t11 D. Thomas, DN78121015.571t8 Decker, DN7292312.8559 B. Myers, OAK7274310.3 294 S. Johnsn, BUF6989112.9636 H. Miller, PIT6877111.3438 Hartline, MIA67100215.080t1NFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt A. Rodgrs, GB4743163588328 Griffin III, WAS3512332902184 A. Smith, SF2171521731135 M. Ryan, ATL53936942022714 R. Wilson, SEA3532222697219 Brees, NOR57435643353618 Romo, DAL56837942692216 C. Newtn, CAR42324634511810 J. Freeman, TB46925734712512 E. Mnnng, NYG487294 35902015 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN28918126.2782t11 M. Lynch, SEA27113795.0977t10 Morris, WAS28013224.7239t9 D. Martin, TB 27312504.5870t10 Gore, SF23211184.82377 S. Jacksn, STL2279094.00463 Forte, CHI2129034.26463 Bradshw, NYG1968694.43375 L. McCoy, PHL1777504.24342 Griffin III, WAS1127486.6876t6 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD B. Marshll, CHI107139813.15610 C. Johnsn, DET106166715.7535 Witten, DAL97923 9.5362 Gonzalez, ATL8788010.1258 R. White, ATL79115614.6595 D. Bryant, DAL79108713.8 85t10 Cruz, NYG79101912.980t9 Cobb, GB7789211.639t7 M. Crabtree, SF7386811.9 38t7 Ju. Jones, ATL69107115.580t9EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York197.731 Brooklyn1312.5205.5 Boston1313.5006 Philadelphia1314.4816.5 Toronto919.32111 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami176.739 Atlanta159.6252.5 Orlando1214.4626.5 Charlotte719.26911.5 Washington321.12514.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago1510.600 Milwaukee1411.5601 Indiana1512.5561 Detroit821.2769 Cleveland523.17911.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis186.750 San Antonio208.714 Houston1312.5205.5 Dallas1215.4447.5 New Orleans521.19214 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City215.808 Minnesota1311.5427 Denver1413.5197.5 Utah1413.5197.5 Portland1212.5008 Pacific Division W LPctGB L.A. Clippers206.769 Golden State189.6672.5 L.A. Lakers1214.4628 Phoenix1115.4239 Sacramento818.30812 ___ Thursdays Games Minnesota 99, Oklahoma City 93 Miami 110, Dallas 95 Portland 101, Denver 93 Fridays Games Philadelphia 99, Atlanta 80 Toronto 93, Orlando 90 Milwaukee 99, Boston 94, OT Chicago 110, New York 106 Indiana 99, Cleveland 89 Detroit 100, Washington 68 Memphis 92, Dallas 82 San Antonio 99, New Orleans 94 Golden State 115, Charlotte 100 L.A. Clippers 97, Sacramento 85 Saturdays Games Chicago at Atlanta, late Detroit at Washington, late Utah at Miami, late Memphis at Houston, late Indiana at New Orleans, late Cleveland at Milwaukee, late Charlotte at Denver, late Phoenix at Portland, late L.A. Lakers at Golden State, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 3 p.m. Minnesota at New York, 5 p.m. Utah at Orlando, 6 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 9 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL25719876829.5 Anthony, NYK21213761728.0 Durant, OKC23421672527.9 Harden, HOU17920661025.4 James, MIA2279257925.2 Westbrook, OKC19413155721.4 Pierce, BOS17714154521.0 Aldridge, POR1849346121.0 Curry, GOL1879154520.2 Lee, GOL2258953920.0 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE13822336114.4 Randolph, MEM11719230912.9 Howard, LAL10121531612.2 Asik, HOU8320128411.4 Lee, GOL8721630311.2 Hickson, POR9515324810.8 Noah, CHI9417326710.7 Duncan, SAN5023028010.4 Jefferson, UTA5920626510.2 Chandler, NYK11214725910.0 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS2328112.2 Paul, LAC262459.4 Westbrook, OKC262308.8 Holiday, PHL232038.8 Vasquez, NOR262268.7 Williams, Bro252058.2 Calderon, TOR282107.5 Parker, SAN261887.2 Lawson, DEN271897.0 James, MIA231566.8 M. Williams, UTA231566.8 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC26682.62 Conley, MEM23562.43 Jennings, MIL25572.28 Westbrook, OKC26542.08 Rondo, BOS23472.04 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC26803.08 Sanders, MIL24712.96 Hibbert, IND27752.78 Howard, LAL26682.62 Duncan, SAN27692.56B ASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLSuspended Atlanta RHP Billy Bullock 50 games following a second violation for a drug of abuse under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAssigned OF Steve Pearce outright to Norfolk (IL DETROIT TIGERSAnnounced SS Gustavo Nunez, Rule 5 draft selection, was returned by the Arizona Diamondbacks which sent him outright to Toledo (IL HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with RHP Jose Veras on a one-year contract. MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with RHP Rich Harden on a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEESSent RHP Jim Miller outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with RHP Jeremy Bonderman on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYSClaimed OF/INF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Cleveland (AL Storey outright to Buffalo (IL National League CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with OF Nate Schierholtz on a one-year contract. Announced LHP Jeff Beliveau was claimed off waivers by Texas and RHP Sandy Rosario was claimed off waivers by San Francisco. Announced LHP Gerardo Concepcion cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Kane County (MWL MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with LHP Tom Gorzelanny on a two-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSClaimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Chicago Cubs.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Atlanta S Chris Hope $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants WR Victor Cruz in a game on Dec. 16. Fined Atlanta WR Roddy White and New York Giants CB Corey Webster $7,875 apiece for a skirmish during the game. Fined San Francisco S Dashon Goldson $21,000 for an illegal hit; Tennessee DE Antonio Smith and New York Jets DE Quinton Coples $15,750 each for helmet-to-helmet hits; Baltimore WR Anquan Boldin and Baltimore CB Cary Williams $15,750 each for unnecessary roughness; and San Diego CB Antoine Cason and Tennessee S Jordan Babineaux $7,875 apiece for unnecessary roughness. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSClaimed RB Jonathan Grimes off waivers from Houston. MINNESOTA VIKINGSReinstated CB Chris Cook from injured reserve.COLLEGENCAASuspended Texas basketball player Myck Kabongo for 23 games for accepting impermissible benefits and providing false statements during an investigation into the infractions. The suspension included the 10 games he has already missed. CALIFORNIANamed Barry Sacks defensive line coach and Randy Stewart defensive backs coach. LIMESTONENamed Drew Anthony recruiting and defensive coordinator. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY,Jan.3: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.7: Girls Basketball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA FRIDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA SATURDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA THURSDAY,Jan.3: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,12/2:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.3: Girls Basketball at Fort Meade FRIDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at All Saints A cademy,Noon; Girls Soccer at All Saints Academy,10 a.m. SATURDAY,Jan.5: Boys Basketball vs.Kathleen,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Kathleen,6 p.m. N N B B A A T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Boston at Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 p p . m m . N ew York at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . O klahoma City at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . Houston at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change S S K K I I I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Audi Birds of Prey, Giant Slalom . . . . . . . N N B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Fresno State vs. . . Southern Methodist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NN N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . C incinnati at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 1 1 p p . m m . St. Louis at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 4 4 p p . m m . Regional Chicago at Arizona or N.Y. 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C M Y K Page 4DNews-SunSunday, December 23, 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 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 S TANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1 2/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 2 2 Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30 Overnight Backpack Trip at Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. This is a follow-up to the Backpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is only those who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. The trail leads through moderately rolling hills with pine forests, prairies, wetlands, scrub and marshy lakeshore along Lake Arbuckle. Bring backpacking equipment, hiking shoes, a brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. FTA Heartland December Activities Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bruce Moellendick, former PGA trainer, is the instructor for the YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. The classes will be held twice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. For more information on this program please contact us at 382-9622 ask for Kevin Stoker. Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry have joined the YMCAteam in p roviding authentic traditional martial arts. M aster Henry has trained many state, national, and international champions over the past 24 years. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m. starting at the b eginning 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 about 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 The YMCAis looking forward to bringing in the New Year with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. The race will take place at the Yon Saturday, Dec. 29. The cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime after that. Children 10 years old and under are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, race time is 9 a.m. Camp Holiday Hoopla The YMCAis offering 8 days of fantastic fun. The Camp Holiday H oopla will be taking place D ecember 20, 21, 26-28, and J anuary 2-4. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, gymnastics, a field trip, fitn ess and nutrition, and all k inds of sports. Ages include 5-12 and camp fees are $15 for one time registration, a $20 daily fee, or if you would like to do all eight days it is $125 T-shirts and lunch will be provided. Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join the YMCA? We have been meeting the needs of Highlands County for over 25 years and we offer something for everyone. O n Saturday, Jan. 5, stop in to the Highlands County Family YMCAfor our Open House. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the Y MCAwill be giving free t ours and offering membership specials that include waiving joiner fees, health assessments, and BOGO rates on our daily punch cards. Y MCAhas not only one, b ut 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 minute when another breakaway added to it. This time, it was Yarensi Sanchez who slipped past and secured the long pass before powering a shot into the net. Later, with just over two minutes left in the half, freshman Mary Grace Bates capped off the scoring when she gathered a loose ball in the goalie box and punched it in. C apped off the scoring, not just for the half but for the match as well, as the Lady D evil defense kicked it up a notch in the second half and held serve over the final 40 minutes to at least take some solace on the night. Lake Placid is such a good team and strong program, they showed what theyre capable of in the first half, Sboto said. Theyret he sort of team you cant make a mistake against or else they will take advantage in a hurry. But we continued to play hard throughout, and to be able to stay with them and keep them off the board in the second half, thats definitely something to be proud of, he continued. That showed the way were capable of playing. I n the nightcap of the coed twin-bill, the Lake Placid boys stayed ahead of an also improving Red Devil squad f or a 3-0 win. Both teams will have some t ime off for the holidays b efore returning to the pitch. The Avon Park teams travel to All Saints Academy Friday, Jan. 4, for an early pair of matches with the girls playing at 10 a.m. and the boys at Noon. The Lake Placid boys are off until Tuesday, Jan. 8, before hosting LaBelle, while the Lady Dragons visit Sebring Monday, Jan. 7, before traveling to Clewiston the following night. Continued from 1D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE In the midst of leaping Lady Dragons and Devils, thats Avon Park goalkeeper Rosa Cuellar deflecting the corner kick away Thursday night. LP takes two, AP looking better That showed the way were capable of playing. CHRISSBOTO Lady Devil head coach The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated Press.JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed running back Jonathan Grimes off waivers from Houston. Grimes played in nine games this season, six with the Texans and three with the New York Jets. He carried twice for 6 yards with the Jets. The Jaguars needed depth at running back. Maurice Jones-Drew (foot Rashad Jennings (concussion/shoulder) are out Sunday against New England, and backups Jalen Parmele and Jordan Todman are on injured reserve. An undrafted rookie from William and Mary, Grimes had a team-best 130 yards rushing for Houston in the preseason. He was waived in final cuts and signed to the practice squad. The Jets claimed him in September and waived him Oct. 30. The Texans claimed him the following day and parted ways with him Thursday. Jaguars claim RB Grimes

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C M Y K Associated PressDAVIE Former Pro Bowl kicker Nate Kaeding signed Friday with the Miami Dolphins, whose recent wave of injuries sent kicker Dan Carpenter to injured reserve because of a right groin injury. Carpenter went 22 for 27 on field-goal tries this season. He first appeared on the injury report Thursday, when he was limited in practice. The Dolphins (6-8 relatively healthy for much of the season, but theyve placed three players on injured reserve this week and could be without both starting wide receivers Sunday against Buffalo. Receiver Davone Bess (back Misi (ankle Among those listed as questionable were receiver Brian Hartline (back nerback Nolan Carroll (knee and defensive tackle Randy Starks, who has missed practice this week because of a personal matter. Hartline and Carroll practiced Friday on a limited basis. Despite the recent injuries, coach Joe Philbin said hes not feeling snake bit. Not at all, he said. Its a demanding game and unfortunately guys get injured in this game. Thats just the landscape of the profession. Kaeding is the most accurate field-goal kicker in NFL history at 87 percent (180 of 207), and he made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2009. OLeary said. Basically, he made the right decisions that moved us down the field. He really showed tonight why hes our guy out there. Bortles tossed first-half TD passes of 7 and 5 yards toL atavius Murray, who also scored on a 2-yard run. J.J. Wortons 7-yard scoring reception made 35-10 late in the third quarter. Ball State (9-4 ing to finish with at least 10 wins for the third time in school history, however its offense sputtered while being held 18 points below its season average. Keith Wenning threw a 7-yard TD pass to Willie Snead early in the second quarter, but the Cardinals didnt get into the end zone again until Snead scored on a 16-yard reception with 5 minutes remaining. Bortles completed 22 of 33 passes without an interception to become UCFs first 3,000-yard passer since 2002. His three TD passes were a career-best and tied the Beef Bradys Bowl record. Wenning, meanwhile, was 22 of 34 for 217 yards and two TDs for Ball State, which had a six-game winning streak snapped before an announced crowd of 21,759. The Cardinals were 3 for 9 on third-down conversions and finished with 288 yards, nearly 200 below their season average. Obviously, to stay on the field on third down is critical, and (there is gin for error for our offense, Lembo said. It wasnt a horrible day offensively by any means, but not quite to the degree we needed to stay in the game. UCF, one of several schools joining the Big East next season, rebounded from an overtime loss in the Conference USAtitle game to finish with double-digit victories for the third time since stepping up to the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Knights also won 10 in 2007 and 2010, when they were Conference USAchampions. The Knightsloss to Tulsa in the Conference USAtitle game kept them close to home for the postseason. Instead of heading to the Liberty Bowl for the second time in three years, coach George OLeary and his players settled for a 100-mile t rek west from Orlando to Tropicana Field, the home of M ajor League Baseballs Tampa Bay Rays. OLeary also brought his team to St. Petersburg in 2009, losing to Rutgers by three touchdowns. Friday nights victory improved the 66-year-old coachs record to 4-5 in bowl games, including a 2-3 mark with UCF. Ball States first bowl appearance since 2008 is the latest step in an impressive turnaround under Lembo, whose team suffered early losses to Clemson, Kent State and Northern Illinois before winning six straight down the stretch to put themselves into a position to fill the Big Easts slot in the Beef O Bradys game because the league didnt have enough bowl-eligible teams to meet its commitment. The Cardinals beat two teams from BCS conferences in the same season for the first time, defeating Indiana and South Florida in consecutive weeks. They had the MACs second-most produ ctive offense at 471.3 yards and 35 points per game and won four times by scoring the w inning points in the final 2 minutes or overtime. s not the way you kind o f desire to go out as a senior, but Im proud of my teammates for even getting us to the point, Ball State linebacker Travis Freeman said. The guys worked hard and trained hard all year round for this opportunity. We didt seize it, but Im proud of my teammates for what theyve done. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 23, 2012Page 5D 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 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 0 0 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 1 1 point went to a Seminole free-throw in the last seconds to finalize their win 63-32. T his defeat bit just as hard as the frigid weather outside, as the Streaks have faced similar struggles this season. They didnt show up, said head coach Princeton H arris. They had no type of i ntensity, no type of fight. eve got to keep working. Theyve got to come to be ready; you cant take days off. They will have a few days off to enjoy the holiday, of c ourse, but better have their game faces on Thursday as t hey host the opening night of the annual Taveniere Tournament. There could be som e changes, Harris said. If theyre not going to be ready to play, Ive got some people that will. Continued from 1D bined score of 229 to 47 points. W hereas, on November 3, 2012, the Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity football team defeated the Dundee Hornets 406 in round two o f the playoffs to move on to t he NFC Junior Varsity Championship Game W hereas, on November 10, 2012, the Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity footb all team defeated the Auburndale Bulls 6-0 to become the first NFC Divisional Champions in the Sunshine Police Athletic League (PAL) Conference, Junior Varsity Division. Whereas, on November 17, 2012, the Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity football team faced the undefeated Lakeland Hurricanes and defeated them 19-12 in overtime to become the Sunshine PALJunior Varsity Super Bowl Champions at Firemen's Field in Sebring, Florida. Whereas, this was the first time ever a Youth Super Bowl Championship football game has been held in Highlands County; a local team played in a Super Bowl game in Sebring and the first team to win the Super Bowl Championship game in Sebring. Whereas, this was the first time any team from the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer organization successfully made it to thec hampionship round and the f irst Highlands Eagles team to win the Super Bowl Championship. Now therefore, be it Proclaimed, that I, George Hensley, Mayor of the City of Sebring, Florida do hereby proclaim that December 4 2012, shall be recognized and celebrated as Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity Super Bowl Champions Day in the City of Sebring, Florida and encourage all residents to extend congratulations to the coaches and players for their outstanding performance. As the Eagles JVcoaches and players stood proudly before the Council and audience, Mayor Hensley presented each player and the coaches with a signed copy of the Proclamation and shook hands with them all. Mayor Hensley talked with the players about positions they played and askedt he players if they had any s tories they would like to share that occurred during the season. Rodrigo Nolan shared that he forgot his helmet and shoulder pads during the NFC Championship game in Haines City and had to borr ow some from the Pee Wee team to play in the game. Coach Harris shared that the football book got soaked i n the rain because it got left in coach Howells truck, and Jalen Williams shared that he left his shoes in Dundee during an away game. Coach Harris and Howell showed Mayor Hensley the Super Bowl trophy and the Mayor proudly took the trophy and held it up high for the council and audience to see as everyone in the audie nce applauded. Coach Howell and Harris both thanked Mayor Hensley for this honor and privilege. T his was another memorable moment to go along with the victory of the Super Bowl. This was the first time ever any youth football team or organization in the City of Sebring to have a P roclamation awarded to t hem and they certainly earned it. Continued from 1D Eagles honored with Champions Day Continued from 1D C ourtesy photo The 2012 Super Bowl Champion Highlands Youth Football Junior Varsity Eagles. Knights beat up on Ball State N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Gary DeMarest found the traffic pretty heavy in the lane against Southeast Friday night. Sebring falls Friday K Kaeding signs with Miami; Carpenter placed on IR

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