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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 15 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 73 43C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Mostly sunny and nice F orecast Question: Who will win the Super Bowl? Next question: What do you enjoy most about the Super Bowl? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Andrew Jackson Age 77, of Sebring John McKeown Age 89, of Sebring Frederick Wichmann Jr. Age 62, of Sebring Frances Ziegler Age 96, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Ravens 47.2% 49ers 52.8% 099099401007 Total votes: 54 Arts & Entertainment6B Chalk Talk11B Classifieds10A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscopes13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B 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; 00027289 Thomas Collins By SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comS EBRING Just after midnight Friday morning Sebring P olice Department and EMS arrived to a gruesome scene at 755 Lemon Ave. in theW ashington Heights area. Johnny Theodore Thomas,33, o f Sebring was found lying on the ground near the property. The Sebring Police Departmentp ress release stated that Thomas had what appeared to be a gun shot wound to the f ace. EMS was enroute to a nearby h ospital when Thomas was pronounced deceased. SPD began investigations on scene and located a witness who named 19-year-old DwayneA lexis Collins as the shooter, according to reports. The suspect has prior arrests with the SPD for misdemeanors and a resisting arrest without violence charge in 2012. The case is continuing to be i nvestigated by SPD. An arrest warrant has been issued for C ollins. The suspect had not been located at the time of press. Anyone with any information regarding the case or the where-a bouts of the suspect Dewayne A. Collins (D.O.B. 3/4/1994) may anonymously contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1800-226-8477 or text TIPS196plus information to CRIMES(274637 Information may also be given to DetectiveThomas Gillard at SPD 471-5108 or Highlands County Sheriffs Dispatch Center 402-7200. Man slain, cops search for suspect News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY M ore than two dozen people turned out in Lake Placid to hear a presentation about the areas early indigenous people on Thursday. The program was part of a current exhibit at the Historical Society and Memorial Library about the Belle Glades Culture (500 BC-1500 ADough Feb, 18. The library has a display of books on the subject. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY T aken from a panel of the We are Here historical exhibit at the LP H istorical Society, the map shows the range of the indigenous people who thrived for about 1,500 years where we live now. Lake Okeechobee is at the bottom, Lake Istokpoga in the middle, Lake J ackson, and surrounding lakes, at the top. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID An excellent opportunity to learn about local history exists right now at the Lake Placid Historical Society DepotM useum. The We Were Hereexhibition i s now open. The exhibit is about preColumbian life in Central Florida. It is not elaborate,but thorough. Eight panels combine to teach the B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comL AKE PLACID Most people are surprised theres archeology in Florida, Catherine Smith told her audienceT hursday. In fact,not only are there thousands o f years of history to study,but the indigenous people of Florida have confounded scientists and upset long held theories,she said. Smith is a graduate student at Florida A tlantic University and resident at the Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades. S he gave a presentation,sponsored by the Lake Placid Historical Society and held at the Womans Club,Thursdaya bout the Glades Period (500 BC 1500 AD) indigenous people. S mith said a complex,highly sophisticated society known as the Belle Glade Culture developed in Central Florida, p opulating an area roughly from north of Avon Park to south of Clewiston,and all around Lake Okeechobee. Because its people lived in harmony with the waters of Central Florida,they are also knowna s the Water People. Discover more history When conch shells were sharpened into knives By SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Anyone looking for a spot of tea in the Sebring area has a newer establishment to add to their places to visit in the Heartland. A revamped and revived business,Coffee,Tea and Thee,has opened its doors and is looking to bring something special to the Downtown Sebring community. Located just off of the Circle at 113 W. Center Ave., owner Pamela Kay has enlisted the help of local artist Phyliss Jones to create a unique shop where customers can enjoy good company, beverages and food. The shop is part of a bigger picture however; Coffee,Tea and Thee serves as the money wheel for the Praz Kidz organization run by shop owner Pamela Kay. A large portion of the funds earned from Coffee, Tea and Thee will go to help fund Kays non-profit Praz Kidz,which helps local youth discover and get plugged in to the arts and theater in the area. Coffee,Tea and Thee will serve as a downtown stable for all those who enjoy light, fun experiences in a relaxed setting. The quaint shop is described as girlie and womanlyby both Kay and Jones. I got to thinking about it, and said what can we do, what do we have the most of around here? Women. Why not gear it towards women, Jones said. Jones,who is credited with transforming the establishment from a plain shop to its current state,had a wonderful time creating the theme. Using items from her very own art collection,Jones created a sort of womens retreat complete with tea,hot meals and sweet treats. Paintings of glamorous women,old and young,hang on the walls throughout the shop. Other local artistswork are also featured and for sale in the shop. e are celebrating women. We welcome men,of course,but this is a place where women can come and be comfortable,Jones said. s very feminine and very art deco. The shop serves up light brunch-like options including homemade soups,salads, fruit plates and more to go along with their one-of-aTea, coffee shop opens doors after remodel News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Owner and art director of Coffee, Tea and Thee Pamela Kay and Phyliss Jones (from left) invite customers to enjoy a spot of tea, delicious treats and one-of-a-kind art work in their newly remodeled shop in Downtown Sebring. See ART,page 3A See WATER,page 7A S ee HISTORY,page 7A Music goes onS tars take stage at SFSC t hrough series ARTS, 6BDistrict titleL ake Placid girls basketball c laim season SPORTS, 1B LIVING, 14B
C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security, above lotto; 0 0027048 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; general, below lotto; 00027052 Jan. 30 7910424549x:3Next jackpot $11 millionJan. 26 345383941x:5 Jan. 23 152122243941x:2 Feb. 1 19153235 Jan. 31 315162933 Jan. 30 1213142736 Jan. 29 2351724 Feb. 1 (n 7873 Feb. 1 (d 0650 Jan. 31 (n 0951 Jan. 31 (d 0377 Feb. 1 (n) 359 Feb. 1 (d 406 Jan. 31(n 917 Jan. 31 (d 246 Feb. 1 415264021 Jan. 29 314223917 Jan. 25 172333352 Jan. 22 1719233521 Jan. 30 1416324752 PB: 16Next jackpot $176 millionJan. 26 322264149 PB: 18 Jan. 23 1112244345 PB: 9 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Gangitano speaks at Tea Party meetingSEBRING Roger Gangitano will be the guest speaker at The Highlands Tea Party meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Guests may gather at 5 p.m. for a buffet dinner at Homers Smorgasbord before the meeting commences. Gangitano,who is nicknamed The Bojwon,after a genie who makes things happen,is retired from a successful career in business management and advertising. New York born and raised,he moved to Melbourne in 1992,where he lives with his wife,Linda. They have four grown children,seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Gangitano is a well-known activist,a chapter leader for ACT! for America,a member of The United West,the Save America Foundation, Brevard 9-12 Group,and various other local political organizations.A frequent guest on radio and Blog TV shows,he is a staunch opponent of the Ground Zero mosque in New York,and often speaks to groups and organizations about The Muslim Brotherhood,the infiltration of radical Islam and the threat of Shariah into American society and related topics. Hoosier Days plan get-togetherSEBRING Hoosier Days in Sebring will host a get-together at Homers Smorgasbord (corner of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway across from Walmart) today. Sign-in is at 11 a.m.,with meal at noon.DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The Young Men of the DeMolay will host a spaghetti lunch today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge,1809 Home Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donation is $7 each. The menu includes salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread,dessert and beverage. Take out is available.Stamp Club meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday each month at St. John United Methodist Church,3214 Grand Prix Drive (behind Sebring Walmart) at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Call President Don Ludwig at 385-6214.Community Chorus begins rehearsalsSEBRING The Highlands Community Chorus will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday for an April concert. The rehearsals will be held at St. John United Methodist Church on Grand Prix Drive in Sebring behind Walmart. There are no auditions for joining the group,just a love of singing. All vocal parts are welcomed. The group is conducted by Sue Lewis and accompanied by Emily Hayner. The April concert will be titled The British Isles to Americawith many familiar composed and folk songs from both sides of the ocean to delight every listener. Future newspaper articles and posters will announce the necessary information about the concert. Tickets,as always,will be available from chorus members and at the door. For more immediate information,call Sue Lewis at 314-9315. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Gangitano Continued on page 5A B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING The Sebring Fire Department responded to a call at the HighlandsC ounty Jail Jan. 28 after Deputy Todd Muse smelled smoke coming from one of the centers posts. Fire personnel discove red a smolder of miscellaneous papers in a pipe that also serves as an air conditioner returnat the post inside the jail,accord-i ng to a news release from Sheriff Susan Benton. The smoldering fire filled t he post and one cell block. Due to the amount of smoke in the location,the jail wasf orced to evacuate 96 inmates from the area. I nmates were taken to a non-affected location within the jail. H CSO detectives,along with the state fire marshal, w ere called in to investigate the incident shortly after it was discovered. Through the fire investigation, HCSO was able to identifya nd charge inmate David Louisnel Edmond. E dmond,22,of 2520 Hope Circle in Sebring,was charged with first degreea rson. The charge is a first degree felony arson to a d welling or building with p eople present. Edmond was incarcerated at thet ime of the incident on charges of firing a missile into a dwelling,crimi-n al mischief,possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. The bail for Edmonds has b een increased to $120,000 as a result of the new charges added to his recordf rom Mondays incident. Incidents like this in the detention facility are takenv ery seriously by the Sheriffs Office,Chief D eputy Mark Schrader said. e credit a quick response by the dentition deputiesa nd swift and expedient investigation by sheriffs d etectives,which resulted in charges against the inmate. Edmonds previous charges and lengthy arrestr eport include possession of narcotics,burglary,aggrav ated assault and petty theft. Edmond will remain in c ustody at the HCSO Jail. No further information is a vailable at this time. I nmate charged with arson at HCSO jail Edmond By GARY FINEOUT A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott who just two years ago said itw as time to slash state spending and return government to its core functions is now asking state lawmakers for a6 percent hike in spending. S cott on Thursday unveiled a $74.2 billion budget for the coming year that calls for higher spending on schools and universities,including ana cross-the-board $2,500 pay raise for school teachers and a $1,200 one-time bonus for state workers. The Republican governor also called for spending moreo n key environmental programs such as Everglades r estoration and increasing money available for school safety programs by 16 per-c ent. But Scotts third proposed b udget was also notable for what it did not include:A recommendation on whether the state should accept federal aid and expand Medicaid a key part of the Affordable Care Act. I nstead Scott continued to insist there were too many unanswered questionsa bout how the Medicaid expansion would work. If F lorida were to expand the safety-net program,an estimated 900,000 residentsw ould become eligible for coverage. oday is not the day for t hat decision,said Scott,a former health care executive who has been a strong critic of President Barack Obamaso verhaul. Scott last summer had vowed the state would n ot expand Medicaid,but he softened his stance after Obamas re-election. S cott did call for spending money to offer insurance to p art-time employees to avoid potential penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Hisb udget also includes spending on mandatory items under the health care overh aul,including paying primary care doctors more. I n other areas,Scott is sticking to his position that university and community college tuition should remain at its current levels. He alsow ants state legislators to freeze tuition for the next four years for incoming freshmen. His budget calls for spending more to promote tourisma nd borrowing money in order to pay for improvem ents to the states seaports. But Scott did include plenty of cuts in his budget pro-p osal. He wants to slash paym ents to hospitals,cut off some services now offered to Medicaid patients,and elimi-n ate nearly 4,000 jobs,many of them in the state's prison system. He wants to close e ight drivers licenses offices,including ones in G ainesville,Lakeland, Sebring and Orlando. During a brief presentation to announce his budget focused primarily on twoa reas:His proposed $1.25 billion budget boost for public schools and new tax cuts f or businesses,including the elimination of sales taxes on equipment used for manufacturing. This budget is aimed at m aking strategic,targeted investments to keep our economy on track and moving, Scott said. Scott justified the i ncreased spending this coming year by noting the tough choicesthat the state had made when he first came into office in 2011. The statese conomy has improved since then and state tax collections are beginning to grow again. Shortly after he was sworn in,Scott had recommended billions in spending cuts,i ncluding cuts to schools. s not a budget that dabb les,Scott said two years ago when he unveiled his spending recommendationsa t a Central Florida church. It doesnt offer a little somet hing for every special interest or sweeteners for special people. On Thursday Scott said: Now we have the where-w ithal to make more investments. S tate lawmakers will use Scotts budget recommendations as a framework for thef inal budget they will adopt later this spring. The initial r eaction from top Republicans was restrained. Rep. Seth McKeel,RL akeland and House budget chief,called Scotts recommendations "thoughtful" but t hen said he was waiting to see if economic forecasts in M arch continued to show growth in state tax collections. One Democrat said that Scott was relying on "gim-m icks" to remake his image in advance of an expected reelection campaign in 2014. Scott unveils $74.2 billion spending plan Special to the News-SunSEBRING Heartland Workforce Chairman David Royal and President/CEO Roger Hood jointlyr eleased the following statement today in support of Governor Rick Scotts Florida Families First state budget proposal for 2013-2 014: Governor Scotts Florida Families First Budget reflects his commitment to the states workforce system,whichi ncludes Workforce Florida, Inc.,the Department of E conomic Opportunity,24 regional workforce boards, and nearly 100 One-StopC areer Centers. His proposal helps to ensure that w e have the resources nece ssary to help our residents who are seeking to gain employment,enter or advance in the workforce, and improve their skills.T he increased funding amount for workforce initiatives might allow us to assist and train even more of our residents and providet hem the opportunity to obtain the skills thell need to obtain a self-sufficient job. The leadership and staff of Heartland Workforce looks forward toc ontinuing our efforts to assist job seekers and our r egions employers,to ensure our region has a skilled and talented work-f orce prepared for current and future employment o pportunities. Heartland Workforce happy with Scotts proposed budget Associated PressB OYNTON BEACH Police say a South Florida m an killed two of his children before killing himself. A ccording to Boynton Beach police,Isidro Zavala killed 12-year-old Eduardo Zavala and 11-year-old Mario Zavala at their moth-e s home early Saturday. Police found one boy dead on a patio. The other was found dead in the kitchen. Police say Zavala was foundd ead in the kitchen of a selfinflicted gunshot wound. Police say no abuse or domestic violence had been reported at the home. The couple also has a 19-year-old son. Man kills 2 sons, himself By CHARLES BABINGTON A ssociated PressWASHINGTON The immigration debate ist hreatening to pit Republicans who focus m ainly on presidential elections against those who concentrate on congressional races. Strategists say R epublicans must soften their rhetoric about illegal immigrants if they want to win presidential elections. The fast-growing Hispanice lectorate has sided heavily with Democrats in recent elections. But granting illegal residents a pathway to citizenship is deeply unpopular in many House Republicans districts. P resident Barack Obama wants such a pathway. So d o some prominent GOP lawmakers. Their plans differ on when and how citizenship might occur. Border securi-t y is a big sticking point. Some GOP strategists say converting millions of illegal Hispanic residents into citizens might producel arge numbers of new voters who will lean Democratic for years. Immigration bill splits GOP on national-local line
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 3A M USSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 2/3/13 p/u; 00027321 H EARTLAND HARMONIZERS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main a 2/3; 00027332 kind imported teas. e will be carrying S ouvia teas. It is an organic, imported tea and we are one o f the only shops around to be carrying this brand. Its really good,Kay said. K ay explained that her entire mission behind the s hop came to her as she was visiting her granddaughter in the area many years ago.A fter praying for God to show her a purpose,Kay was directed to help children. I didnt have many opportunities growing up,life was d ifferent. It was hard. When I came here I saw some of the same issues with these kids and I thought we have to change this ... They make better decisions when they realize this world is so much bigger than just where they are right now,Kay said. A fter meeting Jones,Kay realized that the arts was a p erfect way to reach the children and the youth throughout the area. The duo hasd ecided to use Coffee,Tea and Thee as a way to touch t he lives of women and the youth in the area through a love of the arts. What we need the community to know is that we are here. We are open after H ighlands Little Theatre shows are over for little d esserts and meetings. We know that sometimes it ends late,but we are willing to be here and be open. We want everyone to know we are a community company out here to support this community. For us its downtown; we want to be a good neighbor tot hose around us. Not that we dont welcome people outs ide of the downtown area, we want those that live here to know we are here,Kays aid. Coffee,Tea and Thee is c urrently open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.The tea shop willa lso be open following each Highlands Little Theatre event. The shop will be availa ble by reservation for private parties,meetings, e vents,birthdays and tea parties. For more information contact Kay at 991-2134. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Coffee, Tea and Thee offers a feminine touch along with its unique coffee and tea selections in its newly remodeled shop just off the downtown Sebring circle. Art, youth are important parts of new coffee, tea shop Continued from page 1A The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K N orma McQuillan,a well d ressed,late middle aged,white woman and Lakeland resident, a ppeared before the council aski ng the city to forgive more than $5,700 in liens she has accumul ated because of penalty fines a nd interest. She owed the city more than $2,200 in garbage f ees for three rental properties: 1201,1203 and 1205 S. Carolina Ave. T he city released McQuillans lien notices at the meeting. A ccording to them,the first two l iens were sent in 2010; two other notices were sent in 2011 a nd 2012. M cQuillan claimed she had n ever received any notices. She s aid her property manager defrauded her and had not forw arded any city correspondence t o her. She had been unaware of t he past-due bill. I had no way o f knowing,McQuillan said. Maria Sutherland told the c ouncil McQuillan paid the g arbage bill in full once she became aware of the problem. S utherland was asking for direction about what to do. Wve never had something like t his,she said,adding the council has provided lien forgiveness b efore in the case of bank forec losures. The percentage paid on those liens was at 2.5 percent. T his is when the debate began. Councilor Brenda Gray was opposed to any forgiveness fort wo reasons. If we start forgivi ng liens,she said,therell be no end to it.In addition,she q uestioned how fair a forgiveness policy could be. A s an example,she reminded h er fellow council members of another case,where Wendall W illiams,a southside owner of f amily property,had not r eceived proper notice of code v iolations because the paperwork was sent to the wrong a ddress. We did not forgive that debt, Gray said. M ayor Sharon Schuler unders tood both sides of the argument. She was willing to vote for a discount on the liens,but only i f the city was not out the cost of p rocessing the paperwork. Garrett Anderson believed McQuillan had spoken honestly. e vote for variances all thet ime. Wre not making law. I have no problem with releasing t he lien.He added,If (McQuillan t ion (from the property manager w e should get our share. City Attorney Gerald Buhr a greed with Anderson on that point. If money is recovered f rom the agent,the city should b e first (during the distribution of the funds).Otherwise Buhr h ad a warning. You have to t reat everyone the same. W e agree with that position. As Councilor Gray said,start m aking exceptions and there w ill be no end to the requests. Then there is the more important i ssue why should one propert y owner get a break from the city,and another not? Finally,we have sympathy for M cQuillan. It is the property owners responsibility to rema i n a ware of city bills,fees and t axes,and when they are due. Ignorance is no excuse. In the s ame way,it is property owners w ho must keep their contact information current,not the city. T he single exception is if the c itys billing process has gaps resulting in misdirected mailing. I n fact,that is exactly what the council decided. Members unani mously agreed to have city staff l ook into the situation. They will wait to find out if the city is to b lame for the miscommunicat ion before deciding on the proper action in this particular case. W e agree that was a sensible a nd fair decision. Its too bad it wasnt made for W illiams. That is why property owners must be treated equally acrosst he board. Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.comTO DAYSED ITORIALTODAYSLETTERS An interesting debate was triggered by an absentee landlord during Avon Parks regular city council meeting Monday. 2227 U.S. 27 South S ebring, FL 33870 NEWSROOMR OMONA WASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org DAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528d email@example.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE WATSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgMITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION Should all AP property owners be treated the same? I love my job as a writer.I g et to sit in a room and make stuff up,and sometimes people pay me moneyt o do it.Whats not to like about that? Of course,like anything e lse,there are some disadvantages to this lovely vocat ion. One of them is that I wind up sitting a lot while Im spinning my tales. According to doctors,too much sitting is bad for you.M y scale seems to support their statements,at least when it comes to my weight. So I have to figure out a way to counteract this effect. The marketplace has caught on to this,and pro-v ided a number of solutions to the problem. One is a s tanding desk,where instead of sitting down you do your work standing up. I have a number of writer friends that swear by this idea,and Ih ave flirted with it from time to time.The fact that long periods of standing results in incredible pain in my feet keeps this idea justa n idea. Then theres what is called an active workstation.One version of this is a treadmill desk,which gives one the opportunity to walk and surf the Net at the same time. For someone whos really into fitness and using their laptop,this appears to be a match made in Heaven. But,according to an article at www.market watch.com ,using a treadmill desk is not all sunshine and cupcakes.Reporter Jen Wieczner cites a 2011 Mayo Clinic study that shows medical transcriptionists speed and accuracy suffering while walking and typing. Then again,the study only involved 11 transcriptionists so its possible they found the most uncoordinated of the lot. If the treadmill isnt to your liking,they make machines that let you cycle the pounds away.Or,you can strengthen your abs by sitting on (I am not kidding a giant rubber ball while working on your computer. According to the article, the jury is out on how effective these devices are. Some sing their praises,while others say they dont deliver as p romised. The comments section had a couple of peop le who felt the article was too negative.One of them actually blogs about his treadmill desk experience at www.treadmilldeskdiary.com I have to admit that Im somewhat leery of these newfangled gadgets. I have experience with treadmills its the piece of equipment I use when I make myself go to the YMCA. Im the galw ho usually has her ear buds plugged into her Ipod while s he has a death grip on the treadmills handrails. And that is my top worry. Yes,I know that you go much slower when you areo n a treadmill desk. Im still not certain I could walk on the thing without holding on to something. If Im holding on to something,then I cantb e typing or moving my mouse.This defeats the whole purpose of the contraption. Cycling might work,but ve tried reading and cycling and find myself often distracted by the movement of my legs and the resulting knee pain. It seems to me that you need to have some coordination to pull that off,something I am not blessed with a lot of. Then theres the big rubber ball. While Id love to strengthen my abs,Im not sure I have the balance to pull this one off. Id probably spend a lot of time on the floor,where it would be very hard to type from. So I dont think Im investing in any of these gadgets any time soon. Instead,I am going to try to find a way to exercise apart from my writing. Maybe Ill get to the Y today. Save a Writing postures Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. Lauras Look Laura Ware Letters policyMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same County is not for a select fewEditor: I read a letter to the editor today,Friday,02-01-2013, from a woman about how the chance we,the old me (69can have a place here in Highlands County to go to for a week or weekend day of activities. The owners will have something for everyone and Highlands needs that. Not only people from the county will enjoy this,but people from all over Florida and even out of state. This will create jobs, money,an opportunity for people to see our county, spend much needed monies for small business small and l arge. It might even help the slow housing market,and we all know that is a for sure need. Not only that,it can possibly create new business for the county. If you read her letter she has it that the county is just for the very few and we have no right to share in all the county has to offer. She used the words stupid,ignorant,ntegrity.Well I would like to touch on one word for her selfish. She mentioned Gabe White,that he has no concern for the county. If you know Gabe and his family you have to know what he has given back to the people not just here but wherever he i s ... in Texas,Indiana,Ohio, Geogia and most of all Florida and Highlands County. And trust me,all who know and meet him are the better for it. He and his partners will be doing a great thing for the old and young and in between by building The Swamp Hammock. Many many people will they serve, and many will have some good restricted enjoyment right here in Highlands County. It will keep people off the streets,will have people that share the same things in a managed sports complex and that is what it is,a sports complex. Highlands County has b een looking for people to come here. Well this is one very good idea to bring a lot of people here and if you know mudders,you are talking a family event as well. I hope that the commission will approve this for the good ofall Highlands people and not just one or two families that,in my opinion, are selfish. I promise I will be at that meeting to stand for the people and the county. A yes vote for me and my family that will come from as far away as Ohio and Indiana. Thank you for letting me tell our side of this issue,and to Gabe White and his family,thank you for all you do here. God bless you all. Clarence F. Neeley Lake Placid BouquetMoose Riders have good Tribute RideEditor: The Moose Riders of Sebring Lodge 2259 want to thank everyone who took part in the First Annual Tribute Ride on Jan. 27 that was held in memory of Fry Cooper and Larry Meloche. The ride,joined by approximately 70 bikes and vehicles,and the fundraiser were a huge success. A special thank you to the Okeechobee Moose Lodge 1753 for hosting us,to the Redneck Joe Band and to all of the volunteers. Mary Ann Mangold Sebring
C M Y K ANDREW JACKSON Andrew Betts J ackson of Sebring,Fla.,age 77,passed on Jan. 29,2013 at Shands at University of Florida inG ainesville. Andy was born in Sebring,Fla. on Jan. 6, 1936 at Dr. Weems Hospital.H e is preceded in death by his parents,Nathaniel Burke Jackson and Ruby IoneR ivers Jackson. Andy is survived by his l oving wife,Ida Dorman Jackson; sons,Nathaniel Burke Jackson,and wifeD iana,of Alamogordo, N.M.,and Randall Kevin J ackson and Carolyn of Mineola,Texas; daughters, Crystal Leigh Jackson of Gainesville,Fla.,and Amber Lynn Jackson of Deland,F la.; sisters,Sarah Virginia (Jacksonand b rother-in-law,Dr. Gerald Monroe Thomas of Athens, Ga.,and their children,G erald M. Thomas and wife, Gail; Dr. Stuart J. Thomas a nd wife,Sharon; Sue Thomas Townsend and husband,Whit; sister,Patricia I one (Jacksonens and brother-in-law,Samuel,and their children,Pricilla Lukens; Carol Lukens McFadden and husbandJ ames,and Mark Lukens and wife Pat; sister-in-law Evelyn Sapp and husband Gerald Gator,Palmdale, Fla.; brother-in-law,Dr.J ohn Dorman and wife Barbara,Gainesville,Fla.; b rother-in-law Charles Dorman and wife Kim,S ebring,Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Sebring High School in 1954 and a graduate of theU niversity of Florida with a bachelors degree in Economics and Juris Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1964,andp racticed law in Highlands County for nearly 50 years. While attending the University of Florida,Andy played baseball for the Gators and served two terms as president of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Andy proudly served in the United States Army including service at the Pentagon and in the Far East theatre stationed at Camp Zama,Japan,and a member of the U.S. Far East Champs Baseball Team. Andy was the first elected Republican in Highlands County serving as county commissioner,District 4, later serving District 3. He served as Highlands County Republican State Committeeman,1980 -1996. S ome of his community activities in public service include past President Highlands County Cattlemens Association,b oard of directors Lake Placid and Sebring chambers of commerce,foundingm ember of Highlands County Lay Education Committee,coached youthb aseball,Lake Placid Jaycees,and lifelong memb er First Baptist Church, Sebring,Fla. In lieu of flowers,contrib utions may be made to FBC Capital Improvement Fund o r Music Fund,200 E. Center Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,or Youth Baseball of Sebring,Inc. ,PO Box 1178, Sebring,FL 33871. A memorial service was held Saturday at First B aptist Church Sebring,200 E. Center Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. Morris FuneralC hapel. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com JOHN McKEOWN John C. M cKeown (Pop was born Dec. 21,1923 in Philadelphia,Pa. to Jessie Hill McKeown and CharlesM cKeown. John left his earthly body Jan 22,2013. John served as a staff sergeant with the 629th Engineers in World War II.H e fought battles and campaigns at Normandy, N orthern France,Rhineland, Ardennes and CentralE urope,digging up landmines in the morning and staging tank ambushes later in the day. His only comment about those type oft asks,I didnt like that much. John came home from the war and fell in love with the woman of his dreams. Hew as married to Ellen Jane (Pat) Patterson on June 30, 1951 and they remained together until her death in 2008. John never remarried and continued to miss her every day until his death. John went to college at night and worked during the day until he obtained his degree and became a mechanical engineer. John worked for several companies during a stellar business career spanning more than five decades in many countries. John and his family lived i n Marietta,Ohio from 1962-1972 and he enjoyed golfing with many friends at the Marietta Country Club. John is survived by his s on,John McKeown Jr.,his wife Terri and his grandson Johnnie,of Hilliard,Ohio;a nd he is survived by his daughter,Pat,and his sonin-law,Ray Napper,ofS ebring,Fla. John loved the staff from G ood Shepherd Hospice who sang hymns with him as they helped him with hisc are. He also dearly loved Juanita Folsom; she not only w as his barber but she was his favorite preacher who prayed with him in his last hour. John always had a smile a nd a good sense of humor. A service to celebrate his l ife will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and cards,please send donationst o Good Shepherd Hospice Bud and Donna Somers H ospice House,1110 Hammock Road,Sebring, FL 33870. FREDERICK WICHMANN,JR. Frederick D. Wichmann Jr.,62,of Sebring,Fla.,diedo n Tuesday,Jan. 22,2013 at Florida Hospital in Sebring. Born Aug. 3,1950 in Irving, N.J.,he moved to Miami with his parents when hew as 6 years old. Fred moved to Sebring in 1984 and o pened a golf shop. As a PGA pro,he eventually wentt o work at Pinecrest Golf Course as an assistant pro, but had to leave when he could no longer play golf, because of the debilitatingc ondition of multiple sclerosis. He was preceded in death by is father,Fritz D. Wichmann,and mother,M ary Jane Austin Wichmann. He is survived by two sisters,Jean Chitwood of Texas and Anita Krohmer of Ohio; two cousins,Pam Brown of Ohio,and his very special cousin,Kristine Dunham of Winter Haven,Fla. Fred became very close to Kris the last year of his life,as they shared many childhood memories and secrets from their past. He resided at The Palms of Sebring and we wish to thank everyone there for their kindness and the excel-l ent care that he received while there. As per Freds request there will be no services. He donated his body to science in hopes thati t will help with a cure and better understanding of multiple sclerosis,the diseaset hat eventually took his life. FRANCES M. ZIEGLER F rances M. Ziegler,96,of Avon Park passed away Feb. 1 ,2013 at Good Shepherd in Sebring. Frances was preceded in death by her par-e nts,Louis and Anne Weinzirl,of Herrid,S.D. F rances moved to Florida in 1929 with her parents and six other children. She is survived by her son,Robert,of Avon Parka long with other family members and friends. S pecial thanks to all the caregivers,Florida Hospital Heartland,Florida HospitalH ome Health Care,Good Shepherd Hospice,Sylvia Y on and Polly Riddell. A graveside service will be held Wednesday,Feb.6, 2 013 at 2 p.m. at Lakeland Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest alongside her parents. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral H ome Avon Park,Fla. 33825 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 5A CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00027221 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 00027273 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; vets ad; 00027275 Ohio Snowbirds Reunion is MondaySEBRING Current and f ormer residents of Washington County,Ohio will meet for a luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday at Homers Restaurant,1000 SebringS quare. For more information,call Betty Hurte at 452-0364.Sebring Village hosts musical eventSEBRING Sebring Village presents Todd Allen Heredeen and his Follow That DreamBand at 7:30p .m. Monday. Todd Heredeen performs r ock and roll and country. He will take residents on a musical journey through thel ife and times of Elvis,and will also pay tribute to Roy O rbison,Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly.To close out the show he is sure to perform his powerful,heart-stirring number one independenth it,My Name Is America. It is passionate,pointed and p atriotic and will move everyone in the audience. Tickets are $10. For more i nformation,call 273-0875 or 386-0045.VFW plans Valentine bachelor auctionSEBRING The VFW 4300 Ladies Auxiliary are p ulling out all plugs this Valentine Day with a V alentine Swiss Steak Dinner Dance,bachelor auction,music by Gary Oliver, redoing of vows both wedding and commitment,andd oor prizes. For the woman who doest have a date for the dinner dance there will be a great chance Tuesday prior to the fabulous entertainment of Franke. They will hold ac harity,fun-filled bachelor auction. All proceeds will go t o veteransneeds and you will have a great time. The auction takes place at 4:30 p.m. at the Post home on Lake Jackson. The ladies areh oping that all the veterans organizations will pull together and take up a collection to bid on their Post bachelor. T he dinner dance will be on Valentines Day at 5 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 14. Cost is $14 a couple for Swiss steak, mashed potatoes,salad and strawberry dessert. Tickets are on sale now and only 100 will be sold. Single tickets are $7. The ladies also have a beautiful patriotic childs rocker and basket full of patriotic goodies,Valentine candy and flowers for $2 a chance and you dont have to be present to win. Just stop by and get your ticket early as only 100 will be sold. For the real romantic if you would like to redo your wedding vows or as a couple your commitment vows you can sign up to do that also at the Post on Valentine Day. The ceremony will take place on the beautiful deck under the Tiki Hut overlooking Lake Jackson before the sun sets.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID T he Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host a Super Bowl party at 5 p.m. today. The Mens Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.M usic by Steve Baker on Friday; call for time. Breakfast served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Horse races at 5:30 p.m. For details,call6 99-5444. The American Legion Post 25 will host Bob Rebmanns Super Bowl party at 6:30 p.m. today. Chrissy providesm usic from 5-8 p.m. S.O.N.s meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Clayton providesm usic from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Music by Larry Musgrave from 6:30-9:30p .m. Friday. Car show from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. S aturday. Registration fee is $5. Awards will go to the top 10 cars,judging on bodya nd paint-interior and trunk; engine compartment-wheels; a nd tires and overall appearance. Door prizes for entrants. Bburgers,hotdogs, fries and drinks,plus 50/50 drawing. Proceeds will bene-f it disabled veterans. Karaoke with Don from 6-9 p .m. For details,call 4650975. S EBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 will host a Super Bowl party Sunday with kick off at 6:30 p.m. Women of the M oose meet at 7 p.m. Monday with Dr. Joni Jones, guest speaker. Music by Frank E. on Wednesday; call for time. Moose Ridersfishf ry from 5-7 p.m. Thursday; members and guests welcome. Karaoke from 6-9 p.m. Music by Sho Nuff Country on Friday; call fort ime. District meeting in Wauchula at 1 p.m. S aturday. Music by Gary and Shirley from 6-10 p.m.F or details,call 655-3920. The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave., will host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m.M onday. Carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. Membership meeting at 7 p.m. County Shuffleboard Tournament at9 a.m. Tuesday in Avon P ark. Shuffleboard League at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Shuffleboard Tournament/All Amateurs/Draw Doubles in Avon Park at 9 a.m. Thursday. Mini Shuffleboard Tournament at 1:15 p.m. Friday. Ice Cream Shuffleboard Tournament at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. For information,call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will host its monthly golf at 8 a.m. Monday at Golf Hammock. Board meeting at 7 p.m. Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.,meal $6.50. Dance to music by Allen from 4:307:30 p.m.,(cost to dance only is $3). Lodge meets at7 p.m. Thursday. Friday buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12. Dance to music by Don and Allen from 4:30-9:30 p.m. for $3. For details,call 4713557. AMVETS Post 21,2027 U.S. 27 S.,will have karaoke with Bil-Di from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pizza will be available. C ontinued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS OBITUARIES A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Floridians will finally get a chance on their own tof ind out how much people are getting paid to work for the Florida Legislature. The two Republican leaders of the Florida House and Florida Senate quietly this week added links on legislative websites that allow people to looku p legislative employee salaries. The two chambers are also posting copies of contracts. The move to post the information comes nearly two years after Gov. Rick Scott posted salaries of most state workers. Scott eventually posted thes alaries of professors and other university employees even though it drew the ire of some of those working for the schools. Florida Legislature puts salaries online In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgN o. 5019096
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, m ain, cardiac speed; 00027037 SFCC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, m atinee series; 00027059 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Frank Allen from American Legion Post 25 accepts donations for red poppies Saturday to help raise money for the ladies auxiliary. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS T he Lake Placid Country Fair attracted a large crowd Saturday at Devane Park. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Miss Bunnie the clown hands out goodies to Ashton Keim, 5, and his big sister Akira, 6, while their dad Ace watches. Crafts, clowns, poppies and blue skies greet Country Fair guests News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Mason Messer, 2, catches a ride with his grandma Kathy Gavin, while walking his new dog Red, on Saturday morning during the Lake Placid Country Fair.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 7A MARTIAL ARTS (pp c are, rhp, top; 00027030 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, dr. bassetti; 00027276 People of the waterS mith put their story into a geographical context. At the time Spanish explorers first arrived in Florida,she said,there was more water than land. Lakes and riversm ostly drained south into the Everglades creating wet lands and swamps that blended into bays,rivers and lakes. Lake Istokpoga was much larger t odays caladium fields well under water and part of a well traveled water route to Lake Okeechobee,which was also much bigger. Long gone rivers created significant flow through the lakes.T ravelers could go in any direction, which was convenient for locals,but confusing to strangers.Spanish explorers go in circlesThe terrain was hot,harsh and flat, f lat,flat. Stretches of saw grass,palmetto palms,cypress swamps and wet prairies went on to the horizon,brokeno nly by occasional hammocks of live oak or pine. T he first Spaniards found themselves overwhelmed in the beginning. Not only were conditions hard,but finding their way and creating maps were almost impossible. The vast expanses of watera nd saw grass confused them. They kept going in circles and getting lost. It was almost impossible to figure where you were in Florida,Smith told the audience. It was hard to get to thei nterior. That is if you were a European. T he Water People,having settled in the Lake Okeechobee basin thousands of years earlier,had no such difficulty. N ot only did they navigate the area with ease,they improved it and adapted it to their use,building a network of canals and slews connected into a widespread water borne network,like Venice,buto n a bigger scale,Smith said. While Europeans struggled,the indigenous people took a tough environment and mastered it,she added. Thats pretty impressive,because itw as not an easy place to live. They couldnt grow crops because the sand h ad no nutrients. They had no rock or s tone. The Water People were resourceful,because they had to be.Upsetting scientific theories Smith explained how The Belle Glades Culture has revolutionized scholarly thinking. For decades scien-t ists believed it was the development of agriculture that allowed societies to a dvance. She said. We know thats not true, because of what happened in Florida.T here had to have been more going on. The fact that communities in Florida which were hunter-gathers exclusively not only thrived,but became master engineers with power over others,upsets t hat long held idea. A new hypothesis, Smith explained,suggests that instead of agriculture,settling in one place witha stable food supply may be what makes it possible for a society to advance. I n any case,Smith said the Water People were inventive,creatively adapting local resources. They were fine engineers,Smith added,pointing to the extended net-w orks of canals. Even more impressive, she said,are the many burial and habitat ion mounds scattered throughout Central Florida. Many people,Smith said,think of the mounds as primitive because they werec onstructed out of local muck and soil. But these mounds were massive huge,she said. From the remains it is estimated many had walls 20 feet high. Building them required a large work-f orce and tons of material. o even have the idea to build something up,in such a flat land,took imagination,Smith said. It took a design plan and math to create their moundsa nd community centers,adding it also required coordinated team work. We know this because all the remains have the same layout,careful workmanship and balanced portions,she said. T he Water People were practical, Smith said. Early on they recognized their central location allowed control oft he water traffic,and so to demands of tribute.Blood flowed in the waterSmith said the Belle Glade Culture w as not laid back and passive. Evidence suggests it was just the opposite a ggressive and territorial. For example,when the Spanish came ashore,indigenous people on the coast who were themselves fierce warned the Europeans not to go into thei nterior. Worse people live there,they warned. Dont go near the lake,bad t hings happen there. People who go,the Spanish were told,do not came back. Smith said skulls recovered in the a rea show the kind of damage that is caused by jamming a severed head on a s tick. She said it is highly likely these skulls were stuck on poles as a warning for strangers. A s it turned out,the Spanish got their bearings and proceeded to spread disease and wreck havoc. By the time the B ritish gained control of the peninsula in 1763 the last of the Water People in t he Okeechobee area were fleeing to Key West and from there to Cuba. The Belle Glade Culture was gone. For years the land remained empty of people,until Creeks,escaping thei ncreasingly crowded and hostile states of Alabama and Georgia,began their migration into Florida,leading to the rise of the Seminole and Miccosukee nations. basic geography,social structure,and origins of a civilization known as the Belle Glade Culture (500B C1500 AD). The people lived around Lake Okeechobee,Lake Istokpoga and what is now Lake Jackson. T he exhibit also explains about the cultures tools and art,and what the people ate and where they went. S ponsored by the Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades in Belle Glade,and funded by the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation as a VivaF lorida 500 exhibition,this is the second time in two m onths Highlands County was chosen to host a traveling historical exhibit. The first was by the Smithsonian Museum atH ighlands Art Leagues Museum of the Arts in Sebring. In each case,the county was one of the few sitess elected for tour because of its central location and infrastructure. The exhibit will at the Depot Museum throughF eb. 18. Two panels are at the Memorial Library. The library is putting together a special display of books on the subject.T he museum has a special display of artifacts and tools from roughly aroundt he period. Call the LP Depot Museum at 465-1771 form ore information. Water People were inventive, adaptive Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Early Europeans were confounded by Floridas terrain. There was more water than land, making mapping difficult. Note the marked mountains which dont exist, and no sign of Lake Okeechobee, which does. History on display Continued from page 1A SEBRING Al D ouchette wants to bring a documentary to town for one showing. Called Honor Flightit is about four World War II veteransa nd the Mid-Western community that came together a nd sent them to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial. A minimum of 74 tickets have t o be reserved in order to have a showing. The quota must be reached by midnight Feb. 11th. Douchette said 62 tickets h ave been reserved. All it takes is another 12 tickets. T hey cost $11. Call 3854404 or visit honorflightthemovie.com Buy tickets for Honor Flight
C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 2/3/13; 00027278 BUSINESS Many people adopt a penny wise, pound foolish mentalityw hen it comes to buying insurance. When trying tol ower expenses,some will drop or reduce needed covera ge,gambling that they wont become seriously ill, suffer a car accident or fallv ictim to a fire or other catastrophe. But all it takes i s one serious uncovered (or under-covered) incident to potentially wipe you out financially. Here are insurance polic ies no household should be without: M edical. This is the most critical and unfortunately, the most expensive cover-a ge you need. When comparing plans,consider: Are your doctors in their provider networks? If not, can you afford out-of-net-w ork charges or are you willing to find new doctors? Are your medications c overed under the plans drug formularies? Do they restrict specialized services you might need like maternity,mental health or weight reduction treatments? If you choose catastrophic coverage to lower premiums,can you afford the high deductible in case of an accident or major illness? Homeowner/renter. Faulty p lumbing,theft and homeaccident lawsuits are only a f ew catastrophes that could leave you without possessions or homeless. A few tips: Actual cash valuecove rage repairs or replaces belongings,minus the deductible and depreciation, whereas replacement cost coverage replaces items int odays dollars. Depreciation can significantly lower values,so replacement coverage is probably worth the extra expense. Jewelry,art,computers and luxury items usually require additional coverage. Review coverage periodically to adjust for inflation, home improvements,new possessions,change in marital/family status,etc. The market is competitive,so compare your rate with other insurance carriers. Get apples to apples quotes since policies may have varying provisions. Vehicle. You probably cant even get a drivers license without demonstrating proof of insurance.C onsider these coverage options: Liabilitypays if you cause an accident that injures others or damagest heir car or property. Uninsured motorist pays for damage caused to you or your car by an uninsured motorist. Collisionpays for d amage to your car resulting from a collision and comp rehensivpays for damage caused by things like theft, vandalism and fire. However,t hey only pay up to the actual cash value (ACV) minus d eductibles. Because the ACV for older cars is low, repairs often cost more than the car is worth. Common ways to lower p remiums include:Raising deductibles; discounts for g ood drivers,exceeding age 55 or installing security systems; comparison shopping;a nd buying homeowner and car insurance from the same c arrier. Life insurance. If youre s ingle with no dependents, you may get by with minimal or no life insurance. But i f your family depends on your income,experts recomm end buying coverage worth at least five to 10 times annual pay. Other considerations: Many employers offer l ife insurance,but if youre young and healthy you may be able to get a better deal on your own. After your kids are grown you may be able to lower your coverage;a lthough carefully consider your spouses retirement n eeds. You probably dont need life insurance on your children,but you might want spousal coverage if youd epend on each others income. If your divorce settlement includes alimony and/or child support,buy lifei nsurance on the person paying it,naming the receiving ex-spouse as beneficiary. Dont gamble your future financial stability by passing on vital insurance coverage the odds arent in your favor. This article is intended to provide general information and should not be considered legal, tax or financial advice. Its always a good idea to consult a tax or financial advisor for specific information on how certain laws apply to your situation and about your individual financial situation. Jason Alderman is with Visa. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Linda Dostal,a resident of Avon Park who moved here fromC oldwater,Mich.,has purchased Healthy Living. Although the name has officially changed to Healthy Living and MoreL LC,she is thrilled in assuming the reins as of Jan. 1 of a company with a wide range of health related products. Betty Wells continuest o manage the store,and the staff remains of Mary Ellen Drawdy,Mary Morrison,J udy Wright and Brian VanMiddlesworth. The store was first establ ished on Main Street in about 1992 under the name o f Gereco Health Foods. David and Gail Estes bought the store in 1994,changingt he name to Healthy Living and relocated it to Highlands P laza. Joyce Reels bought the store two years later and in 2006 she sold it to Jim Platt. All of the other stores in H ighlands Plaza have come and gone,but Healthy L iving remains as the only original store in that strip mall. W ells has almost 20 years of service with Healthy L iving through all of the changes. Times have c hanged and today Healthy Living and More LLC offers a very large selection of some of the highest quality products in the business. T he products include wheat and gluten free items; a large bulk food,herb and spice section; health bars; breads; frozen foods; healthd rinks; essential oils; and health and beauty supplies. D ostal said,The products we offer are of the highest quality available and are d esigned for babies up through 90-plus year old c lientele. Healthy Living and More even offers a section devoted to the health of a pet. There will be beneficial c hanges for customers and employees throughout the y ear,said Dostal. Healthy Livings goal is to not just selltheir products,but toh elp each customer get an answer to their questions to b etter meet their needs. Healthy Living and More LLC also carries some intere sting and unique items such as the Himalayan Salt L amps and Spa Diffusers. These diffusers produce steam,which is mixed witha few drops of essential oilsof your choice. H ealthy Living and More is at 1016 U.S. 27 South in A von Park,just north of the new Save-A-Lot site. Store hours are 8 a.m.. to 6 p.m.M onday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.The telep hone number is 452-5793. Must-have insurance plans Healthy Living gets new owner Personal Finance J ason Alderman C ourtesy photo The staff at Healthy Living And More LLC continue on with the new owner. Special to the News-SunS TUART Seacoast National Bank has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an SBA lender. As an SBA approved lender, Seacoast National Bank will participatei n both the 7(a Using these programs,Seacoast National Bank will be able to better serve the small businesses throughout its footprint. Most creditworthy,for-profit entities are eligible and funds can be used for aw ide range of purposes including working capital,inventory,furniture and fixtures,machinery and equipment,owner-occupied real estate( including construction,renovations and refinancing),business acquisition, and debt refinancing. By partnering with the SBA,lenders may be able provide financing to credit-worthy bor-r owers who might not meet conventional underwriting criteria. We believe this program,along with our participation as a CapitalA ccess Program lender,will allow us to assist the small business owners in our community to acquire the financing necessary to grow their businesses,s aid Russ Holland,Chief Lending Officer,Seacoast National Bank. The SBA loan program is another great addition to our full suite of loan products we offer small businesses. And,b ecause decisions are made locally, business owners can expect a quick reso lution to their operating challenges. We are a very competitive bankings olution for small business. Seacoast National Bank approved for SBA loans Special to the News-SunSEBRING With the recent end of tenure for Hardee County Commissioner Dale Johnson and DeSoto County Commissioner Ronald Neads,the Hardee and DeSoto boards of county commissioners have appointed Commissioner Mike Thompson and Commissioner James Selph, respectively,to replace the two outgoing commissioners and serve as the local elected official representatives on the Heartland Workforce Executive Board. At the joint meeting of the Heartland Workforce Executive Board and the Board of Directors on Jan. 23,Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie was elected to serve as the executive board chair and chief elected official,replacing Johnson,with Selph selected as the vice-chair, replacing Neads. On behalf of the entire board and staff,Heartland Workforce President/CEO Roger Hood congratulates Richie and welcomes the new elected officials. Hood looks forward to a continuation of the close working relationship and partnership with the three commissioners in the ongoing efforts to enhance workforce development and economic viability in the tricounty region. Heartland Workforce welcomes new executive board members
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 9A DUMMY 2013; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; h.idol; 00027282 BUSINESS C ourtesy photo Diana Walker (from left) accepts a check from Agero Employee Relations Manager Ken Danielson and Cheryl Sharp, senior recruiter and community relations. Agero is the title sponsor for Heartland Idol. Title sponsor for Idol S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Since the SafeStaff FoodhandlerC ertificate Program offered in January filled quickly, another class will be offered from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 27 atR idge Area Arc. Anyone in the food service industry or those who are interested in working in the field and want to obtaina certificate can enroll in t his class being taught by a Certified Professional Food M anager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in ana pproved food safety program. A public food service e stablishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train their employees with a Florida approved food safety training program. Thisi ncludes all employeesresponsible f orfood storage,preparation,display or any service offood and beverages. T he SafeStaff Foodhandler Training P rogram is the contracted p rogram of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The class will cover the six mandated key food safetyp rinciples:1. ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. preventing cross-contamination; 3. controlling time and temperature when handlingf ood; 4. proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. the causes and effects of major foodbornei llnesses; and 6. ensuring proper vermin control. A study guide will be prov ided and given to each student. A certificate and an o riginal wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class thatw ill be valid for three years. Students only need to bring t o class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Cost is $15 per student and must be paid in advance by 5 p.m. Wednesday,Feb.1 3. The maximum class size is 30 students. There will be n o refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in a dvance but a substitution of another person can be made. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. CollegeD rive,Avon Park,FL33825 or stop by the Arc administration office on College Drive to make a payment.When submittingp ayment,include your name,birthdate,address and phone number. For mored etails or to verify there is still an opening,call4521295,ext. 124. T he class will be taught in Ridge Area Arcs training r oom at the workcenter,120 W. College Drive. Students must show up promptly at5 :30 p.m. The Foodhandler Training P rogram is a new service being provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local non-profit charitable organization thato ffers training and education to individuals with disa bilities. The Foodhandler program is open to all individuals. SafeStaff Foodhandler program offered again Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Taxes b usiness and employer will be the topic of discussions F eb. 12 during two workshops planned by the Small Business DevelopmentC enter@USF at the South Florida State College H ighlands campus. A live webinar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon to look at B asic Business Taxes. Theres no way to get around it every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends ont he type of business you have. This class will explore the taxation process and filing requirements for sole propri-e torships,partnerships and corporations. T his class will be offered through a live link to the Tampa classroom. CertifiedP ublic Adminisrator Pearl Para and Certified Business A dvisor David Noel will be the local speakers. The workshop will be held in SFSCB uilding T,Room T24. The fee is $10. T o register call SFSC at 784-7405 and refer to CRN 21489. A second workshop Employer Taxes is slated for 1-4 p.m. in the same location. Navigating tax issues around hiring workers can bec hallenging. Prepared by the IRS,this class can help determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors as well asg uide you through the tax requirements for each. T his class is a must for any entrepreneur who will be paying people to work in hiso r her business. By the end of this course, y ou will recognize the difference between employees and independentc ontractors,understand employer responsibilities r elated to taxes,filing,and IRS and Florida requirements,be able to comply w ith IRS payroll tax deposit and reporting requirements for employees and independent contractors andhave greater confidence in manag-i ng the tax requirements. Para is the speaker. The fee is $25. To register call 784-7405 and refer to CRN 21490. F or more information,contact Noel at 784-7378 or e mail email@example.com Taxes are theme for Feb. 12 at Small Business Development Center A ssociated PressFORT LAUDERDALE The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein iss cheduled to plead guilty to concealing more than $1 million in jewelry from federal investigators. Court records show 38y ear-old Kim Rothstein will enter the guilty plea Friday i n Fort Lauderdale federal court. Her attorney previously said she would take full responsibility. Scott Rothstein is serving a 50-year prison sentence for operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that involved investments in fake legal settlements. The hiddenj ewelry was among the assets investigators sought t o seize and auction to partially repay wronged investors. Kim Rothstein and four others were charged withi llegally concealing and selling some valuable pieces,including a 12-carat yellow diamond ring. Lawyer Scott Saidel plead-e d guilty earlier this week for his role and faces sent encing June 7. Florida Ponzi schemers wife to plead guilty
C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000959AOOOXX BAC HOE LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 11th day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000959AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOE LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and MARIA PAGANI and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 13, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 14th day of January, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 27; February 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000251 DIVISION: B ANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL QUALLO ALSO KNOWN AS CAROL M. QUALLO, ET AL, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000251 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Carol Quallo, Carol M. Quallo, Sebring Country Estates Civic Association, 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 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5, IN BLOCK 27, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 717 PORSCHE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872-2801 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 25th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 (813 eService: firstname.lastname@example.org LJ-002190 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000064 DIVISION: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, v s. JOSE G. ZEPEDA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000064 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jose G. Zepeda, Olivia B. Zepeda, MidFlorida Federal Credit Union, 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 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property a s set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 40, BLOCK 7, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1619 CEDARBROOK ST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-5734 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 24th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 (813 eService: email@example.com LJ-11-93615 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 February 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000330 Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Ronald H. Turner and Loretta J. Turner, Husband and Wife Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000330 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Ronald H. Turner and Loretta J. Turner, Husband and Wife, are defendant(s will sell to 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., February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 17, OAK BEACH COLONY, FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000111 Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans S ervicing, LP Plaintiff, vs. Ryan Keith Logston and Courtney L. Logston, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000111 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff and Ryan Keith Logston and Courtney L. Logston, Husband and Wife, are defendant(s MAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE B ASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 22, ALL OF LOT 23, AND THE NORTH 10 FEET OF LOT 24, BLOCK 129, LAKEVIEW PLACE ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 58, 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 p rovision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, c all 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-857 GCS SECTION NO. MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. RICHARD HAROLD JORDAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD HAROLD JORDAN; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RICHARD HAROLD JORDAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD HAROLD JORDAN and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots 1 and 2, Block 88, SHEET 1 OF LAKE WOOD TERRACES, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 2, Page 50, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and 1/2 contiguous closed Wilson Avenue. ADDRESS: 3408 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL 33875 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before March 6, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: January 22, 2013. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ``If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the office of the Court Administrator, 863-534-4690 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711.'' January 27; February 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000045 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM H. GRANBERG JR. AND DENISE J. GRANBERG, HIS WIFE; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1, IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND A GAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2, IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S OR 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 of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000045 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and William H. Granberg Jr. and Denise J. Granberg, His Wife, are defendant(s ERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to 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., February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, LAGO VISTA SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 January 27; February 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000016 PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank Successor by Merger to National City Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO UNIT #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2 AS TO UNIT #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S OR 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 of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000016 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank Successor by Merger to National City Mortgage Company, Plaintiff and Dimitrios Linardatos are defendant(s will sell to 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., February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 251, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, 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 L IS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 January 27; February 3, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000896 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. Ingrid M. Clark and Dawn M. Marple Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000896 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Ingrid M. Clark and Dawn M. Marple, are defendant(s MAINE, will sell to 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., February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGINNING AT A POINT 90 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 10, BLOCK 5, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, THENCE WESTERLY 135 FEET, THENCE NORTHERLY 90 FEET, THENCE EASTERLY 135 FEET, THENCE SOUTHERLY 90 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, OTHERWISE NOW KNOWN AS LOT 2, BLOCK 2, H.E. COYS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RE-C ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 January 27; February 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000715 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Thomas A. Haroian and Roberta C. Haroian, Husband and Wife; Golf Hammock Owners Association, Inc.; CitiBank, N.A. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000715 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Thomas A. Haroian and Roberta C. Haroian, Husband and Wife are defendant(s Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to 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., April 11, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 282, GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 January 27; February 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001107 Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, v s. Evelyne Alcindor a/k/a Evelyne Alcinador. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001107 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff and Evelyne Alcindor a/k/a Evelyne Alcinador, are defendant(s MAINE, will sell to 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., February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13, AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 14, BLOCK B, CRESCENT VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED I N PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 54, IN 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 L IS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 January 27; February 3, 2013 Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001388 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ANNIE IDICULLA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001388 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ANNIE IDICULLA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNIE IDICULLA N/K/A BABYCHAN IDICULLA; ROSILY PARACKAL A/K/A ROSILY X. PARACKAL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PARACKAL A/K/A ROSILY X. PARACKAL N/K/A XAVIER PARACKAL; 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 22nd day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF TRACT A, SOMERVALE DOWNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT A, A DISTANCE OF 441.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT A, A DISTANCE OF 441.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 985.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 441.98 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 985.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 435.600 SQUARE FEET OR 10.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A 50 FOOT NONEXCLUSIVE INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF TRACT A, SOMERVALE DOWNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDEDIN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT A; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WEST JOSEPHINE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 961.34 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,743.38 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,134.26 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,743.38 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID WEST JOSEPHINE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A PARCEL 8 SOMERVALE DOWNS, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 28, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08084899 SUNTRUST-CONV--Team 4F08084899 **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. February 3, 10, 2013 N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000023 Division BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. REBECCA A. LOMBARDI A/K/A REBECCA LOMBARDI, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN K. CHMURA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REBECCA A. LOMBARDI A/K/A REBECCA LOMBARDI, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in t his cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOTS 6, BLOCK 43, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 3015 BENTLEY AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk J anuary 27; February 3, 2013 1050L egalsIf 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 February 3, 10, 2013DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
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Ability to score a 12.0 on the A level full battery of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE cense required. Teaching or training experience or certification preferred. Strong communications and coaching skills needed. Strong organization skills required. Experience using database, e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software preferred. To apply, visit www.hbi.org EOE/AA/M/F/D/V 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentSMARTER, FASTER SATELLITE INTERNET 8 88-801-8853 Mention This Ad at Highlands County Fair for $50. rebate at HughesNet Booth! 1 600Internet &Computer Services 1100AnnouncementsN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000361 Division BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. GRAHAM W. HAYES, BRANDI R. HAYES A/K/A BRANDI R. MELTON, FRANCES L. JOHN A/K/A FRANCES L. GAARZ, DAN JOHN, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 219, OF CARVA HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.a nd commonly known as: 6316 CAMBRIDGE DR. SEBRING, FL 33876; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 27; February 3, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-499 IN RE: ESTATE OF Lois B. Hutchins aka Lois Beck Hutchins Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Lois B. Hutchins aka Lois Beck Hutchins, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7305, 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 p ersons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 3, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Lois Ann Edwards 779 Broadway Ave. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Susan T. Rhodes Attorney Florida Bar No. 321151 The Rhodes Law Firm, LLC 370 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: 863-465-2899 February 3, 10, 2013 N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000835 Division SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DARREN M. KOPTA A/K/A DARREN MARK KOPTA, DEBBIE KOPTA A/K/A DEBRA S. KOPTA, AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCE, INC., HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWN-S HIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 163.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH 267.30 FEET THEREOF, AND LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 7, LESS 1 ACRE IN BLOCK 26, OF RIVER RIDGE RANCHES UNRECORDED. and commonly known as: 4251 E AVON PINES RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825; 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 April 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 27; February 3, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-6 Division Tenth IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE ROSE SAFFER NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARIE ROSE SAFFER, deceased, whose date of death was September 18, 2012, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-1157, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3967. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 27, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ John Anthony Saffer, Sr. 1652 Oak Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. E-Mail Address: Ewaldron@eewj.com Service E-Mail Address: Service@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 Telephone: (863 January 27; February 1, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE The Highlands County Sheriff's Office has custody of t he following found items. If no claim is made, the items will be disposed of in accordance with the law. Those peop le missing items that may match the description given should contact the Sheriff's Office at 402-7220 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm to set up an appointment. O O f f f f e e n n s s e e N N u u m m b b e e r r H CSO13OFF001079 Sentry safe located @ Lk Viola Boat Ramp, AP on 1/29/13 H CSO13OFF001030 2 womens purses located on Sunshine St, AP on 1/28/13 HCSO13OFF001011 Huffy mountain bike located on Lk Clay Dr, LP on 1/28/13 HCSO13OFF000813 Misc keys on Jaquar key chain located on Wildflower St, LP on 1/22/13 HCSO13OFF000860 Blue/gry bike located on E Cornell St, AP on 1/23/13 HCSO13OFF000169 3 fishing poles located on W Bell St, A P on 1/5/13 HCSO13OFF000641 Pink/white bike located on Rhapsody C t, LP on 1/17/13 H CSO13OFF000521 Blue bike located on Placid Lk Blvd, L P on 1/14/13 HCSO13OFF000287 CD case w/misc CD's located on B runns Rd, Sebring on 1/08/13 HCSO12OFF008191 Red bike located on Seamans St, AP o n 10/22/12 HCSO13OFF000229 Blue/whi Roadmaster bike located on Cozumel Ln, Sebring on 1/07/13 HCSO13OFF000106 Laptop located @ Walmart on 1 /03/13 H CSO13OFF000135 Red bike located Alton St, AP on 1 /04/13 H CSO12OFF010429 Laptop located on Wilson Way, LP o n 12/27/12 HCSO12OFF010194 Backpack w/clothing located on Mem orial Dr, AP on 12/20/13 HCSO12OFF010117 Nintendo gaming system located on F arrell St, LP on 12/18/12 HCSO12OFF010137 Pink bike & purple bike locatd on O rion Dr, Sebring on 12/18/12 HCSO12OFF009948 Bag w/mens shoes located on Carmen St, Sebring on 12/13/12 H CSO12OFF009894 Baby stroller & blanket located on Q ueen Palm Dr, Sebring on 12/12/13 H CSO12OFF009513 Hedge trimmer located on Captiva Ct NE, LP on 11/30/12 HCSO12OFF009297 Bag w/clothing & misc items located o n Amy Ave, Sebring on 1/24/12 HCSO12OFF009202 Silver mountain bike located on Atchison Rd, AP on 11/26/12 H CSO12OFF009289 Crossman airgun located on Metcalfe St, AP on 11/24/12 H CSO12OFF009170 Blue bike located on Miracle Ave, AP o n 11/20/12 HCSO12OFF008921 Misc keys & key FOB located on Pleasant St, AP on 11/13/12 HCSO12OFF008880 Hitch w/ball located on George Blvd, S ebring on 11/12/12 HCSO12OFF08088 Luger firearm located on Melody Ln, Sebring on 10/19/12 H CSO12OFF008126 Sterling pistol located on Delaney Ave, AP on 10/19/12 F ebruary 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-27 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ROGER E. MILLER, a/k/a ROGER ELLIS MILLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROGER E. MILLER, a/k/a ROGER ELLIS MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was December 15, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-2353, 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 co-personal representatives and the co-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. February 3, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Dean Johnson 1503 Speegle Drive Huntsville, AL 35801 Attorney for co-Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. 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Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-60 GCS GEORGE A. BERNSTEIN, TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGE A. BERNSTEIN REVOCABLE TRUST dated 3/13/1991 50%, 1/2 INTEREST AND/OR DOLORES BERNSTEIN, TRUSTEE OF THE DOLORES BERNSTEIN REVOCABLE TRUST dated 3/13/1991, 50% 1/2 INTEREST Plaintiff, vs. CAL MANAGEMENT CORP, a Florida corporation, and CARLO A. LOZZI, a married man, individually, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE TO: PAOLA GOMEZ-PEREZ, ESQ. 15173 SW 14 STREETM MIAMI, FL 33194 "All parties claiming interest by, through, under or against CAL MANAGEMENT CORP, a Florida corporation, and CARLO A. LOZZI, a married man, individually, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described" YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED as follows: 1. On January 3, 2013, a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Summary Final Jedgment were entered in favor of the Plaintiff, GEORGE A. BERNS TEIN, TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGE A. BERNSTEIN REVOCABLE TRUST dated 3/13/1991 50%, 1/2 INTEREST AND/OR DOLORES BERNSTEIN, TRUSTEE OF THE DOLORES BERNSTEIN REVOCABLE TRUST dated 3/13/1991, 50% 1/2 INTEREST, a nd against the Defendants CAL MANAGEMENT CORP, a Florida corporation, and CARLO A. LOZZI, a married man, individually. 2. Pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure, on February 13, 2013 at public auction to be held at 11:00 AM (Highlands Courthouse 430 South Commerce Ave in this county, the Clerk of the Court, BOB GERMAINE, shall offer for sale to the highest bidder all of the right, title and interest of Defendants in and to the following property: Lot 26, Block 19, of HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES,, according to the Plat there of, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; and Lot 26, Block 178, of SUN'N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 17, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page86, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; and Lot 11, Block 15, of SUN'N LAKES SUBDIVISION SECTION 4, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 34, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; and Lot 15, Block 179, of SUN'N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 17, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 86, of t he Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. 3. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on January 16, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk January 27; February 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09001856GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GERMAN AREVALO, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed December 10, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 09001856GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 20th day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A portion of Section 24, Township 34 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 24; thence North 88 degrees 55'39'' West along the North line of said Section 24 a distance of 2006.56 feet; thence South 00 degrees 38'16'' West a distance of 664.05 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 38'16'' West a distance 664.05 feet; thence North 88 degrees 57'40'' West a distance of 668.25 feet; thence North 00 degrees 36'43'' East a distance of 664.25 feet; thence South 88 degrees 56'40'' East a distance of 668.55 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of January, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak February 3, 10, 2013 1050L egals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2013 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00026405 DUMMY 2013 NEWS EDITOR 2X6 AD # 00026406 AT HOME PROFESSIONALS 2X3 AD # 00027222AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00027277
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013Page 13A Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ SEEKING AUTOMECHANIC w/extensive experience on Mitsubishi 2.6L. Engine Call 863-655-5642 2005 FORDTAURUS SE 4DR, Auto, Cruise Control, Cold A/C, Good Tires, Runs A-1, Looks Like New in & out, Regularly serviced. Must Sell. $5500 or Make Reasonable Offer. 863-465-1713 or 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for Sale SCOOTER '07,Yamaha, Vino. $1,000. obo. Call 863-471-6475. 1999 REDHARLEY Sportster 883 upgraded with Screaming Eagle. Must See to appreciate all custom work! All work done by Harley Dealers. Always garage kept & never down. Low miles (10,900 windshield, touring seat, saddlebags & T-bags. Highway bar. Good tires & battery. Sebring $3700. SOLD!!!!!! 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation JAYCO DESIGNER3110 '01, 5th wheel, new 8 cu.ft. fridge, 1/14/13. New awning, 3 slide outs, island sink, hardwood entry, flooring, power front jacks, all options. $14,500 obo. 863-675-2230 5TH WHEEL-2012 JAYCO EAGLE 31.5 RLST Super Lite / LIKE NEW used 3 X's / 3 Sides. Lists for $42,888.88 Sell for $30,000.00. Cll 419-366-2739 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEF lorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesQUALITY HORSEHAY Rolls & CATTLE "CALLIE BERMUDA" Rolls. Located b ehind Hammock State Park. For Information Call 863-446-5162 0r 863-445-0009 7500Livestock& SuppliesNEW CENTRALAIR. Still in Box. 10 year Warranty. Installation & References Avail. $1490. 863-658-4707 7420Heating &A ir ConditioningWANTED VCRRecorder & Player, Programmable, w/remote & manual. Call 863-465-5535 or 863-243-9218 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING-WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY6 8-11:30 AM LEISURE ACRES ANNUAL CLUB HOUSE SALE! 3651 US HIGHWAY 27 S. SEBRING FRANCISII MHP ANNUAL GARAGE SALE, 2800 Real McCoy Dr, Sat, Feb 9th, 8am-2pm. Crafts, Bake Sale, Raffle. Snack Bar also available. SEBRING -313 Circle Park, Downtown. Thur-Fri-Sat Pieces of the Past Giant Clearance Sale! All items must go! Tables,bedroom set, mattresses, Christmas items, chairs, books, clothing & lots of misc. items. No reasonable offers refused! LAKE PLACID1ST. EVER SALE! Fri. Sun. 8 2pm. 210 Cloverleaf Rd. H ousehold items & lots of misc. No Early Birds! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WINDOW SCREENS13 size 48" X 33 1/2", Great Shape. All for $20. Golf Hammock area. 269-963-7817 SONY HDTV 26 Inch Screen with storage in base of TV. $100 8 63-382-9289 Evenings only. SHEPARD'S HOOKPlant Stand, Hangs 4 plants, For Outdoors, Black. $8. Golf Hammock Ares 269-963-7817 PRINTER NEW Brothers DCP-7065 D N, with Toner Cartridges. $100. 863-382-9289 Evenings only. PORTABLE WASTEwater tank on wheels for R.V.'s, size 12 gallons, in very good condition, $35, 863-453-7027. PATIO /RESIN Round end table with standing round globe lamp that fits in center of table. $13. Golf Hammock area. 269-963-7817 MATTRESS TOPPERfor R.V. queen b eds, size 60''x75'', in very good condition, $30, 863-453-7027. MAGIC CHEF* NEW Apartment Size Refrigerator. $75. 863-414-8412 FITNESS CENTER* Fifty Plus Professional & Home, 220 lb., World Sporting Goods. You Move Equipment. Asking $50. 863276-0680 EMMERSON 9inch Color Television. (White 269-963-7817 DINING TABLE(Rattan padded chairs. $100. 863-446-1766 BAR STOOLS(2 Cushions / 30 Inched High / Like New $30. for both. 863-471-3456 B AR STOOLS(2 Rod Iron /30 Inches High / Beautiful $50 for both. 863-471-3456 25 GALLONBarbeque Grill w/ 2 racks. $100 Call (863 7310Bargain Buys ORGAN -ROLAND ATELIER, With Bench, Medium Brown, Comes with D iscs and Music. Like New!! Call for additional Information. 260-336-2236 CA$H FOR$AX. Clean out your CLOSET. I Buy old Saxophones. Any condition. 239-289-0869 7260MusicalMerchandiseRECLINER SOFALa-Z Boy. Good cond. $50. Call 863-452-2443 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SEBRING IMMACULATENEWER 3/2/1. All tile, new paint, dishwasher, W/D, small screened in porch, extra large shady lot, lawn svc. No smokers. Small pet. $825 + last & sec. 863-773-3956 LAKE PLACID3/2 131 Loquat Rd. Screened patio. $700/mo. + $1,000. security. Call 305-804-5464 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2BR/2BA $450 mo. New 1BR/1BA $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 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedA partmentsSEBRING FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED 1BR or Studios, on the circle. Some Utilities incl. $450 600. Attn: Vets. Special programs for veterans, subsidize payments, call to see if you qualify. 863-386-9100. 6150F urnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELYFurnished Villa, 2/2/G. Beautiful Village w/nice amenities. Seasonal 2013 & 2014. $1500 a m onth. Avail. Now! 863-385-5698 6100V illas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING -Neat & Clean, Freshly Painted, Cracker Trail area. 2/Bed rm, 1/Bath rm, Central air/heat, Utility rm, Yard maint. inc., Close to everything. No pets. $500/mo. 1 security. 863-381-2810 SEBRING *CUTE 2BR / 1BA, tile floors, screened porch, W/D hookup, quiet. Most pets OK. $550 mly. & $300 security. 2002 Decatur St. or 2007 Fernway St. Call 863-446-7274 PLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Immaculate, C/H/A, Carport. Short Term/Seasonal/Yearly. 863-699-0045 ** LAKEPLACID-LEISURE LAKES ** Newly painted 3BR, 1.5 BA, 1CG, near Golf Course & Lake June. W/D hookup. Clean & Quiet. $575/mo. Water & Lawn care included. No Pets. 863-465-9100 6050D uplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 SEBRING MOBILEhome on double lot. 1BR/1BA, 4811 Welcome Drive, 55+. With enclosed porch, sheds, trees and well, $42,800. 863-382-0393. SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 3BR, 2BA Utility Room, C arport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 SEBRING -Double Wide 48" X 24", 2118 Whispering Pines Dr. (off Brunns Rd). 4BR, 2BA,, Den, Kitchen, Dining rm. Lg. Screened Porch, Storage rm. Call 317-752-3725 PALM HARBORHOMES Demo your mobile home/free tear down at Palm Harbor New mobiles $39K off list John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 DOUBLEWIDE, 2BR/2 BA, Partly furn. New Dishwasher & Hot Water Heater with 4 water pipes, Lg. Shed, Other Updated Features. Very Clean Home. 2236 Whispering Pines Dr., Sebring. Asking $27,000. 863-402-2449. 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleAVON PARK2 Mobile Homes on 1 acre. Double Wide w/3 BR & 2BA, large living room. Single Wide, 2/1, w/new roof. $45,000. Call 863-453-6916 or 863-443-2075. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesHIGHLANDS COUNTY/ LAKE PLACID 3 lots (will split Ready to build on. Additional Properties Available in county. For information call 917-923-8292 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org MEDICAL ASSISTANT& B ILLING CLERK Part-Time, for busy Medical Office. Send reply to Box 121, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED Full Time & Full Time Clerical position, must be willing to work flexible days & hours & must be able to travel. Spanish speaking a plus. Great pay & benefits. Fax resume to 863-402-3197. MARKETING COMPANYlooking to engage outside business to business sales associate for Sebring. Commission based advertising sales. 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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Trail Association activities .4B Senior 50s softball . .4B Pacers top Heat . .4B News-Sun Sunday, February, 2013 ALAN JAY AUTO NETWORK; 11.25"; 2.5"; Black plus three; process, 2/3/13; 00027322 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shortstop Lexi Belardi was slick afield and came up with the game-winning hit to cap off South Floridas sweep Thursday night. Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The Seventy and Over Softball League ended with fairly low final scores Tuesday, January 29 at the Highlands County Complex Center in Sebring. The weather was not to blame, as it was a beautiful calm day. Royal Palms and Buttonwood Bay played a back and forth game through six innings, ending with the Palms on top with a 12-9 win. This was the highest scoring game of the day. Bobby Floodine belted out a three-run homer for Royal Palms. Kyle Saunders went 2-4 with two doubles. Charlie Quinn, the winning pitcher, was 2-for-3 and Ray Concepcion had 2-for-4. For Buttonwood Bay the Richardson brothers contributed their share with Earl going 3-for-3, Nelson had 2-3 including a double and Fred belted out a triple for the team. VFW4300 won their game with Highlands Independent Bank due to a few too many walks given to their batters in the seventh inning. The final score was 10-5. VFWs Chuck Fluharty went 2-for-3 including a double. John Kloet, winning pitcher, had 2-for-3 and Cal Bready and Bob Roth each had three hits. Highlands Independent Banks Woody Woodward had a home run included in his 3-for-4 times at bat. Don Cunningham was 4for-4 including a triple. Fred Krieg went 2-for-3 and seven other batters had one hit each. Silent Salesman played Allstate Insurance Company, the other team at 3-3 in the standings, hoping to move up to over the .500 mark. As it turned out, Allstate came to play and the Salesman came to watch. Allstates Jerry Kuffman had two home runs in his 4Sebring 70s see Tuesday scoring swoon See 70s, Page 4B News-Sun photo by MARIANABECKER G ary DeMarest powers in down low during Sebrings Thursday night win over visiting Lake Placid. Courtesy photo The 2013 District 10-4A Champion Lake Placid Lady Dragons celebrate with their hard won hardware Friday after topping DeSoto 55-47. B y ERIKACORD News-Sun correspondentSEBRING With district tournament time just on the horizon, a late-season, crosscounty contest was just the ticket to get the tensions heightened and ready for p ostseason play. Thursdays 57-49 win for Sebring over the visiting Green Dragons fit the bill quite well as the two teams battled evenly for the majority of the game. But it was a 17-8 secondquarter margin that spelled the difference in putting the Blue Streaks on top. Lake Placid had looked to play spoiler on Sebrings Senior Night, with the team honoring upper classmen Decaris Jones, Josh Austin and Ezell Gammage, and raced out to a 14-11 edge after the first eight minutes. But the Streaks upped their defensive efforts in the seco nd, which then provided more scoring opportunities to turn the three-point deficit into a six-point lead at the half. e played hard and stayed after it, Dragon head coach John Million said. But a few lay-ups cost us before halftime. But stay after it they did as Lake Placid played the Blue Streaks to a 15-15 draw in the third, keeping the margin intact and giving themselves a chance. And behind the scoring efforts of Anfernee Munnings, Heath Harris and Nick Tuason, the Dragons crept closer into the waning minutes. But Sebring answered back, kept the lead intact and added an extra two-points for the eight-point win. Munnings lead all scorers with 19 on the night, with Tuason and Harris each adding 11 for Lake Placid. Jones paced Sebring with 17 while Gary DeMarest added nine, Austin eight and Conner Cook seven. e need to work on o ur inside game more, we had a lot of turnovers, Sebring head coach Princeton Harris said. But they stepped up and made the plays when they had to. They made some clutch shots down the stretch, M illion said. This was a good game for us and it really helped. We just need to stay focused for Monday Which is when t he Dragons will kick off the D istrict 10-4ATournament at Avon Park, while the Streaks w ill be hosting their District 9-6ATournament and will be in action on Tuesday. Streaks slip past Lake Placid By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgARCADIA It was nearly a decade in the making for the Lake Placid girls basketball program, with the last district championship being claimed in the 2004-05 season. But a shaky start made what had seemed to be a forgone conclusion a bit more tenuous before this Lady Dragon squad could bring the title back home with Fridays 55-47 win over the host Lady Bulldogs. Lake Placid had rolled through the regular-season district schedule undefeated, topping DeSoto twice, and had little trouble dispatching of Mulberry in Tuesdays semifinal game. But there was that old adage that point guard Alex Coyne was well aware of. Beating a team twice in the season is one thing, she said afterward. But that third time is the tough one, and they made it one of the toughest games weve had all season. From the start it was a back-and-forth battle, with Tuesdays high scorer Bria Wilson getting on the board twice early, only to see both buckets answered on a jumper from Amelia Hamilton and a drive from Tishonna Riley. Riley would put DeSoto up with a put-back, but Coyne would get hot for a stretch, forcing a turnover and scoring on the break, flashing in from the left on a drive and then banking in a three-pointer. But the Bulldogs kept biting with a Mariah Noble Dragons claim District title See LP, Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK The early part of the season can set a tone, either good or bad, fort he rest of the year. And things could have t urned sour rather quickly for the Lady Panthers of South F lorida State College after dropping two of three at a p re-season tournament last weekend. But the squad rebounded with consecutive, doubleheader sweeps this week to open the regular season schedule. Pitching was the strong suit, with SFSC hurlers giving up a grand total of three runs over four games Tuesday and Thursday. Gennifer Raulerson got the opening win in Tuesdays 7-1 downing of Lake Sumter, while Lexi Adams also surrendered a lone run on three hits in the 2-1 nightcap win. Thursday saw the same duo wield their magic as Adams was rolling along with a three-hit shutout into the seventh against the College of Central Florida. But with a 4-0 lead heading into the Patriots last at bat, all the lead-off home run from Amber Hulsey was boost AdamsERAfrom a possible 0.64 to a still outstanding 1.28. After the Panthers threatened to score in the first, with Amanda Byers and Caitlyn L ytle reaching on hits, they g ot on the board in the seco nd. Kelly Brown singled up the middle to lead off the frame and when Kaitlin Conways sacrifice bunt was mishandled, there were two on with nobody out. Lexie Belardi looked to do some damage with a rocketshot to left, though it was caught on a line. The Patriot pitcher struck out the next batter, but Byers came through with a bloop single into shallow right to score both runners for a 2-0 lead. Byers did it again in the fourth when, with one out and Belardi on second, she ripped an RBI double to left to make it a 3-0 edge. The final run was added in the fifth when Lytle lead off with a walk and, with two outs, moved to second on a Brown single. Conway then brought Lytle in with an insurance run that wouldnt be needed with Adams taking care of the rest. Raulerson then got the call in the second game and was matched up in a pitchers duel Lady Panthers hot out of the gate See SFSC, Page 3B
C M Y K AP Girls SoftballAVONPARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for girls ages four to 15, from 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, Feb. 9, at the girlsfield on Anoka Street. N eed to bring a copy of your childs birth certificate. Any questions, call 443-1663.Bowlers LunchLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburge rs, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, F eb. 9, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the youth bowlers scholarship program in which over 35 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid.YMCA Spring SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis having a sign up for their Spring Soccer Program, ages 3-14. Any questions, please call 382-9622.Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in by 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.Wildlife Rehab GolfSEBRING Wredes Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc., will be hosting its first annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Golf Hammock Country Club. The fundraising tournament goes off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and prizes will be awarded for first and second place. The cost is $60 per player and includes golf cart and lunch, with up to three $5 Mulligan Cards available. There will also be prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin, while a Hole In One contest is being sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. There will be 50/50 drawings at $1 and $5 and silent auction items. Additional lunch and drink tickets will be available for $15 and $2, respectively. For more information, call David at 385-2770.SFSC Hosts Heartland GamesAVONPARK South Florida State College (SFSC Department announces Heartland Games for Active Adults 2013. The Heartland Games for Active Adults will run March 2 30 at various venues throughout Highlands County. The cost is a $15 Registration Fee and an additional $5 per event. The Heartland Games for Active Adults is sanctioned by the Florida Sports A Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the games is to encou rage and promote healthy lifestyles for anyone over 50 and to provide them an opportunity to compete at the local, state and national levels. Events will be held throughout Highlands County in bowling, golf, basketball, billiards, shuffleboard, pickleball, cycling, swimming, horseshoes and tennis. Medals are awarded for first, second and third place, male and female, in each sport and age category. Register in Building B, Highlan ds Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact Community Education (Lauren Redick 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu.LP Chamber Bass TourneyLAKEPLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Annual Bass Tournament is scheduled for Sunday,F eb. 3,at theWindy Point Boat Ramp on Lake Istokpoga. Angler applications are available on the C hamber site www.visitlakeplacidflorid a.com or by calling the Chamber at 4654331. The event weigh in will take place at the Windy Point Boat Ramp at 2:30 p.m. andthe public is invited and encouraged to attend. There is no charge to attend the weigh in.Cornhole TourneyLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Sr. FF A Second Annual Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Roger Scarborough Field in Lake Placid. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at 11 a.m. Can register on-site and cost is $20 per team. Winner receives a commemorative set of Cornhole boards! There will also be raffle items. Tournament is being held in conjunction with Waylon Butler Benefit Barbecue. Contact Lake Placid Sr. FFAby calling Advisor, Lauren Butler at 699-5010.AP Rotary Golf TourneyAVON PARK The 5th Annual Avon Park Rotary David Doc Owen Memorial Golf tournament is slated for River Greens golf course on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a tee time of 8 a.m. The four-person scramble event will be divided into three flights by handicap and will feature closest to the pin, putting contest, and difficult long drive event. The $65 per person entry fee includes golf, cart, one mulligan per player, post event luncheon, beverages on the course and prizes. Entry form available by emailing Chet Brojek at email@example.com or simply send the four names with their handicaps and your check, payable to Rotary Club of Avon Park to him at 3310 Par Road. Chets home telephone number is 3854736 for those having questions. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28C ONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24 Baltimore 28, New England 13PRO BOWLSunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu NFC 62, AFC 35SUPER BOWLSunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 6 p.m. (CBSEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York2915.659 Brooklyn2819.5962.5 Boston2323.5007 Philadelphia2026.43510 Toronto1730.36213.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami2914.674 Atlanta2619.5784 Orlando1432.30416.5 Charlotte1134.24419 Washington1134.24419 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2818.609 Indiana2819.596.5 Milwaukee2421.5333.5 Detroit1829.38310.5 Cleveland1334.27715.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3711.771 Memphis3016.6526 Houston2523.52112 Dallas2027.42616.5 New Orleans1532.31921.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3511.761 Denver3018.6256 Utah2621.5539.5 Portland2323.50012 Minnesota1726.39516.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers3414.708 Golden State2917.6304 L.A. Lakers2126.44712.5 Sacramento1731.35417 Phoenix1631.34017.5 ___ Thursdays Games Oklahoma City 106, Memphis 89 Golden State 100, Dallas 97 Fridays Games Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 73 Indiana 102, Miami 89 Boston 97, Orlando 84 New York 96, Milwaukee 86 Brooklyn 93, Chicago 89 Philadelphia 89, Sacramento 80 Detroit 117, Cleveland 99 Memphis 85, Washington 76 Denver 113, New Orleans 98 Utah 86, Portland 77 Dallas 109, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers 111, Minnesota 100 Saturdays Games Chicago at Atlanta, late Sacramento at New York, late Oklahoma City at Cleveland, late Charlotte at Houston, late New Orleans at Minnesota, late Washington at San Antonio, late Orlando at Milwaukee, late Utah at Portland, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Sundays Games L.A. Clippers at Boston, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 2 p.m.LEADERSSCORING FGFTPTSAVG Durant, OKC4403921360 29.6 Anthony, NYK3702311073 29.0 Bryant, LAL463294131127.9 James, MIA441201114126.5 Harden, HOU361407121625.9 REBOUNDS OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, LAL14636451011.9 Randolph, MEM19232451611.7 Noah, CHI17232649811.3 Asik, HOU15239154311.3 Vucevic, ORL15736151811.3 ASSISTS GASTAVG Rondo, BOS3842011.1 Paul, LAC393789.7 Vasquez, NOR474419.4 Holiday, PHL423728.9 Westbrook, OKC463838.3 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC391002.56 Conley, MEM441032.34 Lin, HOU48972.02 Ellis, MIL45851.89 Westbrook, OKC46861.87 Walker, CHA45841.87 BLOCKS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL431313.05 Ibaka, OKC441262.86 Duncan, SAN421152.74 Hibbert, IND471222.60 Howard, LAL431042.42EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Islanders42192723 New Jersey30391614 Pittsburgh43081918 N.Y. Rangers34061620 Philadelphia26041623 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston511112319 Ottawa521112414 Montreal42081815 Toronto43082122 Buffalo33172323 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay610123718 Winnipeg34172432 Carolina33061518 Washington25151827 Florida25041627WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago602142518 St. Louis620123119 Detroit42192020 Nashville22371219 Columbus25151426 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver422102120 Edmonton42191918 Minnesota43192022 Colorado34061619 Calgary13131421 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose700142912 Anaheim41192018 Dallas34171721 Los Angeles22261216 Phoenix24262526 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1, SO San Jose 3, Edmonton 2, SO Buffalo 7, Boston 4 Toronto 3, Washington 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 4, OT Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 St. Louis 4, Columbus 1 Florida 6, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 6, Calgary 3 Fridays Games Dallas 4, Phoenix 3, SO Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, SO Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 8, Winnipeg 3 Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1 Saturdays Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, late Buffalo at Montreal, late Edmonton at Colorado, late Boston at Toronto, late Carolina at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Columbus, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Chicago at Calgary, late Los Angeles at Anaheim, late Nashville at San Jose, late Sundays Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 12:30 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 2 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 3 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXClaimed 1B Lars Anderson off waivers from Arizona. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with DH Travis Hafner on a one-year contract. Designated OF Russ Canzler for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with RHP Blake Beavan, LHP Lucas Luetge, RHP Chance Ruffin, INF Francisco Martinez, INF Kyle Seager, INF Justin Smoak, OF Julio Morban, OF Carlos Peguero, OF Eric Thames and OF Casper Wells on one-year contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with LHP Manny Parra on a one-year contract and with C Miguel Olivo on a minor league contract. Designated RHP Todd Redmond for assignment. MIAMI MARLINSAgreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, RHP John Maine, RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Chad Qualls, RHP Kevin Slowey, RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Mitch Talbot, RHP Michael Wuertz, LHP Zach Phillips, C Craig Tatum, INF Matt Downs, INF Nick Green, INF Kevin Kouzmanoff, INF Ed Lucas, INF Chris Valaika, OF Jordan Brown and OF Austin Kearns on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with OF Marlon Byrd on a minor league contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms LHP Marc Rzepczynski on a oneyear contract. American Association AMARILLO SOXSigned INF Jody Martinez and RHP Corey Madden. EL PASO DIABLOSSold the contract ofC Zane Chavez to Baltimore (AL GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSAcquried RHP Ian Durham from Florence for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONESReleased RHP Matt Mitchell. LINCOLN SALTDOGSSigned INF Mike Provencher and LHP Mosies Melendez.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBASuspended Los Angeles Clippers F Matt Barnes one game for striking Greg Stiemsma during a Jan. 30 game at Minnesota. WNBA WASHINGTON MYSTICSSigned G Ivory Latta.FOOTBALLNational Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned DL Armond Armstead.HOCKEYNational Hockey League BOSTON BRUINSRecalled F Jamie Tardif from Providence (AHL MONTREAL CANADIENSReassigned F Mike Blunden to Hamilton (AHL NEW JERSEY DEVILSAssigned RW Matt Anderson to Albany (AHL PHOENIX COYOTESRecalled F Andy Miele from Portland (AHL Chad Johnson to Portland.COLLEGEEVANSVILLEAnnounced G Jordan Jahr has been kicked off the mens basketball team for violations of team rules. FORDHAMNamed Dimitar Brzov mens tennis coach. LSUAgreed to terms with football coach Les Miles on a seven-year contract. MICHIGANNamed Mike DeBord sport administrator for Olympic sports teams. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,7 p.m.; Baseball at Preseason Classic,Lake Wales,TBD; Girls Tennis vs.Clewiston,4:15 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Tennis vs.Avon Park,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Avon Park,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Tennis at Sebring,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Sebring,4 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball hosts District 9-6A Tournament,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Hardee,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Hardee,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Tennis at Lakeland,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Placid,4 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Sumter,5 p.m. T UESDAY: Softball vs.Brevard,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Indian River,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at College of Central Florida,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Sante Fe College,doubleheader,Noon; Softball at Sante Fe College,1 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD; Baseball vs.Sebring, 7 p.m.; Softball at Hardee,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Lake Placid,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD F RIDAY: Boys Basketball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD B B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p m m PBA Chris Paul All-Stars . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013Page 3B DUMMY 2013; 3.639"; 2"; Black; YMCA donate boat; 00026826 DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, avon park high school; 00026868 American Golf Carts 3x5 b/w 00027334 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE This pitch wasnt to Amanda Byers liking, but the South Florida lead-off hitter drove home three runs in Thurdays 41 opening-game win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The Lady Panther pitching came up big Thursday with Alexis Adams, pictured, surrendering just one run in the opener and Gennifer Raulerson tossing a shutout in the nightcap. inside score and a baseline jumper from Hamilton. The Dragons would get a lay-in from Quiahja Williams and Coyne would put in a long two, but Hamilton kept pouring it on with a free throw, two more jumpers and an inside score to put DeSoto up 18-15 after one. McKayla Jeter and Ladeja Dennis got into the act with a jumper and two free throws, respectively, to start the second and pusht he lead to 22-15. B ut Coyne cut it back with two remarkable scores. On one, she found defenders blocking her initial drive into the lane, so she pulled a spin move and flipped it up and in with the l eft hand. Then, with a defender giving ground, she halted a hard drive and lofted a floater that found nothing but net. The Lady Bulldogs, however, answered with another Riley drive and a Noble follow and Hamilton would get another score on a fast break. But the Dragons hung t ough with Coyne hitting two free throws and Wilson scoring inside twice to keep the halftime margin at 2825. I was really worried about some of the younger girls, being in the big game, a nd it was a little shaky head coach Jackie Coyne s aid. With the way it started, I was just hoping we c ould keep it under a 10point lead. When we got to half and it was only three, I felt a lot better about it. An attitude shared by the coachs daughter. ere a second-half t eam and I knew we had it, Alex said. We saw it basically as an even game. We knew wed get those three p oints back and from there it would be back to 0-0. T hey got those three points back, and then some, a s Lake Placid roared out of the gate to start the third, going on a 13-0 run that put them up 10 after just 3:15 had gone off the clock. And they did it without a score from Coyne. I couldnt hit anything from the outside tonight, she said, despite her 15 points in the first half. But t he key was Bria. She hit some really big shots that g ot us going and turned it around. W ilson did score the first two baskets of the third, both from inside, before a Shaquavia Gayle putback and a Williams fast-break score. Wilson then took it outside and canned a thr ee before working in the paint for another two to put Lake Placid up 38-28. Dennis would come ali ve and do the bulk of DeSotos scoring in the third, all of it in fact, but Wilson made a slick inside pass to Williams for a score, Gayle g ot out on the break and Wilson drained another trey and the lead was 45-36 heading into the final eight minutes. DeSoto would make a couple more pushes, mostly when Bianca Robinson hit a three that made it 51-45 halfway through the final period. But there was Wilson again with a put-back to up the ante once again and allb ut seal the deal. C oyne would add ju st four points, all on free throws, in the second half for her total of 19 for the night. But it was Wilsons 14 second-half points, on the w ay to a game high 22, that c arried the Dragons to the District 10-4Atitle. I noticed we had a good mis-match with Bria and we tried getting it to her more in the second half to take advantage, coach Coyne said. Its such a great feeling and a relief. I couldnt b e more proud of what these girls have done. eve just worked so hard all year, the younger Coyne said. And now weve got the district title to show for it. As winners of the tournament, the Dragons move into the Regional Quarterfinals Thursday and will play host to the District 9 runner up, Holy Names of Tampa, while DeSoto travels to face the District 9 champion Tampa Catholic. Continued from 1B extraordinaire as into the bottom of the fifth it went with nary a score on the board. They struggled figuring out the pitcher at the beginning, first-year assistant coach, and Avon Park grad, Heather Barnes said. But they settled in and started having better at bats. Which came to fruition in that bottom of the fifth. R ayvin Vick got a hard grounder past a diving second baseman to get it started and gave way to pinch-runnerK ayla Dennison, who promptly stole second. A ground-out to short moved Dennison to third and w ith an 0-2 count, Belardi went the other way with an R BI double down the rightfield line. Raulerson then finished the job, scattering five hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out one, for the win. I always talk to them about the level of expectation that I hold them to, Barnes said. I explain that thats why Im so hard on them at times, becauseI believe in their abilities. I told them after the game that their hard work is paying off, because every game so far they are getting closer and closer to that level. As long as they dont get complacent with these wins and keep working hard, I see them having a very successful s eason. A4-0 start certainly is helpi ng set the right tone. T he Panthers were back at it with a twin-bill Saturday afternoon against Seminole State College, and will host Brevard on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Continued from 1B SFSC starts off 4-0 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Bria Wilson was the game high scorer yet again Friday, with 14 of her 22 points coming in the second half of Lake Placids District Championship win. LP brings tourney title home The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013w ww.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 00027281 BIG GREEN LAWN MAINTENANCE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; feb ads; 00027285 Saturday, Feb. 9 T rail Maintenance L ocation: Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Lakeland. Meet leader at the Maintenance Shed, located offTenoroc Rd. before you get the office. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops), water, snacks and lunch, sun and insect protection. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Contact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time and other details. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Day Hike (6-7 miles Location: Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Lakeland, FL, meet at the park Office on Tenoroc Mine Rd. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops), water, snacks, s un and insect protection. C ontact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, Feb. 16 Day Hike (7 miles Location: Tiger Creek Preserve Group will meet at the Mini Mac Convenience Store, 910 N Scenic Hwy, Babson Park Tiger Creek Preserve is located east of US 27 between Babson Park and Frostproof. The trail traverses the rolling hills of the Lake Wales Ridge, including some of the highest hills and oldest land in the Florida peninsula. Botanical diversity is extensive along this trail. Bring Snacks, water, sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meet-up time and other details. Sunday, Feb. 17 Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Approx. 3 mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, f reshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, at remendous bird population, including a variety of wad-i ng birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring walking or hiking s hoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or email@example.com Saturday, Feb. 23 Trail Maintenance Location: Green Swamp East, Lakeland. Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Contact Janice Anderson, phone 813-345-1609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meet-up time and other information. FTA Heartland February Activities S pecial to the News-SunSOUTHWESTFLORIDA The Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionsF lorida Park Service is pleased to host the Real Florida Run Series in seven Southwest Florida state parks. T he Real Florida Run Series is a wonderful opport unity for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the natural b eauty of Floridas environment. S ponsored in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protections South District Office and in conjunction with 3D Racing, Inc. and the Run Shoppe, the Real Florida Run Series features seven runs, seven parks and seven new adventures. The runs will take place every Sunday afternoon starting Feb. 10 and ending on March 24. Each event features a 5K run or walk and a 10K run. Participants can register for each of the races individually or receive a discount if the runner registers for all seven races. Awards will be given out at each race for the top threem en and women in each category. For runners who participate in all seven runs of ther ace series, there will be a Grand Prize awarded to the t op three men and top three women over-all. T he events will take place: Feb. 10 L ake Manatee State Park 20007 State Road 64 Bradenton Feb. 17 Paynes Creek Historic State Park 888 Lake Branch Road Bowling Green Feb. 24 Highlands Hammock State Park 5931 Hammock Road Sebring March 3 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park 12301 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda March 10 Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero March 17 Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park 137 Coastline Drive Copeland March 24 L ittle Manatee River State Park 215 Lightfoot Road Wimauma Register at www.active.com and search for the Real Florida Run Series, or register at the Run Shoppe, located at 3512 Del Prado Blvd., Ste. 107, Cape Coral. Registration fees are $20 for 5K races and $30 for 10K races. F or questions regarding the run series please contact Arielle Poulos at (239 5686 or at Arielle.Poulos@dep.state.fl. us Highlands Hammock offers many trails for running and hiking for-4 times at bat. D ick Ostrich was 3-for-4, Marvin Knutilla went 2-for-3 and having 2-for-4 at the plate were Eddie Lindberg and Galo Gonzalez. After falling behind 3-0 a fter three innings, it was obvious Allstates pitcher, Rudy Pribble, had the Salesman in the palm of his hand. Allstate went on to win 12-1 with the Salesman only collecting 10 hits. Norm Grubbs had 2-for-3 including a triple. Bill Todd and Victor Rodriquez each had 2-for-3. On Thursday four teams played. VFW4300 overpowered Buttonwood Bay with a 25-7 victory. Bob Fulcher went 4-for-4 including a triple. Cal Bready was 4-for-4. Chuck Fluharty had a two base hit in his 3-for-4 times at bat. Belting out 3-for-4 hits were Dennis Birkholz, winning pitcher John Kloet, Spider McMinn, Jerry Murphy and Bob Ross. Bottonwood Bay Rebels were led by John Degnen batting 3-for-3 with a double. Tom Moose Morrissette and Bob Wood each included a triple in their 2-for-3 trips to the plate. Also hitting 2-for-3 for their team were Fred Boyd, Jim Monroe and Earl Richardson. Highlands Independent Bank avenged an earlier loss to Silent Salesman by easily downing the Salesman 13-6. F or the Bank Bobby Fahnestock had 4-for-4 with a double and triple. G oing 3-for-4, including a d ouble, were Don Cunningham and Gene Phillips. Don Sheets had 3-for-4 and t hree other batters managed two hits each. Silent Salesman started o f f by scoring three in the first inning, but left most of their runners on base the rest of the way. Victor Rodriquez ptiched a good game, but did not get the fielding support he usually gets from his defense. Larry Ambuel connected for a triple for the only extra base h it by the Salesman. G oing 2-for-4 were Ken Crandall and Fred Moore. Newcomer Cliff Skeans had 3-for-4 and Richie Birkholz had 2-for-2 with two walks for a good day at bat. Buttonwood Bay takes the prize for the most loyal spectators coming to each game. The games are played at the Highlands County Sports Complex located behind the Sebring train depot each T uesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Continued from 1B 70s scoring jumps again Thursday Special to the News-SunSEBRING This past week the Highlands County Sports Complex saw some great hitting in the 50s division of Sebring Senior Softball. In the first game of Thursdays doubleheader, Fairmount Services mowed over Reflections by the score of 15-8. Legendary Canadian outdoor guide Bob Swamp Poulan pitched an outstanding game for the winners w hile going 3-for-3 with a double and an inside-thepark home run. Sweet swinging Tom McNally also went 3-for-3 with a triple, while Orlando Hernandez was 3-for-4 with a double. Outstanding defense was played by shortstop Greg Ramos, and rover Dick Scooter Cook. For Reflections, Don Dobbert continued his hot streak with 4-for-4. Shortstop John Smutnick, back from the DL, drilled two hits, as did rookie Tom Trapman. In the second game, a close contest was broken open in the last inning as Bill Jarrett Ford beat Fairmount Services 29-12. In the first inning, Jarrett sluggers Dave Reed and Jim Kahn hit back-to-back home runs. Not to be outdone, Fairmount manager Brad Caid and pitcher Swamp Poulan returned the favor with back-to-backs of their own. A lso having big days with 4-for-4s were Tom McNally and Boom Boom Buja. Speedy shortstop Greg Ramos was 3-for-4 with a double and triple. Going into the top of the last inning, leading 12-8, Jarretts first 17 batters all scored. In a balanced attack for Jarrett, defensive wizard Les Osbeck led the way with a 6-for-6 day, including three runs scored, three RBI, and a double. Hall of Famer Dave Reed had two out-of-the-park blasts to go along with his four hits. Shortstop Jim Kahn also homered in his 4-for-4 day. Larry Kelly smacked five singles, while Wisconsin boys Jim Holmes and Dick S chultz had four hits and two doubles. On Tuesday, Bill Jarrett Ford held off a last inning rally by Reflections, to win 14-13. Reflections stranded the tying run at first base in the bottom of the seventh. F or Jarrett, 2-3-4 hitters Les Osbeck, Dave Reed and Jim Kahn all had three hits. Reed continued his season long home run barrage with another monster over the right field fence. Reflections played without their outstanding long b all hitting shortstop John Smutnick, out with a hamstring pull. Pacing Reflections was I ndiana Legend Phil G rimke, Jess Hathaway and Ron Rieches, who is hitting .800 in his last four games. Hot hitting leads the 50s By MICHAELMAROT Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Indiana did it again Friday night. And this time, the Pacers beat Miami at its own game. David West scored 30 points, Paul George added 17 and Indiana became the second team to beat the defending champs twice this season with a 102-89 victory. The Pacers (28-19 won 13 in a row at home and two straight since ending a three-game losing streak earlier this week. Theyve also won three straight regular-season games over the Heat and have not lost to Miami since the Heat swept the final three games of the Eastern Conference semifinal series last spring. For Miami (29-14 frustrating night. While players and coaches promised to play a more physical game than the first one, the 87-77 loss on Jan. 8 also at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it didnt make much difference. The Heat still got outrebounded, and allowed the Pacers to shoot a season-high 55.7 percent from the field. During one stretch, West made 11 straight baskets. How frustrating was it? Three different Miami players and coach Erik Spoelstra drew technical fouls. And after Miami put up a season-low 77 points in the first trip to Indiana, this time it nearly allowed Indiana to finish with its highest points total in a non-overtime game all season. It was that kind of night in Indy. Lance Stephenson had 15 points and George Hill 12 before leaving briefly late in the game with a left shoulder injury. Wests big night leads Pacers past Heat Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com
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Yolando Ramos to Alvin L. S mith,PT L5 Blk 9 Avon Park, $18,300. U.S. Bank to Frank Vrionis, P T L2/3 Blk 47 Town of Avon Park,$30,500. George Deirmenjian to H ermine Bleier,L21 Blk 1 Lakeview Sub,$265,000. D ec. 13 Werner Varchmin to Russell Riddle,L1 Blk 424 HighlandT owers Sub Revised,$7,500. Ruth Q. McNelis to Imogene Adams,L189 Sylvan Shores Est.S ec. D,$45,000. Joseph R. Turke to Federal National Mortgage Assn.,L3B lk 6 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. A, $124,400. B. James Johnson to John P. H enry,L574 Sebring Hills Sub, $82,500. Anthony J. Montemarano to A nthony S. Montemarano,TR 64 Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 1/Others,$140,000. S eacoast National Bank to Patricia D. Pella,L5/6 Blk 548 Leisure Lakes Sec. 18/Others,$ 140,000. Antoinette Breske to Brittany R. Baker,L1 PT L2 Blk 147L akewood Terraces,$54,000. Charles L. McKibben to Jennifer Santana,L10447-10450 Avon Park Lakes Unit 32, $90,000. Dec. 14 Bernadine B. Williams to Gerard E. Malane,L7-9 Blk 5 Sand Beach Sub,$30,000. Frances H. Inghram to Joanne M. Abel,L31 Oak Island, $210,000. Daniel T. Selph to James L. Lackey,L8/9 Blk 160 Sebring Highlands Sub/Others,$49,000. Bank of America to John B. Cooke,L11 Blk 731 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25R1,$2,000. Barry A. Lukatch to Gabriel Cottrell,L27 South Bear Pointe/Easement,$200,000. Sebring Lake Development Group to Joseph Larosa,L29/30 Blk 26 Sebring Lakes Unit 2A, $52,500. Wilbert P. Domingo to Wilma P Domingo,L14 Blk 44 Placid Lakes Sec. 19,$5,000. National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Jerry Pendarvis, L22 Eiland Est.,$185,000. K enneth L. Matthysse to John R. Brown,L14 Blk 2 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1,$85,000. F ederal National Mortgage Assn. to Luisa Librando,L26 Blk 23 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $117,900. Highlands Independent Bank to Sandra T. Bryant,L7 T and K Unrec Sub,$99,900. M ichael R. Whitehead to Robert James Hearn,Unit 18 Waterway Patio Homes Condo,$ 105,000. Adam Tooley to Thomas J. Borgert,L80 Willow Gate, $120,000. Nancy S. Wood to Pamela C. Langley,L2 Blk 7 Temple Terrace,$99,900. Dec. 17 Westby Corporation to Thomas A. Clark,L27-29 Blk 209 Placid Lakes Industrial Park,$130,000. D eborah A. Taylor to Manuel Acosta,L15 Blk 59 Placid Lakes S ec. 6,$48,000. Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Norma Rose,L7 Blk 34 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2, $52,000. F annie Mae to Victorina B atista,L12/13 Blk 46 Placid Lakes Sec. 5,$87,300. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Frederick A. Chmura, L37 Blk 31 Leisure Lakes Sec.4 ,$140,000. Shirley Van Hook to Roy N. Kappeler,L11 Blk 497 Sebring Manor,$23,000. Wauchula State Bank to Jason Bennett,L8 Blk 69 SebringC ountry Est. Sec. 3,$166,000. Gabriel A. White to Moon Ranch,PT Sec. 1-3529/Easements,$63,000. J ohn R. Bliss to Jason Alvin Grant,Tract 11 Blk 8 River R idge Ranches Unrec/Others/ Easement,$40,000. J eanne Laughlin to Margaret C. Hawley,Unit E5 Bluffs of Sebring,$36,000. Dec. 18 Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Frederick E. Maibach J r.,L8 Blk B Meadowlake, $220,000. Camilo A. Guzman to Diego Leonardo Baptista,L12 Blk W Spring Lake Village III,$5,500. F ederal Home Loan Mortgage C orp. to Lydia Mendoza, L3579/3580 PT L3581 Avon Park Lakes Unit 12,$65,000. Earnestine Johnson to Brenda McRae Wright,PT Lacey Hill-C onnell Unrec,$1,500. Peter L. Hamlet to Catherine D rew,L13 Blk 7 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1,$5,000. Royal Land Services Inc. to Carlos Calatrava,L10 Blk 24 Highlands Park Est. Sec. K,$ 3,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Richard Klocko Living Trust,L2 Blk 231 East Palmhurst,$27,500. Robert C. Potter to Gary L. Zigler,PT L3 Blk 2 Suburbia, $119,000. D orothy Lucille Gladue to Nancy Echemendia,L9 Blk 18 Holiday Lake Est.,$17,000. Sherrie L. Clark to Special Acquisitions Holdings Inc.,L4145 Blk 132 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 9,$35,900. B radley D. Winans to Derek Beasley,L10 Blk G Spring Lake Village II,$67,000. J oslyn A. Brown to Peavy Family Investments,PT Sec. 1238-30/Easements,$24,000. Julia M. Tiger to Thomas Glaza,L65A Vantage Pointe Phase II,$140,000. Jonathan W. Wehrle to Thomas Grant Clayton,L317 Sebring Ridge Sec. A,$17,500. D ec. 19 U.S. Bank to Samuel Deane Foster,L19 Blk 10 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1,$45,000. D onna Marie Ventura to B enjamin R. Palmer,L2 Blk A P lacid Park Land 1st Add, $119,900. Bruce Robert Hargreaves to Lorraine T.Garner,PT L23 Tomoka Heights Sec. 2-5 Replat,$ 115,000. B ank of New York Mellon to M ark A. Lillpop,L9 Istokpoga Shores Unit 1,$74,000. Jason Douglas Stone to G.L. Stone,L23/24 Blk 2 Sebring L ake Replat,$10,000. Southern Farms Ltd. to C utrale Farms Inc.,PT Sec. 8/11-39-28/Others/Easements, $32,300,000. U.S. Bank to Edward K. Little I II,L15 Blk 1 Harder Hall Country Club II,$160,900. Wells Fargo Bank to Sidney Brown,L639 Las Palmas Resort, $ 8,000. William Drummond to Robert E Mottar Jr.,L7 Blk 18 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2,$90,000. Natalie R. Warner to H. Randall Shriver,L24-A Vantage Pointe,$86,000. N eptune Realty Professionals to Coastal Real Estate Holdings, L 261 Blue Heron Golf and Country Club/Other,$17,000. Edward Davidson to Elizabeth Pabon-Paz,L25 H illside Lake Annex,$8,800. Michael D. Theodorou to Raymond Grabanski,L2 Blk 2 Country Walk,$85,000. D aniel R. Cook to Federal National Mortgage Assn.,L5/6 Blk D Crescent View,$134,600. K enneth W.Mahaney to Kevin Ginn,L231 Sebring Falls, $53,000. Frank C. Sutter Jr. to Betty L. H ollman,PT L1 Blk 3 1st Resub Pinecrest Lakes Unit 1458, $ 85,000. Patricia A. McMullan to Kenneth Ayres,L34 Sunset Lake E st.,$25,000. Dec. 20 D eutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Guadalupe Casares,PT L18-20 Blk 190 WoodlawnT errace,$17,000. Pan Frost to Rosalba CruzSerapio,L2 Blk 6 Altamont Place Add 3,$69,900. Bank of New York Mellon to Zaida R. Alejandrez De Lopez, L13 Blk 14 Highlands Park Est.S ec. B,$32,900. Parkside Village of Sebring to William Dale Hogue,PT L1 Blk 5 Lake Regency Woods Phase 2, $10,000. Irving H. Bowen to R. Bowen Gillespie,PT Sec. 2-3729/Other,$515,000. M .J. Dutchess to Dennis D. Downing,L5 Blk 31 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4,$82,500. Ronald Centers to Susan D enise Whitehurst,L21 Blk 21 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $ 106,500. Robert W. Coles Sr. to Steven C. Ruff Sr.,L16 Blk 290 Lake Sebring,$88,500. Dec. 21 Mark A. Lillpop to Frederick F rancis,L10 Blk 28 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2,$102,000. Fannie Mae to William Michael Baker,L22 Blk EE Spring Lake Village V,$52,000. L ettuce Creek Cattle Co. to G ermantown Citrus Ptn.,PT Sec. 35-35-29,$404,100. Heartland National Bank to R J Keen Investments,L72 Sebring Hills,$22,500. S teven Vance Wilson to H ighlands Independent Bank, L23 Blk 2 Lake June Vista, $ 206,000. Angel E. Calzada to Sunny Ridge Holding Co. Inc.,L17/18 Sunset Heights/Others,$50,000. Royal Land Services Inc. to Herbert Blakeman, L12503/12504 Avon Park Lakes Unit 39,$4,600. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Darlene Mortimer,L32 Edge Water Village Sub, $65,000. Citifinancial Services Inc. to Maria Christina Tucker,L75 Blk 19 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit2 ,$24,900. Dawn Djokic to Hucke Properties Inc.,PT L1 Blk 14 Avon Park Est.,$87,100. John F. Hughes to Brett A. Morey,L4 Blk 254 Placid Lakes Sec. 20,$140,000. Gordon Robb to Joseph H. Wolf,L28 Oak Leafe Sub, $105,000. Sheldon Romer to David R. McNutt,PT L10 Blk B Tomoka Height Sec. IX,$125,000. Forrest H. Hilton to Christopher P. Shaw,PT Sec. 143 3-28,$73,000. Highlands Independent Bank t o Gregory J. Dunlop,L7/8 Blk 8 1 Placid Lakes Sec. 8,$5,800. H ighlands Independent Bank to Joe Newton,L17 Blk 10 H ighlands Park Est. Sec. D, $ 53,500. C harles L. Miller to Terry Heston,L175/176 PT L177 L akeside Heights,$105,000. Charles L. McKibben to W ayne A. Nipple,L9253/9254 PT 9255 Avon Park Lakes Unit 2 8,$63,000. Karen Lenore Roiati to Ryan Travis Duffy,L8 Blk 56 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $52,500. Dec. 26 Georgina C. Eichhorn to ONJ, P T Sec. 32-36-30,$220,000. G & M Citrus Partnership to Emmett & Arost Groves,PT Sec. 6-36-30/Easement,$490,000. H eartland National Bank to Daniel L. Kanaley,L71 Brunners Mobile Est.,$28,000. Guaranteed Home Repai r s Inc. to Emilio Martinez,L26 Blk 160 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 15,$ 34,000. Martin F. McClure to Gustavo Martinez,L9 Blk 6 Sun'N LakesE st. Acres Sec. 27,$35,000. Jack Billingsley to Patrick Cicalese,L17-19 Blk 264 Sun'NL akes Est. Sec. 21,$80,000. Horace L. Durrance to Vaughn E. Hathaway,PT Sec. 7-3 7-30/Other,$500,000. Wilma P. Domingo to Wilbert P. Domingo,L15 Blk 44 PlacidL akes Sec. 19,$5,000. Michael John Newhouse to Lon E. Sinness,L23 PT L24 Blk1 46 Lakewood Terraces, $45,000. George C. Delbou to James L. A ngevine,L11 Blk 6 Golfview Est.,$58,000. Barbara Erving to Gary Joe E llison,L4 Blk 2 Lake Josephine Hts. 2nd Add, $37,500. T homas P. Clark to Sue A. Sharp,L27-29 Blk 8 Sebring Ridge Sec. G,$95,000. D aniel L. Monroe to Amos O. Keener III,L19 Grayce's Mobile E st.,$15,000. Peggy J. Haynes to Pedro Jesus Ayala,L29 Blk 5 LakeB lue Est.,$114,000. Gerald Chaney to Pedro Perez,L57 PT L58 Pardee Sub,$ 11,000. Martin J. Pajanen to Thomas J. Woolley Jr.,L187/188 Blk 3L eisure Lakes Sec. 4A, $137,500. Kevin Ayala to Melvin W. M ills,L4 PT L3 Blk 132 Northside Sub,$15,500. Edward L. Hines Properties to R omulus The Great Inc.,PT Blk 131 Placid Lakes Sec. 11/Other, $150,000. C ynthia Nesci to Constantin Mountakis,L14 Pine and Lake Sub,$72,000. R .J. Keen Investments to Antonio Francisco Hernandez, L72 Sebring Hills,$30,000. F lorence Cooper to Carolyn Geroy Gurskis,Unit 2-D Villas at Pine Key,$98,000. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 5B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; feb ads; 00027212 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; feb ads; 00027287 DEEDTRANSFERS CROSSWORDSOLUTION
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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement 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.596. 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 family, 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.Dr.Allen Higginbotham, Interim Pastor;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.Website www.fbsebring.com 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.;E vening 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 Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Parrish office/mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanishfax, 3855169;email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr.Anna V.Adam, 747 S.Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870;385-7300;fax, 3857310;email firstname.lastname@example.org .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday:3:30 and 5 p.m.(vigilSunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m.(Spanish.m.(Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.(French Mass).Daily Mass:Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:15-7:45 a.m.first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday.Office Hours:8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.Monday-Friday. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil,4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace A ve., 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 readingr oom/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. C HURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of 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, (Orang e Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP In Florida,the winter season is the most preferablet ime to go camping. The cooler weather makes for a wonderful outdoor experience with the smell of campfires wafting in the breeze,t he soft lighting of lanterns and the gentle sounds of nature. Although most campers enjoy viewing wildlife in its natural setting,t here is one creature that may not always be a welcome sight. Raccoons can be a bit pesky when they visit variousc ampsites. The little bandits often steal food and supplies, wreaking havoc as they for-a ge for treats in campers bags,coolers and even their cars. R accoons are very intelligent. In fact,studies have s hown that these creatures are able to remember the solution to tasks for up tot hree years after they learned them. Raccoons have been k nown to open jars,untie knots,pick locks,and open car latches and many other man-made closing devices including garbage can lids.T hey are very unique in their abilities regardingm ovement. They can stand on their hand legs toe xamine objects with their front paws. T he most important asset to raccoons is their sense of touch. Theire xtremely sensitive front paws,which resemble little hands,bring food to them outh and hold it while they eat. The five digits on the forepaws have no webbingb etween them. The raccoons brain is specialized with a lmost two thirds of the cerebral cortex devoted to the interpretation of touch. Inf act,by using specialized hairs near their claws,which a re similar to whiskers,they can identify objects before actually touching them with their little hands. Raccoons are omnivores; t heir diet consists of about 40 percent invertebrates,33 percent plant foods and 27 per-c ent vertebrates.These cute critters sample their food and other objects with their front paws to examine it and remove any unwanted parts.T hey will also douse objects into nearby water before consuming them. These creatures originally favored mixed forests in allN orth America.With changes in the landscapes,development and agriculture,they have learned to adapt to just about any type of environ-m ent,including campsites. Raccoons generally mate in the late winter to spring.T he male will mate with more than one female and he takes no part in raising thek its. The female will remain pregnant for about two m onths and usually have a litter of three to five babies. These kits are born blind andd eaf. They dont obtain these senses until they are about a m onth old. They are born with a light layer of fur and the wellknown maskon the face is apparent.The kits stay with mom for about ay ear until they are ready to go out on their own. It is said that raccoons are c olor blind,though their eyes are well-adapted for sensing green light. They see veryw ell at night but have poor long distance vision. They also have an excellent senseo f smell.R accoons are very curious, i nquisitive creatures and will seldom pass up an opportunity to investigate nearbys mells. So make sure to keep any enticing morsels w rapped up tight and stowed away in a place where these crafty critters cant get to them. They have 40 teeth that i nclude canines and molars. The sharp canine teeth are in the front of the mouth. Theb ack molars and premolars are used to grind up and chew food until it is small and softe nough to swallow. Their top speed when running is about 10-15 miles perh our. They are good swimmers and have been known to r emain in the water for hours at a time. They can move about three miles per hourw hile swimming.So if the sneaky mammal gets your b ag of goodies,chances are it will make a fast get-a-way with the loot. Raccoon trivia Raccoons have a large array of vocalizations. They purr,whistle,growl,hiss,s cream and even whinny. Raccoons tails can make up to 52 percent of their length. -Raccoons climb with g reat ease and can drop 35 to 40 feet. -Even though raccoons are strong swimmers,they are often reluctant to get int he water because their fur is not waterproof and the water causes them to take on extra weight. Raccoons have been kept a s pets (President Coolidge and his wife had one named Rebecca),and while young,s eem happy to be in human company.As they mature, especially during mating sea-s on,they can become increasingly destructive and a ggressive. Raccoons never den more than 1,200 feet from a perma-n ent water source. Raccoons are very clean a nd use a common latrine in the wild. Natures little bandit the intelligent, adaptable raccoon N ews From T he W atershed C orine Burgess Corine Burgess is and E nvironmental Specialist for the H ighlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. C ourtesy photo Raccoons can be unwelcome guests whenpicnicking or camping.They have the ability to open jars, untieknots, pick locks and open coolers and car latches to get a free meal.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, interim lead pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m.Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.;Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: email@example.com, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; ContemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: 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.Senior Pastor is Frank Gonzalez.Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 a nd 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 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Live Out Loud,four gals tenor Leanne,lead Tiffany,bariton Chris and bass Dana from Central Florida,will perform as a special guest oft he Sweet AdelinesOn the Road Again show. These lovely ladies have made an amazing impact on barbershop music and Sweet Adelines International. At ther ecent Sweet Adelines International Competition,held in Denver this past November,Live Out Loudcompeted in the Quartet Division and came in 13 out of 52 quartets from around the world. T heir sound is wonderful. All four lovely ladies have wonderful musical backgrounds:singing in various musical areas,s olos,and in groups. Live Out Loudis the special guest quartet for Heart of Highland,SweetA delines,Chorus Show.The title of this years show is On The Road Againat U nion Congregational Millennium Sanctuary,106 N. Butler Ave.,on Saturday,Feb. 16.Dont miss this greatq uartet. Tickets are $12.Ask about the group r ate. Call 414-4914,452-1927,or 6990743. Live Out Loud to perform at Sweet Adelines show Courtesy photo Live Out Loud will be the special guest quartet of this years Heart of Highlands, Sweet Adlines, Chorus Show on Feb. 16. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Public Library will host local author B.F. Oswald for a book signingo n at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Oswald is the author of several novels,including lood:A Saga,ive Women in Black,and TheR ental. His first novel, Echoes of Ellen,was nominated for the National Book Award and the EPIC eBook Award. Oswald was a professor o f psychology at North Central State College ( Mansfield,Ohio) for 25 years,and also has written textbooks,poetry,essays,a nd short fiction. All of Oswalds books a re available as ebooks,in Kindle or Nook format,and can be purchased from Amazon,Barnes and Noble,and other retailers. More information is avail-a ble on his website, www.bfoswaldauthor.com. T he book signing is free and open to the public. The Avon Park Public L ibrary is at 100 N. Museum Ave. For more i nformation contact the library at 452-3803 or visit the librarys website at www.myhlc.org Local author to visit Avon Park Library
C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT/CITY H; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 01/30-02/06; 00027099 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunA VON PARK The Women of Ireland bring their talent and energy to the South Florida State College Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday,F eb. 18 in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, H ighlands Campus. Women of Ireland comprises a 20-member companyp erforming alongside other world-class musicians, s ingers,and dancers. The 2013 North American Tour encompasses vocalists Fiona,N aomi,and Evangeline ONeill together with dancer Kelly McDonnell and sensat ional fiddler Niamh Gallagher. T he full-scale stage production produced in Ireland has been described as mesmerizingby the Irish Examiner and the talent oft he cast as superhuman at times grippingby the Sarasota Herald Tribune. The name Women of Ireland refers to a piece of music bearing the same name and k nown in the Irish language as Mna hEireann,which t ranslates as Women of Ireland. This performance is sponsored by Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,H ighlands Independent Bank, and Dr. Richard and Elina C ampbell. Individual tickets for the Women of Ireland range inp rice from $36 to $43. They are available for purchase o nline at www.performances.southflorida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office,784-7178. S FSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and is in the front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts,600 W.C ollege Drive. On Facebook visit http://www.facebook. com/sfscperformingarts. An hour prior to the performance,audience membersc an visit the Sand and Sea exhibition at the SFSC M useum of Florida Art and Culture (SFSC MOFAC). S and and Sea features works inspired by shells and sea f orms paintings by John Bunker,sculpture by Rick Crawford,and tools by Terry Powell. From 1-2 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 21 SFSCM OFAC will present its Third Thursday program, Going Spiral:Art,Culture, and Science.It will discuss the inspiration of shells ands ea forms on art and design throughout history. S FSC MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,Thursday a nd Friday,one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee Series performance,and by appointment for group tours. For more information aboutt he museum or its exhibitions and workshops or to request a museum tour,contact Mollie Doctrow,curator, SFSC MOFAC,at 784-7240o r visit the SFSC MOFAC website at http://www.mofac. o rg Women of Ireland brings Celtic charm C ourtesy photo The Women of Ireland bring their Celtic charm to South Florida State College on Monday, Feb. 18. Special to the News-SunA VON PARK The South Florida State College Artist Series presents the Lennon Sisters at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 14 in theS FSC Theatre for the Performing Arts,Highlands Campus. The Lennon Sisters have been in the spotlight for more than 50y ears. The sisters have been charming the nation sincet heir television debut on Christmas Eve in 1955 on The Laurence Welk Show.T hey were an instant hit and were mainstays on the show f or the next 13 years before leaving to pursue their singing career. F ans couldnt get enough of the Lennon Sisters,which l ed to the successful release of many different kinds of merchandise,including dolls,books,and more. The sisters became role models f or young women everywhere. They saw continued success through the 1970s, with several albums and appearances on The AndyW illiams Show.Their television success culminated in a show of their own,ABCs Jimmy Durante presents The Lennon Sisters Hour. O lder sisters Peggy and Diane (Dee Dee the end of the 1990s,withy ounger sister Mimi stepping in with Kathy and Janet to continue their sweet har-m onies. Their voices have aged perfectly as they cont inue to perform in Branson, Mo. and around the country to great appeal. T his performance is sponsored by MidFlorida Credit U nion,Gene Brenner Pottery & Craft Gallery, Affordable Air,Inc. by John and Carol Giordano,and Eighteen East. I ndividual tickets for The Lennon Sisters range in price from $33 to $39. They are available for purchase online at www.performanc-e s.southflorida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office,7847178. SFSC Box Office hours arem from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Fridaya nd is in the front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts,600 W.C ollege Drive. On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sfs cperformingarts. An hour prior to the perf ormance,audience members can visit the Sand and Sea exhibition at the SFSCM useum of Florida Art and Culture (SFSC MOFAC). S and and Sea features works inspired by shells and sea forms. Fall in love again with The Lennon Sisters Courtesy photo The Lennon Sisters have been in the spotlight for more than 50 years and will be featured on South Florida State Colleges stage on Thursday, Feb. 14.
C M Y K By BILL KACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Legislature not the Board of Governors has the power to set tuition rates and fees at public universities,but lawmakers cannot tell the panel how to manage those institutions,the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision was mostly a defeat for former Gov. Bob Graham and other plaintiffs who had challenged lawmakersauthority over tuition and fees. They argued that a state constitutional amendment creating the board also transferred those functions to the new panel,but the high court disagreed. Thats very disappointing,Graham said when informed by The Associated Press of the decision. However,the plaintiffs lawyer,Robin Gibson,said a finding that the Legislatures taxing power rather than its legislating authority lets it set tuition and fees also means lawmakers cannot dictate academic policies such as creating new law or medical schools. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 3, 2013Page 11B DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; sweet adelines; 00026991 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2/3/13; 00027280 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT CHALKTALK S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Art League continues its 2013 Artist of the Month series with renowned local watercolor artist Janet King from 5-8 p.m. Fridaya t the Highlands Art League Yellow House Gallery. Kings watercolor paintings capture the beauty and essence of Sebring,chil-d ren,the water,and all of Florida. King has been painting s ince she was a child,starting out with paints given to her by an aunt. She took artc lasses in school,and continued her art education at t he Baum school. She enjoyed drawing and oil painting,but while raisingh er children,King became interested in watercolor s ince it was easy to work with. She found that she could more easily start and stop painting while meeting the needs of her busy familyw ith watercolors,than with the other mediums. O riginally from New England,King has since gone to become one ofS ebrings most well-known artists. She has maintained a d owntown studio for many years,has won awards at art shows across the country, a nd given classes and numerous workshops. Her paintings have often appeared in local publications,and one even hangs att he state capital building. King took some time off last year to help with the arrival of new grandchild ren,but will be starting painting classes at the Art League later this year. Toc ontact King and find out more about her artwork,go h ttp://janetkingwatercolors.com or jan email@example.com or call her at 314-0042 Kings positive outlook o n her art is exemplified by this quote: I believe that watercolor is meant to be spontaneous. It offers such freedom ofe xpression. Its not so much the subject matter,as it is t he mood that is created by the light,that inspires me to paint. I have found that by reading everything I can get my hands on,from art history books,to current issues of art magazines,that every-o ne has a different set of rules,color schemes,dos and donts,etc. This just reinforces my b elief that there are no rules that are absolute!! Just freedom. T he Art League joins with Destination Downtown from 5 -8 p.m. Friday for the Art, Heart and Soul Stroll. The Friday evening reception includes snacks and light refreshments,with livem usic supplied by local musician Steve Jones. Enjoy K ings beautiful watercolors and browse the gallery and studios for original,one-of-a -kind gifts,created by our local artists. T he Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop is at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The A rt League hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday,and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Additional information may also be obtainedb y calling 385-5312,or visiting the website highlandsartleague.org King is Highlands Art Leagues Artist of the Month Courtesy art This painting of Ridgewood Drive is one of several pieces of local scenes that Janet King has done. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Courtesy photo K aylee Mancillas family watches on as Kaylee receives a hug from her Take Stock in Children mentor Gayle Knight. Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Hardee S enior High School student Kaylee Mancillas was selected to receive a $40,000 schol-a rship through South Florida State CollegesTake Stock in C hildrens (TSIC Life Fellowship. She was one of five Florida students s elected for the fellowship. Mancillas was chosen because of her academic success and the responsibility she has shown as a TSIC stu-d ent. She is first in her class at Hardee High School and is a dual enrollment student at SFSC. Im just shocked, Mancillas said. Im veryg rateful for the fellowship and for TSIC. M ancillas will attend the University of Central Floridaa nd plans to earn her bachelors degree in elementary education and her masters degree in educational leadership. I hope to return to H ardee County after I graduate and become a school t eacher or a principal. Mancillas is the first Leaders 4 Life winner inS FSCs TSIC program. ve had many Leaders 4 L ife finalists in the past,but shes our first winner,said Irene Castanon,TSIC coordin ator. The fellowship provides funds for housing, meals,computers,books, supplies and other collegerelated expenses in additiont o internship opportunities. It compliments the college scholarship provided by Take Stock in Children. The Leaders 4 Life F ellowship provides students with leadership training and d evelopment,as well as funding for college costs. Thep rogram enables students to excel in a university environment by giving them the resources that empower them to develop their full potential a s leaders for life.It was created in partnership with t he Asofsky Family Foundation,a philanthropist group that provides financialr esources,services,and support needed to ensure student s uccess throughout college. TSIC is a statewide program that provides at-risk c hildren with a mentor and a college scholarship. In return,TSIC scholars sign contracts in which they promise to remain drug-free,t o avoid behavior that would get them into trouble with law enforcement,to attend school regularly,and to earn satisfactory grades. The stu-d entsparents also sign the contracts and agree to prov ide home environments conducive to education and top articipate in. To date,246 students have graduated from SFSCs TSIC program. TSIC student wins Leaders 4 Life scholarship Courtesy photo Take Stock in Children student Kaylee Mancillas was awarded a $40,000 Leaders 4 Life Fellowship on Jan. 30. (Pictured left to right) Irene Castanon, TSIC coordinator; Ismael Mancillas; Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, TSIC president; Kaylee Mancillas; and Debbie Mancillas. Florida justices say Legislature can set tuition
C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunSunday, February 3, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00026400 FIRST BAPTIST (AP RETAIL 00027136 CHALKTALK S pecial to the News-SunGlades Electric E ducational Foundation is gearing up for scholarship seasonby increasing the d ollar amount awarded to each county in their service territory. The scholarships are awarded to GEC memberschildren who are highs chool seniors and have upheld academic excellence. Previously,each of GECs service counties received a $4,000.00 and$ 2,000.00 scholarship. However,the Board of T rustees of Glades Electric recently approved ani ncrease,so each county will receive two $4,000 scholarships. There are so many hardworking and deservingy oung people in our communities,many of whose aspirations just need a little boost. One of Glades Electrics operating princi-p les,Concern for Community,compels us to continue and even increase our investment in our areas youth. We want to show them there are people and organizations in their own h ome towns willing to help them succeed,said Glades E lectrics board president Jack Coxe. The students academic a chievement,leadership involvement,and extra-curricular activities are among some of the variables taken into consideration. Thed ecision seems to grow more difficult each year as the number of applicants continue to rise. This is a wonderful testament to theh ard work of our areas school administrators,staff, a nd teachers in encouraging more students to seek highere ducation,said Jennifer Manning,CFO of Glades Electric. To set the stage; prior to 2000,Florida mandated thata cooperativs unclaimed capital credits had to be surrendered for use in the States General Fund. In an effort to preserve thesef unds for the benefit of their members,electric cooperatives throughout the state successfully convinced the legislature to allow them to retain the unclaimed credits and invest them as they saw f it. The Board of Trustees of Glades Electric Cooperative c hose to invest these funds in the future of the communities they represent. The b oard determined that rewarding the efforts of our areas hard-working, achievement oriented young people via college scholar-s hips was a great way to foster bright,innovative future leadership in our communities. It was out of the trustees forward thinkingt hat the Glades Electric Educational Foundation was e stablished. Todate,the Foundation has awarded$ 224,000 toward the education of our communitie young people. It is important to note that the scholarships administered by thef oundation are funded solely from these unclaimed capital credits and do not cost the membership a penny. S tudents can pick up an application from their school office,a GEC office, or download an application from www.gladesec.com Glades Electric Educational Foundation increase scholarship amounts Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Following an intensive two-day review,the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)v isitation team determined that South Florida State CollegesAssociate Degree in Nursing (ADN NLNAC standards for accreditation. The program expects to receive this a ccreditation in July. First,the NLNAC visitation team will submit its preliminary report to NLNAs Evaluation Review Panel. In June,that panel will vote to recommend that the NLNAC Board of Commissioners grant the accreditationw hen it convenes in July. Dr. Michele Heston,director,Nursing E ducation,said the visitation team was impressed with the quality of education offered through the SFSC ADN programa nd with the college in general. They commended every aspect of SFSC and at every l evel,from maintenance to student services, and for the work we are doing in our community,Heston said. The NLNAC visitation team consisted of three nursing educators employed at colleges in Alabama,Indiana,and Kentucky. NLNAC accreditation is a mark of distinction,certifying that a nursing program adheres to the highest national standards ofe ducation. To become accredited,nursing programs must demonstrate that the program meets NLNAs exacting standards of quality through an extensive review.As a result,students who graduate from NLNAC-a ccredited institutions are more readily accepted into other advance degree nursing programs and have broader employment opportunities. By completing the SFSC ADN program, students earn an Associate in Science (A.S.d egree in nursing and become eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure a s Registered Nurses (RNs Dr. Michele Heston deserves extraordinary credit for her efforts in this accredita-t ion process,but she had a strong team of faculty and staff helping her,Dr. Norman L Stephens Jr.,SFSC president,said. This is another proud moment for all of us at SFSC. For more information about NLNAC, visit www.nlnac.org SFSCs Nursing program meets NLNAC accreditation standards News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Home Depot associates hand out construction kits to second-graders at Fred Wild E lementary School Wednesday morning during a Home Depot Kids Workshop. The local Sebring Home Depot paid a visit to the enthusiastic students as part of a science integrat ion project. This was Home Depots first visit to FWE. The store holds Kids Workshop at the store the first Saturday of every month where youngsters can learn the basics of home improvement. F red Wild Elementary S chool second-grader Javier Del Cueto puts the final nail into his toolbox Wednesday morning during his classs Home Depot Kids Workshop. Sebring Home Depot visited the school asa science integration project; this was the stors first visit to FWE. Home Depot associate J.D. Baxter explainedt hat the store happily donate d the kits to FWE in hopes o f the students gaining a little hands-on experience t hrough the project. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Home Depot teaches Fred Wild students some working skills News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Second-graders at Fred Wild Elementary School get started at their Home Depot Kids Workshop Wednesday morning. The local Sebring Home Depot visited the school as part ofa science integration project. This was the stors first visit to FWE. Home Depot associates and teachers assisted the students during the project as the turned their donated kits into hand-made tool and keepsake boxes.
C M Y K T he first time I heard Ken pray,I sensed t he deepening awareness in my soul that this was the man for me.Until that point,as a single mom for some time,I dont think I realized how much I was starving for male,spiritual leadership. But,God knew that my heart was crying out for this type of partnership. He felt my need for tenderness,kindness,a happy disposition and an affectionate loving spouse to encourage me.But,most of all,the Lord knew I needed a man who loved him above all else and would lead me and our family in faith. Some time ago,I heard a radio interview with a song writer/singer regarding a song he had written for his wife about their relationship.In the song he realizes she is crying out to be led by him spiritually. The song touched me as I had been there. But,the beauty of the lyrics led to a deeper realization on the part of the song writer. If he indeed was to fulfill his God-given role as the spiritual leader of the family, then he,too,had to cry out, Lead me,Lord.For without the Lord guiding his thoughts,decisions and actions,how could he ever lead his wife and family? Our 31st wedding anniversary is coming up this week. It seems we just were enfolding our family yesterday and here we are with three married sons and five grandchildren ages 15-4. Through the ups and downs o f family life,one constant has remained. Prayer. I have watched my husband continue to be consistent in prayer; in seeking theL ord through his Word,the Bible; and,in growing with me as we study together and let God work through us in various ministry opportunities. We are two very different personalities. Ken is laid back and I am an idea/solution person. So it can be a challenge for me to say, Lead me.But,its not a contradiction; rather,it has been the way God has chosen to refine us both. Our life verse as seen in 1 Corinthians 2:9,NKJV,still reverberates in our hearts when we repeat it from memory,Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. I love hearing Kens voice lifted in prayer knowing that he takes seriously his role to lead me. Selah Lead me, please Pause And Consider Jan Merop Strangers act of kindness gives comfort lasting years Dear Abby: When Iw as 12, my family moved to New Jersey. Itw as a difficult time in my life. Lucky for me,I made a best friend across the street,Janie.Wes pent all our time together. I loved being at her house b ecause it was a happy one,unlike my own home. (My mom was erratic andu nhappy,and it affected our whole family.) A year later,Janie learned her family would be moving to Ohio. I was devastated. The day the moving truck came,Janiea nd I were inseparable. The driver was a young m an in his 20s named Randy. When Janie and her f amily left in their car,I sat on the curb outside my h ouse sobbing. When the loading crew finished, Randy started the truck,t hen turned off the engine. He got out and came and sat beside me on the curb a nd told me how someday my pain would lessen. H e said I was a special person,and shared a little about his own family who was far away. Then he took a ring off his fingera nd said he wanted me to have it. It was a Marines ring his grandfather had given to him. He insisted I take it,gave me a hug and drove off. When I went into my h ouse and my mother saw the ring,she said,"What d id you do to get that?" It made me feel dirty and I didnt understand why. SoI sent the ring to Janie and asked her to please returni t to Randy,which she did. In the years that have followed,that mans generosity and compassion have stayed with me. Ith elped me to believe in myself when things in my family seemed dark. Since then,when I have seen people who were hurting,I have tried to do what Randy did make them feel better. Sadly,I have never known how to find him to thank him. Randy: Wherever you are,please know how much of a difference your kindness made in my life. Still Grateful in Texas Dear Still Grateful: You are living proof that what goes around comes around. One simple act of kindness made an impact on your life,but you have multiplied it many times over by continuing to pass it on. Dear Abby: When setting someone up for a date, do you think it is important to share the personsr ace? My friends and I have no problem with interracial relationships, but other people,unfortunately,sometimes do. I would hate to put someonei n a situation where a date rejected him/her or is rude b ecause of race. Our friend Jenaset up a girlfriend,Joan,who is C hinese,on a date with a white man. Joan knew w hat the man looked like and was fine with it,but when Jena showed the mana picture of Joan (who is gorgeous),he made ane xcuse and backed out. We hate to think what he may h ave said to Joan if hed gone into the date blind. What do you think, A bby? We dislike prejudice,but we want to avoid h urting anyone in the future. Colorblind in Melbourne,Australia D ear Colorblind: When arranging a blind date,the usual practice is to give e ach party as much information about the other as p ossible. Because its part of the packageyoure offering,race should be mentioned to prevent any surprises. H owever,you may have drawn the wrong conclusion about the man in this case. Has it occurred to you that he may have backed out because Joan is so gorgeous that he wasi ntimidated? Many beautiful women have comp lained about having this problem. Dear Abby is written by A bigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write DearA bby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, C A 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and m ailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Metro News Service Aries (March 21-April 20) Aries,there are a fewt hings you need to work out this week,but then you will be set for quite a while. Take the opportunity to recharge your batteries. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,sometimes the things that are the hardest to come by are the ones that are most worth the effort. Think about this as you face obstacles. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,contrary to what you believe,things at work will go on even if you take a few days off for a vacation. There may be some catching up afterward,but you can handle it. Cancer (June 22-July 22 Cancer,your mind may be churning,but worrying excessively over something will not help the situation. Therefore,focus on something else for a while. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 Leo,just when you think the week will go on without any excitement,something pops up and its just what you need to beat the doldrums. Expect time with friends. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22 Virgo,sometimes you need to be tough on yourself to get things done,but you will be satisfied with the results when you push yourself. Focus on goals this week. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,a risk you take this week will pay off in a big way. You might be anxious to take a significant risk, but the eventual reward will be well worth it. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,it may be challenging to find somei nitial support for a new idea because you are essentially charting new territory. Just give it time and people will come around. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Slow down a little,Sagittarius. Moving faster will not get the job done to your satisfaction and then you only will have to do it all over again. Think through your options. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)Capricorn,shift your focus to your family for the next few days because you have to make some decisions that will affect them all. Listen to your gut feeling when making these decisions. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,there are some things around the house that need your attention,but you may be having trouble finding the motivation to tackle them just now. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,when an opportunity comes your way,you may want to takea pass because something better is on the horizon. Famous birthdays Feb. 3,Isla Fisher, actress (37. 4,Gavin Degraw,singer (36. 5,Cristiano Ronaldo,athlete (28. 6,David Hayter,screen writer (44 Feb. 7,James Spader,actor (53. 8,Mary Steenburgen,actress (60 Feb.9. 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IN WHICH THE E MANCIPATION PROCLAMATION WAS D ELIVERED 1 21 DESTRUCTIVE MATERIAL 122 CHARLOTTESVILLE SCH. 1 23 CHEST WITH TABLETS 124 SOCIETY PAGE WORD Solution on page 5B Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent. Aries should take time to recharge batteries Dear Abby Fairmount 1x6 Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155
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