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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 1-2, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 26 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 68 44C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Cool with times of clouds and sun F orecast Question: Will a local Vet Center be a benefit to Highlands County veterans? Next question: Would you be in favor of a one year probation period for the proposed Swamp Hammock? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Deonta Blackmon Age 46, of Avon Park Curtis Jones Jr. Age 74, of Avon Park Merle Vasbinder of Sebring Mrs. Robert Ward Age 89, of Long Beach, Calif. Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 91.3% No 8.7% T otal votes: 80 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Film review 11B Health & Nutrition5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times9B Religion7B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, goal front strip; 00027943 Editors note:This is the second in a three-part series.By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Pasta,chili,burgers and more; there's nothing more traditional than a fire station and theres nothing more filling than comfort foods. Lt. Dirk Riley has 13 years of service under his belt and knows exactly what to do to keep the firefightersminds off of everyday matters. Cooking is a part of Riles everyday routine. The A-shift supervisor is known for his famous Riles Red Sauce,a unique spin on the classic pasta sauce. He was careful not to reveal the ingredients to his sauce but knows that it is definitely a favorite among the house. I like the traditional meals that are kind of passed down. People take them and put their own spin on it. Thats what makes them great,Riley said. Though meal time is important in any profession,a fire station isn't always allowed the perfect opportunity to take a much needed lunch or dinner. Rileys system usually involves meals that take a total of 35 minutes or less to prep and News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Whether at home or at work, I like to cook, said Sebring Fire Department Lt. Dirk Riley recently at the main station in downtown Sebring. Riley has been with the department for almost 13 years and said he would much rather cook than go out to eat. Feeding the fire(fighters enjoys the classics at meal time See EVERYONE,page 3A Special to the News-SunA VON PARK Members of the South Florida State College Presidential Search Screening Committee met Tuesday to narrow the list of4 8 candidates to 12. The candidates are: Keith J. Cotroneo,president,Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington,W.Va.; Dorothy J. Duran,vice p resident for Academic Affairs,Iowa Western C ommunity College,Council Bluffs,Iowa; Gilbert L. Evans,vice president for Student Services/Assistant GeneralC ounsel,St. Johns River State College,Palatka; Marie F. Gnage,president,West Virginia University at Parkersburg,P arkersburg,W.Va.; John R. Holdnak,executive vice chancellor/vice chancellor for Financial Policy,Florida Department of Education-Division of Florida Colleges, Tallahassee; Thomas C. Leitzel,president,Technical College of the Lowcountry,Beaufort, S.C. Thomas LoBasso,senior vice president,Student SFSC presidential search narrowed to 12 See SOON,page 7A B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comA VON PARK Brandee Shattenbers love of dance came about at a very early age. Since Shattenberg was just a toddler,the Avon Park native has made dance thec enter of her life over the past 28 years. The 31-year-old dance instructor previously taught lessons in Wauchula,but with a new year camea new mission and Shattenberg discovered the need for her skills right h ere at home. For the past six weeks,Shattenberg h as been giving free dance lessons to local youth ages 4 and older. Shattenberg has made Union Church her new studio where she offers lessons to her students in four differentg enres every week,but unlike many other dance instructors in the area, Shattenberg offers her services for free. She decided to start a non-profit o rganization where kids can get free dances from a professionally trained instructor,friend Cynthia Berlin said. Berlin went on to say what a big heart Shattenberg has and how the love of dance drives her to do great things. s always had a passion for dance. She told me that my children were a big part of the reason she wanted to do this; that God called her to do this for parents who cant afford the lessons,Berlin said. The thought was put into action and before she knew it Shattenbers small studio of 40 students grew to 90 in just two short weeks. Shattenberg currently has 110 dancers enrolled in the Unions Rhythm dance studio. When I was growing up I had lessons,recitals,competitions so many things going on with dance. I sat down with my mom the other day and crunched the numbers and found out my parents were spending Local professional dancer offers free classes to youth News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Jayla Drake (center dance instructor Brandee S hattenberg (right evening during Unions Rhythm dance class at The Rock at Union Church in Avon Park. The classes a re free for girls ages 4-18 years old. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Yareli Gonzalez practices dance Tuesday evening during Unions Rhythm in Avon Park. See KIDS,page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING Although no action was taken at the county commissions quasi-judi-c ial public hearing Tuesday night,the meeting provided s upporters and critics of the proposed Swamp Hammock Outdoor Recreation Club ano pportunity to directly address expected benefits and p roblems of the project one last time. There were approximately five hours of debate. The issue of whether or not to allow Swamp Hammock tog o forward in an area where livestock are raised and the e nvironment is sensitive has been going on for about a year. T he commissionerstask Tuesday was to make the f inal decision,amending the countys official zoning atlas to include a Planned Development District for the clubs property,allowing owners to provide a venue for off-road vehicle racing andm ud bogging,along with 42 other suggested activities. A sign of the interest in Swamp Hammock was the size of the audience,whichf illed the commission chamber and spilled out into the l obby. Despite its size,the audience was generally respectful,although there were muted waves of sarcasCommunity debates Swamp Hammock: Is it a benefit or a curse News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY J an Grove is one of many individuals speaking in favor of S wamp Hammock, because of the safe, supervised opportunity it provides teenagers to play outdoors. See PROS,page 3AHeart health3 0 minutes a day is a ll it takes LIVING, 12BMAKERH illary Swain to be f eatured on show INSIDE, 2ATri-meetB lue Streak lifters t ake win SPORTS, 1B

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C M Y K Ride the Racetrack tickets on saleSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Ride the Racetrack is almost here.P resented by Midflorida Credit Union,Sebring International Raceway and Skip Barber School of Racing,Ride the Racetrack is a twisting and turning ride for anyone who dares to go two laps around the entire 3.7-mile track. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,March 10 at Sebring International Raceway.This is a huge event for the community each year,as local residents and visitors get an adrenaline rush as they ride on the internationally known Sebring International Raceway with one of Skip Barbers professional drivers. Avoid the lines and purchase your ticket early at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce,227 U.S. 27 North,or at any local Midflorida Credit Union branch. Tickets are $15 per person. This year there will be a Fast Pass option for an additional $5 per ticket that allows participants to get ina separate line that will allow Fast Pass participants to move faster through the line. Vehicles and drivers are provided by Skip Barber Racing School,who are graciously bringing in the cars from Georgia this year. No car seats or pets. All seats are single occupancy with seat belts. Experience the race from the drivers point of view. Rides are limited. Caladium Co-op plans for big saleLAKE PLACID Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-Op will have its annual Trash & Treasure Sale from9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. L unch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sloppy Joes,potato chips and assorted goodies and drinks will be available. C aladium Arts and Crafts Co-Op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. For more information,call 699-5940.NU-HOPE has EHEAP fundsNU-HOPE Elder Care S ervices Inc. announces availability of funds for assistance through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the ElderlyP rogram. Through EHEAP, an applicant may receive assistance with paying past due energy bills,obtain adequate cooling or heating Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403 Feb. 27 152834404850x:2Next jackpot $5 millionFeb. 23 12392353x:5 Feb. 20 182328364345x:4 Feb. 27 412142535 Feb. 26 919272932 Feb. 25 521273435 Feb. 24 319243235 Feb. 27 (n 9852 Feb. 27 (d 5308 Feb. 26 (n 2762 Feb. 26 (d 1809 Feb. 27 (n 895 Feb. 27 (d 400 Feb. 26 (n 14 7 Feb. 26 (d 523 Feb. 26 712223510 Feb. 22 232434422 Feb. 19 39173620 Feb. 15 614343517 Feb. 27 314203448 PB: 21Next jackpot $103 millionFeb. 23 25313941 PB: 29 Feb. 20 317192532 PB: 17 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Special to the News-SunFORT MYERS Hilary S wain,Ph.D,executive director of the Archbold Biological Station,has been named a MAKERS:Women Who Make Southwest FloridabyW GCU Public Media. Swain is one of 21 women in Southwest Florida to be honored with the MAKER award. As a child,Swain spent her d ays outdoors in naturein her nativeAberdeen,Scotland and then in Northern England. So,it seemed natural for Swain to grow up and manage aw orld-renowned biological station. Archbold Biological Station,says Swain,epre-s ents everything I believe in: great science,active conservation and education. S ince 1995,she has overseen the activities of Archbold, l ocated in the northern headwaters of the Everglades near Lake Placid. She directs thea ctivities of 50 scientists and staff and manages 20,000 acres o f land including pristine scrub habitat and a 3,000-head cattle ranch. A powerful advocate for science-based conservation, Swain builds enduring rela-t ionships among scientists, environmentalists,local,state a nd federal agencies,and Florida landowners. Armed with a doctorate d egree from the University of Newcastle in England,Swain c ame to Florida and taught at the Florida Institute of Technology. While at Florida T ech,she was asked to take over as director of Archbold. My life,she says has been a series of opportunities that Ive grabbed on to. S he describes herself as passionate and energeticand admits that she works at warp speed. As the mother of two child ren she says of balancing her personal and professional life, Juggle is the right word. Balance is not. You are always out of balance. Swain sees her legacy as a l iving legacy with generations of students who have received t raining at Archbold and gone on to have great careers; land management that has beent ransformed,and environmental areas that been acquired and p rotected. Passionate,determined,selfaware,creative,fearless,humb le and focused are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe the 21 women selected as MAKERS: Women Who Make SouthwestF lorida.WGCU Public Media received more than 200 online nominations of exceptional women in Southwest Florida.A committee of community l eaders and WGCU staff members reviewed each nominee a nd selected the 21 Makers. The nominees were rated on these criteria:leaving a legacy, building community,affectingl asting change,defying social norms,and serving as a first i n her field. WGCU will air four,30minute programs profilinge ach of the Southwest Florida MAKERS. The first in the s eries airs at 8:30 p.m. today on WGCU HDTV. Swain will be featured in episode 3 airing at 8 :30 p.m. Tuesday,March 26. The 21 women selected are leaving a legacy in the arts, business,education,the environment,community-buildinga nd/or politics or through activism in social justice issues. Inspired by the PBS national project makers.com,WGCUs MAKERS:Women Who Make Southwest Floridawill i nclude video portraits produced by Chelle Koster Walton at wgcu.org,radio portraits on 90.1/91.7 FM produced byJ enny Bechtold,and a locally produced history documentary o n WGCU TV produced by Janina Birtolo. Four television programs produced by JoanW ood,each featuring several of the video portraits,will also a ir on WGCU-TV. WGCUs MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest F loridais made possible by Clive Daniel Home,Chicos, Cypress Cove,Bank of America and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,a pri-v ate corporation funded by the American people,and in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the WomensF und of Southwest Florida. Swain named one of WGCUs MAKERS Courtesy photo It was standing room only when over 450 people attended a reception and premiere of Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida on Feb. 25 at the Arcade Theatre in Fort M yers. Among the 21 women honored was Hilary Swain, Ph.D. from the Archbold Biological Station. Picture from left to right from the Archbold Biological Station are B arbara Stewart, Swain, Betsey Boughton, Ph.D., and Betsie Rothermel, Ph.D. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING A two-vehicle collision resulted in a serious injury for on of thed rivers Monday evening. Charles Lisinberler,26,of Avon Park was transported to a local hospital after he suffered injuries A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that the driver of a semi freight truck,52-year-old Jeffrey L. Danley,was under the influence of alco-h ol when his northbound truck and trailer stopped a bruptly at the intersection of New Life Way and U.S. 27. L insinbiglers 2002 Lincoln LS collided with the trailer in the far lane of the highway front to rear. According to the report,L insinbilgers vehicle was then pushed into the center lane due to the impact; the vehicle came to a stop facing east. B oth drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident; the collision caused traffic to slow and stop for several minutes. Danley has been charged w ith driving under the influence (DUI l ess driving. No further information is available at this time. T ruck driver charged with DUI, driver injured Courtesy photo M ary Grindey and her family have great comfort in k nowing her late husband, Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey, is right across the street. Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey a nd his wife were walking down a Hazel Green, W isc.,street when they noticed a beautiful house for sale. e were walking to the cemetery to visit his grand-f ather,and I told him I like this house,and he said I like it too,Mary Grindey told The Unknown Soldiers. But I said whow ould buy that house ... who would want to live by the cemetery? Hazel Green,located near the Illinois border,is known as Wisconsins point of beginning, which is particularly appropriate for Mary.A native of the Philippines, she met her future husband seven years ago in South Korea. They were married in 2008,just before Staff Sgt. Grindey was transferred to Japan. In 2011, Jesse and Mary moved to the United States. When we found out we were coming here to the States,he said he would be deployed (to Afghanistan) no matter what,Mary said. I told him dont volunteer. Jesse had been volunteering his entire life. Not only had the Wisconsin native served in Iraq,but he was also a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Hazel Green Fire Department and Rescue Squad. If there was a fire,hed jump into a fire truck and then jump into the fire, Mary said. But things were different now,as the Army couple was trying to settle down while raising two young children that Jesse adored. Still,the soldier remained steadfast in his commitment to serve. The night before he left,I told him can't you get out of the Army? Mary said. He said no, t his is my job. Jesse deployed to Kandahar,Afghanistan,on Dec. 30,2011,with the 287th Military Police Company,based out of Fort Riley,Kan. With her husband thousands of miles away,Mary took on the responsibility of caring for two young children in an unfamiliar town and country. I talked to him two hours every day for the first month,the soldiers wife said. He kept saying that he was doing good ... I really felt more comfortable,too. Then,as Mary and the kids visited Jesses grandmother on the morning of March 12,2012,something didnt feel right. I had that really,really weird feeling in the morning,Mary said. I was so sad ... I wanted to cry. A few hours later, Jesses tearful sister told Mary she needed to go home. I saw the Chaplain and (Army Sergeant First Class) waiting for me,and I could tell it wasnt good news,Mary said. Jesse,30,had succumbed to a medical problem of which no one, including Mary,was aware. I was shocked,because I had never seen him in pain,she said. It just shocked everyone because he was such a healthy guy. Support for Mary and Across the street See COMFORT,page 7A

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 3A GLADES ELECTRIC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; annual meeting main; 00027938 cook. The set amount of time a llows the fire house the opportunity to get a meal done quickly so that it doest have to be interrupted in the event of the inevitablee mergency. It (interruptions but we just deal with it, Riley said. The firehouse chef is also a s tickler for creating meals without spending the big bucks. The cook isnt one to make stops at fancy restaurants,or cheap restaurants,a nd prefers the comfort of his own stove. I really dont like eating o ut. At all,Riley stressed. I usually pout a little bit if the crew decides to stop to eatw hile we are out after a call. The Sebring firehouse t akes turn with the cooking, though Riley is usually first up at the stove. The firehouseh as one rule:If you dont like it,then you can cook n ext time. It works. The people who dont like to cook dont ever c omplain,Riley said with a laugh. Traditional holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving can bring extram ouths to the station,which R iley has no problem with. Each member of the shift working just pitches in to make the day and meal go more smoothly by bringing ina side dish to go along with t he turkey,ham and holiday staples. Riley always tries to keep the meals at around $5 per person. Hes even been able to create meals through-o ut the day for a whopping $1.75 per person. Cooking is something you just learn. I happen to enjoyi t. The meals are more than just meals you know. It give us all a chance to sit down and blow off a little bit ofs team,Riley said. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS S ebring Fire Department firefighter/EMT Brandon Albritton, firefighter/EMT Danny Lobozzo and Lt. Dirk Riley work together recently preparing tacos for lunch at the main station in Sebring. Everyone pitches in to help at dinner time Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Sebring Fire Department Lt. Dirk Riley makes tacos recently for himself and his colleagues. tic laughter from time to t ime. Only one individual jumped to his feet shouting.Benefits for businesses and familiesIn general,proponents of Swamp Hammock focused on two points the economicb enefit to the county and the need to provide a safe space for families,especially teenagers,to play in the outdoors. For example,Melissa Cloud,a student at Avon Park High School,said,There was nothing so exciting as the first time I went camping with my family. It was real quality family time. By adding the Swamp Hammock,families will have an inexpensive campground instead of having to go elsewhere. Will Bennett,another supporter of the project,said, e talk about how we grew up and how were getting away from our core values. When I grew up (in Highlands County) we had a swamp buggy that was built in the s. I drove out in the pastures. I have a son and today I cant take him riding or camping. Bennett added that research shows consumers spending on outdoor recreation is only passed by spending on medicines and motor vehicles and parts. The nation,he said,spends about $646 billion a year on outdoor recreation. This is a good project, Bennett said. Its great for the kids and good for the county.Problems and headaches for neighborsCritics focused on the impact a motor sport venue would have on the surrounding environment and whether the local neighborhood roads leading to Swamp Hammock c ould sustain the added traffic. C arl Cool,who had conducted an unofficial noise test at the request of his old friend Donald Skipper,said one of the problems was thes hape of the Swamp Hammock property,which is long and narrow three miles by 3/4s of a mile. Even placing noisy events in them iddle of the property would not stop the noise from traveling. The noise crosses to other properties,Cool said. Going across the prairie, theres nothing to soak up the sound. Cool said he measured the noise of a tractor and loud car. At 742 feet he registered 87 decibels; 84 at 861 feet. Sixty-five decibels is the typical daytime maximum in noise ordinances; 60 decibels at night. As important,speakers representing the Audubon Society and Save Our Creeks said,was protecting the headwaters of the near-by Fish Eating Creek,the wet lands on the property and the migrating and local wild life traveling through the area.Inconsistencies and detailsPaula House and Bart Allen,both attorneys, although working for different parties opposed to Swamp Hammock,said the main problem with altering the zoning designation is that the county zoning atlas would no longer be consistent with the countys comprehensive plan,something that is mandated by the state. Specific zoning problems were cited. For example,critics say that proposed car and tractor shows,auto displays and sales are expressly prohibited in agriculture districts; a raceway or outdoor shooting range requires a special exemption in an Industrial 2 zone; and four of the proposed activities go-carti ng,lawn mower racing,a swimming beach and the saleo f alcohol require Business 3 zoning. This is commercial activity and therefore not consistent with the comprehensivep lan. It could be turned over at circuit court. The point,Allen added, is this activity needs a better location.Snarled trafficT here were sharp divisions regarding the traffic issue, with local residents refusing to believe the results of a traffic survey conducted by the Swamp Hammock owners. The traffic engineer, employed by GMB Engineers and Planners,told the commission and audience that in order to not underestimate the traffic load,he tripled the number of peak hour vehicles,and increased background traffic by 50 percent. He said that even with these increased numbers his study showed the roads and intersections would handle the flow easily. Neighbors remained disbelieving and suspicious. The local roads,several people said,are narrow and winding. The last stretch is shell with no shoulders. Every immediate neighbor speaking Tuesday night predicted traffic jams,frustration and danger. Commissioner James Brooks summed up the conflict. Its about property rights,he said. The right to do what you want on your own property and the right to the peace and quiet of agricultural land. No vote was taken due to a technical legal matter,but Commissioner Ron Handley floated the idea of a temporary compromise,allowing Swamp Hammock a years probation to see if the expected problems arise. The matter will appear again before the commission on March 26 at 5 p.m. Pros, cons debated by crowd News-Sun Photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFELY All those who spoke at Tuesdays county commission public hearing on Swamp Hammock had to be sworn in. The audience spilled out into the lobby. C ontinued from page 1A Associated PressWEST POINT,N.Y. Gen. Norman S chwarzkopf,the no-nonsense Desert Storm commander famously nicknamed StorminNorman,will be buried at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His family and friends joined Kuwaiti o fficials,U.S. dignitaries,gray clad cadets and a detail of New Jersey state troopers for a memorial service in the academys gothic chapel Thursday afternoon. His remains were to be buried afterward at the cemeteryo n the grounds of the storied military institution. Schwarzkopf commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Husseins forces out of Kuwait in 1991. Hew as 78 when he died in Tampa on Dec. 27 of complications from pneumonia. Schwarzkopf graduated from West Point in 1956 and later served two tours inV ietnam,first as an adviser to South Vietnamese paratroops and later as a battali on commander in the U.S. Armys Americal Division. While many disillusioned career officers left the military after t he war,Schwarzkopf stayed to helped usher in institutional reforms. He was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampas MacDill Air Force Base in 1988. T he generals StorminNormannickname became popular in the lead-up to Operation Desert Storm,the six-week aerial campaign that climaxed with a massive ground offensive Feb. 24-28,1991. Iraqisw ere routed from Kuwait in 100 hours before U.S. officials called a halt. Schwarzkopf to be buried at West Point

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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS EDITORIAL& OPINION On Feb. 23,EMS vehicles became the focus of attention at DIS after a car driven by Kyle Larson went airborne, slammed into the catch fence and beganb reaking apart,sending debris,including a tire,into the stands. At least 28 s pectators were injured. The carnage in the stands cast a pall over the conclusion of the DRIVE4COPD 300 and left track officials scrambling to repair the damaged safety fence before the start of the 500. B ut a prompt emergency response aided by fans who assisted the injured m ay have helped prevent a tragic outcome. ... Now DIS officials will take a new look at fan safety. The catch fence pre-v ented a catastrophic incident,but the rain of debris unleashed by the violent crash should prompt a full safety review. That's what happened following a spectacular crash at TalladegaS uperspeedway in 2009. In the wake of that review new fencing was installed at Talladega before the 2010 season... It's not clear yet whether the fencing at DIS will need to be replaced or rein-f orced. But even a freakish accident in which fans are injured requires track officials to rethink safety precautions.F an safety obviously is the top priority for all racetracks. ... O nline: http://www.news-journalonline.com Fan safety is priority for all racetracks Aharrowing crash at the finish of the N ationwide Series race Feb. 23 nearly overshadowed the Daytona 500,but the stars aligned for NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway the following day as Jimmie Johnson won a last-lap showdown and Danica Patrick turned in a history-making performance. (Editor Note:A prior v ersion of this column was distributed by Cagle Cartoons in 2009. It is an excerpt from Tom Purcells new book,Comical Sense:A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! available at amazon.com) Im turning into my f ather. My father was born in 1933. He was a paperboy in the days when paperboys stood on city corners ands houted Extra! In my fathers home,the newspaper still is king. Heh as two delivered daily. He reads every inch of both. He does the crossword puz-z les in both,too with a pencil. ( Note to people under 25:A pencil is a small,yellow stick that leaves am ark when its tip is pressed against paper.) M y father knows that people can do crossword puzzles on their computers, tablets and smart phones but the idea is nutty to him.O nly an idiot would bring electronic equipment into t he bathroom. To be sure,my father has shunned the communica-t ions marvels of modern times. He uses my mothers c ell phone but only to avoid long-distance charges. H e has never sent or received e-mail. He never searches the Web. He uses the White Pages or Yellow Pages. ( Note to people under 35:The White and Yellow Pages are thick directories of people and businesses that are left at your dooro nce a year.) And there are two other t hings my father will never do:use Facebook orT witter. Facebook.com is a social-networking Web site where people post important updates for their elec-t ronic friends,such as detailed descriptions of what they had for breakfast. Twitter.com is similar to F acebook,except the descriptions are brief (140 characters or less):Ate oatmeal today.Was good. There certainly are upsides to these technologies. The Wall Street Journal reports that Twitter with its ability to rapid fire messages to millions can be a powerful communications tool. Sure,celebrities use it to update fans on their latest banalities,but emergency organizations are also using it to alert people during disasters. As for Facebook,it is surely helpful to stay-athome parents who are isolated from other adults. There is an upside to swapping personal information, even if it is over the Internet. Facebook has helped me locate and be located by friends I havent talked to for years. Some 300 million are using the tool; there is a good chance people from your past are using the site,too. Which brings us to the downside. Maybe there is a reason y our old friends and old girlfriends are old friends and old girlfriends. Maybe y ouve already told them everything you had to say with the exception ofw hat you just ate for breakfast. I was at a party recently where I was accused of being old Im 50 b ecause I have never drunk textedfriends (or o ld friends or girlfriends). (Note to people over 50: texting is when you press both thumbs against a miniature cell-phone key-p ad to bastardize the English language.) M y generation preferred to drunk e-mailold friends and girlfriends. Theg eneration before mine preferred to drunk phone c all.My fathers generation would drunk walk to the persons house and k nock on the door. In any event,recent reports suggest that people are tiring of technologyenabled social networking. C raig Kinsley,a professor of neuroscience at the University of Richmond, told the Associated Press why:humans crave contacta nd human interaction,but interaction over the I nternet is without substance. W hich brings us to my father. He hasnt wasted a moment on superficial online communications. Hei s doing just great in the real world of the White Pages,printed newspapers and books. (Note to people under 2 5:A book is a compact device in which words are printed on several pieces of paper; the paper is glued to a spine.) When my father wants to communicate,he approaches other human beings, usually my mother,and uses his voice. Sometimes he uses facial expressions to emphasize a point. I think hes on to something. Though Im beginning to use Twitter for useful and interesting updates and LinkedIn.com for business networking I dont use Facebook much anymore. I prefer to meet people for breakfast (and see firsthand what they're eating). Tom Purcell. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Facebook fatigue Guest Column T om Purcell 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. W e have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers,letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns,as well as an y other opinion piece are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. Carlisle is a different voice for councilEditor: I d like to take a moment to speak to the citizens of the city of Sebring. I have just received my absentee ballot to vote in the upcoming March election of two city council seats. What some of you might not be aware of is that for the past five years now I and my family have been fighting against the city of Sebring (and the county home and property rights, my material rights and my due process and civil rights. This case is still in the courts as I write this letter. The current and past sitting Sebring council voted unanimously to take away my real property,my material property,without just compensation when both federal and state laws say just compensation is what is supposed to happen when road widening or sidewalks that need to conform to ADA requirements are involved. In our little community,a corrupt Sebring government is not allowing this to happen and prefer to fill the citys lawyers pockets over its citizens. They are never addressing the actual wrongs they are creating,hoping it will disappear and be forgotten. Well,it wont by me and I hope others who can clearly see the wrongs being pressed upon the citizenry here will act. There is a Sebring citizen throwing in his hat to the election ring,as he has stated to me that he does not like what he has been seeing going on. He has sat on a local board as a volunteer for the city of Sebring and felt it time for a council change. His name is Lenard B. Carlisle Jr. and his name is on the ballot. I suggest to thec itizens to come out in mass and cast your vote this March 12 election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (early voting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 4-8). I also would like to ask that you make a strong statement to the current sitting Sebring council members seeking re-election and only marking the box next to Lenard B. Carlisle Jr.s name. We need to show our local government that we will not stand for any wrong doing to the people by using our vote and its powers. Your one vote does and can make a difference here in Sebring and in the coming years election. The same action should be taken until all current city council members who do not put its citizens first are removed from their positions. The only terrorists ve ever had to face in my life was my own current local corrupt government. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo SebringIs it in the double barred cross?Editor: I want to write some real history for you. But how and where to start? Let us start with President Jefferson, when he got $2,500 together for the Clark and Lewis expedition. The reason he sent them was not to find a way to the Pacific,it was to see if there was any Welch settlements along the way. As you may know,Lewis and Clark met in Ohio to begin their journey down the Ohio river to the Mississippi then up the Mississippi to the Missouri River.Along the way they found a land marker that was from theW elch. In the 6th century there was a group that used the cross of Lorraine,which is a doubled barred cross,in France. Then the muslims ran them out and persecuted them. Then they used the colors of red and white. Then the blue,red and white was their colors and the blue came from crossing the ocean. They followed the same route as Lewis and Clark. They met a tribe of natives called the Mandan Indians and when Lewis and Clark met them they were confounded that they spoke Welch. In 1929 two men dug up relics of lead with the date of 800 AD. That proved the Welch had long since been here. They were called the Knights Templure,aka Masons. When Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory for $15 million,the Welch had all ready staked the land. So when Lewis and Clark came back with the news,Lewis was a drunk. He was summoned to Washington or Virginia to see the president,but 70 miles south of Nashville, Tenn. on the Naches Trace he was shot twice. They said it was a suicide one shot was to his head and throuh his brain and skull,the second to the body. If he committed suicide why did he shoot himself in the body? There was pages missing from his journal. What were they? Proof that people had all ready staked the land? Then in Kentucky a stone was found that side of a hill with the same markings. It is called a stone and on show there. Now if there was Welch people that came here first, what does that do to Colonialism? Now I wish to speak of people asking why the gas is so high? Well touch on this. The Free masons and Knight Tempelureor used the red and white colors,right? Then when they crossed the sea,they used the blue. So let us now look at the EXXon sign. If you look at it,it has the cross of Lorraine on it a double barred cross then it is red and white with the blue bottom so does that mean that BP and oil is controlled by the free masons? It sure makes sense to me. Clarence Neeley Sebring 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com DAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com

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C M Y K e quipment or resolve other energy crises. To qualify for this program,the household must: Contain a person aged 6 0 years of age or older; Be responsible for paying their cooling/heating costs; Have an income not e xceeding 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines; and Have a past due energy bill or lack of access to ade-q uate means of heating or cooling. For assistance,contact NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Inc. at 382-2134. Elder Helpline offers support for manyThe West Central Florida Area Agency on AgingsE lder Helpline offers support for the growing numbers of c aregivers and their aging parents. The Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregiversb y helping callers make informed decisions about a vailable assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs ors ervices that can meet the needs of the older adult or c aregiver. For more information,call (800 (800w ww.AgingFlorida.com on the Internet.Lake Placid Mural Society needs volunteers If you like to meet new people,want to learn about the history of Lake Placida nd can offer 3.5 hours per week,the Lake Placid Mural Society could use some help. Greeters are need to work in the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Mural Gallery.Winter volun-t eers are welcome. For more information,call 6 99-0743.Recreation Club plans eventsS EBRING The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave.,will havea yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.t o 1 p.m. Saturday.Also Saturday,at 1:15 p.m. is Ice Cream Shuffleboard. For more information,call 385-2966.VFW Post 4300 plans fun bus tripSEBRING The Sebring VFW Post 4300 is planninga bus trip on Saturday.The bus will leave at 10 a.m. headed for Madeira Beach VFW where one can enjoy leisure shopping at Johns Pass and lunch at the Post. T hen head for The Matinee Dog Races. Admission and program will be included. The final stop in Largo will be Dees Den for ane vening meal before returning home around 7 p.m. Lots of fun and games and prizes on the bus,both coming and going,and lots ofg ood camaraderie to be had by all who attend. The proceeds from the trip will go to help Veterans In Need Fund. All for only $30 a person o n a first come first serve basis. See the lounge managers at the Post Home to sign up. Call Darlene Watkin at 314-9107 with questions.Fashion show benefits scholarship fundLAKE PLACID Kick U p Your HeelsFashion Show will benefit the GFWC L ake Placid Womans Club Scholarship Fund. The show will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid High School auditorium. Ticketsa re available. Call 633-8077.Ibanez Gardens hosts bridal fairL AKE PLACID Ibanez Gardens,412 Interlake B lvd.,is hosting a bridal fair and fashion show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.Thise vent is free to the public. Local businesses will showcase fashions,florists,catere rs,champagne and chocolate fountains,D.J. and m ore. See cruise wear and evening wear modeled by local young ladies.Fly-in breakfast movedAVON PARK The Avon Park Fly-in Drive-in breakfast has moved to Christ Lutheran Church,1320 State Road 64 East (Main Streeto ne-half mile past Avon Park High School,past the fourw ay stop sign. It is a new location,but the same menu and price. Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday.F resh pancakes,scrambled eggs,hash browns and sausage. Homemade breakfast casseroles and sticky buns as long as they last,$5f or one serving.Ballroom Dancers plan Saturday Night LiveLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will have a Saturday Night Livdance from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall,Eastside Christian Church. Music will be by Pete Ruano. Intermission will be a special event with a group of eighth-graders from H eartland Christian School showcasing their six-week ballroom dance learning experience,accompanied by their ballroom dance eti-q uette instructor,Debbie Cwalinski. Refreshments and door prizes; all are welcome. Soda and water available;a dmission is a $5 donation at the door. Fellowship hall is two miles east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27 at CVS.P roject Graduation benefits from saleLAKE PLACID Lake Placid High School ProjectG raduation 2013 will hold its annual rummage sale f rom 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge,l102 N. Main Ave. P roject Graduation is a celebration honoring the g raduates the night of their graduation with a night of fun in a drug and alcohol free environment. Also in March the group w ill have baked goodies and coffee for sale during the M arch 9 Morning Market at Stuart Park. Chilis Restaurant in Sebring isd oing a Give Back Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, M arch 10. Present a flyer or let the server know you are there for LPHS ProjectG raduation Give Back. A Golf Tournament FourMan Scramble is set for S aturday,March 23 at Placid Lakes Country Club. Golfers a nd sponsors are needed. Team Sponsor at $325 gives you a four-person team and a hole sponsorship sign. Hole Sponsorship is $100. Golfersp ay $65 each and includes green fees,cart and lunch. To register call Vicki Divietro at 441-0480 or email lphsprojectgraduation2013@gmail.com.YMCA offers Good Dog courseSEBRING Highlands County YMCA (100 YMCA Lane) will offer a winter dog obedience and behavioralm odification course Good Dog.The course is being offered to all citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have tob e a member of the YMCA to partake. This will be the last class until the fall. This is a six-week course that will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday.The class meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover and fully fenced to keep the owner and dog comfortable along with protection from natures elements. Good Dogis geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners,obedience a nd behavioral modifications. Upon completion of this course,you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog andh ave fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. S ome of the exercises to be instructed include:sit, down,stand,stay,come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to bea ddressed are geared towards each individual student,i.e., calm greetings,jumping, barking,biting and other problem-solving techniques. The AKC Canine GoodC itizen Test will be available for those wishing to obtain s aid certification at the end of the course. GSD (Gods Special Dog),Good Dogm ascot,will visit the class and help with their socializat ion training. The instructor has 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications. She has titled dogsi n AKC,Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs,Narcotics, T racking and Evidence Indication,Personal Protection,Therapy Dogsa nd Registered Service Dogs. P uppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited.T o pre-register,call 6559080.Heartland Harmonizers have show SaturdayAVON PARK The 11th annual Heartland Harmonizers BarbershopC horus and Quartet Show will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Florida State College Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door by calling 471-0706. T he Heartland Harmonizers,a chorus of 50 m en under the direction of Bob Thiel,will sing a collection of four-part harmony tunes in a show titled Through the Years,withm any memorable tunes. The show will feature an encore performance from the guest quartet Spanglish, plus several local chapterq uartets and special musical performances. The Sebring Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society was formed in 2001, primarily through the efforts of Sounds of Sebring. It began with a core group of 12 men and has grown steadily to its present size. Any man who likes to sing is invited to join them at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Chorus Room of Sebring High School on Kenilworth Boulevard. Each year a portion of the p roceeds from the annual show are donated to a designated charity.Maryland Day is SaturdaySEBRING The annual Maryland Day will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday atH omers Smorgasbord,1000 Sebring Square. Meet old friends,make new ones. Very informal. No charge except for the meal.E lder Affairs SHINE Program seeks volunteersTAMPA The Florida D epartment of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central F lorida Area Agency on Aging,invites you to join the award-winning SHINEt eam of volunteers. This program helps elders make i nformed decisions about Medicare,health insurance and prescription drug plans. SHINE volunteers provide individual counseling anda ssistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, M edicaid,Medicare plan choices,long-term care planning and prescription dis-c ount drug programs. Volunteers may also make e ducational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs,s enior fairs and other outreach and educational events. F or additional information about this exciting opportun ity to become a SHINE volunteer in Highlands,Hardee Hillsborough,Manatee and Polk counties,call the West Central Florida Area Agencyo n Aging at (813 ext. 5593.Skylarks Band plays at dance clubSEBRING The H ighlands Social Club will host the music of the S kylarks 10-piece band from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center,3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance to the music from the s,s,s and 70s. Snacks and sandwiches are available. Bring your own beverage. Admission is $5 for memb ers and $7 for non-members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone is welcome. For more information,call 386-0855.Team Lykes Relay plans saleLAKE PLACID Team Lykes will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid office,7 Lykes Road. Team Lykes is also selling raffle tickets for a half-day, two-person hog hunt. Tickets a re $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Contact Wendy Gervais at 465-4127 or Cheryl Henderson at (863 763-3041 for tickets. A ll proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Relay for Life-Lake Placid begins at 12 p.m. on April 6a t the Lake Placid High School football field. Each team will be selling food items,carnival games and cancer education materials.A mVets plans weekend eventsSEBRING AmVets Post 21,623 U.S. 27 South,willp lay Road Kill at 1 p.m. and Mega Soundz will do K araoke from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.Library shows Harry Potter movieThe Sebring Public Library,319 W.Center Ave., celebrates Downtown Sebrings Need for Speedm onth with a free Saturday afternoon movie showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stoneat 2 p.m. Saturday. F or information,call 4026716.12 Hours of Sebring Race Blood Drive setSEBRING March is race time in Sebring and b lood donors can be involved by saving lives and b eing entered into a chance to win race tickets. All blood donors at two blood drives today and Saturday will be entered into a chance to wint wo one-day super tickets to the 61st 12 Hours of Sebring March 13-16 at the Sebring International Speedway.All blood donors will also receive a free movie ticket. The blood mobile will be a t Alan Jay Chevrolet,441 U.S. 27 North,from noon to 6 p.m. today and at Chateau lan Hotel,150 Midway Drive,from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information a bout the 12 Hours of Sebring race go to http://www.sebringraceway.c om/12hr tickets.lasso. Blood donations profoundl y affect the lives of people in our community. In many cases,one donation could impact or even save the lives of three patients. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Go to www.floridasbloodcenters.org for more information and eligibility questions or call (888ATE (9366283). Mrs. ROBERT WARDA memorial service was held Feb. 23,2013,in Long Beach,Calif. for Mrs. Robert Lee Ward who died Nov. 29, 2012 at the age of 89 after a short bout with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ward and her son, Henry D. Sanders. Robert Lee had been a resident of Sebring,Fla. for more than 45 years,before moving to Long Beach,Calif. She is survived by two daughters,Catherine (Harvesta) Dickerson of Long Beach,Calif.,who was devoted and lovingly cared for her up until the time of her death,and Mary Alice (Thomas Sr.) Hulen of Avon Park,Fla.; three sons, Waymon (Petey of Sebring,Vander Burgess of Moultrie,Ga.,and Nathaniel Sanders of South Carolina; nine grandchildren,14 greatgrandchildren,her beloved four-legged companion Kickitand a host of friends and family. Death noticesDeonta Sheneeta Blackmon ,46,of Avon Park died Feb. 26,2013. Marions Community Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Curtis Charlie Moe Jones Jr. ,74,of Avon Park died Feb. 22,2013. Marions Community Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Merle Vasbinder of Sebring died Feb. 15,2013. The body was flown to Ohio for burial. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 00027962 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00027942 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page friday ads; 00027950 CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from page 2A OBITUARIES By GARY FINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Lottery officials told The Associated Press on Thursday that the state would join 42 others later this year in selling tickets to the Mega Millions game. Tickets will go on sale on May 15. The state already sells tickets to Powerball,another multistate game. It also has its own game called Florida Lotto. Lottery Secretary Cynthia OConnell contends that adding Mega Millions is a winning decisionbecause it will generate more money for education. The Florida Lottery prides itself on being responsive to our players and retailers,OConnell said in a statement. The addition of Mega Millions to our product mix is something they have requested for many years. A Mega Millions drawing last March,when three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot,remains the largest lottery payout of all time. Players choose six numbers in the game. In the past,lottery officials have resisted adding games because of fears it would erode the sales of existing games. Last summer the Florida Lottery wrapped up the most financially successful year in its history.The state-created lottery boosted its sales to $4.45 billion. Ward Florida to add Mega Millions game In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K By MARY MARGARET S TAIK Special to the News-SunSEBRING Island View Restaurant in Sun N Lake,S ebring,was the site of the seventh annual Military Ball. Doors opened at 5 p.m. witha social hour followed by a full evening of military cere-m onies. The event was cosponsored by the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc. and the Veterans Advisory Board. R ick Ingler,president of the Veterans Council,conducted the opening ceremony by first explaining the mission of the Veterans Council,a 501c not-for-profit organiz ation. The proceeds from the evening enabled the Veterans A ssistance Committee to add to their fund to support those veterans in need. The pro-g ram offers a one-time handup to a veteran who has suff ered a financial crisis. The council also manages a small food pantry. Barry Foster,Cohan Radio Group,gave the blessing oft he meal,while Fred Arbelo, commander of the Military O rder of the Purple Heart,led the pledge. The menu included a choice of prime rib,cor-n ish hen,or vegetarian lasagna. As the guests were g reeted,they were provided an opportunity memorialize the event with a photo,cour-t esy of Darrell Marsh. Ingler recognized the corporate sponsors for the e vening:Alan Jay Automotive Network,Cohan R adio Group,Delaney Family Investments,Shaner Family and Friends,Lykes Brothers,and Champion for Children Foundation ofH ighlands County. Two retired Marines, Master Gunnery Sergeants Gerry Harvey and Brenda Walton,volunteers for the Veteran Services Office,conducted the ceremonial toasts.T he Marines toasted to the fighting men and women,the c onstitution and country,and freedom. Harvey is the president of the Veterans Advisory Board,of which Walton is a member. T he cake cutting ceremony was explained by Walton,as a tradition with the marines. When the Military Ball was first introduced in HighlandsC ounty seven years ago,it was decided to bend tradition,and recognize all of the branches of the military, along with the all the soldiers and sailors air,land,and sea. The sword is used to slice the cake as a reminder that the veterans are a band of warriors,committed to carrying the sword,so that the nation may live free and in peace. Symbolically,the first piece of cake is given to the eldest veteran present,Robert Pio,a World War II veteran. Pio is a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart. The second slice of cake was given to Pio to pass to the youngest veteran present,representing the passing of knowledge and experi-e nce. The youngest veteran present was Danielle Jordon, 2 8,a recent veteran of the Gulf War. Several recognitions were p resented during the evening. Mike Hurley and Howard U mphress,Sun N Lakes Mens Golf Association, were presented with a certifi-c ate for the hard work and efforts in sponsoring a veterans golf tournament. They d onated the proceeds to the Veterans Assistance Fund. K athy Rapp,Highlands Republican Woman Network, was recognized for her Veterans Appreciation Program,whose proceedsw ere also donated to the Veterans Council. Jo Adamson,WAVES National president,also presented Rapp as the Non-Veteran of the Year Award. She chaired the Veterans AppreciationP rogram the last two years, and commissioned two oil p aintings that were auctioned to benefit the Veterans Council and its programs. Ida Jackson received a certificate of thanks on behalf ofh er husband,Andy Jackson. Andy Jackson,who passed away in January,was a veteran,served as attorney for the Veterans Council,and wasg uest speaker at many of the veteran programs. Gerry Harvey presented the coveted Veteran of the Year Award to Bert Marple, chair of the Veterans Assistance Fund. Marple and his wife Evelyn head up the Veterans Committee for the Sebring Elks. Together they visit the veterans of the assisted living facilities and nursing homes each week,as well as arranging for a Christmas party for them each year,held at the Sebring Elks complete with gifts and Santa. Harry Marsh,last years Veteran of the Year,presented the smallest unit on the Veterans Council the Unit of the Year Award. Accepting for the unit was ElizabethW addell,president of the WAVES Highlanders Unit 8 8. This small band of women veterans visits both Bay Pines and West Palm VAH ospitals,and the Fisher Houses,delivering lap robes, p ersonal hygiene items,and gifts for the holidays. They also support the Guide Dogsf or Heroes,Athena House for homeless women veterans in Tampa,and the newer H omeless Shelter for Veteran Women with Children,locate d in Palm Beach County. The band,Groovus,began its portion of the program by performing a patriotic medley that included recognizingt he POW/MIA table. The veterans were encouraged to stand as the song for their branch of the military was played. Following the patriotic introduction,the band continued to play tunes fromt he s,s,and s throughout the evening. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/1/13; 00027940 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 19,262a cre Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District (IMWID south and east of Lake Istokpoga and lies in theN orthern Everglades Indian Prairie Basin,ultimately draining to Lake Okeechobee. The Marsh District,a non-independents pecial benefit district of the Highlands County Board of County Commission,consists mainly of improved pastures,citrus groves,caladium fields,sod farms,n ursery operations,winter vegetables and unimproved p astures. Irrigation for these crops originates in canals fromL ake Istokpoga,and groundwater wells. The e xisting drainage system was constructed in the 1960s,and the limited water quality treatment and flood attenuation within IMWIDi s no longer sufficient to meet current water quality r egulations for Lake Okeechobee. State water quality guidelines have ledt o the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads to r educe the levels of the nutrient phosphorus in surface water that flows toL ake Okeechobee. For years,IMWID has worked with the South F lorida Water Management District (SFWMDthe F lorida Department of Environmental Protection (DEPHighlands Soil and Water Conservation District,the Highlands County Board of County Commission (HCBCCt he Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in an effort to address the problem of phosphorus levels inw ater that is discharged from the Marsh District. Property was purchased in 2009 and 2010 to house above ground impound-m ents. Once the projects full 1,200-acre compliment of surface water storage isc omplete,it is designed to capture excess stormwater that will result in reducingw ater discharge by an expected 60 percent,and in r educing phosphorus loads to Lake Okeechobee by 70 percent. O n Feb. 22,the DEP and SFWMD,at a kick-off m eeting to initiate the Basin Management Action Plan for the Lake Okeechobee watershed,committed a total of $6 million to theI stokpoga Marsh Watershed Water Quality Improvement P roject. Permitting and construction design have begun on the first phase of thep roject,involving construction of an above ground i mpoundment to collect stormwater on a 308-acre parcel; this water will then b e released back to the Marsh Districts system of canals for irrigation. Reusing the water will satisfy irrigation demands whiler educing the amount of phosphorus that ends up in Lake Okeechobee. Many agencies have worked together to maket his project a reality. SFWMD and FDACS, through a cooperative agreement with the IMWID, funded the purchase of twop arcels of land totaling about 700 acres for location of two above ground impoundments. IMWID and the HCBCCs Parks andN atural Resources staff worked with local landowners and the agencies to iden-t ify and acquire these parcels. With this commitment,the process of permit-t ing,design and construction of the first impoundm ent can be completed, helping to improve water quality in LakeO keechobee. Drew Bartlett,director of D EPs Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration,stated, Lake Okeechobee is a state treasure. We will do every-t hing we can,working with the many dedicated local s takeholders,to promote innovative thinking and creative solutions that expediter estoration. I am particularly pleased to continue our p artnership with the Istokpoga Marsh Water Improvement District and H ighlands County,which continue to invest time and money toward the success of the Istokpoga project and the rest of the hard worka head. Istokpoga Marsh Watershed project receives $6 million M ilitary Ball held at Island View Courtesy photoD anielle Jordon, a recent veteran of the Gulf War, accepts a piece of cake from Robert Pio, a World War II veteran, duri ng the cake cutting ceremony at the seventh annual Military Ball. Jordon was the youngest veteran present at the event; Pio, the oldest. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressTITUSVILLE Eight members of the Titusville High School baseball team must perform community service before they can play again after making an afterhours version of the Harlem Shakdance on campus. Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/13ow k3d ) reported Thursday a video of the baseball players version of the dance sensation got nearly 700 views on YouTube before it was taken down. Brevard Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Irwin says the students were engaged in inappropriate gestures while wearing portions of their baseball uniforms. Some students who learned of the suspensions took to Twitter and other social media,demanding the players be allowed to return to the team. The coach later told parents the players could return after completing a round of community service. Thell also have cleanup duty after games and additional physical training. Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne), http://www.floridatoday.com Florida baseball players punished for Harlem Shake

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C M Y K between $1,000 and $1,500 a month on dance. It is i mpossible for most of the parents to do that nowadays, so I decided that I wanted to do something here to give the kids a chance to dancea nd the opportunity to learn,Shattenberg said. The petite instructors passion for dance is so fierce that she does notc harge a weekly or monthly fee for the students to participate. Parents are asked, however,to purchase dance shoes for students. Shattenberg continues toh old fundraisers to offset the costs of dance shoes and a llows those who can not afford shoes to participate without them. I try to do as much as I can to help out ... Dance has always been a big,positive p art of my life. Growing up, when something bad was going on or when I was stressed Id just dance and I would feel better. Kids todayd ont always have the confidence like I did growing up; its something a lot of them are lacking. Im trying to build that confidence andt his gives them something to look forward to and something to do every week, Shattenberg said. Shattenberg knows that r unning a non-profit is real work and has heard a tiny amount of skepticism abouth aving a no-charge dance instruction,but she pays it no mind. Shattenberg enjoyst he freedom of dance and the hassle-free method of a noc ost studio. I love to dance. Im not in it for the money, Shattenberg said. U nions Rhythm dance instruction is held from 58:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Dancers aged 4-17 are given hands-on instruction in theg enres of tap,jazz,ballet and hip-hop. Currently,due to the high volume of students,there isa waiting list for the classes. I didnt want to have to close the doors on anyone,it just became so overwhelming,but the kids love it. It has been 100 percent posi-t ive feedback and I get more and more girls coming to sign up every week,S hattenberg said. For more information or to be placed on the UnionC hurch Unions Rhythm dance instruction waiting list c ontact Berlin at 443-6267 or Shattenberg at 873-1912. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 7A SFCC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 00027047 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp care rhr top only; 00027966 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black plus three; tv p/u; 00028024 the couples children poured in from all over the world. I cant ask for a better community than Hazel G reen,Mary said. Jesses family gave me a lot of support,as well as friends fromK ansas,Kentucky,New Hampshire,Japan,Korea and the community here ... I c ant even say enough words. T he last time Mary spoke to her husband was three days before he died. It was also her mothers birthday, and Jesse wanted to know ifs he was enjoying her new house in the Philippines, w hich the soldier helped pay for with a portion of his salary. The last words (he said to) me were hey honey,tell y our mom happy birthday for me,Mary said. When Mary visited Jesses g rave in the same cemetery where his grandfather is buried,she noticed a for s alesign in the window of the house the couple once a dmired. She decided to buy it. e get a lot of snow in the winter,but in summertime,the fall,or the spring,m y kids drive their little smart cars and go visit, M ary said. I can even hear them yelling ... Daddy, were here. A s Mary Grindey and her children mark a new point of b eginning,they are comforted to know that Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey,who spentm any years putting out fires at home and abroad,is always right across the s treet. T o find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators S yndicate website at www.creators.com. C ontinued from page 2A Comfort comes from being close D evelopment and Institutional Effectiveness,Daytona State College,Daytona Beach; Paul D. Nagy,special assistant to the president,S trategic Planning and Analysis,Hillsborough C ommunity College, Tampa; Carlisle B. Rathburn III,president,Texas A&M University-T exarkana,Texarkana, Texas; Cheryl L. ThompsonStacy,president,Lord Fairfax CommunityC ollege,Middletown, Va.; Rhonda Richards Tracy,senior vice president for Academic Affairs,West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Parkersburg,W.Va.; and Allen A. Witt,campus president, Hillsborough Community College,Ruskin. Each of the 12 candidates will be asked to submit a 10-minute video addressing at least three questions pertinent to the presidential position and to SFSCs future. The videos will be made available to Screening Committee members on Friday,March 8. At its meeting on March 19,the committee will narrow candidates to four or five finalists and present their names to the SFSC District Board of Trustees,who will choose the next president of SFSC. President Norman L. Stephens Jr.,who has served SFSC since 2002, retires from the college on June 30,2013. Continued from page 1A Soon there will be five Kids learn art of dance Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Gabriella Martens and little sister Chloe Martens are all smiles Tuesday evening during Unions Rhythm dance class i n Avon Park. By RAY HENRY A ssociated PressATLANTA A utility s ays a first-of-its-kind nuclear plant under construction in eastern Georgia will go over budget. A tlanta-based Southern Co. said Thursday that finishing Plant Vogtle (VOH-gohl) will now cost an estimated $6.85b illion,up from $6.11 billion. The firm also moved b ack the completion dates for the massive project. While the two reactors att he plant were supposed to start producing power i n April 2016 and April 2017,those dates have now shifted to late 2017a nd late 2018. Utility officials say c ompleting the nuclear plant remains cheaper than the alternatives. Georgias Public Service Commission mustu ltimately decide whether to approve the new budge t. New nuclear plant in Georgia over budget

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF T HE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER FIRE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Fire and Environmental Safety. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Fire and Environmental Safety. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Fire and Environmental Safety are amended as follows: (1 years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 isfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: Verification of training or experience in interpreting construction drawings and design specifications. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b tions 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A CLASSROOM TEACHING ASSISTANT (CTA NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Classroom Teaching Assistant (CTA The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, S ebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Classroom Teaching Assistant. A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications of the job description is as follows: Valid State of Florida Educators certificate or Florida Department of Education Statement of Status of Eligibility. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: GC-12-000936 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. WALTON PEART; SHEENA PEART; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SHEENA PEART 704 W. OAK LANE STREET AVON PARK, FL 33825 OR 1404 N. TROPICAL AVENUE AVON PARK, FL 33825 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown person or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 7, OF OAK LANE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sujata J. Patel, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 20th day of February, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. 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, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 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. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 12-1182 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiffs, vs. JAI K. BAHADUR and GAYATRI D. BAHADUR, Husband and Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisess, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against JAI K. BAHADUR and GAYATRI D. BAHADUR, and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: JAI K. BAHADUR, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisess, grantees, credi-t ors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against JAI K. BAHADUR, and all claimants under any of such party; 216 Jet Way NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: The Property: 3015 Brunns Road, Sebring, FL 33872 That portion of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 34 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the said East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 35; run thence North along the East line of said East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 35, a distance of 138.00 feet; run thence West and parallel to the south line of said East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section a distance of 230.00 feet; run thence South and parallel to the aforesaid East line a distance of 138.00 feet to the south line of the said East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southe ast Quarter of said Section 35; run thence East and long the aforesaid south line a distance of 230.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT Brunns Road and State Road No. 634 a/k/a Highlands Hammock Road. Also known as: Tract 1 of WALLACE STEVENS UNRECORDED. Together with: 1973 Mana Mobile Home, ID#0639689386DT, Title #6129543. Parcel Identification Number: C-35-34-28-030-0000-0010 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before March 19, 2013; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 7th day of February, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (8637 prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. February 22; March 1, 2013 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 13-163 Judge: Langford GUARANTEED HOME REPAIRS, INC., A Florida Corporation Plaintiff(s -vs.JOSEPH THOMAS JANKOVIC Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: Joseph Thomas Jankovic, and unknown spouse if married Residence and Address Unknown Last Known Address 124 Spring Garden Rd. Sebring, FL 33872 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit:A Portion of replat per Plat Book 4, Page 3, also known as: Lot 29, and Northerly 2 of Lot 30, abutting Lot 20, Block 291, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 24 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before April 3, 2013, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on February 21, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-001145 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, PLAINTIFF, VS. DENISE R. BENOIT, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF ACTION To: Denise R. Benoit RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4602 Del Rio Ln, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 28 AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 29, BLOCK 30, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 13-13 Judge: Langford PEAVY FAMILY INVESTMENTS, LLC Plaintiff(s -vs.PATSIE DENTON, FREDRICK ALLEN, JACOBSON AUCTION COMPANY, INC. a Florida Corporation and CARLSON FAMILY, LLC Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: Patsie Denton Residence and Address Unknown Last Known Address 141 Falon Ave Elmont, NY 11003 Fredrick Allen Residence and Address Unknown Last Known Address 141 Falon Ave Elmont, NY 11003 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: A portion of Section 17, Township 39 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 17; thence South 00 degrees 05'41'' East along the West line of said Section 17 a distance of 1306.55 feet; thence North 89 degrees 12'20'' East a distance of 585.52 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 12'20'' East a distance of 335.50 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28'29'' East a distance of 1308.63 feet to a point o n the South line of the North half of said Section 17; thence South 89 degrees 31'01'' West along the South line of the North half of said Section 17 a distance of 335.50 feet; thence North 00 degrees 28'59'' West a distance of 1306.81 feet to the Point of Beginning Also known as Lot 10, Sunset Acres Unrecorded. Together with a 50 foot wide easement for ingress and egress being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 17; thence South 00 degrees 05'41'' East along the West line of said Section 17, a distance of 1256.55 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 89 degrees 12'20'' East a distance of 4865.27 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 05 degrees 09'31'' West along the Westerly right-of-way of U.S. Highway No. 27 a distance of 50.27 feet; thence South 89 degrees 12'20'' West a distance of 4860.66 feet; thence North 00 degrees 05'41'' West a distance of 50.00 feet to Point of Beginning. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before April 3, 2013, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on February 21, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000826 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. JOANNE MAPLES, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000826 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and JOANNE MAPLES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A CPREY LEAL are the Defendant(s The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on June 28, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to w it: LOT 32, BLOCK 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of February, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please c ontact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-1151-GCS SECTION NO. 10 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. EDMUND L. RISCH; LUITA M. RISCH; REINHARD H. STADELBAUER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REINHARD H. STADELBAUER; JENNIFER RISCH F/K/A JENNIFER L. STADELBAUER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER RISCH F/K/A JENNIFER L. STADELBAUER; 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. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: REINHARD H. STADELBAUER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REINHARD H. STADELBAUER; JENNIFER RISCH F/K/A JENNIFER L. STADELBAUER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER RISCH F/K/A JENNIFER L. STADELBAUER 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: Lot 18, Block 17, OAK BEACH COLONY, FIRST ADDITION, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 7, Page 26, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. ADDRESS: 2350 Preston Ave., Sebring, FL 33875-6478 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 April 2, 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: February 18, 2013. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp 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 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. March 1, 8, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-886-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH E. CALHOUN, JR., CHRISTINE R. CALHOUN, BILLY JOE CALHOUN, and MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION AS TO BILLY JOE CALHOUN PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Highlands Independent Bank, (the ``Plaintiff'' undersigned attorneys, filed a complaint (the ``Complaint'') in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. 1. In the Complaint, the Plaintiff seeks relief a gainst defendants, Billy Joe Calhoun, (collectively, the ``Defendant''). 2. This is an action for damages in excess of $15,000.00. The Complaint alleges damages resulting from the default of certain Loan Documents, as more fully described in the Complaint, including, but not limited to, a Promissory Note and a Mortgage, and seeks foreclosure of real property, as more fully described below. 3. This action is pending in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. 4. The real property is located at 1874 Washington Boulevard NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852, and is more fully described as: A portion of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 17, Township 35 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida and being also a Portion of Government Lot 9, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the NW Corner of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 17; thence North 89 degrees 19'19'' East along the North Line of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 17 a distance of 220.95 feet. Thence South 0 degrees 27'14'' East a distance of 678.04 feet to a point on the South Line of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 17, thence South 89 degrees 14'32'' West along the South Line of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 17 a distance of 221.10 feet to the SW corner of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 17, thence North 0 degrees 26'29'' West along the West line of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 17 a distance of 678.35' to the Point of Beginning. 5. The Defendant is required to file written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy within thirty (30 tion of this Notice on John A. Anthony, Esq., Anthony & Partners, LLC, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2800, Tampa, Florida 33602, attorney for the Plaintiff, Highlands Independent Bank. DATED on February 20, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE A s Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 1050L egals 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. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 1, 2013Page 9A NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A SUPERVISOR TRANSPORTATION AREA (AVON PARK, LAKE PLACID AND SEBRING) AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Supervisor Transportation Area (Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring). The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Supervisor Transportation Area (Avon Park, Lake Placid and S ebring). A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications of the job description is as follows: Physical Ability: Ability to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b tion of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida bet ween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 N OTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER TRANSPORTATION GARAGE AND N OTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Transportation Garage. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Transportation Garage. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 isfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 perform essential functions and tasks which may i nclude lifting up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing: a. Dexterity: Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements that involve moderate manual dexterity and demonstrate a mastery of the particular tools, equipment, material, and techniques of the automotive repair trade. b. Environmental Factors: Ability to perform tasks in an environment that may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, compressed air sources or toxic agents; ability to perform tasks that require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odors, and depths. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. T he School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 qualifications is as follows: Associates degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 satisfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b tion of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs o r prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Transportation Operations. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Transportation Operations. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER MIS NETWORK AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager MIS Network. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager MIS Network. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager MIS Network are amended as follows: (1 college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 mathematics testing as administered by approved outsourced vendor with a minimum score of 80%. (3 exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (10-50 quirements: Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination; many tasks require oral communication ability. b. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk potential exposure to electrical currents when servicing systems. The following additional desired qualifications are removed: (1 Minimum of two (2 network software support with appropriate supervision. (22 installing and maintaining microcomputer systems application software. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF T HE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER MIS COMPUTER REPAIR AND INSTALLATION AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager MIS Computer Repair and Installation. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager MIS Computer Repair and Installation. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as f ollows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 quiring physical strength and endurance, to include lifting 80 pounds, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: 1. Knowledge of data processing concepts and computer operations either by experience or formal education. 2. Verification of experience operating several types of computer equipment and local area networks as well as a proven ability to deal with user problems and needs. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in s ignificant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER MAINTENANCE, HEALTH AND CASUALTY SAFETY AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Maintenance, Health and Casualty Safety. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Maintenance, Health and Casualty Safety. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Maintenance, Health and Casualty Safety are amended as follows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 quiring physical strength and endurance, to include lifting up to 100 pounds, bending, stooping, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling. The following additional desired qualification is removed: (1 computer operations either from experience or education. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES, RECRUITMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Human Resources, Recruitment & Professional Development. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Human Resources, Recruitment & Professional Development. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educat ional institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally a nd/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b stitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie ScobeyS ebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary F ebruary 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Food & Nutrition Services Department. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Food & Nutrition Services Department. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 of college credit/equivalent from an accredited e ducational institution; or five (5 tory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 form essential functions which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b tion of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative app roaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing t he proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER FINANCE, STAFF AND STUDENT DATABASES AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Finance, Staff and Student D atabases. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Finance, Staff and Student Databases. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Finance, Staff and Student Databases are amended as follows: (1 ates degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 cal Ability: Ability to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required; may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station: a. Dexterity: Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements. b. Sensory: Ability to perceive and discriminate sounds; some tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. c. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, s uch as noise extremes, electric currents, or bright or dim lights. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: (1 Minimum of five (5 ment. (27 experience with Finance and/or Human Resources and/or student databases. (35 years of working experience with a report writing tool. (4 sequel/SQL statements. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b tion of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estim ated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF T HE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING INSPECTOR AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Construction/Building Inspector. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Construction/Building Inspector. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Construction/Building Inspector are amended as follows: (1 years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 isfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 required by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: 1. Bachelors degree in Building Construction, Architecture, or Engineering from an accredited educational institution preferred. 2. Verification of training or experience in interpreting construction drawings and design specifications. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER ACCOUNTING AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Manager Accounting. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Accounting. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b stitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES MANAGER/AREA SUPERVISOR AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Food and Nutrition Services Manager/Area Supervisor. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Food and Nutrition Services Manager/Area Supervisor. A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: Physical Ability: Lift 30 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 20 pounds; reach, stretch, bend, stoop or kneel to handle, lift or move objects from floor level; walk or stand for periods of four (4 ous hours. a. Environmental Factors: Ability to work in a noisy, hot, humid environment and a fast-paced work place that contains hazardous equipment, supplies and situations. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A DATABASE(S AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is creating a new job description for a Database(s The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of this notice is to create a new job description for a Database(s mary of the proposed new job description is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Database(s1 degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 priate/relevant area of experience. (2 tency in reading and mathematics testing as administered by an approved outsourced vendor with a minimum score of 80%. (3 a nce of criminal history records check and drug screening. (4 essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necess ary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required; may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station: a. Dexterity: Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements. b. Sensory: Ability to perceive and discriminate sounds; some tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. c. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as noise extremes, electric currents, or bright or dim lights. Additional desired qualifications: (1 from an accredited educational institution preferred. (25 perience with Finance and/or Human Resources databases. (33 ing experience with a report writing tool. (4 termediate proficiency in writing a sequal/SQL statement. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not re-s ult in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES SCHOOL CAFETERIA MANAGER AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for a Food & Nutrition Services School Cafeteria Manager. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Food & Nutrition Services School Cafeteria Manager. A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: Physical Ability: Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; ability to reach, stretch, bend, stoop or kneel to handle, lift or move objects from floor level to 6 feet above floor level; walk or stand for periods of four continuous hours. a. Environmental Factors: Ability to work under the following environmental conditions: a. Subject to inside environmental conditions where there is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. b. Subject to extreme cold; temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. c. Subject to extreme heat; temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. d. Subject to noise; sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. E. Subject to hazards; includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, and exposure to high heat or chemicals. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR AN ACCOUNTANT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is amending the job description for an Accountant. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for an Accountant. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 formance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 matics testing as administered by an approved outsourced vendor with a minimum score of 80%. (3 sential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(bs titution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 24, 2013 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunWednesday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-43 IN RE: ESTATE OF ESTHER M. BROWN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ESTHER M. BROWN, deceased, whose date of death was September 4, 2012, and whose Probate File Number PC-13-43, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the mailing address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 the decedent's estate must file their claims with this IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-503 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSA SIMMONS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSA SIMMONS, deceased, whose date of death was June 2, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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. A ll 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 March 1, 2013. Personal Representatives: /s/ Margaret Simmons 400 Hill Street Mahopac, New York 10541 /s/ Everlena Simmons 112 Compass Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com March 1, 8, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-223 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOIS ADKINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOIS ADKINS, deceased, whose date of death was January 28, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., 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 pers ons 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 N OTICE 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 March 1, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Kenneth Adkins, Jr. 9318 Hilgard Las Vegas, NV 89178 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com March 1, 8, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-275 GCS JAMES E. TOMPKINS & LOUISE B. TOMPKINS, Plaintiffs, -vsRICHARD A. GILLMOR, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: Lot 843, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION D, according to the map or plat thereof recroded in Plat Book 8, Page 14, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. PARCEL 2: Lots 8, 9, 10 and 11, in Block 13, of HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION F, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 95, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. P ARCEL 3: Lot 2, Block A, Clearview Terrace, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 42, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2008 A.M. on the 25th day of March, 2013. NOTICE: 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 SIGNED this 26th day of February, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2013 1050L egalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 1, 2013Page 11A 2000 NISSANALTIMA GLE, 4DR., Cold A/C. Power seats & steering, Sunroof, Leather, Alloy Wheels & New Tires Very Clean & Reliable. Asking $4300 obo. 863-465-1713 of 863-465-9100 2000 FORDEXPLORER V-8 5.0 XLP White, Sunroof, Stock Tint, Leather Interior, Tow Package, Good A/C & Heat, CD/AM/FM. $2500 obo. 863-212-2413 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationEXERCISE BIKENew, used 1 hr. Cost $296. Will sell for $175. Also a 3 wheel Bicycle $150. 1-877-243-2823-863-385-6007. 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation THREE FEMALEpuppies ready to go to a new home today! Each have already had their shots and their first well check-up and will come with a health certificate. The mother is a purebred Boston Terrier and the father a purebred Dachshund. Both parents are in the process of becoming CKC registered. These puppies are one of a kind! We have one tan and white, one brindle, and one black and white remaining. The last picture is of the parents. $200.00 863-253-9407NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING WOODHAVENESTATES SPRING FAIR. Fri. March 1st. 8 12. 2122 Jacaranda Way off Bruns Rd. Crafts, Rummage sale, raffle, bake sale & misc. SEBRING SAT.Sun. 7 ?. 3704 King Dr. Multi-Family Sale! Modern living room furn., toddler bed, baby & toddler clothes & toys, JR. size dresses, jeans, tops. TV & surround system, microwave & much more! SEBRING RECREATIONCLUB H UGE ANNUAL YARD SALE. 333 Pomegranate Ave,behind Sebring Police station. Fri-Sat, Mar 1-2, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm. Clothing, decor, furniture, hardware, electronics. This is an exceptional sale! Something for Everyone! SEBRING HILLS* ESTATE SALE 318 Loon Ave., 33872, Mar. 1-2-3, Fri-Sat-Sun, 8AM-4PM. Hand-made, vintage quilts and rugs w/ very fine workmanship. Early American tables, matched bookcases, clean sleep sofa, recliners. Patio set, bar stools, round card table & 2 chairs, dbl. bed in good cond., desks, tall lingerie chest, 5 drawer chest, generator, gas hedge trimmer, weed eater, gas & elec. chain saws, pressure washer, bench saw w/ stand, power tools, lots of hand tools, elec. plane, ext. cords, portable Bernina sewing machine, Oreck XL Vacuum, portable Oreck, working slide projector / screen, one Hull Art vase, amberina glasses, ruby berry set, vintage photos, books, cookbooks, Corelle, stone ware & china, Corning bake ware, Revere ware, vintage cut & etched, crystal stemware, new coffee pot. Silverplate for eight, small Magic Chef chest freezer. Nice, clean griddle & elec. fry pan, microwave, roasters, bread box, juicers, tumblers, blankets, linens, 2 sets new Egypt. cotton sheets (one still in pkg. shop vac, pocket knives, grill, wheel barrow, red bricks. Sunday 1/2 price day, No early sales please. Donna Collins Estate Sales www.estatesales.net SEBRING GARDENSRV PARK 1920 Brunns Rd. off Hammock Rd. Annual Yard & Bake Sale, Fri Mar. 1, 8-1 at Clubhouse & Other locations in park. Misc.Household items. Coffee/Donuts Hotdogs/ Sloppy-Joe's/ Drinks. Homemade Baked Goods 4 sale! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 7 4pm. 234 Swan Dr. Buttonwood Bay. No Early Birds Please! SEBRING FALLSAnnual Garage/Bake Sale "Sebring Falls" MHP Sat. Mar. 2nd, 8AM till noon. All kinds of items, electrical, linens, furniture, books, puzzles, glassware. Bake sale and concessions. Everyone welcome! SEBRING 1Day Storage Unit Sale, AAA Storage! All items must go! Sat. 3/2 8 12 ONLY! 11011 Twitty Rd. SEBRING *WOMAN'S CLUB FLEA MARKET Mar. 1st. & 2nd.. 8 12pm. Furn., Small appliances, Clothing, Jewelry, Electronics, Decorations & Bake Sale. 4260 Lakeview Dr., across from Veterans Beach. SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 1109 Lake Sebring Dr., Fri & Sat, Mar. 1 & 2, 7am 3pm. Kitchen ware, Knick Knacks, Toys, Clothine ( adult thru children's). Too Much To List! SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 1 Day only 1720 Dahlia Ter.,(off Lakewood Rd.,-colorful signs) Mar. 2, 8am-? Household items, Sm. appliances, Baby Stuff. Something For Everyone!! S EBRING *HUGE WAREHOUSE SALE* Outside at 4470 US Hwy. 27 S., Sat. Mar. 2nd, 9am 4pm. Lots of Misc. household items, Too Much To List / Something For Everyone! SEBRING *Community Treasure Sale Whisper Lake Mobile Home Park at Clubhouse, 1429 Whisper Lk. Blvd., Mar. 2nd, 8am 12pm., Bake Sale, Also available, Coffee / Sweet Tea Lemonade & Goodies SEBRING 1529Pasadena Ave., Fri Sat Sun., Mar 1-2-3, 9am 1pm. TV's, Household items, Clothing, Toys. Too Much To List! LORIDA -Church of God of Prophecy 1808 US HWY 98 Fri & Sat, Mar. 1 & 2 8am-? Sat. 11am serving BBQ Ribs & chicken plus swamp cabbage. Dinners $7. Baked goods, homemade jellies, Knick Knacks & misc. More! GIANT YARDSALE At Storage Facility. Sat. 3/2 8-4pm. Household,Furn.,Tools, Appliances, New & Vintage Jewelry. 1866 South Wilburn Dr. Located off US 27, Across from College, Towards Reflections. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACIDSat. March 2nd. 8 1pm. 7 Lykes Rd. Team Lykes benefiting Relay For Life. Household, clothes, children's items, a little bit of everything including Bake Sale Items! Also raffle tickets for a 1/2 day 2 person Hog Hunt. LAKE PLACID* MULTI FAMILY SALE 134 Deanna Dr. (Oak Island)) Sat. Mar. 2nd., 8am 1pm. Furn., Clothing, Home decor, Household items, Kitchen Items. Too Much To List! AVON PARKLAKES Fri. & Sun. 9 4pm. 2760 N. Tyler Rd. Lots of misc. Something for Everyone! AVON PARKFri. 8 3pm & Sat. 8 ?. 29 E. Walnut St. Antiques, collectibles, depression glass, furn., dolls & more. AVON PARKBIG SALE! 2-Family, 416 W. State St, (between Waldron & Central) Fri-Sat, Mar. 1st & 2nd, 8am-3pm. Lots of misc. items! 7320Garage &Yard Sales UPRIGHT VACUUMCompletely reconditioned with a 30 Day Guarantee. $20. 863-402-2285 RV SURGEPROTECTOR-50 amps, RV Elect. Model PLM-50. Excel. cond., no longer need-$90. Call 863-991-5806 REFRIGERATOR HOTPOINT,white. 18.2 cu. ft. Works good. $75.00 Call 863-465-2425 RECLINER LA-Z-BOY.$75. Call 863-465-2425 RADIANT HEATERCream color. $20. Call 313-819-4212 OAK DESK/ OLD / 36" X 60" 6 Drawers & 2 Sliding Pullouts. Good Condition. $50. 863-402-2285 NEW FACTORYbed extender for Ford F-150 Pickup. New cost of $200. Will sell for $25. 863-453-7027 MICROWAVE -New Still In Box. $ 25. 863-8731101 M ETAL BED,Head & Foot board & Hollywood Frame. 76" wide, White. $20. 863-402-2285 LOUNGE CHAIRS(2 $40. 863-458-2047 LEATHER OTTOMANS(2 Condition. $100. KITCHEN TABLE(Round Good Condition. $20. 863-458-2047 BICYCLE MEN'SRoadmaster, chromium edition. Shimano index system. Teal. Road once, 15 peed. $15. 313-819-4212 SWEEPER /Dirt Devil / Dynamite Bagless / Quick Vac / Adjustable Handle / Used 3 times. Like New! $22. 863-453-7027 7310Bargain BuysWAGON *AGRI FAB H.D.2000 (4 wheeled max., 61" long X 37" wide w/ 14" high sides, Removable tailgate. Very Nice! $225.00. Phone 863-453-7027 7300MiscellaneousP IANO -ELBRIDGE WITH BENCH $450 OBO. CALL 863-658-2673 7260MusicalMerchandiseESTATE SALE:March 1st, 2nd & 3rd from 8 4, 2310 Puffin Street. Direct.: Hammock to Heron to Condor; Furn., b aby items, clothes for children/adults, military apparel/ items, tools, household items, toys and much more! Everything must go, great deals OBO! 7030Estate Sales 7000 M erchandiseLAKE PLACIDCommercial Building Available for Rent. Lg. units w/16' ceilings, power & water avail. Located on 621 South. Call 863-243-2685 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. RENTED!!!!!! AVON PARKNice 2BR/2BA House. No pets. $700/mo. Deposit required. Sorry Rented! 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 NORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S paid, you pay electric. No pets, 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $380 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsP LACID LAKESVery Nice Studio Apartment at 109 Golf Villas CT NW right next to the Country Club. Furnished, full size bed, microwave, toaster oven, tile floors, shared coin laundry, pool, no smoke, no pets. Incl. elec. & water. Only $425/mo. + $350 sec. Call or email Chuck. 863-840-1002 chuckmielke@embarqmail.com 6150FurnishedApartmentsAVON PARKBeautiful Lake View. 2BR/1BA. Includes Water & Garbage. Washer & Dryer connection. Safe neighborhood. Dead End St. Pets allowed. No Pitt Bulls. $450 + Deposit. 863-453-4914 or 863-414-2871 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING RENTTO OWN 2/2 All Appliances, D/W, Washer/Dryer & Carport. 4526 Ferdinand. $1000 damage deposit, $600/mo. 863-446-2414 LAKE PLACID/ Sebring DW Mobile Home 2BR/ 2BA, Central A/C/Heat. Screened porch, Carport. W/D hook up. Large lawn, quiet area. No pets. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent 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 2005MOBILE HOME 2/2 & Own Lot. Never lived in. $39,900. Owner financing. 863-385-9134 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 w/ new water pipes, Lg. Shed. Clean! 2236 Whispering Pines Dr., Sebring. Asking $22,000. 863-402-2449. A VON PARK55+. 12 x 48 Mobile Home, 1BR/1BA w/Florida Room, Front porch, Carport. Sewer/Water & Garbage incl. $5500. 863-221-2447 5050Mobile HomesF or Sale 5000 Mobile HomesOPEN HOUSE Waterfront Homes Leisure Lakes Area, (1 Carrie Drive, (2 Avenue, & (3 All on March 1st., 1pm. to 4pm. (863 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING 4BR/1BA.New carpet & tile throughout. New Cabinets, Dishwasher, double pain windows & doors. Screen porch. Fenced yard. NICE! REDUCED $55,000. 863-202-0697 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 F inancial TEACHER NEEDEDFor 2/3 year old class at Christian Preschool, F/T. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Is Looking for F/T & P/T Teachers. Please call 863-381-9676 or email jamesbox_3408@yahoo.com 2100H elp Wanted RESIDENT MANAGERPOSITION Management Position Available. South Central Florida, 590 site, 55+ Mobile Home/RV Community is seeking a motivated, dependable person to serve as Resident Manager/maintenance Supervisor. Qualified applicants should be experienced in all aspects of grounds and facilities operations and maintenance, coordination of maintenance employees, and be able to function in a team oriented environment serving 1000+ residents. This salary position with excellent benefits package. (Salary commensurate w/exp. sume to: Andrew Fells 1850 US Hwy. 27 S. Avon Park, Fl. 33825 or email to : rosl@strato.net Job description available upon request. MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTSFOR BUSY OFFICE. Send reply to Box 125, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS A ND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 ESTIMATOR NEEDEDFor Local precast hollowcore company. Construction estimating experience required. Precast estimating experience preferred. Drafting experienced a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to juliem@floridaprecastind.com. Fax: 863-655-1215 DIESEL MECHANICNEEDED for local hollowcore precast company. Welding/Electrical skills required. Competitive benefit package. Email resume/salary requirements to juliem@floridaprecastind.com. Fax: 863-655-1215 BROWER FARMSmonths experience needed20 Temporary workers needed in Water Valley, MS from approximately April 23, 2013 Nov 3, 2013. Following Supervisors instructions the worker will be clearing ground of rocks sticks & roots by hand. General irrigation, field & fence maintenance. Preparing the ground for planting. Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size, quality or type. Load & unload boxes on trucks or trailers. Repair, maintain and clean all hand tools, farm equipment and mechanical equipment prior to and after crops are planted and harvested and as needed during the season. (All tools will be provided at no cost to worker) Will also plant, cultivate & harvest purple hull peas. Will also plant, cultivate & harvest watermelons. Perform manual tasks in the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of cotton. Operate tractor, cotton pickers, combine, and any other normal equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops. Adjust cotton picker for efficiency and deep spindles and picker head clean. Machine harvest, chop and defoliate cotton. Wrap ties around cotton bales, banding/unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales, and loading bales on tractor. Weed and thin out young cotton, Keep turn rows firm, smooth and free of tall grass. Workers will keep wet cotton separate from dry cotton, load and unload cotton, Set up, operate and repair irrigation systems. Repair and maintain farm equip Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Two months experience needed for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical trans planter & mechanical diggers. Workers will be paid the highest of $9.50 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, L A 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order MS 68007. 2100H elp WantedB &L Farms months experience needed32 Temporary workers needed in Vardaman, MS from approximately April 23, 2013 Nov 3, 2012. Following Supervisors instructions the worker will be clearing ground of rocks sticks & roots by hand. General field & fence maintenance. Preparing the ground for planting. Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size, quality or type. Load & unload boxes on trucks or trailers. Clean all hand tools and mechanical equipment (All tools will be provided at no cost to worker) Will also plant, cultivate & harvest purple hull peas. Will also plant, cultivate & harvest watermelons. Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Two months experience needed for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical transplanter & mechanical diggers.. Workers will be paid the highest of $9.50 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order MS 67996. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100A nnouncementscourt WITHIN THREE 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 March 1, 2013. 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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe big, early lead has become somewhat the norm, though a determined Frostproof Bulldog teamm ade it interesting late before Avon Park could wrap up Tuesdays 9-8 win at Head Field. S tarting pitcher Kenny McGrath got things going w ell with a one, two, three t op of the first and the Devils soon rolled off one, two, three runs in the bottom of the frame. After Alfred Brown lead off with a base on balls and Josh Gomez and Tyrone Perry pulled off a rare feat of back-to-back triples. Gomez rocketed his to center to bring Brown in before Perry ripped his toward the right-field wall to bring Gomez in and make it a quick, 2-0 lead. Torri Pringle later brought Perry in with a sacrifice fly to make it a 3-0 game. Visiting Frostproof scratched for one in the top of the second on two singles, an error and a sac fly. The Devils, though, seemed to blow it open in the bottom of the third witha five-run explosion. Perry drew a walk to start it and one out later moved to second when Steven Flowers was hit by a pitch. Pringle then added two more RBI to his total, cranking Avon Parks third triple of the day to bring both runners around. Luis Martinez the brought Pringle home witha single to left, making it 61. Mason Jahna then drew a walk and during Colton Brocks at bat, a passed ball moved the runners up to second and third. This proved beneficial when Brock then shot one through the right side to score two more and make it an 8-1 lead. But the Bulldogs bit back in the top of the fourth with four runs of their own. Ahit-by-pitch, single and Special to the News-SunSEBRING For the 61st time in its history, a group of the worlds best sports car manufacturers and teams are gearing up to tackle one of the toughest challenges in all of racing. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida runs on Saturday, March 16, and features a 42-car entry for the opening round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn. Afew things to be aware of and look for when race day arrives: Ahybrid-powered race car will race at Sebring for the first time. Audi brings two of its factory R18 e-tron quattro prototypes that feature reigning Le Mans 24 Hours winners Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer in one car, and Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish with 12 Sebring victories between them in the other. The first tussle between Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, Dyson Racing and Rebellion Racing in P1 will take place as the three teams will vie for the 2013 class championship. Extreme Speed Motorsportsdebut in P2 with a pair of Honda Performance Development ARX-03b prototypes. Level 5 Motorsports is the defending class and race champion, and is back at Sebring. Greaves Motorsport visits from Europe to challenge the American teams. Abattle-royale in GTas 12 entries from six manufacturers dot the class entry includAs a Life-Time member of the Bass Anglers of America, better known as B.A.S.S, I receive an invitation to the annual, BassMaster Classic every year. And every year, I think about attending. Sponsored by Dicks Sporting Goods and held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event is one of the largest held in the city and is expected to generate over $25 million dollars to the local economy. This year, the event was held on Grand Lake Othe Cherokee, a massive reservoir constructed in 1940, when the 5,145 foot-long Pensacola Dam permanently restricted the flow of the Grand River. Covering four states and 742 feet above sea level, 45 miles from Belle Vista, AR, Bob Cobb, editor of Bassmaster magazine once called her Arecreational mecca for pleasure boaters and bass anglers alike. The Grand as shes known by the locals, covers 67 miles with 46,000 surfacea cres to fish, assuming this time of the year portions arent iced over. Grand Lake is far older at age 73 than any competitor in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Field. A n opportunity for me to attend a business meeting in Oklahoma last week seemed like the perfect excuse to spend a few extra days attending the biggest fishing show of the year, but as luck would have it, I wasnt able to make the trip. Id forgotten Id scheduled some out-patient surgery for the Thursday prior to the tournament, so, like many avid fans, I watched from my computer as the best of the best bass fishermen in the world battled the elements and each other for the $500,000.00 first place check. Leading up to the Classic, the scuttlebutt was all about the weather. Although many tournaments have been held on the G rand, it has a history of creating weather conditions brutal enough to make a g rown man cry. T his year was no exception. Days before the tournament, I received a call from Oklahoma, letting me know the second day of our sched uled meeting was canceled due to snow. Five to six inches of the white stuff pounded the area and moved steadily across the Grand. P re-fishing conditions were challenging, even for the pros accustomed to the harsh weather conditionst hey often face in fishing tournaments around the c ountry. High winds, falling temp eratures, snow and ice would drive most fishermen o ff the water, but not these professionals. Interesting pictures on the internet aptly show the weather conditions particularly one photograph where the word classic is spelled out in the snow covering the front deck of their boat. Many of the top pros have described the Grand as the best nongrass lake in the country meaning that while she may not have a sprig of bass-friendly aquatic vegetation, her rocky shores, boat docks and submerged brush piles hold as many 2 to 5 pound bass as any reservoir in America or more. Completing three extremely tough days of fishing, Mississippis Cliff Pace won the event with 54 pounds, 12 ounces. His first day limit of 21 pounds and 8 ounces tied SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, March 1, 2013 Page 3B Fishin Around... Don Norton 2013 BassMaster Classic C ourtesy file photo Colton Brock came through with a big, two-run single in Avon Parks win Tuesday. See BASS, Page 3B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebrings Mark Miranda had an impressive total of 640 pounds, the most of any lifter in Tuesdays threeteam meet. Courtesy photo Less than two weeks remain before the gates open for the 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. 42 Entries for Sebring See SEBRING, Page 3B Devils hang on, move to 7-0 See AP, Page 4B By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentS EBRING As the faces strained, the weights were pushed up on Tuesday night a t the Sebring Fieldhouse. The Lake Placid Dragons and the DeSoto Bulldogs took on Sebring on their home turf, which the Streaks were able to defend quite handily. e won eight out of the 10 weight classes, said head coach Steve Berry. I n the Heavyweight class, E zell Gammage of Sebring took the with combined lifts of 595 pounds, with a 330pound bench press and a 265pound clean-and-jerk. Connor Wrenn of Lake Placid was close behind with a combined total of 585 pounds, with 330 on bench as well and 255 on the jerk. Devon Durham of Sebring took third with a 500-pound total. In the 238-pound class, Malachi McLean of Lake Placid came away with the win, totaling 570 pounds, Blue Streak lifters take tri-meet S ee STREAKS, Page 4B By NOAH TRISTER Associated PressFORTMYERS The Minnesota Twins have had all of two managers over the last quarter-century, so its a bit startling to see Ron Gardenhire beginning the last year of his contract, his job seemingly on the line after back-to-back seasons of more than 95 losses. Of course, Gardenhire isnt alone. Four years after winning the World Series, Joe Girardi is in the final season of his deal with the New York Yankees. Don Mattingly is in a similar situation with the Dodgers. Every season, a handful of managers find themselves under increased pressure, and 2013 is no different. Sometimes a struggling team wants to keep its options open, or perhaps a contender starts losing patience. Amanager facing the end of his contract isnt necessarily doomed, but these next few months will be crucial for some of baseballs biggest names. Ive got a contract for this year. Thats all I know. And I have a job to do, and Im getting paid to do it, Gardenhire said. The Twins have been very, very good to me, so Im not going to complain. Theres actually a decent amount of managerial stability in baseball these days. Coming into the 2013 season, the average manager has been with his team for 3.4 years, according to STATS, LLC. Thats up from 2.13 a decade ago and 1.65 back in 1983. Gardenhire took over in Minnesota before the 2002 Gardenhire, Girardi, Manuel all facing the pressure MCTphoto Minnesotas Ron Gardenhire is one of several managers in the last years of their contract. See HOT, Page 4B

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C M Y K Y MCA Spring SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis having a sign up for their Spring Soccer Program, ages 3-14, which ends on Monday, Feb. 25. A ny questions, please call 382-9622.Youth OlympicsSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis hosting a Youth O lympics on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-Noon to honor Bo Alvarez. T here will be both boy and girl divis ions for ages 6-14. Medallions will be awarded for six different events, includes lunch and t-shirt. Call 382-9622 for questions.Sebring Elks Golf SEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in by 7:40 a.m. in the restaurant.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 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, Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact Community Education (Lauren Redick 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu.LP Softball BBQLAKE PLACID Lake Placid High School Softball will be hosting an Alumni Game and Chicken Barbeque on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 10 a.m. Barbeque pick-up starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. and includes, for $10, chicken, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, roll and dessert. Water and soda will be available for $1. Alumni softball registration forms are available at the LPHS front office. For those former Dragons who wish to play, registration fee is $30 and all forms and money are due to coach Cheshire no later than Wednesday, Feb. 20. Alumni registration fee includes BBQ Dinner, drink, T-shirt and a days worth of fun on the field. Game admission is $2. For more information, call coach Cheshire at 699-5010, ext. 263.Florida DEP Trail RunsThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the f ollowing Trail Runs in the State Parks listed below There are five weeks remaining in the Seven Trail Runs in Seven Weeks in Seven Award Winning State Parks. T he trail runs include both 5 and 10 K runs. Race awards for all age groups and Tshirts for everyone who registers. You can pre register at www.active.com or call (239 Pre race registration is $20 and day of race registration is $30. All the races start at 1:00 p.m. Bring the family and run together. Come early or stay late and enjoy the parks For more information please contact Terry Cerullo at (239 terry.cerullo@dep.state.fl.us. February 24 Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872 M arch 3 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, 12301 Burnt Store Road, P unta Gorda, 33955 March 10 Charlotte Harbor Preser ve State Park, 12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, 33955 March 17 Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, 34137 March 24 Little Manatee River State Park, 215 Lightfoot Road Wimaum a, 33598.Hoops for H.O.P.E.SEBRING The Mary Toney H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Elevate Foundation will be hosting its3rd Annual Community 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 9, in the Sebring High School Gym. The all-day event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with concessions, music and a guest speaker, with a cost of just $5 per player. The tournament will have male and female brackets consisting of threeto four-player teams in age groups ranging from 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each age group. The two younger age groups will start play at 8:30 a.m., with the older groups tipping off at Noon. All teams need to report to the gym 30 minutes prior to the first game of their division. Some age groups fill up fast, so register early to secure a spot. Registration deadline is Friday, March 8. To register, or for more information, contact LaVaar Scott at (863 Nick Brooks at (850or Princeton Harris at (863 Proceeds for the fun and competitive event go to benefit the Mary Toney H.O.P.E Foundation. Come spend the first day of Spring Break hooping it up on the court for a worthy cause. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York3420.630 Brooklyn3424.5862 Boston3027.5265.5 Philadelphia2233.40012.5 Toronto2335.39713 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4114.745 Atlanta3323.5898.5 Washington1838.32123.5 Orlando1642.27626.5 Charlotte1344.22829 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3621.632 Chicago3225.5614 Milwaukee2828.5007.5 Detroit2337.38314.5 Cleveland2038.34516.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4514.763 Memphis3818.6795.5 Houston3128.52514 Dallas2532.43919 New Orleans2039.33925 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4215.737 Denver3722.6276 Utah3127.53411.5 Portland2631.45616 Minnesota2034.37020.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4118.695 Golden State3325.5697.5 L.A. Lakers2830.48312.5 Phoenix2039.33921 Sacramento2039.33921 ___ Tuesdays Games Orlando 98, Philadelphia 84 Indiana 108, Golden State 97 Miami 141, Sacramento 129,2OT Cleveland 101, Chicago 98 Brooklyn 101, New Orleans 97 Milwaukee 95, Dallas 90 Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83, OT L.A. Clippers 106, Charlotte 84 Wednesdays Games Cleveland 103, Toronto 92 Sacramento 125, Orlando 101 Detroit 96, Washington 95 Milwaukee 110, Houston 107 Memphis 90, Dallas 84 Oklahoma City 119, New Orleans 74 New York 109, Golden State 105 Phoenix 105, San Antonio 101, OT Atlanta 102, Utah 91 Denver 111, Portland 109 Thursdays Games L.A. Clippers at Indiana, late Philadelphia at Chicago, late Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, late Fridays Games Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Memphis at Miami, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Utah, 9 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m.LEADERSSCORING FGFTPTSAVG Durant, OKC522477162828.6 Anthony, NYK460298134128.5 James, MIA5712811499 27.3 Bryant, LAL5593581572 27.1 Harden, HOU451481150326.4 REBOUNDS OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, LAL17444662011.9 Randolph, MEM22940263111.7 Asik, HOU19948868711.6 Chandler, NYK24537061511.4 Vucevic, ORL19746366011.4 ASSISTS GASTAVG Rondo, BOS3842011.1 Paul, LAC474459.5 Vasquez, NOR595559.4 Holiday, PHL514448.7 Westbrook, OKC574507.9 STEALS GSTLAVG Paul, LAC471172.49 Conley, MEM541222.26 Ellis, MIL561132.02 Lin, HOU591131.92 Harden, HOU571081.89 BLOCKED SHOTS GBLKAVG Sanders, MIL501573.14 Ibaka, OKC551632.96 Duncan, SAN491302.65 Hibbert, IND571512.65 Howard, LAL521202.31 3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3FG 3FGAPCT Korver, ATL141304.464 Curry, GOL177385.460 Webster, WAS94209.450 Calderon, DET102229.445 Novak, NYK102230.443 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FGFGAPCT Chandler, NYK227345.658 Jordan, LAC221364.607 Splitter, SAN229387.592 Howard, LAL309533.580 Hickson, POR297518.573 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE FTFTAPCT Durant, OKC477524.910 Curry, GOL174192.906 Martin, OKC170188.904 Redick, MIL126140.900 Collison, DAL168187.898EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1370266954 New Jersey1054244849 Philadelphia10111216467 N.Y. Rangers882184448 N.Y. Islanders8111175768 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1343295843 Boston1222264935 Ottawa1262264837 Toronto1290245951 Buffalo7121155064 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Carolina981195054 Tampa Bay991197060 Winnipeg991195260 Florida694164869 Washington7111155259WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1603356137 Nashville975234552 St. Louis1062225552 Detroit983215856 Columbus5123134461 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1054245452 Minnesota972203943 Calgary774184961 Edmonton774184249 Colorado783174454 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim1431296448 Dallas1082225657 Los Angeles1062224742 Phoenix973215451 San Jose963214441 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games San Jose 3, Colorado 2, SO Dallas 5, Columbus 4, OT Washington 3, Carolina 0 Winnipeg 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Florida 6, Pittsburgh 4 Buffalo 2, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 Minnesota 2, Calgary 1, OT Phoenix 4, Vancouver 2 Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 4, Washington 1 Montreal 5, Toronto 2 Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1 Anaheim 5, Nashville 1 Thursdays Games Pittsburgh at Carolina, late Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, late Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, late Ottawa at Boston, late Buffalo at Florida, late Chicago at St. Louis, late New Jersey at Winnipeg, late Edmonton at Dallas, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late Calgary at Colorado, late Detroit at San Jose, late Fridays Games Edmonton at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.SCORING LEADERSGPGAPTS Stamkos, TB19141630 Crosby, Pit2092130 Vanek, Buf19121527 Tavares, NYI20131225 Zetterberg, Det2061925 Kane, Chi19101424 Voracek, Phi2281624 St. Louis, TB1942024 Moulson, NYI20101323 Kunitz, Pit2081523 Datsyuk, Det1981422 Giroux, Phi2271522 Ribeiro, Was1961622 Elias, NJ19517222 tied with 21 pts.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBASuspended Indianas Roy Hibbert and Golden States David Lee each one game for instigating an altercation during a Feb. 26 game. Fined Golden States Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Indianas Lance Stephenson $35,000 apiece for escalating the altercation.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLSAnnounced the retirement of DE Chris Kelsay. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSReleased OT Guy Whimper, QB John Parker Wilson and DB Brandon King. NEW YORK GIANTSRe-signed OT Will Beatty to a five-year contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Softball vs. Clewiston,5/7 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Clewiston,4:15 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Avon Park,6 p.m.; Track at Sebring,4:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Avon Park,4 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball at Lake Wales,7 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto,5:30/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Weightlifting at Frostproof Invitational,9 a.m.; JV Baseball at Lake Wales,11:30 a.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Wales,4 p.m. SFSC TODAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. S ATURDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,1 p.m.; Softball vs.Sante Fe,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Grand Rapids Community College,2 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Pasco Hernando,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball vs.Ridge,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Weightlifting at Frostproof Invitational,9 a.m.; JV Baseball vs.Fort Meade,11 a.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball at Lake P lacid,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Placid,4 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . M iami at Florida. . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Florida. . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N B B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . B illy Dib vs. Luis Franco . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Sharif Bogere vs. Richard Abril . . . . . . S S H H O O W WN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Memphis at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oklahoma City at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . B rooklyn at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NS S K K I I I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . American Ski Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 9 9P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAs one of the first official fundraisers of the 2013 season, Highlands Youth Football and Cheer (HYF having a garage sale on Saturday, March 2, at Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Dr., (behind Wal-Mart) from 7:30 am to 3 pm. All profits made will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms for the boys and girls. If you have some items that you would like to get rid of and are interested in donating items for the garage sale, please call 214-1786 or 253-7070 to arrange a time to drop them off or have it picked up. HYF is part of the Police Athletic League (PAL) Association Sunshine Conference. PALoffers five divisions of football ranging from ages5 15 which include Flag, Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee, Junior Varsity and Varsity divisions that include weight limits with each division with the exception of the Flag and Varsity division which are unlimited weight. PALalso includes a cheerleading program with the same divisions as football and cheerleading competitions at the end of the season. HYF will be registering players and cheerleaders for these divisions on Saturday. If you are interested in joining the Highlands Eagles team to play football or cheer, or if you have already registered online and just need to pay your registration fee, please come to the Clubhouse on Saturday, to register and secure your spot for the upcoming Spring or Fall football and cheerleading season. Registration fees are $20 for Spring and $80 each for Fall, with discounts available if you are signing up multiple children. Limited spots are available on each team or squad. Please note that online registration does not complete the registration process. Payment of the registration fee is the only method of securing a spot on the team. If you register your child online, you must follow up at the next scheduled registration date to pay the registration fee. Teams and squads will be filled on a first come basis. As the season is quickly approaching us, HYF is always looking for volunteers to assist our organization. Anyone interested in becoming a football or cheerleading coach or would like to volunteer for the Highlands Eagles, please visit our website at www.highlandseagles.com click on the registration tab and submit your volunteer application. HYF is looking forward to a rewarding and successful season. For additional information regarding football, please call Cliff Howell at 2537070, or Tim Hooks at 4142873, or Becky Grippo at 214-2111 for Cheerleading. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013Page 3B SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports friday ads; 00027951 Golf HammockLast Monday, Feb. 25, the Mezza G roup played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group Mike Winchester came in first place with plus 3 and in second place was Frank Borgia at minus 1. Les Campbell took first place in B group with plus 3 and Ken More was in second place with plus 1. Jim Gulick scored plus 9 to take the lead in C group and Ike Richards was in second place with plus 3. Harvey Kecskes scored plus 6 that was good for first place in D group and P at Dell came in second place with plus 4. Curt Matterson came in first place in E group with plus 2 in E group and Billy Parr in second place with minus 1. I n F group Steve Mayberry came in first place with plus 6 and Jack Bardelli came in second place at minus 1. David Mulligan scored plus 7 in G group and Paul Brown came in second place with plus 3. In H group Phil Raymond was in first place with plus 5 with Bob Hughes in second place at plus 2. Bob Fidlin had plus 8 to take first place in I group and Howard Brown was in second place with plus 6. Mark Flora came in first place in J group with plus 4 and Doc Thomas scored plus 1 for second place. In K group there was a tie for first place between Jerry Linsley and Ozzie Bergroth at plus 3. Bob Kecskes scored plus 6 that was good for first place and Bob Morrison in second place with plus 2. In M group Ken Granger scored a w hopping plus 11 that was good for first place and Janet Regan in second place with plus 4. In N group Bob M eitz had plus 2 for first place and Janet Howland came in second place with minus1. I n O group Ron Geouque came in first place with plus 6 and K arl Mellor came in second place with plus 5. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. P lease arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete at 414-2110 The Mezza Golf Group will have its annual banquet on Monday, March 11, at Homers.SpringLakeThe Spring Lake Womens Golf L eague played a Low Gross, Low Net Club Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the Panther Creek Course. The new Club Champion is Terri A ustin and the Super Senior Champion is Shirley Reeb. The following are the low gross/net w inners in each flight. A Flight Low Gross: Pearl Bradford, Terri Swisher and Lou Cannon. LowN et: Debbie Delaney, Linda Pfleger and Judy Dunn. B Flight Low Gross: Rosie Foote, Carol Rath and Marilyn Redenbarger. Low Net: Carolyn Irvine, Barbara Stevens and Patty Miller. C Flight Low Gross: Sharon Warner, Carole Frederick and Rita Jaskowski. Low Net: Joann Gann, Roberta B riggs and Jean Donahue. D Flight Low Gross: Joanne Koeller, Margaret Mazzola and Diana Ackling. Low Net: Ann Mc Williams, Joanne DeWeese and Ruth Ann Payne. Golf Hammock Ladies played a twoday Scrub Jay TournamentW ednesday, Feb 20 and 27. Laura Kebberly was the winner with a score of 74 First Flight, with handicaps 18-26, saw Helene Tremblay take first with a score of 84. Tied for second were Jeanne Fivecoat and Florence Towell withs cores of 85. Second Flight, with handicaps 2734, had Joyce Stanley winning with a s core of 89 Second place went to Judy Trier with a score of 90, while Ruth Kirk came in third with a score of 92. Third Flight, with handicaps 35-36, winner was Marge Pederson with a score of 92 Taking second place was Cinty Dall with a score of 94, and Nancy Porcari came in with a 97 for third.On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the SpringLake Mens Golf A ssociation put on a Four Man Team event that counted One Best Ball on the Front 9 and Three Best Balls on the Back 9. There were eight teams evenly matched and the match was held on Panther Creek golf course under cloudy and windy skies. The team taking first place was Bob Hinde, Rick Nelson, Ken Willey and J ohn Schroeder and they came in with 29 strokes on the front and 102 strokes on the back for a net 131. In second place at 132 strokes (30 a nd 102) was the team of Bazz Van Willigen, John Starks, Bart Rath and Bill Schauwecker. Third place was awarded to the team of Kirby Gann, Joe Troia, Charlie Keniston and George Thomas, who shot 29 / 106 for a total 135 strokes. Steaming in to fourth place at 136 strokes was the team of Lanky Joe A ustin, Wayne (the Loudmouth Nelson, Leon Van and Gale Monda, who shot 28 on the Front and 108 on t he Back. Following those were the Bill Lawens team at 141, the Gary Behrendt and Jan Hard teams at 142 and Ken Kirbys team at 145. him for the lead with Mike Ianconelli, but on day two, his five fish limit provided him with a 7-pound lead over the pack. The final day, with only four fish to weigh in, his lead was just too much for anyone to overcome and he was crowned the winner of bass-fishings biggest event. Five hundred thousand dollars for three days of bass-fishing! Can you even imagine? Granted, weather conditions may have been less than ideal, but for a half a million bucks, I think all of us might have been able to tolerate Mother Natures wintry display. Now dont get me wrong, to even qualify to fish in the Bassmaster Classic, youve got to be very, very good. These guys typically spend the year, on the road, traveling from city to city, state to state, fishing a wide variety of waters, while eating at fast food joints and sleeping in motels that provide electrical outlets and security for their boats. Its a tough life, and like all sports, many try and most fail. There can only be one winner, and for 2013, its Cliff Pace. The winning purse most likely pales in comparison to the endorsement contracts that will come out of winning this event. Im sure over the next few months and over the next couple of years youll see Cliffs name and face on new fishing products, and for many of you, you may even get a chance to meet Cliff at one of the many scheduled events hell be required to attend. Oh, and dont feel sorry for the guys who didnt win. Every qualifier for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic walks away with at least a five-figure check. Things have changed a good deal since the early 70s when the founder of B.A.S.S., Ray Scott, held his first five Bassmaster Classics that were winnertake-all events. Until 1976, second place just meant you were the first guy to get nothing. Like many other older bass fishermen, I remember the early days of bass fishing tournaments. Back when Bill Dance and Roland Martin dominated the field. I even had the opportunity to fish in tournaments with many of the big names that have now been replaced with younger and perhaps even more talented bass fishermen. Many colleges are now offering bass fishing as part of their curriculum, and I can only envision that the sport I love so much will only continue to grow and become even more popular than it is today. But I cant help but imagine what it must be like to fish the biggest of all bass fishing tournaments and stand on a stage and receive a check for $500,000.00 a half a million bucks, for what I love to do anyway. Congratulations Cliff Pace! Youve earned the coveted title of Champion. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He has also taught a few fishing classes at the South Florida Community College. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, mother-in-law Ruth Charvat, Ranger, a huge black lab and Riley, a large golden retriever and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He can be reached at 863-2734998 or 216-339-6571 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. C ontinued from 1B Courtesy photo After three grueling days of fishing, Cliff Pace of Mississippi came away as the 2013 Bassmaster Classic winner. Bass total gives Pace the Classic i ng the racing debut of BMW Team RLLs two BMWZ4 GTE sports cars. SRTMotorsports marks Vipers Sebring return with two SRTViper GTS-Rs the first Viper factory entry at the 12 Hours since 2000. The first ALMS race for Tristan Nunez, the highly touted rookie for Performance Tech Motorsports in Prototype Challenge. Nunez won the 2012 Cooper Tires Prototype Lights L1 championship, was part of the Team USA Scholarship program, and won the Walter Hayes Trophy grand finale in November. T wo high-profile entries into GTChallenge with Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars Flying Lizard Motorsportsa nd Dempsey Del Piero R acing. Flying Lizard moves into the class with a championship-winning history in the ALMSGTclass. Dempsey Del Piero Racing featuring team co-owner Patrick Dempsey makes its debut at Sebring with a twocar lineup. The revolutionary DeltaWing will compete in P1 class. With half the weight, half the fuel and half the horsepower of a traditional prototype, the radical race car competes for the first time a t t he 12 Hours. The DeltaWing finished fifth overall at Petit Le Mans as an unclassified entry to close the 2012 season. Stellar driver lineup for the two Level 5 LMP2 entries including Marino Franchitti, Ryan Briscoe, Ryan Hunter-R eay and Simon Pagenaud. The 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida is set to start 10:45 a.m. ETon Saturday, March 16. Gates open at 6 am on Wednesday, March 13. Tickets are available o nline at sebringraceway.com or by calling 800-626.7223. C ontinued from 1B Sebring set for stellar lineup HYF Garage Sale and Registration Save Thousands The Smart Choice For New, Certified Pre-Owned & Used Cars-Trucks-SUVs. Centralfloridawheels.com

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013w ww.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 3/1/13 p/u; 00027939 walk loaded the bases with one out, but McGrath got the second out on a liner to center. But an infield single by Flores would bring one in, with another coming across as runners and throws were flying around the infield. Thomas then shot a single to right to bring in two more and it was suddenly an 8-5 game. Avon Park added what would be an insurance run in t he bottom of the fifth, with Pringle doubling and Jahna singling him home. But Frostproof would make things interesting, with some Devil help. With one out in the top of the sixth and Flowers on in relief, Bobb singled on a hard grounder through the left side, Flores was hit by a pitch and Thomas walked to load the bases. Apassed ball brought one run in and moved runners to second and third. Both would come in when a hard grounder toward short couldnt be handled, and it was now a 9-8 contest. Another walk put runners on first and second, and brought Gio Gomez in from the bullpen to get out of it on a pop-out to Martinez at third. The Devils couldnt add any more in the bottom of the sixth and went into the Bulldogs final at bat with the slim lead. And it would get dicey pretty quick as Baber lead off the seventh with an infield single. The next two batters would hit into fielders choice outs, but Flores was plunked, which brought Perry onto the mound to try and finish it off. But Thomas drew a walk to load the bases and put the tying run 90 feet away. Perry, however, would settle in and induce a grounder to second that Jahna scooped up and flipped to first for the final out. Now 7-0, the Devils squared off with McKeel Thursday and face Ridge today at home before taking their show on the road Tuesday at DeSoto, to face another team of Bulldogs. Continued from 1B AP baseball stays unbeaten C ourtesy file photo Torri Pringle had two hits and three RBI in Tuesdays win over Frostproof. Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Chicago a rea native Dana Hurlbut decided after graduating from Miami (Ohio cold weather was not for him. He moved to Lake Placid and started, of all things, an ice cream business. The kind of cold I can handle, he quipped. In 1988 he founded Central Security, specializing in security and fire alarms for residential and commercial buildings. With advances in technology, he has moved into camera and music systems along with card access controls for hospitals and government. Because of The Great Recession and the drop in homebuilding, Central Security is now almost 90percent commercial. It has 10 employees in a five-county area. Visit centralsec.com or call 465-3352 for details. Dana also sponsors a team in the Lake Placid Senior Softball League. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, however, Seminole Tire (610) defeated his Central S ecurity squad (6-10 M ike Kratt had five hits, while Howard Carney and Norm Grubbs hit round-trippers. Gene Welbaum, Jim Hensley and Ross Anderson added triples in the win. Harland Newby, hit by a liner on Monday, pitched the victory and aided his own cause with three hits. For Central, Ray Wilson had a home run among his four hits. Schoonis (9-7 the last two innings to upend Yates Insurance (11-5) 17-16. John McCallum and Denis Cuillerier, the leagues youngest player at 54, both homered. Victor Rodriguez struck out the last Yates batter with the tying run on second to seal the win. For Yates, both Dick Cook and Jeff Stanley doubled and homered, while Ed Engler doubled twice and tripled. On Monday, Feb. 25, the Securitymen lost to Schoonis 28-27. Home runs by Bill Destefano and Joe Hedges put Central on top in the last inning, but shoddy defensea llowed Schoonis to rally in t he bottom half for the win. Hedges had two doubles and another home run in the defeat. For Schoonis, the Five Hit Club included Doran Quigg, Denis Cuillerier and Bob Fox. At 82, Quigg is second in age in the league to Al C hipps second by 13 years. Doran has potential, observed Chipps. Just needs a little experience. Yates Insurance toppled Seminole Tire 19-16. Tallying four hits each for Y ates were Larry Oser, Dick Cook (doubleWoody Hoffman. Cook played stellar defense from his rover position. For the Noles, Howard Carney slammed two home runs and Mike Kratt added three doubles. For further league information, please visit lpsoftball.com Central Security drops two Special to the News-SunSEBRING Wednesday, Feb. 27, action in the Highlands 60s Senior Softball League, had the now-leading the second half Fairmount Services Angels outlasting the Alan-Jay Red Sox 21-20. The Angels were lead by Jim Radcliffs four hits, while Don Cunningham, John Miller, Bill Todd and Mel Gross all added three hits. The Alan-Jay sluggers where JR Reed, four hits witha triple, Barry Hulbut with four hits, Dick Schultz four hits (double and triple Frank Lantz, Kyle Saunders, Rudy Pribble and Harry Bell all had three hits. The other slugfest had the hot-hitting Independent White Sox beating the error prone VFW4300 Cubs 2418. The White Sox led by Gary Steeves five hits, Moe Pier with four hits (double Jeffriesfour hits and Tom McNallys four hits (triple Winning pitcher Dick Ostrech,Woody Woodward, Chuck Fluharty and Craig Sutliff added three hits each to the attack. The slumping Cubs had Don Dobbert with three hits (two doubles Gary Tankersley. Gene Phillips and Dan Webb had three hits each and Brian Balcombe, Bill Scrase, Ray Trudell and Todd Martin had two hits each. The Monday, Feb. 25, results had the hottest team, the Independent White Sox upending the Fairmount Angels 13-5. Leading the White Sox batters where Tom McNally with four hits, Dick Ostrech, Gary Steeves and Gary Kindle all with three hits. Charlie Quinn was the winning pitcher. The Angels where lead by Les Osbecks three hits. Don Cunningham, Curt Brown, Wayne McNett, Gallo Gonzalez and Ross McMinn all contributed with two hits each. The other game had the Alan-Jay Red Sox beating the VFW4300 Cubs 12-9. Alan-Jay had Harry Bell with three hits (double Reed three hits (triple Lantz, Dennis Mitchell and Rudy Pribble all with two hits each. The Cubs Gene Phillips had three hits. Ray Trudell and Don Dobbert had two hits each and Rudy Pribble was the winning pitcher. The Fairmount Services lead the second half with a 5-2 record. One game back sit the VFW4300 Cubs at 4-3, with the White Sox at 3-4 and Alan-Jay 2-5. Two games remain before playoffs. Angels build second-half lead in Highlands 60s with 315 on the bench and 255 on the jerk. Gary Demarest and Jaquae Peart of Sebring took second and third, respectively, with 495-pound and 490-pound totals. Moving onto the 219 class, Anthony Wiggins of Sebring took the win with 555-pound combined lifts. Wiggins lifted 295 pounds on the bench and 260 on the jerk. Fellow Blue Streak Jediel T orres took second behind Wiggins with a 460-pound total, while Christian Miller of DeSoto took third. Some serious strength was shown in the 199 weight class by Blue Streak Mark Miranda. Miranda has an impressive total of 640 pounds, the most of any lifter in the meet. His bench press was 340 pounds, and his clean-andjerk was 300 pounds. DeSoto took the second and third place spots. In the 183 class, Ty Johnson would once again take home the crown for Sebring with a 525-pound total, with a 270-pound bench and 255-pound jerk. Sebring also captured second place with a 465pound total by Larry Scott. Scott totaled 245 on bench and 220 on clean-and-jerk. DeSoto was able to win the 169 class, but Paul Cribbs and Willie Allen of Sebring still picked up points for second and third, respectively. C ribbs had a total of 440 pounds, and Allens combined weight was 420. Sebring picked up their first place pattern again with a win in the 154 class by JT Gaskins with a combined weight of 385. Jonny Vega of Lake Placid took second with a 380-pound combined weight. Although the 139 class was sparse with only three competitors, Joseph Mathis of Sebring was able to come away with a comfortable margin of victory with a 365-pound total. Keplet Charite of Lake Placid and Justin Felix of Sebring both had combined weights of 330 pounds. Sebring had the only entry in the 129 weight class, where Desmond Edwards took the win with a 365-pound total. In the final weight 119 class, Sebring once again took the win by the efforts of Edgar Tellez, who had a 295-pound combined weight. W ayne Mercer of Lake Placid took second with a 250-pound total. e had a lot of guys win their class, which is great, said Berry. But almost more exciting are the guys who lifted more than they ever have at this meet. Were all making progress. The Sebring lifters next meet is Saturday when they head just across the county line for the Frostproof Invitational, where they will be looking to continue that progress. Continued from 1B Streaks nearly pull off sweep News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE L ake Placids Keplet Charite showed some promise in his first-ever weightlifting meet Tuesday, with a two-lift total of 330 pounds. season after Tom Kelly managed the Twins for over 15 years. Gardenhire has won six division titles with Minnesota, but the bottom fell out when the Twins went 63-99 during a 2011 season wrecked by injuries. They improved by only three games last year. Gardenhires challenge is to piece together a rebuilt pitching staff. His contract status doesnt appear to be weighing on him. Theres not much I can do about it, so why worry about it? I dont worry about it, he said. Whatever happens, happens. Im going to go out and do my job. Hopefully, I stay here forever. I like it here, my family loves Minnesota, but its not something I too often worry about. Jim Leyland was in the last year of his deal in 2011. Two ALCentral titles later, hes still in charge in Detroit. The Tigers signed him to a one-year extension after winning the American League pennant in 2012, and the 68-year-old skipper seems content with that arrangement, which allows Leyland and the team to reevaluate things every 12 months or so. Mattingly, on the other hand, has only been managing a couple years. The Dodgers went 86-76 in 2012, but the team acquired Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Zack Greinke in the last year. Im not burying my head in the sand. I know people expect us to win, basically Mattingly said. All the expectations are just noise to me and the club, that we should win the Series and all that. My job and my staffs job is to prepare the club to play the best it possibly can, and I cant worry about the noise. Girardi can probably relate to that after five years managing the Yankees. New York won the World Series in 2009, but that memory fades a bit mo re with each postseason flameout. The Yankees were swept by Detroit in last yearsAL championship series, and instead of loading up with free agent stars, spent much of the offseason waiting to see how Derek Jeter, M ariano Rivera and Alex Rodriguez would recover from injuries. But this is still the Yankees, so Girardi shouldt expect much of a pass if it turns out to be a down year in the Bronx. Hes in the final season of a three-year deal. I dont worry about where Im going to be next year, said Girardi, who got used to moving around during his playing career. When I signed, I was called up in 1989 and thought I be a Cub the rest of my life. Lo and behold, I was with three other teams, back with the Cubs. I was all over the place. So you get used to not worrying about next year, and Im not worried about it. Continued from 1B Hot seat is waiting for several

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Nonprofit Cornerstone Hospice www.cornerstonehospice.org will be conducting a two-dayv olunteer training towards the required certification to b ecome a hospice volunteer for anyone residing in HighlandsC ounty who may be able to assist in community and special events,veteran recognition projects,visiting patients, sewing projects,reading ab ook or magazine,simply keeping a patient company, helping at the office and much more. Volunteers find satisfaction a nd a sense of accomplishment in helping others and making an important difference in the lives of patients and families. Veterans of the U.S. armed forces with a little time on their hands are especially encouraged to contact us. Volunteers become a friend and companion to patients and their families offering a source of strength,encouragement and support simply by visiting from time to time,reading a book or magazine to a patient or allowing the main caregiver t o tend to other obligations. The next volunteer training will be held in Sebring from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, March 15 and 22 each day.T his is a 16-hour certification and interested participants s hould plan to attend both training days. The training willb e at Grace Bible Church,4453 Thunderbird Road,Sebring. Pre-register by calling volunteer specialist Dorothy Harris at 253-1611 or volunteerm anager Lisa Gray at (352 742-6806 or call toll-free (888 www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 5B MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; health living; 00027944 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1.736"; 3"; Black; m arch ads; 00027948 HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist: ve got a cold,and Ive sneezed about a hundred times today. Should I start takinge chinacea,and will it help me with the sneezing? A.T.,Sanibel Answer: Its the season f or the common cold with over one billion cases of it in the United States eachy ear.Sneezing is perhaps the most annoying symptom of all. Most people dontr ealize sneezing is actually your neurological process. D ust,a change in temperature,or even a bright light cause impulses to build upi n the sneezing centerof the brain. Signals are then t ransmitted to nerve endings and ahh choo,the reflex of a sneeze occurs. Its actually a protective mechanism for your body.T ell that to the person who gets wet from your spewing m ucus right?! Most gesundheits clock in around 35 miles per hour. And no,e chinacea wont stop sneezing,but it does have other v irtues. Dont be terribly quick to cool a fever,its your b odys way of heating up the germs to kill them. Prevention is ideal. Stop touching germy objects such as doorknob,cellp hone,or escalator and staircase handrails. Airports,subways,malls and pharmacies are loaded with germs because som any people frequent it. I recommend gloves when y ou frequent these places. Think of it as a fashions tatement for your immune system. M edicine helps. If you have a stuffy nose,pseudoephedrine is helpful,or an asal spray. For a non-productive cough,dext romethorphan can help. If you have a runny nose, diphenhydramine can bet aken at bedtime,or loratadine for a non-drowsy o ption. Remember,overthe-counter drugs dont shorten duration,but they do ease symptoms. Echinacea purpurea is a p erennial flower native to eastern North America that w akes up the immune system to help you fight infections. Wve just learnedt hat daily consumption of echinacea may help stave o ff the common cold. A large study done by Cardiff University in the United K ingdom (UK ed that taking echinacea for four months significantly decreases your likelihood of catching cold; it may alsos have time off your illness by 26 percent. The study also showed that these preventive effects continued to increase with regular echi-n acea consumption,something that is new to our t hinking. You see,many clinicians think echinacea isb est when cycled for a few weeks on,then a few weeks off (as opposed to taking it routinely). A sk your doctor if echinacea is right for you,and what your dose should be. For immune system maintenance,you might see dosesa round 300 mg twice per day.You can also drink echinacea tea for a lower dose. Keep in mind,some people are allergic to thisb otanical class,and also, echinacea is rarely recomm ended for people with auto-immune disorders as itc an trigger flare-ups. So,as flu and cold season continues,consider echinacea as well as probiotics, w hich improve your bodys own natural killer cells. Naturally,vitamin C and zinc should be part of your arsenal. Ahh ... CHOO! Echinacea wards off the common cold Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more informat ion, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your c ondition. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands County Parkinsons Support Group invites everyone to attend a free luncheon lecture by renowned Neurologist Dr.B runo Gallo from the University of Miami. Gallo works closely with the National Parkinson Foundation and specializes in deep brain stimulation andp ost-operative programming to benefit patients suffering f rom Parkinson Disease, essential tremors and dystonia. He is currently the direc-t or of Intra-operative Monitoring for Jackson M emorial Hospital in Miami, assistant professor of Neurology with University of Miami and recipient of the Peritz Scheinberg ClinicalN eurology Award. The lunch will begin at n oon and the lecture at 1 p.m. Monday,March 11 at Sebrings First BaptistC hurch fellowship hall,at the corner of Lemon and Pine s treets. Reservations are required for lunch by calling 453-6589. The Highlands County P arkinsons Support Group normally meets the second Monday monthly from September through May at this location. They urge allP arkinsons patients,families,friends and care team members to attend their meetings and learn more about the disease. Parkinsons Disease, k nown as PD,is a progressive brain disorder. PD occurs w hen certain nerve cells (neurons brain die or become impaireda nd leads to a loss of dopamine-providing nerve c ells. The signs and symptoms of PD are:tremors, slowness of movement,rigidity and difficulty with balance. Other signs include:s mall cramped handwriting, stiff facial expressions,shuff ling walk,muffled speech and depression. PD is not contagious and is not heredi-t ary,but occurs more in some families. T o learn more,visit www.Parkinson.org Parkinsons Support Group hosts renowned Miami neurologist Special to the News-SunSEBRING Good S hepherd Hospice,the areas longest-serving hospice organization,will hold free grief support groups for adults,teens and children in Highlands County in March. The support groups run 90 minutes and are open to the public but registration is required. Participants need not have used Good Shepherd Hospice services in the past. Contact Angels Sanders at 402-1066 for more information or to register for one of the groups. Tuesday,March 12,from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon,Adult Grief Support Group meets at Sunny Hills AssistedL iving Facility,3600 Commerce Center Drive in Sebring; from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday,March 12,Adult Grief Support Group meets at Good Shepherd Hospice Sun Room,3003 Herring Avenue in Sebring. From 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday,March 14,Adult Grief Support Group meets at Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road in Sebring; from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday,March 14, Children and Teens Grief Support Group (ages 5 to 17) meets at Good Shepherd Hospice Sun Room,3003 Herring Ave. in Sebring (at least one parent or guardianm ust also attend the Children and Teens Grief Support Group). Good Shepherd Hospice, part of the Chapters Health System,is a communitybased,not-for-profit organization that supports approximately 600 patients each day in Highlands,Hardee and Polk counties as they face the challenges of advancing age and illness. Healthcare professionals and trained volunteers embrace the Good Shepherd Hospice mission to make the most of life by relieving the suffering of patients and their families affected by end-of-life issues. Theo rganization has been a part of the community since 1979 and is a 2008 recipient of a Circle of Life Citation of Honor Award. Good Shepherd Hospice programs are accredited by the Joint Commission,the nations premier healthcare accrediting body. The United Way of Central Florida partially funds the community programs offered by Good Shepherd Hospice. For more information, visit the website at www.chaptershealth.org/hos pice Good Shepherd Hospice offers Highlands County free grief support groups Volunteer training by Cornerstone Hospice Flu is nothing to sneeze about,especially for high-risk populations like the 12 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD,a progressive,irreversible lung disease that includes the respiratory illnesses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCCOPD patients need to be especially careful during flu season to avoid serious flu-related complications such as bacterial pneumonia,dehydration,and worsening of chronic medical conditions that can lead to hospitalization,says Dr. Antonio Anzueto,a pulmonary specialist and professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Anzueto suggests that COPD sufferers follow the CDCs recommendations to protect themselves and others from the flu get a flu shot and practice good hygiene,such as covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze,washing hands frequently,and avoiding contact with sick people. While preventing the flu is important,getting your flu vaccine should be more than just a quick in-and-out doctors visit,Anzueto says. I urge COPD patients to take advantage of this time to discuss with their physician ways they can manage their disease and to discuss possible treatments such as DALIRESP (roflumilast DALIRESP is a prescription medicine used in adults with severe COPD to decrease their number of exacerbations (flare-upsALIRESP is not a bronchodilator and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. In addition,DALIRESP should not be used in patients who have certain liver problems. Exacerbations are acute worsening of symptoms that may require treatment with steroids from a physician or worse lead to hospitalization. For many severe COPD sufferers who have chronic bronchitis and a history of exacerbations,these flare-ups can be challenging and last several weeks. DALIRESP is a once-daily oral tablet. It is the only prescription medicine of its kind and works differently than other available COPD medications. There are serious risks associated with treatment,so patients should always talk with their doctor about potential side effects and if they experience any symptoms while taking DALIRESP. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take,including prescription and nonprescription medicines,vitamins,and herbal supplement. BPT Ways COPD patients can take charge of their disease this flu season

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C M Y K Associated PressROCHESTER,Minn. Mayo Clinic said Wednesday it had a strong financial performance in 2012 as the health care provider added more employees and patients. Mayo said it took in annual revenue of $8.8 billion last year,with expenses of $8.4 billion. According to the clinics annual report,Mayo maintained an operating margin of 4.5 percent,which aligns with the clinics long-term objectivesof 4 percent to 6 percent. As part of Mayos operational plan in 2012,the clinic said it expected expenses to grow faster than revenues. Expenses rose 9.6 percent last year. Even in a challenging environment,our employees continue to deliver by putting patients first,Dr. John Noseworthy,Mayo Clinic president and CEO,said in a statement Wednesday. Mayo added more than 1,000 workers to its payroll at its home base in Rochester,for a total of more than 34,000 people who work at Mayo in Rochester alone. The not-for-profit clinic has more than 61,000 employees and treats more than 1 million patients each year from about 135 countries. But the Post-Bulletin reports donations to Mayo dropped for the second year in a row. In 2010,Mayo received nearly $400 million in donations. That dropped to about $320 million in 2011 and about $250 million in 2012. Mayo is seeking more than $585 million in state and city subsidies to defray public infrastructure costs associated with a multibillion-dollar private expansion. Mayo officials say the money wouldnt directly feed construction at the clinic itself. Mayos vision is to make Rochester a destination city. Information from: Post-Bulletin, http://www.postbulletin.com Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 00027946 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 00027947 HEALTHYLIVING F or people considering laser hair removal for the summer,theres good news now is the perfect time to start. Easily hidden undert ypical cool weather clothing like bulky sweaters and legg ings,skin is shielded from the sun and thus in perfect condition for hair removal.H owever,many men and women are on the fence w hen it comes to investing in long term hair removal due to several common misconcep-t ions. Here are the top five laser hair removal myths busted by D r. Paul Flashner,chief medical director for American L aser Skincare: 1. Doesnt treat all skin types Today there are more advanced technologies,sucha s the GentleMax Pro system,which delivers a wide range of treatments for effective hair removal on all skin types. Each treatment focuses on the individual,and the system prompts a series ofq uestions about the persons skin tone and overall makeup t o help determine optimal settings for best results. It leverages two fast and powerful lasers:the Alexandrite and the Yag,for customizedr esults on all skin types,light and dark. It is important to note that if you are considering laser hair removal,you should first work closely w ith a skincare consultant to understand what treatment options work best for your individual skin. 2. Too painful N o pain no gain? The leading edge technology in laser h air removal has enabled a more comfortable experience for those nervous about the ouchfactor. It delivers an intense but gentle burst of e nergy onto targeted areas of the skin,delivering a controlled amount of therapeutich eat to the area. In addition, many of our clients report that the systems cool pulse p rovides increased comfort during treatment. 3 Too expensive While laser hair removal does require a more substantial upfront investment,longterm results significantlyt rump traditional routines such as shaving or waxing. Studies have shown that women spend,on average, $10,000 on shaving over their lifetime,with waxing more than doubling the investment,e specially when done by a professional. Laser hair r emoval can help save time and money over the course of a lifetime,and aesthetic service providers like American Laser Skincare offer a truep ersonalized experience based on real,effective and achievable results. 4. Requires frequent clinic visits and treatments G entleMax Pro treatments are separated by a window of four to 12 weeks depending on the treatment area and the individuals hair regrowthc ycle,making long-term hair removal a much less tedious a nd time consuming task. In order to be ready for summer, now is the perfect time tos tart. 5. Need to let unsightly h air grow in between treatments Laser treatments target the r oot of the hair rather than the surface hair so you are able to shave in between t reatments and not worry about growing any unsightly h air. Anyone is who is thinking about getting laser hair removal wants to experience fast and effective results,s ays Dr. Flashner. The technologies available now target faster results,fewer treatments and less discomfort. Now is the perfect time for people to make sure thell be beach ready by summer. L aser hair removal treatments are available at all 1 00+ American Laser Skincare clinics across the country. For more information or to book a free consultation,visit www.american l aser.com for a full list of local clinics. For additional tips and useful information about hair removal,visit www.hairremovalforum.com Fact vs. fiction: Top 5 misconceptions about laser hair removal busted Mayo officials tout strong 2012 fiscal performance By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press WriterSAN FRANCISCO Medicare paid billions of dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were notm eeting basic requirements to care for their residents, government investigators have found. The report,released T hursday by the Department of Health and Human Servicesinspectorg eneral,said Medicare paid about $5.1 billion for patients to stay in skilledn ursing facilities that failed to meet federal quality of c are requirements in 2009, in some cases resulting in dangerous and neglectfulc onditions. One out of every three t imes patients wound up in nursing homes that year, they landed in facilities that failed to follow basic care rules laid out by the federala gency that administers Medicare,investigators estim ated. By law,nursing homes must write up care planss pecially tailored for each resident,so doctors,nurses, t herapists and all other caregivers are on the same page about how to help residents r each the highest possible levels of physical,mental and psychological wellbeing. Not only are residents o ften going without the crucial help they need,but the government could be spending taxpayer money on facilities that could bee ndangering peoples health,the report conclude d. The findings come as concerns about health careq uality and cost are garnering heightened attention as the Obama administration implements the nations sweeping health care over-h aul. These findings raise concerns about what Medicare is paying for,the report said. I nvestigators estimate that in one out of five stays, patientshealth problems werent addressed in the care plans,falling far short of government directives. For example,one home made no plans to monitor a patients use of two antipsychotic drugs and one depression medication,even though the drugs could have serious side effects. In other cases,residents got therapy they didnt need,which the report said was in the nursing homes financial interest becauset hey would be reimbursed at a higher rate by Medicare. In one example,a patient c ontinued to get physical and occupational therapy even though the care plans aid all the health goals had been met,the report said. T he Office of Inspector Generals report was based on medical records from1 90 patient visits to nursing homes in 42 states that laste d at least three weeks, which investigators said gave them a statistically valid sample of Medicare beneficiariesexperiences ins killed nursing facilities. That sample represents a bout 1.1 million patient visits to nursing homes nationwide in 2009,them ost recent year for which data was available,accordi ng to the review. Overall,the review raises questions about whether the s ystem is allowing homes to pay for poor quality services that may be harming residents,investigators said, and recommended that theC enters for Medicare & Medicaid Services tie payments to homesabilities to meet basic requirements for care. The report also recom-m ended that the agency strengthen its regulations a nd ramp up its oversight. The report did not namei ndividual homes and did not estimate the number of patients who had been mistreated,but instead looked at the overall number ofs tays in which problems arose. In response,the agency agreed in written comments that it should consider tyingM edicare reimbursements to homesprovision of good care. CMS also said it is reviewing its own regulations and plans to improve enforcement at the homes. CMS hires state-level agencies to survey the homes and make sure they are complying with federal law,and can require correction plans,deny payment or end a contract with a home if major deficiencies come to light. The agency also said it would follow up on potential enforcement at the homes featured in ther eport. Greg Crist,a Washingtonbased spokeswoman for theA merican Health Care Association,which represents the largest share ofs killed nursing facilities nationwide,said overall n ursing home operators are well regulated and follow federal guidelines but addedt hat he could not fully comment on the reports conclus ions without having had the chance to read it. Our members begin every treatment with the individuals personal healthn eeds at the forefront. This is a hands-on process, i nvolving doctors and even family members in an effort to enhance the health out-c ome of the patient,Crist said. V irginia Fichera,who has relatives in two nursing homes in New York,said s he would welcome a greater push for accountability at skilled nursing facilities. Once youre in a nursing h ome,if things dont go right,youre really a prisoner,said Fichera,a retired professor in Sterling,NY. As a concerned relative,y ou just want to know the care is good,and if there are p roblems,why they are happening and when thell bef ixed. Once residents are ready to go back home or transfer to another facility,federal law also requires that theh omes write special plans to make sure patients are safely discharged. Investigators found the homes didnt always dow hat was needed to ensure a smooth transition. In nearly one-third of cases,facilities also did not provide enough information when the patient moved to another setting,the report found. Follow Garance Burke on Twitter at http://twitter.com/garanceburke. Medicare paid $5.1B for poor nursing home care The review raises questions about w hether the system is allowing homes to pay for poor quality services that m ay be harming residents. Do you consider yourself at increased risk for atherosclerosis? If you answered youre not alone. A recent survey conducted by AstraZeneca of more than 2000 American adults revealed that only 1 in 5 (20 percent themselves at increased risk for this potentially dangerous disease where plaque builds up in the arteries slowly over time. The survey also revealed that only 21 percent of respondents could correctly identify all 6 atherosclerosis risk factors that were asked about in the survey (high cholesterol, high blood pressure,diabetes,family history of early heart disease,smoking and obesity). So why is it important for people to know about atherosclerosis and the risk factors for plaque buildup in arteries? If people understand their risk for this disease,they can work with their health care provider to take steps to help manage that risk. This is particularly important for the approximately 14 percent of American adults living with high cholesterol,since adults with high cholesterol and one or more additional risk factors may be at increased risk for atherosclerosis. A cholesterol management plan to help patients reach their cholesterol goals should begin with lifestyle changes,which can include quitting smoking,eating healthy foods and exercising more often. However, for some people,diet and exercise alone may not be enough to lower high cholesterol,so it is important that they talk with their health care providers about their treatment options. A doctor may recommend CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) when diet and exercise alone are not enough. In a clinical trial versus Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium), CRESTOR got more high-risk patients LDL (bad 100 mg. In adults,CRESTOR,along with diet,is FDA approved to lower high cholesterol and slow plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal. CRESTOR is not right for everyone,including anyone who is nursing,pregnant or may become pregnant,has liver problems,or has had an allergic reaction to CRESTOR. Atherosclerosis: What puts certain people at increased risk?

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C M Y K Damascus is almost daily in the news. But do you know that God tells us what will happen to the city? Hi,my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of the Wayand d like a word with you. Israel and Syria are at odds,ever since the Golan Heights was taken by force from Syria,after they attacked Israel. Now, Syria fights Israel through terrorism and threats of war. There is a startling prophecy in Isaiah 17 that tells us that Damascus will become a heap of ruin. The 5,000-year-old city was never totally destroyed, so we know it is yet future. To be sure God gives us another inside information that places the destruction of Syria in the future. Isaiah 17:14 tells us that the destruction will happen in the evening and by morning the city is gone. There is but one way this can happen a nuclear Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID First Presbyterian Church willp resent its Second Sunday Suites with Dr. Paul Pitts at 4 p.m. Sunday,March 10. Pitts has now sung more than 5,000 performances worldwide on seven continents to over five billionp eople through television, radio,recordings,and pers onal appearances. His solo performance at the festivities for the 60th Anniversary of the nation of Israel alone was broadcastt o 200 countries and 300 million viewers worldwide. In the United States,Pitts has shared the stage with such motivational speakersa s Zig Ziglar and John Maxwell. He has appeared on James Dobsons Focus on the Familyand the In Touchtelevision program with Charles Stanley. He has performed at the Crystal Cathedral,the Alamo Dome, the Amway Arena in Orlando,Cypress Gardens and Opryland,U.S.A. Pitts has had a distinguished career as a tenor singing in numerous operas including the lead male roles in Carmen,La Boheme,Tosca and Madame Butterfly. His one-man play,The Scribe,also includes many songs that are familiar to churchgoers,including The Stranger of Galilee,It Is Finishedand Bill Gaithers beloved,I Believe in a HillC alled Mount Calvary. According to Pitts,the vision for this one-man drama based on the Biblical accounts ofJ esuslife first came to h im 30 years ago. After several years,Pitts took his idea to a team of people,includingt he orchestrator Mark Siers. As Pitts explains,Siers has been recognized by Disney as one of the most creative minds at putting somethingl ike this together. The Scribehas already touched the lives of many people throughout the country.A member of the audience recently was quoted in the Hernando Times describing the event and Pittsperformance,The music is made up of familiar songs that we love to sing ... Paul is not only a performer but a very compassionate person whose desire it is to touch the lives of others for Jesus. Invite your friends and neighbors to listen as Pitts tells the old,old storyin a way we have never seen it recounted before. Sweets will be served in the Gospel Garden starting at 3 p.m. The Scribewill begin promptly at 4 p.m.,and willl ast about 90 minutes,with a 10-minute intermission in the middle. A love offering will be collected. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 7B SANDERS, JAVARIUS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, youth conference; 00027954 RELIGION Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Bill Gaither Homecoming Friends,Woody and his wife,Vonnie,will bring a country-style gospel concerta t 10:45 a.m. Sunday that warms the heart and stirs the soul. The concert will be at Community Church of God, 735 S. Sun N Lakes Blvd. From my first note of ill the Circle Be Unbrokenat the AtlantaH omecoming to singing Because He Livesat the empty tomb in Jerusalem toh earing the fans in Johanesburg,South Africa c all us all by our first names,being a Homecoming Friend hasb een an honor and a rare blessing. Plus,all the ladies i n my mothers Sunday school class get to say Betty,I saw Woody on TV last night!,Wright said. e recently hosted W oody and Vonnie at our church for an all-church y outh fund raiser. They communicated with the entire congregation warmlya nd genuinely.Their down homestyle made us feel l ike wed known them for years. It was clear,they were a blessing to everyone. W e cant wait to have them come back!Dr. Steven D arr,Minister of Music,of South Lake Wales Church of God and Warner University. P astor Joe DeHart and congregation extend a cord ial invitation to all of Highlands County. Are you going through a time of grieving or weariness? Are you praying about things,and it seemsl ike God is not hearing,and nothing is happening? Does this mean that He may want us to just wait on Him? Psalm 46:10 says, Be still,and know that I am God. Habakkuk in the Old Testament felt identical to this,and He realized He could put His confidence inC hrist no matter what. Though the fig tree may n ot blossom,nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail,a nd the fields yield no food; though the flock may b e cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls-yet I will rejoice in the Lord,I will joy in the God of my salvation( Habakkuk 3:17,18). Joshua,the warrior and l eader of Israel,from the Old Testament faced many difficult battles throughouth is life as a soldier. In order to know what direct ion he was to take on a regular basis,He sought the Lord. God commanded himi n Joshua 1:8 to meditate on His law. This Book of the Law shall not depart f rom your mouth,but you shall meditate on it day and n ight,that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous,and then youw ill have success. David,king of Israel and slyer of Goliath,was a man who had made many mistakes and endured through many trials. In Psalms, David repeatedly communi-c ated with God and meditated on His truth. Psalm 1 19 stresses the importance of meditating on the word. David said in verse 11, Your word I have hidden in my heart,that I might n ot sin against You. Similar to Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 119:11,Psalm 1:1-3 reminds us even more clearly that we are to medi-t ate on Gods law day and night. By doing this we w ill not whither and will stand strong and prosper in all that we do. D uring your time of difficulty and battle,are you m editating on the love of the Shepherd? Can you picture a tree with a peacefulr iver and green pastures showing the Shepherd caring for you in a special w ay? What verse crosses through your mind as this s cene is described? Is it Psalm 23:1-3 which says, The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pas-t ures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads Pray and Meditate: Part 2 Come To The River L eslie Deese Woody Wright in concert at Community Church of God Courtesy photo W oody Wright will be in concert Sunday at Community Church of God in Lake Placid. Pitts featured in Second Sunday Suites P itts Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Myron Houghton is to be the guests peaker for the March Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church from March 3-6. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. each evening and Sunday at 9a nd 10:15 a.m. H oughton is senior professor andc hair of Systematic t heology at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny,Iowa. He is an alumnus of Moody Bible Institute and PillsburyC ollege and holds graduate degrees from six other instit utions,including a Ph.D. from Dallas Seminary. He has taught at Denver BaptistB ible College and Faith Baptist Bible College and S eminary. Houghton recently authored the book Law andG raceand will focus on that topic during the conference sessions. T he Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welc ome to friends from the community to share in this opportunity. The church is at Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road,twom iles east of State Road 17 N. For more information,call 382-4301 or 253-7621. Houghton w ill be at Maranatha Bible Conference H oughton SNAPSHOTS aking Back Our Cities March is SaturdayAVON PARK Taking Back Our Cities March,an initiative outreach meeting,w ill be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Donaldson Park (under the pavilion) on Main Street. Join the Footmen from M iami,Riviera Beach,Fort Pierce,Avon Park,Sebring and Lake Placid. From Donaldson Park the group will go to Beachfront in Avon Park,Lemon Street in Sebring and will end up at Highway Park in Lake Placid for a street service. Refreshments will be served. This march is sponsored by the faith-based community and McDonalds Restaurant. For more information,call 243-1054,(561 767-1778 or (772First Assembly of God plans yard saleLAKE PLACID First Assembly of God Lake Placid will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.The yard sale will be held in the gymnasium (Phoenix Street church at 327 Plumosa St. Proceeds will go to the childrens ministry.Author to discuss Let Me FallSEBRING Speaker and author Beth (Trucano) Pensinger will speak on Let Me Fall(falling in love with God) from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunridge Baptist Church,Sebring. Members of Sunridge Baptist will host this coffee event for men and women. Pensinger has written a book,Let Me Fall,and will be relating the first chapter of the book to the fact that everyone has a Continued on page 10B See CAN,page 10B What about Damascus? See HEAR,page 10B Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 11.25"; 14.72"; Black; church directory #1 dummy; 00026401 RELIGION 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.502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for 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, office@stcathe.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 school@stcathe.com .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.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 Atonement Lutheran Church ELCAS EBRING This Third Sunday in Lent,worship service will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. His sermon will be based on theg ospel reading of Luke 13:19. Thursdays Bible study will be led by Rev. Jefferson Cox on March 14 and 21.S haron Palmer will lead study on other Thursdays. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. is Lenten Soup and Sandwich Suppers throughM arch 20,followed by informal worship service. Visitors are welcome. C ouncil meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday.A memorial service will be held forM erle Vasbinder at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.Birthday c elebration will follow worship service March 10. Winter Visitor AppreciationS unday is March 17 with brunch following worship s ervice. Palm Sunday is March 24 with worship service with Communion. Maundy Thursday worship service is at 7 p.m. March 28l ed by Rev. Cox. Good F riday service is at 7 p.m. March 29. Easter Sunday service March 31 with brunch following worship service.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This T hird Sunday in Lent,Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled God Is Faithful. The church is at 1320 C ounty Road 64,east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more information,call 4712663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M Downing will bring the message titled Mysteryat t he Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John. Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidL AKE PLACID Pastor B ill Cole will continue Sunday morning in his series The Believer's Unlimited Bank Accountwith this weeks message TheM issionarys Wardrobe from Ephesians 4:17-23. In the evening he will preach Every Battle is Different from Joshua 8:1-29,whichc ontinues in his evening series The Keys to Triumphant Living. Revival services begin at 6 p.m. Saturday,March 9t hrough Wednesday,March 13. Dr. Joe McKeever will be the revival speaker. McKeever is a retired pastor and cartoonist. Robbie Gould,a gifted pianist andw orship leader,will lead worship during the revival s ervices. For further information about activities of FaithB aptist,call the church office at 465-0060 or check t he website at www.faithbaptistchurchlp.com. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday m orning,the church celebrates Third Sunday in Lent. District president Greg Walton will deliver the sermon Sunday.There will beo ne service at 10 a.m.,with a potluck to follow. Lenten Series is Overheard Conversations by the Cross?Pilate andH is Wife. Faith Child Development is taking enrollments for children who will be 4 years old prior to Sept. 1,2013 forf all VPK. Classes begin Monday,Aug. 19,but registration is under way. The Luck of the Irish mystery dinner with a St. Patricks Day theme is at6 :30 p.m. Saturday,March 9. The cost is $10 per person, w ith proceeds going for the youth to travel to a youth gathering. Call 385-7848 ore -mail faithlutheransebring@comcast.net for inform ation.First Christian ChurchA VON PARK Members will continue in the series of l essons at Sunday morning B ible study on The Glorious Second Coming of Jesus Christ.On Wednesday evening,a new Bible study on the Passion of the Christw ill begin. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334o r e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website is atw ww.firstchristianap.com.F irst Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)S EBRING The pastors sermon Sunday is Jesus S tands Trial Before Pilate with Scripture taken from Luke 23:1-5. A ssisting the pastor with the service will be Elders D ick and Sharron Campbell; Deacons Diane Beidler and Sandra Laufer,Fran Goff and Effie Simmonds; acolyte David Thibodeau. Greeterw ill be Beth Calloway. For more information,call t he church office at 3850 352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church A. R. P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning,the pastors sermon is titled Live Wiselybased on Proverbs4 :1-9. The pastor leads the adult class in a video series titled The Life and Ministry of the Messiahsponsored by Focus on the Family.Thel essons are filmed on location in Israel and narrated by Ray Vander Lann. Sundays film is titled Cappadocia Why Christians Suffer:The Weight of Gethsemane. M att Sboto teaches the youth class and they are s tudying the book of Ephesians. The choirs introit will be Thou Art Worthyand the anthem will be Seek the L ord. Members are asked to bring non-perishable items for the Church Service Center. The FamilyG athering will meet at 6 p.m. Continued on page 9B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 9B RELIGION EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.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 unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: covpres@strato.net;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, 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, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@ embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez.Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME.Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos.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, Contemporary Worship 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.Rev.John A.Bryant, pastor. Rev.Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Rev.Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor.Sunday worship services:Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.and 10:45 a.m.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m.; Prayer Group, 6 p.m.We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known.Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 4652422. 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 On Monday,the Action Crew will meet at 7 p.m. The pastor will lead Bible study Wednesday morning on the topic How Do We Glorify God?T he childrens choir and ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Adult choir will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,call 453-3242.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev.A.C. Bryants sermon will b e Repent or Perishwith Scripture reading from Luke 13:1-9. New Lenten study will be When Gods Spirit Movesat 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sanctuary and led by Bryant. Soup supper precedes at 5:45 p.m. in the FLC. U nited Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. T he church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesS EBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave.,in Sebring Hills Association C lubhouse. Tuesday home Bible study for the year is Messiah:Shadow to Image... seeing Jesus foretold in the Old Testament and revealed in the NewT estament. Call (863 general information.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores Sunday sermon will be Transplanted Heart,with Scripture from Psalms John 13:1-17. The service willi nclude special music by Brian and Briana Richardson,and Heartland Singers singing "I Can See His Hand. Heartland Singers practice at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind PublixL ake Placid Church of ChristLAKE PLACID The Sunday evening Bible s tudy is a VHS,So The World Might Know. Wednesday evening we are so fortunate to have Frank Parker teach us more about the Bible start-i ng at 7 p.m. Sunday morning Sunday school is taught by C reston Frezzell,who is like Elijah in many of his teaching ways. God said it (Elijahved it and that settled it. W ednesday midweek Bible study is taught by Frank Parker. History is being studied now.Memorial United Methodist Church LAKE PLACID Worship service with Pastor John Bryant preaching on the subject T L T, with the Scripture lesson from the Gospel of Luke 13:1-9. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. Phone number is 465-2422.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Sunday morning,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message from the Lenten Series will be God Wants Us to Honor Christ.Biblicalr eference is from I Corinthians 10:1-13.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning,the pastor will preach on The History,Hunger and Hope. At Sunday school,Pastor Wendell Bohrer will preach on A New Spirit.Sunday school No. 2 will meet in the conference room and study arti-c les from The Messenger.That class will be led by Larry Weise. F or more information,call 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchS EBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's Sunday morning sermon will be The Restorer of Life,Must Die. RELIGION NEWS GUIDELINES: TheNews-Sunpublishes r eligion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be consid-e red for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to theNews-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 3856155,ext. 516. Continued from page 8B

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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 1, 2013www.newssun.com story. Journaling plays a key role in the development of her book. T he event will take place in the rear of the sanctuary at 3704 Valerie Blvd. Call the church office for more details at 382-3695,or call4 71-3709 to leave a name and phone number for a return response. An approximate number of who will be attending is necessary.I nformation will be prepared as a hand-out for guests. The church is at U.S. 27 a nd Valerie Boulevard, directly across the street from Florida HospitalH eartland Division. Special Sunday event is SundayS EBRING Sunday school offerings from Faith M issionary Baptist Church help support a 12-year-old deaf girl who lives in Lima, Peru. Contributions help to buy her room and board at aC hristian deaf school run by EFATA Ministries. T wo people who have personally hugged her and spoken to her in sign languagew ill be at the church on Sunday. J oe and Lisa Kotvas serve under Macedonia World Baptist Missions and a ssigned to EFATA,an independent Baptist ministry based in Lima,Peru,reaching deaf and hearing people with the Gospel of Christ.T he Kotvasare also bringing a Peruvian couple with them. Joe and Lisa will share with the deaf Sunday schoolc lass. The deaf are eager to hearabout the ministry a nd all they can learn about Angie. This class requires sign language to be able to understand,but any deaf ors igners are welcome. Later in the morning,the Kotvaswill share with the hearing and the deaf in the combined worship service.T hey will project pictures to see and members and guests will hear more about this ministry in Peru. Joe will also preach from the Word ofG od. The public is welcome to attend Sunday. Faith Missionary Baptist Church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave. in Sebring. Pastor Ken Lambertc an be reached at 446-2917.Commissioning of new pastorS EBRING Covenant Presbyterian Church will h ave a Commissioning service for their new pastor,Tom Schneider,during the morning worship service Sunday.A luncheon reception will f ollow the service in the Covenant Life Center. T he mens Bible study will next meet at 6 p.m. Monday.They are studyingt he book Ephesiansby John Stott. T he next Sunday school class for the Spring 2013 quarter will begin on March1 0. Joel Urban will lead a study based on the book, Great Words,by Jack L. A rnold. The Missions Committee w ill meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room. Ladies,mark your calendar for Saturday,March 9f rom 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Womens Spring Retreat. Featured speaker Sherry Benoit will speak on Reflecting the Beauty of Christ.More information will be coming. 4M (Monthly Mercies Ministry Morning) will meetf rom 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday,March 9. Sign-up in the narthex. The mens monthly fellowship breakfast will meeta t 7:30 a.m. Tuesday,March 12 in the Covenant Life Center. Sign up in the narthex and make plans to attend. T here will be a Joint Officersmeeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,March 12 in the conference room. Prime Timers Holy Land Experience trip will beF riday,March 15. The price of $38 includes the group e ntry fee,plus a gas allowance for the carpool drivers. Pick up informationa nd sign up in the narthex.St. John hosts Trash and Treasure SaleSEBRING St. John United Methodist Churchw ill host its Big Spring Trash and Treasure Sale,as w ell as bake sale on Friday and Saturday,March 8-9. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 3p .m. and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Lunch will b e served on Friday. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (justb ehind the Sebring Walmart). For information, call the church at 382-1736.Pancakes galore on March 9SEBRING The second annual Great Pancake Cookoff will be from 8-10a .m. Saturday,March 9 at Southside Baptist Church, 379 S. Commerce Ave. Bring a friend,enjoy the pancakes and some inspirational music with the pancake breakfast. RELIGION SNAPSHOTS Continued from page 7B m e in the paths of righteousness for His names sake. While meditating on the Shepherd,can you visualizea simple splash painting with w hite symbolizing Christs purity and a large splash of green for how amazing He is? Regardless of where you a re in your journey or what it looks like,I hope that you will hear from the Lord,and that you will begin to meditate on His word on a dailyb asis. Remember that the leaders of Israel and other mighty warriors knew that the most important part of preparing for their battles was to spend time in prayera nd meditating on Gods word. Leslie Deese is a Sebring resid ent. She can be reached at l jb_628@yahoo.com Hear and meditate on daily basis Continued from page 7B attack by Israel. Instant devastation! The only thing left will be disease andi ncurable pain(verse 11). We are even told about the reaction of the world: Oh,the raging of many nations(verse 12 NIV). B ut what would bring Israel to such a desperate reaction? How about an attack with chemical weapons,including theh ighly lethal VX and Sarin gases? Did you notice how dang erous the situation is between Syria and Israel? First,President Bashar al-A ssad threatened Israel with a chemical retaliation i f Turkey,Jordan or Israel gets involved in their civil war.Assad receives massivem ilitary equipment from both Russia and Iran to fight off the rebels. But Saudi Arabia and otherM uslim countries support the rebels with weapons. Next,Israels air-force takes out a weapons depot close to Damascus. Assada nd Irans Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promise revenge. And just when we think it cannot get any more dangerous,Assadp ulls all military troops away from the Israeli border to defend Damascus against the rebels. This allows Al-Qaeda rebels to move to the Israeli border. H ere is why I think this is so dangerous:Although A l Qaeda fights against Assad,their number one enemy is Israel. They dontc are about any losses of Syrians. In fact,they are m ore than willing to sacrifice any Syrians and even the entire city of Damascus, if they only could fire a deadly blow upon Israel. S o here is my question. Does Al-Qaeda possess any chemical weapons? Or will they any time soon? Can it get any more dangerous?H ow close are we to an allout Middle East war? (We find a description of it in Psalm 83). In the meantime,God t ells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). Total peace will not come until the Prince of Peace,the Lord Jesus, arrives. Y es,the stage is set for our rapture. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of T he Church of the Way. He teaches An Evening in Bible P rophecy at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. Nop urchase necessary. Can it get any more dangerous? Continued from page 7B The above is the title of a b ook,dated 15/3/84,by Ahmed Deedat,a Muslin writer. The basis for hisb ook and belief is from the Koran/Quran, Surah IV,157:And because of their sayi ng:We slew the Messiah Jesus son of Mary,Allahs messenger They slew him not nor crucified,but it appeared so unto t hem; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. Please note that this statement/claim madeb y Muhammad was some 600 years past the death and resurrection of Jesus,the Christ. First,we must understand the position Deedat has placed himself in by defendingM uhammads statement quoted above from the Quran. As we will see in our study,he h as to prove every eye witness of the events of Christs death and resurrectionf alse to substantiate the claim of Muhammad. Remember that the first pillar of Islam is There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Therefore,Deedat must defend every state-m ent/claim of his leader. On page 78 of his book,author Deedat states,Let me give you a quick summary of the points we have discussed so far, concluding that Jesus Christ was neitherk illed nor was he crucified,as alleged by the Christians and the Jews,but that he was alive!He then listed 30 summary statements. We will review some of them here and in a following article and the number of each is his number. Jesus was reluctant to die! He had worked out a strategy of defense to repel the Jews. Because he wanted to remain alive!Its interesting to observe that he uses a book,the Bible,he does not believe in to try to prove his point! He bases this conclusion on the prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane,Matthew 26:39-42. Deedat is like most critics of the gospel in that they have no understanding of the whole counsel of God,i.e. His eternal purpose. Jesus shared the humanity of all mankind. (John 1:14). Therefore,He was tempted as we are,yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15). The Hebrew penman further proclaims that Jesus indeed died! (Hebrews 2:9). He beseeched God for help. With strong crying and tears for God Almighty to keep him alive.Jesus prayed for His Fathers will to be done. According to the eternal purpose to redeem mankind,Jesus became the sin-offering/sacrifice willingly as proclaimed by the prophets,for example,Psalm 22 and Isaiah 52,53. Supposed to be on the cross for only three hours. According to the system in vogue,no man could die by crucifixion in so short a time which means that even if he was fastened to the cross he was alive. Deedat completely ignores the scourging that Jesus endured before t he cross. (Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:16) ISBE states regarding s courging:So hideous was the punishment that the victim fainted and not rarely d ied under it.Of course,you noted the error in the hours on the cross. The other two His crossmateson t heir respective crosses were alive. So Jesus too,for the same period of time must be alive.Suppositions are now running wild. There is no evidence that the two thieves were scourged as Jesus or theye ndured a nights trial and other physical abuses. To compare the two to Jesus is like comparing apples and oranges. Encyclopedia Biblica under article crossColumn 960:says when the spearw as thrust-Jesus was alive.Now we know where Deedat gets his authority. The Holy S pirit clearly declared that Jesus was dead when they came with the intent to breakH is legs. Then a soldier pierced His side. (John 19:33-35 Thunderstorm,earthquake,and darkening of the sun all within three hours. To disperse the sadistic mob to enable his secretdisciples to help,keep him alive. Deedat then claims that Joseph of Arimathea came to take Jesus alive from the cross. A fellow Muslin writer Yahiya Emerick claims So in their anger theyp lotted to crucify him on a Roman cross. But Jesus slipped from their grip at the last moment,and all the while they thought they had succeeded. They were sure they killed him but God answered Jesusprayer and saved him from their scheme. Confusion overtook the mob and they might have killed the man who betrayed Jesus instead. In any case,Jesus escaped from their grasp.(quoted from a tract, Who Is Jesus? published by I.C.N.A.). All of this was supposed to have taken placed during the darkening of the sun. The tragedy of this discussion is that many who claim to be Christianhold the same doctrinal position as Muslin Deedat. The risen Messiah proclaimed through the pen of Paul boldly,And if Christ is not risen,then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes,and we are found false witnesses of God,because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ,whom He did not raise up if in fact the dead do not rise. And if the dead do not rise,then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen,your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable(First Corinthians 15:14-19). Amen. (To be continued). Frank Parker can be reach at frankparker27@gmail.com. Crucifixion or Crucifiction? Guest Column F rank Parker NEWS-SUN 385-6155 By JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated PressCOLUMBUS,Ohio State Supreme Court justices sparred with lawyers on Wednesday in a heated hour of arguments over the extent to which a now-fired public school science teacher had the right to push his religious beliefs in class. A lawyer for the school board that dismissed John Freshwater in 2011 said he waved a Bible at his students, handed out religious pamphlets and espoused creationism in his evolution lessons. Freshwater violated the constitutional separation between church and state and was rightfully fired,said David Smith,an attorney for the Mount Vernon School Board. Smith said Freshwater cant teach evolution from a Christian perspectivwithout violating constitutional protections against government establishment of religion. There is no academic freedom of the teacher to do that,Smith argued. This is not a case about industrial hemp. Its not a case about the Iraqi war. Political sociological viewpoint is something completely different. Freshwaters attorney,Rita Dunaway,said accounts of Freshwaters class conduct were exaggerated and he was exercising his academic freedom to explore controversial ideas. She said the boards decision to dismiss Freshwater showed hostility toward religion. The boards position basically boils down to the proposition that simply offering students evidence of the gaps or flaws in evolutionary theory is equal to religious indoctrination,she said. Dunaway said Freshwater had a laudable teaching record and his students scored well on standardized science tests. Freshwater was dismissed after investigators reported he preached Christian beliefs in class when discussing topics such as evolution and homosexuality and was insubordinate in failing to remove the Bible from his classroom. Justices appeared perplexed,at times irritated, about what lawyers believed was the legal issue before them. Justice Paul Pfeifer was incredulous when Smith argued that Freshwaters evolution class wouldnt have been covered under the school districts controversial-issues policy. So theres nothing controversial about evolution,he said. It is a theory,isnt it? Freshwater also had been accused of using a science tool to burn studentsarms with the image of a cross,but that allegation was resolved and was not a factor in his firing. Justices nevertheless pursued the issue on Wednesday, asking what role it played in Freshwater being investigated. Smith speculated that attention surrounding that incident was what prompted the school boards investigation into Freshwaters 21year career. The board,in its review, concluded Freshwater had used a high-frequency generator,which other teachers have used to demonstrate electrical current,to burn a cross onto a students arm. The cross lasted a few weeks. Ohio court spars with lawyers in school Bible case

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C M Y K By HILLEL ITALIE A P National WriterNEW YORK Novelist Toni Morrison,speakingW ednesday to dozens of Google employees holding laptops and smartphones, shared her vision for how she would turn the search engine leader into a literary character. s like a big,metal, claw-y machine in ransformers,she said,to much laughter,during a lunchtime gathering at Googles Manhattan offices. When there threatened, they turn into a little radio, they turn into a little car. And then after you pass them by they come up again. They can be anything and everything. The 82-year-old Nobel laureate was the latest,and most literary in memory,ofa long line of famous guests from Stephen Colbert to Lady Gaga who since 2005 have dropped in on Google Inc. in New York and the home offices in Mountain View,Calif. After her talk, she stayed on to take questions online,part of Googles Hangoutseries. Morrison,battling the flu and sniffling through much of the afternoon,was promoting the paperback edition of her novel Home, published last year. But she also chatted about technology,teaching and creativity. Most of the attendees were young enough to be her grandchildren,and she clearly enjoyed startling them with candid talk about what she likes in literature (please dont bore her with stories about dating) and about how to use sex in fiction. The first lesson:Forget boobs and butts. When you write about physical attraction,someonef alling in love,or making love,its just so relentlessly boring,she said. So why dont you do something different? When I wrote BelovedI had these guys watching Sethe (the main character) in a cornfield making love to this guy. You cant see her,they can see the tops of the corn, and then the language goes on. ... Its all about corn. And I had a guy say Ill never see corn the same way. Unlike Philip Roth,who announced recently he was done with fiction,Morrison has no plan to quit. She is working on a new novel but acknowledges shes having a hard time. The problem isnt the narrative itself but the time in which shes set the story the present,an era shes still trying to understand. Morrison,an early endorser of Amazon.coms Kindle reading device and the author of prize winners including Song of Solomon,said shes not a Luddite and does keep up with the Internet,enough so that she much prefers the nonfiction she reads on blogs to fiction. And she credited the Internet as an information resource. It shortens research enormously,months of time you would normally spend in libraries,just trying to read books,she said. She cited an example from her most recent novel, set in the 1950s. I was looking for documentation for who could not rent or buy property in Seattle,she said. And I knew black people couldnt,b ut I didnt have any real examples. But via Google I went through stuff and found these lease arrangements. But the digital age can still catch her off guard. When on-stage interviewer Torrence Boone,a Google managing director,casually mentioned that their discus-s ion would be replayed on the Internet,Morrison sounded as if caught in the act. ou heard me say all that stuff about corn and stuff? she asked. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 1, 2013Page 11B 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 00027043 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 00027361 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby:I m convinced my fathers wifek illed him and I dont know where to turn. He had foughtc omplications from quadruple bypass surgery for a few years,and had been in hos-p ice for months prior to his death. My siblings and I didt put all the pieces togeth-e r until afterward. Although Im sure Dad w as killed,based on facts and discussions with social workers,Im pretty sure itw as assisted suicide,which is illegal in most states, i ncluding the state where he lived. I feel cheated and angry at my fathers wife for not having the guts to talk to us about his plans,and Dadf or relying on her to tell us when she never had a good r elationship with any of us. Im also angry with myself for not stopping what I wit-n essed as it happened before my eyes. How could I have b een so blind? It has been several years now,and I still feel guilty f or letting it happen, although Im not sure how I could have stopped it. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Angry Son in Georgia D ear Angry Son: Im sorry for your pain and anger,emotions that are not uncommon when a loved one dies. But for your owns ake,accept that if your father had an advance health c are directive,and trusted his wife to carry it out,thens he was following his wishes. While todays medical interventions can prolong someones life,they can also prolong death. H ospice offers grief counseling for family members for a period of time after a death occurs,and you and your siblings should haver eceived some. It would have helped you to stop blaming the wife,and let go of any negative feelings so you could go on with your life. And that,I assure you, is what your father would have wanted. Dear Abby: My sister Marywas in a car accident when she was in her 20s that left her with some brain damage. She appears normal,but has trouble withi nterpersonal relations, boundaries and impulse control. Overall,her behavior varies from acceptable to belligerent. When she wase valuated by professionals years ago,our family was advised to set standards for her behavior as near to normal as possible. W hen we go to restaurants,Mary has a hard time deciding what to order,oftene ngaging the server in an uncomfortable,long conversation about the alternatives.W hen her meal arrives,she is rarely satisfied with her c hoice and makes a scene over her dissatisfaction to the server. If we try to inter-v ene,she becomes even more belligerent. S he looks forward to going out and we love her dearly. We would hate to exclude her from these family outings,but we dontk now what to do. Can you help? Impossible to D igest in Washington State Dear Impossible to Digest: Because you were t old to set standardsfor your sister as near to normal a s possible,thats what you should be doing. Before you take her out for a meal, e xplain to her what the ground rules are. If she acts out,do as you would with an unruly child and leave the restaurant until she regainsc ontrol of herself. Because of her impairment,she may need extra help with her menu choices. Luckily,many restaurantsn ow post their menus online. If you print one out and go o ver it with Mary,you might be able to make the processo f ordering easier for her. I cant promise it will work, but its certainly worth a try. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby atw ww.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. A bby 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 mailing address, plus check or m oney order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Son suspects dads death was an assisted suicide Dear Abby By BOB GARVER F ilm critic Snitchis the epitome of a star vehicle. In this case the star is Dwayne Johnson. There is no reason to see Snitchother thanD wayne Johnson. Ive seen some movies lately that offer zero reasons to see them,so its fair to say that Dwayne Johnson is bettert han nothing. Still,this movie was made entirely as an excuse to put Johnsons face on a vaguely thrilling poster and get his fans intoa theater to see something, a nything,starring their champion. I f I could describe the mood of the film in one word,it would be wor-r ied. Johnsons character John Matthews worries a bout his son Jason (Rafi Gavron),who has been arrested on a drug charge that carries a 10-year prison sentence. The rest of thef amily worries about Jason too. John worries as he m eets with a crusty prosecutor (Susan Sarandon wont lift a finger for Jasonu nless she gets some leads on some bigger criminals. S o John goes undercover for the DEA to catch drug dealers,which means heh as to worry about being discovered as a snitch. He learns that a dangerous cart el knows where he lives. Now he has to worry about t he rest of his family. He enlists the help of a friend named Daniel (Jon Bernthal) to get him a meeting with a drug lord( Michael K. Williams) and we get some scenes of Daniel worrying about his and his familys safety. When it begins to look like John is in danger,the other characters worrya bout him. Jason is worried himself,of course,but hes taking too many prison b eatings in the present to worry much about the f uture. Naturally its the bad guys who dont do a whole lot of worrying. It was probably all the scenes of worry that attract-e d Johnson to the part. Hes clearly trying to prove that hes more than just an action star and I imagine he saw the vulnerable character as an opportunity to stretch as an actor. W e see early on that he can handle emotional,dram atic scenes. And then we see him handle a similar e motional,dramatic scene. And another and another. Yes hes good in these scenes and yes there different from the types ofs cenes he usually plays,but theres very little variety in t hese scenes relative to each other. I cannot stress how disapp ointed you will be if you go into Snitchexpecting a n action movie. Johnson loses the films only fistfight to a bunch of punksa nd drives away from a cartel shootout. All we really get is a crummy car chase a t the end that was seemingly tacked in when someb ody realized that the film was unforgivably short on car chases. The release of Snitch coincides with DwayneJ ohnsons return to pro wrestling as the ever-popular WWE Superstar known as The Rock. The Rock even won the WWE Championship back in January. I m writing this article on the night of the Oscars,and i t occurs to me how similar wrestling titles are to A cademy Awards. Both are symbols that recognize the holder as the greatest in their field. But neither really,objectively means any-t hing. Neither is actually earned by besting competit ion,but rather awarded by a tiny group of ones peers based on whatever criteriat hey choose. Both easily have the potential to be d evalued; a wrestling title if its put on a wimp,an Oscar if its awarded to a ham or ah ack. Dwayne The Rock Johnson should be satisfied w ith his wrestling titles, because I dont see him w inning an Oscar anytime soon. I know he means well with Snitch,but the film is monotonous and uninteresting. Snitch is rated PG-13 for drug content and sequences of violence. Its running time is 112 minutes. Contact Bob Garver at r rg251@nyu.edu. Snitch is monotonous and uninteresting Dwayne Johnsons role as a worrisome father is not enough to make Snitch interesting. He shares this scene with Barry Pepper (left Movie Review Snitch Rating: PG-13 Running time: 112 minutes Review: (of 5 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Toni Morrison talks to Google about creativity

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C M Y K LIVING 12BNews-Sun Friday, March 1, 2013 BYJANJARVISFort Worth Star-Telegramn less you live on another planet or under a rock,you probably know by now how important exercise is to overall fitness and heart health. It is a message that is hard to escape these days. There is plenty of research to suggest that exercise canr educe the risk of heart disease,stroke and some canc ers. It can also help lower high blood pressure and lift your mood. And it has been shown to improve selfesteem and help with weight loss. Yet despite the many studies backing the role exercise plays in heart health,a lot of adults arent listening. Two-thirds of them are considered overw eight and one-third fall into the obese category with a body mass index over 30. For many,getting fit and healthy might seem like an unachievable goal,but experts say you dont have to spend hours at the gym to s ee the benefits of exercise. A minimum of 30 minutes of cardio exercise can do the trick. It doesnt matter what type,as long as you do it, said Dr. Daniel Clearfield, Cowtown Medical director and a sports medicine and primary-care physician. Ideally,you should do it five days a week,but even t wo is beneficial. Casual exercising is not going to do the trick,said Dr. Benjamin Levine,director of the Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. It has to be something that you are committed to doing on a regular basis. Exercise should be part of hygiene,just like brushing your teeth,said Levine, who is also a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Running and swimming are excellent. But cycling, walking on a treadmill or working out on an elliptical can also be beneficial. Even yoga or tai chi can make a difference if the workout is strenuous enough to elevate y our heart rate. Any combination of endurance exercises that get the large muscle groups moving is going to get results. Whatever exercise you choose,you should be moving enough to produce a sweat. Runners should be m oving at a clip that is fast enough to make talking possible but not easy. A Zumbac lass can get you the same results,if you are moving fast enough. Anything that gets your heart rate up,makes you sweat a little and makes you short of breath,Levine said. To improve your overall health and keep your ticker pumping effectively,add strength and stretching exercises to a cardio routine one or two days a week. Yoga is g reat for stretching,and you can build strength with or without the use of weights. Commit to exercising regularly and your body will respond. The heart is a muscle,so you want to strengthen it, but you also want to tone the arteries around the heart, just like you would tone your arms,Clearfield said. When you work your biceps,youll find it easier to lift things,he said. Its the same thing with your heart. With regular exercise,the h eart starts pumping more efficiently and your stamina improves. That can pay off i n big ways. If someone is sedentary and one day has to run hard to catch a bus,he may end up having a heart attack, Levine says,as an example. But for someone who is fit,thats barely a blip,he said. Although the younger y ou start exercising,the better,you are never too old to g et into shape. Someone who is really committed to fitness when they are young could have a heart that is as youthful as a 30-year-old later in life. If you start at 70,you wont be able to protect against arteriosclerosis,but you can protect your heart against sudden death and s ee the health benefits of regular exercise,such as lower blood pressure, Levine said. It takes about six weeks to start seeing an improvement in physical fitness,but the payoff continues over a l ifetime,Clearfield said. Exercise is great at c ombating obesity and keeping the heart healthy,he said. In the long run that c an mean more years of life. PHOTOS BY KHAMPAH BOUAPHANH/FORT WORTH START-TELEGRAM/MCT Knowing your heart rate will help you know how hard to push yourself when working out. If youre just starting to exercise,youll find y our heart has to work hard to k eep up with your bodys needs f or oxygen and blood. Then,the m ore you work out,the more efficient your aerobic system will get,and the more you will need to challenge yourself. The easiest way to measure your heart rate is to wear a monitor. You can also go online and find a calculator at sites such as www.mayoclinic.org One easy method is to subtract your age from 220 (226 for women) to calculate your m aximum heart rate. Then find your training zones based ont hat number. Here is another option:1.Find your heartbeat on the carotid artery in your neck by placing your index finger on the side of your neck,between the middle of your collarbone and your jaw line.2 .C ount the beats for a full 60 seconds or count for six seconds and add a zero at the end.3.The longer you count,the more accurate the reading.TRAINING ZONESHealthy heart zone (warmup) 50-60 percent of maximum heart rate:This zone helps decrease body fat,blood pressure and cholesterol. The percent of fat calories burned is 85 percent. Fitness zone (fat-burning) 60-70 percent of maximumh eart rate:This zone is more intense and burns more total calories. The percent of fat calories is still 85 percent. Aerobic zone (endurance training) 70-80 percent of maximum heart rate:This zone will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system and increase the strength of your heart. A naerobic zone (performance training) 80-90 percent of maximum heart rate:In this zone,your endurance improves and you will be able to fight fatigue. Youll burn more calories,15 percent from fat. MCT Source: The Whartons Cardio-Fitness Book by Jim and Phil WhartonHeartbeat 101Many people do not measure their own pulse during exercise because t hey are unable to do it easily, effectively or accurately.Two good pulse pointsInner wristtoward thumb Feel with index and middle fingertips of right hand (left if you are left-handed) and press gently Throato n left side of neck (right s ide if you are left-handed), j ust behind windpipe We asked three fitness pros from a Fort Worth,Texas,YMCA to demonstrate three ways to kick off a healthy routine that includes cardio,strength and stretching.STRETCHINGYoga is one of the best ways to stretch the body,but a lot of people steer clear of this type of exercise because they are afraid it is just too hard to get into those pretzel-like poses. But you dont have to be limber like a rubber band to benefit from yoga. Poses can be modified, and most teachers are more than willing to do what it takes to make yoga accessible. Yoga is all about focusing on your mat and not worrying about how flexible your neighbor is. The best way to enjoy the many hearthealthy benefits of yoga,including stress reduction and lower blood pressure,is to just do it. oga is how you get flexible, said Lisa Rodriguez,a trainer and instructor at the YMCA. You dont have to start off flexible to do it. Two to try at least twice a week:1. Downward-facing dog(Watch your dog stretch for hints on how to do this)What it does:Strengthens shoulders and back. Stretches hamstrings and calves.What to remember:Breathe through your nose. Keep your core muscles tight,your spine long and your shoulders down. Kneel on all fours with your hands providing support and your fingers spread like starfish. Lift your hips so your tailbone is pointed toward the ceiling. Your body should be in an upside-down V shape. Shoulders should be down. Your hands and feet should be your foundation. If your hamstrings are less flexible,you can bend your knees to lift your hips up and back. Listen to your body, and only stretch as far as you are comfortable.2. Side gateWhat it does:Increases strength,balance and flexibility. Opens hips.What to remember:Maintain your alignment so you dont injure your rotator cuff. From all fours,turn toward one side,bend one leg and use it for support. Raise the other leg,pushing the heel forward and keeping it flexed. Raise your arm to the ceiling,keeping your hand and shoulder aligned,fingers spread. Hold the position for a few seconds.STRENGTH3. LungeWhat it does:Strengthens glutes,thighs and calves.What to remember:Keep your knee behind your toes when bending. Standing tall,step forward with one leg,bending at the knee. Drop the other leg toward the floor,then slowly return to starting position. Repeat on the other side,working up to 12 reps. If this is too easy, try holding light weights in each hand.4. PushupWhat it does:Strengthens chest,triceps and shoulders.What to remember:Keep core muscles tight. Start on all fours with your spine in a neutral position and hands spread wide apart. Drop toward the floor,keeping your spine straight. Repeat.CARDIO5. RunningWhat it does:Improves endurance,stamina and heart health.What to remember:Start off slowly and gradually build up. You need to walk fast or run about 30 minutes five times a week for heart health. For fitness,you need to move fast enough to sweat for 30 minutes. For interval training,alternate between 1 to 2 minutes of running at 85 percent of your maximum heart rate and 2 to 3 minutes at 65 percent of your maximum heart rate. Repeat for up to 30 minutes. Jan JarvisU 1 2 3 4 5 Its never too late to work for your heart