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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Ever since 1989, Harvard professor Richard Forman has brought a group of his undergraduate students to the Archbold Biological Station for a week each year. The young people are his tutorial class of Environmental Studies and Public Policy. The approach is an interdisciplinary examination of the intersection between humans and the land. Students spend the majority of their time visiting the Lake Placid area and learning about the lay of the land. They meet dozens of people to talk about the strengths and challenges in the community. For example,students noticed in their disBy CAROL KLINE News-Sun correspondentSEBRING With a sincere passion for art along with a degree in teaching, Rhoda Ross sharest hat passion with children as an art t eacher in a classroom setting.M oreover,she has found time,to utilize her skills in both art and in teaching to become a successfula uthor of a book for children titled,A Wildflower for All Seasons. Ross enjoys teaching b oth art as well as language arts at Sebring Middle School. She holds a teaching degree for kindergarten through sixth grade from Florida Atlantic U niversity,and has a masters in teaching from Southeastern University at Lakeland. Four of Rosss masters classes focused on visual arts, drama,theater,and dance b eing used in classroom settings,thus the interactive n ature of her book. Whether in a classroom s etting or at home,the book facilitates times of dancing,movement,sharing feelings,singing to the windand other t ypes of child-like performingto act out their emotions and their needs. Wild Flower,the main character in t he book,AWildflower for All Seasons, decides she does not want to wither away NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 35 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 81 62C omplete Forecast PAGE A14 Partly sunny and pleasant F orecast Question: Do you think the U.S. government would ever seize money from private bank accounts like is being considered in Cyprus? Next question: Home sales are up and unemployment is down. Do you think the economy is truly recovering? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Hortense Newsome Age 80, of Sebring Obituaries, Page A5 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 67.4% No 32.7% Total votes: 98 ClassifiedsA11 Community BriefsA2 Dear AbbyB13 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB12 Local Golf NewsB4 Lottery NumbersA2 Movie Review/TimesB13 Places to WorshipB5 ReligionB5 Sports On TVB2 Sudoku PuzzleB13 Unknown SoldiersA2 Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun andRivalry routH arris leads Lake P lacid to shutout of AP SPORTS, B1Deadly wreck in Polk2 0-year-old woman from Lake P lacid killed in Polk crash PAGEA 2 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, goal front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 3 3 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges District Board of Trustees narrowed the field of presidential candidates to four Tuesday evening. The incoming president will replace longtime SFSC President Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr.,who announced his retirement in the fall. Stephens will remain as the leader of the college until June 30. Trustee Ken Lambert, head of the Presidential Screening Committee, revealed the names of the four finalists:Dr. Marie Gnage,Dr. John Holdnak, Dr. Thomas Leitzel and Dr. Paul Nagy. Gnage is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her doctor of philosophy degree in American literature. Gnage also earned a master of arts from Southwestern Louisiana University and a bachelor of science from Alcorn University. Gnage currently serves as president at the University of West Virginia at Parkersburg. Holdnak is the executive vice chancellor of the Florida College System. Holdnak holds a doctorate of education from the University of West Florida,a master of science from Florida State University (Panama City) and a bachelor of SFSC search down to 4 New president should be selected by April 20 Stephens News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR One portable classroom was destroyed and another damaged in a fire at Fred Wild Elementary School early Wednesday morning. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comS EBRING Investigations into a fire early Wednesday morning on the Fred Wild Elementary School cam-p us are under way. The schools fire alarms b egan going off at approximately 2:40 a.m. and continued until about 3 a.m.,a ccording to FWE Principal Laura Waldron. A portable trailer, which had previously been used as a classroom,was f ully engulfed by flames. A second portable was damaged due to the initial fire,but no other buildings suffered any damages. Myself,Mr. (Wally) Cox and other administrat ors were all called about 3 a.m.,Waldron said Wednesday morning. U pon Waldrons arrival, the Sebring Fire D epartment along with DeSoto City Fire Department,West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department and Sebring PoliceD epartment were all on the scene. S tate Fire Marshal investigator Raymond Miles Davis was on thes cene for a large part of the morning. The State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire of the two portables. One s ustained major damage. The other sustained heat and water damage from News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Rhoda Ross reads to youngsters Linda Saraniti (from left), Chyanne Carroll and Camdon Carroll on Wednesday afternoon at the Lake Placid Public Library. Ross was reading from a childrens book she wrote and illustrated called A Wildflower for all Seasons. Local teachers book teaches kids about courage, inspiration Live without shadows See ROSS,page A6 See SFSC,page A5 PA GEB14 Fire destroys portable at Fred Wild Elementary See FIRE,page A6 F ire alarms w ent off at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday Students envision future for Lake Placid News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY One of the visiting students shows a suggested network of pedestrian and bicycle paths connecting Lake Placid. Barbara Stewart hopes to see Formans class before the county commission in the future. If we had taken them to the county (before), think how much money and heartburn wed have saved, she said. See HARVARD,page A7


C M Y K While looking into the eyes of two young Marines during a Feb. 23 ceremonyh onoring their fallen brother in arms,I could see the war i n Afghanistan. While some say the conflict is winding down,itw ill never be over for these patriots,who saw their f riend die less than a year ago. The two Marines,Preston a nd Mike,made the nearly 600-mile trip from North Carolinas Camp Lejeune to the small town of Leesburg, Ga.,to comfort the family ofL ance Cpl. Steve Sutton. The 24-year-old Marine was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistans HelmandP rovince on May 26,2012. Steve Sutton was my b rother,Preston said. Throughout the emotional c eremony,the Marines stood beside Gene Sutton,the fallen Marines father,who had his arms around both young men when a statue wasu nveiled to honor Steve. When I spoke with the grieving father before the event,he was overcome with emotion. I raised him myself, Gene said through tears. The elder Sutton spoke about his sons success as a high school and junior college offensive lineman who later volunteered to transfer his athletic prowess from the football field to the battlefield. While immensely proud of all Steve accomplished,Gene misses his son dearly and knew getting through the days events would be a struggle. I dont know how Im going to make it through h earing them play Taps, he said. J ust as they were there for Steve during his final hours, Preston and Mike were there for their fellow Marines dad. If theres anything anybody can do for Steve,it would be to continue this support and to support his family,Preston said. Thats what he would want. Big Steve,as the burly Marine was nicknamed,will a lways be in the hearts of his loved ones and those who served alongside him. But he also managed to inspire people who never got the chancet o meet him. I feel as if I knew him well,Col. Donald Davis, commanding officer of the nearby Marine CorpsL ogistics Base Albany,said. s present here with us not only in spirit,but in the eyes of those of you who raised him and influenced him through his life. Colonel Davis spoke of what it takes for young men and women to leave home and spend many months in faraway places like Afghanistan,where thousands of U.S. troops still serve more than eleven years after the 9/11 attacks. alking among you and speaking to each of you,as well as (Stevs) family andf riends,I see character, Davis said. I see the attribu tes needed for a good Marine:patriotism,hard work and a compassion thatt ruly reflects a concept beyond oneself. T hese noble qualities could also be seen in Steves fellow Marines. As I met b oth warriors and thanked them for their service,I couldnt help but wonder what both had been through.I cant imagine what its like t o lose a close friend,especially during the chaos and confusion of combat. Despite pain that had to be extraordinary,bothM arines addressed the more than 300 people who stood o utside on a damp,chilly afternoon outside the LeeC ounty Courthouse. When both Marines spoke,the hand of Stevs father,who was again overcome with emotion,rested on theirs houlders. He influenced my life, Preston said. Im glad to see that there are still people in America that will show upa nd honor people that fight and serve. Page A2News-SunFriday, March 22, 2013www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 March 20 71123303547x:2Next jackpot $13 millionMarch 16 1624273353x:5 March 13 153034444749x:5 March 20 1517192335 March 19 111132530 March 18 1220252630 March 17 16112131 March 20 (n 9643 March 20 (d 9926 March 19 (n 3735 March 19 (d 7825 March 20 (n 084 March 20 (d 543 March 19 (n 983 March 19 (d 780 March 19 121223420 March 15 1352615 March 12 31019207 March 8 142122399 March 20 1314174354 PB: 15Next jackpot $320 millionMarch 16 37214453 PB: 16 March 13 59283238 PB: 29 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Benefit ride planned SaturdaySEBRING The Sons o f AmVets Post 21 in Sebring are planning a Ride Benefit to support the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project in Germany onS aturday. Active duty veterans who are sick,injured or wounded at War in Iraq,Iran and Afghanistan (any veteran inw ar time),are cared for at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany,before returning to battle or sent home. Our efforts are to support thisp roject with supplies (toiletries,clothing,etc.) that are badly needed. All pro-c eeds from this benefit go directly to Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. T he event will be held on Saturday at the AmVets P ost in Sebring. The founder of this organization is planning to attend thise vent and there will be a special guest appearance by f ormer American Idol contestant Shelby Dressel,an Avon Park native. You do not need a motorcycle to enter thisR ide Benefit. Registration is $10 per person to i nclude a continental breakfast,lunch provided at all three AmericanL egion Posts and dinner when the Riders return to t he AmVets Post. There will be a 42-inch TV to raffle,door prizes a nd a 50/50 raffle. Tax deductible donations can be made by check payable directly to Landstuhl Hospital Care Project( L.H.C.P.) and mailed to the AmVets Post 21 at 623 U.S. 27 S.,Sebring,FL 33870; please mark attention:Sons of AmVets.Take a test drive to help APHSA VON PARK Ford Motor Company and Bill Jarrett Ford are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of Avon ParkH igh School art,chorus, drama and music as part of the Drive One 4 UR School program. Members of the local A von Park community will have the opportunity to raise money for the Fine Arts program by test driving a Ford,Lincoln or Mercury vehicle. The oneday event takes place from9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Saturday a t Bill Jarrett Ford,1305 U.S. 27 North,Avon Park, north of Walmart. The test drive lasts approximately five min-u tes. Ford Motor Company and Bill Jarrett Ford will donate $20 to Avon Park High School for every person from a unique house-h old who test drives a 2013 Ford vehicle,including the new Ford Escape. The organization will be using the proceeds for materialsa nd experiences for the fine arts classes and students. Participants must be 18 o r older and have a valid drivers license. Limit one test drive per household.Two shows at Under The Oaks Opry this weekendS EBRING Under The Oaks Opry will host March b irthday celebrations at 7 p.m. tonight and an early Easter Sunday celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Come out for some c ountry,bluegrass,blues and gospel music,hosted b y G.W. Saunders This is an inside family venue (no alcohol allowed) at 3501B eck Ave. in Sebring. Call Ken 863-253-0771 of find U nder The Oaks Opry on Facebook.McClure to tell stories at LP Library todayLAKE PLACID S toryteller Ginger McClure will present stories from her grandmother at the next Brown Bag Speakers series presentation at noon todayi n the Lake Placid Memorial Library confere nce room. The retired childrens l ibrarian from Lake Placid Memorial Library,McClure will share the colorful stories told by her grandmother,who was born in 1888i n the Florida Panhandle. The audience is invited to bring a brown bag lunch for the hour-long presentation. The final presentationo f this years series is April 5 and will be a panel disContinued on page A5 Photo by Tom Sileo A memorial statue was unveiled to honor fallen Lance Cpl. Steve Sutton on Feb. 23 in Leesburg, Ga. The 24-year-old Marine was killed in Afghanistan on May 26, 2012. For some, the war in Afghanistan will never be over News-Sun staffLAKE WALES A 20-year-old Lake Placid woman was killed and a 21-year-old Lake Placidm an was injured in a three-car crash in Polk County Wednesday after-n oon. According to the Polk County Sheriffs Office,S uleyka Najera of Lake Placid was killed and J effrey Harris of Lake Placid was injured when the car Harris was drivingc rossed the median on U.S. 27 near Cypress G ardens Boulevard at around 5:55 p.m. A 2001 Nissan fourdoor car was heading southbound ... about 1,000f eet north of the intersection with CR 540 ( Cypress Gardens Blvd) when for unknown reasons the driver lost controla nd the car crossed the median and entered into t he southbound lanes,a PCSO press release said. Harriscar struck a 2 013 Nissan SUV that was headed north,causing the SUV to flip. A 2006 Saturn Vue,which was also headed north,then hitH arriscar causing great damage to both vehicles and instantly killing the front seat passenger of the Nissan car,the releases aid. It appears she was not w earing her seat belt, PCSO spokespersonC arrie Eleazer wrote in an email. It is unclear at this time if the driver of the car she was in,Jeffrey Harris,was wearing hiss eatbelt. All four of the other people involved in the crash were wearing their seat belts. Harris was taken to L akeland Regional Medical Center. The occupants of the Nissan SUV,driver 39year-old Raquel Fox of Reunion and her 16-yearold son,Rashad Fox,were taken to Heart of Florida Hospital. Royce Pierson,81,of Lake Wales was driving the Saturn. He and his wife,79-year-old Constance Pierson,were also taken to LRMC. Charges are pending. Local woman killed in Polk Co. crash By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Local fire union president Ross Edmonds was arrested for domestic battery by strangulation,a felony,on Tuesday. Edmonds has been at the center of the ongoing tensions between the City of Sebring and the union negotiations over the past year. SFD Chief Brad Batz confirmed Thursday around noon that the union president was indeed the center of a new controversy. I just learned of this today,Batz said. It is an unfortunate situation,but we do have a Danniel Ross Edmonds employed here (at the fire department). I do not know all the details because, again,ve just learned of this recently,but Im getting together with HR (human resources) to see what the protocol is. Edmonds was booked at 12:30 a.m. into the Highlands County Sheriffs Office jail; he was released on a $10,000 bond at 10:19 a.m. on March 19. City Administrator Scott Noethlich was unable to be reached for comment regarding Edmondsemployment with the City of Sebrings Fire Department Thursday, however Batz stated that as of Thursday early afternoon, Edmonds was employed as a firefighter. Fire union leader charged with felony See WAR,page A6 TALLAHASSEE (APwmakers are moving ahead with a new plan for restoration of the Everglades. A Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would keep intact an existing tax on farmers until 2036. The money from the tax will be used to help pay for restoration projects. The legislation (SB 768 spending $32 million a year for the next 10 years. The bill has the backing of environmental groups and sugar farmers. The House is scheduled to debate a similar bill Thursday. The measure is backed by Gov. Rick Scott since it carries out the agreement that he negotiated with the federal government. Lawmakers set to OK Everglades restoration plan


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page A3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/22/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 7 7 8 8 News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS The Springtime on the Mall Festival, which always offers a wide selection of arts and crafts t o enjoy, kicks off today in Avon Park. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Today the City of Charm sparkles andh ums,the 34th annual Springtime on the Mall kicks o ff at 9 a.m. with the fun, food and specialty shopping go on until 4 p.m. Saturday ith appens all over again. According to Julie Diaz, p resident of the citys chamber of commerce,92 vendors will offer a wide variety of arts and crafts and everything from sno-cones to kettle corn to hamburgers,and more,for sale. M any non-profits will be fund raising. For example, t he Rotary Clubs now legendary pancake breakfast outside Auto Options starts at7 a.m. Saturday. The festival is a family e vent,Diaz said. Like last year,a kids activity center will be cordoned off,with things like bounce houses and small art projects to keep young people busy. The Depot Museum will b e open with displays. Music is a big part of the f estival,Diaz added,with lots of live performances, including bluegrass bands,att he Veterans Memorial on the Mall. We hope everybody comes out and has a good time,Diaz said. Springtime on the Mall to have 92 vendors S pecial to the News-SunThe Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County announces the sponsorship of the After-School Nutrition Program,a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. Thisp rogram is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and suppers to children in afterschool programs. Snacks and suppers are available at no separate charge to the children at 217 Gwen Hill St. in Avon Park and 111 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Sebring. I n accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy,this institut ion is prohibited from discriminating on the b asis of race,color,national origin,sex,age o r disability. To file a complaint of discrimination,write U SDA,Director,Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll-free (866 9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800800 (SpanishA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Kids can get meals after school B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Golden Corral will be returning to Sebring soon,if concerns regarding the location of the restaurant can bew orked out. Representatives from Golden Corral Larry Weiland and Buzz Shiner presented the Sebring CityC ouncil with maps and layouts of the proposed restaurant during Tuesdays meet-i ng. Weiland is familiar with the City of Sebring and wasa member of management for the Lake Placid location o f the buffet-style restaurant when it opened its doors over 20 years ago. d like to see a 2013 opening that will employee 6 0 to 65 new employees in this area,said Weiland. The site chosen for the proposed restaurant is somewhat of a problem,h owever. The parcel of land next to the Sebring water t ower and Sebring Fire Department substation on U.S. 27 across from LakeJ ackson comes with a couple of stipulations. A n ordinance is in place that regulates space surrounding the water tower, k nown as the area of exclusion. It calls for a 100or 200-foot distance from the center of the tower. In one mock-up of the layout,ther estaurant sits on the north end of the two-acre plot. A small sliver of the back of the restaurant would be in the area of exclusion ands everal of the parking spaces would also be in the restricted area. Council members debate d moving the restaurant to the opposite side of the plot,the more southern side,however the restaurant representatives held a pref-e rence for the original layout. Does the city have any anticipated use for this property?council memberS cott Stanley asked. Marty Roepstorff,utilities director for the City ofS ebring,reminded the council of the possibility of building a storage unit ont hat property,though the project,and the need for it, h ave yet to been given an exact designation. Mayor George Hensley s uggested that an appraisal be done on the property b efore taking any further action. Hensley suggested that the cost of the appraisal be carried by the restaurant and refunded back tot he Golden Corral corporation in the event they c hange their minds about the development. What the mayor sugg ested seems fair to me, Weiland said. I f the ordinance regarding the area of exclusion could be tweaked to allow t he building and the parking lots to be built in the proposed space,the restaurant would be built before the end of the year. C ouncil passed the appraisal of the property and gave a go-ahead for the next step of the project proposal with a 3-1 vote.C ouncilman John Clark cast the dissenting vote. Council OKs next step for Golden Corral restaurant By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Council members were full of questionsf ollowing a presentation and proposal for the installation of a compressed natural gas (CNG The presentation was lead by Bill Hancock of Chesapeake Utilities in Polk County. Hancock explained the vision of the people behind the project and its importance in the future of transportation. CNG is 80 percent cleaner,200 percent safer,30 percent less expensive than gas and diesel,Hancock explained. According to Hancock,the proposed site for the CNG station would be near the intersection of U.S. 27 and State Road 66,about fourtenths of a mile down S.R. 66,near the Tradewinds facility. The domestic fuel would serve future vehicle engines more efficiently according to Hancock. Many of the longhaul and heavy-duty vehicles have recently made the switch to CNG rather than continuing the long tradition of diesel. There are currently 40 natural gas waste trucks on the road in Tampa. WSI, which owns Choice Waste now,has made the change over to these new trucks...There are already a few CNG stations in the area, one in Clearwater and we have two coming up soon in Orlando and in Plant City, said Hancock. After speaking with one of Highlands Countys major money making markets, Hancock has gotten verbal interest into the proposed CNG station. ve spoken to representatives in the citrus industry. These representatives stated that they have about 10 trucks that would becomeC NG trucks. I cant call it a done deal yet,but they said to me that they have an interest in this technology,Hancock said. Hancock also has plans to reach out to the Highlands County School District transportation department. Other counties have already jumped on board with CNG-compatible school bus engines and with the soon-to-be released Cummins 8.7-liter engine it could be a real possibility of gaining a second local customer. Traditional garbage and waste trucks use more than 10,000 gallons a year in fuel. With the CNG move,these same trucks will be able to use a lot less fuel and theoretically reduce the amount of pollution being released into the air. The CNG station,if approved and developed, would be for customers whose vehicles are equipped with CNG engines and are granted temporary decals. These decals will serve as a pass at the unmanned station; credit and debit cards would be needed to fuel up vehicles. I think that this is an exciting opportunity. I think it would benefit the community greatly as well as the customers. If the station is built in 2013,a $30,000 tax credit could be awarded and we anticipate having the station pumping fuel in 2013, Hancock said. No action was taken on the presentation. Council members are likely to hear another presentation and proposal before taking any such action on the item. CNG fueling station proposed in Sebring J ERUSALEM (AP President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned appeal Thursday for Israel to recognize that compro-m ise will be necessary to achieve lasting security and to take steps to reverse an undertoof international isolation thati s worsened by its failure to make peace with the Palestinians. Militants again underscored Israes vulnerability by firing rockets into a southernb order town. Obama declared anew t hat Israeli expansion of housing settlements in disputed territory onlyh inders chances for fruitful negotiations with the P alestinians,but he did not say as he has in the past that they must be halted. Reminding an audience o f Israeli university students that the United S tates is their countrys best friend and most important ally,Obamas aid the U.S. will never back down on its commitm ent to Israels defense, particularly against threats such as the onep osed by Iran and its nuclear program. As long as there is a U nited States of America, you are not alone,he told a packed audience of university students who erupted frequently with applause and standing ovations at Jerusalemsc onvention center The applause continued even as Obama stressed that Israel must make peace with the Palestinians if it is to ensure its survival andl ong-term viability as a Jewish homeland. O bama to I sraelis: c ompromise f or peace


C M Y K Thats what John Hawthorn said in a recent letter to our publisher,Romania Washington. Hawthorne is thee xecutive director of Habitat for Humanity,Highlands C ounty. This has to change, Hawthorne said. (Our veter-a ns) selfless service requires our attention and a willingness t o provide them with a hand upfrom a grateful community, state and nation. Habitat,said Hawthorne,is launching an initiative toa ddress this growing problem as part of Habitats overall m ission of eliminating substandard housing throughout Highlands County. We can and must do something to reverse the alarming n umber of veterans who are finding it increasingly difficult to find jobs and/or adequate shelter. Hawthorne did not simply p lead. His letter outlined a firsts tep plan: 1. Convene a meeting of interested parties. 2 Meet with area leaders for opportunities to acquire and r ehabilitate foreclosed properties. 3. Educate business on tax credit and other programs that are available for tax relief ond onated funds and/or materials. 4. Meet with government e ntities and housing agencies at the local,state,and federal levels to determine availabilityo f resources. 5. Develop a capital camp aign to solicit donors. 6. Reach out to veterans a gencies. 7. Develop an outreach program,complete with an action plan and achievable goals. The News-Sun strongly e ndorses this initiative. Not only does it address a great need and moral debt,but it does so in a thoughtful,practical way that has a real chance of success. We urge the com-m unity to unite in finding a sustainable solution. We know and understand the incredible economic challenges faced by government,n on-profits and the business community,Hawthorne said i n closing his letter,ut we at Habitat believe we,as a community,have an obligation to pool our resources to help those veterans who have servedu s well and asked nothing in return. N o one could say it any better. The first round table meeti ng is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the countys Veterans Services O ffice at 7209 S. George Blvd. Please RSVP Sarah Pallone, H abitats director of development,at 385-7156 or at spall one@habitathighlands.org/. TODAYSEDITORIAL EDITORIAL& OPINION Page A4News-SunFriday, March 22, 2013www.newssun.com 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516editor@newssun.com D AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com Housing veterans should be a priority There are over 20,000 veterans in H ighlands County,of which at least 105 are homeless. Several hundred more are living in substandard and/or unaffordable housing conditions. Lets see:So far weve witnessed hyper-partisanship,President Barack Obamas poll numbers plunge eight points,less than three in 10 saying they view Republicans favorably, Republicans showing barely disguised contempt towards Obama,Democratic liberals worrying Obama will cave, former Vice President Dick Cheney embracing the use of torture,Sarah Palin getting media mileage snark,Ann Coulter calling Bill Clinton a forcible rapist,and Democrats dreaming of Hillary Clinton in the White House. So you thought this would be different than 2009? But,yes,weve already learned some lessons about politics 2013. A few of them: 1. Barack Obama is no wiz at governing. After his 2008 Presidential election victory,some of Obamas political team members moved on and Obama was left to govern. Obama as President was far less sure-footed and nimble in responding,and not half as tough on his foes,as he was during his campaign. As time went on it seemed that Congressional Republicans were a step ahead of him and more cut-throat Machiavellian. You get some of the same sense now. Hes no FDR. 2. Republican rebranding is failing. The CPAC meeting produced clips of a member seemingly defending slavery, plus other sound bites that will turn off independent and moderate voters. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebuss impressive GOPs post election autopsycalled for a more inclusive compassionate conservatism party.The National Journals Charlie Cook says the GOP now has two choices:change or go over the cliff.Guess which way it seems to be heading? Senate Republicans may further hurt the party among Latinos by trying to politically dismember Obamas pick for Labor Secretary,Tom Perez. The Washington Posts Greg Sargent says the campaign against him... will make the effort to block Chuck Hagel look like a knitting seminar. Given Thomas Perezs background as the son of Dominican immigrants,plus his role running the Justice Departments civil rights division,this isnt going to make the RNCs outreachto Latinos any easier. 3. Sarah Palin remains an acquired partisan taste. Her tiresome jokes at CPAC about Obama and a teleprompter (one report says she used one for her speech),her joke about Obama needing a background check,and her drinking a Slurpee to mock attempts to control big sugary drinks,only impressed Republicans. Palin is to thoughtful politics what a Slurpee is to wine. In naming her one of the losersat CPAC,Mediaites AJ Delgado wrote: Perhaps one should add all conservativesunder the CPAC losers list for, the longer we provide a platform for Palin,the more we all,by association, go down with the sinking,embarrassing ship. S.O.S. Please,stop the Palin insanity. 4. Mitt Romney may have been forgiven by many Republicans,but they want to distance themselves from him almost as much as they want to distance themselves from George W. Bush. 5. Jeb Bush is off to an awful start if hes running:his book tour was rocky, his CPAC speech fizzled,more damning information came out about how his brothers Iraq war was misrepresented to the American people,and Bush family booster Karl Rove is on the political skids. 6. The partys craftiest national politician is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Hes young enough to run in 2020 if someone else goes down in 2016 GOP defeat. 7. Hillary Clinton is well-positioned to run with her endorsement of gay marriage that went further than Obamas. 8. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the now the undisputed darling of the partys growing libertarian wing. And he supports comprehensive immigration reform. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He has appeared on cable news show political panels and is Editor-inChief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for independents, centrists and moderates. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com and can be booked to speak at your event at www.mavenproductions.com/. Opinions are those of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. What weve learned so far in 2013 politics ve been assured my inlaws dont readm y column. However,because of their mix of shame,guilt and blame,ll bev ague on some details. Theve fallen on hard times. No one wants to talka bout it,let alone have it written about and syndicated. But I think their story is illustrative. My in-laws live in a g eneric suburb of modest mid-century tract homes in t he middle of strip mall sprawl. They have a wellattended lawn; two mid-r ange cars in the driveway, a loyal lab mix sleeping on t he porch. They both worked in middle management in not-importantenough-to-name small businesses tangentiallyr elated to serving the housing industry for over 20 y ears each. They paid off their mortgage. Their son, my husband,was the firsti n their family to attend college. During the housing b oom they looked at the massive amount their small three-bedroom home wasw orth and opted not to partake in the equity,but knew it meant they were secure. T he future was bright. In short:They were livi ng every part of the real American Dream. Not the grandiose one where were all millionaires or soon-tobe millionaires. The onew here we all have a job,a home and our kids are better off than we were. My in-laws had that. The middle-class mantra since the Great Depression has been if you do the rightt hing,youll be ok. Work, save,pay bills and pay y our taxes. You knowv vbe responsible. Those in the middle-class believe everyone gets the opportunity for success,and failurei s something you choose. So when bad times fall on those in the middle-class, its assumed its because of some moral shortcoming.D rugs,gambling, divorcevvsomething they did. Something they therefore could have avoided doing. These tales become suburban parables,gossip with a moral to the story. So and so had that shopping addiction and now the house is for sale. Tsk. Tsk. Youre familiar with the next part of this story. Giant,faceless,soulless corporations gambled,colluded,lied,stole and were otherwise reckless in their deregulated pursuit of profits. These conglomerates were so giant,in fact,they had to be immediately saved by the same government. Too big to fail:the premise of every monster movie ever made. My in-laws had no part in any oft hat. They just faithfully and unwittingly paid their taxes to prop up companies likeB ank of America. They also pay for government that doesnt represent them; it insteadr epresents Citigroup. My mother-in-law was the first to be laid off. A few months later,her husbands company also down-s ized. There 55 and 56 years old. Too young to r etire,too old to be hired. Their health insurance is $1,000 a month each.T hats $24,000 a year just for health insurance (for p erspective:the annual salary for a minimum wage worker is $15,000). There still a decade away from Medicare. T heir unemployment insurance has,of course, r un out. Theve yet to find work. Their house is worth half of what it was duringt he boom. They dont travel. They dont buy anyt hing. They dot have much of a choice. Their savings is going quickly. W hat happened to them is government and corporations got together to make l ife fuller (richer porations. Wealth was r edistributed away from the middle and went to the very,very top. The term a government by the peoplewas said with a winka s vampiric corporations were thought of as ... people. Peoplethat do business in the U.S. but magically exist in the Caymans. Yes,coming from a victim, this sounds like a conspira-c y theory. Theraided my in-lawsretirement. B ut really:Their golden years did go to Goldman Sachs. As Congress shortsightedly wants to outlaw abor-t ion,bicker about debtceilings,vilify those on food stamps and take more recesses than the average kindergartenervvthe mid-d le-class is an abstraction. The middle-class is just a thing they mention to try and mask being an elitist, beltway insider,corporate toady. But the real middleclassvvthe actual human beingsvvare not getting help from the politicians they voted for. Instead,the politicians they voted for are helping the companies that the middle-class,in turn,is forced to subsidize. Its not a theory,its a conspiracy fact. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the editor-inchief of TheContributor.com. Tina can be reached at tinadu puy@yahoo.com/. Opinions are of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. 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C M Y K science from Florida State University (Tallahassee). Holdnak earned his associates degree from PensacolaJ unior College. Current president of the Technical College of the Lowcountry in SouthC arolina,Leitzel has also s erved as vice president and dean of graduate studies at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. Leitzel has earned his doctorate of philosophy, master of science and bachelor of arts from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. Leitzel earned his associates degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Nagy currently works as the special assistant to the president of strategic planning and analysis department at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Nagy is also the former director of the department as well as c oordinator of the Provost Office at the University of Florida. Nagy has earned a doctorate of philosophy,a master of public administra-t ion and bachelor of science from East Carolina U niversity. Since the announcement of the candidates,the Board ofT rustees has began setting up interviews with each of the p otential future SFSC presidents. The first interview has been scheduled for April 3. Each candidate will spend two days at SFSC interview-i ng with the committee. SFSC Director of Community Relations and Marketing Deborah Latter has been pleased with the overall efforts of the presidential search. s gone really smoothly. The committee has gotten through a lot of things very quickly,Latter said. Wve had no problems,no glitch es everything has gone just great with the narrowing oft he field. The cream has just kind of come to the top. Latter stated that the public w ill be given the opportunity to meet each of the candidates before the final selec-t ion is made. Latter believes that the committee will have chosen a new SFSC Presidentb y mid-April. I feel confident that they will have an answer by April 19 or 20,Latter said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 2 2 I CS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page friday ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 5 5 0 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 6 6 2 2 cussion by Lake Placid nativesabout this area back in the good oldays. T his was the most requested topic by last years audiences. N o reservations are necessary. If you have any q uestions or suggestions, you may call Janet Mitchell,465-5234,or the l ibrary at 699-3705.Dance Club hosts Buddy CanovaS EBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the talented Buddy Canova from 7-9:30 p.m. tonight att he Highlands Senior Center,3400 Sebring P arkway. Snacks and sandwiches available. BYOB( bring your own beverage). Admission $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone is welcome,i ncluding singles. For more information,call 386-0855.Child ID event today in Avon ParkAVON PARK Masonic District 25 will be doing child ID from 5-8 p.m. today for children up through 18 years of age at Memorial Elementary,867 Memorial Drive. This is free of charge. You get a CD with your childs pictures,voice,fing erprints,emergency information and DNA. F or more information, call Ross Canright at 4520346.Dance at Reflections tonightA VON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake will host adancefeaturing Lotela Gold from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. tonight. Cost is $5 and the public is welcome. Bring your own drinks and snacks,and ice will be provided. F or more information c all 452-5037.Democratic Womens Club meets SaturdaySEBRING The Democratic Womens Club o f Florida will have their m onthly general meeting on S aturday at democratic h eadquarters,4216 Sebring Parkway,next to Ruby Tuesdays. Continental breakfast will be available at 9:30 a.m. The meeting and speaker will begin at 10 a.m. This months program speaker is Jennifer Gordon, dynamic speaker and legislative assistant for Florida House Representative Mark Danish (District 63 Gordon will be discussing current proposed legislation being considered during the 2013 Florida Legislative Session. At the age of 21,Gordon is working her fourth legislative session andis the youngest legislative assistant in the s tate of Florida. All likeminded women are wel-c ome to attend. Please call f or 385-7447 for further i nformation.Sebring VFW Ladies Auxiliary plan yard saleSEBRING The Ladies of the Auxiliary will be holding a sale of gently used items for the home, clothes,fine cruise clothes, and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday inside theH all at the Post home at 1041 Lakeview Drive. T ables rent for $10 each i f you wish to rent one to s ell items. Call Darlene at 314-9107 if you wish to r eserve one. The Ladies will also be having a homemade bake sale that day so you can pick up your favorite treats for the freezer for later or enjoy immediately. For lunch you can enjoy one of their fantastic toasted egg salad Sandwiches for $2. Stop by and support the ladies in their efforts to raise money for their Veterans Programs. Anyone with questions can call Darlene Watkin at 314-9107. Continued from page A2 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Students participate in the Take Stock in Childrens Highlands Contract Signing event Tuesday afternoon at the Jacaranda Hotel. There were 17 seventh-graders from around t he county who received a two-year tuition scholarship. Dr. Norm Stephens, South Florida State College president, and Wally Cox Highlands County Superintendent of Schools were the guest speaker. They helped Don Appelquist, executive director for Take Stock in Children, challenge the students, who were Joyce Morales-Duran, Alyssa S utton, and Afrin Tarin, from Avon Park Middle School; Alexandria Morris, Shelly Seetaram, Kylee Huylebroeck, Rafael Hernandez, and Nathalie Palacios, from HillG ustat Middle School; Omar Gloria, Grace Duncan, Yiley Acosta, Diana Salazar, and Joseph Picior, from Lake Placid Middle School; and Jordyn Belanger, Sophia Emile, Nanichi Hidalgo, and Chandler Gowan, from Sebring Middle School. HORTENSE NEWSOME Hortense Lela Newsome, age 80,passed away on Tuesday,March 19,2013 in Sebring,Fla. She was born in Wauchula,Fla. on May 29, 1932. Her parents were her mother,Lillian Agnes (Weed) Luehr,and stepfather,Emil Luehr. She was a supervisor in banking,and a member of Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church. She loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren and was a resident of Sebring since 1945, coming from Wauchula. She is survived by her daughters,Debbie (Wayne) Slade of Lake Placid,Fla., Leda Kay (Jim Cullman,Ala.,and Kim Glarner of Sebring,Fla.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,Roger Wayne Newsome Sr.; son,Roger Wayne Newsome Jr. and her parents,Emil W. and Lillian A. Luehr. A service will be held on Saturday,March 23,2013 at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church with Rev. George Hall officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery,Sebring,Fla. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Highlands County Humane Society,7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33876. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. www.stephensonnelsonfh.com OBITUARIES Seventeen students sign Take Stock in Children Contracts Continued from page A1 SFSCnarrows president search down to final four By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs WriterMIAMI The state of Florida on Thursday urged ap anel of skeptical federal appeals judges to allow enforcement of a law that prohibits companies from bidding on state and localg overnment contracts if they also do business in Cuba or Syria. The law,blocked by a federal district judge before itw as to go into effect last year, was challenged by Coral Gables-based OdebrechtC onstruction Inc.,a subsidiary of a Brazilian conglomerate that has a separateu nit working on an expansion project at Cubas port of M ariel. Odebrecht says the law will prevent it from bidding on billions of dollarsins tate and local projects in Florida. A n attorney for the state Department of Transportation urged the three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to focus onw hether Odebrecht would suffer any actual financial h arm because of the law.The lawyer,Gregory Costas,said Odebrecht hadnt bid on as tate transportation project in 15 years. But Odebrecht attorney James Moye said the company planned to submit numerous state transportation bidsi n the future,noting that the company recently won a bid for a multimillion-dollar runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-HollywoodI nternational Airport. Among its notable past projects are the American Airlines Arena that is home to the NBAs Miami Heat,the NassauS ound Bridge in Jacksonville and Florida International Universitys new football sta-d ium. If you cant bid work, youre out of business,M oye said. Thats their lifeblood. T wo of the judges noted that it wasnt just about state transportation projects,but ab an on work for any government entity in the state for c ompanies with Cuban or Syrian ties. The legislation goes much farther than the (transportation) department,right?a sked Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus. The statute sweeps v ery broadly. When he declared the law unconstitutional last June,U .S. District Judge K. Michael Moore said it ran afoul of the federal governments sole power to direct U.S. foreign policy.The appeals judges noted that theU .S. Supreme Court,in a 2000 case known as Crosby, struck down a Massachusetts law prohibiting that state from dealing with companiest hat did business in Myanmar,also known as Burma. The Supreme Court said you cant do that,Marcuss aid. How do you distinguish Crosby,if you can, from this case? C ostas replied that the Massachusetts law was different than Floridas becausei t was enacted before Congress established its own s anctions against Myanmar, but Marcus said it still seemed the Florida lawa mounted to a collision with U.S. policy toward C uba. The las constitutionality has long been in doubt. Republican Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement after sign-i ng the measure in May 2012 that it would pass muster o nly if Congress passed a law and the president signed it allowing states to imposet heir own sanctions on foreign governments. Court hears Fla. appeal of Cuba contracts law By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical WriterCHICAGO The nations most influential pediatricians group says gays should be allowed to marry to help ensure the health and well-being of their children. The American Academy of Pediatricsnew policy, published online Thursday, cites research showing that the parentssexual orientation has no effect on a childs development. Kids fare just as well in gay or straight families when they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable,the academy says. The academy believes that a two-parent marriage is best equipped to provide that kind of environment. Their policy says that if a child has two gay parents who choose to marry,it is in the best interests of their children that legal and social institutions allow and support them to do so. The policy cites reports indicating that almost 2 million U.S. children are being raised by gay parents,many of them in states that dont allow gays to marry. The academy announced its position Thursday. Officials with the group said they wanted to make the academys views known before two gay marriage cases are considered by the U.S. Supreme Court next week. e wanted that policy statement available for the justices to review,said Dr. Thomas McInerney,the academys president and a pediatrician in Rochester, N.Y. The pediatriciansgay marriage stance is not surprising. They previously joined other national groups including the American Medical Association in supporting one of the Supreme Court cases,which contends the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The academy also previously supported adoption by gay parents. The academys statement notes that several other national health groups have supported gay marriage. Those are the American Academy of Family Physicians,the American Psychiatric Association,the American Psychological Association and the American College of Nursing. Dr. Ben Siegel,a Boston pediatrician and chairman of the committee that developed the new policy,said its focus is on nurturing children. We want whats best for children. The academy has a history of taking a stand on politically touchy issues. It has discouraged families with children from having guns in their homes and urged pediatricians to give teens advance prescriptions for emergency birth control. Policy positions typically start in the academys committees and are based on a review of scientific literature. These recommendations then go to the academys board of directors. US pediatricians back gay marriage, cite research Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K Sadly,too many Americans,starting with politicians on both sides of the aisle,are disengaged from the Afghanistan conflict. Still,there are thousands of combat veterans like Preston and Mike and thousands of families like the Suttons who have lost loved ones since 9/11. These folks dont just live in small towns like Leesburg,Ga.; they are in communities all across the nation. The next time you meet a veteran or family of a fallen service member,look into their eyes. You wont just see the wars that changed their lives; you will see all thats good about the country they helped defend. During his funeral procession,a local young woman said we dont have to know one another to be for one another,Davis said. We are all family. To find out more about Tom Sileo, visit www.creators.com/. Page A6News-SunFriday, March 22, 2013www.newssun.com MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; friday ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 9 9 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/22/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 7 7 6 6 and die along with all the o ther wildflowers at the end of summer. Instead,she d eterminedly draws courage from an inner strength to press on; to ward off colda nd storms during the onslaught of fall and winter. T he character wins the battle and survives through an inner peace,giving inspirat ion to children as they read or hear the book read,and then follow the instructions on each page to interact. Reviews of the book have b een extremely supportive, and Ross is now pushing forward with classroom projects and lessons based on the book itself. As an interactivel earning tool,Ross explained her desire that the book c ould enable children to live without shadows,andh ave no fears of past or future. With children growing up almost too quickly these days,the goal of Rosssb ook is to have children be given more time to simply stay in the momentand feel connected to God. Undoubtedly,the contenta nd story line regarding the determination of Wild Flower is viewed as refreshing and hopeful. It actually took four years to go through the long process of writing and illustrating the book,Ross explained. Doug Heatherly of Lighthouse24.com has been a tremendous source of information as the book layout and design authority,and all around support person asI wrote and re-wrote. In addition,dear friends from Atlanta,Jules and Josh, have also encouraged me and are helping to market the book,Ross said. Of all the acknowledgements and reviews written, Ross was thrilled to share her book with the wellknown English author, speaker,teacher,retreat leader,and political advisorE dwina Gately. (You may visit the British-born author o n her Website at www.edwindagately.com) Gately wrote,An inspiri ng and heart-felt childrens book which will speak to the s pirit of joy and hope in children everywhere. ildflowerteaches deep l essons about life and how to overcome adversity whilst at the same time inviting the readers to dance and to celebrate the whole of life. While teaching programs b ased on her book is an ultimate goal,Ross also intends to include programs where parents can become involved in teaching a child through the parent page. Ross said,I will offer oneto two-minute videos about before,during,and after the reading strategies. Ross is directing her book toward teachers everywhere. She hopes her Website will be a connection between the classroom,parents,and children. There are free lesson plans for kindergarten,first and second grades found on the website,Ross explains further. In addition,there will be spiritual lessons on the web-s ite that contain activities and videos to help children s tay focused on God and find joy in each moment. Videos are in production now,and Ross hopes them essage found in her book and the teaching tools will help children develop courage and strength within themselves,as well as feelings of self-worth. R oss is a former part-time y outh minister. She is available to speak at churches, church groups,civic organizations,and any venue having a desire to hear morea bout the book and her message. I believe God has truly had a hand in this,Ross said,explaining how her connection to art and thed esire to impact the lives of children through the many p hases of the arts served as an inspiration to write. He has put many people i n my life and opened doors that I believe helped to make it possible. He has been mys trength,Ross continued, and it is my joy to help children learn to stayf ocused in life and find joy in the moment. e are here to be used as tools to help foster relationships,Ross explains,to help others remain focused and find the fruits of the Spirit. Through God,we can do anything. Ross is married and lives with her husband,Mark,in Lake Placid,along with their dog,Mojo. They attend Sebring Unity Church. Published by Create Space Independent Publishing, (July 31,2009),A Wildflower for All Seasons is available through Amazon.com. Visit Rosss Website at www.noondayheart.com for more information. C ontinued from page A1 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Rhoda Ross talks to a group of kids about what they are thankful for Wednesday afternoon, while reading from her book A Wildflower for all Seasons at the Lake Placid Public Library. Ross book delivers positive message for kids I believe God has truly had a hand in this. He has been my strength and it is my joy to help children learn to stay focused in life and find joy in the moment.RHODAROSS teacher, author the first portable. Neither of the portables were being used as classrooms,the onew ith the minor damage was being used for storage and there was significant damage to the contents inside of it,said Waldron. Everyone that has been here has been trying to do what they need to do to take care of the situation. Everyone is working togeth-e r. Im most grateful that no one was hurt. No one was on the campus at the timet he fire started and no other buildings were damaged on campus. The Division of State Fire Marshal Office could not confirm Wednesday morn-i ng if the incident was arson,however,the fire continues to be investigated. s to be determined. I cant really confirm if it wasa rson because it is an open investigation,Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rodney Hollinger said. At 8:30 a.m.,specialty dogs wereb rought in from Plant City for a sniff inspection. They were looking for any accel-e rants that couldve been used. Our (Management and Information Systems) and facilities staff were on campus this morning. Adjustments to the wiringo n that end of campus will be made by MIS. The second portable was being used as a migrant worker office, so they are taking inventoryo f those items to see where to relocate them. I know that this morning the fire marshal department packed up some materials in a bucketa nd that it will be sent to Tallahassee for testing. No updates on the cause o f the fire were available at press time on Thursday. Continued from page A1 Fire at elementary school being investigated Courtesy photo The Avon Park Breakfast Rotary is working to make the first Highlands Countys Got Talent show a huge success. The event will be held at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in Grogan Hall at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. The talent will include multiple individuals and groups competing for prize money, including a dance group from Center Stage Dance Studios made up of (from left) Kylla Wall, Destanie Carpenter, Caylie Wall, Taylor Nelson, and Tanah Becker. Judges Doug Andrews of South Florida State College, Laura Wade of Webber College and David Onsted of Cohan Radio willc hoose the winners. Tickets are $10 and are available at Heartland National Bank, Reflections on Silver Lake and The Daisy Girl on main street in Avon Park. H ighlands Countys Got Talent show April 6 Continued from page A2 War will always rage for some


C M Y K cussions a local aversion to government,a strong sense off amily and the desire to preserve the way of live as it is. A fter visiting working ranches,a country club, lakes,ball fields,state parks,s hopping areas and residential areas on both sides of U.S. 27,the students were g iven two and a half days to complete team projects. Each t eam had to propose a land use project that addressed a community need while honoring its philosophical foundations. T he groups came up with wide-ranging ideas and insights. One team proposed agtourism as a way to attract tourists and educate the public. They proposed The 3 CC ircuit citrus,caladiums and cattle,and pointed to N apa Valley,Calif.,Costa Rica and Apalachicola as good ag-tourism models. Another team focused on how Lake Placid was madeu p of disconnected communities,some divided by the barrier of U.S. 27. They proposed walking paths,bike lanes and new intersectiond esigns to make pedestrian crossings safer. Yet another team,also looking at how to better unite the town and provide more access to all its residents, suggested golf cart paths and solar-powered golf carts, with overpasses and links connecting the disparate parts of town. Other students s aw a real need to find transp ortation to South Florida State College so everyone w ould have literal access to higher education. Students suggested Lake Placid work to become a r egional solar hub. T hey were intrigued by the sense of community in the mobile home parks they visited,and felt the parks couldb e used as a model for bringing people together socially. One suggestion was to turn empty,foreclosed lots into temporary parks small places where people can relax in natural settings,at a minimal cost. Students noticed that D evane Park is under util ized,and suggested a landscape screen to cut down on t raffic noise and provide a more intimate setting. There was a common thread throughout. C onservation of important e nvironmental pieces that protect ecosystems,wildlife migration corridors,surface water and the aquifer aree ssential to a healthy community,the students said. Highlands County Commission Chairman Jack Richie,former county commissioner Barbara Stewart, Mark Deyrup,senior research b iologist at the station,and t wo land use planners,one from the county,the other from the Central Florida Regional Planning Agency,l istened and responded to the s tudents. All were impressed with the amount of information the students had learned and organized in such a short t ime,and refreshed by their s ense of optimism and hope for the future. Keep that positive point of view,the students were told, b ut be warned making things happen is much more difficult than creating a plan. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page A7 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp care rhr top only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 6 6 6 6 F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 1 1 8 8 C ontinued from page A1 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Professor Richard Forman (standing leftoduces his students to Highlands County planners and officials Wednesday at Archbold Biological station. Harvard students come up with land use plans for Lake Placid TALLAHASSEE (AP The Florida Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed the death sentence of a drifter convicted of abducting and beheading a woman in north Floridas Apalachicola National Forest in 2007. The court on Thursday upheld the sentence and kidnapping and murder convictions for 66-year-old Gary Michael Hilton. He was convicted in the murder of Cheryl Dunlap of Crawfordville in north Florida. She was a 46-yearold nurse and Sunday school teacher. The court found Hiltons various arguments insufficient to reverse and found the death sentence to be in proportion to the crime. Hilton received a life sentence after pleading guilty to killing another woman in Georgia. He also pleaded guilty and was imprisoned for life for ambushing and killing an elderly couple while they were hiking in North Carolina. Supreme Court affirms killers death sentence NEWTOWN,Conn. (AP The parents of one of the 20 first-graders killed in theS andy Hook Elementary School massacre met with the gunmans father for more than an hour in an effort to bring some closuret o the tragedy,asking him about his sons mental health and other issues. Alissa Parker told CBS This Morningin ane xcerpt of an interview that aired Thursday the meeting with Adam Lanzas father,P eter Lanza,was her idea. Her 6-year-old daughter, Emilie,died in Decemberss hooting rampage. I felt strongly that I n eeded to tell him something,and I needed to get that out of my system,A lissa Parker said. I felt very motivated to d o it and then I felt really good about it and prayed about it. And it was something that I needed to do. It was unclear what they d iscussed or when the meeting took place. CBS plans to show the rest of the interview with Alissa andR obbie Parker on Friday morning,revealing more details about their meeting with Peter Lanza. No one answered the p hone at the Parkershome Thursday morning. A message seeking comment from Peter Lanza was left with a Lanza familys pokesman. The Parkers told CBS they wanted to ask PeterL anza about his sons medical history,his and his exwifes relationships withA dam Lanza and other issues. R obbie Parker was the first parent of a child killed at the school to speak pub-l icly about the massacre. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page A9 B y BRENT KALLESTAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Hillary Clinton is a heavy early favorite among Florida voters in a hypothetical 2016 presiden-t ial matchup against either of the states two best-known Republicans former G ov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio,a poll released Thursday shows. Clinton has a double-digit lead over b oth of the Florida Republicans in a random telephone survey of 1,000 of the s tates registered voters by Quinnipiac (Conn.versity Polling Institute taken March 13-18. T he new Quinnipiac survey,which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points,shows Clinton w ould best Bush 51 percent to 40 percent and top Rubio by 52 percent to 41 p ercent if an election were held now. Independent voters,however,were virtually divided in a Bush-Clinton matchup while the former secretary of state,NewYork senator and first lady r an ahead of Rubio in a comparable pairing with a 47-38 advantage. If she decides to make the race,she b egins with a sizable lead in a state that Republicans cannot win the White House without,said Peter Brown, a ssistant director of the polling institute. Florida voters have a very positive v iew of Mrs. Clinton and its not just Democrats who feel that way. Clinton was regarded favorably by 62 percent of the respondents,including 26 percent of Republicans and 57 percent o f independents. Two thirds of women surveyed held a favorable view of Clinton. Clinton was easily the best known of the trio with 95 percent having an opin-i on on her,compared to 85 percent for Bush and 75 percent for Rubio. N one of the three have announced their intentions for 2016 although Bush and Rubio have been taking the temper-a ture of GOP voters with a variety of political appearances across the country i n recent weeks. Clinton,who stepped down as secretary of state this year,lost the 2008D emocratic nomination to Barack Obama in a lengthy and bruising Democratic primary contest. P resident Obamas job performance, the poll showed,was regarded favorably b y 50 percent compared to 45 percent who rated it unfavorably. Obama carried Florida,the nations largest swing state,in both the 2008 and 2012 general elections. MCT Hillary Clinton (leftco Rubio (centeresidential race, a t least according to a recent poll of Florida voters. Fla. poll: Clinton leads Bush, Rubio in matchups Florida voters have a very positive view of Mrs. Clinton and its not just Democrats who feel that wayPETERBROWN University Polling Institute By JAMES L. ROSICA Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A Tallahassee judge has signaled that changes toF loridas Personal Injury Protection law may be unconstitutional and ordered a temporary ban on enforcing some of its parts. C ircuit Judge Terry Lewis suspended parts of PIP that require a finding of emergency medical condition and prohibit payments to acupuncturists,massaget herapists and chiropractors. He said the law viol ates the right of access to the courts found in the Florida Constitution. L ewis signed the order last Friday but it was r eleased Wednesday.The states Office of Insurance Regulation said it is appealing,and any appeal acts as a hold on Lewisorder. L awmakers passed PIP or no-fault coverage i n the early 1970s to ensure that anyone hurt in an automobile wreck could obtainm edical treatment without delay,while waiting for a c ase to be resolved. Lewisorder granting in part a motion for temporaryi njunction says (t damental right to seek redress for injuries received a t the hands of another is a cornerstone of our legal s ystem,and free access to the courts and the administration of justice is enshrined in the state constitution. O ver the years,however, state and federal lawmakers have tinkered with these fundamental principles, said Lewis,adding the PIPl aw is an example of this experiment with socialism and the trend away from those libertarian principles of individual liberty andp ersonal responsibility. Lewis quickly noted he was using the popular,if somewhat inaccurate meaningof socialism:Any law that intrudes significantlyi nto the free market arena with government mandates, e .g. socialized medicine. The PIP law was a tradeoff that provided a reason-a ble alternativto the courts,Lewis wrote. The question raised in this case ... is whether the revised no-fault law passes beyond these outer limits of constitutional toler-a nce,he said,quoting another judge. I conclude t hat it does ... (Itw severely limits what can be recovered. T he law provides that a drivers insurance company p ay up to $10,000 to cover medical bills and lost wages after an accident,nom atter whos at fault. All Florida drivers are required to carry PIP insurance. O ver the years,however, authorities have voiced c oncern that Florida has become a leading state for staged accidents,especially in the Tampa and MiamiDade areas. Judge orders temporary ban on part of state PIP law


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 22, 2013Page 11A NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring, Florida 33870. SALE DATE 4/10/2013 1999 FORD 1FDRE14W3XHB72818 SALE DATE 4/17/2013 2000 PONTIAC 1G2NE12T2YM834638 March 22, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISPOSAL ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT, THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT 1ST SECURITY SELF STORAGE, 1866 WILBURN DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON APRIL 1, 2013 AT 10:00 AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. NAMES AND UNIT NUMBER ARE AS FOLLOWS: A004 Basil J. Makris B010 Martha Matthews B042 Heinz Tengler, PH.D B046 Donald C. Cook C076 Debra Fiscal D092 Heinz Tengler, PH.D E022 Jason E. Tyler E028 Basil J. Makris F027 Michale Plum G008 Derrick Moses March 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-57 IN RE: ESTATE OF WINNELL B. MITCHELL GRIFFITH a.k.a. WINNELL B. GRIFFITH Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WINNELL B. MITCHELL GRIFFITH a.k.a. WINNELL B. GRIFFITH, deceased, whose date of death was January 19, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-2873, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 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 15, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ James W. Mitchell P.O. Box 7533 Wesley Chapel, Florida 33545-0110 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 March 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2013CP0009CAXMX Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY F. DIACO A/K/A NANCY T. DIACO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Nancy F. Diaco a/k/a Nancy T. Diaco, deceased, whose date of death was November 27, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0332, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 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 M arch 15, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Samuel J. Patriacca 5380 Old Bullard Rd. Suite 600-344 T yler, Texas 75703 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Victor Orihuela Victor Orihuela, Esquire Attorney for Samuel J. Patriacca Florida Bar Number: 070174 544620 ADRIAN PHILIP THOMAS PA SunTrust Center, Suite 1050 515 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Telephone: (954 E-Mail: victor@athomaslaw.com Legal Service: legal-service@athomaslaw.com March 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000235 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GREGG S. FOSTER et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 13, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000235 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and GREGG S. FOSTER; BRENDA M. FOSTER A/K/A BRENDA MARIE FOSTER; GSF ENTERPRISE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 62 AND LOT 63, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1558 CAMELLIA COURT, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 14, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11028292 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-dpuhalla-Team 2 F11028292 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 22, 29, 2013 IN 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 Michala k Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000468 SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. KELLY CONNER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S 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; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY CONNER NKA KYLA ELLERBEE; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 3, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-000468 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 16th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22 AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 21, BLOCK 145, LAKEWOOD TERRACES, SHEET 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly Known As: 4225 SEBRING AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 Or (800Florida Relay Service much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest and auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 18th DAY O F March, 2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA March 22, 29, 2013 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 L ast 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 on 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 IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-12-000684 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. ERIBERTO GARCIA; DENISE A. GARICA A/K/A DENISE ANN SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, ACTING THROUGH THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 11th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 222, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION ``B'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 12th day of March, 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, (941 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 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 22, 29, 2013 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Ezell Gammage that on 03/28/2013 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring, FL 33870. The personal property in Unit #12 of Ezell Gammage will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S. 83.806(4 March 15, 22, 2013 bring, FL 33872; and 6425 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872; Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 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, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 March 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 12-1042 JONATHAN M. JONES, as Successor Trustee of the JACK W. JONES REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT U/A/D JUNE 11, 1993, AS AMENDED AND RESTATED U/A/D MARCH 22, 2000 ET AL Plaintiffs, MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES OF SEBRING, II, INC., a Florida corporation ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated February 20, 2013, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on April 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND REESTABLISHING PROMISSORY NOTE, MORTGAGE AND MODIFICATIONS AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: VACANT LAND: A portion of SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, AND vacated portion of OR Book 761, Page 643, of the Public Records of Highlands County, AND Parcel 4, being Westerly 449.29' of the Easterly 1695' of Block 274 and 275 and closed road per survey, AND SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING UNIT 13, Plat Book 9, page 71, Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, Block 275, and SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, Block 267, AND a portion of Land lying in vacated Block 276, Unit 13 of SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, PB 9, PG 71 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida described as follows: Begin at the Southeast corner of Lot 16, Block 275 of said Unit 13, run thence North 75 degrees 30'00'' East 221.35; Thence run along the arc of a curve to the right, R=9,670.29, D=01 degrees 10'41'' A=198.812' C=198.808' CB=North 76 degrees 05'20'' East, thence run South 13 degrees 19'19'' Est 88.162' thence run South 67 degrees 36'05'' West, 422.342', Thence run North 14 degrees 30'00 West 148.226' to the Point of Beginning. Parcel ID Numbers: C-04-34-28-130-2740-0040; C-04-34-28-130-2750-0160; and C-04-34-28-130-2670-0160 Commonly known as: 6111 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872; 6401 Enid Avenue, SeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 13-73 WILLIAM BARBOUR and SUNIL SARDARSINGH Plaintiffs Vs JANE PERSAUD, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JANE PERSAUD Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title o n the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 16, Block F, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 54, Public Records of Highlands C ounty, Florida, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3206, on or before April 30, 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 or petition. Dated on March 19, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court B y: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk (SEAL 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, (863 534-4686, 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 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001049 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP P laintiff(s vs. TIMOTHY L. FRENCH; WESLEY B. LEIGH; et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE P URSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on March 7, 2013 in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-001049, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY L. FRENCH; WESLEY B. LEIGH; JANE DOE N/K/A STACEY JONES are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on April 4, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK 52, PALMHURST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. D ates this 7th day of March, 2013. IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. CLERK OF THE COURT Robert W. Germaine By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000093 D IVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, U NDER, OR AGAINST, GERTRUDE KELLER, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000093 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Gertrude Keller, deceased, Michelle Keller, an Heir of the Estate of Gertrude Keller, Michelle Keller, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Gertrude Keller, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 4th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 14, AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 15, A ND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 16, IN BLOCK 146, OF LAKEWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDAA /K/A 3912 ELSON AVE, SEBRING, FL 33875-4801 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 7th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 (813 EService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com AO-11-78676 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 March 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-166 GCS SECTION NO. 10 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. PHILLETTE TILLETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHILLETTE TILLETT; LAKELAND LEDGER PUBLISHING CORPORATION, INC.; 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: 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 12, Block 16, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 8, Page 93, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. ADDRESS: 2501 South Heron Street, Sebring, FL 33870 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 24, 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: March 18, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 22, 29, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 13 000143 G CA M & T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTO MITIL, JR. AND JARELIE AIMEE ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE A. ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE MITIL, et. al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: JARELIE AIMEE ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE A. A LGARIN A/K/A JARELIE ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE MITIL & THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JARELIE AIMEE ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE A. ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE ALGARIN A/K/A JARELIE MITIL whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be livi ng; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: A Portion of Lot 33 and Lot 34, of EAST GROVE COMMUNITY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 39, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the South East Corner of Lot 34; thence North 01 degree 07 minutes 15 seconds East a distance of 91.85 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 01 degree 07 minutes 15 seconds East along the East Line of said Lot 34 a distance of 43.15 feet to the North East Corner of Lot 34; thence West along the North Line of Lots 33 and 34 a distance of 136 feet to the North West Corner of Lot 33; thence S outh 01 degree 07 minutes 15 seconds West along the West Line of Lot 33 a distance of 40.49 feet; thence North 88 degrees 52 minutes 15 seconds East a distance of 135.97 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before April 30, 2013 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 12th day of March, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK March 22, 29, 2013 1050LegalsI N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-132-GCS LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CAMAY M. BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAMAY M. BROWN, et. al.; Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of February, 2013 and entered in Case No. 11-132-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in ad for Highlands County, Florida, wherein LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, is the Plaintiff, and CAMAY M. BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAMAY M. BROWN, are the Defendant(s cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of April 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' A/K/A 600 EAST CANFIELD STREET #638 AVON PARK, FLORIDA 33825 LOT 638 EXHIBIT A A PORTION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMM ENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59'48'' EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12, 160.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00'12'' WEST, 47.94 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 48 DEGREES 05'32'' WEST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 54'28'' EAST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 05'32'' EAST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 54'28'' WEST, 58.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 8th day of March, 2013, in Highlands County, Florida. BOB GERMAINE, as Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2013 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDSSubscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155


C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, March 22, 2013www.newssun.com PARTS PERSON Lykes Citrus Division has an opening for a full time Parts Person at their Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include answering phones, parts ordering, inventory control, distribution/stocking, invoicing of incoming /outgoing parts, ability to lift 25 lbs. Successful applicants should possess 1 year experience in parts inventory or related field and have computer skills. Lykes Citrus Division offers competitive wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at: Lykes Citrus Division 7 Lykes Road Lake Placid, FL 33852 Lykes Citrus Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action/ Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace/ M/F/D/V. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,Avon Park Community Child Development Center. MinimumQualifications: 1) Bachelor's degree in education, early childhood education or organizational management, with at least 24 credit hours in early childhood education. 2) Five (5 childhood education. 3) Ability to use M icrosoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and E-time for payroll. 4) Physical requirements: 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. 5) Satisfactory clearance of criminal history (DCF screening records check, drugs creening and financial integrity report. 6) Valid Driver's license. Responsibilities: Has knowledge and experience in early childhood child development and curriculum. Leadership position to develop and manage the early childhood services for children and their families at Avon Park Community Child Development Center. Focus on teacher preparation ad staff development, ensuring compliance with funding sources for education and staff qualifications. DEADLINE: April 10, 2013. Reply to: Send application and resume to Pat Landress, P. O. Box 868, Avon Park, Fl 33826 Other information: For i nquiries regarding salary and benefits, call Pat Landress @ 863-471-5583 THRIFT STOREMANAGER Lake Placid Store, (30 responsible for the sale and processing of donated items to the NU-HOPE elder Care Services thrift Store. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL. EOE DFWP. SEEKING ANExperienced Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Qualified in Temporary Crowns. Full time position. Send resume to P.O. Box 468, Sebring, Florida 33871. 2100H elp Wanted 2000 EmploymentLOST 3CATS! 1 White neutered male w/gray spots on side & gray tail. 2 Spayed females, 1 gray and black striped tabby w/green eyes & 1 tan gray and orange calico w/stripes on legs. Spring Lake Area. REWARD OFFERED. Call 863-214-3441 1200Lost & Found 1100A nnouncementsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 22, 2013Page 13A 1970 FORDTHUNDERBIRD LANDAU 2 Dr, Vinyl Top, Auto., A/C. 8,000 orig. miles. Purchased new April 4 1971 Rare Collectible,429 Thunder Jet 4V Engine, have original tag & owners manual. $15,000 or reasonable offer. Consider trade plus Cash. 863-465-9100 9420Antiques Classics 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationHOSPITAL BEDLike new! Elec. control. New mattress. $495. Call 863-465-7345 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesSEBRING 788Golfside Ln. Fri & Sat Mar. 22 & 23, 8am 2pm. Collector Dolls, antique glassware, Kitchenware & pans, Tools, Lots of miscellaneous! SEBRING *HUGESALE!* 4125 Kearly Ave. Fri-Sat, Mar. 22 & 23, 7am-? Furn., bookcases, sofa bed, antiques, fishing, bikes, lamps, TV, pictures, clothes, linens, glassware, pottery, tonka, household & jewelry. SEBRING FRI.8 ?. 3317 Desoto City Rd. 4x8 Utility Trailer, Club car elec. golf cart, elec. range & misc. items. SEBRING CARBOOT SALE. Sat. 9 2pm. 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. Between SR. 66 & Lake Josephine RD. on the way to Hen Scratch Farms. Lots of Treasures & Beautiful plants, hand made crafts. 20+ Vendors. Food & Door Prizes. SEBRING *TWO FAMILY SALE 2745 Vine Ln. Fri. & Sat. Mar 22 & 23, 8am 5pm. Exercise bike, Child's car seat, Tools, Household items, Clothes (women's SEBRING *COMMUNTIY YARD SALE Old Plantation Avenue. Fri. & Sat. Mar. 22 & 23, 8am ? Misc. Baby Items, Furn., Household items DVD's, Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDFri. 8 4 & Sat 8 12. Bevis Warehouse on 621. Household, furn., tables, chairs, dishes & more! 7320Garage &Yard Sales UPRIGHT VACUUMCompletely reconditioned with a 30 Day Guarantee. $20. 863-402-2285 LAMBSKIN LEATHERJACKET / Black Size Large / Worthington for Ladies Beautiful & Very Soft. $20. 863-402-2285 EPIC SURROUNDSOUND 5.1 5 Speaker System. Never Used. $100. 863-835-1734 END TABLE& COFFEE TABLE Silver Wrought iron, 3 piece glass. $80. Call 863-453-4234 CRAFTSMAN 10"Abrasive Chop Saw, Portable metal stand/wheels. Excellent Condition. $95. 863-414-6593 BRACLET -WHALE BONE, 1940's, with small gold nuggets (3 863-402-2285 BICYCLES (2Men's & Ladies, Coast, 3 speed. $60 for both. Call 863-453-3621 7310Bargain Buys A LUMINUN SCREENDOOR 36" X 80". Great Comdition. $25. obo 863-414-6593 5' TRAILMASTERWOOD SMOKER, EXTRAS, EXCELLENT SHAPE, $150 863-385-2915. 7300M iscellaneous B EDROOM SET(Girls pre-teen piece, White w/ Oak tops. Like New, Headboard, 3 draw dresser w/hutch, Night stand, Lg. dresser w/ mirror. Excellent! Best offer! 863-471-3257 ASHLEY SOFA86" long. Microfiber Med. Brown. 1 yr. old. SOLD !!!! ANTIQUES -(Mahogany) 1) Empire Style 2 drawer / drop leaf worktable/ nightstand. $185 OBO. 2) 5 drawer Chest Serpentine front, ball & claw feet, original hardware $250 OBO. Both Good Condition. 863-471-2739 2 MATCHINGTWIN beds on casters, steel frame, box springs, mattresses, full set of linens, decorator bed covers, p illows, $299/both. 6-drawer dresser 22''x62'', lg. attached mirror, $125, 863-382-6378. 7180F urniture VINTAGE SEBRINGRACE POSTERS, Programs and other Race memorabilia. 1950's 1980's. Must Sell! Call 863-464-0912 or 863-381-4032 NASCAR 1-24Scale. All w/boxes. Priced to sell, action cars and shelves. $1,000. Call 863-453-5259 7060Antiques -C ollectibleWASHER &DRYER Matching, GE. Stainless steel tub, extra capacity 16 cycle Washer/6 cycle Dryer. Both look like new with little use. Willing to deliver within Sebring Area. $500 Obo for the pair. 605-786-6431 7040A ppliancesAUCTION!10AM,Thurs, March 28 4524+ SF Commercial building 746 US-27 N. Avon Park A uction held onsite and online1 :30pm, Thurs, March 289379+ SF Home on Lake June 363 Catfish Creek Rd. Lake Placid Auction held onsite and online 16+ Commercial AC 511 US-27 Venus Auction site: 363 catfish Creek Rd Lake Placid and online 23+ Agricultural AC Steve Roberts Special Zolfo Springs Auction site: 363 Catfish Creek Rd, L ake Placid and online ________________________________HIGGENBOTHAM AUCTIONEERS800-257-4161higgenbotham.comM.E.Higgenbotham CAI, CES,AARE AL Lic# AU 305 AB158 7020Auctions 7000 MerchandisePROFESSIONAL OFFICEspace avail., 600 sq.ft., Golf View Plaza, Sebring, 1251 US Hwy 27 S., across from Lake Jackson. Exceptional location, great parking. 863-385-5510, 863-414-3829. 6600Business & OfficesF or RentLAKE PLACIDWAREHOUSES for rent from $47 / mo. & Commercial space for rent from $428 / mo. Contact Sara Rios, Compton Rental Properties. 863-465-4158 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRINGFEMALE42 / 55 yrs to share House, Garage, W/D & Kitchen. 1Br, 1Ba, Split Plan, TV & I-net hookup, elec. & water included. $500/mo. w/ $200 deposit. 863-991-3878 6400Rooms for RentLAKE PLACID3/2 131 Loquat Rd. Screened patio. $700/mo. + $1,000. security. Call 305-804-5464 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACIDAPARTMENTS & HOMES for rent from $350 / mo. Call Sara Rios @ CENTURY 21 Compton Realty 863-465-1458 AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2BR/2BA $450 mo. New 1BR/1BA $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6 200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED 1BR or Studios, on the circle. Some Utilities incl. $450 600. Attn: Vets. Special programs for veterans, subsidize payments, call to see if you qualify. 863-386-9100. 6150FurnishedApartmentsLAKE PLACID* TOMOKA HEIGHTS Gated 55+ Community, Lg. 1 Br, 1Ba, Furn. / Unfurn., Screened Lanai, W/D. Clubhouse, heated pool. No Pets No smoke $500/mo. annual 863-840-1337 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -REMODELED SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME 12'X 60' with Land. 2BR 1 1/2 BA, 12' X 24' Screened Porch. Call for more info 863-382-9203 SEBRING -DOUBLE WIDE 55 plus Sebring Village 2BR, 2BA, 12' X 20' screened porch, carport, W/D, Sears appli., new water heater, irrigation sys, new galvanized roof. Pets 25lb. max. $10,000. obo 863-655-0876 NEW PALMHARBOR HOMES MOBILE CONDO $39,900 Delivered to your site $0 Down financing John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesLAKE PLACID8 homes for sale. 108 Anderson St., 190 Crestmore Dr., 142 Vision St., 147 Zion St., 106 E. Smith Ave., 134 E. Smith Ave., 161 E. Smith Ave., 172 E. Smith Ave. All Properties for $60,000. Call David at 917-952-3348. 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid SEBRING -1505 Hydee St., Water Front CBS, 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Nice, located on canal directly into Lake Charlotte, dock, covered boat house. $80,000 C. Wesley Ward, Broker 863-385-7606 Cell 863-202-6515. Extra lot available. SEBRING -1505 Hydee St. Sat. Only, 9am 2pm, House Full of furnishings, fishing tackle, camping eqip., dock, boat house, Home 2BR, 2BA, CBS, 2 car garage, on canal into Lake Charlotte, great fishing and great neighborhood. 863-385-7606 Cell 863-202-6515 Personal Rep. 4080Homes for SaleSebringDINNER LAKEfixer upper on one acre, 3 BR, 2 BA, wood burning fireplace and garage. Arbuckle Creek Rd between BP and boat ramp. Home owner motivated to sell. Call 863-385-3162 for showing. Ad Start Date: 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 F inancialLPN LOOKINGto care for your Loved One, in their home. Call 863-657-0066 2300Work Wanted TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Worker. Drivers License required Leave detailed message at 863-465-7491 SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 RENT KINGIS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for CSR/Sales position. Must have clean driving record and pass drug screen and background check. Apply in person @ 810 US HWY 27, Avon Park. SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED Monday Thursday 3 5pm. for students in K-12 grade.One tutor needed M onday through Friday from 8 3pm. for student in 8th grade. $25.00 $30.00 per hr. Please Call 786-326-5179 or 305-825-1006 for more information. Position to start immediately. SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. F ax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com PICK UP& DELIVERY DRIVER for Lake Placid Store part time, primarily for pick up and delivery of donated items for resale at the Lake Placid Store, Must have a clean driving record. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. EOE DFWP. CENTURY STORAGEIS SEEKING A Motivated, friendly and outgoing associate for a position at Sebring's premier self storage facility. The position requires customer service, cleaning, light maintenance and handling customer transactions. Call 863-386-0880 or email resume to bayview@century-storage.com. GENERAL PLANTLABORERS and OTHER VARIOUS POSITIONS needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experince in concrete manufacturing preferred. E mail resume to juliem@floridaprecastind.com Fax: 863-655-1215 Phone: 863-655-1515. BUSYMEDICAL PRACTICE Has Full Time & Part Time positions available. Please send Resume to: P. O. Box 991 Lake Placid, Florida 33862 2100H elp Wanted Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00028512 DUMMY 2013 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00026405 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X5 AD # 00028574 HIGHLANDS CO. 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C M Y K By ALEX COYNE News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Lake Placid baseball hosted Avon Park Tuesday night for ac ross-county brawl. The strong Dragon defense a nd a stellar pitching performance from Heath Harris left t he Red Devils scoreless after seven innings of play, with the s coreboard reading 9-0 at the end of the night. The top of the first ended quickly when the Dragon defense forceda three up, three down. It was Lake Placids turn to bat, and they found themselves with the bases loaded and two outs. But on a foul ball Avon Park first-baseman Tyrone Perry made a sliding catch along the fence down the first base line to end the threat. Two quick outs to start the top of the second was followed by Avon Parks first hit of the night, a single down the third base line by Luis Martinez. Hopes were dashed, however, when starting pitcher Harris snared a grounder back to the mound to make the easy third out, and it was Lake Placids turn to round the bases. Awalk for Cody Lambert and a double for Justin LaRosa started off the inning strong for the Dragons. Rick Miller grounded a ball to third base and Cody Lambert beat out the tag home with a head-first slide into the plate for Lake Placids first run. R ufino Gutierrez cracked a fly to right field and LaRosa tagged from third with the second run of the night. Down 2-0 at the top of the third, Avon Park knew they had to make something hap-p en, but the Lake Placid defense forced yet another three up, three down. Abase hit for Josh Montero and a double for Nathan Stanley allowed Cody Lambert to convert his baseh it into an RBI in the bottom of the third. Awalk for LaRosa loaded the bases and a walk for Miller turned into an easy third run and left the bases still loaded. G utierrez then laced one down the first-base line allowing all three runners to come home. Ahit over second base for Tyler Carr brought Gutierrez home, and the Dragons left the third inning with an 8-0 lead. In the fourth, two fielded grounders and a strikeout called for Lake Placids third perfect defensive inning of the night before the Dragons tallied their final run of the night. Laine Daum earned a single and stole second base to get it started. Agrounded ball to first let Daum advance to third, and was brought home by a wild pitch. The top of the fifth was short-lived with two quick outs. Mason Jahnas single wast enough to get one on the board for the Red Devils due to a third quick out soon after. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 14th annual Special STARS Softball Classic will be Saturday, March 23, at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Partners in the local community will play coed slowpitch softball with individuals with disabilities. There are six local teams. There will also be a skill level competition for those with disabilities who are just learning the fundamentals of the game. Athletes have been training for the past three weeks. Team sponsors are Avon Park Youth Academy, coached by Pete Zeegers; Coffee News, coached by Andy Basso; Beef OBradys led by Amy Torres; Florida Hospital Heartland Division, coached by Hank Brady; Heacock Insurance Group, coached by Garrett Martinez; and Dees Place, led by Tim Ritenour. David and Doris Magowan and the Heartland Riders Association also made a donation to sponsor the skill level team. These individuals have been practicing four different skills and will compete for medals on Saturday. They will be tested on throwing, fielding, batting and running to a base. South Florida State College is the major All-Star sponsor for the tournament because of the funding they provide through a grant which provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to further develop their motor and socialization skills. Other All-Star sponsors are Sebring Elks Lodge 1529, Highlands Sertoma Club, Knights of Columbus Council 5441 and The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, who allows Special STARS to use the At 64, I think Ive finally reached a point where I actually have too much fishing tackle. Id been waiting all week for the winds to died own, and finally, on Saturday, we had light winds for a change. I loaded up my boat and h eaded down to Lake Istokpoga for what I figu red would be an outs tanding day on the water. Hitting all my regular spots, I couldnt get a hit to save my life. I flipped the reeds, worked the pads and hydrilla, only to come up with one small bass in the first couple of hours. Moving along the East shoreline, down past the Big Island, Bumblebee and on down to the South end of the lake, the bass seemed to have lockjaw. I finished the day with three bass, the biggest a whopping 2 1/2 pounder. The water was cold, around 62 degrees on the North end of the lake and around 64 degrees on the South end. It was also muddy and discolored, probably from all the wind wed had the previous seven days. But to have such a poor day of fishing, this time of the year, on such a perfect day left me shaking my head and remembering that its called Fishing, not C atching. Maybe it was time to t ry another lake on Sunday. C offee in hand, Sunda y morning found me rummaging through my fishing tackle, moving old tackle boxes around and raising the question; maybe I have too much fishing tackle? As I inched around in my garage to take inventory, I realized, after a good 55 years of fishing, I did indeed have too much stuff 40 or 50 different rods, at least 60 different reels, a dozen tackle boxes and at least 100 plastic boxes full of tackle that Id accumulated over the years. There in the corner was my Grandpas old tackle box and alongside it was my Dads old Kennedy box, full of old Pikie Minnows, Jitterbugs, Hula Poppers and Lazy Ikes. I had an uncle I was SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, March 22, 2012 Page B4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Heath Harris held Avon Park in check Tuesday, pitching a c omplete-game shutout Tuesday in Lake Placids 9-0 win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jimmy Peck provided the offensive fireworks with a thirdinning home run in Sebrings win over Kathleen Tuesday. Fishin Around... Don Norton Courtesy photo Don sorts through his life-long accumulation of fishing gear. Too Much Fishing Tackle See TACKLE, Page B4 Courtesy photo These Special STARS athletes represent each local team playing this Saturday in the 14th annual Special STARS Softball Classic at the Highlands County Sports Complex in Sebring. Local team sponsors include Beef O'Bradys, Coffee News, Avon Park Youth Academy, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Dee's Place, Heacock Insurance Group, Dave & Doris Magowan and Heartland Riders Association. STARS softball to crack some bats Saturday See STARS, Page B4 Harris, Dragons down Devils Lake Placid9A von Park0 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com and TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentAperfect district record is a lways something to strive for, and the Streaks began traveling that road when they came away with a 5-2 win over visiting Kathleen Tuesday night. It was a great team effort, and a great way to start districts, said head coach Buck Rapp. The Streaks got rolling early in the game when they scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Brad Doty, who got on base from a walk, and designated runner Landon Willey were brought home for the first scores of the night. T he Streaks defense combined with six straight innings of strong pitching by Jordan Baker held off the Devils through the first three innings. Baker threw a great game, said Rapp of his hardthrowing right-hander. In Bakers six innings of work, he allowed just three Baker, Peck propel Streaks S ebring5Kathleen2 See STREAKS, Page B4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kelly Broen and the Lady Blue Streaks swept past Lake Placid Tuesday while the Sebring boys edged their Dragon counterparts in a 4-3 match win. Sebring scores tennis wins See LP, Page B4


C M Y K Lake Placid Youth Soccer LeagueLAKE PLACID Lake Placid AYSO is now Central Florida FC and will be hav-i ng a Spring Youth Soccer League for children ages 4-11. Games will be played at Lake June Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from6 -7 p.m., beginning April 2 and running through June 6. F inal registration will be held SAturday, March 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. a t the Lake June Park picnic tables. Registration fee is $60. F or questions, or more information, call Edgar Vazquez at 840-4065 or James Ashley at 273-1438.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.Chamber Spring Golf ClassicSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will host its Spring Golf Classic on Saturday, April 6, at the Sun N Lake Golf Clubs Deer Run course in Sebring. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization. The tournament, presented by Heacock Insurance and Heacock Payroll, will kick off with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Asmall breakfast will be provided before play, as well as plenty of cold beverages on the course. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition luncheon will be held. Players can test their skill at two holein-one challenges, with a chance to win a new car sponsored by the Alan Jay Automotive Network, and $2,000 cash sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of each flight. Raffle tickets will be sold for amazing prizes, and door prizes will be drawn for lucky winners. The tournament will be a 4-man scramble, with an entry fee of $225 per team, or $60 per entry. This event is open to the public and the teams will be flighted by handicap. For more information or for a registration form, please contact the Sebring Chamber at 385-8448 or visit www.sebring.org .FOP Golf TournamentSEBRING Highlands County Lodge No. 99 of the Fraternal Order of Policew ill be hosting a golf tournament Saturday, April 6, at Harder Hall Country Club. The four-person scramble format will h ave check-in and ticket sales beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a .m. The entry fee is $60 per person, and i ncludes golf, cart and lunch. Team and Hole Sponsorship combos a re available for $275, as well as $50 Hole Sponsorships. Make checks payable to FOPLodge 99. Deadline for team registration is Thursday, April 4. Aportion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information, call Betty Milam at 835-3512.Sunrise Rotary GolfSEBRING Sebring Sunrise Rotary 24th annual Charity Golf Tournament will be Saturday, June 1, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake Golf and Country Club. Format is a Four-person Scramble (double Bogey maximum Cost is $220 per team and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages along with some fabulous raffle prizes. Sponsorships available: $100 Hole sponsor; $155 Hole sponsor including single entry; and $320 Hole sponsor including team entry. Hole-In-One sponsors are being provided by Cohan Radio Group ($2,000 cash) and Alan Jay Automotive Network. Trophy sponsor for the event is the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Make checks payable to Sebring Sunrise Rotary, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL33871. Please enter by Tuesday, May 28.Sebring High School athletic postersSEBRING Chris Cook, Athletic Director of Sebring High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized AllAmerican Sports Posters to produce Sebring High Schools athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking sports posters and will help the athletic department to raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this program and Chris Cook urges all businesses to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort. As you are no doubt aware, there are many businesses that solicit via telephone and you always have the right to question anyone who contacts you in this manner. All-American Sports Posters is registered with the Idaho Attorney General and has been authorized to conduct this campaign on behalf of the Sebring High School Athletic Department. No other company has been authorized to represent Sebring High School in that way and you should question any other requests for funds. If you have any questions, contact Cook, at 471-5500 or All-American Sports Posters at (800 EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York4026.606 Brooklyn4028.5881 Boston3631.5374.5 Philadelphia2641.38814.5 Toronto2642.38215 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami5314.791 Atlanta3830.55915.5 Washington2443.35829 Orlando1851.26136 Charlotte1652.23537.5 Central Division WLPctGB x-Indiana4226.618 Chicago3630.5455 Milwaukee3433.5077.5 Detroit2346.33319.5 Cleveland2246.32420WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5216.765 Memphis4621.6875.5 Houston3731.54415 Dallas3236.47120 New Orleans2346.33329.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5019.725 Denver4722.6813 Utah3434.50015.5 Portland3136.46318 Minnesota2342.35425 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4722.681 Golden State3931.5578.5 L.A. Lakers3633.52211 Sacramento2444.35322.5 Phoenix2346.33324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Wednesdays Games Miami 98, Cleveland 95 Charlotte 107, Toronto 101 New York 106, Orlando 94 Atlanta 98, Milwaukee 90 Brooklyn 113, Dallas 96 Houston 100, Utah 93 Memphis 90, Oklahoma City 89, OT New Orleans 87, Boston 86 San Antonio 104, Golden State 93 Washington 88, Phoenix 79 L.A. Clippers 101, Philadelphia 72 Thursdays Games Portland at Chicago, late Philadelphia at Denver, late Minnesota at Sacramento, late Fridays Games New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh23804611081 N.Y. Rangers15122327070 New Jersey13116327484 N.Y. Islanders13133298696 Philadelphia13161278192 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1955439273 Boston1963418260 Ottawa1686387765 Toronto16122349085 Buffalo11154267995 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Winnipeg16122348086 Carolina15122328482 Tampa Bay13161279890 Washington12161257987 Florida81662274110WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago24335110266 St. Louis16112348783 Detroit14115338079 Columbus12126306879 Nashville11136287081 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota17102367771 Vancouver1496348182 Edmonton11117297285 Calgary11124267891 Colorado11144267592 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim2234489971 Los Angeles17102368873 San Jose13106327177 Phoenix13134307985 Dallas13133297688 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesdays Games San Jose 4, Edmonton 3, SO Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 4, Detroit 2 Colorado 4, Dallas 3 Anaheim 4, Chicago 2 Thursdays Games Toronto at Buffalo, late Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, late Florida at N.Y. Rangers, late New Jersey at Carolina, late Boston at Ottawa, late Washington at Winnipeg, late Calgary at Nashville, late Vancouver at Phoenix, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City186.750 Baltimore156.714 Seattle177.708 Cleveland149.609 Tampa Bay149.609 Detroit1410.583 Boston1312.520 Chicago1010.500 Texas1212.500 Minnesota1112.478 Oakland912.429 Houston913.409 New York1015.400 Toronto914.391 Los Angeles613.316NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Atlanta1511.577 Colorado1110.524 Arizona1212.500 St. Louis1111.500 Washington1111.500 San Diego1314.481 Philadelphia1112.478 San Francisco1011.476 New York910.474 Chicago1214.462 Miami1012.455 Milwaukee912.429 Pittsburgh1014.417 Los Angeles914.391 Cincinnati814.364 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Wednesdays Games Washington 7, Miami 5 Baltimore 7, Toronto 5 Atlanta 18, Pittsburgh 9 N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 0 L.A. Angels 6, Cleveland 5 San Francisco (ss 10 innings San Francisco (ss Kansas City 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 5 Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., ccd., Rain Thursdays Games Toronto vs. Tampa Bay, late St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets, late Oakland vs. Cincinnati, late Milwaukee vs. Chicago White Sox, late Cleveland vs. Arizona, late Washington vs. Atlanta, late Houston vs. Detroit, late Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, late Philadelphia vs. Boston, late L.A. Angels vs. Texas, late Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle, late Colorado vs. San Francisco, late Fridays Games Tampa Bay (ss Bradenton, 1 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, 1 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay (ss Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado (ssexas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Colorado (ss Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, 7 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 10:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball vs. Tenoroc,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Hardee,6 p.m.; Track at Clewiston,4:30 p.m.; Weightlifiting vs.DeSoto,5:30 p.m.; Tennis at DeSoto,4 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Softball at Lake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Weightlifting vs.LaBelle,5 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Avon Park,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Avon Park,6 p.m.; Softball at Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Oviedo,7:30 p.m.; JV.Baseball vs.Oviedo,4:30 p.m.; Softball vs.LaBelle,5/7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Avon Park,4p .m. SFSC T ODAY: Baseball vs.St.Petersburg College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg College,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at St.Petersburg College,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Frostproof,6 p.m.; Softball vs. DeSoto,7 p.m. M ONDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Hardee,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 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Florida at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Arkansas at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN N B B A A S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Indiana at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Donovan George vs. David Lopez . . . . . 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C M Y K very close to who passed away years ago who left mea couple rods and some tackle. And of course, Ive never been shy about buying the hottest lures that come out every year. Spinning rods, casting rods, flippin stiks, trolling rods, saltwater rods, steelhead rods and of course flyrods in both graphite and bamboo. I even had a couple of ice-fishing rods (just in case). So instead of fishing on Sunday, I decided to clean out some of the fishing tackle thats filling my garage. One of the best ways to get rid of stuff is on Ebay. Ive sold hundreds of custom-built fishing rods on Ebay over the years, and although it takes a good deal of time to sort, bag, photograph and list everything, it does provide a huge audience for selling your gear. I listed about 50 items on Sunday, and by Sunday evening, I already had numerous bids and just as many questions. Id forgotten what a pain answering the questions can be. Most are obvious, like shipping costs, or the color or name of something. Others, like how much per foot does an 8-foot cast net weigh, border on the ridiculous. But I try my best to answer all the questions as best I can. I figure Im only about 1/10 of the way through all the tackle and I may give up before listing everything, or at the very least, start packaging items together. I noticed a number of old; antique lures are listed for sale on Ebay. Some fetching big dollars, but it would take me months to list individual lures, so Ill probably package 10 or 12 together along with a plastic box for shipping. Theres probably some old lures in the bunch. Years ago, I used to collect antique fishing lures but it got to the point that I had so many, I ran out of places to store them. Most of them were sold back in the 80s. But I still have a few that Ill probably keep and just get rid of the rest. Its truly amazing when I look at all this tackle. Most hasnt been used in years. If youre interested in taking a look, my Ebay name is afbassin. Maybe youll find something you cant live without. At least you can save me the hassle of shipping the item, and save yourself the shipping cost. So I never made it out fishing last Sunday, and with a much warmer week coming up, Im guessing the fishing will warm up along with the water by next weekend. By then Ill probably find a few old lures to try on those wily Istokpoga bass. Wonder if theyve ever seen a Lazy Ike? Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He has also taughta 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. B4News-SunFriday, March 22, 2013w ww.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 3/8, 22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 5 5 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports friday ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 5 5 1 1 Golf HammockLast Monday, March 18, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Fred Latshaw came in first place in A group with plus 2 and Les Campbell came in second place with minus 2. Rod Bently scored plus 4 in B group f or the win and Dave Baker came in second with minus 1. Jack Schell came in first place in C g roup with plus 3 and Bob Watson came in second place with plus 1. D group saw Jerry Edwards score plus 5 to take first place and there was a tie for second place between Jack Bardelli and David Mulligan at even. Phil Raymond came in first place in E group with plus 5 and Dick Botelho came in second place with plus 4. In F group Paul Brown II had a plus 5 that was good for first place while Janet Regan came in second place with plus 4. In G group Ken Spencer made plus 5 that was good for first place, in second place Bob Fidlin had plus 3 and in third place Terrie Trumble was at even. Jerry Linsley shot a plus 4 for first place in H group and Pete Mezza came in second place with plus 2. In I group Kathy Baker scored plus 5 to take first place and a tie for second place between Jim Reed and Ozzie Bergroth with plus 2. B ob Andrews scored plus plus 5 in J group with Jerry Hodges coming in second with plus 2. In K group Bob Morrison came in firt place with plus 4 and there was a tie for second place between Jerry Patterson and Les Layton at minus 1. Harold Traxler played very well making plus 10 to take first place in L g roup and Janet Howland came in second with plus 3. In M group Don Meitz was in first place with plus 3 and Bill Katcher in second place with plus 2. Jean Terrell scored well to take first place in N group making plus 7 and Bill Young had minus 2 for second place. Next week 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 3821280Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, M arch 14. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Bob and Doris Weeks, Rod and Lynn Martin with 51. Tying for second/third places were the teams of John and Shelly Byron, John and Donna Stewart a nd Helen Mellon; Doyan Eades, Wayne Eades, John and Shelly Ruffo and Jane Roush with 52 each. C losest to the pin: (Ladies Sue Ruffo, 2-feet-2; and No. 8, Beth Schwenke, 7-feet-9. (Menalt Nagel, 15-feet-2.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a 1 Best Ball Front, 2 Best Balls Back event Wednesday, March 13. Winning first place was the team of John Goble, Frank Fisher and Larry Kress with minus-19; second place, Roger Thompson, Bob McMillian, Jack Hoerner and Howard Ticknor with minus-16; and third place, Bob Bauman, Gene Ransom and John Millerick with minus-14. C losest to the pin: No. 2, Darrell Gardner, 3-feet-6. The Ladies Association played a 1 Best Ball Front, 2 Best Balls Back event Tuesday, March 12. W inning first place was the team of Alice Bitzer, Linda Archambault, Narola Rosenberg and Barb McArdle with minus-2 6; second place, Judy Thompson, Carol Olsen, Barb Moriarity a nd Janice Geiger with minus-23; and third place, Von Lacy, Andrea Burdick, Karen Wallin and Helen Hunter with minus-16. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Marnie Rosettis, 8-feet-2.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Ladies League played an Individual Low Gross Low Net Event on the Cougar Trail Course Wednesday,M arch 20. Lou Cannon and Linda Pfleger won first and second place in Flight 1 with a Net 62. Rebecca Shatney and Terrie Austin took first and second with Gross scores of 79 and 81. I n Flight 2, Marilyn Redenbarger with a net 61 and Judy Dunn with a net 63 took first and second Low Net whileJ udy DeVries with an 80 and Barbara Stevens with an 85 took Low Gross. Flight 3 Low Net winners were Joan Gann and Jean Donahue with Net Scores of 64. Low Gross winners are Patty Miller with an 85 and Carole Frederick with an 87. Flight 4 Low Net winner was Joanne Deweese with a Net 65 followed by Ann McWilliams with a Net 67. Gross winners were Diana Ackling with a 98 and Kay Baxter with a 99. On Tuesday, March 19, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Pick Your Partner event in which the Front 9 was a Two Man Team Scramble and the Back 9 was a One B est Ball format. This flighted contest was held on Cougar Trail golf course. In Flight A, first place went to the team of Jan Hard and Leon Van, who scrambled for 32 on the Front and had a Best Ball (net Back 9 less team handicap of 6 (front only) giving them a net score of 55 strokes. Second place went to Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde who scored 31 and 31 less t eam handicap of 4 for a net 58. T hird place in the A Flight went to Joe Austin and Ed Vowels with a 35, 31 l ess 6 equal to 60 net strokes. In Flight B, first place was taken by Bo Bohanon and Joe Troia with a Scramble 9 of 33 and a Best Ball 9 score of 30 less a team handicap of 9 giving a net score of 54 strokes. Second place in Flight B went to Dave Kamish and Bob Berg with a net 55 strokes, while third place was won by the team of Will David and Ed Clay, who scored 59 net strokes. In Flight C, there was a tie for first p lace at 51 net strokes between Rick Nelson and Mike Smith and the team of Don Cunning and Vern Hoffman. Third place went to Dan Porter and Ray McKenzies net score of 52 net strokes. Continued from B1 Tackle almost too much to tackle fields at no cost. There will be an opening ceremony at 7:45 a.m., and play begins at 8 a.m. The Avon Park High School Junior ROTC will present the American flag followed by the national anthem. Arepresentative from the ROTC will sing the national anthem. The public is invited to come and cheer on the local teams food and drinks will be available. There will be a Home Run Derby open to anyone at $5 for 10 balls and the winner will get half of the money raised in their division while the other half goes to Special STARS. Each batter selects their own pitcher. There will be four different levels men, women, children (ages 12 and under special athletes. Other tournament sponsors include Reflections on Silver Lake, Highlands Independent Bank, Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Morris Funeral Chapel, StephensonNelson Funeral Home, King Equipment and Jim and Carol Phipps. Continued from B1 STARS take to the baseball diamond hits and struck out 10. Keat Waldron closed out the game by pitching a scoreless seventh. Sebring batters were on key for the night as Wyatt Johnson, Cullen Lovett, Jordan Austin and Jimmy Peck each had two hits. Peck doubled up the 2-0 lead in the third when he laced an Alex Mathers pitch over the wall in left for a two-run homer. That really lifted us up, said Rapp. Kathleen got on the boa rd in the fourth on an Alex Seifert single for two RBI. But Baker worked through the fifth and sixth with no further damage before Waldron came on to clinch it. Sebrings next district test came on Thursday night against the Winter Haven Blue Devils on the road. inter Haven is really strong, said Rapp. On any given day any of the four district teams could win, so we have to come ready to play Continued from B1 Streaks down Kathleen From there, both defenses held and Harris finished off his complete-game masterpiece having allowed just three hits and one walk, while striking out six. von Park is always in the running for the district championship, Harris said. If we can play against every team the way we play against them, we have a shot at it, which is our goal. The Devils look to get ba ck on track tonight with a game at Frostproof, while the Dragons played LaBelle Thursday and host DeSoto tonight. Continued from B1 Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Senior Softball finished its regular season on Monday, March 18, with a pair of games that served as tune-ups for the upcoming tournament. Seminole Tire (10-11) defeated Yates Insurance (138) 19-17. Norm Grubbs paced The Noles with five hits, including a home run, while Darrel Richards also homered in the victory. For Yates Insurance, Dick Cook smashed three round trippers and Paul Brand also went deep in the loss. Central Security (8-13 defeated Schoonis Restaurant (11-10) 25-16. Joe Hedges and Chet Johnson homered for the victorious Securitymen. Wednesday saw semifinal action in the league tournament. Regular season champion Yates Insurance scored early and often to pummel 2012 Tournament Champion Central Security 39-19. Manager Dick Cook doubled, tripled and started four double plays from his shortstop position. Dave Steigerwalt had six hits, while Paul Brand notched five, including four doubles. Woody Hoffman also tallied five base knocks, while five other Yates hitters recorded four hits each. For Central Security, five hitters had four hits apiece. Chet Johnson homered, while Paul Stephenson hit two doubles. Yates will meet Schoonis for the tournament title on Monday, March 25. The Restauranteurs eliminated Seminole Tire 25-20. Winning pitcher Victor Rodriguez smashed two triples, while Bill Gallagher also had two triples among his five hits. Ron Wickman homered in the win. For Seminole Tire, Norm Grubbs again led the offensive assault with six hits, including two doubles. Ross Anderson added five hits (double and Darrel Richards (triple c hipped in with four hi ts each. Yates and Schoonis will square off at 10 a.m. on Monday for the tournament championship. The matchup is only appropriate, since The Big Red Machine and The Orange Crush had the two best records in the league. For further league information, please visit lpsoftball.com. Schoonis, Yates to face off in Lake Placid Seniors finale LP gets shutout win


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page B5 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;Josh Knabel (812618-7118), 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 C hurch ELCASEBRING This Palm Sunday,worship service with (openC ommunion will be led by Rev. Jefferson Cox. The Sermon will be based on the gospel reading of Luke 22:14,23:56. T hursday Bible study will be led by Sharon Palmer. Rev. Jefferson Cox will be the leader on April 11 and 18. A ll are welcome to come and help on the quilting project every Saturday morning. Lent schedule is as follows:March 24 PalmS unday worship service with Communion led by Rev. J. C ox; March 28 Maundy Thursday worship service led by Rev. Cox at 7 p.m.M arch 29 Good Friday service 7 p.m. March 31 E aster Sunday service to be led by Deacon David Thoresen and Rev. Jefferson Cox. Easter brunch following worship service in fel-l owship hall. The Labyrinth Prayer G arden is patterned after a very famous one in France! The church is honored and privileged to have a Labyrinth in Sebring,inm emory of former member Kaitlyn Gossett. The bushes and flowers decorating the garden were planted in memory of Scott Duncan Koch.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This is P alm Sunday and Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled In the Wilderness. Maundy Thursday is March 28 and PastorM cLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Bloodbath. D ivine Worship is celebrated at 7 p.m. Good Friday follows on March 29,withP astor Scott McLean preaching a sermon entitled A R ich Burial.Lutheran Tenebrae Service is at 7 p.m. The church at 1320 C.R. 64,east of the Avon Park High School past the four-w ay stop sign. For more information,call 471-2663 o r visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science C hurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Matter.Thek eynote is from Psalms 119:57,128,Thou art my portion,O Lord:... I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and Ih ate every false way. The church is at 154 N. Franklin Street.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Many Enter; Few Stayat the Sundaym orning service. The Wednesday night Bible study i s the Gospel of John. Eastside Christian ChurchL AKE PLACID The Spring Family Fun Festival will be Saturday from 4-7 p.m. There will be games, inflatables,food and drinks,a nd live music from the First Baptist Church of Bowling G reen Youth Praise Band,all free! Eastside is on County R oad 621 East,two miles east of U.S. 27. Turn east at either of the traffic lights on U.S. 27,then just past Holmes Road,the churchw ill be on the left. Wednesday is Mid Week Bible Study (E.P.I.C.),youth group with an hour of sports and activities preceding theB ible Study,the adult study group.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Possibilities Untiedwith Scripture from Luke 19:29-4 0. The church is 1.7 miles w est of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visitw ww.sebringemmanuelucc.c om/.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID S unday morning,the church will worship through music w ith the adult choir presenting The King Is Coming! Sunday evening,Pastor Bill w ill be preaching Stopping the Clockfrom Joshua 10:1-15 which continues in his evening series The Keys to Triumphant Living.M idweek service is held each Wednesday evening. The Red,White and Bluegrass Jamboree is today at 6 p.m. in the fellowshiph all. It will be an informal and enjoyable time of oldtime gospel,country and bluegrass. It is a free event with a love offering receivedf or missions. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. Call the church office at 465-0060 or visit www.faithbaptistchurchlp.co m for more information.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This S unday,the church celebrates Palm Sunday. Rev. R obert Reinhardt will deliver his sermon,Hosanna, Blessed is He.The church will install new members Daniel Grasso,AmandaE rickson and Sally Lempke on Sunday. A dult Sunday school class is studying Blessed Are the Peacemakers... Practicing Ministry of Reconciliation. Services for Holy Week a re as Follows:Maunday Thursday worship with Hol y Communion at 6:30 p.m., March 28. Good Friday wo rship Tennebraeservice at6 :30 p.m.,March 29. Easte r Sunrise service at 7 a.m. Easter breakfast at 8:15 a.m Feast of the Resurrection Worship Holy Communion a t 10 a.m. Faith Child Development is taking enrollments for children who will be foury ears old prior Sept. 1,for fall VPK as of March 1. Classes begin Monday,Aug 19,but registration is under way.Faith Missionary Baptist ChurchSEBRING Faith M issionary Baptist Church will hold a powerful morn-i ng service on Sunday.The Word of God will be opene d and shared without hesitat ion. Hymns will be raised with voice and hands. Peop le w ill love and encourage each other and spend a major porChurch News C ontinued on page B6


C M Y K B6News-SunFriday, March 22, 2013www.newssun.com 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, 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.; ContemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, 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, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t 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.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 465-2422. 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 tion of time praying for the needs of each other. This service is joy-f ully interpreted for the deaf. There are three Sunday School classes available:adult,children (all ages together like a family) and deaf. T he church will not have an evening service on Palm Sunday, but everyone is invited to attend a sacred concert that Pastor Ken and Bonnie will host. The WineF amilywill be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Whisper Lake Clubhouse.F irst Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck i s the Senior Pastor. The Sunday morning message will be from I John 3:11-24. W ednesday is Bible study and prayer meeting,childrens choirs, y outh activities,adult choir rehearsal,mission classes and Spanish church are held onW ednesdays. The church is at 100 N. Lake A ve. For more information,call 4536681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Contemporary worship service has begun on Saturday evenings. The church wills hare in song,sermon and communion. Tuesday evenings,the AA Big Book Study Group meets. If you are looking for a local AA meeting,t his is the place for you! On Wednesday evening,the church will continue the Bible study on the Passion of the Christ. Come and join us. First ChristianC hurch of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-m ail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The churchw ebsite is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING Rev. Hills study o n the book of Romans continues in the board room Sunday morning. Pastor Rons class on the Christian Church is still meeting in the library. T he music department will present a Lenten Medleduring the main service on Sunday. Assisting Pastor Ron will be elders Howard Lewis and DianeB eidler; deacons Carol Chandler, Catherine Baker,Diane Thibodeau and Sharron Campbell; acolyte David Thibodeau and greeter Linda Johnson. M aundy Thursday service is 7 p.m. Good Friday service is 10 a.m. Easter Day (Sunday is 10:30 a.m.F irst Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is entitled Hosannabasedo n Mark 11:1-11. The adult class has been viewing a video series entitled The Life and Ministry of the Messiahsponsored by Focus on the Family.Thel essons are filmed on location and narrated by Ray Vander Lann. S undays film is entitled Israel in Bondage:God Heard Their Cry filmed in Deir al Medina. Matt Sboto teaches the youth class and they are studying the book ofE phesians. The choirs introit will be Thou Art Worthyand the anthem In the Name of the Lord. On Wednesday morning,Pastor J ohnson will lead the Bible study on the book What is the Christian Worldview? On Thursday,the Mens Fellowship meets at The Depot forb reakfast at 7 a.m. and then returns to the church for a short Bible study and a work project. A Maundy Thursday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. The LordsS upper will be observed. The church is located at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances onL agrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Hoshiya Nais the title of Sunday mornings sermon by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. M Session meeting is Monday. Youth Group (for middle school a nd high school students),meets Tuesdays in fellowship hall for Bible study,activities and dinner. Choir rehearsal is Wednesday. M ens Prayer Breakfast is Thursday at Sandys Restaurant. The Good Friday community worship service will be from 1:303 p.m. at the First United M ethodist Church on Pine Street.First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING Rev.A.C. Bryants sermon will be The Passion of Christwith Scripture reference Luke 23:1-49. The Youth Lounge will host an Easter message titled Marvelous Light:an Easter Message of Hope and Graceat 6 p.m. F ine Food and Fellowship is Sunday after church services. Lenten Study When Gods Spirit Moveson Wednesday in th e Sanctuary and led by Pastor B ryant. Soup supper precedes in the FLC. A n Easter egg hunt will be held f or the community from 9-11 a.m on Saturday,March 30. The church is downtown at 126 Continued from page B5 Continued on page B7


C M Y K South Pine St. Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com or call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace P ointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Tuesday Home Bible Study is Meal of Messiah.T his meal will be like a Seder,but from perspective of victory and joy. Call (863) 658-2534 for directions and information. Sunday morning,the c hurch will be celebrating with Palms. Be part of the c rowd that welcomed Jesus as King of Kings when he entered Jerusalem. G ood Friday,the church will have a communion servi ce commemoration the ultimate sacrifice made for all mankind. You can join the service on GoToMeeting. Just be sure to let the churchk now at www.gracepointecog@comcast.net so t hat an invitation can be sent to your e-mail address. Ustream is available (live or2 4/7) of all services in Sebring. Log on to w ww,ustream.tv and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. V isit www.gracepointeministries.net for upcoming events. Pastor Zimmer has s tarted a blog at Ron-gracepointes.blogspot.com/. W OW Radio Jesus daily Moments can be heard every day at www.wowradionetwork.com and then click the Praise Him tab.Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be A Question in thec rowd Who Is This? Scripture will be taken from: M atthew 21:1-11. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will include Specialby Allen Warchaka nd the Heartland Singers singing Go Light your World. Communion will be served on Good Friday onM arch 29 any time between 4-6 p.m. Heartland Singers practice on Tuesdays. Tuesday night adult Bible study is taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Come early for snacks. Wednesday night young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly,Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist Church LAKE PLACID Palm Sunday will be celebrated at both services with Pastor John Bryant preaching on the subject A Different Kind of Champion,with the Scripture lesson from Luke 19:28-40. The Worship Band will present a prelude. Fellowship and Refreshments will be offered in Rob Reynolds Hall.. Youth Group will meet in the Lighthouse Sunday evening. Mens Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays in the Mens Bible Classroom. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchS EBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaro J r.s message from the Lenten Series will be PalmS unday:A Day of Triumph! Biblical reference is from Luke 19:28-40. WomensB ible study and Cub/Boy Scouts meet Monday. Girl S couts meet Tuesday. Mens prayer breakfast and children/youth programs and choir practice are on Wednesday. Maundy Thursday Service is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Nursery is provided at all services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This S unday,which is Palm S unday,Pastor Dave will be preaching on FromV ulnerability Comes Community. Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. Pastor Wendell Bohrer will be preaching on ProphesyingN ew Life. Sunday school No. 2 will b e meeting in the conference room and studying articlesf rom The Messenger.That class will be led by Larry Weise. C all 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon on Sunday will be As He Rode He Wept. Fellowship follows the serv-i ce. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page B7 AVON PARK CHAMBER; 7.444"; 10"; Black plus three; process, mall festival sponsor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 4 4 7 7 3 3 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 2 2 7 7 7 7 Continued from page B6 RELIGION


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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page B9 RELIGION Lewis sings Palm Sunday at Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID Bill Lewis from Richmond,Va.,w ill be ministering in music and song this Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church of Lake Placid. H e will also be the featured singer during the Holy week celebration weekdays (March 25-29 First Baptist Church of LakeP lacid. The annual event is sponsored by the Lake Placid Christian MinisterialA ssociation. Following the morning concert at Leisure Lakes,alla re invited to stay for dinner on the groundsin the c hurch fellowship hall. The church is at the western end of Lake June. FromU .S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller,turning north on W ildflower. For further information,contact the church office at 699-0671.Heartland Pops at Faith LutheranS EBRING Faith Lutheran Church,2740 Lakeview Drive,will presentT he Best of Heartland Pops at 7 p.m.,Saturday. Enjoy s ome favorite selections from the 2012-2013 concert season. Anthony Jones is the c onductor. A free-will offering will be received. For information,call 3148877 or visit www.heartlandpops.org/.Holy Week Community Services in Lake PlacidL AKE PLACID Holy Week 2013 Community S ervices,sponsored by the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association,will be held Monday throughF riday,March 25-29 at First Baptist Church of Lake P lacid,119 E. Royal Palm St.; Daily lunch ($5 per pers on) will be served immediately following the services a t 12:30 p.m.,in the fellowship hall. Music will be provided d aily by Bill Lewis Ministries. The schedule is as foll ows: Monday Jimmy Goins of H eartland Family Church of Christ will bring the message. Lunch menu will be stuffed shells,meatballs, tossed salad,garlic stick andd essert. Tuesday Tim Taylor, Pastor of Church of the Nazarene,will bring the message. Lunch menu will be creamed chicken with m ixed vegetables over biscuit,Italian green beans, coleslaw and dessert. Wednesday Michael Cannon of St. JamesC atholic Church will bring the message. Lunch menu w ill be stuffed green peppers,rice with tomato gravy, buttered carrots,rolls and dessert. T hursday John Bryant of Memorial United Methodist Church,will bring the message. Lunch menu will be ham,scalloped potatoes,v egetable medley,yeast rolls and dessert. Friday,March 29 Brett Morey of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid,willb ring the message. Lunch menu will be pork loin with gravy,dressing,sweet potatoes,broccoli,corn cakes and dessert. C all 465-3721 or visit www.fbclp.com/ for more information. Maranatha Baptist presents Easter musical dramaS EBRING Maranatha Baptist Church will present Statement of Faith,anE aster musical drama,at 7 p.m.,Friday,March 29 and a t 6 p.m. Easter Sunday evening,March 31. The story involves a couple,played by Pat Seddon and Buz Cliffe,who seem toh ave two different belief systems. Several Old T estament men make an appearance to help show the couple the truths of theB ible. These are portrayed by Reid Kitchen,Wayne M attson and Leon Moody. This is interwoven with songs by the choir that conv ey a Statement of Faith. Solos are sung by Cathy Witham,Terry Doane and Hope Austin,with some narration by David Waite.P ianist for the musical is Judy Tinkham and organist is Ann Truax with Jan Burgess as director. The church is off A rbuckle Creek Road two miles east of S.R. 17 N. Call 3 82-4301 or 382-8594. C ourtesy photo Faith Missionary Baptist Church will not have an evening service on Palm Sunday (March 24), but everyone is invited to attend a sacred concert that Pastor Ken and Bonnie will host. The Wine Family will be in concert at the Whisper Lake Clubhouse, March 24, at 6 p.m. The evening c hurch service will be moved to the clubhouse for Palm Sunday. Everyone is welcome for this Celebration of Jesus concert. Snapshots R ELIGION GUIDELINES: T he N ews-Sunp ublishes r eligion news on Fridays. The submission deadl ine is 5 p.m. Monday to b e considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to theN ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax t o 385-2453; send e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com; o r mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 S outh,Sebring,FL 33870. For information, c all 385-6155,ext. 516. B y ANGUS SHAW Associated PressHARARE,Zimbabwe Zimbabwes PresidentR obert Mugabe says he wants Pope Francis to visit Africa because he is a man of God who will be praying for all of us,praying for thes inful world to repent. Mugabe attended the Popes inaugural mass onT uesday despite a ban on him travelling to most European countries top rotest his human rights record and alleged vote rigg ing in violent elections. Vatican City is not affected by the ban. Vatican officialss aid no formal invitations were sent out and represent atives of all world governments were welcome to come to the Popes installation. Speaking to journalists in I taly,Mugabe urged them to go to church,lead a morall y-guided life,avoid heavy drinking and write well without putting in a twistl ike all journalists do for propaganda,the Zimbabwe H erald newspaper,a Mugabe mouthpiece, reported Wednesday. T he newspaper said Mugabe,89,met with Pope Francis and congratulated him on his election by the conclave of Roman Catholicc ardinals. e hope he will take us, all his children,on the same basis of equality that we are all,in the eyes of God,e qual,Mugabe said. Pope John Paul II visited Z imbabwe on an African pilgrimage in 1988. At his request Mugabe suspended criminal executions but hangings resumed nearly ad ecade later. Mugabe,who led the nation to independence from colonial-era rule in 1980,was forced into as haky,acrimonious and violence-troubled coalition with Prime MinisterM organ Tsvangirai,the former opposition leader,after disputed elections in 2008. Z imbabweans overwhelmingly voted last week f or a new constitution to strengthen human rights and curb authoritarian presiden-t ial powers. The new constitution sets a path toward f resh elections to end the coalition. Mugabe said he expected the date for those elections to be announced by the endo f March,The Herald reported. T he presidential and legislative elections are expected around July. M ugabe told reporters to work harder to present t ruthful reports. Sometimes one gets offended when what one s ays has not been understood. We dont usually rush to correct people,said Mugabe,whose ZANU-PF party has enforced sweep-i ng media laws since 2003. Scores of independent journalists have been assaulted and arrested since then. Mugabe said Christian c ommandments to love one another did not mean p romiscuity. Zimbabwes president calls for African papal visit


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C M Y K By DANIELA PETROFF A ssociated PressVATICAN CITY Pope Francis is mixing his Argentine past with his Roman present to create his new papal coat of arms, while harking back to a pope associated with the Second Vatican Council for the simple ring that he will receive during Tuesdays installation Mass. The Vatican on Monday released details of the symbols of Francispontificate, which in its inaugural days has been marked by his preference for simplicity and aversion to Holy See splendor. The new pope chose to keep the same coat of arms he had as archbishop of Buenos Aires,and picked the simplest ring out of several models offered him. It is fashioned in gold-plated silver and was once a gift to Pope Paul VI,who presided over the second half of Vatican II,the meetings that modernized the church. The coat of arms has a necessary addition the papal symbols surrounding it:a gilded miter,and crossed gold and silver keys. The shield itself,in very simple almost modern heraldry,depicts a star,a grape-like plan,and a monogram of Christ at the center of a fiery sun. The symbols represent the three members of the Holy Family,Jesus,Mary and Joseph. In religious writing, Mary is often referred to as a star,while St. Joseph is often depicted holding a nard,a Middle Eastern plant. The monogram is the symbol of FrancisJesuit order. His motto suggests even more about the root of Francismessage: Miserando atque eligendo,Latin for Having had mercy,he called him, comes from an episode in the Gospel where Christ picks a seemingly unworthy person to follow him. Francis has stressed the importance of mercy,saying that often people are unforgiving with one another,but that God is all-merciful. B y SUE MANNING Associated PressLOS ANGELES A fluffy duckling might seema ppealing next to a basket of Easter eggs,but shelter offic ials and animal welfare experts want gift-happy parents to picture somethinge lse:Poop. The average domestic d uck relieves itself once every 15 minutes,according to the American Society for t he Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Thats why very few people have ducks for pets except at Easter. Yet millions of people h ave or will celebrate spring and Easter by getting their children a duckling,figuring they can release it in a pond when it gets too big to keep. We usually get tons of calls right after Easter,said S usie Coston,national shelter director for the FarmS anctuary. Duck diapers are readily available online,but it takes more than that to raise a duck,said Carol Chrysong,t he 56-year-old founder of The Lucky Duck Rescue & Sanctuary in Los Angeles. The sanctuary is home to 120 of them,including ad rake and two hens that Chrysong keeps as her pets, and the cleanup is exhausting,she said. I do a massive amount of work every day before and after work. I am pretty exhausted,Chrysong said. The upsides to keeping a duck as a pet include their surprisingly doglike behavior,which has them greeting owners upon arrival (Muscovy ducks even wag their tails),learning tricks and being extreme loyal,she said. The downside,though,is cleaning up after a diaperless duck that also likes to get into water or puddles and splash then walk around,Chrysong said. An indoor duck would have to sit on a poop mat and sleep in a playpen full of shavings if it stays inside. Chrysong added that d ucks are in heat up to 10 months out of the year,so if you dont want to have the sex talk with your child, dont get a duck.Expertss ay that most ducklings sold at Easter are drakes,so pare nts hoping for fresh eggs are out of luck. C oston also discouraged ducks as pets,especially since they can live up to 20 years and more. She noted that its unlikely a child cant ake the duck to college. Parents often assume they can set a duck free at a local pond once it outgrows its duckling stage,but domes-t ic ducks are not equipped to survive in the wild like their wild cousins,she said. They cant fly,their colors dont match the environment and they dont know how to act in the wild,so they fall prey to many wild animals, dogs and,sadly,even people,she said. In many cases,territorial ducks at a pond will kill newcomers. Lydia Yasuda,a photographer from Diamond Bar, Calif.,volunteers weekly at Chrysongs rescue after Chrysong took in her daughters duckling. He had followed the girl around at a lake,and we thought he could grow up and we could take him to the pond,said Yasuda. Then the Yasudas started to read about caring for ducks. Her husband said no and they live in an apartment,so Benji went to the duck rescue. Chrysong,who also keeps two horses and a dog on her half-acre of property in ar ural area near Los Angeles, said she herself fell in love w ith ducks at age 8,when she and her sister received ducks as Easter gifts. Thoset wo ducks followed us all over Inglewood. They would w ait outside when we took them to the store,she recalled. W hen the ducks were 5, her parents released them at a pond,she said. It was devastating for me. They kept following us tot he car. Eventually,my father said,s go,and we left them there in the parking lot. I never got over it. Now I know what happenst o them. Thats why I am so aggressive about the work w e do,Chrysong said. When she got a home in S an Fernando Valley 27 years ago,she got a few ducks and people gave her the occasional bird before she decided to open a shel-t er. She gained charity status in 2008. Then the tsunami of ducks started coming my way.And I mean wave afterw ave of them,she said. I would have 10 million ducks here if I took all the ducks. She places ducks only if adopters will take a group. She doesnt want one duck dying of grief because it lost its flock,she said. Cities such as Los Angeles could help prevent parents from giving ducks as temporary pets by barring the sale of lone ducklings,she said. Most major national pet store chains have stopped selling chicks,bunnies or ducklings all popular Easter gifts so almost all sales are made online,at feed stores or independent pet stores. Parents who have children who want a duck for Easter should visit a pet store or zoo instead,she said. Thatll be less messy and a lot less work,Chrysong said as she recalled her experiences. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page B11 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1.736"; 3"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 8 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 7 7 7 7 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Alex P. Wheaton of Sebring hasr ecently returned home from serving two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He wasa ssigned to the Tucson, Ariz.,Mission Center and a Spanish-speaking miss ion. This meant he had to learn to speak Spanish. Wheaton said,What I l oved about serving a mission is the selflessn ess of serving others. Every day is spent serving someone else insteado f yourself.When asked what he liked least,he s aid,The hardest part was being moved to other areas often and having to say good bye top eople you have l earned to love. When s erving others, y ou learn to love perfect strangers. In the last General C onference of the church, it was announced that the age for men and women wishing to serve missions was being lowered. Thism eans that those who wish can now apply directly after graduating from high school. However,they must be atl east 18 years old. All young men members of T he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-dayS aints are encouraged to serve a two year mission though it is not mandatory. Many look forward all their lives to serving andm any save money to make it possible. Women may also serve as well as senior couples. At present there are moret han 55,000 LDS missionaries serving in many parts of the world. Timothy Wheaton, older brother of Alex, also served a mission and returned home a short while before Alex entered the Missionary Training Center. Following in the footsteps of his older brothers,Kevin Wheaton,their youngest brother plans to apply immediately following his high school graduation this year. Alex has an Associates Degree from junior college and is already in the process of applying to schools to complete his education as an aerospace engineer. Wheaton returns from mission An elementary school hired a new sciencet eacher. The teacher was an atheist (someone who does not believe in God) and proud of it. In fact,he often talked about it,ands ince the kids were fairly young,he easily intimidated them. One day,the teacher boldly announced, My mother was an atheist,m y father was an atheist, and I am an atheist. How many in this room area theists? The kids,being a little scared of the teacher,allr aised their hands all, that is,except for one little g irl. Greatly annoyed,the teacher asked the student, So,what are you then? T he girl replied,I am a Christian. My mother was a Christian,my father was a Christian,and I am a Christian,too. The teacher snarled,If your mother was an idiot,a nd your father was an idiot,then what would that m ake you? The little girl thought for a moment and then gently r esponded,I guess that would make me like you. T here are many different kinds of people in the world today with many diff erent kinds of beliefs about God. Some hold beliefs about God that are true; others hold beliefs about God that are false.H owever,whether right or wrong,these particular people all have something in common:They each believe in God. Yet,ita mazes me that there are some people in our world w ho refuse to share even this belief. I f a person walked up to a two-story house,would he believe that it just naturally happened that way? The evidence shows thats omeone built it. If a person noticed a car parked in a driveway,would he believe that it was just always there? The evidences hows that someone constructed it. When a person looks out into the magnifi-c ent beauty of our world and the vast expanse of our universe,each with its owni ntricate design,would he believe that they both just b lew into existence from nothing? The evidence shows that Someone creat-e d them. Paul wrote in Romans 1 :18-20,or the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truthi n unrighteousness, because that which is k nown about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.F or since the creation of the world His invisible a ttributes,His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, b eing understood through what has been made,so that they are without excuse. People may use many r easons to support the different things they believe, but one point should never be in dispute:There is a God! If you do not believem e,simply look around, and see for yourself the a wesome splendor of His creation. The evidence isn ot only clear,it is overwhelming. Go ahead. Take a look. Kevins Komments is presented b y the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet visit www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mails ebringparkway@sebringcoc.co m/. Will you consider the evidence? RELIGION Kevins Komments K evin Patterson Wheaton M etro Animal shelter officials warn that giving a duckling as an Easter gift is a bad idea. Rescue officials: Ducklings make foul Easter gifts Parents often assume they can set a duck free at a l ocal pond,but domestic ducks are not equipped to survive in the wild. They cant fly,their colors dont match t he environment and they dont know how to act in the wild. Pope Francis to get simple coat of arms, ring Cyprus: Church assets at disposal of state NICOSIA,Cyprus (AP The head of Cyprus' influential Orthodox church,Archbishop Chrysostomos II,says he will put the churchs assets at the countrys disposal to help pull it out of a financial crisis,after lawmakers rejected a plan to seize up to 10 percent of peoples bank deposits to secure an international bailout. Speaking after meeting President Nicos Anastasiades Wednesday, Chrysostomos said the church was willing to mortgage its assets to invest in government bonds.


C M Y K Community outreach eventsAce Homecare community outreach events schedule for March is as follows: Monday 9 a.m.,Coping with Transitions,Resthaven Assisted Living facility,off S.R. 64,Resthaven Road, Zolfo Springs; and 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun n Lake Blvd.,Sebring. Tuesday 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Groves behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27; and 10:30 a.m.,Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Blvd. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street; 10 a.m.,Health Fair,Palm Apartments,Hal McRae Blvd.,Avon Park; and 1 p.m.,Health Fair, Tanglewood,U.S. 27, Sebring.Diabetes management classes setSEBRING The Highlands County Health Department is offering Diabetes Self-Management Education classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages,especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. These classes are free of charge and provided by Margaret Pierce,RN and Aleyda Oliveros, Nutritionist. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring on April 8-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,and April 15-17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room A at the Highlands County Health Department located at 7205 South George Blvd. in Sebring. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To register and for more information,call 382-7294. In Highlands County,the d octors come from many of the same places and for the same reasons the other residents do. I surveyed the doctors I saw in the operatingr oom and hospital last week. The reasons they gave were family in the area,a good job offer,relatives nearby, the weather,etc. One had aw ife who thought it was a good safe place to raise children. Highlands County has three well-equipped hospitals and is a medical referral center for the surrounding counties. Doctors like to have the stimulation of colleagues to discuss difficult cases with as well as the availability of other specialists and diagnostic equipment to treat the whole patient. It is also nice to share call. As one of the doctors pointed out,the drive to the beaches,Tampa, Sarasota,etc. is farther in mileage but not in time than some of the bigger cities we trained in. The orthopedists are a good example of t he quality specialists we have. Of the nine orthopedists currently practicing full or part time inH ighlands County, all are Board Certified by the American Board of OrthopaedicS urgery. Dr. Reddy has a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery,Dr. Callahan has a special interest and many years experience in spine surgery and I have a hand subspecialty certificate. (Orthopaedics only offers two subspecialty certificates hand and,more recently, sports medicine). Like all of Florida,our docs are getting older. Dr. Chaudry got his M.D. in 1977,Dr. Callahan in 1971. Dr. Alvarez,who was Board certified in 2003,and Dr. Reddy,board certified in 2006,are the youngest. The rest of us are closer to retirement than starting out. The 2011-12 Florida Department of H ealth Physician Workforce report found that only 14 percent of Florida docs were under 40a nd 27 percent were over 60. Fourteen percent of the doctors in Highlands county plan to retirea nd about 7 percent plan to relocate in the next five years. This is only slightly higher than the state average of 12.7 percent retiring in the next five years. Overall,we are doing well enough that Highlands is not expected to be on the critical need list in the next five years. Hopefully the nice weather,uncongested roads, fishing,golf,the new fouryear college and the many i nteresting activities will keep attracting high-quality new doctors for many years. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats p atients at The Hand & S houlder Specialists offering spec ialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carrs long list of achievements include being the areas only Orthopaedic Surgeon certified asa hand specialist. For more information, please visit http://hand-shoulderspecialist.com or call (863 7777. B12News-SunFriday, March 22, 2013www.newssun.com MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 4 4 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 6 6 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 4 7 7 By KAREN MATTHEWS A ssociated PressNEW YORK Urban school districts in California,F lorida,Illinois,New York and Texas announced W ednesday they are joining forces to coordinate school lunch planning in an attempt t o keep costs down while providing healthful food choices. Our goal is to offer our students nutritious and deli-c ious meals while keeping costs down,said Kathleen Grimm,New York Citys deputy schools chancellor for operations. With food costs rising,the alliance will help u s to band together and control costs by buying in large quantities,she said. T he districts also will work together to purchase items l ike biodegradable trays in bulk,New York City Department of Education s pokeswoman Margie Feinberg said. To kick off the initiative, students in all six districts were being served the samel unch on Wednesday featuring chicken,brown rice with seasoned black beans, steamed broccoli,fresh fruit and milk. e created this menu b ased on the most popular items we commonly serve in each of our districts,saidL eslie Fowler,director of Nutrition Support Services at C hicago Public Schools. Our goal moving forward is to identify these commonalit ies and work with our vendors to capitalize on our purchasing power so that were providing the best and freshest foods possible to our stu-d ents at the lowest costs possible. In addition to New York City and Chicago,the alliance includes public schools in Los Angeles; D allas; and Miami and Orlando in Florida. The six districts serve a total of near-l y 3 million lunches every school day purchase more t han $530 million in food and food supplies annually. This show of solidarity is u nprecedented,said Los Angeles Unified School District Food Services Director David Binkle. It demonstrates that all thes chool districts in the alliance can work together to implement the same programs while serving nutritious meals to our students. 6 US school districts form food alliance MCT Urban school districts are teaming up to help coordinate lunch planning and offer students healtier choices than a baked p otato loaded with everything. HEALTHYLIVING D ear Pharmacist: I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative but you said it helped with brain fog too.H ow can it work at both ends? J.C.,Decatur,Illinois Answer: Its true,the prescription medicationc alled Lactulose,is a classified as an osmotic laxativwhich means that it pulls water into the bowel, and it also affects brain function by removinga mmonia,a potent neurotoxin which is more comm on than you think. Mira Lax is another good laxative in this drug category. L actulose is not naturally occurring like psyllium is,it i s synthetic. Lactulose is a non-digestible sugar,which treats both constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. That last one is a complica-t ion of liver disease that causes neurological probl ems by increasing ammonia in the body. Lactulose is tasty,inexp ensive and carried by pharmacies. The dosage v aries based upon your response,and what youre treating (ie constipation ore ncephalopathy). Start with a low dosage and gradually increase if needed. A t ypical dose might be one or two tablespoons by m outh every day,but again, you can go up or down from there,depending on what your doctor says is right for you. L actulose can cause severe dehydration and depletion of electrolytes which can affect the heart so a trace mineral supplement (taken 60 minutes or more away from theL actulose) may be needed, especially magnesium w hich runs the heart. Drink water during the day. Once you take a dose of lactulose,the sugar molecules (which never getd igested,so dont worry if you have diabetes),get broken down by the bacteria that live in the lower part of your gut. Probiotics aren eeded to metabolize Lactulose. In fact,if you had a healthy probiotic stash,you probably wouldt have constipation. But anyway,the probiotics in your colon digest the lactulose andproduce compounds that cause a lit-t le more acidity in your lower bowel (you want that, i t has nothing to do with acid reflux so dont worry). As a result,more water is r etained in your bowel,and thus more water in your s tools. It softens them, making them easier to pass. Lactulose is particularly helpful for people in nursing homes. It takes a fewd ays to begin working. Lactulose helps draw a mmonia out of the body, which can become elevated in people with liver cirrho-s is as well as Lyme disease patients. True story,you d idnt know? The Lyme germ (from tick bites raise ammonia in the brain,w hich then causes astrocyte swelling,and that triggers nasty neurological sympt oms such as mild encephalopathy,brain fog, l ightheadedness,fatigue, body pain,confusion,visual disturbances and altered sense perception. There are more specific ways to treatt his,the topic of a future column. The drug valproic acid may increase ammonia and lactulose helps.Inborn errors of metabolism increase ammonia. U sually,the condition requires intravenous drug t reatment but in mild cases, a prescription for lactulose solution is pretty common along with a proteinrestricted diet. S uzy Cohen is a registered p harmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended tot reat, diagnose or cure your condition. A laxative that works at both ends Where do our doctors come from? Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP drugmaker Amgen Inc. are rising on news its innovative melanoma drug,which uses a virus as a Trojan horse to infiltrate and destroy tumors, shrank far more tumors than a standard treatment in a latestage test. Melanoma drug shows promise


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 22, 2013Page B13 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 1 1 5 5 7 7 DIVERSIONS By TODD MCCARTHY The Hollywood ReporterLOS ANGELES In a w eek when North Korea posted a homemade video showing the U.S. Capitol building being destroyed by a missile,what more logical response could Hollywood offer than a macho thriller about a Secret Service agent who takes on North Korean terrorists who attack the White House? The first of two similarly themed action dramas set for this year ( White House Down arrives in June),Olympus Has Fallenwill put to the t est the question of whether American audiences are ready,12 years after 9-11,to w atch,strictly as disposable p opcorn entertainment,a film in which the United S tates and some of its most p rominent landmarks are d evastated by foreign terrori sts. T he answer almost u ndoubtedly will be yes,as the tough-guy former agent played by Gerard Butler gets to kick a whole lot of badass butt while trying to rescue the president. Although this is the sort of film in which the fate of the world hinges, when all is said and done,on the outcome of a one-on-one m artial arts contest,director Antoine Fuquas notably b loody child of Die Hard s till generates a fair amount o f tension and produces the k ind of nationalistic outrage t hat rock-ribbed Americans w ill feel in their guts. Foreign revenue should be hefty as well,especially in countries where many viewers will get a thrill watching Washington get the sort of treatment usually reserved for places like Baghdad and Kabul. Either due to incredible clairvoyance on the parts of first-time screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt or just through one of those twists o f fate,the film arrives just a s North Korea has made a nti-U.S. saber-rattling an a lmost daily exercise. So it s eems uncannily timely that t he brilliant bad guy here is a (supposedly Korean who leads a bunch of skilled commandos on a raid of the White House that nets them the president and several key members of his staff as hostages. No doubt bootleg copies of the film will make their way to Kim Jong Un,who might be simultaneously offended and delighted at the opportunity to further rouse his subjects by showing them how much the enemy hates them. At its core,however, Olympusis like an s or s genre item in which Clint Eastwood,Bruce Willis or Mel Gibson outwitted and outmuscled shrewd,more formidably armed opponents. Like Eastwood in In the Line of Fire,Butler (who also produced disgraced presidential agent sidelined and haunted by a fluky failure (detailed in a 10-minute prologue) who suddenly and inadvertently finds himself back in thet hick of a crisis. If seemingly far-fetched, t he attack by the North Korean paramilitary team is nonetheless ingenious and pulled off with somewhat disturbing ease,given thatt he White House is described as the best-fortified location o n Earth. Its also quite violently staged. While President Asher (AaronE ckhart) receives the South Korean premier and his e ntourage,a C-130 comes roaring in very low over Virginia and D.C. Knocking o ut two Air Force fighter jets,the terrorist-piloted plane heads down the mall and over toward the White House,strafing civiliansw hile a second wave of gunmen launch a ground attack on the presidential mansion. Inside,the premiers alleged head of securitys hows his true colors as the plots mastermind. Kang ( Rick Yune) quickly displays the diabolical genius worthyo f any Bond villain (which Yune once played,as another North Korean in Die Another Day). He rounds up the president,Secretaryo f Defense (Melissa Leo,in an enjoyably fierce performance) and a bunch of other top officials and takes them down to the White Housesm assively secured emergency underground bunker, where he tortures and kills some of his hostages and dictates terms,the keys being the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from near the Korean demilitarized zone and the removal of the Navys 7th Fleet from the area. Enter Mike Banning (Butlerwho knows the White House inside and out due to his years serving not only the president but entertaining his young son Connor (Finley Jacobsen), whos somewhere in the building and whom Kang wants as the ultimate bargaining chip. The bulk of the film thus becomes an elaborate cat-and-mouse game between Banning,who, against great odds,taunts Kang and gradually reduces his minionsnumbers in several ambushes and one-onone struggles,and the North Korean megalomaniac,who begins extracting the secret c odes that will allow him to control the American nuclear a rsenal. Meanwhile,stuck with s edentary roles as officials sweating it out at the Pentagon heavily linked by video,phones and computers are,among many others,S peaker of the House (and acting President) Trumbull (Morgan Freeman); Secret Service director Jacobs (Angela BassettC legg (Robert Forster),the gung-ho head of the Joint Chiefs. The ordeal is an all-night affair,and unfortunately much of the White House action plays out in a murky, muddy darkness that has a very washed-out look; cinematographer Conrad W. Hall could have taken a tip or two from the incredible nocturnal,low-light-level work his father Conrad L. Hall did two decades ago in Jennifer Eight.Quite a bit of the action is obscured as a result. To his credit,though, Fuqua sustains the suspense until near the end of two hours; only in the final confrontation between Banning and Kang does the face-off seem over-extended and borderline risible. Willing to go for an R rating when a more inclusive one might have increased box office,the filmmakers deliver some pretty tough and brutal scenes,not the least of w hich has Kang mercilessly kicking and beating Leos d efiant Secretary of Defense. A fter a string of increasingly lame and embarrassing projects,Butler took charge on this one as a producer here in a role carefully craft-e d in a time-honored actionhero mold. He comes off pretty well,as a sort of junior-league Mel Gibson witha bit less of the fiery-eyed c raziness and wacky humor but plenty of grit and no shortage of appeal. In onedimensional generic roles, most of the other performers deliver as expected,though Yunes exceptional looks and air of piercing intelligence pretty much maxes out what anyone could do with this sort of laserfocused villain figure. The extensive CGI work is variable pretty good where it counts most but sketchy around the edges. Dear Abby: My 8 7-year-old mother is narcissistic,selfabsorbed and extremely cruel. Her physician hasc onsulted with my sister and me and verified these challenging traits. When she says something or acts out,shells ay,I am who I am,so dont expect me to change. H ow can my sister and I deal with the needs of an elderly parent who contin-u es to verbally and emotionally mistreat us and othe rs? My sister is beginning to react in a defensive, angry manner (rightfully so),and all I do is cry and feel guilty for wanting tog et away from her. Reached Wits End in L oma Linda,Calif. Dear Reached: Because your mother is behaving thew ay she always has,her unpleasantness cant be b lamed on old age. The next time she acts out and tells you,I am who I am,s o dont expect me to change,respond by saying: Thats right. You are who y ou are,but I dont have to subject myself to this. If it h appens again,Im out of here.Then follow through. If that doesnt discourage her unpleasant behavior, consider hiring a socialw orker or licensed caregiver to see her needs are attended to. Thats not abandonment; its self-defense. Dear Abby: I recently came out to my family ast ransgender (male to female). However,they still c all me gay.I have told them repeatedly that transgenderand gayare not the same,but they wont listen. They accept and lovem e as I am,and Im grateful for that. But I need them to accept me the REAL me as I am in my heart. I am biologically male and there are people in my life who dont care about that; they care about me as a human being and want to spend their lives with me. It hurts when my parents keep calling me gayand their son.Please help me, Abby. My heart is hurting. Girl Needing Advice Dear Girl: Believe it or not,your parents may need as much or more help than you do. Although y ou have told them you are transgender,they do not appear to fully grasp that genderi dentity and sexual orientation are two different things. A terrific educational resource for them would be PFLAG. Itsa n organization made up of parents,families,friends a nd straight allies united with gay,bisexual and transgender people. Part oft heir mission is education, and there are chapters in all 5 0 states. Contact them at www.pflag.org. Their literature will help your parents understand. D ear Abby: I am a man in my 40s. My girlfriend a nd I have known each other for four years,but have grown much closero ver the past few months. Shes divorced with no kids. I have asked her to stop going to a gym that she regularly visits. In the past,sheh ad sex with a guy from there. He no longer goes there,but she craves that e nvironment. She says she goes to keep in shape. I say s he made a name for herself there,and requested she go to another gym. What do you think? Jeff in New Jersey D ear Jeff: Made a name for herself? Thats an antiquated phrase I havent heard in a while. Because you asked,I will offer a few thoughts: The individual this lady h ad the fling with is long gone. I doubt at this point w hether anyone at that gym cares or remembers. If the atmospherehas you worried,go with her,and Im sure you will quickly real-i ze that the members go there to tone up rather than hook up. A word of advice:The harder you try to controly our girlfriend the further youll drive her away,so stop acting like a dumbbell. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, alsok nown as Jeanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and Elderly mom dishes out abuse to daughters Dear Abby Olympus is tense yet generic MCT G erard Butler stars in Olympus Has Fallen. M ovie Review Olympus Has Fallen R ating: R (strong violence and language) Running time: 120 minutes R eview: (of 4 NASHVILLE,Tenn. (AP and George Strait will perform together for the first time at next months Academy of Country Music Awards to honor Dick Clark. The performance by the two most recent winners of the ACMs artist of the decade award is symbolic. That award will be renamed for Clark,the entertainment icon and longtime producer of the ACM Awards who passed away last year. The pairing of two of country musics most beloved and best-selling stars will draw plenty of attention to the 48th annual awards, which air live on CBS on April 7 from Las Vegas. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host the show.Bobby Brown turns himself in for DUI convictionLOS ANGELES (APwn has surrendered to authorities and will begin a 55day jail sentence for a driving under the influence conviction. Browns attorney and a spokesman for the city attornes office say the R&B singer turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday. Garth Brooks, George Strait to team up on stage at ACMs


C M Y K LIVING B14 PA GE News-Sun Friday, March 22, 2013 F AMILY FEATURES Th e ingredients for an easy weekend breakfast or a special Easter brunch may be in your pantry right now. Holidays are the perfect time to sprinkle additional creativity or fresh new thinking into meals for family and friends and by using staples like pancake m ix,syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways you can craft new and delicious dishes sure to make everyone smile. T ry these recipes from Hungry Jackusing simple pantry staples,and turn them into what will become new brunch favorites:Put a unique spin on brunch food with a savory Ham,Egg and Cheese Pizza .D IY Pancake Breakfast Sandwiches :You can assemble them for your guests,or get everyone i nvolvedbylettingthembuildtheirownandaddsomecustomtoucheslikeeggs,cheeseorbacon.Combine sweet,spicy and smoky flavors for Spicy Candied Bacon ,a definite crowd pleaser. Set out some flavored or Greek yogurt and a bowl of Good Morning Granola so guests can c reate their own breakfast parfaits. For more creative recipes and ideas,visit www.hungryjack.com. Pancake Breakfast SandwichYield:4 servings Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:15 minutes Pancakes: Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 3/4 cup Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup Hungry Jack Original Syrup 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes,thawed, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1/4 teaspoon s alt 4 3-inch round sausage patties* Eggs: 1 tablespoon butter 1/3 cup diced red pepper 4 large eggs 1/8 teaspoon s alt For pancakes: 1.COAT griddle or skillet with nostick cooking spray. Heat griddle or skillet on medium heat (350F 2.WHISK pancake mix,water and syrup in medium bowl. Stir in cheese,potatoes and 1/4 teaspoo n salt. Cook sausage patties as directed on package. 3.POUR 2 tablespoons batter on griddle,spreading batter to make a 3-inch circle or by using 3-inch pancake molds,coated with nostick cooking spray. Repeat to make 7 more pancakes. Cook 2 minutes or until golden brown. Turn. Cook second side 2 minute s. For eggs: 1.MELT butter in large skillet. Add red pepper. Cook and stir about 1 minute. Whisk eggs and salt in small bowl. Pour into skillet with peppers. Cook slightly,the n shape into four 3-inch circles about the same size as the pancakes and sausage. 2.PLACE one pancake on plate. Top with cooked sausage patty, egg and another pancake to make breakfast sandwich. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 3 more sandwiches. *TIP: If using pre-made sausage patties,flatten slightly into 3-inch rounds,if necessary.Ham,Egg and Cheese PizzaYield:8 servings P rep Time:15 minutes C ook Time:35 minutes C rust: CriscoOriginal No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 3/4 cups Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix 1/4 cup grated P armesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Olive Oil Filling: 3 large eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill weed or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion 4 ounces thinly sliced deli-styled baked ham, coarsely chopped Fresh dill sprigs (optional For crust: 1.HEAT oven to 425F. Coat 12-inch pizza pan with no-stick cooking spray. Combine pancake mix, Parmesan cheese,dry mustard and onion powder in medium bowl, stirring until blended. Stir in water and olive oil until dough forms. 2.PRESS dough onto bottom of prepared pan to form a crust,building up outside edge to form a rim. Bake 7 minutes. For filling: 1.WHISK eggs,sour cream,Dijon mustard,dill and salt in medium bowl. Stir in cheese and green onions. Pour over hot crust, spreading evenly.Toss ham to separate pieces. Sprinkle evenly over egg mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 350F. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until egg mixture is set in center. Cool 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with fresh dill,if desired.Spicy Candied BaconYield:6 slices Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:25 minutes 1/2 pound extra-thick cut bacon, about 6 slices 1/4 cup Hungry Jack Original Syrup 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1.HEAT oven to 375F. Line 15 x 10-inch baking pan with foil. Lay bacon slices on foil. 2.BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until bacon edges begin to curl. Remove from oven. Tilt pan to drain. Pat bacon with paper towel. Combine syrup,cayenne pepper,cinnamon and pepper in small bowl. Drizzle evenly over bacon slices. 3.BAKE 5 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove to wire rack. Cool 5 minutes. Serving suggestion: Candied Bacon Breakfast Sandwich:Layer fried egg on English muffin. Top with shredded cheese,Spicy Candied Bacon and a dash of hot sauce or ketchup. Top with other half of English muffin.Good Morning GranolaYield:5 cups Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:30 minutes 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut (optional 2 tablespoons wheat germ 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup Hungry Jack Sugar Free Breakfast Syrup 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup dried fruit,such as raisins, golden raisins,cherries or cranberries 1.HEAT oven to 350F. 2.COMBINE oats,almonds,coconut,wheat germ,salt and cinnamon in large bowl. Combine oil,syrup and brown sugar in another bowl. Pour over oat mixture. Toss until well coated. Spread evenly in 13 x 9-inch pan. 3.BAKE 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Cool completely. Stir in dried fruit. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Spicy Candied Bacon with eggs Good Morning Granola Pancake Breakfast Sandwich Ham,Egg and Cheese Pizza