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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 36 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 87 61C omplete Forecast PAGE A14 Strong T-storms later in the day F orecast Question: Home sales are up and unemployment is down. Do you think the economy is truly recovering? Next question: Should the county commission approve the Swamp Hammock issue on Tuesday? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Ethelda Ables Age 90, of Sanford Ernest Higgins of Ocoee Ed Jordon Age 68, of Sebring Obituaries, Page A5 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 24.8% No 75.2% 099099401007 Total votes: 105 Arts & EntertainmentB6 BusinessB12 Chalk TalkA8 ClassifiedsA10 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB13 Dear AbbyB13 Editorial & OpinionA4 Lottery NumbersA2 Movie TimesB13 ReligionB8 Sports On TVB2 TechnologyB7 Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun andAnd the winner is ...S FSC game halted in n inth inning, tied 1-1 SPORTS, B1Final fiveF inalists named for H eartland Idol SPORTS, B1 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 1 1 5 5 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLARDesoto City firefighters hustle to wet down an area of a wildfire just behind Golf Hammock Thursday afternoon. The fire gained momentum suddenly afterhigh winds picked up blowing the flames onto dry brush. News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL An aerial photo from the Division of Forestry (leftea burned in Thursdays fire. The north edge of the Golf Hammock subdivision is at the lower part of the overhead view, and was in great danger as the flames raged in the treetops just feet from homes Thursday afternoon. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s email@example.comSEBRING The Highlands County Fire Services and the Florida Forest Services have determined the cause of the Quail Wildfire that began Thursday afternoon in the Sebring Hills area. At 4:55 p.m. Thursday the wildfire ignited due to a campfire. The fire spread over 60 acres and threatened homes in the Golf Hammock subdivision and Sebring Hills area. It started burning pretty fast, said Fred Heyeck, whose Golf Hammock house was closest to the approach of the fire at around 5:15 p.m. You could hear the wind sucking into that fire. Heyeck, a 25-year police veteran from New Jersey, said hed seen plenty of fires and wasnt scared. Ive got my hoses ready, he said. It sounded like traffic was coming, said Erica Gardner, who lives next to Heyeck. Then all of a sudden you saw it, there was black smoke. Fire personnel from nearly a dozen entities had control over the wildfire at approximately 7:15 p.m. after Florida Forest Service dozers established control lines all around the fire. No injuries, little structural damage Campfire caused blaze that threatened Golf Hammock More photosPAGEA6 By BARRYFOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Another round for the p roposed Swamp Hammock Recreational Club is slated for the Highlands County Commissionsm onthly night meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the government center in S ebring. It will be the second time in as many months for the hearing and yet another turn on the twisting road devel-o pers have been on for better than a year. Plans to revamp a defunct equestrian d evelopment on Marguerite Road reportedly came to light last year after n eighbors were alerted by Facebook posts as to activities on the property. At the time, competitive mud bog Swamp Hammock on agenda for county Commission to v ote on disputed property Tuesday By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentLAKEPLACID Polk County s heriffs officials have charged Jeffery A Harris of Lake Placid with driving w hile license suspended or revoked causing death. The 21-year-old Lake Placid man was believed to have been at the wheel of a Nissan four-door that went across the median of U.S. 27 near Cypress Gardens Boulevard on Wednesday, colliding with two other vehicles. The Wednesday evening crash claimed the life of 20-year-old Suyleyka Najera, also of Lake Placid. Polk County Sheriff's officials s ay Harris had been released from the Lake City Correctional Facility earlier that LPman charged in fatal crash See FIRE, A5 See DRIVER, A9 S ee SWAMP, A9 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Durrah Martin Complex will be getting a new and improved look in the coming weeks as Walmart, The Scotts Company and Warner Brother Pictures have all teamed together for the Ultimate Home Field Advantage Project. Add Avon Park hometown hero Tom Flash Gordon and his son, current Dodgersstar Dee Gordon were key in getting the project to spend an estimated $40,000 to upgrade the fields where both played as youngsters. The campaign is in conjunction with Warner Brother Pictures release of the Jackie Robinson biopic . It will be fairly similar to most refurbishment. Lots of seeding and feeding, theres going to be work done to all of the pitchersmounds, leveling the ground out and lots of other things, said Chris Strunk, the Scotts Company Manager of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship. Saturdays rededication and refurbishment ground breaking Home-grown stars help APget Home Field Advantage News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Former MLB pitcher and Avon Park native Tom Flash Gordon speaks to an excited crowd of dignitaries, young athletes, residents and family members Saturday morning at Durrah Martin Field. Gordon is one of the many partners and supporters of the Ultimate HomeField Advantage Project which will fund the total cost of ball field refurbishment. Youth baseball fields to get makeover See FIELDS, A9 LIVING, B14
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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Nicole Hebert, one of the defendants in the Aaron Dotym urder case, is scheduled to appear in court at 1:15 p.m. Monday for a possible plea deal. Hebert allegedly drove her boyfriend, Kenneth Felipe, 19, andJ onathan R. Rodriguez, 20, to Orlando following the June 2012 murder of the 20-year-old Doty. Hebert has been held in the Highlands County Jail on a$ 250,000 bond since her arrest last summer, charged with accessory after the fact. Defense attorney Robin H. Stevenson of Bartow is representing H ebert and has been working on a plea deal. If a deal is struck and accepted by Circuit Court Judge Angela Cowden, the entire case could change drastically. What happens if the deal is accepted depends, Stevenson said. Both sides have to reach a deal and the judge has to approve it. I can not speak on the details because itsc urrently being worked on. But I spoke with the State Attorneys Office this morning and we are working out the details. It is believed H ebert will cooperate in the prosecution process of the other defendants. Assistant State A ttorney Steve Houchin said Friday that plea discussions are going on. Any plea agreement calls for her c ooperation and testimony with the case. It doesnt change the case, not in relation to the other defendants. It would just be treated as another p iece of evidence; her testimony would just be another piece of evidence. Well see if she cooperates (with the prosecution Houchin. C ourt dates and pre-trial hearings are in place for the remaining defendants in the Doty case: Travis Makris and Giovanni Burgos (both out on bond) will be in court forp re-trail hearings at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17. Makris is charged with accessory after the fact. He allegedly kept the clothing and shoes of Felipe and Rodriguez wore during Dotys murder. Burgos offered his Orlando apartm ent to the alleged murderers once they had fled Highlands County, investigators say. Rodriguez and Felipe will reappear before Cowden for theirt hird pre-trial hearing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18. Both the state and defense asked for another pre-trail hearing at the last hearing in late February. E ach sides stated the case is complex and more time is needed to prepare before case is ready for trial or jury selection. Plea deal in works for defendant in Doty case Hebert Alleged getaway driver due back in court Monday By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Five finalists were named Thursday e vening during the semi final round of Heartland Idol. Contestants Ashley Elder, Mary Hazel Teope, Lindsey Sears, Gary Johnson andA dam Meredith will have a double round of singing to prepare themselves for when the 2013 Heartland Idol finale kicks off Saturday. T he s-inspired semifinals Thursday brought back some memories for many of the judges as well as audience members; contestants sang an array of s hits from pop to heavy metal. Judges were impressed by Teopes rendition of Whitney Houstons I Wanna Dance With Somebody and were fully entertained with Merediths high energy performance of Billy Idols White Wedding. The finale will entail the five contestants to sing a designated song, chosen and revealed by Idol judges during Thursdays show. In the second round of competition, singers will perform any song of their choice, Idol founder Diana Walker explained. Senior Idol brought in a low number of contestants, but Walker was pleased that former Idol contestant Charlie Barkesdale, 89, walked away the winner. The number was very low but all three of the entries were great singers, Walker said. The 2013 Idol finale will be a family fun type of event. Beginning at 3 p.m. guests are invited to the YMCAto enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, the Pack ChallengeOreo cookie eating contest, Beef O Bradys Nuclear Wing Challenge, beach volleyball contest and more. Idol finale singers will take the stage at 6 p.m. Idol Fun Day starts at 3 p.m. Final five chosen for Heartland Idol finale News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A shley Nicole Elder gets into character Thursday evening during her rendition of Michael J acksons 80s hit Man in the Mirror. Elder was chosen to move on to the final round of t he 2013 Heartland Idol season which will be held Saturday. Winner to be crowned Saturday News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS An electrifying, high-energy performance of Billy Idols White Wedding landed long time performer Adam Meredith into the 2013 Heartland Idol final round. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Atlantic City Boys perform at TanglewoodSEBRING Tonight is a night of the music of the s with the vocals of the Atlantic City Boys. Their harmony is almost unbeatable and the songs of the time were outstanding with hits such as Oh What a Night, Sherryt Take My Eyes Off Of You, alk Like AMan and so many more. Doors and snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Cost just $12.Gulledge is featured reader at Scribes Night OutSEBRING The humorous stories of author Jim Gulledge will be read at ScribesNight Out at 6 p.m. today at Brewsters Coffee House. An Open Mike program segment follows. Gulledge, a Florida Cracker born in Fort Pierce, began writing as a retirement hobby in 1995. His book, Heart Strings and Funny Bones, (October 2009 tains moer than 80 stories, some of which will be read along with recent works. Gulledges experiences with family, friends, pets and creations from his nutty mind cover the globe and have been sure hits at other SNO evenings. The public is invited free of charge. Early arrival is suggested for seating purposes. Anyone interested in reading from their own original works should sign up in advance with Suzanna Crean, this months hostess. Contact Art Lefkowitz at 385-1554 for more information.Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jack R. Stroup Center, formerly known as Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave. This is also the societys annual meeting and there will be an election of officers. For this months meeting, Paul Storm will present a topic on Schomburgkia orchids. Continued on page A5 By CHRISTOPHER T UFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Heres the news about the countys health in a nutshell: In ar anking among states, Florida places 34th out of 50 f or the second year in a row. In a ranking of Florida counties, Highlands Countyp laces 37th out of 67. In other words, Highlands C ounty is in the bottom half of a bottom-half state. This information comes f rom two annual reports. Rankings, is an online resource with county-level h ealth outcome data. The latest report was released W ednesday. Rankings is a project by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.T he website debuted in 2009. Americas Health Rankings, is released every D ecember by the United Health Foundation. It provides health outcome data at the state level. Both reports use the same c riteria in arriving at a ranking. The information gathe red covers a wide range of public health issues. Twenty-five factors were e xamined including rates of smoking; teen births; crime; o besity; access to physicians and dentists, healthy food and recreation facili-t ies; and high school graduation percentages. The Florida Department o f Health in Highlands County released a statement a bout the countys ranking, saying there are areas of progress and areas that need to be improved. For example, while the r ate of teen birth has decreased over the past three years, adult obesity has risen 13 percent. T he Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliances lowering the rate of teen pregnancy is an example of how the united efforts of many agen-c ies and organizations is the best way to solutions, the h ealth department said in its release. These Rankings show us w here our community faces challenges and through our c ollective efforts we will strive to improve the health of our residents, said MaryK ay Burns, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County. S t. Johns County ranked first in the state; Union C ounty ranked last. Vermont ranked first nationally, for the fourth year in a row; Mississippi tied with Louisiana for last. F or county information go to www.countyhealthrankings.org. Highlands Countys quality of health ranks 37th in state
C M Y K Associated PressT ALLAHASSEE State health officials say nearly 6 0,000 Medicaid members will be transferred to new health plans as two UniversalH ealth companies are about to be liquidated. ALeon County Judge o rdered Universal Health Care Insurance Company i nto receivership on Friday. That company and sister company Universal Health Care Inc. will go into liquidation in April. A gency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek says she is making every effort to ensure that patients will still be able to see their same primary care doctor under the new plans. S he said Medicaid recipients on Universal plans should receive a letter in the m ail next week explaining the process and their options. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Ongoing negotiations between the union representing Sebring firefighters and the city centered around wages, pensiona nd disciplinary action are nearing a close after 18 months of back and forth between the two entities. Special Magistrate Leonard T Helfand submitted his recommendations to the Sebring Professional Firefighters Association #3210 President Ross Edmonds and to the City of Sebrings labor attorneyB rian Koji on March 20. The City and Union were d issenting on the six impasse issues of pension, discipline, wages, promotions, healthi nsurance and three standard operation guidelines (SOGs). H elfands findings showed that he leaned toward the unions side in the majority of the six issues recommending that the city provide clarification to a handful of the items. Helfand found that the u nions suggestion regarding the promotional process were worthy of consideration by the city. Helfand suggested that the city provide greaterf lexibility, mandatory testing and a review panel for such promotions. The biggest issue for both sides was pension. The cityh as stated that they wanted do away with the defined benefit plan and move to a 401a (similar to the private sector 401k) plan. After much research and analysis the citys stance ist hat the current pension plan would render a huge and costl y problem for the city in the near future. Union members feared the l oss of their pension as well as their benefits if the city c hanged the plan. They felt the evidence was lacking to show that the city would be unable to afford the cost of the current plan in the future. Helfand stated the following in his recommendation: The disappearance of d efined benefit plans in state and local government, including in the City of Sebring, reflects current fiscal realities. H owever, the deletion of current employees from the defined benefit plan, whether vested or non vested, without s ufficient economic justification appears to the Special Magistrate to be unwarranted. That new employees have to plan to retire a little differently is consistent with economic realities, but to impose such a change midstream on existing e mployees seems unfair City Administrator Scott N oethlich stated that once the magistrate has given his recommendations, a special m eeting and the findings will be brought to the city council. N o date has been set for the meeting at this time. B y BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Ed Jordon, the former manager atS ebrings airport who overs aw operations in the late 1980s and to the 1990s, has passed away. He reportedly s uccumbed to a long illness a t a Fort Lauderdale care facility this past Thursday morning. Born in Avon Park and raised in Sebring, Jordon was educated at the University of Florida before joining the United States AirF orce. Among other things, h e did a tour of duty in Vietnam, served a tour as a unit commander in Guam a nd was assigned to the W hite House Communications Agency through the Pentagon. There, Jordon served under Presidents Jimmy C arter and Gerald Ford. His duty was to establish formal communications with the mainstream media and was with Ford the day of an assassination attempt on the President. In 1987, he was tapped to become the manager at theS ebring Airport. During J ordons tenure at that job, there were a number of major changes and improve-m ents. O ne of the most notable was the movement of the Sebring Race off the airport runways. T hat new arrangement paved the way for the permanent racing facility that fans know today. He was really great to w ork with, said Sebring International Raceway President Tres Stephenson, who originally was hired as an assistant airport manager u nder Jordon's predecessor Bill Peeples. He had a deco rated military career that he brought to the table; very personable and organized. T he relocation of the race track also set the stage for a n umber of improvements at the airport itself. Those included renovation of the runways, the construction of T-hangars andt he development of a fuel farm for aircraft. After Jordon left as manager of the Sebring Airport, he took a job with Polk C ounty, where he specialized in road work and development. J ordon also served as an instructor and a dean at Heartland Christian School. Jordons full obituary is on page A5. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page A3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp care rhr top only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 6 6 6 6 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 9 9 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING The ongoing investigation into alleged domestic abuse reports of Fire Union President and Sebring firefighter Ross Edmonds has resulted in an administrative leave. Chief Brad Batz has contacted Edmonds via formal letter informing him of his initiation of investigation; the letter is dated Wednesday, March 20. It has been brought to the Citys attention that you were arrested on or about March 18, 2013 and charged with allegations involving domestic abuse. I have also recently become aware that similar charges may have been made against you in the recent past, Batzs letter read. Through further investigation, Batz and City officials will determine the next step in the issue. Edmonds has been advised that the investigation may result in further disciplinary action. Batzs next move, pending the investigation, could be to place Edmonds on administrative leave without pay. An informal meeting at City Hall is scheduled for Edmonds in which he is allowed to present any information relevant to this issue. Aunion representative may also be present at the meeting. Edmonds remains on paid administrative leave at this time. Firefighter placed on leave as investigations begin By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK This story is a reminder its wise to glance into the back of a car on getting in. Awoman went to a doctors appointment Thursday. She parked and locked her car at 210 N. U.S. 27. When she returned to later, however, she found a young white man sound asleep on her back seat. When deputy sheriff Justin Roan arrived on the scene, the man, 20-year-old Dylan Harper initially refused to cooperate, but was taken into custody. Prior to transporting sleeping beauty, the deputy searched the possessions Harper had in the car, looking for anything that would be considered illegal in jail. He found a plastic bag containing small baggies, each filled with a leafy green substance that field tested positive as marijuana. He also found a large straight razor lying on the seat where Harper had been sleeping. Harper was in the county jail Saturday under $8,750 bond, charged with burglary of a conveyance, petit theft, resisting an officer without violence, distribution of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Man crashes in car, arrested Harper Former airport, Raceway leader Ed Jordon dies News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL S hoppers browse the vendors Saturday morning at the Springtime on the Mall Festival in Avon Park. The annual event draws thousands to downtown each year. N ews-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Jerry Whidden adds blueberries to pancakes as Bill J arrett works the other griddle Saturday morning during the Avon Park Noon Rotars annual pancake b reakfast in conjunction with the Springtime on the M all Festival. More than 7 00 meals of hotcakes and s ausage were served. Springtime on the Mall Festival d raws shoppers, eaters to Avon Park Special Magistrate reveals findings to city, fire union States Universal Health plans to be liquidated
C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. email@example.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org V ICKIE WATSONExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org A DVERTISING Page A4News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com A group of undergraduates from Harvard spent a week studying Lake Placid and creating environmentally sustainable land use proposals. The studentsp resented their ideas to Highlands County planners,County Commission Chairman Jack Richie,former countyc ommissioner Barbara Stewart and Mark Deyrup,senior research biologist at Archbold Biological Station,who allp rovided feed back. What the experienced county leaders a nd professionals told the students about the realities of getting things done is educational for everyone. O ne of the biggest challenges in turning policy into action is who takes the l ead,Richie said,adding he meant finding the true leaders in a neighborhood, not the wannabes.This isnt always as simple it might seem,he said. Somec ommunities have more than one leader, occasionally with divergent views. Getting them together can be a chore. Be careful of what you wish for,Richie said. A nother essential ingredient,he added, is to not lose sight of the larger picture. For example,a bike path or community center might be wonderful ideas,but unless provision is made for ongoingm aintenance,an otherwise wonderful idea may fail. Community support is critical. When c onsidering projects,Deyrup said,planners have to think in terms of actual problems people face,as well as getting thep ublic involved. Start small,do it right, and go on from there,he said. F or example,its one thing to propose restoring important wetland areas,its another thing to get homeowners to agree especially when they like their scenic view and spend a lot of money to get and m aintain it. Finally,communities can seriously divide over an issue. Richie said there is a divide in Highlands County betweent he oldies,whose families have been here generations,and newbiesfrom cities up north. Its a very serious thing, he said,because each group has different perspectives and goals. T his reminds us of the current battle regarding Swamp Hammock,and how it ties into one of Deyrups most important points:When planning be careful when connecting two different systems togeth-e r. Ag-tourism,for instance,is an attempt to wed two systems going in different directions agriculture in HighlandsC ounty is unstable at this time,while tourism is on the rise. Its not an optimum intersection of interests,Deyrups aid. Bringing a mechanized,noisy business i nto a quiet ranching area is the quintessential example of two different systems colliding. No matter what happens inT uesdays commission vote on Swamp Hammock,that collision has already split t he community. Now the question becomes how to moveon. Making policy that unites not divides Wednesday morning,youthful energy and optim ism met the real world. Say No to Swamp Hammock developmentEditor: Environmental Activist Gives His O.K. to Swamp Hammock Development!. That certainly would make for a good headline. However,the author of this letter would never place his reputation in jeopardy by condoning the proposed develpment. Unfortunately,most of the members of the Planning & Zoning Board have put their reputations on the line,and,again, unfortunately,some ofour county commissioners have placed their reputations in jeopardy as they have ignored the common,most basic rule pertaining to land use,and that is:You cannot alter your property in such a manner as to diminish the worth of neighboring properties,or alter your land to the detriment of your neighbors property. Inasmuch as certain members of the Zoning Board have ignored this rule, they should be asked to resign from the board. The county commissioners who have ignored this common law will have to answer to the people at our next election. Most everyone knows what a fighter Bert Harris Jr. was when it came to property rights. You will find that Mr. Harris always came down on the side of the property owner whose land would be adversely effected by an act ofgovernment. We the people appreciated the important job Mr. Harris did for Highlands County as he toiledin the State Legislature,and as an acknowledgement for that service,we named our Ag Center with his name. There are many ways to skin-a-cat (oops! sorry cat lovers!) but there is only one way to resolve the Swamp Hammock development,and that is for the county commissioners to say No!. Hank Kowalski Lake PlacidSupreme Court should look at Patriot ActEditor: An attack on free speech,freedom of the press,due process cannot stand. The American Supreme Court must decide if it will obey the will of the American people,or obey the rogue government and rogue military industrial complex. A past president and American general said it best. Dwight David Eisenhower,the World War II military hero who spent his presidency fighting for peace,is perhaps best remembered for this warning in a farewell address on Jan. 17,1961. In the councils of government,we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,whether sought or unsought,by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist ... We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. American freedom can only exist with the freedom of speech and a free press. The freedom of the press is under attack by the Patriot Act and secrecy laws,putting a fancy name on a terrorist law that destroys due process that protect us all and keeps our nation free. The true heroes of America are those newsmen and women who put their very lives on the line reporting the truth each and every day. The military industrial complex,by using the Patriot Act and the secrecy laws are destroying Americas free press. As Eisenhower stated,The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist...We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the power meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals,so that security and liberty may prosper together. The Supreme Court should look at Americas Patriot Act and its rulings on secrecy and its effect on a free press,a free people and due process. Billie E. Jewett Sebring BouquetSTR8 UP appreciates communitys helpEditor: STR8 UP Youth Ministry would like to thank the businesses and communities of Highlands County for supporting our fundraising efforts. We are both humbled and pleased to announce that we have met our financial goal; we will be able to take more than 50 youth to see The Story of Jesuson March 30. The kids worked very hard at car washes and a yard sale to raise the money for this trip. The scholarships and contributions from many mean so much to the kids and board of directors. STR8 UP Youth Ministry So Republicans have spent the last few monthst rying to figure out what happened in last years e lection,when Mitt Romney was soundly beaten by President Obama.T his week,according to a report on abcnews.go.com, t he Republican National Committee with some others issued a report that hasb een called an autopsy of 2012s election. The upshot of the report? R epublicans need to reach out more to minorities, w omen,and gays. They should also be more inclusive,supporting comprehensive immigration reform,and allowing form ore disagreement in the party over hot button issues. For example,the article quotes Glenn McColl,a committeeman from South Carolina,as saying,Thep arty should be proud of its conservative principles b ut just because someone disagrees with us on 20 percent of the issues does not mean we can't come together on the rest of thei ssues we do agree on. Other measures were spoken of,including cutting the number of debates and perhaps moving theG OP convention to June or July. Reaction to the report has been mixed. Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have criticized the project; Rush for example saying that the report didnt address the partys real problem. The real problem? The party does not embrace conservatism, instead,tries to shy away from it. Back to abcnews.go.com,Matthew Dowd,a political consultant,has an opinion article that claims to know the answer to the Republicans woes. According to him, the party needs to confess that the things the party stands for are out of sync with the majority of America.He also dismisses Limbaughs claim,saying that more conservatives turned out for Romney in 2012 then turned out for Bush in 2004. As an ex-member of the Republican Party,I watch all this with a raised eyebrow. Ive been out of the party for several years now, when I decided we were no longer traveling in the same direction. Let me drop a hint:the party hadt become too conservative for me. I will tell you I know of voters who did not participate in this last election because they saw no sub-s tantive difference between Romney and the president. D espite efforts to paint Romney as a conservative by some,it was clear thath e was not. He was a moderate,like John McCain was in 2008. In fact,the p artys leadership pushed away conservatives,afraid t hat they would alienate independent voters. It sure worked,didnt it? I havent been able to confirm Matthew Dowdsc laim that more conservatives voted in 2012 than in 2004. It seems to me that I read that even with that, there were millions of conservatives who simply,like those I cited above,stayedh ome. Or wrote in another candidate. D oes the Republican party need to reach out? I think perhaps they do. But one of the groups they need to reach out to arec onservatives like me,who have been tired of being pushed away by them. And yes,conservatives need to fight against then egative PR that paints us as hateful and intolerant. The truth of the matter is weve let others define us for far too long. Its time we show the world what we really are. Does that mean compromising conservative principles? I fear thats the direction the Republican Party is headed in. But I think they can,as the Bible says, speak the truth in love. Yes, it may mean liberals and some independents wont vote for them. But it might get independents like me back in the fold and give others a reason to go to the ballot box. Or the party can keep doing what its been doing If thats the road they take, dont be surprised if they lose another election. Or if conservatives get fed up and seek another home. Me? Ill keep watching with great interest. Who knows? They might turn things around. Or complete their self-destruction. Well see. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Republican post-mortem Lauras Look L aura Ware Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com
C M Y K G uests are invited to attend and knowledge of orchids is not required to attend. For additional information contact LoriT hompson at 382-7924 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/.Highlands Tea Party meets TuesdaySEBRING The H ighlands Tea Party meets at Homer's Restaurant only on the first, second, third and fifth Tuesdays. On Tuesday, the group will meet at 5 p.m. at theH ighlands County Board of County Commission meeti ng at the Highlands County Government Center (board roomC ommerce Ave.Monthly bunco planned at Shrine ClubSEBRING The public i s invited to play bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2 604 State Road 17 South, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event is open to new ore xperienced players. Cost is $4 per person. P hone 382-4111 for information.Big Brothers Big Sisters Start SomethingSEBRING The S ebring Community Board and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast invites the public to Start Something in Sebring,h osted by the Cowpokes Watering Hole on Thursday. Mix and mingle from 6-7 p.m.; program begins 7 p.m. The goal is to match the 96 children in Sebring whoa re ready for a Big. To accomplish this, help is n eeded. Take in a magnificent evening while enjoying complimentary beer and wine along with fabulous hors doeuvres. S eats are limited. RSVP today by calling Jackie Young at 402-9001 or email email@example.com. This is not a fundraising event.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 3 p.m. today. Music by Tom McGannon from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke by Johnny B. from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 452-9853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi from 4-7 p.m. today. Monthly birthday bash; bring a dish. Karaoke by KJ from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Patsy o n Friday; call for time. Easter dinner for children a nd youth on Sunday, March 31; call for time. For details, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID T he Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host S teak-O and NASCAR on the screen today; call for times. Karaoke by Firemanf rom 6-10 p.m. Karaoke by Fireman from 6-10 p.m. W ednesday. Music by Frank E. from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. Music by P ressure Point from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Wounded Warrior Charity and Poker Run on Saturday; call for time. Music by Frank E.;c all for time. Karaoke by Bama Jam from 6-10 p.m. Sunday, March 31. For details, call 465-0131. The American Legion P ost 25 will host music by Gary and Shirley from 5-8 p .m. today. Casino trip at 8:30 a.m.; call 655-0232 ford etails. L& LDuo will provide music from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Clayton from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Moose Ridersa t 3 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Gary from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 4650975. The Lake Placid Elks L odge 2661 will host music by Big Freddie from 5-8 p.m. Monday. BPOE board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. BPOE Initiation is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Music by Frank E. on Friday; call for time. For more information, call 4652661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will have NASCAR on the screen today; call for time. Corn Hole from 3-6 p.m. Texas Hold-em at 7 p.m. Monday. Moose RidersRide at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Music by Gary and Shirley from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Moose Riders Ride at 11 a.m. Thursday. House C ommittee and Loyal Order of the Moose business m eeting at 6:30 p.m. General meeting at 8 p.m. Music by Long Shot Band from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Big Freddie from6 -10 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 655-3920. T he Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300, 1041 Lakeview Drive, will host aP ost Tiki Hut Deck party today. Music donated by F rank E. and Friends (brats, beer and more). Karaoke with BilDi from 5-8 p.m. F rank E. music from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. LTmusic from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Golf Tournament on Saturday. Gary Oliver music from 6-9p .m. Ham dinner with all the fixings beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31 for $6. Karaoke with Mega Soundz from 5-8 p.m. Form ore information, call 3858902. T he Sebring Recreation Club, 333 PomegranateA ve., will host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday. Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.M ini-Shuffleboard Tournament at 1:15 p.m. Friday. Ice Cream Shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Easter carry-ind inner at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31. For more information, call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will host Wacky Wednesday with social hour from 5-6 p.m. Dinner is $6.50. To dance only to Allens music from 4:307:30 p.m., it is $3. Good Friday Easter buffet is from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12. Dance only for $3 to Two Smooths music from 6:309:30 p.m. For more information, call 471-3557. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page A5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 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 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 6 6 2 2 Continued from A1 ETHELDAABLES Ethelda B. TeddyAbles Jan. 26, 1923 March 18, 2013 T hird child of eight children born to Adger DeWitt Bowen and Ethel Eubanks Bowen in Oakway, S.C., during a blizzard which prevent-e d the doctor from arriving at the Bowen farmhouse in time to assist with her birth. Grew up on the family farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridgew ith her three brothers, Dewey, Lamar and Hulan and three sisters, Frances, Wyona and Patricia, all of whom predeceased her. (The first child,a boy, died at birth.) Attended and graduated at age 16 from Oakway, S.C. schools whereh er mother was a teacher and her father a school board trustee. Attended WinthropC ollege (nka Winthrop University) for three semest ers before eloping with Clifford M. Ables Jr. (aka Kip) of Seneca, S.C. onM arch 15, 1942. Gave birth to Clifford M. Ables III on F eb. 19, 1943 and Michael B. Ables on May 22, 1945. Moved to Sanford, Fla. with husbanda nd Clifford M. Ables III i n 1944, where she resided tod ate of death. An amazing woman who tend erly cared for her husband, who had a chronic disease, diabetes mellitus (Type I diab etes) from childhood, and who predeceased her in a tragic auto accident in October 1983, in which she was also injured, but recov-e red sufficiently to live almost 40 years before lung cancer got the best of her shortly after her 90th birthday. Teddy, the nicknameg iven to her by her college roommate, was an amazing w oman who was successful in occupations for which sheh ad no training or experience, from selling ladies clothing at the Hollywood Shops in downtown Sanford to serving as the guidanced epartments secretary at two different middle schools (the second at the invitation of the principal who chose his staff for a brand new school). Shew as amazing because she never stopped learning, from college to Toastmasters to typing to computers to crossword puzzles in the daily newspaper which she read cover to cover. She encouraged and supported her sons activities wholeheartedly, from Vacation Bible School to Cub Scouts to PTAduring their childhood and youth, and instilled in them a loveo f learning and the desire to always do their best. Teddy was a Proverbs 31 wife and mother as a living example of the love of Jesus Christ.W ith her husband and sons she was a charter member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Sanford. She was amazing because i n 2003 at the age of 80, she contracted non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer, quit smoking cold-turkey and successfully completed sixm onths of chemotherapy, including a bout with pneumonia. Up to that time, shef ully maintained her lawn and flower beds, cleaned the valleys on her roof and theg utters of her home. Now she rejoices with her h usband, parents, brothers and sisters in the presence of the Lord and we who are leftb ehind, Clifford M. Ables III and wife, Elaine; Michael B. A bles and wife, Judith; grandchildren, Clifton, Jason and wife Yonca, Jennifer, and Jeremy and wife,Andrea; great-grandchildren, Joey,K aley, Juliana, Kaya, Kaia and Micah, grieve, but not as t he world grieves, because our faith is in Jesus Christ, as was Teddys, and we will bet ogether again on resurrection day (I Thessalonians 4:131 8). Visitation was Saturday with service at First Baptist C hurch, Sanford. Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery. Online condolenses are welcome at gramkowfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted toG ramkow Funeral Home & Crematory, 500 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford, FL32773 (407-322-3213 E RNESTHIGGINS Ernest J. H iggins passed away on Friday,M arch 15, 2013 at his home in Ocoee, Fla. Ernest was the son the late W.Vernon and Catherine Higgins. H e was preceded in death by his son, John Higgins, and brother, Bill Higgins. Ernest is survived by his wife, Johnny Ruth Higgins;s on, Michael Higgins; daughter, Karen Lynn (Higgins Sarafian; grandchildren, Falecia, Brent, Brook and Tanner; and a great-grandchild, Ryleh. He is also survived by brothers, David Higgins (Kay Fla., Robert Higgins of Sebring, and Richard Higgins of Lakeland; and his sister, Joan Hartt of Avon Park, Fla. Ernest graduated from S ebring High School, 1955 and served in the U.S. Army, spending two years in Germany. He attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta andw orked for Honeywell. He spent most of his life working in the citrus business. Amemorial service and Celebration of Life will beh eld at a later date in Ocoee, Fla. Memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army. MARSHALL E DWARD JORDON Marshall Ed Edward Jordon,a ge 68, of Sebring, passed away Friday, March 22,2 013.He was born May 3, 1944 in Avon Park to Dr. M arshall Elmore and Pauline (Williford) Jordon.Ed served in the U.S. Air Forcef or 21 years before retiring as a colonel in 1988. After retiri ng to Sebring, Ed served as director of the Sebring Airport/Raceway, teacher and dean at Heartland Christian School and in road develop-m ent for Polk County. Ed was a man of God who a imed to honor God in all walks of his life. He is survived by his wife Judy K.J ordon; son Matthew Edward Jordon (wife, Tena; children, E lizabeth, Nathaniel, Danielle and Frances); daughter Heather Jordon C lark (husband, Tec; children, Nicole and Christian); four great-grandchildren and his aunt, DorothyW illiford, wife of the late J.T. Williford. Funeral s ervices will be held on T uesday, March 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. ToddP atterson officiating at Bible Fellowship Church. Interment will follow in the Bougainvillea Cemetery. Family will receive friendso n Monday, March 25, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home. For those who wish, the family suggests that con-t ributions be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com OB ITUARIES Ables J ordon CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Courtesy photo The Avon Park Meals on Wheels organization joined the more than 1,000 Meals on Wheels National Association organizations in order to promote Mayors for Meals on Wednesday. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray accompanied volunteers as they delivered meals to the home bound, elderly and low-income members of the community.Pictured a re (from left) are Pat Borst, Teresa Alley (dietician at Royal Care, food supplier), Rosella Thomas, Brenda Gray, Charlotte John Greiner and Tom Jones. Mayors for Meals The wildfire is currently contained, according to Florida Fire Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Melissa Yunas. Yunas stated that no firefighter injuries had been reported as of noon Friday. Firefighters Hardee County, West Sebring, Sun n Lake North, Highlands Lakes, Lorida, Highlands Park, DeSoto City, City of Sebring, Highlands County Fire Service and Florida Forest Service helped fight the fire. Atotal of 33 individuals were present on the scene working to contain the wildfire. County firefighters and state wildland firefighters will continue to work on site to ensure the wildfire does not restart. At least 16 homes were saved from the wildfire, which burned directly behind the homes. One storage shed received minor damage. Continued from A1 Fire stopped before homes lost In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K Page A6News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 4 4 6 6 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A helicopter scoops up water out of a lake in Golf Hammock Thursday afternoon as part of the effort to fight a brush fire that threatened homes in the area. The fire spread quickly Thursday afternoon afterwinds picked up int he Golf Hammock subdivision. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Flames burn to within feet of houses Thursday afternoon. N ews-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Concerned residents of Golf Hammock watch as the flames creep close to their homes Thursday afternoon. S moke f rom Thursdays fire blocks t he sun in S ebring Hills, east of the fire. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Brush fire threatens Golf Hammock, Sebring Hills News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page A7 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, march a ds; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 1 1 6 6 5 5 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/24/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 6 6 1 1 7 7 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands Little Theatres latest pro-d uction, Sex Please Were Sixty, opened Wednesday to a sold-out audience. Tickets are already hard to come by. Those who want a belly laugh or two shouldntw ait to get tickets. The play, directed by Art H arriman, is Golden Girls gone slapstick. The plot revolves around a n experimental drug that does for women what Viagra d oes for men. The action takes place in a cozy bed and breakfast where the drug for women are mixed with Viagra.E vents spin out of control in hilarious ways. A t least five doors open onto the single set of the bed & breakfasts reception l obby. Characters constantly pop in and out with split seco nd timing, like slapstick in the 1930s and 40s. One-line zingers fly. The play puts the men in menopause, Sue McCollum said laughing out loud. She p lays Hillary Hudson a party to the pill exchange. G lenn Fowler, the assistant director, said men identify and love the play, too. Sex Please Were Sixty is not crude. There are milds exual innuendoes, but they are funny and inoffensive. A s close to a message as the play has is simply, more m ature people still have the sizzle, said McCollum. Harriman, who has been i nvolved with too many HLT productions to count, is e specially excited about this play. Its a chance to give our more mature and experienced actors a venue to show their superb skills, he said. P laying late middle-aged men and women with aches a nd pains was in some ways easy for the cast. Between bad knees, hearing aids,r ecent cataract operations and cases of flu during r ehearsal, the actors mirror their characters. But that doesnt mean they l imp slowly with droopy shoulders. The action is nonstop. T he central character is Bud the Stud, 70 going on 1 7. It is he who gets the comeuppance that drives the action. The role is so physical two men are playing the part: Allan Grosman for theS aturday matinee; Bill Farmer all other performance s. Linda Wells-Grosman p lays Mrs. Stancliffe the bed & breakfasts organized and repressed owner. K en Hall is Henry Mitchell, a retired chemist a nd the inventor of the womans pill. He has been proposing to Mrs. Stancliffe for more than 20 years. Ellen Lemos plays V ictoria Ambrose, a romance novelist without romance, b ut not without hope. Marcia Ward plays Charmaine Beauregard, as assy southern belle of a flirt. What with all bending a nd kneeling, Ward said, shes had to protect her elbows and knees. I packm ore rubber than Firestone, she said. Again, be advised the s how is already 80 percent sold out, Fowler said, act q uickly by calling the box office 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday at 382-2525 Or. go to www.highlands littletheatre.org/. HLs latest is a fast-paced, revenge-is-sweet comedy Photo courtesy of HLT The cast of Sex Please Were Sixty (From left) Allen Grosman; Sue McCollum; Ellen Lemos; Marcia Ward; Linda Wells-Grosman; Ken Hall; and Bill Farmer. Sex Please, Were Sixty tickets selling out quickly FINDThe Best Car Deals On Centralfloridawheels.com
C M Y K Abela chosen for Army Field Band Jazz AmbassadorsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High SchoolB and is proud to announce one of its very own musicians has been nominated, and was selected, by the Army Band,from amongm any top musical band applicants, to perform with this years United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors. Junior class honor student Ashton Drake Abela, Lake Placid High Schools band captain, was one of only three in the county to be awarded this honor and will representLake Placid Highwith Dragon Pride as he plays his saxophone with this unique and extraordinary premier musical ensemble at South Florida State College. LPHS Concert Band prepares for Spring ConcertLAKE PLACID Lake Placid High Schools Concert Band will present its Spring Concert during the schools Fine Arts Gala. The music concert will showcase the schools concert band, orchestra and the chorus. The concert will be held a t 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the high schools Commons. This musical extravaganza is free and the entire town is invited. A raffle fundraiser will be available to benefit the Music Department.Academy plans Kindergarten Open HouseAVON PARK Walker Memorial Academy, at 1525 W.Avon Blvd., has dual term accreditation. Join in the Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, April 4. Call 453-3131, ext. 201 to sign up for one two-hour session at 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Visit the classroom, meet the principal, tour the campus, and feel free to ask questions for pre-testing. Cowgirls and Buckaroos must be 5 years old before Aug. 15, 2013. For financial assistance, check out www.StepUpForStudents.or g.LPHS Band hosts Honor Band rehearsalsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Band will host the annual H onor Band rehearsal in the schools band room. Lake Placid High Schools honor music students Ashton Abela, ErikY akes, Alexandria Kling, Helen Moretto, Adrian Villamore, Shelly Villamore, Nelida Torres, and Ethan Havlock, and stu-d ents from several other counties will congregate from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 to rehearse selected musical pieces they will be performing at this years Honor Band Concert scheduled for7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at S outh Florida State College in Avon Park. The public is invited to enjoy what is expected to be an outstanding perform-a nce by Highland Countys most gifted music students. Page A8News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com AFFORDABLE CARE; 3.639"; 8"; Black; main see great savings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 1 1 9 9 7 7 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 C ourtesy photo Kinley Bennett had the Grand Champion Hog during the 2013 Highlands County Fair. Courtesy photo Bo Deen had the Reserve Grand Champion Hog during the 2013 Highlands County Fair. Courtesy photo Garrett Martinez had the Reserve Grand Champion Steer during the 2013 Highlands County Fair. Courtesy photo Jordan Faucett had the Grand Champion Steer during the 2 013 Highlands County Fair. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Soil & W ater Conservation District Speech Contest will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the auditorium of the Bert Harris Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. T he contest is open to any student enrolled in grades 6-12 in Highlands County. This includes public, private, home, or virtual school students. The statewide topic this year is: Whered oes your water shed? This contest is designed to develop leadership through participation in public speaking activities and stimulatei nterest in conserving our natural resources, especially as it relates to agriculture. Speeches are limited to between six and eight minutes in length. Localj udges will score contestants on content, composition and delivery. Contestants may use notes while speaking but visual aids may not be used. C ontestants will compete for cash prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. The winner of this district contest maya dvance to the Area 4 speech contest and the winner of the Area 4 contest winner will advance to the state competition. The program is open to all interested s tudents. To register, please call the district office at 402-7020, print off an entry form from the website www.highlandsswcd.org or pick up an entry form in your schools office.D eadline for entering the contest is 5 p.m. on April 11. Soil & Water Conservation District Youth Speech Contest set April 16 Courtesy photo Avon Park High School Culinary Arts team basks in their win along with APHS Principal Tealy Williams at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The team was one of 50 high school teams to participate in four different competitions at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Education Foundation (FRLAEFoStart State Competition. The team brought home the schools first ever first place win for the Waiter Relay competition. Each of the three winners (Mariah Claitt, Roxanne Guerndt and Zana Sutton) of the competition brought home a gold medal and were awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Keiser University. (From left) Roxanne Guerendt, Tealy Williams, Kathryn Welch, Mariah Claitt, Ever Mendoza, Zack McKinney, Kevin OConnor, David Castillo and Zana Sutton. CHALKTALK Highlands County Fair livestock show champions Snapshots APHS Culinary Arts team shines at competition in Orlando
C M Y K events seemed to be the focus of attention. However, since then representatives Gabe W hite and Jeff Kennedy have revealed a multifaceted development that could accommod ate everything from concerts to off-road motorsports, with such facilities as a gun range a nd Renaissance festivals thrown in for good measure. There were 26 separate conditions placed on the propertyb y the Highlands County Planning and Zoning Commission as part of a pending agreement with the county. Those appeared to be no problem for the applicants. H owever, before the item on the county commissions February nighttime session got under way in earnest, commiss ion attorney J. Ross Macbeth brought the hearing to a standstill when he told commissioners that both Florida Statutes and Highlands County code required that all written communications received by commissioners on the matter would need to be made part of the record before final action could be taken. The language revolves around presumed prejudicial effect of ex parte communications in a quasi-judicial hearing, such as the matter involving the proposed zoning change for the Swamp Hammock property. According to the statute, revelation of the substance of the communications received by commissioners and the identity of the persons, groups o r entities, then making that information part of the record w ould be sufficient transparency to allow commissioners to proceed with final action. The same rules would apply to site visits, investigations ore xpert communications taken as research into the matter. Nevertheless, commissioners continued with nearly five hours of pros and cons from citizens and lobbying from attorneys on both sides beforep ostponing their decision until Tuesday. M acbeth repeated the explanation at the most recent county commission meeting last week. Calling it a refresher course, he again cautionedc ommissioners they would need to have such information entered as part of the record before any final decision could be made. If you have written communications youve received keep this in mind, he said. If you will locate those communications and make them part of the record they will not be considered to be prejudicial. The same would go for site visits, investigations or expert opinions received outside the hearing. The hotly contested matter has boiled down to a decision on property rights. Owners of the land have contended they should be allowed to develop it as they wish, with neighbors saying the traffic and noise would disturb their way of life and be detrimental to their livestock, which is their livelihood. While proponents of the development have contended t hat their plans could bring a new business and new tourists t o the area, neither the Highland County Economic Development Commission/ Industrial Development Authority nor the HighlandsC ounty Tourist Development Commission have taken the matter up for consideration in regards to the potential impact on the county. It is expected to be another marathon session Tuesdaye vening before the commission. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page A9 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 3/10,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 2 2 8 8 9 9 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/24/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 9 9 3 3 day and was heading back to Lake P lacid.when he lost control of the car. The car went into the northbound lane of U.S. 27 and collided with a Nissan sport utilit y vehicle driven by 39-year-old Raquel Fox of Reunion. T he force of the impact caused the SUVto flip. Harriscar then was hit by a Saturn Vue, driven by Royce Pierson of Lake Wales. Harris was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Authorities say when her ecovers, he will be taken immediately to the Polk County jail. F ox and her 16-year-old son, Rashad, were transported to Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City. The 81-year-old Pierson and his7 9-year-old wife Constance also were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Deputies say it appears Najera was the only p erson involved in the crash that was not wearing a seat belt. A dditional charges against Harris are pending and they say the investigation is ongoing. raffic laws are no different than any other law we have in place, they are there for a reason: to keep people safe, said Polk countyS heriff Grady Judd. If you violate the law and hurt someone, you will go to jail, period. Continued from A1 Continued from A1 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY ( From left) Jim Rigel, Jim Robertson, John McClure and James Dion, members of the Back Porch Revival, entertain at South Florida State College Thursday evening. The coll eges culinary school catered the event, which celebrated the opening of the Dragons in Paradise exhibit at the Museum of Florida Arts and Culture. Dedicated to mans relat ionship with the giant reptiles, it includes fun displays of alligator and Florida souvenirs. The museum is open from 12:20 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday A dmission is free. MOFAC opens new exhibit brought together dozens of dignitaries and representatives from all of the partnering entities. G ordon, a former all-star relief pitcher, was thrilled to be a part of the ceremony that paid tribute to the very fields he got his start on. This is the community that I love and support in every possible way, because it loves and supports me in every possible way. My expe-r ience playing baseball began on these, the fields that I loved. Coach Ronnie Jackson, I love you, he is such a big part of my life, he watched mec atch right here on this back field. lm happy to see my c ommunity was chosen for this. The first thing that came t o my mind was that I dont want to be no other place t han that place that supported me, Gordon said. The partnering entities all stated that the purpose of the refurbishment is to reach outt he local children in the community. The large crowd of d ignitaries, coaches, volunteers and family members all s howed their support in the project which will benefit kids for many years to come. Im happy that Walmart is a part of this to give the y outh the opportunity to come out and play on a field that they can be proud of. They can learn not only baseball skills but the basic skillso f life, from discipline to respect and the importance of a cademics, said Walmart D istrict Manager Rob Goding. Mayor Sharon Schuler was h appy to see the hard work of so many local individuals and entities come together f or the children. s a huge feat. The city d id not put this together. It w as the work of so many others. But getting this all together and having this done is just wonderful and its all for the children. Thats what its all about, Schuler said. e have so much gratitude. The more we can do to keep them (kidsf the street, t hen thats what we should be d oing. Jackson, who coached Gordon at Avon Park High S chool during his hall-off ame coaching career, was beaming. This is great. Its just unbelievable. He (Gordon c ouldve take this somewhere else but he brought itb ack here to his home. Hes always supported the community and this is going to be something that the kids will l ove and appreciate, said Jackson. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000306 Division SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ARCADIO DIAZ, JR., MARIA M. RIVERA-DIAZ, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 19, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 29, BLOCK 4, HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 46, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 414 DOZIER AVE, SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 11-00620 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ALBERT L. SCARPATI, III, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 8, 2013, and entered in Case No. 11-00620 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 Albert L. Scarpati, III, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans, Inc. Rhonda Scarpati, 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 C ommerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4 AND THE NORTHWESTERLY 30 FEET OF LOT 5 LESS A TRAPEZOIDAL PARCEL WITHIN THE SOUTHWESTERLY 23 FEET OF SAID LOTS, OF BLOCK 242, OF SEBRING HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AS A POINT OF BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5, OF BLOCK 242, THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY FOLLOWING THE SOUTHERLY R/W OF TASESCHEE DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 133.48 TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 61 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 30.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 55.71 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4, THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A LINE COMMON TO LOTS 3 ND 4 A DISTANCE OF 155.7 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF TASESCHEE DRIVE, THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 619.9 AN ARC DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A /K/A 727 TASESCHEE DR., SEBRING, FL 33870-2357 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 8th 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: email@example.com 10-53803 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 17, 24, 2013 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 12001008GCAXMX U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-AB3, Plaintiff, vs. Angel D. Avila, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2013, entered in Case No. 12001008GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-AB3 is the Plaintiff and Angel D. Avila; Unknown Spouse of Angel D. Avila; Hector L. Centeno; Justa Badillo Centeno a/k/a Justa Badillo are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 8th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT (562 CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 8th day of March, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. March 17, 24, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2012 CA 000978 GCS FARM CREDIT OF FLORIDA, ACA, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FARM CREDIT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, ACA, Plaintiff vs. TOIA L. ADDISON, LEWIS F. ADDISON, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, A FLORIDA BANKING CORPORATION, TENANT #1 AND TENANT#2, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNTFOR UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION OFTHE PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 15th day of March, 2013, entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, wherein Lewis F. Addison, Toia L. Addison and Highlands Independent Bank are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of April, 2013, the following described property (``Property'' Florida: LOT 19 AND LOT 20, BLOCK 392, LEISURE LAKES SECTION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH ALL LEASES, RENTS, ISSUES AND PROFITS ARISING FROM THE PROPERTY including the buildings and appurtenances located thereon and together with the fixtures situate therein. 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. NOTICE: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodations 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, of 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the official seal this 7th day of March, 2013. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 17, 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000864-XXAX-MX U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A. PLAINTIFF, V KEVIN LOPEZ and YESENIA LEBRON LOPEZ, husband and Wife, et al. DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000864 in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida. Plaintiff is Foreclosed Asset Sales and Transfer Partnership, and the Defendants are KEVIN LOPEZ and YESENIA LEBRON LOPEZ, et al and any and all parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein individual defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees or other claimants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash auction held at the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. after having first given notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes on the 11th day of April, 2013. The property located in HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: Lot 27, Block 64, Sun 'n Lakes Estates of Sebring, Unit 5, according to the Plat thereof, as rec orded in Plat Book 9 at page 51, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida AKA 3929 Mendoza Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court March 17, 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001226 GMAC Mortgage, LLC Plaintiff, vs. NANCY E. PERTWEE A/K/A NANCY PERTWEE AND JOHN G. PERTWEE A/K/A JOHN PERTWEE, WIFE AND HUSBAND; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC.; UNK NOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 614; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001226 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,, Plaintiff and NANCY E. PERTWEE A/K/A NANCY PERTWEE AND JOHN G. PERTWEE A/K/A JOHN PERTWEE, WIFE AND HUSBAND are defendant(s Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., April 24, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 29, IN BLOCK 135, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 March 17, 24, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-506-GCS LEO H. CHRISTENSEN and CAROL A. CHRISTENSEN, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. GEORGE B. BRYANT and CLARA J. BRYANT, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 11041, Lot 11042, and Lot 11043, of AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT No. 34, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 38, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. which has the address of: 3130 N. Pocatello Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of April, 2013. (SEAL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B Y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10000727GCS SEC.: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF POPULAR ABS, INC. MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-5, Plaintiff, v. DENNIS LEE BROUWER, JR.; HEATHER LYNNE BROUWER; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 10000727GCS 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 17th 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 16, BLOCK 159, OF PLACID LAKES, SECTION THIRTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly Known As: 621 STAR FRUIT AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 20th DA Y OF March, 2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA March 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000496GCS DIVISION: GENERAL PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, INC. F/K/A NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN M. DUNCAN; et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of Court of HIGHLANDS County, will on the 16th day of April, 2013, at 11:00am, EST in the Jury Assembly Room, the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL, 33870, 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 12, PINE AND LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 10000496GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, the style of which is indicated above. WITNESS MY HAND and seal of this Court on March 19, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, 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 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09001269GCS SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. HUMBERTO COLLAZO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, D EVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 09001269GCS 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 18th 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 631 IN BLOCK D OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 p rovision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 19th DAY OF March, 2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA March 24, 31, 2013 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 24, 2013Page 11A Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ 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 3FAKP1138XR112242 SALE DATE 4/19/2013 1994 JEEP 1J4GZ78Y4RC306230 March 24, 2013 having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 24, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Grant Dillon 2501 W. Russ Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 March 24, 31, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-65 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALENA VECCHIO aka ALENA JOSEPHINE VECCHIO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALENA VECCHIO aka ALENA JOSEPHINE VECCHIO, deceased, whose date of death was December 27, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 persons IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-109 I N RE: ESTATE OF FRANCES C. NASH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of FRANCES C. NASH, deceased, File Number PC 13-109, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 19, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $70,000.00 and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Judith A. Lang, 32 Pine Tree Lane, Burr Ridge, IL 60527; Sally Monahan, 711 Portofino Dr., Arlington, TX 76012; and Bradley Lang, 1501 Pershing Drive, Unit C, San Francisco, CA 94129-3304. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET F ORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 24, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Judith A. Lang 32 Pine Tree Lane Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for Judith A. Lang Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org March 24, 31, 2013 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-99 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNE K. GRODOWSKY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNE K. GRODOWSKY, deceased, whose date of death was February 4, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1173, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 24, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Fred J. Feiler 42 Hudson Street Oneonta, NY 13820 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Facsimile: (863 M arch 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000864 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN M. BOND, BRANDY M. BOND, SYLVAN SHORES ASSOCIATION, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 18, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 138, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATE, SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1521 TAMAH BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-86 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BEVERLY J. FULWIDER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEVERLY J. FULWIDER deceased, whose date of death was February 19, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1087, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 24, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Richard G. Martin 8010 Ferndale Rd. Louisville, KY 40291 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 March 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13-85 PC IN RE: ESTATE OF ROGER CURWEN PERKINS, D eceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROGER CURWEN PERKINS, deceased, File Number 13-85 PC, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 17, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Bruce W. Perkins Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L. Keiber MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 (863 Florida Bar No. 620610 M arch 17, 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000553 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CARIDAD B. ARENCIBIA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 18, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000553 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CARIDAD B. ARENCIBIA; LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: L OT 17, BLOCK 15, SECTION ONE, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4511 LEWIS AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875-5138 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 20, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12008511 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-mtomlinson-Team 1 F12008511 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 24, 31, 2013 a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 19, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10028713 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA--Team 2-F10028713 **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 24, 31, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000681 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JASON T. WHITE A/K/A JASON THOMAS WHITE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000681 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 JASON T. WHITE A/K/A JASON THOMAS WHITE; ANDREA B. MEDAUGH A/K/A ANDREA BETH MEDAUGH; 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 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 695, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDED OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 227 QUAIL AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000045 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-1, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL A. WELLER, et al,D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 7, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2009-CA-000045 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-1 is the Plaintiff and CAROL A. WELLER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL A. WELLER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OF ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 74, COUNTRY CLUB LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDED OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4120 MEDINA WAY, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 8, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 08113885 MOSS-WAMU-CONV-R-jzephir-Team 3-F08113885 **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 17, 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-11-000591 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE GREEN F/K/A JACQUELINE J. SULLIVAN; BRIAN SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JACQUELINE GREEN F/K/A JACQUELINE J. SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 17th 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: LOTS 13 & 14, BLOCK 7, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 41, 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 19th 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 i s less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 Dated: March 12, 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL March 17, 24, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-001035 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. LUIS O. SARDUY, ESTHER GARZON, RODRIGO GARZON, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RODRIGO GARZON CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 2307 OAK BEACH BLVD SEBRING, FL 33875 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN T. MAHONEY, III CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 5 EDGE HILL DR BRIDGEWATER, MA 02324 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 5, BLOCK 17, OF OAK BEACH COLONY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 2307 OAK BEACH BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33875 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Laura E. Noyes of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before April 23, 2013,, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 28-2012-CA-000904 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID HENRY GERHART; TERESA WEBB GERHART, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2012-CA000904 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, Bob Germaine, the Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring at 11:00 A.M. CST on the 17th day of April, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8, BLOCK PP, SPRING LAKE-VILLAGE V, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 23. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM OR SERVICE OF THE STATE COURTS SYSTEM, YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT (863VOICE863TDD OR (800FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE AS MUCH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR COURT APPEARANCE OR VISIT TO THE COURTHOUSE AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN YOUR FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS AND SUGGEST AN AUXILIARY AID OR SERVICE THAT YOU BELIEVE WILL ENABLE YOU TO EFFECTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE COURT PROGRAM OR SERVICE. March 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000748 Division BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. KATHLEEN ANN MERSKIN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 18, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 289, OF WEST SEBRING ESTATES, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4414 WOOD AVE., SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000528 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JOHN E. TRACEY, LISA M. TRACEY, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. F/K/A FIRSTMERIT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A THE OLD PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. F/K/A WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 18, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 4, BLOCK 16, OF FIRST RESUBDIVISION O F PINECREST LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1302 TALBOTT CIRCLE, AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for c ash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 1050L egals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155
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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 inquiries regarding salary and benefits, call Pat Landress @ 863-471-5583 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment L OST 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 FOUND ORANGETABBY Kitten, 3 to 4 months old. Very friendly. Hyacinth Ave & Lakewood Road Area. Call 863-385-6630 1200Lost & Found 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR AD P lease check your ad on the first d ay it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes i nstructions over the phone are misunderstood and a n error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will b e happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, p lease call us: 3 14-9876 News-Sun Classified IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-652-GCS Division No. Section. ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s vs. YVONNE LOFORTE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12-652-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. is the Plaintiff and YVONNE SUAREZ A/K/A YVONNE LOFORTE; AMAURIS LOFORTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY L. LABRADOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRA LABRADOR SR AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRA LABRADOR JR are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 7, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 7, BLOCK 7, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52'31 EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF POLK STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.624 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 07'54 EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.004 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52'31'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07'54 EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 7 FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.004 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52'31 WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF POLK STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 1 65.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 7, BLOCK 7, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 07'18 EAST A DISTANCE OF 435.50 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 55'50 EAST A DISTANCE OF 100.076 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07'54 WEST A DISTANCE OF 435.50 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52'31 WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A 25 FOOT EASEMENT OVER THE EAST 25.00 FEET AND THE SOUTH 35 FEET FOR ROAD ACCESS. INCLUDES A 2001 LIMI MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER FLA14616038A & FLA14616038B and commonly known as: 144 POLK ST., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 19th d ay of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7 contact the Administrative Office of the Court, HIGHLANDS County, 590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, County Phone: 863-402-6594 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service''.DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
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Call 863-532-0354 LAMBSKIN LEATHERJACKET / Black Size Large / Worthington for Ladies B eautiful & 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 7310Bargain BuysALUMINUN SCREENDOOR 36" X 80". Great Comdition. $25. obo 863-414-6593 7300Miscellaneous 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, pillows, $299/both. 6-drawer dresser 22''x62'', lg. attached mirror, $125, 863-382-6378. 7180Furniture 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 -Collectible WASHER &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 RANGE TOPSurface unit, digital. 1 yr. old. Paid $1000. Asking $200. Call 863-532-0354 7040AppliancesAUCTION!10AM,Thurs, March 284 524+ S F Commercial building 746 US-27 N. Avon Park Auction 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, Lake Placid and online ________________________________HIGGENBOTHAM A UCTIONEERS800-257-4161h iggenbotham.comM.E.Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, AARE AU 305 AB158 7020Auctions 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING AVAILABLE .3922 Kenilworth Blvd, 3000 sq ft, $1100/mo : (Will split in half near Sebring High School. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalPROFESSIONAL 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 & OfficesFor 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 Rent SEBRING *NICE 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, Cathedral Ceiling. 6530 Mattee Road. $700 Monthly, Plus $750 Security Deposit. Call 863-385-3101 LAKE PLACID3/2 131 Loquat Rd. Screened patio. $700/mo. + $1,000. security. Call 305-804-5464 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished HousesSEBRING *SUN 'N LAKE 1BR, 1BA. Includes TV, Wi Fi internet, cable, elec. No Pets or Smoker. Single $500/mo. or Couple $550/mo. $500 Sec. Deposit. 863-214-6027 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 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' S creened Porch. Call for more info 863-382-9203 SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 3BR, 2BA Utility Room, Carport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 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 5050Mobile HomesFor SalePALM HARBORRETIREMENT COMMUNITY HOMES $8500 off, 2/2 & 3/2 from $39,900 Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for detailshttp://www.palmharbor.com/modelcenter/plantcity/ 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 PlacidSEBRING -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. 4080Homes for SaleS ebringD INNER 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: 4040H omes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial 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 SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED Monday Thursday 3 5pm. for students in K-12 grade.One tutor needed Monday 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. 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. 2100H elp Wanted SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: email@example.com 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. A pply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. EOE DFWP. 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 appli-c ants 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. GENERAL PLANTLABORERS and OTHER VARIOUS POSITIONS needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experince in concrete manufacturing preferred. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 863-655-1215 Phone: 863-655-1515. 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 email@example.com. 2100H elp WantedEXPERIENCE 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 independe ntly 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 flexib le 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 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, Sebring, FL. EOE DFWP. SEEKING ANExperienced Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Qualified in Temporary Crowns. Full time position. 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C M Y K By ALEX COYNE N ews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Lake Placid softball hosted the Tenoroc Titans Friday night. Alittle rain didnt stop the Dragons from playing solid, ending the game in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule, 14-4. With players coming back, fresh off injuries and illness, the defense looked significantly different. Things happen during the course of the season illness, injury, family occasions the girls need to learn to step up in different positions rather than getting comfortable in one position, head coach Alicia Cheshire stated. This was a good opportunity to get some experience in those different positions. The Titans managed to get numbers on the board early, but the 1-0, first-inning lead was the only lead they would possess on the night. It was not until the second inning that the Dragons scored some runs. Breauna Corley and Carly Hopper both rapped out singles, stole three consecutive bases, and landed runs on wild pitches. Shelbi Bertram scored the third run of the inning, and Lake Placid ran away with the lead. Awalk and three quick outs allowed Lake Placid to go on a third inning rally in the bottom of the frame. Annie Weber-Callahan started things off with a single, and three stolen bases for a run. Courtney Delaney was walked, stole second and third, and was brought in by Corleys single. Corley stole her way to third as Hopper was walked and managed to steal second base. Raveen Gobournes single brought Corley in, and Laine Weber-Callahan earned two RBI on her stand-up double. Taylor Test followed in Weber-Callahans footsteps by earning herself a double and an RBI. Annie Weber-Callahan then got on first and had one last RBI of the inning, and the scoreboard read 10-1 in the Dragonsfavor going into the fourth. Awalk for the Titans, a few stolen bases, and a base hit left Teneroc with one run in the top of the fourth. Corleys single and a pair of stolen bases allowed Kaeli Sperlock to bring her home on a single. Tamija Dougless was hit by a pitch and an overthrow stealing second brought Sperlock home. Laine Weber-Callahan was also walked, and Douglas found her way to home plate closing the fourth inning with a score of 13-2. In hopes of keeping lead above 10, the Dragons fell just short of the mercy rule in the top of the fifth inning when two runs were allowed for the titans. It was 13-4, and the Dragons had to score just one run to call the game. Annie Weber-Callahan started the bottom of the fifth with a single. Delaney was soon thrown out at first, but the productive out allowed Callahan to advance to second base. Corley then stepped up to the plate and cracked one down the third base line for a standing triple. Weber-Callahan made it SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section F GCU upset . . .B3 Heat stay hot . . .B3 News-Sun Sunday, March 24, 2013 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lexi Belardi and the Lady Panthers bounced back from a calamitous conference opener to win Thursdays nightcap over visiting Polk State. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK And the roller-coaster ride has begun. In a season that has already had itsshare of ups and downs, South Florida softballs Thursday split to open the Suncoast Conference schedule was a stark example of both. Hosting the Polk State Eagles, the Lady Panthers could do little right in the first-game, 120 loss. An error, stolen base and an RBI single got the Eagles on the board in the first, and things held steady into the third when things began to fall apart. Errors, hesitations on plays and timely Polk hits including a one-hop rocket that caromed off the right shoulder of starting pitcher Alexis Adams brought four runs in for a 5-0 lead. Agame Adams gutted it out and went the rest of the way, but the Eagles were connecting and the defense behind her wasnt exactly stellar, while the offense offered up little. I couldnt even tell you South Florida surprises with split SFSC0,7Polk State12,3 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Josh Townsend fires to first on this double play a ttempt Friday as South Florida and St. Petersburg battled to a 1-1 tie before rains postponed the game in the ninth. By DAN HOEHNE d email@example.comA VON PARK After another close Suncoast C onference loss Wednesday, 7-5 to visiting S t. Petersburg, the South Florida State College Panthers looked to even up the series at home Friday night. And though they got a stellar pitching performance from starter Travis McPherson, their own bats were held in check as well. The hard-throwing right hander rolled through a one, two, three first on a grounder, strike out and fly out, though Titan starter Chris Chism nearly matched him, giving up just a two-out single to Lucas Bagnara in a scoreless bottom of the first. St. Petes got a runner on when Dexture McCall bounced one up the middle with one out in the second. But McCall was forced at second on a Skylar Fox grounder to short, and Fox was soon picked off first on an alert throw from catcher Josh Baber. South Florida mounted a mild threat in the bottom of the third when Carlos Matamoros walked with two out and Seth Abeln followed with an infield single. But Chism induced a grounder to third to get out of it. Things stayed scoreless into the fifth when the Titans put a pair of hits together to put runners on the corners. An errant pitch soon got away and the scoreboa r d was dented, though M cPherson recorded the next three outs in order to l imit the damage. The Panthers would e ven it up in the sixth, when Bagnara knocked Matamoros in and it would remain at 1-1 into the ninth, when the rains came and halted the proceedings. The game is scheduled to be completed on the Titans next visit, Wednesday, April 17, though South Florida was at St. Petersburg Saturday to try to get a win in what now becomes the middle game of the three-game set. The Panther tie was the one bit of good news from late-week, area baseball. Avon Park fell at Frostproof Friday, 7-1, as the Red Devil offense, an early-season wrecking crew, continues itsrecent struggles. Lake Placid lost a close decision against DeSoto Friday, 4-3, despite starting pitcher Tyler Carrs11 strike outs. This followed a 9-0 Thursday loss to LaBelle for the Dragons. And though freshman Jimmy Peck put a charge into one Thursday night at Winter Haven, belting a late-inning, three-run homer, Sebring came up well short in a 12-6 loss to the Blue Devils. The Blue Streaks host Avon Park Monday, while Lake Placid travels to Hardee Tuesday for their next contest. Panthers comeback halted by rain Lady Dragons tame Titans after loss to Streaks See LP, Page B4 N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Laine Weber-Callahan puts a charge into this run-scoring triple Thursday night at Sebring. See SFSC, Page B4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Travis McPherson had a strong outing Friday, limiting St. Petersburg to a lone run before rains postponed the 1-1 tie. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE F rom left, City Council member Terry Heston, Clark Foundation founder Jerry Clark, Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray, Mayor Sharon Schuler, Thomas Gordon, Wal-Mart District Manager Rob Goding, Scotts Company Manager Chris S trunk and County Commissioner Jim Brooks break ground Saturday morning for the refurbishing o f fields at the Durrah M artin Baseball Complex in Avon Park. The Ultimate Home Field Advantage Project, a partnership between Wal-Mart, Scotts, Warner Brothers Studios, MLB.com, Hillshire Farms along with the ClarkF oundation and Thomas Gordon Foundation chose Durrah Martin among the select fields around the country for improvement. Gordon helps Durrah Martin improvement
C M Y K 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 t o 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 ClassicS EBRING 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 Police will be hosting a golf tournament Saturday, April 6, at Harder Hall Country Club. The four-person scramble format will have 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 includes golf, cart and lunch. Team and Hole Sponsorship combos are available for $275, as well as $50H ole Sponsorships. Make checks payable to FOPLodge 99. Deadline for team registration is Thursday, April 4. A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. F or more information, call Betty Milam a t 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 x-New York4126.612 x-Brooklyn4028.5881.5 Boston3632.5295.5 Philadelphia2642.38215.5 Toronto2643.37716 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami5414.794 Atlanta3831.55116.5 Washington2543.36829 Orlando1852.25737 Charlotte1652.23538 Central Division WLPctGB x-Indiana4326.623 Chicago3631.5376 Milwaukee3434.5008.5 Detroit2347.32920.5 Cleveland2247.31921WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5316.768 Memphis4622.6766.5 Houston3831.55115 Dallas3336.47820 New Orleans2446.34329.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5119.729 x-Denver4822.6863 Utah3435.49316.5 Portland3336.47817.5 Minnesota2443.35825.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Clippers4722.681 Golden State3931.5578.5 L.A. Lakers3634.51411.5 Sacramento2544.36222 Phoenix2347.32924.5 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Fridays Games New York 99, Toronto 94 Indiana 102, Milwaukee 78 Oklahoma City 97, Orlando 89 Portland 104, Atlanta 93 Miami 103, Detroit 89 Houston 116, Cleveland 78 New Orleans 90, Memphis 83 Dallas 104, Boston 94 San Antonio 104, Utah 97, OT Minnesota 117, Phoenix 86 Washington 103, L.A. Lakers 100 Saturdays Games Detroit at Charlotte, late Toronto at New York, late Indiana at Chicago, late Boston at Memphis, late Sacramento at Denver, late Washington at Golden State, late Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Atlanta at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh24804811483 New Jersey14116347885 N.Y. Rangers15132327173 N.Y. Islanders131532990105 Philadelphia13161278192 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal2055459775 Boston2063438461 Ottawa1696387867 Toronto16123359490 Buffalo12154288499 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Winnipeg16142348196 Carolina15132328586 Washington14161298988 Tampa Bay13161279890 Florida91662477111WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago24335110266 Detroit15115358580 St. Louis16112348783 Columbus13126327380 Nashville12136307584 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota17102367771 Vancouver1596368383 Edmonton11117297285 Calgary111442682101 Colorado11144267592 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim22444810076 Los Angeles17112368875 San Jose13106327177 Dallas14133317888 Phoenix13144308087 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Fridays Games Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Columbus 5, Calgary 1 Washington 6, Winnipeg 1 Detroit 5, Anaheim 1 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at Ottawa, late San Jose at Minnesota, late Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Boston at Toronto, late Buffalo at Montreal, late Florida at New Jersey, late Columbus at Nashville, late Colorado at Dallas, late St. Louis at Edmonton, late Sundays Games Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 8 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City196.760 Baltimore166.727 Seattle188.692 Cleveland1510.600 Detroit1511.577 Tampa Bay1412.538 Chicago1110.524 Boston1413.519 Texas1313.500 Minnesota1213.480 Houston1113.458 Oakland1012.455 Toronto1114.440 New York1116.407 Los Angeles615.286NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Atlanta1612.571 Colorado1311.542 Arizona1313.500 St. Louis1212.500 Chicago1415.483 Philadelphia1213.480 San Francisco1112.478 New York1011.476 San Diego1315.464 Washington1113.458 Pittsburgh1114.440 Miami1013.435 Los Angeles1015.400 Milwaukee914.391 Cincinnati915.375 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Fridays Games Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 6 Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay (ss Detroit 4, Washington 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Minnesota 7 Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay (ss Toronto 1, Boston 0 Houston 3, St. Louis 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1 Kansas City 13, L.A. Angels 9 Colorado (ssexas 9 Cincinnati 6, L.A. Dodgers 5 San Francisco 11, Colorado (ss N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2 Arizona 7, Cleveland 5 Seattle 3, San Diego 1 Oakland 4, Chicago White Sox 4, tie Saturdays Games Houston vs. Atlanta (ss St. Louis vs. Miami, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit, late Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, late Philadelphia vs. Baltimore, late Atlanta (ssoronto, late Washington vs. N.Y. Mets, late Pittsburgh vs. Boston, late L.A. Angels (ss Arizona vs. Kansas City, late Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels (ss Texas vs. Cincinnati, late Oakland vs. San Francisco, late Cleveland vs. Seattle, late Chi. White Sox vs. L.A. Dodgers, late San Diego vs. Colorado, late Sundays Games Boston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater,1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Hardee,6 p.m.; Softball vs. Moore Haven,7 p.m.; Track at Sebring,4:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.LaBelle,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at LaBelle,4 p.m. Sebring 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,4 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at St.Petersburg College,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m.; Softball at Hillsborough,5 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Hardee,4 p.m. T UESDAY: Baseball vs.Booker,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs. Sebring,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Sebring,4 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 24, 2013Page B3 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 3/3,10,17,24,31; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 1 1 6 6 By JIM OCONNELL Associated PressPHILADELPHIA College basketball, meet Florida Gulf Coast. Aschool so new it wasnt eligible for the NCAAtournament until last year busted a load of brackets Friday night. With 24 points from Sherwood Brown and a healthy dose of swagger, FGCU upset second-seededG eorgetown 78-68 in the seco nd round of the South Regional. This is our first time being in the NCAAtournament. To actually go out there and win that first game, it means something really special to us, said Brown, w ho was the first of the players to head toward the Florida Gulf Coast cheering section with several seconds still on the clock. The Eagles used a 21-2 second-half run to pull away from the Hoyas and then held on in the final minute to become just the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2. s an unbelievable feeling. We played a very tought eam in Georgetown. They have great players. Theyre a historic school, forward Chase Fieler said. So beinga newer school its very exciting for us to be able to w in a game like that and for the NCAAhistory. Thats e xciting and impressive to be a part of that. B ernard Thompson had 23 points for Florida Gulf Coast, the champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference. FGCU (25-10 seventh-seeded San Diego State, which beat No. 10 seed Oklahoma 70-55, in the third round on Sunday. e decided we can play with anybody and we did, said FGCU point guard Brett Comer, who finished with 12 points,10 assists and just two turnovers. Comer was part of a play late in the game that almost brought down the house, throwing an alley-oop pass from the corner that Fieler grabbed and threw down witha one-handed dunk. Nothing special. Its something me and him have done this year, Comer said. e knew what was going to happen there. Time and place didnt matter. I knew hed catch it. You saw the result. The whole place went nuts and we really got the momentum from there. Said Fieler: That might be the highest Ive ever jumped. Well have to check the video. Brett has great vision. That was his 10th assist. He just threw it up and I had to go get it. Just a night before, Harvard the nations oldest university, founded in 1636 pulled off a major upset over third-seeded New Mexico. Now, one of its youngest FGCUs first student was admitted in 1997 has an even bigger one. The Eaglesmonster run gave them a 52-33 lead with 12:28 to play. The Hoyas staged a furious rally to get within 72-68 with 52 seconds left but the Eagles went 6 of 10 from the free throw line to seal it. In the second half, we p ushed the ball, we got out, we ran, we made shots, got some alley-oop dunks to energize the crowd. Im veryp roud of our players, said coach Andy Enfield, whose w ife supermodel Amanda Marcum was shown severa l times on the arenas big screen. F or those who dont know FGCU, and that was probably plenty of people as of Friday afternoon, Florida Gulf Coast is a state university in Fort Myers with an enrollment of about 12,000 students. This is FGCUs first tournament and Georgetowns 29th, including the 1984 national championship. But the Eagles did beat Miami earlier this season. It was another disappointing NCAAexit for the Hoyas (25-7 double-digit seed in their last four appearances. The last time they made it to the second weekend of the tournament was in 2007, when they reached the Final Four. I wish I could, trust me, more than anyone on this Earth, Georgetown coach John Thompson III said when asked if he could figure out the losses to lower seeds. Ive tried to analyze it, think about it, look at it, think about what we should do differently and I dont know Markel Starks had 23 points for the Hoyas, a trichampion of the Big East regular season and one of the top defensive teams in the nation. That didnt seem to bother the Eagles much. While Georgetown came in allowing 55.7 points per game, FGCU beat that number with 9:22 to play when it led 57-40. The Hoyas allowed opponents to shoot 37.6 percent from the field, fourth-best in the country. The Eagles shot 42.9 percent (21 of 49 the Hoyas to 37.5 percent from the field (24 of 64 Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter Jr. had 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting and 11 rebounds. On this night he couldnt m atch Brown, the A-Suns player of the year. Porter, a sophomore who said he hasnt made a decis ion yet on whether to return to Georgetown next season, said winning is hard. They got out in transition, and that started their run, he s aid. They started knocking down the shot. Its hard when a team is knocking down shots like that. The FGCU fans who made the trip to Philadelphia were loud all game. The rest of the crowd at Wells Fargo Center joined them during the big run and theres nothing to bring fans together like rooting againsta heavy favorite. I dont think anybody on our team has ever played in front of that many people, said reserve forward Eddie Murray, who had nine points. The Eagles charged at their fans when the game ended and after some of them shook hands with Hall of Famer and TVanalyst Reggie Miller it was a celebration that could be felt all the way to back to campus. The Hoyas used an 8-0 run to take an 18-11 lead midway through the first half but thats where their offense went cold very cold. The Eagles closed the half on a 13-4 run as Georgetown missed nine straight shots and committed five turnovers. FGCU took a 24-22 lead on two free throws by Eddie Murray with 26 seconds left. In another example of how out of synch Georgetown was offensively, the Hoyas passed the ball around as the halftime horn sounded, allowed the Eagles to keep their lead. As the night wound down, one fan yelled at the Eagles to stick around Philly a couple of more days. Get a cheese steak, kid! Get a cheese steak! The crowd then paid Florida Gulf Coast the ultimate tribute: the E-A-G-L-ES! Eagles! chant reserved for their favorite NFLteam. Florida Gulf Coast stuns Georgetown 78-68 M CTphoto Florida Gulf Coast guard Sherwood Brown (25 mate Brett Comer (0ogetown in the seco nd round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at t he Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday. NEWS-SUN 385-6155 By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI The Miami Heat have won 25 straight games, turned what was a super-close Eastern Conference race into a runaway and seem to be finding different ways to prevail on a nightly basis. And no, they are not particularly thrilled with themselves right now. From the Heat perspect ive, its almost like they are s imultaneously slumping and streaking after facing double-digit deficits in three consecutive games, yet finding ways to win them all, much like each of the 22 games that preceded this week. Im taking the world view, that we have room to improve, forward Shane Battier said. By no stretch of the imagination are we playing our best basketball right now. Were winning ball games, but we have a lot of room for improvement. We have not started well the last couple games and our defensive focus has not been there. Its been there in thes econd half and when we need it, but we need to do it more consistently Even as they move closer t o the NBA-record winning streak of 33 straight establ ished by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72, the bigg er concern in the Heat locker room is that they are n owhere near a playoff gear with just 14 games remaining before the postseason arrives. Theyve trailed after five of their past six opening quarters, been losing at halftime in three straight outings and have been outshot in three of their last six contests. The next opportunity to fix some of those issues comes Sunday at home against Charlotte (16-52 a team that has won two straight, yet is a mere 38 games behind the Heat (5414) in the East standings. s on the radar, no question about it, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. We need to put together complete games. Thats three games in a row where we havent gotten off to that energetic start that were looking for. Well have an opportunity to get back to it on Sunday. No excuses. Were not making excuses for ourselves, the schedule or anything. Just more consistency The latest close call wast exactly all that close. Miami trailed Detroit by 11 points on Friday night, before clamping down in the second half and pulling away for a 103-89 win, with LeBron James finishing with 29 points, eight assists ande ight rebounds. e never expect anything to be easy, James said. But the 17-point deficit at B oston (and a separate 13point hole in the fourth quarter) that was followed by the 2 7-point lead Cleveland held over the Heat in a most b izarre game on Wednesday may be perceived as some w arning signs, and the Heat freely acknowledge they have to be addressed. At the same time, though, to say the reigning NBA champions are nervous about where they are right now would be a gross exaggeration. Everybody wants us to win by 30 every night, guard Dwyane Wade said. Sorry, guys. Its not possible. Wade said he has seen mentions on his Twitter timeline lately from fans who arent exactly pleased with the close calls, with one mention saying that the Heat are causing heart attacks. He doesnt see the ingame lulls as causes of angst. He sees them as fun. I think its great for the game, Wade said. Keep people entertaining, keep people watching, keep people in the stadium for most of the game. ... For us, it doesnt matter if were up or down. We play games within games. We go on runs at different times. We have a lot of confidence. We dont do it on purpose, but we have a lot of confidence in our team and we can go on runs very fast. Thats been proven. Erasing the 13-poi n t Boston lead in the final 8 minutes on Monday, a 45-12 run over a 12-minute stretchi n Cleveland on Wednesday, a 19-8 start in the opening m inutes of the fourth quarter to pull away from the Pistons f or good on Friday, those are just the latest examples of w hat Wade says is the Heat calling card. In Spoelstras eyes, its helping the playoff-readiness process. eams are coming at us. Thats a good thing, Spoelstra said. We cant sleepwalk into a game. We have to bring it, we have to play well at both ends, we have to dig, we have to earn wins and were playing against our opponentsbest games. That only helps. That sharpens you. The more you get tested in this league, the better you get, as long as you handle it the right way If the Heat beat Charlotte, the win streak goes to 26. And then yet another road test the latest big challenge in a month where the Heat play a schedule loaded with 18 games and almost no practices awaits, with games every other night starting Monday at Orlando, Chicago, New Orleans and San Antonio. I enjoy going on the road and hearing fans say, You guys suck,Wade said. Really? Were not too bad. When the playoffs start, were going to have to buckle down and it becomes a new season. But right now, in this season, man, were enjoying it. Strange as it sounds, Heat want to get better MCTphoto D wyane Wade goes to the baskte against Detroit defende rs Rodney Stuckey, left, and Jason Maxiell in the fourth q uarter Friday. The Heat defeated the Pistons, 103-89.
C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgTaylor Tubbs is at it again, breaking new ground and downing new opponents. On Tuesday, March 19, the standout Sebring runner saw a scant field of runners for the female 1,600-meters. As she has done on a few other occasions, Tubbs asked if the girls and boys could run the distance together and for the first time the officials agreed. Having a chance in this upped level of competition, the Florida signee made the most of it. I was running with my teammate Damien Foster, and we were staying pretty even the first two laps, she said. On the third lap I was feeling good and really started to kick in. That extra little push turned out to be a big change in her time as Tubbs topped the field and set a new personal best with an eye-popping 4:54.50. It was Tubbs first time breaking the vaunted 5minute mark, breaking her previous best time by a whopping six seconds. The mark puts her as the second fastest time at 1,600 meters in the state this season, fourth best in the nation. It wasnt that my adrenaline got going, running against the boys, Tubbs said. Im friends with all the guys and we run together all the time in practice anyway, but I hadnt been able to race them. Well race them she did, and vaulted herself into a new strata of runners, being recently featured in a story at flrunners.com, which made note of her number four standing in the country. Thats just crazy, I looked at it and said that cant be right, Tubbs said. Im from Sebring, Florida and this is all over my head. It was justa little home meet, and these other people are going to Nationals and things like that. Over her head, maybe for now, but she is certainly closing the gap. Page B4News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013w ww.newssun.com g olf tourney; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; golf tourney; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 8 8 6 6 home, and the game was called at 14-4. The girls needed a good win. coach Cheshire said after the game. I love my girls. They have been working so hard. The win came on the heels of a tough loss Thursday night at Sebring. It was a back-and-forth affair in the early going between the county rivals. B ut a sixth-inning explosion broke it open for the Lady Blue Streaks in their 13-6 win over visiting Lake Placid. The Lady Dragons got on the board first, plating two in the top of the first on an RBI infield hit from Annie WeberCallahan and a double in to left-center by Delaney. But Sebring answered back in their half of the frame. Starting pitcher Chelsea Bassett helped her own cause w ith an RBI single and Alison Hoffner followed with a run-scoring single to right. AMorgan Andrews ground-out brought another run in and a wild pitch plateda nother to put the Streaks up 4-2. Lake Placid got one run back in the top of the second, w ith Laine Weber-Callahan powering a triple to the fence in center to bring home a run and make it 4-3, where it stayed as Sebring was held o ff the board in their half of the second. The Dragons then got the lead back in the top of the third, with two runs coming in on a No. 1 hit to make it a 5-4 game. But the Streaks claimed it right back with two in the bottom of the third and held the narrow gap over the next two innings. But it was in the sixth that the put up a touchdown without the extra point to put it away. s been a few years since w eve played them, but Lake Placid is definitely improving, Sebring head coach Joe Sinness said. They hit more b alls than we did, but our timing was better. We are struggling with our mental errors the most a nd we really need to work on that before we get to districts. Before the district tournament arrives, the Lady Streaks had the rest of their district schedule to play and w ere off to a good start Friday. They jumped out to an early 5-1 lead at Lake Gibson through two innings before Friday nights rains rolled through Lakeland and postponed the contest. Sebring is back at it with t hree games this week, traveling to Hardee Monday, and hosting both LaBelle Tuesday and Avon Park T hursday. The Lady Dragons are off u ntil Thursday, when they face visiting Moore Haven, b efore traveling to Charlotte High School on Friday. N ews-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this article. Continued from B1 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Alison Hoffner muscled up on this run-scoring hit in Sebrings Thursday win over Lake Placid. LP rebounds, Lady Streaks on a roll what happened in that game, sophomore centerfielder Amanda Byers said. e lost it every way you could. And the coaching staff let them know about it during the break between games. e just told them pretty much how bad they did, assistant coach Heather Barnes said. Then I talked them about how they cant go back and change anything from last game, but they can come back andf ight and take control of t heir season. And in as shocking a turnaround as could be expected after the disheartening opener, thats just what the Panthers did, taking the nightcap with a 7-3 win. After scratching for a seco nd-inning score, South Florida blew it open in the third on a pair of two-run homers. Byers jacked the first one over the right-center field fence and soon after, freshman first-baseman Caitlyn Lytle powered one over the fence with a runner on. From there, starting pitcher Gennifer Raulerson kept the Eagles grounded, g iving up just three hits and two runs through the first six innings. Then I gave up two hits and they scored one more in the seventh, Raulerson said with a tinge of frustration. But I pitched well and it was good to get the win. Which is something Byers saw as something the team should expect. e played like we can in that second game, she sai d If we keep playing like that, we should have no problems. Play like we can and well keep winning. Theyll be put to the test with a pair of road dates this week, traveling to Clearwater to face St. Petersburg College Tuesday and to Plant City for a doubleheader against Hillsborough Thursday. Continued from B1 SFSC bounces back big News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE C aitlyn Lytle crushed a two-run homer in the Lady Panthers big second-game win over Polk Thursday. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Tubbs sets another standard News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Tubbs vanquished two opponents at Tuesdays track meet, a field of boys and girls in the 1,600 meters, as well as the 5-minute mark.
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C M Y K Page B6News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com AVON PARK LAKES BAPTIST CHURCH; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new shcool; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 4 4 5 5 4 4 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 4 4 8 8 S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Lotela Gold will bring back a blast from the past as they hit the stagef or a special s and s musical show open to the p ublic from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday,April 5,at Highlands Inn. T his nine-piece show band is based out of Avon Park and b egan performing together in the fall of 2011. Although recently formed,the memb ers of the band bring years of experience in the entertainment industry by performing either gospel and/or rock n roll music. The grouph as played at concerts,private parties and dances in central and western Florida. They just finished performing at the Highlands CountyF air. Several members of the b and decided the name Lotela Gold was appropriate for this group since they practice near Lake Lotela in Avon Park and they performg old cover songs. Lotela Gold focuses on the g reat songs that here hits from the 1950s and early 1960s. The band emphasizesi ts superb vocal harmonies and seven of the nine memb ers are featured vocalists at various times during the show. They bring back the s weet memories of the past by singing songs to pay tribute to Elvis,Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and Ricky Nelson. Costume changest hroughout their show keep the audience entertained. In addition to vocalists,the group features musicians who play guitar,bass,drums,k eyboard and a variety of percussion instruments. T here will be plenty of room for dancing in the banquet hall at the Highlands Inn that can seat up to 300 people. The dcor will be set upi n the s theme so dig out that poodle skirt,leather j acket and bobbie socks to feel a part of the show. Tickets will be sold in the l ounge in advance for $10 for show only and $15 at the d oor. They must be purchased by April 4. There is also a dinner and show ticket f or $18 that needs to be purchased in advance to guarantee seating. Call 446-0824 to make a dinner reservation at ClassicB uffet in the Highlands Inn or stop by the Highlands Inn Lounge to purchase tickets any time after 4 p.m. Highlands Inn is at 6525 U.S.2 7 North,Sebring,in front of Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center. Lotela Gold show set for April 5 at Highlands Inn Courtesy photo Lotela Gold, a nine-piece show band from Avon Park, willbe playing golden hits from the 1950s and 1960sfrom 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Highlands Inn, Sebring. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page B7 B y ANNE FLAHERTY Associated PressWASHINGTON After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated socialm edia,parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed dramatically,as it turns out and these days even if youre friends with your own kids onF acebook,it doesnt mean you know what there doing. Thousands of software programs now offer cool new ways to chat and swap pictures. The most popu-l ar apps turn a hum-drum snapshot into artistic photography or broadcast your location to friends in caset hey want to meet you. Kids who use them dont need a credit card or even a cellphone,just an Internetc onnection and device such as an iPod Touch or Kindle Fire. P arents who want to keep up with the curve should stop thinking in terms of imposing time limits orb anning social media services, which are stopgap measures. E xperts say its time to talk frankly to kids about privacy controls and remind them again how nothing in cyberspace every really goes away,even when software compa-n ies promise it does. What sex education used to be, i s now the technology talkwe have to have with our kids,said Rebecca Levey,a mother of 10-y ear-old twin daughters who runs a tween video review site called K idzVuz.com and blogs about technology and educations issues. More than three-fourths of t eenagers have a cellphone and use online social networking sites such as Facebook,according to the Pew Research Centers Internet and American Life Project. ButF acebook for teens has become a bit like a school-sanctioned prom a rite of passage with plenty of adult chaperones while newer apps such as Snapchat and Kik Messenger aret he much cooler after-party. Even Facebook acknowledged in a recent regulatory filing with the S ecurities and Exchange Commission that it was losing younger users:e believe that some of our users,particularly our younger users,are aware of anda ctively engaging with other products and services similar to,or as a substitute for,Facebook,the company warned investors in February. Educators say they have seen kids u sing their mobile devices to circulate videos of school drug searches to students sending nude images to girlfriends or boyfriends. Most parents,they say,have no idea. A stay-at-home mom of eight kids in Burke,Va.,Eileen Patterson said she usedt o consider herself fairly tech savvy and frequentlys pends time on Facebook. But she w as shocked to learn her kids could message theirf riends with just an iPod Touch mp3 p layer. She counts nine wireless devices in her home and has taken to shutting off her homes Wi-Fi after9 p.m.,but she describes her attempt to k eep tabs on her kids online activity a war Im slowly losing every day. I find myself throwing up my hands every now a nd again,Patterson said. Then Ill see something on TV or read an article in the p aper about some horrible thing that happened to some poor child and their family, and then I try to be more vigilant. M obile apps refer to the software applications that can be downloaded to a mobile device through an online store such as Apples iTunes. According to theF ederal Trade Commission,there are some 800,000 apps available t hrough Apple and 700,000 apps on G oogle Play. Among the most popular mobile apps among kids is Instagram,free software that can digitally enhance photos and post them to youra ccount online. Kids on Instagram whose parents closely monitor their text messages,Facebook posts or emails can also chat with their friends using the service. Their pho-t os can also be shared on other social media sites such as Facebook,which bought Instagram last year. Then theres Snapchat,among the t op 10 free iPhone apps available. S napchat lets a user send a text, photo or video that purportedly selfdestructs within 10 seconds of being opened or warns a user if the recipient takes steps to quickly cap-t ure it for posterity before it disappears. Kik Messenger also allows unlimited texting for free and effectively offers anonymity to users. A s with anything online,each of these services comes with caveats. Snapchat acknowledges on its website that messages arent guaranteed to disappear:Anyone receiv-i ng a text or photo can within 10 seconds capture a screenshot,taking a photo o f their devices screen,and save that image. Video a lso can be downloaded, a lthough Snapchat says it alerts senders w hen material is saved. I nstagram is considered tame as long as kids adjust their privacy settings to limit who can see t heir photos and dont post nudity,which c ould subject them to child pornography laws. But Levey said many p arents dont know their kids are using Instagram u ntil theres trouble usually when kids post inappropriate photos at p arties and these begin to circulate among their social circles. Parents often hand their kids a mobile device without u nderstanding exactly what it can do,said Dale Harkness,a technology director at RichmondBurton Community High School in Richmond,Ill. He estimates thate ven without using social media services,the average high school s tudent probably transmits some 1 50 texts a day. s not anything that every parent and grandparent hasnt already seen,Harkness said. The problem, he adds,is that actions get docu-m ented,replayed and sent around. He said that students forget how fast it moves and how far it goes. That was the case at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood,N.J.,w here a male student allegedly took a screenshot of nude pictures sent to him by female classmates via Snapchat,then posted the pictures on Instagram. According to a lettert o parents by the school districts superintendent that was later posted online,police warned students tod elete any downloaded pictures or face criminal charges under child pornography laws. I n the Ohio rape case involving two football players,social media b oth added to the humiliation of the victim and helped prove her case. The defendants and their friendsh ad recorded the attack and later joked about it on a video. The case d idnt come to light until the girl read text messages among friends and saw a photo of herself naked. There are general security concerns,too. F-Secure,a cybersecurityc ompany,said some new social networking services have become targ ets for spreading malicious hacker software and propagating scams. In January,the FBI arrested a m an in Los Angeles,Karen Gary Kazaryan,27,of Glendale,Calif., o n charges that he hacked into hundreds of social media and email accounts,including Facebook and S kype,and found nude photos and personal passwords that women had stored online. He allegedly used the photos to try to coerce women into disrobing for him via Skype andt hreatened to post their private photos to their Facebook accounts if they refused to comply,according to the indictment. Online services also routinely c ollect personal data,such as a persons birthdate or the location of t heir phone. Monitoring your kids on Facebook? Thats so 2009 TECHNOLOGY M etro With the plethora of ways for kids to communicate online through smartphones, completely monitoring your childrens internet life is nearly impossible
C M Y K Page B8News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.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, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr.Anna V.Adam, 747 S.Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870;385-7300;fax, 3857310;email firstname.lastname@example.org .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday:3:30 and 5 p.m.(vigilSunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m.(Spanish.m.(Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.(French Mass).Daily Mass:Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:15-7:45 a.m.first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday.Office Hours:8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.Monday-Friday. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil,4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace A ve., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;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 Special to the News-SunS EBRING The annual Sebring area community Good Friday service will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 29 in the First United MethodistC hurch,126 S. Pine St. The service is titled, Conversations Around the Crossand will include brief meditations by local clergy on Pilate,the Chief Priests,t he Roman centurion,the two thieves,Jesus and concluding w ith Joseph and Nicodemus. Between each segment will be Scripture readings,hymns,o r special music. Rev.A.C. Bryant,host past or,will preside. Meditations will be presented by Rev. David Smalley,Church of the Brethren; Chaplain Willie Mincey,CornerstoneH ospice; Rev. Mr. Max Severe,St. Catherine C atholic; Rev. Darrell Peer, First Presbyterian; Rev. Ronald DeGenaro Jr.,St. J ohn United Methodist; and Rev. Cecil Hess,Palms of Sebring and the Church of Buttonwood Bay. Scripture readers will be M ajors Bruce and Vicki Stefanik,Salvation Army; Chaplain Cecil Kent,Good Shepherd Hospice; Chaplain David Springer,Good Shepherd Hospice; Rev.G eorge Miller,Emmanuel United Church of Christ; and B ishop SteveAustin,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Music will be provid-e d by the host choir; George and Carol Kline; Friends B arbershop Quartet; and Jill Jernigan. The event is sponsored annually by the Sebring Ministerial Association. A free will offering will be received. F or further information, call 382-1737. Community Good Friday service planned Courtesy photo The second annual pancake cook-off was held at Southside Baptist Church on Saturday. Eleven different entries were sampled by more than 150 people from the n eighborhood who showed up. The winning entry was Apple Pecan Cinnamon Swirl pancakes made by Bill a nd Betty Work. Pastor David Altman said that this years cook-off was a great success, and thanked the many from the church who worked hard to make this a s uccess. S outhside Baptist holds pancake cook-off RELIGION Living Lords S upper at FBC SebringSEBRING First Baptist Church of Sebringw ill present the Living Lords Supper on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The drama portrays the disciples expressing theiri nnermost thoughts when Jesus announces that one of them will betray Him. The choir and orchestra will enhance these significante vents. The public is invited to one of the two free services Thursday or Friday at 7 p.m. at 200 E. Center Ave.,S ebring.Cantata todaySEBRING The Cantata No Greater Lov by Eugene Peterson will be presented at 10:05 a.m.,S unday,March 24,by the Sebring Church of the Brethren Temple Choir and directed by Joslyn Brown. The church is located at 700S Pine Street,across from the Palms. FRANKFORT,Ky. (AP Gov. Steve Beshear hasv etoed a bill that supporters said would provide stronger p rotections of religious rights in Kentucky. The second-term Democrat took the action on Friday,the final day tod o so. Beshear has been under pressure from the A merican Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and other groups to veto the measure that they contendc ould allow people to discriminate against gays,lesb ians and others in the name of religion. Meanwhile,church groups have been urging Beshear to sign the bill.T hey said Kentucky should be allowed to join 16 other s tates that provide similar protections. Gov. vetoes religious freedom bill in Ky.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page B9 EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, lead pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: email@example.com, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; ContemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@ embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor 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 RELIGION By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressVATICAN CITY Pope Francis called Friday for more dialogue with Islam and offered an olive branch toC hina and other countries that dont have diplomatic relations with the Holy See. In his first foreign policy address as pope,Francisd elivered his remarks in Italian rather than the traditional French another indi-c ation that the Argentineborn pope is less than comfortable speaking languageso ther than Italian and his mother-tongue Spanish. T he occasion was an audience with ambassadors from the 180 countries that haved iplomatic relations with the Holy See,in which Francis e xplained he would work for peace,the poor and to build b ridgesbetween peoples. He noted that even his title pontifmeans bridgebuilder. Francis said it was import ant to intensify dialogue among different religions particularly dialogue with Islamand to deepen the churchs outreach to atheists. T he Vaticans relations with Islam hit several bumps during Pope Benedict XVIsp apacy:He outraged Muslims with a 2006 speech quoting a Byzantine emperora s saying some of the Prophet Muhammads teachings were evil and inhuman.And in 2011,the pre-eminent institute of Islamic learning in theS unni Muslim world,Cairos Al-Azhar institute,froze dial ogue with the Vatican to protest Benedicts call for g reater protection of Christians in Egypt. However,the Vatican said Friday that Al-Azhars chief imam,Sheik Ahmed el-T ayyib,sent a message of congratulations to Francis for his election and hoped for cooperation. Thats a possible sign of a t haw in relations with the arrival of a pope whose interfaith outreach while arch-b ishop of Buenos Aires has been well-documented. Francis also said he wanted t o begin a journewith countries that dont yet have d iplomatic relations with the Vatican. Benedict had made i mproving relations with China a priority,given the m illions of faithful who belong to Chinas underg round Catholic Church,but tensions remain particularly over the appointment of bishops. China insists on naming them,while the Vatican sayso nly the pope can name bishops. China congratulated Francis for his election but said establishing formal rela-t ions would depend on the Vatican cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan and ceasinga ctivities Beijing considers as interference in its internal affairs a reference to bish-o psappointments. The Holy See also doesnt h ave diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia. The latest country added to i ts list of diplomatic recognition was South Sudan,just l ast month. Pope: Dialogue with Islam, olive branch to China Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN CROSSWORDSOLUTION
C M Y K S pring is here and soon wildflowers will bep opping up all over. Florida has many varieties of the c olorful blossoms that range in size, color and s hape. In fact,when Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leons ighted land,which happened to be what we now call Florida,he deemed it LaF lorida,which means land of flowers. B ut what exactly is a wildflower?According to the Florida Wildflower foun-d ation,wildflowers are any flowering herbaceous s pecies,or woody species with ornamental flowers, which grew wild within the states natural ecosystems in the1560s when Floridasf irst botanical records were created. I n order to understand why Florida is rich with wildflowers,its important toa ppreciate the nature of the land. Historically,fire played a n important part in the Sunshine States makeup. Lightning would strike and f ires would burn for miles uninterrupted. The flames reduce the fuel on the ground and prevent the forest from being taken over byo ther types of trees and plants,which is called succession. Once fire has passed through an area,the nutrientc ycle increases; soil pH is raised and nitrogen fixation i s stimulated. Many seeds from wildflowers need theh eat from the fire to break out of their shell. Others may remain dormant until they are burned. At first glance,it may a ppear that the fire has destroyed everything in its path. But if you could look underground,you would see that the roots and seeds haves urvived. Stimulated by the nutrients from the ash,heat and open spaces,wildflowers will begin to grow and increase flowering. Another reason that wildflowers are so abundant is the fact that they are a food source to many animals. Herbivores such as rabbits, mice and deer eat the plants and disperse the seeds naturally. Insects play a part in the process as well. Birds eat the seeds or perhaps the bugs that visited the wildflowers and they help spread the seeds. Wildflowers are also important nectar sources for many creatures. In fact,having these beautiful wildflowe rs in your yard will provide an attractive landscape as w ell as habitat for birds and insects,including butterflies. Plants play a vital role on our planet. Many times takenf or granted,plants such as wildflowers serve humans a nd wildlife in many ways. How would the earth look if there were no plants?F orests,grasslands and swamps are filled with d iverse vegetation which beautifies the land. Wildflowers are used inl andscaping and beautifying highways and cities. Many varieties also make excellent p icked flowers for a splash of color indoors or on the p atio. Plants provide many of the components of the medicines we use. In fact,approximately 80 percent of all medici-n al drugs originate from wild plants. Wildflowers provide food for humans as well as wildlife. Take the sunflower,for example. The bright yellow and brown flower offers seeds,oil ando ther products we need. The banana yucca (yucca baccat a),which sports a very elaborate bloom,is used for food,medicine,fiber,and dye. Ninety percent of the worlds food comes from 20p lant species Wildflowers help the air quality of our planet. Plants take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen by a processc alled photosynthesis. H aving plenty of vegetation around ensures that we have e nough air to breathe and that it will be fairly filtered and clean. The same is true with our water. Plants play an impor-t ant role in the quality of our water,filtering it as it passes b y to ensure that many of the pollutants are removed. Plants also increase waterc larity by reducing erosion. With roots holding the soil i n place,it is less likely to end up in the drink! Even our weather is influe nced by plants. Having lots of trees and plants,including wildflowers,in an area can m oderate climates. Many of the horrendous historical d roughts have been attributed to the fact that areas were devoid of vegetation especially forests. Wildflowers are more than j ust pretty! They serve humans and wildlife in so many important ways. These bright blooming plants makea great addition to your gardens.By planting wildflowers you will increase thep lant and animal diversity in your neighborhood and help w ildlife have a place to hide and stay. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and N atural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of t he writer, not necessarily those o f the News-Sun. 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C M Y K Associated PressNEW YORK The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission,Julius Genachowski,on Friday announced his resignation in the coming weeks. The countrys top telecommunications regulator told a staff meeting of his decision Friday morning. His impending departure was reported Thursday by several news outlets. Genachowski,50,was appointed in 2009 and has hewed a middle line between the desires of public-interest groups and the telecom industry,which hasnt enamored him to either side. His tenure has seen continued adoption of broadband and ever higher Internet connection speeds, especially on the wireless side,but consumer groups saw the approval of Comcasts acquisition of NBC as a mistake,while AT&T Inc. suffered a severe blow when its acquisition of T-Mobile USA was blocked. or those of us who represent the public,Chairman Genachowskis term can best be described as one of missed opportunities,said public-interest group Public Knowledge. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State College enriches the lives of students, increases studentslifetimei ncome,generates revenue, reduces the demand for social services,and contributes to the growth of the local economy,according toa recent study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists,International( EMSI). SFSC is one of 28 colleges in the Florida CollegeS ystem (FCSAccording to a related report on the FCS r ecently released by the Council of Presidents, Floridas 28 colleges pump$ 26.6 billion per year into the states economy by prod ucing graduates who are better prepared to become high-income earners. The FCS Council of Presidents noted that the col-l eges were designed in part to promote economic develo pment for Florida,and the report shows just how well the colleges of the FCS liveu p to that mission. Some of the key findings o f the 79-page report that examined SFSC's economic impact in 2011-12 are these. College operations make a net contribution of $19.5 million to the regional economy annually through income of faculty and staffa nd their purchases of supplies and services,stimulating the economy and increasing profits for local businesses. According to thes tudy,Nearly all employees of SFSC (94 percentve in t he SFSC service area. Faculty and staff earningsc ontribute to the regions overall economy,while their spending for groceries, apparel,and other household expenditures helps supportl ocal businesses. The study went on to say that SFSC is also a purchaser of supplies and services. Many of SFSCs ven-d ors are located in the SFSC service area,creating a ripple effect that generates additional jobs and income throughout the economy. Students who achieve a college degree from SFSC can expect higher earnings. Associate degree graduates go on to earn an average $31,900 annually. Bachelors degree graduates can expect to earn an average of $45,800. According to the study,Students who move from a high school diploma to an associate degree may expect approximately $8,300 in higher annual income. The difference between a high school diploma and the attainment of a bachelors degree is up to $22,200 in higher income. SFSC graduates incur a net contribution of $171.8 million to the regional income annually.According to the study,each year,graduates enter the local workforce after attending the college,bringing with them the skills they acquired. Over time,these skills accumulate,steadily increasing the training level and experience of the workforce. This sparks a chain reaction in which the higher earnings of students generate additional r ounds of consumer spending,while new skills translate into increased business output and higher property income,causing still morec onsumer purchases and local multiplier spending. The sum of these direct and indirect effects comprises the total impact of past andp resent student productivity on regional income. The rate of return on an i nvestment in education for an SFSC graduate is 18.8 percent. Although studentsg ive up time and forgo earnings to attend college,they b enefit from a lifetime of higher earnings relative to what they would have beene arning had they not chosen to go to college. According t o the study,costs comprise the total of tuition,fees,and earnings forgone. Benefits c omprise the higher earnings of students as a result of their education. Taxpayers enjoy a good return on their investment,w ith SFSC graduates and employees paying taxes and their higher education levels reducing medical costs, crime rates,and incomea ssistance. The information provided in this study demonstratesj ust how important our college is to the overall economy of our college district,s aid Dr. Norm Stephens, SFSC president. We will u se this information as a benchmark to measure our progress in the future as wec ontinue our efforts to serve the people and the businesse s in Floridas Heartland. Floridas colleges remain the primary point of access t o higher education in Florida,with 66 percent of the states high school graduates pursuing postsecondary education beginning at aF lorida college,and 82 percent of freshman and sophomore minority students in public higher education attending one of Floridas 28c olleges. Each year,approximately 80 percent of the college-bound high schoolg raduates from the five high schools in Highlands, DeSoto and Hardee countiese nroll at SFSC during the year after graduating from h igh school. For detailed information about the EMSI study,seeF lorida College System Economic Impact. To learn m ore about the Florida College System,visit http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page B11 E.O. 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The class will be held on W ednesday at South Florida S tate College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T24 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be pres ented by David Noel,certified business analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited,so call Noel at 784-7378 to reserve as eat in the seminar or for further information. Starting Your Business class set Special to the News-SunA VON PARK Ben Hill Griffin III,chairman of the b oard and C.E.O. of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.,announced the selection of Emery Smith as v ice president of Citrus Marketing and Industry R elations. Griffin congratulated Smith on this promotion and c ommended him for his dedication and commitment to the company. Smith joined Ben Hill G riffin Inc. on May 16,1997. He was responsible for the environmental/safety/permits f or the company. He was promoted to director of Fruit Management and R egulations in August 2007. He resides in Avon Park w ith his wife,Tiffany and their twins,Rhett and Rhea. Smith promoted at Ben Hill Griffin Inc. BUSINESS SFSC positively impacts the local economy, study shows S mith Special to the News-SunS EBRING Signature Salon Suites has recently opened a second location at 1548 Lakeview Drive,in the Towne Square ShoppingC enter at the high traffic corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard. The Towne Square Shopping Center is one oft he most recognizable and historic shopping centers in Sebring and we are excited to be a part of the revitalization of this centersaid Glenn Moree,business development and marketing manager for Signature Salon Suites Inc. Its exciting to be a part of the Downtown Sebring business community. Our Sun N Lake location filled up so quickly we couldnt wait to get the second location open. Tenants at the Downtown S ebring location includes Nailz by Gloria Too, Beacon Ministries Outreach Salon Services,and Sara Giller Organics. We have room for more talented professionals. Suites are currently available for hair stylists,barbers,a massage therapista nd a facial specialist. We provide a comfortable,safe environment for beauty professionals to operate their own business. Its a unique concept that promotes small business growth,Moree said. For more information on licensing a suite call 4462878. For information on services offered at both locations of Signature Salon Suites visit the website at signaturesalonsuites.com. Signature Salon Suites opens second county location FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to step down
C M Y K NEW YORK (AP) PepsiCo Inc. issued a statement Friday saying it doesnt see the need for any major acquisitions after a newspaper report suggested activist investor Nelson Peltz could push the snack-and-soda giant to merge with Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International. The Telegraph of London cited unnamed sources saying Peltz has been building stakes in both companies in recent weeks. In a short statement,the Purchase,N.Y.-based company said that it doesnt comment on market rumor or speculation. As weve said before,we are making strong progress in our strategy to deliver longterm growth and create shareholder value,the company said. In addition to its soda business,PepsiCo owns FritoLay snacks,Gatorade and Quaker Oats. Mondelez International Inc.,which split from Kraft Foods Group Inc. last year, also said it was satisfied with its portfolio as it stands. A representative for Peltzs Trian Fund Management declined to comment. PepsiCo has long been the subject of rumors that it would spin off its underperforming beverage business. S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Theres a new look for the New Beginnings Boutique Thrift Shop. T his newly renovated store i s inviting to those hoping to f ind treasures and bargains galore. Merchandise includes wide selections of shoes and clothing for men,women, t eens,children and babies. There are toys,tools,kitchen items,glassware,dishes, small appliances,books,hol-i day dcor and furniture. A s one walks through the boutique,one will find inventory arranged for easy and fun shopping. If one returns in a week, o ne will find new treasures or that much needed tool that wasnt there last shopping trip. Every day there are special price reductions. One will also see an area in the shop dedicated to those enduring economic hardship. This section of the boutique contains items of clothing that can be purchased as cheaply as 10 items for $1. After expenses are covered,revenue support goes to another step in helping the community? New Beginnings Store is just that,a new beginning for a special home called Potters House for women and children in distress. Potters House has provided n ew beginnings for its resid ents for the past 33 years. Potters House has housed more than 3,000 women and children ranging in age from2 days to 91 years. H ow does the Potters House rebuild lives? It provides a safe,accepti ng environment in which residents are encouraged tor evisit God and to rebuild their lives. In order to provide women and children with the best tools needed to rebuild theirl ives,New Beginnings has several goals to achieve for the Potters House:to renovate an unused office building to provide separate living space for mothers and their children; to upgrade the existing school for children; to improve the existing food bank so that it better serves the residents and those in the community in need; and New Beginnings would like to offer,through the Potters House,classes in basic life skills,parenting,and cooking. Through the years,the Lake Placid community has generously supported New BeginningsPotters House with money,materials,time, and skilled labor. Recently,Suzannes Boutique and Estate Sales generously donated to New Beginnings Thrift Store. The residents of New Potters House asks for their continued donations to Potters House so it can better serve this communitys distressed women and children,thereby strengthening the whole Lake Placid community. Items needed now are donations of beds,furniture, and linens. Donations may be dropped off. For further information, contact Evelyn Cresse at 465-4999. Page B12News-SunSunday, March 24, 2013www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 6 6 1 1 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 3/24/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 9 9 4 4 Courtesy photo Tony Rey, manager of New Beginnings Thrift Shop, helps a customer. New look for New Beginnings Thrift Shop BUSINESS Im a big believer in havingt he appropriate amount of insurance,especially when it comes to your health andp ersonal liability. But if money is tight and youw ant to get the most bang for your buck,therea re a few types of insurance you can p robably do without or that may duplicate coverage you already have else-w here: Extended warranties. W hen you buy a car,appliance or electronic device, the salesclerk usually will try to sell you an extended warranty. These policieso ften duplicate coverage already provided in the m anufacturers warranty. Plus,many credit cards provide an additional war-r anty on items purchased with the card. Smartphone insurance. After shelling out big bucks for a smartphone, y ou might be tempted to buy replacement insurance. Just be aware that youll probably pay a hefty deductible and likelyr eceive a refurbished phone,possibly not even the same model. My advice:Keep your old phone to reactivate in casey ou drop or lose the new one. Flight accident insurance. The risk of dying in ap lane crash is miniscule and already covered by regular life insurance. Also check your credit card cardholder agreement,s ince many cover such accidents for tickets purchased with their card. Child life insurance. Life insurance is intendedt o provide economic protection for a persons dependents,so unless your children are movie stars supporting you,this coverage is probably unnecessary.You can better protect their future by stowing those monthly premiums in an emergency savings account or buying additional term life insurance for yourself. Pet insurance. With veterinary treatments now rivaling human medicine (organ transplants, chemotherapy,etc.),you could easily spend a small fortune keeping Fido alive. Before buying pet insurance,however,compare plan features carefully and weigh the expense youd pay out over your pets lifetime. For example,monthly p remiums increase with your pets age,deductibles and copayments are typically high-e r than for human coverage and there are usually predet ermined per-year and per-condition caps. Plus,preex-i sting and hereditary conditions u sually are not covered. Rental car insurance. In most cases,the optionali nsurance offered by car rental agencies duplicates e xisting coverage you already have. However, before automatically rejecting agency coverage,ask your insurance companya nd credit card issuer whether you are fully cove red for rental cars. A few considerations: Coverage through your a uto policy often expires after 30 days or less of r enting the car. Sports cars,luxury models,SUVs and trucks a re often excluded. Travel outside service areas typically is forbidden especially across foreign borders or in rough terrain. If you dont carry comprehensive and collision coverage on your own car, your insurance may not cover a rental. Also,askw hether such coverage is limited to your own cars v alue,since most rentals are new. Ask what happens if you violate rental agreement terms (e.g.,driving recklessly or allowing unauthorized drivers). Specified disease insurance. Some people take out supplemental health and life insurance against specific conditionss uch as cancer,heart disease or stroke. Before buying,make sure you have adequate major medical insurance,which already covers such conditions. And carefully review the policy for restrictions. For example,many cancer insurance policies wont pay for outpatient care or cover skin cancer,and impose fixed-dollar limits on specific procedures. When it comes to your budget and your familys security it pays to know which insurance is essential and which you can probably skip. For more from Jason Alderman, visit www.practicalmoneyskills.com Insurance you can probably do without Special to the News-SunSEBRING Heartland Association of Realtorsa nnounces the appointment of Sheila Richards as association executive. Sheilas experience as a licensed agent and in associa-t ion management is well suited to lead Heartlands members into the future as wec ontinue to enhance membership services moving forward in the ever changing reale state industrysaid Ann Pollard,Heartland A ssociation 2013 president. Richards obtained her Florida Real Estate SalesA ssociate license in 2005 and maintains a current license. S he was a sales associate first with Coldwell Banker Highlands Properties and then with MC 2000 Realty.She was awarded Rookie of the Year for the Lake Placid board in 2006 and the Board MemberA chiever in 2007. In 2008,she accepted the position of interim executive for the Lake Placid Board of Realtors and became theira ssociation executive in 2009. The Lake Placid board merged with the HeartlandA ssociation in 2011. After the consolidation,Richards managed Heartlands LakeP lacid branch office and was the director of education until h er appointment as association executive this month. The Heartland Association o f Realtors,originally known as the Sebring Board of R ealtors,was chartered by the National Association of Realtors on November 8, 1955,when Henry G. Bailey was president of the Board. The five charter members were Henry Bailey,Grayce McCoy,Virginia Rebman,H enry Norris and Jeannie Perminger. The Heartland Association of Realtors forms a 3-way membership for its members with two par-e nt groups,the National Association of Realtors in Chicago,and the FloridaA ssociation of Realtors in Orlando. The purpose of the H eartland Association of Realtors is to serve all segm ents of its membership by providing programs,products and services to enhance them embers freedom and ability to conduct their individual b usinesses successfully,with integrity and competency, and through collective action to promote the extension and preservation of the right to own,transfer and use real property. T he association was established to exert a beneficial influence upon the real estatep rofession,to promote and maintain high standards of conduct as set forth in theR ealtors Code of Ethics,to provide a unified medium for t he profession,to further the interest of home and other real property ownership,asw ell as to provide a multitude of services to the memb ership. Many programs and activities result from the hard work and dedication of staff, committee members and association leadership. Richards to lead Heartland Association of Realtors as executive Richards Personal Finance J ason Alderman PepsiCo says it doesnt need to make a big acquisition despite contrary report
C M Y K Dear Abby: My best friend of more than 12 years the pastor of a large c hurch was sent to prison several months ago for soliciting sex with two minor children. While I despise what he did,I have enough intimate knowledge to know this was a one-time thing. Hes a sex addict and,while this does not forgive the act, it was just an escalation of his addiction. I have decided to forgive him and be supportive. I send him a small amount of money each week and provide emotional support. My problem is,I knew about his addiction for 11 of the 12 years we have known each other. I feel I could have prevented all this from happening if I had told others, intervened and helped him get treatment. How do I apologize to all of those who loved and supported him,not knowing he wasnt celibate? The Guilty Enabler Dear Enabler: Excuse m e? Justan escalation of the mans sex addiction? The mans lack of character is appalling. That you would turn a blind eye to what he was doing indicates that you have issues of your own that need resolving. Forget about apologizing. You cant make this better. Whats done is done. Dear Abby: My boyfriend was raised in a family that didnt celebrate holidays, including birthdays. They converted to that religion when he was 10,and while he no longer identifies with that religion,he still doesnt recognize any celebrations. I was raised with all the traditions surrounding the holidays and the family time that comes with it. I feel they are very important. I have tried explaining this to him,but his attitude toward holidays borders on hatred. He recently told me he wants me to stop including him in activities or conversations related to holidays and birthdays,and Im not sure what to do. He finds the same activities acceptable as long as they dont happen around a holiday and are not associated with one. Would it be unfair to ask him to compromise and share certain traditions with me,in light of the fact that he has no family traditions to bring to the table? No Happy Birthdays Dear No Happy B irthdays: You could ask him to compromise,but it would be unrealistic to expect that someone with his ingrained attitude will do so. A fish and a bird may love each other,but it doesnt mean they can happily cohabit. If you want a happy relationship,find someone whose traditions more closely resemble your own. Dear Abby: Im an almost 18-year-old girl. I hoped that by now I would be over my fear of the dark,but Im not. I cant sleep without the TV, go outside after dark or walk through my house at night without being terrified. I always feel as if there is somethingthere,no matter how many times I shine a light to check. Im pretty sure this is irrational,but I dont know what to do. Scaredy-Cat in Florida Dear Scaredy-Cat: When s omeone has an irrational fear,the thing to do is to consult a licensed psychotherapist and discuss it. There are counselors who specialize in phobias,and your physician may be able to refer you to one. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 24, 2013Page B13 F AIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 1 1 5 5 8 8 DIVERSIONS IFEV ERI WO ULDLE AVEYO UB y M. BLAKE & M. 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Clearly,he would have spared the family the grief they were now experienc-i ng had that been the best choice.His heart ached for t heir sorrow.But,with Jesus,even in tears of sorrow there is hope.For int his particular situation,he was not only going to r edeem their loss; but open the eyes of many who had not yet believed that he was indeed the Messiah. Soon after raising L azarus from the dead,the time comes for Jesustriu mphal entry into Jerusalem.Multitudes greet him shouting, Hosanna!Blessed is He who comes in the name of t he Lord!The King of Israel.(John 12:13b) And,indeed,he was t hat.But,their timing is off and their understanding of why he came is still o bscured by wanting their physical reality c hanged.So even in the waving of palm branches and their adulation and enthusiasm,they are missing the greater reality:theiro wn hearts becoming his throne. When Jesus arrived in the city of Jerusalem,he went straight to the temple of God and drove out the money changers,overturn-i ng their tables and scattering the animals.They had turned his house of prayer into a den of thieves (Matthew 21:12).In so doing,he revealed their money-hun-g ry hearts. And yet,the blind and the lame responded to the compassion beating in his heart and He healed them.(vs.1 4b) At this point,Jesus cont inues to challenge the religious elite; but by the time we reach Matthew 23:37,i t is evident that even in his challenges he is courting I srael,wooing her,desiring that she come to true faith and belief in him as their long-awaited Messiah.And once again we sense hist ears. O Jerusalem,Jerusalem, t he one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her!Howo ften I wanted to gather your children together,as a h en gathers her chicks under her wings,but you were not willing! I hear his grief,pain and sorrow,dont you?How much more could he have d one to prove that he fulfilled their Scriptures?But, y et,even in this heartfelt declaration of despair,hope is not far off. For there is more he will do.More tears are toc ome.But eternal hope will spring from the unseen reality that for a time will still be blurred by those tears. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a N ews-Sun correspondent. Tears of sorrow and hope Pause And C onsider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,a mountain of responsibility has put pressure on you. Although you cannot shy away from what has to be done,you can put a smile on your face when tackling your tasks. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,something special will take place in the next few days and you will be on hand to experience all of it. Magical moments are to be made with a romantic partner. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,you may want to think before you speak when a friend asks for advice. The truth might hurt,so it could be wise to keep quiet for the time being. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,a stroke of inspiration leads you on a creative journey.Things will calm down toward the end of the week when you have to focus on more tangible things. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, someone you know wants to step things up to another level,but you may not be ready to take that kind of plunge. Talk over your feelings in a kind way. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, family has been on your mind lately, and you may feel its best to spend the majority of your free time at home rather than out. Make good use of your time. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,a chance encounter has you rethinking what you want to accomplish in the next few weeks. You are secondguessing all of your plans because of this surprise. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) A decision you made could have longterm effects,Scorpio. Youll probably find that you have to do some damage control this week to get things back on track. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,all indications point to a monumental change in your life. Wait to see what occurs and put big decisions or vacations on hold. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,it can be tempting to toss away your responsibilities and simply have fun. But then you will be so backed up it could take quite a while to dig out from under your to-do list. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,just when you need a bit of sunshine,a satisfying piece of good news arrives. Your spouse or partner plays a significant role in this positive development. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,a tangled web is forming around you,but with quick wit you will manage to steer clear of the melee.Famous birthdaysMarch 24,Jim Parsons,Actor (40 March 25,Aretha Franklin,Singer (71Amy Smart,Actress (37Pauley Perrette, Actress (44Lady Gaga, Singer (27John Popper, Singer (46Robbie Coltrane,Actor (63 Good news headed your way this week, Aquarius Horoscope Friend stayed silent about pastors sex addiction Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K LIVING B14 PAGE News-Sun Sunday, March 24, 2013 BYJA MIEGU MBRECHTMcClatchy NewspapersWith a little luck and a gentle breeze and a few tips from experts you m ay never know a plummeting kite again. We asked Byron Bell and Jessica Mayes,a kite-flying couple and members of KICK Kite Flyers in Central Kentucky to share how to choose the best kite for you. But there are a few essentials to consider before you get started: In some areas,spring and fall are best seasons for kites. But if youre going to the beach,youll likely be able to fly a kite any time of the year. If the wind is slower than 5 mph,youre probably wasting your time. If it gets over 20 mph,expect a broken kite. The ideal wind speed is from 5 mph to 12 mph. A kite can cost as little as $50 and as much as $1,000. Find the right kite for your skill level and interest. And try shopping online or ordering with a club for wholesale prices.SAFETY TIPSDontfly a kite around power lines or in a thunderstorm. Everything your mother told you is true. Dontfly a kite anywhere near traffic. It was cool to see your kite a few hundred feet in the air,until it came down and landed on a cars windshield. Dontrun with the kite. Seems innocent,but if youre running and watching your big beautiful kite,you wont notice the tree/telephone pole/small child/picnic table in front of you. Dontfly a kite within 5 miles of an airport or 500 feet above the earths surface. The feds and pilots dont find it cute or impressive. Dontlet the wind unravel the line in your hands. Ouch. Thatll burn later. Dontfly kites near trees,and never climb to get one back. Charlie Brown had a kite-eating tree,not a kitespitting tree or a kite-growing tree.Its the perfect time to learn kite-flying basicsTYPES OF KITESH ere are some basic types of kites,along with examples from the catalog of Premier Kites,a major online source for kites based in Hyattsville,Md. (w ww.premierkites.com).DiamondsThese classically shaped kites are old favorites for a reason:There easy to find or build on your own. Most need a tail to be good fliers.Who should use it:Anybody,especially kids and inexperienced fliers.When to use it:Winds 7-20 mph (when leaves and twigs are constantly moving up to when small trees will sway).W hat the fliers say: The tail on the kite gives it some stability,Mayes says. It h elps aerodynamically to get some lift.RokkakusRokkakus are six-sided Japanese kites that are taller than they are wide. There sometimes used in battles where the fliers try to ground each otherskites while there in the air. (These fights are popular in several Asian countries,although people there often use small,diamond kites with glass-coated line for cutting.)Who should use it:O nly fliers with practice fighter kites can be tough to handle.W hen to use it:Winds 4-18 mph.What the fliers say:I dont think anybodys going to have rokkaku battlesat kite festivals,Bell says. Box kitesBox kites are part of a branch called cellular kites. They can be big,like the one above,and complex looking,but a lightweight one is easy to fly.Who should use it:Anybody tired of the old diamonds and deltas.When to use it:Winds 7-20 mph (when leaves and twigs are constantly moving up to when small trees will sway).W hat the fliers say:More complicated to build but very easy to fly,Bell says. I used to make them from dowel rods and model airplane paper. Alexander Graham Bell made some huge cellular kites also.DeltasThis kite doesnt have the iconic diamond shape,but its popular for being easy to fly,especially in low-wind situations.Who should use it:Anybody,especially kids and inexperienced fliers.When to use it:Winds 5-18 mph (from when you can feel wind on exposed skin up to when small trees will sway).What the fliers say:s more like a miniature hang glider,Bell says.Sport kitesSport kites are steerable and often used for stunts. (Think synchronized swimming without the water.) They use two or more lines,instead of the single line found on many other kites.Who should use it:Anybody can figure them out,but dont expect to be a daredevil on your first fly.When to use it:Winds 4-20 mph.What the fliers say:With dual lines,you can steer those left and right, Mayes says. The more lines,the more control and the more difficult to fly.Soft kitesSoft kites inflate like a large balloon and require a lot of wind and strength to manage. They come in shapes such as fish or puppies or giant blue or orange lobsters.Who should use it:Strong fliers with a sense of humor and patience youll have to wait for wind and answer to excited crowds.When to use it:Winds 9-22 mph.What the fliers say:The kite club has a 21-foot inflatable lobster,but you have to get a pretty good wind to get it going,Mayes says. KITE PHOTOS COURTESY OF PREMIER KITES MCT MCT HORNBEAM SLED KITEFor your first plunge into kite making,the sledis hard to beat. Its the ultimate in simplicity two sticks and a plastic bag and its a great kite for kids. The Hornbeam design,featuring a crescent-shaped cutout at the leading edge,eases the sleds tendency to collapse in side winds. These directions a re for a 24-inch kite,but the design easily can be scaled up to larger dimensions. However,sled kites develop lots of pull as they grow in size. Sleds like steady,light winds. Kitchen garbage bags make nice sled kites,as do plastic lawn bags. You can decorate them with markers or colorful stickers. Plastic shopping bags also work well,and they often come already decorated.