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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-31-2013
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comA VON PARK One gets the feeling Pern Hunter was a bit of a rascal when he was young. Asked the secret of living to celebrate his 106th birthday he said,Good-look-i ng women. On the other hand,he was married to one woman for 74 years. They met when he worked on the street where she lived. He whistled at her whenever she walked by and it just kind of developed,Hunter said,adding they neverh ad children. I was too ornery to have kids. H is wife is buried in a nearby mausoleum. Hunter says he looks forward to lying beside her again. In the meantime,he s pends time sitting in his wheel chair,basking in the sun. Surrounded by people at the Royal Care assisted living center,he is alert and enjoysr eminiscing. Although his sight is fading,when he smiles,his eyes twinkle. Born in 1907,Hunter grew up in Missouri. His first clear memory is delivering newspapers during Word War I while in elementary school. He worked after classes and on the weekends,saving $500 in three or four years. He put all his money in the bank and learned an early lesson. The bank went broke and I lost all my money,he said. His parents relocated the family to Vancouver,Wash., where Hunter worked at a variety of occupations from a job in a shipyard to making work boots. Economic times were rough; jobs were hard to come by and keep. What he wanted to do most,Hunter said,was to work on trains. He applied for a job,making the waiting list. It took almost two years,but he got a job as a helper for the railroad. He made 26 cents an hour. A year later,proSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 39 | 75 cents H ighLow 84 60C omplete Forecast PAGE A14 Partly sunny, pretty comfy F orecast Question: Do you think the County Commission has handled the Swamp Hammock issue correctly? This weeks question: Would you vote for Charlie Crist if he ran for governor again? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Arlene Dorman Age 99, of Sebring Elizabeth Norman Age 88, of Sebring Obituaries, Page A5 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 25.5% No 74.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 47 BusinessA8 ClassifiedsA10 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB12 Dear AbbyB12 Editorial & OpinionA4 HorosopeB13 Lottery NumbersA2 Movie TimesB2 Pause & ConsiderB13 Senior LivingB6 Sports On TVB2 Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun andA special dayM emories made at S pecial STARS tourney SPORTS, B1Fox News star to visitS tephen Crowder to speak a t SFSCon April 9 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 5 207 years of living By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Leaor Dennard is a well-known woman in her neighborhood in Avon Park. Many youngsters who arent even related to her have taken her as their honorary grandmother over the years,and the years are many. Dennard celebrated her 101st birthday on March 22. She was born and raised in Brady County,Ga. We moved to Avon Park 44 years ago,said Dennards daughter Daisy,66. My father came here way back then and he liked it then he came back and got all of us. Dennard gave birth to four daughters; Daisy is the only living child. Dennards husband died 15 years ago,around the same time Dennard was declared legally blind. Though her eyesight is poor, Daisy stated that her mother is in all-around good health for someone of her age. She is blind but everything else is pretty good. She has a very good appetite. She loves to eat. As soon as I walk in the door everyday she is yelling at me that shes hungry,Daisy said with a laugh. Working as a housekeeper at Dennard, 101, honorary grandmother to many Hunters secret to making it to 106? Goodlooking women N e w s S u n b y C H R I S T O P H E R T U F F L E Y P e r n H u n t e r c e l e b r a t e d h i s 1 0 6 t h b i r t h d a y F r i d a y T e d d y R o o s e v e l t w a s p r e s i d e n t t h e y e a r h e w a s b o r n O k l a h o m a b e c a m e t h e 4 6 t h s t a t e By SAMANTHA GHOLARsgholar@ne wssun.comAVON PARK Interviews and tours havebeen scheduled for the fourcandidates for the position o fPresident of South FloridaState Colleg e. After the field was nar-row ed to the four most quali-fied individuals,the SFSCBoard of Trustees beganworking on the next step,which is to introduce the can-d idates to the local communi-ty.Dr. Marie Gnage,presidentof the University of WestVirginia at Parkersburg,andh usband David will visi tSFSC on April 3 and 4; Dr.John Holdnak,executive vicechancellor of the FloridaCollege System,and wifeTerry will visit SFSC onApril 8 and 9; Dr. Paul Nagy,special assistant to the presi-dent,strategic planning andanalysis at HillsboroughCommunity College inTampa,and wife Rebeccawill visit SFSC on April 10and 11; and Dr. ThomasLeitzel,president of theTechnical College of theLowcountry in SouthCarolina,and wife Nancy SFSC hopefuls to visit campus Four finalists for presidency to take tours C o u r t e s y p h o t o 1 0 1 y e a r o l d L e a o r D e n n a r d c e l e b r a t e s a n o t h e r y e a r o f l i f e w i t h f a m i l y a n d f r i e n d s r e c e n t l y D e n n a r d w a s b o r n M a r c h 2 2 1 9 1 2 a n d h a s o v e r 5 0 g r a n d c h i l d r e n a n d g r e a t g r a n d c h i l d r e n I wastoo ornery to have kidsPERNHUNTERage 106 Courtesy photo Dr. Norm Stephens is retiring in June after 10 years on the job. See HUNTER,A7 See DENNARD,A7 See SFSC,A3 News-Sun staffInvestigators have identified the three people they say shot out win-d ows at more than 70 locations around the county over the weekend. W hat motivated two men and a boy to drive the length of Highlands County and shoot out windows atm ore than 70 locations last weekend is still not clear,but investigators say t hey have the three people responsib le for the vandalism in custody. Michael W. Brown,46,of 3216 B axter Ave.,in Sebring; 18-year-old Cody S. Dayfert,of Zolfo Springs; and a 13-year-old Sebring boy,whosen ame is being withheld by the NewsSun because of his age,were arrested T hursday afternoon and charged with m ultiple counts of shooting into a building,grand theft of fire exting uishers and felony criminal mischief. Additional charges many of them felonies are expected to bef iled. First of all,I have to thank the S ebring Police Department,the Highlands County Sheriffs Office a nd the Lake Placid Police department for doing such a quick and exceptional job,said Lora Todd,w hose Dogtown USA location in d owntown Sebring was one of the businesses hit. And another thank you to the Sebring CRA for really helping us Window shooting suspects jailed Suspects ages are 46, 18 and 13 S ee THREE,A3NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com

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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING It isnt often students get to meet an honest-to-goodness NASA astro-n aut. Joseph Acaba flew on the STS-119 Discovery miss ion and in a Soyuz TMA04M spacecraft to the International Space Stationw here he served as a flight engineer from May 15 to S ept. 17,2012. In total,Acaba spent 138 gravity-free days circling the E arth. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in California,Acaba studied geology in college, earning a master of scienced egree. After working as a hydrologist and middle school science teacher,he was accepted into NASAs astronaut training program in2 004 Close to 1,000 middle and h igh school students met and talked with Acaba when hev isited each high school Thursday. The most asked question was how astronauts go to the bathroom,but students wante d to know a lot more. What do astronauts eat? D ehydrated food in packets, to which water is added. It sounds terrible,Acaba said, b ut was not that bad. What was the difference between the American shuttle and the Russian Soyuz? The shuttles landed andr olled down a runway.The Soyuz is a capsule,it just comes down landing on the ground. Landing was like falling off a 10-story build-i ng,Acaba said. He showed a film of life a board the space station. The students learned there are nos howers. A rinseless special soap is used instead. They learned that astronauts have to exercise everyday in space,running a treadmill a nd lifting weights,and that they return to Earth a fract ion of seconds younger than when they left. Acaba taught the students t hat just because an object is weightless without gravity,it still has substance,or mass. For example he said,a space suit on Earth weighs3 00 pounds. In space it is light,easy to pick up and throw. If it hits another individual,however,the mass of the suit knocks them over. A stronauts are the NASA employees one sees the m ost,Acaba said. But dont forget there are many otherg reat jobs at NASA. Youve got to do math and science. Acaba loves being a NASA astronaut. He told the s tudents,Im not a real s mart guy,but I went for it. You have to like what you do. H e told students,d love to go to Mars. Thats a trip d like to take. The reality is it will be your generation that gets to go. The kids loved him,said D ebbie Wood,a teacher on special assignment who arranged the visit. It began as a special program for our migrant students,and then itg rew. We hope to excite interest in science,technology,engineering and math. Speaking of technology, astronauts use a device similar to a camp toilet when they go to the bathroom. A vacuum system takes the place of gravity. Page A2News-SunSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lotter social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery general; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 6 6 March 27 192425262844x:2Next jackpot $16 millionMarch 23 61113243553x:5 March 16 1624273353x:5 March 29 1026242936 March 28 1561234 March 27 210192021 March 26 414223233 March 29 (n 9937 March 29 (d 2579 March 28 (n 0643 March 28 (d 0888 March 29 (n 024 March 29 (d 656 March 28 (n 635 March 28 (d 423 March 29 1230394410 March 26 113143614 March 22 4713382 March 19 121223420 March 27 737434852 PB: 16Next jackpot $50 millionMarch 23 1729315253 PB: 31 March 20 1314174354 PB: 15 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center If you want to go to Mars, pay attention in math class Special outing for the Traumatic Brain Injury GroupS EBRING New Beginnings,a support group for people dealing with traumatic brain injury, will be going on a specialo uting. Arrangements have been made for the group to ride the tram at the Highlands Hammock State Park on the regular meet-i ng day,at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.All those in the group,their family members and friends are invited to go. E veryone is to meet at the Rangers Station at 10:30 a.m. or carpool fromH ALLO at 10 a.m. A count of attendees is needed so RSVP to HALLO at 385-1 196 or reply to halloinc@embarqmail.com. A fter the tour,members and guests will eat together,so bring a brown bagp icnic lunch to enjoy.Any lawn games are welcome. T his will be the last of the season meetings. The group will resume again in October. The Traumatic Brain I njury Group is sponsored by Handicapped Americans L ove of Life Organization. For information call 3851196,emailh alloinc@embarqmail.com or write to HALLO,P.O. B ox 7082,Sebring,FL 33872.Drug Free Highlands hosts town forumLAKE PLACID G reater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center. Drug Free H ighlands will host a tow n hall forum presentation. T he event is also sponsore d by Drug Free Highlands. Menu selection is country steak meal and full salad bar. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP the chambe r at lpfla.com or 465-4331 on or before Friday. It is important to make reservations in order toh ave appropriate seating and ample food for guests If unable to make the luncheon after reserving a spot,call the chamber at 465-4331 no later than Friday. Luncheon is open to members only.Balance course offers WednesdaysSEBRING Behavioral H ealth Peer Support Group w ill host a course on Balance from 1-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday.Its a peer to peer support group I t will take place at the Good Shepherd Hospice, 3003 Herring Ave. (across from Comcast Cable). Ca ll 873-3567 to leave a message,e-mail balanceheart-l and@yahoo.com or visit t he website at balanceheartland.weekly.com. Facilitators are needed f or other peer groups. Training will be provided free of charge.F ounders Garden Club sponsors Yard TourAVON PARK The Avon Park FoundersG arden Club will sponsor a CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Courtesy photo Astronaut Joseph Acaba answers questions from students Thursday. Id love to go to Mars. Thats a trip Id like to take. The reality is it will be your generation that gets to go.JOSEPHACABA a stronaut, talking to local students Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Sheriff's Office is continuing to assist the United States Coast Guard with the ongoing investigation of a suspicious disappearance. The Coast Guard and the New Smyrna Beach Police Department are looking for anyone who might have seen or been in contact with Enrique Bernardo Hernandez from Feb. 6 to March 4. As previously reported,on Feb. 6 Hernandez was reported to have taken his vehicle, boat and trailer from his Apopka home during the early morning hours and travelled to a boat ramp in New Smyrna Beach. Hernandez was reported missing by his family later that day.An exhaustive sea and air search was conducted by the United States Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies. While his trailer and vehicle were at the boat ramp,neither Hernandez nor his boat was located. On March 4,Hernandez contacted his family and told them he was at Walmart at 1041 U.S. 27 North in Avon Park. According to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office,Avon Park resident and family member Mayrelis HCSO still helping CG to find answers Hernandez Courtesy photo The College Republicans of South Florida State College has scheduled Fox News favorite Stephen Crowder for a speaking engagement at SFSC on April 9 By BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING A group of young Republicans is starting their fledgling organization with a bang by bringing a media star to Highlands County. The College Republicans of South Florida State College has scheduled Fox News favorite Stephen Crowder for a speaking engagement at SFSC on April 9. e are really excited about this,said CRSFRC President Josh Fuentes. He said he is going to speak on political correctness. The student Republicans have done only a small amount of advertising for the speech,mostly through the Internet on Eventbrite and the groups Facebook page. However,organizers say interest in Crowders appearance is picking up rapidly. e are planning to host Stephens performance in the University Center but if there is sufficient interest we may move it to a larger venue.said CRSFSC Vice President Kendra Hobbs n an effort to determine the level of attendance,the group has established ticket locations throughout Highlands County. The free tickets are available at the Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park and at both the Greater Fox News star to address young Republicans at SFSC Continued on A5 See MISSING,A7 See CROWDER,A3

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C M Y K HALLANDALE BEACH (APThe death of Dontrell Melvin whose tiny bones were found buried in the backyard of a Hallandale Beach home in January after the boy had not been seen for 18 months was ruled a homicide by the Broward Medical Examiners office, according to Hallandale Beach Police. The report went on to say that cause of death was violence of undermined means. With the babys death now ruled a homicide,the parents could face more serious charges. Britney Sierra,21, and Calvin Melvin,27,are both currently in jail. She faces neglect charges and he faces charges of giving police false information. On March 8,the University of North Texas lab confirmed through DNA that the remains are approximately 31.2 trillion times more likelyto be the biological child of Sierra and Melvin than any other individuals. The parents,who were arrested in January,have told different stories as to how the boy disappeared. On Jan. 9,police officers learned that baby Dontrell was missing after a Department of Children & Families investigator visited the home the couple shares with Sierras mother Renee Menendez. The agency had received a call that Sierra doing drugs in front of the children. The agency had been called several times about Sierra and her mother who has four younger children. But no one notice Dontrell had been missing since July 2011. On Jan. 11,both parents were questioned by police. Earlier this month,the Broward state attornes office released documents that included statements from both Sierra and Melvin. Sierra told investigators that if the baby died then Melvin did it.When she was asked how he would have killed the child,she replied Melvin would have used the blue pillow in his stroller to suffocate him. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Council members will revisit a few t abled items Tuesday evening,including a discussion on the reconstruction and replacement of sidewalks in the WoodlawnS ubdivision. Building and zoning code officer Lee Tolar presented the proposal to fix some cracked and damaged side-w alks within the area in February. Council members a greed to table the item in order to take some time tol ook at the proposed areas. The council discussed the idea of leaving some streets without sidewalks rather than putting in new ones to cutd own on the costs of the replacement and refurbishment of existing,damaged sidewalks. T olar was given the go ahead to replace damaged areas,but the Council will d iscuss what to do about the costs of the rest of the project. Tolar has spoken with a representative from the Public Risk Managemento ffice to verify what can and can not be done about the missing and partial sidewalk areas. The council members will a lso revisit the sign ordinance. Council members r equested City Attorney Bob Swaine to amend the cityss ign code to accommodate Bountiful Blessings Church of God. The church is seeking a larger sign,comparable to the neighboring churchs igns in the area,to be placed in front of their building. The amendment could allow for free-standing lighte d ID signs of not more than 32 square feet at places of assembly (with persons 25 o r more). City Administrator will Scott Noethlich is also requesting an executive session to discuss collectiveb argaining issues. City officials and the firefighters union will meet to hash out the issues between the two entities following the specialm agistrates recommendations,which were received l ast week. Council meeting will be h eld at City Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on U.S. 27 and the Greater Lake Placid Chamber ofC ommerce. The tickets are free, F uentes reiterated. We are using them to figure out how many people we are going toh ave. In addition to Crowders a ddress,there will be a reception before the show where people will have a c hance to meet Fox News youngest contributor and to learn more about the new SFSC Republican organization. B efore being brought in at Fox News,Crowder had done voicework in childrens cartoons (most notably voicing the character of TheB rainon the hit series Arthur) as well as acting in b oth television and film. Crowder achieved expos ure for his political punditry in satirical videos posted at M ichelle Malkins Pajamas Media,and at Andrew Breitbarts Big Hollywood. Fuentes said he hoped Crowders speaking engage-m ent would bring some light to the student organization a nd embolden younger conservatives to attend a meeting. T hey gather at 2:30 each Thursday afternoon at B uilding B on the SFSC campus. Because membership in the CRSFSC is limited to students currently taking classesa t the college,Fuentes said the numbers on the active roll h ave been changing on a semester to semester basis. Students who have been parto f the group still can help at the event. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 2013Page A3 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp care rhr top only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 7 9 9 6 6 6 6 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 7 7 7 7 3 3 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 3/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 7 7 7 7 4 4 Courtesy photo The third-grade teachers at Woodlawn Elementary School work with students on eliminating frequently used words in writing such as good, fun, sad, happy, and mad substituting them with words like outstanding, exhilarating, exciting, upset, exuberant, and furious.The teachers call the targeted words being eliminated from writing dead words.The third-grade team wanted to make this an exciting event for their students so they staged a grade level funeral for the words.Students, teachers and administrators spoke about the dead words and shared the words that would be replacing them. Students are being challenged to continue to replace those old dead words with the new words in their writing. (Sebring business owners) g etting the windows fixed. A silver minivan was identified as the suspect vehicle on Tuesday,according to a press release fromt he HCSO,and other clues pointed to three people being involved. That evening,the release said,Deputy Jason Mulliganp ulled over a van that matched the description and found that the occupants inside matched the description of the suspects. The three were questioned b y investigators,and those interviews led to the arrests. This was a great job of collaborating together to come to the successful con-c lusion of these cases, Sebring Police Commander Steve Carr said. Good old fashioned police work,ase videnced by the dedication of the investigators i nvolved,drew this situation to a quick conclusion. Everyone did an excellentj ob. Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler added,I pers onally am very proud of the investigators involved from all agencies. Some very good investigative work was e xhibited in this effort. Being awakened at four in the morning was bad,but getting to the store and seeing the broken window came as a shock,Todd said. Then I heard the damage w as so widespread. It makes you wonder why anyone would do this. But,nothing surprises me any more. re trying to get back to normal. One wonderful thing is that a lot of new faces are stopping by in support. Its very refreshing a ctually. Continued from A1 Continued from A2 Three jailed for shooting out windows across county B rown Crowder to speak at SFSC April 9 B urying words that have been used to death Sebring Council to discuss sidewalks, signs Tuesday Autopsy: buried babys death ruled a homicide

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C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516editor@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com V ICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com A DVERTISING Page A4News-SunSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.com That rival would be Charlie Crist,former governor. He hasnt announced he wants his old job back but he has raised his profile,hitting the lecture circuit andt urning up on TV news shows. Sure looks like politicking. After governing as a Republican, Crist became an independent and then switched to the Democratic Party.That earned him the enmity of Republicanss tatewide,who denounced him as a turncoat and an unprincipled flip-flopper. W ve criticized him on this editorial page,too. But not everyone is a Republican. In a survey of 1,000 registered Florida voters conducted in mid-March by the Quinnipiac (Conn.versity Polling Institute,Crist won a hypothetical 2014r ace against Scott. Fifty percent of the respondents wanted Crist; only 34 percent wanted Scott. Heres the bombshell:Half of the respondents said Crists switch to the Democratic Party showed he is a practi-c al fellow. Considerably less,40 percent,had a problem with it. Those numbers,said Peter Brown, assistant director of the institute,indicate Republicans will have a tough job turning around Crists lead over Scott by r eminding voters of Crists evolution. Republicans will have a tough job anyway. Voters have never warmed up to Rick Scott. They elected him over Democrat Alex Sink,but the Quinnipiacp oll shows thed pick Sink today,45 percent to 34 percent. Its not that Scott hasnt tried. Hes done his share of flip-flopping,most recently changing positions onM edicaid expansion and teacher pay raises,in an obvious attempt to seem moderate.His reward? Fellow Republicans call him a RINO and legislators ignore his proposals. Poor Rick Scott. His weaknesses a rent turning into strengths. There just ... weaknesses. An editorial from the Northwest Florida D aily News. Scotts weaknesses remain just that ... weak Welcome to Gov. Rick Scotts re-election nightm are:He runs for a second term,and his chief rivals perceived weakness somehow becomes his chief rivals most surprising strength. TDC proposal will hinder growthE ditor: As a Highlands County resident since 2006,I have enjoyed our community and the variety of stimulating activities and events it provides. I am concerned that the new proposal the Tourist Development Council will soon present our county commissioners will hinder the growth of our blossoming talent and profitable art/culture industry. I express my opinion now,because I have followed the local papers and reports of the TDCs history of art/culture neglect. As a member of the Heartland Cultural Alliance,Ialso believe in the research done and HCAs advocacy of Art and Cultureas a TDC percentage funding category, among other recommendations (see http://heartlandculturalalliance.org/TDCordi nance.html ). The TDC is apparently pleasing portions of the countys community. It doest have to change anything thats working well just needs to improve on what has been neglected. Thanks to the citieschambers of commerce,sponsoring businesses and churches,HCA and its members,many museums,and entertainment centers such as Highlands Little Theater and South Florida State Colleges Performing Arts Center, Highlands County offers quality and quantity events to our community. Both an avid consumer and a retired person on a fixed budget,I want whats in place now to flourish and the growth to continue. If the TDC wants to do its job and bring in tourists like me and the wealthier,it needs to contin-u e earmarked funds for art and culture and utilize the expert advice of professionals dedicated to communitywide prosperity and quality of life improvement through the arts. If the TDCs administrative salaries and costs truly need more funds,why not raise the hotel/motel bed taxthat mainly out-ofcounty visitors pay? The 2 percent tax is low in comparison to nearby counties and a plannedexpense for travelers everywhere. Highlandshotels where Ive stayed the historic Kenilworth,Inn on the Lakes,and The Jacaranda,4Points Sheraton (and Highlands Hammock camp site)are certainly as worthy as any place charging higher rates and taxes this traveled writer has stayed. Please see http://heartlandculturalalliance.org/TDC ordinance.html to learn more. Sherry Carlson Sebring Pigman sponsors bill to replace derogatory wordsEditor: I want to thank Representative Cary Pigman for co-sponsoring House Bill 1119. HB 1119 and Senate Bill 142 seek to replace all references of mental retardationwith intellectual disabilityin the Florida State Statutes. Mental retardation was once considered a valid medical term,however the terminology used by medical professionals has evolved. Both the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the American Psychiatric Association have officially replaced the diagnosis with intellectual disability. The R-word has simply become a hurtful slang that promotes negative stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities. Many of us use the R-word without meaning to be cruel but the reality is,hearing the Rword used is quite hurtful if you happen to be a person with an intellectual disability. Ralph Meyers,a man with an intellectual disability, recently shared his story in a letter to the editor. I have personally known Ralph for many years and can honestly state he has accomplished as much and donated more time to his community than most people I know. Changing attitudes about the R-word will not be easy. But,the proposals in our state government are a good first step. Please contact your state representative and senator to encourage them to support the Intellectual Disabilities Bill and end the R-word in Florida. Start at home,with ourselves and our own children to eliminate this hurtful term as everyone has the right to be treated with respect. For more information go to www.NoRword.org. Victor Divietro Ridge Area Arc Board chairNo election in 2016Editor: I read about Hillary Clinton running for President in 2016 and I laugh. I think that by election time in 2016,Obama will appoint himself asP resident and there will be no way of preventing this. This man is walking the same path that Hitler did in Germany when he took over Germany. Obama is organizing a Fema Youth Group numbering several thousand to help clean up areas after a disaster. However,this group is composed of young people 18 to 20 years of age and is being trained in the use of firearms. To clean up disaster areas? Then we have the Department of Homeland Security buying up billions of rounds of various sizes of ammunition for its 50,000plus armed agents. Are they expecting an invasion? Then we have good old gun controland background checksand firearm wner lists. All this is s got firearms and where are they. So the citizens can easilly be disarmed. As the founders of this great country believed,An armed man is a free man and an unarmed man is a slave. This President is like a petulant kid. When he did't get his way in the sequester business,what does he do? Shuts down things that will make life more difficult for the citizens. Obviously he doesnt give a tinkers dam for the citizens of the country. This President operates outside the Constitution and bypasses Congress and does as he pleases. If the dimwits in Congress dont exert their authority and reign in or get rid of this man,there will be no election in 2016. Dick Ford Sebring OK folks,some of you need to calm down. I knowi s been cold and spring seems non-existent. Even h ere in Florida,we are colder than usual,though I would not dare to say wea re suffering worse than our friends in the frigid N orth. But in my opinion, authorities in Ohio took ita bit too far when they tried to indict Punxsutawney Phil for m essing up his prediction. I am not kidding. A ccording to the www.huffingtonpost.com, prosecutor Mike Gmoser charged Phil with misrepresentation of spring,w hich is apparently a felony in Ohio. Gmoser further accuses Phil with premeditation,deliberately leading people to believe that an early spring was coming. T he penalty sought? Death. A ccording to www.thehollywoodgossip.com,the president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Clubs Inner Circle andP unxsutawney Phils chief handler,a man by the name of Bill Deeley,bravely stepped up and took the blame for the botched pre-d iction. He says he incorrectly interpreted what Phil told him and the groundhog really called for six more weeks of winter. Gmoser subsequently dropped the charges against Phil,so the groundhog can rest easy for the moment. I followed this story with some interest because I was born on Groundhogs Day.When I was growing up,my father would ask me on my birthday if Id seen my shadow. Proof positive that I possess the same ability as Phil in predicting the weather. Furthermore,I would like to point out that I did see my shadow this year and correctly predicted six more weeks of winter,just in case an Ohio prosecutor is reading this column. According to the FAQ on www.groundhog.org (yes, that is a real website), Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvanias earliest settlers,the Germans. They carried the legend of Candlemas Day,which says,or as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May.... The settlers picked the groundhog to carry out the legends lega-c y. Furthermore,Phil started h is current stint as prognosticator in the 1800s (the site claims there haso nly been one Punxsutawney Phil). In 1887 people started going t o his home in Gobblers Knob in 1887,making this y ears prediction his 127th. All kidding aside,I can understand peoples frustrations. Here we are,April breathing down our necks,a nd spring seems to be a myth. While we in Florida arent having to deal with snow,we are coping with chilly temperatures in the morning,and running around in shorts like somep eople do down here is risky at the moment. N ow I know that our sufferings here seem minimal to those of you in the north. You would love to have the temperaturesw re complaining about. We probably seem to be a bunch of wimpy whiners to you. But look at it this way. W e have wonderful winters,this is true. But we pay for them in several ways: We have awful summers. With the temperature and humidity around here it gets very uncomfortable in August. Thats when we start envying you guys in the North. We get lovebugs. Enough said. We dont get fireflies. I admit I miss fireflies in the summer. When I was a kid I lived in New York,and catching fireflies was a part of my summer. So my Northern friends, please dont hate us while we suffer through temperatures in the s and s. And remember next year,if you really want to know if an early spring is coming, just ask me. Just dont tell anyone in Ohio if I get it wrong. 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. Dont blame poor Phil Lauras Look L aura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.Letters of local concern take priority.Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com

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C M Y K Associateed PressTUCSON,Ariz. The U.S. military has identified a member of the Navys SEAL Team 6 who died during parachute training in southern Arizona. Navy officials say 31year-old Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle of Elizabethville, Pa.,died when he and another SEAL collided in midair Thursday.Shadle was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson,where he was pronounced dead. Officials say Shadle was highly decorated and had served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He had multiple bronze stars with valor and several service ribbons. U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw said the SEALs were practicing routine military free-fall trainingwhen the accident occurred. The other SEAL an unidentified E-6 petty officer first class remained in stable condition Saturday at the Tucson hospital. Military officials said the accident was under investigation. Y ard Tour in the Avon Park area. The tour will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. H omes on the tour include a F lorida-friendly yard,a yard with a beautiful rose garden, one that demonstrates the use of color and texture in plants,a yard filled withb romeliads and a yard with a n artistic flair. Price of the tickets is $5. Tickets can be purchased from club members or by calling 452-1927. Ticketsw ill also be available on the day of the tour at Donaldson Park from 9-11 a.m. A b rochure with information about each yard,the location and a map will be provided as tickets are purchased.Womans Club hosts Tasters LuncheonS EBRING Womans Club of Sebring is holding its annual Tasters Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,April 6. Club members bring af avorite recipe,and guests g et to sample a taste of each o ne. A booklet with all of the recipes is provided to all attendees. This is a good chance to spice up a menu with a new recipe. Only 100 tickets will b e sold,so contact Pat Gangemi at 386-0735 for reservations. Tickets are $7 each.Events planned at lodges, postsA VON PARK T he Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 House Committee meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Big Freddie on Friday and karaoke by Bildi on Saturday,from 5-8 p.m. each night. For more information,call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Post 25 Sonsmeet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Music by Larry Musgrave from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Allen from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Karaoke with Gary from 6-9 p .m. Saturday. For more information,call 4 65-0975. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host musicb y Steve and Peggy from 5-8 p.m. Monday. BPOE I nvestigation from 6 p.m. Tuesday. Meeting and Ladies Installation at 7 p.m.S ummer camp applications are available now at the l odge. Call 465-2661. American Legion Lake P lacid Post 25 is sponsoring an all-inclusive seven-day getaway to the DominicanR epublic at Punta Cana. A seminar will be held at 11 a .m. Saturday at the Legion Hall on U.S. 27. Questions? Call Bob H ilton at 414-8773. S EBRING Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave.,will have a membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Ice creams huffleboard begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pin shuffleboard is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information,call 3 85-2966. The Sebring Elks 1529 w ill host monthly golf at 8 a.m. Monday at Golf Hammock. Board meets at 5p .m. Wacky Wednesday is from 5-6 p.m.; meal is $ 6.50. To dance only is $3, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.,to music by Allen. Installation of Officers and Elk of the Year announced at 6 p.m.T hursday. Lodge meets at 7 p.m. Wine tasting of two new wines from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday. Buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12. Dance only,$ 3,to Uptown Country from 6:30-9:30 p.m. State Golf Tournament and Spring Lake Awards dinner on Saturday. Play four or sponsor a hole. Contact Jim Mason, DDGER,at 385-3366. For details,call 471-3557. The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 WOTM meets at 6 p.m. Monday. Music by Billy Glades from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Karaoke from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Music by Red Neck Joe on Friday and by Big Freddie on Saturday, 6-10 p.m. each night. For more information,call 655-3920.Drug Free Highlands has hall meetingLAKE PLACID Members of Drug FreeH ighlands will present an informative Town Hall M eeting on Wednesday, April 10 at the Lake Placid Chamber Luncheon at The Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center,2665P lacid View Drive. Drug Free Highlands has put t ogether a panel of its partners,which include Melisa Sowers of Highlands CountyT een Court,Alison Fulford of Department of Juvenile J ustice and others from mental health and law enforcement agencies,to discusst rends and give input on prevention needs in the community. T he Town Hall Meeting is open to Lake Placid C hamber and Drug Free Highlands Members. The cost is $10 and guests should arrive at the conference center no later than 11:45 a.m.a s the meeting will begin promptly at noon. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 2013Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA C ASKET 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 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 0 0 8 8 C ourtesy photo Lake Placid Middle School student Dalton Stephan is assisted by paraprofessional Wanda Lopez and fellow student Rashaad Denton as he prepares to bat last Friday during the annual Miracle League Day events. Stephan and Denton are a couple of the many students who participate in the event each year. 200 students were a part of the fun-filled event that included baseball, running and other athletic competitions. The stud ents, teachers, and parents enjoyed a lunch and music along with fellowship Friday. Continued from A2 will visit SFSC on April 15 and 16. All of the meetings are open to the public and thep ublic is welcomed to come and sit in and participate in discussions,said Deborah Latter SFSC Director of Community Relations andM arketing. They (interviews) are classified as public meetings. The candidates will be accompanied by their spous-e s during their two-day stays in the community. Residents, students,businesses and indiv iduals are invited to meet and become aquatinted with the president hopefuls. Day 1 of the candidates stay will include tours as wella s a community reception. Community members,SFSC faculty and students are welcome to drop by the SFSC Theatre for the PerformingA rts Lobby beginning at 4 p.m. on April 3,8,10 and 15. On April 4,9,11,and 16 two open sessions will be held on each of the candi-d atessecond day.The first session will be held at 9 a.m. at the Building B Rotunda. T he second open session is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. (on the same dates) at the Health and Science Education Center Lobby. T he interviews with Board of Trustees will be held on day two (the previously stated dates) in Building F Board Room at 2 p.m. A ll events will take place at the SFSC Highlands Campus. Everything went well,we had no problems schedulingt he candidates days,said Latter. Continued from A1 COMMUNITYBRIEFS SFSC candidates to visit Miracle League Day OBITUARIES A RLENE DORMAN Arlene L. Dorman,99,of Sebring, p assed away Feb. 22,2013 at The Palms of Sebring. A native of Buffalo,N.Y.,she had lived in this area since 1987 moving fromM ayville,N.Y.,having wintered here first. She was a member of Resurrection L utheran Church,Avon Park,Fla. She was payroll manager for Kling Furniture. She outlived her immediate family,her h usband of 60 years,Harold C. Dorman; parents,Arvid and Anna Larson; two children,three sisters and one brother. She is survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday,April 5,2013 at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church with Rev. John Grodzinski officiating. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made toR esurrection Lutheran Church,P. O. Box 387,Avon Park,FL 33826 or Cornerstone H ospice,227 US 27 N.,Suite 224,Sebring, 33870. Arrangements by Fountain FuneralH ome,Avon Park. Fountain Funeral Home 507 US 27 N. Avon Park,FL 33825 (863 ELIZABETH NORMAN Elizabeth Ann Norman,better known as The Hat Lady,passed peacefully on Sunday,March 17,2013 after a long hospi-t al stay. Beth,a fifth generation Floridian,was born in Miami,Fla. on March 14,1925,went to Miami High,married in 1943,and moved from Hialeah with her late husband,Claude S. Norman,to Lake Placid. After his passing,she moved t o Sebring,making it her permanent home. She stayed active in both Sebring and Lake P lacid,being a member of numerous organizations,i.e.,Highlands Little Theater,garden clubs and historical soci-e ties of both Sebring and Lake Placid,and too many others to mention. Beth was a f amiliar voice on local radio station with Barry Foster,and well known for her generosity and the joy she shared with her hat s kitsfor many organizations,churches and residential facilities. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia N. Baldwin; her son-in-law, Dennis O. Mead (widower of her youngestd aughter,Faustina Mead); grandson, Thomas J. Hyle Jr.; granddaughter,Justine H. Maver; granddaughter,Julia K. Ardino; and granddaughter,J ennifer S. Deyarmin (IndianaDr. R ussell E. Mead (MichiganC urtis R. Mead; five greatgrandchildren in Florida,three great-grandchildren in Michigan,two great-grandchldren,plus one great-great-grandson in Indiana,numerous nieces and nephews,a nd her adopted daughters,Sandra D. Hyle and Diane E. Mason,all in Florida. The family requests that in lieu of flowers,donations be made in her name to New Hope Elder Care Services in Sebring,o r the March of Dimes. She will be missed by many,especially by her family,which she adored. Her Celebration of Lifewill be held on April 13,2013 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren,700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Norman Navy IDs SEAL killed in Arizona parachuting accident In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K Page A6News-SunSunday, March 31, 2013w ww.newssun.com LEGACY BIKES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 2 2 8 8 1 1 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 DeSoto City VFD Hunt Egg-Stravaganza News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kylie Dillard (left S aturday during an egg hunt at Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department in Sebring. Ndews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Birthday girl Heather Stewart (center counts eggs, while talking to Elizabeth DeBree, 13, and her mom Susan Stewart on Saturdaya t Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department. Heather Stewars birthday is today. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Baskets were overflowingd uring the Desoto City Volunteer Fire Departments Egg-Stravaganza, a free Easter event for kids. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS C ole Love,3, of Sebring sprays a firehouse with the help of Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department firefighter/EMT C had Elders on Saturday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Youngsters search for eggs Saturday morning at Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department in Sebring. More than 2000 eggs were hidden for the hunt. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Anistyn Phillips has her first meeting with the Easter bunny on Saturday during Egg-Stravaganza at Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Victoria Jackson and 8-month-old Osiris Jackson look on S aturday morning as Makayla Jackson, 6, eagerly takes a seat with the Easter bunny during Egg-Stravaganza at Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department in Sebring.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 2013Page A7 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Mother's day; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 2 2 Musselmans; 5.542"; 21"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 5 5 moted to a supervisory position,he was given a raise to 27 cents. H e retired from the Spokane,Portland and Seattle Railroad 30 years later. Hunter worked on locomot ives,starting with steam engines. He eventually specialized in diesel repair,even t hough in the beginning his friends told him he was crazy to volunteer. Diesels are justa fad,he said he was told. oull be out of a job. H unter went on to retire and live on,while the SP&S is no more. Burlington Northern Railroad took it over years ago. W hen asked how he got to Avon Park from the state of Washington,he said,I drove a car and pulled a trailer. As to lifes lessons advice, Hunter warned,ou see everything in the world thaty ou want to see; and nothing that you should see. He added,the most important choice youll make in life is picking a wife,like picking the kind of gal who c an get a job and says,ll get by. Continued from A1 Walker Memorial Hospital for nearly two decades, Dennard used her early yearst o look after those who were in need. Now,she is returned t he favor of her many years of hard work by those who love her the most. D aisy takes care of her mother daily along with hired h elp. I was not going to let her go to a nursing home. I feel that she is not going to get the care that she would geth ere at a nursing home, Daisy said. D ennard lives with her granddaughter and greatgrandson. She often gets upf rom her bed and moves about her home,which her d aughter and caregiver dont mind at all. The way I see it is shes 101 years old,she can do whatever it is she wants, Daisy said. D ennards short-term memory is fading and a doct or recently diagnosed her with dementia. He said that its going to g et worse but it is amazing, she can remember something t hat happened years and years and years ago. Shes knows how old she is most of the time,but sometimes she will say that she is 99,saidD aisy. Dennards family has been h olding big celebrations for her birthday since she turned 87. Each year,friends andf amily join together to celebrate Dennards impressive l ife. For her 100th birthday last year,65 people gathered. Last weeks 101st birthday celebration brought together 75 of Dennards closest family and friends. Everyone loves her. Even these kids around her that a rent related to us call her grandmother. Shes very well-known. Its a blessingf or me to be my age,a lot of people dont make it this far, b ut to be her age,to live a life this long is rare no matter how you look at it,Daisy said. The 101-year-old has outl ived many other friends and family members but has m any more around to show her care and love every day. Dennards 26 grandchildrena nd 30 great grandchildren are all leaves on a big tree of l ife anchored by love and history. Continued from A1 Matos-Hernandez picked Hernandez up at that time and took him to her resi-d ence,703 Juneberry St. HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays said Hernandez was able to shower,eat and change clothesb efore traveling back to Apopka. Once there,he trave lled to New Smyrna Beach and met with police detectives. The Coast Guard is continuing to attempt to locate wit-n esses who can help account for Hernandezs activities and whereabouts between Feb. 6 and March 4,possibly here in Highlands County,asw ell as how he arrived in Avon Park on March 4. A nyone with information is requested to contact Highlands County Sheriff's Detective Hank Smith at 4027382. Anyone with informa-t ion who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-T IPS(8477contact via the Internet at www.heartlandc rimestoppers.com Continued from A2 Hunter celebrates 106th Dennard celebrates 101st HCSO, Coast Guard still have questions

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C M Y K B y MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterW ASHINGTON U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped,aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes. The gains led economists to predict stronger economic growth at the start of the year. Consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in February from January,the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the biggest gain in five months and followed a revised 0.4 percent rise in January,which was double the initial estimate. Americans were able to spend more because their income rose 1.1 percent last month. That followed huge swings in the previous two months,which reflected a rush to pay bonuses and dividends in December before taxes increased. After-tax income also increased 1.1 percent last month,allowing consumers to put a little more away. The saving rate increased to 2.6 percent of after-tax income, up from 2.2 percent in January. The gains in spending and income follow other signs of an economy gathering momentum. Hiring is up, businesses are spending more,the stock market is hitting record levels and the housing recovery is strengthening. More spending by consumers should boost economic growth in the JanuaryMarch quarter after a lull at the end of last year. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. After seeing Fridays report on consumer spending,P aul Ashworth,chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics,raised his growth forecast for the first quarter by a full percentage point. Ashworth now expects growth in the January-march quarter increase to an annual rate of 3 percent. Growth at that pace would be a vast improvement from the 0.4 percent rate in the October-December quarter, which was held back by slower company stockpiling and the sharpest defense cuts in 40 years. Ashworth called the boost in spending impressive, noting that consumers spent more while having to adjust to the higher Social Security taxes and a spike in gasoline prices. re now likely to see the fastest quarterly gain in real consumption in two years,he said. Jennifer Lee,senior economist at BMO Capital Markets,said the increases suggest consumer spending could be growing in the first quarter at an annual rate of more than 3 percent. That would be the fastest gain inm ore than three years and more than double the 1.3 percent rate in the fourth quarter. Inflation,as measured by a gauge tied to consumer spending,increased 1.3 percent in February compared with a year ago. Thats well below the Federal Reservs 2 percent target,giving the central bank room to keep stimulating the economy without having to worry about price pressures. Consumers spent more at the start of the year even after paying higher taxes. An increase in Social Security taxes has reduced take-home pay for nearly all Americans receiving a paycheck. And income taxes have risen on the highest earners. The tax increases both took effect on Jan. 1. One reason the tax increases havent slowed the economy is companies have accelerated hiring and are slowly but steadily increasing wages. Employers have added an average of 200,000 jobs a month since November. That helped lowered the unemployment rate in February toa four-year low of 7.7 percent. Economists expect similar strong job gains in March. Businesses are also investing more in equipment and machinery,which has given factories a lift after a disappointing 2012. And the housing recovery that began last year appears to be sustainable. In February,sales of previously occupied homes rose to the highest level in more than three years. The gains have helped lift home prices, which have made Americans feel wealthier. Stock prices have also surged. On Thursday,the Standard & Poors 500 index closed at a record high of 1,569. That surpassed the previous record of 1,565 set in October 2007,a year before the peak of the financial crisis. Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Feb. 4, t he Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRAirst Retail Academy Workshop at the Sebring Civic Centerw ith nearly 20 attendees. This workshop addressed customer service and merchandising and was free for any business in the 650acre Downtown Sebring CRA District. e know how important good customer service and proper merchandising is to the success of a business, said Kathy Cosgrave,chair of the Sebring CRA. With our unique retail mix of small businesses and organizations in Downtown Sebring,an important niche for downtown merchants is that of exceptional customer service,which leads to positive word of mouth promotions. The CRAs Retail Academy is a series of workshops designed for small businesses in the Downtown Sebring CRA District and they are pre-s ented by the Sebring CRAand the Small Business Development Center (SBDC Downtown Sebring busi-n ess owners,managers, volunteers and employees. Due to the success of this first workshop,additional seminars are being planned to address internet marketing,public relations and advertising. Hosting these educational opportunities for Downtown Sebring merchants and organizations is part of the CRAs active business recruitment and retention efforts,Cosgrave said. The better informed our merchants are,the more successful their businesses will be. The next workshop will be held on Monday,April 22 and will address marketing. For more information about these seminars,contact the CRA office at 4715104. Sebring CRA hosts another workshop Page A8News-SunSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.com 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 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 7 7 7 7 2 2 BUSINESS By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated PressW ASHINGTON The Obama administrations newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most:att he gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent. The proposal to reduce sulfur in gasoline and tightena uto emission standards, released Friday,would raise g asoline prices by less than a penny per gallon,the Environmental ProtectionA gency says. But the oil industry points to its own s tudy putting the cost between 6 and 9 cents a gallon. The EPA also said its proposal would add about $130t o the price of new vehicles, beginning in 2025. T he administration says the costs to consumers are worth the payoff:billions ofd ollars in health benefits from reductions in smogand s oot-forming pollution. The agency predicts $7 in health benefits for every dol-l ar spent to implement the new rules. The agency must hold public hearings before f inalizing the rules. It plans for them to take effect in 2 017. The proposal was praised by environmentalists and health advocates,as well as automakers who say it willh elp the U.S. catch up with the cleaner fuels used in other nations. California already uses the sulfur standard. EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe said the pro-p osal is designed to protect the environment and public h ealth in an affordable and practical way. Opponents say gasoline prices are stubbornly high already and Americanss houldnt have to pay more. The oil industry,Republicans a nd some Democrats had urged the EPA to hold off on proposing the tighter regula-t ions. ith $4 a gallon gas the n orm in many parts of the country,we cannot afford policies that knowingly raiseg as prices,House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said Friday. I nstead,the Obama administration should work to i ncrease energy supplies by approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and other projects,said Upton (RMich.). R ep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), who is chairman of the energy and power subcommittee, called the sulfur rule another example of an overzealous EPand said lawmakers would give it a hard look. E nvironmentalists hailed the proposal as potentially t he most significant in President Barack Obamas second term. The so-called Tier 3 standards would reduce sulfur ing asoline by more than 60 percent and reduce nitrogen o xides by 80 percent. It would make it easier for states to comply with health-b ased standards for the main ingredient in smog and soot. A nd the regulation would allow automakers to sell the same vehicles in all 50 states. T he Obama administration already has moved to clean up motor vehicles by adopti ng rules that will double fuel efficiency and putting in p lace the first standards to reduce the pollution from cars and trucks blamed for global warming. ogether,these standards r epresent the largest step in our nations history toward reducing harmful emissions from the vehicles we drive every day,said Michelle Robinson,director of the clean vehicles program of theU nion of Concerned Scientists,an environmental group for scientists. Robinson said the rules w ould reduce asthma,respiratory problems and premature death. e know of no other air pollution control strategyt hat can achieve such substantial,cost-effective and immediate emission reductions,said Bill Becker, executive director of the National Association ofC lean Air Agencies. Becker said the pollution reduction w ould be equal to taking 33 million cars off the road. But the head of American F uel and Petrochemical Manufacturers,Charles D revna,questioned the motives behind the agencs regulation,since refining companies already have spent $10 billion to reduces ulfur by 90 percent. The additional cuts,while smalle r,will cost just as much, Drevna said. I havent seen an EPA r ule on fuels that has come out since 1995 that hasnt s aid it would cost only a penny or two more,Drevna said. A study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute estimated that lowe ring the sulfur in gasoline would add 6 cents to 9 cents a gallon to refinersmanufacturing costs,an increase that likely would be passed on to consumers at the pump. The EPA estimate of less than 1c ent is also an additional manufacturing cost and likely to be passed on. A ssociated Press writer Connie Cass contributed to this report. Follow Dina Cappiello on Twitter: https://twitter. c om/dinacappiello Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump Metro News Services Opinions differ in what the Obama administrations newest anti-pollution plan will cost consumers at the pump. B y PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON U nemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January,a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country. T he Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged in 16. Nationally,the unemployment rate slid to a four-y ear low of 7.7 percent in February,down from 7.9 p ercent in January. Since November,employers across the country havea dded an average of 200,000 jobs a month,nearl y double the average from last spring. States hit hardest during the recession are showing improvement. I n Nevada,unemployment dropped to 9.6 perc ent last month,down from 11.8 percent a year ago. Thats the biggest year-o ver-year decrease among states. O ne reason for the big drop is that people have stopped applying for jobs.N evadas work force those working or looking for work fell nearly 1 p ercent in the year through February. Only those looki ng for work are counted as unemployed. But hiring accelerated,too:Jobs in Nevada rose 2 percent over the past year. U nemployment in California fell to 9.6 percent last month,down from 10.8 percent in February 2012. C alifornia and Nevada are still tied with M ississippi for the nations highest unemployment rate. Floridas job market has a lso rebounded in the past year. The Sunshine States u nemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in February, down from 9 percent a year earlier. North Dakota once again h eld the nations lowest unemployment rate,at 3.3 p ercent. The state is benefiting from a boom in oil and natural gas production.N ebraska had the secondlowest rate,at 3.8 percent. O verall,42 states added jobs in February from January,and just eight lostj obs. The biggest monthly job gains came in Texas (up nearly 81,000) and C alifornia (up more than 41,000). I n the 12 months up to February,Texas gained nearly 294,000 jobs,and California 128,000. On a percentage basis,NorthD akota reported the fastest job growth over the past year,rising 5 percent. Unemployment fell in February in 22 U.S. states C alifornia and N evada are still tied w ith Mississippi for the nations highes t u nemployment rate. N orth Dakota once a gain held the n ations lowest unemployment rate US consumer spending, income jump in February

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 2013Page A9 c hamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber page march; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 7 7 6 6 8 8 BUSINESS Parents of special needsc hildren have enough on their plates justt ending to the health, education-a l and emotional needs oft heir kids not to mention often having to cope with d rastically lowered income because of reduced work hours or having to pay some-o ne else for childcare. So its not surprising that many of t hese parents havent had time to hatch a long-term financial plan in case their kids need care after they're not around. F ortunately,many government programs and commun ity resources are available to help relieve the financial burden of parenting specialn eeds children. But eligibility criteria are complicated a nd the application process time-consuming. Plus,if youre not careful,you or w ell-meaning relatives could inadvertently disqualify your kids for future benefits by not structuring their inheritances correctly. H eres a brief overview of key government assistance programs: The Social Security Administration provides twot ypes of disability coverage: Supplemental Security I ncome (SSI Security Disability Income( SSDI). Rules and eligibility requirements differ between the two programs and benefits differ for children and adults. I n a nutshell,SSI is a needs-based,cash-assistance program for disabled people of any age in low-income families with limitedr esources. Children qualify for SSI benefits if they meet certain strict criteria outlined in SSA Publication 05-11000 (www.ssa.gov/pubs/11000.ht ml). SSDI is a separate program funded by payroll deductions (part of FICA Although children sometimes receive SSDI payments if their parents are disabled, their eligibility is based on their parentsdisability status,not on their own. However,after turning 22, already disabled children may qualify for SSDI on their own if at least one parent qualifies for Social Security benefits. Eligibility rules and definitions for SSI and SSDI are complex. To see if your child qualifies,call SocialS ecurity at 1-800-772-1213, or search the Disability and SSI tabs at www.ssa.gov. One particularly helpful resource is Benefits forC hildren with Disabilities, SSA Publication No. 0510026. M any families inadvertently jeopardize their disabled child's eligibility forg overnment-provided benefits by opening accounts in t he child's name or designating them as beneficiaries. Unfortunately,federal lawd ictates that recipients of SSI,Medicaid and many s tate assistance programs will be disqualified if they have resources worth over $2,000. So,if Uncle Jerry leaves your daughter$ 10,000 in his will,she could lose her benefits. O ne good alternative is to create a special needs trust, whose assets can be used byi ts trustee to manage the finances and personal effects o f a disabled person. Trusts are governed by state laws and should only be drafted b y an attorney familiar with this area of law. Some parents name the trust as beneficiary of life insurance policies to ensurea source of funding if they die before their child. (Stay current on your premiums.) Other possible funding sources include cash,stocksa nd other investments,retirement plan death benefits, h ome sale proceeds and inheritances from other rela-t ives and friends. Just make sure that the trust not the child is named beneficiary. Preparing a special needs trust can be expensive pos-s ibly several thousand dollars,depending on your situation. But weigh that against the prospect of your child losing out on a lifetime ofg overnment-provided benefits because of an accidental inheritance speaking of which,be sure to let any well-meaning relatives or friends know about the trust. J ason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney .This article is intended to provide general information and should not be considered legal, tax or financial advice. Its always a good idea to consult a tax or financial advisor for specific information on how certain laws apply to your situation and about your individual financial situation. Maximize your disabled childs government aid Personal Finance J ason A lderman By PAUL ELIAS Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO Shipping company UPS agreed Friday to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to deliveries it made for illicit online pharmacies. The U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Atlanta-based company would also take stepsto block illicit online drug dealers from using their delivery service. The DOJ said the fine amount is the money UPS collected from suspect online pharmacies. UPS wont be charged with any crimes. Its biggest rival,FedEx Corp., has also been a target of the federal investigation. The investigation of the two companies stems from a global campaign to shutter illicit online pharmacies launched in 2005. Since then, dozens of arrests have been made and thousands of websites closed worldwide as investigators continue to broaden the probe beyond the operators. Earlier this week,Chris Napoli,the operator of Safescripts Online,was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to forfeit $24 million in revenue the illicit pharmacy took in between 2004 and 2006. Two other men were sentenced to prison along with Napoli. Receipts from UPS and FedEx were used as evidence in the trios trial last year. By KELLI KENNEDY Associated PressMIAMI A Florida House panel a pproved a measure Thursday to offer health insurance to the 8,737 of the states part-time employees and their family members instead of paying a hefty fine under the federal healtho verhaul. The panel could have decided to cap part-time employees to working 30 hours per week or chosen not to provide any health coverage,which wouldr esult in a $318 million fine under the Affordable Care Act. Republican Rep. Carlos Trujillo said during a hearing in Tallahassee that capping state employeeshours would save the state $55 million the first year. But were making a policy decisions that its important to offer insurance to those that are working less than 30 hours,he said. T he states part-time employees work in jobs from janitors and seasonal positions to high-ranking executives in the university systems. The proposal would offer them cove rage under the lowest level bronze health plan,instead of the higher,more benefit rich plan offered to regular state employees. That bronze plan would save about $2,000 per employeea year,said Trujillo,R-Doral. Several Democrats pushed to offer all state employees the same coverage. Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) asked the panel to look at cost figures for silver and gold healthp lans,but Trujillo warned the costs would be astronomical. e do have a fixed budget. We c ant run a deficit. If were going to decide as a chamber to offer a platinum plan,as some of the members have suggested,where do we get the money from. Do we take it from education? Do we take it from corrections, T rujillo said. Democratic Rep. Dwight Dudley proposed including an option that would allow part-time employees to p ay more if they wanted to bump up to a higher benefit plan. A Senate panel also recently agreed to extend coverage to part-time employees,estimating it will costa bout $137 million a year. P anel backs health coverage for part-time workers Save Thousands The Smart Choice For New, Certified Pre-Owned & Used Cars-Trucks-SUVs. Centralfloridawheels.com UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-109 IN 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 es-t ate 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 FORTH 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: jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail: johnmc@mllaw.net March 24, 31, 2013 IN 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 WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL 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 March 24, 31, 2013 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 1050Legals 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: LOT 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000488 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KATTIA B. STERLIN, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000488 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and KATTIA B. STERLIN; FRANCOIS F. STERLIN; 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 23rd day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, BLOCK 191, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDED OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 5753 CORTEZ BOULEVARD, 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 27, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11004239 SUNTRUST-CONV-R-pschriber-Team 4-F11004239 **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 31; April 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F 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 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 1050Legals 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 Clerk 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. p ursuant 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 is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282012CA001080 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. VANCE E. TILLMAN A/K/A VANCE EDWARD TILLMAN, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6, 2013, entered in Case No. 12-CA-1080 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff and Vance E. Tillman a/k/a Vance Edward Tillman, Sherry R. Tillman a/k/a Sherry Reagan Tillman, Joe D. Tillman, Genie S. Tillman, Highlands County, Florida, Highlands County Clerk of Courts, and Highlands County Sheriff's Office, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 am on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property Highlands County, Florida: A portion of Section 26, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NE corner of Section 26, thence South 00 degrees 05'07'' East, along the East line of said Section 26 and the centerline of State Road 29, a distance of 3928.12 feet to the NE corner of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 26; thence South 89 degrees 51'53'' West, along the North line of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 26, a distance of 60.00 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 29, said point being the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 89 degrees 51'53'' West, along said line, a distance of 250.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 05'07'' East a distance of 180.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 51'53'' East a distance of 250.00 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 29; thence North 00 degrees 05'07'' West, along said right-of-way line, a distance of 180.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.03 acres more or less. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalk DEPUTY CLERK March 31; April 7, 2013 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 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. (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 O R (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 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 o wner 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 proc eeding, 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 DAY 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. 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C M Y K NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-ACCOUNTING AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Accounting at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 lication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed job description is to modify the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager-Accounting. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b stitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Food & Nutrition Services Department at a regular meeti ng of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Food & Nutrition Services Department. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 of satisfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 cal Ability: Ability to perform essential functions which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing t he proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1985 LINCOLN 1LNBP96F9FY742746 ON APRIL 13th 2013, AT 9:00am AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID FL 33852 March 31, 2013 electric currents, compressed air sources or toxic agents; ability to perform tasks that require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odors, and depths. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey lass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-TRANSPORTATION GARAGE AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Transportation Garage at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 lication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Transportation Garage. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 formance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 sential functions and tasks which may include lifting up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing: a. Dexterity: Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements that involve moderate manual dexterity and demonstrate a mastery of the particular tools, equipment, material, and techniques of the automotive repair trade. b. Environmental Factors: Ability to perform tasks in an environment that may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-MIS COMPUTER REPAIR AND INSTALLATION AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-MIS Computer Repair and Installation at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 tice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager MIS Computer Repair and Installation. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 quiring physical strength and endurance, to include lifting 80 pounds, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: 1. Knowledge of data processing concepts and computer operations either by experience or formal education. 2. Verification of experience operating several types of computer equipment and local area networks as well as a proven ability to deal with user problems and needs. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: PC 13-71 IN RE: ESTATE OF EUGENE GEORGE SORDYL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eugene George Sordyl, deceased, whose date of death was January 20, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. 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 has been 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 O F A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 31, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Lori Sordyl Gray 18510 Dixie Belle Lane Montpelier, VA 23192 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Dawn Ellis My Florida Probate, P.A. Dawn Ellis, for the firm Attorney for Personal RepresentativeE -mail Address; dawn@myfloridaprobate.com Florida Bar Number: 091979 P.O. Box 952 Floral City, FL 34436-0952 352/726-5444 March 31; April 7, 2013 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-HUMAN RESOURCES, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Human Resources, Recruitment & Professional Development at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall b e effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 tice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Human Resources, Recruitment & Professional Development. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 of satisfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 cal Ability: Ability to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION F OR A MANAGER-FIRE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Fire and Environmental Safety at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 lication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Fire and Environmental Safety. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Fire and Environmental Safety are amended as follows: (1 ates degree or two years of college credit/equival ent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 appropriate/relevant area of experience. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: Verification of training or experience in interpreting construction drawings and design specifications. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b State of Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 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, F lorida, 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 BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 24, 31, 2013 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-MAINTENANCE, HEALTH AND CASUALTY SAFETY AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Maintenance, Health and Casualty Safety at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 tice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Maintenance, Health and Casualty Safety. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Maintenance, Health and Casualty Safety are amended as follows: (1 ciates degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 formance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 ing physical strength and endurance, to include lifting up to 100 pounds, bending, stooping, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling. The following additional desired qualification is removed: (1 Knowledge of data processing concepts and computer operations either from experience or education. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION S CHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A M ANAGER FINANCE, STAFF AND STUDENT DATABASES DEPARTMENT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL P UBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description f or a Manager Finance, Staff and Student Databases at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George D ouglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Seb ring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding t he proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 d ays after publication of this notice. If such hearing is req uested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend t he minimum qualifications in the job description for a M anager Finance, Staff and Student Databases. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Finance, Staff and S tudent Databases are amended as follows: (1 a tes degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 satisfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area o f experience; (2 s ential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required; may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station: a. Dexterity: Ability to perform skilled coor-d inated movements. b. Sensory: Ability to perceive and d iscriminate sounds; some tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. c. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as noise extremes, e lectric currents, or bright or dim lights. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: (15 (27 F inance and/or Human Resources and/or student databases. (35 ence with a report writing tool. (4 writing advanced sequel/SQL statements. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the prop osed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed r ule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective e ither do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or a mendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule o r amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or a mendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the h ours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE 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 s ale, 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 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING INSPECTOR AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Construction/Building Inspector at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, S ebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 publication of this notice to request the opportun ity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Construction/Building Inspector. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager Construction/Building Inspector are amended as follows: (1 lege credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience; (2 by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations. The following shall be removed from additional desired qualifications: 1. Bachelors degree in Building Construction, Architecture, or Engineering from an accredited educational institution preferred. 2. Verification of training or experience in interpreting construction drawings and design specifications. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey lass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES SCHOOL CAFETERIA MANAGER AND N OTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Food & Nutrition Services School Cafeteria Mana ger at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 2 5, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant t o Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person h as twenty-one (21 r equest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 d ays after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify w hether such hearing has been requested. The purpose a nd effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Food & Nutrition Services School Cafeteria Manager. A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualificat ions is as follows: Physical Ability: Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to m ove objects; ability to reach, stretch, bend, stoop or k neel to handle, lift or move objects from floor level to 6 feet above floor level; walk or stand for periods of four continuous hours. a. Environmental Factors: Ability to work under the following environmental conditions: a. Subject to inside environmental conditions where there is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily f rom temperature changes. b. Subject to extreme cold; t emperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. c. Subject to extreme heat; temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. d. Subject to noise; sufficient noise to cause the worker to s hout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. E. Subject to hazards; includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, and exposure to high heat or chemicals. The specific legal a uthority includes Article IX Section 4(b t he State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the prop osed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or s tate or local government agencies, and will not result in s ignificant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade a nd/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective e ither do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost t o the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or a mendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated ann ual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or a mendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. M arch 31, 2013IN 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 OF PINECREST LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, 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 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 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES MANAGER/AREA SUPERVISOR AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description f or a Food and Nutrition Services Manager/Area Supervisor at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2 013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job des cription shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Food and Nutrition Services Manager/Area Supervisor. A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: Physical Ability: Lift 30 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 20 pounds; reach, stretch, bend, stoop or kneel to handle, lift or move objects from floor level; walk or stand for periods of four (4 Ability to work in a noisy, hot, humid environment and a fast-paced work place that contains hazardous equipment, supplies and situations. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 N OTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.914 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is developing Rule 6.914, Use of Sick Leave by Family Members or Employees. The Board will dis-c uss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular m eeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p .m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Admini stration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If r equested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will b e noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School S treet, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to conform with requirements set forth in r ecent Florida legislation. A summary of the changes to t he proposed rule is as follows: (1 m ay authorize his or her spouse, child, parent, or sibling ( a family member) who is also a district employee to use s ick leave that has accrued to the authorizing employee. (a v iduals sick leave has been depleted, excluding sick leave o r any existing sick leave bank, if the recipient participates i n a sick leave bank. (b t erminal pay value. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.22, and 1012.23, F lorida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule will have no effect on small business. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by cons umers, individual industries or state or local government a gencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, inn ovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule $0. The text of the proposed r ule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey b etween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. T HE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox S uperintendent & ex officio secretary M arch 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A D ATABASE(S TICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description f or a Database(s m eeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Admini stration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The p roposed amendment to the job description shall be effect ive upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida S tatutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 t er publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of H ighlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job des cription. Such hearing must be requested in writing and r eceived by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, S ebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintend ents office to verify whether such hearing has been req uested. The purpose and effect of this notice is to create a new job description for a Database(s nance/Staff. A summary of the proposed new job descript ion is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Datab ase(s1 or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experi-e nce. (2 a s administered by an approved outsourced vendor with a minimum score of 80%. (3 criminal history records check and drug screening. (4P hysical Ability: Ability to perform essential functions and t asks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force o ccasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required; may involve extended pe-r iods of time at a keyboard or work station: a. Dexterity: Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements. b. Sensory: Ability to perceive and discriminate sounds; some t asks require visual perception and discrimination as well a s oral communications ability. c. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as noise extremes, electric currents, or bright o r dim lights. Additional desired qualifications: (1 l ors degree from an accredited educational institution preferred. (25 with Finance and/or Human Resources databases. (3 Minimum of three (3 p ort writing tool. (4 s equal/SQL statement. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule or amendm ent will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in signific ant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the S chool District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated ann ual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule o r amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the h ours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or intern ational trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulat ory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by l aw. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the p roposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Sup erintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey l ass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., M onday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio s ecretary. March 31, 2013 1050L egalswww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 31, 2013Page 11A

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C M Y K NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A CLASSROOM TEACHING ASSISTANT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Classroom Teaching Assistant at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of this notice is to amend the job description for a Classroom Teaching Assistant. A summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications of the job description is as follows: Valid State of Florida Educators certificate or Florida Department of Education Statement of Status of Eligibility. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR AN ACCOUNTANT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARI NG NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description f or an Accountant at a regular meeting of the Board on T hursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeti ng Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment t o the job description shall be effective upon adoption. P ursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected p erson has twenty-one (21 notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and a rgument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing m ust be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, S uperintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, w ithin 21 days after publication of this notice. If such h earing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a h earing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purp ose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description f or an Accountant. A summary of the proposed amendm ent to the minimum qualifications is as follows: (1 ciates degree or two years of college credit/equivalent f rom an accredited educational institution; or five (5 o f satisfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. (2 mathematics testing as administered by an approved outs ourced vendor with a minimum score of 80%. (3 cal Ability: Requirements to perform essential functions a nd tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stoop-i ng, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b t he State of Florida; Sections 1012.22 and 1001.41, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the prop osed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in s ignificant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective e ither do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 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 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 O F 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: cmables@cmablespa.net /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 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-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 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1521 TAMAH BLVD., L AKE 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 egalsPage 12ANews-SunSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.comDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 31, 2013Page 13A 2003 TOYOTACAMRY, 4 cyl., auto. trans., A/C, Very Good Condition. SORRY SOLD 9450Automotive for Sale1970 FORDTHUNDERBIRD LANDAU 2 Dr, Vinyl Top, Auto., A/C. 8,000 orig. miles. Purchased new April 4 1971 Rare Collectible,429 Thunder Jet 4VEngine, have original tag & owners manual. $15,000. Will accept reasonable offer. Consider trade plus Cash. Must sell! 863-465-9100 9420Antiques ClassicsWE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Condition Year / Make / Model. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cindy 813-505-6935 9400Automotive WantedHARLEY DAVIDSON'07 Ultra Classic FLHTCU, 8K mi., never damaged, like new, loaded red & black. $14,900 obo. No longer able to ride. 863-243-3612 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2001 SEADOOJetski GTS 3pass., w/ performance gal. trailer. $2000 Dockside lil' lifter manual hoist (jetski $800. 2 Davit Master 600lb. gal. davits w/ dock pile mts. $700. 863-441-2065 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationHOSPITAL BEDLIKE NEW! ELEC. CONTROL. NEW MATTRESS. $495. Call 863-465-7345 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEF lorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies LAKE PLACID* MOVING SALE 119 Danbar Dr. Thur-Fri-Sat. Mar 28-29-30, 9am 4pm. Diving equip, Furn., Tools, Delux King Matress/box springs/frame, Massage table. Everything Must Go! All reasonable offers will be considered. AVON PARKMOVING SALE! 2609 N. Rehrer Rd., Olivia Lake, Wed-Thur-Fri, Apr 3-4-5, 9am-5pm. Furn., Household items Lg. & Sm. appliances Tools. Too Much To List! AVON PARKORANGEWOOD ACRES 2468 N. Orangewood St. / Thur & Fri, Apr. 4 & 5, 9am 2pm. Grandfather clock, dining rm. set "6" chairs, couch, wine rack table, pots & pans, TV & entertainment ctr., Sale inside house. Everything Must Go! 7320Garage &Yard Sales YAGI ANTENNALONG RANGE $100 obo 863-273-4191 WINE REFRIGERATOR7 Racks, D anby Designer, 7 Racks. Black, 33"H X 18"D X 17"W. $75. 863-382-8745 WATER DISTILLER/ Stainless steel by Moyer Diebel in Canada. $10. Call 863-382-4137 PATIO DININGSET / 4 CHAIRS WITH CUSHIONS / STURDY METAL FRAME TABLE in WHITE. $100 OBO 863-658-4240 GOLF BAGR J BRAND Ladies Used Twice. $20 863-382-8745 GAS CAN/ 5 GALLON. LIKE NEW! $10. 863-453-7027 CHANNEL MASTERROTOR DIGITAL Good Condition. $100 obo 863-273-4191 ALL TOHAUL Motorcycle or Scooter, Chrome front wheel chocks, handle bar harness, 4 ratchet tie down straps. All for $40. 863-453-7027 7310Bargain BuysTELEVISION -55" Samsung HD 1080 Monitor. Excel. cond. $175. & Twin F rame / Box Spring / Mattress. $65. 863-835-9210 7300Miscellaneous OAK PIECES China hutch w/ lead glass $350 Entertainment center / $350 Dining table, leaf, 4 chairs & 2 arm c hairs / $650 3 Bar stools / $50. PINE PIECES Dresser w/ mirror / $275 3 drawer chest / $75 6 drawer chest / $125 Gun cabinet (needs one side glass replaced) / $75. LAZY BOY leather burgundy recliner (hardly used 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. 7180FurnitureRANGE TOPSurface unit, digital. 1 yr. old. Paid $1000. Asking $200. Call 863-532-0354 7040A ppliances 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 6750C ommercial 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, near YMCA. New Paint, Blinds, Screened rear porch w/ utility rm., back yard storage shed. $600/mo., $500 Sec. deposit. w/1 yr. lease. 863-835-1196. 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 AVON PARK* LEASE OPTION / SELL 3BR. 2BA, Large Corner Lot with Lake View. Just Remodeled! Owner Will Finance if Needed. $137,500. 954-270-5242 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING *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 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. 6150F urnishedApartments SEBRING *2BR, 2BA, 1Car Garage 2000 sq. feet, Swimming Pool. No Pets. No Smoke. $800 / Monthly. 863-402-1142 LAKE 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 R entals SEBRING -REMODELED SINGLE W IDE MOBILE HOME 12'X 60' with Land. 2BR 1 1/2 BA, 12' X 24' Screened Porch. Call for more info 863-382-9203 SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 3BR, 2BA Utility Room, C arport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 SEBRING -DOUBLE WIDE 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 HARBORHOMES Check us out at http://www.palmharbor.com/modelcenter/plantcity/ New models $39K off list John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesLAKE PLACID8 homes for sale. 108 Anderson St., 190 Crestmore Dr., 142 Vision St., 147 Zion St., 106 E. Smith Ave., 134 E. Smith Ave., 161 E. Smith Ave., 172 E. Smith Ave. All Properties for $60,000. Call David at 917-952-3348. 4100Homes for SaleLake 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 SaleSebringAVON PARK* SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. Lake View. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Worker. Drivers License required Leave detailed message at 863-465-7491 SWEETBAY Now taking applications for FT Meat cutters, and PT Meat clerks in both Highlands County stores: FT Market Mgr. for Lake Placid. Apply in person to Lake Placid store 1519 Hwy 27 South, ask for Ron or Sebring store 3250 Hwy 27 South, ask for Paul. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 PICK UP& DELIVERY DRIVER for Lake Placid Store part time, primarily for pick up and delivery of donated items for resale at the Lake Placid Store, Must have a clean driving record. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. EOE DFWP. PARTS PERSON Lykes Citrus Division has an opening for a full time Parts Person at their Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include answering phones, parts ordering, inventory control, distribution/stocking, invoicing of incoming /outgoing parts, ability to lift 25 lbs. Successful applicants should possess 1 year experience in parts inventory or related field and have computer skills. Lykes Citrus Division offers competitive wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at: Lykes Citrus Division 7 Lykes Road Lake Placid, FL 33852 Lykes Citrus Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action/ Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace/ M/F/D/V. LPN'S WANTED Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults is seeking n urses for 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift. Casual work environment, benefit package and paid training. Call Melissa at 863-452-5141 or complete an application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for imp roving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 DIRECTOR, CRIMINALJUSTICE PROGRAM (F/T Application deadline: 4/23/13. Please visit http://interview exchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO. 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. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1 100Announcements Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received an application for a water use permit to withdraw water from wells and/or surface waters from Robert J. Barben Inc. Application number: 20005626.007. Application received: 9/18/2012. Predominant use type: agricultural. Total requested withdrawal average daily gallons per day: 554,200. Peak month average gallons per day: 2,571,000. Maximum daily gallons per day: 8,297,200. From 3 wells. Location: Sections 2 and 11, Township 35 East, Range 29 South, in Highlands County. The application is available for public inspection online via the District's website or Monday through Friday at The Southwest Florida Water Management District Tampa Office, 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, Fl 33637. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of intended agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regulation Performance Management Department, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the Districts website at www.watermatters.org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Performance Management Department at (352800 1(800 March 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-Transportation Operations at a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed amendment to the job description shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 lication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed job description. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested t o call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to amend the minimum qualifications in the job description for a Manager Transportation Operations. A summary of the proposed amendment to the minimum qualifications is as follows: Associates degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 formance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are p recluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the pro-p osed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary. March 31, 2013 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876 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 PUBLIC 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 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2013 2X3 REPORTER AD # 00028837 DUMMY 2013 2X3 CIRCULATION MANAGER AD # 00026405 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X4 AD # 00028742 AGERO 3X5 AD # 00028735AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00028054 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00028056

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C M Y K By ALEX COYNE News-Sun correspondentLake Placid Softball recognized their seniors Thursday night as they hosted the Moore Haven Terriers. e had such a good time, Senior, captain and four-year letterman Laine Weber-Callahan stated. I couldnt have asked for a better senior night with a better group of girls. It was a memorable night for the four seniors, Shelbi Bertram, Laine Weber Callahan, Taylor Test and Chelsea Hillier who topped things off with a win over the Terriers, 13-3. I love my team. Test exclaimed. Without my coaches and teammates, I wouldnt have as much passion for the game as I do. I wouldnt be going to college on scholarship for softball. The bittersweet feeling is always normal on Senior Night, but the girls managed to walk off the field in the sixth inning with smiles on their faces. The Dragons look to keep on smiling as they return to district action Tuesday witha visit from the Lady Bulldogs of Frostproof. It was a similarly lopsided contest in Sebring Thursday with the Lady Streaks taking care of business against a struggling Avon Park squad, 18-0. Things get tougher in a hurry, though as its back to the district schedule anda visit from Winter Haven Tuesday night. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this article. B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Playing host to their third track meet oft he season Thursday, the Blue Streaks were dominant in a b oy-girl sweep. The Lady Streaks tallied a 132.50 team total, topping the field by 92 points over the next team, while the boyst otaled 138 and outdid the field by almost 96 points. The Sebring ladies got the points rolling with a Denise Constant win in the 400meter dash, with Ashley White taking third in the event. Hannah Schroeder and Cassandra Marentes thenw ent first and second, respectively, in the 800, before Taylor Tubbs continued her trend of setting new standards. Taking to the 3,200-meter run, the senior found herself running amid the boys, as she had in the 1,600 at Sebrings previous home meet on T uesday, March 19. But she wasnt amid the boys for long and duplicated h er race win from nine days p rior. I did the two-mile just to try something different, she said. I knew I could get a personal record since I havent seriously raced it in over a year. My goal was to break 11 minutes and get to around 10:56. I went through the first mile in 5:27 and felt a lot better than I thought I would. I finished with a 10:55, so Im very proud of my run. The scoring continued in the hurdles, where Destiny McCartney too first in the 100, with Amaia Unaue taking third. Unaue then placed second in the 300 with Lissette Moran finishing third. The Lady Streaks picked up wins in both the 4X400meter and 4X800-meter relays. Constant, White, Schroeder and Tubbs got the win in the 4X400, while Febe Murillo, Kimber Harris, SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 31, 2013 Courtesy photo Special STARS softball player Elizabeth Jordon was overwhelmed with excitement when she received the Joe Singha Memorial Rookie of the Year award from Singhas step-sister Angie Ruckman (left Special to the News-SunSEBRING The memory of one special athlete was kept alive during the 14th annual Special STARS Softball Classic played on Saturday,March 23, at the Highlands County Sports Complex while another pair of athletes were recognized for a unique friendship. Joe Singha, who passed away at the end of February, was not forgotten by his fellow athletes who played in the softball tourney. Singha had been a member of the Florida Hospital team for several years and looked forward to the season each year. This year in his memory, Special STARSe stablished the J oe Singha Memorial Rookie of the Year award. It was presented to the athlete who was playing for their first time on a team and they had to d emonstrate excellent playing skills, good sportsmanship and overall team spirit. There were four newcomers to the field this year Cole Germaine, Elizabeth Jordon, GregR uggs and E drei Lopez. The coaches from all six teams cast their ballots and selected Elizabeth Jordon as this years winner. Jordon played on Dees P lace team. Singhas step-sister Angie Ruckman attended the event to present the trophy to Jordon who was totally shocked when her name was called as the winner. I am really honored to be s elected for this award espec ially since Joe Joe was my friend, Jordon said as she wiped tears from her eyes after being announced the winner. We went to school together. I really miss him. Several coaches commented on Jordons dynamic playSpecial memories and friendships created at softball tourney We went to s chool together. I really miss him. ELIZABETHJORDON See STARS, Page B3 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Gary DeMarist broke the school record for discus at the Lake Placid meet on Thursday, March 21, then broke his own mark at this past Thursdays home meet, sending the disc flying 137-feet, 2-inches. Blue Streaks strong in track win See TRACK, Page B4 By ALEX COYNE News-Sun correspondent and DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comH ardee traveled to Lake Placid Friday night for a n on district baseball game Thursday night after havi ng downed the Dragons in a home date Tuesday. B ut Lake Placid defended itsturf behind a stellar performance from Tyler Carr, who pitched a shutout, gave up just four hits and struck out 11 in the 2-0 win. Two early runs in the second inning were the only runs for the Dragons, but would be all they would need. It was a good win, head coach Dan Coomes stated. It was nice to win a close game. The Dragons will play host to Port St. Lucie Monday before returning to district action Tuesday at Mulberry. In Avon Park Thursday, the Red Devils continued to get rolling in the right direction with an 8-2 win over visiting Bayshore at Head Field. After snapping a fourgame losing streak with a 1 0-4, Tuesday win over Booker, the offense seems to be back on track. The Devils had scored a t otal of four runs during their slide, but have s cored 18 in their last two games alone, and will be l ooking for a little payback Thursday, April 4, w ith a home game against a Sebring squad that trounced them 12-0 on Monday, March 25. Down in DeSoto Thursday, those same Blue Streaks was cruising along with a 2-0 lead behind five innings of one-hit, fourstrikeout ball by junior hurler Jordan Baker. But when head coach Buck Rapp went to the bullpen for the sixth, the host Bulldogs took advantage and broke out with a four-run inning. The Streaks answered back with one in the top of the seventh, but could add no more in the 4-3 loss that moved their record to 7-11 on the season. Sebring gets back into the District 9-6Aschedule, and back into the win column, Tuesday with a date at Kathleen. Dragons, Devils pick up wins, Streaks stunned It was nice to win a close game. DANCOOMES Lake Placid head coach News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Alexis Adams and the Lady Panthers are on the move. After sweeping St. Petersburg on the road Tuesday, the South Florida softball squad set out Thursday to take on Suncoast Conference leading Hillsborough. After the host Hawks pulled out a 3-1 nailbiter in the opener, the Panthers returned the favor and held on for a 7-6 win for a split of the twin-bill. Hillsborough maintains their lead in the standings at 6-2, but South Florida sits solidly in second at 4-2 and will try to build on that when they host State College of Florida on Tuesday at Panther Field. South Florida splits with conference-leading Hawks News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Test and the Lady Dragons celebrated Senior Night with a big win over visiting Moore Haven. Lady Dragons, Streaks roll Lake Placid13Moore Haven3 Sebring18Avon Park0 I couldnt have asked for a better Senior Night with a better group of girls. LAINEWEBERCALLAHAN

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C M Y K Sebring Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, April 1, beginning at 8:00a .m. Cost is $30 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at j acknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on (863 C heck in by 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.Chamber Spring Golf ClassicSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will host its Spring Golf Classic on Saturday, April 6, at the Sun N Lake Golf Clubs Deer Run course in Sebring. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization. The tournament, presented by Heacock Insurance and Heacock Payroll, will kick off with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Asmall breakfast will be provided before play, as well as plenty of cold beverages on the course. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition luncheon will be held. Players can test their skill at two holein-one challenges, with a chance to win a new car sponsored by the Alan Jay Automotive Network, and $2,000 cash sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of each flight. Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes, and door prizes will be drawn. 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 $50 Hole Sponsorships. Make checks payable to FOPLodge 99. Deadline for team registration is Thursday, April 4. Aportion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information, call Betty Milam at 835-3512.Seminole Trail RunSEBRING The 3rd Seminole Trail Run 5K will be held Saturday, April 6, with an 8 a.m. start, at the Sun-N-Lake Preserve. Proceeds benefit Highlands Seminole Club and Mark Palmer Memorial scholarship funds. For more information, visit highlandsseminoles.org or call Erin at 3869194.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 Scramb le (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 Ho le 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 is the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Make checks payable to Sebrin g 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 a re 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 York4526.634 x-Brooklyn4230.5833.5 Boston3834.5287.5 Philadelphia2943.40316.5 Toronto2745.37518.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB z-Miami5715.792 x-Atlanta4033.54817.5 Washington2646.36131 Orlando1954.26038.5 Charlotte1755.23640 Central Division WLPctGB x-Indiana4627.630 x-Chicago3931.5575.5 Milwaukee3536.49310 Detroit2449.32922 Cleveland2249.31023WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5517.764 x-Memphis4824.6677 Houston3933.54216 Dallas3537.48620 New Orleans2548.34230.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5320.726 x-Denver5024.6763.5 Utah3736.50716 Portland3339.45819.5 Minnesota2645.36626 Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Clippers4924.671 Golden State4132.5628 L.A. Lakers3736.50712 Sacramento2746.37022 Phoenix2350.31526 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Milwaukee 113, L.A. Lakers 103 Indiana 103, Dallas 78 Sacramento 117, Phoenix 103 Fridays Games Orlando 97, Washington 92 Boston 118, Atlanta 107 New York 111, Charlotte 102 Philadelphia 97, Cleveland 87 Toronto 99, Detroit 82 Memphis 103, Houston 94 Minnesota 101, Oklahoma City 93 Miami 108, New Orleans 89 San Antonio 104, L.A. Clippers 102 Denver 109, Brooklyn 87 Utah 105, Portland 95 Saturdays Games Chicago at Dallas, late Orlando at Atlanta, late L.A. Clippers at Houston, late Memphis at Minnesota, late Charlotte at Philadelphia, late Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, late Brooklyn at Utah, late Indiana at Phoenix, late L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late Portland at Golden State, late Sundays Games Cleveland at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 7 p.m. Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh27805412184 New Jersey15118388694 N.Y. Rangers16143357881 N.Y. Islanders1615335100110 Philadelphia131732987103 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal21754710483 Boston2174469472 Ottawa1996448972 Toronto1912442108100 Buffalo131653191107 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Winnipeg181523888103 Carolina15152328996 Washington15171319493 Tampa Bay1518131110103 Florida101962685123WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago25535310973 Detroit17125399085 St. Louis17142369493 Columbus14147358596 Nashville14146348795 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1996449286 Minnesota20112429383 Edmonton13137338395 Calgary131643093114 Colorado111842683108 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim23745010688 Los Angeles19122409782 San Jose16116388282 Dallas161433592100 Phoenix14155339298 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Philadelphia 3, SO Florida 5, Buffalo 4, SO Toronto 6, Carolina 3 Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 0 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Phoenix 7, Nashville 4 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2 Edmonton 6, Columbus 4 Vancouver 4, Colorado 1 San Jose 2, Detroit 0 Fridays Games Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 4, SO Dallas 5, Minnesota 3 Anaheim 2, Chicago 1 Columbus 6, Calgary 4 Saturdays Games Boston at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, late Nashville at Colorado, late Carolina at Winnipeg, late Toronto at Ottawa, late N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, late Washington at Buffalo, late New Jersey at Florida, late Los Angeles at Minnesota, late Vancouver at Edmonton, late Phoenix at San Jose, late Sundays Games Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City257.781 Baltimore189.667 Seattle2111.656 Detroit1914.576 Oakland1613.552 Minnesota1715.531 Chicago1413.519 Cleveland1616.500 Boston1617.485 Texas1617.485 Tampa Bay1517.469 Toronto1517.469 Houston1416.467 New York1418.438 Los Angeles920.310NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Atlanta2015.571 Colorado1614.533 San Francisco1614.533 New York1514.517 St. Louis1615.516 Arizona1616.500 Philadelphia1616.500 Chicago1618.471 San Diego1619.457 Miami1316.448 Washington1418.438 Pittsburgh1318.419 Los Angeles1319.406 Milwaukee1218.400 Cincinnati1219.387 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Thursdays Games Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Houston (ss Philadelphia 7, Toronto 2 Atlanta 2, Houston (ss St. Louis 1, Miami 0 San Diego 6, Cleveland 4 Seattle 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Kansas City 8, Cincinnati 3 Arizona 9, Texas 3 Milwaukee 6, Colorado 2 Boston 6, Minnesota 1 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 4, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 7, San Francisco 3 Fridays Games N.Y. Mets 7, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 8, Boston 3 Detroit 8, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Toronto 1, Philadelphia 0 Houston 6, Chicago Cubs 6, 10 innings Texas 5, San Diego 4 Chicago White Sox 7, Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 2, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 9, L.A. Angels 8 San Francisco 3, Oakland 1 Saturdays Games N.Y. Mets vs. Baltimore, late Toronto at Philadelphia, late Detroit at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota vs. Boston, late Chicago Cubs at Houston, late San Diego vs. Texas, late Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, late L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, late Cincinnati (ss Seattle vs. Colorado, late San Francisco at Oakland, late Cincinnati (ss End of Spring Training BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with RHP Freddy Garcia on a minor league contract. Reassigned OF Chris Dickerson to their minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANSTraded C Brian Jeroloman to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with Justin Verlander on a seven-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAnnounced C Brett Hayes cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Omaha (PCL MINNESOTA TWINSPlaced RHP Tim Wood on the 15-day DL, retroactive March 24. Reassigned RHP Rich Harden and LHP Rafael Perez to their minor league camp. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSOptioned LHP Joe Paterson and OF Tony Campana to Triple-A Reno. Reassigned RHP Nelson Figueroa and C Tuffy Gosewisch to their minor league camp. CHICAGO CUBSAssigned Guillermo Moscoso outright to AZL Cubs. MIAMI MARLINSOptioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Baseball vs.Port St.Lucie,5 p.m.; Boys and Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA TUESDAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys and Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA Sebring TUESDAY: Baseball at Kathleen,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Winter Haven,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys and Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,Lakeland,TBA THURSDAY: Baseball at Avon Park,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Avon Park,6 p.m.; Track at Frostproof,4:30 p.m.; Boys Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Harmony High,1 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.State College of Florida,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys and Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA TUESDAY: JV Baseball vs.Hardee,6 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Boys and Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Sebring,6 p.m.; Track at F rostproof,4:30 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L 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 31, 2013Page B3 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 golf tourney; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; golf tourney; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 5 5 8 8 6 6 ing ability on the field. She came out to her first practice sliding into bases and eager to play ball. Her enthusiasm was contagious with the other athletes and they foll owed her example. A nother special award was given to a partner in the community who went beyond the call of duty to make a special athlete feel a part of the team. Johnny (J.T.) Tanner, who played on the Coffee News team, took time out of his busy day last Friday, March 22, to visit his former teammate William Dickson who receives t raining at Ridge Area Arc in Avon P ark. Because of his poor health condition, Dickson has not been able to participate in softball for the past couple years. Tanner noticed this and missed his buddy. I want William to come to the tournament and be our honorary coach. He can sit in the dug out with his team, Tanner said when he arrived at Arc. I miss him. A s Tanner walked into the computer classroom where Dickson was working, he hid a surprise behind his back for him. Dickson turned to the door and immediately smiled and said, Look its my softball buddy. T anner then pulled the surprise from behind his back and placed a brand new ball cap on Dicksons head. He asked him to come to the tournament and be his honorary coach. Dickson could not refuse such a request and said yes as he was overwhelmed with tears in his eyes. My softball buddy came to see m e. He wants me to coach the team, Dickson kept repeating to his friends after Tanner left. It was obvious that Tanner and Dickson had truly bonded as friends even beyond the ball field. D uring the tournament, the teams headed for their dug outs after the opening ceremony and Tanner was getting anxious because he did not see his honorary coach on the field. Then through the fog, everyone saw Dickson with his walker slowly entering the gate. Tanner could not wait for him. He ran to Dickson, embraced him, and the two walked side by side to the dugout. Dickson stayed the whole day c heering for his Coffee News team from the dug out and yelling out encouragement just like a coach would do. This means a lot to me, Tanner s aid. William is really special to me. Because of their unique friends hip, Special STARS presented them each with medals during the awards c eremony. Tanner had the honor of hanging a n Honorary Coach medal around Dicksons head and Dickson returned the honor by placing the Heart of Gold medal around Tanners neck. The two embraced and shared a very tearful hug. Tanner was also chosen for the Best Community Athlete award by the game officials. Other awards presented were given to Tim Ritenour, of Dees Place, won Coach Sportsmanship award; Rob Torres of Beef OBradys, won Community Athlete Sportsmanship; John Davis, of Heacock Insurance Group, wonS pecial Athlete Sportsmanship; Bill Sobczak, of Avon Park Youth Academy, won Best Special Athlete; and Hank Brady, of Florida Hospital, w on Best Coach. Partners in the local community joined efforts with individuals with d isabilities and played in this coed slow-pitch softball tournament. E ach team featured four special athletes playing with three male and t hree female partners from the community. The Avon Park Youth Academy, coached by Pete Zeegers, was the winner of the tournament. This was their third year in a row to win. They beat Coffee News, coached by Andy Basso, in the final championship game to take the first place trophy. Coffee News took second place. Beef OBradys, coached by Amy Torres, played in the consolation bracket against Dees Place, coached by Tim Ritenour, for the third place trophy. O ther teams were Florida Hospital, coached by Hank Brady, and Heacock Insurance Group, coached by Garrett Martinez. A ll of the coaches were given medals by the special athletes on their teams to show appreciation for t heir efforts. There were 11 special athletes l earning the fundamentals of playing softball in a skill level. T heir team was co-sponsored by Heartland Riders Association and J & J Angels, which was David and Doris Magowan. They competed for medals for throwing, fielding, batting and running the bases. Danielle Jordon coached the sk ill level. Skill level participants getting first place were Fred Moore and James Reed. Second place was won by Alan Kufnowski and Katie Gibson. Third place winners were Jacquelyn Furry and Linda Decker. Fourth place was won by Jeannene Eby and Stephanie Tyree. Fifth place winners were Bryan Bishop and Francesca DiMeglio. Frances Goff won sixth. The Home Run Derby was open for men, women, special athletes, teens and children. Winners and their categories were J eff Johnson, men; Morgan A ndrews, women; Shawn Squires, special athlete; and Cassidy Ritenour children. The South Florida State College was the major All-Star sponsor for the tournament along with Sebring Elks Lodge 1529, Highlands Sertoma Club, Knights of Columbus C ouncil 5441 and Highlands County Board of County Commissioners. Claude Howerton of the Sebring Elks threw out the first pitch of the tournament early in the morning. During the opening ceremony, the Avon Park High School Air Force Junior ROTC presented the American flag followed by the national anthem sung by Logan Lowry, a member of the ROTC. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners donated theu sage of the fields for the tourney. Jeanette Phipps coordinated the umpires who donated their time. Other tournament sponsors i ncluded Reflections on Silver Lake, Highlands Independent Bank, S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, King Equipment, Jim and Carol P hipps, Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center and Morris Funeral C hapel. Overall, the tournament generated more than $5,400. Proceeds from the tournament went to Special STARS to help pay for the 12 different sports and six recreational activities done throughout the year for more than 400 athletes with physical and mental disabilities in Highlands County. Continued from B1 STARS Softball tournament the site of many wonderful moments Courtesy photo Softball player Johnny (J.T.) Tanner (leftfee News honorary coach William Dickson hang a medal around his neck. Tanner received the Heart of Gold award. Tanner presented Dickson with a medal for being their honorary coach during the tourney.

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSaturday, April 6 ADay Hike of approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. There will also be a special event at Tenoroc that day entitled Fish Derby, providing activities for children. If interested, contact the park office at Tenoroc for more information. Bring Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact Pam Williams at 863-602-5185 or email dec1966@aol.com for meet up time and other information. Saturday, April 13 ADay Hike in celebration of Earth Day which is April 22 at Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA consists of 13,531 acres east of Avon Park in Polk County,5 miles south of Frostproof. Part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, this area was purchased to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. Arbuckle occupies a high ridge of ancient sand dunes and contains fast disappearing pine and oak scrub, home to Florida scrub-jays and gopher tortoises. Arbuckle WMAis part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Scrub-jays inhabit the oak scrub along the road into the area. Short-tailed hawks may be observed on the Paula Dockery Trail, and at Lake Arbuckle are wading birds, bald eagles, limpkins and ospreys. Bring sturdy walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, lunch, and dress in layers for comfort against cold weather that may warm as the day progresses. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other details. Wednesday, April 17 ADay Hike of approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. Meet at the Office at park entrance. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring water, snacks sun protection, and wear good shoes, no flip flops. Contact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time and other details. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 Trail Maintenance (come for the day or primitive camp overnight) at the KICCO Wildlife Management Area off SR 60, east of Lake Wales. Meet at entrance to Westgate River Ranch Resort on right when traveling east. Bring Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email: david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other details. Sunday, April 21 Nature Walk at the Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Rd.), Lakeland An approximately 3-mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Saturday, April 27 Day Hike, approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. Meet at the Picnic Lake pavilion parking area. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring water, snacks sun protection, and wear good shoes, no flip flops. Contact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time and other details. Page B4News-SunSunday, March 31, 2013w ww.newssun.com 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 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 3/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 7 7 7 7 5 5 FTA Heartland Chapter April Activities Katherine Stoll and Schroeder finished first in the 4X800 with a time of 12:10.85. Senior Erika Cord equaled her school record 5-feet, 2inches in the high jump, picking up a win, while teammate Shalontay Rose cleared 5feet-even for second. Ive been getting some great coaching and working really hard to get to 5-foot2, Cord said. I really want to clear 5-4 at my next meet. If I can get that and be con-s istent, I should be able to get t o state and maybe medal. Rose followed her second in the high jump with firsts in both the long and triple jumps. Imani Powell took second in the long jump, with Moran taking third. M oran then also grabbed a second in the triple jump. Sebring went first and second in the girls pole vault, as Blake Fort and Ali Blackman each cleared 8-feet. In the throws, Alexxis Harris got a first for the Streaks in the shot put and a second in the discus. Lake Placid and Avon Park also saw their share of strong performances as LadyD ragon Quiahja Williams won the 100-meter dash and took second in the 200. Lady Red Devil Lashady L ove switched up those finishes by taking second in the 1 00 and winning the 200. Lake Placids Alex Coyne t hen pulled off a come-frombehind win in the 1,600 and t eammate Shonkeria Robinson took second in the 100-meter hurdles. The quartet of Lashady Love, Lori-Ann Love, Michelle Riveria and Angelina Ligon won the 4X100 relay for Avon Park, with Williams, Shelby Dillon, Tangie Pagan and Robinson finishing second in the event. Felicia Strouse, Kelsey Knowles, Brandi Best and Brittany Egan then took second for the Lady Devils in the 4X400 and Egan, Knowles, Strouse and Hannah Farr finished second i n the 4X800. Williams added a thirdplace finish for Lake Placid in the high jump and Lashady Love took third in the triple jump for Avon Park. On the boys side of the meet, Brian Dixon got it going with a second in the 100 and first in the 200. Teammate Desmond Edwards took third in both events, and Carl Dassingerf inished second in the 400. Eric Foster then picked up startilingly easy wins in both the 800 and 1,600 runs. I n the 800, Fosters time of 2:08.60 was nearly 17 seco nds ahead of the runner-up, while his time of 4:39.74 was 3 6 seconds better than the second-place finisher. F osters brother Damien then won the boys 3,200 in just as commanding a fashion in 11:07.32, well over a minute ahead of his nearest male competitor. The Streaks got a one, two finish in the 300 hurdles, with Cameron Cobb and Joseph Calvete doing the honors, respectively. The 4X100 relay team of Tony Jenkins, Jordyn Blount, Dassinger and Greg Rawlings got a win, as did the 4X400 team of Jarvis Bridges, Blount, Rawlings and Dassinger. The Foster brothers then t eamed up with Elias Salgado and Nathanial Acosta to win the 4X800. Moving to the field events, Blount picked up wins in the high and long jump, clearing 6-feet and reaching 20-feet, 9-inches, respectively, while teammate ODerrick Gall took second in the triple jump. The Streaks then took all four top spots in the pole vault, with Byron Cobbc learing 12-feet, Zach Garner and Mitchell Winslow each clearing 9-feet, 6-inches and Justin Hough making it over t he bar at 9-feet. Junior Gary Demarest then continued his fast climb in t he throws by winning both the shot put and discus. D emarest had set a new school discus record last w eek at a meet in Lake Placid, and bettered his own mark this time around by almost an additional four feet with a toss of 137-feet, 2inches. I started last year throwing around 112, he said. A lot of practice, great coaches and an awesome team have helped me and Im shooting for at least 150-feet by the end of this year For the Green Dragons, Keplet Charite picked up wins in both the 400-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles and Red Devil Loagan Lashley took third in the 800 and second in the 1,600. Dalton Hillier placed third for Lake Placid in the 3,200 with Avon Parks Steven Roberts taking second in the 110-meter hurdles and third in the 300 and triple jump. Nick Tuason took third for the Dragons in the high jump, while teammate Dennis Johnson was third in the shot put and second in the discus. All three county teams will share the track aga in Thursday on the road at Frostproof and will serve as the final tuneup for Lake Placid and Avon Park before their district meet on Thursday, April 11. Continued from B1 Track season heightening as Districts approach N ews-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Left: Keplet Charite got wins for Lake Placid in both the 400-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles Thursday. Above: Erika Cord equaled her PR and school standard by clearing 5-foot-2 for the win in girls high jump. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE B atons are passed during the first handoff of the girls 4X100-meter relay Thursday at F iremens Field. The event would be won by the Avon Park foursome of Lashady Love, Lori-Ann Love, Michelle Riveria and Angelina Ligon. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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C M Y K S tatePointExperts say that with good communication and solid planning,couples can put themselves in the right position to build a solid financial future together. American couples across all demographics need to spend time talking about financial and retirement issues sooner rather than later,says Tim Johnson, chief investment strategist for Lincoln Financial Network. A couple should literally ask each other,What are we really trying to accomplish here and what do you want out of this whole thing? As part of an ongoing effort to educate consumers about financial preparedness, Lincoln Financial recently launched a set of tips and actionable steps designed to help people achieve financial well-being: Plan with Purpose: W hen reviewing investments and solutions that can help grow and protect wealth,couples need to have a shared plan in mind and an understanding of whats important. Remember,the conversation doesnt have to be all budgets and numbers. You can engage your loved one by talking about concrete goals, such as a wedding,vacations and homeownership. Be Engaged,No Matter What:Dont throw your hands up at uncertain economic conditions. The market has always gone up and down. Volatility is just part of investing. So rather than toss account statements into a pile of unopened mail,identify whats working well and build on it. For whats not working well,rebalance portfolios,as necessary. You can stay motivated as a couple by celebrating small steps along the way. Be sure t o reward yourself responsibly when something good happens. Communicate:Each person in the relationship has an opportunity to take steps, both large and small,that help achieve shortand longterm financial goals. But working together is important. A couple is most powerful when pulling in the same direction. A trusted financial professional can help you get on the same page and chart a solid path to the future. Be sure to hold regular financial meetings to address weaknesses and celebrate successes. Make it fun. Understanding who your partner is and what motivates him or her can make for a strong relationship and a solid future. Visit www.BeAChiefLifeOfficer.c om. A healthy financial relat ionship is a building block for a healthy overall relationship. Take steps now to define your priorities,so you can begin working toward your shared goals. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 2013Page B5 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 StatePointW hile we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone,not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions. A ccording to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,a recent spate of lottery scams or advance fee frauds originating in Jamaica are targeting seniors and otherA mericans by telephone. While the Jamaican and U.S. g overnments have teamed to tighten laws and combat the problem, its important to guard againstb ecoming the next victim. Knowing the difference b etween legitimate telemarketers and scammers is crucial. Protect yourself by taking thef ollowing precautions: Never pay money to collect supposed sweep-s takes winnings. Legitimate opera tions wont require you to pay to collectw innings. Its against U.S. law to play foreign lott eries. If you get a call saying youve w on one,its probably a scam. Never wire money to anyone you dont know. Ignore unsolicited calls from anyone,even charities and companies with whom you already do business. You have no way to confirm the caller is legitimate. Even caller ID can be faked. When in doubt,just hang up. Place your telephone number on t he National Do Not Call Registry. Its fast and free. Visit www.DoNotCall.gov o r add your number to the registry by calling 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register. Check unfamiliar area codes b efore returning calls. Be aware that there are many three digit area codes that connect callers to international tele-p hone numbers. If you dont make international c alls,ask your telephone provider to block incoming and outgoing international calls. Never provide anyone with personal information,such as bank a ccounts,pin numbers or Social Security numbers. Prevent criminals from accessing your money. Contact your bank,brokerages,as well as the Social SecurityA dministration to add a password to your accounts. If callers insist on speaking with you,tell them youll call them directly. Dont take a number offered by a potential fraudster. Youre safer l ooking up the number independently. Scammers often create false deadlines. If you feel pressured,hang up. Youve s pent a lifetime earning your money.You deserve time to c hoose how to spend it. Help others from falling victim to scammers by warning f riends and family. If y ouve received a call,mail o r email you think m ight be from a scammer,report i t to the Federal Trade Commission by calling at 877FTC-HELP (877-382-4357 c ontact local authorities. The Jamaican Government is r esolved to successfully combat this scourge. We have put in place both legislative and operational measures that will ensure that persons w ho prey on vulnerable seniors are held accountable,said Jamaicas Minister of National Security Peter Bunting,who is working with U.S. officials to stop new Jamaican lottery scams. You dont have to live in fear to a void being a victim. By becoming informed of the latest tactics used by s cammers to defraud consumers,you can protect yourself and your finances. StatePointWant to take control of y our retirement planning, but dot know how? Youre not alone. Most Americans want to manage their retirement portfolio on their own,b ut feel intimidated by the process,a new study r eveals. Nearly three-quarters of Americans said thed lovet o manage their own retirement portfolio if they had t he right knowledge and tools,according to a survey by Jemstep.com,an onlinei nvestment advisor,and market research group, Harris Interactive. M eanwhile,67 percent said they think retirement i nvesting is complex and intimidating. The good news is that planning for your future doesnt have to be compli-c ated. Here are four things you can do to take control: Know how much you have and need:When youre dieting,its helpful to weigh yourself and set a goal weight. Retirements avings works the same way. How much money do y ou have and what do you need to save for retirement? You can turn to free online tools for help. For example,CNN Moneso nline calculator factors in your age,current income and savings to determine what you should be saving yearly to support 80 percento f your pre-retirement income. Visit cgi.money.cnn.com/tools to determine your goals. Create a diversified portfolio:Research shows that the single best thing y ou can do for your retirement portfolio is to diversif y holdings. That means splitting money between different asset classes,such as stocks,bonds,cash and commodities. E ach asset class behaves differently under different m arket conditions. For example,when a recession hits,some asset classesm ight rise while others fall. Diversifying means that y our portfolio should be more stable. How should you slice the p ie? That depends on three things:your tolerance for risk,your goals,and the n umber of years until retirement. Select the best investments:Next,youll need to pick specific funds for each asset class. You might decide,for example,to put2 0 percent of your portfolio in funds that represent the stocks of large,stable companies. Which funds should you choose? When youre making that choice,youll want to looka t fund characteristics, such as the fees it charges, i ts historic returns,its volatility,and other factors. If this sounds complex, dont worry.There are resources that can help. Fore xample,Portfolio Manager,a new service from Jemstep,analyzes your current portfolio,gives you a personalized invest-m ent strategy,and offers step-by-step instructions on what to buy and sell to build the ideal portfolio for you. More information is available at Jemstep.com. Stay on track:Things SENIORLIVING Tips to avoid some new scams targeting seniors StatePoint C areful planning can help ensure that you have enough money to enjoy your retirement. Easy steps to take control of your retirement savings Three tips to help plan your financial future StatePoint Start planning early to ensure your financial future.

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C M Y K Page B6News-SunSunday, March 31, 2013www.newssun.com Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, dream girls; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 3 3 olympic 3x5 00028827 Right now is an exciting time of year if youre ano wl fan. Barred owls are in the process of nesting and have more than likely laid their eggs recently. For some mother owls,theh atchlings have found their way out of the eggs and are in the process of fledging. Mother barred owls lay from two to four eggsp er clutch. Hatching takes place about four weeks later and the young owls fledge between four and five weeks after hatching. The nests are usually in a tree cavity that was createdb y another bird such as a pileated woodpecker or a previous nest of a h awk or a crow. Nestlings are brooded by the female,but the male brings homet he food. The new owls eyes will open after about seven days. Once t hey start to fledge,they will begin to venture out to nearby branches. At about six weeks,they venture out and learn to fly.The parents of the new fledglings will care fort hem for about six months. Once they reach adulthood, b arred owls are large birds with gray-brown and white coloration that sport bar patterns on theirc hests. It is fairly easy to identify a barred owl because of its round h ead and lack of ear tufts. Unlike other owls that have yellow eyes, this owl has brown eyes. Theirb eaks are a dull yellow color. Even though this owl looks very large,most of what you see is f eathers. Despite its size,these owls only weigh about one pound. A s adults,barred owls are mostly loners. They only live as family groups from the breeding season until the babies are ready to go out on their own. Mating pairs will stay close to each other within the same territorya nd reunite during when its time to breed. These birds are very territorial and dont usually wander too far from their areau nless scarcity of food drives them to other sites. Another distinctive feature of the barred owl is its call. They have what ist ermed a two-phased hoot,which sounds a bit like they are saying,Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?These interesting creatures have other calls including matingc alls,hoots and the sounds of the nestlings begging for food. L ike other birds of prey,barred owls are carnivorous and dine on small mammals,other birds,rep-t iles,amphibians,fish and invertebrates. Since they swallow their f ood whole,the animal cannot be of too large a size. If they do happen to capture a bigger animal, they rip it apart with their razor sharp talons and beak. They mays tore some of the prey in their nests or cavities to be devoured l ater. The owls talons also serve as skewers to grab prey they have spotted from a perch high above. Iti s an amazing sight to see the graceful,silent bird swoop down a nd grab the unsuspecting prey. Once these amazing animals have had their fill,hours later theyw ill cough up the indigestible parts of the prey. Bones,fur and feathers end up in a oneto two-inch cylind rical pellet,which can be found on the ground near their nest. B arred owls have excellent eyesight. Their big round eyes are designed so they can gather light, which enables them to see in the dark. This is vital to the predator s ince they are mostly nocturnal hunters. All owls look forward,so w hat they see is the same object from two completely different angles,giving them a three dimen-s ional view,similar to the way we see things. Unlike humans,the owls eyes do not move within the s ocket,therefore if they want to look around,they have to move t heir entire head. Barred owls are also blessed with exceptional hearing. They hear similar to the way they see,in three dimensions. Their ear openi ngs are faced forward so that their face actually works as a mechan ism to divert sound waves to their ears. The ear opening on the right is higher than the left opening,w hich enables each ear to pick up sounds from different angles. Their hearing is so sharp that they can l ocate prey in the dark even if they cant see it. O wls are interesting creatures to be sure. One of the important functions they serve is keeping the rodent population in check. So next time youre out walking and you hear the distinctive call,look around and see if you can spot theb arred owls nearby.You can be sure it has spotted you.Wise owl facts: (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology)The great horned owl is the most s erious predatory threat to the barred owl. Although the two species often live in the same a reas,a barred owl will move to another part of its territory when a great horned owl is nearby. P leistocene fossils of barred owls,at least 11,000 years old, h ave been dug up in Florida, Tennessee,and Ontario. B arred owls dont migrate,and t hey dont even move around very much. Of 158 birds that were ban de d and then found later,none had moved farther than six miles away. Y oung barred owls can climb trees by grasping the bark with t heir bill and talons,flapping thei r wings,and walking their way upt he trunk. The oldest barred owl on record w as at least 24 years oldTo find out how to build a nest boxh ttp://www.owlpages.com/download/Nest_Box_Plans_for_Barred_ O wls_by_Michael_Cantwell.pdf C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources D epartment. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Be on the lookout for barred owls and their young OUTDOORS C ourtesy photo Barred owls are fairly easy to identify by their round heads and lack of ear tufts. Unlike other owls that have yellow eyes, this owl has brown eyes. News From T he W atershed Corine Burgess Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com S tatePointSpring is here,which m eans its time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what youg row,consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly. Here are some ideas to consider:Grow dinner Grow the vegetables,herbs and flowers that you would normally purchase for your dinner and floral arrangements. Local is more sustainable because it reduces the carbon footprint associated with transport. And you cant get more local than your own backyard!Encourage pollination Pollination is crucial for agricultural production and the health of the ecosystem. Unfortunately,many pollinating insects are highly susceptible to environmental changes and have in recent years,suffered major population decline. You can help local pollinators thrive by planting a variety of native species of varying colors and shapes and reducing your use of pesticides. Be bird-friendly No garden is truly complete without regular visits from birds. Encourage flying visitors by installing a feeder and bird bath. According to a study published in the Wilson Journal o f Ornithology,billions of birds die annually worldwide f rom collisions with windows. Without affecting the appearance of your home, you can make your windowss afer for birds by applying static-cling decals. To create a complete visual barrier, consider filling in the gaps between decals with UVL iquid dots which are invisible to humans,but visible to birds. More information,visit www.Window Alert.com/. Compost By composting,you will not only reduce your homes overall waste,youll also create a rich soil that can be used in your garden to cultivate plants naturally. Be careful what you compost,however. Sawdust from chemically treated wood,diseased plants,and even walnuts, when composted,can create soil thats hazardous to both plants and people. How to make your garden more environmentally friendly S tatePoint M aking your windows bird safe is an easy fix.

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C M Y K Page B8News-SunSunday, March 31, 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 S ebring 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 t he 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.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. T he Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Parrish office/mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanishfax, 3855169;email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr.Anna V.Adam, 747 S.Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870;385-7300;fax, 3857310;email school@stcathe.com .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday: 3:30 and 5 p.m.(vigilSunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m.(Spanish.m.(Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.(French Mass).Daily Mass:Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:15-7:45 a.m.first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday.Office Hours:8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.Monday-Friday. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil,4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter,M usic Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.TodS chwingel, 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 reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are 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. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 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 Chris t, 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 GOD Church on the Ridge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.;1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870.Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.;Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m.Pastor Dr.Collet Varner, (863 CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP B y JILL LAWLESS Associated PressL ONDON Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation,a heavy man with a light touch,whether inS hakespeare or Neil Simon. But for millions of movie fans,he will always be grumpy Uncle Vernon,the least magical of characters int he fantastical Harry Potter movies. Griffiths died Thursday at U niversity Hospital in Coventry,central England, from complications follow-i ng heart surgery,his agent, Simon Beresford,said. He w as 65. Harry Potterstar Daniel Radcliffe paid tribute to thea ctor Friday,saying that any room he walked into was m ade twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. I am proud to say I knew him,Radcliffe said. Griffiths won a Tony A ward for The History Boysand appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows. But he will be most widely r emembered as a pair of contrasting uncles Harry Potters Uncle Vernon Dursley and Uncle Monty in cult film Withnail and I. G riffiths was among a huge roster of British acting talent to appear in the HarryP otterseries of films released between 2001 and 2011. H is role,as the grudging, magic-fearing guardian of o rphaned wizard Harry,was small but pivotal. Griffiths once said he liked playingU ncle Vernon because that gives me a license to be horr ible to kids. But Radcliffe recalled Griffithskindness to the young star. Richard was by my side during two of the mosti mportant moments of my career,said Radcliffe,who in 2007 starred with Griffiths in a London and Broadway production of Equus. In August 2000,before official production had even begun on Potter,we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys, which was my first ever shota s Harry. I was nervous,and he made me feel at ease. Seven years later,we embarked on Equustogether. It was my first time doinga play,but,terrified as I was, his encouragement,tutelage a nd humor made it a joy. Earlier,Griffiths was the louche,lecherous UncleM onty to Richard E. Grants character Withnail in Withnail and I,a low-budget British comedy about two out-of-work actors that has become a cult classic. Years Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths dies at 65 ENTERTAINMENT By DAVID BAUDER A P Television WriterNEW YORK Barbara Walters plans to r etire next year,ending a television career that began more than a half century ago and made her a trailblazer in news and daytime TV. Someone who works closely with Walters s aid the plan is for her to retire in May 2014 after a series of special programs saluting her career. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymityT hursday. Walters,83,was hospitalized earlier this year after falling and cutting her head whilel eaving a party in Washington and remained out of work after developing the chickenpox. Largely retired from ABC Newsa lready,her main work is at The View,the daytime hit she created in 1997. H er television career began in 1961 when she was hired as a writer for the Today show. She graduated quickly to on-air worka nd became the shos co-host before leaving in 1976 to become co-anchor of ABCs e vening news with Harry Reasoner the first woman in such a role for a television network. The pairing ended quickly and Walters settled into a role as ABC Newscajoler-inchief,competing ferociously to land news-m aking interviews with heads of state and stars of the day. She regularly did interview s pecials,including an annual show with the most fascinating people of the year,and was co-host of /20for two decades,much oft he time with Hugh Downs. She described The Vieas the dessertof her career,a regular gathering of women chatting about the hot topics of the day and interviewing visiting presidents and actors. Barbara Walters to retire in 2014 M CT Barbara Walters TVcareer began in 1961 with the Today show.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 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 church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-655-9163.The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace.Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you.With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity.What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received.The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul.Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life.We teach, train and send forth to win souls.You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter.We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m.every Wednesday.Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, lead pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: covpres@strato.net;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult Bible Study 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@ embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez.Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME.Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos.Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 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 By HILLEL ITALIE A P National WriterNEW YORK The publisher o f Khaled Hosseini,Harlan Coben and other popular authors has decided that its comfortable with letting libraries offer ebook editions of brand newr eleases. Starting Tuesday,libraries can offer e-books from Penguin Group (USA that the hardcover comes out,as witch from the previous policy of delaying downloads for six months,the publisher told TheA ssociated Press. While vastly more e-books are available to libraries compared with a fewy ears ago,Penguin and other publishers have limited digital a ccess for fear of losing sales. The American Library Association has been calling forl ess restrictive terms. I am pleased to learn that P enguins pilot is confirming what research suggests and librarians believe:There is more to be gained than lost when pub-l ishers work with libraries, association president Maureen Sullivan said in a statement. We are encouraged by Penguins willingness to experiment,makea djustments and move forward with libraries and our millions of readers. Penguin has for months been tracking e-book usage atl ibraries through pilot programs around the country.The effect of library downloads on commer-c ial revenues has been acceptable and the publisher was comfortable with making new releas-e s available,the director of online sales and marketing,Tim M cCall,said Wednesday.That means libraries can provide eeditions of Hosseinis And theM ountains Echoedstarting with its official date of publication, M ay 21. BOOKS Top publisher speeds up e -book access for libraries F ICTION 1. Clockwork Princess by C assandra Clare (Margaret K. M cElderry Books) 2 Six Years by Harlan Coben (Dutton Books 3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House Childrens Books) 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books 5. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (Random House Childrens Books) 6. Middle School: My Brother Is a B ig, Fat Liar by James Patterson, Lisa P apademetriou (Little, Brown 7 The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (Atrai/Emily Bestler Books 8. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson (Little, Brown 9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ( Crown Publishing Group) 10. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Random House Childrens Books) N ONFICTION 1 Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg ( Knopf) 2. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 3. Life Code: The New Rules for W inning in the Real World by Phil M cGraw (Bird Street Books 4. The FastDiet by Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer (Atria Books 5. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney (Abrams 6. Patients Come Second by Paul Spiegelman, Britt Berrett (Inc. Original 7. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press 8. Firsthand by Ryan Shook, Josh Shook (Waterbrook Press) 9 Killing Kennedy by Bill OReilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 1 0. 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C M Y K Associated PressPHOENIX An 86-yearo ld man who carried out a mercy killing by shooting his a iling wife and high school sweetheart in the head was sentenced Friday to probation after an emotional hearing where family members tear-f ully spoke on his behalf. George Sanders could have faced more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. The judge,w ho complimented the prosecutor for being courageous in recommending probation, allowed Sanders to walk out of the courtroom. Judge John Ditsworth said his sentence of two years probation was individualized and tempers justice with mercy. It is very clear that he will never forget that his actions ended the life of his wife, Ditsworth said as Sanders stood at a podium,his hands clasped and shaking. In this set of facts,there was a perfect storm of individual circumstances which placed Mr. Sanders in a position where had to make a decision,Ditsworth said. This set of facts hits close to home for all of us. Sanders,wearing khakis and a white sport coat,spoke for only a minute about his love for his 81-year-old wife, Virginia Sanders,who he calls Ginger. our honor,I met Ginger when she was 15 years old and Ive loved her since she was 15 years old. I loved herw hen she was 81 years old, he said,trembling. It was a blessing,and I was happy to take care of her,Sanders continued. Ia m sorry for all the grief and pain and sorrow Ive caused people. Sanders was arrested Nov. 9 after he says his wife begged him to shoot her at their home in the retirement community of Sun City outside Phoenix. He was initially charged with first-degree murder before reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. The family very much loved their mother,prosecutor Blaine Gadow told the judge Friday as he recommended a sentence of probation,noting the very unique, difficult circumstances of this case. I dont know where our society is going to go with cases like this,judge, Gadow said. At this point in time,what Mr. Sanders did was a crime. However,he added,No one in the courtroom has forgotten the victim in this case. Steve Sanders,the defendants son,then spoke on behalf of his father,tellingt he judge the family never wanted him to be prosecuted. I want the court to know that I loved my mother dearly,he said. But I would alsol ike the court to know that I equally love my father. Breaking down at time in tears,Steve Sanders explained how his father had been Virginia Sanderssole caregiver as her health deteriorated. I fully believe that the doctors visits,the appointments,the medical phone calls and the awaiting hospital bed led to the decision that my parents made together,he said. I do not fault my father. A lot of people have hero figures in their life,LeBron James ... some world class figures ... but I have to tell you my lifelong hero is my dad,Steve Sanders told the judge,sobbing. He said his parents had been together for 62 years,the love of his life, my mother. Sanders grandson,Grant Sanders,then described what he called a beautiful love story. My grandfather lived to love my grandmother,to serve and to make her feel as happy as he could everym oment of their life,Grant Sanders said. I truly believe that the pain had become too much for my grandmother to bear. S anders said his wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1969,and the couple moved from Washington state to Arizona in the 1970s for the warm,dry climate. She had been in a wheelchair since 1971. Eventually,his own health deteriorated,and he said it became more difficult to care for his wife. He said she was diagnosed with gangrene on her foot just a few days before the shooting and was set to be admitted to a hospital,then a nursing home. It was just the last straw, Sanders told a detective during his interrogation in November. She didnt want to go to that hospital ... start cutting her toes off. He said his wife begged him to kill her. I said,I cant do it honey,he told the detective. She says,es you can. Sanders then got his r evolver and wrapped a towel around it so the bullet wouldt go into the kitchen. She says,Is this going to hurt?and I said,ou wontf eel a thing,he said. She was saying,Do it. Do it. Do it.And I just let it go,Sanders added. As he sentenced Sanders Page B12News-SunSunday, March 31, 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 HEALTHY LIVING & MORE LLC; 5.542"; 4"; Black; wow 20% off; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 0 0 9 9 1 1 CROSSWORDSOLUTION By MANNY P. HERNANDEZ S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Nonprofit Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care has announced their Pet Peace of Mind program is now fully operational throughout all of Highlands and Hardee counties,bringing peace of mind to hospice patients who own pets by funding grooming,pet food, litter and routine vaccines. The prog ram also provides pet-loving volunteers to assist with dog walking and transportation to vet appointments plus visiting the petsowners at home,nursing facilities,hospitals,or wherever patients may be.Spearheaded by pet-loving householdsSebring resident and hospice supp orter Berniece Kimmel was contacted by a friend about Babe,a f emale Boston terrier that was a displaced victim of the fall 2004 hurric anes and that Babe was available for adoption. Kimmel used to raise Boston terriers years ago and she promptly adopted Babe,who has truly become Kimmels baby since. The Kimmel household,with Babe, i s another pet supporter household awaiting to help out with typical pet needs encountered by Cornerstone H ospice patients. The pieces started falling in place when Lisa Gray,volunteer manager for Cornerstone Hospice,was introd uced to Banfield Charitable Trusts program Pet Peace of Mind. This p rogram was developed by Banfield s pecifically for not-for-profit hospices to help keep patients and their p ets together longer. In May 2011,Banfield awarded Cornerstone Hospice a $5,000 grant a nd Pet Peace of Mind program materials needed to begin. Cornerstone became the first hospice in the state of Florida to be awardedt he program. Melissa Carter,also of Sebring, wanted a unique birthday gift for her daughter,Albany,and in December 2010,English bulldog Tankwasb orn. He has truly become the baby of the family,said Melissa,now happy to see Albany has an inseparable companion and protector. The Carterh ousehold is another hospice supporter household on standby,ready to assist hospice patients with their pet needs. Cornerstone Hospice can help bring peace of mind to their patientsa nywhere in Highlands and Hardee Counties by funding grooming,pet f ood,litter,and routine vaccines to those patients who are in need during this difficult time of their life.C ornerstone Hospice will also provide volunteers to assist with dog w alking and transportation to vet appointments,or to visit their owners in nursing homes or assisted living facilities,or wherever they may be. S ebring resident and Cornerstone Hospice volunteer specialist Dorothy H arris said,My firefighter husband found this male kitty cat after fighting a fire in an abandoned building.H is feet were burned and his fur had melted plastic stuck on it. With lovi ng care from Sebring Animal Hospital,kitty recovered,our daughter named him Shere Khan and he isn ow a sensation in our neighborhood. Harris is the point person overseei ng the Cornerstone Hospice Pet Peace of Mind program in Highlands a nd Hardee counties. The positive results of the Pet Peace of Mind program will help pet owners and hospice patients learn the importance of making a plan to assist their four-legged,furied or feathered family members.C ornerstone Hospice will attempt to find homes for pets who are grieving t he loss of their owners when family and friends are unable to take pets in. Contact Hospice for specialized training For more information or to regist er for one of Hospices volunteer training classes contact Harris at 253-1611 or Gray at (352 or toll-free (888 Since 1984,Cornerstone Hospice a nd Palliative Care,Inc.,a not-forprofit,community-based healthcare organization,has provided comfort and care to Central Florida residents experiencing life-limiting illnessesa nd their families. Last year,approximately 5,000 people in Highlands, H ardee,Lake,Orange,Osceola,Polk and Sumter counties benefited from Cornerstone programs and servicese ither in their own homes,medical facilities,one of the organizations h ospice houses or inpatient suites. Many Cornerstone Hospice programs are made possible through the g enerous support of individuals and groups. For more information about Cornerstone Hospice services,volunteering or making a donation in support of Cornerstone families,callt oll-free 888-728-6234 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org. Pet Peace of Mind helps Hospice patients C ourtesy photo Sebring resident and Cornerstone Hospice volunteer specialist Dorothy H arris, says My firefighter husband found this male kitty cat after fighting a fire in an abandoned building, his feet were burned and his fur had melted p lastic stuck on it. With loving care from Sebring Animal Hospital, kitty recovered, our daughter named him Shere Khan and he is now a sensation in our neighborhood. Volunteer specialist Dorothy Harris is the point person in Highlands and Hardee counties overseeing the Cornerstone Hospice Pet Peace of Mind program. Man, 86, gets probation in Ariz. mercy killing In this set of facts, there was a perfect storm of individual circumstances which placed Mr. Sanders in a position where had to make a decision.JUDGEJOHN DITSWORTH By SETH BORENSTEIN A P Science WriterWASHINGTON More than 4 out of 5 Americans want to pre-p are now for rising seas and stronger storms from climate change,a new national survey says. But most are unwilling tok eep spending money to restore and protect stricken beaches. T he poll by Stanford University released Thursday found that only1 in 3 people favored the government spending mill ions to construct big sea walls,replenish beaches or pay people to leave thec oast. This was the first time a l arge national poll looked at how Americans feel about adapting to the changes brought on by global warming,said sur-v ey director Jon Krosnick, a professor of political s cience and psychology at Stanford. The more indirect o ptions the majority preferred were making sure n ew buildings were stronger and reducing future coastal developm ent. New building codes rated the highest with 62 percent of those surveyed favoring it. T hree in 5 people want those who are directly affected by rising seas to pay for protection,rather than all taxpayers. K rosnick said the low favorability of sea walls a nd sand replenishment reflect the publics fatal-i stic sense that its more realistic to just give up the beach than to try to save it when other storms in the future will just wash ita way again. The nationally representative survey of 1,174 Americans conducted online by GfK CustomR esearch has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. 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C M Y K D ear Abby: I have a relative who is very ill. Shes not expected to survive. She has a 1-year-old daughter, Whitney,and a husbandw ho isnt particularly interested in parenting once his wife is gone. My husband and I have a 3-year-old,and my husband would like to have more children. I love this relative and the little girl,but Im not interested in raising another child. Im fine with just one. My husband feels we have the love and resources to provide Whitney with a good life. I respect the fact that he feels this way,but I work full time. I am also in my mid-40s and already feel overwhelmed being the parent of one child. I enjoy my current lifestyle and being able to travel some. Although we will be fine financially,our lifestyle would be greatly i mpaired. My husband says Im selfish for not wanting to share my good fortune. He may be right,but I feel that if Imt alked into taking her,Ill be unhappy and resentful. Please advise. Only Wants One Dear Only Wants One: Children need love and attention from the adults who parent them. While your husband has that to offer Whitney,you do not. Because you would be unhappy and resentful if your husband talks you into adopting her,it would be better for you and Whitney if someone who really wants a child,and is capable of providing the love and support a child needs,took her. Dear Abby: I am retired from teaching high school biology after 39 years. The last year I taught,some of my students said I was the youngestteacher on the faculty not chronologically,but in the way I talked to them. I treated them as important,as equals. Being around high school students all those years kept me young. Since my retirement,I can no longer do the thing I loved best:teach biology. However,I am keeping my commitment to staying young. Last summer I bicycled 500 miles across Kansas. I do nine hours of dance exerc ise and aerobics a week, paint with oils,do photography and am starting to relearn the guitar. I may be in the early stages ofP arkinsons disease,so I want to do everything I didt get to do when I was younger while I still can. I think too many people are busy being old. Most of my former classmates and friends have died. Many younger people cant do what I do. Some of them tell me I should act my ageand learn to be old.But what Im doing keeps me young, and if I look silly doing it, so be it. I feel more fit now than when I was 21. If I die in an aerobics class it will be a lot better than doing it slumped in a chair. What are your thoughts on this? Living Well in Wichita Dear Living Well: As l ong as you are living a full life and enjoying what youre doing,you should ignore those helpfulindividuals who tell you to acty our ageand learn to be old. It has been awhile since I have read such nonsense. You have been blessed with health,vitality and an inquiring mind. Life is too short to waste a second of it. When youre old and infirm you will know it,so don't let anyone rush you. To My Christian Readers: A happy Easter to all of you! 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. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 31, 2013Page B13 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; m ovie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 1 1 6 6 0 0 DIVERSIONS SU PPORTGR OUPB y ANREW J. RIES ACROSS 1 Festive occasion 5 Stinging remark 9 Italian for "small rolls" 15 Epps of "House" 19 One working on figures? 21 Knocked the socks off 22 Goody-goody's "headwear" 23 Tibetan breed 24 Cinematographer's concern 26 Patriotic org. 27 Starts the haggling at 29 Powerful perch 30 First Bond girl 3 6 Let the tears go 37 In the past 3 9 Rocker Young 40 Real estate listing a bbr. 41 Palm tree nut 43 Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks, e.g. 45 Orange County seat 4 7 Max Ernst, for one 50 Bases-loaded walk stat 5 1 Well-stated 54 Literally, "the tar" 55 Crimson Tide's home 61 Mao's successor 64 Jobs offering of 2007 6 5 Former Bears coach 66 Full or half holds 68 Train-stopping spots: Abbr. 69 Event where the number 12 is important,a nd a feature of 12 twoword answers in thisp uzzle 72 Once, archaically 73 Texas Hold 'em vari-e ty 76 Believing in the green-cheese moon, say7 7 Smoothing tool 79 Leveling initials 80 "The Voice" coach84 Rub with oil 85 Evelyn Waugh, but not George Eliot 8 6 Pujols blasts: Abbr. 87 Interactive website plug-in 9 1 Unusual thing 96 Scare 9 7 Reacted to a mass age 100 __-de-France 101 Wolfe who tracksc rooks 102 "Licensed to __": Beastie Boys album1 03 Sea-Tac posting 106 Its largest hub is in Atlanta 109 Turtledove 111 Hair disheveler 112 Ambulance VIP 113 First Japanese car to be produced in the U.S. 1 16 Mozart highlight 1 22 Ancient Andean 123 Just as prescribed 1 24 Save a date, say 1 25 Consider 126 Bugs 127 Flower stalk 128 Wrist-directed reprim and DOWN 1 "The Simpsons" real e state agent Gunderson 2 Hamburger beef? 3 Shows the way (to 4 Military attack 5 Ovine bleat 6 Men's tennis org. 7 Thing in court 8 Like some shoulders 9 Lambeau Field pro 1 0 Saved up 11 Site of '60s action12 Modern ending? 1 3 "Darn it!" 14 State with a panhand le 15 [Gasp!] 16 Oscar winner Anna1 7 Asserts sans proof 18 Fish eggs2 0 Bush advisor Rove 25 Like koalas 28 Mexican Mrs. 3 0 Young __ 3 1 "Bloom" star Stephen 3 2 Ideal for growing 3 3 OB/GYN test 34 Org. in the film "Sneakers" 35 Italy's La __ 38 Morsel 42 Very little4 4 6-Down counterpart founded by Billie Jean King 46 Ireland's __ Islands 4 8 Go out with __ 49 Soldat's weapon 51 "__ sure you're aware 52 One of Edison's 1,000-plus 5 3 Put in the crosshairs 55 Quaint "Not so" 5 6 B.J. or Justin of baseball 5 7 Commandment verb 58 Mozart's "__ fan tutte" 59 Seraglio room 6 0 J.Lo, for one 61 Mezzo Marilyn 62 Racing great Bobby 63 Stars at the Forum? 67 Official emblem 69 Aweigh 70 US Open champ between John and Mats 71 Grant-providing gp.7 4 '60s defense secretary 75 Chain with stacks 7 7 Coddled kitty, e.g. 78 Crossword-solving S impson 81 At a Lakers' home game, e.g. 82 Place 8 3 '90s U.N. secretarygeneral Boutros-__ 8 4 River past Berne 87 Start of a rhymingB asque game 88 Finished 89 Element's combining power 9 0 2011 Liam Neeson film involving a wolf pack 91 Fjord-like inlet 92 Pink Floyd albumi ncluding "Dogs" and Sheep" 9 3 Abdominal 9 4 Mad-as-all-get-out state 9 5 Tapped-out letters 98 Gets away from9 9 Boozer's affliction 104 Stampede rope 105 Casing outing, briefly 1 07 Physics bits 108 Spring 1 10 Pop singer Lambert 113 Kept under wraps 1 14 Crushable container 115 Native Nebraskan 1 17 Search, with "down" 118 Scratch (out 1 19 Sleep lab acronym 120 TV chef Garten 121 Cause of Cleo's demise Solution on page B12 Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,some conflicting signals from a friend this week might seem like trouble is ahead. But its more likely that your perception of the situation is a little off. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,your imagination has a life of its own this week. You may be thinking of living on the edge a little bit in the next few days but dont overdo it. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,avoid a deep discussion about your feelings with someone at work this week. Now is not the time or the place to share anything personal,so keep it professional. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,dont get sidetracked this week because coworkers are expecting your full attention and effort at the office. You may need to juggle a few responsibilities for the time being. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,make sure you comments are not misinterpreted this week. Someone might take something the wrong way,so choose your words carefully. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,you may be feeling great physically,but there is a nagging problem that you simply cannot identify. Give it time and it will come to the surface. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you know what you want and do not need anyones approval,but you cant help checking in with a family member this week to get a second opinion. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,channel your romantic feelings into action this week. Act sooner rather than later and make the most of your emotions while they're strong. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,learn from the past but do not allow letdowns from the past to dictate your future. There is no guarantee that things will be repeated. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,write things down this week before you say them to be sure you have everything correct. This will help you when you need to make an important announcement. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,you may feel like escaping to a fantasy world,but that does not mean the pressing matters will simply disappear. A vacation may recharge your batteries. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You are in much better shape than you think you are,Pisces. So don't be too hard on yourself this week. It is alright to put your feet up.Famous birthdaysMarch 31 Ewan McGregor,actor (42); April 1 Rachel Maddow,TV host (40April 2 Adam Rodriguez,actor (38April 3 Alec Baldwin,actor (55April 4 Christine Lahti,actress (63April 5 Mike McCready,guitarist (47April 6 Candace Cameron,actress (37 Scorpio should act on romantic feelings Mom happy with one child resists adopting a relatives Mommy,my then young son asked,Is therer eally a tooth fairy? What do you think?I asked. It didnt take h im long to say, No,its just pretend. A few moments later,it was the Easter Bunny,and,then,youg uessed it,Santa. Each time,I replied with t he same question and he instinctively knew the answer.There were not ears; just a gentle coming to the truth of things fun, b ut just pretend. Then I said,But,Chris, everything Mommy has taught you about God and Jesus is true. The Bible ist rue. Oh,I know that!he e xclaimed. It makes me think of Mary and Martha whob elieved who Jesus was for some time. So much so, t hat when their brother, Lazarus,was sick,they sent for the Master suret hat he would heal him. But,when Jesus delayed and arrived after Lazarus h ad been dead four days, they wondered why he didn t come right away to heal him.Why did he let him die? Jesusreply to Martha in John11:23,NKJV,ourb rother will rise again causes her to express her confidence in his resurrection at the last day.But what Jesus says next must have stun her. I am the resurrection a nd the life.He who believes in Me,though he may die,he shall live.And whoever lives and believesi n Me shall never die.Do you believe this? Imagine the hope welling up i nside her when she declared, es,Lord,I believe that You are the Christ,the Son of God,who is to come intot he world. Marthas faith has prop elled her into realizing that the unseen is the greater reality over thatw hich she can see through her tears of grief. Take away the stone, Jesus says. But Marthas present reality bursts in and she cries about the stench of death after fourd ays. But Jesus points her to the greater,unseen realit y that she will see the glory of God. She will see that He is master even overd eath. And Lazarus is called forth from the tomb. A mazingly,this miracle leads directly to Jesus arrest,trial,crucifixion andt o the greatest unseen reality the power of God over life and death for all e ternity. Jesus embodies resurrect ion life and offers it to all who believe in him as we see in Ephesians 2:8; For by grace you have been saved through faith,andt hat not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works,lest anyone should boast. Resurrection. Your ultimate reality. Selah J an Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Resurrection reality Pause And Consider Jan Merop Snapshots Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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