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Publication Date: 04-03-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-4, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 40 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 84 65C omplete Forecast P AGE A10 A shower or T-storm in the afternoon F orecast This weeks question: Would you vote for C harlie Crist if he ran for governor again? www.newssun .comP oll open until Saturday. M ake your voice heard at O nline O bituaries Guy Stebbins A ge 91, of Sebring JonBruce Whitelaw Age 56 Obituaries, Page A6 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 39.2% No 60.8% Total votes: 212 CelebrationsB8 ClassifiedsA7 C lubs & OrganizationsB7 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear AbbyB9 Dinner DivaB9 Editorial & OpinionA3 Friends & NeighborsA6 Lottery NumbersA2 Movie TimesA9 NASCAR This WeekB3 Sports On TVB2 Index Dragons winH arris, Lake Placid h andle Jaguars SPORTS, B1Boat ramp set for repairsV eterans Beach ramp will be closed f or two weeks while channel dredged PAGEA 2Pass the potatoesW ays to make your s puds super LIVING, B10TrendingGay marriage equality box spreads on social media sites PAGEB5 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, low down payment; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 6 6 9 9 UNSUNGHEROES By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners Tuesday morninga pproved County administrator June Fishers selection of Randal Vosburg as the new assistant county administrator. His salary,set at $92,500 a year with benefits,comes in the middle of the pay range which Fisher said stretched between $81,000 and$ 120,000 a year. When questioned, s he reported $116,000 had been budgeted in the post for the current fiscal year,reflectingF ishers former pay scale when she held the position. Fisher said Vosberg comes with no contract and no guaranteed increases,bonus-e s or severance pay as part of the package. Vosburg has a decade in public administration in diverse positions, including senior land use planner, director of strategic planning and director of professional compliance for county government. In addition to working for Polk County,he most recently was employed by the Polk County Sheriffs office. He holds a masters degree in public administration,is certified as a public manager and is a member of the American Institute of Certified County hires Fishers backup By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Mary Hazel Teope thrilled Heartland Idol audience members when she made history Saturday night by winning the 2013 Heartland Idol contest. Teope is the first ever Idol contest to win all three Idol divisions junior,teen and adult Heartland Idol founder Diana Walker confirmed. Teope took the Junior Idol crown in 2005 and the Teen Idol crown in 2008; the young woman impressed judges for the third time Saturday and was named the overall Heartland Idol winner. The talent-filled competition was a difficult one to judge with so many energetic performances by the final five contestants Ashley Nicole Elder,Gary Johnson, Teope makes history with third Heartland Idol win News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Mary Hazel Teope takes home a $2,000 check Saturday evening after winning the Heartland Idol competition at the YMCA in Sebring. Teope has won junior, teen and adult Heartland Idol. Also won junior and teen crowns B y SCOTT DRESSEL editor@newssun.comThe suspects in the March 24 wind ow shooting spree now face more charges than just breaking windows. The window shootings took placef rom one of the county to the other, and resulted in more than 70 locat ions being damaged. The estimated damage from the window shootings in Sebring alone, w here 30 locations were hit,is in excess of $40,000. A ccording to arrest reports,46-year-old Michael WilliamB rown of Sebring, 18-year-old Cody D ayfert of Zolfo Springs and a 13-year-old Sebring boy also stole eight fire extinguishers f rom Nu-Hope at 6414 U.S. 27 South in Sebring,where twog lass windows and a glass door were shot out. T he reports also show that it was secur ity camera footage from a trip to Walmart that helped investigators identify who was behind t he vandalism spree. The report said that at around 4:09 a.m.,a video showed a silver vane nter the Walmart parking lot,where t hree people,later identified as the suspects,got out and went into the store. Video from inside the store reporte dly shows the 13-year-old stealing Window suspects face array of charges Brown Dayfert Randal Vosburg comes f rom Polk County Vosburg See COUNTY,page A5 S ee WINDOW,A4 See TEOPE,A5 N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A true Unsung Hero, Dee Andrews, owner and operator of Dees Place in Sebring, has quietly contributed to her community for years. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Dee Andrews, who owns and operates Dees Place with her family,is the NewsSuns inaugural Unsung Hero of the Month. We honor Andrews for her lowkey support of the community. For instance,for almost two years the Way Church held its services in Dees Place. s a sweet person with such a big heart,the churchs pastor, Reinhold Buxbaum,said. As a Christian she is always ready to support a church or mission. She helped us an awful lot. As The Way grew,Buxbaum explained,the congregation needed more space until a permanent home could be found. Many of the congregrants eat regularly at Dees Place. One of them approached Andrews,asking if they could use her restaurant in the meantime. Dee is such a good Christian. Her restaurant is closed on Sundays,so she was not only up for the idea,she let us use the kitchen to make coffee. She also let us have office space on the second floor,Buxbaum said. Andrews has championed young singers for years. She volunteers her dining room as a venue for young musicians starting out. For example,country and Christian music star Tommy Brandt gave one of his first concerts at Dees Place, and before he stepped away from Dee Andrews cooks up more than food See DEES,A4

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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING There were no ifs,ands or buts at the Pinwheels for Preventionc eremony Tuesday. It takes the entire community to save o ur children from the horrors of a violent or negligent family. H eld in front of the County Courthouse every year,Pinwheels for Prevention raises awareness about the tragedy of childa buse and the need to find solutions. Two speakers rose to challenge the community to be a part of those solutions. T enth Circuit Judge Peter Estrada,currently assigned t o juvenile and family court, told the audience,This is ac all to arms. When I remove a child from a home there is an aftermath. es,we have kids who have been removed and arei n the system. It disrupts everything in their lives. We have to step up to the plate. Estrada said Highlands is, blessed with relatives andc aring foster families,but there are limitations. A childs needs have to come first. Tutors are needed to help children through tumultuous times when their education often suffers. Without education,Estrada said,children already burdened may never have a proper chance. He asked the doctors and dentists in the community to be a part of a foster childs recovery by providing the immunizations needed to able to play sports and prov ide early dental care. What are we doing? E strada asked. What are we doing for our children and our community? J eff Roth,director of the Champion for Children A dvocacy Center,went further. One area where weve f ailed with an F,he said,is the lack of foster homes in our county.There has been progress,Roth added. oster homes are no longerf or profit. Homes are chosen for providing love with no strings attached. Inappropriate families are now weeded out. T oo many people think providing shelter for child ren in danger is the responsibility of the state,Roths aid. But it is the communitys responsibility also. Its cruel to move children far away from everything they have known becausef oster homes are in short supply in Highlands County, Roth said. The focus has to be on finding the best place for a child,not the most con-v enient. This community,Roth added has many individuals and church congregations filled with compassion, vision and generosity who want to help. A new faith-based initiative is evolving,Roth said, to make helping possible. Begun by Missy Albritton and called 1-1-1,the goal is to get church congregations to mentor or even foster a child. The system is asking the Christian community for help,Roth said. If we have failed in the past,we can succeed now. Remember the oyster turns a grain of sanda pearl. s not so much what you do. Its what you teach, so children can do for themselves,he said. Leave your mark. For information call the Childrens Advocacy Center at 402-6815. Page A2News-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 March 30 4913404150x:2Next jackpot $2 millionMarch 27 192425262844x:2 March 23 61113243553x:5 April 1 1625272829 March 31 1218192533 March 30 329313234 March 29 1026242936 April 1 (n 7245 April 1 (d 2212 March 31 (n 4615 March 31 (d 7710 April 1 (n 572 April 1 (d 020 March 31 (n 118 March 31 (d 170 March 29 1230394410 March 26 113143614 March 22 4713382 March 19 121223420 March 30 1123264655 PB: 27Next jackpot $40 millionMarch 27 737434852 PB: 16 March 23 1729315253 PB: 31 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Scribblers and Scribes meet todaySEBRING The F lorida Writers Association group,Sebring Scribblers and Scribes,will hold its monthly meeting at7 p.m. today at Beef O B radys in Sebring. The guest speaker is Mark Swift who has been an I.T. professional trainer for 15 years. He will assess thei ndividual needs of its members and return for a follow-up meeting in May. The meeting is open to the public and membershipi n FWA or Scribblers is not required,although membership applications area vailable. For more information,call Barbara Beswick at 402-9181.Moose Riders plan fish frySEBRING The S ebring Moose Lodge 2259 Moose Riders are hosting t he monthly fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The menu will consist of a fish basket or chicken wings basket. Karaoke fun willb egin at 6 p.m. Drug Free Highlands hostsT own Hall MeetingLAKE PLACID M embers of Drug Free Highlands will present an informative Town Hall M eeting on Wednesday, April 10 at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at the Lake Placid Camp andC onference Center,2665 Placid ViewDrive. Drug Free Highlands has put together a panel of its partners,which includeM elisa Sowers of Highlands County Teen C ourt,Alison Fulford of Department of JuvenileJ ustice and others from mental health and law enforcement agencies,to discuss trends and give input on prevention needsi n the community. The Town Hall Meeting is open to Lake Placid chamber and Drug Free Highlands members. Thec ost is $10 and guests should arrive at the conference center no later than 11:45 a.m.,as the meeting will begin promptly at noon. Advanced registration to c hamber@lpfla.com or by calling 465-4331 no later than Friday.Commodities to be distributedSEBRING Commodities distribution will be from 9 a.m. to noonF riday at The Salvation Army,3135 Kenilworth Blvd. Clients in vehicles with 2013 Commodities cardsm ay use the drop off lane for their distribution. Clients without 2013C ommodities cards must go inside to certify for the year. Receive a new carda nd the distribution for the month. T his institution is an equal opportunity provider. Call 385-7548 if you havea ny questions.Womans Club has general meetingSEBRING Womans Club of Sebrings generalm eeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday.The l uncheon will be catered by Mae Lees Deli. Reservations can be madeb y contacting Barb King at 382-3559. The program w ill be presented by the Education Committee, chaired by Judy M cLaughlin and King.Azure College a bon marrow swab siteS EBRING According to Azure College officials, its Sebring branch is now an approved swabbing site through Be a Match-B one Marrow Company. The reasoning for explori ng Be a Matchwas due to McKinze,a young girlf rom Lake Wales who was searching for a donor for bone marrow. To date,about 25 Azure students and staff haveb een swabbed for the match program. As a local approved swabbing site,the residents of Highlands County canp articipate in the Be a Matchprogram,free of charge. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS News-Sun staffSEBRING A 26-yearold Sebring man was booked into the Highlands County Jail Thursday charged with two counts of sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl. According to arrest reports JeffreyAlan Louks is charged with assaulting an acquaintance on two occasions,the first on New Years Eve and again on a later date that wast specified in the report. The victim told investigators that on New Years Eve, she was in her bedroom watching TV with Louks when he slowly placed is hand over her mouth and held her downas he forced her to have sex. On the second occasion, the report says Louks found the victim at a location (the address was redacted from the report),took her into a girlsbathroom at the site and once again slowly placed his hand over her mouth and forced her to have sexual intercourse. Louks was booked on two counts of sexual assault by someone 24 or older on a victim 16 or 17 years of age,a second-degree felony. He was still in jail Tuesday morning on $20,000 bond. Sebring man charged with sexual assault on teenager Louks News-Sun staffSEBRING The Sebring Police Department is investigating a dead body that was found in a car on Tuesday morning. According to Commander Steve Carr,a patrol officer discovered the car and body on Bossie Watson Avenue near Zephyr Road in Washington Heights. The car and the body were being transported on Tuesday to the medical examiner in Lakeland for investigation into the cause of death,Carr said. No other information was available since the case is still under investigation. Body found in car in Sebring By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING City Administrator Scott Noethlich announced Tuesday morningt he closing of Veterans Beach boat ramp beginning Thursday. Dredging of the boat ramps channel will begin Thursday and is expected to take approximately two weeks. Ther amp will be closed throughout the schedule dredging time period. Theres about a 250 feet long channel and its about 40 feet wide that is going to be dredged,Noethlich said. The council gave the go-ahead for the project at the March 5 council meetingw hile the City Pier dredge hole project was still taking place. The new project will remove the fill from the channel,which was originally constructed in the late 1980s.A pproximately 1,700 cubic yards of fill has accumulated in the channel and will be removed. e will dredge to the specifications that are allowed in the maintenance ordinance,Noethlich said. The soil will be pumped up onto the property,tot he right of the ramp,near that grassy area. It has to be pumped above the high level water mark. Department of Environmental Protection and the state regulate howa nd where the soil from the channel Veterans Beach boat ramp to close for two weeks for maintenance See BOAT,A6 Community challenged to step up to the plate Pinwheels for Prevention News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Child advocates gather Tuesday morning to emphasize the need to do something about child abuse. Speakers said the community has to step up, becoming a part of hands-on s olutions. More foster homes needed in county

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C M Y K National numbers are chilling. According to theN ational Child Traumatic Stress Network, in 2011 almost 680,000 children werea bused within the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto R ico. Of that number more than 1,500 died as a result of the abuse. A ccording to childhelp.org, nearly five children died e very day from abuse or neglect in 2011. This number is up from 1998 when slightly more than three children were reportedly killed daily. Eightyp ercent of all those children were under age 4. C hild abuse is a plague that crosses economic, ethnic, religious and educationall ines. No community is immune. N either is Highlands County. For example, in February 2011, Orestes Gonzalez pleaded guilty to sexuallya busing at least five girls at Lake County Elementary School. On July 7, 2012, 10-m onth-old Milo Rupert was found starved to death in his h ome. According to fosteringcourtimprovement.org,b etween October 2010 and September 2011 there were a lmost 1,700 maltreatment investigations conducted by the Champion for Children Childrens Advocacy Center. Of those investigations, 224s ubstantiated abuse. Sadly, there are more horr or stories than the heart can bear. We cant, however, simply s tand by wringing our hands and wiping tears from our e yes too much is at stake. For example, according to childhelp.org, roughly 30 percent of abused children go on to becomes abusers themselves, and as many as twothirds of individuals in druga nd alcohol rehab programs report being abused as children. Florida statutes say it is the duty of every resident tor eport suspicions of child abuse, which may be done anonymously by ordinary cit-i zens. The Childrens Advocacy Center lists some of the dan-g er signs including: welts or skin injuries; appears u nwashed and unclean; begs or steals food; shows extremes of behavior; actsu nusually adult, or the reverse; is often tired and w ithout energy; habitually absent or late for school; is consistently unpleasant and hard to get along with; engages in frequent vandal-i sm, sexual misconduct, or abuses alcohol or drugs. T here are, goodness knows, dozens of issues with month-long awareness cam-p aigns in addition to child abuse, April, for example, is a lso Financial Literacy Month but nothing is more important than preventing child abuse and neglect. R emember the old saying, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. T he Childrens Advocacy Center can be reached at 4026 845 and the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7200. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515publisher@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGV ICKIE WATSONE xt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, April 3, 2013Page A3 Abusers too often enabled to feel secureEditor: The judge who looked the other way regarding abuse of mentally-challenged patients. How often the facts arec overed up, enabling the abusers to feel secure. H ave we so soon forgotten the boys school in Mariana, where recentlyg raves of some of those boys are buried? When they came up missing, school officials claimed they were runaways. The public was satisfied, apparently with that lame explanation.N o charge pressed, people stopped talking about it. When the news of having found graves on the property of the boys school appeared on television, that was the end of the story. Not form e. I had a reason for wanting to learn the outcome. In the late 1950s or early 1960s one of my sons, about 15 years old at the time, was sent to Mariana School for Boys to serve one year. The charges were skipping school, getting into trouble with a gang of boys his age, stealing hubcaps off automobiles, etc. He was incorrigible, out-of-hand at the time, I felt relief that my son would be safe in school and focused on learning. One year would get him back on the right track. The thought comforted me. The hardest part for me was that no family members or friends would be allowed to visit. We were allowed to write a letter two times a month, as I recall receiving the same from my son. All mail was censored. At the end of the year I received a notice that my son was being released a certain day, specific time. As soon as we drove off the school property and were on the main highway, my son began to ventilate his experiences of the past year at the school. The first thing he said, Mom, I think they have killed two of the boys. Some big guys took them down for punishment and we never saw them again. They claimed the boys ran away towards the swamp, they couldnt find them so they got away. My son was punished two times, once for starting a pillow fight after the lights were turned out. He never talked about the reasons for the second punishment, other than saying he was a slow learner but he learned well. Two years before my son died (June 4, 2012), he told me what the men did to him in boys school. All punishments were handed out at night after dark. My son was led down to a building, away from the main buildings. Naked, they shocked him face down on a bare wire bedspring, a four-point means of restraints, face down. The men took turns beating him with something that cut with each blow. He was scourged from his shoulders to buttocks and legs until he nearly passed out. They told him to cry. He couldnt cry because he had no strength left. After what seemed like a long time, wet with blood, they removed the shackles. My son was unable to get off the wire bedsprings by himself. His back was cut and bleeding, his buttocks were raw, the skin off in places. All the time the beating was going on, he was being cut by the bedsprings. Now I understand why no visitors allowed. The judge who ruled in favor of the Florida brain injury hospital may be cousins to the punishing maniacs in Mariana. Who knows? Una V. McLaughlin SebringHow can they live with budget cuts?Editor: The recent budget sequester brought out a continuous raucous squall from the politicians who want into your pockets. All this brought on by a 2 percent cut. Tales of disaster abounded, because these politicos couldn't stand the idea of not having the extra 2 percent of your money to spend on snail studies or White House calligraphers. The best one came from Floridas own member of Congress Debbie Wasserman Schultz. According to a Washington Times story, she claimed her aids were being priced out of a good meal because of the sequester. Congressperson Schultz said the taxpayer funded cafeterias at the capitol were increasing prices and this was keeping staffers from eating. According to the same story, these staffers make between $60,000 and $100,000 per year. I know most people reading this will wonder how these poor people can live on that. I think that as concerned citizens we should help them deal with this draconian 2 percent cut by sending them a can of beans or something. I would certainly encourage all taxpayers to call her office to determine what sort of food donation would help her poor starving staffers out. Perhaps the United Nations can provide food relief to the Capitol. Something has to be done because I can still hear the crying. Oh Lord, they went and raised the cafeteria prices to reduce the deficit, were done for. It is keeping me up at night. Will we as a country survive this? Dana B. Orr Avon ParkFollow the gold standardEditor: I think Im one of the most liberal persons in Highlands County, but I do not support gay marriage per se. I do support civil unions with the same financial and legal options as a male/female marriage but not the right to adopt children. Aunion between a male and female is the way nature intended mammals to reproduce. How could either of two males explain female puberty to a child since neither one ever experienced this first period of becoming capable of reproducing? Have one of their mothers or sisters give the explanation? That would be an admission that they were a failure. What happens when that child attends school and faces their classmates? The gold standard is to have married, heterosexual parents. Every study pretty well finds that it doesnt matter what arrangement youre looking at; theres no question the gold standard is having two parents, married, opposite sex. Sandy Oleesky Sebring Stand between children and violence April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Tuesday morning, child advocates gathered at the c ourthouse to draw awareness to the problem of neglected, beaten or sexually abused children. Acolleague of mine quipped theo ther day that the only religion he believes in is his own. Sure, I countered. Youp iously believe in your own opinion. Which pretty much sums up every debate Ivee ver had on religion. Liberals will tell you J esus was a Middle Eastern Jewish hippie who hated money and communed witht he outcasts of Roman society. He threatened the stat us quo and was executed for it. From this narrative real Christianity means challenging authority and helping the poor and thed isenfranchised. Its an allinclusive religion based on t olerance and peace. Also theyre vehemently opposed to capital punish-m ent. Conservatives will tell y ou Jesus battled Satan. They see Satan everywhere: Muslims, Jews,C ommunists, single women, sex, homosexuals, hippies, Satanists, Atheists, r ock music, rap music, facial hair, the Pope, O bama, government spending, China, drug use and (the one Im totally on board with) yoga. In their Bible theres war and pun-i shment. There are rules, and if you follow them you dont incur gods wrath. Its simple, its rigid and its biblical. Tolerance is code for Christians being persecuted for their beliefs.A lso, Jesus loved guns. In the 1700-year history o f Christianity there have been revitalizations, revisions, reformations and Mormons. Christianity is eternally getting back tot he true meaning of Truth. Its a battle over who holds the deed to the proverbial Garden of Eden. Christians disagree with otherC hristians as to what Christians believe. The point is: Religion has the charm of conforming to ones opinion. Christendom has been splintered since the moment it was dubbed Christendom. The reason? Religion is subjective. Every group thinks they are the ones doing it right; others are mistaken. Church is a marinade of confirmation bias. Nowhere is this more tangible than the debate over same sex marriage. Those who have a visceral dislike of homosexuality have decided their version of Christ would also condemn gay rights. Those who think love is the ultimate virtue think their version of Christ is pro-allmarriage. Those who oppose it will point out parts of the Bible that agree witht hem. Those who are for it will point out the parts of the Bible that agree with them. R eligion and opinion could be synonyms in most instances. (Authors note: I will get emailst his week telling me that Im wrong about C hristianity and that the real Christianity is something that the writerb elieves in. The letters will tell me Ive missed the m ark and try to persuade me to their belief of their beliefs. It will happen. Itll come from very nice, wellmeaning people without as ense of irony.) Which is why a piece of l egislation like Kentuckys House Bill 279, also known as the ReligionF reedom Act, should give us all pause. The states H ouse Democrats overrode the Governors veto to pass the law this week. The realp ush, I suspect, to fast track this bill comes from church leaders who are p aranoid they could lose their tax-exempt status if t hey openly denounce homosexuality, so they clamored for a shield. The (now should be no burden placedo n a persons freedom of religion. It then specifies: burdenshall include indirect burdens such as withholding benefits, assessing penalties, or an exclusion from programs ora ccess to facilities. The faithful dont want t o be discriminated against for discriminating. Of course they dont, being discriminated against is awful. H B 279 is opposed by anyone whos ever been on the wrong side of vehemence. It gives Kentuckians the right toi gnore laws they disagree with based on their opinion/religion. Its the right to act on prejudice. Or as one supporter told a Focus on the Family affiliate, the bills aim is to practice their beliefs in the open. So the question is where does my religious opinion end and your civil rights begin? Does my conviction trump your liberties? Its a showdown of rites versus rights. When it comes to equal protection my faith is in the U.S. Constitution rather than the Bible. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the editor-inchief of TheContributor.com. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Rites vs. rights Guest Column Tina Dupuy

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C M Y K Page A4News-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, spring cleaning; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 6 6 9 9 3 3 SASroofing 3x10.5 BW 00029001 from his Love Like Gravity Christian group to become pastor at the Grace Bible Church, Dustin Woods performed concerts there too, as have the Wacasters. Andrews observed early on that the concerts mainly attracted an older audience.S he wanted to bring Christian music and prayer to young people too, she said, so she helped create theC ircle of Truth Ministry, which brings a major concert of Christian music to Sebrings Circle Park every year. Most young people dont have the money to give a donation for the program, she said. We needed to reach out to them. Now we collect donations from community churches and individuals, so everyone can attend. Asked if she is musical herself, Andrews laughed. I cant even clap my hands to t he beat, she said. Andrews and her family a re generous in many ways. F or example, every election cycle Andrews has an open window policy. All candidates are encouraged to post a sign in the window.O ne of the best ways to find out who is running for office i s to stroll by Dees Place. Dees Place has donated food, cooked food ands erved food for fundraising events ever since the restaur ant opened more than 20 years ago. Her caring of others also s hows in how she conducts business where customer service is important. Dee is the kind of person who learns what you like to e at, said Dr. Diana Carr, a regular at the restaurant. She has my cold tea at the table before I sit down, and my breakfast is alreadyc ooking. She remembers details, like I dont like ice in my tea. Modest and uncomfortable in the limelight, Andrews said everyone knows her family is a team, and herp arents, Dwight and Marilee Ritenour, set her a wonderful e xample. When we arrived in Highlands County I was in the fifth grade and my father was disabled, Andrews said, adding that didnt stoph im from creating the Child Evangelism Fellowship and r unning the Church Service Center. My parents and sister (Cindy Stouta nd ran the Womens Shelter in Avon Park. God put us h ere, Andrews said, and wherever God leads me, thats where I will go. Follow your dream, Andrews said, looking around the dining room. They told us we wouldnt last a year. Look at us 20 y ears later. Of course, you have to work hard. Andrews is the quintessential example of an unsung hero. Day after day she noto nly runs her business successfully, she, her husband Stacy and her sisters, Tanya Friend and Stout give it a heart. Dee Andrews is not the type of person who seeks fame or glory. What shed oes, she does quietly, because it is the right thing t o do. Continued from A1 N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Dee Andrews stands in the kitchen at Dees Place. She has offered the use of her dinning room for Christian concerts, and church services, and sets an example for generosity in the community. Dees Place has been more than just a restaurant B y MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressST. AUGUSTINE Floridas top elected officials celebrated the states5 00th anniversary Tuesday at a Cabinet meeting that was light on substance but infused with historical references, including a re-enac-t or portraying the 16th-century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. The morning started with the setting off of the cannona t the Castillo de San Marcos, the nearby Spanish fortress that was built in1 672. Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief FinancialO fficer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner A dam Putnam then toured Colonial Quarter, the historic section of St.A ugustine the nations oldest city continuously o ccupied by European descendants. At the Cabinet meeting at F lagler College, a Ponce de Leon re-enactor led attendees in a chant of Viva Florida! after describing the expedition that led to thef irst Spanish settlement of Florida in 1513. Flagler College also was noted for its role in Floridas growth, as the school was once ah otel built by Henry Flagler, whose construction of railroads and resorts helped open the Sunshine State to development at the turn oft he 20th century. s always nice to shoot a cannon at 6:30 in the m orning, Scott said after the Cabinet meeting. I think we woke up a few peo-p le but I dont think we hit any ships. T he Cabinet meeting touched on a medley of topics, including Floridasi mproving economy. Five northeast Florida teachers w ere presented with awards, and a 10-year-old girl who had received an organ transp lant made a plea with her mother for support of a program run by the states tax collectors that allows driverslicense applicants tom ark that they want to be organ donors. Bondi also showed off a Yorkie mix dog that had been found homeless in an effort to find her an ew home. ADepartment of Economic Opportunity official briefed the Cabinet members on Floridasd ecreasing unemployment. State officials announced last Friday that Floridass easonally adjusted unemployment had dipped to its lowest level in more thanf our years in February to 7.7 percent. A Department of Revenue official also briefed Cabinet members on the states ris-i ng tax revenue. e are growing, said M arshall Stranburg, the departments interim executive director. States 500th anniversary marked at Cabinet meeting P okemon cards and collector albums. The trio then returned to the van and traveled to the far end of the parking lot to the Mattress Firm at around 4:31 a.m. The van circled the Mattress Firm parking lot and then exited onto Schumacher Road. The Mattress Firm windows were damaged during that time frame. Acheck with Chief James Fansler of the Lake Placid Police Department turned up video of a similar van driving down Interlake Boulevard where most of the damage was done with the passenger door sliding open as the van slowed down. The van was spotted on the Lake Placid security cameras just after2 a.m. The van was later located on Baxter Avenue, with Brown and the 13-year-old inside. Brown is charged with 55 counts of firing a missle into a building, 18 counts of criminal mischief with damage between $200-$1,000, 13 counts of criminal mischief with damage o f $1,000 or more, 24 counts of criminal mischief with damage of less than $200, eight counts of grand theft and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $311,500. The 13-year-old was transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Bartow and charged with 55 counts of firing a missle intoa building, 18 counts of criminal mischief with damage between $200-$1,000, 13 counts of criminal mischief with damage more than $1,000 and eight counts of grand theft. Dayert is in the Highlands County Jail charged with 55 counts of firing a missle intoa building, 18 counts of criminal mischief with damage between $200-$1,000, 12 counts of criminal mischief with damage of $1,000 or more, 24 counts of criminal mischief with damage of less than $200, eight counts of grand theft and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond is also $311,500. Continued from A1 Window shooting suspects still being held in county jail GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, April 3, 2013Page A5 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp rhr top of stack; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 9 9 P UBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 97822 publix liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 2 2 5 5 SFSC; 3.639"; 5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 5 5 0 0 Adam Meredith, Lindsey S ears, and Teope. Idol veteran performers E lder and Sears were named secondand third-place winners, respectively. Johnsont ook fourth place and Meredith fifth place. C ompetitors were given a double opportunity to impress judges with their s inging abilities Saturday with a two-round finale. Round 1 of the competition gave singers a bit of a challenge when they were given as ong chosen by the Idol board members to perform at the competition. Idol contestants were given only eight days to prepare, practice andp erform their selected song. Teopes performance of W hitney Houston and Mariah Careys ballad When YouB elieve tested the 18-yearolds broad singing range. Veteran judge Larry Moore called Teopes voice angelic, giving the singer manyk udos. Jim Johnson was speechless. Ive worked with a lot of professional singers. Youh ave as good a voice control as anyone, Johnson said. The second performance of the night was another ballad Beyonces Listen. Teope is no stranger to belting out some of the bigger songs by the biggest performers around with ease. Though technical issues did arise, Teopes calm demeanor displayed her passion for performing. Astanding ovation was given following both Teopes performances. Teopes friends and family members erupted with joy and excitement when the first place winner was revealed Saturday. Im going to help my brother get to the Philippines to visit his girlfriend, Teope said, following emcee David Flowers question about what she would do if she won the prize money. Teope was awarded $2,000 for her win. Elder took home $1,000 for second place and Sears was awarded $500 for third place. Videos and photos from the Heartland Idol performers can be found on the Heartland Idol Facebook page. Continued from A1 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Nellie Ford, the first Heartland Idol winner, is a guest judge Saturday evening in Sebring. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Family and friends cheer for Mary Hazel Teope on Saturday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Matthew Wacaster provides entertainment Saturday evening, while scores were being tallied during the Heartland Idol finale in Sebring. The Wacaster family ministers through music a nd has dontaed free sound tech services during idol. Teope wins third Heartland Idol title Planners. Vosburg was selected by Fisher from nearly two dozen applicants for the post, including a number of current county employees. Six applicants had been on the short list and were interviewed in March by a panel, with Vosburg being the highestscoring. Commissioners had words of praise for Vosburg, each having met with him individually before the meeting. s a neat guy, said Highlands County Commission Jack Richie. Finally were getting a team put together According to the job description, Vosburg now will be in charge of supervising the countys department directors. Vosburg and his domestic partner, Nick Santamaria, made headlines in Polk county in 2011, when they became the first same-sex couple in Polk County to adopt a child from Floridas Foster care program. Continued from A1 County hires new assistant administrator Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 NEWS-SUN 385-6155

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C M Y K Page A6News-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013www.newssun.com RIGGLEMAN, JAMES; 3.639"; 5"; Black; in loving memory; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 2 2 0 0 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; april ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 5 5 6 6 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736";6 "; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 3 3 3 3 m ust be placed. C ity officials are aiming to keep the entire beach open( just closing the ramp) to visi tors while the project takes place. s trying to be done to the effect of just the closing of the ramp. We want to try to k eep it open to sunbathers a nd swimmers. They (engineers ed that they could do the work around the beach area and visitors,Noethlich said. The city will give word w hen the project is complete and the Veterans Beach boat r amp is re-open. The dredging work at City P ier Beach has been completed,however,the beach is still closed at this time. The work is done,but its not open to the public justy et,Noethlich said. e have to allow time for settling. Since the dredging of the hole has been completed, Noethlich said the swim areah as been effected. The change to the swim area calls f or more permitting from regulating entities. The old area where the b each is now is changed. The swim area is going to change from a distance perspective, and because the water levels are so low right now,thes horeline has changed a little also,Noethlich said. Noethlich is currently waiting on possible permitting confirmation so that,if necessary,swim buoys can be placed in the designated areas of the beach and the lake. The city is working to get the beach in top shape for the warm weather season to wel-c ome swimmers,sunbathers and boaters to the beach again. No date has been set for t he opening of City Pier Beach at this time. Continued from A2 GUY STEBBINS G uy L. Stebbins,91,of Sebring,Fla.,went to be with his Lord on March 29, 2013. He was born April 9, 1921,to Clyde L. andH attie (Prindle in Jamestown,N.Y.,and had been a resident of Sebring since 1986,coming from Sherman,N.Y.He wasa dairy farmer and a Pioneer Seed Company sales representative.He was a member of Edwards Chapel United MethodistC hurch in Clymer, N.Y.,where he was the oldest living member.He joined Edwards Chapel in 1935 at the age of 14a nd remained a member for the next 7 8 years. A devoted Christian and church member,he had served as aD eacon,a member of the United Methodist Mens P rayer Breakfast and enjoyed the music of the church,having sung in a quartet and in the choir. He attended Grace Church ofS ebring and enjoyed attending the Senior Center on S ebring Parkway. He is survived by his wife,Opal Hickman-S tebbins,who he married on May 15,2010; daughter, J oanna (Gordon of Lakewood,N.Y.; sister, Norma Hewes on Mayville,N .Y.; granddaughters, Sherry Mettlen and Rhonda Johnson; and great-grandc hildren,Brandi and Brandon.He was predec eased by his first wife of 66 years,Helen Wolf Stebbins,and sons,Bruce and John Stebbins. A funeral service will be h eld at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3,2013 at S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,Sebring,with Pastor Randy Smith officiating. The family will receive friends preceding the serv-i ce,beginning at 10 a.m.Interment will be at Sherman Cemetery in Sherman,N.Y. and a memorial service will beh eld in Sherman at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, 9 227 Cherry Hill Rd.,Clymer,NY 14724 or Grace Church of Sebring, 3626 Thunderbird Road,Sebring,FL3 3872 or Compassionate C are Hospice,4139 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring,FL 33872.A rrangements are entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. 33870 (863 J ONBRUCE WHITELAW J onBruce Whitelaw,56, died peacefully on March 29,2013. He was a trustedf riend and mentor to many. Those of us left behind are b rokehearted. A memorial will be held at the Broken Glass Groupo n Saturday,April 6,at 1:30 p.m. Stebbins OB ITUARIES Courtesy photo Selected Highlands County high schoolers and members of the Boys and Girls Club in Sebring visit the NASA Space Center last week with representatives from Azure College. Azure selected 100 students to participate in the free learning experience. Each of the students selected have grade point averages lower than 2.5. We tried to target students that dont have the opportunity to always leave Highlands County. Most of these students are right there on the cusp of going either way, a positive way or a negative one, said Azure Financial Director Debra Snyder. Students get trip to NASA Boat ramp to be closed for two weeks Courtesy photo Sheriff Susan Benton was presented the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate on March 8 by chapter president O.W. Woodard at the sheriffs headquarters. The state societies and chapters of the NSSAR present thousands of awards each year to law enforcement officers, public safety officers, and other citizens who exemplify the best civic traditions of our nation. This includes young men and women who are leaders in our communities: high-ranking high school students of history, Eagle Scouts, JROTC and ROTC cadets and midshipmen. For more information about the SAR and the meetings, call 465-7345. Benton honored by NSSAR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Two Miami Democratic lawmakers tried to turn up the heat Tuesday on their colleaguest o debate gun-control legislation that has stalled as Floridas legislative session reaches the halfway point. State Sen. Dwight Bullard a nd Rep. Cynthia Stafford pushed their proposals to revise Floridas so-called stand your groundlaw, which says people can use deadly force if they feel threatened with no requirement to retreat if possible. Their legislation has been bottled up in committees, adding to the frustration of Democratic lawmakers pushing for stricter gun laws in gun-friendly Florida. Their efforts come against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin shooting and the shooting massacre at the Newtown,Conn.,elementary school. Republicans who control the Florida House and Senate have shown little appetite for taking up such gun bills, though measures to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill have advanced. Another gun bill that has cleared an early legislative hurdle would allow designated teachers or other school employees to carry concealed weapons on campus. O n a related issue, Bullard called on Floridas top elected officials to investigate ways to halt the pipeline of military-stylea mmunition flowing into crime-ridden neighborhoods. Bullard recounted hearing from constituents who are so fearful that they lock their doors by early evening and avoid sitting by windows. He urged Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and law enforcement leaders to look into ways to crack down on the black market funneling of armorpiercing bullets into those neighborhoods. re talking about neighborhoods in which you dont see fruits and vegetables,Bullard said at a press conference in front of the state Senate chambers. You see food deserts. So tell me then how is it so readily available to be able to get bullets in those communities? The two lawmakers bemoaned the lack of progress on a series of guncontrol legislation during the current session. They focused on their proposals (HB 123 and SB 362) to amend Floridas stand your groundlaw toc hange the situations when someone can use the law as a legal shield for using deadly force. The legislation would require some overta ct of aggression that puts someone in reasonable fearof death or injury. Currently,people can defend themselves if they have a reasonable belie they are in imminent danger, Stafford said. This bill will help to eliminate the assumptions that have proven deadly in the past,she said. Its no longer,I thought he or she looks dangerous or I thought I would be harmed or killed,so I used deadly force. A slew of bills were filed by Democrats this session to either repeal or rewrite the stand your groundlaw. They were filed in response to Martins shooting death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February 2012,a case that has drawn national attention. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder but is expected to argue that he should be acquitted under the stand your groundlaw. Miami Democrats push for guncontrol legislation Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013Page 7A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-101 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANK R. GALLAGHER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANK R. GALLAGHER, deceased, whose date of death was February 24, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Glenn A. Gallagher Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider MICHAEL A. RIDER Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com March 27; April 3, 2013 IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF CHATHAM COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA File #42669 Case # 1300463 In the Matter of: T. J. S. M. Female, DOB: 06-05-11, Age 1 YO A Child Under 18 Years of Age PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: CANTRELL WRIGHT, last known address: Avon Park, Florida, OR THE UNKNOWN PUTATIVE FATHER OF T.J.S.M., a female born on June 5, 2011 to Cardena L. Milton, present whereabouts unknown. GREETINGS: Pursuant to Order of this Court dated February 26, 2013 you are hereby notified that on February 22, 2013, a PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS was filed in this Court by Special Assistant General Leo G. Beckmann, Jr., Attorney for DFCS, for Lakyah Hatcher, Case manager, Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services, alleging that the names and whereabouts of the above-named parents are unknown, and asking the Court to terminate the parental rights and obligations of the parents with respect to the child, and of the child arising to them from the parental relationship, including the right to inheritance, and that the child be committed to the Georgia Department of Human Services with the right to proceed for adoption. A free copy of the petition may be obtained from the Clerk of Juvenile Court of Chatham County, 197 Carl Griffin Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31405, on any day, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You are commanced to be, appear and file in the Office of the Clerk of this Court and serve upon Plaintiff's attorney, within sixty (60 February 26, 2013 your answer to the Plaintiff's petition and to appear at a hearing on said matter on the 13th day of May, 2013 at 9:15 o'clock A.M. A party is entitled to counsel in these proceedings and the Court will appoint any attorney if the party is unable, without undue financial hardship, to employ counsel. This is to further advise the named, unnamed putative and/or legal father(s the child, you shall lose all rights to your child and will not be entitled to object to the termination of your rights to the child unless, within thirty (30 days of this notice, you file: 1. A Petition to Legitimate the child pursuant to O.C.G.A. statute 19-7-22; and 2. Notice of the filing of the Petition to Legitimate with the Court in which the action for termination of parental rights is pending, to wit: The Juvenile Court of Chatham County, Georgia. WITNESS The Honorable Judge of the Juvenile Court of Chatham County, Georgia, on this 26th day of February, 2013. /s/ Carla Kicklighter Carla Kicklighter, Juvenile Court Clerk Chatham County, Georgia March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000769 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOAN SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v s. LUIS J. BARAJAS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 27, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000769 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and LUIS J. BARAJAS; SENDI BARAJAS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBL Y ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 6010, 6011 AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 6012, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDED OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1775 N FONDA ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 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/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10004005 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 6-F10004005 **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. April 3, 10, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-19 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES JOSEPH MOONEY Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Charles Joseph Mooney, deceased, whose date of death was September 23, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Gary Mooney 1814 Iris Avenue Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: James V. Lobozzo, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Gary Mooney Florida Bar No. 274178 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: jlobozzo@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail: jvlpleadings@mllaw.net (COURT SERVICE March 27; April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000422 Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL A. FOWLER; et. al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated March 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000422, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL. A. FOWLER; STEPHANIE A. FOWLER; CITIBANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER S AME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s ROBERT W. GERMAINE, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a .m. in the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 on the 19th day of June, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 6, OF LAKE BLUE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. The property is located at the Street address of: 1212 Lake Clay Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on March 19, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ( COURT SEAL) Attorneyfor Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954 Facsimile: (954 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 ing days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. March 27; April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000173 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. CELIA MICAELA RAMIREZ, ISRRAEL VARGAS A/K/A ISRAEL VARGAS UNKNOWN TENANT(S POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000173 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and CELIA MICAELA RAMIREZ AND ISRRAEL VARGAS A/K/A ISRAEL VARGAS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of April, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, IN BLOCK 10, OF SUN' N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on March 18, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954 Facsimile: (954 March 27; April 3, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000199 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. GEORGE H. BARRETT; JOAN M. BARRETT; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOAN M. BARRETT Last Known Address: 113 W Fork Drive, Apartment A C larksville, Tennessee 37042 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 1704 Amber Lane Lake Placid, Florida 33852 T O: ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A A NAMED DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or againsy the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 36, IN BLOCK 10, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 1704 Amber Lane, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before April 17, 2013, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on March 25, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak (COURT SEAL Deputy ClerkI N ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 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. April 3, 10, 2013 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000116 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA M. JONES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA M. JONES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, WHETHER UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S UNKNOWN TENANT #2;D efendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 10584, 10585, 10586, 10587, 10623, 10624, 10625, 10626 and 10627 AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 33, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 37, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. A/K/A-3195 N Cambridge Rd. Avon Park, FL 33825 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 4th day of June, 2013. 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 pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of March, 2013. 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 (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. March 27; April 3, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001809AOOOXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARY M. PAEDAE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, described as: LOT 9, Block 418, of Highland Towers Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat book 2, page 101, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida, ALSO that portion of Block ``O'', of Lake Jackson Boulevard Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 63, of the public records of DeSoto County, Florida, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying East of the right of way of Lake Jackson Boulevard and West of the waters of Lake Jackson and within the projected line common to Lot 8 and 9 of Block 418 of Highland Towers Subdivision, and continuation of the lot line common to Lot 9 and 10, Block 418, Highland Towers Subdivision, as per above recorded plat. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in Highlands County Courthouse, in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement Level, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of April, 2013. ANY PARTY OTHER THAN THE PROPERT Y OWNER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60 TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE EINTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. **In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this procceding should contact Court Administration at the Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida, telephone (863 (7 paired, (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. Dated this 26th day of March, 2013. (Court Seal By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000882 NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., Plaintiff, v. MAKIEL QUINTANA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013 entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000882 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., is the Plaintiff and MAKIEL QUINTANA and MARIA D. QUINTANA, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, Basem ent of Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on May 29, 2013, the following described real property situated in Highlands County, as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment, to wit: L OT 15, BLOCK N, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 324 BLAZING STAR ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33876 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 26th day of March, 2013. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK of COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-001056 GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2006-OPT2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA BUCHANAN AND ALVIN BUCHANAN, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-001056 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS T RUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2006-OPT2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2, is the Plaintiff and MARIA BUCHANAN; ALVIN BUCHANAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A TIFFANY ROUX JHONSON are the Defendant(s cuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on June 3, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 15, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of March, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. April 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-1167-GCS ZIONS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SEBRING HOLDINGS TWO, INC., LOMONICO MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, LOMONICO CONTRACTING INC., ANTHONY V. LOMONICO, DEBORAH J. HEARIN, MISSION OAKS NATIONAL BANK, UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, AND ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS 1-2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, F lorida, I will sell the following property situated in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 3, LESS HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY, OF RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCK "P" OF SUNSET POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 30, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as: 2301 US 27 SOUTH, SEBRING, FL 33870. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at public sale on April 30th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. A 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. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk M arch 27; April 3, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10000078GCS Division No. Section. BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s vs. RON MURABITO, et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 10000078GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and RON MURABITO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RON MURABITO IF MARRIED N/K/A MARTHA MURABITO AND ROBERTO SEVERINO are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 352, SUN' N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 16, ACCORDING TOT HE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 20, PAGE(S OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 4935 MYRTLE BEACH DR, SEBRING, FL 33872 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 19th day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 27; April 3, 2013 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the County Court in and for Dade C ounty, Florida, on the 07th day of November, 2012, the cause wherein FIRST SELECT CORPORATION is Plaintiff, a nd THOMAS P KOCONIS JR, is the Defendant, being C ase No. 00 7681 SP 23 04 in the said Court, I, Susan B enton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied u pon all of, right, title and interest of the Defendant, THOMAS P KOCONIS JR in and to the following described PERS ONAL property, to-wit: 2 009 Red Pontiac Vibe V IN: 5Y2SP67839Z452195 I shall offer this property for sale at Ducks Body Shop, 1 153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands C ounty, Florida, on the 22nd day of April, 2013, at 11:00 a .m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale a ll of the said defendant, THOMAS P KOCONIS JR's, right, title and interest in and to the aforesaid property at public o utcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, enc umbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and b est bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. D ated this, March 18th, 2013 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA B y: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., D EPUTY SHERIFF I n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodat ion to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, ( TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. Prepared Lt. Jack Bailey Highlands County Sheriff's Office 4 34 Fernleaf Ave. S ebring, FL 33870 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000154 Division No. Section. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-BC2 Plaintiff(s vs. MARIA ARENCIBIA, et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000154 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUS-T EE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-BC2 is the Plaintiff and MARIA DEL PILAR ARENCIBIA AND OSORIO R. RODRIGUEZ are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: ALL OF LOTS 13, 14 AND 15, AND LOST 12 LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF SAID LOT 12 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 11; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF LONGVIEW ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHWESTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE DIVIDING SAID LOTS 11 AND 12 TO A POINT ON THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE RUN AT RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHWESTERLY A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET ALONG LOT LINES OF SAID LOTS 11 AND 12 TO THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 11; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 11 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL IN BLOCK 290, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK2, PAGES 12 THROUGH 16, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 213 LONGVIEW ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33870 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 1st day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 27; April 3, 2013 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013www.newssun.com NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 04/18/13 at 10:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. F396 Devantoy, Bonnie B. MISC. A183 Sandavol, Brenda Ranae HOUSEHOLD I680 Smith, Randy Alan HOUSEHOLD Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 April 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-110 IN RE: ESTATE OF PHYLLIS JEAN MCNICOL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS T he name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 3 0 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is January 26, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 3, 2013. Personal Representative: SHERRY BEST 302 Schirmer Parkway Buchanan, MI 49107 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863 service@crrpalaw.com cliff@crrpalaw.com April 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-73 Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF VINCENT D. MATHEW Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Vincent D. Mathew, deceased, whose date of death was December 28th, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-2378, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 27th, 2013. Personal Representative: Dennis A. Mathew 11703 W. US Hwy 24 Wolcott, IN 47995 Robert A. Mathew 7108 W. US Hwy 24 Logansport, IN 46947 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Florida Bar No. 184165 E-Mail Address: tim@scjuris.com March 27; April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-72 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF JESSIE M. MILLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JESSIE M. MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was January 26, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other 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 dece-d ent'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 27, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ John P. Miller Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider MICHAEL A. RIDER Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com March 27; April 3, 2013 1050L egalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013Page 9A 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& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies WREDE'S WILDLIFERehabilitation Center 4820 Wilderness Trail S ebring Fl. 33975 863-385-2770 GIANT YARD SALE FUNDRAISER April 5-6-7, 8:30 am 5:00 pm WEATHER PERMITTING Clothes (various sizes Videos Household Goods, Books, Tools and other various items. Something For Everyone! Come Out and Show Your Support! SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 ? 1904 Elf Dr. 2 Family Sale! Appliances, knick knacks, Christmas, clothes & more! Everything Must Go! Very Cheap! SEBRING -*MULTI FAMILY SALE!* 4119 Lakewood Rd., Fri & Sat, April 5 & 6, Antiq., furn., tools, silver jewelry, books, clothes, glassware, fish. equip., 2 trolling motors, pocket knives, riding mower & misc. Much More! SEBBRING *HUGE SALE 1086 Lakeview Dr., April 4 & 5, 8am 2pm. Furn., Household items, Collectibles, Tools & Lots of Stuff! Rain or Shine Most Merchandise Inside. SEB. BIG Clean-Undercover Sale 2454 lakeview Dr. (near Matlo Fri-Sat-San, Apr 5-6-7-, 8am 3pm. Lots of Goodies, Knick knacks, Bent wood rocker, Flying eagle kites, Metal shelving on wheels, other Furn., Old tools, many VCR tapes. Coleman laterns, Costume jewelry, Kids tents, Kitchen appliances, Table hall tree, Moving pictures w/ sound and Vacuum cleaners. E STATE SALE April 6 & 7, 2013 Sat., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Noon to 3p.m. 3001 Lakaeview Dr. Sebring,Fl. Quality Antiques "S Curve" Roll top desk, Jelly cupboard, Hoosier, Pie Safe, Oak Wash Stand. LIKE NEW Sofas, Chairs, Tables, Wrought Iron Kichen, w/ Bakers Rack, Single Oak Ice Box, Red Wing Crocks, Jugs, Blue & White Stoneware, MUCH MUCH MORE The Furniture Doctors Serving the Highlands Over 30 Years 863-414-7388 AVON PARK-* ESTATE SALE 21 Rosewood Ave., Avon Park, Fl.33825, Fri-Sat-Sun, Apr 5-6-7-, 8am-4pm. Sunday 1/2 price on items $1.00 and up. Brd figurines, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Bluebirds, Humming birds, Avon decorative figurines, porcelain, metal, glass, old and new. 30 throw rugs. 50 pieces Amberina, tall stretch vases, 150 pcs. red glass. viking glass, Lefton, Old and new, fairy lamps, Fenton, Ca[e Cod, candy dishes, ruffled hobnail, must see to believe! Brides baskets, owls, art. flowers, several glass front curio cabinets (very nice clock, lazy Boy sofa, matching red rocking recliners, matching floral wing back chairs / cabriole legs, Sauder cabinets, stereos, lots of pretty wall art and mirrors, stainless pots and pans, kitchen aid, toaster oven, hens and roosters galore, Oreck vac, Bissell Power Force, Amway CMS 1000, Bissell Helix Deluxe. Electric mowers, trimmers, hand tools, garden decor, shepherd hooks, pretty double bedroom set, many nice blankets, throws, sheets, sperads, desks, crafts, needlework, storage pcs. For photos and map visit us at : Donna Collins Estate Sales www.estatesales.net 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! 7320Garage &Yard Sales 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! AVON PARK* GREAT SALE 1378 Memorial Drive, Fri & Sat, Apr. 5 & 6, 8am ? Leather Theater Seating, Furn., Daybed w/ trundle & mattresses, Sm. appliances, Desks, Clothes. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales YAGI ANTENNALONG RANGE $100 obo 863-273-4191 WINE REFRIGERATOR7 Racks, Danby Designer, 7 Racks. Black, 33"H X 18"D X 17"W. $75. 863-382-8745 WATERBED SOFTside, King. 2 heaters, liner, pillow top, fill/drain kit, no bladder. $75. Excel cond. 863-385-5126 WATER DISTILLER/ Stainless steel by Moyer Diebel in Canada. $10. Call 863-382-4137 UPRIGHT (BAGGEDVACUUM Completel reconditioned with a 30 Day Guarantee. $20. 863-402-2285 STANLEY -ROUTER & PLANNER Both older models / Metal casing Excellent running condition. $20. 863-402-2285 OLD GRUBAX / Shows it's age. $15. 863-402-2285 GOLF BAGR J BRAND Ladies Used Twice. $20 863-382-8745 CHANNEL MASTERROTOR DIGITAL Good Condition. $100 obo 863-273-4191 BRACLET -WHALE BONE, 1940's, with small gold nuggets (3 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysTELEVISION -55" Samsung HD 1080 Monitor. Excel. cond. $175. & Twin Frame / Box Spring / Mattress. $65. 863-835-9210 7300MiscellaneousOAK PIECES China hutch w/ lead glass $350 Entertainment center / $350 Dining table, leaf, 4 chairs & 2 arm chairs / $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 7180FurnitureRANGE TOPSurface unit, digital. 1 yr. old. Paid $1000. Asking $200. Call 863-532-0354 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING AVAILABLE .3922 Kenilworth Blvd, 3000 sq ft, $1100/mo : (Will split in half near Sebring High School. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalPROFESSIONAL OFFICEspace avail., 600 sq.ft., Golf View Plaza, Sebring, 1251 US Hwy 27 S., across from Lake Jackson. Exceptional location, great parking. 863-385-5510, 863-414-3829. 6600Business & OfficesFor RentLAKE PLACIDWAREHOUSES for rent from $47 / mo. & Commercial space for rent from $428 / mo. Contact Sara Rios, Compton Rental Properties. 863-465-4158 6550Warehousesf or 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 6400R ooms for Rent SUN NLAKES SEBRING 2BR/2BA, large living area, 2CG. Florida room, fenced, irrigation, quiet neighborhood, background & credit check, first & last to move in. $725/mo. w/lawn care. $675. without. 3902 Palazzo. Call 301-401-5615 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. $675 Monthly, Plus $700 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 6300U nfurnished 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. 6150FurnishedApartments 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. C lubhouse, heated pool. No P ets No smoke $500/mo. annual 863-840-1337 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entals SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 3BR, 2BA Utility Room, Carport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 SEBRING -DOUBLE WIDE 55 plus Sebring Village 2BR, 2BA, 12' X 20' screened porch, carport, W/D, Sears appli., new water heater, irrigation sys, new galvanized roof. Pets 25lb. max. $10,000. obo 863-655-0876 PALM HARBORHOMES Check us out at http://www.palmharbor.com/modelcenter/plantcity/ New models $39K off list John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050M obile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesL AKE 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 PlacidAVON 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 R eal Estate 3000 FinancialTREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Worker. Drivers License required Leave detailed message at 863-465-7491 2100H elp Wanted 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. LPN'S WANTED Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults is seeking nurses 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. LIBRARIAN (F/T Application review begins: 5/7/13. P lease visit http://interview exchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK 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: 3 14-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A SUPERVISOR TRANSPORTATION AREA (AVON PARK, LAKE PLACID AND SEBRING NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Supervisor Transportation Area (Avon Park, Lake Placid and S ebring) 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 de-s cription 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 this notice is to amend the job description for a Supervisor Transportation Area (Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring summary of the amendment to the minimum qualifications of the job description is as follows: Physical Ability: Ability to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b 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 n ot 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 i nternational 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. April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-97 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF RAY E. WELLS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RAY E. WELLS, deceased, whose date of death was February 9, 2013, 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 SERV-I CE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Alice A. Kosanke 3268 Bluebird Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852T elephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: pam@karlsonlaw.com March 27; April 3, 2013 1050L egals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MANAGER-MIS NETWORK AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend the job description for a Manager-MIS Network 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 Network. A summary of the proposed amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Manager MIS Network are amended as follows: (1 degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five (5 priate/relevant area of experience. (2 tency in reading and mathematics testing as administered by approved outsourced vendor with a minimum score of 80%. (3 Tasks involved the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight ( 10-50) pounds: a. Sensory Requirements: Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination; many tasks require oral communication ability. b. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk potential exposure to electrical currents when servicing systems. The following additional desired qualifications are removed: (12 years experience working in network software support with appropriate supervision. (2 of two (2 taining microcomputer systems application software. 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. April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-100 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF RONALD LEE BORN a/k/a RONALD L. BORN a/k/a RONALD BORN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Ronald Lee Born a/k/a Ronald L. Born a/k/a Ronald Born, deceased, whose date of death was February 5, 2 013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2013. Personal Representative: Gregg Born 636 Ar Vi LN Antigo, WI 54409 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: service@bnpalaw.com March 27; April 3, 2013 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13-69PC IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSIE SHAFFER Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSIE SHAFFER, deceased, whose date of death was December 10, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, 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 required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 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 April 3, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Cindy Horton 1140 Springhill Lane Lampe, MO 64681 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ C. Parke Sutherland C. PARKE SUTHERLAND, ESQUIRE Attorney for CINDY HORTON Florida Bar Number: 0870781 900 W. Main St. Avon Park, FL 33825 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: sutherland@avonparklaw.com April 3, 10, 2013 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2013 CIRCULATION MANAGER 2X3 AD # 00026405 DUMMY 2013 REPORTER 2X3 AD # 00028837AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00028826 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00028818 DIRECTOR, CRIMINALJUSTICE PROGRAM (F/T Application deadline: 4/23/13. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The v isiting Jaguars of Port St. Lucie may have thought they were in the midst of an April Fools Day prank onM onday. The game began under s unny skies at 5 p.m., for starters. A nd they were a Class 7A team, currently in second p lace in the District 127Astandings, facing little Lake Placid, a class 4A team, after all. But the host Dragons currently stand in second place in their own district, 10-4A, and werent about to kowtow to the bigger school. Starting pitcher Heath Harris sure wasnt showing any deference to the Jaguar batters, though he did have some control issues at times. In the first he battled back from a 3-0 count on the lead-off batter to get a fly out to left, but then walked the next hitter. His defense then helped him out when a grounder to shortstop Tyler Carr was tossed to Ricky Miller at second and relayed to Morgan Lott at first for an inning-ending double play. The Dragons then got the ball rolling, through the infield that is, when they scored three in the bottom of the frame. With one out, Nathan Stanley singled to left and Lott followed with a liner up the middle. Laine Daum then bounced one down the third-base line to bring Stanley in and Lott came plateward on a wild pitch. Carr brought Daum home shortly after with a deep fly to left and Lake Placid had the early lead. Harris had now settled in and struck out two in a scoreless top of the second and he helped his own cause by leading off the bottom of the frame with an infield hit. His run would come in two outs later on a Stanley double and the lead had edged up to 4-0. Harris got into a bit of a jam, of his own doing in the third, though, when with one out, he hit a batter, allowed a bunt to go for a single, then with two outs, hit another batter to load the bases. It was the dang curve SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 3, 2013 N ASCAR This WeekB3 Courtesy photo Avon Park boys basketball coach Marty OHora and his wife Jane were featured guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, March 30. During his first year at the helm of the Red Devils, OHora lead them to the district championship this past season with an 8-0 record. Sports Talk airs each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the April 6 broadcast at former Troy State golfer Tommy Lovett Sr., and Sebring girls tennis coach Janie Hollinger. Ed talks hoops with OHora Courtesy photo T anglewoods newest pickleball players, from left, Nick Schmidt, Mary Ann Amato, Mel McDonald, Marilyn Gross, Wayne Schwantis and Jim Flaitz. N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Ricky Miller fires to first to complete this inning-ending double play in Lake Placids Monday win. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Throughout the winter, former couch potato turned pickleball instructor Mel McDonald has met every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m. with all Tanglewooders who wanted to learn to play pickleball. With help from Wayne Schwantis, Fred Lauer and other experienced players, Mel has tutored newbies in t he techniques of the game. Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America, is still relatively unknown. Even in Tanglewood, with its four courts and more than 150 active pickleball club members, there is a constant stream of people coming to the courts to see what the g ame is all about. Given the chance, Mel McDoanld corrals onlookers and has them come out to try the game with borrowed paddles. On Monday,April 1, Mel combined an 80th birthdayg athering for himself with a celebration of the great s trides made by his students. Several players gathered to p lay some games for fun. It was evident that those present were enjoying thems elves and that they were very appreciative of the time and effort put in by Mel and his cohorts. Marilyn Gross, a pickleball veteran of just six weeks, thought the game looked li ke fun. As this was her first full winter spent in Tanglewood, she was looking to be active. Mel was very welcoming and Marilyn has quickly come to love the game. She found the instructors provided down to earth strategies that really work. S cheduled for knee r eplacement in June, she believes that the exercise she has had on the courts may well have been enough to strengthen her knee sufficiently that an opeartion wont be needed at this time. Marilyn loves the people w ho are in the beginners Tanglewoods Pickleball beginners See PICKLE, Page B4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Heath Harris tossed another gem Monday, handcuffing Port St. Lucie in Lake Placids 8-3 win. Dragons jump on Jaguars See LP, Page B4 Lake Placid8Pt. St. Lucie3 By BETH HARRIS Associated PressL OS ANGELES Southern California hired Andy Enfield as mens basketball coach on Monday n ight after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 o f the NCAAtournament. A thletic director Pat Haden said Enfield has reached an agreement with the Pac-12 school. Those in the basketball world have known of his abilities for a while, Haden said. He said Enfields success at FGCU wasnt a flash in the pan and that his up-tempo style and stingy defense will be fun for both the Trojans players and fans. In meeting with Pat Haden, I was very impressed with his vision for the mens basketball program, Enfield said in a statement. I am looking forward to bringing an exciting, up-tempo style of play to USC and building the mens basketball brand into one that the fans and basketball community will enjoy and respect. The 43-year-old coach was 41-28 in his only two seasons as a head coach at FGCU in Fort Myers. He led the Eagles to a school-record 26 wins this season, including upsets of No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State as a 15th-seed in the NCAA tourney. Enfields team earned the nickname Dunk City for its spectacular dunks and alleyoops. The Eagles scored 70 or more points 25 times this season, and ranked 16 th n ationally in steals with 8.9 per game. They won the Atlantic Su n tournament, and had the leagues player of the year in S herwood Brown and defensive player of the year in Bernard Thompson. H aden called Enfield r elentless recruiter and he has integrity and great character Enfield takes over fro m interim coach Bob Cantu, w ho had a 7-8 record after succeeding Kevin ONeill, who was fired in midJanuary. The Trojans lost their fin al three games, including a defeat in their first game of the Pac-12 tournament. Starting center Deway ne Dedmon and backup big man James Blasczyk were suspended indefinitely and missed the league tourney following allegations the pair was involved in a melee in Spokane, Wash., during the teams final Pac-12 road trip of the season. The move is a big step up for Enfield. FGCU has about 11,300 students, plays in a 4,500seat arena and has only existed for 16 years; USC has 37,000 studen ts, the Trojans play at 10,258seat Galen Center, and the school has a long tradition of sports success, especially with its nationally ranked football team. The basketball team has long played in the shadow of cross-town rival UCLA, which hired Steve Alford USC hires FGCUs Enfield See ENFIELD, Page B4 By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressWASHINGTON Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NLEast champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 20 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday. For Strasburg (1-0 marked the start of what should be his first full season in the majors, with zero pitch or inning limits. The All-Star ace was dominant against a tradedepleted Marlins lineup that features Giancarlo Stanton and little else. The right-hander went seven innings, matching his career high, and allowed three hits. Reigning NLRookie of the Year Harper, a 20-yearold outfielder, hit solo shots over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field off Ricky Nolasco (0-1 the first and fourth innings. New closer Rafael Soriano got the save. Harper and Strasburg are only the second pair of No. 1 overall picks in baseballs June amateur draft to start an opening-day game for the team that chose them, and the 100-loss seasons in 2008 and 2009 that gave Washington the right to those selections seem quite distant nowadays. Before the game, the Nationals celebrated their 98-win 2012 by unveiling a sign atop the outfield scoreboard that proclaims them NLEast Division Champions. They also honored Harper for his rookie honor, Johnson for his NL Manager of the Year award, and recipients of Gold Glove and Silver Slugger trophies. Nolasco gave up two runs and three hits in six innings, with five strikeouts and two walks. Juan Pierre led off the game by singling to center off Strasburg, and that was all the Marlins could muster until the seventh inning. Thats when Stanton who else, on a team with a payroll under $45 million doubled to left, ending the streak of 19 plate appearances, 19 outs for Miami. Placido Polanco followed with an infield single, putting runners on the corners. Rob Brantly then hit a fly to Harper in left. Harper threw home, but Stanton didnt go. Instead, Polanco strayed off first base, and wound up getting caught in a rundown. Eventually, Stanton did try to score, but he was thrown out for an odd-ascan-be double play officially scored 7-2-3-4-2. Harper, Strasburg lead Nats over Marlins

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C M Y K Major League FishingH IGHLANDS COUNTY Jack Links Major League Fishing 2013 Geico C hallenge Cup from Lake Istokpoga, is scheduled to premiere this Thursday, April 4, on the Outdoor Channel. Please check your local cable or satellite provider for the Outdoor Channel. For more information and the online Extended Cast of the Geico Challenge Cup, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com.YMCA Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis now taking registrations f or our YMCA/Eagles Youth Flag Football Program for ages 5-14. Any questions please call 382-9622. Chamber Spring Golf ClassicSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will host its S pring 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. T he 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. P roceeds benefit Highlands Semino le Club and Mark Palmer Memorial scholarship funds. For more information, visit highlandsseminoles.org or call Erin at 3869194.Sunrise Rotary GolfS EBRING Sebring Sunrise Rotary 24th annual Charity Golf Tournament will b e Saturday, June 1, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake Golf and Country Club. Format is a Four-person Scramble ( double Bogey maximum). Cost is $220 per team and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages along with some fabulous raffle prizes. Sponsorships available: $100 Hole sponsor; $155 Hole sponsor including single entry; and $320 Hole sponsor including team entry. Hole-In-One sponsors are being provided by Cohan Radio Group ($2,000 cash) and Alan Jay Automotive Network. Trophy sponsor is the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Make checks payable to Sebring Sunrise Rotary, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL33871. Please enter by Tuesday, May 28.Sebring High School athletic postersSEBRING Chris Cook, Athletic Director of Sebring High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized AllAmerican Sports Posters to produce Sebring High Schools athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking sports posters and will help the athletic department to raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this program and Chris Cook urges all businesses to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort. As you are no doubt aware, there are many businesses that solicit via telephone and you always have the right to question anyone who contacts you in this manner. All-American Sports Posters is registered with the Idaho Attorney General and has been authorized to conduct this campaign on behalf of the Sebring High School Athletic Department. No other company has been authorized to represent Sebring High School in that way and you should question any other requests for funds. If you have any questions, contact Cook, at 471-5500 or All-American Sports Posters at (800Lunch to benefit Coz Youth BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the youth bowlers scholarship program in which over 30 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB x-New York4626.639 x-Brooklyn4231.5754.5 Boston3836.5149 Philadelphia3043.41116.5 Toronto2747.36520 Southeast Division WLPctGB z-Miami5815.795 x-Atlanta4233.56017 Washington2746.37031 Orlando1956.25340 Charlotte1757.23041.5 Central Division WLPctGB x-Indiana4827.640 x-Chicago4032.5566.5 Milwaukee3637.49311 Detroit2550.33323 Cleveland2251.30125WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5519.743 x-Memphis5024.6765 Houston4133.55414 Dallas3637.49318.5 New Orleans2648.35129 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5420.730 x-Denver5024.6764 Utah3936.52015.5 Portland3341.44621 Minnesota2746.37026.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Clippers4926.653 Golden State4232.5686.5 L.A. Lakers3836.51410.5 Sacramento2747.36521.5 Phoenix2351.31125.5 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Sundays Games New Orleans 112, Cleveland 92 Washington 109, Toronto 92 Chicago 95, Detroit 94 Miami 88, San Antonio 86 New York 108, Boston 89 Mondays Games Detroit 108, Toronto 98 Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94 Houston 111, Orlando 103 Memphis 92, San Antonio 90 Minnesota 110, Boston 100 Milwaukee 131, Charlotte 102 Utah 112, Portland 102 Indiana 109, L.A. Clippers 106 Tuesdays Games Chicago at Washington, late New York at Miami, late Dallas at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 9 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 10 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh28805612384 New Jersey151293989100 N.Y. Rangers17153378286 N.Y. Islanders1716337103113 Philadelphia151733395108 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal23755111184 Boston2284489775 Ottawa19106448976 Toronto2012444112100 Buffalo131763294113 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Winnipeg181723891110 Carolina161623493101 Washington1617234102101 Tampa Bay1518131110103 Florida111962888125WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago27535711976 Detroit18135419494 St. Louis18142389894 Columbus15147378797 Nashville14148368999 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota21122449890 Vancouver19116449493 Edmonton15137379196 Calgary131743094118 Colorado121942886111 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim24755311190 Los Angeles201234310388 San Jose18116428886 Dallas161633594107 Phoenix141563494101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Chicago 7, Detroit 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 4, OT Los Angeles 3, Dallas 2 Columbus 2, Anaheim 1, OT Boston 2, Buffalo 0 Mondays Games Chicago 3, Nashville 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Winnipeg 2 Montreal 4, Carolina 1 Detroit 3, Colorado 2 St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1 Anaheim 4, Dallas 0 Edmonton 4, Calgary 1 San Jose 3, Vancouver 2 Tuesdays Games Ottawa at Boston, late Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, late Washington at Carolina, late Buffalo at Pittsburgh, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late Colorado at Nashville, late Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston101.000 Baltimore00.000.5 Tampa Bay00.000.5 Toronto00.000.5 New York01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Detroit101.000 Cleveland00.000.5 Kansas City01.0001 Minnesota01.0001 West Division WLPctGB Houston101.000 Los Angeles101.000 Seattle101.000 Oakland01.0001 Texas01.0001___Sundays Games Houston 8, Texas 2 Mondays Games Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 2 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 1, Kansas City 0 L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings Seattle 2, Oakland 0 Tuesdays Games Baltimore at Tampa Bay, late Cleveland at Toronto, late Texas at Houston, late Seattle at Oakland, late Wednesdays Games Kansas City (Santana 0-0 White Sox (Peavy 0-0 Texas (Ogando 0-0 (Humber 0-0 Detroit (Sanchez 0-0 (Correia 0-0 Boston (Buchholz 0-0. Yankees (Kuroda 0-0 Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0oronto (Morrow 0-0 Baltimore (Chen 0-0ampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0 L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0 (Latos 0-0 Seattle (Saunders 0-0 (Milone 0-0NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta101.000 New York101.000 Washington101.000 Miami01.0001 Philadelphia01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Milwaukee101.000 Cincinnati01.0001 Pittsburgh01.0001 St. Louis01.0001 West Division WLPctGB Arizona101.000 Los Angeles101.000 Colorado01.0001 San Diego01.0001 San Francisco01.0001 ___ Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games Washington 2, Miami 0 N.Y. Mets 11, San Diego 2 Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 5 Arizona 6, St. Louis 2 Tuesdays Games Colorado at Milwaukee, late St. Louis at Arizona, late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games Chicago Cubs (Jackson 0-0 Pittsburgh (Rodriguez 0-0 Miami (Slowey 0-0ashington (G.Gonzalez 0-0 L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0 (Latos 0-0 Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0 (Maholm 0-0 San Diego (Richard 0-0. Mets (Harvey 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 0-0 (Peralta 0-0 St. Louis (Lynn 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-0 San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0 Dodgers (Beckett 0-0BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESPromoted Einar Diaz to assistant coach. National League CHICAGO CUBSPlaced 2B Darwin Barney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 31. Selected the contract of 2B Alberto Gonzalez from Iowa (PCL Designated RHP Robert Whitenack for assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERSRecalled INF Justin Sellers from Albuquerque (PCLBASKETBALLNational Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETSRecalled F Terrence Jones from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL PHILADELPHIA 76ERSSigned G Justin Holiday. Waived G Jeremy Pargo.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended Baltimore S Christian Thompson four games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. ARIZONA CARDINALSSigned QB Brian Hoyer, RB William Powell and DE Ronald Talley to one-year contracts. Released QB John Skelton. CINCINNATI BENGALSRe-signed CB Terence Newman to a two-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNSTraded QB Colt McCoy and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick to San Francisco for two undisclosed 2013 draft picks. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSAgreed to terms with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSAnnounced the resignation of chief financial officer Bill Prescott. Promoted business planning manager Kelly Flanagan to vice president of finance and planning. Released DT C.J. Mosley. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned LB Edgar Jones. Released LB Andy Studebaker. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSAgreed to terms with DE Kenyon Coleman and QB Luke McCown on one-year contracts. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSTraded QB Matt Flynn to Oakland for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional 2015 draft pick. TENNESSEE TITANSAgreed to terms with WR Kevin Walter and OL Chris Spencer on one-year contracts.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSReassigned F Brandon Bollig to Rockford (AHL Acquired F Michal Handzus from San Jose for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGSigned F Tanner Richard to a three-year, entrylevel contract and D Luke Witkowski toa two-year contract. Agreed to terms with F B.J. Crombeen on a two-year contract extension. Recalled F Mike Angelidis from Syracuse (AHL LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Track at Frostproof,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Softball at Avon Park,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Weightlifting at District Qualifier,Frostproof,9 a.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Gibson,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Lake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m. SFSC T ODAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. MONDAY,April 8: Baseball at University of Tampa,6 p.m. TUESDAY,April 9: Softball at Polk State,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY,April 10: Baseball vs.Polk State,6 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Sebring,6 p.m.; Track at Frostproof,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball vs.Lake Placid,6 p.m. S ATURDAY: Boys Weightlifting at District Qualifier,Frostproof,9 a.m. H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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C M Y K ball, he said. Im used to pitching at night. Today, with the sun out and it being warm, I was sweating more than I usually do and the ball kept slipping out of my hand on the curve. He regained his grip enough to get out of it with a strike out, one of eight he would garner in the game. The offense then kept the lead growing with two more in the bottom of the third. Carr singled to left with one out, stole second andt agged up and went to third o n a Justin LaRosa deep fly to left. Jacob Cram followed with an RBI double to right-center and Harris helped himself out again with an RBI single. The fourth inning went by with no further scoring, and H arris got through the top of the fifth with his shutout intact. Then in the bottom of the fifth, the Dragons added two more. Daum walked to get it started and moved to second on a Carr single through the left side. LaRosa reached on an error to load the bases and Crams hard shot couldnt beh andled either, bringing a run in and keeping the bags full. After Harris lined out to short, the Jaguars went to theb ullpen for the second time and reliever Tavon Lindsay r ecorded a strike out, but also uncorked a wild pitch to b ring a run in to push the lead to 8-0 after five. P ort St. Lucie finally got on the board in the top of the sixth. Alex Spencers short fly to center saw LaRosa make a diving catch, only to see the ball pop out when crashed back to the ground. Harris got the next two batters on a grounder to third and fly to center, respectively, but Jeff Musser beat out an infield single to bring Spencer in and AJ Alexio hita bloop single to left for an RBI. David Ayala then cranked one to deep center that the wind carried over LaRosas head for an RBI double and the lead now stood at 8-3. Lake Placid couldnt add to it in their half of the inning, but it wouldnt mattera s Stanley came on in relief and closed it out in the seventh. It shows that anything can happen when you hit the ball well, head coach Dan Coomes said afterward. Although it seemed like once we got the big lead, we stopped hitting for some reason. But this was a good game for us and now we just need to keep it up as we get back to district games. The Dragons were back at i t Tuesday with a road date at Mulberry. Page B4News-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013w ww.newssun.com h ometown biz; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 3 3 9 9 7 7 classes and she is just playing to achieve her own personal best. When she heads back to New York for the summer shell be able to play with confidence. Mary Ann Amato took up the game in September. In October, she fell on the court and broke her arm. She laughs that at least she was having fun when she tumbled. Not discouraged, she has r eturned to the courts and is enjoying herself. Having played racquetball fifteen years ago and softball thirty years ago, Mary Ann is pleased to have the chance to participate actively. She likes the exercise, the people and just being outside. She urges others to give the game a try. Nick Schmidt has now been playing for five weeks. After watching a few times, he thought hed give pickleball a try and is glad he did. Nick is not taking the game too seriously yet but already loves the game and the people he has met. He has had good instruction and feels the beginners coaches have explained the game and the scoring very well. Jim Flaitz has quite an extensive background with racquet sports, having played racquetball, handball, squash and tennis through the years. He feels that pickleball is a good game for him now that he is old and decrepit. With less running than the in the other racquet sports, Jim sees it as a way to be active and keep his body f rom deteriorating more. Pickleball is current ly being played at Sun n Lake, Sebring Village, Highlands Ridge and Crystal Lake as well as at Tanglewood. Tomoka Heights residents have shown an interest in taking up the game. There is one court open to the general public at Charlie Brown Park on Hawthorne Dr., just off the Sebring Parkway. T anglewood residents who want to try the game should be certain to see Mel McDonald on a Monday or Thursday afternoon. Other Highlands County residents interested in learning to play pickleball are invited to e-mail the writer, Neil Simpson, at nsimp76@gmail.com Neil, a snowbird, will compile a list of interested players and, if sufficient i nterest is shown, will arrange a clinic in the fall. Continued from B1 Pickleball being picked up Continued from B1 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE M organ Lott the first-inning hit parade that staked the D ragons to an early lead in Mondays win over Port St. Lucie. LP routs Port St. Lucie Special to the News-SunSaturday, April 6 ADay Hike of approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. T his 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 chil-d ren. 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. FTA Heartland this weekend from New Mexico on Saturday. USC hasnt made the NCAAtournament since 2011. The Trojans are 12-17 alltime, with their best results coming in 2007 and 2001, when they lost in the regionals, and in 1954, when they lost in the national semifinals. Before going to FGCU, Enfield was an assistant at Florida State from 2007-11, where the Seminoles made the round of 16 in 2011. He began his coaching career in the NBAas a shooting coach for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1995-96, and was an assistant with Boston from 1999-00. Enfields wife, Amanda, drew attention during the NCAAtournament for her model-looks. The couple has three young children. Continued from B1 Enfield off to USC The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, April 3, 2013Page B5 health page; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 3 3 9 9 9 9 Associated PressNEWYORK Bud Light said it w ith beer cans and Martha Stewart with red velvet cake as companies and celebrities from Beyonce to George Takei joined millions of social media users in posting andt weaking a simple red logo in support of gay marriage. Asquare box with thick pink horizontal lines (the mathematical equal symbol) was offered for shar-i ng this week by the Human Rights Campaign as the U.S. Supreme Court took up arguments in key marriage rights cases. The image, replacing profile pict ures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and elsewhere, is a makeover of thea dvocacy groups logo, usually a blue background with bright yellow lines. The HRC made it available inr ed for the color of love on Monday and estimated tens of millions of shares by Wednesday. It shows the enthusiasm and the p assion, said Fred Sainz, a spokesman for the nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Like viral campaigns of yore, supporting breast cancer awareness( pink), President Barack Obama (change your middle name to Hussein) and even Arab Spring (green some social media streams by thoseq uestioning whether such efforts serve to change any minds or, put simply, are plain annoying. My Facebook feed is a cascading aesthetic nightmare. Thanks,e quality, Washington Post writer Dan Zak wryly grumbled on Twitter. A photo of Justice Anthony Kennedy made the rounds with the quip: Before we make a ruling, dide nough people change their Facebook profile picture?! N one of that mattered to the masses of same-sex marriage supporters. Some swapped matzoh for the pink lines as Passover got under way, or added frowny Internet starG rumpy Cat, who explained marriage equality would make her happy. B ert and Ernie showed up against the red background. (Theyre best friends with no plans to marry,a ccording to Sesame Street.) Another version featured Paula Deen atop the red square and lines turned a shade of yellow akin to herf avorite fatty ingredient and the tagline: Its like two sticks of butter yall. Takei, a noted punster with nearly 4 million followers in Facebook,t urned the equal sign into the division sign for those opposed to marriage equality. Beyonce, with more than 44 million followers there, played its traight, leaving the logo alone and adding a personal message: Its about TIME!!! #EQUALITY #MarryWhoYouLove. Fergie let the image speak for i tself on Twitter, adding: No words necessary. Montana Sen. John Tester, a Democrat who endorseds ame-sex marriage on Tuesday, put the logo up as his profile on Facebook while the clothing siteB onobos swapped its usual Facebook pic for the red square using fancy white pants for the equal sign. M artha Stewarts Facebook page used a slice of red cake with white icing to make the image and the HBO page for True Blood added fangs. A ll in good fun? Theres a lot of serious conversation going on and theres an awful lot of important concepts that the Supreme Court justices are dis-c ussing, Sainz said. What this logo going viral means is individuals have reduced it to a very straightforward concept. Steve Jones, a professor of online c ulture and communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago, wondered whether all the mash-upsm uddle the message. Once you throw it together with something like Grumpy Cat itsf un, he said. But was this message intended to be fun? Gay marriage equality box spreads on social media

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C M Y K LAKE PLACID There w as a wedding in this park on Wednesday. It took place on t he fishing pier at 5 p.m. Jerry and Diana are from Indiana. Pastor Ray Culpepper of theE astside Christian Church in Lake Placid officiated at the w edding pronouncing them, Mr. and Mrs. Hallett. Diana wore a long flowered dressw ith a dark background with a touch of aqua. She wore aqua jewelry which topped off the d ress,also the aqua flower on each shoe. The reception was i n the screen room. The spaghetti dinner was sponsored by the Memorial Committee. The menu was vegetable tossed salad,garlicb read and beverages and desserts. You dont have to be Italian to appreciate a good plate of spaghetti and it was good. The center pieces for the tables were blue wine bottlesd ecorated with grape clusters. Very striking! The people who w ere lucky enjoyed their door prizes. The Bunny Hop Dance was March 23 with music by Larry Musgrave. When the couplesa rrived,they sat at tables covered in pastel table cloths with a garland of flowers down each table. Very pretty. They danced from 7-10 p.m. and Im suret hey had a great time. Monday morning coffee was made and hosted by Bob and Mary Fagan. Peggy Sue Teague emceed the meeting. Joan Rau and Carolyn Reece had a table set up for selling tickets for the dinner and dance on April 7 for the Snowbirds Going Away party. At 5 p.m., tacos will be made and served just the way you want them. Pete Ruano will be playing for our listening and dancing pleasure. Wont this be a nice Sunday evening? Peggy Sue introduced our manager,Jodi Susco,and she thanked everyone for the birthday cards that she received Friday on her birthday. Jodi asked people to please make arrangements for the care of your yard before you leave for the summer. Also,be sure to t urn off the water to your house before you leave. Ruth Ann Walls played the piano so we could sing Happy Birthdayto Joanne Fox,NellaT enBroeke and Patti Wood. We were happy that Eunice Brown w as back from her surgery in Kentucky. Darwin Seymours son,Dalin,is visiting hisf ather. Helen Weylie is here from Hamilton,Ontario, C anada,visiting her twin sister Heurtha Thomson. Carol Noel had deepest sympathy paperso ut this morning for everyone to sign for the families of Jim Tyre,Donna Gormans sister a nd Danny Shephards sister. The Red Hats are going to W auchula to the Center for the Apes on Thursday,April 4. This will be a very interesting day. On April 18,we will be going to the ArchboldB iological Station. After this, we will be going to the Moose for lunch at noon. The Mens Pancake Breakfast for April will be Saturday,April 6. Bring your place setting and decide if you w ant your pancakes plain or with blueberries. Either way, the pancakes will be very good. April 14 will be the Military Committees soup and sand-w ich meal Sunday evening at 5 p.m. T he Line Dancers went out for their goodbye lunch Monday. Not all will be leav-i ng for the northern states immediately but it was a good t ime to converse and convey gratitude to Helen Todd for her line dancing skills. We feel likes isters. The Tuesday morning ladies coffee was made by Carolyn R eece. Pumpkin muffins were made by Wilma Miller,which w ere enjoyed by all. Marilyn Cromer led the meeting and listed the months activities. Paula Bannister announced that the book club would bem eeting at her home at 7 p.m., April 11. Also,the Ladies Lunch Out will have their luncheon at Michaels at the Spring Lake Golf Course on April 16. Hosting will be Doris True and P aula Bannister. Carol Noel told that a new resident in the park,John Witters has been in the hospital and was sent a card. T he Tropical Harbor Bowling Team met Monday, M arch 25. There were 46 bowlers and guests gathered at Beef OBradys in Lake Placidf or their end-of-the-year party. The following were recogn ized:ladies high game was Shelly Bushman with 203; mens high game was JimB annister with 257; ladies high series was Mary Ann Grieshop with 541; mens high series w as Tom Walton with 708; ladies high average was a tie b etween Mary Ann Grieshop and Shelly Bushman at 155; mens high average was Tom Walton with 188; most improved lady was Mary AnnG rieshop with 15 pins and the most improved man was Jim Angevine with 10 pins. Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many. Page B6News-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013www.newssun.com AVON PARK HOUSING AUTHORITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/3,6; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 5 5 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 6 6 4 4 Im a New Yorker!True,I was a snow bird for 10 years. Actually beforet hat we were snow fakes.We would come to Clearwater and Fort Pierce for just a few weeks ata time. But now, even after 30 years of living in Florida,in my heart,I am still a NewY orker. Please,all you Midwesterners,before your aise your eyebrows and drop the page,think about it. You are still attached toy our birthplace,where you went to school,where you g rew up and where the grandkids are. And when in a group they call out Ohioor Nebraska, dont you applaud? S o even if we have been living side by side for 20 or 30 years,even if those years are really only for four to six months,whath ave I conveyed to you about living on Long Island o r in Manhattan? What do you know about the mindset of the person who says NewY ork and expects everyone to know that he means New Y ork City,or even more specifically Manhattan,and not Buffalo or some other p lace upstate or downstate? For that matter,what do I know about Oklahoma except that the corn grows as high as an elephantse ye? Or that in Muskogee the only accommodations were in houses with outhouses? And this is so unfair because that impres-s ion occurred during World War II and the l09th R ainbow division was already stationed there. Ims ure it is not like that now. Which brings me to the premise of this article. I propose that we emulate the foreign exchange studentp rogram that brings young people from one country to another to live in a family setting and study for awhile. A tourist that comesf or 10 days,sees the tourist attractions but not behind them. They never get to know the real country or people under ordinary circumstances.If you live in the family home and shop with them and go to church, you can see and feel their real needs and wants and how they are dealt with as opposed to what you would do at home in your own country. So I volunteer to be a first canditate to go to a farm. I know I could collect the eggs. I learned once when we took the kids on a vacation to a bed and bath farm,dont try to take the eggs while the hen is still sitting. You get pecked and it hurts. Actually,a few years ago the Greggs who were snowbirds in our communit y invited us to their 250-year-old farmhouse near Niagara Falls, New York. Wew ere settled into the prettiest dormer room witha view of a cornfield that stretched a s far as you could see. Handmade framed alphabets that had been done by some childh undreds of years before decorated the walls,and inviting comforters were one very chair,chaise and bed. And the bathroom! A fireplace with towel racks inf ront of it so that the towels would be warm. As concess ions to the now,there was a fake fire/heater in the opening but we didnt knowt hat right away.There was a picture window in the bathr oom that looked out on an apple orchard. After storing our stuff, we came down for an invitation to tour the old home-s tead. Mr. Gregg disappeared into a big barn and w ith a sound like thunder the doors opened and a huge thing rumbled out.N ow I had thought it would be some kind of vehicle l ike we see around the groves here,but this was a big thing with a big scoop i n front. Get in. Ill give you a ride.It was not what I expected but I hopped in the hopper. What happenedn ext chilled my city bones. I began to go up right into the middle of the low lying branches of the plum tree. ell,youre up there. Picks ome plums.Which I did until he stopped me by lowe ring the thing. The plums were the d esert with plum syrup over them and hand-cranked ice cream. The vegetable was the fresh picked corn and I do not think the chickenh ad been dead very long. I invited them to my sons house on Long Island and/or to my friends townhouse on East 66 Street justo ff York Ave. in Manhattan. I would take them to the 92nd Street YMHA where they give courses on almost any subject with famous professional people from all over the world leading the classes and to Broadway shows. But they said that Lake Placid was cosmopolitan enough for them. So who wants to switch with a former New Yorker who realizes that she is nowa confirmed Floridian? I began this article by saying that in my heart I am a New Yorker and end by calling myself a Floridian. The transformationis complete. Pearl Carter is a resident of Lake Placid. Email her at timely87@comcast.net Exchange student Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston C ourtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 cele brated St. Patricks Day on March 15 with a meal of corn beef and cabbage and the r est of the Irish fare. Helen Young and Wes Ward celebrated the holiday at the lodge. Elks celebrate St. Pattys Day

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C M Y K Avon Park Founders Garden ClubA VON PARK The March meeting of the Avon P ark Founders Garden Club was held at the home of Rosie Longanecker. Plans fort he booth at the Avon Park Springtime on the Mall Festival were finalized. A nita Helbig brought the group up to date on the Yard T our to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday,April 6. There will be two club members at each home on the tour. There are five yards beingv isited. It was decided to have tickets available at Donaldson Park from 9-11 a.m. A brochure with a map is to be given as each ticket is sold. The price of the ticket is $5. E velyn Delk brought information on yellow flowering t rees in our area. There are several types of trees bearing yellow flowers,some flowering now and some at a later time. She also showed pic-t ures of each tree. She told the club about the tree on the Mall across from the Jacaranda Hotel. It is a bombax tree,part of the kapokf amily.The tree was loaded with its orange flowers that could be seen from a distance. Rosie Longanecker told some interesting facts about growing/planting amaryllis bulbs. These bulbs do not like to be planted too deeply.You can make a depression in the soil,place the bulb on a paper plate and cover the plate and bulb with soil,leaving the top of the bulb exposed. This will make the roots grow out instead of down. Roots that grow straight down pull the bulb deeper into the soil and the bulb will not produce. The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m.,April 11, with a program on flower arranging by Jimmys Flower Shop. Anyone interested in attending the meeting should call 452-1927 for the location.Meals on Wheels Avon ParkAVON PARK Meals on Wheels of Avon Park recently held their annual meeting and elected the following officers and board members for 20132014:Donald Sliwicki,president; Doris Miller,vice-president; Terry Gooch,secretary; Mary Lee Lillpop,corresponding Secretary; Donna Vinson,treasurer; and Forest Hilton,Pastor Dion Henry, Kari McGrath,Lester Roberts,Al Dumbleton,Paul Devlin,Richard Reinhart and Pat Borst as board members. Meals on Wheels of Avon Park volunteers deliver hot and nutritious meals to the m any individuals in Avon Park who,for various reasons,do not eat one such meal a day.These unfortunate individuals are requiredt o pay for these meals but most are unable to afford the full price. Being a non-profit organization,we rely on individuals and business organi-z ations in the local community to help finance these meals through their generous donations. You may send your donations to Meals on Wheels Avon Park,P.O. Box 1643,Avon Park,FL 338261643.TOPS FL 632LAKE PLACID The TOPS FL 632 club meets every Monday at the Womans Clubhouse on Main Street in Lake Placid. Weighin is between 3-3:45 p.m. followed by about 10 minutes of chair exercises led by Joan Dunn before the meeting is called to order by leader Judy OBoyle at 4 p.m. Before the meeting started, Judy asked anyone if they wanted to talk about anything. There were some problems and questions and some great suggestions. Donna Raaf gave roll call with 37 members weighing in. Kathy Barber was best loser of the week. June Elam won the travel gift by losing four weeks in a row and she received a pedometer. Good job,June, and a hard one. Faye Nutts name was drawn for the chance to be the lucky loser and winner of the next travel gift. This meeting was very special as the group honored the people who have worked hard on their commitment of being less fluffy and Judy did the honors to award these special people. For the year 2012,the KOPS who never fell out of their leeway were Joan Dunn, Barbara Huff,Jean Trahan and Beverly Dittmar. In D ivision 2,Kathy Barber lost the most and took first place a nd Patty Hynes was the second place winner. Alternate was Lori Barber. D ivision 3 first place was Marylou Lilja and second p lace was Jerry Gage. In the Mens Division Ervin Edson took first place. Debbie L udington was awarded for being the Chapters Program Leader. June Elam awarded Judy OBoyle with a dozen roses for being one greatl eader. Patty Hynes installed officers for the 2013-2014 year and they are as follows: Leader Judy OBoyle; Co-l eader June Elam; Secretary Putt Crandall,winner and D onna Raaf,Summer; Treasurer Jean Ottaway;A ssistant Carolyn Michael; Weight Recorders Laverda Alvis and Karen Goodwin. Call Judy at (863 0831.TOPS FL 487S EBRING The meeting was called to order by leader Judy Phillips,and 15 TOPS and 8 KOPS gave their pledges. Song leader JudyA lger led the group in several songs. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Yes-yeses for the week are keep a food diary,drink lots of water,exercise. The 25cent contest had 23 in and 12 winners,each reciving $.50. Jenna Meisner removed a layer of paper from the attendance box,finding more to unwrap. Roll call for the week wasnt very good,but the club members are hoping that they will do better next week. There was a tie for the best loser of the week between Shirley Slabaugh,and Judy Phillips. Seven members of our group will be attending SRD. A new contest was started today,this will be a short one only three weeks long. The officers for the new year were installed,they are leader Judy Phillips,coleader Leslie Maschue,secretary Sharon Flaherty,treasurer Shirley Slabaugh,assistant treasurer Bette Gillett, weight recorder Carolyn Patterson,and assistant weight recorder Carol D"Armitt. The meeting was closed with theclosing hands circle. TOPS 487 meets on Wednesday morning at Whispering Pines Baptist Church at 9 am to start the weigh-in,and the meeting to follow. If you would like more indormation about the meeting,please call 382-7716,or 283-3255 www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, April 3, 2013Page B7 UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/3/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 5 5 9 9 CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS C ourtesy photo S ebring Elks 1529 proudly awarded a Lifetime Membership to Claude Howerton. To achieve this goal, a person must be a member of the Elks for 30 years and be in the current Lodge for 10 years. Howerton was the Sebring Exalted Ruler 27 years ago and again this past year. The community of Highlands County and the Sebring Elks have been the better because of his involvement. Presenting Howerton with the Lifetime card is T rustee Heide Stover. C ourtesy photo Harold Picking celebrated his 91st birthday at the Sebring Elks 1529. Friends at the Elks wished him Happy Birthday and shared his cake. They also congrat-u lated him on shooting less t han his age. On his birthday he shot a 90 at the Sebring Golf Club and complained about three badh oles. The next day he made up for it and shot a 83. Courtesy photo The GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club March 21 meeting was hosted by the Education Department. The program was given by Lake Placid Middle School Principal Julia B urnett (pictured third from left) speaking about the importance of the literacy program at the school. Katie LaBlanc (pictured second from left) was awarded $100 from the clubs book sales for acheivingthe literacy award from the middle school. Also pictured from left Lourdes Barajas (co-chair(chairman)far right. Literacy and s cholarship are special projects of theGFWCFL. Womans Club learns about literacy program CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunp ublishes announcements a bout clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are r eturned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped e nvelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. T he submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the followingW ednesdas paper. S ubmit items to the NewsSunf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; s end e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. F or information,call 385-6155, ext. 516. Courtesy photo Lorraine Hutchins (from left), director Lake Placid Noon Rotary and assistant branch manager at Seacoast National Bank, presents checks to Maria Gonzalez and Jessie Sanders, Rotary Speech Contest winners. The Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club heard speeches from Maria and Jessie, students from Lake Placid High School, on March 28. Their speeches had a time limit of between five and seven minutes. Both students received a check for $100. Second-place winners were Travis Baxter and Rachel Yungbluth. Contestants wrote s peeches with facts, statistics, stories, examples and quotations. Material had to be original in content and be about applying the current Rotary theme Peace Through Service. C ontestants could be from any public, private or home high school.Maria and Jessie will advance to the next level and compete to win up to $250. If they win, they have the opport unity to go to district level and win up to $1,000. LP Rotary honors speech contest winners Howerton, Picking honored by Elks

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C M Y K Julietta ArdekaniChelsey Wall and Justin A rdekani,of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter,Julietta Ann at 3:47 p.m.,on March 8,2013, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Julietta weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18.25 inches in length.T imothy BailesJessica and Timothy Bailes,of Sebring,announce the birth of a son,Timothy Andrew,at 6:14 p.m.,on March 12,2013,at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Timothy weighed 7 pounds,15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Linda Bailes of S ebring.Thomas EuresN aKisha and Scotty Eures, of Sebring,announce the b irth of a son,Thomas Littleton,at 9:08 p.m.,on M arch 25,2013,at Highlands Regional Medical C enter,Sebring. Thomas weighed 8 pounds,4 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carolyn and Thomas Burrow. Paternal grandparents are Joyce Eures,Billy Eures and Charlotte Shuemaker.Adalynn HernandezJuri and David Hernandez, of Wauchula,announce the birth of a daughter,Adalynn, at 8:17 a.m.,on March 20, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Adalynn weighed 6 pounds,8 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Juana and Jesus Hernandez of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Fidel and Teodora Hernandez of Wauchula.Olivia HestonSara Heston of Avon Park and John Heston of Sebring,a nnounce the birth of a daughter,Olivia Grace at 6:30 p.m.,on March 18, 2013 at Florida Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Olivia weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20.25 inches in length. She was welcomed home by her sisters,Sophia and Amelia. Maternal grandparents are Patty and Mike Roberts and George Molinaro of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Michele Heston of Avon Park. Paternal great-grandparents are Justine and Paul Devlin and Louise Heston Stiles.Francisco JimenezCarolina Bustos and Francisco Jimenez,of Sebring,announce the birth of a son,Francisco Daniel, at 9 p.m.,on March 5,2013, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Francisco weighed 7 pounds,6 ounces and measu red 19 inches in length.K eira JohnstonA shley Mills and Jack Johnston Jr.,of Wauchula, a nnounce the birth of a daughter,Keira Leigh,at 2:06 p.m.,on Feb. 25,2013,a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. K eira weighed 7 pounds,1 ounce and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richard Mills and CarolineV anskoik of Arcadia. Paternal grandparents are S elina and Jack Johnston Sr. of Wauchula.Jillian KogelschatzRebekah and Rick K ogelschatz,of Sebring, announce the birth of a d aughter,Jillian Paige,at 8:30 a.m.,on March 6,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center,Sebring. Jillian weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are S cott and Cyndy Stanley of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are the late Richard and Shirley Kogelschatz,formerly ofA von Park.Vincent LatellaCandice and Robert L atella,of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, V incent Antonio,at 2:09 p.m. on Feb. 22,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Vincent weighed 7 p ounds,10 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Cheryl Goodyear of Hustonville,Ky. P aternal grandparents are Robert and Sharon Latella of Tellico Plains,Tenn.Aubree MulliganKelsey and Justin Mulligan,of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter,Aubree Lynn,at 8:34 a.m.,on Feb. 26,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Aubree weighed 6 pounds,10 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are James Dyer of Sebring and Suzzette Riley of Nicholasville,Ky. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Ray Mulligan of Angier,N.C. and Gina G. Wells of Lake Placid.Sean RutiglianoCorey and Joe Rutigliano, of Sebring,announce the birth of a son,Sean,at 9:55 a.m.,on March 5,2013,atF lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Sean weighed 6 pounds,9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Candy and Carl Morehouse of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Nadine and Joe Rutigliano ofS ebring.Eilish SbotoDena-Marie and Matthew Sboto,of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter,Eilish Mary,at 7:27 a.m.,on March 16,2 013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, S ebring. Eilish weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are B ecky Dusek of Mastic Beach,N.Y. and Frank Dusek of Fort Salonga,N.Y.Reagan SouthardBecca and Casey Southard,of Avon Park,a nnounce the birth of a daughter,Reagan Elizabeth, a t 2:59 p.m.,on March 4, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,S ebring. Reagan weighed 7 pounds a nd measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are D an and Beth Hershner of Hamilton,Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Rudy and Brenda Southard of Hamilton,Ohio.Makayla TimmS arah and Bernie Timm, of Venus,announce the birth of a daughter,Makayla Grace,at 7:34 p.m.,on March 20,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. M akayla weighed 6 pounds,13 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Connie Baker. P aternal grandparents are Jack and Ann Turner of Sebring.Eva ToyKate and Justin Toy,of Sebring,announce the birtho f a daughter,Eva Elizabeth, at 4:40 p.m.,on March 19, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. E va weighed 8 pounds,2 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Sandra Johnson of Gainesville. P aternal grandparents Karen Walker of Lakeland, S teve and Debi Toy of Auburndale.Oona TubbsJennifer Noaker-Tubbs a nd Paul Tubbs announce the birth of a daughter,Oona M arie,at 11:07 p.m.,on March 5,2013,at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. Oona weighed 6 pounds, 1 4 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Kathy Ruggiero and John Noaker. P aternal grandparents are Michael Tubbs and Penny M cFee.Lydia VicklerL acy and Joshua Vickler, of Sebring,announce the b irth of a daughter,Lydia Grace,at 7:59 a.m.,on March 15,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,Sebring. L ydia weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 17.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Randall and Ramona Severn of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are H enry and Mary Vickler of Palm Beach Gardens. Page B8News-SunWednesday, April 3, 2013www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/3/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 6 6 0 0 CELEBRATIONS CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 3856155,ext. 516. Births Hatfield-BeamRebecca Jean Beam and R ocky Lee Hatfield are engaged to be married. T he bride-elect is a resident of Bartow and is the daughter of Charlie andM elba Beam of Bartow. The groom-elect is a resi dent of Frostproof and is the son of Jackie Hatfield of Frostproof and the late Edward RockHatfield. The bride-elect is a 2010 g raduate of Bartow High S chool,current student of Hillsborough Community C ollege to become a veterinary technician. She is employed at My PetsA nimal Hospital. The groom-elect is a 2 005 Bentford High School graduate and is employed by Citrosuco. A wedding is planned for Aug. 17,2013. Engagement Rebecca Jean Beam and Rocky Lee Hatfield are engaged to be married. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, April 3, 2013Page B9 Cooking meat well is something that takes practice. Theres a knack togetting that perfect goldenc olor on a chicken breast and to makingthose dark grill marks appear on a steak. While a nice color on apiece of meat looks nice,m ore importantly,that color basicallytranslates to flavor. A good sear is required to form that beautiful crust on a roast,andsearings hould be the first step when preparing meat for a o ne-potmeal,including a braised dish. When you sear a piece of m eat,the sugars in the meat are caramelized.The r esult is delicious and that sear on the meat also helps to keepthe moisture inside. The good news is that searing meat is easy as piea nd it involves afew universal steps which youre a bout to discover.How to get a perfect sear onp ork or red meatTake the meat out of the refrigerator and bring itt o roomtemperature before cooking it. Dont leave it out more than an hour. With a paper towel,pat the meat dry to remove any m oisture from thesurface. That moisture can interfere with the searing process. Drizzle the surface of the meat with a smalla mount of regular oliveoil (dont use extra virgin for cooking) or melted coconut oil andseason with pepper and sea salt. Give the meat a nice little massageso that the surface is evenly coat-e d. In a dutch oven or o ven-safe pan,heat your butter,ghee or coconutoil to medium high. When a drop of water sizzles when it hits thesurface of thep an,you?re ready to add your meat. Put your meat in the pan,fattest side down. Dont make the mistake o f flipping your meat too soon. Thats whatmakes it stick to the pan. Leave the surface of the meat on the hotpan until the meat is nice and deeply colored, and it doesnt stickwhen you move it. Sear all sides of the meat,including the ends andsides if youre dealing with a roast. For a beef or pork roast:when the crust has formed,go ahead andadd your liquid or any other ingredients you add to your recipe. For a steak:searing a steak properly may cook it enough for yourpreference if you like a rare steak. Leave it in the pan a littlelonger if you like it cooked more,or finish it in the oven at 400degrees. For pork chops:searing alone probably wont cook the meatthoroughly. Finish in the oven at 400 degrees or keep it in the panuntil its done.How to get a perfect sear on a chicken breastWash your chicken breast and pat it dry. Drizzle a bit of meltedcoconut oil or regular olive oil on the chicken and season with pepperand sea salt. Follow the same directions as above,with regards t o heating the oilin the pan. When the pan is hot,put the breast in and keep the surface of thechicken in contact with the pan untili s nice and brown. Do not flipit before its ready! W hen a crust has developed and the meat nolonger sticks,flip it over. The searing process wont necessarily cook the c hicken through,soif you need to give it more time in the pan,turn the pan to low a ndadd a little bit of liquid before covering the pan. That heat willcontinue cooking the meat without burning it or drying it out.Y oucould also finish it in the oven at 400 degrees. Practice makes perfect! Before you get cooking, lets talk about the pany oure using. Nonstick and teflon pans a re toxic. Do not use them. If you heat themtoo high,t he fumes could actually kill a small bird in your kitchen.Use a stainless skillet,preferably one witha copper bottom for b esthead conduction. Cast iron will work too. Do you have any additional tips for getting the perfect sear on apiece ofm eat? Let us know on our Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/savingdinner/. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of' Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com/. DIVERSIONS Dinner Diva Leanne Ely YOULLKNOWITWHENYOUSEEITBy DAN SCHOENHOLZ A CROSS 1 Map symbol 5 Tolstoy and ONeill heroines 10 Original state of the universe, in myth 15 When Macbeth dies 19 Baja vacation spot, familiarly 20 Vessel opener 21 Islamic denomination 22 Expose 23 Lying, maybe 24 Answer to 67-Across, per John F. 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II transport: Abbr. 62 Compete 63 Traditional enemieso f the Kiowa 65 Like good water for s norkeling 67 Beside 68 Greek goddesses oft he seasons 69 Mimics 7 1 Fancy tie 7 2 Christiansen who founded Lego 7 3 What a dispensary dispenses, for short 7 5 Lead-in to -tard 7 6 Slam 78 Those not favored 79 Hosp. areas 80 Yeah, right!8 1 Bridges of note 82 Nightmarish thoro ughfare? 84 Reach, with at 8 6 Tellico Dam agcy. 87 Pfizer competitor 89 Menu heading 90 Eat by candlelight, say 91 Necklace makeup,m aybe 95 Roil 96 Not challenge 9 7 Certain Ukrainian 99 Carillon sound 100 Challenge 1 01 Big shock 1 03 Funny sort 105 Sky light, for short? 106 Wheat protein 108 Two-time Olympic ice-skating medalist Brian 109 Word on mail from Spain 1 10 Anglers line 111 With 111-Across, do battle1 12 Prince in Troilus and Cressida 117 Green and Gore 118 Golly gee! 119 Returns letters? 120 German pronoun 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 2728293031 3233343536 3738394041 42434445464748 4 95051525354 5556575859 606162636465 6667686970717273 747576777879 8081828384858687 88899091 929394959697 9899100101102103104105106 107108109110 111112113114115 116117118119120121 122123124125 126127128129 Solution on page B8 Sizzling tips for searing meat Dear Abby: Before we met,my girlfriend got large breast implants. I think there a terrible turn-off, but I dont know how to tell her. Should I try to overlook t his because I love her,or can I tell her the truth about why our love life is sometimes not so hot? I have known her long enough that the next step is marriage or nothing. She walks around the house bare-chested and obviously thinks I find her breasts a big turn-on. I have faked it for five years. What should I do? Not That Excited in Colorado Dear Not That Excited: Your letter is a lesson about the danger of faking it. Level with your girlfriend, but without using the words terribleand turn-off.Tell her you love her,but while many men find large breasts to be a turn-on,you actually prefer smaller ones to the degree that it sometimes affects your sexual performance. Explain that if she thinks her breasts are what have kept you interested,its not the case. At some point,one or more of her implants may need to be replaced,and she might opt for smaller ones. Dear Abby: I moved to Australia 10 years ago. It has been a fantastic adventure,but I feel drawn home. Complicating things is the fact that I have a same-sex Australian partner. Because gay marriage is not federally recognized in the United States,he has no possibility of legally emigrating there. His skills are not sufficient. To move back to the United States would destroy my home,which is a happy one. On the other hand,I come from a large,close family and my parents are entering their 70s. I miss my family and my culture every day,and feel torn between my family in the United States and my partner in Australia. I have felt this way for a few years. I feel unable to settle down and start living or feel comfortable in my life until I work this out. The thought of not being around my family in the long term is unbearable. The thought of leaving my partner is equally painful. I have tried in vain to find an answer and feel overwhelmed. Help! Trans-Pacific Reader Dear Trans-Pacific: I dont know your financial situation,but why must this be an either/orsituation? Youre happily settled in a beautiful country and enjoying a loving relationship. I assume you also have a wellpaying job. Your dilemma might be solved by visiting your parents more often,particularly since their health is still good. If that changes,you could return to the United States for a more extended period. Until the laws in the United States regarding same-sex marriage change, thats what you will have to do unless youre willing to sacrifice your relationship. Dear Abby: Is it proper to tip your tattoo artist or p iercer? They provide a service,just as a hairdresser would. I have never seen this addressed before. Your input would be helpful. Curious in Upstate New York Dear Curious: Tattoos and piercings are considered works of art,and its not unusual for a customer to present the artist with a gratuity commensurate with the degree of satisfaction the person feels with the results, the time it took to create it and the intricacy of the design. In lieu of money, sometimes gifts such as art books,spiritual artifacts or jewelry are given to the artist. 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. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the Womans big breasts are no big deal to her boyfriend Dear Abby By MICHAEL MCCALL Associated PressLike film director Tim Burton,the Band Perry puts an entertaining spin on the darker aspects of life and love. With their second album Pioneer,singer Kimberly Perry and her brothers Neil and Reid continue to blend sinister and innocent in deliciously fresh ways. The trios new work highlights just how well-developed theve become as songwriters there responsible for nine of the 12 songs and how inventive they can be with arrangements. They bring out the best in veteran producer Dann Huff,who does his best work here since helping Keith Urban create his distinctive sound. Like Urban,The Band Perry use banjos and other string instruments to create a down-to-earth foundation on songs like the No. 1 country hit Better Dig Two. They also like juxtaposing acoustic and electric elements,which adds texture to catchy tunes like the anthemic Im a Keeperand the Cheap Trick-like Night Gone Wasted both co-written with another family group,The Henningsens. Throughout,Kimberly Perry wields her smoky voice like a skilled actress, inhabiting each song to bring the lyrics alive. Pioneeris an artistic tour de force that furthers the potential shown on groups award-winning 2010 debut. The Band Perry delivers fresh 2nd album Review Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 1 1 6 6 0 0

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C M Y K LIVING B10 PA GE News-Sun Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Chefs Corner Tim Spain I hope everyone enjoyed their E aster holiday. I got to play some golf,enjoyed a great dinn er with Robbies family and then when for a boat ride around Lake Isis. ll bet its safe to say that just about everyone reading thisk nows how to make spaghetti with marinara sauce. I think that w as the first thing I learned to make after toast and eggs. It is so easy to just go and get a jar of tomato sauce and some dried pasta and in 15 minutes y ou can have a meal. But what if you just made your own pasta sauce in about the same amount o f time? This is very easy to do and you and your dining companions will certainly appreciate it being a cooked-from-scratch dish. Y ou could add just about any protein you want to this dish like chicken,beef,tofu or shrimp. Make it with some grouper and it will be delightful. N ow you have to choose your pasta. I choose my pasta based o n what kind of texture it will add to the dish. If I were goingt o add grilled chicken to this dish I would probably choose a pasta that is bigger than the size of the pieces of chicken like corkscrew or rotini pasta. T he next time you are shopping for pasta why dont you try the fresh pasta that you can get in the vegetable section of your local markets? It is excellenta nd I think it has a much better texture when cooked than dried pasta. Cheers,Chef.Homemade pasta sauce12 ounce dry fettuccini pasta 1-1/2 quart boiling water 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt 3/8 each bay leaf 1-1/2 tbsp olive/canola oil 25/75 blend 1/8 tsp black ground pepper 1-7/8 quart fresh tomatoes, diced to half-inch pieces 1-1/8 cup yellow onions, diced to one-eighth inch pieces 1-1/2 tsp fresh chopped basil 2 tbsp olive/canola oil 25/75 blend 3/4 cup cold water Add salt and bay leaves to boiling water. Add pasta and stir until water comes back to a boil so the pasta doesnt stick. Cook for 12 15 minutes,until pasta is al dente. Drain in a colander. Transfer to a large bowl and toss in oil. Transfer to a hotel pan and hold hot for service. Heat oil in a large rondo or skillet. Add onion then stir while cooking until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes,water and basil. Stir and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper. Transfer to a hot holding pan for a steam well. Mix pasta with sauce and serve. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached at tim.spain@ahss.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Jazz up your spaghetti Smashed Potato BarYield:4 servings 2 pounds Florida potatoes, washed and quartered 1/2 cup milk,warmed 2tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup plain yogurt or light sour cream Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Place potatoes into a soup pot and add water until they are completely covered. Lightly salt water and place over medium high heat. Cook potatoes for 15 to 25 minutes until they are soft,but not falling apart. Carefully drain the water and return them to the pot they were cooked in. Kids Can: Use a potato masher to achieve desired texture,being careful not to work the potatoes too much. Kids Can: Add milk,butter and yogurt to mashed potatoes. Stir ingredients to combine. Taste mashed potatoes and season them with salt and pepper. Add any extra flavorings or toppings and serve warm. Potato Bar ToppingsLow fat yogurt or low fat sour creamChives/scallionsC heeseBacon bitsFresh herbsSun-dried tomatoesLemon Chef Justins Tips Use a combination of purple,yellow and red potatoes to make multi-colored mashed potatoes.Leave the skin on the potatoes for extra nutrients.Dont over-mash the potatoes; overworking can cause them to b ecome gummy.Potato and Green Bean SaladYield:10 servings 1/2 pound Florida green beans, washed,ends trimmed and cut into thirds 2 pounds Florida potatoes, washed,peeled and diced large 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 lemons,juiced 1/4 cup olive oil 3 bell peppers,seeded and diced small 1 cup fresh parsley,chopped fine 1red onion,diced small Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Kids Can: Snap the ends off the beans and break them into thirds. Fill medium-sized mixing bowl halfway with ice and water; set aside. Fill large sized stock pot 3/4 full w ith lightly salted water. Bring to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans to boiling water and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a hand strainer,remove green beans from boiling water and place into the ice water to stop them from cooking. After the green beans have cooled down,remove them from the ice water and set aside. Carefully add cut potatoes to same boiling water greens beans were cooked in. Cook potatoes in boiling water for around 15 minutes,depending on size. Once tender,drain and rinse with cold water. Kids Can: In large mixing bowl,combine mayonnaise,lemon juice and olive oil. Stir the mayonnaise mixture to combine. Add all of the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and lightly stir to combine all flavors. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep potato salad cold in the refrigerator and stir before serving on favorite greens. FAMILY FEATURES French fries are one of a kids favorite things to eat. But theres a whole lot more that can be made from delicious,nutritious potatoes. I love the versatility of Florida potatoes,said Chef Justin Timineri,Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador,Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. There are so many different kinds of potatoes that can be flavored in just about any way you like. Get the kids into the kitchen with you and experiment with making potato dishes the whole family will enjoy. You can find more recipes that will have the kids saying,ass the potatoes,please!at h ttp://bit.ly/flpotato. Super SpudsFlorida potatoes are a good source of potassium (for your muscles and growth),vitamin B6 (to help fight illness and help your nerves function),and fiber (for digestion). Most of the nutrients are right under the skin leave the skin on whenever possible. Roasted Campfire Pockets Yield:4 servings 20 Florida fingerling potatoes, sliced thin 1 large onion,sliced 2 bell peppers,sliced 2 cups mushrooms,sliced 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped fine (basil,oregano, thyme, rosemary) 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 skinless,boneless chicken breasts Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat,or an oven at 375F. In medium sized mixing bowl combine potatoes,onion,bell peppers,mushrooms,herbs and olive oil. Stir ingredients to combine and season lightly with salt and pepper. Make 4 12 x 12-inch squares of aluminum foil and lay them out to be stuffed. Place a chicken breast in the middle of each foil square, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute vegetable mixture on top of each chicken breast. Fold each packet so that a tight seal is formed and all the food is contained. Grill packets,or bake them in the oven,for 20 to 30 minutes until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165F. Remove packets from heat and let cool slightly. Open packets carefully as hot steam may rush out. Kids Can: Help slice veggies and stuff their pockets with their favorites. Chef Justin Timineri Homemade Potato ChipsYield:4 servings 4 medium Florida fingerling potatoes, unpeeled (mixed colors 1 tablespoon olive oil Pan release spray Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Additional seasonings (see below) Special equipment needed:French mandolin Preheat oven to 425F. Rinse and dry potatoes. Slice potatoes as thin as possible with a mandolin. Place sliced potatoes in medium sized mixing bowl and rinse several times with warm water. Lightly squeeze and dry potatoes. Kids Can: Place sliced potatoes back in a dry mixing bowl and add olive oil. Toss potatoes to make sure they are evenl y coated with the oil,using a little more oil if needed. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with pan release spray. Lay sliced potatoes in a single layer on cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cool slightly. Use a thin spatula to remove potato chips from cookie sheet into a mixing bowl. Kids Can: While they are still warm,season chips with their choice of seasoning. Potato Chip SeasoningsGarlic-ParmesanFresh herbsYour favorite dried spice mix (Greek,Cajun,BBQ)