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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 04-12-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands Little Theatre family gathered Wednesday night to say farewell to Larry Wollangk and Beth Norman, two valued and loved members who recently died. Norman volunteered as house manager and was the quintessential ambassador, the first person audiences met when they entered the lobby. Hers was the voice people heard frequently on Barry Fosters radio show. Astaunch conservative Republican with firmly held ideas, she would give her opinions on the air, but her focus was always on the upcoming production and getting the word out about it. For Norman, her friends said, every show was the best one HLTever did. Words used to describe her included lovely, excellence, elegance and panache. Wollangk was a totally different story not quite so sweet, NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 44 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 87 69C omplete Forecast P AGE A12 A couple of afternoon thunderstorms Forecast Obituaries Robert King Jr. Age 94, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page A5 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com ClassifiedsA9 Community BriefsA2 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB5 Lottery NumbersA2 Movie TimesB11 ReligionB8 Sports On TVB2 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssunDistrict drubbingL ake Placid blows o ut Frostproof SPORTS, B1Ease your painN atural ways to help c hronic suffering HEALTHYLIVING, B6Movie a classy, b ut tame, telling o f Robinson saga REVIEW, B11 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; goal front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 3 3 7 72 5 ways to helpSimple steps to help r educe your impact on the environment LIVING, 12B B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Fire Union President Ross Edmonds sat down with the citys C ollective Bargaining Unit Tuesday to discuss the findings of Special Magistrate Leonard Telfand, which werer eceived by both parties on March 21. Telfand sided with the union on a majority of the issues that included pens ion, discipline, standard operating guidelines (SOGs), h ealth insurance, promotions and wages. Tuesdays impasse meeting brought a long discussion on what to doa bout the three recommendations made by Telfand that the city did not accept. The issues were pension, discipline and promotions. e agreed with most of the magistrates recommendations except three;w e did not accept discipline, pension or the promotions within the bargaining u nit, City Administrator Scott Noethlich said. The city officially rejected the magistrates pension recommendations, which stated that the city should propose thed efined contribution plan for new hires only, keeping the current/non-vested employees on the defined benefit plan. City, fire union debate 3 issues N oethlich Pensions, promotions and discipline are areas of debate News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Friends and supporters gather Wednesday night during the candlelit vigil for Johnny Tanner in downtown Sebring. Tanner is in critical condition following an April 5 hit-and-run incident. N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Fellow firefighters pray together and show support for former volunteer firefighter Johnny Tanner during a prayer vigil held for Tanner Wednesday night. This weeks question: Will U.S. forces have to fight North Korea in the near future? www.newssun .comPoll open until Friday. Make your voice heard at Online Yes 57.4% No 42.6% Total votes: 176 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Dozens of family members, friends and former colleagues gatheredW ednesday evening at the downtown Sebring Circle to hold a prayer vigil for a m an who they all describe as kind and caring. After a hit-and-run incident on April 5, former DeSoto City volunteer firefighter Johnny Tanner, 42, was airlifted to a hospi-t al in Lakeland where he is fighting for his life. According to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Praying for a miracle Candlelight vigil held for Johnny Tanner See VIGIL, A5 See TALKS, A3 B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Monday night City Manager Julian Deleon presented the citys budget/finance report to the council and there is good news, he said. For this time of year the budget would be normally spent at 50 percent. As it stands we are approximately at 44 percent spent, so there appears to be a small budgetary savings. The total budget for 201213 was slightly more than $13.3 million. Deleon said office and software changes have made finance processes more efficient and less complicated. e use blanket purchase orders to facilitate payment of capital expenses or contractual sole source services. Its just not practical to process one bill at a time. This means the money is obligated in the budget and creditors receive payment much more quickly. Deleon also explained the difference between cash Avon Park financial news remains positive See BUDGET, A8 HLT says farewell to pair of longtime members Ceremony held for Norman, Wollangk See HLT,A8 Deleon: Spending down 6 percent so far this year I nside

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fifty-one K ids Tag Art Award of D istinction winners were recognized for their creativity at a reception hosted by the Highlands County Tax Collector April 6 at the SFSC University Center. T he winning designs were s elected from more than 1,000 entries created in fifthgrade classrooms earlier this year and chosen by a panel of j udges organized by the H ighlands Art League. The award winners in attendance were each presented with an Award of Distinction certificate in front of a sizeable crowd c onsisting of proud parents, s iblings, grandparents, teachers and principals. F rom the pool of 51 winn ers, three talented students were selected to receive the Tax Collectors Choice, Alan Jay Choice and Champion for Children Foundation Choice awards. Each winner was ther ecipient of a framed copy of their design and a $50 gift card. The winner of the Tax Collectors Choice Award, presented by Eric Zwayer,w as Melani Osorio from Lake Placid Elementary. L ayton Sapp of Lakeview C hristian received the Champion for Children Foundation Choice Award from Kevin Roberts and Alan Jay Wildstein presentedA nearie Watson from Fred Wild Elementary with the A lan Jay Choice Award. After the ceremony, each presenter attached the winningt ag to the front of their vehicles where it will remain for a n entire year. Kids Tag Art is a countywide art program of the Highlands County Tax Collector and sponsored by the Champion for ChildrenF oundation and Alan Jay Automotive Network in conj unction with the School Board of Highlands County, Highlands Art League andD ouglass Screen Printers. License plates designed in t he classroom can be produced and sold as front-end vanity plates with the proceeds from the sale going to the schools art program. Kids Tag Art plates can bep urchased for $25 by going to www.hctaxcollector.com a nd selecting the Kids Tag Art link. For more information a bout the program, call Karen Jackson at the H ighlands County Tax Collectors office at 402.6695. Page A2News-SunFriday, April 12, 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 April 10 142124324145x:5Next jackpot $5 millionApril 6 21316172040x:2 April 3 6720464851x:3 April 10 911121830 April 9 1521232629 April 8 1317192832 April 7 613263134 April 10 (n 9829 April 10 (d 3150 April 9 (n 3471 April 9 (d 2347 April 10 (n 441 April 10 (d 002 April 9 (n 342 April 9 (d 786 April 9 916224017 April 5 22337408 April 2 2717425 March 29 1230394410 April 10 136405253 PB: 20Next jackpot $70 millionApril 6 4782939 PB: 24 April 3 1681235 PB: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Roads closed for youth triathlonLAKE PLACID P aragon Event Professionals will conduct a youth triathlon Saturday at Lake June Park. The following roads will be closedt o traffic from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jackson Road from Interlake to Lake June Park, Tangerine Drive from Interlake to Lake June Park, and Heartland Boulevard from Main Avenue to LakeJ une Park. Lake June Park will also be closed to all boatl aunching and recreational vehicle parking. Lake Placid police offic ers will be on hand to assist with road closings a nd local traffic. Any questions can be directed to Chief James Fansler at6 99-3757. Green Thumb comes to SebringSEBRING Destination DowntownS ebring presents second annual Mother Earth Green T humb Festival from 5-8 p.m. today in Historic Downtown Sebring. J oin Downtown Sebring in Celebrating Mother E arth for National Arbor Day and International Earth Day at this second a nnual city festival with fun for the whole family. There will be local plant vendors including McCracken Farms,R obbins Nursery and Orchid Hill Stables; local produce vendors including Purples & Greens Organics, Wrights HydroF arms, McCracken Farms and Orchid Hill Stables; g arden and hands-on art; Hydroponic systems forh ome use; Wine tasting by Henscratch Farms & Winery; chainsaw artist demonstration; all natural bee products from localb ees; evening shopping at the Downtown Sebring boutiques, galleries and stores; evening dining at the Downtown Sebringe ateries and restaurants; free reusable I Love Downtown Sebring tote bags with Downtown Sebring purchase (while supplies last); free orange juice samples sponsored by Highlands County CitrusG rowers Association; and live Bluegrass performance by Flatland band. Live music and print advertising sponsored byS ebring Community Redevelopment Agency. For more information on events and merchant specials, visitw ww.DestinationDowntow nSebring.com, www.DowntownSebring.or g, or on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/Downto wnSebringFL.Y MCA offers Drowning Prevention classS EBRING The YMCAis offering a free d rowning prevention class not only for kids, but parents as well, in efforts top romote drowning awareness in Highlands County. T he class will be held from 9-9:30 a.m. every Saturday, for ages 6 months to 2 years, and 9:30-10 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. S ign up is at the YMCA. Sign up at least one week i n advance. There are only 10 spots in each class. This is a one-day class t hat will work on survival swimming and floating. Red Hat monthly bunco and luncheonSEBRING The monthly Red Hatters Bunco and Luncheon willb e held at 11:30 a.m. today at The Caddy Shack restaurant (across from Harder Hall). There is a $2 donation to play bunco withm onies going for the prizes. G uests need not know how to play and all RedH atters are welcome. Any questions, call 382-9882.Spring Fever comes to Ridge Area ArcAVON PARK Ridge Area Arc is hosting a Spring Fever Sale for two days to benefit this non-p rofit agency, which serves individuals with intellectuCO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on A5 Courtesy photo K ids Tag Art Choice Award recipients show off their framed awards after the presenters attached the winning tags to their vehicles. (From left) Kevin Roberts presented the Champion for Children Foundation Choice Award to Layton Sapp from Lakeview Christian School, Eric Zwayer presented the Tax Collector Choice Award to Melanie Osorio from Lake Placid Elementary and Alan Wildstein presented the Alan Jay Choice Award to A nearie Watson from Fred Wild Elementary. Kids Tag Art winners announced News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR T he Veterans Beach boat channel is currently being dredged to improve entry into the lake. Low levels have made the c hannel nearly impossible to travel through for boaters entering the water. The boat ramp will remain closed until the channel is corrected and the sediment has settled on the lake bottom. Veterans Beach remains open to the public. Work under way on Veterans Beach boat ramp Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Wednesday, May 1 volunteer teams from local businesses and organizations will participate in the 2013 United Way Day of Caring in Highlands County. Volunteer teams are matched with United Way Partner Agencies and local non-profit groups in order to perform tasks that the agencies might not otherwise have the manpower or funds to be able to accomplish. Jobs such as assisting clients, painting, landscaping, clerical work, and many other tasks will be completed during the 2013 Day of Caring. This is an opportunity for local residents to make a hands on impact with United Way Partner Agencies and also view how their United Way contributions are being invested. This years sponsors are John Snyder Allstate Insurance, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Lykes Bros. Inc., The Andersons, Progress Energy, and The Palms of Sebring who help make this day possible. When the volunteer teams finish their tasks at 11:30 a.m., they are invited to participate in celebration luncheon at Buttonwood Bay provided by Chef Mac, Palms Court Catering. The Highlands County Division of the United Way of Central Florida has been serving the local community for 25 years by understanding local needs and driving lasting change to build better lives and stronger communities. For additional information regarding the 2013 United Way Day of Caring, contact Kristin Handley, Highlands County director, United Way of Central Florida/Highlands County Division at 453-3401 or email Handley at kristin.handley@uwcf.org/. Day of Caring set for May 1 TALLAHASSEE (AP AFlorida Senate panel has made a late change to a bill giving parents a voice in turning around failing schools. The bill was amended on Thursday to remove the State Board of Education as a final arbiter in settling disputes when parents and local school boards disagree on a turnaround plan. Under the new version, parents would still be able to propose a plan to improve the school. But the local school board would make the final decision. But the local board would have to explain its reasons for going against the parents plan at a public meeting. The change was made by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. The Florida House has passed a version giving the state board a role when the parents and local board disagree. State Senate revises parent trigger proposal for schools Removes BOE as final arbiter Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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C M Y K By GARYFINEOUT A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a $74 billion spending plan that provides pay raises for state workers and includes a substantial increase in money for public schools. The vote marked the first time in several years where state lawmakers got to crow about all the items in the budget that got money as opposed to what was getting cut. The budget is a reflection of our values, said Sen. Joe Negron, RStuart and Senate budget chief. Included in the Senates proposed $74.3 billion budget is a 3 percent pay raise as well as nearly $500 million for teacher pay raises. Republican Gov. Rick Scott had asked for a $2,500 pay raise for all teachers, but the Senate measure requires school districts to tie the raises to student performance. The Senate spending includes money for Everglades restoration, beach restoration, hometown projects as well as increased payments to doctors who treat Medicaid patients. The Senate budget bill (SB 1500) now heads to the Florida House. The House is expected to debate and vote on a rival spending plan later this week. The Florida Legislature has until early May to pass a new budget that covers spending from July 2013 until June 2014. There are differences in the rival plans. For example, the House wants a 6 percent tuition hike for universities while the Senate budget does not include any fee increases. Still the differences between the two chambers dont appear big enough to keep legislators ending their work on time. When I look at the two budgets side by side, I think a lot of issues will be easily resolved with good-faith discussions, Negron said. But while Senate Democrats joined with Republicans in supporting the budget, that wont be the case in the House. House Democrats said Wednesday they will oppose the proposed House budget because it fails to tap into massive amounts of available federal aid to expand Medicaid coverage, as called for by the federal health care law. Scott has said he wants to expand Medicaid, calling it the compassionate and common sense choice. The federal government would foot the entire bill for the first three years. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 12, 2013Page A3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp t op of stack; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 9 9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/12/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 5 5 7 7 Just before leaving for A fghanistan in November, Sgt. Aaron Wittman pointed t oward a majestic, tree-lined walkway at Georgias Fort Stewart. Do you know what that is? Sgt. Wittman asked his f ather, retired U.S. Army officer Duane Wittman, and h is mother, Carol Wittman, who also served. Thats the Warriors Walk, and thats one place I dont ever want my name. T he Warriors Walk honors fallen post-9/11 heroes of the Armys 3rd Infantry Division, as well as departed warriors from attached units. According to Fort Stewarts website, each soldier is hono red with an Eastern Redbud t ree as a symbol of life. Not only did Aarons parents serve in uniform, his brother and sister both volunteered for the Armed Forces and deployed to Iraq. Were a military family D uane told The Unknown Soldiers. Everyone in the family is either serving in the military or ex-military Aaron, who used to dress u p in his dads fatigues as a young boy while playing flashlight tag with his friends, grew up near milit ary bases around the globe. A fter seeing some of worlds most luxurious and less fort unate places, Aaron decided to pursue a difficult, selfless path. He never really had any desire to go anywhere othert han The Citadel, Duane, a 1975 Citadel graduate, said. He just loved it and loved Charleston. As freshmen, Aaron and four fellow Citadel cadets j oined the South Carolina N ational Guard. As seniors, they were presented with a difficult choice: go to war or s tay in school and graduate on time. All five seniors went to Afghanistan, Aarons father said. Thats what the citiz en-soldier concept is all about. I n 2007, all three of Duane and Carols children, a s well as their daughter-inlaw, served in either Afghanistan or Iraq. In three and a half months we deployed all of t hem, Duane said. I always had target dates for when the kids were going to comeh ome. About two weeks after A aron arrived in Afghanistans mountainous border region with Pakistan,a terrorist blew himself up b etween two U.S. Army v ehicles. After helping his wounded comrades, the young soldier realized howl ucky he was to be alive. It was a hard awakening real quick into the IED (improvised explosive device) world, Duane said. It wasnt but a couple m onths later that his Citadel b uddy, Sam, was very s everely injured from shrapnel in the chest. U pon his return, Aaron f ulfilled a promise to his m om by graduating from The Citadel. He fell even deeper in love with his girlfriend, Sarah. Then, just before his 28th birthday on Nov. 6, 2012, Aaron once again deployed to A fghanistan, with big plans for when he came home. He was looking for, sooner or later, a U.S. Army Commission and a familyl ife, Duane said. J ust over two months after sitting with her son outside the Warriors Walk, Aarons mother heard a voice inside her head. Carol, you need to go home, the voice whispered. A fter returning to her Virginia residence, Carol saw two Army officers approach the front door. They told Duane and Carolt hat their youngest child was killed by a rocket-propelled g renade on Jan. 10, 2013. e want Aaron to be r emembered for his life, not his final moments, Carol said. T he roller coaster of emotions that followed, which i ncluded seeing their oldest son bring his fallen brother home, was filled with pride and pain. I always thought I would be the first one in this famil y buried in Arlington, Duane said. N ine days after Aarons death, his sister gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It was a proud, bittersweet moment, similar to the emotions theW ittmans expected to experience when Tree 445 of the W arriors Walk was named after their son. It gives us strength to k now we arent alone, Carol, who thanked the comm unity for their support, said. Aaron was all about life, Duane added. Before our phone call e nded, Aarons mother spoke of a letter she received from a soldier who witnessed her sons final act of heroism. His quick reaction and reflexes saved many lives that day, Carol said. Hef elt he needed to be in that position to ensure his men w ere safe. Indeed, Sgt. Aaron Wittman was all about life. T o find out more about Tom Sileo, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Tree of life P hoto courtesy of the Aaron Wittman Foundation U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., was k illed in action on Jan. 10, 2013. The Citadel graduate was on his second combat deployment to Afghanistan. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 The just cause discipline was proposed to ber emoved from the union contract. Outside of that one point in the discipline issue, the city rejected Telfands recommenda-t ions. City officials also rejected Telfands recommendation regarding the promotional process in the fire department. A ccording to Noethlich, a fair amount of time was s pent talking about promotions alone. Noethlich felt that the union was askingf or a better understanding of the issue within the curr ent contract (which has been expired since September 2011). The union wanted a more quantitative basis forp romotion, Noethlich said. Union representatives f eel that a testing process, along with experience and training, is the best way top romote firefighters to better positions. We are talking about leadership positions second lieutenant, first lieutenant, deputy chief. We want to promote the best person for the job, but just because you take a test veryw ell doesnt mean you can be a leader, Noethlich said. The citys goal is to create less restrictive languagei n the promotional process, which calls for more meetings. The next step in the ongoing city/fire union negotiations will be tos chedule a special meeting with the Sebring City C ouncil members. This meeting will be the first to occur between thea ctual council and the union. The union will prese nt its issues to the council; the council will ultimately decide what to do about the remaining opposing issues. The council will make a d ecision. It may or may not impose new things to the c ontract, but they get to decide ultimately what gets imposed, Noethlich said. N oethlich is currently in the middle of scheduling t he special meeting between the city council and the fire union. Continued from A1 Talks between city, fire union still under way When I look at the two budgets side by side, I think a lot of issues will be easily resolved with goodfaith discussions.JOENEGRON Senate budget chief Senate budget proposal includes raises, more money to schools

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C M Y K They also say that Floridas aquifers are inadequate to meet the projectedd emand. Those officials are not a lone in their assessment or concerns. Besides the expected environmental groups andw atchdogs, the Florida League of Cities, the Florida A ssociation of Counties, the Florida Chamber and Associated Industries of Florida all have the ensuring of a sufficient future waters upply on their long-term agendas. Y ou wouldnt know it, though, to look at the 2013 Florida Legislature. Sure,t here are a handful of bills being floated under the guise o f increasing the water supply, but they also fall short of serving the public interest, and instead help speciali nterests like utilities and big agriculture. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, for instance, is designed toe ncourage utilities to develop alternative sources of water. B ut it would allow consumptive use permits to run 30 years instead of the current 20 years under the presumption that they could more eas-i ly obtain financing with the longer permit. W e must ask, however, how much has Floridas water landscape changeds ince 1983 30 years ago? Totally. I nstead of looking for w ays to pump more water from more sources, we are confounded that no one in T allahassee has embraced the common-sense notion that t he best way to ensure our water supply future is to cons erve what we already have and use it more judiciously. Virtually everyone engaged i n Floridas water conversation concedes that extending our groundwater supply is far m ore economical than having t o develop alternative s ources of water. Renowned Florida water w riter Cynthia Barnett, who says our state needs to create a water ethic, summed up t he problem during a speech in Tallahassee a few weeks ago. ... I s time to quit wasting time and to quit wasting w ater. Is anyone in Tallahassee listening? A n editorial from the Gainesville Sun. ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 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 Page A4News-SunFriday, April 12, 2013www.newssun.com Time to worry about our water State environmental officials predict that by 2030, Florida will be consum-i ng nearly 8 billion gallons of water a day. That is about 1.6 billion gallons a day more than we currently use. T wo weeks ago I wrote a column encouraging churches to take a moral stand andm ake their voices heard as the Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionalityo f Californias Proposition 8, which voters in my home state approved in 2008 to ban same-sex marriage. I pointed out that the fight over Proposition 8 is n ot just about the legality of gay marriage; its part of a larger effort by some fac-t ions to change the culture. In that context I wrote: There is also a very slippery slope leading to other alternative relationships and the unconstitutionality of any law based on moral-i ty. Think about polygamy, bestiality, and perhaps even m urder Was that a provocative statement? Yes, but it wasd esigned to provoke thought about worst-case s cenarios and the value of morality in our society. Did I mean to equate s ame-sex marriage with murder? No, I did not, and anyone who believes that is v ery mistaken. I believe those who tell me they f avor gay marriage out of love, but I also believe they are engaging in behavior that is wrong in Gods eyes, and I believet his out of love for them. Should I have made myself more clear, by rearranging the sentences and adding more detail? Probably, and I regret that some people misunder-s tood. The topics do have the common thread of m orality, but one does not necessarily follow the other. I should point out that my concern about thef uture of morality in the law is well founded. Justice Antonin Scalia, whom I admire for his nononsense Supreme Courto pinions, expressed similar concerns writing for the dissent in Lawrence v. Texas, the 2003 homosexual sodomy case. He noted that state laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are sustainable only if validated by case law based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into q uestion by todays ruling, Scalia wrote. Scalia, Chief Justice WilliamR ehnquist and Justice Clarence Thomas were on the losing side of the Lawrenceo pinion, but Scalias dissent found many logical deficiencies in the majority opinion, which found a protectedl iberty interest in private and consensual sexual b ehavior. Scalias opinion goes on to discuss Roe v.Wade,w hich legalized abortion in 1973. The discussion was i n a different context, but the topic is appropriate here. For those of us who believe that abortion ism urder, we went far down the slippery slope 40 years a go when the Supreme Court nullified moralitybased abortion legislation.I nfanticide now happens every day under the guise o f privacy rights. Is it outlandish to suggest that other forms ofm urder might possibly become legal in the future? Assisted suicide is legal in O regon, and euthanasia is legal in some foreign count ries. Who knows what the future holds; the slope is very slippery indeed when society cuts its ties to morality. W here do we go from here? I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will find that Proposition 8 is constitutional after all. Even the majority in Lawrence stat-e d that their decision does not involve whether the g overnment must give formal recognition to any relationship that homosexual persons seek to enter In the meantime, we are h aving a great debate, and churches should add their voices. M ichael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan R evolution (St. Martins Press). He is the founder of the e mail service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Provocative? Yes. Hateful? No. Making Sense Michael R eagan Who has an ear, let him hearEditor: Recently I attended a Sebring City Council meeting. The meeting consisted mostly on the focus in which the city had spent $8,000 or so on an election that only 278 people voted. Being that the number of registered voters were, I believe, is 20 times that which actually voted then. The omission commission seems to be the ruling factor here. If you were not a relative of one of the candidates nor a person working this election, then truly if you voted, you were in a minority and an informed community member. The voice of the people must be heard concerning the discussion and adoption process on items that we think our elected members would have the good will of the people at stake. What I am referring to is the right for a church, any church, to have a lighted sign as to direct someone in need for the services that we all should strive to promote. We as children grew up singing This Little Light of Mine. In Sunday school, we were taught what happened to kings who made decrees against those who were trying to help his people. There may or may not occur handwritings on the wall, but we as a community must not deny access nor try to tie any hand who is trying to serve those who need to hear the truth in spite of political correctness. One member asked, What about those churches that have had signs out for 20 or 30 years, are you going to ask those churches to take them down? The answer was, The policies are there. Before we have a decree go forth, I urge the people to wake up and since we are not active in our elections, be at the hearings. For those who have an ear to hear, listen to what is being placed on our community. I write this on my own and not part of any group but as a responsible citizen of the community of Sebring. George Roberts SebringSay no to amnesty for criminalsEditor: Our prison system is bulging with illegal and legal Hispanics who came across the Mexican border in the last 50 years. They have destroyed Americas school system, our health system, our social programs and the wage systems. They have taken over many industries such as the meat packing industry, the building industry, the highway system. As you drive around, look for yourself who has the jobs. More than 50 million American citizens are unemployed due to the fact that they have been replaced by the illegals. The two-party political system is each fighting over the illegal and legal Spanish vote. Our college is teaching Spanish in the Work Place. The agricultural department is using tax dollars to teach sensitive courses so as not to hurt the illegals feelings. Our entire nation is on the verge of collapse due to the overload of illegal and legal immigration. We, the people, if our system of government would ask that all illegals would self depart, those who refuse should be picked up by our law enforcement and deported. There should be no amnesty. The first amnesty by the Reagan administration left our prison system bulging at the seams with criminals costing the taxpayers millions of dollars. Our political system is part of our problem with the illegal immigration; they have refused to control our border with Mexico. Instead they, both political parties, are openly asking for the illegal Spanish vote. We, the people, must demand the deporting of all illegals and absolutely demand no amnesty and demand an investigation of our prison system and deport all Spanish and Mexican prisoners in our prison system who were in the first amnesty program. Send all illegals home or our prison system will collapse by the overload. Millions of stolen jobs, not lettuce and stoop labor jobs as they would have you believe they took. Deport all illegals; no amnesty. Millions of our young people and people of age who need jobs cannot find jobs due to the illegal invasion of Mexicans whose own nation has an unemployment rate of 4 percent due to many of our industries going to Mexico for the cheap labor. Americas wage scale has been destroyed by the invading workforce of the illegals. Those rogue political office holders should all be fired or impeached in the near future. We, the people, should destroy all public office holderswho promote Americas housing bust, which was caused by unemployed American workers who were replaced by illegal workers. Being out of work they could not pay their mortgages losing their homes to foreclosure, they also lost their means to support their families. How many illegals have arrived in America in more than a 50-year period is not known. It has to be in the many hundreds of millions, so many that they now heavily affect our political process. Billie E. Jewett Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous lettersw ill be automatically rejected. Please keep y our letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. S end your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editor ial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submittedo nce every three months. Opinions expressed in l etters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRINGThe Highlands County Sheriff's Office lost a veteran member recently when Vickie Crist died on April 6. Crist joined the sheriffs office in N ovember of 1952. She and her husband, George, actually lived at the Highlands County Jail for approximately 10 years, which was typical for key corrections staff at that time. Crist was a deputy sheriff, jail matron and clerk from 1952-1978. During her tenure, she performed duties of dispatcher, teletype operator, fingerprinting, photography, civil and criminal work and supervised in the preparation of meals for inmates. In 1978, Crist transitioned to correctional officer and central records clerk. She also covered dispatcher duties until her retirement in May of 1990. Her total tenure with the HCSO covered more than 37 years. ickie was one of the dearest women you would ever meet, said Sheriff Susan Benton. Can you imagine living at the jail, raising your daughter and cooking and taking care of the inmates at the same time? That is what Vickie did for many years. She served this county well and should be remembered for her many personal sacrifices for the good of Highlands County and its people. Services are scheduled for today at 1 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home, 307 S. Commerce Ave. in Sebring. R OBERTKING JR. Robert Rutledge King Jr., 94, most beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle, died April 9, 2013 at his home in Avon Park. Bob was born with identical twin brother, Richard Woodward King in Anderson, S.C., on Jan. 15, 1919 to Robert and Ellie King. The Kings were hotel owners in Anderson, S.C. and Avon Park. In 1925, Bobs parents started Kings Inn in Highlands, N.C. The King family spent summers there and Highlands continues to be a place where the entire family enjoys family reunions. He attended Riverside Military Academy and the University of Florida, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and completed Reserved Officers Training Corp and entered the U.S. Army as second lieutenant. During World War II, Bob served as a captain in the United States Army. He moved to Avon Park in 1946 when he acquired the Jacaranda Hotel, during this time he also managed the Pinecrest Hotel and Resort on Lake Lotela. He left the hotel business in 1954 and spent the remainder of his life enjoying his real estate career. Bob was an innovative thinker, developing subdivisions and condominiums in the Avon Park area. Throughout his life, Bob remained a contributor and developer within his community. He was preceded in death b y his wife of 65 years, Mariana Barrett Bush King, his identical twin brother, Richard King of Atlanta, Ga.; and his sisters, Betty King Trowbridge and Mahalie King Brown of Anderson, S.C. He is survived by his four children: daughter, Mary King Sullivan; daughter, Ann King Milton; son, Robert Rutledge King III and wife Janet; and daughter, Elizabeth King Kanan; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bob remained ageless in his passion for golf an avid player and follower. Bobs playful sense of humor and joy in life inspired all, from his love of watching birds on the lake to teaching his grandchildren to drive his 1940s tractor. Akind and gentle man, Bob was the epitome of a southern gentleman and will be missed by family, friends and community. He will be remembered for being a man of grace and charm. Agraveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,A pril 12, 2013 at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobs memory to the Historical Society of Avon Park, Avon Park, Fla. or the Highlands Historical Society in Highlands, N.C. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla. 33825 www.stephensonnelsonfh.co m www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 12, 2013Page A5 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 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 4 4 3 3 a l disabilities in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. The two-day sale will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. today and Saturday. The sale willb e held on Ridge Area Arcs main campus, 120 W. College Drive. There will be more than 10,000 pairs of brand new costume earringsf or pierced ears, as well as clip ons. All earrings will be sold at $1 or less. The Arc Screenprinting Department is reducing itsi nventory of T-shirts and shorts. There will be hundreds of various colors and sizes for men, women and children. These items have no printing on them and area ll new. Prices will range from $2 to $5 on all clothing i tems. Anyone looking to spruce up their yard for the springs eason will find a variety of plants, trees, flowers and s hrubs at this sale provided by the Arc Plant Nursery. Prices will range from $1 to $20. Cash only is appreciated. A ll sales are final, and no refunds will be accepted. C all Maria Rivera at 4521295, ext. 115.Alpaca shearing to continueSEBRING Due to last weekends rain, SunshineA lpacas will be shearing more alpacas on Saturday and again on April 20 from 1 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to t he farm at 455 Longwood Road in Sebring, two miles south of Sebring High School off Kenilworth Boulevard. B ring small carrots if you wish to feed the alpacas. Call 385-4926 for details.Sebring Hills plans pancake breakfastS EBRING The last Sebring Hills Pancake B reakfast of the season will be from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. (two streets south of T hunderbird Road). All the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea you want for only $3 members and $3.50 non-members. The weekly bingo will c ontinue on Thursdays t hrough the month of May. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., snack bar at 4 p.m., ticket sales at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6 p.m.Oswald to visit Lake Placid LibraryL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Memorial Library will host local author B.F. Oswald for a book signing at 10 a.m. Saturday. Oswald is thea uthor of several novels, i ncluding Flood: ASaga, Five Women in Black and The Rental. His firstn ovel, Echoes of Ellen, w as nominated for the N ational Book Award and the EPIC eBook Award. Oswald was a professor of psychology at North Central State College (Mansfield,O hio) for 25 years and also has written textbooks, poetry, essays and short fiction. A ll of Oswalds books are available as ebooks, in Kindle or Nook format and can be purchased fromA mazon, Barnes and Noble, a nd other retailers. More i nformation is available on his website, www.bfoswaldauthor.com. The book signing is free and open to thep ublic. The Lake Placid Memorial Library is at 205 W.I nterlake Blvd. Call the library at 699-3705 or visit www.myhlc.org. Drive-in/fly-in breakfast setSEBRING The second Saturday of the month is the drive-in/fly-in breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at theS ebring Airport. Menu includes pancakes, buckwheat cakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juicea nd tea; once through $6, and all-you-can-eat for $8. Sponsored by Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, SERFL314 Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240.Academy presents spring concertAVON PARK Dont miss Walker Memorial Academys Spring Musical Concert featuring the Walk er Memorial Academy Symphonic Band, Academy Choir, Handbells and the n ationally awarded Fire n Steel Drum Band. The free concert is at 7 p.m. Saturday in the WMA gym, 1525 W.Avon Blvd.Breast Cancer Benefit is SaturdaySEBRING Breast C ancer Benefit will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sebrin g Warlocks M.C. clubhouse, 3 454 Bartee Road. Cost is a $10 donation and includes a meal. There will be a live a uction, flat screen television raffle, games, live music, drinks and prizes. Proceeds will go directly to Amanda Strang, a local 27-year-old who has recent ly b een diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, to help with mounting medical bill s and cost of living needs. She has months of treatment to face, including chemothera py, double mastectomy and radiation therapy. Call 381-8180.BilDi plays at AmVets SaturdaySEBRING AmVets Post 21, 2027 U.S. 27 South, w ill host Karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Call 385-0234.Saturday Nite Cruise is SaturdaySEBRING The S aturday Nite Cruise, held o n the Circle every second Saturday of the month, will be from 5-8 p.m. starting this month. Continued from A2 Vickie Crist, who worked for HCSO for 37 years, dies Greg Buenos report, Tanner was traveling northbound on DeSoto City Road in the north lane. A1999 Dodgev ehicle traveling the same direction in the same lane w hen the driver, who has been identified by investigators as Mitchell Rodriguezo f Sebring, struck Tanner with the front right side of t he vehicle. Buenos report goes on to say that Tanner theni mpacted the windshield and onto the roof top of the vehicle. R odriguez was arrested the night of the incident a f ew blocks away from the scene and has since been charged with giving false name at a crash, leaving the scene of an accident withi njury, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and driving while license suspended. The vigil was a sentimental, prayer-filled occasion with many of Tanners f riends, family and even strangers in on hand. I just want him to come home. He is a big part of this family, said DeSoto CityV olunteer Fired Department Chief Ben deBree. A letter from Candy Tanner was read at the vigil, thanking everyone for their s upport for her husband. e have been overwhelmed with love and support that has been shown to us. Johnny would be in tearsk nowing that all of this was for him, she wrote. Tatiana Matos, a Sebring High School student-athlete, spoke tearfully of the times she has spent with Tanner. My father and Johnny p layed softball together all the time. He was always at my brothers baseball games and just always supported him and his team and ourf amily, Matos said as she teared up. He is a fun and v ery caring and sweet man. Family friend Diane Pollard reported Thursdaym orning that Tanner had not died following Wednesday n ights vigil, despite rumors on social media. I dont know where this i s coming from. I just talked to his wife, Candy. She texted me an update on him f irst thing this morning. Johnny did not pass last n ight, Pollard said. His condition remains the same, which is critical, but he is still alive. The DeSoto City V olunteer Fire Department has planned a car wash that will raise funds for the Tanner family on April 28 at 10 a.m. The location is still being confirmed. C ontinued from A1 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Johnny Tanners photo is displayed Wednesday evening during a prayer vigil in the hit a nd run victims honor. Tanner remains in critical condition after the April 5 incident. Dozens of friends and family gathered for the vigil and collected money for the Tanner f amily in downtown Sebring. Vigil held to support Tanner I just want him to come home. He i s a big part of t his familyBEN DeBREE D eSoto City VFDchief CO MMUNITYBR IEFS OBITUARIES Courtesy photo Vickie Crist worked for the HCSOfor 37 years. Associated PressTAMPA The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat after losing custody were ordered Thursday to remain in jail without bond and to have no contact with their two young sons. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first court appearance Thursday morning in Tampa. Judge Walter Heinrich ordered them to have no contact with any of the victims or witnesses in the case. Theyll face a judge during a pretrial detention hearing on Monday on charges of kidnapping, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary and interference with custody. Judge Walter Heinrich told the couple that they could be ordered to remain in jail without bond until their cases are resolved, depending on the evidence presented at Mondays hearing. Mondays hearing was requested by special prosecutor Jennifer Johnson, who declined to comment after the hearing on why she asked for it. The Hakkens are being represented by the public defenders office, which has also declined comment. Four-year-old Cole and 2year-old Chase are now with their maternal grandparents, Bob and Patricia Hauser, who have legal custody. The children were taken from them last week. They planned to talk about the ordeal publicly later Thursday morning. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken arrived in Florida early Wednesday with their sons and the family dog, accompanied by federal, state and local authorities after being handed over by Cuban officials. No bond for couple accused of kidnapping kids, going to Cuba

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C M Y K Associated PressSUWANEE, Ga. Its a call that firefighters routinely respond to a report ofa medical emergency. But when five firefighters answered one in a neighborhood north of Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon,a uthorities said, they encountered an armed man who demanded that his cable and power be turned back on at the house, whichw as in foreclosure. The firefighters were held for hours, with one fire-f ighter allowed to leave to move a fire truck. But with police later fearing ther emaining firefighters were in immediate danger, SWAT t eams set off a stun blast and stormed the house, and the gunman was shot deadd uring an exchange of gunfire, authorities said. O ne SWATteam member was shot in the hand or arm but was OK afterward, and firefighters suffered only minor injuries, authoritiess aid. In talking to the firef ighters and their families just now, theyre relieved, Gwinnett County Fire Capt.T ommy Rutledge said at a news conference late W ednesday outside the hospital, according to video posted by Atlanta station W SB-TV. Theyre simply relieved that the situation is over, that their family members are with them and that theyre safe. H e went on to say firefighters are resilient people and so theyre brave and theyre daring and they havea passion to help people a nd that the five will be back on the job when t heyre able to. The incident began with w hat seemed like a routine medical call for the five firefighters, who also havet raining as EMTs and paramedics. D ozens of police and rescue vehicles surrounded the home and a negotiator was keeping in touch with the gunman, police said. The sit-u ation remained tense until the blast rocked the neighb orhood of mostly two-story homes and well-kept lawns. Residents unable to get into t heir neighborhood because of the police cordon flinched and recoiled as the enormousb last went off. Soon after the stun blast, o fficers exchanged gunfire with the suspect and a SWAT member was shot in the hand or arm, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. EdwinR itter. Ritter would not saw how the gunman was fatally s hot, saying it was being investigated. Page A8News-SunFriday, April 12, 2013www.newssun.com M ILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 4 4 1 1 said Rev. Andy Conyers of the Unity Church and a HLTvolunteer. He grunted andg roaned, but he was so talented, with such a giving heart. He built so much (for our prod uctions). Wollangk worked magic with wood, paint and nails. Astaircase he built is part of thet heaters set inventory. He created all kinds of challenging objects, from thrones to one f amous cow. Wollangk also acted on stage. When he played Gillis in South Pacific one of hisc ostumes included a coconut brassier. Im still haunted by those coconuts, Conyers said. T ammi Pollard, who directed Wollangk several times, had a more personal memory. He created a beautiful piece of wood, she said, that said Sanctuary. We hung it up over the door to our bedroom. With five kids, we sometimes needed to get away Ellen Lemos talked about the cow W ollangk created for Into the Woods. When the show ended, she said, You cant kill the cow. Please, may I have it? She could. Three and a half years later, having stood on Kenilworth Boulevard, the cow,L emos said, was missing legs and gotten m oldy. She and her husband are having the cow restored. In the memory of Larry, we will keep that cowa live forever, Lemos said to applause. Ron Thomas, better known as Captain Ron, said hed had a special r elationship with Norman. She didnt drive, and Thomas acted as her chauffeur. One day on the way to theater, he said. She wanted to know if I would like a kitten (she had four that needed homes). I didnt need a cat, but she was very persuasive, and I ended up taking one home for my mother. My mother is now in assisted living and I have the cat. Every time he jumps into my lap and purrs, I thank Beth. s going to take one or two, three or four or six or eight people to fill their shoes, said Frank Oberhausen who knew both Wollangk and Norman well. At the end of the service, Conyers reminded everyone about the importance of theater, not just in their lives, but in the world in general. The theater is a beacon, he said. These two individuals sweated, cried, fought, loved and laughed to make it even possible. One of the many poignant moments came when Wollangk brothers David Wollangk sang Try To Remember from the Fantastiks a song Larry had sung on the HLTstage. Sung in a clear acapella tenor, the bittersweet number reflected the mood in the theater. Pete Pollard, who struggled with his emotions during the evening, spoke the last words. And black out, he said. The stage went dark. C ontinued from A1 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Frank Oberhausen, who has directed many HLT productions talks about how much the theater has lost with the passing of Larry Wollangk and Beth Norman. Reverend Andy Conyers listens. HLT family remembers Norman, Wallangk News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS A painting of Beth Norman depicting her in costume as a gypsy fortune teller hangs in Highlands Little Theatrs lobby, as does a portrait of Larry Wollangk from a past production of The King and I. reserves and contingency funds. Reserve dollars are those left over after a fiscal year and may be rolled forward. Currently, Deleon said, the city has about $2.3 million in reserve. Contingency dollars, on the other hand, are nonbudgeted funds set aside for an emergency. The city has $175,000 in contingency funds. Money from one line item within a departments budget may be transferred to another item line in the same department. If the amount being transferred is $20,000 or less, the city manager may exercise his own judgment. Abudget adjustment over $20,000 must be approved by the city council. Two workshops for the 2013-14 budget were scheduled for July 27 and Aug. 3. Both dates are Saturdays. The workshops begin at 8 a.m. Continued from A1 s going to take one or two, three or four or six or eight people to fill their shoesF RANK OBERHAUSEN HLTmember Budget looks good for Avon Park MIAMI (AP being retired from the list of tropical storm names because of the catastrophic damage its massive size and strength caused along the East Coast last year. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say the name Sara will take its place. Sandy was retired Thursday from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical storm names by the World Meteorological Organizations hurricane committee. Storm names are recycled every six years unless theyre retired because of extreme damage or a considerable number of casualties. Sandy is the 77th storm name taken off the list since 1954. Sandy retired from tropical storm name list Ga. firefighters relieved hostage ordeal is over Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT A Gwinnett County SWAT officer heads to his car after the end of a hostage situation in Suwanee, Ga., on Wednesday.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 12, 2013Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000288 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NHEL HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-WF1, Plaintiff, vs. P AUL J. THORNTON, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000288 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NHEL HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-WF1 is the Plaintiff and PAUL J. THORNTON; TERI M. THORNTON; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 47, LAKE SEBRING ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 79, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDED OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3916 CRAIG AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 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 33622-5018F 10012172 WELLSLPS-CONV--Team 1-F10012172 **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 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000278 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, v s. DAVID W. JONES, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000278 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida whereinWELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DAVID W. JONES; AILIYA A. JONES; GE MONEY BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/ A M EGHAN JONES are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7532, LOT 7533 AND LOT 7534, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 23, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3061 W CARMINE 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 26, 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 F10006672 WELLSLF-SPECFHLMC--Team 1-F10006672 *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 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000873 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER HALL A/K/A CHRISTOPHER R. HALL; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO (IS/ARE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated i n HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 18, IN BLOCK 3, OF HATCHELL'S SUBDIVISION, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, AND AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RE-C ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 305 BEN HICKS ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825 at public sale on May 22, 2013, at eleven o'clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Sebring, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2 working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V April 5, 12, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-496GCS DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-4S, SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, vs. RAYMOND RODGERS A/K/A RAYMOND LANCE RODGERS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-496GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS T RUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4, is the Plaintiff and RAYMOND RODGERS A/K/A RAYMOND LANCE RODGERS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 39, IN BLOCK 168, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDED OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3139 LAKE JUNE BOULEVARD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n March 28, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08021101 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2-F08021101 **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 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 13-73 WILLIAM BARBOUR and SUNIL SARDARSINGH Plaintiffs Vs JANE PERSAUD, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JANE PERSAUD Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 16, Block F, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 54, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3206, on or before April 30, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on March 19, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk (SEAL If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for St. Lucie County, Florida, on the 8th day of December, 2010, the cause wherein RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA is Plaintiff, and JEFFREY N. SMITH, is the Defendant, being Case No. 562010CA001700 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton as Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the, right, title and interest of the Defendant, JEFFREY N. SMITH, in and to the following described PERSONAL property, to-wit: 2002 FORD F250 VIN: 1FTNW21F02ED33775 I shall offer this property for sale at Ducks Body Shop, 1153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, on the 14th day of May, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, JEFFREY N. SMITH's, right, title and interest in and to the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best 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. Dated this, April 9th, 2013 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Krystal Garza Krystal Garza Judicial Process Specialist In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation 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, (TTDV via Florida Relay Services. Prepared Lt. Jack Bailey Highlands County Sheriff's Office 434 Fernleaf Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000537 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LALENE B. JACELON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LALENE B. JACELON; THE MERCADO ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER U NKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000537 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and LALENE B. JACELON, THE MERCADO ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S OWEN SIMMS 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 25th day of April, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHWESTERLY HALF OF LOT 5, IN BLOCK 279, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5, BEING A CIRCULAR CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 4170.00 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 39 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 51.73 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 36 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY A LONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY BEING A CIRCULAR CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 4045.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 00 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 50.59 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5 AND RADIAL TO THE LAST DESCRIBED CURVE A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 28, 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 April 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000194 SEC.: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDA MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-AR6, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007AR6 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 1, 2007, Plaintiff, v. MIGUEL SOTO; JACQUELINE OSORIA; MIGUEL SOTO, JR.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.;A ND TENANT N/K/A ANGEL HAMMONDS-WIGGINS. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000194 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 5th day of August, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 36, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES I f you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 4th DAY OF April, 2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE C LERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA April 12, 19, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2013 CP 106 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN R. NOEL, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN R. NOEL, JR., deceased, whose date of death was February 25, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1589, is pending in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, file number 2013 CP 106. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary 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 p ersons 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 April 5, 2013. Ancillary Personal Representative: /s/ Charme Noel-Propps 1077 S. Hempstead Westerville, OH 43081 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Peter M. Knize Peter M. Knize, Esq. 46 N. Washington Blvd., Ste. 24 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941 (941 Florida Bar No.: 13644 April 5, 12, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001103 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED; JOSEPHINE CERITA DANIELSON; LORAN LEE DANIELSON; LEANNE MARIE O 'DELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORAN LEE DANIELSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEANNE MARIE O'DELL; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S (IS/ARE OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, BLOCK C, OF PINE HILL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 607 CHEROKEE CIRCLE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 at public sale on May 22, 2013, at eleven o'clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Sebring, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2 working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V April 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000880 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. NANCY E. DELONG, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF TERESA E. STEIN; KATRINA IRENE STEIN GONZALEZ; TRACY LEE STEIN ELLIS; TERESAREMOVE E. STEIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATRINA IRENE STEIN GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY LEE STEIN ELLIS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S (IS/ARE OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 2, BLOCK 10, OF LAKE BLUE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK 10, LAKE BLUE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE COMMON LINE BETWEEN SAID LOT 2 AND LOT 1 FOR A DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 2; T HENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WESTERN SIDE OF SAID LOT 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY 25.00 FEET FROM AND PARALLEL TO SAID COMMON LINE BETWEEN LOTS 1 AND 2, FOR A DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET TO THE EASTERN SIDE OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EASTERN SIDE OF SAID LOT 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 35.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 1339 LAKE CLAY DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 at public sale on May 15, 2013, at eleven o'clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Sebring, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any a ccommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2 working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V April 5, 12, 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 pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2 w orking days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V A pril 5, 12, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28 2010 CA 000516 U.S. BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER HALL A/K/A CHRISTOPHER R. HALL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER R. HALL A/K/A CHRISTOPHER HALL; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(SIS/ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: THE SOUTH 70 FEET OF THE NORTH 1100 FEET OF THE EAST 90 FEET OF THE WEST 1300 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 58 OF LACY HILL-CONNELL UNRECORDED. a/k/a 1405 CUMMINGS AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 at public sale on May 22, 2013, at eleven o'clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000911 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-12 Plaintiff, vs. LAWRENCE J. MARTIN; MARY SUE MARTIN; JOSHUA M. MARTIN; JULIE C. EVANS-MARTIN A/K/A JULIE EVANS-MARTIN; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2 008-CA-000911 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., A SSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-12, Plaintiff and LAWRENCE J. MARTIN AND MARY SUE MARTIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND JOSHUA M. MARTIN A/K/A JOSHUA MARTIN AND JULIE C. EVANS-MARTIN A/K/A JULIE EVANS-MARTIN A/K/A JULIE MARTIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE are defendant(s MAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., July 3, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK F, OF LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 April 12, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA G ENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10000741GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-2; Plaintiff, vs. CORINNE RUNGE; BRIAN P. RUNGE; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. SUCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA SUCESSOR IN INTERST TO LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, on April 30th, 2013 the following described property: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF LOT 11, MIACASA SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 80, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 7 MIA CASA LANE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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 at (863l east 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand on 28th day of March, 2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court, Highlands County (COURT SEAL April 5, 12, 2013 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, April 12, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-128 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OFB ERNARD FRY COOPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BERNARD FRY COOPER, deceased, whose date of death was September 7, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. 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 April 12, 2013. Personal Representative: Christina Cooper 947 Wildflower Street Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Christina Cooper Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail: johnmc@mllaw.net April 12, 19, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28 2012 CA 000283 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES CONNELLY et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28 2012 CA 000283 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JAMES CONNELLY; SONDRA CONNELLY; SUNTRUST BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 6.14 FEET OF LOT 19 AND ALL OF LOT 20, IN BLOCK 2, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. T OGETHER WITH: A 1/37TH INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 10, BLOCK 1, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS SET FORTH IN O.R. BOOK 363, PAGE 72, OF THE AFORESAID PUBLIC RECORDS. A/K/A 5149 PLACID VIEW DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 28, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11032795 SUNTRUST-SPECFNMA-R-pschriber-Team 4 F11032795 **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 not ice 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 v ia Florida Relay Service. April 5, 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 12-000054PCS IN RE: ESTATE OF CARLOS MANUEL LEON Deceased. Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Carlos Manuel Leon, deceased, whose date of death was September 17, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue. 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 T HIS 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 April 5, 2013. Personal Representative: Delma Lopez 3751 Dartford Rd Davenport, Florida 33837 Attorney for Personal Representative: Joshua W. Westcott Attorney for Delma Lopez Florida Bar Number: 46891 Joshua W.Westcott, P.A. 2212 South Florida Avenue Suite 3 Lakeland, FL 33803 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: westcott@jwwpa.com April 5, 12, 2013 1050L egalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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Must have strong working knowledge of long-term care and documentation. Must be accurate and detail oriented. Computer and Medical terminology experience a must. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 863-453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. LOOKING FORAN EXPERIENCED PART TIME DENTAL HYGIENIST. Drop off Resume to: 511 S. Eucalyptus St. or email to: t heodorebaker.happyteeth@gmail.com STAFF ACCOUNTANT Lykes Ranch has an immediate opening for a Staff Accountant at their Ranch office located in Brighton. Qualified applicants must be degreed Accountants and have a minimum of three years demonstrated experience in general ledger accounting to include: *Month-end close *Review of Gl accounts and preparation of adjusting journal entries *Financial statement preparation and consolidation *Bank reconciliations *Development of effective management reporting *Financial analysis *Work with outside auditors In addition, candidates must be proficient in MS Excel, have effective verbal and written communication skills, and possess strong attention to detail. Experience in MS Dynamics GP is a plus. Lykes Ranch offers competitive wages and a benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401 (k plus paid vacation and holidays. RN NEEDEDfor busy Surgical Center Monday Friday. Please fax Resume to: 863-471-6834 NOW HIRINGF/T position. People with M anagement experience or Jewelry Sales experience. Apply in person at Capital Pawn, Sweetbay Shopping Center, 3290 US Highway 27 South, Sebring, Fl 33870. 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. 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 CONSTRUCTION FOREMANWANTED 15 yrs. experience. Full Time. BFWP. Very Busy Company. Send Resume to: info@stewart-construction.net C.N.A. COORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a Full Time position available for a C.N.A. Coordinator. Applicant must demonstrate strong communication skills and organizational skills and must have experience in a long-term care setting. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentLOST DOGon 3/30/2013 Avon Park Estates. $200 Reward! 863-773-4762 or 863-263-8315 1200L ost & Found 1100A nnouncementsNOTICE 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 1050L egals N OTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the application for a Water Use Permit to serve M ining/Dewatering activities. The total authorized withd rawal is 17,115 GPD, Peak Month is 21,594 GPD, and Maximum is NA GPD. The project is located in Highlands County, Section(s Range 29 East. The permit applicant is Harrell's Horticultural Products, LL whose address is 720 Kraft Road, Lakeland, FL 33815. The Permit No. is 20012778.003. The file(s available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Hwy 301 North, Tampa, FL. NOTICE OF RIGHTS Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action regarding this matter may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S. Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C. of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1 the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action, or proposed action; (2 person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice. Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District in this matter have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regarding the Districts action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing. April 12, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION: MAY 3, 2013 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 2000 NISSAN 1N4DL01A0YC164185 April 12, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION: APRIL 29, 2013 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1968 PONTIAC 223678U118304 April 12, 2013 NOTICE OF POLICY AMENDMENT SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policy will be considered at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday, A pril 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Highlands Campus at 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL. The general public is invited. Policy Development: Proposed amendments to the following policy. Policy 1.03 Accreditation MEETING LOCATION CHANGE A regular monthly meeting of the South Florida State College Board of Trustees originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center, will be held at the S S F F S S C C H H i i g g h h l l a a n n d d s s C C a a m m p p u u s s , 6 6 0 0 0 0 W W . C C o o l l l l e e g g e e D D r r i i v v e e , A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k , F F L L . The general public is invited. For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees or contact the Office of the President, South Florida State College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356 863-453-6661AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION ACCREDITED BY THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF C OLLEGE AND SCHOOLSApril 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-136 Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY A. BAKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary A. Baker, deceased, whose date of death was February 27th, 2013, 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 deced 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 April 12th, 2013. Personal Representative: Eunice B. Frost 117 Lake Ridge Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 William H. Heflin 610 Oak Hill Circle Sarasota, Florida 34232-1853 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 April 12, 19, 2013 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that Sebring Mini Storage, Too and Sebring Mini Warehouse intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statues (section 83.80-83.809). The owner will sell at public auction on or after April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at 1500 Lakeview Dr., 1251 Hawthorne, 542 Lemon, and 531 O-mul-la-oee. NAME UNIT Kevin Watson A-23 Gerald Watts G-13 Brendalyn Cole 21 Tomika Green 25 & 61 Richard Swann 26 Joel Brown 28 Charles Huggins 62 Frances Weeks 87 Joseph Maichin 90 & 92 Reginald McCullons 96 & 104 Units are said to contain household goods. The sale may be cancelled in the event of settlement. Should it be impossible to dispose of the goods on the day, the sale will be continued on such succeeding sale days thereafter as may be necessary t o be completed. April 5, 12, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-116 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCES JEAN SUMMERS Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANCES JEAN SUMMERS, deceased, whose date of death was March 12, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. 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 April 12, 2013. Personal Representatives: /s/ Cathy Britt 1218 Wildflower Street Lake Placid, Florida 33852 /s/ Betty Sides 1521 Central Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /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 12, 19, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-140 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROGER D. RUSHLO Division: Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Roger D. Rushlo, deceased, whose date of death was March 14, 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 April 12, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Ferris Rushlo 6200 Mike Kahn Road Sebring, Florida 33870 A ttorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte Stone Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Attorney for Ferris Rushlo Florida Bar Number: 21297 STONE & WALDER, P.L. 3200 U.S. Hwy 27 S., Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@stoneandwalder.com April 12, 19, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-135 IN RE: ESTATE OF GORDON W. DEFOUW Division: Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gordon W. Defouw, deceased, whose date of death was November 17, 2012, 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 April 12, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ David Haskins 1601 South Lake Reedy, Lot 4 Frostproof, Florida 33843 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte Stone Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Attorney for David Haskins Florida Bar Number: 21297 STONE & WALDER, P.L. 3200 U.S. Hwy 27 S., Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@stoneandwalder.com April 12, 19, 2013 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of STARZ DANCE COMPETITIONS, located at 449 Park Street, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 1st day of April, 2013. April 12, 2013 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is c orrect. Sometimes instructions o ver the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID In the b attle for sole possession of second place in the District 10-4Astandings, one might have expected, well, moreo f a battle. But the visiting Bulldogs w erent up to the challenge as Lake Placid overw helmed them 16-6 Tuesday night. I t started out in compelling, if not pleasant, fashion, as Frostproof scored three in their first at bat. After an infield single, an error put two on with nobody out. Starter Heath Harris froze the next batter with a twostrike Uncle Charlie, but would soon slip in charging off the mound to field a bunt allowing the bases to be loaded with one out. The next batter flew out to short left to get the Dragons one out away from escaping the jam, but a single to left brought two home and a wild pitch allowed another run to come across and the Bulldogs were out to a 3-0 lead. That lead was short lived, however, as Lake Placid evened things up in the bottom half. Ricky Miller began the rally by taking one for the team and moved to second on a wild pitch. He proceeded to third on a grounder to short, but had to hold on a comeback grounder to the mound. But Laine Daum ripped one into left to bring Miller home and get the Dragons on the board. Tyler Carr then followed with a deep shot that go over the right-fielders head, with Carr scampering all the way around the bases for a two-run, inside-thepark home run to even the score at 3-3. Harris settled in and got three quick outs in the second, and a combination of persistent hitting, aggressive base running and poor fielding lead to nine Lake Placid runs in the bottom of the frame to blow it open. Rufino Gutierrez singled to right to get it started and moved to second when Harris drew a walk. One out later, with the runners on second and third,a chopper to third was thrown home to try to get Gutierrez, but couldnt be handled. During Nathan Stanleys at bat, a wild pitch brought another run in before Stanley walked. Another grounder was thrown home, but again, couldnt be gathered and another run was in. Daum picked up another RBI with a single to center and Carr reached again on a single to right. Another error brought a run in, as did a squeeze bunt by Gutierrez, with yet another error bringing yet another run home. Harris then finished the scoring with a sacrifice fly RBI and the lead now stood at 12-3. Since they started making errors, we saw that they were getting down on themselves so we kept hitting the ball hard somewhere, Harris said. And they kept making errors. I had the opportunity last week to take one of my column readers, Bob Cummins of Lake Placid, and his 16year old grandson, Jacob Van Der Meer, who was visiting from Atlanta, on a bass fishing trip to Lake Istokpoga. B ob had indicated that he had fished Lake Istokpoga in the past, but had had limited success and he was anxious t o take his grandson, Jacob with the hopes of catching a few bass. Neither Bob nor Jacob had ever tried flippin for bass, so for them this was going to be a new experie nce. We met at the boat ramp around 8 a.m., with light winds and a fog alert. The fog lifted pretty quickly as the sun burned through and the wind picked up as we made a short run to a favorite spot of mine where I felt confident we could catch a fish or two. Rigging Jacob up with a flippin stik and a Zoom Baby Brush Hog, blue/black, b lue tail, I demonstrated h ow easy flipping was and w ithin minutes, he was flipping like a pro. Anxious to catch the first bass, Jacob was working his bait in and around the reeds while I rigged Bob up with another flippin stik and selected a Baby Brush Hog in pumpkinseed, figuring wed try some different colors. Id had great success jus t two days earlier using a brush hog and a 4 blue/black Yum Dinger. I t seemed as though wed just gotten started when Jacob set up on a big fish, and although I think he was a little surprised to be tangling with a big bass so quickly, he muscled the lunker alongside the boat as I slid a net into the water and scooped up his catch 7.4 pounds of largemouth bass! Anew personal record for J acob, almost doubling his previous big bass of 4 pounds. After a few pictures, J acob released the big bass back into the water and didn t hesitate to send the picture along to his Dad on his h igh tech phone. Minutes later, we were all f lippinlooking for bass number two. The second and third bass came quickly, apparently liking the looks of my Yum Dinger, but both seemed SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, April 12, 2013 Page B3 Fishin Around... Don Norton Big day on Lake Istokpoga for Jacob Courtesy photo Jacob Van Der Meer holds up his whopping 7-pound bass caught from Lake Istokpoga over the weekend. See JACOB, Page B4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Rufino Gutierrez slides in safely on one of a few throws home that got away in Lake P lacids 16-6 win over Frostproof Tuesday. Dragons scorch Frostproof See LP, Page B4 Lake Placid16Frostproof6 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Lollis pitched well for the Lady Streaks andh elped her own cause with a couple of hits in Tuesdays win at Lake Placid. By ALEX COYNE N ews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Sebring Softball traveled to Lake Placid Tuesday night to add a w in to their record. They came out on top after seven innings, 7-3. Lake Placid had their usual strong start, opening the top of the first with a three up three down. Singles for Laine WeberCallahan and Taylor Test brought Breauna Corley up to bat with two on base. Callahan stole home on a wild pitch, and a hit to right field by Corley brought Test home for a 2-0 lead going i nto the second. S ebring came out strong in the top of the second with singles from Alison Hoffnera nd Hannah Lollis. Kiana Antone stepped in as a courtesy runner for Hoffner, and scored on a wild pitch for Sebrings first run. W ith the bases loaded, Lake Placid left three on base without putting any runs on the board, and was still up by Late surge lifts Lady Streaks See SEBRING, Page B4 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Rachel Shattler gave Lakewoods Anjelica Williams all she could handle Tuesday, before falling in the Class 2A Regionals. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe overall result might have been expected, but looking just past the surface shows the growth experienced by the Lady Dragons of the tennis court this season. The team fell by a 7-0 count in the Class 2A Regionals Tuesday to visiting Lakewood of St. Petersburg. But even pitted against a school from such a large area rife with competition, it wast a series of shutouts along the line. In each singles slot, 1 through 5, Lake Placid picked up at least one game win in each set. And Rachel Shattler, at No. 5, gave Anjelica Williams fits before falling 7-6 (8-6 The girls played the best tennis Ive seen all year against a very, very good opponent, head coach Jennifer Giguere said. They kept their expectations high and stayed committed to every point. That resolve shone through in both doubles matches as well with both matches being pushed to tie-breakers. Hannah Waller and Stephanie Rodriguez fell at No. 1 6-4, 7-6 (7-2 Claire LeBlanc and Jenna Blount pushed KC Shelton and Alie Dangar to a similar result, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4 e had a big turnout at the courts and a lot of community support, Giguere said. Id say we gave Lakewood a bit of a surprise and Im very proud that I was able to take Lady Dragon tennis further than theyve ever realized. Lake Placid finishes the season with an overall, impressive 10-3 record, with Shattler leading the team with nine wins on the year. Lady Dragons see great run end By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRINGIt can be difficult to play a team that you have already lost to in the past, and Sebring faced this difficulty on Tuesday night at Firemens Field against Winter Haven. This high-pressure game had a lot at stake, as Winter Haven is the top seed in the district, just one game in front on Sebring. Perhaps the pressure got to the Streaks, as they fell in a disappointing 7-0 loss to the visiting Blue Devils. Theyre a good team, said head coach Buck Rapp. Hopefully we get to see them again in the district championship. In the top of the first Sebrings Jonathan Struck took to the mound. And though the first Blue Devil walked, Struck struck out the next two hitters. Meanwhile the runner on first had managed to steal two bases to advance to third, and on a single to left he was able to make the sprint home to give Winter Haven the first score of the night. In Sebrings half of the first, Wyatt Johnson reached on a one-out single to left, but after the second out, would get forced at second to retire the side. Winter Haven climbed Streaks stopped by Blue Devils See STREAKS, Page B4

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C M Y K YMCA Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis now taking registrations for our YMCA/Eagles Youth Flag Football Program for ages 5-14. We are also taking registrations for our C heerleading Program ages 5-16. Any questions please call 382-9622.Sottile TournamentL AKEPLACID The 7th annual LPAA/ Nick Sottile Memorial Golf T ournament will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the Placid Lakes Golf Course. T he tournament starts at 8 a.m. and includes refreshments, great prizes and a delicious lunch. The money raised in the tournament will go to the Lake Placid Athletic Association and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship fund. In addition to providing funding for youth sports, LPAAwill be breaking ground on a new a new weight training facility this spring. This is a joint effort between LPAAand the Highlands County School Board. The building will be located at the new track across from the high school. We hope that you will support us by becoming a sponsor, player or both. Your contribution will be acknowledged by signage at the tournament, and with most sponsorship levels, you will receive tickets for lunch where you can meet with your friends and business associates. We appreciate anything that you can do to assist our young athletes and budding players. The Lake Placid Athletic Association (LPAA) supports and promotes youth sports in Lake Placid. Our organization has no paid staff or overhead we are all volunteers and every dollar raised goes into sustaining our local teams and players. Sunrise Rotary GolfSEBRING Sebring Sunrise Rotary 24th annual Charity Golf Tournament will be Saturday, June 1, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake Golf and Country Club. Format is a Four-person Scramble (double Bogey maximum Cost is $220 per team and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages along with some fabulous raffle prizes. Sponsorships available: $100 Hole sponsor; $155 Hole sponsor including single entry; and $320 Hole sponsor including team entry. Hole-In-One sponsors are being provided by Cohan Radio Group ($2,000 cash) and Alan Jay Automotive Network. Trophy sponsor 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, wishest o inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized AllA merican Sports Posters to produce Sebring High Schools athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will pr ovide terrific looking sports posters and will help the athletic department to raisem uch needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be c ontacting 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. A s you are no doubt aware, there a r e many businesses that solicit via telephonea nd 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. N o other company has been authoriz ed to represent Sebring High School in thatw ay 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 (800Bowling for GradsL AKE PLACID Bowling for Grads will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 20. Cost $15 per person, or $40 for a tea m of four, (includes three games and shoes at Cozs Sports Bar amd Bowl, located at 800 U.S. 27 South in Lake Placid; phone number is 699-0925. This is a nine-pin no-tap bowling fundraiser, with 50/50s, raffles, sile nt auction, prizes and door prizes. Please send your information with check payable for number of entries, payable to Lake Placid Project Graduation and mail to: Project Graduation, P.O. Box 415, Lake Placid, FL33862 or leave at Cozs bowling desk or bring at time of event. The information needed is Name, contact phone number, number of bowlers x $15 = amount of check or Team of 4 = $40. If you have any questions, contact Donna Stanley at (863or Connie Miller at (863 Come out and support your Class of 2013 with a night of bowling, fun and prizes! Project Graduation is a celebration honoring the graduates the night of their graduation with a night of fun in a drugand alcohol-free environment. *The school is neither endorsing or sponsoring this event nor approving or endorsing the views of the organization sponsoring the event. The school does not require you to attend or participate in this event. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-New York5126.662 x-Brooklyn4632.5905.5 x-Boston4038.51311.5 Philadelphia3147.39720.5 Toronto3048.38521.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB z-Miami6216.795 x-Atlanta4336.54419.5 Washington2950.36733.5 Orlando2059.25342.5 Charlotte1860.23144 Central Division WLPctGB y-Indiana4929.628 x-Chicago4235.5456.5 x-Milwaukee3741.47412 Detroit2752.34222.5 Cleveland2454.30825WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB y-San Antonio5721.731 x-Memphis5325.6794 x-Houston4434.56413 Dallas3840.48719 New Orleans2752.34230.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5721.731 x-Denver5424.6923 Utah4138.51916.5 Portland3345.42324 Minnesota2949.37228 Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Clippers5226.667 x-Golden State4533.5777 L.A. Lakers4237.53210.5 Sacramento2850.35924 Phoenix2455.30428.5 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Tuesdays Games Indiana 99, Cleveland 94 New York 120, Washington 99 Brooklyn 104, Philadelphia 83 Miami 94, Milwaukee 83 Toronto 101, Chicago 98 Houston 101, Phoenix 98 Memphis 94, Charlotte 75 Oklahoma City 90, Utah 80 Golden State 105, Minnesota 89 L.A. Lakers 104, New Orleans 96 Wednesdays Games Detroit 111, Cleveland 104 Atlanta 124, Philadelphia 101 Orlando 113, Milwaukee 103, OT Miami 103, Washington 98 Brooklyn 101, Boston 93 Phoenix 102, Dallas 91 L.A. Lakers 113, Portland 106 Sacramento 121, New Orleans 110 L.A. Clippers 111, Minnesota 95 Denver 96, San Antonio 86 Thursdays Games New York at Chicago, late Oklahoma City at Golden State, late Fridays Games Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Pittsburgh301006013298 N.Y. Islanders2016444117120 N.Y. Rangers20164449996 New Jersey1515104096111 Philadelphia1719337107122 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston26945611385 Montreal25955512294 Toronto2213549123112 Ottawa19146449688 Buffalo1618638106122 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington2117244120112 Winnipeg2019242102121 Tampa Bay1720236124116 Carolina1621234102126 Florida132063296132WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Chicago30546412983 St. Louis221424610798 Detroit191554399101 Columbus171674195104 Nashville151883896110 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver231165210996 Minnesota221524610398 Edmonton1617739102111 Calgary1421432103138 Colorado132253194125 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim279559124103 Los Angeles2214448115101 San Jose20127479898 Phoenix1816642108107 Dallas1917341109118 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5, Carolina 3 Columbus 4, San Jose 0 Washington 3, Montreal 2 Tampa Bay 3, Ottawa 2 Winnipeg 4, Buffalo 1 St. Louis 1, Nashville 0 Chicago 1, Minnesota 0 Dallas 5, Los Angeles 1 Wednesdays Games N.Y. Rangers 3, Toronto 2, SO Boston 5, New Jersey 4 Vancouver 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 3, Edmonton 1 Colorado 4, Anaheim 1 Thursdays Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, late Montreal at Buffalo, late Ottawa at Philadelphia, late Carolina at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, late San Jose at Detroit, late Florida at Winnipeg, late St. Louis at Minnesota, late Colorado at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston53.625 Baltimore44.5001 New York44.5001 Tampa Bay45.4441.5 Toronto35.3752 Central Division WLPctGB Kansas City63.667 Chicago44.5001.5 Detroit44.5001.5 Minnesota45.4442 Cleveland35.3752.5 West Division WLPctGB Oakland72.778 Texas63.6671 Seattle46.4003.5 Houston36.3334 Los Angeles26.2504.5___Tuesdays Games Detroit 7, Toronto 3 Washington 8, Chicago White Sox 7 N.Y. Yankees 14, Cleveland 1 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 4 Oakland 9, L.A. Angels 5 Houston 16, Seattle 9 Wednesdays Games Toronto 8, Detroit 6 Tampa Bay 2, Texas 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, ppd., rain Baltimore 8, Boston 5 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 0 Oakland 11, L.A. Angels 5 Houston 8, Seattle 3 Thursdays Games Toronto at Detroit, late Chicago White Sox at Washington, late N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, late Baltimore at Boston, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Texas at Seattle, late Fridays Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-0. Yankees (Sabathia 1-1 Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0 Cleveland (Masterson 2-0 Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-0 (Doubront 0-0 N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-0 (Worley 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 1-0 (Mendoza 0-0 Detroit (Scherzer 1-0) at Oakland (Colon 1-0 Houston (B.Norris 1-1 (Hanson 1-0 Texas (Darvish 2-0) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-0), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta81.889 Washington62.7501.5 New York54.5563 Philadelphia45.4444 Miami18.1117 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati54.556 St. Louis54.556 Chicago35.3751.5 Pittsburgh36.3332 Milwaukee26.2502.5 West Division WLPctGB Arizona63.667 San Francisco63.667 Los Angeles53.625.5 Colorado54.5561 San Diego26.2503.5 ___ Tuesdays Games San Diego 9, L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 8, Chicago White Sox 7 Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 3, Miami 2 Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 5 San Francisco 9, Colorado 6 Wednesdays Games St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0 Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 10, Colorado 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 8, Miami 0 Milwaukee at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers 4, San Diego 3 Thursdays Games San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, late Chicago White Sox at Washington, late L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late Fridays Games San Francisco (M.Cain 0-1 Cubs (Villanueva 0-0 Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Washington (Detwiler 0-0 Cincinnati (Leake 0-0 (A.Burnett 0-2 Philadelphia (Lannan 0-0 (Nolasco 0-1 N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-0 (Worley 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 0-0 (S.Miller 1-0 L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0 (Corbin 1-0 Colorado (Garland 1-0 (T.Ross 0-1), 10:10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXActivated SS Stephen Drew from the seven-day concussion DL. Optioned SS Jose Iglesias to Pawtucket (IL Lackey on the 15-day DL LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Softball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD TUESDAY: Softball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Clewiston,7 p.m.; Track at Regionals,Jacksonville,Noon Sebring TODAY: Baseball at Lake Gibson,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Okeechobee,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Track at Lake Mary Invite,9 a.m. MONDAY: Softball at District Tournament,Winter Haven,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Winter Haven,TBD SFSC T ODAY: Baseball at Polk State,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Hillsborough,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Softball at Booker,6 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Booker,4 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD T UESDAY: Softball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD THURSDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; Track at Regionals,Jacksonville,Noon C C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . LSU at Texas A&M. . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . W ashington at Arizona State . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 C C O O L L L L E E G G E E H H O O C C K K E E Y Y S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Oscar Gonzalez vs. Rico Ramos . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Nonito Donaire vs. Willie Rigondeaux . E E S S P P N N 2 2M M L L B B F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . T ampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Cleveland . . . . . . . W W G G N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . R egional San Francisco at Chicago Cubs or Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XTimes, games, channels all subject to change 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 S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Jordan Brand Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR OReilly Auto Parts 300 . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NASCAR NRA 500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XG G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . P GA 2013 Masters Tournament . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . PGA 2013 Masters Tournament . . . . . . . C C B B S SN N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSaturday, April 13 ADay Hike in celebration of Earth Day which is April 22 at Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA consists of 13,531 acres east of Avon Park in Polk County,5 miles south of Frostproof. Part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, this area was purchased to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. Arbuckle occupies a high ridge of ancient sand dunes and contains fast disappearing pine and oak scrub, home to Florida scrub-jays and gopher tortoises. Arbuckle WMAis part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Scrub-jays inhabit the oak scrub along the road into the area. Short-tailed hawks may be observed on the Paula Dockery Trail, and at Lake Arbuckle are wading birds, bald eagles, limpkins and ospreys. Bring sturdy walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, lunch, and dress in layers for comfort against cold weather that may warm as the day progresses. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other details. Wednesday, April 17 ADay Hike of approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. Meet at the Office at park entrance. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring water, snacks sun protection, and wear good shoes, no flip flops. Contact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time and other details. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 Trail Maintenance (come for the day or primitive camp overnight) at the KICCO Wildlife Management Area off SR 60, east of Lake Wales. Meet at entrance to Westgate River Ranch Resort on right when traveling east. Bring Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email: david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other details. Sunday, April 21 Nature Walk at the Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Rd.), Lakeland An approximately 3-mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Saturday, April 27 Day Hike, approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. Meet at the Picnic La ke pavilion parking area. This former phosphate mi ning area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring water, snacks sun protection, and wear good shoes, no flip flops. Contact Monika Hoerl at 858-3106 for meet-up time. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 12, 2013Page B3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 5 5 8 8 Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies had their Farewell Tournament on Wednesday April 10. Play of the Day was a Step Aside Scramble. First place winners were Joan R obillard, Judy Trier and Alma Barefoot with 62. Second place winners were Cindy Bowser, Jean Haig, Betty Clarke and Audrey Walther with 63.2. Third place winners were Jeanne Fivecoat, Roberta Humes, Mary Cripps and Roxie McMillon with 63.5. Fourth place winners were Lorraine Friend, Marilyn Brewer, Joyce Stanley and Joan Armbruster with 64.2. Closest to the Pin on No. 3 was Ruth Harris, on No. 7 was Judy Trier, on No. 13 was Joan Robillard and on No. 17 was Judy Kelly.Lake June WestThe Ladies Association played a Monday League event on Monday, April 8. Winning first place was the team of Kim Fiers, Barbara Cash and Clara Wisman with 42; second place, Helene Mellon, Mary Malone and Chris Heath with 45; and third place, Jane Roush and Janice Barringer with 47. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Eva Huffman, 11-feet-7; No. 4, Kim Fiers, 6-feet; and No. 8, Chris Heath, 33-feet-5. A Scramble was played Thursday, April 4. Winning first place was the team of J ohn and Shelly Byron, Sue and Don Boulton with 52; and second place, Ken Rowen, Larry and Chris Heath and Walt Nagel with 53. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Doyan and Donna Eades, Wayne Eades and Charlotte Mathew; Ron and Sylvia West, Jane Roush, Orville and Eva Huffman with 54 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Shelly Byron, 6-feet-10. (Men R on West, 6-feet-10; and No. 4, Art Schmeltz, 10-feet-4. The Mens Association played a M ens League event on Wednesday, April 4. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Doyan Eades, Bill Hintz, D on Boulton, Walt Nagel and Larry Heath; Ron West, Ward Shaw, D ick Reaney and John Ruffo with 42 each. Third place, John Byron, Art Schmeltz, Jack Maginnis, Joe Swartz and Angelo Iorlando with 44. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron West, 13feet; No. 4, Walt Nagel, 7-feet-10; and No. 8, John Ruffo, 6feet-3.Placid LakesT he Mens Association played a Two Best Balls Tournament Wednesday, April 3. Winning first place was the team of Ed B artusch, John Goble, Jack Hoerner and Howard Ticknor with minus-33; second place, Tom Lacy, Jeff Harstine and Larry Kress with minus-32; and third place, Jack Marceau, Bob McMillian and John Rosettis with minus-28. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Roger Thompson, 4-feet-8. T he Ladies Association played a Two Best Balls Tournament on Tuesday, April 2. W inning first place was the team of Sue Mackey, Gloria Ziegler, Carol Olsen and Carol Jones with minus-18; seco nd place, Judy Thompson, Marnie Rosettis, Karen Wallin and Joan S niffen with minus-16; and third place, Bobbie Miller, Lou Suthard, Narola Rosenberg and Ellie Shaw with minus12. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Sue Mackey, 4-feet.River GreensThe Club Championship was played Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7. The winners were: Womens First Flight, Gross, First place, Mary Beth Carby with 193; and second place, D onna Johnson with 197. Net, First place, Lucy Roberts with 141; and second place, Karen Speaker with 152. Womens Championship, Gross, First place, Linda Therrien with 177. Net, First place, Dee Paul with 138. Club Champion-five time, Anne Kelly with 164. Green Tee Flight, Low Gross, Don McDonald with 171. Low Net, Bob Wolf with 136. Gold Tee, Gross, First place, Tim Thomas with 170. Low Net, First place, Peter March with 145. Gold Tee Championship, Keith Kincer with 170. White Tee, First Flight, Gross, First place, J.R. Messier with 168; and second place, Cliff Aubin with 173. N et, First place, Butch Smith with 142; and second place, Don Ethun with 146. White Tee Championship, Gross, First place, Tom Morway with 158. Net, First place, Clay Davis with 147. Mens Club Championship, Jim Anderson-three times, with 157. The Morrison Group played a game T hursday, April 4. T he winners were: First place, Ken Brunswick and Tom Morway with 28; and second place, Cliff Aubin and Joe Graf with 29. The Mens Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, April 3. Winning first place was the team of David Kelly, Romy Febre, Gary Riddle and Jim Cercy with plus-6.5; second place, Terry Lewis, J.R. Messier and Jim Anderson with plus-6; and third place, G il Heier, Cecil Lemons and Larry Roy with plus-2.5. Individual winners were: A Flight (29over): Tom Morway with plus-3. B Flight (24-28olf with plus-7.5. C Flight (1723): Keith Kincer with plus-7.5. D Flight (16under): Gary Riddle with plus-5.5. T he Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, April 2. The winners were: First Flight, Gross, First p lace, Anne Kelly with 80; and second place, Laura Smutnick with 35. Net, First place, Linda Therrien with 64. Tying for third/fourth places were Michele Koon and Pat Kincer with 67 each. Second Flight, Gross, Donna Johnson with 90; and second place, Gale Garceau with 95. Net, First place, Fran Neil with 64; and second place, Karen Speaker with 69. T he Mens Association played a Mens Day event Monday, April 1. The winners were: First place, Cliff Aubin and Tim Thomas with 55; second place, John Smutnick and Roman Belobradich with 57; and third place, Joe Graf and Cecil Lemons with 58. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Cecil Lemons; No. 5, Jim Anderson; No. 12, Bob Wolf; and No. 17, Larry Roy. The Limited Group played a game on Monday, April 1. W inning first place was the team of Bernie and Sharon Koster, Bea and Don Sherman with plus-11; and seco nd place, Jeanette and Tom Brouwer, Ken and Dianne Hill with plus-5.5. Individual winners were: First place, S haron Koster with plus-8.5; and second place, Dianne Hill with plus-7.5.SpringLakeWednesday, April 10, the SpringLake Ladies Golf League played an Individual Net Flighted round on the Cougar Trail course. In Flight One the winners were Linda Pfleger in first place with a Net 59 followed by Terrie Austin with a Net 65. Flight Two winners were Marilyn Redenbarger with a Net 58 and Judy Dunn with a Net 63. Flight Three winners were Julia Starr with a Net 63 and Wanda Baker with a Net 65. On Tuesday, April 9, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association completed a rain-delayed, 2 day Pick Your Partner event on the Panther Creek course. O n this Day 2 contest, both partners balls counted (net of handicap Front 9 and there was a two man scramble on the Back 9. In the A Flight, the winner of first place was the team of Bob Hinde andL arry Miesner with a two-day net score of 157; 58 on Day 1 and 99 on Day 2. Second place in A went to Gary Behrendt and Jan Hard with a 65 on Day 1, a 96 on Day 2 and a net 161 strokes. Taking third place was the team of Pat Jaskowski and Leon Van with 70 and 94 for a net 164. In the B Flight, first place went to Gale Monda and Charlie Keniston with a Day 1 score of 66 and a Day 2 score of 100 for a net 166 strokes. Second place in B Flight went to Bob Rogers and Bo Bohanon with 72, 96 and a two day net of 168. T hird place was taken by Ken Rohr and Larry Colclasure with a 1st day 69 and a 2nd day 102 for a net 171. In the C Flight, the winning team was the acerbic, poker-playing Ed Clay and his noble sidekick, John Schroeder, who scored 63 strokes on Day 1 and 96 net strokes on Day 2 fora net 159 strokes. Second place in C went to Wildman F oote and Sprinkler Head Dave Docherty with 66, 98 and a net 164 strokes. Third place was won by Jay Payne and George (Slow Walkin) Thomas, w ho scored 62 on Day 1 and 103 on Day 2 for a net 165. FTA Heartland Chapter April Activities By JOSEPH WHITE Associated PressWASHINGTON While LeBron James and Dwyane Wade chilled at the end of the bench and with Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem also out of the lineup the Miami Heats B-squad set a franchise record for 3-point attempts, broke the franchise record for victories in a season and clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. So, heres the matter for debate. If they can beat the Washington Wizards a lottery team trying to finish ninth how would the whatwas-left-over of the Heat rank among all NBAteams? Most definitely we would be a playoff team, said Rashard Lewis, who scored 17 points in Wednesdays 103-98 win. Probably not a top-three team, but I think anywhere from there wed be fighting for a playoff spot, just because weve got a lot of veterans on the team, a lot of smart guys on the team that know how to play the game. Lewis must have been dreaming when he said that. At least thats how Washingtons Martell Webster felt. Then he woke up, right? Webster said. Honestly, no. We should have blown that team out, to tell you the truth. The Heat committed a seasonhigh 25 turnovers and chucked up the ball AAU-style, shooting 41 3pointers and making 17. Still, that was enough to get the win that assures theyll finish better than the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs. The Heat, who have won four straight, also reached 62 wins for the first time, moving one ahead of the 1996-97 team. It does mean something to us in that locker room, coach Erik Spoelstra said. We havent been here before as a franchise. Its a minor thing. We want to keep the main thing, the main thing. But at the same time it is a nice accomplishment. The home court, we have it. But we dont want to be afraid of it. Afraid? ou cant be afraid of success Spoelstra said. Weve had a target on our back all year, and in the playoffs, thats the way it should be. ... They had to earn that home court, and so theyll have to prove it when they get there. Heat B-team snags home court, tops Wizards The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page B4News-SunFriday, April 12, 2013w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 4 4 5 5 pretty small compared to Jacobs 7 pounder. The water temperature had moved up since my last trip a few days earlier and even on the northeast side of the lake I was getting 70 71 degree water readings. Jacob managed to pick up another bass along that stretch and as we approached another bass fisherman, I decided to move further south and try our luck in a little deeper water flipping the reed islands across from the Big Island. Im always asked if the guy in t he front of the boat has an advant age over those fishing behind him and Im not really sure how to answer that question. The obvious answer is yes, but on this day, it didnt appear to be true. I tend to work an area fast, or at least much faster than most people w ould fish an area. I suppose its my personality, or lack of patience, but unlike other fishermen who methodically flip and pitch into every nook and crann y, I assume if a bass is anywhere near my bait, hell take it. But Ive also fished behind other fishermen and quite often, caught more fish as have other fishermen behind me, so I sometimes wonder if the first fisherman actually has an advantage at all. I really think what happens in many cases is the sound of the first bait attracts the fish, but by the time they move into where the bait was, Ive already picked it up and flipped to a brand new spot. If thats true, it may actually work in the favor of the guy fishing the area behind me. Or it may simply be that they flipped into an area I missed. It seemed to prove true fishing with Jacob and Bob. We caught a few more fish across from the Big Island, Jacob scoring with a couple of 3-4 pounders, while I managed to catch smaller fish in the 1 1/2 2 pound range. Jacob must have been doing a pretty good job of cleaning out the f ish before Bob got a chance since he was going hitless in the back of the boat. By early afternoon, we moved to a wind protected area and switched to Bass Assassin Silver Phenoms and Horny Toads and again, within minutes, Jacob nailed a nice 3 pounder on his Bass Assassin. Bob and I found no takers topwater. Our final move was over to the west side of the lake where a long stretch of reeds in a little deeper water looked inviting. I hadnt fished this area in a few weeks, but again, within minutes we scored a couple more fish. I pointed out to Jacob that often when youre flipping the reeds y oull actually see the reeds move when a bass is coming towards your bait, or chasing another baitfish. He was a quick learner, confidently flipping into an area of movement and being rewarded with a hefty 4 pounder. As we neared the end of the reeds, I lifted my bait out of the water only to see a large boil and before I could tell Jacob to drop his bait into the spot, hed seen the boil as well and was holding on for dear life as another big fish was racing sideways with his plastic b ait. As he reared back, the bass made a nice jump and we hustled to get the net for another good sized fish. Landing the bass, Jacob was grinning from ear-to-ear as he watched the digital scale register 5 1/2 pounds. A couple more pictures and this bass had earned his freedom as well. That bass brought Jacobs total f or the day to six or seven bass, with his best five weighing aroun d 22 pounds. Not a bad day for a 16-year old, who had never flipped before and whos biggest bass in the past was 4 pounds. We finished the day around 2:30 w ith 14 or 15 bass. Apretty good day of fishing on Lake Istokpoga, and a few good memories for all o f us to share. D on Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, a nd custom rod builder. He has also taught a few fishing classes at the South Florida Community College. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, mother-in-law Ruth Charvat, Ranger, a huge black lab and Riley, a large golden retriever and is the o wner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He can be reached at 863273-4998 or 216-339-6571 or by email a t donorton13@gmail.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. Continued from B1 Jacob has big bass day on Istokpoga e mercy-ruled them the last time we played, but theyre the only team in the district to have beaten DeSoto. B ut they was no danger of a Frostproof win this night. The Bulldogs did get on the board again, but so did the Dragons enough to end it early. Lake Placid was at Avon Park for one final district contest Thursday night,b efore finishing out the regular season next Thursday with a visit from Clewiston. Continued from B1 LP alone in second N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyler Carr had three hits, including this inside-the-park home run, in Tuesdays big win over Frostproof. the narrow 2-1 edge after the second inning. Sebring once again came o ut running in the top of the third. Asingle for Kara Faircloth and a double ande rror for Tay DaSilva allowed Carly Hoffners sing le to count for an RBI bringing Faircloth in. D aSilvia later scored on a wild pitch, counting two r uns in the third for Sebring. Lake Placid was left scoreless in the bottom of the third, allowing Sebring to take the lead 3-2. Three quick outs for both teams in the fourth froze the score at 3-2, still in the Blue Streaks favor. Test Started the bottom of the fifth inning strong for the Dragons with a triple. Annie Weber-Callahan was pegged in the ribs for a free base, and Courtney Delaney brought in Test with a single of her own. Tests run was the only one for the Dragons, and the score was tied at three going into the sixth inning. Sebring stepped up in the top of the sixth with two runs from Amber Hicks and M organ Andrews. W ithout an answer, Lake Placid fell down 5-3 to the Blue Streaks before the last inning of play. Asingle for Chelsea Bassen and Hannah Lollis allowed Carly Hoffners hit to left field account for another RBI. E rrors in the infield would allow another run in a nd Sebring closed the top of the inning with a 7-3 lead that would stand as the final margin. Three quick outs left Lake Placid short of a comeback, but head coach Alicia Cheshire was still very proud of their performance. It was a really good game. We had one bad inning, and that hurt us, she stated after the game, My girls arent giving up, and that is what I want to see. The Dragons closed out the regular season Thursday at Moore Haven, before heading to Mulberry early in the week for the District 104 ATournament. Sebring hosted Frostproof Thursday and Okeechobee Friday, and will play the D istrict 9-6ATournament in Winter Haven early next week. Continued from B1 N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shannon Huber found this pitch to be a little too close for comfort Tuesday night. Sebring picks up cross-county win up the scoreboard again in the second with an additional run. The first three batters got on base to load them with no outs. Agrounder was hit to second where the runner was tagged, and another runner was tagged at home after the runner before him was able to run in, making to score 2-0. Brad Doty soon caught a fly to center to end the top half. The Streaks were not able to get much done in the second, as each of the first three batters hits were caught. Winter Haven once again tacked onto their lead in the third. Two Blue Devils got on base from errors and a hit to center field brought one of them home for another Devil run, giving them a 3-0 advantage. Only one Sebring batter, Doty, got on base in the third after a grounder past third. He stole second base, but the other hitters were unable to bring him home. Winter Haven really added onto their lead in the fourth inning. Three batters got on base via walks and a hit batter, but Struck recovered to strike out the following hitter. Abunt near second was thrown to first where an error was made, allowing all three runners to come home, and giving Winter Haven a substantial 6-0 lead. In the bottom half, Lovett hit a single towards short, followed by another single through the left side by Garrett DeRoss. Jimmy Peck got on base from a walk, but once again they were unable to be brought home. In the remaining three innings the Sebring defense was able to hold off Winter Haven to only one more run, but the hitters were unable to make any dents in the lead. e just didnt hit very well, said Rapp. That was one of the biggest problems. Sebring, however, will more than likely have a chance to take on Winter Haven again, and coach Rapp still sees hope. e know these guys better now. We know their good hitters and we know their pitchers, he said. Its hard to beat a team three times in a row. We have a chance. Sebring travels to Lake Gibson tonight to take on their district rivals and close out the District 9-6Aregular season schedule. Continued from B1 News-Sun phto by CAITLIN BRYNER Wyatt Johnson had one of the few Sebring hits in Tuesdays loss to visiting Winter Haven. Streaks settle for second in standings Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com Associated Press MIAMI Areferendum on the proposal to upgrade the Miami Dolphinsstadium is scheduled for May 14. Miami-Dade County commissioners voted Wednesday to put before voters a plan to use hotel taxes to help pay for nearly $400 million in improvements. The county would pay for about 30 percent of the project, which also requires approval by the Florida Legislature. The referendum w ill come eight days before league owners choose the host for the 50th Super Bowl, with Miami and San Francisco the finalists. Dolphins and NFLofficials say stadium upgrades are needed to keep the city competitive in bidding for the title game. The Dolphins seek $3 million a year from the state and an increase in county hotel taxes. Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/APNFL Referendum on Dolphins stadium plan set for May

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C M Y K Brandpoint ContentFamily members can have m any things in common, including physical characteri stics and personality traits. While some traits are obvious, like having red hair or b lue eyes, some shared traits are not as obvious, such as the risk for developing a common medical condition, like high cholesterol, or ar are disease. Arare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people, and about 30 million Americans have one of 7,000k nown rare diseases. Because about 80 percent of rare dise ases are genetic in origin, knowing ones family historyi s an essential part of the recognition and diagnosis of these conditions. Unfortunately, its not uncommon for family mem-b ers of someone diagnosed with a rare disease to go untested, which could delay getting an accurate diagnosis and potentially appropriatem edical attention. Families should keep an open line of communication about diseases that may be genetic and if appropriate, encourage their relatives to seek evaluation by a knowledgeable medical professional. Nikia, 32, who is living with a rare swelling disease called hereditary angioedema (HAE importance of familial testing. HAE is a genetic disease that affects about 6,000 people in the United States. The disease causes repeated swelling attacks that can occur anywhere in the body, including arms, legs, hands, feet, stomach, genitals, face and throat. HAE attacks can be unpredictable, painful, debilitating and disfiguring. The average HAE patient endures about 10 years of repeated misdiagnoses before the disease is accurately identified. Along with a blood testing, a comprehensive family history can help accurately diagnosis HAE. Often, people who are diagnosed with HAE report having relatives who suffered their whole lives from severe stomach aches or unexplained episodes of swelling, or even relatives who diedu nexpectedly due to throat swelling, who likely had H AE but were never accurately diagnosed. Nikia was first diagnosed w ith HAE when she was just 5 years old, after experiencing severe swelling all over her body. Nikias mother had also suffered from bouts ofu nexplained swelling throughout her life, but because her attacks were less severe and only occurred in her feet, she never soughtm edical attention. It was Nikias cousin who eventually encouraged her mother to get tested for HAE, and three years after Nikia was diagnosed, her mothers testing indicated that she also had HAE. Because of her cousins persistence, Nikias mother was finally able to understand the cause of her own unexplained swelling episodes and received medical attention that helped her manage her attacks. Understanding the likelihood that she could pass HAE on to her children, Nikia had both of her children evaluated for the disease. Although her daughter was not diagnosed with the condition, her son eventually was. When Nikias son was about 3 years old, he was frequently being sent home from school for nausea and vomiting. Nikia, who had experienced similar symptoms as a child, recognized the likelihood that it could be due to HAE. Testing confirmed that her son did,i ndeed, have the disease. When my son was diagn osed with HAE, I wasnt afraid or sad, says Nikia. It gave me the spirit to further e ducate myself and other health care providers so that they could potentially help someone else by getting an earlier diagnosis. I learned asm uch as I could about the HAE landscape so that I could be the best advocate for my son. Today, Nikia dedicates m uch of her time to staying up to speed on new informat ion or medical advances in HAE and spreading aware-n ess of the disease amongst her family, friends and community. She shares the new information she learns with her extended family ande ncourages members of her family to get evaluated for the condition. To date, she has prompted two cousins to undergo testing for HAE. Iti s her hope that her loved ones will also spread knowledge about the disease so that others may be properly diagnosed without having to endure years of suffering. Even though some of my family members have been tested for HAE and the results came back negative, they are now educated about this disease and can help raise awareness among others, says Nikia. To learn more about HAE, visit www.HAEandMe.com/ www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 12, 2013Page B5 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 3 3 8 8 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 4 4 0 0 HEALTHYLIVING Obstructive sleep apnea hasb een recognized as a medical condition now for nearly 50 years. As many as 80p ercent of cases go undiagnosed, while others ared iagnosed, but go untreated for a variety of reasons.O nly 10 percent of sleep apnea s ufferers receive treatment. It is believed to affect men more than twice as often asw omen. Sleep apnea occurs when t he tissue of the soft palate collapses during sleep, partially occluding the airway. Obstruction of the airway leads to decreased breath-i ng, lowering oxygen saturation levels in the blood. T he brain feels the effect, so the patient may gasp to draw in more oxygen,w hich usually results in snoring. Snoring that cease s for extended periods of time is a specific symptom of sleep apnea. T his condition is very much associated with obesity. While not all patients with sleep apnea are obese, the majority are overweightw ith a neck circumference of greater than 17 inches. African-Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be affected than Caucasians,a nd the risk increases with smokers and aging. T hese patients often complain that they feel ast hough they do not get enough sleep, even though they have slept for seven or eight hours at a time. They dont realize thatt heir sleep is being interrupted each time they experience an apneic event because they usually do not wake up during thesee pisodes. The first line of treatment for patients is usuallya CPAP(continuous positive airway pressure) device. This is a mask connected to a machine that creates a continuous flow of air to the patient wearing it. The continuous flow of air forces the airway open, preventing the soft palate from collapsing. Other methods of treating sleep apnea include BiPAPsystems, various surgical procedures to strengthen the soft palate, or dental devices to push the lower jaw forward. Other recommendations include changing positions during sleep, losing weight, and avoiding sleeping pills and alcohol prior to going to bed. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a plethora of ocular conditions such as floppy eyelid syndrome. While it may sound comical at first, this is a fairly common condition that can cause much discomfort for patients. The direct link between floppy eyelid syndrome and sleep apnea is not confirmed at this point; however, the lack ofo xygen may tend to decrease elasticity in the lid and corneal tissues, making themm ore pliable. Even though very few patientsw ith sleep apnea will suffer from floppy eyelid syn-d rome, 100 percent of those who d o will suffer from sleep apnea. Optic nerve swelling is a lso associated with obstructive sleep apnea. If t he intracranial pressure becomes elevated during the overnight hours, as often happens in patients with this condition, it mayr esult in mild to moderate optic nerve swelling. H eadaches are often experienced upon awakening. The intracranial pressureo ften returns to normal during waking hours, maki ng this condition difficult to detect once the patient is up and about. T here are currently some studies that would indicate that normal pressure glaucoma is seen more frequently in patients withs leep apnea. It is believed that this is the result of poor blood flow from poor oxygen delivery. Other studies indicate that thel ink could be the result of significant changes in i ntraocular pressure with increased intraocular pres-s ure at night. Non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy is also associated with obstructive sleep apnea. In essence,t his condition is similar to having a mini-stroke to the optic nerve. The patient usually notices vision loss immediately upon wakingi n the morning. Obstructive sleep apne is associated with several other ocular conditions, including retinal vein occlusions, macular edema, and the increased likelihood of developing diabetic retinopathy in those patients with diabetes. It is evident that obstructive sleep apnea is a significant health concern in this country. There are many ocular and systemic conditions associated with this disease. If you, as a patient suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, make sure that you are up to date on your yearly, dilated eye exam, as well as your yearly physical. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Obstructive sleep apnea and eye care Focal Point D r. Valerie Moulds Because about 80 percent of rare diseases are genetic in origin, knowing ones family history is an essential part of the recognition and diagnosis of these conditions. Health heritage The familial link of diseases 7,000 Known rare diseases 30 million A mericans with a rare disese 80 percent Rare diseases that are genetic in origin BYTHENUMBERS Community outreach eventsAce Homecare community outreach events schedule for this week in April is as follows: Monday 9 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Resthaven Assisted Living facility, off S.R. 64, Resthaven Road, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Chatham Pointe, Stensom Road, Wauchula; and 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun n Lake Blvd., Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; and 12:30 p.m., Health Fair, Groves behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street; and 10:30 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe Assisted Living facility, Sun n Lake Blvd., Sebring. Thursday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; and 10:30 a.m., Caregivers Support Group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Road, Rte. 621, Lake Placid. Associated PressPHILADELPHIA F ormer NFLplayers trying to sue the league over concussion-linked injuries argued in court Tuesday that the NFLglorifiev iolence and profited from damaging blows to the head. P layerslawyer David Frederick also accused the league of concealing thee merging science about concussions over several d ecades, even after creating a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury committee in1 994. It set up a sham comm ittee designed to get information about neurological risks, but in fact spread misinformation, Frederick argued at a piv-o tal federal hearing to determine if the comp laints will remain in court or be sent to arbitration. U .S. District Judge Anita Brodys decision c ould be worth billions to either side. About 4,200 of the l eagues 12,000 former players have joined the litigation. Some are battling dementia, depression orA lzheimers disease, and fault the league for rushing them back on the field after concussions. Others are worried about devel-o ping problems and want their health monitored. A handful, including popular Pro Bowler JuniorS eau, have committed suicide. NFLlawyer Paul Clement insisted that teams bear the chiefr esponsibility for health and safety under the playerscollective bargaining agreement, along with others. The one thing constant throughout is these agreements put the primary role and responsibility on some combination of the players themselves, the unions and the clubs, Clement argued. The clubs are the ones who had doctors on the sidelines who had primary responsibility for sending players back into the game, he added at a news conference after the 40minute hearing. Ex-players deride NFL brain injury panel

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C M Y K D earPharmacist: I live in chronic pain, no one is s ure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily but Im still in pain.C an you recommend any vitamins to help me? M.C., Dallas, Texas Answer: Im sorry you are going through this. Luckily your doctor prescribes pain medicine fory ou, many wont out for fear of addiction. Every day, I r eceive letters from people feeling helpless (and hopeless) because their physi-c ians are not compassionate enough to prescribe analg esics. Anyway, there are many herbs, spices, teas and sup-p lements for you. First, some background on why pain happens. Your body c ranks out substances (called cytokines) in response to an i njury which help patch you up. One well-known cytokine is called Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha or TNF. D ont let the name scare you, it doesnt cause tumors, it actually tries to prevent them by causing cancer cells to commit suicide called apoptosis. So when your body makes TNF, its yourg od-given cancer fighter. It also helps fight infection. P roblem is, too much causes backlash and you begin to hurt all over. Elevated TNF levels are associated with rheumatoida rthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraines, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, COPD, Lyme disease, depression, narcolepsy, ankylosings pondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and dozens more. People with high amounts of TNF often have a hyperreactive immune system and are diagnosed with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Drugs like Remicade and Enbrel are TNF blockers but they are thousands of dollars if you pay out of pocket. There are natural TNF blockers. This will interest you: A deficiency of either magnesium or CoQ10 drives up TNF. Yes, running out of either nutrient contributes to pain and sadly, there are hundreds of medications that rob these nutrients from your body! Refer to my Drug Muggers book for the lists. If I were writing you a script to ease your pain, I would recommend natural TNF blockers. Id pen out the following, but before b uying anything, ask your physician if this is reasonable, and what dose is best for you: Magnesium malate 250 m g three times daily Astaxanthin 12mg every morning Ubiquinol (this is activated CoQ10) 200mg at lunch Boswellia 250 350mg two or three times daily Slippery Elm lozenges or tea (protects stomach from ibuprofen) In addition, I recommend probiotics, the sort that con-t ain prebiotics as well as organic acids. I suggest you drink green tea (or matcha every day and eliminate foods that contain refined sugar/corn syrup, MSG, artif icial dyes and artificial sweetene rs. Id sprinkle turmeric spice on e verything. Give this p rotocol a few weeks and then send me a love n ote, you should feel better. It s hould be fine to integrate t his while taking your analgesics (hopefully over time, youll need less of that). Ask your doctor whats right for you. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Page B6News-SunFriday, April 12, 2013www.newssun.com STATLER FINANCIAL; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 1 1 1 1 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 3 3 9 9 kokomo; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, kokomo; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 0 0 1 1 9 9 HEALTHYLIVING Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun w ww.facebook.com/newssun Natural ways to help ease your chronic pain M etro Robot hot among surgeons, but FDA taking a new lookCHICAGO (APAmillion-dollar robot named da Vinci is hot in operating rooms these days. But problems are giving the high-tech helper new scrutiny. The Food and Drug Administration is looking into an increase in reported problems including deaths during robotic surgeries. Its medical device database lists at least five deaths since early last year.

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C M Y K Page B8News-SunFriday, April 12, 2013www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863 yahoo.com. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck routeAvon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@ fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANAgroups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. Allen Higginbotham, Interim Pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 3854704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald W ebber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a .m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish 5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V.Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL33870; 385-7300; fax, 3857310; email school@stcathe.com School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday -8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more informationc all 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 4657065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each w eek 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MondayFriday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, sup port and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 106 9 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Chris t, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Church on the Ridge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, W ednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863 CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lak e Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church ELCAS EBRING This Sunday is the T hird Sunday in Easter and the b irthday celebration. Worship servi ce with communion will be led by D eacon David Thoresen. The S unday morning sermon will be b ased on the gospel reading of J ohn 21:1-19. R ev. Cox will lead the Bible s tudy on April 18. Sharon Palmer w ill be the leader on April 25. There will be no quilting meeti ngs on Saturday.C hrist Lutheran Church L CMSAVON PARK This Third S unday in Easter, Pastor Scott M cLean will be preaching a serm on entitled What a Revelation! T he church is at 1320 C.R. 64, e ast of the Avon Park High School p ast the four-way stop sign. Call 4 71-2663 or visit www.christl utheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Are Sin, Disease and Death Real? The keynote is from Psalms 9:2 I, ...I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. When mine ene-m ies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. The church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled The Fall of Babylon at theS unday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the G ospel of John. Eastside Christian ChurchL AKE PLACID Sunday worship service is a blend of traditional and contemporary music. Wednesday is Midweek Bible study. E.P.I.C. Youth Group startsa t 6 p.m. with an hour of sports and activities preceding the Bible Study. For more information, please call 465-7065. E astside is on County Road 621 East, two miles east of U.S. 27.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Guest preacher Rev. Kent Siladi will deliver the sermon Sunday morning Promises of God with Scripture from Psalm 30. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 ( Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com/.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Pastor Coles series From Resurrection to Pentecost continues this Sunday with his sermon, Fine Tune YourF ocus! from the book of Acts. Sunday evening, Pastor Bill will be preaching Give Me That Mountain from Joshua 14.M idweek service is held each Wednesday. This month, the emphasis is North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, which is receivedt o support these ministries. The Red, White & Bluegrass Jamboree will be at 6 p.m., Friday, April 19, in the Fellowship Hall featuring old-time country, gospel and bluegrass. Alove offering willb e received at this free event to help support missions. C all the church office at 4650060 or visit www.faithbaptistchurchlp.com/. The church is at6 60 Holmes Ave.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK At First Baptist Church of Avon Park, Rev. JonB eck is the senior pastor. The Sunday morning message will be part two of Test the Spirits: I John 4:1-6. The church is at 100 N. Lake Avenue, Avon Park. Call 453-668 1 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday morni ng, the church celebrates the Second Sunday of Easter. Rev. R obert Reinhardt will deliver his s ermon, Had a Bad Day this S unday. Adult Sunday school class is s tudying Blessed Are the Peacemakers... Practicing Ministr y o f Reconciliation. A movie and game night is set f or 6:30 p.m. today. Snacks will b e p rovided. All are welcome. Agroup of inter-denominational ladies (year-round and snowbirds) have just finished doing a Beth Moore Daniel Bible Study. They are now planning to start the Beth Moore David Seeking a HeartL ike His on April 17. The cost o f the book is $18.69, plus shipping. Call Traci at Faith Lutheran Church 385-7848 in the office if you are interested or on her cell phone (863The groupw ill meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail t o e ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 3 3870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on B10

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 12, 2013Page B9 EPISCOPAL St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Thursday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The W ay Aplace for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-27822 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 67:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult I nvestigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@htn.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Sstudy 7 p.m. (Nursery availableYouth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School,9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@ embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863 Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. John A. Bryant, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Church hosts groupsAVON PARK First Christian Church of Avon Park hosts community group meetings: the AABig Book Group meets Tuesday evenings, Caregivers SupportG roup meets Wednesday afternoons and the Brownie Troop meets twice a month. Call the church for details at 453-5334.Breakfast buffet is SaturdayAVON PARK The breakfast buffet by the Jolly Gents at Union CongregationalC hurch, 106 N. Butler Ave., will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday. It is held every second Saturday of the month. The buffet features scrambled eggs, panc akes, French toast, biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon and sausage, orange juice and coffee, all you can eat, for $5. The public isi nvited.Guest minister at Nazarene churchA VON PARK Avon Park Church of the Nazarene will have guest minister, Chaplain David L. Cowles, on Sunday. Hew ill provide special music and preach on Easters Restoration based upon John 2 1:1-19. Contact the church at 453-4851.Gulf State Quartet performs SundayLAKE PLACID The Gulf State Quartet will play and sing Sunday at Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. The group, from the Bowling Green and F ort Meade area, feature a hand-clapping, foot-stomping style of southern gospel music that is greatly loved by audiences across the country. This is the final in the 2013 winter concert series hosted by thec hurch. Following the morning service, there will be an old-fashioned dinner on the grounds in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road toM iller, turning north on Wildflower. For further information, contact the church o ffice at 699-0671.Larue Prescott at revivalSEBRING Larue Prescott, well-known songwriter and former Highlands Countyr esident and a graduate of Sebring High School, will be in revival along with Pastor E ugene Haas at 7 p.m. tonight at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way. Snapshots Associated PressJERUSALEM The rabbi of Judaisms holiest prayer site on Wednesdaye ndorsed a proposal to establish a section where men and women can worship together, a groundbreaking motion that could end a decades-old fighta gainst an Orthodox monopoly of the area. The fight over the Western Wall has reached a fever pitch in recent months, after police arrested female wor-s hippers who prayed at the site wearing religious garm ents and leading prayers acts that Orthodox Judaism permits for men only. T he arrests caused an uproar in Israel and among l iberal Jewish leaders in the United States, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to instruct the semi-governmental Jewish Agency to devise a plan that would permit non-Orthodox forms of worship at the holy site. T he Western Walls rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovich, told Army Radio Wednesday that while he dislikes nonOrthodox prayer, he wouldt olerate it in a separate section in order to end intraJewish fighting at the site. I want everyone to pray according to Orthodox Jewish religious law, but Id ont interfere, said Rabinovich, who is O rthodox. If these things can be done at the Western Wall without hurting others,a nd this can bring about compromise and serenity, I dont o bject. The Western Wall is Judaisms most revered prayer site because it is a remnant of the biblical Jewish temple compound. Worship at the site is administered according to Orthodox Jewish religiousc ustom: the mens section and smaller womens section are separated by a divider, and women are not allowed to lead prayer groups or wearp rayer shawls, skullcaps or phylacteries small boxes strapped to the head and arms during prayer. The pluralistic Reform and Conservative movements,w hich allow mixed prayer and female rabbis, have long c ampaigned for recognition in Israel. The two groups however are largely margin-a lized in the Jewish state despite being popular overs eas, especially in the United States. The emerging plan could represent a significant accomplishment by these liberal streams of Judaism. Support grows for liberal area at Israel holy site

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C M Y K Page B10News-SunFriday, April 12, 2013www.newssun.com First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The contemporary worship aerviceS aturday evening is an informal time of worship and sermon time. Sunday morning, Pastor Greg Ratliff as he is bringing a message fromG ods Word. Wednesday evening, along with the prayer time the church will share in ice cream and cookies. Bring y our favorite to share or just c ome and eat what others bring. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. C amphor. Call 453-5334, email firstchristianap@ embarqmail.com or visit www.firstchristianap.com/ .First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING Acontinental breakfast with coffee and juice are served from 9:4510:15 a.m. in fellowship h all. P astor Rons sermon this Sunday morning is titled Jesus Ascends into Heaven taken from Luke 24:50-53. Assisting Pastor during the communion service will be Elders Bob and Betty Harcourt. Deacons for the day are Carol Graves, Catherine Baker, Diane Thibodeau and Roger Sands.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is entitled anity based on Ecclesiastes 1:1-11. The choirs introit will be Oh, the Glory of Your Presence and the anthem Ascribe to the Lord. The adult class has been viewing a video series entitled The Life and Ministry of the Messiah sponsored by Focus on the Family. The lessons are filmed on location and narrated by Ray Vander Lann. Sundays film i s entitled The Lord Reigns: The Red Sea. Matt Sboto t eaches the youth class and t hey are studying the book of Ephesians. On Wednesday morning, P astor Johnson will lead the Bible study on the book What is the Christian W orldview? The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Flinging S eeds II is the title of Sunday mornings sermon, given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Tuesday, youth group (for m iddle school and high s chool students) meets in f ellowship hall for Bible study, activities and dinner. Wednesday is adult Bible study in the adult classroom, the Vision Committee meeting in the pastors study, the W omens Ministries Board m eeting in the conference room and choir rehearsal.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Tuesday home Bible study the series continues Messiah: Shadow To Image. For the kids, Bible Study and crafts. Sunday morning, the pastor starts the new sermon series The Next 50 Days, From Resurrection to Pentecost and Beyond. Contact the pastor at www.gracepointecog@comcast.net/.Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Messages from Resurrected Lord with Scripture from John 20:1931. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will include Victor Andersons trumpet s olo, a childrens song medley, George Kelly singing What a Savior! and R oland Bates singing And the Angel called Him Jesus. Tuesday night adult Bible study is taught by Pastor TedM oore. Come early for s nacks Wednesday night young a dult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal!. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Rev. John Bryant will preach on the subject Bad Night, God Night, Good Night with the Scripture lesson from Psalm 30 at the Sunday services. The Worship Band will provide a prelude of music. L ake Placid Health Care Worship Service will be led by Rev. Dale Schanely. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. behind the Tower. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, New Power to Proclaim, is taken from Acts 2. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. The Wednesday evening service will be a time of praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday morning, the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jrs message will be Service of Psalms. Cub/Boy Scouts meet Monday. Mens Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday. Sunshine Circle meets Wednesday. Children/youth programs are at Wednesday. Choir is Wednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING This Sunday, Pastor Dave will be p reaching on In Gods Time. Sunday school will meet i n the Fidelis Room. Call 385-1597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. H oly Communion will be celebrated Sunday. Rev. Clyde WeaversSunday morning sermon will be The Resurrected Body Continued from B8 RELIGION 1. Youwanttosavemoney.Hundredsofdollarsincouponsavingseveryweek.2 Youneedanewjob.Ourclassifiedshavethelatestjoblistings.3. Youveoutgrownyourapartment.Ourclassifiedslistthehottesthomes&apartments.4. Yourcariskaput.Usedcarsforeverybudgetinourclassifieds.5. Youecravingsomethingnew.Weshowcaserestaurants,events,movies&more (Eventhoughthereare100ofreasons,wllgiveyou10togetyourattention)6. Youwanttoknowthescore.CheckoutourSportssectiontostayuptodate.7. Youwantyourvoiceheard.Sendusalettertotheeditor,youwillbeheard.8. Youwanttostayuptospeed.Ifithappening,werecoveringit.9. Youneedtheforecast.CheckoutourWeatherPageforup-to-dateweather.10. Youneedaprofessional.OurProfessionalServiceDirectoryhasyoucovered. Call:863-385-6155 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Crossroads Fellowship would like to invite the public to a life-c hanging experience at 6 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday for a regional equipping conference. All pastors and leaders will have a special time at 10 a.m.T hursday. Guest speakers will be the t rio of Dutch Sheets, Ken Malone and Rick Pino. Sheets is an internationally k nown conference speaker and author. H e has written many books, including bestsellers Intercessory Prayer and How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones. Sheets and his wife, Ceci, their two daughters and three dogs make their home in Dallas. S heets is also the administrator of Youth for the Nations. After being a pastor for 24 years, Malone has recently stepped down from a pastoralp osition. Malone is an ordained m inister and serves as the founder of Forerunner School and Ministry, Inc. and serveso n the board of Dutch Sheets Ministries. He also serves as o ne of the leaders of Network Ekklesia International, an Apostolic Network founded by Dutch Sheets. Malone and his wife C heryl travel across Florida and the nation equipping, empowering and sending out believers into the harvest. Traveling extensively throughout Florida and then ation, spiritual breakthrough in the heavens over c hurches, cities and regions is producing a great momentum toward an unprecedentedB ook of Acts revival. Pino is the founder of Fire R ain Ministries, a revival ministry focused on sharing the reality of Jesuslove to the nations through music, prophecy, and acts of love. Preparing a people for the Lord is Fire Rain Ministrys motto. Pino is an international speaker, singer, songwriter and evangelist. Three to speak at Crossroads Ken Malone Dutch Sheets Rick Pino There once was a young man who put himself through veterinary school working nights as a taxider-m ist. Upon graduation, he decided he would combine his two vocations to better serve the needs of his patients and their owners,w hile doubling his practice and his income. So he opened his own office with a shingle on the door reading Dr. Jones, Veterinary Medicine andT axidermy Either Way, You Get Your Dog Back! I do not have a dog, but if I did, I do not believe that I would take him to am an who would stuff him just in case he could not s ave him. It would be like going to a doctor who doubled as a mortician. Something about that just does not sound right. Ib elieve that most people prefer either one or the o ther (but not both God is no different. He prefers that we pursuee ither eternal life or eternal death. What? Did I just say t hat God prefers that we pursue eternal death? YES!! God wants us to make ac hoice about the way we live our lives. Above all, God desires that we choose t he path that leads to eternal life. However, if we are u nwilling to choose that path, then He would rather we choose the path that leads to eternal death, because in Gods eyes,t here is a third option that is even worse. Even worse than those who would choose spiritual death over spiritual life are those who would try to choose both. We call it riding the fence, and God hates that worst of all. In R evelation 3:15-16, God said to some people who were spiritual fence-riders, I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor h ot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. P rofessionally, some people may be successful as a v eterinarian and a taxidermist or as a doctor and a mortician, but spiritually,w e cannot have it both ways. We must either obey o r disobey Gods will. To attempt to do both at the same time would be as suc-c essful as walking down the middle of a busy highway. Eventually...SPLAT! Kevins Komments by Kevin P atterson is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ at 3800 Sebring Parkway;. Visit them onlinew ww.sebringcoc.com, or email sebringparkway@sebringcoc.co m /. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. You cannot have it both ways Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Regional equipping conference p lanned for Wednesday Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. The outgoing dean of Vanderbilt University's Divinity School says how history views American religious life over the past decade may not be what we expect today. In a Tuesday community lecture, James HudnutBeumler, who is a professor of American religious history, said that several years ago the big news was the rise of the evangelicals, as conservative religious leaders seemed to exercise increasing power and influence. But more recently, evangelical influence has been declining while religious observers now concern themselves with the rise of the socalled nones, or those who answer none when asked about their religious affiliation in polls. e know what evangelicals will do in the future, but we don't know what the nones will do, he said. Hudnut-Beumler said churches have adapted to cultural changes in the past and will continue to do so. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 12, 2013Page B11 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 B y DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterJ ackie Robinson was the ideal class act to break the barrier and become the firstb lack player in Major League Baseball. W riter-director Brian Helgelands Robinson biopic is a class act itself, though not always an engaging act. Its such a familiars tory that any faithful film biography almost inevitably w ill turn out predictable, even a bit routine. With an earnest performa nce by Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and an enjoya bly self-effacing turn by Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch R ickey, hits every button you expect very ably. It riles with its re-creations of the heartless, ignorant racism to which Robinsonw as subjected. It uplifts with its depictions of Robinsons restraint and fortitude. It inspires with its glimpses of support and compassionf rom teammates and fans. Yet like a sleepy, lows coring ballgame, is not the jolt of energy and enter-t ainment we wish it could be. Unlike No. 42 Robinsons daring on the base paths, plays out safely andm ethodically, centering on the two most critical years in his rise to the majors and letting that time unfold with slow, sturdy momentum. T he film starts in 1945 with Bosemans Robinson a mong many great talents stuck in the Negro Leagues because of the whites-only code that rules the majors. Rickey, played with crusty,j owly curmudgeonhood by Ford, is scanning the black r osters, determined to find the right mix of skill andt emperament to make a mark in the big leagues and withstand the certain firestorm of bigotry with grace and self-control. R obinson is Rickeys clear choice. I want a player whos got the guts NOTto fight back, Rickey tells Robinson. Your enemy willb e out in force, and you cannot meet him on his own low g round. By spring 1946, Robinson had secured a spot on the Dodgersminor-league team in Montreal. As eventful ast hat season is with white fans booing Robinson, oppon ents taunting him and Deep South police insisting hec ant play on the same field as whites its only a warm-up for what comes in 1947 after Robinson dons a Dodgers uniform and stepso ut of the tunnel at Ebbets Field. Some of his own teammates already have balked at playing with Robinson, ar ebellion quickly quelled by Dodgers manager Leo D urocher (Christopher Meloni, in a small but delightful performance). There are death threats, savage verbal abuse, pitchersd eliberately aiming to bean Robinson, hotels that turn a way the entire team because of his presence. Alan Tudykt akes on an ugly role and delivers perfectly as Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman, who mercilessly hurls racial slurs atR obinson each time he comes to bat. Its that sort of hatefulness that stirs and shames others into acts of decency. AsD odgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese, Lucas Black gets to re-enact a classic baseball m oment, when he responds to a jeering Cincinnati crowd by throwing an arm around Robinsons shoulders and standing shoulder to shoul-d er with his teammate for the world to see. The filmmakers show nice restraint in the baseball action, focusing onR obinsons sneaky, speedy base-running rather than layi ng on montages of towering home runs. Boseman resem-b les Robinson physically, and he clearly put in his time at training camp to imitate Robinsons unique batting and base-stealing styles. F ord and Boseman bond to present a big-hearted friendship between Rickey and Robinson. With a slouchy mix of dapper butr umpled elegance, Ford is a pleasure to watch and espec ially to listen to as he rumbles with phlegmy, folksy c onviction to defend Robinsons right to play. The one thing you genera lly can say about Harrison Ford movies is that youre a lways aware youre watching Harrison Ford. With some facial prosthetics, geeky glasses, the brims of his Fedora hats floppingo ver his eyes and characteractor wiles we rarely see f rom him, Ford manages to disappear into this role. Helgelands dialogue b ecomes preachy at times, and away from the ball field o r front office, often languishes in soapiness. As Robinsons wife, Rachel, N icole Beharie is sweet and saintly but not very interesting. The story of black baseball writer Wendell Smith (Andre HollandR obinsons, but the film burns up a lot of time trying to establish camaraderie between the two that never quite gels. S till, its the best work Helgeland (Payback, A K nights Tale) has done as a director (hes had better r esults as a screenwriter, winning an Academy Award for L.A. Confidential and earning a nomination for Mystic River). A nd for all the hate and hostility it depicts, is a film about decent-hearted people. Hate can be infectious, but so can decency.I s the decency youll take away from . Lucas Black stars as Pee Wee Reese and Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in from Warner Bros. Pictures. D. Stevens/Warner Bros/MCT Harrison Ford, left, as Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman (right are seen in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures drama . DIVERSIONS is classy but tame Robinson tale Movie Review 42 Rating: PG-13 (thematic elements including language) Running time: 128 minutes R eview: (of 4 DearAbby: Im a 50-yearold man who is serving time for robbery in West Virginia. Every day I wake up acting as if I am in control and dont have a care in the world. The truth is, Im scared, lonely and feel totally helpless. All my life I have lived on the dark side of the street, taking for granted the values in life and the love so many people tried to give me. Two failed marriages and several relationships with good women are over because of my determination to follow an unhealthy dream, not to mention all the friends I have lost as well. Now as I look around me, theres no one there. No one to love and no one to love me. I never knew until now that chasing that dream would cost me everyone I ever loved. I know I have made bad choices in life. I deserve the time for the crime I committed. But am I also sentenced to a world of loneliness? Can I ever be loved again and be happy after all the wrong I have done? Is there someone out there who would be willing to give me a chance? Is it too late to start over? Abby, you have so many answers for so many people, I am just hoping you have an answer for me. Serving Time Dear Serving Time: It is never too late to start over. With penitence comes redemption. If you are willing to journey down a different path, the relationships you form along the way will be rewarding, long-lasting and mutual. DearAbby: My ex-husband, the father of our two children, was retired from the Air Force. He passed away 18 years ago. He had a full military funeral, with draped flag and all. His wife at the time was presented with the flag, which was proper. They had no children. When she passes on, would it be proper for her family to give the flag to his biological children? After all, they were with him as was I throughout his entire 22-year military career. When my daughter mentioned it to his wife, she got angry. C. in Texas DearC.: Your former husbands wife was entitled to whatever property was left after his demise. The flag is hers to bestow or not. I dont know how your daughters request was phrased, but the woman may have been offended by the way the question was asked. I can't think of any other reason she would become angry. DearAbby: I am writing regarding a letter you printed Jan. 26 from Wants to Be Polite. I appreciate the persons sentiments because I, too, want to use good manners and a Youre welcome or Have a nice day is a pleasing reply to hear. What I do not like is a No problem reply to a Thank you. It does not seem like a sincere response to me. In fact, it sounds like I was expected to be a problem and just happened not to be one. Any thoughts on this? Arkansas Lady DearArkansas Lady: You may not like hearing it, but you had better get used to it. While Youre welcome may be more gracious, saying No problem reflects a generational shift in the vernacular. And while it may seem jarring, it is intended to be a polite response, so accept it graciously. 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 Prisoner regretting his past has trouble seeing the future Dear Abby Associated PressMORGANTOWN, W.Va. MTVsaid Wednesday it is canceling its West Virginiabased reality TVshow BUCKWILD a week after the accidental death of 21-yearold star Shain Gandee. Network spokesman Jake Urbanski confirmed the news, saying it was not an easy decision. But given Shains tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him, the network said. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately On Sunday, MTVwill air a special, BUCKWILD: WVto the NYC, which was shot before second-season filming had begun. The network said Shains parents, Dale and Loretta Gandee, support the move. MTV cancels BUCKWILD after stars death

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C M Y K LIVING B12 PA GE News-Sun Friday April 12, 20131We buy reusable shopping b ags and use them for gift w rap. They are comparable in price to a paper gift bag, and they p rovide recipients with something that they can use. Carrie Turney I ndependence, Ky.2We try to buy food grown locally or in the United States. This supports our economy and cuts down on the fossil fuel used to transport food across the world. Julie Fuerstenberg Sammamish, Wash.3I make my own laundry detergent from Ivory soap, washing soda and borax. It takes me less time to make 31/2gallons of detergent than it would take to drive to the store. I also stopped using fabric softener; I use vinegar in the wash, and skip the dryer sheets. Dawn Disney Tucson, Ariz.4For gift-giving, our family has a rule: We purchase items only from garage sales. It keeps down costs for us and helps others find a good home for their used items. Its fun to see who finds the best gift or bargain. Stephanie Thompson Gig Harbor, Wash.5Our two girls bring home tons of paper from school. I save the sheets that have printing only on one side and use them for crafts and for printing emails and recipes. Jeanine Martin Voorhees, N.J.6We purchased a kilowatt tester that shows how much electricity is used by the different plug-in devices around our home. This enabled us to see where we were using the most energy and where we could cut back. Julie Fuerstenberg Sammamish, Washington7This past summer, I purchased cups with lids and a Brita water pitcher. Now, instead of using bottled water from the store, we just refill our cups with the water from our pitcher. Robyn Wilgis Windham, Conn.8I got my son, Raymond, a bento lunch box from Laptop Lunches. It has five containers as well as a water bottle, fork and spoon, so its really helped us cut down on waste. Its made making lunches more fun, as Ive become creative with the foods I put in the containers. We also bought reusable sandwich bags called Happysacks. They come in different sizes and cute patterns and are machine-washable. Heather VanMarten Manahawkin, N.J.9During the summer, when we have the air conditioning on, we minimize the use of our stove and oven. We move our toaster oven and slow cooker to the screened porch and use those instead as much as possible. Less heat in the kitchen means less energy needed to cool the house! Kary Phillips Mount Crawford, Va.10For my childrens no trash lunches, I made reusable cloth napkins. For my 12-year-old daughter, I made napkins from fabric printed with flipflops and soccer and volleyball themes. My 4-year-old son has Toy Story, Batman, Spider-Man, and race carthemed napkins. We all use cloth napkins at home too. Karyl Hoke Redwood City, Calif.1 11My kids and I pick one or twodays each week when we dont drive our car. If we need to do errands, we walk. This reduces our carbon footprint, supports our local businesses and gets us an extra dose of fresh air! Carolyn Thomas Arvada, Colo.12We signed up for the free National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat program ( http://www.nwf.org/Howto-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx ). This helped us change our backyard to make it more welcoming for wildlife. Our yard now has a butterfly garden and an owl house, and we have added native plants that provide food for butterflies and birds. Liza Ayuso Miami Shores, Fla.13We keep empty pitchers in our kitchen and bathroom and collect water from the faucet or shower while we are waiting for it to get hot. We use this water for plants, pets, birdbaths and more. Sandi Hornung Grayslake, Ill.14My girls, Kenzie and Laney, and I are avid crafters. Instead of buying scrapbooking chipboard, we cut cereal boxes into shapes and cover them in patterned paper. Kimmie Young Levittown, Penn.15Our kids are environmentally minded but had a bad habit of using lots of paper towels. No matter how much I nagged, our family went through almost a roll a day. So I gave a roll to each person and told them it was a contest to see who could make their roll last the longest. Claire McLauchlin Rochester, N.Y.16We have a row of rain barrels hooked up to collect rainwater from our roof gutters. We then use it to water our garden and flower beds. Julie Fuerstenberg Sammamish, Wash.17We shop for kidsclothes, toys and books at thrift stores, consignment shops and on Craigslist.org. Were not afraid of hand-me-downs; after a quick clean, they often look as good as new and work just as well! Caroline Hudders Seattle18We installed a laundry line. We live in the Southwest, so we can line-dry our clothes year-round. As a bonus, my older kids (ages 8 and 10 their dad help hang and take down the laundry. Less work for Mom, everyone spends time outside and we save on the electric bill! Lynn Wilson Albuquerque, N.M.19Instead of buying fruits and vegetables that have been shipped across the country, we buy a share in a local CSA(Community Supported Agriculture) farm. Its organic fruit and veggies taste great, so my kids eat more of them, and we love to visit the farm and see where our food comes from. Leslie Harris Glenview, Ill.20We keep a second recycling can upstairs in the bathroom. This makes it convenient for our family to recycle tissue boxes, magazines, toilet paper tubes, packaging and shampoo bottles instead of throwing them into the trash. Julie Fuerstenberg Sammamish, Wash.21I help organize a Put & Take in my church community. People donate household items and clothes that they no longer want, and others take what they need. Instead of used things being thrown away, they go to people who need them. It benefits everyone. Trisha Luong L as Vegas22O ur electric water heater is the biggest energy user in our home, so we put kitchen timers in each bathroom. This way, we can make sure our family of five keeps their showers five to 10 minutes long. We also bought a timer for our water heater and set it to heat water for 4 hours a day, rather than 24. We have yet to run out of hot water, and weve reduced our electric bill by 30 percent. Julie Fuerstenberg Sammamish, Wash.23Last Christmas, my husband and I picked out hooded animal towels for our three children. Alocal seamstress embroidered the kidsnames on the backs. The towels were an instant hit! The kids know to hang up their towels after using them so that they are dry and ready to use for the next bath. This has significantly cut down on the amount of laundry we do. Tracy Knudsen Spicer, Minn.24Styrofoam is not readily recyclable where we live. We crush ours into small pieces and use it as filling in our beanbag chairs! We also use crushed Styrofoam pieces as packing material. Julie Fuerstenberg, Sammamish, Wash.25We live in Florida, and we keep solar flashlights among our hurricane preparedness supplies. We dont ever have to worry about replacing batteries. Liza Ayuso Miami Shores, Fla. BYAL ICIAPO TTERFamilyFun magazineWhat can one family do to protect the envir onment? Plenty. We invited our readers to share t heir top green tips for the home simple a ctions theyve taken to reduce their impact on t he environment that other families could adopt. As youll see, we received great advice from folks all over the country, but we owe special thanks to Julie Fuerstenberg of Sammamish, Wash., who appears s ix times on our list. Her family of five has m ade numerous small changes in their everyday routines to help keep the planet green. A s all of our ecofamilies show, small steps taken together can add up to big benefits for the Earth.Readers share 25 great green tips I L L U S T R A T I O N S B Y B O B D A L Y / F A M I L Y F U N M A G A Z I N E Water collected from faucets or showers while waiting for them to heat up can be used for pets, plants and more.