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C M Y K B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Local singing sens ation and recent Teen Heartland Idol second runner-up Cammie L ester is looking forward to a chance at the big time in the coming weeks when the 13-year-old gets a chance to see if she can get a chair to turn around on The Voice. T he hit NBC show has requested the presence of the young singer for round three of auditions at Smash Studios in New York City on April 26. L ester, who placed third last By SCOTTDRESSEL email@example.comSEBRING He may have been one of the most i nstantly recognizable members of the H ighlands County Sheriffs Office. He was definitely one of the loude st. Wyatt, a black-and-tan b loodhound who was the senior member of the HCSOs K-9 unit, was put to sleep Tuesday after being diagnosed with a very aggressive tumor. He was e scorted to his final resting place at Saunders Veterinary Clinic in Avon Park in fittingf ashion, with a parade of deputies up U.S. 27. Its just now kind of sinking in that hes not here, Deputy Jake Riley, Wyatts partner since August 2010, said Friday. K-9 handlers have a special bond with their dogs, who literally become part of the family and live at the deputys home. They are our partners, Riley said. Sometimes on a m idnight shift when theres nothing going on, youll catch yourself carrying on a conver-s ation with them. Ive lost pets before, but this is a lot diff erent. Wyatt, who was 10, had a NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 45 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 86 69Complete Forecast PAGE A12 An afternoon T-storm or two in the area F orecast This weeks question: Should teachers get the $2,500 pay raise Gov. Rick Scott wants in the state budget? Obituaries Perry Radcliffe Age 85, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page A5 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com 099099401007 BusinessB5 ClassifiedsA9 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Health & Nutrition8B Lottery NumbersA2 Movie TimesB11 OutdoorsB10 Sports On TVB2 IndexAlook at how w ave pools work LIVING, B14 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 5 5 7 7 H H C C S S O O l l o o s s e e s s o o n n e e o o f f i i t t s s t t o o p p c c o o p p s s Bloodhound Wyatt, s enior K-9, laid to rest Tuesday 97 total arrests 127 trails 55 felony arrests 14 missing persons found Wyatts recordC ourtesy photo News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS E ddie Mae Henderson meets Karen and Dave Dunlap of Alabama on Tuesday morning while they take a walking t our to see the murals in downtown Lake Placid. Henderson is depicted in the mural cooking Christmas dinner f or those less fortunate. She has done for almost 30 years. The Eddie Mae Henderson-Sharing & Caring mural is located on the wall of Wauchula State Bank along Main Avenue in Lake Placid. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Eddie Mae Henderson sat with friends enjoying the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerces 2013 Annual Awards Banquet at least until the awards part of the evening arrived. She was minding her own business, Henderson said, when she heard herself named the first recipient of the Most Interesting Person in Lake Placid Award. Oh, they really surprised me on that, Henderson said much later. I was really embarrassed. People are so good to me, I dont know how to act. All of my life I had no recognition. I thought my life was a failure. Now Im 74 and its coming in. Henderson was born and raised in the small farm town of Greenwood, up near Marianna. At 6 years old she began going to school and working spending a half Henderson named LPs Most Interesting Person A rich life spent paying it forward All of my life I had no recognition. I thought my life was a failure. Now Im 74 and its coming in. EDDIEMAE HENDERSON See HENDERSON, A3 S ee WYATT,A8Playoff boundLady Panthers secure spot in state tournament SPORTS, B1 Lester hoping to be The Voice Sebring teenager invited to audition in New York City By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It will be the first round of biennial budget discussions when Highlands County commissioners meet on Tuesday. County Administrator June Fisher reportedly has cobbled together a list of potential items for commissioners to mull over, including cost-ofliving increases for county workers, the costs of legal services and business demands on the budget as well as legislative management software. Fisher has asked commissioners to tell her whether or not those items would be included in the new plan. Commissioners agreed to move toward biennial budgeting this past January. The idea is to plan fiscal projections for two consecutive fiscal years. County commission to start work on two-year budget Cammie Lester sings at Heartland Idol. See COUNTY, A3 Sebrings Cale Delaney, 6, is all smiles after completing Saturdays duathlon at Lake June Park in Lake Placid to kick off the Rock n Heartland Youth Triathlon series. More photos, A6-7 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS See LESTER, A5 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 I nside Yes 55% No 45% Total votes: 218 Hard landingP lane forced to set down o n S.R. 64 in Hardee Co. A 2Going greenG reen Thumb Festival d raws crowd to Sebring A 3
C M Y K By CAROLKLINE N ews-Sun correspondentS EBRING If it were written, the novel would r ead as a Nicholas Sparks love story; the romance has lasted 78 years. Now at 102,R ichard Knapp reflects on life with his lovely wife F rances and smiles. He was born in Michigan on Feb. 21, 1911, but grew u p in Centerville, Ind. after his parents moved there. His father was a jeweler and owned property; a very nice man, according to Richard. My father would tell me, If you want something, just make it! Knapp explained. He would give me the materials and the tools, andt hen he would help me. He was a very intelligent man, K napp said. Of his mother, Knapp smiled with obviousa ffection and said simply, She was the prettiest thing alive. Their close family relationship obviously taughtR ichard Knapp the joy of sharing life with someone for whom he cared very much. He was just 16 years old when he met Frances,a nd it was love at first sight. I went to her 13th birthday party, he explained with a chuckle. You wouldnt know this, but girls back then would wear their sox rolled down, and she had the cutest knees I ever saw After high school, Knapp started working at a bank for $1 a day in Centerville. At ages 24 and 21, they were married June 10, 1935 and soon moved to Florida to start their long life together. Richard had been hired with Pan American Airways making $50a week. On that, however, Knapp explained they couldnt afford children at first and, later on, they just didnt have time. I retired after 31 years at Pan Am, Knapp said, and we did lots of traveling and camping. We set our feet in 37 different countries! His desire to create things started at an early age and continued long into adulthood. Poetry to Frances became an element of their relationship that no doubt helped bond them together. She would get a new poem for every birthday and each anniversary, Knapp said. I have a copy of everyo ne I wrote to her His creativity spilled over into making delicate crosses dipped in gold, beautiful lilies spray painted to look t extured, ornately designed dollhouse furniture: a myriad of specialty items all from aluminum cans he collected. With hand held tin cutters, he would painstakingly snip and cut, then shape and mold the tiny objects. Frances adored each piece. When she became a little forgetful, the Knapps moved to The Palms of Sebring in 1998, after having visited friends who lived there. Richard cared for her every need, still treasuring their life together. He continued making the tiny decorative objects to stay busy after Frances passed away in 2006, but soon ran out of ideas. He became interested in the new table top shuffle board and has now found a brand new hobby: having fun and winning. Ive lived a long and very happy life, Knapp said as he reminisced, then chuckled. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Past the century mark and still creating Courtesy photo A t 102, Richard Knapp is still very creative and busy. C ourtesy photo Richard Knapp, who just celebrated his 102nd birthday, still creates some beautiful pieces o f art from nothing more than soda pop cans. RICHARD KNAPP I know I wont live forever, but Ive had a good time while Im here and I still am. CO MMUNITYBRIEFS CorrectionGuest speakers Dutch Sheets, Ken Malone and Rick Pino will speak at a regional equipping conference at Crossroads Fellowship Church (605 State Road 66, Sebring) on June 12-13. Astory in Fridays News-Sun had the incorrect dates. The News-Sun regrets the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. FOX 13 show to air live from d owntown SebringSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency( CRA) is excited to announce that FOX 13 WTVT-TVfrom Tampa will be airing live from downtown Sebring onF riday, May 17 from 610 a.m. The show will be called Hometown Sebring and focus ont he unique, fun and exciting aspects of life in the town of Sebring. Them ajority of the show will be live with a few prerecorded segments show-c asing the Sebring International Raceway a nd Highlands County agriculture, as well as the areas natural beauty. T he May 17 show will be based in Circle Park w ith other Downtown Sebring merchants and points of interests featured during the fourhour broadcast.I nterview segments with various attractions, busin esses, and community leaders will be finalized and scheduled in the nextf ew weeks. More details will be a vailable from the Sebring CRAas the event draws closer. For anyone w anting updates, please Like Downtown Sebring on the CRAs Facebook Fan Page at www.Facebook.com/Down townSebringFLor sign up to receive the monthly e-newsletter at www.DowntownSebring. org/. F OX 13 encourages everyone to attend the l ive event and bring kids, dogs, parents, grandpar-e nts and anyone who wants to cheer on Downtown Sebring and possibly be on live television. For more infor-m ation about FOX 13, visit their website www.MyFoxTampaBay.c om/.Tea Party holding flag wavingSEBRING The Highlands County Tea Party will host a flag waving demonstration from 3-5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of U.S. 27 and New Life Way in Sebring. Anyone is invited to bring flags and signs and join.SALT Council meets TuesdayAVON PARK The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Council will hold its next monthly educational forum Tuesday at Union Congregational Church, Solid Grounds Center, 106 N. Butler Ave. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature Cheral Phillips, Pastoral Care minister, speaking on Senior Snares. Continued on A5 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE By BARRYFOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentHARDEE COUNTY There were some tensem oments late Friday morning when an experimental aircraft lost power and had to try to set down at the nearest flat surface, whichh appened to be State Road 64. Pilot Mark Elliott of Fort Lauderdale reportedly made what was termed a hard landing on the highway neart he Parnell Road intersection, avoiding vehicular t raffic and ending up in a ditch. Hardee County Sheriffs Office Major Randy Day said he was told the Velocity Experimental aircrafts engine quit, causingt he rear propeller-driven plane to come out of the sky. Neither the pilot, nor his brother Erwin Elliott, also of Fort Lauderdale, suffered any serious injuries. O fficials of the Feder a l Aviation Administration have been called in to investigate the incident. T he pair reportedly were o n their way to the annual S un 'N Fun Fly-in in Polk County. Plane lands on S.R. 64 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s email@example.comSEBRING Relay for Life season is in full swinga nd Sebring Relay teams are up next this year. H undreds of participants will take on the day Saturday and brave the n ight into Sunday morning for the fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. The countys first Relay o f the year was held last weekend in Lake Placid. Twenty-seven teams and more than 230 participants are currently registered for the walk at Firemens Field, w hich has raised more than $27,000 so far. This years event will include a guesta ppearance from a very special ACS/Relay advoc ate. Dale Ahlbrandt, a musician and an only child, l earned of his mothers breast cancer when he was 18. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancera nd over a three-year span I watched her go through more than I could ever bear. Sebring Relay to feature musician Dale Ahlbrandt See RELAY,A8
C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Twangy, traditional bluegrass music sett he tone for the second annual Green Thumb Festival in Circle Park Friday. The Flat Land Bluegrass Band mixed guitar with fin-g er-picking banjo, mandolin, fiddle and double bass, blending with authentic voices to create, pure, foot tapping music. The music was worth comi ng for all by itself. e came from Bartow for t he band. We see them every Thursday night, said John Hebb, who was sitting on ab ench with his wife Melanie, both enjoying ice cream c ones. What made the event different and especially fun, however, were the vendors who came selling unusualp roducts from Mother Earth like vegetables, or topiary i n wildlife forms, organic honey and works of art chainsaw-carved from trees. H enscratch Farms had a wine tasting, Lindas Books h anded out free orange juice and Scott Rigby brought unusual carrots delightfully twisted, they came in a v ariety of colors, including, purple, yellow and white. Essential Depot displayedg reener life essentials for home-made soaps, M cCracken Farms sold vegetables and Robins Nursery sold plants. Frankie Flowers gave the c hain-saw-carving demonstrations while artist James W ard set up a canvas in front of Lucid Heart Gallery, challenging passers-by to help create a painting by taking a p aint brush and adding a stroke or two (or three It will all come together Ward told every passing artist. day in the classroom and a half day in the fields. Over a 40-year farm workers career, she has picked cotton, broke corn, chopped peanuts, weeded, stacked sod and followed the apple and orange harvests. Nothing was easy. The work was physically exhausting. It strained the back, coarsened hands and irritated the skin. The pay averaged $30 to $40 a week. Families lived on credit extended by local grocers. Asked how she managed such a hard life, Henderson said, You do it so long, it comes naturally and you just get up and do it. She moved to Lake Placid to be with her mother in 1955, the mother of five herself. It was in Lake Placid she met her second husband, Albert Henderson. He became a father to her children, and agreed to help raise countless foster children and adopt one girl. He was sent by God, Henderson tells a visitor, leaning over and stroking her husbands arm. In Lake Placid she began taking care of white familieschildren. I raised them all, she said laughing. The Griffins, the Duncans, Mat Delaney Did that mean she moved o ut of the fields to work inside homes, she was asked. I didnt get out of the fields, she said with a polite snort. I got out of the houset o go into the fields. I had to earn a living. In other words, her days were still divided in half. In those days, she said, all the farm workers were black and life was segregated. In a lot of places you couldnt even get a Coca-Cola, Henderson said. People didt understand each other. That was the main problem. Slowly, over years, integration began. It didnt happen overnight, she said. It took patience, hard work and persistence. When Albert Henderson suffered a stroke, and then a series of others, Mrs. Henderson retired to take care of him. It turned out she has special qualities of caring, an empathy born from her own hardships. It is harsh, sir, she said. It sure does get rough. You ought to see me pick up pennies. Anybody needs help, Im there with them. Henderson laughs and rocksb ack in her seat. Ive never met a stranger. Ever. Uh-uh, she said. Her home in Highway Park is on a quiet side street. The front door is open. The sun shines in, and a musical wind chime sounds just outside. Just when it seems like an oasis of peace, however, someone comes to the door, or the telephone rings. Henderson is busy all day. Aminister, I cant leave God out of it, she said, quoting John 15:12. Love ye each other as I have loved you. It was Hendersons love that created her annual Christmas dinner more than 30 years ago. She said the first meal had a $100 budget. Last Christmas, she and her volunteers all colors working together served between 700 and 800 dinners. H er advice to the next generation is the voice of experience. All you hear from the young people is freedom, freedom, freedom.B ut nobody gives anything away for free. Even God paid a price when his son Jesus paid a price for us. Nothing is free. If you make a bad beginning, make your way through it. Work hard, stay humble and focused. Dont give up if you fail. Try again. Dont give in. Weve got so much in this world to be grateful for Henderson spreads her gospel of love every Sunday from 7:30-8 a.m. on WWTK radio. When you hear Sharing and Caring, thats me, she said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 14, 2013Page A3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp rhr top of stack; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 9 9 CITY OF SEBRING; 5.542"; 5"; Black; annexation; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 0 0 4 4 1 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 4/14/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 6 6 6 6 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentA VON PARK Although he played to a much older audience than he generally is used to, Stephen Crowder rocked the house atS outh Florida State College Tuesday. The youngest contributor to Fox News began with a stand-up comedy routine talking about everythingf rom his family and his roots in Canada to the rigors of p olitical life in the United States. Crowder d rew several boos and a udience rumblings by invoking the names of such peoplea s Harry Reid, Nancy P elosi, as well as liberal medias tars like Joy Behar and B ill Maher. But the meat ofC rowders presentation came in the q uestion-andanswer session, w here he mixed laughs with observations and advice. This country did not e lect Barack Obama, a senator who voted presentfor most of his political career said Crowder. They elected Barack Obama, the star created by the media. He compared the battle b etween conservative and liberal philosophies to a p rize fight. Every time there is a movie, a popular song or a TVshow its like a jab by the liberals and they justk eep punching, round after round, he said. Conservatives keep looking for that one candidate like a haymaker that willd eliver a knockout punch. Instead of turning off the TV, stopping going tom ovies and generally surrendering the media ground to left-leaning groups and individuals, Crowder urged the audience to becomee ngaged, starting with the electronic media. He suggested first off that they get Facebook and Twitter accounts. lot of you already are s ending emails and are involved in Facebook to k eep up with your grandchildren, he noted. Now you n eed to use that social m edia to respond to newspapers, radio and television articlesb ecause they pay attention t o that. Crowder discounteda lternative media created i n response to media outlets such asF acebook, Twitter and YouTube. He t old the audience that cons ervatives need to move in to places like YouTube and not look to the Christian-oriented GodTube to make theirm essage known. If you want to take something viral, GodTube will be seen by tens of thousands of people while YouTube will go to millions, he said. C rowders appearance was sponsored by the C ollege Republicans of South Florida State College. President Josh Fuentes promised that his group would be having more spe-c ial events around the county. The CRSFSC meets each Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 on the Highlands CountyC ampus in Building B. Crowder draws laughs, boos at SFSC S TEPHEN CROWDER Conservatives keep looking for that one candidate like a haymaker that will deliver a knockout punch. EDDIEMAEROBINSON Anybody needs help, Im there with them. Ive never met a stranger. Ever. Uh-uh. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Mary Sessions plays bass for Flat Land, a toe-tapping Bluegrass band. Levi Wilson plays banjo; Lee Ferrell the f iddle; Richard Wilson, Levis uncle, is lead singer and p lays guitar; Krishna Ashwill plays the mandolin and sings. T hey sang during the Green Thumb Festival. Continued from A1 Henderson recalls interesting life N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY L ocal artist James Ward set up a canvas during the G reen Thumb event in Sebring Friday. Passers-byw ere encouraged to add t heir own stroke of color Just like single-year budgeting, alloc ations and other adjustments may be made as the process goes along throughout the year. The hope is that by planning for two fiscal years, there will be less of a work-l oad by employees planning for their budget each spring and county officials w ill get a more long-term view of the financial picture. I n other action, the commission will l ook at new landscaping requirements to be imposed by the county. The regula-t ions will revolve around recommendations made by the countys NaturalR esources Advisory Committee, area nurserymen and the Highlands CountyH omeowners Association. County officials say the mandates w ould be used to reduce incompatibility of adjacent land uses, enhance energye fficiency, reduce storm water runoff and provide essential habitat for various s pecies. They also will consider a proposal by Harrells Horticultural P roducts to reclaim the old Ram Peat mining operation off Dressel Road. Reportedly, the firm wants to add another 43 acres to the project with thei dea of being able to obtain between 1.5 and 4 million yards of peat from the 116a cres of mining property there. The firm has put up more than $ 87,000 in surety money as part of that plan. C ontinued from A1 Green Thumb Festival leaves an earthy fingerprint County to start talks on two-year budget Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155
C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. email@example.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org V ICKIE WATSONExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org A DVERTISING Page A4News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com While first responder budgets have been untouchable in the past, in a world of lowered revenues that is no longer the case. Communities which have funded prof essional, or partly professional, departments for years are looking to cut costs o r do away with stations altogether. Take Sun N Lakes current discussion regarding its fire department. Althoughp artly staffed by professionals, they work part-time as a second job so the s tation is only open eight hours during the day. The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department handles nighttime calls. The Board of Supervisors have three options from which to choose: Keepingt he status quo, creating a full-time professional department or doing away with i t altogether and expanding West Sebring for permanent coverage. We think the board of supervisors was wise to delay its decision April 5. It is not an easy one to make. Certain questions need to be asked and answered, consideration of longterm costs must be done and there needst o be a careful review of all the pros and cons. F or example, will homeowner insurance rise with an all volunteer service? Will response times increase? Does WestS ebring have the manpower to take on such an expanded area of responsibility? C an it maintain an all-volunteer force under these circumstances? While tax payers struggle in difficult economic times, some expenses are simply good sense. Investing in fire protec-t ion is as sensible as it gets. Put it another way, paying an annual a ssessment of $100 to $200 is cheap compared to losing a home or business in a fire, or a loved one to a heart attack. It is true firefighters are expensive, a nd there is a need for pension reform, but unlike the reader who wrote to us saying all firefighters and first responders should be volunteers, we understand the need for professionals. F or a start, how long can we expect men and women to routinely risk their lives, or make themselves available on any day, at any hour, for nothing more than a pat on the back? How can volunteers earn themselves a living when theym ust be available at a moments notice and calls become more frequent? W e recommend the longer view. Taking a fire station apart and relying on volunteers may save money in the shortr un, but in the long run, as growth returns, recreating infrastructure to meet d emand will cost a great deal more. This is one reason we support the idea of partnering with the county to build a new Sun N Lake public safety building. It will only be a benefit down the line.O f course, county and Sun N Lake officials will have to be mature and work t ogether to benefit the entire community something we wistfully agree is not a sure thing. Where theres smoke, hope theres a fire department Fire protection is currently a hot topic in Highlands C ounty. The costs of maintaining a professional 24/7 department with up-to-date equipment grows more expensive every year. Lets admit it weve all had clueless moments. Moments when something overtook our common sense and we did or said something that defied logic. The big difference between us and the people Im going to talk about is t hat our missteps usually dont wind up broadcasted all over the Internet. Take comfort in this as wee xamine some cases of cluelessness Ive come across. O ur first occurrence involves the Tampa Bay R ays and their mascot, R aymond. According to a story on sports.yahoo.com, during a recent gameR aymond was handed a sign to hold up to the audience. The sign was allegedly handed to him by a fan. The sign was a Raystodo list. It had two items oni t. The second one was the World Series. The first one, which was crossed out as if accomplished, said Steve Irwin and showed a pic-t ure of the crocodile hunter. For those of you who have forgotten, Steve Irwinw as killed by a stingray back in 2006. I should quickly add that no ray associated with the team has ever been implicated. The next day the team issued a statement apologizing for what they called a lapse in judgment. The article hastens to say that the mascot shouldnt be held to blame, since the person inside the Raymond costume (yes, the mascot is a person in a costume ... hope that didnt blow your mind) might have had difficulty seeing what the sign said. But the fan who penned the sign was a good example of someone clueless. He or she obviously thought this would be good for a laugh. I doubt that Irwins family would be laughing at this. My next example of someone having a clueless moment concerns MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry. According to www.foxnews.com, Ms. Harris-Perry recorded a commercial in which she appears to say that children do not belong to their parents, but rather to the community at large. In the commercial, which promotes the networks Lean Forward campaign, she is quoted as saying, We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because weve alway s h ad kind of a private notion of children. Your k id is yours and totally your responsibility. We havent had a very collec-t ive notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our k ind of private idea that kids belong to their pare nts, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Reaction to this statem ent was swift. Many people decried it, while others hailed it as a step in the right direction. The clip is available on YouTube, where it has generated a mixed response. I d love to give Ms. Harris-Perry the benefit of t he doubt here, that she didnt really mean that kids didnt belong to their parents, but to others. But the wording makes it kind ofh ard. As I type this column theres no report of her clarifying her statement, so it may be just a clueless moment. O ur last example deals with a camel that the nation of Mali gave to French President Francois Hollande back in February. According to an article found on http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/, Hollande was presented with the camel after sending troops to the former colony to repel al Qaedalinked fighters. The French president chose to leave the camel with a family in Mali when he returned to France. Apparently, this was not a good idea. According to a Malian official, the family subsequently ate the camel in question. The official, who chose not to be named, quickly assured that a bigger and better looking camel would be dispatched to France, where hopefully it will live a long and happy life. Moral of the tale? Do not eat someone elses present. Id go on, but Im out of space. And going longer than I have room for? That would be clueless. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. A look at the clueless Lauras Look Laura Ware Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Buns and the 2nd amendmentEditor: I t is time to take a look back at some of the 2nd amendment history before the debate descends into a battle of totally emotionale xchanges, without any rational look at history or practicality. For most of our history, there has beendisagree-m ent as to the intentof the 2nd amendment to the cons titution; was it the intent of the drafters that the first twoc lauses, to wit: a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,.... was merely an introductory recital to thes ubject matter of arms, or were these clauses part of the substantive content of the amendment ? In Cruikshank (1875M iller (1939 Court ruled that the amendment did not create an individual right to bear arms and had a reasonable relationship tothe preservation of a well-regulated militia. Not until Heller (2008 court rule it codified a preexisting right of an individual to keep arms for lawful purposes, but that the right was not unlimited, not a right to keep and carry any weapon in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. When the British marched to Lexington and Concord, to seize the arms stored by the local militias, no search of house to house to discover individual arms was undertaken nor contemplated by the British. Yet the current nd amendment advocates now contend such was the case. Now the dispute is drawn between those who contend that the 2nd amendment denies government any right to regulate the keeping and bearing of firearms and those who contend that magazine size limits, background checks and limits on socalled assault weapons were reasonable limitations on ones rights respecting firearm ownership. The Senate, rather than open the floor to a full and fair debate on these positions, now threatens filibuster to prevent any debate on bills touching on these i ssues. Whatever happened to Profiles in Courage and legislative duty? The Senators were sent to Washington to represent thew ill of the people, not refuse to consider and act on issues which may be detrimental to their personal political fortunes. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidBranding Sebring as art and cultural center Editor: According to Florida Tax Watch, art and culture are significant in the spending of a whopping 74.9 percent of Florida visitors. When Sebring, Florida is mentioned to potential tourists what might come to mind? Orange groves? Cattle? Car racing? Gulf courses? Lakes? Hammock State Park? Aquant downtown area? Lake Placid can teach how tourism increased dramatically after money earmarked for art was judiciously spent to associate the community as one that supports art and culture. In Florida, tourists spend money that can significantly aid community commerce, but communities must be the ones that best cultivate tourist trade. Communities associated with supporting the arts are simply aesthetically pleasing to be in. Well developed art and culture sets up a vibrant base for escalating visitation and regular injection of money into economy. Locals benefit b y living in a beautiful flourishing community with a healthy commerce and jobs. Refinements in our S ebring Tourist Development Council could move us further in garnering tourist dollars. The guidelines on how to spend money earmarked for the arts are most successful when done by people actually involved in the arts. Polk County is a great example of this, having experienced results from both ways of operating. Here is a metaphor: Adentist, no matter how knowledgeable and skilled, may not be the best person to layout and pour a cement foundation. This is common sense. When actual people in the arts are allowed to set up the guidelines for how art-earmarked money is spent, the whole community benefits. Sebring Tourist Development Council can move further in this direction. Roberta Peck Sebring BouquetBusinesses, individuals help with Transportation DayEditor: Recently the Kindergarten Learning Center held our annual Transportation Day. The students and staff were amazed by the wonderful display of vehicles as well as the many volunteers, businesses, and organizations who participated by displaying and explaining their v ehicles. The volunteers were placed throughout our parking lot and bus loop to display their vehicles. The following individuals s pent a Friday morning presenting to our students: Alan-Jay Automotives James Mann; Al Middleton with the Florida Highway Patrol; city of Sebring K-9 Patrolman John Garrison; city of Sebring Fire Department members Mr. Bush and Kyle Yancey; Highlands County Emergency Medical ServicesChristie, Karin, and Lance; Sebring International Raceways Lisa Cellantano; Jim Parker with You Scream Ice Cream; and Progress Energys Jim Bennett and Sean McManus. Several parents, grandparents, and volunteers also participated including Douglas Bailey, Audrey and Michael Bright, Ronnie Brock, Joann Eveleth, Dale Flippin, John Gottus, Eric Keiber, Richard Klocko, Robert OConnor, Dale Reed, Terry Taylor, Will Tyson, and Buddy and Kathy Whitlock. We would also like to thank KLC parent Stacy Hill for contacting many of the individuals and businesses who attended. On behalf of the staff and students of the Kindergarten Learning Center, a generous thanks to everyone who was involved. Without your time and effort Transportation Day would not have been a success. Andrew Lethbridge Principal KLC
C M Y K m onth at Heartland Idol, is preparing for the private audition with music indus-t ry big wigs, which could eventually lead her to the f ifth round of auditions in front of a huge audience and world-famous music ians who serve as the judges. Lesters mother, Mandy Elliott, described the process that brought Lestert o this unbelievable crossroad. I saw a posting on the website (The Voice), said Mandy Elliott, Lestersm other. It was asking for kid singers between the a ges of 7 and 14. They wanted contestants to sendi n a professional headshot and video so we did that. I got a phone call about three weeks ago and they liked her. They asked me to justs kip the music video and just send in a home video. I just recorded her in her bedroom singing and sent it in. About 30 minutes later, they called back and said she could skip round two and invited her to the private audition, Elliott said. An excited Lester let out a scream following the phone call, she recalled. I was so excited. I was really happy, Lester said. Im usually not really nervous when I perform butI am becoming nervous and anxious about this. Lester has only been singing a couple of years, though her huge, mesmerizing voice sounds as if it has been in use for many years. I started singing when I was like 11. I just love it though. Its how I tell a story, when I sing, Lester said. Lester participates in the chorus group at Sebring Middle School, which has given her not only a continuous outlet to practice her voice but has also another source of inspiration. Mrs. (KaraWilliams is great. She has played a huge role in Cammies singing, Elliott stated. L ester agreed. Chorus is really fun and s he is a really good teacher. I love singing and I love thatclass, Lester said. L ester has watched The Voice regularly and knows w hat judges Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher and Blake Shelton are wanting to hear. S he hopes that she has just what it takes to blow away the private audition judges and make her way to the stage and blind auditions inL os Angeles, where judges sit with their back turned to the performers until they hita button to turn their chair around, meaning they wantt hem on their team. According to normal b lind auditions rules, if more than one judge choos-e s Lester she then is able to choose which judge she wants to work with. Blake is my favorite judge because I love coun-t ry music. Its my favorite genre and its my favorite music to sing, Lester said. During the private auditions, Lester will performt hree pre-selected songs for a panel of judges: Bruno MarsMarry You, Miranda Lamberts More Like Her and Carrie Underwoods Blown Away These three songs could be Lesters ticket to Los Angeles where she will then sing live in front of the celebrity judges and TV cameras. e want find out about the private audition until mid-May, so we have a bit of a long waiting game, said Elliott. Elliott and her husband, Norman, have remained fully supportive of Lesters plans to pursue her dreams of a singing career. The Elliotts, along with Lesters grandfather, have made plans to fund the trip and travel to NYC along with the singer to show support during the private audition. I just love singing. Its what I like to do the most, Lester said. To have a career out of it would be amazing, she said. Well see how it goes. Phillips has a great deal of experience with seniors anda ssessing and meeting a variety of their needs. She has encountered identity theft, credit card fraud, harassment and a variety ofa buse issues during her interactions with seniors. Her advice on how to navigate through law enforcement issues and her creativep roblem solving skills will be educational for all. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The SALTCouncil is a p art of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association ofC hiefs of Police, the National Sheriff's Association and the AARP.T he purpose of this organization is to address the needs o f all seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization andt he fear of crime. Scribes Night Out is todaySEBRING Lynn Ullin has Jack Everett as her fea-t ured reader at todays Scribes Night Out meeting at 6 p.m. at Brewsters Coffee House. Everett, a skilled and prol ific author, has the unique ability to speak with a B ritish as well as American accent. He will read both parts to to the group from a s tory about what happens when an American tourist is befriended by a local British person. Bring your story to read f or the open mike portion of the evening. Time allotted readers for the open mike portion of the evening varies according to the numbersp articipating. Walker Memorial benefits from car washSEBRING Bring your car, van or bus to Brewsters Coffee House, 2191 U.S. 27N orth, from 1-3 p.m. today for a car wash. Donations received will benefit the Walker Memorial Academy yearbook.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by a noon meeting and guest speaker. The speaker for April will be a retired law enforcement agent with current information available to seniors. For more information, call L .R. Corky Dabe, president, at 382-9447. Neighborhood Watch training is Wednesday S PRING LAKE The second meeting of the newly formed Neighborhood Watch group for all of Spring Lake Villages residents was heldM arch 19 at the community center. Nell Hays, with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, was the main speaker. She gave information andl iterature to help us in organizing the Neighborhood Watch Program. T he group currently has 27 residents from six villages signed up to participatei n the crime prevention program. The first training m eeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Spring Lake CommunityC enter building. All residents are invited to come a nd join their neighbors in helping to make the community a safer, friendlier place. Paul Paton, 655-1112, is the committee chairman andM ichael Smith, 655-2525, is the co-chairman.Art Uncorked prepares for HeronSEBRING Art Uncorked i s an art experience in a social setting, with wine and friends, with nature themes p lanned for April.Artist Alice Hansen leads the class through her Heron painting during Tuesdays class at6 p.m. H ave fun at this step-bystep painting process and leave with one complete project. Space is limited. To register, call 385-5312 o r visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.or gRecreation Club gears up for summerSEBRING Sebring Recreation Club, 333P omegranate Ave., will host the following events during the summer months, April through November: Mondays Ice cream s huffleboard at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Bridge at 12:30 p.m. Ping-pong at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays Line dancing from 5:15-8:30 p.m. Ice cream shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m. Fridays Bridge at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays Pin shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m. Just $15 for the summer. For more information, call 385-2966.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 will host Steak-O at 2 p.m. today. Music by Tom McGannon on Friday and by Johnny B. on Saturday, bothn ights from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 4529853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke byN aomi from 4-7 p.m. today. Legion Ridersdinner from 4-6 p.m. Karaoke by KJf rom 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Music by LTon Friday; call for time. Legion Ridersm eet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 4 53-4553. LAKE PLACID T he American Legion Post 25 will host music by Steve a nd Peggy from 5-8 p.m. today. Music by Gary and Shirley from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Frank E. from 6:30-9:30 p.m.F riday. Death by Chocolate on Saturday; call for details a nd time. Thomas entertainment from 6-10 p.m. For more information, call 465-0 975. The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 3880 House Committee meets at 11 a.m. today. Post meeting and e lections is at 8 p.m. Thursday. Music by Todd Allen on Saturday; call for time. For details, call 6995444. T he Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host Fireman Karaoke from 3-8 p.m. today. Moose meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Loyal Ordero f the Moose officers meet at 6:30 p.m. House C ommittee and Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m.F ormal general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wild Bill Karaoke is Wednesday, music by Frank E. on Thursday and music by Larry Musgrave onF riday, all times from 6:309:30 p.m. Riderslunch is Saturday; call for time. Music by Big Freddie from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For morei nformation, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host music by Chrissy from 5-8 p.m. Monday. BPOE Indoctrination at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ladies board meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. BPOE Dinner/Dance on Friday. Music by Larry Musgrave; call for time. Summer camp applications are available now at the lodge. For details or more information of activities, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodg e 2259 will have NASCAR on t he screen today; call for time. Women of the Moose m eet at 6 p.m. Monday. Music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, and by Sho Nuff Country f rom 6-10 p.m. Friday. Chi ld ID from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Member enrollm ent from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Music by Frankie from 6-10 p.m. For more informa tion, call 655-3920. The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 4300 will host k araoke with Mega Soundz from 5-8 p.m. today. VFW Post meeting and election night at 7 p.m. Monday. M usic by Frank E from 6 9 p.m. Tuesday. Todd Allen m usic on Thursday, Gary a nd Shirley music on Frida y and Gary Oliver music on S aturday, all times from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 3858902. The Sebring Elks 1529 will host a Good Shepherd Hospice luncheon on Monday; call for time. Orientation from 6-7:15 p.m Tuesday. Wacky Wednesday is from 5-6 p.m. Meal is $6.50. To dance only is $3, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., to m usic by Allen. PER meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. L odge meeting and installa tion of new members at 7 p.m. Wine tasting with two new wines from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday. Buffet from 5-6:30 p .m. for $12. Dance only, $3, to Too Smooth 6:30-9:30 p .m. For details, call 4713557. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 14, 2013Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obitp age; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 3 3 3 3 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; vet ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 2 2 0 0 Continued from A2 PERRYRADCLIFFE Perry Radcliffe, 85, passed away April 11, 2013 at home, surrounded by family. Formerly from Baltimore, Md., was a resident of Avon Park for the past 10 years. He had retired from the Teamsters of Maryland. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of 64 years. Perry leaves a loving family of seven daughters: Charlotte, Marie, Phyllis (deceased Kathleen, Robin, Sharon and Terri; along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a former member of the Senior Center in Sebring for many years. Perry will join his beloved daughter Phyllis with our Lord. Loved by many friends and family and will be greatly missed. No services will be held. OBITUARIES CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from A1 Lester headed to NYC for The Voice audition Photo by Tiffany Weaver/Wild Clover Images Cammie Lester, 13, is hoping to get a chance to impress one of the celebrity judges on The Voice. Save Thousands The Smart Choice For New, Certified Pre-Owned & Used Cars-Trucks-SUVs. Centralfloridawheels.com
C M Y K Page A6News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 1 1 8 8 C hateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, mother's day; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 2 2 6 6 RO CKNHE ARTLANDDU ATHLON News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Junior duathletes line up before the start of the Rock n Heartland Youth Triathlon Seriesr ace Saturday morning in Lake Placid. The water was too cold for the swimming portion of the originally planned triathlon. Youngsters ran, biked and ran again. Bud Cox, No. 8, won t he junior division with a time of 14:01. Around 100 athletes took part in the event. News-Sun photo by K ATARASIMMONS R ita Paixao, 11, of Weston makes her way down the bike course Saturday morning during the duathlon. A pproximately 1 00 children part icipated in the first duathlon event. Proceeds help benefit Julies Funds for Kids.
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C M Y K l ong career with the HCSO, working with Deputy Chris Gunter starting in 2005b efore moving in with Riley. Wyatts record included 127 trails that led to 55 felonya rrests, 43 misdemeanor arrests, 14 missing persons l ocated and 15 other trails that led to the locating stolen property or articles of evi-d ence, the HCSO said. Wyatts death came as a s hock, since he seemed fine not long ago. e noticed he was looking a little sick a week ago, Riley said. The tumor wasd iscovered on Saturday. By Tuesday, Riley said, Wyatt w as in such a bad state that the decision was made to end his suffering humanely. Hew as euthanized at home before taking his final ride w ith Riley. Wyatt was a favorite with children, HCSO Public I nformation Officer Nell Hays wrote in a press release, participating in numerous demonstrations at schools throughout HighlandsC ounty. He also participated in crime prevention events and was one of the most popular K-9 members to march in the annual Christmasp arades throughout Highlands County, often singing throughout the entire route. He would do nothing but bay through the whole parade, Riley recalled Friday with a chuckle. For Riley, the most memor able on-duty moments with Wyatt included a pursuit of two burglary suspects from Hendry County who bailed out of the car in an orangeg rove near Lake Placid. Wyatt found the first one within two minutes, and tracked the second to within 100 feet before turning the t rack over to a patrol dog. Riley also recalled Wyatt finding a Lake Placid woman who had been missing from her home for four hours. Every time she would see me after that she would always ask me how Wyatt was doing, Riley said. Our deputies are the most a mazing men and women I know. Deputy Riley lost his p artner and the community lost a protector, SheriffS usan Benton said in a press release. There were tears shed as the life drained out of Wyatt, however, everyone was cognizant that we stillh ave big work in front of us and are ready and committed to our vision of a safer Highlands County. Thank you K-9 Wyatt for helping usw ork towards that vision. When it comes to the job, Riley said, its definitely the four-legged member of the pair thats the star. Its not the handler that makes or breaks the team, its the dog. We just happen to be there to help them out. Riley said he will soon b egin working with a new partner, hes sure, but it will be an adjustment. I know Ill bond with my new partner, but hell neverb e Wyatt. Hell never do the same things. Im sure we will h ave memorable catches, but with Wyatt being my first,h s going to be up on a pedestal. Page A8News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/14/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 6 6 5 5 C ontinued from A1 Courtesy photo H ighlands County Sheriffs Office deputies honor K-9 Wyatt as he is buried at Saunders Veterinary Clinic on Tuesday. Wyatt, HCSOs senior K-9, laid to rest Photo by KATARASIMMONS Deputy Jake Riley works with Wyatt, the senior dog in the HCSO K-9 force who died Tuesday. Thankfully, she came through and she is alive and well. I thank God for keeping her here because even now at 24 years old I need her in my life more than ever. She is an amazing mother, devoted Christian and a proud business owner (at Childrens World Daycare in Wauchula), Ahlbrandt said. Ahlbrandt describes Relay for Life as an event that is dear to my heart and looks forward to it each year. Ahlbrandt uses his music to reach people of all stages and situations, be it the broken in spirit or the broken in body. I pray my music relates to you, speaks to you and gets you through life in general, Ahlbrandt said. Sebrings Relay event will also feature cancer survivor and longtime Sebring resident Bobbie Clark, who was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2010 and opted for a bilateral mastectomy on Nov. 1, 2010. Clark has been declared cancer free for the past few years. The Sebring Relay for Life event participants, chairpersons and coordinators invite the public out to participate in the worthy cause. The Relay raises tens of thousands of dollars throughout the year to assist ACS with numerous things including research, medicines, financial assistance for patients and their families and more. The Relay will pay tribute to those currently battling cancer, those who have lost their battle with cancer and the many individuals who have become victorious over the disease. The event will start at noon with the opening ceremony. The national anthem will be sung by Heartland Idol participant Sareena Stoner, followed by the SurvivorsLap and the CaregiversLap. The Relay will feature a number of interesting events including a dodgeball game, three-legged race, the luminary ceremony and musical entertainment by several Heartland Idol contestants and winners. Ahlbrandt will hold a concert on the field at 6:45 p.m. The Relay will end at 6 a.m. on Sunday. For more information on Relay events, contact event chair Betty Springsteen at 449-0654. Continued from A2 Relay for Life set for Saturday in Sebring Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 2013 South Florida Police K-9C ompetition was held on March 2 at Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach. This annual event showcases some of SouthF loridas most highly trained police K-9 teams. The competition brought 26 K-9 handlers from all over the state of Florida toc ompete in three events: hardest hitting dog, fastest dog and the obstacle course. For the first time ever, four of the HighlandsC ounty Sheriffs Office K9 Unit members competed i n this competition, Sgt. Kyle Albritton and K-9 partner Mico, DeputyS heriff Tom Fort and K-9 partner Cain, Deputy S heriff Corey Tomblin and K-9 partner Rimco, and Deputy Sheriff Jose Molina and K-9 partner Ringo. All of the Highlands C ounty Sheriffs Offices K-9 teams were able to successfully complete each event and represented the Highlands County SheriffsK -9 Unit very well. Albritton and Mico took third place in the Obstacle Course/Criminal Apprehension competitiona nd Mico placed second in the Fastest Dog event. The other top 10 finishers were Tomblin and Rimco, who placed ar espectable eighth in the Obstacle Course/Criminal Apprehension event. K-9 Unit Supervisor Lieutenant Jim McGann was pleased with his mem-b ersshowing. He said, This is the first K-9 comp etition our unit has participated in and I am proud of our teams performance.W e are looking forward to the United States Police C anine Associations Regional Field Trials and Certification coming up here in Sebring next month. We hope to do even betteri n an event right here in our own county H CSO teams do well in K-9 Competition Courtesy photo K-9 Unit Supervisor Lt. Jim M cGann, Sheriff Susan Benton, U SPCA Region I President Jose B osque, of Lakeland Police Department, Sergeant Kyle Albritton and Mico show off their w ares at a recent county commission meeting. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 14, 2013Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001070 DIVISION: HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST BEVERLY SMITH A/K/A BEVERLY HELEN SMITH, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 02, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001070 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC. is the Plaintiff and MYLI LYNN POWELL, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF BEVERLY SMITH A/K/A BEVERLY HELEN SMITH, DECEASED; DONALD J. SMITH, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF BEVERLY SMITH A/K/A BEVERLY HELEN SMITH, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TARGET NATIONAL BANK/TARGET VISA, A CORPORATION; 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 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK 10, UNRECORDED PLAT OF RIVER RIDGE RANCHES, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF LAFLAM ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 662.24 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 10 AND FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 664.35 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST C ORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 331.06 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 29 M INUTES 53 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 664.20 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3 AND THE CENTERLINE OF LAFLAM ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 331.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4802 EAST LAFLAM 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 April 3, 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 F08065288 HSBCFIDELITY-CONV--Team 4-F08065288 **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 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001940AOOOXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB A RMT 05-12, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH D. LAGROW; SUNTRUST BANK; RHONDA K. LAGROW; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 28th of March, 2 013, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001940AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB A RMT 05-12, is the Plaintiff and KENNETH D. LAGROW; SUNTRUST BANK and RHONDA K. LAGROW IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 10 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 11, BLOCK 11, BLOCK A OF THE SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS A AND B OF SEBRING HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1 (SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN T HE 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 assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 28th day of March, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 7, 14, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-001124 DIVISION: UCN: 282012CA000519XXCICI U.S. BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MID-STATE CAPITAL CORPORATION 2005-1 BY GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS SERVICER WITH DELEGATED AUTHORITY P laintiff, vs. TANYA DOBSON; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: LOT 179, OF HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON MAY 1, 2013, AT 11:00 AM AT HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SEBRING, 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 THE OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR AT (8637 FORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7 YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. I DATED: April 3, 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000583 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. BEVERLY L. RAMOS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1, IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2, IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated April 3, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000583 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff and BEVERLY L. RAMOS are defendant(s I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., July 3, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 91.51 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 64; THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 4819.42 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1 00.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 597.56 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 586.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH 47 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 890.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 25 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 91.51 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 64; THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 4819.42 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 878.70 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 736.76 FEET; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 597.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in thisproceeding, 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 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT, CIVIL ACTION CASE No.: 2011-CA-000185 THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KIMDALIN K. WACK, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated April 2nd, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 2011-CA-000185, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and KIMDALIN K. WACK, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 20, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT NO. 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, iat Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of April, 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: April 3, 2013. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7 contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, telephone 9863) 402-6594, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service''. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 2009-CA-001080 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME E QUITY LOAN TRUST 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES R. WALKER A/K/A JAMES RODNEY WALKER, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 2nd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001080 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2007-1, is Plaintiff and JAMES R. WALKER A/K/A JAMES RODNEY WALKER, is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, OF BOOTH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, AT PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOCATED: 1616 BOOTH DRIVE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33875 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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, Highlands County, Florida, t his 3rd day of April, 2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk April 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000024 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL NEGRON, ET AL. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 7, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000024, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (hereafter "Plaintiff" DANIEL NEGRON, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 25, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. Dated this 11th day of April, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954 Fax (954 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com 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. April 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 12-CA-562 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR OWNIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-7, Plaintiff, vs. BETHZAIDA LEBRON; Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 2nd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12-CA-562 o f the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR OWNIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTFICATES, SERIES 2006-7, is Plaintiff and BETHZAIDA LEBRON, is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 30th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: ``PER SCHEDULE A ATTACHED HERETO'' STREET ADDRESS: 105 PARKVIEW DR, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 S CHEDULE A A Portion of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 30, East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the West Quarter Corner of said Section 17; run thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes 36 seconds East along the North Line of the South Half of Section 17 for a distance of 1973.08 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of U.S. No. 27, (S.R. No. 25 grees 50 minutes 15 seconds East along said Easterly right of way line for a distance of 861.51 feet to a point; run thence South 89 degrees 44 minutes 13 seconds East for a distance of 328.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the Tract of Land hereinafter to be described; CONTINUE thence South 89 degrees 44 minutes 13 seconds East a distance of 70.0 feet to a point; run thence South 0 degrees 15 minutes 47 seconds West for a distance of 100.0 feet to a point; run thence North 89 degrees 44 minutes 13 seconds West for a distance of 70.0 feet to a point; run thence North 0 degrees 15 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 100.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Also Known as Lot 18 of HICKORY HILLS UNRECORDED. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-56 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF FELICIANA MEDINA BAUTISTA a.k.a. FELICIANA M. BAUTISTA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of FELICIANA MEDINA BAUTISTA a.k.a. FELICIANA M. BAUTISTA deceased, File Number PC 13-56, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was April 3, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $56,500.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Nestor M. Bautista 2341 N. Highlands Blvd. Avon Park, FL 33825 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 7, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Nestor M. Bautista IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000971 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY6, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-16, Plaintiff, v s. MARSHAS MYRTHIL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 5, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000971 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICAN, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP1, is the Plaintiff and MARSHAS MYRTHIL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARSHAS MYRTHIL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVUIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OF ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A JERRY VANWY, TENANT #2 N/K/A JENNIFER VANWY, and TENANT #3 N/K/A SERGIO CHAVEZ 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 COURT-H OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 1, OF ALTANONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2211-2215 MELADY 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 April 11, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09055290 SPECIALIZED-CONV B/C---Team 4 F09055290 **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 c ontact 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 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-000633 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff vs FRANK HERNANDEZ; REBECCA HERNANDEZ; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, and OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successor in interest, trustees or other persons claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE N otice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOTS 5533, 5534 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 5535, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 17, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 2039 N. Larramore Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Parcel I.D.: C-01-33-28-010-0000-5533 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on June 28, 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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 28th day of March, 2013. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 7, 14, 2013 1050L egalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
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Call 301-401-5615 SEBRING *NICE 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, Cathedral Ceiling. $675 Monthly, Plus $700 Security Deposit. RENTED!!!!! AVON PARK* LEASE OPTION / SELL 3BR. 2BA, Large Corner Lot with Lake View. Just Remodeled! Owner Will Finance if Needed. $137,500. 954-270-5242 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat R amp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKNW APARTMENTS 2BR/2BA $450 mo. New 1BR/1BA $395 mo. Plus 1st & Sec. Central Heat & Air. No Dogs or Cats. 863-449-0195 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING *2BR, 2BA, 1Car Garage 2000 sq. feet, Swimming Pool. No Pets. No Smoke. $800 / Monthly. 863-402-1142 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entals SEBRING -REMODELED SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME 12'X 60' with Land. 2BR 1 1/2 BA, 12' X 24' Screened Porch. Call for more info 863-382-9203 SEBRING -Mobile Home / Double wide with 2 Lots. 3BR, 2BA Utility Room, C arport, Frt. Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 PALM HARBORFACTORY liquidation sale http://www.palmharbor.com/modelcenter/plantcity/ $39K off select 2012 models (3 John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050Mobile HomesF or Sale 5000 M obile HomesAVON PARK* SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. Lake View. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park 4000 R eal Estate 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. SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR(F/T Application review begins: 5/14/13. Please visit http://interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO. RN NEEDEDfor busy Surgical Center Monday Friday. Please fax Resume to: 863-471-6834 PROGRAM DIRECTOR Seeking a person to manage a Federal Regional Contract providing management and training assistance to nonprofit housing corporations throughout the Southeast. Management of personnel, communication skills, knowledge of accounting and computers are required. Multi-state travel required. Excellent salary and benefi package. Submit resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33971-1987 by 04/19/20123. EOE NOW HIRINGF/T position. People with Management experience or Jewelry Sales experience. Apply in person at Capital Pawn, Sweetbay Shopping Center, 3290 US Highway 27 South, Sebring, Fl 33870. MEDICAL RECORDSCOORDINATOR Progressive long-term care facility is seeking a qualified Medical Records Coordinator as part of the Royal Care Team. 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. LPN APPLY@ www.flcancer.com LOOKING FORAN EXPERIENCED PART TIME DENTAL HYGIENIST. Drop off Resume to: 511 S. Eucalyptus St. or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org LIBRARIAN (F/T Application review begins: 5/7/13. Please visit http://interview exchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO. LAWN MAINTENANCEworkers needed to run mowers & trimmers. 863-385-6768 ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Excellent salary and benefit package if you are experienced in fund accounting, OMB Circulars and application of Indirect Cost Rates. Extensive work with accounting software a must. Submit resume to POB 1987, Sebring, Fl 3387-1987 by 04/19/2013. EOE 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: email@example.com 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 1100AnnouncementsT RICTS; AMENDING TABLE 26-173 OF SECTION 26-173 T O INCLUDE SIGNS IN THE LIST OF PERMITTED ENC ROACHMENTS INTO SETBACKS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. P ursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as a mended, the City Council hereby advises that if any intere sted person decides to appeal any decision made by the C ity Council with respect to any matter considered at the p roceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and t hat, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verb atim record of the proceedings is made, which record inc ludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal i s to be based. T his notice shall be published on April 7, 2013 and again on April 14, 2013. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley, City Clerk R obert S. Swaine Swaine & Harris, P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. S ebring, FL 33870 C ity Attorney A pril 7, 14, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsN OTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS A ND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that public hearings will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 16th day of April, 2013, and at 6:00 p.m. on t he 7th day of May, 2013, at the City Council Chambers, 3 68 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. After the second hearing, Ordinance No. 1353 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second a nd final reading. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can b e obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 17-79 AND 17-86 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF S EBRING AMENDING THE REGULATION OF IDENTIFICATION SIGNS FOR PLACES OF ASSEMBLY CONGREGATING MORE THAN 25 PERSONS IN RESIDENTIALLY ZONED DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF LIGHTED SIGNS UND ER CERTAIN TIME CONSTRAINTS FOR IDENTIFICATION SIGNS FOR PLACES OF ASSEMBLY CONGREGATING MORE THAN 25 PERSONS IN RESIDENTIALLY ZONED DIS1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring, Florida 33870. SALE DATE 4/29/2013 1993 FORD 1FTEX14N0PKB93889 A pril 14, 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, April 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 t he 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. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK It was a combination of the good, the bad and the ugly Thursday night in Lake Placids comefrom-behind, 13-12 win over Avon Park at Head Field. Good in the sense of a noholds-barred, never let down persistence shown by both teams in this crosscounty, district duel. And, well, the bad and ugly basically intermingled within the 10 combined errors between the teams. Apair of those helped the Dragons out to an early lead with three runs in the top of the first while starting pitcher Tyler Carr got through a scoreless bottom of the frame. But the Devils got back into it with two in the second. Josh Gomez doubled to lead it off and Kyle Kelly took one for the team to put runners on first and second. Lake Placids first error came on an attempted sacrifice bunt by Colton Brock, allowing one run to score, and a passed ball brought another in to make it a 3-2 game. Avon Park then surged into the lead in the third, scoring three times on three singles, two errors, a passed ball and sacrifice fly to go up 5-3. That lead expanded with four more in the fourth. Steven Flowers was hit by a pitch with one out, followed by Alfred Brown drawing a walk. Luis Martinez singled and an error allowed Flowers to score and Tyrone Perry was intentionally walked to load the bases. But Gomez caused the strategy to backfire as he tripled to center to clear the bases and bump the score to 9-3. Dormant since the threerun first, the Dragon bats finally came back to life in By DAN HOEHNE d firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING It was a barnburner with the LadyB rahmans Friday night as one big blow downed Sebring, 3-1, in extra innings. W ith a lively wind gusting in from right under overcast s kies, one key would be to k eep the ball on the ground, which Okeechobee did to their advantage in the opening inning with a bunt single, stolen base and infield single leading to a 1-0 score. But from there, starting pitcher Hannah Lollis was nearly perfect for the next four innings, allowing just one hit in the third, though being helped out in the second after a pair of errors witha diving Tayla DaSilva catch on an infield bloop. The Lady Streak offense, however, was playing right into the weather conditions and too often putting the ball in the air. On a night like this, with the wind, you really want to keep the ball on the ground, head coach Joe Sinness said. The girls werent making the adjustment and we had too many pop-ups. I dont think they threw us out on grounders more than a couple of times. Make that three times through the first five innings, including one on a sacrifice bunt. But we did have some girls do a real good job of going the other way with it, Sinness added. Which was the case in the fourth when DaSilva reached on an error and Carly Hoffner lofted a shallow fly down the right-field line. But Okeechobees right fielder made a spectacular, diving catch and alertly threw to first for a double play. Chelsea Bassett and Alison Hoffner each followed with singles to right field to put runners on the corners, but the next batter was retired and the Brahmans held onto their scant lead. But Sebring would finally get on the board and tie it in the sixth. DaSilva walked and moved to third when Carly Hoffner doubled to right. Basett got under one to center, though it was not deep enough for DaSilva to tag. And Alison Hoffner hit a rocket to left that looked like it might have a chance to clear the bases. But it was hit right at the left fielder who didnt have the time, nor need, to move before the screaming liner found her glove. And when it seemed this chance might go by the wayside, Sinness brought in pinch-hitter Kiana Antone. She is a hitter that keeps it on the ground, he explained. And that she did, ripping a bouncing single through the left side to bring home the tying run. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 14, 2013 News-sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Steven Roberts will be competing in two events at regionals, having taken second at districts in both the 110and 300-meter hurdles. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tayla DaSilva makes sure to secure the ball in her glove as she hits the ground after making a diving catch on the infield Friday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Nathan Stanley got in under this tag in the first inning, the first of 25 runs that would be scored in Lake Placids 1312 win over Avon Park Thursday night. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comThe stress of tax season may be upon us, but for 14 Highlands County athletes, their track season is movingo n. T en Red Devils and four Green Dragons got pleasant returns on their filings by finishing in the top four spots at the District 8-2Ameet in Frostproof Thursday, sending them onto next Thursdays Regional meet in J acksonville. And while it was on the track that most of the profits were made, Avon Parks Vassell Vinroy was the first to stamp his ticket by placing third in the discus with a toss of 123-feet, 11.5-inches topping his seed by nearlyt wo feet. I t was a bit of atonement for the senior as he just missed out in advancing last year with a fifth-place finish. The Devils then advanced the quartet of Brittany Egan, Hanna Farr, Kelsey Knowles and Felicia Strouse in the 4 X800 relay, and saw the foursome of Lashady Love, Michelle Rivera, Lori-Ann Love and Angelina Ligon move on with a fourth-place finish in the 4X100 relay. Lashady Love kept her docket full as she also qualified for Regionals with a second in the 100-meter dash and a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash. S teven Roberts also was a double qualifier, placing second in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Edging him out in the 110meter race was Lake Placids Keplet Charite, who finished Devils, Dragons send 14 to regional See TRACK, Page B3 Lady Streaks edged in extras See STREAKS, Page B3 Dragons wild comeback downs Devils See LP, Page B4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kelly Brown couldnt quite reach this short fly to right Thursday, but the Lady Panthers eked out a split with St. Petersburg. B y DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK It wasn t a pretty start, but two very dramatic finishes allowed for a Thursday night split for South F lorida State College softball and secured them a s pot in the state tournam ent. The Lady Titans of St. Petersburg College were in town and got on the board in the first inning. An error on a lead-off bunt put a runner on second, and soon to third on a wild pitch. What a way to start the game, an already beleaguered head coach Carlos Falla said at the time. After a pop-out to short, an ensuing single brought the run in. Further damage was avoided when a comebacker was snared by starting pitcher Alexis Adams and turned into a 1-6-3 double play to end the inning. The Panthers saw two reach in their half of the first, with Caitlyn Lytle singling with two outs and Rayvin Vick drawing a walk, but a ground-out to the pitcher ended it. St. Pete added another in the second, with a leadoff walk, back-to-back sacrifice bunts and an RBI double, but the Panthers looked to get back into it in their half of the frame. Adams drew a walk and a Taylor Upchurch single to right had runners on the corners with nobody out. But a Kaitlyn Conway liner was caught at sho rt and consecutive pop-ups added to Fallas fatigue. T he third inning went by with the lead still 2-0, when the Lady Titans got one more in the fourth. W ith one out, three straight singles plated a r un before Adams got a s trike out and Courtney Diamond made a diving catch of a fly down the left-field line to save any further damage. SFSC didnt have any answer in the fourth, and Lexi Belardi turned a 63 double play to end the top of the fifth with the Panthers still in striking distance. And in the bottom of the fifth, they finally struck. Diamond lead off with a single to center and was moved to second on a Belardi bunt. Amanda Byers walked and both runners moved up when a pitch got away. Lytle then came through with a two-run single back through the middle and it was now a 3-2 game. After a scoreless top of the sixth, South Florida evened it up in the bottom. Adams singled and Upchurch bunted her to second before Conway laced a triple into the right-field corner to bring Adams in. The seventh inning was scoreless for both sides and into extra innings it would go and go. Through the eighth, ninth and 10th innings it stayed even, with each Lady Panthers split, secure spot at State See SFSC, Page B4 Okeechobee3Sebring1 Lake Placid13Avon Park12 SFSC7,6S t. Petes9,5
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.Sunrise Rotary GolfS EBRING Sebring Sunrise Rotary 24th annual Charity Golf Tournament will b e Saturday, June 1, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake Golf and Country Club. Format is a Four-person Scramble (double Bogey maximum Cost is $220 per team and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages along with some fabulous raffle prizes. Sponsorships available: $100 Hole sponsor; $155 Hole sponsor including single entry; and $320 Hole sponsor including team entry. Hole-In-One sponsors are being provided by Cohan Radio Group ($2,000 cash) and Alan Jay Automotive Network. Trophy sponsor is the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Make checks payable to Sebring Sunrise Rotary, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL33871. Please enter by Tuesday, May 28.Sebring High School athletic postersSEBRING Chris Cook, Athletic Director of Sebring High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized AllAmerican Sports Posters to produce Sebring High Schools athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking sports posters and will help the athletic department to raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this program and Chris Cook urges all businesses to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort. As you are no doubt aware, there are many businesses that solicit via telephone and you always have the right to questiona nyone 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 authorized to represent Sebring High School in that way and you should question any other requests for funds. If you have any questions, conta ct Cook, at 471-5500 or All-American S ports Posters at (800B owling for GradsL AKE PLACID Bowling for Grads will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 20. Cost $15 per person, or $40 for a tea m of four, (includes three games and shoes) at Cozs Sports Bar amd Bowl, located at 800 U.S. 27 South in Lake Placid; phone number is 699-0925. This is a nine-pin no-tap bowling fundraiser, with 50/50s, raffles, silent auction, prizes and door prizes. Please send your information with check payable for number of entries, payable to Lake Placid Project Graduation and mail to: Project Graduation, P.O. Box 415, Lake Placid, FL33862 or leave at Cozs bowling desk or bring at time of event. The information needed is Name, contact phone number, number of bowlers x$ 15 = amount of check or Team of 4 = $40. If you have any questions, contact Donna Stanley at (863 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 York5227.658 x-Brooklyn4732.5955 x-Boston4039.50612 Philadelphia3247.40520 Toronto3148.39221 Southeast Division WLPctGB z-Miami6316.797 x-Atlanta4436.55019.5 Washington2951.36334.5 Orlando2059.25343 Charlotte1861.22845 Central Division WLPctGB y-Indiana4930.620 x-Chicago4336.5446 x-Milwaukee3742.46812 Detroit2852.35021.5 Cleveland2455.30425WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB y-San Antonio5821.734 x-Memphis5425.6844 x-Houston4435.55714 Dallas3940.49419 New Orleans2753.33831.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City5921.738 x-Denver5425.6844.5 Utah4238.52517 Portland3346.41825.5 Minnesota2950.36729.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Clippers5326.671 x-Golden State4535.5638.5 L.A. Lakers4337.53810.5 Sacramento2851.35425 Phoenix2455.30429 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Thursdays Games Chicago 118, New York 111, OT Oklahoma City 116, Golden State 97 Fridays Games Toronto 97, Chicago 88 Brooklyn 117, Indiana 109 Philadelphia 97, Washington 86 New York 101, Cleveland 91 Atlanta 109, Milwaukee 104 Detroit 113, Charlotte 93 Miami 109, Boston 101 Memphis 82, Houston 78 L.A. Clippers 96, New Orleans 93 Dallas 108, Denver 105, OT San Antonio 108, Sacramento 101 Utah 107, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 106, Portland 90 L.A. Lakers 118, Golden State 116 Saturdays Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, late Boston at Orlando, late L.A. Clippers at Memphis, late Phoenix at Minnesota, late Sundays Games Chicago at Miami, 1 p.m. Indiana at New York, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 5 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Pittsburgh3110062138101 N.Y. Islanders2116446119121 N.Y. Rangers20164449996 New Jersey1516104096113 Philadelphia1720337108125 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Montreal26955712795 Boston261045611487 Toronto2213549123112 Ottawa211464810189 Buffalo1619638107127 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington2217246123113 Winnipeg2119244109123 Tampa Bay1721236127122 Carolina1622234103129 Florida132163298139WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Chicago31546613285 St. Louis2315248110102 Detroit1915745103107 Columbus181674399105 Nashville151983898115 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver231165210996 Minnesota2216246103100 Edmonton1617739102111 Calgary1521434106140 Colorado132263296128 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Anaheim279559124103 Los Angeles2314450118103 San Jose2112749101100 Dallas2017343114120 Phoenix1816743110110 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games San Jose 3, Detroit 2, SO Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 2, Boston 1 Ottawa 3, Philadelphia 1 Washington 3, Carolina 1 Montreal 5, Buffalo 1 Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 3 Winnipeg 7, Florida 2 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 0 Fridays Games Chicago 3, Detroit 2, SO Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0 Columbus 4, St. Louis 1 Dallas 5, Nashville 2 Calgary 3, Phoenix 2, OT Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Buffalo, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Montreal at Toronto, late N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, late Tampa Bay at Washington, late Boston at Carolina, late Pittsburgh at Florida, late Columbus at Minnesota, late San Jose at Dallas, late Calgary at Edmonton, late Anaheim at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games Chicago at St. Louis, 12:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 7:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston54.556 New York54.556 Baltimore55.500.5 Tampa Bay45.4441 Toronto46.4001.5 Central Division WLPctGB Kansas City64.600 Detroit55.5001 Cleveland45.4441.5 Chicago46.4002 Minnesota46.4002 West Division WLPctGB Oakland92.818 Texas74.636.5 Seattle57.4174.5 Houston46.4004.5 Los Angeles28.2006.5___Thursdays Games Detroit 11, Toronto 1 Washington 7, Chicago White Sox 4 N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, ppd., rain Baltimore 3, Boston 2 Oakland 8, L.A. Angels 1 Texas 4, Seattle 3 Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain N.Y. Mets 16, Minnesota 5 Toronto 8, Kansas City 4 Oakland 4, Detroit 3, 12 innings Houston 5, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 3, Texas 1 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at Boston, late Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late Detroit at Oakland, late N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, late Toronto at Kansas City, late Houston at L.A. Angels, late Texas at Seattle, late Sundays Games Chicago White Sox (Peavy 1-1 Cleveland (Myers 0-1 Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-0 (Buchholz 2-0 N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-2 (Correia 0-1 Toronto (Morrow 0-1 (E.Santana 1-1 Houston (Humber 0-2 (C.Wilson 0-0 Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 1-0 (Parker 0-1 Texas (Tepesch 1-0) at Seattle (Maurer 0-2), 4:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 1-1NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta91.900 Washington73.7002 New York64.6003 Philadelphia55.5004 Miami19.1008 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis64.600 Cincinnati55.5001 Chicago46.4002 Pittsburgh46.4002 Milwaukee27.2223.5 West Division WLPctGB Arizona73.700 San Francisco74.636.5 Colorado64.6001 Los Angeles64.6001 San Diego28.2005 ___ Thursdays Games San Francisco 7, Chicago Cubs 6 Washington 7, Chicago White Sox 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 2 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 4, San Francisco 3 Atlanta 6, Washington 4, 10 innings Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 3, Miami 1, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 16, Minnesota 5 St. Louis 2, Milwaukee 0 Arizona 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Colorado 7, San Diego 5 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Washington, late San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, late N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Miami, late L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, late Colorado at San Diego, late Sundays Games Philadelphia (Halladay 0-2 (Slowey 0-2 Atlanta (Maholm 2-0ashington (G.Gonzalez 1-0 Cincinnati (Latos 0-0 (Undecided N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-2 (Correia 0-1 Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0 (J.Garcia 1-0), 2:15 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 1-0 Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 0-2 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-1 Diego (Richard 0-1 L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-1 (Cahill 0-2BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended Cleveland RHP Carlos Carrasco for eight games and fined him for intentionally throwing at New Yorks Kevin Youkilis during an April 9 game. Suspended San Diego OF Carlos Quentin for eight games and INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. for one game for their actions during an April 11 game against Los Angeles Dodgers. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESClaimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from Toronto and optioned him to Rochester (IL Transferred INF Wilson Betemit from the 15to the 60-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOXPlaced 2B Gordon Beckham on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10. Recalled RHP Deunte Heath from Charlotte (IL National League ATLANTA BRAVESPlaced RHP Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 7. LOS ANGELES DODGERSPlaced RHP Zack Greinke on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Shawn Tolleson from Albuquerque (PCLFOOTBALLNational Football League BALTIMORE RAVENSSigned LB Rolando McClain to a one-year contract. BUFFALO BILLSClaimed LB Marcus Dowtin off waivers from Philadelphia. CINCINNATI BENGALSSigned G Mike Pollak. CLEVELAND BROWNSClaimed LB Ryan Rau off waivers from Philadelphia. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned LB Zac Diles. 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 TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Winter Haven,vs.Lake Gibson,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Port St.Lucie,7 p.m.; Track at District Meet,Frostproof,1 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Hillsborough,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.St.Petersburg,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball at State College of Florida,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg,6 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball at Booker,4 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD TUESDAY: Softball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD THURSDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; Track at Regionals,Jacksonville,Noon N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Chicago at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K Page B3News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com TOBACCO FREE/BETHANY COZ; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, a pril ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 6 6 fun shoot; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, fun shoot (in kind 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 2 2 8 8 first overall in a time of 16.19. Charite added another e vent to his list by placing fourth in the 400-meter run, with his time of 51.47 just edging out Max Livingstone of Ridgewoods 51.48. A nd it was in the longer distances that the Dragons got three more moving on. Dalton Shelton took second in the 3,200-meter runi n 10:01.89, seven seconds faster than his seed time, and Alex Coyne won the girls 1,600-meter run, with sophomore teammate Gabby Perez placing fourth. I n addition to this group moving on, the number c ould have been pushing 20 with a number of near misses. H ad Lake Placid freshman Quiahja Williams been able t o clear her seed height of 4foot-10, she would have easily qualified, but wasnt able to muster it this day though shell have plentym ore opportunity. As she will in the 100m eter dash, where she placed a close fifth, twotenths of a second out off ourth. Avon Parks Ligon was l ess than one second off the pace of qualifying in the girls 100-meter hurdles. Jovan Pratt was a close fifth in the boys 200, fresh-m an Logan Lashley was seventh in both the boys 800 and 1,600, while Egan was s eventh in the girls 800. Along trip awaits those g oing, with the regional at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, getting underway at Noon on Thursday, April 16 though its a m uch deserved trip that they are all likely to savor. S avor more than many of us will be doing the day before. Continued from B1 News-Sun file photos by D AN HOEHNE Left: Alex Coyne won the 1,600-meter run Thursday at the District 8-2A meet in Frostproof, qualifying her to move on to Regionals. Above: Keplet Charite moved on f rom Thursdays District meet in two events after winning the 110-meter hurdles and placing fourth in the 400meter run. Track heads to Jacksonville But they wouldnt be able t o get that lead run home and after a scoreless seventh, Okeechobee sealed it in thee ighth. With one out, a walk and a s ingle put two on and a triple to the gap in left-center field brought both in. T he Streaks held it there, thanks to an ensuing grounder to third that got the r unner caught in a rundown. After a dizzying array of b ack-and-forth chases and tosses, the eventual out was recorded officially as a 5-26-1-2-3 put out. But the engaging scramble w asnt able to provide any offensive spark as Sebring was retired in order to provide for the final outcome. And yet, it was a wellplayed contest against a t ough, district leading Class 7Asquad that sends the Lady Streaks into their District 96Atournament feeling good. eve got Lake Gibson T uesday, and we split with them, Sinness said. We had a double header from a rainout and mercy-ruled them int he first game but lost the second by one. Well be seeing the same level of pitching we saw tonight from them and, if we get there, Winter Haven, he continued. Weve seen thati f we put the ball in play, on the ground, that those teams w ill make mistakes. Ive said all year that I think we have t he most talent in the district. Now we just have to go out there and show it on the field. Continued from B1 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE K ara Faircloth makes a charge toward this short fly to center Friday night in Sebrings extra-inning loss to visiting O keechobee. Streaks all set for district B y TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI LeBron James scored 20 points in 29 minu tes, Rashard Lewis added 19 on a huge night for the M iami bench and the Heat tied the franchise record for home wins in a season, topping the Boston Celtics 109101 on Friday night. D wyane Wade, back after missing six games with bone bruises around his right kneecap, scored 11 in 34 minutes for Miami, which won its 35th home game to t ie the standard set in 200405. The Heat erased an early 1 3-point deficit with a 41point second quarter, shooti ng 16 for 19 in the period. Miami also made 12 3pointers to push its season total to 686, another team record. J eff Green scored 25 for Boston, which played without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The Celticsbench was outscored 52-14. It was good to have most of our guys back tonight, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra s aid. And weve got to keep on moving forward. M iami has three games left, two at home, and already has clinched homecourt advantage for the entirety of the NBAplay-o ffs. Spoelstra said all players will continue to be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, though it seems highly unlikely that several regulars wouldnt get at least one more game to rest nagging aches and pains before the playoffs open next weekend. Miami played Friday w ithout Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem. The Celtics need one more win to wrap up the No. 7 spot in the East, which w ould lock Milwaukee into the No. 8 seed and a firstround matchup with Miami. Heat roll again, top Celtics
C M Y K Page B4News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013w ww.newssun.com AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 2 2 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 5 5 6 6 S pecial to the News-SunWednesday, 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 W estgate 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: email@example.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 H ancock 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, April 27 Day Hike, approximately 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. Meet at the Picnic Lake pavilion parking area. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring water, snacks sun protection, and wear good shoes, no flip flops. Contact Monika Hoerl at 858-3106 for details and meet-up time. FTA Heartland Chapter April Activities the sixth. With two out, Rufino Gutierrez singled to center and Cody Lambert was hit by a pitch. Ricky Miller doubled to bring Gutierrez in andL ambert soon scored on a passed ball. Nathan Stanley singled Miller home and moved to second and third on a wild pitch and would score on a passed ball to make it a 9-7 g ame. Perry took one for the team in the bottom of the inning, moved to second as Gomez reached on a bunt single, and to third on a Kelley sacrifice bunt. AColton Brock grounder brought Perry in and Avon Park had inched the lead b ack to 10-7 needing just three more outs to put this one away. B ut those outs wouldnt come soon enough as Carr reached on an error and Jacob Cram was hit by a pitch. Heath Harris singled to load the bases, and one out later Justin LaRosa singled home two. Miller then reached on a bunt single, scoring Harris with the tying run, and when Stanely reached on a fielders choice, LaRosa scored and Lake Placid was back in the lead 11-10. The Devils evened it back up in the bottom of the seventh when Pearlman brought Martinez in with a clutch, two-out single and into extra innings it went. The Dragons re-took the lead in the top of the eight when Carr reached on a dropped third strike and would eventually come around and score on a passed ball. But Avon Park evened it up again with Torri Pringle being hit by a pitch, being sacrificed to second and coming in when Brown singled. Lake Placid took the lead for good in the ninth, with Gutierrez lining a single to center, moving to second on a LaRosa ground out and scoring on a Miller single, before Cram retired the Devil side in order to seal it. Im just happy we wo n because we kept battling and deserved it, Cram said. Now weve just got to keep battling like this in the district tournament, because if we do, we have a greatc hance to win it. Before their district tourn ament, which starts Monday, April 22, the D ragons have one more non-district game Thursday a t home against Clewiston. The Devils meanwhile, have a road date at Booker Monday and travel to Hardee Thursday to close out their regular season. Continued from B1 team adding a run to make it 4-4 in the 11th. Which was when things fell apart and St. Pete seemingly blew it open with five runs. But it wasnt quite over just yet. With two on in the bottom of the inning Byers, all 5foot-1 of her, put a charge into one and powered it over the fence for a three-run shot to pull the Panthers to within 9-7. B ut that would be where it would end, unfortunately, as the Titans were able to avoid any further trouble and get the win. That perseverence to continue to battle back, however, continued in the night cap when another late home run ended it in dramatic fashion. After a back-and-forth first six innings, things went into the bottom of the seventh with St. Petes holding a 5-4 lead. But then Upchurch unloaded on one, belting a two-run, walk-off home run for a 6-5 win. And with the key win, South Florida clinched a spot in the 2013 FCSAAState Softball Tournament. Two more dates, four games, remain on the schedule to determine seeding, but however it shakes out, the Panthers are Pensacola bound for the tournament which runs from Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5. Continued from B1 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T aylor Upchurch provided the big blow Thursday, belting a walk-off, two-run homer to clinch a spot in the State T ournament for South Florida State College. SFSC stamps ticket to State LP rides late charge to extra-inning win N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Morgan Lott and the Green Dragons scored four runs each in the sixth and seventh innings for a big win over Avon Park Thursday. NEWS-SUN 385-6155
C M Y K Intermediate QuickBooks Workshop offered through SFSCLAKE PLACID South Florida State CollegesC orporate and Community Education Department is offering an Intermediate QuickBooks workshop. Participates learn how toc ustomize QuickBooks for time tracking,managing p ayroll,liabilities and taxes, purchasing,and trackingi nventory assemblies,sales and back orders,and more in the Intermediate QuickBooks workshop. The workshop will be o ffered from 7-9 p.m. Thursday,April 18 and Thursday,April 25 at SFSC Lake Placid Center. The course number is (CRN2 0731 and costs $129.99. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For information on this workshop or workshop books,contact Lorrie Key, director,Corporate and Community Education,at 784-7033 or email CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu.Heartland Workforce hosts Training Provider FairOn April 23 at its OneStop Career Center in Sebring,and May 1 at the One-Stop Career Center in Wauchula,Heartland Workforce will be host to a variety of educational training providers in and around the tri-county region of Highlands,DeSoto,and H ardee counties. If youve considered enhancing your education or are frustrated with your current job and have consid-e red embarking on a new career and dont know where to start mark these dates on your calendar. Representatives from a widev ariety of schools will be on hand to talk to you about c areers ranging from the medical field to truck driv-i ng. No appointment is necessary come to a Heartland Workforce One-Stop Career Center near you during oneo f these days and times:in Sebring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday,April 23 at 5901 U.S. 27 South,Suite 1 (The Beverly Center); and inW auchula from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday,May 1 at 324 6th Ave. N. (across from the public library). For an up-to-date listing of the participating training providers, please check the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org .SBDC hosts Starting Your Business workshopAVON PARK Youve g ot the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. Starting Your Businessteaches just that. From how to determine f easibility and legal structure to the type of license y ou will need,this class covers all the essentials thatw ill help you get started. Starting Your Businessis a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center atU niversity of South Florida. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have starteda business and want to make s ure they did it correctly. The class will be April 24 at South Florida State College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T24 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be presented by David Noel,certified business analyst with the SBDC. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 14, 2013Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 6 6 4 4 BUSINESS Courtesy photo RE/MAX agents from Sebring and Lake Placid recognized for their 2012 accomplishments w ere (seated from left) Lorraine Grifo, Erin Sowards, Sue Dean, CJ Hamel and Jeanny C ampbell; (second row from left) Tom Shirley, Laura Shirley, Sue Clark, Mandy Elliott, Peter Cusumano, Maureen Cool, Denyelle Dibble and James Donohue; and (third row f rom left) Teresa Bock, Kevin Bock, Norm Elliott, Maria Brilhante, Chip Boring, Linda Boring, Jean Deuth and Steve Fruit. Eloise Best is not pictured. Special to the News-SunRE/MAX agents from Lake Placid and Sebring were honored at an awards banqueto n April 3 at Sun N Lake Club.RE/MAX International recognized the agents for their a ccomplishments during the year 2012. Brokers Chip and Linda Boring of the Sebring office and Tom and Laura Shirley oft he Lake Placid office are extremely proud of every one of their agents. C .J. Hamel was acknowledged for being the top producer this past year and was awarded the Platinum Club Award. The 100% Club Awards were given to T eresa and Kevin Bock,Chip Boring,Sue Clark,Sue Dean,James Donohue,Mandy and N orman Elliott,Laura Shirley,and the Executive Club Award was given to Eloise Best,Maria Brilhante,Jeanny Campbell,M aureen Cool,Peter Cusumano,Jean Deuth, Denyelle Dibble,Steve Fruit,Lorraine Grifo a nd Erin Sowards. RE/MAX recognizes agents for 2012 accomplishments Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jimmy Wohl,owner/manager of Rafter T Ranch,is the recipient of Florida Audubons first Sustainable Rancher oft he Year Award,which was presented to him on April 7 i n Okeechobee at the Inaugural Everglades Day in honor of MarjorieS toneman Douglasbirthday. Jimmy Wohl and Rafter T Ranch are setting the standard for ranchland stewardship in the Northern Everglades. Weat Audubonb elieve that innovative water management projects u ndertaken by ranchers and ranchland preservation are the key to restoration ofe cosystems north of Lake Okeechobee,said Eric D raper,executive director of Florida Audubon. Audubon recognizes the g reat stewardship that ranchers in the Okeechobee Watershed have exercised o n their land for more than 50 years.Today,by particip ating in programs to store and clean water on their land and by committing land to long-term conservation through the sale of con-s ervation easements,ranchers are stepping forward to again become a vital factor in the restoration of Northern Everglades. Wohl has exemplified stewardship on lands in theN orthern Everglades. Through the Florida R anchlands Environmental Services Project (FRESP and the Northern Everglades Payment for Environmental Services( NE-PES) Program,Wohl has installed improvements on Rafter T Ranch to store and clean water before it runs into the watershed toA rbuckle Creek. His work shows how ranchers can make simple adjustments on working landscapes to maximize benefits for the environment. One of the reasons this award means so much is not just us receiving the award, b ut what it represents. This is a monumental step for the Audubon Society to even develop this award category,Wohl said. Its a significant indication that wea re making a lot of progress in getting the agencies,scie ntific community,NGOs and landowners to work together to positivelya ddress the environmental problems we are faced with t oday. Audubon has produced a short video promoting water storage and water quality projects undertakenb y ranchers which features Wohl and Rafter T Ranch. T his video can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/6114368 3 The video,as well as A udubon's efforts in the Northern Everglades,are s upported in part by a grant from Darden Restaurants Foundation. O wned by the Wohl Family,the 5,200-acre Rafter T Ranch is in S ebring,and has received numerous awards including E nvironmental Stewardship Awards from the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA),the Florida CattlemensA ssociation (FCA Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS). During the award year,members of the Wohl family represented the U.S. cattle industry inm eetings with the New York Times,Time,Life, N ewsweek,United Press International and the National Audubon Society to discuss environmental stewardship practices andl and management in Florida. The ranch has been featured on FOX News, PBS,Daytime TV Show and in the Palm Beach Postf or its environmental stewardship practices. For information about Rafter T Ranch,visit www.RafterTRanch.com. For information about Audubon Florida,visit www.AudubonOfFlorida.org Wohl awarded Audubon Sustainable Rancher of the Year Award Courtesy photo Charles Lee (leftesents theFlorida Audubon Sustainable Rancher of the Year Award to Jimmy Wohl, owner/manager of Rafter T Ranch. Business Snapshots By BRENDAN F ARRINGTON Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Citing a U.S. SupremeC ourt decision last year, the state high court sided with a payday-loan company Thursday in a ruling that keeps customers fromb anding together to sue the company. The ruling means that a nyone signing contracts with small print that says disputes must be settledt hrough arbitration rather than through lawsuits c ant later get together with other unhappy customers and file classa ction lawsuits. The decision overturns l ower court rulings in a dispute with McKenzie Check Advance and its customers who claimed the payday-loan companyw as using a check cashing service to charge exorbit ant interest rates. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Maass called the arbitrationc lause in McKenzies contracts uncons cionablewhen she ruled the customers could sue. Maass invalidated the c ontracts,saying borrowers in Palm Beach County were unable to seek justice because they couldnt find lawyers willing top ursue individual claims for relatively small amounts of money. An appeals court upheld the decision,but since then the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that California law couldnt invalidate lan-g uage in AT&T Mobility cellphone contracts that c alls for disputes to be settled through arbitration rather than lawsuits. It cited the Federal Arbitration Act. The Florida Supreme Court said that ruling alsoa pplies in this case. Paul Bland,who represented the loan compans customers before the state high court,said hundreds of class action lawsuits nationally have been thrown out since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Supreme Court ruling a ffects class action suits
C M Y K Page B6News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 1 1 9 9 DR. ARANGO; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/14/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 2 2 2 2 BUSINESS Courtesy photo R oyal Care of Avon Park has officially started construction on its new therapy wing.Royal Care of Avon Park is a 90-bed facility that was built in 1965.Construction officially starteda t the end of March, and is scheduled to be completed in late July or early August. Royal C are of Avon Park offers skilled nursing care for cardiac, stroke, orthopedic needs, IV a ntibiotic therapy and many more services.For more information or a tour, callJanet Tindell, LPN at 453-6674 or 446-2618. Shown are operations consultant Ofer Rasuly (from left), administrator Pamela Matheis, owner Eli Strohli and R.K. Schmidt & Assoc. contractors. Royal Care ready to grow Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate is making ith arder to pursue medical malpractice claims. The Senate on Wednesday voted 27-12 for the bill and sent it to the House. T he legislation (SB 1792 requires that expert witnesses c alled against a defendant doctor practice the exact same kind of medicine and not just be in similarfields. T he bill also allows any health care provider called as a witness to breach patient confidentiality and give attorneys information about ap atients treatment. Opponents called the legisl ation overkilland said it could potentially shield doctors from lawsuits even when they doing something wrong. S en. Tom Lee,R-Brandon and the prime sponsor,said the bill was an effort to create airnessin the system where doctors accused aren ot subjected to a voodoo scientistwho testifies a gainst them. Fla. Senate makes it harder to file lawsuits
C M Y K By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National WriterSouthern white men dont usually drive racial dialogue.F or as long as race has riven America,they have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution. So after country music star B rad Paisley released his new song Accidental Racistthis week,what happened next was hardly surprising:days of widespread criticism abouth is attempt to detail the challenges facing a white man from the Southlandand hisr ecruitment of LL Cool J to rap a black perspective. The song sparked a pred ictable blaze this week on TV,talk radio and the I nternet. USA Today asked if it was an epic fail.At The Atlantic,Ta-Nehisi Coatest itled his analysis, Accidental RacistIs A ctually Just Racist.More than a few ridiculed it as the worst song ever. Some elements of the outcry,however,raise less pre-d ictable questions:Where does naiveti turn into ignor ance,and then into racism? What is the basis of modern Southern pride? And,possi-b ly most important,should we grade racial attitudes on a c urve? Paisley begins the song with an anecdote about a b lack man taking offense to his Confederate flag T-shirt. The only thing I meant to say is Im a Skynyrd fan, Paisley sings,referring to thep ioneering Southern rock group. That scene actually happened to Paisley in real life, said Charlie Cook,program-m ing director for West Virginia Radio Corp. and a m ember of the Country M usic Associations board of directors,who heard Paisley discuss the song with a group of industry executives. He sat down and thought a bout it from another persons perspective and said,If I offended you,it was accidental,Cook said. I think its really from his heart. T hat doesnt matter,say many of the critical voices. T hey say its the result that counts a song that,to them,turns some of the most s tinging flashpoints of American racial history into aw-shucks anecdotes. They are receiving a message very different from the one Paisleyi ntended:the country-music staple of trying to figure out ones experiences through song. Ignorance is no excuse for D emetria Irwin,who savaged Accidental Racistin a p iece on the black news and c ulture website TheGrio.com. I think he had good intentions. I think he genuinely wanted to explore a topic,I rwin,who is black,said in an interview. However, d ont believe he doesnt know what the Confederate flag symbolizes and what itm eans. Theres nothing accidental about that. Theres also just a general entitlement that some white people might have,the whole w hite privilege thing,being totally unaware of black culture in a real sense,she added. The songs black culture w as provided by LL Cool J, whose verses were widely panned as shallow. Coates pointed out that while rap is full of artists who are pas-s ionate about racial issues, LL is not one of them. The only real reason to c all up LL is that he is black and thus must have something insightful to say about the Confederate Flag,wrote Coates,who is black. Thea ssumption that there is no real difference among black p eople is exactly what racism is. Choosing LL,he said,is l ike assuming that Paisley must know something about b arbecue because hes Southern. Being Southern comes w ith its own set of assumptions and stereotypes,some of them negative ones created by the low points of the regions history. Southernp ride is largely a defensive reaction to such stigmas,said Eric Weisbard,a music critic and American Studies professor at the University ofM ississippi. So while some might see Accidental Racistas a ham-handed attempt to start a dialogue,its part of a long tradition in which Southern musicians try to talk aboutw ho they are in answer to what others dismissively assume they are,Weisbard wrote on NPR.org. Much of the friction a round the song comes from people who dont understand this history,Weisbard said in an interview:re as segregated culturally as we oftena re socially. Many people are proud of being from the heartland,N ew York City or other American places,Weisbard said. But the South has beenb randed a problem for the country as a whole at least s ince the Civil War. In every generation, theres a new way in whichw hite Southerners have marginalized themselves,he s aid,and the rest of America has to think about what that means. Paisley gaveAmerica something to think aboutw ith the chorus of the song: Im just a white man comin t o you from the Southland / Tryinto understand what its like not to be / Im proud of where Im from but not everything weve done / And it aint like you and me canr e-write history. At the end of the chorus he sings,Caught between Southern pride and Southern blame. Thats a gray area for Chris Newman,25,a white WestV irginia University graduate student who grew up in Lexington,Ky. He says Southern pride often is flirting a fine line between being offensive and supporting his-t orical heritage. Hospitality,driving your t ruck through the mud,floating down a river or drinking bourbon in Kentucky areg reat ways to embrace Southern culture,he says. But I dont run around wearing Confederate T-shirts. I have Lynyrd Skynyrd Tshirts,but they dont have stars and bars on them. Thats a deliberate choice: If I respect somebody,mg oing to make sure I dont offend them,Newman said. 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C M Y K Page B8News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral and Spiritual. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. W ednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8 :30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.;Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.;Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.;Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6.Call 453-6681 for details.In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.Allen Higginbotham, Interim Pastor;Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults;and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Call 385-4704.Website www.fbsebring.com Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. W elcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Mark McDowell, Pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Parrish office/mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanishfax, 3855169;email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr.Anna V.Adam, 747 S.Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870;385-7300;fax, 3857310;email firstname.lastname@example.org .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday: 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish.m.(Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.(French Mass).Daily Mass:MondayFriday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m.Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:157:45 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.MondayFriday. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.Love Christ Love People.Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister.Jon Carter, Music Minister.Sunday, 9 a.m.Bible Study; 10 a.m.Worship;Communion available each week.Wednesday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building GodsK ingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.;Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. C HURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.andW ednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the websiteh ttp://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Church on the Ridge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.;1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870.Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.;Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m.Pastor Dr.Collet Varner, (863 CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time an d 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 By JAMIE STENGLE A ssociated PressDALLAS Randy Buttram never gave much thought to the two 4 1/2-foott all ornate vases that graced the elegant main entrance of his grandparentsOklahoma City mansion and later were displayed around a fireplacef acade at his parentshome. The vases,which had been packed away for around a decade,turned out to be rare items from Russia datingb ack nearly two centuries to the reign of Nicholas I. It turned out they carried immense value,fetching $2.7 million Thursday in a private sale about a week before theyw ere to be auctioned. Buttram,66,of Oklahoma C ity,remembers as a young boy playing at his grandparentssprawling ItalianR enaissance mansion that included a bowling alley in t he basement. He said that the vases were part of the decor in an entryway so grand complete with twin staircases that they didntp articularly stand out. o me as a child they were just there and thats all,s aid Buttram,66,of Oklahoma City. We did a lot of roughhousing in the house. Wre lucky nobody knocked them over. O fficials with the auction company were evaluating items inherited by Buttram and his brother at their late parentshome when theyn oticed the top portion of one of the vases lying on a bed had the blue marking of Russias Imperial Porcelain Factory used during the reigno f Nicholas I and the date 1833 printed on it. The pieces of the vases, w hich are designed to be disassembled for moving and storage,had been mostlys tored in cardboard boxes. e saw that and immedia tely recognized it as:This is unbelievable,said Scott Shuford,president of DallasA uction Gallery that conducted the sale. I think our e yes kind of bulged out a little bit. Shuford said the vases generated interest from all over the world in the time leadingu p to the April 17 auction. He said that the buyer wishes to remain anonymous. The pre-a uction estimate for the vases was $1 million to $1.5 million. A s an adult,Buttram began to suspect the vases likely did h ave some value,but never did he imagine just how much. B uttrams grandparents, Frank and Merle Buttram, b ought the vases in 1928 from the Bernheimer Gallery in Munich while traveling through Europe. Frank Buttram,an Oklahoman ative,founded Buttram Petroleum Co.,which is still in the family and is nowc alled Buttram Energies Inc. After the deaths of his grandparents the estate wass plit between their five children and the vases were a mong items that went to Randy Buttrams father, Dorsey Buttram. WhenR andy Buttrams parents moved to a smaller home a bout a decade ago,the vases were stored away. After the death of his mother in November 2011 following his fathers 2006 death,B uttram and his brother began to sort through what might be worthy of auction including the vases. Buttram said it has been i nteresting to look through his grandmothers detailed records of purchases on their travels,which included everything from the vases tot wo pairs of boyssilk pajamas bought in China. The auction house consulted with the Russian porcelain curator at the StateH ermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to confirm that the vases were indeed producedb y the Imperial Porcelain Factory,founded in 1744 to produce items for the Russianr oyal family. The auction house said that t hat research by the curator showed that one vase features a copy of the The Concertb y Dutch painter A. Palamedes,an artwork from t he 1600s currently on display in the Hermitage. Records show the painting was sent to the porcelain factory in 1832 to make a copyo n the vase. Experts were unable to identify the painting that was copied on the second vase. Shuford said they were u nable to determine who the vases belonged to in Russia and its not known how they ended up at the Munich gallery. He said that after thec ommunists seized power in Russia in 1917 items like the vases were often sold off by the new Soviet government. Buttrams grandparent m ansion located in the Oklahoma City enclaveof Nichols Hills was an artm useum for a time but is now privately owned again. As for keeping them, R andy Buttram said he never gave that possibility much t hought. I certainly really dont have any room for them atm y house,he said. Dallas Auction Gallery: h ttp://www.dallasauctiongallery.com Rare Russian vases sell for $2.7M in private sale Officials with the auction company were e valuating items inherited by Buttram and his brother at their late parentshome when they noticed the top portion of one of the vases lying on a bed had the blue marking of Russias Imperial Porcelain F actory used during the reign of Nicholas I and the date 1833 printed on it.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 14, 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 E piscopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:465-0051. Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided.Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you.Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674. Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825;(863 453-5334;on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771.Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m.prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor:W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month.Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone:3857848, 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 (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services. s Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;4655253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School 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 to 2 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, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m.Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, nondenominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone:3140482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-6559163.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.T he 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 lefting, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, lead pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday,C hildrens & 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 Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday,7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m.Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office: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 email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev. Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m.Phone:385-3234;Fax: 385-2759;e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday;Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday.Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church,ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.3850107.Email:email@example.com, Rev.Darrell A. Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m.Youth Group (middle school and high school age 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.;ContemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.;Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult small group Bible Sstudy 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth 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, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m.Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig.Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: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.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos.Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438.Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m.Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863ve Austin, Bishop;Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family Histo ry Center (863Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.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, 78:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday:Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870.The Rev.A.C. Bryant, pastor.Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863) 453-3759, Devon 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, FL 33872. The Rev.Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing. The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday.Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone:655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday;Bible studies throughout the week.471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP B y SYLVIA HUI Associated PressLONDON Queen Debbie d oesnt quite have the right ring to it. King Bob just sounds wrong. Naming a baby is no easy business,but much more is at stake when it comes to finding the rightn ame for a future monarch. Britains bookmakers have some ideas to offer to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge: Alexandra is the clear favorite,with the odds slashed at 2-1 as ofT hursday. One of the bookies, Coral,said that at one point betting o n the name became so furious that it had to suspend it. Elizabeth,Diana and Victoria are c lose behind,following widespread speculation that the royal couples f irst child will be a girl. All things considered,the bookies are likely on the right track. Royal names tend to be based on previous monarchs,relatives and godparents to ensure continuity,s aid historian Carolyn Harris,who lectures at the University of Torontos school of continuing studies. (The names s omething out of the blue. It will be something that fits into the royal lineage,names used by previous kings and queens,she added. Alexandra appears to be a good bet its the name of QueenE lizabeth IIs great-grandmother,a Danish princess who married E dward VII. The full name of Elizabeth herself also includes Alexandra,asw ell as Mary,her grandmother. Its not clear why people suddenl y became so enthusiastic about the name Alexandra over the past few days,though Simon Clare,a spokesman for the bookmaker Coral,offered a clue:Many of the bets appeared to be coming in fromB erkshire,the county thats home to royal residence Windsor Castle. ith these sorts of markets you dont expect a rush of money. Generally it comes once peoplet hink they know whats happened, he said. He added,however,that it could also just be that someone at the local pub said Kate quite liked the idea of the name. Much more reliable,then,to d elve into the royal family trees for clues. I n the middle ages royals sometimes used saintsnames,but since then most monarchs have stuck tot he names of predecessors Henry,William,Mary,James, R ichard,to name a few. Some royal names do not hark back to ancestors,but instead can be read as symbols that have national significance,Harris said. TakeArthur,the middle names of b oth Prince Charles and Prince William,which brings to mind the legendary King Arthur and tales of chivalry a favorite theme ingrained in Britains literature. E dward VIII,who abdicated in 1936,was christened Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David the first names were in honor of family members,but the last four were patron saints ofE ngland,Scotland,Ireland and Wales. N ot all British royal names are strictly English,though. Marriages with other European dynasties haveb rought in new additions to the name pool,like Isabella,Charlotte a nd Frederick. Given the weight of history,can William and the former Kate Middleton widely admired as the fresh,modern face of a crusty institution break with tradition andc all their child something trendy and unexpected? Experts dont think its likely. While children further down the line of succession have had moreu nconventional names for example,the grandchildren of Princess Anne,the queens only daughter, are called Savannah and Isla those first in line to the throne dont have such freedom. With royal children its rarely just the parents who have a say, H arris said. Safe to say,then,that the baby wont be called Apple or Wayne. Online: www.royal.gov.uk gives an offic ial account of British royal history. Sylvia Hui can be reached at h ttp://twitter.com/sylviahui Princess Alexandra? UK royal baby name bets surge
C M Y K Page B10News-SunSunday, April 14, 2013www.newssun.com AFFORDABLE CARE; 3.639"; 8"; Black; see great s avings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 3 3 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 4 4 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 4/14/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 6 6 7 7 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Thirtyfour brave runners,r anging in ages from 8 to 73, took on the ThirdA nnual Seminole Trail Run 5-K Challenge on April 6.E ven though the site of the run, t he Sun N Lake Preserve,is undergoing a selective tree thinning operation,thec ourageous participants were not daunted. Areas of the t rail run were a bit muddy from the previous nights rain and the trail had been altered in places due to the thinning operation. The pathw as rougher and wetter in places,but those that chose t o run found the challenges exciting and fun. The trail run takes particip ants through parts of the Preserve that showcase the i ncredible and unique beauty of the site. One of the management goals for theP reserve is to provide passive recreation and outdoor education.The Highlands C ounty Parks and Natural Resources Department is d oing just that by offering citizens this type of event. Members of the Seminole Club worked with staff from the Parks & NaturalR esources Department to lay out the 5K track,trim up the area and move fallen debris from the thinning operation. The trail was marked with yellow paint for runners to follow,maps were made andt he race was on. This years overall winner w ith a time of 24:21,was 8year-old Ashton Griffin. As he came across the finish line,Uncle Greg Griffin, who was about two secondsb ehind him,said he smoked his uncle!Ashton was thrilled to be the first place runner and stated,Last timeI got in fifth place. Ive kind o f been practicing. I really liked the trail. I stepped in a big pile of mud but I just ran right through it. I beat my last time by six minutes. Brendan Myers from Lake Wales was a first-time runner for this course. Myers stated,It was a lot of fun; I used to bike this area. This race was very challenging especially with the logging. I liked it better than open grass. I try to run one 5K a month. I work at the bombing range and I will definitely do this again next year. I understand the need to timb er this site the basil area is extremely high and it is in dire need of thinning. I had a l ot of fun and just ran right through the water and mud. L ois Hotchkiss,the oldest participant,ran the 5K in 34:10. She said,This is my third time running here. I love doing this trail run. Itsd ifferent and a real challenge. Another third time runner of the course was Savannah Oldfield with a time of 28:49. Savannah is also involved with the ChampionsE lite Club,which is a track and field organization h oused in Avon Park. Savannah stated,This is my third year in a row and its pretty fun. This year was more challenging,but I did-n t really get muddy. I ran real steady. I like to run because people wont judge you and you dont have to be coached. Its a year rounds port and you dont have to quit for a season.Mary Jo Grice,Savannahs fifth-grade teacher,said,Savannah has a lot of energy and she has found a way to channel it into a great thing. Running has made her such a good sportsman and she carries that into school with her all day. In each age group,male and female,a $10 Subway card was awarded to each first-place finisher,$5 cards to second-place winners and personal misters to each third-place participant. There w ere also on course prizes, as long as the runner could make it across the finish line h olding the prize container they picked up. There were f ive prizes,with one being a $50 gas card. Erin McCarta,the clubs president,said,It was a fantastic morning,with greata wards and prizes,everyone had fun and the club was able to continue contributing to our scholarship fund. I give a huge shout-out and special thanks to Doug and Arin for their wonderfulc oordination and help. And thanks to everyone who h elped out with the event. Congratulations to all the participants for taking on the challenge of this exciting 5K run. The Highlands CountyP arks and Natural Resources staff is certainly encouraged by the continued success of this and other 5Ks held at the Preserve. We believe thatt hese events encourage the use of the park for passive recreation purposes and allow the participants to enjoy the natural beauty the site provides. We look forward to working with the Seminole Club and other organizations in the future to provide such quality events. Seminole Trail Run5K Race Results for April 6, 2013 Overall Male Winner Ashton Griffin 24:21 Overall Female Winner Angel Nowling 27:49 Overall Junior Winner Z ach Farr 27:50 Male Age Group Winners Age 17under Eric M arshall 26:41 and Brendan Myers 32:29 A ge 30-39 Jose Chavez 22:06 ,Jeremy Vincent 27:20,Nelson Pacheco 36:42,Greg Griffin 24:23 and Matt Griffin 26:42 A ge 40-49 Ron Smith 28:26 Age 50-59 Steve Farr 31:45 and Nelson Pacheco 40:43 Age 60-69 Age 70+ Dale Bargar 46:10 and CliffA bles 46:31 Female Age Group W inners Age 17-under Savannah Oldfield 28:49 and Hannah Farr 30:26 Age 30-39 Laura Griffin 30:43,Heather Mellow3 0:43 and Krystal Griffin 43:52 Age 40-49 Mary Jo Grice 36:33 Age 50-59 Kim Smith 2 8:26 ,Tammy Jackson 34:15 ,Martie Brooker 36:33 ,Pam Farr 56:14 and Susie Whitehead 56:14 Age 60-69 Bettye Hart 45:55 Age 70+ Lois Hotchkiss 34:10 Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Third Annual Seminole Trail Run 5K Challenge proves exciting Courtesy photo A shton Griffin finishes first place in the Third Annual Seminole Trail Run 5K held at the S un N Lake Preserve. OUTDOORS N ews From T he W atershed Corine Burgess Associated PressMYRTLE BEACH,S.C. Rides and games could be returning to the Myrtle Beach Pavilion site seven years after the oceanfront attraction was demolished. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that the city has received an application from Strates Shows in Orlando to operate a summer-long carnival on vacant land at the former Pavilion site. Under the proposal,the carnival would be set up on a four-acre site next to the Adrenaline Adventures Zip Line that occupies another part of the property. The Pavilion was removed by the Burroughs & Chapin Co. back in 2006. The company has been negotiating with Strates to bring in the carnival. 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C M Y K M etro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,take time to sort through some of the paperwork on your desk. You could find there is something important that you overlooked that needs to be addressed. Taurus (April 21-May 21) There are a few things you cant seem to work out in your head,Taurus. A better idea may be to put everything on paper and perhaps the answer will jump out. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,there will be a few moments this week when you seem to have a breakthrough. Maybe its in a relationship or you have just the right answers at work. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Surprising events are in store as you continue to change your views about life-altering events,Cancer. You may find your master plan is entirely turned on its head. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,your energy level is so revved up that others wont be able to keep up with you. You may have to slow down a little to let others catch up. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,others find it difficult to change your opinion once you have your mind set on something. But it still helps to consider if the direction you're heading is the right way. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you may be feeling a little homesick,especially if you are away on business or on vacation. Try to make the most of the situation even if youre feeling nostalgic. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,if it seems like nothing is going your way, keep in mind there is a master plan in the works. You may not be able to see the resolution,but just be patient. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,there are a few puzzle pieces that you need to get into place and then youll have everything worked out. Reward yourself with a night out. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,lay low for awhile rather than drumming up some trouble. Tempting as it is to stir the pot,it may cause more difficulties for you in the long run. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,although you have a few projects on your to-do list,you cant seem to get started. Instead of looking at the entire list,tackle one task at a time and youll get the job get done. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,turn your thoughts to creative efforts and youll find the days will just fly by. Before you know it,the weekend will be here. Famous birthdaysApril 14 Adrien Brody, actor,40; April 15 Seth Rogen,actor,31; April 16 Lorraine Nicholson, actress,23; April 17 Sean Bean,actor,54; April 18 Conan O'Brien,TV host, 50; April 19 James Franco, actor,35; April 20 Miranda Kerr,model,30. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 14, 2013Page B11 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 9 9 2 2 SUBWAYSERIESB y R. NORRIS & J.L. NORRIS ACROSS 1 "___ Mia!" 6 Botanist's study 11 Economics pioneer Smith 15 Evite letters 19 Victim of Artemis 20 Chewy chocolate treats 2 1 Wrap alternative 22 Sport with touches 23 "I say, lovely places to w orship!"? 2 6 Summers of Food Network's "Unwrapped" 27 Ancient concert venues2 8 European chain 2 9 Functional clothing accessory 30 Mount near Olympus 31 __-am: kids' book character 33 Symphonic finale 3 4 Sleep inducer of a sort 3 6 Teflon advisory g roups? 42 Cry over, maybe 4 3 Division word 4 4 Surg. workplaces 45 Concerns in substance abuse therapy 50 Insert "@#$%!," say 51 RAZR MAXX manuf acturer 5 5 Its first maps were p ub. in 1905 56 Central Eur. power u ntil 1806 57 IOU? 61 Western treaty gp. 62 Speakeasy difficulty 64 Horn of Afr. country65 King and queen 66 Filled Italian fare6 9 Showed (in 7 2 White House middle n ame 7 5 Religious sch. with t he motto "Make no little plans here" 77 Latin I word 78 Pod resident 81 Really bad nursery c olor schemes? 86 24-hr. banking service 87 She played Mia in "Pulp Fiction" 88 It was held outside of California only once, in 1942 89 "Memoirs of a __" 92 Ristorante topper 96 Comfy top 97 Salon supplies 98 Pretense 99 Ones who control the markets? 1 04 Curious box opener 108 February deity 109 Frankfurt's river 110 Suffix with smack 111 "Food, Glorious Food" musical 113 Lyon lover's word 1 15 Shopping list entry 1 19 __ hall 1 20 What to grab for an early morning flight? 123 Agt. after tax evaders 124 DOE part: Abbr. 1 25 Half a historic b omber 126 VW and BMW 1 27 Sisterhood name in a Rebecca Wells novel 1 28 Hardly leave wanti ng 129 Latin for "he holds" 130 Food often spilled? DOWN 1 Charm 2 Fading star of the E ast? 3 1,760 yards 4 Sugar refining byproduct5 Whichever 6 Gambol 7 Roller coaster inversion8 Road travel pioneer 9 Mythical flying giant 10 Kutcher of "That '70sS how" 1 1 Word with sex or snob 12 Downsizing program? 13 World carrier 14 Maybelline purchase 15 Update, in a way 16 Muscle malady 17 Vice __ 18 Pie nut 2 4 More sordid 25 Helper 3 2 Onetime Yes label 33 Social group 35 Crux 36 Cheese-topped chip 37 Palais Garnier performance 38 Tiger's front andb ack? 3 9 Dragon's island 40 Figurehead place 41 Confident leader? 46 Siesta 47 Eponymous inventor Tupper 48 It might be going 49 What Simon does5 2 Soccer stadium shout 53 Alphabetic run 54 July 4th reactions 57 Jury trial Amendment 58 Seorita's other 59 Joins the race 60 SFO approximation 62 Indian royal 63 Lady's business? 6 6 St. Louis player 67 Prunes 6 8 Wrath, in a hymn 70 Eponymous comet tracker 71 Maximum trio? 72 Bra spec 73 Funny Bombeck 74 Makeup artist?7 6 PC port 7 8 Far from in vogue 79 Merman of Broadway 80 Squirrel away 82 College Football Hall of Fame inductee 29 years after Knute 83 Like epics 84 Beach bags8 5 Still-life vessel 89 Like drinkable milk 90 Beckett's homeland 91 Mystery writer's forte 93 Frequent child companion? 94 Earth-friendly prefix 9 5 Disco balls, e.g. 1 00 Admire to the max 101 Hurler Hershiser 1 02 Victoria's Secret purchase 103 Fight 104 Picayune 105 Therapy prefix 106 "When pigs fly!" 1 07 Ex of Rod Stewart 112 "__ a Kick Out of You": Cole Porter 113 Soon 114 Like chitchat 116 "Bye"1 17 Bespectacled Ghostbuster 1 18 Neatnik's bane 121 Propsuffix 122 Chitchat Solution on page 5B DIVERSIONS As we spoke by phone with ourf our-year-old granddaughter,we talked about some of the things we did at Christmast ime.She happily recalled singing, Jingle Bellsand proceeded to do so over the phone.I chuckled at howh er words ran together over certain phrases that she h eard in her head; but couldnt quite articulate word for word. I t wasnt that she had forgotten the words; but, d idnt really know what they were. Recently,a similar thing happened to a child repeating to me John 3:16,N KJV,from memory.The verse says: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,thatw hoever believes in Him should not perish but have e verlasting life. Except she said,or God so loved the worldt hat He gave His only forgotten Son How easily interchanged t hese two words are on a childs tongue. S o,I stopped her for a moment and told her the word was begotten not forgotten.She looked at me questioningly,but couldntc ontinue as I had broken her train of memorized thought. Start over,I said apologizing for having interrupted her. I thought she might say i t over just as before.But she caught on and said it correctly and beamed me a bigs mile as I complimented her on doing so well. But,it got me to thinking howf amiliar that verse is to many of us. We can say it without thinking about it.All someone has to say is John 3:16and the words spill from our mouths like w ater from an overflowing cup. And,in lots of ways,that i s a good thing; as long as the overflow is from our h earts.But I cant help but wonder if we sometimes would be more accurate in saying forgottenSon. Do we include Jesus in o ur everyday thought life? Do we turn to him with our h opes and dreams; for wisdom with decisions we need to make; for healing;d eliverance; and,the needs of our family? O r is he forgotten in the busyness of everyday tasks and demands so that we aret rying to accomplish everything on our own? Have we forgotten the extraordin ary cost of our salvation? If Jesus is forgotten,then w e are the poorer for it. For in him we have life, joy,peace,wisdom, strength,courageand the list goes on.He is Godso nly begotten sona birth unlike any other for he has always been...and only through him can we have everlasting life.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a N ews-Sun correspondent. Have we forgotten? D ear Abby: My daughter was married eight months ago. During the planning of the wedding,her fiance was very involved in every aspect of decision-making. Soon after the vows were exchanged,her new husband became cold and distant toward her. He would constantly tell her she made him miserable,and he allowed his mother to ridicule and berate her over things from her hair color to her cooking. My husband and I kept quiet because we didn't want to interfere. About a month ago,he decided he no longer wanted to be married. Since then,my daughter has revealed that shortly after the wedding she discovered her engagement ring was a fake,and he insisted she pay for half the costs of the honeymoon which she did. Wre not wealthy people,so paying for their wedding was a stretch for us. I am furious that my soon-to-be ex-son-in-law sat and watched us spend thousands of dollars on a wedding,knowing full well my daughter was wearing a fake ring on her hand and then insisted she pay for half the honeymoon. I wonder what his real motive was in marrying her. He shows no remorse and portrays himself as the victimfor having married someone who couldn't get along with his mother. How do I move forward and get over my anger and need for retribution? Outraged in Oklahoma Dear Outraged:Start by thanking your lucky stars that your daughter will soon be free of a husband who appears to be already married to his mother. Then realize that your daughter was married to a dishonest, verbally abusive user to whom she might have been tied for a lifetime if shed had a child or two with him. Dear Abby: Im a 24year-old gay man,and I still dont know if I want to have children or not. I feel that by this point I should know,but I dont. When I date,the subject inevitably comes up,and I never know how to respond. I used to think that children were an expense I would never want,but now the thought pops into my head from time to time. People have told me d be a great dad. I think so,too. When and how will I know for sure? And in the meantime,what should I tell the guys I date? Undecided in Washington D.C. Dear Undecided: It is not unusual for a person your age regardless of sexual orientation to be unsure about taking on the responsibilities of parenthood. You will probably k now for sureyou want children when you are in a stable relationship and financially able to provide for them. In the meantime, tell the guys you date that you thinkyou would like to be a parent one day but youre not yet ready to set up a nursery. Dear Abby: Im a 29year-old male. Is it normal for me to be dating a woman who is in her mid50s? I really like her,and she likes me,but sex seems to be an issue because she is hesitant to engage with someone who is my age. In her words,she is old enough to be my mother and its weird.What are your thoughts? Jay in New Jersey Dear Jay: It's unusual for a man in his 20s to be dating a woman that much older,but its not unheard of. It is more common for the reverse to be true. Remind her that the age difference hasnt stopped some men from doing it, and were living in the age of equality. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. Send your name and mailing address, plus check for $7 to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Mans commitment to marriage as fake as engagement ring Scorpio needs to remember there is a master plan Pause And Consider Jan Merop Horoscope Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Dear Abby
C M Y K LIVING B12 PA GE News-Sun Sunday, April 14, 2013 Synchronizing or staggering the opening and closing of air-direction valves in a wave pool will create varying wave patt erns.RollerOne line of water that spans the width of the pool.Double rollerTwo lines of water, one right after the other.DiamondNarrower swells that alternate.Double diamondTwo swells occurring at alternating intervals.Average wave heightWave pools can create swells 10 feet tall. Average waves will measure between 4 and 6 feet high.to 6 Balance tankA wave pool is constantly losing water. Some water evaporates or is filtered away.Most of the lost water leaves the pool when swimmers get out. To maintain a consistent level, water is continuously pumped into the pool.The pool uses a balance tank to hold the water displaced by swimmers.An autofill mechanism in the tank is activated when its time to add more water or store displaced water.FilterThe water filtration system for a wave pool is similar to a water treatment plant.Water is first pumped through a series of baskets that catch large debris.The water is then forced through a tank of sand and gravel that strains away smaller particles of dirt and oil.Air blowerCentrifugal fans produce a continuous supply of highvelocity air.The air is channeled to a chamber just off of the wave pool.Valves in pipes leading away from the chamber open and close at controlled intervals.Air-direction valves closedWhen the valves are closed, the builtup air in the chamber presses down on the water surface in the caisson. The resulting water displacement creates a wave in the pool.Air compressionAn electric-powered air compressor (not shown) provides the force needed to operate pistons that open and close valves in lines leading from the air chamber. These elbow-like pipes are called plenums.Air direction valves openWhen the air valves are open, air escapes and the level of water in the caisson adjacent to the pool rises. Here are the mechanics involved in making wave pools work: Diagram is schematicPool timingA wave pool can be set to create waves at designated intervals. A typical example is 10 minutes of waves followed by 10 minutes of calm water.Air blower Balance tank Filtration system Air chamber Water line Water level Water level Water level Caisson Caisson Caisson Air valve closed Air valve open Air valve closed Plenum Plenum Plenum Sand Gravel Water The force of a waters d rop hitting the surface causes displacement (waves). When you push on water at one point, the energy travels outward, through the surrounding water.Trough WavelengthWaves that travel in the same direction that the medium m oves are called longitudinal waves. The man-made waves created in a wave pool are longitudinal waves.Point of impact Crest Wave medium( water)Energy flow Pool gutterA trough around the edge of the pool catches overspill from waves and redirects it to the filtration system. Some wave pools vary the position of their caissons to add wave pattern possibilities. Pool power:The electricity needed to run a 1.2 million-gallon wave pool is 2,000 amps.The average home is wired for a 200-amp service.300 feet Deep end 7 feet Approximately 5 degrees 1 foot thickness Design:The number of air compressors, blowers, valves, plenums and caissons in a wave pool will vary.Caissons Researched and illustrated by David Arbanas,Milwaukee Journal SentinelE very summer, millions of people visit water parks.Among the most popular features are artificial beach shores known as wave pools.These pools simul ate a natural surf using compressed air.Wave pool settings can be configured to provide different wave types.Heres how a typical wave pool works: