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C M Y K NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, July 24-25, 2013Volume 94/Number 88 | 50 cents w ww.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip low down ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 Rod Lewis/News-Sun CelebrationsB7 ClassifiedsA9 ClubsB6 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Friends & NeighborsB8 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Whats CookingB12 Index Flushing for Jade Boys are battlingSebring, Avon Park fighting for Dixie Boys state title at Max Long Complex SPORTS, B1Grill makeoverBecome a master of Mediterranian flavors PAGEB12 More T-storms in the afternoon High 90 Low 74Details, A12 S amantha Gholar/News-Sun Chrissie Huckins and Taryn Todd paint their way through a row of toilets Saturday. The purple toilets will be used for the Flushing for Jade fundraiser beginning on Aug. 5. By ROD LEWIS N ews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID When more heavy rains caused flood water to advance to within a half inch of a home on Washington Boulevard, a team of neighbors, friends andv olunteer firemen moved in and saved the house from major damage. If it wasnt for those four kids, the water would have been in the house, homeowner Lorraine Russell said Monday. The four kids Russell was talking about Neighbors team up to save LP home Sandbags, pump help keep flood water out By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK In a unanimous vote at its regular meeting Monday night, the city council quickly approved a proposed millage rate of $.30 per $1,000 in property value for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This means, for example, a home valued at $70,000 would pay $21 in ad-valorem taxes to the city. There was no discussion, but City Manager Julian Deleon told the council members this was the second year in a row that the millage rate has been lowered. In 2012, the rate was $5.89 per $1,000, bringing in $1.3 million in tax revenues, he said. AP slashes property tax rate B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Danielle Jackson, Missy Sperry, Ashley Rowe, Taryn Todd and Chrissie Huckins were busy painting away Saturday at Sperrys home in Wauchula, but it wasnt a home improvement project. The group spent their weekend doing an unconventional task for a very good reason. Afundraiser called Flushing for Jade is in the works in Avon Park to help support a local young girl who is currently battling cancer. Flushing for Jade will run Aug. 5-19. Jade Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of Greg and Jackie Jackson, was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and suffers from an ependymoma tumor. Following her surgery two weeks ago, Jackson has begun undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. According to Danielle Jackson, the pill form of the treatment makes Jackson sick, but she is pushing through the treatments. Saturday, the five ladies gathered to paint nine toilets that will be used for the Flushing for Jade fundraiser. The fundraiser is modeled after the American Cancer Societys flamingo and toilet fundraisers, Sperry said. Fundraiser for Avon Park teen battling cancer begins Aug. 5 Facebook Jade Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of Greg and Jackie Jackson, is battling cancer See HOME, A4 See FLUSHING, A5 See AP, A4 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Members of the city council voted 4-1, Garrett Anderson dissenting, to put the new city charter on the ballot in the next election. Mayor Sharon Schuler was angry as the discussion began Monday night. She said there are rumors accusing the council of rewriting the charter in order to serve their own personal interests. That is a bald-faced lie, Schuler said. City Attorney Gerald Buhr said the charter revision was his call. He asked the city to rewrite its charter in 2012. It had not been revised in decades, Buhr said. Portions of the charter are obsolete due to changes in state statutes, and much of the language is archaic. It is normal for charters to be rewritten at regular intervals for those reasons, he said, adding, It was time. Jim Barnard, who served on the voluntary citizen committee that drafted the document, told the council, Our main focus was to make the charter shorter and easier to read, to be clear and decisive. Andersons concerns have to do with certain provisions he believes are illegal. He said according to the charter, members and city employees AP city council passes proposed charter on to the voters Schuler See CITY, A4


C M Y K By BARRYFOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentSEBRING One of the f irst major engagements for the newly renovated andC ircle Theatre has been booked by the Highlands County Tea Party. The theatre on the historic Circle in downtown Sebringh ad its grand opening Thursday night with an invitation-only gala. Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch will bea ppearing at the new Sebring landmark on Wednesday, Aug. 7. He probably is best known for his They Come to Americafilms, said Lester Lob, who arranged for Lynch to make the local appearance as part of his Never Forget Tour through Florida. Lob said one enticement will be that in addition to his 90-minute presentation, those who ante up the $10 ticket fee will receive a pair o f DVDs of Lynchs films. Thats about a $30 value, s o people really will be getting more back than they puto ut, he said. Following his presentation, Lynch plans to hold a meet-and-greet with residents who wish to talk morea bout the subject of illegal immigration and to get their DVDs signed. Well known in the conservative community, Lynchsa ppearance has already drawn interest from outside of Highlands County. e have already been asked for tickets by folks from Hardee and Polk counties, Lob said. We really want to try and give our local residents first shot at it because there will only be 300 seats available. That is the maximum seating for the renovated Circle Theatre, which will put their new chairs in a stadiumstyle configuration to allow f or the largest audience. For other functions, there is the a bility to put in tables, but that cuts back on availables eating. Lob said a number of local VIPs have been invited in to talk to Lynch before his evening performance. T hose who want additional information may call the Circle Theatre at 382-1029. Page A2News-SunWednesday, July 24, pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 July 19 1620243942MB: 46x:3Next jackpot $13 millionJuly 16 1014214053MB: 20x:2 July 12 45252751MB: 10x:3 July 20 82122274044x:3Next jackpot $40 millionJuly 17 134121538x:4 July 13 21011414253x:4 July 22 28202329 July 21 16132336 July 20 24183335 July 19 1120252936 July 22 (n 4670 July 22 (d 6740 July 21 (n 0792 July 21 (d 7846 July 22 (n 236 July 22 (d 089 July 21 (n 698 July 21 (d 534 July 19 624303921 July 16 78294212 July 12 219374313 July 9 1218283922 July 20 1425273858 PB: 6Next jackpot $166 millionJuly 17 122343842 PB: 17 July 13 28223537 PB: 6 Lottery Center This weeks question: Should the county raise the millage to the rollback rate to help make up the budget shortfall? O nline Yes 43.8% No 56.2% Total votes: 89 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at K atara Simmons/News-Sun T he Champion for Children Circle Theatre held its grand opening on Thursday. The Highlands Tea Party has booked one of the first events to be held in the renovated space. Tea Party books filmmaker to speak at Circle Theatre News-Sun staffAVON PARK Aman who reported t hat he had been beaten and robbed by two teen girls was instead himself arrested on Friday after an investigation determined that he had actually been the attacker. A ccording to a Highlands County Sheriffs Office report, Deputy Jorge Martinez responded to the Church of God in Christ at 1320 South Carolina Ave. at 9:04 p.m. Friday, where 54-y ear-old Eddie Evans told him he had been jumped by two teen girls on South Carolina Avenue near West Cornell Street and robbed of his money and a plastic bag containing canned Natural Ice beer he had just bought. When asked about the smell of alcohol on his breath, Evans reportedly toldM artinez that he drank beer all day, every day While at the scene of the reported attack, the teenagers approachedM artinez and told him Evans had followed them from the Best Food Mart store at 1303 Memorial Drive, mak-i ng sexual advances, and that he had grabbed one of them by the arm, causing her to fall to the ground. The girls then defended themselves by punching Evans in the face and head. When Evans walked away from the girls carrying his bag of beer hea llegedly turned and pulled what appeared to be a knife out of his pocket and threatened to cut them. The girls ran away, one of them dropping a cell phone that Evans allegedly picked upa nd then smashed on the ground. Martinez reported that he found the bag of beer outside of Evansresidence and that a search of Evans turned up a pair of scissors in his pocket, foldedo ut and ready to be used as a weapon. After being medically cleared from his complaints of shoulder pain, Evans was taken to the county jail and booked on charges of aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief and petit theft. Man claiming to be victim is arrested Reportedly told deputy he drinks beer all day, every day Evans The News-Sun lost a familym ember Monday when we received word of the sudden passing of Janelle Dennison,o ur former news clerk. Janelle, who also wrote an occasional columnc alled AHearts Journey, left the News-Sun only a few short months ago. Janelle was always such a bright spot to the News-S un. She made it part of her job to go around and m ake small talk with the staff, checking on their family members and mak-i ng sure everyone was doing OK. She loved heari ng stories about all of the children and made it a point to ask how they were doing if she found out any of them had been ill. F or me, she was someone with whom I shared a l ot in common. She loved Elvis Presley, probably more so than myself ift hats at all possible. She always remembered his b irthday and the anniversary of his death. More importantly, she l oved Jesus Christ. She shared her faith anytime she was given an opportun ity. She and I had numerous talks about our faith. Sheh elped remind me that I was not alone as I struggled with being a divorced woman,a single parent of two young children and then two young teens. She was excited whenm y daughter graduated from high school and knowing that she was about to graduate from college. She enjoyed hearing tales ofw hat stunts my son was pulling next. O ne former co-worker told of how Janelle met her future husband and saidt here were lights on over his head. She said Janelle c alled them his halo. It was like Janelle knew before Ann-Marie did how good he was going to be for her. Thats how Janelle was. S he didn't hesitate to tell anyone the good she saw in t hem and she saw the good in everyone. Aside from the many talks we shared, Iw ill miss Janelles infectious laugh the most. Often s he would get tickled with something she said herself and would laugh, which ofc ourse would make me laugh. News-Sun loses member of family At Random Romona Washington HLT offering special deal for Forum ticketsS EBRING Highlands Little Theatres presentation of Funny Thing Happened on the Way tot he Forum continues through Sunday. Written b y Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart (creator of M*A*S*H), with musica nd lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Forum is a bout a crafty Roman slave trying to gain his freedom by helping the H ero win the hand of Philia. In classic farce tradition, there is mistaken identity, whacky mishaps and silly situa-t ions to entertain audiences of all ages. Evening shows are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.M atinee performances are on Saturday and Sunday a t 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20, youth tickets are$ 10. The theatre is offering bring a friend for 10 special pricing: buy one adult ticket at regular price, get a second adultt icket for $10. The offer is subject to seat availability and valid while supplies last. The box office is at 3 56 West Center Ave. and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and one hour before performances. Tickets may be purchased in person by calling 863-382-2525 or online at, music at Dairy QueenSEBRING The Dairy Queen in front of Home Depot in Sebring will be the site of a car show and music from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to the car show, Sebrings Aggressive Eagle Racing team will be on hand with its racing trucks and the trophies. Music will be provided by Mr. Athe DJ. SFSC offers Child Care Classes AVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department will offer Introduction to Child Care classes in the fall. The 40-hour class will cover child care facility rules and regulations, health, safety, and nutrition, identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect, child growth and development, behavioral observation and screening, and special needs appropriate practices. Classes will be held on Mondays and Community Briefs Continued on A5 See STAFF, A4 RICHMOND, Va. (AP AFood and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business. The federal agency released the independent review on Tuesday and is seeking input from the health community, the tobacco industry and others on possible restrictions on the mintflavored cigarettes. The FDAevaluation concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes are more or less toxic or contribute to more disease risk to smokers than regular cigarettes. However, there is adequate data to suggest that menthol use is likely associated with increased smoking initiation by younger people and that menthol smokers have a harder time quitting, the review said. Theres also evidence indicating that menthols cooling properties can reduce the harshness of cigarette smoke and that menthol cigarettes are marketed as a smoother alternative, the review said. Menthol cigarettes raise critical public health questions, Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products, said in a conference call with reporters. Zeller said theres no holdup on the FDAproposing restrictions on menthol but that there are still some important questions that need to be answered. The agency is commissioning further research. A2011 FDAadvisory panel report, which was mandated under the 2009 law giving the agency the authority to regulate tobacco, made many of the same findings. FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose health risk


C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516editor@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. V ICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. A DVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 24, 2013Page A3 While the U.S. and Russia wrangle o ver the fate of the National Security Agency leaker, a move is underway in Congress to restructure the NSAso thatt he phone companies, rather than the spy agency itself, would retain cons umersphone records for a set amount of time. Proponents of the 215 surveillance p rogram note that it collects metadata the numbers called and length of c alls, not the calls themselves. But civil libertarians worry about the risks of anyone storing any kind of data for longer than actually necessary. We might not expect privacy on the I nternet which was invented by the government, after all but what about v isits we make to actual, physical sites, not just websites? Law enforcement agencies in N ebraska and elsewhere around the country are expanding the use of autom atic license plate readers to alert officers if they have been involved in a c rime. The American Civil Liberties Union is worried about the collection ofa nother type of metadata where we travel in our cars and has released d ocuments indicating law enforcement agencies have few rules about the use and storage of data collected... T he systems use cameras mounted on patrol cars or on objects like road signs a nd bridges, and the documents show that their deployment is increasing rapidly, with significant funding coming from federal grants. They photograph every license plate they encounter, uses oftware to read the number and add a time and location stamp, then record t he information in a database. Police are alerted when numbers match lists containing license numbers of interest,s uch as stolen cars. The ACLU report makes a number of s pecific recommendations for use of such data: Police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred beforee xamining the date. Unless there are legitimate reasons to retain records, they should be deleted within days or weeks at most. People should be able to find out i f their carslocation history is in a law enforcement database. And its not just the police.T he ACLU points out that one private company holds more than 800 million license plate location records andi s used by more than 2,200 law enforcement agencies, including the U .S. Department of Homeland Security. The classic argument in favor of such surveillance is that law-abidingc itizens who have nothing to hide should not object to the government b eing able to track their movements or their phone calls, texts or Internet activities. No one who takes a licensed vehicle out on a public road should expect to be able to keep their where-a bouts a secret, they contend. But as post 9/11 abuses of power h ave illustrated, the right to privacy is fragile and not easily restored once it is lost. An editorial from the McCook (Neb. Gazette. License plate info latest risk to personal privacy As one late-night talk show host observed, we didnt know whether to be surprised to learn that the government was invading our privacy by keeping track of our cellphone calls, email and Internet activity, or more surprised to learn that anyone actually believed they still had privacy on the Internet or their cellphones. The Golden RuleEditor: In the last election, there was great confusion over what the candidates believed. As an active candidate for a seat in the US House of Representatives, I believe in a government that is Of the People, By the People and For the People all of the People, not just the privileged few. The only way to achieve that end is by observing the Golden Rule, the rule taught by Christ himself, which is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. ... The Golden Rule applies to all, regardless of age, gender or financial status. But, all too often, the people we send to Washington apply the rule only to those who are able to pay for their consideration. In effect, they sell their votes to the highest bidder. For them, the working class is out of sight and out of mind. Thus, we the people stand helplessly by, aghast at the trends we see in Congress trends that would not exist without the support of those weve elected to represent us. This year, in deciding which candidates to support for the office of U.S. Representative, voters need to ask themselves: Am I better off than I was two years ago? Will I be better off two years from now if the incumbents are re-elected? God willing, I will be running in Floridas 17th District. As a veteran with 10 years of prior federal service, I am prepared to observe the Golden Rule for the betterment of my district, my state and our country. To get my name On the Ballot for the Primary Election of 2014, I need to obtain 4,227 signed petitions from registered voters in the 17th District. This petition may be signed by any registered voter in the 17th District, regardless of party affiliation. If you live in Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades counties or the northern part of Lee County (Lehigh Acres) you are part of the 17th District. The petition form will be sent, upon request, to any registered voter in the above-listed counties. To complete the form, you need to provide no more than your full name, address, date of birth (or voter registration number) and signature. To request the form, please write to Erin Kent Magee Republican candidate for U.S. House of RepresentativesA curb on powerEditor: I have really cut down on my writing, but after an extended illness from which Im still recovering I decided I needed to return. I feel there is a lack of knowledge considering the condition of our nation. We have always been a unique people, believing in freedom of speech, religion and every area of life so long as it is not detrimental to others. This did not come cheap, but with much bloodshed. May we never accept their dying in vain. Most of us are aware of President Obamas determination to carry his point in all things. He has tried desperately to stop the coal industry. This is something that will affect every part of life. Energy is intertwined with everything we use on a daily basis. Over-regulation is causing prices to soar. Restrictions on how we can use our property is a burden. One couple had property to build their home. Regulators stopped them and told them they would be charged an exorbitant fee for every day they continued. There are many others things. He is bent on everyone belonging to the union. Thats why he stopped dealing with their leadership. This caused the loss of many jobs, the pipeline and so on. The only leverage we have is through our Congress and he does a pretty good job going around them with his executive orders. We need more trusted officials who will uphold law and order. Any one who can respect these candidates will be a blessing. Things are very confusing, but if we listen regularly to the news and keep an open mind through prayer for the Lords help, we can have a part in making practical changes. Willile Clyde Toole Cloud Sebring A ccording to the Washington Post, this is Obamas last campaign.H s brought back his polling director from the c ampaign, David Simas, to run the largest sales effort of its kind: an effort to selle xpensive health insurance policies to an estimated 2.7 million young and healthy p eople who dont use much health care. I f that describes you, expect to be inundated with a sales blitz the likes of which the world has never seen, with ads on TV, radio,o nline, email, mail, at school, at work and even from nagging parents. Dont fall for it. They are all trying to trick you into buying a product you dont want or need. Its a scam and yous hould say no. Consider the price. This y ear, a typical individual policy for a 25 year-old non-smoker in California costs $92 a month. Next year, under the new healthr eform law, it will cost $205. Surveys show that price is overwhelmingly rejected as unaffordable, which is where the snakeo il sales pitch comes in, stressing not the price but the alleged savings from taxpayer-funded subsidies. Supposedly, youre saving thousands of dollars, they say, even though the price doubled. This is the same kind of sales tactic that Elliot Spitzer infamously sued clothing store Jos A Bank over the claim of savings from a full price that never existed. Even worse, the vast sales force hired to sell health insurance is largely unmonitored and unscreened. Which means thousands of them may have taken the job primarily as a cover to collect your private information, including Social Security and bank account numbers, for the purpose of committing fraud and identity theft. In California alone there are 21,000 so-called enrollment counselors, and Democrat Dave Jones, the states insurance commissioner, is warning that the state has n o plan to stop them from committing fraud. We can have a real disaster on ourh ands, he said. And there is literally no benefit for a healthy young p erson to sign up, because the new regulations in the h ealth reform law make it illegal for insurance companies to reject you even after you get sick, or to charge you higher premiums. So int he event that something happens to you, you can always sign up after the fact and save the thousands of dollars you would have otherwise wasted along the way. T his feature of the law is problematic as a matter of p ublic policy, because it creates an incentive only for sick people to buy insurance, forcing premiums ever higher. But for ani ndividual young person, it makes the decision to buy coverage foolish. In fact, if youre a young, healthy person, the onlyg ood argument for you to buy into the new health insurance system is that you are required to do so, forced by the individual mandate as a matter of law. But the Supreme Court let you off the hook for that last year when they found that the only way for the mandate to be constitutional is if it is simply a legally neutral choice between spending thousands on insurance or paying a $95 penalty tax. So its up to you. Spend thousands of dollars on health insurance you dont need, or pay a simple $95 tax. Dont get scammed by the fancy sales pitch. Its an easy choice. Phil Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. Kerpen can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Dont fall for the health care hard sell Guest Column Phil Kerpin


C M Y K Page A4News-SunWednesday, July 24, COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; july ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 6 6 9 9 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 7 7 5 5 were neighbors who had observed the house for many days, saw the water rising and knew somethingh ad to be done. Cyrus Wilson said that he had n ever met Russell or her roommate, Ed Miks, but he and his friends saw whatw as happening and thought there could be something t hat they could do to help them. So we came down here a nd saw how bad it was, he said. Wilson, Jerian Watts, Colton Sumrell and Jayme Watts started placing sand-b ags around the house Sunday and worked through the night into Monday morning. The battle was won and the house wass aved. The fight had been o ngoing for almost two weeks, according to neigh-b or Johnathan Dweese, who volunteered the pump that was being used to relocated the water. Dweese said that he had been pumping thew ater for about six days and had it down to about six inches when more heavy rains came Friday. Efforts to save to house k icked into high gear, and things moved quite quickly. There were approximately 1 0 members of the Highlands Park Estates Volunteer Fire Department who came to help Friday night. They allowed the useo f fire hoses to help pump the water away from the house. Wilson Agriculture donated sand, Lowes stayed open so that bags could be purchased at a dis-c ount and the Watts and Sumrell families gave donat ions. Even the services of Auntie Barbies Pet Services are being used for Russells dog, a corgi. After a cursory view of t he scene, Red Cross volunteer Adam Kraus said that the Red Cross could assist with food in this case. We will have to see what happens next door. The house next door had a flooded yard, but the water was not as high as Russells house. The third house on the street also was flooded, but not as severely as the other two. Russell commented that the house had a problem with water in 2005 when there was an active hurricane season that brought a lot of water, and expresses her gratitude for those that helped her. She also mentioned that there used to bea lake behind the house, but that it had been filling in. One of the neighbors suggested that it might help if the lake was dug out to give the water some place to go. Continued from A1 In 2013 the rate was lowered to $3.60 per $1,000, bringing the city $770,000. The proposed $.30 millage will bring in $64,000. Revenue from utility bills will partly compensate for the difference. This proposed large tax cut is the result of the various programs and partnerships implemented, Deleon said. We have reduced expenditures, and scaled back the work force. On its second year, the contract with the sheriff is saving an estimated $525,000. In fiscal year 2014, I am optimistic, he added. In 2009, the city couldnt pay its bills. By December of this year, we will be debt free and have $200,000 set aside in the contingency fund and one of the lowest tax rates in the country. I am pleased that we have implemented the councils vision on lowering the tax burden on city residents and businesses. We are moving the citys financial model from a tax generating model to a fee-based one. The proposed budget is available at the citys Web site at The first budget meeting is begins 8 a.m. Saturday at the city council chambers. Continued from A1 Rod Lewis/News-Sun S everal people pitched in to help place sand bags around a home on Washington Boulevard in Lake Placid after heavy rains caused flooding that threatened to reach inside the home over the weekend. She also loved to sing. Many times they were little ditties that she made up herself, but shed also break out with Hound Dog just for the fun of it. She was certainly excited to hear of Scott Dressels sister Shelbys run on American Idol and tried to keep up with what was going on with her. I admired the way that Janelle never complained about anything. If she wast feeling well, she didnt let on. If something was bothering her, you couldnt tell unless she was comfortable enough with you to share what was weighing heavy on her heart. Thats the way she lived life, with a positive look on everything. Janelle never saw the bad in anything or anyone. She will forever be in my heart and Im sure Im not the only one who feels that way. The entire staff loved her. Like I said, we are family here at the News-Sun and she was a big part of it. We love you, Janelle. Romona Washington is publisher of the News-Sun. Continued from A2 who refuse to testify in i nvestigations will be subject to removal. I dont think that is legal, he said. If we cant do it legally, why put it in? (The charter away some rights from residents when we need more. I am not 100 percent in favor o f it and I dont want my name on it. Final approval is up to voters. The charter will be on the ballot at the next citye lection on Nov. 5. It may be reviewed at the city Web site, Click on the city council packet for July 22. Continued from A1 Home saved from flood when neighbors pitch in to help Staff mourns loss of News-Sun family member City charter changes turned over to voters AP millage rate cut is approved C HRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun ( From left) City attorney Gerald Buhr, Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilman Parke S utherland discuss the proposed Avon Park charter Monday night. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering workshops and classes to help improvew orkplace skills and productivity this summer and fall at the SFSC Highlands Campus. In Successfully Managing Y our Marketing Elements, participants will learn how to effectively reach target audiences through the use of advertising, public relations, social media, and speciale vents. This class will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. T uesday, Aug. 13. The cost of the course is $60, and the course number is (CRN1 1293. In Workplace Spanish, p articipants will learn key terms and expressions that are vital for communication in a working environment. Each class participantr eceives a manual, an audio CD, and a companion Click ITCD-ROM. This class willb e held for 12 weeks from 68 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 5-Oct. 28. The deadline to register for this course is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. T he Home Health Aide Certificate course is a 75contact hour course that prepares certified nursing assistants (CNAh ome health agency providing care to clients in the home setting. Emphasis is placed on communication, interpersonal relationships, nutrition, shopping, andh ome safety. Successful completion of this course p rovides a home health certificate and meets the guidelines established by theF lorida Department of Education. Acurrent Florida C NAcertification and a current CPR certification are required prior to enrollment. The class will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-2 7. The cost of the course is $295, and the course number i s (CRN1310. The class requires the purchase of two books not available at campus bookstore. The 30-hour IVTherapy c lass satisfies the requirements for licensed practicaln urses as outlined by the Florida Board of Nursing. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 26-S ept. 16. The cost of the class is $195.99, and $26.9 5 p lus tax for the book, which i s available at the SFSC C ampus Bookstore. The course number is (CRN 10784. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or a t any SFSC campus or center. For more information, cont act Lorrie Key, director, Corporate and Community Education at 784-7033 or by e mailing corporatetraini Summer and fall workshops, classes offered at SFSC MIAMI (APThe U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Florida on Monday, accusing the state of unnecessarily institutionalizing about 200 disabled children in nursing homes and cutting services that would allow them to receive care at home. Federal investigators visited six nursing homes around the state and identified about 200 children who didnt need to be there and could benefit from care at home or elsewhere in the community. They found that once in the facilities, many children stay for years, some growing up in the nursing homes. The investigation found cold, hospital-like facilities where children share common areas with elderly patients and rarely leave or go outside. Investigators noted that the children are not exposed to social, educational or recreational activities critical to development. They also said educational opportunities are limited to as little as 45 minutes a day and that many of the childrens families live hundreds of miles away, according to the lawsuit. Parents say they have no other option because the state has slashed in-homes services, including nursing care for critically ill children on ventilators and feeding tubes. Investigators also said Florida is violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and infringing on the childrens civil rights by segregating and isolating them. The average length of stay is three years. Many of the children are physically disabled but mentally cognizant. Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek said Monday that the state had recently improved an already strong program. She also chastised the Obama administration for the lawsuit. 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C M Y K Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 30, from 5:30 8:30 p.m. at t he SFSC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRNThe cost of the course is $199.99, and includes six manuals. P articipants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contactD ebbie Gutierrez, program specialist, at 784-7032 or e mail gutierrd@southflorida.eduRoads closed for Caladium FestivalLAKE PLACID From F riday to Sunday, Interlake Boulevard in downtown Lake Placid will be closed to through traffic due to the Chamber of Commercesa nnual Caladium Festival. Interlake will be closed from Oak Avenue to Main Avenue. Traffic will be easily routed around the festival. On Saturday, the annual Dr.Tom McDonald 5K race will take place around the downtown area beginning at 7 a.m. Traffic during the race will be slowed and stopped at various areas to maintain both runner safety and safe vehicle travel. The LPPD appreciates everyones courtesy and patients during the scheduled special events. Anyone with questions, comments, or concerns can call Chief James Fansler at 863-699-3757. SFSC offers child development class at Hardee CampusBOWLING GREEN South Florida State Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering the Florida Child Care Professional Credential I (FCCPC I 2013 at the Hardee Campus. Completion of the FCCPC I course is a key element to earning a Florida Child Care P rofessional Credential (FCCPCThe FCCPC I course addresses eight corea reas of knowledge and skill associated with delivery of quality education to preschool children and builds upon the content of the state-m andated training courses previously completed by the caregiver. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 27 through Nov. 5, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the SFSC Hardee Campus, 2968U S 17 N., Bowling Green. The cost is $300 and the c ourse number (CRN 11338. T o register for the course, visit Building B on the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For m ore information on Child Development classes, email Debbie Gutierrez, program specialist, early childhood education at or call 784-7032.Sponsors/donors needed for programSEBRING Sponsors and donors are needed for the children enrolled in The Salvation Armys Back to School Clothing Program. Stop by the office at 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. to pick up a childs apple with all the information needed for shopping. The deadline for returning the items back to The Salvation Army is Friday, Aug. 2. For more information, call 385-7548, ext. 100.Register now for Founders Day Bed RaceSEBRING The Mad Mattress Dash Bed Race scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, is now open for registrat ion. The 10 a.m. bed race will take place on North Ridgewood Drive and cos-t umes are encouraged. There are no entry fees. A ll one must do is visit the Sebring Chamber of Commerce or Sebring CityH all to pick up an application, or go to F y.Trophies will be awarded to the winner of the race and the best-decorated bed. Again, costumes are encour-a ged as this is Halloween Saturday in Sebring. For more information, call 655-5554.Elks Day at the RaysSEBRING Tickets are now on sale for Elks Day w ith the Tampa Bay Rays c oming Aug. 18. This sixth annual Florida Elks fundrais-e r is open to all members a nd guests. Cost of the tickets is $50 and includes transportationa nd ticket. From each ticket, $5 will go to support the Harry-Anna Fund. E veryone participating in this fundraiser will receive a Rays/Elks tote bag. Call Angie Warchak, 4712150, for reservations. Continued from A2 www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 24, 2013Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 9 9 9 0 0 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/24/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 7 7 9 9 Community Briefs After speaking to the ACS, Sperry was told the i dea can be used for personal fundraisers. I called them to see if it w as something that the American Cancer Society did exclusively. They said no, so I decided we would do it for Jade, said Sperry. Toilets were donated and dropped off at Sperrys home and the ladies went straight to work painting the toilets a b right shade of purple. Red paint was used to write Jades favorite Bible scriptures onto the front of the toilets that will be used f or the fundraiser. Sperry and the group are excited about how the community of Avon Park has come together to support the Jackson family. They have to drive her to t he hospital for treatment six or seven times a week, said Sperry. Its getting expensive for them. This fundraise r will help raise money to support them. We dont havea specific goal set just yet, j ust as much money as we c an raise. The Flushing fundraiser works simply. Anyone wishi ng to participate (donate money) calls 245-6877 number and places an order for t he toilet to be placed in a persons yard. The person who placed the toilet order p ays $10. If the homeowner wants the potty removed from their yard, it will cost $ 15. It will be $20 to have the toilet removed and placed in the yard of your c hoice and $30 to buy insu rance guaranteeing it does not v isit your yard again. s worked really well for the ACS and other fundraisers so we are hopin g it works well for us too. I know exactly whose yard Im putting one in first,S perry said with a laugh. All the funds raised will g o the Jackson family to help pay travel expenses to and from All Childrens Hospital for Jades treatments. Donations are also being a ccepted. Anyone wishing t o donate to the Jackson family may mail payments to Missy Jackson Sperry, 509 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula, FL33873 o r e-mail wandmsperry@embarqmail .c om. Checks for the Flushing for Jade fundrai ser should be made payable to the Jade Jackson Fund. Order forms for the trave l ing toilets may be picked up a t Top Shop and the J acaranda Hotel in Avon P ark or downloaded from th e Flushing for Jade Facebook page. Continued from A1 Flushing for Jade fundraiser to benefit Jackson family Samantha Gholar/News-Sun A group of friends slather on the purple paint Saturday afternoon as part of the Flushing for Jade fundraiser. Missy Sperry, Danielle Jackson, Ashley Rowe, Taryn Todd and Chrissie Huckins painted several toilets purple which will be used as props for the fundraiser. MIAMI (AP Authorities say a 2-year-old South Florida boy has died at the hands of his father just one month after child welfare officials removed the baby from his mothers care. Miami-Dade police say Angel Villegas was annoyed with the baby because he was sick and threw him on the bed. The child hit his head ona wall. Areport from the Department of Children and Families says the boys injuries were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. He was hospitalized with serious injuries and died Sunday. Its the latest in a handful of deaths involving children who had contact with child protection officials. The head of DCF abruptly resigned last week. His chief of staff quietly resigned a week earlier. DCF says its examining what could have been done differently. Dad charged in death of 2-year-old GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K Page A6 News-Sun l Wednesday, July 24, 2013 News-Sun l Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Page A7 Energetic and exciting, the Mountain Dew Cloggers have existed for 29 years and performed at all but one Caladium Festival. Performing this year are Sylvia Moore, Tana Looney, Lori Tant, Nancy Stowell, and Becca Glenn. They have won several awards. Red Neck Joe band is a Southern Outlaw Honky TonkinCountry band that covers Hank Sr., Hank Jr., Hank III, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Willie, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, Steve Earle, Toby Keith, and many more. Members include Sweet Pea on fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin; Bubba Pon bass; Otis E. Love on drums; and CJ Hughes (aka: Redneck Joe) lead guitar and vocals. He also writes song. They perform at 2 p.m. Saturday. These 12 young ladies were picked in May to become Junior Varsity cheerleaders at Lake Placid High School and made their firstc heer appearance at the a nnual spring football game held in May. The girls are w orking to improve their c hants, stunts and dance s kills, under the guidance and leadership of their coach, Tanya Slade. The s quad recently completed a three-day mandatory cheer camp where they learned new material taught by Okeechobee Explosion.M aking up the squad are: C heyenne Slade, Danielle W alton, Kiara Slade, Brianna H uergo, Katlynn Carroll, A llison Kinchen, Jade D 'Salva, Tara Lowder, Julisa L opez, Nereida Martinez, B elkis Rivera and Brittany D onofrio. T hey perform at 9:40 a.m. S aturday.wFriday Masterof Ceremony Marti Capodiferro 9:55 a.m.Presentation of Colors Lake Placid High School ROTC Under the command ofC ol. Warren Johnson, retired N ational Anthem Marti Capodiferro 10 a.m. Larissa Meagher 1 0:15 a.m.Kaeli Spurlock 1 0:40 a.m. Sharon English 1 1:05 a.m. Marti Capodiferro 11:35 a.m.The New Floridians Joe and Twanda Long, Richard Joynes & K im Zeh 12:05 p.m.SwampGrass Tunes JD and Zetha Lewis 12:30 p.m. Irish Joe Reilly Joe Foryan 1 p.m. Fire N Steel Band W alker Memorial Academy L enoard Cann Director 2 :15 p.m. Medley of Music Festival closes at 4 p.m. Saturday Masterof Ceremony Don Elwell 9:40 a.m.National Anthem Richard Joynes 9:40 a.m.Lake Placid High School JVCheerleaders Tanya Slade, coach 9:55 a.m. Mountain Dew Cloggers Sylvia Moore, Lori Tant,N ancy Stowell, Becca Glenn 1 0:10 a.m. Sharon English 1 0:30 a.m. Mountain Dew Cloggers 1 0:40 a.m.Cammie Lester 11 a.m.Lake Placid High School Band Joshua Vaughn 11:30 a.m.SwampGrass Tunes 11:55 a.m.Kaeli Spurlock 12:15 p.m.The New Floridians 12:40 p.m.Amanda Mercer 1:05 p.m.Julie Temple 1:30 p.m.Irish Joe Reilly Joe Foryan 2 p.m.Redneck Joe Band C J Hughes, Sweet Pea, B ubba P& Otis E Love 2 :30 p.m.Medley of Music Festival closes at 4 p.m. Sunday Masterof Ceremony Marlene Barger 11 a.m.National Anthem Morgan Krikke 11 a.m.Morgan Krikke 11:25 a.m.The New Floridians 11:55 a.m.Sharon English 12:20 p.m.Kaeli Spurlock 12:45 p.m.Memphis Robinson 1 p.m.Sherry White Ministries 2 p.m.Medley of Music Festival closes at 3 p.m.Schedule of eventsAmanda and her daughter, L arissa, reside in Lake Placid. Amandas portfolio includes a variety of songs from Tammy Wynette, Reba,B roadway and Christian a rtists. Both Amanda and Larissa have performed in p lays at Highlands Little T heater and are looking forw ard to entertaining their hometown at this years Caladium Festival. Larissa performs at 10 a.m. Friday, and Amanda performs at 12:40 p.m. Saturday. Amanda and Larissa Mercer C ammie Lester Fire N Steel Band Joe Foryan Kaeli Spurlock Marti Capodiferro Memphis Robinson Lake Placid High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders Redneck Joe Band SwampGrass Tunes Sherry White Mountain Dew Cloggers Julie Temple C ammie Lester, 14, will enter S ebring High School this fall and j oin the Junior Varsity cheerleadi ng team. In June, she won the American Idol Experience atD isneys Hollywood Studios, earning a Dream Ticket, giving her priority access to any American Idol audition anywhere in the United States. The Voice, which is looking to do a show catering to kids ages 7-14, invited her to audition in the kidsd ivision trials. Cammie recently r ecorded her original song, Was i t Easy. Cammie performs at 1 0:40 a.m. Saturday. The Fire N Steel band from Walker Memorial Academy consists of many talented musicians who perform on multiple handcrafted-steel pans and double on percussion and piano. Their repertoire of music is vast, consisting of sacred, classical, contemporary as well as exotic island music. The band is constantly in demand. They perform at 1 p.m. Friday. Joe Foryan, the Irish Joe Reilly, is a singer and guitarist who performs a variety of music to include Irish, oldies, country, folk and Christian. Foryan, who performs in many venues, looks forward to sharing his repertoire of timeless songs that reach audiences of all ages. This is his first appearance at the Caladium Festival. He performs at 12:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Julie hails from Belle Glade. She performs in churches, nursing homes and community festivals. She has been a finalist in the Heartland Idol and currently resides in Lake Placid. She performs at 1 p.m. Saturday. Morgan Kirkke Sharon English Morgan Krikke is 14 years old, lives in Bradenton, and will attend Manatee High School in the fall. She began singing in kindergarten and often sings at church and school programs. Morgan has performed at the DeSoto, Strawberry, and Pumpkin festivals, as well as at the Florida State Fair andt he Manatee County Fair. Morgan performs at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sharon English loves to sing and entertain people, and is a favorite with local music fans. Since retiring as a licensed practical nurse, Sharon moved to Lake Placid and has turned her attention to singing and performing. She grew up in the Appalachian region in a family of 10 children and moved toF lorida in 1964. She is performing everyday a t the Caladium Festival. Kaeli Spurlock is a small town girl with very big dreams. She is 16 years old and has been singing since age of 3. She has performed up and down the east coast and in Nashville. Kaeli donates time to local charities. She performs each day of the festival. The amazing and talented Marti Capodiferro has an exquisite voice and sings in six languages. She has performed in everything from Gypsy to Oklahoma to nd Street, to opera. She opens the festival on Friday with the national anthem, serves as the master of ceremony, and then performs again at 11 a.m. Memphis Angel Robinson is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist. In March 2013 Memphis won first place in the State of North Carolina Fine Arts Festival and will be competing in the national competition held in Orlando on Aug. 4-9. She hopes to be a worship leader or a Christian artist after college. She performs at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. JD Lewis is a singer and songwriter, who was born into a Florida pioneer family. He is currently writing the story of his lifes journey to include the things that inspired his guitar playing and song writing. Zetha, also a native Floridian, helps JD puts his familys rich history of Florida to song. They make beautiful music together, believing they were meant to sing and touch people's hearts and souls with their songs. JD and Zetha are the proud parents of four children. The perform at noon Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Sherry White is an accomplished singer, songwriter and the published author of ALife Worth Living,an autobiography in which she highlights her journey to surrendering her life to the Lord and entering fulltime ministry. Her music, like her preaching, is fueled by passion and conviction. She is the force behind Sherry White Ministries, Inc. Sherry and the ladies from Lydia's House perform at1 p.m. Sunday.


C M Y K Page A8News-SunWednesday, July 24, B y JILLLAWLESS and RAPHAELSATTER Associated PressLONDON Prince W illiam, Kate and their baby boy were spending their first f ull day as a family Tuesday inside a London hospital, thanking staff for their careb ut making well-wishers wait for a first glimpse of t he royal heir. As celebratory lights, gun salutes and other tributes w ere unleashed in Britain and abroad, William thanked staff at St. Marys Hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone staff, patients and visitors fort heir understanding during this time, he said in a statem ent. The couples Kensington P alace office said Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, had given birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce (3.8 kilogram boy at 4:24 p.m. Monday,t riggering an impromptu party outside Buckingham Palace and in front of the hospitals private Lindo Wing. T he palace said Tuesday that mother, son and father are all doing well this morning. The new family was expected to remain in the hospital until Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. In the meantime the infants appearance and his name remain a royal mystery. Tourists and well-wishers flocked to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, lining up outside the gates to take pictures of the golden easel on which, in keeping with royal tradition, the birth announcement was displayed. This was a great event yet again our royal family is bringing everyone together said 27-year-old David Wills, who took a two-mile detour on his run to work to pass the palace. I kind of feel as though I am seeing part of history here today Aband of scarlet-clad guardsman at the palace delighted onlookers with a rendition of the song Congratulations. Other celebrations Tuesday included gun salutes by royal artillery companies to honor the birth and the ringing of bells at Londons Westminster Abbey. Halfway around the world, royalist group Monarchy New Zealand said it had organized a national light show, with 40 buildings across the islands lit up in blue to commemorate the royal birth, including Sky Tower in Auckland, the airport in Christchurch, and Larnach Castle in the South Island city of Dunedin. A similar lighting ceremony took place in Canada; Peace Tower and Parliament buildings in the capital, Ottawa, were bathed in blue light, as was CN Tower in Toronto. The baby isnt even a day old and may not be named for days or even weeks but he already hasa building dedicated to him. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said an enclosure at Sydneys Taronga Park Zoo would be named after the prince as part of a gift from Australia. The government would donate 10,000 Australian dollars ($9,300 princes behalf toward a research project at the zoo to save the endangered bilby, a rabbit-like marsupial whose numbers are dwindling in the wild. British media joined in the celebration, with many newspapers printing souvenir editions. s a Boy! was splashed across many front pages, while Britains top-selling The Sun newspaper temporarily changed its name to The Son in honor of the tiny monarch-in-waiting. Beyond the newsstands, the birth of the royal baby was welcome news in a country where polls show the monarchy is as popular as any time in recent history. In the Yorkshire village of Bugthorpe which Prince Charles was visiting as part of a tour through northern England the baby was on everyones lips. Morning Granddad, said local resident Robert Barrett, which drew a chuckle from the prince. Back in London, there was a healthy interest in the babys name, combined witha note of concern for his future. I hope the child is given the opportunity to have a normal childhood, said Julie Warren, a 70-year-old retired schoolteacher waiting for her grandson outside one of the capitals subway stations. The birth caps a resurgence in popularity for Britains monarchy, whose members have evolved, over several decades of social and technological change, from distant figures to characters in a well-loved national soap opera. The institution reached a popular nadir after the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in 1997. Diana had been popular, glamorous and in the eyes of many badly treated by the royal Firm. But the dignified endurance of Queen Elizabeth II now in her 62nd year on the throne and the emergence of an attractive young generation that includes William, his soldier-socialite brother Prince Harry and the glamorous, middle-class Kate has been a breath of fresh air for the monarchy. N iklas Hallen/UPPA/Zuma Press/MCT Royal fans and members of the public gather at outside Buckingham Palace in London, E ngland, to celebrate the birth of the Royal baby on Monday. William and Kate thank hospital for baby care Stephen Lock/i-Images/Zuma Press/MCT A Town Cryer announces the birth of the Royal baby outside St. Mary's hospital in London, England, on Monday. The birth announcement, via a press release from Kensington Palace, said the boy was born at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.


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WESTAT EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentBLONDE LADYI Talked with in Walmart in reference to Beautician. Found! 1150P ersonals 1100Announcements N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000043TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A PERFORMANCE MAINT ENANCE CO, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. T he certificate number and year of issuance, the descript ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 14368Y ear of Issuance: 06-01-2011 Tax ID: C-19-39-30-010-00E0-0010 Description of Property: A PORTION OF VENUS PARK PLAT NO. 2 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 P AGE 32 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A PORTION OF TOWN OF VENUS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. 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GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida S ignature: /s/ Misty Blackburn M ISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2013 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON AUGUST 19, 2013 AT 10:00 AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Earl Getz 130 Calvin Crowell II 339 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. July 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-282 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH H. SNEDEKER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH H. SNEDEKER, deceased, whose date of death was May 28, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8326, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court W ITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 17, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Frank Ollweiler 6750 U.S. 27 North, V-2C Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Facsimile: (863 Email: July 17, 24, 2013 N OTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the f ictitious name of THE POURHOUSE located at 1610 Lakeview Drive in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 19th day of July, 2013. K enilworth Properties Inc. July 24, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 13-544 FC JOY L. CLEARY, Petitioner and RODNEY CLEARY JR., Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO: RODNEY CLEARY JR. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7600 boul Parent Trois Rivieres, district De Trois Rivieres Qc Canada 69A 5E1YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, Joy L. Cleary, whose address is 2247 Arbuckle Creek Rd., Sebring, FL 33870, on or before August 2, 2013 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: None.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: July 8, 2013.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alice Perez Deputy Clerk July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2013-CA-000023 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J. TRACHOK A/K/A WILLIAM JOSEPH TRACHOK, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE WILLIAM J. TRACHOK A/K/A WILLIAM JOSEPH TRACHOK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed June 3, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2013-CA-000023 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly R oom in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 4th day of September, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A Parcel of land situated in the State of Florida, County of Highlands, with a street locaton address of 208 Oxbow Dr., Sebring, FL 33876-7468, having a Tax Identification Number of C-15-35-30-060-00U0-0250 and being the same property more fully described in Book/Page or document number 1290-488 dated 1/1/1900 and further described as SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI PB 10 PG 21 Lot 25 BLK U. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 1429592 12-06279-1 July 24, 31, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE No.: 28-2012-CA-001039 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. HOSSAIN JABBAR, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated July 9, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2012-CA-001039, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff, and HOSSAIN JABBAR, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 29, IN BLOCK 57, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of August, 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: July 9, 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''. Ca10-13233/DB July 17, 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NUMBER 12003671CP02 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE: ESTATE OF VICTORIA H. DeANGELIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VICTORIA H. DeANGELIS, whose date of death was May 22, 2012, File Number 12003671CP02, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FLorida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's a ttorney are set forth below. All of the creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estates must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N OTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, 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 July 17, 2013. Louis DeAngelis Personal Representative 2211 Palm Tree Drive Punta Gorday, Florida 33950 DANIEL GASS, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioner 10001 Northwest 50 Street, Suite 204 Sunrise, Florida 33351 Florida Bar Number 19569 July 17, 24, 2013 1050Legals 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00031172 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00031227


C M Y K Page A10News-SunWednesday, July 24, SUN-N-LAKES, L.P.2/2 Duplex 226 Deerwalk Ave, Patio, tile floors, W/D, A/C, sm. dog ok, no cats. $475 mo. + $500 sec. Text 954-829-1641/email: to apply 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING 1/1Completely Renovated, Furnished, 1st floor & parking at front door. Lg. Florida rm. & Dining area. Poolside w/gathering area. Located on Lake Sebring. 55+ Community. $35,000. Call 615-631-7996 or 615-893-7809. 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleSUN NLAKES SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkIN 55+COMMUNITY-BEAUTIFUL2 bedroom 2 bath home in Village Setting with all of the amenities and security for an active and serene senior lifestyle on the historic Suwannee RIVER. A few amenities are: *Planned Activities, Social Clubs Church Groups *Medical Pharmacy available *Fitness and Wellness Center Nature Trail *Village Square Shops and Services *Conference Retreat Center *Village Lodge/Other Guest Accommodations *Artist Series Please visit for a complete list of amenities. CALL TODAY! Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creel @ 1-877-755-6600 or visit 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate T EACHERS NEEDEDfor a Christian School in Avon Park Pre-K & Elementary Classes avail. Certified & UN-Certified welcome to apply, F/T. 863-453-8687 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK I s expanding its Rehab Department, With our New Rehab Building due to open in August CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE P hysical Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant Come and be a part of an experienced and dynamic rehab team. SNF experience a plus! Competetive Salaries, benefits and flexible schedules. Contact Maria Perez, HR Director (863 QC MANAGERneeded for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast, quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I&II & ACI Certified REQUIRED.Email resume/salary requirements to, Fax: 863.655.1215 RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT (F/T O pen until filled. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. PHYSICAL THERAPYDIRECTOR An opportunity for a strong therapist l ooking to run a rehab department in Avon Park, Fl. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of SNF experience and management experience is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to grow with this department. Candidate also needs to have an understanding of the rules and regulations of medicare as they pertain to therapy. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send resume with salary requirements to or apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825 EOE/MF/DFWP LOOKING FORFEMALE ROOMMATE/BABYSITTER Home is in Lorida. For more info call George at 863-261-5097. HOMEMAKER COMPANIONSHIPCO. In Home Non Medical. Per Diem Must pass level 2 background check and have own transportation with proof of insurance. Send resume to: HBI HASAN IMMEDIATE NEED for a full time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit EOE/AA/M/F/D/V DAWG HOUSEPET RESORT Has 2 p/t openings for "Kennel Assistant". Duties include feeding, walking, and general care of our pets. Successful candidate must have reliable transportation, enthusiastic attitude and ability to work with pets. Weekend and holiday hours will be expected. 25-30 hours per week minimum. $9.00 p/h. Send resume to: 2100H elp WantedDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404 Classified ads get fast results


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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comS EBRING After an opening-round trouncing over Hernando, the Avon Park All-Stars found themselves on the receiving end of one against Sebring in Sundays second round of the Dixie Boys State Tournament at the Max L ong Recreational Complex. But the junior Devils bounced back in a big way,w aiting through an extra night to take an 18-5 win over Havana to move along in the consolation bracket. Just a couple of weeks ago, most of these guys played in a 16-under tournament, head coach Abe Cervera said of his squad made up of 13and 14-year olds. They showed their talent by winning against 15and 16-year olds. We can play with anyone, but for some reason we seem to have this block in our minds about Sebring. They were frustrated after that game and then came out and got back to playing our game. The rain, as has been the norm with Dixie tournaments this summer, caused some shuffling of the bracket schedule and rather than squaring off with the Tallahassee-area Havana squad Sunday night, the game got underway in the early evening Monday. And Avon Park wasted little time in sending 11 hitters to the plate in the top of the first and having five come in to score. Havana answered back with two in the bottom of the frame, but APtacked on four more in the top of the second which is when the rains again got in the way of the action as a relatively short, but torrential downpour put things on hold. When the rains subsided, the grounds crew went into overdrive to work the field over and it was a little after 9 p.m. when play resumed with two outs and runners on the corners for the Devils. Adouble steal was attempted, but an alert Havana catcher caught the runner on third edging a little too far off and got the out to retire the side. Starting pitcher Derrick Hawthorne got through the bottom of the second, striking out the first two hitters and then fielding a comebacker and tossing to first for the inning-ender after two batters had reached. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Wednesday, July 24, 2013 DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Jay Bible races around third Sunday during Sebrings second-round win over Avon Park in the Dixie Boys State T ournament at Max Long. DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Brendan Doty follows through on a swing in Sundays tourn ament win. DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun A darius Council leaps onto home plate amid his celebrating teammates after his long home run put the stamp on Avon Parks 18-5 win over Havana Monday night. NASCAR This WeekPAGEB4 By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent SEBRING With teams coming from all across Florida to take part in the D ixie Boys State Tournament, it was battle of county rivals as Avon Park and Sebring went toe-to-toe Sunday night. Sebring, the visiting team in this game, took the early jump scoring two runs in the first inning that would go unanswered by Avon Park until the bottom of the second, where they crept in one run to put the board at 2-1. For Sebring, it was two RBI singles from Jay Bible and Justin Bickman. Following in the bottom of the second was relief pitcher Dylan Pantaline who found himself on third base after a throwing error on Sebrings behalf. While starting Avon Park pitcher Luis Cervera did not advance himself, he did manage to bring in the first run for the boys in red as he knocked in Pantaline. I n the third inning, Sebring tacked on some more insurance with the likes of Kyle H elms, starting pitcher of the night, and Bickmans backto-back, two-RBI doubles as well as another RBI from Gabe Gomez. This put the board at 7-1, w ith Sebring still in the lead after the five-run rally. Sebring slides past Avon Park See SEBRING, Page B3 Dixie Devils bounce back big See AP, Page B3 By MIKE FITZPATRICK Associated PressThey felt sick, angry, cheated, deceived. Not only did Ryan Braun let down scores of baseball fans Monday, he riled up players all around the majors. The guys who used to be in his corner. The guys who make up the union membership. atching him talk right now makes me sick, Skip Schumaker of the Los Angeles Dodgers said. I have an autographed Braun jersey in my baseball room that Ill be taking down. I dont want my son identifying what Ive worked so hard to get to and work so hard to have I dont want him comparing Braun to me. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger accepted a 65-game suspension Monday for unspecified violations of baseballs drug program and labor contract. Just last year, the 2011 NL MVPdodged a 50-game penalty when an arbitrator overturned his positive test for elevated testosterone because the urine sample had been improperly handled. Then he held a news conference at spring training in Phoenix and read a defiant statement, insisting he was innocent and the truth was on his side. Jason Bay watched it on television, just like everyone else. I think for me what makes me mad, the Seattle outfielder said, basically it just kills all the credibility of anybody. Reaction poured in after Major League Baseball banned Braun without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason, the beginning of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performanceenhancing drugs. Plenty of it was harsh. I think everybodys frustrated, especially the players. I think we all feel a little bit cheated, Mariners pitcher Joe Saunders said. Schumaker thinks Braun should hand over his MVP award to Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished second in the 2011 balloting. In my opinion, he should be suspended lifetime ban. One strike, youre out. Its enough. Its ridiculous, Schumaker said. He lied to a lot of people. I was convinced, after that MVP, that he didnt do it. Braun, struggling through an injury-plagued season, will miss Milwaukees final 65 games, costing him about $3 million of his $8.5 million salary. I talked to a lot of the guys and we think the penalties arent harsh enough, Saunders said. I think it should have been a years suspension, at least. Just my take on it. I dont get why guys have to do that stuff. Braun issued a statement Monday saying hes not perfect and realizes now that he has made some mistakes. He apologized to anyone I may have disappointed and said he was happy to have the matter behind him once and for all. But that doesnt mean theres no fallout for others in the game. s a sad day, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Its a black eye when something like this happens. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Brauns former teammate in Milwaukee, said he was shocked. I never would have thought it, but I guess you never know, Sabathia explained. Some players were more forgiving. He stepped up. Its just like when you get a ticket, a speeding ticket, Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter said. ou know you were speeding. You get a ticket and yo u go and you do your time or Ryan Braun reaction: Fed-up players feel sick See BRAUN, Page B3 MCTphoto The truth wasnt on Ryan Brauns side after all. Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. Clemson and Miami are the preseason favorites to win their respective divisions in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd is an overwhelming selection as its preseason player of the year. The league announced its predicted order of finish Monday following a vote of 120 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. The Tigers received 102 first-place votes in the Atlantic Division, well ahead of the 18 that reigning league champion Florida State got. Miami had 65 first-place votes in the Coastal, ahead of Virginia Techs 27 and North Carolinas 22. Clemson then received 95 votes as the eventual ACC champion. Boyd was the ACC player of the year in 2012 after breaking his league records with 36 touchdown passes and 46 TDs responsible for. He received 105 votes. Clemson, Miami picked as ACC favorites


C M Y K S HS SwimSEBRING Sebring High School will be offering swimming lessons with three more sessions to choose from. The first three sessions are complete with the fourth session meeting from July 22-August 2. Registrations are being taken at the front office of Sebring High School during the day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., where office secretaries can sign you up. Emails can also be sent to The Sebring High School pool is currently open Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. A dditional hours will be added once school is out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, and family passes are available at $50 for first family member and $15 for each additional. Water aerobics are also underway, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at $2 per class. T hose with a summer pass can take the class for $1 per. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4 E ach will last two weeks and the swim c lass meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight (8 of instruction: Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students first water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) P art B-School Age (4-5 years of age Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need M other/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age. Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. L evel IV:Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and float on their backs. Level V:Stroke Refinement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. Level VI:Part APersonal Water Safety/Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, backstroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving F undamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of d iving. There will be a $50 fee for the twoweek session and students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. For questions, call 471-5500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat.STR8 UP seeks helpLAKE PLACID As STR8 UPYouth Ministry in Lake Placid celebrates its one-year anniversary as a ministry, they are looking for ways to enhance their programs in order to maintain and challenge the influx of teenagers that enter the ministry. Mr. Greg Foster of GSF Enterprises has been gracious enough to incorporate his lot into our lease, on which we would like to construct a NBA-regulation size basketball court, STR8 Up president Sammy Telesco said. This will be a oneof-a-kind, outdoor, regulation-sized court in Lake Placid. The youth currently play basketball on the back parking lot area and have long since outgrown it. They need the challenge of a full court and higher goals. William E. Lewis and Associates have donated the NBA-style fiberglass goals. Bevis Construction and Concrete has once again partnered with the program to provide the labor for this considerable project. STR8 UPis seeking to raise $7,500 for 80 yards of concrete. STR8 UPis asking for donations towards the goal one quarter of a yard of concrete is $25, half a yard is $50, and one yard of concrete is $100. All donations are welcome. Please make checks payable to STR8 UPYouth Ministry P.O. Box 654 Lake Placid, FL33862 or PayPal can be us ed from their website .14th Annual Firemen MemorialSEBRING As one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, Sebring Firemen, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC and Home Depot, the day-long tournament will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scramble, flighted by handicap, utilizing both the D eer Run and Turtle Run courses, and the entry fee remains at $75 per player. And though the fee has not gone up, it still includes golf cart, one mulligan, range balls and prizes, while food and beverages will be provided on the courses. There will also be contests for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole in One, with unbelieveable prizes attached. As is their nearly 90-year old custom, the Firemen seek to raise funds to help all area student-athletes and athletic programs. And in so doing, make it a fun and memorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the night before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun N Lake restaurant for early registration anda heavy dose of hors doeuvres. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 8, and checks should be made payable and remit to Sebring Firemen, Inc., P.O Box 1981, Sebring, FL33871, (8635. T eam entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (863 385-7773. Last years field of more than 250 g olfers set a new high for the everexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to get t hose entries in to be part of a great day of h elping the Firemen give back. American Legion Baseball TripSEBRING American Legion Post 25 will be hosting its5th Annual Baseball Trip on Sunday, Aug. 25, to Tropicana Field to see the Rays vs. Yankees. Cost is $45 per person for tickets and bus trip, with money due by Wednesday, July 24. For more information, call Robert at the American Legion between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 465-0975.APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK Beginning Tuesday, July 16, the Avon Park High School Pool will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer.LP Cheer Car WashLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Cheerleaders are having a Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seacoast Bank, 199 US 27 N, Lake Placid. We will be washing cars for donations, while also selling hot dogs, baked goodies and drinks to help raise monies for transportation to away games. Please come out and support the Cheerleaders. If you have any questions you may contact Sharon Reid at 863-840-1379.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and the cost will be cut down to $200 for all six. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Aug. 3 and 17, Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863 AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston6041.594 Tampa Bay5941.590.5 Baltimore5743.5702.5 New York5247.5257 Toronto4553.45913.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit5444.551 Cleveland5247.5252.5 Kansas City4551.4698 Minnesota4254.43811 Chicago3957.40614 West Division WLPctGB Oakland5841.586 Texas5544.5563 Seattle4752.47511 Los Angeles4651.47411 Houston3365.33724.5 ___ Saturdays Games Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 10, Atlanta 6 N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 2 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 6, Detroit 5 Seattle 4, Houston 2 Baltimore 7, Texas 4 L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 0 Sundays Games Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 3, Atlanta 1 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 1 Seattle 12, Houston 5 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 0 Baltimore 4, Texas 2 Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 7, 11 innings Mondays Games Texas 3, N.Y. Yankees 0 L.A. Dodgers 14, Toronto 5 Tampa Bay 3, Boston 0 Baltimore 9, Kansas City 2 Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 3 Oakland 4, Houston 3 Minnesota 4, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 2, Cleveland 1 Tuesdays Games L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late N.Y. Yankees at Texas, late Baltimore at Kansas City, late Detroit at Chicago White Sox, late Oakland at Houston, late Minnesota at L.A. Angels, late Cleveland at Seattle, late Wednesdays Games Oakland (Griffin 8-7 (B.Norris 6-9 Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-7 (Weaver 4-5), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 5-4 (J.Saunders 9-8 L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9oronto (Rogers 3-4 Tampa Bay (Price 4-5 (Doubront 7-3 N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-7exas (D.Holland 8-5 Baltimore (W.Chen 5-3) at Kansas City (E.Santana 6-6 Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 7-7 White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-7LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET37476134.358 Mauer, MIN36751119.324 Trout, LAA38467124.323 Ortiz, BOS3025197.321 Loney, TB33140104.314 Davis, BAL36074113.314 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL37 Cabrera, DET31 Encarnacion, TOR26 Dunn, CHW24 Ibanez, SEA24 RUNSBATTEDIN Davis, BAL97 Cabrera, DET96 Encarnacion, TOR74 Fielder, DET71 Cruz, TEX70 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL.706 Cabrera, DET.666 Ortiz, BOS.603 Trout, LAA.565 Ibanez, SEA.562 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.454 Mauer, MIN.407 Ortiz, BOS.405 Trout, LAA.402 Davis, BAL.388 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET14-1 Moore, TB14-3 Colon, OAK13-3 Tillman, BAL12-3 Hernandez, SEA11-4 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.43 Colon, OAK2.52 Kuroda, NYY2.65 Sale, CHW2.81 Sanchez, DET2.85 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX161 Scherzer, DET157 Hernandez, SEA147 Masterson, CLE145 Sale, CHW142 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL35 Rivera, NYY31 Nathan, TEX31 Balfour, OAK26 Reed, CHW25NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta5643.566 Philadelphia4950.4957 Washington4851.4858 New York4352.45311 Miami3661.37119 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis5937.615 Pittsburgh5839.5981.5 Cincinnati5643.5664.5 Chicago4453.45415.5 Milwaukee4157.41819 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles5147.520 Arizona5148.515.5 Colorado4852.4804 San Francisco4553.4596 San Diego4456.4408 ___ Saturdays Games N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4 Chicago White Sox 10, Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 1, 10 innings Milwaukee 6, Miami 0 San Diego 5, St. Louis 3 Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 3 San Francisco 4, Arizona 3 Sundays Games N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 9, Washington 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 1, Miami 0, 13 innings St. Louis 3, San Diego 2 Arizona 3, San Francisco 1 Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Mondays Games Pittsburgh 6, Washington 5 L.A. Dodgers 14, Toronto 5 Atlanta 2, N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 5, Milwaukee 3 Miami 3, Colorado 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 11, San Francisco 0 Tuesdays Games Pittsburgh at Washington, late San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1st game, late L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at Milwaukee, late Philadelphia at St. Louis, late Miami at Colorado, late Chicago Cubs at Arizona, late Cincinnati at San Francisco, 2nd game. late Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh (Liriano 9-4ashington (Strasburg 5-7 L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9oronto (Rogers 3-4 Atlanta (Hudson 7-7. Mets (Hefner 4-7 San Diego (OSullivan 0-1 Milwaukee (Lohse 6-7 Philadelphia (Lannan 2-3 (Westbrook 6-4), 8:15 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-2) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 9-5), 8:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-9 Arizona (Kennedy 3-7 Cincinnati (Leake 9-4 (Gaudin 4-1LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Molina, STL33342112.336 Craig, STL36152120.332 Cuddyer, COL2994699.331 Carpenter, STL36975120.325 Posey, SF33641109.324 Segura, MIL38956126.324 HOME RUNS Gonzalez, COL26 Alvarez, PIT24 Brown, PHL24 Goldschmidt, ARI21 Bruce, CIN20 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI79 Phillips, CIN79 Craig, STL77 Brown, PHL69 Bruce, CIN68 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.607 Cuddyer, COL.565 Goldschmidt, ARI.549 Posey, SF.539 Brown, PHL.537 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN.435 Choo, CIN.427 Carpenter, STL.399 Wright, NYM.394 Posey, SF.394 WON-LOST Wainwright, STL13-5 Zimmermann, WAS12-5 Corbin, ARI11-1 Lynn, STL11-5 Lee, PHL10-4 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD2.01 Locke, PIT2.11 Harvey, NYM2.23 Corbin, ARI2.35 Wainwright, STL2.44 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM157 Kershaw, LAD148 Wainwright, STL137 Samardzija, CHC134 Bailey, CIN133 SAVES Grilli, PIT30 Kimbrel, ATL28 Mujica, STL28 Soriano, WAS25 Chapman, CIN23 Romo, SF23NATIONAL CONFERENCECentral Division WLTPctPFPA y-Chicago1070.588933882 San Antonio980.529740856 Iowa6110.353782829 West Division WLTPctPFPA y-Arizona1430.8241119821 x-Spokane1340.7651137853 x-San Jose1250.706968837 Utah6110.353848942AMERICAN CONFERENCESouth Division WLTPctPFPA y-Jacksonville1160.647889839 Tampa Bay7100.412915928 Orlando6110.353894990 New Orleans5120.294791998 Eastern Division WLTPctPFPA y-Philadelphia1250.7061024797 Cleveland4130.235801999 Pittsburgh4130.235683953 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Saturdays Games Jacksonville 58, New Orleans 49 Cleveland 65, Orlando 62 Pittsburgh 48, Tampa Bay 37 Utah 55, Iowa 41 Chicago 63, Arizona 42 Philadelphia 65, San Jose 43 Friday, July 26 Pittsburgh at Spokane, 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27 Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m. Arizona at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.E ASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago124.750 Atlanta105.6671.5 Washington89.4714.5 Indiana78.4674.5 New York610.3756 Connecticut411.2677.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota133.813 Los Angeles125.7061.5 Phoenix98.5294.5 Seattle610.3757 Tulsa613.3168.5 San Antonio512.2948.5 ___ Saturdays Games Chicago 80, New York 69 San Antonio 60, Connecticut 52 Los Angeles 65, Seattle 64 Sundays Games Indiana 65, Washington 52 Tulsa 90, Atlanta 63 Minnesota 82, Phoenix 77 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games New York at Indiana, late Wednesdays Games Chicago at Washington, 11:30 a.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Connecticut at Atlanta, 7 p.m.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICESuspended Milwaukee OF Ryan Braun for the remainder of the season and postseason for multiple violations of baseball's drug program and labor contract. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOXOptioned 3B Brent Morel to Charlotte (IL Reinstated 1B/DH Paul Konerko from the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERSAcquired RHP Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for RHPs C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, INF Mike Olt, and a player to be named. Reinstated RHP Yu Darvish from the 15-day DL list. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSent RHP Brandon McCarthy to Reno (PCL rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBSRecalled LHP Chris Rusin from Iowa (PCL COLORADO ROCKIESRecalled LHP Drew Pomeranz from Tulsa (Texas). Optioned INF Josh Rutledge to Colorado Springs (PCL ATLANTA BRAVESTransferred LHP Eric OFlaherty to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERSSent RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque (PCL rehab assignment. MIAMI MARLINSSent RHP Jose Ceda to Jupiter (FSL Optioned INF Derek Dietrich and OF Marcell Ozuna to Jacksonville (SL NEW YORK METSOptioned RHP Greg Burke to Las Vegas (PCL 1B Justin Turner from the 15-day DL.FOOTBALLNational Football League CINCINNATI BENGALSReleased G Travelle Wharton. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSWaived QB Jordan Rodgers. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned DL Anthony Rashad White. NEW YORK JETSSigned QB Geno Smith to a four-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSAnnounced CB Eric Wright failed his physical and returned him to Tampa Bay. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . T ampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N / / S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . T ampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . C hicago Cubs at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K pay your speeding ticket, then youre doing what youre supposed to do. Thats what Braunie is doing. Everybody makes mistakes. It takes a man to forgive him. If you dont forgive him, then are you a man? Bay thinks Braun could have handled his situation differently. If you look at the guys who have done stuff and just come out and admit it, a lot of guys dont remember who those guys were, Bay said. But the guys who run up and down and say, No, no, and then it gets drug through the mud 10 times worse, it makes it tougher on themselves and the rest of us. It appears more penalties are coming, too. Braun was one of more than a dozen players targeted by MLB, including injured Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, following a report by Miami New Times in January that they had been connected with Biogenesis of America, a now-closed anti-aging clinic. The guys that are cheating or whatever are taking something away from the other players. Theyre lying to the fans, theyre lying to their teammates, theyre lying to their GMs, their owners, and theyre going to get caught, Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said. Braun addressed his stunned Brewers teammates Monday afternoon and second baseman Rickie Weeks described the slugger as somber and embarrassed. Ive said all along he doesnt need that stuff to perform, catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. I dont know why he ever took it. AP Sports Writers Tim Booth, Stephen Hawkins and Ronald Blum, and AP freelance writers Ian Harrison, Mike Kelly, Jack Etkin, Brian Sandalow and Joe DiGiovanni contributed to this report. They would manage to score a total of five more r uns in the next two innings of play with Cannadys tworun homer to bring in Brendan Doty and himself. Helms followed suit with a s olo home run himself to add three runs in the fourth. I n the top of the fifth, Helms was relieved on the mound by Damian Lusby. This pitching change did n ot alter the status of the A von Park offense, however, as they struggled to wake up the bats with the threat of a 10-run mercy rule close at h and. L usby reached in the top of the next inning before being brought in by Cannady, who tied with Helms and Bickman with a total of three RBIs for the night to lead the offense. Bible, bringing in the second of his two RBIs, peaked and settled Sebrings lead with a single to see 12-1 ling ering the mercy rule over A von Park as they prepared to take their fifth at-bat. Then 10-run rule comes into affect after five innings of play, meaning Avon Park needed at least two runs to force the game into the sixth and hopefully even the seventh inning. While Joel Serrano managed to draw a walk before Deontra Kerney rattled the Sebring defense as they threw away the ball to put Kerney on third and bring Serrano across the plate, their efforts were too little and too late as Sebring recouped to make the final out to end the game. They came out, praised Sebring head coach Andrew Bible. Just like yesterday, we came out hitting the ball well and played good defense, we had great pitch-i ng and just played well as a team. Every kid has contributed and that is what teamwork is a bout. The win granted Sebring a bye in the bracket, with them w aiting on another game to determine who they would t ake on Monday night. Arain delay pushed back t he game until Tuesday afternoon, with Wildwood and Spring Hill battling it out Monday night after the storms passed to stay in the winners bracket and to go on to play Sebring the next day. The loss bumped Avon Park down in the bracket and pinned them against Havana Monday night, with soggy fields delaying their game as well. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, July 24, 2013Page B3 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 100913 publix liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 9 1 1 4 4 Continued from B1 LAUREN WELBORN/News-Sun Justin Bickman coasts under this fly ball to record an out S unday in Sebrings win. Sebring swings away DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Though it wasnt always picturesque, Javier Maldonados relief performance Monday was a key to Avon Parks c hances to move on in the Dixie Boys State Tournament. With Hawthorne at the pitch count limit that would keep him available for the following day, Cervera went to the bullpen. I really want to save my top pitchers for tomorrow because we might be playing a double header he said. It looked like we were in control and I just wanted to eat up the innings and get us to tomorrow and still be at full strength with ourp itching. T he plan got a boost when another run was added in the top of the third. Jacques Gordon lead off the inning with a blast into the left-center field gap fora double and promptly s tole third. Stretching his lead off of third during Dylan Pantalines at bat, Gordon forced a balk that allowed him to score. He would have anyway, as Pantaline then ripped a double of his own. But in trying to stretch it to a triple, he was thrown out at third, with the next two outs soon recorded tok eep the lead at 10-2. Javier Maldonado came on in relief and the southpaw struck out two of the first three batters he faced. B ut some issues with command plagued him as a number of walks plated t wo Havana runs to make it a 10-4 margin. B ut that would be of little consequence as the A von Park offense was about to put this one out of reach. Adarius Council lead off the top of the fourth with a single to left and soon stole second. He came in on Hawthornes RBI single, who advanced to second on the throw home. Juan Carlos Semprit then doubled Hawthorne home and walks to Luis Cervera and Gordon followed to load the bases with one out. An error off a Pantaline g rounder brought Semprit i n and kept the bases loaded before a fielders choice grounder off Anthony Torresbat scored Cervera and put runners on the corners with two out. Johnny Perry then belted a two-run double to make it 16-4, and Council put the exclamation point on the game when he launched one into the night sky that came down outside the left-center field fence for a two-run home run. s no secret were a speed team that will run and be aggressive, Cervera said. That home run was a surprise, but hey, well take it. H avana would put two on in their half of the fourth, but Maldonado got through it, and the Devils had a runner reach in the top of the fifth, but was l eft stranded. With three outs left to go to secure the mercy-rule win, Havana made things interesting as they loaded t he bases with one out, which brought Council onto the mound in relief. T he trouble looked to continue when a humpedback liner was sent toward left, but Devil shortstop Torres made a miraculous, diving stab for one out, and then it was a matter of a simple toss to second to double up the runner, who had taken off on contact. And so after the Sebring speed-bump, the Avon Park All-Stars seemed to be back on track in fine fashion. Though they are on a tightrope the rest of the way, with one more loss ending their run. Action continued throughout the day and night Tuesday, weather permitting. Continued from B1 AP tops Havana Continued from B1 Braun news not well received among players


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C M Y K Special to the News-SunS EBRING The Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club recently h onored some of their longterm members at their recent installation banquet.O utgoing President Gale Decker, assisted by District 6 890 District Governor Nominee Tom Wagner, presented 20-year PerfectA ttendance plaques to Robert Hesselink, Mark Breed and Sharon Shuler. T hey also presented Honorary Memberships to N ewt Dickie and Gene Sauls in honor of their commitment and dedication to furthering the ideals of Rotary through the years. Sauls waso ne of the original members of Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club when it was chartered in 1984. Secretary Kim Heintz was awarded Rotarian of the Year for 2012-2013 for her dedi-c ation to the club and the projects that she chaired and worked with throughout the y ear. District Governor Wagner installed the new slate of officers for 2013-2014, including President Kevin Hacker, President-Elect Christina Wheelock, Vice-P resident Dawn Balsamo, Secretary Kim Heintz, Treasurer Ramon Gavarrette a nd Sergeant-at-Arms Eric Wade along with the 20132014 directors. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. at the Elks Club. For additional infor-m ation please see www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 24, 2013Page B5 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/17,24,31; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 7 7 3 3 C ourtesy photo Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club President Gale Decker (left G overnor Nominee Tom Wagner (far rightesent 20 Year Perfect Attendance plaques to members Mark Breed, Sharon Shuler, and Bob Hesselink. Courtesy photo Rotary District Governor Nominee Tom Wager and Sebring S unrise Rotary Club President Gale Decker present an H onorary Membership to Charter Member Gene Sauls. Sebring Sunrise Rotary honors long-term members Courtesy photo Donald Bud Wallen (leftt of the Guard and Reserve, is introduced to the Rotary Club of Lake Placid by President Skip Dent. The ESGR is a Department of Defense agencythatsmission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service members by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflicts through mediation.It is important for all American employers to support and value the military service of their employees. The Guard and Reserve comprise almost half of the nations total military force and todays citizen warriors face unique challenges in balancing their military and civilian careers.A DODprogram, Heros For Hire, is designed to assist veterans find jobs. There are currently more than 25,000 veterans in Highlands County alone. For more information contact Wallen at 465-3252 or visit LP Rotary learns about ESGR Courtesy photo Dennis Mungall President of the Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club presents a check for $936 to Donna Vinson winner of a 50/50 raffle the club sponsors. Half of the proceeds goes back into the local community for fundraising events. Vinson wins APBreakfast Rotary 50/50 Clubs & Organizations Special to the News-SunS EBRING On June 10, nine members of Rotary Taiwan visited the Highlands County Sheriffs Office as a part of theR otary Foundations Group Study Exchange. The group consisted of a busin ess consultant, an occupational therapist, an artist and music executive, a resort public relations manager, a material sales repr esentative and a division assistant from the Taipei City Police Department. The group was led by local Sebring Rotary President Gale Decker along with Lake Placid Rotary President Jim Carroll. C hief Mark Schrader, Major Booker Johnson, Captain Bobby Green and PIO Nell Hays welcomed tour members to the HCSO facility with an overview of how law enforcement works in the UnitedS tates. Schrader reflected on how sheriffs offices and police departments work t ogether to maintain public order. Johnson and Green reviewed policies and proced ures of our operations including patrol, investigations, evidence, crime scene and corrections. F ollowing the overview, members took a tour of the facility including dispatch, corr ections, evidence, human resources and administration. Department heads explained their respective areas and a nswered questions during the tour. At the conclusion of the tour each participant was given a gift packet including the strategic plan, sheriffs office patches and other memorabilia. In return, tour guidesr eceived a photo bank, pins and other mementos from the guests. The Rotary Clubs in Highlands County appreciate the Highlands County sheriffs department for meeting with the GSE teamf rom Taipei, Taiwan and showing them how our criminal justice system works, D ecker said. Rotarians from Taiwan visit HCSO Courtesy photo Greg Harris (lefteceives a $250 check f rom the Moose Lodge for the Ys Strong Kids Campaign. The Sebring Lady Moose also presented a $250 check for the Bike Fest. The Bike Fest taught more than 125 children bicycle safety, riding techniques and all received a bike helmet. Moose contribute to YMCAs Strong Kids


C M Y K Page B6News-SunWednesday, July 24, health page; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 3 3 9 9 9 9 Family FeaturesSummer is for relaxing for pets too. M any pet parents indulge their animal companions with vacations, special meals, hotel stays and trips to the spa. In fact, an estimated $53 billion were spent on pets last year. Yet many families with pets may not reali ze the longer, hotter days of summer require pampering around their health and safety. During hot summer months, its important for pet parents to pay extra attention to their dogscoats, said Dr. Simon Starkey,v eterinary expert for PetSmart. Pets need to be protected from sun and excessive heat. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your pet stays healthy and cool: S tay hydratedIn the summer, pet parents need to help keep pets hydrated and make water accessi-b le, even outdoors. Some pets simply dont drink enough water, so adding wet food to t heir regular dry food diet is a great option. Wet food contains more moisture and can help pets stay hydrated when its hot outside. H owever, wet food is not a substitute for drinking water, so refresh water bowls several times throughout the day. Supplement dietsS ummer often means taking dogs for a run on the beach and longer daylight hours for playing. To stay active, pet vitamins and supplements are great additions to supporto verall health with nutrients beyond those found in food. There are also supplements specifically formulated to support healthy skin and coat, such as the GNC Pets Ultra Mega Skin &C oat Essentials for dogs. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, EPAand DHA, which work to build a glossier and silkier coat. Relax in styleWhether your pet accompanies you on picn ics or long road trips, your companion needs a comfortable place to relax. The Tommy Bahama Pets Floral Cuddler Bed, available exclusively at PetSmart, is a cozy bed with plenty of room for your dog to stretch out. F ive percent of the purchase price for each limited-edition item will be donated to help s ave homeless pets through PetSmart Charities. Travel smartA collapsible travel bowl from Top Paw is a must-have travel accessory for summer weekends.Bring it on vacation or to the park to easily serve up food or water. The sealable bowl attaches to a dogs leash and can bee xpanded into a two-cup bowl in seconds. Get groomingSome pets get a short haircut every summer but others should not be shaved down. Removing dead fur from the undercoat keeps dogs cooler, promotes new hair growth andh elps ensures healthy skin. Ask your veterinarian or an experienced groomer for tips on which grooming supplies are best for your breed and which types of breeds do well with a short summer haircut. Then make sure to keep him washed,c ombed and ready to enjoy summer fun. To learn more about pet essentials for s ummer, visit a store near you or Keep pets healthy, cool during hot weather Family Features P ets need a place to get out of the heat during the stifling summer months.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 24, 2013Page B7 hometown biz; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 3 3 9 9 7 7 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, p/u 3/27/13 806332; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 9 1 1 0 0 Angelina CalvilloF ernando Calvillo and Ashley Button of Lake Placid announce the birth ofa daughter, Angelina Clarissa Calvillo, at 8:35 a.m. on July 17, 2013 atH ighlands Regional Medical Center. A ngelina weighed 8 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Mellanie Lowder and W infield Scott Button Jr. Paternal grandparents are Gregoria Calvillo and Leodegario Calvillo.Arianna daSilvaLeandro and Cortney d aSilva of Lake Placid announce the birth of a d aughter, Arianna Raine, at 8:43 a.m. on July 15, 2013 at Highlands Regional MedicalC enter. Arianna weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 2 0 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are L ori and Robbie Holland, and Randy Britnell. Paternal grandparents are Isabel and Ercilio daSilva.Ashley FabianFuerreroElvira Guerrero and Jose Luis Fabian, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, AshleyJ azmine Fabian-Guerrero, at 4:49 a.m. on July 1, 2013 at H ighlands Regional Medical Center. Ashley weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length. M aternal grandparents are Elvira Tomas and Juan Guerrero. Paternal grandparents are Celia Ambrocio and Isidro Fabian.Preslee MurphyRobert and Kristal Murphy of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Preslee Grace, at 6:20 p.m. on July 16, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Preslee weighed 7 pounds and was 18 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carl and Lisa Smith. Paternal grandparents are Bobby Murphy and Dorothy Respress. Celebrations Births Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Family Features Its that time of year a gain when the years biggest movies begin invading theaters. But big movies can also mean big lines and big bucks. Sometimes, itsj ust more convenient and affordable to have a movie night at home. Hosting an at-home movie night can be even more fun than taking at rip to the theater if you make it a Modern Movie Night. Here are some tips to help put a new spin on a movie night at home: Plan ahead The official Redbox mobile app lets you browse movies and reserve them forp ickup, right from your phone. You can even see which boxes have your favorite movies. Pick the closest box and a copy willb e reserved for you. Lets make a dealEnjoy a delicious, cool M ars Ice Cream treat while you watch your movie. Mars Ice Cream is providing a code for a free onenight DVD rental fromR edbox printed on the inside of specially marked packages of Snickers, Twix, M &MS and Milky Way ice cream bars. Spruce up snacks One of the best things about the theater experience is the delicious snacks. But you can make what you eat a t home just as good by putt ing a modern spin on old favorites. For example, once your popcorn has cooled, add M&MS to give it a col-o rful, delicious new look. Digital movie buzzDont just plop on the couch for the evening. Get together with family and friends and enjoy some digital fun before the movie starts. Guess The Movie app or MovieCat challenge you with quizzes and classic m ovie questions. You can e ven compare your own review of favorite movies with scores from Rotten Tomatoes. If the flick is a bust, live t weet funny commentary while you watch or write your own movie reviews at Try playing the popularm ovie trivia game SceneIt or play Charades using Vine video clips. You can also check out cast info on the IMDB app. End the eveningw ith a movie discussion and your house may become everyons favorite home theater. Ways to make your movie night modern


C M Y K P hyliss Jones, an a rtist belonging to the Sebring ArtL eague, had a great idea. She believes that every woman is b eautiful and older women even more so and that old, o ld women can be beautiful too. She put her idea into work by deciding to do portraits of a selected group of older women. I was fortu-n ate enough to be selected as her oldest person. But before the portrait she put her other talents to work. She is a trained beauticiana nd stylist. In addition to that, she has accumulated numerous props, such as wigs, gowns jewelry, makeup and background set ups So the artist set to work getting a little psychology into the mix: a beautifully decorated room soft lights shimmering material draping the windows framing the lake and hanging around the room. She invited two of my best friends/adopted daughters for support and opinions of results to be sure they were right with a decanter of wine and some cheese and soft relaxing music. Are you in the mood yet? I was! Imagine someone gently fluffing your hair or smoothing on the smoothest lovely scented lotion on your face and neck while stroking your hands for such a lovely feeling. Applying the makeup was like painting a canvas that was my face. Just so arching the eyebrows. Following the brow line into a wrinkle so that you didnt see the wrinkle. Just so choosing a delicate blush and shaping the lips. Try on a blonde wig no, no a white small piece just on top. Not just one outfit but many and many different wigs and jewelry and poses. Every step of the way was documented by her professional photographer husband. While she fussed over me, we sipped the wine and my friends oohed and aahed. The end result was when my husband picked me up he said he didnt recognize me! But that wasnt the end. Mr. Jones created a CD, which I will show at the drop of a hat or rather on any computer that the owner will let me. As soon as I develop the skill or my daughter shows me how, I will send one of the pictures to the paper to use instead of the one which is a good picture of the real me that the paper uses. Phyliss did an oil painting from one of the photos. A good picture of the real me. She displayed the paintings at the Highlands Little Theatre Auditorium. I have belonged to HLTsince 1982. The only ones who recognized me right off were the ones who do the makeup for the theatre. Others just said she looks familiar Do you remember the old show Queen For ADay? They selected a bag lady and did a makeover so that she looked like a duchess. How long did it last? Well I have the painting in the living room and what it says to me is be the best you can. It isnt always easy, but it is a good motto to aim for. If you want to be Queen for A Day, Phyliss Jones can be reached at the Art League or by contacting me. Pearl Carter is a resident of Lake Placid. 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Marysue Willeke, our presentS unshine person, told us about our residents: Lou Aston and Joyce Wajtilla were in a car accident and Lou hopes to be moved tot his area for therapy; Kay Homes and Nella TenBrooke are in the hospital; KenB aron has passed away; and Romie Dybas (Betty Hogans son) is in intensivec are after heart surgery. Please keep all these famil ies in your prayers. We still have two more events coming up thism onth; the Sunday matinee free movie at 3 p.m. on July 2 8. The Nu-Hope ladies will be showing the movie, Life of Pi, which is a cute American 3-D live action computer animated dramaf ilm. Dont forget we always serve coffee and cake before t he movie. We do appreciate any donation to our local Nu Hope Elder Care Services. T he second event will be the fish fry by Farmer Phil on July 30. This will take thep lace of the carry-in dinner but we still are asked to bring a dish to pass. Afreshf ish fry, you cant beat that. The Caladium Festival is July 26-28. Come to down-t own Lake Placid and enjoy all the entertainment, the booths, the shows, the wine tasting, the beer garden, food and more food. Also, the clowns will amuse you. H arbor Lits Book Group, this is July which means the summer is half over so howa re you doing with your summer reading? We were given a reading list of some2 0 books to read, how many h ave your read? So far I have read seven and I hope that everyone has done bet-t er than that. The Ladies Coffee was July 16 with Carolyn Reecem aking the coffee and leading the meeting. We weres orry that Peggy Sue Teague is in the hospital and that Betty Hogans new nine-p ound great-grandson is in i ntensive care. This is Bettys 23rd great-grandchild. Glenn Horton is in theh ospital. Best wishes to all well with Gods blessings. The events for August are: t he mens pancake breakfast on Aug. 3. The mens breakfast out at the Truck Stop on Aug. 6 with Charlie Price hosting. Aug. 6 is National Night Out against crime in o ur park. Nell Hayes, an officer, and Marilyn Cromer makes the arrangements. The local law enforcement furnish and cook the hotdogs while we bring a disht o pass. Pool parties take place every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the screen room. B ring a snack and a drink; swim and visit with friends. The gals went to the O ishii Burger restaurant in Sebring for their lunch out. E mily Snider looked so attractive in her red embroidered kimono with a coolieh at as she stood at the door and greeted everyone as they came in. We all enjoyed the new twist on food and sure enjoyed the hamburgers. The men went to the Palms Restaurant and their luncheon was well attended too.A llen Frye made the a rrangements for the men. They enjoyed the food andt he atmosphere. Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil it h as no point. Billy Graham T ropical H arbor Estates By Arlene Clouston Friends & Neighbors Queen for a Day Pearls Pearls P earl Carter Courtesy photo Pearl Carter after her makeover. TOPS 632LAKE PLACID The m eeting was called to order by leader Judy OBoyle with 17 members present and one guest. The group recited the P ledge of Allegiance and then the KOPS and TOPS s aid their respective pledges. The song was -O-P-S, K-O-P-S to the tune of My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. The program, presented by Donna Raaf, was entitled I Want My Body Back. One important bit of information was to listen to our body, stop yo-yo dieting, eat whatw e truly love in moderation and eat mindfully instead of eating unconsciously and obessing over every bite of food. We must eat to live, but we should never live to eat. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 17 members present. This week, the weight gain and loss was close. The best loser of the week was Mary Anderson. The secretarys report was read and approved. Treasurer Jean Ottoway gave the report for the month of June. Yes-yesses for the coming week are peaches and salads and the no-no is highcalorie salad dressing. Phyllis Hieronymous won the four-week travel gift by losing four weeks in a row and received a prize. OBoyles name was drawn for the next attempt. The meeting was then adjourned. By JERI CLAUSING Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Robert Redford and for-m er New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday joined the fight against a return to domestic horse slaughter, announcing thef ormation of an animal protection foundation to fight the opening of plants in New Mexico and Iowa. The Foundation to P rotect New Mexico Wildlifes first act was to join a federal lawsuit filedb y the Humane Society and other groups to block the planned Aug. 5 opening oft he first horse slaughterhouses in the U.S. to opera te in more than six years. Horse slaughter has no place in our culture,R edford said in a statement. It is cruel, inhumane, and p erpetuates abuse and neglect of these beloved animals. Alifelong horse lover, Richardson said he is com-m itted to do whatever it takes to stop the return of h orse slaughterhouses in this country and, in particul ar, my own state. Congress was right to ban the inhumane practicey ears ago, and it is unfathomable that the federal gove rnment is now poised to let it resume, he said. Meat from the slaughterh ouses would be shipped to some countries for human c onsumption and for use as zoo and other animal food. After more than a year of debate and a lawsuit by Valley Meat Co. ofR oswell, N.M., the Department of Agriculture i n June gave Valley Meat the go-ahead to begin slaughtering horses. Officials said it was legally obligated to issue the permits, even though theO bama administration opposes horse slaughter and is seeking to reinstate a congressional ban that was lifted in 2011. A nother permit was approved a few days later for Responsible Transportation in Sigourney, Iowa. T he move has divided horse rescue and animal welfare groups, ranchers, p oliticians and Indian tribes about what is the most humane way to deal witht he countrys horse overpopulation and what rescue g roups have said are a rising number of neglected and starving horses as theW est deals with persistent drought. A n Aug. 2 hearing is set on the demand by animal protection groups for a temporary restraining order to prevent the plants fromo pening and becoming the first horse slaughterhouses t o operate domestically since 2007. Redford, Richardson fight against horse slaughter Robert Redford a ctor/animal activistHorse slaughter h as no place in o ur culture. It is c ruel, inhumane, and perpetuates abuse and neglect of these beloved a nimals.


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C M Y K Page B10News-SunWednesday, July 24, HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, d ouble your fun; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 4 7 7 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 6 6 StatePointIf youe like most people, you have probably contemplated one of lifes greatest mysteries, what happensa fter death? While every religion and s ystem of belief has an opinion on the topic, a new book finds patterns in the testi-m onies of hundreds of people who have been on the b rink of death and lived to tell about it. And some believe these patterns are not a coincidence. Near-death experiences are very real, says Reverend John W. Price, the author of RevealingH eaven, The Christian Case for Near-Death Experiences. As an Episcopal priest and member of the Near-D eath Experience Research Foundation, Price, has had o ver 200 such experiences r elated to him during his over 40 years of church service, and feels these stories should be shouted from the rooftops. M any near-death stories are remarkably similar a s ensation of leaving ones body and heading toward a light, accompanied by over-w helming feelings of love and euphoria. The scientific c ommunity has presented a variety of biological explanations and findings in order t o explain these phenomena attributing the sensations to the effects of drugs and medication, oxygen deprivation and abnormal brainf unction. However, others see the shared features of near-death experiences as comforting proof of the existence of ana fterlife, and even a powerful guide for how we should l ive our lives now. Not everyone who returns comes back with ap ositive story. Some have s hared distressing, hellish accounts, says Price. Butw hile you are still on Earth, t here are opportunities to turn things around. Anyone who lives a good life andp ractices kindness, no matter what their faith or beliefs are, can experience heaven. M ore information about Pricenew book Revealing Heaven can be found at Whether youe in the camp of science, faith or somewhere in between, neardeath experiences, heaven and the possibility of an afterlife are hot topics in the w orld of literature right now, offering curious minds plenty of avenues for exploring t he possibilities. Many Americans sharing near-death experiences StatePoint M any near-death stories recount a sensation of leaving ones body and heading toward a light, accompanied by overwhelming feelings of love and euphoria.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 24, 2013Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles DearAbby: I have an a wful time meeting men. Im not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys wont happen. I useC raigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. Where Are The Good Guys? DearWhere: Ill try, but first let me tell you where the good guys ARENT. They are not on Craigslist trolling for sex partners. As my grandfather used to say, If youre looking for trout, dont go fishing in a herring barrel. Your problem isnt your looks; it is your extremely low level of self-esteem. Its important that you discuss this with a psychologist who can help you recognize the positive qualities you have to offer, because until you do, you will only repeat these empty, depressing encounters. Please dont wait. DearAbby: Im a 17year-old girl who was raised to be polite. When I meet someone, I offer a handshake and a smile and make eye contact. However, I have found that because Im female, adults especially men will go in for a hug even when I offer my hand to shake. This is followed by comments like, Youre too sweet to just shake hands, or, Girls dont shake hands. I like hugs, but they make me uncomfortable when theyre from someone I dont know well, and I find the comments insulting. How do I avoid this awkward moment and respond to the comments? Teen In New York DearTeen: The next time someone lunges forward, take a step back and say, I prefer to shake hands! Say it with a smile and dont be confrontational, but DO defend your personal space if you feel it is being invaded. It is not impolite to do so. DearAbby: Im single, have no kids and Im about to turn 62. I own my own home and have no debts. After years of earning a modest but steady income and watching my expenses, I have saved enough and I am eligible for good retirement benefits. So whats my problem? Friends and family insist Im crazy to leave a job at which I could work for another five to 10 years. I know retirement is practical for me because I have gotten professional financial planning advice. There are many things I really want to do classes, hobbies, volunteer work and travel before Im too old. My friends need to work to support their extravagant lifestyles, lavish vacations, expensive restaurants, plus their new cars, clothing and electronics. I did things my way and can afford to retire now, so why cant my friends keep their mouths s hut and let me enjoy what I have worked for? Ready To Retire DearReady: They may be jealous, or they may beg enuinely concerned about you. Not knowing them, I cant answer for them. I can, however, suggest this: Before quitting your job and the steady, modest income it provides, talk with another financial planner and get a second opinion. Youd do that with a doctor if you had a serious question about your physical health, and Im recommending you do it because this decision will affect your financial health f or the rest of your life. If you wait a few more years, you wont be over the hill, and you will have even more money to enjoy in yourr etirement. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box6 9440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know a bout wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Woman looking for good man wont find him cruising online In one of my last posts I shared some strategies for you to use whenyoure t rying hard to stay on track with a healthy eating plan when the family BBQ invite comes along. T oday, were going to look at the flip side of that by talking about what sorts of finger foods youmight consider serving at your next party to please everyone in the crowd from the celiacs and paleoistas to good old Uncle Jim who thinks that everyone thate ats organic is a hippy. The following finger f oods are all paleo, gluten free and are a bsolutelyscrumptious: bacon-wrapped shrimp bacon-wrapped p ineapple bacon-wrapped dates bacon-wrapped scallops bacon-wrapped ANYTHING! stuffed jalapeo pepp ers (you can also wrap t hem in bacon!) hard-boiled eggs stuffed with guacamole chicken satay seasoned mixed nuts smoked salmon with dill and cream cheese org reek yogurt, on cucumber slices an antipasto platter mushrooms stuffed w ith crab and bacon cheese plate with date j am and honey dark chocolate covered almonds popcorn topped with b utter and nutritional yeast (not paleo but g luten-free!) asparagus wrapped in prosciutto baked chicken wings baba ganoush cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto strawberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar veggie platterA s you can see, eating healthy doesnt have to m ean being a bore! Whats your favorite healthy finger food top lease a crowd? Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving D inner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper col umn appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant m oney with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping l ists at Gluten-free finger foods SH OWMETH EMO NEYB y DANIELA. 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The Conjuring, a haunted-house thriller from Warner Bros., debuted with $41.5 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Patrick Wilson and Ron Livingston, The Conjuring unseated twoweek box-office champ Despicable Me 2, which dropped to second place with $25 million. The Conjuring was among four new releases tempting moviegoers this weekend. The newest animated offering, Foxs urbo, opened with $21.5 million, good for third place. Foxs head of domestic distribution, Chris Aronson, characterized the opening as a very promising start, noting that the film wont open in Europe until the fall. But Universals bigbudget crime caper R.I.P.D. opened with a disappointing $12.76 million. The film reportedly cost more than $130 million to make, compared to only about $19.5 million for The Conjuring. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, R.I.P.D joins the years other mega-budget summer flops, including Pacific Rim, White House Down, After Earth and The Lone Ranger Overall box office totals a re up, though, said Paul Dergarabedian of boxoffice tracker Despite the fact there have been some high-profile, high-budget flops, the summer to date is up 12 percent from last year, he said. For mid-July, to have a modestly budgeted horror film top the weekend tells you how important it is for audiences to have options. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday. 1. The Conjuring, $41.5 million. 2. Despicable Me 2, $25 million ($35.4 million international). 3. Turbo, $21.5 million ($22.6 million international). 4. Grown Ups 2, $20 million. 5. Red 2, $18.5 million ($7.6 million international). 6. Pacific Rim, $15.95 million ($34.8 million international). 7. R.I.P.D., $12.76 million ($6.8 million 8. The Heat, $9.3 million. 9. World War Z, $5.2 million ($12 million international). 10. Monsters University, $5 million ($20.7 million international). The Conjuring scares up $41.5M to top box office


C M Y K Page B12News-SunWednesday, July 24, 2013www.newssun.comSpicy Mustard Chicken KebabsServings: 4 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 2 tablespoons Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon Pompeian White Wine Vinegar 1 pound raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch chunksTo make sauce, place 3 tablespoons mustard in medium bowl. Add oil and garlic powder, and whisk until uniform. Cover and refrigerate. To make marinade, in small bowl, combine vinegar with remaining 2 tablespoons mustard. Stir until uniform. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken and marinade in large sealable plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal. Gently knead marinade into chicken through bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak 4 in water for 20 minutes to prevent burning. Alternately thread marinated chicken and onion chunks onto 4 skewers. Bring grill to medium-high heat. Brush both sides of kebabs with sauce. Grill kebabs for 5 minutes with grill cover down. Flip kebabs and grill for 6 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy.Nutrition perserving: 215 calories; 8.5g fat; 415mg sodium; 5g carbohydrate; 0.5g fiber; 2g sugars; 26.5g protein Hungry Grilled Romaine SaladServings: 2 1 tablespoon Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 large heart r omaine lettuce, halved lengthwise 2 dashes each salt and black pepper 1/4 cup diced tomato 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil 2 tablespoons Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar Bring grill to high heat. Drizzle and brush 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil onto cut sides of each romaine half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay romaine halves on grill, cut sides down. Grill until slightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes. Plate romaine halves, cut sides up. Top with tomato, onion, cheese and basil. In small bowl, whisk vinegar with remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Drizzle atop salad and enjoy. Nutrition perserving: 135 calories; 10g fat; 340mg sodium; 9.5g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 5g sugars; 5g proteinF AMILYFEATURES Abundant plates of fresh vegetables, delicate fish from the nearby sea and splashes of olive oil are all hallmarks of traditional meals found in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean diet has been embraced for thousands of years by those living along the Mediterranean Sea, and is now followed around the world as consumers discover its delicious flavor components and researchers uncover its countless health benefits, including helping to prevent heart attacks and strokes according to a study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine. Its easy to embrace this healthy lifestyle during grilling season by giving your grill a Mediterranean diet makeover with the Pompeian family of oils and vinegars. You can enjoy the benefits of the diet without leaving home by making simple changes, such as swapping butter and vegetable oil for Grapeseed Oil or OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend, and making homemade dressings and vinaigrettes by combining oils and vinegars in place of bottled versions. Grapeseed Oil, which has one of the highest smoke points of all oils and is a rich source of Vitamin E, has a light taste that will not disrupt the flavors of food while cooking. This versatile, all natural oil is great to line your grill or pan with before cooking to prevent food from sticking. OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend, a healthy combination of canola, extra virgin and grapeseed oils, is the perfect all-purpose oil that represents key components of the Mediterranean diet and provides essential Omega-3 and Omega-6, monounsaturated fat and Vitamin E. Ready to adopt a Mediterranean lifestyle at home? Check out these easy grilling recipes from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. For more information, visit JalapeoPeachShrimpSkewersServings: 4 2 cups canned peach slices packed in juice, drained and blotted dry 2 tablespoons Pompeian Grapeseed Oil 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeo pepper 1 teaspoon Pompeian White Wine Vinegar 1 teaspoon brown sugar (not packed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 12 ounces (about 20 shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined If using wooden skewers, soak 4 in water for 20 minutes to prevent burning. To make sauce, place 1/4 of the peach slices in small food processor or blender. Add the rest of the ingredients except shrimp and remaining peach slices and puree until smooth. Transfer half of the sauce to small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve (for dipping Bring grill to medium-high heat. Evenly thread shrimp and remaining peach slices onto 4 skewers. Brush both sides with some of remaining sauce. Grill until shrimp are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side, brushing with remaining sauce as they cook. Serve with refrigerated sauce for dipping. Nutrition perserving: 185 calories; 8g fat; 415mg sodium; 6g carbohydrate; <0.5g fiber; 4.5g sugars; 21g protein I spent last Sunday playing golf w ith my buddy Ivan Ojeda, who is a good friend and a resident of Highlands County but was born ona small island called Vieques. Vieques is part of the Puerto Rican n ation. I think I get along with Ivan so well because we both love golf and we both love to eat and always seem to talk about food while wea re on the golf course. This past Sunday was no different. W e were at the South Course of Highlands Ridge and we got to talking about sancocho. It is saido f a person who has been under the sweltering sun that he is sanc ochao blistering hot or stewing. This Puerto Rican stew best illustrates the one-step cookingm ethod, a typical food preparation that has prevailed for 500 years in Puerto Rican homes, primarily b ecause it allows the latitude for batch cooking a nutritious meal in a single pot. I thought I would find a good recipe for it and see if I could make a pot of this. I decided that if it came out good, I would writea bout it this week. Well, it came out awesome, so here it is. This is another one of those onepot wonders that is easy to make and should please everybody. Sancocho(makes 6 portions 2 tbs. olive oil 5 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 lbs. top round beef, c ubed into 1-1/2-inch pieces 1/3 cup chopped yellow onions 1/3 cup chopped green pepper 1/3 cup chopped celery 1 aji dulce; seeded and minced ( small sweet pepper) 5 sprigs of cilantro, chopped 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 4 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped 4 qts. beef stock 2 green bananas, peeled and slice into 1-inch pieces 1 yellow plantain, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces 1 medium sweet potato (1/2 pound), diced into 1-inch pieces 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cubed into 1-inch pieces 3 medium new potatoes, scrubbed clean and quartered 1 large chayote, peeled, cored, and diced into 1-inch pieces 2 ears of white corn, cleaned and sliced into 6 parts each Preparation: In a preheated kettle over low to medium heat, combine olive oil, garlic, beef cubes and onions. Stir until beef is brown on all sides and onions begin to caramelize. Fold in chopped pepper, celery, aji dulce, cilantro, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and 1 quart of beef stock. Cook down until stock is reduced by half. Stir beef, then fold in all the remaining vegetables and beef stock. Continue to cook until meat is tender and the vegetables soft. Serving Suggestions: Since this soup contains beef and vegetables, it is hearty already. Serve alongside a freshly baked French bread and use the bread to soak up some of this delicious flavor. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. One-pot wonder C hefs Corner Tim Spain Whats Cooking