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C M Y K CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING While Andrew Lethbridge was born a New England Yankee, he moved to Highlands County as he was entering second grade. He has been here ever since. In fact, the Lethbridge name is well known locally. His mother is Diane Lethbridge, recently retired principal of Sun N Lake Elementary School, and his brother is a lieutenant with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. After graduating from Sebring High School, Lethbridge went to college, graduating from WarnerSouthern. Choosing education as his career field, Lethbridge began by teaching exceptional students at Woodlawn Elementary. He moved to Lake Placid and taught at Lake Placid Elementary School until he was transferred to Cracker Trail Elementary, where he served as dean and assistant-principal. When the Kindergarten Learning Center opened in 2007, Lethbridge Lethbridge ready to guide the countys elementary education NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, July 26-27, 2013 Volume 94/Number 89 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip goals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 9 9 5 5 Classifieds A7 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA3 Healthy LivingB5 Movie ReviewB9 Obituaries B5 Puzzles B9 Religion B6 Index More rain likely High 91 Low 75Details, A10 Heres the scoop20 facts about summers coldest, sweetest treat LIVING, B10Title hopes dashedSebring, Avon Park Dixie Boys knocked out of state tourney SPORTS, B1 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The city council lowered the millage r ate Wednesday evening during the tentative general fund budget workshop at C ity Hall. Council members agreed a t a previous meeting that lowering the millage rate, or property tax, would be helpf ul to local residents. Last years millage rate of 5.1644 was decreased by 3.377 perc ent. The majority of the council members were happy w ith the rate of 4.990 approved for the upcoming fiscal 2013-2014 year, but one member fought to get the rate lower. Council member Scott Stanleys motion to lower the millage rate to 4.90 was not seconded by any member of the council. Stanley felt that with the recent sale of the lot land for a Golden Corral restaurant would provide somewhat of a cushion for the city and also felt that with Mondays approval of merit pay and bonuses for city and staff employees, city residents d eserved something as well. Weve got to get the taxpayers a little break, too. If were giving the employees and staff a raise we should g ive the taxpayers a break, Stanley said. Bud Whitlock stated that the idea to give a break to the taxpayers was great, but the millage rate shouldnt be set based on the $348,000 sale of the property. Cautious council trims millage See SEBRING, A5 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Andrew Lethbridge, newly appointed director of elementary education works with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten students at the Kindergarten Learning Center. Lethbridge had been the schools only principal until taking his new position. See LETHBRIDGE, page A5 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Saying they didnt want to box themselves in, Highlands County Commissioners Tuesday night voted to set a tentative millage rate at 8.3, or $8.30 for each $1,000 of taxable property valuation, indicating they could always roll it back as budget cuts were found. It was not a unanimous decision. Commissioner Don Elwell was on the short end of the 4-1 vote. He had lobbied to leave the millage at the current rate of 7.1. That, he said, would force the county to sharpen their pencils and make budget cuts. At the start of the discussion, Highlands County Administrator June Fisher gave commissioners a handout which explained how Property tax rate raised, at least for right now Board could still lower millage if budget savings are found Elwell By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING At the end of a 90-minute public hearing Tuesday evening, Highlands County commissioners took the advice of one speaker, who advised if it aint broke, dont fix it. At issue was which of two companies would provide air ambulance services here. Commissioners issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Florida Health Sciences Center to continue to run the Aeromed helicopter in Highlands. The 4-1 vote reversed a staff recommendation from Emergency Medical Services Director Harvey Craven that would have awarded the certification to Rocky Mountain Holdings. Commissioner Greg Harris cast the dissenting vote. Florida Health Sciences Center is the company that operates Tampa General Hospital. Earlier this year, they decided to split with Rocky Mountain holdings, the vendor that County opts to stick with Aeromed Two-year deal for air medical services set Courtesy photo Country legend Chalie Daniels will be the star at the Florida Hospital Foundation Gala in November. See COUNTY, A6 See BOARD, A6 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING If the excitement during Thursdays press conference and enthusiasm from the celebrity guest are any indication of what the 19th annual Florida Hospital Foundation Gala will be, tickets will be going faster than normal this year. Foundation board members and organizers announced Thursday that the Charlie Daniels Band will be the celebrity entertainment for the 2013 Foundation Gala on Nov. 14 at South Florida State College. Aworld-renowned artist, Daniels has been making music for over six decades and CDBs most recognized recording, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, has become a county musi icon, but he said Thursday that he wouldnt classify his music as just country. Ive been called so doggone many things Charlie Daniels Band to play at 2013 Gala See CHARLIE, A5 Legendary performer set for Nov. 14 show at South Florida State

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C M Y K By ROD LEWIS News-Sun correspondentSEBRING What do the 1974 Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar and the 1980 DeLorean DMC-12 have in common? They both made Bloomberg Business Weeks list of the 50 Ugliest Cars Of The Past 50 years. Most people are familiar with the DeLorean that was made famous by the Back ToThe Future trilogy. The futuristic look of the car made it a perfect fit for the movies. The CitiCar, made in the 1970s by SebringVanguard, had much less publicity, but it and its variants had been the best-selling electric car until 2011 when the Tesla Roadster took the title. The looks of the CitiCar seemed as rudimentary as the DeLorean seemed futuristic. The CitiCar was an electric car in infancy and was ahead of its time. The CitiCar was built and produced in Sebring and was sold in all 50 states, as well as internationally, according to resident expert Howie Kubsch. Kubsch was always interested in electricity. His dad was a union electrician for over 40 years. He was an aircraft instrument repairman in the air force and went to Valparaiso Technical Institute where he learned about electrical circuits, motors and electronics. When Kubsch retired from IBM, he moved to Sebring. It wasnt long before he started researching the cars that were made there, and in 2007 he purchased his first electric car, a 1980 CommutaVan made for the post office. Then in 2009 he purchased another electric car. The car was a project car, however, and he put it aside. As his interest in the electric vehicles grew, he started looking at the newer electric cars. While researching the new breed of electric car, his fascination continued with the vintage electric car. In 2012, the historical society did not have enough room for their vintage ComutaCar, and it became Kubschs. Since Kubsch has owned the little car, it has been in many different venues in Sebring including the Sebring Rotarys Touch a Truck, Touch a Plane show at the Sebring Regional Airport. It was at this event that a grandmother, whose grandson was in the car, mentioned to Kubsch that the childs grandfather worked at the plant. He said it was interesting for him to talk with someone who had such a connection to the car. Kubsch was still on a quest to own a vehicle that has less impact on our environment and far less requirement for foreign oil and gasoline. After years of research and learning about the technology, he decided the Chevy Volt would meet his requirements of being a dual-usage vehicle a short-range and totally electric vehicle for short trips and a vehicle that could be used for long trips. Continuing his mission to reduce foreign oil and the environment, and his passion for electric cars, Kubsch continues to go to meetings and to explore the possibilities. He is planning on going to Crystal Lake, Ill., for an Aug. 2-4 meet at the Small Cars Wonder Micro Car Museum. It will be fun to be able to go electric and go long range with backup engine/generator, he said. Thats what makes my Volt a big home run with me, just what I wanted, he said. Page A2News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 This weeks question: Should the county raise the millage to the rollback rate to help make up the budget shortfall? Online Yes 34.6% No 65.4% Total votes: 136 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at July 23 2532355051MB: 46x:3Next jackpot $19 millionJuly 19 1620243942MB: 46x:3 July 16 1014214053MB: 20x:2 July 24 4815163252x:2Next jackpot $41 millionJuly 20 82122274044x:3 July 17 134121538x:4 July 24 24192836 July 23 910122532 July 22 28202329 July 21 16132336 July 24 (n) 1985 July 24 (d) 3187 July 23 (n) 1319 July 23 (d) 5108 July 24 (n) 130 July 24 (d) 513 July 23 (n) 311 July 23 (d) 312 July 23 51417216 July 19 624303921 July 16 78294212 July 12 219374313 July 24 929404454 PB: 7Next jackpot $196 millionJuly 20 1425273858 PB: 6 July 17 122343842 PB: 17 Lottery Center Red Cross helps three households in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The American Red Cross MidFlorida Region has been in contact with three families on Washington Boulevard in Lake Placid in response to flooding. One family has responded that they do not need assistance, but the Red Cross continues to check in with them. Two other households were given three-night hotel stays and financial assistance with food while they coordinate with their insurance companies. One of the families also received assistance for infant supplies.Hair bows benefit Jade JacksonWAUCHULA The neighbor of Missy Sperry, a cousin of 14-year-old Jade Jackson, learned of Jades diagnosis of brain cancer and treatment and wanted to do something to help. She has made what is now known as the Jade Jackson Bow These large red and white hair bows are $5 with all proceeds going to Jade. Jades favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13, is in the center and a ladybug is placed on one side to represent strength. For more information or to place an order, contact Sperry at (863) 773-3233 or (863) 245-6877. Shipping is at no extra charge.T aiko Drummers perform todaySEBRING The Tampa Taiko Drummers will perform at the Sebrin g Civic Center today at 2 p.m., presented by the Sebring Public Library. Aworkshop will follow and kids will get to play the enormous drums them selves. For more information, call 402-6716.City of AP has online poll on sanitationA VON PARK The City Council of Avon Park is seeking input on the citys sanitation service delivery through a webbased polling system. The city is in the midst of budget development for 2014. The council is considering a sanitation rate reduction from $18 per month to $16 per month a s long as services remain the same. In order to achieve this city officials would need to keep the sanitation service with once per week pickup for regular garbage, and once per week pickup for recycling. The city is recy Community Briefs Continued on A6 Rod Lewis/News-Sun Howie Kubsch enjoys both the old and new in electric cars, owning both a CommutaCar made in Sebring back in the 1970s and a new Chevy Volt. A fan of electric cars, both old and new By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Public safety director Jason Lister says that the goal of having all the citys public service officers cross trained as fir fighters and emergency medical technicians will be fulfilled by mid-November. Lister is one of Avon Park officers currently in training for the additional certificates. Our goal is the complete integration of a higher level of service, he said. The idea is not to replace other first responders, but to add boots on the ground, Lister said. For example, he said, the city has 15 paid firefighters who serve in three man crews. Lister explained that in most cases that provides enough coverage. However, in the case of a burning building that has to be entered the rule is for every two men inside there must be two men outside. By having trained men immediately available theres no waiting for anybody, Lister said, because the fourth man is right there. When asked, both Lister and City Manager Julian Deleon said this in no way affects the fire department, which is financed through a fire assessment. The department will not be cut, both said. At the city councils regular meeting Monday night, the council approved the proposal to maintain the 20122013 fire assessment in 2013-2014. There will be a public hearing in August. Assessment rates are determined by a formula that includes the size of the building, whether it is residential or commercial and how many estimated emergency calls would be generated. For example, the assessment for a warehouse of less than 2,000 square feet is $50 a year. Anursing home of the same size pays an assessment of $1,299. AP public safety employees getting extra training Jason Lister APpublic safety directorOur goal is the complete integration of a higher level of service. MIAMI (AP) In less than three months, unins ured Floridians will be able to purchase medical insurance online under a new federal health law. Making sure average citiz ens understand how it works will be a Herculean task accompanied by a massive marketing blitz promoting the b iggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare. Hundreds of thousands of Florida residents making less than $48,000 a y ear will be eligible for federal money to help p urchase their own insurance through online health exchanges under t he Affordable Care Act. The new marketplaces, w hich are open for enrollment this October, will have the feel of an online travel site where individuals and families c an compare different private insurance plans. Health insurers will spend millions on ads pushing their plans and t he federal government is also launching a multim illion dollar campaign, targeting libraries, gyms and concerts. Health clini cs and non-profits will also be joining the advertising mix. That means Florida residents are about to get h it with a ton of information designed to walk them through the enrollment process, but the feds and insurers must a lso find a way to package the information so it d oesnt end up confusing residents even more. People are a little bit intimidated not knowing what to expect, not knowing what the outcome will be but the r esource will hopefully allay some of the fears, said Renard Murray, a regional administrator with the Centers for M edicare and Medicaid Services. The federal governments marketing strategy includes everything from door-to-door walks, working with churches, partnering with local mayors and a massive social media presence, including phone apps, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr campaigns. Recently, Murray was wrapping up a presentation for students at Florida International University in Miami, one of nearly a dozen presentations hed done over three days, along with a half dozen media interviews. In Broward County, state Rep. Richard Stark is working with several other lawmakers on a campaign to help educate and enroll residents. Stark, who is also an insurance agent, is already getting calls from confused constituents and insurance clients. All these people started saying, I thought I didnt have to do anything, that I would just start getting Obamacare, said the Weston Democrat. Seventy-eight percent of uninsured adults dont know about opportunities that will be available to them in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, according to Enroll America, a nonprofit group sponsoring a national campaign that includes home visits and passing out brochures. Media blitz coming for health exchange

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C M Y K During World War II, Japan occupied Korea and used its population as a s ource of slave labor. In 1945 the peninsula was d ivided in two at the 38th parallel. In a simplified overview, t he war swung back and forth. North Korea attacked f irst on June 25, 1950, marching south and catching American and South Korean forces off guard. Seoul was occupied and the allies p ushed to the southern most part of the peninsula, pinned a gainst the sea by September. The UN forces pushed b ack, driving the communists to the Yalu River, the b order with Manchuria. In the process, Americans freed Seoul from its occupation and captured Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. China entered the war in October of 1950, pushing the allied forces back south. In January of 1951, the communist forces recaptured Seoul. The Americans counterattacked. By March, Seoul was freed the second time. By the summer truce talks began as the fighting continued, but the talks dragged on through 1952 and into 1953, often breaking down altogether. An armistice agreement (not a surrender) was finally signed on July 27 in 1953, ending hostilities. By the cease fire, the situation on the Korean peninsula was where it had been at the start of the war, divided at the 38th parallel. The war a bloody, fierce fight. While 20 nations provided troops and equipment, 90 percent of the troops were American. The soldiers faced hardships as terrible as any faced by veterans of World War II. In one 18-day period during the Battle of Bloody Ridge, an average of 150 soldiers were killed every day. An estimated 14,000 rounds were fired in one 24-hour period. According to the federal governments Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, during the three years, one month and two days of the war approximately 37,000 Americans were killed in action. Almost 8,000 Americans are still unaccounted for. Combined Communist troop casualties totaled more than 1 million soldiers. Another 1 million South Korean civilians were killed. On Saturday, please take some time to thank the heroic men who suffered and died in a war we have mostly forgotten. TODAYSEDITORIAL 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page A3 Back in the early s, when I worked in London and wrote frequently about the hi-jinks of the monarchy, I tried in vain to understand why the British clung to such an archaic institution. But with the arrival of The Royal Baby, I finally get it. The House of Windsor gives the British permission to ignore their political and economic woes, to escape from themselves. Wouldnt it be swell if we had something like that? In our own perpetual time of trouble when were profoundly divided by race (see the latest poll on Martin-Zimmerman), when were gripped by Washington gridlock (the next round of debt-ceiling brinksmanship is on the horizon) our escapist fare runs the gamut from zombies to Honey Boo Boo. Granted, the British obsession with the royals and our own as well, judging by the cable coverage is a tad balmy. As the London-based writer Lionel Shriver says, the firstborn of the Duchess of Cambridge (thats Kate Middleton to you) being third in line for the throne is of no more worldly import than my being third in line at my local London Tesco. On the other hand: The British hold on to their sense of themselves by their fingernails, and when it comes to identity, you take what you can get . However decorative this institution, at least for the British this birth symbolically perpetuates the endurance of their own country. The British remain mired in an economic recession that dwarfs our own, but they endure in part because they have such a grand psychological crutch. And its amazing how the royals have endured. When I was working there, the whole institution appeared to be in crisis, thanks largely to the melodramatic love triangle of Diana, Charles, and the latters mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles. My favorite story was when Charles phoned Camilla, and told her that he fantasized about being her tampon. Somebody had tapped his phone, and the transcript went viral (1993s version of viral). I persuaded my editors to OK my opening paragraph about how the next king of England gives good phone. But today Charles is a newly anointed grandpa, and the British are newly ga-ga. Even the lefty Guardian newspaper, no friend of the royal institution, is tracking the story minute by minute. By all accounts, the commoners are expected to spend the equivalent of $400 million on everything from royal baby burp cloths to royal baby diapers, just to bond in their minds with the crowned elite, with the custodians of the national myth. For better or worse, we Americans lack that kind of cultural glue. We have our flag and our patriotic holidays, but in this era were profoundly split over how the American creed should even be defined. This autumn, for instance, President Obama and the House Republicans will collide yet again over what constitutes the proper role of government as they flirt with yet another federal shutdown. Heck, the nations first black president cant even speak from the heart about what it feels like to be black without being tagged by right-wingers as the race baiter-inchief. (Incidentally, Obama was precisely right last Friday when he said that Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. If Obama at age 17 had been stalked and killed under similar circumstances, he would have been posthumously caricatured in court, and in the press, as a dope-smoking hoopsshooting Choom Gang slacker who came from a broken home. But I digress.) So its easy to understand why so American TVtalking heads are currently encamped in London; and why the 24/7 cable coverage of the Zimmerman aftermath has been trumped by 24/7 cable coverage of the birth. As much as we might want to mock the royals, and all the attendant pomp, many of us also envy it. In our own time of trouble, amidst our seemingly intractable polarization, there is something to be said for the rites of cultural continuity. Dick Polman is the national political columnist at NewsWorks/WHYY in Philadelphia (newsworks.org/polman) and a Writer in Residence at the University of Philadelphia. Email him at dickpolman7@gmail.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Political benefits of a royal baby Life for kids is harder today than ever before, and I offer up proof: According to a variety of news reports, many elementary schools are eliminating recess. Why would schools do such a heartless thing? Well, these days, teachers are expected to teach kids everything from manners to self-esteem. T eachers need to use recess time to slip in a little math and science. Besides, recess is nothing but a lawsuit waiting to happen. When kids get hurt on the playground, lawyers jump out of bushes so you cant entirely fault schools for eliminating playtime, and thats a shame. When I was a kid in the 1970s, kids were allowed to be kids. In the summers, we played from morning until dark. Unlike todays youngsters, we annoyed our parents by spending too LITTLE time in the house, prompting two common demands: You better be home on time for supper! You better be home when the street lamps turn on. Recess was a big part of my life at St. Germaine Catholic School. Every day, we had a nice long break to run like wild animals out in the parking lot. It was the only place where a kid could build up enough footspeed to outrun the nuns. It was on the playground that I developed selfesteem by becoming the king of keep-away. We played kickball, caught football and played it tag. And we were so refreshed afterward, we were able to endure the torturous math and science lessons that made up the rest of the day. But kids dont get to be kids much anymore. Theyre shut inside a classroom from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. As soon as they get home, the structure continues. Because many parents only have one or two children, theyre able to lavish them with lessons. Kids dont play soccer, they go to soccer school. They dont play pickup baseball, they go to the batting academy. They have piano lessons, chess club, math tutoring and so on. Thats why recess is more important now than it ever was. Kids need the free time to explore and play and run free. Its the only chance they have in their rigid universe to let loose and learn how to socialize with other kids, uninterrupted by adults. But I argue it isnt just kids who need recess. Adults should begin to embrace it, too. So many of us are so busy keeping up with the pressures of our specialized jobs juggling schedules, working long hours to keep our jobs or working two or three jobs to keep up with our bills that maybe we should have a little free time to blow off steam, too. Wheres the president on this one? I thought he felt our pain. In fact, Im surprised President Obama hasnt proposed something like a Federal Recess for Adults Act, which would provide federal funds to allow adults to play and penalize companies that refuse. Regardless, it would be a good idea for adults to spend one hour each day hitting the fields and playgrounds. Liberals could play catch with conservatives. Feminists could jump rope with stay-athome moms. It would improve our understanding of each other and improve civility in our political debate. Heck, maybe if the president spent an hour each day playing hopscotch with conservatives in the House, hed open up multiple opportunities to find consensus on the many unresolved issues our country is facing. So, its a bad idea to take recess from children and a great idea to expand it for adults. Now, if youll excuse me, I need to break for lunch and catch Frisbee with a radical progressive. T om Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Recess for kids and adults Guest Column Tom Purcell Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Guest Column Dick Polman Take time to remember The Forgotten War The Korean War is too often forgotten. Called a police action by President Harry S Truman because it was the first United Nations peacekeeping mission the war was overshadowed by World War II and later by Vietnam.

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C M Y K over the years. When people ask me what we play, I really dont put a specific genre on our music. I say we play American music, because youre going to hear some of all of it. If you come to a CDB show you will hear country, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, rock of three or four different kinds. I just do it and let people call it what they want to, said Daniels from the comfort of his home Thursday after a busy night of performing at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville Wednesday night. The guitarist and fiddler stated that he usually does between 90 and 100 shows each year on top of 10 Grand Ole Opry appearances and charity functions. Though CDB hasnt been to Sebring in many years but was looking forward to performing for a function that helped raise money for the Adventist-based hospital foundation. I am a unabashed Christian. I salute you for the work you do. I have had reason to be very thankful for good medical care here in the last few years. I am very thankful for all things medical. Any medical cause, Im very much in favor of it because Ive been in the care of folks that are doing what you folks are doing. Youve got to start somewhere and I want to thank you, Daniels said. A huge supporter of United States military troops and veterans, the 76year-old performer was very vocal about his passion for helping and assisting veterans. Daniels has recorded many patriotic songs and gives many freedom concerts for active military members. CDB has performed at a number of venues both small and large across the nation. The musician always strives to put on a good show no matter the venue. I just feel that everybody should get the same show, so we do the same show regardless if its a festival ora theater, a small venue a large venue, whatever. We do the same songs and play with the same energy. I just love walking on stage and performing in front of people, Daniels said. As far as song selection for the Gala, Daniels knows what attendees want to hear when he and his band get on any stage. He said that it isnt hard choosing what hits to play. Instead, the difficult part is determining what to leave out. Thats why they come. They (people) come to hear those songs. We always put those songs in and kind of fill-in around them, said Daniels. The 19th annual Foundation Gala will be held at South Florida State College Thursday, Nov. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. Ticket s will go on sale soon and can be purchased by visiting the Florida Hospital Heartland website at www.fhheartland.org/. Other gala events including the golf tournament on Nov. 15 and a 5K and 10K race Nov. 17. Visit www.fhheartland.org/ for details to register for any of the gala events. was tapped to serve as its first principal. This summer, Lethbridge was promoted to the position of director of elementary education. He also oversees the districts summer programs. His primary responsibility, he said, is to provide support to principals and elementary teachers. We need to look at procedures and processes that we can streamline, and redundancies we can take off their plates, he said. Principals and teachers work hard, we want to make their jobs easier. For example, he said, Dr. (Brenda) Longshore, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, very much wants us out in the schools. We are meeting with all the principals to find out they require, but were going out to them, not making them to come to us. Thats helpful. The support is important, he added, because there has been a large shift as a result of the new core curriculum. This means there will be major changes in the way teachers teach. Those changes have been gradual the curriculum introduced at the kindergarten level have been in place for two complete school years. As students move up in grade, the curriculum advances with them. Lethbridge is excited about the new direction. He said he has high expectations for a new elementary reading and math textbook series with the new more challenging emphasis. This is the first course that comes with resources for the common core curriculum, he said. It looks at very specific standards in greater detail, so there are fewer standards altogether and less overlap between levels. ROBERTW. UZZELL Robert W. Uzzell, 90, of Avon Park, died Thursday evening, July 18, 2013, at Florida Hospital Deland. A n ative of Kansas City, Mo., he had lived here since 1985, coming from Millington, Tenn. He was retired Petty O fficer of 30 years serving in the US Navy during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member at River Greens Golf Course. He is survived by his son and wife, Robert W. and Donna Uzzell II, of Altamonte Springs; granddaughter, Dyan Schwartz, of Orlando; and two great grandchildren, Bradley and Bethany Schwartz, of Orlando. Visitation was held on Thursday evening at Fountain Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Fountain Funeral Home with interment in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home. Fountain Funeral Home 507 US 27 N Avon Park, FL33825 (863) 453-3134 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page A5 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 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 8 0 0 4 4 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 9 9 9 0 0 Lakeland Comfort Shoes; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 0 0 7 7 They have a 365-day due diligence time on that property and they can walk from it at any time, Whitlock said. John Griffin argued that if Stanleys millage rate was accepted only a small percentage of Sebring residents would benefit from the reduction due to the homestead exemption. The only ones who would benefit are people who have houses over $100,000, Griffin said. If you have a $75,000 house you only pay taxes on the $25,000. Most of the people would only be saving $5 or $10. Id rather take the $348,000, which is an asset, and use it as an asset and put it into the general fund so we can use it for other things. Councilman John Clark, who classifies himself as financially cautious, was open about his concerns that the city could be facing hard times in the near future. I appreciate Mr. Stanleys sentiment (but) this money (from Golden Corral) is not in hand. Maybe more importantly, this is a one-time capital transaction ... so messing with the tax rate for the exchange of the sale of an asset I think is a mistake on our part, said Stanley. This is a very worrisome budget for me. If and when we get this money I think it should go to the general fund. Id love to see a reduction in the millage but I dont think that this is the year to do it and I dont think those are the assets we would relegat e towards doing it. W ith the looming financial issues at the county, Sebring staff wants to continue to be conscious of spending to ensure the city remains in good financial standing. I, myself, dont want to get to a point sitting up here that we have to raise taxes, ever, said Council President Andrew Fells. I would hop e that this city doesnt ever find itself that the county is in. Were in much better shape than the county and Id like to keep it that way. Council approved the new millage rate of 4.9900 with a vote of 4-1, Stanley casting the dissenting vote. Continued from A1 Death noticeRosalie A. Fogg, age 99, of Lake Placid, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 385-0125. Obituaries Continued from A1 Continued from A1 Lethbridge ready for new role JANELLE DENNISON Sarah Janelle Dennison, age 47, of Sebring, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.She was born on Dec. 1 0, 1965 in Miami to Kenneth and Sarah (Davis) D ennison.She was a clerk and typist specialist for the News Sun newspaper, memb er of the Lords Sentinel Fellowship C hurch in Lake Placid, and a resident of Sebring since 1978, c oming from Miami. She volunteered every place she could.She loved the Lord and her family with all h er heart, serving the Lord as a faithful prayer warrior. She is survived by her mother, Sarah Dennison of Sebring; brothers Frank S tarling of Avon Park, Ricky Dennison (Faith) of Miami a nd Kenny Dennison Jr. of Homestead; sisters Jewell Wilson of Sebring and Melinda Dennison of Homestead; nephews Brandon Dennison, Dolen W ilson Jr. and Jeremy Williams; and niece Misty W ilson.She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Dennison and brothers Bruce Camp, Randy Camp and Brent Dennison. Memorial Services will be held Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritans Touch Care Center, 3015 Herring Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements by: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida Dennison Sebring council slighlty trims millage rate NORMAD. CREWS Norma D. Crews, 96, of Avon Park, passed away Wednesday July 24, 2013.She was born in Marianna on Oct. 6, 1916 to A ddie Maude Davis (Godwin) and Joseph Claude Davis, Jr.She was a nurse for Dr. Roy Wandeck in Marianna before meeting her h usband of 59 years, C. Elton Crews, and moving to central Florida. She has been an outstanding citizen of Highlands C ounty for over 60 years. She enjoyed working in the family business, C. Elton Crews, Inc., raising her family and tending to anyone in need.Her strong sense of c ommunity led her to donate her time and financial supp ort to various charities, churches, and local schools. She is preceded in death by h er husband, C. Elton Crews and is survived by her brothe rFranklin Davis, her three children: Clifton E. Crews, Jr., Harriet M. Crews, and Robert C. Crews; her four grandchildren: Angela Crews, Lisa Crews McIlwain, Robert C. Cruiser Crews II and Chadwick E. Crews, and five great-grandchildren, Hunter Kemp, Tyler Kemp, Dara Kemp, Kinsley McIlwain and Cillian Crews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the StephensonNelson Funeral Home with Rev. George Hall officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m. prior to the service.Aprivate interment will be held in Hart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or the South Florida State College Foundation. Funeral Arrangements by: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home A von Park, Florida Charlie Daniels band to play Gala concert

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C M Y K Page A6News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 7 7 6 6 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; front section 7/26/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 9 9 3 3 cling between 40 to 45 tons on a monthly basis. Since the poll is on the City's sanitation service, it is o nly open to City residents and businesses. In order to vote, the street number, and location ID is needed from the monthly utility bill. V isit www.avonpark.cc or http://avonpark.cc/polls.php to provide input.Elks plan Christmas in JulySEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 will be having a Christmas in July dinner and dance today. The event i s open to the public This will be a complete t urkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings. The buffet will be served from 5-6 p.m.. M usic will be by Buddy Canova from 6:30-9:30 p.m. M r. and Mrs. Santa Claus will attend. Adult admission will be $12 and children 12 years and younger $6.50. Please make dinner reservations by calling 471-3557. F eel free to dress accordingly.Natural Resources Advisory Commission is seeking applicantsThe Highlands County Board of County Commissioners is currently s eeking members to serve on the Natural Resources A dvisory Commission (NRAC). This advisory body speaks and advises county commissioners on matters of natural r esource protection, environmental clearances and the stewardship of conservation efforts undertaken by, in, and for Highlands County. The board is currently interested in applicants from t he following disciplines: Professional which repres ents occupations or sufficient educational credentials related to regional environmental issues, banking, finance, land planning, surv eying, law, engineering, education, surveying development and real estate or professional experience in geology, hydrology or geogr aphy. Environmental positions include expertise in environmental sciences, environmental consultancy, natural area land management, environmental research or education, environmental conservation/protection organizations or agencies. Agriculture slots represent occupations or education related to commercial farm, forestry, fishery, agri-business, agri-sciences, agricultural research or education. NRAC meets the last Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. for approximately 90 minutes. If you are interested in serving in any of these capacities, please contact Corine Burgess at (863) 4026545 or e-mail cburgess@hcbcc.org. Skipper to speak to historical societySEBRING John Skipper, well-known local teacher and rancher, will be the guest speaker at the quarterly luncheon meeting of the Sebring Historical Society on Saturday at noon at the Jack Stroup (Sebring) Civic Center at Lake Jackson. Attendees of this carry-in luncheon are asked to bring a dish to share and $2 per person, which includes table service and beverage. The public is welcome. Skipper, well-known descendant of a central Florida pioneer family, is the son of the late J. Raab Skipper and Mrs. Marguerite S. Skipper. He and his wife, Leesa, are the parents of two sons, Leighton and Raab. A1967 graduate of Sebring High School, Skipper continued his education at South Florida Junior College, where he earned an Associate in Arts Degree in education in 1969. He then was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1972 and a masters degree in education in 1979 from the University of South Florida. After a long and distinguished teaching career, he retired to manage the family cattle ranching business. For further information, call 471-2522.Democratic Women meet SaturdaySEBRING The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County will have their general monthly meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesdays). Acontinental breakfast will be served. All likeminded individuals are welcome to attend. This month, there will be a presentation on Floridas endangered waterways presented by Linda Bystrak.She taught biology for 22 years at the secondary and postsecondary level in Maryland and Michigan after earning two degrees from the University of Maryland. She is a former board member of Florida Audubon Society and the Lake County Water Authority and a current board member of the Florida Springs Institute, and of the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District. She is also currentpresident of the Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society. Bystrak, an avid kayaker, is a member of numerous conservation groups and the Lake County Democratic Womens Club. For further information about the Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County, call 214-4680. Continued from A2 Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun Dee Andrews, owner of Dees Place restaurant in Sebring, is presented with a plaque by News-Sun editor Scott Dressel in recognition of Andrews being named a News-Sun Unsung Hero. The monthly series highlights people who make contributions to the community that may otherwise go unnoticed. The award is sponsored by Agero. Community Briefs Unsung Hero award many dollars would be generated by various increases. She also explained to the commission that Tuesday nights action would be a tentative millage rate. The final action for the final millage will be taken at the commissionersSept. 5 meeting. Commissioners still may roll the rate down to 8.1 or $8.10 for each $1,000 of taxable valuation. It cannot be increased from that figure without a notice to all Highlands County taxpayers. Such an action would cost $61,000 in mailing fees alone. Despite the fact that number may be changed, it is the figure that will be sent out to thousands of property tax notices over the next few weeks. Even so, commissioners were told that in any given budget year the county does not collect all the tax money. Historically, we have collected right around 96 to 97 percent, said Senior Director of the Office of Budget and Management T imothy Mechling. As always, the budget is a tug-of-war between taxes and levels of service. Commissioner Ron Handley commented that he had not heard of anybody willing to cut services, Chairman Jack Richie saying, Were having a hard enough time keeping services up now. Also included in the overall budget for the upcoming fiscal year, along with operations run by the board of county commissioners, are budgets from the constitutional officers including the sheriffs office, the clerk of the courts, the property appraiser, the tax collector and the supervisor of elections. All of those budget requests are up, topped by the sheriffs office, which is asking for more than $1 million more this year. Commissioner Jim Brooks harkened back to 2004 when an unprecedented three hurricanes ravaged central Florida over a mater of weeks, calling for contingency money in case disaster might strike again. Elwell, however, continued to maintain that the budget this year could be balanced without raising taxes. I have gotten there a couple of different ways, he said. I would like to keep the millage rate low which demands people to get as creative as they possibly can rather than simply to raise revenues at this point. He called on county department heads, as well as the constitutional officers, to take part in the exercise. Elwell then put forward the theory that, at least for this year, there would be one-time money the county could access to balance the budget for the 2013 14 fiscal year. Things have changed, said Richie. We have lost a tremendous amount value in our property structure and this has hurt us dramatically. Richie agreed with other commissioners say the rollback rate would not do any good, contending commissioners needed at least 8 mils as safety valve for spending. It appeared that other commissioners were relying on Elwell to lead the way in budget cutting. We can set it high tonight and you can show us how to get back down, Harris said. Continued from A1 provides their helicopter and a number of other services. The two then each applied to run the operation here. Rocky Mountain Holdings, also known as Air Methods, had made the application first on April 30. Speaking to the commission, Tampa General Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Deana Nelson said the reason their application came in a month after Air Methods was that the TGH staff was caught flat-footed when they found that Rocky Mountain Holdings already had applied to the county even before TGH had made a decision whether or not to continue the agreement. Nelson alleged the action had been done in violation of the contract agreement between the two companies. Although Air Methods had presented nearly 50 letters of support, some of those were called into question, with at least one speaker saying when he penned his missive he was under the impression that he had been supporting the effort by Tampa General Hospital. Commissioners were greeted by a sea of blue, as uniformed Aeromed employees showed up en masse to demonstrate their support for TGH and the current operation. Under the joint operating agreement, Tampa General supplied the medical care via a flight nurses and flight medics, while Air Methods was responsible for the helicopter, medical supplies and equipment as well as living quarters for the crews. The current contract between the county and Aeromed is not set to expire until March of next year, but the dissolution of the agreement between Tampa General and Air Methods could have brought service to a halt at the end of July. Commissioner Don Elwell asked if both entities might be issued a certificate and the two groups could compete for business, allowing the consumers possibly to benefit through the free market. However, Craven assured him there were not sufficient calls to support more than one service locally for any appreciable amount of time. The formal action to award the certificate was a cumbersome affair, with commissioners taking several steps to make certain there would be no gaps in service during a transition period. Because the two entities will end their agreement July 31 and the certificate will not become effective until Aug. 2, a two-day gap would ensue. To ensure a seamless transition, commissioners approved an emergency certificate to cover the 48hour gap. The final action was a technical one, comprising three different motions with county attorney Ross Macbeth providing the language. In the midst of that process, Craven advised the commission that as of Tuesday afternoon, the helicopter that is slated to be used in Highlands County had not been approved by the state of Florida to operate. However, he said a letter had been submitted indicating the state does intend to issue that permit. The information caught Commission Chair Jack Richie by surprise and caused him to bristle. That was not in the back up material and it should have been, shouldnt it? Richie asked the EMS Director. Craven assured the commission that there should not be a problem. Richie responded that based upon the EMS directors guarantee, the commission would move forward. Elwell then included as a contingency in his motion that the machine have all necessary approvals. Commissioner Jim Brooks expressed displeasure with the Macbeth over the way the approvals were handled. I would appreciate it if our attorney would advise us before we have a motion of this nature. If he knows there are certain conditions that have to be mentioned, that we have it prior to the meeting or at least have an inkling of it so we dont get up here and look like we dont know what were doing, he said. Continued from A1 Don Elwell county commissionerI would like to keep the millage rate low which demands people to get as creative as they possibly can rather than simply to raise revenues at this point. County raises millage rate, but decision not final Board picks Aeromed for air medical transport deal TALLAHASSEE (AP) The Florida Democratic Party is beginning an online and social media campaign targeting Republican Gov. Rick Scott even though the party doesnt have a well-known, well-funded candidate to face him. The party announced its plans Thursday. It has begun placing ads on newspaper and social media websites. It also created a website, www.realrickscott.com to criticize Scotts record as governor. The campaign comes as Democrats wait for a strong candidate to emerge against Scott. The only credible candidate in the race right now is former state Sen. Nan Rich, who has struggled to raise the money needed for a successful statewide campaign. Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is widely expected to enter the race. Crist became a Democrat last year. And 2010 Democratic nominee Alex Sink is also considering a run. Democrats target Scott with web ads, social media campaign

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page A7 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.541 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 6.541, Annual/Vacation Leave at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to modify the adopted plan in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: For Administrators and Mid-Management and Non-bargaining (confidential) Employees, the leave entitlement schedule language shall be changed as follows: Administrators ….when an administrators annual leave credits earned are in excess of four hundred eighty (480) hours at the close of business on December 31 of each year, all such accrued annual leave in excess of four hundred eighty (480) hours on January 1 of each year shall be converted to sick leave and added to the Administrators sick leave balance; Mid-Management and Non-bargaining (confidential) Employees ….when an administrators annual leave credits earned are in excess of four hundred eighty (480) hours at the close of business on December 31 of each year, all such accrued annual leave in excess of four hundred eighty (480) hours on January 1 of each year shall be converted to sick leave and added to the Mid-Management and Non-bargaining (confidential) Employees sic k leave balance. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, and 1001.32, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $50.00. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0.00. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Marlene Welborn), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary July 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-281 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY M. CURTIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dorothy M. Curtis, deceased, whose date of death was May 5, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 26, 2013. Personal Representative: Louise M. Crum 1520 Corvette Avenue Sebring, FL 33872 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatve 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 Email Address: service@bnpalaw.com July 26; August 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-303 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ELLA M. CASSELS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELLA M. CASSELS, deceased, whose date of death was January 22, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-4940, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Hazel Cassels 205 Amy Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 July 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-213 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTY ANNE FARISS a/k/a BETTY A. FARISS a/k/a BETTY FARISS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Betty Anne Fariss a/k/a Betty A. Fariss a/k/a Betty Fariss, deceased, whose date of death was April 13, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 26, 2013. Personal Representative: Anne Fariss Reed 1247 Falls Blvd. Weston, FL 33327 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatve 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 Email Address: service@bnpalaw.com July 26; August 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-305 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ERVIN BILSKY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ERVIN BILSKY, deceased, whose date of death was May 19, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9851, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Kenneth Bilsky 109 Kentucky Avenue Williamstown, NJ 08094 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 July 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-299 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA L. PICKLESIMER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BARBARA L. PICKLESIMER, deceased, whose date of death was December 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 19, 2013. Personal Representative: Steve Picklesimer 905 Kerry Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Steve Picklesimer Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail: johnmc@mllaw.net July 19, 26, 2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of GREEN HAT LAWN AND LANDSCAPE located at 2650 N. Hewlett Road, P.O. Box 425, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Avon Park, Florida 33876, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 23rd day of July, 2013. Nancy G. Jones July 26, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-214 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF GARY JAMES CHAUVENNE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARY JAMES CHAUVENNE, deceased, whose date of death was April 5, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert Chauvenne 10955 Hillsboro Rd. Platte City, Missouri 64079 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 E-Mail: pam@karlsonlaw.com July 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-192 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL D. DRAKE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL D. DRAKE, deceased, whose date of death was March 10, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Linda Toth 2528 Gresham Street Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 E-Mail: pam@karlsonlaw.com July 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: FC 13-831 ANA MERCEDES CLAROS, Petitioner and JESUS FREDDY CLAROS CAICEDO, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jesus Freddy Claros Caicedo 113 Whatley Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ana Mercedes Claros, whose address is 113 Whatley Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870, on or before July 29, 2013 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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.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: June 24, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Edsel Kromholz Deputy Clerk 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 13-471 JAMES P. BAIRD and JUDY BAIRD, husband and wife, and ROBERT L. BAIRD and BONNIE BAIRD, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs NOEL Q. COWSERT a/k/a NOEL QUENTIN COWSERT and LAWANA J. COWSERT a/k/a LAWANDA J. HANCOCK, husband and wife, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: NOEL Q. COWSERT a/k/a NOEL QUENTIN COWSERT LAWANA J. COWSERT a/k/a LAWANDA J. HANCOCK Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a land installment contract on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 8, Block D, CRESCENT VIEW, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 54, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before August 26, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 19th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (SEAL) ``In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' July 26; August 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282011CA000745XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-7, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-7, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL E. CROWE A/K/A MICHAEL EUGENE CROWE; DIMITRIOS VASSILAKOPOULOS; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DIMITRIOS VASSILAKOPOULOS Last Known Address 4530 Pebble Beach Drive Sebring, FL 33872 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 5, BLOCK 341, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD Legal Group P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954)564-0071, answers@shdlegalgroup.com, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 16, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceedings should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. 1396-107739 LAC July 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-DR-938 GILBERTO JARAMILLO-CURIEL Petitioner, vs. MARIA DEL CARMEN RAMIREZ Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR PATERNITY, TIMESHARING, PARENTING PLAN AND OTHER RELIEF TO: MARIA DEL CARMEN RAMIREZ STATE OF FLORIDA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for paternity, timesharing, parenting plan, and other relief has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on BRIAN M. MONK, ESQ., SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., attorney for petitioner, GILBERTO JARAMILLO-CURIEL, whose address is 559 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Said written response should be served on or before the 19th day of August, 2013, and the original must be filed with the Clerk of Court for the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on the attorney for the Petitioner, or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all Court documents in this case, Including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office in Highlands County, Florida. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's 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 Clerk's 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 of striking of pleadings. DATED on the 15th day of July, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE, Clerk of Courts by: /s/ Lisa Osha as Deputy Clerk July 19, 26; August 2, 9, 2013 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. To list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com 863-314-9876 DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. 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C M Y K Page A8News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.912 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 6.912, Terminal Pay, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to update in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: Paragraph (1) shall be changed as follows: The School Board shall provide a 401(a) Qualified Retirement Plan that defers federal income tax and permanently avoids the payment of Social Security and Medicare tax on Terminal sick pay at normal retirement or disability retirement to a member of the instructional, professional administrative, or non-instructional staff or his/her beneficiary, if service is terminated by death according to the following schedule or not greater than provided by law…..Normal retirement is defined as 62 years of age or 30 years of service for employees hired before July 1, 2011. Normal retirement for employees hired after July 1, 2011, is defined as 65 years of age or 33 years of service; A new paragraph (3) shall be added to include payment provisions of Terminal pay under the 401(a) Qualified Retirement Plan for vacation benefits, Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) and withdrawals by Employees under (55) years of age. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22 and 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Marlene Welborn), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary July 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28 2012 CA 000283 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES CONNELLY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 11, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28 2012 CA 000283 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JAMES CONNELLY; SONDRA CONNELLY; SUNTRUST BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 6.14 FEET OF LOT 19 AND ALL OF LOT 20, IN BLOCK 2, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: A 1/37TH INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 10, BLOCK 1, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS SET FORTH IN O.R. BOOK 363, PAGE 72, OF THE AFORESAID PUBLIC RECORDS. A/K/A 5149 PLACID VIEW DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on July 15, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11032795 SUNTRUST-SPECFNMA-R-pschriber-Team 4 F11032795 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. July 19, 26, 2013 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page A9 Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation SCOOTER WITH17AH Battery Pack "GO-GO" ELITE TRAVELLER PLUS Like New (used 3 times). 3 Wheels. Disassembles easily to transport in trunk. $600. 863-655-1630 LIFT CHAIR Tan, very good cond. $350. Call 863-382-9289 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesAVON PARK2478 N Orangewood St., Fri & Sat, July 26 & 27, 8am 4pm. Casio keyboard, Sewing machine, Furniture, Puzzles & Craft supplies. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING* MULTIFAMILY SALE 5247 US Hwy 27 S, (near Raceway Filling Station) Sat. July 27, 8am 12pm. Childrens clothing, Lots of Miscellaneous Items. LAKE PLACID**SUN 'N LAKES** 113 Golfpoint Dr, Thur /Fri /Sat, Aug. 1-2-3, 8am Dark. Tools, Toys, Trains, Household, Media, Furn., DVD's, CD's, VHS, electronics, Art & Much More! LAKE PLACID* MOVING SALE !!! Fri. & Sat. July 26 & 27, 8am 4pm. 431 Juipter Ave. NW Placid Lakes. Furn., household items, tools, small appl., electronics, collectibles & More! A PLAKES MOVING SALE 2797 N Farnum Rd,Fri & Sat 7/26 & 27, 8am-? Hide a bed, couch, end tables, lamp table, kit. chairs, bedroom set, washer & dryer, PVC patio tables & chairs. Clothes & Misc. No Early Sales 7320Garage &Yard Sales YMCA PUNCHCARDGood for 20 visits. Expires 12-31-13. $50. 863-446-1766. VCR TAPESApprox. 45 Assorted! Suspense, Comedy, Horror etc. All Good. $15. 863-402-2285 UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGLESS Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $25. 863-402-2285 MODEL RAILROADLAYOUT 4' X 8' HO-NW Coal theme. 3 tracks, U-Haul. No longer using $1.00. 863-699-2796 CHEVY CAMAROCAR BRA NEW in BOX Fits 1994 1998. $30 obo 863-314-0330 COLEMAN LANTERNS(4) DUAL MANTLE. All 4 for $40. Will separate. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys3 TIRESP235 R60-16 EXCELLENT CONDITION, $60 OBO PHONE 863-314-0330. 7310Bargain Buys 7000 MerchandiseLOOKING FORFEMALE ROOMMATE/BABYSITTER Home is in Lorida. For more info call George at 863-261-5097. 6450Roommates Wanted 6300Unfurnished Houses LAKE PLACID* Placid Lakes Nice, Lg. split plan, 2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, Screen porch, Fenced yard. Near Golf. Water incl. $550 mo. C/H/A. Excellent Cond. 954-695-8348 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartments* SUMMERSPECIALS 1BR & 2BR Avon Park / Lake Placid / Sebring $375 and Up. Call For More Info 863-243-9191 or 863-244-2577 Or Visit www.mylakeplacid.com 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 www.acfillage.net for a complete list of amenities. CALL TODAY! Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creel @ 1-877-755-6600 or visit www.hallmarklakecity.com 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TEACHERS 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: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Is expanding its Rehab Department, With our New Rehab Building due to open in August CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE Physical 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) 453-6674 EOE/MF/DFWP 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: info@davinci-helpinghands.com 2100Help Wanted 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 jmachia@spancrete.com, Fax: 863.655.1215 PHYSICAL THERAPYDIRECTOR An opportunity for a strong therapist looking 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 hr@rcavonpark.com 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. HBI HASAN IMMEDIATE NEED for a full time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit www.hbi.org EOE/AA/M/F/D/V EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 INTERVIEWERS WESTATseeks motivated, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. 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C M Y K Page A10News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, double your fun; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 4 8 8 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/26/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 0 0 2 2

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Agroup of young men came into their own this week as the Avon Park All-Stars made a deep run in the Dixie Boys State Tournament, before being turned back in the semifinals, 12-4, by a powerful Spring Hill squad Tuesday night. After a Sunday loss to county rival Sebring on Sunday, the lil Devils rebounded in dominant fashion, trouncing Havana 18-5 Monday and serving up a 14-4 mercy-rule win over Wildwood early T uesday afternoon to set up a showdown with the presumptive favorite Spring Hill. Too long a perennial runner up during this stretch of Sebring dominance at t he state level, Spring Hill h ad come to town loaded f or bear and was tossing teams aside on its march. The heavyweights from Hernando County achieved their initial goal with a 100 win over Sebring earlier Tuesday and looked to continue their run against Avon Park later in the evening. But while loading up to match the power of Sebring, would the speed and aggressiveness of the APAll-Stars, a group of 13and 14-year olds who had won a 16-under tournament two weeks prior, prove to be a match-up Spring Hill wasnt ready for? Not quite, as it turned out. For Avon Park to utilize their team speed, they needed runners on base, and the Spring Hill pitching staff was being rather stingy in allowing base runners. Derrick Hawthorne would be the first Red Devil to reach base, on an infield single, but that was with two outs in the second inning, and he would be left stranded when the next batter grounded out. And by this time, Spring Hills powerful offense had built up a 7-0 lead. Four had come around in the first inning, two on a Robert Bunyan single, and three more in the second, including a two-run blast over the center-field fence by Noah Siem. Anthony Torres, on in relief, held Spring Hill scoreless in the top of the third and Avon Park finally scratched the board in the bottom of the frame. With two on and two out, Torres lined one that It used to be, years ago, fisherman had only one polefor fishing, often made of bamboo, steel or fiberglass and they used it their whole lives. Less fortunate fishermen often resorted to cutting a small branch from a tree. According to my grandfather it didnt keep them from catching fish and enjoying the great outdoors. But in our high tech world today, fishin poleshave become fishing rods and they are available in all shapes and sizes. Most manufactured rods today are made of graphite, although fiberglass and bamboo rods are still around. For years, fiberglass both solid and hollow tubes were the mainstay of all fishermen. They could be purchased from 4 1/2-feet in length to as long as 13 feet. Most were hollow tubes with ratings from light to medium, to heavy and magheavy. Solid fiberglass rods were typically used for saltwater fishing and generally weighed much more than the hollow, freshwater rods. Then along came graphite! Lighter and far more sensitive than fiberglass the early boron graphite rods were met with much favor, however it turned out that they were also much more brittle and didnt just break, but rather they exploded. Further research and development by companies like G Loomis perfected the graphite mix and eventually created the graphite composition used in most rods today. Our grandfathers would be impressed. Theyd probably also have a heart attack when they saw the prices of many of these high tech rods. G Loomis and Sage offer spinning and casting rods ranging in price from $240 to $850. Other manufacturers, attempting to capture the mid-range rod buyer price their rods at a more reasonable price of $125 to $250. But the real question are they worth it? Fishing all day or more correctly stated casting all day can wear out even the most physically fit fisherman. Using a lighter rod, even if its only a matter of ounces, can save a shoulder, elbow or wrist and make casting lures a real pleasure. In many cases, a good graphite rod can weigh as much as half the weight of a SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, July 26, 2013 Courtesy photo Don holding up a 5.2 bass he caught on Lake Jackson during his weekly tournament. Fishin Around... Don Norton Fishin Poles a tutorial See POLES, Page B3 Page B3 DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Luis Cervera delivers a pitch in Tuesday nights final game for the Avon Park All-Stars in the Dixie Boys State Tournament. LAUREN WELBORN/News-Sun Justin Bickman is greeted after his home run by Hunter Martinez, No. 15, and Kyle Helms Tuesday in Sebrings 54, Dixie Boys State Tournament loss to West Seminole. Run ends for AP All-Stars See AP, Page B4 By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was a long Tuesday for the Sebring Boys All-Star team as one of their games was postponed from the night before due to rain and rescheduled for the next afternoon. In the blistering heat of the day, Sebring took on Spring Hill in the hopes of staying in the winners bracket and to later see themselves in the championship. Sebring had been undefeated in the tournament until Tuesdays action, with double elimination sending other teams home. Unfortunately, Sebring would record both of their losses in one day, stopping short their shot at the finals. A10-0 loss to Spring Hill earlier in the day pinned Sebring against West Seminole in the short house that followed. Sebring had just over two hours to recoup and resettle in order to stay alive in the tournament. While the fight was much closer in the second game, in the end it was West Seminole who came out on top with a 5-4 win over the boys in blue. West Seminole started things off with the first Sebring Boys stopped short See DIXIE, Page B4 Courtesy photo Diane Reynolds pickleball career might be relatively young, but she has progressed well enough to take her game to the National Senior Games. Special to the News-SunThe National Senior Games are taking place in Cleveland, Ohio from July 19 to August 1. The Tanglewood Pickleball Club is thrilled to be represented at the games by five competitors. Diane Reynolds was a high school teacher for 36 years in Pennsylvania, Delaware and California where she coached the sports she had played at the high school and college level; basketball, lacrosse and field hockey. Having very little experience with racquet sports, Diane learned to play pickleball soon after arriving in Tanglewood and, as in all of her pursuits, focused on improving her skills. Now, after just three and a half years playing the game, she has risen to the top to represent Florida in the National Senior Games this summer. Diane loved pickleball as soon as she tried it. In her short pickleball career, Diane has scaled heights few will ever achieve, playing at state and national competitions. She has now competed in 16 states as well as in Canada. Diane believes that pickleball has only just begun. She would like to see the sport spread. In the Sebring area it tends to be focused in adult lifestyle communities such as Tanglewood, Highlands Ridge and Sebring Village. Shed like to see community tennis courts lined for pickleball use for young and old. Diane sees pickleball as a great sport for retirees who played sports when they we re younger. Players can adapt quickly to the new sport, play it well and truly feel alive. Gail Brown, a seventy five year old, is no stranger to competing at the national level. She has golfed in the National Senior Games seven times over the past twenty years, winning her age group four times. She has also been to the nationals in basketball and table tennis. This year she will represent Florida in both golf and pickleball. She has played in the prestigious Harder Hall Womens Invitational for 23 years and has a second and third place finish to her credit. During this years warm up round for the Invitational, Gail had her first ever holein-one. Gail is disappointed that, with all of the golfers in the state, so few attempt to qualify for the Senior Games. In 2008, Gail bought a house in Tanglewood, sight unseen, so that she could take up the sport which she modestly says she could play half decently at her age. As with all of her sporting activities, Gail is more than a half decent pickleball player. Gail sees pickleball as a booming sport (the fastest growing sport in America) that is contagious. She sees people of all skill levels picking up the game and loving it. She knows that young people will take to the Area athletes represent at National Senior Games See SENIORS, Page B3

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C M Y K SHS 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 catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us 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. Additional 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. Those with a summer pass can take the class for $1 per. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight (8) types 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) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. Level IV:Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, doa 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 Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. 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 used from their website www.str8up.org.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 Deer 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 and a 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, (863) 382-2255. Team entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (863) 385-7773. Last years field of more than 250 golfers set a new high for the everexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to get those entries in to be part of a great day of helping 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) 385-2377, or at crawford@xcelvolleyball.net .YMCA SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAis currently taking registrations for Fall Youth Soccer ages 3-14. Questions please call 382-9622. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston6142.592 Tampa Bay6042.588.5 Baltimore5745.5593.5 New York5348.5257 Toronto4555.45014.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit5644.560 Cleveland5348.5253.5 Kansas City4751.4808 Minnesota4355.43912 Chicago3959.39816 West Division WLPctGB Oakland5942.584 Texas5645.5543 Seattle4853.47511 Los Angeles4752.47511 Houston3466.34024.5 ___ Tuesdays Games L.A. Dodgers 10, Toronto 9 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 4 Kansas City 3, Baltimore 2 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Houston 5, Oakland 4 Minnesota 10, L.A. Angels 3, 10 innings Seattle 4, Cleveland 3 Wednesdays Games Oakland 4, Houston 3 L.A. Angels 1, Minnesota 0 Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 L.A. Dodgers 8, Toronto 3, 10 innings Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1 Texas 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Texas, late Detroit at Chicago White Sox, late Houston at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late Baltimore at Kansas City, late L.A. Angels at Oakland, late Minnesota at Seattle, late Fridays Games Boston (Dempster 5-8) at Baltimore (Tillman 12-3), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 5-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-8), 7:05 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 3-3) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-4) at Toronto (Dickey 8-11), 7:07 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 4-12) at Detroit (Fister 8-5), 7:08 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 4-7) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-2), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-6) at Oakland (Colon 13-3), 10:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 5-9) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-4), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET37476134.358 Mauer, MIN36751119.324 Ortiz, BOS31051100.323 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL37 Cabrera, DET31 Encarnacion, TOR26 RUNSBATTEDIN Davis, BAL97 Cabrera, DET96 Fielder, DET74 Encarnacion, TOR74 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL.695 Cabrera, DET.666 Ortiz, BOS.597 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.454 Mauer, MIN.407 Ortiz, BOS.404 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET14-1 Moore, TB14-3 Colon, OAK13-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.43 Colon, OAK2.52 Kuroda, NYY2.65 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX161 Scherzer, DET157 Hernandez, SEA147 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL35 Nathan, TEX32 Rivera, NYY32NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta5744.564 Philadelphia4952.4858 Washington4853.4759 New York4453.45411 Miami3762.37419 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis6137.622 Pittsburgh6039.6061.5 Cincinnati5844.5695 Chicago4554.45516.5 Milwaukee4258.42020 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles5347.530 Arizona5249.5151.5 Colorado4953.4805 San Francisco4655.4557.5 San Diego4557.4419 ___ Tuesdays Games Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 3, 1st game Pittsburgh 5, Washington 1 L.A. Dodgers 10, Toronto 9 N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 1 San Diego 6, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 1 Miami 4, Colorado 2 Arizona 10, Chicago Cubs 4 San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 3, 2nd game Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 8, Toronto 3, 10 innings Atlanta 8, N.Y. Mets 2 Milwaukee 3, San Diego 1 St. Louis 11, Philadelphia 3 Colorado 2, Miami 1 Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 6, 12 innings Cincinnati 8, San Francisco 3 Thursdays Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late Pittsburgh at Washington, late San Diego at Milwaukee, late Miami at Colorado, late Philadelphia at St. Louis, late Chicago Cubs at Arizona, late Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, late Fridays Games N.Y. Mets (Undecided) at Washington (Undecided), 1:35 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Mets (Harvey 8-2) at Washington (Zimmermann 12-5), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Philadelphia (Hamels 4-12) at Detroit (Fister 8-5), 7:08 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 9-2) at Miami (H.Alvarez 0-1), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 13-5) at Atlanta (Minor 9-5), 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-9) at Colorado (Chatwood 6-3), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Stults 8-8) at Arizona (Delgado 2-3), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 9-6), 10:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 6-11) at San Francisco (M.Cain 6-6), 10:15 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Molina, STL34245116.339 Craig, STL36855124.337 Cuddyer, COL30546100.328 HOME RUNS Gonzalez, COL26 Alvarez, PIT26 Brown, PHL24 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI83 Phillips, CIN81 Craig, STL79 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.598 Goldschmidt, ARI.559 Cuddyer, COL.557 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN.434 Choo, CIN.425 Goldschmidt, ARI.403 WON-LOST Wainwright, STL13-5 Corbin, ARI12-1 Zimmermann, WAS12-5 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD2.01 Locke, PIT2.11 Harvey, NYM2.23 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM157 Kershaw, LAD148 Samardzija, CHC139 SAVES Grilli, PIT30 Mujica, STL29 Kimbrel, ATL28NATIONAL 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 ___ Fridays Game Pittsburgh at Spokane, 10 p.m. Saturdays Games 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.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago125.706 Atlanta115.688.5 Washington99.5003.5 Indiana79.4384.5 New York710.4125 Connecticut412.2507.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota143.824 Los Angeles125.7062 Phoenix99.5005.5 Seattle610.3757.5 Tulsa613.3169 San Antonio512.2949 ___ Tuesdays Games New York 77, Indiana 72 Wednesdays Games Washington 82, Chicago 78 Minnesota 81, Phoenix 69 Atlanta 74, Connecticut 65 Thursdays Games New York at San Antonio, late Indiana at Tulsa, late Seattle at Los Angeles, lateFOOTBALLNational Football League TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned WR Mike Williams to a six-year contract. 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C M Y K sport as well. This month, Gail will be one of about 13,000 seniors gathering in Cleveland to celebrate an active senior life style as they compete in 19 sports. Gail will be busy watching track and field and other sports then shell take to the golf course for the three day tournament on July 24, 25 a nd 26. On the 28th shell play womens doubles pickleball followed by mixed doubles on the 31st When Jimmy Maynard was invited by his Tanglewood neighbor to try pickleball, he accepted the challenge, became one of the early supporters of the game and has been a devotee of the sport ever since. Jimmy came by his love of sports honestly. His Dad was a coach at the college and high school levels and Jimmy followed in his footsteps. As a young boy, this spry 75-year old excelled in hockey. He played basketball and baseball and did a little wrestling in high school but hockey was his passion. Although hed never played any racquet sports, it didnt take long for Jimmy to bea pickleball champion. He partnered with T anglewood teammates Gloria Soltes for the mixed doubles gold and Al Goldberg for the mens doubles gold in the 2007 Heartland Games. This winter, he won a gold medal with Wayne Buck against much younger opponents in a night game at LaBelle. He teamed up with Steve Arlen of Solivita to qualify for mens 70-75 age group and with Tanglewoods Gail Brown in the 75-79 year old mixed doubles for this weeks National Senior Games. Together, he and Gail Brown have won all but one tournament in which theyve competed together. Jimmy likes the competitiveness of pickleball and meeting such great people with whom he has forged some excellent friendships. As well, pickleball helps him to stay in great shape. Roger Binette describes himself as an intense, competitive, yet sensitive guy. These traits will serve him well when he represents Florida in the mens and mixed doubles pickleball competition at the National Senior Games in Cleveland. Roger has the distinction of having qualified for this years nationals in three states; New Hampshire, Maine and Florida. He has chosen to represent Florida as he is so fond of his Tanglewood playing partners, Tom Stadler and Diane Reynolds. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Roger played baseball in school and competitive softball into his late forties as well as recreational tennis. Unlike many in Tanglewood, Roger had played pickleball before arriving in Sebring. A friend suggested the game as a great alternative to tennis. Roger really likes tournament play with the chance to meet new people and study the styles of play his opponents use. Roger is excited to be going to the Nationals where he feels that he and his partners, Tom Stadler and Diane Reynolds, will do well. He thinks that part of the strength of these partnerships is the mutual respect for one another and the fact that they have fun both on and off the court. Tom Stadler grew up on a small farm 25 miles south of Green Bay. One of six children, the family never had much money and chores left Tom little time for participating in school sports. What the Stadlers did have was a competitive spirit and a zest for life which is evident anytime the Stadlers get together. Toms sports background was limited to some basketball in his tiny elementary school and lots of baseball i n the yard with his siblings and neighbors. As an adult, Tom did play quite a bit of tennis. Ona one week visit to his sisters place in Tanglewood, he was exposed to pickleball and loved it immediately. One of Toms pickleball highlights was playing in his first tournament with his sister, Betty. Tom was thrilled to make it to the finals in their age group of the Heartland Games. As he entered the court, a nervous wreck, one of his opponents asked if he was ready to take a drubbing. Needless to say, Tom was ecstatic to walk off the court with the gold medal. Another triumphant moment came when he and partner Roger Binette qualified for this years National Senior Games by placing second in the 65-69 age bracket at the Florida State Games held in Polk County this past December.. fiberglass rod of the same length. But the real difference between graphite and fiberglass is in the sensitivity or feel. In some cases, casting a topwater lure, buzz bait or spinnerbait sensitivity is not an issue. But fishing a plastic worm, jig or even a crankbait, sensitivity can make all the difference in the world. Bass can hit a lure so lightly that on fiberglass rods, the fisherman never feels the hit. But with graphite, you feel everything. With the right rod, not only will you feel more hits, but with practice, youll actually learn what different bottom types feel like and whether your bait is working properly. Finally, looking at price, a fisherman needs to consider that the top end graphite rods typically come with a full warranty. This means if you break the rod, the company will replace it for a shipping charge or nominal fee. So ultimately, buying a high end graphite rod may well be the last fishing rod you need. That last statement kind of flies in the face of todays choices. In the past, fishermen had one or two fishing rods which they used for all types of fishing. Today, there is a different rod for virtually every type of fishing and lure you choose to fish with. The choices are mind boggling and the question becomes, do I really need all these different types of rods? For the average fisherman, probably not. However, for tournament bass fishermen, fishing guides and fishermen who can afford and only want the best, high-end graphite rods are a way of life. As a custom rod builder, Im frequently asked what the advantage of a custom rod is over a factory built rod. I use the same rod blanks that manufacturers use to build their rods, but the difference is I can customize the rod to your specific needs. Want a 6-foot, 4-inch rod? Or maybe a 6-foot-8 or even a 7-foot-9? No problem. Custom rod building is an art, and using thread wrappings to match your favorite sports team, the colors of your boat, or just your favorite colors are something you cant get with a factory rod. Longer or shorter cork or foam handles, different colored guides, logos for sports teams, decals of leaping fish or the American Flag are all options. And finally, a printed inscription, a bible passage, a birthday or holiday greeting with your name and a date are all possibilities. Ive been building rods for over 35 years and Ive built thousands of them. Spinning, casting, trolling, flipping, pitching, as well as flyrods are all part of my acumen. I also offer a full life-time warranty on every rod I build. But for the record, the lifetime warranty is on my life, not the customers. Stop by REDS II in August to see some of my work. Ill have about 75 custombuilt rods on display in the store. Wednesday Tournament Were still not getting very many boats to turn out for our weekly Lake Jackson tournament. The tournament is every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to Noon, with an entry fee of only $20 per boat (one or two anglers) and a three fish limit. Wed sure like to see a few more folks show up. Last week, I fished with Burt Watkins of Avon Park and we won again. We had three fish, the biggest a 5.2 pound brute that inhaled my black/blue Baby Brush Hog. Burt hooked into a monster bass and fought the fish for what seemed an eternity until he brought the fish boatside and it got away. It never jumped but I got a good look at its back and it looked like a solid 8 10 pounder. The big ones always get away. REDS II is coming along and we should be ready to open around the first weekend in August. Ill keep you posted. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He will soon be opening REDS II, a fishing tackle store in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863273-4998 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at theamericanfisherman.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page B3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 7/26/13 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 Continued from B1 Poles, the extensions of a fishermans arm Golf HammockLast Monday, July 22, the Mezza Group played Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. There was a tie for first place in A group between Jim Gulick and David Mulligan both scoring minus 1. Jack Stafford came in first place in B group with plus 1 and Pat Dell came in second place at minus 1. Terry Yandle scored plus 6 that was good for first place in C group and Ken Porter came in second place with plus 1. Ralph Pickering had a great day by scoring a plus 12 that was good for first place in D group and Karl Mellor had a plus 5 for second place. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Keep the date of Monday, August 26, open. There will be more information at a later date for a free luncheon. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, July 18, and saw the team of Ken Rowen, John and Gloria Huggett and Bill and Linda Curtis get the win with a 51. Three shots back, at 54, were Dick Denhart, Larry and Chris Heath and Margaret Schultz. Taking third, with a 59, were Dick Reaney, Don Boulton, Charlotte Mathew and Betty Billau. For closest to the pin, Chris Heath hit to 10-feet, 1-inch from No. 2, Mathew to 22feet, 8-inches from No. 8, and Denhart to 12feet, 3-inches from No. 4. The Mens League played on Wednesday, July 17. The team of Dick Denhart, Jack Maginnis, Dick Reaney and Larry Heath took first with a 43, while Joe Swartz, Norm Grubbs, Don Boulton and Al Welsh were three shots back at 46 for second. Taking third, just one more back with 47, were Paul Martin, Mario Cappelletti, Bill Fowler and Woody Cook. In closest to the pin for the day, Martin got to 27-feet, 4-inches from No. 2, Denhart to 24-feet, 6-inches from No. 4 and Heath to 16feet, 2-inches from No. 8.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played an Individual Points tournament on Wednesday, July 17. Topping the leaderboard with 58 points was Jack Marceau, followed by Bob McMillians 56 for second and Jack Hoerners 55 for third. W ayne Wood took fourth with 49 points and John Millerick was fifth with 46.River GreensA Mens Day event was played on Saturday, July 20, with Fred Evans, Jim Cercy, Peter March and Ron Jensen teaming up for the win. Closest to the pin on the day were Don McDonald, 26-feet, 5-inches from No. 3; Larry Roy, 5-feet, 3-inches from No. 5; Harold Plagens, 11-feet, 4-inches from No. 12 and Fred Evans, 2-feet, 1/2-inch from No. 17. The Morrison Group got a round in between the rains of the week on Thursday, July 18. Don McDonald and Tim Thomas teamed up for a 133 total to take the win, while Harold Plagens and Butch Smith were second with a 140. There was a Ladies Pro-Am played on Thursday, July 18, with the team of Kay Corkle, Jane Auman, Janella Forcier and Patricia Gower totaling a +2 for the team win. Individually, Carol Roy scored +2 1/2 to win, with Linda Therrien and Pat Kincer tying for second with a +2 apiece. Courtesy photo Wisconsin native Tom Stadler returns up north, though not quite so far, to represent Florida in the National Senior Games in Cleveland. Continued from B1 Seniors take on nation at Senior Games in Cleveland

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C M Y K Page B4News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/26/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 0 0 3 3 looked destined for center field. Adiving stab by the shortstop looked like it might end t he inning, but the ball popped out and Deonta Kerney came in. T orres then rolled through the fourth with two strike outs and the Devil offense l ooked like it might start clicking when Adarius Council lead off the bottom of the inning with a rocket deep into the left-field corn er for a double. Hawthornes bid for a bunt single wasnt succesful at him reaching base, but it did move Council to third. But the next two batters were retired with Council still perched on third, and Spring Hill soon extended the lead. Paul Coumoulos got the fifth started with a home run a nd two more would later score to push the margin to 10-1. Over the final two innings, Avon Park would score three more times, though Spring Hill added two more to stay comfortably ahead and secure the win. But as head coach Abe Cervera said about his team afterward, there certainly was nothing to be down about as this group of young men made itsfurthest push yet in Dixie competition and lost to the eventual state champs. And with many of these players soon headed into the high school ranks, Avon Park got a glimpse of great things to come for Red Devil baseball. Spring Hill would finish off itsundefeated run to the title in dramatic fashion Wednesday. Down 5-2 against West Seminole going into their last at bat, Spring Hill rallied for one run to cut the deficit to two and then proceeded to load the bases. Coumoulos came up big again, going yard for a walk-off grand slam to send Spring Hill to the Dixie World Series in Seneca, SC as Team Florida. Continued from B1 run of the night as one players double reached home on a passed ball. It was not until the bottom of the third that the next run would creep past either teams defense. Sebrings Jay Bible started the rally with his seeingeye fly that fell short of the left fielder and beyond the reach of the shortstop to put himself on first before advancing to second on a passed ball. After the West Seminole pitcher tuned away the next batter, Justin Bickman drilled a grounder to the shortstop. As he should, the player looked to Bible to see if he could snag the lead runner. Perhaps he looked too long, however, as he hurled the ball over the first basemans head to put two Sebring runners in scoring position. This was a prime time to wake up the bats, and Gabe Gomez stepped up to the plate for Sebring both literally and figuratively. Ripping the ball through the five-six hole, Gomez managed a two-RBI double to give Sebring their first lead of the night and day, for that matter.. West Seminole was quick to respond, a key to their success for the night, as a solo home run tied the game in the top of the fourth. Kyle Helms led off for Sebring in the bottom of the fifth with his single breaking through the infield. Acalled balk would advance Helms to scoring position as Bickman returned to the box. Proving that Sebring could come though in the clutch as well, Bickman blasted a two-run home run over the left-center fence to earn Sebring another lead. As West Seminole approached their sixth atbat, they saw themselves down 4-2. Managing some wellplaced singles, the West Seminole offense tacked three more RBIs to their stats and to the board, which now saw 5-4 in thei r favor. After a scoreless seventh inning, Sebring was sent home and West Seminole advanced in the tournamen t. The kids fought hard, said head coach Andrew Bible. It just was not our day. We had a few opportun ities, we just could not make it happen. Of course, this is not the end for the Dixie Boys. Some will still be eligib le to play again next year, while others will work their way up the ranks. Bible also took time to praise the kids on the team for their hard work and de dication throughout the season. Bible added how he loo ks forward to seeing the progress of the players as they go on and continue playing. I am proud of them, h e shared. It has been fun coaching them; they are a great group of kids and the y play well together. They represented Sebring well. Continued from B1 DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Jacques Gordon laces one to left-center in Avon Parks 14-4 win over Wildwood Tuesday afternoon. AP gives glimpse of bright future Dixie title out of Sebrings reach LAUREN WELBORN/News-Sun Brendan Doty makes the throw to first from his knees Tuesday, though Sebring was edged by West Seminole in Dixie Boys State Tournament action. July 261928 Bob Meusel of the New York Yankees hit for the cycle for the third time in his career. The Yankees scored 11 runs in the top of the 12th to beat the Detroit Tigers, 12-1, in 12 innings. 1939 The New York Yankees tied a major league record by scoring in every inning against the St. Louis Browns. Bill Dickey hit three home runs in the 14-1 win. 1962 Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves set the National League record for home runs by a pitcher when he hit his 31st off New Yorks Craig Anderson. 1970 Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds hit three straight homers off Steve Carlton of the St. Louis Cardinals. On the same day, Orlando Cepeda of the Atlanta Braves connected for three consecutive homers in an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. 1984 Pete Rose of the Montreal Expos tied Ty Cobb on the all-time career singles list, No. 3,052, with a base hit in the eighth inning in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1991 Montreals Mark Gardner became the first to pitch nine no-hit innings against a Dodger home team since Johnny Vander Meer beat Brooklyn at Ebbets Field on June 15, 1938. But the Dodgers won in the 10th on two singles off Gardner and Darryl Strawberrys RBI single off Jeff Fassero. 1998 Trevor Hoffmans bid to set a major league record with 42 straight saves ended when the San Diego closer gave up a home run to Moises Alou on his first delivery in the ninth inning, tying the game. The Padres wound up beating Houston 5-4 in the 10th, but Hoffman blew his chance at history. 2005 Greg Maddux recorded his 3,000th career strikeout against San Francisco, striking out Omar Vizquel in the third inning of a 3-2, 11-inning victory for the Giants. 2008 Skip Schumaker went 6-for-7 to help St. Louis beat the New York Mets 10-8 in 14 innings. He became the first Cardinals player to have six hits in a game since Sept. 5, 1935. 2008 Trevor Hoffman recorded his record 544th save, retiring the only batter he faced after Jose Bautista hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning of San Diegos 9-6 win at Pittsburgh. It also gave Hoffman his 14th season with at least 20 saves, the most in major league history. Lee Smith previously was the only pitcher with at least 20 saves in 13 seasons. 2010 Matt Garza pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0. Garza faced the minimum 27 batters, allowing only a second-inning walk. The Rays had been held hitless three times since last July, including a pair of perfect games that were thrown against them. 2011 The Seattle Mariners flailed helplessly against CC Sabathia in their 17th straight loss, managing only one hit and striking out 18 times overall in a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Sabathia did not allow a baserunner until Brendan Ryan singled with one out in the seventh inning. He struck out 14 of the 25 batters he faced, seven in a row at one point. 2011 Julio Lugo scored from third base on a contested play at the plate, giving the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win in 19 innings over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lugo took off on Scott Proctors grounder to third baseman Pedro Alvarez, whose throw to catcher Michael McKenry easily beat Lugo to the plate. Lugo tried to avoid McKenrys tag with a pop-up slide. Replays indicated McKenry made the tag, but home plate umpire Jerry Meals called Lugo safe. This date in Baseball By TERESAM. WALKER Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Titans linebacker Jonathan Tig Willard says he helped rescue a family from a burning vehicle on his way to Tennessee training camp. The rookie was driving on Interstate 40 Tuesday near Oak Ridge when he noticed a sports utility vehicle smoking. He first told TigerNet.com that he flashed his lights and honked his horn to get the driver to pull over when he saw flames shoot out the back. As soon as I got to the car, I saw three small kids in the back seat and a dog, Willard said Wednesday at the Titansheadquarters. So for me, Im thinking, Hurry up and get the kids. Hurry up and get everybody out and get them away from the car.You could see probably up under the engine, all that was still on fire. So Im thinking that the car might go up anytime. Willard said Wednesday he handed an infant to the woman before pulling out another child. Asecond man rescued a third child and the familys dog with the SUVexploding into flames a couple minutes later. A Tennessee Highway Patrol report shows the SUV of Cheri Hubbard of South Daytona, Fla., caught fire and burned Tuesday afternoon. Willard is an undrafted free agent with Tennessee and was driving from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to report for training camp when he spotted the smoking vehicle. Rookie helps family from burning car

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C M Y K DearPharmacist: I take a reflux medication daily as well as a chewable antacid. I n the last two months, Ive dealt with severe Charlie horses, toe tingling and occasional heartbeat skips or runs. My doctor prescribed leg cramp medication and referred me to a cardiolog ist. I know youre a columnist, but I intuitively feel you can help me. Ive b een fine for eight months. G.W., Peoria, Illinois Answer: My 23 years as a pharmacist (plus six years o f schooling) comes in handy sometimes! Let me f irst say, do everything your doctor suggests because Im not advising, just educating you in my opinion column. The scientific literature p roves your medication depletes nutrients needed to m ake your leg muscles and heart muscle perform perfectly. Scientifically termed drug-nutrient depletion, i ts what I call the drug mugging effect because drugs mug your body of e ssential nutrients. If you need these medications, nutrient restoration is critical. Afailure to understand or a ccept the drug mugging effect costs you because you will get diagnosed with a disease you dont have, take unnecessary medicat ions and get sent away for expensive or invasive tests. Im so passionate about this, thats why I wrote the b ook on it. Drug Muggers is really a life-saving book and it helps you stay off the medication merry-go-round. Acid blockers block acid, t hats their job. When acid goes down, gastric pH rises. This blocks your ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. Common sense right? Medications that suppress acid include PPIs or proton pump inhibitors, H2 antagonists and simple antacids. Those categories include every acid blocking drug sold by your local pharmacy. The problem is that the human body runs on nutrients. Dont let drug commercials convince you otherwise. Its vitamins and minerals that drive metabolic reactions which support muscle and cardiac health. Momentarily Ill share key nutrients mugged by your medications. There are more than I can list here, so to receive the expanded version of my article (and natural heartburn pain relief options), just sign up for my free newsletter at www.DearPharmacist.com/. Ill email it later this month. Now, let me show you drug mugging at its best, and how it leads to leg cramps, neuropathy and heart rhythm glitches. Folic acid and B12: Acid blockers change pH in your gut so you cant absorb these B vitamins. Deficiencies absolutely cause nerve tingling or numbness, muscle weakness, leg cramps, confusion, memory loss, depression, cardiac palpitations and fatigue. Magnesium: Magnesium is so critical to the heart that ER doctors give it to heart attack victims. Shocker, but certain acid blockers are strong drug muggers of mag! The FDA knows and insists on the strongest black box warning for PPIs because of the magnesium steal. Severe magnesium deficiency is associated with seizures, muscle spasms, arrhythmias, hypoparathyroidism and depression. Please show your clinician immediately and relax. Restoring nutrients is much simpler than taking medications and installing pacemakers; its certainly worth a try before invasive costly procedures. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Trying to save as many as possible from the destruction of war often forces medicine to advance quickly. These changes often save civilian lives. One of the longest lasting was the Thomas splint, first used in 1885. Sir Hugh Owen Thomas thought that a joint infected with tuberculosis could be treated with rest rather than the more common amputation. He made many different splints and successfully saved limbs. Because he worked in the slums of Liverpool, the splint never caught on in England until World War I. His nephew, Sir Robert Jones (not the golfer), used it to stabilize open thigh bone fractures. The mortality for this injury dropped from 80 percent in 1916 to 8 percent in 1918. This splint was used for traction when I was a resident and is still used today for stabilizing thigh and hip fractures for transport. Triage, selecting those patients who need help first and those who can safely wait, was started during the Napoleonic wars by a French surgeon Baron Dominique Jean Larrey. He was also responsible for rapid transport of the wounded to the forward medical stations. The English were not so organized. In the Crimean War most of the deaths were not due to war, but disease. Due to public outrage, Florence Nightingale went to the Crimea. She changed the face of nursing from slatterns to a professional group with training in modern sanitation and patient care. Becoming nurses became an acceptable job for young educated women of good families. W orld War II brought us a new specialty hand surgery. There were many crippling hand injuries in returning soldiers. Plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and general surgeons each did some surgery on the hand, but there was no organized study. Dr. Bunnell, an English surgeon, published his surgery text outlining the principles of tendon repair, nerve repair and rehabilitation that we still use today. Skin flaps for coverage were also studied and described. A German doctor, Gerhard Kuntscher, developed an intramedullary rod for thigh bone fractures that allowed him to repair the soldiers and return them to the battlefield within a few weeks instead of the months that traction took. Now almost all thigh fractures are treated with more modern versions ,shortening hospital stays from months to days. More modern wars have brought more knowledge, but that is for a later column. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists. For more information, please visit http://hand-shoulderspecialist.com or call (863) 382-7777. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat orcure your condition. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page B5 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 9 9 9 9 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 8 0 0 1 1 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 Drug muggers cause cramps, palpitations Healthy Living Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen War and medicine are strange allies Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr MCT Many medical advances have come due to treatment of war injuries. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page B6News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com P P l l a a c c e e s s t t o o W W o o r r s s h h i i p p i i s s a a p p a a i i d d a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e m m e e n n t t i i n n t t h h e e N N e e w w s s S S u u n n t t h h a a t t i i s s p p u u b b l l i i s s h h e e d d F F r r i i d d a a y y a a n n d d S S u u n n d d a a y y . T T o o f f i i n n d d o o u u t t m m o o r r e e i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n o o n n h h o o w w t t o o p p l l a a c c e e a a l l i i s s t t i i n n g g i i n n t t h h i i s s d d i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y , c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s S S u u n n a a t t 3 3 8 8 5 5 6 6 1 1 5 5 5 5 , e e x x t t . 5 5 9 9 6 6 .A A N N G G L L I I C C A A N N N N e e w w L L i i f f e e A A n n g g l l i i c c a a n n F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p , 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sunday W orship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A A S S S S E E M M B B L L Y Y O O F F G G O O D D C C h h r r i i s s t t F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( A A s s s s e e m m b b l l y y o o f f G G o o d d ) ) , 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F F i i r r s s t t A A s s s s e e m m b b l l y y o o f f G G o o d d , 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B B A A P P T T I I S S T T A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k L L a a k k e e s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B B e e t t h h a a n n y y B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( G G A A R R B B C C ) ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F F a a i i t t h h M M i i s s s s i i o o n n a a r r y y B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k ,100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Morning and evening services available at www.fbcap.net. Select Media, select Sermon Library, select Date. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f L L a a k k e e J J o o s s e e p p h h i i n n e e , 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f L L a a k k e e P P l l a a c c i i d d , Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f L L o o r r i i d d a a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , S S e e b b r r i i n n g g , 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. T elephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F F l l o o r r i i d d a a A A v v e e n n u u e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L L e e i i s s u u r r e e L L a a k k e e s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M M a a r r a a n n a a t t h h a a B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( G G A A R R B B C C ) ) , 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P P a a r r k k w w a a y y F F r r e e e e W W i i l l l l B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S S p p a a r r t t a a R R o o a a d d B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , ( ( S S B B C C ) ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S S o o u u t t h h s s i i d d e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( G G A A R R B B C C ) ) , 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S S p p r r i i n n g g L L a a k k e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S S u u n n r r i i d d g g e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , ( ( S S B B C C ) ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 .C CA A T T H H O O L L I I C C O O u u r r L L a a d d y y o o f f G G r r a a c c e e C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h , 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S S t t . C C a a t t h h e e r r i i n n e e C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h , 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S S t t . J J a a m m e e s s C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N C C o o r r n n e e r r s s t t o o n n e e C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E E a a s s t t s s i i d d e e C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S S e e b b r r i i n n g g C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F F i i r r s s t t C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( D D i i s s c c i i p p l l e e s s o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t ) ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N & & M M I I S S S S I I O O N N A A R R Y Y A A L L L L I I A A N N C C E E The A A l l l l i i a a n n c c e e C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f S S e e b b r r i i n n g g , 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N S S C C I I E E N N C C E E C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n S S c c i i e e n n c c e e C C h h u u r r c c h h , 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F B B R R E E T T H H R R E E N N C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e B B r r e e t t h h r r e e n n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F C C H H R R I I S S T T A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L L a a k k e e P P l l a a c c i i d d C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S S e e b b r r i i n n g g P P a a r r k k w w a a y y C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F G G O O D D C C h h u u r r c c h h o o n n t t h h e e R R i i d d g g e e , Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F N N A A Z Z A A R R E E N N E E F F i i r r s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e N N a a z z a a r r e e n n e e o o f f A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k , P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. F F i i r r s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e N N a a z z a a r r e e n n e e o o f f L L a a k k e e P P l l a a c c i i d d , 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor.C C H H U U R R C C H H E E S S O O F F C C H H R R I I S S T T I I N N C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N U U N N I I O O N N C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y B B i i b b l l e e C C h h u u r r c c h h C C h h u u r r c c h h e e s s o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t i i n n C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n U U n n i i o o n n , (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Arrow of Deliverance at t he Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will not meet in July. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets at 9 a.m. in the recreation hall. Pastor Cecil H ess is preaching on Do You Want To Be Made Well on Sunday. Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 3821 737.Faith Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID On Sunday, P astor Bill Cole will be preaching Here Comes the Judge from R omans 2:1-16 continuing in his series Pauls Message to the USA. Sunday evening, Pastor Bill will be preaching Jesus, Outside the Box from John 5:1-16 from his series The Other Gospel. Pastor Bill's sermons are now online at www.faithbaptistchurchLP.com/. Call the church office at 465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK Sunday mornings message, delivered by Rev. Charlie Parish, will be The Diagnostic of the Law. Nursery is available for the morning and evening services. Bible study, prayer meeting and youth activities are planned on Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net/.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK If you missed last Sundays message. check the church website. You can listen to either a snippet or in its entirety. You will need a password to listen to the complete, just give the church office a call for the code. The church has begun a Pay It Forward program where members are collecting new and like new items, and will do so for the month of July and August. If you have items that you would like to donate you may do so during the week days from 9 a.m. until noon. The church is collecting furniture, appliances (large and small), household items and clothing. All items must be either new or like new. Adate for future dispersal will be set in the near future. The church will host the Big Red Bus for a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon on July 31. Appointment times are available through the church office. Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesday afternoons First Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email firstchristianap@embarqmail.com/. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING Pastor Rons sermon for Sunday is Jesus Is Transfigured On The Mountain from Matthew 17:1-4. Assisting the pastor during the communion service will be elders Sandra Laufer and Teresa Williams. Deacons for the day are Franny Goff and Carol Graves. Servers are Charles Thomas and Michele Hare. Greeting the congregation will be Nelson and Michele Hare. Acolyte for the day is Brittania White. The church is at 510 Poinesttia Ave. First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Rev. Pat Williams from Orlando will be preaching on Sunday. His sermon is entitled Bookends, Part 2: The Tree WeNeed based on Rev. 21:1-22:6. Special music will be provided by Merl and Ruth Mann singing Great is Thy Faithfulness. The adult Sunday School class has been viewing videos sponsored by Focus on the Family. These videos are narrated by Ray Vander Laan, historian and teacher, and are filmed on location. Sundays video is entitled The Last Passover filmed in Jerusalem. Family Bible Conference at Bonclarken in Flat Rock, N.C. will be held this week and will be attended by Rev. and Mrs. Johnson. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrand St.). Call 453-3242 or visit www.avonparkapchurch.com/. You may also find the church on the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website at www.avonparkchamber.com/. Click on the Chamber for Good logo or tab and it will take you to that page.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Rev. Don Davis will be the guest speaker on Sunday. Monday through Friday will be the youth summer camp for grades 6-8. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Campers meet in fellowship hall for devotions, crafts and sports. Afield trip will be taken on Friday. Registration is required. Contact Reid Thayer, director of Church News Continued on B7

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page B7 E E P P I I S S C C O O P P A A L L S S t t . A A g g n n e e s s E E p p i i s s c c o o p p a a l l C C h h u u r r c c h h ,3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S S t t . F F r r a a n n c c i i s s o o f f A A s s s s i i s s i i A A n n g g l l i i c c a a n n E E p p i i s s c c o o p p a a l l C C h h u u r r c c h h , 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E E V V A A N N G G E E L L I I C C A A L L F F R R E E E E C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F A A M M E E R R I I C C A A T T h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e W W a a y y E E F F C C A A , 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG G R R A A C C E E B B R R E E T T H H R R E E N N G G r r a a c c e e B B r r e e t t h h r r e e n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org .I I N N D D E E P P E E N N D D E E N N T T F F i i r r s s t t C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I I N N T T E E R R D D E E N N O O M M I I N N A A T T I I O O N N A A L L W W o o r r l l d d H H a a r r v v e e s s t t a a n n d d R R e e s s t t o o r r a a t t i i o o n n M M i i n n i i s s t t r r i i e e s s , (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L L U U T T H H E E R R A A N N A A t t o o n n e e m m e e n n t t L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( E E L L C C A A ) ) , 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days aweek to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. C C h h r r i i s s t t L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k L L C C M M S S , 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional L utheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org F F a a i i t t h h L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h L L C C M M S S , 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G G o o o o d d S S h h e e p p h h e e r r d d L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( A A A A L L C C ) ) A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n A A s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n n o o f f L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h e e s s , 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N N e e w w L L i i f f e e E E v v a a n n g g e e l l i i c c a a l l L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com R R e e s s u u r r r r e e c c t t i i o o n n L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h E E L L C C A A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T T r r i i n n i i t t y y L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h L L C C M M S S , 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com .N N O O N N D D E E N N O O M M I I N N A A T T I I O O N N A A L L B B i i b b l l e e F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C C a a l l v v a a r r y y C C h h u u r r c c h h , 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n T T r r a a i i n n i i n n g g M M i i n n i i s s t t r r i i e e s s I I n n c c . , on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C C r r o o s s s s r r o o a a d d s s o o f f L L i i f f e e , 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perf ect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G G r r a a c c e e B B i i b b l l e e C C h h u u r r c c h h , 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating T ruth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; W ednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org F F a a i i t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r W W e e s s t t M M i i n n i i s s t t r r y y , Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H H i i g g h h l l a a n n d d s s C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y C C h h u u r r c c h h ,a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N N e e w w B B e e g g i i n n n n i i n n g g s s C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f S S e e b b r r i i n n g g meeting at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T T h h e e L L o o r r d d s s S S e e n n t t i i n n e e l l F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p C C h h u u r r c c h h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U U n n i i o o n n C C h h u u r r c c h h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org U U n n i i t t y y L L i i f f e e E E n n r r i i c c h h m m e e n n t t C C e e n n t t r r e e , new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.P P R R E E S S B B Y Y T T E E R R I I A A N N C C o o v v e e n n a a n n t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( P P C C A A ) ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h A A R R P P , 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , A A R R P P , 319 P oinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email: faith@strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , A A R R P P , www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Sstudy 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S S p p r r i i n n g g L L a a k k e e P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( U U S S A A ) ) , 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S S E E V V E E N N T T H H D D A A Y Y A A D D V V E E N N T T I I S S T T A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k S S e e v v e e n n t t h h d d a a y y A A d d v v e e n n t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org S S e e b b r r i i n n g g S S e e v v e e n n t t h h D D a a y y A A d d v v e e n n t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T T H H E E C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F L L A A T T T T E E R R D D A A Y Y S S A A I I N N T T S S T T h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f J J e e s s u u s s C C h h r r i i s s t t o o f f L L a a t t t t e e r r D D a a y y S S a a i i n n t t s s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T T H H E E S S A A L L V V A A T T I I O O N N A A R R M M Y Y T T h h e e S S a a l l v v a a t t i i o o n n A A r r m m y y C C e e n n t t e e r r f f o o r r W W o o r r s s h h i i p p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U U N N I I T T E E D D M M E E T T H H O O D D I I S S T T F F i i r r s s t t U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F F i i r r s s t t U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S S t t . J J o o h h n n U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org S S p p r r i i n n g g L L a a k k e e U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U U N N I I T T E E D D C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F C C H H R R I I S S T T E E m m m m a a n n u u e e l l U U n n i i t t e e d d C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion Christian education. The church is at 319 Poinsettia A ve. Call 385-0107 for more information.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Point meets at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse Tuesday home Bible study continues the series Messiah: Shadow T o Image. Call 863-658-2534 for directions. For the kids, Bible study and crafts. Sundays sermon will continue in the series What Comes After the Anointing. There is dimension i n God that goes beyond what is commonly called The Anointing. F ind out how you can live and flow in that dimension. Let the pastor know if you w ould like to participate in Friday night Bible study with GoToMeeting at www.gracepointecog@comcast.net and he will send you the link. Ustream available (live 24/7) of all services in Sebring. Log on to www.ustream.tv/, and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Visit www.gracepointeministries.net/ upcoming events. Pastor Zimmer has started a blog at ww.rongracepointes.blogspot.com/. WOWRadio Jesus Moments can be heard every day. Log on at wowradionetwork.com and then click the Praise Him tab. Contact Myrna 385-1671 for more information.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Man Who Compromised! with scripture from: Genesis 13:113 and II Peter 2:7-8. Communion is offered during the service this week. The service will include Richard Swenson singing Till the Storm Passes By and Ruth Rayburn singing If God is Dead. Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2 from 5-8 p.m. each day. There will be good food, good classes, good games and crafts and good teachers. All children ages kindergarten through age 12 are welcome. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Senior Pastor Tim Haas will preach at both the Sunday services in the sanctuary. His sermon Charging Our Battery will use Luke 11:1-13. Daily devotions to prepare your heart for the sermon are available at www.memorialumc.com/. No youth activities will be held this Sunday. Amens prayer group meets on Wednesday mornings in the mens Bible classroom. Anyone is invited to these opportunities. The church is behind the Tower at 500 Kent Ave. in Lake Placid.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled The Lords Prayer based on Luke 11:1-13. New Beginnings Church of Sebring is a Bible-oriented nondenominational church led by Pastor Gary Kindle. There is a blended service with contemporary and traditional music. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly and is open to all who believe the bread and wine are the true body and blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given and shed for the forgiveness of sins. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING Sundays Bible lesson is Gifts For The Temple and is taken from Ezra 8:24-30 (KJV). Pastor Jimm Scaggs will bring the message in the worship service. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-the-month sing followed by fellowship time. Wednesday will be a time of prayer, praise and Bible study. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway and is affiliated with the Central Florida Association of Free W ill Baptists and the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Continued from B6 Church News Continued on B8

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C M Y K By KIMBERLY LEATHERMAN Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID STR8 UPYouth Ministry is a nondenominational, faith-based c ommunity youth center designed for middle and high school students. It is a safe p lace emotionally, physically and socially for students to g et academic help, enjoy athletics and learn about Jesus. Many of our kids have siblings that have wanted to b e involved but were not quite old enough.The new sixth-graders can now be a part of the excitement, said President Sammy Telesco. The ministry provides mentors and volunteer tutors a s part of its programming. The kids that come feel that w e are part of an extended family. They want a place to belong and fit in; they feel that here, said mentor Aaron Jeffries. Summer is a great time to register. We have many of events planned, said President Sammy Telesco. Enrollment is free as well as t he programs. Alegal parent or guardian must bring a photo I.D. for notary purposes when registering. Youth will have the opportunity to play in sports, do arts and crafts, participate in service projects, learn music and do academic work as well. There is an annual field trip planned to wrap up the summer. STR8 UPYouth Ministry is supported solely by donations. There are many fundraisers for the youth and community to participate. Out Ministries will host a Lake Placid Youth Gathering Event on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Working Faith Ministries center. There will be dancers, singers and D.J. Mike Barker to perform a benefit for STR8 UPYouth Ministry. The youth of Lake Placid will be busy this weekend. They will be helping to keep the parks clean during the Annual Caladium Festival. On Saturday, the ministry will be selling walking tacos, hot dogs and hamburgers. Want to know what a walking taco is? Visit their booth on Devane Circle to find out. Please come out and show your support for the youth of Lake Placid. The office phone number is 699-1480 or contact them through their website at www.str8up.org/.Garage sale Aug. 1-3STR8 UPYouth Ministry will be holding a gigantic yard sale Aug. 1-3 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Youth House, 113 S. Main Ave. All proceeds will go directly back into this worthy ministry. The ministry will use the funds raised at this event to keep the doors open, programs fresh and for special projects. Please donate your items on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays before the sale. All items are welcome clothes, furniture, sports equipment, household goods and more. We always enjoy the yard sales because we can be a blessing to people by offering some great bargains while the ministry gets blessed also, said Telesco. Page B8News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com MOBILITY EXPRESS; 9.347"; 11"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 8 0 0 5 5 Call 382-3552 or 273-9819.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros message will be How Should We Pray? Biblical reference is from Luke 11:113. Boy Scouts meet at Monday. Bible study is Tuesday. The mens prayer breakfast meets Wednesday morning and children/youth programs are Wednesday evenings. Nursery is provided at all services.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. Weavers sermon for Sunday is Dont Steal, Or Lie, Or Covet.Fellowship follows the service. Continued from B7 Church News Religion LDS Pioneer CelebrationSEBRING The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have a Pioneer Celebration picnic beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Highlands Hammock State Park. Meat will be furnished by the church and attendees are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. There will be entertainment and games for children of all ages. The celebration is in commemoration of early pioneer members who fled westward to escape religious persecution and extreme hardships. These courageous pioneers eventually settled in the great Salt Lake Valley of Utah.VBS at CrossroadsSEBRING Vacation Bible School at Crossroad s Fellowship is July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The theme is Kingdom Rock: Where kids stand strong for God. At Kingdom Rock VBS, kids experience Gods word in fun and unforgettable way s. Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth, which makes it super easy for kids to remember and apply to real life. For more information o r to sign up, call 655-0212 or e-mail mail@crossroadsfl.com/. Snapshots Afew years ago at the Seattle Special O lympics, nine contestants who were all either physically or mentally chall enged assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. As the gun sounded t o start the race, they all headed for the finish line. They were not the swiftest or most agile runners one has ever seen, but they all ran with the fervent desire to do their best and finish the race. Suddenly, one little boy stumbled on t he asphalt, tumbled a few times, came to a stop, and began to cry. The other eight contestants heard the boys cry and slowed down to look behind them. T hen, something extraordinary occurred. Seeing the fallen runner, they a ll turned around and went back! Yes, every one of them ran back to help the l ittle boy. One runner, a girl with Downs S yndrome, bent down, kissed him, and said, This will make it better. At that point, all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering seemed to go on forever. Paul wrote in Colossians 3:12-14, So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. I remember a poster hanging on my bedroom wall as a child. It read, The only problem with the rat race is...the rats are winning! Although the world focuses on itself, Jesus focused on us. In turn, He wants us to focus on one another. When we pay so much attention to ourselves that we fail to notice those around us, we may win in the race of life, but we will lose in the race of love. And, without love, the only thing you are left with is a bunch of rats! Think about it...and about others. Kevins Komments, by Kevin Patterson, is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway.Find the church on the internet at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.com/. Are you running with the rats? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson STR8 UP Youth Ministry set to welcome incoming 6th-graders Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K DearAbby: I was a single m om for most of my teenagerslives. Wehave never been financially stable, and lately things have hit an all-time low. Iam prone to bouts of depression. I remarried last year, and my husband unfortunately does not understand or tolerate the depressions. He feels I should just get over things. He also doesnt believe in anti-depressants. It got so bad I attempted suicide last weekend. My husband said my doing that was abusive to HIM. Had the pills I took not made me throw up, I would have happily waited to die. There are six people on my medical aid, and the available funds are more than half used up. For me to see a psychiatrist will take a huge chunk out of it. I am caught between a rock and a hard place. If I do it, my family will miss out on medical care should the need arise later in the year. Is it selfish to try to hang onto what is left of my sanity? On The Edge in Johannesburg, South Africa DearOn The Edge: That your husband chooses not to recognize that depression is an illness one thats treatable is a reflection of his ignorance. That he would tell you your attempted suicide was abusive to HIM suggests that he is more concerned with himself than he is with you. You have teenage children who need their mother. Trying to hang onto whats left of your sanity and get the medications you need isnt selfish its SOUND THINKING. If not for your sake, please seek help now for theirs. DearAbby: Im pregnant with my first child and live 800 miles from my parents, who are retired. We have a good relationship now, but growing up I had major emotional issues my parents didnt handle well. Years of therapy in my early adulthood helped to fix them. My parents have just told me they have been approved to be foster parents and will be caring for an emotionally disturbed teenager soon. While I know I should be happy for them, Im extremely upset. I feel they were illequipped to handle my emotional issues growing up, and they should be more concerned with their grandchildren in retirement than taking in strangers. When I heard the news, I tried my best to sound supportive, but they could tell I was upset. How can I handle these feelings? Would it be beneficial to tell them how I feel? Mommy-To-Be in North Carolina DearMommy-To-Be: A way to handle your feelings would be to view the situation from the perspective of an adult, not a jealous child. That your parents will foster this teenager doesnt mean they will love their grandchildren any less. On some level they may be trying to make up for the mistakes they made in your upbringing. Because they were ill-equipped to recognize your emotional problems does not mean they wont be wiser now. I suggest you wait to discuss this with them until youre feeling less resentful. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 26, 2013Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles Saving her sanity is right step for depressed mom Dear Abby By JOCELYN NOVECK APNational WriterDont get us wrong. We dont mean to take anything a way from the more substantial qualities of The Wolverine, a fairly satisfying if not stellar installment in the saga of the famous m utant that Hugh Jackmans been playing since, wow, 2000. (For a little perspect ive, Bill Clinton was still president.) But lets just point out that J ackman bares it all in a brief but memorable scene in a bathtub, and the studio would be wise to advertise this scene as much as possib le. Because Wolverine is all about Jackman, and not only i s the actor in amazing shape, but hes funny in the scene, too. So why not flaunt it? Jackmans been in good m ovies and not-as-good movies, but one thing hes n ever lacked is charisma. Whether hoofing it in a Broadway musical or crooni ng as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, that charisma m akes him always worth watching. And so, whether youre an X-Men fan or not, i ts Jackman that makes The Wolverine worth watching, too. Oh yes, the movie. Well, as we mentioned, its fairly s atisfying. On the plus side, we get to know the Wolverine, aka Logan, a little better. We also see him physically challenged, losing s ome of his mutant healing powers, which gives J ackman a nice chance to display weakness. There are also some welcome funny moments in the script, many having to do with its Japan setting. When Logan and a young woman hes protecting want to hide, they enter a Japanese love hotel where, theyre informed, their room options are: dungeon, nurses office, or Mission to Mars. (They pick the latter). Also pay attention to Logans great comeback after throwing a bad guy out a window into a swimming pool. And director James Mangold sets one terrific action scene the films best on a speeding bullet train, making great use of those bone claws. On the minus side are some lackluster performances and an ending that, sorry to say, is simply not that exciting, or maybe weve all just run out of steam by then. The film, Jackmans sixth outing as Logan, finds him hiding out in the woods of the Yukon, his best friend a grizzly bear. He runs into Yukio (an appealing Rila Fukushima), who tells him hes needed in Japan. There, Logan is brought to the dying tycoon Harada, who apparently wants to say goodbye. As we see in a flashback, Logan had saved Harada from the Nagasaki atomic bombing. Actually, Harada wants to transfer Logans healing powers and immortality to himself. Logan doesnt like the plan. Before escaping, though, he attends Haradas funeral, and finds himself fighting off mob thugs seeking to kidnap the mans granddaughter, Mariko. W ounded, he manages to escape with Mariko onto a bullet train, where that great fight scene unfolds up on the roof. Some quiet scenes follow, giving Jackman a chance to display a winning vulnerability. He makes us worry about Logan in a way we never did before. Only Jackman makes Wolverine interesting Movie Review The Wolverine Rating: PG-13 (intense scifi action and violence, some sexuality and language) Running time: 126 minutes Review: (of 4) Courtesy of James Fisher/MCT Steely bodyguard Yukio (Rila Fukushima) accompanies Logan (Hugh Jackman) to a sacred event in The Wolverine.

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C M Y K Page B10News-SunFriday, July 26, 2013www.newssun.com 1.How much ice cream do Americans eat each year?The U.S. ice cream industry generates about $10 billion in sales each year. About 1.53billion gallons of ice cream and frozen desserts were produced in the United States in 2011 thats more than 20 quarts per person!2.Does ice cream get any official recognition?It sure does in 1984, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and encouraged Americans to celebrate with appropriate ceremonies and activities. More specifically, the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day.3.What are Americansfavorite ice cream flavors?According to a 2012 International Ice Cream Association company survey, vanilla is the most popular flavor for ice cream. Rounding out the top five are chocolate, cookies n cream, strawberry and chocolate chip mint.4.Whats the difference between ice cream, custard, sherbet and all the other things in the ice cream aisle?Frozen desserts fall into many different categories: Ice cream: Amixture of dairy ingredients, sweetening and flavoring elements, such as fruits, nuts or chocolate. Federal law requires ice cream to contain at least 10 percent milk fat, and it must weigh at least 41/4pounds per gallon. Frozen custard or French ice cream: Must contain at least 10 percent milk fat and at least 1.4 percent egg yolk solids. Sherbet: Milk fat is between 1 percent and 2 percent, with slightly more sweetener than ice cream. Must weigh at least 6 pounds per gallon. Gelato: Contains sweetener, milk, cream, egg yolks and flavoring, and is served in a semi-frozen state. Sorbet and water ice: Contains no dairy. Quiescently frozen confection: Afrozen novelty on a stick. Frozen yogurt: Dairy ingredients such as milk and nonfat milk have been cultured. Novelties: Separately packaged single servings of a frozen dessert, with or without dairy ingredients.5.So what does light ice cream really mean?The FDAregulates the labeling of food products, including ice cream, so that consumers know what theyre getting. Heres a guide to the labeling lingo: Ice cream: Contains at least 10 percent milk fat. Reduced fat ice cream: Contains at least 25 percent less total fat than the original product (either an average of leading brands, or the companys own brand). Light ice cream: Contains at least 50 percent less total fat or 33 percent fewer calories than the original product. Lowfat ice cream: Contains a maximum of 3 grams of total fat per serving (1/2cup). Nonfat ice cream: Contains less than 0.5 grams of total fat per serving.6.Whats the best way to keep ice cream fresh? Follow these tips. In the grocery store: Make ice cream the last thing you pick up before you check out. Be sure the ice cream isnt soft when you remove it from the supermarkets freezer it should be thoroughly frozen and hard to the touch. If youre buying ice cream from an open-top freezer case, always choose iems stored below the freezer line. Keep ice cream products together in a separate part of your grocery cart, or put them on top of other groceries. Ask the person packing your groceries to include a freezer bag or extra brown paper bag for insulation. Dont stop anywhere on your way home. Facts, tips and trivia about the tasty treatBy Becky Sher McClatchy-TribuneAt home: Never allow ice cream to repeatedly soften and refreeze. This can form clumps. Set your freezer between -5 and 0 degrees. Ice cream should be served between 6 and 10 degrees. Dont store ice cream in the freezer door. Be sure to replace the ice creams lid tightly before you return it to the freezer. Dont store ice cream near uncovered food nearby odors may affect its flavor.7.What kind of spoon is best for optimum ice cream tasting? John Harrison, official ice cream tasterat Dreyers, uses a gold spoon. Unlike plastic or wood, it doesnt have an aftertaste.8.How is commercial ice cream made?The basic ingredients dairy ingredients, sweeteners, stabilizers and emulsifiers are blended in a mixing tank. The mixture then goes into a pasteurizer, where it is heated. Next, the hot mixture is shot through a homogenizer, where more than 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch break down the milk fat into smaller pieces, ensuring a creamy consistency. The mix is then quick-cooled to 40 degrees and frozen. During freezing, rotating blades called dashers add air to the ice cream, which produces the consistency we know and love. Finally, flavorings like fruits and nuts are dropped in and the ice cream is packaged and hardened at sub-zero temperatures.9.How much milk does it take to make a gallon of ice cream?About 12 pounds of milk are used to make a single gallon of ice cream.10.When was ice cream invented?There is some debate about when ice cream first appeared, but there is evidence that Alexander the Great ate snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. The Roman Empires Nero Claudius Caesar also ate snow flavored with juice and fruit. Cream ice appeared in Europe in the 16th century but was mostly reserved for royalty. In 1660, the first publicly available ice cream was served at Caf Procope, the first caf in Paris.11.When did ice cream arrive in the United States?The first official mention of ice cream in the United States is in a 1700 letter written by a guest of the Maryland governor. The New York Gazette ran the first advertisement for the frozen treat in May 1777. And records from one New York merchant show that President George Washington spent $200 on ice cream in the summer of 1790. Dolley Madison served a strawberry ice cream dessert at her husbands second inaugural banquet in 1812. But ice cream didnt become regularly available to the American public until the 19th century, when technological innovations, such as steam power and mechanical refrigeration, madeit more efficient.12.Why a sundae?Ice cream sodas became popular with the rise of soda fountains in the late 1800s. But in response to religious criticism for eating sinfully rich ice cream sodas on Sundays, merchants left out the carbonated water and created Sundays. Eventually the name was changed to sundae.13.What causes brain freeze?When something extremely cold touches the roof of your mouth, nerves can cause the blood vessels in your head to swell. That quick swelling causes the pounding and pain known as ice cream headache. Usually brain freeze lasts about a minute, and even though its painful, its not dangerous. To avoid the pain, eat ice cream slowly, or warm it up slightly in the front of your mouth before it hits your palate. 14.How many licks does it take to finish a single-scoop ice cream cone?According to www.icecream.com, it takes about 50 licks to finish a single cone.15.Are there ice cream records?Yes, several ice cream records are listed in Guinness World Records: Most ice cream eaten in 30 seconds with a teaspoon: 13.4 ounces, by American Patrick Bertoletti on Live with Regis and Kelly in 2006. Largest ice-cream scoop pyramid: 3,894 scoops of ice cream, created by Carvel in New York in 2002. Longest banana split: 4.55 miles, created by the residents of Selinsgrove, Pa., in 1988. The sundae required 24,000 bananas and 24,000 cherries. Largest milkshake: 6,000 gallons, made in New York in 2000.16.Who invented ice cream cones?Italian immigrant Italo Marchiony first produced the ice cream cone in New York in the late 1800s and was granted a patent in 1903. But around the same time, the cone made an appearance at the 1904 Worlds Fair in St. Louis. Ernest A. Hamwi was selling crisp, waffle-like pastries called zalabis from a stand next to an ice-cream vendor. When the ice-cream seller ran out of bowls, Hamwi rolled one of his waffles into a cone shape and let it cool.17.How long have Good Humor trucks been around?In 1920, Harry Burt, of Youngstown, Ohio, invented the Good Humor bar. He sent out 12 chauffeur-driven trucks, outfitted with bells. By 1961, Good Humor Corp. owned and operated 200 trucks.18.Why do I use rock salt when I make ice cream at home?According to www.makeicecream.com, rock salt forces the ice surrounding the can of ice cream mix to melt. The resulting brine solution absorbs heat from the mixture of cream and sugar and gradually lowers the temperature until the ice cream begins to freeze. If there were no salt added to the ice, it would melt at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and eventually the ice water and mix would come to an equilibrium at 32 degrees. The ice cream mix, however, does not begin to freeze until its temperature falls below 27 degrees. So to freeze the mix, we need a salt concentration, or a ratio of 5 cups of ice to 1 cup of salt. At this concentration, the brine temperature should remain constant at 8 to 12 degrees. This allows the rapid cooling and freezing that is essential to making creamy ice cream.19.I want to be a professional ice cream taster. Now what?Taster John Harrison worked at his uncles Memphis ice-cream company his family has been in the dairy and ice cream industry for four generations. But he says a degree in dairy or food science is also a good start. Harrison also avoids spicy foods, such as peppers and garlic, and doesnt smoke, drink or wear strongly scented products like aftershave.20.What are the lyrics to the I scream, you scream song? In the land of ice and snow Up among the Eskimo Theres a college known as Oogie-wawa. You should hear those college boys Gee, they make an awful noise When they sing their Eskimo tra la la. Theyve got a leader, big cheer leader, oh what a guy! Hes got a frozen face just like an Eskimo Pie. When he says, Come on, lets go! Though its forty-five below Listen what those Eskimo all holler: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!Visit www.makeicecream.com for more verses. Living