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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, July 28, 2013 Volume 94/Number 90 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 6 E lementar y 2013 2012 Avon CD Cracker TrailAC Fred Wild DC Lake CountryBA Lake PlacidBA Memorial FD Park BA Sun N LakeBB WoodlawnDC M iddle 2013 2012 Avon ParkDC Hill-GustatCB Lake PlacidDC Sebring BA Report car d Classifieds A9 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 HoroscopeB11 Obituaries A5 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Index Afternoon storms High 92 Low 73Details, A12 By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING There will b e some new faces and some f amiliar ones as Florida H ospital gets new administ rators at two of their camp uses. First, Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center C hief Executive Officer Tim C ook has resigned to take a s imilar job at Florida H ospital Deland. Although the hospital is o nly slightly larger than the f acility at Sun N Lake, C ook said he is intrigued by t he fact that Adventist Health Systems is attempting to create a network there. Actually, there are four Florida Hospitals in the Volusia/ Flagler market. Up to this point they have been operating fairly independently, he said. What they want is a more i ntegrated approach like we h ave here between the S ebring, Lake Placid and W auchula campuses. Cooks last official day on t he job here will be Sept. 13. H e said a process already is u nder way to find his succ essor. We probably will have an a nnouncement by the end of A ugust, he said. Cook came to Highlands C ounty six years ago after b eing the CEO at Adventist L aGrange Memorial just outs ide of Chicago. That also was a network o f four hospitals in the area, w hich is interesting, he s aid. Cook leaving post at hospital On top of the worldKendall Griffin leads after two rounds of U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship SPORTS, B1 Plus, Grimsley taking over at H ardee campus Cook Grimsley By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Preliminary grades for elementary and middle schools are disappointing for 2012-2013, but there is good news. Cracker Trail Elementary School improved from a C to an A, Avon Elementary improved from a D to a C and Sun N Lake Elementary maintained its B. The other nine schools, however, all lost a grade level. Memorial Elementar y, going from a D to an F, is the first school to fail in Highlands County since School grades sink Only two county schools improve Rod Lewis/News-Sun Sixteen-year-old Kaeli Spurlock entertains the crowd Friday. Rod Smith/News-Sun Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the crowd during the opening day of the Caladium Festival in Lake Placid. The festival continues until 3 p.m. today. By ROD LEWIS News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The Caladium Capital of the World is living up to its name this weekend as the 37th annual Caladium Festival takes over the streets. This year, it drew a VIPto its opening day. Gov. Rick Scott came to the festival on Friday, mingling with the crowd and making an appearance at the entertainers pavilion. I love Lake Placid and I love caladiums, Scott said. I am going to get one and take it back to my wife. Lake Placid Mayor John Holbrook was ready to take things in stride when it comes to Mother Natures plans for the weekend. The festival continues until 3 p.m. today Either it is going to rain or it is not, Holbrook said just as the festivities began. Most of the storms have been coming in the afternoon or at night, so it looks like Gov. Rick Scott attends Caladium Festival opening By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands Commissioners are set to start by reviewing the county departments on Tuesday, starting with the Animal Control Department and working their way down better than 100 cost centers toward the Zoning Department, which comes at the end of the countys 800plus page spending plan. Tuesday will be a special meeting, County to continue budget work See COOK, A4 See CALADIUM, A6 See SCHOOL, A4 See COUNTY, A5 Gov. Rick ScottI love Lake Placid and I love caladiums. I am going to get one and take it back to my wife. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK City staff began budget discussions Saturday, and City Manager Julian Deleon said the city has enough budget flexibility to avoid working under the gun in the upcoming fiscal year, but that pension funding is a concern. Deleon laid out the citys expenses and budgets for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1; council member Parke Sutherland, Garrett Anderson, Terry Heston were present along with Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles and Mayor Sharon Schuler. City staff had recently approved the lowering of the citys millage rate to $0.30. The ad-valorem taxes which will be collected from the minuscule millage rate are $63,830. According to Deleons slide presentation, roughly 88 percent of people within city limits pay taxes. Deleon was hoping to debunk an earlier comment that he heard which suggested that Avon Park residents didnt pay taxes. Deleon found that 3,878 tax paye rs out of 4,417 parcels in the city limits pay some amount of tax. Pensions a worry as Avon Park begins hammering out budget Katara Simmons/News-S un Avon Park Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland and City Manager Julian Deleon clarify budget issues for the city council Saturday in Avon Park. See AVON, A5


Gulledge to serve as featured reader at Scribes Night OutSEBRING Local humorist and author James (Jim) Gulledge of Sebring appears as the Featured Reader at this Sundays Scribes Night Out (SNO) at 6 p.m., July 28, at Brewsters Coffee House. Some of what hell be reading comes from his book, Heart Strings and Funny Bones, which he describes as a plain ole simple country boy talking about his life and about life in general. Brewsters is at 2191 U.S. 27 North (just south of Home Depot). The event is free of charge and is open to the public, both writers and non-writers. Following Gulledges portion, SNO will offer an open mike so that other writers can briefly share their work with the audience. Art Lefkowitz, SNO facilitator, will be the moderator for the evening. He can be reached at 385-1554.Starting Your Business class setAVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now you need to know how get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held on Wednesday at South Florida State College Corporate and Community Education Room T24 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so please call Noel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information.Buxbaum to speak to Tea PartySEBRING Rev. Reinhold Buxbaum of The Way Church in Sebring will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays Highlands County Tea Party meeting at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. There will be a buffet at 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Buxbaum will speak on the role of God in government. Next months speakers for the Tea Party are: Aug. 6, Jonathan Matuzitz of the Muslim Brotherhood with an updated presentation; Aug. 7, Dennis Michael Lynch, They Come to America at the Circle Theatre; Aug. 13, Karen Jaroch, Heritage Foundation update; Aug. 20, John Casey, author of Cold Sun on global warming.Whats Up Downtown Sebring? meeting TuesdaySEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host its monthly Whats Up Downtown Sebring? meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Sebring City Hall (368 S. Commerce Ave.). Florida Hospital Heartland Division will discuss the Oct. 12 Pink Army March that will take place in Downtown Sebring and Push Event Productions will discuss the results of the Downtown Sebring Online Event Survey and outline six multi-day events coming to Downtown Sebring in the next year. Refreshments will be provided by Florida Hospital Heartland Division. The monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to the public. The meetings are to discuss events and happening within the Downtown Sebring area. Anyone interested in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend. For information, visit www.DowntownSebring.orgGet Fit Day Camp set Aug. 13SEBRING Highlands County 4-H will hold their Get Fit Day Camp on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Youth ages 8-12 are welcome to attend this day camp for the cost of $10. Activities will include making a healthy lunch, active field day games, obstacle course challenge, and even a yoga class. The camp will be held at the Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Please visit www.4hgetfitdaycamp.evenb to register. Registration closes Aug. 2. For more information contact Lauren Hrncirik, 4-H agent or Kate Stewart, 4-H assistant at 402-6540 or email at / at local lodges, postsAVON PARK American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Naomi from 4-7 p.m. today. It will also be the monthly B-day Bash; bring a dish to share. Karaoke by Double D will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID Moose Lodge 2374 will hast KJ Karaoke today and Wednesday. Music times from 6:30-9:30 p.m. American Legion Post 25 will have Big Freddie playing from 5-8 p.m. today. Gary and Shirley will play from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 465-0975 for details. VFWPost 4300 SEBRING Karaoke by Mega Soundz from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Gary Oliver will play music from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Bud Followell will play music from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 385-8902. Elks Lodge 1529 will ha ve Wacky Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. for $6.50. Dance only for $3 to music by Billy Glades from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Moose Lodge 2259 will have music by Julie Newell from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 6553920. Page A2 News-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery general; 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 2 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 5 July 26 422232738MB: 42x:4Next jackpot $12 millionJuly 23 2532355051MB: 46x:3 July 19 1620243942MB: 46x:3 July 24 4815163252x:2Next jackpot $41 millionJuly 20 82122274044x:3 July 17 134121538x:4 July 26 1014152829 July 25 212222831 July 24 24192836 July 23 910122532 July 26 (n) 1535 July 26 (d) 2472 July 25 (n) 0683 July 25 (d) 7231 July 26 (n) 843 July 26 (d) 350 July 25 (n) 994 July 25 (d) 632 July 26 14294310 July 23 51417216 July 19 624303921 July 16 78294212 July 24 929404454 PB: 7Next jackpot $196 millionJuly 20 1425273858 PB: 6 July 17 122343842 PB: 17 Lottery Center This weeks question: Should the county raise the millage to the rollback rate to help make up the budget shortfall? This weeks question: Do you think congress will be able to come to an agreement in time to avoid a government shutdown? Online Yes 29.4% No 70.6% Total votes: 194 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Community Briefs By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Fans c an expect great things this y ear at the Avon Park M owerPlex. Thats the w ord from a new managem ent team that has taken o ver at Americas first forp urpose lawn mower racing f acility. They started late l ast year and have spent m uch of the summer plann ing for the upcoming seas on. We are looking toward i ncreased participation both b y drivers and fans from t hroughout the state, said W es Pyburn. Pyburn and business p artner Sean Kennedy a ssumed operation of the r aceway in April, overseei ng the last two events of t he season. The pair said t hey love lawn mower raci ng and the City of Charm a nd believe the Avon Park t rack represents a great d raw to participants across t he state. I have been told that t here are drivers who are p utting together mowers r ight now, Pyburn said. We have been contacted f rom as far away as G eorgia with guys asking f or our schedule and when w e plan to start. The first event of the s eason has been set for S ept. 7. Although the competit ion was dominated last year by drivers from Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties, there were others that came from Fort Meyers, Venice, Punta Gorda and Merritt Island to run the oval at the westernmost end of the Avon Park Municipal Airport. We want to do some more marketing and advertising, Pyburn said. Last season there were just bunches of people who said they had never been out here or hadnt been out here for years. They started coming regularly and some even brought friends the next time they came. Pyburn and Kennedy promised that their goal would be to keep prices affordable and the entertainment family-friendly. In fact, our first race will be a Family Night, said Pyburn. There will be a little trainfor the kids to ride, a race for kids where they can run their power wheelson the track and we are working on some other stuff for them, too. We are talking about maybe having an autograph time and of course well have a lot of good racing. It should be a really great night. He said more information and some big announcements are planned next month at the racers annual banquet. AP MowerPlex under new management Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands C ounty Sheriffs Deputy K en Jorgensen was recently c ertified as a Drug R ecognition Expert. The role of a Drug R ecognition Expert is to e valuate subjects, having b een arrested for driving u nder the influence, and d etermine if the subject is i mpaired, what drugs causing t he impairment or if a medi cal condition causing the i mpairment. The International A ssociation of Chiefs of P olice (IACP) is the regulati ng and certifying organizat ion that oversees this traini ng. During the certification p rocess there are two phases t hat must be completed. The a cademic phase consists of n ine days (72 hours) studyi ng physiology, vital signs, s tandard field sobriety testi ng, and seven categories of d rug abuse. This phase includes five t ests during the course of s tudy two written examin ations, and a Standard Field S obriety Test proficiency e xamination. The second phase, certific ation, must be completed within three months of the academic portion. During this phase the candidate must conduct a minimum of 12 drug influence evaluations under the supervision of the Drug Recognition Expert instructor, identifying subjects under the influence of three of the seven drug categories. According to research experts, we have long known about the dangers of drinking and driving in regards to impairment, Sheriff Susan Benton said. What we are learning more about is the dramatic increase of drivers that are impaired by licit, illicit, and over the counter drugs. I am thankful that Deputy Jorgensen was willing to take on this arduous training program to become certified in this area of identifying drivers impaired by drugs. Our citizens deserve the right to travel on the roadways of our county safely. Our office continues to work to ensure that we are prepared to combat the dangers associated with driving under the influence. Congratulations to Deputy Jorgensen for attaining this important certification. HCSOdeputy certified as Drug Recognition Expert Courtesy photo Highlands County Sheriffs Deputy Ken Jorgensen was recently certified as a Drug Recognition Expert.


TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 Page A3 Readers of this column know that last year we had to say goodbye to our old beagle Perky. Age and health problems caught up with him, and he crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully at home. After our initial grief had passed, the question came up concerning another pet. While we were not opposed to the idea, the time didnt seem right. Life was going on, and whenever it came up something seemed to say not yet. Summer gave way to fall, fall turned into winter, winter became spring, and before we knew it summer had returned. It was about 11 months since we lost Perky. While we still have our two insane birds, there was no four-footed critter roaming our home, except for the visits from my John and Amandas three dogs. Last week I was roaming Facebook, as I often do, and I came across a picture of Barney. According to the blurb accompanying the picture, Barney was an 8-year-old beagle available for adoption at the Highlands County Humane Society. He was friendly and sweet and needing a good home. Im not sure what drew me to this maybe because he was a beagle, maybe because the blurb encouraged me to come and shake his paw but I found myself thinking about him over the next couple of days. I talked to Don. He reminded me that any new dog would mean more work for me, but he was interested as well. We agreed I would learn more and wed consider it. I called the Humane Society and talked to a very nice lady about Barney. I learned that hed been found near the Miami aquarium, and had hung out there long enough that hed been named Free Willy. Avolunteer from the local Humane Society rescued him and brought him to Highlands County. Somewhere along the line his name was changed to Barney. He sounded like a great possibility for us. I wasnt afraid to adopt an older dog. In fact, an older dog had some advantages in my book, including maybe being housebroken already. Im no spring chicken myself. As I drove down to the Humane Society, I called my mother-in-law to let h er know I might be bringing someone home. She missed Perky as much as we did and was hopeful that Barney would work out. When I arrived, I was directed to the kennel Barney was in. The first thing I noticed about him was that while other dogs were jumping and barking as I went by, he sat quietly, waiting for me to approac h. Once he was out of his kennel, he was more energetic. As I crouched down to say hello, he greeted me so enthusiastically he knocked me on my butt. I didnt hold that against him. We seemed to be a good fit. I walked him about a bit and talked to Don some more on my cell phone. W e both agreed that Barney had found his home. Afew pages of paperwork later, Barney and I headed for home. When we got there, he began to snif f out every corner of the place. His meeting with m y mother-in-law went well, and in less than a week we are falling into a comfortable routine together. Hes not perfect we a re going to discover if you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks. But so far weve avoided most catastrophes (though we discovered I hadnt put all my coffee out of reach we need to dog-proof the house again). Hes sweet and loves to be petted. And we all feel lucky to have him. Ive mentioned the Humane Society a lot in this column. hey were great in helping Barney and I find each other. Check them out at me.html. Tell them Barne y and I say hi. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. A new family member Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail Highlands County has its f irst failing school, and only t wo schools improved. Of 13 s chools, nine lost a grade. This should be devastating n ews. It would be devastating n ews, except for one thing: S omewhere along the way s tandardized testing got out o f hand. Forgive us. We u nderstate the case. What we s hould say is that somewhere a long the way standardized t esting became down right i rrational. For example, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores have been essentially meaningless for three years now, ever since the state demanded more difficult questions and a greater number of correct answers. That would be a good thing, of course, except the state Department of Education introduced the tougher tests before it initiated the curriculum needed to understand them. As a result, the state knew in advance student scores would drop dramatically. Heres where things get really crazy. The states solution was to create complicated, multiple-step equations to compensate for the drop in scores. For example, a formula was created to protect a school from losing more than one grade. It seems more like fudging to us. In fact, the end result is confusion, frustration and cynicism. Knowing there were serious problems ahead, how is it no attempt was made to explore more options? Why did no one think to phase-in the more difficult test gradually over several years as students were exposed to the common core curriculum? Part of the states narrow vision comes from the fact that in the big picture students are no longer seen as human beings. They are viewed as sources of data instead. Which is why we despair. We do, however, retain optimism about the future. It may be a badly bungled beginning, but the common core curriculum is necessary in todays world when our students face global competition. The district embraces this new direction. It has reorganized district and school administrators and trained teachers all summer. This years disappointing news did not originate in Highlands County classrooms it was a gift from Tallahassee. Blame for school scores belongs to Tallahassee A fter improvement in 2012, this years school grades are a major disappointment. The entire state t ook a step back 482 schools lost their A grades, and 67 more schools are cons idered failing in 2013. Traffic light needed E ditor: Between the Blue Lagoon and L oveBugs at the intersection of N orthwood and the access road at U.S. 2 7 North, there have been over 25 a ccidents, and some have been fatal, s ince 2005. I know Governor Scott a ppointed as your Secretary of T ransportation, Ananth Prasad. The D OThas thumbed their nose at our h umble residents by not installing a t raffic signal. However, in anticipation o f the new mall where Olive Garden is l ocated along with many department s tores were constructed, you did cons truct a light that accommodates drivers a nd mall owners. Is not the safety of the patrons at the B lue Lagoon and LoveBugs as worthy a s those as those that shop at the mall? A few weeks ago I met with (County) C ommissioner Don Elwell, with the o wners at LoveBugs and a City of S ebring roads technician. The roads t ech immediately put up a stop sign w here several accidents east of the U.S. 2 7 intersection is. He advised us to c ontact the DOTfor a traffic light west o f the new stop sigh because the DOT i s responsible for lights on 27. Responsible? Give this writer a b reak. Eight years later and over 25 a ccidents later, including fatalities, is n ot responsible. Its culpable neglig ence. We value our residents in S ebring. We are saddened when we h ave to bury our neighbors, friends and f amily. Is putting up a light more i mportant than preventing a life from p erishing? Mr. Prasad, you are the S ecretary of Transportation and should b e ashamed of yourself and your DOT a long with your boss, Governor Rick S cott. What if it was one of yours or t he Governors loved ones was killed? A traffic light would be installed the n ext day and you know it! Stop with the politics and prevent a nother death in our fine City of S ebring. We value our residents both y oung and elder. Apetition is presently being drawn up and when we reach the appropriate signatures it will it will be sent to Governor Scott. Also, a press release is being sent to all major networks including APand Reuters. I wish I could thank you, but I will wait until you put up the light. Stan Schmidt SebringWrong direction for America Editor: Where is America going? When we look at the news coming out of Washington is mostly all negative, the scandals aside, but not to be overlooked. The lifestyle of near 50 percent of the population is one of dependency on the government. You may not want it that way but that is where we are. For those old enough to remember, Nikita Khrushev, the leader of Communist Russia, at the U.N. in September 1959 said, and I quote, Your childrens children will live under Communism. No, you wont accept Communism outright; but well keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. We wont have to fight you; Well so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands. Look around at where we are where we are headed as a nation. Do you believe Krushchev was right? America needs new leadership and a change in direction or we will fall into their hands. John Larsen SebringEveryone will face judgementEditor: I am writing regarding the innocent Mr. Zimmerman, as the jury has realized and ruled. Everything does find its way to racial drama. When Obama does something stupid, (every day) and we say something, we are racist. Everyone seems to forget he is half white, even he forgets! The Martin family only present pictures of their son before he was all inked. Dope was in his system and had products to make more. Yes, Skittles! This time the jury did its job, unlike the one for the Anthony baby. Casey is walking free to go on with her life. Ill get off my orange box and hope everyone else sees the truth. In the end, there will be a Just Judge, even the protesters will meet with him. Bonnie Daniel Avon Park


Page A4 News-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; July chamber page; 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 2 Florida Hospital Wauchula also will be getting a new administrator. State Senator Denise Grimsley will take the top spot there, replacing current head Linda Adler. Adler will be stepping down Oct. 1. Alocal resident and graduate of Hardee Senior High School, Adler said she would work with Grimsley during a two-week transition period just prior to her departure. Adler said the pair had worked together in the past. Its great. Were both from Hardee County so it will good to have someone from the community to take over when I leave, she said. Grimsley, who was born in Polk County and raised in Hardee County, works as a registered nurse and has been employed at several hospitals, including Bartow Memorial and at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring where she was the Director of Physician Outreach and Marketing Development. In addition to her nursing career, the state legislator also has been an independe nt consultant for Avatar International, a company th at focuses on patient and employee satisfaction in the health care setting. Grimsley also served as the former CEO of Grimsle y Oil Company and has been chair of the Convenience Store Association Board and Florida Petroleum Markete rs Board. It will be a sort of homecoming of sorts for Grimsley, who worked with Adler at the facility under i ts former ownership when it was known as Hardee Memorial Hospital. Continued from A1 g rading schools began. School Superintendent W ally Cox issued a press r elease Friday morning as t he school grades were made p ublic. The calculation of school g rades has been the subject o f intense debate in recent y ears, but especially this y ear, the release says. Several years of changing s tandards have resulted in v olatility in grades. As a r esult school grades d ecreased statewide. The decrease was anticip ated because of the states r aised expectations. To softe n the transition, the state b oard of education allowed a c orrective adjustment when c alculating the grades to prev ent any school from dropp ing more than one grade l evel. In Highlands County t he schools benefiting from t he grade drop protection w ere Lake Country E lementary, Lake Placid E lementary and Woodlawn. According to the Florida D epartment of Education, t here are 760 A element ary and middle schools this y ear statewide, almost 500 f ewer than in 2012. Put a nother way, A schools d ropped from 48 percent of a ll schools to 29 percent in 2 013. At the same time, the n umber of F schools i ncreased from 40 to 107. T his means F schools now c omprise 4 percent of all s chools, up from 2 percent in 2 012. This years grades highl ight schools that require our i mmediate attention and supp ort, said Tony Bennett, F lorida commissioner of education. By acknowledging where our challenges are currently, we can best prepare for a successful future, Gary Chartrand, chairman of the state school board. Memorial Elementary is one of those schools facing major challenges. Laura Waldon, former principal of Fred Wild Elementary, has been appointed Memorials new leader. You have to have challenges in order to grow, Waldon said Friday. We have a positive attitude. Were going to look at our data and work with the district to establish new strategies. Elementary school scores: Avon, C; Cracker Trail, A; Fred Wild, D; Lake Country, B; Lake Placid, B; Memorial, F; Park, B; Sun N Lake, B; and Woodlawn, D. Middle school scores: Avon Park, D; Hill-Gustat, C; Lake Placid, D; and Sebring, B. High school grades are not released until the fall. Continued from A1 Cook to transfer to hospital in Deland Courtesy photo Positive Medical Transport has donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County. The donation will be used for various Boys and Girls Club activities. Positive Medical Transport supports numerous charitable organizations in and around Highlands County throughout the year. Positive Medical Transport Ron and its employees will continue to also donate time, crews and equipment to many f unctions and events throughout the year, said owner Ron Layne, pictured at right with Melissa Worley (left) of Positive Medical Transport and Woodraun Wright of the Boys and Girls Club. Positive Medical Transport donates to Boys & Girls Club School grades take hit under new system Laura Waldon incoming principal at Memorial ElementaryYou have to have challenges in order to grow. We have a positive attitude. Were going to look at our data and work with the district to establish new strategies.


since the board usually doesnt convene on the fifth Tuesday in a month. Still to be reviewed are budgets by the constitutional officers. Reportedly, that will be part of an Aug. 13 meeting. At their meeting last Tuesday night, commissioners heard from a number of outside agencies who had been asking for taxpayer money for their operations. They denied increases for all the requests, agreeing by consensus to leave all but a couple of agencies at the levels of the 2012-2013 budget year. Commissioners agreed to fund Nu-Hope of Highlands County at last years level of $29,000. Also left at last years funding levels were requests by the Highlands County Health Department and the Safehouse. One agency that came under close scrutiny at that meeting was the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development Commission. Both Commission Chair Jack Richie and Commissioner Don Elwell questioned EDC Executive Director Stephen Weeks about the results his agency has been able to produce, both lately and over the quarter-century span of its existence. Weeks told the commission that although the EDC had not produced new business for the county recently, they currently are in negotiations with a national restaurant chain and had obtained a number of grants. Although commissioners decided to leave the funding at last years levels, Richie was not mollified. We have invested $2 million or more over the years and have not gotten a good return on our investment, he said. Quite frankly, I was looking for a 10 percent decrease. We need to adjust and handle things differently. Commissioners decided to leave the annual recreation funding level at $110,000 a year for Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. Each of the communities have contended that the county is responsible for helping to fund the operation and maintenance of their facilities especially for-purpose recreation facilities such as ballfields since the bulk of the use is by residents who live outside their corporate limits. The board made two outright cuts. One was a $250 stipend to each of the three chambers of commerce in the county. The second was the Ridge Area ARC, which was de-funded in the upcoming budget. Also receiving no funding next year will be the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County. Because the requested increases were included in the proposed 2013-2014 budget, the actions to leave budget levels at last years levels are considered to be cuts from the new budget request. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 7 7 5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 9 9 0 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 1 Continued from A1 LARRYC. BURR Larry C. Burr, age 78, of A von Park, passed away W ednesday, July 24, 2013. H e was born Feb. 19, 1935 i n Kalamazoo, Mich., to C lair and Margaret (Lee) B urr. He worked in the p ower department for the L ee Paper Company for 13 y ears. Later, he w orked for Post Cereal C ompany, retiring a fter 25 years. He was a member of t he Lakeland R eformed Church in V icksburg, Mich., e njoyed bass fishing, h unting, golfing, bowling, c amping, and being with his f amily and friends. He has b een a winter resident of the B onnet Lake Camp Ground f or 23 years, coming from V icksburg, Mich. He is survived by his wife o f 60 years, Bonnie Burr; s on Larry Lee Burr (Mary) of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter Lori Bradford Brown of Kalamazoo, Mich,; grandchildren James Bradford (Mindy) of Los Alamos, N.M.; Jason Bradford (fianc Julia) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Justin Bradford (Stephanie) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Maggie Brown of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Kala Law (Kurt) of Mesa, Ariz; and Brandon Burr (Megan) of Rochester, Ind.; great-grandchildren Aelyan Bradford, Braxton Burr, Camden Law and cousins. AMemorial Service will be held at a later date in Vicksburg, Mich. Cremation Arrangements by: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida JANELLE DENNISON Sarah Janelle Dennison, a ge 47, of Sebring, passed a way Monday, July 22, 2 013.She was born on Dec. 1 0, 1965 in Miami to K enneth and Sarah (Davis) D ennison.She was a clerk a nd typist specialist for the N ews Sun newspaper, memb er of the Lords S entinel Fellowship C hurch in Lake P lacid, and a resident o f Sebring since 1978, c oming from Miami. She volunteered e very place she c ould.She loved the L ord and her family with all h er heart, serving the Lord as a faithful prayer warrior. She is survived by her m other, Sarah Dennison of S ebring; brothers Frank S tarling of Avon Park, Ricky D ennison (Faith) of Miami a nd Kenny Dennison Jr. of Homestead; sisters Jewell Wilson of Sebring and Melinda Dennison of Homestead; nephews Brandon Dennison, Dolen Wilson Jr. and Jeremy Williams; and niece Misty Wilson.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 Burr Obituaries The Public Safety department budget, which includes the contract with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, has decreased to $1.4 million from $1.7 million. Deleon has been pleased with the continued usage of the HCSO in the city, which has cut back on expenditures, however did voice some concern over pensions. The police pension plan is probably the largest concern we had going forward, Deleon said. Police pension is budgeted for $130,000 for 2014. Deleon also expressed worry over the fire department pensions. From my perspective all the expenditures in the fire department have been fairly contained, but the pension plans continues to be a concern for the city, said Deleon. The citys payroll is $744,000 and roughly 48 percent on the dollar is paid to fire pension. Avon Park is currently in union negotiations with the fire department. Deleon said he was satisfied with the Code Enforcement department, which has decreased its budget by approximately $60,000. The 2014 budget for code enforcement is $163,000. We are containing expenditures by this integrated chain of commands we have, Deleon said. Concerns regarding the trickle down from the county prompted Deleon to budget nothing for the recreation fund. The parks and recreation have been mostly funded by the county for the past several years. Though the 2013 budget for recreation was scaled back drastically, Deleon played it safe and budget no money for the fund for 2014. I took the most conserv ative approach. Im assumin g, worse case scenario, were not going to see any county recreation funds, so zero for that, Deleon explained. The general fund is budgeted for $4.8 million for th e upcoming fiscal year, down from $5.4 million. The citys contingency fund is set for $169,674 and Deleon stated that the reserves fund is just over $3 million. This budget does have enough slack built into it where we not operating under the gun, said Deleon Though the City of Sebring has approved the merit pay and bonuses for city staff for the upcoming fiscal year, Deleon felt that it isnt right for Avon Park this year. Instead, Deleon has suggested that the city implement a buy back pr ogram where the city buys back unused sick days, vac ation time, etc. from its employees. We get that liability off the books but the employee walks away with some extra money for Christmas or whatever, said Deleon. Rather than give pay raises Im going to recommend th at we buy back some liability. The total budget for Avon Park for the upcoming fiscal year is $9.65 million. Continued from A1 County to continue budget work Tuesday Avon Park holds budget workshop Katara Simmons/News-Sun Avon Park Mayor Sharon Shuler discusses the budget with council members Saturday morning in Sebring. Associated PressWESTPALM BEACH The Army Corps of E ngineers has activated its e mergency operations cent er in response to high w ater levels at Lake O keechobee. The corpsemergency o perations center in J acksonville was activated F riday. Officials say the l ake has been rising about 6 inches a week and stood a t 15.66 feet by Saturday. The corps fully opened i ts locks around the lake T hursday to protect the a ging Herbert Hoover D ike. Corps spokeswoman J enn Miller tells The Palm B each Post that inspectors f ound minor flow increase s in areas where the e arthen dike was known to s eep. Miller says the seepage w as nothing serious, but t he corps wanted to be r eady to react to any e ffects from Tropical Storm D orian. Forecasters at the N ational Hurricane Center i n Miami said Saturday that D orian was expected to w eaken as the disorganized s torm system continued s pinning west over the o pen Atlantic. If this storm was not c urrently in the Atlantic, w e would not be activating t he EOC, Miller said. Usually we activate the EOC in regards to lake levels when we start daily inspections, which would begin if the lake reached 16.5 feet. Weekly inspections of the dike began when the lakes water level rose above 15.5 feet on Monday. The corps controls the dike and locks around Lake Okeechobee, which covers 730 square miles. On Thursday, the corps fully opened the locks to drain water from the lake to keep the water level from rising too high and putting too much pressure on the dike, parts of which date to the 1930s. In the corps2014 budget request, problems with the dike were described as so serious that it was given a Level 1 risk ranking. Structures in this class are critically near failure or extremely high risk under normal operations without intervention, officials wrote. In this case, there is a concern even at a relatively low pool level due to the limitations of the current outlet structures. The budget request also noted seepage, also known as piping, as a concern. Currently, the probability of catastrophic dike failure due to piping is unacceptably high. Such an event would produce flooding, which could (depending on its location) lead to the loss of life and/or significant economic damage, officials wrote. Lake Okeechobee water level prompts action Safety of dikes a concern for engineers


Page A6 News-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, pg 3, 5 or 7; 0 0 0 3 1 3 4 7 w e will have at least a coup le of hours of good weathe r. The festival began with t he Lake Placid High School R OTC presenting the colors a nd a splendid rendition of t he Star Spangled Banner b y the days Master of C eremony, Mari C apodiferro. In addition to b eing the emcee for the e ntertainment, Capodiferro a lso serenaded the audience w ith an eclectic mix of m usic from the s to the o pera stage. She was just one of the d ays many entertainers at S tuart Park. Everyone was just sitting t here chilling and when I s tarted singing everybody j ust turned and looked at m e, said 16-year-old Kaeli S purlock, who sang Friday m orning. This is my third y ear at the Caladium F estival, but I also sing at t he country fair and all the R elay for Life events. That i s what I love doing because i t is getting out there and s inging for a good cause. The weather was holding, t he bus tours were filling up, a nd attendance was good, L ake Placid Chamber of C ommerce President Eileen M May said Friday. There are over 100 vend ors at the festival. There a re other booths of interest, a s well. Highlands County C itrus Growers Association r epresentative Ray Royce w as working at a booth that g ave away free orange juice. We have had a lot of b usiness and seems like e veryone liked the free juice. W e will be giving the juice a way all weekend, Royce s aid. We are here for educat ion purposes as well. T hirteen percent of all juice consumed in the United States comes from Highland County. We just found a booth that sells dog collars! exclaimed Karen Forsyth, who is in charge of the information booth at the Festival. We can help find things that are here. We have information about the booths, about the entertainment, about special food. Whatever you are looking for, we can help you find it. She also noted that the Florida Hospital booth is next door in case first-aid is needed. There is also a cool water mister that is next to the information booth in order to cool off when needed. Forsyth also said that caladium tee shirts are for sale. Local artists submit ideas for use for the next years festival. Next years art is available for viewing at the Caladium Arts And Crafts Co-op, she said. There is also a childrens category that showcases the art of elementary students. Anyone in elementary school can submit caladium themed art, and the winner will be showcased at the next festival. The Caladium Festival is not just limited to Stuart Park. There are activities in Devane Park and throughout the streets of Lake Placid throughout the weekend. The airboat and swamp buggy show will be held today. Continued from A1 Rod Lewis/News-Sun Crowds gather to purchase caladium bulbs during the first day of the Caladium Festival on Friday. Rod Lewis/News-Sun Mari Capodiferro sings to the crowd Friday at the Caladium Festival. Caladium Festival continues today Associated PressHIALEAH Agunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWATteam that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez told The Associated Press that police got a call around 6:30 p.m. Friday that shots had been fired in a building with dozens of apartments in Hialeah, a few miles north of Miami. Rodriguez said that when police arrived, they discovered an active shooter situation: Hes inside the building, moving from floor to floor. Eventually he barricades himself in an apartment. Acrisis team was able to briefly establish communication with the man. Rodriguez said negotiators and a SWATteam tried talking with him from the other side of the door of an apartment unit where he was holding two hostages. But Rodriguez said the talks eventually just fell apart. Officers stormed the building, fatally shooting the gunman in an exchange of gunfire. They made the decision to go in there and save and rescue the hostages, Rodriguez said. Both hostages survived. Rodriguez said he didnt have any information on how long negotiations lasted. He said police discovered two people, a male and female, shot to death in the hallway in front of one unit. Three more, a male and two females, were found shot and killed in another apartment on a different floor. Another man who was walking his children into an apartment across the street also was killed. Rodriguez said it wasnt immediately clear whether the gunman took aim at him from an upper level balcony or if he was hit by a stray bullet. Zulima Niebles said police told her that three of her family members were among the victims. She said her sister Merly Sophia Niebles, her sister s husband, and her sisters daughter Priscila Perez, 1 6, were all shot and killed. Zulima Niebleshusband, Agustin Hernandez, was moving the familys things out of the apartment building and into his car Saturday. Among them were several photos, one showing the teen girl smiling in a red graduation gown, another of his sisterin-law in a white dress, wearing pearls. Marcela Chavarri, direc tor of the American Christian School, said Priscila Perez, 16, was about to enter her senior year at the school. She was a lovely girl, Chavarri said through tears. She was always happy and helping her classmates. Gunman among 7 dead after Hialeah apartment shootout

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By ANDREWTAYLOR Associated PressWASHINGTON D espite pressure from some l iberal Democrats for a S eptember showdown in h opes of ending huge autom atic, government-shrinking s pending cuts, Washington a ppears on track to avert w hat would be the first gove rnment shutdown in nearly t wo decades. Thats not to say it will be e asy. Senior lawmakers on C apitol Hill are finding t rickier-than-usual obstacles i n their path as they try to c ome up with must-do legisl ation to keep federal agenc ies running after Sept. 30. At issue is what is normall y routine: a plug-the-gap m easure known as a continui ng resolution to fund the g overnment for a few weeks o r months until a deal can be w orked out on appropriat ions bills giving agencies t heir operating budgets for t he full 2014 fiscal year, w hich begins Oct. 1. On the one hand are some D emocratic liberals who d ont want to vote to continu e to fund the government at n ew, lower levels mandated b y automatic, across-theb oard spending cuts known a s sequestration. This prog ram has cut $55 billion a bout 5 percent from the d ay-to-day operating budgets o f federal agencies since M arch. There are lots of progress ives who care about domest ic discretionary spending w ho think that the R epublicans are winning b ecause with the sequester w e have a gradual downsizi ng of the government going o n that nobodys doing anyt hing about and If we just let i t keep happening without h aving a confrontation about i t were losing. And Sept. 30 b ecomes a place to have a c onfrontation about it, said D emocratic strategist Steve E lmendorf, a former longt ime House staff aide. On the other hand are cons ervatives making a last s tand against President B arack Obamas new health c are law and Senate D emocratsresistance to a $ 20 billion spending cut w anted by many, if not most, R epublicans. These are two of the m ajor problems confronting H ouse Speaker John B oehner, R-Ohio, and other G OPleaders. The combustible mix raise s the possibility of the first g overnment shutdown since t he 1995-96 battle between P resident Bill Clinton and G OPinsurgents led by S peaker Newt Gingrich. R epublicans got the worst of t hat battle and have avoided s hutdowns ever since. I dont see any big chall enges, Boehner, R-Ohio, s aid recently. The law is the l aw. As for Obama, hed be h ard-pressed to veto a bill t hat keeps to government f unded at the same rate its f unded now. The American people will not look kindly upon action taken here in Washington to shut down the government, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said this week. Hes not going to veto a short-term CR, said Democrat Elmendorf. I just think realistically its not going to happen. The prevailing thinking is that it will all get worked out since leaders in both parties want to avoid a shutdown. But unlike last year, when Congress opted to delay debate on the so-called fiscal cliff until after the election and the December holidays, there has been little negotiation this time. The differences on spending levels also are more troublesome than last year. The appropriations process is hopelessly tangled this year, in great part because the Democratic-led Senate and GOP-controlled House are more than $90 billion apart on how much to spend on Cabinet agency operations. And Oct. 1 is deceptively close since Congress takes the month of August off and has a limited schedule in September because of the Jewish holidays. The ordinary thing to do would be to continue running the government on autopilot at current levels as has been done dozens of times since the 1995-96 debacle to buy time for negotiations this fall on both funding the government and raising the so-called debt limit. That would punt any battle over sequestration further into the fall. But many tea party Republicans, spurred on by outside groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Club for Growth, which has a history of backing rightwing challengers against incumbents in GOPprimaries, are vowing to oppose any short-term bill for keeping the government open that doesnt block spending on Obamas health care law. If you pay for a budget that pays for Obamacare ... you have voted for Obamacare, said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Some will say, That is crazy. You are going to shut down the government over Obamacare.No. What is crazy is moving forward with this. In the past, GOPleaders have beaten back efforts that made averting a government shutdown contingent on stopping funding for Obamas health care law. But conservatives are casting this as a last stand against a law they detest. Its spreading. Its kind of getting out beyond just the tea party. Its starting to get to regular people that are very frustrated with Obamacare, Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., said. Thats why its getting some legs here in the House. Some Republicans are nervous about the effort, fearing it could complicate routine passage of a continuing resolution. And they say its not a winning strategy anyway because Obama brings both a veto pen and the White House podium to the battle. I think its the dumbest idea Ive ever heard, said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. Some of these guys need to understand that if you shut down the federal government, you better have a specific reason to do it thats achievable. ... At some point, youre going to open the federal government back up, and Barack Obamas going to be president, and he wont have signed a dissolution of the Affordable Care Act. Shutting down the government, I think, thats almost never a good tactic, said Rep. Tom Cole, ROkla., whose views usually reflect those of Boehner. It wasnt good for us in 1995; its not going to be good for us in 2013. In the Senate, Mike Lee, R-Utah, is rounding up fellow conservatives to pledge to oppose any continuing resolution that funds implementation of the health care law. But Democrats seem sure to get enough support to hit the 60-vote threshold needed to advance the measure past conservative oppos ition. Tellingly, No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas initially signed onto the effort to defund imple mentation of the health care law, only to have second thoughts on Thursday and withdraw from Lees letter. Aseparate wrinkle involves what spending lev els to set. Democrats insist, at a minimum, that spending should continue at rates consistent with the current $988 billion cap on appropriations for the 2013 budget year ending Sept. 30. But current law, set by the hard-fought 2011 budget an d debt deal, sets a lower cap of $967 billion for 2014 as required by automatic budg et cuts known as sequestration. Thats the level demanded by many Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, RKy. We made this commitment on a bipartisan basis two years ago, and we inten d to keep it, McConnell told reporters this week. Under the complex calculations of sequestration, however, the Pentagon would bear virtually all of the additional cuts required to bring the cap on appropriations from $988 billion to $967 billion, which could give Democrats leverage in negotiations later on. Sequestration would take effect in January. Boehner is facing pressure from conservatives to try to force the $967 billion figure upon Senate Democrats. Their leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, has vowed he won t accept it. Page A8 News-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 7/28/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 5 Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown MCTphotos President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner both have their work cut out for them when it comes to leading their parties to a budget compromise. Liberals dont like budget cuts, Conservatives fighting against funding Obamacare Richard Burr Republican SenatorSome of these guys need to understand that if you shut down the federal government, you better have a specific reason to do it thats achievable.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 28, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000840 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LAWRENCE R. LAVO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000840 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Lawrence R. Lavo, Manuel Zepeda Jr., Midflorida Federal Credit Union, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 14th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 458, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 1525 PINETOP TERRACE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 19th day of July, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000763 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. REAUME, HEATHER, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000763 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and REAUME, HEATHER, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 27th day of August, 2013, the following described property: LOT 20, IN BLOCK E, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 75, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida this 24th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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 Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 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. (23472.1674/PRivera IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001436 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. VIRGINIA ALVAREZ A/K/A VIRGINIA GOMEZ A/K/A VIRGINA ADALGISA GOMEZ GOMEZ; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIO ALVAREZ, DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001436, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and VIRGINIA ALVAREZ A/K/A VIRGINIA GOMEZ A/K/A VIRGINA ADALGISA GOMEZ GOMEZ; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIO ALVAREZ, DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 33870-3867, at 11:00 a.m., on the 27th day of August 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 190, 191, AND 192, OF AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File No. 12-08737 STM July 28; August 4, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000864 Bank of America National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Reynaldo Rivera and Amanda Rivera, His Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, a Division of Treasury Bank, National Association Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000864 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank Of America National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Reynaldo Rivera and Amanda Rivera, His Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., August 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 42, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-197852 FC01 GRR July 28; August 4, 2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE No.: 10-000386-GCS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE F. LOWRY, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated July 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 10-000386-GCS, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff, and DAVID F. LOWRY, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: ALL OF CLUSTER 2, UNIT C, AND A PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA OF COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I OF SEPRING LAKE AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF THE COMMON A REA BEING DESCRIBED MORE PARTICULARLY A S FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID CLUSTER 2, UNIT C; THENCE SOUTH 17 DEGREES 56'11'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 72 DEGREES 03'49'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 56'11'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 03'49'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of August, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: July 24, 2013. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ` `In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, telephone 9863) 402-6594, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service''. 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Page A10News-SunSunday, July 28, m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-228 IN RE: ESTATE OF CONSTANCE ETHRIDGE Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CONSTANCE ETHRIDGE, deceased, whose date of death was October 27, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal 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) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Harold Ethridge PO BOX 430 LORIDA, Florida 33857 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ C. Parke Sutherland C. PARKE SUTHERLAND, ESQUIRE A ttorney for Harold Ethridge Florida Bar Number: 0870781 900 W. Main St. A von Park, FL 33825 Telephone: (863) 452-6900 Fax: (863) 452-5200 E-Mail: July 21, 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP13-000029-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: H., R. 11/13/2000 S., N. 01/22/2002 Minor childred DOB SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: JEFFREY SPENCER HARRELL DOB: 02/27/73 Address unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: R. H. a white female child born November 13, 2000 mother Ruth Vermillion and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D. Snodgrass, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 7th day of August, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. Y OU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT Y OU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (863)402-7722, 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. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 1ST DAY OF JULY, 2013. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 12-594 JANET LIPE, as Trustee of the Janet Lipe Revocable Inter Vivos Trust, dated January 10, 2007 Plaintiff, vs RAJPATEE PARBHOO-HALLIDAY and MARK R. HALLIDAY, wife and husband, and ASSOCIATED JEWELRY, INC., a Florida corporation, 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 SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 15, Lot 16, and the Northerly 30 feet of Lot 17, Block 47, SEBRING LAKES, UNIT FOUR, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 32, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS a 10 foot strip running adjacent and along the road right of way for additional road right of way. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, A.D., 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal) By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ` `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, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' July 28; August 4, 2013 (813) 221-9171 facsimile EService: A O-008636F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. July 28; August 4, 2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


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Per Diem Must pass level 2 background check and have own transportation with proof of insurance. Send resume to: HBI HASAN IMMEDIATE NEED for a full time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit EOE/AA/M/F/D/V 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: 863-385-9100 2100Help WantedINTERVIEWERS 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. Interviewers will show respondents how to collect cheek cells and urine samples using a self-collection kit and coordinate appointments for a blood sample to be taken by a trained health professional. To learn more about this position and apply, go to and enter Job ID 6345BR. WESTAT EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentBLONDE LADYI Talked with in Walmart in reference to Beautician. Found! 1150Personals 1100Announcements PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO VACATE AN EASEMENT Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, upon petition of Joseph D. Pagoria, will be on the 20th day of August, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room at 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, consider and determine whether the county will vacate the easement described below and renounce and disclaim any rights of the County and the public in and to the easement and land in connection therewith. The easement is described as: A portion of a Drainage and Utility Easement over and across the north 20.0 feet of Lot 195, SEBRING HILLS, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the northeast corner of said Lot 195, thence S00 degrees 04'40'' E along the east boundary of said Lot 195, a distance of 5.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S00 degrees 04'40'' E, along said east boundary, 15.00 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with the north boundary of said Lot 195, a distance of 18.15 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with said east boundary, a distance of 11.58 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with said north boundary, a distance of 30.02 feet; thence S00 degrees 04'40'' E, parallel with said east boundary,a distance of 11.58 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with said north boundary, a distance of 42.83 feet to the west boundary of said Lot 195; thence N00 degrees 04'40'' W, along said west boundary, a distance of 15.00 feet; thence N89 degrees 55'20'' E, parallel with and 5.00 feet south of the north boundary of said Lot 195, a distance of 91.00 feet, returning to the Point of Beginning. Easement area contains 1017 square feet, more or less. Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified above. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. ``Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or email: Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to permit coordination of the service.'' BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Chairman ATTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk July 28; August 4, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-883-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM STEPHENSON and MARIE STEPHENSON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Amended Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on July 23, 2013, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' The Westerly 1/2 of Lot 12 and all of Lot 13, Block 123, LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 44, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 908 North Franklin Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe high hopes hit a s peed-bump Saturday morni ng as the Heartland AllS tars fell to Team Tennessee 3 -1 in the opening round of t he Dixie Majors World S eries in North Charleston, S C. In a game where the pitchi ng and defense took center s tage, Tennessee was just a ble to scratch for enough r uns to move themselves a long in the winners bracke t. And while Floridas pitchi ng and defense was predomi nantly solid, the offense c ould not get clicking to add m ore runs to the scoreboard. The loss moves them into t he consolation bracket w here they will face the l oser of the Arkansas-North C arolina battle today at 1 2:30 p.m. They can still work their way along and have a chance at the championship, but their margin for error is gone, as another loss will end their tournament run. See Wednesdays NewsSun for continued coverage of Team Heartland at the Dixie Majors World Series. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentThe bond between a girl a nd her horse is stronger t han anything. Lake Placid 4Her Morgan G ibbs could not have said it b etter as her and her fourl egged partner Detail E xpress, better known as D exter, recently qualified for t he Southern Regional E questrian Event in Monroe, L ouisiana. The pair first had to qualif y at the Area E and later the S tate horse show by placing i n enough classes to earn the p oints necessary to advance. Previously, Gibbs racked u p enough points to place h igh honors, being 10th o verall pair at the Area E s how. Qualifying and joining t hem at the State competit ion was Sebring Juniorl evel equestrian Micaela B uchanan and her mount J ust Cant Be, who will be o f age requirement next year t o join Gibbs in the Senior c lasses with their sights set o n Regional qualifiers as w ell. Buchanan and Gibbs show i n the Hunters discipline, c ommonly referred to as E nglish. Few understand the extens ive expectations of equestria n sports. Hunters are expected to h ave long, extended leg m ovements that cover more g round without going at e xcessive speeds. Horses, while natural runn ers, do not carry themselves u nder proper form on their o wn however. While the rider must rely on intuition and feel to make sure their horse is carrying correctly, they themselves must also keep their body in near perfect form so that the team can impress the judge. Gibbs and Dexter must work as a team to accomplish these tasks; a combination of leg and hand movements offer communication so the two can synchronize. Keep in mind: horses still have a mind of their own, and suffer nerves and tantrums just as easily as any athlete. Thus, that special bond that Gibbs spoke of has to be built so horse and rider can trust each other to later shine in the show ring. Gibbs and Dexter have done just that, as evidenced by their 25th overall placing as a Senior-level pair and total of 21 points earned at the recent State horse show in Tampa. Competitors are allowed four riding classes and one optional showmanship class to earn points that put them in the ranks, with only the top 50 seniors making it to the next level at Regionals. Gibbs and Dexter took on the classes of Hunter Showmanship, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunt Seat Equitation. For clarification, Hunter Under Saddle is a class judged on the horses form while simply working around the ring. Hunter Hack and Working Hunter focus on the horse as well, although Working SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Braun lied to Rodgers too . . .B3 LP Samaritan 5K results . . .B4 Marlins rookies first hit . . .B4 News-Sun Sunday, July 28, 2013 Courtesy photo Lake Placid 4Her Morgan Gibbs poses with her trainer, Karen Moon, and her horse Detail Express (Dexter). The team recently competed well at the State competition, qualifying for Regionals to be held in Louisiana. Gibbs readies for 4H Regionals See GIBBS, Page B4 Courtesy photos Kendall Griffin has been in fine form late this week, leading the Girls 14 age group in the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship at the famed Pinehurst course in North Carolina. After posting a oneover par 73 in Thursdays opening round, Griffin carded a one-under 71 Friday to head into Saturdays final round at even par, three shots ahead of the field. Griffin setting pace at U.S. Kids By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Tampa Bays Gerald McCoy is coming off his first Pro Bowl season and embracing a new role as the leader of a defense that lost Ronde Barber to retirement this spring. The Buccaneers have committed more than $100 million to upgrade a leaky secondary, however McCoy feels its up to him and the rest of a young defensive line to give offseason acquisitions Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson the best chance to have a huge impact. McCoy reported to training camp 10 pounds lighter than the Bucs requested. Hes eager to build on last year, when he remained healthy for an entire season for the first time in his career and began to show why he was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft. Now, the Bucs are counting on him to emerge as the leader of a unit missing Barber, the final link to Tampa Bays only Super Bowl championship. Im not really doing anything differently, just kind of taking on more of the role Ive been given. I always had somewhat of a leadership role, otherwise your peers wont vote you as a captain, McCoy said. But THE leader that spot was left open when (Barber) left, so Im just kind of filling in, not doing anything different. Just taking the leadership that I already had to a different level, McCoy added. Thats pretty much it. The Bucs were last in the NFLin pass defense in 2012, nearly setting a league record for yards allowed en route to a 7-9 record. Aporous secondary was part of the problem, but an anemic pass rush also contributed to the team missing the playoffs for the fifth straight year. McCoy had a careerbest five sacks, more than the first two seasons of his career combined. Tampa Bays 27 sacks overall were the third fewest in the league. Entering his fourth sea son, McCoy is determine d to change that. And hes intent drivin g ends Adrian Clayborn an d DaQuan Bowers, as we ll as rookie tackle Akeem Spence to help him. Before practice each day, the 25-yea rold gathers all of the teams firs tyear defen sive linem en and accom panies them onto the field to work on fundamentals. What Im doing with them, I never got. I had nobody to help me, had nobody to coach me, nobody to take me under their wing. I had to learn on the go, McCoy said. I dont want these rookies to go through th e same thing. I want to be that guy, where they don t have to say: Nobody helped me, they didnt teach me.... because the better they are, the bette r well all be. McCoy was the secon d defensive player selected in the 2010 draft behind Detroit tackle Ndamukong Suh. He struggled as a rook ie, failing to notch a sac k until his ninth game. He missed the final three weeks of that seaso n with a torn left biceps, finishing with three sack s. He had one sack the following year, when he sat out 10 games and parts of two others because of injuries. Despite the limited pr oduction and being unabl e to stay healthy those two seasons, McCoy said he never lost confidence in his ability. The 25-year-old returned in 2012, bought into the system installed by new coach Greg Schiano, and progressive ly played better. He was rewarded with his first trip to the Pro Bowl, not that he felt he necessarily need that to validate his improvemen t. I never doubted my ability. I never doubted myself because I knew once I started to figure i t out, I would start to be successful, McCoy said Bucs McCoy assuming greater leadership role See BUCS, Page B3 I dont want these rookies to go through the same thing.GERALDMCCOY Tampa Bay DL DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Team Heartland has some battling back to do after dropping their Dixie Majors World Series opener Saturday. Team Heartland drops World Series opener


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 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: W ater 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, do a front dive, and float on their backs. Level V: Stroke Refinement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. Level VI:Part A Personal 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 Annual Firemen MemorialSEBRING As one of their bigge st fundraisers of the year, Sebring Fireme n, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memori al Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at t he Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC an d Home Depot, the day-long tourname nt will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scrambl e, flighted by handicap, utilizing both t he Deer Run and Turtle Run courses, and t he entry fee remains at $75 per player. And though the fee has not gone up, it still includes golf cart, one mulliga n, range balls and prizes, while food an d beverages will be provided on the cour ses. There will also be contests for Longe st Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole in On e, with unbelieveable prizes attached. As is their nearly 90-year old custom the Firemen seek to raise funds to help a ll area student-athletes and athletic pr ograms. And in so doing, make it a fun an d memorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the nig ht before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer o n Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun N Lake restaurant for early registration an d a heavy dose of hors doeuvres. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 8, and checks should be made payable an d remit to Sebring Firemen, Inc., P.O Bo x 1981, Sebring, FL33871, (863) 382-225 5. Team entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (86 3) 385-7773. Last years field of more than 25 0 golfers set a new high for the eve rexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to g et those entries in to be part of a great day of helping the Firemen give back. American Legion Baseball TripSEBRING American Legion Post 2 5 will be hosting its5th Annual Baseba ll Trip on Sunday, Aug. 25, to Tropica na Field to see the Rays vs. Yankees. Cost is $45 per person for tickets an d bus trip, with money due by Wednesda y, July 24. For more information, call Robert at t he American Legion between 10 a.m.-1 p.m at 465-0975.APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK Beginning Tuesda y, July 16, the Avon Park High School Po ol will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:3 0 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 Plac id High School Cheerleaders are having a Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seacoast Bank, 199 US 2 7 N, Lake Placid. We will be washing cars for donation s, while also selling hot dogs, baked goodi es and drinks to help raise monies for tran sportation to away games. Please come out and support t he Cheerleaders. If you have any questions you may co ntact Sharon Reid at 863-840-1379.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida Sta te Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/interm ediate boys and girls interested in learnin g fundamental volleyball skills, loco-mot or movements, eye/hand coordination an d team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for tw o hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and t he cost will be cut down to $200 for all six The clinics will meet in the Panth er Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Aug. 3 an d 17, Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, fro m 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-scho ol athletes preparing for the school season Private, specialized training sessio ns with Coach Crawford will be availab le immediately following each clinic, fro m 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, conta ct Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at craw SoccerSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty YMCAis currently taking registratio ns for Fall Youth Soccer ages 3-14. Questions please call 382-9622. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay6142.592 Boston 6143.587.5 Baltimore5846.5583.5 New York5449.5247 Toronto4755.46113.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 5745.559 Cleveland5448.5293 Kansas City4951.4907 Minnesota4456.44012 Chicago4060.40016 West Division WLPctGB Oakland6043.583 Texas 5647.5444 Seattle 4954.47611 Los Angeles4853.47511 Houston3468.33325.5 ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 4 Toronto 4, Houston 0 Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain Kansas City 7, Baltimore 1 L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 3 Seattle 8, Minnesota 2 Fridays Games Baltimore 6, Boston 0 Tampa Bay 10, N.Y. Yankees 6 Cleveland 11, Texas 8, 11 innings Toronto 12, Houston 6 Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 4 Minnesota 3, Seattle 2, 13 innings Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, late Houston at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Oakland, late Minnesota at Seattle, late Boston at Baltimore, late Texas at Cleveland, late Philadelphia at Detroit, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay (M.Moore 14-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9), 1:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 4-2) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 7-5), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-0) at Toronto (Redmond 1-1), 1:07 p.m. Philadelphia (Pettibone 5-4) at Detroit (Porcello 7-6), 1:08 p.m. Boston (Lester 9-6) at Baltimore (Hammel 7-7), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 4-0) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-6), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2) at Oakland (J.Parker 6-6), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 2-2) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-0), 4:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET37476134.358 Mauer, MIN36751119.324 Trout, LAA40168130.324 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 37 Cabrera, DET31 Encarnacion, TOR28 RUNSBATTEDIN Davis, BAL 97 Cabrera, DET96 Encarnacion, TOR80 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL .683 Cabrera, DET.666 Ortiz, BOS .594 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.454 Mauer, MIN.407 Ortiz, BOS .406 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET14-1 Colon, OAK14-3 Moore, TB 14-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.34 Kuroda, NYY2.51 Colon, OAK2.54 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX161 Hernandez, SEA158 Scherzer, DET157 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL35 Rivera, NYY 33 Nathan, TEX 32NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 5845.563 Washington5054.4818.5 Philadelphia4954.4769 New York4654.46010.5 Miami 3962.38618 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis6238.620 Pittsburgh6041.5942.5 Cincinnati5945.5675 Chicago4655.45516.5 Milwaukee4260.41221 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles5448.529 Arizona 5449.524.5 Colorado5054.4815 San Francisco4656.4518 San Diego4658.4429 ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 4 Washington 9, Pittsburgh 7 San Diego 10, Milwaukee 8 Miami 5, Colorado 3 St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 1 Arizona 3, Chicago Cubs 1 Cincinnati 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 Fridays Games N.Y. Mets 11, Washington 0, 1st game Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 1, 2nd game Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1 Miami 2, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 4, St. Louis 1 Colorado 8, Milwaukee 3 Arizona 10, San Diego 0 L.A. Dodgers 2, Cincinnati 1 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 Saturdays Games N.Y. Mets at Washington, late St. Louis at Atlanta, late Philadelphia at Detroit, late Pittsburgh at Miami, late Milwaukee at Colorado, late San Diego at Arizona, late Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, late Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games Philadelphia (Pettibone 5-4) at Detroit (Porcello 7-6), 1:08 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 5-3) at Miami (Fernandez 6-5), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 1-1) at Washington (Jordan 0-3), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 6-7) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-10), 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 4-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 3-6), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-2) at Colorado (Chacin 9-5), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 1-4) at Arizona (Corbin 12-1), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 10-6) at Atlanta (Medlen 6-10), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Molina, STL34946117.335 Cuddyer, COL31148103.331 Craig, STL37555124.331 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 26 Gonzalez, COL26 Brown, PHL 24 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI83 Phillips, CIN 81 Craig, STL 79 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.597 Cuddyer, COL.559 Gomez, MIL.554 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .433 Choo, CIN .421 Carpenter, STL.400 WON-LOST Wainwright, STL13-6 Corbin, ARI12-1 Lynn, STL 12-5 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.96 Harvey, NYM2.11 Locke, PIT 2.15 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM164 Kershaw, LAD156 Wainwright, STL145 SAVES Grilli, PIT 30 Mujica, STL 30 Kimbrel, ATL29NATIONAL CONFERENCECentral Division WLTPctPFPA y-Chicago1070.588933882 San Antonio980.529740856 Iowa6110.353782829 West Division WLTPctPFPA z-Arizona1430.8241119821 x-Spokane1440.7781198896 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 Pittsburgh4140.2227261014 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Fridays Game Spokane 61, Pittsburgh 43 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, late New Orleans at Orlando, late Arizona at Iowa, late Cleveland at Utah, late Philadelphia at San Antonio, late Chicago at San Jose, lateEASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago125.706 Atlanta 115.688.5 Washington99.5003.5 Indiana 89.4714 New York711.3895.5 Connecticut412.2507.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota143.824 Los Angeles126.6672.5 Phoenix 99.5005.5 Seattle 710.4127 San Antonio612.3338.5 Tulsa 614.3009.5 ___ Thursdays Games San Antonio 65, New York 53 Indiana 71, Tulsa 60 Seattle 73, Los Angeles 66 Fridays Games No games scheduled Saturdays Games West vs. East at Uncasville, CT, 3:30 p.m.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICESuspended Atlanta RHP Humberto Carpio (DSL Braves) and Cincinnati OF Yoel Noel (DSL Reds) 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESOptioned 3B Danny Valencia to Norfolk (IL). Sent 1B Steve Pearce to the GCL Orioles for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROSSent OF Trevor Crowe to Oklahoma City (PCL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELSDesignated RHP Billy Buckner for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEESSent OF Curtis Granderson and INF Jayson Nix to Tampa (FSL) for rehab assignments. Optioned OF Thomas Neal to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Agreed to terms with INF Brendan Harris on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERSPlaced C Mike Zunino on the 15-day DL. Signed C Humberto Quintera. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSent RHP Trevor Cahill to the AZL Diamondbacks for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBSTraded OF Alfonso Soriano to the N.Y. Yankees for RHP Corey Black. Selected the contract of RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIESPlaced LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 23. Recalled OF Corey Dickerson from Colorado Springs (PCL). MIAMI MARLINSAssigned 2B Chris Valaika outright to New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METSReinstated RHP Jenrry Mejia from the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESTransferred LHP Jeremy Horst to the 60-day DL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSActivated INF Joaquin Arias from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jake Dunning to Fresno (PCL). Acquired RHP Guillermo Moscoso from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named or cash considerations. WASHINGTON NATIONALSReinstated RHP Ryan Mattheus from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Drew Storen to Syracuse (IL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSRe-signed C Bernard James. LOS ANGELES LAKERSAgreed to terms with F Elias Harris. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIESSigned G Jamaal Franklin to a multiyear contract. MILWAUKEE BUCKSSigned C Miroslav Raduljica. BROOKLYN NETSAgreed to terms with G-F Alan Anderson on a two-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended Washington DE Jarvis Jenkins four games for violating the NFLs policy on performance enhancing substances. DETROIT LIONSSigned DT Andre Fluellen. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned OT Eric Fisher and CB Conroy Black. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L S U N D A Y 1 p m Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . S U N 1 : 3 0 p m Boston at Baltimore . . . . . . . . T B S 4 p m Chicago Cubs at San Francisco . . . . W G N 8 p m St. Louis at Atlanta . . . . . . . . E S P N M O N D A Y 7 p m L.A. Angels at Texas . . . . . . . . E S P N T U E S D A Y 7 p m Arizona at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . S U N Times, games, channels all subject to change T E N N I S S U N D A Y 3 p m ATP BB&T Atlanta Open, Final . . E S P N 2 5 p m WTA Bank of the West Classic, Final E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G S U N D A Y 1 p m NASCAR 400 at the Brickyard . . . E S P N 8 p m NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Qual . . E S P N 2 G O L F S U N D A Y N o o n Senior Open Championship . . . . . G O L F 1 p m PGA RBC Canadian Open . . . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA RBC Canadian Open . . . . . . C B S 7 p m PGA Albertsons Boise Open . . . . G O L F S O C C E R S U N D A Y 3 : 3 0 p m CONCACAF Gold Cup, Final . . . . . F O X LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Arena Football Transactions Page B2News-SunSunday, July 28, rf


Associated PressNEWYORK Where in the Yankees universe is Derek Jeter? The New York Yankees arent saying. The 39-year-old captain was eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday. But he was sent to play in a simulated game at a location manager Joe Girardi wont disclose. Girardi says the Yankees want Jeter to test his strained right quadriceps without interruption. Guesses on Twitter regarding Jeters whereabouts ranged from the Staten Island Yankees field to the MetsCiti Field in Queens to PlayStation. For sure, he wasnt at the Yankeesminor league faci lity in Tampa, Fla., where Alex Rodriguez was rehabbing his strained left quadr iceps on his 38th birthday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 28, 2013Page B3 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 7 6 8 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 7/28/13; 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 6 You never have it figured out ever. The worst three words anybody can say is I got it.Youve never got it figured out. But once I started to pick it up, I knew it was going to roll. The Bucs, who lost Barber to retirement in May, have invested heavily in upgrading the defense this offseason. They traded for Revis before giving him a six-year, $96 million contract; Goldson signed a five-year, $41.5 million deal in free agency after helping San Francisco reach the Super Bowl last season, and two other potential starters cornerback Johnthan Banks and Spence were added in the draft. In addition, Clayborn is returning after missing most of last season with a knee injury and Bowers is healthy after missing the early portion of 2012 while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. Clayborns back, Bowers is healthy, Im healthy. ... Were going to see what happens, McCoy said. The fourth-year pro feels hes put in the work necessary to give himself a chance to do his part. He was determined to report to camp lighter than the Bucs felt he should and met his goal, though he wont say exactly what he weighs. I trust my coaches, and I trust the system. I love the program, and I trust what w e do here. However, I have to step across the white lines and I have to play, McCoy said. I know my body bett er than anybody. So I know what I feel good at, and where Ill be most confiden t. That why I came in lighter than what they wanted me at. McCoys commitment ha s not gone unnoticed. The player said hes 10 pounds lighter than he weighed las t season and dropped 25 pounds between April and arriving at camp this week. I think it all lends to jus t the focus and how hard he s worked to get ready for the season, Schiano said. Thi s guy is very focused. Continued from B1 MCTphoto T he Bucs will be looking for continued production and more leadership from Gerald McCoy. Bucs look to McCoy to lead revamped defense By GENARO C. ARMAS Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. R yan Braun apparently has s ome work to do to repair h is friendship with Green B ay Packers quarterback A aron Rodgers. Describing himself as s hocked and disappointed, R odgers said Friday after the P ackersfirst training camp p ractice that Braun looked a t me in the eye on multiple o ccasions and repeatedly d enied the allegations that t he Milwaukee Brewers s lugger was using performa nce-enhancing drugs. Braun this week accepted a season-ending 65-game s uspension after admitting to v iolating baseballs rules a gainst using PEDs. Rodgers felt duped by his b uddy and business associa te, a sentiment being e xpressed by many others in W isconsin. AMilwaukee restaurant is n amed for two of the states m ost well-known athletes, a nd Rodgers last year d efended his friend on T witter, going so far as to b etting his multimillion-doll ar salary that Braun was c lean. Its disappointing, not o nly for myself as a friend b ut for obviously Wisconsin s ports fans, Brewer fans, M ajor League Baseball fans, Rodgers said before a throng of media surrounding his locker. It doesnt feel great being lied to like that, and Im disappointed about the way it all went down. Rodgers and Braun have spoken since the sluggers suspension. Asked if he considered themselves friends, Rodgers didnt answer directly but said in part, I trusted him, and thats the thing that probably hurts the most. The future of their business relationship theyre involved in a licensing agreement for the 8-twelve MVPBar and Grill was yet to be determined, Rodgers said. With the benefit of hindsight, Rodgers plans to take a more measured approach next time if faced a similar situation in the future. People make mistakes. I definitely believe in forgiveness and moving forward, Rodgers said. Obviously, (Braun) has a tough task in front of him moving forward with his career, on and off the field. All the attention at the first practice was atypical even for Rodgers, a former Super Bowl and NFLMVP who leads one of most dangerous passing attacks in the league. He was smiling and laughing on the field Friday, running through drills like the rest of his teammates on an overcast, breezy morning. In the locker room, however, the off-the-field questions didnt stop at Braun. Earlier this week, former Packers receiver Greg Jennings now with the archrival Minnesota Vikings criticized of his ex-quarterback. In an interview with the Star Tribune, Jennings questioned Rodgersleadership and implied the quarterback had become bigger than the team. Dont get me wrong, is a great person, Jennings was quoted as saying, referring to Rodgers. But when you hear all positives, all positives, all positives all the time, its hard for you to sit down when one of your teammates says, Man, come on, youve got to hold yourself accountable for this.Its hard for someone to see that now because all theyve heard is Im doing it the right way, Im perfect. In actuality, we all have flaws. Rodgers said he wasnt spending time or energy on Jenningscomments. To me, Im concerned with the opinions of the guys in this locker room and the guys we have here, Rodgers said. Its exciting to be able to be one of the leaders of this football team, and Im very confident in my style. Not surprisingly, the current Packers had the quarterbacks back. It is what it is, receiver Randall Cobb said about Jenningsremarks. Aaron is a great leader. He puts us in some great situations on an d off the field. He makes it easier for us to have someone to look up to for suppo rt and leadership. Rodgers had one of the best offseasons of his nineyear career, according to coach Mike McCarthy. Hes in good shape. He s ready to go. He really unde rstands his role as far as the leader and one of the vetera n leaders on our football team, McCarthy said. I think Aarons off to a great start coming off a very goo d offseason. As for practice itself, McCarthy liked what he saw Its just the first day, so he and the coaching staff plan to take a closer look at tape for a better evaluation. The tempo has picked up a little from previous years, i n part because music is being played on loudspeakers dur ing what are being called TVtimeouts. Its designe d to give players a breather and, in part, to mimic the routines during games. Rodgersfavorite tune in th e rotation? Darius Ruckers version of Wagon Wheel. Follow Genaro Armas at MCTphoto Friend and business associate of Ryan Braun, Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers was unaware that Braun was using PEDs. Rodgers says he was lied to by Braun Associated PressGAINESVILLE F lorida has given coach W ill Muschamp a raise a fter an 11-win season. School president Bernie M achen and athletic direct or Jeremy Foley upped M uschamps salary $ 250,000 annually, making h im the seventh-highestp aid coach in the S outheastern Conference. Muschamp will now make $2.928 million annually through the 2017 season, ranking behind Alabamas Nick Saban ($5.47 million), LSUs Les Miles ($3.8 million), South Carolinas Steve Spurrier ($3.3 million), Georgias Mark Richt ($3.2 million), ArkansasBret Bielema ($3.2 million) and Texas A&Ms Kevin Sumlin ($3.1 million). Foley says in a statement: Dr. Machen and I believe very strongly in Coach Muschamp and his leadership, and we felt it was appropriate to adjust his salary to be more in line with his market value. The Gators are 18-8 in two years under Muschamp. Florida gives Muschamp $250,000 raise annually Locale of Jeters rehab game secret


Female Open Winner Name AgeChip Time Regan Davenport4021:40.4 Female Masters Winner Maria Linden4926:02.6 Female 9 and under Chloe LeBlanc836:35.5 Chelsea LeBlanc836:42.7 Ellissa Nawrocki837:08.6 Female 10 to 14 Brice Creel 1227:10.2 Leah Moore1434:20.1 Karis Register1050:54.6 Sophia Sigrist1051:09.4 Female 15 to 19 Alex Coyne1823:30.4 Annie W-Callahan1629:21.1 Nicole Moore1629:51.5 Ashley Royce1631:22.4 Kassie Canevari1932:00.9 Amaia Unanue1834:29.5 Claire LeBlanc1736:34.8 Robbye Teal1638:47.5 Juniett Gonzalez1743:40.8 Female 20 to 24 Erica Resendiz2224:19.1 Brenna DeHart2327:43.6 Caroline Rusk2330:54.5 Female 25 to 29 Jennifer Cameron2731:16.4 Summer Foster2831:47.7 Emily Hall 2737:33.1 Kasey Silverman2839:00.0 Barbara Sowell2647:25.9 Female 30 to 34 Rachel Nawrocki3322:58.9 Keri Alford 3128:16.2 Courtney Brown3128:34.6 Holly Cameron3232:53.4 Megan Davidson3140:00.4 Heather Stephenson3244:25.3 Erica West 3448:46.7 Female 35 to 39 Emily Sigrist3630:46.8 Female 40 to 44 Evelyn Colon4427:21.2 Stacee Register4027:43.9 Alex Olson 4136:30.3 Female 45 to 49 Deborah Witmer4732:36.1 Louis Canevari4538:38.7 Hellen Burton4641:41.0 Kimberly Whitworth4947:45.6 Maria Creel4648:28.3 Tonya Schmidt4748:47.9 Female 50 to 54 Jaye Williams5329:52.8 Robin Gonzalez5142:02.6 Danna Brownlee5142:30.1 Jackie Stimson5044:35.3 Phyllis Ann Beach5046:44.5 Laura Mielke5248:48.4 Female 55 to 59 Leesa Skipper5635:14.2 Shirley Whitsitt5841:15.3 Barb Sheasley5642:16.7 Reta Leonard5642:54.9 Female 60 to 64 P.M. Essex-Klammer61 33:32.2 Ann Frakes60 35:44.9 Female 65 to 69 Mary Rucker6638:39.4 Female 70 to 74 Vivian Johnson7129:11.4 Audrey Smith7445:38.1 Virginia Keimel7150:30.4 Female 75 to 79 Jane McKay7946:27.8 Female 80 to 84 Mary Jane Seitz8046:14.5 Joyce Doty8050:24.6 Marge Askew84Female 85 and ove r Jeri McDonald8550:54.2 Male Open Winner Michael Quigley4819:13.7 Male Masters Winner Louis Irwin5523:23.1 Male 9 and under Keith Sigrist929:44.4 Manasseh Haney550:25.2 Tyler Baker 951:18.5 Male 10 to 14 Scott Sigrist1423:19.1 Alexander Bogaert1226:10.4 Dylan Jones1227:51.2 Luke Sigrist1329:17.1 Garret Main1429:59.8 Hilton Teal 1432:02.2 Damian Nawrocki1032:15.5 Austin Malcolm1134:41.8 Jayson Williams1236:30.1 Johnathan Williams1440:29.3 Nicholas Paige1046:24.2 Male 15 to 19 Luke Haney1925:31.8 Mariano Zepeda1825:32.0 Brock Yates1726:10.1 Travis Peeples1626:56.2 Levi Haney1729:01.8 Blaine Arms1529:13.5 Alex Miller 1730:41.3 Brad Perry 1832:01.1 Clayton Main1637:52.5 Issac McLean1538:56.3 Male 20 to 24 Bud Stracker2321:37.3 Tyler Perez2228:07.0 Male 25 to 29 Jonathan Cameron2827:45.2 Leighton Skipper2732:04.0 Steven Thornton2849:49.2 Male 30 to 34 Brody Jones3130:36.0 Timothy Sewell3146:44.5 Male 35 to 39 Josh Zahler3920:19.1 James Baker3936:30.0 Male 40 to 44 Zbigniew Nawrocki40 25:01.9 Kyle Register42 29:00.8 Male 45 to 49 Tim Eskut4726:37.9 Drew Severance4927:44.8 Male 50 to 54 Tom Creel5023:56.2 Arthur Miller5125:27.3 Mike Lee5226:06.0 Chris Beach5131:24.9 Kenneth Brownlee5040:33.6 Nelson Pacheco5342:30.0 John Whitworth5348:46.3 Anthony Haney5250:27.4 Male 55 to 59 Glenn Leonard5640:57.4 Glenn Stimson5744:25.3 Male 60 to 64 Charles McLochlin6323:29.1 Anthony Derogatis6024:25.1 Donald Umperovitch6140:33.1 Male 70 to 74 Dale Bargar7339:48.8 Male 75 to 79 Harold Smith7630:39.4 Page B4News-SunSunday, July 28, church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main A 7/7,14,21,28; 0 0 0 3 0 7 1 7 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/28/13; 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 3 H unter is judged over a j umping course with obstac les three-foot high and H ack is a combination of the t wo. Hunt Seat Equitation f ocuses on the effectiveness o f the horse and rider with m ore emphasis on the form t hat the rider carries while m aneuvering around the ring a nd through a given pattern r equiring a number of vario us movements such as t urns, lead changes, and b acking up. Similarly, showmanship r equires a pattern, but the o nly communication b etween horse and rider are t he hands because the rider m ust guide the horse on foot w ithout a saddle. Each class has at least 50 r iders on average, adding to t he intensity of the competit ion. In the end, Gibbs and D exter proved to be a force t o be reckoned with as they b rought home three ribbons a nd top honors. The pair placed third in H unter Under Saddle, thirt eenth in Hunter S howmanship, and sixth in E quitation. I have only had him for t hree years this year, Gibbs s hared of their progress. We a re really starting to click t ogether and become stiff c ompetition. With Regionals in their sights, Gibbs and Dexter will continue their training to prepare for the show. We need to improve our jumping, she said, referencing the increasing height of the standards. My horse is still green over fences. Green is a term used to describe a horse that is still fresh, or new to a discipline. This means that, while Dexter is sound and trained, he is still learning how to jump. Normally, Dexter prefers to see the jumps during schooling before the class, however this is not allowed at these shows. This is one of the factors that the pair is working to improve. He is also terrified of the carts they use for pleasure driving, she joked. He is the big bay at the show to wipe out trees to get away from those things. Interestingly enough, Dexter stayed calm and collected during a storm before their Equitation class while the other horses were spooking and having fits. This goes to show just how difficult and unpredictable the horse show world can be, but clearly Dexter and Gibbs have have worked hard enough to have it well figured out. Gibbs and Dexter will soon be joined by 50 other horse and rider pairs from thirteen other states as well as the other Florida qualifiers on the road to Regionals. With Gibbs just making the cut-off date, this is her first year as a Senior she is one of the youngest competing in her classes Never to be discouraged, her and Dexter will be working hard to continue achieving. I definitely would like to thank my trainer Karen Moon, from Placid Acres Performance Horses, for all her hard work over the last 10 years. She has put up with me and helped me grow as a rider. I wouldnt be half the rider I am now without her help. Continued from B1 Gibbs and Dexter making strides Courtesy photo Sebrings Micaela Buchanan and her horse Just Cant Be (Termite) recently made the journey to the 4H State Horse Show. The pair competed well in their last year as Juniors and are now training for their first year in the Senior division. By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI With his first big-league hit, Miami Marlins rookie Jake Marisnick hiked his career batting average to .063. The 22-year-old center fielder went 0-for-12 in his first three big-league games in Colorado, then finally managed a single in the sixth inning Friday against Pittsburgh. He finished 1 for 4 in Miamis 2-0 victory. I think hes finally going to be able to sleep tonight, manager Mike Redmond said. Marisnick was acquired in the Marlinsblockbuster trade last November with Toronto. He said he started slowly every time he climbed the minor-league ladder to a new team. All the promotions Ive had, I kind of went through a little bit of a struggle, he said before Fridays game. I just get there and try to do too much instead of just letting myself play. Marisnick and top prospect Christian Yelich, 21, were recalled from Double-AJacksonville to make their big-league debuts Tuesday. Yelich singled in his first at-bat and went 4-for 12 in his first three games As the Marlins began a 10-game homestand, Marisnick and Yelich wer e finding their way around the teams ballpark, which opened last year. Both were impressed with the luxurious clubhouse, and Marisnick was excited to see the notoriously roomy outfield. Its a beautiful field, said Marisnick, whose speed and defense won hi m raves in the minors. Im looking forward to runnin g around out there. It gets me fired up. Marisnick, left fielder Yelich and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton give th e Marlins three starting out fielders 23 or younger. They also have 22-year old outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who was batting .265 when a left thumb injury Monday ended his season. Marlins rookie Marisnick finally gets 1st hit Lake Placid Samaritans Touch 5K race results

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Page B6 News-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 3 Did you know that the blue jays feathers are not actually blue? The bright sapphire color we see is, in fact, the result of the unique inner structure o f the feathers, which distort t he reflection of light off the b ird, making it appear blue. I f that structure were to be d amaged by crushing the f eathers, the blue color w ould go away. The pigment in their f eathers is melanin, which is b rown. The blue color is c aused by scattering light t hrough modified cells on t he surface of the feather b arbs. This is just one intere sting feature of blue jays, w hich are generally conside red very common songb irds. But if we take the t ime to learn more about t hese beautiful creatures, we f ind that they are very intell igent and fascinating anim als. Blue jays are easy to reco gnize by their coloration a nd calls. They have welld efined white faces with a b right blue crest and black m arkings surrounding the t hroat, head, bill, legs, feet a nd eyes. The black bridle v aries extensively and may h elp them recognize one a nother. The back, wings and t ail also appear blue. Male and female blue jays a re almost identical in a ppearance. Males are just s lightly larger than females. T he average length for a b lue jay is from 9-12 inches a nd they generally weigh a bout 2.5 to 3.5 ounces with a wingspan of 13 to 17 inches. These birds are known to be loud and somewhat aggressive. Blue jays make a wide variety of sounds that carry long distances. Different individuals use diverse calls. They call for many reasons to warn other birds of threats, to get assistance in chasing off an enemy and to let others know that they are agitated. They have even been known to imitate the call of hawks. Most of the calls are produced while the jay is perched in a tree. However, they are often found around bird feeders and make the sound of jay, jay, thus their name. Blue jays even use calls to team up and attack potential predators that are threatening their nests. The colorful crest is also used to communicate. It conveys the birds mood. When the crest is upright, the bird is excited, aggressive or surprised. If frightened, the crest will stick out in all directions, and if the bird is relaxed, the crest will lay flat on its head. Fortunately, blue jays are quite adaptable to many environments. They prefer to live and breed in mixed woods and forest edges, but they can survive and even thrive in urban areas. Blue jays are generally monogamous and they mate for life. The mating seasons starts in March and ends in July. Evergreens are the tree of preference for nests, but most anything will do. The nest is a cup-shaped structure made up of twigs, moss, plant material, paper, feathers, mud, roots and other materials that the jays may find useful. Both female and male construct the nest. Once the eggs are hatched, usually between three and six, both parents brood the young. When mother bird is sitting on the eggs, the male feeds her so she can stay put. Once the juvenile birds are fledged, the family stays and travels together until early fall. Blue jays are ready to mate at about one year. These birds are known for their tight family bonds. Blue jays develop very strong bills which they use for cracking open nuts and acorns. They hold the object in their feet and peck it open with their bill. Although these birds have a reputation as egg stealers, most of their diet consists of grains, fruits and nuts. When they reach adulthood, blue jays have a very unusual moulting ritual. Between June and July, they undergo a complete change of plumage. They begin the process of anting, which is using ants or any other suitable materials they can find to preen or clean their feathers. Blue jays are very curious and intelligent birds. Young birds will play and grab bright or reflective objects and carry them around for a while. Some people have claimed that they have seen blue jays use objects such as strips of newspaper as tools to obtain food. Captive fledglings have been seen trying to open their cage doors. They are social birds and are mostly seen in pairs or family groups. When flying however, they usually fly across wide, open spaces one at a time keeping a large distance from others in flight. They are not fast flyers and usually use full and regular quick flaps of their wings. They fly with their bodies parallel to the ground at a very steady, level height. Another sign of intelligence in these brightly colored feathered creatures is their ability to watch and wait. They are known to sit and watch humans eat, wait for them to leave, then swoop down and take anything left behind. They even watch the gardener lovingly plant seeds then go in and dig them up for a nice, easy meal. Blue jays are territori al and will chase other bird s away from these feeding areas. They will even be aggressive toward humans if they wander too close to their nests. Despite their reputation as an aggressive, common bird, blue jays do help othe r birds and humans. Their fondness for acorns and the ir accuracy in selecting and burying acorns that have no t been infested with weevils are credited with spreading oak trees after the last glacial period. Jays also scare off many birds of prey with their lou d calls and mob attacks, pr otecting other smaller birds in the area. Blue jays are com fortable around humans; unfortunately the most frequent cause of death in urban areas is from dogs an d cats. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Blue jays are intelligent and fascinating birds Courtesy photo Blue jays are easy to recognize by their coloration; they have well-defined white faces with a bright blue crest and black markings surrounding the throat, head, bill, legs, feet and eyes. The black bridle varies extensively and may help them recognize one another. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess rf


By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEWYORK Your sex l ife will never be the same. I n my day. What, not breastf eeding? From diet tips to little b aby, little problems, sleepd eprived and super-stressed n ew parents have heard it a ll. And they want you to s top it. As Britains Prince W illiam and his wife, Kate, m ove along on their parenti ng journey, it seems even t he queen has had a whatn ot-to-say moment. A ccording to a special edit ion of Us magazine on raisi ng royals, she exclaimed s oon after Williams birth: Thank goodness he hasnt e ars like his father! Most every new parent has a greatest hits of lame advice a nd annoying remarks. For f itness buff Brook Benten, m om of 4-month-old Hayes, h er list included her postb aby body. My swollen uterus made m e look like I was still five m onths pregnant, said the R ound Rock, Texas, mom. I w as elated to be a mother, b ut I knew good and well t hat I looked baaaaad. Welli ntending visitors would l ook me once over and say, Wow! You look great! And how SHOULD that h ave gone? Compliment o ur baby. Tell us he/she is t he cutest baby youve ever s een. But dont compliment t he body of the new mother. Devon Clement is a postp artum doula in Princeton, N .J. Basically, her job d escription is to be helpful t o new parents. She has o verheard some doozies and m ade up a facetious script f or clients to hang on their d oors. It covers a lot of g round: Dear Guests, Thank you so much for c oming to see our new addit ion(s), and for bringing y our smiles, gifts, and good w ishes. Thank you, also, for l eaving your germs at home! I f you think you may be s ick, well have a visit by w aving at each other through t he window. We also greatly a ppreciate the hot or easy-toh eat-up meal youve brought u s, and the fact that you plan t o keep your visit nice and s hort. Weve had a busy few d ays/weeks around here, so p lease excuse the mess in t he house and the fact that I a m still in my pajamas. ... I m ay need to breastfeed while y ou are here. If this offends y ou or makes you uncomf ortable, I keep some blank ets close by for you to put o ver your head. While we find it very i nteresting to hear your stor ies about what things were l ike when you had your b abies, please keep your a dvice to yourself unless a sked, especially if it comes w ith an air of judgment. We h ave enough information c oming at us, and we are d oing OK, thanks. Perhaps most acutely dist ressed in the very early m onths are the parents of p reemies. Megan Lubin of P hiladelphia gave birth three m onths early to her now-2y ear-old and spent that time i n a hospitals neonatal i ntensive care unit. Once he d id come home, during wint er, she and her husband didn t host many visitors or go o ut that much. When we did interact w ith the outside world, the c omments and questions f looded in, she said. We c ertainly didnt mind if peop le were curious or genuinel y interested in our son, but i t was hurtful at times when s trangers would compare t heir child to ours. Things not to say to the parents of a preemie? Well, my child is the same age and much bigger! Or, Your son is awfully thin,Lubin suggests. The worst was when they would compare what their child was able to do. Brandi Jordan, who owns a parenting resource center in Los Angeles, said the way to avoid ticking off new parents is pretty simple. I think that people should not give advice. Period, she said. People see it as open license when they see someone with a baby to give them their opinion on how they should have socks on, or they should have a hat on, or they need sunblock, or you shouldnt be taking them out, theyre too young. Some people make themselves armchair experts because theyve read a lot of things. That, she said, is why the what-not-to-say problem is so out of control these days. Blogs, social networks and simple online search are the armchair experts best friends, said Jordan, who has a 6-year-old. Instead of advice, how about not coming over for a visit when you have a cold, even though you think you and your kids are no longer contagious? How about not asking the new parents of multiples: Are they natural or IVF? But she has a suggestion for new parents, too: How about not rejecting outright the experiences of your own parents due to their grandparently status? Alot of new parents discount what their own parents actually know, but a lot of grandparents do have good traditional things that work really well, she said. First, she said, parents need to realize that they really do need help. Before, you didnt need help because your family was right there and did everything, but so many people are far removed from their families. But make sure help is help. Visits should be 10 minutes, not two hours, in the early days unless you plan to throw in a load of laundry, do dishes or cook a meal. Dr. Richard So, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Childrens hospital, has three kids of his own. The youngest is not yet 2. His advice for well-meaning loved ones: Leave the lasagna or manicotti at the door. Among the what-not-tosay moments that set his phone ringing: Oh my gosh, what is that rash on your babys face? And Oh my gosh, whats wrong with your babys head? Rashes: Theyre common for newborns. The head: It often doesnt exit a womans body completely round. So what should a wellintentioned visitor be doing? Ninety percent is just reassuring that mother that shes doing the right things, that shes not going to harm her baby, he said. All a new baby needs to do is eat, sleep, poop and grow. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 Page B7 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/28/13; 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 7 Avoid what-not-to-say moments with new parents Metro New parents get all kinds of advice, not all of it very good. BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) The Rhode Island couple that lives in the house made famous in the movie The Conjuring say theyre being troubled by people curious about the 1730s-era home. The Woonsocket Call reports that Norma Sutcliffe and her husband havent slept well in days because of people showing up in their yard in the middle of the night. The couple has lived in the Burrillville home for 25 years. The hit horror film wa snt filmed there, but it is based on a su pposed haunting that occurred when anoth er family lived there in the 1970s. Sutcliffe says strangers call to ask abo ut the house and shes seen online commen ts from individuals who suggest it would be fun to break in. She says she doesnt believe in haunt ed houses or ghosts. Conjuring brings unwanted attention to Rhode Island couple


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The Weeknd, Belong to the World (Universal) 10. Avicii, Wake Me Up (Universal) ITunesTop songs 1. Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell), Robin Thicke 2. We Cant Stop, Miley Cyrus 3. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake), JAY Z 4. Radioactive, Imagine Dragons 5. Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams), Daft Punk 6. Treasure, Bruno Mars 7. Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 8. Cups (Pitch Perfects When Im Gone) (Pop Version), Anna Kendrick 9. Safe and Sound, Capital Cities 10. Cant Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top albums 1. Magna Carta... Holy Grail, JAY Z 2. The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles 3. Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack), Various Artists 4. The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake 5. Trials & Tribulations, Ace Hood 6. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons 7. The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, Justin Timberlake 8. Surfers Paradise, Cody Simpson 9. Paradise Valley, John Mayer 10. 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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 i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o 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 A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B 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 or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c 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; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r 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 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 i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n 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 at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: 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 F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d 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 i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 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 F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B 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 a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B 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 o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B 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 p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c 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 u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B 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 A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c 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 8 a.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 t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., 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 t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c 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 H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c 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 a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c 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 e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c 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 i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s 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 H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n 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 H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c 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 H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e 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 H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s 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 a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s 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 S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s 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 H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g 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 H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r 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 i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i 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 H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o 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


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Born Standing Up: A Comics Life by Steve Martin (Scribner) 5. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster) 6. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Random House) 7. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 8. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer and Ron Rosenbaum (Rosetta Books) E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c 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 t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c 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 V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C 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@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c 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 .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at 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 N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e 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 U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C 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 a week to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M 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 Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M 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 o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e 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 e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c 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 R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C 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 r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M 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: .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c 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 Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c 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 h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n 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, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f 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 perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c 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 Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r 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 i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c 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 e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n 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. Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c 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 U n i o n C h u r c 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 U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 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 R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C 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: ; Web site: Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R 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 i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email:, 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 i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P, 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 p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S 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,, Web site, E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail:, 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 S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c 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 H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t 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 H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i 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 or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c 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 i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c 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: M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c 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 or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c 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. S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c 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 N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s 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


Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES Samuel Y ellins original key to the i conic Singing Tower at Bok T ower Gardens, along with o ther art collection pieces f rom Pinewood Estate, are on d isplay at Lakelands Polk M useum of Art (PMoA) for a n ew exhibition running July 2 7-Oct. 5 entitled Polk C ounty Collects. The Yellin key is stamped 1928 The Singing Tower S amuel Yellin and was pres ented to Bok Tower Gardens b y Nellie Lee Bok in April 1 978 so that it could be a dded to the Gardens a rchives. Its about 14 inches long, f eatures the detail of a bell, a nd still works to lock and u nlock the Great Brass Door ( although the lock on the d oor has been modified for u se with a much smaller, m odern key today). In addition to the Polk M useum of Arts large perm anent collection, and i mpressive collections at Bok T ower Gardens, Florida S outhern College, S outheastern University and P olk State College, there are a number of private art coll ectors throughout the county w ho have amassed beautiful a nd important works of art. Polk County Collects s howcases selections from s ome of these private collect ions to give audiences a g limpse into what fellow P olk County residents have c ollected over the years. According to Pinewood E state Coordinator Elyse J ustice, who helped make a rrangements for the Gardens t o loan part of its collection t o PMoA, this exhibit will h elp reach new audiences. It gives visitors througho ut the region an opportunity to see, in a different light, the art of the Gardens, Justice said. In addition to the Yellin key, weve provided Harold Parishs painting of Bok Tower from Pinewoods music room, as well asA View of the City of Baku on the Caspian Sea, the 1863 Paul von Franken painting that is normally displayed over the mantel in the loggia. Simultaneously, a second exhibit in conjunction with Florida Southern College will feature eight paintings and some 400 drawings by Tibor Pataky, an obscure but notable Hungarian-American artist who lived and worked in Central Florida during the mid-20th century. The exhibitions will be celebrated at a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Museum. The evening will begin with a lecture at 6 p.m., and a reception featuring light hors doeuvres and a cash bar will follow at 7 p.m. The event is free for members and $10 for guests. For more information, visit Page B10 News-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 4 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; 7/28/13; 0 0 0 3 1 3 4 6 Bok Towers original Great Brass Door key on display at PMoA Courtesy photo Samuel Yellins original key to the iconic Singing Tower at Bok Tower Gardens. CROSSWORDSOLUTION


DearAbby: My daughter was married recently and has been sending out her thank-you notes. When she checked her registry to determine if all her gifts had been accounted for, she saw that her stepbrother and his wife purchased a gift, but it was not mailed by the department store. Were assuming that it was brought to the wedding, but its nowhere to be found. How can we resolve this delicate situation? She wants to tell her sister-in-law, but she is concerned it might have been an oversight and be embarrassing. She plans to contact the wedding venue, but it has been three weeks and youd think if something had been left behind that they would have contacted her. We are also going to check with the friends who packed up the cars. Any other ideas? Steve in Florida DearSteve: Because your daughter knows a gift was purchased by her stepbrother and his wife, she should ask them how it was to be delivered because it might have been lost en route. Such things have been known to happen, which is why it is always wise to request that a merchant provide proof of delivery. That way the recipient signs for the package, and everyone is assured it didnt fall off the truck. I doubt the stepbrother and his wife, having gone to the expense of buying something, would have forgotten to give it to your daughter. I also doubt the couple who packed up the gifts would have overlooked one. As to the venue where the wedding was held, one would think that if a package had been left behind they would contact the family that rented the place, if only to protect their reputation. DearAbby: We recently moved to another neighborhood. Most of the residents are elderly. Our closest neighbors are a very nice couple in their 70s. Weve gotten along well, but a problem has arisen and Im not sure how to handle it. I am a keen do-it-yourself enthusiast. When I get home from work at 2 p.m., I love to go into my workshop and work on one of the many projects I always have going. Ill do this for a couple of hours until my wife and kids get home. I admit, it probably gets a bit noisy with all the power tools, hammers, etc., and I usually leave the door open to let some air in. My neighbor approached me today and told me his wife usually naps from 2 to 4 every afternoon, and the noise I make is disturbing her. Until he told me that, I had no idea their downstairs bedroom is only a few feet from our communal fence. (My workshop is right up against the fence.) Would it be rude to suggest she find another time to nap or maybe sleep in another room? I cant imagine having to sit around and waste time every afternoon waiting for her to finish her nap, especially since she has most of the day to nap while Im at work. This doesnt seem fair to me. My wife thinks Im being a bit hard, so we agreed to accept your opinion on this. D.I.Y. Guy DearD.I.Y. Guy: Im pretty sure your neighbors wife takes her naps at the time of day when she needs one, and she would be unable to adjust her sleep schedule to accommodate you. However, your idea of suggesting she try sleeping in another part of the house so she wont be disturbed is a good one. Or you might agree to a compromise so she starts her mid-day rest period a little earlier, and you start your projects a little later. That way you would both get what you need. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 28, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles N ETWORKINGBy EDSESSA ACROSS 1 Mature 6 One of a typical schooner's pair 10 Water holders 14 Sees eye to eye? 19 Patty Hearst's SLA alias 20 Alice's immortalizer 21 Inclusive ending 22 Kate's TV mate 23 Bug-hits-windshield sound 24 Lab gel medium 25 Stage highlight 26 "CSI" part? 27 *"Perhaps" 30 Wedding proposal? 31 You-__: rural addresses 32 Fight unit: Abbr. 33 Connection facilitators, briefly 34 Fireplace place 35 Computer in a cubicle 37 Wild talk 39 Roll on the ball field 40 "__ Mir Bist Du Schoen" (Andrews Sisters hit) 41 *Snacks not needing an oven 45 Tiger's ex 46 Chem lab tube 49 Well-coiffed Byrnes 50 Cupid's wings 51 __ bean: sprouts source 52 Cast member's part 53 *"When I say so," militarily speaking 57 Military meal 58 Private insignia 60 Carrie's org. on "Homeland" 61 Poor grades 63 Smokey Bear broadcast, briefly 64 Like __ out of hell 65 Critic Reed 66 Rachael Ray sauting initialism 68 Royal Botanic Gardens locale 71 Big hauler 73 Wet expanse 74 Auto trip problem 76 Court answer 78 Signature song for Sammy Davis Jr. 82 Psychic's verb 83 Soldiers under Lee 84 Flor del amor 85 Great Basin native 86 Oktober endings 87 Fancy molding 88 *Practically guaranteed 93 __-relief 94 School support gp. 95 A fourth of doce 96 Carrion consumer 100 Ftbol cheer 102 Computer info 104 "Wow" 105 Homer's neighbor 106 Close call 107 *Ambushed 112 Trig function 113 No longer happening 114 Places 115 Beetles, perhaps 116 Driver's lic., e.g. 117 Herb used with potatoes 118 Benediction opener 119 Oodles 120 Like marshes 121 Operation Overlord time 122 Hinged entrance 123 "The Gondoliers" girl DOWN 1 Like some retired racehorses 2 Apollo's nymph 3 Conditional word 4 One may be exposed during cross-examination 5 Ore-Ida morsel 6 Kettles from Cape Flattery 7 Jason's vessel 8 Shutter part 9 Sped 10 Gives a hand 11 Anchor position 12 Sewer lines 13 Metallic by-product 14 Followed a Lenten routine 15 Big name in siding 16 *Fair forecast 17 Hardly dim bulbs 18 Hallucinate 28 Hoity-toity sort 29 Type starter 34 Cleaned, as a deck 36 Low benders 37 Try a new shade on 38 "High Voltage" rockers 39 Bean who played Boromir in "The Lord of the Rings" films 42 Neat 43 __ Sutra 44 Waterfront gp. 45 Supermodel born Melissa Miller 46 Stage aid 47 Charged atoms 48 *Settling request 53 Settle things, in a way 54 Familia member 55 Wet expanse 56 Potpourri 59 Skye cap 62 Geological stretch 65 "The Crying Game" actor 66 Wabbit hunter 67 U.S. govt. broadcaster 69 Latin 101 word 70 Forms a union 72 Relax 73 Wound covering 74 102-Across units 75 Nottingham's river 76 Schnoz like Durante's 77 System of laws 79 Havana hi 80 Course for would-be U.S. citizens 81 Il __: Mussolini 86 Walk by singly 89 To the nth degree 90 Air__: low-cost carrier 91 Weekly magazine where the initials of the answers to starred clues can be found 92 Heifetz's teacher 94 More than enough 97 Gets together 98 Seeds again 99 Historic Mesopotamian city 101 Long-armed ape 102 Judean king 103 Cub Scout leader 107 Sweeney with scissors 108 Opine online 109 Meditative practice 110 Many a bagpiper 111 Reign Solution on page B10 I was just under 30 years old, a single mom with a 3year-old son. I could no longer stay in my very affordable, small apartment as the landlord had other plans for it. Rents elsewhere were staggering. And though I walked by faith trusting God had a plan for us, I felt dogged by apprehension. It haunted each step forward that I took. Praying for direction, my car slowly turned up one street after another as I looked for signs of empty apartments. Long story short, I felt compelled to ring the doorbell of a singlefamily house because of a Christian bumper sticker on the car out front. This small act of boldness was the beginning of hope. After hearing my story, the Christian lady said, Come Saturday to a piano recital Im hosting. Some neighbors may know of a place. And, so it was that through this unusual means, God opened the door for a larger apartment made affordable through a rent subsidy program. Recently, a very different situation presented itself to me. After much prayer, research and counsel, I had confidently stepped out on this new journey. Having just received very good news, my hope had been bolstered. Eager to share it, some negative questioning from someone who meant well caused a bit of a cloud to hover over my spirit. I tried to expla in to my husband Ken how I had been feeling. But I fell short of actua lly putting it into words until the next morning when I had my devotions. There in black and white through Hebrews 13:5, NKJV, the Lord spoke to m e. He reminded me that he will never leave me or forsake me. So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? I realized I must listen from the depths of my spirit to the Spirit of God. If Ive been praying and following his counsel then it is his sayso that counts above all oth ers. I must boldly move ahead. Fear is paralyzing. Apprehension is fears cousin that causes one to question an already made decision and anticipate the what ifs.When someone you respect introduces a no te of uneasiness even while not trying to pass judgment (yet not fully understanding themselves), haunting apprehension is set in motion disturbing peace. Through the timely devotional awaiting me that morning, I recognized wha t I had not been able to fully put into words the night before. Peace and assurance returned. Belief won over apprehe nsion. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Belief versus apprehension Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, a challenge a rises that requires you to h ave the utmost confidence i n your abilities. Some selfc onfidence and hard work a re all you need to successf ully tackle this challenge. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, you can c hoose from among many p aths, but this week you w ill have to carefully think a bout which way to go. O therwise you may end up h aving to backtrack and s tart over. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, unless you c hange your line of thinki ng, you may have trouble i n the romance department t his week. You dont have t o be a smooth operator, but j ust sweeten your sentim ents. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, sometimes y ou like being the center of a ttention, and other times y ou are content to blend i nto the background. This w eek you will have to e mbrace the spotlight. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, after letting things s lide for awhile, you will n eed to get a better handle o n your finances this week. I f you feel as though things h ave gotten out of control, t hen talk to a professional. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Issues at work may have y ou contemplating a career c hange, Virgo. But you may w ant to hold off on changes f or a little while longer u ntil things settle down. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Aquick visit with family c an make you feel refreshed a nd renewed, Libra. There i s nothing like spending time with the ones you love to improve your mood. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, catch up on some overdue health screenings. There has never been a better time to get these things done, and you dont want to put your health on the back burner. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, there is only so much persuading you can do before you must let others choose their own paths. Adifficult conversation has you second-guessing something. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Do something for yourself this week, Capricorn. Its a good time to treat yourself before you must devote more of your time to others in the near future. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, something has been on your mind but you just cant put your finger on it. Forget about it for awhile, and you just may come to a realization. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Few things that escape your notice this week, Pisces. Always detail-oriented, you need to figure out how to use the information. Famous birthdaysJuly 28: Manu Ginobili, Athlete, 36; July 29: Josh Radnor, Actor, 39; July 30: Hope Solo, Athlete, 32; July 31: Dean Cain, Actor, 47; Aug. 1: Tempestt Bledsoe, Actress, 40; Aug. 2: Britt Nicole, Singer, 28; Aug. 3: James Hetfield, Singer, 50. Change your line of thinking, Gemini Hunt begins for missing wedding gift Pause And Consider Jan Merop Horoscope Dear Abby


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