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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c email@example.comAVON PARK Floridas C ommission on Ethics has completed its preliminary investigation of City Councilman Garrett Andersons com-p laint against City Manager Julian Deleon. B ecause it is a preliminary investigation, the report does not draw conclusions. Deleon, as the respondent in the action, released the document to the public late Monday. The report will beu sed by the commission to reach a ruling in September as to whether or not D eleons actions were a misuse of his public position. The commission may dismiss the Deleon ethics investigation completed 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip low down ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Wednesday-Thursday, July 31-August 1, 2013Volume 94/Number 91 | 50 cents w ww.newssun .com 30% chance for T-storms High 92 Low 74Details, A10 CelebrationsB6 ClassifiedsA7 ClubsB6 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear AbbyB9 Editorial & OpinionA3 Friends & NeighborsB7 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Whats CookingB10 Index Short stay in S.C.H eartland all-stars drop p air of close games at D ixie Majors World Serie s SPORTS, B1 Lakes respond to rains CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/ News-Sun After nearly 25 inches of rain in June and July, a private dock on the west shore of Lake Sebring is nearly awash on July 26. CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/ News-Sun A private dock on the east shore of Lake Sebring is awash after two months of heavy rain. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING News for drought-parched Central Florida is good. Lakes are gaining ground. Some d ocks that were high and dry at the beginning of the year now have water lapping their edges. Afew are underwater. There has been a tremendous amount of rain, said county lakes manager Clell Ford. Weve actu-a lly seen at least 150 percent of normal rainfall. Ford said Lake Jackson has risen 1 foot and Lake Placid about 2 feet. Lake Istokpoga is right where it should be. According to the Southwest Florida Water M anagement District, the historic rainfall average from January to July in Highlands County is 21.89 inches. During the same time this year, there have been 21.67 inches. This is good, Ford said, but we can take more. Yearly total still below historical average News-Sun staffSEBRING A74-yearold Sebring man was killed when he pushed his bike inf ront of a pickup truck on U.S. 27 early Monday morni ng. According to a report from the Sebring Police Department, Richard David Kohler, who lived in ana partment on Village Grove Boulevard, was walking his bike when he crossed the highway into the path of a Ford F150 being driven byJ oseph Michael Aldana of Lake Placid at 1:28 a.m. Aldana told police he was going north on U.S. 27 approaching the intersection of Village Grove Boulevard, just south of Highlands Regional Medical Center, when he saw Kohler walk the bike in front of him. Aldana said he tried to avoid the collision by using hisb rakes and steering to the left, but struck Kohler with t he front right of his truck. Aldana said he thought he was traveling in the far left lane and his Kohler as he crossed from the center lanei nto the left lane, but the markings on the roadway, according to the report, indicate that the truck may have been in the far right lanep rior to the collision and the point of impact may have been along the broken line separating the far right lane from the center lane. The damage to the truck was $4,000. The investigation is still under way. Pedestrian killed trying to cross U.S. 27 See LAKES, A4 Ruling expected in September Deleon Anderson By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Malissa Missy Albritton, of Wauchula, is the NewsSuns unsung hero for July. Albritton was selected for the honor because she works quietly behind the scenes, making a difference in individual childrens lives. Ahomemaker who home-schooled her children, Albritton understands the value of strong family ties. With a bachelors degree in elementary education and a masters degree in guidance counseling, she volunteered to sit on Heartland for Childrens board of directors, where is she now vice-chair. Heartland for Children is the lead local, non-profit, child welfare agency for Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. In her position, Albritton saw first hand how many children need loving, stable adoptive and foster families. Instead of just wringing her hands, she resolved to find a practical solution. As a dedicated Christian, Albritton thinks the church community can help, especially after she said she counted 700 churches in the area. Her vision is to connect congregations with foster children or orphans. The idea is that one family takes the child into its home, while the congregation provides support all kinds. Albritton calls the project 1-1-1 One Child, One Family, One Congregation. The hope is to find safe and loving homes for every child in the county who has no family or home. The program is really going well, Albritton said. family has already been matched with a child, and quite a few Finding kids a home, 1-1-1 at a time Courtesy photo Missy Albritton founded the 1-1-1 project 1 Child, 1 Family, 1 Congregation as a way to help find loving foster and adoptive homes for children. UNSUNGHEROES Albrittons program uses churches to help kids in need See ALBRITTON, A4 See ETHICS, A6
C M Y K Bluebird closed for repairLAKE PLACID Highlands County Road and Bridge Department willc lose Bluebird Avenue from Western Boulevard to Fordham Street. This road will be closed until further notice. F or further information, contact Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529. Fundraiser for youth triathletes todaySEBRING Ten members of Highlands & Hardee County's TriPOWER YouthT riathlon Team have qualified to race at IronKids N ational Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, and are raising money to gett here.Meet theathletesat Beef O Bradys in S ebringfrom 6-8 p.m. today. There will be raffle tickets for sale, and Beefs will donate a portion of yourc heck to their efforts. Supporters will also host a c ar wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dr. Steven Guelffs office, 601 U.S. 27S outh. Contact Stephanie W hiteat 381-9024for more information.Tea Party hopes to book LynchS EBRING National speaker, producer and direct or Dennis Michael Lynch will present his Never Forget Tour 2013 in person at the new Circle Theater at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.7 Lynch, who has been seen on FOXs OReilly, Cavuto & Hannity, will givea 90-minute presentation from his two documentaries, They Come to America I & II, in which he speaksa bout border security, terrorism, immigration reform, job c reation, leadership and how to save America. The Highlands Tea Party will give citizens the opportunity to become informeda nd educated about some of the problems facing the country and to learn how the Department of HomelandS ecurity is keeping much of it a secret. The Party must commit to the sale of 200 tickets before Thursday. T ickets are $10 each, which includes a free DVD. For tickets, email LLAL1934@gmail.com or call 385-8274. Aktion Club collects school itemsAVON PARK The A ktion Club of Highlands County is collecting back-toschool supplies for localc hildren being helped by the Guardian ad Litem program at the Childrens AdvocacyC enter. Club members are collecti ng backpacks, glue sticks, crayons, pens, zipper bag pencil holders, small andl arge Ziploc bags, composition books, spiral notebooks a nd folders. Drop off items to Cindy Marshall at Ridge Area Arc, 120 W. College Drive, by Friday.Get Fit Day Camp set for Aug. 13SEBRING Highlands C ounty 4-H will hold its Get Fit Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Youth ages 8-12 are welcome to attend this day campf or the cost of $10. Activities will include making a healthy lunch, active field day games, obstacle course challenge, and even ay oga class. The camp will be held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. V isit www.4hgetfitdaycamp.evenbrite.com to register. Registration closes Friday. For more information, c ontact Lauren Hrncirik, 4-H agent, or Kate Stewart, 4-H assistant, at 402-6540 ore mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.Sponsors/donors needed for Salvation Army programSEBRING Sponsors and d onors are needed for the children enrolled in The S alvation Armys Back to School Clothing Program. Stop by the office at 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. to pick upa childs apple with all the i nformation needed for shopping. T he deadline for returning the items back to The Salvation Army is Friday. F or more information, call 385-7548, ext. 100. Page A2News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 This weeks question: Do you think congress will be able to come to an agreement in time to avoida government shutdown? O nline Yes 38.4% No 62.6% Total votes: 73 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at July 26 422232738MB: 42x:4Next jackpot $12 millionJuly 23 2532355051MB: 46x:3 July 19 1620243942MB: 46x:3 July 27 61018272851x:5Next jackpot $43 millionJuly 24 4815163252x:2 July 20 82122274044x:3 July 29 118212527 July 28 58202429 July 27 611141833 July 26 1014152829 July 29 (n 2192 July 29 (d 7347 July 28 (n 0864 July 28 (d 5391 July 29 (n 266 July 29 (d 144 July 28 (n 095 July 28 (d 692 July 26 14294310 July 23 51417216 July 19 624303921 July 16 78294212 July 27 923405358 PB: 6Next jackpot $235 millionJuly 24 929404454 PB: 7 July 20 1425273858 PB: 6 Lottery Center Special to the News-SunAVON PARK During i ts July 24 meeting, the South Florida State College D istrict Board of Trustees elected Patrick JoeW right as chair, Kenneth Lambert as vice chair, and re-elected Lana Puckorius as the boards liaison to the SFSC Foundation, Inc. W right, of Avon Park, was recently vice chair of the SFSC District Board of Trustees and succeeds Tami Cullens as chair. He hasb een a trustee since 2011 and represents Highlands County. Wright has been the president of V&WFarms of Delray Beach since 1988 and president and board chairman of Southeast Milk Inc. since 1997. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a councilman for the city of Avon Park. Amember of the board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation since 1997, he has been a member of the board of managers forG ustafsons L.L.C. and NAD L.L.C. since 2004 and 2 005, respectively. He was director and vice p resident of Florida Dairy Farmers from 1992 to 2010. Wright received a bachelor of science in business administration, master ofb usiness administration and a law degree from the University of Florida. Lambert, of Wauchula, has been a trustee since2 011 and represents Hardee County. He is the vice president of enterprise solutions for Knowledge-Based Marketing Group. Previously, he was a senior vice president for Merrill Corporation from 2009 to 2011, a self-employed marketing services consultant from 2007 to 2009, senior vice president of HarteHanks Direct Marketing from 1989 to 2007, and vice president and officer with First Union National Bank from 1983 to 1989. Lambert served as a comm issioner of the city of W auchula from 2004 to 2009 and as mayor from 2000 to 2004. He received an associate degree fromS FSC and a bachelors d egree from the University of Florida. Puckorius, of Avon Park, has served as a trustee since 2011 and representsH ighlands County. She is a r etired Certified Financial Planner practitioner. Previously, she was president of Puckorius andA ssociates, Inc. from 1987 to 2009. For the SFSC Foundation, Inc., she has been a board member since 2005 and served as president from 2009 to 2011. The SFSC District Board of Trustees is composed of eight members, all of whom are appointed by Floridas governor. South Florida State College trustees elect new officers C ourtesy photo O utgoing board chair Tami Cullens accepts a plaque of appreciation from SFSC presid ent Dr. Tom Leitzel (leftd chair Joe Wright (rightepresents Highlands County, served as the 2012-13 board chair. Community Briefs www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK More than a dozen local sponsors have partnered together toc reate the Back to School Splash from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Avon Park Memorial Field and Recreation Center. With the new school year only three short weeks away, local businesses ando rganizations such as the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA Mid-Florida Bank and Home Depot are hoping to provide a fun-filled day. The Back to School Splash is a free event that provides fun and entertainment for the entire family, with water slides,b ounce houses, door prizes and dunk tanks. Abackpack giveaway will also be taking place during the event for school-aged students. There will be a drum circle and live music. The event is free. Food vendors willb e on site serving hot dogs and burgers. Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and Little Caesars have also signed on as sponsors and food vendors. Cool off at Back to School Splash in Avon Park By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Volkswagen lovers can unite this weekend as the second annual Summer of Love Volkswagen Jubilee returns to downtown Sebring. Last years event featured some colorful, fun VWs that were the highlight of the show. This years event is extended over three days and will kick off Friday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. with pre-registration and a live band on stage on the downtown Circle. At 6 p.m., the Rebound band will take the stage. There will be food vendors, ice cold Budweiser beer, and a $100 prize for the Grooviest Hippie Contest, event creator Lora Todd stated. The party will continue on the circle until 10 p.m. Friday. Day two of the Jubilee begins Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration for VWs will continue through 2 p.m. Local favorites the Ransom Band will provide music throughout the day. Trophies and awards for VWs will take place beginning at 4 p.m. The Volkswagen Jubilee wraps up Sunday at the historic Sebring International Raceway. All registered cars will get an exclusive ride on the world famous 12 Hours of Sebring track. The Heartland VWClub are a great group and are very passionate about their VWs. We wanted to have fun and let the cars be the focal point of the event. They are such an iconic piece of history and seem to bring a smile to many faces, Todd said. Registration is off to a good start Todd said. Many registered vehicles are from out of town. Todd hopes to draw not only the out-oftowners but also local residents with a love of VWs. The first Jubilee brought in 48 registered VWs and Todd is hoping to exceed last years count. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed. Downtown merchants will be open for extended hours for shopping, vendors will be present with food and beverages. The family friendly event is open and free to the public. For more information or to register a Volkswagen, visit www.summeroflovevw.com or call Todd at 381-6467. VWs and summer loving at 2nd annual Jubilee Three-day event starts Friday evening
C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTO DAYSLE TTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com V ICKIE WATSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgM ITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com A DVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 31, 2013Page A3 By 1937 it spread to South Africa, by the s to Indonesia, by the s to India, to Yemen in 1985 and to Brazil in 2004. It was first seen in Florida in the late 90s. By 2005 it had become an epidemic. C itrus greening now seriously threatens orange groves in 40 countries, and every orange producing state in then ation and it continues to spread. Caused by a bacteria carried by the A sian citrus psyllid (a type of jumping plant lice), greening has proved impossible to control. Once a tree is infected it cannot be saved. Adeceased tree must be destroyed before it affects ane ntire grove. Aworldwide search has yet to find an orange tree of any variety t hat is resistant. Worse, to date scientists have not f ound a way to control the psyllid, or even get it to live long enough in the lab to be able to study it. Pesticides have been of limited use, and some psyllids have already devel-o ped a resistance. In short, nothing yet has been found to cure the disease, and nothing has been found to affect the insects that spread the disease. Lately greening and Florida oranges h ave been covered extensively in the press. The New Times, the Wall Street J ournal, the New Yorker Magazine and CBS news have all published articles this year about greening and its perils.F or example, greening is considered so dangerous worldwide that in 2005 it w as classified as a bioterror tool. According to the New Yorker, Florida which produces 80 percent of Americas orange juice has gone from 850,000 acres of groves in 2002t o 520,000 today, a drop of about a third. The article quotes citrus experts s aying the infestation is so serious Florida groves may die out altogether if it isnt stopped. The blow to growers, agricultural workers and the Highlands County economy would be catastrophic, not to mention the world wide loss of oranges altogether. This leads us to a messy, gray, philosophical area. In this time of last resort, should we consider genetically modifyi ng orange trees? Opinion is deeply divided. There are those that object to any kind of genetically modified food products. Any decision will be extremely difficult. S outhern Gardens Citrus, a subsidiary of U.S. Sugar, has invested $6 million in genetic engineering. The experiments are ongoing and not entirely encouraging modified trees have yet to survive in groves. Still, genetic engineering may be the only hope to save the orange and county growers. We will soon have to make a choice. We need to do that rationally; now is t he time the research the facts. Battle against citrus greening may involve difficult choices Citrus greening was f irst identified in C hina in the 1800s. It was called huanglongbing, or yellow dragon disease. Commissions plan for higher millage is outrageousEditor: The story from the July 26 N ews-Sun regarding the Highlands County commiss ions tentative property tax millage increase is bad news for county taxpayers. Once again you have politicians who find many creativee xcuses to dig deeper into our wallets. In this case, they plan to take the millage rate from 7.1 mils to 8.3 mils. That, my friends, is approximately 17 percent! Has the commission lost i ts collective mind? It is unconscionable that the comm issioners would even consider an increase with so many people in the county struggling just to make ends meet, much less a 17 percenti ncrease. Commission Chairman Jack Richie complained the falling property values hurt us dramatically presumableb y reducing the honey pot of taxpayer money they have to play with. Mr. Richie, how do you think homeowners feel with the pain of watching their home values plummet, no pay raises or pay cuts, and even job loss? The News-Sun story went on to say that all the county departments had increased their budget requests for the upcoming year. Wow, what a surprise, government bureaucrats wanting more money, and to this the commissioners say why not, it's not our money. Mr. Richie was even quoted as saying that he wanted at least 8 mils as a safety valve for spending. Where is the safety valve for homeowners, Mr. Richie? Can I ask my employer to just give me a little extra pay so I have a safety valve if I cant control my spending? Not likely. I just tighten my belt some more and move on. With the economy still limping along, the only thing the commission should be considering is a property tax cut. Prioritize the budget just like the rest of us. Start by taking care of law enforcement, (public safety enforcement and roads. Then get creative with the rest. I would like to thank Commissioner Don Elwell; he was the only voice that spoke up for the people of Highlands County. He was clearly the adult in the room. The rest seemed more like a teenager with moms credit card. We taxpayers are mom in this case. We get the bill. I urge the taxpayers of Highlands County to let the other commissioners know we dont appreciate their plan to dig 17 percent deeper into our already empty wallets. Please plan to attend the commission meeting on Sept. 5 and let these freespending politicians know how we feel. D.B. Orr Avon ParkRule of law must be preservedEditor: We should not put children of illegals ahead of American youth. We have rules of law on immigration. Part of that requires that there must be jobs before immigration is allowed. America has destroyed middle class America with unfair trade deals. Our wage scale is at poverty level. Our cities are in decay. Americas youth, a whole generation, has been destroyed by outsourcing Americas jobs and insourcing illegals to take the jobs that are left. The dream act violates the rule of law, the law that we all live by. If we violate the rule of law, we are no longer a nation of laws, and we have violated the rights of our own children and we cannot put the welfare of children of the world ahead of our own children. The problem of illegal children has been created by our leadership of this nation. They, through unfair trade claws, outsourcing jobs and l eaving our southern border open to illegals to flood our nation with illegals, they have also flooded our job markets by green cards and visas where when the visa was up they stayed, all for the interest of melt. National corporations to make huge profits by controlling the wage scale and destroying the ability of the American wage earner to pay for his home mortgage, destroying the housing industry. This greed for profit has and is destroying America. The American politicians are not the American government. The American citizen is the government. We as Americans must change Americas leadership of both parties. We must demand the unfair trade deals be destroyed ... The use of $6.3 trillion to fight for illegal amnesty is also criminal. The dream act and amnesty is a criminal act against all of America. It is all political.. It violates the rule of law that we all live by. The 1986 amnesty is unlawful because they, the Congress and Senate, did not follow the laws and close our borders to future illegal crossing. The 1986 amnesty act should be voided. This unlawful entry to our nation is destroying Americas youth, which is our future. Black American youths unemployment rate is 44 percent. Their chance of imprisonment is one in three. White youth is 20 percent unemployment. The outsourcing of jobs and the open border with M exico is the direct cause of Americas financial collapse. The politicians of the last 50 years have destroyed America. ... We as Americans must change Americas corrupt leadership of both parties. We must demand the unfair trade laws be destroyed before the trade laws destroy America. Billie E. Jewett Sebring BouquetMany help with first dance of seasonEditor: The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers would like everyone to know how grateful, appreciative and honored that we are affiliated with the most gracious, generous, and loving town of Lake Placid. We thank the following for their support: Don Sansoussi and the Lake Placid Elks, Lodge 2661;, Bates Sons and Daughters, who supplied all the caladiums for our Kick-Off Dance; Carol Smart and the Ladies of the Elks; Bob Smart, for the sign out front; Mat Delaney, editor of the Lake Placid Journal; Romona Washington, publisher of the News-Sun; Highlands Today; and the membership crew, including Sandy and Dave Allen, Lois and John Kloet. But most of all, our returning dancers who filled the Elks Hall. Thank you all. Susie Lee Lake Placid The late-night comedians have not had this much material since Bill Clintonw agged his boney finger at the television cameras and d eclared, I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinskya nd then sent Hillary out to declare that the whole t hing was the work of a vast right-wing conspiracy W ith Anthony Weiner now embarrassing even his fellow disgraced New Y orker, Elliot Love Client #9 Spitzer, the jokes for L eno, Letterman, et al, are practically writing themselves. There are two schools of disgraced politicians t hose who know they are a disgrace and those who dont. None of these people, in either category, particularly seems to care one way or the other, but there is a distinction. T here is the Barney Frank/Mark Sanford/David V itter school, wherein said politician simply refuses to resign even after being caught red-handed. (Clinton, of course, fallss quarely into this camp.) U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA, the first openly homosexual member of Congress, was censured byh is colleagues for his behavior, which included allowing his boyfriend to run a male prostitution ring out of the congressmans townhouse. Sanford was serving as governor of South Carolina at the time of his scandal. Arising star in the Republican Party at the time, he told a whopper about a weekend spent hiking the Appalachian Trail, when in reality, he was in Argentina visiting his mistress. Sanford insisted on finishing his term as governor and saw his marriage disintegrate as he declined to break off the long-range relationship with his paramour. In 2007, Vitter, a Republican senator from Louisiana, was identified as a client of a prostitution service during the infamous DC Madam scandal. Like Clinton, Frank and Sanford, Vitter thumbed his nose at those who called for him to resign. Then there is the publicly contrite school, wherein each of these men (lets face it, its always men) claims to take full responsibility for his actions but never does. This would include people like former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and the aforementioned Elliott Spitzer, former governor of New York. McGreevy was a sleazy Democrat who resigned a fter admitting he had been having tete-a-tetes with men in rest stops along theN ew Jersey Interstate. Gingrich hit the door f aster than his enemies could yell evaporating speaking/writing/consultingf ees after his peccadillo with his current and third wife while still married to w ife #2. Spitzer resigned after b eing caught consorting with high priced hookers while allegedly engaged in state business. And then there is former N ew York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who tweeted risque photos of himself to a woman not his wife. As is no doubt the first instinct with all these clowns, Weiner initiallyt ried to go the Clinton/Sanford/Vitter r oute and hang in there. It didnt work. The pressure was too great, and he finally resigned from Congress. That was two years ago. I ncredibly, Weiner is back, and he is running for mayor of New York City. Not only that, polls show he stands a very goodc hance of actually being elected or he did until it was revealed this week that he had continued for at least six months with the same lewd behavior that got him in trouble in the first place. At a surreal news conference, with his wife at his side, Weiner brushed the new revelations aside as though they were old news. Well see. The temptation is to believe that even calloused New Yorkers will see his actions as beyond the pale, but its not like there isnt precedent for this of type of come-back. Gingrich has made a fortune writing, consulting and speaking, and actually ran a credible presidential campaign last year. Spitzer is asking voters to elect him New York City Comptroller. Vitter has since been re-elected, and Mark Sanford was returned this year by the voters of South Carolina to the seat in Congress he occupied for a decade before his election as governor. But Anthony Weiner? Really? Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. Readers are encouraged to email Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Once a Weiner, always a Weiner Guest Column Doug Patton
C M Y K G ranville Kinsman, spokesman for the SWFWMD, expressed the same optimism. eve had a really, really g ood response, Kinsman said. After 15 years of drought, were looking good. The aquifers are stable and rivers above normal. Lake levels are the last thing to improve, and they are responding too including Lake Jackson. One sign of the improvement is the culvert connecting Lake Sebring and Lake Jackson. Dry at the beginning of the year, water now flows with a strong current. Kinsman explained decisions to move water through the system are made by SWFWMDs structure oper-a tions section, using guidel ines set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Page A4News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 100914 publix liqours; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 9 1 1 5 5 CENTRAL SECURITY; 1.736"; 6"; Black plus three; process, state of the art #12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 5 5 0 0 UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 7/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 7 7 2 2 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 Continued from A1 CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun The culvert under Lakeview Drive connnecting Lake Sebring with Lake Jackson, bone dry this spring, flows into Lake Jackson with a strong current July 26. Lakes filling up By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Beginning this week, there will be an ew helicopter in Highlands County. It will be a new EC135 that will serve as the air ambulance serving Highlands County. Aeromed officials say it is slightly newer than theo ne they have been flying. The major difference is t hat it will be supplied by Metro Aviation instead of Air Methods. Highlands County commissioners last week issueda Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity allowing Florida Health Science Center, the parent company for TampaG eneral Hospital, to continue operating the service following a split with Air Methods, which had been their vendor for aircrafts. The Aeromed crew will r emain unchanged. The business split between the two entities becomes effective today. To cover the two-day gap between the effective date of the certificate of needa nd the dissolution of the business agreement, comm issioners also enacted an extension of the certificate. State officials issued a permit for the new Metrosupplied helicopter lastT hursday, certifying it to fly as an air ambulance. Aeromed is in line for a state-of-the-art equipped Bell 407. That helicopterw ill be delivered sometime in September. Aeromed gets new helicopter families are in the process of taking children in. Enoughf amilies have expressed interest that a fostering class was held in Avon Park (recentlyAnother event is planned for the autumn. Itsr eally cool, it really is, Albritton said. Were making a difference. I could go on quite a while, said Terri Saunders,C EO of Heartland for Children, when asked about Albritton. What makes hers pecial is her huge heart for children, she just jumps in and takes action. F or example, Saunders said, Albritton has organized s everal professional photo shoots of young people waiting to be adopted. She getst hem new clothes, sees theyre groomed and styled f or the photos. Thats been wonderful, Saunders said. The kids come together, go out to the park and get photos to keep. A bout the 1-1-1 project, Saunders said, Its very e xciting, its launched and moving now. Missy is the spark. She carries this posit ive energy thats infectious. She gets you thinking, yeah, we can do this. J eff Roth, director of the Champion for Children Advocacy Center has workedw ith Albritton and knows her well. God has sent us a v isionary to tackle our communitys most critical child protection need, he said. Missy is determined to ensure each child has a famil y they deserve. I am a better person having known her There is no better compliment. For more information a bout 1-1-1 and foster parent orientation call Heartland for C hildren at (863 ext. 289, or contact email@example.com/. Continued from A1 Unsung Heroes award sponsored by the heroes at Agero. Courtesy photo Missy Albritton with her husband, Ben, who is the state representative for District 56. J eff Roth d irector of Childrens A dvocacy CenterM issy is d etermined to ensure each child has a family they d eserve. Albrittons program helps find kids adoptive, foster homes
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C M Y K TAVARES (APA series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent boom after boom after boom through the neighborhood around it. Eight people were injured, with at least four in critical condition. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriffs Office said early Tuesday that no one died despite massive blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late Monday night. Officials initially scrambled to find more than a dozen employees after the explosions. Management is comfortable saying all of those they knew were there tonight have been accounted for, he said. Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith said possible causes of the explosion may be either equipment malfunction or possibly human error. Sabotage was not suspected. One person injured in the explosion was listed in critical condition at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and three others were listed in critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Herrell said some others drove themselves to area hospitals. Tavares Battalion Commander Eric Wages said five workers walked up to a command center firefighters set up near the plant Monday night with skin hanging off their arms, torso and faces. He said their arms were outstretched and they were in complete shock. The Blue Rhino plant refilled propane tanks typically used for barbecues and other uses. There were some 53,000 20-gallon tanks at the plant on Monday. Tuesday morning, smoke still billowed from a storage container on the property, which consists of a couple of warehouses next to each other. The parking lot was littered with thousands of blackened 20-gallon propane containers. complaint, order a public h earing based on finding sufficient evidence, or order a public report as a final disposition. Anderson filed a comp laint against Deleon early this year, saying Deleon had t argeted his business, Anderson Arms, which manufacturers ammunition, in r etaliation to Andersons negative vote against granting Deleon a time extension to sell his house in Lake Placid and move to AvonP ark as required by the city charter. In his complaint Anderson alleges Deleon threatened him in person, saying thati f he (Anderson him publicly again about his p rivate business, his (Andersons) private busi-n ess would face serious consequences. Soon after, Anderson alleges, Highlands County building official SolM oseley Jr. came to inspect his business. Anderson reportedly told investigators they wanted him (Moseleyt o find something not in compliance at Anderson A rms in order to shut the business and will be pissed offif he does not. A nderson also alleged that on the same day Captain D avid Cloud also conducted a fire inspection, although he had inspected the building o ne to two months earlier. Anderson told the commission investigator that Cloud said he too had been threatened. That, Deleonh ad ordered the inspection and he (Cloud he did not find a problem at Anderson Arms, they would be pissed offAccording toA nderson, Cloud did not find any violations. A nderson said both officials spoke to him ofD eleons alleged threats when he was alone, so there are no witnesses to those conversations. Anderson also claimed D eleon contacted the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms asking for an inspection of his business. T he preliminary report states that the BATF did r eceive a complaint, not from Deleon, but an employee of the Highlands CountyS heriffs Office alleging Anderson Arms was a fire h azard, selling illegal ammunition and storing too many explosives. B ATF stated an investigation was done that did not discover violations, except that the business address was not the same as the one onr ecord with the Sheriffs Office. Changing addresses without notifying BATF is a violation and an order was issued to Anderson for thato ffense. For his part, Deleon told t he commission investigator that he had requested ani nspection by Moseley of Anderson Arms because of a complaint by Kenny Long of Longs Air Conditioning regarding alleged faultyw iring improperly installed without permits. I n November of 2012, L ong and Anderson engaged in a dispute regarding $200,000 in machine damage due to the interior wiring, which Anderson claimed Long installed in October of2 009. Long replied he had o nly installed the electrical line into the building, not any of the interior wiring. Deleon said that after inspecting the electrical work, Long told him ( Deleon) the wiring constituted a fire hazard. L ong told the commission i nspector he had contacted Cloud and Moseley to report the alleged fire hazard, not Deleon, and only spoke to the city manager after Clouds inspection was done.C loud also said he had not spoken to Deleon before the inspection. When reached Tuesday morning, Anderson said heh ad not received a copy of the report so he had nothing t o say. Deleon issued a release saying, Because I opted to waive my confidentially rights, this report is now considered a public record. Ia m obliged to bring these concerns forward in order to r estore the damaged public trust and regain the citys operational focus. Page A6News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 7 7 5 5 D R. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/17,24,31; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 7 7 3 3 DIANE ADAMS Diane Lynn Adams, age 51, of Avon Park, Fla., passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at her home. She was born June 11, 1962 in Meadville, Pa., and had beena resident of Avon Park since 2010, coming from St. Augustine, Fla. She was a Registered Nurse and attended Sunridge Baptist Church in Sebring. She enjoyed crafts, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her parents, James and Phyllis Adams of Avon Park; son, Zachary Edwards of St. Augustine; sister, Cathy (DavidAvon Park; brother, Edward (Denette Adams of Saegertown, Pa.; one niece and several nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Adams. Amemorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Sunridge Baptist Church in Sebring. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla. 33825 (863 Obituaries MARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 9 9 9 0 0 Special to the News-SunSix communities in Highlands County will participate in National Night Out on Tuesday. Also known as Americas Night Out Against Crime, this activity began in 1984 as a way to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, e specially Neighborhood Watch. According to the National Association of Town Watch, the organization behind this e ffort, National Night Out now involves more than 37 m illion people and 15,000 c ommunities from all 50 s tates, U.S. Territories, C anadian cities and military b ases worldwide. Originally a lights on campaign with symbolic front porch vigils, the celebration, set for the first Tuesday of August, hast urned into block parties, cookouts and crime prevention demonstrations of all proportions. Here in Highlands County, members of the Sheriffs Office Command Staff will be hosting cookouts at six locations throughout the county. On the north end,R eflections on Silver Lake w ill start the celebrations w ith their cook out beginning a t 5 p.m. Tanglewood will follow with their cook out beginning at 6 p.m. Both of these locations will have presentations from Sheriffs Office personnel along with visits from the K9 Unit. Moving south, Veranda Breeze Apartments in Sebring will have representatives from the Masonic Lodge offering child fingerprint services along with Sheriffs Office and Sebring Police Department representatives cooking hot dogs and socializing with residents. A K-9 unit will also be making an appearance at this event, which will also begin at 6 p.m. In Spring Lake, members o f the recently re-organized Neighborhood Watch group will be joining Sheriffs O ffice personnel to cook hot dogs at the Community Center. In Leisure Lakes, neighbors will meet at the fire house for their cookout where there are tentative plans for entertainment as well. Rounding out the celebrations is Tropical Harbor in Lake Placid where residents augment the hot dog cookout with pot luck dishes. All three of these events begin at 6 p.m. and include visits from K-9 deputies and their partners as well. This event has grown every year since we started o ver 15 years ago, said Sheriff Susan Benton. We expect to have over 600 people interacting with our members at the six locations c ombined. National Night Out is designed to celebrate our c rime prevention successes and strengthen these programs for the upcoming yeara nd we always enjoy this opportunity to interact with t he community because we a re only there to visit, not answering a call for service For more information on N ational Night Out, please visit the National Organization of Town Watchw ebsite at www.natw.org/. Six communites set for National Night Out events on Tuesday C ontinued from A1 Ethics probe completed in Anderson-Deleon dispute Massive explosions rock Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013Page A7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-308 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CLARA E. BAIR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Clara E. Bair, deceased, whose date of death was May 12, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 31, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Joan T. Winger 5128 Kay Lane Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: James V. Lobozzo, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Joan T. Winger Florida Bar No. 274178 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: email@example.com July 31; August 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-283 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LEONTINE ELAINE CARR a/k/a LEONTINE JONES CARR a/k/a LEONTINE J. CARR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Leontine Elaine Carr a/k/a Leontine Jones Carr a/k/a Leontine J. Carr, deceased, whose date of death was April 18, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME P ERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 31, 2013. Personal Representative: Dabney J. Carr, IV 3917 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23221 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatve 3 25 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ E Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 July 31; August 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 13-544 FC JOY L. CLEARY, Petitioner and RODNEY CLEARY JR., Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO: RODNEY CLEARY JR. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7600 boul Parent Trois Rivieres, district De Trois Rivieres Qc Canada 69A 5E1YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, Joy L. Cleary, whose address is 2247 Arbuckle Creek Rd., Sebring, FL 33870, on or before August 2, 2013 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: None.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: July 8, 2013.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alice Perez Deputy Clerk July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000769 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. LUIS J. BARAJAS; SENDI BARAJAS, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 29th day of August, 2013, at 1 1:00 o'clock A.M. at the 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., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 6010, 6011 AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 6012, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. A ny person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 26th day of July, 2013. 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 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. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL B&H #333332 July 31; August 7, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000493 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, P lantiff, v s. B ECKY S. CRUZ AND ERNESTO CRUZ JR., et al., D efendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BECKY S. CRUZ L ast Known Address: 258 CASPIAN TERN AVE, S EBRING, FL 33870 A lso Attempted At: 1820 6TH ST SE, W INTER HAVEN, FL 33880 A lso Attempted At: 930 BUTTERCUP DR, L AKELAND, FL 33801 O ther: P.O. BOX 983, SEBRING, FL 33871 Current Residence Unknown ERNESTO CRUZ JR. Last Known Address: 258 CASPIAN TERN AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Also Attempted At: 1820 6TH ST SE, WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880 A lso Attempted At: 930 BUTTERCUP DR, L AKELAND, FL 33801 Other: P.O. BOX 983, SEBRING, FL 33871 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described prope rty: L OT 1, BLOCK 37, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH UNIT N O. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before September 4, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30 T HE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk o f this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should c ontact the Office of the Court Administrator at ( 863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or ( 800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service) as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 25th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk July 31; August 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000160 DIVISION: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGETRUST 2006-S2 Plaintiff, vs. DEBBIE HEARIN ALSO KNOWN AS DEBORAH J. HEARIN ALSO KNOWN AS DEBORAH HEARIN, et al, Defendant(s AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION T o: Debbie Hearin also known as Deborah J. Hearin also known as Deborah Hearin The Unknown Spouse of Debbie Hearin also known as Deborah J. Hearin also known as Deborah Hearin Last Known Address: 4416 Medina Way, Sebring, FL 33875-5045 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 9, LESS THE SOUTH 10 FEET THEREOF AND THE SOUTH 15 FEET OF LOT 10, SCENIC ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 108 Karola Dr, Sebring, FL 33870-1078 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before August 20, 2013 service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 26th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 016345F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. July 31; August 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2013-CA-000023 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J. TRACHOK A/K/A WILLIAM JOSEPH TRACHOK, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE WILLIAM J. TRACHOK A/K/A WILLIAM JOSEPH TRACHOK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed June 3, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2013-CA-000023 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 4th day of September, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A Parcel of land situated in the State of Florida, County of Highlands, with a street locaton address of 208 Oxbow Dr., Sebring, FL 33876-7468, having a Tax Identification Number of C-15-35-30-060-00U0-0250 and being the same property more fully described in Book/Page or document number 1290-488 dated 1/1/1900 and further described as SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI PB 10 PG 21 Lot 25 BLK U. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must filea claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 1429592 12-06279-1 July 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000843 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWABS, Inc., AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-11 Plaintiff, -vs.Arnold B. Toney and Mary Lee Toney a/k/a Mary L. Toney, Husband and Wife; Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000843 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWABS, Inc., AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-11, Plaintiff and Arnold B. Toney and Mary Lee Toney a/k/a Mary L. Toney, Husband and Wife are defendant(s 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 29, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 427, OF SEBRING SUMMIT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 62, 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 D AYS 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 C ourt Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 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/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 11-229079 FC01 CWF July 31; August 7, 2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-385 GCS NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. Plaintiff, vs. NORBY A. SOBALVARRO, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09-385 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., is the Plaintiff and NORBY A. SOBALVARRO; CONSUELO P. DIAZ; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; AND CURRENT TENANT(S w ill sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on August 29, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 10, Block 496, Sebring Manor, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 57, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. 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 at (863 534-4686 (Voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service 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. DATED at Highlands County, Florida, this 26th day of July, 2013. Robert W. 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C M Y K Page A8News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com 1100Announcements N OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000043TDS C HAPTER 197.512 F.S. N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A PERFORMANCE MAINT ENANCE CO, the holder of the following certificate has f iled said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. T he certificate number and year of issuance, the descript ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: C ertificate No.: 14368 Y ear of Issuance: 06-01-2011 Tax ID: C-19-39-30-010-00E0-0010 D escription of Property: A PORTION OF VENUS PARK PLAT NO. 2 ACCORDING TO T HE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 32 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A PORTION OF TOWN OF VENUS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN T RANSCRIPT BOOK 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY. Name in which assessed: V ENUS CARIBBEAN GROUP LLC; All of said property being in the County of Highlands, S tate of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate s hall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners B oardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 28th day of August, 2013. D ated this 11th day of June, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk J uly 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2013 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON AUGUST 19, 2013 AT 10:00 AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Earl Getz 130 Calvin Crowell II 339 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. July 24, 31, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT The Board of Supervisors of the Spring Lake Improvement District will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spring Lake Improvement District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida, for the purpose of hearing comments from the public on the adoption of the proposed budgets for the Fiscal Year 2014, and to hear public comments of cert ain rates, fees, charges, and operating policies for the District's water utility system and lot mowing program. A copy of the budget is available at Spring Lake Improvement District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida, as well as the District website at www.springlakefl.com The Board will also consider any other business which may properly come before it. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joseph DeCerbo District Manager July 31; August 7, 2013 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001798 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Miriam Santos Ortiz and Raymond Ortiz, Wife and Husband, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001798 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Miriam Santos Ortiz and Raymond Ortiz Wife and Husband are defendant(s C ourt, 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, F LORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., August 29, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 34, BLOCK 4, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT BOOK 12, P AGE 28, 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. I f you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C LERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: S HAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 09-154367 FC01 CWF July 31; August 7, 2013DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013Page A9 Contact UsBy Phone( 863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ 9000 TransportationPISTOL 9MM.M45. Good Cond. $400. Call Ed 786-525-5928 8270Firearms 8000 Recreation SCOOTER WITH17AH Battery Pack "GO-GO" ELITE TRAVELLER PLUS Like New (used 3 times Disassembles easily to transport in trunk. $600. 863-655-1630 LIFT CHAIR Tan, very good cond. $350. Call 863-382-9289 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING *MOVING SALE Rain or Shine 4127 NAVARRE AVE., Fri & Sat, Aug. 2 & 3, 7 AM ? Furn., Exercise equip., Household Items, Infant clothes. Too Much To List! SEBRING SUN.7/28, Wed. 7/31 & Fri. 8/2. 9 4pm. 1122 Jade Ave. Over 1200 Golf Clubs, some in sets, many name brands. LAKE PLACID**SUN 'N LAKES** 113 Golfpoint Dr, Thur /Fri /Sat, Aug. 1-2-3, 8am Dark. Tools, Toys, Trains, Household, Media, Furn., DVD's, CD's, VHS, electronics, Art & Much More! LAKE PLACID* ESTATE SALE * Aug. 2, 3 & 4 8AM-4PM 235 Cumquat R d. NE 33852. From Hwy 27 take Interlake Blvd past Devane Park to end, turn left on Catfish Creek Rd., to left on Placid Lakes Blvd., & left again on Cumquat Rd.NE. From Hwy 70 take Placid Lakes Blvd and go right on Cumquat Rd. LA-Z-BOY adjustable pit style sofa bed & fainting couch which opens to a single bed. Curio cabinet, rocker, touchier lamp, colorful rattan sleep sofa and coffee table, tvs, Roll Top desk, rock albums, Contemporary BR sets with armories, mirrors & extra storage. Buyer will need to purchase their own mattresses. Nice collection of jewelery, Art Glass pieces, collectible dog plates. Wicker shelf, Rene' wig, Nautical artwork, shell dishes. Shimano rods & reels, lures, rod stand, lanterns and candles. King and Queen sheets & b lankets. Fabulous designer clothing sizes two through Plus. Bob Mackie Wearable Art sweater jacket, dresses, belts, Leather, Jean and Satin jackets. Men's medium shirts, suits and jeans. Go-Go power chair NEW BATTERIES. brand new Weber Kettle Grill. Power tools, generator, jack stands, weed eater, chainsaw. Many more items not listed here! Sunday all items 1/2 price!! Rain or Shine! View us on www.estatesales.net Donna Collins Estate Sale AVON PARK* HUGE SALE 1732 US Hwy. 27N Lake Brentwood Plaza, Sat. Aug. 3, 2013, 8AM 2PM. Clothing, Furniture, Sm. Appliances, Toys, Household Items. Much More! AVON PARKThree family yard sale. Misc. items. 1381 Talbott Cir (off Lake Lotela Dr Park. Fri Sat 08/2-3. 8AM 2PM AVON PARKSat. 8 12pm. 2105 Lake Lotela. Lots of clothes, household items & more! AVON PARKEstate Sale! Fri. Sat. 8/2 & 8/3. 8 ?. 1002 N. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newss un.com S ebring golf wunderkind Kendall Griffin has really been working the fairways this summer, and shes just finished of a remarkable, long weekend. The 14-year old freshman to be took part in theU .S. Kids Teen World Championship Thursday, Friday and Saturday at P inehurst, NC, a tournament she tied for third in a y ear ago with a +7, and had held a three-stroke lead h eading into Saturdays final round. B ut after posting rounds of 73 and 71 to find herself a t even par after the first two days, things went a bit awry Saturday and Griffing rinded her way through a round of 75. H er closest competitor K ennedy Swann, of Austin, TX., meanwhile more than m ade up the three shots she t railed by carding a 70 in the final round to take the t wo-stroke tournament win. Griffin actually had a c hance to force a playoff, needing to hole out a chip s hot to knot things up. S he went for it, but to no avail and Swann took the G irls 14 title. There was little time for any head hanging, however, as Griffin and Swann were teamed up the followi ng day for the Teen World Cup event, pitting the U.S. contingent of players against the International field. The pair won their match, posting an even-par 7 2 to win by four strokes over Gabriela Barrios of Peru and Chiara Arya of Indonesia, adding a pointt o the team total to help the U .S. team take the event win. A nd just as their had b een little time to dwell on Saturdays loss before gett ing back to competition S unday, there was even less t ime to revel in Sundays win as Griffin was quickly headed back to Florida for t he Junior Florida Cup at Bent Pine Golf Club inV ero Beach, which was to g et underway on Monday. T he event, a Ryder Cup s tyle tournament, pits the N orth versus the South, w ith the dividing line, of a ll places, the northern border of Highlands County and the southern border of P olk. S ince 2006, when the North and South battled toa 20-20 tie at the Lake Nona Golf Club in the i naugural event, the North has dominated ever since, winning the next six years,o ften by lopsided scores such as last years 21-11 w in at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples. SPORTS B SECTION N ews-Sun Wednesday, July 31, 2013 NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 Courtesy photo Mark Anthony Miranda was a featured guest on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, July 27. Miranda, a Sebring High School graduate, was a Blue Streak football player and won the 2013, 199-pound weight lifting state championship. The Sports Talk show airs Saturdays, immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the Aug. 3 broadcast are Steve Weed and several MMA fighters. Miranda muscles up on Sports Talk Courtesy photo Though she saw a four-stroke improvement from a year ago, Kendall Griffin had a tough day Saturday in taking s econd at the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship a t Pinehurst. C ourtesy photo Gail Brown added some more hardware to her trophy case with a silver medal at this years National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio. Special to the News-Sun C LEVELAND, Ohio In round one of the National S enior Games golf held W ednesday, July 24, Tanglewoods Gail Brown s hot a 94 that put her in fifth p lace in the field of 15 women aged 75 to 79. T his was certainly not Gails usual fine score, mostl ikely attributed to her lack of practice since breaking h er wrist in May. I n round two, Gail found her groove and came in seco nd with a much improved score of 84 moving her up the leaderboard to fourth p lace in her division. Gails third round was her b est with an 81, which p roved to be the third best score carded during the t hree-day event. O nly gold medalist, Kay Griffel of Colorado, posted b etter scores with her opening round 77 and final round7 3. With a total of 263 for the t ournament, Gail earned a s ilver medal which she can add to her collection of four g olds earned in seven prior appearances in the Games. Brown swings to silver at Senior Games Courtesy photo Lane Crosson, from left, Trey Marley and Kyle Cunningham were part of Team Heartlands strong effort at the Dixie Majors World Series in South Carolina. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comT heir trip was cut short Sunday as the Heartland AllStars representing Florida at t he Dixie Majors World Series in North Charleston,S C were edged in their elimination game. After their bats were held in check in Saturdays 3-1, opening round loss to Tennessee, it was the pitching that faltered late Sunday that would spell the final doom. The bats came to play as Josh Baber erased an early Arkansas 1-0 lead in the second with a solo home run, his second of the tournament. Baber also won the Home R un Derby during Saturday nights festivities. T he team from Pine Bluff then re-took the lead with a two-run top of the third, F lorida rallied back to take the lead on a Lane Crosson,t wo RBI double, a run-scoring single from Baber and a another scoring base-knock from Josh Gomez. Another run came across in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 6-3 lead with three outs to go. But Arkansas would explode for five runs before those three outs could be gotten, suddenly flipping the script with an 8-6 lead and needing just three outs of their own to clinch it. And reliever Wyatt D oggett got those three outs t o oust Florida from the double-elimination World Series. Two games lost by a total o f four runs, both a frustrat ion and consolation that the team was just that close from dramatically different results. And with the core group of this squad having gone back-to-back with Majors World Series appearances, along with successes on the national level in recent years in various other age groups it is just further evidence that as far as youth baseball is concerned, you cant do much better than in the Heartland. Team Heartland edged out of World Series Associated PressMIAMI Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes for the Miami Dolphins during an intrasquad scrimmage Monday night that attracted 22,876 at Sun Life Stadium. Its believed to be the largest crowd to attend a Dolphins practice in at least 15 years. Tannehill threw TD passes to tight ends Charles Clay (24 yards Keller (14 ning back Daniel Thomas (9 Tannehill was 8 of 11 for 72 yards. He has not thrown an interception in any practice since Tuesday. Lamar Miller and Jonas Gray both scored on short touchdown runs. (The offense) did some good things, Coach Joe Philbin said. We did some good things in the red zone, some good things in the goal line and obviously we didnt get off to a great start, but its good to see them (respond positively Miamis two expected starting wide receivers, Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline, were held out of the scrimmage. Hartline took part in drills early before going to the sideline and talking to a trainer. Defensively, first-round pick Dion Jordan made his presence felt on the pass rush. He had a sack quarterbacks were not tackled and was one of two players to get into the backfield on another passing play. It was a good night for the Dolphins2013 draft picks. Third-round pick Will Davis intercepted Pat Devlin in the end zone on third-and-goal from the 1 on the last play of the scrimmage. Tight end Dion Sims, a fourth-round choice, had one catch for 6 yards. Running back Mike Gillislee, a fifth-round selection, gained 20 yards on six carries and had two receptions for 21 yards, but did lose a fumble. Safety Kelcie McCray, who missed all of last season because of a foot injury, had the biggest play on defense as he intercepted a Matt Moore pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. Moore finished 5-for-11 for 48 yards. Safety Reshad Jones and defensive end Olivier Vernon each had two sacks, and rookie defensive tackle A.J. Francis had a sack and a pass batted down at the line of scrimmage. Vernon had his left thigh wrapped after his second would-be sack, but returned to the scrimmage. Veteran Dan Carpenter, who is looking to hold off rookie fifth-round pick Caleb Sturgis to keep his kicking job, missed two field goal attempts from 4 9 yards and had an extrapoint attempt blocked. Carpenter hit from 50, 44 and 32 yards. Sturgis sat out the scrimmage as he continues to nurse an undisclosed injury. The Dolphins open the preseason Sunday night against the Dallas Cowbo ys in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. Some guys stepped up and made plays, Philbin said. Obviously there wa s some sloppiness. We have to be a lot better in six days. Thats not surprising. We will take a look at the tape and make the corrections and we will play bet ter on Sunday Tannehill has 3 TD passes in scrimmage Golf odyssey for Griffin See GRIFFIN, Page B4
C M Y K YMCA SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAis currently taking registrations for Fall Youth Soccer ages 3-14. Questions please call 382-9622.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 c firstname.lastname@example.org T he 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 famil y 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 Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. T he Program will offer eight (8 of instruction: Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. P arent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/Father must particip ate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) L evel I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students first water orientation without M other/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 APersonal Water Safety/Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, backstroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the twoweek session and students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. For questions, call 471-5500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat.STR8 UP seeks helpLAKE PLACID As STR8 UPYouth Ministry in Lake Placid celebrates its one-year anniversary as a ministry, they are looking for ways to enhance their programs in order to maintain and challenge the influx of teenagers that enter the ministry. Mr. Greg Foster of GSF Enterprises has been gracious enough to incorporate his lot into our lease, on which we would like to construct a NBA-regulation size basketball court, STR8 Up president Sammy Telesco said. This will be a oneof-a-kind, outdoor, regulation-sized court in Lake Placid. The youth currently play basketball on the back parking lot area and have long since outgrown it. They need the challenge of a full court and higher goals. William E. Lewis and Associates have donated the NBA-style fiberglass goals. Bevis Construction and Concrete has once again partnered with the program to provide the labor for this considerable project. STR8 UPis seeking to raise $7,500 for 80 yards of concrete. STR8 UPis asking for donations towards the goal one quarter of a yard of concrete is $25, half a yard is $50, and one yard of concrete is $100. All donations are welcome. Please make checks payable to STR8 UPYouth Ministry P.O. Box 654 Lake Placid, FL33862 or PayPal can be used from their website www.str8up.org .1 4th Annual Firemen M emorialSEBRING As one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, Sebring Firemen, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC and Home Depot, the day-long tournament will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scramble, flighted by handicap, utilizing both the Deer Run and Turtle Run courses, and the entry fee remains at $75 per player. And though the fee has not gone up, it still includes golf cart, one mulligan, range balls and prizes, while food and beverages will be provided on the courses. There will also be contests for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole in One, with unbelieveable prizes attached. As is their nearly 90-year old custom, the Firemen seek to raise funds to help all area student-athletes and athletic programs. And in so doing, make it a fun and m emorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the night before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun N Lake restaurant for early registration anda heavy dose of hors doeuvres. D eadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 8, a nd checks should be made payable and remit to Sebring Firemen, Inc., P.O Box 1981, Sebring, FL33871, (863 2255. Team entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (863 385-7773. Last years field of more than 250 golfers set a new high for the everexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to get those entries in to be part of a great day of helping the Firemen give back. American Legion Baseball TripSEBRING American Legion Post 25 will be hosting its5th Annual Baseball Trip on Sunday, Aug. 25, to Tropicana Field to see the Rays vs. Yankees. Cost is $45 per person for tickets an d there are still tickets remaining. F or more information, call Robert at the American Legion between 10 a.m.-1 p .m. at 465-0975.APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK Beginning Tuesday, July 16, the Avon Park High School Pool will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer.LP Cheer Car WashLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Cheerleaders are having a Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seacoast Bank, 199 US 27 N, Lake Placid. We will be washing cars for donations, while also selling hot dogs, baked goodies and drinks to help raise monies for transportation to away games. Please come out and support t he Cheerleaders. If you have any questions you may co ntact Sharon Reid at 863-840-1379.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and the cost will be cut down to $200 for all six. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Aug. 3 and 17, Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, conta ct Crawford at (863 email@example.com AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay6343.594 Boston6344.589.5 Baltimore5848.5475 New York5550.5247.5 Toronto4857.45714.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit5945.567 Cleveland5748.5432.5 Kansas City5151.5007 Minnesota4557.44113 Chicago4063.38818.5 West Division WLPctGB Oakland6343.594 Texas5749.5386 Seattle5055.47612.5 Los Angeles4856.46214 Houston3569.33727 ___ Saturdays Games Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Yankees 0 Houston 8, Toronto 6 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 4, Seattle 0 Boston 7, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 1, Texas 0 Detroit 10, Philadelphia 0 Kansas City 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Sundays Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 5 Cleveland 6, Texas 0 Toronto 2, Houston 1 Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4 Boston 5, Baltimore 0 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2, 12 innings Oakland 10, L.A. Angels 6 Seattle 6, Minnesota 4 Mondays Games Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 4, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland 9, Toronto 4 Tuesdays Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late Houston at Baltimore, late Washington at Detroit, late Arizona at Tampa Bay, late Seattle at Boston, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late Toronto at Oakland, late N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3 (Verlander 10-8), 1:08 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 8-11 (Colon 14-3 Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-3 Cleveland (Kluber 7-5 Houston (Bedard 3-8 (Mig.Gonzalez 8-4 Arizona (Miley 7-8ampa Bay (Hellickson 10-3 Seattle (Iwakuma 10-4 (Lackey 7-8 L.A. Angels (Williams 5-7exas (M.Perez 3-3 Kansas City (Guthrie 10-7 Minnesota (Correia 7-7 N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6 Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET37878136.360 Ortiz, BOS32253106.329 Trout, LAA41070133.324 Mauer, MIN36751119.324 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL37 Cabrera, DET32 Encarnacion, TOR29 RUNSBATTEDIN Cabrera, DET99 Davis, BAL97 Encarnacion, TOR84 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL.673 Cabrera, DET.672 Ortiz, BOS.606 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.455 Ortiz, BOS.414 Mauer, MIN.407 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET15-1 Colon, OAK14-3 Moore, TB14-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.34 Kuroda, NYY2.51 Colon, OAK2.54 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX172 Scherzer, DET164 Hernandez, SEA158 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL35 Rivera, NYY33 Nathan, TEX32NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta6145.575 Washington5254.4919 Philadelphia4956.46711.5 New York4756.45612.5 Miami4064.38520 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis6241.602 Pittsburgh6242.596.5 Cincinnati5948.5515 Chicago4856.46214.5 Milwaukee4461.41919 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles5648.538 Arizona5451.5142.5 Colorado5156.4776.5 San Diego4958.4588.5 San Francisco4658.44210 ___ Saturdays Games Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 1 Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0 Detroit 10, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 7, Miami 4 Milwaukee 7, Colorado 5 San Diego 12, Arizona 3 Chicago Cubs 1, San Francisco 0 L.A. Dodgers 4, Cincinnati 1 Sundays Games Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4 Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 14, N.Y. Mets 1 Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0, 11 innings Colorado 6, Milwaukee 5 San Diego 1, Arizona 0 Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2 Mondays Games Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 9, Colorado 8, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 5 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 0 San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1 Tuesdays Games Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 1st game, late St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1st game, late San Francisco at Philadelphia, late Washington at Detroit, late Arizona at Tampa Bay, late Colorado at Atlanta, late N.Y. Mets at Miami, late St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 2nd game, late Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2nd game, late Cincinnati at San Diego, late N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3 (Verlander 10-8), 1:08 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-10 (Stults 8-9 San Francisco (Gaudin 4-2 Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-7 St. Louis (Wainwright 13-6) at Pittsburgh (Locke 9-3 Arizona (Miley 7-8ampa Bay (Hellickson 10-3 Colorado (Chatwood 7-3 (Minor 10-5 N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0 (H.Alvarez 1-1 Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-10) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 6-11 N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6 Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL31340106.339 Molina, STL35946119.331 Cuddyer, COL32252106.329 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT27 Gonzalez, COL26 Brown, PHL24 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI85 Phillips, CIN81 Craig, STL79 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.602 Cuddyer, COL.568 Gomez, MIL.554 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN.430 Choo, CIN.421 Cuddyer, COL.398 WON-LOST Wainwright, STL13-6 Corbin, ARI12-2 Lynn, STL12-5 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.96 Harvey, NYM2.11 Locke, PIT2.15 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM164 Kershaw, LAD156 Samardzija, CHC146 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL31 Grilli, PIT30 Mujica, STL30NATIONAL CONFERENCECentral Division WLTPctPFPA y-Chicago1080.556973947 San Antonio1080.556782884 Iowa6120.333827913 West Division WLTPctPFPA z-Arizona1530.8331203866 x-Spokane1440.7781198896 x-San Jose1350.7221033877 Utah7110.389896988AMERICAN CONFERENCESouth Division WLTPctPFPA z-Jacksonville1260.667941883 x-Tampa Bay7110.389959980 x-Orlando7110.3899651032 New Orleans5130.2788331069 Eastern Division WLTPctPFPA y-Philadelphia1260.6671052839 Cleveland4140.2228471047 Pittsburgh4140.2227261014 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Saturdays Games Jacksonville 52, Tampa Bay 44 Orlando 71, New Orleans 42 Arizona 84, Iowa 45 Utah 48, Cleveland 46 San Antonio 42, Philadelphia 28 San Jose 65, Chicago 40 End of Regular SeasonE ASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago125.706 Atlanta115.688.5 Washington99.5003.5 Indiana89.4714 New York711.3895.5 Connecticut412.2507.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota143.824 Los Angeles126.6672.5 Phoenix99.5005.5 Seattle710.4127 San Antonio612.3338.5 Tulsa614.3009.5 ___ Saturdays Games West 102, East 98 Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Game New York at Washington, 7 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSSent LHP Darin Downs to Toledo for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINSReinstated C Joe Mauer from the restricted list. Optioned C Drew Butera to Rochester (IL NEW YORK YANKEESOptioned 3B David Adams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL Steiger on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERSActivated OF Michael Morse from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Jason Bay for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYSAcquired RHP Jesse Crain from the Chicago White Sox for players to be named or cash. Transferred RHP Brandon Gomes to the 60-day DL. National League ATLANTA BRAVESActivated RHP Brandon Beachy from the 15-day DL. Placed LHP Paul Maholm on the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Kameron Loe for assignment. CHICAGO CUBSSent RHP Scott Baker to Daytona (FSL ment. PITTSBURGH PIRATESPlaced C Michael McKenry on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 28. Recalled OF Alex Presley from Indianapolis (ILBASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned G Shane Larkin. HOUSTON ROCKETSSigned C Marcus Camby. LOS ANGELES LAKERSNamed Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis assistant coaches. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSNamed Chris Heck chief revenue officer.FOOTBALLNational Football League BALTIMORE RAVENSSigned FB Vonta Leach to a two-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALSActivated TE/LS Bryce Davis, OT Andre Smith comes from the active/non-football illness list and WR Brandon Tate from the active/pup list. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned S Chris Banjo and WR Omarius Hines. Waived S Ryan McMahon. HOUSTON TEXANSActivated S Orhian Johnson from the active/non-football injury list. TENNESSEE TITANSAgreed to terms on a contract with G Chance Warmack.COLLEGEN.C. STATENamed Dereck Whittenburg mens assistant basketball coach. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD B B I I G G L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tournament Final, Teams TBA. . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . 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C M Y K And while the hurried, and not too short, overnight travel might have had some e ffect on her game for the A M Four Ball match, Griffin and partner Emma Bradley of Naples came up just short, falling 2 and 1 to Latanna Stone of Valrico and Ansley Bowman of St. Augustine. Later, however, in the PM Foursome match, Griffin t eamed up with Bradentons P hilip Knowles to take a dominating, 7 and 6 win over Stone and Anthony Quintessenza of St. Petersburg. After Mondays matches were settled, the South had a1 0 1/2 to 5 1/2 lead on the North team and were headed into Tuesdays Individual matches, 16 in all, to decide the final. Griffin, who might well have been drained by the time of her match tee time of 8:10 a.m., sure wasnt worse for wear as she squared off with Lakelands Amanda Gartrell. She built up a 3-hole lead by the 12th, and took honors on the next two in a row to get the 5 and 4 win. The South would follow her lead, winning 7 1/2p oints to the Norths 3 1/2 in t he days early matches. There were a few golfers still out as of press time, but with an 18-9 lead, the South had clinched itsfirst ever Junior Florida Cup. Quite the six-day journey for Kendall Griffin. Im glad I did it, it was a lot of fun and I played pretty well considering it was six straight days, she said via phone after her round was over. Now that its over though, the tiredness is setting in. I think its time for a chill session. Page B4News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013w ww.newssun.com hometown biz; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 3 3 9 9 7 7 Courtesy photo Competitors one day, teammates the next. Kendall Griffin and Kennedy Swann combined their skills Sunday to take a w in in the Teen World Cup in Pinehurst, NC. DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun files Josh Baber suffered no power outage over the weekend, belting two in-game home runs as well as winning the Home Run Derby at the Dixie Majors World Series. Continued from B1 Griffin relishes long weekend Power to spare Need a Car, Truck or SUV? Shop Fast, Shop Affordable, Shop Local. Centralfloridawheels.com B y JIMMYGOLEN Associated PressB OSTON The Tampa Bay Rays acquired injured reliever Jesse Crain from the Chicago White Sox on Monday in an attempt to bolster their bullpen for the stretch run in the tough AL East. The White Sox will receive players to be named or cash for Crain, a 32-yearold right-hander who is 2-3 with a 1.15 ERAin 38 appearances. He was placed on the disabled list on July 3 with a right shoulder strain. Jesse has been one of the top relievers in the American League, not only this season but also throughout his entire tenure with the White Sox, Chicago general manager Rick Hahn said. We cannot say enough about what Jesse has meant to our bullpen, and the positive impact hes had on our young relievers. We certainly think he has the ability to influence this years pennant race very positively for the Rays. The deal was announced before the Rays faced the division-leading Red Sox in Boston on Monday night. Tampa Bay began the day just one-half game behind Boston in the ALEast. Crain was expected to fly straight to Tampa Bay, where the Rays open a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Hahn said Crains injury affected the market for him. The team considered waiting until he is healthy, which could be in a few weeks, and trying to get him through waivers. The very, very high likelihood would be that he would be claimed off waivers, Hahn said. So that obviously was not a very appealing alternative when compared with negotiating a deal now prior to the deadline, even with the complexities involved in trying to figure out whats fair compensation for a guy currently on the DL. If he had been healthy for the month of July and healthy right now, it probably would have been a very different dynamic. Rays acquire RHP Crain from White Sox
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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Heart of H ighland, Sweet Adelines, Show Chorus recently gave $500 scholarship awards to each of three Sebring High School graduates. O livia Rose Hitt, one of the recipients, has a GPAof 4.32. Olivia will attend South Florida State College to major in Music Therapya nd then continue her studies at University of Florida to obtain a degree in Music Therapy. Her goal is to work with autistic children and the elderly who suffer from strokes and Alzheimers, using music therapy. Olivia said, Music is the gateway to communication. Katelyn Vickers, with a GPAof 4.29, will attend University of South Florida, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Music. She plans on getting a doctorate in Psychology, while studying and performing music. The final recipient, R achel LaVo, with a GPAof 3.4, will attend FloridaS outhern College in Lakeland. She plans to study Vocal Performance and Music Therapy. Heart of Highland, Sweet A delines, has two scholarship fundraisers a year. A fashion show and luncheon will be held at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge onS aturday, Nov. 23. Tickets are available, and the chorusmajor fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. The Sweet Adelines will again perform (after a long absence) in the new Performing Arts Center of South Florida State College in Avon Park. Avery exciting and entertaining Broadway-themed show is planned. Sweet Adelines invites females of all ages, who would like to learn the art of Barbershop-style singing, to visit them at 7 p.m. on any Thursday at the Avon P ark Rotary, 20 S. Verona Ave. For information call4 52-1927, 414-4914, or 699-0743. Page B6News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 7 7 3 3 Courtesy photo Lake Placid Ballroom Dance members Roger and Ruth Jimenez at polka-time. The next dance is Aug. 17. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Ballroom Dancers filled the Elks Hall r ecently with their first dance of the season, appropriately called CaladiumK ick-Off ushering in the big week of the Caladium F estival, July 26-28. Caladiums were everywhere, lovely centerpieces o n all the tables, and many lucky dancers won a takehome plant. Bates Sons and Daughters donated all the caladiums. The Ladies of the Elks p rovided a delicious snack bar with freshly made sandw iches, chips and desserts. Uptown Country played many favorites includingc ha-chas, rumbas, waltzes and foxtrots and, of course, a couple of polkas. It was a winter crowd in the summer. T he next dance is Aug. 17 and will be a Hawaiian luau complete with a Limbo contest, and a lover-ly bunch of coconuts. There will be free ballroom dancel esson from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Elks Lounge. This w ill be a video instruction format geared to basics only, and while fresh iny our mind, can be practiced from 6:30-9 p.m. in the big b allroom in the main hall. This is a chance for all singles, men and women, to c ome and get acquainted with the basics, and then dance the night away. Everyone is welcome. Lake Placid Ballroom dancers start their season Clubs & Organizations Special to the News-SunSEBRING Zion M issionary Baptist Church Pastor Al Donaldson held a wedding vow renewal ban-q uet on Saturday. Ten couples renewed their vows. Prizes were awarded to the couple who had been married the longest (43 yearsa nd the shortest (nine months). The church would like to t hank Andrea WilsonLitchmore for the docorations. Jorome and Lisa Lowe Ronnie and Trice Laboo Frank and Becky Brown W ellington & Lequida Clarke N ate and DeLouis Clarke Al and Sharon Donaldson Donald Roy and Johnethia W illiamson Couples renew vows at Zion Missionary Celebrations Olivia Hitt receives Sweet Adelines scholarship Courtesy photo Olivia Rose Hitt (centereceived a $500 scholarship from Heart of Highland, Sweet Adelines, Show Chorus. With her are chorus director Betty Meinholz (left chairperson Michele McCormick. C ourtesy photo A mystery tour bus of 30p lus adults visited the clown museum July 20 for a clown show with magic, skits, bal-l oons and lots of laughter. T he clowns in attendance p ut on a great show. The nextclown school will be Aug. 2-4 as well as another class Nov. 8-10. If intereste d, call 465-2920 or Big Al at 243-9473. Learn how to clown around in Lake Placid LAKEPLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers are pleased to announce that beginning with their Aug. 17 dance there will be free ballroom dance lessons from 5:306:30 p.m. in the Elks Lounge. This will be a video instruction format geared to basics only, and while fresh in your mind, can be practiced from 6:30-9 p.m. in the big ballroom in the main hall. Everyone is welcome, singles and couples. Free ballroom dance lessons planned
C M Y K L AKE PLACID The Dalton Gang will have its membership meeting at Beef O Bradys on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. We have two important issues that need your vote, and there will be sign-up sheets for the manyu pcoming fall activities. Sioux Hurley is our contact for the March 2, 2014 cruise on the Norwegian Dawn out of Tampa. Her number is( 941) 484-0728. If we get a lot of dancers, she will make s pecial arrangements with the cruise line for dancings pots. The Aug. 12 Hand and Foot card night starts at 6:30 p.m. We are close to being a full house, checkw ith Joyce Briski at 6996331 or Bonnie Bailey at 464-4888 (town hall space is still available. Although we didnt win t he caladium contest, we sure look pretty at 2010 Placid Lakes Boulevard, and Barbara Masons bench across the street looks spiffy, too. And speaking of gardens, we have to mention Effie Voltzs display on Catfish Creek. Her caladiums, Angel Trumpets (every color there is), gladioli, and just about every flower imaginable surround the house and are a spectacular sight to behold. Talk about a green thumb, hats off to you, Effie. You have a colossal display. Another garden just recently cropped up here in Placid Lakes, its called Olives Garden. Youve heard of house-sitters, dogsitters, etc., this is plant-sitters, and while their Plant Mama is away, they are being kept cozy, fed and watered by our favorite yard-man on Coolidge Avenue. J oanne Croniser gave us a scare, but alls well. She and R usty were at their post at the Caladium Kick-Off Dance as the Lake PlacidB allroom Dancers filled the Elks Hall for their first dance of the season. Placid L akes was well represented, as well as Lake Placid, S ebring, and Avon Park. The second International Sausage Festival will be on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 1-4 p.m. There will be at leastf our kinds of sausage with all the fixins, plus beans, cole slaw, pickles, sauerkraut and more. There will be coffee, iced tea and plenty of desserts. This will be held at the Placid Lakes Town Hall. R eally think the Snowbirds are missing our cool weather here in Florida as they bask in the high 90s and 100s up in the northern states. Hurry back, we miss you. LAKE PLACID July 22 was a Monday morning without rain after the rainy weekend we had, so the sunshine was great to see. Carolyn Reece was the emcee. Walter and Patricia Gerano made the coffee and served choice doughnuts in honor of Pats birthday. We sang Happy Birthday to Pat and Shirley Clark as Marilyn Cromer played the piano. Rick Knoche asked summer residents to please have their pictures taken now for the photo phone directory before the snowbirds start to come back. Rick is so accommodating; just call him and make an appointment. We all would like this directory to be as close to 100 percent as possible. Its s o nice to be able to see everyone in the directory. August activities start out w ith the Mens Pancake Breakfast on Aug. 3 at 8 a .m. Please remember to bring your table service. T hen the men go out for t heir breakfast at the Truck Stop on the morning of Aug. 6 with the arrangements made by Charlie Price. T he evening of Aug. 6 is also the National Night Out Against Crime. The NationalA ssociation of Town Watch is a nonprofit organization t hat focuses on crime prevention coordinating neighborhood watch and law enforcement. The Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeC rime Prevention Specialist Nell Hayes and Marilyn C romer make the arrangem ents. The local law enforcement furnish and c ook the hot-dogs. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to p ass and your own table service. The Red Hats from the park will be going out to eat lunch on Aug. 8 at Chicanes with our Queen Mom, Peggy Sue Teague. The ladies coffee was Tuesday morning at 9:30 with Carolyn Reece taking care of business. We were glad to see that Fran Buero was back from her vacation. It was nice of her to bring cookies, short bread, for the coffee. There are two ladies, gone for the summer, that have had surgery, Diane Bennett and Joanne Fox. We wish you a quick recovery. The usual noon carry-in will be Aug. 13. Take a break to eat, bring your casserole to the clubhouse and share it with the casserole your friends brought. Its a meal young friends. The Ladies Lunch Out will be Aug. 20. Barbara Meyer and her daughter, Susan, have made the arrangements for us to go to the airport to J.R.s Runway Cafe. Im sure well bew atching the airplanes take off and come in. McCracken Farms still comes into our park every week on Wednesdays at 10a .m. until noon. Jim sets up on Bearwoods Avenue. He is r eady to help you with your selection. Everything is fresh farm produce and it alll ooks so good. They dont just come during the winter m onths; they serve us the year round. Come look, buy and be pleased. If youre going to the chapel, ring the bell. www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 31, 2013Page B7 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 7 7 4 4 Courtesy photo Queen Mary Lilles Red Hat Belles recently visited the American Clown Museum and School in Lake Placid. Big Al was the tour director. He performed an amusing magic show with audience participation. He told about the huge clown memorabilia including circus art work, clothing and the large collection of clown figurines, etc. The museum is a treasure-trove o f lively items, and a magnificent place to visit. The fun day ended with lunch. Friends & Neighbors Red Hat Belles visit American Clown Museum P lacid Lakes Party Line By Susie Lee Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston JINXPARCAGHASTHENS AMOKAMORMEAGEREVIL WADEINTHEWATTEAURITE AXERIODEJAOMELETTE PERCOCETTELSAWAIT UNOSONBOARDVIE TISTHECEZANNEPENGUIN ANIONADAREDETANNE HOTSPOTSTEEUPLUGAR MASCBOODLESAGENT ASSOCHELLODALICURES SHAKAAQUAMANCITI CALEBBUENAPOLANSKI ALMASUINOBALLSPEN PLANETSQUESERASEURAT DYEMUSTSEEFINS SHAMENAMEISEASYON PAKISTANRAFTLIEKIA ITERWITHFLYINGKAHLOS THEOISRAELNOAHBENT SAMSTHAMESGRESORSO CROSSWORDSOLUTION C ourtesy photo When speaking to the Rotary Club of Lake Placidrecentl y, Chief James Fansler of the Lake Placid Police D epartmentmentioned severalprograms the department s pearheads. Among these, Operation Medicine Cabinet and the Annual Bike Rodeoare community favorites. LPPD will kick off its Infant Car Seat Program in a few months. With eight active officers, the town of Lake Placid enjoys a low crime rate and a high rate of solved crimes. LPPD works closely with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. F ansler speaks to Lake Placid Rotary Club SEBRING The Mad Mattress Dash Bed Race scheduled for Saturday,O ct. 26 is now open for registration. The 10 a.m. bed race will take place on North Ridgewood Drive and costumes are encour-a ged. There are no entry fees. All one must do is visit the Sebring Chamber of Commerce or Sebring City Hall to pick up an application, or go toF acebook.com/SebringHist ory. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of the race and the best-decorated bed. Again, costumesa re encouraged as this is Halloween Saturday in Sebring. For more information, call 655-5554. Register now for Oct. 26 Founders Day Bed Race Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.
C M Y K By ADAM GELLER A PNational WriterEven before the wooden d ouble doors of St. Marys Hospital swung open and the new parents emerged into the London summer, babe in arms, it was clear wholec hapters of the day-olds life story had already been written. Hundreds of news photographers clicked off thou-s ands of images of the soonto-be-named George, just as they had of his father on thev ery same steps 31 years before. Networks broke into their regular programming tob ring viewers to the scene. An immense crowd wrapped t he newborn, his beaming mother and father in a blanket of cheers and applausea nd, later, as prescribed by custom, bells tolled and cann ons fired to herald his arrival. For any family, even the most royal, the birth of a child is a moment to cele-b rate not just new life, but new potential. It is an occas ion of the greatest hopes, but also often understandable fears. Anewborn offerst he promise of all that is to come and the trepidation o f not knowing just what that will be. When the new heir to the B ritish throne was born last Monday, three other babies were likely born somewhere in the world in the very same second, statistics show;2 54 others within a minute; 360,000 others before the Earth had completed a single turn on its axis. Few, if any, of course, are destined tob ecome a monarch. But, as their parents know, all are e ndowed with a birthright of untold possibility. A nd so we greet five of Georges far-flung peers, all born within hours of the young prince. Their stories begin here. This ugly desertZ AATARI, Jordan Before they left Syria, six months ago, Ali and Walaa Shteiwi spent weeks sounding out friends and relativeso n a name for the child Walaa carried. They decided to call her Shymaa a beautiful name, meaning good traits. But now they live in the bleak world of a Jordanian refugee camp, fenced in amid tens of thousands of others. And when their baby was born Monday, they named her Taymaa Arabic for a desert, huge and arid. This ugly desert was the only thing I could think of when I named my daughter so it would remain a stark reminder of the dark times were living, said Ali, 39. They are there because they fled the war between rebels and the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Ali has no job; the family depends on U.N. food donations. Ali had to wait under the sun for six hours with his newborn on his hand to have her registered with the United Nations refugee agency. When an APreporter arrived at the site, the baby w as weak and the frustrated father was weeping. She was admitted briefly into a Moroccan field hospital, where a pediatrician said shew as showing signs of dehydration. I wish I remained back home and lived under Bashars air strikes andd estruction. But I feared for my wifes life and that of my e xpected daughter. But here, my daughter will have no life. She will die in the heat. M y little, poor thing. ... By Jamal HalabyI just pray to God that he will liveLAGOS, Nigeria Naimot Alabi could not stop grinning as she cradled her fourth child. I just pray to God that he will live, she said, rubbing a finger over the swaddled infants chapped upper lip. A ll three of Alabis other children have died and even in a country where UNICEF reports one in seven perish before turning 5, the 36-y ear-old mothers case is out of the ordinary. Alabi gave birth by cesarean section about 4 p.m. Monday at Lagos IslandM aternity Hospital in the Nigerian capital of 20 million, with husband Abdul Rasheed Alabi by her side. In the 1990s, Island Maternity saw 100 births a day and many newborns were lost. But as the government has built more hospitals with maternity wards, the number of births here has declined to about 300 a month and for the past two years they have arrived to 24-hour electricity, provided by a private company using diesel generators. I wish I had a better home to take him to, she says. Where we live there are so many vendors and churches and they all make a noise, every day, whether its morning or night. I worry he wont sleep. ... The very first thing I bought him is a mosquito net because everyone gets malaria from the open canals (drains are very smelly (and where mosquitoes breed). I had malaria when I was three monthspregnant. By Michelle Faulcitzen of the worldMEXICO CITY Malu Millet and husband Alejandro Galvan welcomedt heir third child into the world Monday in auspicious s urroundings. Little Lucia Galvan Millet was born at Mexico Citys ABCH ospital, a private institution located among high rises in o ne of the metropolismost exclusive districts. At home, a jungle-themed nursery a waited. Millet, 33, is an executive with Dutch consumer goods company Unilever. Galvan, 37, is an industrial engineerf or a Mexican conglomerate. Both were educated in private schools and grew up speaking at least two languages. They envision a sim-i lar childhood for Lucia, and have great dreams for her, b ut also very real concerns. My daughter will be a c itizen of the world, Alejandro said. One day she will decide to go study abroad and maybe she will decide to live abroad. Shec ould decide her calling in this life is to make ice cream but she doesnt have to stay in Mexico for that, she can go to Holland if she wants.T hats the main difference I see with her upbringing. She will have so many more options, so much more information than what I had. What I fear the most is the insecurity she will grow up in. I had a really beautiful childhood. I had a lot of freedom. I could play on the street with my friends. I could ride my bike around the block....There werent so many threats like now. ... In Mexico we have a lot of insecurity. There are drugs now. I was never offered drugs growing up. Maybe I was living a sheltered life but I was never in an environment where there were drugs. She surely will have the opportunity to try drugs and maybe she will try them. Thats why we will flood her with love and with values at home. By Olga R. RodriguezAloving, but small familyBEIJING The daughter of Liang Chen and Fan Lina was born in sprawling T iantan Hospital, where patients lay on cots or mats in the hallway while they wait for care. Public toilets despite janitorsbest e fforts still reek. The secluded maternal ward, h owever, is a rosy haven, its walls painted pink and young nurses dressed in thes ame color. Qianqian will have a lovi ng family, but not a large one. Chinas generation of only children thanks to t he countrys family planning policy has grown up and is having only children of their own who are born into unprecedented wealth.L iang and Fan were only children; their daughter almost certainly will not have a brother or sister. Liang said he hopes his d aughter will grow up healthy, and I wont put too much pressure on her. Our parents wanted us to complete school and have a jobt hat can support ourselves. It is as simple as that, and we have the same wish for ouro ffspring. She will study music. As for school, I will let h er study at her own pace, but music is a must. It will t each her how to persevere. ... When she grows up, she w ill go wherever she wants to go for college, as long as w e have the ability. It will be all right if she can proudly say she is a Chinese citizen by the time she goes abroad. By Didi TangI just want him to b e happyW ATERBURY, Conn. Many times in recent m onths, Tori Iacoviello says, she has been racked by fits of worry. But when her son, A ntonio David Vernovai Jr., was born at 8:12 p.m. Monday at Waterburys own St. Marys Hospital, she felt almost as if the worlda round her and its many concerns had vanished. s a very calm baby and he calms me. Its only been a couple of days, buth s teaching me patience and Im not a very patient person, she said. Iacoviello, 20, is a single mother in a city that waso nce a center for manufacturing brass and clocks, but is now plagued by deterio-r ated housing and 10.8 percent unemployment. She also lives less than a 3 0-minute drive from the Newtown, Conn., school w here a gunman killed 20 students and six adults in December. I worry about even putting my kid in elementary s chool, never mind going to high school, she said. Its just a worry ... seeing it on the news and then Im pregnant through all of this andt hinking: Is this really what my son is coming into? ... I just want him to be happy. I want him happy whatever his choices are ...a nd for him to know that Ive always loved him from t he moment he was born and nothing will ever change that. I want him to go far in l ife. By Adam Geller Page B8News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; july ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 7 6 6 9 9 E .O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 7/31/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 7 7 1 1 HeresSomeGOOD NEWS!subscribeto forjustpenniesaday...To subscribe please call 863-385-6155 Your complete source for all your local news & entertainment Sharing a birthday with the little prince Most of 360,000 others born on that day wont have it so good MCT The royal baby got the headlines last Monday, but many others will share that day as their birthday. Like the young prince, they all have unknown futures ahead, but some have a better place to start than others.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunW ednesday, July 31, 2013Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles AR TFULTH INKINGB y TRACYBENNETT A CROSS 1 Whammy 5 Where les enfants might play9 Rendered speechless 15 Female lobsters 19 Every which way 2 0 Subject for a maria chi band 2 1 Insubstantial 2 2 Like Voldemort 2 3 Artists favorite spirit ual? 26 Ablution, e.g. 27 Firefighters need, maybe 28 Summer Olympics host after London 29 ___ vu 30 Food item a cook might flip 32 Prescription pain medication 3 5 Nos. in a directory 37 Look for 3 8 Several, in Seville 4 0 Cool with what others are doing 4 2 Go (for 43 Christmas song line from an artist? 47 Batman villain 51 What Mississippi cheerleaders ask for al ot 52 How you might do s omething gross 53 Cagney or Lacey: Abbr. 54 Daughter of James II 55 Where theres Wi-Fi availability 57 Get ready to drive 6 0 Former six-term senator from Indiana 61 More yang than yin: Abbr.6 2 Monetary bribes, in slang 64 What a star probably has 65 N.R.A. piece?: Abbr. 68 Artists favorite B roadway musical? 7 0 Revival meeting miracles 71 ___ Zulu (warrior d ubbed Africas N apoleon) 7 2 Atlantean superhero o f DC Comics 7 3 ___ Field 75 Defrocked villain on Buffy the Vampire Slayer 76 Vista opener? 77 Roman of film 81 Michigan college 82 ___ generis 83 Part of an umpires count 86 Put in writing 87 Parts of an orrery 89 Artists expression for Such is life? 92 Easter purchase 93 Worth all the hype, as a film 94 Snorkeling aids 95 Tsk! 9 8 Finger 99 Cuts some slack1 03 Zero Dark Thirty locale 105 Castaways construction 107 Rough position? 108 Sedona maker 111 The Roman way1 12 How the expert artist passed her exam? 116 The Cosby Show boy 117 Last word in the Torah 1 18 Rain man? 119 Inclination 120 ___ Club 121 River that sweats oil and tar in T. 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Eliots The Waste Land 122 Predoctoral tests,f or short 123 Approximately D OWN 1 Tatooine race in the Star Wars saga 2 Whats big at the m ovies? 3 Like old unrecyclable b ottles 4 Certain Jaguar 5 Pre-exam feeling, maybe 6 Playground retort 7 South Koreas ___ Tae W oo 8 Buffet cabinet 9 Key of Schuberts rout Quintet: Abbr. 10 Bronze 11 Topper 12 Ancient 13 Patchwork quilts have lots of them 14 Good point 15 Artists line of weary r esignation? 16 On This Night of a T housand Stars music al 17 Capones top henchman 18 Wintry mix 24 Flawed, as mdse. 25 Party hosts convenience 3 1 Reposed 33 Laborare ___ orare (Freemasons motto 3 4 What Morehouse College lacks 36 Before, poetically 3 8 Home of Kings Peak 3 9 Little muchacho 41 What the tipsy artist had at the bar? 42 Liz of Garfield, e.g. 44 Pay to cross town, maybe 45 First chimp to orbit Earth4 6 Pay to cross town, maybe47 Pop icon? 48 The Odd Couple role 4 9 Daft 50 Phooey! 5 3 Gauntlet throwers challenge 56 What the artist conf used people with? 58 Norse source for Loki lore 59 Dash 60 Dairy consumers e nzyme 6 2 Erotic 6 3 Good wife in The G ood Earth 6 5 Org. protecting music c opyrights 66 Congress ___ makeno law 6 7 Actress Hayek 69 Prefix with poise 74 Pain and suffering 77 Gay capital 78 Summer lawn sight7 9 New Jerseys ___ University 80 QB mistakes: Abbr.8 2 Holy mlle. 84 Turn to bone 8 5 Apiarists woe 88 Watchful ones? 89 Holy city of Iran 90 Access charge, of a sort 91 Debatable sighting9 3 Words to live by 95 Blurts (out 9 6 ___ yoga 97 Arabic name meaning wise 9 8 J. Carrol ___, Oscar nominee for Sahara 1 00 Phycologists study 101 Some templegoers 1 02 Pro vote 104 Birdbrain 106 ___ fair 1 09 Discoveries of Michael Faraday1 10 Regarding 113 Easter purchase 114 ___easter 115 Boardwalk Empire network 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 2728293031 323334353637 3839404142 4344454647484950 51525354 555657585960 61626364 656667686970 71727374 757677787980 818283848586 8788899091 929394 9596979899100101102 103104105106107108109110 111112113114115 116117118119 120121122123 Solution on page B7 This morning while I was taking my bath I noticed a little feathery spider crawling across my ceiling. I have been watching this spider since last fall. It is a happy living thing and I have become protective of it. For many months it lived in the corner over my tub. When I first noticed the spider, I thought it was dead. When I started to clear the cobweb, it moved. I was shocked. I had no i dea that it was alive. What was it eating? O ne evening I started my bathwater and notice it was in the bottom of the tub; Ir escued it and put it behind a basket. That brings me to this morning. I had been gone for a week and had forgotten about the spider. Then I look up and see her.I like to think of the spider as a she. I watched her crawl a cross the ceiling toward the light over the sink; I saw her fall every few s teps. I was standing ready t o catch her if she fell into my bath water, but she did n ot fall very far. She had built herself a safety net. Every few steps she would anchor her web. Then if she slipped she would only fall a few inches. This was how she could defy gravity. Her web gave her sure footing and securit y if she did fall. I pondered this while I w as meditating in the tub. W hat lessons could I learn from watching her? Build yourself a safety net was the first one I thought of. I do this in lots of ways. I have a $20 bill on my key ring in a capsule. I have a hand bar to help me get out of the tub. I have an emergency kit in my truck. I have friends I can call. I have backup chargers a nd wifi. I have my keys on a lanyard so they dont get l ost. I put my purse in the same place when I get home. I have my routines. The second lesson that c ame to mind was her patience. She did not get in a hurry. Each step was slow and steady. So many times we miss out on the fun because we are too rushed to stop and be in them oment. I have enjoyed living in peace for many y ears. I was in no rush to get out of the tub. The time I spent watching her journ ey sparked this essay. The third lesson I saw w as to follow your instincts. She already knew how to spin her web. She w as true to who she was. She was a spider, doing what spiders do best! Many times we get caught trying to be who everyone elset hinks we should be and we dont follow our own path. Our routines become our safety nets; they allowu s to take babysteps to get our homes in order and t hen they free us to be who we were meant to be. A re your ready to FLY? F or more help getting rid of your clutter and CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at w ww.FlyLady.net or read her book, Sink Reflections publ ished by Random House. Help build a Habitat Home this year. Learn more at www.share.habitat.org/flyladybuildproject. Bless others with your clutter by donating it to a H abitat for Humanity Restore. Copyright 2013 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this pub-l ication. Lessons from a spider FLY Lady Leanne Ely DearAbby: My girlfriend, Allison, and Ih ave been in a relationship f or two years. We met in o ur sophomore year of high school and have been dating ever since. We have an incredible relationship. We were virgins when we started dating, but decided we would lose our virginity to each other. We have always used birth control pills and condoms to ensure we wouldnt be having any children. Earlier this month we had a pregnancy scare. Allison had failed to tell me she stopped taking her birth control pills three months ago. My trust was broken, but most of all I was scared she might be pregnant. It turned out she wasnt, but because of the incident I have been skeptical about making love to her. She says this frustrates her, but I have told her the reason I won't is because she refuses to take the pill. Abby, we are way too young to have a child and are totally unprepared. Id still like to be intimate with Allison, but I'm afraid. What should I do? Betrayed in Bangor, Maine DearBetrayed: You appear to be an intelligent and responsible young man. The first thing you should do is thank your higher power that there wasnt an accident and your girlfriend didnt become pregnant. The next thing you should do is find out why Allison would stop taking her birth control pills without telling you. If there was a medical reason, there are other methods she could have used in their place. (If you are planning to attend college, she may have been thinking a baby would anchor you to her.) And last, recognize that if you resume having sex with her which I emphatically dont recommend that you wont be able to trust her as far as birth control is concerned, and you will be the one totally responsible for preventing a pregnancy. The saying, Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ME, applies here. DearAbby: I would like your opinion on the relatively new craze of trashing the wedding dress. I think its a deplorable waste. Im sorry I kept mine and watched it yellow over the years, but I havent heard a reasonable argument for destroying the gown. Some women say if they have a daughter, she wouldt want a dated dress. But if the dress is currently in style, Im sure some less fortunate girl would love to have it. Rather than trash it, I say why not donate the dress or sell it and send the m oney to a womans charit y? Sensible in the Sunshine State DearSensible: The only rational reason I can think of for trashing a wedding dress would be if the marriage was a disaster and the bride was doing it as a way of venting her anger. I cant speak for all young women, but I am willing to bet that many would be thrilled to wear the gown their mother wore. And for those who arent interested or cant fit into it, your idea of recycling is compassionate, generous and sensible. DearAbby: My husband refuses to cover his mouth when he sneezes. He thinks that by stifling his sneeze he doesnt expel any particles. Besides being unhealthy, I feel it is gross for the rest of us. Is it possible to sneeze and not spray? Ducking For Shelter in Ohio DearDucking: No. Some sneezes can travel up to a distance of 5 feet, expelling thousands of droplets into the air and onto surfaces. Stifle or not, your husband should cover his mouth. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable 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. Young couples intimacy is risky without birth control Dear Abby NEWS-SUN 385-6155 B y ADAM EGAN Associated PressLONDON Miley Cyrustransformation from a sweet-faced child star into a twerking, wild-child sensation has garnered plenty of debate, but she says its not really all that deep she just grew up, yall. I think people forget what it feels like to be 20, she said in a recent interview. People just evolve and thats all thats happened to me. But people think a mad scientist somehow cooked up this potion and turned me in to a different human, which it wasnt. All I did was get a haircut and buy some clothes and everyone thinks that I am made into a robot that changes with whats popular every 10 years. Cyrus has raised eyebrows as she continues to distance herself from her former life as the star of the Disney show Hannah Montana. Now engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus is concentrating on her musical career and due to release an album in the fall. Cyrus has one of the summers biggest hits with We Cant Stop; its now No. 2 on Billboards Hot 100 chart. In the songs video, which has reached 100 million views on YouTube, Cyrus dances suggestively amid bizarre imagery, including a skull made of french fries. Cyrus says the video was inspired by her own life and the wild parties shes been at. Cyrus: Wild child days just part of growing up
C M Y K Page B10News-SunWednesday, July 31, 2013www.newssun.com Whats Cooking Today, my Corporate E xecutive Chef Fred Scherger is here conducting a culinary review of all three the hospi-t als. The review happens annually and I am excited to s ee how we do and what areas we can improve on. The review will cover all aspects of the culinary operations. It starts with profitabili-t y and production then moves on to purchasing followed by r ecipe accuracy, personnel and safety and finishes with reviewing the HACCPlogs. I feel confident that we will do well as we have worked v ery hard to maintain compliance and my sure we are adhering to all the standardsp ut in place by Compass Group and Florida Hospital. I think these reviews are a g reat tool for unit executive chefs because it allows you to h ave senior leadership help find out what they might need to improve on and the leadership provides the plan to make the improvement successful. T his week I am doing a Jamaican-themed luncheon for the physicians here in Sebring and I met with Dr. Paul Ebanks, who is from Jamaica. He brought me a cook book from Jamaica that belongs toh is wife and we picked a few recipes out of it to prepare t oday. One of the favorites down there is callaloo, which is what we call chard, and if prepared right it is wonderful. SoI have a recipe for Jamaicanstyle callaloo. Hope you enjoy. Cheers, Chef.Callaloo2 quart Swiss Chard, Green, Fresh 1/2 cup Water 1 cup Onions, Yellow, Fresh, Chopped 2 cup Tomatoes, Fresh, Diced 2 each Garlic Cloves, Peeled, Fresh, Minced 1/2 tsp. Thyme, Fresh, Minced 1/4 tsp. Salt, Kosher 2 tbs. Oil, Olive/Canola Oil 25/75 Blend 2 tbs. Margarine, Liquid Oleo, ZTF Wash the Swiss chard to remove any debris and dirt. Chop the chard and cover with cold water. Dissolve half of a teaspoon of salt into the water and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Discard the water and rinse the chard. In a large pot add oil, margarine and water. Place firmly packed chopped chard on top. Add the remaining seasonings on top of the chard. Put a lid on the pot. Cook over medium heat for roughly 10 minutes or until the chard stalks are tender. The chard should be bright green. Do not overcook. Internal temperature must reach 140 degrees. Place half-cup of greens on each serving plate. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Jamaican style C hefs Corner Tim Spain Sweet Pickle RelishYield: 5 pints 6 to 8 lbs pickling cucumbers (about 25 3 to 4 inches 1/2 cup Mrs. Wages Canning and Pickling Salt 1 pouch Mrs. Wages Sweet Pickle Relish Seasoning 2 1/2 cups Mrs. Wages White Distilled Vinegar(5% acidity) 2 cups sugar Prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturers instructions for sterilized jars. Wash cucumbers and remove blossoms; drain. Cut into 1-inch pieces and place in a food processor. Process into small pieces (1/8 inch or smaller is best place into a bowl. Stir in salt and mix well. Cover and let sit for 2 hours. Drain out excess juice by placing in a fine strainer. Combine pickle relish seasoning, vinegar and sugar into a large non-reactive pot. Do not use aluminum. Bring mixture just to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add prepared cucumbers and simmer 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Evenly divide hot relish into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim and cap each jar as it is filled. Process pints 15 minutes in boiling water bath canner. Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturers directions. If jars do not completely seal, refrigerate and consume within one week. Product is ready to eat after 24 hours. Before serving, chill to enhance flavor. Note: Processing times are for altitudes less than 1000 feet. At altitudes of 1000 feet or more increase processing time 1 minute for each 1000 feet of altitude.Zesty Bread and ButterPicklesYield: 7 quarts 9 to 11 lbs pickling cucumbers (about 50 3 to 4 inches 1 pouch Mrs. Wages Zesty Bread & ButterPickles Mix 8 3/4 cups Mrs. Wages White Distilled Vinegar(5% acidity) 7 cups sugar Prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturers instructions for sterilized jars. Wash cucumbers and remove blossoms; drain. Cut into thin slices. Whole cucumbers are not recommended. Combine mix, vinegar and sugar into a large non-reactive pot. Do not use aluminum. Bring mixture just to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture dissolves. Pack cucumbers into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Evenly divide hot pickling liquid among the packed jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles and cap each jar as it is filled. If more liquid is needed for proper headspace, add hot vinegar. Process pints 5 minutes, quarts 10 minutes, in a boiling water bath canner. Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturers directions. If jars do not completely seal, refrigerate and consume within one week. Product is ready to eat after 24 hours. Before serving, chill to enhance flavor and crispiness. Note: Processing times are for altitudes less than 1000 feet. At altitudes of 1000 feet or more increase processing time 1 minute for each 1000 feet of altitude.F AMILYFEATURES Spicy, sweet or zesty, its never been easier to enjoy the crisp, tangy taste of homemade pickles. And with recipes like these you can preserve perfect pickles for any palate. Here are a few tips from the pickling pros at Mrs. Wages to help you give your cukes a kick of great homemade flavor:Choose pickling cucumbers, not slicing cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers are short and blocky about 4 inches long. They should be firm and green in color with no blemishes.For pickles, you must cut off 1/16 inch from the blossom end to help prevent soft mushy pickles. The blossom end contains an enzyme that will cause softening. Keep the cukes cool in the refrigerator until you have enough to make a batch, but do not hold them too long or you will end up with shriveled pickles.Use real canning jars. Dont use jars that once contained peanut butter, pickles, mayo, etc. Clear canning jars are what you need. Use flat lids (called either lid or flat. Also check for nicks and cracks these may cause seal failure. Find more tips, canning recipes and the Mrs. Wages Canning Guide at www.mrswages.com. Spicy PicklesYield: 7 quarts 9 to 11 lbs pickling cucumbers (about 50 3 to 4 inches) 3 1/3 cups Mrs. Wages White Distilled Vinegar (5% acidity 7 1/3 cups water 1 pouch Mrs. Wages Spicy Pickles Mix (Medium orHot) Prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturers instructions for sterilized jars. Wash cucumbers and remove blossom ends; drain. Leave whole, cut into spears or slice. Combine vinegar and water into a large non-reactive pot. Do not use aluminum. Bring mixture just to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat, add pickle mix and stir until dissolved. Pack cucumbers into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Evenly divide hot pickling liquid among the packed jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles and cap each jar as it is filled. If more liquid is needed for proper headspace, add a mix of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water (this mixture should be boiling hot). Process pints 5 minutes, quarts 10 minutes, in a boiling water bath canner. Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturers directions. If jars do not completely seal, refrigerate and consume within one week. Product is ready to eat after 24 hours. Before serving, chill to enhance flavor and crispness. Note: Processing times are for altitudes less than 1000 feet. At altitudes of 1000 feet or more increase processing time 1 minute for each 1000 feet of altitude.